By Steven Emerson
The U.S. 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 not often our in basic terms danger. Hamas, shaped in 1987, used to be run by way of 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 was once infiltrated by means of the notorious association often called Palestinian Islamic Jihad -- one among its school 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 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 possibly hundreds of thousands of terrorists, and it has develop into a important node of their foreign networks. Steven Emerson, hailed as "the nation's best specialist on Islamist terrorism," has been operating full-time due to the fact 1993 to trace the unfold of terrorist networks to our seashores, even at nice own danger. In 1995, no longer lengthy after the discharge of his PBS documentary "Jihad in America," he was once trained via federal officers South African Islamist demise squad were dispatched after him, and advised that he may still depart his domestic instantly. on the grounds that then he has now not maintained a house tackle, although he has persevered to write 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 quite a few executive enterprises within the conflict opposed to them. He has got videotaped facts of terrorist education camps and meetings, and tracked the foreign connections of yank operatives to over a dozen corporations.
In "American Jihad" Emerson finds the total tale that merely he is aware. this can be a scary and an important publication for a person who must comprehend the hazard inside of our borders.
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American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us by Steven Emerson