Alexander Khan did not have the easiest start to life. Born to a white mother and an Asian father in the racially divided years of the 1970s, his world collapsed when he was snatched from his mother following the breakdown of his parents' marriage.
When his father died suddenly, Alexander's step family in Lancashire stepped in and raised him. But they showed him no love, nor kindness of any sort. At the age of 13 he is sent to Pakistan for a ‘holiday’ - one that was planned to last a lifetime. He was abducted by an uncle and sent to Haqqania, a Fundamentalist Madrassa (Islamic School) on the Pakistan/Afghanistan border now notorious for training some of the Taliban's top scholars and fighters.
Alexander spoke no Arabic and had little knowledge of the Qur’an. He was beaten and tortured regularly for such 'crimes' by his teachers and mocked by other students. Alexander now had to find a way out.....
After 26 years of searching for the truth would Alexander ever find his mother, and the truth why he was treated so cruelly by the people who should have loved and protected him.
Alexander writes about his early life experiences in ORPHAN OF ISLAM. He is currently working on his second memoir. He is also the author of “The Recruit” An Ethan Blake thriller.
Alexander works with two charities helping to raising awareness on 'Parental Child Abduction' and 'Honour Based Abuse.'