1. Italy demands to know if French police dumped migrants
Italy has asked France for “clarifications” about reports that a French police truck crossed the border and dropped off two presumed migrants in the woods near Turin before returning to France.
The Italian Foreign Ministry said Monday it contacted the French ambassador in Rome for information "about the possible entry" of the truck at Claviere on Friday night.
Italian news agency ANSA reports that Italian police surveillance cameras captured the French vehicle on video. ANSA says the two people who got out of the truck were believed to be African migrants.
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has taken a hard line on curbing migration, demanded an explanation.
He said: “I don't want to believe that Macron's France would use its own police to secretly dump immigrants in Italy.”
2. VIDEO: “I was kicked out of the Canadian Armed Forces”
I was forced out of the Canadian Armed Forces for being part of the Proud Boys. Not only is this a violation of my rights, it also indicates that social justice is a greater priority for the CAF than operational effectiveness. And that's scary.
3. Biological male wins world championship in Women's cycling
A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman won a women’s world championship cycling event on Sunday.
Rachel McKinnon, a professor at the College of Charleston, won the women’s sprint 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles.
McKinnon, representing Canada, bested Carolien Van Herrikhuyzen of the Netherlands and American cyclist Jennifer Wagner to take home the gold.
McKinnon celebrated the victory on Twitter, writing: “First transgender woman world champion…ever.”
First transgender woman world champion...ever.*— Dr. Rachel McKinnon (@rachelvmckinnon) October 14, 2018
UCI Masters Track Cycling Women 35-44 Sprint@outsports @TheAdvocateMag @CofC @PinkNews @TheChrisMosier @BicyclingMag @velonews @gcntweet @glaad @TransMediaWatch @TransEquality @TransgenderNews @equalitynetwork pic.twitter.com/SD0HuS1Crv
4. UK: Ethnic breakdown of grooming suspects “should be addressed”
Councillor David Ward (Lib Dem/Independent, Bolton and Undercliffe) was referring to recently released figures that show that around 63 per cent of child sexual exploitation suspects identified in the past year were classed as Asian/Pakistani.
He was told that the high proportion was due to a specific ongoing police investigation into historic grooming offences in the district, which had identified a large number of Asian suspects.
The question was asked during a meeting of Bradford Council’s Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee last night, when members were discussing an annual report into CSE in the district.
The report reveals that from April 2017 to the end of March this year, there have been 317 CSE flagged offences recorded on Police systems.
5. ITALY: Matteo Salvini explains his proposed Law on Security and Immigration meant to bring more security to the streets of Italy
6. AfD MP, Dr. Gottfried Curio: “Islam belongs to Merkel, but she doesn’t belong any longer in Germany”
7. Cologne: “Islamic State Sympathiser” Takes Hostage, Sets Fires
Heavily armed police units deployed to the German city of Cologne Monday after shots were reported to have been fired and a hostage taken at the city’s central rail station.
Travellers were ordered to evacuate the large central station, which sits on Cologne’s Dom Platz beneath the city’s historic cathedral early Monday afternoon.
Update 1700BST: Attacker spoke in Arabic about Islamic State
The Cologne hostage situation is now over, German police have stormed the pharmacy where the alleged attacker is reported to have holed up with a captured woman, having previously attacked a 14-year-old girl with fire at a McDonald’s restaurant.
Cologne’s Express newspaper reports both the hostage and the attacker have been injured. The suspect is reported to have spoken in Arabic about the Islamic State.
Police have rescued a hostage taken in a pharmacy at Cologne's central station. The perpetrator is in intensive care after being shot during the operation. Officials said they could not rule out terrorism as a motive. [...]
Police spokesman Klaus-Stephan Becker said investigators had found a document belonging to a 55-year-old Syrian asylum seeker in the pharmacy, which "likely belonged to the perpetrator now being treated in hospital."
8. Muslim London: 423 new mosques, 100 Shariah courts
London —Britain has been acquiring an increasingly Islamic face, with hundreds of official Shariah courts operating in the capital and many mosques dotting many cities.
“London is more Islamic than many Muslim countries put together,” Maulana Syed Raza Rizvi, an Islamic preacher, was quoted as saying in the local media.
“Terrorists can not stand London’s multiculturalism,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan said after the deadly terror attack at Westminster last year.
There are 423 new mosques in London and most of these mosques are crowded at prayer times unlike many churches which rarely see visitors.
The Daily Mail published photographs of a church and a mosque a few meters from each other in the heart of London. At the Church of San Giorgio, designed to accommodate 1,230 worshipers, only 12 people gathered to celebrate Mass. At the Church of Santa Maria, there were 20.
9. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced $14.25 million in funding to strengthen infrastructure development in Indonesia
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced $14.25 million in funding to strengthen infrastructure development in Indonesia, in order to promote sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty in the country.
Canada is partnering with the World Bank, through the Accelerating Sustainable Public-Private Investments for Infrastructure Renewal (ASPIRE) project, to assist Indonesia in preparing the legal and regulatory groundwork required for critical public-private partnership (P3) infrastructure projects. This includes the establishment and operationalization of a P3 Centre in Indonesia.
The announcement was made on the margins of the G20 Leaders’ Summit, following the Prime Minister’s bilateral meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
Related: Liberal tweet on funding
I am announcing that Canada will provide multi-year funding to Palestinian refugees to the UN Agency @UNRWA + Canadian NGO @RightToPlayCAN.— Marie-Claude Bibeau (@mclaudebibeau) October 12, 2018
This new funding is urgently needed + it will protect the human dignity of millions of Palestinian refugees. https://t.co/VsT4TJdbgB pic.twitter.com/D5tsQwfVrI
10. Clarion Project: Ryan Mauro - Iranian people furious at terror funding
Ryan Mauro - Iranian Population Angry at Regime's Funding of Terrorism. Just how much terrorism does Iran finance? And why are so many European nations willing to ignore this deadly part of the Iranian regime — even when the terrorism happens inside their borders? Watch Clarion’s Ryan Mauro comment on the implications of a new State Department report suggesting Iran spent $16 billion to finance terror worldwide: