April 19, 2019

Ayman al-Zawahiri becomes new al-Qaeda leader

Ayman al-Zawahiri - take away the gun and the erect index finger and he is just another confused looking old Egyptian dude.

Ayman al-Zawahiri has been appointed as al-Qaeda leader, says a statement allegedly issued by the organisation’s general command.

The move follows the US assasination of former leader Osama Bin Laden last month in Pakistan.

Zawahiri was Bin Laden’s deputy for years and is believed by some to have been the “operational brains” behind the 9/11 attacks on the US.

He warned just over a week ago that Bin Laden would continue to “terrify” the US from beyond the grave.

So al-Zawahiri is the new bogeyman. It will be intersting to see if al-Qaeda still has any mass appeal among radicals in the Muslim world. It is starting to reek a bit of ‘yesterdays’ men.

Newswarped says ‘men’ because al-Qaeda seems to think that women are only good for sex and suicide bombing.

It is just as well that there are far more peace loving muslims in the world than radical idiots.