A Possible New Jihadist Strategist

The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Israel has just put out a “Periodical Review” of new jihadist literature.  In it, they mentioned having found the following:             

The Jihadi media institute “Mufakkirat al-Faluja: the Department of History and Strategic Recommendations” has published a book titled “In the Shadow of the Swords: From the Battle of Badr… to the Badr Invasion in Riyadh, Military Insight from the Depth of History” (193 pages), by Abdullah al-Hajj.     

Perhaps my wish for a new military thinker in the jihadist world has been answered?    

Has anyone seen this “book”?  Does anybody know anything about it?  I’ve never heard of the author, the work or the organization.  That, of course, doesn’t mean much, but I’d love to find a copy, even if I can’t read it. (ICT’s footnote takes me to a forum where I need a login.)   Better yet, I’d love to have a copy and a translation.  🙂  Hope springs eternal…           

[For those who may not know: Muslims recognize the Battle of Badr as the first battle fought by Muslims.  The “Badr Invasion in Riyadh” is, I believe, a reference to Badr ar-Riyadh, the May 2003 bombing in Riyadh which did more than anything else to set the Saudi Government on Al Qaida’s case.  There was a time when Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was largely in Saudi Arabia.  Badr ar-Riyadh was the beginning of the end of that.]            

















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  1. Hi, you can find it here too

    • Thanks Leah! By the way, I really enjoy your blog. It’s only thru sheer laziness that it’s not on my blogroll. 😦 I shall fix that tomorrow. And by the way, I really look forward to reading your dissertation! Be strong.

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