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is representing now eight cosby accusers including a woman named beth farrier from denver. again, cosby and his lawyers denying the allegations. now, it's important to note there have been about two dozen women who have spoken out alleging they are victims of bill cosby. the latest, in fact coming just this past week. and despite all that despite these protests bill cosby's camp says the show must go on. and he plans to continue with his scheduled performances. cnn, denver. we've got much more ahead in the newsroom. it all starts right now. first up europe on edge as new details emerge on terror probes across the continent. in belgium, five nationals are now facing terrorism charges over a foiled plot to attack
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police. all of the suspects have been accused of participating in a terrorist organization. belgium is now requesting the extradition of a person arrested in greece on suspicion that they may also be part of the plot. police remain on high alert across europe. troops patrolled the streets of major bellgian cities once again. in brussels they are still standing guard outside embassies and the country's national jewish museum which was attacked last year. there are fears that as many as 20 so-called sleeper cells may be activated to carry out terror plots. we're also learning that french authorities have released three women who were detained. nine other people remain in custody. let's get more on the arrests in greece and turn to cnn's phil black joining me now from brussels. what can you tell us about the arrests if greece and why the belgians want that suspect, at least one of them extradited? >> reporter: fredricka we knew
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that over the last 24 hours or so greek police were cooperating with belgian authorities. and we have heard today that they made two arrests based on information provided by the belgian authorities. of of those two investigators decided here that one could be part of the plot the they disrupted on thursday night. and they are seeking his extradition back to belgium. they are not stating who he is what role he is believeded to have played in the alleged plot so far. that's very much consistent with the nature of their investigation so far. being very disciplined in the information they are making public. but wrapping all of that up that now bring to eight the total number of people that are being health or charged as a result of this plot the that was uncovered thursday night. most of them here in belgium teamwork more in france. this -- belgium two more in france. they're accused of targeting
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police officers either on the streets or while they were working in their police stations. fredricka? >> and then belgian authorities stepped up security around so many of the cities to the same degree roar are they going to in intebsin intenseify the presence? >> reporter: they started rolling out forces in brussels and antwerp. they're concerned about jewish sites, government buildings and institutions related to the european union. they rolled out over 150 over the weekend so far and are talking about upping those over the course of the coming week or so. it is a striking sight to see the paratroopers on the streets of the belgian capital. it's going to maintain this security posture for at least a week. and then it will be reviewed. >> all right. phil black in brussels. thank you very much. let's talk more about the heightened security measures in europe. joining me from the wainright, director
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of the european law enforcement agency. belgium asked for dpra addition of at least one suspect detained in greece. is there connection in your view to the belgian terror cell that was disrupted about four days ago now? >> well as you heard from the prosecutors involved they're not in a position to make that information publicly known yet. they've been working with the belgian and greek authorities and, indeed many other authorities around europe trying to develop the intelligence around what we have seen in the last week or so. we're doing that rather urgently. also following up some other lines of inquiry because the police action that we're seeing fredricka, around europe obviously reflects the extent to come security authorities in many european countries are concerned about the nature of the threat, the extent to which is's believed the next attack could happen. therefore, this is a determine
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show by the police forces around europe to try and scale up their activities to try and protect our citizens. >> what was it about the information that authorities felt they had that they felt the timing was right to try to disrupt the terror suspects a few days ago? >> yes, i think the impact in attacks in paris and the events in belgium which showed that we were dealing with clearly dangerous terrorist cell in that case showed us just how imminent the threat is in certain cases. as i said how widespread it is across europe as well. we're dealing with a large number potentially thousands of people who we know have been radicalized on the internet by their conflict experience in syria and iraq. many have returned to european societies with some perhaps with the intent and capability to
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carry out attacks. this is obviously a pressing threat. something that we have to respond to urgently. we're doing that in many different ways across the continent now with europe increasing the way it can help the police forces to share intelligence track the legal movement of firearms and terrorist financing, for example. pretty massive effort now by the police community in europe to respond to what we've been seeing. >> is it your feeling based on the thousands of radicalized people that you are able to watch for a period of time, especially after what happened in paris that the participants may be sleeping, so to speak, for two to three years. is the feeling now that the surveillance of any potential radicalized subjects will be watched for a longer period of time? >> i think that's a likely conclusion that many national police authorities will be making now, of course. as you said the events in paris
