Islamist Terrorism and Democracy in the Middle East: Transnational Islamist Terrorism: Al Qaeda

@inproceedings{Dalacoura2011IslamistTA,
  title={Islamist Terrorism and Democracy in the Middle East: Transnational Islamist Terrorism: Al Qaeda},
  author={Katerina Dalacoura},
  year={2011}
}
The lethal attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in August 1998 and against the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon complex in Virginia on 11 September 2001 catapulted al Qaeda onto the global scene and made it the most prominent Islamist terrorist actor of recent times. This prominence has led to a tendency to associate Islamist terrorism exclusively with it. It has also led to the widespread assumption that Islamist terrorism now operates, more often than not, in a… Expand