1. POLL: Most Quebecers oppose welcoming more immigrants to Canada
A poll conducted by SOM for Cogeco Nouvelles and published Wednesday suggests that 55 per of respondents think Canada shouldn’t accept more immigrants in the wake of anti-immigration measures announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, while 36 per cent are in favour of welcoming more immigrants and nine per cent are undecided.
The survey also found that 75 per cent of the 1,010 respondents polled online are in favour of tightening surveillance on Canada’s borders to prevent the arrival of illegal immigrants.
(Related: Dennis Prager writes about Japanese views on immigration as related to their low crime rate.) http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/265962/nation-immigrants-only-if-they-assimilate-dennis-prager )
2. The risks of re-admitting nationals who have spent time in the Islamic State
This video focuses on Tunisia, but France, Germany and Canada will be the same.
This Sky News report focuses on the logistics of their treks back and forth.
3. Islamic State calls followers to disguise themselves as Jews in order to kill them
ISIS terrorists are calling on their supporters to disguise themselves as Jews to better carry out terror attacks on Jews in the West.
A recent propaganda message shared on the Telegram group ‘Lone Mujahid’ read as follows, according to Foreign Desk editor-in-chief Lisa Daftari:
“IF YOU'RE STILL IN THE WEST! Dress up like a Jew! Go to your nearest Jewish area! Make sure you have plenty of weapons under you coat! Then unleash the pain of the Muslims upon these A.P.E.S!!!”
4. Concordia University evacuates buildings after bomb threat against Muslims
Three buildings are being evacuated at Concordia University's downtown campus after a letter threatening to set off bombs targeting Muslim students was emailed to several media outlets today.
The letter, emailed to the CBC as well as several other media outlets, suggests bombs will be set off at the engineering, computer science, and visual arts integrated (EV) and Hall buildings.
The evacuation of the EV Building on Ste-Catherine Street and the Hall Building on De Maisonneuve Boulevard began at about 11:30 a.m. ET
At 12:07 p.m., the university said it also was evacuating the Guy-De Maisonneuve (GM) building, which is connected to the EV building. The threatening letter, purportedly from a group that calls itself Council of Conservative Citizens of Canada (C4), complains about Muslim students at Concordia.
5. Australia: “Now you understand why people are terrified of mosques being built in their backyards”
Pauline Hanson claims a brawl outside one of Melbourne's largest mosques is proof that Australia should stop building the Islamic centres and hold an inquiry into Islam.
Confronting footage captured outside of Preston Mosque on Friday showed a group of men exchanging blows over the treatment of banned Sheikh Mohamad Abou Eid.
The One Nation leader shared a video of the brawl online, writing: 'After watching this can you understand why people are terrified about new mosques being built in their backyards?'
'It's because of things like this that we need to immediately stop building mosques and hold an inquiry into Islam!’
6. Murderer Tanveer Ahmed inspires Pakistani hardliners from Scottish jail
When Tanveer Ahmed was sentenced to a minimum of 27 years in jail for murder last August, Judge Lady Rae said he had committed a "brutal, barbaric and horrific crime".
Ahmed stabbed to death Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah - who belonged to the persecuted Ahmadi sect - because he believed he was committing blasphemy by uploading online videos in which he claimed to be a prophet.
But in Pakistan, Ahmed is developing a growing number of supporters who see him as a "defender of Islam" for having killed someone they believed to be disrespecting the Prophet Muhammad.
7. Four teenage girls detained in France for suspected attack plots
Three teenage girls and an 18-year-old woman were detained in different parts of France Tuesday as suspects in attack plots, the Paris prosecutor's office said.
The four teenagers are suspected of taking part in an online chat channel, called "The Lionesses," through the Telegram instant messaging application, the office said.
Prosecutors allege they spoke of the possibility of preparing "violent actions."
Three of the detained teens are minors ages 14, 15 and 17. The fourth turned 18 in January, the office said.
Several French news outlets, citing unnamed judicial sources, reported the four teenagers were following the Telegram channel of Rachid Kassim, a French Islamic State fighter who was targeted in a U.S. drone strike in early February and who is believed to have overseen multiple plots in his homeland.
8. Where females fear to tread: KATIE HOPKINS reports from Sweden
Katie Hopkins went to Sweden because:
Swedish women reaching out by email, by letter, to quietly show me what has become of their country.
Dads writing that they were worried for their daughters, tweeting that Sweden is not the place people imagine it to be, that young girls are scared to go out at night.
A news feed filled with reports of the rape and assault of Sweden’s young women, some inexplicably streamed live on Facebook by the gang as they attacked.
9. European Parliament committee lifts Marine Le Pen's immunity from prosecution over ISIS images
European Union legislators have “overwhelmingly” voted to lift the EU parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen for tweeting pictures of Isis violence.
Ms Le Pen, a member of the European parliament, is under investigation in France for posting three graphic images of Isis executions on Twitter in 2015, including the beheading of the United States journalist James Foley.
10. NEW: Pat Condell on Sweden, and the costs of Islamic immigration