Publisher: Charles River Editors
*Includes pictures*Includes quotes by bin Laden and other al-Qaeda leaders about the group's history and ideology*Explains the formation, influences, ideology, and goals of the group*Includes footnotes and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsSince the attacks on September 11, 2001, the world has struggled to define al-Qaeda, an amorphous, growing, and seemingly inexhaustible organization. Once a relatively organized group based in one country with a defined hierarchy and clear leadership, al-Qaeda has transformed into a transnational phenomenon over the last few decades, with branches and affiliates operating in dozens of countries across the world. Many call al-Qaeda an enemy, while some define it as an ideology, and others analyze it as a network. Of course, a small minority takes it up as their cause and an extension of their religion.To that end, what is ...