1. Switzerland: “Yellow Vests” rally in front of UN office in Geneva
Around a thousand “Yellow Vest” protesters from France and Switzerland gathered in front of the United Nations office in Geneva on Wednesday, to denounce the violence of the French police during Yellow Vest demonstrations.
Groups from different regions of France joined the rally at the Place des Nations. Organisers had prepared a dossier with all the names of the persons injured during the protests to deliver it to a UN official for study.
“We are here to ask for some help to the UN with this dossier. When you have French citizens that lose an eye during a protest, a hand removed, injuries and skulls fractured, we have to do something to stop it. This is the objective,” the rally organiser Nicolas Mollier said.
2. Thousands protest against anti-Semitism in France
Thousands of people have joined protests across France against a spate of anti-Semitic attacks.
The demonstrators marched under the slogan "That's Enough" at the Place de la République in the capital Paris and other cities.
Figures from across the political spectrum, including former Presidents François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, joined too.
Just hours earlier Jewish graves at a cemetery were desecrated.
French protesters rally in Paris against anti-Semitism.
3. Venezuelan soldiers to guard border ahead of aid entry, minister says
CARACAS, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Venezuelan troops will remain stationed along the country's borders to prevent territorial violations, the defense minister said on Tuesday, ahead of the opposition's plan to bring in humanitarian aid to alleviate an economic crisis.
President Nicolas Maduro has rejected offers of foreign food and medicine, denying there are widespread shortages and accusing opposition leader Juan Guaido of using aid to undermine his government in a U.S.-orchestrated bid to oust him.
Guaido has said that aid will enter Venezuela from neighboring countries by land and sea on Saturday. The United States has sent tons of aid to Colombia's border with Venezuela, but Maduro has refused to let it in.
4. “I will do everything for you as a Canadian” - Maxime Bernier
Maxime Bernier explains how he responded to a question put to him by a member of the Muslim community in Toronto about what he would do for their community and the many votes it could deliver.
5. Religious teacher “attempting to rape” 8-year-old girl in Wah Cantt arrested
RAWALPINDI: A man was taken into custody for allegedly attempting to sexually assault an eight-year-old girl in the neighbourhood of Wah Cantonment, Punjab on Monday.
According to the complaint registered with local police by the victim’s father, his daughter had gone to her religious teacher’s house to learn the Holy Quran.
Her teacher’s brother, who has been identified as Akhtar Hussain, also gives lessons to students.
The young girl said that the culprit tried to rape her but stopped soon after she raised hue and cry. He also threatened her with dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident.
6. AfD-politician Gottfried Curio: “Liberal Muslims now need protection”
AfD-politician Gottfried Curio reposted his speech in which he found clear words in Augsburg about the supposedly not occurring Islamization.
He criticizes the missing Islamic motive for the attack on the Breitscheidplatz in Berlin and other topics like the Sharia and child marriages.
Among small things it has become a new standard for even chocolate producers to become Halal conforming without people noticing.
“The larger picture however is more worrying with extremists meeting in Germany to discuss the need of Muslims to keep their differences from the German majority with the inclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood while liberal Muslims now need police protection”, he said.
Click HERE to watch an excerpt of the speech.
7. Warren Kinsella on SNC-Lavalin interference allegations: “They're engaged in a coverup”
Warren Kinsella, former special assistant to Jean Chretien, says prime minister needs to let Jody Wilson-Raybould tell the truth.
8. Iran accuses Donald Trump of TERRORISM for slapping sanctions on nations
IRANIAN President Hassan Rouhani has said relations with the United States are “at a maximum” and Donald Trump’s sanctions on Tehran’s oil and banking sectors are “a terrorist act”. [...]
“The struggle between Iran and America is currently at a maximum. America has employed all its power against us.
“The US pressures on firms and banks to halt business with Iran is one hundred percent a terrorist act.”
9. NY Cleric: Do not take Jews and Christians as allies; FBI and police hire informants in mosques
New York Imam Abul Baraa Muhammad Abdullah Amreeki delivered a sermon in which he quoted verses in the Quran that said that Muslims should not take Jews and Christians as allies. He said that it is very common today for Muslims to spy on, covertly monitor, and "entrap" other Muslims because the government or police threatened them or offered them some incentive, and that it is a known fact that the FBI and police in New York City and elsewhere in the U.S have spies in every mosque that are paid to deceitfully bait Muslims into making inflammatory statements.
10. Nigeria: Boko Haram kills at least 14 loggers near Maiduguri
At least 14 people were killed when Boko Haram insurgents attacked loggers in northeastern Nigeria, members of a militia force told AFP on Wednesday.
The group came under attack on Monday, February 18, in Koshebe forest, 10 km (six miles) from Borno state capital Maiduguri, militia leader Babakura Kolo said.
The assailants were loyal to Boko Haram faction leader Abubakar Shekau, he said.
“We have recovered a total of 14 bodies from the scene of the attack and we are still looking for four more,” Kolo said.
“We recovered nine bodies yesterday [Tuesday] and five more this morning,” said militiaman Mohammed Asheik, who was among the search team combing the bush for bodies.
Four other wood-cutters are missing and presumed killed, he said.