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CBN NewsWatch: April 22, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, April 22: Boston suspect charged as grieving city pays respects, George Beverly Shea laid to rest at Graham library, and more Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," IS THE TERROR

OVER IN BOSTON?

WHY POLICE SAY THE BOMBERS

WERE PLANNING ANOTHER

ATTACK.

Wendy: PLUS, NO, WE

CAN'T.

WHY ONE AUTHOR SAYS PEACEFUL

CO-EXISEXISTENCE WITH

RADICAL ISLAM IS A MYTH AND

WE COULD BE HEADING TO A

CRITICAL BREAKING POINT.

Mark: AND A SERVANT OF

SATAN IS MIRACULOUSLY

TRANSFORMED, AND NOW HE IS

BRINGING THE LOVE OF CHRIST

TO A MUSLIM REGION.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE ON

TONIGHT'S "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

ONE WEEK AFTER THE BOSTON

MARATHON BOMBINGS, THE CITY

HAS BEGUN TO BURY ITS DEAD

AND REMEMBER THOSE WHO ARE

LOST.

THE AUTHORITIES KNOW THE

KILLERS' IDENTITIES AND THE

TOLD DEAD AND WOUNDED, BUT

WHAT THEY DON'T KNOW FOR

SURE IS HOW THE TWO SUSPECTS

GOT SO RADICALIZED IN THE

TEACHINGS OF ISLAM, AND WHO,

IF ANYONE, HELPED TRAIN

THEM.

JOHN WAGGI HAS MORE.

Reporter: ONE WEE WEEK

TO THE HOUR AFTER THE

ATTACK, RESIDENTS AND

OFFICIALS HELD A MOMENT OF

SILENCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF

THE BOMBING THAT TURNED

THEIR CITY UP SIDE DOWN.

AND IN THE SUBURB OF

MEDFORD, HUNDREDS LINED THE

STREETS, ALONG WITH BOSTON

TEAMSTERS AND FIREFIGHTERS

TO PAY RESPECTS AT THE FIRST

FUNERAL OF THE VICTIM,

29-YEAR-OLD KRYSTLA,

CAMPBELL.

AND AUTHORITIES QUESTION

19-YEAR-OLD Z DZHOKHAR

TSARNAEV WHO IS GIVING

WRITTEN ANSWERS BECAUSE OF

HIS NECK WOUND ON FRIDAY.

THE POLICE SAY THEY MAY HAVE

BEEN PLANNING MORE

VIOLENCE.

THEY CLEARLY HAD MORE

EXPLOSIVES.

THEY DETONATED THOSE AT THE

SCENE OF THE ARREST.

WE FEEL THEY HAD PLANNED TO

USE THOSE EXPLOSIVES ON SOFT

TARGETS.

Reporter: AND THE

INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO

PIECE TOGETHER IF THE TWO

BROTHERS ACTED ALONE OR PART

OF A LARGER JIHADI SLEEPER

CELL.

THE F.B.I. QUESTIONED

TAMERLAN TSARNAEV TWO YEARS

AGO AT THE REQUEST OF

RUSSIAN SECURITY SERVICES

BUT CLOSED THE CASE.

NOW WE KNOW THAT THE

26-YEAR-OLD TRAVELLED

OVERSEAS TO RUSSIA AND

CHECHNYA JUST LAST YEAR.

SOMEHOW HE GOT OFF THE

RADAR SCREENS AND TRAVELLED

OVERSEAS TO ONE OF THE MOST

DANGEROUS PARTS OF THE

WORLD.

WE STOPPED 16 PLOTS IN

NEW YORK, BECAUSE WE KNOW

al-QAEDA HAS SHIFTED THEIR

TARGETS.

THEY'RE GETTING PEOPLE IN

OUR COUNTRY WHO ARE UNDER

THE RADAR SCREEN.

