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American Jihad
The Terrorists Living Among Us

by Steven Emerson
Free Press, New York, 2002. 261 pp. $26
January 29, 2002

Reviews: Daniel Pipes, Middle East Quarterly  •  Sol Schindler, The Washington Times  •  The Chicago Tribune  •  Ethan Bronner, The New York Times  •  Michelle Rupe Eubanks, Times Daily  •  The Richmond Times-Dispatch

After September 11, 2001 the federal government detained several hundred people suspected of terrorist involvement, and continued to search for hundreds more. Some were overseas, some were on the run, but most were already at home -- in America.

Who are these people? Where did they come from? And how could there be so many terrorists or suspected terrorists living among us without action being taken? In American Jihad, Steven Emerson, the world's leading authority on domestic Islamic terrorist networks, tells the full story of the rise of those who wish to destroy the United States from within.

From the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, to foiled attacks on the New York City subway system, to a stunning range of murders across the country, there were numerous warning signs that the "American Jihad" had been gaining momentum. With an up-to-the-minute afterword that explains the stops and starts of the post-9/11 investigation, American Jihad reveals the full story that only Emerson knows -- and the reasons America failed to stop the most devastating attack in history on our own soil. This is a frightening and crucial book for anyone who needs to understand the threat within our borders.

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