Coverbild Kadir, the War and the Prophet’s Cat von Benno Köpfer, Peter Mathews, ISBN-978-3-423-62674-3
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Kadir, the War and the Prophet’s Cat

Kadir is sixteen; German, Turkish, an exceptionally gifted football player—and an IS warrior
Kadir is standing in front of the packed football stadium in Hamburg’s St Pauli district. His sports bag at his feet, his hand raised clutching a cellphone, he shouts Allah Akbar! God is great. Is Kadir about to blow himself and hundreds of innocent people to kingdom come? Mark, best friend and fellow footballer, tells us how it came to this, from Kadir’s radicalisation through his “brethren” from the culture club to the day of his abrupt disappearance from Hamburg. It’s not until much later that Mark discovers the truth: Kadir has been in Syria. We see him side by side with IS fighters; we witness his everyday life in Syria, caught between boredom, violence and a semi-permanent state of shock. But now Kadir is back in Hamburg—having made the disastrous decision to die as a martyr.

• The novel describes the radicalisation of a young boy culminating in his decision to become an IS warrior
• How much truth is there to Kadir’s story? The epilogue gives us the lowdown.
• includes a comprehensive glossary
Details
336 pages, Age 14 and up, ISBN 978-3-423-62674-3
About the author
Portrait des Autors Benno Köpfer

Benno Köpfer

Benno Köpfer read Prehistory and Islamic Studies in Freiburg, Cairo and Sanaa. As an archaeologist, he has been involved in various excavations in Yemen and Syria and travelled the Islamic world from Mauritania to Pakistan. He currently works as a research analyst with the Verfassungsschutz—Germany’s domestic intelligence service.
About the author

Peter Mathews

Peter Mathews has been writing books, including detective novels, for 30 years. After studying economics, he worked in advertising and publishing; his special areas of interests are football and the history of Islam and Turkey.
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Benno Köpfer, Peter Mathews: Kadir, der Krieg und die Katze des Propheten

Gibt es Kadir tatsächlich? Benno Köpfer und Peter Mathews erzählen im Videointerview, was sie bewegt hat, diesen Roman zu schreiben.

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