Jihad Joe

Earlier this morning, I had the opportunity to talk with J.M. Berger the author of the recently released book Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam. We discussed a variety of topics:

  • The evolution of Americans involved in jihadism since the Soviet-Afghan war
  • The biggest names in the American jihādī movement that one should know, but are unknown to the vast majority of individuals
  • How Anwar al ‘Awlaqī has changed since the 1990s
  • What role Web 2.0 has had in changing the nature of how Americans interact with the jihādī movement
  • Whether there is a uniqueness to the Americans in AQ
  • How American jihādīs have reacted to the death of UBL
  • Trajectory of American jihadism in the next 5-10 years

Berger has been a journalist for more than 20 years. He also has written and produced multimedia content for National Public Radio, Public Radio International, the National Geographic Channel, and more. He has written for the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Examiner, and other major newspapers. Berger runs the terrorism news and analysis Web site,

Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam

Click the following link to listen to the interview: Jihadology presents its first podcast with J.M. Berger, the author of “Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam”