1. Muslim Man in Court for Threatening to Blow Up French Cathedral for Not Reading Quran
A 37-year-old male identified only by his first name, Ahmed, was brought to a court in Chalon-sur-Saône accused of threatening to blow up a cathedral with a hand grenade.
On Saturday, the 37-year-old barged into local landmark St Vincent’s Cathedral of Chalon-sur-Saône and while intoxicated and carrying a bottle of alcohol he yelled: “It is the Quran that must be read!” He then said that he had a grenade and would blow up the church, local news website Info Chalon reports.
The court, which was presided by a tribunal of judges, saw Ahmed ask for a delay in the proceedings to mount a defence, rather than be judged on the day of the hearing.
“Ahmed” has a long history of criminality with 27 prior criminal convictions including three cases of death threats and seven convictions for theft.
2. Human bomb: ISIS terrorists reportedly turn captive into live missile in chilling execution
Islamic State (IS, former ISIS) militants have put a captive Syrian soldier to death by tying a bomb to his head and throwing him off a building, as pictures posted by the terrorist group’s propaganda channels show.
The extremists can be seen fitting a helmet filled with explosives on the head of a captured Syrian Army soldier. The prisoner of war was bound tightly with ropes and tied to long wooden planks that kept him upright.
The man was then suspended over the ground and dropped from a height, head-first. The bomb tied to his head –and equipped with an impact detonator– exploded as he hit the ground, killing the captive instantly.
3. “Once the migrant claims he has paid to climb on the truck, things get very complicated”
VIDEO: In covering the story of a truck driver detained in France accused of migrant trafficking, a Bulgarian news report speaks with other truckers who raise the alarm about migrant stow aways, blackmail and false accusations of payola.
4. Germany: 200 police storm refugee centre in Baden-Wurttemberg
From the Youtube page:
More than 200 police officers with about 70 vehicles stormed the LEA refugee centre in the German city of Ellwangen, Baden-Wurttemberg in the early hours of Thursday morning. They came as backup following a botched effort to detain and then deport one of the migrants living at the centre.
Officers sought to complete their failed mission at the LEA centre. The area was cordoned off and paramedics and emergency physicians were also on site.
On Monday night, police searched the refugee centre and detained a 23-year-old Togolese man who was wanted for deportation. Reports say that at first an estimated 50 refugees showed their solidarity with the man. Witnesses say the number soon grew to around 150-200 as the centre's residents united against the police, surrounding patrol cars and forcing the officers to eventually release the detainee.
Related video: Refugees chase away police - detainee gives interview
5. Russia uses armed ROBOT during gun battle that left 11 jihadists dead during anti-terror operation ahead of the World Cup
WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT
Russia operatives used an armed robot in a gunfight that left 11 jihadists dead - as they try to stamp out extremism ahead of the World Cup.
Counter-terrorism forces engaged extremists in the volatile Islamic region of Dagestan over several days.
Dramatic footage shows police marksman firing on a house from an armored vehicle.
A compact armed robot is seen approaching the property to engage the jihadists.
The bullet-ridden bodies of six men were later shown in pictures released by investigative authorities.
Video at link.
6. Psychiatrist Denies Link Between Mental Illness and Radical Islamic Terrorism
French psychiatrist Pierre-François Godet has denied a causal link between radical Islamic terrorism and mental illness saying that he could find no objective studies that proved any direct links between the two.
Godet, who serves as head of the psychiatry unit at Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d’Or hospital centre and is a member of the national office of the Union of Hospital Psychiatrists (SPH), said: “There is no scientific study showing an objective link between jihadist radicalism and this or that personality structure.”
In an article written for French magazine Lyon Capitale, Godet explains the difference between a mentally ill psychotic and a person without overt mental illness saying that the psychotic is prone to delirium and delusion.
7. Imam blown up by own bomb in Ghor’s capital
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): A prayer leader of a mosque was killed when a land mine he was planting in this capital city of western Ghor province went off accidentally, an official said Wednesday.
Police spokesman Mohammad Iqbal Nizami told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mualvi Abdul Qader, a resident of Kashkar area, wanted to plant the roadside bomb in Ghaibi area of Ferozkoh city.
Abdul Qader, who had heen leading prayers at a mosque for three years, was killed in the blast, Nizami said.
8. Germany: Prominent gay TV personality warns homosexuals against Islam
Source: Der Westen
Cologne. Jürgen Domian (60) has bemoaned the fact that it is not possible in Germany to have an opinion that is critical of Muslims without getting “shoved into the rightwing corner”.
For the former radio moderator, the belt attack against two kippa-wearing men last April in Berlin was no coincidence. As he wrote in his column for the Kölner Stadtanzeiger, “Not my country, not my home anymore”, attacks motivated by anti-Semitism are the result of decades of ignorance, especially in “intellectual and lefty liberal circles”.
Domian says that every day he expects similar extreme acts of violence not just against people of the Jewish faith, but against homosexuals as well.
In the ‘90s, he says, it was totally safe for homosexual men to walk hand in hand on public streets. “But today they should not dare to do that,” the 60-year-old warns. The risk is simply too high of being immediately attacked by men of Muslim background, and “getting punched in the face,” Domian says.
9. Migrant Camps Force “Grand Paris” Race Organisers to Cancel Event
Organisers have had to cancel the “Grand Paris” ten-kilometre run because the makeshift migrant camps that have sprung up along the banks of the Saint-Denis canal have made the route impossible to safely navigate.
The organisers of the event, which sees participants race from the Place de la République, along the Canal Saint-Martin to La Villette, and finally to the Stade de France, cancelled the race because they claim they could find no other route that would avoid the migrant camps, Le Parisien reports.
A statement, which was released this week by the organisers, said: “These makeshift camps are growing and expanding day by day. According to the most recent estimates, in the coming weeks, they will bring together more than 2,500 refugees.”
10. MALCOLM: Controversial Islamic groups receive Canada Summer Jobs Grants
The Trudeau government has used the controversial Canada Summer Jobs Grant to fund an Islamic group with terror ties, and another with a history of anti-gay rhetoric, the Sun has learned.
According to a government database listing recipients of the Canada Summer Jobs grant, both the Canada Arab Federation (CAF) and the Anatolia Islamic Centre have been approved for federal funding in 2018.
In 2009, CAF was de-funded over the group’s extremism and support for terrorist groups – a decision made by the previous Harper Conservative government and backed up by a federal judge.
CAF had received a grant through the department of immigration to provide English lessons for newcomers, but the contract was pulled when then-immigration minister Jason Kenney found out about the funding.