This morning I was listening to WAMU's "Morning Edition" and besides all the buzz about what to do with the alarming problem of piracy, there was an interesting note about the possibility that in the future Al Qaeda or other terrorist organization could join or collaborate with the pirates.
At the time of this writing the program is still ongoing and I can't link you to the transcript. I will do that as soon as it becomes available. [UPDATE: The story is available now here] On the meantime, the web appears to be full of articles about the issue. Here is an article at Newsweek.
UPDATE: Another article here, from the Christian Science Monitor