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this is c w news live from bird land a wartime growl it goes up in smoke. emergency crews detonated an unexploded world war two bomb in berlin city center thousands who cleared the area head back to their homes and offices and the hours of transit delays are over as the city's main train station opens also coming up the suspect in alleged anti-semitic attack has handed himself into berlin police authorities
say that he is a teenage asylum seeker who arrived in germany from syria back in twenty fifteen and north and south korea set up a telephone hotline and again where summit next week it's mentioned he's communication between the two sides at odds over the north's nuclear ambitions plus the end of a sporting premier league soccer club arsenal announced the departure of coach parson the anger at the end of the season he's been in charge for over twenty years and zero tolerance t w launches a new investigative series first following the rise of islam mystic stream ism in bangladesh why is the country finding it harder and harder to reconcile free speech and religion. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program thanks for joining us. tensions were high
for hours leading up to a german bomb expert successfully pulling apart and defusing a massive world war two explosive unearthed at a construction site emergency teams stood ready for a worst case scenario police spent hours of vacuum waiting buildings in the surrounding area and diverting traffic then experts opens the relics casing and removed the more than seven decades old detonator the british bomb had the power to do some real damage around berlin's mean train station the whole town hall but now trains are rolling again and residents and tourists are allowed to travel freely within the city. and police here in berlin have been sharing details and pictures of the operation on their official social media accounts here's the announcement that everyone was waiting for check this out they write a short boom diffuses diffusing successful that is obviously not the picture there
that was picture boris johnson there we go that's the picture of that tweet which was issued by the police department in berlin essentially confirming that it was a successful operation today. also police they apparently use high pressure technology to remove the detonation device from the bomb and you see a picture illustrating that operation there some brave work that those guys are doing. and with us on the scene correspondent rebecca she was there all morning she was monitoring the scene for us and experts made the bomb safe as we just heard and i asked her if everyone had been bracing for the detonation of this huge bomb and so i asked her if she had heard anything to listen. that's right sarah no i am a little disappointed to say that i did we were promised possibly. to hear that boom but i guess we're on the other side of the station from where it happened and it just wasn't able to hear here unfortunately although very happy to say that it
went to plan and nothing really dangerous happened in the end so we're back to walk us through that plan because there was a quite a scale and a science of this operation i mean they had tests essentially shut down central berlin right yeah there's been complete chaos in the capital today sara i mean you know there's an eight hundred meter evacuation zone around that site that includes roads hospitals government buildings the economics ministry was shut down one of the main hospitals here charité had to close parts of some parts of the hospital. also the another hospital that houses people from the military that was also shut down as well as the central intelligence agency here in berlin so you know it's caused a lot of destruction and traffic mayhem as well because of all the roads were closed down cars are being diverted the train station was shut down it's the main
the main train east west train through berlin so anyone trying to get from one side of the city to the other was unable to parts of the underground which shut down basically he was travel chaos and i'm sure people are really relieved that everything's back up and running now just ahead of the weekend talk with us a little bit more about that really because i'm sure it isn't high enough that you've been speaking with people over there where they're telling you. yeah well i mean i was talking to the police obviously they are really relieved that everything went to plan it was a sort of a joint police fire brigade operation the fire brigade were the ones with the actual disposal team but they were working very closely with police i've spoken to them they're obviously very relieved that everything went to plan them in a safe and of course you know people standing by you know hoping to get trains or just wanting to to see what was going to happen are all really relieved of course i'm certainly relieved this building is glass and i was told by a bomb expert that even would to explode you know a thousand thousand kilometer radius around the bomb site would would
all the glass would shatter so you know everyone has very relieved rebecca returns and berlin thank you. also in berlin police are investigating a potential hate crime that is still king fears of rising anti semitism in germany one of the suspects in the apparent attack has now turned himself into police he was filmed beating up two young men who wore jewish religious head coverings those men told d.w. news that they were wearing that kept us because they wanted to show our friend it's safe to do so in berlin. with this video the alleged attacker address the outcry a friend announces that kanaan wants to turn himself into the police the nineteen year old suspect was filmed apparently assaulting an israeli arabs on the streets of berlin he yelled at you in arabic media reports say the alleged attacker is a syrian with a palestinian background who came to germany in twenty fifth jane. in the past year
