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a place like this where things are controlled, it's a godsend. >> so godeski will be back every day he can. this is al jazeera america, i'm john seigenthaler. [ gunfire ] horror in paris. 12 killed in one of the deadliest attacks in decades. suspects identified by the french police. the manhunt and what we now know about a possible motive. the lives lost including several political cartoonists killed in an apparent attack on freedom of speech. the world react - demonstrations
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around the globe as leaders of all faith condemn the massacre. it is 5am in paris, the beginning of a day of mourning after one of the most violent attacks the city has seen in decades. before noon gunmen burst into the offices of the satirical newspaper "charlie hebdo." it opened fire and 12 died. one suspect surrendered, two are on the run. our coverage begins with dana lewis. [ gun fire ] >> reporter: gun fire on the streets of paris. a typical grey winter mourning in france's capital turned into one of the worst attacks in the country in decades. amateur video shown from a nearby vehicle showed the moment gunmen stormed "charlie hebdo." people on the roof of a nearby building runs for cover. a witness describes the scene. >> translation: i left the
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building to print papers i saw a building fly in two men got out, armed, dressed for war. >> reporter: police say two gunmen stormed a room. the paper car cattured prophet mohammed. the paper's editor and three cartoonists are among the dead several others are injured. bystanders took cover. amateur video captured two gunmen attack a police officer. the gunmen appeared to shoot the police officer, he fell to the ground and the gunmen ran towards him, appearing to shoot him again, point blank range, and killed him. the mass shooters ran to a car and drove away. they abandoned a black car and hijacked another vehicle. after the attack francis
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hollande president, told the nation he would do all he could to bring them to justice. >> translation: i would have to reply to the crime and do everything to ensure that they are arrested judged and punished in the most severe way. >> reporter: the french government put the country on its highest state of alert. >> what we have been hearing, and it's been developing over the last 5-6 hours, is that police know the suspects they identified them. the french media have been carrying the names for 6 or 7 hours. two are saad and sharif kulachi. photographs and names released by french police and distributed. police are on the look out. sharif karachi was prosecuted in 2008 for terrorist activities supposedly funnelling the insurgency in iraq to get people
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to fight american forces and was sentenced to 18 months in jail. there's an 18-year-old hameed morad whose name has been released. according to sources in the prosecutor's office a.p. is now reporting that he turned himself in a couple of hours ago, he surrenderered to the police. how did they get on to the guys so quickly, we don't know. there's a report as they fled the scene in one of those vehicles - in fact one of the three left their identify card inside the vehicle, and that got police on to their trail quickly. the two brothers the koachi brothers are from a suburb in northern paris here. the other suspect, the 18-year-old, is from about 90 miles from here. it was the scope of a major anti-terrorist operation with the police there. guns were out, and in the end
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forensic detectives then went into an apartment and scoured it for clues, believing there could be a link to the crimes. >> mark lyons, retirement army major and a senior truman fellow, he's back in the studio. welcome. what about the link to i.s.i.l. or al qaeda. what are we hearing? >> nothing yet. they are not going to take credit for it. they would have by now. it's not in their best interests if i.s.i.s. or al qaeda take credit they'll get the rath of the country of france. they could send troops to syria to fight i.s.i.l. >> are you leaning towards lone wolf theory. >> yes, as the individuals radicalized. they don't have all the other characteristics. they used ak-47s they were not suicide bombings or ready to give their lives for the cost. >> initially, initial reports can be deceiving. initially the suggestion was
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because of the way they were dressed, because they carried ak-47s, this was a highly sought out attack. then we see they left an i.d. card. >> anybody can be trained on the ak-47. it's the most deadly weapon in the world, over 100 million manufactured about history. they are out there to be used. the weapon goes from safe to automatic. it's a killing machine used to kill. >> any sign in this attack was imminent. >> do you know what this was a classic operation, 10 things have to go right before it to pull it out. they had the intel that the people were in the room at the time. security for the individual was not on the perimeter, it was close to him. he became part of the targets as well. >> you mean the police officers the security guard on the side walk. >> yes. when you think about it it would have been a perimeter based security. you put all the things together
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the car, the escape plan. all you had to do the limping fingers had to pull out. >> they could have gone to syria and gotten training. even so you don't think so. >> no i don't think so. these are not soldiers. it's simply to get trained on the webbon system. they are not covering each other. they are not doing hand signals, they are probably surprised on how easy it went down. they were going escape without another fight. >> do copiry cat's follow. >> you have to be concerned about that in cities - barcelona, london germany, munich. these are the kind of things that happen after the event. >> because it wasn't a suicide attack some suggested it was different. >> yes, that's why it's not necessarily a full radicalize his of individuals. >> they tried to say themselves.
