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i'm ray suarez. and that's the "inside story." >> this is aljazeera, live from new york city, i'm tony harris. on the run, french officials are now searching for more suspects in the paris attacks. evidence of explosives. vladimir putin promises to punish whoever brought down that russian airliner, resettling refugees. house speaker, paul ryan, calls for a pause in the plan, and why officials are refusing to release video, despite demands from protesters.
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>> new leads and threats have emerged as the hunt for the suspects in the paris attacks companies. this evening in hanover, a soccer match between germany and the netherlands was abruptly called off. the police said that they had concrete plans to bomb the 4,000 seat stadium. germany on friday, when the bombers blew themselves up outside of the arena, and now the investigators are examining an abandoned car. it has belgian licenselates and a broken window. and the police are relying to find out who died. they found a photo of one of the suspects who used a stolen or counter fit passport to get into greece. dana lewis is in paris.
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>> reporter: hi, tony, the paris police say that they're looking for two fugitives. we know that they were looking for abda salam, who was in the car that drove through paris, and involved in shootings and cafes, and his brother was in the car and later blew himself up with a bomb belt. and now the police are saying that some kind of videotape as the car went through the center of paris shows three men. so they're looking for two fugitives, and add that together with the seven suicide bombers, and we're talking at least nine attackers in paris last friday night. french police are quickly retracing the steps of the paris attackers. in a paris suburb, they raided the city hotel, rooms 311 and 312. the fugitives, who is still on the run, rented the rooms.
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inside they found pizza boxes and syringes and drug paraphernalia. but more importantly, dna for at least six of the eight attackers. and at another location, an apartment was rented by his brother, one of the seven suicide bombers, and the list tracked a car that was presented ri abdesalam. they tad to hem to surrender. >> the best thing would be to surrender so that justice will be brought to the story. so he has not been heard by the authorities, so he should be presumed in the. >> two in belgium to help hip escape, saying that he wasn't involved in the bloodshed. and john kerry said that isil
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is being pushed back. >> they felt it today and yesterday and in the past weeks. we have game more territory, and dash has less territory. >> russia, which is also hitting islamic state targets in syria, coordinating. and they said that in egypt, the plane was brought down by a bomb onboard, killing 224. and the islamic state claimed responsibility. today, we spoke to this group of appreciations, they live in the neighborhood and agree that a war is being fought here. sophie is a french muslim. >> we are at war, but against who? against a ghost, because it's not a state. a war involves two states, but these people are murderers, and serial killers. >> yvonne, a tourist guide at
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the louvre said that the tur resist attacks have not only rattled the french, but american tourists too. >> there are a lot of people who have canceled already their new year's trip for christmastime. and it's understandable. these people are afraid. and i would do just the same, i think. >> reporter: after reopening on monday, the iconic eiffel tower was closed on tuesday because the security was too lax. president hollande will meet with president obama in washington next tuesday, and then he will go on to moscow, two days later on thursday to meet with president putin, and he plans to build a more serious coalition to go after the islamic state in syria,. >> did the police find anything at the stadium in hanover? >> no, they didn't, they had a
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vehicle that had been packed with explosives, and the german minister of interior said that they had a threat. and he said he didn't want to go into the details of who tipped them off, but he seemed to indicate that they had intelligence from elsewhere, and the hanover president said that it was a very concrete threat about explosives that could be delivered by islamic militants. >> dana lewis for us in paris. and outside of paris, the search for suspects is focused on belgium, particularly one neighborhood in brussels where some of the attackers lived. lived joining us live from brussels, carl. carl. >> well, tony, that manhunt
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for salam, that apartment where he and his family lived, his brother and the rest of his family are in there right now. and a lot of the focus on that manhunt remains on his home district. a couple of hours ago, in the street a couple of blocks from where we are now, there was another police operation there. a raid on another apartment building. we saw 30 police officers, some of them covering their faces in black ski masks and taking pash in that operation, and in multiple cars and vans, and it's not the focus, the other part of the investigation, is precisely what role did he play in the paris attacks? yes, we already know that he rented some of the vehicles that were used to ferry alleged
