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By Anne Stenersen

considering September 11, al-Qaida has turn into probably the most notorious and greatly mentioned terrorist companies on this planet, with associates unfold around the globe. besides the fact that, little-known are the group's actions inside of Afghanistan itself, whatever which Anne Stenersen examines during this publication. utilizing an array of precise basic resources, she offers an alternate narrative of al-Qaida's objectives and techniques sooner than Sep 11. She argues that al-Qaida's activities weren't simply an ideological expression of non secular fanaticism and violent anti-Americanism, yet that they have been really way more useful and organised, with a extra innovative and heart Eastern-focused schedule than formerly suggestion. via Stenersen's research, we see how al-Qaida hired a twin procedure: with a small part interested in staging overseas terrorist assaults, yet even as a bigger half devoted to development a resilient and cohesive association that might finally function a leading edge for destiny Islamist revolutions.

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