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The Martyr's Oath: The Apprenticeship of a Homegrown Terrorist

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A true account of a young man's coming of age as an Al Qaeda terrorist, Mohammed Jabarah was an ideal pawn for Al Qaeda. Born in Kuwait and raised in Canada, Jabarah appealed to Al Qaeda for two reasons: he possessed a Canadian passport and he was smart. His life story, told by veteran reporter Stewart Bell, details his recruitment, political indoctrination via Islamic ide ...more
Hardcover, 254 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by John Wiley & Sons
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Alex Linschoten
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ah, kuwait
At first glance you'd think this book has something to say: supposedly interested in its subject, the author taking requisite time to meet with family, travelling around etc. Unfortunately, it doesn't deliver. The author's frequent asides about the nascent evils in everyone he meets are just the beginning. There's also some pretty cringe-worthy orientalising, cracking out of stereotypes and surface-level analysis. The facts outlined in this book could be summarised on an A4 piece of paper. The r ...more
Toni Osborne
Jun 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Journalist Stewart Bell examines the growing reality and allure for some to terrorism. His investigation entrenched in facts focuses on an Al Qaeda member: Mohammed Mansour Jabarah and the why and how he became a terrorist.

Mohammed was an ideal pawn for Al Qaeda. Born in Kuwait and raised in Canada, he appealed to Al Qaeda for two reasons: the possession of a Canadian passport and for his cunning intelligence.

Retracing his remarkable journey and looking at all sides; Mr Bell gathered information
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