1. Man arrested in NYC connected to Fiqra “Islamberg” group
2. French police evict migrants from Northern Paris
3. 86% of Recently Tested “Underage” Migrants in Sweden Are Actually Adults
“The Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine (RMV) has released new figures that show a majority of cases of disputed “underage” migrants are actually adults.
The RMV released figures this week after medically testing 1,481 migrants to determine whether or not they had lied about being under the age of 18. Of the total number, it was revealed that 1,215, or 86 per cent, of the individuals tested were adults.
The testing took place over a three-month period between March and June of this year and involved an MRI of the knee joint and an x-ray of wisdom teeth. The results were then examined by doctors who determined whether the migrants were adults or children.
Of all the migrants tested, only 49, or 3.3 per cent, were female (33 of which were found to be over 18). The figures show the overwhelming number of migrants that claim to be underage are either boys or men.
4. Islamic militant attack in Egypt's Sinai kills 23 soldiers
Islamic militants attacked a remote Egyptian army outpost in the Sinai Peninsula with a suicide car bomb and heavy machine gun fire Friday, killing at least 23 soldiers in the deadliest attack in the turbulent region in two years.
Though there was no immediate claim of responsibility, the strike bore all the hallmarks of the Islamic State group. At least 33 soldiers were wounded in the assault.
The coordinated attack suggested the Sinai-based militants are among the region's most resilient, after IS in Iraq and Syria, where the so-called caliphate is now witnessing its demise. And it underscored the struggles Egyptian forces face in trying to rein in the insurgency.
UPDATE: Times of Israel has newer information:
Death toll in car bomb, shooting attack in Egypt’s Sinai rises to 26.
Victims are Egyptian soldiers; officials say 40 assailants killed in complex assault on checkpoint near Rafah that went on at least 30 minutes.
The officials said the blitz attack began when a suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into a checkpoint at a military compound in the southern Rafah village of El-Barth, bordering the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, followed by heavy gunfire from dozens of masked fighters on foot.
WARNING: Graphic video of aftermath of attack on Egyptian soldiers
5. UK: Muslim cleric linked to terror group allowed to lecture schoolchildren
A MUSLIM independent school which allowed radical clerics to give speeches to pupils has been found guilty of misconduct by the charity watchdog.
The Rabia School in Luton, Bedfordshire, allowed unchecked speakers from abroad to lecture its around 130 pupils aged five to 16-years-old, separate investigations by the Charity Commission and Ofsted concluded.
Speakers at the school, which was also rapped for segregating male and female staff with a screen, included a scholar from Pakistan called Qari Hanif Jalandhari.
He attended the school, which has fees of up to £2,300, in 2013.
However, investigators found he had previously lectured fighters of Jaish-eMohammed (JeM) in Pakistan, which is a proscribed terrorist organisation.
He was recorded telling the fighters: “Tomorrow belongs to Muslims. We have to maintain a united front and frustrate the efforts of those who want to divide on the lines of jihadi and non-jihadi factions.
6. UK: Muslim FM radio station broadcast 25 hours of Al Qaeda sermons “by mistake”
A Muslim radio station broadcast lectures by an Al Qaeda terror leader calling for holy war.
Iman FM transmitted 25 hours of sermons from Anwar Al-Awlaki, a hate preacher killed by a US drone strike in 2011.
A complaint was made to Ofcom, which has suspended the Sheffield-based station's licence.
The watchdog said the material 'amounted to a direct call to action to members of the Muslim community to prepare for and carry out violent action against non-Muslim people’.
7. UK: Koran teacher, 81, jailed for sex attacks on girls over 10 years
Mohammed Haji Saddique, 81, would call the pupils to sit next to him and read in Arabic from the Muslim holy book.
He sexually touched girls aged between five and eleven in front of his class and slapped students repeatedly if they made mistakes during lessons.
Cardiff Crown Court heard Saddique had metal and wooden sticks, which he used to poke the children as they studied.
He taught primary school pupils, who called him 'uncle' at the Madina Mosque in Cathays, Cardiff, for 36 years.
8. Police Chief Warns Slavery Rife in London: “We Can’t Police Our Way Out of This”
The head of Scotland Yard’s anti-slavery police unit has warned that London is now a global hotspot for modern-day slavery with victims forced to work in the construction and hospitality industries.
“Everyone realises now we’re never going to police our way out of this,” Detective Chief Inspector Phil Brewer told Thomson Reuters, revealing that the capital has seen a surge in cases of slavery this year.
In 2017 to the end of June police have had 820 cases referred to them which concern people forced to work against their will without pay, and often in dangerous conditions — compared to 1,013 in the whole of last year.
PLUS: Data base on slavery references in Islamic scripture may help to explain the resurgence of slavery in the UK and other areas
9. Excerpt: Trump’s speech in Poland about Western civilization
10. Most Poles Would Rather Leave EU than Be Forced to Take Muslim Migrants
Most Poles would rather leave the European Union (EU) than have Brussels force migrants from third world nations on their country, a poll has shown.
Conducted by pollster IBRiS and published in weekly news magazine Polityka, the survey found that 57 per cent of respondents would be willing to forego EU development funds if it meant Poland retains sovereignty on the issue of accepting migrants from outside Europe.
The seventh-poorest, and fifth most populous nation in the bloc, Poland is the largest beneficiary of its development funds and membership has high support — with 71 per cent of Poles believing that belonging to the EU is a “good thing”, according to a March survey by Eurobarometer.
But the June survey, published Wednesday to coincide with a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, showed that more than half of Poles would rather their country exit the 28-member economic and political union than be forced to surrender border controls to Brussels.