1. VIDEO: Canadian imam on sin
2. Plainclothes Police Officers Severely Beaten by Drug-Dealing Migrants
Three Austrian plainclothes police officers were injured after they attempted to arrest two teenage Afghan asylum seekers who tried to sell them drugs.
The incident took place in the Prater area of Vienna’s Leopoldstadt district which contains one of the city’s main train stations and has become a hub for drug dealing and violence, often involving migrants. The officers were offered drugs by the Afghans and when they attempted to arrest the 16- and 19-year-old, they were met with heavy resistance Kronen Zeitung reports.
One officer suffered a broken nose after one of the asylum seekers punched him in the face, another had a major wound on his leg, and the third officer escaped the ordeal with bruises and cuts on his hands.
3. Taboos and Fear among Muslim Girls
Young Muslim women are often forced to lead double lives in Europe. They have sex in public restrooms and stuff mobile phones in their bras to hide their secret existences from strict families. They are often forbidden from visiting gynecologists or receiving sex ed. In the worst cases, they undergo hymen reconstruction surgery, have late-term abortions or even commit suicide. [...]
Gülay is thinking about how best to sum up her dilemma. She nervously stirs her tea before launching into a litany of complaints. “The boys can screw around as much as they want, but if a girl does it she can expect to be shot,” she says. “That's just sick.” She first had sex five years ago, and it completely changed her life. Since then, she has been deathly afraid of being branded by her family as a dishonorable girl -- or, worst yet, punished and cast out.
4. US slaps sanctions on six militants after cutting aid to Pakistan
WASHINGTON: The US warned Pakistan Thursday to do more to crack down on the Taliban and Haqqani groups, as it added six officials from the groups to its sanctions blacklist.
The Treasury said five of the six were in charge of raising and transferring funds as well as equipment and materials to support the operations of the closely-linked groups, while the sixth was a senior Taliban military affairs official. [...]
“We are targeting six individuals related to the Taliban or Haqqani Network who have been involved in attacks on Coalition troops, smuggling of individuals, or financing these terrorist groups,” said Sigal Mandelker, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.
5. Turkey to U.S.: End support for Syrian Kurd YPG or risk confrontation
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey urged the United States on Thursday to halt its support for Kurdish YPG fighters or risk confronting Turkish forces on the ground in Syria, some of Ankara’s strongest comments yet about a potential clash with its NATO ally.
The remarks, from the spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan’s government, underscored the growing bilateral tensions, six days after Turkey launched its air and ground operation, “Olive Branch”, in Syria’s northwestern Afrin region.
In Washington, the Pentagon said that it carefully tracked weapons provided to the YPG and would continue discussions with Turkey. [...]
McKenzie said Turkey’s operation into Afrin was not helpful and was taking focus away from fighting Islamic State.
Related video from July 2016: Thousands of Turkish forces surround US base in Turkey
6. Germany: Scuffles erupt as protesters face off over Afrin
Protestors outside Turkish Embassy in Berlin engaged in fisticuffs over Turkish Military operations against Kurds in Syria
7. Germany: New hate speech laws used to silence opposition AfD
Germany attempts to use its new Hate Speech laws to silence criticism of government policy on open borders and unlimited Islamic immigration by the Alternative for Germany party. (AfD)
8. Video: Donald Trump's Non-Apology for Anti-Muslim Re-Tweets (CAIR)
9. Ex-hostage Joshua Boyle faces new set of charges
10. MfD: Former Prague imam, his relatives accused of terrorism
Prague, Jan 23 (CTK) - The Czech police have accused former Prague imam Samer Shehadeh, his brother Omar Shehadeh and the brother's wife Fatima (formerly Kristyna Hudkova) of terrorism and the latter two of joining a terrorist group fighting in Syria, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) wrote on Tuesday.
All the three suspects are Czech citizens, the two men are of Palestinian origin. They have been prosecuted as fugitives, the paper writes, citing the Czech National Centre for Organised Crime (NCOZ).
The former imam helped his brother and the brother's wife travel abroad, join a terrorist group in Syria and he approved their actions, MfD writes.
Omar Shehadeh travelled to a war zone in Syria, via Jordan and Turkey, in October 2016 and joined the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham group, a successor to Al Nusra, in Idlib. He was trained in fighting with arms and then chosen for training for committing terrorist attacks, the paper writes.