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1. Introduction 7 Sources on al-Suri's life 21 Who is Abu Mus'ab al-Suri? 22 2. The Syrian Jihad 25 Turmoil and Uprising 25 Joining the Rebels 26 A Jihadi in Exile 27 The Hama debacle 31 In exile in Saudi Arabia 32 3. Exile in Europe 34 Between Exile in France and the Syrian jihad 34 In Andalus 35 Al-Suri's First Publication: 'The Islamic Jihadi Revolution in Syria' 38 The Bombing of El Descanso restaurant in Madrid? 41 4. Afghanistan: Land of Holy War 44 The Road to Afghanistan 44 From a Syrian to a Global Jihad 46 With Abdallah Azzam and Osama bin Laden 47 Training and Combat 50 From Military Instructor to Jihadi Intellectual 52 The Rise of the Egyptian Jihadi Trend in Peshawar 54 Introducing 'A Global Islamic Resistance' Concept 62 Leaving Peshawar 64 5. Behind Enemy Lines 66 Algeria: His Next Jihad 67 The GIA and al-Qaida in Sudan 75 A New Syrian Jihad Group? 78 The Rise of an Al-Qaida Cell in Spain 81 6. A Media Jihadi in Londonistan 1994-97 87 In the Service of the Algerian GIA 89 Bin Laden's Media Agent 93 Al-Suri's Film on Channel4 95 Facilitating CNN's bin Laden Interview 96 With Al-Quds al-Arabi in Tora Bora 99 Meeting the Financial Times 100 Suing the Arab World's Largest Newspaper 101 7. Companions, Rivals, Acquaintances 106 Abu Qutadah al-Filastini: A Love-Hate Relationship 106 Muhammad Bahayah: Life-long Friend and Companion 111 Taysir Allouni: A Point of Contact in al-Jazeera 113 Amir Azizi: A Moroccan Aide and Training Associate? 116 Adil Abd al-Bari: a Fellow Jihadi journalist 120 Saad al-Faqih and Khalid al-Fawwaz: Acquaintances inside the Saudi Camp 122 Noman Benotman and the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group 127 8. In the Service of the Taleban 131 Leaving Londonistan 131 Taleban: the True Islamic Emirate 134 The Afghan Training Camps 140 The Ghuraba Training Camp 142 Teaching Jihadi Terrorism 147 Moroccan jihadis, Abu Layth al-Libi and Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi 150 Writer and Journalist 154 Al-Suri and the al-Qaida Leadership 157 A Secessionist Leader? 165 Weapons of Mass Destruction 168 The September 11th Attacks 176 9. A 5 Million Dollar al-Qaida Fugitive 179 New Books, a Reward, and Global Fame 179 His Activities and Whereabouts 182 Al-Suri, Al-Zarqawi, and the Iraqi front 185 Masterminding Terror? 187 A Message to the Europeans, July 2005 191 Al-Suri's Testament 192 The Capture of Al-Suri 192 10. 'The Global Islamic Resistance Call' (Key excerpts) 195 11. Bibliography and Sources 196 Jihadi Online Sources in Arabic 196 Abu Mus'ab Publications - Compilations 196 Abu Mus'ab's lectures, speeches and interviews 196 Abu Mus 'ab al-Suri's books and booklets 197 Selected Communiques and Articles 198 Miscellaneous 199 Abu Mus'ab al-Suri's Official and Unofficial Websites 199 Selected list of relevant Jihadi websites, 2005-2006 200 English translations of excerpts of al-Suri's writings 200 Court and police documents 201 al-Qaida Documents Reportedly Uncovered in Afghanistan 201 Selected reports by the Comisi¿n parlamentaria de Investigaci¿n del 11-M 202 Interviews 202 Islamists 202 Journalists and researchers 203 Investigators and counterterrorism analysts 203 Books and articles 203
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Abd al-áoHakêaim, Umar.
Terrorists -- Syria -- Biography.
Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.