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Friday, June 17, 2011
Berger on Foreign Policy: Zawahiri’s American Court JesterI have a piece as part of Foreign Policy's roundtable on the start of the Zawahiri era of Al Qaeda.
Osama bin Laden liked having Americans in his entourage. Mohammed Loay Bayazid, a former resident of Kansas City, took notes at the meeting in which al-Qaeda was founded. Wadih El-Hage, formerly of Tucson, was one of the terror network's first members and eventually became bin Laden's personal assistant.
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For more about Gadahn, check out buy J.M. Berger's new book, Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, out now!
Also be sure to check out the other, rather-more-impressive entries in the FP Roundtable:
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