Watch for jihadist panhandlers: Brother, can you spare a dime for a mujahid down on his luck? Care to stake a fellow enemy of the Great Satan to a meal? From the New York Daily News, with thanks to Miss Moneypenney:
WASHINGTON – Al Qaeda is “heavily damaged,” constantly on the run and so financially strapped that it is having trouble making payments to the families of its dead fighters, the Daily News has learned.
The terror group remains determined, however, to attack the U.S.
“What we see, and I’m including information we’ve seen as recently as this month, is that the remnants of the organization are not diverted from their goals of attacking us,” a senior counterterrorism official told The News.
“Al Qaeda Central is heavily damaged,” said the official, who requested anonymity. “But they’re still plotting. These guys don’t do anything else.”