1. Russia: Seven IS terror suspects caught red-handed in St. Petersburg
2. Muslim Man Who Beheaded Woman At Food Plant Just Received Harsh American Justice
On Sept. 24, 2014, ISIS inspired Islamic convert Alton Nolen entered a food processing plant in Moore, Oklahoma. He took out a butcher knife and beheaded Colleen Hufford and critically stabbed Tracy Johnson. Both were employees at the factory. Nolen, who had been recently suspended from the plant, was a practicing Muslim who was obsessed with gruesome Islamic State beheading videos going viral at the time.
Nolen was shot and apprehended after his rampage.
Nolen was facing either the death penalty or life in prison without parole after a jury trial in Oklahoma.
Friday, the judge handed down his sentence: Death.
3. Unwillingness on migrants unacceptable says EU Premiere Gentiloni
(ANSA) - Brussels, December 15 - The unwillingness of “certain countries” to respect decisions taken by the EU on migrant quotas and relocation is “unacceptable”, Premier Paolo Gentiloni said Friday.
Earlier Gentiloni stressed that rewriting the Dublin Regulation on migrants registering in country of arrival and relocation remain stumbling blocks to an accord at the European Union summit in Brussels.
“The internal dimension, the Dublin rules, internal borders are a stumbling block,” he said. Gentiloni also said “we have not succeeded in overcoming the opposition that persists in the Visegrad countries who refuse the decision to make migrant quotas compulsory”.
The Italian premier said that from yesterday's meeting “it was very clear” that “openings to consider optional the European rules on the relocation of migrants are not shared by the EU”.
The Visegrad Group, also called the Visegrad Four, or V4 is a cultural and political alliance of four Central European states: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
Related: Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, on his way to EU with national referendum on forced migrant relocation.
4. Austria's chancellor-in-waiting Sebastian Kurz rejects EU's mandatory migrant quotas
Austria's incoming right-wing chancellor Sebastian Kurz joined eastern and central European countries on Friday in backing EU President Donald Tusk's rejection of mandatory refugee quotas.
Tusk called the troubled scheme "ineffective" and "highly divisive", in a letter to EU leaders before a summit in Brussels that entered its second day Friday.
Eastern European states like Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, which have refused to take part, agree with Tusk but other including Germany and Greece do not.
“Tusk is right when he says that mandatory migrant quotas in the EU haven't worked,” said Kurz, 31, who is expected to replace centre-left Chancellor Christian Kern next week.
“I will work towards changing this erroneous refugee policy,” Kurz, currently foreign minister, told the Austria Press Agency, calling for a "system change”.
5. AfD member and journalist, Nicolaus Fest, expresses his party's views on President Trump moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
6. Anti-Israel Students Spread Jew Hatred at McMaster University: ‘Hitler Should Have Took You All’
Anti-Israel students at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada have published multiple social media posts praising Adolf Hitler, demonizing Jews, and glorifying terrorist organizations, The Algemeiner has learned.
Dozens of individuals affiliated with the campus group Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) published incendiary comments on Jews and Israel in recent years — among them the “openly anti-Semitic Mac SPHR student” Rawan Qaddoura, Esra Bengizi and Nadera Masad, the anonymous watchdog group Canary Mission charged in a new report.
According to screenshots obtained by Canary Mission, Qaddoura — a political science and economics major who unsuccessfully ran for the SPHR presidency in 2016 — tweeted in September 2012, “I just don’t like jews lol #sorrynotsorry”
On August 2013, she wrote, “@judeZAdude: The whole world is controlled by Zionist Jews and until you understand that, life will never make sense.”
Qaddoura also repeatedly praised Hitler, tweeting in January 2012, “I honestly wish I was born at the time of the second world war just to see the genius, Hitler, at work.”
7. Cologne To Distribute ‘Tolerance’ Wristbands to Combat New Year’s Eve Sex Attacks
The city of Cologne has announced they will be handing out “respect” wristbands to encourage understanding between individuals on New Year’s Eve and prevent the kind of sex attacks that occurred in 2015.
The wristbands are part of a new campaign called “respect” which is sponsored by the city government and controversial Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker. Many have slammed Reker and the campaign on social media likening it to comments she made shortly after the 2015 attacks calling on women to keep men at “arm’s length”, Kronen Zeitung reports.
At a press conference, Reker said that the campaign would focus on telling people not to sexually attack others or shoot fireworks at individuals, buildings or police. The wristbands themselves are meant to inform others to be respectful when approaching the wearer and prevent potential sex attacks.
8. Police hunt after 'gay men punched and told you are not welcome in homophobic attacks' in Walthamstow
Police are hunting a suspect after gay men were punched and told “you are not welcome” in east London.
One of the victims was punched to the ground and left with a black eye after he was attacked in Walthamstow late on evening.
Another victim was grappled with and told “you are not welcome” as he walked along the high street with his husband after a night out.
Police have released two e-fits based on detailed descriptions from both victims and are investigating the possibility that the attacks were carried out by the same man.
9. Viewing terrorist websites isn’t a crime, France’s top constitutional body says
The top French constitutional authority has for the second time this year scrapped proposed legislation to criminalize visiting terrorist websites, ruling in favor of civil liberties over increased security from terrorism.
The bill proposes to sentence anyone who visits jihadist websites “without any legitimate reason” to “two years of imprisonment and a €30,000 fine.”
On Friday, the French Constitutional Council, the highest constitutional authority in France, rejected the proposed legislation, considering it “neither adequate, not proportional.” The bill violates freedom of expression and communication, the council said in a statement.
Pat Condell's video however, is blocked in many European countries, and in the US you have to confirm your consent to view "objectionable material."
However, Mr. Condell has restored the video at Bitchute where it can be seen worldwide. Click here to view the video.
10. Police arrest suspect in connection with Islamic-themed graffiti spree
Police have arrested a 52-year-old Windsor man in connection with a spree of Islamic-themed graffiti that targeted media organizations and bus shelters across the city.
The words "Sharia now" and "Islam executes drug dealers" were scrawled in red paint on a bus shelter and the windows of CBC Windsor Wednesday.
Similar messages were spotted at locations around the city including CTV and the Windsor Star.