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

By Stewart Bell

"In The Martyr's Oath, Stewart Bell, Canada's most useful journalist overlaying terrorism, tells how Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, a teenaged Canadian, was once chosen through the Al Qaeda management to coordinate a strong assault in Southeast Asia that will have resulted in extra destruction than 9-11. there's no greater approach to know how Western adolescence are being interested in terrorism than to learn this tale of the increase of a brand new iteration of terrorist."
— Rohan Gunaratna, writer of Inside Al Qaeda: worldwide community of Terror (Columbia collage Press)

"The Martyr's Oath offers a distinct vignette into the recruitment, education and operational deployment of younger Canadian Muslims by means of Al Qaeda terrorists. it a biographical account in their own and kin reviews, culminating in catch, interrogation, and demise, with a few terribly specified debts of counter-terrorism operations around the heart East, Southeast Asia and North the United States. this may be a must-read for someone and everybody attracted to the demanding situations of overseas terrorism in our times."
— Dr. Martin Rudner, Director, Canadian Centre of Intelligence and defense experiences, The Norman Paterson university of overseas Affairs, Ottawa, ON

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

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

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

"Cold Terror will surprise the sense of right and wrong of the nation... This booklet is not only 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 crucial Canadian e-book of 2004."
Western Standard

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As well as checking out how Mohammed was once recruited, I additionally desired to know the way he was once delivered to justice, which, it seems, is among the so much misunderstood elements of the Jabarah case. the tale advised here's unusual—it is an account of a winning intelligence operation. this isn't to assert that such successes are infrequent, yet that they're hardly ever advised. one of many realities for intelligence firms is that their successes are hardly identified, whereas their mess ups develop into universal wisdom. This is helping feed a often held public conception that those that paintings within the box of protection and counterterrorism are incompetent. My adventure, either in Canada and overseas, is this is way from the reality. The ebook may be divided approximately into 3 sections. the 1st, chapters 1 to five, tells the tale of Mohammed’s early life in Kuwait and Canada, and Al Qaeda’s early efforts to recruit him. the second one part, chapters 6 to twelve, chronicles his Al Qaeda education and operational assignments. the ultimate part, chapters thirteen to 18, bargains with the aftermath of Mohammed’s catch. Jabarah was once now not an important individual in Al Qaeda, yet that's in part why his tale is so compelling. High-ranking management figures like bin weighted down aren't any longer the single worrisome a part of the overseas jihadist move. both scary are the often younger males like Mohammed, who're volunteering to struggle and die for the worldwide jihad. humans like bin encumbered and Al Zarqawi are not anything with out their committed foot squaddies. whereas counter-terrorism brokers are rightly pursuing the leaders, Jabarah’s tale exhibits us that they need to additionally be certain they're paying shut recognition to the numerous pool of recruits. If terrorism is to be stopped, the incitement, indoctrination and recruitment of the Mohammed Jabarahs of the area needs to be disrupted. The names, dates, locations and occasions during this booklet are genuine, and i've provided them as safely as attainable. a few of the written resource fabric I trusted used to be translated from Arabic, as have been a few of the interviews. buck figures are in U. S. forex until differently said. ultimately, any references to the non secular, ethnic, nationwide or different attributes of terrorists are patently now not intended to signify that each one participants of those teams are terrorists. i would like to thank Don Loney, my editor at John Wiley & Sons in Toronto, who inspired me to jot down this publication and assuredly observed it via all phases of improvement. thank you additionally to Robert Harris, Meghan Brousseau and the remainder of the crew at Wiley Canada, in addition to Pat Cairns at inventive Connections. The photojournalist Jeff Stephen of worldwide nationwide observed me on many of the trips defined within the publication and that i relish his contributions, strength and companionship. thank you additionally to George Browne and Kevin Newman. i need to thank all those that observed the worth of telling the Jabarah tale appropriately and entirely, specifically those that shared with me the items of the puzzle of their ownership and relied on that i'd positioned them jointly responsibly.

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