1. Instagram reactivates Tommy Robinson’s account after removing it “in error”
Instagram has reactivated Tommy Robinson’s account after it had been removed “in error,” the company said.
Earlier the far-right activist became the latest in a string of names to have had their social media accounts closed.
But the ban didn’t last long and just 18 hours later Instagram said they reactivated his account after admitting it had been removed in error.
2. UK Home Affairs Select Committee member bullies Youtube/Google rep over Tommy Robinson videos
Full video of hearing available HERE.
3. Boko Haram kills 7 villagers in NE Nigeria: sources
Boko Haram jihadists have killed seven villagers in a dawn raid in Nigeria's restive northeast, local militia and a resident said on Tuesday.
Gunmen in trucks and on motorcycles late on Monday attacked Munduri, a village 13km north of Borno state capital Maiduguri, firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades, according to resident Abdullahi Bunu.
“The attackers seized seven people and beheaded them before setting fire to the entire village,” militia leader Umar Ari told AFP by telephone from Maiduguri.
Those who were decapitated were the village chief and his wife, Bunu said.
“We returned this morning and found the entire village burnt along with all our food supplies and livestock.”
4. Saudi airline stops flights to Canada amid escalating diplomatic row
Saudi Arabia's national airline Saudia announced the suspension of all direct flights to and from Toronto following Canada’s comments about the kingdom’s treatment of human rights activists.
The flights to Toronto Pearson International Airport will be suspended beginning August 13, according to the announcement the carrier published on its Twitter. Previously, Toronto was the only Canadian destination Saudia served. The company promised to find alternate solutions to customers affected by the measure.
5. Frankfurt Airport terminal evacuated after family allowed through security despite testing positive for explosives
Parts of Frankfurt Airport in Germany were evacuated for several hours after a family were allowed to walk through security despite testing positive for explosives.
Federal police stopped flights from boarding and kept passengers out of area A of the airport’s Terminal 1 for about two hours, over concerns at least one person had entered without being properly screened.
“The cause of the evacuation of the terminal was an error by a security officer. Despite a positive test for explosives, a French family of four were allowed to leave the security zone,” police said on Twitter.
6. Jordan Peterson faces another contentious interview on BBC HARDTalk
7. UK politician Boris Johnson draws ire with burqa comments
LONDON – The chairman of Britain's governing Conservative Party told former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to say sorry Tuesday for a newspaper column in which he wrote that burqa-wearing women looked like ”letter boxes” and bank robbers.
Johnson, who quit the government last month in a dispute over Brexit, made the remarks in a Daily Telegraph article published Monday.
Johnson said he opposed banning burqas and other face-covering garments, but wrote that it was “absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes.”
His article drew criticism from Muslim groups and fellow politicians — including some Conservatives.
8. Asylum seeker who raped 17-year-old student in a cemetery replies “Yes, I did that. Why not?” as he is jailed for 16 years for attacking her and another woman five months apart
A Sudanese asylum seeker who raped a student and then tried to rape a mother in the same cemetery has been jailed for 16 years after admitting the crimes saying: “Guilty. Yes - why not?”
Sexual predator Ishaq Al-Noor, 21, who came to the UK as a refugee three years ago, carried out “almost identical” attacks on the women in June and November last year.
Al-Noor lay in wait late at night for both victims to cross his path before dragging them into the same graveyard on Spring Bank in Hull, East Yorkshire.
When the rape charge was put to him, Al-Noor, through his interpreter, told Hull Crown Court: “Guilty. Yes, I did that. Why not?”
9. Pictured: Three mothers arrested for “abusing and starving” their eleven children at heavily armed “extremist Muslim” compound in New Mexico
The three Muslim mothers who were found on a New Mexico compound on Friday with 11 starving children have been pictured in their mugshots after being charged with child abuse.
Sisters Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, and Subhanah Wahhaj, 35, were charged along with their sister-in-law Jany Leveille, 35 on Sunday, two days after police first said they had been “brainwashed” by the men at the compound.
The men are Siraj Wahhaj, 39. He is a brother two of the women and is married to Leveille. Also arrested was Lucas Morton, Subhanah's husband.
Siraj has been missing since December when he vanished from Georgia with his three-year-old disabled son, AG.
Police say he planned to perform an exorcism on the boy who he believed was possessed. AG cannot walk or talk due to a condition caused by brain damage at birth.
10. Sweden: Syrian Orthodox Church Torched at Hands of Arsonist
An arsonist attacked a large church in Sweden in a heartbreaking attack on the Syrian Orthodox community there.
“I have no words, this is so emotional. Such a shame,” Gorgis Gecizi, treasurer of the Syrian Orthodox church in Norrkoping, told reporters after learning arson was the cause of the fire.
It took around 30 firefighters from seven fire stations to put out the blaze at Saint Mary's Syrian Orthodox Church in the city of Norrkoping according to local news outlets.”
The town of Norrköping has been declared to be a “vulnerable area” or “no-go-zone.”