Gap Opens between Al-Qaeda and Allies

[Los Angeles Times] Josh Meyer - Al-Qaeda increasingly faces sharp criticism from once-loyal sympathizers who openly question its ideology and tactics, including attacks that kill innocent Muslims, according to U.S. intelligence officials, counter-terrorism experts and the group's own communications. In March, al-Qaeda's chief strategist, Ayman Zawahiri, released a 188-page Internet book to rebut complaints, particularly those saying Zawahiri and Bin Laden should be held accountable for violence against Muslims.

2008-04-25 01:00:00

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