About this book
A book which demolishes the myths surrounding Al-Qaeda, revealing the phenomenon of Islamic militancy to be much more complex and dangerous than the single group this label implies. Fully updated, this 2007 edition has new material on Iraq, Afghanistan and the London bombings. 'He has given us an indispensable guide to the multidimensional reality of Al-Qaeda' "New Statesman".
Shows Islamic militancy to be a far broader phenomenon than previously thought, demolishing the myths that underpin the 'war on terror'. Drawing on secret documents and interviews with intelligence officers, Taliban foot soldiers, militants, mujahedeen commanders and Osama bin Laden's associates, the author reveals the full story of al-Qaeda.