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keep adding skills as ed hess says, or expect to be replaced. as for me, i'm safe--aren't i? that's our show for today. i'm ali velshi. thank you for joining us. >> hi everyone. this is al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. >> we come together at a crossroad between war and peace. >> while he addresses the united nations, the president also launches more strikes on i.s.i.l. this time, the target is oil. i.s.i.l.'s victims, families running for their lives, we'll take you to the border where
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refugees are just trying to stay alive. the girls from nigeria, still missing, why they haven't been found. we'll meet the woman behind a fearless campaign to bring them back. and rising tide. why scientists say climate change could have millions of americans packing their bags. and we begin tonight with new air strikes on i.s.i.l. in syria. this time washington and its partners took aim at the oil refineries that help fund the group. the u.s. command said there were a dozen strikes on sites in eastern syria. those facilities make up to $2 million every day for i.s.i.l. the pentagon said saudi arabia and the united arab emirates were part of the strikes. there are more air strikes on iraq today and at the united
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nations the primary focus was i.s.i.l, the u.n. security council voted to crack down on the flow of foreign fighters to i.s.i.l, that came after a sweeping and at times blunt address from the president, warning i.s.i.l. fighters to leave the battlefield while they still can. correspondent mike viqueria is here tonight. mike. >> a persistent unease, and asking the minister to reject, later on his activities in new york was billed on the international coalition and assured everyone who was listening that the united states is in this or the the long haul. as the u.s. led coalition kept up the strikes president obama was talking tough at the united nations. >> the only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.
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>> reporter: the aggressive tone carried over even to new allies in the military coalition. mr. obama chided arab nations who looked the other way when funding and support for terror groups comes had from within their countries. >> the ideology of i.s.i.l. or al qaeda or boko haram will will and die if it is consistently exposed and confronted and refuted, in the light of day. >> reporter: mr. obama's mission in new york to build international support for what he warns will be a long fight against i.s.i.l. in a rarely seen move, a u.n. council pushed through a resolution among the provisions a crack down on fighters traveling for terror purposes. the leaders at the security council table included many who had been victims of attacks along with them, francois
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hollande. who learned of the death of a frenchman. >> it affects every delegate here and beyond. it is a fight of our times. success requires a united struggle, backed up by strong resources. >> reporter: and john, there was a continued focus on this coresan group, seasoned terrorists who were working on the american home land. no one had ever heard about this group before, we certainly hadn't heard the president or top officials refer to them. one was focusing on al fadi, was he killed in these strikes? authorities are not sure, despite conflicting reports. >> in some ways i won't overstate it, this sounded like a different president today.
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>> i think you're exactly right. i was sitting here watching the speech and i was struck by the comparison that just in may he spoke at the graduation at west point, it was billed as a treatise on his international policy. the president is often described as too focused too aloof. today a much more aggressive tone, you might say bellicoose. >> he said killers the only language they understand is force. through course of this presidency, this is a president that never expected to make this speech. i think we're seeing an evolution now. >> what changed his mind if anything has changed? >> i simply think he's come to the conclusion even after 192, the estimated number of people that have been killed in three
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years in civil war, even after millions of refugees, even after top advisors had urged him, it took that public execution, the murder of those two americans to really galvanize public opinion and bring this to the white house front and center. >> all right mike viqueria as always thank you very much. britain's prime minister david cameron said at the u.n. today the largest coalition possible is needed to fight the group. >> our strategy must work in tandem with arab states always in support of local people, in line with our legal obligations. and as part of a plan that involves our aid, our dmoams ans andiplomacyand yes, our militar. we need to act now. >> the long war in syria has forced nearly 10 million people to leave their homes.
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the united nations says three million have escaped into neighboring countries. king abdalla spoke about the issue in his country. >> my country is sheltering nearly 1.3 million syrian. we are the -- one of the world's largest sheltering country. the refugee crisis is a recognized global responsibility and demands a global solution. >> it's not just king abdalla in jordan. syria's war is also affecting its northern neighbor, turkey. more than 130,000 syrian refugees fled across the border. nick schifrin is there. >> this is on the turkey-syria
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border, this bashed wire is the only thing that separates syria from turkey. created a humanitarian crisis so many syrians pouring here into turkey looking for shelter. the u.s. is striking i.s.i.l. inside syria but those refugees say those strikes haven't yet improved their lives. in the closest turkish city to the syrian border, children line up for what's become a precious commodity, a plate of food. the turkish crescent hands out the plates, each is syrian, each is desperate. these children brought almost nothing with them. asad delicately carries this food back to his family. this one plate of food has to need seven people.
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>> what is your life like here? does this look like enough food he says angrily? what can we do. he and his family fled i.s.i.l. his home town, much of which is too gruesome to show. residents say i.s.i.l. captured nearly 200 villages across the border. he said we saw i.s.i.l, they're killing children, they're killing young men. there is pretty much nothing they aren't doing. >> living outside or inside this room, this is actually usually a wedding hall. today there are 500 people who are living in here and they have no privacy. and most of them are sleeping on the floor. jervan brought only herself and her five-year-old son hakim. there are no showers here, they brought their own mattresses. the only comfort is her mother.
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>> we left to save our children's lives. our men are back home fighting, fighting in the face of the enemy. >> juma is one of those fighters. we met him as he entered turkey to bring supplies to his family. tomorrow he will go back. he thanks america for striking i.s.i.l. but they are not enough. >> the strikes aren't near us, they struck far away. in the places where there is a lot of fighting there are no strikes. >> as we filmed syria through the bashed wire we heard the distant sound of fighting. the battle for syria continues. battle for syrians in turkey continues and as a dust storm arrives a group of refugees take shelter under blankets. they are facing a future that is anything but clear. nick schifrin, al jazeera, along the turkish syrian border.
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>> jamal katr, is founder of the syrian relief organization, jomara thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> with winter coming up what is the biggest concern for these refugees? >> well, the same situation that they've been faced with for the past three winters. which is a lack of food, a lack of access to diesel fuel. a lack of access to safe spaces. and warm homes. >> what's different this year than last? >> well, a lot of the areas that were previously accessible to many of the international ingos, such as syrian relief and development are no longer accessible. the entire eastern provinces are no longer accessible to many of
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our organization he because of the many laws that prohibit us from providing aids where i.s.i.l. can intercept international aid. at the same time, these strikes have while many on the ground have told us that they have prevented i.s.i.l. from moving further into their homes, have also killed civilians in those areas and oftentimes those civilians are the breadwinners or are the primary individuals responsible for providing the aid that a family may need. >> you have family and friends on the ground in syria. what are you hearing about the threat that i.s.i.l. poses to many people? >> well, my family lives in damascus and homs. and i know from the family in homs we have been told that i.s.i.l. quote unquote sleeper cells are located in different parts throughout the city. they do not currently control any part of that city as of yet but they definitely pose a threat there. in other parts of the country,
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we definitely have friends and relief workers that we communicate with who have told us that i.s.i.l. is -- poses a very serious threat to any aid workers precisely because i.s.i.l. tries to co-opt any of the relief working, try to take over their work by force or force them to do work but in the name of i.s.i.l. as opposed to their own individual organizations. >> who do your friends and family blame for i.s.i.l.'s success? >> well, that's -- there are mixed answers when you ask that question. i interview a lot of people in syria and i work with a lot of people in syria who say that the international community's lack of support for the moderate opposition, has not justified, but has legitimized the
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extremists or the fundamentalist opposition and sunk its teeth very deeply in syrian soil. others say they believe i.s.i.l. and the syrian government have been in can cahoots together. this is the talk on the ground, what the people in syria think right now. >> is there sort of tacit cooperation with i.s.i.l. in some way or are they just scared to death? >> i think it comes down to fear. i think in a lot of areas where i.s.i.l. has really progressed and has been able to take over control, a lot of times it is not preceded by a very aggressive fight or a very aggressive battle. a lot of times you'll find the local population simply surrendering out of fear. i mean there are cities, specific the city of chaitot, that tried to rebel against
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i.s.i.l.'s authority. when 700 members of its tribe were killed the population just surrendered. but that then was sort of a reminder for all the neighboring tribes, who even thought about rebelling, that look your ultimate destiny could end up like that city. let's not rebel, let's let them take over peacefully. that's what's happened. >> thank you again for joining us tonight. >> thank you for having me. >> there is growing anger in syria over the air attacks on i.s.i.l. some of the protests are coming from the same rebel groups that have received u.s. support in their fight against president assad. zena hoder has that story. >> god promised us victory, obama promised us defeat. this is what syrians in the northwestern province of idlib want to tell the world. they took to the streets to protest the u.s. military
