Al-Qaida Leader Invites Web Questions

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Al-Qaida recently asked supporters to submit questions on the Web to the terrorist group. More than 2,000 inquiries posted on a message board are to be answered by Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri. Many of the questions were from women asking about their role in jihad. A substantial number of people also asked when they would see another attack in the United States.

Madeleine Brand talks to Rita Katz, director of the SITE Intelligence Group, about what this latest communication tells us.



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