tv [untitled] September 12, 2010 2:00am-2:30am EDT
a mosque near ground zero we look at why a growing number of americans are converting to islam. how to build a working democracy and make the world a safer place international power brokers try to find a noble policy forum in the russian city of go slow but. also playing with knives a video of a u.s. soldier planting grenades in the polls of iraqis is causing outrage and it claims that some locals die as a result of such pranks. and a remarkable crash landing moved west to russia as a plane touches down in a forest eighty one passengers shot but. the pilots have been hailed as heroes.
costing life in the heart of the russian capital this is the weekly news of you welcome to the program russia's southern republican north of here is reeling off to one of its deadliest terror attacks in years a car bomb that ripped through the central market in the capital on thursday killed seventeen people and injured more than one hundred sixty. reports on how the city is trying to return to normal life. cries louder than sirens but no fear just the time eleven twenty four on the watches of those who perished in the central market in logic of class it was a thursday when a suicide bomber drove his silver car to its entrance gate he was said to become during a routine check of the car but reluctant to open the trunk but a security guard muslim big player insisted. he put the key in the trunk turned it maybe once or twice the key broken his hands as long big had the man turned it around and moved away from the crowded entrance a minute later
a powerful explosion shook the area. heard the cries and rushed to the scene. i saw a lot of cars blown to pieces and a lot of bodies i had no real fear i just felt sorry for the people who died or got injured especially a young mother with a child i saw them just before the explosion a young girl was coming in with a kid a little kid as soon as she got inside the blasts happened. a little known went to the market that day with his entire family it said he was quarreling with his brother both riding their bike so his grandmother promised to buy him a new one but a moment later they were killed by the blast so. i went inside but they stayed at the entrance suddenly there was an explosion i lost one of my children and my mother my wife and another kid are in hospital there were many people there it was scary no we'll know and his grandmother yes i'm on lie side by side the
government's closed the hearts of the survivors stricken by the loss. this is a father and his one and a half year old son who died and this is his wife she was injured legs and hands and this is the woman to die. candles commemorate the day in which he got because people here are mourning their loved ones and have been given blood to help the injured for tania who has arrived in the form of a newborn son but before the birth she too had to leave through the tragedy. to the more you could turn to brooch in the entrance a powerful explosion went off my ears were down right away honestly i didn't understand it was a negative terror or anything like that and then i looked down and i saw people covered by blonde and they ran right away i was afraid of a second blast. too scared for the last hope to get to be one son that she and i
didn't notice that she herself was injured and it was not the piece of metal in her knee that was on her mind. that was afraid that nothing was moving inside and then after some time when he started moving when i was at the rate it home the one taken care of and baby sleeping beside her the general now is occupied will begin in the really tall one as with logic of course itself she still needs some time to get back to normal life this penetrating logic of cars is far deeper than this shell hole left by the deadly car blast as days parts people slowly start mending their lives for sun like the newborn baby could be a bridge to a new life but for many this horrible attack will be engraved on their hearts forever. are like a. well meanwhile u.s. democratic party strategist chris says that moscow and washington needed some other
in the war on terror. i think it's important for russians to understand that the american people have always understood that any act against innocents no matter what the political reason is is something that goes against our values and i think that there was always support for that being stopped so whatever the differences have been with the governments in the past i think the american people have always found the action of the terrorists are reprehensible the americans understand that we're in a war and we need as much help as we can get so cultural exchanges and and even economic. trade in their important things i think the things that really touch people of motional both in the united states and russia will be would be a common fight against these criminals and i would be most happy to see a continuation of this kind of cooperation and i think that would have the biggest impact in both our countries. in the united states protesters for and against
a mosque at ground zero have clashed in new york on the anniversary of the september eleventh terror attacks have been reports of copies of the koran being burned to the ground zero and up and make a sufficient attention fled to the plans to build a place of worship and an islamic community center just blocks from the site of the world trade center around thousand people rather than a ground zero to support the construction of several hundred demonstrators who's to rally there the project has sparked heated debate in the us despite the young also thousands of americans charged that each new terms meant something. it's the call to prayer and it's answered by more than a billion muslims all over the world including caitlin billings a twenty two year old american who was raised christian when converted last year the first of ramadan my mother. she was afraid that i was going to marry someone who would be. she was crying