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campaign against the islamic state of iraq and the levant. it is not because they support i.s.i.l. these people say they don't trust the u.s. administration. obama our revolution is an islamic one and they want an islamic state is what they chanted. >> we condemn the air strikes against the syrian muslim people. they killed civilians in idlili. >> syria's al qaeda branch. the group along with the powerful movement ordered their fighters to leave their bases in anticipation of more attacks. the u.s. did say it targeted the al qaeda affiliated group horasan which is believed to operate under nusra. taking the fight was the most controversial part of the
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strategy of obama. now, many syrians including so-called rebel commanders say that is exactly what it will do. the hasim movement was the first free syrian army linked brigade to react, which received antitank missiles from the u.s. making the government stronger what opposition fighters want is weapons and air strikes to target uniquely positions. regime positions, it is still not clear who the rebels will be. >> not enough mature, is not enough we talk about the other organization, like islamic front for example i don't know exactly if they are united, but there are many question marks about their future, some of them they may join i.s.i.s. >> there is that possibility.
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already, anti-american protests are spreading. these people don't necessarily support i.s.i.l. but many do support nusra and the conservative group afarashem. not including the assad regime they risk creating more problems on the ground. >> today marks 270 days since peter greste, mohamed fahmy and baher mohamed were arrested for doing their jobs in egypt. al jazeera abdalla al shami spent nearly a year in an egyptian prison. he was released in june because of his deteriorating health, tomorrow he will be here to talk about his extraordinary story of survival. coming up next, in the eye of the storm. is your home in a danger zone
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when it comes to climate change. plus. >> we think the censorship and we think that all history should be taught whether positive or negative. >> and the anger over one school's district -- school district's plan to make their history lessons more patriotic.
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>> at the united nations today, world leaders also tackled the
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problem of climate change. jake ward is here with more. jake. >> john, a new analysis of the effect of climate change shows that approximately 129 million people worldwide are living in an area of risk of flooding. but what does that have to do with the united states? >> americans are buying and building homes in places where other people hope to escape. >> islands or aire arid areas. mountain zones moving into areas that are you know flatter and maybe more agricultural. in the u.s., people are moving because of the amenities in the rocky mountains and the southwest and the beautiful glorious climate in increasing numbers. >> in fact from a climate change perspective, americans are moving to the very last places they should. in the past 30 years the southeast has been ravaged by
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floods and storms. texas alone has had over 45 individual billion dollar disasters, mostly tornadoes. yet united van lines reported that carolinas and texas were the most popular places to move. between now and the end of the century, these situations are likely to get worse. 11 million people live within the high tide mark and the risk of storm surges past that mark will double because of sea level rise. california is experiencing the worst drought in time. mid western cities like detroit and minneapolis will do pretty well. the pacific northwest is a pretty good bet. scientists believe in a century alaska could be a balmy spot. the united states is hands off. there is no motivation to think about anything bette more than a
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better job and a beautiful view. >> certain areas have not been great in the united states but maybe it's time to get a little more rigorous in pricing insurance in a way that actually reflects the real risk rather than some subsidy that the government is willing to put in for political expedience. >> perhaps in the next decade it won't be the schools or the government that lead you to live. john it's really an amazing idea this notion that you know you're buying a house it's a permanent thing it's long term but the truth is it's becoming more and more of a short term bad idea to build in the wrong place. >> this is scary stuff. you mentioned florida and texas. is there an overall pattern how climate change is affecting the united states? >> it's interesting. if you go back to the map that i showed you a moment ago, there
