Freedom-fighters into terrorists: Conversion on the way to New York


While watching the horror that was unfolding on their television screens on 11 September, and for months after, bewildered people posed several questions that refused to go away when the World Trade Center images were replaced by the triumphant war drama in Afghanistan. Where did the terrorists spring from? Why Afghanistan? Where does Saudi Arabia fit into the picture? How did the terrorists become so powerful? Who funded and armed them? And, asked by most Americans, why pick on peace-loving, civilised, altruistic America, for goodness sake? This article seeks to provide some of the answers. Continue reading