The Terror Factory: Inside the Fbi's Manufactured War on Terrorism: The Isis Edition

The Terror Factory: Inside the Fbi's Manufactured War on Terrorism: The Isis Edition

by Trevor Aaronson

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Overview

“Compelling, shocking, and gritty with intrigue.”— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A real eye-opener that questions how well the country’s security is being protected.”— Kirkus (starred review)

A groundbreaking work of investigative journalism, The Terror Factory: The Isis Edition exposes how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than 15,000 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. This updated edition of The Terror Factory examines the FBI’s use of stings to catch ISIS sympathizers in the United States, as well as how the bureau, already transformed into an intelligence agency whose tactics are similar to those of the CIA and NSA, has and will change under the presidency of Donald Trump.

Trevor Aaronson is a contributing writer at The Intercept and executive director of the nonprofit Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, he was a reporter with Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit and a fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California-Berkeley. He has also been an editor and reporter at newspapers in Florida and Tennessee. A two-time finalist for the Livingston Awards, Aaronson has won the Molly National Journalism Prize, the international Data Journalism Award, and the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632460653
Publisher: Ig Publishing
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Trevor Aaronson is a contributing writer at The Intercept and executive director of the nonprofit Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, he was a reporter with Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit and a fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California-Berkeley. He has also been an editor and reporter at newspapers in Florida and Tennessee. A two-time finalist for the Livingston Awards, Aaronson has won the Molly National Journalism Prize, the international Data Journalism Award, and the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award. Aaronson is the author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism.

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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