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Aired September 21, 2012 - 16:00   ET



Tonight on Connect the World, Pakistan's day of love turns deadly.

ANNOUNCER: Live from CNN London, this is Connect the World with Becky Anderson.

ANDERSON: Well, the government called for a holy day and a holiday to honor the Prophet Mohammed. Tonight on this show, a Pakistani diplomat defends that decision after a wave of violence and anti-western protests.

Also on this show.


IVAN WATSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: I'm Ivan Watson in Istanbul. As a court sentences hundreds of acting and retired senior military commanders to prison in a court case that marks a dramatic reversal in the balance of political power in Turkey.


ANDERSON: And shrugging off a map app fiasco...


CROWD: 3, 2, 1...



ANDERSON: iPhone fans get their hands on the latest model.

Right. I'm Becky Anderson for you, just after 9:00 in London.

Protests across the Islamic world on Friday against an anti-Muslim film produced in the United States and in the cartoons portraying the Prophet Mohammed published in a French magazine. 15 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in violent uprisings across Pakistan.

Now the government there declared Friday a national holiday calling it a day of love for the prophet. Cinemas were set on fire in Peshawar and in Karachi. And many U.S., German, and French businesses and consulates were closed.

Well in Bangladesh, demonstrators burned a Barack Obama labeled coffin draped in the U.S. flag.

Muslims in Sri Lanka also burned effigies of U.S. president.

Relatively small protests have been held in Lebanon, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Well, some of the day's most extreme action has been in Pakistan. CNN's Reza Sayah has been on the frontline with protesters in Islamabad where police blocked access to the diplomatic area as crowds gathered nearby. This is his report.


REZA SAYAH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: So at this point, it's basically a free-for-all. What you see is these protesters just teeing off with objects, sticks, stones, and police just holding up their shields and blocking the objects.

OK, now police officers are starting to throw rocks, and I think it's time for us to move back a little bit.

Now, what often gets lost in these dramatic pictures is the actual numbers, how many people are here. And if you do a quick count, there's no more than at most 400, 500 people here.

We had to make a run for it because police fired off several canisters of tear gas. We had difficulty seeing and breathing, so we came back here to where there's a rally taking place.

Here's what we observe, a lot of the protesters who are throwing objects, sticks, stones, they're young men, teenagers many their 20s. You see them with this mischievous smile, and you get the impression that they're not offended by any anti-Islam movie, that they're getting a rush out of facing off with police.

And then you see some of the signs, the chants against the U.S. government, against the NATO supply routes, and, again, that is a sign that this is more than just about an anti-Islam movie.

There's a lot of anger about U.S. foreign policy, the occupation of Afghanistan. And a lot of people here will tell you that what's boiled over is this deep-seated anti-American sentiment that's been here in Pakistan for a very long time.


ANDERSON: Reza Sayah reporting for you.

Earlier, I spoke to the Pakistani high commission to the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan and I asked him that surely his government should have known that calling a public holiday in the name of love for the Prophet Mohammed would end in angry protests. This is what he said.


WAJID SHAMSUL HASAN, PAKISTANI HIGH COMMISSIONER TO UK: It was reasonably planned as a mass protest day by the opposition parties, religious parties. And they appealed to the government to join them. So in joining them, government announced that it will be a national holiday and everybody should join this protest and express their resentment over this documentary which has been blasphemous against the Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, and that was the reason.

ANDERSON: And that I do totally understand. I just wonder whether some might think the that the Pakistan government was pandering to perhaps, it's difficult to say, but perhaps a lowest common denominator here.

When the Tunisian, government, for example, is temporarily banned Friday protests for fear of violence.

HASAN: Well, we couldn't do that, because we are all literally in the mat because of our support to the American west and we couldn't afford another sort of backlash. So we had to. And of course whether it's the government is in the government or outside the government, one felt really hurt over this documentary.

ANDERSON: Part of Reza Sayah says in his report, or at least eludes to, are some of the other reasons for violence, not just the protests against this video, but unemployed youth, economic poverty, general anti- western feeling around foreign policy vis-a-vis the U.S. Would you buy the fact, and this is more than just horror over what they've seen in this film, if any of them have on YouTube?

