October 30, 2006

Zawahiri Dead? Al Qaeda Leader Target of Bombing

zawahiri_dead.jpgUPDATE: For technical reasons, we've had to repost this news item here. Please leave comments at new post here.

Ayman al Zawahiri was the target of an attack on a madrassa--an Islamic religious school--on Sunday near the town of Chingai. The attack is now said to have been carried out by an armed U.S. Predator drone. The attack killed at least 80 people.

There is no clear indication whether of not al Qaeda's leading spokesperson was killed. We all pray, though, that Zawahiri has met his maker.

Earlier reports coming from Pakistan indicated that the target was Faqir Mohammed--a local al Qaeda leader. The area was the scene of a massive pro-Taliban rally the day before. The Pakistanis also took credit for the bombings, but now The Blotter is reporting that it was the U.S. that carried out the attack.

The Blotter:

Ayman al Zawahiri was the target of a Predator missile attack this morning on a religious school in Pakistan, according to Pakistani intelligence sources.

ABC News has learned the raid was launched after U.S. intelligence received tips and examined Predator reconnaissance indicating that al Qaeda's No. 2 man may have been staying at the school, which is located in the Bajaur region near the village that is thought to be al Qaeda's winter headquarters.

Earlier story about the madrassa attack here.

If Zawahiri is dead (knock on wood) Allahpundit thinks this would be a great campaign issue. Either way, the Left will begin questioning the timing.

Bill Roggio has some important notes as to why Pakistan taking credit for the attack, when it seems the U.S. was responsible, matters. It does.

Jawa Flashback:
Zawahiri Dead

The last time rumors began circulating that Zawahiri was dead, al Jazeere claimed Zawahir was the "victim" of a U.S. attack. That's right, Ayman al Zawahiri the victim.

Today's headlines follow a similar pattern, with many news outlets playing up the innocents killed and the angry Muslims angle.

UPDATE: Apparently NBC had a reporter named Mushtaq Yusufzai on the scene. This reporter has enough street cred that he landed an interview with the local al Qaeda leader, Faqir Mohammed, who was alleged to be the initial target of the raid. Faqir Mohammed survived, and has vowed.....wait for it....jihad in response to the attack.

No mention of Zawahiri in the article.


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Dr.Paul Williams, the man directly responsible for preventing an
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assassination of the Canadian P.M., is being sued by McMaster
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Since the lawsuit against Professor Williams was announced his
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Paul L. Williams is an American author, journalist, and consultant. He is also an adjunct professor of [[humanities].

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wilkes
University, a Master of Divinity degree from Drew University, and a
Doctor of Philosophy degree also from Drew.

He is the author of six books, the most recent one being Dunces of
Doomsday: 10 Blunders That Gave Rise to Radical Islam, Terrorist
Regimes, and the Threat of an American Hiroshima.[1]

Williams came to international prominence in early June, 2006, as a
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into the suspicious activities of members of the faculty of McMaster
University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. These investigations, paired
with investigations being conducted by Ontario police eventually led to
the arrests of 17 terrorist suspects by the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police (RCMP).[2][3]. It should be noted that no main stream media
sources such as the Associated Press, BBC, and NBC do not name Williams
and the only sources given are a very questionable sources at
worldnetdaily.com and a online prophecy magazine. Prior to this, he
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