TITLE

The threat of Al Qaeda

AUTHOR(S)
Seymour, Richard
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Middle East;Jul2004, Issue 347, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
When the president of the U.S. gives a speech about the scourge of terrorism one could be forgiven for thinking he is reading from a script written by artist George Lucas. Today, Al Qaeda, whether it be a loose network of terrorist cells or now just an ideology, is to the likes of U.S. President George W. Bush a new Evil which, like the Soviet Union before it, must be overcome. As Professor Bernard Lewis, a historian of Islam and the Middle East of high regard, reminds, much of the Middle East was, by the turn of the 20th century, dominated by Britain, France, Russia, the Netherlands and, later, the U.S.
ACCESSION #
13719226

 

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