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The Watchman: Tracking the Global Jihad

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we travel to hot spots around the world to monitor the latest developments in the battle against the global jihad. Read Transcript


Erick: AND WELCOME TO

"THE WATCHMAN."

WELL, I HAVE BEEN

TRAVELLING A LOT OVER THE

PAST TWO MONTHS.

I'VE BEEN TO 12 DIFFERENT

STATES, FROM COAST TO

COAST, TALKING ABOUT ISIS,

IRAN, AND THE THREATS

GATHERING AGAINST AMERICA

AND ISRAEL.

AND THAT INCLUDES VLADIMIR

PUTIN'S RUSSIA.

NOW, WITH ALL OF THAT

TRAVEL, TWO THINGS HERE,

FOLKS: NUMBER ONE, IT IS

GREAT, THERE IS A HUNGER

FOR THESE ISSUES.

PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW MORE

ABOUT THESE THREATS.

BUT THE FLIP SIDE OF THAT

IS IT HAS BEEN VERY TOUGH

TO FIND TIME TO GET HERE

IN THE STUDIO.

SO IT IS GREAT TO BE IN

"THE WATCHMAN" BUNKER

TODAY HERE IN WASHINGTON,

D.C.

GOOD TO BE BACK.

WHAT I WANT TO DO TODAY IS

KIND OF TAKE A GLOBAL VIEW

WITH OUR CBN NEWS TEAM.

NOW, IF YOU WATCH THIS

SHOW ON A REGULAR BASIS,

YOU KNOW THAT CBN'S

JERUSALEM MIDDLE EAST

BUREAU CHIEF CHRIS

MITCHELL OFTEN FILES

REPORTS HERE ON "THE

WATCHMAN" FOR US, AND ALSO

OUR SENIOR INTERNATIONAL

CORRESPONDENT DALE HURD

FILES SOME GREAT REPORTS

ON THE RISE OF RADICAL

ISLAM AND THE RADICAL LEFT

IN EUROPE.

THIS WEEK WE WANT TO

HEIGHT SOME OF CHRIS AND

DALE'S WORK AND SOME OF MY

WORK, YOUR HUMBLE

CORRESPONDENT.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO START

RIGHT NOW IN LONDON, WHERE

DALE HURD PAID A VISIT

LAST YEAR FOR AN UP CLOSE,

ON THE GROUND LOOK AT HOW

ISLAM IS CHANGING THE FACE

OF GREAT BRITAIN.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: NO ONE WHO

HAS BEEN PAYING ATTENTION

TO THE GROWTH OF RADICAL

ISLAM IN BRITAIN SHOULD

HAVE BEEN SURPRISED THAT

THE TERRORIST WHO STOOD

OVER MURDERED AMERICAN

JOURNALIST JAMES FOLEY WAS

REPORTED TO HAVE A LONDON

ACCENT.

OVER A THOUSAND BRITISH

MUSLIMS ARE NOW FIGHTING

FOR THE ISLAMIC STATE.

AND MORE ARE JOINING EVERY

DAY.

THE THING TO REALIZE

ABOUT THE FIGHTERS IN

SYRIA, THEY'RE VERY MUCH

AT THE FOREFRONT OF THIS

CONFLICT.

Reporter: BRITAIN IS

NOW A MAJOR EXPORTER OF

TERRORISTS.

THERE HAVE BEEN WARNING

SIGNS FOR YEARS.

THIS WAS A MUSLIM PROTEST

IN LONDON CBN NEWS BROUGHT

TO VIEWERS MORE THAN EIGHT

YEARS AGO.

[YELLING]

[YELLING]

JIHAD IS ON ITS WAY!

Reporter: TODAY

BRITAIN HAS FUNCTIONING

SHAR'IA COURTS, AND IT

FORCES ISLAMIC LAW IN SOME

OF ITS STREETS.

REMOVE YOURSELF AWAY

FROM THE MOSQUE.

GO AWAY FROM THE MOSQUE

NOW.

IT IS A MUSLIM AREA.

Reporter: CALAL FOOD

IS EVERYWHERE, AND ISLAM

IS THE FASTEST GROWING

RELIGION IN THE U.K.

I ACTUALLY GAVE UP A

MODELING CAREER FOR ISLAM.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

MUSLIMS ARE RELATIVELY A

SMALL MINORITY IN BRITAIN,

THERE IS A FEELING AMONG

SOME BRITISH THAT THEIR

NATION IS BEING HANDED

OVER TO ISLAM, THAT THE

GOVERNMENT DOESN'T CARE

ABOUT PROMOTING

TRADITIONAL BRITISH

VALUES, JUDEO-CHRISTIAN

VALUES, EITHER BECAUSE IT

DOESN'T BELIEVE IN THEM

ANYMORE OR IT DOESN'T WANT

TO BE LABELLED AS

INTOLERANT.

BRITISH CIVILIZATION HAS

BEEN A GIFT TO THE WORLD,

BUT THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT

THAT ANYMORE, AND IT IS

INTO THIS VACUUM THAT

ISLAM IS ADVANCING.

SURE, THEY STILL CARE

ABOUT THEIR QUEEN, BUT

RADICAL MUSLIMS HAVE BEEN

ALLOWED, AND EVEN

ENCOURAGED, TO BUILD A

PARALLEL SOCIETY.

THE REASON WE HAVE

CAPITULATED IN THE WEST,

THERE IS AN UNDERLYING

SELF-HATRED OF OUR OWN

SOCIETY.

Reporter: ANNE-MARIE

WATERS IS A FORMER

LEFTEST.

WE'VE GOT THIS

DANGEROUS MULTI-CULTURISM

IN BRITAIN, WHICH IS

KILLING THEM.

AND THE LEFT NOT ONLY

DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT

IT, BUT CONTINUES TO PUSH

FORWARD, EVEN THOUGH IT

KNOWS, EVEN THOUGH IT CAN

SEE THAT IT IS KILLING

GIRLS.

WE KNOW FOR A FACT THAT

THERE ARE MOSQUES IN THIS

COUNTRY WHERE LITTLE GIRLS

OF EIGHT, NINE, 10 YEARS

OF AGE ARE BEING

MARRIED --, QUOTE,

UNQUOTE, MARRIED TO OLDER

MAN AND BEING RAPED.

Reporter: WHEN

BRITISH SOLDIER LEE RIGBY

WAS DO DECAPITATED IN THE

STREETS OF LONDON, ONE OF

THE THINGS CAMERON SAID IT

WAS NOT BECAUSE OF ISLAM.

AND TO BE SURE, MANY

BRITISH MUSLIMS CONDEMNED

THE MURDER.

AS MUSLIMS, IT

SHOULDN'T BE.

PART OF ME IS

DISGUSTED.

I THINK THAT A LOT OF

EXTREMISTS HAVE TAKEN OVER

AND HIJACKED ISLAM.

WE COME BACK TO THIS,

IT IS ONLY A TINY MINORITY

OF EXTREMISTS AND IT HAS

NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM.

BUT THE POINT IS THIS IS

COMING DIRECTLY FROM THE

QURAN.

Reporter: MUSLIM

IMMIGRANT SEX-GROOMING

GANGS WERE COVERED UP BY

THE BRITISH POLICE FOR 20

YEARS.

THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT'S

WEAK RESPONSE TO RADICAL

ISLAM HAS LED TO PROTEST

MOVEMENTS, LIKE "BRITAIN

FIRST."

IT GOES INTO THE STREET TO

CONFRONT SHAR'IA PATROLS,

AND HAS HORRIFIED BRITISH

ESTABLISHMENT FOR HAVING

THE NERVE TO GO INTO

CHURCHES TO PASS OUT

BIBLES.

I'M IN.

JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD WILL

SAVE YOU FROM HELL.

WE REJECT THE FALSE PROFIT

MUHAMMAD AND READ THE

BIBLE.

Reporter: THE

CHAIRMAN OF "BRITAIN

FIRST" IS PAUL GOLDING.

THIS IS A CHRISTIAN

COUNTRY, OUR HERITAGE IS

CHRISTIAN.

WE TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY.

SO GIVING OUT CHRISTIAN

BIBLES IN A CHRISTIAN

COUNTRY ON BRITISH

STREETS, WE DON'T SEE

ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT.

HAVE YOU LOOKED AROUND

FOR ANY THREATS AT ALL.

Reporter: BACK WHEN

WE WERE WITH GOLDING, HE

WAS DODGING THE POLICE.

THE PUBLIS BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS

GOING TO HAVE TO DECIDE

WHETHER IT CARES MORE

ABOUT BEING VIEWED AS

TOLERANT OR ABOUT STOPPING

TERRORISM.

BECAUSE THE WHOLE WORLD IS

PAYING THE BILL FOR

BRITAIN'S EXPERIMENT IN

MULTI-CULTURISM.

WE HAVE TO SAY, LOOK,

WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

YOU CAN'T BEAT UP WOMEN.

WE WOULDN'T STONE PEOPLE

TO DEATH.

HAVE YOU TO ACCEPT THAT OR

YOU CAN'T LIVE HERE.

Reporter: DALE HURD,

CBN NEWS, LONDON.

Erick: THANKS, DALE.

WELL, GREAT BRITAIN'S MOST

NOTORIOUS RADICAL ISLAMIST

IS A GUY WHO IS NO

STRANGER TO WATCHMAN

VIEWERS.

HIS NAM IS ANJAM

CHATTERERI.

I SPENT A LOT OF TIME

INTERVIEWING HIM ABOUT HIS

VIEWS, WHICH INCLUDE

MAKING GREAT BRITAIN INTO

AN ISLAMIC STATE RULED BY

SHAR'IA LAW, AND

SUPPORTING ISIS.

HE IS A FAN OF OSAMA BIN

LADEN, AND MANY OF HIS

FOLLOWERS HAVE GONE

OVERSEAS TO JOIN ISIS.

SURPRISE, SURPRISE.

NOW AMJAM CHATTERI FOR

YEARS WALKED THE STREETS

OF BRITAIN A FREE MAN,

PREACHING JIHAD.

HE WAS RECENTLY ARRESTED.

HE IS OUT ON BAIL NOW, BUT

HE IS AWAITING TRIAL ON

CHARGES OF SUPPORTING

ISIS.

SO I WANT TO GO BACK IN

"THE WATCHMAN" TIME

CAPSULE, BECAUSE HE IS A

VERY INFLUENTIAL FIGURE IN

THE WORLD OF BRITISH

RADICAL ISLAM.

I WANT TO GO BACK TO A

JULY 2012 INTERVIEW I

CONDUCTED WITH HIM IN A

VERY BEAUTIFUL PARK IN

EAST LONDON, OF ALL

PLACES.

TAKE A LOOK.

DO YOU BELIEVE RIGHT

NOW THE WEST IS DAR

AL-ISLAM?

THE WHOLE OF THE WORLD

IS DAR HARIM.

SOME PARTS OF IT ARE

ACTUALLY FIGHTING AS WELL

AS BEING THE HUB.

SO THESE PEOPLE ARE

ENGAGED IN WAR.

BRITAIN IS DAR HUB BECAUSE

THEY'RE AN ADDING OF GOD'S

LAW.

THIS IS WAR AGAINST MAN

AND HIS MESSAGER.

BUT WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO

FIGHT THEM HERE AT THE

CURRENT TIME.

Erick: AT THE CURRENT

TIME.

WILL THERE BE A TIME?

WE'RE NOT LIKE THE

CHRISTIANS.

IF YOU HIT ME ON THE LEFT

CHEEK, I'M NOT GOING TO

GIVE YOU MY RIGHT CHEEK.

I'M GOING TO DEFEND

MYSELF.

WE HAVE A RIGHT TO DEFEND

OURSELVES IF THEY ATTACK.

Erick: SAY THEY DON'T

ATTACK.

