The History Channel running series on Islamic Fundamentalist movement

***image2:left***<P>September 11, 2001 now serves as the infamous reference point for the climate of terrorist-induced fear that has become a hallmark of the modern world. A wave of Islamic fundamentalist anger that had gained momentum for decades crashed upon the United States on that day four years ago, and the reverberations are still felt today and will be for years come. In five world premiere programs, The History Channel looks at the roots of today’s Islamic Fundamentalist movement, the men behind 9/11 — including Osama bin Laden and the hysteria and heroism that marked the most chaotic moments of the 9/11 catastrophe.</P> <P><STRONG>BROTHERHOOD OF TERROR (WORLD PREMIERE Saturday, September 10th at 7pm ET/PT)</STRONG></P> <P>For many Americans, the morning of September 11, 2001 made the threat of Islamic Fundamentalism a grave reality. But long before al Qaeda, the roots of this danger grew from an organization called the Muslim Brotherhood.</P> <P>Journey to Cairo, Egypt where the Brotherhood was born in the late 1920s. Learn how Brotherhood members passed radical ideologies to legions of followers, including Ayman Zawahiri, who would become Osama Bin Laden’s right-hand man.</P> <P>Today, some experts claim that the Brotherhood has put an end to their violent ways, while others believe that its dark history makes this movement one that can never be trusted.</P> <P><STRONG>THE 9/11 HIJACKERS: INSIDE THE HAMBURG CELL (WORLD PREMIERE Saturday, September 10 at 8pm ET/PT)</STRONG></P> <P>For years, they remained nearly invisible, a small group of dedicated men waiting for the perfect chance to strike. Then, on September 11, 2001, after meticulous preparations, they took action. The men’s full stories and the details of their ambitious plan have now come to light. THE 9/11 HIJACKERS: INSIDE THE HAMBURG CELL tracks the progress of this unlikely group of young men who grew from unassuming college students into religious martyrs. The leaders of the Hamburg Cell were responsible for the cultivation of the al-Qaeda plot code-named "the planes operation." The group’s leaders were four well-educated Muslim men who shared a common belief in radical Islam. Though Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, Ziad Jarrah, and Ramzi Binalshibh hailed from different countries, a spirit of brotherhood prevailed among them. In time, they committed to a singular purpose — to translate their religious fanaticism into catastrophic action.</P> <P><STRONG>OSAMA’S HIDEOUTS (WORLD PREMIERE Sunday, September 11 at 7pm ET/PT)</STRONG></P> <P>The hunt for Osama bin Laden continues, but the leader of al Qaeda remains an elusive target. For over 25 years, Osama bin Laden has been in hiding — sometimes by choice, often out of necessity. As a result, he has lived most of his adult life like a bandit, moving from one hideout to another in locations as far flung as Pakistan to the Sudan. Along the way, his terrorist organization has constructed guesthouses, bases and camps to train fighters. Using 3D graphics, this hour will examine the bin Laden hideouts, put into context how the world’s most wanted terrorist has stayed one step ahead of his pursuers for so long, and examine where he may be hiding today.</P> <P><STRONG>THE MAN WHO PREDICTED 9/11 (WORLD PREMIERE Sunday, September 11 at 8pm ET/PT)</STRONG></P> <P>In 2001, Rick Rescorla was the 62-year-old head of security at the Morgan Stanley Bank situated high up in the South Tower at the World Trade Center. For 6 years Rescorla was convinced that terrorists would use jet planes to try and destroy the World Trade Center. Long before September 11th, he developed an evacuation plan for the bank, unpopular amongst some city whiz kids who worked there who thought he was mad. His evacuation plan however ultimately saved 2,700 lives.</P> <P>Rescorla’s evacuation plan was put into effect after the first jet hit the North Tower. When the second jet hit the South Tower, he averted panic and organized a rapid evacuation of Morgan Stanley staff. Rescorla sang Cornish folk songs to calm nerves while thousands trooped down the stair wells. Rescorla went back inside to help those injured and trapped get out. He was still inside when the building collapsed. His body was never found.</P> <P>THE MAN WHO PREDICTED 9/11 tells Rescorla’s extraordinary story from his English childhood, to his heroics in Vietnam to his work as a/the security officer at the World Trade Center where he became convinced that an attack was imminent. It follows the dramatic timeline of what happened to Rick between 8:45 a.m. when the first plane hit Tower 1 and 9:58 a.m. when Tower 2 — and 500,000 tons of steel and concrete — collapsed on top of him. It features interviews with his biographer, Pulitzer Prize winning author James Stewart, his wife Susan, many of the men and women whose lives he saved that day, and footage of Rescorla making his predictions.</P> <P><STRONG>GROUNDED ON 9/11 (WORLD PREMIERE Sunday, September 11 9pm ET/PT)</STRONG></P> <P>In response to the attacks on September 11, 2001, the FAA orders all planes out of the air. U.S. and Canadian air traffic controllers face a calamity of epic proportions-how to safely re-route and land close to 5,000 planes carrying close to a million people. GROUNDED ON 9/11 tells the story of the how the Air Traffic Control System works and how it handled the events of September 11th.</P> <P>For individual air traffic controllers, the work is chaotic, intense, and deceptively simple: pick a new route for each flight; radio instructions to turn; listen for pilot confirmation; hold traffic to keep airways from overcrowding. From Cleveland, Ohio to Gander, Newfoundland, to Anchorage, Alaska, controllers searched for alternate airports to land large jets even as their traumatized colleagues stream back from break rooms after watching the attacks on TV.</P>Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.