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Wall Street Journal Reporter to Discuss Book on Radical Islam, 6:30 pm May 17

May 7, 2010 | By Julie Schoo |

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Wall Street Journal reporter Ian Johnson will discuss his latest book, "A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West," at 6:30 p.m., May 17, in the Bloomberg Room.

In the wake of the news that 9/11 hijackers had lived in Europe, Johnson wondered how such a radical group could sink roots into Western soil. His research — including interviewing survivors, scouring archives, and pressuring governments to release sensitive intelligence documents — resulted in revealing the story of the CIA’s collaboration with the Muslim Brotherhood, which gave radical Islam its foothold in the West. The book is both a ground-level look at Cold War spying and a revelatory account of the West’s first, disastrous encounter with radical Islam.

As a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library, no outside books will be permitted. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing for $27.

The event is free for Club members, $5 for non-members. Reservations are required at or call 202-662-7523.