1. Nigeria: Three killed in twin suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri
Three people were killed and more than 30 were injured in a twin suicide bomb attack in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, militia sources and residents told AFP on Sunday.
Two female bombers on Saturday, April 7 detonated their explosives among a crowd in Muna Dalti on the outskirts of Borno state capital Maiduguri, the birthplace of the Boko Haram jihadist group. [...]
The scene of the bombings, a popular night time venue for residents, has been repeatedly targeted by Boko Haram suicide attacks, said resident Gremah Umar.
The area houses a sprawling camp for thousands of people displaced by violence.
The attacks there were largely blamed on the Boko Haram faction loyal to Abubakar Shekau, infamous for suicide attacks on civilian targets including schools and mosques.
2. Man who stabbed Jewish vendors at Albert Cuyp market was “totally radicalizing”
Back in March 2019, a Jewish vendor and his son were stabbed in the iconic Albert Cuyp Market in Amsterdam. At the time, media reports suggested this was simply a dispute between vendors, but the Egyptian man’s fellow vendors knew and had reported that he was becoming increasingly radicalized. Click HERE to watch as a panel on Dutch TV, including Esther Voet, a journalist and ex-head of CIDI (Dutch version of ADL) discuss their frustration with the way incidents like this are swept under the rug.
3. French MEP: “They stir up fear in order to discredit the Yellow Vest movement”
Florian Philippot, MEP and President of the Eurosceptic political party, The Patriots, is interviewed on French TV and asked for his assessment of Act 20 of the Yellow Vest movement and the government’s response to the sustained protests so far. Click HERE to watch the interview.
4. Yellow Vests gassed, beaten by police in dead end street in Nantes in Act 21
5. Bangladesh: Madrasa girl set afire for “refusing” to lift sexual assault case against principal
A madrasa student in Feni was set on fire yesterday allegedly for refusing to withdraw a case filed against the principal for sexually harassing her late last month.
With 75 percent burns, the 18-year-old is now struggling for life at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Some four unidentified persons allegedly took her to the rooftop of three-storey administrative building of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa yesterday morning, saying a friend was being assaulted there.
6. New Zealand: Pupil, 10, admitted to hospital after principal beats him with a hosepipe
A principal is facing charges of assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm after health workers treated an injured 10-year-old boy who required hospitalisation.
Five other pupils have spoken out over incidents of corporal punishment since the police began an investigation.
Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said the corporal punishment allegedly took place at the Lydenburg Islamic Centre.
A 10-year-old pupil at the centre was taken to hospital by the centre management on April 1, he said in a statement.
“They told nurses that they suspected the boy was suffering from an allergy as his eyes were blood red. Hospital staff became suspicious when the centre management did not want the boy to respond to questions posed to him, instead they were the ones responding on his behalf.”
7. Wine seller in The Hague receives threats for selling vodka named after 13th century Persian philosopher
Dutch news reports that a liquor store in The Hague is receiving serious threats as part of a hate campaign started by an influential Turkish pundit who called on his readers to harass the business owner. The threats were so serious that the shop keeper closed his doors for several days and police have now increased surveillance of the store. Click HERE to watch as the panelists discuss the dangerous and unacceptable situation.
8. Ireland launches police hijab, claims “diversity” deficit a “time-bomb” making migrants “radicalise”
Gardaí (police) in Ireland have updated uniform rules to allow officers to wear hijabs and turbans, describing the supposed lack of ethnic diversity in the force as a “ticking time-bomb” that could make immigrant communities “radicalise.”
The move to allow religious headwear worn by Muslim women and Sikh men was announced by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris this week, as the force launched a major recruitment drive to hire hundreds of new officers in Ireland.
An Garda Síochána, the national police service, said in a statement that it had identified current uniform regulations as “a major barrier” to increasing the number of ethnic minority officers in its ranks.
“We … know that we need to become a much more diverse organisation so that we properly reflect the society we serve,” said Harris, adding: “We hope that this will encourage people from minority communities to join An Garda Síochána.”
9. France admits there is “real collusion” between people-smugglers and migrant “rescue” NGOs
MILAN (AP) — France’s interior minister says some aid groups operating in the Mediterranean Sea sometimes act like accomplices to human traffickers.
Minister Christophe Castaner pointed at “a real collusion between smugglers and some NGOs,” including through phone contacts to “facilitate the migrants” departure from Libyan coasts in appalling conditions.”
10. How could “bleeding heart” plane passengers stop my rapist being deported? Young mum whose “screaming” Somali attacker was kept in the UK by Heathrow mutiny reveals her fury at their intervention
The 27-year-old mother sitting beside me on a suburban park bench is trembling with a mixture of fear and rage. She can barely suppress her anger as she recalls the moment she watched a video of a refugee being escorted from an aircraft at Heathrow after a mutiny by passengers halted his deportation.
As The Mail on Sunday revealed last year, that man was Yaqub Ahmed, a Somalian who a decade earlier had been convicted and jailed with three others for a sickening gang rape.
Today his victim breaks her silence and, in an exclusive interview, condemns the holidaymakers who stepped in to defend him, ignorant of the horrifying attack that ripped her life apart.
In the video, filmed by a passenger, Ahmed, 29, is seen screaming as a group of people on board bellow at officials to “take him off the plane!”
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