HASAN: Well, YouTube is (inaudible) which everybody can watch. And now they're banned in Pakistan. You gave other reasons like unemployment. There's unemployment there. And the immediate cause of unemployment is war on terror, because our industries have been shut down, there's a power shortage...

ANDERSON: Oh, come on, you can't blame all of that on the war on terror.

HASAN: Yeah, yeah, let me tell you, we spent $68 billion on war on terror.

ANDERSON: And you're propped up by the U.S.

HASAN: No, we are not. Not that way. The U.S. gives us (inaudible $4.7 billion over five years.

ANDERSON: So make your point, then. Make your point, then.

HASAN: Yeah, that's what I say, that we have spent from our own resources and we are neglecting education, we have neglected health care, we have neglected - we have neglected infrastructure in the country. We couldn't really augment our power (inaudible)


ANDERSON: Pakistani high commissioner to the UK. Our regular guest, I've got to say on this show speaking to me earlier.

Our top story this hour here on CNN, violent protests in Pakistan leave over a dozen people dead as a U.S. film that insults the Prophet Mohammed continues to fuel anger throughout the Muslim world. You're watching Connect the World on CNN with me, Becky Anderson live out of London. Nine minutes past 9:00 for you.

Still to come, why hundreds of former Turkish military could be spending the rest of their lives in prison.

Find out what Aung San Suu Kyi had to say about working with the generals who were once her jailers.

Plus, Apple's iPhone 5 stirs up crowds and controversy across the world. We're going to show you how and why after this.


ANDERSON: You're watching CNN. This is Connect the world. I'm Becky Anderson. Welcome back.

Now, a Turkish court has sentenced dozens of military officers to 20 years in prison for plotting to overthrow the government. What's going on? CNN's Ivan Watson joins us now from Istanbul.

Intriguing, Ivan. Explain.

IVAN WATSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: This was a massive case, Becky. 330 acting and retired senior military commanders were found guilty today of a failed plot to overthrow the elected Turkish government. And this is cementing what has already been a historic shift in the balance of political power here in Turkey over the last five to 10 years. The military were once untouchables who had the final say on a lot of political decisions that the government made. The military overthrew at least four civilians governments in the last 50 years. And now you have hundreds of commanders sentenced to prison for sentences for up to 20 years.

Some of their relatives emerged from this courthouse that was set up at a remote prison in tears, some people actually collapsing in shock that it appeared the maximum penalty had been given to these people for again a failed coup plot. And there has been a lot of criticism that there appeared to be some fabricated evidence in this case.

Critics are calling it a political witch hunt of the enemies of the civilian government here. Supporters of this trial are saying it's a very strong message that the military can never dabble in political affairs here in Turkey ever again - Becky.

ANDERSON: Ivan Watson there for you on the ground. Ivan, thank you for that.

Let's get a look at some of the other stories that are connecting our world tonight. And thousands more people have taken to the streets in Georgia to demand the prosecution of high level officials linked to prison abuse scandal. Now you may remember graphic video showing the rape and abuse of prisoners which sparked outrage after it was shown on national television on Tuesday night. The arrests could mean trouble for the president Mikhail Saakashvilis' party which faces elections next month.

The man who filmed the violence told CNN about the ordeal.


VLADIMER BEDUKADZE, FORMER PRISON GUARD (through translator): While working in prison I used to witness beating of prisoners, torture of prisoners, humiliation of prisoners on an everyday basis.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You witnessed over several years these terrible abuses, you even filmed these abuses. Did you not ever consider at any point to step in to try and stop them?

BEDUKADZE (through translator): I was trying in every way to prevent the tense situation, the insanity that was taking place. But my position did not allow me to have any real influence.


ANDERSON: South African authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the expelled ANC youth leader Julius Malema according to one of Malema's attorneys who also says (inaudible) have not been informed of the specific charges. Now Malema has been a fierce critic of the government during recent mine arrest and he's been accused of exploiting the striking miners' anger for his own political gain.

