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3.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing but stylistically lacking, 7 Mar. 2008
This review is from: Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam (Paperback)
This is an interesting exploration of some of the myths and realities surrounding Al Qaeda, and is a book which remains deeply relevant. Its main insight is that Al Qaeda is a diffuse grouping of like minded individuals lacking any real organisational shape or structure. Instead the main threat it poses constitutes the ideology it represents, which can be self-replicating.

However, although this message is interesting, I found the text to be very dense with names of organisations and individuals, which meant I sometimes got lost amid a plethora of detail. Additionally, once you have grasped the central theme Burke is intending to convey there is little more to his arguments.
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Initial post: 22 Mar 2012 01:27:28 GMT
Brandon says:
Yeah it's certainly not interesting to point out that the entire reasons for trillion dollar wars and over a million lives lost is.... a lie.
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