BUT SAY MUSLIMS BECAME A

MAJORITY IN GREAT BRITAIN,

WOULD THERE BE A CAUSE FOR

OFFENSIVE JIHAD?

IF WE HAVE ENOUGH POWER

AND AUTHORITY, WE ARE

OBLIGED TO TAKE IT AWAY

FROM PEOPLE.

I HOPE WE CAN DO THAT IN A

WAY WHERE THERE IS NO

BLOODSHED.

THE MESSAGE OF MUHAMMAD IS

THAT IF THE MUSLIMS HAVE

AUTHORITY, AND THEY HAVE

THE ABILITY TO REMOVE

OPPRESSION, THEY MUST

REMOVE THE OPPRESSION.

SO WE BELIEVE MAN-MADE LAW

IS OPPRESSION.

THEY'RE NOT GIVING THE

RIGHTS TO HUMAN BEINGS.

THEY ARE VIOLATING THEIR

ONLY SANCTTITY. SANCTITY.

IF WE'RE IN A POSITION OF

POWER, WE ARE OBLIGED TO

TAKE THE POWER.

THAT THIS WILL BE THE CASE

ONE DAY IN BRITAIN.

Erick: YOU'RE TALKING

ABOUT MILITARY JIHAD?

I THINK THERE ARE TWO

TYPES OF JIHAD.

ONE IS THE JIHAD OF THE

WORD.

AND THE OTHER IS THE JIHAD

OF THE SWORD.

IN BRITAIN, WE'RE ENGAGED

IN THE JIHAD OF THE WORD.

IT IS AS IMPORTANT TO

REMOVE THE IDEOLOGICAL

FOUNDATION, AND IF YOU

LIKE, THE PILLARS OF

WESTERN CIVILIZATION, LIKE

DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM AND

SECULARISM, AND TO EXPOSE

THEM, AND TO BRING BACK

PEOPLE TO WORSHIPPING THE

ONE TRUE LORD, WHICH IS

ALLAH.

AS MUCH AS IT IS TO REMOVE

THE REGIMES, THE OCCUPYING

FORCES, THE REPUBLICAN

GUARD WE SUPPORT, THOSE

LEADERS IN OUR OWN

COUNTRIES.

Erick: WHAT DO YOU

THINK THE TIMETABLE IS FOR

IMPLEMENTING SHAR'IA IN

GREAT BRITAIN?

DO YOU THINK YOU'RE

GETTING CLOSE?

I WOULD POINT TOWARDS

EGYPT AND THESE COUNTRIES

TO SHOW YOU HOW QUICKLY

THINGS CAN CHANGE.

IT COULD BE IN A YEAR OR

FIVE YEARS, WHERE PEOPLE

COULD ARE REJECTING THE

LIBERAL DEMOCRACY.

THEY'RE UNHAPPY BECAUSE

THE BASIC NEEDS ARE NOT

BEING MET.

REVOLUTIONS HAPPEN VERY

QUICKLY.

I DON'T KNOW HOW QUICKLY

THE SHAR'IA WILL COME.

PERHAPS IN FIVE YEARS.

PERHAPS IN 10 YEARS.

EVEN WITHIN THE NEXT 15 OR

10 YEARS, ISLAM COULD BE

THE MAJOR RELIGION OF

COUNTRIES LIKE BRITAIN AND

BELGIUM BECAUSE OF THE

RATE AT WHICH PEOPLE ARE

CONVERTING TO ISLAM, THE

NUMBER OF CHILDREN WE'RE

HAVING, AND THE NUMBER, IF

YOU LIKE, OF PEOPLE WHO

ARE PRACTICING ISLAM, AS A

SUPPOSED TO THE NUMBER WHO

ARE NOT PRACTICING IT.

Erick: YOU BELIEVE

AMERICA, GREAT BRITAIN,

ALL OF EUROPE WILL BE ALL

ISLAMIC STATES?

I INEVITABLY, THIS IS

GOING TO HAPPEN.

Erick: YOU'RE

CONFIDENT?

I'M NOT CONFIDENT.

I'M CONVINCED.

SHAR'IA WILL BE IN AMERICA

AND BRITAIN ONE DAY.

Erick: COMING UP, WE

TRAVELLED TO NORTHERN IRAQ

FOR AN UP CLOSE LOOK AT

HOW THE KURDISH PESHMERGA

ARE FIGHTING ISIS.

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS

THIS.

STICK AROUND.

Erick: AND WELCOME

BACK.

YOU KNOW, FOLKS, THE KURDS

ARE FIERCE FIGHTERS.

THEY ARE VERY

PRO-AMERICAN.

THROUGH THE YEARS THEY

HAVE REMAINED PRO-AMERICA.

AND RIGHT NOW THE KURDISH

PESHMERGA FORCES, MAINLY

IN NORTHERN IRAQ, ARE ON

THE FRONT LINES FIGHTING

AGAINST ISIS.

I'VE SAID IT MANY TIMES

HERE ON THE SHOW, WE ARE

NOT DOING ENOUGH TO

SUPPORT THE KURDS, TO BACK

THE KURDS, IN THEIR FIGHT

AGAINST ISIS.

LUCKILY, MY CBN NEWS

COLLEAGUE CHRIS MITCHELL

RECENTLY PAID A VISIT TO

NORTHERN IRAQ, TO

KURDISTAN, FOR AN ON THE

GROUND, UP-CLOSE LOOK AT

HOW THE PESHMERGA ARE

FIGHTING BACK AGAINST

ISIS.

IT IS A REPORT YOU WON'T

SEE ANYWHERE ELSE.

Chris: GENERAL KARZAN

TOOK CBN NEWS TO THE FRONT

LINES.

WE CONSTRUCTIVE THE FABLE

EUPHRATES RIVER AND PASSED

THE MOSUL DAM.

ONE YEAR AGO ISIS CAPTURED

THE DAM AND THREATENED

IRAQ.

DESTROYING THE DAM WOULD

HAVE SENT A 60-FOOT WALL

OF WATER ALL THE WAY TO

BAGHDAD, KILLING AS MANY

AS HALF A MILLION PEOPLE.

THE PESHMERGA TOOK BACK

THE DAM WITH THE HELP OF

U.S. AIRSTRIKES.

ON THE WAY, KARZAN TOLD US

ABOUT ISIS.

THEY ARE LIKE FIRE.

THEY'RE NOT AGAINST A

SPECIFIC ETHNIC PEOPLE OR

RELIGION.

THEY'RE AGAINST

EVERYTHING.

Chris: WE PASSED

VILLAGERS SHOWING SUPPORT

FOR THE MILITARY.

WITHOUT THE PESHMERGA,

THEIR VILLAGE WOULD BE

OVERRUN BY ISIS.

THEY'RE VERY GLAD TO

LIVE WITH THE KURDS AND

UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE

KURDS.

Chris: WE GO THROUGH

SEVERAL CHECK-POINTS IN

TERRITORY ONCE CONTESTED

BY THE ISLAMIC STATE AND

THE PESHMERGA.

THIS IS THE MOST

DANGEROUS PLACE FOR ALL OF

US AND FOR ISIS.

THESE PLACES THAT YOU SEE,

WE'RE CAPTURED EASILY.

Chris: THEY TAKE US

UP TO THEIR BASE BUT

CAUTION US NOT TO TAKE ANY

VIDEO INSIDE.

THIS IS THE FRONT LINES

BETWEEN ISIS AND

PESHMERGA.

THE ISIS FIGHTERS ARE JUST

ABOUT 500-METERS AWAY FROM

THIS POSITION.

IT CONTROLS THE MOSUL DAM,

BUT MANY PEOPLE SAY THIS

IS THE BATTLE LINE, THE

FAULT LINE, BETWEEN THE

FREE WORLD AND ISIS.

THESE VILLAGES THAT YOU

SEE BELONG TO ISIS.

Chris: KARZAN

COMMANDS THIS FORWARD

BASE.

THEY BELIEVE THAT THIS

IS THE LINE OF THE FREE

WORLD.

THIS IS WHY WHEN ISIS

COMES TO FIGHT AGAINST THE

PESHMERGA, THEY BELIEVE

THAT THEY'RE CROSSING THE

BORDER INTO EUROPE.

Chris: SOON AFTER WE

ARRIVED, ISIS FIRES TWO

MORTARS TOWARDS ANOTHER

KURDISH POSITION.

THIS IS THE ONLY WAY

THEY CAN SHOW THEY'RE

STILL ACTIVE.

Chris: BACK AT

REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS,

WITH SPOKE WITH

MAJOR-GENERAL ARAT.

DON'T FORGET THE

PESHMERGA RIGHT NOW ARE

FIGHTING FOR THE SAKE OF

THE WHOLE FREE WORLD.

IF YOU WANTED TO TAKE A

LOOK AT THE WHOLE WORLD,

NO ONE STANDS AGAINST

ISIS.

LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED TO

THE IRAQI ARMY.

NO ONE FOUGHT ISIS, ONLY

THE PESHMERGA.

Chris: HE PAINTED A

SOBERING PICTURE OF ISIS.

IF THE OTHER PEOPLE IN

THE WORLD WANT TO KNOW OR

SEE HOW DANGEROUS ISIS IS,

LET THEM COME TO MOSUL.

SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO THE

YAZIDIS AND CHRISTIANS.

Chris: HE BLAMED THE

BAGHDAD GOVERNMENT FOR THE

LACK OF ADVANCED WEAPONS

THEY NEED TO FIGHT ISIS.

HE DESCRIBED A DISMAL

PICTURE OF HOW THEY NEED

TO MAINTAIN THEIR WEAPONS.

SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO

REPAIR ONE WEAPON WITH

ANOTHER.

THIS IS HOW WE'VE USED THE

OLD WEAPONS TO FIGHT

AGAINST ISIS.

Chris: DESPITE THOSE

OLD WEAPONS, RETIRED

GENERAL JAY GOVERNO GARNER SAYS

THE KURDS ARE TAKING THE

BATTLE TO ISIS.

THE ONLY WHO ARE

SUCCESSFULLY FIGHTING ISIS

IS THE KURDISH PESHMERGA.

YOU HAVE A COUNTRY OF FIVE

MILLION PEOPLE THAT ARE

TOTALLY PRO-AMERICA, MORE

SO THAN WE'RE PRO-AMERICA.

TO THEIR EAST IS OUR ENEMY

IRAN, AND TO THE SOUTH IS

OUR ENEMY SHAR'IA IRAQ.

AND TO THE NORTH IS WHAT

WE CALL A NATO ALLY,

TURKEY.

Chris: HE SAYS

KURDISTAN IS A MILITARY

MAN'S PERFECT DREAM.

YOU'RE IN A PERFECT

PLACE WHERE YOU CAN STRIKE

OUT AND YOU'VE GOT SUPPORT

TO THE NORTH.

Reporter: AND HE

ADDED HOW GRATEFUL HE WAS

FOR THE U.S.

WE WOULD LOVE TO TELL

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT

THE KURDS ARE THE ONLY

TRUE FRIENDS THEY HAVE IN

THIS AREA.

Chris: THE PESHMERGA

SAY A DECISIVE BATTLE

AGAINST ISIS IS U.S.

AIRSTRIKES.

BUT THEY SAY WITH MORE

ARMS AND HEAVY WEAPONS,

THEY CAN MAKE EVEN MORE

ADVANCES TOWARDS THE

ISLAMIC STATE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

ON THE FRONT LINES WITH

THE KURDISH PESHMERGA.

UP NEXT, SUNNIS AND

SHI'A, THEY'RE FIGHTING

EACH OTHER.

WHAT DOES IT ALL ME FOR ME

AND FOR YOU?

FIND OUT AFTER THE BREAK.

Erick: AND WELCOME

BACK.

YOU KNOW, FOLKS, THE

MIDDLE EAST IS A VERY

CONFUSING PLACE.

IT IS TOUGH TO FIGURE OUT.

RIGHT NOW IN SYRIA, FOR

INSTANCE, WE HAVE

HEZBOLLAH AND IRAN AND THE

ASSAD REGIME, ALL BAD

ACTORS FIGHTING AGAINST

al-QAEDA AND ISIS.

NOW, YOU MAY LOOK AT THAT

AND SAY, HEY, THEY'RE ALL

ISLAMIC JIHADISTS, THEY

ALL HATE AMERICA, WHY ARE

THEY FIGHTING EACH OTHER?

I RECENTLY REPORTED ON

THIS SUNNI-SHI'A CIVIL WAR

UNFOLDING IN THE MIDDLE

EAST AND TRIED TO UNLOCK

THE PUZZLE FOU FOUR FOR OUR

VIEWERS.

ONE SIDE CALLS THE UNITED

STATES THE GREAT SATAN,

AND THE OTHER BEHEADS

AMERICAN JOURNALISTS AND

CALLS ON MUSLIMS TO ATTACK

THE HOMELAND.

THERE IS HATRED FOR ISRAEL

AND THE WEST AND A DESIRE

TO SPREAD EXTREMIST ISLAM

WORLDWIDE TOPPED THE LIST.

BUT NOW THEY ARE FIGHTING

IN IRAQ AND SYRIA, AND IT

IS THE MAJOR BATTLEGROUND

BETWEEN SUNNI AND SHI'A

JIHADISTS.

WE HAVE SUNNI JIHADIS

ON ONE SIDE WHO DON'T LIKE

THE WEST, BUT WHO ARE ALSO

FIGHTING SHI'A JIHADIS ON

THE OTHER SIDE, BECAUSE

THEY REALLY DON'T LIKE

EACH OTHER.

Erick: MATTHEW LEVETT

HAS WORKED FOR THE F.B.I.

AND THE DEPARTMENT OF

TREASURY.

THE SUNNIS AND THE

SHI'AS ARE VERY MUCH AT

LOGGERHEADS.

THEY MAY SHARE HATRED OF

ISRAEL AND HATE TREST OF HATRED OF THE

WEST, CERTAINLY SUSPICION

OF THE WEST, BUT THIS

SECTARIANS IS THE MAIN

BATTLE.

Erick: THE MAIN

BATTLEGROUND IS SYRIA.

THERE ARE ISIS,

AL-QAEDA, AND OTHER

TERRORISTS GROUPS.

THESE GROUPS WHO HAVE BEEN

KNOWN TO BATTLE EACH

OTHER, HAVE BEEN SUPPORTED

BY VARYING DEGREES BY

TURKEY AND SAUDI ARABIA.

ON THE SHI'A SIDE IS IRAN

AND ITS PROXY, HEZBOLLAH,

BOTH OF WHOM ARE PROPPING

UP BASHAR al-ASSAD.

AND THE SUNNI-SHI'A

CONFLICT IS RAGING IN

IRAQ, LEBANON, AND YEMEN.

THE NUCLEAR DEAL RECENTLY

STRUCK BY THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION WITH IRAN

HAS ONLY HEIGHTENED

TENSIONS.

PEOPLE IN THE REGION

ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT

AN IRAN DEAL, WHICH

APPEARS TO BE EMBRACING

AND LEGITIMIZING THE

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF ISLAM,

DESPITE ITS ONGOING ACTS

OF TERRORISM AND SUPPORT

FOR TERRORISM IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

Erick: SUNNI MUSLIMS

COMPRISE NEARLY 85% OF THE

MUSLIM POPULATION, AND

SHI'AS MAKE UP ONLY ABOUT

15%.

THE TWO SIDES SPLIT IN THE

SEVENTH CENTURY BECAUSE

THEY DISAGREED OVER WHO

SHOULD SUCCEED ISLAM'S

PROPHET MUHAMMAD.

SHI'AS FELT IT SHOULD BE

SOMEONE FROM MUHAMMAD'S

DIRECT BLOOD LINE, AND

SUNNIS DISAGREED.

THE HOSTILITY CAN RUN

DEEP.

SUNNI ISIS, FOR EXAMPLE,

CONSIDERS ALL SHI'ITES AP

POAPOSTATES, WHO MUST BE

KILLED.

THIS MAN NOTES TO SHI'A

IRAN HAS SUPPORTED SUNNI

TERRORIST GROUPS AGAINST

ISRAEL AND THE WEST.

> WHY ARE ISIS AND IRAN

FIGHTING EACH OTHER?

THEY BOTH HATE AMERICA.

THEY ARE BOTH JIHADIST

ENTITIES, WHY ARE THEY

FIGHTING EACH OTHER?

THE SIMPLE ANSWER IS

POWER.

Erick: HE TOLD CBN

NEWS THAT IRAN AND ISIS

BOTH WANT TO DOMINATE THE

REGION.

IN MANY WAYS IT IS

CLASSICAL FASCISM.

Erick: AN INTERESTING

BY-PRODUCT OF ISIS'S RISE

AND IRAN'S MARCH TO

NUCLEAR WEAPONS IS THE

GROWING RELATIONSHIP

BETWEEN ISRAEL AND ITS

ARAB NEIGHBORS, EGYPT AND

SAUDI ARABIA.

THEY'RE WORKING VERY,

VERY CLOSELY WITH THE

ISRAELIS BECAUSE THEY HAVE

SHARED INTERESTS AND

CONCERNS ABOUT THE

JIHADISTS ON BOTH SIGHTS SIDES OF

THIS CONFLICT.

Reporter: IT IS A

CONCERN SHARED BY THE

UNITED STATES, WHICH

CONTINUES TO BE THE MAIN

TARGET FOR JIHADISTS OF

ALL SIDES.

Erick: COMING UP,

SOME FINAL THOUGHTS.

STICK AROUND.

Erick: AND WELCOME

BACK.

YOU KNOW, FOLKS, TRAVEL

CAN BE A BEAR.

I FIND THAT IT USUALLY

COMES IN CLUSTERS.

THE FALL IS ALWAYS A VERY

BUSY PERIOD FOR SPEAKING

ENGAGEMENTS FOR WHATEVER

REASON.

AROUND THE HOLIDAYS IS

KIND OF DEAD, AND THE

SUMMER CAN BE KIND OF

DEAD, BUT FALL AND SPRING

IS A VERY BUSY PERIOD.

IT COMES IN CLUSTERS.

THANKFULLY I HAVE A GREAT

WIFE WHO STANDS BY ME.

AND I TRY TO KEEP THESE

TRIPS AS SHORT AS I CAN.

AND BY THE GRACE OF GOD, I

USUALLY DO.

I'M NOT MISSING MY KIDS'

SOCCER GAMES, ANY OF THE

IMPORTANT EVENTS.

I ATTRIBUTE THAT TO GOD

ALMIGHTY.

HE KNOWS HOW IMPORTANT

FAMILY IS TO ME, AND WE

KNOW HOW IMPORTANT FAMILY

IS TO HIM.

AND MY TRAVELS HAVE BEEN

KIND OF COOL.

I GOT A CHANCE TO SPEND

TIME AT MT. RUSHMORE.

KIND OF INTERESTING FOR A

GUY FROM A WORKING CLASS

NEIGHBORHOOD IN

PHILADELPHIA, TO END UP AT

MT. RUSHMORE, BUT IT WAS

AMAZING AND INSPIRING TO

BE THERE.

LOOK AT THE GREAT MEN

THERE WHO HELPED BUILD

THIS COUNTRY AND MAKE IT

WHAT IT IS.

WOW, DO WE NEED MEN LIKE

THAT TODAY FOLKS, HERE IN

THE UNITED STATES AND

THROUGHOUT THE WEST.

I THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH

US HERE ON "THE WATCHMAN."

MORE GREAT THINGS TO COME

IN THE DAYS AHEAD.

UNTIL THEN, TAKE CARE, GOD

BLESS YOU, AND REMEMBER,

NEVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.

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