The Changing Face of Al Qaeda


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Osama Bin Laden, the presumed mastermind behind the creation of Al Qaeda, originally formalized a global network of militants mostly comprised of Muslim Brotherhood members. These Brotherhood members, like Ayman al-Zawahiri, tapped into their own personal networks which later socially conditioned and recruited a mass movement of followers. Many were active militant fighters while many more were passive supporters to a newly established global terror network. Interestingly enough, many have argued that the original Al Qaeda Network no longer exists.

As Al Qaeda grew long after the Russian-Afghan war, many of its leaders became empowered. They split off moving into strategically positioned bases around the world. Their mission was to embolden Al Qaeda’s radicalized views of Islam in an attempt to create a “World Caliphate.” Needless to say, many leaders in this movement sought to achieve this strategic objective through government infiltration, passive social conditioning, and even through means of violent terror activities.

With time, an internal struggle existed within the original Al Qaeda network. Some members believed joining forces with non-Sunni Islamic persons would only strengthen their ultimate goals. Others believed working with such persons was off limits. Still, additional non-Sunni terror groups aligned with former Al Qaeda elements. Examples of these non-Sunni factions include Hezbollah, Colombia’s FARC, and even cartels such as Los Zetas in Mexico. Of course, many times these newly “joined forces” are not always direct. Many times, the joining of forces comes through third party initiatives.

Like most mass movements, they are formed by a handful of individuals simply seeking power. These individuals groom members, yet, like street gangs, when certain members feel they have enough power, they move onto their own initiatives. These initiatives often involve the creation of their own groups. These groups are separate from their original mother group, yet at times maintain some allegiance, as seen in several Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs.  Such a move has been seen between Ayman al-Zawahiri and the Muslim Brotherhood recently.

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  • ObamaYoMoma

    So a few key questions must be asked when attempting to understand what Al Qaeda truly is today. First, is Al Qaeda still the terrorist network it was once believed to be?

    No….you are very confused. AQ is a violent jihadist group. Terrorism in the Islamic world is blasphemy, which in Islam is a capital offense, as terrorism is an un-Islamic manifestation only. Now jihad, which is holy fighting in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme and which can be both violent and non-violent, on the other hand, is an Islamic manifestation only. Hence, Muslims only wage jihad, which can be both violent and non-violent, in stark contrast to terrorism, which as its name implies is always only violent.

    Furthermore, non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad, such as mass Muslim immigration to the West for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme, relative to violent jihad is employed by the Islamic world against the West astronomically far more prevalently and therefore constitutes an exponentially far greater existential threat to the peace, security, and freedom of the West as opposed to violent jihad.

    Indeed, unless something changes drastically, Muslims can never hope to conquer the West via violent jihad because the West is way too far advanced relative to the Islamic world. However, via non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad, such as mass Muslim immigration to the West for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme, the West can be conquered by the Islamic world. In fact, it is already happening today throughout Europe, and it will also happen in the USA as well unless we make a course correction sooner rather than later.

    Moreover, per the dictates of PC multiculturalism, because jihad, which can be both violent and non-violent, is always conflated and morally equated with terrorism, which as its name implies is always only violent, non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad, such as mass Muslim immigration to the West for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme, is able to occur today throughout the West completely below the radar of scrutiny and totally unacknowledged and unopposed. Indeed, since non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad isn't violent, it isn't construed as being terrorism, and if it isn't construed as being terrorism, then it isn't opposed, courtesy of PC multiculturalism.

    Hence, while the writer of this very misleading article is primarily transfixed only on violent jihad, which per the dictates of PC multiculturalism he automatically conflates and morally equates as being terrorism, the reality is he is severely blinded by PC multiculturalism.

    Secondly, has too much emphasis on ideology been placed on today’s different radical Islamic terrorist organizations?

    I hate to rain on this writer's parade again, but the existence of radical Islam, extremist Islam, and moderate Islam or any other similar concoctions, exactly like the existence of radical Muslims, extremist Muslims, and Islamist Muslim or any other similar concoctions, are all false PC multicultural myths. The reality is there is only MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX ISLAM and MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX MUSLIMS.

    Additionally, per the dictates of the sixth and most important pillar of Islam and also the infamous sword verses of the Koran, it is an obligatory duty in Islam for every mainstream orthodox Muslim on earth to fight jihad in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme. No exceptions.

    Hence, ALL MAINSTEAM ORTHODOX MULSIMS ON EARTH are jihadists. A tiny minority of them are violent jihadists, while the vast overwhelming majority of them are non-violent stealth and deceptive jihadists, and the few that are not jihadists are not Muslims at all, but instead blasphemous apostates that per the dictates of MAINSTREAM ORTHDOX ISLAM must be executed.

    Unfortunately, this writer is still buying into some of the same absurd false PC multicultural myths and misconceptions about Islam that inevitably led to the two biggest strategic blunders ever in American history in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nevertheless, obviously his heart in is in the right place and I also commend him for his patriotic service to our country.

    Lastly, should counterterrorist professionals even stress about Al Qaeda any longer as one large terror movement or should they simply concentrate on the hundreds of terrorist groups in existence?

    No, what they should do instead is take a crash course in Islam and then use that new found knowledge to educate Americans and to lobby our government to outlaw Islam and ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage ASAP. As non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad relative to violent jihad constitutes an astronomically far greater threat, and also because zero Muslim jihadists living in American as a fifth column would mean zero probability of violent jihad attacks on the homeland. Thus, without the probability of violent jihad attacks on the homeland and with the threat of non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad also eliminated, we could roll back the massive expansion in the size, scope, and power of the federal government that occurred thanks to GWB and get our financial house back in order before we end up becoming the next Greece.