An excerpt from the translation below:
The man has now filed a partial confession. According to him, his goal was to infiltrate the Federal Office and gather information for an explosive strike on the main building in the Cologne district of Chorweiler. He is therefore being investigated because of the suspicion of the preparation of a serious state-endangering attack.
2. French presidential candidate François Fillon of the Republican Party pulls no punches about fighting back against the degradation of Western cultures, especially in France, by followers of Islam.
The speech is fantastic. But the question remains:
Is he trying to steal the energy of Marine le Pen or is he sincere? Looking at his political rhetoric from a few years ago, suggests this tack may not be sincere.
Comments at Youtube seem to suggest this is a ploy to take votes from the Front National.
3. The Bulgarian President goes into some logistics about moving massive amounts of illegal migrants to more secure facilities after the potentially lethal attack on Bulgarian security personnel, and the process for deportations.
Please see The Rebel's reporting on the migrant attacks against Bulgarian security personnel that led to this change in policy here.
(reenforcing existing laws on wearing a disguise in public will work better than making new laws)
The Dutch parliament voted on Tuesday to ban face veils in some public places, a law the government said was essential for security but which opponents said pandered to anti-Muslim sentiment.
The law, passed by the lower house but still requiring the senate's approval, bans veils and other items that hide the face such as ski masks and helmets, in places where identifying the wearer is considered essential, including government buildings, public transport, schools and hospitals.
Few women in the Netherlands wear face veils, but a ban has long been a demand of Geert Wilders' anti-Islam opposition Freedom Party which is leading in polls ahead of elections in March.
Ahead of the annual party meeting, Mr Najib said it was the responsibility of Muslims to support a plan by the rival Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party to push for the adoption of 'hudud', the Islamic penal code, that sets out punishments like amputation and stoning.
"We want to develop Islam," Mr Najib said in an interview with a pro-government broadcaster.
The worst part of Islamic law is not actually the grotesque and medieval punishments. It's the lack of due process. Crucify now, apologize never, whether she was guilty or not.
Sharia is also selectively enforced against non-Muslims. Women are not equal in any Western understanding of the term.
Also sharia empowers the average Muslim to apply lethal force when there is even a suspicion of someone, especially a non-Muslim, acting in a manner that challenges the total supremacy of Islam.
Thought crimes, speech crimes, and the handling of a Koran in a manner insufficiently deferential, can lead to the death of someone on a mere rumour.