Essay Dr. Abdullah Yusuf Azzam

1795 Words May 28th, 2016 null Page
Dr. Abdullah Yusuf Azzam was of colossal importance to the development of Islamic militant radicalism and his ideas were a significant foundational support of the establishment and structure of al-Qaeda. Azzam was born in 1941 in Jenin, Palestine, where previously to Azzam’s birth, the British under the Balfour Declaration of 1917 was under the obligation of providing and maintaining in Palestine, a nation for the home of the Jewish people. This declaration was made between the Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Walter Rothschild of the Rothschild magnate, who was a leader of the British Jewish community. This action did not go well with the Arab leaders at the time, and was considered by the Arab community as a betrayal. Jonathan Schneer wrote, "Because it was unpredictable and characterized by contradictions, deceptions, misinterpretations, and wishful thinking, the lead-up to the Balfour Declaration sowed dragon 's teeth…. It produced a murderous harvest, and we go on harvesting even today." The consequence of the Balfour Declaration of 1917 developed deep conflict between the Arabs and Jews in the Middle East and is considered the origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. During Azzam’s childhood the developing conflict was taking place and at a young age had joined the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood and was involved in actions against Israel. As a young child he also showed exceptional educational brightness, being educated in his village during his elementary…

Related Documents