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Agent Storm: A Life Inside al-Qaeda and the CIA

He was not my friend. He was a person I needed to get close to to stop his evil in him.

The mini-exhibit provides a chronological glimpse into the life of Morten Storm, a rebellious youth who found an identity in radical Islam. His conversion led him to Yemen to study Islam and learn Arabic, only to later abandon the faith and switch sides. Storm spent years as a double agent, spying on the heart of al Qaeda for western intelligence agencies.

You'll learn how the unlikely Danish spy managed to get inside the world of American-born terrorist, Anwar al-Awlaki and become one of his most trusted friends. Discover Storm's 'honeypot' plot featuring a blonde Croatian convert called Aminah. 

Here are highlights from the exhibit's collection of artifacts: