>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm richelle carey. here are the top stories - fury in britain, the beheading of an aid worker by the islamic state group. kurdish forces head to mosul with the idea of liberating that city. important cook-outs, and the is she, isn't she candidate hillary clinton. and for the first time in
u.s. history, white pupils at school will be in the minority. british prime minister dom ran says the country will hunt down the islamic state group after claiming responsibility for beheading british state worker david hayne. he is prepared to take action to counter the threat of i.s. >> david has been murdered in the most callous and brutal way imaginable by an organization which is the embody. of evil. we'll hount down those -- hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice no matter how long it takes, they are not muslims, they are monsters. emma haywood has more. >> reporter: david hayne, a father of two was a humanitarian
worker carrying out work around the world. last year he went to syria, and was kidnapped. the family reached out to those holding him. the group responded by releasing a video of its murder saying it was in response to britain's support for kurdish forces in the north. >> condemnation came quickly, from the u.k. and the u.s. >> britain's prime minister convened an emergency meeting. he reaffirmed brit australian's commitment to fighting the u.s. group. >> the murder of david haines will not leave britain to shirk our responsibilities with our allies to deal with this threat that i.s.i.s. poses.
>> reporter: there was no shift in strategy. david cameron was clear, britain will do what it takes to defeat i.s.i.s. at the moment it comes in the form of logistical support, and hoping to repel forces. there is deep con certain for the fate of a -- concern for the fate of a second british hostage heldly i.s. david haines beheading coming after the murder of two british journalist, muslim groups condemn the violence. >> i'm opposed as anyone by this act of criminology, and particularly appalled that this is done in the name of my faith. we should recognise that i.s. is not islamic. there's nothing islamic about it. >> the u.n. says the i.s. group is responsible for murder, torture and persecution.
thousands are forced to flee the areas that the group has taken over. david haines family says he was and is loved and missed. >> my first rehabilitation is one of hatred. my brother's life was not about hatred, it was love for all men. >> humanitarian aid group that david haines worked for voiced outrage at the barbaric crime. >> we are deeply appalled and horrified by the assassination of david haines. we condemn with the utmost force, the crime. >> australia is joining the fight against i.s. tony abbott says he received a formal request by the u.s. the move for troops has been discussed by the full cabinet. >> this is an international coalition, ot something that is
an american-australian operation. so far there are a number of countries, western and middle eastern, prepared to contribute to military operations in iraq. >> australia will send 600 personnel and hornets, but not combat troops. many believe i.s. fighters are expanding the operation and not just the middle east. muslim-dominated areas in asia are also vulnerable >> reporter: several armed groups from the philippines pledged allegiance to the yates. the commander is blamed for some of the deadliest attacks, vowed allegiance in a video clip. the movement also called for an alliance. vowing to continue a pursuit of
an islamic state. there are reports that groups have been recruited for training, something in the military has denied. the group has condemned fighters in syria and iraq, vowing to stop the threat of the islamic violence. the moro islamic front says the moderate ideology is vital to stop the advance of islamic state in the southern philippines. >> as an ideological standpoint we condemn barr baration. >> many believed that as long as there's no cross training between the united states and members of the group, not much is expected to change in terms of influence, and how they
operate in the region. >> if there are people that feel marginalised and that their grievances are not addressed in the normal politics in the normal way, they could be radicalized. that is why they said that the peaceful negotiation process is the best inoculation against the islamic state. >> reporter: they have been plagued by armed rebellion. filipino muslims have a history of taking part in conflict in the middle east. >> there's no known evidence of any direct interaction between the islamic state, and the armed groups. authorities admit that they need to be vigilant. one never nose what seeds will be planted, especially when grievances in the philippines are unaddressed. muslim leaders in britain are condemning the islamic state group and find the name
offensive to islam and wrote this to david cameron: president of the islamic society of britain is one person that signed the letter. >> a lot of people feel the organization hijacked the name of islam who are shocked by the murderous activities of thugs. for men or women to join a group like this from britain or anywhere else in the world is something we do not encourage in the slightest. >> more of that interview, with the president of the islamic society of britain at 6 o'clock.
>> president obama made it clear that u.s. troops will not be on the ground fighting the islamic state group in iraq and syria. the white house chief the staff said congress is expected to vote to authorise the training of rebels to fight the group. >> you can expect a strong international coalition to include our muslim friends from the region. we have an important vote in congress, on the title 10 programme allowing us to train and equip the syrian opposition on the ground today, fighting i.s.i.s. that is what we want to do, to put syrian boots on the ground to take the fight to i.s.i.l. the president made his decision on that. >> a strategic aim of the islamic state group is the capture of mosul city. kurdish forces are on the outskirts of mosul, making attempts to reclaim it.
we have this report. >> reporter: from a strategic mountain on villages once held by the islamic state group. kurdish peshmerga troops are poised for a push towards mosul. the islamic state group no longer fire back. movements are punished by the mortar tricks, like this one. in a 3-hour battle troops capture zer tech mountain and bombarded the villages below. left vacant by the christians and yazidi. >> translation: these are the villages, this is the i.s., armed i.s. outside the village. they bombarded here, and no longer have the capabilitiment peshmerga on the front line feel great. rncht a city of 2 million, mosul is the iraqi capital of the islamic state. as mosul goes, so goes the war
for rick. >> this is the -- iraq. >> reporter: this is the forward-most point for the peshmerga in iraq. in the nearby ground is bartela, a christian town held by the islamic state group, and behind it is mosul itself. >> commanders say they are waiting on an order to push towards the most fortified bastion in iraq. first, they want the backing of sunni and shia so far ass. they want air strikes and arms. >> we need weapons, we need support, outside help. we need every kind of help, because we are pure people. tell them. >> translation: the islamic state is a cancer. they'll take every country if you don't push them out. they'll take everything. it's better to destroy them. >> the peshmerga say they are nearly ready for what could be the decisive battle of the united states, or to use the
anabbing ron im, dash. >> it's a matter of time before we throw out dash out of iraq. >> with mosul nearly in their sites, islamic state fighters have few hours from a supply line in syria, time is a commodity in short supply. >> iraq's ministry of defense says it received russian i.s. attack helicopters to be used in the offensive against the islamic state group. the two countries announced a deal which saw russia supplying iraq with attack helicopters. they can carry out guided missile strikes. it's unclear how many craft can be delivered. 1 million iraq yois have been -- iraqis have been displaced and the country faces a serious
situation. >> the influx creates a crisis with half of the families sheltering in parks, sides of highways, unfinished buildings, religious buildings and schools. >> more than 650 schools in the north of iraq are sheltering families, causing thousands of children to fizz classes. breaking news from overseas. a boat with 180 people on board is said to be sinking somewhere in the middle of the mediterranean. the position is not known. it is in the waters between italy and libya. the captain of the boat told al jazeera his boat was damaged and going down, and was afraid everyone on board the boat would drama. it left gaza-libya last night. most of the passengers are palestinian or syria migrants, we'll follow that story for you. a u.s. citizen has been
sentenced to six years hard labour. matthew miller was charged with entering north korea illegally. he destroyed his tourist visa. the court denied him an appeal. >> the trial of another american is expected to bekin soon. he was arrested for leaving a bible in his hotel room. fighting between ukraine and pro-russian separatists continue, despite a ceasefire. several were injured after homes were damaged by selling. a ceasefire agreement is in its ninth day. as correspondent robert forestier-walk forestier-walker explains, artillery can be heard. >> this is the second day we hear fire landing within the vicinity of the donetsk airport. the ukrainians claimed that
armed forces holed up in the airport successfully repelled an attack on it by pro-russian rebels. so far this morning we were told that there has been one casualty as a result of exchanges of gunfire and artillery fire between the sites. we have not been able to confirm that. some of the shells landed in res den shall areas between the railway station and the airport behind me. >> six months after crimea annexed with russia, there was a vote today. campaign bias was campaigned by the ruling party yip, led by vladimir putin. some say they were forced to register with the united russia party before voting. several overseas and independent voting monitors say they were not allowed to enter polling takeses. despite the military tension,
some crimeans are spending the weekend pretending to fight world war ii. it depicts the russian army fighting to capture sevastopol in 1944. new death toll reports cause concerns that a mission may come too late - we have more. >> reporter: this is the abandoned base of the rebels who killed two of clarice's children. we met her in hospital in november, recovering from a bullet wound. her family was hiding in the hut when fighters from the armed group seleka opened fire, killing women and children. seleka withdrew from the town, leaving behind a town full of hate. >> translation: since i lost my
two children, i'm in mourning. i miss them so much. muslims killed my family, if i see a muslim, i feel like taking out revenge. >> when seleka fled, so did the mousse limbs. they target balaka. some came back. french soldiers patrolled the neighbourhood, wanting to show they are not taking sides. france doesn't want to stay in big numbers, saying its presence prevented a jenno side. now things are getting better. >> translation: i can understand that central africans are in a hurry. things got off to a good start. the ub is -- u.n. is here to build on that so we can find peace and normality again. >> reporter: in bangui, the united nations peacekeeping force of thousands is preparing
to head out to strategic locations across the country. it will have a strong mandate to protect civilians, and powers to arrest criminals. it will not be as mobile and well equipped as this french army. >> the soldiers have been working alongside peacekeepers, and start with drawing to remote areas, and back to banki, they -- bangui, they brought a sense of security, that many don't just want peace, they want justice. >> horrific crimes committed in the town have been repeated across the country. many are carrying deep psych logical wounds. for now, clarice is not interested in reconciliation. she wants revenge for the children she'll never hold again. in its weekly radio address, pope francis added a voice to its calls for an end to the
violence and central african republic. >> i grant the commitment and prayer of the catholic church, i encourage the effort of the international community in supporting central africans. may violence give way to dialogue as soon as possible. >> as part of the service, the pope married 20 coups at st. peters basilica. the mass letting allowing one of the couples to marry who had a child. several were living together before marriage. the pope stressed that couples were like many around the world, and the church should be forgiving. >> hillary clinton is in iowa, and since the defeat, she and bill clinton appeared at a fundraiser. libby casey is life in iowa.
hillary clinton is back after six years, give us perspective on this. >> this is a big event in iowa for democrats. tom had 37, the steak is grilled, not frid. this gather -- fried. this gathered thousands. the senator behind me is retiring. the big buzz is the fact that hillary clinton is here. she's not been in the state since 2008, when she came in third place in the iowa caucuses. something she called excruciating. she's here to celebrate tom hashingin and drum up support -- hashingin, and drum up support for candidates, a tight race. people are talking about the fact that she's even here. >> clearly this has to be something for this potential presidential riot, rite. >> right.
she has not said whether she is running for president and will not make that announcement until next year. when you talk to people here, thousands gathered and they say we thing she is running, there's a super pact formed called ready for hillary, mobilizing 2 million likes on facebook, raising 4 million. they have a bus touring the state that is here today and are saying "we have a good ground game here in place for when you decide to run", and are showing iowans that there'll be healthy and big support, so she can do better in iowa than last time. the clintons are about to speak. even though she'll focus on tom hashingin and other candidates, we don't expect her to announce anything big. teasing, but nothing big. it's a big deal that she's
talking to iowans, and that he's got back in the state. >> would you say the people you talked to is going to run. does that mean she's been pretty well received there? >> she really is. as we talked to folks, they have taken it as a given that she's running. they talked about her as a candidate. what they are doing. people are talking about volunteering time, about the fact that they are getting small dollar donations. young people are showing interest. there has been concern amongst hilary supporters back in washington d.c. what about young folks, it's a lot of young women want to see a woman in the white house. first, the idea of a female candidate. if you come to where democrats are gathered, there's a lot of buttons and stickers and sea of blue when you look around. >> and a lot of steak, too.
