A Terrorist's Call to Global Jihad

Deciphering Abu Musab al-Suri's Islamic Jihad Manifesto
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Binding:Paperback
Published:March 1, 2008
By Jim Lacey (Author)

The U.S. counterintelligence community identifies Abu Musab al-Suri as the most important theorist of the global Islamic jihad and considers his manifesto to be the most important strategic document produced by al Qaida or any jihadi organization in more than a decade. But to Americans his 1,600-page manuscript largely consists of incomprehensible, impenetrable Islamic scholarship. With this publication, defense analyst Jim Lacey delivers a meaningful distillation of al-Suri's Call to Global Islamic Jihad, a work that has been called the Mein Kampf of the movement. This project is sponsored by the United States Joint Forces Command.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Terrorism
  • Paperback : 300 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (March 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1591144620
  • ISBN-13: 9781591144625
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 10.88 oz

Jim Lacey is a retired U.S. Army infantry officer who works as a military analyst for the Institute for Defense Analyses. He is coauthor of The Iraqi Perspectives Report: Saddam's Senior Leadership on Operation Iraqi Freedom from the Official U.S. Joint Forces Command Report, published by the Naval Institute Press in 2006, and editor of the book Fresh from the Fight, a collection of essays on the war in Iraq.

During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Lacey worked for Time magazine as an embedded journalist and was with the 101st Airborne Division during the march to Baghdad. He has been published in more than a dozen major magazines and has written numerous articles and editorials on international and military affairs in many of the nation's leading newspapers. He lives in northern Virginia.

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"State of the Union" address for Jihadist movement
Sunday, May 11, 2008
By: Joel R.
With the release of ?A Terrorists Call to Global Jihad?, the real story on the Global War on Terror has left the secretive world of the intelligence agencies and is now made available for the mainstream public. Jim Lacey expertly condensed the original 1600-page document into a digestible 200-page book focusing on the key points. The ?Islamic Call for Global Jihad? could roughly be equated to the President?s annual State of the Union Address. Al-Suri?s insider perspective delivers a candid, if somewhat distorted, assessment of the threats facing the Islamic jihadi movement. The edited version of the book was an easy read, which should not be surprising considering the intended audience for the book is the next generation of mujahideen. The book certainly highlights the violence and religious fervor necessary for the revolution, but without a strategic economic vision, they would merely replace one national leader with another and would fail to address the second issue addressed earlier in the book. This book should be required reading for every American to gain understanding of this most recent threat to our country.
 

 
 

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