1. Scientists are racing to make vaccine for the Plague amid fears that terrorists could be turning it into a weapon.
The illness is largely seen as a thing of the past, best known for wiping out a third of Europe's population during the Black Death of the 1300s.
But experts warn it is one of the most likely candidates for a bioweapon - especially given the increasing rate of antibiotic resistance.”
In fact, there were news reports of groups of dead Muslim terrorists who appeared to have been experimenting with weaponizing the plague bacteria as long as eight years ago now.
2. Finland: Gay man on trial for warning about Islam on Facebook
“The charges relate to Facebook postings Tynkkynen made about Muslims and Islam. Finns Party gay politician Sebastian Tynkkynen commented in November that “Christianity is the only religion that can be criticised and even disparaged in Finland.” Three Finns Party politicians are now in Finland court over alleged online hate speech against Muslims for their comments about jihad attacks.
Tynkkynen dissolved into tears at the Oulu District Court as he delivered his closing statement during his trial for incitement to religious hatred. Tynkkynen said that as a politician and Christian he could defend himself no further.”
3. German Court: Burning down synagogue isn’t anti-Semitism, it’s just anti-Israel
“A German regional court has now declared that burning down synagogues isn’t anti-Semitic – it’s just anti-Israel. As the Jerusalem Post reports, according to the court spokesperson, Johannes Pinnel, the three German Palestinian Arabs who threw Molotov cocktails at a Wuppertal synagogue in July 2014 weren’t doing anything anti-Jewish.
“Rather, they were attempting to create “attention” over the “Gaza conflict” between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas. The three terrorists, Mohamed E., Ismael A., and Mohammad A., were given suspended sentences.’”
It must be nice to have so many standards.
I guess that is what they mean by “diversity”.
4. “Enormous danger”: 10,000 leave Europe to rape and murder for ISIS, security chief warns.
AROUND 10,000 people from European countries have "set out to rape and murder in Syria and Iraq" under the Islamic State, the new chairman of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has said.
Sebastian Kurz made the remarks during his first speech in his new role, warning that those who return from the Middle East countries pose an "enormous danger" to Europe.
Mr Kurz, who is also Austria’s foreign minister said that stronger action against terrorism by radicalised and extremist Islamists was needed across all the 57 member states that comprise the group.
He told the Permanent Council: “We know that around 10,000 people from the OSCE area have set out to rape and murder in Syria and Iraq.
“They are also an enormous danger when they return.”
5. Australia: Imam, other man charged over child marriage
“A man, 34, has been charged with sexually assaulting his child "bride" and a Melbourne Muslim cleric is accused of the girl's forced marriage. […] Mohammad Shakir of Springvale, is charged with being a party to a forced marriage and sexually penetrating a child under 16, between September 30 and October 1 last year. He faced court via videolink.
Imam Ibrahim Omerdic, 61, is charged with conduct that caused a minor to enter into a forced marriage at Noble Park on September 29 last year.
A DVD of the ceremony being conducted at a mosque may form part of the evidence, the court was told.