1. Paris police arrest a man with a knife at the Gare du Nord station
MSN has the story.
2. Paris Police wives protest government handling of terror, and the shooting of police
3. Anti-Muslim threats was created by US professor to keep his job
An assistant professor at Indiana State University has been arrested for allegedly making false claims of anti-Muslim threats against him and reporting a made-up attack. Azhar Hussain has been charged with obstruction of justice and harassment.
Campus police said students and faculty members, both Muslim and non-Muslim, were sent threatening emails in March.
The emails contained anti-Muslim sentiment and threats against the Muslim community at Indiana State University (ISU), naming Hussain as a target. […] Based upon the investigation, it is our belief that Hussain was trying to gain sympathy by becoming a victim of anti-Muslim threats, which he had created himself,” ISU's chief of police Joseph Newport said.
4. Five terrorist suspects arrested in Brussels after arms, ammo and drugs seized in police raids
Belgian police arrested five people suspected of having ties with a terrorist group after swooping down on their homes in a Brussels suburb. The prosecutor’s office said the arrests were related to a case not associated with Thursday’s attack in Paris.
The article explains that the arrests are mostly in Muslim areas of Belgium and that they are not connected to the recent attacks in Paris.
5. One hundred shots fired at migrant centre in Australia
6. Australia adds spouse beating question to citizenship test as well as other tighter measures.
An interesting contrast with the bill dropping any standards at all for Canadian citizenship.
7. Iranian born Canadian arrested for smuggling missile guidance system equipment into Iran and money laundering.
An Iranian-born Canadian arrested in a Washington city on the US-Canadian border has been charged with conspiring to ship a piece of testing equipment used to calibrate missile guidance systems into Iran.
Federal prosecutors claim Ghobad Ghasempour and two other men smuggled restricted items out of the United States to Iran through China. Ghasempour was charged Tuesday by federal prosecutors in Washington, DC
According to charging papers, Ghasempour created several front companies to help his father's friends Iran launder money and import products in violation of sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program. Ghasempour, who is alleged to have begun the scheme in December 2011, is accused of arranging to ship a table used to calibrate aeronautical sensors into Iran in violation of US law.
8. A more explicit video of the Paris attack on April 20
9. Iran Arrests More Than 30 "Gay" Men, Will Subject Them to "Sodomy Tests"
Iran arrested more than thirty men between the ages of 16 and 30 at a private party in Isfahan last week, all of whom are suspected of being homosexuals.
According to the Jerusalem Post, authorities raided the party in Iran’s Bahadoran District and fired their guns while seizing the men.
Canada-based non-profit Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees (IRQR) reported that the men were arrested and charged with sodomy, drinking alcohol, and using psychedelic drugs. IRQR reported that the men will also “be sent to Esfahan’s Medical Jurisprudence department for anal examination in order to provide evidence of homosexual acts to the court.”
Here, a Muslim cleric explains different ways of murdering gay people according to sharia law.
10. UN elects Saudi Arabia to Commission on the Status of Women
UN Watch has the story.