Al Qaeda And The War On Terrorism Essay

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Al Qaeda
With the war on terrorism becoming more and more violent, US officials are looking for a way to stop the violence that Al Qaeda is inflicting on the United States of America. Al Qaeda isn’t a new problem to the United States. Al Qaeda is defined as “a radical Sunni Muslim organization dedicated to the elimination of a Western presence in Arab countries and militantly opposed to Western foreign policy: founded by Osama bin Laden in 1988” (Dictionary.com). “In approximately 1989, bin Laden and co-defendant Muhammad, Alef founded “Al Qaeda,” an international terrorist group. This group was dedicated to opposing non- Islamic government with force and violence. One of the principal goals of AL Qaeda was to dive the United States armed forces out of Saudi Arabia and Somalia by violence”(Al Qaeda). Bin Laden, the founder of Al Qaeda was a very cruel man that only cared about his power within the world. Al Qaeda means “the base” in Arabian. Al Qaeda’s base, or headquarters, was established in Khartoum, Sudan, in 1991. “Al Qaeda has become an organization with affiliates and supporters across the world, and has carried out some of the most violent and famous attacks in the last twenty-five years” (Rukmini Callimachi). Bin Landen was one of the biggest supporters of Al Qaeda through money and weapons. “Bin Laden and others provided currency and weapons to members of Al Qaeda and associated terrorist groups in various countries throughout the year” (Al Qaeda). Osama bin…

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