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, fed on with the upheaval of the Arab Spring. The governments of Tunisia and Egypt had already fallen; these of Libya and Yemen could quickly stick to. observing the chaos from his hideout in Pakistan, Osama bin weighted down observed a ancient chance: “the subsequent stage,” he declared, “will be the reinstating of the rule of thumb of the caliphate.”
Within weeks, bin weighted down used to be lifeless, shot in the dead of night by means of a U.S. army SEAL. Commentators worldwide started to prophesy al-Qaeda’s impending dying. yet six years later, the truth is the opposite. The group’s associates have swollen, and the Islamic State—al-Qaeda’s so much brutal by-product 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 companies have been shaped, how they function, their strengths, and—crucially—their weaknesses. This riveting account examines the hot Islamic radicalism in the course of 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 develop into the group’s protection leader; and bin Laden’s personal loved son Hamza, a main candidate to steer the association his past due father founded.
To cast off 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 country, and their spawn, and indicates how the unfold of terror might be stopped.
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Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State by Ali Soufan