By Peter L. Bergen
[b]In the wake of the assaults at castle Hood, the Boston Marathon, and in Paris, here's a riveting, panoramic examine "homegrown" Islamist terrorism, from Sep 11 to the present
Since Sep 11, a few three hundred Americans--born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere--have been indicted or convicted of terrorism fees. a few have taken the struggle in a foreign country: americans have been between those that deliberate the assaults in Mumbai, and extra lately a dozen US electorate have sought to hitch ISIS. Others have acted solely on American soil. What motivates them, how are they expert, and what will we sacrifice in our competitive efforts to trace them?
Paced like a detective tale, United States of Jihad will inform the entwined tales of the most important actors at the American entrance. one of the perpetrators are Anwar al-Awlaki, the hot Mexico-born radical cleric who turned the 1st American citizen killed through a CIA drone and who mentored the Charlie Hebdo shooters; Samir Khan, whose encourage webzine has rallied terrorists world wide, together with the Tsarnaev brothers; and Omar Hammami, an Alabama local and hip hop fan who turned a fixture in al Shabaab's propaganda movies until eventually fatally displeasing his superiors. Drawing on his huge community of intelligence contacts, from the nationwide Counterterrorism heart and the FBI to the NYPD, Peter Bergen additionally bargains an inside of examine the occasionally arguable strategies of the companies monitoring strength terrorists--from infiltrating mosques to large surveillance; on the bias skilled via blameless observant Muslims by the hands of legislations enforcement; on the critics and defenders people regulations on terrorism; and more.
Lucid, conscientiously researched, and choked with interesting new information, United States of Jihad is the definitive account of the americans who've embraced militant Islam either the following and overseas.