The Martyr's Oath: The Apprenticeship of a Homegrown Terrorist

By Stewart Bell

"In The Martyr's Oath, Stewart Bell, Canada's most valuable journalist overlaying terrorism, tells how Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, a teenaged Canadian, used to be chosen through the Al Qaeda management to coordinate a strong assault in Southeast Asia that may have ended in extra destruction than 11th of September. there's no larger strategy to know how Western adolescence are being attracted to terrorism than to learn this tale of the increase of a brand new new release of terrorist."
— Rohan Gunaratna, writer of Inside Al Qaeda: worldwide community of Terror (Columbia collage Press)

"The Martyr's Oath offers a different vignette into the recruitment, education and operational deployment of younger Canadian Muslims through Al Qaeda terrorists. it a biographical account in their own and kin studies, culminating in seize, interrogation, and demise, with a few terribly exact money owed of counter-terrorism operations around the center East, Southeast Asia and North the US. this may be a must-read for somebody and everybody attracted to the demanding situations of foreign terrorism in our times."
— Dr. Martin Rudner, Director, Canadian Centre of Intelligence and safety experiences, The Norman Paterson university of overseas Affairs, Ottawa, ON

Acclaim for Stewart Bell's first booklet, Cold Terror: How Canada Nurtures and Exports Terrorism round the World

"an arresting examine the truth of terrorism"
—The Gazette (Montreal)

Every liable citizen of Canada, the U.S., the united kingdom and different Western nations may still learn this book."
— Christopher Ondaatje, Times greater schooling Supplement

"Cold Terror will surprise the sense of right and wrong of the nation... This publication isn't just an exposé it's an pressing name to action."
—David Frum, writer of The correct guy: The shock Presidency of George W. Bush

"The most vital Canadian booklet of 2004."
Western Standard

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Khallad’s adventure in Al Qaeda, his strive against education in Afghanistan, frontline battling opposed to the Northern Alliance, city education in Karachi with KSM and clandestine venture to Southeast Asia are noteworthy simply because Jabarah may later stick with the very same course. It says whatever approximately Jabarah’s point of indoctrination that he wouldn't merely strike up a dating with somebody as severe as Khallad, yet that he might additionally mimic his profession course as a terrorist. Did Jabarah lookup to Khallad as a mentor? might be, yet after all either males might meet a similar destiny. In July 2001, Jabarah took a complicated sniper direction at an Al Qaeda camp at Kandahar airport. It lasted just a week, and targeted completely at the AK-47. a professional sniper calls for designated abilities. He has to be in a position to circulate stealthily via enemy terrain. He should be in a position to camouflage himself, to combination into his atmosphere. simply then can he get shut adequate to get off a shot. in lots of methods, it truly is like organizing a bombing assault. on the finish of the direction, the teachers amassed the trainees jointly for a contest. The snipers fired on goals and while the blasts subsided, the winner used to be declared. It was once Mohammed Jabarah. every person who took half used to be later invited to bin Laden’s apartment in Kandahar. whilst Jabarah bought there, Osama was once staring at a video of an Al Jazeera file claiming that bin weighted down used to be extra well known than George W. Bush. the article made Osama “very proud,” Jabarah famous. Mohammed and Abu Gaith have been either selected to take a direction to turn into bin Laden’s own bodyguards. Jabarah thought of it a “great honor,” and famous that even the envoy of Ibn Khattab, the Chechen insurgent chief, had no longer been requested to take this actual path. The guide eager about precision taking pictures with a short response time utilizing restricted ammunition. Jabarah and Abu Gaith took the path, yet they by no means labored as bodyguards. That summer season, Jabarah used to be requested to develop into a camp teacher, yet he became down the supply. He “wanted to struggle, no longer train,” he stated. The recruits left Al Farooq and the opposite education camps a similar manner they arrived, via truck to Kandahar. From there they opened up in all instructions to imagine their assigned positions in Al Qaeda. a few, akin to Lindh, stayed to struggle with the Taliban. Others joined the jihads in Kashmir and Chechnya, or lower back to their very own nations to ignite homegrown Islamic routine in Algeria, Indonesia or Libya. these from Western nations, like Richard Reid, have been probably the main invaluable to Al Qaeda seeing that they can go back to Europe and North the United States to behavior operations within enemy territory, to head after what bin weighted down loved to name the “head of the snake. ” they can make the most the rights and freedoms of Western democracies to undermine them from inside of. a few could simply pass underground and lie low, marry a neighborhood girl and get a task, and wait for the decision to motion. Others will be actively engaged in operations from the instant they received domestic, elevating cash, stealing passports, scouting objectives, gathering explosives, development bombs and looking for much more recruits.

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