Emerson is a somewhat controversial independent journalist who dedicated his career to alerting the public and the government about Islamic terrorism well before the 9/11 attacks. Consistent with his recent American Jihad: The Terrorists Living among Us
(2002), which warned of domestic threats (as well as chronicling Emerson's struggle to convince a skeptical public), his latest selection vociferously asserts that terrorists "have insinuated themselves in the structure of American society," pursuing violent ends through "advocacy groups, an array of disingenuous charities and foundations, corporate financing networks, and the halls of academia." Here, Emerson matter-of-factly names and catalogs a host of such organizations and narrates each group's specific activities, footnoted to news articles and government reports. Given the nature of the topic, it is difficult to tell which of Emerson's many claims are credible and which err on the side of overstatement (something Emerson has been accused of before). This book will be most sought after by readers hungry for factual specifics about possible threats rather than for more nuanced theoretical or historical approaches to the topic. Brendan DriscollCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
"Jihad Incorporated...is the seminal, comprehensive resource on radical Islam in the United States documenting the post-9/11 machinations of terrorist operatives and front groups inside our borders, from al-Qaeda and its affiliates to Hamas and Hizballah....Emerson provides key insights into current dilemmas faced by counterterrorism officials....a must-read for law enforcement, academics, government officials, and concerned citizens alike....essential reading in any serious effort to better understand the character and evolution of militant Islam."
JOURNAL OF COUNTERTERRORISM
AND HOMELAND SECURITY INTERNATIONAL
"Jihad Incorporated is an incredibly informative look into the infiltration of terrorism into American society both before and after 9/11. The extent of the radical activity here in the United States that is uncovered by Emerson's book is truly eye opening.... A scary reminder of the prevalence of terrorism in American society."
Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Security Group (1992-2003)