1. Brother of man who stabbed German girl blames the victim
2. Prosecutors told 13-year-old Telford grooming victim's family they couldn't prosecute because she had consented to sex
Prosecutors told a Telford grooming victim's father they couldn't prosecute the alleged abuser because the 13-year-old had consented to have sex with the man, according to uncovered documents.
The letter was discovered after papers were handed over to the Home Office as part of the ongoing investigation into what may be Britain's “worst ever” child abuse scandal.
It was sent from the Crown Prosecution Service to a father in 2016, and stated the branch couldn't prosecute the man because although the young girl may not have wanted to have sex, she agreed she would.
3. Austria to introduce tougher punishments for violent crime resulting from wave of refugees
Austria’s Vice Chancellor, Hans-Christian Strache, announces the introduction of tougher punishments for sex offenders and violent criminals, including immediate deportation.
4. Former National Secretary of the French Socialist Party, Malek Boutih: "Jews are not safe in France"
5. PROOF: British Police Told To Allow Muslims To Break The Law
British police officer in UK Royal Park tells concerned citizen: "Whether it (Islamic prayer) is allowed or not, we have been instructed to let it continue"
WATCH video of interaction between concerned citizen and police HERE.
See HERE for full Royal Parks regulation referenced.
Excerpt: RELIGIOUS ACTIVITY IN THE ROYAL PARKS: The Royal Parks (TRP) does not permit collective acts of worship or other religious observances in the TRP estate, either in their own right or as part of a demonstration, event or other activity. […]
6. Pakistan: Doctors Kill, Torture Christian for Demanding Care for Pregnant Sister
Doctors and security personnel at a hospital in Pakistan reportedly killed and tortured a Christian man with medical scissors and scalpels and seriously injured two other Christians who survived the ordeal, triggered when they demanded care for their pregnant family member.
The British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA), which tracks cases of Christian persecution, identified the wounded victims as Anil Saleem, a brother of the pregnant woman, and the woman’s husband Kashif Shafeeq.
Sunil Saleem, the 28-year-old brother of pregnant Kiran Saleem, succumbed to his injuries.
7. Christian family shot dead in Quetta
Four members of a Christian family were gunned down in Balochistan on Monday, police said, in the latest attack on the minority community.
The family was traveling in a rickshaw when armed men on a motorcycle intercepted them and opened fire in Quetta city, the capital of Balochistan.
A woman was rushed to hospital. Her father and three cousins were killed.
“It appears to have been a targeted attack,” provincial police official Moazzam Jah Ansari told Reuters. “It was an act of terrorism.”
The attack comes a day after Pakistan’s Christian community celebrated Easter on Sunday. Around two per cent of Pakistan’s population are Christians.
Balochistan, a region bordering Iran as well as Afghanistan, is plagued by violence by Islamist sectarian groups linked to the Taliban, al Qaeda and Islamic State. It also has an indigenous ethnic Baloch insurgency fighting against central government.
In December, a week before Christmas, two suicide bombers stormed a packed Christian church in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 10 people and wounding up to 56, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.
8. Afghan official says airstrike kills 30 Taliban fighters
An Afghan official says an airstrike on a Taliban training camp in northern Afghanistan killed more than 30 insurgents and wounded many more on Monday, while the Taliban said the airstrike hit a religious school during a graduation ceremony, killing dozens of civilians.
It was not immediately possible to reconcile the conflicting accounts. A number of children were being treated for wounds at a local hospital, indicating civilians were in the area. [. . .]
Dr. Nisar Ahmad Barak said the girls were admitted on Monday at his hospital in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, with headaches and vomiting, but that they are all now in stable condition and receiving treatment. He did not have any further details.
Ahmad Bilal Haqbeen, deputy director at Helmand's education department, said the girls attend the 11th grade at the city's Central Girls School. He said an investigation is underway. Both officials said the girls were deliberately poisoned.
Most of Helmand province is under the control of the Taliban, who oppose girls' education.
9. Boko Haram attack kills 15, wounds 83 in northern Nigeria
Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked two villages on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri late Sunday, killing at least 15 people, the military said Monday.
The Boko Haram militants tried to enter the center of Maidugiri, the provincial capital of Borno state, but army soldiers repelled them, gunning down six armed insurgents and seven suicide bombers, said army spokesman Col. Onyema Nwachukwu. At least 83 people were injured and are receiving medical attention, he said.
Residents of Maiduguri retreated to their homes Sunday night during hours-long battle marked by thunderous explosions and gunfire heard until the early hours of Monday.
10. French Overwhelmingly Back Deporting Terror Suspects, Banning Radical Islam
A significant majority of French now support banning the radical Salafist sect of Islam, and the government reinstating the national state of emergency, as the nation reels from another deadly radical Islamic terror attack in March.
The new poll taken days after four were killed by a self-proclaimed member of the Islamic State killed four in southern France found the French public overwhelmingly backing a significant crackdown on radical Islam and deportations that could impact tens of thousands of people.
Perhaps most significantly, 88 per cent of French said they supported banning the rapidly expanding, radical Salafist sect of Islam, even though over half of respondents said they acknowledged that implementing the ban in France would be difficult, if not impossible.