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Al Qaeda at odds with jihadis: a West Point report

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A man looks at a picture of Abdelmalek Droukdel alias Abou Moussaab Abdelouadoud, head of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) seen on US monitoring group SITE Intelligence, on November 19, 2010 in Paris. THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images

Not all jihadis are the same. A new report from West Point explores how Al Qaeda discourages fighters from traveling to Afghanistan or Iraq, and often kills other Muslims, much to the dismay of similar organizations. Is Al Qaeda a dominant movement? And what motivates home grown terrorists? Brian Fishman joins us from the New America Foundation.

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