Presentation on theme: "AL-QAEDA Translates to ‘the base’. Goals and Objectives To establish a pan-Islamic Caliphate throughout the world by working with allied Islamist extremist."— Presentation transcript:
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.
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
History Founded by bin Laden (1988-1989). Stateless militia. Calls for global jihad and sharia law. Bin Laden killed 2011. Ayman al-Zawahiri now leader.