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Zawahiri Plays The Media Game
By Micah Halpern

Saturday September 30, 2006

I'm Predicting:

Zawahiri, al Qaeda's number two released another video on Friday.
The video, released on the internet, was picked up by al Jazeera.

Zawahiri was responding to President Bush.
Zawahiri called Bush a liar and a loser.
Zawahiri is playing a game of rhetoric.

Zawahiri is using the media in order to manipulate the Muslim world. His objective is to convince the Muslim masses all over the world that al Qaeda is alive and strong.
Zawahiri is following a long standing Islamic tradition of belittling the opponent in order to build up Islam.

It works likes this:
The leader of the opposition i.e. George Bush is portrayed as a weakling, as someone without belief or with the wrong belief.
The opponent is linked to another person or group who was shown up by and lost to Islam, in this case Bush is compared to the Crusaders.

As the battle against Muslim terror intensifies we will see many more of these depictions of evil Bush - the symbol of Western leadership.

4 June 2017 12:14 PM in Predictions

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