>> hi, everyone. this is aljazeera america i'm paul in new york, john seigenthaler is off. after the attack. new video, the shootout with the police. paris gunmen made their get away. exit strategy, why many french jews are leaving looking for safety overseas. reinstated. the police fear a rape always. and one billionaire's plan to put man on mars.
we begin tonight in paris with that new video showing the moments just after two gunmen stormed "charlie hebdo's" offices last week and killed 12 people. this was taken from a rooftop of the magazine. we see the gunmen from the street. one of them shouting, we have avenged the prophet mohammed. and almost casually, both men reload, get back in their black getaway car drive around the corner and open fire on a police car blocking the narrow street. the officers back up, and the gunmen follow, spraying bullets as they make the turn. "charlie hebdo" is keeping its promise not to be violenced by the attack. and the latest edition of the
satirical newspaper is about to hit newsstands, and it shows the prophet mohammed displayed promptly on the cover. jackie has the details. >> the cartoonist struggles with his emotions as he unveils the new edition of "charlie hebdo." he was not in the office in the morning when the gunmen shot his colleagues. >> it was not the front page that the world wants us to make. but it's the one that we want to make. it's not the one that the terrorists want us to make. there are no terrorists in it. it's just a guy crying, it's mohammed. i'm sorry we drew him again but the guy crying is above all. >> the newspaper is going global and it's being translated into english spanish andaric and arabic.
they used to have a massive readership. a lot of french people thought that it's cartoons were in bad taste. but the cover of this week's edition is the most hotly anticipated media event in at the years. 3 million copies have been printed and they will hit the streets in a matter of hours. newspaper vendors are overwhelmed by the demand. >> i used to receive five copies here, and i would only sell one. after these events, i should be getting 40 copies, but 60 are paid in vance so i'll be getting more copies in the next few days. >> another tribute to the 16 people who died last week. the french parliament observed a minute of silence. they then turned their attention to what many see as the most urgent question right now, how to protect the people of france. jackie roland, aljazeera paris. >> france is honoring the
police officers killed in last week's attack. none of them were in that video, by the way. but one of them was a muslim officer, executed as he lay injured outside of the "charlie hebdo" offices. barney phillips has that. >> reporter: three peace officers are dead. a black woman a white man and a muslim of algerian descent. all three are now heroes in france. >> clarissa, frank and akmad died so we could live free. this is what hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens have wanted to express by demonstrating, by standing up on mats to share your sorrow. >> akmad was 40 years old. he had been a policeman for 8 years, and he was working hard for promotion. when the shooting started he rushed to the offices of
"charlie hebdo." but the kouachi brothers shot him, first in the leg and then he lay injured and pleaded for mercy, in the head. mourners gathered at a muslim cemetery on the edge of paris near where akmad grew up. >> akhmad didn't deserve this. i'm speaking as a friend of his, he didn't deserve it. and i want people to remember, never again never again never again. >> this funeral has taken on enormous significance in france for one obvious reason. because akmad was muslim, and so were the people who killed them. but their interpretations of islam were very different. to akmad there's no contradiction between his french country and his islamic faith. when the police arrived at this funeral, they will warmly be
applauded. and members of the french jewish community were also here. they talked about the recent attacks on mosques. >> we're very worried about these unjustified attacks, that are sending chills and spreading fear throughout the community. we can't let fear take over because of division, and we want unity. today we want to feel french like everybody else. >> many here worry that there will be more fear and division. akmad's life, and the courage with which he died, suggest a more optimistic future for france. aljazeera, outside of paris. >> charles has been in the field for 20 years as a foreign correspondent. and it's great to have you charles. so charles, we have this provocative new cover from "charlie hebdo." have we seen this move before? are we goat see it. >> we have seen this movie
before. and it's a very unpleasant picture. one of the things that's in this cover you and i were looking at it and not talking about it. and it's certainly not offensive from what i can see it. it shows a man, who is the prophet according to the artist who drew t. and crying. and holding a sign. so very controversial very provocative and throughout provoking, and not what i would say is insulting to the faith. so it's a cartoon and it's open to interpretation, but what's most important the egyptian clerics, they have made an edict that they want the french government to condemn this cartoon to condemn "charlie hebdo." and they see this as incitement. i'm not saying that they're right, but when we see an edict
