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The audacious ascetic : what the Bin Laden tapes reveal about Al-qa'ida, Flagg Miller

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The audacious ascetic : what the Bin Laden tapes reveal about Al-qa'ida
Title
The audacious ascetic
Title remainder
what the Bin Laden tapes reveal about Al-qa'ida
Statement of responsibility
Flagg Miller
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In late 2002, over 1500 audiotapes were discovered in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in a house once occupied by Osama bin Laden. The Audacious Ascetic is the first book to explore this extraordinary archive. It details how Islamic cultural, legal, theological and linguistic vocabularies shaped militants' understandings of al-Qa'ida, and, more controversially, challenges the notion that the group's original adversary was America and the 'far enemy'. Miller argues that Western security agencies' 'management' of Bin Laden's growing reputation went awry. When magnified through global media coverage, narratives of al-Qa'ida's coherence were exploited by Osama and his militant supporters for their own ends. Focusing on over a dozen previously unpublished speeches by Bin Laden as well as on discussions by top al-Qa'ida leaders and Arab- Afghans, Miller chronicles the Saudi radical's evolving relationship with a host of Muslim insurgencies that found his stripe of asceticism (zuhd) tactically useful, especially when circulated via audiotape. These recordings also reveal militants' disenchantment when Bin Laden, marginalized through the '90s, began pandering to Western television networks in his attempt to direct heterodox Islamist armed struggles against America. Such audio evidence exposes al-Qa'ida's lack of coordination before 9-11 and invites scrutiny of dominant narratives of Western law enforcement, intelligence and terrorism analysts." -- Publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Miller, Flagg
Dewey number
297.225
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Asceticism
  • Audiotapes
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorists
  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Asceticism
  • Audiotapes
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorists
Label
The audacious ascetic : what the Bin Laden tapes reveal about Al-qa'ida, Flagg Miller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900795783
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 459 pages
Isbn
9780190264369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)900795783
Label
The audacious ascetic : what the Bin Laden tapes reveal about Al-qa'ida, Flagg Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900795783
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 459 pages
Isbn
9780190264369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)900795783

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