By Keith Suter
Talking without delay approximately one of many gravest subject matters in contemporary political background, this authoritative advisor offers a concise evaluate of the heritage and politics of terrorism. Conflicts from world wide are tested intimately, together with terrorist efforts within the center East, Russia, Northern eire, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. Wider subject matters also are mentioned, together with tips to care for rogue states to the effectiveness of present intelligence organizations.
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To circumvent the governments’ technical means of intelligence-gathering, they cleverly reverted to one-to-one contact, primarily via couriers. This explains why al Qaeda’s German, British, Spanish, Dutch and Belgian cells acting in concert was discovered only during post facto investigations into the background of Muhammad Atta and the other 9/11 conspirators. Even after the 7/7 attacks in London, it is very likely that there are other unknown cells in the UK functioning independently. Al Qaeda has a unique structure combining highly centralized ideological indoctrination and coordination on the one hand, but highly decentralized and 30 I D E O L O GY I N T E R ROR I S M AND C OUN T E R T E R RO R I S M self-sustaining practical activity on the other.
It aims for an Islamic State despite Muslim minority status. It is marginalized amongst Muslims, uses front organizations to mobilize and recruit and ties itself to global political and religious issues, domestic moral issues, and social issues. Fronts are critical in fundraising and the ideology is used to maintain public presence, contest for hegemony, create instability, and develop cadreship. Communication is the key element in mobilization strategy – Islamic radio stations, mosques, Internet chat groups (global and local) and statements are becoming gradually more militant, he argues.
He claimed that the United States had made ‘a clear declaration of war on God, His messenger, and Muslims’9 through its policies in the Islamic world. This is another example of al Qaeda’s jihad ideology which set the organization in motion. With jihad comes the belief in martyrdom. Al Qaeda’s operatives ﬁrmly believe that Allah guides and rewards those who sacriﬁce themselves for a noble cause. They are ever willing to sacriﬁce themselves without hesitation. The notion of a noble and blessed death achieved through martyrdom has been ﬁrmly embedded in their collective psyche.