Reporter: IN BOSTON,

MORE THAN 50 OF THE VICTIMS

FROM LAST WEEK'S BOMBING ARE

STILL RECOVERING IN THE

HOSPITAL.

THE CITY AS A WHOLE IS ALSO

LOOKING FOR WAYS TO RECOVER

FROM A WEEK THAT HAS LEFT

MANY SHAKEN, CONFUSED, AND

ANGRY.

FORGIVENESS DOES NOT MEAN

THAT WE DO NOT REALIZE THE

HEINOUSNESS OF THE CRIME.

BUT IN OUR OWN HEARTS, WHEN

WE ARE UNABLE TO FORGIVE, WE

MAKE OURSELVES A VICTIM OF

OUR OWN HATRED.

Reporter: SEVERAL

LEADING MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

WANTED TSARNAEV DECLARED A

COMBATANT, TO TIE THE OTHERS

TO A LARGER JIHADI WHITE

HOUSE, BUT THE WHITE HOUSE

ANNOUNCED FRIDAY AFTERNOON

HE WILL BE TRIED AS A

CIVILIAN.

THE BROTHERS ARE MUSLIMS

FROM THE REGION OF RUSSIA

WHERE THERE HAS BEEN

TERRORIST ACTIVITY AIMED AT

RUSSIA.

WHAT COULD BE THE MOTIVE FOR

THIS ATTACK IN THE U.S.?

RIGHT NOW FEDERAL

AUTHORITIES HAVE TOLD THE

MEDIA THAT THIS IS A

JIHADIST TERRORIST ATTACK.

IF YOU LOOK AT OPEN SOURCE

REPORTING, THERE ARE A FEW

LAYERS OF EVIDENCE THAT

JOURNALISTS ARE DRAWING FROM

TO DRAW SIMILAR

CONCLUSIONS.

THESE INCLUDE TESTIMONY OF

FRIENDS, TALKING ABOUT HOW

THE OLDER BROTHER, TAMERLAN

BECAME INCREASINGLY RADICAL

IN HIS VIEWS, AND THIS

INCLUDES THE YouTube

CHANNEL OF TAMERLAN, BUT

ALSO OF THE YOUNGER BROTHER

AS WELL.

AND THERE IS THE REQUEST FOR

INFORMATION THAT RUSSIA HAD

SENT TO THE F.B.I.

BUT LET ME CAP ALL OF THAT

OFF BY WARNING THAT THIS IS

STILL VERY EARLY IN THE

CASE.

THERE IS MORE INFORMATION

THAT CERTAINLY IS GOING TO

COME TO LIGHT.

SOME EARLY REPORTS WILL

PROBABLY PROVE TO BE

INACCURATE, BUT THAT IS THE

THERAPTHEORY THAT THE

FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS HAVE

AT THE TIME.

DO YOU THINK IT WILL

PROVEN THEY DID NOT ACT

ALONE?

IT IS HARD TO SAY.

THE ARGUMENT THAT THEY ACTED

ALONE WAS THAT THEY STUCK

AROUND.

THEY GOT CAUGHT DOING A VERY

STUPID ROBBERY.

THE FLIPSIDE IS THEY HAD

VERY OPERATIONAL SECURITY,

AND THEY BUILT A COUPLE OF

BOMBS THAT DID DETONATE.

SO LET'S WAIT AND SEE.

WE COULD PLACE OUR BETS, BUT

THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE DON'T

KNOW RIGHT NOW.

DO YOU THINK THEIR

RADICALIZATION WAS A RECENT

THING?

YES.

ACCORDING TO INFORMATION

THAT HAS COME OUT FROM

PEOPLE WHO KNEW THEM, THEY

WERE RELATIVELY

WELL-ASSIMILATED, AND

RELATIVELY WELL-LIKED.

IT SEEMS LIKE THE

RADICALIZATION OF THE OLDER

BROTHER, TAMERLAN, MIGHT

HAVE HAPPENED IN 2009 OR

2010.

