NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 25, 2011
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(Oslo: Martin Fletcher) The investigation into the killing spree in Norway reviewed; death toll cited; scenes shown of mass killer Anders Breivik, the 2 minutes of silence for the victims, emergency workers singing the national anthem; details given about his manifesto revealing his anti-Muslim sentiments and about how other European countries are responding to Muslim immigration. [In Oslo, MAN – says we’re trying to take the city back.] [Breivik’s lawyer Geir LIPPESTAD- says Breivik explained there are other terror cells.] The maximum punishment in Norway noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Michael Isikoff) The influence of groups in the US on Breivik examined; details given about the writings of Stop the Islamization of America co-founder Robert Spencer, who is cited in Breivik’s manifesto, and the spike in anti-Muslim attacks, including arsons and bombings in Tennessee, Florida, Michigan and Oregon. [SPENCER – denies responsibility for Breivik’s actions.] [Southern Poverty Law Center Heidi BEIRICH- says when you push the demonization of populations you often end up with violence.] [Former DHS terrorism analyst Daryl JOHNSON- says we could have a similar attack here.]
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