This book is a biography and study of one of the key theorists of the jihad, Abu Mus'ab Al-Suri, and is an excellent source of information on both theories of jihad and on how and why veteran jihadis such as Al-Suri became and remained involved in the jihad. The book starts with Al-Suri’s initial involvement in the Syrian jihad, follows him through Soviet-occupied Afghanistan to “Londonistan” and thence back to the Taleban’s Afghanistan and al-Qaida. Along the way we encounter a variety of other almost personalities, motivations, and approaches. Especially valuable is the 140-page translation of excerpts from Al-Suri’s 1,600-page “masterwork,” The Global Islamic Resistance Call. This book is a fascinating and highly informative account that goes to the heart of the original Al-Qaida.
Architect of Global Jihad : The Life of Al-Qaeda Strategist Abu Mus'ab Al-Suri
18 November 2011
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