today. ok let's focus. and. i think muslims in european countries. believe that you know they joy the greatest freedoms and the muslim communities in the west are thriving most of all in europe and when they think about the position of muslims in america to be honest with you i think they think that the numbers are tiny before i caught the plane here actually i was with my mom and i said oh you as we send someone. how many muslims you think they're on in the whole of the united states and she said 100150000 you know the whole united states in the whole united states but i mean as i understand it is anywhere between 5 and 8000000 number i mean when you think about america as a land of opportunity and sort of seizing things with both hands maybe the sort of you know the next right you modify could be so arrogant as to say that will come
from him it is you. i have distant relatives in the somali community here they were among the 1st to escape the civil war that's been raging in my homeland off and on for decades 20 years on and the new wave of refugees has arrived from somalia some of just graduated college and it's throwing a party to celebrate their achievements we came here to take advantage of the opportunities here at the same time to keep our identity as muslims we're all going through the same experiences let's not forget our identity and let's give back to the community. i'm a very blessed person because. i get a little bit emotional. we've been given so much you know we've learnt so much but you read the new this is happening at home i have nothing to complain about.
after that we need some laughs so i want to welcome i am doing. thank you very much but the problem is that it is beginning to close me so mother right it is better than me. luckily he's a big shot making one me a daughter you know who knows then i don't know how you go among them after her home you know was at the height. of the. my adopted home england has a bigger somali community the minneapolis and it's been settled for longer but they do tend to think of england as home my parents a typical their mental bags are still packed to return to somalia but that's not true here these somalis know less godall traumatized by their experiences have planted roots deeper and faster than any somali community i've seen in the world they don't talk of returning home they are growing up my skin that's got it i want
to. tell you stuff and it's a message that came across loud and clear and i was still hearing it in the taxi to the airport with. some of you left out the step 2 years 13 years yeah and you came from some honest somalia. and i was born there haven't been there for a long time there was a lot of problem last 1517 years. in england we somalis you know we're not that organized you know here in america you don't organize if you don't vote if you don't disobey the american way of living you lost so you know but that's the way to be visible that's the way to get heard yes can you be muslim and american up to yes do you have to sacrifice one to be the other you have to be american 1st and you have to do what the other americans decent fison alive to do. sending america
because this is our country this is feel that you know you don't think about. my life defending this country. i get the welcoming i get. that's a powerful thing compared to where i come from how we were how i was you know slaughter a friend of mine who died the war or recount where i come from coming here. you know having what i have. is home. minnesota is a liberal state in the democratic heartland of the midwest a welcoming place for the somalis the latest black immigrants to establish themselves in america but in the early years of its history america was the very opposite of welcoming for the 1st africans to reach these shores. for 300 years africans were brought here in chains
a slave labor i'm heading to jackson mississippi in the deep south to meet some of the descendants of those 1st african-americans because it seems that their history lines at the heart of the story of islam in america. this impressive looking building is actually the state capital of mississippi i'll be honest i've come with my own really strong preconceptions about the south for me it's about being in the hearts of the bible belt it's about prejudice and the history of segregation but actually being told that the story of islam in america begins of all places here centuries before mohammad ali. and it's a story that begins with slavery. it starts here because most of the slave ship from africa came to work the county sions of the south among them were.
muslims. forbidding from practicing their faith they found secret ways to keep islam on life calling the faithful to pray here in mississippi is abdul rashid he believes that one way they achieve this through. the africans brought to me was a kid. people said blues came from mississippi i don't think so i've been hearing about the link between the call to prayer and the songs the slaves used to sing in the fields how they similar the call to prayer a lot. if you ever went to a baptist church then you can hear this in a baptist church all of the baptists is especially southern baptist.
