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CBN NewsWatch: October 18, 2012

On CBN Newswatch, Oct. 18: Suspect questioned in Fed Reserve bomb plot; Karzai: Afghan forces ready to take full control of security; New York appeals court rules DOMA unconstitutional; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH" BOMB

PLOT FOILED.

LATEST ON THE STING OPERATION

THAT STOPPED A POTENTIAL ATTACK

IN NEW YORK CITY.

PLUS A BATTLE OF GIANTS.

WHY HERCULES INDUSTRIES IS

FIGHTING BACK AGAINST BOMBA

'OBAMACARE' MANDATE.

THE PROBLEM OF CHILD BRIDES IN

INDIA.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." GOOD EVENING

EVERYONE I AM LEE WEB.

A 21-YEAR-OLD BANGLADESH MAN IS

IN JAIL AFTER PLOTTING TO BOMB A

BANK.

DALE HURD HAS TONIGHT'S TOP

STORY.

REPORTER: REPORTERS SAY

REZWANUL AHSAN NAFIS CAME TO NEW

YORK UNDER A STUDENT VISA.

HE CAME HERE UNDER THE

PRETEXT OF BEING A STUDENT.

THE VOWED PURPOSE OF COMMITTING

SOME SORT OF JIHAD HERE IN THE

UNITED STATES.

SEEMED LIKE A REGULAR NICE

GUY.

I NEVER PICTURED WHAT THEY

EXPLAIN TO BE A BOMB PLANTER,

OTHER THEN THAT, HE DIDN'T SEEM

LIKE THAT TYPE OF PERSON.

COURT RECORDS SHOW FIRST

NAFIS WANTED TO BLOW UP THE --

HE THOUGHT HE WAS PART OF A

AL-QAEDA OPERATION BEING PLAYED

BY AN FBI INFORMANT.

BOMB FAKE.

HAD IT BEEN REAL, NAFIS COULD

HAVE KILLED AN UNTOLD NUMBER OF

PEOPLE.

I CAN'T BELIEVE A TERRORIST

WOULD LIVE ACROSS THE STREET

FROM WHERE I AM LIVING. AT

NAFIS HOME IN BANGLADESH, THEIR

FAMILY IS STUNNED.

HIS FATHER STRANGELY ENOUGH IS A

BANK PRESIDENT.

THEY WERE STRINGING HIM ALONE,

HOPING TO CATCH MORE AL-QAEDA

TERRORISTS. THEY DIDN'T

WANT THIS CASE TO BREAK OPEN.

THEY WANTED MORE INFORMATION AS

TO POSSIBLE OTHER AL-QAEDA

OPERATIVES IN THE UNITED STATES.

NEW THIS WAS THE 15TH PLOT

TARGETED SINCE 9/11.

AUTHORITIES EXPECT MORE.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

JOINING US FOR MORE IS

TERRORIST ANALYST ERICK

STAKELBECK.

ERICK, HE THOUGHT HE WAS WORKING

WITH AL-QAEDA.

BETWEEN THIS AND THE CONSULATE

ATTACK, WE HAVE BEEN HEARING A

LOT ABOUT AL-QAEDA, IS THE

THREAT GROWING AGAIN?

YEAH, LEE, IT SEEMS LIKE IT

IS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA CAMPAIGNING FOND

OF SAYING AL-QAEDA IS ON ITS

HEELS.

NO. 1, THE CONSULATE ATTACK,

AL-QAEDA GROUPS STORMED

CONSULATE, BENGHAZI KILLED FOUR

AMERICANS.

THIS GUY WAS A BANGLADESHY

NATIONAL.

HE MAY HAVE BEEN LINKED TO

AL-QAEDA.

I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS, NO. 1, WAS

HE LINKED TO AL-QAEDA?

HE CAME HERE IN JANUARY FROM

BANGLADESH ON A STUDENT VISA AND

SUPPOSED TO BE STUDYING IN

MISSOURI.

HOW DID HE EVADE CHORTS AND

OBTAIN A VISA?

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS

RECEIVED A LOT OF PRAISE TO TAKE

OUT OSAMA BIN LADEN.

HOW ARE THEY WORKING TO STOP

AL-QAEDA?

