Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam
Award-winning reporter Jason Burke shows how the threat from Islamic terrorism comes not from a single criminal mastermind, or even from one group. In this revealing account, he characterizes it is a broad movement with profound roots in the politics, societies and history of the Islamic world. Using hundreds of interviews and thousands of documents, Burke shows how "Al-Qaeda" is a convenient label applied misleadingly to a diverse, disorganized global movement dedicated to fighting a "cosmic battle" with the West. This is the definitive account of the mysterious organization, retelling its story from scratch and challenging many myths that threaten the very foundations of the "War on Terror."
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Review: Al Qaeda: The True Story Of Radical IslamUser Review - Oliver - Goodreads
Read this yonks ago, but never got around to reviewing it, actually had to reread bits of it recently to remind myself. My edition is the 2007 volume, so it covers the 7/7 bombings but obviously came ... Read full review
Review: Al Qaeda: The True Story Of Radical IslamUser Review - Matthew Ciaravino - Goodreads
Very interesting analysis of Islamic Militancy which reveals the true nature of 'Al-Qaeda' and how our current means of defeating it need to be altered. Read full review
What is alQaeda?
11 September Terror and Islam
The Millennium Plot
The Holy War Foundation
The War on Terror
Militants and Radical Ideologues