Most liberals don't even know that al Qaeda is composed of many groups yet. They seem to think it is one rigid asnd uniform organization.
Several militant groups have claimed responsibility for the blast but none so far has been credible.
One of these was Jaish Mohammed (Mohammeds Army), a name previously associated with a group known to be active only in Chechnya and Dagestan, in Russia. It is curious that the claim of responsibility was received by phone by Omar Bakri Mohammed, the leader of Al-Muhajiroun, a London based militant group known for his ties with bin Laden.
However, in December 1999 Jordan arrested 13 suspects thought to be linked to Osama bin Ladens network and thus thwarted plans to carry out a series of attacks on Jordanian territory. The leader of the group, Khader Abu Ghoshar, and his 12 associates had received training in Afghanistan on the manufacture and handling of bombs. He set up a group called Jaish Mohammed, comprising veterans of the Afghan conflict, which was responsible for several explosions in Jordan. It is possible that this, rather than the Chechnyan group, is the Jaish Mohammed claiming the attack on the Cole.