a lot of thought that i was betraying her by changing my religion to something that she didn't know about backtrack almost a decade ago to nine eleven today our fellow citizens our way of life are very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist attacks president bush waged a war on terror targeting extremists muslims who were labeled as terrorists many americans like you and billings remember that time in the united states very well i was fourteen when september eleventh happened so i didn't really know what was going on if that really was you know people thought it was so i believe just like everybody else but as billings got older she decided to find out for herself and her investigation led her to the must stop a center a mosque just outside of washington d.c. that is by. a haven for many americans like billings who have found allah
a new poll found that almost forty percent of americans believe that muslims should carry identification cards despite that twenty thousand americans every year decide to convert to islam be a convert say they don't regret their decision at all it's a choice that they must think about every day around the world since nine eleven muslims have battled bands of their religious clothing profiling in airports and discrimination in their everyday lives after joining a class to learn more about islam carl dodge also decided to become a muslim one of the big jokes that i've always made is before i actually set down the class and open my career on everything i knew about islam i had learned from c.n.n. and when it comes to the mainstream media the depiction of converts can be somewhat extreme that pakistani officials have arrested adam gadahn this is the american born spokesman for al qaeda fox's war first there was john walker lindh the californian who converted joined the taliban and then did up fighting with them in afghanistan and then more recently it was jihad jane the blond haired blue eyed
convert who allegedly recruited people to wage violent jihad and for many american muslims like dodge and billings the portrayal of converts is disturbing if those upset me a little bit because there's a lot of preconceptions people have been until i actually took the time to open a koran and see what was written you know that was my only impression of islam as what i had seen on t.v. and in the united states they say a culture of islam a phobia just doesn't make sense it's a rights of proper religion that's what this country was founded on just had somebody asked me the other day is also are you against america now and it's like ok. i mean you know u.s. veteran as well i served in the u.s. navy and so i do believe in this country no matter what unfolds around her billing says she's proud to be a muslim if no one in the world wants to talk to me and my friend i so are granted
a happiness that might not make sense to those around her. to reassure either party annandale virginia. well this week russia's yaroslavl made news around the world the city which is now a thousand years old brought together some of the finest minds for a global policy for ortiz was at the center of it all and gives us a firsthand account. young what you are in effect if solver and democracy as it turns out is different things to different states the title this year is for many years sloppy stand at some democracy and efficiency made it sound a little rain even for the crime you're talking. it gave some of them the chance to hit the president. to go to the satellites and i strongly disagree with those who say there's no democracy in russia and that there's authoritarian tendencies here it's not true that russia is a democracy beyond any doubt it's young it's immature it's still not perfect and
experience but it's a democracy nonetheless there's a way to go but we're ready to work on it in some countries democracy is being imposed but it doesn't work that way video we've seen many examples of that but when you talk of democracy in russia it's a moot point if the country doesn't more denies itself the key message the president was sending in his speech another major topic was security russia's been promoting a new vision for european security architecture that it says is vital to avoiding military conflicts similar to that in the south caucasus in two thousand a. year could you muscles that what we need to create an institution that will bring together nato and non nato members and other structures why us counterpart president barack obama never avoids discussing this issue he does not say that is harmful or unnecessary but i would suggest that among our american partners a certain jealousy exists with regard to this idea however it is necessary to rise
over this josee and try to look the truth in the eye without the creation of the system the world will not be able to survive we can help each other here is one of the first posts of course of the idea of a new european security treaty was italian premier corny but before he could make his point he have to find his would. like to say that i was not very well informed about the topics to be discussed at this forum. the section of my administration which has prepared the speech has prepared the room that's why i'm passing the stacks to the moderator of this portion of the plenary meeting this presentation doesn't correspond to the discussions here many of that evening criticize the us corny for taking more stage time than the host but mitchum it that it didn't seem to mind helen prime minister before was able definitely spice it up but it was a formal session the move to the uk for two days this stadium turned into a lib or a tree where some of the world's best minds attempted to find a formula balancing three elements democracy modernization and efficiency did they
