By Steven Emerson
The U.S. executive is actively tracking terrorist cells affiliated with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda community in 11 towns, from Florida to Boston to Denver to Houston. yet al Qaeda is not often our basically possibility. Hamas, shaped in 1987, was once run by way of best Palestinian officers in the US from its earliest days, and has tentacles in Texas, California, New Jersey, Virginia, and Illinois. The collage of South Florida used to be infiltrated through the notorious association often called Palestinian Islamic Jihad -- one among its school participants even left the rustic to take that group's best management position after his predecessor was once assassinated. Hizballah has been tied to cells in North Carolina and Michigan, from which it drew cash and tried to acquire army gear.
in brief, September eleven, 2001, was once hardly ever an remoted or unpredictable occasion. the us has develop into domestic to enormous quantities and possibly millions of terrorists, and it has turn into a valuable node of their overseas networks. Steven Emerson, hailed as "the nation's top specialist on Islamist terrorism," has been operating full-time due to the fact that 1993 to trace the unfold of terrorist networks to our seashores, even at nice own probability. In 1995, now not lengthy after the discharge of his PBS documentary "Jihad in America," he used to be educated through federal officers South African Islamist dying squad were dispatched after him, and instructed that he should still depart his domestic instantly. considering the fact that then he has no longer maintained a house tackle, although he has persisted to write down and testify less than his personal identify. With assistance from a employees of researchers he has the terrorists' financial assets, monitored their assaults and plans, uncovered their ties tocharitable foundations, and assisted a number of govt enterprises within the conflict opposed to them. He has got videotaped facts of terrorist education camps and meetings, and tracked the foreign connections of yank operatives to over a dozen organisations.
In "American Jihad" Emerson finds the whole tale that basically he is familiar with. it is a scary and the most important publication for somebody who must comprehend the hazard inside of our borders.
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American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us by Steven Emerson