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Terrorism disembodied

I still remember how thrilled I was when I had an especially interesting lecture on the nature of Al Qaeda one and half year ago. Realising the contemporary make-up of the terrorist organisation was a relief on one hand and a multiplication of threats on the other: Al Qaeda is not an organisation as such any more, it is a franchise.

Now Al-Ahram in Cairo says it in new words. And I wonder how long it will be new bones to policy-makers and opinion alike?


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