Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
Why would this guy have the authority to issue fatwas?

Similarly who is this mastermind and why has no one heard anything about him until now? I, like the rest of the world, was lead to believe Osama was in charge of that particular terror attack and he's been killed by the US as a consequence (along with a lot of others to boot).

It sounds like some people really need the first priority of someone to be terror or things become meaningless for them.
When the newly elected President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, was publicly setting his priorities, one of his top priorities was the freeing of one of the world's worst terrorists, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, convicted of terrorism in the USA, and sentenced to life in prison.

The way such terrorists are freed is by taking hostages and exchanging them for the terrorist.