Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-248) and index.
Introduction : "Take up arms and arms alone!" -- 1. How I made " Jihad in America" and live to tell about it -- 2. Anatomy of infiltration -- 3 .World Trade Center I -- 4. The source: a journey to Jihad headquarters -- 5. Hamas: the original infiltrator -- 6. Jihad in the academy -- 7. Osama bin Laden, Sheikh Abdullah Azzam, and the birth of al Qaeda -- 8. Fighting back: a story of unsung heroes -- Appendices. A. Current and recent militant Islamic groups in the United States -- B. Current and recent terrorist front cells and groups with direct association with terrorists -- C. Terrorists' support networks -- D. Brief history of Islamic fundamentalism -- Notes -- Index.
The United States government is actively monitoring terrorist cells affiliated with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network in eleven cities, from Florida to Boston to Denver to Houston. But al Qaeda is hardly our only threat. Hamas, formed in 1987, was run by top Palestinian officials in America from its earliest days, and has tentacles in Texas, California, New Jersey, Virginia, and Illinois. The University of South Florida was infiltrated by the infamous organization known as Palestinian Islamic Jihad -- one of its faculty members even left the country to take that group's top leadership role after his predecessor was assassinated. Hizballah has been tied to cells in North Carolina and Michigan, from which it drew funds and attempted to procure military equipment. In short, September 11, 2001, was hardly an isolated or unpredictable event. The United States has become home to hundreds and probably thousands of terrorists, and it has become a central node in their international networks. The author has been working full-time since 1993 to track the spread of terrorist networks to our shores. In 1995, not long after the release of his PBS documentary "Jihad in America," he was informed by federal officials that a South African Islamist death squad had been dispatched after him, and told that he should leave his home immediately. Since then he has not maintained a home address, though he has continued to write and testify under his own name. With the help of a staff of researchers he has followed the terrorists' monetary sources, monitored their attacks and plans, exposed their ties to charitable foundations, and assisted a variety of government agencies in the battle against them. He has obtained videotaped evidence of terrorist training camps and conferences, and tracked the international connections of American operatives to over a dozen organizations. This book reveals the full story that only he knows.