Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed--and how to Stop it

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Bonus Books, 2003 - Political Science - 267 pages
The tentacles of terrorism have reached deep into America, threatening to make Osama bin Laden's dream of destroying the American economy a reality. As the United States spends billions upon billions more towards trying to fend off another 9/11-type attack, terrorist groups grow wealthier, and thus more capable of financing large-scale missions of murder and mayhem. This book, by terrorism expert Rachel Ehrenfeld Ph.D, uncovers the clandestine and sinister ways that Islamic terrorist groups finance their global network. From innocent-looking American businesses that serve as fronts for terrorism to joint efforts with established groups in organised crime, terrorists have grown increasingly savvy in ways to bolster their financial power. Dr. Ehrenfeld's investigation also details how these undetected billions are spent to methodically bring about chaos and destabilisation in American society.

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This fact-filled but rather dry volume brings together a wealth of information uncovered in recent years on the money-making activities and financial networks that sustain terrorism. Ehrenfeld (Narco ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Ehrenfeld is the director of the New York-based Center for the Study of Corruption and the Rule of Law. As the foremost authority on Narco-Terrorism (she coined the phrase and was the first to write about the phenomenon) and its corrupting effects on democracies and societies everywhere, her advice is sought after by numerous international and national agencies. Her articles appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal and National Review. In addition, she frequently appears on television news programs to discuss terrorism, corruption, and the Middle East (The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News, CNN, and Nightline).

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