Meet the New Jihad

(TIME) Michael Ware - In a safe house on the outskirts of Fallujah, the men wear white robes and long beards and greet each other solemnly. They are all Iraqi, but their beliefs are those of the strict Wahhabi strain of Islam repressed under Saddam Hussein. Militants like these are determined to wreak more carnage and have no intention of laying down their arms. A TIME investigation of the insurgency today - based on meetings with insurgents, tribal leaders, religious clerics, and U.S. intelligence officials - reveals that the militants are turning the resistance into an international jihadist movement.

2004-06-29 00:00:00

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