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New Zealand / Terrorism Attack / Soufan Interview #1135650

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 15, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the anti-Muslim terrorism attacks in New Zealand on two mosques in Christchurch introduced; scenes shown from the area; details given from the suspect's postings & the common thread from attacks on immigrants as invaders. [President TRUMP - says white nationalism is not a threat: just a small group of people.] Trump's prior comments on terrorism attacks & only later calling this a terrorism attack reviewed. [Sept. 17, 2001, President BUSH - speaks about the America he values: when Muslims fear intimidation.]

(New York: Randi Kaye) The attacks on the mosques reviewed; scenes & photos from the streets shown. [Six WITNESSES, medical OFFICIAL - describe what happened in the shooting.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier phone interview held with shooting survivor Syed Mazharuddin†. [MAZHARUDDIN - describes what happened in the mosque shooting.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Christchurch: Alexandra Fields) The situation in Christchurch after the shootings & the reaction in New Zealand discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's former FBI agent Ali Soufan†† about the New Zealand attack. [SOUFAN - offers views on how white supremacy movement is likely behind this, what Trump said about terrorism attacks, how there is not a national government strategy in handling white supremacy: there is a global network of extremists.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi;
Fields, Alexandra

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