Next in Q – Episode 4: Aimen Dean – A British Spy out of Al Qaeda

30th October 2018

Tune in to the new Quilliam International podcast with your host David Toube in conversation with Aimen Dean.

“So… there was a choice between either the British, the Americans or the French. As far as the Americans were concerned… my defection took place around December 1998, and in August 1998, I was just lucky to escape with my life from a cruise missile attack by the Americans against the camps… So I thought basically that it would be extremely difficult to work with people who just a few months ago pressed the button, trying to kill me. So I thought, ‘forget the Americans’.

As far as the French were concerned, basically, it meant that I would have to learn another language – a language I don’t like the sound of at all…not to mention that the French are rude, and aloof and arrogant…”

Support our ‘Next in Q’ podcast by donating here.
Support our civil society movement against extremism by joining Quilliam Circle here.