Satanic Purses: Money, Myth, and Misinformation in the War on Terror

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Aug 3, 2006 - Business & Economics - 430 pages
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Naylor argues that bin Laden's role in various terrorist activities has been grossly exaggerated and that the idea of al-Qa?idah as a well-financed, centrally directed movement is a fable akin to misconceptions about the Mafia. Satanic Purses makes clear that the myths surrounding the war on terror, especially the alleged existence of hordes of Islamic terror dollars, have led Western countries, particularly the US, to policies that create death and disorder abroad and the loss of due process and privacy at home.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
1The Crucible Afghanistan the AntiSoviet War and the Roots of the alQidah Myth
2Vengeful Green Giant? Bin Lden Fundamentalism and the Rise of the Islamintern
3Conspiracies of Evil Crime Law and the Politics of Fear
4Usama of Khartoum AntiChristian Jihad NerveGas Plots and the Transnational of Terror
5Pipe Dreams and Political Hallucinations Usama the USA and the Tliban
6Trials Tribulations Prosecutors in Paradise and Usama in Wonderland
11Monetary Mujahideen? Mall versus Mosque in the War on Terror
12Original Sin Palestine and the Rise of Modern Political Terrorism
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14Neither to Give nor to Receive Requiem for Islamic Charity in the US?
15Chasing Green Herrings The Netherworld of Terror Meets the Underworld of Crime?
16Conflicts of Interest? On Bloody Diamonds and Tarnished Gold
17Striking Out AlQidah Cells in the GLOBAL Petrie Dish
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7Rockets Red Glare Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
8To the Shores of Muqdisho Usama in the Land of Qt Clan and Cattle
9Terror Dollars and Nonsense Finding Freezing and Seizing the Hordes Hoards
10Quartermasters of Terror Inscrutable Orientals and Underground Banks
Epilogue
Notes
Index
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R.T. Naylor is the author of many books, including Economic Warfare: Sanctions, Embargo Busting, and Their Human Cost, and Bankers, Bagmen, and Bandits: Business and Politics in the Age of Greed. He is professor, economics, at McGill University in Montreal.

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