Every Al Qaeda Leader was a Member of the Muslim Brotherhood

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


All three of Al Qaeda’s leaders, Osama bin Laden, Saif al-Adel and Ayman al-Zawahiri were members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the murderous leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, was pardoned by the King of Jordan as a gesture toward the Muslim Brotherhood.