1. Italian Criminologist Says Ruthless Nigerian Mafia Is “Colonizing Italy”
The recent murder and dismemberment of a teenage Italian girl is clearly the work of the Nigerian mafia, says a leading Italian criminologist, which has recently reached Italy and is quickly expanding.
“The Nigerian Mafia, the most ruthless mafia in the world, killed Pamela [Mastropietro]. Its sects are colonizing Italy and stealing business from the traditional mafia families,” said Alessandro Meluzzi, a prominent criminologist, surgeon and psychiatrist in a television interview this week.
“What we have seen in the case of Pamela are the same methods the Nigerian mafia systematically employs in Nigeria and elsewhere,” Meluzzi said. “It is a routine to cut victims into pieces and, in some cases, to eat parts of their bodies.”
Related: Video interview with Alessandro Meluzzi describing the extremely dangerous criminality of Nigerian gangs being imported into the country
2. London Man Jailed for Spreading “Poisonous” Islamic State Propaganda
An East London man has been jailed after using social media to promote Islamic State and Islamic extremist terror.
Shafi Mohammed Saleem, 28, used more than 20 Twitter and Instagram accounts to distribute “poisonous” Islamic State messages.
The terror-supporter, from Newham, was arrested last April and sent the messages between 2016 and 2017, London’s Metropolitan Police revealed in a statement.
One tweet included an image of two zombie knives alongside the word “itching”. Another showed a man holding the knives and words “dip dip dip”, a slang term meaning “to stab”.
3. Interior ministry says Abul Fotouh plotted with leading Brotherhood members to destabilise Egypt
Egypt's Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Thursday that the head of the Strong Egypt Party Abdel-Moneim Abul Fotouh plotted with members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to destabilise the country ahead of the upcoming presidential elections.
Earlier on Thursday, Egypt's High State Security Prosecution ordered the detention of Abul El-Fotouh for 15 days pending investigations into charges including spreading false news aiming to harm national interests and being a leading member of an illegal group, referring to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The ministry said that the National Security apparatus received information that fugitive Muslim Brotherhood members abroad made contact with Abul Fotouh inside and outside the country in order to implement a plan “to destabilise the country amid a series of attacks against vital institutions to create a state of chaos that would enable [the Brotherhood] to return to the scene.”
4. Army kills five Indian soldiers after school van targeted along LoC
Hours after a school van was targeted in Battal sector along the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistani forces retaliated and destroyed an Indian Army check post, killing five soldiers and injuring several others on Thursday.
A statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the Pakistani troops targeted the same check post from where the school van was attacked in Tatta Pani (hot spring) sector.
“Indian terrorism against innocent citizens shall be responded befittingly,” added the media wing of Pakistani military.
5. Swedish School Installs Bulletproof Windows
A Swedish private school has installed bulletproof windows in order to secure the students against attacks. Swedes and especially schools have experienced an extreme drop in safety as a result of mass-migration from the Islamic world.
The company, Sensec Holding, that has sold and installed the bulletproof windows to the school, writes in a press realease:
“Sensec Holding continues to establish safety in vulnerable areas. We see an increasing demand in this segment (schools). This is an unfortunate consequence of society’s development, but good for our business.”
6. Britons are unknowingly eating Halal meat that is being sold without a label, says top vet
Britons are inadvertently eating meat from animals slaughtered while they are still conscious, a top vet has warned.
Lord Trees, who is a former president of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, said the meat would mainly be found in pies and ready meals.
There has been a sharp rise in the number of sheep and poultry being killed without being stunned first. This has been attributed to religious practices.
But Lord Trees, a crossbench peer, said it was highly probable that some unstunned meat was entering the “standard” food chain as well.
7. Sec. Defence Jim Mattis: “The Islamic State is not done, and the fight is not over”
On foreign fighters: “We don't want them back on the street in Paris or anywhere else”
8. Camel Wrestling is coming to Turkey
9. Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court
Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims.
The statements include accounts of alleged atrocities not only by groups like the Taliban and the Islamic State group, but also involving Afghan Security Forces and government-affiliated warlords, the U.S.-led coalition, and foreign and domestic spy agencies, said Abdul Wadood Pedram of the Human Rights and Eradication of Violence Organization.
Based in part on the many statements, ICC judges in The Hague would then have to decide whether to seek a war crimes investigation. It's uncertain when that decision will be made.
The statements were collected between Nov. 20, 2017, and Jan. 31, 2018, by organizations based in Europe and Afghanistan and sent to the ICC, Pedram said. Because one statement might include multiple victims and one organization might represent thousands of victim statements, the number of Afghans seeking justice from the ICC could be several million.
10. Part II of interview with French Professor: “NGOs are carrying water for the smugglers”
Part I of this interview can be seen HERE.