From his website: www.abdelbariatwan.com
Abdel Bari Atwan was born in Gaza, Palestine but has lived in London since 1979. He has been the editor of London-based al-Quds al-Arabi, an independent, pan-Arab daily newspaper since 1989. He is the author ofThe Secret History of al-Qa’ida, and A Country of Words,his memoir and is currently preparing a new book, Al-Qa’ida, the Next Generation. He is a regular contributor to a number of quality UK broadsheets and his, often controversial, opinions are frequently sought by print and broadcast journalists the world over.
He is well-known for his lively and passionate debating style and is a frequent guest on television shows in the west and the middle-east. Atwan also lectures worldwide and contributes to international conferences on a regular basis.