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Windows on the World for the week commencing 4 July 2011

Monday 4 July: The Story of Rafiq Hariri

Who was Rafiq Hariri and who might have wanted to kill him? Reporting from Beirut Owen Bennett Jones looks back at the life of the former Lebanese prime minister - the man they called Mr Lebanon who was killed by a powerful truck bomb with 20 others in February 2005. The UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon - tasked with bringing the killers to justice -has issued four arrest warrants which are reported to name senior members of the Shia militant and political group Hezbollah.

Tuesday 5 July: America's Own Extremists (Part 1 of 2)

Until now nearly all large-scale terror plots directed at the U.S. have been orchestrated by overseas groups. But now there are signs that some native-born American Muslims are becoming radicalised, and turning their sights on their own country. BBC Washington Correspondent, Jonny Dymond, examines this new trend and finds out more about this latest threat to American security and multicultural values.

Wednesday 6 July: Sulak Sivaraksa, Buddhist activist and writer

Thailand, like many Asian countries, has focussed on rising GDP and national income as a sign of success but is that focus misplaced? Sulak Sivaraksa thinks it is. He's a veteran social campaigner, Buddhist activist and writer who has been jailed in Thailand and briefly forced into exile. The Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls him one of the most influential thinkers in Asia. Stephen Sackur talks to Sulak Sivaraksa at his home in Bangkok and asks: is he a visionary or a troublemaker?

Thursday 7 July: The Big House (Part 1 of 2)

A two part series looking at the rehabilitation of young Aboriginals in a prison in South Australia. Sharon Mascall has spent months following 18 young men – mostly Aboriginal – who are serving time at Port Augusta prison. To the men featured in the programme the jail is 'The Big House': a rite of passage, which has become ingrained in their culture.