1. Jewish man, 69, attacked in Paris by assailant shouting about Allah and Hitler
(JTA) — A 69-year-old Jewish man wearing a kippah was assaulted in Paris by a young Arab man who shouted about Allah and Hitler.
In Tuesday’s incident, the alleged assailant hit the Jewish man, pushed him to the ground and dragged him by his hair while shouting “Alla hu akbar, long live Hitler, death to the Jews,” the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA, wrote in a statement Wednesday. The call in Arabic means “Allah is the greatest.”
Police apprehended the suspected assailant, the report said. A police physician recommended transferring the suspect to a psychiatric institution for observation because he was in a “state of over-excitement,” according to the information received by BNVCA.
2. Turkish man beats Jews in front of kosher shop in Vienna
24-year-old man attacks Jews in front of kosher restaurant in Austria capital before assaulting woman
Several Jews were physically assaulted in Vienna on Thursday outside of a kosher restaurant.
The incident occurred in Vienna’s Leopoldstadt district Thursday morning, on Tabor Street.
According to Austrian media outlets, a 24-year-old Austrian man of Turkish origin attacked three Jewish men in front of a kosher restaurant and near a synagogue.
Witnesses say the assailant jumped one of the victims, knocking him to the ground. The suspect then began to beat the victims.
3. President Trump responds to Iranian threat of “Mother of all wars” with all caps TWEET
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018
4. Britain's youngest convicted terrorist, 14, asks courts for anonymity for life: Boy plotted from his bedroom to behead police officers in Australia and also turn a kangaroo into a suicide bomber
Britain's youngest convicted terrorist who plotted to behead police officers when he was just 14 has asked the courts for lifelong anonymity.
[...] RXG was jailed for life in October 2015 for inciting terrorism but will be eligible for release in 2020 after serving a minimum term of five years if he no longer poses a threat, reports the Sunday Times.
In March 2015 the teenager took on the role of “organiser and adviser” to Australian jihadist Sevdet Besim, 18, telling him to murder police officers by beheading in Melbourne on Anzac Day.
The youngster exchanged more than 3,000 encrypted mobile app messages with Besim after he became swiftly radicalised by online Islamic State propaganda.
They also discussed packing a kangaroo with explosives, painting it with an Islamic State symbol and setting it loose on police officers.
5. The Islamic school run from the home of a rapist: Owner attacked girl, 16, but council can't prevent his wife teaching primary pupils in the front room
The home of a convicted rapist is being used as an unregulated Islamic school for children.
Ghulam Haider’s wife is teaching around 17 children of primary school age at the madrassa that she runs from their front room at weekends.
Former taxi driver Haider, 61, was jailed for six years in 2006 after a court heard he brutally raped a 16-year-old at a derelict churchyard.
The madrassa highlights a safeguarding loophole around children attending “out of school education” centres, which require no monitoring from education watchdog Ofsted or local authorities.
6. Exposé: Life in Egypt is “Hell” for Christian women
Egyptian Muslim men routinely treat Christian women as “whores,” which makes life in Egyptian society a living hell, a female Coptic journalist wrote in a revealing op-ed this week.
“To be a woman in a country where most of her people see women as a disgrace, and at best look at her from a sexual point of view, it is a heavy burden, but even worse when you are a Christian woman,” wrote Engy Magdy in the Brooklyn-based Catholic news website The Tablet Wednesday. “It is hell!”
In her exposé, the Cairo-based journalist said that sexual harassment in Egypt should be treated as a country-wide “epidemic,” citing a 2013 United Nations study that found that 99 percent of Egyptian women have been victims of harassment.
7. Bavarian town votes against building mosque
Citizens in the small Bavarian town of Kaufbeuren voted not to provide public land for a mosque. A local initiative was started by a retired detective and garnered enough votes to stop the negotiations.
In a local vote on Sunday, the residents of Kaufbeuren, a small town in Bavaria, decided against providing public land for the construction of a mosque.
At issue was the question of whether the city would provide the local branch of the nationally active Turkish-Islamic religious association DITIB with a 5,000-square-meter (54,000-square-foot) plot in an industrial area.
At least 45 percent of approximately 34,000 eligible voters took part in the local referendum. A minimum turnout of 20 percent was necessary to make the vote valid. The city must now break off its negotiations with DITIB.
8. Villagers murdered, kidnapped in suspected Boko Haram attack in Lake Chad region
Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said Sunday.
“Boko Haram elements attacked a village south of Daboua,” not far from Chad's border with Niger, at around 9:00 pm (2000 GMT) on Thursday, the military source said.
The assailants “cut the throats of 18 people, wounded two others and kidnapped 10 women”.
Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency has devastated the region since it took up arms in 2009 in Nigeria, leaving at least 20,000 people dead, displacing more than two million others and triggering a humanitarian crisis.
Chad, Cameroon and Niger have all joined the military effort by Nigeria to crush Boko Haram.
9. WARMINGTON: Was Danforth attack terror, or terrorism?
It was terror on the Danforth no question.
But was it terrorism?
In the hours following the evil carnage that took the lives of two girls, just 10 and 18 and wounded 14 others in a merciless flurry of gunfire along the restaurant-lined streets of Greektown, a complicated picture is emerging of 29-year-old Faisel Hussain, who also died after exchanging gunfire with police.
His family released a statement to CBC News expressing their “deepest condolences” to victims and their families, saying their son struggled with “severe mental health challenges.“
Meanwhile, my law-enforcement sources confirm investigators are looking at every avenue — including a potential Jihadi-inspired mission.
Related: Jewish Defense League’s Meir Weinstein shares his opinion on the Toronto shooting
10. Faisal Hussain ID'd as gunman in deadly Danforth attack, Special Investigations Unit says
Faisal Hussain has been identified as the gunman in the deadly Danforth Avenue shooting rampage.
Ontario's police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), released Hussain's identity on Monday evening, hours after investigators say the 29-year-old Toronto resident opened fire on a number of Danforth Avenue restaurants in an attack that has left the city in shock.
Witnesses captured several chilling images and videos of the attack, which took place around 10 p.m. on Sunday and left a 10-year-old girl and 18-year-old Reese Fallon dead. More shooting victims remain in hospital, with some having undergone multiple life-saving surgeries, according to doctors.