1. London Hospital Canteen Only Serves Halal Meat
Visitors to the canteen of a major London hospital have been left with no choice but to eat halal food, a decision apparently taken despite the Muslim population of the local area being a small minority.
Recent menu options at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, South East London, have included ‘halal shepherd’s pie” and “halal jerk chicken legs.
A spokesman for the National Health Service (NHS) hospital told Breitbart London that a private contractor was responsible for the restaurant, and as the food in the restaurant is freshly prepared on site it is halal so that it caters for all visitors, staff, and patients who visit the restaurant.
Many Catholics argue that halal foods is forbidden to them. So it is not really inclusive at all.
2. Swedish Journalist Shot in No-Go Zone
A former journalist who worked for the Swedish publicly funded broadcaster SVT has been shot in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, known as one of the country’s most notorious no-go zones.
The 29-year-old was shot just before 9 pm on Sunday evening in the heavily migrant populated suburb in the Swedish capital. He was found on the ground outside and quickly rushed to a hospital where it was discovered he had been shot in the leg but did not suffer from life-threatening injuries, Sveriges Radio reports.
According to the broadcaster, the man was well known in the area and had worked on diversity and democracy projects. SVT editor Geronimo Åkerlund said that the victim had worked as a researcher for the broadcaster from 2016 up until the spring of 2017 in Rinkeby, another notorious no-go area.
3. Malaysia police ax beer festival due to security fears
An annual beer festival in Kuala Lumpur has been axed due to information that militants were planning to sabotage the event, police said Thursday.
The Kuala Lumpur City Hall on Monday banned the "Better Beer Festival," scheduled for Oct. 6-7 in a shopping mall, without giving any reasons. It followed protests from an Islamist party that called it a vice festival that could lead to criminal acts, rape and free sex.
The festival, which features craft beers from 43 breweries worldwide, has been held in Malaysia annually since 2012. The cancellation has angered many Malaysians, who slammed it as a sign of growing Islamization in the country.
4. Swiss indict three over alleged al-Qaida videos
Federal prosecutors in Switzerland on Thursday announced indictments of the leader of a prominent Swiss Islamic group and two other top members over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos posted on YouTube. Contacted by phone in Bangladesh, one of the suspects rejected the case as "politically motivated."
Attorney General Michael Lauber's office alleges the three members of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland violated Swiss laws banning al-Qaida, Islamic State and associated radical groups. His office and federal police have opened about 60 cases linked to alleged "jihadi-motivated terrorism," mostly involving propaganda.
The indictments target ICCS President Nicolas Blancho, the group's cultural production chief Naim Cherni, who is a German citizen, and spokesman Abdel Azziz Qaasim Illi, said Illi in a phone interview. Blancho and Illi are both Swiss citizens, he said. They all remain free.
5. Some gay Germans are moving towards Germany’s AfD party (which CNN refers to as “far right wing” repeatedly without saying why)
6. Pope Francis Welcomes Leader of Muslim World League to Vatican
Pope Francis met with the secretary general of the Muslim World League (MWL) in the Vatican Wednesday, a group that has been tied to Saudi financing of jihadist terrorism and the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, who served for several years as Saudi minister of justice in Riyadh and is now secretary general of the MWL, expressed the appreciation of the Muslim world for the pope’s “fair positions” regarding “the false claims that link extremism and violence to Islam,” as well as for his insistence that extremism is not distinctive of Islam but is found among followers of all religions.
The Muslim World League is a Saudi Government-funded Islamic non-governmental organization, founded on May 18, 1962 in Mecca for the propagation of Islamic teachings. Despite the group’s official opposition to violence and terrorism and its pursuit of intercultural dialogue, it has been the subject of several ongoing counterterrorism investigations in the U.S. related to Hamas, al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
7. Merkel embroiled in refugee scandal days before German election
A LEAKED internal German government report appears to condemn Chancellor Angel Merkel for opening the country's borders to refugees without first gaining parliamentary approval.
The admonishment comes two days before she seeks a fourth term in power in Sunday's general election - with 20 percent of voters still undecided who they will support.
The report by the Bundestag Scientific Office - a team of non party political legal experts - stated it is the role of the Bundestag to decide on all ‘matters of essential relevance to the state’.
Experts said the opaque diplomatic language used in it signals parliament should have had the final say on the matter "as the decision led to a change in the proportion of non-Germans to Germans in the country’”.
8. Syrian refugee jailed for setting wife on fire
An Estonian court has sentenced a Syrian refugee guilty to 10 years in prison for setting his wife on fire.
The Baltic News Agency says a court in Tallinn ruled Friday that the 20-year-old Kovan Mohammad was guilty of grievous bodily harm when committing the crime on March 7.
BNS, the region's largest news agency, said an unnamed 22-year-old Syrian woman sustained burns on 70 percent of her body in a fire in their apartment in the Estonian capital, in March.
9. Rotherham sex gang victim slams 'disgusting' decision not to charge senior council figures
ROTHERHAM child sex gang victim Sammy Woodhouse spoke out about her horrific experience again as she appeared on today’s Loose Women.
Sammy - who previously discussed the scandal on Loose Women back in April - received a letter after her appearance on the show saying she’d been initially refused compensation because she had “consented” to the grooming and sexual abuse. […]
More than 1,400 children were abused by gangs of Asian men in the South Yorkshire town over a 16-year period, with the authorities failing to act because they feared being branded “racist”.
In response to the victims not getting compensation, the Government has confirmed the CICA is reviewing its guidelines after lawyers argued that a child giving consent was not legally possible…
10. Belgium: Suspect in Jewish Museum attack “too ill” to attend trial