the jewish museum of belgium reopened its doors, less than four months after a gunman killed four people. the occasion was marked with a ceremony. a bronze plaque in memory of the shooting victims hangs on the wall. the suspected gunmen was captured in june. prosecutors say before the shooting, the shooter spent a year fighting with rebels in syria. in germany, the chancellor spoke at a rally. support for germany's jewish community was shown. >> reporter: a turn out in the low thousands, but the mood unified resolute and defiant.
german chancellor angela merkel spoke at the request of the jewish community, alarmed at a number of attacks on people and property, including molotov cocktails thrown at a synagogue. >> translation: that today more than 100,000 jews live in germany is near to a miracle. it's a gift. it feels me with gratitude, that people today are assumed, threatened and attacked in germany as they reveal themselves to be jewish is a scandal. >> reporter: anti-semitism is a painful subject in germany because of the painful holocaust legacy. many fought against it, through hate speech. it's illegal to show nazi symbols. the focus shifted of late from the far rite neo-nazi groups.
it was on the margins of demonstrations like this, against the war in gaza and for palestine, that some chanted jews to the gas chamber. >> nothing near a rallying cry for the protest movement, but the words shocked and hurt, even to non-jewish germans. >> i came today. it is important to show sol it arty with the jewish people, especially considering the german history. >> there were israeli flags in the crowd, and carried proudly. german jews said being pro-israel shouldn't mean you get beaten up. >> translation: the situation in germany is tense. many are afraid, because the anti-semitism and hatred to jews is spreading. hate red never disappeared. now it's more mainstream. >> the reality of daily lives
for the jewish community is this. 24/7 police protection at sina gocks, jewish -- synagogues, jewish babe ris and book stores, even where things are calm. angela merkel want a germany where that is not necessary. shifting demographics - still ahead on al jazeera we meet the new minority on campus in public schools in the united states. back to school in gaza. the realities of an education in the devastated palestinian enclave.
she says she will not decide until early next year. fighting for a second straight day in eastern ukraine, despite the ceasefire agreement. the fighting is concentrated near the donetsk airport. david cameron vows to hunt down the islamic state group. i.s. fighters admitted to beheading british aid worker david haines. cameron said the work is an act of evil. joining us from washington d.c. to discuss more about i.s. is jj green, our national contributor. let's hope we don't get used to the videos coming out. the beheading of the david haines comes a few days after president obama's speech, where he threatened to go after i.s. and expand the air strikes. will the tactics work.
it's not of a detergent to make it -- deterrent to make it stop. >> unfortunately, i.s.i.s. will not stop until they run out of hostages, that's a sad, sorry thing. but at some point they are, and they are getting to the point where they recognise that this is no longer shocking or upsetting to the degree that it was when it first happened with james foley. they recognise that as a calculated risk, time is kicking. time is ticking down. it will not continue to work. the evidence of the growing international coalition against i.s.i.l. is evidence that the pressure will get more and more heavy, more di, and they'll have to figure out a different way to engage as it is on the mission, which, by the fa, will fail,
because what they are hoping to do is force the world to recognise it as a power. power that controls space in the middle east. >> you talk about the international outcry against this growing and there are reports that arab nations are willing to participate in air strikes. how does that change the picture? >> it makes it more complicated for i.s.i.l. it shows that there's a capability in the meet, among the regional powers, around them, closer than the u.s., that can bring significant pressure on them, deadly pressure on them, and shows that there are those in the muslim world who recognise and are willing to call out what it is that i.s.i.l. is doing, as barr barity. >> so, you know, if they had any idea or any hope of galvanising the middle east against the west
