Terrorism > Terrorist
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
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
link found on at Legal Information Institute of Cornell University of
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
List of Designated Terrorist Organizations.
Foreign Terrorist Organizations. U.S. Department
Global Terrorist Organizations. World
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).
Periodic Table of Terrorist Groups. Navanti.
Listing of Terrorist Organisations. Australian
India - Terrorist, insurgent, and extremist
groups. South Asia Terrorism Portal.
Proscribed Terror Groups or Organisations - Policy
Active Global Terrorist Organizations. Google
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&t . . .
Active Global Terrorist Organizations. CI
Terrorist Groups and Related Issues: Criminal
Justice Resources. Michigan State University.
Terrorist Organizations. DMOZ - Open Directory
Dissident Republican Terrorist Groups of Northern
Ireland. Security Service MI5.
News Articles about Al Qaeda
July 22, 2013.
"Al Qaeda growing, but less focused on US, study finds".
Christian Science Monitor. A RAND study finds that Al Qaeda
affiliates have expanded but the organization is more decentralized.