|aIn the name of Osama bin Laden :|bglobal terrorism & the bin Laden brotherhood /|cRoland Jacquard ; Samia Serageldin, consulting editor ; George Holoch, translator.
|aDurham, N.C. :|bDuke University Press,|c2002.
|axii, 293 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aRevised, updated English translation of: Au nom d'Oussama ben Laden. Paris : Picollec, 2001.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -287) and index.
|aA young man from a good family -- From Riyadh to Peshawar -- Banished to Sudan -- Among the Taliban -- The Islamic Legion -- The anti-American crusade -- Target: bin Laden -- Osama bin Laden confronts the Arab world -- The bin Laden brotherhood -- Asian fever -- The bin Laden network's billions -- Drugs and terrorism -- Jihad's new weapons.
|aJacquard details how bin Laden became an international emblem of fundamentalist, pan-Islamic, anti-U.S. fervor and the leader of a brotherhood so passionate that devotees who have never met him will act autonomously in his name. The author explains the global character of bin Laden's organization, elaborating the extent of his sphere of influence in Europe and Asia. Jacquard reveals the construction of bin Laden's networks--including a profile of his inner circle--and their collaboration with overlapping webs of banking, drug trafficking, religious, and terrorist organizations. He considers the brotherhood's access to biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons and warns that, with or without bin Laden, this global terrorist force will remain a threat. Now in English, this edition has been substantially updated in light of recent world events and expanded to include previously unpublished materials, featuring a new introduction and afterword. New documents include an April 2001 interview by the author with bin Laden; a September 24 proclamation by bin Laden to Muslims in Pakistan; and a key page from Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri's book justifying eternal jihad, which was smuggled out of Afghanistan in October 2001.