1. “We need to get ready”: RCMP planning for return of Canadian ISIS members
The RCMP is preparing for the return of at least a dozen Canadians detained in Syria amidst the collapse of the so-called Islamic State, a senior law enforcement official has told Global News.
The capture of suspected Canadian ISIS members, and uncertainty over their fate due to a planned U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria, has prompted the RCMP to ramp up preparations for their possible arrival.
As part of a national strategy now being put in place, police are working with prosecutors to prepare charges and peace bonds against the detainees, and speaking with allies to manage their return to Canada.
“We need to get ready in case they come back sooner than what we had expected,” Deputy Commissioner Gilles Michaud, who heads the RCMP’s federal policing branch, said in an interview Wednesday.
2. AfD member Petr Bystron challenges the so-called “feminist foreign policy” proposed by Germany’s Green Party
Saying that the proposal is a misuse of Parliament “for cultural Marxist propaganda”, Petr Bystron calls out Green Party member Claudia Roth on the notion that women are “oppressed” in German politics.
3. Muslim man kills wife after she admonished him for selling pork
Belgian Muslim Mokhtar Ammari has admitted to murdering his wife after she admonished him for selling pork.
The murder occurred at night between the 10th and 11th of February following a heated argument between Ammarti and his 48-year-old wife Fatima Khayer, Sud Info reports.
The man claimed that during the argument the victim had berated him for selling pork products in his shop and that the conflict escalated to the point where he pulled out a knife and stabbed her to death.
4. Downtown L.A. mural “shameful act of anti-Semitism,” mayor’s office says
A mural that depicts a Grim Reaper wearing a cloak covered with Stars of David, holding what appears to be a dead baby and a missile, was blasted by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office as a “shameful act of anti-Semitism.”
The mayor learned of the mural on Tuesday through posts on social media, said his spokesman, Alex Comisar.
“Imagery like this should have no place in our city,” Comisar said. “Mayor Garcetti was incredibly upset by it. We’re looking into the recourse that we have to have it taken down.”
The mural is painted on a brick building that’s home to the Vortex, a 400-person event space in downtown Los Angeles.
The Vortex said in a statement on Facebook that the mural was created several years ago to acknowledge the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as part of the “L.A. vs. War” art show.
This mural at the Vortex in LA crosses a line. We call for its removal. For a venue that purports to welcome the community, the Vortex should join us in condemning hateful imagery that invokes anti-Semitic canards conflating Jews with death, snakes, bombs, and killing babies. pic.twitter.com/aMqt4hQDn3— ADL Los Angeles (@LA_ADL) February 26, 2019
5. NHS child sex change clinic chief resigns after damning report
A governor of the NHS trust in charge of England’s flagship child sex change clinic has resigned in protest amidst allegations it was “fast-tracking” young people into gender reassignment as a result of pressure from “highly politicised” LGBT campaigners.
Breaking off a 35-year-long association with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Marcus Evans quit after it dismissed an internal report branding its Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) “not fit for purpose.”
“Adolescence and childhood is a time when people are developing socially and biologically — a time when young people are identifying with different groups, and with male and female aspects of themselves,” Mr Evans told the BBC’s Today programme Monday.
[...] Dr David Bell, who drew up the report, warned children were at risk of “long-term damage” as a result of the NHS clinic’s “inability to stand up to pressure” from transgender activist groups such as Mermaids UK, which has been criticised for false claims that delaying gender-bending medical treatments which have irreversible effects on young patients’ fertility causes gender-confused youths to commit suicide.
6. Project Veritas: Facebook confirms "deboosting;" Calls investigative journalism a STUNT!
7. India shows evidence of US-made missile being used by Pakistan to hit its jet
The Indian Air force (IAF) has shown off the wreckage of a US-made missile, which it says “conclusively proves” Pakistani jets attacked Indian military bases. Pakistan had previously denied sending its warplanes.
8. David Vance: When Christianity falls, so does the UK!
I was sent this video. The footage is reputed to have been recorded at a Church in Birmingham. The Sudanese gentleman at the end is saying that they bought the church for 450,000 pounds Sterling, and that it will be converted to a mosque which will become the biggest in the UK. His associate calls out the azan – the Muslim call to prayer – from the pulpit.
Watch. This is a Sudanese making Azan - the Muslim call to prayer - In a church bought for £450k in Birmingham. They say they will convert it into the biggest mosque in the UK. We have fallen. Our Christian heritage taken apart in front of our eyes. pic.twitter.com/SunirJ2zVp— David Vance (@DVATW) February 28, 2019
9. Shamima Begum “flees from jihadi death threats”: ISIS bride takes newborn son and vanishes from refugee camp “in late-night escape after price was put on her head”
Shamima Begum and her newly born baby have vanished from the refugee camp they were staying in after receiving death threats.
The 19-year-old, from Bethnal Green, east London, who left the UK for Syria in 2015 to join ISIS, is thought to have been taken to the Roj camp near the Iraqi border in a late-night escape after a price was put on her head.
ISIS wives at the Al-Hawl refugee camp believe she has disgraced their cause by giving media interviews about life under the caliphate, which has earned her “celebrity” status in the camp.
A source told The Sun: “Shamima was threatened directly in the camp.
“She is living in fear of her life. There is a bounty on her head. She felt she had no option but to move her and her child to have a chance of survival.”
10. Canada approves Huawei extradition proceedings, China seethes
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government, as expected, on Friday approved extradition proceedings against the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, prompting a furious reaction from China.
Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s founder, was detained in Vancouver last December and is under house arrest. In late January the U.S. Justice Department charged Meng and Huawei with conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Meng is due to appear in a Vancouver court at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1800 GMT) on March 6, when a date will be set for her extradition hearing.