Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 3 – Issue 12) / studies

Al-Qaeda: From 9/11 September to the Arab Spring

October 2018

October 2018

Researcher in Islamic movements, preparing for a master’s degree in Islamic studies


This study introduces an analysis of the political and intellectual performance of Al-Qaeda, after spread of its name and approach throughout the Islamic nation, by monitoring details of its relations and the way it manages its emerging branches, active in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, while extrapolating areas of agreement and disagreement and degree of influence and mutual influence.

The paper also attempts to assess the military and field performance of the branches of the al-Qaeda organization, the most prominent theorists and close religious scholars, or those belonging to al-Qaeda, and the result of this on existence of al-Qaeda on top of the armed jihad scene in most open combat arenas, and its installation as an umbrella and mother movement of a new global Islamic movement, with unprecedented discourse, thought, and performance in the world of Islamic armed movements. The paper focuses on the period between 9/11 September attacks and the Arab Spring revolutions.

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