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Terrorist Hunter: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman Who Went Undercover to Infiltrate the Radical Islamic Groups Operating in America Hardcover – May 6, 2003
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Anonymoyus is an Iraqi woman whose father had been arrested and executed for being a spy. She escaped to Israel from Iraq and eventually moved to the United States. A mother of three whom gave up her prolific garment business in Israel, anonymous and her husband Leo started fresh in the United States. Driven by poverty and desperately needed a job, fate has brought her to an underground research institute that specialized in investigating, researching and scrutinizing Islamic charities and non-profit organizations in the US that function as the terrorist group fronts and have allegedly fund these groups in their Middle Eastern headquarters.
The sensitive and clandestine nature of the job requires the author to remain anonymous and infiltrate into numerous Islamic briefings, meetings, conferences, and rabid rallies. In doing so, she not only is able to identify such dangerous terrorist organizations, she also becomes an antiterrorism expert in tracing to the root, trimming to the bone, and nailing to the core those who headed such organizations and the means with which they bring mujahideens into the United States and the cunning routes through which money is transferred to fund the groups in the Middle East.Read more ›
Two important, key points of information contained in the book are: 1) The Terrorist Hunter warned the U.S. government, at the highest levels, of the domestic terrorist threat and documented her infiltration of domestic Muslim "charities" that were really terrorist funding mechanisms, but the U.S. government ignored her until after 9-11; and 2) The Terrorist Hunter, to this day, encounters difficulty getting the FBI to pounce on her information and the villanous organizations funding terrorism. However, U.S. Customs, now the Customs Investigations portion of BICE (the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement), is a great organization, moving swiftly and effectively in response to the Terrorist Hunter's information, to squelch the domestic funders of terrorism.
Although meant as a biography, The Terrorist Hunter is an important read for those of us familiar with the inside scoop on the indictment of Islamic Jihad frontman Sami Al-Arian and why it took so long for our government to charge him--pro-Saudi politics which prolonged Al-Arian's life of freedom in the U.S., and which cost the lives of Alisa Flatow and Islamic Jihad's other American (and Israeli) victims.Read more ›
That said, I find the book credible. The objections expressed by some reviewers appear to be based on unsupported assumptions concerning the prescience of Islamist radicals in America. My observations suggest that -- while it is dangerous to underrate their malevolence -- their perspicacity may not be of the highest order.
The book has three main points, as follows:
First, that the organizations that use the United States to facilitate the funding of and recruitment for Islamist terror are real and that they wish us harm in every possible way. That shouldn't be news to anybody, although documentation of their ferocity is always sobering to encounter.
Second, that despite a history of sometimes bloody conflict among Muslim sects, the terror organizations Hamas, Hizb'allah, the various Islamic Jihads, etc. have no problem acting in concert against the common enemy -- namely us. The amount of ink spilled foolishly asserting the contrary is pitiful.
Third, that American intelligence -- and in particular the FBI -- is so mired in its bureaucratic culture of turf-protection that it sometimes spends more time contemplating its own navel than taking advantage of readily available resources to know more about the enemy. Although the author's stories are new, the concept is scarcely unfamiliar to anyone who keeps up with this stuff.Read more ›
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Great Book. All politicians and Law Enforcement Officers should read this book. I learned a lot.Published 13 months ago by R. D. Kelly
I don't like the book title. It sounds like some Navy Seal is chasing someone in parts unknown.
This book tells you what is going on inside the United States. Read more
Whether all the details are true or not, everybody should read this book. Money for terrorists is being raised in this country under our noses,
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