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AL-QAEDA Translates to ‘the base’. Goals and Objectives To establish a pan-Islamic Caliphate throughout the world by working with allied Islamist extremist.

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1 AL-QAEDA Translates to ‘the base’

2 Goals and Objectives To establish a pan-Islamic Caliphate throughout the world by working with allied Islamist extremist groups to overthrow regimes it deems “non- Islamic” and expelling Westerners and non-Muslims from Muslim countries.

3 Goals and Objectives In February 1998, al-Qaeda issued a statement saying it was the duty of all Muslims to kill US citizens (civilian or military) and their allies everywhere. In an al-Qaeda house in Afghanistan after the invasion in 2001, NY Times reporters found a document stating the ‘goals and objectives of Jihad’. They were: Establishing the rule of God on earth Attaining martyrdom in the cause of God Purification of the ranks of Islam from the elements of depravity

4 History Founded by bin Laden ( ). Stateless militia. Calls for global jihad and sharia law. Bin Laden killed Ayman al-Zawahiri now leader.

5 Terrorist Attacks Six major attacks:

6 Influence

7 Terrorist attacks Legislation Patriot Act Anti-terror legislation Invasion of Afghanistan Others?

8 Reading: See links on the fbook group and wiki.

9 Comparison of NSAs Table activity


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