1. FATAH: Coming soon, believe it or not -- Islamic Party of Ontario
As people around the globe celebrate the New Year, for me 2019 is beginning just the way 2018 did — with a threat against me.
Leading up to 2018, the threats against me were quite blatant, leading last year to the arrest of two would-be assassins in India.
Even in Toronto, a Muslim cab driver pointed his fist at me in pistol fashion saying, “I have a special gun for you,” as he sped away.
Yet towards the end of 2018, a much more subtler death threat was addressed to me, this time by the head of Canada’s newest aspiring political party, the Islamic Party of Ontario.
In case you have not heard of the Islamic Party of Ontario, its name was officially reserved under Elections Ontario rules in October 2018, with more steps required before it becomes a formal party.
It operates with a mandate to introduce Islamic rule in Ontario and Canada because, according to the fledgling party, “We understand and believe that Islam is the native DEEN (religion) of Ontario and Canada.”
Related: Maxime Bernier tweet: “Now there is a party that wants to govern Ontario by the Quran”
I was criticized by multiculturalists for saying that immigrants must adopt our values and integrate our society.— Maxime Bernier (@MaximeBernier) January 2, 2019
Where’s the problem?, they ask.
Now there is a new party that wants to govern Ontario “according to the Qur’an.”
Will this ideological diversity make us stronger? https://t.co/eOILvRxK3m
VIDEO: The True North Report: Let's talk about the Islamic Party of Ontario
Candice Malcolm discusses the Islamic Party of Ontario
Islamic Party Web page HERE.
2. Former NY Times editor rips Trump coverage as biased
A former executive editor of the New York Times says the paper’s news pages, the home of its straight-news coverage, have become “unmistakably anti-Trump.”
Jill Abramson, the veteran journalist who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014, says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility.
In a soon-to-be published book, “Merchants of Truth,” that casts a skeptical eye on the news business, Abramson defends the Times in some ways but offers some harsh words for her successor, Dean Baquet. And Abramson, who was the paper’s only female executive editor until her firing, invoked Steve Bannon’s slam that in the Trump era the mainstream media have become the “opposition party.”
3. “Betrayal of democracy”: Outrage as London Eye “turns” EU during NYE
London mayor criticized over London Eye NYE 'EU' style lights.
4. Brazilian President Bolsonaro swearing in speech: “We will get rid of socialism”
5. Sheikh Al-Musawi, Head of Shiite Waqf in Iraq: Christians celebrate Christmas with depraved acts
Sheikh 'Alaa Al-Musawi, who is the head of the Shiite Islamic Endowments in Iraq, said during a sermon that was uploaded to the Internet on December 25 that the non-Muslim monotheistic traditions and holidays, such as Christianity and Christmas, have been completely distorted, and that Jesus was not born on January 1 as the Christians claim. He also criticized Christians for participating in depraved acts such as drinking alcohol, singing, and mixing of the sexes during Christmas celebrations. He further criticized Muslims who have been influenced by these "shameless and corrupt" celebrations and who imitate the West by buying trees and toys.
6. Uyghur Scholars on Muslim Brotherhood TV: China Is Worse than America and the Jews
Uygher researcher AbdulAhad Uojegon said on Al-Watan TV, a Turkey-based Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood channel, that several years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping had secretly announced to the Communist Party that he plans to assimilate or kill all Turkestanis, particularly the Uyghur Muslims, by 2050.
7. Another terrorism arrest in Rotterdam, site of the national Fireworks show
Another Rotterdam man was arrested on suspicion of involvement in terrorist-related crimes, the Public Prosecutor's office said on Monday. The arrest is not connected to the arrest of four men in Rotterdam over the weekend, suspected of plotting a terrorist act.
Monday's announcement concerns a 24-year-old man who will be interrogated in the coming days. Little was revealed about the suspected plan. [...]
In connection with the arrest over the weekend, a fifth Rotterdam resident was also caught in Germany. Dutch authorities have asked Germany to transfer the 26-year-old with a Syrian background into Dutch custody.
Another of the four men held has a Syrian background. He was given asylum and a residence permit by the Netherlands along with his wife and children.
8. Austria withdraws support from EU army project
Austria’s defence minister has said his nation will not be involved in the developing pan-European army, a pet project of leading globalists like Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron, saying the continent should concentrate on cooperation, not integration.
The comments from populist-right Freedom Party defence minister Mario Kunasek comes just weeks after French president Macron caused concerns among NATO allies by calling for a EU army to protect the continent from the United States, among other identified threats.
9. UK: Horror as girl raped in broad daylight outside shopping centre
The 14-year-old was attacked by an unknown man who approached her at the bottom of the steps close to the Charter Walk shopping centre car park in Burnley, Lancashire. Police said the man approached the girl at about 9am on Tuesday morning. He is described as in his 30s or 40s, with short dark curly hair, a short beard and tanned skin.
10. Hackers are spreading Islamic State propaganda by hijacking dormant Twitter accounts
Hackers are using a decade-old flaw to target and hijack dormant Twitter accounts to spread terrorist propaganda, TechCrunch has learned.
Many of the affected Twitter accounts appeared to be hijacked in recent days or weeks — some longer — after years of inactivity. A sudden shift in tone or the language used in tweets often gives away the hijack — usually a single tweet in Arabic, sometimes praising Allah or retweeting propaganda from another account.
Twitter has suspended most of the accounts we reviewed, but some remain active.
The recent resurgence in hijacked accounts appear to be hackers exploiting Twitter’s legacy lack of email confirmation. Twitter made steps to prevent the automated creation of new accounts in June by requiring new accounts to be confirmed using an email address or phone number, but many older accounts remain unconfirmed.