Synopses & Reviews
Offering an alternative to conventional, ineffective methods of shutting down Al Qaeda, this handbook unlocks the secrets of the organization and provides a simple strategy for disempowering the terrorists via the internet. The practical, populist formula calls for individuals to identify, translate, and disseminate persuasive and independent counter-Al Qaeda messages online using the primary media on which Al Qaeda spreads their communications. It is through the yet-to-be challenged online messaging to the Muslim public that Al Qaeda garners its critical financial and moral support and future recruits. Using the information and tools provided in the text, individuals as well as organizations internet-savvy or not can help drown out the pervasive pro-Al Qaeda propaganda.
"The slim size (fewer than 60 pages) of Howard Clark's book belies its ambitious goal. The book echoes much of the latest thinking in the counterterrorism and intelligence community regarding the best way to fight al Qaeda over the long haul. Clark's answer is to both amplify the nihilism of its message and promote moderate Islamic voices." U.S. News & Weekly Report
About the Author
Howard Clark has served a Senior Intelligence Analyst for Counter-Radicalization at the Department of Homeland Security and as a Presidential policy analyst. He is decorated former Marine officer who commanded dozens of counter-terrorism missions in Iraq and served in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and the Philippines.
He lives in Washington, DC.