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♪ we have no choice. we have no choice. >> the politics of fear, praise, condemnation and outrage after donald trump's calls stop muslims at the border. >> it has to stop. >> muslim americas are more afraid than ever before. >> intense investigation authorities search for more clues about the san bernardino shooters and f.b.i. says they were radicalized sometime ago. >> guns sore to the highest levels in years and calls for restriction. a city under siege by smog and beijing has red alert
closing down schools and factories. ♪ welcome to your world this morning i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters and this morning political rivals on both sides of the aisle calling it american and unconstitutional and donald trump proposes to ban all muslims from coming to the u.s. >> frontrunner's plans contrary to american values and fellow republicans are calling it dangerous and flat out bigotry and john reports on what many say is a sharp escalation in anti-muslim rhetoric. >> reporter: del and stephanie good morning donald trump's anti-muslim remarks were delivered on the second world war craft carrier and began honoring the fallen at pearl harbor and the anniversary was yesterday and moved on to his
main theme of the night was muslims. donald trump calling for a ban on
all muslims entering the united states and speaking at a campaign stop in south carolina. >> donald j trump is falling for a shut down of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. [cheers] we have no choice. >> reporter: trump said research by the center of research policy says 25% of u.s. muslims thinks violence is justified and 51% want to live under muslim law. >> where the hatred comes from and we have to figure it out and cannot live like this, it will get worse and worse. >> reporter: the poverty law center calls who dit the poll cited an anti-muslim think tank and 24 hours before remarks
president obama addressed the nation from the oval office saying to rally around the friends, neighbors, coworkers and sports heros. >> i watched last night and watched the president truly that didn't know what
he was doing. >> reporter: trump's call for a muslim ban first appeared in a statement from his campaign and words set up the twitter on fire including trump's rivals for the republican nomination, bush tweet tweeted donald trump is unhinged and proposals not serious and says every candidate for president needs to do the right thing and condemn the donald trump statement and bernie sanders put out now at real donald trump and others want us to hate all muslims. >> in the name of god the compassionate. >> reporter: council on american islamic relations were so outraged on remarks it held a news conference on capitol hill to denounce him. >> this is outrageous coming from someone who wants to assume
the highest office in the land, it is reckless and simply un-american. donald trump sounds more like a leader of a lynch mob than a great nation like ours. he and others are playing into the hands of i.s.i.s. this is exactly what i.s.i.s. wants from americans, to turn against each other. >> thank you very much, south carolina. >> reporter: his remarks come as a new poll of republicans in iowa by the university suggest he is lagging behind senator ted cruz 19-24% however a cnn poll says trump is 33% ahead of cruz at 23% and donald trump is behind in the polls in september he said i love muslims but after the paris attacks he called for a database to track them. del and stephanie. >> john thank you very much, by the way trump's statement
lighting up social media more than usual and according to the social media there were more than 380,000 tweets about him after that statement with at least 52000 of those comments posted in just one hour alone. >> for context there are said to be 1 1/2 billion muslims in the world, nearly a quarter of the global population and acting to the pew research center they could be more than christians and are 1% of the population and pew research center estimates there are nearly 3 million muslims here and two thirds are immigrants, researchers say by 2050 muslim americans will be more than jewish and overwhelmingly identify as democrats and 70% compared to 11% who consider themselves republican. >> teaches political science at howard university in washington d.c. and says the statements will not effect the standing with his base. >> it's the kind of thing that is cat nip for his base but it's
also among the cynical things that have been said through a cynical campaign season. you have to remember donald trump is gathering a large measure of his support from people who have been disengaged from politics and you saw the disparity between the two poles in iowa and driven by the fact of people who claim to support him are people who have not voted in resent years so he has to do these kinds of things to keep them energized, not just today but also as we get closer to the caucuses in iowa and the primaries there after and has ratcheted up the rhetoric time and again and talked about some of that so far in this piece and i would not be surprised at all if between now and iowa he took it up another level. >> stay with us coming up, in about ten minutes we will talk to a former republican strategist about trump's comments and the response from the gop. his comments were inspired in part by the shootings in san
bernardino. and today there is tight security at the government buildings where the killings took place and county employees returned to work on monday ending their day with a candlelight vigil to remember the 14 people killed, their prayers came as we learned more about what syed farook and tashfeen malik did days before the rampage and al jazeera's melissa chan reports. >> we are continuing to be extremely methotical and brought in a reconstruction team and collected 320 pieces of evidence in the investigation so far and transported a number of those pieces of evidence to washington d.c. primarily to f.b.i. laboratory, to the bomb lab. >> reporter: among that evidence documentation that the couple syed farook and tashfeen malik had been honing their shooting skills. >> we do have evidence that both of these subjects did some target participated in target practice and some ranges in within the metro area or within the los angeles area.
that target practice in one occasion was done within days of this event. >> reporter: monday's new information comes in part from more than 400 interviews investigators did and atf say it now has more details about the guns connected to syed farook. >> syed farook himself purchased an lama and spring field armory nine millimeter pistol recovered at the seen and the 22 caliber rifle recovered during the search warrant and have federal documentation and the california documentation to establish that he actually purchased a firearm. >> reporter: much of the focus appears to have shifted to tashfeen malik, her background has been one big question mark, a pakistani who lived in saudi arabia. at the moment there is precious little information and the f.b.i. says it's working with overseas partners to find out more. as for san bernardino after a weekend of memorials and vigils local leaders say what is important is trying to get
things back to normal. >> the purpose of terrorism is to make ordinary people afraid to do the ordinary things. last wednesday was an ordinary day in san bernardino county. it was a day when a group of our employees were gathered, these were dedicated public servants, to honor them, to express our gratitude for their unimaginable sacrifice we have to fight to maintain that ordinary. we can't be afraid. >> reporter: that maybe easier said than done with each new development in the investigation a dramatic turn for people here following every step of the story. melissa chan, al jazeera, san bernardino, california. the house plans to vote today on new restrictions for foreign travelers coming to the u.s. and ban those who have recently been to syria, iraq, iran or sudan without a visa and
require all 38 countries participating in the visa waiver program to share travel information with the u.s. and the bill has by partisan support as well as support from the white house. this morning the mother of a black man who was shot dead by chicago police is promising to keep fighting. on monday officials decided not to charge the officer for killing 25-year-old ronald johnson last year and andy has the details of the case from chicago. >> i am going to call it as i see it. >> reporter: and this is what state attorney anita saw the police dash cam video of the shooting of ronald johnson in october of 2014. after getting into a scuffle with an officer the video shows johnson running from officers with what she says is a gun in his hand. a different officer shoots johnson in the back but you don't actually see johnson fall to the ground. and says the video is not good and has no sound but it was strong enough to help her decide that the shooting was justified. >> mr. johnson resisted arrest
and mr. johnson ran into a public park and towards an occupied police vehicle that was arriving on the scene. >> reporter: and she says the fact that johnson was shot in the back while running away was not enough to convince her that the officer was in the wrong. >> it could have easily turned around and quickly fired at the officers pursuing him or even fired as he ran. >> reporter: but the attorney for the johnson family says he did not have a gun on him and the video is not clear enough to show he had anything in his hand and that is not all. >> the biggest lie is that they said he turned and pointed and no one can argue with that video that he did not turn, he did not point. >> reporter: she says her investigation relied solely on the city's independent police review authority or ipro but the johnson family attorney says the officer who did the shooting was never actually interviewed by her or by ipro. >> it's a joke and the blind leading the blind. >> reporter: the officers never
gave sworn statements about what happened until they had watched the video that night. >> they all got their popcorn ready because the video of this incident, the video of the murder of dorothy holmes son ronnie johnson was being played on the screen there. >> reporter: mother was furious about the decision. >> if that had been anybody in her family that got killed like that, they would have been charge for murder. >> reporter: emmanuel says he is not going anywhere despite calls for resignation after the videos and johnson's family is not going anywhere either and not dropping the civil lawsuit against the city. andy with al jazeera, chicago. the syrian opposition is gathering in saudi arabia today for talks on unifying to defeat president bashar al-assad, the meeting is the first of its kind between political opposition and military factions since the conflict began in 2011 but some kurdish groups have not been
invited and say the talks could actually harm the peace process. the u.s. has confirmed the death of i.s.i.l. leader in libya, the pentagon says he died in an air strike on november 13. >> saying he may have been the person featured in a february video that showed the apparent murder of coptic christians in libya and more foreign fighters are joining up in the middle east and international advisory firm says between 21-31,000 people traveled to syria and iraq but june 2014 when u.s. began air strikes there were 12000 foreign fighters in the two countries, fighters coming from at least 86 countries, the highest numbers arriving from tunisia. officials in oregon warning more rain is in the forecast after the wettest day ever recorded in portland and 2 1/2" fell monday with sinkholes and road closers and working to cleanup the mess.
north at washington state the worry is flooding, warmer temperatures may melt the huge amount of snow that piled up there, 16" fell in some places like the peak. nichele it's a mess out west and is it going to get better or worse? >> no, we have no break in this pattern, it's storm after storm lined out in the pacific so even once you get through one another one is kind of on your doorstep and you can see one pulling a little bit of energy in the midwest and this is lighter rain and snow as it moves along but at the last frame you are starting to see more of that come in so we will stay very wet any where possibly occasionally down into california but especially washington state getting the brunt of that heavy rain in parts of oregon as well. so just in the next 24 hours this is just with the current system we could see some places with over 6" of rain you add that up for the next few days and talking the next three or four, some places will easily go
over a foot of rain and we are already really getting saturated so in terms of hazards a lot of what we are seeing is flooding but that is not all. we still have high winds especially near the coast over 60 miles per hour at times. we even have some areas that are looking at avalanche warnings because of all the snow that has piled up and that wind makes the back area precarious and parts of the winter storm and parts of california could be higher elevations another foot of snow so it's going to be round after round of this that means especially that rain side landslides, flooding still a high possibility of the next few days, look at the seattle forecast and mentioned it's going to be mild and temperatures above average and almost near 60 degrees today but no break from the rain in that forecast. >> people in the midwest are seeing the worst fog they have ever seen so even if it's not the rain or the snow. >> it's a rough morning. >> yeah, nicole thank you. today the u.s. and cuba holding
their first direct talks in more than half a century and u.s. representatives head there for talks and talk about americans and citizens companies whose assets were seized after the cuba revolution and recently considered setting the losses almost $2 billion and resetingly syrian refugees in the u.s. >> and the impact donald trump's comments have on people escaping violence if syria. is one vote really one vote and supreme court taking on a case to shift the balance of voting power. ♪ sure, tv has evolved over the years.
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trump's call to ban all muslims entrying the country. >> he doubled down on comments and said there is anger within the muslim community and president obama calling on all americans to remain tolerant in wake of the shootings in san bernardino, california and said muslims need to resist extremist ideology. home land jeh johnson met with muslim communities on monday to reassure them their religion is not being targeted and did not comment directly on trump's proposal but said it is counter terrorism. >> reporter: jeh johnson at this virginia mosque to send a message to the muslim community they are not the enemy but in an extreme exclusive interview with al jazeera he says islam phobia is growing in the u.s. and potential for a violent backlash. >> we have seen incidents already and i heard about incidents in the meeting i just
had here that were just horrible and so i am concerned. >> reporter: one reason comments from republican presidential candidates like donald trump who is now calling for all muslims to be ban from entering the united states. >> common sense and we have to do it. >> reporter: the chief at the adams center says he believes islam phobia is the worst it has been and worst than after the september 11 attacks and says it is muslim children that are paying the price because many of them are being bullied. >> what i'm worried about, this kind of talk is impacting the average american who does not know us, and the children go to the same school as our children. >> reporter: another presidential candidate senator rand paul is pushing a bill to stop immigration from 34 countries all muslim majority counties except one and the spokesman says it proves it's not profiling. >> north korea is on the list
and shows it is not and may not fit your logic but my logic and a country with not all muslims it's not all based on muslims. >> reporter: at the mosque where they have increased security there is growing concern but also hope. >> some people said the same thing about jewish community before in the united states. some people have said the same thing about president kennedy. can he be trusted? where his loyalty is? america had went through that before and america is going through this now but we shall overcome. >> reporter: a hope for an end to the politics of fear but one that apparently won't be realized in this election cycle. patty with al jazeera, sterling, virginia. let's go to jennifer now who contributes to the blaze and was also a former republican political strategist and she is live for us in washington d.c., and thanks for being with us and
i want to show you two things this is this morning's cover of the philadelphia daily news and calls donald trump the new furor and want to show you a different side of donald trump. this is the crowd that shows up just to see him. take me inside the minds of the people, the republicans in that crowd and what does that say about the party? >> well, you know, first of all i think we are definitely in the silly season. >> nobody is calling this silly any more. they are saying this is deadly serious. >> well, i think trump's remarks, mr. trump's remarks yesterday were a bit silly and i interview border control agents and tsa agents in my line of work and what he is saying with banning muslims and friendly travelers i think is highly unrealistic and if you are talking muslim immigrants and visa programs i think they have the support of many republicans
and many independents who also lean republican who democrats are quite interested in knowing. i think what you're seeing here with mr. trump is he is tapping into a populus angst here on the american people and that is people who according to the latest polls six out of ten people believe barack obama's handling, president obama handling of i.s.i.s. and retaliation has failed. >> i'd like to push back on that, is he tapping into populus angst or tapping into racism? >> well, he is tapping into the populus angst and six out of ten americans believe barack obama's response to i.s.i.s. has been very lack luster and a great majority of americans, a number of polls out also showing this especially in light of president obama's oval office address on sunday and seeing a group of
americans, republicans in particular who 46% of them now believe that mr. trump would make the great president and would also be the person to fight i.s.i.s. >> as a republican will you vote for him if he is the nominee of the party? >> well you know i don't have a horse in this race. >> you are a voter. >> written many stories for and against donald trump. >> you are a voter will you vote for donald trump if he is the nominee of the republican party? >> well, you know, i have a year about a year to think of that but look i think that some of the numbers quoted in this story and the lead in here are incorrect. we talk about hyperbole running high and after the san bernardino and paris attacks that say majority of americans up words of 70% view the muslim community just as they do any other community, asian american
and mexican american and 14% of americans now have any fear of the muslim community so i think we have to be very careful here to look at the actual poll numbers and actual statistics and not get carried away on both sides. i think what you are seeing on the left is an under reaction by president obama on i.s.i.s. calling them a jv team and perhaps on the right is an overreaction here by mr. trump. >> that being said we are talking this morning about the republican frontrunner and comments last night and i did some research, mohamed and yuosff and i went to arlington cemetery with countless grades and mohamed ali and kareem and which muslims does the frontrunner donald trump want to ban or for that matter dishonor? >> well, it does appear according to mr. trump's comments yesterday he wants to
ban all muslims that includes friendly travelers coming into the united states, look, i tell you in my conversations with border control and law enforcement that is not realistic and not possible and not american. we have a way of life that is very open society and i don't think that that meshes with mr. trump's comments. i will be interested to see if mr. trump comes out and tempers those comments a bit, if he dials back and says do you know what i was talking mostly about syrian refugees who might seek to harm us and talking mostly about the immigration process not just people traveling here who are friendly and who really look to do us no harm. >> so far he has not walked back those comments on television this morning and listen to this, this is the director of the islamic center of new jersey, take a listen. >> trying to save everybody's life and he shouldn't be saying that because he has given no
help as a community and begging him to stop all these accusations. >> what would you say to him and is it time for the republican party to distance itself, abandon donald trump from all debates and appearances as the republican frontrunner? >> i don't think so. i think that would be just as extreme as some of the other positions out there. but i'll say this about saving lives, president barack obama has run a politically correct war against i.s.i.s. and al-qaeda for the last seven years and what is the result? we now have the largest terror attack on american soil happening in the state of california, the first time since 9-11 it happened and shows us you can't down grade the enemy here which is the terrorists. it shows that you can't reason with them and you can't treat them as a politically correct political statement. you have to treat them as the enemy they are.
