How strong is al-Qaida?

“In the final analysis, al-Qaida is more of a security nuisance than a strategic threat. Al-Qaida has shown itself to be its own worst enemy and is in a process of self-decomposition.”

This is the conclusion of a thoughtful and evidence-based piece by Fawaz A Gerges, author of “The Far Enemy: Why Jihad Went Global”. Obviously we should not be complacent, but equally we should not exaggerate the threat or the support of ordinary Muslims.


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