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thank you so much. quick reminder, if you want to check out interviews we've done on the show, go to the brooke blog. that does it for me. see you back here tomorrow. let's go to washington. "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. >> is it the evidence we've been waiting for or is it just another piece of sea garbage? jake tapper. this is "the lead." the world lead, six weeks of searching turned up nothing, not a wing, not a seat, not a pack of peanuts from missing flight 370. but a quote, object of interest washes newspaper investigators' hands. dare we ask, is it from the plane? also -- 11 ferry crew member as rested, actions to be that sinking ferry compared to murder by south korea's president. now authorities raid the offices of the company that owns the doomed ship. did they find anything incriminating inside? you can sum up the catholic
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church's view on divorce with one word -- don't. but did pope francis change the way the church regards divorced people with a single, surprise phone call? good afternoon, everyone. i'm jake tapper. welcome to "the lead." we're going to begin with the world lead, could a mysterious object found just off the coast of australia, be the long-awaited clue investigators have been looking for in the search for flight 370? no pictures have been released of this so-called object of interest, and malaysian officials say it's too soon to tell if it's the real deal or a false alarm. pamela brown joins us now with more. while we wait to hear back, is wore on how the underwater search is going? >> malaysian officials saying over the next two days, jake, they're going to be working to figure out what the next phase of the search should be. i think that's telling. of course, there is that debris
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you mentioned found on the shores of western australia. still waiting to hear from investigators whether it's from the plane or just more ocean trash that we've had before. >> reporter: more than 1,000 miles from where crews are searching for flight 370, debris from something containing sheet metal with rivets and fiberglass coating washingtoned ashore in australia. authorities are investigating but skeptical it's from the plane. >> 777 is a complex system. boeing knows their plane very well. it will be easy to identify whether it's from the air frame at the end of the day. >> reporter: the subsea search of the six-mile radius area by the bluefin, considered the most likely crash site for flight 370, is more than 80% complete as investigators consider bringing in more assets to help underwater, the air search hits a snag. for the second day in a row, bad weather grounded planes looking
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for floating debris. today as expected the malaysian government appointed aformal team to determine the cause of the accident its imperative for the government to form an independent team of investigators, which is not only competent and transparent, but also highly credible. as i've said since the beginning, we have nothing to hide. >> reporter: but malaysian authorities have chosen not to make public a preliminary report of facts, submitted to the international civil aviation organization. >> to release it to the media -- >> reporter: as the search continues, australia's prime minister says investigators will not give up. >> we haven't found anything yet in the area that we're searching but the point i make that is australia will not rest until we have done that we humanly can to get to the bottom of the mystery. >> based on their calculations, investigators say they have found a number of areas to explore, expanding the search
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from where they are now, shifting to where another ping in the area was detected. also, when you circle back to the debris, australian officials saying that they're more suspicious about it, basically saying the more they look at it less excited they get. >> the bluefin is almost finished scanning the most promising search zone without finding anything. starting to near the point where australian officials will scale back the general effort or not? >> from hearing from the prime minister in australia, they want to throw all of the resources they can and not scale back but stay committed to the search and talking about long term, they want to do everything they can to fine wreckage. there's no sense from the australian side, malaysian side, there's any scaling back of efforts. just trying to figure out what the next phase should look like seems to be the focus. >> they're going to run out of places to search, one would think. is this object of interest a
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potential confirmation on the fate of flight 370 or will it become the latest dead end in the search? david soucie author of "why planes crash," dave mcallen. judging by the description found, metal, rectangular, rivets, fiberglass coating how would they verify it's part of the plane or rule it out? >> from what i've heard, it really wouldn't be convincing to me that of course without look agent picture we wouldn't know. what you'd be looking for to make sure this is or isn't part of the aircraft, on the inside of the sheet metal that's on outside of the aircraft, inside of that is a zinc chromate finish, it's a dark or light green color, and that green color's very distinctive, very easy to test to see if that zinc chromate is there. on the outside you have a enron paint it wouldn't be rusted or have any signs of extended wear