with a capella. singing and the whole congregation to sing you know. love . and be called the entire koran was basically chanted yes as you know and it was chanted basically in that minor scale you see that connection to you and your singing things that had deeply embedded within the sort of african american experience in the blues not only that but that was one of the things that. guided me to islam really yes the music and when you start reading when i was introduced to the koran and that was he founded there as well founded well. so i think. from my opinion this is just my opinion and with my opinion of the daughter and something you get a cup of coffee maker but this is my opinion that this entire movement is a spiritual movement and is geared toward islam. like abdul
more and more people of all ethnicities are finding their way to islam a 3rd of all muslims in america about 2000000 converts the people at the mosque in jackson a convinced that this is having a positive impact on the entire nation o'connor was she'd is one of the founding members here today have you heard so much about it yet. and we're just back to have a caller who is involved in a new research project with 25 other historians they believe their discoveries will not only rewrite the history of islam in america but transform our understanding of african cultures i think we're leading the way actually. as part of this initiative a co-founded the international museum of muslim cultures the 1st in america research it suggests the number of muslim slaves was much greater than previously sold one 3rd of all of the enslaved africans that were brought to america
actually were muslims nobody knows this is new cutting edge information because when we read our history books we don't see that we have one of the great stories here in mississippi in a place called natchez mississippi we have the story of our prince abdul-rahman ybor he he was an african muslim prince and scholar came out of the area around cambio and he was actually slave to matches for over 40 years and we have that story but but you're a combination of all these things that's unique here to the to the deep south function in africa american and muslim and why. why is it important to stress i mean in this exhibit in your work this missing link of islam in this in this makes the most important reason is that it's going to help the african-american to become a 1st class citizen am opposed to
a 2nd class citizen and this whole standing up for rights fight for freedom leaving the whole effort in america for reforming america and bringing america to respect its own constitution all blending is really was that's what makes me optimistic about the future. this corner of the exhibition is really interesting because you've goals real evidence of this link between islam and slavery in mississippi and it brought him of the man who was known as the prince among slaves who was sold into slavery for 40 years before winning his freedom and going to live as a free man in liberia and i understand that there are his descendants still living in the united states and i'm going to try and find them.
i now see that what's up the heart of the story of islam in america is the story of slavery and on this issue america was divided as early as the 770 s. some americans were calling for the abolition of slavery one of these thomas jefferson proposed forming a colony in africa to take freed slaves but it wasn't until 863 after the civil war that slavery was finally abolished with it came the economic collapse of the southern states which depended on slaves the big plantations fell to ruin and $2000000.00 freed slaves headed for the northern cities. for those who stayed behind life remained brutal well into the 20th century lynching and murder where every day facts of life african-americans across the south. african-americans have been telling me that here in mississippi a place and i've always associated with prejudice they can now be muslim without prejudice and that this is an essential part of being
a muslim in america the fight against prejudice and the struggle to be free and it was in pursuit of this struggle that in the early part of the 20th century millions of african-americans abandoned the south and they headed north which is where i'm going next. i'm catching the night train to chicago following in the footsteps of millions of freed slaves to the city by the promise of jobs in the factories and stockyards. with the hope of living a life free from prejudice but they did have another option to sail from liberia the colony america established for free to slaves in africa. it was a stark choice scratch a living in america's ghettos will build
a nation from scratch the muslim prince ibrahim of mississippi put a collar told me about was among the 1st to sail from liberia where he dreamt of establishing islam but the early settlers encountered little bit disease and hardship and prince ibrahim barely saw the completion of the 1st settlement before he died. martin liberia has suffered a succession of civil wars and feeling the last of these was abraham's great great great great grandson who's turned this story on its head he fled wall to liberia to find freedom in america his name is optimist game. that i wanted civil war started in liberia i came to this country and it was just a sheer says on earth and in my whole country's history that i spent hours in the library just trying to find. the history of the mississippi to liberia and then a defined oh yes there was a ship there was a ship manifesto and along a ship in the form of great ground by this name his name was abu.
