Has Al-Qaeda Found a Hospitable Host in Hamas?

[Los Angeles Daily News] Bridget Johnson - Some reasons why Gaza is attractive to al-Qaeda, and vice versa: Who better to fund the Hamas government's unpaid workers than the deep pockets of al-Qaeda? Gaza is a centralized launching base against Israel, the doorway to the West, but also against the Arab states that have been trying to stymie al-Qaeda's quest for the caliphate - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan. Gaza presents the opportunity to extend the interests of young Hamas militants beyond just wiping out Israel, while simultaneously assisting them in that endeavor.

2007-07-24 01:00:00

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