1. Terror-Linked Radical Sect Ordered to Demolish Illegal London Mega-Mosque
An East London mega-mosque built and run by a radical, anti-Western Islamic sect is illegal and must be demolished, a High Court judge has ordered.
Abbey Mills Mosque near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford can be used by some 2,500 people, but never received planning permission, Dawn reports.
Member of the Tablighi Jamaat group constructed it in 1996 as a supposedly temporary Islamic centre on the site of an old factory.
Tablighi Jamaat preaches a supremacist, anti-Western form of Islam and has been linked to the 7/7 terrorists, a San Bernardino shooter, and more recently the London Bridge attack.
2. Australian military man, new Senator attacked for retweeting Britain First videos
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3. Saudi father PUNISHES his son for being sexually assaulted by “ironing” the child's genitals
A Saudi Arabian man who punished his own son for being sexually assaulted is being used to highlight issues with attitudes to sex abuse victims in the country.
The boy had reportedly been sexually abused by a group of teenagers at an unknown location in Saudi Arabia, and told his father.
The father then took to “punishing” his son for the assault, by “ironing his genitals”, local media reports. [...]
Dr Al Shamarani took to Twitter to reveal the father had genuinely believed that he had done the right thing when he used a hot iron on his son's genitals.
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5. Germany Sees Record Rise in Weapons Permit Holders
More and more German citizens are choosing to arm themselves as the number of weapons permits for firearms saw a record increase in 2017 going up nationwide by 85 per cent.
In January 2016, Germany had around 300,000 holders of “small weapons” permits that allow citizens to own various kinds of weapons such as pepper spray and pistols that fire gas pellets. By the end of 2017, that number almost doubled to 557,000, Deutsche Welle reports.
Self-defence courses are also on the rise as many martial arts gyms and others have claimed that they have seen a surge in new members in recent years.
6. Finnish police: Knife attacker identified with Islamic State
Finnish police say the Moroccan asylum-seeker who killed two people and wounded eight others in last year's stabbing attack in southwestern Finland identified strongly with the Islamic State group and was motivated largely by hatred after heavy bombardments by the Western-led coalition in the Syrian city of Raqqa.
Olli Toyras of the National Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that Abderrahman Bouanane became radicalized some three months before the Aug. 18 attack in the western city of Turku, and although he acted alone, he thought of himself as an IS fighter.
“We don't think any group is being involved in this,” Toyras said, although adding that the suspect's phone and computer contained IS-related photos and material. “He has seen himself as a fighter, a soldier, a man of IS. He would have liked IS to have taken credit for the attack.”
7. Sweden Appoints Pakistani Muslim Head of National Heritage Board
Qaisar Mahmood, a Muslim born in Pakistan, is the new head of the Swedish National Heritage Board. This is an extremely anomalous appointment, since he readily admits that he has not read anything about Sweden’s cultural heritage.
But his new job is not really about preserving and protecting Sweden’s cultural heritage and historical sites at all.
Qaisar Mahmood, who once rode his motorcycle around Sweden in an apparently failed attempt to discover what being Swedish consisted of, is using his position as head of the Swedish National Heritage Board not to highlight and celebrate that heritage, but to downplay Sweden’s cultural heritage and history, and to create a false narrative that will help compel Swedes to accept mass Muslim migration.
He says he doesn’t want simply to alert people to Viking artifacts and the like, but to use Sweden’s history to “create the narrative” that will make Muslim migrants “part of something.”
8. UN experts: Al-Qaida greater threat than IS in some places
U.N. experts say al-Qaida's global network remains "remarkably resilient" and poses a greater threat than the Islamic State extremist group in several regions, including Yemen and Somalia.
The report by experts monitoring sanctions against both groups, obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, said al-Qaida affiliates "remain a threat at least as serious" as IS in West Africa and South Asia.
9. Danish Left Unveils “Ambitious Plan” to Slash Third World Migration
Presenting an ambitious plan to slash migration from non-Western nations, Denmark’s Social Democrats said the country lacks the capacity to integrate further flows of third world migrants.
The largest party in Denmark, where it is part of the left-wing opposition, the Social Democrats on Monday unveiled a 44-page migration policy document pledging “to introduce a cap on the number of non-Western foreigners who can [enter]”.
“We want to reform our asylum system, among other things, by setting up reception centres outside Europe, and in the future it will not be possible for refugees to obtain asylum in Denmark outside quotas set by the United Nations,” said Social Democrats head Mette Frederiksen.
Related: The Danes have also recently introduced tough anti Face-covering legislation.
10. Czech terrorism analyst on jihad in Europe