The World's Most Dangerous Place

The World's Most Dangerous Place

Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia

Book - 2013
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Although the war in Afghanistan is now in its endgame, the West's struggle to eliminate the threat from Al Qaeda is far from over. A decade after 9/11, the war on terror has entered a new phase and, it would seem, a new territory. In early 2010, Al Qaeda operatives were reportedly "streaming" out of central Asia toward Somalia and the surrounding region.

Somalia, now home to some of the world's most dangerous terrorists, was already the world's most failed state. Two decades of anarchy have spawned not just Islamic extremism but piracy, famine, and a seemingly endless clan-based civil war that has killed an estimated 500,000, turned millions into refugees, and caused hundreds of thousands more to flee and settle in Europe and North America.

What is now happening in Somalia directly threatens the security of the world, possibly more than any other region on earth. James Fergusson's book is the first accessible account of how Somalia became the world's most dangerous place and what we can--and should--do about it.
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780306821172
Branch Call Number: 967.7305 FER 2013
Characteristics: 405 pages : illustrations, maps


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Aug 06, 2013

... it is illegal for a US citizen to provide material support to a terror organization.

Aug 06, 2013

Every man who has nothing, will try something to get money.

Aug 06, 2013

The connection between pornography and Islamic terrorism had been made before.


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Oct 07, 2013

Fergusson has done an exceptional job with this book on the state of Somalia and its people. Very highly recommended

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