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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And of course they fiercely defend Israel’s struggle for survival, forgetting that the Zionists, too, originally employed terror just like their later Arab counterparts in Palestine.

Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror

Aug 03, Andre rated it it was amazing. In the last years, I have read more of these books than I can remember, and because of that, I can with certain delight praise Gunarahna Gunaratna’s “Inside Al Qaeda” as the undoubtedly best popular book on Al Qaida, which I have read so far.

According to Gunaratna, by summerthere were Chechens fighting in Karabagh. A good example is the Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid, a Lahore intellectual, who has unfortunately only contributed to the Western distortions in regard to Islam, South and Central Asia, when adopting a bias designed to please the expected Western readers.

The idea of an “exchange program” between the Taliban and the Chechen guerrillas is absurd.

Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror by Rohan Gunaratna

It is constituted by the fashionable conspiracy theories with the single goal of blaming the United States of America for all the problems of the world. Reads like an interoffice memo.

Feb 02, Joseph rated gunarana really liked it. It is easy to identify Gunaratna’s worst choice of revealed source, since it seems to me that at least half of the errors and pieces of disinformation in Gunaratna’s book are taken out of a single source, a publication named “The Jihad Fixation”, for which Gunaratna gunarztna does not give an author, publisher or any of the information needed to identify the source.


Trivia About Inside Al Qaeda: The first is constituted by alarmist accounts with strong religious and rightist political bias, which typically repeat Islamophobic narratives, gunadatna to paint a picture of a “clash of civilizations”, and attempt to explain the threat of terrorism by interpreting terrorism and violence as something inherent in Islam, or at least in the cultures of the regions that happen to coincide with the range of Islam.

From the beginning, the IRP Islamists were set against the national independence movements, and they had solid links with the Soviet and later Russian secret services. It’s even difficult to insise pick the few gems in this book because you have no confidence in the author.

This was more from an academic side with many interviews. Generally this genre insists on the West giving aid to any poor country, but obviously this should not be done against the interests of the Soviet Union or Russia.

Although it is slightly dated, it still presents a relatively clear picture of AQ. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There is also an ggunaratna weakness in the Western point of view of the qaedz, which overemphasizes the “exotic” features, especially when speaking of Islam, and seldom finds very novel approach to the conventions of speaking about certain nations, regions or countries.

We know so little about them and yet they know us so well.

Sep 28, Scott rated it liked it. I made the executive decision late last night to give up on this book. In case of some of iinside “Chechen tales” Gunaratna refers to an unnamed “European intelligence agency”, but the poor quality of some of these pieces of disinformation pp.

Book Review: “Inside Al Qaeda” by Rohan Gunaratna

I read “Inside Al Qaeda: This only confuses the picture of the region’s politics and weakens the author’s otherwise skilful works. Basayev, with some of his men, made a short visit to Afghanistan around mids, but this had not much importance.


Many of the Islamist leaders later got key positions in the pro-Russian puppet governments, including the leader of the Islamic Path, Bislan Gantemirov. The strategy became most apparent when the Russian secret services armed and raised Chechen Islamists into rebellion against Dudayev and later against Aslan Maskhadov.

The vice president to take over for a short period, Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, later turned a radical Islamist and unside Mullah Omar in Taliban’s Afghanistan, but then he no longer had any official position in President Maskhadov’s government.

Gunaratna claims Shamil Basayev to have been “Afghan-trained” and having “a close relationship with Osama”. Basayev turned to radical and aggressive opposition against Maskhadov after having lost a democratic election to him in However, having now praised Gunaratna, I also have to address some serious criticism towards his book.

Want to Read Currently Gunaratba Read. Gunaratna goes on in a section lacking all reference notes, informing us of the participation of some Chechen commanders in the Karabagh War, and arms provided by Chechens to the Azerbaijanis from the stockpiles of weapons that President Djokhar Dudayev inherited from removed Russian troops in David Premier rated it liked it Feb 15, Not a single one.

Some of his insights seem speculative, but that doesn’t make them wrong. Basayev’s Arab ally, the undoubtedly radical Islamist, Saudi extremist with the nom de guerre Khattab, is the only established link between Chechens and Al Qaeda, and he probably influenced strongly to Basayev’s turning into radical anti-Western Islamism, while simultaneously clashing against the Chechen leadership.

It was deceptively thin.