Al Qaeda’s Growing Irrelevance

Andrew Sullivan —  May 2 2011 @ 3:18pm

Issandr El Amrani fleshes out his earlier remarks:

The trends that are winning out in recent years are the radical-resistance ideologies of Hizbullah (and to a lesser degree Hamas) and the radical-centrist view that fueled the uprisings. And in the longer-run, it is the latter rather than the former that have a vision of societies that are not constantly mobilized towards an external (or internal) enemy. The views of Hamas and Hizbullah address the problems of war and occupation, but not those of these societies beyond those problems. Bin Laden never really addressed either, his fight was for the glory of the impossible and in the hereafter.

Well, he is now in the hereafter. Enjoy the raisins.