Difference Between Al-Qaeda And ISIS: Senior AQAP Leader Holds ‘Press Conference,’ Said Beheadings Are ‘Big Mistake’

Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen is on a mission to distinguish its brand of terrorism from the Islamic State group’s. In stark contrast to the Islamic State group’s graphic videos, a senior al Qaeda commander denounced beheadings, calling them “very barbaric,” and said al Qaeda’s strategy for jihad is the only sustainable way to beat the United States, according to a statement released Monday.

“Filming and promoting it [beheadings] among people in the name of Islam and jihad is a big mistake and not acceptable whatever the justifications are,” al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) commander Nasr Ibn Ali al-Ansi said. Read More…


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