THIS MOVEMENT IS SO MUCH

LARGER THAN ONE MAN.

AL-QAEDA NOW ACTUALLY COVERS

MORE GEOGRAPHICAL GROUND THAN

THEY DID IN 9/11.

BEYOND AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN,

THEY ARE NOW IN YEMEN, SINAI,

SOMALIA, NORTH AFRICA, LIBYA,

EUROPE, THEY ARE SPREADING THEIR

TENTACLES, LEE GLOBALLY.

WE NEED TO LOOK BEYOND

AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, THAT

TRADITIONAL AL-QAEDA BASE AND

REALIZE THERE ARE NEW THREATS

POPPING UP THAT ARE YES,

AL-QAEDA.

PARTICULARLY, LEE IN AFRICA, I

AM CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT IS GOING

ON IN THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE

AFRICAN CONTINENT WITH AL-QAEDA.

ERICK, YOU WROTE A BOOK "THE

TERRORIST NEXT DOOR."

SOMETIMES THEY ARE

SELF-STARTERS, JUST INSPIRED BY

AL-QAEDA.

GO TO AL-QAEDA WEBSITES AND GET

INSPIRED.

WHEN IT BECOMES DANGEROUS, LEE,

WHEN THE SELF-STARTERS HAVE

DIRECT LINKS TO AL-QAEDA

OVERSEAS AND DIRECTLY

COMMUNICATING OVERSEAS AND THEN

A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

ERICK STAKELBECK, THANKS FOR

YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, LEE.

YOU CAN VISIT HIS BLOG,

STAKELBECK OR TERROR AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

AFGHAN SECURITY FORCES ARE READY

TO TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY.

ALL ARE SET TO LEAVE BY 2014.

AFGHAN FORCES ARE WELL TRAINED

AND READY IF NATO WERE TO

EXPEDITE THE PROCESS.

THIS COMES AFTER A RECENT SEARCH

OF SO-CALLED INSIDER ATTACKS

THAT HAVE KILLED AMERICAN

TROOPS.

CHUCK HOLTON IS ON THE GROUND IN

AFGHANISTAN HE SAYS AFGHAN

FORCES HAVE MADE GREAT STRIDES

BUT NOT READY TO TAKE FULL

RESPONSIBILITY.

GIVING FULL CONTROL TO THE

AFGHANS IS LIKE GIVING YOUR

12-YEAR-OLD SON THE KEYS TO YOUR

TRUCK.

ALSO THE MEDICAL CAPABILITY TO

TAKE CARE OF WOUNDED SOLDIERS IS

NOT THERE AMONG THE AFGHANS.

THEY GET MED VAKED TO AN

AMERICAN HOSPITAL AND AMERICAN

BASE.

AFGHANS DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY

TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN

PEOPLE.

IMPORTANT PIECES WHERE KARZAI IS

DEAD WRONG. THERE IS NO

DISCUSSION OF SPEEDING UP THE

2014 TIME LINE FOR WITHDRAWAL.

ANOTHER COURT RULED DEFENSIVE

MARRIAGE ACT UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

IT UPHELD A LOWER COURT'S RULING

THAT IT VIOLATES EQUAL

PROTECTION RIGHTS.

EARLIER IN BOSTON THEY FOUND

DOMA UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

IT WILL BE DECIDED BY THE U.S.

SUPREME COURT.

THE 'OBAMACARE' PROVISION

PROVIDES BUSINESSES TO PROVIDE

COVERAGE FOR DRUGS THAT INDUCE

ABORTIONS.

THIS COMPANY SAYS IT VIOLATES

THEIR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

PAUL STRAND HAS MORE.

FOR DECK KIDS THE HERCULES

INDUSTRIES HAVE PROVIDED WORK IF

MANY.

THEY ARE DRAWING THE LINE AT

SPECIFIC 'OBAMACARE' DEMANDS.

THEY DON'T WANT TO PROVIDE

ABORTION PILLS IN THIS PLAN.

MATT BOWMAN CONVINCED A

DENVER JUDGE INTO STOPPING THE

GOVERNMENT TO FORCING THE

MANDATE.

IT WAS A PRELIMINARY

JUNCTION.

BILL RUNS THIS HEATING AND

AIR CONDITIONING COMPANY.

ALL AMERICANS MUST BE FREE TO

LIVE AND DO BUSINESS ACCORDING

TO THEIR FAITH.

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

DISAGREES ARGUING BUSINESS

OWNERS MUST SEPARATE THEMSELVES

FROM THE BUSINESS ITSELF.

HERCULES GAVE UP THEIR

RIGHTS.

BOWMAN SAYS THAT IS WHAT THE

FIRST AMENDMENT IS HERE TO

PROTECT.

NONE OF THE GOVERNMENT'S

BUSINESS WHETHER YOU ARE

CHRISTIAN SERVING THE COMMUNITY

OR A CHRISTIAN TRYING TO FOLLOW

THE LORD IN YOUR MONDAY THROUGH

FRIDAY WORKDAY.

IT IS NOT THE GOVERNMENT'S

BUSINESS TO TELL YOU YOUR FAITH

NEEDS TO BE VIOLATED.

SO FAR THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IS GRANTING FEW

EXEMPTS.

THIS MANDATE FROM 'OBAMACARE'

IS SO EXTREME, THEY HAVE DEFINED

AS NOT RELIGIOUS ENOUGH TO BE

ABLE TO EXERCISE THEIR OWN

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS IN REGARD TO

THE 'OBAMACARE' MANDATE.

WE ARE GIVEN THE CHOICE TO

COMPLY WITH THE MANDATE OR GIVE

UP OUR BUSINESS. THAT IS

BECAUSE OF THE MASSIVE

PENALTIES.

YOU COULD BE FINED PER DAY BY

THE GOVERNMENT AND BE SUED

UNLESS YOU VIOLATE YOUR FAITH.

IF THEY DROP THEIR COVERAGE,

THEY STILL PAY A HEFTY FINE.

THEIR NUMBERS ARE CRIPPLING.

IF IMPOSED, LEGALLY, COULD SHUT

DOWN OUR BUSINESS.

THAT IS WHAT IT HAS COME

DOWN.

IF THEY LOSE THEIR CASE, IT IS A

MATTER OF BETRAY FAITH, STOP

OFFERING HEALTH CARE TO

EMPLOYEES OR LOSE THEIR COMPANY.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS, DENVER,

COLORADO.

DISTRICT JUDGE STEVE THOMAS

SAYS RESTRICTING BIBLE BANNERS

AT FOOTBALL GAMES SAYS IT WILL

LIMIT FREE SPEECH.

THE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT TOLD

THE CHEER LEADERS TO STOP USING

BANNERS AFTER THE WISCONSIN

BASED FREEDOM FROM RELIGION

FOUNDATION. PEACE IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

THE AGREEMENT THAT COULD END 40

YEARS OF WAR WITH REBEL GROUPS.

PHILIPPINES GOVERNMENT

OFFICIALS AND NATION'S LARGEST

MUSLIM REBEL GROUP TOOK STEPS TO

END THEIR CONFLICT IN THE

SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY.

IT COULD MEAN PEACE FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN 40 YEARS, LUCILLE

TALUSAN REPORTS FROM MANILA.

[ FOREIGN SPEAKING ]

EMOTIONS RAN HIGH MON SEVERAL

GROUPS DURING THE CEREMONIES

WITH THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT.

AFTER 16 YEARS OF TALKS AND

FAILED AGREEMENTS, NEGOTIATORS

SAY THIS PEACE WILL END

INSURGENCY IN THE PHILIPPINES.

IT CREATES A NEW POLITICAL

ENTITY WITHIN THE REPUBLIC OF

THE PHILIPPINES.

TODAY AFTER 16 YEARS OF

NEGOTIATIONS, WE HAVE THE MOST

IMPORTANT DOCUMENT IN THE

CHAPTER OF OUR HISTORY.

IT RESTORES TO OUR PEOPLE THEIR

HOMELAND. THE ISLAMIC

LIBERATION FRONT PREDICTS THE

NEW PEACE FRAMERS WILL PROCEED.

I HOPE EVERYBODY WILL HAVE A

SHARE IN HOW WILL THIS AGREEMENT

FOR EVERYBODY.

THEY HOPE THE AGREEMENT WILL

BRING LASTING PEACE TO THE

SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES.