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were carried out by people that were thought to have been dormant or at least not come to the attention of the authorities for some time. so maybe a warning to us in the security authorities that this threat is more complex, more enduring than we thought, and so yes, i think, fredricka, we're in this for the long haul. and showing that also we're determined for the long haul and determined of course to prevail against this terrorist threat. the same way as we've managed to do so against other terrorism in the past. >> then mr. wangright-- mr. wainright, isn't financing always an obstacle? how can governments, police the intel community afford to watch thousands of people for a matter of years? >> i think there is a resource question, yes. but this is also about a smart policing response in the sense that we need to get better at monitoring the activities of --
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sorry, the activities of terrorists on the internet particularly how they use encrypted communications on line. we also need to share each other's resources across borders, as we said earlier, to exchange intelligence, to cooperate in tracking across border movement of firearms, for example. i think we can do that if we can develop a more sophisticated, more co-herent set of international cooperation measures then we can be more effective against this terrorist threat without necessarily a huge increase in resource allocations. >> what is the outlook on the cooperation, particularly between european countries? >> as i said they're urgently developing reviewing the ways in which it can provide a better service to national authorities. i'm speaking with senior officials this week about that. and indeed government ministers will be meeting in the near future to look at those proposals and many others. there's certainly a determined political response in the
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european union that we should act together to keep our citizens safe. >> thank you very much. director rob wainright. and we'll have much more from the newsroom after this. thanks for the ride around norfolk! and i just wanted to say geico is proud to have served the military for over 75 years! roger that. captain's waiting to give you a tour of the wisconsin now. could've parked a little bit closer... it's gonna be dark by the time i get there. geico. proudly serving the military for over 75 years.
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this breaking news i want to bring to you. an israeli strike killed the son of a top hezbollah commander. let's go to nick paton walsh in yemen. we also are customarily used to seeing you in beirut where you're based. give us the latest on what this means. >> reporter: well this israeli helicopter strike happened in an area called the amal farms near the golan heights. actually inside syria. we know from a statement from hezbollah that six people they said were martyred. part of what they referred to as a hezbollah survey mission in the area. we know hezbollah have been active inside syria fighting alongside the regime. a source close to hezbollah, though has told us the key detail here that amongst those six dead is a man called jihad
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magnier. the 20-year-old son of one of the more no forcetorious members killed intuate in damascus. a man considered to have spurred terrorist acts targets in hezbollah in his career. the fact his son was targeted and the israelis knew where he was. we don't also know who wased in the convoy suggests the movements and we don't know how hezbollah will respond. they are, of course going to be deeply concerned by this. whether or not we see some sort of military response is unclear. many see hezbollah as of course fighting on many different fronts at the moment. and the key question is what actually happens next. israel have been perhaps some say exploiting the facts, hezbollah involved in so many places to occasionally launch strikes. at moments of opportunity, this seems to be one of those. israelis so far have given no comment. >> nick paton walsh, thank you
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very much. appreciate it. now to the ongoing debate over extremism and intolerance around the world which includes controversial actions from two close u.s. allies. a week ago, saudi arabia flogged a blogger for sparking a debate on line about extremism. and pakistan recently sentenced a christian for blasphemy. on cnn's "state of the union," senator chris murphy was asked if there should be consequences for the actions taken by the u.s. allies. here's his response. >> this is not a war between christianity and islam between the east and west. i think he was very right to point that out. when you have these kind of actions inside pakistan and saudi arabia it per pep waits the myth that is the fight going on. for years, decades, these been funneling money to the clerical organizations that fund the
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medrases that train islamist jihadists. we know in pakistan that at the same time they've been fighting radical elements they've been funding the radical elements or at least being permissive of them. we've got to have hard conversations with our allies in the coming weeks and days. we've let the it go on for far too long. now that we've realized the reality, the danger immediacy of the threat to the united states and allies i think republicans and democrat can come together and say, listen, time is up. we need to see progress or especially with a country like pakistan that's the recipient of major dollars from the united states, there's going to be some consequences. >> let's talk more about this. let's bring in dr. canta ahmed saying in her piece it's time to take a stand to save islam from slam islamists. good to see you. what kind of standard are you talking about? >> i think what we're doing now is a great place to start. certainly the example of
