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 guts 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. 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 rule of thumb of the caliphate.”

Within weeks, bin encumbered was once useless, shot at midnight through a U.S. army SEAL. Commentators world wide started to prophesy al-Qaeda’s impending 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 by-product to date—proclaims itself the reborn caliphate bin encumbered foretold in his ultimate weeks.

In Anatomy of Terror, former FBI detailed 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 businesses have been shaped, how they function, their strengths, and—crucially—their weaknesses. This riveting account examines the recent 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 turn into the group’s safeguard leader; and bin Laden’s personal cherished son Hamza, a chief candidate to steer the association his overdue father founded.

To get rid of the scourge of terrorism, we needs to first comprehend 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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