Decoding Al-Qaeda's Strategy: The Deep Battle Against America (Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare)

By Michael W. S. Ryan

By consulting the paintings of famous and vague al-Qaeda theoreticians, Michael W. S. Ryan reveals jihadist terrorism technique has extra in universal with the foundations of Maoist guerrilla battle than mainstream Islam. Encouraging strategists and researchers to dedicate higher realization to jihadi rules instead of jihadist army operations, Ryan builds an efficient framework for reading al-Qaeda's plans opposed to the United States and constructs a compelling counternarrative to the West's meant "war on Islam."

Ryan examines the Salafist roots of al-Qaeda ideology and the contributions of its most famed founders, Osama Bin encumbered and Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a political-military context. He additionally reads the Arabic-language works of lesser recognized theoreticians who've performed an instrumental position in framing al-Qaeda's so-called battle of the oppressed. those authors simply cite the guerrilla thoughts of Mao, Che Guevara, and the mastermind of the Vietnam battle, normal Giap. in addition they include the arguments of yank theorists writing on "fourth-generation warfare."

Through those texts, readers adventure occasions as insiders see them, and via targeting the actions and pronouncements of al-Qaeda's notion leaders, specifically in Yemen, they parent the direct hyperlink among al-Qaeda's strategies and traits in anti-U.S. terrorism. Ryan exhibits al-Qaeda's political-military technique to be a innovative and principally secular departure from the vintage Muslim notion of jihad, including worthwhile dimensions to the operational, mental, and informational thoughts already deployed by way of America's army within the region.

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Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society)

By Mark Juergensmeyer

Completely revised and up to date, this new version of Terror within the brain of God incorporates the occasions of September eleven, 2001 into Mark Juergensmeyer's landmark research of spiritual terrorism. Juergensmeyer explores the 1993 global alternate heart explosion, Hamas suicide bombings, the Tokyo subway nerve gasoline assault, and the killing of abortion sanatorium medical professionals within the usa. His own interviews with 1993 international exchange heart bomber Mahmud Abouhalima, Christian correct activist Mike Bray, Hamas leaders Sheik Yassin and Abdul Azis Rantisi, and Sikh political chief Simranjit Singh Mann, between others, take us into the frame of mind of these who perpetrate and aid violence within the identify of religion.

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By Allan Stratton

Life's demanding for Sami Sabiri, a humorous, gutsy fifteen-year-old caught at a personal institution the place he is the single Muslim child. yet issues are approximately to get much worse.

When Sami catches his father in a lie, he will get suspicious . . . and he is not the one one. In a flash, the FBI descends on his domestic and Sami's kinfolk turns into the heart of a world terrorist research. Now, as his international unravels, Sami needs to give you the chance to avoid wasting his father, his kinfolk, and his life.

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Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism

By Robert Zubrin

There used to be a time whilst humanity regarded within the reflect and observed whatever worthwhile, worthy conserving and struggling with for—indeed, worthy freeing. yet now we're beset on both sides through propaganda selling a notably varied point of view. based on this concept, people are a melanoma upon the Earth, a species whose aspirations and appetites are endangering the normal order. this can be the middle of antihumanism.

Merchants of Despair strains the pedigree of this ideology and exposes its lethal effects in startling and scary element. The ebook names the executive prophets and promoters of antihumanism during the last centuries, from Thomas Malthus via Paul Ehrlich and Al Gore. It exposes the worst crimes perpetrated by way of the antihumanist circulate, together with eugenics campaigns within the usa and genocidal anti-development and population-control courses round the world.

Combining riveting stories from heritage with strong coverage arguments, Merchants of Despair offers medical refutations to antihumanism’s significant pseudo-scientific claims, together with its glossy tirades opposed to nuclear strength, insecticides, inhabitants development, biotech meals, source depletion, business improvement, and, so much lately, fear-mongering approximately international warming. Merchants of Despair exposes this risky schedule and makes the definitive medical and ethical case opposed to it.

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Armed for Life: The Army of God and Anti-Abortion Terror in the United States (Praeger Security International)

This booklet presents an in depth and accomplished examine the first gamers, acts, motivations, and techniques of the military of God of their quest to make abortion unlawful within the United States.

• contains interviews, decisions from the military of God handbook, essays and books through individuals, net postings, and written correspondence

• offers a chronology of assaults claimed by way of or attributed to the military of God opposed to abortion providers

• Examines the reaction by way of the political and legislations enforcement neighborhood to the military of God

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Politika (Tom Clancy's Power Plays, Book 1)

By Jerome Preisler, Tom Clancy

It is 1999. The surprising loss of life of Russia's president has thrown the Russian Federation into chaos. Devastating crop disasters have left thousands within the grip of famine, and an rebellion turns out inevitable.

considered one of Russia's provisional leaders asks the yankee president for support. however the entire global is observing while a perilous terrorist assault stuns the U.S. and proof issues to the Russian executive.

Amidst the turmoil in Russia, American businessman Roger Gordian reveals his multinational company and its staff in jeopardy. made up our minds to discover these accountable for the assault, he calls upon his predicament keep an eye on group to interven. yet Gordian does not become aware of how a long way the terrorists will cross and what sort of he has to lose...

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Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad

By Peter L. Bergen


     In Manhunt, Peter Bergen gives you a taut but panoramic account of the pursuit and killing of Osama bin encumbered. listed here are riveting new information of bin Laden's flight after the crushing defeat of the Taliban to Tora Bora, the place American forces got here startlingly as regards to shooting him, and of the fugitive leader's makes an attempt to discover a safe hiding position. because the in simple terms journalist to realize entry to bin Laden's Abbottabad compound earlier than the Pakistani executive demolished it, Bergen paints a vibrant photograph of bin Laden's grim, Spartan lifestyles in hiding and his fight to keep up keep an eye on of al-Qaeda.
     part an international away, Bergen takes us contained in the scenario Room, the place President Obama considers the classes of motion awarded by means of his conflict council and gets conflicting recommendation from his most sensible advisors earlier than finding out to chance the raid that will switch history--and then contained in the Joint targeted Ops Command, whose "secret warriors," the SEALs, may execute Operation Neptune Spear. From the instant Black Hawks take off from Afghanistan till bin weighted down utters his final phrases, Manhunt reads like a thriller.

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By Robert Graysmith

Who was once the anthrax killer?
Six days after the Sept. 11 assaults, a brand new terror started to spread...

September 17, 2001: A Florida tabloid gets a love letter addressed to Jennifer Lopez. The paper's photograph editor opens it--and, unknowingly, inhales hundreds of thousands of poisonous spores. by way of 10/5 he is useless.

October 12, 2001: NBC anchor Tom Brokaw's assistant assessments confident for cutaneous anthrax, as a result of the publicity to a powder in an envelope she inhaled 3 weeks prior to.

within the days that undefined, 28 extra humans proven optimistic for anthrax, plunging a whole kingdom into the frontlines of an insidious bioterror.

The anthrax warfare had all started.

this is often the main entire paintings up to now concerning the plague of terror that arose within the wake of 9/11--and the relentless clinical manhunt to reply to the query of who the anthrax killer used to be.

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