1. Ottawa Public Library cancels screening of film "Killing Europe"
2. Almost Half Of ‘Underage’ Migrants In Hamburg Are Adults
49 per cent of the migrants who have claimed to be underage in the city of Hamburg this year are actually adults, according to a new report from the Social Security Board.
The number is up from figures from last year which showed that 47 per cent of those claiming to be underage were adults. The new 49 per cent figure covers the 482 unaccompanied asylum seekers who came to Hamburg from January to September of this year, Die Welt reports.
Across Germany this year there have been a total of 55,890 asylum seekers claiming to be under the age of 18 but according to the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, 24,116, or 43 percent, were officially adults.
3. Merkel’s Gift to Europe: Anti-Terror Barriers ‘Lovingly Wrapped’ for Christmas
Anti-terror barriers “lovingly wrapped” in Christmas paper to disguise their grim purpose are springing up across Germany.
“Suddenly, overnight, they were there: huge Christmas parcels in Bochum’s city center; wrapped in pretty wrapping paper with stars, firs — and as a topping a red bow,” reads a Welt report on the new “decorations” in the North Rhine-Westphalia city of Bochum.
“It was important for us to fit the ugly barriers into the beautiful overall ensemble,” explained a Bochum Marketing spokesman.
'That’s why we wrapped the 1.2-ton sandbags and provided them with red ribbons.'
4. Quebec City police arrest 44 people at a protest and counter demonstration
Quebec City police said they arrested 44 people in two waves. They took 21 people into custody around 12:45 p.m. near the convention centre and confiscated disguises, a sling shot, a billy club and bottles containing an unknown liquid.
"It's tough to say to which group they belonged, but it's clear they intended to counter La Meute's demonstration," said André Turcotte, spokesperson for Quebec City police.
A further 23 people were arrested when they failed to follow police orders to disperse later in the day. Officers used tear gas on counter-protesters who were throwing snowballs at them.
5. Islamic State opens sex slave market in Turkey’s capital
You may think ISIS’ demise in Iraq and Syria would mean an end to its sex-slave trading, but a new report says Islamic State has merely transferred its slave business into Turkey – including a market in Turkey’s capital Ankara. This means ISIS is involved in the slavery industry in a European country.
During its years of power in parts of Iraq and Syria, ISIS held slave markets both in private and public. With its loss of power, Islamic State began smuggling Yazidi women across the border into Turkey. It imprisoned them with ISIS families it had shifted from Iraq and Syria into Turkey previous to the major losses in territory.
ISIS is also said to be negotiating with the close relatives of these women to release them after years of captivity, torture and sexual slavery. The ransoms are believed to amount to thousands of dollars, which for many Yazidi families are sums they simply cannot afford.
6. B-52 strike on Taliban explosives facility
7. Germany: Six people injured after a car ploughs into group outside nightclub
8. Major violent anti-blasphemy protests in Pakistan continue
From RT's Youtube page:
Thousands of demonstrators from the Tehreek-e-Labaik Islamist party surrounded the offices of the Pakistani Law Minister Rana Sanaullah in Faisalabad on Sunday.
Protesters confronted police outside Sanuallah's office, who responded by firing tear gas into the crowd.
Activists from the Tehreek-e-Labaik party have blockaded roads in the capital Islamabad for several weeks. They have demanded the resignation of the law minister, who they accuse of blasphemy after altering the electoral oath to remove a reference to the Prophet Muhammad in the electoral oath.
Al Jazeera video explains:
9. Thousands of Muslims in London celebrate Mohammad's birthday
10. 'Bomb Al Jazeera,' says Dubai's head of security
Dubai's head of security has called for the bombing of Qatar-based media outlet Al Jazeera, accusing the network of provoking Friday's mosque attack in Egypt’s Sinai region.
'The alliance must bomb the machine for terrorism… the channel of IS, al-Qaeda and al-Nusra front, Al Jazeera the terrorists,' Dhahi Khalfan, who is no stranger to advocating war and violence on Twitter, tweeted.
In a series of tweets, he blamed Al Jazeera for advocating terrorism, claiming that the media outlet is "tampering with national security".
'For how long will they [Al Jazeera] continue to tamper with the security of Egypt and the Arab world,' he said.