Ayman Muhammad Rabi' Al-Zawahiri: The Making of an Arch-Terrorist

  title={Ayman Muhammad Rabi' Al-Zawahiri: The Making of an Arch-Terrorist},
  author={Nimrod Raphaeli},
  journal={Terrorism and Political Violence},
  pages={1 - 22}
  • N. Raphaeli
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Political Science
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
Few individuals have had a more central role in articulating and practicing terrorism than Ayman Al-Zawahiri. Though born into the Egyptian aristocracy and trained as a surgeon, this gifted individual has always been attracted to the most extreme forms of Islam. In 1998 he brought his Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization into a union with the forces of Osama bin Laden, known as al-Qaeda (the base), in the effort to create a globalized network of terror whose capacities were demonstrated on 11… 

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