11:15 - SHARON HENDRY - 'RADHIKA'S STORY: SURVIVING HUMAN TRAFFICKING'
Last month the prominent Arabic language newspaper Al-Hayat published 'The Other Face of Al-Qaeda', an important 6 part series on Al Qaeda written by our guest Camille Tawil, a renowned Arab Journalist. The article illuminates the inner working of Al Qaeda prior to and immediately after the 9-11 attacks and also challenges al-Qaeda's own self image an organisation that is often reckless, confused and chaotic and which feuds frequently with its members, affiliate organisations and key allies. Their leaders are similarly shown to have little strategic sense and to often let down their own followers and supporters - including the Taliban to whom Osama bin Laden had pledged loyalty and allegiance.
Author Geoff Tibballs, in this book, celebrates the all too familiar embarrassing setbacks we experience, usually on a day to day basis, in our senior years. From picking up the wrong child from school, to misplacing your car somewhere down your own road, the signs are there that your old memory isnt quite what it used to be.
A seemingly innocent sip of Coca-Cola, drunk by a starving and desperately thirsty 14 year old girl led to the first of Radhika Pariyars human trafficking experiences. Drugged, Radhika woke up hours later, in great pain, only to discover that her kidney had been removed and sold to the highest bidder. Sharon Hendry is a senior feature writer at the British newspaper The Sun. In her work she has exposed international adoption rackets, tracked paedophiles in Cambodia and uncovered a plot to kill Russian dissident Berezovsky at Londons Hilton Hotel.