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A new INTELWIRE e-book provides a candid glimpse at the origins of Al Qaeda in its own words. "Beatings and Bureaucracy: The Founding Memos of Al Qaeda" offers the full text of 30 different Al Qaeda founding documents, most of which have never been published before.

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INTELWIRE Sourcebooks are collections of primary source documents with a focus on terrorism and extremism -- including court records, trial transcripts, exhibits, intelligence documents, internal law enforcement documents, policy papers and State Department cables. These collections are designed to give everyone access to the same high-quality original, reference material used by journalists, authors, academics and counterterrorism experts.

Much of the material contained in these volumes is being published here for the first time. Some of the material has been declassified for the first time at the request of INTELWIRE. In addition to their unparalleled factual value, including never-before-disclosed details of major historical events, INTELWIRE Sourcebooks include historical and political analysis by diplomatic, law enforcement and intelligence officials from the ground level up. Some volumes are supplemented with additional analysis by INTELWIRE's J.M. Berger.

Because these are historical documents and primary sources, they are ideal for academic research and classroom use, particularly in the fields of Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Studies, as well as classes focusing on revolution, terrorism and extremism. Discounts are available for bulk purchases by academic instructors. J.M. Berger for pricing and ordering information, or you may simply order copies directly through the Web site. You can also inquire about licensing and custom products through the same e-mail link. Publisher and partner inquiries are also welcome.

Highlights of the INTELWIRE Sourcebook Series are featured below.


From a counterterrorism perspective, it's vital to understand how al Qaeda's sleeper cells operate on U.S. soil. Al Qaeda in America contains more than 400 pages of detailed accounts describing the tactics and activities of nearly a dozen al Qaeda and al Qaeda-linked agents operating on U.S. soil, most of whom are American citizens. Documents include Grand Jury testimony, sworn FBI affidavits, FBI interrogation records, indictments and trial memorandums, and exclusive original analysis of al Qaeda's post-9/11 sleeper capacity by editor J.M. Berger.

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From the near-mainstream Muslim Brotherhood to the dreaded Takfir Wal Hijra, this volume provides a stunning and expansive history of Egypt's varied Islamic fundamentalist and extremist movements. Broad historical context meets detailed individual profiles in a series of accounts. Included among these declassified State Department cables are a history of the Muslim Brotherhood, a "guide to the Gama'at," profiles of individual sheikhs and political leaders, and intelligence reports concerning the structure and organization of "blind shiekh" Omar Abdel Rahman's The Islamic Group (Gama'at Islamiyya).

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Ali Mohamed is a terrorist without peer. He trained al Qaeda's most lethal operatives and literally wrote the book on how to run a sleeper cell operation. And he practiced what he preached -- infiltrating the U.S. Army, compromising a CIA undercover operation and acting as an FBI informant for years -- even as he helped plan and execute the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 1998 East African Embassy bombings. All the while, he was creating an underground network of terrorist resources that would be used to accomplish the September 11 attacks. His story is required reading for counterterrorism officials. Mohamed's sobering tale shows just what al Qaeda's top operatives are capable of.

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The Assassination of Anwar Sadat is one of the seminal events in the modern War on Terror, along with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the Siege on Mecca (see below) in 1979. This Sourcebook offers a moment by moment account of the killing, U.S. and international reaction, the suspects and the political climate in the aftermath of the event.

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Controversy surrounds the figure of Mohammed Jamal Khalifa. A brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden, he was accused of being an al Qaeda financier, yet no one ever successfully convicted him of a crime. He was arrested in the United States in 1994 and deported in 1995 under mysterious circumstances. In 2007, he was assassinated -- just days after U.S. officials received intelligence from INTERPOL concerning his status as part of a project to exploit information from captured terror suspects. To his dying day, he denied all involvement in terrorism -- and some of the leading journalists covering al Qaeda believed him. This collection of documents includes exclusive original reporting by INTELWIRE's J.M. Berger, who broke the INTERPOL story and revealed for the first time that Khalifa was placed in maximum security lockdown in a California prison after the Oklahoma City bombing. Exclusive documents in this volume also reveal new information about his deportation and how U.S. officials maintained a hold on him after he left the country. Documents from this collection were used as part of "Killing Abu Baraa," an episode of al Jazeera's Top Secret with Yosri Fouda. Berger was a featured expert on the program. Click here for a video excerpt.

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Never before has such a detailed account been published regarding the 1979 seizure of Mecca by Islamic extremists. A series of gripping State Department communiques outline the dramatic event day by day, even by hour, including shocking, never-published information about additional rumored attacks, U.S. intelligence penetration of the Saudi government and Saudi efforts to mislead the world regarding the situation at the Grand Mosque. After-action reports include the names and nationalities of executed suspects, and evidence that the Egyptian sect Takfir Wal Hijra was involved in the attack. The book also offers new information about a possible link between the siege and the bin Laden family.

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Jihad Joe by J.M. BergerJihad Joe: Americans Who Go To War In The Name Of Islam, the new book by INTELWIRE's J.M. Berger, is now available in both Kindle and hardcover editions. Order today!

Jihad Joe is the first comprehensive history of the American jihadist movement, from 1979 through the present. Click here to read more about the critical acclaim Jihad Joe has earned so far, including from the New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, Redstate.com and more.



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