1. Swedish-Hungarian woman moved to Hungary due to security reasons
Swedish-Hungarian Natalie Contessa af Sandeberg has moved from Stockholm to Hungary because of security reasons; she told channel M1 TV that currently, Hungary is one of the safest countries in Europe due to lack of migrants.
The interview was broadcasted by M1 TV on Friday. Natalie Contessa af Sandeberg whose mother is Hungarian told the interviewer: Hungary is unlike Sweden, Germany or Austria, which are flooded with migrants; the Swedish media is deliberately slanting the news on the refugee crisis including what really has been happening in Stockholm where Natalie lived.
Public security in the Swedish capital has been drastically deteriorated in the last two or three years.
She recalled that one morning on her way to work she was attacked by a migrant in the subway. In vain, she cried out for help; but nobody helped because everybody was afraid, and the police did not come either. Finally, she managed to run away from the attacker.
2. Honduran Migrant Pleads Guilty to Islamic State Plan to Bomb Miami Shopping Mall
Vicente Adolfo Solano, 53, told an undercover agent in 2017 that he was unhappy with the United States and wanted to carry out an attack in Miami’s Dolphin Mall, and also expressed a desire to join the caliphate.
“According to the stipulated factual basis filed with the Court, in early 2017, Solano told an individual, who later became a Confidential Human Source (‘CHS’) for the government, that he was upset with the United States and wanted to conduct an attack in Miami,” reads a statement from U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. “Later, Solano told this CHS that he wanted to join ISIS.”
3. Toronto Canada: MANDEL: Sea of purple ribbons as Dr. Mohammed Shamji ordered to stand trial for domestic murder
In the shadow of the latest deaths – an Ajax woman and her children brutally murdered and her partner under arrest — a North York courtroom was filled with more than a dozen relatives and friends of slain Dr. Elana Fric, their lapels all sporting purple ribbons against domestic violence. [...]
And a trial there will be: Ontario Court Justice Leslie Pringle ruled Friday that she’d heard enough evidence during the preliminary hearing to order Dr. Mohammed Shamji tried on charges he killed his wife and “committed an indignity” to her body. [...]
Her body was discovered beside the Humber River in Kleinburg the day after her mother reported her missing, stuffed in a suitcase that once belonged to her mom when she came here from Croatia decades ago.
4. Greece: Anti-fascists call for open borders amid refugee crisis
5. Germany: 4,500 rally for anti-refugee protest in Cottbus
Around 4,500 demonstrators participated in an anti-refugee protest in the Brandenburg city of Cottbus on Saturday, organised by “Zukunft Heimat” (“Future Homeland”).
The protest follows tension and violence in the area, including an alleged knife attack by Syrian teenagers last month in which a German teenage boy was injured and an attack on a bachelor party last year.
According to the group, such attacks are commonplace around Germany and Cottbus has suffered due to Chancellor Angela Merkel's “open door” refugee policy.
A previous anti-refugee demo in May 2017 attracted around 2,500 participants.
6. Survey: Three Quarters of Germans Say Islam Does Not “Belong” in Germany
Asked whether Islam belongs in Germany, some three quarters (74 percent) of Germans polled answered “absolutely not” or “probably not,” in direct opposition to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
In their responses to a poll by the Civey institute, published Friday by FOCUS, 54.6 percent of Germans said that Islam was “absolutely not” a part of Germany, with an additional 19.7 percent answering “probably not.”
Only 6.4 percent responded that Islam “definitely” belongs in Germany and another 14.9 percent answered, “probably yes.” Of those polled, 4.4 percent abstained.
7. Child sex crimes in London up by 30 per cent
The number of child sexual offences in London rocketed by 30 per cent to more than 1,000 crimes last year, new figures reveal today.
Statistics show there were 1,200 offences of child sexual exploitation in the capital in 2017 - compared to 922 crimes in 2016.
The figures were released as Barnardo’s launched a pilot scheme to help child victims of sexual exploitation in London.
The charity said a new pilot scheme was helping child victims of rape and serious sexual assaults in two London boroughs, Hammersmith and Fulham and Redbridge.
8. Ottawa Canada: Vandalized Buddhist statue prompts police investigation
Ottawa police are investigating a report of vandalism at a temple after a Buddha statue was destroyed overnight.
Police were called to the Hilda Jayewardenaramaya Buddhist Temple at 1481 Heron Rd. Friday morning after two monks who live there reported the damage.
The head of the statue, which sits outside the building, appears to have been smashed apart.
Manoj Da Silva, the temple's treasurer, said the statue was installed about four months ago and cost approximately $8,000 to purchase and ship from Sri Lanka.
An iron bar believed to have been used to damage the statue was found nearby, according to Da Silva.
9. Martin Sellner, Lauren Southern, Brittany Pettibone suing UK government
10. Indian and Pakistani security agents ring each-other's doorbells and run away in bizarre escalation of tensions between the two countries
India and Pakistan have accused each others' security agents of a peculiar form of harassment - ringing the doorbells of each others' diplomatic residencies and then running away.
The tit-for-tat doorbell wars began when the bell of the Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan was rung at 3 am, Bloomsberg correspondent Ian Marlow tweeted.
“Since the Indian side felt this was done by Pakistan's security agencies, the doorbell of the Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner in Delhi was also rung at 3 am a few days later,” he said.
What at first glance might seem a somewhat childish dispute between the two nuclear armed neighbours quickly escalated - in part because the two countries remain bitterly divided over the increasingly violent Kashmir dispute.
Pakistan's foreign ministry on Thursday said it had called its top diplomat in India back home for consultations after allegations of harassment of Pakistani diplomatic staff in New Delhi.