1. COP SEX ABUSE SHOCK Rotherham child abuse scandal gets even worse as now TEN POLICE OFFICERS are accused of sexually abusing children
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been called in to probe the involvement of an undisclosed number of police involved in sex abuse claims - with a top cop further admitting officers were to blame for “significant” failures into the Rotherham scandal.
South Yorkshire's new Chief Constable Stephen Watson made the revelations after an independent report into the sexual exploitation of children in the town was released.
He said: “Stuff has been passed onto the IPCC who are actively looking into all of those cases.
“In some cases there are suggestions that officers themselves were involved in the abuse of children and those issues need to come through due process.”
2. Philippines: Duterte OKs bill creating Muslim autonomous region in south
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed legislation creating a new Muslim autonomous region aimed at settling nearly half a century of Muslim unrest in the south, where troops crushed an attempt last year by Islamic State group-linked militants to turn a city into a stronghold.
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque and another key aide, Bong Go, told reporters without elaborating late Thursday that Duterte signed the bill creating the region, to be called Bangsamoro. The autonomy deal, which has been negotiated for more than two decades under four presidents, was ratified earlier this week by both chambers of Congress.
“This is to announce that the president has just signed the BOL into law,” Roque said in a cellphone message, referring to the Bangsamoro organic law.
It's the latest significant attempt by the government to end Muslim fighting that has left more than 120,000 people dead and hampered development in the country's most destitute regions. The deal was negotiated with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the largest Muslim rebel group in the south, although about half a dozen smaller IS-linked radical groups remain a threat in the region, the homeland of minority Muslims in the largely Roman Catholic nation.
3. VIDEO: Palestinian Jihad in their own words
The Palestinian Authority is spending a great part of its budget to give stipends to terrorists jailed in Israel. The more Jews they kill, the more money they get. Here are some of the people who receive a monthly salary for having organized a suicide killing, tried to blow themselves up, or even succeeded and survived. Listen to them. I conducted the interviews and translations are accurate. Please, share!
The video was removed from Youtube but can be viewed on Vimeo HERE.
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5. Italy Slashes Asylum Seeker Benefit Payments
Populist Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has ordered that benefits for asylum seekers be substantially reduced, saying the money saved will be given to police working overtime shifts instead.
The new policy will greatly reduce the amount of money asylum seekers receive but will also limit access to integration courses for those who have been approved for a residency permit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports.
“More controls and less spending. In the area of immigration, things are finally changing, as promised,” Salvini, who leads the populist League, said.
Currently, migrants receive between 35 to 45 euros per day from Italian taxpayers but Salvini’s new policy will see that amount reduced to around 20 euros per day, with migrants costing taxpayers a total of three billion euros per year.
6. Corbyn government would pose an “existential threat to Jewish life”, say three major Jewish newspapers
Jeremy Corbyn’s efforts to resolve the row over Labour antisemitism has suffered a major blow, after Britain’s three leading Jewish newspapers claimed a government led by him would pose an “existential threat to Jewish life” in the UK.
The unprecedented joint editorial on the front pages of the Jewish Chronicle, Jewish News and the Jewish Telegraph, accused Labour of showing “contempt for Jews and Israel.”
In particular it cited the party’s decision to adopt a “diluted” version of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.
7. MANDEL: Mentally ill stabber in army recruiting centre attack to be allowed into community
It appears the last mentally ill 'lone wolf' who went on a 2016 rampage in Toronto will be free in no time.
In a shocking decision, Ayanle Hassan Ali — a man with schizophrenia found not criminally responsible for the attempted murder of three soldiers at the Canadian Forces recruiting centre in North York — has already been cleared to leave the secure unit of his Hamilton hospital this year on passes into the community, including forays that aren’t even directly supervised.
This follows Ali’s first hearing before the Ontario Review Board earlier this month after a court found him NCR due to his mental disorder, but acquitted him on terrorism charges. The federal Crown is currently appealing that decision, still arguing that a “lone wolf” falls under Canada’s anti-terror laws. [...]
During his attack, Ali shouted words to the effect of, “Allah akbar.” He told a paramedic that “Allah” had sent him “to kill people.” Both forensic psychiatrists who examined Ali testified that he believed soldiers were a “legitimate target” due to Canada’s military action in Muslim countries and he wanted to be a martyr.
8. Girl in Sweden Threatened with Rape Because She Was Not “Muslim Enough”
A young girl who had her trousers pulled down and threatened with rape at a school in the heavily migrant-populated Swedish city of Malmö has received a £1,700 settlement from the city over their handling of the case.
The incident, which occurred in a Malmö public school in 2016, saw the unnamed girl sexually harassed by young male students who claimed she was not “Muslim enough”, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.
The bullying became known after parents of students had informed Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan that their children were facing sexual harassment and abuse in the Autumn of 2016.
“Boys threaten to rape her. Call her a whore. Ask what religion she is. They don’t think she’s Muslim enough,” the father of the young girl said.
9. Kuwaiti blogger slammed for “racist” post says criticism is “Islamophobic”
The beauty blogger who sparked outrage after complaining about new laws giving migrant workers better rights has refused to apologize for her remarks, instead accusing her critics of attacking Islam, the hijab and Kuwait.
Sondos al-Qattan has attracted global condemnation since she posted a video to Instagram last week in which she expressed frustration at newly implemented changes to Kuwait’s kafala system, which now mean Filipino migrant workers can keep control of their own passports and have the right to four days off a month.
“How can you have a servant at home who gets to keep their passport with them? If they ran away and went back to their country, who’ll refund me?” Ms Qattan said in the now deleted post.
“I don’t want a Filipino maid anymore.”
10. Treasury Sanctions Prominent Venezuelan Drug Trafficker Tareck El Aissami and His Primary Frontman Samark Lopez Bello
WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Venezuelan national Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah (El Aissami) as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking.
El Aissami is the Executive Vice President of Venezuela. El Aissami's primary frontman, Venezuelan national Samark Jose Lopez Bello (Lopez Bello), was also designated for providing material assistance, financial support, or goods or services in support of the international narcotics trafficking activities of, and acting for or on behalf of, El Aissami.
OFAC further designated or identified as blocked property 13 companies owned or controlled by Lopez Bello or other designated parties that comprise an international network spanning the British Virgin Islands, Panama, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Venezuela.