The Al Qaeda Reader: The Essential Texts of Osama Bin Laden’s Terrorist Organization

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Broadway Books #ad - What do our enemies believe?  what motivates their war against the West?  What is their vision of the ideal Islamic society?  Surprisingly, more than five years after 9/11, there is very little understanding of these questions. Despite our tendency to dismiss Islamic extremism as profoundly irrational, al-Qaeda is not without a coherent body of beliefs.

Like other totalitarian movements, the movement’s leaders have rationalized their brutality in a number of published treatises. Now, history, the al qaeda reader gathers together the essential texts and documents that trace the origin, for the first time, and evolution of the ideas of al-Qaeda founders Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden.

The Al Qaeda Reader: The Essential Texts of Osama Bin Laden's Terrorist Organization #ad - This extraordinary collection of the key texts of the al-Qaeda movement—including incendiary materials never before translated into English—lays bare the minds, messages, motives, and ultimate goals of an enemy bent on total victory. The founders of al-qaeda use these sources as powerful weapons of persuasion, reminding followers and would-be recruits that Muhammad and his warriors spread Islam through the power of the sword and that the Koran is not merely allegory or history but literal truth that commands all Muslims to action.

In addition to laying bare al-qaeda’s ultimate motives, Europeans, which are directed primarily at Americans, The Al Qaeda Reader includes the organization’s propagandist speeches, and Iraqis. Here, al-qaeda’s many "official" accusations against the West are meticulously delineated, from standard complaints such as the Palestinian issue and Iraq to wholly unexpected ones concerning the U.

S. S exploitation of women and the environment.

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Voices of Terror: Manifestos, Writings and Manuals of Al Qaeda, Hamas, and other Terrorists from around the World and Throughout the Ages

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Reed Press #ad - Renowned historian and international scholar Walter Laqueur offers a sweeping survey of writing on one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: the use of violence as a tool for political change. From ancient roman tyrannicides and french revolutionaries to the Weathermen and Osama Bin Laden, Voices of Terror brings together 120 of history's most controversial figures, militant organizations and guerrilla groups for a rare glimpse into the minds behind the violence.

Voices of Terror: Manifestos, Writings and Manuals of Al Qaeda, Hamas, and other Terrorists from around the World and Throughout the Ages #ad - This important new anthology includes a substantial selection of material by Islamist terrorists, about the evolving concept of jihad and on post-September 11, 2001 perspectives. With commentary from karl marx, hamas and the plo, emma goldman, and documents of al Qaeda, Mao Tse Tung, and Menachem Begin, among others, Che Guevara, Voices of Terror is an essential resource for anyone interested in international current events.

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Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West

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Da Capo Press #ad - Yet today, as the west faces a resurgence of this enduring Islamic jihad, Sword and Scimitar provides the needed historical context to understand the current relationship between the West and the Islamic world--and why the Islamic State is merely the latest chapter of an old history. Sword and scimitar chronicles the decisive battles that arose from this ages-old islamic jihad, through the Muslim occupation of nearly three-quarters of Christendom, which prompted the Crusades, followed by renewed Muslim conquests by Turks and Tatars, to the European colonization of the Muslim world in the 1800s, beginning with the first major Islamic attack on Christian territory in 636, when Islam largely went on the retreat--until its reemergence in recent times.

Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West #ad - The majority of these landmark encounters--including the battles of Yarmuk, Tours, the sieges at Constantinople and Vienna, Manzikert, and the crusades in Syria and Spain--are now forgotten or considered inconsequential. A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between islam and the west, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities The West and Islam--the sword and scimitar--have clashed since the mid-seventh century, when, the Roman emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad's order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, according to Muslim tradition, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on Christendom.

Using original sources in arabic and greek, preeminent historian Raymond Ibrahim describes each battle in vivid detail and explains how these wars and the larger historical currents of the age reflect the cultural fault lines between Islam and the West.

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Terrorism and Homeland Security

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Cengage Learning #ad - Packed with engrossing examples and the most cutting-edge coverage available, best-selling TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY provides a theoretical and conceptual framework that enables you to understand how terrorism arises and how it functions. What's more, visual summaries, the mindTap that accompanies this text helps students practice and master techniques and key concepts while engaging them with video cases, career scenarios, and more.

You'll learn about the essential historical background on the phenomenon of terrorism and the roots of contemporary conflicts, current conflicts shaping the world stage, emerging groups i. E. Boko haram, and isis, ansaru, and theoretical and concrete information about Homeland Security organizations. Each chapter also contains a new analysis of probable future trends in terrorism and security.

Terrorism and Homeland Security #ad - . Acclaimed national terrorism expert Jonathan R. The analysis of homeland security also discusses controversies surrounding human rights and protecting civil liberties. White discusses the theories of the world's best terrorist analysts, while focusing on the domestic and international threat of terrorism and basic security issues.

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Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - Learn more at edge. Sagepub. Com/martin6e. Coupled with the instructor and student resources, this text is a perfect introduction to the field. Ryan vogel, and issues offers a multidisciplinary, perspectives, director of National Security Studies, Utah Valley University   Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, comprehensive exploration of domestic and international terrorism that helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to critically assess the expressions and underlying causes of terrorism.

