1. Muslim authority on Jerusalem's Temple Mount in Jerusalem uses Islamic prayer as intimidation when Israelis install metal detectors after Friday’s terrorist attack
The ban was lifted after police decided that new security measures would be taken at the site, including metal detectors that were placed at the entrances to the compound in an effort to monitor and prevent smuggling of the weapons inside.
Shortly after Israeli authorities re-opened the Temple Mount for prayer services, members of the Jerusalem Islamic Wakf, the Muslim religious body that oversees the compound, protested the new security measures and called on Muslim worshipers to avoid entering the compound. The Muslim leaders added that the Waqf personnel would not return to the mosques for the time being.
“This is a severe violation of the status quo,” said Shikh Omar al-Qiswani, the director of the al-Aksa Mosque, located on the Temple Mount.
In a statement to the press, al-Qiswani said that prayers would take place outside the gates until the metal detectors were removed.
2. Over one hundred asylum seekers win right to stay in UK despite prior deportation
Figures show that 113 asylum seekers who were once kicked out and deported back to their homelands were later able to gain permanent residence in the UK on their second attempt.
The migrants, dubbed the “boomerang migrants”, cost the taxpayer a huge bill, according to The Sun on Sunday.
The British taxpayer has to fork out money for the deportation and foot the bill for the refugees to be housed once their second application for residence in Britain is successful.
3. Erdogan threatens to “chop off” traitors' heads in coup anniversary speech
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday threatened to "chop off the heads" of traitors, in a speech marking the first anniversary of the failed coup bid that aimed to oust him from power.
"First of all we will chop off the heads of those traitors," Erdogan told a rally in Istanbul, prompting cries from the crowds that capital punishment should be restored in Turkey.
Reaffirming previous comments, he vowed to sign any bill passed by parliament to restore capital punishment in Turkey, a move that would effectively end Ankara's European Union membership ambitions.
4. New kidnappings, jailbreak hit restive Philippine island
Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen abducted four workers in a school in a southern Philippine province where President Rodrigo Duterte visited troops waging an offensive against the militants, officials said Sunday.
About 20 militants barged into a grade school compound in Sulu province's Patikul town shortly after midnight Saturday and seized six painters and carpenters, one of whom managed to escape and alerted the police. Army troops later rescued another worker.
Duterte pinned medals on wounded troops during a brief visit late Saturday to Sulu, a predominantly Muslim province about 950 kilometers (590 miles) south of Manila. The tough-talking president has ordered government forces to destroy the ransom-seeking militants, who still hold about 25 foreign and Filipino hostages in Sulu's jungles.
Meanwhile, 14 inmates, including suspected Abu Sayyaf fighters and drug dealers, escaped early Sunday from a jail in a new building that also houses the police headquarters in a government compound in Sulu's main town of Jolo, police said.
5. Tucker Carlson asks why the US Democratic Party gravitates towards supremacist Muslim activists like Linda Sarsour
His guest, however, downplays her views as extremist, although a cursory look at Islam’s doctrinal core values suggests she is perfectly in alignment with them.
6. Danish YouYuber's critical look at the European Union report on terrorism for 2016
7. Italy Considering "Nuclear Option" to Send Migrants Into Northern Europe
Senior Italian government figures are threatening to issue European Union visas to 200,000 migrants, granting them unrestricted access to the bloc’s borderless Schengen Zone.
Deputy Foreign Minister Mario Giro and Senator Luigi Manconi told The Times that the government was discussing issuing migrants with temporary visas which would allow them to leave Italy and move freely through the bloc’s 26 Schengen countries.
Mr. Giro and others from the ruling Democratic Party believe Italy can exploit the little-known European Council Directive 2001/55, drafted after the Balkans conflict, to give temporary EU entry permits to ‘displaced people’ – triggering another wave of mass migration into Northern Europe.
“Letting migrants travel once they reach Italy would create a real problem for our EU neighbours. But I hope it would force France to confront the migrant problem head on,” the government minister said. […] Italy has threatened to seize NGO migrant rescue boats and close her ports entirely unless the pro-open borders charities which operate them abide by a new search and rescue code of conduct.”
8. Canadian girls are being taken abroad to undergo female genital mutilation
Canada has done little to understand the scope of the problem and is lagging far behind other developed countries in their efforts to prevent “vacation cutting,” experts say.
The article mentions something called “The one chance rule” where experts only get once chance to speak to a potential victim to save them.
“Based on the limited information available, it is possible that a few thousand Canadian girls are at risk, some of whom will be taken overseas for the procedure,” wrote Elaine Cukeric of the federal government’s Vulnerable Children’s Unit in a June 2015 email to a Canadian consular official in Nairobi, Kenya.
At the time, the unit — tasked with dealing with issues related to Canadian children abroad — was reaching out to consulates in Africa, the Middle East, India and Pakistan where cutting is prevalent and asking for their experience dealing with the practice so that “we might develop an effective strategy.”
In a statement to the Star, a Global Affairs spokesperson said the federal government “recognizes that female genital mutilation/cutting is one of the most severe violations of the human rights of women and girls” and when made aware of a case they provide “appropriate consular services.”
The spokesperson could not say how many cases her ministry has dealt with in recent years because they “do not have a specific category to track cases of (FGM)” and, further, are “not aware of any updated statistics on the issue of Canadian girls at risk.’”
The Rebel’s own Tommy Robinson explains FGM in the West:
9. UK: Police stop five terror attacks with just minutes to spare
Five terror attacks, some of which were just minutes away from being carried out, have been thwarted by police in the capital.
Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick appeared on radio this morning and gave the first insight into the force's successes over the last three to four months.
She said despite the attacks on Westminster Bridge, at Borough Market and the van attack in Finsbury Park, it could have been much worse.
10. British jihadi bids to be leader of Islamic State
A FRONTRUNNER to be the new leader of Islamic State is a British jihadi linked to the murder of soldier Lee Rigby.
Abdul Qadir Mumin, who is believed to be one of the radical Islamists who inspired Drummer Rigby’s murderer Michael Adebolajo and a friend of “Jihadi John”, declared a new IS caliphate in Somalia last year.
Now experts have warned that the warlord, described as “eloquent and persuasive”, is using the death of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to become leader of all of Islamic State.
2011 video about Abdul Mumin: