In the summer of 2014 Jürgen Todenhöfer spent several months talking to German Islamists (via Skype) that have been connected with the ‘IS’. What he found out during these discussions is more than frightening and reveals the murderous intent of the so-called Caliphate, which seeks to establish a global theocracy and does not abstain from mass murder, even among Muslims. Following the expansion of their state in the Middle East, and after the subjugation of the neighboring countries, what they have in sight is Europe and the West.

In November 2014 Jürgen Todenhöfer became the world's only Western journalist who entered the center of the ‘IS’, Mosul, where he remained for ten days which resulted in further interviews. Ten Days in the ‘Islamic State’ is the first Croatian edition of a book that vividly describes Todenhöfer's experiences on the spot. His dramatic report from the ‘reign of terror’ is a loud warning that the political solution to a cycle of violence and an effective strategy for fighting terrorism is of vital importance.

Jürgen Todenhöfer, born 12 November 1940 in Offenburg, is a German writer, journalist, politician, and executive producer. He studied law at the universities of Munich, Paris, Bonn and Freiburg. He got a Ph. D. in law in 1969, and has worked as a judge since 1972. In 1970 he became a member of the Christian Democratic Union and acted as a spokesman for the party's development policy and arm control. He was vice president of the executive board of the German media company Hubert Burda Media until 2008. Some of his well-konwn works are: Wer weint schon um Abdul und Tanaya? (2003), Andy und Marwa. Zwei Kinder und der Krieg (2005), Why is Toteşti du, Zaid? (2008), Aftermarket Dein Glück (2010) etc.


  • ISBN: 978-953-8075-20-9
  • Dimensions: 128x200 mm
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Cover: paperback
  • Year of the edition: 2016
  • Original title: Inside IS - 10 Tage im 'Islamischen Staat'
  • Original language: German
  • Translation: Hrvoje Gračanin