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  1. 1. By: Gabriel Frolick<br />Al-Qaeda<br />By: Gabriel Frolick<br />
  2. 2. A Description of the Problem<br />Al- Qaeda is a multi-national radical Islamist terrorist organization.<br />Al- Qaeda’s goals include;<br />The spread of Islam.<br />Elimination of western influence in the Middle East<br />Destroy Israel.<br />Establish a Muslim nation, adhering to the rules of the original caliphs.<br />Al- Qaeda’s leader Osama Bin Laden also says that the jihad (religious duty) of the Muslim people is to wage a holy war on America and her citizens.<br />
  3. 3. Causes<br />
  4. 4. Civil War in Afghanistan<br />Civil War in Afghanistan has been going on for over 2,500 years, it is rooted in religious conflict between the Sunni and Shiite tribes.<br /><ul><li> The conflict began over who would be the caliph (successor) of the prophet Mohamed when he died.</li></li></ul><li>The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan<br />The Soviets invaded Afghanistan on December 27th, 1979.<br /><ul><li> They were attempting to maintain communism in Afghanistan and keep the Mujahideen out of power.</li></li></ul><li>Jihad<br />The Jihad is the religious duty of a Muslim.<br />Its direct English translation is “struggle”. <br />Many radical Islamists including Al- Qaeda define it as a holy war and have waged war on America as their religious duty.<br />
  5. 5. Effects <br />
  6. 6. Terrorist Attacks<br />1993 World Trade Center<br />1994 Bojinka, Philippine Airlines Flight 434<br />1998 U.S.-embassy bombings<br />September 11, 2001, attacks<br />November 15 and November 20, 2003 Istanbul attacks<br />March 11, 2004 Madrid train bombings<br />2004 Khobarmassacre<br />July 7, 2005 London transport bombings<br />November 9, 2005 Amman hotel bombing<br />April 11, 2007 Algiers bombings<br />June 2, 2008 Danish-embassy bombing<br />2009 Little Rock recruiting office shooting<br />2009 Northwest Airlines Flight 253<br />2010 cargo plane bomb plot<br />
  7. 7. Heightened State of Alert in Homeland Security<br />Air travel has stricter security checkpoints.<br />DHS taking greater measures in counter- terrorism.<br />
  8. 8. US Invasion of Afghanistan<br />NATO forces invaded Afghanistan on October 7th, 2001 and launched Operation Enduring Freedom.<br />This was a response<br />to the terrorist attacks <br />on September 11th<br />that year.<br />The objective was to<br />Find Bin Laden.<br />
  9. 9. Solution<br />The only apparent solution is to take out the heads of the organization but we have failed to find them. <br />The US is also occupying Afghanistan and Iraq as an attempt to keep Al- Qaeda and the Taliban out of power while attempting to prevent the recruiting and protecting civilians which for the most part is unsuccessful.<br />My Idea for a solution is to pull all forces out of the Middle East, and place all our efforts into homeland security.<br />
  10. 10. Video<br />http://www.youtube.com/user/AlJazeeraEnglish?blend=23&ob=5#p/search/20/WCmHnb1U1cs<br />

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