By Stewart Bell
"In The Martyr's Oath, Stewart Bell, Canada's most valuable journalist masking terrorism, tells how Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, a teenaged Canadian, was once chosen by way of the Al Qaeda management to coordinate a robust assault in Southeast Asia that might have ended in extra destruction than September 11. there isn't any larger method to know the way Western adolescence are being attracted to terrorism than to learn this tale of the increase of a brand new new release of terrorist."
— Rohan Gunaratna, writer of Inside Al Qaeda: worldwide community of Terror (Columbia college Press)
"The Martyr's Oath offers a distinct vignette into the recruitment, education and operational deployment of younger Canadian Muslims by means of Al Qaeda terrorists. it a biographical account in their own and relatives reports, culminating in trap, interrogation, and demise, with a few terribly exact bills of counter-terrorism operations around the heart East, Southeast Asia and North the US. this can be a must-read for somebody and everybody drawn to the demanding situations of overseas terrorism in our times."
— Dr. Martin Rudner, Director, Canadian Centre of Intelligence and safety experiences, The Norman Paterson institution of overseas Affairs, Ottawa, ON
Acclaim for Stewart Bell's first ebook, Cold Terror: How Canada Nurtures and Exports Terrorism round the World
"an arresting examine the truth of terrorism"
—The Gazette (Montreal)
Every liable citizen of Canada, the united states, the united kingdom and different Western nations should still learn this book."
— Christopher Ondaatje, Times better schooling Supplement
"Cold Terror will surprise the sense of right and wrong of the nation... This ebook is not only an exposé it's an pressing name to action."
—David Frum, writer of The correct guy: The shock Presidency of George W. Bush
"The most vital Canadian booklet of 2004."
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And now it used to be in every single place. He had no longer accomplished his aim of martyrdom, yet he had served the reason for Al Qaeda like few others had. And no less than he was once coming domestic well-liked. Mohammed flew govt type, in seat 4D. bankruptcy thirteen The resource Getting Mohammed to speak used to be no difficulty in any respect. He desired to speak. no longer in an boastful, bragging manner. He simply desired to inform an individual in regards to the impressive issues he had skilled. And CSIS desired to hear. It used to be one of many bizarre issues approximately Al Qaeda terrorists. They have been so dedicated to the jihad that they have been able to die in a “martyrdom operation. ” yet once you took them out of that surroundings, they can shed their fanaticism like they have been starting off a uniform. It wasn’t constantly like that, yet in lots of instances, it was once that easy—if you performed them correct. you'll deliver a terrorist domestic, express him his kinfolk and he could revert to his previous self. It used to be the same as there have been 3 Mohammed Jabarahs. there has been the Kuwaiti Mohammed, the willing younger disciple of God. there has been the Afghan Mohammed, the steely-eyed missile guy. And there has been the Canadian Mohammed, the well mannered pupil and strong son. Now that he was once again on Canadian soil, he went again to being the child within the toque. The agent assigned to get Mohammed to speak used to be a veteran intelligence officer named Mike Pavlovic. confident, with darkish hair combed instantly again, “Pav” used to be in his 40s and spoke Serbian. He had served within the Royal Canadian fixed Police sooner than becoming a member of CSIS a few yr after it was once created in 1984. He used to be what they referred to as a “direct entry”—he left the police strength someday and joined the intelligence provider the subsequent. Pavlovic is “a genuine powerfuble road man, no doubt approximately it,” a former senior intelligence legitimate says. He was once an outstanding interviewer and a superb resource recruiter, no matter if he occasionally had hassle taking path from administration. He used to be tenacious adequate to do what he needed to do. within the mid-1990s, he knew the Serbo-Croation group higher than someone. yet his bosses started to worry they have been over-exposing him they usually pulled him again to headquarters in Ottawa. In July 2001, he used to be despatched to the Toronto workplace on the foot of the CN Tower to affix the Sunni Islamic extremism table. months after beginning his new place, Al Qaeda struck in manhattan and Pavlovic came across himself making the rounds of these suspected by way of CSIS and its companions of hyperlinks to violent Muslim factions. Chasing terrorists was once not anything new to Canada’s intelligence neighborhood. CSIS brokers had lengthy event at it. From the instant it used to be shaped as a civilian organisation assigned to take over from the RCMP protection carrier, CSIS were all in favour of counter-terrorism. the 1st ambitions have been Sikh terrorists who, under a 12 months after the start of CSIS, positioned bombs aboard Air India planes at Vancouver airport, killing 331 humans. CSIS attempted to benefit from its errors; it had to simply because terrorist teams stored coming to Canada one after one other. by means of the past due Nineteen Nineties, each one of the main harmful terrorist corporations within the world—from the Sikh Babbar Khalsa and Tamil Tigers to Hezbollah and Al Qaeda—had organize store in Canadian towns to elevate funds, purchase guns, unfold propaganda, foyer politicians, recruit and, sometimes, plan and execute terrorist operations.