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CBN NewsWatch: August 12, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, Aug. 12: Nation mourns death of comedic actor Robin Williams; Outgunned by ISIS: Kurds plead for better weaponry; Iraq gov't showdown looms as Islamists rampage; and more. Read Transcript


Charlene: THANKS FOR

JOINING US FOR CENTS PER

SHARFOR CBN NEWS TODAY.

I'M CHARLENE AARON.

Efrem: AND I'M EFREM

GRAHAM.

THE COUNTRY IS MOURNING ROB

WILLIAMS' DEATH.

HE HAD HAD BEEN SUFFERING

WITH SEVERE DEPRESSION.

Reporter: ROBIN

WILLIAMS FIRST BURST ON TO

THE SCENE IN THE LATE '80s

IN MORK AN "MORK & MINDY".

HE COULD MAKE US ALL SMILE

AND CRY.

OVER THE YEARS, WILLIAMS

STARRED IN COUNTLESS HIT

FILMS, LIKE THE NOW CLASSIC

"MRS. DOUBTFIRE."

WILLIAMS WAS PERHAPS KNOWN

MORE FOR HIS COMEDIC

TALENTS.

AND HE WAS ALSO KNOWN FOR

HIS RANGE AND DEPTH ON STAGE

AND ON SCREEN, LIKE IN THE

MOVIE "GOODWILL HUNTING,"

WHERE HE WON AN OSCAR.

FANS SAY HE CHANGED THEIR

LIVES.

WHEN I WAS 12 YEARS OLD,

I SAW "MRS. DOUBTFIRE" FOR

THE FIRST TIME, AND THAT

RANGE AND ENERGY WAS

ELECTRIC.

I SAID, THAT'S WHAT I HAVE

TO DO FOR A LIVING.

HE MADE EVERYBODY LAUGH.

ONE OF THE VERY BEST.

HE BROUGHT SO MANY SMILES

TO SO MANY PEOPLE.

EVERYBODY IN AMERICA

TONIGHT, I'M SURE, FELT

LIKE, WOW, YOU GOT PUNCHED

IN THE STOMACH.

Reporter: THE PRESIDENT

DESCRIBED WILLIAMS AS

ONE-OF-A-KIND.

IN HIS PERSONAL LIFE,

WILLIAMS STRUGGLED WITH

DEPRESSION AND ADDICTION AND

TALKED OPENLY ABOUT IT OVER

THE YEARS.

JUST LAST MONTH, HE

ANNOUNCED HE WAS RETURNING

TO A 12-STEP TREATMENT

PROGRAM.

REGENT UNIVERSITY

COUNSELLING PROFESSOR TOLD

WHEN A PERSON STOPS AN

ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR AND THERE

ARE SYMPTOMS OF TRAUMATIC

STRESS, THE RISK OF SUICIDE

INCREASES SIGNIFICANTLY.

WILLIAMS LEAVES BEHIND HIS

WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN.

AND SOMETHING FOR THE FANS,

FOUR UPCOMING MOVIES.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Charlene: POLITICAL

TURMOIL IS MOUNTING TO THE

ADDED CHALLENGES

FACING-YEAR.

THE COUNTRY'S NEW PRESIDENT

ANNOUNCED HIS CHOICE TO

REPLACE NOURI AL-MALIKI.

BUT AL-MALIKI ISN'T STEPPING

ASIDE.

THE U.S. IS URGING IRAQ'S

LEADERS TO QUICKLY FORM AN

INCLUSIVE GOVERNMENT SO THEY

CAN START ADDRESSING THE

CRISIS IN THE NORTH.

MEANWHILE, THE U.S. IS

DELIVERING MORE FOOD, WATER,

AND OTHER AID TO THOUSANDS

OF REFUGEES FORCED FROM

THEIR HOMES IN THE LATEST

WAVE OF VIOLENCE.

