It’s the world’s mecca for suicide bombers. This film explores the roots of the new jihad in Morocco: how it emerges in a town, in a neighbourhood, in a family.
More suicide bombers travel to Iraq from Morocco than any other country. This film reveals why young Moroccan men become terrorists. They’re bombing civilians not just in Iraq, but also in Europe and at home in Morocco.
Through the voices of mothers, widows, sisters and brothers, the film explains the processes that transform ordinary young men into suicide bombers, and how their families have to cope.
The film 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.
Our guide is Abdullah Rami, a Moroccan university researcher who’s become an international expert on contemporary jihad. He takes us through the development of Islamist violence in Morocco, starting with the attacks in Casablanca in 2003 in which more than 40 people were killed.