Shiraz Maher

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Shiraz Maher and Samar Batrawi

All in all, the reaction of the online jihadist community to the Boston bombing was unusually tepid. For many, the relatively small attack was simply a sideshow to bigger operations, most notably in Syria. For others, it was an uncomfortable indication of the global jihadist movement’s real limitations in the West.

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Shiraz Maher

In comments taken from jihadi Internet forums, Shiraz Maher paints a picture of an al Qaeda struggling to understand bin Laden's death and ready to avenge it.