Why do more suicide bombers in Iraq come from Morocco than from any other country? This film explains the processes that transform ordinary young men into jihadis, and how their families then have to cope. It features exclusive interviews with close relatives of several suicide bombers, including the widow of Karim Mejjati, a senior al-Qaeda operative who participated in the 2004 Madrid bombing.
In a major revelation, we visit a small Moroccan town never previously associated with terrorism. In the course of one afternoon we meet the families of three suicide bombers and their leader. He’s still at large, causing mayhem and recruiting jihadis to die in Iraq.

45 minutes, Al Arabiya, 2009

Bruno Sorrentino

Executive Producer
Christopher Mitchell