1. Islamists burn houses, murder nine more Christians in Nigeria
Muslim Fulani militants killed nine more Christians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt over the weekend, the latest strike in a string of lethal, religiously motivated attacks.
The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, confirmed that the assault in the Sanga local government area had claimed at least nine lives, adding to the death toll of 120 Christians massacred in central Nigeria since February.
“The security agencies have so far recovered nine corpses, including children,” El-Rufai said. “The attackers also burnt several houses in the village. The government condemns this attack on the lives and security of citizens and appeals to our communities to resist those who do not want peace.”
A week ago, the Fulani jihadists, who have become a greater threat to Nigerian Christians than the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, raided the villages of Inkirimi, Dogonnoma, and Ungwan Gora in the Kajuru Local Government Area, destroying 143 homes, killing 52 people, and wounding dozens more.
2. Surprise! EU report declares UN Migration Pact legally binding after all
Internal documents reveal that Brussels plans to incorporate the controversial UN migration pact into the EU’s legal framework “through the back door”, Austria and Hungary have warned.
Earlier this week, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told Brussels the government was opposed to a report by the European Commission’s Legal Service declaring that the UN compact should have legally binding consequences for every EU member state including those which withdrew from the agreement. The compact describes mass migration as “inevitable, necessary and desirable.”
As an increasing number of countries, including a handful of EU member states, began to have doubts about the UN compact in the weeks and months leading up to its signing in December last year, figures including Germany’s Angela Merkel insisted to its opponents that the document was non-binding, while media outlets attacked any suggestion to the contrary as “far-right conspiracy theory.”
3. At Trudeau’s behest, Gould instructed Google News to limit Canadian access to foreign press
In the days approaching former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould‘s testimony to the House of Commons Justice Committee on February 27, at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s behest, Karina Gould, the Minister of Democratic Institutions, reached out to social media giant Google to pressure the firm to curtail political criticism of the Trudeau government on its platform.
Gould placed a call to a senior government relations executive at Google, during which she complained about “hate speech” and “toxic rhetoric”, referring multiple times to specific criticisms of the Trudeau government that she found objectionable. She then threatened sweeping regulations that would require unprecedented disclosures of advertising sponsors.
The firm’s existing ad systems are not technologically capable of complying with Gould’s demand. It would require a months-long reconstruction of the software to meet the compliance requirements she laid out.
4. Palestinians distribute sweets after terrorist attack in Ariel
Palestinians distributed sweets in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday morning following the terror attacks in Ariel, according to a video tweeted by the Palestinian Information Center, an Arabic news site, on Sunday.
5. CANADA: Judge rejects refugee claimant's testimony his child pornography belonged to Abu Dhabi police
Calling his story at times “baffling,” “practically incomprehensible,” and “gibberish,” a Calgary judge has rejected a United Arab Emirates refugee claimant’s evidence on how he came to smuggle child pornography into Canada.
Justice Earl Wilson on Friday convicted Hani Al Askari on charges of importation and possession of illicit material found on his electronic devices when he tried to enter Canada on April 12, 2015, at the Coutts border crossing.
Wilson rejected Al Askari’s claim he had worked for the Abu Dhabi police force, and for a time the Damascus police in Syria, as a civilian agent to weed out child pornographers.
Al Askari, 36, was nabbed with more than 300 videos and nearly 100 photographs on the electronic devices he brought with him when he came to Canada to claim refugee status.
6. Assyrian woman urges Ilhan Omar's supporters to visit her Minnesota district
Nahren Anweya calls for Rep. Ilhan Omar to resign at Middle Eastern Women's Coalition's press conference in D.C. Wednesday.
7. Erdogan threatens Australians with anti-Muslim views who visit his country, will be “sent back in coffins”
Related: Tarek Fatah on Twitter
Turkey's #Erdogan threatens NewZealanders & Australians who plan to visit #Turkey for #Anzac Day in April. "If you come in peace, fine, if not, you will be sent back in COFFINS the way your forefathers were despatched after the Gallipoli Battle of WW1. pic.twitter.com/jjW8n3kg27— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) March 19, 2019
8. Man banned from internet following alleged Christchurch comments
An Adelaide man has been banned from using the internet after allegedly making comments on social media in support of the Christchurch terrorist attack.
Chad Vinzelberg's alleged online comments prompted police to raid the 37-year-old man's northern suburbs property on Friday.
9. Media reporting on New Zealand, but did you hear about that OTHER bigotry-driven massacre?
“If it bleeds, it leads” is, say critics, the morbid media standard. But it’s more accurate to say that if the right person bleeds, it leads. A good example would be the horrible massacres at two Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques by China-loving, anti-capitalist, self-described “eco-fascist” Brenton Harrison Tarrant and the massacres that Time forgot (along with the rest of the media).
Actually, the latter, recent incidents in Nigeria in which Muslim Fulani militants murdered a total of 23 Christians, are just part of a large category of massacres ignored by the mainstream media. But it’s not fair to say the media couldn’t care less about them.
But a massacre isn’t the issue. As Chronicles reported Friday, according “to ‘Open Doors,’ at least 4,305 Christians known by name were murdered by Muslims because of their faith in 2018.”
Yet “known by name” may be the key words. According to the Baptist Press, approximately 6,000 Christians were murdered last year alone (as of August 6) in Nigeria “by jihadist Fulani herdsmen aided by resurging Boko Haram terrorists.” [...]
In fact, a “Christian living in a majority Muslim country is 143 times more likely to be killed by a Muslim for being a Christian than a Muslim is…to be killed by a non-Muslim in a Western country for being what he is,” Chronicles further informs.
10. Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney calls out Chris Wallace’s deceptive attempt to link the New Zealand shooter with President Trump
Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney calling out Chris Wallace’s deceptive attempt to link the New Zealand shooter with President Trump. pic.twitter.com/M6MWNy87OV— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) March 17, 2019