1. Police arrest brother of Marseilles stabbing jihad attack in Italy:
It turns out that the arrested brother was a “foreign fighter in Syria.”
2. Grooming gangs "are abusing girls across the country," victims and investigators warn
Call for action comes as Bradford records 62 per cent rise in the number of referrals to its specialist child sexual exploitation service.
Grooming gangs across the country are repeating the horrific abuse exposed in Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford and most recently Newcastle, victims and investigators have warned.
There are mounting calls for nationwide action to combat sexual exploitation, with authorities accused of playing catch-up after ignoring victims “for decades and decades”.
Sammy Woodhouse, who was abused as a teenager by the Rotherham ringleader Arshid 'Mad Ash' Hussain and has waived her right to anonymity, said abuse was underway “all over the country'”.
3. French police arrest UK border official in smuggling probe
French police have arrested a dozen people, including a U.K. border officer, in an investigation into a crime group suspected of running drugs and firearms.
Britain's National Crime Agency said Monday the police detained the 36-year-old officer near Calais along with three other British citizens on Friday. They remain in custody. Authorities say 11 guns were seized, together with 34 kilograms (75 pounds) of cocaine and seven kilograms (15 pounds) of heroin.
4. UK man jailed for 15 years for building pressure-cooker bomb
A British man who tried to build a bomb from a pressure cooker and Christmas tree lights after becoming radicalized online has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison.
Prosecutors say 29-year-old Zahid Hussain built the device at his parents' house in Birmingham, central England, after viewing hundreds of images from the Islamic State group.
He packed it with shrapnel and made detonators from strings of lights, but prosecutors said the bomb was not viable.
5. Hungarian in Germany attacked by migrants for not having a cigarette
6. “We can't deny that there is a process of Islamization going on in Europe”: Giorgia Meloni, Italian politician and journalist, president of Brothers of Italy.
7. Posters describing a process of islamization in Western nations condemmed at Newfoundland university
Marine biologist Samantha Andrews discovered a poster titled The Islamic Domination of the West first in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation and tore it down.
She later found several more posters around campus on message boards and in the MUN tunnels and removed them as well.
"My first thing was, 'Where did they get this from?' There was not even anything to back up what they were saying," she said.
The posters falsely suggest that refugees have lied about their status to move to western countries, infiltrate politics, implement Sharia law and kill people who do not submit to Islam.
8. Rachid Nekkaz Protests Austria Burka Ban
More on this Algerian millionaire and his fight against Austrian burqa law.
9. Charges Unsealed Against Three Men for Plotting to Carry out Terrorist Attacks in NYC
The defendants are: Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 19-year-old Canadian citizen; Talha Haroon, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen residing in Pakistan; and Russell Salic, a 37-year-old Philippine citizen. Communicating through Internet messaging applications, these three men allegedly plotted to conduct bombings and shootings in heavily populated areas of New York City during the Islamic holy month of Ramadhan in 2016, all in the name of ISIS (the NYC Attacks). El Bahnasawy purchased bomb-making materials and helped secure a cabin within driving distance of New York City to use for building the explosive devices and staging the NYC Attacks. Haroon allegedly made plans to travel from Pakistan to New York City to join El Bahnasawy in carrying out the attacks, and traveled within Pakistan to meet with explosives experts in furtherance of the plot. And as El Bahnasawy and Haroon prepared to execute the NYC Attacks, Salic allegedly wired money from the Philippines to the United States to help fund the terrorist operation.
The planned attacks included:
detonating bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shooting civilians at specific concert venues.
Law enforcement – the FBI and the NYPD – successfully thwarted this terrorist plot. An undercover FBI agent (the UC) convinced the defendants that the UC was an ISIS supporter prepared to carry out the attacks with them.
El Bahnasawy, who has been in custody since he was arrested by the FBI in May 2016, pleaded guilty to terrorism offenses and is awaiting sentencing.
Haroon and Salic have been arrested in foreign countries by foreign authorities in connection with these charges and it is the hope and expectation of this Office and U.S. law enforcement that they will be extradited to the United States to face justice in a United States court.
10. Hungary sends out national questionnaire about how to deal with the Soros immigration plan for Europe