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>> yes, they were not willing to give their life for the cause or cause more damage. it would have destroyed - they could have done car bombs before. >> you said they wanted to get away. >> they come in with automatic weapons, fire in shots that are automatic quick bursting and get out of there. >> good to see you. thank you very much. "charlie hebdo" was founded in 1970, it's a provocative, controversial - politicians, businessmen, religious figures have been skewered in the pages. it's a long tradition of satire in france. roxana saberi has more. >> "charlie hebdo" was founded in 1970, probably ridiculing different faces and politicians. many criticized it. the newspaper said it was protecting france's tradition of free speech. >> reporter: for decades "charlie hebdo" has shocked and amused readers. at times it mocked muslims, at
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other sometimes jews and christians. when it came to ridiculing public officials, the left-wing newspaper offended people across the political spectrum. in recent years the attacks on muslims caused the most controversy. in 2007 the paper was sued by two french muslim associations after printing cartoons critical of islam. a french court rejected the case. four years later "charlie hebdo" renamed an edition charlie islam. offices were firebombed soon after. the editor spoke to al jazeera about what motivated him and his colleagues. >> it's been 20 years that we have been provocative on many subjects. it happens every time we deal with radical islam, we have a problem. we get indignant and violent reactions. the newspaper said it had a tutee to update the press. the last tweet mocked i.s.i.l.'s
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leader abu bakr al-baghdadi. now the newspaper's website shows a defiant message in french "i am charlie" and people across the city are showing solidarity. >> we are in a national unity mode that when you attack one of us you attack all of us. we are all "charlie hebdo." and we are all defending our values and freedom. >> reporters without borders told me their worried about their own security because the attackers are on the loose. the group has guards posted outside their building. so do other media thank you. leaders from around the world are condemning the attacks. patty culhane has more. >> translation: from the u.s. secretary of state an unusual message of solidarity in two
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language. from the u.s. president, an unschedule statement. >> it's an attack on journalists, an attack on the free press. also attack on freedom of speech freedom of the press. >> reporter: the u.s. offered france any help that it needs in its manhunt. an investigation in the capital of europe condemn nation and condolences. we feel united with the french peep against terrorism and the threat to our values speech rule of law. it's essential to defend the values today and every day. >> arab leaders were quick to denounce the attack. the ambassador had this to say to al jazeera. >> it's painful, tragic unacceptable, no matter the region. it cannot be that you kill innocent people the way you did.
