“Al Qaeda Inc. might suffer some initial setbacks from Osama bin Laden’s death, but so did Apple Inc. when shares dropped over rumors of Steve Jobs’ illness,” Rachel Ehrenfeld writes for CNN. “But it did not take long to realize that Jobs has established a highly functional corporation, and the shares bounced back.”
Ehrenfeld writes, “The same can be expected for al Qaeda Inc.”
“The jihadist organization has changed since its establishment in Afghanistan in 1988 by bin Laden and Palestinian sheikh Abdallah Yusuf Azzam. Al Qaeda Central has developed several branches and inspired many other radical Islamic organizations, each with its own independent resources,” Ehrenfeld writes. “Most rely heavily on a variety of illegal activities, ranging from drug trafficking to kidnapping for ransom, often in association with international criminal syndicates.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: And the winner of this year’s Stupidest Analogy Award is… Rachel Ehrenfeld!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “The DataDude” for the heads up.]