so tough talk seems to be what the american people want. overwhelmingly 46% of people want a presidential candidate who can talk tough on i.s.i.s. >> jennifer thank you very much for joining us from washington d.c. >> correct her there it is not the largest terror attack on american soil since 9-11. >> no. >> if you count the school mass shootings for example that have occurred in this country in the last ten years. >> muslims who died on 9-11 and muslims die in almost every terror attack in the middle east as well, when we come back gun sales soaring to the highest level in years. >> being driven by fears of new restrictions and it may be putting more guns on the streets talking about the scars of refugees, psychological impact of children caught up in the war in syria. ♪
>> i felt like i was just nothin'. >> for this young girl, times were hard. >> doris' years in a racist, impoverished setting had a major impact. >> but with looks, charm... >> i just wanted to take care of my mom. >> and no remorse... >> she giggles every time she steps into the revolving door of justice. >> she became legendary. >> the finer the store, the bigger the challenge. >> welcome back to your world this morning. it is 7:31 eastern, taking a look at today's top stories. this morning there is bipartisan condemnation for donald trump's comments on muslims. both called trump's plan to temporarily stop all muslims from entering the u.s.
unconstitutional, dangerous and against american values. >> there is tight security at the san bernardino government this where at least 14 people died that in mass shooting last week. investigators now saying the shooter appeared to have been radicalized long before that attack. they also took part in target practice. >> iran is criticizing a new round of peace talks over the war in syria. the meetings are taking place in saudi arabia, the first of their kind since the conflict began in 2011. iran said talks could harm the peace process already underway. >> this morning, donald trump is not backing down from his proposal to ban muslims from entering the u.s. as republicans are calling for a pause on letting refugees in the country. >> officials say that actually helps groups like isil. >> when people say that they cannot receive syrian refugees because they are muslims, those
that say it are supporting terrorist organizations and allowing them to be much more effective in recruitment of people. >> 21 syrian refugees arriving in texas after the state to have toned it's positions against them. >> the supreme court hearing arguments over legal limits for native american tribes in the use of race in college admissions. today the court is talks about a fundamental principle in elections, whether everyone really gets a vote. we have the details. >> it's important to equalize voters or people. >> that question is before the supreme court as it ventures to settle the constitutional meaning of one person, one vote. in texas as many other states, legislative districts are created based on the totally
population, but the plaintiffs two residents near houston say that's not fair and people who don't or can't vote shouldn't count when deciding on the size of a district. >> we want our votes to count just as much as those are our neighbors across town and way that you do that is by equalizing citizens of voting age or eligible voters. >> state representative is a democratic who represents northwest dallas says if the plaintiffs win, there will be fewer districts like his in poor urban areas that tend to have fewer eligible voters and fewer districts means less representation at the state capital. >> in district three, we have a larger personal of lower economic status. we have more persons who speak spanish and languages other than english in the home. >> a reflection of many immigrants who live here. about two in five people here
are non-citizens, meaning they are not eligible to vote. >> they can be legal permanent residents, visa holders or some undocumented. >> next door is a republican district in a white community of hyde park. though nearly equal in pop lakes, the wealthier district has twice the number of eligible voters. it may double the number of representatives for the area. >> if fewer people are voting in your districts, don't those few wield more of a voice than perhaps their neighbors in the district where more people are voting? >> i don't think so. in fact, you could ark the opposite is true, because there are more voters in these other districts that candidates are more often campaigning and devoting resources in those districts. >> districts with more eligible voters tend to be more white, rural and republican. the aclu said the lawsuit is an
effort to shift more power to the right. >> if this were to succeed, you would see more rural counties would have more representation than they do now and fast growing metropolitan areas that are more ethnically mixed, younger, have more immigrants from all over the world would have much less representation. >> heidi zhou castro, al jazeera, dallas. >> the supreme court is letting a weapons ban stand in illinois. the justice decided not to hear a case. two issued a dissent saying they would take the case. >> more americans are flocking to gun stores. >> more americans are buying weapons in the response to the shootings in san bernardino. john henry smith has more. >> gun shops say they have been
unable to keep up with demand. >> we have sold out of just about every nine-millimeter pistol that we sell. >> background checks are up from a year ago. >> people are on the fence or wanting to buy a gun and maybe putting off that purchase, a significant portion of them is like you know what? now's the time. >> stock prices for major gun makers like smith and wesson are soaring. >> people are scared. the situation in california i think has really alerted to lot of people. >> industry analysts say the shooting massacre in san bernardino is driving more people to buy guns. the latest example of gun sales ramping up in the wake of a mass shooting. >> we can tell whether there's a headline about a mass shooting by the influx of people. >> personal protection may not be the only reason for the gun sails spike. >> it seems to be coming out in
the defense in the political area and this aspect of what's going on in hopefully what's driving it. >> we need to make it harder for people to buy assault weapons. >> the call by president obama stoked fears in gun rights activists. >> criminals are not necessarily going to go through legal means to obtain firearms for illegal purposes. >> gun control advocates say those worries are overblown. >> what we're talking about is very simple. we want to prevent criminals and domestic abusers from owning guns. >> still for many who crowd gun shops these days, guns are seen as protection against any possible attack. >> they feel they have a weapon, they can do something with it. >> gun industry analyst also attributes the increase in gun sales to social unrest in places like baltimore and ferguson, missouri.
>> it is the holiday shopping season, could that explain the rise we're seeing in gun sales. >> it's certainly possible, but there's no clear connection. gun sales have been on the rise ever since the president took office and gun analysts that i that's the real driving factor here, the worry that gun laws could take people's weapons away. >> john henry smith, thank you very much. >> officials in turkey say six children have drowned off the turkish coast. they were on a rubber boat traveling from afghanistan to greece. they are just the latest group of migrants trying to reach europe. germany now says it has taken in nearly a million refugee this is year, four times the total for last year. the data does not break down nationality but in the last months, one in three refugees is coming from syria. turkey has fallen behind in processing of refugees. officials are working with the u.s. and other country to say resettle syrians and say that is
slowly things down. >> marta is with save the children in lebanon, releasing a report called childhood in the shadow of war. she joins us. thank you for being with us. there seems to be a thought that children suffering inside syria are worse off than those who have escaped, but is that the case? >> i think all children that have been affected by the syrian crisis are affected quite negative live. the children in syria are facing a lot of challenges in terms of witnesses traumatic events today, as well as access to services. displacements around the countries like lebanon right now, where i am now continues to be an issue. we have communities of syrians who have been here for three years, four years, two years and prolonged displacement. it's very hard on a child and a family. obviously there is also an issue
of number. there are many, many syrians in lebanon. there's actually a 25% population increase. lebanon has an estimated 4 million people with 1 million refugees making services. obviously the libya services are challenged, and therefore, for all syrian refugees, acts services in lebanon can be a challenge. this with funding that hasn't come fully, so absolutely, i think that the needs and the challenges for children in lebanon are very, very high, as well. i think on top of that, their sense of insecurity, economic insecurity expressed and reported is also key. children have been here for three years, see their families struggling and that affects the children very, very much. >> we talk about children of war growing up to be adults who are scarred and scared. what is the long term impact on these children as they grow
older? what we're all concerned about is that if we don't meet the needs of children today and support is a very important aspect of it, giving a stable environment will affect development. assuring education, health, vocational training, et cetera, and therefore, we need to help this generation now making sure they have all the resources they can, both practically but also socially and to be able to meet their own needs and needs of their families then. >> as winter sets in, what is your main concern? it is getting colder and the world seems to be turning a deaf ear to those trying to escape war zones in so many countries.
