1. French journalist Céline Pina: “What the hijab says is ‘I’m not equal to a man and I accept it’”
2. FRANCE: Government failed to act on series of attacks on prison guards by Jihadists
Marine Le Pen is asked about the dramatic escape of notorious prisoner Redoine Faid and points to political failures within the prison system to deal with the most dangerous inmates.
3. French police “in crisis” due to strain of working conditions
France's police force is "in crisis" due to the combined strain of terror attacks, the migrant crisis and terrible working conditions, a new report reveals.
A six-month investigation by a senate committee into the state of the country's internal security forces including the police and gendarmes has made some shocking discoveries.
According to the report, the police force in France faces terrible working conditions including gruelling hours as it is more in demand than ever due to terror attacks and the migrant crisis.
The report states that police have to work irregular schedules and only get one weekend out of five off.
4. Canadian Man Faces 2 Years in Prison for Passing Out Jesus Saves Pamphlets at Gay Pride Parade
A Christian bus driver in Toronto has been charged with a “hate crime” for distributing pamphlets saying homosexuality can lead to diseases and that Jesus can save gay people if they repent.
Bill Whatcott “distributed anti-gay material which promoted hatred toward the gay community,” Toronto Police Service said in a statement, adding that he was arrested in Calgary and later returned to Toronto.
The 51-year-old Christian man was charged with “willful promotion of hatred against an identifiable group, namely the gay community.”
The pamphlets he allegedly distributed said homosexuality is associated with sexually transmitted diseases, including HPV of the rectum, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control says is true, according to The Federalist.
5. Iraqi accused of killing German girl also rape suspect
German investigators say a 20-year-old Iraqi asylum-seeker who has admitted killing a 14-year-old girl in a case that has fueled a debate over the country's immigration policies is also suspected of raping an 11-year-old.
Wiesbaden prosecutors said Tuesday that Ali Bashar, who's in custody for the May slaying of Susanna Feldman, is believed to have raped a 11-year-old German girl in a refugee home in March in the western city.
They say Bashar and a 14-year-old Afghan boy also raped the 11-year-old together in May. The Afghan, who was 13 at the time, is accused of also raping her another time and was arrested Monday.
6. Report: Iran Training Top Afghan Taliban Jihadis to Attack U.S.-NATO Troops
Iran is reportedly providing special forces training to the Taliban within its borders and arming the group with Russian-made weapons, the Times learned from Taliban and Afghan officials this week.
The Times further reveals:
“Hundreds of Taliban fighters are receiving advanced training from special forces at military academies in Iran as part of a significant escalation of support for the insurgents, Taliban and Afghan officials have told The Times.
The scale, quality, and length of the training is unprecedented and marks not only a shift in the proxy conflict between the US and Iran inside Afghanistan but also a potential change in Iran’s ability and will to affect the outcome of the Afghan war.”
7. Iran thinks Israel has been stealing its clouds to cause a drought
An Iranian general has accused Israel of “manipulating weather” to prevent rain over the Islamic republic – aka, stealing the country’s clouds.
Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, head of Iran’s Civil Defence Organisation, alleged that his country was facing cloud “theft” during a press conference. However he was later contradicted by the nation’s weather chief.
Speaking at the conference, the general said: “The changing climate in Iran is suspect.
“Foreign interference is suspected to have played a role in climate change”
Related: Mark Steyn on lawmaker's Jewish weather “conspiracy”
8. British Medical Schools Turn Away Straight-A Students While NHS Plunders Third World for Doctors
Straight-A students are being turned away from British medical schools and forced to pay for training in Eastern Europe, while the National Health Service (NHS) plunders the Third World for already-trained doctors instead.
The Daily Mail spoke to a number of star students who earned top A-levels and supplemented their CVs with spells volunteering at local GP surgeries, overseas clinics, hospices, and pharmacies — and even earned degrees in related fields such as Biomedical Science — who were turned away from British medical schools, despite the NHS facing a shortfall of some 10,000 doctors.
Department of Health and Social Care figures show that only 6,000 of 18,000 medical school applicants were awarded places last year — with many of the 6,000 likely going to foreign applicants, who have often been favoured over British applicants.
9. Germany: Iranian diplomat at centre of bomb plot inquiry to lose immunity
Austria is to strip an alleged Iranian spymaster of his diplomatic status after he was arrested in Germany over a suspected plot to bomb a mass meeting of opposition supporters in France.
The diplomat, 46, was held because of his contacts with a married couple intercepted in Belgium with half-a-kilogramme of homemade explosive and a detonator in their car, officials said.
Authorities named the diplomat only as Assadollah A, who was held in Germany on a Europe-wide arrest warrant and is wanted for questioning by Belgian authorities.
Assadollah Assadi - named by dissidents as the arrested man on Monday - is the only person who matches the name on Austrian government records.
Mr Assadi, one of 18 diplomats at Iran’s Vienna embassy, was listed as a low-ranking official but identified by dissidents as station chief of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) in Vienna since 2014.
10. Kurz responds to German migration deal with plans to toughen borders
Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, says Germany’s new migration deal could force Austria to introduce tougher border checks.