AGAIN, LET ME CAUTION THAT

THIS IS STILL VERY EARLY.

THE REASON WHY I'M DOING

THAT IS BECAUSE AS MEDIA HAS

ADVANCED, AND AS WE EMPLORE

MORE SOURCES OF INFORMATION,

WE'RE LOOKING AT MUCH MORE

OF A FIRE HOSE OF INFO THAN

WE USED TO.

IN THIS CASE, ONE CAN SEE

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT MORE

MEDIA ERRORS THAN IN THE

PAST, INCLUDING SHOWING THE

WRONG PERPETRATORS IN THE

NEW YORK POST, HAVING THE

WRONG NAMES GO OUT, AND

REPORTING THERE WAS AN

ARREST WHEN THERE WASN'T.

LET'S BE CAUTIOUS WITH FACTS

AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

DAVIV, THANK YOU FOR

BEING WITH US AGAIN.

MY PLEASURE.

Wendy: THEY HAVE ASKED

THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN

RIGHTS TO HEAR THE CASE OF A

SWEDISH FAMILY HEAVILY FINED

FOR HOME-SCHOOLING THEIR

CHILDREN.

THEY ARE REPRESENTING

REPRESENTING YONANS AND HIS

WIFE FOR HOME-SCHOOLING

THEIR 16-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER.

THEY WERE FORCED TO FLEE TO

FINLAND OR FACE CRIMINAL

CHARGES.

Mark: DEFENSE SUCCESS

CHUCK HAGEL MADE IT CLEAR

THE U.S. BELIEVES ISRAEL HAS

THE RIGHT TO STRIKE IRAN TO

STOP ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

HE IS ON HIS FIRST VISIT TO

ISRAEL.

HE HELD OUT HOPE FOR A

NON-NUCLEAR WAY TO END THE

THREAT TO IRAN, BUT HE MADE

IT CLEAR THAT ISRAEL AND THE

U.S. SEE EXACTLY THE SAME

THREAT AND THAT ISRAEL MAY

HAVE TO TAKE THE ACTION.

WE BELIEVE THAT THE

MILITARY OPTION, WHICH IS

WELL-DISCUSSED, SHOULD BE

THE RESULT.

I BELIEVE THIS WAY, GUARDING

ANY CONFLICT.

THE RESULT WILL BE A

MILITARY OPTION.

THERE IS NO CHANCE THAT THE

REGIME THERE REALIZE HE HAS

TO STOP THE MILITARY NUCLEAR

WEAPONS.

EVERY SOVEREIGN NATION

HAS A RIGHT TO DEFEND

ITSELF.

ISRAEL IS A SOVEREIGN

NATION.

THAT CALCULATION HAS TO BE

MADE BY THE SOVEREIGN

NATION.

AS TO YOUR QUESTION REGARDLY

ANY MINOR DISAGREEMENTS

ABOUT TIMING, IF A TIME

SHOULD GET TO A POINT HERE

WHERE WE WILL THEN HAVE TO

DEVELOP OTHER STRATEGIES OR

OTHER OPTIONS, THEN I DON'T

THINK THERE IS ANY DAYLIGHT

THERE OR ANY GAP.

Mark: HAGEL ADMITS THE

TWO COUNTRIES MAY HAVE

DIFFERENCES ON THE TIMING OF

A POTENTIAL TRIKE.

Wendy: AFTER WEEKS OF

HEIGHTENED TENSIONS ON THE

KOREAN PENINSULA, IT APPEARS

NORTH KOREA MAY BE FINALLY

READY TO TALK, BUT WITH

CONDITIONS.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS DETAILS

FROM SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA.

Reporter: NORTH KOREA

SAYS IT WILL ONLY TALK TO

THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTH

KOREA IF THE U.N. SANCTIONS

AGAINST THE COUNTRY ARE

DROPPED.

