1. Germany: Knife attack near Dusseldorf
A MAN has been stabbed to death in a shop in Elberfeld, near Dusseldorf, according to reports, after a knife attack in Finland.
At least one other person is believed to have been hurt.
The incident has taken place on Kipdorf in Wuppertal-Elberfeld, in the city in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Special forces have been deployed and police have descended on the scene, forming a ring of steel around the area.
A special forces commander said systematic searches were taking place in neighbouring buildings.
Local media have reported the killer - or killers - have not yet been caught.
The dead man is believed to be 31-years-old and the other injured person, 25. […] Police are yet to confirm whether or not there is a terror motive.
A police spokesman told AFP: "I can confirm that this is a crime.
‘A male has lost his life and another male has been hospitalised.’
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5. Ontario: Burlington church vandalized with "ISIS" graffiti after suspicious fire
“The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate a suspicious fire at a church in North Burlington.
Firefighters were called to Trinity Baptist Church on Appleby Line, north of the 407, just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Pictures posted online show that the church was also vandalized. Graffiti spray painted on the side of the 126 year old building spelled out ‘ISIS’ and ‘ISIS will remai[n]’.”
6. Mosque leaders arrested for involvement in Kabul bombings
At least two people were arrested for being involved in magnetic bombings in Kabul city amid a steep rise in such bombings in the city.
The officials in the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ministry of interior said the two men were arrested earlier this week.
The officials further added that the two men were serving in a mosque as prayer leaders and were in the meantime involved in magnetic bombings.
According to the CID officials, the two men had recently planted a magnetic bomb in a residential house in the vicinity of the 10th police district of the city.
The suspects were arrested after the police forces were informed regarding the threats being issued to the residents of the house and the magnetic bomb was planted in their garage, the officials said.
7. Relative "used scissors to stab victim's neck" in suspected honour killing in Sweden
A man in central Sweden has been accused of murder after a younger family member was stabbed to death in a suspected honour-related killing.
The incident happened in May 2017 at the Stensjön lake in Grycksbo, near Falun.
According to the indictment, which The Local has seen, the victim was "killed by cutting or stabbing with scissors in his neck" and "died from bleeding as a result of the vascular injuries to his throat".
The prosecutor argues that the attack was carried out with intent, and the victim's wife said it was the result of a family conflict.
She claims the suspect took offence to her and the victim's daughters shaking hands with boys, damaging the family's honour in his eyes, and the older relative then asked the father to kill them.”
8. A major fire at Barcelona Airport
According to local media, the fire was extinguished an hour later in an industrial area known as Zona Franca.
Three fire engines and a helicopter were at the scene.
The cause of the blaze remains unclear and it is not known if there were any casualties.
An airport source told The Sun Online, flights have been affected by the incident.
Barcelona airport shut down one out of its three runways as a result causing delays for passengers.
In a tweet, Spanish airport controllers said: ‘In Barcelona we operate single track 25L because of fire in the vicinity affecting the approach to runway 25R. #SafetyFirst #Delays.’”
Also a house full of butane gas cylinders exploded near Barcelona yesterday as well.
9. Barcelona attack prime suspect Moussa Oukabir shot dead
BARCELONA attack suspect Moussa Oukabir was one of the jihadi cell shot dead by police in Cambrils, police have revealed.
Five men were shot dead in the coastal town of Cambrils eight hours after 13 people were killed on Las Ramblas, Barcelona.
The twin attacks in the Catalan capital were a reaction to air strikes in Syria, ISIS claimed, despite Spaniards refusing to take part in air bombing campaigns in 2015.
Police had earlier said they were searching for Oukabir and three other men.
10. Germany: Journalist Sentenced to Jail for Publishing Historic Photo
GERMANY – A district court in Munich earlier today sentenced German journalist Michael Stürzenberger to six months in jail and an additional 100 hours of charitable work for publishing this photo in his Facebook timeline.
It shows Adolf Hitler and Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, shaking hands in 1941 in Berlin.
Along with the photo, he had written a review of an article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, ‘Hakenkreuz und Halbmond’ (“Swastika and Crescent Moon”) about the National Socialists’ admiration for Islam, and mentioned his own review of that Süddeutsche article in PI-News.
For this post, in particular the photo, the court found Stürzenberger guilty of “disseminating propaganda of anti-constitutional organizations”.
Prosecution had accused Stürzenberger of “inciting hatred towards Islam” and “denigrating Islam” by publishing the photo.
A superficial onlooker, prosecution argued, could not know that this black and white photo in Stürzenberger’s timeline was a historical document.”