Life As A Terrorist, In My Own Words

Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's right-hand man and principal financier, has apparently written a memoir, an account of his life's "work and holy struggle." According to French terrorism expert Roland Jacquard, who has seen the approximately 600-page manuscript recently smuggled out of Afghanistan, the book details al-Zawahiri's reasons for devoting his life to the militant struggle, the significance of jihad and the justification and logic behind the killing of civilians. In short, says Jacquard, the manuscript is an al-Qaeda handbook. "What's really significant about this is the timing," Jacquard notes. "Bombs are falling on Afghanistan, U.S. special troops are apparently...

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