Efrem: DESPITE SOME

RECENT SETBACKS, THE KURDISH

MILITARY, KNOWN AS THE

PESHMERGA MERG, I, IS STILL

THE BEST FIGHTING FORCE.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS,

THEY MAY NOT BE OUTMANNED,

BUT MANY TIMES THEY ARE

OUTGUNNED.

Reporter: AFTER ISIS

DEFEATED THE PESHMERGA IN A

COUPLE OF BATTLES, SOME

WONDERED IF THE KURDISH

MILITARY WAS UP TO THE

CHALLENGE.

THIS IS THE FRONT LINES OF

THE WAR BETWEEN ISIS AND THE

PESHMERGA.

LAST NIGHT THERE WAS A

TWO-HOUR BATTLE HERE.

ISIS CAME WITH A LARGE

CONVOY AND HEAVY ARTILLERY,

BUT THIS TIME THE PESHMERGA

PREVAILED.

SIGNS OF THE BATTLE LITTERED

THE TOWN.

THIS DESTROYED VEHICLE

LAUNCHED SHELLS AT THE

PESHMERGA.

ACROSS THE ROAD, ISIS LEFT

BEHIND THIS DEAD FIGHTER.

THE VICTORY AT MAKMOR

ENCOURAGED THE PESHMERGA,

BUT THEY STILL FACE AN ENEMY

WITH THE ROBUST ARSENAL.

MUCH OF IT WITH EQUIPMENT

SUPPLIED BY THE U.S.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE

BEEN OUTGUNNED BY THEIR

ACCESS TO RESOURCES BECAUSE

THEY ARE A RICH TERRORIST

GROUP.

WE NEED HEAVY WEAPONRY,

ARMOR, AND AMMUNITION,

BECAUSE THEY HAVE ACCESS TO

MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF

RESOURCES, LIKE BULLET-PROOF

VEHICLES, HEAVY WEAPONRY,

AND ARMOR, WHICH WE LACK.

Reporter: THEY SAY

BECAUSE ISIS HAS HEAVY

WEAPONS, THEY COULD KEEP

THEIR DISTANCE.

ONE THING IS CLEAR: U.S. AIR

STRIKES HAVE MADE A

DIFFERENCE ON THE

BATTLEFIELD AND IN THE

DIPLOMATIC ARENA.

OF COURSE IT IS GOOD FOR

US.

WHEN A SUPER POWER LIKE THE

UNITED STATES INTERVENES,

THE BALANCE OF POWER GOES IN

OUR FAVOR.

BUT, ALSO, IT IS VERY

IMPORTANT FOR US THAT IT IS

THE FIRST TIME RECENTLY THAT

THE U.S. HAS INTERVENED AND

SAID, I AM GOING TO PROTECT

MY ALLY.

Reporter: THE PESHMERGA

COMMANDERS TOLD CBN NEWS

THEY NEED MORE HELP.

THE WEAPONS THAT WE HAVE,

ISIS HAS THE SAME STUFF, BUT

EVEN BETTER ONES.

WE NEED HEAVY WEAPONRY,

ARTILLERY, AND HUMVEES.

THESE ARE ALL VERY IMPORTANT

TO US.

Reporter: ONE SENIOR

KURDISH OFFICIAL SAID IF THE

PESHMERGA HAD BEEN BETTER

ARMED, MUCH OF THE CURRENT

CRISIS AND POTENTIAL

GENOCIDE MIGHT HAVE BEEN

AVOIDED.

COMMANDERS IN THE FIELD SAID

IF THEY HAVE THE WEAPONS,

THEY'RE MORE THAN UP TO THE

TASK.

THE PESHMERGA ARE

FIGHTING FOR THE SAKE OF

THEIR LAND, THEIR PEOPLE,

AND THEIR RIGHTS.

SO THEY ARE ANCHORAGED AND

READY TO CONFRONT THE ENEMY,

WHEREVER THEY ARE.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, MAKMOR,

KURDISTAN.

