1. Does Islam play a role in the violent abuse of women in Italy? This is not a new clip, however the English version is.
2. After the raids on over 200 locations in Germany the other day, and closure of a large Muslim organization, Germany's minister for migration actually complained about the raids, calling them discriminatory.
Here is what the president of the German Police Union had to say about that:
3. Islamic State plot to attack Israeli soccer team foiled in Kosovo: 18 under arrest, six more in Albania and in Macedonia.
It really wasn't that long ago that all of us in the West would have utterly laughed off the idea of jail or death for blasphemy, and suggested medications for anyone who thought it would become the new normal.
A Sharia court convicted the 29-year-old singer after he was banned from performing due to the nature of his music.
Amir Tataloo's fans reacted furiously to the news that he had been apprehended while walking down a street in the capital Tehran in August.
He has been held in custody until his trial this week and will now be forced to endure physical punishment after defying the Ministry of Culture.
Physical punishment is what Amnesty International would call "torture" if we did anything half as severe to an actual terrorist.
Meanwhile, in Malaysia, we have this band, also arrested for blasphemy for this song:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought Israel’s help in containing terrorism and extremism from Pakistan even as he vowed to expand defence and security ties during his meeting with the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin.
“President Rivlin and I deeply value our strong and growing partnership to secure our societies. Our people are constantly threatened by forces of terrorism and extremism. We recognise that terrorism is a global challenge, knows no boundaries and has extensive links with other forms of organised crime. Regrettably, one of the countries of its origin and spread is in India’s neighbourhood,” Modi said here on Tuesday.
Modi said he and President Rivlin have agreed that the international community must act against terror as well as against states that encourage them.
Related: Israeli officials do presser with Indian leadership.