like that, we have seen violence before. in 2006, the clerics made a similar ruling, and when they made it as a similar cartoon that they see as an insult to the prophet there's violence. >> i hope that there's no more violence but the french prime minister said that it's not a fight against islam but against jihaddists and radical islam. and again, it's provocative but in the eye of radical islam, free speech is free speech. >> i think that it's a fair question and a way of looking at it, but i think that we have to understand that we have a tension between two different very important things in our culture, which is the freedom of expression and the freedom of religion, and these two things are clashing, and they're very much at a tension point in all of this, in paris. and the other thing that's going to unfold here, how do
you protect paris, how do you step up security and not undercut liberty? these are the tensions that terrorism produces. this is the intention of terrorism. to force us to divide, and to force us to think about these deep differences that we have. what binds us together, i think, are these rights. freedom of expression, and freedom of religion, and news organizations like this one that won't show this cartoon -- >> the decision that we have made based on what we think of as the safety of our employees. >> but our news organization would decide the same. but what our point would be, as much as i don't like "charlie hebdo" insulting anyone's faith, i will absolutely stand up for the right for them to do it. and that's how most people feel. this is sadly a tension that cannot go away. and these are rights that are important to the people who adhere to them. how france deals with this is the same struggle every society faces with terrorism.
those dividing lines and tensions >> so the question is, how do we remain safe and protect journalists in their own offices, when journalists both in the offices and in the field, as you know, are under attack around the world? >> thanks for saying that. we had a correspondent, james foley, who was beheaded by isis, and the threat is very real. this attack in paris is part of a wider attack on journalism. and how do we confront that? stick to our ideals. stay open to the rights we believe in. when we go after our security and curtail our own rights, that's when we lose and they win, and nobody wants to have that happen. >> the goal is to not lose sight of who we are. it has been another day of large crowds in germany this time in berlin, for a rally supporting racial tolerance. this after a large-scale march
in the city of dresden. >> reporter: at berlin's iconic brandonburg gate, the sound of prayer. the vigil organized by germ know, has drawn thousands of all backgrounds. many muslims fear reprisals. >> after the attack, islam is now seen as threatening. people are afraid. >> it's very terrible, the midge of islam. and it's not the image of islam, what i want to live. and we need to change about that. >> they're behind the german president, chancellor, and an entire generation of politicians and religious leaders paying tribute at the french embassy.
>> the terrorists want to split us apart and they have achieved the opposite. >> in the wake of the attacks in paris germany is keen to promote unity and tolerance but this rally is a clear cut rebuke of the supporters of the growing islamic movement. on monday night a record 25,000 people took to the streets of dresden calling for a tightening of the silent laws. many here regard islam as a bye word for violence, and they fear a paris-style attack is imminent. germany is in a heightened state of alert. a reminder that today germany's national identity transcends religion and race. aljazeera, berlin. >> for the past week, the world's attendance has been focused on the attacks in paris, but far more widespread
bloodshed has gone largely unnoticed in west africa. >> that's right paulo. a lot going on. and in fact, boko haram has been responsible for thousands of killings in nigeria and that's since the group was founded in 2002. it made headlines last year for kidnapping almost 300 schoolgirls, and while those girls are still missing paul, boko haram has a new series of attacks beginning this year. a grim month as the nigerian armed group, boko haram launched a slew of attacks in west africa, claiming 2,000 lives. >> boko haram is a huge threat. and remains a huge threat. all you have to do is look at what has happened over the last week to know that, and we're trying to get more information on numbers. >> but we have numbers. starting in january 3rd in bagga, as many as 2,000 people were killed after the group seized a military base and went
door-to-door, killing families, one witness said that they were slaughtered like insects and one puts the death toll only in hundreds. and then a suicide bomber, a bomb was found strapped to the body of a ten-year-old girl. just a day later two more children were used as human bombs, leaving at least six dead. if it didn't stop there. boko haram fighters attacked a military base in cameroon on monday. and one soldier was killed. but so were 140 of the boko haram attackers. given cameroon's strong response the questions are popping up over the failure of nigeria's military, which has been plagued with low morale and allegations of corruption.