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>> at the united nations. >> i want to express my outrage at the despicable attack against the french "charlie hebdo." it was a horrendous unjustifiable and cold-blooded crime. it was direct sault on a cornerstone of democracy. it was freedom of expression. >> across the globe, this is clearly seen as much more than an attack on a satirical newspaper. but on democracy itself. europe int immigration groups -- anti-immigration groups are capitalizing on the attack the movement growing in france germany and freedom, preying on fears of islamization of europe. here is patricia sabga. >> reporter: wednesday's deadly attack comes amidst growing
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store for far right nationalist parties opposed to what some see as islam's rising influence over society. >> inevitably the reactions to events like this terrorists attacks, nationalist groups have almost always sought to make a little capital out of terrorist incidents. >> in germany the accuracy roots anti-islam movement would stage an 18,000 strong demonstration this week was quick to capitalize on wednesday's shooting. writing on the facebook page: the leader of france's far right national front said it's too early to draw political conclusions about wednesday's attack. but the party's anti-muslim platform propelled it to a
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landmark victory in france's european parliament elections last may. anti-muslim tensions are on the rise three mosques targeted by israel and sweden. anti-islamist movements gained traction as economies faltered. the latest piece of bad news hitting wednesday, with in inflation and the eurozone rising. >> the rise can be linked to this weak and seemingly never really properly recovering economy. >> wednesday night people throughout europe turned out to show support for the french. while mainstream muslim organizations in the u.k. and france condemned the attack. a picture of solidarity belying growing divisions in europe is
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islam. linda is the head of the american association in new york and a strategist for a campaign to take on hate. she is in our studio. give me a reaction to what you have seen today. >> the reaction is a horrific attack on innocent people journalists, police officers and my condolences to all those impacted in the paris community. >> you came in sat on the set and i get the feeling this has been wearing on you. can you tell us why. >> it's personal to think about the response the talk about islam, muslims and how this represents the entire faith community of 1.5 billion people and for me personally i support freedom of expression and speech and believe that there are people who have been killed in a place like paris - it boggles my
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mine. i read a quote from an islam column online. let me read you a quote from salman rushdie and said: what do you say to that. >> i don't agree with mr salman rushdie, but i fight for his right to say what he wants to say. i believe that my religion is a peaceful religion we have to remember two of those that were massacred today, one, a police officer, akmed mourahad and a copy editor working at the "charlie hebdo"." we want to make sure a lot of
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extremists are not just killing non-muslims, but muslims as well. this is impacting us as well. >> you are saying your religion has been hijacked. >> there are people doing outrageous things in the way of muslim. the question i ask when others commit the atrocities is do we do that to other faith. the blaming of an entire faith for the acts of a few. i had someone saying you can't disaffiliate because yes say they believe in allah. they are christians k.k.k. they were limping people and they were christians a fixation and obsession with muslims to condemn all acts of terrorism and saying it represents all of islam is ridiculous and wears me out. it takes a toll. >> you talk about this personally, and i know you talked about it off air, maybe
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you haven't talked about it on air. you get a lot of comments when you come on the air. what do people say when you come online. what you are wearing. >> they attack my faith, i'm a vicious person. my religion is violent. i should go back to saudi arabia. we worship a faith saying we should kill in fiddles and attacking me. and expectations where are you today, there's an attack. where is your condemnation as if i'm waiting for things to happen and me to condemn and apologise, it's expected from other faith communities. it wears down the community's expectations with us to condemn the acts of a few people out of 1.5 million muslims. >> how do they contribute to the positive part of the conversation do you think? >> it's the - muslims are out
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there condemning contributing to their communities, they are citizens whether it be in the united states, or australia. it's the double standard of some of the mainstream media. we had an attack on an n.a.a.c.p. chapter. >> which we covered. >> a man bombed it. he's on the run, a man is on the loose here. but no one talks about... >> do you really compare that to - no one was injured in the attack to the murder and slaughter of 12 people? >> no comparison to the atrocities in paris, but i'm saying islam is the focus, not the mad men, not the violent extremists. islam - they are called muslims, they are connected to a faith, instead of looking at the deranged mad men committing violent acts against people. >> thousands have gone to iraq and syria and fought in a war in which i.s.i.l. al qaeda and many others are conducting.
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>> it's not just three people. >> we have to talk about the root of the problem. 60,000 have been massacred. when you look at the west we have to... >> that's no excuse. >> it's no justification for violence. we need to look at things in context. let's look at france. there's a hypocrisy talking about freedom of expression when they don't allow the women to wear hijab. i can't dress like this to go to a university to give a speech. that's hypocrisy. i'm worried about backlash. look at germany two weeks ago, 30,000 on the streets, anti-islam, we have to stand up and unite. the terrorists want us divided. they are enjoying this. this is what they want. they want countries divided.
