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CBN NewsWatch: June 13, 2016

On CBN Newswatch, June 13: ISIS praises Orlando shooter as 'soldier of caliphate in America'; Critics to the White House: Call Orlando what it is, and more. Read Transcript


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I AM KATELYN BURKE.

THE ISLAMIC STATE IS PRAISING

THE MAN THAT CARRIED OUT THE

DEADLIEST -- ONE OF THE SOLDIERS

OF THE CALIPHATE.

MATEEN SHOT AND KILLED 50 THIS

WEEKEND AT A GAY NIGHTCLUB

CLAIMING HE DID IT FOR ISIS.

ABIGAIL ROBERTS HAS MORE ON THE

ATTACK.

REPORTER: STARTLING DETAILS

CONTINUE TO EMERGE AS

AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE WHAT

MOTIVATED 29-YEAR-OLD OMAR

MATEEN TO COMMIT THE DEADLIEST

ACT ON U.S. HISTORY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: THE FBI IS

APPROPRIATELY INVESTIGATING THIS

AS AN ACT OF TERRORISM.

REPORTER: MATEEN'S EX-WIFE

DESCRIBED HIM AS ABUSIVE AND

BIPOLAR AND HASN'T HAD CONTACT

IN SEVEN YEARS.

IN THE BEGINNING CARED ABOUT

FAMILY AND A FEW MONTHS AFTER WE

WERE MARRIED I SAW HIS

INSTABILITY AND SAW HE WAS

BIPOLAR AND MAD OUT OF

NOWHERE

REPORTER: MATEEN WORKED AS A

SECURITY GUARD.

HE LEGALLY PURCHASED TWO

FIREARMS WITHIN THE LAST WEEK OR

SO.

YOU COULD SEE HIS EMOTIONAL

INABILITY STABILITY.

REPORTER: THEY SAID HE DOES

NOT REPRESENT THE MUSLIM

COMMUNITY.

THIS IS A HATE CRIME PLAIN

AND SIMPLE.

WE CONDEMN IT.

IT VIOLATES OUR PRINCIPLES AS

AMERICANS AND MUSLIMS.

LET ME BE CLEAR.

WE HAVE NO TOLERANCE FOR

EXTREMISM OF ANY KIND.

REPORTER: FBI INTERVIEWED

MATEEN TWICE BECAUSE OF HIS TIES

WITH KNOWN TERRORIST.

THIS AMERICAN CITIZEN HELD CLUB

GOERS HOSTAGE FOR THREE HOURS

UNTIL SWAT TEAMS STORMED THE

ESTABLISHMENT.

UP TO 150,000 MEMBERS OF THE

LGBT COMMUNITY SAID TO BE IN

ORLANDO IN JUNE FOR GAY PRIDE

MONTH.

THE CITY WRAPPED UP CELEBRATION

WHEN TERROR STRUCK THE COMMUNITY

HERE AT PULSE NIGHTCLUB.

AROUND 300 PATRONS PACKED THE

CLUB, ALMOST ONE-THIRD FALLING

TO

THE BULLETS.

EYEWITNESSES ACCOUNT THE

TERRIFYING SCENE.

WE THOUGHT IT WAS THE STEREO.

SOMETHING WENT ON WITH THE

MUSIC.

AFTER THE SECOND SHOT IT WAS A

PAUSE AND STARTED SHOOTING.

WE KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

EVERYBODY DROPPED TO THE GROUND.

REPORTER: CHURCHES AROUND

ORLANDO ARE OPENING THEIR DOORS

FOR SPECIAL SERVICES AND VIGILS

AROUND THE WEEK AND WORSHIP

BANDS LIKE THIS ONE HEADING TO

THE SCENE TO COMFORT AND SUPPORT

THE GATHERING MEMORIALS.

REPORTING FROM ORLANDO, ABIGAIL,

CBN NEWS.

THE SHOOTER DID NOT JUST LINK

HIS ATTACK TO ISIS, HE WANTED TO

EARN PRAISE FROM THE BROADER

ISLAMIC WORLD.

UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS A LOT

OF GLORY WHEN IT COMES TO

ATTACKING GAY PEOPLE BEYOND ISIS

IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD.

IF YOU ARE A JIHADIST AND YOU

WANT TO DIE CARRYING OUT YOUR

ATTACKS AND WANT TO BRING AS

MUCH GLORY AS POSSIBLE.

IT IS ABOUT PICKING THE RIGHT

TARGET.

BY TARGETING THE GAY PEOPLE HE

HAS ISIS AND PEOPLE THAT DON'T

LIKE ISIS SUPPORTING HIM BECAUSE

OF WHO HE TARGETED.

SHOOTER'S FATHER SAID HIS SON

BECAME ANGRY WHEN HE SAW TWO GAY

MEN KISSING AND INCIDENT MAYBE

RELATED TO THE SHOOTING.

THE ATTACK IN ORLANDO SHOWS HOW

THE ISLAMIC STATE HAS BROUGHT

THE FIGHT TO THE U.S. HOMELAND.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

DALE: ORLANDO ATTACK SHOWED

AGAIN ISIS IS HERE IN AMERICA.

ALL THOUGH THE WAY PRESIDENT

OBAMA TALKED ABOUT, THE MESSAGE

MAY NOT HAVE REACHED THE OVAL

OFFICE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: WE HAVE

REACHED NO DEFINITIVE JUDGMENT

ON THE PRECISE MOTIVATIONS ON

THE KILLER.

FBI IS APPROPRIATELY

INVESTIGATING THIS AS AN ACT OF

TERRORISM?

DALE: PRESIDENT OBAMA DIDN'T

USE THE WORDS ISLAMIC TERRORISM

EVEN THOUGH THE KILLER CALLED

911 TO SAY HE WAS WITH THE

ISLAMIC STATE.

ISLAMIC STATE RADIO CALLED OMAR

MATEEN ONE OF THE SOLDIERS OF

THE CALIPHATE OF AMERICA.

THERE WILL BE MORE ATTACKS IN

PART BECAUSE OF THE PRESIDENT'S

RELUCTANCE TO CALL ORLANDO WHAT

IT IS.

IT IS NOT STOPPING.

MORE OF THE ATTACKS ARE COMING.

A REAL PART OF THE THREAT WE

FACE.

IF WE CAN'T ADDRESS IT OPENLY

AND DIRECTLY AND SAY THERE IS AN

EXTREMIST ELEMENT WITHIN ISLAM

DANGEROUS TO THE WORLD AND HAS

TO BE COMFORTED, WE NEED TO SLOW

DOWN AND BE CAREFUL ABOUT THOSE

WE ADMIT INTO THE COUNTRY.

DALE: ISIS FLOWS OUT OF SYRIA

AND IRAQ TO THE WEST HARDENED

FIGHTERS LOOKING TO KILL PEOPLE.

WALL STREET JOURNAL, CAN WE

FINAL DROP THE ILLUSION THE

JIHADIST FIRES DON'T POSE A

THREAT TO THE HOMELAND.

NATIONAL REVIEW SAID ISLAMIC WAR

ON US HAS RETURNED TO AMERICAN

SHORES AND CONTINUE HERE AS LONG

AS WE REFUSE TO EXERCISE THE

TACTICS NECESSARY TO STAMP IT

OUT.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

DONALD TRUMP TWEETED HE HAS

BEEN RIGHT AT ISLAMIC TERRORISM

AND CAN'T AFFORD TO BE

POLITICALLY CORRECT ANYMORE.

BEFORE THE ATTACK, TRUMP TOLD

CBN'S DAVID BRODY TONING DOWN

HIS STYLE AND RHETORIC WOULDN'T

MAKE HIM THE AUTHENTIC CANDIDATE

HE IS.

BACKSTAGE BRODY ASKED HIM ABOUT

ANOTHER ISSUE THAT HAS BEEN

TOUGH.

DAVID: WORD ON THE STREET,

THEY WANT YOU TO TONE DOWN THE

RHETORIC.

THEY WANT YOU FROM THAT MORAL

PERSPECTIVE TO TONE IT DOWN, HOW

DO YOU FEEL?

DONALD TRUMP: YOU HAVE TO BE

WHO YOU ARE, I HAVE THE LARGEST

NUMBER OF VOTES IN THE HISTORY

BY FAR.

I WANT TO KEEP DOING WHAT WE ARE

DOING.

IF YOU ASK ME TO TONE IT DOWN,

I'LL TONE IT.

TRUMP WAS ASKED IF HE

BELIEVES AMERICA IS A JUDEO

CHRISTIAN NATION.

HE RESPONDED THAT IS THE WAY IT

IS.

YOU CAN WATCH THE INTERVIEW BY

GOING TO CBNNEWS.COM AND

CLICKING ON THE THE BRODY FILE.

> GOVERNMENT FORCES RETOOK A

KEY STATE OVER THE WEEKEND.

THE NORWEGIAN COUNCIL SAID

27,000 PEOPLE HAVE FLED FALLUJAH

AND 57,000 REMAIN TRAPPED IN THE

CITY AND HAS BEEN UNDER CONTROL

BY ISIS FOR TWO YEARS.

