A Short Note On Da And Its Attack On America On September 11, 2001 Essay

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Introduction This memo will contain information concerning Al Qai’da and its attack on America on September 11, 2001. This act of terrorism, as it is related to President Bush’s speech on September 20, 2001, will show the accuracy of statements made by the President and any inaccuracies will be addressed in the memo. Background Al Qai’da began in the 1980’s due to the war between the Russians and Afghanistan. “Al- Qaeda “The Base” was developed by Usama Bin Laden and others in the early 1980’s to support the war effort in Afghanistan against the Soviets.” (FBI.gov). Bin Laden created the group based on Syyid Qutb’s teachings that Jihad should be waged in order for the Quran to be what is followed in society. It should be noted that after victory in Afghanistan the fighters that were in “The Base” began going to countries in the Middle East spreading the jihad mantra around. With this happening rising opposition began against the U.S. and other non-Islamic governments. It is also prevalent to remember the 1988 bombings of our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in which Bin Laden perpetrated. The precepts in Al Qai’da are attributed to; dislike of non-Islamic countries, Jihad and dying in the name of Jihad. Al Qai’da as mentioned earlier had began waging war against the United States long before this month such as “on October 12, 2000, a small boat loaded with explosives plowed into the hull of the U.S.S. Cole, an American naval destroyer docked off the coast of Yemen. 17
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