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people pinned up against each other. we need unity and stand together. a muslim french citizen is the same as a christian citizen. >> good to have your point of view. thank you for joining us tonight. appreciate it this is far from the first time journalists and artists came under attack. many have been targeted in recent years over the depictions of prophet mohammed and islam. paul beban has that part of the story. >> political satire is of course nothing new, sadly neither are extreme responses to it. for years artists and media outlets around the world come under pressure been threatened or like today, attacked for their irreverent depictions of islam. >> reporter: the attack in paris is the latest in a series of assaults on artists and journalist impugning islam. author salman rushdie spent nearly a decade in writing after
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his book called for ayatollah khamenei to call for his execution. film-makers matt parker and partner broke into business with frosty the snowman fighting islam. after a spoof on "south park", they received death threats. the episode was senatored by comedy central and are not available online. dutch film make theo van go was shot and stabbed to death in islam because of his film about violence of women in islamic societies. the publication of 12 cartoons por straying the prophet -- portraying the prophet in 2005 by a danish protestor was shown around the world, and plots to kill at least one of the
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cartoonist. a similar round of protests did death threats in question after a swedish newspaper published cartoons of prophet mohammed by lars philks who lives under police protection soon. in 2012 a crude film called "innocent of muslims" depicting the prophet as a fake led to protests at u.s. embassies around the world. in a number of countries where islam is the dominant or official religion instalments against it are crimes some punishable by death. the koran itself does not forbid images of mohammad but some things are contributed to him, prohibiting images of him. some sects don't tolerate images of any human being at all. islam is not alone. one of the old testaments
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forbids worships of idols, images. as the paris attack demonstrates religious believes sometimes come into viability conflict with freedom of expression and a free press. >> outrage and vandalism followed a work by artist andre filano a picture of a coouts fix inserted in urine. when it was shown, it was attacked with a hammer. the museum was closed, and reopened so the damaged works could be seen by the public later this hour i'll talk with harry shearer. we are keeping an eye on other headlines. the federal bureau of investigation released information linking north korea to cyber attacks against sony. tens of the millions of americans are dealing with dangerously low temperatures too cold for kids to go to school.
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every state in the lower 48 is feeling freezing temperatures. dangerously cold weather is forcing schools in boston chicago, many other cities to close tomorrow. moges -- meteorologist kevin corriveau is here with that. >> if they are not closing,le they'll be delayed several hours. chicago, this is the second day
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they have seen the freezing weather, where the schools closed on thursday. the temperatures have been in the minus 30s, minus 40s in some elections. chicago is about - is going to be down to about minus 11 tomorrow. as john said all of the states in the lower 48th by tomorrow morning will be in freezing conditions. parts of california will be higher elevations but all the way down to the gulf states - this is the problem to the south. we are looking at hard freeze warnings all the way to central florida, and freeze warnings down towards central and southern texas. that will be a major problem. atlanta, you are about 17 degrees, but when you factor in the windchill, it feels like 14 degrees there, as well as tomorrow we'll see about 13 degrees here for memphis. these temperatures are barely going to be getting close or overfreezing. we don't expect to see much there. the big change will not happen
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until we get towards friday and the weekend. tomorrow will be the coldest that we have seen. >> thank you. coming up next - more on the top story, people killed in the shooting in france. we are heading love for more on the suspects. plus... >> the moment to stand up and be brave. >> comedian harry shearer talks about satire and the threat of violence. share share share
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this is al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler. coming up, a look at who was allegedly behind the attack in paris today. plus the 12 lives lost who they were why they were tarred. and comedian harry shearer stands up for satire, despite threats of violence and blood shed. france is in mourning after
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a deadly attack on a satire newspaper. 12 people were killed. one suspect as surrendered, one is at large. across the world condemn nation an outpouring of grief in paris. jacky rowland reports. >> reporter: amateur footages shows two gunmen escaping a police officer shot at point blank range. the men are heard to shout "we have avenged prophet mohammed", then they get away in a black citreon. more amateur footage filmed from a near building it is alcohol et cetera were fired behind parked cars. emergency crews rushed the injured away a number in
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critical condition. police said they were misunderstanding for three suspects. >> the individuals asked two maintenance men in the reception of the building where "charlie hebdo"'s offices were located, and immediately opened fire killing one. the attackers went in to the office on the second next-door, and into the conference room where a newspaper editorial team was meeting. the two men opened fire killing many inside. >> reporter: within an hour president francis hollande arrived. he said it was a barbaric attack against french values and the hunt would go on for as long as necessary. he addressed the nation. >> translation: i want to express gratitude to the families for the ones hurt wounds the loved ones those bruised by the murders. they are our heroes, and this is why i decided tomorrow will be a national day of mourning.
