Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama Bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America

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Brassey's, 2003 - Počet stran: 394
All Americans must read this book in order to truly understand the reasons why radical Muslims like Osama bin Laden and his followers have declared war on America and the West. Furthermore, only this book accurately describes the severity of the threat they will continue to pose, with or without bin Laden's leadership, to our national security.

To win the war against terrorism, the author argues that we must first stop dismissing militant Muslims as "extremists" or "religious fanatics." Formulating a successful military strategy requires that we must see the enemy as they perceive themselves--highly trained and motivated soldiers who fervently believe their cause is righteous. The author describes how militants throughout the Islamic world are enraged by what they believe is Western aggression against their people, religion, and culture. Though bin Laden declared war on America years ago--not once but twice--the author argues that American complacence in the face of such violent threats stems from the increasing secularization and moral relativism of American society and culture. Even if bin Laden is brought to justice, the author warns, the dangers posed by radical Islamic militants will not disappear, and we must be prepared for a protracted war against terrorism. This important book will make a major impact on how America thinks about its enemy and itself.

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One of the few books personally approved of by Bin Laden himself who has praised the work as one of the few Western writers who understand him. Scheuer is one of the foremost experts on Bin Laden who ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Outstanding book by the formerly "Anonymous" head of the CIA's Bin Laden office. Přečíst celou recenzi

O autorovi (2003)

New York Times and Washington Postnbsp;bestseller Imperial Hubris was originally published anonymously, as required by the Central Intelligence Agency. Its author is Michael Scheuer, the former head of the CIA's Bin Laden Unit, who resigned in November 2004, after two decades of experience in national security issues related to Afghanistan and south Asia. As "Anonymous," he is also the author of Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America. Scheuer has been featured on many national and international television news programs, has been interviewed for broadcast media and documentaries, and has been the focus of print media worldwide.

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