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Tuesday, November 7, 2006
 

The Siege At Mecca: An Intelwire Sourcebook

By J.M. Berger
INTELWIRE.com


The INTELWIRE Sourcebook series launches with The Siege At Mecca, more than 200 pages of declassified State Department documents concerning the 1979 attack on the Grand Mosque by Saudi militants. Collected in a spiral bound volume for the first time anywhere, these documents contain new and never-reported intelligence on the siege, as well as possible links to Osama bin Laden and a religious sect that would later become a significant player in al Qaeda.

This collection has been selected and compiled by INTELWIRE's J.M. Berger, a reporter and researcher who has covered terrorism for National Public Radio and the National Geographic Channel. This collection is a vital resource for journalists, producers, academics and informed citizens who want to access primary source material on this extremely important event, the significance of which is often underappreciated by Western media outlets.

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INTELWIRE is a web site edited by J.M. Berger. a researcher, analyst and consultant covering extremism, with a special focus on extremist activities in the U.S. and extremist use of social media. He is a non-resident fellow with the Brookings Institution, Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, and author of the critically acclaimed Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, the only definitive history of the U.S. jihadist movement, and co-author of ISIS: The State of Terror with Jessica Stern.

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