The Islamic State Of Iraq And Terrorism

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War and conflict have raged in Southeast and Central Asia for centuries due to civil unrest and political instability. The rise of the Taliban and other militant insurgencies have escalated the dangers and unpredictability of an already unstable government in Afghanistan. The agenda of these jihadist extremists is the takeover of the Afghan and Pakistan governments in favor of the more stringent Islamic ways of the Taliban, and the destruction of anyone who opposes them. These groups, professing to do the work of God, are perpetrating a coarse and distorted interpretation of Islam and the Quran. Violent acts that have been committed by insurgents, include crimes against humanity, acts of terrorism, murder, suicide bombings, and…show more content…
He was born in a Pakistani refugee camp and was raised and educated in a Pakistani madrassa. These madrassas taught students very conservative Islamic ideologies as well as an indoctrination of extremist jihadist ways. Omar took the teachings from the madrassa and implemented it into the Taliban culture. The Taliban emerged in 1994 from a group of guerilla type Muslim Mujahidin that had fought in the Afghan and Soviet war, and were dissatisfied and disillusioned with their current Mujahidin leadership. Much of the funding and high tech weapons provided to this militant group was the contribution of the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), working with the Pakistan Intelligence Agency (ISI), in an effort to force Soviet withdrawal during the “Cold War”. Ironically, those militants have now become a major problem in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Journalist and bestselling author Ahmed Rashid said, “Prior to the war the Islamacists barely had a base in Afghan society” (Rashid, 2000, p. 19). Following the departure of the Soviets in 1989, civil unrest, chaos, and a civil war ensued in Afghanistan. Millions of refugees fled to Pakistan. The Taliban, growing in strength and power, took advantage of a weakened and unstable Soviet supported government. The Taliban conquered Kabul and hanged the President, Dr. Mohammed Najibullah on September 27, 1996, reflecting the brutal nature of this organization (Franzen, 2012, p. 3). The Taliban promised to
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