From Secrecy News:
AN ISLAMIST CRITIQUE OF AL QAIDA
The actions of al Qaida in its jihad against the United States
have measurably retarded the objectives that the organization
claims to pursue, as evidenced by the defeat of the Taliban
regime and continued U.S. military action in the region.
This assertion would be unremarkable, except that it is now
being advanced by leaders of the Egyptian Islamic Group,
al-Gama'at al-Islamiyya, which itself is designated by the U.S.
State Department as a terrorist organization.
The Islamist critique of al Qaida appears in a new book,
reviewed and excerpted this week in the London Arabic newspaper
Asharq al Awsat.
See "Egyptian Islamist Leaders Fault Al Qaida's Strategy,"
Asharq al Awsat, January 11-12, 2004, translated by the CIA's
Foreign Broadcast Information Service, here: