1. Four Syrians held for Molotov attack on mosque
Four Syrians have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of attempted murder and arson for their alleged roles in a Molotov cocktail attack on a mosque frequented by Turkish Muslims, police said on Thursday.
The attack in the southern city of Ulm on March 19 caused only material damage and the eight people inside the building at the time were unharmed, local police said in a joint statement with Stuttgart prosecutors.
The suspects, aged 18 to 27, were arrested on Wednesday. One of the men has already confessed to the crime, according to the statement.
Related: DITIB [Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs] mosque attacked in Berlin
2. Matthew Schrier was kidnapped by al-Qaida in Syria. He believes Canadians were involved
A U.S. photojournalist kidnapped and tortured by al-Qaida in Syria in 2012 laments in a new book that the RCMP has still not arrested any of the Canadians who were allegedly involved.
In The Dawn Prayer, or How to Survive in a Secret Syrian Terrorist Prison: A Memoir, Matthew Schrier writes about “the Canadian connection” to the seven months he was held captive in Aleppo.
A month into his kidnapping, he was brought before three Canadian-sounding jihadists who wanted his online passwords. His credit cards were subsequently used to make thousands of dollars worth of purchases.
Some of the items were delivered to an address in Montreal. Schrier believes one of the suspects bought the goods using his real name, which he learned from his credit card records.
But almost five years later, no charges have been laid.
“That terrorist has since moved back to Canada where he lives a free man, having never been arrested or punished in any way for his role in the crimes committed against me,” Schrier wrote.”
AUDIO: Escaping a terrorist cell & how Canadians were involved: Jon McComb interviews Matthew Schrier
3. TERROR COPS SWOOP Dramatic moment “ISIS” sleeper cell is busted in Russia “while plotting attacks during the World Cup”
The large “sleeper cell” was broken up by Vladimir Putin's security service in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
FSB agents smashed their way through doors and windows and nabbed alleged terrorists moments before they caught a crowded flight.
There was no immediate information on whether attacks were planned on the passenger flight or if they were for the during the footie tournament.
The FSB has stated that terrorism is the number one threat to the FIFA World Cup which opens on 14 June.
4. British taxpayers gave £20M to Palestinian schools which teach children that martyrdom and jihad are “the most important meanings in life”
A government minister has admitted that more than £20 million of British aid money is being spent on schools in Palestine that teach children about jihad and martyrdom.
A report by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education reveals that the Palestinian Authority school curriculum “utilizes a variety of tools to convince children—mostly boys—to risk their lives and die as martyrs”.
Alistair Burt, the aid minister, admitted in parliamentary answers that British taxpayers are funding the salaries of 33,000 teachers who follow the curriculum that also promotes violence against Israel.
5. Thugs use metal crowd barriers as weapons in mass brawl outside Birmingham "shisha" lounge before drive-by shooting
Thugs used metal barriers as weapons as they scrapped outside a shisha lounge hours before drive-by gunmen showered it in bullets.
Shocking footage shows more than a dozen men outside Arabian Nites - a Turkish restaurant in Digbeth in Birmingham.
The CCTV footage captures the moment violence erupted between two groups and security guards in high-visibility jackets. [...]
The violence would continue for another two hours, ending after a gunman opened fire on the venue - a favourite location of Birmingham's premier league footballers.
6. Tensions and casualties mount in Pakistan-India fight in South-Kashmir
Huge protests have formed:
RT Youtube description:
Thousands of protesters hit the streets to demand an end to India's rule over Kashmir in the Indian-controlled Kashmiri district of Shopian on Sunday, amid fierce clashes between pro-independence militants and Indian government forces.
Massive anti-India protests erupted in southern part of Kashmiri, as Indian army troops launched military operations in three southern villages.
Officials in India claimed that at least three Indian army soldiers, four civilians and 13 alleged militants were killed during the protests, along with dozens injured.
The conflict in Kashmir began shortly after the Partition of India in 1947 and continues to this day.
7. Four siblings aged 10 to 18 reported their own parents to the authorities after they “were made to watch ISIS beheading video that left one so traumatised he cannot speak”
Four siblings have been taken into care after they reported their parents for expressing anti-British, anti-Semitic and homophobic views.
They also allegedly forced their children - boys aged 10, 14 and 16, and a sister, 18 - to watch an ISIS beheading video.
One of the children, a 10-year-old-boy with learning difficulties, has been left so disturbed his treatment he is unable to speak, reports The Times. [...]
She said she and her siblings “were kept at home, did not attend school and were kept socially isolated, only being allowed out once in every three weeks”.
The family, who are of Somali origin and from the Midlands, are now in foster care.
Details of the “physical and emotional” abuse were revealed during a hearing in the family division of the High Court last week in which Ms Justice Russell ruled the youngest child should move to residential care.
8. Gazans continue their mass assault on Israeli border for third day
Honest Reporting: Myths and Facts: Gaza’s Deadly “Protests”
9. Murders in London Overtake New York for First Time Since 1800 Under Sadiq Khan
London has overtaken New York City for number of murders for the first time in over 200 years under the mayoralty of Labour’s Sadiq Khan.
Britain’s multicultural capital edged ahead of the American city — once so notorious for its high crime rates that it was chosen as the setting for Charles Bronson’s Death Wish –– in February, The Times reports.
London saw 15 killings to New York’s 14 over the course of the month, and appears to have outstripped “Gotham” yet again in March, with 22 killings to 21. [...]
The change is partly a consequence of Mayor Khan’s campaign against using stop and search on ethnic minorities, with London police chief Cressida Dick admitting that constables have become ”fearful” of confronting suspects as they “might get into trouble or might not be supported if they had a complaint”.
10. EU Parliament: Marcel de Graaff: “The future of Europe will be Islamic, that is the objective of the Islamic world and that is the objective of the EU elite”
Marcel de Graff is a Dutch politician and a Member of the European Parliament for the Netherlands since 2014. He represents the Party for Freedom and he is co-president of the Europe of Nations and Freedom.