Like most political organizations, Al-Qaeda has different factions in its ranks. One of the issues that separates its members in recent times is the issue of “The Al-Qaeda Man of the Year”.
The more conservative factions - the right wingers - are totally against the idea because they feel that the very idea is blasphemy against The Profit Mohamed. The more liberal - the progressive - factions believe that having a Man of The Year would show how modern and progressive Al-Qaeda really is and would enhance the effectiveness of their evangelical efforts.
The success, notoriety and ultimate martyrdom of their founder, Osama bin Laden , gave strength to the arguments of the Al-Qaeda progressives. It was that martyrdom thing that put the damper on the argument for a period of time.
The recent near miraculous successes of their brother organization, The Muslim Brotherhood, has rekindled the arguments with considerably less resistance to the idea of an “Al-Qaeda Man of The Year”.
I know that it is easy to confuse Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood because westerners do not understand the finer points. In very simplistic terms, Al-Qaeda is a religious organization with political aspirations; committed to holy war as a means of achieving universal subjugation of all free men whereas The Muslim Brotherhood is a political organization that uses religious doctrine in a holy war as a means of achieving universal subjugation of all free men. I hope this clears things up for you.
When we understand that The Muslim Brotherhood has been in existence as a political organization since 1928 and remained unknown to the western world until recent times. In a remarkably short period of time, the Muslim Brotherhood has risen from a minor footnote on the political landscape in the Middle East to a world force encompassing ten countries in East Asia, seven countries in Africa, and four other major countries to include both Russia and the United States. The last time the world saw such a meteoric rise to prominence was the Rise of The Third Reich - Nazi Germany under Adolph Hitler. And some might argue that Nazi Germany’s treatment of European Jews was much more kind and humane than the treatment of all those who oppose the Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood - to include other Muslims.
So what put such wind in their sails after more than three quarters of a century of anonymity?
If one were to examine the time line of events it is quite obvious as to how this resurrection of Satan’s minions occurred and why there is such outpouring of support for “Al-Qaeda’s Man of The Year”.
In 2011 after eight years of misguided combat, the United States pulled out of Iraq.
In 2011 after eighty plus years of relative anonymity the then outlawed Muslim Brotherhood was legitimized in Egypt when our strongest ally in the middle East, Hosni Mubarak, was ousted by the Muslim Brotherhood.
In 2012, the United States sent the Muslim Brotherhood $450,000,000 in American Tax Dollars. It has been reported that from the initial American incursion into Iraq, captured arms and ammunition were being exported to the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East by the trainload.
In 2013, working with the Muslim Brotherhood, the black flag of Al-Qaeda was raised over two of the three major cities in Iraq.
In 2013, the Egyptian military removed the Muslim Brotherhood stooge, Mohamed Morsi, the Egyptian Constitution was restored and the Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization in the nation of its birth.
In 2014, Barack Obama publicly refused to back the position of the Egyptian military and stood fast with his soul brothers, the Muslim Brotherhood - thus earning him the much envied title of “Al-Qaeda’s 2014 Man of The Year”.