or he was one of the sons of. remodel who was and was a prince but also clearly by his name a muslim a muslim was very important to realize that your own astute sons he understood medicine and that for me was like winning the lottery on the rare amazing roots in reverse to come from africa. from africa. refuge enough for chicago us a place intellectual place for me is spiritual home for me in above all it has one of the largest collection of books in africa one norway in africa it's right here in chicago how importance was that up to you relative was a muslim this country has to understand its roots especially when it comes to african-american is an islamic groups african-american shoe not seen as just a religion it is a heritage and
a good thing about it people respect each other here you know in the midst of all of this is diversity so that's something that you've got what has that we will say shills what it means when people in. all march. artemus has a good point chicago is culturally very diverse and it has a launch muslim community big enough to justify this celebration of arab culture it's the 2nd year running the city celebrating its links with the middle east for those from the slaves who fled the south a little over 100 years ago the transformation of this city so would be unbelievable. african-americans came to chicago as parts of one of the largest human migrations of the 20. centry they were leaving the segregated and racist south in search of a new life in what many hoped would be a promised land and it was out of this experience that was born the 1st american
muslim movement and it was known as the nation of islam. in the 1930 s. a radical idea began to spread through the cities of america the idea that white people were irredeemably evil form a cornerstone of the nation of islam you see ology combined islam and black nationalism the nation's message appeal to african-americans who fled the bigotry of the south of the 1950 s. the nation had around 100000 members led by in large. part. by. the would gave the nation some credibility were high profile members including the boxer caches clay who took the name. and the radical charismatic activist malcolm x. in the present situation don't know the political power. that they can put in the white
house where they can take them. but in 1965 after leaving the movement malcolm x. was assassinated defection sawed off to a larger mohamed died most of the membership converted to mainstream islam. i'm on a bit of a pilgrimage south of chicago to meet a man who's had a profound effect on the story of islam in america he's the son of a lie john muhammad but he led the largest single conversion to mainstream islam that america has ever seen. on the counting the cost the trump doctrine cherubs 1st negotiate 2nd benefits as the global economy slows. what was behind fee its attempt to. with run out and the shipping line that's going green counting the cost on al-jazeera. it was dilute the futuristic bullet train that 1st drew me to japan in those 2 decades
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al-jazeera news hour in half an hour with me of course you can follow those stories on our website at al-jazeera dot com do stay with us rewind is next. a mom wallerstein mohammed lives modestly here in chicago he became the head of the nation of islam when his father in larger mohammad died in 1975 wallenstein persuaded most of the nation to adopt mainstream islam and he changed the nation's name to the world community of islam in the west there were some very startling night is. here and tell us about some of the it was a myth to destroy we had a myth of the origins of the white race as the grafted there were the bagmen you know as mandela you know and the black and black people were gods and the whites were devils and exactly exactly but what made you break with the nation of islam
that it didn't it didn't take nothing but a child's brain for me to do that out about 11 or 12 when i was sad that there was wrong then you became a sunni muslim well i don't make a big deal of mass only in cia you know when i lay my mainstream most and you became a mainstream muslim in years and really the importance of it how it would affect not only muslims but christians to. it was not realized ballasts in 1905 in what way was it important turning that means a lack of nationalists movement as extreme as ours believing what we believe in the race if you could make a 180 degree turn and join the muslims of the world good christians and of the good people of this earth it's amazing when you look from the middle east to europe thinking of america as a bad place to be a muslim it's like living in the belly of the beast now heard that how would you
say that life is like for people well we know things that happened to make america peer ugly in the eyes of citizens of this country and that is a world that if we can see america the beautiful that has advanced against america the ugly successfully. then i'm sure that we would recognize that america is the most fertile soil we have for x. dabbous religion in our future for our children grandchildren and children to come and then my journey across america if i want to find america the beautiful. where will i find that kind of things should i look for the concept of citizenry how citizenry it is that race. in the constitution the united states based upon the equality of man and i feel very strongly that the founding fathers envisioned. a
world that would welcome muslims and others from across the waters not only christians. there seems to be an incredible transformation in only 30 years ago chicago was the most racially divided city in america it had a white supremacist movement and a black separatist movement it saw some of the worst racial violence in the entire country i'm amazed what i'm hearing from people like alta mess and wallerstein and it seems chicago is becoming much more at ease with its own diverse population it's a rich city where life is improving on many fronts better public education karma race relations and overall the crime statistics show a big improvement. but there is still a dark side to the city because even though the city has cracked down and arrested gang leaders gang violence is getting worse i've been here for 3 days and 9 people
