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Kenya / Mall Massacre / "White Widow" / A Discussion #1052127

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Sep 26, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Nairobi: Nima Elbagir) Breaking news on the terrorism attack at the shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, reviewed and reports of women among the attackers, including a white woman, what is known about the British "white widow," who is being sought on past charges, discussed; scenes and photos from the mall and of the white woman, Samantha Lewthwaite, the wife of a 7/7 terrorist bomber, Germaine Lindsay††, shown; details given about the FBI investigation.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A global terrorism alert from the State Department noted. Live discussion held with CNN's Peter Bergen and Fran Townsend and former FBI agent Steve Moore about Kenya and terrorism. [TOWNSEND - explains the international arrest order for Lewthwaite; states an attack like this is unlikely inside the US and how soft targets are dealt with.] [BERGEN - says he would be surprised if women were among the attackers because of group misogyny; comments on Al Shebab's limited capabilities inside the US.] [MOORE - says 8 FBI agents in Nairobi is not enough to go over the Kenya crime scene.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The precedents for female terrorists examined; details given about "black widows" in Chechnya, women in Northern Ireland's IRA like Rose Dugdale, female terrorists in Arab-Israeli conflicts, Patty Hearst and "Jihad Jane" in the US.

Cooper, Anderson;
Elbagir, Nima

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