Create a 12 page essay paper that discusses ANATOMICAL ANALYSIS OF TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS ((OPERATIONS AND ACTIONS PERFORMED BY THE ORGANIZATION AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS INCLUDING SOCIAL MEDIA: DISSEMINATING THE IDEOLOGY/DOCTRINE ) FOR IKHWAN GROUP.
Terrorism has a huge cost, not just in terms of loss of property and lives, but also in terms of disruption of economies and political stability, which eventually leads to the failure of states. Terrorism inflicts immeasurable pain and suffering on people and nations all over the world, which makes the fight against terror groups a primary responsibility for the entire global community.
According to the Global Terrorism Index, nearly 18,000 deaths occurred as a result of terrorism in 2013, which is more than 60% increase from the figures that had been recorded in previous years (MacAskill, 2014). These deaths have been attributed to major global terror organizations such as Iraq and Syria’s Islamic State (Isis), Nigeria’s Boko Haram, Afghanistan’s Taliban, and Al-Qaida, whose operations and actions are spread across several parts of the international community. This paper discusses the operations, actions and external relations of one of the largest and oldest terror groups in the world known as Jamiat al-Ikhwan al-muslimun, simply referred to as the Ikhwan, or the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) (as it is commonly known in the western world) (Farmer, 2012b).
The Ikhwan traces its roots back to Egypt, where a teacher and cleric known as Hasan al-Banna (1906-1949) founded it in 1928. initially, Ikhwan was a Pan-Islamic outfit that sought to unite all Muslims (Farmer, 2012b). The group aimed to bring all the Muslims under a single Islamic theocracy that would be guided by the Koran, the Sunnah and sharia law (Iyaad, 2014). apart from that, the Ikhwan group also had a secondary goal, which was to expel all the westerners in the Middle East and other Islamic territories. On these premises, it is clear that the Ikhwan group was anti-secular and anti-western right from the beginning. besides merely seeking to unite all the Muslims, the group also had an implicit agenda of extending the influence of Islam beyond the Arab world