17 Jun '11, 12am

Facebook did a better job than jihadi movement

Ayman al Zawahri, long the second-in-command in Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden's chosen successor, released five recordings between January and April trying to link the uprisings across the Arab world to the jihadist inspiration behind the Sept 11, 2001, attacks. "Our Islamic nation is engaged in one battle against the contemporary crusader invaders campaign and against their agents, our corrupt and corruptive rulers," he said in the last recording released in April. But the jihadist battle cry has not been particularly relevant to the uprisings, and Zawahri even apologized in his messages for being behind the curve on developments in the Arab world: A result of being on the run, he said. Zawahri's effort to sell Al Qaeda's ideology as answer to the problems of the Middle East became even harder with Osama's death. If Osama was Al Qaeda's ideological leader, Zawahri, 59, has...

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