if. >> pope francis has begun an asian tour today in sri lanka. and thousands lined the streets to greet him. >> it's the first pope al visit since 1995. and the pope was greeted with dozens of elephants. it's the first on his week-long tour of asia. >> this is the first time that i saw the pope, but then he went so fast. >> we feel that he's the prince of peace. and in sri lanka he's a down-to-earth pope. and he we can hear and see that he's on a mission to bring peace to the world. >> i hope that the pope will bring us peace.
>> thousands of three lankaens lined the streets as the pope went in an open jeep. >>here on the sea front on wednesday, tens of thousands of people are expected to attend. it's the first papal visit to this country in 20 years. >> the papal visit comes at a crucial time for sri lanka which is trying to move on after 30 years of conflict. a new president was elected last week, and the pope had a clear message on reconciliation. >> the process of healing also needs to include the pursuit of god. now,not for the sake of opening old wounds but as a means of
promoting justice healing, and unity. >> speaking of rebuilding, the pope emphasized the importance of promoting human dignity and respect for human rights, and including each member of society. the pope will visit a holy shrine in sri lanka before he leaves the country on thursday. aljazeera. >> still ahead tonight new steps by the white house to stop the growing threat of cyber attacks, and plus, new doubts about accusations of rape at a top university. is the case finally closed?
the plan would give authorities more tools to track down hackers, and jamie mcintyre has that report. >> reporter: paul, there's not of that president obama and congress can agree on these days but they did find common ground on improving the nation's cyber defenses. the self proclaimed cyber gee hide on the twitter and youtube pages has created a rare consensus among democrats and republicans that new laws are needed to colonel cyber attacks. the president cited cyber security as one area that should unite the government. >> it goes to show how much more work we need to do in the public and private sector to make sure that our bank accounts are safe and our public infrastructure are safe. >> old ideas, installed in the last congress, that would among
other thing encourage private companies that are attacked to ensure more data from the government. targeted bot nets, computer programs with attacks the sale of bot nets would be outlawed and of course would be given new that's right to shut them down, and tougher laws for old credit card and bank account numbers, as well as committing i.d. theft. the president fleshed out his proposals at the cyber communications integration center just outside of washington. >> the bottom line, we want cyber criminals to feel the full force of american justice because they're doing as much damage if not more these days, as folks involved in more conventional threats. >> the reaction from republican lawmakers was positive. >> that's an area that we can work together on, we'll have our ideas as well.
and we can work together on it. >> the tricky issues would be on how much they can improve private lives. efforts to improve cyber security have raised fears of libertarians that it would increase government snooping. they can only adopt new privacy restricts. >> jamie mcintyre. the president met with congressional leaders today looking for common ground, but as the republicans use their own majority to push ahead with their own agenda, the common ground might be hard to find. nike viqueira is at the courthouse. >> it's only a-week-old, and so far the white house has issued no fewer than five veto threats. even as the president met in the west ring with republican leaders, it was almost as if it was a boxing match with two
fighters before the match began. and they were trying to turn back the president's immigration issue and the keystone pipeline, trying to bipartisan the affordable care act, and they called it obamacare of course, and efforts to tweak that, and the president has again promised to veto. there are areas of potential agreement in the course of the next few months. chief, the meeting of the authorization of the use of military force in the fight against isil. remember, the president, after the election said that he wanted to renew that. and he's relying on the old authorizations from 2001 and three. 2003 and it appears that he's trying to get a fresh authorization. and there's also talk of possible deals on corporate tax reform. and two big trade deals with asia pacific and europe though
democrats now are are rejecting many of those ideas. >> mike viqueira at the white house and now to detroit where the north american auto show is in full swing. it has been a chance for the rebounding u.s. auto industry to show that it's back on track. but there's one small car the german volkswagen, good news for detroit. but it's still going to be a long road for the motor city. the city is emerging from bankruptcy trying to bounce back from tough times and right now there isn't enough money. here's allen fisher. >> snow is a great leveler.