Gus martin has expertly curated the most important topics and sources in the field and put them together in an ideal manner to assist students in understanding the breadth and complexity of modern-day terrorism. Give your students the sage edge!   sage edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, and further exploration, study, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning.

Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues #ad - The sixth edition has been updated with new information on terrorist attacks and organizations, the lone-wolf model, human rights violations, state terrorism, as well as key topics such as failed states, and cyberterrorism.  . Discussion of policies and counterterrorism has been augmented to help students understand the challenges, perspectives, and issues relevant to terrorism today.

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Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War on Christians

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Regnery Publishing #ad - Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War on Christians #ad - Believers in jesus christ suffer oppression and are massacred at the hands of radicals for worshipping and spreading the gospel of the Lord. Discover the true-life stories that the media won't report in Ibrahim's Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War on Christians. Christians are being persecuted and slaughtered today.

Raymond ibrahim unveils the shocking truth about Christians in the Muslim world. Forget what the history textbooks told you about martyrdom being a thing of the past.

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Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - Captivating, and accessible, concise, this Fourth Edition of Gus Martin’s popular text introduces readers to the modern landscape of terrorism. Sage Publications Ltd. Essentials of terrorism: concepts and Controversies covers key foundational topics by defining terrorism and introducing its history and causes, international, religious, as well as discussing terrorist environments domestic, etc.

Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies #ad - Tactics, targets, and counterterrorism. The fourth edition presents new information regarding homeland security, the Internet and terrorism, religious terrorism, emerging terrorist movements, social networking media and terrorism, gender-selective terrorism, and media coverage of terrorism. It also presents new data, photos, case studies, and maps to show readers the locations of major terrorist activities and the devastation they have caused.

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Writing a Research Paper in Political Science: A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods

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CQ Press #ad - Practical summaries, recipes for success, worksheets, exercises, and a series of handy checklists make this a must-have supplement for any writing-intensive political science course. Crafting the right research question, operationalizing concepts and designing good tests for their hypotheses, properly summarizing them, finding good sources, presenting and analyzing quantitative as well as qualitative data are all tough-going without a great deal of guidance and encouragement.

Writing a Research Paper in Political Science: A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods #ad - Even students capable of writing excellent essays still find their first major political science research paper an intimidating experience. Sage Publications Ltd. Writing a research paper in political science breaks down the research paper into its constituent parts and shows students what they need to do at each stage to successfully complete each component until the paper is finished.

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Understanding Jihad

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University of California Press #ad - He describes some of the conflicts that occur in radical groups and shows how the more mainstream supporters of these groups have come to understand and justify violence. Contrary to popular understanding, the term does not mean "holy war. Nor does it simply refer to the inner spiritual struggle. He looks closely at the life and teaching of the Prophet Muhammad and at the ramifications of the great Islamic conquests in 634 to 732 A.

D. This book, judiciously balanced, unravels the tangled historical, accessibly written, intellectual, and highly relevant to today's events, and political meanings of jihad. Jihad is one of the most loaded and misunderstood terms in the news today. He sheds light on legal developments relevant to fighting and warfare, and places the internal, spiritual jihad within the larger context of Islamic religion.

Understanding Jihad #ad - He has also included a special appendix of relevant documents including materials related to the September 11 attacks and published manifestoes issued by Osama bin Laden and Palestinian suicide-martyrs. Sage Publications Ltd. Looking closely at a range of sources from sacred Islamic texts to modern interpretations, Understanding Jihad opens a critically important perspective on the role of Islam in the contemporary world.

As david cook traces the practical and theoretical meanings of jihad, legal, he cites from scriptural, and newly translated texts to give readers a taste of the often ambiguous information that is used to construct Islamic doctrine.

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Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - The fifth edition of gus martin’s renowned text covers key foundational topics and provides a framework for defining terrorism and exploring its history and causes while also discussing terrorist environments, tactics, targets, and counterterrorism. This new edition includes information regarding intelligence, narco-terrorism, ISIS, and deprivation theory, counterterrorism laws, as well as new and updated sections discussing mass violence in the United States, anti-state dissident terrorism, and a new theoretical model for ending terrorist campaigns.

Sage Publications Ltd. The text also examines recent attacks and presents new data, case studies, and photos to show readers the state of terrorism across the globe today. Captivating, concise, and current, Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies introduces readers to the modern landscape of domestic and international terrorism.

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The Battle of Yarmuk: An Assessment of the Immediate Factors behind the Islamic Conquests

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - This paradigmatic encounter is ideal for extrapolating the root causes of the conquests; for it was primarily at Yarmuk that the Arabs suffered notable physical and practical disadvantages--and still emerged triumphant. Thus this engagement allows one to see well beyond the usual aspects of military history-- the physical and practical--and better appreciate more abstract yet decisive considerations.

. Sage Publications Ltd. Aside from the seizure of a large expanse of onetime Roman lands and the cultural Arabization of millions of people, great wars have been continuously waged between Islam and the West-- till the present. Yet ambiguity abounds as to how and why these conquests were first realized. This study seeks to ascertain the immediate factors behind the conquests in general by deconstructing the all-pivotal Battle of Yarmuk in particular.

The Battle of Yarmuk: An Assessment of the Immediate Factors behind the Islamic Conquests #ad - Raymond ibrahim's 2002 MA thesis. From the abstract: few events have dramatically altered the course of world-history as have the dynamic Muslim conquests of the seventh century.

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