Tuesday, September 13, 2011
How effective was Osama bin Laden's strategy from 2001?This Al Jazerra English report dated 09/11/2011, The 9/11 Decade - The Clash of Civilizations?, looks at Al Qa'ida and Bin Laden's strategy of launching an active "clash of civilizations" in the sense that Samuel Huntington had postulated.
This report seems to use "Al Qa'ida" in an expansive sense to include not only those who were a part of Osama bin Laden's core organization but also those who were directly influenced by him. They do make the case convincingly that the American invasion of Iraq set off widespread hostility in the Muslim world and radicalized many Muslims against the United States.
Tags: al qaida, iraq war
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