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other than along the edges, for example. and the third thing you'd be looking at, is it aluminum or steel? that's very easy to tell. use a magnet. if the magnet sticks, it's not probably part of the airplane. if a magnet doesn't stick, it's aluminum, you do more investigative tests to see what it was at that point. >> rob, let's talk about where this object was found. looking at the location of where it ended up washing ashore and where the pings were detected, does the geography even work? >> you know, this late stage, jake, almost anything can work for the debris, which has been, you know, swirled around in eddies and through tropical cyclones. whatever debris there was will be scattered far and wide. and this is a message to anybody that's living on a coastline around the indian ocean, that your beach combing could yield a very important clue. >> that means you think there is likely going to be debris. i've heard some people say if
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there hasn't been debris that's shown for now, you disagree? >> a can't think of where a large aircraft disappeared completely. you hear of aircraft like amelia earhart, small aircraft, but a large, commercial aircraft disappearing completely without any trace? that would be a first, and unlikely in my opinion. >> david, cnn's own richard quest asked malaysian government official today, if a preliminary report about the missing plane had been filed with what's called international civil aviation organization, the malaysian government official said, yes, but it would not be made public. what would be in that report, and are preliminary ones typically released to the public? >> you know in my experience, they are lreleased to the publi. what's in a preliminary report is just the facts, ma'am. it's just the pilot's name,
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pilot's certificate, ratings, how many hours they had. it would say what was the intended route of the aircraft was, what the flight altitude was at last contact. it's not going to yield answers to a lot of the questions that the families have, although those questions are easily answered. i'm not sure why they haven't been. the preliminary report wouldn't yield too many answers to those questions, it would yield some of them. >> you and i have been talking for weeks whether or not the bluefin-21 is the proper device to search the ship with. the australian defense minister e-mailed about the next sage and said, the next phase we step up with a more powerful, capable side-scan sonar to do deeper water. if you do something more powerful, how powerful would it, how would you step it up? >> well, you have heard me say before that sonar's a trade-off between range or distance and
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resolution. and the bluefin is a great tool for getting relatively high resolution over a small area. to give you an indication of scale, if you put deep tow sonar in the water, everything done by the bluefin could have been achieved in a single day. admittedly without the great resolution, that's great enough to find the 777. >> david, what do you think? >> you know, i think that's right. i agree with rob on that. the concern i have, though, is that what you don't want to find yourself in is another situation where you might have the wrong tool. i'm not saying deep towed sonar is the wrong tool but at this point, step back, evaluate which tools are going to be used and what purpose. what are you looking for? all of those questions, all of the assumptions need to be challenged, once again, even back to the malaysian radar. >> quickly, david, malaysian government officials say the royal malaysian police still in charge of the criminal
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investigation. does that make sense to you? >> you know, it makes sense the initial investigation is done by them, that's their responsibility. what doesn't make sense there's not a secondary organization, not an internal audit, not any auditing going on, not only in the criminal investigation to see if it's being handled properly but there isn't an alternative audit going on on how the investigation itself is going on in general terms. that's who's missing. this idea they have a new set of eyes or international task force, that would probably work if they had the right experts in. but it seems to me they're asking any country to participate, which is just a huge number of people that can't achieve anything, a huge bureaucracy. >> i can think of another word for it. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thanks for holding back on the word you were thinking. coming up on "the lead," canceled meetings, unanswered questions, why do malaysian
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officials seem to be avoiding the poor family members in all of this. i'll ask one man whose mother was on board flight 370. escorted by fighter jets, after entering unauthorized airspace in scotland, what were they doing there? dear sun, meet your biggest competitor: philips slimstyle led bulb. beautiful quality light with a slim design, at a slim price.
