Meghan LindellProfessor LaiPOLI: 150117 November 2017Post-Discussion ThirteenThe five terrorist groups discussed in section were: Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Al Qaeda Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), ISIS, and Boko Haram. Each of these groups are primarily comprised of followers of Islam who seek spreading Islamic teachings, law, and establishing a Muslim caliphate. The main Al Qaeda was formed in the 1980’s and gave rise to the idea of spreading Islamic beliefs and the previously mentioned ideology. This core, so to speak, influences the other groups and is allies with the AQAP and AQIM. Boko Haram also receives funding from the Al Qaeda core and AQIM. ISIS was at one point allies with the original Al Qaeda, but as of 2014 the two groups are enemies. ISIS and Boko Haram are allies aswell.These groups all have some connection due to their strict adherence to Islamic beliefs andhopes to expand the Muslim world. These terrorist groups are geographically separated and utilize different tactics to spread their message and influence people. Financially as mentioned,
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