On April 25, Fareed Zakaria will present a special CNN program titled “Why They Hate Us," a follow-up to his post-9/11 Newsweek story that explored the reasons for the hostility of terrorists towards America. The new special will focus on what’s currently driving religious extremist rage in the United States and abroad.
In the following advance video clip of a segment of the show, Zakaria and Reza Aslan, author of No god but God: The Origins and Evolution of Islam, turn to Saudi Arabia and discuss the role of Wahhabism on the growth of radical Islam. In the clip, Aslan notes that Saudi Arabia is particularly significant because it has positioned itself as the leader of the Muslim world. Though the Saudi government is officially trying to curb the spread of radicalized versions of Islam, Zakaria points out that there are also powerful figures in the kingdom who do not seek to differentiate the ideologies of Saudi Arabia and terrorists as strongly.
“Why They Hate Us” will air on CNN on Monday, April 25 at 9 p.m. and midnight EST. Watch the advance clip below.
NOTE: The airing of this special has been postponed by CNN. This post will be updated when a new time is known.