1. Knifeman kills mother, sister in Paris suburb attack, Islamic State claims responsibility
A knifeman killed his mother and sister in the Paris suburb of Trappes on Thursday and seriously wounded a third person, a French Interior Ministry source said.
The young man, who killed his victims out in the street before taking refuge in a house, was later shot dead by police when he left that house and ran towards them in a threatening way, a police source said.
”The police operation is over ... the person was neutralised and is dead,” the local prefecture said on Twitter.
Islamic State issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack but provided no evidence. The statement came before it was confirmed that the victims were relatives of the attacker.
2. Study Finds 82 Per Cent of UK Population Growth This Century Down to Immigration
Analysis of British government statistics has suggested an overwhelming majority of the significant population growth the nation experienced in the opening years of the 21st century is the result of migration.
Britain’s population continues to soar, new statistics recently revealed, but the enormous extent to which this growth is down to mass migration has now been revealed by a study by the Migration Watch pressure group, who claim on average in the 15 years between 2001 and 2016 82 per cent of growth was down to migrants.
Taking both the numbers of migrants settling into the United Kingdom annually and the number of children born to first-generation immigrant parents, the study found that of the 6.6 million new people added to the country over the period, 5.4 million were migrants or their children. As reported by Breitbart London in 2017, over a third of all babies born the previous year had at least one foreign-born parent.
3. Trump Says He’s Told Pompeo to “Closely Study” Land Expropriation, Farm Murders in South Africa
(CNSNews.com) – After a Fox News segment Wednesday night focusing on the controversial issue of land expropriation in South Africa, President Trump tweeted that he has asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to investigate.
Trump said has asked Pompeo “to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers.”
Making it clear he was reacting to the piece on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the president ended the post by tagging the Twitter accounts of Fox News and Tucker Carlson.
In his show, Carlson said South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun “seizing land from his own citizens, without compensation, because they are the wrong skin color. That is literally the definition of racism.”
I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.” @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2018
EFF leader Julius Malema confirms - “If you vote for us, we are going to expropriate land”
4. Left Furious After Swedish Public TV Admits Migrants Commit Majority of Rapes Ahead of Election
Sweden’s public broadcaster, SVT, has come under fire for revealing “inflammatory” statistics proving foreign-born men commit around 85 per cent of stranger rapes ahead of the country’s general election next month.
Broadcast on investigative journalism show Mission Review on Wednesday, analysis of 843 district court cases over the past five years found that 58 per cent of men convicted of rapes and attempted rapes in the period were born overseas.
Looking at just assault rape cases, in which the perpetrator and victim were not previously acquainted, the proportion of foreign-born grew to more than eight in ten, almost half of whom had been living in Sweden less than a year when they launched their attack.
5. US cuts aid to Palestinians by more than $200 million
State Department says decision came following Trump-ordered review meant to ensure funds were “spent in accordance with US national interests.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has decided to cut more than $200 million in bilateral assistance to the Palestinians, following a review of the funding for projects in the West Bank and Gaza, according to US officials and congressional aides.
The State Department notified Congress of the decision Friday, according to the officials and aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the move ahead of its formal announcement.
6. German woman raped by two asylum seekers at refugee centre
7. Italy: Sheep twisted and tied in pram for home slaughter
8. Government sends 116 migrants who jumped fence back to Morocco
The immediate deportations were made based on a 1992 agreement signed between Spain and the North African country.
The Spanish government has sent back to Morocco the 116 Sub-Saharan migrants who managed to get over the border fence on Wednesday at the Spanish North African exclave city of Ceuta, police sources have told EL PAÍS.
The operation is based on an agreement that Spain and Morocco signed in 1992 on the readmission of foreigners who illegally enter Spanish territory. In the document, Morocco agreed to readmit nationals from third countries who enter Spain illegally, if there is a “formal request from [Spanish] authorities.”
Around 300 migrants rushed the border in Ceuta on Wednesday, using shears to cut the fence and throwing quicklime, battery acid and feces at officers. They breached the fence at Finca Berrocal, one of the weakest sections and the location of another incident in July when more than 600 undocumented migrants made it through into the city.
9. Diciotti migrants illegal, I respond to Italians - Salvini
(ANSAmed) - ROME, AUGUST 23 - Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Thursday all 148 migrants on board the coast guard ship Diciotti were illegals and that he responded to the Italian people as he pursued an Australian-style immigration policy.
“My objective is the Australian No Way (policy),” he said.
“They are all illegal immigrants on the Dicotti. Italy is no longer Europe's refugee camp.
With my authorisation on the Diciotti, no one gets off.”
Salvini said he responded to a mandate given by Italians in the March general election amid the row over the 148 migrants he is keeping aboard the Diciotti until the EU agrees to redistribute them.
“I respond to the mandate which the Italians gave me on March 4,” said the leader of the anti-migrant Euroskeptic League party.
“They are asking me for more security.”
10. Woman’s blasphemy conviction in Indonesia sparks backlash, intensifies concerns
A Buddhist woman’s conviction this week on blasphemy charges has alarmed many in Indonesia who were already worried about the erosion of religious pluralism in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.
Meiliana, a 44-year-old Buddhist from the island of Sumatra, was convicted Tuesday of violating Indonesia’s controversial blasphemy law and sentenced to 18 months in prison. Her crime: complaining about the volume of the Islamic call to prayer blasted by a mosque’s loudspeakers near her home.
Last year, popular former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is a Christian and is commonly known as “Ahok,” was sent to prison for two years under the blasphemy law for allegedly disrespecting the Koran.
Meiliana, who like many Indonesians uses only one name, may appeal the decision against her, even though convictions of this type are rarely overturned.