EXCLUSIVE: "INSIDE AL-QAEDA: A SPY'S
It's rare to speak to someone who's been a member of al
Qaeda, and rare too to interview a spy.
The BBC's security correspondent Gordon Corera has - over
a period of many months - obtained exclusive access to Omar
Nasiri (not his real name) who worked for European security
agencies during the 1990s and infiltrated al Qaeda both in
the camps of Afghanistan and in terror cells in London.
His story is extraordinary, revealing the extent of
al-Qaeda's preparations - years before 9/11 - to target the
west, but also the British authorities' lack of awareness of
the growing threat of Islamic terrorism.
It'll be an unusual edition of Newsnight - more
documentary than daily news - but I think it's one not to
11/16/06 BBC - -Newsnight
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