have been killed in gang warfare. islam has made huge gains in chicago which is home to the largest number of african-american muslims in the u.s. 30 years ago they had only one mosque today they have more than 40 to choose from now islam has a new battle to win trying to loosen the hold the gangs have on chicago's south side this. i'm heading to the south side to visit the city's 1st halfway house for muslim x. prisoners its aim is to provide an alternative to life in the gangs the man who runs this project has served 12 years for murder like many ex offenders he converted to islam in prison his name is. rafi peterson. we used to go in the cook
county jail division 11 which is in the like maximum security and then. we sing so many brothers we did that for like 6 years and then we seen so many brothers coming home and going right back right we realized that we needed so attention to food and most being must have been very high and for a lot of you've known as if you come back and you go to make money you go to make ends meet not only that remember a lot of brothers that converted to islam and institutions. they were other than their institutions so we know that you have to have an environment here for the brothers to get a foothold when they get out and so we want to national housing service to look my you know i know you got some houses. can we get one right and he said i know a good one you can have what we have and a lot of problems with you know we can do a little bad way when you 1st saw this was goofy everywhere and here this is again
the gang house it was boarded up you know and the neighbors and stuff with afraid to say and thinking what are you to call the police on these guys the neighborhood is feeling the benefits of this project but that's no rule it's having a positive impact on new still in prison. and you know to see more more i mean african-americans coming to islam i mean especially in in prison. they already have it in the south they need somebody to bring it out. so fast they see it and they might see over night that you know. this whole free house is a calm sensor in a neighborhood torn up by gun violence and rafi is not content to let murder and mayhem thrive on his tombstone. right here the sound guy with the right. you're going to drop a brother right here and they shot him in the. this is
a very you have the. book in fast and they're. up this street here ok say it's 88000 young people between the ages of 8 to 25 in this general area that we live in west a lot of. subsidies in them down the street i don't want to go down there specially to cam in a car this morning his own sound if you look down the street to street look like a ghost see on the policy board same thing down this way. having to drop fast also. known him 6 you don't want to take you up 6 meters i mean you're living right now also so you soon know a lot of people they you know they know a lot of the brothers and even a lot of the brothers of the tribes they don't like what i'm doing but they know i'm a do with i got to do it weeks ago they killed a brother. the best the store that they broke in on the corner they shot that place up the one thing that they did when they locked up all the the real gang chiefs in
chicago they destabilize all of the gangs now there's no one individual who can come to me like you used to back in the day and say man they got control of the whole you know there's a madison vibe or me they gotta do what they gotta do this obama album. not you know could i understand what that thing is that you want to turn people away you've got to turn into a song. and of course what rafi is trying to tie in this neighborhood towards is islam. what do you think roughie here in chicago would do you think islam is place in america i mean is it a growing one as you go to a healthy future or not i think that islam can be the cure to america ills if it's openly aseptic islamic cannot down barriers because we as muslim we spoke to be the best for humanity and i think islam in america has the opportunity to really teach and show that that's what we are and that we can be. i have to admit i've
come to america with my own prejudices and misconceptions i thought that being muslim in america was a story of widespread fear discrimination and stereotyping but in the short time i've been here what i'm hearing from muslims is about opportunity constitutional rights and due process about having a stake in this country and being made to feel that they belong and as i travel across america what i want to find out is whether these ideas define not only what it means to be a muslim in america what it actually means to be an american muslim. and i'm getting the message that a great deal of what it means to be an american muslim is understanding your constitutional rights and how you go about being
a good citizen and it's in washington the nation's capital where i'm hoping to learn about citizenship the law of the land and the influence of islam in fact in something that would come as a huge surprise to most of us amongst the founding fathers one of the greatest thomas jefferson had his own koran in full knowledge and of islam's contribution to world civilization and one of the most famous monuments in the american capital over there is dedicated to him. a big part of the legacy of thomas jefferson in the founding fathers is freedom of expression it means a lot to americans including american muslims one of the most radical ways you can indulge this freedom is on stage through comedy. i mean washington d.c. about to get a lesson in free speech at a comedy club show you love the routine nicholas berg's generation pakistani muslim woman she just won naked like one whose mom in america nicholas won
a national talent competition and became an overnight star my parents lied when they came to this country they told everyone they were pakistani muslim immigrants so that i wouldn't have to grow up with the stigma of being known as hawaiian. i. think this is my mom that when ation of easter to me and my sister's 2 story. oh east. this christ will come back from the dead. and he will give all of the good days in the night. you know i mean. i make stitch. on the east the jesus christ will come out of the gate. and if he does not see his shadow.
