Knowing the Enemy: Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror

After September eleven, americans agonized over why nineteen males hated the U.S. sufficient to kill 3 thousand civilians in an unprovoked attack. Analysts have provided a large choice of motives for the assault, however the one voice lacking is that of the terrorists themselves. This penetrating publication is the 1st to provide the internal common sense of al-Qa’ida and like-minded extremist teams through which they justify September eleven and different terrorist attacks.

Mary Habeck explains that those extremist teams belong to a brand new movement—known as jihadism—with a selected ideology according to the idea of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Hasan al-Banna, and Sayyid Qutb. Jihadist ideology includes new definitions of the team spirit of God and of jihad, which permit individuals to name for the destruction of democracy and the us and to homicide blameless males, girls, and youngsters. Habeck additionally indicates how the USA may perhaps defeat the jihadis, utilizing their very own ideology opposed to them.

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Guide to Islamist Movements (2 Volume Set)

This is often the 1st entire consultant to brand new most vital, but least understood transnational ideology - political Islamism. The flow takes many kinds, starting from electoral participation to progressive terrorism and international jihad, and impacts the politics of just about each nation worldwide. The consultant examines the movement's various teams, rules, and actions, together with the ideals, organizational buildings, and interactions of the several teams. It makes a speciality of thinkers and ideologies, events and events, and responding govt rules and repression. The advisor starts off with normal essays. the 1st is an summary of up to date Islamism that assesses its roots within the background of Islam and strains the increase of Islamist concept during the 20th century to modern occasions. the second one essay addresses the idea that of 'global jihad' and jihadist hobbies, specially in courting to terrorism, and gives history to many of the teams and pursuits mentioned within the booklet. Following those introductions, sections are geared up geographically and canopy the components of extreme, and identified, Islamist task - Sub-Shaharan Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific, relevant Asia, North Africa and the center East, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere. Essays in the sections study particular nations and areas, and element the teams and actions inside of those parts. The essays contain distinct bibliographic info for extra learn.

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The Road to Balcombe Street: The IRA Reign of Terror in London

By Steven P. Moysey

The line to Balcombe road: The IRA Reign of Terror in London is the hugely targeted account and research of legislation enforcement negotiation classes realized from the notorious hostage standoff among the London Metropolitan Police (the Met) and 4 participants of the Provisional Irish Republican military (IRA) within the wintry weather of 1975. With eye-witness and first-hand testimony, this booklet examines the occasions top as much as the conflict and their political context in addition to how each side dealt with the hostage state of affairs and the innovations and strategies utilized by the police to soundly diffuse the unstable state of affairs.

Comprehensive and readable, the line to Balcombe highway: The IRA Reign of Terror in London appears at not just the six days making up the standoff yet areas the disagreement in specific old context by means of giving a close precis of IRA job in London within the years major as much as the siege. additionally, this very important examine explores the aftershocks bobbing up from the apprehension of the IRA workforce in addition to the hostage negotiation classes discovered within the clash. this helpful source additionally contains a thorough bibliography and record of digital assets.

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Soft Target: A Thriller (Ray Cruz)

By Stephen Hunter

One other action-packed mystery from Stephen Hunter, this time starring Ray Cruz, the son of ex-Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, who was once brought in Hunter’s prior bestseller, Dead Zero.

Ten thousand humans jam the aisles, the corridors, the elevators, and the escalators of the USA, the Mall—a titanic Rubik’s dice of a constitution with its personal enjoyment park situated within the spacious heart atrium. of these humans, 9,988 have come to buy. the opposite twelve have come to kill.

Ray Cruz, one of many heroes of Hunter’s final bestseller, Dead Zero, is within the mall together with his fiancée and her kin. The retired Marine sniper proposal he used to be performed with stalking and killing—but one of the trapped millions, he’s the one one with a plan and the center to confront the self-proclaimed “Brigade Mumbai.” Now all he wishes is a gun.

