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Amish / Crime Spree / Kraybill Interview #1006317

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 02, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Studio: Gary Tuchman) A crime spree in the Amish community in rural eastern Ohio in which a sect cuts the beard and hair off victims featured; 911 call from Amish victim Myron Miller played; details given about the rift among the Amish led by cult leader Sam Mullet†; photos of the arrested men shown. [Jefferson County Sheriff Fred ABDALLA†- calls this attack degrading by a cult.] [MILLER - says this terrorism makes no sense.] [In a buggy and at home, wife Arlene MILLER†- comments on Mullet.] [Voice of Bergholz Amish community leader MULLET - comments on the beard-cutting; okays an FBI investigation.] How the Amish attackers got away in cars with a hired driver discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Elizabethtown College professor Donald Kraybill about the Amish story. [KRAYBILL - says he has never heard about beard-cutting as a discipline: it is malicious behavior by a cult leader; states Mullet acts alone and is "invincible."]

Cooper, Anderson;
Tuchman, Gary

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