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is a sense that the southeast is truly the most ravaged place. texas alone has this incredible number of tornadoes. we're talking about florida and all of the southeast, yet people are building along the gulf coast in texas, and in florida. it's a perverse pattern. >> how correct are scientists here? >> scientists can't correctly predict everything. it would be unthinkable for climate to do away with crops, abandon southern california. but we think about places like australia and russia that had tremendous drought right before the arab spring and drove up costs. >> you have given us an example but there hasn't been a tipping point. people are moving to the coast and to texas. what would be the tipping point? >> the point at which the financial incentives don't make
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sense. the amenities of living with an ocean view would be one thing but too expensive because of insurance reasons or your friends have all disappeared. at that point i think americans would start to move but not before that. >> time to start thinking about it early, especially for younger people i guess. okay. jake it's good to see you, thank you very much. high school students in colorado are getting a different type of history lesson this week. they're taking over the street with a proposal to limit civil disobedience. now the central colorado students are using civil disobedience to fight that change. more from roxana saberi. >> these colorado students are protesting against what they say antihigh school curriculum. would change the way their schools teach history. >> they want to specifically gear it to american exceptionalism and patriotism and they want really no civil
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disobedience to be taught. >> reporter: the proposal would set up a committee to review advance placement u.s. history. the plan says lessons should present the factual information accurately but should stress respect for authority. not condone social disorder or disregard for the law. instead they should present positive aspects of the united states and its heritage. >> we think censorship and all history is history, negative or positive. >> student have the right to demonstrate peacefully. >> i respect their right to go out and protest. but we want to make sure the kids are safe. we want to hear what they have to say. >> the principal says, part of the proposal might be changed. but on facebook they are saying, no one is trying to get rid of ap history, i'm just asking us to take a deeper look. emphasis on race gender class
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ethnicity and gender-bashing. the way u.s. history is taught now is just fine. >> we see the sides that america is run. i think i could come to my own opinion that america is one of the best countries in the world. >> they say they'll keep publicizing their rallies on social media and then wait what the board decides on its next meeting on wednesday. school board officials are facing criticisms over new textbooks, john. >> that's roxana saberi. school board trying to white wash history. up next, strikes targeting the oil fields i.s.i.l. holds. and i'll talk to one of the
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fighters to free the kidnapped nigerian school girls. what his family did who disowned him and the community he has built.
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>> this is al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. and coming up: president obama urges young muslims to resist the lure of i.s.i.l. but with few opportunities what options do young people have in
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that region? plus, nigeria's president promises to defeat boko haram and rescue hundreds of missing school girls. we talk to a key activist leading the fight to bring them home. and fast food workers in one town earning far more than minimum wage and taking home bonuses. we'll tell you why. our top story it this the coalition takes direct aim at i.s.i.l.'s purse strings. today the u.s. and partner-nations hit about a dozen oil refineries controlled by the group in eastern syria. officials say saudi arabia and the yethe united arab emirates k
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part in that. >> we have never relented in the effort to set them free. we are working to free our daughters and to unite them with their families. >> 163 days since the school girls disappeared and the government seems no closer to finding them. paul beban reports. >> it's been more than five months since nearly 300 young women ages 16 to 18 were yanked from their beds in the dead of night, by the radical group boko haram. nigerian president goodluck jonathan says his government is doing everything they can to find them. >> towns of innocent people have been killed and hundreds of
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peasants kidnapped. innocent daughters, we are facing with resources at our foal. >> all that and still no sign of the girls. they were taken on april 14th. 57 managed to escape soon after that and the international community rallied to help including the united states which sent 80 troops to coordinate an aerial search but the u.s. mission was scaled back six weeks later after the pentagon said it was no closer to finding the girls. the cries of nigerian activists echoed around the world. demonstrators from washington, d.c. to london soon joined the protest but the attention to the plight of the girls has faded since then. now the only information about where the girls are seem to come from rumors, including this
