America at a Crossroads: JIHAD: The Men and Ideas Behind Al Qaeda
Providing an in-depth look at modern, radical Islamic groups, "JIHAD: The Men and Ideas Behind Al Qaeda" explores the ideas and beliefs that inspire them, along with the challenges they pose for governments in the Middle East and the West. From the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1940s to Islamic organizations today, the film offers insightful perspectives of Islam from Western and Middle Eastern journalists, U.S. intelligence experts on the frontlines of the fight against Al Qaeda, and friends and contemporaries of Osama bin Laden and his lieutenant Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Executive producer: Clive Syddall, Paladin Invision
Producer: Bill Cran
Airdate: April 15, 2007 at 9 p.m. Check local listings.
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Osama bin Laden and Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the number-two man in Al Qaeda.
Courtesy Paladin Invision
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Welsh correspondent Gwynne Roberts, the first Western television journalist to interview Osama Bin Laden, in 1996.
Courtesy Gwynne Roberts
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Osama bin Laden and Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the number-two man in Al Qaeda, at a 1998 press conference.
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