>> i think there's needs in many parts of the world right now. it's very important for the international community as a whole right now to take action and recognize vulnerabilities. obviously children are very much impacted by crisis. if we look at data coming out of syria, half of the refugee population are children, and obviously are very, very vulnerable because they are lacking the support services and network that a child needs growing up. the responsibility of the international community as a whole is to recognize that the needs and vulnerabilities of individuals are very, very important. >> thank you very much for being with us. >> the federal government says little working to open more shelters along the mexican border for migrants crossing into the u.s. illegally. two facilities will be open this month in texas and california adding 400 beds to help the influx of children. >> the number of undocumented
minors crossing from mexico cut in half over the last year but that's not the case everywhere. paul beban has the story from the rio grande valley. >> that's the voice of a teenage girl, maria from el salvador. that is not her real name and we can't show you her lovely smile. she said 17, a minor in the custody of mexican authorities. they need to protect her identity before they deport her back home. >> she told us why she left. >> because there was a tragedy in my family. they killed my brother. i saw who it was and how he was killed. >> maria said nobody knows why her brother was shot. it happened right outside her family's front door. she heard the gunfire, went outside and whenning fell down besides her wounded brother, he moved. >> he moved and that's when he
shot him again in the heart. >> oh, my god. >> the gunman pointed his weapon at maria but ran off without a word. that was october 10. her uncle was gunned down a week later, though the family wasn't sure if it was related. >> i was never afraid that the man will come after me, but my aunt said it's too dangerous for you to be in he will value have a door and he agreed, i will leave and live in dallas with my aunt because she is a u.s. citizen and we'll worry about the paperwork later. >> her aunt sent money for her to pave coyotes, human smugglers to bring her from emsalvador to the u.s. it was a harrowing journey, but she made it to reynosa where she was stashed in a safe house with other migrants. like many mexican border towns, reynosa is wracked with crime
and violence. migrants are shaken down for money. the plan was for the smugglers to bring maria and the others to the rio grande and they would swim or raft across to texas to a place like this, but before that could happen, maria said the smugglers stole everybody's money and cell phones and then disappeared moments before the safe house was raided by mexican police. >> no more than 10 minutes later, the police arrived. when we heard the police, we all hit the floor. >> her journey ended before she came a u.s. border patrol statistic, but looking at record of minors caught crossing the border from owing through october of 2014 and compare them with this year, you see much higher numbers and rising at a much faster rate.
[ gunfire ] >> the engine driving having that increase is violence. in october, about the time maria left home, the united nations put out a report warning of a looming refugee crisis and it is gang violence spiraled out of control in el salvador, guatemala and honduras. women are especially vulnerable. according to the u.s., el salvador moved into first place in the world for murder rate of women. guatemala is second, honduras has the highest murder rate overall. >> sister norm in a runs a minor shelter in maccallum. dep it is, sometimes hundreds of people pass through here every day. >> what are they saying? >> the stories are that the violence in their country is really bad, the women are saying that they fear for their lives, that they are afraid, and so
this is what we're hearing. >> maria says she won't stay in el salvador, she hasn't been deported yet but is making plans for the next time she he leaves home and heads north. >> two big deals involving staples and general electric are on hold. a suit has been filed for the take over of office depot. general electric abandoned a $3 billion deal to sell is appliance business to he electrolux. >> severe weather sweeping parts of the country today. >> we were talking about all that flooding rain into the northwest. that's really our tough spot, but look at some of this that we've had off the coast of florida. it's the remnants of a frontal boundary and the boundary is off the coastline just close enough that again today, some of the south parts of florida are going
to get rain. that has left scenes like this one out of miami including areas of damage. so much so that the zoo was closed yesterday. i looked on line and looked like they hadn't decided for today. exhibits are going to be closed. that use as problems as water rises around some of those. there are some within the ape family that don't swim well, some like lion that is do swim well and could get somewhere in the zoo they're not supposed to go, so definitely a lot of problems. the broad view across the country, at band of showers off the northeast mostly staying off the northeast and a lot of dry territory across the country but we definitely have spots of fog as well and in part helped by the warm and mild air that we've been seeing. you look at these temperatures through the south into the 60's, denver, we were in the 60's yesterday, 60 again today, the offering temperature for this time of year should be in the mid 40's, so this is really some
impressive weather and all the way up through parts of the west, temperatures running well above average. that is beneficial for a lot of us. i mentioned all that rain into the nest, some of that will melt the snow. higher elevations could get another foot or so but this is going to be our biggest problem spot in terms of the flooding rain just within the next two or three days, because we're getting system after system, we could see some of these place be over a foot close to two feet just of the rain coming in. this is going to be a problem. >> but the lions will be ok. i'm surprised they can swim. >> they'll dry out within the next couple days. >> ok, nicole mitchell, thank you. >> oscar pistorius back to court. >> the judge's decision that could land the former olympian back in jail.
starting a year dedicated he said to mercy. >> he stepped through those golden doors, a path 10 million pilgrims will walk. the pope said mercy should be a stronger focus for the church than moralizing. 10,000 extra police have been deployed for safety. >> oses piss known as the blade runner gets to stay under house arrest appealing his murder conviction. a court upgraded is a manslaughter conviction in the death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. he had served a year under the earlier sentence. he now faces a minimum of 15 years in jail. >> a red alert is still in effect in beijing, the city blanketed by smog and millions told to stay indoors. adrien brown has the story. >> flying into a city that feels under siege, and where the enemy
is everywhere, poisonous particles in the air have reached dangerous levels. such pollution is not rare, but the government's response was, although it didn't go far enough for some. >> to wear a mask or not in a personal choice, but i think the government should have more control on the pollution instead of making us take the responsibility. >> i had to can sell my football class because of the smog. >> the m are unprecedented, schools advised to close, work halted at thousands of construction sites, cars are now restricted from roads on alternate days depending on their odd or even license plate numbers. >> the pollution is serious, but not nearly as bad as this time last week when the government issued an orange alert, the second highest of its four tier warning system leading some to wonder why a red alert's been issued now. >> but those often critical of the government are now
applauding. >> this is the first time we saw a red alert and it's a sign of a different attitude that they really want to solve the problem and take care of the public health. >> it is blamed on burning coal and car fumes. china is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions. the government's promised they peek by 2030. the code red alert is a code towards meeting that challenge. al jazeera, beijing. >> it's like smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, i remember that living there but there was even then never a red alert. in the winter, people burn coal in their own homes. >> it is a debate that is going to be going on for quite some time. >> somber commemorations taking place across the country, it is now the 74 anniversary of that day that will live in infamy, the affection on pearl harbor. the surprise japanese bombing
killed more than 2400 service members and drew the u.s. into world war ii. it is unusual and ironic that we are talking about national security only anniversary. >> some compare the xenophobia you saw after the bombing of world war ii and how it affected japanese americans the way donald trump is talking about muslim americans. in our next hour we will have more on donald trump saying he would ban muslims from entering the u.s. >> putting the picture together in ban certain, the suspects and the leading up to their deadly shooting rampage. >> we are back in two minutes with more of your world this morning. >> water pressure hitting faults and making earthquakes. >> there were a lot of people that were telling me i need to be careful how i say things. >> how many lives have to be lost? >> "faultlines". >> what do we want? >> al jazeera america's
>> we have no idea if they want to bomb us. >> outrage and anger from left and right, but this morning, donald trump is sticking to his call for a ban on muslims entering the country. >> he was given the right to help us in the community. >> american muslim worry that his comments will mean for attacks on the mosque and the faithful. >> new questions about the shooters in san bernardino, when were they radicalized and what was the wife doing oversees.
