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5 July 2007

Telegraph (UK), Book review

The AK47 has become a global brand, the Adidas or Coca-Cola of small arms, with about seven million of them in Sudan alone. In Iraq there is one legally owned Kalashnikov per household; not counting those in the hands of Iraqi insurgents and al-Qa'eda terrorists. In video recordings Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri are never seen without one, straddled across their laps or propped against the cave wall. Among the black gangs of New Orleans who have watched too... (

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