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ound. the pair have been flying together for 17 years, so i guess it's no surprise they pulled off this stunt without a hitch. you can find more on our stories on our website, the address is the charleston south carolina shooting suspect due in court for his first hearing in just over an hour. >> i'm telling you divine intervention. i'm telling you god had me where i needed to be. the woman who spotted the church shooting suspect is being hailed a hero. and alarming new details about the rise of isil in the state department's new global terrorism report.
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this is al jazeera america, i'm john henry smith. the suspect of the killing of nine people in a south carolina church has been charged with nine counts of murder. also 21-year-old dylann roof is due in court in a few hours. he's also facing weapons charges. and we're seeing the first images of roof before police say he opened fire on those around him. the youngest victim of the tragedy posted this video on snap chat. roof is going to be the figure highlighted -- there is it. and you can see roof is the figure highlighted there, the community outpouring has been strong. many have left flourwers honoring
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those killed. jonathan martin he's live in charleston. jonathan the suspect is due in court in just over an hour. >> that's right. he is expected to be in court at 2:00 eastern, and we understand he will be charged officially with nine counts of murder. one of the questions is will he face the death penalty. the governor says she hopes -- >> jonathan we're going to have to step away from you in just a moment. this is the naacp reverend getting ready to speak in charleston south carolina. let's listen in. there appears to be a few
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moments before the reverend brooks gets ready to speak. reverend brooks himself an ame minister minister. he understands this world very well, and has been very moved by the events in the last few days. he shooting he called it morally incomprehensible, and a cowardly obscene act and we are hearing something about -- now, let's see -- are we hearing -- something about 2:00? are we hearing 2:00? there's a bond hearing at 2:00 of course, for dylann roof at which point he will make his first appearance here. let's listen in to what is going on in charleston. >> i want to briefly let you know who we have here. we have got the president as i said here our state president, dr. lonnie randolph, and then we're looking at our state
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representative here as well but in terms of the naacp representative, i'm the vice president here in charleston i have a vice president here joseph darby, and where is -- our second vice president, robert mcguire. who -- what other executive board members -- that's here. mary tatum here? one of our executive committee remembers. and [ inaudible ] he makes sure we take of everything. you guys are not interested in that, but we want to make sure you know who we have standing here. i'm going to turn [ inaudible ] the twin city. okay. all right. so with no further adu, i'm going to let president brooks come before you in his own way.
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[ inaudible ] >> good afternoon. my name is cornell william brooks. it is my responsibility to serve as president and ceo of the naacp. even on this very sad and tragic occasion it is nevertheless heart warming to stand with so many presidents of the naacp, community a leaders, and members of the press, who are bringing your thoughtful analysis to this challenge. on behalf of the national board of directors lead by rosalyn mcalister block, our special
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contribution fund lead by dr. dennis procter, and the divisions of the naacp all across this country. we come to this place, in this historic city a city in which i spent a great amount of time as a little boy, by grandfather owning a barbershop not too far from here growing up in a little town not too far from here called georgetown being a minister four generations in that church this tragedy hits close to home the idea that a pastor could gather his flock in an historic sanctuary, to study the scripture, to study the gospel penned by the life and sacrifice of the prince of
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peace, and in that place, in that moment a stranger who has no doubt extended the hand of fellowship, and the hand of welcome, perhaps extended a bible, so that he might study the scripture with these congregates at the historic' manual african methodist episcopal church and that a stranger welcomed into the house of god, by the children of god, could spend an hour in fellowship, an hour in study, and then perhaps lay down a bible, and take up a gun, and lay nine people into untimely graves tragic deaths is unconscionable it is morally incomprehensible. it is a flesh and blood obscenity in our midst.
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we as a nation as americans, assal. s, as latinos, asians jews gentiles catholics, and protestants, people of all faiths all traditions every hew, every heritage are quite simply shocked by this crime, and that it took place in god's house, in the holy city of charleston south carolina [ inaudible ] over our constitutional and moral values. it is a living breathing contradiction of everything we stand for as americans, everything we stand for as south carolinians, everything we stand for as african methodists and most certainly everything we stand for as members as supporters of the national association for the advancement of colored people. this crime is not merely a crime
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perpetuated against a church not merely a crime perpetuated against a pastor not merely a crime perpetuated against nine congregates, it is a hate crime. and as such it is a crime perpetuated against the conscious and soul of the country and our values collectively as a country. a hate crime is a crime in which all of those who yet believe that we can confront hate with love are victims, all of those who yet believe we can confront violence with non-violence, we are victims, all of those who believe in the values of the reverend dr. martin luther king in the values of ben mark vesce, who believe in the values of a church, this is a crime perpetuated against us and we are all as such victims.
