1. U-turn on multiculturalism? Danish public broadcaster told to stress importance of Christianity
New guidelines for the Danish public broadcaster DR have put an emphasis on its highlighting the roots in Christianity of the country’s society, instead of multiculturalism and integration, which DR had been promoting.
The new contract with the state broadcaster was published by the Danish Ministry of Culture on Tuesday. Apart from budget cuts, which could mean up to 400 jobs losses, the document signals a huge change in broadcaster’s programming.
The contract states that the DR must make it clear that Danish society is based on principles of “democracy and has its roots in Christianity.” Previous issues of the contract had stated the broadcaster should “work for the promotion of integration in Danish society.”
The vague “integration” reference has been dropped and now the broadcaster's mission is described as being to “promote a Denmark based on community, built on values of democracy, equality and free speech.“
2. Katie Hopkins recommends OSCE members “cease support for NGO rescue boats”
3. Greek camp at Moria: reaching boiling point
NGO's and human rights groups have urged Greece to take action to render its camps fit for human habitation as Moria camp on the island of Lesbos exceeds capacity of 3,200 to over 9,000 asylum seekers.
4. Chemnitz comments see Hans-Georg Maaßen moved to Interior Ministry
German domestic intelligence head Hans-Georg Maaßen seems to have been moved from one top job to another.
Social Democrats relent on security chief’s firing and end up being catalyst for his promotion
Merkel fires top spy chief and then gives him “promotion”
Merkel forces top spy chief out and then gives him “promotion.” Hans-Georg Maassen has been given a new job in interior ministry after criticising veracity of Chemnitz reports
5. French police investigate gang rape videos aired on Snapchat
French police are investigating what they say is the gang rape of a 19-year-old woman broadcast on social media.
The victim was attacked by four men by a nightclub in the southern city of Toulouse, on Saturday night or Sunday morning, reports said.
Videos of the incident, which appeared on Snapchat and Twitter on Monday, have been blocked by police after social media users reported it.
Investigators have now identified the woman, who confirmed the attack.
6. Molotov cocktails & flash bang grenades: Clashes erupt in Greece during Antifa protest
Clashes broke out in Athens during a protest to honor the five-year-anniversary of the assassination of antifa hip-hop artist Pavlos Fyssas.
7. Sweden: Student held on suspicion of raping teacher
A student has been held on suspicion of raping a teacher at a senior high school in Småland, southern Sweden.
Court documents seen by The Local show that a request has been made to keep the man, a 19-year-old stateless person, in police custody pending the investigation.
The alleged rape took place at around 1pm on Friday at a high school in Nässjö, Småland.
8. Report: Italy’s Policy to Curb Mass Immigration Fully “Justifiable”
A new report on Italian immigration from a leading political think tank has defended efforts by the government to rein in illegal immigration, saying that such measures are “justifiable” from a number of perspectives.
Due to Italy’s prolonged economic stagnation and high unemployment, states the 20-page report from the Machiavelli Center for Political and Strategic Studies, “quantitative limits” on immigration are required to avoid flooding the labor market.
The report, titled “Immigration in Italy in the 21st Century: Economics, Society and Security,” said that a restrictive immigration policy is also justifiable under the aspect of integration: “excessive ethnic and cultural diversity reduces social cohesion and Italy should avoid repeating the experiences of self-segregation observed in other countries.
9. Imam of Peace tweet vindicating his claim that death for apostasy is being promoted in Australia
2017: Imam Tawhidi says there are Muslim Extremists in Sydney, Lakemba, who are willing to kill to establish Global Sharia.— Imam Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) September 20, 2018
The ABC: Imam Tawhidi is crazy, a charlatan, a “Fake Imam” and imposter, so ignore him!
2018: Extremist Muslims in Lakemba publicly say: Islam or death!!! pic.twitter.com/maCW4FhPsr
10. France: Marine Le Pen furious after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests
Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French far right has been left shocked and furious after a court ordered her to be examined by a psychiatrist to determine if she “is capable of understanding remarks and answering questions.”
Le Pen, who is head of the former National Front party - now National Rally (Rassemblement National) revealed on Twitter her shock and anger at being ordered to undertake a psychiatric assessment.
The unusual summoning is in relation to Le Pen having tweeted out gruesome propaganda images from terror group Isis that showed the bodies of people having been executed by the so-called Islamic State.
In March Le Pen was charged with circulating “violent messages that incite terrorism or pornography or seriously harm human dignity” and that can be viewed by a minor.
And as part of their investigation it appears magistrates in Nanterre near Paris have ordered Le Pen to visit a psychiatrist for an expert assessment.
“I thought I had been through it all: well, no! For denouncing the horrors of Daesh (Isis) by tweets the 'justice system' has referred me for a psychiatric assessment. How far will they go?!” she said on Thursday.