it will be 6 more weeks of chile i. think that you're going to distribute. that in the. end there's always a mixed bag of reaction and i mean there are some that really feel as though it is imminent you know there are those you know and there are others who just sort of take it in stride and what do you think i mean when you when you say you but you know you what your heritage is in some ways comedy is a way to disown people up down. a little easier for people to handle some of the muslim terrorist take the jokes when you're made you know like 6 i need to see you know i get totally different then you know a guy with a big beard in appears to look at a woman is it made sort of all the comics suddenly jump in there as well one thing to sort of talk about iraq you know yeah they were mixed as a whole tend to be
a little more political and. and you have jumped into the mix in terms of taking liberties with making fun. of me a sonic religion a little bit more than in the past opening up the conversation putting a stereotype on the table that was a mess and so way to break it down for you. i mean when i do 3rd of the federal typing and tell a cab driver job like that and and my mom calling in to him you should get people about the contribution that american muslims have made going to me we have the most educated we've got the high class people really. part of ruby's act is offending people and she's very good at it if she wants to say that jesus gives chocolate to children she can but the principles that underpin this freedom go way beyond providing material for comedians they provide the basis for the nor of this land and guarantee freedoms than
a carved in stone. congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press all the rights of people to peaceably assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances when people talk about the fundamental freedoms in shrines in the american constitution this is what they're talking about the 1st amendment and it's the reason why so many american muslims have been talking to me about the american constitution because it is they are free to practice their religion as muslims and they are free to speak their mind unlike so many muslims in muslim countries around the world and if anybody tries to oppress them in this country they can seek justice from the american government the fundamental freedoms guaranteed under islamic law and not far from these american ideals and that's amazing when you realize the koran predates the constitution by
a 1000 years and there is evidence in washington that suggests america knows it's indebted to islam for its own citizens inalienable rights to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. this is the supreme court in washington now we can't get into film because they're actually in session but what i wanted to show you is a free means which is in the room where the chief justice is actually sits and dispense justice. this frees pays homage to the ideas and principles that have inspired the american legal system and one of the foundation documents represented in this freeze is the koran. and in the nation's capital there are a few other references to islam largely unknown rarely seen the thomas jefferson building contains the library of congress the oldest cultural institution in washington which was completed in the 19th century around the dome of the reading room is a mural meant to represent the nations and ideas that contributed most to american
civilization and it might come as a surprise to historians that amongst the ideas represented here is islam. beneath this great meeting congressman keith ellison who i came across at the start of my journey in minneapolis so he tell me about when you took your oath of office because it was a copy of the koran and not just any copy but that was on this qur'an that we have right here before us and you know in fact on which is a 2 volumes it has the initials t.j. inscribed right here thomas jefferson and so you know we said this was your reaction when you found of the one of the founding fathers had his own copy of the koran i was gobsmacked. there was a huge head it was international. i didn't have much appreciation for why it would be a big deal that a muslim of the elect of the united states congress i thought the issue was going to be color. and i thought wow we've really made some great strides in terms of
racial justice when people don't care that i'm black anymore they're just they're just exudes or dark about religion but do you think keith that for all the grassroots activism in the muslim community that at a national level the fact is that most americans are still afraid of islam americans i think are subject to fear just like any people in the world but i think this is deeply rooted tolerance in people and we've been to a moment a civil rights movement we've been through all kinds of social change movements all marching the country toward a greater level of equality and i think people are just not ready to try to cut anybody out of the deal but the fact is in the european context it's what it means to be a brit or a norwegians fairly tightly defined they would look like in what it means to be. yours you're certain colors certain cultures certain faith yes but in america cultures all colors our face even the most conservative american does not question
my authenticity as an american you know we oppose social orthodox i mean hierarchies and economic iraqis we're not saying we have social justice have been here we don't but but the fact is we don't question our authenticity as americans. on this journey i've met muslims who've made me rethink my prejudices about america muslims here realize something the rest of the world and possibly other americans have forgotten this country was born out of a revolutionary moment settlers 1st came here fleeing religious persecution they overthrew a colonial monarchy they based their constitution on the ideals of the french revolution and radical thinkers like tom paine john locke and yes the prophet muhammad. but there's a much more recent moment in american history that has come to define america's relationship with islam.
they. look out over her. thinking about america's relationship with islam like everybody else i'm joined immediately to one city in one moment and the events of september the 11th 2001 in new york city changed that relationship between america and islam forever. and it must also have had an impact on american muslims for mohamed was with the new york city fire department on 911 will muslims like me then you know who died and some that died definitely muslims died there you know trying to help. james he
was the army's muslim chaplain at guantanamo prison. i was being accused of espionage spying and aiding the enemy now these are capital crimes in which military prosecutors even threaten me with the death penalty. they're a distinctly american from of islam is emerging in the off the mouth of 911 our backs going to believe something unique is happening here the boys of the muslim woman has not been heard throughout the 1400 years of islamic history now we need to hear from the women and it's only when you live in america that you are empowered to go forward with your idea of. islam in america from 2008 as we know a lot has happened says globally with the rise of by. and in america itself where
terrorism has returned to american soil and president trump has introduced a travel ban which seems to many to target muslims so 10 years on what is the position of islam in america it's a reality the political analysts who lives and works in the united states and she joins us now rula thank you very much so you moved to the u.s. in 2009 during that time what as a muslim what have you seen that has changed for muslims in america and i realize it's a broad question that one of the things that stick out to you well a lot of things changed we see a major shifts in islamophobia and attacks against muslims in 20152016 it's not a coincidence that the f.b.i. report about hate crimes islam a full big hate crimes in america skyrocketed in those years by far much more than in 2001 after 911 i just want to remind you that immediately after the election
president trump banned 6 countries 6 muslim countries and it looked like a persecution religious based persecution of one group based on the actions of individuals that are carried in pakistan maybe afghanistan iraq and elsewhere he went on to attack in the 1st muslim mayor subject on immediately in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in london singling him out he didn't attack the mayor of barcelona after the attack or the mayor of any other city but he single out said it can't because it is muslim and his brown this is the platform. on which he campaigned and his governing now so where are the voices of people that would traditionally be allies to push back against this type of dangerous rhetoric that sometimes also crosses over into violence where are those voices. i mean there are breyer voices
we have some. muslim voices in america whether they are intellectuals like razor. and others but 3 they we are in minority we are underrepresented in the political arena and in the media i mean i am the only one that gets invited invited to c.n.n. and on b.b.c. and to others to explain why this rhetoric is so dangerous and it was it was used before remember europe in the thirty's when you go to the holocaust museum it's clear if thouse you and it's written in the wall the holocaust did not start with the killing it started with words with violent words it started with politicians dividing people with them versus us it started with them and ising an entire group of people and criminalizing them and then that pave the way for the killing and for the gas gas chambers remember president bush after $911.00 pushed this narrative of
them versus us either you are with us or them that means if you challenge his views or his policies and decision then you are a terrorist and your label as a terrorist and many liberals jumped on that vaga. a just want to remind you that president obama and he was elected the 1st accusation the burger movement that led and paved the way for trump to win the election what was he accused off of being a secret muslim that he is a corrupt a muslim and america is fighting a monster today that is called the country off white supremacy is basically the pure race and in the name of the pure race every minority is an enemy and that will be the final word rula jebreal thank you so much for joining us thank you for having me. that is it from us join us again next week and do check the rewind page it's al jazeera dot com for more films from this series and resell carrie thank you for joining us.