SOME REFUGEES REPORT ISIS

MILITANTS DEMANDING PAYMENTS

$130 U.S. PER PERSON FOR THEM TO

LEAVE.

> CHRISTINA GRIMMIE SHOT AND

KILLED IN A SEPARATE INCIDENT IN

ORLANDO.

SHE WAS SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS WHEN

A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE.

IMMEDIATELY HER BROTHER

TACKLED THE SUSPECT TO THE

GROUND.

SHORTLY AFTER THAT THE SUSPECT

KILLED HIMSELF.

GRIMMIE'S PUBLICIST SAID

CHRISTINA HAS PASSED AWAY AND

GONE TO BE WITH THE LORD.

COMING UP, HEAR WHY SO MANY

ARE COMING TO FAITH IN CHRIST.

MUSLIMS AROUND THE WORLD

BEGIN THEIR HOLY MONTH OF

RAMADAN LAST WEEK.

INTENSE TIME OF PRAYER AND

FASTING LASTING 30 DAYS.

RAMADAN IS ONE OF THE FIVE

PILLARS ALL MUSLIMS ARE EXPECTED

TO FULFILL.

CHRISTIANS CAN ASK GOD TO REVEAL

THE LOVE OF GOD.

THIS IS THE MOMENT AS THEY

ARE PRAYING FOR FAVOR, GOD, GOD

OF THE BIBLE WOULD GIVE IT BUT

REVEALING TO MUSLIMS THE GOSPEL

OF JESUS CHRIST.

I THINK IN MANY WAY IT IS

VIOLENCE ON THE GROUND IN THE

MIDDLE EAST IS THE PHYSICAL

MANIFESTATION OF THE SPIRITUAL

BATTLE FOR SOULS IN THE MUSLIM

WORLD.

THIS IS TREMENDOUSLY IMPORTANT

MONTH TO PRAY FOR AND ENGAGED IN

MINISTRY TO THE MUSLIM WORLD.

THE 30 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR THE

MUSLIM WORLD LISTS RESOURCES ON

ISLAM AND HOW TO PRAY FOR

MUSLIMS AS WELL AS TESTIMONIES

ABOUT THE POWER OF PRAYER TO

CHANGE LIVES IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

CBN'S GEORGE THOMAS SPOKE WITH

JOEL ROSENBURG ABOUT AN

UNPRECEDENTED MOVE OF GOD IN THE

MUSLIM WORLD AND WHY IT IS

HAPPENING.

GREAT TO HAVE YOU, MORE

MUSLIMS CAME TO CHRIST MORE THAN

ANY TIME IN HISTORY, TELL US

WHY?

J IT IS FASCINATING, FEWER THAN

200,000 MUSLIM CONVERTS TO

CHRISTIANITY 1960 TO BETTER THAN

10 MILLION BY 2010.

OF COURSE THAT WAS SIX YEARS

AGO, WE BELIEVE THE TREND LINES

ARE CONTINUING.

LOOK, A LOT HAS HAPPENED IN THE

LAST 50 YEARS IN THE MIDEAST,

REVOLUTIONS, WARS, TURMOIL,

POVERTY.

WHAT IS HAPPENING LAST 10-15

YEARS, MANY MUSLIMS ARE GETTING

DEEPLY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE

IDEA ISIS OR IRAN'S LEADERSHIP

OR ASSAD ARE THE TYPE OF PEOPLE

THAT REPRESENT ISLAM.

IF THAT IS REAL ISLAM, I AM OUT.

I AM NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THAT.

THEY ARE BEGINNING TO SEARCH.

SO MUCH PAIN AND SADNESS AND

HARDSHIP, THEY ARE QUESTIONING

THE SYSTEM THEY ALWAYS KNOWN AND

BELIEVED TO BE TRUE REALLY IS.

IS THERE A SENSE OF

DISILLUSIONMENT IN MUSLIM?

THERE IS.

MUSLIM SCHOLARS, THEY ARE ASKING

WHAT WENT WRONG?

ISLAMIC WORLD ONCE THE PINNACLE

OF MILITARY MIGHT, SCIENCE AND

TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE AND ART

AND ARCHITECTURE, NOW YOU DON'T

SEE NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS.

YOU HAVE OIL AND WAR.

YOU HAVE POVERTY AND ILLITERACY.

MUSLIMS ARE ASKING, WHAT

HAPPENED TO US?

IF GOD IS WITH US, WHY ARE WE

STRUGGLING?

THERE ARE DIFFERENT REACTIONS.

SOME MUSLIMS SAYING GOD IS NOT

WITH US AND WE NEED TO BECOME

MORE RADICALIZED AND COMMIT

JIHAD, HOLY WAR.