leveler, it makes everything the same. but it hides many things. here in detroit, it's hard to see the warm. a bit like the city itself. there's a feeling, a suggestion that detroit is on its way back after it's controversial bankruptcy. the people and businesses are being attracted to the city center, but there's also a feeling and a suggestion that those in the edge of the city, just a few kilometers away, are already being left behind. north end was once a thriving community. but those are gone. abandoned homes, shelly davis has lived here for 20 years, and she thought about leaving. she feels forgotten by the city. >> when i see something in front of me that says, miss davis, this is what we're going to do for your community, then i'll say yes, it's getting better, but until i see that and until i know that my neighbor over here can get her porch fixed so she can come up on her front steps, then i'll say yeah, it's getting better. >> detroit has run into problems, and once the industry jobs started falling away, the declining population didn't produce the same income.
costs for things like pensions continued to rise. but at $20 million in debt, the city filed for bankruptcy. one expert said that the city and all of its neighbors have changed forever. >> there are parts of the city that are never going to be the sort of neighborhood that people who grew up there remember growing up in. >> what you see here is a west oakland home. >> guarded, the homes to rebuilt communities. and they cost the organization money, but it's perusing results. she said while the city centers are recovering, north side will be the barometer to change. >> trickle down economics, some said that it can't work for the u.s., and it can't work for neighborhoods either. there have to be clear strategies and a clear intent. >> north end remains a challenge for detroit applies, but for neglected areas, it
>> hi, everyone, leaving home, as france mourns, some jews look to israel for safe haven. the fraternity at the center of values reinstated. what the police say now. mission to mars -- >> and liftoff. >> the billionaire who wants to colonize the red planet. what he's doing to make it happen. and songs of solidarity.
why women in iran are taking such a big risk to have their voices heard. ♪ >> in paris tonight, "charlie hebdo" is releasing a new edition of that set satirical newspaper that killed 12 of the staff. you can see the two gunmen after the attack, they're driving their get away car when a police car blocks their way and they start firing as the police car backs down the street. meanwhile a solemn tribute today for the police officers who were killed last week. at a fume in paris, president francoise. in israel, the four people
killed inside of a kosher market were laid to rest. it's part of the attack of violence against france's jewish community. many say that they are afraid if they stay in europe they will be the next victims. >> a large gathering to pay their respects. they are burying their brothers. the israeli prime minister is here too. to call for benjamin netanyahu for jews to emigrate. >> jews have the right to live in many countries, and right for security. but i know they believe deep down in their heart, they have one country, the state of israel, which is their historic homeland. >> whereas there has been criticism of this message, some say netanyahu is using it in the elections, but it reflects the growing reality.
>> i emigrated two months ago because it became dangerous for jews and religious jews in france. i felt like i couldn't be a jew in france. >> french jews are looking at israel as an alternative home. this neighborhood in west jerusalem has been a popular destination for french jews who have been buying second homes here. many feel that the situation in it france is becoming less than secure for them as jews. 2014 saw a record number of french jews moving to israel and more of them are expected to come this year. >> i think what is in the mind of a lot of people, to the last days. some of them, because they are in fear, and some of them because they don't know what to do. it's a new reality. >> though the increasing fear in france is making many people move here, zionism is the main refine they're coming.
