Al Qaeda, Isis And Terror Attacks On The United States Essay

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Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Terror Attacks on the United States
Al-Qaeda is the parent to ISIS. Al-Qaeda translates to “The Fundament”. It is a multi-national radical group founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden and other militants who fought for Afghanistan against the Soviet Union. It has been labeled as a terrorist group by the United Nations Security Council and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and quite a few other countries. The Sunni- Islamic group was based in Sudan for the early part of the 1990, they moved to Afghanistan somewhere around 1996 and went under the name of Taliban. The group merged with Jihad’s and later declared a holy war against the United States. The United States troops all but eliminated the group and killed its leaders while they were in Afghanistan, but with withdrawal of the troops in 2011, have regrouped and made a comeback.
ISIS which stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria could also be called ISIL which stand for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. They are an organization or a type of government that was once with Al-Qaeda and were so violent that Al-Qaeda disowned ISIS. They believe what they are doing is what Muhammad would have them do. They are not too far away from what Hitler thought about the Jews. ISIS lures Westerners to join them by promising camaraderie, moralistic activity and a sense of heroism that deludes these people with an adventure like they never had before. The

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