October 16, 2012
Who Counts as al-Qaeda?
Max Fisher, WorldViews
There’s an implicit, and sometimes explicit, question in the domestic U.S. political discussion of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya: Were the attackers part of al-Qaeda? After all, the young Islamist militants committed an act of anti-American terrorism. But that doesn’t necessarily make them members of al-Qaeda. So how can we tell?
TAGGED: Terrorism, Islamists, al-Qaeda