tv.broadwayworld.com

Click Here for Articles About 60 MINUTES

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Spy Morten Storm Appears in First TV Interview on 60 MINUTES

Related Links
Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, October 26, 2014Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, October 26, 2014
October 23, 2014
CBS News Sets Midterm Election CoverageCBS News Sets Midterm Election Coverage
October 23, 2014
CBS Wins Fourth Straight Week to Start SeasonCBS Wins Fourth Straight Week to Start Season
October 21, 2014
Sneak Peek - Woman Thrust Into End-of-Life Debate Set for CBS's 60 MINUTES, 10/19Sneak Peek - Woman Thrust Into End-of-Life Debate Set for CBS's 60 MINUTES, 10/19
October 17, 2014
Related: 60 MINUTES, CBS, previews & teasers

The CIA was able to target one of the world's most wanted terrorists because of information provided by a Danish spy who had gotten so close to the U.S. enemy that he was asked to procure him a third wife, says former spy Morten Storm about the controversial drone-strike in Yemen last year that killed the American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al Awlaki. Storm tells his story to Lara Logan in his first U.S. television interview to be broadcast on 60 MINUTES on Sunday, Dec. 30 (7:30-8:30 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Get a sneak peek below!

There were few terrorists the CIA wanted to catch more than Awlaki, who preached jihad against the U.S. in English over the Internet. Awlaki plotted with "underwear bomber" Umar Farouk Abdulutallab and influenced U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, charged with killing 13 at Ft. Hood, Texas, in a terrorist attack. Storm has come forward because he says the CIA will not give him credit or pay him a reward for his role in Awlaki's death. But Storm is convinced his mission on behalf of Danish intelligence and the CIA to make contact with Awlaki after the terrorist had disappeared in the Yemeni desert, was the conduit for the missile that killed him.

"No. There is no doubt [my efforts led to his death]," he tells Logan. "It was a lot of joyment [sic], I say, because it's good he died anyway. It is good."

Awlaki had become the head of Al-Qaeda in Yemen and was planning more attacks. "At that moment, Anwar needed to die by any means. He needed to be stopped," says Storm, a former criminal who converted to Islam in a Danish prison in the 1990s.

Storm's conversion led to his journey to Yemen, where he learned Arabic, became radicalized, married, and had children, naming one of them for Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks. He says he met Awlaki in 2006. "I liked him because of his views of jihad, because that was my view as well."

Sometime after, he says he had an epiphany. "I typed on my keyboard on my laptop, 'Contradictions in the Koran.' ...what I believed in for those 10 years suddenly was just ripped away from me. I discovered that it was all fake," says Storm. Pressed by Logan for an explanation for such a sudden change, he replies, "That can actually happen... it was an emotional rollercoaster."

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Spy Morten Storm Appears in First TV Interview on 60 MINUTES


BLOGS
Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW Welcomes 'Edward Mordrake,' Emma RobertsSpoiler Alert! AHS: FREAK SHOW 'Edward Mordrake;' Complete LIVE Recap! BWW Review: BIRDMAN Is a Remarkable Fever Dream Worthy of Both Stage and Screen
BWW Review: BIRDMAN Is a Fever Dream Worthy of Both Stage and Screen
dotted line
But, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Fri, Oct. 24th: Tony & Gaga Get CHEEK TO CHEEK 9:00pm: GRIMM | NBC

9:00pm: CHEEK TO CHEEK w/ Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett | PBS

10:00pm: CONSTANTINE | NBC

Click for more picks!

Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber