Architect of Global Jihad: The Life of Al-Qaeda Strategist Abu Mus'ab Al-Suri

Architect of Global Jihad: The Life of Al-Qaeda Strategist Abu Mus'ab Al-Suri

by Brynjar Lia

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ISBN-13: 9780199326457
Publisher: An Oxford University Press Publication
Publication date: 06/29/2009
Pages: 550
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author



Brynjar Lia is a research professor at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI). He is the author of several books on Islamism and terrorism, including Globalisation and the Future of Terrorism and A Police Force without a State: A History of the Palestinian Security Forces in the West Bank and Gaza.

Table of Contents



1. Introduction
How important is Abu Mus'ab al-Suri today?
Sources on al-Suri's life
Who is Abu Mus'ab al-Suri?
2. The Syrian Jihad
Turmoil and uprising
Joining the rebels
A jihadi in exile
The Hama debacle
In exile in Saudi Arabia
3. Exile in Europe
Between exile in France and the Syrian jihad
In Andalus
Al-Suri's first publication: 'The Islamic jihadi revolution in Syria'
The bombing of El Descanso restaurant in Madrid?
4. Afghanistan: Land of Holy War
The road to Afghanistan
From a Syrian to a global jihad
With Abdallah Azzam and Osama bin Laden
Training and combat
From military instructor to jihadi intellectual
The rise of the Egyptian jihadi trend in Peshawar
Introducing 'A Global Islamic Resistance' concept
Leaving Peshawar
5. Behind Enemy Lines
Algeria: his next jihad
The GIA and al-Qaida in Sudan
A new Syrian jihad group?
The rise of an al-Qaida cell in Spain
6. A Media Jihadi in Londonistan 1994-97
In the service of the Algerian GIA
Bin Laden's media agent
Al-Suri's film on Channel 4
Facilitating CNN's bin Laden interview
With al-Quds al-Arabi in Tora Bora
Meeting the Financial Times
Suing the Arab world's largest newspaper
7. Companions, Rivals, Acquaintances
Abu Qutadah al-Filastini: a love-hate relationship
Muhammad Bahayah: life-long friend and companion
Taysir Allouni: a point of contact in al-Jazeera
Amir Azizi: a Moroccan aide and training associate?
Adil Abd al-Bari: a fellow jihadi journalist
Saad al-Faqih and Khalid al-Fawwaz: acquaintances inside the Saudi camp
Noman Benotman and the Libyan Islamic
Fighting Group
8. In the Service of the Taleban
Leaving Londonistan
Taleban: the true Islamic emirate
The Afghan training camps
The al-Ghuraba training camp
Teaching jihadi terrorism
Moroccan jihadis, Abu Layth al-Libi and
Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi
Writer and journalist
Al-Suri and the al-Qaida leadership
A secessionist leader?
Weapons of mass destruction
The September 11 attacks
9. A Five Million Dollar al-Qaida Fugitive
New books, a reward, and global fame
His activities and whereabouts
Al-Suri, al-Zarqawi, and the Iraqi front
Masterminding terror?
A message to the Europeans, July 2005
Al-Suri's testament
The capture of al-Suri
10. 'The Military Theory of The Global Islamic Resistance Call'
(Key excerpts)

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