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Their tones may differ, but in each of three documentaries about the roots of 9/11 and its aftermath in the Muslim world there is one truly terrifying moment.

In “Al Qaeda 2.0,” which will be shown tonight with “Terror’s Children” on the new Discovery Times Channel and includes dramatic scenes of suspected Al Qaeda terrorists being hunted down in the caves of Afghanistan and the slums of Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Saad al-Fagih, a leading Saudi dissident, says, “There is an impending attack coming, and this attack is immense, huge and either as big or even bigger than Sept. 11, and this attack is full of surprise.”

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 Orlando Sentinel on al Qaeda 2.0

In becoming a television network tonight, The New York Times isn’t delivering all the news that’s fit to air.

Rather, it’s launching the Discovery Times Channel with two striking documentaries. At 8, the excellent Al Qaeda 2.0 examines the terrorist group’s move to the Internet. At 9, the wrenching Terror’s Children profiles Afghan youngsters who struggle in Pakistan refugee camps.

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2003 NBC News, Katie Couric, Re Al Qaeda 2.0

With the arrests of top al-Qaeda leader Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and one of his money men, US officials are hoping to gain important intelligence into future attacks planned by al-Qaeda operatives. Peter Bergen is the producer and host of “Al Qaeda 2.0,” a one-hour documentary on what the world might expect from al-Qaeda in the future.

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 Arrest Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) — A man believed to be the key planner of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — and linked to nearly every al Qaeda attack in the past five years — was in U.S. custody Sunday after he was captured in Pakistan.

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 More on KSM arrest, CNN

HEIDI COLLINS, CNN ANCHOR: Let’s go ahead and get some “Insight & Input” now into what the arrest of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed means.

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: We are welcoming your calls and your e-mails. You can e-mail us as wam@CNN.com. Our toll free number is 800-807-2620. Call us with your questions for our guests this morning.

Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 Timing of new OBL tape

PAULA ZAHN, CNN ANCHOR: The tape which U.S. officials believe was recorded by Osama bin Laden. Among the many questions posed by the new terror tape, is there any meaning in the timing of its release? Could it mean an attack might be close at hand?

More than two and a half years after the attacks on Manhattan and Washington Osama bin Laden continues to influence the scope and targeting of the global jihad that al Qaeda put into motion with the 9/11 attacks. In October 2003 bin Laden released an audiotape calling for attacks on the Spain, Britain and Italy, all countries that are part of the coalition in Iraq. After that tape was released an al Qaeda affiliated group attacked an Italian police barracks in southern Iraq killing seventeen, Islamist militants in Istanbul carried out suicide attacks against a British bank and consulate killing some sixty people, seven Spanish intelligence agents were ambushed and killed in Iraq, and last month multiple bombs in Madrid killed 191.

PAULA ZAHN, CNN ANCHOR: The tape which U.S. officials believe was recorded by Osama bin Laden. Among the many questions posed by the new terror tape, is there any meaning in the timing of its release? Could it mean an attack might be close at hand?

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