In a post entitled "What al-Qaida Really Wants" over at Protein Wisdom, Osama bin Ladin's followers are referred to as a "band of Semtex-festooned medievalists."
Jeff Goldstein has noticed the two rival bands of medievalists. Like the Jets and the Sharks, there is fierce competition between these two groups. Also, like street gangs, we mark ourselves by our colors or clothing.
Al-Qaida medievalists are the ones who are Semtex-festooned. My gang are the ones who are tweed-festooned.