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Al Qaeda: The Looming Terror / A Discussion (Part I) #877886

CNN Evening News for Friday, Nov 09, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped discussion held with "The Looming Tower" author Lawrence Wright and CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen about the future of Al Qaeda. [WRIGHT - says we don't understand the enemy; explains where Al Qaeda started with Sayyid Qutb†, who hated America; outlines the view of Islam calling for a return to pure Islam; recalls how Ayman al-Zawahiri started a cell at the age of 15, the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, how Zawahiri was a miserable leader.] [BERGEN - outlines the thesis of Qutb's book "Milestones," which is a handbook for jihadism; comments on the militancy of Zawahiri after he was imprisoned.]
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