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THE NEW AL-QAEDA...........BBC2...............9.00

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RTKangaMummy Mon 01-Aug-05 14:51:04



The New Al-Qaeda

9:00pm - 10:00pm

BBC2 London & South East

VIDEO Plus+: 4081
Subtitled, Widescreen

2/3 - The Drug Dealer, Estate Agent and the Telephone Man

On 11 March last year, 191 people died in the Madrid train bombings. The killers - Islamic terrorists - were later cornered in a flat, though they blew themselves up, seeking "martyrdom", before they could be arrested. Subsequent investigations revealed them to be, outwardly at least, fully integrated into western culture. Their appalled families expressed surprise and ignorance. The parallels with the London bombers, as outlined in the second part of Peter Taylor's excellent series, are chilling. Taylor explores the ease with which a cell such as Madrid's, which included a drug dealer known to Spanish police, can flourish, and the security and policing failures that allowed the killers to plant 14 nail-filled bombs on packed commuter trains with such catastrophic results.


OldieMum Mon 01-Aug-05 14:55:42

I hope this one is better than last week's. Taylor took a very long time to demonstrate that terrorists use the internet (shock). I was very disappointed, as his earlier work on the IRA was so good.

dinosaur Mon 01-Aug-05 14:56:39

I thought last week's was good, actually. I am probably a bit slow, but didn't realise what extensive use was made of the Internet. The pornography of terrorism shown really shocked me, actually.

RTKangaMummy Mon 01-Aug-05 16:18:53


RTKangaMummy Mon 01-Aug-05 18:13:39


Eugenius Mon 01-Aug-05 18:39:56

lasts weeks was S-C-A-R-E-Y

RTKangaMummy Mon 01-Aug-05 19:35:31


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