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WPost: CNN Plans To Ask Bin Laden 6 Questions
By Ellen Nakashima
17/10/2001 12:15 pm Wed
Hampir semua soalan ini sudahpun dijawab oleh Osama Ben
Laden seperti yang disiarkan di KM2 (temuramah Ummat Daily).
Sepatutnya Bush yang perlu diserang dengan pelbagai persoalan.
Lagipun Bush dan Israel terbukti menyembelih umat Islam yang
tidak berdosa. Ramai pihak berpendapat Usama menyokong serangan
11 September lalu sedangkan apa yang dimaksudkannya bukanlah itu.
Robert Fisk (yang mahir berbahasa Arab) memberitahu ada banyak
mesej (intriguing matter) dalam kenyataan Usama itu... Usama
memuji tuhan kerana apa yang berlaku itu mempunyai banyak
pengajaran. Sikap Amerika yang menyerang Afghanistan secara
melulu tanpa bukti itu sudah cukup untuk menunjukkan siapa
yang sebenarnya suka melakukan keganasan. - Editor]
By Ellen Nakashima
CNN announced yesterday that it will submit six questions to Osama
bin Laden through al-Jazeera, a Qatar-based independent satellite
television network that has aired three video statements from bin
Laden and one of his lieutenants.
A person claiming to represent bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist
network approached al-Jazeera with a proposal that al-Jazeera and
CNN submit questions for bin Laden. Bin Laden, the alleged
mastermind of the attacks on New York and Washington, would reply
on videotape, anchor Wolf Blitzer said yesterday on CNN.
"By submitting our questions, we are making no commitment to air bin
Laden's response," Blitzer said. "We will look at the tape, if there is a
tape, and decide how much or how little to run. If we believe his
comments are not newsworthy, we will not run any of them."
CNN last week aired in its entirety a videotape of bin Laden
speaking that had been provided to al-Jazeera. Other networks also
ran excerpts. CNN also aired brief excerpts of two more tapes in
which an al Qaeda spokesman warned of more terror attacks.
White House national security adviser Condoleezza Rice
subsequently urged the major networks to show restraint in airing the
tapes. She called them propaganda and said bin Laden might be
using them to send coded messages to terror cells.
All the networks, including CNN, agreed not to air statements from al
Qaeda live or to run clips without screening or editing them.
Al-Jazeera approached CNN late last week, CNN spokesman
Matthew Furman said. Someone in Afghanistan who claimed to
represent al Qaeda contacted al-Jazeera, which has been reporting
live from inside Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, he said.
Blitzer stressed that CNN does not know where bin Laden is, whether
he is alive, how al Qaeda communicates with al-Jazeera or how
al-Jazeera plans to get the questions to bin Laden.
CNN submitted six questions, asking bin Laden to outline his and al
Qaeda's role in the Sept. 11 hijackings and subsequent anthrax
attacks. The network asked whether the hijackers received financial
support from al Qaeda or training at its camps. The network also
wants to know if bin Laden and his followers have chemical, nuclear
or biological weapons and whether they plan to use them.
CNN wants to ask bin Laden for a response to criticism from Muslim
and Arab leaders that there is "no justification in Islam" for the
attacks. Its final question is: "How can you and your followers
advocate the killing of innocent people?"
CNN wants to ask bin Laden for a response to criticism from Muslim and Arab leaders that there is "no justification in Islam" for the attacks. Its final question is: "How can you and your followers advocate the killing of innocent people?"
White House deputy press secretary Claire Buchan last night said,
"We have confidence that the networks will handle this responsibly."