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    Default The West's most important spy inside al Qaeda has a book out

    Aimen Dean, who worked for UK intelligence within AQ for four years (1998-2002), has now written - with two co-authors - a book "Nine Lives: My Time as the West's Top Spy Inside al-Qaeda". His motive to change sides:
    Betrayal of the treacherous is loyalty in the eyes of God. I betrayed a bunch of criminals, itís as simple as that.
    Link to publisher:https://oneworld-publications.com/nine-lives.html

    In after his defection, following a US media report "outed" him, he did go public with interviews with the BBC in early 2015.
    Link:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31700894

    As part of the publicity he has now been interviewed in the UK, at least twice and in the USA - with a CNN documentary to come. Link to UK interview on C4 News (8 mins):https://www.channel4.com/news/i-was-...nside-al-qaeda A longer interview on LBC (20 mins) with Maajid Nawaz:https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/vide...iew/vi-AAyqlUs
    Link to short CNN item:https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/23/w...spy/index.html
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    A NBC report, with a filmed interview and with alas an accurate headline: 'He spied on al Qaeda from the inside, until he had to run for his life; Aimen Dean was a double agent, feeding al Qaeda's secrets to Western intelligence, but then someone spilled his secret.
    Link:https://www.nbcnews.com/news/mideast...un-his-n883681
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    A balanced review from WSJ; the second paragraph says:
    His memoir, “Nine Lives,” should dispel doubts about the essential truth of his tale. Detailed and weird, it contains enough verifiable fact, and enough idiosyncrasy, to establish, as his co-authors Tim Lister and Paul Cruickshank write, that “there simply wasn’t another informant inside al-Qaeda like him.” Mr. Dean’s book is a major contribution to the literature of espionage, and a rare book to say something original about contemporary jihadism.
    Link:https://www.wsj.com/articles/nine-li...eda-1533078183
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