1. Italian “Nazi” shows no remorse for shooting at migrants
Italian man who shot several migrants in Italy yesterday has Neo-nazi tattoo on face, Nazi books in rented room.
2. Italian talk radio: Caller and host argue about Islam's relationship with the arts
3. Religious Muslims offer "Free Info on Islam" in downtown Toronto
Video below provides some background on the books and teachers of this free info
4. West Edmonton Mall water park assault suspect under close surveillance after complaints, trial hears
A supervisor at the West Edmonton Mall water park testified Friday that a sexual assault suspect was closely watched by staff from the moment a group of girls raised the alarm about him.
Erika Bevan told court that a suspect wearing blue trunks in the wave pool was under close surveillance following the girls' complaints.
“We always made sure we had eyes on him,” Bevan said in Edmonton provincial court.
The Crown closed its case on Friday against Soleiman Hajj Soleiman, 40, who is charged with six counts of sexual assault and six counts of sexual contact with a child.
The defence chose not to call any evidence.
5. Edmonton refugee group standing by man accused in water park assaults
An Edmonton refugee support group is standing by the man accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls inside the West Edmonton Mall water park.
Soleiman Hajj Soleiman, 40, is on trial in Edmonton provincial court this week for six counts of sexual assault and six counts of sexual contact with a child.
“We all want to support him and are surprised to hear he is accused of this,” said Dave Trautman from the River City Refugee Project.
The group, which Trautman said has about 30 members, sponsored Soleiman, his wife and their six children to come to Canada from Syria in January 2016. [...]
The refugee group's support for Soleiman continues in spite of the troubling accusations against him, Trautman said.
“I’m not really focused on what he's accused of,” he said outside court on Wednesday. “I want to show him that he has a community.”
6. Berlusconi pledges to deport 600,000 illegal immigrants from Italy
Silvio Berlusconi has pledged to deport 600,000 illegal immigrants from Italy should his centre-right coalition enter government after elections on 4 March, as tensions simmer over the shooting of six Africans by a far-right extremist on Saturday.
The 81-year-old rightwing former prime minister said in a TV interview that immigration was a “social bomb ready to explode in Italy” and that the shooting in Macerata posed a security problem.
“Immigration has become an urgent question, because after years with a leftwing government, there are 600,000 migrants who don’t have the right to stay,” said Berlusconi. “We consider it to be an absolute priority to regain control over the situation.”
7. MALCOLM: Monsef passport questions resurface following trip to Davos
Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef may have travelled to Switzerland the other week using a passport with false information, the Toronto Sun has learned. […]
When asked again if Monsef had received a new passport with accurate information about her place of birth, Monsef’s office confirmed “the documentation is now with IRCC. Minister Monsef will be happy to share updates with Canadians when these become available.”
In other words, Monsef’s passport issues have yet to be resolved. Certainly, it is time for Monsef or her government to clarify this situation.
NB: Tommy Robinson was jailed for 10 months in the UK for using a false passport.
8. Afghan asylum seeker, 18, “rapes a 13-year-old schoolgirl” in Germany after being released from prison for attempted rape
An Afghan asylum seeker has been accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in Germany.
The 18-year-old man was arrested on Thursday last week after the girl contacted police to say he had attacked her inside a home in Esslingen, near Stuttgart.
The man previously served a year in juvenile detention for attempted rape and was released in December last year under court supervision.
9. Bombshell: UK Govt Review into Sharia Admits Systemic Discrimination Against Women, Unknown Number of “Councils”, Forced Marriage Victim Made to Appear with Abusers
A controversial review into the state of Sharia law in the United Kingdom and the bodies administering it has revealed the British government to be unaware of exactly how many of the Islamic law councils are operating in the country, an admission of systemic discrimination against women, including the victim of forced marriage being asked to appear alongside her family, with an “inappropriate” adoption of civil legal terms used.
The document — entitled “The independent review into the application of sharia law in England and Wales” — was criticised for taking a theological approach to the issue after Islamic theologian Mona Siddique OBE, as well as Imam Qari Muhammad Asim MBE and Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, were appointed to the panel and advisory board. Other members included Sam Momtaz QC, Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE QC (Hon), and Sir Mark Hedley DL.
10. “I am not afraid of you”, sole surviving Paris attack suspect tells Belgian court
THE ONLY SURVIVING suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks has accused a Belgian court of bias against Muslims, saying he put his “trust in Allah” as he went on trial for a deadly shootout with police.
Salah Abdeslam, 28, cut a defiant figure at the court while refusing to stand for the judge or to answer questions about the bloody gun battle in Brussels that led to his capture in 2016.
The Belgian-born French national of Moroccan descent was transferred to Brussels under police escort from a jail near Paris to answer charges of attempted terrorist murder of police officers.
“My silence does not make me a criminal, it’s my defence,” Abdeslam told judges at the Palais de Justice in the Belgian capital.