>> anger in chicago after a police officer avoids charges for killing a black man. >> good morning, welcome to your world this morning. >> this morning, donald trump is not backing down from his call to temporarily ban all muslims from entering the country. >> we will many, many world trade centers as sure as you're sitting there, our country will never be the same, you said it, until our countries representatives can figure out what is going on. we have no choice but to do this. >> the white house says the republican front runner is trying to divide america. democratic hillary clinton calling trump's statements reprehensible and prejudice and trump's gop rival john kasich said it should disqualify him from the presidency.
>> it is the most cigarette rick in trump's campaign so far. >> donald trump's anti muslim remarks were delivered onboard the second world war aircraftaryery the u.s.s. yorktown. he began by honoring the paulen at pearl harbor but quickly moved on to his main theme of the night, muslims. >> donald trump is calling for a ban on all muslims entering the united states speaking at a campaign stop in south carolina. >> donned j trump is calling for a total complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. we have no choice! >> trump said research shows 25% of u.s. muslims think violence against americans is justified
and 51% want to live you are not islamic law. >> where the i had red comes from and why, we'll have to determine. we'll have to figure it out. we'll have to figure it out. we can't live like this. it's going to get worse and worse. >> the organization that did the poll trump christed is called an anti muslim think tank. president obama urged the country to rally around muslims who he said are friends, neighbors, coworkers and sports heroes. >> i watched last night and i watched the president truly that didn't know what he was doing. >> trump's call for a muslim ban first appeared in a statement from his campaign. his words set the twitter sphere on fire including his rivals for the republican nomination. jeb bush tweeted: licensed graham said every candidate needs to do the right thing and
abandoned trump's statement. the council on american islamic relations was so outraged at trumps remarks i have the held an i am prom at you news conference on capitol hill to denounce him. >> this is outrageous coming from someone who wants to assume the highest office in the land, it is reckless and simply unamerican. donald trump sounds more like a leader of a lynch mob than a great nation like ours that he and others are playing into the hands of are isis. this is exactly what isis wants from americans, to turn against each other. >> thank you very much, south carolina. >> trumps remarks come as a new poll of republicans in iowa suggest he is lagging behind senator ted cruz 19% to 24%.
a new cnn poll has trump at 33% ahead of cruz at 20%. >> there is a pattern developing whenever trump is behind in the polls, in september, he said i love muslims but after the paris attacks called for a database to track them. >> it is unclear whether trumps call for a boon on muslims could hurt his own business deals in the middle east that he has several partnerships in muslim majority countries. the key part of his business empire was built through dealings with the sawed royal family. in 1995, he made a deal for new york city's plaza hotel linked with a sawed prince. he has golf courses in dubai and is considering new investments in qatar and saws rain. >> a contributor to the blaze and former political stat gist said trump's comments are not just reflective of his
supporters, but independent voters, as well. >> i believe that what mr. trump is alluding to banning all muslims, even friendly travelers i think is highly unrealistic. if you're talking about muslim immigrants, visa programs, those do have the support of many, many republicans and many independents who also lean represent who democrats are quite interested in knowing. i think what you're searing with mr. trump is he's tapping into a populace angst of the american people. people according to the latest polls, six out of 10 believe barack obama's handling of isis, and the retaliation has failed. >> according to the social media monitor topsy there are 300,000 comments. coming up in 10 minutes, we'll talk to the state department
spokesman jon kirby about what donald trump had to say. >> those comments come in the wake of the san bernardino shooting that killed 14 people. it has been nearly a week since the mass murder and we now know the shooters had target practice days before attacking the holiday gathering. we have more. >> we are continuing to be extremely methodical and brought in a reconstruction team. we have collected over 320 pieces of evidence in this investigation so far. we have transported a number of those pieces of evidence to washington, d.c., primarily to our f.b.i. laboratory, to urbom lab. >> among that evidence, documentation that the couple tashfeen malik and sayed farook had been owning their shooting skills. >> we have evidence that both of these subjects participated in target practice in some ranges within the metro area or within the los angeles area. that target practice in one occasion was done within days of
this event. >> monday's new information comes from more than 400 super views investigators have conduct and a.t.f., the bureau of tobacco, firearms and explosionives say it now has more details about the guns connected to farook. >> farook himself recovered weapons recovered at the scene as well as the rifle that was recovered during the search warrant. we have both the federal documentation and the california documentation two establish that he actually purchased the firearm. >> much of the focus shifted to tashfeen malik. her background has been one big question mark, the pakistani who lived in saudi arabia. there is precious little information at the moment and the f.b.i. is working with overseas partners to find out more. as for san bernardino, after a weekend of memorials and vigils, local leaders say what's important is trying to get things back to normal.
>> the purpose of terrorism is to make ordinary people afraid, told the ordinary things. last wednesday was an ordinary day in san bernardino county. it was a day when a group of our employees were gathered, these were dedicated public servants, to honor them, to express our gratitude for their unimaginable sacrifice, we have to fight to maintain that ordinary. we can't be afraid. >> that may be easier said than done. with each new development in the investigation, a dramatic turn for everybody following every step of the story. melissa chan, al jazeera, san bernardino, california. >> a south carolina judge said to be rethinking whether to let a police officer charged with murder out on bond. he requested a second bond hearing on monday, the judge requesting his first plea saying he was a danger to the
community. slager is the officer charged with shooting and killing walter scott, an unarmed black man in april. he has been in isolation in the county jail ever since. >> the mother of a black man shot dead by chicago police promise tolls keep fighting. monday, officials decided not to charge the officer for killing ronald johnson last year. we have the details of the careless from chicago. >> i am going to call it as i see it. >> this is what state's attorney anita alvarez saw. the police dash cam shooting of ronald johnson in 2014. after getting into a scuffle with an officer, the video shows johnson running with officers with what alvarez says is a gun in his hand. a different officer shoots johnson in the back, but you don't actually see johnson fall to the ground. the video is not good, and has no sound, but it was strong enough to help her decide that the shooting was justified. >> mr. johnson resisted arrest
and ran in a public park and toward an occupied police vehicle that was arriving on the scene. >> alvarez says the fact that johnson was shot in the back while running away was not enough to convince her oh that the officer was in the wrong. >> johnson could of easily turned around and quickly fired at the officers pursuing him or even fired as he ran. >> the attorney for the johnson family insists that johnson did not have a gun on him and that the video isn't clear enough to show that every had anything in his hand. >> the biggest lie is that they said he turned and pointed and no one can argue that he did not turn, he did not point. >> alvarez says her investigation relied solely on the city's independent police review authority, or ifra. the johnson family attorney said the officer who did the shooting was never actually interviewed by alvarez or by ifra. >> this is a joke. it's the blind leading the blind. >> he says the officers never gave sworn statements about what happened until after they had all watched the video that
night. >> they all got their popcorn ready, because the video of that incident, the video of the murder of dorothy holmes son ronnie johnson was being played on the screen there. johnson's mother was furious about the decision. >> if that had been anybody in their family that got killed like that, the officer would have been charged with murder. >> mayor rahm emanuel said he's not going anywhere despite calls for his resignation after the video. johnson's family are not dropping their civil lawsuit against the city. al jazeera, chicago. >> the syrian opposition meeting in saudi arabia holding talks on unifying to defeat bashar al assad. it is the first sings the conflict began in 2011. some kurdish groups say they have not been invited. they also say the talks could harm the peace process.
