Neil Doyle

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Neil Doyle is a journalist and Terrorologist and describes himself as 'a leading expert on international terrorism.'[1]

Doyle has written two books about the alleged targeting of the west by 'al qaeda'. In the first one Terror Tracker: An odyssey into pure fear, (Mainstream, 2004), he discusses the case of Mrs Galt a pseudonym - because 'her real name cannot be disclosed'[2] - who was, he says, named as 'a bit of a joke' because it would 'sound like she was related to the scourge of online jihadists, Jonathan R. Galt'.[3]

His second book, Terror Base UK: Inside a Secret War, was published by Random House in 2006. The blurb claims that it is a:

chronicle of the epic struggle between al-Qaeda and the West. By tracking websites used by al-Qaeda and other terrorist organisations to plan, coordinate and celebrate their attacks, as well as to recruit and train their members, he is now able to reveal:
  • how the London suicide bombings on 7 July 2005 could have been prevented;
  • how a secret jihad army has established itself in Britain, making the country al-Qaeda's European HQ;
  • details of several previously undisclosed bomb plots, including one involving chemical weapons;
  • the first documented terrorist cyber-attack;
  • the fatwa issued by an al-Qaeda spiritual leader that pre-approves the deaths of millions of people in the West.[4]

Career

Doyle got his break into stories on 'terrorism' when he covered the attack on the World Trade Center in 1993. He notes that at the time he was 'an ambitious reporter for a construction magazine' in the UK.[5] The magazine was Contract Journal published by Reed Business Information Ltd. Doyle worked there until 1998.

Terror tracker

On his website Doyle claims the following links:

As an expert in terrorism and how terrorist groups exploit the Internet, he's been a consultant to many media organisations, including NBC, the BBC's Panorama programme, and Channel Four's Dispatches. Neil is a regular contributor to several media organisations and has been interviewed by Sky News, ITV News, BBC Newsnight, BBC News 24, BBC Breakfast, BBC Asian Network, London Tonight, CNN, NBC Nightly News, CBS News, Fox News, PBS, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, BBC World Service, France One, and Germany's DW-TV.
He's been covering the activities of extremists and terrorist groups for over 17 years and has been widely quoted in the media at home and abroad. Neil also gives talks about his work. He has appeared at Edinburgh International Book Festival and has spoken at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in Whitehall.
He has briefed the staff of the US Senate judiciary committee. His work on the prospect of nuclear terrorism was cited by the Rand Corporation in a report to the US president and Congress. Neil has also been cited in reports by the CATO Institute, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.[6]

Affiliations

Notes

  1. http://www.neildoyle.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=73&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0
  2. p. 185
  3. p. 185
  4. http://www.rbooks.co.uk/product.aspx?id=1840189940
  5. N. Doyle, Terror Tracker, Mainstream, p. 17
  6. Profile, accessed 5 August 2008
  7. http://www.neildoyle.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=73&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0
  8. http://www.cityspeakersinternational.co.uk/speakers/speaker_neil_doyle.php
  9. http://www.gordonpoole.com/?ArtistID=307