The Al Qaeda Reader

The Al Qaeda Reader

Book - 2007
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"Despite our tendency to dismiss Islamic extremism as profoundly irrational, al Qaeda is not without a coherent body of beliefs. As in other totalitarian movements, its leaders have rationalized their brutality in a number of published treatises. Now, for the first time, The Al Qaeda Reader gathers together the essential texts and documents that trace the origin, history, and evolution of the ideas of al-Qaeda founders Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385516556
038551655X
Branch Call Number: 363.325 AL
Characteristics: xxxii, 318 p. ; 22 cm

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Jan 13, 2018

This book is a collection of Islamic religio-political statements against the West as is represented by the writings of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zahawiri. Quotes from the Koran, hadiths and sunna are used to substantiate the claims of the protagonists which gives insight to Islam's "true believers" ; anyone who says otherwise is either ill informed or willfully dishonest. Raymond Ibrahim has done an epic service to bring these writings to light. Printed on the cover of the book, "a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book is being donated to the committee to protect journalists" is a generous contribution to the furtherance of free speech.

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