Sunday, August 19, 2007
nobody gets to use the word "Al-Qaeda" unless they are actually talking about Al-Qaeda. Yes, it's loosely organized, but it is not any armed Islamic organization. It's Sunni, and it is centered in Southwest Asia. It is the organization that grew out of the Afghani resistance to Soviet occupation. Anyone that refers to Shi'ite insurgents or militias, or allies or Iran, as Al-Qaeda has decided that from now on "Al-Qaeda" simply means "evil Muslim" and is committed to a generalized war on a religion, on a region, and on a race. That, or they are willing to abet those who are so committed in order to posture.