Season 23, Episode 6 Al Qaeda's New Front

First Aired: January 25, 2005

“Al Qaeda's New Front” surveys Islamic militancy in Europe, visiting Britain, France and Germany, as well as Spain, where last March's train bombings affected the country's election. “Al Qaeda has mutated and metastasized into a social movement,” says producer Neil Docherty, who adds that merely capturing leaders won't stop it. While many cells have been broken up, “the war in Iraq is serving as a recruitment tool,” says Docherty, “and that just means that there are going to be more of them.”

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