come up with a single formula of course they didn't but what they agreed upon is no matter what the proportion if a country wants to move forward it needs all three elements in the mix exceeding the church over r t from. his views on domestic issues dimitri medvedev said experimenting with a parliamentary democracy would be a catastrophe for russia one agreeing with the president's views so gabriel off member of the russian council on defense and foreign policy says the country's party system is gaining force. i don't really see on the horizon the possibility of russia becoming a parliamentary democracy it wouldn't work here but what we are witnessing the moment is that the party system. is becoming a proper party system once it gets established i think this is a good chance for the presidency to discuss for the poor in terms of the parliament
. fixing things and finding checks and balances within the executive but if you can so you raise the idea of a strong executive this country multiple images of the cats maybe another two hundred years that would be parliamentary democracy here if these one now the country gone where. now around erupted this week over british weapons used by the taliban in afghanistan american soldiers in the country's helmand province recovered two u.k. made machine guns following a battle with militants. that the weapons were part of a son into goma sixty that had gone missing almost a year ago i had not been reported it's been suggested to the convoy to live in the constant ambush that they were illegally sold ok defense sources describe the instant as a terrible embarrassment with its forces and tony benn and antiwar activist on the fourth edition page says the facts are difficult to establish. the truth is the
first casualty in war when you go to war truth to be a factor in the thinking of anybody they just want to win the war and so i wouldn't surprise me if we haven't been told the truth about. afghanistan. fighting for example independence against an occupying power and in those circumstances they will do all they can and the occupying powers will do all they can to win the war and avidly we're not doing very well in afghanistan i think the afghans are entitled to their independence and i take them through the troop withdrawal from afghanistan i think the vocal house of commons this week is a very important one because it's the first opportunity that the house of commons has had to have a vote on whether we should be in afghanistan or not if there was a substantial vote against the war then it would alter the whole argument about british policy so i naturally. there is a big vote against the war in the house of commons. tony benn there were u.s.
soldiers serving in iraq has been at the center of a scandal after posting a controversial video on you tube sergeant dunson planted grenades in the cars of iraq as checkpoints then filmed the reaction of drivers as a prank but as artie's reports most iraqis see nothing funny these actions. manning a checkpoint all day must get boring which is perhaps why sergeant dunson and his partner admit they pass the time and playing jokes on unsuspecting drivers in the future posting dunson describes how they planted a grenade in an iraqi man's car a few seconds of confusion all is explained and that perplexed but very relieved driver is sent on his way. but we had a you know because. our our it was just one of those things where you know it happened. on a guy like that on but for most iraqis this is not fun and life here is very far
from being a joke. i think it's only for them to laugh for us it's not funny but very scary. we're used to your users the search is happening every day but if someone did this to me i would be so scared. as would most people in a country where a checkpoint often the difference between life and death it's not uncommon to have your heart taped at least a dozen times a day if you're found to have either way what you will see the city of britain they will be arrested on the stuff and. terrorism. and some american military personnel are not seeing the funny side of sergeant dunces antics i would not tolerate that in my organization. i don't think that's conducive to gaining. you know into the partnership with with the federal police or certainly and trusting their confidence . or the people for that matter and trusting the. trusting in
the federal police. up to fight him out but that army has never been pranked himself but claims to have witnessed american soldiers displaying even more alarming behavior on africa on him and i personally know of many cases where soldiers would take complaints and for example hates an iraqi citizen justify. there were cases where people died from this. we had about one hundred fifty thousand american soldiers here and although some were professional there were many who were not. but i want to a local t.v. stations you know picked up on the idea. that it takes well known local celebrities to iraq each. points and plays pranks on them in much the same way as dunson athletes colleagues produce and by he says it's a way to lighten the situation. we're not making fun of the iraqi forces are
very brave and fight and we wanted to preserve them and you can defend when we also want to. do something people can laugh about. there's mixed reaction to the iraqi show but still iraqis making fun of iraqis is very different according to most people here to americans. and with people still being killed in iraq every day there is a constant reminder that terrorism is no laughing matter. r.t. back to. two years ago this week the u.s. government pledged its financial support to the mortgage giants fannie mae and freddie mac. big companies are now seen as a major contributors to america's national debt to find out whether people think the bailout was worth it lori hoffa missed as the resident in the streets of new york. it's been two years since mortgage finance giants fannie mae and freddie mac.
