The 20th Anniversary of the Terrorist Attacks on Facilities in the United States: the Ideological Justification of the Takfiri Jihadists

Dobaev I.


Twenty years ago, a number of significant objects in the United States underwent terrorist attacks. As a result, several thousand people were killed, and members of the radical Islamist group Al-Qaeda and its leader Osama bin Laden were declared terrorists, although there are other opinions about the organizers and customers of these terrorist attacks. In this article, the author examines the ideological prerequisites that have been accumulated for centuries in some trends in Islam, which could become the driving motive for committing acts of terrorism by adherents of radical Islamism.


jihad, ideology, Islamism, radicalism, Salafism, takfir, terrorism, “pure” Islam.

DOI: 10.31249/rimm/2021.02.07

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