1. Boston to display posters addressing public harassment, Islamophobia
The posters present "A bystander's guide to helping a person who is being targeted," with the title "ISLAMOPHOBIC HARASSMENT" in bold, capital letters on top. Illustrations depict a woman sitting on a bus or train wearing a hijab, and an angry man yelling at her. A woman intervenes, conversing with the victim until the attacker walks away. The artist employs shades of purple and blues for the drawings, making the race of the illustrated characters unclear, though the intervening bystander appears to be white.
2. Was policeman who shot Australian woman in Minneapolis an affirmative action hire?
“Mohamed Noor, 32, joined the police force two years ago and is among more Somalis hired in recent years as the department continues its efforts to diversify. To those in Minnesota’s Somali community, the largest in the United States, he was seen as a role model, and his hiring was celebrated.”
3. 'Enormous rise' in girls threatened with genital mutilation in Germany: report.
There are currently more than 13,000 girls in Germany whose families plan to have them circumcised - an increase of 4,000 over last year - women's rights group Terre des Femmes claims.
“Due to the arrival of migrants from countries such as Eritrea, Somalia and Iraq, we have recorded a huge increase in the number of affected women and threatened girls,” Terre des Femmes spokeswoman Charlotte Weil told DPA on Tuesday.
Weil, who has authored a report on unrecorded female genital mutilation (FGM) in Germany, estimated that there are 58,000 women in the country who have been victims of female circumcision.
The mutilation of the female sexual organs is practised in many African countries, as well as a few in Asia. It is illegal in Germany.
4. The Saudi woman arrested after posting an Instagram video of herself in non-Islamic clothing has been released
A woman detained by Saudi police after appearing in a video wearing a miniskirt has been released without punishment, according to a statement by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Culture and Information.
The woman, who was detained by Riyadh police, featured in a viral video wearing a miniskirt and a crop top as she strolled through a Saudi city.
5. Germany: Child Abuse Trial After Woman drags children to Join Islamic State
The unnamed woman, born in Dresden in 1976, is said to have dragged her four children aged between three and nine to Syria to join the Islamic State terror group in September of 2014.
She spent two years in Syria with the terror group and even bragged in an interview with Arabic media that she had participated in fighting, and that her eldest child had even been shot, German news website Nordbayern reports.
The woman is now being brought before a court in Nuremberg by local prosecutors charged with child abuse which was confirmed by lawyer Friedrich Weitner late last week. The 40-year-old woman initially returned to Germany in November of 2016 and was arrested on charges of refusing to pay fines for theft and fraud.
According to Breitbart, terror related charges are being investigated separately.
6. Mayor of Italian town complains that government tricked him into accommodating migrants
7. On the Greek Isle of Lesvos, police and migrants clash
At the end, firefighting aircraft are used to try to contain the fires.
8. Islamic State's Baghdadi almost certainly alive: Kurdish official
“A top Kurdish counter-terrorism official said on Monday he was 99 percent sure that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqqa, despite reports that he had been killed.
‘Baghdadi is definitely alive. He is not dead. We have information that he is alive. We believe 99 percent he is alive,’ Lahur Talabany told Reuters in an interview.
‘Don't forget his roots go back to al Qaeda days in Iraq. He was hiding from security services. He knows what he is doing.’
The secretive Islamic State leader has frequently been reported killed or wounded since he climbed up to the pulpit of a mosque in Mosul in 2014 and declared a caliphate with himself the leader of all Muslims.”
9. Man charged after east London acid attack left two victims with serious burns
The victims were left with serious burns after the horrific attack on Burdett Road on July 4.
Mustafa Ahmed, 19, was arrested on Sunday and has now been charged with one count of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm, and one count of attempted wounding with intent to do GBH.
10. Channel 4 documentary on migrant crisis: Charities may be acting on political, not humanitarian, motives