US officials: Al-Qaida unpopular and 'imploding' - 15 Sep 2008 at 6:24pm - WASHINGTON -- Top U.S. counterterrorism officials Monday said al-Qaida is "imploding" and that its violent tactics have turned Muslims worldwide against the organization. "Absolutely it's imploding. It's imploding because it's not a message that resonates with a lot of Muslims," said Dell Dailey, the State Department's coordinator for counterterrorism.
Did al-Qaida ever have a message that resonated with a lot of Muslims? What kind of analysis is this?