Full article here.
If you’re interested in some of the backstory of Al Qaeda (The Egyptian government’s brutality, its socialism and the extremely rigid Islamic backlash that’s formed in the Arab world) Lawrence Wright’s article has insight.
The ignorance, ideological extremism, brutality and essential suffering (to say nothing of the suffering they condone and inflict) of Al Qaeda may come as a surprise…or not.
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