The Looming Tower (2018): Season 1, Episode 1 - Now it Begins... - full transcript

The chief of the FBI's counterterrorism unit, John O'Neill, invites rookie Muslim-American agent, Ali Soufan, onto his squad. Fighting to get information from the CIA, they soon realize their work is just beginning.

I am one of the servants of Allah
and I obey his orders.

Among those is the order
to fight for the word of Allah

and to fight until
the Americans are driven out

of all of the Islamic countries.

America has no shame...

We believe that the worst thieves
in the world today

and the worst terrorists
are the Americans.

Nothing could stop you except perhaps
retaliation in kind.

We do not have to differentiate
between military or civilian.

As far as we are concerned,
they are all targets

and this is what the fatwa says.

Thank you for coming.

With pleasure, Sheikh Zawahiri.

I have been told the Americans
have kidnapped our brother,

Ahmed Salama Mabruk.

We are finished with the warnings.

Enough talk.

We begin our mission.

We go now.