Canadian imam says "Islamophobia responsible for jihad attacks."
1. This Canadian imam claims that the jihadi who attempted a mass casualty attack last night in Strathroy, Ontario was motivated by, among other things, Islamophobia.
Some may remember this imam as the one who prosecuted TheRebel.media's Ezra Levant for publishing the so-called “Mohammed cartoons.”
One of the three British schoolgirls who made headlines last year when they fled their London homes to find husbands in the Daesh extremist group is believed to have been killed by a Russian airstrike, a British television channel reported Thursday.
3. Muslims sue Sterling Heights for denying application to build a mosque
Here are news videos from the day the Sterling Heights planning council voted unanimously to deny the building permit.
4. Rochester NY: Man Who Planned New Year's Eve ISIS Attack Pleads Guilty
A New York man accused of planning an ISIS inspired New Year's Eve machete attack in Rochester pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday and faces up to 20 years in prison, the Department of Justice said.
Emanuel L. Lutchman, 26, planned to kill diners at a local restaurant last New Year's Eve before he was arrested Dec. 30, authorities have said. Some of the people he'd discussed the attack with were working with the FBI.
Lutchman pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization and faces up to 20 years in prison and lifetime supervised release when he is sentenced on Nov. 15, the federal government said.
France's Housing Minister Emmanuelle Cosse has urged members of the French public to consider taking in a refugee, as asylum shelters cannot cope with the sheer numbers of individuals.The minister has said that the government would be offering incentives to the charities that could help set up housing situations between refugees and the public.To house 1,000 extra people, the government is willing to shell out €1,500 per refugee per year to any charity with the capacity to help find housing for 50 refugees or more.
Pro-Israel protesters arriving in Montreal yesterday (Wednesday) to protest a conference they see as anti-Semitic, were attacked by far-left activists.
The protest against the "World Social Forum" conference was organized by the Jewish Defense League (JDL) branch that focuses on countering anti-Semitism in Canada.
The background information for one of the events at the conference featured the claim that Zionism and "global capitalism" are behind the rise of ISIS - a combination of the old anti-Semitic trope that "world Jewry" controls all the banks and extreme Israel-hatred - accompanied by a caricature with distinct anti-Semitic characteristics.
One can hear a conversation between two men and the spree killer. “You a*****e, you wanker,” the neighbors yell at the armed perpetrator. The men also shout “s*** Kanaken [Turk]”.
It seems highly bewildering that the men should have a go like that at the armed perpetrator. But according to experts, it could have been exactly the right tactics — even if probably subconsciously.
“If you want to stop or at least thwart a spree killer, you need to confound him,” the amok expert and violence de-escalation trainer Heinz Kraft explains. It is as good as impossible to make a spree killer give up.
“This is a completely different case from, for example, a hostage situation. Someone who takes a hostage has a certain aim — and the threat is his means to gain that aim. That is why one can negotiate with him,” Kraft explains in the discussion with FOCUS Online.