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  • Author:
  • Rohan Gunaratna
  • Author Profile:
  • Rohan Gunaratna, the author of six books on armed conflict, was called to address the United Nations, the US Congress, and the Australian Parliament in the wake of 11 September 2001. He is Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, St. Andrews University, Scotland. Previously, Gunaratna was Principal Investigator of the United Nations' Terrorism Prevention Branch, and he has served as a consultant on terrorism to several governments and corporations. He has lectured widely in Europe, Lating America, North America, the Middle East and Asia on terrorism. He lives in St. Andrews.
  • Source Detail:
  • Scribe Publications, Melbourne
    ISBN 0-9080-1195-4
  • Publication Type:
  • Book
  • Reviews:
  • 'The definitive work on Al Qaeda, this book is based on five years research, including extensive interviews with its members, field research in Al Qaeda-supported conflict zones around the globe, and monitoring of Al Qaeda's infiltration of diaspora and migrant communities in North America and in Europe.

    This book sheds light on Al Qaeda's financial infrastructure and how the organisation trains combat soldiers and vanguard fighters for multiple guerrilla, terrorist and semi-conventional campaigns in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, the Caucasus and the Balkans. In addition, the author investigates the clandestine Al Qaeda operational network in the West.

    Gunaratna reveals how the recently proscribed Jemaah Islamiyah organisation has infiltrated the whole of South-East Asia, and has sent operatives to Australia....that one fifth of international Islamic charities and NGOs are infiltrated by Al Qaeda.' - SCRIBE PUBLICATIONS