The growing, and mysterious, irrelevance of al-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda’s failure to fight for Palestine comes up repeatedly in jihadist internet forums. It also forms part of the latest ideological counter-attack against al-Qaeda by Sayyid Imam al-Sharif, one of its founders in 1998 and a leading jihadist ideologue under the pen-name “Dr Fadl”. He has since fallen out with its leaders, particularly Ayman al-Zawahiri, who succeeded him as head of Egypt’s Islamic Jihad group. Al-Qaeda, he now says, “did not offer Palestine anything except words”.
Yet Palestine is a problem as well as an opportunity for al-Qaeda. It wants to be linked with the cause that is dearest to Muslims’ hearts, but it has little to offer. Others have fought harder against Israel, chiefly Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hizbullah, the Shia militia in Lebanon. But jihadists of al-Qaeda’s sort regard the Muslim Brotherhood as, at best, deviant. By taking part in elections they place man’s law above God’s. And they see Shias as apostates.
Osama Bin Laden's messages from the wilderness get little attention nowadays. Al-Qaeda has been unable to land a blow on Western soil since the 2005 London bombings. Its leaders lurk in Pakistan’s tribal belt, hiding from regular lethal attacks by America’s unmanned Predator aircraft. Their Pushtun hosts are tiring of their troublesome guests. Perhaps most damaging, former supporters publicly denounce its ideology.
al Qaeda is dying, Taliban is suckling a dying corpse.
The smell in Paki is rank, al Qaeda in its death throes
will try and lash out in a meanless strike.
But al Qaeda is impotent long term.
Islam knows al Qaeda for wht it is:
Iran is backing and directing the Hamas
rocket attacks on Israel. 6,000.
Iran is sending operatives into Iraq. Link
Iran is close to a Nuke.
Iran is sending money and support to Paki terrorist.
The Hamas attacks are an attempt to
gain time and divert attention from their
Iran is now the leading exporter of terrorism in
the world today.
What will it take for a strike against Satan in Iran?
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