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but make no mistake, if one were to survey the history of the naacp, it's clear that time and time again, our members, our leaders, and the country we represent, has been victimized by hate mongers, purveyors of prejudice, students of a satanic hatred, that we have never allowed ourselves to be victims. we have never capitulated, we have never laid prostate before the demagogue of racism in this country. we have refused to do that. we yet refuse to do that! >> you are right, brother. >> so this is a moment where those who indoctrinated, and lead this young man down a racist path -- >> amen.
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>> yeah. >> -- who calls him to embellish a vehicle with a confederate flag a flag that yet waves in our state capitol, calls him to embellish his clothing with the flag of rhodesia the flag of the pre -- pre-nelson mandela, apartheid south africa this is a moment in which we say to them that white nationalist movement, those purveyors of hate, we as americans will not prescribe to that philosophy, we will not give up we will not give in we will not give over. [ applause ] >> when church opens on sunday morning, you'll find us there, filled with members there, more
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determination, more courage, more commitment we will attend our churches mosques, and synagogues, because we will not be turned around by the religion of hatred bigotry, and buy bias. >> amen. >> and when wednesday night bible study convenes you'll find us there, studying the depth of the scriptures that we might discern more clearly the message of jesus, and that speaks to people of every faith, and it says that we can rise up as a nation and love. but make no mistake, this is a moment in which we have to seriously reexamine our public policy. >> uh-huh. >> be clear, we have seen demonstrated over the course of these few hours in the wake of this tragedy, a climate of caring and compassion. we have seen people come to this
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city from all across the country because they care because they love, because they refuse to allow this one racist murder -- >> that's right. >> -- in our midst to define our values. with that being said while there's a climate of caring there's also an atmosphere of hate. >> yes. >> amen. >> and that these two exist side by side and unless and until we address the underlying racial anmouse, and inspiration of this crime, we miss the point. >> that's right. >> where it's simply a mass shooting, devoid of geography, that is to say it could have taken place in a school church,or mall but this was a shooting in a church that you found these words, it says
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something who is inside from the outside. >> yes. >> the fact that this shooting took place in a church in a bible study, where the shooter asked for the pastor by name it says to us we have to examine the underlying racial anmouse, and racial hate. this was not merely a matter of gun violence this was a racial hate crime and must be confronted as such. [ applause ] >> we say this not because we're trying to sew division but rather because we're trying sew unity, a unity of commit and resolve so we confront the racism in our midst, and that means certainly symbolically we cannot have the confederate flag waving in this city's capitol. [ applause ]
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>> some will assert that the confederate flag is merely a symbol -- >> we apparently have lost our signal from south carolina. in that was the ceo of the naacp, cornell william brooks and we have jonathan martin live with us from charleston south carolina, who is listening in on those remarks. and one of the things that struck me was it was very inclusive. he took i think great care not to say that we as black people won't be moved by racism he said we as americans, we as people of every color, race and creed, will all be in church on sunday. i think that that was a point he really tried to drive home. what did you hear? >> reporter: yeah i agree.
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one of the things he started off early by saying is that this should hit close to home by everyone. and people really from across the country have been coming here to this community, because there is a climate of caring as he said. and he was very clear at the end there -- we heard him say, look this is not an issue of just gun violence. this was a racial hate crime, and that's what the fbi has said. this was a hate crime. even the governor of south carolina has said that. and that's why there has been bigger discussion about hate crime in south carolina. south carolina is one of five states that does not have any hate crime legislation. and there has been a renewed discussion about that in light of what has happened here. and many lawmakers are saying situations like this and other situations, it should underscore the need to have that here. >> great point. and continued great work down
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there, jonathan martin thank you for your time. michelle obama talked about the charleston shooting earlier this morning. the first lady is in italy with her mother and daughter. she said saying her thoughts and prayers with are with people isn't enough to fully convey how she feels. >> my heart goes out to the people of emmanuel and the people of charleston. i pray for a community that i know is in pain and with the hope that tragedies like these will one day come to an end. >> reporter: the first lady said she was particularly pained by the fact that the shooting happened in a place of worship. thousands who fled haiti when a powerful earthquake shook the country, could be forced to return. and in canada a passionate call for justice. relatives demand hundreds of
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missing aboriginal girl cases be reopened.
