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3.Tie the book to one or more of the topics we discuss in

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3.Tie the book to one or more of the topics we discuss in

class (US History class). Does the story confirm or contradict what scholars have found regarding the relationship between poverty and terrorism, human rights abuses and terrorism, terrorist group organization and behavior, etc? Explain

4. Describe the relationship between Ayman al-Zawahiri. and Osama Bin Laden. Use examples from the book.What does Zawahiri offer to Bin Laden that Osama really needs.

5. Who is the Martyr? Explain why

6. Who is John O’Neill? Why is he relevant to the narrative of the book?

7. What does the title of the book refer to? Be specific.

8. Explain how Wright believes that Sayyid Qutb is an important figure in the history of AlQueda.

9. Discuss one thing that you learned about the Afghanistan and Al Queda link.

10. Discuss how Wright views Jihadism

11.Discuss the major ideological conflicts within Islam, per the book

12.Who is Ali Sufan and why are his ideas important for Wrights book

13.Of all of the characters in this book, who do you like AND dislike the most? Explain

14.Have your views of 9/11 changed after reading this book? Explain

15.What makes Lawrence Wright an expert in discussing this topic (You can use outside sources. Please cite)

16. If you had the opportunity to ask Osama Bin Laden one question, what would that question be? Explain why you chose that question.1.Since the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C. and in rural
Pennsylvania, terrorism has become not only a premier security concern for the United States but
has…

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