gone too far, some say he should be disqualified for the race, others saying his proposals around serious. new polls show ted cruz has overtaken trump in iowa. >> some call for a pause on letting syrian refugees to this country. >> when people say that they cannot receive syrian refugees because they are muslims, those that say it are supporting terrorist organizations and allowing them to be much more effective in the recruitment of people. >> 21 syrian refugees arriving in texas this week after that state softened its legal challenge against them. texas is one of 30 states questioning the refugee resettlement process. joining me now is jon kirby spokesperson. the republican presidential front runner donald trump understands the country should
shut down this country accepting muslims from our countries. what are the problems with that statement? >> it runs counter to our actual policies here at the state department and in the immigration and naturalization service which focuses on non-discrimination and equal treatment for all. that's not a policies issue, it's part of american values. i would also say while we don't want to get involved in campaign rhetoric here, we stay out of the politics, we do know that our friends and partners all around the world listen very closely to the discourse here in the united states, whether it's political campaign or what not, and so people pay attention to mates being said hear and comments like that are not helpful. >> the u.n. says counterproductive. do you think it emboldens isil in any way, that type of rhetoric? >> well, it terrible isn't helping. obviously a terrorist like isil
want to provoke. they want to get a reaction from the west and whenments like that are made, it leads to reactions they prefer or want. on the resettlement program, no other traveler to the united states, no other traveler is as screened a carefully scoot needs as refugees. they go through very various levels of screening and scrutiny. we're very, very serious about this, in particular syrian refugees. they go through even more additional screening. the numbers are small. we understand that there's concerns in the united states by some goes, by some people living in various places in the country about this. we understand and take it very, very seriously. the syrian program is very, he very carefully managed. >> by the time they get to the united states, refugees generally applying here have already gone through a united nations process which begs the question if that is the right
place to be putting scrutiny as example for the visa waiver program or student visas. >> all the refugees coming to the united states are referred to the united states from the u.n.'s h.c.r. that's where the referrals come from, and a very small fraction of all the refugees, 20 million around the world are referred for resettlement, an even smaller number referred to the united states. it's a very small number we are talking. 38 countries participate in the visa waiver program. it is not a free pass. anybody that goes through the visa waiver program still has to go through the same very, very high level of scrutiny and vetting to get into the program and stay in the program. it's not a free pass. that said, the secretary has made very clear that we're going to continue to review that program and any other program under which individuals can enter the united states.
we do understand the concerns. nobody takes the security and safety of the american people more important than we do here at the state department and we're going to continue to look at these programs all around. >> have any of the recent terrorist incidents either at home or abroad had away immediate impact on the way the state department deals with foreigners? >> there hasn't been eight immediate changes as a result of recent terrorist attacks. that said, as you heard the president the other night in his comments in the oval office, direct a review of the k.1 visa program, the program under which the fiancee was able to enter the united states. we are going to look at that at the president's direction as a result of san bernardino. we're reviewing them in light of them and if there are things we find as we do these review that is we need to change immediately, we're going to change. the secretary has made it very clear to all of us here at the state department that he wants
those programs those in place to be agile and adaptive and made more stringent if need be. >> has there been a specific investigation launched by your democratic as to whether mismalik was properly processed, protocols properly followed. >> that's all wrapped up do a department of justice investigation into this incident. i won't talk about that or get ahead of their investigation. i'm sure as they investigate this terrible crime that they will examine that process, as well. again, if they find that there are things that were not done properly or need to be done better, we'll certainly take that onboard or take it very seriously, but i don't want to get ahead of the investigators. >> i want to talk about the refugees again. a letter was signed by 20 signatories, including henry as i sayinger, madeleine albright, david petraeus. they are worried we are shutting the door not only on syrian refugees but on iraqis who
helped forces during the iraq war. some of those translators have been waiting for years to get a visa to this country. should they expect even further delays now? >> i think we and you got to be real careful as we look at the refugee resettlement program. it is an important program. it's one that we need to continue. the united states welcomes in out of u.n. referrals the majority of u.n. referrals under the refugee program. again, there's a high level of scrutiny done on this, but we need to be careful moving forward that we don't overreact. we do understand the concerns about security and we're going to take those seriously, but we've got to keep the program in place. ultimately, though and i think this is a thing many are forgetting, the real answer is resolving the civil war in syria, so that they can go back home and they have a home, a safe and prosperous home for themselves, a whole and unified pluralistic syria.
that's why secretary kerry is working so hard on the diplomatic front to get to a political transition in syria so there is a government there that isn't run by bashar al assad and is responsive to the needs, the desperate needs of the syrian people. that's the real answer. >> of course those opposition groups are meeting today in riyadh, saudi arabia. i expect your democratic is looking closely at what hams at that meeting. john, i want to sort of get your impression on what the state department's role is in this fight against isil. we know that the pentagon is involved militarily, that department of homeland security is involved, that intelligence agencies are involved. what do you think the battle is for the state department? >> it is a total u.s. government interagency fight here. there are two tracks and they're both mutually reinforcing here. first is the campaign against isil. we have a special he vow here who is in the region as we speak
right now, talking to his counterparts, particularly in iraq about the fight against isil. there are nine lines of effort in that fight, not all of them are military, the military lines of effort get the head lined and we understand that and there's been good progress against isil on the ground through airstrikes, through the kinds of capabilities and training and assisting we're giving to indigenous partners on the ground, both in iraq and syria. there's a lot of effort there. there is also an equally important political diplomatic track. secretary kerry is voluntary focused on it here, coming out of vienna twice. we have 20 odd participants, 18 nations sitting at the table, that haven't traditionally agreed with one another now are sitting down and trying to craft out a framework for a political transition in syria that will get us to a better government there to help alleviate the suffering of the syrian people. those two efforts are mutually
reinforcing and we believe that with concerted effort and continued focus that we can get there on both fronts. isil can be defeated. they are not 10 feet tall and a proper transition can be put in place in syria so that you have a government that is responsible and responsive to all of the syrian people and able then to get isil out of the country and keep them out. one of the reasons isil has been allowed to fester and grow inside syria is bashar al assad's brutality. as secretary kerry has said, there's been a bit of a symbiotic relationship by isil and bashar al assad to the purchase of oil. there's a dual track here and we're going to continue to press on both of them here at the state department. >> thank you for your time, john. >> officials in oregon warn more rain is in the forecast after the wettest day ever recorded in portland. two and a half inches of rain falling causing sink holes and
road closures. crews are working to clean up the mess. nicole mitchell has been keeping track of all of it and it is a lot of it. >> it's not ending, so we just have round after round. if you were to look out to the pacific, you would see them stacked up off the coastline. we're getting one back in, the other one that we had seen is pulling a little bit into the midwest with some lighter moisture, won't cause as much of a problem there. as we zoom in, heavy rain again through washington state, some parts of oregon and occasionally with these systems, making it as far south at central california. just within the next 24 hours, we're going to see especially close to the coastline some places getting another half foot of rain. if you add up the next two or three days, some places will easily get over a foot totally, ciabatting all the flood concerns. the areas that we have in the green are different flood watches and warnings. those potential, but higher he will vases we're also worried
about snow. we have an avalanche warning, wind and snow making that treacherous and different winter weather advisories that are going to be problematic there. it's going to be a couple days of this. after one comes through, you can see another system, places like seattle, i've looked at the extended forecast. it doesn't look like we have a dry day in the forecast this week. >> they have had system after system in the last few weeks. >> yes, definite eating away at the doubt but a little too much in recent days. >> got it, thank you. >> keeping an eye on possible attackers. >> we'll talk about revamping the alert system as isil turns to the social media trying to spread its message. >> ray suarez is here with the steps the gop needs to take to lock up votes.