IN A STATEMENT RELEASED BY

SENIOR MILITARY LEADERS, THE

NORTH IS DEMANDING THAT THE

UNITED STATES STOP ENGAGING

IN WHAT IT CALLS NUCLEAR WAR

PRACTICE.

TENSIONS HAVE BEEN

ESCALATING SINCE EARLY

FEBRUARY, WHEN NORTH KOREA

CONDUCTED AN UNDERGROUND

NUCLEAR TEST.

SINCE THEY HAVE THREATENED

TO ATTACK SOUTH KOREA,

JAPAN, AND U.S. BASES IN THE

REGION.

BUT THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE

IN THE TONE OF NORTH KOREA'S

RHETORIC THIS WEEK,

PROMPTING LEADERS IN THE

REGION TO BE CAUTIOUSLY

OPTMISTIC.

MAJOR NEWSPAPERS IN SEOUL,

SOUTH KOREA, ARE TALKING

ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS.

THE NORTH KOREANS OBVIOUSLY

WANT THE SOUTH TO APOLOGIZE

BEFORE ANY DIALOGUE CAN TAKE

PLACE.

THEY ALSO WANT,

INCIDENTALLY, 28,000 TO

30,000 AMERICAN TROOPS BASED

HERE IN SOUTH KOREA TO EXIT

THE COUNTRY.

THAT MAY NOT HAPPEN ANY TIME

SOON.

BUT CLEARLY THE TENSIONS

HAVE COME DOWN.

THE UNKNOWN IN ALL OF THIS

IS THE CONTINUING LEADERSHIP

OF KIM JONG UN IN NORTH

KOREA.

HE IS, AFTER ALL, A YOUNG,

UNTESTED LEADER.

BUT HE HAS CLEARLY USED THE

LAST SEVERAL WEEKS TO PLAY

TO TWO AUDIENCES, THE WORLD

COMMUNITY, GALVANIZING THE

WORLD COMMUNITY WITH THREATS

OF NUCLEAR ATTACKS, BUT ALSO

THE ABILITY TO TALK TO HIS

CONSTITUENTS BACK HOME IN

NORTH KOREA AS A WAY TO

SOLIDIFY HIS CONTROL OVER

THE COUNTRY, AND TO LET

THOSE IN THE COUNTRY, AS

WELL AS THE GENERALS, KNOW

HE IS STILL VERY MUCH IN

CHARGE.

IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO

SEE IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS

AHEAD HOW THIS ALL PLAYS

OUT, AND WHETHER NORTH KOREA

WILL TRULY COME TO THE

NEGOTIATING TABLE AND TALK

ABOUT POTENTIAL PEACE HERE

ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA.

I'M GEORGE THOMAS REPORTING

FROM CBN NEWS FROM SEOUL,

SOUTH KOREA.

Mark: STAYING OVERSEAS,

RESCUERS AND RELIEF TEAMS

ARE RUSHING SUPPLIES TO

RURAL PROVINCE IN CHINA

AFTER A DEADLY EARTHQUAKE

OVER THE WEEKEND.

THE 7.0 QUAKE STRUCK PARDZ

PARTS OF SICHUAN PROVINCE,

KILLING 188 PEOPLE AND

INJURING MORE 11,000.

IT TRIGGERED LANDSLIDES AND

CUT OFF ROADS, AND DISRUPTED

PHONE AND POWER CONNECTIONS

IN THE MOUNTAINESS REGION.

THE CHINESE RED CROSS HAS

DEPLOYED RELIEF TEAMS WITH

FOOD, WATER, MEDICINE, AND

EQUIPMENT TO THE AREAS.

RESCUERS ARE STRUGGLING TO

FIND SURVIVORS.

WE ARE SEARCHING IN THE

METHOD CALLED DRAG MET.

NET.

WE WILL SEARCH EVERY

VILLAGE, EVERY HOUSE, AND

WILL NEVER GIVE UP TRYING TO

SAVE THE LIFE OF EVERY

RESIDENT.

