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Posted: February 4, 2014 at 3:26 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “You have this wide tapestry of jihadi groups now, like a spider’s web.All of these groups have the same ideology, they’re part of the jihadi framework, but they might have different focuses.” Aaron Zelin of the Washington Institute of Near East Policy, on al-Qaida’s decision to formally dissociate itself from the extremist group the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant

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