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Semi-protected edit request on 3 July 2014[edit]

37.15.182.33 (talk) 19:07, 3 July 2014 (UTC) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has admitted that Washington has founded Al-Qaeda.

In an interview on Wednesday at the U.S. network Fox News, Clinton admitted that the U.S. government He created Al-Qaeda.

He also stated that the group was funded and equipped with missiles, as well as everything they needed.

The U.S. official explained that the initiative to create this paramilitary organization currently employs terrorist practices around the world, was the U.S. government.

"When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, we had this bright idea to go to Pakistan and create a force of Mujahideen or militants, equip them, we gave them missiles and everything else, that will face the Soviets in Afghanistan, we succeeded. The Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan and let these fanatics trained and well-armed militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan, "he said.

U.S., mentor of the terrorist cell of the revelations of the Secretary of State itself, invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of fighting "international terrorism" military adventure that has claimed the lives of thousands of Afghan civilians.

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: False information, not even an attempt at false sources. Dustin (talk) 19:12, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
This editor is being misleading, but not entirely inaccurate. Clinton did not claim that the US created al-Qaeda but she did discuss how the US funded the mujahideen - Operation Cyclone. DylanLacey (talk) 04:45, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 July 2014[edit]

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Wrong and outdated flag[edit]

The flag shown is not the flag used by the international al-Qaida organization, it is the design that was used by al-Zarqawi's group in Iraq, which operated as Jama'at at-Tawhid wa-al-Jihad pre-2004, and as Tanzim al-Qa'idah fi Bilad ar-Rafidayn (al-Qaida in Iraq) from 2004-2006.

JTJ:

AQI:

As can be seen in the above photos, there was no standard flag JTJ or AQI flag. The size, writing style, and word arrangement differed between individual flags. The only consistency is the shahadah on top, a solid circle in the middle, and the name of the organization around or below the circle.

Flag of al-Qaeda.svg should not redirect to Flag of al-Qaeda_in_Iraq.svg. The yellow on black flag was specifically used only by Zarqawi's group, not al-Qaida central or even any other al-Qaida affiliates. From an interview with Major Doug Walter: "they actually found black flags with the yellow moon in the middle that was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's symbols" [1]. Dr. Markus Kaim as well writes of the flag as specifically Zarqawi's, not al-Qaida's: "His group also designed its own black flag, which sported a yellow circle at its center, most likely signifying the rising sun. Above the circle the militants had written the Muslim profession of faith and below the name of the organization. All these activites pointed at Zarqawi's self confidence as a terrorist leader equal to Bin Laden and Zawahiri." [2]

From a recent article regarding fighting between ISIS and Jabhat an-Nusrah: "The traditional al-Qaeda flag has a black rectangular background with the words “There is no god but God and Muhammad is the messenger of God” written in the Thuluth Islamic script." (i.e., Flag_of_Jihad.svg) ... "After this split [between ISI and al-Qaida], Jabhat al-Nusra abandoned the ISI flag, which it raised for two years in Syria and adopted the original al-Qaeda flag, with the addition of the words “Jabhat al-Nusra”" (Flag_of_the_Al-Nusra_Front.svg) ... "The leaders of the international al-Qaeda organization never raised the ISI flag, even in the early phases, when the two organizations were considered one. Osama bin Laden appeared in speeches, messages and photos with the original al-Qaeda flag in the background. No pictures were found showing Zawahri with any flag. For background, he uses a white cloth or a bookshelf." Although this last quote is referring to the flag of the Islamic State of Iraq, it applies equally to the flag of JTJ/AQI - al-Qaida central never used it. --Axiom292 (talk) 10:03, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

World wide caliphate[edit]

The wording from the introduction regarding Al-Qaeda wanting a world-wide caliphate appears to misleading, since it could easily be interpreted as meaning that they seek a caliphate ruling over the entire world, including non-muslim regions; whereas the provided references suggest that Al-Qaeda merely seeks a caliphate over the *muslim* world. For instance the Economist article referenced for this claim says the following (which explicitly limits the applicability to the muslim world). "First of all, they say, devout Muslims will always, in their hearts, see a global caliphate—a seat of religious-cum-political authority, holding sway over the whole Islamic world—as the ideal form of governance." LoveIsGrue (talk) 05:18, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Al-Qaeda number of operatives?[edit]

Many number in this articles seem outdated. The 2,500 operatives in Iraq ignores the present day situation with the Islamic State. Many former Al-Qaeda fighters in both Syria and Iraq have left Al-qaeda and joined the Islamic state reducing the number of Al-Qaeda operatives. If there is any information available on how many Al-Qaeda fighters joined the Islamic State that might be important to add in. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.84.222.21 (talk) 20:56, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Number of Al-Qaeda operatives - part two[edit]

