1. Man slashes daughter’s throat in Germany
2. Former CIA Station Chief Brad Johnson speaks to global warming as a leftist influence op, plus the high terror threat level
3. Accused Vancouver sex trafficker back in jail; Crown doubles charges
A Vancouver man charged with trafficking girls from around the Lower Mainland and forcing them into the sex trade is facing 36 criminal counts after he was arrested for breaching his bail conditions by trying to contact one of his alleged victims.
Reza Moazami, 28, was the first British Columbian ever charged with trafficking minors after he was arrested last October at a bawdy house in the southern part of Vancouver’s west side. Two underage girls from Metro Vancouver were found in the residence during his arrest, which led to 18 criminal charges.
Since then, nine more alleged victims — all teenagers — have been identified by police.
Moazami was thrown back in jail on Aug. 9 and charged with another 18 prostitution-related offences. He remains in police custody.
4. Israeli wins judo gold in UAE, which refuses to play anthem, raise flag
Tal Flicker and bronze-winner Gili Cohen forced to celebrate under international judo federation's banner due to local prohibition on Israeli symbols
An Israeli judoka won a gold medal on Thursday at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam judo tournament, but had to sing his own private “Hatikvah” because the organizers refused to play the Israeli national anthem.
He also had to celebrate his victory under the International Judo Federation’s flag, because the emirate banned the display of Israeli symbols.
5. Australia: Voters Say Country Is Full, Support Partial Muslim Immigration Ban
In a blow for multiculturalism and open door migration, a majority of Australian voters believe the country is full and almost half support a partial ban on new Muslim arrivals.
The changing approach to immigration Down Under has been highlighted in a new survey that shows that just over 50 per cent of voters agree that Australia has changed beyond recognition and “sometimes feels like a foreign country.”
The Australian Population Research Institute (TAPRI) conducted the polling. The independent organisation claims the results are driven by a rapid change in Australia’s ethnic and religious make-up and concerns over quality of life.
6. Saudi Arabia gives citizenship to “robot” but not to women, workers born there
Saudi Arabia has become the first country to give a robot citizenship.
The move is an attempt to promote Saudi Arabia as a place to develop artificial intelligence – and, presumably, allow it to become a full citizen. But many pointed out that those same rights aren't afforded to many humans in the country.
The robot, named Sophia, was confirmed as a Saudi citizen during a business event in Riyadh, according to an official Saudi press release.[...]
She said that people didn't need to be concerned about the rise of artificial intelligence as depicted in Blade Runner and Terminator. “You’ve been reading too much Elon Musk and watching too many Hollywood movies,” she told Mr Srkin.
7. Woman who dreamt of beheading Katie Hopkins found guilty of terror offences
Madihah Taheer and her husband Ummar Mirza discussed how they would celebrate their marriage by carrying out a terror attack.
A woman who fantasised about beheading Katie Hopkins has been convicted of terrorism offences.
Madihah Taheer, 21, from Birmingham, was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court of preparing to commit terrorist acts.
Her husband Ummar Mirza and his sister Zainub Mirza had already pleaded guilty to similar offences, with all three due to be sentenced on 1 December.
8. Trudeau blames Harper for $30M he paid to more alleged torture victims
9. Welsh student who went to Syria to fight ISIS is prosecuted for terrorism
Josh Walker travelled to Syria in 2016 to fight against the terror group Islamic State – yet it led to him being investigated, found to have downloaded a DIY explosives manual years earlier and ultimately prosecuted on terror charges.
That prosecution is believed to have been authorised at the highest level of the Crown Prosecution Service, by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders.
The collapse of the case, after a jury found him not guilty, raises questions about how the authorities should deal with young people returning from Syria.
10. ISIS Slaughters Christian Civilians, Including Children, in Revenge Killing
Islamic State jihadists, reeling from heavy territory losses in Syria, have slaughtered scores of people, including women and children, in the once predominantly Christian town of Qaryatayn.
Syrian government troops recaptured the town on Saturday, only to discover the gruesome slaughter of civilians who were shot or beheaded.
One town resident called the IS militants 'monsters.'
'These are people who don't know God, they don't know anything. They killed children and women with knives, they beat women, broke their arms,' the man said, speaking on condition of anonymity.