1. Paul Weston: Fake News Media & Tommy Derangement Syndrome
Paul Weston discusses the mainstream media’s coverage of Tommy Robinson.
Related: Paul Weston — Questions for British Home Secretary re Torture of Tommy Robinson
2. Saudi TV Commentators Take on Canada's Human Rights Record
Against the backdrop of the political crisis between Saudi Arabia and Canada, commentators on the Saudi 24 network launched an attack on Canada's human rights record, especially with regard to Canada's indigenous people.
They “are being dispersed and killed,” said Saudi journalist Ayed Al-Rashidi. Saudi writer Adnan Muhammad also accused Canada of secretly torturing and Christianizing indigenous children. These comments were made during shows on the Saudi 24 network on August 6, 2018.
Related: CBC News - Tensions rise in Canada-Saudi dispute
3. Saudi Arabia carries out a rare CRUCIFIXION on a Myanmar man accused of stabbing a woman to death in her home
Saudi Arabia has executed and crucified a man who stabbed a woman to death.
The man from Myanmar was beheaded and his body put on display on a cross in Mecca on Wednesday.
Elias Jamaleddeen broke into a woman's home firing a gun and then stabbed her. [...]
Saudi Arabia is one of the world's top executioners, but crucifixions - in which the condemned is usually beheaded and then the body put on display - are rare. [...]
In the first four months of this year, the kingdom executed 48 people, half of them on non-violent drug charges, Human Rights Watch said.
Suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking face the death penalty.
4. Iran “REVOLUTION IS COMING” as 100,000 rush to streets chanting “DEATH to dictator”
IRAN is on the brink of a “revolution”, an expert has warned, as furious protestors take to the streets in their thousands to chant “death to the dictator.”
Tensions have reached boiling point in the Middle East nation after US President Donald Trump slapped Iran with tough economic sanctions aimed at further undermining the Islamic fundamentalist republic
Measures which target cars, gold and other metals trading, as well as the government’s ability to buy US dollars, came into force on Monday.
The Iranian rial has lost half of its value against the US dollar on the unofficial market this year, while the price of fruit and vegetables has increased by 50 percent since the start of the year.
Now an ongoing currency crisis and high levels of unemployment has pushed Iran to the brink of the civil war, with thousands taking to the streets to demand regime change.
5. Sweden: New “No Go Zone” Police Station Rammed by Car, Attacked by Masked Arsonists
A new police station currently under construction in Sweden’s heavily migrant-populated “no-go” suburb of Rinkeby was attacked by several masked men who drove a car into the site and set it on fire.
Police believe that the attack, which occurred at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, was directed at the police station which is in the process of being built in the troubled Stockholm suburb. They claim the masked men involved smashed a gate with a car filled with fireworks which they then proceeded to set on fire, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.
Investigators added that the men also threw rocks and fireworks at the security guard on site and say that the attack may have been sparked by a drug bust which occurred in the area earlier in the evening.
6. “This is the venom we are going to give the enemies of Allah”
Footage made by jihadists who killed 16 people last year reveals that they were planning bigger massacre.
New footage has emerged of the terrorists who perpetrated attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils on August 17 and 18 of last year, killing 16 people and injuring over 100 more. Material seized at the time by the Catalan police inside a house in Alcanar (Tarragona) included 19 hand grenades, a vest full of explosives, over 104 butane gas canisters, shrapnel, and a digital camera containing audiovisual material.
In one image taken by the group, a cell member named Youssef Aalla is seen posing for the camera and wearing the vest. Videos also show the jihadists mocking their potential victims: “Suffer, enemies of Allah!” says one. “Every gram of this iron is going to stick into your heads or those of your children and wives,” says another. “This is the venom that we are going to give the enemies of Allah, so they can savor it.” [...]
The videos, which are now being analyzed by the court in charge of the case, show smiling cell members preparing for what was meant to be a large-scale massacre. Their original goal had been to blow up several vehicles simultaneously in a densely populated spot, but the accidental explosion at the Alcanar house thwarted their plans.
7. Conservatives Cheer Boris Johnson After His Criticism of Islamic Veils, Likely to Become Next PM
8. “I’ll pay Denmark niqab fines”: French-Algerian millionaire
Rachid Nekkaz, a French-Algerian businessman and activist, has said he will keep a promise he made earlier this year to pay fines issued in Denmark for breaches of the new law against face-masking garments.
The law, popularly known as the “burqa ban”, came into effect last week, to protests in Copenhagen and Aarhus from Muslim women who wear the veil and others who oppose it.
Nekkaz told Berlingske that he would pay fines after a 29-year-old woman in Hørsholm became the first to be penalised under the law.
“Of course I will pay all the fines that are issued on the streets of Denmark after August 1st,” he told Berlingske via written message.
The businessman will travel to Copenhagen to pay the fines, he added.
“I will be in Copenhagen on September 11th to pay all the fines, and will thereafter do this every month, because even though I am against the niqab, I will always defend freedom across the world. Freedom to wear the niqab as well as freedom not to wear the niqab,” he said.
Related: Anne Marie Waters Tweet about burqas:
For the last time, the burqa is not an item of clothing, it is a prison made of cloth. Secondly, it's not about 'wearing what we like', it's about concealing identity in public (as nobody else is allowed to do), and rejecting wider society in favour of religious extremism.— Anne Marie Waters (@AMDWaters) August 8, 2018
9. CANADA: Government to continue support for asylum seekers
10. MANDEL: Mentally ill stabber in army recruiting centre attack allowed to attend Mohawk College
The mentally ill man found not criminally responsible for trying to kill three soldiers at a Toronto recruiting centre will be allowed to attend Mohawk College across the street from the secure psychiatric unit where he’s currently being detained, the Sun has learned.
And while Ayanle Hassan Ali will be supervised initially, the Ontario Review Board’s plan is that he will eventually be allowed to attend classes on his own over the next year.
Yet in its own reasons for decision, the board also found Ali, who suffers from schizophrenia, “still poses a significant threat to the safety of the public” and “holds some of the same delusions, that he experienced at the time of the (attack).”
He also “continues to express concerns about the Canadian government and its interactions with Muslim countries.”
Related: Rebel Media’s March 15, 2016 video on the stabbing