or muslim against other peoples, they fail. this decision by partners in the middle east who engage in air strikes and other assistance to root them out is evidence of it. time is ticking away against the organization. it will not be a quick fight. it is a mfidevelopment. >> it's not going to be a quick fight. one approach is to train the syrian rebels to go after i.s. what is the risk in that? >> the risk is you have to make sure you have the right people. one of the things that the white house needs to do. this is the first thing, that is to vet the people that are part of the opposition. one of the painful and difficult enspods has been -- enshowed has been the insider or green on --
episodes has been the inside or green on blue attacks. that took place in iraq as well. there's reason to believe in if activity goes forward, they'll have to make sure they are on the same page, that they are focused on what it is that the u.s. and coalition are focussed on, and there are no people embedded amongst them with other ideas, and that will try to engage in attacks against the members of the coalition. that is the danger there, making sure you have the right people. that can be hard, considering many who are among the syrian opposition have quit or changed their minds about what they want to do or what side they were on. >> if it was easy to figure out the right people to arm in syria, that would have happened between the multi-year civil war, it's not that easy. >> it's not that easy, and i think there were attempts early on. the u.s. has been engaged in
this for a good while. we are just getting confirmation of the new effort that the military are seeking $500 million, to begin the process of vetting, arming, training and equipping these people. the u.s. government has been at this for a while through various channels and partners to find the right people. it's not easy to find them. many left. i spoke with two on friday, who were involved in the fight. they live abroad. one is in turkey, the other in lebanon. they are divided on whether or not they should return to get involved in this. >> you can understand that for sure. jj green, al jazeera america's national security contributor. thank you very much. >> schools reopened in gaza after a summer break extended by weeks because of bloodshed and destruction. half a million palestinian children returned to classes.
many going to a new school, because they were - the ones they went to last year were destroyed or still used as shelters. nick spicer reports from gaza. >> reporter: there are 1300 girls that have returned to a u.n.-run girls' school in gaza city, for the first day of school since the war ended. i talked to the head master and she said for the first three weeks of the year, they'll do a psychological assessment of the girls because of the war. a lot from traumatized. one was killed, a number injured. for the first three weeks, there'll be activities involving art, sport and entertainment to figure out how deeply affected the girls are. [ clapping ] >> reporter: the students have come to their classes. what they are doing is plays games, getting to know each
other on the first day of school, relaxing their minds before classes start properly. there has been massive overcrowding in the classroom. 49 students here. 26 u.n. schools are closed, used as shelters for people that fled the fighting, whose homes have been destroyed. this school is expecting a lot more students in the coming days. the u.n. says 76 u.n. schools across gaza were damaged during the war. it's worth remembering the situation was give tore gazan students before the war. the u.n. says he had plans on building schools, to accommodate students here, made difficult by the siege, by getting materials, building materials across the border. now, the war has made things more difficult in trying to get a good education for hundreds of thousands of students across the gaza strip. >> charles stratford reporting
from gaza city. despite china's rejections of reforms, the democracy movement in hong kong continues. marchers entered the streets in black shirts and carrying banners. last month china ruled onlied government-sanctioned candidates could run. a 7-year union with england is being voted on with scotland. one event, the battle of coloto, in that ended scottish hope of throwing off english rule. we explain how this is relevant to today. 16 april 1746 will find the two armies deployed facing each other on the moor. the tortured relationship between the english and the stots may go back hundreds of years.
