By Steven Emerson
The USA govt is actively tracking terrorist cells affiliated with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda community in 11 towns, from Florida to Boston to Denver to Houston. yet al Qaeda is hardly ever our simply chance. Hamas, shaped in 1987, was once run via best Palestinian officers in the US from its earliest days, and has tentacles in Texas, California, New Jersey, Virginia, and Illinois. The collage of South Florida was once infiltrated through the notorious association often called Palestinian Islamic Jihad -- considered one of its college individuals even left the rustic to take that group's most sensible management function after his predecessor was once assassinated. Hizballah has been tied to cells in North Carolina and Michigan, from which it drew money and tried to obtain army apparatus.
in brief, September eleven, 2001, was once not often an remoted or unpredictable occasion. the U.S. has develop into domestic to thousands and doubtless hundreds of thousands of terrorists, and it has develop into a principal node of their overseas networks. Steven Emerson, hailed as "the nation's top specialist on Islamist terrorism," has been operating full-time in view that 1993 to trace the unfold of terrorist networks to our seashores, even at nice own hazard. In 1995, now not lengthy after the discharge of his PBS documentary "Jihad in America," he used to be proficient through federal officers South African Islamist loss of life squad have been dispatched after him, and advised that he should still go away his domestic instantly. on the grounds that then he has no longer maintained a house handle, even though he has endured to put in writing and testify lower than his personal identify. With the aid of a employees of researchers he has the terrorists' financial resources, monitored their assaults and plans, uncovered their ties tocharitable foundations, and assisted quite a few executive organizations within the conflict opposed to them. He has bought videotaped facts of terrorist education camps and meetings, and tracked the foreign connections of yank operatives to over a dozen firms.
In "American Jihad" Emerson unearths the complete tale that basically he understands. this can be a scary and an important booklet for a person who must comprehend the hazard inside of our borders.
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