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week's information that the girls were in nigerian custody. a latest dead end in a traj with no end in sight. paul beban, al jazeera. >> aubbe, former nigerian minister of education and once served as the vice president of the world bank. it is a pleasure to have you on our program. >> thank you so very much. >> how well has the government done in nigeria? >> i think our government needs a lot that has to happen, concretely, in order to pass away quite a number of odds that concrete effort has produced result as far as the rescue of the chibok girls is concerned. >> 160 days and still no sign of
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these girls. some might say that's a miserable record for this government. >> well, you know, for us, we look at the issue of the girls as a matter of humanitarian tragedy. and it is something that requires swift, it required swift action. after 163 days you can no longer call it swift. but at least we want those girls rescued. and for us, it is not too late. if these girls are rescued tonight, that would make a big difference. to their parents. >> what is your response to what the president said today at the united nations, that nigeria's government has worked with unrelenting determination to get these girls back? >> we want results. that's my reaction. we want results. the results would be in the fact
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that these girls are reunited with their families. i think for young women this must be the most dramatic experience. one of the girls incidentally was found today. in the bush. and she's in trauma. so it's a developing story. we don't know what it is that exactly happened with her. but you can just imagine, 219 young women, 163 days. >> do you think all these girls are still all together? >> i don't speculate. i don't have any information on the basis of which to respond to that question. >> how are these families dealing with this well,. >> i mean in the case of this young woman that was discovered today, we spoke to one of the leaders of the community. he has about two of his -- he has two of his own daughters as part of the abducted girls. i am surprised at the strength
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that this reverend gentleman has shown. but not many as strong as his. and when you speak with them you can only but feel the -- that sense of despondency, and the walls being filled. the walls cannot fill them. >> many, many days ago, it is not in the headlines. you have made it your mission to keep it in the headlines and to raise awareness. how are you doing that? the story has sadly sort of dropped off the front page. >> we have basically -- there is a force in the bring back our girls advocacy group, we have simply said, we made a vow that we're not going to move on without these girls. so we now say not without our daughters. the world may wish to move on
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but we hope the world does not move on. i mean do we really want to be the generation of people that ignored 219 young women? >> no. >> that we could save? we're not moving on and we hope that you would not let the world move on without these girls. >> the u.s. sent some advisors in. what did they do? >> you know part of what has come out of that is in the usual updates that are had from the u.s., it's been said that this responsibility belongs primarily to our government. and so our government is the one that will owe us as much responsibility in giving us updates. but i think that it is becoming clearly obvious that we also need updates from cunl countriee the united states. >> you've got an election next year for president is that correct? >> yes we do. >> what kind of an impact is that going to have on the
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election? >> i don't think anybody is thinking about that, i'm not thinking about impact on elections. >> if the government isn't able to find these girls, won't people be -- say throw these guys out and bring somebody else in who can fix it? >> as a mog, all i am interested in is get the girls back. 219 girls and not a basis for conversation about elections or no elections. it's a humanitarian tragedy that these girls are not back. >> do you trust that president goodluck jonathan is doing everything he can to get them back? >> i will pass away dead as soon as these girl are back. that's why we keep calling for them to be returned. off the social media advocacy
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and instigated, inspired the march that we have had, she's here in the u.s. with me also and all we are saying is, the world cannot afford to move on. we must not leave these girls to their fate. these girls went to acquire knowledge, they went to school. what can we possibly say to the other young women about education if we haven't made an effort to ensure that the ones who went to school risked their lives to get an education and now, completely taken, and voiceless, and those of us with a voice are not making an effort? that would be a tragedy. >> well you continue to give them a voice. ave, edi quasili. good luck on your campaign.
