What’s the difference between Ayman al-Zawahiri and Ismail Haniyeh? Some would say the number of people whose murders can be laid at their personal doorsteps. That’s debatable.
This isn’t: Haniyeh’s victims, by deliberate choice, are Jews.
Today, “everyone” knows who al-Zawahiri is – or was. His history goes something like this:
An Egyptian medical doctor, he was involved from his youth with numerous Islamist groups, and was tried for playing a part in the 1981 assassination of his country’s president, Anwar al-Sadat. He spent three years in prison.
In the late 90s – after perpetrating numerous savage acts of terror, the Egyptian joined the Saudi Osama bin Laden in the leadership of Al-Qaeda, and was the brains behind the 9/11 attack. When bin Laden was killed by US special forces in 2011, al-Zawahiri took command.
This week, on August 2, 2022, after 11 years heading Al-Qaeda, a triumphant US President Joe Biden proclaimed the assassination of al-Zawahiri. “If you are a threat to our people, the United States will find you, and take you out. … No matter how long...
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