Cagefighter 'cures' terrorists
July 23rd, 2012
01:34 PM ET

Cagefighter 'cures' terrorists

In past months, dozens of convicted terrorists have been released in the UK, including onto the same London streets. Seldom since 9/11 has al Qaeda, though weakened, had such an opportunity to create carnage on the global stage.  At the same time a no-holds barred fight for security is under way. It is unorthodox, but British officials say it is working, producing results which have never been seen before - and at its epicenter is a veteran Muslim cagefighter.

Over the last six months Usman Raja gave CNN's Nic Robertson and CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank exclusive access to his pioneering efforts; speaking for the first time about his work with former terrorists.

Read their phenomenal reporting:

PART 1:  Cagefighter 'cures' terrorists

PART 2:  Raja's success stories fighting terror

PART 3: Raja's path to anti-terror inspiration

For CNN International viewers, watch the inspiring "Caging Terror" documentary Saturday at 9.30a.m., 7p.m. and 6.30p.m. GMT and Sunday at 2.30p.m. GMT.

soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Winston

    Wait wait wait wait wait.
    Are we seriously using former terroists as cage fighters??
    Really? Seriously? Lets just put them to death to be honest, or in prison for a long long time. These people should not be spared in my opinion.

    January 23, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Reply
  2. Skorpio

    A pragmatic solution for Islamic violence is a MASSIVE CONVERSION OF MUSLIMS TO CHRISTIANITY or to any other religion except Islam. The best choice could be ANY of the Middle Eastern Arab CHRISTIAN churches which share the same language, culture and traditions as Muslims but NOT their satanic Islamic faith.

    October 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Reply
  3. Brahim

    What happening now is global switch in power. some terms like terrorism is used here, however,the whole picture will be seen after decades when powers will fall and emerging powers will rise. This is a war of civilizations. Byzantine, Romans, Somaryan,Persian...etc they have used terms similar to terrorism ,it depends on the situation..., and as a said, the whole picture will be seen clearly, after the shift or powers and this is done through generations. As a Jewish leader said"Islam never dies, it's a sleeping giant...." .

    October 2, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Reply
  4. warchief

    A dog used in dog fights can never be useful to society and needs to be put down. Same with these ragheads.

    August 29, 2012 at 9:22 am | Reply
    • Jomama

      You got it

      May 4, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Reply
  5. so what about attempted murder charges

    CHANGE THE NATURE OF A TERRORIST with a death sentence ?

    July 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Reply
    • Phunnie boy

      Gee whiz, you just took the very words right out of my mouth, you did, you did! We just can't have these there terrorists running around, can we, can we? We must, by all means, kill each and every last one of them, we must, we must!!!!!!!!

      July 24, 2012 at 12:26 am | Reply
  6. George Patton

    More right-wing bravado about "curing" terrorists and how the West is "beating" them. Actually, Al Qaeda has never been a strong organization to begin with although the Bush adminisration along with it's British henchmen did use it rather successfully to scare the public. Moreover, the true Ussama bin Laden has most died of nephritis back in 2001 or 2002 in the mountains of Tora Bora but I guess that we'll never know for sure!!!

    July 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Reply
    • //////

      I'd rather cure a ham.

      July 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Reply
    • Joe dirt

      Back in 2001-2002 I was f–king your Chinese grandmother with an American flag cape on. She loved it, she said "USA #1"

      August 14, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Reply
  7. Hahahahahahahahah

    So would a bullet to the head. Hahahahahahahahahaha

    July 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Reply
  8. 2012marandalaw

    Reblogged this on Marinchek-Marn and commented:
    Yeah Right..I Believe You...Sure

    July 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply
  9. 2012marandalaw

    Yeah Right..

    July 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Reply

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.