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broken the world free fall record, skydiving from the edge of space. look at this, alan ooust as jumped from 41,000 meters above the desert, using a space suit and balloon module to carry him from the stratos sphere. more on the website aljazeera.com. the shooting was the work of one gunman. >> is fear of ebola stigmatizing of african-americans living here. >> plus the toll that ebola is taking on the west africa food supply and the businesses.
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>> we are here and bringing you the live feedback throughout the show and a number of hashtags are trending. yes, the online community and... i found this is canada strong and international community of canadian citizens are coming together. one is an ugly side... one saying... the response so far is balanced, encouraging right now. >> yes t soldier died on wednesday after being shot while
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guarding a canada war memorial. the incident shook up the nation, known for the low rate of gun vie especially will and the web right before the world's eyes unfolding. much information about the dead gunman identified is still unknown. we know he had a criminal record, including past drug possession and robbery charges and history of uttering threats. he was a muslim convert. the canada minister of national defense released a statement responding to the events reading in part this is a shocking and tragic event and reminding us of the real threats. we support the government of canada's efforts to monitor the threat and protect canadians. and how the canadians responding.
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we have a former under cover operati operative. and interesting an back story about the past ties to violent groups and how he changed. on skype, justin, a political reporter at the scene during the shooting and epic scholar and leader of the muslim community. thank you all for being here. with the announcement by the police this was an act of the loan gunman and arrived to the conclusion within 24 hours, first, how confident are you that they are correct given the eyewitness accounts? >> well, i guess it comes down to lone actor. one person doing the deed and after consulted and discussed with someone else or several
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others in which case it wouldn't be a lone actor. it is a definition thing. >> that is the second question, if one person acting alone, that is what the groups like isis are calling for, they have called out canada, u.s., and uk, how do you know if they are directed by the groups of isis? >> well, formal and informal, that is another question. so what we are looking at, did isis operator directing the attacks or that the two didn't know each other and self-acted based on open declaration made by the group. the truth probably lies in the middle. there are information that the two were indirectly communicating and other information that they were following the same israeli handles and so certainly they
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took inspiration of what isis is putting out. >> recently there was a self-radicalized concert that killed a canada police officer and run him over. yes, two days before there. and are the events ramping up the antiterror laws and is that affecting the muslims? one saying t... it can't... justin, based on the two tragedies, do you think we are seeing stricter antiterror laws and affecting the muslim community to canada?
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>> yes, i know we will. we asked the officials, he indicated that their staff, looking at options in the criminal code to allow for increased surveillance and detention and investigations of terror suspects and of course, preventive detention. these are powers that already exist in the code but not enough and not being used. i'm not sure given what we have seen so far if it is going to be widely use. . i'm skeptical of the spying powers, but they have used only the powers they have to go after 90 individuals and they were left to go free, they were not arrested. they had the passports revoked and we know that. but other than that, these
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people were not detained and not interrogated. so it leads you to wonder, whether there is a more strict approach to take for a limited number of individuals that pose a threat. >> how did the canada police officers respond immediately following the shooting? >> it is interesting with the response was that even before the suspect was identified, sent a letter to the community leaders in the community and kind of expected there could be hate crimes could be caused. so established a repore and relationship right before the suspect was identified and that was a very good sign of resilience from the officials. >> we saw in the tweets, do you feel a shift in the public's understanding of the muslim
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community and telling the difference between the groups and the religion of islam? >> well, yesterday actually i happened to live ten minutes from the scene, and i decided to walk and explore what was happening on the ground, and i noticed that people were talking about these are the same people, this is before the suspect is identified, right, people are saying they are the same people that have done the act in quebec and one said the group isis. that thought that was interesting, the blame on isis and not on muslims. >> we asked the community that, given the social political context, it shouldn't unless the actions are motivated be i the faith. if
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catholic or other we wouldn't be talking about. what is the drill? >> we don't need to be hypersensitive. they are putting out the video, they are outing out the instructions and telling the people to do these things and when we hear a soldier is targeted, isis said shoot them if you can, run them over, stab them. one is run over. it is not a great leap of logic thinking it is related. the same thing the timing and the targets, going after a soldier, at the war memorial it is reasonable to make the link. however, the drill is like the other people have said, you know how it goes, if a muslim does
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something it is because of islam. so what this is in psychology, you have the error on one hand and situation attribution on the other. one it comes to muslim we blame the religion and for the muslims we are feeling double the fear, the fear of we could be hit in attacks by isis terrorists and relate yated by the muslim haters. this raises a question, who has the most power in publicly fighting back against groups like isil? >> it is the general community. we have to first of all express ourselves in public media. so make sure that muslims have a
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media presence and the general community at large. if we are able to successfully differentiate, as religion and faith then if that can be on a mass level, the general idea, then as a community, as a religious community we successfully separated ours from the collective responsibility. >> all right, we have out of time. thank you to the guests. coming up next, the ebola outbreak among the top ten concerns for americans. is the fear of the virus causing stigmas in the african-american. we talk to the one that started
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the campaign i'm not a virus, i'm a liberia n.
