Fareed Zakaria's WHY THEY HATE US encores TONIGHT at 9p ET on CNN/U.S. & CNN International
June 20th, 2016
04:03 PM ET

Fareed Zakaria's WHY THEY HATE US encores TONIGHT at 9p ET on CNN/U.S. & CNN International

CNN's Fareed Zakaria hosts a special, updated presentation of WHY THEY HATE US tonight on CNN/U.S. and CNN International at 9:00pm Eastern.

“Why do they hate us?” has been the question asked since the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago – and again in the wake of horrific attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida last week.  What makes seemingly ordinary people turn against America - and against their own countrymen - to commit murderous attacks?  Zakaria explores the roots of the rage – and challenges experts, religious scholars, policy influencers, and even those who say they want to kill us – for answers to whether America can do anything to stop the bloodshed.

Zakaria also explores why modernity is perceived by violent jihadis as a threat to Islam to be met with bloodshed – including violence against other Muslims – in a new editorial, "Why they hate us."

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July 24th, 2014
03:28 PM ET

CNN Exclusive: Turkish PM Erdogan sits down with CNN's Becky Anderson

In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson (@beckycnn), Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke about the situation in Gaza, calling it a “genocide by Israel.”

“Nazism, the Fascism that was applied by Hitler, if you put all these on the table just like that, you can see that what Israel does to Palestine, to Gaza right now, has surpassed what Hitler did to them,” Erdogan said. “We don't approve. We don't accept what Hitler did either, but right now, we do not accept this persecution, the massacre, the genocide by Israel. Hamas and Fatah are unified in respect of this two-state structure, and they've formed a national consensus government. Israel does not want this government to make progress, they want to break it up.”

Erdogan also accused Israel of being a “terror state,” saying the country’s operation in Gaza was “creating a wave of terror.” FULL POST


Topics: Becky Anderson • Connect the World • Egypt • Gaza • Israel • Turkey
January 2nd, 2014
03:47 PM ET

Brother of detained journalist talks to CNN's Hala Gorani

CNN's Hala Gorani (@halagorani) interviews the brother of Al Jazeera producer Mohamed Fahmy, who was taken into custody Sunday in Egypt by authorities who accused him of belonging to a terrorist group.

Speaking from Kuwait City, Adel Fahmy says accusations that his brother is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood are not true.

"These are extremely false accusations, could not be further from the truth. He's a very objective journalist, producer, reporter, and he's always taken pride in his job."


Topics: Egypt • Hala Gorani
July 12th, 2013
12:43 PM ET

Mohamed Morsy's son speaks exclusively to CNN

CNN's Reza Sayah (@sayahcnn) speaks to Osama Morsy, son of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy, about his father's ouster and what advice he gave him before he was taken into custody by armed forces.

“I asked him on a personal level – as his son – to remain defiant, and to move forward and not retreat in the face of the armed forces," says Osama Morsy. "The Mohamed Morsy that would back down or flee would be shameful to me.”

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Topics: Egypt
July 7th, 2013
02:55 PM ET

Muslim Brotherhood needs to learn that (democracy) is more than winning elections – Richard Haass on GPS

CNN's Fareed Zakaria welcomed Amr Darrag, founding member of former Egyptian President Morsy’s Freedom and Justice Party and Nabil Fahmy leader of the Doustor party, former Egyptian Ambassador to the United States, former U.S. National Security Adviser Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski (Carter Administration); Egyptian journalist and democracy activist Mona Eltahawy; Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations; Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal; and Harvard University professor Dr. Tarek Masoud to the Sunday, July 7 edition of Fareed Zakaria GPS.

CNN's Ben Wedeman updated the current state of affairs in the streets of Cairo.

Fareed's Take on the events in Egypt this week may be found here: http://on.cnn.com/1bgHjxv

The full transcript of this edition of Fareed Zakaria GPS may be found here.

Fareed Zakaria GPS airs Sundays at 10:00am ET on CNN/U.S. and at 3:00pm on CNN International.

