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Al-Qaeda 2.0: A Critical Reader

Donald Holbrook


On 16 June 2011, three days before his sixtieth birthday, Ayman al-Zawahiri was declared the new leader of Al-Qaeda, replacing the fallen Osama bin Laden. The veteran Egyptian jihadist had little of his predecessor's charisma and enjoyed much less popularity, respect and celebrity. Yet, as scores of jihadi commanders from different organizations have succumbed to their enemies' missiles, bombs and bullets, Zawahiri has soldiered on. His tenure as Al-Qaeda's leader has been marked by some of its darkest and most challenging moments, which have threatened the viability and future of Al-Qaeda's c ... More

Keywords: Terrorism, Middle East, Al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Syria, Jihad, Leadership, Statements, Media, As-Sahab

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190856441
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190856441.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Holbrook, author
University of Lancaster