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1 Terrorism

2 Introduction Terrorism- A Global Issue Terrorist Groups
Religion and Terrorism Suicide Terrorism Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

3 Definition The pursuit of power, obtaining of power, the use of power to achieve political change. It is the threat of violence, used and directed in pursuit of a political aim.

4 Terrorist Group: Al Qaeda

5 Al Qaeda Cont… Established around 1988 by Bin Laden
Helped finance, recruit, transport and train thousands of fighters from many countries to be part of an Afghan resistance to defeat the Soviet Union. Plan the attack 9/11 attack on the US. Three main goals are: to establish the caliphate, have no state, get rid of a democratic government and no uniform, get rid of the US influence in Iraq, spread jihad in nearby countries, and wipeout Israel.

6 Osama Bin Laden

7 Activities Assassination, bombings, hijacking, kidnapping, suicide attacks. Strong desire to get and utilize biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. Targets sentimental buildings such as public buildings, embassy and military personnel, etc.) of the United States, and anti-islamists countries.

8 Al qaeda Attacks Arden, Yemen
Al-Qaeda nearly sank the USS Cole with an explosives-stuffed motorboat, killing 17 sailors. Led by Jamal al-Badawi, a Yemeni who helped organize the plot to bomb the Cole on Oct. 12, 2000.

9 USS Cole Bomb Attack

10 Jamal al-Badawi

11 Aids of Al Qaeda Armed Islamic Group
Salafist Group for Call and Combat and the Armed Islamic Group Egyptian Islamic Jihad (Egypt) Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya Jamaat Islamiyya The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group Bayt al-Imam (Jordan) Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammad (Kashmir) Asbat al Ansar Hezbollah (Lebanon) Al-Badar Harakat ul Ansar/Mujahadeen Al-Hadith Harakat ul Jihad Jaish Mohammed - JEM Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Jamiat-ul-Ulema-e-Pakistan Laskar e-Toiba - LET Moro Islamic Liberation Front (the Philippines) Abu Sayyaf Group (Malaysia, Philippines) Al-Ittihad Al Islamiya - AIAI (Somalia) Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Islamic Army of Aden (Yemen

12 Al qaeda Cont… After 9/11 Al qaeda decentralized to lessen their financial burdens of keeping together a large physical base and need less money to operate. Harder to locate because they separate all over the world. Continues to inspire radical Jihadist movement Still view the US as “the enemy” or those who are anti-Islamist and against the global jihadist movement.

13 The Abu Nidal Organization (ANO)
Founded and led by Palestinian terrorist Sabri al-Banna aka Abu Nidal. Syria, Iraq, Libya state sponsors of terrorism for this group Profited from his mercenary role to revolutionary/political activities to make money. Made a fortune through terrorist activities, exploit real estate investments and multinational arms trading company. Net worth: 400 million

14 Areas of Terrorist Attacks in 2009

15 Religion and Terrorism
Religion and Terrorism is not new. Core Concepts Motivation Religion and Terrorism Today Current Threats

16 Religion and Terrorism Core Concepts
One man’s God is another man’s Devil One man’s Terrorist is another man’s Freedom Fighter Described as Religious Terrorism. Religious Terrorists.

17 Religious Terrorism Motivation
Recruiting Funding

18 Religious Terrorism Today

19 Religious Terrorism Current Threats

20 Suicide Terrorism

21 Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)
GWOT: means Global war on terrorism. The global war on terrorism began since the 9/11 terrorist attack on the US. The global war on terror is expensive. GWOT is now called overseas contingency operation: to better the situation in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. In Pakistan, the US want to challenge the north and south Waziristan, and increase in predator drone strikes. In Iraq, they are trying to get a stable democracy. Afghanistan Obamas war had a special military operation to go in Afghanistan to take out the Taliban’s. The mission is economic development, build capacity, attack terrorists develop partnerships and educate and train. War on terror also gives the justification to violate human rights by detaining suspected terrorists, interrogation methods with use of torture and accessing personal computers.

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