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Holy WarSeason 1 – Terror for the Faith

The images of 9/11 or September 11th, 2001 sent shockwaves around the world; the unparalleled terror attack changed the international political system. There seemed to be a gulf opening up between the West and the Islamic World. The film describes the roots of modern “Jihad” and shows that its causes can be traced back to the political history of the near and Middle East since 1945. It shows which turning points in Osama Bin Laden’s life led to his “declaration of war against America”. Al-qaeda believes in a history of suppression by the West from the crusades to the present day. The killing of Bin Laden in 2011 and the political uprisings in the Arab World are raising hopes for a weakening of islamically motivated terrorism