Charlene: SECRETARY OF

STATE JOHN KERRY SAYS A

PHOTO OF A BOY HOLDING THE

HEAD OF A SYRIAN SOLDIER

COULD POSE A THREAT TO THE

COUNTRY'S FUTURE.

THE PHOTO IS

CAPTIONED, QUOTE,"THAT'S MY

BOY."

KERRY DESCRIBED THE PHOTO AS

DISTURBING AND GROTESQUE.

HE SAID, "THAT CHILD SHOULD

BE PLAYING WITH OTHER KIDS

AND NOT HOLDING A SEVERED

HEAD."

AND THERE IS FEAR THAT

CHILDREN LIKE HIM WILL

RETURN TO AUSTRALIA AS

HARDENED, HOME-GROWN

TERRORISTS AND SEEK TO

CONTINUE THE WORK.

KERRY HAS PROPOSED THAT THEY

TAKE THE ISSUE TO THE U.N.

SO COUNTRIES CAN PROTECT

THEMSELVES FROM FIGHTERS

COMING BACK FROM SYRIA AND

IRAQ.

Efrem: A HUMANITARIAN

ENVOY FROM RUSSIA WILL NOT

BE ALLOWED TO CROSS THE

BORDER INTO UKRAINE.

RUSSIA IS SENDING A CONVOY

OF 280 RUSSIAN TRUCKS TO

EASTERN UKRAINE.

BUT THE INTERNATIONAL RED

CROSS SAYS IT HAS NO

INFORMATION ON WHAT THE

TRUCKS ARE CARRYING OR WHERE

THEY'RE GOING.

THAT'S RAISING CONCERNS

RUSSIA MAY USE THE CONVOY TO

SMUGGLE IN TROOPS AND

WEAPONS.

BOTH THE U.S. AND UKRAINE

STATED: "ANY RUSSIAN

INTERVENTION IN UKRAINE

WITHOUT THE FORMAL EXPRESSED

CONSENT AND AUTHORIZATION

WILL BE UNACCEPTABLE AND A

VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL

LAW."

Charlene: WITH ISRAEL

AND HAMAS HOLDING TO A

FRAGILE CEASE-FIRE, SOME IN

ISRAEL ARGUE IT IS TIME TO

STEP UP THE ECONOMIC WAR

AGAINST THE TERROR GROUP.

THE JORDAN--BASED BANK

P.L.C. IS ON TRIAL FOR

FUNDING TERRORISM.

THEY SUED THE BANK FOR

VIOLATING THE ANTI-TERRORISM

ACT.

SIMILAR TRIALS ARE PENDING

AGAINST THE BANK OF CHINA,

WHICH FUNNELLED MILLIONS OF

DOLLARS TO HAMAS WHEN MOST

OTHER BANKS CUT OFF

FUNDING.

ONE ATTORNEY WRITES, "THE

ONLY WAY OF COMPLETELY

ERADICATING HAMAS IS THROUGH

A CRITICAL BLOW OF ITS

FINANCING."

"OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE"

MUST ENTER THE ECONOMIC

ARENA.

Efrem: RECENTLY A

HIGH-PROFILE VISIT BY

CHRISTIAN LEADERS FROM THE

U.S. DEMONSTRATED SUPPORT.

HERE IS CHRIS MITCHELL AGAIN

FROM ASHKELON.

Reporter: CHRISTIANS

UNITED FOR ISRAEL BROUGHT A

GROUP OF 50 PASTORS AND

CHRISTIAN LEADERS FROM EVERY

STATE IN THE NATION, AND THE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, TO

ISRAEL.

TO COME AND SIMPLY TELL

TO THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL, WE

SUPPORT YOU, WE UNDERSTAND

YOU.

THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE IN

AMERICA WHO CAN DISTINGUISH

MORALLY BETWEEN ISRAEL AND

HAMAS.

WE BELIEVE DEEPLY WHEN

ISRAEL BATTLES HAMAS,

THEY'RE ALSO PROTECTING US

IN AMERICA.

