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Al-Qaeda a brand name

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posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 05:05 PM
while i watching the ITV news
they brought up that Al-Qaeda is more like a brand name now
used by diffrent orginazations to do things in its name

anyone else see this part of the report?

posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 05:07 PM
Thats true while they are actually different groups they will be generalised as "al-qaeda" here in the west.

posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 05:22 PM
As I said in another thread, the name is now more of a powerful symbol than anything else - used to strike fear into people like us.

posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 05:27 PM
How strange, I was just talking to a coworker..
Calling them a "Franchise".

then I see this thread..
I pretty much agree, I think there are plenty of mini Al-quaedas out there.
All using the same handbook.

posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 07:46 PM
Apparently it's working, because no one bothers to fill in the blanks. The news ticker reads the same thing over and over again.

posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 07:48 PM
Al-Qaeda is actually a "state of mind".
Anyone can claim to be Al-Qaeda and truly be so.

posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 08:07 PM
Although "al-Qaeda" is the name of the organization used in popular culture, the organization rarely uses the name to formally refer to itself. The origin of the name "al-qaeda" is disputed; some allege it was coined by the United States government based on the name of a computer file of bin Laden's that listed the names of contacts he had made at the MAK in the Bait al-Ansar guesthouse during the late 1980s. Bin Laden himself says of the origin, saying "We used to call the training camp al Qaeda [meaning "the base" in English].

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