Generation Jihad [World Service]

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01The Documentary20100405"Peter Taylor investigates the terrorist threat from young Muslims radicalised on the web.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Peter Taylor investigates the terrorist threat from young Muslim extremists radicalised on the internet.

Following the attempt to bomb an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day, this landmark series looks at the angry young men of Generation Jihad who have turned their backs on the country where they were born.

In the first of three episodes, Peter hears from those convicted under Britain's newest anti-terror laws and investigates how some of the most notorious terrorists came to be radicalised.

He finds a generation that has shed the moderate Islam their parents brought to this country, and instead have adopted a faith that they believe compels them to stand apart from Britain and its values.

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02The Documentary20100412"Peter Taylor investigates the terrorist threat from young Muslims radicalised on the web.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Across the Western world it's no longer the threat from al-Qaeda that governments are most concerned about. Instead, it's home-grown terror plots hatched by their own citizens.

In this three-part series, Peter Taylor investigates the terrorist threat from young Muslims radicalised on the internet.

Although extremists represent a tiny minority of the Muslim community, some would argue they now constitute the single biggest threat to national security.

In the second episode Peter examines a network of young jihadists that stretched across three continents.

They were young, most had no direct contact with al-Qaeda and in some cases, they had not even met each other face to face but they were plotting together with murderous intent.

Peter discovers how members of 'Generation Jihad' were turned into terrorists through exposure to violent al-Qaeda propaganda distributed over the internet.

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03The Documentary20100419"Peter Taylor investigates the terrorist threat from young Muslims radicalised on the web.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Across the Western world it's no longer the threat from al-Qaeda that governments are most concerned about. Instead, it's home-grown terror plots hatched by their own citizens.

In this three-part series, Peter Taylor investigates the terrorist threat from young Muslims radicalised on the internet.

Although extremists represent a tiny minority of the Muslim community, some would argue they now constitute the single biggest threat to national security.

In the third episode, Peter looks at why the British government is now investing big money in trying to combat the appeal of radical Islam. But will its strategy work?

The British Government is spending £140m trying to counter radicalisation in the UK – it's a policy called Prevent.
Sir Norman Bettison, Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police in the UK believes that it will be with us for many years to come.

“I think this is generational, I think we woke up as a society in 2005 to the idea that people were prepared to commit suicide and carry out atrocities in Britain because of the perversion of an ideology. I think it's a generation of treatment to prevent the infection spreading, and I think that that will take us probably 20 years. ?

Travelling across the UK Peter Taylor looks at what Prevent means in practice and how it's attempting to head off the violent extremists in their tracks.

He speaks exclusively to “Kasim ? - a man who took his own journey to Pakistan - to the very heart of violent Jihad. He almost lost his life in a US drone strike before he renounced violent extremism. “Kasim ? doesn't see any change on the horizon.

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