Mark: THE QUAKE WAS

AMONG THE DEADLIEST CHINA

HAS SEEN IN THE LAST THREE

YEARS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

RUSHING AID TO THE SCENE,

INCLUDING EMERGENCY KITS,

FOOD AND OTHER ESSENTIALS.

COMING UP, WARING WORLD

VIEWS, WHY THIS AUTHOR SAYS

TOLERANCE WON'T BRING PEACE,

AND THE WORLD NEEDS TO WAKE

UP.

Mark: LIABL LIBERAL

TALK SHOW HOST BILL MARR

BUTTED HEADS WITH A GUEST

FRIDAY NIGHT, COMPARING

ISLAMIC EXTREMIST WITH OTHER

FAITHS.

HE WAS INTERVIEWING BRIAN

LEVAN, FROM THE CALIFORNIA

STATE UNIVERSITY AT SAN

BERNARDINO.

COULD I INTERJECT?

IT IS NOT LIKE PEOPLE WHO

WERE MUSLIM WHO DO WACKY

THINGS.

WE HAVE HYPOCRITES ACROSS

THE NATION.

THE JEWISH.

THEY'RE NOT AS

DANGEROUS.

THERE IS ONLY ONE STATE THAT

WANTS TO KILL YOU IF YOU

DRAW A BAD CARTOON OF THE

PROPHET.

AND THERE IS ONLY ONE STATE

THAT WANTS TO KILL YOU IF

YOU DENOUNCE THE FAITH.

AN EX-MUSLIM IS A VERY

DANGEROUS THING.

Mark: MARR ACCUSED HIM

OF BEING WRONG ABOUT THE

FACTS AND SAYS THAT VIOLENCE

IS MORE THAN JUST A FRINGE

NALITELEMENT OF THE ISLAMIC

FAITH.

Wendy: WE HEAR TALK

ABOUT TOLERANCE AND PEACEFUL

EXISTENCE AMONG CULTURES,

BUT IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE.

AUTHOR ROBERT STERN SAYS HE

DOESN'T THINK SO.

AND HE SPOKE WITH CBN'S

CHRIS MITCHELL ABOUT IT.

BUT HERE IS A QUICK LOOK AT

THE POPULAR NOTION OF MUTUAL

CO-EXISTENCE.

Reporter: THERE IS A

POPULAR SYMBOL ON BUMPERS

AND T-SHIRTS THAT SPELLS OUT

THE WORD "CO-EXIST."

THE PURPOSE IS TO PROMOTE

TOLERANCE AND PEACEFUL

CO-EXISTENCE.

BUT ROBERT STERN SAYS THE

REALITY IS THAT CO-EXISTENCE

IS A MYTH, INSTEAD, A WAR

FOR WORLD DOMINATION IS

RAGING.

IN HIS BOOK "NO, WE CAN'T,

RADICAL ISLAM, MILITANT

SECULARISM, AND THE MYTH OF

CO-EXISTENCE," HE EXPLAINS

WHY IT WILL LEAD TO A

CRITICAL TIPPING POINT IN

GLOBAL CULTURE, WE

POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING

CONSEQUENCES.

ROBERT, THANKS FOR BEING

HERE.

GOOD TO SEE YOU, CHRIS.

WHAT IS THE MYTH OF

CO-EXISTENCE?

I THINK OF WINSTON

CHURCHILL WHO SAYS AN

APPEASER IS ONE WHO KEEPS

FEEDING AN ALLIGATOR, HOPING

THAT THE ALLIGATOR WILL EAT

HIM LAST.

