The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Maufactured War on Terrorism

The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Maufactured War on Terrorism

by Trevor Aaronson

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Overview

A groundbreaking work of investigative journalism, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism exposes how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than fifteen thousand informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the Bureau can then claim it is winning the war on terror. The paperback edition of The Terror Factory includes all new information on the FBI's counterterrorism efforts related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, as well as how the government has used (potentially illegally) FISA information in sting cases.

Trevor Aaronson is an investigative reporter for Al Jazeera America. He has won more than two dozen national and regional awards, including the Molly Prize, the international Data Journalism Award, and the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935439677
Publisher: Ig Publishing
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 285 KB

About the Author

Trevor Aaronson is an investigator reporter for Al Jazeera Media Network. Before joining Al Jazeera, Aaronson co-founded and served as director of the nonprofit Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, which won national and regional journalism awards under his leadership. He was a 2010-11 investigative reporting fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, where his reporting about FBI informants in U.S. Muslim communities resulted in an award-winning Mother Jones cover story. A two-time finalist for the Livingston Awards for journalists under the age of 35, Aaronson has won more than two dozen national and regional awards, including the Molly Prize, the international Data Journalism Award and the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Terror Traps 19

2 The New FBI 35

3 Mohammed and Howard 57

4 Leverage 91

5 The Superinformant 115

6 "To Catch the Devil You Have to Go to Hell" 155

7 Not Caught on Tape 181

8 Mission Accomplished 201

9 One Man's Terrorist, another Man's Fool 219

Epilogue 237

Acknowledgments 247

Notes 250

Index 268

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