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The book has a good historical basis of UBL and the Muslim Jihad. I don't agree with the central tenet of the author that being to purify the Muslim belief into nonviolence as of way to combat the violence of the global jihad movement. This argument does not seem to work with the violence permutated by the jihads clans and in fact will most likely end in the Muslim reformist being killed. The author does mention that most Muslims feel that they will be dominated by the Christians and must protect themselves and that the jihad movement provides an alternate to their fears. I would recommend this as a primer for any source material for global terrorist organizations and UBL but not as the gospel or the final argument into understanding 911.
Good basic understanding of the extreme differences between the US and Islamic groups. Pretty scary in that it means more is to come.
This book was advertised as a factual view of global terrorism, when in fact it was extremely biased. The author(s) used inflammatory, judgemental language and assumed they know what terrorists think. I wouldn't recommend it, and in fact didn't finish it.
Quintan Wiktorowicz is Assistant Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College and author of Global Jihad: Understanding September 11.