Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Al-Qaeda is an international network of Islamic extremists founded by Osama bin Laden. The radical movement calls for a Jihad, opposing to any foreign influences in Islamic states and willing to install a single political authority over the Muslim world. However, after the death of symbolic leaders, such as Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, the organization is divided in disconnected affiliation groups. Learn more about al-Qaeda, its history and ideology in this book.