“Killing in the Name”, is a documentary directed by Jed Rothstein, that focuses around a Jordanian Muslim named Ashraf Al-Khaled and his encounter with terrorism. On what was expected to be one of the happiest days of his life, he experienced a terrible tragedy. During his wedding ceremony, a suicide bomber walked in, and blew himself up, as well as 27 members of Al-Khaled and his wife’s family and friends. This event caused Al-Khaled to seek awareness towards the driving forces behind terrorism, and expose its true costs. The documentary shifts its focus on a “jihadi” recruiter, to other victims of terrorism, to an Islamic militant, to an educational institute full of young boys waiting to take their chances of fulfilling the “jihad”.
Last year's most lethal incidents were carried out by the Taliban in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, Nigeria's Boko Haram, al Qaeda in Iraq, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and ISIL, according to the report. Snowden's impact Tina Kaidanow, the State Department's top counterterrorism official, said the revelations by Edward Snowden of classified National Security Agency surveillance programs has degraded America's ability to monitor and prevent
The Response (1) War on Terror In response to 9/11, George W. Bush, the US president established the War on Terror. There primary goal was to defeat Al-Qaeda and the Taliban dictatorship that was running Afghanistan and who were protecting Osama Bin Laden. On 7th October 2001 troops from US and the UK invaded Afghanistan. While the Taliban was defeated in weeks, Osama Bin Laden survived until 2011 and as of January
Today, al Qaeda is a de-centralized, compartmentalised organisation that has self-sufficient networks in many countries. Al Qaeda’s success and influence can be traced to its terrorist attack in New York City and Washington DC on 9/11. The scale of these attacks claiming some three thousand lives acted to galvanise support and unify elements of Muslim extremism in parts of the Middle East. Al-Qaeda seeks to unite Muslims in a caliphate and to fight the West, especially the US and Israel, as a means of overthrowing regimes it deems to be secular or unIslamic expelling western influence from Muslim countries, and removing Israel. On the one hand, its initial influence was quite profound; terrorist attacks in Spain, Indonesia (Bali) and the UK, amongst many others were carried out by groups inspired by or affiliated to al Qaeda.
The Looming Tower “The Looming Tower,” the title of Lawrence Wright’s remarkable new book about Al Qaeda and 9/11, refers not only to the doomed towers of the World Trade Center, but also to a passage in the Koran, which Osama bin Laden quoted several times in a speech exhorting the 19 hijackers to become martyrs to their cause: “Wherever you are, death will find you/even in the looming tower.” Wright’s book, based on more than 500 interviews gives the reader a searing view of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, a view that is at once wrenchingly intimate and boldly sweeping in its historical perspective The story begins in November 1948 with Sayyid Qutb, a middle-aged Egyptian writer, coming to America amidst a crisis of faith. When he returned to Egypt a couple years later, he did so having become radicalized. In America he saw only what he recognized as depravity and would go on to write screeds decrying the materialism of the West, individual freedoms, etc. He saw America as a "spiritual wasteland" which celebrated sexuality and relegated religion to the backwaters. Qutb serves as a suitable entry point because his views would form the basis of radical Islam as we know it today.
As a result, courts often look for signs that Congress has either supported or opposed the President’s actions and rest their decisions on statutory grounds. (Bradley,2010). When people are caught that have harmed or attempted to harm Americas then I do feel that they need to be punished and held until they have served their time or until they can be placed in a prison somewhere else if Guantanamo Bay is closed. In the days immediately following the 11 September 2001 attacks on the USA, the Bush Administration implemented several measures to respond to what it interpreted as acts of war. President Bush proclaimed a national state of emergency.
By displaying this collection of extensive research, the author hopes to communicate to the reader that the efforts of Halliburton are deleterious in a multitude of ways, and that its contract with the military needs to be stopped. Granted, with the help from Halliburton, the military enjoys some luxury of not having to directly provide essential needs for the soldiers. However, this book outlines the management corruption and overall excessive costs of contracting with Halliburton. Also in his book, Pratap Chatterjee discusses the relevance of the Global War on Terror and how it interrelates with the operations of Halliburton. In the last 20 years, Halliburton has been heavily involved in helping the military.
Nebojsa Sarkanovic Mr. Pletsch CLN-4UI December 21, 2012 The PATRIOT ACT: A Danger To Society “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever” (George Orwell, 1984). The United States of America is place outsiders look at as a land of freedom and opportunity; a safe haven for democracy and liberty. Unfortunately theses promises seem to be empty. In a country whose citizens demand both freedom and protection, the government has not been able to sufficiently meet its people’s needs. On September 11th, 2001, an extremist terrorist organization attacked the USA.
Throughout his whole speech, he uses an anger and disparaging tome to reflect Bush’s point of view. Overall, George Bush uses emotional appeal, metaphors, and tone to portray Al Qaeda as iniquitous freedom haters which persuades the audience to recognise his contention and accept his point of view. Americans are depicted as victims of war from the September 11th terrorist incident with George Bush’s speech. An anecdote is used in the first paragraph to portray this: “...Americans have known the casualties of war--but not at the centre of a great city on a peaceful morning. Americans have known surprise attacks—but never before on thousands of civilians.
He is said to have inherited tens of millions of dollars that he used to help finance the group. Al-Qaida also maintains moneymaking front businesses, solicits donations from like-minded supporters, and illicitly siphons funds from donations to Muslim charitable organizations. US efforts to block Al-Qaida funding have hampered Al-Qaida’s ability to obtain money. Osama Bin Laden was killed on May 2, 2011, in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad, north of the capital Islamabad, during a raid by U.S. Navy Seals. Since his death, Egyptian-born Saif al-Adel, who has long played a prominent role in the group, has temporarily become the acting leader of Al-Qaida.