A loyal reader sent in this long piece from The_NATIONAL which takes a long look at the new book and concludes that its not going to have any signifigant effect on Al-Qaeda. Read the article to find out why.
Another reader sent in a tip that the latest epdisode of Al-Arabiya’s “The Death Industry” featured Imam’s new book and comes to the same conclusions or goes even further. Interviewed were Egypt’s Montaser Al-Zayat and Jordan’s Mohamed Abu Rumman and both agreed that the book was not going to have any effects on Al-Qaeda. In fact, Sayyid Imam’s jail-house slander of Zawahiri may make the Al-Qaeda #2 look like the victim of some kind of government-sponsored character assassination in the eyes of jihadists around the region and actually improve his image.
I haven’t seen the Al-Arabiya program and the transcript is not yet posted on the site but apparently there is a rerun on Tuesday.