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welcome back to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. as the search for missing airliner hits day 48, the families of flight 370 passengers are looking for answers to dozens of technical questions about the plane's disappearance. but briefings with families in beijing have been delayed or canceled, which has only frustrated them more. now with this object of interest being examined by officials, could this be the confirmation
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families have been finally looking for? joining me now, steve wang, a family representative whose mother was on board malaysia airlines flight 37 on first, our thoughts and prayers are with you and other family members during this difficult time. i can imagine what it's been like. i want to start with this object of interest, as it's being called, off the coast of western australia. if confirmed to have been part of the plane, would that give you some confirmation that the plane crash in the indian ocean? >> well, i'm not sure because it hasn't been confirmed, and you know, there are such kind of news and such kind of objects found every day since the beginning. we want to make sure. it is just a small pieces from the mh 370, we want more things to be found, because it has been
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more than one month and just suddenly a small piece was pushed on to the beach, that was a little bit strange. >> at this point seek closure, seeking information, are you hopeful that it is part of the plane, that you can finally start arriving at a point where there are answers or does it fill you with dread? >> you know, that is really confusing. one part i want something was found so that we could -- we could found where mh370 is but on the other hand i don't want that, because if it is, it means that the -- it is a bad result. >> i know there have been a lot of issues with the briefings that you and the other families have been receiving. when's the last time you were briefed? who briefed you? did they answer your questions?
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>> for today's briefing, it is just from malaysia airlines. and yesterday they just canceled the briefing without informing all of the relatives. we are at the meeting room, but no one from the embassy or from the malaysian has been there. it's terrible and shows that irrespect to all relatives and they're supposed to be a high level delegation come monday. they promised several times the government representative from the embassy and, they promised several times but break their promise. no one was in beijing monday. they stopped asking about the technical question, go on to the next, that is terrible. >> both the australians and malaysians today promised the search will continue for flight 370. take a listen. >> australia will not rest until we have done everything we hu n
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humanly can to get to the bottom of the mystery. >> the search continues. this is an assurance we give to the families of the passengers. >> does that give you any reassurance that they are going to keep looking until there is an answer to this mystery? >> well, i think the first thing they have to do is to make sure, to make a confirmation, whether they are searching right place because they have been searching for a month, all of the ships, planes, not even small pieces of the plane was found. >> steve, tell us about your mom. >> well, it is really hard to talk about her because she's such a nice woman and she really loves the life, she likes to take photographs, likes to travel. she likes to help others. she's a nice person. >> our thoughts and prayers are with you and other families. steve wang, thank you so much.
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>> thanks. when we come back, as divers continue to sent for victims of the ferry disaster in south korea, prosecutors are now saying, the ferry company's owner's home was searched. what were police looking for? plus -- u.s. troops begin military exercises in ukraine and russia's foreign minister making it clear they will respond to anything that is perceived to be an attack. (music) defiance is in our bones. defiance never grows old. citracal maximum. calcium citrate plus d. highly soluble, easily absorbed. feeding your lawn need not be so difficult neighbors. get a load of this bad boy. whoa. this snap spreader system from scotts is snap-crackin' simple -- just snap, lock, and go. [ scott ] feed your lawn. feed it! ndred and seventy-seven just snap, lock, and go. thousand dollars per minute.
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welcome back to "the lead." in other world news, it's still called a rescue operation but a new discovery all but eliminated any hopes dive teams will fine survivors beneath a sunken south korean ferry. divers clinging to the possibility that some of the missing 143 passengers managed to find air pockets on the ferry's third and fourth floors, but no air pockets were located in the latest underwater search. there have been 159 confirmed deaths. many of them young teenagers who had been on a school trip. some of the dead are being remembered as heros for their actions as the ferry went under.
