Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the Us

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Prometheus Books, 25 wrz 2009 - 535
Jihad Incorporated...is the seminal, comprehensive resource on radical Islam in the United States documenting the post-9/11 machinations of terrorist operatives and front groups inside our borders, from al-Qaeda and its affiliates to Hamas and Hizballah....Emerson provides key insights into current dilemmas faced by counterterrorism officials....a must-read for law enforcement, academics, government officials, and concerned citizens alike....essential reading in any serious effort to better understand the character and evolution of militant Islam.-JOURNAL OF COUNTERTERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY INTERNATIONALJihad Incorporated is an incredibly informative look into the infiltration of terrorism into American society both before and after 9/11. The extent of the radical activity here in the United States that is uncovered by Emerson''s book is truly eye opening.... A scary reminder of the prevalence of terrorism in American society.-RICHARD CLARKE, Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Security Group (1992-2003)What is the structure of al Qaeda and radical Islamic activity in the United States today? How has it evolved since 9/11? To what extent does domestic radical Islamism pose a threat to US national security at home and abroad?The Investigative Project on Terrorism, founded in 1995 by Steven Emerson, maintains the largest nongovernmental data and intelligence library in the world on militant Islam. The Project assists the White House, the FBI, the Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security, and other government departments with counterterrorism activities.Together with a staff of experts, Executive Director Steven Emerson has compiled this thorough factual overview of the Islamist terrorist threat to the United States. Unlike The 9/11 Commission Report, which was focused mainly on the retrospective analysis of al Qaeda activities leading up to the attack of September 11, 2001, Jihad Incorporated provides an in-depth examination of radical terrorist organizations and their financial support networks operating in the United States and abroad.Divided into three sections, the work first sets the stage for the current situation by reviewing the lessons learned from previous terrorist plots and attacks both within our borders and against American interests abroad. Emerson and colleagues profile key players in the terrorist network and describe their various criminal activities before and since 9/11.The second section analyzes organizations in the Middle East besides al Qaeda that have established ties in the United States: Hamas, Hizballah, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and radical groups in Pakistan.The third section analyzes the subtle, wide-ranging support system for terrorist activities that exists within our own borders: charities and foundations that secretly solicit for terror; the complex corporate web of companies, charities, and nonprofit corporations known as the SAAR Network; mosques that provide cover for terrorists; the use of the Internet for terrorist communication; and lobbying efforts by Muslim American organizations to influence the top echelons of the federal government.In a dangerous age, this is an important book for all Americans to read.Further Praise for Jihad Incorporated:When it comes to the jihadist threat against the United States, Steve Emerson had the field lapped before most Americans - including those now fighting the battle at the highest levels of government - even knew the race was on. His groundbreaking, prophetic documentary, Jihad in America, awakened the nation to the peril lurking among us even before al Qaeda''s onslaught began in the mid-1990s. With Jihad Incorporated, he demonstrates yet again why he remains our country''s premier expert on the arc of Islamic terrorism and why his organization, the Investigative Project on Terrorism, has become such a singular resource.-ANDREW C. McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor, Contributor at National Review Online, and Senior Fellow, Foundation
 

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FOREWORD
11
INTRODUCTION
17
America Forewarned
25
American Plots
56
Al Qaedas American Network
102
Attacking
128
Hamas the Islamic Resistance Movement
179
The Party of God
208
The Pakistani Jihadist Network
273
UNRAVELING THE SUPPORT
307
Its Access to Government
345
Investing in Terror
381
Palestinian Islamic Jihad
388
Providing Cover
431
Jihadi Webmasters
466
CONCLUSION
485

Palestinian Islamic Jihad
236

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Steven Emerson is the founder and current executive director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism. An award-winning journalist and internationally recognized expert on terrorism and national security, he is the author of six books, including the New York Times best seller American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us. He has testified before Congress numerous times on terrorism and was one of the few experts before 9/11 to warn specifically of the threat to America from Osama bin Laden.

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