Al-Qaida in Afghanistan, Paperback Book

Description

Since 9/11, al-Qaida has become one of the most infamous and widely discussed terrorist organizations in the world, with affiliates spread across the globe.

However, little-known are the group's activities within Afghanistan itself, something which Anne Stenersen examines in this book.

Using an array of unique primary sources, she presents an alternative narrative of al-Qaida's goals and strategies prior to 9/11.

She argues that al-Qaida's actions were not just an ideological expression of religious fanaticism and violent anti-Americanism, but that they were actually far more practical and organised, with a more revolutionary and Middle Eastern-focused agenda than previously thought.

Through Stenersen's analysis, we see how al-Qaida employed a dual strategy: with a small section focused on staging international terrorist attacks, but at the same time a larger part dedicated to building a resilient and cohesive organization that would ultimately serve as a vanguard for future Islamist revolutions.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 220 pages, 4 maps
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Religious issues & debates
  • ISBN: 9781107427761

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