By Angel Rabasa, Peter Chalk, Kim Cragin, Sara A. Daly, HEather S. Gregg
Examines al-Qaeda's evolution and the emergence of the wider international jihadist movement--groups affiliated, linked, or encouraged by means of al-Qaeda--and the danger that they pose to the us and U.S. allies and pursuits. The authors finish through starting off a four-pronged technique to counter the jihadist probability.
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34. 11 Zeidan (2001). 12 “The Political Imagination of Islam: Conversation with Olivier Roy,” Institute of Historical Studies, University of California, Berkeley, April 16, 2002, http://globetrotter. html (as of February 16, 2006). 13 Khan (2003), p. 418. S. Institute of Peace (2003), p. 3. 15 Kepel (2002), p. 220. 16 The notion that “the world can be transformed by terror is not a peculiarly Islamic aberration,” as John Gray has observed: From the Jacobins through . . the Baader-Meinhof gang, the modern West has spawned ideologies and movements that sanction the use of terror to make a better world.
In this book, al-Qaeda will be used to describe three distinct facets of a single phenomenon. First, in its pre–September 11 form, al-Qaeda refers to the terrorist entity that coalesced around Osama bin Laden in Sudan and Afghanistan in the mid to late 1990s. Second, in the post–September 11 environment, al-Qaeda is the label applied to the remnants of bin Laden’s inner circle, which at the time of this writing (August 2004) is reportedly in hiding in the remote Pakistani tribal areas along the Introduction 5 Afghan border.
Exclusive Interview: Conversation with Terror,” Time, January 11, 1999, http://www. html (as of April 3, 2006). 59 Although al-Qaeda did not directly inﬂuence the outcome of the election—voters turned out the Popular Party government in large part because of the widespread belief that the government had deceived the public about who was responsible for the attack—the bombings nevertheless redounded to al-Qaeda’s advantage. 60 Al-Qaeda propaganda also appears to have successfully inﬂuenced journalists.