Global Jihad

(National Journal) Corinne Hegland - In the two and a half years since American troops rooted al-Qaeda out of its Afghan home, more than 1,200 people have died in attacks from Sunni global jihadists outside of Iraq, Israel, and Kashmir - and there's no end in sight. From the beginning, al-Qaeda more closely resembled a virus than a corporation. In 1988, its founder, Sheikh Abdullah Azzam, a Palestinian, chartered al-Qaeda ("The Base") as the vanguard of Islamic zealotry. Al-Qaeda wouldn't win the holy war itself, but it would show other Islamists the way. The organization was only the needle for injecting its horrific ideology into other Islamists.)

2004-05-07 00:00:00

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