By Steven Emerson
The us executive is actively tracking terrorist cells affiliated with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda community in 11 towns, from Florida to Boston to Denver to Houston. yet al Qaeda is not often our merely chance. Hamas, shaped in 1987, was once run by means of best Palestinian officers in the USA from its earliest days, and has tentacles in Texas, California, New Jersey, Virginia, and Illinois. The collage of South Florida used to be infiltrated by way of the notorious association often called Palestinian Islamic Jihad -- one in every of its school contributors even left the rustic to take that group's most sensible management position after his predecessor was once assassinated. Hizballah has been tied to cells in North Carolina and Michigan, from which it drew cash and tried to obtain army gear.
briefly, September eleven, 2001, used to be hardly ever an remoted or unpredictable occasion. the U.S. has turn into domestic to thousands and doubtless hundreds of thousands of terrorists, and it has develop into a critical node of their foreign networks. Steven Emerson, hailed as "the nation's prime professional on Islamist terrorism," has been operating full-time due to the fact 1993 to trace the unfold of terrorist networks to our shorelines, even at nice own probability. In 1995, no longer lengthy after the discharge of his PBS documentary "Jihad in America," he used to be knowledgeable by means of federal officers South African Islamist demise squad have been dispatched after him, and informed that he should still depart his domestic instantly. when you consider that then he has no longer maintained a house tackle, even though he has persevered to jot down and testify lower than his personal identify. With assistance from a employees of researchers he has the terrorists' financial assets, monitored their assaults and plans, uncovered their ties tocharitable foundations, and assisted quite a few govt enterprises within the conflict opposed to them. He has got videotaped proof of terrorist education camps and meetings, and tracked the foreign connections of yankee operatives to over a dozen organisations.
In "American Jihad" Emerson unearths the entire tale that in basic terms he is aware. it is a scary and the most important publication for someone who must comprehend the danger inside our borders.
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In particular, he wishes to thank Michael S. Swetnam, CEO of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and Professor Edgar H. Brenner, codirector of the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies, for their continued support of this project during the past decade. Tyler B. Richardson, a graduate of Georgetown University, has made invaluable contributions during his work as a research assistant at the InterUniversity Center for Terrorism Studies from 2002 to 2005. Without his dedication and true professionalism, this book could not have been completed.
Indeed, the attack ushered in a new stage of maritime terrorism attacks where questions of ideology and nationalism have been marginalized and the signiﬁcance of the sensational act itself has become the main intent of the terrorists. In May 2001, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) published its investigation into the USS Cole attack. S. Navy’s security procedures and looked into whether there was any critical error or failure that led to the success of the attack. The investigation concluded that there was not any particular lapse of judgment or organizational failure that was responsible for the attack.
At this hearing, Wrightson outlines the progression of the Maritime Transportation Security Act. Even though most of the progress is positive, Wrightson analyzes areas of needed attention and improvement in implementation and planning, cooperation of the private and public sectors, and funding. Many items coincide in other reports such as the “Maritime Security: Overview of Issues” presented by John Frittelli to the Congressional Research Service Report for Congress, and Stephen L. Caldwell’s progress report of the SAFE Port Act.