1. “IT’S DISGUSTING” Blind veteran KICKED OUT of Wetherspoons “because he supported Tommy Robinson”
A BRANCH of Wetherspoons has been slammed online after its landlady allegedly ‘threw out’ a blind veteran because he supported Tommy Robinson.
The incident occurred outside The Knights Templar on Chancery Lane in the City of London.
Eyewitness Damian Knox said on Facebook: “I witnessed a blind veteran with a guide dog refused service and asked to leave The Knights Templar in London because the landlord’s wife suspected he’d been at the Tommy demo.”
He said: “A blind veteran is being thrown out of a pub because they suspect he may be a Tommy Robinson supporter, which he is but that’s not illegal is it.”
2. European court rules insulting Prophet Mohammed “not freedom of expression”
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Thursday that insulting Islam's Prophet Mohammed is not covered by freedom of expression.
Defaming the Prophet “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate” and “could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace,” the ruling stated.
The decision by a seven-judge panel came after an Austrian national identified as Mrs. S. held two seminars in 2009 in which she insulted the prophet.
The court said that the woman's comments could not be covered by the freedom of expression, stating that it had found that "the applicant's statements had been likely to arouse justified indignation in Muslims" and “amounted to a generalization without factual basis.”
Related: Woman’s conviction in Austria for calling the Prophet Mohammed a paedophile did not breach her right to free speech, European Court of Human Rights rules
3. German ISIS “shoemaker” pleads to come home from Syria
From northern Syria, Muslim convert Sufyan (not his real name) gives an interview to AFP in Rmelan, imploring his native Germany to take him back, having been captured years after joining the Islamic State group's so-called "caliphate".
4. Eric Zemmour on why politicians have allowed the Islamization of French neighbourhoods
5. Refugee who used her own family's passports to smuggle two asylum seekers into UK illegally is spared jail because judge thought her motive was “humanitarian”
A refugee who abused her and her family's new British passports to bring in two illegal migrants has been praised for her “humanitarian desire” by a judge.
Somalia-born Hana Abdi Qahtan, 46, tried to pass off a 16-year-old Yemeni as her son at London Heathrow Airport and had another UK passport for an older woman hidden in her hijab.
She had flown to Bahrain on her UK passport, also bringing her son's and mother's with her to be illegally used by two distant relatives to enter Britain.
The part-time carer, who lives in Manor Park, East London, applied for asylum in 2006 and became a British citizen in 2013, also getting passports for her mother and many children.
6. Hundreds injured on Croatian border as 300 migrants try to enter the EU by force
Several migrants were injured yesterday at the Croatian border, at least two were hospitalized. They attempted to cross the border into Croatia at the Maljevac border crossing at Velika Kladusa in north-western Bosnia-Herzegovina and collided with the police in the attempt.
More than 300 migrants are said to have gathered at the border station to enter the EU. The riots occurred after some of the assembled migrants began to throw stones at police officers and specifically seek confrontation with them.
7. Facebook shuts down pages of disabled veteran with 3 million fans
An Air Force veteran who lost three limbs in the Iraq war is concerned about his livelihood after Facebook shut down pages of his coffee business and a political commentary website.
Brian Kolfage was severely injured in combat on Sept. 11, 2004, losing both legs and his right arm when an enemy rocket hit the Balad Air Base north of Baghdad. “I’m the most severely wounded U.S. Airman to survive,” he said in an Oct. 11 article. [...]
Starting this year, Kolfage took over the management of the Right Wing News (RWN) Facebook page from Hawkins, which was followed by more than 3.1 million people.
In March, he set up the RWNOfficial.com conservative political news and commentary website, and used the RWN and other Facebook pages to promote content from the site.
A cursory review of the site showed headlines in sensational tone and articles written as a mix of news and commentary.
To satisfy Facebook’s policies against “fake news,” Kolfage had to get a special authorization from Facebook to post political content. He dutifully provided pictures of his passport, his driver’s license, his home address, and set up a two-step account authentication. Still, his personal account was repeatedly disabled and then enabled again after he complained. [...]
On Oct. 11, all three of Kolfage’s pages were shut down. Not just the ones with political content, but also one page for his coffee business with over 200,000 fans.
8. Irish Post: Musician Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam, becomes Shuhada’ Davitt
Chart-topping Irish musician Sinead O’Connor who scored a worldwide hit with her 1990 single “Nothing Compares 2 U” has undergone a public conversion from Catholicism to Islam, sharing her progress to the Twitter platform, reports The Irish Post.
Writing online, the musician announced that she had converted to Islam, chronicled getting her first hijab, and posted a video of her singing the Islamic call to prayer.
Shuhada’ also posted an image in imitation of the Nike tick logo which implored followers to “wear a Hijab. Just do it.”
Here is my 1st attempt at singing the Azan. I got some pronouncition wrong because emotions took me from my page... but there’ll be hundreds of others onstage to come ... https://t.co/vDFyheqOOc— Shuhada’ Davitt (@MagdaDavitt77) October 19, 2018
Related: Jack Buckby: Sinead O’Connor Needs Help
9. UK: School that taught God only saved Muslims on Noah’s Ark first fined for operating illegally
The leaders of an “Islamic learning centre,” that taught only Muslims were saved by God during the biblical flood, have become the first-ever in the UK convicted for operating an illegal and unregistered school in England.
Headteacher Beatrix Bernhardt, 38, and director Nacerdine Talbi, 47, were convicted at Westminster Magistrates’ Court of running the Al-Istiqamah Learning Centre in Southall, west London.
The centre claimed it only provided tuition to home-schooled children, but it is was found that many of the 60 children who attended, aged between five and 11, received most of their education there.
Photographs of lesson plans and homework diaries taken by inspectors showed the centre was being run like a school.
Other images in the press show the school had taught children that only “Muslims and animals” were saved on Noah’s ark, The Metro reports.
10. Toronto District School Board launches Islamic History Month
The Government of Canada first established October as Islamic History Month (IHM) in 2007, recognizing, “the important contributions of Canadian Muslims to Canadian society, the cultural diversity of the Canadian Muslim community, and the importance of Canadians learning about each other to foster greater social cohesion.” On 22 June 2016, TDSB Trustees voted to designate the month of October as Islamic Heritage Month (IHM). The following autumn, “Reflect. Celebrate. Learn.” was chosen as the theme of our inaugural IHM 2017.