1. MEMRI: Don't tell a Muslim They Have "Nasty Despicable Traits" of the Jews... Even If It's True
2. Turkish air raids devastate UNESCO heritage site near Afrin
Rockets struck Brad, a site that has several Byzantine churches and monasteries as well as tombs from the Roman period. Many buildings were destroyed, including the tomb of Saint Maron and the Julianus church. For Syrian expert, the site held one of the most beautiful pages of the history of Christianity in the East. Not even the Mongol invasion caused such damage.
3. Norway presents proposal on full-face veil ban
Three ministers from the Norwegian government presented on Friday a proposal to ban face-covering garments at schools, daycares and other educational institutions.
The proposal was presented by ministers from each of the three parties in the coalition government – Finance Minister Siv Jensen (Progress), Minister of Education and Integration Jan Tore Sanner (Conservative) and Minister of Education Iselin Nybø (Liberal).
“Even though few people wear the burqa and niqab today, there are instances of it. A national ban will make things clearer for everyone,” Sanner said to NRK.
The ban will ensure good communication in educational contexts, the minister added.
“Norway is an open society where we are used to seeing each other face to face. This is particularly important in teaching situations, daycares and schools,” he said.
The ban will not apply to small children attending daycares.
4. Austrian teacher becomes popular for her honest words about growing influence of Islam in schools
The Rebel posted a video of an Austrian teacher breaking ranks with fellow teachers to speak truthfully about the growing influence of Islam in Vienna schools.
Below is a short follow up video describing what life is like for her now that she has spoken out.
5. Military launch manhunt amid fears “potential bomber” will attack tourists in Rome
THE Italian military has launched a manhunt for a suspected Islamist terrorist over fears he could launch a horrific attack on tourists in Rome.
Counter-terror officials are hunting for Mathlouthi Atef, 42, after he was flagged up as a "possible bomber", according to local media.
A mugshot of the Tunisian suspect has been circulated over fears he could strike bars, train stations and shopping centres in Rome.
The alert came after the Italian embassy in Tunisia's capital, Tunis, received an anonymous letter claiming a man was “ready to attack the centre of Rome”.
The chilling threat was “considered reliable”, according to Rome-based newspaper Il Corriere della Citta.
6. Dramatic moment cops take down sword-wielding man in Manchester “after he slashed two policemen” leaving one seriously injured
THIS is the dramatic moment a man wielding a 3ft sword was taken out by cops after he slashed at a police officer leaving him with serious injuries.
Shocking footage shows the 23-year-old charging at the uniformed cops from an alleway before being disarmed, Tasered and arrested.
Police have now closed off a number of roads while they investigate the horror which unfolded at around 1.50pm today in Manchester.
One officer has been taken to hospital with serious injuries to the face and back after being slashed by the sword, according to Manchester Police.
A witness told the MEN they saw two cops "bleeding quite heavily" following the incident.
Haroon Altaf, 34, who filmed the incident on his mobile phone, said: "I saw a man running across the road with what seemed to me to be a 3ft sword. Police were everywhere.
Manchester is the city in which a pop concert was attacked by a jihadi in May, 2017 resulting in 23 fatalities.
7. Former CIA Station Chief, Brad Johnson, speaks on the appointment of John Bolton to National Security Advisor
8. Pakistani Court Frees 20 People Suspected of Burning Christians Alive in Industrial Kiln for “Blasphemy”
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) – A Pakistani court has acquitted twenty people suspected of involvement in the lynching and burning alive of a Christian couple accused of blasphemy in 2014.
Shahzad Masih, 26, and Shama Shahzad, 24, brick factory workers and parents of three, were burned alive in an industrial kiln by a mob incited by accusations that the couple desecrated the Qu’ran in the town of Kot Radha Kishan.
Police arrested scores of villagers and a court in November 2016 sentenced five men to death while ten others were given varying jail terms.
Prosecutor Abdur Rauf says the court Saturday acquitted twenty suspects indicted in the case at a later stage.
9. TEXAS: Parents charged with abusing teen, 16, over arranged marriage
SAN ANTONIO – Investigators say the Iraqi parents of a 16-year-old girl who allegedly ran away from her South Texas home to avoid an arranged marriage have been charged with attacking her for refusing to wed an older man.
Bexar (Bayr) County Sheriff Javier Salazar on Friday announced that the juvenile, who was last seen Jan. 30, has been found and placed with Child Protective Services — along with five younger siblings.
Salazar says the mother and father were arrested Friday on family violence charges for allegedly choking the teen, beating her and pouring hot cooking oil on her. The parents allegedly were to receive $20,000 for the arranged wedding.
10. UK: 20 Kids Taken Into UK State Care Over Parents' ISIS Links: Report
London: As many as 20 children, including a one-year-old boy, have been taken into state care in the UK over their parents' alleged links with the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist network, a media report said on Sunday.
The children were placed in foster care or with relatives and in some cases reunited with their families only on condition that the parents wear an electronic tag to deter them from fleeing to Syria, “The Sunday Times” reported. [...]
It analysed hundreds of pages of transcripts from nearly a dozen cases heard by the secretive family courts in Britain relating to Syria. The findings raise fears of what has been dubbed "Generation Jihad" of radicalised children in the UK.
In one case, a two-year-old boy who was taken to Syria by his mother to live under ISIS reportedly showed a marked interest in guns and “shooting people” on his return to Britain.