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asif ali zardari is arrested on corruption charges still sleeping. hong kong's leader says a planned extradition mall won't be changed despite large protests and a call for even more. germany's top diplomat visits to iran saying a european payment system designed to get around u.s. sanctions is almost ready. and the calls in india convict 6 hindu members over the rape and murder of a muslim girl. over the sports including fieri sebastian vettel is set to launch an appeal after a penalty cost him a win at the canadian from. going to the news on pakistan's former president asif ali zardari has been arrested on corruption charges. was little media say that his arrest
as part of a money laundering investigation so daryn has denied the allegations and has pakistan people's party says the case is politically motivated we're going live to islamabad shortly for more but 1st charlotte dallas tells us more about the diaries history. asif ali zardari married into politics in 1987 at 32 years old his wife been asea bhutto became prime minister the following year the 1st woman to lead a muslim majority nation. the diary had a privileged upbringing he followed his wife into public office and climbed the ranks of the pakistan's people's party founded by her father. but he faced allegations of corruption and his reputation suffered sadar he was arrested for extortion in 1960 years later on suspicion of ordering the assassination of benazir his brother in the political power struggle he was released from jail in 2004 and
moved to dubai. buso rose above the scandal becoming prime minister twice to her sesa nation in december 2007. with her son and chosen air below while still a teenager zahari returned to lead her pakistan's people's party. what has happened is incredibly tragic. and if we recognise that she is the one and she is it should be. in the following years adare pushed president pervez musharraf to resign and outmaneuvered rivals to replace him he lasted the full 5 year term the 1st president to do so. controversially supported the u.s. and its if it to win the war in afghanistan helping former president barack obama launch an assault on the taliban inside pakistan the domestic support eroded as
attacks increased and after the severe flooding of 20 team and criticism grew the following year in response to the u.s. operation inside pakistan that killed osama bin laden. with public support at record lows he chose not to run for reelection in 22 shane leaving office with words of reconciliation for his rival prime minister nawaz sharif i don't. i want to make a promise to not wash that we will not let others we can you we will support every step that you take forward we will support you in the fight against the forces which are trying to weaken pakistan and who don't support democracy and want to do the politics of guns rather than vote. is some below the pakistan people's party in the next elections and 20. 4 the party did not come to power. you became members of parliament continue their families influence in pakistani politics.
