Thursday, May 17, 2012

Al Qaeda is defeating itself

Muslims Turning Against Al Qaeda As Terror Group 'Implodes: A year after the death of Osama bin Laden, a new survey of Muslim publics shows al Qaeda is widely unpopular, with majorities expressing negative views of the terrorist group in Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey and Lebanon

a new Pew Global Attitudes survey finds.

In Pakistan, where bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals, 13% of Muslims hold a favorable view of al Qaeda, 55% an unfavorable view and roughly three-in-ten (31%) offer no opinion. Before his death in 2011, support for bin Laden himself had waned considerably in Muslim publics around the world, declining steeply over time among Muslims in Jordan, Indonesia and Pakistan, as well as the Palestinian territories. About time!

How to lose friends and alienate Muslims

How to lose friends and alienate Muslims

Osama Bin Laden did that a long time ago. It is time Muslim's wake up to what he has done in his private war with the west and act accordingly and they seem to be. In 2010 I discussed a letter written by a former friend and Commander who fought against Russia beside Bin Laden. This is a Letter written by Noman Benotman, a former commander in the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group who fought beside Osama against Russia!

The terrorist who said no to Bin Laden: You have lost your way! You are messing around with the DNA of Islam itself. I was impressed when I saw this interview on TV. It is obvious this man was a key high level player before 9/11 and was in on the meeting running up to it. This discussion was about an open letter written by Noman Benotman, a former commander in the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) and a former associate of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri.

In al Qaeda strategy meetings in Kandahar in 2000, Benotman warned the al-Qaeda leadership of ‘total failure' to realize their aims and called on bin Laden and al-Zawahiri to abandon violence. As you know they did not and he is out for good reason. He was at the high level meeting running up to 9/11, the Davos or terrorism and said no to Osama you will be defeated, this is not about Islam this is not Jihad.

He comes out now and says no this must stop. We are not winning and I was right. We have betrayed Islam. We are killing the very people and cause we were supposed to be fighting for. Knowing our response to past attacks they thought our response would be 200 missiles or so, so they took the chance. Needless to say they did more damage and killed more people than they thought they would and this is just beginning unless the Islamists quit because we must fight for our lives.

Noman Benotman loves and respected Bin Laden but like Al Zawahiri Al Qaeda number two he does not think Bin Laden was very smart. However, he did not have to be. He got this so called Jihad going and has incited the Islamist rancor he intended. whether he's Dead or alive the battle is on. For Islamists this has taken on a life of its own. In reality he is the greatest enemy of his people.

Bin Laden is solely responsible for all this war death and destruction. He's no frigging hero to Muslims. End this! Noman considered himself a freedom fighter and he was. He fought alongside Bin Laden against the Russians but said these wars have nothing to do with Islam. It is purely political and it is time to lay down arms, 100% and end all this senseless violence.

We know this but Noman says Al Qaeda and now Islamists of all stripes offers meaning to those who have none and gives them a cause but has nothing to do with Islam or Jihad. This all boils down to communications and I agree but Islamists are not interested in communicating. They are interested in our destruction. violence is their communication.

Osama stop bring shame on Islam. Stop killing your own people. Stop bring death and destruction on them. You forsook Mullah Omar who invited you into Afghanistan to give you protection. Bin Laden used Afghanistan for his own personal war against the west, the US, and Israel. This is not Islam , this is not Jihad. Restore Muslim integrity, end this now! An Open Letter to Osama bin Laden -- by Noman Benotman | The AfPak ...

A long time ago after years of watching Al Qaeda and the Taliban slaughter their own men, women, and children, I realized these are nothing more than all men clubs of disenfranchised thugs. In reality they have nothing to do with Religion other than to use it to keep their destructive clubs in power. I can finally see something that should have been done years ago and that is all Muslims turning on these private clubs of killers, alienating them, and kill them or allow them to self destruct.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

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