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inspiring. entertaining. talk to al jazeera. only on al jazeera america. the state department just
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released a major report on what the u.s. government defined as terrorism in 2014. the main focus of the report is isil. analysts say weak governance in the middle east has enabled the group to make unprecedented advances into iraq and syria. ros the report also takes a broader look at terror attacks in 2014. what does it say? and has there been an increase? >> reporter: there has been an increase from 2013 to 2014 and that's the result of a separate analysis conducted by researchers at the university of maryland and the state department is putting out their numbers as a part of the story. according to ambassador tina kate the research found the number of attacks went up some 35% between 2013 and 2014 the number of people killed went up
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81%. however, ambassador kate told reporters here at the state department a short time ago, that the numbers don't tell the entire story. you are looking at a situation where a number of groups are responsible for the majority of these attacks, and that the number of these deaths are concentrated in just fy -- five countries, and the big question is how the united states and other countries respond to what seems to be a real surge in terrorist attacks. >> rosalyn it wasn't that long ago where we would hear so much more about al-qaeda and the taliban compared to isil. how do those groups factor in to this report. >> reporter: the government says that both al-qaeda and the taliban are still factors, but they note in particular that al-qaeda is more of an inspirational organization that one that is actually very
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vigorous in carrying out attacks now. there are so many groups that use the rubrics of the late osama bin laden as their reason for carrying out attacks wherever they happen to be located. but it is isil that is perhaps causing the most havoc because it has taken over northeastern syria and a large part of iraq and the united states and more than 60 other countries are trying to push back isil not just with air strikes but also with a number of other factors, including counter messaging, trying to cut down on the number of foreigners moving to those two countries to try to take up arms against the government and others who don't want isil there. and try to deal with the messaging that isil has been particularly effective in using to try to bring in new recruits or inspire so-called loan wolves
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in this other countries around the world. >> rosiland jordan live from washington, thank you so much. the dominican republic is closer to deporting thousands of people back to haiti. many have lived in the republic for years, but don't have the paperwork to prove it. some of them fled haiti after the devastating earthquake five years ago that left hundreds of thousands homeless. there is a call for justice in canada where hundreds of aboriginal girls have been murdered or gone missing over the past 30 years. relatives are demanding a national inquiry. the government says there is no need for one. john hendren reports. >> reporter: when tina was found in the red river canadians awoke to an epidemic of missing or murdered aboriginal girls. >> it had to take her to die to make a difference. it was like she opened the doors
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for all of the women out there. >> reporter: the canadian government says nearly 1200 aboriginal women or girls have been murdered or gone missing since 2012. but the prime has rebuffed calls for a national inquiry. >> we should view this as crime. >> reporter: aroriginal leaders insist it is a phenomenon. >> indigenous peoples as a whole don't have equitable access to education, justice, reproductive health, food water, housing. it is all of those issues that create this sphere of violence against indigenous women and girls. >> reporter: this is where police found the body of tina wrapped in plastic. the horrific details of her case finally captured a nation's attention, but that was years in
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the making. 12 years earlier the body of a 16-year-old felicia osborn was found in this same spot and countless others have been murdered or gone missing since. >> they weren't someone who was disposable that -- you know, just be thrown in a river like -- like they are garbage. if it was prime minister harper's daughter, you know i definitely think things would be different. >> reporter: so with the government treating the missing and murdered women each as an isolated crime, aboriginal people have taken it upon them themselves dragging the red river for bodies. the bear clan is patrolling the streets where prostitutes and drugs is as much a part of the scenery as the people who come
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for them. >> we want the same treatment from the police force as every other community gets. we want people to know that drivering through our community, looking for sex is not going to be accepted. >> reporter: the police declined our request for interviews. as the calls to treat the murdered and missing as a systemic danger that disproportionately affects aboriginals grows louder, the list of those missing grows longer. up next the palpable moments from charleston, south carolina. [ sobbing ]
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thank you for joining us. i'm john henry smith. the news continues next live from london. we'll leave you now with the more poignant moments from the tragedy in charleston. ♪
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>> we woke up today, and the heart and soul of south carolina was broken. ♪ >> i do believe this was a hate crime. >> it is the most dastardly act that one can possibly imagine. ♪ >> and we pray father that charleston will never be the same, because of the love the commitment of the communities. ♪
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the man charged with killing nine people at a south carolina church is due in court, facing calls for the death penalty. ♪ hello there, i'm felicity barr and this is al jazeera life from london. also coming up. greek banks thrown a temporary lifeline after more than a billion dollars is withdrawn in just one day. yemen peace talks end in geneva but the u.n. envoy