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Unformatted text preview: luences of Abdullah Azzam, a doctor of Islamic Law Azzam came to believe that a purified form of Islam was the answer to questions of poverty and the loss of political power The realm of Islam had been dominated by foreign powers for too long, and it was time for all Muslims to rise up and strike Satan The Rise of Osama bin Laden The Al Qaeda Bin Laden and Azzam established what they called a base or foundation (al Qaeda) as a potential headquarters for future jihad Bin Laden was its leader, and the organization included an intelligence component, a military committee, a political committee, and a committee in charge of media affairs and propaganda The Rise of Osama bin Laden The Funding of al Qaeda The United States would hardly have considered funding al Qaeda, but the Pakistani ISI intervened The ISI developed the structure that would support al Qaeda with U.S. and Saudi funds during the Soviet­Afghan War The Rise of Osama bin Laden The Al Zawahiri Leader of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad Persuaded bin Laden that an umbrella organization was the type of organization to take control of Afghanistan and spread the new Islamic empire After Azzam was killed by a remote­ controlled car bomb, bin Laden and al Zawahiri became the undisputed leaders of al Qaeda The Rise of Osama bin Laden The The enemies The United States The West Israel Muslims who refused to accept Jihadist theology The Rise of Osama bin Laden The Iraq invades Kuwait (1990) Bin Laden was infuriated when the U.S. joined Saudi Arabia in a large international coalition As thousands on non­Muslim troops arrived in Saudi Arabia, radical Muslims were appalled to find Muslims fighting Muslims under U.S. leadership The U.S.­led coalition called this military buildup Desert Shield, and it became Desert Storm in February 1991 when American, Brittish, and other allied forces poured into Iraq and Kuwait After Desert Storm, the Saudi government allowed U.S. troops to be stationed in Saudi Arabia Declaring War on the United States United Declaring War on the United States Declaring Hasan al Turabi After fleeing Saudi Arabia, bi...
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