>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on, not just in this country, but around the world. >> what, as if there were no cameras here, would be the best solution? >> this goes to the heart of the argument. >> to tell you the stories that others won't cover. how big do you see this getting? getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> we're here to provide the analysis... the context... and the reporting that allows you to make sense of your world. >> ali velshi on target. >> welcome back. iran criticizing a new round of peace attacks over the war in syria. the meeting between option groups are taking place in saudi arabia. they're the first of their kind since the conflict began.
iran said the talks could harm the peace process already underway. >> donald trump is not backing down from his comments that sparked a firestorm. he said he stands by his proposal to ban muslims from entering the u.s. democrats and republicans call it dangerous and against american values. >> tight security at government buildings in san bernardino, california this morning. it's been almost a week since the mass shooting that left 14 people dead. investigators say the two shooters fourth of july and sayed farook appear to have been radicalized long before the attacks. they had taken part in target practice. >> homeland security secretary jay johnson saying the department will soon implement a new alert system. it's expected to provide better information to americans about any potential threats against the country. al jazeera's jami macintyre has more. >> the old color coded system was announced by the first homeland security secretary tom
ridge with great fanfare in 2002. >> presently, the nation currently stands in the yellow condition, an elevated risk. >> it featured five alert levels, low, guarded, elevated, high and severe. the problem is no one knew what to do when the alert level was raised from elevated to high. >> the major problem with the color coded system is it didn't communicate information. >> janet in a pal tan know replace i had with the national threat advisory system. it's triggered only by a credible threat of a specific plot. current homeland secretary said the bar is simply too high. >> we need a system that adequately in force the public at large not through news leaks of joint intelligence bulletins to law enforcement, not through leaks from anonymous government officials. >> johnson said some sort of
intermediate alert would allow law enforcement to share non-specific threats without avoiding panic. tougher screening was called for to shut down called the slack super highway. >> i can reveal that the united states government that information to indicate that individuals tied to terrorist groups in syria have already attempted to gain access to our country through the u.s. refugee program. >> he said in his opinion, the u.s. now faces the highest threat environment since 9/11 with three isil inspired attacks on three continents in just three weeks. still u.s. officials insist there is no foolproof way to predict or prevent the kind of assault that claimed 14 lives in san bernardino or the attack that killed three people at planned parenthood clinic in
colorado springs, something president obama acknowledged even as he tried to calm the fears of the nation. >> the fact is that our intelligence and law enforcement agencies, no matter how effective they are, cannot identify every would-be mass shooter, whether that individual is motivated by isil or some other hateful ideology. >> maybe you see something suspicious, but you don't want to get involved. >> law enforcement says that even more important than issuing alerts to the public is getting more alerts from the public. the f.b.i. says its see something say something public awareness campaign is one of its strongest tools. >> if you see something, say something. >> when we look back over our cases over the last 10-15 years, in lamb every case, we find that somebody saw something, whether it was a family member or friend or a co work he be and didn't say something to law enforcement, wrote an innocent narrative over facts that made
them feel uncomfortable or the hair stand up on the backs of their necks. don't do that. >> people have defended, muslim people have defended this country. some have lost their lives. there are doctors and teachers, firefighters, no one should make them question their identity. >> jami macintyre, al jazeera, washington. >> french authorities are reportedly proposing a big crackdown on internet use following the paris attacks. the wish list of proposals published in the newspaper would end anonymous and untraceable use of the internet and cell phones. it includes a ban on free wi-fi in public areas during a state of emergency and would require internet cafes to keep records of all visitors and their data. joining me is technicalette he had door for defense one.
analysts seem to agree that social media is allowing isil to spread its propaganda detectively and using facebook, twitter, you tube. are those companies addressing how their products are being exploited? >> there's a variety of different platforms that groups like isis use to spread their message. on the part of the be technology community, a lot of different responses. facebook earned credit for taking a very strong and very networked and very intelligent and comprehensive approach to keeping isis and isis messaging off of its site to the extent that it can, but people at individuals can still contact other individuals, post things on their own to their own social networking site on the site to their own profile and some of that has actually entered into the most recent investigation in san bernardino. >> who is doing a bad job of this? >> well, there are a lot of different platforms that isis
uses as far as western social media platform that we're all familiar with. twitter receives more criticism. now twitter imposes or enforces terms of service on different people that use the site, so it's against the terms of service for instant to clowe up a video of a beheading and you can get booted from the site for that, but according to an estimate this year, there are as many as 40,000 different pro isis accounts on twitter. these are people that are using the site to spread messages and things like that, so there's some argument that twitter could be a little more forceful not in just enforcing specific materials of service, but throwing off isis collectively as a group, according to whether or not people associate or affiliate with isis. there are a variety of other foreign social media sites, as well. >> here is what democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton said recently. >> resolve means depriving jihadists of virtual territory,
just as we work to deprive them of actual territory. they are using websites, social media, chat rooms, and other platforms to celebrate beheadings, recruit future terrorists, and call for attacks. we should work with host companies to shut them down. >> shut them down. candidate trump said we need to close the internet in some way. is that even technically possible to do? [ laughter ] >> donald trump did say that and suggested we contact bill gates for advice on doing that. we can work with social companies who run platforms like twitter to achieve better effects. a lot of people have an understanding of that. there are a variety of platforms out there. this is a big problem for the united states government and it's becoming one for the military, as well. earlier, we were talking with
jon kirby. the state department has a coordinated effort to counter messaging that isis puts out on social media. they have what's called a center for strategic counter terrorism communications, but here's the thing. while there may be as many as 40,000 pro isis twitter accounts, that center at the state department is staffed by 65 people and only about 20 of them are on the think again turn away campaign. those numbers are incredibly unequal. what recently happened is the national defense authorization act includes some language to help the defense democratic specifically increase its counter messaging activity. what they're going to do is exactly what hillary clinton is talking about. they're going to go to outside vendors, outside companies to marketers and marketing firms and come up with a much better strategy proactively countering this messaging. >> does it come down to sort of a grassroots effort? the hactivist group anonymous
issued a call to action on december 11, calling it isis trolling day, asking fellow trackers to mock isis with comic images and means. does it take sort of a ground swell of that kind of support to really tackle isil messaging? >> there's questions about how effective anonymous can be against a group like isis, if they're going to be more productive or counter productive. anonymous is a incredibly broad group and their activity here showcase as broad rejection of isis from all over the world. what's definitely obvious to a lot of folks is that it's going to take something very different from one sided messaging on the part of the united states government, it's going to take real engagement and real activity. that means actually reaching out to individuals, having individual conversations on social media, on social networks being much more engaged with actual individuals. that's not the sort of thing the state department can do.
they can't get in a twitter war with an isis representative, a jihadist or radical the same way that an independent marketing firm, someone with none mouse or particularly enlightened supporter of freedom and democracy can do. it's going to take something very differently from the strategy that's in place. >> thank you so much for your insights on this. >>er republicans saying they are in tent on winning over latino voters. 13 million latinos expected to go to the polls next year, but there are some republican contenders like donald trump that have been less than friendly and ignoring real issues latino voters say they want ads'd. >> latinos in new york, i don't think we have anything to get from the democratic parties. they have been taken for granted. >> many latino voters feel they've been played like a political toy among democrats and with republicans feel that the party's openly hostile to them. 45% of latinos thought
republicans were hostile towards them, 39% said they didn't care about them and 16% said they thought they proll cared. >> we are pleased to be joined by ray swards, the host of "inside story" here on al jazeera. you host that had panel in new york city last night. tell us some of the concerns. >> it's not a great choice between big ignored orliked, but latino voters are sensitive to that attitude coming from the parties. really, the big prize is the more than half of eligible voters who don't come to the poles. in states that are solid red or deep blue like california or texas, it may not make that much different, but in colorado, nevada, florida, states where there are very, very tight contests coming, lat voters
could like the difference. one of the people i spoke to last night runs voter registration programs for the league of the united latin american citizens, lulac, one of the largest community organizations in the country. she talked about, well one of the things she talked about was how expensive it is to identify these voters, rental at her them, and then get them to the polls. >> trumps recent comments on muslims almost eclipses i think what he said about mexican immigrants all those months ago. i wonder how the republican party can even begin to address issues like the type of rhetoric we're hearing from their front runner. >> two of the leading candidates for the republican nomination are latinos. they are cuban descended people, whose parents came to this country from cuba, but donald trump has been getting the lion's share of attention.
