Saturday, June 25, 2011

New Al-Qaeda Names

Wired has an interesting page running today looking for new names for Al Qaeda. They're doing this because some of bin Laden's final writings display an obsession with how far Al Qaeda's brand had fallen.

... bin Laden thought he was worse off, irreparably tainting his terrorist organization by killing too many Muslims. He started brainstorming new names.
The problem is that bin Laden sucks as a brand manager. One of his new handles...? "Monotheism and Jihad Group." That was the original name of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's bloodthirsty al-Qaida franchise in Iraq that killed so many Muslims that Ayman Zawahiri begged Zarqawi to stop. When Zarqawi didn't listen, he lost his Iraqi allies, got blown up by the United States, and his group snatched defeat from the jaws of victory...
...we think you can do better... give al-Qaeda a new name - something that says, "Now With 20 Percent Less Eschatological Violence."
Here are my favorites:
Angry Beards
International House of Terror
Terrorists Without Borders
Yes We Quaran
The Artist Formerly Known as Al Qaeda
72 Virgin Airways
Mohammad and the Funky Bunch
Honey, I Blew Up the Infidels

And the winner, and easily the most popular entry so far:
Westboro Baptist Church

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