1. Afghan Pedophiles Get Free Pass From U.S. Military, Report Says
On 5,753 occasions from 2010 to 2016, the United States military reported accusations of “gross human rights abuses” by the Afghan military, including many examples of child sexual abuse. If true, American law required military aid to be cut off to the offending unit.
Not once did that happen.
That was among the findings in an investigation into child sexual abuse by the Afghan security forces and the supposed indifference of the American military to the problem, according to a report released on Monday by the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction, known as Sigar.
The report, commissioned under the Obama administration, was considered so explosive that it was originally marked “Secret/ No Foreign,” with the recommendation that it remain classified until June 9, 2042. The report was finished in June 2017, but it appears to have included data only through 2016, before the Trump administration took office.
Related video on American forces confronting systemic child rape and even murder of children escaping sexual abuse in Afghanistan.
2. Finnish presidential candidate speaks to people on the street about the inversion of law to protect criminal migrants
3. Nine in Ten “Underage” Moroccans in Sweden Caught Lying About Their Age
A new cooperation agreement between Sweden and Morocco to share their fingerprint databases has revealed that 90 per cent of “underage” Moroccan asylum seekers are really adults.
Per Löwenberg, Group Head of the Swedish National Border Policy Division, commented on the new agreement, saying: “We have been given permission to work very well with Moroccan authorities, and have a working routine that we are very pleased with,” Sveriges Radio reports.
Moroccan migrants who come to Sweden as asylum seekers are often rejected for asylum status and many end up living homeless or getting involved in organised crime. The new system will not only be able to identify those who are lying about their age but also help with the deportation of migrants without travel documents.
4. Man apologizes, sentenced to 22 years for US terrorism plot
COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio man who admitted he plotted to kill U.S. military members after receiving training in Syria apologized to his family and adopted country Monday before a federal judge sentenced him to 22 years in prison.
After returning to the U.S., Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud planned to fly to Texas and attack the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth in an attempt to free Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist convicted of shooting at two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, Judge Michael Watson said as he outlined the allegations against Mohamud.
Mohamud, 26, told Watson he knew what he'd done was wrong and that he'd fallen into the trap of radicalization while abroad.
5. Christian Kurds Bombed by Turkey: “Many Lives are in Mortal Danger... Please Help Us”
Christian churches were among the Kurds begging for international assistance to stop Turkey's assault on a northern Syrian city to clear it of Kurdish forces that have been fighting ISIS.
Turkish forces began bombing the city of Afrin from the air on Saturday and sent in ground troops on Sunday. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Sunday that “Operation Olive Branch” against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) “will be resolved” and “there will be no step back” as he claims the Kurds are terrorists.
“We have discussed it with the Russians and we have an agreement with them,” Erdoğan said in Ankara.
“The U.S. is urging that the operation should not last too long and should be conducted within a certain time frame. I ask the U.S.: Does your operation in Afghanistan, which you launched more than 10 years ago, have a certain time frame? When will it be completed? You are also still in Iraq, aren’t you? Do these kind of operations have a certain time frame?” he added.
In a joint statement Saturday, the Kurdish Churches in Afrin and Kobane confirmed “we are under attack by Turkey.”
6. Facebook let a terror suspect, 31, “post ISIS videos glorifying executions and violence just because he repeatedly asked the site to reactivate his page”, court hears
A terror suspect was allowed to post ISIS videos on Facebook after repeatedly persuading the website to re-enable his account, a court has heard.
Abdulrahman Alcharbati, 31, is accused of posting several propaganda videos, including those of executions and children being brainwashed to fight.
One clip encouraged attacks against Westerners and urged jihadists “wack them with a rock, cut his throat with a knife or crush him with a car”.
Newcastle Crown Court heard that the posts were taken down by Facebook administrators for breaching user guidelines.
However they were regularly reinstated after Alcharbati “persuaded Facebook to re-enable his account and carried on posting the same material”.
7. Islam in Bosnia. Is it really a moderate form of Islam?
Short German documentary on Islam in Bosnia. Is it the moderate and European form we are often told?
8. Bosnia: Sweden Is the Largest Market for Illegal Balkan Weapons
Bosnian prosecutor Goran Glamocanin has claimed that Sweden is the number one market in Europe for illegal weapons from the Balkan region after yet another explosion occurred in Malmö over the weekend.
The Bosnian prosecutor, who is currently involved with the prosecution of 20 people who are alleged to have attempted to traffick illegal military grade arms out of the country, said almost all of the weapons were headed to Sweden, Aftonbladet reports.
“According to the information we have now, the Swedish market is the most attractive in Europe. It is because of the high demand,” said Glamocanin.
9. Terror police on alert as “truck carrying 34,000 litres of explosives” is STOLEN
POLICE forces across Europe have been put on alert amid fears a truck, believed to be carrying around 34,000 litres of bomb-making chemicals, has been stolen.
Reports claimed Interpol, the world's largest police organisation, raised the alarm following the theft of a lorry in the city of Zedelgem, Belgium.
However, after being contacted by express.co.uk, the organisations said the INTERPOL General Secretariat has not issued any alert in relation to a truck stolen in Belgium.
It is thought the chemicals could be used to produce explosives and authorities are keen to recover the truck as quickly as possible.
According to Spanish reporter Laura Alonso, the truck was carrying a volatile substance known as “Radiacid”.
10. Convert to Islam pleads guilty to 16 terrorism charges
[...] Wyatt admitted nine counts of encouragement of terrorism, including postings on a Google Plus account which said jihad was an "obligation" for Muslims.
He admitted two counts of disseminating a terrorist publication, one which stated Britain must “atone for its sins in Palestine”.
Wyatt also pleaded guilty to five counts of possessing a document or record useful for someone committing or preparing an act of terrorism.
The documents included the Mujahideen Poisons Handbook and another entitled Advice To Those Who Cannot Leave To Sham.