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>> thank you very much. >> james bays has more from the united nations. >> always an important day when world leaders gather here and particularly when president obama addresses his fellow world leaders. but this time around because the united states has the presidency of the security council, a special security council meeting focusing on i.s.i.l. and on foreign fighters. and that meeting was presided over by president obama. at this particular moment, president, too, of the u.n. security council. >> these terrorists exacerbate conflicts. they pose an immediate threat to people in these regions. and in several occasions they may try to return to their home countries to carry out deadly attacks. >> the council voted unanimously for a new resolution which has been drawn up by the united states. a resolution about i.s.i.l. and in particular about foreign fighters. it says that all governments around the world should put in
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place legislation which makes it illegal for foreign fighters to travel ofight for i.s.i.l. in iraq and syria. it also says that the sanctions mechanism put in place in 2001 after 9/11 by the united nations should be expanded to i.s.i.l. the security council meeting fold anen earlier general assembly motion, lots of leaders queuing up to speak, president obama also addressed the general assembly, for his look the at the coming year. >> our white house correspondent mike viqueria is back here. mike busy day for the president at the u.n. and there's discussion about this u.s. funding syrian rebels. >> the congress passed before they left town, they authorized the arming of the so-called moderate vetted opposition, to the tune of $500 million. the state department announcing
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40 million in nonlethal age, food, communications, logistics, it brings a total eight amount f nonlethal aid, $440 million. but that's a drop in the bucket. >> president obama also met with prime minister of iraq. now what was that conversation about? >> it was funny. the president comes to the united nations these big summits and he has bilateral meetings of all sorts. they have pull-asides in haul ways, soup to nuts. he had a photo op with prime minister haider al-abadi. he is going to bring iraq back together, the united states is pushing forward. when the cameras came on again, he said in front of all the
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cameras, what the united states needs to do, is send us more arms, because i.s.i.l. swept across iraq, that is not going to play well, comments like that, the president's policy, sending all the arms and weapons, where is it going to end up? >> president obama had a message to young people. >> here i'd like to speak directly to young people across the muslim world. you come from a great tradition that stands for innovation not destruction. the dignity of life, not murder. those who call you away from this path are betraying this tradition, not defending it. >> but the region where i.s.i.l.'s ranks are growing offers few opportunities to young people and there's extreme
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poverty and very little hope. jonathan betz has more. >> the president made it clear today, military action can go only so far when unemployment and oppression are encouraging so many to fight. >> every person can contribute something to the islamic state. >> in parts of the world some analysts say the call to join the fight are so attractive -- >> we'll give you 700 times more than this. >> and little else. >> a lot of governments are failing youth, so i.s.i.l. is promising youth we'll return you to a glorious time. >> extensive poverty a lack of jobs and a desire for purpose in their lives help fill i.s.i.l.'s ranks. group pace its fighters hundreds of dollars a month and many are attracted to the feeling of belonging to a cause like building an islamic state. >> unless we address this underpinning cries in the middle east of increase -- crisis in
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the middle east then we are constantly doing this military intervention. >> reporter: it is a concern echoed at the u.n. today. >> the only option is the dictates of a state or the lure of an extremist underground, no policy is succeed. >> how this policy is sucking in our own young people from modern prosperous societies. >> syria's civil war has sent three out of four people into poverty. half the population is unemployed affecting more than 11 million people. iraq is one of the world's youngest countries. more than half its population is under 24 years old and they are especially squeezed. nearly 24% of young iraqis do not have a job. i.s.i.l. relies heavily on men in their teens and 20s to fight. many are drawn by limited opportunities not just in the middle east but also places like
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europe and north america. >> i.s.i.s. is thriving and recruiting young people from across the region and europe because they do have a vision and they are addressing the psychological needs of these young people. >> reporter: which is why president obama said addressing the needs of the young is so critical and it starts he says by encouraging more governments to allow civil rights to flourish. >> that's jonathan betz reporting. a group in nigeria with ties to i.s.i.l. says it has murdered a kidnapped french citizen. it post ed a video showing the beheading. today francois hollande told the u.n. his country would continue their fight against i.s.i.l. >> i'm speaking to you with a heightened level of emotion.
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herve gordeau. >> the 55-year-old was from nice, in algeria for a liking trip. growing concern that what's happening in the middle east will lead to anger in their home countries. nadin baba reports. >> as members of the community go about their shopping what some are wondering is how the emergence of i.s.i.l. will affect them. recently kidnappings and killings and terror that the group has brought, a man often labeled as ultraconservative doing the same. >> the killing of an innocent man is not allowed in the religion of allah.
