Understanding the al-Qaeda threat

{ "b" : "Al-Qaedaism: The Threat To Islam, The Threat To The World," , "cite" : "by Richard Whelan, Ashfield Press, €15.35."}

8th October, 2005

{ "b" : "Al-Qaedaism: The Threat To Islam, The Threat To The World," , "cite" : "by Richard Whelan, Ashfield Press, €15.35."}

The great 19th-century British historian Thomas Babington Macaulay once commented that the English Civil War had been “more discussed and less understood'‘ than any event in history.

One wonders what he would have made of the debate on the al-Qaeda threat that has preoccupied the world since the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

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