1. Teenager, 18, is charged with 10 terror offences after he was arrested on a north London street
An 18-year-old man has been charged with 10 terror offences after he was arrested on a north London street.
Sudesh Mamoor Faraz Amman, from Harrow, was arrested by officers, who were assisted by armed police, in the early hours of this morning.
The teenager was detained under the Terrorism Act and taken into custody at a south London police station.
2. VIDEO: German priest puts on hijab during sermon
German news reports the strong reactions from politicians and church officials after a priest donned a hijab during his sermon to “set an example against discrimination against women in hijab.”
3. OTTAWA: Police investigate beating, sex assault of woman in downtown religious building
Ottawa police are investigating after a woman was found severely beaten inside a downtown religious building Thursday afternoon.
The woman was found bloodied, beaten unconscious and half-naked inside the office at the Christian Science Reading Room at 141C Laurier Ave. West, near Elgin Street. Police believe she had also been sexually assaulted. She was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and remained there Thursday night, clinging to life.
According to its website, the reading room, which is part of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, “provides a public space for exploring practical Christian healing in a comfortable and healing environment.” The actual church is located on Metcalfe Street.
Ottawa Sun has a similar report: Sex assault detectives investigating, woman clinging to life after she was found in religious building
UPDATE: Librarian dies after violent beating, sexual assault in downtown religious building
4. Four military college students accused of desecrating Qur'an with bacon and bodily fluids
Three officer cadets will be kicked out of the Canadian Forces after they were involved in the desecration of a Qur’an with bacon and bodily fluids.
The incident with the Islamic holy book, which took place off-campus on March 31 during the Easter long weekend, involved four cadets from the Royal Military College in Saint-Jean, Que.
Other officer cadets reported it to Royal Military College Saint-Jean authorities on April 10 and an investigation was initiated the same day, the Canadian Forces said in a statement Friday. A video recording was made of the desecration of the Qu’ran, but it no longer exists, the Forces said.
“Such misconduct goes against our core beliefs and is not tolerated, especially at RMC Saint-Jean, where future leaders of the Canadian Armed Forces are trained and educated,” the statement said.
5. “Desirable, Reasonable”: Le Pen Supports Italian Populist Govt Plan to Deport 500,000 Illegals
French populist leader Marine Le Pen has given her support to the new populist anti-establishment Italian government’s plan to deport up to 500,000 illegal migrants calling the plan “reasonable”.
The former presidential candidate, who came second to President Emmanuel Macron last year, argued for the new mass deportation policy in a press conference at the French national assembly this week, Le Figaro reports.
“It is desirable, the whole thing is that they do not expel them to France. In any case, as long as France does not receive the 500,000 in question I think it’s reasonable,' Ms. Le Pen said.”
6. Soros-funded “Human Rights” NGO Lobbies Merkel to Punish Patriotic Hungary
Human Rights Watch, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) bankrolled by billionaire open borders campaigner George Soros, is lobbying Germany’s Angela Merkel to crack down on the Hungarian government.
Soros’s flagship Open Society Foundations network recently announced it would be leaving Budapest, where the financier spent his youth, for Angela Merkel’s Berlin, following the crushing, super-majority landslide won by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party in the recent national elections.
Now Human Rights Watch, which reported a massive $100 million donation from Soros via Open Society Foundations in 2010, is lobbying Angela Merkel’s party to expel Fidesz from the European People’s Party, the quasi-conservative political group it sits with in the European Parliament.
7. Scottish Government Greenlights Plan to Let Asylum Seekers, Refugees Vote
The Scottish government has confirmed that asylum seekers and refugees will be handed the vote under plans to expand the franchise.
Parliamentary business minister Joe Fitzpatrick told MSPs on Wednesday: “it is right that people who make their lives here and contribute to society should have the right to vote, wherever they are from,” stating the government’s position on a consultation to expand the vote which was launched in December.
Scotland has already made use of powers devolved in 2016 which allow politicians to make big changes to the country’s electorate, with its parliament voting unanimously to lower the age of franchise to 16 in the same year.
8. Swedish girls fearing forced marriage told to hide spoon in underwear
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Swedish city is advising girls who fear being taken abroad for forced marriage or female genital mutilation (FGM) to tuck a spoon in their underwear before going through airport security.
Airport staff in Gothenburg have been told how to respond in such circumstances, said Katarina Idegard, who is in charge of tackling honor-based violence in Sweden’s second biggest city.
“The spoon will trigger metal detectors when you go through security checks,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “You will be taken aside and you can then talk to staff in private.”
“It is a last chance to sound the alarm,” Idegard added.
9. Winnipeg: Three-year-old girl's sundress deemed inappropriate for preschool
A three-year-old girl won’t be allowed to wear a sundress she loves to preschool anymore after staff deemed the straps on the outfit inappropriate, a Winnipeg family says.
Sadie Stonehouse said the preschool has put her in the uncomfortable position of having to explain to her daughter, Lola, why the sundress isn’t allowed – a conversation she fears will make her three-year-old question her body.
“She's not going to understand,” Stonehouse said. [...]
When Lola’s daycare provider picked her up from preschool, her parents say staff had a message for them: the dress was “inappropriate for school” due to the thickness of the straps, and that next time she’d have to wear a shirt underneath.
Lola’s father, Jamie Stonehouse, said the suggestion doesn’t make sense.
10. Former Libyan rebel stabbed multiple times in downtown Ottawa
A 28-year-old man was taken to hospital in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times in the chest early Wednesday morning.
The altercation happened outside the front door of the Embassy Hotel & Suites at 25 Cartier St., near City Hall in downtown Ottawa, at about 1:20 a.m.
When paramedics arrived they found a man in critical condition with multiple stab wounds. He was treated on scene before being transported to The Ottawa Hospital's Civic campus trauma unit. [...]
The Canadian Libyan Council told CBC News that it's hearing both the suspect and the victim are former Libyan rebels.
They said dozens of rebels came to Canada for medical treatment after Muammar Gaddafi's regime fell in 2012, with many living in Toronto but some coming to Ottawa in recent weeks to be closer to the embassy.
The Canadian Embassy in Libya suspended operations on Tuesday as the heaviest fighting since the revolution breaks out.
Ottawa Sun: Amputee in custody after bloody downtown Ottawa stabbing
A 28-year-old Libyan amputee stabbed outside a downtown Ottawa hotel early Wednesday was in Canada receiving medical treatment.
A 21-year-old man who was arrested in the stabbing is also a Libyan amputee, who knows the victim.
Both men, who have lost their legs, were receiving prosthetics treatment in Toronto and had been in the country for several months, according to the Canadian Libyan Council.
Ottawa Citizen: Amputee victim shared religious dinner with accused 10 days before stabbing
[...] El Bishty said he and other Libyans had shared iftar, the evening breaking of fast for Ramadan, with both men about 10 days earlier.
“They used to be friends,” the doctor said, though he didn’t know if the two knew each other in Libya. “We brought them the food, the dinner, to them in the hotel.
“I met them many times, they were OK.”
El Bishty said neither man indicated at the dinner that anything was wrong, but he suggested psychological stress and the increasing turmoil in Libya could be a cause for the tension.