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Terrorist Organizations

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Over the years there have been thousands of terrorist organizations. In the 21st Century the most prominent of the terrorist groups or organizations has been Al Qaeda. However, there are numerous lesser known groups and organizations that currently are active. This page will provide a short description of a terrorist organization and provide information on some of the larger and more active terrorist groups.

Definition of a Terrorist Organization. There is a legal basis for declaring an organization as a terrorist organization. It is found in 8 USC Code 1189. You can read more on this at this link found on at Legal Information Institute of Cornell University of Law School.

Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda, or in Arabic "The Base", has been one of the most dangerous and prevalent terrorist organizations in history. This organization is responsible for numerous terrorist acts to include attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. In addition, it operates throughout the world uniting many regional terrorist organizations in a common cause and goal. Of late, Al Qaeda has become a decentralized organizations with many affiliates around the globe. See a listing of news articles about Al Qaeda.


Websites with Information About Terrorist Organizations

List of Designated Terrorist Organizations. WikipediA.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_designated_terrorist_organizations

Foreign Terrorist Organizations. U.S. Department of State.
www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm

Global Terrorist Organizations. World Statesmen.org.
www.worldstatesmen.org/Terrorist.html

Liberation Movements, Terrorist Organizations, Substance Cartels, and Other Para-State Entities. The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) very smoothly lumps terrorist groups in with other organizations of lesser threat and and higher moral standing. (No surprise there).
www.fas.org/irp/world/para/

Periodic Table of Terrorist Groups. Navanti.
http://navantigroup.com/content/periodic-table-terrorist-organizations

Listing of Terrorist Organisations. Australian National Security.
www.nationalsecurity.gov.au/agd/www/nationalsecurity.nsf/AllDocs/95FB05 . . .

India - Terrorist, insurgent, and extremist groups. South Asia Terrorism Portal.
www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/terroristoutfits/index.html

Proscribed Terror Groups or Organisations - Policy Paper. GOV.UK.
www.gov.uk/government/publications/proscribed-terror-groups-or-organisations--2

Active Global Terrorist Organizations. Google Maps.
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&t . . .

Active Global Terrorist Organizations CI Centre.
www.cicentre.com/?terror_orgmap

Terrorist Groups and Related Issues: Criminal Justice Resources. Michigan State University.
http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/crimjust/terror.htm

Terrorist Organizations. DMOZ - Open Directory Project.
www.dmoz.org/Society/Issues/Terrorism/Terrorist_Organizations/

Dissident Republican Terrorist Groups of Northern Ireland. Security Service MI5.
www.mi5.gov.uk/home/the-threats/terrorism/northern-ireland/republican-terrorist-groups.html

 

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