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pakistan which has imprisoned a christian, poor woman on charges, fabricated charges of blasphemy and facing a death sentence that's the kind of action that is expressly islamist a political totalitarian ideology profoundly unislamic that the muslim diaspera can take issue with. there are things we can do to try to support the woman being released as we should be doing the same for the saudi blogger. bear in mine muslims are 1.62 billion will in population around the world. only 300 million of us are in the middle east. that leave the vast majority outside that region that we can exercise pressure to release individuals who are imperilled by islamism. >> what kind of pressure? it sounds like you're in agreement with senator murphy who says there needs to be hard conversation with these allies. but you know to what extent? what leverage would the united states have? >> here's what i ask skrurs to do -- when we think about the
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united states we think of a remote administration that most of us don't have access to because we're not personally elected. we are a huge population. every viewer who cares about the values of democracy and who cares about those that are imperilled in places where there is no democracy should write to their representatives, should write to amnesty international should write to human rights watch, and appeal for the united states to exercise diplomatic pressure to release both the pakistani lady charged with blasphemy and the saudi blogger. those are the kind of things we at grassroots level can do. and hopefully our political leaders will respond to that kind of demand. people in britain, i'm a british citizen, can also do the same. >> you know you've written that in many ways islamists are winning. to what degree are they winning? >> when i'm writing that in my arguments, i feel they control the voice and images that are
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asubscribed to islam. these atrofts that-- afrosttrocities in "charlie hebdo" are terroristic acts. that's not to struggle with the language. the prosecution of an idea that is considered blasphemy by the actors that executed the staff of "charlie hebdo" is an islamist act. it's a violent act, and we recognize it as muslims to have been an absolute unlawful act. we can't execute people, this is not what we can do as believing muslims. it is important to understand that action of murdering a cartoonists or journalists is inspired by nonviolent political legislation that the oic has been forwarding through the united nations. so they are utilizing an organization like the united nations to sanction the concept of blasphemy. and that concept of blasphemy, which i as a muslim recognize, cannot be judged by immortal. it is judged only -- judged by a mortal. it is judged only by the creator
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in his created model. that kind of restriction is penetrating our own democracy. the idea of islamism is choking freedom worldwide, including here in home of the free. i'm absolutely opposed to any profanity at all against any belief system. i'm appalled by the art that was mentioned in terms of the desecration of the virgin mary that was -- in brooklyn here a few years ago. just as i would be appalled by the definition of judaism in any concept. but we cannot be censored because of that intimidation. that's giving islamists a victory. it's not just images that are giving them a victory but abandoning our ideas and not defending them to the last degree and then allowing our ideals to be completely disregarded by those we ally with. we have to do more. >> is there a feeling of powerlessness, though? it seems extremists are, you know winning that battle to be very influential to say that if any way the image of the prophet
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muhammad is denigrated or if there's an insult that comes as a result of whether to depict him in a cartoon that the consequence and extremists say the koran supports the notion that the consequence should be death. but most experts of the koran -- skpim and i'm not one but have been reading on it -- say the koran doesn't state that. how do you or anyone kind of overpower the message that is being sent by these extremists or islamists that you talk of? >> that's a sophisticated question. thank you very much for that. i think there is real powerlessness. the real powerlessness is actually exercised vastly on muslim subjects and citizens who don't have liberty to even discuss this idea that we're discussing now. but i think we are much more empowered in secular pluralistic democracies, in liberal democracies than we think we are. we are empowered because we can demand our governments, those individuals we have elected as
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the people to start pressing and defending our ideals. i'm a muslim i'm a british muslim. but i enjoy all liberty of belief and expression in the united states because of the principles enshrined in the declaration of independence. when president jefferson was planning the declaration of independence he used the idea of an imaginary muslim. in those days that was such an unthinkable and exotic person to be in the united states. how could they enshrine the rights of an individual? our founders in this country were thinking about protecting my rights. and we have to defend those rights in a way that has to be much more aggressive than we've been defending them. >> dr. canta ahmed thank you very much. >> thank you. coming up the latest on those deadly accidents caused by icy roads across this country. particularly in the northeast. we'll check the forecast coming up.
