Is al-Qaeda winning?

Is al-Qaeda winning?

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American soldier talking to detainees

Iraqis held by US Forces receiving basic education.

Seven years into the global war on terror, is al-Qaeda winning?

Part Four - Jihad Rehab

The Saudi Interior Ministry and the US Military have a reputation for being tough with al-Qaeda.

They've been more inclined to kill and not coddle suspected jihadis.

However, this programme shows that is changing.

The Saudis have converted a holiday camp outside Riyadh and turned it into a rehabilitation centre.

This is where al-Qaeda sympathisers receive art and religious therapy, as well as money to marry and settle down.

The US in Iraq also offers detainees therapy and job training in a camp in the middle of a warzone.

Owen Bennett-Jones speaks to current and former prisoners - including a man who drove a truck bomb that killed nine people in Baghdad.

He also speaks to those in charge and asks if such treatment is fair.

Can it really convince someone to stop believing in Jihad and supporting al-Qaeda?

First broadcast Monday 20th October 2008

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