1. Man who passengers stopped being deported on their flight from Heathrow is 'foreign criminal convicted of serious offences who was being sent back to Somalia' by the Home Office
The man who passengers stopped from being deported from the UK is a foreign criminal convicted of serious offences, MailOnline can reveal.
Dramatic video footage captured the moment passengers on a flight from London to Turkey stopped the unnamed man from being deported by demanding he be taken off the plane.
The man had been brought onto the Turkish Airlines flight at Heathrow Airport shortly before it was due to depart for Istanbul on Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by four officials.
The footage shows him screaming at the top of his lungs, shouting that he is being separated from his family and being taken to Somalia.
Passengers on the flight intervened to help get the man removed from the plane after a protracted argument with Home Office staff on-board.
But a source told MailOnline that the man was being deported from the UK because he is a “foreign national offender” who has been convicted of serious offences.
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4. Austria might back out of UN migration pact over “sovereignty concern”
Austria may follow the US and Hungary in backing out of a UN agreement on migration, its government said on Wednesday. “We view some of the points in this agreement very critically. We will therefore do everything to maintain the sovereignty of our country and ensure that we as the Republic of Austria can decide for ourselves on migration issues,” Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said.
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was approved in July by all 193 UN member nations except the US, which backed out last year.
5. Chinese authorities launch “anti-halal” crackdown in Xinjiang
Authorities in Xinjiang have launched a campaign against the “spread of halal,” claiming the growing number of halal products is encouraging religious extremism in the heavily monitored Chinese region.
Party officials in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, which is home to about 12 million people from Muslim minorities, on Monday called on government officers to strengthen the “ideological struggle” and fight “halalification” or the “pan-halal tendency,” a post on the Urumqi People’s Procuratorate Wechat account said.
The term refers to extending halal labelling – food that adheres to Islamic law – to non-food items to appeal to Muslim consumers. Officials and state media say the growing number of products labelled halal allows Islamic rituals to penetrate secular life in China.
6. Salvini orders radical imam's expulsion from Italy
A radical Egyptian imam and terrorism supporter will be deported from Italy, hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini wrote Wednesday in a tweet.
"Just signed the expulsion order for an imam who incited Islamic terrorism in Italy. Go home!" read Salvini's tweet.
The suspect is Ahmed Elbadry Elbasiouny Aboualy, who in September 2009 attacked conservative politician Daniela Santanche during a protest in the northern city of Milan against the Islamic veil, according to interior ministry sources.
According to investigators, eletronic files found on devices belonging to Aboualy showed his extremism, which had also been observed in mosques where he preached.
7. Toronto police investigating after Jewish school targeted with graffiti
Toronto police are investigating after a Jewish day school was targeted with graffiti over the Thanksgiving weekend.
The messages were found Tuesday morning scrawled at the south campus of Leo Baeck Day School in the area of Eglinton Avenue and Allen Road.
Toronto police said one sign read “Free Palestine” while another read “Long Live Palestine” and said they are investigating the graffiti as an act of mischief.
A news release sent out by the Centre For Israel and Jewish Affairs showed “Long life to the Hamas” scrawled on another sign at the school. CIJA said that nearby Beth Sholom Synagogue was also targeted with graffiti.
8. German news update on man who stabbed ex-partner, child to death in Hamburg train station
9. LEVY: “Irregular” migrants continue to flock into Toronto
It’s not just that Toronto’s shelters are full — with 2,600 or 39.2% of the spaces occupied by refugees, er asylum seekers, irregular migrants (whatever we’re calling them today.)
But according to city spokesman Natasha Hinds Fitzsimmins Tuesday, some 18-20 are arriving in the city per day, mostly from Nigeria.
According to Hinds Fitzsimmins, the federal government procured two hotels in Peel and York to house the irregular (a.k.a. illegal) migrants who were placed in the Centennial and Humber college dorms earlier in the summer.
As reported by Canadian Press, the federal government has extended their hotel stay four weeks beyond the original deadline of Sept. 30 because they have yet to come up with a more long-term approach that would send the refugees to communities beyond Toronto.
10. Baroness Warsi: Muslims Who “Made Mistakes” and Spread Extremism Should Be Forgiven
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has said the UK must not “become a country that polices thought” and speech, and Muslims who say potentially “extreme” things should be forgiven.
The Tory peer — who has called for a crackdown on “Islamophobia” and last year demanded an investigation into and sanctions for supposed anti-Muslim “hate speech” in newspapers — gave the speech Tuesday defending Muslims who may insult women, homosexuals, and minorities, as they “make mistakes.”
Speaking in the House of Lords, Baroness Warsi slammed the government’s de-radicalisation Prevent agenda, claiming it has not worked as intended and has “alienated” Muslims rather than “engaged” them.