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Bin Laden Interview #656213

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 31, 2002
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(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) Al Jazeera's October videotape of an interview with Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden introduced.

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The first broadcast of the bin Laden interview presented with translation on screen and quoted. [Bin LADEN - comments on US charges of terrorism; offers vague answers about the anthrax attacks in the US; says it is permissible in Islamic law to kill the innocents; indicates the defeat of the United States is possible with the help of God as the Somalis defeated Americans.] [Last November, British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - quotes bin Laden's view of "terrorism."] Al Jazeera's explanation of the videotaping and why it was not aired reviewed.

(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) Al Jazeera's unhappiness with CNN airing the interview explained.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Brown, Aaron

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