"In The Martyr's Oath, Stewart Bell, Canada's most respected journalist covering terrorism, tells how Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, a teenaged Canadian, was selected by the Al Qaeda leadership to coordinate a powerful attack in Southeast Asia that would have led to more destruction than 9/11. There is no better way to understand how Western youth are being drawn to terrorism than to read this story of the rise of a new generation of terrorist."
- Rohan Gunaratna, Author of Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror (Columbia University Press)
"The Martyr's Oath provides a unique vignette into the recruitment, training and operational deployment of young Canadian Muslims by Al Qaeda terrorists. it couples a biographical account of their personal and family experiences, culminating in capture, interrogation, and death, with some extraordinarily detailed accounts of counter-terrorism operations across the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North America. This will be a must-read for anyone and everyone interested in the challenges of international terrorism in our times."
- Dr. Martin Rudner, Director, Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Ottawa, ON
Acclaim for Stewart Bell's first book, Cold Terror: How Canada Nurtures and Exports Terrorism Around the World
"an arresting look at the reality of terrorism"
-The Gazette (Montreal)
Every responsible citizen of Canada, the US, the UK and other Western Countries should read this book."
- Christopher Ondaatje, Times Higher Education Supplement
"Cold Terror will shock the conscience of the nation... This book is not just an exposé it is an urgent call to action."
-David Frum, Author of The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush
"The most important Canadian book of 2004."