There is an excellent article in Der Spiegel written by Yassin Musharbash in which he reviews a book by Fouad Hussein called, “al-Zarqawi – al-Qaida’s Second Generation.”
If there is anyone who might possibly have an inkling as to what al-Qaida are up to, it is the Jordanian journalist Fouad Hussein. He has not only spent time in prison with al-Zarqawi, but has also managed make contact with many of the network’s leaders. Based on correspondence with these sources, he has now brought out a book detailing the organization’s master plan.
The objective of Al Queda is a Caliphate in seven easy steps:
In the introduction, the Jordanian journalist writes, “I interviewed a whole range of al-Qaida members with different ideologies to get an idea of how the war between the terrorists and Washington would develop in the future.” What he then describes between pages 202 and 213 is a scenario, proof both of the terrorists’ blindness as well as their brutal single-mindedness. In seven phases the terror network hopes to establish an Islamic caliphate which the West will then be too weak to fight.
Even for an Arab journalist it is no easy matter getting in touch with al-Qaida’s inner circle. Nevertheless, Hussein, who is based in Amman, Jordan, has succeeded in turning his correspondence with the terrorists into a remarkable book: “al-Zarqawi – al-Qaida’s Second Generation.”
The article doesn’t state if the book is published in English, but if you want a good summary of the book and Al Queda’s plan for an Islamic Caliphate in the next 20 years, read the article