Informants: Inside the shadowy world of informants and counterterrorism sting operations

“It literally boils down into, if you cannot find terrorists within the Muslim community, make terrorists. Create the terrorists.”

YASSIR FAZAGA (Imam, Orange County Islamic Foundation)

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit takes you inside the shadowy world of FBI informants and counterterrorism sting operations. Following the 9/11 attacks, the FBI set about to recruit a network of more than 15,000 informants. Al Jazeera’s investigative film tells the stories of three paid FBI informants who posed as Muslims as they searched for people interested in joining violent plots concocted by the FBI.
Interactive Documentary : Informants

Interactive Documentary : Informants