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Terrorism and Collective Responsibility (Points of Conflict)

By Burleigh Taylor Wilkins

The terrorist risk is still a aggravating factor for the early Nineties. This e-book explores even if terrorism can ever be morally justifiable and if this is the case less than what circumstances.
Professor Burleigh Taylor Wilkins means that the preferred characterisation of terrorists as criminals fails to recognize the explanations why terrorists hotel to violence. it's argued that terrorism can't be appropriately understood until the collective accountability of organised teams, akin to political states, for wrongs allegedly performed opposed to the teams which the terrorists symbolize is considered. Terrorism and Collective Responsibility presents an research of varied versions of collective accountability, and it takes into consideration fresh discussions of army accountability and company ethics. The publication additionally explores the issues that terrorism poses for the simply battle tradition.
The arguments of well-known philosophers opposed to terrorism are significantly tested and the declare that terrorism inevitably violates the rights of blameless people is taken into account. Wilkins units forth an unique definition of terrorism that's absolute to impress controversy.

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Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice

By Scott Helman, Jenna Russell

The complete tale of the Boston Marathon bombing, the quest for the Tsarnaev brothers, and a city's courageous reaction to terror--drawing from Pulitzer Prize-winning assurance of the tale within the Boston Globe.
When bombs exploded on the densely crowded end line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, the full global watched in surprise because the tale opened up. First, the dying toll and life-altering accidents. subsequent, the identity of the suspects—Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev—and the annoying manhunt that introduced Boston to a standstill. And, eventually, the brave and encouraging restoration of a wounded American city.
 Long Mile Home is the riveting story of that tragic, surreal, and eventually inspiring week. Boston Globe newshounds Scott Helman and Jenna Russell inform the total tale throughout the eyes of 5 important characters—a police officer, a misplaced daughter, a made up our minds survivor, a trauma health professional, and the marathon director—tracing the trails that introduced them to a sad intersection with murderous brothers on that notorious day in April. together with never-before-told tales, unforeseen revelations, and unforgettable moments of heroism and humanity, Long Mile Home is either an soaking up, action-packed narrative and an enduring tribute to the bravery and resiliency of the Boston community.

With a brand new Afterword via the Authors

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Le Prince vert : du Hamas aux services secrets israéliens

By Mosab Hassan Yousef, Ron Brackin

De 1997 à 2007 Mosab Hassan Yousef était le «Prince vert».
C'est sous ce nom de code qu'il renseignait l. a. Sécurité intérieure israélienne, le Shin wager, tout en militant au sein du Hamas, l'une des businesses palestiniennes les plus radicales.
Arrêté au sortir de l'adolescence par l'armée israélienne, il bascule lorsqu'en felony il est confronté à los angeles barbarie dont font preuve les membres du Hamas envers les autres prisonniers palestiniens. À sa libération, mettant constamment sa vie en probability, il devient l. a. pièce maîtresse des providers secrets and techniques israéliens au sein de l'organisation cofondée par son père, un informateur si précieux que son life n'est connue que d'une poignée de hauts responsables de l'État hébreu.
Agent double au cœur de l. a. poudrière du Proche-Orient, Mosab Hassan Yousef a vécu au plus près, et des deux côtés, les événements de los angeles seconde Intifada. Il livre ici un témoignage inédit sur l. a. répression dans les territoires occupés, los angeles guerre civile qui oppose depuis 1993 les différentes factions palestiniennes, le fonctionnement du Shin guess et l'organisation des attentats-suicides par les terroristes du Hamas.
Si Mosab Hassan Yousef est allé jusqu'à rompre avec ses proches, son peuple et son identité, c'est d'abord pour entraver los angeles spirale infernale des attentats et des représailles. Jamais il n'a touché d'argent en échange et ses informations et son seul yet a toujours été de sauver des vies dans les deux camps – los angeles liste des attentats qu'il a aidé à déjouer, parfois au dernier second, est là pour le prouver.
Document exceptionnel à l'image des Mémoires des plus grands espions, Le Prince vert nous plonge dans le quotidien du peuple palestinien entre désir de paix et sanctification du martyre.

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4:09:43: Boston 2013 Through the Eyes of the Runners

By Hal Higdon

within the first e-book in this tragic occasion, 4:09:43, Hal Higdon, a contributing editor at Runner’s global, tells the story of the Boston Marathon bombings. The book’s name refers back to the numbers at the finish-line clock while the 1st bomb exploded.

In 4:09:43, Higdon perspectives Boston 2013 during the eyes of these operating the race. you'll meet George, a runner from Athens, birthplace of the trendy marathon, who at dawn joins the eerie march of silent runners, all aimed toward their appointments in Hopkinton, the place the marathon starts off. you'll meet Michele, who at age 2 helped her mom hand water to runners, who first ran the marathon whereas a pupil at Wellesley collage, and who made up our minds to run Boston back normally simply because her daughter Shannon was once now a scholar at Boston collage. you are going to meet Tracy, stuck on Boylston highway among the 2 explosions, operating for her existence. you are going to meet Heather, a Canadian, who limped into the clinical Tent with bloody socks from blisters, quickly to gain that worse issues exist than wasting a toenail.

In what could be a first, Hal Higdon used social media in writing 4:09:43. Sunday, now not but looking ahead to what may take place day after today, Higdon published a good-luck message on his well known fb web page. “Perfect weather,” the writer estimated. “A ‘no-excuses’ day.” inside of mins, runners in Boston spoke back. Neil instructed that he used to be “chilling sooner than the carb-a-thon continues.” Christy boasted from her lodge room: “Bring it!”

Then, the explosions on Monday! like any runners, Higdon puzzled no matter if marathoners could ever consider secure back. starting Tuesday, runners advised him. They all started running a blog on the web, posting to his fb web page, supplying hyperlinks to their tales, so very related, but additionally so very various. Over the subsequent a number of hours, days, and weeks, Higdon accrued the stories of approximately seventy five runners who have been there, whose lives perpetually will be shadowed through the bombs on Boylston highway.

In 4:09:43, Higdon offers those tales, condensing and integrating them right into a smooth-flowing narrative that starts with runners boarding the buses at Boston universal, maintains with the wait on the Athletes’ Village in Hopkinton, and flows via 8 separate cities. the tale doesn't finish until eventually the 23,000 contributors come across the phobia on Boylston highway. “These usually are not seventy five separate stories,” says Higdon. “This is one tale informed because it could have been by way of a unmarried runner with seventy five pairs of eyes.”

One caution approximately studying 4:09:43: you are going to cry. yet you'll chortle, too, simply because for many of these who coated the 26 miles 385 yards from Hopkinton to Boylston highway, this was once a joyous trip, albeit person who resulted in tragedy. it is a publication as a lot concerning the race and the runners within the race because it is set a terrorist assault. In years to come as humans glance again at the Boston Marathon bombings, 4:09:43 would be the e-book that everybody must have learn.

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The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition)

Nearly 3 thousand humans died within the terrorist assaults of September eleven, 2001. In reduce big apple, on a box in Pennsylvania, and alongside the banks of the Potomoc, the USA suffered the only greatest demise from an enemy assault on its soil.

In November 2002 the USA Congress and President George W. Bush validated through legislations the nationwide fee on Terrorist assaults Upon the USA, sometimes called the Sept. 11 fee. This self sustaining, bipartisan panel used to be directed to check the proof and conditions surrounding the September eleven assaults, determine classes discovered, and supply options to guard opposed to destiny acts of terrorism.

This quantity is the licensed variation of the Commission's ultimate record.

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Munich 1972: Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph at the Olympic Games

By David Clay Large

Set opposed to the backdrop of the turbulent overdue Sixties and early Seventies, this compelling e-book offers the 1st accomplished historical past of the 1972 Munich Olympic video games, infamous for the kidnapping of Israeli Olympians by means of Palestinian terrorists and the hostages’ tragic deaths after a botched rescue venture through the German police. Drawing on a wealth of newly to be had assets from the time, eminent historian David Clay huge explores the 1972 pageant in all its ramifications. He interweaves the political drama surrounding the video games with the athletic spectacle within the enviornment of play, itself rarely freed from controversy. Writing with aptitude and one eye on telling aspect, huge brings to lifestyles the tales of the indelible characters who epitomized the video games. Key figures diversity from town itself, the visionaries who introduced the video games to Munich opposed to all odds, and naturally to the athletes themselves, imprecise and recognized alike. With the Olympic move in consistent threat of terrorist disruption, and with the 40th anniversary of the 1972 tragedy upon us in 2012, the Munich tale is extra well timed than ever.

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