Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America, Revised Editionby Michael Scheuer
This book is the one all Americans must read to understand why radical Muslims, such as Osama bin Laden and his followers, have declared war on America and the West. Furthermore, this book accurately describes the severity of the threat they will continue to pose, with or without bin Laden's leadership, to our national security. To win the war against terrorism,… See more details below
This book is the one all Americans must read to understand why radical Muslims, such as Osama bin Laden and his followers, have declared war on America and the West. Furthermore, this book accurately describes the severity of the threat they will continue to pose, with or without bin Laden's leadership, to our national security. To win the war against terrorism, the author argues, we must first stop dismissing militant Muslims as "extremists" or "religious fanatics." Formulating a successful military strategy requires that we see the enemy as they perceive themselves-as highly trained and motivated soldiers who fervently believe their cause is righteous. Militants throughout the Islamic world are enraged by what they believe is Western aggression against their people, religion, and culture. Though bin Laden declared war on America years ago-not once but twice-Americans were complacent in the face of his violent threats. Such misguided arrogance, according to the author, stems from the increasing secularization and moral relativism of American society and culture. Even if bin Laden is brought to justice, the author warns, the dangers posed by radical Islamic militants will not disappear. We must be prepared for a protracted war against terrorism. This important book will make a major impact on how America thinks about its enemy and itself.
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION:
"[Scheuer’s] examination of al Qaeda is a bracing corrective to much that has passed as analysis about the group."
"A highly informative analysis."
"A masterful job at . . . interpreting what bin Laden is trying to tell America but that has fallen on deaf ears."
"A sobering portrait of Osama bin Laden."
"This is a book that all professional soldiers should read since it represents, in significant detail, the views and motivation of one of our primary adversaries, while clearly defining the severity of the ongoing threat."
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Meet the Author
Bestselling author Michael Scheuer is the former head of the CIA’s Bin Laden Unit and has two decades of experience in national security issues related to Afghanistan and South Asia. After resigning from the agency in November 2004, he revealed his authorship of Imperial Hubris (Brassey's, Inc., 2004) and Through Our Enemies' Eyes both originally published under the byline "Anonymous." Scheuer has been featured extensively on television, including 60 Minutes, and has been the focus of print media worldwide. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area.
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