Tangled Web

International Networking of the Islamist Struggle

Reuven Paz
Release Date: December 1, 2003

Drawing on decades of research focused on Islamic movements and Islamist-sponsored terror activities, counterterrorism expert Reuven Paz addresses the consolidation of global Islamist networks as one of the most important developments in Islamic political violence to emerge in recent years. Providing mature insight into the political and religious culture forming the perpetrators of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the author’s in-depth analysis includes a structural examination of Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qa’idah and other regional Islamist groups, as well as a survey of important developments and ideological trends among Islamic communities in the West. The book also investigates the role of Palestinian Islamists in the global networking phenomenon and includes major developments in the fields of terrorism and counterterrorism. By providing expert analysis, broad scope, and socio-religious context both pre- and post-September 11, this study offers valuable information and insight to the policymaker, journalist, researcher, and layreader.