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attackers from he used them, and we don't know if he intended to be a suicide bomber himself. imagine this scenario, if he intended to be, and his vest did not detonate, he's scrambling to find a plan b and stay ahead of the police, and though he has eluded them for five days, perhaps he is drawing on some of his old accomplices in the criminal underworld, small criminal gangs that he used to run with, and maybe those are the ones helping him stay ahead of the police right now, tony. >> carl, appreciate that. and moscow says that a bomb brought down a russian passenger jet over egypt two weeks ago. and all 224 people onboard were killed. the bomb was made with over
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2-1-1 pounds of explosives. and the kremlin is offering a $52 million award for an arrest. may. >> and also today, russia may be refocusing its airstrikes when it comes to it dividing isil. jamaica has thajamie mcintyre h. >> reporter: once russia declared that isil brought down that airliner, it launched a high-profile search in syria where isil holds sway. the pentagon has been complaining for weeks that most of the opposition groups by the u.s., but russia has to succeed that the air launch cruise missiles were hitting in areas where isil holds sway. russian president, putin, was seen today on television, in the very high-tech war room, getting a briefing on the
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attacks, and also, ordering his military to cooperate with france, which is moving it's aircraft carrier into the region as well. so both france and russia stepping up the number of airstrikes, while the u.s. insists that it's holding firm with its strategy. those statements yesterday in turkey drew a lot of fire on capitol hill today. here's senator john mccain, who says that the u.s. and nato countries should invoke article five, which says any attack on one nato member is an attack on all, and put together a coordinated response. here's a little bit of what senator mccain said. >> it's time we acted. it's time the united states of america, acting with our allies, take out isil. we must go both to iraq and to syria and take them out. their total defeat is the only
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thing that will eliminate this threat to the united states of america. >> continuing to insist that ultimately, it will be local forces on the ground, and not airstrikes that defeats isil and makes it stick, and by the way, those 50 special operations commandos that the president ordered to syria last month with great fanfare, source tell me that they have still not arrived. >> there's certain room to disagree with the strategy of the united states, but why is the u.s. so willing to either change or reframe its strategy? >> the president insists that his top military advisers are telling him that the other options are just not going to succeed. they could provide some short-term, sort of feel good hope, but nothing that will stick, and the airstrikes are being conducted by both france and russia. they show a very muscular
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approach, lots of buildings being destroyed. but there's little evidence at this point that it's really leading to the defeat of isil, and the u.s. insists that as unsatisfying as it sounds, the obama administration said that if they stick to the strategy, methodically cutting off isil and cutting off their funds, they believe that that will succeed. >> and retaking the land as well. jamie, thank you. house speaker, paul ryan, announced it's that he wants to block syrians from coming to the united states, at least temporarily. the white house wants to take in 10,000 refugees over the next year, but in the wake of the terrorism attacks, they want to close their doors. libby casey joins us from washington d.c. with this. >> reporter: despite posturing by governors, the senior officials at the white
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house say that there are no borders, so the refugees can come and go between states. despite that, the officials admit that they don't want to send refugees for they're not welcome. this it debate erupted on capitol hill today, as they wrestled with questions of safety, but also helping people in need. republicans on capitol hill want to temporarily halt syrian refugees into the country. >> we think the prudent and responsible thing is to take a pause in the refugee program, in order to verify that the terrorists are not trying to infiltrate. >> the house could vote on it this week, but what's being done is hashed out. one thing, for the federal officials to guarantee that every refugee is not a security threat. >> our administration has always been welcoming but we can't let terrorists take advantage of our dom passion.
