Hey guys, Today we are taking another dimension. We are going to be looking at 4 of the world's most brutal terrorist groups both in the present and past. So sit back and get ready "to develop cold feet".
Firstly, who are terrorists? According to an English dictionary, a terrorist is "a person, group or organisation that uses violent action, or the threat of violent action, to achieve their goals, especially political goals".
The taliban was founded(formed) by a man named Mullah Mohammed Omar in the year 1994.Its origins is from the Afghani struggle against the Soviets. It is a very aggressive terrorist organisation, at some point in time, it was actually in charge of an entire county. They enfored strict Islamic laws in Afghanistan from the year 1996 to 2001 until the country was invaded by the US military. The terrorists are known numerous murderers and killing of innocent people in the name of Jihad, this includes over 130 high school teachers and students in the northern parts of Pakistan.
2. Boko Haram
This notorious West African terrorist group is This is a notorious terrorist group based somewhere in West Africa. It is said to be a branch of the ISIS and has a relationship with Al-Qaeda. The name Boko Haram when translated to English is 'Western education is a sin.'It was formed by a man named Mohammed Yusuf who was said to have hated anything related to western education. The group came to the spotlight in Nigeria in the year 2009 with an aim of imposing their religion on the whole country.They once attempted to overthrow the government by imposing a strict law. In 2011, Boko Haram took responsibility for the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. Three years later, the group gained wide attention when they kidnapped over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls. Countries all over the globe went into a massive campaign in social medias demanding the return of the kidnapped girls.The group has been responsible for the death of over 5,000 innocent people.
The Al-Qaeda terrorist group has been a very notorious and infamous group. It was first headed by Osama Bin Laden in the year 1993. The group carried out alot of havoc which include the bombing of the worldtrade center in the year 1993, the bombing of U.S embassies in Africa, Bali bombings in 2002 and most infamously the 9/11 attack in New York which killed over 3,000 Americans. This was part of the reasons why the U.S. military raided Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden was captured and killed in Pakistan in 2011. There after, Ayman al-Zawahiri became the leader of the group.
4. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant / Syria (ISIL / ISIS)
This group was formed by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and has largely increased in numbers over 81,000 militants spread across the middle east and part of Africa. As an extreme Sunni Jihadist organization, ISIS claims to have control over Muslims worldwide. There have been series of havoc caused by this group which include creating of slave markets where they trade captured women.
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