Reporter: THEY VISITED

SDEROT, THE TOWN WHERE MORE

ROCKETS HAVE FALLEN THAN ANY

OTHER IN ISRAEL.

BIBLE TEACHER BILLY GRAHAM

SAID THE APPRECIATION BEGAN

ON THE FLIGHT OVER FROM A

FLIGHT ATTENDANT.

SHE SAID, OH, THANK YOU,

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU'RE

DOING FOR OUR COUNTRY.

THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY

EVERYWHERE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR THIS.

THANK YOU FOR STANDING WITH

US.

THANK YOU FOR COMING.

IT IS JUST AMAZING.

Reporter: THE VISIT

PROVIDED A FRONT LINE LOOK

AT ISRAEL'S WAR AGAINST

HAMAS, INCLUDING ISRAEL'S

NEW FAMOUS ANTI-MISSILE

SYSTEM, THE IRON DOME.

AND THEY GOT A FRONT-ROW

LOOK INTO GAZA.

FOR MANY IT WAS EYE

OPENING.

TO BE HERE AND TO STAND

AND LOOK OVER, IT REALLY IM

IMBEDS IT DEEP WITHIN YOUR

SOUL WHAT ISRAEL FACES EVERY

DAY OF THEIR LIFE.

Reporter: THIS PASTOR

PLANS TO BRING A MESSAGE

BACK HOME.

I'M GOING TO LET THEM

KNOW I LOOKED OVER AT THE

PLACE WHERE THOSE ROCKETS

ORIGINATE FROM, AND STOOD ON

THE OBSERVATION POINT IN

WHICH TUNNELS ARE BEING

DEVELOPED AND DUG

UNDERNEATH, AND THIS

COMMUNITY HERE, SDEROT, THE

DANGERS THESE PRECIOUS

PEOPLE FACE EVERY DAY OF

THEIR LIVES.

Reporter: AND THEY ALSO

EXPRESSED CONCERN FOR THE

PEOPLE OF GAZA.

ONE THING THAT HAS REALLY

CONCERNED ALL OF US ON THIS

TRIP, IS THE LOSS OF LIFE OF

INNOCENT CHILDREN AND

INNOCENT CIVILIANS WHO ARE

CAUGHT IN THIS BATTLE.

WE'RE PRAYING FOR THE

CESSATION OF VIOLENCE.

WE'RE PRAYING FOR THE PEACE

OF JERUSALEM.

WE'RE PRAYING FOR THE SAFETY

OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE,

THE REGULAR CITIZENS.

BUT WE ARE PRAYING THAT THIS

NATION WILL BE WISE ENOUGH

TO DEFEND HERSELF.

Reporter: YET THEY

BELIEVE ISRAEL'S WAR AGAINST

HAMAS IS JUST.

AN ENEMY OF BOTH JEWS AND

CHRISTIANS.

AFTER THE JEWS COME THE

CHRISTIANS.

AFTER THE SATURDAY PEOPLE

COME THE SUNDAY PEOPLE.

IT IS THE SAME EXTREMIST

THEOLOGY THAT DRIVES

AL-QAEDA.

THESE ARE PEOPLE DETERMINED

TO KILL JEWS AND CHRISTIANS,

AMERICANS AND ISRAELIS.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

ASHKELON.

Charlene: CLASHES

CONTINUE BETWEEN POLICE AND

PROTESTORS OUTSIDE ST. LOUSE

OVEST. LOUIS OVER THE DEATH

OF AN UNARMED TEENAGER.

18-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL BROWN

WAS SHOT ON SATURDAY AFTER A

SCUFFLE WITH A POLICE

OFFICER IN MISSOURI.

MONDAY NIGHT POLICE IN RIOT

GEAR FIRED TEAR GAS AND

RUBBER BULLETS INTO A CROWD

OF PROTESTORS AFTER THEY

THREW ROCKS AT THEM.

