Al-Qaeda ("The Base")

By Jack Maclaine

Origins and Goals

Date of Origin: 1988 - 1989

Place of Origin: Peshawar, Pakistan


- to drive Americans and American influence out of all Muslim nations, especially Saudi Arabia.

- destroy Israel

- topple pro-Western dictatorships around the Middle East

- Unite Muslims and establish an Islamic nation which follows the rules of the first Caliphs.

The London Bombing

On July 7, 2005, London suffered a terrorist bombing, its worst attack since World War II. Four bombs exploded in three subway stations and on one double-decker bus during the morning rush hour, killing at least 52 and wounding more than 700. A group calling itself the Secret Organization of al-Qaeda in Europe claimed responsibility on a Web site, asserting that the attacks were a retaliation for Britain's involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. A year after the bombing, British investigators concluded that the links between the bombers and Al-Qaeda were marginal. The four bombers, all born in Britain, had all visited Pakistan, but there was no evidence of any direct support from Al- Qaeda
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Impact and Achievements of Al-Qaeda doing the London Bombing

The impact on the English towards Al-Qaeda was big as it made England even more angry and against them. They got England's attention and did make a statement though. But Al-Qaeda hasn't achieved their goals yet and hasn't made any big moves since the death of Osama-Bin-Laden. They are still on the way to achieving their goals and it will still take along time to achieve them with many big enemies with not as big allies.
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