"Among many authors writing about militant Islam, few explain the threat in such lucid detail as Youssef Aboul-Enein does in this scholarly and provocative treatise exposing the dangers and flaws of militant Islamic ideology. Best are his controversial and thoughtful arguments describing why militant Islamic governments always will fail, why al-Qaida and the Taliban cannot ever win, and the sure signs that Osama bin Laden was a hypocrite and a coward."
Military Officer, June 2011
"Highly informative and important account.”
Perspectives on Terrorism, Vol 6, No 2 (2012), Terrorism Bookshelf: Top 150 Books on Terrorism and Counterterrorism
“…One of the most important books concerning the Global War on Terrorism since the war started over a decade ago…A book that every Army officer and soldier should read…Fascinating study…An important book, and one that should be read by those serving now and in the future.” Army History, Spring 2013
“Aboul-Enein's main points are powerful and compelling…engaging book.”
Charleston Gazette, January 21, 2012