1. Islamic State vows more attacks on Egypt's Christians
An Islamic State group affiliate in Egypt released a video Monday showing the suicide bomber who killed nearly 30 people when he attacked a packed church in December and vowing more attacks on the country's Christian.
A narrator says in the 20-minute video that the Egyptian Christians are the extremist group's "favorite prey."
The video shows footage of Egypt's Coptic Christian Pope, Christian businessmen, judges and priests who either speak of the need to protect the minority or use derogatory terms to refer to Egypt's Muslim majority. The narrator says Christians were no longer "dhimmis," a reference to non-Muslims in Islam who enjoy a degree of state protection. Instead, the group describes the Christians as "infidels" who are empowering the West against Muslim nations.
2. Today’s crop of coup d’etat videos from France, which are riots masquerading as "Justice for Theo" protests
Police injured by those in the coup throwing rocks at them:
3. Eastern Libya bans women from traveling without male guardian
Eastern Libyan authorities have issued a ban forbidding women from traveling outside the country without a male guardian, sparking mockery.
The decision was issued Thursday by the Libyan Chief of Staff Abdel-Razek al-Nadhouri, the military ruler of eastern Libya. He was appointed by army chief Khalifa Hifter who is allied with the internationally recognized parliament.
4. Nine Iraqis gang rape German women. Trial begins this week.
In Austria, this Tuesday a court case will start against 9 Iraqi men for drugging, kidnapping, and gang raping a female tourist from Germany nearly 14 months ago in the capital of Vienna. The attack, during New Year’s Eve of 2015, was aimed at Julia S., a 29-year-old teacher who had come to visit her friend Mechthild H., 28, who lived in the Austrian city. Together, they were going to celebrate the New Year.
The women headed into town for drinks and, after becoming slightly tipsy, decided to visit a restaurant because they “felt cold,” Julia tells Kronen Zeitung. She was soon joined at her table in the diner by a group of men that started serving her vodka. Via the drinks, the later victim was possibly drugged.
Related: Pakistani refugee gets 20 months probation for raping a SIX YEAR OLD girl in Germany.
5. Norwegian hairdresser found guilty of discrimination for refusing service to a Muslim client, is appealing that conviction on the grounds that the plaintiff no longer even wears the hijab, proving her initial contention that this was a stunt
Below, an interview with the hairdresser from September 2016:
And the update on the story from the Express:
Merete Hodne was initially given an £800 fine by police in October, 2015, after she refused to serve Malika Bayan in her establishment in Bryne, southwest Norway, because she was wearing a hijab.
However the 47-year-old businessman, who said she was fully within her rights to not colour Ms Bayan’s hair, refused to pay the fine and was taken to court.
The case has now taken another turn as it emerged Ms Bayan, who converted to Islam in 2011, has decided to stop wearing the clothing which sparked the landmark court case.
Speaking out about her decision, Ms Bayan said it was due to personal reasons and dismissed accusations she had only worn the hijab as a provocation.
The 24-year-old told Jærbladet: “Yes, I have made that decision. I need a new start and I’m doing it due to personal reasons I don’t want to address now. I am still a Muslim.