New PDF release: Architect of Global Jihad: The Life of Al Qaeda Strategist

By Brynjar Lia

ISBN-10: 023170030X

ISBN-13: 9780231700306

Regardless of his alleged catch in Pakistan in past due 2005, Abu Mus'ab al-Suri, a Syrian initially often called Mustafa Sethmarian Nasar, is still a effective political and ideological determine. one of many most advantageous theoreticians of the worldwide jihadist stream, al-Suri expert a new release of younger jihadis at al-Qaeda's Afghan camps and helped to set up the organization's big ecu networks. Having won wide army event combating within the Syrian Islamist insurgency of the early Eighties, he helped to form al-Qaeda's worldwide approach in a sequence of writings, together with his influential international Islamic name. In that 1,600 web page publication, al-Suri defined a extensive technique for al-Qaeda's more youthful iteration to stick with and defined functional how you can enforce the theories and strategies of jihadi guerrilla conflict. Architect of worldwide Jihad is a biography of this robust, charismatic, and prophetic person. analyzing not just the lifetime of Al-Suri but in addition the realm that gave upward thrust to him, Brynjar Lia unearths al-Suri's ability for maximizing the political influence of jihadi violence. Lia presents the 1st and in simple terms English translation of 2 key chapters from al-Suri's international Islamic name and exposes his tools for construction winning, self reliant cells for "individualized terrorism." Al-Suri's phrases have encouraged millions of modern day militants, making Lia's rigorously researched, distinct portrait required studying for college students and experts of Islamist activities and the learn of latest types of terrorism. (1/26/08)

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