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The Root of Modern Day Islamic Terrorism: Part 2

In the late 1980s, two new leaders became prominent in radical Islam: Osama bin Laden from Saudi Arabia and Ayman al-Zawahiri from Egypt. Both of these men followed the ideology of a teacher named, Abdullah Azzam. The Investigative Project on…

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Ramadan 2013 – Day 28 – Al Qaeda “Inspiring” Terror

The U.S. State Department announced that nineteen embassies will remained closed this week because of a “specific” and “serious” terrorist threat from an al-Qaeda affiliate. Al-Qaeda, which is Arabic for “the Base” was founded in the late 1980s by Osama…

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Ramadan 2013 – Day 22 – The Root of Modern Sunni Islamic Terrorism

Modern Sunni Islamic terrorism can be traced back to the ideas and theories of two primary Islamist leaders, Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood and Sayyid Qutb commonly referred to as “the father of modern [Islamic] fundamentalism”. The…

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