My favorite part:
The change in rhetoric aims to give al-Qaida’s message an appeal beyond hardcore Islamic militants, said Evan Kohlmann, of globalterroralert.com, a private, U.S.-based terrorism analysis group.
“It’s a bridge issue,” Kohlmann said. “They are looking to appeal to people who don’t necessarily love al-Qaida but who are angry at the U.S. and the West, to galvanize them against the West” and make them more receptive to “alternative solutions like adopting violence for the cause.”
“If you’re looking to draw people who are disenchanted or disillusioned, what better issue to use than global warming,” he said.
I had to read the whole article a couple of times and double-and-triple-check that I was on the real Washington Post website. Amazing.