1. 500 Hindus forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan
2. Police in German City Declare Centre “Dangerous Area”, Start Random Stop and Search Programme
Police have declared Flensburg city centre as “dangerous” and have introduced new control checks only weeks after Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted the existence of no-go zones in Germany.
The police introduced the new measures in order to combat the rising tide of young gang violence that has been a major problem in the centre of Flensburg since the start of the year, German broadcaster NDR reports.
The new programme will allow police officers to question anyone within the area, force them to provide identification, and allow them to search backpacks and other belongings without a warrant. The measures are only designed to last for the next four weeks, but can be extended if needed.
One of the main reasons for the timing of the programme is an upcoming fair set to take place this weekend. Police say they are focused on preventing violence and other crime ahead of the event.
3. 41 Swedish Citizen Islamic State Fighters Arrested in Syria
Kurdish forces have arrested 41 Swedish citizens in Syria who left Sweden to fight for the Islamic State with five being described as high-level members of the terror organisation.
Kurdish authorities fighting in Northern Syria revealed that they had captured Swedish citizens or permanent residents, telling Swedish media over the weekend: “Five of them have had key positions within IS. One of them has been responsible for propaganda,” Expressen reports.
“We treat well those who we capture, even though they are terrorists who have murdered innocent people,” the Kurdish source told the newspaper.
One of the most famous Swedish Islamic radicals to travel to Syria was former Islamophobia expert Michael Skråmos. A convert to Islam, Skråmos had participated in propaganda for the Islamic State and called on fellow jihadists to carry out attacks in Sweden. His last known location was the former Islamic State capital of Raqqa.
4. Vatican on High Security Alert, Rome Is Targeted by “Jihadist Propaganda”
Vatican security is on high alert as large crowds arrive for Holy Week and Easter, with Italy’s security chief confirming the existence of “looming threats” that warrant extra caution.
Franco Gabrielli, the head of Italian police, assured Pope Francis on Monday that the men and women of the police force “will continue to guarantee the security of this holy see and of your person, and of this great and extraordinary city of Rome, the seat of Christianity, which is targeted by terrorist and jihadist propaganda as a symbol to strike.”
There is nothing to convince us that “the threat has passed,” Gabrielli told the pope. Rather, “the threat is looming, but the men and women of the police will form a bulwark against all the evil that surrounds us,” he said.
Yet, Vatican City is surrounded by a fortress which, over the years, has protected popes from their enemies.
5. Woman who crashed car into Broward Sheriff's office frequented radical Pompano mosque
From committed Christian to fervent Muslim to apparent suicide bomber.
What would cause 34-year-old mother Lasandra Johnson to attempt to turn her red Toyota Camry into a car bomb targeting local law enforcement? She had been in trouble with the law before. Was this a way to get back at authority? Or was it related to her newfound association with a radical mosque? Given the Islamic Center of South Florida’s ties to extremism, the latter is a very likely scenario.
Shortly before 11:30 am, on Monday, March 21st, Lasandra Lavette Johnson drove a red Toyota Camry loaded with accelerants and a full tank of gas into the Pembroke Pines, Florida district substation of the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO).
Following impact, a fire erupted from the car. According to a worker on the scene, Johnson was “engulfed in flames.” Johnson was hospitalized with burn wounds and later charged with “arson and burglary.” News reports about the attack did not mention the fact that Johnson was a devout Muslim, thus omitting a potentially crucial aspect of the story.
Related: Rebel’s John Cardillo was asking these questions from the beginning.
6. Terrorist Network Dismantled; New York-Based Group Planned to Send Members to Syria
They were roommates who lived seemingly ordinary lives. One chopped vegetables at a Brooklyn gyro shop; another worked at a shopping mall kiosk. Like many young people, they spent considerable time online.
But Abdurasul Juraboev and Akhror Saidakhmetov came to the attention of the FBI when Juraboev posted an ominous message on a terrorist-affiliated website: He was willing to engage in an act of martyrdom on U.S. soil by killing then-President Barack Obama to “strike fear in the hearts of infidels.”
The investigation subsequently revealed that Juraboev and Saidakhmetov, a co-conspirator, planned to travel to Turkey and then Syria to wage violent jihad on behalf of ISIS. And that Saidakhmetov had also posted messages on the Internet supporting ISIS.
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10. UK schools on LOCKDOWN: Warning “children will be hit with car”
SCHOOLS across the UK have been put on lockdown amid a major threat on children's lives. Police have confirmed “malicious communications” had been sent to schools across the country from Durham to Devon.
At least 12 schools in Devon and Cornwall are said to be affected, and schools in Durham have also received the alert.
A police source told The Plymouth Herald: “Police in Plymouth believe a number of schools in the city and beyond have received a threatening email which suggests children will come to harm when they leave the premises.” [...]
A parent has said a caretaker from Marlborough primary school in Plymouth came out to tell parents that there was a terrorist threat and that a call had been made to say if the children were released they would be “hit with a car”.
Related: Group of children hit by car in Scotland on March 24:
There is now speculation that a man was the target of that attack and the children are accidental, but the driver has not been caught.