The Enemy Within


SPAIN: Farid Itaiben prays at the mosque where his brother, killed in the Madrid bombings, preached

The last time Myriam Cherif saw her son Peter was in May of 2004. She quietly wept as the two of them stood at the elevator on the fifth floor of the gritty public-housing project where they lived just north of Paris. Myriam, 48, was born in Tunisia, moved to France when she was 8 and became a French citizen. Peter's father, who died when the boy was 14, was a Roman Catholic from the French Antilles in the Caribbean. But Peter, 23, took a different path. In 2003 he converted to Islam and became a devout Muslim, after years of...

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