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this is a moment when it's better to be safe than sorry. >> reporter: republicans say that congress has more power to halt refugees coming to america than the attempts by many governors across the country. >> i had a couple of governors calling me yesterday about it. once they discovered the new law, they don't really have the authority to prevent these refugees from coming into their states. >> reporter: for their part, democrats seemed open to tightening the refugee program, but not shutting it down. >> we also need to continue to ensure that the vetting process on refugees is as strong as possible, and make it stronger if we can. and i think that we can. the white house has indicated to me that they're looking at this. >> reporter: democrats say that the refugee program is already moving slowly, and it has already admitted 2,000 people out of the 4 million syrians that have fled their country and registered with you knew. >united nations.
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>> for us to say we're going to stop accepting refugees from around the world is a retreat from america's values. >> reporter: to educate lawmakers about the program to settle 10,000 refugees in the next year, saying that the refugees from syria and iraq undergo extra screening in a vetting process that lasts 18-24 months. interviewed in person, and checked by the homeland security and the fbi. half of the syrian refugees in the u.s. are children, one quarter over 60, and just 2% are males of combat age. the democrats say that there are far more pressing threats, like banning refugees on terrorist watch lists, and the democrats oppose -- >> the homeland security, the fbi, the state department, the
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cia, should not have to go combing through couch cushions to find loose change for their agencies because somebody has proposed a sequester that cuts across the board mindlessly. >> all of us can think of the one instance back in 1939, with the voyage of the st. louis, where 1,000 people were seeking refuge. people fleeing nazi persecution because they were jews. we turned that ship away. and as a result, we know that probably one-fourth of those people perished in concentration camps. >> members of congress aware that their actions now, whether done in the name of security or compassion, will have a lasting impact. tony, house republicans announced tonight that they will bring a bill to the floor on thursday, and the democrats
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are bonding whether this is a genuine effort for the refugee program, or if it's to tie it up in knots. the house has a behind closed door meeting tonight and the senate has one tomorrow. >> libby casey for us in washington d.c. 100 syrian refugees are in glasgow, scotland. they landed today. and it was one of several flights, the country has promised to take in 20,000 asylum seekers. and the government said that they will be thoroughly screened to make sure that no one poses a security threat. guantanamo bay will be opened longer than planned. the plan to close the u.s. prison camp has been delayed for weeks, and for months, the white house said that it was in the stages of shutting it down. and they planned to lows it, but that may not happen until after the new year. straight ahead on the program,
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another flashpoint after a deadly police shooting. the demonstrators shut down a busy interstate. what they're demanding from officials, and a blast of winter, some areas seeing up to 2 feet of snow.
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the police shooting death of an unarmed black man. and as you see here on the major interstate, the city's mayor is calling for a justice department investigation into the sunday night shooting of jamar clarke. authorities say that he fought with an ambulance crew, and then ended up in a scuffle with officers on the scene but witnesses dispute it. usher has more. >> reporter: good evening, tony, there are several dozen people gathered behind me tonight. and they continue to protest. they have been here for three days now, and they're calling for more transparency, and they want justice and they want it now. >> jamar clarke died as a result of the injuries sustained in the incident involving the minneapolis police officers on november 15th. >> reporter: jamar clarke's death tuesday afternoon, he was shot by police officers on sunday. witnesses say that he and
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thinks girlfriend got into a fight. and she called 9-1-1, and he got into a physical altercation with the police. >> he was not doing nothing, and maybe after a minute after watching it, the gun went off. and that's what i saw. but the guy was not fighting back. >> reporter: some witnesses say that clarke was restrained in handcuffs when he was shot. and the police say he wasn't. >> we need to know the truth, and everyone involved needs to know that. >> reporter: being activists are calling for justice for jamar clarke. they clocked traffic for hours. 51 people were arrested. minneapolis mayor, betsy hodges, demanded the department of justice open a civil rights investigation into the
