1. Leader of Italian separatist group the Northern League spoke at the gathering of Euro-skeptics and new libertarian parties in Koblenz on the day of Trump’s inauguration:
Matteo Salvini not only wants to leave the EU, but also wants to separate the productive north of Italy from the draining south.
2. Bouncer at a gay nightclub in Cologne stabbed by Iraqi asylum seeker
The attack occurred early Saturday morning at a gay nightclub in Cologne called Iron on Schaafenstrasse just over a mile away from the Cologne cathedral, which was the site of mass sex attacks on New Year’s Eve in 2015/2016. The 21-year-old Iraqi tried to gain access to the club with two of his friends, aged 17 and 21, Kölnische Rundschau reports.
After his 21-year-old friend was rejected by the bouncer for unknown reasons, the Iraqi migrant took out a knife and stabbed the 34-year-old in the back twice and then fled the scene. The migrant was later caught by police and has been arrested. It is likely he will be charged with assault and causing grievous bodily harm.
(The article lists others incidents involving migrants and nightclubs in Europe.)
3. The British tradition of the Changing of the Guard is being halted due to fears of terrorism
Windsor Castle has cancelled Changing the Guard ceremonies amid fears of a terror attack after devastating incidents in Berlin and Nice last year.
The longstanding tradition will no longer take place on Saturdays due to concerns over the possibility that jihadists could target the thousands of tourists who gather to enjoy the show.
It seems likely that one more event like the one on Parliament Hill in 2015 may prompt the Trudeau government to shut down this proud tradition in Canada as well.
4. Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary, met with President Putin to discuss the migration wave.
Orban stated, “The moral human thing is to make clear, please don’t come”.
5. Ahmed the clock faker's lawsuit against Ben Shapiro dismissed
“This is an excellent day for free speech,” Shapiro said. “Using law as warfare is perhaps the most disgusting tactic of politically correct activists across the country, and we couldn’t be more excited to stand up against such frivolous use of our court system. My initial comments suggested that false charges of Islamophobia only muddy the waters when it comes to policing actual dangerous activity, and I’m proud to fight back against such charges.”
The Rebel has followed this story since the start; visit AhmedTheLiar.com for more.
PLUS: It has been revealed that British soldier Ryan Lock killed himself to avoid capture by the Islamic State on December 21 last year. He was fighting as a volunteer with the Kurdish army.