Save Some Shoes to Throw at Ayman al-Zawahiri
Last seen issuing racial epithets at Barack Obama in order to preserve Al Qaeda’s crumbling narrative, Ayman al-Zawahiri is under attack from a former jihadist theoretician. It’s pretty brutal:
A bitter, year-long feud that has shaken Al Qaeda’s ideological pillars grew even sharper last month. A former associate of Ayman al-Zawahiri accused him of working for Sudanese intelligence, wearing “women’s garments” to flee Afghanistan, and spreading an incorrect Islamic theory of jihad.
Mr. Zawahiri “is only good at fleeing, inciting, collecting donations, and talking to the media,” wrote Sayyed Imam al-Sharif in his latest attack on Al Qaeda’s No. 2.
You don’t usually see that sort of invective outside of the StreetWars mixtape series. But any effort from Islamic scholars — especially extremists, who’d do the most damage — to discredit Zawahiri and Al Qaeda should be strongly encouraged. Would it kill the State Dept.’s blog to take notice?