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shooting. >> we understand that people are frustrated and we're doing the best we can to have an independent process. >> clarke was drain dead and taken off of life support wednesday night. >> i love my son, and that's bad. >> reporter: tuesday afternoon, cold, wet and weary, a few dozen protesters kept up their vigil where he was shot. they are demanding any video of thent and naming anybody involved. >> we feel like there's important information, and the family needs to know we're here to support them. >> reporter: some say that the officials have not done enough to prevent another ferguson-like flashpoint. >> it's time for things to change, and key indicator of life. and it's time for government leaders to step up to the plate and stop making excuses and start taking action. >> reporter: and tony, the investigation into the shooting
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has been handed over to the minnesota bureau of action, and the officer-involved shootings take some time. and they expect this investigation to last for two-four months, and in the meantime, the officers involved remain on paid administrative leave. >> so usher, i want video, and is there any video of what happened? dash cam, body cam? >> the state investigators say that the officers were not wearing body cams, and there's no dash cam of it. but they're looking at video that they gathered, and as well as cellphone video provided to them from witnesses. so far, none of the videos show the incident in its entirety. and because there has been a call for the release of the names of the police officers, the state investigators say this they won't release the names until the officers are interviewed. >> all right, thank you for that, usher. louisiana governor, bobby
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jindal, is suspending his presidential dam pain. and he said today, it has not been his time. he has been near the bottom of all of polls since the beginning. in the midwest, up to 2 feet of snow is expected in the colorado rockies. there are travel problems, and advisories. 6 plus a threat of tornadoes, and kevin, you warned us that this was coming. >> it has been a big problem at the airports. and we talked about highway 25, highway 70, and highway 76. and hundreds of miles of interstates, they were closed because of the heavy snow. traffic was at a standstill at
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some of the highways as people were stuck in blizzard conditions. we think after midnight, it could be dropped but visibility will be up to half a mile there. yesterday, we saw a big problem with the tornadoes, across the region. these are all of the reports in red where you see the dots. look at the tornadoes across the areas. in kansas, texas, we saw a tornado with a base of a mile wide. but good news, most of these were in the rural areas, and not in the suburbs and towns, so we didn't see a lot of damage there. 39 tornadoeser reported over 89
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wind report damages reported as well. and those are still going on, because look at the thunderstorms going on through parts of louisiana. we have of tornado watches in effect for louisiana, and tornado warnings may be coming back up later on tonight. >> that line is moving to the east, right? >> yes. >> thank you. and next on the program, stepping up security. the new measures that french leaders want to impose, and what it means for the so-called surveillance state. and the crossroads of the east-west balancing act.
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>> okay, the manhunt for the suspects in the paris attacks is intensifying around europe. and the french police say that they're searching for a fugitive directly involved in the massacre. seven attackers died friday night. and they have issued a warrant for one man, abdelsalam, and he's the most wanted man. the others have not been identified. they raided the home for abdelsalam lived with his two brothers, and he went back to belgium. and one of his brothers blew himself up at the crime scene. both were in the city of hanover, one was at a soccer match and the other at a concert. since the attacks,
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intelligence agencies have been looking at their capability. and i have to tell you, you would be hardpression to find a country that has more laws on mass surveillance than france. jake, how do the laws of france stack up here to the laws in the united states? particularly after edward snowden? >> reporter: certainly, we have lived in what we consider to be a new era in the united states, after the revelations that edward snowden laid out for us, and it's surprising, you would think that a country like france, whose principles are based on free speech and right to assembly, would be more restrictive about surveying their citizens than we are in the united states, but the opposite is true. and that's more so after new laws are passed in the summer,. >> despite the claims of government, the public made a
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final decision, and that's a radical change. >> reporter: backing away from mass surveillance, but france is going the other direction. in july, after the charlie "chae hebdo" attacks, they passed more laws than in years. the law earned obing jexs from the u.n., the u.s., and politicians in france. it's provisions are broad and powerful, reaching into almost every part of modern life. it's helpful to contrast the law's provisioning with the u.s. laws and what it does. the french law allows the state to eavesdrop on anyone linked to a so-called terrorist. no matter the primary suspect. and it allows the agencies to
