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Al-Qaʻida

Sayed Khatab

in Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9789774164996
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617971075 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774164996.003.0005
Al-Qaʻida

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This chapter investigates the war in Afghanistan, the establishment of al-Qa'ida, the transformation of Usama bin Laden from an exclusively Afghan-based jihadist to an al-Qa'ida neo-jihadist, the role of the USA within the Arab-Muslim countries therein, and the Bin Laden-Taliban relationship.

Keywords: al-Qa'ida; Afghanistan; Usama bin Laden; neo-jihadist; Taliban; Islamic fundamentalism; USA

Chapter.  17851 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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