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  • Terrorism Series

    Newsweek investigates the global reach of the terrorist network Al Qaeda, how its "cell" structure worked, how it laundered money and how its leader Osama bin Laden attempted to obtain weapons of mass destruction. The first part of the series, published in February 2001, predicts that the threat posed by bin Laden is growing. The second one, two weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, reveals details of a possible 20th hijacker involved in the tragedy. Some of the online stories examine possible links between the WTC suspects and USS Cole bombers, and reveal that FBI has identified more than 1,000 people with suspected terrorist ties inside the U.S. The series documents "numerous intelligence and policy failures that kept U.S. authorities from detecting the terror plot being hatched under their noses."
  • Crisis in care: Community health centers in rural America

    The Post Dispatch reports on the problems of the small, federally funded and nonprofit community clinics designed for the needs of low-income uninsured patients. These clinics have become primary caregivers in rural areas, the story finds, as the number of uninsured in Missouri has soared since 1999. The article reveals that the centers themselves scramble for funding and qualified personnel, and many continue to operate only due to the services of some doctors and nurses working for free. Most doctors in the community clinics are immigrants because American doctors don't want to work in rural areas. The story depicts the dare needs of uninsured patients who - being unable to pay for doctor's visits - have neglected their illnesses for years.
  • Hate Club

    Time investigates the terrorist "world-wide web" Al-Qaeda, whose leader is believed to be Osama bin Laden. The story package reveals background details for most of the organization's leaders. The special report tells how al-Qaeda has been sprawling all over the world in the last two decades. Some major findings are that terrorists might have been using publicly accessible websites to hide their instructions, and that the organization might have presence in Bosnia, plotting to attack Nato military facilities there.
  • As Pakistan, India Join U.S. in Fighting Terror, Kashmir Gets in Way

    The Wall Street Journal looks at the potential impact that territorial conflicts between Pakistan and India can have on the "America's war on terrorism." The story reveals that even though the U.S.A. has Pakistani support for its global alliance against terrorism, Pakistan "remains a dangerous crucible for extremists processing a jihad on their own." A recent example, pointed out in the article, is an explosion in Indian-controlled Kashmir, a region in which both India and Pakistan vie for power. A major finding, based on interviews with American military analysts, is that Pakistani Kashmir fighters have been trained in camps in Afghanistan, established by Osama bin Laden. "This move cemented Pakistan's support for Mr. bin Laden's hosts, the fundamentalist Taliban rulers of most of Afghanistan," the Journal reports.
  • The Somalis

    Columbus Monthly reports on the growing Somali diaspora and reveals that Columbus has become their "capital-in-exile." The story finds that "unlike other American municipalities that have found themselves inundated with Somali refugees, Columbus officials have responded to the challenge of assimilating new Somali population." The report describes Somalis as devout Muslims and sheds light on the shock and disillusionment they experience, when they leave a culture of modesty "for a rich American city like Columbus, where materialism reigns supreme..." The story also reveals that Somalis face "difficult encounters" with black Americans - opposite to their expectations - because of language and religion differences.
  • The Crescent and the Tricolor

    "France today has more Muslims than practicing Catholics, and couscous has arguably become the country's national food."
  • Locked Up Tight

    About 3,000 detainees sit in U.S. jails for months or years in indefinite detention, some of whom detained on secret evidence. They are entrapped in a Catch-22 of immigration law: they don't qualify for entry to this country, but there is nowhere else to send them. More than 90 percent of all immigrants detained through use of secret evidence are Muslims of Arabic descent.
  • Just Another Evening in Kashmir

    Mishra explains the circumstances surrounding the murders of 35 Sikhs at Chattisinghpora in Kashmir, an area India and Pakistan have been fighting over for years. This massacre occurred days before President Clinton's historic visit to India. Following the murders, Mishra discovers, five, tall, well-built Muslim men were taken into custody, presumably by members of the Indian Army. Those five men were killed by the Indian Army in what the army called an encounter with the Muslim guerrillas responsible for the Chattisinghpora murders. However, Mishra finds that those men had no connection to the murders. Mishra suggests that Indian intelligence officers killed the innocent Sikhs -- and later the Muslims -- in order to make Pakistan look responsible for the Chattisinghpora murders. Mishra says India intelligence was hoping the media coverage of the murders would influence Clinton's stance on Pakistan.
  • Shame of Srebrenica

    CBS News reports about "the single worst war crime of the Bosnia war: the Serb massacre of approximately 8 thousand Muslims after the fall of Srebrenica in July 1995. It was the Serbs who murdered the Muslims, but our troubling story focuses on the shame that has fallen on a group of Dutch soldiers sent to Srebrenica as peacekeepers. They were sent by the UN to stop the threat of an attack by the Serbs, ... but when Srebrenica fell.. the Dutch handed over the Muslim people of the town to Serb troops commanded by General Ratko Mladic..."
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    ABC World News Tonight is there when Bosnian Muslims dig up a hillside gravesite where 23 men, women and children from the village of Ljolici are believed to be buried. The people doing the digging know where to look because one of them was there on the night of the massacre. (Jan. 31, March 7, 18, 22, May 31, 1996)