Al Qaeda drew its ideological support from the Muslim Brotherhood, the largest Muslim political group in the world. It and its allies drew on financial support from the governments of some of the world's largest and most influential Muslim countries in the world, including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. These are countries which compromise some 200 million Muslims.
I do not argue the evil hatred of Islam within the pretense of if I believe it or not. We consider an argument within it's own paradigm. Islam does not see itself as particularly relevant in the supernatural. to see Islam as Supernatural would be comparing two unlike things. Islam in the every day is a pedestrian ideology. It makes claims in a past tense, but it's aggression is now. There is no waiting for a messiah. Islam is proactive. Islam brings the messiah through violence. that is why we do not consider it a religion. a Muslim suicide bomber is not waiting for a change in physics. The Islamic caliph and the slaughter of infidels, Jews, Homosexuals and whatever other atrocity these thoughts come from is a government. It is not waiting for a priest on a rope to go into a holy of hollies. Islam is now. Islam is at a shopping mall... it is at Sbaros Pizza... it is at the World Trade Center. It is not Supernatural in it's implementation. It's wrong doers are not illiterate like mid-evil Christians. If anything an educated Muslim is a lot more dangerous then an illiterate one. Islam has made an argument of a supernatural past, but it does not wait for change peacefully. As such it is not a religion