1. Tommy Robinson: ISIS woman Shamima Begum and her child want to come home
Tommy Robinson took to Facebook Live to explain who Shamima Begum is, explain the significance of the name she gave her child and challenge the whitewashing being done by politicians and media.
2. Former IS bride: Shamima Begum should ask for “mercy”
Tania Joya has first hand experience of fleeing the Islamic State after she was married to one of the most influential American-born members of IS in Syria. Ms Joya believes that like herself, Shamima Begum has been "deceived to believe" in a utopia that simply doesn't exist and that she can be helped if she asks for "mercy".
Related: IS bride Shamima Begum insists she's not “a threat” to the UK | ITV News
IS bride Shamima Begum has insisted she is not "a threat" to the UK and has spoken of her regret at joining the jihadi fighters in Syria. Her comments come as debate rages around what Britain should do about its nationals who left the country to join militants but now want to return. Speaking to ITV News from al-Hawl, a Syrian refugee camp, she said she doesn't see why Home Secretary Sajid Javid would see her as "a threat".
3. ISIS narrator revealed as Canadian
The man who was the voice behind some of ISIS’s best-known videos is a Canadian citizen who grew up in the Toronto area, the New York Times has confirmed. Mohammed Khalifa spoke at length to a reporter and says he has “no regrets.”
4. Brighton stabbing: Man knifed in car named as brother of Islamist fighters in Syria
Abdul Deghayes was attacked in Elm Grove, Brighton at 9:30pm last night after a collision between at least two cars.
The 22-year-old died at the Royal Sussex Country Hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning Sussex police confirmed as they launched their murder investigation.
He was found with a “number of stab wounds” in the passenger seat of a silver Volkswagen Polo which had crashed into other cars.
Abdul is the twin brother of Abdullah who was killed fighting in Syria in 2016 aged 18.
5. Syrian man accused of gang rape of 18-year-old girl along with “ten others” in Germany will appear in juvenile court despite being aged 22
A 22-year-old Syrian man accused of being the instigator of a brutal gang rape of an 18-year-old German woman will appear in a juvenile court, despite his age.
Majd H. allegedly orchestrated the brutal four-hour gang rape of the teenager, which took place after he allegedly drugged her in a nightclub in Freiburg, south-west Germany on October 14 last year.
German police believe Majd H. raped the woman outside the club, before calling “at least nine” of his friends, aged between 19 and 30, who then took turns in sexually assaulting her. [...]
At the time of the sexual assault of the 18-year-old, Majd H. had an arrest warrant against him for a drugs offence, and was supposed to be arrested on the 23rd October.
According to Bild, the warrant described Majd H. as a dangerous individual and a repeat offender, stating that it was highly probable that he might commit other offenses, including grievous bodily harm, sexual coercion and exhibitionism.
6. Men appeal conviction in Via Rail terror plot, argue jury improperly selected
Two men found guilty of terrorism charges after being accused of plotting to derail a passenger train are asking Ontario's highest court to grant them a new trial, arguing the jury that convicted them was improperly selected.
Lawyers for Raed Jaser argue the judge who oversaw the case made several errors, including in rejecting their client's request as to the method of jury selection.
Jaser's co-accused, Chiheb Esseghaier, continues to be self-represented but a lawyer appointed to assist him through the legal process agrees the jury was not properly constituted and says a new trial must be ordered for both men.
7. India: Nine killed in clashes with security forces in Kashmir
At least nine people were killed during crossfire in Indian-controlled southern Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday, as Indian soldiers conducted raids in the area. Footage shows flames and smoke rising from a residential building, which Indian authorities claim militants occupied. An Indian military armoured vehicle was filmed rushing towards the battle field. The dead are reported to include four Indian soldiers, three alleged militants, one civilian and one police officer. The gun battle erupted just days after more than 42 Indian paramilitary soldiers were killed in a car bomb explosion on February 14.
Jaish commander who plotted Pulwama killed, security forces pay heavy price
Security forces in Kashmir killed a top commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammed suspected to have plotted last week’s terror attack in Pulwama that killed more than 40 CRPF soldiers. But Monday’s victory came at a heavy cost. Five jawans including an Army Major were killed and six more – a Brigadier, Captain and DIG-rank police officer – were injured in the 17-hour-long gunfight that started some time after midnight. Gunfight broke out in Pingilana village after search ops triggered exchange of fire. Security sources said a third terrorist had also been killed but were yet to identify him.
Protest against Pakistan in Canada over Pulwama attack
8. Millions of Chinese citizens have been deemed “untrustworthy” by the nation's social credit system as Beijing plans “tougher punishments”
Millions of Chinese citizens have been discredited by Beijing's social credit system, according to a new annual report.
In the last year alone, nearly 3.6 million individuals were discredited by the nation's social credit watchdog.
Authorities have blocked more than 17 million attempts to buy flight tickets and more than 5.4 million attempts to buy high-speed train tickets from travellers deemed “untrustworthy” by the system by the end of 2018. [...]
China plans to complete the national social credit system by 2020 after starting out in 2014.
While the citizens financial credit would be supervised by banks, their online behaviour is due to be tracked by China's main technology companies, such as Tencent and Alibaba which owns substantial amount of personal data through their social media apps and e-commerce websites.
Once built, the national system could determine how easy a citizen could rent a flat, buy travel tickets or pay for a cup of tea.
9. German ISIS bride tells how she spent her wedding night in a “blood-stained torture chamber” with her new terrorist husband after fleeing life as a Hells Angel
A woman who went to Syria to became the bride of an ISIS terrorist has revealed how she spent her wedding night in a “blood-stained torture chamber.”
Currently in Germany in investigative custody, 26-year-old Derya O., who hails from a Turkish family living in Germany, said that she fell in with the wrong crowd at an impressionable age.
For several years she was the girlfriend of a Hells Angels boss where she became increasingly unhappy with her life shortly before meeting German convert Mario Sciannimanica online, who told her about life in ISIS.
He told her about his conversion to the true cause and how he had even abandoned his beloved pet dog Luna because it was regarded as “unclean”, and had moved to Syria.
After he told her he wasn't married, she replied: “Okay, then we will get married.”
10. UK-based man charged with inciting car, knife terror attacks in Germany
LONDON (AP) – A man living in northeast England has been charged under Britain’s terrorism laws with attempting to incite a car, knife and bomb attack in Germany.
Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, a 33-year-old from Newcastle, was charged Monday with encouraging another person to plow a car into crowds in Germany, attack people with a meat cleaver and detonate bombs, “with the aim of killing and/or causing serious injury.”