Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Yemen will be the centre of Al Qaeda after death of Bin Laden

By Nasser Arrabyee/18/05/2011

Yemen will be the global centre for Al Qaeda instead of Afghanistan after its top leader Osama Bin laden was killed, said Yemeni expert on Al Qaeda Wednesday.

The expert Saeed Obaid Al Jemhi said the Yemen branch of Al Qaeda will be first and the strongest to take revenge for their leader Bin Laden.

“Bin Laden brought up and raised Al Qaeda in Yemen and took care of them from the very, very beginning, so they consider it their first duty now to take revenge for his murder,” said Al Jemhi.
“The Yemen branch of Al Qaeda (Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular (AQAP) is the only legitimate born of Al Qaeda, the mother,” Al Jemhi added.

“Future of Al Qaeda after Murder of Bin Laden” was the title of the seminar which was held in Sana’a and organized by the Center for Future Studies, in cooperation with Al Jemhi Centre, a recently established think tank on Al Qaeda.

The top leader of AQAP, Nasser Al Wahaishi, is one of the possible leaders who will succeed Bin Laden, Al Jemhi said.

The American-Yemeni cleric is just an ideologue not a leader, according to Al Jemhi assessment.

Dr. Ahmed Al Daghshi, who participated in the short seminar, excluded that the death of Bin Laden would weaken Al Qaeda.

“Al Qaeda is an idea more than organization, so the death of its leader Bin Laden will not affect very much,” said Al Daghshi.

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