The year 2011 was singularly eventful in respect of the world-wide fight against terrorism. Not only did it mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it also witnessed some landmark developments that would determine the future of the global jihadist movement and our fight against the same. Since 9/11, terrorism perpetrated by Al Qaeda and the jihadist movement associated with it has often been seen as an existential threat. The jihadists have also succeeded in changing our way of life, the way we perceive security and our relations with others. They continue to cause fear and anxiety which often clouds rational judgment in articulating our response to the threat.