>> i came three years ago. it wasn't because of fear or anything, but i have family here, and i will be happy hear for the rest of my life. but now what's happening in france, i don't feel safe nim in france. >> france has recently become the country with the highest number of its citizens moving to israel. that was before last week's attacks. aljazeera, west jerusalem. >> in los angeles the reverend leave leads the sign i know community there, and thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> reverend, the first thing i want to talk about the tweet from prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, and i want to read it to you. to all of the jews of france, to all of the jews of europe, israel is not just the place in whose direction you pray, the
state of israel is your home. the sentiment is understandable. but is prime minister's benjamin netanyahu understandable in wake of the attacks, is he calling jews home to israel? >> well, it's a traditional tenant of zionism that israel is a homeland for jews everywhere, but in particular, in the wake of such a terrible attack and in the wake of the series of attacks because this is one of many, of less severity but one of many, and jews throughout europe are wondering, is there a home for us in europe or must we leave the place where we have been for a long, long time because the hostility is so virulent and unanswerable? >> and do you have the answers here? is there a year-over-year increase? >> there has been a steady increase in france, thousandses over the years but i think
that this might occasion on an uptick. in the past year, for example 40% of all of the hate crimes in france were against jews, and they're less than 1% of the population and that argues for a degree of hostility that's very hard to live with over a long activity. >> rabbi do you think that jews should leave france? do you think that they should move to israel? >> well, the truth is my first reaction is that people should stop hating. that is left-wing antisemitism and right wing antisemitism, that's what are we should be addressing but you can't somehow achieve a reduction in the hatreds that are directed against jews i certainly think that if i had a family and felt unsafe, i would consider it. it's not for me to prescribe to another community that they should leave but i think for
every jew, but person of good will to worry about the faith of the jewish people in europe and elsewhere. >> and with that in mind, of course people around the world are concerned about the situation. but what do we think is responsible? you mentioned the uptick in hate crimes against people of many faiths and creeds. and what do we think is responsible for this? >> well, i don't want to say many faiths and creeds as if it's so generalizable. the truth is that in addition to a long history of anti-semitism in europe, the influx of muslim immigrants has dramatically increased it. and throughout the muslim world, there are violent depicts of jews, and i'm not talking specifically about the israel-palestine conflict, but with the antisemitic texts being distributed and with
children being taught anti-semittism. so if you asked me, i would say that part of this, in the muslim world there's a viral strain of antisemitism that's incumbent on muslim leaders to address. >> and we see in other places, a rise in islama phobic statements certainly. >> i'm glad that you said not to draw an he equivalency. >> nevertheless, how do we break the vicious cycle? >> if you want to break the vicious cycle of hate, you have to address it to the haters. it's not a problem of the jews, it's a problem in the anti-semite. a darkness in the heart of those who hate. and asking the victim how to solve it, it's a difficult one to answer. and i would say that part of it is that those people of good will, who are in the world of
not only europe or the middle east, have to say look, political conflicts should not be the occasion or the pretext for ancient and terrible hatreds, especially for a people who don't forget almost a third of our population some 60 years ago. millions were killed because of this virus. >> i think that many people would argue that there's no occasion for the resurfacing of ancient and terrible hate reds, and we would like to see all of that sent aside of course. thank you very much. >> lawyers for the boston marathon bombing suspect say that there could be problems for their client. and they fear that the attacks will further prejudice jurors, and they are asking for the jury to resume on thursday. the judge has the been asked for several attempts to move the trial. the marathon bombing killed
they and injured 260. >> after two weeks ever minor offense, new york city police are apparently getting back to work. many officers have been obsessed with the way that mayor bill de blasio handled the protests and the death of two officers in the line of duty. the latest numbers about the arrests and summons show that the officers are starting to write tickets again. two weeks ago the arrests were down 52% but last week, just down 38%. the mayor said that he's still concerned about the drop in police activity. long before the latest questions about the nypd, there was a case of frank serpico. he was a cop who opposed widespread corruption in the department. in the classic film, serpico he has rarely spoken in public,
but he's talking to us and sitting down. >> i'm frank, and i'm a 42-year police detective. >> 42 years after he left the police, he didn't think that he would be fighting for reform. but little has changed over the years. >> i say this with all brotherhood and comradery, maybe all of these people that are protesting are not wrong. >> reporter: from ferguson missouri, to new york city protests against the excessive police force have brought thousands of people to the streets. >> do you expect to gain the hearts and the finds of the people when you're killing their children and families? >> we caught up with serpico now 78 years old in upstate new york.