berlin has seen several anti semitic incidents like this one on al could stay when palestinians and their supporters demonstrate against israel protesters made anti semitic statements and burnt an israeli flag on the belly and by scrotes big initiative against anti semitism visit schools to explain the subject including to students with immigrant backgrounds they want to gain seeing anti semitic attacks specifically muslims. there's a specific group among muslims who are anti semitic is much more sometimes like in the present case they act in a particularly hateful way but i think that we should not stigmatize muslims. rather we should try to convince them to fight against anti-semitism and everything else is counterproductive the. team. has one of the largest arab and muslim populations in germany you found mixed reactions among the community. as
a human being i'm happy to live with christians and jews and muslims together but the jews in palestine are occupiers. not all jews occupy palestine so what does a boy who was born a jew have to do with it no man is the thing that our social media we can't trust social media if you have the cost to be an investigation and if they find that palestinians did this for the then i reject that as a muslim. the case has left many jews wondering if they're safe. facebook is rolling out changes this week aimed to help protect private data users in europe are the first to see the new settings and art of the call is complying with tougher laws on privacy that go into effect next month facebook says that it will ultimately offer the same protections everywhere but the company is already facing questions about how serious it is on that account. for more on this let's
bring in dave at his very own call not someone who is standing by for us he's joining us from our social media desk this afternoon so big changes for users here and europe what does this mean in practical terms for example have you already been notified have you had to change your settings so i haven't seen anything yet but talking with other members of our social media team they're starting to see these notifications coming in many other people in europe as well it looks like facebook essentially wants to get ahead of the game they want to start complying with this e.u. general data protection regulation or g.d.p. are for shorts before next month's deadline that would be may twenty fifth so we're getting a preview actually of the changes that are headed your way if you're a facebook user even if you're not in europe and here are just some of the basics to this new privacy control with facebook now e.u. users can opt in to using facial recognition technology which has been banned since two thousand and twelve you can limit the use of political religious or relationship information that you might have already shared you can also say you
don't want facebook to use information from partner websites when they're targeting ads and there's some new features pacifically for minors people users may be under sixteen years of age it requires parental consent so there are some of the basics here they're being rolled out clearly facebook trying to get ahead of the game here before the g.d.p. our next month the proposals are already drawing criticism though aren't they is facebook so it's going to criticism it looks like a lot of these new protections are not quite as strong at least in terms of facebook as they looked like they would be at first so for example the g.d.p. our this new regulation it prohibits companies from processing your sensitive information so maybe your ethnicity or your religion and here's how it looks like that will work now in terms of facebook just by seeing these new notifications the south facebook handles that you're given just two choices either you consent you let the company gather your personal information or you completely delete it there is no option to say for example that you are catholic and tell facebook not to get
. there that information so it's a little bit a little bit wishy washy there it's even worse for the protection when it comes to minors take a look at how facebook handles that under the g.d.p. our users younger than sixteen they need consent from a parent or guardian for a company to gather their data well facebook's system for that is honestly really bad as you can see a teen user can simply select any facebook friend as their parent or guardian or put in any e-mail address and then they can just easily get around that controls of facebook perhaps not doing as good of a job as we thought they would here and you know we've also had some reports in the past week that have also raised some questions haven't they yeah we're just finding out this week according to reporting by reuters that facebook is making a move that would actually perhaps limit the number of people that are protected under this g.d.p. are in fact they're moving nonny you members away from these protections that goes against what c.e.o. mark zuckerberg told us last week here's what he said to congress do you believe
the european regulations should be applied here in the u.s. . senator i think everyone in the world deserves privacy protection we're committed to rolling out the controls and affirmative consent and the special controls around sensitive. types of technology like face recognition that are required in g.d.p. our we're doing that around the world. so if facebook is not doing that all around the world it's definitely backtracking on what mark zuckerberg said there here's exactly what it's doing it's a little bit complicated we made a map for you so hang in there with us that's a everything that facebook does is complicated facebook has an international headquarters here in europe in dublin so this is what governs facebook users in the e.u. and all other countries except for the u.s. and canada you can see the headquarters there that's how it currently stands the change will be though that all those global users outside of the e.u.
will now be headquartered in california at their headquarters there that means they will no longer be legally were protected under the g.d.p. aren't there that's one point five billion users that's a lot of users car i thank you so much for keeping track of all this telling us a little more about it and a lot of people have questions so yelping us make sense of that crowd last night from a social media as we appreciate it. let's get a quick check now of some other stories that have been making news around the world medics in the gaza strip say that two palestinians have been shot dead by israeli forces and another day of protest across the border that's after the military dropped leaflets urging residents to stay away from the border fence at least thirty three palestinians have been killed by soldiers firing at the border in recent weeks more than fifty people have been injured after two passenger trains collided in the austrian city of salzburg the crash happened at the main station in the early morning hours an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident. and hundreds of people in indonesia have watched unmarried couples being
beaten with canes for showing affection public two alleged prostitutes were tortured and six young people were lashed for flirtatious behavior these are the last public beatings to be held in the conservative province authorities say they will soon be moved indoors to persons. you're watching news still to come on the program after twenty two years in charge at english soccer club arsenal coach arse in bangor is stepping down at the end of the season we'll ask our sports correspondent about the legacy of one of the game's greatest figures. but first ben presume is about to join us and we have some breaking news of regulators cracking down on a us bank ben thank you sara true american regulators the fund wells fargo a billion dollars for mortgage and lay sions it marks the toughest penalty against a bull street bank during the trump administration last year wells fargo admitted
to charging over one hundred million clients for car insurance they didn't need and forcing customers to pay fees for mortgage delays which were the bank's fault now the new sources have told the news agency reuters that german police are holding bush's head of power train development on remand gate scandal broken twenty fifth actually been going on for a couple years no. yeah exactly i mean we have talked about this before all of this seems to be like never ending story almost no week sometimes even not a day without more new news of all the gate scandal it's really going to be interesting now to see what portia is going to do about this case and also you know with this employer you have to remember the case of the volkswagen minutes are only about schmidt he was put on trial in front of a court in the united states was even sentenced to seven years in prison after he was sentenced works hard and then also fired him so we have to see what's now going to happen with cannot or if they will be able to continue their work at the
carmaker or if maybe porsche will fire them as well daniel thanks for keeping us up to date the global oil that has kept oil prices down appears to be over the reported conclusion of a joint technical panel made up of members of opec and other oil producing countries the panel says an opec led agreement in place since january twenty seventh seen had helped cut over supply earlier the week prices hit the highest level in nearly four years raising concerns about inflation. germany's not keen on forking out even more money to deepen european integration but chancellor angela merkel does appear open to compromise over her french counterparts reform plans. ideas are lofty and could cost a lot plus he's fighting this reform battle on two fronts abroad as well as at home . french riot police raid a university in paris they're trying to force out dozens of students who shut down
the campus for a month in protest over president emanuel calls higher education reforms. meanwhile radical labor unions have been letting their displeasure be known mccall aims to cut some of their privileges that he says cost too much like early retirement and free train travel for train drivers. but the president isn't fazed and his ambitions go beyond france he says he wants to save the e.u. and the eurozone the u.s. he does it in the city. more solidarity in the currency union no currency union conserve without convergence element this is a social instruments of compensation and adaptations and see that. union is part of it. but northern european countries especially germany aren't enthusiastic because macross plans could end up costing them money. he might be
enjoying a warmer reception of broadband at home but emmanuel mccall is reforms for running into resistance wherever he is. in a straight inquiry into financial sector misconduct has claimed its first casualty the head of a m.p. the country's largest wealth manager as stepped down over revelations of board level to say action and misappropriation of funds another financial institution the commonwealth bank is accused of knowingly withdrawing consulting fees from dead clients accounts the government is vowing to tighten regulation and double prison terms of financial crimes inquiry began last month following years of banking scandals. but your bank is making headlines for all the wrong reasons this time they made an accidental transfer happens to the best of us who couldn't get a number wrong especially with those ridiculously long i bands but i'm sure you've never accidently transferred this amount it's about to appear on your screens if
they get it right there are lots of zeros involved. who empty eight billion euros went to the wrong account but to their credit they figured it out after just a few minutes and no harm was done but the incident does throw the spotlight on the bank's risk and control processes and it's creaking i-t. systems high time for more than just a reboot now any tourist loves taking some sort of memento home with them from a special trip i love bottling scent if i've been to an exotic beach if you think that's strange there are royal fans who pay through the nose for the most tacky of t.v. sets as long as this next couple has its mugs on the mugs. when britain's prince harry marries meghan markle it's likely to be one of the most watched events of the decade combining royal decorum with hollywood glitter the
wedding will make at least a small contribution to the british economy. tourists come to live the experience and many of them will want to take something home with them. preferably not made in china. these workers in central england are busy hand making and decorating thousands of commemorative mugs for the big event. we. enjoy. with. emma bridgewater opened her company in one thousand nine hundred five and has produced commemorative articles from the beginning. her workers made mugs for queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee and the wedding of harry's brother prince william to kate middleton bridgewater hope spiers appreciate the craftsmanship.
that you can get if you break. the effort might well be worth it. in the run up to the last royal wedding upwards of three hundred million euros were spent on memorabilia. but i just want to ask if. this is no know. you. now we are on to some sports news because there is big news coming from the english premier league arsenal have announced that manager arsene wenger will be stepping down from his role and leaving the club at the end of the season and joining us to discuss in the studio is to get his very own mark meadows who we just learned does not collect. thank you so much for joining us mark so this was a little unexpected i wanted yes and no. we sort of expected him to go at the end of the season he's been there for twenty two years amazing amount of time but he's sort of been out of steam the fans were getting pretty frustrated did not want to
in this league title since two thousand and four so they wanted him to go but what is a surprise is the announcement being made today we expect him to come later on at the end of the season it may well be because there was some leak about to happen so the club had to rush it out it might be connected to a potential successor or maybe it's beef because they think they need to give the team a bit of a joke ahead of a big game coming up at basically a real police seventy final against political madrid and it be great for him to go out on a high so maybe they think to tell the players now look this is his last season you have to win this europa league to give him the perfect trying to go out on well ok so it could be a strategy there he has quite a legacy doesn't he doe's i mean it's it's almost unprecedented yes alex ferguson was in charge of much not to for longer but twenty two years now a days no one would ever be in charge of a football club for twenty two years it is staggering and it's not just his longevity is the way he changed football in britain when he came in ninety six from
japan no one knew who he was it was like being good and immediately he stamped his or forty on the english game he was big into diet that was really important to him beforehand in this play as it often drink beer before matches but he said no no no there's a great story actually from sol campbell one of his former defenders about how he told the players how to still do the tea so that every bit of sugar would be dissolved because he was such a perfectionist but also on the field his football was staggering before he came austin was known as the. out of a boring club they were called boring boring arsenal trying to win every game one will completely change a vegan a fantastic football great goals and look at the numbers seven f.a. cups three league titles including going on beaten in the two thousand and four season no premier league manager as ever done that he also made the champions league final in two thousand and six so a pretty staggering legacy all those years there was clearly something in that team mark. there's been a lot of reaction of course now that we've heard this yes one of his former players
the goalkeeper david seaman has said hey now i know the fans of kind of wanted him to leave for quite a few years but let's all bond together and give him the sendoff he deserves and that might mean a europa league triumph also rivals like gary neville who was the manchester united captain you know hated asshole during his playing career but he said they asked in benghazi teams with the toughest teams to play against they were fantastic and we've also heard from some premier league managers today about what they think about his legacy let's let's take a look you always develop teams goes from turns to players and. dominating guy mid ninety's maybe early two thousand when he was really winning pretty much everything played wonderful football so i'm mild his work always was always been since i'm in england it's a bit different because now we have to challenge them of course but from germany he was always was always a big big role model in the home i respect. who has put because he has done so
premier league is with premier league well now think a huge personality like arson not to my dad who the premier league is the premier league things who he has he has done. his vision and respectful to the pool. so as we can see there mark you know a lot of love to go around for him and what does this team do now because i mean these are some massive shoes to fill indeed i mean there's lots of contenders for such a big job thomas took ill is one potential candidate he's free is obviously not a bruise or door in the more but i'm not sure that's let it happen because i think there may be a deal in place for total to go to paris and. all the possibilities for more often players like cherry honoree here in ri is now an assistant coach of belgium but that's he's only coaching expertise that he's got so it might be a bit too soon for him even though he's a legend for arsenal and we've got patrick vieira who is
a coach now he's coaching new york city f.c. in the m.l.s. so he has a bit more coaching experience he's an over legend but new york city you see is connected to manchester city so we sort of kind of building with the hierarchy of match the city and it would be a bit strange from there to jump back to arsenal so they're over candidates as well you can learn the germany coach could he be tempted possibly if the world cup goes well or badly all the possibilities carl wunsch a lot of former but i mean a coach he's available and luis enrique who want to champions league of course alone and he's also free so some big names there mark medals from our sports task walking us through all of this thanks mark. you're watching d.w. news still to come on the program hanging on in the telephone north and south korea get their hot line up and running as part of the sudden thaw in relations between the two countries and it isn't just extremism on the rise in bangladesh a new d w documentary investigates growing intolerance in the south asian asian
