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The Heritage of the World Chapter 29

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September 11, 2001
the date when Islamic terrorists attacked the Untied States
radical Islamism
the interpretation of Islam that came to have a significant impact in the Muslim world during the decades of decolonization
Wahhabism
term for the rigorist, puritanical form of Islam
Iranian Revolution
that controlled the Saudi educational system during the twentieth century
1979
the year of the Iranian Revolution
Khomeini
the Ayatollah who united both the middle and lower classes of Iran to overthrow her repressive government and create a theocracy
jihad
a struggle; interpreted as a call for religious war, particularly in Islam
Taliban
the rigorist Muslims who had seized control of Alfhanistan by 1998
Al Qaeda
the groups of Muslim terrorists who established training camps in Afghanistan and attacked the United States in 2001
madrasas
term for Islamic schools that taught reformed Islam and intolerance toward non-Muslims and the West
Persian Gulf War of 1991
the war triggered by Iraq's invasiono f Kuwait
Saddam Hussein
the Iraqui leader who made the decision to invade Kuwait and later became a terrorist leader; executed in 2006
Osama bin Laden
the Islamic extremist who
George W. Bush
the president who created "a war on terrorism"
war on terrorism
the United States' aggressive foreign policy under George G. Bush
Iraq War
the war in which Britain and the United States invaded Iraq and destroyed the government of Saddam Hussein
train bombings in Madrid
the event in which Al Qaeda terrorists killed at least 190 people in Spain
2004
the year of the train bombings in Madrid
bus/subway bombings in London
the event in which terrorist bombings struck England with significant loss of life
2005
the year when the bus/subway bombings occurred in London