OTHERS ARE SAYING MAYBE WE ARE

WRONG.

THEY ARE BEGINNING TO SEARCH,

SATELLITE, RADIO, TELEVISION,

INTERNET AS WELL AS DREAMS AND

VISIONS OF CHRIST.

GOD IS USING MANY WAYS TO GET TO

GOSPEL MESSAGE OVER THE HEADS OF

CLERICS AND GOVERNMENTS AT A

MOMENT WHEN MUSLIMS ARE GOING

THROUGH THIS TREMENDOUS UPHEAVAL

AND SOUL SEARCHING.

IS THERE ALSO MORE MINISTRY

TO THE MUSLIM WORLD THAN EVER

BEFORE?

I BELIEVE SO.

I BELIEVE A LOT HAS ACCELERATED

POST 9/11.

WHEN RADICAL ISLAM HIT THE

UNITED STATES, OBVIOUSLY, WE

WENT TO WAR, MANY AMERICANS AND

CHRISTIANS WERE ANGRY AT ISLAM.

WHAT IS MOTIVATING THEM TO HATE

US SO MUCH?

MAYBE WE NEGLECTED BRINGING THEM

THE GOOD NEWS THERE IS HOPE.

THERE IS SALVATION.

ONE DOESN'T HAD TO KILL ONE'S

SELF.

THERE IS SOMEBODY THAT ALREADY

DIED FOR US TO FORGIVE US.

I THINK THERE HAS BEEN AN

ACCELERATION COMBINED WITH

TECHNOLOGY, ALLOWED FEWER TO

REACH MORE PEOPLE WITH THE

GOSPEL.

I DON'T THINK ENOUGH ARE ENGAGED

IN MUSLIM EVANGELISM.

I THINK IT IS A WEAKNESS.

I BELIEVE GOD IS MOVING

POWERFULLY USING DREAMS AND

VISIONS MUSLIMS ARE HAVING OF

THE MEN IN WHITE, OF JESUS

CHRIST HIMSELF.

THEY ARE BEGINNING TO SEEK WHEN

THE CHURCH IS NOT WILLING TO

PREACH.

ALL THESE THINGS ARE CON

GENTLEMEN OF THE JURY

CONVERGING SHOWING WHAT WE ALL

SENSE TO BE -- 10 MILLION

CONVERTS, IN WORLD'S 1.6 BILLION

MUSLIMS, WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO

GO.

IF WE ARE GOING TO FULFILL THE

GREAT COMMISSION, WE ARE GOING

TO HAVE TO PICK UP OUR GAME AND

MANY MUCH MORE FAITHFUL SO THEY

CAN REACH THEIR PEOPLE WITH THE

GOSPEL.

JOEL SPOKE ABOUT THE INTENSE

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS AND IT

IS STRENGTHENING THE CHURJ

CHURCH.

> UP NEXT, FORMER ROCK STAR

ORGANIZING MASSIVE CHRISTIAN

CONCERTS IN COMMUNIST CHINA AND

HOW A NEW WAVE OF MUSIC IS

SWEEPING THIS ATHEIST NATION

NEXT.

A GROWING NUMBER OF CHINESE

CHRISTIANS USING MUSIC.

STAGGERING 977 MILLION CHINESE

ENJOY MUSIC ON A REGULAR BASIS.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE STORY FROM

BEIJING.

*

GEORGE: HE WAS A ROCK SINGER

20 YEARS, PERFORMED IN

NIGHTCLUBS AND OTHER VENUES

AROUND CHINA.

FAME AND WEALTH DID NOTHING TO

QUENCH THE EMPTINESS HE FELT

INSIDE.

THE PLEASURE WAS TEMPORARY.

IT DIDN'T REACH DOWN INTO MY

SOUL.

GEORGE: HE TOLD US HOW IT ALL

CHANGED IN A SINGLE MOMENT.

IT TRANSFORMED HIS SINGING

CAREER.

I WAS READING THE BIBLE.

GOD SPOKE TO ME IN JEREMIAH

1:7-8 DO NOT SAY I AM TOO YOUNG,

WHATEVER I COMMEND YOU, DO NOT

BE AFRAID, I AM WITH YOU TO

DELIVER YOU.

THAT SCRIPTURE LIKE A

REVELATION.

HE KNEW THEN THAT THE LORD WAS

CALLING HIM TO DO SOMETHING NEW

WITH HIS VOICE.

PAST 20 YEARS AS A ROCK

SINGER WASN'T A WASTE AND THAT

GOD WAS PREPARING ME TO USE

MUSIC TO SHARE HIS LOVE.

*

GEORGE: INSTEAD OF PLAYING IN

NIGHTCLUBS, HE STARTED

ORGANIZING CHRISTIAN CONCERTS

AROUND THE COUNTRY.

SOMETHING THAT HADN'T BEEN DONE

PUBLICALLY AND ON SUCH A LARGE

SCALE.

WHEN I STEPPED OUT OF THE

ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS AND

COMMITTED MYSELF TO THE CHURCH,

MY LIFE STATUS CHANGED

COMPLETELY.

REPORTER: AND THE LORD

REWARDED HIS OBEDIENCE.

I HAVE BEEN IN FULL TIME

MINISTRY THREE YEARS NOW AROUND

TWO MILLION HAVE COME FORWARD TO

ACCEPT CHRIST, YES, TWO MILLION

PEOPLE.

GEORGE: CHINA LOVES MUSIC,

FIRST OF ITS KIND SURVEY

RELEASED, STAGGERING, 977

MILLION PEOPLE LISTEN TO MUSIC

REGULARLY.

*

HE ADMITS WHAT HE AND OTHER

CHRISTIAN MUSICIANS ARE DOING TO

SPREAD THE LOVE IS HUGE.

THIS IS AN ATHEIST COUNTRY,

GOVERNMENT OFTEN FROWNS ON

CHRISTIANITY.

CHRISTIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY PALES

IN COMPARISON TO THE U.S., HE

BELIEVES THEY ARE MAKING INRODS.

SINGING COMPETITIONS IN RECENT

YEARS, CHRISTIANS HAVE PLAYED A

PROMINENT ROLE IN SEVERAL

COMPETITIONS.

*

AMONG THEM, LEE WIN CHI.

AS AN 18 YEAR OLD, SHE

UNDERSTANDS THE PRESSURE MANY OF

HER PEERS FACE IN THE FRANTIC

CHASE FOR WEALTH.

MANY BELIEVE IN CHINA MAKING

MONEY SHOULD BE THEIR LIFE LONG

GOAL.

THAT IS FRUITLESS.

I TRY TO USE MY MUSIC TO

ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO CHASE AFTER

GOD IN STEAD.

GEORGE: LEE'S FATHER IS ALSO

HER BUSINESS MANAGER.

*

HE SAYS IT IS TRULY REMARKABLE

IN CHINA TODAY, HIS DAUGHTER CAN

GO ON NATIONAL TELEVISION AND

OPENLY SING ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.

THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN UNHEARD

OF 30 YEARS AGO.

NOW WE CAN SING WORSHIP SONGS

FREELY.

I KNOW GOD WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE

HIS VOICE HEARD AROUND THE

NATION.

GEORGE: JOSEPH CHOI PASTORS A

LOCAL CHURCH IN BEIJING.

THEY ARE INTRODUCING A GENERA OF

MUSIC THAT IS GETTING PEOPLE'S

ATTENTION.

IF YOU PAY ATTENTION TO

BUDDHIST MUSIC, IT IS DULL AND

BORING.

NOWADAYS, SONGS BECOME QUITE

CHEERFUL.

THEY ADOPTED A POWER OF

CHRISTIAN MUSIC TO COMPOSE NEW

BUDDHIST SONGS.

CHRISTIAN MUSIC HAS A WIDE

IMPACT.

GEORGE: IN BETWEEN WRITING

NEW SONGS AND HOLDING CHRISTIAN

CONCERTS, HE SPENDS HIS TIME TO

TRY TO GET OTHER ARTISTS TO STEP

OUT AND SHARE THE LOVE OF

CHRIST.

I BELIEVE THERE ARE A LARGE

NUMBER OF MUSICIANS AFRAID TO

OPENLY SING ABOUT CHRIST.

I AM PRAYING MORE PEOPLE WILL

BE BOLD SO MORE PEOPLE CAN HEAR

ABOUT ISLAM.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

BEIJING, CHINA.

AMAZING WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN

PEOPLE ANSWER THE CALL OF GOD IN

THEIR LIFE.

STAY WITH US, WE'LL BE RIGHT

BACK.

MEL GIBSON IS WORKING ON A

FOLLOW UP TO THE PASSION OF THE

CHRIST THE INTERNATIONAL BOX

SUCCESS THAT GAVE MILLIONS A

GLIMPSE INTO JESUS' DEATH AND

BURIAL.

HE IS TEAMING UP WITH WRITER

RANDALL WALL LIS WHO CO-WROTE

"HEAVEN IS FOR REAL."

DEMAND AMONG EVANGELICALS WANTED

A SEQUEL.

THERE IS NO WORD ON WHICH STUDIO

WILL RELEASE THE FILM.

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