1. Swiss People's Party (SVP) attempt to debate domestic violence stats with Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga in Parliament
Original article HERE.
2. Greece: “It was hatred” - Locals react to vandalised Cross in Lesbos
A crucifix standing on the top of the rocky shores of Appeli on Greece's island of Lesbos, was destroyed by unknown vandals on Sunday night. The cross was reportedly built in honour of the refugees who died at sea, footage from Wednesday shows the reaction of locals to the vandalism.
3. Palestinian female guerilla fighters of the al-Quds brigades display their combat skills in military show of force on Gaza Strip
Palestine female guerilla fighters who are members of the al-Quds Brigades group showed off their combat skills in a military display on the Gaza Strip.
al-Quds Brigades is the second-most powerful armed group in the Gaza Strip after Hamas and the military wing of the Jihad Islamic organisation.
In the Gaza Strip, the al-Quds Brigades often fight using Quds rocket-attacks outside of populated civilian areas.
The female members of the group hit the headlines in December last year after US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The women responded by burning the US flag and vowing to “redeem Palestine with our souls and our blood,” as they marched through Gaza.
VIDEO: Witness the female soldiers of Al-Quds Brigades during the graduation of a military course in Gaza
4. Learning from the Balkans | Failed multiculturalism in Skopje/Macedonia
Are European politicians leading their countries to the kind of Balkanization that we saw in Yugoslavia where an ideological conflict between the West and Islam even led to a short war?
5. Urine, pepper spray & smoke grenades: Antifa activists clash with right-wingers in Providence RI
Hundreds of antifa activists clashed with right-wing groups outside the Rhode Island State House in Providence on Saturday.
6. MALCOLM: CRA-sanctioned Islamic charity got jobs grant
A recently sanctioned Islamic organization was awarded a Canada Summer Jobs grant by the Trudeau government, the Sun has learned.
The Islamic Society of North America — Canada (ISNA-Canada) was fined and its charity status suspended last month after an audit by the Canada Revenue Agency raised concerns over financial links to armed militias and terrorists in Pakistan.
As reported by investigative journalist Stewart Bell of Global News, the feds suspended the Mississauga-based group’s charity status for one year and fined the group half a million dollars.
CRA auditors revealed ISNA-Canada was working as a “conduit” by using its charitable status in Canada to raise money that “may have knowingly or unknowingly” been used to “support the efforts of a political party and its armed wing Hizbul Mujahideen.”
7. Far-right former paratrooper wins first round of Brazilian election: Almost half vote for dictatorship fan Jair Bolsonaro who called refugees “scum” and once said “I’d rather my son died than showed up with some bloke with a mustache”
Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro, who expresses nostalgia for Brazil's military dictatorship, is leading the country's presidential race.
With 97 percent of votes counted, Bolsonaro had 46.5 percent compared to 28.5 percent for former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad.
Haddad is the leftist stand-in for jailed ex-President Luiz Inacio da Silva, who was barred from running.
A runoff will be held October 28 if Bolsonaro does not get more than 50 percent.
The country's Superior Electoral Tribunal, which releases returns, had yet to officially pronounce a runoff.
Bolsonaro, 63, gained momentum after a near-fatal stabbing at a rally one month ago that kept him from campaigning.
Related: Brazilian far-right presidential candidate stabbed at campaign event (CONTENT WARNING)
8. Italian Journalist Union Demands Writers Stop Using Term “Illegal Immigrant”
A newly released charter for Italian journalists has demanded that writers stop using terms like “clandestine migrant” and use a replacement such as “irregular migrant” instead.
The new guidelines come from the Federazione Nazionale Stampa Italiana (FNSI), a trade union representing Italian journalists, and state that journalists should avoid using terms that may seem discriminatory toward migrants, Il Giornale reports.
Instead of using the term clandestini, the common word in Italian for illegal immigrants, the FNSI has demanded that members of the union use suggested phrases like “irregular migrant” or migrants who are in Italy “without regular permission.” The journalists are told to use the terms despite Italian law specifically listing “illegal migration,” as the name implies, as a crime.
According to the FNSI, the reasoning behind the change in terms is because illegal migrant “contains a negative judgment a priori, suggests the idea that the migrant acts in the dark, secretly, as a criminal.”
9. Self-Described “Islamic Bonnie and Clyde” Guilty of Plot to Attack “Non-Believers”
A couple who described themselves as an “Islamic Bonnie and Clyde” have been found guilty in an Australian court of planning a New Year’s Eve terrorist stabbing attack on non-Muslims.
Sameh Bayda and Alo-Bridget Namoa, both 21, were charged last year with the offences, which prosecutors allege had been plotted in late 2015 to early 2016.
They had already been in custody accused of collecting documents likely to facilitate terrorist acts and denied conspiring to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act.
But after more than three days of deliberations, a NSW Supreme Court jury on Friday found them guilty of the plot. Police evidence showed it involved detonating an improvised device, an incendiary device or using a bladed weapon.
Namoa, who married Bayda in an Islamic wedding ceremony in 2015 when they were 18, had referred to the couple as a jihadi “Bonnie and Clyde,” the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
10. Salvini threatens to close airports if Germany sends back migrants to Italy
Rome has still not reached an agreement with Berlin on the repatriation of asylum seekers who had first registered in Italy, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said, vowing to close airports to German flights transferring refugees.