Opposition activists say at least 100 people have been killed across Syria today. Amateur video coming in to us here at CNN chose some of the utter devastation caused by the fighting believed to be the once thriving city of Homs. In an interview with Egypt's al Ahram magazine. President Bashar al-Assad said, and I quote, the door to dialogue is always open.

Mitt Romney has released his 2011 tax return online for everybody to see. So if you're interested you can log on and see it. The much awaited document shows that he paid a rate of 14.1 percent on his near $14 million of income.

The vice presidential candidate who has been criticized for paying a low tax rate on his higher than average income, but Romney was taxed mostly on investments. That income is simply be taxed about 15 percent. The Obama camp is calling for Romney to open his books for more than just the last two years to prove that his tax returns are completely above board.

A day of crowds and complaints as Apple launched its iPhone 5. Investors sent Apple stock to a record high, that's above $705 Friday because of slipped back into day trade, absolutely remarkable for Apple today. And fans of the iconic device queued up to get their hands on it. We met some of those outside Apple's flagship store in New York who had this to say.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Now take that headphone off the shelf. I'd rather have it all by myself. The other phones ain't got the new HD. Now everybody sing with me. I want that iPhone 5 today. I want that iPhone 5 today. I want that iPhone....


ANDERSON: Well along with the musical tribute, some grumbled over a map system that really lost its way. Jim Boulden shows us that part of the story in just a few minutes time. Stay with us for that.

A global symbol of progress, Aung San Suu Kyi praised by the head of the UN today in New York. Ban Ki Moon also applauded the Myanmar lawmaker's commitment to human rights.

Aung San Suu Kyi of course spent about 20 years under house arrest for political activism before her release almost two years ago.

Now during her U.S. tour, Nobel prize winner sat down with her colleague - or our colleague of course, Christiane Amanpour and declared she holds no ill will towards those who kept her, not behind bars, but under house arrest for so long.


AUNG SAN SUU KYI, MYANMAR OPPOSITION LEADER: I've never thought that what they did to me was personal anyway, it is politics. And if you decide to go into politics you have to be prepared to put up with this kind of - with these kind of problems. I - I like a lot of the generals. I'm rather inclined to liking people.


ANDERSON: A successful end to the space shuttle Endeavors final flight, it landed a short time ago in Los Angeles after a flyover in California bolted to the top of a jumbo jet.

Now Endeavor stayed fairly low so that folks on the ground get a good, old look, but soon viewers will be able to get up close when it's taken to its final destination which is the California science center in Los Angeles. That is truly the end of an era, isn't it?

You're watching Connect the World here on CNN. I'm Becky Anderson. Don't go away. When we come back, Tiger Woods off to a great start as he tries to putt his way to his biggest prize in golf. I'm going to take you live to the tour championships up next.


ANDERSON: Right, you're watching Connect the World live from London. I'm Becky Anderson. This is the point at which we take a look at the sports news of the day. And right now the PGA Tour's fulsome final playoff event is in its second round. The winner takes home $10 million. So it's all up to play for this weekend. A former FedEx Cup champion is putting together what is a quite magnificent round.

Patrick Snell who is not that character is at Atlanta's East Lake Gulf Club for the very latest. If it's not who, who is it he is putting together a good round, Pat?


You know, we have sizzling late summer temperatures here in Atlanta. Good afternoon from Georgia.

But talk about red hot form right now, from Jim Furyk, the 2010 winner here, Becky, absolutely on fire. Let's take you straight to the top of the leaderboard to show you exactly what I mean. And you can see the 2003 U.S. Open champion leading the way right now. He has just gone to 8 under par for the championship, that is 7 under for this round alone. Then we have the American veteran Bo Van Pelt at 6 under, a pair of Johnsons, Dustin and Zack, at 4 under. Matt Kucher and Tiger Woods as well both at 4 under par.

Well, let's reflect more now on this incredible round from Jim Furyk. I totted up just a few moments ago that he played the first seven holes in three. He took three on each of the first sven holes, quite amazing. And then he went four four for a front side of 29. His only blemish to date was a boogie at 13. Jim Furyk, Becky, looking well placed to go on and repeat what he did back two years ago.

ANDERSON: All right. That's a name we know, but a name perhaps everybody around the world will know is Tiger Woods. He was one of the first round leaders. And there was a lot of talk that he may just be on the way back. How is his second round going?