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>> sharp was the penn name of stefan charbonnel, editor-in-chief and a cartoonist. he was killed along with a number of his colleagues. i interviewed him in november 2011 after a firebomb attack against the offices of the satirical weekly. >> it's been 20 years since we've gone provocative on subjects. every time we deal with radical islam we have a problem, and we get indignant or violent reactions. >> reporter: as night fell thousands held vigils in cities across france. at the place de la republique they carried banners stating "i am charlie" paris is in shock, there's outrage and defiance e. people see it not as an attack
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against a single newspaper, but against every one of them. chinese lanterns were released into the night sky, one for each journalist killed. these journalists knew the risks for freedom of speech in the end paying the highest price. and for more on today's shooting and the investigation, we are joined from paris by tim friend. what is the latest on the search? >> well the latest is that the police have released pictures of two men. they are brothers who they want to track down urgently. they say they are probably armed and dangerous. clearly they are linking them to the attack in central paris on the satirical magazine. they have been named as cherif kouachi, and brother said kouachi. now, one of them cherif kouachi, was gaoled in 2008 for
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sending or trying to send fighters to iraq. and police have warned the public not to approach them but clearly they feel that they can help them with their inquiries, and the fact that they have names and they have pictures implies that this investigation has made some progress in a relatively small space of time. as you were mentioning earlier, there were reports that a third suspect has surrendered himself to police. now, the circumstances of that are not clear. it's possible just possible that that person has surrenderered to the police to insist that they have a perfectly good alibi, and are nothing to do with this particular incident. so the circumstances, as i say, of that remain unclear. certainly the two men that the police have named are high on
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the wanted list and, of course later it will be a day of mourning here in france with a minute's silence at midday. the flags will fly at half mast. but behind all the shock and grief, these meetings between government ministers, and the intelligence services and the police will continue. and essentially they have two issues to address - one is the immediate investigation and progress on that front. but also the wider issue of the way in which young men in france are being radicalized and sometimes going off to fight in iraq and syria, with the risk that they will return to france and import that terror bark from the middle east -- back from the middle east on to the streets of the western europe. >> tim friend in paris. thank you americans were out today showing support for the victims.
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at new york union square hundreds rallied in freezing temperatures to express grief and support, showing signs of solidarity with paris cartoonists. in washington they laid flowers at the french embassy, president obama quick to lend a han. more from libby casey. >> france is one of our oldest allies. >> reporter: president obama spoke by phone with the french president, offering condolences and assistance president obama reaffirm america's strong relationship with france. meeting in the oval office with the vice president, and secretary of state john kerry, sharing a message of unity. >> one thing i'm confident about is the values we share with the french people our belief universal belief in freedom of expression is something that can't be swayed by senseless
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violence. >> reporter: the president called the counterterrorism cooperation with the french excellent and said the u.s. would provide sentence. the fbi is working with french law enforce. and members of the president's national security team have been in contact with the french counter part. the white house press secretary saying u.s. officials will redouble efforts to work with muslim leaders to counterextremist ideology and condemn attacks like the one in paris. support for the french and the slaim satirists. secretary of state john kerry speaking to the french people. house speaker offering prayers and calling for vigilance against french terrorists. members of congress using social media to express support and outrage. senator dick durban speaking for leaders recalling french support after the 9/11 attack on the
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u.s. >> they spoke out in one voice saying they'd be by our side in this battle against terrorism. i think it's property today that we follow suit. that we join in that same spirit comedians are reacting to today's news including harry shearer, the actor, comedian writer satirist known for voicing several characters on "the simpsons", and wash on films like "spinal tap" i asked how he reacted. >> first of all i was shocked. this is a heinous act. when one says that knowing gun is echoing remarks of world leaders with nuanced reasons for issuing statements so i say it with full knowledge that perhaps i'm being sincere about it. but it is a - it's a moment where i think we have to stop
