1. “Editors out for blood”: BBC on the hunt for Moscow link to Yellow Vest protests
The BBC is desperate in its quest to “find” the dreaded Kremlin hand behind the French protests, messages obtained by Russian media indicate. They reveal attempts by one of its journalists to find any trace of Russian involvement.
2. Trudeau asked about Canadian “Yellow Vest” protests on Quebec TV show
Full interview in French HERE.
3. “A death Fatwa was issued against me”: Australian “imam of peace” goes into hiding after Islamic preacher from Pakistan calls for him to be killed
A "fake" Australian imam has claimed an Islamic preacher from Pakistan called for him to be killed.
Mohammad Tawhidi tweeted the death fatwa that was issued against him by Mufti Ahmad Raza Sialvi, with photos of the call to kill on Sunday morning.
“Yesterday, a death Fatwa was issued against me by Mufti Sialvi of Pakistan,” his tweet read.
“First, I thank the officials who contacted me expressing their concerns and support.
“I’ve put all future meetings and events on hold until further notice. I’ll come out of this much stronger.”
4. Iranian American on why she’s infuriated by sharia law advocates in the U.S.
Soad Tebrizi, an Iranian-American psychotherapist from California went back to visit her native Iran. Watch what she has to say about the Sharia law advocates in the U.S. and what she hopes @POTUS @realDonaldTrump could do to help the Iranian people. pic.twitter.com/69bZmuCV0M— D Alex 🔴 (@D_Alex_connect) December 15, 2018
Related Video: Middle Eastern Woman: “Silence is killing us”
Rabia Kazan, founder of the Middle Eastern Women's Coalition, endorses President Trump and talks about how she witnessed first-hand the mistreatment and abuse of women in Iran who live under Sharia law while calling out CNN for their lack of coverage of her event.
5. US airstrikes kill 62 Somali “terrorists”
The US military says it has killed 62 militants in six airstrikes in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalia's south-central Banaadir province.
The military's Africa Command (Africom) said four strikes were carried out on Saturday, killing 34 militants, and two more on Sunday, which killed 28.
“Africa Command and our Somali partners conducted these air strikes to prevent terrorists from using remote areas as a safe haven to plot, direct, inspire and recruit for future attacks,” Africom said in a statement.
The air strikes, among the deadliest this year, did not kill any civilians, the statement said.
6. France 2 interview with parents of Strasbourg terrorist
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7. Israeli PM's son gets temporary ban on Facebook
JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook has blocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair for 24 hours after he wrote a post criticizing the social media platform as “thought police” and sharing previously banned content.
Yair Netanyahu blasted the website on Sunday for removing an earlier post in which he called for “avenging the deaths” of two Israeli soldiers killed last week by Palestinian gunmen and calling for the expulsion of Palestinians. He shared a screenshot of the earlier post in violation of Facebook's community rules.
Facebook deleted a post by Netanyahu last week in which he said he would “prefer” if “All the Muslims leave the land of Israel.”
8. UK Labour suspends official who blamed Jews for “all wars in the world”
The UK Labour Party has suspended a senior official over social media posts accusing Jews of secretly orchestrating global conflicts and promoting 9/11 conspiracy theories.
Labour’s West Midlands regional organiser, Mohammed Yasin, was stood down Saturday night after the Sunday Times approached the hard left party with a selection of Yasin’s social media activity.
His party role included working with MPs and candidates in 59 constituencies across the region in campaign management, and recruiting and developing teams of volunteers, Birmingham Live reports.
9. Time for the “gilets blues”? Exhausted French police to protest better working conditions
First, it was the gilets jaunes (yellow vest), now it's time for the gilets bleus (blue vest) protest.
After five weeks of violent demonstrations, French police say they're exhausted, overworked and underpaid, and will be protesting this week to demand better compensation and working conditions.
Police unions in France have repeatedly complained about fatigue in recent years and the gilets jaunes' month-long protests have pushed the force to a breaking point.
On Wednesday, police across France will hit the streets, calling themselves "les gilets bleus".
On social media, police union Alliance, are calling the protest "Act 1", using the same naming convention given by the gilets jaunes movement.
10. Revealed: German hate preacher has been living in the UK for five years - despite leading banned Islamist group accused of inspiring 140 jihadists to join terror groups abroad
A German hate preacher has been living in the UK for almost five years - despite being the leader of a banned Islamist group that is accused of inspiring 140 jihadis to join terror groups abroad.
Brahim Belkaid settled in Leicester in late 2013 after returning from Syria, where authorities suspect him of providing support to terrorists, the Sunday Times reports.
Since then, the 41-year-old has spent his time proselytising in cities across Britain and using social media to promote extremist views.
Belkaid's presence in the country will raise questions about Theresa May's judgement – who was Home Secretary at the time of his arrival.