Friday, August 05, 2005
Count me unimpressed by this. Even if a new terrorist group in that area has chosen to take the name al-Qaeda, that's not the same as "al-Qaeda expanding into Palestine." Osama bin Laden and Co. has talked a lot about the Israeli/Palestinian question, but has never really moved much to deal with it, being more concerned with existing Muslim regimes they see as heretical and their supporters. By this M.O., one might almost expect an al-Qaeda-inspired Palestinian terrorist group to spend all their time attacking the Palestinian Authority, much like al-Qaeda-linked groups in Pakistan target the government there rather than India.