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22-year-old park jee young said to have helped passengers escape, refused to leave the ferry with so many people in need of help. let's go live to cnn correspondent kyung lah in a boat off the coast of jindo, south korea. has latest news of the air pockets changed what you're seeing at search site behind you? >> reporter: for the last few days, it has looked very much like today. the only difference, jake, it has eerily quiet, more quiet today than other days that we've been here. still, very much an active operation. you can see the flares dropped from planes up above, and then as you look down toward the horizon, you can see these giant banks of lights, these are squid boats that light up the area forethis operation to be 24 hours a day, in the very early hours of the day. take a closer look, zooming all the way in, that is the heart of the operation. we can see divers getting on and
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off boats. we are very, very close to the center of where this sunken ferry has disappeared. so all of this still happening while the chance of finding survivors drops to nearly zero. a heartbreaking discovery aboard the sunken ferry, divers working tirelessly around the clock found no air pockets, dashing hopes that survivors are still trapped in the submerged hull. that comes as a blow to waiting families holding on to the possibility someone might be found alive. searchers had been focusing on the third and fourth levels of the five-story vessel, believing many of those still missing were likely to be there. most passenger bedrooms are on the fourth level of the now up-ended ship. the search turned up only more bodies. in fact, for the first time, the number of dead is higher than the number missing. boats are bringing those bodies back to grief-stricken families
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waiting on shore. the number of crew members under arrest is now up to 11, including the sewol's captain, seen in this video released today, receiving treatment at a medical facility after being among the first to be rescued from the doomed ship. prosecutors also said wednesday that the offices of the ferry operator were searched as was the home of the billionaire whose family appears to control the company. now, back here live, you can see the operations still happening even though the news is getting more and more difficult for the families. what we have heard from search crews is that even if there are no air pockets, even there are no survivors, they're going to keep going as long as they can to try to pull out all of the children and bring them home to their families. jake? >> thank you.
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welcome back to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. in order news, russian forces already far too close for comfort in ukraine, are now once again caught coloring way outside the lines. over the north sea, near the united kingdom, denmark, netherlands. jim sciutto joins us with more on this. what happened here? >> two russian bombers, when you
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look at picture, it's cold air -- cold war era, it's a turboprop, first started fly in '50, flew north over scotland, got close to jets and the dutch and danish as well escorted them out of european airspace. at the same time, there's also a russian ship that approached british waters and a british navy destroyer escorted that out of the way. what the british are say, this happened before, no question, but in light of what's going none ukrain, that more attuned to russian military activity. >> sure. the context is disconcerting. when you say it's happened before, how often does it happen? >> about a half dozen times a year. the british said eight or nine times. the dutch had it happen six times. today they got a half mile into dutch airspace. it happened in the u.s., as well. off the coast of alaska, russian
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fighters and bombers, come in buzz the airspace, and its protocol the american jets escort them on their way. why do they do it? partly it's to test the air defenses and to see how sharp the europeans and americans are and a reminder, game of cat and mouse. we're here, you know we're here. americans say we know you're there. the key, do they see a step up in the activity? so far this is routine. but they'll be watching to see when it becomes no longer routine. >> we know they're there. we don't need a reminder. does the term cease-fire translate to something else in russian or ukrainian? the truce between two, that deal the u.s. helped seal last thursday, it's already shattered. just as american troops arrive in ukrain's neighbor poland to rattle sabres at russia with a brand-new round of military exercises, ukraine relaunching the anti-terrorist operation
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against pro russia separatists. that earned a rebuke from russia's foreign ministry who said it in english. >> if attacked we would certainly respond. if our interests legitimate interests, the interests of russians, have been attacked directly like they were, for example, i don't see any other way but to respond in full accordance with international law. russian citizens being attacked is an attack against the russian federation. >> lavrov did not define what he meant by russia's interest in the interview. when russian-owned rt news aired that interview, it slapped the words "all you need is lavrov" on the bottom of the screen. there were so many signs, it was doomed from the time it was signed thursday. pro-russian separatists were