even last night when we were talking about other matters, he kept sneaking in and one polling service, polling latino voters found that donald trump is hurting republican chances among latinos even if he's not the nominee. two thirds of latinos polled said that donald trump is hurting the republican party's i am manual among latinos. >> when you say they can be the swing voters, that happened in the last election for president. are there now initiatives to try to get more latinos to go to the polls? >> there are and it's like a shouse flowers blooming. there are local ones, national ones, coordinated once that are very ad hoc-y, neighborhood based efforts. one thing that really got the attention of people in the room last night was just how expensive it is. i mentioned lulac. let's listen to what she said. >> the actual cost average cost
to register a voter is $20 per voter registration. if you're talking about 9 million latinos who we may be able to register, we're talking about over $180 million that need to be invested in our communities so we can reach those voters, $180 million. >> on one level, that's way beyond what any community organization can manual, but when the big party organizations wheel in their juggernauts and they're talking about spending north of a billion dollars in the next cycle, maybe that's money well spent in this case. >> ray suarez, thank you for joining us. good to see you. >> you can watch "inside story" tonight at 6:30 p.m. eastern. >> former daily show john stewart campaigning, going back to the show to push congress to renew the 9/11 health act. >> of course there was no reason not to renew it permanently, but they did not renew it any way.
these first responders, many sick with cancers and pulmonary disease traveled to washington at their own expense hundreds of times to plead for our government to do the right thing. >> it is known as the deraga act. >> call for calm in san francisco. >> the deadly police shooting that's put the department's practices under scrutiny.
>> looks can be deceiving, those appear to be gray skies over manhattan this morning, but despite ominous appearance, temps in the big apple have been in the 50's. >> the san francisco police department is reviewing its tactics after a police shooting there. five officers shot and killed a black man last week and a video went viral. we have more on the case from san francisco. >> on a san francisco street, a confrontation between police and a 26-year-old man. this cell phone video captures a burst of gunfire. marrow woods goes down. the killing has caused outrage among some san francisco residents and activists. the lead public defendant of the city: >> i was shocked by the san francisco police department says
handling of the entire situation. >> police say they were looking forego woods after he allegedly stabbed someone. when officers found woods, they say he was carrying this knife. the police chief says officers repeatedly yelled drop the knife, then they fired bean bag guns. in a statement, the san francisco police department said an officer moved in front of woods and then "still armed with the knife, the suspect moved towards the officer. at this point fearing serious injury or death, officers fired their department i should handguns at the suspect. the suspect was struck by the gunfire and fell to the ground." >> candles burn where mario woods was shot and killed. dozens have come by to pay their respects. the community is asking why so many bullets were used and some demand that the police chief resign. >> police appear to have fired at woods about 15 times. the public defender said this is
another officer involved shooting in a series of such shootings across the country that lead to anger, protest and a call for change. >> in situations like this, require us as a civilized society to say isn't there something better that we can do? >> s.f.p.d. called for an internal investigation. the department has joined a group to study deescalation tactics. lisa bernard, al jazeera, san francisco. >> powers back on in thousands of homes in the u.k. this morning, but schools and public transportation in the northern part of the country still closed cleaning up from severe flooding. this is some of the damage you can see from the skies. over the weekend, northern england getting hilt with more than a foot of rain, at least one person we now know is dead. >> that's not the case everywhere. the calendar says december. for much of the country, it feels like spring today. let's bring in nicole mitchell
for what's going on with the temperatures. >> not many complain about this this time of year unless you want the snow and ice for your winter sports. in the midsection of the country, we've had warm air, a pattern where most of the country is at or above average and some of these temperatures 60s all the way up to parts of colorado and nebraska puts a few cities, almost 20 degrees above average and widespread, temperatures 10 degrees above average. that's just for this portion of the country. if we look bradley, even in the morning cooling into the upper 40's today, that's still a couple of degrees above average and by the weekend, possibly near 60. so we don't have, which we usually see in december, a real core of cold weather and a few place well above. this is into tomorrow's forecast, so those temperatures don't change too much. we do have another couple active things in our forecast, even though the temperatures haven't been. we are talking about flooding. we have concerns in southern parts of florida and big system has been out west, system after
system coming. i mention the portions of florida still under moisture today, too, and then it tapers off more tomorrow, including the scenes we saw earlier of flooding at the zoo and all the animals trying toique it out there. >> both of you have said the skies over new york do not look ominous, in fact look have iting. >> we thought it was a nice looking sunrise, del thought ominous. i guess it's a half full thing. >> we see the silver lining. thank you, nicole. >> becoming energy independent. >> the alternatives in one vacation halt spot to keep the lights on. >> al jazeera america's hard-hitting...
>> they were robbed of their stage three weeks ago and we would like to offer them our stage tonight. >> a return to the stage in paris for the band performing at the concert hall last month that was attacked. last night, they joined u2 on the stage. >> you cannot kill rock and roll. >> a short time ago in fact, the american band returned to the scene of the attacks to pay their respects to the 90 victims killed at the concert call. >> bono said that the spirit of rock and roll is the thing that you always have to remember. >> they actually had a concerned planned the day after the paris attacks, u2 did, but they
canceled it. there they are back on the stage. >> when you think of aruba, lays days on beautiful beaches come to mind but the island is a leader in green. it's on track to become energy independent in five years. we have more from aruba. >> they calm it the happy island and for a place that dependency almost entirely on tourism, it's an apartment nickname. aruba's also getting a reputation for something that most visitors here are unaware of. if all goes well, this tiny nation will be information independent in just five years. >> i have a whole section here that takes care of all the water. >> it's a goal that vialist has been promoting for years. his hotel on the edge of pristine beaches is eco friendly, a philosophy that he says helps both his business and the environment. >> i say to my customers feel good, because you probably are wasting less energy in coming on
vacation to aruba than probably spending at home. >> aruba's path to energy independence hasn't been easy. energy prices here were rising steeply. thousands of barrels of diesel were being imported to generate power and a local oil refinery closed in 2012, which is why aruba began to consider alternatives. >> for a volcanic island off the coast of venezuela, aruba has more than its fair share of potential power sources. the sun is an obvious bun, but by the end of 2016 almost half will be supplied by wind power and that say the government makes them a leader in green technology. >> the aruban government said the changes such as scrapping old team turbines embracing solar power cost $300 million, but officials say it's their global partners that made all the difference. >> they've come together in support of aruba adding their
message to an effort that is not only important for aruba, but i would say for the world. >> since the move to greener technology, energy prices have dropped, inflation reversed and aruba paid off the main borrowed to make the changes. by 2020, it may be th the nation others turn to. >> i just got back in september. i want to go again. >> from aruba? >> yes. >> lucky you. that's it for us here in new york. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters. a reminder from our newsroom in doha, much more on the international reaction to donald trump's calls to ban muslims from the country. >> have a great day.
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