1. UKIP Leader Gerard Batten Rips Sky News While On Sky News
NB: Biased coverage from outlets such as Sky News is one of the reasons The Rebel is working to ensure that Tommy Robinson will get fair media coverage at his next trial date. Find out how you can help HERE.
2. Teen Told to “Get Out” of College Class After Confessing Tommy Robinson Support
A teen student says she has left college after revealing her support for Tommy Robinson and being told, “Get out, we don’t want people with your views.”
The 17-year-old told StokeonTrentLive she was ostracized on day one of the community college course run by Total People in Crewe, Cheshire, which she had enrolled in to pick up qualifications in English and mathematics in preparation for an apprenticeship which she hoped would give her a “fresh start.”
“I was given a final warning for being too right-wing,” she claimed, after falling foul of a classroom dominated by supporters of Jeremy Corbyn, the hard-left Labour Party leader who has achieved a zealous following despite repeated scandals — including attendance at a memorial honouring the Black September terrorists, meetings with IRA killers and a Communist spy, and paid appearances on Iranian state television.
3. Yemen Cholera Outbreak Increases To 10K Cases Per Week
The cholera outbreak in Yemen seems to be accelerating at an alarming rate with about 10,000 reported cases showing up each week.
Reports released from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday indicated there have been over 150,000 suspected cholera cases in the first eight months of this year, which is double the average rate.
Nearly two million malnourished Yemeni children are particularly vulnerable to cholera and health advisers are doing their best to educate parents on how to battle the disease.
4. French airstrike targets extremists in Burkina Faso
At least eight members of Burkina Faso's security forces are dead after a pair of attacks in the turbulent east, the country's security minister said Thursday, while France's military said it carried out an airstrike against extremists fleeing one of the scenes.
The West African nation is the latest in the region to wrestle with the growing threat from extremist groups that in recent months have found refuge in the forested east near the border with Niger.
In the first attack, seven soldiers were killed and two others were seriously wounded when their vehicle struck an explosive device between Gayeri and Bartieboubou on Wednesday, the minister told public radio. The soldiers' convoy was deploying to the east as Burkina Faso steps up counterterror efforts there.
5. CRA-sanctioned Islamic charity got one of Trudeau’s summer job grants
CRA-sanctioned Islamic charity got one of Trudeau’s summer job grants. The terror funding organization apparently supports a woman’s right to choose. https://t.co/nvPzXztG15— Senator Linda Frum (@LindaFrum) October 4, 2018
6. The Diversity Delusion | Heather Mac Donald
Heather Mac Donald gives a lecture at Hillsdale College on her latest book, “The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine our Culture”
7. Migrant-friendly Italian mayor arrested for allegedly arranging “marriages of convenience”
MIGRANT-FRIENDLY Italian mayor Domenico Lucano was arrested today for alleged involvement in organising “marriages of convenience” for immigration purposes.
Mr Lucano, who is known for welcoming migrants to the southern Italian town of Riace, was placed under house arrest. He is also accused of awarding a rubbish collection contract without going through the correct process.
The charges coincide with far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini introducing tough anti-immigration measures, including the establishment of detention centres across the country, as promised during last winter’s election campaign.
8. Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship
Something has gone wrong in the university—especially in certain fields within the humanities. Scholarship based less upon finding truth and more upon attending to social grievances has become firmly established, if not fully dominant, within these fields, and their scholars increasingly bully students, administrators, and other departments into adhering to their worldview. This worldview is not scientific, and it is not rigorous. For many, this problem has been growing increasingly obvious, but strong evidence has been lacking. For this reason, the three of us just spent a year working inside the scholarship we see as an intrinsic part of this problem.
9. US officials meet with Saudi Arabia's religious police
Saudi Arabia's liberalisation policies have allowed women to drive, but some activists remain silenced behind bars.
For the first time, a United States delegation met with Saudi Arabia’s religious police, the US said on Thursday.
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom met with Saudi's Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, commonly known as the religious police, about the decision to allow women to drive and open some public spaces to women.
“I am encouraged by the opening that is being seen in the capital of Riyadh. I saw women driving, some guardianship rules being rolled back, and women and men increasingly mixing in public venues, including at a Cirque du Soleil concert in Riyadh.” said commissioner Nadine Maenza.
10. U.S. counterterrorism strategy puts new focus on Iran and proxies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is giving greater priority to Iran and radical groups it backs in a new U.S. counterterrorism strategy document released on Thursday that further increases the pressure from Washington on Tehran.
The strategy, unveiled by National Security Adviser John Bolton, is the first issued since 2011 when the Obama administration’s view of counterterrorism was focused almost exclusively on the threat posed by al Qaeda after the death of its founder, Osama bin Laden.
The priority given to Iran this time around reflects President Donald Trump’s drive to contain Iran’s influence in the Middle East, curtail its ballistic missile program and backing of extremist groups and force it to the negotiating table by re-imposing U.S. sanctions.