U.S., Allies See Progress in Selling Al-Qaeda as an Enemy to the Muslim World

[Washington Post] Walter Pincus - "More and more Muslim and Arab populations - [including] clerics and scholars - are questioning the value of al-Qaeda's program," Juan Carlos Zarate, deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism, said Wednesday at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Zarate said al-Qaeda "should be revealed as themselves being at war with Muslims, especially those who do not believe as they do or subscribe to the al-Qaeda agenda." "Victims of al-Qaeda terrorism are beginning to organize and are exposing the human toll of al-Qaeda's tactics." "These challenges from within Muslim communities and even extremist circles will be insurmountable at the end of the day for al-Qaeda."

2008-04-29 01:00:00

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