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 center of the Muslim global roiled in protest, ate up 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. gazing the chaos from his hideout in Pakistan, Osama bin encumbered observed a old chance: “the subsequent stage,” he declared, “will be the reinstating of the guideline of the caliphate.”
Within weeks, bin weighted down was once lifeless, shot at midnight via a U.S. army SEAL. Commentators around the globe started to prophesy al-Qaeda’s approaching death. 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 derivative to date—proclaims itself the reborn caliphate bin weighted down foretold in his ultimate weeks.
In Anatomy of Terror, former FBI unique 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 enterprises have been shaped, how they function, their strengths, and—crucially—their weaknesses. This riveting account examines the hot Islamic radicalism during the eyes of its flag-bearers, together with a Jordanian former drug broker whose cruelties stunned 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 dying to develop into the group’s safeguard leader; and bin Laden’s personal liked son Hamza, a main candidate to steer the association his past due father founded.
To do away with the scourge of terrorism, we needs to first recognize who the enemy really is, and what his motivations are. Anatomy of Terror lays naked the psychology and internal workings of al-Qaeda, the Islamic country, and their spawn, and exhibits how the unfold of terror should be stopped.
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