By Rohan Gunaratna
Examines the management, ideology, constitution, recommendations, and strategies of the main violent politico-religious association the realm has ever visible. The definitive paintings on Al Qaeda, this publication relies on 5 years of analysis, together with vast interviews with its individuals; box learn in Al Qaeda-supported clash zones in critical, South and Southeast Asia and the center East; and tracking Al Qaeda infiltration of diaspora and migrant groups in North the US and Europe. even though based in 1988, Al Qaeda merged with and nonetheless works with numerous different extremist teams. as a result Al Qaeda rank and dossier draw on approximately 3 many years of terrorist services. furthermore, it inherited a full-fledged education and operational infrastructure funded via the USA, eu, Saudi Arabian and different governments to be used within the anti-Soviet Jihad. This ebook sheds gentle on Al Qaeda's monetary infrastructure and the way they educate strive against squaddies and forefront warring parties for a number of guerrilla, terrorist and semi-conventional campaigns within the heart East, Asia, Africa, the Caucuses, and the Balkans. furthermore, the writer covers the clandestine Al Qaeda operational community within the West. Gunaratna finds: how Osama bin encumbered had his mentor and Al Qaeda founder, ''Azzam'', assassinated with a view to take over the association and that different Al Qaeda officials who stood in his manner have been murdered, Al Qaeda's long-range, deep-penetration agent dealing with procedure in Western Europe and North the USA for developing secure homes, buying guns, and engaging in operations, how the O55 Brigade, Al QaedaВґs guerrilla association, built-in into the Taliban, how the arrest of Zacarias Moussaoui compelled Al Qaeda to maneuver ahead on September eleven, how a plan to wreck British Parliament on Sept. 11 and to take advantage of nerve fuel at the ecu Union Parliament have been thwarted, how the Iran--Hezbollah--Al Qaeda hyperlink supplied the information to behavior coordinated, simultaneous assaults on a number of ambitions, together with failed plans to spoil la overseas Airport, the USS Sullivan, the Radisson inn in Jordan, and 11 US advertisement airliners over the Pacific ocean, that one-fifth of foreign Islamic charities and NGOs are infiltrated by means of Al Qaeda, how the USA reaction is efficacious militarily within the brief time period, yet inadequate to counter Al Qaeda's ideology within the long term. eventually, to break Al Qaeda, Gunaratna indicates there should be a multipronged, multiagency, and multidimensional reaction by way of the foreign neighborhood.