Bilandžić, Mirko
January 2008
Polemos;Jan-Jun2008, Vol. 11 Issue 21, p33
Academic Journal
Book Chapter
Al Qa'ida is a consequence of War in Afghanistan. By gradual transformation to a terrorist organization, it became an expression of a new form of terrorism that came out of transnationalism and globalization. Al Qa'ida, as an advocate of global jihad and creation of pan-islamic caliphate, is transnational by identity and recruitment of members, a global by ideology, strategy, goals and organization network. American war on terroris didn't turn out to be efficient and didn't destroy Al Qa'ida. Even more, after declaratio of war on terrorism Al Qa'ida became more powerful: ideologically, in organization, in manpower and operationally. Its power to carry out terrorist strikes was significantly increased. After 2001, Al Qa'ida yearly makes five times more terrorist strikes over the world (not counting Afghanistan and Iraq) than in the period up to 2001. That makes Al Qa'ida a bigger challenge to international security than ever before, it is still the biggest single danger to international security.


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