>> this is the moor, where after an agreement was signed, there was a terrible battle. the english army set about destroying communities to break the will of the rebels. >> this was the beginning of the policies called pacification of the highlands. it culminated in clearances and was a systematic dismantling of the way of life in the highlands. >> it was the beginning of the end of the nationalist struggle. what the people say now, it is clear that the union of england and scotland was by no means a marriage of mines for highlight scots. the union was absolutely in the interests of the mich arist okay rahsy, who wanted to protect the protestant culture against a
catholic takeover by europe, at any cost. >> over the centuries, the people and economies of england and scotland merged. scottish nationalists say it is the english, not they, who betrayed the principles of the union. >> there's a sentiment, but at the same time there's, you know, there has been increasing fear that the union is not delivering. when it does not deliver, it's seen as an agreement, which can be, you know, renegotiated, changed or ended. the rest of the u.k. see it as the state of things. >> fancy signing here we go. thank you. >> reporter: down south in england many are horrified that scots want to turn their back on the marriage. getting people to sign a tradition, imploring the scots not to drift away. >> is it better to join with each other and make decisions jointly.
or is it better to reanimate an arbitrary line. by two medieval warlords. >> people on different sides of the line are part of a british politics. >> whether they are seen as scottish or british, it's a part of the decision. the old enemy is never far away. after all, the scottish anthem, "flower of scotland", remembers those that beet the knlish army, and ever -- english army, and every scot nose the words. whelm focus on the vote and the implications in "the week ahead" tonight. 8:30 eastern, 5:30 pacific. a fourth doctor in sierra leone died from the ebola. it died after it was said that she could not be evacuated for
treatment. 300 health workers have become infected. half have died. liberia's president fired 10 officials for not returning to the country during the ebola crisis. >> pakistani officials destroyed dykes hoping to refocus rivers. flash cluing has affected 2 million people. pakistani droops are using helicopter and boats to rescue stranded people, by the rising floodwaters. one provided perspective on the counting task of helping those in needs. >> more than 6,000 people are staying here. people have their own homes. we are providing blankets, life jackets, boats, food, water, and the required things. we are running a medical camp in way people are treated.
>> an estimated 3 million people died in punjab as a result of the flooding. >> a similar situation in south-west china. 18 hours of rain led to flooding killing seven people. 24,000 people had to be rescued or relocated to avoid the rising water. the rain is spoected to continue -- expected to continue tomorrow. there has been a change in the back to school history in america. white students are the minority at public schools. andy gallagher has this story from los angeles. >> reporter: californians know a thing or two about demographic change. 70% of state school principles are hispanic leading to a minority majority, this man worked in the school system in l.a. for 24 years, saying it makes for a great teaching environment. >> los angeles is a melting pot. i have been prifteninged to --
privileged to an education to the children i served, they have given me an education. >> figures across the u.s. are significant. since 1997, the number of hispanic students doubled to 13 million, the number of asian students has grown to 2.5 million, a jump of 46%. >> this is a watershed moment not just for the state schools, but the country. many say the education system here is slow to adapt to change. state schools are segregated and according to department of education figures, black and hispanic students have less access to mathematics and science. for educationalists, that means changes ahead. >> we should worry about two things - one is we should worry about how effective the new diverse majority assimilates into american life and culture,
and, two, how effectively they participate in our economy. and democracy. if neither of those things happen, the united states should worry about its status and stature competitiveness and leadership globally. >> it's not just the u.s. that is facing big change. professor says similar trends are happening in developed countries across the world. >> all countries are struggling to manage the following predicament. how do we reinvent the social contract when the generations look different. >> the pace of change in state schools is set to continue in years to come. by the time the children graduate, u.s. classrooms will have less white people to now, a reflection of how the country will look in generations to come. coming up on al jazeera
the public transit system in seattle is feeling the economic pinch. officials need to either raise prices or cut services. a third option has been given. a two-tier pricing system. allen schauffler hopped on the bus with an executive to find out how the plan works. >> we'll take the one, number one bus. >> reporter: we took the
interview with country executive on the road. >> there's a debate in transit circles on whether fares should be higher or none at all. >> king county is going both directions with a low income fare, and at the same time fares will go up for richer riders to $3.25 in peak. >> it's a seattle move saying you guys need to ride the bus, ride for $1.50. >> that is part of it. this is a community that wants to make sure everyone has a chance. >> it could benefit 100,000 riders with incomes below $23,000. they'll get payment cards and could save more than $500 a years. is this redistribution in its own way? >> it's not just about altruism, know. this is about economic
development. we need to make sure workers get to work. >> in a transit system with five fare hikes in five years, price is sensitive. it shows in this sensitive debate. >> most folks will not be able to ride, they don't have money to ride the bus. >> it's true for most riders. if we don't rise the fares, we have to cancel more service. >> san francisco is the only other major metropolitan area with a similar two-tiered system, with 20,000 buying half priced fare cards. in king county it could cost $9 million in lost fare revenue, and more for start-up costs. >> we are elmim nating routes. there's pressure on the system.