as our correspondent to pakistan joins us from islamabad let's just begin with the charges that have been brought against the former president and what he's facing. well in this particular. bank. 4.4000000000 drippy. tactic according to deny and accountability. for use by a project on people's. money. would go to a member of a nationalist family have been facing trial in the national guard had. made. them however de corps denied them the extension of that we've already expected it did not come out just
a day however it happened at a time when the new government is about to announce a new budget and they have of course the opposition had been warning that they were in rage. again mr emraan car and order in order to bring him down so indeed their timing may be something that people are maybe talking about what it already expected that methodology it will be enacted. the important thing to now it has. to be taken into custody indeed the politics. despite these charges because mrs adare has been charged with sort of money laundering and extortion but never really convicted as such is the national accountability bureau which. you might say full speed against politicians it's believed all corrupt. absolutely if you look into it imran khan has been promising that he wants to clean up august on the
political system especially of corruption he promised that he will not compromise on this particular issue and so you can expect other leaders also to be as stated there are cases against the former prime minister now why should he have brought their shot by shot in full i just returned from london outgoing prime minister of pakistan and the buggers on people's party as well as the outgoing prime minister mr khan abbasi from the pakistan muslim league on the watch and he has also been facing these charges so we do expect the need to also be taken into custody by the national guard to believe the bureau so no donated however it should be remembered that we have heard a. statement from his political party political. and so we don't see a reaction coming out. within the next few days the opposition really tried to
muster their strength and come out on the streets against this new government of imran khan. events with you from buckets and for the moment thank you. phony showdown is looming over hong kong's plan for a proposed extradition will chief executive. so curry says she won't be swayed by sunday's large protests and has got the backing of beijing but protest leaders are calling people to take to the streets ago. reports from. they came and they marched more than 1000000 people crammed hong kong streets. protesters were united in their anger over the proposed extradition laws that could see fugitives here sent to mainland china for child. despite the size of his turnout the city's chief executive says the planned your change will not be scrapped now we will continue to do the communication and explanation there is fear in the 2 america to be gained by
2 or delaying the bill it will just cause more inside and divisive news in society opposition centers on suspicion that fugitives extradited from hong kong won't get a fair trial in mainland china human rights groups are leading the campaign the pro-democracy legislators want the bill show right now kerry lima said through the incredible any leader with the right mind facing a protest involving more than 1000000 people with metro have agreed to think over the issue but the city's chief executive says the government is duty bound to push ahead it's been fast tracked through the legislative council but the government hoping for a vote before the end of the month this is a very important piece of legislation that will help to all hold justice and also ensure that hong kong will fulfill the international obligation interim soft cross boundaries and transnational crimes. but it's reignited anger in hong kong sunday's
largely peaceful rally ended in ballots and police tried to place protesters outside government headquarters a few 100 of those demonstrating rammed middlebury into place. barricades they retaliated with mortar rounds and pepper spray the drop law will be read a 2nd time in the city's legislative council on wednesday more protests are expected from both sides in a city where dipping divisions refuse to subside sarah clarke al-jazeera hong kong beijing is accusing outsiders of whipping up the protests is our china correspondent adrian brown well from beijing's perspective hong kong has become a haven for criminals which is why it supports plans for a new extradition bill and on monday the foreign ministry spokesman confirmed that the central government supports car alarms efforts in that regard but also warned of external intervention in hong kong's internal affairs but he wouldn't elaborate
on what he meant by that he also appeared to dispute the figure that more than a 1000000 people took part in sunday's rally and protest saying he preferred to believe the figure of the hong kong government that no more than 240000 people had participated but the message he wanted to get over again and again was that beijing supports kerry. firstly the central government will continue to firmly support the government of the hong kong special administrative region to push forward the amendments of the extradition bill secondly china is strongly opposed to any external interventions in hong kong's legislative affairs state controlled media has largely ignored the events in hong kong but the china daily newspaper which tends to reflect government thinking carried an editorial on monday which blamed foreign forces for what it called the chaos in hong kong saying the people of hong kong had been hoodwinked the foreign ministry spokesman also had another message he
said that hong kong's freedoms would continue to be protected by china. well hong kong's official standing is unique let's just run through how things work legally and politically since its handover from british rule to china in 1997 officially it's a semi autonomous region in china it's led by a chief executive who functions like a prime minister but is chosen by a 1200 member committee made up of mainly pro beijing politicians and business leaders china describes it as a one country 2 systems principle hong kong has executive legislative and independent judicial power under what's called the basic law but communist party leaders in beijing have the power to interpret and he pulls their own way and the law is the former chairwoman of the democratic party she's calling on the international community to continue exerting pressure on hong kong's leaders. the city is split to ascend there are those who are on the side of a j.