these days, he tends to stay out of the limelight, speaking on camera for the first time in years. a far cry from 1973, when his story was made into an oscar nominated film, his role famously played by al pacino. >> you're firing without a warrant? without a brain in your head? >> in the 1960s, serpico was behind one of the biggest scandals that the nypd ever faced. >> i testified behind a grand jury, exposing widespread corruption throughout the department. >> he says that the insular police culture is responsible for many of the problems that we see today. >> it's this blue wall that they talk of, like the mafia's and you just don't talk about what other cops do. >> the new york native says the closed off culture plagues police departments across the country, and it can only be cracked if the officers are
held accountable to people outside of their circle. >> the district attorney works with the police, and they work hand-in-hand every day, and that's why you need an outside investigator. >> you'll get the full story on "america tonight" tonight on aljazeera. what it means for prices and who may feel pain. >> the center of the rolling stone rape always, that was suspended after it was published back in october. but a new police investigation is raising serious doubts, and jonathan betts joins us with the details. >> it has been largely discredited. but the accusations were troubling enough to spark changes at one of america's
most press dangerous colleges. it's doors have been closed for two months after a major magazine published a startling account of a rain inside. but now the phi capa cy fraternity house is open up. and the president said, we welcome phi capa cy and we look forward to a safe environment for all. the national degate about sex crimes on campuses. the woman only known as jackie said that frat members gang raped her for hours at the part. and they later admitted that it was displaced. >> .
>> the carl pointed out changes that need to be made. >> still the uva has new rules for greek life. at least three members must be sober at parties. and beer must be served in closed cans. premixed drinks are not allowed. and hard liquor can only be served by a hired bartender. >> we're looking at higher practices it looking at ways to find of help fraternities to design action plans to make their parties safer and make guests feel safer. >> uva's members have until friday to agree to the rules. phi kappa psi was the first to turn on: the investigation does remain open, but it's expected to wrap up in a couple of weeks. investigators do not think that a crime occurred at that
fraternity. >> jonathan best, thank you. marion sykes brown is a member of the organization, students active for any rape. and miry betting, thank you for being here. >> it's good to be here. >> we have all watched this play out twist after turn, and what's your take on it now? >> i think this has been a very interesting and valuable learning experience, that i think hurt a survivor along the way. and right now i think there are a lot of new smaller developments but a big learning experience for a lot of activists and journalists is that this issue is very nuanced, and complex and to sensationalize it is going to miss a lot of important details. and journalists need to be allies, and know how to present the accounts, because otherwise, the public can really attack them. >> and you called her a
survivor, and to be clear we don't know whether a rape took place anywhere on campus, and now the police have said that it wasn't in that fraternity if it happened. what do we need to learn here? who needs to learn the lessons about how to ask questions and how do we do a better job on the stories. >> i call her a story because i believe jackie. >> you believe that something happened. >> i believe that she experienced what she says she experienced, and because i think there are very very few reasons to make up this kind of a story and the risks are just so big that so many survivors are experiencing shame for themselves and why would she be lying about in? but to answer your other question about what the media is learning about this, and what the public is learning, either through sexual trauma or being in combat really does
have severe influences on your memories and your ability to recall memories, and it's safe to say that jackie didn't recall them correctly. but it can be difficult to give a consistent and airtight narrative to a journalist in a way that hold up with ethics standards. >> and it's difficult for victims to give an accurate account to law enforcement. and that's why these cases are so difficult from law enforcement and the journalism side. so uva has taken some steps and do you think that they're right? >> i have questions about the steps that they're taking before i can answer that question. i think that the questions i have, who was involved in that decision making process about these reforms? were students involved. and more important were survivors involved? were voices heard? and i have questions about the motivations of the changes. was this kind of motivated by a pr coverup?
