Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda is a terrorist group based in the Middle East and the masterminds behind the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Al-Qaeda was led by Osama bin Laden until his death May 1, 2011. Al-Qaeda is the main focus of the US War on Terror.

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What caused the September 11 attacks?

The attacks were a deliberate attempt by a terrorist organization (al-Qaeda) to affect the foreign policy of the US and other nations by killing civilians in a series of organized suicide attacks. The underlying reasons for the attacks are a subject of continued debate.

  • A brief answer is that the United States has garnered a lot of hostility because of its support for the establishment and continuation of Israel, a Jewish state. This support has angered many Islamic nations in that geographic region, leading to many radical Islamic fundamentalists calling on the United States to withdraw from the region altogether and to stop supporting Israel. Obviously, the strategic interests for energy are too important for the United States to do this, and so the people -- Islamic fundamentalists believing they have a religious duty to fight the United States' infidels -- call on followers of radical Islamic faith to make war on US citizens and the US government.
  • In addition to Israel, Bin Laden himself listed several other grievances including, but not limited to: US soldiers stationed in Arabia in violation of Mohammed's wish that Arabia be entirely Muslim, the US and Australian intervention to assist East Timor (a majority-Christian country) to gain independence from Indonesia (a majority-Muslim country), the US intervention in Iraq in the Gulf War of 1990-1991 that resulted in Kuwait's freedom and the death of many Iraqis as well as no fly zones in Iraq, and the US support and direction of the Egyptian Regime under Hosni Mubarak.
  • The hijackers were mostly citizens of Saudi Arabia and they were thought to be members of Al Qaeda, led by Osama Bin Laden. A group of terrorists took control of two commercial airliners and purposely crashed them into the "twin towers" of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Another group of terrorists took control of another commercial airliner, reportedly headed for the White House in Washington, D.C., which crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after the terrorists were overtaken by a group of passengers. Another group of terrorists took control of yet another airliner and purposely crashed it into the Pentagon.
  • It is generally believed that the Koran's teachings engender in some Muslim fundamentalists a hate for westerners which caused them to commit these hostile, mass-murdering terrorist acts. The terrorists believed that giving their lives in order to kill many of their western 'infidel enemies' in the United States was a "holy" act given to them by their god. They felt it was what they were 'destined to do' for their god, and that's why they did it.
  • Muslim fanatics attacked the US because of their belief that predominantly Christian nations such as the US have deprived the Islamic world of the leading role, and the power and prestige that it rightfully deserves. Elements of Christianity and Islam have been in conflict since the Muslim conquest of the Levant, North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula (beginning in the seventh century) and the Crusades in the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth centuries. Additionally, US support for the nation of Israel since 1948 has greatly inflamed Muslim resentment toward the US. To the September 11th terrorists, that attack was merely the latest battle in a long running war between faiths.
  • Also, be aware that there are many people who simply hate the United States because they have a distorted view of our country. Instead of seeing the United States as the "melting pot" country that it is; that it is a "free" country; that it allows its people to believe, speak, and worship as they wish. They prefer to believe that because Americans do not believe, speak, and worship as they do, that everyone here is full of sin, going against "their" God in so many ways (religion, technology, etc.); not living our lives in their simple and prudent ways; not using only what is necessary, but rather using more than our share.
  • Additionally, there are many people in the West, including the U.S., who have historically viewed the Islamic nations as nothing more than a source of wealth to be exploited, with no regard for the welfare of the area's populace.

Extreme religious views, and a total disregard for the rights and freedoms of others caused 9-11, and led terrorists to attack a nation because of a lack of tolerance for differences.

The September 11, 2001 attacks on the United State of America was caused by terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda, the extremist Sunni Islamist militant group founded by, now deceased, Osama bin Laden. There motivation was repeatedly broadcast in recorded televised message in which they had declared a "Jihad" (so-called "struggle on behalf of God") on the United States, and had vowed death to Americans.

Their extremist religious beliefs convince them that the doctrine contained in the Qur'an teaches that anyone who does not live according to their strict standards, and those who do not believe as they do are "infidels" and "non-believers," and must be killed. Since the American way of life promotes democracy, free will, free speech, free religion, and a number of other freedoms pertaining to potentially deviant behavior, Americans are viewed as "infidels" and their way of life is a threat to the extremist Islamist. They believe that "Allah" commands them to kill infidels, and rewards them in Heaven if they die in the process. Suicide bombings and hijackings are believed by these extremists as a guaranteed reward in the after-life.

There is an official explanation that holds the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda and its founder and leader Osama bin Laden were responsible for the attacks. In the words of George W. Bush: "They hate us because of our freedom."
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 were started when tensions between powerful groups in middle east and the United States reached a breaking point. Al Qaeda was supposedly formed as a militant group around the time of the Desert Storm conflict between Iraq and the U.S. They have been blamed for many attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan before they infiltrated many factions of US security including the military and the CIA in order to find weaknesses in America's defenses in preparation of four large scale attacks using large commercial airplane, three of which were very successful and one was supposedly thwarted by hijacked passengers, missing it's target but nonetheless crashed in rural Pennsylvania, adding to the casualties.
Terrorist groups wished to kill hundreds or, if they could, thousands of innocent Americans. This is what extreme religion does to you...most Muslims are very peaceful, just like Christians or Catholics or Jews, but these extremists are dangerous and insane. They decided to kill the "infidels," or those who don't believe like they do.

