Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State

Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State Author Ali Soufan
ISBN-10 0393241173
ISBN-13 9780393241174
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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A compelling definitive account of how and why bin Ladens ideology keeps rising from the dead In early 2011 the heart of the Muslim world roiled in protest consumed with the upheaval of the Arab Spring The governments of Tunisia and Egypt had already fallen those of Libya and Yemen would soon follow Watching the chaos from his hideout in Pakistan Osama bin Laden saw a historic opportunity the next stage he declared will be the reinstating of the rule of the caliphate Within weeks bin Laden was dead shot in the dark by a U S Navy SEAL Commentators around the world began to prophesy al Qaedas imminent demise But six years later the reality is the reverse The groups affiliates have swollen and the Islamic Stateal Qaedas most brutal spinoff to dateproclaims itself the reborn caliphate bin Laden foretold in his final weeks In Anatomy of Terror former FBI special agent and New York Times best selling author Ali Soufan dissects bin Ladens brand of jihadi terrorism and its major offshoots revealing how these organizations were formed how they operate their strengths andcruciallytheir weaknesses This riveting account examines the new Islamic radicalism through the eyes of its flag bearers including a Jordanian former drug dealer whose cruelties shocked even his fellow militants an Air Force colonel who once 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 own death to become the groups security chief and bin Ladens own beloved son Hamza a prime candidate to lead the organization his late father founded To eliminate the scourge of terrorism we must first know who the enemy actually is and what his motivations are Anatomy of Terror lays bare the psychology and inner workings of al Qaeda the Islamic State and their spawn and shows how the spread of terror can be stopped

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