SNELL: That's right. Well, all the talk ahead of Wood's second round, Becky, is can he maintain it? We've seen him before in recent months particularly this year when he gets in front of a tournament he hasn't been able to go on and close the deal as he did when he was in his prime.

Now he went into Friday's second round at 4 under par. I can tell you he remains at 4 under par. He had a front side of 35 for the first nine. He's still very handily placed. He has recently had a double boogie at eight just before he made the turn. And the problem he's got now, Becky, is that he's falling behind some spectacular golf out there, players are shooting well below par this day. And right now he's four behind Jim Furyk and two behind Bo Van Pelt. So Woods has got a lot to do just to try and restore parity ahead of Saturday's third round, Becky.

ANDERSON: A double boogie makes him almost human, and I know he's not. But anyway, that makes me feel better about my golf. And I'm sure it makes you feel better about yours. Two more days to go for a great weekend of golf. Stick with CNN for the very latest from there. And catch the latest on Today's results. And Patrick returns in about an hour from now, that's world sport at half past 10:00 London time. They can work out the times wherever you are watching this show.

And tonight's parting shot, investors seem at least to love the new iPhone 5, but complaining fans weren't lost for words after the mapping system on Apple's direction device, well let me explain, just pretty much lost its way.

CNN's Jim Boulden shows us why he had to keep his wits about him as he ventured forth in London's West End.


SIRI: Turn left onto Lombard Street.

JIM BOULDEN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: After all the complaints that Apple's new mapping service does not live up to the Google Maps it replaces, I borrowed an iPhone with the new operating system iOS 6 and took it for a walk.

Our building, in fact, is in the right place, but down here the bar that closed here a year ago is still listed. Well, listed sometimes, sometimes this new place is listed. That's what is confusing.

That's part of the problem apparently. Apple is melding data from various sources. And some of it is just plain wrong.

It says here this is the cinema in Westfields in Stratford City. Clearly not here. In fact, the cinema is eight miles east of here.

Social media is full of examples of streets in wrong places or spelled wrong. Landmarks or towns missing. Airports in Irish farm fields. On and on and on.

Apple said in a statement that it appreciated all of this feedback it's getting from customers and that it's working hard to improve the map app.

Well, at least the Apple store on Regeant Street is in the right place. So what do enthusiasts lining up to buy an iPhone 5 have to say.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm not the least bit concerned because when I want to go to London and according to the newspapers today, it takes you to London, Ontario, that's of no great concern to me. I'm very - I'd be very happy to end up in London, Ontario.

BOULDEN: You can upgrade to iOS 6 with older iPhones and iPads as well.

No thank you for now, Apple, I'll stick to iOS 4. I love the phone, but I love Streetview as well.

Jim Boulden, CNN, London.


ANDERSON: We love Jim.

I'm Becky Anderson, that was Connect the World. Thank you for watching. This is a shortened Connect the World tonight. The world news headlines up after this short break for you.


ANDERSON: This is CNN, the world's news leader. The headlines this hour.

Unrest continues across the Islamic world because of some anti-Islam film and French cartoons, both portraying the prophet Mohammed. At least 15 people were killed in violent protests in Pakistan on Friday. There have been demonstrations across South Asia and, indeed, across the Middle East.

Tens of thousands of Libyans took the streets of Benghazi in two rival demonstrations. Anti-US protesters were met by a rally calling on the government to disband local militia. People carried "Save Benghazi" banners in protest against the powerful armed groups that many blame for last week's attack on the US consulate.

Families react with horror after a Turkish court sentences dozens of military officers to 20 years in prison for their alleged role in a 2003 plot to overthrow the government. The ruling marks a dramatic shift in the country's balance of power, where the military were previously thought to be untouchable.

South African authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the expelled ANC youth leader Julius Malema, that's according to one of Malema's, who also say she and her client have not been informed of the specific charges.

Those are the latest headlines from CNN, the world's news leader. From the team at CONNECT THE WORLD in London, it's a very good evening. "A Stand in the Sinai," a CNN Freedom Project documentary starts right now.