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The legitimising of terror fears: Research or Psy Ops?

Volume 9, Issue 1

September, 2003

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Cronau, P. (2003). The legitimising of terror fears: Research of PSY Ops? Pacific Journalism Review, 9(1): 201-207. Review of Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror, by Rohan Gunaratna. Melbourne: Scribe Publications, 2002.
Author(s): Peter Cronau
Reviewed book by Rohan Gunaratna
Publication date: 
September, 2003

Gunaratna's book is on the surface a very impressive collection of much of the data about Al Qaeda. It contains a description of the origins and goals of Al Qaeda, a profile of its main members, a country-by-country description of the 'global network' said to have been developed by Al Qaeda, and a review of the prospects of the international responses to it.