1. UK: Three injured, suspect uncooperative after “deliberate” London attack
Three people were injured in a suspected terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday, confirmed the Metropolitan Police's Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations Neil Basu while speaking from Scotland Yard.
A male suspect in his twenties has been held after after a car crashed through cyclists and pedestrians into a security barrier outside the Palace of Westminster.
BBC EXCLUSIVE: Footage of the suspected attempted attack on Parliament. pic.twitter.com/0BikO2l8oa— Dominic Casciani (@BBCDomC) August 14, 2018
Black male dragged from car by armed police units after crashing his car into Parliament. This IS being treated as a terrorist incident. #Westminster. *Full credit @999London* pic.twitter.com/hXjuv8Qw9J— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) August 14, 2018
2. Foreign tourists get surprise bonanza from Turkey woes
The collapse of the Turkish lira causes trauma as Turks see their purchasing power reduced but has been an unexpected windfall for foreign tourists visiting the country at the peak of the summer season.
3. Police raid addresses in Nottingham and Birmingham over Westminster “terror attack”: British suspect who WAS known to officers but not MI5 “used a Ford Fiesta bought two months ago to mow down 15 cyclists”
Police have raided addresses in Nottingham and Birmingham over the Westminster terror attack after it emerged the suspect who ploughed into 15 cyclists and pedestrians today was known to officers but not MI5, MailOnline can reveal.
Officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command are searching two addresses in Birmingham, where the suspect is said to be known to police, and a flat in the Radford area of Nottingham over the attack, but have not arrested anyone else.
Security Minister Ben Wallace described the 29-year-old suspect as “a British citizen who came from another country originally” on BBC News this evening.
Neighbours of the house in Nottingham have said the flat is home to six Sudanese people, and a security source told HuffPost that the suspect is a British citizen of a Sudanese origin.
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6. Muslims banned from Singapore for anti-Christmas propaganda
Two Muslim religious leaders were banned from entering Singapore on Monday because they planned to spread anti-Christmas propaganda on a religious-themed cruise, government officials said.
Ismail Menk and Haslin Baharim, citizens of Zimbabwe and Malaysia, respectively, planned to preach on a cruise ship traveling from Singapore to Indonesia. Both have warned fellow Muslims against wishing non-Muslims Merry Christmas, and they are known for promoting divisive rhetoric against multiculturalism. Baharim, for example, has called non-Muslims “deviants,” and Menk has said non-Muslims should be subservient to Muslims.”
7. Breaking: Judge makes stunning decision in Muslim compound case after charges of racism
In a hearing Monday, a New Mexico judge found that suspects in a bizarre child abuse case were not a danger to the public, and released them on bond.
“Defense attorney blames Islamophobia”
Two Muslim men and three women are charged with 11 counts of child abuse each after police raided their compound in New Mexico and discovered 11 malnourished children living in squalor.
Their lawyer argued that there was a double standard in the case because his clients were Muslims. He argued that if they had been Christian and white, “we might not be here today.”
Despite law enforcement authorities saying that they believe that the children were being trained to attack innocents, and that the adults were radicalized, Judge Sarah Backus released the suspects.
8. Japanese Economist Uses Sweden as Example in Warning Against Mass Migration
A Japanese economist has warned that Japan should use caution following a loosening of regulations on foreign labourers claiming that the country should not open the gates to mass migration as Sweden has in the recent past.
Economist Takaaki Mitsuhashi commented on the new reforms, which aim to combat the rapidly ageing Japanese workforce, saying that while he welcomed foreigners into Japan, he did not want to see the country follow the path of Sweden, Finnish broadcaster Yleisradio Oy reports.
“Foreigners, mainly from Africa and the Middle East, have settled in districts that they have since completely taken over,” Mitsuhashi said and added that police refuse to enter certain areas.
9. Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemy
Indonesian prosecutors have demanded an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque's loudspeakers.
The ethnic Chinese defendant, Meiliana, 44, was arrested on May 18, about two years after her case triggered a riot in Tanjung Balai, a port town in North Sumatra province.
A spokesman at the local prosecutor's office, Sumanggar Siagian, said Tuesday the sentencing demand for Meiliana was made at the District Court in Medan, the province's capital, on Monday.
10. 100,000 Turkish Immigrants Could be Stripped of Austrian Dual Citizenship
Up to 100,000 Austrians with dual Turkish citizenship could be stripped of their Austrian passports as courts in the country investigate violations of the country’s dual nationality laws.
The Turks, who have become naturalized Austrian citizens, are accused of resuming citizenship in Turkey in order to vote in Turkish elections by the anti-mass migration Freedom Party (FPÖ).
In Austria, it is illegal for citizens to hold another foreign citizenship with another other nation without express permission — which is rare. A list of 100,000 individuals it is claimed have broken the country’s dual citizen laws and should have their Austrian citizenship revoked has now been circulated, Sveriges Radio reports.