The Martyr's Oath: The Apprenticeship of a Homegrown Terrorist
By: Stewart Bell
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'In "The Martyr's Oath", Stewart Bell, Canada's most respected journalist covering terrorism, tells how Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, a teenaged Canadian, was selected by the Al Qaeda leadership to coordinate...Read more
'In "The Martyr's Oath", Stewart Bell, Canada's most respected journalist covering terrorism, tells how Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, a teenaged Canadian, was selected by the Al Qaeda leadership to coordinate a powerful attack in Southeast Asia that would have led to more destruction than 9/11. There is no better way to understand how Western youth are being drawn to terrorism than to read this story of the rise of a new generation of terrorist' - Rohan Gunaratna, Author of "Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror" (Columbia University Press).'"The Martyr's Oath" provides a unique vignette into the recruitment, training and operational deployment of young Canadian Muslims by Al Qaeda terrorists. It couples a biographical account of their personal and family experiences, culminating in capture, interrogation, and death, with some extraordinarily detailed accounts of counter-terrorism operations across the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North America. This will be a must-read for anyone and everyone interested in the challenges of international terrorism in our times' - Dr.
Martin Rudner, Director, Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Ottawa, ON.Acclaim for Stewart Bell's first book, "Cold Terror: How Canada Nurtures and Exports Terrorism Around the World": 'an arresting look at the reality of terrorism' - "The Gazette" (Montreal). 'Every responsible citizen of Canada, the US, the UK and other Western Countries should read this book' - Christopher Ondaatje, "Times Higher Education Supplement". '"Cold Terror" will shock the conscience of the nation...This book is not just an expose it is an urgent call to action' - David Frum, Author of "The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush". 'The most important Canadian book of 2004' - "Western Standard".
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