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The Jihad Next Door: The Lackawanna Six and Rough Justice in an Age of Terror

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They called themselves the Arabian Knights. They were six Yemeni-American friends, a gang of high-school soccer stars, a band of brothers on the grim side streets of Lackawanna's First Ward, just a stone's throw from Buffalo.

Later, people would argue about why they left western New York in the spring of 2001 to attend an al-Qaeda camp. Some said they traveled to Afghanistan to become America's first sleeper cell—terrorists slumbering while they awaited orders from on high. ...

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New York 2007 Cloth First Edition New in New jacket 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. This is the compelling story of America's first home-grown terrorist cell traces six young Yemeni ... Americans from a New York state backwater to an Al-Qaeda training camp. They called themselves the Arabian Knights, just a gang of high schoolers who spray-painted the name onto the back of their jackets, Arab hip hop asserting itself in the grimy side streets of Lackawanna-a depressed neighbourhood in a run-down steel town in upper New York state. Then, in Spring of 2001, they became something more. A handful of Arabian Knights decided to go on an adventure. They told their parents they were travelling to Pakistan to study at a madrassa. The elders in the neighbourhood saw their new interest in Islam as a positive step, an alternative to hanging around a town where job prospects-any prospects-were so few. But their adventure became more dramatic. There was a clandestine border crossing into Afghanistan, stays in jihadi guesthouses and t Read more Show Less

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They called themselves the Arabian Knights. They were six Yemeni-American friends, a gang of high-school soccer stars, a band of brothers on the grim side streets of Lackawanna's First Ward, just a stone's throw from Buffalo.

Later, people would argue about why they left western New York in the spring of 2001 to attend an al-Qaeda camp. Some said they traveled to Afghanistan to become America's first sleeper cell—terrorists slumbering while they awaited orders from on high. Others said that their ill-fated trip was a lark, an adventurous extension of their youthful wrestling with what it meant to be Muslim in America.

Dina Temple-Raston returns to Lackawanna to tell the story of a group of young men—born and brought up in small town America—who left otherwise unremarkable lives to attend an al-Qaeda camp. Though they sought to quietly slip back into their roles as middle class Americans, the 9/11 attacks made that impossible.

The Jihad Next Door is the story of pre-emptive justice in the age of terror. It follows a handful of ordinary men through an extraordinary time when Muslims in America are often instantly suspect, their actions often viewed through the most sinister lens.

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Editorial Reviews

Geneive Abdo
…a detailed account of Yemeni Americans in Lackawanna in Upstate New York, whose only desire was to become more devout…[a] breezy, well-written detective story…
—The Washington Post
Washington Post
A well-written detective story.
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Well-wrought investigative report about six young Arab-Americans from western New York who stumbled into terrorism. NPR correspondent Temple-Raston (Justice on the Grass: Three Rwandan Journalists, Their Trial for War Crimes, and a Nation's Quest for Redemption, 2005, etc.) delves deeply into the lives of these residents of Lackawanna, a former steel-mill town near Buffalo populated largely by Yemenis. First arriving in the 1950s, the immigrants were noted for their ability to withstand the heat of the steel furnaces. By the early 1960s, Lackawanna had the second-largest Yemeni community (after Detroit) in the United States. But with the closing of the mills in the '70s, the town began to suffer the effects of urban blight, and its disaffected youth found American ways more compelling than Arab tradition. Following the October 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen, a swashbuckler named Kamel Derwish came to town, bragging about his brave exploits in Bosnia. He galvanized a group of youth from the Lackawanna mosque who met regularly to discuss Islam. Susceptible to Derwish's subtle exhortations to become more committed Muslims, they read revolutionary tomes, trekked to Pakistan to study at a madrasa, then found themselves reluctant recruits at an al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan in the spring of 2001, just months before "something big" was to occur. The camps were rough, and soon the Americans balked and wanted to return. After 9/11, the local FBI, which had been listening to phone calls and spying on the Lackawanna "terrorist cell," went after the men, now terrified and in hiding, and charged them with sedition. Were they guilty, or simply alienated youth? Temple-Raston does a fair,impartial job of laying out the essential civil-rights issues here. An elegant examination of how the rules of justice have changed since 9/11.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781586484033
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Dina Temple-Raston

Dina Temple-Raston is the FBI correspondent for National Public Radio and the award-winning author of several books, including A Death in Texas, Justice in the Grass and In Defense of Our America. She lives in New York City.

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Temple-Raston told us that her first job "was at an ice cream parlor called Hopton's Hot Fudge Factory in Northern California and our favorite ice cream to scoop was Thin Mint, because we could pick out big chunks of chocolate and pop them into mouths when no one was watching."

She also let us in on some of her favorite pastimes: "I sail a one-design sailboat called an International 505 and race it up and down the East Coast. I also run, ski, and play golf, badly."

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    1. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 25, 1965
    2. Place of Birth:
      Brussels, Belgium
    1. Education:
      B.A., Northwestern University, 1986; Degree in Chinese Language, Iaoning University, Shenyang, China, 1989

Table of Contents


Map     ix
Author's Note     xi
Prologue: Mukhtars Big Wedding     1
The Curse of McKinley     11
Ward Rats     21
The Search for Clarity     33
"God Rewards Those Who Fight"     47
Of Mullahs and Madrassas     65
The Closer     81
"Take Your Souls in Your Hands"     95
Sitting Down with the Sheikh     113
"For Muslims in This Country, It is Over"     127
On the Hot Seat     141
Fitting Profiles     159
A Conspiracy of Silence     175
A Time of Fire     195
Ideological Detonators     211
Bills Fans or Jihadists?     243
Epilogue: "Not Stones, But Men"     251
Notes on Sources     255
Acknowledgments     271
Index     275
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