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July 3rd, 2013
09:44 PM ET

.@AC360 Video: Egyptian opposition activist tells @andersoncooper that #Morsy's removal was not a coup

Tonight on AC360°, Anderson spoke with Ahmed El Hawary, an Egyptian opposition activist. El Hawary is asking for support from the international community and says Mohamed Morsy’s policies failed and his removal was not a coup.


Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • Egypt
July 2nd, 2013
09:18 PM ET

Morsi advisor to Amanpour: “there are millions of people in the streets respecting the democratic choice of the majority”

Tonight on CNN International's AMANPOUR, Christiane Amanpour interviewed the communications advisor for embattled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Sondos Asem.  Ms. Asem discussed why President Morsi will not step down from office voluntarily, despite enormous demonstrations across the country and calls for his resignation.

AMANPOUR airs weekdays on CNN International at 3:00pm and 5:00pm Eastern.  The full transcript for this edition of the program may be found here.

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January 11th, 2013
05:20 PM ET

The Situation Room: Exclusive Report from Egypt Airs, Sat., Jan 12

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer will present a one-hour special on his travel to Egypt and his exclusive, one-hour interview with Egypt’s first democratically elected leader, President Mohamed Morsy on CNN at 6 p.m. ET, Saturday, Jan 12. Blitzer spoke with Morsy at the presidential palace in Cairo about a wide range of topics including the Arab Spring, democracy in Egypt, his support for calls that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad be tried for war crimes saying, “…the Syrians want it and we support the Syrian people.” Pres. Morsy also told Blitzer on the democracy of Egypt, “Anyone can say from the opposition whatever they want for the sake of the interests of the nation and no one should be afraid of the opposition.

The one-hour special will air on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. ET on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on CNN and at 4 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET on CNN International. A full transcript of the program will be available on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sitroom.html.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

Highlights from the full interview:
•    Release of the blind Egyptian clericI want him to be free, but I respect the law and the rule of law in Egypt and the United States. What I am talking about isn't a violation." http://on.cnn.com/US68br
•    Democracy in Egypt, “I think our grandchildren will take it [freedom] for granted.  But we have been suffering together and then we’re moving together to the new position, real freedom, democracy, good welfare.http://on.cnn.com/XiiSaY
•    On the Arab Spring, “The Arab Spring will win over. And this area shall civilize. But of course, we can't work in isolation from the world. We love this world and we want to live in peace.” http://on.cnn.com/XldALN
•    Morsy wants al-Assad tried for war crimes, “This phase is the phase of the people,” Morsy said. “Similar to what the Egyptian people wanted, the Syrian people want it. And we support the Syrian people, and they're going to win, and they have the will to win.” http://on.cnn.com/URUe0f

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Behind-the-scenes photos from Wolf Blitzer's trip to Cairo. (Photo credit: CNN's Linda Roth)
January 9th, 2013
06:51 PM ET

Pres. Morsy: "The Arab Spring will win over. And this area shall civilize."

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on democracy, “Anyone can say from the opposition whatever they want for the sake of the interests of the nation and no one should be afraid of the opposition.” The two also discussed the Arab Spring and more. Highlights from the interview are after the jump; additional parts of the interview will continue to run this week on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on CNN and CNN International. A full transcript of the program will be available on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sitroom.html.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer”

FULL POST

January 7th, 2013
06:07 PM ET

Egyptian Pres. on the release of blind Egyptian cleric: “I want him to be free..."

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer sat down this past weekend in Cairo for an exclusive interview with Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsy. Egypt’s president said that he is planning to visit the United States, “before the end of the first quarter of this year.” During that visit, Morsy said he would like to speak with President Barack Obama about the release of the blind Egyptian cleric who was convicted in connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing: “I want him to be free, but I respect the law and the rule of law in Egypt and the United States. What I am talking about isn't a violation.” A highlight from the interview is after the jump and the full interview will continue to air this week on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on CNN and CNN International.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer”

Highlighted Excerpts from Full Interview
THIS IS A RUSH FDCH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. FULL POST

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