1. Ottawa doctor charged with sexual assault
Ottawa police have charged a local doctor with sexual assault.
After an investigation that began last year police have charged Walid Al Houssan, 56, a family physician.
According to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Al Houssan has been licensed to practice in Ontario since 2006. His primary practice is based out of the Sunrise Medical Centre on Merivale Road, which is inside the Loblaw’s grocery store. […]
Al Houssan, 56, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault, one count of sexual interference and one count of sexual exploitation of a person with a disability.
Police believe there are more victims and are seeking the public’s help to locate them.
2. Judge dismisses "Clock Boy" lawsuit against school
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ahmed Mohamed's father, saying the family will not get a payout from the city of Irving, Texas or the school district for the 'clock boy' scandal, DailyMail.com has learned.
On September 14, 2015, 14-year-old Ahmed gained national attention when his high school teacher suspected he brought a bomb to school.
Ahmed was surprised and showed the teacher it was actually a homemade alarm clock. She told the Muslim teen she would keep it behind her desk for the rest of the day.
(This is a bit misleading. In fact the suspicion was always that it was a hoax bomb, which is another real crime. It also clearly was meant to resemble a classic bomb, and therefore the charge was accurate.)
3. Trump presses more countries take back U.S. deportees in immigration success
Between cajoling, threats and actual punishments, Homeland Security has managed to drastically cut the number of countries that habitually refuse to take back immigrants whom the U.S. is trying to deport, officials said Tuesday, notching an early immigration success for President Trump.
The number of recalcitrant countries has dropped from 20 to 12 over the months since the presidential election, and some longtime offenders — including Iraq and Somalia — have earned their way off the naughty list. The list of countries is the shortest this decade.
4. WHO: Yemen Cholera Cases Could Hit 300,000 within Six Months
Yemen could have as many as 300,000 cases of cholera within six months, the World Health Organization warned on Friday.
“We need to expect something that could go up to 200,000-250,000 cases over the next six months, in addition to the 50,000 cases that have already occurred,” WHO representative in the country, Nevio Zagaria, told reporters in Geneva by phone.
“You can understand that with this number the price that we will pay in terms of lives will be extremely, extremely high.”
5. Footage of the actual attack in Times Square
After seeing this footage there will not be doubt that it was an attack. The question now is motive. CNN reports that he said “God made him do it”. If this is correct, the only question is whether or not CNN translated Allah to God for us.
6. Muslim goes on stabbing attack in Milan mall, Italy:
According to this Italian news site:
Two soldiers and a policeman were wounded in a knife attack in a mall in Milan Italy by 21 year old Italian born to Moroccan parents.
7. Leader of Sikh awareness group speaks to Katie Hopkins about Muslim child-rape and sexual slavery gangs in the UK
8. Anti-Muslim sheriff who backed Trump appointed to Homeland Security
The highly controversial and archconservative Wisconsin sheriff David Clarke has accepted an assistant secretary position on Wednesday in the Department of Homeland Security.
Clarke told media in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he is county sheriff that he will work in the Office of Partnership and Engagement, which liaises with state and local law enforcement.
The Department of Homeland Security would not confirm the appointment, saying that only the secretary makes such announcements, and none had been made.
Clarke, an unabashed supporter of US President Donald Trump, became famous in right-wing circles during the 2016 presidential election for his anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric.
He has voiced support for tougher policing and surveillance of Muslim neighbourhoods, a campaign proposal that Trump backed.
On Twitter, he said the Black Lives Matter movement “will join ISIS” - using an acronym for the Islamic State (IS) group - to topple the “constitutional republic”.
9. Turkish president Erdogan seems to have been watching his men attack the protestors from tieback of his car in Washington May 18th, fueling speculation that he personally ordered the attacks.
10. Young or old, Saudi women live under male relatives' control
From childhood through adulthood into old age, every Saudi woman passes from the control of one legal guardian to another, a male relative whose decisions or whims can determine the course of her life.
Under Saudi law, the guardian's permission is required for a woman to get a passport, to travel abroad or to marry. It is also often demanded whenever a woman tries to do any number of things, including rent an apartment, buy a car, undergo a medical procedure or take a job. As a result, women are consigned to the legal status of minors.
Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving is what often grabs the most attention, but rights advocates say guardianship laws are the factor that most powerfully enshrines inequality for women. President Donald Trump heads to Saudi Arabia this weekend to cement ties with the deeply conservative kingdom.