Popular Uprisings Leave al Qaeda Behind

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Peaceful protesters are overthrowing governments and raising hopes for new freedoms in the Muslim World.  Will al Qaeda and other violent extremists just fade away or live to exploit the likely chaos if high expectations are disappointed? Also, attacks in Frankfurt leaves two US servicemen dead, and the US Supreme Court upholds the right of unpopular free speech, even at the funerals of American soldiers.

Banner image: Anti-government demonstrators celebrate in Tahrir Square upon hearing the news of the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on February 11, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

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Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis