The journalist and bestselling author Loretta Napoleoni discusses her new book, Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking into a Multibillion-Dollar Business (Seven Stories Press, 2016), with Joseph Planta.
|Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking into a Multibillion-Dollar Business by Loretta Napoleoni (Sevent Stories Press, 2016).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Loretta Napoleoni is an acclaimed and bestselling author, who’s reporting on terrorism, security and economics has made her a sought after analyst and public speaker throughout the world. Her new book is Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking into a Multibillion-Dollar Business. It’s just been published and it looks at how terrorist groups and criminals have developed a sophisticated infrastructure to not only transport those they’ve kidnaped as well as delivering migrants to the West, all the while cultivating a multi-billion-dollar business. Ms. Napoleoni charts the course of these traffickers from just after September 11, 2001 and the Patriot Act that was put in law soon after thereby changing how traffickers made money and transported drugs. I’ll get Ms. Napoleloni to tell us about her book, about the dark side of globalisation, and perhaps how al Qaeda in the Maghreb and ISIS could be defeated. Among the previous books Loretta Napoleoni has written include The Islamist Phoenix, Rogue Economics, and Terror Networks. She is chair of the countering terrorism financing group for the Club de Madrid. Her website is at www.lorettanapoleoni.net. This new book is published by Seven Stories Press which is distributed in Canada by Penguin Random House. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Toronto last week, Loretta Napoleoni; Ms. Napoleoni, good morning.