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Marc Sageman, a former secret CIA agent, has authored a book titled “Understanding Terror Networks.” Sageman, a 51-year-old holder of a PhD in sociology, said in his book that the strong friendship, not religion, was the bond that brought together extremists. Their love of one another, Sageman...
The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miguel Moratinos, is among those who offered suggestions that address the phenomenon of terrorism in a practical manner away from the approach based on military power adopted by many others. Miguel Moratinos stressed the necessity of creating a strategic...
Dr. Mustafa Ceric, the renowned Bosnian thinker and the Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina, won the UNESCO peace prize for this year shared with the French Cardinal [Roger] Etchegaray in recognition of his efforts to make peace in Bosnia and the world. Dr. Ceric asked Bosnian soldiers during the...
Mixing the two concepts of jihad and liberation has made many Arabs support Al-Qa’ida’s actions in Iraq considering it Jihad. Declaring jihad became open field for anyone who wants to act against his government, his country or against other countries. There is a big difference between the concept...
In his book “Al-Walla wa Al-Baraa” [infidelity and renouncement], Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahry collected a number of verses to prove that any true Muslim must not be loyal to pagans and People of the Book and to renounce non-Muslims and take them as enemies. That is why the Qa’eda organization insists on...
What led me to interview Dr. Ayman Sabri Farag, or Abu Gaffar Al-Masry Al-Kandahari, was not his ideas, most of which I disagree with. Apart from this, there are many who embrace the same ideas. I was actually attracted to his outstanding, unique loyalty to and total absorption in his own ideas,...
The leaders of the Egyptian Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiya criticized Al-Qa’ida, led by Usama Ben Laden, as “having strange calculations and mixing things up because it declared war on the whole world when it does not have enough power.” The leaders of Al-Gama’a stressed in their new book that Al-Qa’ida “...
Fundamentalists are very active on the Internet. They master the World Wide Web to their advantage in many cases. It is very easy to search for a book on fundamentalism on the Internet, and you may find the whole book available for free. The only thing you need is to know how to search the Internet...
A Yemeni extremist killed three American missionaries on December 30, 2002, in a Southern Baptist hospital in Yemen. He was quoted as saying he killed the Americans to cleanse his religion and get closer to Allah. The murder triggered Western commentaries about the role of Western missionaries in...
The kingdom of Saudi Arabia saw many violent events and bombings after the Second Gulf War [1991] and Kuwait’s occupation by Iraqi forces. Terrorist acts started in 1995 with a car explosion killing three Americans. 2003 witnessed a development as a confrontation started between the Jihadi Stream...

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