country. once israel and germany seem divided by unbridgeable rift. bump a new generation is showing that the two nations can live in peace and friendship. a special relationship germans in israel israelis in germany. forty five minutes on w. . movement fighting for decades to be taken seriously in the world of war here's what's coming up. on w o they do this deal superhero comics show to change how to smart women spot
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welcome back a quick reminder of our top stories. it was the bang heard around central bergen's had a bomb disposal experts have defused a potentially deadly world war two explosive in the center of the city thousands who had evacuated the city center are now allowed to return and the main train station located near the bomb site is up and running again after a several hour shutdown. north and south korea have opened a telephone hotline ahead of next week's historic summit leaders of the countries plan to speak on the phone before meeting face to face in an effort to end the nuclear standoff with the north now south korean president noonday and wants to officially end the war after the arm assist of one thousand nine hundred fifty
three at the last summit back in two thousand and seven former leaders kim jong il and roh new. efforts for a peace agreement never materialized seoul says that it intends to keep the new hot line open after the rare summit takes place next week. journalist harrison is standing by with the latest now from seoul so first just generally speaking how high are the hopes ahead of the summit what can we expect. well series it's really hard to say president moon julian has made it clear that his focus is going to be on getting north korea to give up its nuclear weapons he hasn't said that directly but we know that because his administration has made it clear they're not going to focus on other things other issues that have more as korea such as human rights south korea's foreign minister recently said that that's something they're not going to touch on which is made many in south korea unhappy but like i said the
focus is on getting north korea to give up its nuclear weapons this is different than previous summit so ever because unlike two thousand and seven as you mention and the previous summit with the former leader kim jong north korea didn't have a confirmed nuclear capability then it's pretty clear that they do now which gives north korea a lot more negotiating power they have a nuclear weapons capability they've proven that time and time again and they will certainly leverage that that is in kim jong un's mind a way for the regime to survive so mungy in the south korean president has his work cut out for him i'll say once again the focus is on getting north korea to give up its nuclear weapons and it's really unclear though exactly what the agenda will be and how moon plans to do that ok so the nuclear weapons are one car in that air that's in the north korean stack another one is the fact that of course the two countries they're still officially at war the hostilities of the korean war they only ended and armistice agreement as we heard earlier so for its part it wants an
official and before signing any possible treaty how likely is it that north korea will give up that card. we've heard president discuss that this week he said that a peace treaty should be in sight it should be the ultimate goal he's also a condition that he's also said that that's probably not possible without a deal on denuclearization so getting to that step of a peace treaty has to come after north korea agrees to some sort of concession about his weapons programs and then you have the u.s. as well which complicates things because it has always viewed negotiations as a nonstarter unless the north is willing to give up its nuclear weapons a stand still a stand simply at this point the north seems to want to discuss that but the peace treaty at this point it's really hard to see that is something that's possible
immediately without even knowing if the north and the south in the north in the u.s. even have the same view about north korea giving up its nuclear weapons ok and all eyes will be on those talks as they kick off next friday we want to thank you very much journalist for us harrison joining us from seoul putting it into perspective. well now we are going to had to the u.s. and china bene standing by for one that we're talking about trade dispute and trade war you could even call it that's been rumbling on for some time now sarah the chinese tech giant zed e lashing out at washington today it says a u.s. ban on american supply is selling to the chinese state firm will prevail production for something the world's most popular devices and threaten the company's existence washington impose the ban on the company on monday forbidding access to u.s. software chips and other technology for seven years u.s. authorities accuse the company of violating export sanctions against north korea
and iran fifty eight pleaded guilty in march and agreed to pay over a billion dollar fine now the company chairman says it will take legal action against this bad. let's bring in linda hall now asia correspondent in singapore linda will this cripple production for some cell phones should consumers be worried well ben that he is one of the walls top maker and commune off communicate and communication. so the benefits technology me says that he cannot buy components into its equipment some of its flex mobiles like the exxon nine uses qualcomm chips they all comes from us and it could be delayed or scrapped altogether if. he decides to design the flow into a big show that uses some of the chips that form some so all those awful many media tech and the bigger problem yet is the use of google play devices and google is a us company so that might also impact the sales of that c.e.'s well as the
