Brothers In Arms and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading Brothers In Arms on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Brothers in Arms: Al Qai'ida and the Arab Jihadists [Paperback]

Camille Tawil
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
RRP: 14.99
Price: 11.94 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: 3.05 (20%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock but may require up to 2 additional days to deliver.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 9.43  
Paperback 11.94  
Amazon.co.uk Trade-In Store
Did you know you can use your mobile to trade in your unwanted books for an Amazon.co.uk Gift Card to spend on the things you want? Visit the Books Trade-In Store for more details or check out the Trade-In Amazon Mobile App Guidelines on how to trade in using a smartphone. Learn more.

Book Description

16 Sep 2010
Since 2001 America s War on Terror has achieved what Osama bin Laden could not: the unification of the jihad under al-Qa ida s banner. Although today al-Qa ida is seen as the epitome of jihad, when it first emerged other militant Islamists rejected its vision of a holy war against the West. Investigative journalist Camille Tawil charts the history of conflict and complicity between al-Qa ida and its brothers in arms from the late 1980s to the present day. Drawing on a network of contacts in Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Algeria s Armed Islamic Group and the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, he shows how the failure of their separate national struggles brought them increasingly under the influence of Osama bin Laden and his global agenda. From prison cells in Morocco to the caves of Tora Bora, Tawil gives us unique access to the key players behind the jihadist movement and the evolution of its violent ideology.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Paperback: 209 pages
  • Publisher: Saqi Books (16 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0863564801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863564802
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 501,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

One of the most rigorous, best researched and informed accounts of Islamic militancy available today. Tawil s deep understanding, fine analysis, eye for detail and the reams of new material gathered in years of reporting makes this work invaluable to the scholar and general reader alike. --Jason Burke, author of Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam<br /><br />Camille Tawil delivers a carefully reported assessment of al Qaeda and its affiliated Arab jihadist groups. --Peter Bergen, author of Holy War, Inc.<br /><br />'Brothers in Arms sheds a clear and indispensable if troubling light on a religious war that is far from over. --Michael F. Scheuer, former CIA Head of Bin Laden Unit and Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown

Camille Tawil delivers a carefully reported assessment of al Qaeda and its affiliated Arab jihadist groups. --Peter Bergen, author of Holy War, Inc.

'Brothers in Arms sheds a clear and indispensable if troubling light on a religious war that is far from over. --Michael F. Scheuer, former CIA Head of Bin Laden Unit and Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown

About the Author

Born in 1965, Camille Tawil is a Lebanese writer and investigative journalist. He has covered Islamic militant groups for Al-Hayat Arabic daily in London since the early 1990s. His blog is http://camilletawil.blogspot.com/.

Customer Reviews

5 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Format:Paperback
Camillie Tawil is an investigative reporter for Arabic language agencies. His interactions and the trust the Jihadists seem to have in him have given the author a unique opportunity to interview key personnel in a variety of movements. As we read in the early decades before our current millennium most groups focus regardless of bases for training were within the borders of their own country. And groups with differing views would become at odds with themselves. The evolution of some of the main groups discusses from Algeria, Egypt and Libya for example are quite interesting. And almost all existed before Al-Qa'ida was invented as an administrative and training organization in Afghanistan. Al-Qa'ida's attack on U.S.A. soil brought so much pressure to bare on all Jihadist organizations with even cursory ties with Al-Qa'ida it all but caused its practical demise.

The author, as western intelligent agency have ascertained, admits that Al-Qa'ida is now a group of separate autonomous groups that had taken on their name to lend legitimacy to their cause in the eye of Jihadist after the invasion of Iraq. Osama bin Laden was never able too unit the various Jihadist groups, but after the fateful attack in America in 2001, the Jihadist had no choice but to at least attempt to work together for their own survival as small independent groups using the Al-Qa'ida name as a franchise would. The author surmises that we will see if the new moderate ideas will overcome the radical and violent methods of those using the the name Al-Qa'ida for their own causes.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Arab Jihadist and what relationships existed with al-Qa'ida. 5 May 2011
By M. A. Ramos - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Camillie Tawil is an investigative reporter for Arabic language agencies. His interactions and the trust the Jihadists seem to have in him have given the author a unique opportunity to interview key personnel in a variety of movements. As we read in the early decades before our current millennium most groups focus regardless of bases for training were within the borders of their own country. And groups with differing views would become at odds with themselves. The evolution of some of the main groups discusses from Algeria, Egypt and Libya for example are quite interesting. And almost all existed before Al-Qa'ida was invented as an administrative and training organization in Afghanistan. Al-Qa'ida's attack on U.S.A. soil brought so much pressure to bare on all Jihadist organizations with even cursory ties with Al-Qa'ida it all but caused its practical demise.

The author, as western intelligent agency have ascertained, admits that Al-Qa'ida is now a group of separate autonomous groups that had taken on their name to lend legitimacy to their cause in the eye of Jihadist after the invasion of Iraq. Osama bin Laden was never able too unit the various Jihadist groups, but after the fateful attack in America in 2001, the Jihadist had no choice but to at least attempt to work together for their own survival as small independent groups using the Al-Qa'ida name as a franchise would. The author surmises that we will see if the new moderate ideas will overcome the radical and violent methods of those using the the name Al-Qa'ida for their own causes.
Was this review helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xae0523d8)

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback