Al-Qaeda: Casting a Shadow of Terror

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I.B.Tauris, 2004 - 355 стор.
Award-winning reporter Jason Burke shows how the threat from Islamic terrorism comes not from a single criminal mastermind, or even from one group. In this revealing account, he characterizes it is a broad movement with profound roots in the politics, societies and history of the Islamic world. Using hundreds of interviews and thousands of documents, Burke shows how ""Al-Qaeda"" is a convenient label applied misleadingly to a diverse, disorganized global movement dedicated to fighting a ""cosmic battle"" with the West. This is the definitive account of the mysterious organization, retelling its story from scratch and challenging many myths that threaten the very foundations of the ""War on Terror.""
 

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For a really illuminating account of that loose network of networks generically called Al-Qaeda this is considered by many as the most trustworthy and lucid work. Written in an engaging prose, this history of the emergence and evolution of present day islamic radicalism is really unputdownable! Читати огляд повністю

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London Observer Chief Reporter Jason Burke was featured in the recent BBC2 documentary "The Power of Nightmares" which compared the rise of Islamic militancy with the corresponding (and equally ... Читати огляд повністю

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What is alQaeda?
xxvii
11 September Terror and Islam
20
Radicals
39
Mujahideen
54
Heroes
70
Militants
85
Terror
99
Seekers
114
The Millennium Plot
196
The Holy War Foundation
211
11 September
232
The War on Terror
252
Conclusion
275
Notes
291
Glossary
326
Militants and Radical Ideologues
330

Home
134
Flight
141
Struggle
156
Global Jihad
177
Select Bibliography
337
Index
343
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Сторінка xv - With a more subtle intention, he took the part of an insolent and venomous evoker of sinister impulses which lurk in the blind envy and exasperated vanity of ignorance, in the suffering and misery of poverty, in all the hopeful and noble illusions of righteous anger, pity, and revolt.
Сторінка xv - The way of even the most justifiable revolutions is prepared by personal impulses disguised into creeds. The Professor's indignation found in itself a final cause that absolved him from the sin of turning to destruction as the agent of his ambition.

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Jason Burke is the prize-winning Chief Reporter for The Observer, London. He saw many of the key events described in this book at first hand.

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