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The Case of Ramzi Youssef


Despite being replete with all sorts of colorful and dastardly characters, the annals of terrorism contain few more brazen and ambitious rogues than Ramzi Ahmad Yousef (also sometimes spelled Yusuf). During his relatively brief career as an international terrorist, crisscrossing the globe from 1993 to 1995, Yousef succeeded in attacking one of the world’s most prominent structures, plotting the assassination of several heads of state, winning over dozens of Muslim radicals, and planning what would have been one of the deadliest and most complex terrorist attacks of all time, all the while being pursued by several nations’ law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

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Full Citation:

Ackerman, Gary, and Sundara Vadlamudi. 2006. "The Case of Ramzi Youssef." In Countering Terrorism and Insurgency in the 21st Century: International Perspectives (Volume III: Lessons Learned), ed. James J. F. Forest. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 128-144. https://products.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=C4871C

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