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Abu Walid’s latest response in our dialogue

Abu Walid has released his response to my answers to his questions. I don’t have time to post a translation (since I am so woefully behind already on things I need to post). But for those of you interested, you can find it on his blog here.

I’ll put a page up on my blog later and add posting a translation to the list of things I need to do once I get my head above water.

Anyway, I’d like to thank him for his response, and once the thesis is done and dusted I plan to respond–although this won’t be for some time.

Speaking of Abu Walid, he has also released a response to someone challenging the authenticity of his information in relation to the Taliban’s disassociation from al Qaeda. There’s some interesting historical detail in there. You can find that response here.

Clearly I have dropped the ball with postings on my blog, because it’s full thesis panic stations at allthingsct and I have spent today with the trusty textas and butchers paper trying to map out what the hell I was on about when I wrote this chapter last year. If I didn’t know better I’d swear I wrote the chapter while imbibing in one too many glasses of wine. Sadly, I can’t even blame that.

So it is with frustration that I am reading the news but not able to post on what is going on.  You can, however, rest assured that I am still regularly shrieking at the computer screen and keeping a list of things to rant about at a later date. But I digress.

Anyway, apologies to anyone sending me emails. My inbox is overloaded–much like my brain. So unless it is urgent I am not replying.

Ok, back to writing for me.


  1. Steveo
    04/06/2010 at 10:25 am

    Lot of interesting things in Abu Walid’s response… Thanks Leah for sharing the dialogue with us.

    Abu Walid’s point about “Academics without Borders” is somehow very troubling/interesting, because it shows how terrorist studies are seen as completely delegitimate not only outside the West but also in western countries. Too many “black sheep” in the field after the 9/11, and not enought independance from government fundings have destroyed the credibility of having a true academic terrorist studies…

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