Islamic Fundamentalism (World in Conflict. Middle East.) by Cory Gideon Gunderson

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40 I S L A M I C F U N D A M E N TA L I S M WORLD IN CONFLICT: THE MIDDLE EAST 1988 PanAm flight 103 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland. Radical Islamic fundamentalists are later found guilty of the bombing. 1994 The Taliban begins a campaign to unify Afghanistan and establish an Islamic state. S. embassies in Africa. 2001 Terrorists attack the United States’ World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11. 2003 Arab news network al-Jazeera airs a tape on February 11, that is said to be a recording of Osama bin Laden’s voice.

On September 15, 1975, Black September members took over the Egyptian embassy in Madrid, Spain. They wanted Egypt to back out of an agreement it had signed with Israel. The treaty was called the Sinai Agreement. The ambassador gave in and signed a paper to withdraw from the treaty. His signature on that paper was later thrown out. Acts of violence continued to spread across the globe. On September 26, 1976, members of the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO) took over a hotel in Damascus, Syria. These radical Islamic fundamentalists held 90 people hostage.

S. embassies in Africa. 2001 Terrorists attack the United States’ World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11. 2003 Arab news network al-Jazeera airs a tape on February 11, that is said to be a recording of Osama bin Laden’s voice. -led assault. 4 billion people practice the Islamic religion. That’s 23 percent of the world’s population. • The Islamic religion began in the Middle East. This is where the prophet Muhammad first heard the word of Allah, or God. • The city Mecca in Saudi Arabia is considered to be the Muslims’ holiest place.

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