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install recording devices and cameras in private homes, without consulting the judge, and even federal courts can extend two people away from a private house with a suspect, and. france allows the regular use of stingrays, which can spot and track a cellphone and activity in relevant. and in the -- in realtime. and in the u.s., it's legal status is unclear here. france requires phonecalls to install algorithms to alert the government to suspicious behavior, and allows for the bulk being collection of information. in the u.s., the company that's collect it, and new laws restricting the communications. france requires an advisory panel, not judges but the prime
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minister, the film authority of all matters of surveillance. in the u.s., the secret courts oversees surveillance must as a result a panel of advocates that must consider the public's interests. in france, whistle blowers, and protecting citizens that they are under surveillance. in the u.s., whistle blowers, when they have been asked for information by the government. and it classified many secret payments. under these new provisions, france could soon be the most surveyed territory in europe. one of the most notable things about contrasting the united states system and the french laws that passed this summer, tony, here in the u.s., a lot of political heat is made about the overreach of the nsa's intrusion on our private lives, and in france, that's not the case. politicians, very few voted
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against the new laws, and it's almost a flawless political position, and it's the crow that will be most-watched than any other country in the world. >> the problem is not in collect being the information, it's having enough bodies to connect the dots, jake ward in >> reporter: absolutely, and i think that what we're seeing here is the ability to collect so much data, but such limited ability to get any real insight out of it. and we're talking about not the government spying on its own citizens today, but hanging on to all of their information for as long as possible, so they can choose to spy on them later if they choose to. >> good stuff, thank you. and there's a lot of focus on isil and defeating them. and ali velshi is in turkey where the fight is heating up. >> tony, we have been here in
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istanbul for a few days, obviously this country is the entry point for refugees leaving syria, 2 million of them staying here, but many going to europe, and it's the only muslim majority nato member, and it has the largest standing army in any nation in nato except for the united states, and turkey has it's own problems with the turkish population, and some criticize turkey for being more focused on the kurds than isil. so there's a lot going on in turkey. turkish authorities say that it has been reported that they thwarted a bombing that was going to take place simultaneously with the paris bombing. i was walking down to a bookstore, and it didn't have a lot of books in it, and i was talking to the proprietor and he's in the business of
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reprinting jihaddist texts. he said that the narrative is dictated from the west. he didn't say this with any particular passion, that he himself was interested in spreading this jihaddist message, but he said that he wanted the turks to be able to read the writings and the works of these famous jihaddists in their own language. he had many many versions of it, and here's one by osama bin laden, and here'sre this one is by soi hiri, and this one is by al bisi, and all of these are very well moan jihaddists. and he gave me a magazine from 2013, and he said this led to him ending up in prison for five months ago. so turkey has a lot of undercurrents between the refugees and a lot of anti-western sentiment in this
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program that was once very pro western, and now much less so. on the front line of the battle against isil. tony? >> ali velshi, and thank you, you can watch ali velshi on target tonight on aljazeera america. now, the attacks on paris, the war on isil and syria, it's ridiculously complex situation there, with dozens of trops on the ground. and the american coalition conducting airstrikes, and involved in their own military campaign. we'll do the best that we can. and she's a former director for cabinet affairs at the white house, and senior adviser at the state department. good to have you on the program, and in france, an eu mutual assist treaty, and it sounds like it means help. >> it's definitely a call for help, and we don't know if people are answering it yet. this is the first time that a
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country has invoked it in the eu. and the eu president only three days ago said that the russian attacks in syria are creating more refugees, and they're all upset about the refugee crisis, and what that means for terrorism in their own states, so it's difficult to get france and the coalition onboard in this operation. >> i'm going to spend as much time as i can with you, because i want to hear you out. what's your view of the white house position and the president's position that we're not going to put ground troops into syria, we're not going to do it. and what do you think of that? >> we all remember very well here, 9/11, and the reaction to that, and we know the emotion that comes along to want to hit back hard. but we still have boots on the ground in afghanistan, and that was 2013, and that war has spread into iraq and syria. so we're not fighting a traditional ground war here, this is not driving in tanks to solve the problem. this is a war of messages and
