By Steven Emerson
The USA executive 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 purely probability. Hamas, shaped in 1987, was once run via most sensible Palestinian officers in the USA from its earliest days, and has tentacles in Texas, California, New Jersey, Virginia, and Illinois. The college of South Florida used to be infiltrated through the notorious association often called Palestinian Islamic Jihad -- certainly one of its college contributors even left the rustic to take that group's most sensible management position after his predecessor was once assassinated. Hizballah has been tied to cells in North Carolina and Michigan, from which it drew cash and tried to acquire army apparatus.
in brief, September eleven, 2001, used to be hardly ever an remoted or unpredictable occasion. the USA has develop into domestic to hundreds of thousands and doubtless hundreds of thousands of terrorists, and it has turn into a principal node of their foreign networks. Steven Emerson, hailed as "the nation's top specialist on Islamist terrorism," has been operating full-time considering the fact that 1993 to trace the unfold of terrorist networks to our seashores, even at nice own probability. In 1995, no longer lengthy after the discharge of his PBS documentary "Jihad in America," he used to be knowledgeable through federal officers South African Islamist demise squad were dispatched after him, and instructed that he may still depart his domestic instantly. due to the fact then he has now not maintained a house handle, notwithstanding he has persevered to jot down and testify lower than his personal identify. With the aid of a employees of researchers he has the terrorists' financial assets, monitored their assaults and plans, uncovered their ties tocharitable foundations, and assisted various govt organizations within the conflict opposed to them. He has bought videotaped proof of terrorist education camps and meetings, and tracked the foreign connections of yank operatives to over a dozen enterprises.
In "American Jihad" Emerson unearths the whole tale that in basic terms he is familiar with. it is a scary and an important e-book for a person who must comprehend the hazard inside of our borders.
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