Al Qaeda in Europe: The New Battleground of International Jihad [NOOK Book]

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"Al Qaeda in Europe is the first book in English that dissects Islamic terrorism on the Continent. Lorenzo Vidino, a European expert for the Investigative Project - a Washington, DC-based counterterrorism institute and America's largest private data-gathering center on militant Islamic activities - analyzes the causes of this dangerous situation while providing an extensive historical overview of Islamic terrorist activities in Europe. Divided into four parts, Al Qaeda in Europe begins by identifying European terrorists - their location and when
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Overview

"Al Qaeda in Europe is the first book in English that dissects Islamic terrorism on the Continent. Lorenzo Vidino, a European expert for the Investigative Project - a Washington, DC-based counterterrorism institute and America's largest private data-gathering center on militant Islamic activities - analyzes the causes of this dangerous situation while providing an extensive historical overview of Islamic terrorist activities in Europe. Divided into four parts, Al Qaeda in Europe begins by identifying European terrorists - their location and when they converted to fundamentalism. Vidino notes the difficulties that law enforcement agencies worldwide have had in shutting down terror cells." "Aside from their fanaticism, what binds the al Qaeda networks together? Vidino addresses this question and points to facets of European government that have allowed - and, in some cases, inadvertently encouraged - radical Islam to grow. The book shows how terrorists, most of them native to the Continent, raise money, communicate, and hide in plain sight in the suburbs of London, Paris, or Amsterdam. Vidino includes information taken from a dozen countries' original documentation, plus transcripts of conversations among al Qaeda operatives that have been intercepted by intelligence agencies." Al Qaeda in Europe will become a valuable resource for scholars and government officials.
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Editorial Reviews

Dennis M. Lormel
"Vidino's book is an extraordinary depiction of the multi-dimensional dynamics confronting the international law enforcement and intelligence community. His painstakingly meticulous research offers a compelling study of the evolution, ideology and operations of radical extremist elements residing in Europe. This work is a reflection of Mr. Vidino's exceptional insight and experience ."
— Former Chief, Terrorist Financing Operations Section (TFOS), Counterterrorism Division, FBI. Current Vice President, Corporate Risk International (CRI).
Scott Newark
"Vidino has produced an invaluable exposé of Al Qaeda's roots and tentacles in Europe and the threats that result from them."
— Former Crown Prosecutor, Executive Director of the Canadian Police Association
From the Publisher
"Given last month’s riots in France [Al Qaeda in Europe] could not have arrived in the bookstores in a more timely fashion. This is the first book to examine Islamic terrorism in Europe…This book is yet another wake up call to anyone who does not yet grasp how widespread the Islamic jihad is as it describes three of the most important terrorist networks in Europe and analyses events there."
Foreword by Steven Emerson
Director of the Investigative Project

"Although the book was completed prior to the July 2005 London bombings, it nevertheless succeeds in explaining the magnitude of the jihadi threat in Europe."
Book Reviews

"Mr. Vidino offers valuable insights on the workings and organization of Al Qaeda in Europe and the threat this terrorist group poses not only to European countries, but also to the United States."
Congressman Elton Gallegly
Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Europe & Emerging Threats

"Vidino peels back the layers of the al Qaeda networks in Europe and shows how lax immigration and asylum laws, coupled with the availability of false documents and financing, have allowed terrorists to operate in Europe with relative ease. Thoroughly researched."
Representative Ed Royce, Chairman
Subcommittee on International Terrorism & Nonproliferation
House International Relations Committee

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615923113
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 770 KB

Meet the Author

Lorenzo Vidino is widely recognized as an expert on terrorism in Europe. In March and April 2005, he testified before Congress on the subject, and he frequently consults for the U.S. government on terror-related issues. He regularly appears on television, including The NBC Nightly News, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, and European and Middle Eastern channels. He holds a law degree and speaks five languages.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Profiling al Qaeda in Europe 23
Ch. 2 Life among the infidels 71
Ch. 3 Europe's tied hands 103
Ch. 4 The Algerian network and its origins 135
Ch. 5 The Strasbourg plot 147
Ch. 6 The Ricin plot 171
Ch. 7 Chechnya, land of the forgotten jihad 201
Ch. 8 The Islamic Cultural Institute of Milan 215
Ch. 9 From Afghanistan to Iraq through Europe 233
Ch. 10 The Iraqi jihad 263
Ch. 11 The Madrid train bombings 291
Ch. 12 The Van Gogh assassination 337
App Testimony of Lorenzo Vidino : testimony before the House Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats 367
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2005

    Fascinating

    An impressive and well-documented book that grabs and holds your interest from the very start.  Vidino gives an overview of who's who behind the terrorist networks--great for the layman!--then addresses the specifics of how each group finds recruits, finds financing and finds havens.  I find him masterful at weaving everything together, including how political, social and legal issues in Europe bear upon the existence of radical groups there.  A fascinating analysis...but disturbing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2005

    Review of Lorenzo Vidino's New Book: 'Al Qaeda in Europe...'

    Vidino has come up with a well-researched, well- documentd and a very well-written book that is the most authoritative volume on the subject. Anyone with an interest in the worldwide expansion of the Jihadi Terrorist Network would be well-rewarded by reading this book, It is as up-to-date as today's newspaper headlines.

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