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and say, you know people that commit barbaric acts. we don't need to pay attention to slogans uttered. whether they are intoning religious excuses or the war on terror. barbaric acts of savagery are barbaric acts of savagery and need to be identified as such. >> when you are asked whether satire made you cynical you once were quoted saying cynical is what political activists are. i've been optimistic. after watching what happened do you feel that way? >> you have to. otherwise you stay in bed, pull the cores up and order intravenous drip. satirists are skeptical. it's the guys on the other side who are the cynics who think people can be manipulated by fear. what happened today was a clear
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warning that there are certain people who think they - i don't know what they think. you know trying to read the minds of these people is silly. they committed this act. we know what kind of people they are. enough said. satire deserved defense. the problem is very often the only people around to defend us are the people we have been mocking, the people in the establishment, the political, law enforcement and military. that's the irony. we depend on those we mock. >> we watched the story unfold out of north korea, and have seen journalists killed. now we see comedians, satirists, journalists killed again. should journalists be afraid now? >> no. this is the moment stand up and be brave. i mean i thick when you see journalists reprinting the cover
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of the last issue of "charlie hebdo" and blurring it that's an interesting message - we are with you guys all the way up to the thing that got you in trouble and we step back. it's a moment - you know it's interesting to compare the obama administration statement a couple of years ago, "charlie hebdo" published a cartoon that got them in trouble. a newanced kind of we defend the right but question the judgment with the unmitigated staunchness of their defense, of the silly film that sony put out that was not being attacked by north korea, most tech experts claim. boy, they were staunch about that. it took this to make the administration make strong words about satirical magazines. >> a lot in france are hurting,
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a lot around the world stand in unity. as you looked on the banners, i am charlie. what is it about the attack that you think hit so many people? >> the editor the late editor of the magazines said drawings never killed people. the irony of that remark is in sharp relief. and i think it unites everybody in the sense that if words are going to be taken as a justification for these kinds of heinous acts. we have two choices - either don't stop using words and cartoons or stand up and be counted or speak out. >> is there a point where being intentionally provocative crosses the line. >> that's an interesting question. satire by its nature is
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supposed to be entertainingly transgressive about the serious subjects of our lives. hypocrisy, duplicity, war, and all the big stuff. and transgressive is an interesting concept because the pop culture tends to pick the low hanging fruit of transgression, and use it for commercial purposes. see madonna for for example. she's not saying anything about religion or sex or anything else when she puts on the transgressive swatches she's saying about her - ie watch me. to say something truly transgressive satire has to push outwards, because pub culture is on the tail. >> i want to ask you about "charlie hebdo," and the magazine's cartoon about prophet mohammed, which caused problems in the past. the symptoms showed support for
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"south park" when an image of prophet mohammed was censored. do you belief the caricature of religious figures - are they appropriate? >> i did reading up this afternoon, because "the washington post" said depction of prophet mohammed is forbidden by the religion of islam. there are reputable sources on the internet suggesting otherwise - there are no versus in the koran prohibiting that. there is text that the sunnis regard as divinely authoritative which are against depictions of most humans and animal. so maybe the publisher of "cat fancy', should be in fear
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tonight. i think cartoons and comic depictions of leaders - religious, educational, comical - are fair game. >> it strikes me the roll of comedians and satirists may have changed in the past few hours. we laugh at your jokes, we like to laugh at what you do you entertain us but your art seems to have been raised a level today. the importance seems to have been raised a level. can you talk about the importance of freedom of speech? >> yes. i think, you know that phrase was sort of misused in the whole controversy about the sony film. a movie studio that is a subsidiary from a hardware company is a different animal to an animal magazine. a movie studio makes decisions on what to release, what not to
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and what to green light. people never raise the issue of freedom of speech until they were hacked. a satirical magazine is on the front line of freedom of speech every day. you know they - the speech that you have to defend is the unpopular speech. you know nobody is going to put you in gaol or threaten you in any way for saying "i support the troops", and thank them for their service. it's the transaggressive speech but the one that might make you think and not be the regurgitation of cliches, that's the speech that needs to be protected. that's what today brings into focus. >> are you concerned about a backlash against muslims around the world? >> i've been concern beside that since 9/11. i think it's a continuing danger. muslims i know are appalled at the behaviour of groups like i.s. and i am sure they would be appalled by the savages.
