As Regimes Fall in Arab World, Al Qaeda Sees History Fly By
By SCOTT SHANE
Published: February 27, 2011
The powerful protests spreading across the Middle East and North Africa have shunned the two central tenets of Al Qaeda’s credo: murderous violence and religious fanaticism.
Powerful Cleric Joins Protest to Urge Islamic Rule in Yemen
By LAURA KASINOF
Published: March 1, 2011
SANA, Yemen — As thousands of demonstrators for and against President Ali Abdullah Saleh took to the streets on Tuesday, a cleric who is a former mentor of Osama bin Laden joined them to call for the replacement of the government with an Islamic state.
Whew, that was fast.