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Inside Al Qaeda examines the leadership, ideology,structure, strategies, and tactics of the Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror. ROHAN GUNARATNA. Rohan Gunaratna: Inside Al Qaeda. Global “Inside Al Qaeda” as the undoubtedly best popular book on Al Qaida, which I have read so far. Professor Rohan Gunaratna, the author of Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror, presented on the “Enduring Terrorist Threat:” at GE Insurance organized.

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Based on over qaera years of research, Inside Al Qaeda provides the definitive story behind the rise of this small, mysterious group to the notorious organization making headlines today. Generally this genre insists on the West giving aid to any poor country, but obviously this should not be done against the interests of the Soviet Union or Russia.

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Carlos rated it liked it Aug 18, Akshaya Handa rated it it was amazing Dec 21, Mary Riekert rated it liked it Jan 27, This is probably mostly due to the fact that these regions are not part of the gunaaratna domain of Gunaratna’s interests and expertise. This qaeeda was clearly well-researched. The Taliban recognition for Chechen independence, which Yandarbiyev managed to get from Mullah Omar, was rejected by Maskhadov, because the Chechens did not consider the Taliban to be the legitimate government of Afghanistan.

The weapons trade and mafia myths connected with Chechens – especially in relation to “Ukrainian mafia” providing Russian arms to Al Qaeda – are unfortunately typical for some of the circles in German intelligence community today. For all I know, there are probably tons more that I missed when I was zoning out, which I spent a lot of time doing through the first pages. A must read for anyone who wants to learn anything about al-Qaeda from its inception to how it currently operates.

Basayev, with some of his men, made a short visit to Afghanistan around mids, but this had not much importance. They like to pay attention on simplistic interpretations of the conceptions like jihad, kafirs and dhimms, recall the Assassins, and gunarwtna us of the Arab, Moor and Turkish “hordes” and conquests of “Christian lands”.


They harshly exploit their mighty position in the leftist-dominated media of Western Europe and American East Coast, and greatly contribute to the equally anti-American political discourse in the Islamic countries, where the “critical” views of European and American leftist media are faithfully reprinted with short delay.

It’s more of an encyclopedic reference than someone one could actually sit down and read. It’s even difficult to cherry pick the few gems in this book because This author is a crack.

This information, however, usually shows heavy marks of Russian disinformation. All those “former Soviet” fighters who were later captured or killed in a couple of clashes with the Pakistani forces in the North-Western Frontier Province inproved to be Uzbeks.

Open Preview See a Problem? Gunaratna claims Shamil Basayev to have been “Afghan-trained” and having “a close relationship with Osama”. VERY detailed and probably not what i was looking for. The second category is even less comprehensive to anyone with some grass-root knowledge of countries outside of the postmodern West, and with even a stronger political bias than the first category, though this time either leftist or far-rightist.

I have yet never read a book written by a Russian analyst without attempts to demonize Chechens; by an Indian analyst without attempts to demonize the Kashmiri separatists or Pakistan; and very seldom by a Pakistani analyst without attempts to demonize Indian secret services.

Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mar 10, Snowdon added it. In case of some of the “Chechen tales” Gunaratna refers to an unnamed “European intelligence agency”, but the poor quality of some of these pieces of qaedz pp.

Here are some I book marked when I was actually reading in a place where I could book mark them not the bus on my daily ap, which ibside where I get a huge chunk of my daily reading time in: A good example is the Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid, a Lahore intellectual, who has unfortunately only contributed to the Western distortions in regard to Islam, South and Central Asia, when adopting lnside bias designed to please the expected Western readers.

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The most serious flaw is his obvious lack of insight in regard to certain regions, most of all to the Caucasus, and to lesser extent to the examples of Central Asia and the Balkans. Good riddance to you, ya shitty ass book! An American researcher, Professor Brian Glyn Williams, even made field gunwratna for months in Northern Afghanistan, trying to find either a Chechen or at least one witness who would have seen or met a Chechen fighting on the Taliban or Al Qaeda side.

It is the chapter dealing with the Caucasus pp.

Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror by Rohan Gunaratna

Trivia About Inside Al Qaeda: The discourse goes on blaming any pro-Western Muslim government for “fascism” or “dictatorship”, especially those, which are in fact democratic and moderate, like Turkey. Meanwhile, the actual independence movement maintained nationally inspired secular or Sufi character, with open pro-Western orientation. It is easy to identify Gunaratna’s worst choice of revealed source, since it seems to me that at least half of the errors and pieces of disinformation in Gunaratna’s book are taken out of a single source, a publication named “The Jihad Fixation”, for which Gunaratna also does not give an author, publisher or any of the information needed to identify the source.

I read “Inside Al Qaeda: It’s even difficult to cherry pick the few gems in this book because you have no confidence in the author. It was deceptively thin. Some of his insights seem speculative, but that doesn’t make them wrong.

Unfortunately, Gunaratna’s narrative goes even wilder: