Template talk:Al-Qaeda and direct affiliates

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I would argue that the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and East Turkestan Movement are supporters of Al-Qaeda at best. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.72.98.47 (talk) 21:11, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

There is no reason that the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, a secular, ethno-nationalist organisation, should be included as a supporter of Al Qaeda. Pmolloy291 (talk) 01:46, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Purpose of this template?[edit]

This template is rife with problems. What differentiates a "major supporter" from a "supporter?" How does a nation make the list of "opposers?" Too many of the names mentioned cannot be possibly verified. I propose a deletion/merge of this template to Template:Al-Qaeda. Any franchises can be placed on that one.--RDavi404 (talk) 18:07, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Name of template[edit]

"Franchises"? What, is al-Qaeda suddenly in the restaurant business? The word "franchise" has such a strong connection to commercial activities that it is inappropriate for this infobox. These organisations aren't selling anything but jihad. The name of this template should be changed. I propose "Direct affiliates of al-Qaeda", but if others have their own ideas, feel free to propose them below. ~~ Lothar von Richthofen (talk) 13:02, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Seeing as how the original creator of the template was indefinitely blocked for incompetence, including an exceedingly poor grasp of the English language, I have gone ahead and moved it myself. If anyone objects, please provide substantial reasoning. ~~ Lothar von Richthofen (talk) 15:38, 20 April 2012 (UTC)