production and the new so that he phones bed and is the company so dependent on us suppliers i mean could it actually fold as a result of that. well ben trading off its shares agosto and hong kong have been suspended since tuesday when this announcement have actually been made and this is quite a shock to the company has caused in so the ways that they had to bend sales off u.s. technology to debt but the company still now looking to what resolving this problem is jim and that we partner with and a memo to stuff to tell them to keep calm and carry on working and that they were actually internationalization has its ups and downs and that best also plans to make sure that it's are the so that they don't have to be rely on foreign semiconductor supply this anymore and that not that they have also been very backed
by very strong companies they own companies so they shouldn't be folding that could be bad ok linda we're going to have to leave it there could as well also hurt the u.s. and u.s. supplies that will have to leave the interview there thank you it's a great time of year in germany when spring brings gardens alive but you may notice less buzzing this season experts have long been sounding the alarm about the claiming honeybee populations worldwide some blame climate change others disease of course these are essential to food production pollinating seventy percent of global crops they contribute an estimated two billion euros a year to german g.d.p. the french research institute c n s says insects are responsible for two hundred billion euros worldwide in global economic output but half old european be colonies have died out many scientists claim mites. monocultures and loss of habitat also
play a role u.s.p. populations are shrinking by thirty percent a year they've become so rare in parts of china that thousands of farm workers have to pollinate trees and crops by hand. when the cherry blossoms are out it's time for us to start work on something that's normally taken care of by nature the farmer pollinates her trees by hand it should be be's doing this work but here in the honey one region of southwest china there simply aren't enough of the beneficial insects to go around. there's not been are you were simply too low the trees were flowering well but only produced a few fruits yet at the heart then we heard about hand pollination we checked it out and then started doing it ourselves. hand pollination is a painstaking task first farmers have to find flowers which have only just opened
the pollen dust has to be fresh and clean and removed very carefully. and her husband. colony each tree three times. nowadays it's really hard work being a fruit grower. we have to spend a lot of time tending our trees that the. global b populations are on the decline and china is especially badly affected most regions no longer have any native varieties the main problem is the widespread use of chemicals in the district capital cinci farmers come to junk store to stock up on fertilizers herbicides and insecticides. so you want to tell farmers not to spray during the flowering period because then the bees won't go on the blossoms. at all other times though the farmers happily spray away and on average chinese farmers use twice as many pesticides as their european counterparts meanwhile beekeeping has become
a profitable business here. leases his piece to local farmers on a daily basis he charges five euros per hive per day. when it's almost pollinate life they only roughly distribute the pollen on the blossoms go right into the center of the flower and take the pollen exactly where it needs to go. it sounds like easy cash but these need a lot of attention and the keeper has to know precisely what local farmers are up to at all times. thirty next year he'll start spraying the apple trees that might be and take them over the forest otherwise they'll dawn. and her husband though don't want to spend money on renting the grand dame of performance art absolutely that's coming up a little bit later and culture news with catherine how much of a first we're going to go to another story because this has to do with zero
tolerance it is the title of a new series of d.w. documentaries focusing on asia and the series will explore what is happening in the most populous continent as intolerance and religious fundamentalism are on the rise we begin our journey in bangladesh a wave of attacks by radical islamists has swept over the country in recent years many of the victims happened liberal bloggers apparently targeted for criticizing islam. as you again said university letting the had down the semester is over. just a few metres away is the spot where blogger average roy was murdered in february two thousand and fifteen the atheist writer was paying a visit to duck us book fair while walking home with his wife he was attacked by radical islamists wielding machetes. royce father is heartbroken it's a retired professor of physics his son of egypt was one of five secular bloggers
murdered in two thousand and fifteen three years later and none of his killers has been convicted average roy's father laced the greatest share of the blame with the government. who have a do here kid. of. the of discord. should be. ready. and after. the country has been governed by a prime minister. since two thousand and nine once the ruling party stood for liberal values and a clear separation of state and religion nowadays it seems to show more sympathy to the murderous than the bloggers. which is the only book and. life of the prophet some people are incensed.
