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

By Stewart Bell

"In The Martyr's Oath, Stewart Bell, Canada's most valuable journalist masking terrorism, tells how Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, a teenaged Canadian, used to be chosen by way of the Al Qaeda management to coordinate a robust assault in Southeast Asia that will have resulted in extra destruction than Sept. 11. there is not any larger option to know the way Western formative years are being interested in terrorism than to learn this tale of the increase of a brand new new release of terrorist."
— Rohan Gunaratna, writer of Inside Al Qaeda: international community of Terror (Columbia collage Press)

"The Martyr's Oath offers a special vignette into the recruitment, education and operational deployment of younger Canadian Muslims by way of Al Qaeda terrorists. it a biographical account in their own and relations reports, culminating in seize, interrogation, and demise, with a few terribly precise bills of counter-terrorism operations around the heart East, Southeast Asia and North the USA. this can be a must-read for an individual and everybody drawn to the demanding situations of foreign terrorism in our times."
— Dr. Martin Rudner, Director, Canadian Centre of Intelligence and safeguard reviews, The Norman Paterson university of foreign Affairs, Ottawa, ON

Acclaim for Stewart Bell's first ebook, Cold Terror: How Canada Nurtures and Exports Terrorism round the World

"an arresting examine the truth of terrorism"
—The Gazette (Montreal)

Every liable citizen of Canada, the united states, the united kingdom and different Western international locations should still learn this book."
— Christopher Ondaatje, Times larger schooling Supplement

"Cold Terror will surprise the sense of right and wrong of the nation... This booklet is not only an exposé it really is an pressing name to action."
—David Frum, writer of The correct guy: The shock Presidency of George W. Bush

"The most crucial Canadian publication of 2004."
Western Standard

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Don Van Natta Jr. and Lowell Bergman, “Insurgency: Militant Imams below Scrutiny throughout Europe,” the recent York instances, January 25, 2005. Sean O’Neill and Yaakov Lappin, “I don’t wish you to affix me, i would like you to hitch bin Laden,” the days, London, January 17, 2005. Sebastian Rotella, “Islamic militants in Europe combination political sophistication and crude violence to steer occasions, because the bombings in Madrid show,” l. a. occasions, March 6, 2005. bankruptcy 1 H. T. Norris, The Adventures of Antar, Aris and Philips Ltd.

It has turn into a call for participation . . . that calls upon all Muslims to upward push for the aid of Allah. ” Al Qaeda isn't the merely terrorist community engaged on the minds of youths. Palestinian terror factions reminiscent of Hamas, and Hezbollah in Lebanon, are infamous for concentrating on youths by means of, for instance, adorning simple faculties with the posters of “martyrs. ” In Tehran, 440 younger women and males volunteered on a unmarried day in April 2005 to hold out suicide bomb assaults opposed to Israelis and American troops.

In all of those journalistic fragments, even if, Mohammed used to be by no means greater than a disembodied identify. i wished to understand who he was once and why he did what he did. This used to be no longer a simple activity. it really is difficult to put in writing a publication approximately a person you've by no means met, in particular a terrorist approximately whom little info has ever been formally published. This used to be the toughest tale i've got investigated in additional than 15 years as a journalist. I wrote letters to Mohammed in legal, asking him to inform me his tale, yet I by no means acquired a answer.

James B. Comey The U. S. legal professional for the southern district of recent York. He prepared to convey Mohammed to the U. S. and later introduced terrorism fees opposed to him. A veteran of a number of terrorism prosecutions, he used to be later appointed Deputy legal professional normal of the U.S.. Prologue He referred to as himself Sammy. He arrived on a trainer bus over the bridge spanning the Straits of Johor, the uneven emerald slough that separates Malaysia from Singapore. it's a lengthy, low bridge that, within the house of some kilometers, hyperlinks the 3rd international with the 1st, transporting tourists from the chaos of the tough Malaysian border area of Johor to the order and lovely wealth of Singapore’s high-tech miracle.

There have been stable colleges and a brand new mosque. In August 1994, they moved right into a rented condo on Gordon position, whereas Mansour met the necessities of his enterprise immigrant visa via starting a carrier station referred to as Fairview fuel. Mohammed was once 12 years previous. The Jabarah boys had their decide of colleges, together with the within sight Canadian Martyrs tuition, a part of the Catholic board of schooling. That September they all started sessions at Holy move Secondary university. till then, that they had basically attended Islamic faculties yet Mansour notion they might be more well-off at a spiritual tuition, whether it was once Catholic, and Holy pass had the most important English as a moment Language (ESL) software within the district.

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