1. Women take to the streets of Iran without the veil as they show support for woman who was viciously beaten by “morality police”
Dozens of women have taken to the streets of Iran without the mandatory hijab, after a video emerged showing “morality police officers” brutally beating a young woman whose veil they deemed “insufficient”.
Videos show them bravely defying the country's Islamic law, which requires women to cover their hair in public, as they walk through cities like the capital Tehran and Shiraz.
Several of them face verbal and physical abuse in the street, with witnesses urging them to cover their hair.
Related: IRAN WHITE WEDNESDAY WOMAN WITHOUT HIJAB TREATED HARSHLY BY POLICE & ISLAMIC GUARDS
2. Number of Swedes Opposing Mass Migration of Asylum Seekers Doubles
The number of Swedes who want to see far fewer asylum seekers enter the country has doubled since 2015 to nearly half of the voting population.
A poll conducted by Ipsos found that the general Swedish attitude toward taking in large numbers of asylum seekers had radically changed since the height of the 2015 migrant crisis when only two out of ten people were for reducing the number, Dagens Nyheter reports.
“This is a dramatic change, not least because it has been so fast,” said professor of Political Science Marie Demker who teaches at the University of Gothenburg.
Along with the increase in the number of voters who wanted more restrictive asylum policies, the number of Swedes demanding more asylum seekers also greatly decreased from 26 per cent to only 12 per cent.
3. Maine Democrats Quash Bill to Criminalize FGM
A bill to criminalize female genital mutilation (FGM) in Maine was squashed by House Democrats due to political correctness and misplaced concerns about Islamophobia.
The vote ironically came during the “Week of the Young Child.”
The bill would have held the mutilator, consenting parents and/or guardians and the transporters accountable for their part in perpetrating the FGM and exacted penalties from each of these parties.
Instead of passing the bill, all the House Democrats save for one, voted against the bill amid ad hominem cries against one of the bill’s sponsors, Republican legislator Rep. Heather Sirocki. Specifically, the Southern Poverty Law Center published emails between Sirocki and a Maine member of ACT for America, which the law center bogusly claims is “the largest anti-Muslim hate group in the United States.”
Related: FGM Survivor Fights Through Panic Attack to Tell Her Story
4. Osama Bin Laden's “bodyguard” living on benefits in Germany
5. Radical imams are spewing anti-Semitism in the US with impunity
Muslim clerics are threatening the lives of Jews from the pulpits of American mosques, and they are doing it with virtual impunity, say former US law-enforcement officials who worry that the rhetoric could lead to violent attacks.
Over the past six months, at least five prominent US imams have been caught on tape preaching violence against Jews in sermons at mosques across America.
Yet these radical preachers inciting anti-Semitic violence aren’t prosecuted or even permanently banished by the leadership of their mosques.
“It’s outrageous they aren’t immediately removed and investigated for what may be solicitation [to commit a crime of violence],” was the view of veteran FBI Special Agent John Guandolo, who now runs a counterterrorism consulting firm, Understanding the Threat LLC.
Jewish people already are disproportionately targeted for hate crimes in America, but recent sermons could fan the flames of anti-Semitism. In November, the FBI released new data showing there were more Jewish victims of anti-religious hate crimes in 2016 (the last reported year) than victims of all other religious groups combined.
6. Front National Politicians Face Hate Speech Trial for Discussing Alleged Migrant Attack at Hospital
Three Front National municipal councillors in the French city of Limoges are to be prosecuted after writing an article in a local magazine highlighting an assault on a hospital worker allegedly committed by a newly arrived migrant.
The three politicians were charged with “provocation to racial hatred” this week after the case was brought to court by the International League Against Racism and Antisemitism (Licra), Franceinfo reports.
The article, which was signed by the three politicians, came in response to an alleged assault of hospital staff at the Hospital Centre University de Limoges, which some claimed had been carried out by a migrant.
In their article, the three politicians described the perpetrator of the alleged assault saying they were “one of our new inhabitants, invited by our governments, housed, fed, helped, cared for, all for free, with a little bit of pocket money.”
7. USA: Protesters put pressure on Supreme Court to end Muslim ban
8. Three hurt after motorist smashes into Garda car, taxi and truck in Dublin
A crazed driver smashed through traffic on a busy city quay after a motorised rampage in which he struck a garda car.
The man, thought to be in his early 20s and originally from an Arab background, had been seen driving a BMW in an erratic manner in the St Stephen’s Green area of Dublin.
He then drove at speed towards the Quays where he came in contact with a garda car.
The driver sped up Wellington Quay and Aston Quay and then struck a taxi and a truck before coming to rest.
Gardai were swiftly on the scene and began treating those injured.
A search of the car found a large number of items including a copy of the Koran.
9. BELGIUM: Abou Jahjah not happy with foot on Koran
Antwerp - The Belgian-Lebanese publicist Dyab Abou Jahjah filed a complaint against the new book by ex-Miss Belgium and Vlaams Belang politician Anke Van dermeersch. On the cover is the Flemish with her heels on the Koran.
In the book “A. N. K. E. #PolitiekIncorrect” tells Van dermeersch about her strong relationship with Filip Dewinter and reveals more juicy gossip about politicians and famous Flemish people. Islam is also widely discussed. “If I hear feminists wearing a headscarf... I do not accept that”, according to the politician in an interview.
According to Abou Jahjah, the book shakes an entire community and the anti-racism and anti-discrimination laws are violated at various points, reports HLN. be.
Especially with the cover, on which the politician “puts Islam a heel”, he has trouble.
Abou Jahjah: “The Qur'an is a holy book, which is not placed under a shoe.”
Abou Jahjah also points out that Van Dermeersch himself and her party “have been ravaging the Muslim community for years and inciting hatred.” He warns that the book- which according to the publicist is provocative and insulting- can be dangerous. “It can attract the attention of extremists abroad, with the danger that they will radicalise and recruit young people here.
10. German jails are at maximum capacity nationwide: report
Prisons across all German states are seriously overcrowded, according to a media report. In some states, attacks on prison guards have also increased.
According to a report published by Funke Media Group newspapers on Wednesday, there is a growing shortage of space in Germany's prisons, with jails in most states having already reached full capacity.
A survey conducted by the Funke Media Group with the Ministries of Justice across all federal states showed a utilization rate in prisons as high as 100 percent, as was the case in Baden-Württemberg. [...]
According to the media report, prisoners identifying as Islamists are of particular concern to the prison system.
Ministry officials reported that the number of “Islamist prisoners” in Hesse, for example, has more than tripled since 2013.