Osama Bin Laden and Al Qeada Essay

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To some, he is the most hated and most hateful man in the world, and at one point was the most wanted criminal on the face of the planet. Osama bin Laden, in 1988, founded an Islamist network called al-Qaeda; the foundation built from his faith in God. This network would soon become a feared terrorist group from different countries across the globe. Bin Laden built his network with intentions of harming others that did not share his beliefs. Among his methods were: armed terrorism, suicide bombings, and alleged financial manipulation as the world has seen through attacks throughout history. The fear of al-Qaeda’s ability to use chemical terrorism was prominent with the rise of Islamic extremism. Al-Qaeda, throughout time, combines…show more content…
“Jihad will remain an individual obligation until all other lands that were Muslim are returned…so Islam will reign again.” (Kepel, Milelli 54-56). Anyone who has stopped ruling people according to what God revealed, according to al-Qaeda, was now their enemy. Al-Qaeda’s target and nemesis; the United States Government and the people that support the government. The main problem to al-Qaeda is the US government. According to bin Laden by being loyal to the US regime, you have committed an act against Islam. (Information Clearing House, 1997). This jihad was now personal, due to the United States supporting the Israelis, bin Laden could take no more. Dating back to 1982, before the organization of al-Qaeda, America placed gruesome scenes in bin Laden’s head that he could not forgive. America gave the Israelis the green light to invade Lebanon and the American Sixth Fleet helped them. “I cannot forget those unbearable scenes of blood and severed limbs, the corpses of women and children strewn everywhere, houses destroyed along with their occupants and high-rise buildings burying their residents, rockets raining down on your land without mercy.” (Milelli, 2008) A holy war has started, any allies of the United States was in al-Qaeda’s path of destruction. In nearly 100 countries throughout the world al-Qaeda had followers in which would carry out attacks, without question, when told to do so. In addition, locals within these countries, alongside professional

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