VANDALS EVEN SPRAYPAINTED

"THE ONLY GOD COP IS A DEAD

COP."

WITNESSES SAY BROWN HAD HIS

HANDS RAISED WHEN THE

OFFICER APPROACHED WITH HIS

WEAPON DRAWN AND FIRED

REPEATEDLY.

BUT POLICE SAY SOMEONE

INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT

TRIED TO GRAB THE OFFICER'S

GUN.

THE F.B.I. HAS OPENED AN

INVESTIGATION INTO BROWN'S

DEATH.

Efrem: A FEDERAL JUDGE

HAS RULED A 10 COMMANDMENTS

MONUMENT IN NEW MEXICO HAS

TO GO.

THEY FILED A LAWSUIT ON

BEHALF OF TWO BLOOMFIELD

RESIDENTS.

THEY SAY THE MONUMENT

VIOLATED THEIR RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM.

THE JUDGE RULED THAT THE

MONUMENT HAS THE PRINCIPLE

EFFECT OF ENDORSING RELIGION

AND ORDERED IT REMOVED BY

SEPTEMBER 10th.

TWO OF THE ATTORNEYS SAYS

THE MONUMENT WAS FUNDED BY

PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS, UNDER A

RESOLUTION THAT ALLOWS

PEOPLE TO ERECT AN

HISTORICAL MONUMENT OF THEIR

CHOOSING.

Charlene: COMING UP,

THE WORLD WATCHES IN HORROR

AS ISLAMIC TERRORISTS HOLD

HUNDREDS OF GIRLS HOSTAGE.

WE HAVE AN INSIDE STORY OF

HOW BOKO HARAM IS TARGETING

CHRISTIANS IN NIGERIA.

Charlene: AN EGYPTIAN

COURT HAS DISSOLVED THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD POLITICAL

PARTY AND ORDERED ITS ASSETS

LICK DATED. LICKDATED.

THE COURT'S DECISION IS PART

OF A WIDER CRACKDOWN AGAINST

THE BROTHERHOOD AND ITS

MEMBERS.

THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN PUT IN

JAIL, AND MANY SENTENCED TO

DEATH ON CHARGES OF I IN

CITEING VIOLENCE.

Efrem: MORE THAN 100

PEOPLE DIED WHEN THE RADICAL

ISLAMIC GROUP CONQUERED GOSA

LAST WEEK.

THEY KILLED AT LEAST ONE

CHURCH LEADER, AND BURNED

DOWN GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

AND CHURCHES.

BOKO HARAM HAS INTENSIFIED

ITS CAMPAIGN.

JULY 30th, IT DESTROYED AT

LEAST FIVE CHURCHES.

A FEW DAYS EARLIER, A FEMALE

SUICIDE BOMBER ATTACKED ST.

CHARLES' CATHOLIC CHURCH IN

CANO STATE.

Charlene: 219 SCHOOL

GIRLS ARE STILL BEING HELD

HOSTAGE BY BOKO HARAM.

THE KIDNAPPING PUT THE

SPOTLIGHT ON THE RADICAL

ISLAMIC TERRORIST GROUP.

THEY HAVE COMMITTED

COUNTLESS AT STROS

ATROCITIES AGAINST

CHRISTIANS AND OTHERS.

GARY LANE HAS THE STORY OF

ONE GIRL.

Reporter: DEBRA PETERS

PLAYED WITH SOME OF THE 276

SCHOOL GIRLS KIDNAPPED BY

THE BOKO HARAM TERROR

GROUP.

SHE SAYS HER MOTHER ONCE

ATTENDED THE SAME SCHOOL IN

CHIBOK WHERE THE GIRLS WERE

KIDNAPPED.

ONE NIGHT JUST BEFORE

CHRISTMAS 2011, SHE WATCHED

AS THREE GUNMEN ENTERED HER

HOUSE AND KILLED HER FATHER

AFTER HE REFUSED TO DENY

CHRIST.

