Shelfari edited the description of The Third Cell Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
Combining fact and fiction, The Third Cell is a startling narrative of one man s chilling transformation from orphan to international terrorist. The Third Cell reflects the turmoil of today s world, commencing with Al Nakba, the forced exodus of 700,000 Palestinians from Palestine to TransJordan in 1948. Four-year-old Nasih Rahman, a young Palestinian, witnesses the tragic death of his parents by the Israeli Defense Forces during Black September. The image of the carnage haunts him for the rest of his life. His Uncle Ahman, an Islamic radical, uses Nasih to seek revenge upon Israel and the United States for the years of persecution of his fellow Palestinians. Ahman sets in place a plot to have Nasih and two cohorts steal the identities of three Jewish orphans in England. The terrorists, now posing as Jewish students, are granted graduate studies in the United States, and eventually become citizens. They infiltrate the security infrastructure for communities and industry, launching a terrorist attack that is both terrifying and wholly believable.