1. Germany will suffer for decades due to Merkel's misjudgements
Stephan Brandner, an MP of Germany’s largest opposition party, blasted Merkel for her misjudgements and infringements of the law.
According to the Alternative for Germany MP, the country will suffer for decades as a result of the “migration avalanche” that was created by her.
2. Mass Migration Activists Warn Croatian Police to Stop Protecting Border
Accusing Croatian police of violence against illegal immigrants, mass migration activists have demanded officers disobey orders relating to border protection or else face increasing pressure from foreign NGOs.
Local media reports the Welcome initiative, representing hundreds of groups involved with assisting asylum seekers in the Balkan nation, claimed that while border patrol officers enjoy support from the public for their work minimising illegal immigration, police are carrying out a campaign of abuse towards third world migrants.
While border patrol officers have been praised for their work monitoring Croatia’s frontier with Bosnia and pushing back illegal immigrants, with both endeavours enjoying wide public support, the NGO claims the people it unfailingly describes as “refugees” suffer persecution, physical and psychological violence at the hands of authorities.
3. Volunteer group stops food distribution in Paris as fear of violence grows
4. Video released of Japanese, Italian captives in Syria
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A militant group has released videos of a Japanese journalist and an Italian man held captive in Syria in which they appeal for their release, US-based monitors said on Tuesday (July 31).
The two men - Japanese freelance journalist Jumpei Yasuda and Italian national Alessandro Sandrini - appear in two separate videos that are nonetheless similar in their staging and were released by the SITE group, which tracks white supremacist and militant organisations.
SITE did not say which group was responsible for the videos. [...]
Jumpei is thought to have been abducted by the Al-Nusra Front, a former Al-Qaeda affiliate, in northern Syria in 2015.
5. Poll: Majority of Austrians Against Muslim Women Wearing Headscarves
A poll in Austria shows that less than half of Austrians are willing to tolerate a cityscape dominated by women wearing headscarves while a vast majority also condemn migrants who refuse to integrate.
The new poll shows that only 42 percent of eligible voters are willing to tolerate women in Islamic headscarves dominating their cities, while 84 percent say they would not tolerate migrants who refuse to integrate into Austrian society, Kronen Zeitung reports.
While the survey shows Austrians have little tolerance for those unwilling to integrate, it also revealed voters to be incredibly tolerant of those with a different political opinion to them. Nine in ten said they did not mind if another person had different political beliefs except for individuals glorifying National Socialism, or Nazism, which 87 percent said they could not tolerate.
6. Amak news agency publishes video of the ISIS attackers in Tajikistan
WARNING: Graphic content at end of video
7. Visiting Bangladeshi Student Admits “Attempted Murder” on Behalf of Islamic State
A visiting Bangladeshi woman stabbed a sleeping man in the neck in Melbourne, Australia, in what she admitted to police was an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack.
The admission is contained in an interview released to the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, where Momena Shoma appeared, facing attempted murder and terrorism charges.
Wearing a black Islamic gown and veil revealing just her eyes, Ms Shoma refused to stand for Magistrate Sarah Dawes and entered no plea. [...]
That admission is in line with what was reported immediately after the attack, when Shoma allegedly told a neighbour that she had “purposefully come here [Australia] to kill.”
8. South Africa to change constitution to legalize taking away white farmers' land
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the ruling African National Congress must initiate a parliamentary process to enshrine in the constitution a proposed amendment, paving the way for land grabs without compensation.
Ramaphosa, who vowed to return the lands owned by the white farmers since the 1600s to the country's black population after he assumed office in February this year, said on Tuesday that the ANC would introduce a constitutional amendment in parliament.
“The ANC will through the parliamentary process finalize the proposed amendment to the constitution that outlines more clearly the conditions under which expropriation of land without compensation can be effected,” Ramaphosa, a prominent trade union leader and a close associate of Nelson Mandela, said in a televised address on Tuesday.
9. Iran protesters face DEATH PENALTY for striking over economic woes as Trump sanctions bite
IRAN has been engulfed in mass demonstrations as hundreds of protesters took to the streets over the Islamic Republic’s worsening economic crisis, which has sparked warnings over human rights abuses as the regime threatens to execute activists.
[...] At least 29 people have been arrested on vague charges, such as “economic disruption”, and some even face the death penalty.
Spokesman for the Oslo-based Iran Human Rights group, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, told Arab News: “In recent weeks and months we’ve had many protests.
“Human rights are suffering and every day they suffer more.
“Iran is amongst the biggest violators of human rights in the world today.”
He said the recent arrests served two purposes. The first was to suggest the government is trying to stamp out “huge corruption” and the other is to instil fear in the public.
10. Manchester bomber was rescued from Libya years before concert slaughter: reports
The suicide bomber responsible for killing 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert was reportedly rescued by the British Royal Navy from the Libyan civil war three years before the atrocity.
Salman Abedi, his brother and another 100 British citizens were evacuated from the deteriorating situation in Tripoli in 2014 by the HMS Enterprise, Sky News reported Tuesday.
“During the deteriorating security situation in Libya in 2014, Border Force officials were deployed to assist with the evacuation of British nationals and their dependents,” a government spokesman said.
Abedi was being monitored by British security officials when he traveled to Libya, but his case was closed prior to his rescue, according to The Guardian. Officials later determined that it was right for them to close the Abedi case based on the information they had at the time.
About three years later, Abedi would blow himself up at the concert in Manchester leaving nearly two dozen dead and more than 200 others wounded.
“For this man to commit such an atrocity on UK soil after we rescued him from Libya was an act of utter betrayal,” a government source told The Daily Mail.