received billions of dollars from the u.s. government they continue to report losses and receive funds how do you feel about taxpayer dollars continuing to support them this week let's talk about bad your white collar criminals. we shouldn't continue to give the money then probably no. no what do we do. we help each other it's hard to say if they've helped. because it's hard to tell whether. what the result would have been if we didn't do anything at all so i think in terms of my business i think that some of the bailouts have been very successful for maintaining business in the in the role of the system so the velocity of cash in the economy but i think in the long run wolf we'll find out we have to keep the housing market going i think there is such a giving the housing market going if we didn't support them anymore it would collapse you think either be a lot harder a lot more difficult than it might collapse i mean it's struggling hard enough as it is right now so why are people so against it do you think i think there's just
a general anger against government and they're taking it out on anybody who they can take it out on some rich company that's ok they have the power capitalism and democracy sort of into this is they use or too much and too much power over the democratic process is it ever going to change not in my lifetime. so far into this might as well give them money save everybody else does it matter that at this point it's aster anyway i mean you know eighty billion in the hole or ninety billion with them they made money on of the deal so freddie and fannie try and get out of it as best as possible the bottom line is the u.s. government is probably going to continue to support fannie mae and freddie mac. whether we like it or not. this week a saw a miraculous escape from a plane that crash landed in the forest in northwestern russia and this to geisha
is looking to how the pilots minister touched down on an abandoned landing strip and what really happened on board. the heroes of the tiger these are the men the managed to land a crippled jetliner in the middle of the forest and not injure a soul the passengers thankful to be in line most even possible everything else streets and ended up in the woods emergency crews arrived to find to wait everything was announced the constant was the sleeping was not for the professionalism of the crew we would not be standing here. particular one five four always flying at ten thousand meters on its way to moscow from russia's far east when there was a massive electrical failure the plane lost all automatic navigation and communication its fuel supply and wing flaps were crippled meaning i had to land quickly and at higher than normal speeds even the lights in the cabin and cockpit
went out by sight alone the pilots found an abandoned their strip in the depths of the forest and managed to land on the third attempt. by plane was designed to land on a concrete airstrip and at first we chose a rough strip and decided to land there but during the maneuver by a miracle we caught a glimpse of a concrete strip and all the shorter it would be much safer despite overshooting and plowing through two hundred metres of woodland before stopping all eighty one people on board were evacuated to safety right in the rich can as a former pilot and actually train the heroes in question he says he's very proud of his form across the trails done up in the clothes they couldn't even tell their altitude or where they were he only had enough fuel for ten minutes of flight in managing to land that plane he practically did the impossible. as for the plane itself investigators are poring over interviews with the crew and witnesses black box recordings and evidence at the site that question what caused such
a massive electrical failure providing that w one fifty four is not quite the brand your aircraft and i'm sure that that craft was manufactured probably at least twenty years ago way with more. i believe there is a chance that the gui plant was just war are. now russell airlines which owns the plane says it wasn't aware of any issues before takeoff but added it would never fly again investigators are focusing on mechanical failure rather than pilot error or weather conditions but everyone is expecting the playlets to receive medals their achievement. in time the technical details of this plane's malfunction will join all of the others maybe ation history the one thing will always stand out courage and resourcefulness of the two men who brought it safely to earth tamasin r.t. moscow. russian police are hunting for a martial arts fighter who escaped from a psychiatric petersburg but. became involved in crime and joined an ultra
nationalist movement after he was deemed too violent to remain in the ring the thirty three year old was jailed for assault robbery and threats before being placed in an asylum but now police suspect he may be on the loose in moscow. six extreme aggression in the ring scared both his opponents and the public outside the ring murder threats assault robbery and an alleged psychotic breakdown. placed in high security psychiatric care but during that time he was able to establish links with an extremist political movement the now banned. jews are enemies for me and now he's on the run after receiving a transfer to a new facility that was sent to the drugs in those cells psychiatric hospital just outside st petersburg those from here that he has state they can see the area is
sealed off and there is barbed wire around the perimeter of it certainly not high security this time in psychiatric care with far from the strict rehabilitation that might be expected visits from friends and access to mobile phones enabled him to strengthen relations with nationalist party members and use a sporting nature to gain them followers. actively participated in campaigning for us he helped establish contacts with sportsmen and with the organization to support. the a.d.f. from or is head of the unit that monitored datsik he tells us that he was no longer considered high risk when he was transferred so what actually happened on the day that he. but he wanted for a war. he took control of the washing line and used it to promote the wire for our staff were cautious about.