THEY ALSO KILLED HER

14-YEAR-OLD BROTHER, CALEB.

PAYER

THEY WENT AND SHOOT HIM

TWICE IN HIS CHEST, AND HE

FALL.

WHEN HE FALL, HE STARTED

MOVING, SO THEY GO AHEAD AND

SHOOT HIM AGAIN IN HIS MOUTH

AND HE FALL DOWN AND DIED.

I WAS IN SHOCK.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS

HAPPENING.

Reporter: DEBRA'S

MOTHER, A FORMER MUSLIM, WAS

AWAY FROM HOME AT THE TIME.

SHORTLY AFTER AMERICAN

CHILDREN OF 9/11 VICTIMS

INVITED DEBRA TO ATTEND A

CAMP IN THE U.S.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT TWICE

DENIED HER VISA REQUESTS.

THE REASON SHE WAS DENIED

A VISA IS THEY SAID YOU

CAN'T -- YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS

STUFF UP.

THEY SAID TO HER, YOU DON'T

HAVE FAMILY TIES.

THEY ESELLERL ESSENTIALLY

RETRAUMATIZED A GIRL WHO'S

FAMILY WAS SHOT.

HERE THEY SAY ANY MUSLIM

THAT TURNS TO CHRISTIANITY

IS DEAD.

THEY DID ALL OF THIS BECAUSE

OF HER.

Reporter: YOU THINK IF

YOUR MOTHER HAD BEEN HOME,

THEY WOULD HAVE KILLED HER

AS WELL?

YES, BECAUSE THEY WERE

TARGETING HER.

EVEN NOW THEY'RE LOOKING FOR

HER.

IF THEY SEE HER, THEY WILL

KILL HER.

Reporter: WHY DID THEY

KILL YOUR FATHER?

BECAUSE, NUMBER ONE, HE

IS A PASTOR.

AND THE SECOND ONE, HE

MARRIED MY MOTHER.

WHEN HE MOTHER, HE TURNED MY

MOTHER TO CHRISTIAN.

SO THEY ARE ANGRY WITH HIM.

Reporter: HAD YOUR

FATHER LED OTHER MUSLIMS TO

CHRISTIANITY?

YEAH.

Reporter: SHE SUGGESTS

WORLD LEADERS TAKE A MORE

AGGRESSIVE STANCE.

IF THE WORLD CANNOT STOMP

THEM OUT NOW, THEY NOW KNOW

WHAT WILL GET OUR ATTENTION

AND THEY'LL KEEP PUTTING IT

IN OUR FACES.

Reporter: AS FOR DEBRA,

SHE FINALLY RECEIVED A

STUDENT VISA AND NOW ATTENDS

A SCHOOL IN THE U.S.

WHAT DOES SHE WANT PEOPLE TO

LEARN FROM HER STORY?

THEY WILL UNDERSTAND AND

THEY WILL KNOW MORE AND MORE

OF WHAT GOD SAID.

AND THEY WILL, LIKE,

UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO

STAND STRONG.

Reporter: A 15-YEAR-OLD

NIGERIAN STUDENT STANDING

STRONG IN VICTORY OR ISLAMIC

TERRORISM, AND PRAYING THAT

HER CHRISTIAN FRIENDS WILL

SOON BE REUNITED WITH THEIR

FAMILIES.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: UP NEXT, A

TERRORIST ARMY OF 10,000

JIHADISTS, AND IF YOU THINK

THEY'RE JUST PLANNING TO

STAY IN IRAQ, THINK AGAIN.

Efrem: NEARLY 13 YEARS

AFTER 9/11 AND TO WARS

LATER, THE THREAT FROM

ISLAMIC TERRORISM AGAINST

AMERICA IS FAR FROM OVER.

Charlene: THAT'S

RIGHT.

AS WE'VE SHOWN YOU IN OUR

COVERAGE OF THE ISLAMIC

STATE IN IRAQ, THE THREAT IS

STILL GROWING.

