1. Former chief rabbi warns of “existential threat” to UK Jews
LONDON (AP) — Britain's former chief rabbi has warned that Jewish people are thinking about leaving the country because of anti-Semitism.
Jonathan Sacks told the BBC on Sunday that for the first time in the 362 years Jews have been in Britain many question whether it is safe to raise children here.
He singled out Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for failing to address anti-Semitic attitudes in the main opposition party, saying Corbyn would pose a danger as prime minister unless he expresses "clear remorse" for past statements.
Sacks said “when people hear the kind of language that has been coming out of Labour, that's been brought to the surface among Jeremy Corbyn's earlier speeches, they cannot but feel an existential threat.”
2. Italy: Danish Tourist Allegedly Raped By Migrant Street Vendor With Three Prior Rape Allegations
A 37-year-old migrant street vendor with a history of sex assault accusations was arrested in the Italian city of Rimini earlier this week after being accused of raping a 26-year-old Danish tourist.
The migrant, who comes originally from Bangladesh, was taken into custody after being accused of raping the Danish woman last Sunday at a seaside resort in the eastern Italian city, Il Messaggero reports.
The rape is not the first time the street vendor, who sells roses, has been accused of violent sexual assault, with investigators saying he has been reported for three other rapes, including one involving a minor.
Late on Sunday night, the Danish woman was said to have been with her boyfriend and had gone off on her own after getting in some sort of dispute with him. At around 5:30 a.m. she was approached by the Bangladeshi who investigators say paid the woman several sexual compliments before attacking her.
3. Australia: Pedestrian run over in 200-person Melbourne brawl
Australian police are hunting for the driver of a car that drove through a crowd during a brawl in Melbourne on Sunday.
Police say the fight broke out inside a live music venue in Collingwood, primarily between Pacific Islanders and African-Australians, then spilled out onto the street.
ABC News reporter Yvette Gray says neighbours saw "dozens of young people fighting each other and jumping on cars".
Then a car driven at high speed smashed into a pedestrian, leaving behind a trail of carnage. Witnesses described seeing blood and debris scattered along the street.
"He was going at a blistering pace and he was f**king aiming for people straight at them," a neighbour told the Herald Sun.
200 African Australians brawl in Australia
4. Germany: Chemnitz protesters display portraits of “migrant” attack victims
Protest marches continue into September 2 2018
5. 1 dead, 15 wounded in 2nd bombing to hit Philippine town
MANILA, Philippines — Suspected Muslim militants on Sunday detonated a second bomb in less than a week in a southern Philippine town, killing at least one and wounding 15, a military official said.
The homemade bomb went off late Sunday near an internet cafe in Isulan town in Sultan Kudarat province, said regional military commander Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana. Troops put the town in a security lockdown shortly after the attack.
“We’ve temporarily placed Isulan on a lockdown. We wouldn’t want the suspect to go out. We believe that the suspect is still inside,” Sobejana told reporters.
Three of the wounded were taken to a hospital in serious condition, Sobejana said.
A bomb concealed in a bag went off near a night market in Isulan on Wednesday, leaving three people dead and 35 wounded.
6. Reporters and leftists get a much needed reality check in Chemnitz by the "Nazis"
7. Dangerous consequences after US cuts funding for Palestinian refugees
Some countries, including Germany and Jordan, are warning of dangerous consequences after the US cut all funding, which amounts to $300m, to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees.
UNRWA provides healthcare, education and food to millions of people. Israel has backed the decision, which the Palestinians say is an attack on their people.
Germany has warned of an “uncontrollable chain reaction” if UNRWA were forced to shut down. Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports from the Occupied West Bank.
8. Campus discourages Sept. 11 memorial citing “bias” against Muslims
Administrators at Ripon College in Wisconsin have ruled that a Sept. 11 memorial cannot take place on campus because it may offend Muslim students.
The private school cited bias reports that were filed during last year’s Sept. 11 memorial project, a project that was a part of Young America's Foundation’s iconic patriotism initiative which takes place across the country on campuses every year.
The school's Bias Protocol Board said the project creates an “environment” where “students from a Muslim background would feel singled out and/or harassed.” As a result, Ripon students will not be allowed to hang flyers as part of their vigil to remember the victims of Sept. 11.
According to YAF, administrators claimed that one of their objections is “because radical Islamist terrorism ‘represents a small percentage of the terrorist attacks that happened to this country, and they don’t represent the full gamut, and they show a very small picture of a specific religion or nationality instead of the larger viewpoint.’”
9. Number of non-German murder suspects rises: report
The number of closed murder cases involving a “non-German” suspect rose by 33 percent in 2017, according to authorities. Riots in Chemnitz have fueled a debate about the link between foreign nationals and murder.
Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has recorded an increase of closed murder cases in 2017 involving at least one “non-German” suspect, reported Welt Am Sonntag on Sunday.
The number rose to 83 last year, up from 62 the year before, marking a 33 percent increase. In total, 731 people died as a result of murder or manslaughter in 2017.
The figures solely comprise closed cases. The BKA's 2017 report did not specify nationality or whether a suspect was an EU citizen.
10. Far-right poised for big wins in Sweden election
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - The anti-immigration far-right is expected to soar in Sweden's September 9 general election, capitalising on voter discontent as Swedes punish traditional parties over immigration, integration and health care.
Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's Social Democrats, who have dominated Swedish politics since the 1930s, will remain the biggest party in the country but likely with a record low score, polls suggest.
The far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) are heading to make the most gains and come in a close second, followed by the conservative Moderates.
A Skop institute poll published on Sunday, a week before the election, credited the Social Democrats with 23.8 percent of support, compared with 31 percent in the 2014 election; SD with 20 percent, up from 13 percent in 2014; and the Moderates with 17 percent, down from 23 percent.