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The Atlantic Monthly has a very interesting article about what one of their journalists found on a computer previously owned by an Al-Qaeda member, which he bought in Afghanistan after the US bombing in 2001.

Inside Al-Qaeda's Hard Drive by Alan Cullison

It looks like complaints and internal politics are just as prevalent in terrorist organisations as any large office. Internal factions, worries about poor accounting, things that could be on any office PC. Then there are draft justifications for the September 11th attack in America, and letters by Osama bin Laden himself. A bizarre mix of the mundane and horrific.
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