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every bit as much as i am sure christians were appalled by the christians the fundamentalists who went out and killed abortion doctors. >> harry shearer, it is a pleasure to have you on the programme. >> thank you. >> thanks you for sharing your thoughts coming up remembering the victims of today's attacks. high confidence the federal bureau of investigation is certain north korea was behind the sony cyber attack.
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we have more on the attack in paris - first, some of the other top stories. search cruise in the java sea have made a major discovery. the teams located the tail of airasia qz8501 on the sea floor. it is expected to contain the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder. if recovered it could be critical in finding out what caused the crash fbi is firing back at critics that doubt whether north korea was behind the attacks. skeptics doubted it from the
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start. u.s. officials pushed ahead with sanctions, now they explain why. jamie mcintyre reports. >> reporter: f.b.i. director james comey used top billing to rebut the case against north korea for the sony hack. >> there is not much in this life this that's i have high confidence about. i have very high confidence about this atrib use, as does the entire intelligence community. >> reporter: almost immediately after president obama named north korea, many had doubts. there was a post:. >> some serious folks suggest that we have it wrong.
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i would suggest i'm suggesting i'm saying they don't have the facts i have don't see what i see. >> reporter: the most popular counter theory is it was the inside jobs with the keys supplied by a disgruntled employee laid off last way. speaking to the website. kurt stanberger said his company identified six individuals with direct involvement in the hack including a former sony employee a 10-year veteran of the company. comey has been on the pressure to go beyond the fbi's previous statement, but the malware was linked to north korea, and the attack had similarities to a north korean cyber attack last year against south korean banks and media outlets. comey now says north korea used proxy servers in other countries to cover its tracks but got sloppy and slipped up. >> several times they got sloppy right. several times, either because they forgot or had a technical
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problem, they connected directly we could see them. we could see the ip addresses used to post and to sent the emails came from ips exclusively used by the north koreans. >> reporter: comey says for him that amounts to case closed. speaking at the same conference the director of national intelligence james clapper, concurred telling the story about meeting in north korea with the general he says is in charge of the attack and the north koreans are deadly serious about affronts to their supreme leader who they regard as a detaily. >> next remembering the lives lost in the attack in paris. cartoonists around the world pay tribute to today's victims in their own special way.
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>>i'd try chem 4, alien dog, and girl scout cookies. [[vo]] and it's become big business. >>the state of colorado is profiting immensely off of this. [[vo]] now, we cut through the smoke and find out what's really going on. >>we can show marijuana is leaving colorado. [[vo]] the highs and lows of a year on pot. before we leave you we want to recap the top story, the shooting that killed 12 people at the office of a satirical newspaper in paris. reports say one suspect turned himself in to police and the other two are on the run. gunmen stormed the offices of "charlie hebdo" at its weekly publication known for provocative satirist. some of the four killed were highly respected. the newspaper editor was among
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those killed. stefan charbonnel knew his life was at risk but said he would rather die standing than live on his knees. roxana saberi reports. >> stefan charbonnel was the editor he was threatened before but continued to speak out for freedom of speech. he was the main target. he wassed tore and two of his characters were a bisexual an arkist dog and fascist cat. they are featured in an online cartoon. char was assigned a body guard in 2011, after the paper was firebombed. following a publication of an issue featuring prophet mohammed. he defended the paper's action. >> the purpose is to talk about islam in france as we talk about other subjects and
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religious. >> his colleague jean cabut was a veteran. the 76-year-old was the highest paid cartoonist in the world. he helped to found a monthly. others contributed, georges wolinski contributed. the 80-year-old was working for various publications, including "charlie hebdo" when he was killed. hours after wednesday's attack france's president praised the fallen satirist announcing that thursday would be a national day of mourning. >> the men and women died for the idea that they had of france meaning liberty for cartoonists around the world the attack in paris is personal. it took up their pens and their pencils to express their emotions and pay tribute to their colleagues. we leave you with a montage of their work. [ ♪ music ♪ ]
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slens slens a. >> on "america tonight," paris in mourning. but not in fear. voices of free speech arounds the world, stand up in the face uf its nerch. hours after the of its 9/11. why so many are standing up to say je suis charlie. we'll have the latest on the man hunt for the killers and minute-by-minute detail of how assault. "america tonight"'s sheila