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supposed to ray indicate all ukrainian buildings they seized, that did not happen. in all four cities targeted in the renewed military operation. saturday two tortured, beaten bodied pulled from a river in ukraine, one a loyalist ukrainian politician, reportedly seen in the video. masked men kidnapped him, after he got into a confrontation at a local city hall. on sunday, during this cease-fire, a gunfight broke out at a checkpoint run by a pro-russian militia outside a city in eastern ukrain, three people killed. ukraine and russia blamed each other over it. monday with the truce hanging by one thread, two threads, armed men forced an eastern ukrainian police chief out of his headquarters, he's reportedly being held now. arwa damon standing by in eastern ukrain. what's the retookds those rather bellicose words from russia's foreign minister? >> reporter: well, it's all
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rather ominous and sinister here. you do see a slightly beefing up of security, especially around donetsk square where we are now. we saw increased checkpoints of the security forces and police leading into the city itself. but the situation here is very much at a stalemate. as you've been saying that so-called deal signed in geneva, it fell apart before it even began. we keep hearing from both sides who continue to be very hardened in their position, everyone is blaming everybody else for what's happening. the situation is very much at a stalema stalemate. that whole story of the ukrainians relaunching this anti-terrorism operation, well, you have to remember that when they first tried to launch this, the ukrainian militarylily humi is quaking to fears they might come in and take those buildings from those pro-russian protesters. but people here are worried
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about their future and understandably so, jake. >> arwa, what more have you learned about the ukrainian politician whose body was pulled from the river? >> reporter: yeah, apparently his body was tortured, mutilated and was weighed down with sandbags. we saw some very touching, moving, sad video of his wife who had to wait two days, imagine that, two days to be allowed access into the city, into the morgue before she was able to positively i.d. her husband. and this is again a case where both sides are blaming one another. the ukrainian government is saying that it was the pro-russian separatists who kidnapped and murdered him, the second body that was found in the river alongside his, that has not been identified. self-proclaimed mayor, where the bodies were found, he's saying it was ultranationalist ukrainians who are to blame for this. so this tragedy, this family's
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tragedy, is also being caught up in the conflict with both sides blaming each other and tensions continuing to rise. >> arwa damon in donetsk eastern ukrain, we appreciate it. wolf blitzer is here with a preview of "the situation room." talking about the prelimnary report the malaysian officials have provided to this international aviation body. also told includes a safety recommendation that commercial aircraft should be tracked in real-time. looking into how that would work. >> hard to believe in this day and age, everything can be tracked in real-time, huge jumbo jets, boeing. 777 can't be tracked in real-time. they have the technology, it's available, they could be streaming that data in those black boxes, flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder real-time, they could be streaming it wouldn't need a search for the black boxes. they have that, ready to go, it's expensive. so far they haven't done it. so we're going to go in depth
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church doctrine. how big a deal is it? >> reporter: well, i would say it's definitely significant. it's not yet a change in church doctrine, but it is a topic which is hotly debated at the moment at the vatican, because pope francis wants it to be addressed. he said last year, on the question, it's time for mercy for divorced and remarried catholics with regard to receiving communion. we know generally the direction that the pope wants the conversation to go. but he has set his cardinals and bishops to work to find out how they could go about doing that, because, as you say, it's been against church law for centuries. that's the question that the vatican has yet to figure out how to allow, if they are indeed going to allow, this to happen, and yet the pope seems to have at least given the perception that in some cases he's giving the okay for it. >> the church was supposed to hash this out in october, i
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believe. i know he's infallible, but did the pope jump the gun? >> reporter: well, that's right in october they will be having a meeting, worldwide meeting, of the bishops on this question and other questions of the family, and that's why it's kind of interesting that the pope decided to make this phone call and say to the woman that she would receive communion because the issue technically hasn't yet been addressed by the vatican. so you can say, yes, he's jumped the gun. on the other hand, he's the pope. of course, he's allowed to do whatever he wants. we've seen him make phone calls before. and i think it will be taken as an indication of where he wants the conversation to go. >> the vet can confirming the call's made but won't discuss the content. as you alluded to, this is not the first time the pope's reached out and touched someone over the phone. what's another example? >> reporter: well, you know, the vatican, as you say, doesn't
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intensifying. >> it's getting a lot of attention. i was not expecting that much. >> reporter: redistributing wealth in one small way, into the pockets of a previously obscure french economist. the book's publisher says it's sold 41,000 copies and it's on pace to sell more copies in one year than any book in the company's 101-year history. coming up on "the lead," seven minute video causing controversy at 9/11 memorial in new york. why some interfaith leaders don't want you to see it in its current form. our barried lead. really... so our business can be on at&t's network for $175 dollars a month? yup. all five of you for $175. our clients need a lot of attention. there's unlimited talk and text. we're working deals all day. you get 10 gigabytes of data to share.
