Presentation on theme: "Al- Qaeda Done by, Olivia Mulhern Responsible for the attack on September 11 th, 2001. The fund “Al- Qaeda” was founded by Osama bin Laden. Al- Qaeda is."— Presentation transcript:
Al- Qaeda Done by, Olivia Mulhern Responsible for the attack on September 11 th, 2001. The fund “Al- Qaeda” was founded by Osama bin Laden. Al- Qaeda is an Arabic word meaning “the base”. Was created in 1990 to unite jihad fighters in Afghanistan, as well as supporters of Bin Laden elsewhere in the Middle East. Osama Bin Laden March 10 th, 1957 - May 2 nd, 2011.
Al- Qaeda membership ranged from 3,000 to 35,000 on 9/11. There are a large number of isolated autonomous cells– in which the members have minimal contact with others. Cells members are responsible for: - identifying targets - maps - drawings & statistics, etc.
Osama Bin Laden & September 11 th Issued war against the U.S in 1996, because of U.S support for Saudi Arabia & Israel. Al- Qaeda’s war against the U.S consisted of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11 th, 2001 at 9:03 am. Nearly more than 3,000 people had died. 2,605 citizens died on ground at the World Trade Center; 125 on ground at the pentagon (the rest on American/United Airlines).
Heightened security prevented other attacks. Instead, Al-Qaeda turned to targets in other countries, which killed thousands of others. Al-Qaeda’s use of religion to justify attacks has different view points for Muslims and Americans. -Muslims: express disagreement with U.S policies - Americans: distinguish peace with 1.3 billion Muslims and the misuse and abuse of Islam by a handful of the terrorists. Osama Bin Laden was killed on May 2 nd, 2011 by U.S Navy Seal.