1. Woman hurts 2 in south France with box cutter, is detained
PARIS (AP) — A woman crying “Allahu akbar” — “God is great” in Arabic — injured two people with a box cutter Sunday at a supermarket in southern France before she was detained.
A customer in the store in the maritime town of La Seyne-sur-Mer was injured in the chest and hospitalized. A woman working the cash register was hurt less seriously, French radio station Europe 1 quoted the prosecutor in nearby Toulon as saying.
Prosecutor Bernard Marchal said the suspect may have mental health problems. She has not been identified. Police were searching her home.
2. Christianity crackdown: Priest STABBED in Bethlehem as religion SHRINKS in conflict
A PRIEST in Bethlehem has been stabbed while protecting his congregation from thugs in the latest example of Christianity in Palestine coming under threat.
Father Fadi Shalufa was knifed as he tried to stop a group of men abusing Christians making a holy visit to the birthplace of Jesus, the Basilica of the Nativity,
Father Shalufa runs the adjacent Catholic Chapel of the Milk Grotto and was hurt after interfering in a commotion on June 1.
In a bid to protect worshippers from a violent crowd, the priest guided the believers to safety in his grotto before closing the gate on the group of men.
One of the men then reached through the metal bars of the gate and struck Father Shalufa with a blunt object, leaving stab wounds.
3. Brave Iranian Lady Takes Off Her Hijab & Protests Against Compulsory Dress Code For Women
4. Jordan Peterson threatens to sue prof who called him “white nationalist,” “incel”
University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson is threatening a lawsuit against a professor from Bloomsburg University, accusing her of making defamatory statements about him.
According to The Daily Caller, Professor Wendy Lynne Lee called Peterson an “incel misogynist” (“incel” = “involuntary celibate”) and a “committed white nationalist” on Twitter.
After DC education reporter Rob Shimshock contacted Lee about her tweet, she promptly deleted it. However, Shimshock managed to get a screencap of it:
5. Israel foils Hamas plot to bomb Jerusalem, Tel Aviv
The Shin Bet, IDF and Israel Police recently exposed a Hamas terror cell operating in the Nablus area which was planning to carry out attacks in the center of Israel’s main cities, including in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
During the investigation that has taken place in recent months, security forces found explosive devices, one of which was considered to be of a significantly high quality, weighing 10kg and which could be detonated remotely.
6. 90-year-old German woman sexually assaulted by asylum seeker in her bed
A 21-year-old Gambian asylum seeker has been arrested on suspicion of robbing and sexually assaulting an elderly German woman, website Presseportal reports.
The asylum seeker is accused of having entered the room of a 90-year-old woman on the morning of the 26th of May 2018 in a nursing home in Wendlingen. There he is said to have sexually assaulted the sleeping elderly woman.
When she woke up and fended off the man, he tried to pull the wedding ring from her finger. When this failed, he let go of her and took a flat screen TV.
7. UK Vets Demand Halal Meat Exports Be Banned as Saudi Arabia Trade Surges
British vets are demanding the production of non-stunned slaughter meat be properly recorded, as well as calling for the amount produced in the UK to be cut as exports of the Sharia-compliant meat to Saudi Arabia have increased.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) highlighted statistics from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) showing 22 percent of sheep and goats are not stunned before slaughter in the UK – as halal and kosher requires – an increase from 15 percent in 2013.
However, religious groups in the UK do not consume all of the halal meat produced here, with the rest being sold to other groups. There is also no reliable data on how much is exported – despite it being considered cruel and inhumane by many animal rights groups including the BVA and RSPCA.
8. Quran Found in Vehicle Purposely Rammed into French Police
Police in Paris discovered a Quran along with texts in Arabic in a car which was used to ram a police vehicle twice before the suspects fled on foot.
The attacks on the Paris police van occurred on Wednesday at around midnight on the Avenue de la Porte d’Aubervilliers in the northern part of the city bordering the 18th and 19th arrondissements, BFMTV reports.
Initially, the men in the car were asked to slow down as they were speeding. Following the warning, the car rammed the police van and sped away with the police in pursuit. When the vehicle was stopped by traffic, the driver attempted to ram the police van a second time and then the four occupants got out and ran, abandoning the car.
9. As outrage grows over children, White House defends immigration policy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages.
Democrats blasted such treatment as “barbaric,” while a few of President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans also voiced concern as the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives moved toward voting later this week on two pieces of immigration-related legislation.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, a Trump appointee, told reporters at a White House briefing that the administration was only strictly enforcing the law.
“This administration did not create a policy of separating families ... What has changed is that we no longer exempt entire classes of people who break the law,” she said.
10. Police suspect fire at mosque in Edson, Alberta was deliberately set
EDSON, Alta. - RCMP in Alberta say they're investigating an arson at a mosque in a community west of Edmonton.
Police say damage to the Edson Mosque on Saturday night was minor and that no one was injured.
But Toufik Baterdouk, vice-president of Islamic Society of Edson and Masjid, says the case is disturbing because several members of the mosque had just finished prayers and were still in the parking lot when the flames broke out.