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Friday, May 13, 2011
 

Jihad Joe Excerpt Now Available On Aslanmedia.com

Reza Aslan's Aslanmedia.com is graciously hosting an excerpt from my new book, Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam.

The excerpt is the tail-end of the book's second chapter on Anwar Awlaki, and the title of the excerpt is "Anwar Awlaki is NOT the next Osama bin Laden."

There's a lot more depth, color and background on Awlaki to be found in the book, which is available starting this weekend, but I thought this particular section was the right choice given the recent and wildly irresponsible media speculation about Awlaki possibly "taking over" for Osama bin Laden.

Enjoy the excerpt, and check out the book!

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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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