1. Philippines: German hostage found dead, beheaded by Abu Sayyaf
2. CAIR objects to US representative Bennet’s questionnaire asking Muslims if they obey sharia edicts which violate US law
The facts that Islam instructs these behaviours is not contested. This video of a Montreal imam is from 2016:
3. Trump issues executive order mandating reports on “honour killings” committed by migrants
President Donald Trump’s executive order halting the importation of refugees from six terror-exporting countries also includes a section requiring the government to publicly release information on crimes committed by foreign nationals, including honor killings of women.
This lets the government “be more transparent with the American people and to implement more effectively policies and practices that serve the national interest,” the order states. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions must work together to provide the public with a report on foreign nationals charged with and convicted of terrorism-related offenses, including those who associate with or provide support to terrorist organizations.
4. Geert Wilders: “Islam might be dressed up as a religion…”
Potential Dutch leader Geert Wilders explains that the Koran contains more violent antisemitism than even Hitler’s manifesto Mien Kampf, and therefore should be banned in the Netherlands, as is Hitler’s book.
5. The Iranian navy’s latest confrontations with American, British vessels
The fast-attack vessels were headed on collision course with the formation, which also included US Navy ships.
The shocking incident was revealed today by a US official, who spoke under the condition of anonymity.
He said the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps had ignored calls to change their course, eventually coming within 600 yards of the British ships.
Iranian military vessels had a close encounter with a U.S. surveillance ship on Saturday in what U.S. officials tell CBS News was both an “unsafe” and “unprofessional” maneuver by the Iranians in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
CBS News’ David Martin reports that the USNS Invincible, which is outfitted with sonar to track submarines and radar to monitor missile tests, was transiting the Strait of Hormuz when it was forced to change its course to avoid a small group of Iranian Revolutionary Guard fast boats that had positioned themselves in front of her.