Al Qaeda: Infrastructure and International Jihad

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photoThey are franchise terrorists. Working out of basements, toiling in apartments, hiding out in remote areas around the world, hatching plans for terror. They lend their name, al Qaeda, and co-opt the causes of radical Islamic groups in countries the world over. Then they go to work.

A look at al Qaeda by way of Indonesia. How they snagged a foothold in the world's largest Muslim country, and why bombing a Bali nightclub might be just the first blow to the Southeast Asian economy.

Tonight On Point: The Bali bomb and the terror infrastructure behind it.


Rohan Gunaratna, author of "Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror"

Zachary Abuza, assistant professor of international politics and director of East Asian studies, Simmons College

Michael Elliot, editor-at-large, TIME magazine

This program aired on October 15, 2002.


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