Book review of Jason Burke’s Al Qaeda – The True Story of Radical Islam

Burke’s book appears at first sight as a serious, scholarly, contribution to the study of Al Qaeda. It is heavily annotated, contains a glossary and a useful index, a map of Afghanistan and is well structured. Yet, as I will attempt to show, the book is essentially a slick fraud.

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Hijack suspect lived a life, or a lie

The Lebanese student, Ziad Jarrah, says the FBI, helped hijack United Airlines Flight 93 from Newark to San Francisco. But for that to be true, the young engineer would have had to live a double life worthy of a first-rate spy – concealing from his family, girlfriend, and friends that he was a Muslim extremist, not the religiously moderate, pro-American, fun-loving person they knew him to be.

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Secret Hearings Conceal 9/11 Terrorist Links to Congress & White House

Something strange has been occurring on the fourth floor under the dome of the U.S. Capitol. The security is so strict that even the representatives and senators from the joint-intelligence committee investigating the September 11 attacks must check their cell phones and pagers at the door of the sound-proof room — a meeting place regularly swept for listening devices.

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Hijack Suspect Lived a Life, Or a Lie

Hijack Suspect Lived a Life, Or a Lie Boston Globe 25 September 2001 by Elizabeth Neuffer URL: EW YORK – By now, even those who love Ziad Jarrah are confused about the truth of his 26-year-old life.   The Lebanese … Continue reading