By Ali Soufan
A compelling, definitive account of the way and why bin Laden’s ideology retains emerging from the dead.
In early 2011, the guts of the Muslim global roiled in protest, fed on with the upheaval of the Arab Spring. The governments of Tunisia and Egypt had already fallen; these of Libya and Yemen might quickly stick to. looking at the chaos from his hideout in Pakistan, Osama bin encumbered observed a historical chance: “the subsequent stage,” he declared, “will be the reinstating of the guideline of the caliphate.”
Within weeks, bin weighted down used to be lifeless, shot at midnight by means of a U.S. military SEAL. Commentators world wide started to prophesy al-Qaeda’s coming near near dying. yet six years later, the truth is the opposite. The group’s associates have swollen, and the Islamic State—al-Qaeda’s such a lot brutal by-product to date—proclaims itself the reborn caliphate bin weighted down foretold in his ultimate weeks.
In Anatomy of Terror, former FBI designated agent and New York Times best-selling writer Ali Soufan dissects bin Laden’s model of jihadi terrorism and its significant offshoots, revealing how those organisations have been shaped, how they function, their strengths, and—crucially—their weaknesses. This riveting account examines the recent Islamic radicalism throughout the eyes of its flag-bearers, together with a Jordanian former drug broker whose cruelties surprised even his fellow militants, an Air strength colonel who as soon as served Saddam Hussein, and a provincial bookworm who declared himself caliph of all Muslims. We meet Ayman al-Zawahiri, titular head of al-Qaeda; Saif al-Adel, an Egyptian ex-soldier who faked his personal loss of life to turn into the group’s defense leader; and bin Laden’s personal loved son Hamza, a major candidate to guide the association his overdue father founded.
To dispose of the scourge of terrorism, we needs to first understand who the enemy truly is, and what his motivations are. Anatomy of Terror lays naked the psychology and internal workings of al-Qaeda, the Islamic nation, and their spawn, and exhibits how the unfold of terror may be stopped.
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