Barry Rubin points out that observers shouldn't be surprised that the failed UK terror plots were planned and perpetrated by "healers."
[T]he No. 2 leader of al Qaeda is Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri - who was previously a stalwart of the Muslim Brotherhood in his native Egypt. Zawahiri made the connections that led to his role in al Qaeda when he went to Afghanistan in 1980 to provide medical care for jihadists fighting the Soviets. Later, he was a key architect of the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed hundreds of innocents, and of the 9/11 attacks. [SNIP]
Other Islamist MDs include two recent leaders of the Palestinian terror group Hamas. Abdel Aziz Rantisi graduated first in his class from an Egyptian university in pediatrics; he succeeded slain cleric Ahmad Yassin as Hamas' chief in March 2004 - only to perish himself a month later.John Derbyshire hammers the point home.
UPDATE: Oh yeah, and Zawahiri says, again, that he wants to kill us. Ya think?
UPDATE: Jawa has the video (it's ninety minutes long). I suppose that Dr. Z. is performing his usual role as warm-up act for Osama.
I'm using my normal sarcasm here, but the approaching two year anniversary of the 7/7 bombings isn't far from my mind and we know how our Islamist "friends" love to mark anniversaries. Stay alert.