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in the religion of islam. >> of course if they are using our name it has an impact on us. because a lot of people who don't know islam, they will take an impression of must lims over what i.s.i.l. is doing. -d muslims over what i.s.i.l. is doing. >> preventing suspects from traveling and dealing decisively with those who already pose a risk. >> because of these anti-terror laws, it was formerly looking at the muslim community through the lens of counterterrorism. and it singled the muslim community out. now these new laws will definitely affect the muslim community in britain. >> david cameron may not get everything he wants but in france, home to europe's largest muslim community, parliament has
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already approved policies, including the right to seize passports. >> i.s.i.l. linked group killed a hostage in algeria, for now, continuing to condemn i.s.i.l. and its sympathizerrers, praying for atime they don't dominate headlines. nadin baba, al jazeera. one final swipe at the united states, american military action failed to bring peace to his country and he accused the u.s. of not wanting peace for afghanistan. he called afghans on both sides sacrificial lambs in a war that he said benefited foreigners. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. called the comments ungracious and ungrateful. prime minister david cameron is now addressing the u.n.
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he called back parliament to talk about possible air strikes against i.s.i.l. we'll have more on david cameron's comments to the u.n. let's listen in actually now. >> i.s.i.l.'s sick extremist world view and paid for it with their lives. they are not alone. across syria and northern iraq thousands have suffered the same fate. muslims both sunni and shia, christians, yazidis, people of every faith and none. i.s.i.l. is not a problem restricted to just one region. it has murderous plans to expand its borders well beyond iraq and syria. and to carry out terrorist atrocities right across the world. it is recruiting new fighters, from all over the world. 500 have gone there from my country, britain. and one of them almost certainly brutally murdered who american
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journalists and a british aid worker. this is a problem that affects us all. and we must tackle it together. now, there is not one person in this hall who will view this challenge without reference to the past. whether in iraq, whether in afghanistan. now, of course it is absolutely right that we should learn the lessons of the past, especially what happened in iraq a decade ago. but we have to learn the right lessons. yes, to careful preparation, no to joining a conflict without a clear plan. but we must not be so frozen with fear that we don't do anything at all. isolation and withdrawing from a problem like i.s.i.l. will only make matters worse. we must not allow past mistakes to become an excuse for indifference or inaction. the right lesson is that we
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should act. but act differently. >> that's british prime minister david cameron speaking to the u.n. general assembly. up next, assigning a person to flipping burgers, boom town where nobody makes minimum wage.
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>> the average fast food worker in this country makes a little less than $8 an hour. there is one town in texas, work here really pays off. heidi zhou-castro has details. >> oil, so soak into the economy it's painted in the walls. and driving business it's mcdonald's. >> i basically had the job.
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>> jeremiah johnson was 16 when this fast food franchise snatched him up a year ago. the oil fields can offer twice the pay but jensen has been flipping burgers and wiping tables without complaint. >> every month and a half you get an extra $300 bonus. >> basically, yes. >> that's goo a bonus for good grades. a near straight a student like jensen can make bonuses. >> they actually want people to work here and they think it's a great way to help the community and help high school students. >> pretty refreshing in this big world. >> it is. ing knowing your employer actually cares makes me feel good. >> it's not corporate charity, it's economics, supply and demand.
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the population has grown since about 13,000 since 2010 and the service industry has struggled to keep up. >> they're having to offer things that they vice president in the past to make it attractive to potential employees. >> at the mcdonald's, that includes an occasional $1,000 hiring bonus and the mcshuttle to drive workers to and from home. starting pay is more than $1 above minimum wage. >> is anyone making minimum wage in midland? >> if they are i have not been made aware of it. >> but not all consequences of the boom have been good for workers. the average monthly rent has doubled. >> when you see a for lease sign you don't see it the next day. somebody's snapped it up. >> affordable housing though is the last mind on jeremiah jensen's mind. the high school senior has a more immediate target. a silver dodge charger. >> how close are you to getting that? >> about $2,000 away.
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>> he hopes to get closer by putting more time behind the counter. >> change. thank you have a nice day. >> and must terg up an a in cast includes. -- and mustering up an a in calculus. heidi zhou-castro, al jazeera, midland, texas. >> bing drinking in the united states, plus renewed tensions in ferguson, missouri a month after the shooting of a teenager. we'll see you back here tonight, "america tonight" is up next. i'm jeeght. john siegenthaler.
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>> on "america tonight": we're in it together. the president's fight against i.s.i.l. and his impassioned me for the world to join in. >> no god condones this terror. no grievance justifies these actions. >> the targets now, and what is the real threat to americans? also tonight, bringing the fight to aiv