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The Secret History of Al-Qa'ida (Paperback, New Ed) Loot Price: R224
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The Secret History of Al-Qa'ida (Paperback, New Ed)

Abdel-Bari Atwan

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Over the last ten years, journalist and al-Qa'ida expert Abdel Bari Atwan has cultivated uniquely well-placed sources and amassed a wealth of information about al-Qa'ida's origins, masterminds and plans for the future. In this book, Atwan reveals how al-Qa'ida's radical departure from the classic terrorist / guerrilla blueprint has enabled it to outpace less adaptable efforts to neutralise it. The fanaticism of its fighters, and their willingness to kill and be killed, are matched by the leadership's opportunistic recruitment strategies and sophisticated understanding of psychology, media and new technology - including the use of the Internet for training, support and communications. Atwan also argues that current events in the Middle East represent watershed moments in the group's evolution that are making it more dangerous by the day, as it refines and appropriates the concept of jihad and makes the suicide bomber a permanent feature of a global holy war.

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Imprint: Abacus
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2007
Authors: Abdel-Bari Atwan
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 292
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-349-12035-5
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Islamic studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Terrorism, freedom fighters, armed struggle
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LSN: 0-349-12035-8
Barcode: 9780349120355

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