ERICK STAKELBECK BRINGS US

THIS ALARMING LOOK AT

TODAY'S LEADING TERRORISTS

AND THEIR PLANS FOR THE

UNITED STATES.

Reporter: BEFORE ABU

BAKER ABDADI WAS CAPTURED HE

WAS IN U.S. FORCES.

HE WAS RELEASED AFTER FOUR

YEARS IN CAPTIVITY.

HIS REPORTING PARTING WORDS

TO AMERICAN TROOPS, "I'LL

SEE YOU GUYS IN NEW YORK."

HE NOW LEADS A TERRORIST

ARMY OF SOME 10,000

JIHADISTS, KNOWN AS ISIS, OR

THE ISLAMIC STATE.

THEY HAVE CONQUERED A VAST

AMOUNT OF TERRITORY IN

SYRIA.

AND THEIR THREATS HAVE NOT

GONE UNNOTICED.

YOU WILL HAVE A HARD TIME

FINDING ANY SENIOR

INTELLIGENCE OFFICIAL WHO

WON'T SAY RIGHT NOW THAT THE

ISLAMIC STATE, OR ISIS, IS

THE BIGGEST THREAT TO THE

UNITED STATES.

Reporter: MATTHEW

LEVITT SAYS THE LARGE INFLUX

INTO PLACES LIKE BRITAIN,

FRANCE, AND DENMARK, POSSESS

A UNIQUE DANGER.

ACCORDING TO SOME ESTIMATES,

UP TO 3,000 WESTERN MUSLIMS

HAVE TRAVELLED TO SYRIA TO

JOIN THE JIHAD.

THEY'RE RECRUITING A VERY

LARGE NUMBER OF FOREIGNERS,

INCLUDING AMERICANS.

AT LEAST 100 OR SO HAVE GONE

TO FIGHT.

SOME WITH ISIS, AND SOME IN

SYRIA, AND ALSO EUROPEANS.

AND MANY OF THE EUROPEANS

WHO ARE BEING RECRUITED ARE

FROM EUROPEAN COUNTRIES THAT

HAVE VISA WAIVER CONTRACTS

WITH THE UNITED STATES.

Reporter: THE FEAR IS

THEY WILL USE THEIR WESTERN

PASSPORTS TO RETURN HOME AND

CARRY OUT ATTACKS.

ONE FRENCH MUSLIM WHO FOUGHT

ALONG ISIS DID EXACTLY THAT

BACK IN MAY.

MONER ABU SALA TOOK A

DIFFERENT ROUTE.

HE BLEW HIMSELF UP IN A

SUICIDE ATTACK AGAIN THE

SYRIAN MILITARY EARLIER THIS

YEAR.

WHAT MAKES IT SUCH A

THREAT TO US IS ITS ATTEMPT

TO CARRY OUT ATTACKS

ABROAD.

THE FACT IT HAS RECRUITED

AND DRAWN INTO IT SO MANY

FOREIGNERS.

AND SOME OF ITS LEADERS HAVE

ARTICULATED AN INTENT TO

CARRY ATTACKS ABROAD, AND

POSSIBLY THE UNITED STATES.

Reporter: IN ONE VIDEO,

ISIS CALLED AMERICA THE

PROTECTOR OF THE CROSS, AND

WARNED THAT THE UNITED

STATES WILL SOON BE FORCED

TO BE IN DIRECT

CONFRONTATION BY ALLAH.

AND al-BAGHDADI'S CLAIM

VISIT NOT SAT WELL WITH

AL-QAEDA.

al-QAEDA HAD A BITTER FALL

ING OUT WITH ISIS EARILER

THIS YEAR.

I STILL THINK THAT

al-QAEDA IS THE BIGGER

THREAT.

THEY HAVE A MUCH MORE

CAPABLE, DEEPER

INTERNATIONAL NETWORK.

Reporter: THOMAS

JOSHLIN IS WITH THE

DEFENSIVE DEMOCRACIES.

