1. Pakistan: People who smoke, eat openly during Ramadan face 3-month imprisonment
ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs on Wednesday unanimously approved the Ehtram-e-Ramazan (Amendment) Bill, 2017 under which fine for the hotel owners – violating the Ehtram-e-Ramazan Ordinance, 1981 – has been increased from Rs500 to Rs25,000.
People who will smoke or eat openly during Ramadan will be fined Rs500 along with 3-month imprisonment. TV channels or cinema houses that violate the law will be fined Rs500,000 or more. […] Minister of State for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Pir Amin Ul Hasnat Shah suggested that all the cinema houses across the country should remain closed throughout the holy month.
2. Australia: Teacher says Muslim pupils as young as 10 wore ISIS shirts to school
A primary school teacher in Sydney's west has spoken of how radicalised Muslim boys wore ISIS shirts to class and circled around her menacingly reciting the Koran.
The woman, known by the pseudonym of Mrs A, told former federal Labor leader Mark Latham about the horror of being intimidated by students aged between 10 and 13.
'I had students coming into class flying flags from overseas, be it the Syrian flag and possibly the ISIS flag. It looked to me like the ISIS flag,' she told the Mark Latham Outsiders program.
'There was one occasion where a couple of boys had come to school wearing T-shirts that appeared to have the ISIS flag wording.’
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4. UK: Mother and daughter in "terror plot"
A mother and daughter are among three women charged in what would be Britain’s first alleged all-female Islamist terrorist plot.
Rizlaine Boular, 21, was shot by counterterrorism police during a raid two weeks ago at a house in Harlesden, northwest London, during which her alleged accomplice Khawla Barghouthi, 20, was also arrested.
Ms Boular’s mother, Mina Dich, 43, was arrested in Kent on the same day. The women are accused of conspiring between April 11 and April 28 this year to murder “a person or persons unknown”.
5. Pakistan: PTA blocked 12,968 websites until April
ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers on Tuesday called for implementing the blasphemy law and were of the view that the cyber-crime legislation should be amended to empower the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against those found guilty of spreading sacrilegious content on the internet. […] He also said that the PTA had searched, identified and blocked 12,968 websites till April 2017, adding, “No complaint was lodged against any of the closed website.”
6. French Police Hunt Suspect Thought Responsible for Three Shootings In Three Days
Since Sunday, the town has been rocked by three separate shooting incidents in which police claim 33-year-old Adadia has killed one person and wounded two others with an assault rifle. Police say the suspect is already known to them but have not said whether they believe the shootings have links to terrorism, Le Figaro reports.
Police say Adadia runs a parcel transport company and already has 14 prior convictions. A psychological evaluation found he was “irritable” and had “great anger” about his life. […] According to radical Islam expert Gilles Kepel, the suburbs have undergone three “ages” of Islam. The latest age has seen many Muslims turn to radical Salafist preachers and some to Islamic State.
One person who became radicalised in the suburbs after going through a life of criminality was 39-year-old Karim Cheurfi who shot a policeman to death on the Champs-Élysées. Cheurfi also used a Kalashnikov rifle to kill the officer and injure two others.
7. Ohio man indicted for trying to join ISIS
An Ohio man was charged on Thursday with attempting to provide material support to ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.
A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Laith Waleed Alebbini, 26, of Dayton and charged him with one count of trying to join the Islamic State.
8. Saudi Court Sentences Gang Rape Victim to 200 Lashes And Custodial Sentence
The victim of a violent gang rape has been sentenced by a Saudi Arabian court to 200 lashes and six months in jail for the crimes of speaking to the press and indecency.
According to Sharia Law, a Saudi Arabian woman must be accompanied by a male guardian at all times in public, something the 19 year old victim did not obey when she went to meet a friend, according to website Live Buddhism.
While in a car with a student friend, retrieving a picture, two men got into the vehicle and drove them to a secluded area. She said she was raped there by seven men, three of whom also attacked her friend.
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10. Council was right to cut niqab-wearer’s welfare benefits: court.
A Muslim woman who refused to remove her niqab while undergoing training to find a job rightfully had her benefits cut by 30%, the highest Dutch administrative court said on Tuesday. The woman, who has since moved to England, refused to remove the garment which only left her eyes exposed. Utrecht city council, charged with helping the jobless find work, then reduced her welfare benefits, claiming that the niqab substantially reduced her chances of finding work. ‘An uncovered face plays and important role in the contact between people and is essential in finding work,’ the court said in its ruling.