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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
 

INTELWIRE shortlisted for Defence IQ blogging awards

Just a quick note of thanks to Defence IQ for picking INTELWIRE for its shortlist of nominees as best counterterrorism blog. The other nominees in this and related categories are among the cream of the crop in this field and Twitter friends such as Leah FarrallNatalie Sambhi and N.R. Jenzen-Jones, and the teams at RegistanInk Spots and Gunpowder and Lead, all excellent resources. Also listed was The Freedom Fighter Blog, which is a new one to me. With a field like this, it's not the usual formality to say it's an honor just to be nominated. It really is. Thanks!

Nobody can follow everybody, but there are some notable omissions on the list, led by JihadologyJihadica and Views from the Occident, and including Selected WisdomZenpunditWaq Al-Waq and the Long War Journal.

Check out J.M. Berger's new book, Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, on sale everywhere.

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BOOKS

"...smart, granular analysis..."

ISIS: The State of Terror
"Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger's new book, "ISIS," should be required reading for every politician and policymaker... Their smart, granular analysis is a bracing antidote to both facile dismissals and wild exaggerations... a nuanced and readable account of the ideological and organizational origins of the group." -- Washington Post

More on ISIS: The State of Terror

"...a timely warning..."

Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam:
"At a time when some politicians and pundits blur the line between Islam and terrorism, Berger, who knows this subject far better than the demagogues, sharply cautions against vilifying Muslim Americans. ... It is a timely warning from an expert who has not lost his perspective." -- New York Times

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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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