1. French Police Seize Dozens of Sheep Hidden in Garage Ahead of Islamic Ritual Slaughter Festival
French police in the heavily migrant populated suburbs of Paris have seized 32 sheep that were found in the garage of a pizzeria ahead of the Islamic Eid al-Adha festival in which Muslims sacrifice animals.
The animals were found in the commune of Drancy, which is located in the heavily migrant populated Seine-Saint-Denis suburbs to the north of Paris which have become well-known for having a large Muslim population. The seized sheep were taken to an animal shelter in Chailly-en-Brie, Le Parisien reports.
While adherents of the Islamic faith are allowed to engage in ritual halal slaughter for Eid al-Adha, by French law they must do so in a controlled environment at a recognized slaughterhouse both for hygiene reasons and to combat potential animal cruelty.
2. “I have the right to defend my property by force. And I will”: EXCLUSIVE – White farmer who is set to become the first to have his £10m game reserve seized says South Africa’s land grab policy is THEFT.
The owner of the first South African farm lined up to have his land seized without payment or fair compensation blasted the government today saying: “Whichever way they dress it up it is theft.”
Johan Steenkamp who co-owns a £10million game farm in Limpopo province, has been ordered to hand over his land, following a ten-year battle to stop the government buying it for a tenth of its value.
Mr Steenkamp says President Cyril Ramaphosa's plans of redistribution of white-owned land to South Africa's black poor is just a cover so that the government can get their hands on valuable coal deposits found under his farm land.
3. Dutch town fails victim to refugee gang beatings
4. German President Declares There are “No Native Germans, We are a Nation of Immigrants”
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has declared Germany “is a nation of immigrants and will remain so”, asserting: “There are no half or whole Germans, no biological or ‘new’ Germans.”
Speaking at Berlin’s Bellevue Palace, where a small group of people with Turkish heritage had been invited to share their views on immigration, integration, and xenophobia in Europe, the German president strongly denounced “exclusion of and discrimination against people with foreign roots.”
“A permanent suspicion of immigrants, no matter how long they have lived in Germany, is not only harmful for the individuals involved but it is a cause of shame for our country,” said President Steinmeier — who serves as a largely symbolic head of state, while Chancellor Angela Merkel is head of government.
5. Khan’s London: Muslims Caught Butchering Animals in Backyard for Eid
Authorities have confirmed that environmental health officials are investigating after they were sent footage of a family chopping up animal carcasses on a tarpaulin outside their house in Dagenham.
Neighbours alerted the council after they saw large quantities of raw meat being hacked in the backyard of a residential address in the London borough, according to The Sun.
The newspaper said there was no information as to whether the family had slaughtered living animals at the property or were just cutting up their carcasses, but claimed that a woman at the address confirmed meat had been chopped as part of Eid celebrations.
Family filmed hacking up animal carcasses in their garden sparks hygiene probe https://t.co/W6Rz312HkI— The Sun (@TheSun) August 25, 2018
6. Man who stabbed mother and sister was on France’s “S folder” watch list
[...] The second confusion, Arif added, was that the attacker was on France’s “S folder” watch list of individuals susceptible to radicalisation. Arif however pointed that the S folder – or “fiche S” in French – is not a terror watch list, but a file alerting authorities to individuals with “radicalisation tendencies”.
7. Fox Business: “US Stock Market Sets Record-Long Bull Run”
[...] Jeff Carbone, managing partner at Cornerstone Wealth, said in a statement, “While this bull may be showing some age, we still think there is plenty of room to run, and that stocks will again set all-time highs later this year.”
8. German-Egyptian Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: Arabs Enslaved Africans More Than Any Other Nation Did
German Egyptian scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad dedicated an episode of his Box of Islam show to slavery in Islam. Abdel-Samad said that 29 verses in the Quran endorse slavery and that "the Arabs enslaved the Africans more than any other nation did." He added that while Abraham Lincoln led an army of white men to fight other white men in order to liberate slaves, but no similar initiative was taken by Muslims. The show aired on May 27.
9. German student thrown off cliff in Italy
Original source German news article HERE.
10. Girl, 15, raped on beach near Venice
(ANSA) - Venice, August 24 - A 15-year-old girl was raped by “a foreigner” on a beach at Jesolo near Venice Thursday, her family told police. A local minors' court has opened a probe on the basis of the family's complaint.
Jesolo Mayor Valerio Zoggia voiced “shock and dismay” at the incident.