CHILDREN WITH SUFFERING WILL

GET TO WITNESS A HARVEST.

FAMILIES ONCE COVERED IN FREEDOM

WILL EMERGE FROM THEIR WEBSITE.

THE 40-YEAR WAR BETWEEN THE

GOVERNMENT AND MILF HAS CLAIMED

MORE THAN 120,000 LIVES.

MORE THAN 2 MANY PEOPLE HAVE

BEEN DISPLACED.

THESE WOMEN HAD TO LEAVE

HOMES IN MINDANAO.

THEY CAN'T FORGET THE HORRIBLE

EXPERIENCES THEY HAVE DURING

THAT TIME.

MY TWO BROTHERS,

SISTER-IN-LAW AND NEPHEW WERE

KILLED.

WE HAD TO RUN AND LIVE IN

EVACUATION CENTERS.

THERE MY BABY GOT SICK WITH

DINGY FEVER.

SHE DIED BECAUSE WE DIDN'T GET

MEDICAL HELP.

FOR ORDINARY MUSLIMS WHO

SUFFERED SO MUCH FROM THE ILL

EFFECTS OF WAR, THEY SAY THEY

ARE WILLING TO GIVE PEACE A

CHANCE.

THE NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF THE

PHILIPPINE COUNCIL OF

EVANGELICAL CHURCHES.

HE SAYS IT IS GOD'S ANSWER TO

MANY YEARS OF PRAYER.

HE CALLS ON THE CHURCH AND WHOLE

NATION TO GET INVOLVED TO HELP

IT SUCCEED.

WE NEED TO PRAY GOD WILL MOVE

EVERYONE.

LET'S HAVE THE HOPE THERE IS

CONTINUING PROGRESS.

JESUS SAID WE NEED TO LOVE OUR

NEIGHBOR.

MANY BELIEVE A SUCCESSFULLY

IMPLEMENTED PEACE MAY NOT SERVE

AS MODELS FOR OTHER MOVEMENTS

HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES, BUT

ALSO THE ENTIRE WORLD.

LUCILLE TALUSAN.

CBN NEWS, MANILA.

UP NEXT, INDIA'S CHILD

BRIDES, A CBN NEWS EXCLUSIVE

SHEDS LIGHT ON THE PROBLEM

FACING YOUNG GIRLS IN INDIA.

WELCOME BACK, SOUTH AFRICA'S

ARCH BISHSHOP WORKING TO END

YOUNG MARRIAGES.

37,000 GIRL UNDER AGE OF 18 ARE

MARRIED OFF EVERYDAY, SOME AS

YOUNG ADD FIVE.

THEY ARE CALLING FOR ALL NATIONS

TO SET A MANDATORY MARRIAGE AGE

OF 18.

INDIA IS THE CHILD MARRIAGE

CAPITOL OF THE WORLD.

MORE THAN 40 PERCENT OF CHILD

MARRIAGES HAPPEN THERE EVEN

THOUGH THE PRACTICE IS ILLEGAL.

GEORGE THOMAS BRINGS THE

EXCLUSIVE RECORD FROM ROJSTON,

INDIAN.

THIS IS THE EPICENTER OF

INDIA'S CHILD MARRIAGE.

MORE THAN HALF BECOME CHILD

BRIDES BEFORE THE AGE OF 15.

LIFE OF A CHILD BRIDE IS SAD.

PRIM DUBY STUDYING IN IMPACT.

A WOMAN SHOULD GET MARRIED

FROM A MENTAL, EDUCATIONAL

PERSPECTIVE.

HER LIFE IS CHALLENGING.

MANY LIVE ON LESS THAN A

DOLLAR A DAY.

MARRYING OFF A DAUGHTER IS ONE

LESS MOUTH TO FEED.

DENET SOAR.

THE GIRL'S FAMILY IS

RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING THE

DOWRY.

APRIL AND MAY ARE POPULAR

MONTHS, VILLAGES HOLD THOUSANDS

OF CEREMONIES, MAJORITY BETWEEN

MINORS.

PARENTS HOLDING THEIR

CHILDREN SOMETIMES AS FOUR OR

FIVE YEARS OLD IN THEIR LAP AS

THEY GET MARRIED.

