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The Price of Fear: The Truth behind the Financial War on Terror
When the State Department claims to have struck a blow at the heart of the international terrorist finance network, even the most hardened of commentators takes the statement at face value. But as Ibrahim Warde argues in this myth-shattering book, the post-9/11 series of financial crackdowns initiated by the U.S. government has had virtually no impact on terrorism. This is ...more
Hardcover, 261 pages
Published August 6th 2007 by University of California Press
(first published 2007)
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A solid overview of the misguided financial war against terrorism that has proceeded in tandem with the physical one. Although it has created less (apparent) body-bags, it has in fact become the front line of the "War Against Islam" (as it has been perceived), in that there is even less judiciousness in targeting individuals and organizations for censure, closure and imprisonment. By mistakenly applying the anti-money laundering framework to terrorist financing - searching for huge stashes of mo ...more