By Anne Stenersen

because 11th of September, al-Qaida has develop into probably the most notorious and commonly mentioned terrorist corporations on this planet, with associates unfold around the globe. besides the fact that, little-known are the group's actions inside Afghanistan itself, anything which Anne Stenersen examines during this e-book. utilizing an array of certain fundamental resources, she provides another narrative of al-Qaida's ambitions and techniques ahead of Sep 11. She argues that al-Qaida's activities weren't simply an ideological expression of non secular fanaticism and violent anti-Americanism, yet that they have been really way more functional and organised, with a extra progressive and center Eastern-focused time table than formerly inspiration. via Stenersen's research, we see how al-Qaida hired a twin method: with a small part keen on staging overseas terrorist assaults, yet even as a bigger half devoted to construction a resilient and cohesive association that might finally function a forefront for destiny Islamist revolutions.

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