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Consolidating fast: Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb on its way to growth
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was officially created in 2007 when the Algeria based Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat changed its name to Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb, after having claimed publicly its linkage to Al Qaeda the year before.
 
Unknown enemy: Increasing threat or irrational paranoia for Europe?
The mass bombings in 2004 and 2005, in Madrid and London respectively, rang an alarm for many Europeans who until then had perceived the threat by Islamic extremists as rather distant and not as a direct concern to the continent.