Al Qaeda, The Most Known And Most Dangerous Terrorist Group Essay

924 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
Al-Qaeda (The Base) Al Qaeda, which also means “The Base” in Arabic, is the most known and the most dangerous terrorist group in the world. It was founded in 1988 by the most wanted person in America, Osama Bin Laden. Other leaders included Abdullah Yusuf Azzam and Ayman Al-Zawahiri. Their motives were to keep American influences out of Muslim countries, fight Israel, and take over the Middle East, which has more than 16 countries.
The History of Al Qaeda
The Al Qaeda has a really long history, as they have been here for a very long time. Before the 9/11, they also targeted may other countries killing many lives. According to BBC News, “Many volunteers from Arab countries had gone to Afghanistan during the 1980s. They wanted to help the Afghans fight the invading Russian army. When the Russian army was defeated, al-Qaeda was set up to continue the Jihad against people the volunteers thought were enemies of Islam.” Al Qaeda allies include the Taliban, Tehrik-I-Taliban Pakistan, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Turkistan Islamic Party, Lashkar-e-Taliba, Jaish-E-Mohammad, Jemaah Islamiyah, and Egyptian Islamic Jihad. These groups also had the same motives as Al Qaeda. The goals of Al Qaeda were to drive Americans and the United States influence out of Muslim countries, mainly Saudi Arabia and to destroy Israel. It was also a movement that calls for strict interpretation called the Sharia Law. What is the Sharia Law and why doesn’t America want it? Many Americans believe that…

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