1. Tommy Robinson: 10 Years on and still the same FAKE NEWS
Looking back now 10 years on, it was clear the press and establishment already had an agenda. Working class lads from Luton Town wanting to speak up against an oppressive ideology that we had witnessed growing ever more violent and extreme in our hometown. It has never been about race. The lies and smear campaigns were immediate but we were naive to the tactics, threats and intimidation that would be employed by the establishment against anyone who dared to question the lies we were fed on a daily basis.
2. Swiss-Spanish suspect planned more attacks with Imlil suspects
Rabat – Moroccan police have arrested at least 23 people as suspects in the murders of Danish Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Norwegian Maren Ueland, who were decapitated near Imlil in the Atlas Mountains. [...]
Khiame added that the Swiss suspect and the other suspects had viewed ISIS propaganda films. [...]
According to Khiame, the suspect calls himself “Abu Yahia or Abdullah … He first tried to join a Qur’anic school in the south of the kingdom and then he moved to Marrakech.” [...]
After moving to Marrakech, he met with the self-styled “emir of the jihadist cell involved in the murder of two students.” The self-styled emir is the same person who decapitated one of the two victims. The Swiss suspect also participated “in several secret meetings with the members” of the cell.
The suspect, according to Khiame, converted to Islam in the mosque of Petit-Saconnex near Geneva in 2011.
The suspect attended sermons given by two French imams, both converts to Islam.
Both imams “were expelled from the [mosque] for encouraging followers to jihad.”
3. Police arrest man suspected of decapitating Moroccan woman in Ifrane
Rabat – On Saturday, police arrested a man suspected of decapitating a woman in Oued Ifrane in the Middle Atlas.
The police arrested the suspect in Toufnit, a town in Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco.
The suspect is a 38-year-old shepherd in the forests of the Atlas Mountains. He reportedly disappeared suddenly after the crime. His personal connection to the victim, if any, remains unclear.
4. Moroccan court charges Salafi Abdelhamid Abounaim for inciting violence
Rabat – The Court of First Instance in Ain Sebaa, Casablanca, adjourned the hearing of Salafi Sheikh Abdelhamid Abounaim, suspected of inciting murder, on Thursday, until January 24.
The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) heard Abdelhamid Abounaim, who was charged with terrorism, making death threats and apostasy charges, before bringing the case to the Casablanca court.
Abounaim called Moroccan activist Ahmed Assid an “apostate” after Assid said that verses of the Qur’an regarding armed jihad do not apply to modern times.
“We are against terrorism, subversion, and corruption,” Abounaim said in a Facebook video showing him leaving the court. “The greatest wrong is insulting the prophet, the sharia, and attacking religion.”
5. Mark Zuckerberg halts Facebook stock sale as value PLUMMETS over privacy scandals
BILLIONAIRE Mark Zuckerberg has halted the sale of his Facebook stock after the company's value collapsed last year.
The controversial 34-year-old has seen his company fall from grace, and failed to sell a single share in the last three months of 2018. [...]
In just a few days in December, Facebook's stock price slumped by nearly $10billion (£7.4billion) after sealed court documents about the firm were released to the public.
The secret files – which contain emails from billionaire boss Mark Zuckerberg – revealed the inner workings of Facebook, and the company's blatant disregard for user privacy.
And between July and December, Facebook lost around £172billion, as the year saw Zuck's social network become the world's most notorious tech firm.
6. Belgium: Populist party cheated out of election win
Related: “March for Democracy” held by far-right party excluded from local parliament
Far-right Forza Ninove party's supporters gathered in the Flemish city of Ninove on Thursday, to march against their party's exclusion from the local parliament.
Forza Ninove, which is close to the far-right Vlaams Belang, won the 40% of the votes in the November's local elections.
However, the other parties applied the principle of "no discussion with the extreme far right" and formed a majority excluding the far-right party.
Member of Vlaams Belang Filip Dewinter said: “We are defending our democracy today, it's important because in our country something like a 'cordon sanitaire' exists. That means that one party, that's Vlaams Belang, whenever we win elections we can't govern.” He then added “People have voted, one party won the elections, so we have to respect the vote of the people, they have to respect the elections.”
Thursday's “March for Democracy" coincided with day the local parliament first met after the elections.
7. Dutch REFUSE to take migrants, laying bare UTTER CHAOS at heart of EU refugee plan
Around 32 migrants are currently on Dutch-flagged NGO rescue boat Sea-Watch 3, which is currently moored off the coast of Malta after being rescued in late December near the Libyan coast. The Dutch offer has has once again fuelled the fire of bitter argument amongst EU countries about the shared burden of rehousing rescued migrants. Lennart Wegewijs, a spokesman for the Dutch security and justice ministry, insists the country are ready to “possibly take in a proportional number of migrants on board Sea-Watch 3, on condition that other European countries do the same.”
The Netherlands became embroiled in a stand-off over the onboard conditions after initially refusing to accept the rescued migrants, which includes four women and seven children, four of whom are unaccompanied.
Italy, Malta and Spain were also involved in the row after refusing to take in a number of those on board Sea-Watch 3.
8. Britain’s post-Brexit immigration system “worse than useless”, no measures to reduce arrivals
An expert think tank has accused the government of pandering to big business rather than heeding the desires of voters in its post-Brexit immigration system, which it says has the effect of opening Britain’s borders even wider.
Responding to the immigration white paper published at Christmas, a report by the Migration Watch UK pressure group notes the new government plan has “no significant proposals for reducing immigration”, despite the Conservative Party having fought, and won, the past three general elections on manifesto promises to cut immigration significantly.
“There are, literally, no measures to reduce net migration, now running at 270,000 a year” in the white paper, Migration Watch notes, claiming the white paper allows almost all EU citizens who are free to enter the United Kingdom at present will continue to be so in the future — and, on top of that, several new migration routes from the rest of the world will be introduced.
9. Mosques in Switzerland proven to have ties to ISIS
A Swiss resident Turkish man has been sentenced to death in Iraq for membership to ISIS. The man turned out to have joined ISIS after being radicalized in mosques in Switzerland under control of the Turkish state.
[...] the 24 year old ISIS member went to Turkey from Switzerland and crossed into Syria from there to join the ISIS camps, adding that the man had received training on explosives and participated in various ISIS actions.
The article said the man was sent to Iraq by the gangs, where he was captured and sentenced to death in a court. The man was cited as living in the Arbon town of the Thurgau Canton where Turkish state efforts for mosques are more intense.
Swiss courts have launched a lawsuit against this man, who had completed most of his education in Switzerland and had been radicalized in the country.
According to the article, the man was living in Arbon in the Thurgau Canton when he met a gang recruiter named Alperen A. and started to frequent the Rorschach Mosque under the Turkish Religious Affairs Foundation and decided to join ISIS there.
10. Syrian forces tell Britain to take back the "filth" who fled the UK to fight for ISIS and say the war-torn country is not "landfill" for foreign jihadis who are considered a risk in their homelands
British jihadists captured in Syria should be taken back to face trial in the UK or be put before a new international court there, the forces holding them demanded last night.
Describing British citizens who fought for Islamic State as “filth”, they said Syria was not a “landfill” site for foreigners considered a danger to their own nations.
They also admitted jailed fighters, including two members of the notorious “Beatles” gang, are being treated better than refugees fleeing war because they have TVs and warm shelter.
Figures show there are six Britons among the 795 IS prisoners held in northern Syria.
There are also more than a dozen British jihadi wives and children being held.