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By Jason Burke | Comments: ( 107 ) | Date: ( Dec 06, 2019 )

Award winning reporter Jason Burke shows how the threat from Islamic terrorism comes not from a single criminal mastermind, or even from one group In this revealing account, he characterizes it is a broad movement with profound roots in the politics, societies and history of the Islamic world Using hundreds of interviews and thousands of documents, Burke shows how Al QaAward winning reporter Jason Burke shows how the threat from Islamic terrorism comes not from a single criminal mastermind, or even from one group In this revealing account, he characterizes it is a broad movement with profound roots in the politics, societies and history of the Islamic world Using hundreds of interviews and thousands of documents, Burke shows how Al Qaeda is a convenient label applied misleadingly to a diverse, disorganized global movement dedicated to fighting a cosmic battle with the West This is the definitive account of the mysterious organization, retelling its story from scratch and challenging many myths that threaten the very foundations of the War on Terror.

  • Title: Al Qaeda:The True Story Of Radical Islam
  • Author: Jason Burke
  • ISBN: 9780141019123
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback

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  • James

    After seven years of reading books and articles about al-Qaeda and violent political Islamists, I might just now have read the best book of the bunch. At least, it comes closest to the sense of al-Qaeda that I've arrived at after a lot of library research. Burke is knowledgeable, fair, broad, deep, and occasionally eloquent. I didn't learn a lot that I didn't already know (partly because Burke's book has been important to every publication on al-Qaeda since Burke appeared), but this book and its [...]

  • Rory

    A good book, but very dense with names and details. I'm all for providing all that stuff, but I think some editing work could have been done to at least help draw out who are the important names from the less important ones. Sometimes the thread of what he's saying can get lost a bit as he hops from event to event. I imagine this book would have been twice as long that way, but I think each page would also have taken half as much time to read, once this stuff was broken out and structured a bit [...]

  • Katherine Humphrey

    "If the world is understood as dominated by a cosmic struggle between good and evil, all problems are explained. An individual can explain personal and communal suffering and humiliation. Even better, they can blame someone for both. A battle involves a clear and present danger from an obvious enemy."I really appreciated having read this book. That sounds a little odd, sure, but holy crap do I understand a lot more about the entire concepts oh jihad and the idea of radical or extremist Islamic t [...]

  • Rizwan

    An essential book if one wants to know what all this notorious organization is all about. How it came into being and how it launched its attacks which eventually lead the United States to attack Afghanistan where it was based. The edition which I read was published in 2004 when Al-Qaeda and Taliban were nearly completely vindicated in Afghanistan. However, it should be known that this terrorist group re-launched its terrorist activities in Afghanistan in 2006 effectively against the NATO troops [...]

  • Capu

    De fundamental lectura para entender los orígenes y evolución de al Qaeda.Pero sobre todo para aclarar ideas en cuanto a que es y a que no es al Qaeda. Tiene a su favor el ser un libro de alguna manera profético, ya que fue escrito en 2004 y predijo con precisión quirúrgica varios escenarios y formas que adoptaría en los años siguientes el islamismo radical.

  • Oliver

    Read this yonks ago, but never got around to reviewing it, actually had to reread bits of it recently to remind myself.My edition is the 2007 volume, so it covers the 7/7 bombings but obviously came out before Osama Bin Laden's assassination, the Arab Spring, it's arguable failure, continued conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq and more recent violence in Boston and Woolwich. Nonetheless the book is still highly relevant.Burke's central premise is that perceiving al-Qaeda as a "gang of evil doers" - [...]

  • Jon Harman

    Burke writes a very detailed explanation about the rise and over simplification of radical islam and how it is not as straight forward as we are lead to believe.

  • Merritt O'Boyle

    I wanted to learn more about the religious terrorism our world faces today, and literally googled "best book on islamic terrorism" to find this.Overall it was a good read. Easy enough for a layman yet definitely not watered down at all. I came away from it feeling I knew a lot more about "al qaeda" than I did before I opened it, which was the goal! Some readers would probably want to start this book after having *some* familiarity with the subject. As it stands, I read the news, and I did read t [...]

  • Thiago S.

    Livro interessante sobre a Al Qaeda e bin Laden. Autor goza de credibilidade e foi recomendado por Noam Chomsky. Um ponto positivo sao as diversas fotos ao longo da obra, algo cada vez mais raro (nao sei a razão) nos livros atuais. Outro fator que agrega valor à obra é o apanhado historico que o autor faz sobre o Islã para situar o leitor que nao tenha conhecimento prévio, com definicoes sobre Wahabbismo e o termo "islamist" e as diferentes vertentes do Islã.Unica coisa que depõe contra o [...]

  • Rob

    Probably the best book out there on radical Islam. The author has done his homework, has spent a lot of time in the region, and is fair-minded. Not only does Jason Burke present a sound history of Islamic activism and radicalism, but he places plenty of emphasis on showing how it is multifaceted and how it has morphed over the years.I found a few typos and some of his use of Islamic terminology was confused, if not outright incorrect, which makes me wonder about his language skills. However, in [...]

  • Stephen Witt

    The author's thesis is that Al-Qaeda isn't that big of a threat per se, and that the true problem is the radicalization of a generation of Muslims who subscribe to AQ's mission statement but have only informal ties to the organization. But then he goes on to describe Al-Qaeda's direct role in the Nairobi embassy bombings and the 9/11 attacks and you're like "Hey man, Al-Qaeda is a pretty big deal just by itself."But he's probably right in the long term, and a couple decades in the future, when I [...]

  • Todd Stockslager

    Marginally interesting account of Islamic terrorism, that is too densely populated with indistinguishable people and place names to really explain the history of Al-Qaeda. It is clear, as Burke says repeatedly, that Al-Qaeda is, if still existing, a very loosely-confederated group of Islamic radical leaders, surrounded by a second-tier "network of networks".The good news is that the war on terrorism in Afghanistan has basically shut down the terrorist training camps there, the bad news is the wa [...]

  • Drralph

    The best book I've read on Al Qaeda and recent Islamist terrorism. I read this book because I saw Jason Burke on the Adam Curtis's BBC TV series The Power of Nightmares; but what Burke understands (and Curtis seemed not to quite grasp) is that the fact what persists of Al Qaeda is not the Bond-villain-style organisation pulling the strings of global terrorism around the world that our Governments have been scaring us with but the ideas they put forward is not less scary but more. Essential.

  • Simon Koefman

    A well written, scrupulously researched and balanced book, drawing on the author's wide experience reporting all across the Middle East for the last twenty-odd years. Burke outlines the sheer diversity in Islamic militancy across the muslim world in a rough chronology, up to 9/11 and the Iraqi and Afghan campaigns. Radicalism is a manifestation of the continued failure of Muslim states to deal with social and economic problems, a profound sense of humiliation, alienation and resentment at the we [...]

  • Caitlin Brady

    This book is incredibly well researched, and there are few journalists out there that are so well informed on the subject. However, as with "the 9/11 wars", I think Jason needs a better editor. I found chapters posing questions that they then didn't answer. I was frustrated that there was amazing content that needed a bit more re-organization to make a truly great book. The demise of good editing aside, it's still a must read on the subject.

  • Chris

    An illuminating and readable summary of the evolution of radical islam, and explanation of how the reality of 'al-qaeda' is different and more threatening than the general understanding of al-qaeda as a cohesive entity under bin laden. The book seems well reasoned and reasonably well sourced, but having not read anything else on the topic, I'm relying on numerous reviews and recommendations when accepting the content.

  • Pranjal

    A really informative, and really important book that still manages to be readable. I wasn't too keen on the last chapter and some of its recommendations, but that reflects more on Burke's personal outlook than anything else. Overall his examination and explanation of modern Islamic militancy based on his own experiences and research is thoughtful and considered. Definitely the best work in English to explore that phenomenon.

  • David Brown

    The standard work on the subject. Incredibly well sourced and researched. No aspect of Al Qaeda is left unexamined. You kind of get the sense that Burke must spent at least 50 per cent of his life in flip flops on a mountain side in the Hindu Kush. However, I'd say there are other books on similar themes which are a better read, e.g. Steve Colls, "Ghost Wars".

  • Emre Poyraz

    if you really want to learn as much as you can about Al Qaeda, this is the book to start. Lots of information and sound analysis. However, if you are interested in this subject rather casually, or have some knowledge about the AQ, then this book may seem too long, with too much disgressions. This book can be the definitive guide to AQ, if it is shortened and written more systemmaticly.

  • Lee

    An extremely detailed book describing how Al-Queda came into being how it is often mistakenly identified in the press, the attacks that are or have been erroneously attributed to it and the life of Osama Bin Laden. Also describes the various types and forms of radical Islam Good read

  • Bahooli osman

    nice to found this web ste

  • Yasmin Nessa

    Well researched and non biased account of the root to Islamic fundamentalism.

  • Ben O'mara

    Score may change in the coming months.

  • Matthew Ciaravino

    Very interesting analysis of Islamic Militancy which reveals the true nature of 'Al-Qaeda' and how our current means of defeating it need to be altered.

  • Paul Danahar

    The definitive book on the origins of Al Qaeda

  • Scott

    Wow, this is the book of all books about Alqaeda. Amazing read with first hand knowledge. Very readable and very persuasive. Highly recommend.

  • Gabriel

    start here!

  • Robin Hunter

    Well researched, well written and brilliantly informative.

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