>> today the ceo of space x ilan musk, expanded on his plans to colonize mars, how he plans to make it happen. and jake, tell us about this, humans on mars. >> ilan musk, one of these guys who talks big and delivers big. he talks about going to mars and being buried on the red planet. and the announcement is that there's going to be an expansion of his very small group of engineers in seattle. to be focused on satellites, for massive growth, and hundreds if not thousandses of engineers to focus on satellites to be sold to public
and private clients. but he also says that that's going to help him build the expertise and technology that he will need to eventually get to mars itself. >> so calling this ambitious is an understatement. so walk us through the hundreds of thousands of miles that are between us on earth and the humans living on mars? >> the miles is it. the number-one problem and it brings with it all kinds of other problems. we have 150 to 300 days away from mars at any given time, depending on our orbit and the orbit of mars. humans have been up in space that long before. in 2005, a russian cosmonaut managed to be in space for 437 days, but he got to do it in
place, in the meed orbit of earth. for us to travel to an unknown planet with unknown dangers and massive radiation as he get out to space. and as you get out into space the chance of damage to your spacecraft and death of everybody onboard increases that's why the unmanned missions, only half of the missions have made it. the 2,000 people who have volunteered to go to mars and even though it's a one-way trip. elon musk has a big idea that he's going to take a one-way trip to mars. >> thank you so much. >> thank you paul. now to iran and the show of solidarity for a musician who says that he's being barred from leaving the country. women there are breaking the law on his behalf, posting videos of themselves singing.
>> when he was stopped from leaving iran earlier this month, his group posted videos on youtube which shows women singing solos which is illegal in iran. they are filming themselves engaged in the defiant act of song. ♪ this video of an iranian group singing a love song has 165,000 hits on youtube. ♪ the women sing their solos they're breaking the law. >> women cannot sing solo in iran why? because men cannot handle it. because men might get excited so that's why it's forbidden for iranian women. >> those solos are the reason he's barred from leaving the country. his passport was confiscated at the airport two weeks ago. he told a moderate iranian newspaper, based on their explanations they don't even
the women covered singing solos, now women across iran are recording videos in support and defines. ♪ they're singing solos some without revealing their identities. others show their faces. ♪ this woman wrote how is it possible to forbid women's voices? women find their own way to shout and sing. our country could be more beautiful if our voice was not forbidden. the video is getting thousands of likes on this facebook page. the iranian journalist created it for women inside of iran to show themselves without the required clothing. many women in iran want more freedom to express themselves. >> they're trying to say that singing is not forbidden. if men cannot handle it, why
keep us from singing or showing our hair? but they say that women must respect the law. the media asked whether he was being punished for meeting the group. even the broadcasts are prohibited. women who want to sing like this should sing only in front of other women. ♪ >> the restrictions on women singing in public began after iran's 1979 islamic revolution. before that, iran had many famous singers including a woman who now lives in exile. >> when we come back, our picture of the day.
palestinian authority underway in new york. these stories and more at 11:00 eastern. and the now our picture of the day. our tribute to the fallen police officers in france. this is the hat of the muslim police officer who died. "america tonight" with joie chen is up next. >> on "america tonight" liberty, fraternity and inequality. heroes and villains in the french massacre share the same fate. why france's muslims fear they have become the targets. >> reporter: are you worried people will look at you and be afraid? >> more and more i think i'll be afraid to walk in the streets because they will think i'm muslim and maybe a terrorist our few from