Elizabeth II, Queen of England, is pretty much a figurehead, as well as practically a model of a matriarch of a dysfunctional family. She’s titularly the Head of State of the United Kingdom, as well as head of the Church of England, but her actual powers are extremely limited.
In fact, I’ve found the queen a wonderful barometer for just how loony some people are. Some peg her as a part of (or the head of) some vast conspiracies. Lyndon LaRouche tagged her as an “international drug smuggler.”
And now Al Qaeda is announcing that she is “one of the severest enemies of Islam,” and targeted her for assassination.
Now, I can see two possible explanations. The first is that Al Qaeda is simply that stupid that they think the Queen actually has some power in the world, and is actually involved in the day-to-day operations of the British government and the Anglican church.
The other is that they are simply looking for some publicity and attention, especially in light of their disastrous attacks in Jordan, which has a lot of the rank and file Muslims getting fed up with them, as they realize that Al Qaeda is now killing a hell of a lot more Muslims than us “infidels.”
Regardless, it gives me another chance to take my favorite actions against the Islamists — I get to laugh at them.