By George H. Wittman on 1.26.10 @ 6:07AM
There is an interesting thing happening in the world of terrorism -- or rather among those who write about terrorism. According to some, the days of the growth of "Islamic extremism" are coming to an end and its followers are becoming, as the terrorism commentator, Marc Sageman, is quoted in the Financial Times, "increasingly desperate and fragmented." At the other end of the spectrum is Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University and formerly of the Rand Corporation. He stated, "Frankly, the threat from al Qaeda is more serious today than at any time since 2001."