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Are all Muslims members of Al-Qaeda?

Of course not, it's Ok if you're still learning. Very few muslims are members of al-Qaeda or extreme groups but ALL muslims regard Islam (Allah, Muhammad, Qur'an and hadiths) as the highest authority in their life. www.faithfreedom.org

No, in fact most muslims disagree with violence. Al-Qaeda acts outside of its beliefs and does what their sacred beliefs disagrees with. Even the president of Iran who has a rocky relationship with the U.S. critizised the attacks of 9/11, and displayed sympathy toward the victims.

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Who was Osama bin Laden?

Osama bin Laden is the founder of the terrorist organization Al Qa'eda and was the most wanted terrorist by US government authorities. Bin Laden was the supposed mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US and was in hiding for nearly a decade. In 9/11 over 3,000 people died. He was killed on May 1, 2011 by the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and four men, including Osama, died in the attack. No American was wounded or killed. President Obama ordered the attack after receiving intelligence of bin Laden's location in a compound in Pakistan.

For more information on the man and the terrorist organization, see the Related Link.

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What was the main goal of Al-Qaeda?

to end American involvement in Muslim countries

to rid the muslim world western influence

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What has Al-Qaeda done?

Al-Qaeda was the head of the operation on 9/11 that destroyed the twin towers.

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What is Al-Qaeda?

Al-Qaeda is an international international terrorist organization. Al-Qaeda's mission is to bring about the Fall of the West and the Islamicization (both cultural, religious, and political) of Western Nations. Their organization sought refuge in several Arab and Muslim countries and found space to grow in Afghanistan until the American Invasion in 2001. Since that point, they have grown cells in numerous other countries, but focused their greatest efforts in franchising. Franchising means that a nondescript Arab militant group will begin to call themselves Al-Qaeda and advocate for Al-Qaeda's goals without actually being connected to Al-Qaeda's central command structure. In return, Al-Qaeda will donate funds to this militant group to pursue its aims. As a result, people who identify as Al-Qaeda may not even be connected to the Al-Qaeda leadership in the same way that the individual owners of McDonald's Restaurants do not necessarily have a connection with McDonald's Executives.

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Are there different servers in dead frontier?

His dad is the leader of the Taliban and Al Qaeeda, he was born on a battlefield. His father is held responsible for 9/11 and 7/7 but everyone knows him as Osama Bin Laden. That's not true his real name is Gamaal Eltahir, once his father passes away tamir will take over the taliban and al qaeeda.

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Was al Qaeda linked to Iraq?

Prior to the Iraq War, no. Saddam Hussein was an ardent Nationalist Secularist and opposed the Internationalist Islamist agenda of Al-Qaeda. Both are notably violent philosophies and both are in the Islamic World, but that is where the similarity ends. Both people/organizations had a fundamentally different view of the world and therefore were not aligned.

When the Iraq War started, the Iraqi Republican Guard and the remainder of the armed forces were drawn away from the border to deal with the US-led invasion force. This allowed al-Qaeda militants to more easily penetrate the borders of the country. From 2003-2006, remnants of the former Iraqi military (after the US-led Coalition conquered Baghdad) and al-Qaeda militants began to form an uneasy alliance against the foreigners. This alliance broke down as more and more former Iraqi soldiers were able to integrate into the new Iraqi Government or get jobs outside of the military.

By 2007, domestic Iraqi al-Qaeda cells had formed in most Sunni-dominated Iraqi provinces (since al-Qaeda is a Sunni-leaning organization). The new Iraqi Government aligned itself with the US coalition, the Kurdish Peshmerga military, and the local Sunni Sheikh Awakening Councils in a push to eliminate al-Qaeda in Iraq. Success was made on this front, especially in light of the US "Surge" and by 2010, Iraq was relatively safe from al-Qaeda. However, the US withdrawal in 2011 and the increasing factionalism between the Shiite-led Iraqi Government and Sunni-led Awakening Councils has led to al-Qaeda becoming more prevalent in Iraq.

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According to one source 80 percent of the Intel Al Qaeda collects comes from what?

Open Source

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Why aren't people gathering to pray and repent instead of reveling at live earth parties when Al-Qaeda could strike any day?

You can't live in fear, if it is your time to go no amount of praying or partying will make a difference. Probably a good idea always to be aware of your relationship with god, but spending every waking moment in prayer isn't very useful. Besides if you are sitting in your house all day praying, you are not getting out there to be an example to others on how to live the right life and helping to give them a chance to repent a little.

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Can you translate No No VA al cine into English?

No, he (or she) is not going to the theater.

Or: No, he (or she) does not go to the theater.

Or: No, you do not go (are not going) to the theater.

It can mean all of the above, depending on who you are talking about.

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How do you translate 'Shmor al atzmech' into English?

Tishmori al atzmech (to a girl) or shmor al atzmecha (to a boy) means "be well," "take care" or "take care of yourself" in Hebrew.

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Why does Al-Qaeda behead the hostages instead of just shooting them?

AL queda beheads the hostages to illicit fear and terror from the people all over the world-

That is why they are terrorists and not just murderers.

They bomb stores and marketplaces so you will be afraid to walk outside or shop,

they kidnap soldiers, aides, journalists and innocent people so you will be afraid every corner you turn

and they behead people so you will be afraid of the power and extremism they are capable of- They do all this so you and many countries will FEAR them and GIVE into them and do what they say- but not America, at least one country is saying NO WAY MAN!

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What is al-firdaus?

The most excellent part of Paradise (Heaven). This is situated in the middle of the 7th Heaven above which is the throne of Allah (Arsh).

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Which was not an attack on American interests by Al-Qaeda?

Operation Desert Storm,the Persian Gulf War, was not an attack on American interests by Al-Qaeda.

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What was Al-Qaeda main goal?

Rid the muslim world of western influence

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What is the Al-Kharafi Group?

Al Kharafi Group based in Kuwait is one of the largest general contracting companies in the Middle East.

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What is Al-Isra?

Al-Jazira is an Arabic language news broadcast that is known for sympathies to Al-Qeida.

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Where is the AL hea on a 97 expedition?

I read that article about the plugs for the expedition. I assumed while i was reading it, that he was referencing the "aluminum heads". I might be wrong, but that's what i got from it.

Dave

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Why did Al-Qaeda form?

Al-Qaeda formed in the late 80's as a more radical response to growing secularism in the world. Their purpose was to use violence and terrorism to destroy modernism and non-traditional values that have developed in the past half a century. Al-Qaeda is influenced by the works of Sayyid Qutb, an Islamic Egyptian who published an Islamic manifest detailing Islam's what Islam needed to do to combat the new values of modernism that was appearing in the world during the 1950's.

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Would the al-Qaeda have fallen by now if not for the US debacle in Iraq?

I think it certainly would not be as prominant as it still is today. By taking attention away from Afghanistan, we have allowed instability to increase there, and al-Qaeda has gotten more of a foot-hold again. We would probably have stopped bin Laden by now, as well.

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Why is the organization Hamas commonly referred in the media as a militant group while Al-Qaeda is referred to as a terrorist group?

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The militant wing of Hamas is more traditional of other paramilitary groups like FARC in Columbia or the IRA in Ireland. It has rockets, guns, and a military-style command structure. It does not operate in cells or primarily use bombs as a method of attack like Al-Qaeda does. Additionally, like the IRA, Hamas has a political wing and performs civil administration.

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For Israelis, hamas is a terrorist organization because it terrorizes them by targeting non-military targets. For the world at large, they are not terrorists (yet) because they have not (yet) executed acts of terror targeting anyone but Israelis (and Jews). Al-Qaeda is defined world-wide as a terroist organization because it has executed terrorist acts around the world.

Hamas is also a militant organization because it sees itself as engaged in war against Israel. It has attacked military targets, not only civilian ones. Al-Qaeda - although it sees itself as ideologically at war with the west - has not really "done battle" in what one could define as a "military sense". it has never initiated a military battle, but is being sought by military forces, though not as a combatant; its status at present is probably more that of a fugitive from the law.

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Because the main stream media is extremely liberal, and does not recognize a terrorist organization when they see one. They are both terrorist organizations, who use terror to accomplish a goal.

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Possibly because Hamas is a political party in a sovereign nation while Al-Qaeda is not a government entity.


The middle class is the name given to the group known as middle America.

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Does Al-Qaeda like Hamas and Hezbollah wage campaigns of national liberation?

NO. Al-Qaeda is an internationalist Jihadist group.

There are a number of Islamist groups and organizations that specifically target the government of one country and there are a number of other Islamist groups and organizations that target numerous different governments with a singular aim. The former are usually political parties or Islamist groups that have held power at a point of time in the country's history. The latter category are often seeking some kind of Islamic Caliphate, either that controls a significant percentage or all of the Islamic World or the entire planet. Al-Qaeda is in the latter category. It does not seek national liberation, rather international liberation.

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When grammar started?

Grammar is an inherent part of human language, so it is as old as human beings are.

Certainly not in this question.

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What are Al-Qaeda's goals?

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The main goal of Al-Qaeda is to implement Islamic laws especially in Muslim nations, to rid the Muslim world of western influence, and to to end American involvement in Muslim countries.

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Al-Qaeda is a radical Islamist group that lists their top goals at the removal of all Americans and their influence out of Muslim countries. They also seek to destroy Israel, topple all pro-western dictatorships, and establish a nation that adheres to dictates of the First Caliph.

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