The Road to Al-Qaeda: The Story of Bin Laden's Right-Hand by Montasser Al-Zayyat,Sara Nimis,Ahmed Fekry

By Montasser Al-Zayyat,Sara Nimis,Ahmed Fekry

the line to Al-Qaeda is a debatable booklet. Written by means of an Egyptian human rights legal professional, it's the first English-language account of the improvement of tensions among violent and non-violent factions in radical Islamist events, from the viewpoint of an insider. it's also a biography of 1 of the world's most-wanted terrorists: Egyptian-born Dr Ayman al-Zawahiri. well known because the guy who will take over the management of Al-Qaeda after Osama bin weighted down, he's additionally the reputed architect of the Riyadh bombings in Saudi Arabia.

The unique model of this booklet bought greatly around the Arabic global. Reproduced in translation the following, with an in depth creation from exotic student Ibrahim Abu Rabi, it stands by myself as an unrivalled account of the divisions inside militant Islamist ideology. the writer offers perception into the interior politics of Islamic Jihad, and the radicalisation of bin Laden's deputy; he examines Zawahiri's competition to efforts via different militant Islamists to name a ceasefire with the Egyptian specialists; and he narrates the redirection of Zawahiri's actions in the direction of the united states and Israel.

As an perception into one of many key minds at the back of Al-Qaeda this booklet makes remarkable and nerve-racking studying. it really is an enormous record for an individual who seeks to appreciate how a minority extremist ideology got here to have such an influence on global events.
-- Biography of the top brain at the back of Al-Qaeda and one of many world's most-wanted terrorists
-- Written through an Islamist, it presents a different perception into radical Islam from an insider's viewpoint
-- huge advent from best Islamic student units explains the context and history to the book
-- First English-language account of an Arabic bestseller
-- perfect for an individual who wishes a non-Western point of view at the inner debates of Islamic activism

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