it's counter intuitive. >> not everyone has the money to afford the fares that we arrived at. we need them to bring in the revenue to keep the buses on the road. although that is not as much as others are paying. it's additional revenue into the system, more than in they were priced out of riding the bus. >> there was no vote. the policy coming out of a county council. the new farce start in march. >> officials believe somewhere between 45,000 and 1,000 commuters will -- 100,000 commuters will be eligible to the low rates. >> dozens of tall ships have sailed into the harbour to celebrate a past battle and the "star spangled banner." there's free tours, and a concert. next, a different concert - rock'n'roll with a unique twist.
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only on al jazeera america what is happening with the hurricane here in the eastern pacific. this is odill, and you can see the eye of the storm off the coast of mexico. this storm is a category 4 storm, with winds sustained at about 135 miles per hour. it is gusting higher than that. the big problem with the storm is it will take a similar track to last week's hurricane norbert. if you remember, norbert went to the west, weakened but brought a lot of moisture to parts of the sworn part of the united states. as we go towards the next couple of days, it will get close to lucas, and may make landfall as a category 4. it will weaken, and the reason
is the warts in this area are -- waters in this area are very cold, and cannot sustain a hurricane like that. we'll be getting a lot of precipitation. on monday the rain starts in towards arizona, and new mexico. tus it is worse. wednesday -- tuesday it is worse. wednesday is a bad day, and we expect to see five to eight inches of rain, and that means flash flooding. we had that in phoenix, record levels of rain across the region. the heat is on across parts of the south-east, south-west as well. due to the high temperatures, los angeles 98 degrees, we don't expect the temperatures to go down until we get to hied week, and back to normal on friday. a portuguese city was lit up for the third annual light festival. 40 artists shared two dozen works that were ilum faith along the path -- illuminated along a
path. it is gorgeous. it was installed in historic parts of the city, to pay tribute to local heritage. >> jewish women regard strit laws in -- strict laws in regard to clothing and how they relate to men. in the new york music scene two women have risen. we have more from brooklyn. >> you are out of breath. >> reporter: dalia is not your average rock star. a single mother of four boys, dalia is a jew living in brooklyn. >> my life took a real turn. i lost my husband and brought the children here to start afresh. i wasn't thinking. i started getting calls. this was one of the calls. >> the connection with 28-year-old peril wolf was instant. so that's it, this and that. they'll have symbols, right.
>> reporter: in 2011 they formed an yazidic rock band. >> there is a running joke about yazidic women, people on the outside of the community see yazidic women as wearing superopaque stockings, so opaque they are called bullet roof. >> reporter: the women have been rising. they started opening with small concerts, as their popularity grew, they have taken the stage at larger venues. this bar was packed for a show. there were no men in site. [ singing ] in keeping with jewish law forbidding men hearing women outside of families singing
live. but et proof stocking concerts are women only. the group says it's about empower. not exclusion. >> men are great. women are great. there are not spaces for women to go to to rock out by themselves. [ singing ] >> reporter: rock out they did. women of all ages and bagged danced and sang to the moody bluesy lyrics, mixed with jewish melodies. that is what it's all about. >> we are not doing this because we have a need to be rock stars. we have a need to share the gift we have been given with the world, in a positive way. i'm richelle carey. "real money" with ali velshi is next. be sure to check out the website. aljazeera.com. you'll find updates there from
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