Nuclear Terrorism Threat Underscored in New Novel

Al-Qaeda's determination to inflict mass casualties on the United States through nuclear terrorism is dramatized in a new novel, "King of Bombs." Though a work of fiction, King of Bombs presents a chilling scenario that experts warn may only be a matter of time before occuring. Osama bin Laden is already on record as declaring his intention to acquire a nuclear bomb.

(PRWEB) July 13, 2005 -- Al-Qaeda obtains the design for the world’s most powerful nuclear bomb. With the clandestine assistance of Iran and North Korea, and from a Pakistani nuclear physicist who runs the world’s major black market in illicit nuclear weapons technology, Al-Qaeda succeeds in building the device, as powerful as ten thousand Hiroshima atomic bombs. Fiction, or a premonition of things to come? Sheldon Filger’s new novel, "King of Bombs," raises disturbing questions on the imminence of nuclear terrorism in the United States.

Al-Qaeda has already spoken of its intent to acquire and use nuclear weapons. Recently, a Saudi cleric close to Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, Sheikh Nasir bin Hamid al-Fahd, issued an Islamic religious ruling, known as a “fatwa,” in which he said, referring to Americans, that it was permissible, “If a bomb was dropped on them that would annihilate ten million and burn their lands.” In a recent broadcast of NBC's "Meet the Press" devoted entirely to the issue of nuclear terrorism, all the guests, including members of the 9/11 Commission, told host Tim Russert that they believe that an act of nuclear terrorism occuring in the United States was likely within their lifetimes, barring major success in anti-proliferation activity ( visit www.kingofbombs.com for additional quotes pertaining to Al-Qaeda and nuclear terrorism).

The author, Sheldon Filger, resided in New York City on September 11, 2001, and his experiences during the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center inspired him to write "King of Bombs." Numerous terrorist attacks by Al-Qaeda and its affiliates since September 11, 2001, including the recent bombings in London, provided further stimulus for the author to explore, through his novel, the possibilities of nuclear terrorism being initiated by the Islamist terror network. His novel, "King of Bombs," presents a terrifying scenario, involving the possibilities of a nexus between rogue states, black market nuclear materials and Al-Qaeda, leaving open the potential for a calamity of nightmarish proportions. Mr.Filger currently resides in Winnipeg, Canada, and can be contacted for interviews by phone at 204-786-5845 (cellular 204-799-3605)and by E-mail through his website, www.kingofbombs.com.

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