Al Qaeda

By Liam Zucconi

What is a Terrorist Group

A terrorist organization is a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals. Al Qaeda is a Muslim terrorist group.

Goal & Origins


Al-Qaeda is a radical Islamic Terrorist organisation that endeavors to implement isamic laws in the governments of mostly Muslim Nations. The group has named the United States as a primary enemy of Islam; Hence The bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 and the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Al-Qaeda opposes any Muslim government that is allied with the United States, and it is generally believed to support other Muslim extremists worldwide. This is unique as orginaly they were founded by the US Government. Much of the group's early philosophy probably was based on the writings of Sayyid Qutb, who intensely studied the Quran, the Muslim holy book. He also likely was the mentor for Osama bin Laden, the group's longtime leader.

9/11 2001 Attack

On September 11, 2001. The group launched an attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. They attacked these buildings to have a negative impact upon the US's political and military involvement in the middle east for the last 5 decades due to oil.