1. Man's fourth wife sets third wife ablaze, arrested
BHOPAL: For refusing to divorce her husband, a woman in Nishatpura was set ablaze by the fourth wife of her spouse. The accused wanted the victim to divorce her husband so that she could live with him.
Nishatpura police have registered a case under sections of attempt to murder. Police have identified the accused as Ayesha and her mother Wasima, while the victim has been identified as Shabnam.
Police said that Shabnam and Ayesha are the third and fourth wives respectively of Saleem, a security guard in a housing society.
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4. French town's decision to ban pork-free school meals branded “anti-Muslim”
A French far right mayor's decision to scrap substitute meals for students who do not eat pork has been branded “anti-Muslim”.
Julien Sanchez, the Front National mayor of Beaucaire, ditched his predecessor’s scheme on the first day of the new school term.
The move means around 150 mainly Muslim pupils have lost their “substitution meals”. [...]
Mr Sanchez insisted the introduction of pork-free meals was “anti-Republican” and a “provocation” because it introduced “religion into school”.
“We are not a four-star restaurant,” he added on Twitter.
5. Four cases of latent TB identified at Fort McMurray daycare
Four cases of latent tuberculosis (TB) infection have been found in individuals who were exposed to the virus at a Fort McMurray daycare, after the province learned of a potential outbreak late last year.
Alberta Health Services said Monday the four individuals are not a risk to the public. The individuals were found with inactive TB in germs in their lungs, do not have symptoms and are not contagious.
So far, no secondary cases of TB have been identified.
However, AHS is expanding screening for pulmonary TB as a precaution. Testing has been expanded to include 45 children aged five and older, as well as 10 daycare staff.
6. Quebec opposition parties against marking mosque shooting with day against Islamophobia
Nearly a year after six Muslim men were gunned down in a Quebec City mosque, political leaders are still struggling to reach agreement on how to commemorate the attack.
Both the Parti Québécois and Coalition Avenir Québec, the province's two main opposition parties, have come out against a proposal made last week by the National Council of Canadian Muslims, taking issue with the idea that the day should be devoted to action against Islamophobia.
CAQ spokesperson Samuel Poulin said that, instead, the anniversary should be “dedicated to commemorating the memory of the victims of this terrible tragedy.”
“It is the intolerable act of one person and not that of an entire society. Quebecers are open and welcoming, they are not Islamophobic,” he said in a statement.
The PQ contends the term Islamophobia is too controversial, and points out there is already an international day for the elimination of racial discrimination.
7. Greece limits sharia law after European Court challenge
Lawmakers in Greece voted Tuesday to limit the powers of Islamic courts operating in a border region that is home to a 100,000-strong Muslim minority, scrapping procedures dating back more than 90 years.
The proposed law passed easily, with backing from parliament's largest political parties. It eliminates rules that referred many civil cases involving members of the Muslim community to Sharia law courts. Greek courts now will have priority in all cases. [...]
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a statement that the new law respects the “special characteristics” of Greece's Muslim minority, while redressing past injustices against community members “who were excluded from the legal guarantees and freedoms that all Greek citizens must enjoy.”
Greek governments in the past have been reluctant to amend minority rights, as many disputes between Greece and Turkey remain unresolved.
8. Italian Archbishop: Uncontrolled Immigration Will “Crush” European Society
Immigration must be “rational,” says the fiery Italian archbishop Luigi Negri, because uncontrolled immigration leads to the “crushing and extermination of our society.”
“You can’t just open the doors, as if it were a party” Negri states in an interview with Italian media Tuesday. It is essential to “highlight the economic, human and cultural costs of immigration,” since failing to do so means caving into “ideology.”
“I am a Catholic and therefore I believe in welcoming diversity,” said Negri, the recently retired archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio and a close friend of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, “but this cannot be unmeasured because otherwise it leads to a crushing and extermination of our society.”
9. Protests as Spain holds refugees in Malaga prison
Spain has seen a massive amount of migrants border-crashing in the past few days, especially in the area of Melilla.
10. Iran: Khamenei warns of “retaliation” against the US over role in recent protests
From Youtube page:
“Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned the United States that there would be ‘some sort of retaliation’ on behalf of Iran over the alleged US role in a recent spate of nationwide protests, speaking in Tehran on Tuesday.