Misunderstanding Islam is a global enterprise. Yet no one ever seems to ask Islamic spokesmen in the West why, if what they’re saying is true, so many Muslims seem to get Islam so drastically wrong. “Pakistan al Qaeda Aids Yemen Plots,” by Adam Entous and Margaret Coker in the Wall Street Journal, November 5 (thanks to Maxwell):
Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda leaders are believed to be providing strategic and philosophical guidance from Pakistan to Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, the group Washington believes was behind last week’s attempt to ship bombs in packages to the U.S.
Increased communication and collaboration between al Qaeda militants in Yemen and the group’s central leadership have fueled alarm about terrorist plots which U.S. and European officials first detected months ago and which they believe remain active despite efforts to thwart them….