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Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the US

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What is the structure of al Qaeda and radical Islamic activity in the United States today? How has it evolved since 9/11? To what extent does domestic radical Islamism pose a threat to US national security at home and abroad?

The Investigative Project on Terrorism, founded in 1995 by Steven Emerson, maintains the largest nongovernmental data and intelligence library in the world on militant Islam. The Project assists the White House, the FBI, the Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security, and other government departments with counterterrorism activities.

Together with a staff of experts, Executive Director Steven Emerson has compiled this thorough factual overview of the Islamist terrorist threat to the United States. Unlike The 9/11 Commission Report, which was focused mainly on the retrospective analysis of al Qaeda activities leading up to the attack of September 11, 2001, Jihad Incorporated provides an in-depth examination of radical terrorist organizations and their financial support networks operating in the United States and abroad.

Divided into three sections, the work first sets the stage for the current situation by reviewing the lessons learned from previous terrorist plots and attacks both within our borders and against American interests abroad. Emerson and colleagues profile key players in the terrorist network and describe their various criminal activities before and since 9/11.

The second section analyzes organizations in the Middle East besides al Qaeda that have established ties in the United States: Hamas, Hizballah, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and radical groups in Pakistan.

The third section analyzes the subtle, wide-ranging support system for terrorist activities that exists within our own borders: charities and foundations that secretly solicit for terror; the complex corporate web of companies, charities, and nonprofit corporations known as the SAAR Network; mosques that provide cover for terrorists; the use of the Internet for terrorist communication; and lobbying efforts by Muslim American organizations to influence the top echelons of the federal government.

In a dangerous age, this is an important book for all Americans to read.

Book News Annotation:

According to Emerson (founder and executive director, Investigative Project on Terrorism), radical Islamist groups have established a world-wide "conglomerate" that has operationally autonomous "subsidiaries" operating in the United States through networks of terrorist cells, charities, front companies, advocacy groups, think tanks, web sites, mosques, and theological organizations. In this work, he and his colleagues at the Investigative Project seek to alert Americans to the scope and danger of this network. He discusses the activities of Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hizballah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and jihadists in Pakistan. He also seeks to expose an alleged support network operating with the types of front organizations mentioned above. As with earlier works by Emerson, critics are likely to respond that the book is marred by portraying every single one of these groups as dangerous to the United States when many are better understood as opponents of Israel that, however violent, have arisen in response to Israeli policies in the Occupied Territories and Lebanon, and by conflating organizations whose links are tenuous at best, such as Hizballah al-Hijaz, accused of carrying out the Khobar Towers bombing of 1996, and the Lebanese Hizballah, founded to resist the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon in the 1980s.
Annotation 2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

According to Emerson (founder and executive director, Investigative Project on Terrorism), radical Islamist groups have established a world-wide "conglomerate" that has operationally autonomous "subsidiaries" operating in the United States through networks of terrorist cells, charities, front companies, advocacy groups, think tanks, web sites, mosques, and theological organizations. In this work, he and his colleagues at the Investigative Project seek to alert Americans to the scope and danger of this network. He discusses the activities of Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hizballah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and jihadists in Pakistan. He also seeks to expose an alleged support network operating with the types of front organizations mentioned above. As with earlier works by Emerson, critics are likely to respond that the book is marred by portraying every single one of these groups as dangerous to the United States when many are better understood as opponents of Israel that, however violent, have arisen in response to Israeli policies in the Occupied Territories and Lebanon, and by conflating organizations whose links are tenuous at best, such as Hizballah al-Hijaz, accused of carrying out the Khobar Towers bombing of 1996, and the Lebanese Hizballah, founded to resist the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon in the 1980s. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In this book written for a dangerous age, the founder of The Investigative Project on Terrorism offers a thorough and factual overview of the Islamist terrorist threat to America.

About the Author

Steven Emerson is the founder and current executive director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism. An award-winning journalist and internationally recognized expert on terrorism and national security, he is the author of six books, including the New York Times best seller American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us. He has testified before Congress numerous times on terrorism and was one of the few experts before 9/11 to warn specifically of the threat to America from Osama bin Laden.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591024538
Author:
Emerson, Steven
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Muslims -- United States.
Subject:
Islamic fundamentalism
Subject:
Politics - General
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
535
Dimensions:
9.22x6.36x1.49 in. 1.89 lbs.

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