: Architect of Global Jihad: The Life of Al Qaeda Strategist Abu Mus’ ab al-Suri (Columbia/Hurst) (): Brynjar Lia: Books. A Review of: “Brynjar Lia. Architect of Global Jihad: The life of Al-Qaida Strategist Abu Mus’ab al-Suri.” London: Hurst pp. A Reviews of: “Brynjar Lia, Architect of Global Jihad: The Life of Al-Qaida Strategist Abu Mus’ab al-Suri” and “Jim Lacey, ed., The Terrorist’s Call.
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Architect of Global Jihad: Grau Architect of Global Jihad: Columbia University Press, Yet when one comes across a brilliant, wellresearched work, these are the terms that spring to mind. There must be something in the globl, cold Scandinavian winters that leads to excellent work on warmer climes. The Scandinavian countries have produced some first-rate scholars on the Middle East and Central Asia.
Brynjar Lia is one of them. He has lectured and written extensively on the military underpinnings of global jihad. He was arrested in Pakistan brynar October and is reportedly held by the United States. The book provides a good look at the personal and ideological rivalries in this community and demonstrates that Al-Qaeda is only a small part of the entire network.
Al-Suri considers himself the strategist jihzd jihad. Al-Suri does not agree with the assessments of the popular American media.
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He sees the current terrorist efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan as losing to the Americans and believes that the current structure of jihad is wrong. Al-Suri calls for a truly global jihad which avoids ylobal current vulnerable hierarchy.
He proposes a decentralized global movement of individuals and small local cells who do not archiect abroad to fight, but fight in their own neighborhoods. These jihadists would be less trained and bound only by ideology, but their numbers and impact would be greater. Quantity has a quality of its own. Professor Lia writes well in English.
The topic is complex, but he reduces most of the complexities to digestible lumps. The research is commendable.
He does not even pad his bibliography. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.
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