THE MAIN ONES HAVE

REMAINED WITH AL-QAEDA.

Reporter: al-QAEDA

AND ITS ALLIES CONTINUE TO

EXPAND THEIR REACH.

THE GROUP NOW COVERS MORE

TERRITORY THAN IT DID ON

9/11, FROM PAKISTAN TO

SOMALIA TO LIBYA, AND

BEYOND.

THE BRANCH THAT MOST WORRIES

U.S. OFFICIALS IS BASED IN

YEMEN.

IT HAS BEEN BEHIND SEVERAL

PLOTS AGAINST THE U.S.

HOMELAND AND HAS RECRUITED A

NUMBER OF WESTERNERS.

THERE ARE A SMALL NUMBER

OF PEOPLE IN YEMEN AND SAUDI

ARABIA ARE MAKING INGENIUS

BOMBS AND HAVE THE INTENT TO

POINT THEM AT THE UNITED

STATES.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH

al-QAEDA AND ISIS ARE

RIVALS, THERE HAS BEEN NO

SUCH BREACH BETWEEN THE

LEADING STATE SPONSOR OF

TERRORISM AND ITS MOST

LETHAL PROXY.

IRAN AND HEZBOLLAH HAVE

BEEN INVOLVED IN SO MANY

PLOTS OVER THE PAST FEW

YEARS, THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES

WHEN THE DAILY THREATS THAT

ARE BEING BRIEFED TO THE

PRESIDENT ARE NOT ALL

PRIMARILY ABOUT al-QAEDA

OR ISIS, THE TOP ONE OR TWO

OR THREE HAVE BEEN IRANIAN

AND HEZBOLLAH PLOTS.

Reporter: HE WROTE A

BOOK CALLED "HEZBOLLAH" THA

DETAILS THE BLUEPRINT.

THEY HAVE ATTEMPTED OR

CARRIED OUT ATTACKS AGAINST

JEWISH TARGETS IN BULGARIA,

INIAINDIA, AND ELSEWHERE.

MEANING IRAN AND HEZBOLLAH

HAVE YET TO STRIKE ON

AMERICAN SOIL, ALTHOUGH THEY

HAVE KILLED U.S. CITIZENS

ABROAD.

IT IS VERY HARD TO SAY IF

AND WHEN THEY DECIDE THEY

WANT TO TARGET WESTERN

INTERESTS.

THAT THEY HAVE THE

CAPABILITY IS VERY, VERY

CLEAR.

Reporter: THAT

CAPABILITY WOULD ONLY

INCREASE IF AND WHEN IRAN

ACQUIRES NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AN

ACHIEVEMENT THAT WOULD

EMBOLBOLDENBOLDEN IRAN'S

RADICAL LEADERS.

ERICK STAKELBECK, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Charlene: FINALLY

TODAY, CBN IS HELPING TO

PROVIDE CLEAN WATER FOR

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

Efrem: THANKS TO THE

GENEROSITY OF OUR PARTNERS,

LAST MONTH CBN COMPLETED ITS

500th WELL FOR 2014, ONE

IN A REMOTE VILLAGE IN INDIA

WHERE FETCHING WATER USED TO

TAKE SEVERAL HOURS, AND EVEN

THEN THE WATER WAS

CONTAMINATED.

A LOCAL COUPLE SAYS NOW THEY

HAVE MORE TIME TO EARN EXTRA

INCOME, AND THE HUSBAND NO

LONGER HAS TO WORK LATE

NIGHTS AWAY FROM HIS

FAMILY.

WELLS HAVE BEEN BUILT TO

PROVIDE CLEAN WATER FOR MORE

THAN 200,000 PEOPLE THIS

YEAR.

Charlene: THAT WILL DO

IT FOR CBN NEWS TODAY.

Efrem: MAKE IT A STRISK

TERRIFIC TUESDAY, AND WE'LL

SEE YOU RIGHT BACK

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