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ideas. >> oh, i want to get to that. to how do you describe -- you've been looking at this for a long time. so how would you describe the islamic state? what it's capabilities are, what it's real threat is to europe and the entire international community. >> clearly, they are barbaric and horrendous, and that's a challenge that has caught us off-guard. i don't think that anyone really expected people to go this far in the game of war, and add on a layer of technology, and how they have been able to manipulate videos and mass media, and that's not something that we are prepared for either. you have an entire generation of young people that feel disaffected and don't feel part of, though they have been raised in europe and part of european culture. they're looking at somebody saying, you can make a difference, and they go down a
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dangerous path. >> this attack in paris, does it look more like the hallmark of al qaeda a. what we understand, to build this caliphate, right? the islamic state. >> they know how to run a state. hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing the country, and they don't have food, water or shelter, and the women are getting kidnapped and the boys are getting deconstructed. and this is not islamic state, we should not buy into that. >> how does the world get to a ceasefire in syria? that's my question. how does the world, with all of the players with heads of state working on this, how does the world get to a ceasefire. >> let's start with we need to recognize the problems on the ground and who is contributing. you have several players. up until last week, when russia
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was attacked and france was attacked, you had people playing different games. russia was backing the assad regime. and helping them with military supplies, and bombing civilians. >> targeting it's people at the very beginning of the civil war. >> five years ago. and the u.s. and the gulf states have been on the other states have been on the other side, supporting the opposition forces. everyone needs to be on the same page, about ic isis being e threat. >> he a role in syria. >> assad needs to go. he has failed in the last five years to protect his people. and he needs to go, but the russians may not agree. >> a lot of energy, thank you, and come on back and see us again. next on the program, backlash and a new wave of islamaphobia in the wake of the attacks, and plus, the refugee debate.
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growing cries.
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>> america's largest muslim civil rights group that since friday's attacks on paris, there was an attack in nebraska, and shots fired at a family's home. >> they are coming as the fbi releases it's latest figure had. and the actual figur much highed with recent events, they're worried that it will continue to rise. when isil claimed responsibility for last friday's attacks in paris, many
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muslims in america worry they face a backlash. >> i know that i speak for every muslim in america, and probably around the world when i say, we're praying that these attacks are not conducted by some rogue, insane group, because we knew that we would be bearing the brunt of the wake of these attacks. >> muslim leaders say that many muslim americans experienced islam phobia in the past. after islamic state been headed two last year. >> people who look obviously muslim have been attacked, literally and physically and verbally, so that's happening around the states, and. >> they have blamed islamaphobia for deadly violence. when he was shot in houston in
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june, he told the police that he shot in self defense. on monday, the fbi released statistics that between 2013 and 2014, the number of hate crimes against jews dropped but the number against muslims dropped. the year o of september 11th attacks. the number is actually much higher. >> many of them are not reported. and they that i that it would cause more unnecessary attention, and they want this to go away. >> reports of islam phobia are also on the rise in the united kingdom. more and more muslims there say that they're experiencing hate. >> we found that just over 50% of people have islamaphobia against another. and now it has risen to over 80%.
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>> the leaders have messages of hope. and just this week, a spokesman warned of blocking refugees because of attacks. >> they ar are staying that they're ready to help, so it's absolutely senseless to alien ate them. to profile them. >> and another the sunday football game in wisconsin, when a fan used a moment of silence to shout against muslims, green bay packers quarterback, aaron rogers responded with this. >> i must admit i was very disappointed by the fan who made the comment, it was very inappropriate, that moment of silence. that prejudicial ideology puts
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us where we are today. >> he's a star athlete in this country. and thank you, and there has been a lot of discussion over how many syrian refugees the u.s. should accept. but they make up a small percentage in america. and the u.s. accepts more from myanmar than anywhere else. we took 18,000 this year, and then iraq and somalia, and the democratic of congo. and the u.s. took in only 1600 refugees. the democrat, jim wu, i asked him about greg abbott suggesting a ban on refugees. >> i was very disappointed when i saw that. from houston, from the district that i represent.
