Foreword by Gregory Copley
“Today, the current context for terrorism is a political form, or manipulation, of Islamic ideology, known as Islamism. What is especially potent today is the admixture of Islamism—which is as much an affront to Islam as it is to non-Muslim religions and societies—with terrorist structures (deriving both from societies frustrated and confused by global change as well as from states reliant, through inherent weakness, on asymmetric forms of warfare), and criminal global narco-trafficking. It is this modern matrix—Islamism, narco-trafficking, state sponsorship, versus the smug and lethargic target of Western society—which Dr. Vojin Joksimovich brings into focus in this new study.”
FOREWORD by Gregory Copley
Chapter 1: Islam, Islamism and Jihad Ideologists
Fundamentals of Islam and Islamism; brief biographies of principal bin Laden mentors.
Chapter 2: Faustian Deal with Saudi Arabia
Sixty-year U.S.-Saudi bond starting with the Quincy Deal; merger of Wahhabism and Muslim Brotherhood in visceral hatred of the West; proselytism of Wahhabism.
Chapter 3: Afghanistan: U.S. Proxy War, Afghan Arabs and Taliban
U.S., Saudi Arabia and Pakistan sponsored the Afghan jihad as a proxy war against the USSR and gave birth to Afghan Arabs, Al Qaeda and the Taliban; Pakistan’s Islamic Bomb and Complicity in 9/11.
Chapter 4: Bin Laden and Al Qaeda
Bin Laden’s and Al Qaeda’s background; series of terrorist acts attributable to Al Qaeda which served as precursors to 9/11; post-9/11 new Al Qaeda.
Chapter 5: Bosnian Jihad
U.S. condoned and assisted Iranian-led jihad; Bin Laden’s master plan to establish a base of operations in Europe against Al Qaeda’s true enemy; U.S. empowered Al Qaeda’s Al Mujahid Brigade, which later provided linkages to 9/11 and Madrid bombings.
Chapter 6: Albanian Kosovo Terrorism
Al Qaeda terrorist network was also operational in Albania, then Kosovo and Macedonia; Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA)-Al Qaeda link; Kosovo—black hole of Europe; White Al Qaeda advanced training center.
Chapter 7: Clinton Administration: Bin Laden Silent Partner
Terrorist networks flourished during the Clinton Era; Bin Laden rose from an obscure and isolated individual to planetary, Hydra-like monster; lack of resolve to fight terrorism; appeasement.
Chapter 8: Bush-43 Administration: War on Terror
Prior to 9/11, fighting terrorism was not the focus of the Bush administration; post-9/11, neoconservatives dominated the war on terror.
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Item Number: BKRP725
Publication Data: Boston, MA: Regina Orthodox Press, 2006
Number of Pages: vi + 341
Dimensions (l × w × h): 22.9 cm × 15.4 cm × 2.4 cm
Additional Information: black-and-white illustrations