60 YEARS AFTER A MADMAN IN

EUROPE STOOD UP AND SAID HE

WANTED TO CONTROL THE WHOLE

WORLD, AND MILLIONS UPON

MILLIONS WERE KILLED, WE

HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT IN

AN AGE OF SUICIDE BOMBERS,

IN AN AGE OF NUCLEAR

CAPABILITY, WHEN WE HAVE

EXTREMIST ELEMENTS WHO ARE

DEDICATED TO THE DESTRUCTION

OF THE WESTERN CIVILIZATION,

THE WESTERN WAY OF LIFE, WE

NEED TO TAKE THESE PEOPLE

SERIOUSLY.

Reporter: DO YOU THINK

IN SOME WAYS THEY'RE TRYING

TO RESHAPE WESTERN

CIVILIZATION, SOMETHING WE

REALLY NEED TO BE AWARE OF?

I SEE IN THE RADICALIZED

PORTIONS OF ISLAM AN

EXTREMIST VIEW OF SHARI'A

LAW, TRYING TO IMPOSE UPON

NOT ONLY THE WEST, BUT MORE

MODERATE MUSLIM COUNTRIES.

WE LOOK AT TURKEY, FOR

EXAMPLE.

AT ONE POINT IT WAS A

MODERATE MUSLIM SOCIETY, AND

YET NOW WE SEE THE INCREASE

OF SHARI'A LAW IN NATIONS

LIKE TURKEY.

EGYPT, AND ALL OF THE UNREST

THAT IS GOING ON THERE.

SO WE HAVE TO BE AWARE OF

THIS GLOBAL IMPOSITION OF

SHARI'A THAT IS THE GOAL OF

A RADICALIZED VERSION OF

ISLAM.

Reporter: I REMEMBER

BERNARD LEWIS SAYS THERE A

MENACE TO THEIR OWN PEOPLE

BEFORE THEY'RE A PERIL TO

US.

WHAT ABOUT THE MILITANT

SECULARISM?

HOW DOES THAT FIT INTO

CURRENT DAY?

WE SEE AMONG CERTAIN

SOCIETIES -- WE CAN LOOK AT

EUROPE AND OTHER PLACES

WHERE WE'VE LOST THE JUDEO

CHRISTIAN FOUNDATIONS THAT

HAVE FRAMED WESTERN

CIVILIZATION.

WE HAVE TRIED TO SAY THAT

ALL CULTURES ARE EQUAL, AND

ALL CULTURES DESERVE THE

SAME HEARING.

BUT WHEN YOU LOSE THE IMMUNE

DEFENSE SYSTEM THAT A JUDEO

CHRISTIAN WORLD VIEW BRINGS

TO A SOCIETY, AND YOU BEGIN

TO THEN REDEFINE WHAT

FREEDOMS ARE AND WHAT TRUTH

IS, YOU THEN LOSE THE

ABILITY TO SPEAK OUT ON THE

KIND OF ENCROACHMENT THAT A

RADICALIZED ISLAM WOULD

BRING.

WE SEE THIS HAPPENING

INCREASINGLY IN EUROPE,

WHERE THE INCREASING TIDE OF

ISLAM IS UNABLE TO BE

STEMMED BECAUSE EUROPE HAS

FORGOT THEIR CHRISTIAN JUDEO

ROOTS.

Mark: UP NEXT, THE

CRIMINAL WHO STRUCK FEAR IN

THE HEARTS OF FELLOW

PRISONERS.

HEAR WHY ONE RUSSIAN THUG

TURNED TO A LIFE OF VIOLENCE

AND WHY HE IS RENOUNCING

IT.

Mark: WE NOW KNOW THAT

THE TWO SUSPECTS IN THE

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS

WERE MUSLIMS FROM CHECHNYA,

WHO ALSO SPENT TIME IN

NEIGHBORING DAGESTAN.

MUSLIM HAVE BEEN FIGHTING A

BRUTAL REBELLION IN THAT

REGION SINCE THE LATE

1990s.

Wendy: TWO WARS AND

DOZEN OF TERRORISTS ATTACKS

HAVE KILLED THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE THERE, AND NOW ONE

MAN IS ON A MISSION TO BRING

PEACE AND THE GOSPEL TO THAT

REGION.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS HIS

STORY.

