1. Christians, churches warned: “Prime target” for ISIS attack
IS fanatics who claimed responsibility for the Manchester bomb have boasted: “What comes next will be more severe on the worshippers of the cross and their allies.” A Christian charity has revealed that the wording of the threat is similar to one used by IS in a video showing the beheadings of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya in 2015. […]
The charity has told clergy: “It is almost certain that sooner or later a church in the UK will suffer some form of terrorist attack.”
The statement added: “In view of both this and the heightened security warning, we are urging all churches to exercise extra vigilance in the coming days and immediately report anything suspicious to the police.
2. San Diego school being sued for favouring Islam
3. Militants allied with Islamic State execute Filipinos who could not recite Muslim prayers
Extremists allied with Islamic State are believed to have executed Filipinos in a besieged southern city of the Philippines because they could not cite Islamic prayers, as the death toll from six days of fighting rose to 100, with dozens wounded.
The bodies of eight men, most of them shot in the head with their hands tied behind their backs, have been found on the outskirts of Marawi, 830 kilometres south of Manila.
WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO of combat between Muslim supremacists and the Philippine military:
4. Jewish teen claims Muslim classmates threatened to kill him
A Jewish teenager from Britain says he feared for his life at a top Berlin school because of violent bullying by Muslim classmates.
“I was terrified and just went to the ground” when the bullies pulled a fake gun and threatened to kill him, the 14-year-old boy told The Sunday Times of London, which identified him only by his surname, Ferdinand.
“Everyone burst into laughter and called me gay,” Ferdinand — who is the grandson of Holocaust survivors — said of his classmates at the Friedenau Gemeinschaftsschule.
5. Sexual assaults at Schlossgrabenfest in Darmstadt
(From Google translate)
GERMANY. The Darmstadt police have arrested four young men in the night from Friday to Saturday. They had bothered women at the castle moat and touched them immorally.
[…] According to police , the four suspects were "refugees".
6. Swiss canton of Bern refuses to spend $108M to house migrants
In fact, the Swiss sent 3000 migrants back to Italy last year.
7. Majority Think British Jihadi Fighters Should Be Blocked from Re-entering UK
More than half of those surveyed following the Manchester terror attack agree that British citizens who travel to Syria to fight with jihadist groups should not be allowed to return to Britain.
When respondents were asked what should happen to “British citizens who have travelled to fight in Syria, Libya or other warzones and then seek to return to Britain”, 55 per cent agreed they should “be blocked from re-entering Britain”.
Twenty-two per cent thought British foreign fighters should “be allowed to re-enter Britain, but be monitored by the security services and have restrictions placed on their freedom”. Eight per cent thought they should be prosecuted and sent to prison, and only three per cent thought they should be “allowed to enter without any special restrictions” (12 per cent did not know).
8. UK: Man arrested in Old Trafford as witnesses hear "explosions" at police raid
Counter-terror police have made a fresh arrest in connection to the Manchester bombing as officers raid another property in the city. A 25-year-old man was detained on suspicion of terror offences in the Old Trafford area.
Meanwhile, a search is currently being carried out at an address in Moss Side – in the south of Manchester – in connection to Monday night’s devastating attack.
Witnesses reported hearing ‘explosions’ near the property as police conducted their searches.
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10. Britain "Warned in January" by FBI that Manchester Bomber Was Planning Attack
The FBI warned UK security chiefs that Manchester jihadi Salman Abedi was plotting an attack in Britain, an inside source has claimed.
MI5 were warned in January by the U.S. intelligence service that Abedi was part of a North African terror cell planning to strike a political target in Britain according to the source, the Mail on Sunday reports.
A U.S. investigation into the Manchester bomber’s links to terror groups in Libya brought the information to light, and U.S. security services placed Abedi on a watchlist identifying key terror suspects in 2016.
Lastly, as a value added item, the video below is an excerpt from an episode of Season 5 of Homeland which was particularly interesting for modern pop culture. It shows a field analyst for CIA offering strategies for dealing with the Islamic State and whatever comes after it. Well worth the two minutes to watch it.