1. Ten men on trial for historic sex offences
A GANG of ten men accused of operating a ‘cynical and predatory’ child sex ring on a ‘massive’ scale across Oxford are currently on trial, it can be revealed.
The major trial into alleged child sexual exploitation, which began at Oxford Crown Court on October 9, is expected to last until January but for legal reasons can only now be reported.
The men all deny a number of sex offences including conspiracy, rape, supplying drugs and indecent assault on young girls between 1998 and 2005. [...] One alleged victim recounted how she was pushed onto a bed at an address in Cowley and raped by two of the men.
She was beaten with a slab of wood while the men sexually abused her and hurled nail varnish remover in her face the court heard.
The accused men are:
Raheem Ahmed, 40, Haji Khan, 37, Moinul Islam, 41, Kamran Khan, Kameer Iqbal, 38, Khalid Hussain, 37, Saboor Abdul, 37, and three others who are not named.
2. JAILED: Taxi driver found with huge haul of weapons and £1.5m worth of drugs
A taxi driver found with an arsenal of weapons and £1.5m worth of drugs was starting a 20-year 10 month prison sentence today.
Mohammed Asif leapt naked from an upstairs window when police burst into his home in the early hours of May 26, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.
The married 30-year-old landed on a wheelie bin and was quickly detained by officers who ringed the Queens Road, Smethwick property, revealed Mr Nicholas Smith, prosecuting.
Over £60,000 worth of cocaine and heroin was hidden in various places throughout the address along with a large collection of mobile phones, face masks, knives and digital scales.
3. Hook-handed hate preacher Abu Hamza “yearns to return to comforts of British prisons after having enough of tough conditions in US 'Supermax' jails”
Hook-handed hate preacher Abu Hamza has had enough of the US “Supermax” prison where he spends 23 hours a day in his cell and would go back to a British one “in a second”.
The former imam of north London's Finsbury Park mosque has registered an appeal against his incarceration at the high security Colorado prison ADX Florence.
The convicted hate preacher, 59, claims his conditions at the prison are a breach of his human rights under Article 3 of the European Convention, which protects people from 'inhuman and degrading treatment'.
Here is a list of some of the things which he did to merit his condition.
4. Explosion on German Subway, Sunday December 17
Original German source:
Translation excerpt from VTB:
Explosives-alarm on the Veddel! According to first information, Sunday evening, around 5:30, an explosion took place at the subway station. The perpetrator(s) apparently are on the run. Fortunately, no one was wounded, according to the police.
According to the police, a pyrotechnic item exploded in a plastic bag deposited at the train station. The windows of an air trap were damaged, people were not harmed, according to police.
The perpetrator used a stop of the subway. He exited, deposited the bag on the platform, and quickly entered the train again. Shortly thereafter, there was a small detonation.
Witnesses report that after the bang, a lot of screws flew through the air. A policeman replies to this that indeed, screws were found at the scene.
5. RAF Mildenhall: Shots fired in security alert at US Suffolk airbase
A man has been arrested after apparently trying to drive through a checkpoint at a base used by the US Air Force in Suffolk.
Shots were fired by US personnel before the 44-year-old British man was overcome by staff at RAF Mildenhall.
The base was temporarily put into lockdown as Suffolk police responded to reports of what they called a "significant incident".
Police said the incident was being treated as trespass, not terrorism.
Supt Kim Warner, from Suffolk Police, said the man, who suffered cuts and bruises, was arrested after a "short pursuit" and his vehicle was stopped by US security services.
6. Commission: EU Too White, Mass Third World Migration Must Be ‘New Norm’
Brussels has said that Europeans must accept mass migration from the third world as the “new norm”, warning that neither walls nor policies will allow any part of the EU to remain “homogenous and migration-free”.
“It’s time to face the truth. We cannot and will never be able to stop migration,” writes EU Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos, in a piece for POLITICO, published Monday entitled, “Europe’s Migrants Are Here to Stay”.
In it, the Eurocrat wrote “human mobility will increasingly define the 21st century”, and that mass migration is an issue Brussels has committed Europe to “for the long haul”, stating: “Migration is deeply intertwined with our policies on economics, trade, education and employment — to name just a few.”
7. Women’s March organizer accused of covering up sex abuse
Controversial Muslim activist and Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour bullied an underling to cover up sex-abuse allegations in her Brooklyn office, a report said.
Asmi Fathelbab told blog The Daily Caller that a man repeatedly rubbed his crotch on her while she worked for the association under Sarsour in 2009.
But when Fathelbab reported the abuse, Sarsour — a self-proclaimed feminist and co-founder of the Women’s March organization — fat-shamed the woman and threatened to blacklist her from political jobs, the woman told the website.
8. Interview with Hungarian member of the Identitarian movement
9. Muslim breaks the statue of Ain al-Fawara Setif of Algeria
Orthodox Islam has a prohibition on depicting living things in art as idolatry. Images of women perhaps especially.
Italy covered its antique and ancient statues of naked people when Iranian leadership came to visit in 2016.
10. Muslim Women Cause Havoc at Swimming Pool, Threaten Employees
Staff at a swimming pool in Hanover, Germany, have faced threats after telling Muslim women not to wear jeans or street clothes in the pool, dye their hair, or leave large amounts of rubbish in the pool during Friday “women’s days”.
The staff claim to have received threats from the male relatives of the Muslim women according to leaked confidential documents from a city committee meeting. The city spokesman Ulrike Serbent confirmed the women who were causing the problems were Muslims, Die Welt reports.
“We wanted to avoid creating a xenophobic tone,” Serbent said, claiming that was the reason the problems were not publicised.