1. Suspected terrorist “ordered jihadis to go to Syria or KILL in Spain”, police claim
AN alleged jihadi who is accused of wanting to carry out a van attack in Spain to echo last year's tragedy in Barcelona, is also said to have told wannabe terrorists to “kill six or seven Spaniards if they cannot make it to Syria”, according to police.
The 45-year-old Moroccan man, who has not been named in the Spanish press, has been arrested in Terrassa, Catalonia.
Spain's Ministry of Interior said the suspect was keen to execute an attack similar to the mass killing in La Rambla, Barcelona, that left 16 people dead and at least 130 injured.
Moroccan 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub was eventually shot dead after ploughing a van into crowds on the street popular with tourists in August last year.
2. Six migrants SHOT in Calais brawl after food handouts turn violent
AT LEAST four Calais migrants are fighting for life after being shot when two rival groups clashed in a two-hour running battle after food was handed out at the French port today, police said.
Gunshots rang out as a group of Eritreans brawled with Afghans on the northern French coast.
Four people were critically injured in the shooting, including one who was blasted in the head, with another two also suffering bullet wounds.
A further 12 were left injured as the violence raged in front of stunned drivers and onlookers.
Some were said to be suffering from head injuries after being attacked with metal poles.
3. Imam in Sheffield uses a PA system to exorcize Djinn from women at £60.00 per "possessed"
A British imam has allowed cameras into his mosque to reveal how he carries out Islamic “exorcisms” - ridding a woman of evil spirits for £60 by quoting the Quran and spitting holy water in her face.
Footage shows one of thousands of ceremonies carried out every year in the UK, where imams seek to rid people of evil spirits or “jinn” they believe to be inside them.
Imam Ayoub Tayeb, 42, charges £60 for his “exorcisms” at his mosque in the Burngreave area of Sheffield.
Footage shows one young Muslim woman dressed in a burqa trying to get rid of evil spirits she believes are caused by black magic.
Imam Ayoub claims the 29-year-old has become the victim of spirits that claim to be in love with her and are causing her a long list of medical problems.
4. AfD leader Björn Höcke on Islam in Germany
“The three big M's, that is, Mohammad, Muezzin, and Minaret, is over dear friends.”
5. France Sends Police As Migrant Gangs Clash In Calais
PARIS (Reuters) – The French government will send more police to Calais to crack down on migrant gangs, the interior minister said on Friday, after gang rivalries erupted into a brawl that left five migrants suffering serious gunshot injuries.
Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said he was sending more riot police to the northern port, where asylum seekers and economic migrants hoping to reach Britain continue to fall prey to smugglers undaunted by a long-running security operation.
Thursday’s explosion of violence was a stark reminder that the dismantling of a sprawling camp in late 2016 had failed to halt the arrival of migrants in Calais. It came weeks after Britain promised millions of pounds in extra border control support.
6. Silenced: Outdoor Muslim Call to Prayer Banned by German Court
The announcement of the traditional Muslim call to prayer via public outdoor loudspeakers has been banned by a German court.
The Gelsenkirchen Administrative Court of North Rhine-Westphalia issued the ban on Friday Muezzin calls, endorsing the local municipality’s withdrawal of the mosque’s original permit for gathering Muslims over loudspeakers, the local Westfalen Post reports.
The city of Oer-Erkenschwick first gave permission for the loudspeaker calls – also known as adzhan – by the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (Ditib) in 2013. Every Friday afternoon since the local imam issued two-hour public prayer calls until a local couple complained to the city over its permit to the mosque.
The complainants – who live just 900 metres from the mosque – said they felt affected by the muezzin’s reputation for being against religious freedom. Their legal counsel stated: ”This lawsuit is not only about the loudspeaker permit, but in particular about the inherent messages that are publicly distributed in the muezzin call.
Video of active minaret in Hamburg, one of the towns in the affected area:
7. Tehran hijab protest: Iranian police arrest 29 women
Police in Iran’s capital have arrested 29 women accused of being “deceived” into joining protests against a law that makes wearing the hijab compulsory.
Women across the country have been protesting by climbing onto telecom boxes, taking off their headscarves and waving them aloft on sticks.
Although women in Iran have fought against the hijab for nearly four decades, the new wave of protests has grabbed more attention and sparked a debate rarely seen before over personal freedoms.
Tehran grandmother joins hijab protestors:
8. Ofsted: Hijab ban "not Islamophobic" - BBC Newsnight
“Should Muslim schoolgirls under the age of eight wear the hijab or religious headscarfs? Ofsted – which inspects schools in England - has supported the headteacher of a predominantly Muslim state primary in London who wanted a ban.”
9. New service for human trafficking victims launches in Waterloo
Human trafficking isn't just a problem at Canada's borders, it's also happening in the Region of Waterloo.
According to Nicky Carswell, an anti-human trafficking support worker with the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) of Waterloo Region, 69 per cent of the country's human trafficking cases happen in Ontario.
“When we think of human trafficking, we typically tend to picture people who are being smuggled across international borders in crates and bound by chains, but in reality, this is actually a domestic issue,” she told Craig Norris on the CBC's Morning Edition. [...]
Most victims are recruited through what she calls the “boyfriend effect,” where a trafficker targets a woman by gaining her trust and affection and then manipulating her into doing things she's uncomfortable with.
“By the time she realizes this isn't actually a relationship, but it's a game, it's too late and she doesn't have a safe way to get out," Carswell said.
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10. German man in wheelchair robbed by "southern looking" men