1. Jordanian immigrant found guilty of “honor killing” murders in Texas of son-in-law and his daughter's friend after she converted to Christianity
A Jordanian man has been found guilty of two 'honor killings' in Texas after taking to the stand to defend himself in a desperate attempt to avoid the death penalty, against his attorney's advice.
Ali Irsan, 60, a Jordanian immigrant, was convicted of the November 2012 killing of his daughter's husband, Coty Beavers, and her friend Gelareh Bagherzadeh, who was killed 11 months earlier, in a Harris County courtroom on Thursday.
Irsan's daughter, Nesreen, had fled the family compound in Montgomery County at the age of 23, converted to Christianity and married Beavers, 28, who was a Christian man.
It's believed the deaths of first Bagherzadeh and then Beavers were part of a greater plan to kill five people in total, including Nesreen.
2. FBI's ties to Southern Poverty Law Center uncovered
3. Anti-Islam protester thrown into fountain at Danforth shooting memorial in Toronto
A crowd of angry Torontonians confronted a man who held up an anti-Islam sign at the site of the Danforth Avenue shooting, with one of them eventually throwing the man into a fountain.
Video of the Friday afternoon incident shows the man standing in front of the fountain at Alexander the Great Parkette, which has turned into a memorial for victims of Sunday’s shooting, and engaging in a shouting match with people over his sign. [...]
At one point early in the video, a man stepped up to the protester and yelled, “Not all Muslims are bad,” to which the protester retorted, “I don’t know about Muslims, I talked about Islam!”
4. Imam of Peace tweets what Canadians need to know about how Islamic Regimes think
This is how Islamic Regimes think:— The Imam of Peace (@Imamofpeace) July 29, 2018
• America is the Great Satan
• We need to get close to America
• Canada is a good option
• Let’s build a powerful base in Canada
• If America tries anything, we will utilise the Jihadists in Canada to attack America.
I was one of them.
5. Over 1200 migrants rescued off Spain in two days
Officials in Spain have said they have rescued more than 1,200 migrants from the sea in the last two days, as the country's interior minister called for a European-wide solution to illegal immigration.
Fernando Grande-Marlaska said Spain had now seen “on the ground, the problems that exist, the problem of immigration which is a European problem which requires a European solution”, following a visit to the southwestern Cadiz region.
The minister was on a fact-finding visit to learn how police and the Red Cross are dealing with the influx of migrants.
6. Study: YouTube Failed to Stop Jihadis from Uploading 1,348 Propaganda Videos
An estimated 278 potential jihadi-linked accounts uploaded 1,348 Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) videos on YouTube between March and June this year, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) revealed in a study published shortly after the research period.
CEP made the discoveries about ISIS videos on YouTube as it produced a research paper to better understand how the organization uses the video-sharing platform to its advantage.
The vast majority (83 percent) of terrorists who committed or were charged with ISIS-linked crimes in the United States between March 2014 and August 2016 were exposed to ISIS propaganda videos, CEP noted in its July 24 study titled The Eglyph Web Crawler: ISIS Content on YouTube.
7. Italy investigating German refugee rescue workers
Prosecutors from the Sicilian town of Trapani opened an investigation on Wednesday into more than 20 sea rescue workers accused of assisting with illegal immigration, according to a report from German newsmagazine Der Spiegel.
The rescuers work for various international nongovernmental organizations, including Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children. Prosecutors have not pressed any charges and the preliminary investigation is a "technical process" in order to gather information from computers and phones, a spokesperson for Doctors Without Borders told German press agency DPA.
“We are sure that these technical reviews confirm what we have always said: that we operate at sea in accordance with the law,” the spokesperson said.
Italy has intensified its fight against private sea rescuers. In June, it turned away a migrant rescue ship that belonged to the German NGO Sea Watch and was carrying more than 600 refugees. The country's populist government has promised to curb the massive influx of migrants from Africa — more than 600,000 have entered the country in the past five years.
8. Powder Keg Paris: As a devastating report reveals 300,000 illegal migrants are living in one French suburb... ANDREW MALONE explores the tensions in a community at odds with mainstream society
At the World Express cafe, groups of men argue in Arabic. On side streets, men smoke shisha pipes and talk — again, in Arabic — on every corner. Women shop in veils and scarves, always accompanied by a male relative.
As a white European, I attract odd looks. When I take out my mobile phone for a photograph, a young man jumps in front of me, waving his index finger in my face, shouting: “La! La! La!” (No! No! No!)
Yet this is not an exotic, far-flung destination. This is France. Moreover, this is Paris and only six miles from the Eiffel Tower.
The reason for all this activity — in an area which even the most optimistic estate agent would struggle to sell as “cosmopolitan and bohemian” — is quite simple: immigration on a mammoth scale.
The area in question is called Saint-Denis in the north-east of the city, where the Basilica holds the resting places of many French kings and queens.
9. Gulen movement has intentions for global Islamic dominance, and concerns Germany
Muslim preacher Fethullah Gülen's ex-followers warn that his movement could be turning into something like a sect. It aspires to a global Islamic society. Since the foiled coup attempt in 2016, Turkey has driven thousands of Gülen's followers out of the country. Many have fled to Germany.
10. Denmark bans full-face veils