Mass murder of innocents spurs recruiting -- that is what we are dealing with. Obama said last week that Al Qaeda had been vanquished.
No comment from the leader of the free world. Party on, Obama!
Al-Qaeda Branch's Image Soars after Algeria Hostage Drama - Joby Warrick
A week of violence in Algeria and Mali has transformed al-Qaeda's North Africa branch into a cause celebre for militant Islamists around the globe, boosting recruitment and fundraising, and spurring fears of further attacks. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is being lionized in Internet chat rooms and in official statements by extremist groups, some of which are urging reprisal campaigns against Western interests. (Washington Post)