they lose that once there so we. brought it on themselves the government claims to pursue a policy of zero tolerance against militancy while islamists are becoming increasingly assertive them address us are considered by many to be breeding grounds of fundamentalism mufti pfizer like teaches islamic sharia law and to koran school and duck contests repeatedly been accused of hate speech in this video he calls for the death penalty off a politician who criticizes pilgrimages to mecca talking to a t w he explains why it is that the motto be in his nom de guerre is it allah and the prophet. if you insult or abuse that the whole be a hot spot. so what should you do if you are hurt but do you pick up a weapon with them but you know that it is law does not permit that it will but
when it comes to those who hurt you and make your heart. at least you can ask for their punishment i was told biblical to have it. not only atheist bloggers but also artists and people of different faiths have been under oppression bangladesh in early march there was yet another attack attack against a renowned writer and eminent scientist the motive of the young perpetrator he saw his victim as an enemy of islam. and the full documentary of the dawn of elim ism it will air tomorrow here on day w. and in the studio with me now is one of the filmmakers our very own sandra peterson sort when it comes to those who hurt you and make your heart. at least you can ask for their punishment. also biblical to have it. not only atheist bloggers but also artists and people of different faiths have been on depression bangladesh in early march there was yet another attack attack against
a renowned writer and eminence. scientist the motive of the young perpetrator he saw his victim as an enemy of islam. and the full documentary of the dawn of ylem ism it will air tomorrow here on day w. and in the studio with me now is one of the filmmakers our very own sandra petersen welcome to you thanks so much for joining us this afternoon really a stunning statement statement there from the political advisor to the prime minister as we just heard the bloggers brought it upon themselves he said how pervasive is that line of thinking well he even went further than that sara you know what he also said this that they have both extremists the bloggers and those who killed them then he said you know our purpose as politicians is to bring them all into the mainstream and if you look at population at large i think there are quite a substantial amount of people who think it's not ok to criticize religion it's not
ok to. of course not all of them go out using violence but that they don't like it i think that's a given as we said in our piece as we heard you know bangladesh it professes to allow a harmonious mix of religions did you find that to be the case i mean generally if you walk the streets if you meet people there is great friendliness and openness but we did it visit village where we. hindus from the hindu minority who were attacked a couple of years ago and you could basically depict still that there is tension because there is a regular police escort patrolling this village actually why do they do that they want to protect the roughly two hundred hindus who live there amongst two thousand muslims and they want to prevent such attacks from happening again and attacks against minorities have been on the rise and on the dish i want to talk about some of the perhaps the fundamentals here i mean we know that a lot a lot of times though the way of thinking the mentality of it begins with education
and i understand that you actually have a. is that a number of schools you visited in fact one of the most conservative muslim schools in the country what did they say about the rising intolerance of islam ism i mean they you know invited us in it was quite something that we actually allowed to film that that i as a woman was the knowledge in there but their line is that it's us who are intolerant and they basically spoke a lot about it and outside conspiracy you know against islam making islam look like a bad religion compared to other religions one of the move he said look it's only when the perpetrator is a muslim that the whole religion gets blamed that's not the case when the perpetrator is a christian or a jew or a buddhist and so basically there was an accusation in our direction that we are intolerant and most of them really firmly believe that bangladesh would be way
better off if it were an islamic state a true islamic state as they would it it sent to one person even went as far as saying you know if we were an islamist state we wouldn't actually see the murders of blockers interesting ok. talk to us a little bit more about how it was your experience talking with people gauging them seeing if this is a view that is shared generally speaking among the broader population i mean there is a climate of fear clearly even in preparation to this movie we had quite a few people who refuse to talk to us out of fear we stop the documentary with a young blogger who is completely in disguise simply because she's scared scared of reactions from her own rather conservative family but also scared from you know what happened to others might have happened to me so there is this climate of fear and i think generally what you have in bangladesh is shrinking civil liberties people rather withdraw into the private then to speak up the support. and that
a human rights lawyer made she said you know we don't have this energetic debate anymore that we used to have simply because people decide it's better if i stay silent and this climate of silence makes everyone else. look so much louder bigger noisier more important and that is something that the islamists can tap into can you talk with us a little bit more about the title zero tolerance because i mean we know that this is a series which will be across asia not just in bangladesh talk to us a little bit more about why that title specifically was chosen and what you discovered in bangladesh well zero tolerance i mean we see a would wide riots in intolerance and obviously wanted to look at the most populous continent what's going on there and i think zero tolerance we're not there yet in bangladesh but is there a rise of intolerance that is visible and if they are you know a danger that extremists can gain you know more space in this country i would say
yes bangladesh is heading for elections at the end of the year the political climate is really very charged there are two main political parties into locked in a faith and this in a fight and this is a lot of space for extremism to ryse to vs under peter's been telling us a little bit more about the serious as we mentioned our viewers can watch it a little bit later on our program we may can also watch it on demand it's called zero tolerance we appreciate it. in the culture marina abramovic she is one of the most fearless and radical artists working today the seventy one year old. is referred to as the grandmother of performance art haven't broken new ground already in the early seventy's by pioneering participation of an audience in new retrospective exhibition opened
today in bonn and very own karen helm shot is here from our culture desk to tell us a little bit more about that so what do we need to know what you need to know that she's certainly not for the faint of heart her entire journey as an artist is really about exploring her limits physical and mental she also pioneered using her own body as a medium and that can certainly lead to some pretty brutal scenarios when it comes to subjecting herself to things like aggression pain or even danger this is the first major retrospective to actually be shown in europe and had stations in scandinavia before coming to bonn germany so let's have a look at what she says it has to say about it. is very easy to you like but you're not going anywhere with this who repeat in simpler terms same system same everything between you go things who don't know that's a big possibility to really change. your.
