1. BEHEADED “by ISIS”: Scandinavian women murdered in Morocco were victims of terrorism, Denmark fears, as it's confirmed one of them was decapitated on video
ISIS terrorists are suspected of murdering two Scandinavian women in Morocco Danish officials have said today, confirming that one of them was beheaded on video.
Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, were found dead near the village of Imlil in Morocco's High Atlas mountains on Monday.
At least one of the suspected killers is an “extremist”, Moroccan authorities have confirmed, prompting fears that the gruesome double murder was an act of terror.
A video showing the murder of one of the women has been recognised as genuine, the PET Danish intelligence service said adding that the killings can be connected to ISIS.
In the clip, a man can be heard saying “These are your heads, enemies of god” while there are claims the phrase “this is for Syria” was used, in an apparent reference to Western bombing missions in the war-torn country.
Jihadists who killed two Scandinavian women swear allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Murdered Scandinavian tourists' bodies leave morgue for airport
2. German TV report from ZDFZoom: Hatred from the Mosque
Following a raid on a Berlin Mosque, German investigative reporters at ZDFZoom, confront the imams and also ask security authorities why they do so little against Islamist hate preachers.
3. Arrested in Bari: Somali affiliated with ISIS planned to put bombs in Italian churches
4. Hardline Muslim preacher tells worshippers at a Sydney mosque that ANYONE who celebrates Christmas will go to hell for eternity – saying it's worse than drinking or premarital sex
A hardline Muslim has declared that anyone who celebrates Christmas will burn in hell for committing a crime against Islam that is worse than sin.
Nassim Abdi, a Western Sydney preacher from the Saudi-funded Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association, said commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ was more egregious than having sex outside of marriage or drinking alcohol.
The Salafist fundamentalist, who follows a seventh-century version of Sunni Islam, used the Arabic term for polytheism, shirk, to describe the idea of acknowledging Christianity.
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5. Suspect now charged after shooting a girl outside a school in Rotterdam yesterday
Yesterday we reported some breaking news about a 16-year-old girl, identified as Humeyra Öz, who was shot dead near a school in Rotterdam. Late last night NOS reported that the 31-year-old suspect Bekir, E. was convicted of multiple offences. He already held a criminal record and was on probation, however what the crime was has not been disclosed
Both victim and offender were Rotterdammer’s with a Turkish background and they were in a rocky relationship. When the victim decided to call an end to the relationship, he began harassing her. The two families were also said to be quarrelling at the time. The police are now worried that the family will take revenge for the attack.
6. Germany: Der Spiegel says star reporter made up material
BERLIN (AP) — An award-winning journalist who worked for Der Spiegel, one of Germany's leading news outlets, has left the weekly magazine after evidence emerged that he committed journalistic fraud "on a grand scale" over a number of years, the publication said Wednesday.
Spiegel published a lengthy report on its website after conducting an initial internal probe of the work of Claas Relotius, a 33-year-old staff writer known for vivid investigative stories. The magazine said Relotius resigned Monday after admitting some of his articles included made-up material from interviews that never happened.
The Hamburg-based magazine said Relotius contributed almost to 60 articles published in print or online since 2011, first as a freelance writer before being hired full-time last year. The reporter previously worked for other German and Swiss publications and won numerous awards, including CNN Journalist of the Year in 2014.
7. Turkish military convoy seen moving near Syrian border
A convoy of Turkish military trucks passed by the town of Islahiye on Wednesday, in the vicinity of the Syrian border.
The convoy follows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's announcement, made on December 12, that a new operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) east of the Euphrates would be launched within the next ”few days”.
Erdogan claims the YPG threatens Turkish national security.
Military shipment to the Syrian border
8. Five men jailed for life in Oxford grooming case
Two pairs of brothers were among five men jailed for life for their part in a paedophile sex grooming ring which abused children from Oxford. A total of seven men were jailed after being convicted at the Old Bailey of abusing girls.
9. Religious signs: Quebec Premiere François Legault suggests moving the recalcitrant
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As a compromise, François Legault suggests moving teachers, policemen, judges and prison guards who will refuse to remove their religious signs in offices without contact with citizens.
The Premier is committed to banning the wearing of religious symbols by government employees in positions of authority. But Mr. Legault does not want to see people lose their jobs.
“How many people are currently in these categories of employees who wear a religious sign? Are we able to offer these employees jobs in offices where they do not have contact with clients or students, he told the microphone Antoine Robitaille, host at QUB radio. Me, I do not wish to have a victim who comes to say 'I lost my job when I had not said that when I was hired'. It's not ideally what I want.”
10. Canadian sentenced to 40 years for ISIS plot to attack Times Square, subway
A Canadian who confessed to plotting terrorist attacks in New York City for the so-called Islamic State was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years’ imprisonment.
U.S. prosecutors had asked for a life sentence for Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, who pleaded guilty to working with ISIS to attack Times Square and the New York subway system.
[...] “Today’s sentence reflects the severity of his conduct and holds him accountable for his terrorist activities,” Assistant Attorney General John Demers said in a statement.
The family’s lawyer, Denis Edney said Elbahnasawy’s mother, Khdiga, was removed from the courtroom after learning the sentence.
“Khdiga shouted at the judge and was taken out of the courtroom,” Edney said.