1. Noted psychiatrist, politician and journalist discusses the murder and dismemberment of an Italian girl by Nigerian crime gang
2. Video from Iran hijab protest
Iranian regime security ordered Maryam Shariatmadari to get down. She did not, so they push her down and tell those gathered to leave.
3. Police Bust “Voodoo” Migrant Sex Slave Ring Which Forced Women “To Eat Raw Chicken Hearts”
Police in Britain and Spain have made 12 arrests in an intercontinental prostitution ring where a criminal gang allegedly used “voodoo rituals” to force African women and girls into sex work.
Investigators believe the gang used voodoo rituals against women and girls to coerce them into sex slavery and to “break their will”, the Mirror reports.
As part of the rituals, the women were forced to eat raw chicken hearts and some had their fingernails and pubic hair pulled out, detectives said.
Police say the women were captured in impoverished parts of Nigeria and the voodoo rituals were used to control them, the women fearing that if they did not comply they or their families would be killed.
Several videos have been posted to The Rebel with interviews with a noted Italian Psychiatrist and reporter who exposed the activities of some of these gangs within Italy.
4. Massive Explosion, Fire Rocks Leicester City Centre — Police Declare “Major Incident”
A major explosion followed by a huge fire has rocked Leicester City Center in the East Midlands, England.
From the Leicester Mercury:
“A massive explosion has ripped through a shop in Hinckley Road, Leicester, causing a massive fire.”
Emergency crews rushed to the scene after the blast, which happened at about 7pm.
Leicestershire Police issued the following statement: “There has been a major incident on Hinckley Road, Leicester. All emergency services are currently dealing with this. Carlisle Street and part of Hinckley Road have been closed. Please avoid the area”
5.Two attacks thwarted & three mosques closed in terrorism crackdown – French interior minister
The French interior minister has revealed that authorities have thwarted two planned terrorist attacks since the start of the year. Several mosques have been also shut down over preaching radical ideas, according to the official.
The foiled assaults were aimed at the military and sports facilities, Gerard Collomb said in an interview with Europe 1 radio on Sunday.
The suspect plotting to attack sports facilities was a convert who wanted to make his way to Syria, Le Parisien and AFP reported citing inside sources. In the second case, the 33-year-old suspect from Nimes was planning to attack soldiers taking part in Operation Sentinelle, a military operation launched in January 2015 to guard sensitive targets from terrorist attacks. According to the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI), the man pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in a video, while explosive materials were also found in his home.
6. AfD give a speech in the German legislature that causes Chancellor Angela Merkel to run out
7. Iraqi court sentences 15 Turkish women to death for belonging to ISIS
A court in Iraq has sentenced 15 Turkish women to death for being members of ISIS.
Another Turkish woman accused of joining the jihadist group was given a life sentence, a judicial official said, adding that they had all acknowledged the charges against them.
Four of the women - all of whom were dressed in black - were accompanied by young children, he said.
Aged between 20 and 50, the women said they had entered Iraq illegally to join their husbands who were heading to fight for the self-proclaimed caliphate straddling vast areas of Iraq and Syria, the official added.
8. Rotherham abuse inquiry “needs 100 more officers”
The UK’s biggest investigation into child sexual exploitation needs 100 more officers to tackle the unprecedented scale of abuse in Rotherham, the head of the operation has told the Guardian.
The National Crime Agency (NCA), which is investigating past grooming offences in the town, has identified more than 1,500 potential victims and 110 suspects, and officers expect those figures to rise.
Paul Williamson, the senior investigating officer on Operation Stovewood, said his team of officers had been able to contact only 17% of the 1,510 possible victims due to a shortage of specially trained detectives.
“It’s a really specialist area, engaging and interviewing vulnerable victims,” he said. “A lot of our victims were children when they were abused but they’re now adults and have associated problems as a result of that abuse, including suicidal tendencies, mental health issues, drug and alcohol addiction.”
9. PMO disputes that Trudeau and Atwal were friends
SURREY, B.C. -- A man convicted of attempted murder who was invited to a dinner reception with Justin Trudeau in India says he has a friendly relationship with the prime minister, and stayed away to save him from further embarrassment.
But the Prime Minister's Office says there is no merit to the assertions by Jaspal Atwal, who was convicted of attempted murder in the 1980s, especially the claim that he and Trudeau were friends.
The dispute emerges after Atwal was interviewed by the The Canadian Press at his home in Surrey, B.C., following Trudeau's, at times, turbulent trip to India, which ended with his return to Ottawa on Sunday. [...]
Atwal said he has known Trudeau for years. During one of Trudeau's visits to B.C. in 2008 or 2009, he said the pair sat together in Atwal's Hummer and chatted.
“We know each other. He knows my name, he'll come and say, ‘Hey Jas, how you doing?' We have a good relationship I never see any problem," he said in the interview on Saturday. "But now he says, 'Oh Jaspal's not supposed to be here, this and that.' It surprised me.”
10. India, Pakistan Exchange Artillery Fire
India and Pakistan have traded artillery fire in the disputed Kashmir region forcing hundreds of people to flee, police in Indian Kashmir said, raising fresh doubts about a 15-year-old ceasefire between the nuclear-armed rivals in the area.
It was not clear what triggered the latest fighting on Saturday in the Uri sector on the Line of Control (LoC) that divides the mostly Muslim Himalayan region.
But tension has been running high since an attack on an Indian army camp in Kashmir this month in which six soldiers were killed.
India blamed Pakistan for the attack and said it would make its rival pay for the “misadventure,” according to Reuters.
Police superintendent Imtiaz Hussain said artillery shells fired by the Pakistan army fell in the Uri area and hundreds of villagers had fled from their homes.