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One of the most important means by which you can intelligently discuss and argue effectively, is to supply yourself with intellectual ammo. To help transform your brain from a pop-gun to an M-1 tank, these books will help you get started in solidifying your understanding of terrorism and the role of the US and the west.

The Al Qaeda Reader

cover of The Al Qaeda Readerasin: 076792262X
binding: Paperback
list price: $15.95 USD
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What do our enemies believe?A What motivates their war against the West?A What is their vision of the ideal Islamic society?A Surprisingly, more than five years after 9/11, there is very little understanding of these questions.A

Why I Left Jihad: The Root of Terrorism and the Return of Radical Islam

cover of Why I Left Jihad: The Root of Terrorism and the Return of Radical Islamauthor: Walid Shoebat
asin: 0977102114
binding: Hardcover
list price: $24.95 USD
amazon price: $16.47 USD


The Iranian Time Bomb: The Mullah Zealots' Quest for Destruction

cover of The Iranian Time Bomb: The Mullah Zealots' Quest for Destructionauthor: Michael A. Ledeen
asin: 0312376553
binding: Hardcover
list price: $24.95 USD
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The War Against the Terror Masters is a must-read guide to the terrorist crisis. Michael A. Ledeen explains in startling detail how and why the United States was so unprepared for the September 11th catastrophe; the nature of the terror network we are fighting--including the state sponsors of that network; the role of radical Islam; and the enemy collaboration of some of our traditional Middle Eastern "allies";--and, most convincingly, what we must do to win the war.

Why We Want to Kill You: The Jihadist Mindset and How to Defeat It

no imageauthor: Walid Shoebat
asin: 0977102149
binding: Hardcover
list price: $24.95 USD
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They Just Don't Get It: How Washington Is Still Compromising Your Safety--and What You Can Do About It

cover of They Just Don't Get It: How Washington Is Still Compromising Your Safety--and What You Can Do About Itauthor: Colonel David Hunt
asin: 1400097428
binding: Paperback
list price: $14.95 USD
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Brand-new chapter exclusive to the paperback editionColonel David Hunt has dedicated his career to fighting terrorism. A U.S. Army veteran for nearly thirty years, he has helped take out an active terrorist camp, trained the FBI and Special Forces in counterterrorism tactics, and served as security adviser to six different Olympic Games.

On the Hunt: How to Wake Up Washington and Win the War on Terror

cover of On the Hunt: How to Wake Up Washington and Win the War on Terrorauthor: Colonel David Hunt
asin: 0307347591
binding: Hardcover
list price: $26.95 USD
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So says Fox News military analyst Colonel David Hunt in a book that cuts like a buzz saw through the half-measures and half-truths, the dangerous timidity, and the outright stupidity that—if left unchecked—will lead America to lose the War on Terror.

The Coming Balkan Caliphate: The Threat of Radical Islam to Europe and the West

cover of The Coming Balkan Caliphate: The Threat of Radical Islam to Europe and the Westauthor: Christopher Deliso
asin: 0275995259
binding: Hardcover
list price: $39.95 USD
amazon price: $31.96 USD


With all eyes currently focused on the widening conflict in the Middle East and the terrorist threat coming from the region, the West is in danger of overlooking a potent new battleground in the greater "war on terror"--the Balkans. This historically volatile region saw some of the worst violence of the late 20th century in the Yugoslav Wars of Secession.

The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family

cover of The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Familyauthor: Martha Raddatz
asin: 0399153829
binding: Hardcover
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From ABC White House correspondent Martha Raddatz, the story of a brutal forty-eight-hour firefight that conveys in harrowing detail the effects of war not just on the soldiers but also on the families waiting back at home.

I Accuse: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of Militant Islam

cover of I Accuse: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of Militant Islamauthor: Philip Pilevsky
asin: 1930754388
binding: Hardcover
list price: $22.95 USD
amazon price: $18.36 USD


Philip Pilevsky argues that President Jimmy Carter's failure to support the Shah of Iran led to the 1979 revolution that legitimized and provided a base of operations for militant Islamists across the Middle East. Since the Khomeini revolution, radical Islamists have grown bolder in attacking the West and more sophisticated in their tactics. This historical progression can be traced to Carter's unwillingness to head off Iran's Islamic threat in its nascent stages.

In the Words of Our Enemies

cover of In the Words of Our Enemiesauthor: Jed Babbin
asin: 1596985232
binding: Hardcover
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Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the Us

cover of Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the Usauthor: Steven Emerson
asin: 1591024536
binding: Hardcover
list price: $28.00 USD
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The Investigative Project on Terrorism, founded in 1995 by Steven Emerson, maintains the largest nongovernmental data and intelligence library in the world on militant Islam. The Project assists the White House, the FBI, the Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security, and other government departments with counterterrorism activities.Together with a staff of experts, Executive Director Steven Emerson has compiled this thorough factual overview of the Islamist terrorist threat to the United States.

American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us

cover of American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Usauthor: Steven Emerson
asin: 0743234359
binding: Paperback
list price: $15.00 USD
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Some have said that the events of September 11 took every American by surprise. That's not true. There were Cassandras among us warning about the dangers of Islamic terrorism--and one of their leaders was Steven Emerson, who must be ranked among the most fearless reporters in the world. As a self-made expert on Islamic terrorism, he has invited the hatred of violent murderers. (At least one group has marked him for assassination; he was offered enrollment in the federal witness protection program, but refused).

Infidel

cover of Infidelauthor: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
asin: 0743289684
binding: Hardcover
list price: $26.00 USD
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In this profoundly affecting memoir from the internationally renowned author of The Caged Virgin, Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, to her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West.One of today's most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following an Islamist's murder of her colleague, Theo van Gogh, with whom she made the movie Submission.Infidel is

Al Qaeda in Europe: The New Battleground of International Jihad

cover of Al Qaeda in Europe: The New Battleground of International Jihadauthor: Lorenzo Vidino
asin: 1591024331
binding: Hardcover
list price: $27.00 USD
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The July 2005 London bombings are yet another example of how Europe has emerged as one of the key battlegrounds in the global War on Terror. The region has become a critical "ground zero" for Islamist terrorists, not only as a target but as a base of operations. The implications for the United States are tremendous: under existing law, for example, terrorists carrying European passports could easily enter the country. It is not a coincidence, in fact, that every attack planned or executed against the United States, including 9/11, has had strong European ties.

The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith

cover of The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faithauthor: Irshad Manji
asin: 0312327005
binding: Paperback
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This "call for reform" reads like an open letter to the Muslim world. Irshad Manji, a Toronto-based television journalist, was born to Muslim parents in South Africa. Her family eventually fled to Canada when she was two years old. Manji shares her life experiences growing up in a Western Muslim household and ask some compelling questions from her feminist-lesbian-journalist perspective. It is interesting to note that Manji has been lambasted for being too personal and not scholarly enough to have a worthwhile opinion.