Saturday, September 12, 2009
" The Martyr's Oath" by Stewart Bell
Journalist Stewart Bell examines the growing reality and allure for some to terrorism. His investigation entrenched in facts focuses on an Al Qaeda member: Mohammed Mansour Jabarah and the why and how he became a terrorist.
Mohammed was an ideal pawn for Al Qaeda. Born in Kuwait and raised in Canada, he appealed to Al Qaeda for two reasons: the possession of a Canadian passport and for his cunning intelligence.
Retracing his remarkable journey and looking at all sides; Mr Bell gathered information through interviews, letters, documents, intelligence reports and videos to provide a glimpse into the psyche of an extremists. It gives the reader a unique and fascinating look into the recruitment, training and operational deployment of young Muslims by Al Qaeda terrorists. A view that is revealing, highlighting one of the most disturbing trends in modern terrorism - the growing number of youths in North America and Europe who are being drawn into what appear to be violent radical Islamic groups.
This book is excellent; it stimulated a gamut of emotions. Why are laws so complacent and why are we so ignorant and not pro-active. Every one should read this book; it is so revealing, very absorbing and difficult to put down. Mr Bell your work has given us a frightful account and an eye opener into a troubled generation.