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this is a large immigrant area. houston is a city of immigrants and also a city of refugees. we have refugees from burma, from afghanistan, from iraq, and some from syria, and some from all over the world. anyplace that people come from, we have those people in houston, and we're a city that has been made so beautiful and wonderful by all of those new people coming in, and this is very disappointed. >> is there something credibly, to help me upwards, the statemenunderstandwhat give? >> i'm not a security expert, places that are war-torn, and
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this is never been made an issue until now. >> so explain the politics of it from your perspective to all of us. >> i think that given the presidential election cycle that started, that this is a political football. terrorism in the world, we have never discussed those things. >> am i right to say your values as an individual, your values as a nation, they only stand for something when you're really tested? >> i'm an american, and we
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don't back down, we step up, and that's what i want our nation to do, and that's what i want our state to do. >> and in terms of what is happening with refugees, refugees, the elderly, kids who are escaping the violence, the conflict in syria, you want this nation to do what? >> i want them to do what's right. and i want the nation to live up to its values of protecting the weak, the innocent. if you have a problem, and you're worried about single men from ages of 25 to whatever, screen them a little bit extra hard. but let the children in, let the women in, and let the old men in. there's no reason to put a blanket ban on every single
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person who is under threat just because you're scared of one .00001% of the people. >> representative, it's good to have you on the program. and thank you for your time. pleasure. >> absolutely. >> and for a look at what's coming up at the top of the hour, john seigenthaler is here. >> in paris, and now threats in germany. tense situations after germany cams a soccer match tonight. and on the streets of paris, people are on edge. and also, we'll talk with a former ambassador to syria about the u.s. strategy and whether or not it's working. and also, stranded. as you heard, u.s. politicians are calling for a pause to the syrian refugee program. attacks and what this could mean for those refugees, and senator john mccain says that the u.s. should send so
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thousand troops on the ground to fight isil. all of those stories coming up in 6 minutes. >> and up next on the program, back to the bistro, compliance in the face of brutality.
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[ music ] >> yeah, pretty rousing rendition of the french national anthem. the soccer fans raised their
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voices, and prince william took part in the tribute to the victims of the paris attacks. just days ago, the paris restaurants were the scene of violence, and now the french culture has to find its way back to life. they are determined to keep that culture alive. >> reporter: a normal site at paris' bist rows these days, empty chairs. the drop in traffic has worried owners, and now it has led to a media campaign, everyone is at a bistro. five restaurants were attacked on friday night. and it seems the simple act of being with friends on the terrace may be a target. but that's a risk that some appreciations are willing to live with. >> we love sitting on terraces and love our live, and we're going to go out and keep drinking. this is freedom. >> some say that the return to old ways will happen, but
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tentatively. >> we're going to continue to live our lives, but taking our time and picking up our habits bit by bit. >> perkins opened up this restaurant four years ago, and he has seen a major drop in business since the attacks. last tuesday night, he had 57 reservations, now tonight, a week later, only 17. he employees 28 people and buys from local farmers. >> we have it coming in, and all of that -- >> tuesday, we visited a bar that sits across the street from one of the restaurants that was attacked on friday. the owner was promoting the bistro campaign, and his regulars were back too. a nearly full house. >> it's important for the owner of this restaurant to have it full of people and life, he says, because just four days ago, a block away, 19 people were shot dead while having dinner. >> hard to believe such a
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grizzly scene played out just steps away. >> if we are close, it stops. >> they're trying to make sure that that doesn't happen. adam rainy, aljazeera, paris. >> i'm tony harris, and john seigenthaler is back now.

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