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>> hundreds of days in detention. >> al jazeera rejects all the charges and demands immediate release. >> thousands calling for their freedom. >> it's a clear violation of their human rights. >> we have strongly urged the government to release those journalists. >> journalism is not a crime. >> between 1990 and 2003 nasa launched four satellites to photograph our galaxy across the spectrum of both visible and invisible light. they made up the agency's "great observatory program" and each orbiting telescope saw things a little differently, and now the youngest of the four satellites has just finished its mission. the spitzer space telescope is an infrared camera, it detects objects that our eyes can't see and it has taken 2.5 million photographs over the course of almost 10 years in operation. >> 2.5 million photographs stitched together into one big
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view, which allows you to zoom in incredibly far to see all the way out past the dust and so forth that blocks our normal vision and look through infrared through all of that dust out at stars that are all the way out at the edge of our known galaxy. >> and being able to see all of it in infrared means we're seeing distant stars, stars at least 100 times larger than our own sun. the ability to navigate among these stars is invaluable to astronomers, but even to a casual observer it's pretty mind-blowing. >> welcome back, the cdc announced that the passengers
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arriving from west africa have to self-monitor for the symptoms of ebola. the fear for amendment -- african americans is leading to sfart a social campaign. >> we are liberians, and nigerians. we live in region devastated by a deadly disease. but we are not all infected. >> just this week, two new students at new jersey school decided to stay home 21 days after the concerns were raised over their attendance. so, where's the line between
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precaution and paranoia and how can the schools and cities approach in an informed way. here to discuss this on skype from delaware, who started the hashtag campaign and a close family friend of duncan. thanks for both of you for being here. >> thank you. >> how is the family doing? >> they are doing fine. i'm a community activist and the spokesperson for louis erbs and her family. >> how do they feel they have been treated? >> well, like yesterday, someone referred to her family as the ebola family. and everybody look at that
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family like the ebola family and they are not ebola, they have their own identity and now their identity is changed from who they are to a disease. >> i imagine that what inspired your hashtag campaign? >> exactly. definitely has. >> you have two daughters and how did that play into it? >> well, one of my daughters, she went to school and not to school for a month and excited returning to school for the first day and just sort of dampened by insult of a young girl stating you are from liberia and you have that disease. that broke her heart.
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>> we ask the community is the stigma out there... check this out, this is at ebola deeply designed to tell the full store of the out break. it is stigma sizing africans in america. check this out. we have a video comment who used the hashtag. >> many don't know i'm liberia n i hear and read the messages and i'm disappointed. enough is enough. i'm not a virus.
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>> the response to the hashtag is overwhelming. what else has to be done? >> education. education is key. everybody has the right to be afraid, i mean, i'm afraid, the virus is something new and we are learning about it, what i did, i educated myself, i went online, i read, i spoke to doctors and nurses and people who are more informed about the virus than i and i helped my family stay protected. >> so you are an activist in the community, do you sense there is fear within the liberian american community about talking about this? >> oh yes, i had to jump in to advocate for a six-year-old girl that was put out of school yesterday. the day before, which was on
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tuesday, she had eaten something for breakfast and didn't feel very good and sent to the nurse's office and called her mom to pick her up and the mother returned her to school and told she was not to return to school. why not? well she has to stay home and for what reason and the mother called me and said can you help us. the school said according to the handbook the child has to stay home. she said 24 hours and i said it has been and why is she out of school. because he's a liberian. so many in the dallas area and put out of work. a professor sent home. a registered nurse she's sent home because of being a liberian
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and she's a manager and they asked her do you know the family? i don't know the family. i know of the family and asked so many questions in the management meeting. i feel uncomfortable and can i go home for the rest of the day. she got a phone call and said stay home 21 days and monitor your temperature twice a dais before returning to work. today i am meeting with liberians in the category and keen the duncan family, the media ran into the house and they didn't know they have not rights. she opened the door and the media actually came in and the daughter is crawled under the table and hiding from the media in her own house.
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>> i have stop you, i need another comment. children, kids are taking a lot of the cues from parents, as we wrap up, what's the message to parents here? >> be careful and sensitive of what you are saying around the children. i know this little girl that insulted my child wasn't watching the news. they are coming from the parents. the parents need to be sensitive of what they are saying around the children. talk about it but know if your children are listening and explain it better because they are in turn are saying things. >> thank you both. the ewe nated nations is predicting a food crisis in west africa. >> still ahead, how ebola is
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disrupting the food chain. and we talk about the tolls it is having an on the town.
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>> welcome back. from the farms like you heard about to the businesses, ebola is taking a toll on the food supply and the economy west africa and they could be facing a cries crisis. and on the phone from liberia, a small restaurant owner that closed the bisz of the ebola outbreak. thank you for joining us. we are getting reports that numbers of people in the area are having trouble getting food, how exactly is ebola disrupting the food chain? >> seriously already. we have assessments on what is happening on the ground in all three of the countries and we
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have seen in markets where the traders are coming across the country and neighboring liberia and markets are banned by the government. we know a lot of people have lost their jobs. mines are closed. schools are shut at the moment. and so a lot of investments have stopped and people have lost their jobs and we have seen in most of the markets risen 10%, but the issue is with the people less money to go to the market and buy the food they want for the families. >> you had to close your restaurant, why? >> well, think one of the main things is just the [inaudible] because if you have for me
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[inaudible] it is not just about the food, it is more about getting the people to get out . [inaudible] i had to close it down in some way because you have a lot of people -- [inaudible] the prices are changing. the prices on the market are increases and you don't have the people coming.
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most of them travel and left liberia. >> so it is affecting the local communities and the families and affecting west africa. speaking about response, this is going to increase the numbers are going up and hopefully no food short anl aj but how should the international community respond? >> at the moment we are on the ground and working alongside the medical response, because if you don't provide food and nutrition food they have no chance to recover. we have always be in the quarantines areas and giving out food to 700,000 people in the
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difficult conditions and because of the transmitting of the disease with a big crowd gathering, we are going house to house to provide to the people under quarantine. the issue that we have, we don't have a food crisis, but it is something we are looking at, and especially as we know a lot of farmers have died, a lot of the areas are under quarantine, if they don't plant in the coming months, then no harvest next year. >> thank you so much, both of you. thanks to the guests today. until next time see you online.
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