As protests in Syria enter their sixth month and international support for President Assad dwindles, preparations for various transitional councils are underway. But competing interests have complicated the process of establishing a unified leadership. We speak with Chicagoan Mohyeddin Kassar, chairman of the Syrian American Society, about his efforts to broker a smooth transition to free elections in Syria. Also, terrorist attackers in New York, Mumbai and Oslo all shared a perspective: they saw their religion and way of life as under assault. We try to understand how such ideologies emerge as Worldview begins its retrospective and proactive look at 9/11 with Michael Sells from the University of Chicago. And on Global Notes, Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia listen to the new album Tande-La from The Creole Choir of Cuba.