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icy roads in the northeast have caused more than 420
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accident to date some of them deadly. two people have died in accidents related to black ice in the philadelphia area. and one of the victims was killed getting out of his car after he crashed into a large pileup on interstate 7. in maryland at least one person has died on icy roads. our karen maginnis is in studio. good to you. my gosh this is a nasty swath of bad weather. it is really dangerous because it's -- you can't see it. >> it's better to have snow than black ice because it gives the optical illusion. wet weather is making its way across the mid-atlantic into the northeast. yes, it is rain. it switch over. at one point in the morning, 32 million people affected by the icy condition. here's washington, d.c., and baltimore. right now it looks like it's quiet. we'll see light sprinkles. not an issue as far as ice is concerned. new york city some of those western and northern suburbs all the way from hudson valley
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and into the west chester area, looking at slippery conditions there. further to the north, the big story tonight going into monday vermont, new hampshire into maine. icy conditions as the frontal system will sweep through on the back side of that. you've got enough cold air, you'll see snowfall. generally speaking between four and six inches perhaps in northern sections of vermont and new hampshire. want to show you some more pictures of the devastating road conditions because of the ice on the highways. this out of the philadelphia area. you see all of the cars and the suvs as well as major trucks that were colliding across the region with the hazardous conditions. doesn't take much ice for this kind of event to take place. fredricka, because we are watching the temperatures warm up here, now we're seeing the rainfall. a couple of inches, but now that involves 20 million people. and it's going to be as
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treacherous as some of the ice is because as you go through the evening hours, that rainfall will collect on the roads. and you can see quite a bit of ponding and localized flooding across the region. all the way from new jersey into connecticut, pennsylvania and into new york and in toward the northeast. >> the monday commute -- >> it's been horrible all day. >> hopefully if you can, you'll just take the train or something. but then you've got to drive sometimes to the train station. folks, be safe. thanks for the warning. appreciate it. the president now unveiling a new tax plan this week. tuesday night, in fact at the state of the union address. who pays? who benefits? >> reporter: i'm at the white house. republicans are already calling this tax plan unserious. i'll tell you why after the break. [ female announcer ] we help make secure financial tomorrows a reality for over 19 million people. [ mom ] with life insurance, we're not just insuring our lives... we're helping protect his. [ female announcer ] everyone has a moment when tomorrow
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happening now in the newsroom -- europe on edge as new details emerge on terror probes across the continent. >> i'll just say this i think every country in the world today is probably looking back at the policies that they've got the on surveillance for known fighters and trying to determine is there a point where you just stay on them 24/7? >> and i-stan bull turkey -- istanbul turkey a key point on the way to syria and iraq. >> reporter: turkish authorities have repeatedly told cnn that they're frustrated. >> how can authorities stop the revolving door of radicals moving back and forth in that country? plus in this country, president obama already pushing his plans before the state of the union address. new taxes for the rich tax breaks for others. what does it really mean for you?
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hello again, thank you very much for joining me. i'm fredricka whitfield. president obama wants to give the middle class a tax break and get more revenue from the rich. that's part of his new tax plan he'll unveil tuesday night during his sixth state of the union address. but for the first time since becoming president, all of mr. obama's changes would need to be approved by a gop house and senate. cnn's erin mcpike is at the white house with for us. with the gop in control of congress how likely is that the president will get what he wants and lays out during the state of the union address? >> reporter: frankly, not likely at all. and let's talk about why. first, the way he wants to pay for those tax breaks the revenue and how he wants to raise it. first, he wants to raise tax rates on capital gains. currently that's 20%. he wants to raise that to 28%. thatanethema to republicans.
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he wants to raise revenue in the institutions. it's estimated they could raise $320 billion that way. but there was talk about this on the sunday morning shows today. dan pfeiffer was on nbc's "meet the press." she's a senior adviser to president obama. republican congressman jason chaffitz was on "state of the union." you can see that these two are on very different pages. listen to their comments. >> a simple proposition that now that the economy's in a stronger place than it's been in a long time we need to double down on our efforts to deal with wage stag nation and declining economic mobility. the simple proposition to ask the wealthy to pay more and invest more in the middle class, give the middle class a raise -- >> it's a non-starter. we're not just one good tax increase away from prosperity in this nation. this -- this nation had its all-time highest, the record number of receipts coming into the treasury. are you going to grow the economy and jobs are
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entrepreneurs going to be better off? are small businessmen going to be better off with more taxes and more government? no. >> what president obama wants to do here is to bolster the middle class. so the two tax credits we're talking about, one is a tax credit for dual income families for $500. and then the next thing is -- is tripling the child tax credit to $3,000. so those are the two things he wants to get done in some way. and keep in mind that what president obama lays out in the state of the union really is a starting point. now republicans and president obama have said they think they can get something done on tax reform this year. but it's going to be a chess match. we're going to see this play out over the next couple of months. >> all right, erin mcpike. thank you very much. don't forget to tune in to the president's speech tuesday on cnn. television's best political team will have every angle covered here on cnn. our coverage start at 7:00 p.m. eastern time.
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so a lot is at stake for president barack obama tuesday night when he delivers this sixth "state of the union "speech. unlike last year or any year he's been in office he is facing a republican-controlled congress again. he will have to depend on to get the programs approved and paid for, et cetera here to talk about it is cnn senior political analyst ron brownstein editorial director at the national journal. good to see you. and larry sabideau director of politics at the university center. good to you, as well. ron, you first. the president could talk more about raising this $320 billions in tax revenue by way of dwen and capital gains -- dividend and capital gains tax, helping people get 401(k) plans through employers. what is the tone likely as it appears this president will be spending or even receiving in those chambers? >> look i think you have to look at the kind of ideas the president puts forward through the rest of his tenure in two
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very different categories. almost anything that requires legislative approval is his attempt to frame the debate for the remaining two years of his presidency and into 2016. as erain noted, given -- erin noted, begin the priorities of the majorities in both chambers i don't think there's going to be much they agree on, ideas like universal access to community college or paid family leave and much less tax ideas are very unlikely for this republican congress to embrace. on the other hand it is not all symbolic in these last few years. we are seeing the president move aggressively and assertively through the use of unilateral executive power on a whole array of other issues such as immigration, the climate change regulations and possibility of a climate deal with china and probably others that are coming. i think we'll see two very different things. framing the debate with legislative proposals and actually changing the landscape with unilateral executive action. >> and then larry according to price waterhouse cooper, the
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economic growth in 2015 is believed to be the fastest since 2005. u.s. unemployment below 6% now. the u.s. needs to expect -- is expected to contribute around 23% of global gdp growth. the largest contribution in a single year since before the financial crisis. so that is a lot to boast about. will the president do that? will this republican congress give him credit? >> well there's a 100% chance the president will boast about it tuesday evening. there's a zero% chance the republicans are going to get credit for it. >> i knew you were going to say that. >> we can take care of that easily. ron is absolutely right. you'll see the substance of the obama administration the two years remaining, be unilateral just as he said. the president's going to do it on his own. legislative proposals are more for the public relations of it. this of these things are very popular. the president's proposing eliminating the trust tax provision that affects only a few hundred americans who can
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lead leave millions and millions to their kids and reduce taxes. you know that's -- that's for the top .1%, not 1% .1%. obviously that will be popular upon he's really creating a platform for hillary clinton or another democratic nominee. he's building a bridge to 2106. >> even though potentially -- 2016. >> even though potentially the field of candidates want to distance themselves from the president, or might they be changing their tune on that as a result of all these accolades, these high suspense in the obama administration ron? >> look i think the president is shaping the battlefield for both parties, particularly through the executive actions. you had hillary clinton endorse his unilateral action on immigration. on climate, on the climate deal with china, on moving to cuba. and in lock step you've had almost all the republicans feeling enormous pressure to oppose all of those thing
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because he's done them. i think these actions that he is taking on his own as well as proposals, i would not be surprised -- i don't think larry would be surprised to see hillary clinton embrace the community college idea. universal access to kpunt college as a presidential candidate in 2016. he is having a big impact on framing that debate. and look whether he does that or not, he's going to have a big impact. we know through polling that views of the outgoing president cast a shadow over the election to succeed him. and there could be a benefit for democrats if 201. -- in 2016. >> could be a game changer. we'll be back after this. -mobile you can hook up the whole family for $100 bucks. get 4 lines with unlimited talk and text and up to 10 gigabytes of 4g lte data. plus get the brand-new samsung galaxy note 4 for $0 down. (son) oh no... can you fix it, dad?