Reporter: DENADI TURKON

IS NOT PROUD OF HIS PAST,

AND HE GETS UNCOMFORTABLE

TALKING ABOUT IT.

I LEFT HOME AT 13 YEARS

OLD, AND I GOT ENTANGLED

WITH THE WRONG CROWD.

I DID A LOT OF THINGS I'M

ASHAMED OF.

George: HIS LIFE READS

LIKE A HOLLYWOOD MAFIA

THRILLER, DRUGS, ARMED

ROBBERY, PROSTITUTION, HIRED

ASSASSIN, MONEY LAUNDERING,

DRUG SMALL, YOU NAME IT, HE

DID IT ALL AND THEN SOME.

IT IS AS IF I BECAME THE

DEVIL'S SLAVE.

I REMEMBER MAKING A PACK TO

SERVE HIM.

I WAS ARRESTED AND SENTENCED

TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON.

Reporter: THAT'S THE

PAST.

AND TO WITNESS THE POWER OF

A LIFE TRANSFORMED BY GOD,

LOOK NO FURTHER THAN DENARDI

TURKON.

THE FORMER SOVIET UNION

PLACED HUGE CHANGES, AND A

YOUNG TURKON SAT IN PRISON.

I HAD A BAD REPUTATION IN

PRISON, SOMEONE WHO THAT

CULT-LIKE POWERS.

PROPOSITION NERPRISONERS

WERE EVEN AFRAID OF ME.

Reporter: ONE TIME

SOMEONE CAME TO SHARE THE

LOVE OF JESUS.

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME HE HAD

HEARD OF THE GOSPEL

MESSAGE.

BUT IT TOOK FOUR YEARS TO

SINK IN.

IN 1991, IT TOOK

MEANING.

I DROPPED TO MY KNEES AND

TOLD GOD I WAS A SINNER.

FROM THAT MOMENT, I WENT

FROM SERVING SATAN TO A

SERVANT OF JESUS.

Reporter: THE PRISON

MIRACULOUSLY SHORTENED HIS

SENTENCE BY FIVE YEARS.

HE WAS RELEASED IN 1996.

THE DAY HE WALKED OUT OF

PRISON, HE WALKED INTO A

BIBLE TRAINING SEMINAR,

WHICH FOCUSED ON BRINGING

THE GOSPEL TO THE FORMER

SOVIET UNION.

Reporter: RUSSIAN

MINISTRIES WAS VERY

IMPLEMENTAL IN MY LIFE.

THEY PUT IN MY HEART TO

TRAIN THE NEXT GENERATION OF

LEADERS.

Reporter: HE WAS

BAPTIZED A FEW YEARS LATER.

I AM CONVINCED THAT IT IS

THE LOVE OF CHRIST THAT CAN

TURN THIS REGION AROUND.

Reporter: THAT'S A

TREMENDOUS SHOW OF FAITH

BECAUSE ISLAMIC RADICALS

HAVE RAGED A BLOODY

INSURGENCY HERE FOR YEARS,

IN THAT TIME, TWO WARS AND

SCORES OF TERRORIST ATTACKS

HAVE KILLED THOUSANDS AND

DISPLACED MANY MORE.

TURKON'S GOAL: REACH THIS

WAR-TORN REGION WITH

MESSAGES OF RECONCILIATION

AND FORGIVENESS.

ONE WAY IS TO REACH YOUNG

PEOPLE.

TURKON COORDINATES DOZENS OF

YOUTH CAMPS EACH YEAR IN

PARTNERSHIP WITH RUSSIAN

MINISTRIES AND LOCAL

CONGREGATIONS.

WE SPEND TIME PLAYING

GAMES WITH THEM, AND HANDING

OUT GIFTS AND BUILDING

RELATIONSHIPS.

IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY

TO SHARE THE GOSPELS.

