30.05.2011 26.Ijar, 5771 Tag 41 des Omer
Al-Qaida exploiting failed states for sovereignty
Takeover of Yemen's Zinjibar shows opportunity unstable regions provide to global jihadist movements seeking pan-Islamic radical state.
The reported takeover of the southern Yemeni town of Zinjibar by armed forces loyal to al-Qaida is a disturbing reminder of the opportunity failed states represent for the global jihadi movement.
Since being formed in the late 1980s in Afghanistan, al- Qaida’s unswerving goal has been to gain sovereignty, and to form a pan-Islamic radical state that would sweep away all current Arab-Muslim and Asian-Muslim regimes. Al- Qaida ideologues have named this vision “the Caliphate.”…