Sunday, December 27, 2009


I read before that many Muslims are fed up with Al Qaida because of the large number of innocent Muslims who die in suicide bomber attacks and Mark Lynch of Foreign Policy has also noted the decline of Al Qaida as a political force:
Whether it's AQ or not, nobody in Arab media cares
Posted By Marc Lynch Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 12:51 PM

Al-Qaeda's attempted acts of terrorism simply no longer carry the kind of persuasive political force with mass Arab or Muslim publics which they may have commanded in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. Even as the microscopically small radicalized and mobilized base continues to plot and even to thrive in its isolated pockets, it has largely lost its ability to break out into mainstream public appeal.

1 comment:

Ken Hoop said...

Maybe there will be more interest in the Arab media if and when it notices the increase in attention and discussion in the American media re the innocents killed by U.S. drone bombing in Afghanistan and now Yemen.