1. Avi Yemini: “This Is Why We Need To Ban The Burqa”
Australian activist, Avi Yemini, reacts to a news report about the wife of an Islamic State recruiter who was convicted for refusing to stand for the judge during her husband’s trial.
2. Police shoot suspect after three stabbed in The Hague
Dutch Police shoot knife attacker after three stabbed in The Hague pic.twitter.com/AOWNVWTz7e— Old Holborn✘ (@Holbornlolz) May 5, 2018
Close up photo of suspect:
“Dave” pic.twitter.com/91hlt8QNyZ— FURIOUS IN TUNBRIDGE WELLS (@seanblackcab) May 5, 2018
3. FRANCE: Thousands party at Paris protest to show anger at Macron
PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters in Paris danced, picnicked and railed against President Emmanuel Macron at a “party” marking his first year in office.
Police fired tear gas on troublemakers on the margins of the largely festive protest Saturday, and eight people were arrested. Authorities deployed 2,000 police to the event after violence and ransacking scarred a May Day protest in the French capital earlier this week, shocking many.
“Stop Macron!” read placards at Saturday’s rally in front of Paris’ famed Opera Garnier. Demonstrators then marched through tourist-filled neighborhoods toward the Bastille plaza in eastern Paris.
Organizers of Saturday’s march, the far-left party Defiant France, planned the event around the one-year anniversary of Macron’s May 7, 2017 election. He was inaugurated a week later, and quickly launched broad changes to France’s labor rules to increase the nation’s global competitiveness.
4. Demonstrations by Karl Marx celebrants put city of Trier in state of emergency
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5. Tourist who went missing from Indian yoga retreat was drugged and beheaded
LIGA Skromane travelled to India to battle her depression, but the Irish resident was snatched from a beach and brutally murdered.
A TOURIST who travelled to India to tackle her depression was drugged, raped and beheaded before her corpse was left hanging upside down in a forest.
Police have revealed Liga Skromane was lured by two men who then sexually assaulted her before butchering her body. [...] The suspected attackers — who are now in custody — are local drug dealers. One reportedly has a history of sexually abusing men and women.
6. Police report describes footage of woman slashing Hadley bus passengers' throats
HADLEY - After the woman charged with slashing two passengers and the driver of a Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus was handcuffed and read her rights, she apologized.
“I’m so sorry, I don't know what came over me,” Brietta Brown said, according to the arrest report. “Please apologize to them for me, will they survive? I hope Allah will forgive me.”
The video shows Brown sitting calmly after boarding the bus. She was seated on the passenger side of the bus behind the victims, who were sitting together. "At no point in time was there any interaction between them prior to the attack," Chabot wrote.
Brown could be seen on the footage removing the knife from her pocket and unsheathing it. She then grabbed a female 'her by the head ... and made a left to right slice to the victim's neck.”
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7. SEVEN DUTCH ARRESTED IN PRAGUE FOR ASSAULTING WAITER
Seven Dutch men were arrested in Prague for assaulting a waiter in the center of the city. They attacked the waiter on Saturday after the waiter told them they couldn't drink alcohol they brought themselves on a terrace, RTL Nieuws reports.
Czech newspapers report that the assaulted waiter is in intensive care in hospital. The Dutch men are between the ages of 24 and 32 years old and were arrested at the airport.
According to this Dutch news report, authorities have the names because personal trainer Armin Nahvi has tagged the entire squad on a Prague holiday snapshot. They are: Sanferino, P. Janssen, Bijan Kazemi, Naoufel Sebbane, Pejman Kazemi, Arash Nahvi.
Video of the assault can be seen HERE.
8. MALCOLM: “Poor” asylum seekers dump expensive electronics
Toronto Sun has found evidence that casts doubt on what the Trudeau government has been telling us about the flood of asylum seekers crossing into Canada on foot. We have been told that these refugees are poor migrants, fleeing Donald Trump, and yet, evidence on the ground suggests something very different.
Thousands of dollars of electronics and phones were found by the Toronto Sun, discarded near a popular illegal border crossing on Roxham Rd. in rural Quebec.
A brand-new iPhone X, retailing between $1300 and $1600 — plus taxes — was found thrown into a ditch about a metre from the border. The phone was locked, and, therefore, no information was available to provide clues about who tossed the valuable smartphone before claiming to be a refugee in Canada.
A second phone, found in a nearby ditch, did provide some clues about its former owner. The discarded Nokia flip phone had an Arabic language keyboard.
9. WATCH: Israel detects unusual activity at Iran uranium enrichment plant
Activity that appears to be in violation of the Iran nuclear deal was detected by Israeli satellites, which indicates that Iran may be reactivating its uranium enrichment facility.
10. Canada eyeing meeting with Iranian officials in Ottawa despite controversies
The federal government is making plans to meet with officials from the Iranian regime in Ottawa, despite friction over the Middle East state’s deadly crackdown on peaceful protesters, repeated cyberattacks on the Canadian government and the death of at least one Canadian citizen in a Tehran jail.
Officials with Global Affairs Canada asserted their plans to host the Iranian officials during a sit-down with their U.S. counterparts in January, even as the Trump administration was reiterating its plans to harden Washington’s line on Tehran.
Talking points prepared for the meeting say that “at some point an Iranian delegation will likely come to Ottawa, but no timeline has been established.” The briefing materials note that “Canadian officials visited Tehran in May and October 2017 to discuss re-engagement and a range of regional and bilateral issues.”