As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Montreal service for mosque attack victims
He left Tunisia for Canada, hoping for a better life. Instead, today in Montreal, a funeral was held for Abubaker Thabti — one of six people killed in the attack on the mosque in Quebec City. 

Fort McMurray Syrian refugees
A family of six Syrian refugees leaves a refugee camp in Jordan — and just hours after arriving in their new home in Fort Mac, becomes a family of seven. 

Women's March artist
An artist salutes the Women's March on Washington with a modern-day homage to Rosie the Riveter — and makes it to the cover of the New Yorker. 

Part Two

Bharati Mukherjee obit
The late author Bharati Mukherjee spent decades exploring what it meant to be an immigrant — and tonight, her husband — Canadian writer Clark Blaise — shares his memories. 

Texas mosque fire
After the only mosque in Victoria, Texas burns to the ground, local Jews and Christians step up to help the city's Muslim community. 

Part Three

Syrian lawsuit
It started with disturbing photographs, smuggled out of Syria by a defector. Now, those photographs have been used to launch an international criminal suit against the Assad regime. Almudena Bernabeu is the lawyer handling the case.

Eritrean smuggling trial
Italian prosecutors insist the man they've had in custody for eight months is an infamous human smuggler. But a mountain of evidence suggests they've actually arrested an innocent Eritrean refugee.   

Brain machine study
Scientists have developed a brain-computer interface that is used to read the thoughts of locked-in patients who are asked "yes" or "no" questions.