Al-Zawahiris Knights under the banner of The Prophet

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  1. I have no idea whether this is the appropriate forum, but...

    I'm trying to get hold of a copy of 'Knights under the banner of The Prophet'. Lots of the stuff I have, refers to it and then references www.fas.org, who have clearly had second thoughts and taken their translation off-line. It was serialized in Al-Sharq al Awsat (London) 2-10 December 2001 in Arabic. There is an FBIS doc code FBIS-NES-2001-1202, but again this googles to a translation of Al-Sharq al Awsat's leader rather than the text of the book.

    Amazon have a selection of titles which refer but I suspect that they have their own reasons for not cataloguing it as hard copy...

    Does anyone have any idea how I can track the whole thing down in translation, please? [Invading Afghanistan is not an option as someone has beaten me to it... 8O ]

    Thanks in advance,

    Fas.
     
  2. Guess not then...
     
  3. You could try this:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0674015754/?tag=armrumser-21

    According to the Guardian review....

    "Not least of the virtues of Kepel's book is that it provides in translation a huge amount of al-Qaida source material, such as Ayman al-Zawahiri's lengthy text Knights under the Prophet's Banner, which lays out in full al-Qaida's political programme. According to al-Zawahiri, he and Bin Laden agreed that the failure to mobilise the Muslim masses could only be reversed by an attack of the scale of 9/11, so convincing Muslims of the "irresistible power" of their movement."