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the paris attacks and subsequent police crackdown across brussels have many in the u.s. wondering about differences between muslims living in the u.s. and europe. cnn spoke to muslims who say living in the u.s. today is a vastly different experience when
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compared to their time in europe. >> reporter: these men are muslim and living in new york. muhammad is muslim and studying from france shizwa grew up in london. in your experience, what's the difference between being muslim in europe london and being muslim in united states of america. >> i felt like i was more a part of the community in america as opposed to the community in england. i was always very conscious of the fact that i was a person of color. when i walked into a courtroom and i was out in restaurants, i was very aware of that. in america i don't feel that at all. i feel like i am part of the community. >> being a french muslim in the u.s. i felt that my presence was less of a problem. >> reporter: according to a pugh study, most american muslims have assimilated into the middle class or mainstream america. meanwhile, european muslims maintain a lower socio-economic status. >> i think there's a lot of isolation in european countries
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when it comes to the muslim populations. >> reporter: director of the muslim public affairs council in washington compares it to inner city communities in chicago, l.a. or new york. in fact another pugh study found that in france for example, more than 1/3 felt discriminate against because of their religion or ethnicity. >> american muslims are quite well integrated socio- socio-economically. they're engaged in higher education, educational levels professional class. so that difference really helps in terms of their integration into society and feeling as if they are part of america even though challenges of anti-muslim sentiment still exist here. >> reporter: muhammad's parents weral algerian and more okay -- were algerian and moroccan immigrants. they found jobs but not acceptance. >> in france my perception is that we are not recognized as equal citizens. we are always asked to choose between our frenchness or our
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islamity. i think this is the integration issue. >> reporter: amnesty international calls islamophobia one of the biggest challenges and saying it leaves the muslim population there more vulnerable to radicalization. >> when you have that marginalization, no sense of national identity, no send of being a french muslim or being a -- a european muslim those sentiments can play into the fears and paranoias. >> reporter: you're going back. are you looking forward to it? >> to be frank not really. the climate in france is extremely tense. >> reporter: after moving here permanently, she said after first here she feels more american than she ever did european. >> i do feel like an american. other than when it comes to football i do support england. but i do truly feel that i am an american. i feel like -- like the american dream, i feel like it's something that i can pursue.
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>> reporter: fred those i talked to said there's no concept really in europe of a hyphenated identity. so here in america, for example, african-american or hispanic american or muslim american they say that doesn't always exist there. in france for example, muhammad told me that he often feels pressure to choose between his identifying as french or identifying as muslim. and he says that he's had people say to him, suggest that he couldn't possibly be french because french culture clashes, in their opinion, with his religion. this is even though he's a french citizen and he's lived there most of his life. fred? >> all right. thank you very much. appreciate it. still ahead, a focal point in the war on terror is the porous border between turkey and syria. it's where terror suspect hyatt boumeddiene is thought to have slipped past officials there. are violent extremists using the country as a point of entry to the west?
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i'm impressed by the construction on the the curve. it's worked ded out well. >> this architect is used to the pressure of high-profile projects. his eye-catching buildings include the jewish museum in berlin, the denver art museum and imperial war museum north in manchester. today is he's in belgium overseeing work on a new conference center in the city which will be a european capital of culture in 2015. >> it's large. by 2050 i think 75% of the world population will live in cities. so the cities cannot just build more you know more boxes and more of the same. in lower manhattan, he's
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dealing with one of the greatest challenges facing architects today. to build sensetively in a high-density city. he's the master planner of the redevelopment of ground zero. the site devastated by the 9/11 attacks. >> 70,000 people have moved to lower manhattan since i started working on this project. which means families people schools, housing has been built. so there's a complete rebirth of this area that was so devastated by the attacks. catch more of this pretty compelling conversation at
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as official in europe combat the growing threat a key suspect seems to have slipped right through their fingers. it's believed raises. cnn's arwa damon has more. >> they say they are doing what they can, and yes, they have clamped down to a certain degree. they have tried to make it more
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difficult. but despite their best efforts. they quite simply cannot control the entire boarder. we're talking about a border that's hundreds of kilometers long. we're talking about hundreds of to wait for that gap to open up and they dart across syria. at that stage it becomes just about impossible to track them. authorities have repeatedly told cnn they're quite frustrated that they are alerting various european countries that some of their nationals are leaving turkey whom the turks believe could potential be a threat and they feel as if their intelligence is not being acted on. turkey has emerged, yes, as a key transit hub for just about anyone who wants to go into syria. the airport of istanbul is massive, if they were picked up if an individual is picked up the way hayat boumeddiene, yes
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they tracked her for a few days but she went about doing touristy things and took surveillance off, once she had been -- so the turks are doing what they can did, but they cannot control the situation, especially without a greater level of cooperation between them and other western nation. still ahead s. they were -- but police finally tracked two teenagers down. where they were found, next. ever since the first subway sim called the tube commuters the world over have jostled their way under ground. now commuters of today come together and take a deep breath. let your eyes feast to the light of a new era in mass transit.
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>> we're talking about vehicles that can go upwards of 150 to 200 miles an hour. >> this is sky tram. driverless pods using a network of elevated guideways. call for skytran on your smart phone and a computer controlled magnetically levitating pod arrives in quick order. it will whisk you across the city to your destination. >> transportation will recede into the background of our lives. i just think about where i want to go, i tell a computer where i want to go and it takes me there seamlessly. >> skytran's first pilot project is going on right now in tel aviv in israel. there are plans to expand into cities across europe and asia. >> i would certainly use it. >> joe is a smart cities expert based in the uk. as he sees it there is a rosy horizon for the automated personalized transit.
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all right. checking our top stories, pope francis made history today in the philippines.
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a crowd estimated at 6 to 7 million people celebrated mass with him, hearing a message of empathy and hope. the vatican calls it the largeers event in papal history. he conclusion his six-day tour of asia. and a bizarre incident involving australian pro golfer allenby. he was reportedly abducted from a local wine bar this weekend in honolulu thrown into a car and driven 6 1/2 miles away they took his money, cell phone and then dumped him in a park. you see his injuries that he posted. golf central in fact posted thinks photos of his injuries. police are review surveillance video hoping to find potential suspects. overnight, police in florida captured two kentucky teens accused in a multistate crime spree. police surged for 18 drld dassen hays and his 13-year-old
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girlfriend cheyenne phillips. they were finally arrested in florida. they were accused of stealing cars. last hour i spoke with gracin county kentucky sheriff norm finish chaffens and i asked the sheriff if the alleged crime spree was surprising given dachshunds dachshunds' history. >> it didn't surprise us but this is the best possible outcome we could have. if it weren't for the u.s. marshals and gray county sheriff's department and the florida police we would not have had this outcome. ideal place, great location to take them into custody, and they left them no choice. >> what was so remarkable about this case? what is it about this situation, these two teenagers, and people called them bonnie and clyde,
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but as far as we know they didn't kill anyone but what is it that made this case particularly com pegs in your view? >> i would have to ask the media on this willing are one. and the kentucky state police i had some contacts that i reached out to and it just go legs and kept running. we got the picture out there, and i think it was a lot to do with her being 13 and him being 18. >> cheyenne's mother saying she disapproved of the daughter's relationship. the teens remain in florida for now, and then could be relocated to kentucky. we have much more straight ahead in the newsroom and it all starts right now.