One year after Osama: Is al-Qaeda finished or has it simply mutated?

Suhasini Haidar, CNN-IBN | Apr 28, 2012 at 01:40pm


Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to World View with me Suhasini Haider. Next week marks the first anniversary of a defining moment for the world - the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden, and we're asking today: Is Al-Qaeda now finished or has it simply mutated? We have in fact two journalists with us on the show, they've both authored some of the most renowned books on the subject. In the studio, Jason Burke, welcome back to World View. Jason is the South Asia correspondent for the Guardian, also author of 'The 9/11 Wars', and two books on the Al-Qaeda. In Washington, we'll be joined by Zahid Hussain whose books 'Frontline Pakistan' as well as 'The Scorpion's Tail' are seen as manuals sometimes on terror in Pakistan. But first, May Day marks the day America ended its single largest manhunt, capturing and killing Al-Qaeda chief, Osama Bin Laden. One year later, is his dreaded organisation dead as well or has it simply morphed into something less visible but more dangerous?