The "wilayat" debate

There's been a little debate and a couple of interesting posts (here and here) over at Abu Aardvark on OBL's use of "wilayat" in his pre-election statement to Americams and MEMRI's implication that he meant that US states that support Bush would be attacked. Abu Aadvark responded to a comment I left him on the first post.

Interesting stuff.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,