BACK IN 1929, THE LEGAL AGE

WAS 12.

IT WAS INCREASED TO AGE 18 IN

1978.

TO INVAT THE LAW.

THEY PERFORM MARRIAGES IN

SECRET.

9:00 IN THE EVENING, WHERE WE

ARE GOING IS INTO THE INTERIOR

VILLAGES IN THIS PART OF

ROJSTON.

OUTSIDERS RARELY ABLE TO

ATTEND THE CEREMONIES, LET ALONE

FILM THEM.

THIS IS AN EXCEPTION GIVING US

PERMISSION TO FILM THE SON, ONLY

THE NIGHT BEFORE HIS WED.

I AM BECOMING A MAN TOMORROW.

HIS FRIENDS TOLD US HE IS

ONLY 10.

YOUNG FACE COVERED IN

TRADITIONAL MAKE UP.

HE WEARING A SPECIAL SUIT WITH

FLASHING LIGHTS.

I WANT TO YOUNGSTERS IN THE

VILLAGE TO FOLLOW MY EXAMPLE.

WHOLE VILLAGE SPENDS THE

NIGHT BEFORE THE WEDDING

DRINKING AND DANCING.

UNDER THE RITUALS OF ALCOHOL

-- THEY TELL BRIDE, SET TO BE

NO MORE THAN EIGHT OR NINE YEARS

OLD.

PARENTS ALWAYS LIE ABOUT THE

CHILD'S AGE.

BECAUSE OF CULTURE AND ECONOMIC

REASONS, THE PARENTS WILL MARRY

THE CHILDREN OFF AT A YOUNG AGE.

CBN NEWS IS ALLOWED TO FILM

VINO SORE'S WEDDING.

IT TAKES PLACE DURING THE DAY.

WE HAVE BEEN PREPARING FOR

THIS WEDDING NEARLY A YEAR.

SHE IS TRYING TO LOOK HER BEST.

I HAVE INVITED THE ENTIRE

VILLAGE TO COME.

SHE IS ANYTHING BUT HAPPY.

IN BETWEEN COMBING HAIR AND

PUTTING ON JEWELRY, SHE SOBS

UNCONTROLLABLY.

THE FAMILY TRYS TO CONSOLE HER.

WHY IS SHE SAD?

SHE HAS NO IDEA WHAT IT IS TO

BE A WIFE AND TAKE CARE OF A

FAMILY.

I THINK SHE IS A LITTLE SCARED.

THEY INSIST THEIR DAUGHTER IS

18.

SHE LOOKS SEVEN OR EIGHT.

I ALSO GOT MARRIED YOUNG.

SHE WILL ADJUST.

EACH YEAR SOME 10 MILLION

GIRLS ARE MARRIED BEFORE 18.

PRACTICE IS MOST COMMON IN

MIDDLE EAST AND SOUTH ASIA.

SHE IS NOT ALLOWED TO GO TO

SCHOOL TO GET AN EDUCATION.

SHE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE

CHILDREN.

THE RIPPLE EFFECTS ARE

DEVASTATING.

BRIDES ARE MORE LIKELY TO DIE

DURING PREGNANCY, BE INFECTED

WITH HIV, HAVE THREE OR MORE

BIRTHS AND UNDERGO MULTIPLE

ABORTIONS.

BACK IN THE VILLAGE, SOON TO BE

HUSBAND ARRIVES IN THE BUS

WEARING A SPECIAL CROWN WITH

FLASHING LIGHTS MAKING THEIR WAY

TO THE BRIDE'S HOME.

HIS FACE IS COVERED BY A MASK

HE'LL WEAR UNTIL THE CELEBRATION

IS OVER.

HIS PARENTS INSISTS HE IS THE

LEGAL AGE. I AM READY TO BE

A HUSBAND.

SHE IS READY TO MAKE AN

APPEARANCE.

SHE HAS TO BE CARRIED IN BY HER

FATHER.

SHE IS OVERCOME WITH EMOTIONS.

SOBS THROUGH THE TWO-HOUR

CEREMONY.

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN E-MAIL COMMENTS AND

QUESTIONS AT CBNNEWS.COM.

GOOD NIGHT.

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