Many numbers in this articles seem outdated. The 2,500 operatives in Iraq ignores the present day situation with the Islamic State. Many former Al-Qaeda fighters in both Syria and Iraq have left Al-qaeda and joined the Islamic state reducing the number of Al-Qaeda operatives. The 2,500 Al-Qaeda operatives in Iraq used to be "Al-Qaeda in Iraq" which is now the Islamic State. 10,000 fighters from the Al-Qaeda group Al-Nusra have also joined the Islamic state in reaction to their recent successes. Evidence for the 10,000 fighters joing ISIS is due to reports before that Al-Nusra had 15,000 fighters and now reports are saying that Al-Nusra only has 5,000 fighters. Logically this would mean they either disbanded or joined the Islamic State.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2669218/ISIS-doubles-size-one-fell-swoop-merges-al-Qaedas-15-000-strong-Syrian-offshoot-border-Iraq.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Nusra_Front

I recommend the following changes be made: Remove numbers on Al-Qaeda operatives in Iraq, and reduce Al-Qaeda number of operatives in Syria to 5,000-10,000 replacing the old 7,000 to 20,000 number. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.84.222.21 (talk) 22:24, 27 August 2014 (UTC)


Someone with privileges needs to edit the "strength" number in the right column for Afganistan. It currently says that they have 40 members and cites a source that is talking about 40 dead/captured. Jamesg166 (talk) 23:50, 15 September 2014 (UTC)jamesg166

Capitalization[edit]

Why is the 'A' in "Al-Qaeda" capitalized at the beginning of sentences and in the title of the article, but not at the top of the infobox on the right? WikiWinters (talk) 19:39, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

According to the Manual of Style for Arabic, the definite article "al-" is always lowercase, unless beginning a sentence. Article titles are in sentence case according to WP:TITLEFORMAT, thus "al-" should be capitalized at the start of article titles. I don't think there is any such rule for infobox titles.--Axiom292 (talk) 22:51, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
This is the title of an article as such the title depends WP:AT not the MOS. Usage in Arabic is not relevant it is used in reliable English language sources that need to be considered. -- PBS (talk) 12:31, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

al-Qaeda as an Islamist group[edit]

In searches:

Islamist seems to be the majority term. GregKaye 07:17, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Raw searches are meaningless. It is the usage in reliable sources that matter. -- PBS (talk) 12:29, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
Islamist and jihadist are not synonymous. Al-Qaeda is both. --Axiom292 (talk) 00:35, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, Islamist suggests someone whose politics are determined by a radical interpretation of Islam, whereas Jihadist suggests someone who is engaged in warfare or conflict on behalf of Islamist politics. Walterego (talk) 00:09, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 January 2015[edit]

Charlie Hebdo shooting should be added under Europe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Hebdo_shooting 50.103.47.187 (talk) 23:26, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

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Ideology[edit]

Isn't it just reactionary?

A few links: The Three Versions of Al-Qaeda Al-Qaeda's Strategic, Ideological and Structural Adaptations since 9/11 ISIS Has Kicked al Qaeda’s Ass – Fracture Chart Update April 2015 . TGCP (talk) 21:03, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Spain[edit]

Why is not Spain on the list of opponents? 81.202.177.150 (talk) 19:29, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Maybe Spain is not on the list by Hispanophobia... because Spain is in NATO and was attacked March 11, 2004... So, Why is not on the list?

Problem with leader[edit]

The leader states: As Salafist jihadists, they believe that the killing of civilians is religiously sanctioned, and they ignore any aspect of religious scripture which might be interpreted as forbidding the murder of civilians and internecine fighting.[1][53]

This is incorrect because it ignores the difference between muslim and non-muslim civilians

The targeting of non-muslim civilians is allowed under islamic law because there is no difference between military and civilian in Islam The only thing that makes blood illegal to spill is being a muslim or having a treaty wih the muslims Non-Muslim women and children cannot be killed however, that is they cannot be directly targeted So al-Qaeda only sanctions the targeting and killing of non-Muslim males

Regarding muslim civilians however, Al-Qaeda has never targeted them and this is not allowed in Islam to kill another Muslim Any deaths of Muslim civilians from al-Qaeda operations are regretted and they are never targeted, if they are killed it was accidental, and under islamic law blood money should actually be payed to their families

Nice incorrect rant, unsigned anon. 98.67.184.228 (talk) 21:42, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Al-Qaida is capitalizing on the Saudi bombing to strengthen its stronghold[edit]

"On Friday, al-Qaida fighters overran a key army camp in the capital of Hadramawt province, Mukalla. Officials said they seized tanks, rocket launchers and small arms.

Also Friday, President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Saudi Arabia's King Salman. The White House says the two leaders agreed" VOA exact quote

add ^it^ to the art. if you can edit aciada 70.194.101.199 (talk) 00:42, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Biased tone in the "CIA..." section[edit]

The purpose of Wikipedia is to provide a non-biased take on all things and the tone used in this section is not that. The section uses promotional language such as "his widely praised account" giving no justification to why it is quoted as this and not simply as "his account". It also seems incorrect to give such a short paragraph to the speech of Robin Cook, who, as the foreign secretary of UK, should have more weight put to his words than that of a journalist for CNN, despite the many books he may have written on the war82.2.79.213 (talk) 19:30, 18 April 2015 (UTC).

I took out widely praised. Section still needs work. - Mnnlaxer | talk | stalk 05:26, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Is North Korea really the official opponent of Al-Qaeda?[edit]

As far as I know, there is no official source reporting that North Korean government has claimed themselves as the official opponent of Al-Quaeda 50.92.35.105 (talk) 15:44, 02 June 2015 (UTC). i personally dont understand why qutbism is written as alqaeeda ideology,qutb never told terrorism,proof is his life and his organization muslim brother hood,also allies like jamat e islami,they are pro democratic,moderates who belive in humanity and God.never forget egypts first democratically elected prescident is from it. www.jih.org .please stop spreading lies against real islam.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Pkjasim (talkcontribs) 15:01, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

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″with origins traceable to the Soviet war in Afghanistan″[edit]

this phrase in the lead sounds misleading as it creates the impression the Al Q was founded by the USSR, whereas the sources (those cited and numerous other) indicate it was a front organisation of the C.I.A., at the very least funded by the C.I.A. as well as Saudi Arabia (a closest ally of the U.S.). I would suggest "traceable to the CIA when it supported the forces fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan in 1980s".Axxxion (talk) 13:36, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Such claims are contentious and disputed by numerous WP:RS, which are discussed at length in Al-Qaeda#Alleged CIA involvement, and in it's own article at CIA–al-Qaeda controversy. The article would be contradicting itself if the lead was asserting US support was responsible for creating it, and further down the page making the case against the theory. Gazkthul (talk) 00:10, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
At no time in history was Al Qaeda funded or supported by the CIA or USA. AQ's initial support was exclusively from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab donors. As Gazkthul notes, check the article at CIA–al-Qaeda controversy for further info. Walterego (talk) 00:05, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 9 January 2015[edit]

September 11th section's 4th paragraph should me modified to remove an uncited assertion that is inconsistent with other, cited, facts.

The sentence:

He also claimed the 9/11 attacks were not targeted at people, but "America's icons of military and economic power," despite the fact he planned to attack in the morning where most of the people in the intended targets were present and thus generating massive amount of human casualties.[221]

Should be changed to:

He also claimed the 9/11 attacks were not targeted at people, but "America's icons of military and economic power", despite the facts that a civilian site was targeted and thousands of civilians were killed in the attack.[221]

The edit is focused on removal of the assertion that the attack was made "[when] most of the people in the intended targets were present". The citation for the sentence is unavailable and, based on its title, unlikely to confirm this particular claim.

The figure of 50,000 people working in the towers ("The World Trade Center". New York State Museum. New York State Museum. Retrieved 15 November 2015. ) combined with apparent NIST estimates (cited on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks) of 14,154 to 17,400 people being present in the towers at the time of the first impact suggest that the statement of an intention to strike "[when] most of the people in the intended targets were present" may be exaggerated, or even inaccurate.

Citations given for these figures on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks :

131. Averill (2005), chapter "Occupant Behavior, Egress, and Emergency Communications", pp ??

132. Dwyer and Flynn (2005), p. 266.

It is possible that the attack was, in fact, planned for maximum civilian casualties, but we should cite a reputable source if it is to be the record here.

Yes check.svg Done Mdann52 (talk) 16:58, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Corrections to "United States Operations"[edit]

I believe that, in the first paragraph of United States Operations, the phrase "United States Capital" was intended to be "United States Capitol". Additionally, "Washington D.C., Maryland" should be corrected to "Washington, D.C."

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Yes check.svg Done. Thanks for catching those errors. Ivanvector 🍁 (talk) 17:38, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 February 2016[edit]

Please revert Justice307's edit. I already warned him about the edit. 2602:306:3357:BA0:C9DE:1D26:778E:AD19 (talk) 05:40, 28 February 2016 (UTC) 2602:306:3357:BA0:C9DE:1D26:778E:AD19 (talk) 05:40, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

Pictogram voting wait.svg Already done https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Al-Qaeda&type=revision&diff=707343323&oldid=707327545 Cannolis (talk) 12:29, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

Founding and Azzam[edit]

Just deleted a half sentence about the founding of al-Qaeda. [3] Guardian source deleted was just a sentence of a timeline. [4] The Bergen book excerpt is an archive which could still be useful: [5]. The first sentence of the excerpt makes clear Azzam wasn't on board with what al-Qaeda wanted to do. Wright's 2008 article cited says the same thing. Wright's 2006 book goes into more detail. Al-Qaeda was secretly founded months before the August meeting without Azzam. (p. 152 of paperback) Egyptian Jihad basically convinced bin Laden to support their plans instead of Azzam's. The book then has more info on how Azzam was sidelined.

The bottom line is that Azzam cannot be said to be a founder of al-Qaeda. I'm going to deleted his name from the infobox. Happy to discuss it here if that proves controversial. If so, please provide sources. - Mnnlaxer | talk | stalk 02:50, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Please provide a source for calling Azzam a leader of al-Qaeda. Because all the sources I've seen do not support it. "The founding of al Qaeda marked an irrevocable split between bin Laden and his former mentor Abdullah Azzam." Peter Bergen, [6]. Wright says the same thing. Riedel calls Azzam the spiritual father of al-Qaeda, but not a leader. I looked at all the citations in this article and at Abdullah Yusuf Azzam that deal with the founding of al-Qaeda, and only one says Azzam was anything more than present at the first meeting. That source is from Bill Moyers, which is the briefest of summaries, says "When the Soviets pulled out of Afghanistan in early 1989, bin Laden and Azzam decided that their new organization should not dissolve. They established what they called a base (al Qaeda) as a potential general headquarters for future jihad. However, bin Laden, now the clear emir of al Qaeda, and Azzam differed on where the organization's future objectives should lie. Azzam favored continued fighting in Afghanistan until there was a true Islamist government, while bin Laden wanted to prepare al Qaeda to fight anywhere in the world. When Azzam was killed in 1989, bin Laden assumed full charge of al Qaeda." [7] So even that source isn't a very strong one to use for calling Azzam a leader. - Mnnlaxer | talk | stalk 13:32, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

Command structure[edit]

This whole section is poor. The London bombing is COATRACK. Third paragraph is mealy-mouthed blather. Al-Bahri's book seems like a good source for pre-2001, but the text just says the book could be a good source, not what the details are.

The remaining paragraphs with long blockquotes violates NPOV. The Bergen excerpt I removed could be brought back here to counter it: "All of these assertions [from Curtis] are nonsense. There is overwhelming evidence that al Qaeda was founded in 1988 by bin Laden and a small group of like-minded militants, and that the group would eventually mushroom into the secretive, disciplined, global organization dominated by bin Laden that implemented the 9/11 attacks." [8] I would drastically cut this text and quotes back.

Al-Qaeda is not as substantial as is sometimes portrayed in the media: it has loosely-tied affiliates, supports free-lancers, provides inspiration, and doesn't have a global cadre. However, al-Qaeda core is well-organized with a definite structure and bureaucracy. - Mnnlaxer | talk | stalk 03:19, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Lead section[edit]

For the first paragraph, I suggest changing Islamist to jihadist, taking out Azzam, adding Zawahiri and Dr. Fadl, changing founding data to just 1988, and maybe a better transition than "with origins traceable" and taking out in the 1980s. It doesn't operate a stateless army and the perhaps a couple of the best descriptors should be listed only in the first sentence. Delete the kafir sentence as not worthy of the first paragraph, put it in the last lead paragraph. Just a start. - Mnnlaxer | talk | stalk 06:22, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Flags in infobox[edit]

@Babi400: As Gazkthul has stated twice, flags should generally not be used in infoboxes. See WP:INFOBOXFLAG and WP:INFOBOXUSE. The various group flags are certainly not useful and the four different flags at the top of the infobox are excessive. I'll keep the main one at the top as a compromise. If you wish to make an actual argument for their use in this infobox (something that makes sense, not "The flags are important for the comprehension of the global imagery"), please do so here to gain consensus for it. - Mnnlaxer | talk | stalk 02:48, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

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Al-Qaeda[edit]

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham left Al-Qaeda, they're not part of it. Beshogur (talk) 21:43, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

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Al Qaeda was pretty much destroyed by the United States and the remaining members are with ISIS. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Calholt3 (talkcontribs) 18:09, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

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Fake propaganda videos[edit]

The following news and information needs to be added somewhere in the article. I leave it to more experienced editors.

The Daily Sabah reported, "In a report published in October, it was revealed that the Pentagon paid a PR firm 540 million dollars for fake Al-Qaeda videos. These videos were used to track possible al-Qaeda sympathizers and anyone watching them via spy software."[1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.74.186.109 (talk) 04:56, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 8 December 2017[edit]

change militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization to militant multi-national organization that hide behind the name of islam 175.139.16.233 (talk) 07:17, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Terra (talk) 09:49, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 18 May 2018[edit]

Can you add " Iran (alleged)" to the allies list? It would appear Iran has allegedly arming al-Qaeda.

---108.162.179.236 (talk) 01:36, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

 Done L293D ( • ) 12:13, 18 May 2018 (UTC)