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welcome back to "the lead." the buried lead now. to some, it's a holy war, so how can you talk about it without offending the faithful?
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"the new york times" reporting that less than a month before the national 9/11 memorial museum opens its doors across the street from the site of the attack, a short film in the exhibit, less than seven minutes long titled "rise of al qaeda" causing concern among members of an interfaith advisory group who are among the few to have seen it. they say the film seems to paint muslims and terrorists as one and the same. joining me now, reverend ruth yoder wanger and peter guidas. thanks for joining us. from the opening lines of the film which is narrated by nbc's brian williams. quote the program tracks al qaeda's violence in the decision of its leadership to commit mass murder at dawn of 21st century, unquote. reverend, they argue that it's very specific about al qaeda not muslims in general. you've seen the film. what do you think?
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>> i think the facts are presented in a context that is not nuanced enough for the audience expecting to see the movie, this video. when we tell a story we shape the meaning that those facts have and we're concerned that the way this story is told equates muslims in general with al qaeda and that people coming away from viewing the video will make that same association in their minds. we believe that a nuanced story would give a more context of history of muslims in general who have been present fabric of the united states since early days, colonial days who play a vital role in a number of areas and we believe the unnuanced storytelling here misses that and makes an inadequate association for our muslim colleagues and neighbors around this whole country.
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>> peter, obviously the terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks were muslim terrorists, they were extremists. how do you respond to people who say, why are you trying to whitewash that fact from this museum? obviously, not all muslims are terrorists but these terrorists were muslims? >> yeah, i don't really think that that's what the group is doing. i think it's important to mention that the group we're talking about are the religious leader whose led congregations in lower manhattan during 9/11 and the recovery, and our organization, in particular, which has worked on 9/11 recovery full time since 2001, the use of terminology here is relevant to how people portray the muslim community in general. >> what terminology, specifically? you mean jihadys. >> i think islamic terrorist is
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something -- and i realize there's nuance here -- that we are not comfortable with. we'd prefer people talk about al qaeda extremism or islamic extremism but simply using muslim and islam every time you mention al qaeda or terrorists just draws a constant association between the two faith communities. and you need to look no further than the comments on "the new york times'" website about the article and the venom and vitt yol that folks have with no nuance for a relationship between the two. >> peter, you write in the letter to the museum some of the translations are in broken english with a heavy middle eastern accent. what's your concern there? >> i think our concern is when any one faith community or people is vilified in history, we try to make them different. and instead of simply allowing brian williams to translate the
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different middle eastern stories that are in the video himself, they used this kind of voice-over of broken english and a heavy middle eastern accent. it just felt to us unnecessary and a bit sensationalist. >> reverend, in march, the only imam who was in the interfaith advisory group resigned over this saying, quote, unsophisticated visitors who not understand the difference may come away with a prejudice view of islam leading to an tagnism and even confrontation toward muslim believer near the site. >> reshape the story to draw attention to the positive impact of muslims, both in response to september 11, vital work that was done across faith lines there, and also just putting it into a broader context.
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every story is told within a context and we'd like to see that nuanced. >> to be continued more to talk about. reverend west nger, thank you. that's it for "the lead." i'm jake tapper. right now i turn you over to wolf blitzer. he is in "the situation room." mr. blitzer? >> thanks very much. happening now, authorities are studying what they call an object of interest in the mystery of flight 370. it's a torn piece of metal found on the australian coast very far from the search area. officials are taking it seriously. we'll have the latest. with at airliner's black boxes at bottom of the ocean, malaysia calls for tracking planes in real-time. we'll show you what the live streaming technology looks like what it means for the future of emergencies. breaking news, nato allies scrambling fighter jets when russian bombers approach their airspace. while u.s. troops arrived in poland for war games as the crisis unfolds in n