1. Saeed Ahmed left his date to burn to death in a burning car, hailed cab to get away
2. Scores of Egyptian army personnel killed or injured in Sinai
Amid the mounting number of death and injury cases, militant clashes between the Egyptian army soldiers and the so-called Takfiri groups continue for the fifth day in the north Sinai Peninsula city of Al-Arish.
According to the army’s official data, some 50 Egyptian military soldiers have been killed and injured over the past few days. The army predicted an increase in the number of victims during the coming period.
The Egyptian army has always been discreet about its losses. Its official statements usually reveal about a small number of the dead soldiers, while in fact, dozens of the army personnel die on a daily basis.
3. Czech President: “Spread of Radical Islam in EU Candidate State Bosnia Funded by Saudi Arabia”
President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman said there is a risk of Saudi Arabia-funded radical Islam spreading to European Union candidate state Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Speaking at a Visegrád Group conference on integrating Baltic nations into the EU, President Zeman said: 'All four presidents have clearly agreed that, in particular, there is a risk of further spreading of radical Islam in Bosnia. I am glad that my colleagues have pointed out that this spread is largely funded by Saudi Arabian sources.'
Hungarian President János Áder, Slovak President Andrej Kiska, and Polish President Andrzej Duda agreed with Zeman that these funds do not serve to enrich Bosnia-Herzegovina or neighbouring countries, but rather to invest in mosques and minarets, which may trigger an outbreak of ‘religious intolerance’.
4. UK: Freshers' fair students bombarded with leaflets promoting Muslim extremists
Student societies across London have distributed posters featuring organisations which have promoted extremist beliefs. [...]
Next month's event will take place at the O2 Arena in London and speakers such as Omar Suleiman, Yasir Qadhi, Yayha Ibrahim, and Abu Eesa Niamutullah are all set to address the audience.
Student Rights has been reviewing the content handed out to students and their research manager is urging universities to do more to protect 'vulnerable' people from 'inappropriate material'.
One of the people due to speak at the event is Mr Suleiman, an Islamic preacher, who previously called homosexuality a 'disease' and a 'repugnant shameless sin'.
Meanwhile, Mr Qadhi said that to 'kill … the homosexual – this is also our religion', and that 'to make fun of Allah and his Messenger, the punishment is death'.
5. Britain facing most “intense: terror threat ever: MI5 boss
The head of MI5 has warned that Britain is facing an unprecedented terror threat, with security services at risk of being overwhelmed by "more terrorist activity coming at us, more quickly".
Andrew Parker said he had never seen counter terrorism operations working at such speeds in his 34 years at the UK intelligence agency.
He added that 20 planned attacks on British soil had been foiled in the past four years, seven of them in the past seven months.
All of them had been masterminded by Islamic extremists, he said.
6. London Police Say Charging Shoplifters, Vandals “Not Practical” as Arrests for “Offensive” Comments Rise 53 Per Cent
London’s Metropolitan Police Force has said it will give up on investigating many instances of “low-level” crime such as shoplifting and vandalism, saying it is “not practical” to fight them in a time of cutbacks.
[...] The move has raised eyebrows among members of the public, considering recent reports that the Met detained 867 out of the 3,395 people known to have been arrested for “offensive” online comments under the Malicious Communications Act in 2016 — an increase of 53 per cent for the force area since 2014.
7. France: ISIS Inmates Plotted Terror Attack Using Smuggled Mobile Phones
Authorities in France’s second largest prison claim to have uncovered a plot by two inmates, who are thought to be Islamic State sympathisers, to plan acts of terror. They were able to communicate with the terror group using smuggled mobile phones.
Charles-Marie M. from Cameroon, 28, and a 22-year-old Frenchman named Maxime O. were scheduled to be released from Fresnes prison in the coming weeks. Investigators say the pair were actively recruiting and plotting an Islamist terror attack with individuals outside the prison to be implemented soon after their release, L’Express reports.
8. Melanie Philips on the "Weird Marriage between the Left, and Islam”:
9. ISIS World Cup 2018 threat
THE Islamic State has released a chilling new propaganda video threatening to attack the 2018 FIFA World cup in Russia.
The terror group published a picture of a gun-carrying ISIS fighter and a bomb along with the official logo for the games and a football stadium.
Tens of thousands of British fans are expected to attend the World Cup in St Petersburg over the month-long games.
(One wonders if European soccer players will take a knee in protest.)
10. Quebec lawmakers pursue “burqa ban” for third time in ten years
The provincial government of Quebec, Canada is due to debate a proposed law which would require people to remove any facial coverings while working in the public sector or dealing with government workers.
"As long as the service is being rendered, the face should be uncovered," Quebec Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée said Monday, as cited by CBC. "This is a bill about le vivre ensemble [living together in harmony], it's a bill about guidelines and clearly establishes neutrality of the state."
Bill 62, which ostensibly covers religious neutrality, could be voted upon as early as Tuesday reports CBC.
Doctors, nurses, teachers, postal workers, bus drivers and a multitude of other public servants would be required to uncover their faces were Bill 62 to pass. Even those receiving their services would be forced to reveal themselves.
In addition to integration concerns, Vallée cited "communication reasons... identification... and security reasons,” adding that, if it passes, the law will be the first of its kind in North America.