1. Psychiatrist says serial rapist Sofyan Boalag high risk to re-offend without treatment
Gill had previously assessed Boalag at the Waterford Hospital and, in court Monday, said Boalag told her that Canadian women don't respect men, and that he doesn't like the fact that women in this country drink, do drugs, and have friendships with men. […]
Gill said that when Boalag came to Canada, he was married to a woman in Algeria named Nadia. Gill said that Boalag told her that his wife was "respectful" of him, and that she stayed at home and only associated with family, and that's the way he liked it.
Boalag told Gill, "Nadia never did anything to make him mad." She said Boalag described his sex life with his wife as normal, with no violence, and said they did not have premarital sex.
Heartbreaking victim impact statement video.
2. Man Arrested Near Marseille with Kalashnikov Rifle, Ammunition, Rocket-Launcher
An arsenal of weapons including an anti-tank rocket launcher with a rocket, a Kalashnikov-type rifle, and ammunition were seized by police near Marseille, France, on Monday.
A couple in their twenties were found along with a selection of weapons including a military rocket launcher which was armed ready with a rocket, plus a Kalashnikov rifle and ammunition for it.
The man is also known to police for domestic violence against his partner, who he was arrested with, and was under an order to not be in her company."
3. Jihadi who killed women in Marseilles, France, had been arrested EIGHT TIMES BEFORE
4. After an imam sang call to prayer at the Romanian Opera House, patriots got up and sang the Romanian national anthem (which has really interesting lyrics, probably pulled from their own history and experience with Islam.)
Gates of Vienna has an article on the event.
Romanian National Anthem:
5. Fourteen year old boy has throat cut in front of UK mosque by “religious rival”
A teenage boy who had his throat cut outside a mosque may have been the target of a religiously motivated attack, according to police.
Syed Hassan Abbas, 14, has been put into an induced coma in hospital after being stabbed in the face and neck outside the Idara Maarif-e-Islam Hussainia mosque in Birmingham in the early hours of Saturday.
His family believe that he was targeted by a rival religious group. A 29-year-old man was charged with attempted murder last night.
6. France: Motorbike explodes outside Jordan's military attache building in Paris
A motorcycle parked outside the Jordanian military attache's office in Paris exploded on Wednesday, causing minor damage to the surrounding vehicles.
According to the Jordanian Foreign Ministry spokesman, no one was injured in the explosion. Police has launched an investigation into the incident.
Official sources dismissed the suggestion that the explosion intentionally targeted Jordan.
7. Belgium moves to expel mosque imam over security fears
Belgium has moved to expel an Egyptian preacher at the country's biggest mosque because he posed a "national security" threat, officials said on Tuesday.
Immigration Minister Theo Francken revoked the residency permit of the imam of the Saudi-financed Grand Mosque, near the EU headquarters in Brussels.
Belgium has been hit by several attacks since 2016, including suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 32 people at Brussels airport and a metro station.
"Everybody knows there is a problem with the Grand Mosque in Brussels. I decided to withdraw the residency permit of the imam of this mosque," Francken told Bel-RTL.
8. EU: ‘Illegal Migrants in Morocco Have European Union Refugee Rights’
The European Court of Human Rights has made a landmark ruling that migrants who cross border fences which are still outside European Union territory have ‘rights as refugees’ – meaning Spanish authorities will no longer be allowed to return illegal immigrants to Morocco who storm border fences at the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.
The precedent was set following the ruling of two cases of illegal African migrants who were returned by Spanish border guards to Morocco after crossing the border fence in Melilla – despite the migrants technically still being in Moroccan territory at the time of their apprehension, reports Die Welt.
In the case of ‘N.D. and N.T. vs Spain’, the Strasbourg judges ruled in favour of two migrants from Mali and the Ivory Coast who were, on two occasions, directly arrested by the Spanish border police and handed over to Moroccan authorities at the Melilla border in 2014.
9. "I made a mistake": Jihadi bride begs Merkel to let her back into Germany
Nadja Ramadan, 31, left for Syria in 2014 and started a new family but now wants to return to Germany.
Appearing in a video with her son sleeping in lap, she speaks to Ms Merkel directly, saying she "made a mistake".
She added: “Please, I need your help, please help us. I would like to go back to Germany with my two children.
‘Please help us to get back to Germany very quickly. I want my children to grow up normally, that my children go to kindergarten, that my children go to school.’
She reportedly ended up in Syria Rakka, the capital of ISIS, immediately married a jihadist fighter from Hamburg and had three children.
She said she wanted to “live in peace in an Islamic world, serve God and raise my children”.
10. Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff accuses Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directorate of having terrorist ties
Joseph Dunford made the announcement while facing the Senate Armed Services Committee alongside with the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday.
“I think it’s clear to me that the ISI has connections with terrorist groups,” Dunford told the Committee.
Mattis echoed Dunford’s stance on ISI, stating that the agency is pursuing its own agenda while Pakistan itself struggles to fight terrorism.
“They have lost probably more troops than any other single country in the fight against terrorism – at the same time we’ve seen havens left to the terrorists’ own devices. We’ve seen the government of Pakistan come down on terrorists, when the ISI appears to run its own policy,” Mattis said.