Reporter: MANY PARENTS

SAY THE CAMPS ARE GOD-SENT.

I LOVE WHEN THEY TALK

ABOUT PEACE AND GETTING

ALONG WITH OTHER ETHNIC AND

RELIGIOUS GROUPS.

Reporter: UNWI IN ONE

CITY, THE LOCAL COMMUNIST

PARTY TOOK OUT LOCAL ADS

PROMOTING THE YOUTH CAMPS.

WE BELIEVE THE MESSAGE OF

CHRIST CAN GIVE THESE KIDS A

BRIGHTER FUTURE.

Reporter: AND TURKON

TRAINS LOCAL BELIEVERS TO

BECOME THE LOCAL LEADERS

HERE.

IT IS ALL ABOUT MISSIONS

AND CHURCH PLANTING.

Reporter: WORKING IN

THE NORTHERN CAUCUS IS NOT

WITHOUT ITS HARDSHIPS.

IT INCLUDES CHECHNYA, WHERE

MILITANT REBELS AND FORCES

HAVE BATTLED BACK AND FORTH

TO CONTROL THE PROVINCE.

THERE IS RELATIVE PEACE NOW,

BUT ISLAM'S INFLUENCE IS

GROWING.

WITH THE HELP OF THE RUSSIAN

GOVERNMENT, AND SEVERAL

GOVERNMENTS, INCLUDING SAUDI

ARABIA, CHECHNYA HAS TODAY

ERECTED WHAT COULD BE THE

LARGEST MOSQUE IN EUROPE.

FOR EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS

LIVING IN THIS PROVINCE,

LIFE FOR THEM COULD NOT ONLY

BE CHALLENGING, BUT

POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS.

HE HAS PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.

Reporter EXPERIENCE.

I HAVE BEEN REPEATEDLY

WARN TO STOP TEACHING, BUT I

WILL NOT.

I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO

TELL OTHERS ABOUT HIM, NO

MATTER THE COST.

Reporter: IT IS THE

PRICES THAT TURKON AND THE

OTHER LEADERS ARE WILLING TO

PAY TO BRING LASTING PEACE.

GOD CHANGED MY LIFE IN

THAT PRISON FOR A REASON,

AND THIS IS IT, TO BRING

LOVE AND HOPE TO THE

REGIONS.

Reporter: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS IN GROZNY,

CHECHNYA.

Wendy: WELL, MARK, A

NEW HEALTH CRAZE IS LEAVING

PATIENTS WITH WELTS.

THAT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE

SOMETHING I WANT TO TRY.

Mark: BIZARRE.

IT IS CALLED CUPPING,

BELIEVED TO RELIEVE TENSION

AND IMPROVE CIRCULATION, BUT

CUPPING DOESN'T JUST TARGET

PHYSICAL PAIN.

SOME SAY IT COULD HELP

INFERTILITY AND A GENERAL

EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING.

AS FOR ITS EFFECTIVENESS,

DOCTORS SAY THE JURY IS

STILL OUT.

WHEN THE CUP IS PLACED

UPON THE SKIN, THE SUCTION

CAUSES THE VESSELS TO

DILATE, TO OPEN UP, TO GET

BLOOD TO FLOW THERE.

GENERALLY, CUPPING IS

CONSIDERED VERY SAFE, BUT

BETTER STUDIES NEED TO BE

DONE TO MAKE MORE OF A

CONCLUSIVE STATEMENT.

Mark: IT LOOKS A LITTLE

CREEPY, BUT STARS LIKE

GWYNETH PALTROW AND OTHERS

SWEAR BY THE PRACTICE.

THEY SAY IT DOESN'T HURT.

IT FEELS LIKE A LITTLE PINCH

THAT GIVES YOU A WELT.

Wendy: I THINK A

MASSAGE THERAPIST ONCE

WANTED TO TRY IT ON ME, BUT

I DON'T THINK I DID IT.

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