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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Al-Qaeda.
See also changes related to Al-Qaeda, or pages that link to Al-Qaeda or to this page or whose text contains "Al-Qaeda".

Parent topics

  • Al-Qaeda [r]: International islamist terrorist network. Responsible for the 9-11 attack and other terrorist attacks. [e]
  • Insurgency [r]: A wide range of political and military actions intended to change a government, through means considered illegal by that government. [e]
  • Jihad [r]: Literally meaning "struggle", a Muslim concept that can refer to an inward-directed personal process to submit to God's will, or to an external combat with the enemies of Islam [e]
  • Salafism [r]: A strict branch of Sunni Islam, dedicated to the restoration of the Caliphate, often by means of armed jihad [e]
  • Terrorism [r]: An act, with targets including civilians or civilian infrastructure, intended to create an atmosphere of fear in order to obtain a political objective. [e]
  • Wahhabism [r]: A socially conservative branch of Sunni Islam, strongest in the House of Saud, which rules Saudi Arabia [e]

Subtopics

Active or at large

U.S. Prisoners

Former members

Otherwise in legal proceedings/detention

Cooperating with U.S.

Dead

Unknown status

Allies

Afghanistan and Pakistan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Persons influencing the organization

Techniques

Operations

Definite

Uncertain

Analysts

Other related topics

  • Afghanistan War (1978-92) [r]: A civil war in Afghanistan that matched the Soviet Union and its Afghan allies against a coalition of anti-Communist groups called the mujahideen, supported from the outside by the United States, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. [e]
  • Afghanistan War (2001-) [r]: Beginning on October 7, 2001, in response to the 9-11 attacks, military operations against the Taliban and al-Qaeda by United States and NATO forces [e]
  • Caliphate [r]: An Islamic form of government in which one person acts as head of state, head of government and head of religion; also the jurisdiction of such a government. [e]
  • Far enemy [r]: A term of art in radical Islam, it refers to non-Muslim nations considered enemies of Islam; the United States is usually considered first, then Western countries, then non-Muslim non-Muslim countries; Israel is be included in the group, which Osama bin Laden calls the "Crusader-Zionist alliance" [e]
  • Muslim Brotherhood [r]: An Islamic political group, formed in Egypt and increasingly part of the political system there, which has worldwide branches; it may be moving from a Salafist ideology to a more mulilateral one [e]
  • Near enemy [r]: A radical Islamist term of art referring to ostensibly Muslim regimes that are corrupt, do not run by strict Sharia, or both; Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia are often given as examples [e]}
  • Taliban [r]: Salafist Islamic militia, governing Afghanistan 1996–2001; still fighting in Pakistan and Afghanistan. [e]