1. 4-year-old girl among random strangers shot at by Brampton man
The 20-year-old is facing seven counts of attempted murder.
Toronto police have arrested a man who allegedly shot at random strangers, including a four-year-old girl, in five separate incidents this month.
Between Jan. 9 and 21, police say 20-year-old Brampton man Adam Abdi approached people in a variety of circumstances. They allege he opened fire before running away.
In the first case, he is believed to have shot at two people standing inside the hallway of an Etobicoke apartment building, wounding a 19-year-old man, police say.
2. Hezbollah agents “run drugs on London streets”
An American counter-terrorism expert has accused supporters of Lebanese group Hezbollah of “engaging in criminal conduct” in the capital, ahead of a new parliamentary attempt to ban the organisation in its entirety.
Dr Matthew Levitt, director of the counter-terrorism programme at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said that “London has a Hezbollah problem” and the current partial British ban was not working.
He said the result was that Hezbollah was carrying out illegal activities here — including drug running and fundraising for military campaigns — as well as undermining British interests abroad.
Related — DF film on Hizb'allah's use of drug trafficking to fund its terrorism:
3. EU court: Asylum seekers must not be forced to take “gay tests”
Asylum seekers must not be subjected to psychological tests to determine whether they are homosexual, EU's top court has ruled.
Tests to determine sexual orientation are controversial, but are sometimes used when assessing asylum claims.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling is binding in all 28 EU states.
The ECJ case relates to a Nigerian man who submitted an asylum application in Hungary in April 2015. He feared persecution in Nigeria for being gay. [...]
The Nigerian's claim was rejected after a psychologist's report failed to confirm his homosexuality.
A court in Szeged, Hungary, must now reconsider his case in light of the ECJ ruling.
4. Finnish presidential candidate discusses recent debates and Sweden's “feminist” foreign policy
5. Father-of-four who showed ISIS beheading video to his own son faces jail
A father-of-four who showed an ISIS beheading video to his son and encouraged online followers to “Take a break, come to jihad” is facing jail.
Gary Staples, 50, from south London, posted eight videos promoting the terror group to his Google Plus account between May and September 2016, the Old Bailey heard.
The clips featured images of al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and prominent convicted UK extremists including Anjem Choudary and Abu Hamza.
Another showed photos of men firing assault rifles and fighters on horseback holding Daesh flags while leading a procession of vehicles.
Newsreader video with images of Mr. Staples:
6. Toronto: Chinese Canadians want apology from Trudeau after "hijab hoax"
7. Calgary protest against the Prime Minister after hijab hoax
8. New Jersey Middle School Sued After Telling Students That Islam Is the "True Faith"
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Thomas More Law Center ('TMLC'), a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, filed a federal lawsuit yesterday evening in the New Jersey District Court against several officials and teachers of the Chatham Middle School and the School District of the Chathams, located in New Jersey.
The lawsuit, claiming several violations of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, was filed on behalf of Libby Hilsenrath and her minor son. Seventh-grade students at Chatham Middle School were allegedly forced to endure Islamic propaganda and an explicit call to convert to Islam through a disturbing set of videos in their World Cultures and Geography class.
An example of one of those videos can be found HERE.
9. Minnesota legislators' meeting with reformist Muslim sparks controversy
A Pakistani-Canadian activist's visit to the State Capitol on Wednesday rankled some Minnesota legislators, while Republican lawmakers in the meeting said Raheel Raza's perspective deserved to be heard.
Raza describes herself as a reformist Muslim focused on "fighting radical jihadist ideologies." She spoke with a small group of Republican legislators, while DFLers said she should not have been invited.
House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman, citing the Southern Poverty Law Center, said Raza was affiliated with "hate groups." (...)
“Instead of putting each other down, we need to find ways to work together,” Raza said. “This is why I am here.”
10. UK: Explosive new biography lays ex-PM's betrayal bare
Tony Blair presided over a silent conspiracy to change the face of Britain for ever with mass immigration, an explosive book reveals.
He ordered his Labour government never to discuss in public the supposed “advantages” of the unprecedented influx.
But behind the scenes ministers were instructed to wave tens of thousands of asylum seekers into the UK under cover of their being “economic migrants”. Astonishingly, the minister Mr Blair put in charge of borders ruled against deporting failed claimants because it would be too “emotional”.
The main aim of allowing in millions of people was to make the country “see the benefit of a multicultural society”. The Blair government did not see its job as being to “control immigration”.