1. Maryland: Developers "unlawfully privately marketing and selling only to Ahmadi Muslims”
“A website belonging to Majlis Ansarullah USA, a Maryland-based Muslim group, previously advertised River Run as Ansar Housing Complex and stated that “This will be a community of 49 spacious brand new homes (Villas) for Ahmadi Muslims with a dedicated mosque within walking distance.” The website later replaced that language with an update advertising an audio feed from the mosque to the community for daily prayers. That language was also removed.”
2. ISIS fighters are coming back to Canada. Are they a threat? It’s complicated: report.
It is estimated that 180 people with a nexus to Canada, headed to other countries as foreign fighters, were stopped on the way, or remained there and kept fighting over the past few years.
The government of Canada calls these people 'extremist travellers' and are suspected of engaging in terrorism-related activities. They pose many security concerns. [...]
The report said that foreign ISIS fighters who are returning from the field have proven a more 'manageable problem than initially anticipated.'
3. German police raid places linked to suspected Islamist militant, seize guns
German police seized large quantities of guns and ammunition in raids on four locations in Berlin linked to a 40-year-old German man with suspected Islamist ties, the Berlin prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.
The man, a German citizen with a Turkish background, had previously been convicted of weapons violations, and frequented a mosque which was under surveillance by state security, said prosecutor spokeswoman Silke Becker.
Germany was hit by several Islamist militant attacks in 2016, including one in Berlin in December in which a Tunisian man shot dead a Polish lorry driver and then killed 11 more people by driving the stolen truck into a Christmas market.
Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has warned of further attacks by radicalised Muslims, given growing numbers of foreign fighters returning from war zones in Syria and Iraq. [L2N1MU194]
4. Eric Zemour, French intellectual and author, details why Eastern Europe is rejecting the European Union, communism, and the migrant invasion
(This is an excellent clip to watch in tandem with the recent speech by the President of Hungary, Viktor Orhan on the anniversary of the overthrow of Soviet Occupation.)
5. Sexual predator banned from sitting next to women on trains for 10 years
Ramzi Hamrouni, 39, was described by a judge as 'every lone female public transport passenger’s nightmare'.
Referring to sexual assaults on public transport, the judge added: 'It is clearly a massive problem nationwide.'
Hamrouni had denied sexually assaulting two female passengers on trains and tried to claim they were lying but was found guilty by a jury.
6. Michael Stürzenberger discusses his six month jail sentence for posting a historical photo of Nazis with Islamic officials
7. Ottawa pays $31.3M to Canadian men tortured in Syria
The Liberal government has paid a total of close to $31.3 million in settlements to three Canadian men wrongfully accused of links to terrorism and tortured in Syria— 15 years and two federal inquiries after their detentions, sources confirmed to CBC News.
Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad El Maati and Muayyed Nureddin will split $31.25 million, but it's not clear from officials how much each man received.
n March, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland issued a statement saying the government had reached a settlement with the three men and apologized.
The amount of compensation going to three men was first reported by Le Devoir.
Philip Tunley, the lawyer for Almalki, El Maati and Nureddin, refused to comment on the story.
8. Honest Reporting Canada investigates Toronto Star article on the imam who prayed: "Oh Allah, purify Al-Aqsa mosque from the filth of the Jews”
The video in question:
9. German Mainstream Media Calls Migrant Crime Area ‘No-Go Zone’
A new report claims that migrant youth gangs in the Ebertplatz area of Cologne are becoming increasingly violent, leading some to describe the area as turning into a no-go zone.
Authorities in the Eberplatz area say that in recent months young migrants from the Middle East and Africa have turned the place into a no-go zone once the sun goes down. Over just the past nine months, police have been involved in around 3,000 incidents in the area ranging from simple stop and search to the murder of a 22-year-old African migrant last Saturday evening, Die Welt reports.
10. Study: More Than Half of Asylum Seekers in Italy Are Mentally Ill
The majority of third world-origin migrants living in Italy suffer from mental disorders which make them prone to 'aggressive behaviour' and 'psychotic episodes', according to a study by psychologists.
Research into the mental health of asylum seekers living in the Padua, northern Italy, found that 54 per cent of those sampled showed “obvious symptoms” of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), local media reports.
“What emerged from our investigation is the high level of trauma and discomfort we found among asylum seekers, and this suffering forms the basis of anti-social attitudes”, explained researcher and journalist Cristiano Draghi, reporting that the majority of migrants hailed from 'Nigeria, the Gambia, Ivory Coast and Guinea'”