The Christian Broadcasting Network

Browse Videos

Share Email

News on The 700 Club: June 6, 2017

As seen on "The 700 Club," June 6: Are we next? Why the UK is a terror magnet and how the U.S. can avoid the same fate; Who were the London terrorists? One was on TV waving an ISIS flag!, and more. Read Transcript


Welcome, folks, to this edition of the "700 Club."

The United Kingdom has been hit with three terrorist strikes

in less than three months.

Could the same types of deadly attacks

happen here in America to you or to your family?

CBN's national security correspondent, Eric Rosales,

looks at why Europe has suffered from so

many of these brutal attacks in recent years,

and why we also have to be careful here

in the United States.

While the investigation continues into the UK terror

attacks, the United States Department of Homeland Security

says it has no evidence of a specific credible terror

threat in the United States, but is advising Americans

to maintain security awareness.

But is maintaining security awareness enough?

Just weeks ago, Department of Homeland Security Secretary,

John Kelly, told a media outlet that the American public

would never leave their home if they knew what he

knew about terrorist threats.

So has the US just been lucky?

If we don't stop the jihadists,

what we see in Europe today will happen in America, as well.

Former foreign policy adviser to President Trump Dr. Wally

Faris says the reasons for more attacks in Europe

than the US is partly due to geography.

Not only is Europe closer to the Middle East,

but jihadis have been migrating there since the 1950s and 60s.

Faris says failures by British intelligence

have also allowed radical Muslims to organize.

London is being too politically correct

because its establishment did not

tolerate any criticism of jihadism,

and therefore if you don't stop the jihadists,

they're going to grow.

And if you don't stop them really, they're going to attack

and that's what they did.

The odds in many cases, British law enforcement

has their hands tied because certain actions

against specific religious groups

might cause political backlash and even scandal.

If there is a large Muslim population,

if I can get those people off the fence,

if I can inspire them to do something,

I don't need to go myself.

Commander William Marks is with the Defense Intelligence

Agency.

He says radical Muslims are leaving Europe for training

in the Middle East.

There they get training in both fighting

and communication.

Then from there, sometimes they either return back

to their country of origin, or they

communicate back to those countries

to try to incite terror.

Experts say because the United States has been at war with

ISIS and Al-Qaeda for years, we've developed tools to detect

and vet radicals.

But they add, Americans must remain on guard and report

anything suspicious.

Eric Rosales, CBN News.

Well, one of the men involved with the London attack

Saturday had been known to British authorities.

They should have done something about it, but they didn't.

John Jessup has that.

That's right, Pat.

British law enforcement didn't consider that man

to be dangerous before he was involved in Saturday night's

deadly attack in London.

Mark Martain has more.

Investigators had known for years that one of the suspected

attackers, 27-year-old Khuram Butt,

wanted strict Islamic Sharia law to be upheld in the UK.

A British TV documentary even featured Butt.

It was called "The Jihadis Next Door".

And he'd been seen on TV unfurling an ISIS flag.

A neighbor even called an anti-terror hotline

to give a tip about his threats.

This man's wife had previously reported

Butt to police because he had tried

to radicalize her children.

I don't know what kind of madness

took him to do such a madness thing and leave a beautiful--

two beautiful kids.

I don't know.

I don't know.

Experts say these incidents lead

officials to ask if they could have stopped the attack.

We always ask ourselves, well, should we have known?

Could this have been prevented?

The Saturday night attacks with a van and knife

in central London left nearly 60 wounded and seven people dead,

including Canadian Chrissy Archibald and James

Macmullan of London.

While our pain will never diminish,

it is important for us to all carry

on with our lives in direct opposition

to those who would try to destroy us.

In addition to Khuram Butt, a British citizen born

in Pakistan, authorities have identified 30-year-old Rachid

Redouane as a suspected terrorist in the attack.

Both men lived in the same East London neighborhood.

Redouane is from Libya or Morocco.

Police fatally shot them, along with the third identified

suspect, 22-year-old Youssef Zaghbe.

He is believed to be an Italian national of Moroccan descent.

London's mayor, who is Muslim, spoke directly to terrorists.

As a proud and patriotic British Muslim, I say this.

You do not commit these disgusting acts in my name.

Khan and President Donald Trump got into a minor feud

after the attack, with Khan saying

the British government should cancel an upcoming state

visit by the president after Trump criticized Khan

on Twitter for some of his remarks after the attacks.

But British Prime Minister, Theresa May,

stood by the London mayor without commenting

on the president's statements.

After the deadly tragedy in London

coming on the heels of other recent terrorist attacks

in the UK, the top British counterterrorism official

says authorities plan to dramatically change

their strategy.

Mark Martin, CBN News.

Thanks, Mark.

Pat, back to you.

Well, as I've said on this program before

and I say it again, ISIS is a cancer

that needs to be removed.

You know, if you have cancer in your body,

you either treat with chemo or you do surgery,

but you get rid of it.

And that thing in Raqqa is a cancer.

Noq, I understand that we have got forces

moving in against Raqqa, but we need to destroy ISIS.

Literally destroy it.

It is not a question of bringing them to justice,

it is a question of just eliminating them.

They are brutal, and they need to be dealt with was brutality.

We need to get rid of them.

And that means the center of a poison

has got to be eliminated.

And then we need the root of all their branches

around the world.

And they have spread and metastasized

in an incredible fashion, from just a few people

to tens of thousands of them, and more and more and more.

As long as it looks like they're winning, then

people want to get on board.

It's got to be shown to the world that they're not a winner

and what the president said was exactly right,

they're a bunch of losers.

We need to show them as losers.

John.

Pat, back here at home, a 25-year-old woman has been

charged with leaking a classified report with top

secret information into the investigation on Russian

interference in last year's election.

Reality Winner was a contractor for the National Security

Agency.

She is the first person charged in a case involving leaks

under President Trump's administration,

showing that the government will be going after those who leak.

The website, The Intercept reported Monday

that it had obtained an NSA document saying Russian hackers

attacked at least one US voting software supplier just days

before the election.

The story also said the NSA report did not

indicate that the voting machines

or votes had been compromised.

Well, the US Supreme Court did not review an appeal

from a Christian Marine who was punished for posting a Bible

verse in her office.

Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling was court marshaled and given

a bad conduct discharge after refusing to remove the verse.

Monday's decision upholds lower court rulings,

stating that her superiors did not

place a quote, substantial burden on her first amendment

right to religious expression.

Sterling's legal team disagrees with the court's decision,

saying they will work even harder

to ensure religious freedom for US service members.

Well, kids across America are enslaved

in a life of prostitution through human trafficking.

But many are working to set them free.

Paul Strand brings us the story of one group whose unique

approach includes a simple household item.

This room, filled with the bustle of volunteers stuffing

bags prominently labeled soap.

It's to fight sex trafficking, the second leading

crime in America.

There is a group trying to do something

about sex trafficking called SOAP.

Save our adolescents from prostitution--

SOAP.

They've actually found a way to use soap.

The bags are filled with bars of soap

that have the phone number for the national human trafficking

hotline on the wrapper.

The volunteers carry them to hotels and motels

all around the Washington DC area.

SOAP founder, Teresa Flores, got a text

from someone who told her the soap

wrapper had been a success.

And it said, you are the reason I'm free.

I found a bar of soap in Chicago,

and it gave me a reason to get out.

The volunteers gave out folders containing warning

signs for desk clerks to watch out

for, and also photos of missing girls who

might be among the potentially thousands of sex trafficking

victims in the US right now.

Flores was around when a photo of a missing girl

work recently.

And the clerk said, she just checked in 20 minutes ago

with an older man, and she's 15, right?

And so we were able to call the authorities

and go get her immediately.

Barbara Amaya was sex trafficked

from the age of 12 to 22.

She says children are a favorite among those who pay for sex.

And I was trafficked in the streets of New York

from the age of 12 to 21 or 22.

Not once did any one-- not once did any one of those men

ever say, wait a minute.

Hold on, you're just too young, Flores was sex trafficked too

and says the damage never really goes away.

It's lifelong.

When you are trafficked-- if it's for a weekend,

if it's for two years, or five years, it doesn't matter.

You are really broken forever.

And it takes a lot to heal.

You may think you don't have any tools to fight

sex trafficking, but it could be as simple as a piece of paper

or a bar of soap.

Paul Strand, CBN News, reporting from Arlington, Virginia.

Thanks, Paul.

Lawmakers in the Senate are urging President Trump

to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The Senate voted 90 to nothing Monday night

on a resolution honoring the 50th anniversary

of the reunification of Jerusalem

during the Six Day War in 1967.

The resolution also calls on the president and all US officials

to abide by a 1995 law that urged then President Bill

Clinton to move the embassy.

White House officials say it's only a matter of when, not if,

the president follows through on his campaign promise

to move the embassy to Jerusalem.

Pat, back to you.

Well, I think armed with that kind of bipartisan vote

in the Senate, the president can just very easily say, look,

the United States Congress has spoken,

the United States of America stands by our friends

in Israel, and we acknowledge that Jerusalem

as their capital.

And I think it would be a nonevent.

There's nobody going to demonstrate

on the count of that.

It's not going to destroy our relationship with the Arabs.

I mean, let's face it.

That's where the capital of Israel is--

it's Jerusalem.

The government offices of the nation of Israel

are located in Jerusalem.

And for us to go through this fiction of saying,

well it's really in Tel Aviv is just nonsense.

So the State Department has been so afraid those

of the Arab backlash, but there's not

going to be any backlash.

What are they going to do?

The Russians have already done it so we've got cover now.

The United States Senate and the Russians.

So, it doesn't take a lot of bravery to move the embassy

and do what we should have done a long time ago.

Terry, it's a good day.

It is a good day.

It's a great day, actually.

And here's one of the reasons why, speaking of Israel.

We have had an overwhelming response at the box office

and sold out theaters across the nation for CBN's docu drama

on the Six Day War.

So Fathom events is extending the film, "In Our Hands--

The Battle for Jerusalem" for one final night,

and that night is tonight--

June the 6th-- in select theaters.

This is your last chance to see CBN's docudrama on the Six Day

War on the big screen.

So if you'd like to get tickets, just go to inourhands1967.com.

Well worth your time.

You'll appreciate it.

Before you go to the next thing,

I want to point out to people who live, I believe,

in New Jersey and Virginia.

We've got a couple of primaries coming up

that may have considerable significance in selecting

future leaders, and I would urge people

to make their plans to vote.

It's the 13th of June, coming up.

So just a week.

So some significant positions being filled.

Really.

I mean, governors.

I mean the governor of Virginia, the governor of New Jersey.

And these are for the particular Republican

or independent or Democrat.

But nevertheless their party positions,

but these will go into the general election

as the candidates.

So, it's very important.

And so this hadn't been a lot of publicity about it,

but I think if you live in those two states,

you aught to make your plan to vote.

EMBED THIS VIDEO

Related Podcasts


CBN.com | Do You Know Jesus? | Privacy Notice | Prayer Requests | Support CBN | Contact Us | Feedback
© 2012 Christian Broadcasting Network