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Infiltration of Al-Qaeda, The

Filmmaker: API
Year: 2004
Length: 52 Minutes
Color: color
Details: SD
Cast: Mohammed Sifaoui

Description

This one of a kind documentary follows an Algerian reporter Mohammed Sifaoui over a period of four months as he infiltrated an Islamic AL-Qaeda network in France. Passing himself as a religious fundamentalist, who believes in the theories of Osama Bin Laden, he wins the confidence of the network members, who suggest that he do propaganda work, reconnaissance and information gathering for them on potential targets for terrorist attack. His inquiries led him to various mosques in Paris, and London, where he meets with leaders of the network, and then on to Madrid, where he is in contact with petty crooks dealing in false papers and credit cards whose job it is supply Islamic networks with fake documents. Members of the network, filmed by hidden camera, talk of their future plans for terrorist attacks. Another of this networks activities is the indoctrination of the young, teaching them an extremist dogma that advocates "holy war." One of the men we meet was an Al-Qaeda trainer, who trained and sent several young fighters to Afghanistan, many who were later discovered in Bin Laden's hideouts or among the prisoners at the American base of Guantanamo. This unique and powerful program produced in French and Arabic with English narration and english subtitles.

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