Maher Farghali, a researcher specializing in Islamic movements, said he did not believe the American version of the assassination of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
During a phone interview with Out of Egypt, Maher Farghali explained: “The terrorist organization Al-Qaeda is present in Yemen and the Levant, has carried out an operation in France, and is spreading in Mali and the Sahel. So al-Qaeda is not over yet, but the quality operations carried out It is not as big and influential as the events of 9/11, after changing the vision within the organization to carry out local killings, as a thought that spread in the seventies instead of carrying out a global fight for the creation of a state similar to the state created by ISIS in the Levant and Iraq.
A researcher specializing in the affairs of Islamic movements pointed out that “the size of al-Qaeda’s operations has decreased due to orientation and differences of opinion within the organization, and not because of money,” adding: “Ayman al-Zawahiri does not have the charisma , and the former terrorist leader of Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, financed the organization, but al-Zawahiri limited himself to theorizing and set out his ideas in books.
Maher Farghali confirmed that he “does not believe the American version of the murder of the second man in al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, because the body of al-Zawahiri did not appear with the idea that Hollywood was leading the operation and spoke about it in a manner Hollywood films.”
Farghali expressed his condemnation for “not receiving information from al-Zawahiri and following him for a year”, citing the US version showing that “al-Zawahiri lived in the embassy area and not far from the home of the Afghan Interior Minister, Continuing: “I don’t believe the American narrator because he’s unrealistic.”