1. MALCOLM: Asylum seeker not eligible to vote receives voter registration card
An asylum seeker who has only been in Canada for 18 months was sent a voter registration card from Elections Canada, the Sun has learned.
The letter, dated Sept. 12, 2018 and addressed to Jacqueline, a woman who arrived in Canada in the spring of 2017, informs her that she is “not currently registered to vote in federal elections.”
The letter urges her to register by Oct. 23, 2018, stating that, “registering in advance will ensure you’re on the voters list and will save you time at the polls.”
It is not clear how Jacqueline ended up on an Elections Canada list. The Sun has chosen not to identify Jacqueline’s last name as her refugee case is pending and public identification can put the outcome of such cases at risk. Her and her husband are asylum seekers from Mexico, and have not yet received permanent immigration status in Canada.
2. Perpetual arrest warrants issued for former US envoy Hussain Haqqani
Perpetual arrest warrants were issued on Friday for former envoy to the United States Hussain Haqqani, to bring him back to the country, based on the findings of a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) report, DawnNewsTV reported.
The FIA had registered a case against Haqqani in March for committing “criminal breach of trust, misuse of authority and embezzlement of funds.”
The former US envoy is the principal accused in the Memogate scandal.
A hearing in the matter was held on Friday which was presided by special judge central, Irum Niazi.
3. University of Michigan Student: I Was Forced to Attend “Antisemitic Lecture” Comparing Netanyahu to Hitler
An undergraduate at the University of Michigan said she “was forced to sit through an overtly antisemitic lecture” on Thursday, which compared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Adolf Hitler.
Alexa Smith, a senior, said the presentation was part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series, which arts and design students are required to attend.
The image — shared by lecturer Emory Douglas, a graphic designer who served as minister of culture for the Black Panther Party — branded both Netanyahu and Hitler with the caption, “Guilty of Genocide.”
“In what world is it ok for a mandatory course to host a speaker who compares Adolf Hitler to the Prime Minister of Israel?” Smith asked in a Facebook post shared on Friday.
4. Mayor of Riace Domenico Lucano arrested on immigration charge
The mayor of Riace, Domenico Lucano, is under house arrest for charges related to immigration and fraudulent dealings in the assignment of refuse collection contracts
Mimmo Lucano, the mayor of Riace, a town with a reputation for welcoming refugees, has been placed under house arrest following an order from the state prosecutor’s office in Locri. The man that the magazine Fortune had included among the 50 most influential figures in the world in 2016, has been charged with aiding and abetting illegal immigration and fraudulently assigning contracts for refuse collection. Tax police from the Guardia di Finanza in Locri have also banned Lucano’s partner Tesfahun Lemlem from residing in Riace. The investigation, codenamed “Xenia”, has reportedly found a series of offences regarding the management of loans granted by the interior ministry and the prefect’s office of Reggio Calabria to Riace town council, in order to provide accommodation for refugees and asylum seekers.
5. Official who analyzed UN’s “Pact for Migration” concludes Germany will be predominantly Islamic and African in two generations
Original source German language article.
6. Malaysia arrests 8 suspected militants, 7 of them foreigners
Malaysian police said Saturday that eight suspected militants, including seven foreigners, have been arrested for allegedly spreading religious extremism that could threaten national security and fan terrorism in the region.
National police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the suspects are connected with an Islamic religious school in Yemen that promotes the Salafi Jihadi teachings, which permit the killings of non-Muslims as well as Muslims who don't follow their ways and denounce democracy as un-Islamic.
He said the foreigners, aged between 24 and 38, include five people from a country in Europe, one from the Americas and one from the Middle East.
7. Moroccan Government Blames Pro-Open Borders NGOs for “Encouraging” Illegal Migration
Moroccan director of immigration and border surveillance at the Ministry of the Interior Khalid Zerouali has slammed pro-migration “rescue” NGOs, saying they encourage illegal migration to Europe.
Mr Zerouali blamed an increase in the number of illegal migrants attempting to reach Europe from Morocco on the “fleet of NGOs active in the Mediterranean area that encourages and guides migrants”, Moroccan magazine Telquel reports.
According to Zerouali, the Moroccan government has become “overwhelmed” by the surge in illegal migrants travelling through the country to reach Europe, and has called on European Union member-states to become more involved in helping secure the border, noting that his government has already spent 200 million euros deploying 13,000 officials to the maritime border.
“We have so far assumed our responsibilities unilaterally, but we are beginning to be overwhelmed,” he said.
8. Teen Daughter of Marine Le Pen Hospitalised After Assault by Two Men
The teenage daughter of French populist leader Marine Le Pen was violently assaulted outside a bowling alley bar in Nanterre, forcing her to be taken to a local hospital in the area.
The attack on the 19-year-old took place at the exit of a bowling alley bar at Nelson Mandela Square on Thursday night while she and her 18-year-old cousin were leaving the bar. Two men aged 32 and 47 from Nanterre approached the two and physically assaulted them at around 2 am, Le Parisien reports.
After the police were called, the two suspects were arrested at the scene when officers arrived at the bar. Investigators have so far not commented on the cause of the attack but the cousin of Ms Le Pen’s daughter has filed charges with police against the two men.
The incident provoked outrage from the former French presidential candidate who called the attack a “gratuitous aggression,” and added: “there was no fight … there was an assault, a gratuitous assault on two young people aged 18 and 19.”
9. Schoolboy 15, is “given detention for voicing his support for UKIP during classroom debate”
A 15-year-old boy was given detention after voicing his support for UKIP during a classroom debate, his father has claimed.
During a phone-in on radio station LBC yesterday, a caller named Paul told host Nick Ferrari his son had been punished after declaring he would vote for the Right-wing party – but shouldn’t be called racist.
The caller said: “One boy said he’d vote for UKIP and the teacher said 'all UKIP voters are racist', so my boy came in and said, 'I’d vote for Ukip and I’m not racist.”
“He was given a detention, [with] the three boys that said it, and when he came home and told me I didn’t believe him.”
10. Gunned down man found tied to a bed on Saudi Arabia road (VIDEO)
A bizarre incident has occurred in Saudi Arabia, in which a dead body tied to a bed was discovered in the middle of a road. The victim, who turned out to be an illegal migrant, had been gunned down, according to local police.
Motorists made the chilling discovery 11 km away from the southern Saudi city of Abha late on Thursday. The dead body, wrapped in a blanket, was lying on a cast iron bed without mattress right in the middle of the road, footage from the scene shows.