The Mind Of A Terrorist: The Strange Case Of David Headley
The incredible story of David Headley, the Pakistani-American mastermind behind the 26/11 attacks.
The morning of November 26, 2008 dawned bright on Mumbai, but the day would colour the city red before ending on a horrifying note. Ten members of the Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba carried out a series of 12 coordinated shootings and bombings across the city lasting four days, killing 166 people and injuring 208.
Born Daood Gilani, David Headley lived a sinister double life. One day he would stroll through Central Park in his tailored Armani suit as a true New Yorker; the next day would see him browsing the bazaar in Lahore wearing traditional Pakistani clothes. With one blue eye and one brown, Headley grew up between East and West. He was attracted to both worlds, even working as an informant for the US government, until one day he found himself forced to choose between the place of his birth and a radical form of Islam preaching global jihad.
Veteran journalist Kaare S?rensen has reconstructed Headley’s movements and planning in a tense feat of reportage. His exclusive account, based on extensive reporting, eyewitness interviews and documentation including wiretaps, court transcripts and emails by Headley accessed from a chat room cache of 9000 messages, offers unprecedented insight into the mind of one of the most dangerous terrorists.