1. Intelligence services concerned about “forked-tongue” of As-Sunnah Mosque in The Hague
Dutch TV current affairs program investigates As-Sunnah Mosque in The Hague after reports of foreign funding, ties to terrorism and speakers preaching religious intolerance and sharia compliance on matters such as FGM, the treatment of women, apostasy and adultery.
2. Germany: “Decapitating” Freedom of the Press?
In an apparent attempt to sweep under the rug a recent double homicide in Hamburg, Germany, authorities there censored the story. They also raided the apartments of a witness who filmed a video describing the murder, and a blogger who posted the video on YouTube.
The murder, which made headlines worldwide, occurred on the morning of April 12. The assailant, Mourtala Madou, a 33-year-old illegal immigrant from Niger, stabbed his German ex-girlfriend, identified as Sandra P., and their one-year-old daughter, Miriam, at a Hamburg subway station. The child died at the scene; her mother died later, at the hospital. The woman's three-year-old son witnessed the murders.
According to the prosecutor's office, Madou -- who initially fled the scene, but then called the police and was arrested shortly thereafter -- acted “out of anger and revenge,” because the day before the incident, the court had denied him joint custody of his daughter.
Massacre at Jungfernstieg Station Hamburg / Germany (WARNING: Graphic content)
3. Iran arrests teenage girl over Instagram video of her dancing in bedroom
Maedeh Hojabri, an 18-year-old gymnast, admitted breaking moral norms in a state TV video.
An Iranian teenage girl has been detained for posting videos of herself dancing in her bedroom on Instagram.
Maedeh Hojabri, an 18-year-old gymnast, admitted breaking moral norms in a state TV video broadcast on Friday.
She maintained that was not her goal and that she was simply attempting to garner more followers, although it was not clear whether her statement was made under duress.
4. Douglas Murray speaking in Netherlands gets asked his thoughts on Tommy Robinson
5. UK: Christian doctor is SACKED by the Government for refusing to identify patients by their preferred gender because he believes sex is established at birth
A doctor has been fired from a top government role for suggesting gender is determined at birth.
Dr David Mackereth, 55, who has worked as an NHS doctor for 26 years, was deemed to be “unfit to work” after he said he would refuse to identify patients by their preferred gender.
The senior doctor was set to become a disability assessor for the Department for Work and Pensions claims a person's gender is biological and said his right to freedom of speech had been denied.
The medic, from Dudley in the West Midlands, fears other “professional people of faith” could lose their jobs simply for holding opinions about gender that are “centuries old”.
6. UK MPs Chris Green and Boris Johnson resign over Brexit
I have handed in my resignation to the Prime Minister as PPS. Brexit must mean Brexit pic.twitter.com/zncKir9AsB— Chris Green (@CGreenUK) July 9, 2018
I am proud to have served as Foreign Secretary. It is with sadness that I step down: here is my letter explaining why. pic.twitter.com/NZXzUZCjdF— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 9, 2018
7. Nigeria military hands 180 child soldiers to UN, government
Nigeria's military command says it has handed to the government and the United Nations more than 180 former child soldiers who had been arrested or rescued in various military operations in Nigeria's northeast.
Commander Nicholas Rogers said Monday during the handover ceremony in Maiduguri that the children were former Boko Haram fighters being turned over in line with international humanitarian laws. He said many children coerced into using weapons against the state were killed in fighting between Boko Haram and government forces.
8. Iranian woman who protested headscarf gets 20-year sentence
An Iranian woman who removed her obligatory Islamic headscarf out of protest in December says she has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Shapark Shajarizadeh posted on her personal website that she had been jailed for "opposing the compulsory hijab" and "waving a white flag of peace in the street."
There was no immediate comment from Iranian officials.
Police in Iran arrested 29 people in February for removing their headscarves as part of a campaign known as "White Wednesdays." Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent human rights lawyer who represented Shajarizadeh and other women, was arrested last month.
9. Turkey's Erdogan appoints son-in-law as finance minister
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has named his son-in-law as the country's finance minister after being sworn in to another five-year term.
The appointment of Berat Albayrak, who had served as energy minister since 2015, appeared to rattle the markets.
Mr Erdogan, who was re-elected last month, vowed to "propel our country forward" with his sweeping new powers.
But his opponents fear that his new role as executive president will destroy Turkish democracy.
Mr Erdogan's new position marks a transition away from a parliamentary system and the office of prime minister, which has been in place since the foundation of the modern Turkish republic 95 years ago.
Related: Recep Tayyip Erdogan is sworn in as Turkey’s first executive president
10. Macron meets Qatari emir, calls for end of blockade