This book examines the network's religious roots, its widespread organisational reach (including the US), its complex political and religious agenda, and its terrifying tactics.
- Includes a chilling account of life within Al-Qaeda that comes in part from the testimony of members of the Bin Laden group, including Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl, who was arrested for staging the August 1998 suicide bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
- Describes Al-Qaeda's capabilities of acts of mass destruction, including stockpiles of nuclear "suitcase bombs" and its ability to produce chemical, bacteriological, and radiological weapons.
- Covers the social, political, and economic factors that have led to the creation of this elusive terrorist network.
- Uncovers the Al-Qaeda's religious roots in fundamentalist interpretations of the Koran and the widespread support for those interpretations among radical Islamic groups worldwide.