1. Danish imam charged over call to kill Jews
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Danish prosecutors on Tuesday charged an imam with calling for the killing of Jews in the first case of its kind in the Nordic nation and which sparked political outrage.
Imam Mundhir Abdallah, who preaches in the Copenhagen neighbourhood of Norrebro at the Masjid Al-Faruq mosque, which media have linked to radical Islam, is accused of citing a hadith or koranic narrative calling for Muslims to rise up against Jews.
"Judgement Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them," Abdallah said in a Facebook and YouTube video post in March.
"These are serious statements and I think it's right for the court to now have an opportunity to assess the case," public prosecutor Eva Ronne said in a statement.
This is the first time the prosecution has raised such charges under a criminal code introduced January 1 2017 on religious preaching.
Ronne said it's legal to quote religious books like the Koran and the Bible, but that inciting or welcoming the killings of people could be punishable by up to three years in prison.
2. Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been questioned as a suspect in a French police investigation into an alleged hotel prostitution ring in Lille
The former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was interviewed as a suspect, not a witness as expected, when he arrived at a police station in Lille, northern France, on Tuesday morning.
Eight other people, including two men with business links to Mr Strauss-Kahn and a local police commissioner, are under preliminary investigation in France over claims of “complicity in pimping” and “misuse of corporate assets” in the so-called Carlton Affair.
Prostitution is not illegal in France but detectives are investigating whether corporate funds were used to pay for parties where prostitutes had sex with Strauss-Kahn at luxury hotels in Paris, a restaurant also in the French capital, and in Washington DC, during 2010 and 2011.
3. Toronto Criminal lawyer on “mental health excuse” in Danforth shooting
Criminal lawyer, Ari Goldkind, is asked by CP24 to weigh in on the mental health excuse that’s being offered as the motive for Faisal Hussein’s killing spree in Toronto.
4. USA: Al Qaeda suspect admits to terror charge in federal court, to receive 15 years in jail
A suspected Al Qaeda member, the first foreign-born terror suspect to be brought to the U.S. for trial under the Trump administration, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists in federal court in Philadelphia Monday.
Ali Charaf Damache, 53, an Algeria-born Irish citizen, was originally indicted on one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and one count of attempted identity theft to facilitate an act of international terrorism in 2011. He was extradited to the U.S. from Spain in July of last year.
Prosecutors say Damache, who went by the online handle “Theblackflag,” sought to recruit light-skinned women and others who did not fit the traditional terrorist profile to wage jihad. His targets included Colleen LaRose, a Pennsylvania woman who called herself “Jihad Jane”, online; Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, a single mother from Colorado; and Mohammad Hassan Khalid, who at the time was a high school honors student from Maryland. They were all eventually arrested.
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6. Moroccan Migrants Arrested for Planning Terror Attacks in Paris and Netherlands
Dutch police have arrested two Moroccan nationals suspected of planning terror attacks in France and the Netherlands.
The public prosecutor’s office announced that the two men, aged 22 and 27 years old, were arrested in the port city of Rotterdam on June 17th based on intelligence gathered by the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD), NLTimes reports.
The authorities are announcing the arrests only now because the suspects were in restricted custody, but they have since been arraigned and remanded for another 90 days.
One of the pair allegedly planned to carry out an attack in Paris, which radical Islamic terrorists have repeatedly targeted in recent years, after Ramadan.
7. Warren Kinsella pens open letter to the CBC criticizing their coverage of the Danforth shooting
In an open letter posted to Facebook, Kinsella takes issue with the CBC “treating the killer with more deference than they do the killer’s victims.” Read his full post HERE.
8. IDF shoots down Syrian fighter jet that entered Israeli airspace
The Israeli Air Force shot down a Syrian fighter jet that traveled two kilometers into Israeli airspace on Tuesday afternoon, the military said. Syrian state-run media confirmed the jet was shot down but said it was inside its own airspace.
“Two Patriot missiles were fired at a Syrian Sukhoi-model fighter jet,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement. [...]
According to Sky News Arabia, the plane crashed inside southwest Syria, in the Yarmouk Basin, an area still under the control of the Islamic State terrorist group.
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