person i cannot talk publicly to somebody is walking behind me have to talk i was traumatized but any anything to do with. people watching me or i have to you know. not talk to the first so incredibly interested and when i do speak for most of the moment they start. and it was like transformation it's not me anymore it's not me to sleep will traumatize afraid not. you know. clearly under marina came out which was fearless you can do anything and and it was like wow this was the marina i i want to be there and you had a cleaner is such a long longer you story comes through from a childhood because my mother was of sets with cleaning she will clean bananas with a target because they come from the hard way and they can never go back to race and then as you always have this this. sentence that follow me all my life
bottom three so that means i can go to the bottom and wash myself again and again and again so there's always this cleaning kind of session later on i found that i have so much of my own mother syndromes and i was really interesting in the way how i organize my life and i was to be very very kind of strict and clean and i would never put any any photographs or on my own war call anybody else work on the was you know when you're younger artists yourself that is not enough so you just add adding things adding more stuff more if you have to the performance you had the sound your image you and danced and you still afraid you know that what was going to happen but actually performance is all the energy and energy is invisible and mission and when you really have that kind of key to turn that energy. there's nothing there just you and the audience and. absolutely nothing. takes me fifty
years of my life to get to this point that i can do from just being there. absolutely incredible stuff you know how it works they're so extreme that we actually can't show many of us because of that but there's a lot of clean. here that has it has a lot to do with her upbringing as she mentioned a couple of things but she grew up in belgrade as. the world war two of her parents actually fought the nazis as partisan somewhat became yugoslavia and she had a very strict upbringing she was initially raised by her grandmother very religious grandmother a lot of ritual trudging to church her mother was also very physically abusive pain i think has been her way of appropriating appropriating it and freeing herself from her own pain and also from things like shame in the blood of war which she feels are impossible to wash off and she mentioned the energy of performances that she
gets one of her most famous this was as you know two thousand and ten at the moment in new york and that was called the artist is present and it was so interesting she simply sat in a chair opposite an empty chair and she did this for eight hours a day the visitors could sit on opposite her for as long as they wanted and she did this for three months that amounted to fifteen hundred forty five visitors i think with people like pure orcon james franco actually taking a seat and the results were incredibly moving. people who just burst into tears and then she would respond in kind and also cry i mean they actually put themselves in this in this very spot light space in front of her and a lot of stuff came up fascinating stuff absolutely credible and you don't you saw her speaking there it's really incredible this sense of peace that she seems to be buried in that she seems to have a cheve which increases with with each one of these projects and perhaps that's one of the upsides of getting older as she said you know i mean she's also said she's achieved a state of. freedom that she can be ready to go just about anywhere in fifteen
minutes so it's something perhaps to aspire to i also want to just give a plug for our arts twenty one special on marina abramovic coming up this weekend on d w and otherwise d w dot com slash culture. and watch it on the w or on demand on the web sites right and that's at the bottom is in bonn that preservation karen telling us all about it thank you so much. and with that you are up to date now on data news i'm sarah kelly in berlin after a short break takes it in the news thanks for watching the back of the be. the best . from.
in germany the more modest minutes on d w a. there's a long way to survive where it's like hydra i did they do you. really are scared you're very scared we have to stick to those men or to fight for this hard against it or. bangladesh what is the true face of the country look like freedom independence a separation of state and church that used to be important but for decades political infighting here has hindered progress and has limits to extremists or game more influence than just marcos again the rule of law far on shaky ground if discordant you know about love it should mean. anybody.
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