1. Primary school bans class trips into central London
A primary school has cancelled all school trips into London amid fears children may be the victims of a terrorist attack.
Darell Primary and Nursery School cancelled at least two trips since the Parsons Green attack after several parents expressed concern about their children travelling to the capital.
The school, which teaches 340 pupils aged three to 11 and is rated 'Good' by OFSTED, told parents it will review its policy on school trips once the threat level has dropped.
2. “If in Doubt, Treat Them as a Minor”: Migrant age tests banned
The Council of Europe has spoken out against performing medical tests on migrants to determine their age, claiming youths could be “frightened and unsettled” by the process.
In a report published Wednesday on age tests, the children’s rights committee of the council said unless there is evidence that the person is an adult, asylum seekers claiming to be under 18 should “be given the benefit of the doubt and presumed to be a child”.
Alleging that age assessments ‘may be frightening and unsettling for children’, the report recommends the process should take place ‘only if a best interests assessment concludes [it] is required in order to promote the best interests of the child’.
Young Somalis in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania have “demolished” their kitchen and living quarters during a violent “rampage” in which they demanded PlayStations and more pocket money.
Four teenagers have been separated and sent to other residences for ‘unaccompanied minors’ after their violent rampage forced a staff member of the facility to flee to his office, where the 44-year-old locked himself in and called for police help.
The migrants had only been in Germany for two weeks when they became violent, threatening to beat the member of staff tasked with their care unless he fulfilled demands including giving the teens game consoles, more pocket money, and moving them to accommodation in a bigger city.
3. Marriott hotel refuses to cancel ACT for America event
The Marriot hotel group are refusing to cancel an event organised by one of the largest anti-Muslim groups in America.
ACT for America was launched as a response to the 9/11 attacks and it has been accused of existing “to advance anti-Muslim legislation and spread hate speech,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The group, which claims to have 750,000 members and 1,000 volunteer groups, is holding its national two-day conference on 2 October in Arlington, Virginia, at the Marriott Crystal Gateway hotel.”
ACT for America was founded by Brigitte Gabriel, an expat Lebanese Christian who escaped Lebanon under Islamic invasion enemy fire and moved to Israel, then the USA to warn the West of the costs of Islamic ideology unchecked.
4. M-103 talk turns to prosecution, censorship
How quickly things change. Wednesday’s hearing confirmed some of Canadians’ worst suspicions about the process and its effects on free speech.
Witness Michel Juneau-Katsuya was an officer in both the RCMP and CSIS. He’s been in private security for a number of years and a regular media voice offering commentary on national security and terror.
From what I know of him, he’s never said anything particularly controversial. Yet on Wednesday, he offered a number of eerie observations about using the state to deal with voices that ‘go too far.’ […]Juneau-Katsuya then lamented that there was “too much shyness and political correctness when it comes to the prosecuting process, letting it go under the blanket of free speech and letting things go too far.” We should be prosecuting people more, he said.
He was then asked by Liberal MP Arif Virani if Rebel Media “amplifies the voices of the extreme right?” He answered yes.
Virani then read out a tweet that wrongly said the Quebec City shooter had an unspecified Muslim accomplice.
Juneau-Katsuya said it should be ‘denounced and if possible prosecuted, because here, this is defamation.’
5. Indonesia: Anti-gay hysteria on the rise
In early 2016 the Indonesia Broadcasting Commission banned television stations from screening images of “effeminate men” or of anyone campaigning for rights for gay or transgender people, to protect children from “deviant” influences.
The pressure on gay and transgender Indonesians has only increased since. In May in Aceh province, which has used its special, semi-autonomous status to adopt some elements of sharia (Islamic law), the authorities publicly caned two men caught having sex with one another. Indonesia does not have a national law against sodomy, but around the same time the police in Jakarta rounded up 140 or so men at a gay sauna, saying they may have broken the law on pornography. The police chief of the province of West Java, Anton Charliyan, has pledged to set up an anti-gay task force, charged with trawling through social media posts to detect gay events to raid.
6. India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya refugee influx
Border forces in Hindu-majority India, which wants to deport around 40,000 Rohingya already living in the country, citing security risks, have been authorised to use ‘rude and crude’ methods to stop any infiltration attempts. […]
"We don't want to cause any serious injury or arrest them, but we won't tolerate Rohingya on Indian soil," said a senior official with the Border Security Force (BSF) in New Delhi.
"We're using grenades containing chilli spray to stop hundreds of Rohingyas trying to enter India ... the situation is tense," added the official, who declined to be identified as he was not authorised to speak to media.
More than 420,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, when a coordinated attack by Rohingya insurgents on Myanmar security forces triggered a counteroffensive, killing at least 400 people, mainly militants. The United Nations has called the assault a ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’.
7. Eight arrested on suspicion of making explosives in Leicester
“A force spokesman said eight people, including the man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, have been arrested on suspicion of manufacturing explosives under suspicious circumstances under Section 4 of the Explosive Substance Act of 1883.”
A Wiki on the demographics of the area is available here.
8. Danish Prime Minister Warns of the Emergence of Muslim Parallel Societies, No-Go Zones
Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has warned that his country may be seeing a rise of Muslim “parallel societies” and no-go zones and has promised to take steps against them.
The Danish prime minister said that the problem has become so prevalent in Denmark that he is considering state intervention in some areas. The move is unusual for Denmark which rarely ever sees the government interfere in the operation of schools or set specific rules for housing estates, Jyllands-Posten reports.
The move is doubly unusual for Europe, where the normal approach of establishment politicians is to deny the existence of no-go zones altogether. The comments by Løkke Rasmussen seem to suggest a radical break from his fellow Western European leaders in that regard.
9. Canada’s presentation at OSCE
Note that the moderator allows the Canadian to run overtime.
Compare this with Jennifer Lee’s presentation:
10. PEGIDA clashes with left wing violent extremists clash at rally: London, Ontario