De senast gripandena i Danmark visar
hur nordafrikanska islamister (liksom
pakistanier) fått en alltmera central roll
i den internationella terrorismen.
En liten skrift från Washington Institute
ger en del av förklaringen:In August 2006, al-Qaeda's second-in-command announced a new alliance with the Algeria-based Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), with the stated aim of becoming a "thorn in the neck" of America and the West. This radical network -- which is little known in the United States but has become one of the top terrorist threats in North Africa -- is active in Europe and may even have connections to aspiring militants in North America.