1. Islamic Extremist Policewoman Arrested in Paris No-Go Zone Suburb After Stealing Firearms
A 20-year-old policewoman, who has been described as “radicalised” by colleagues, has been arrested in the heavily migrant-populated Paris suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis after being accused of stealing firearms.
The 20-year-old woman was arrested late last week for allegedly stealing two Sig Sauer 9mm calibre pistols. Three other suspects have also been arrested in connection with the case including a member of the French military, Le Parisien reports.
Colleagues of the 20-year-old officer described her as having an unpleasant personality and said they suspected she might hold radical Islamic extremist sympathies.
The theft is thought to have occurred last August and the gun profile matches that of a pistol which was used to fire on a soldier who was jogging in a forest in Ozoir-la-Ferrière in November. The soldier was shot in the leg and escaped the encounter without fatal injuries.
2. Number of Illegal Migrants Crossing Sea to Italy DOUBLES in One Month
The EU Border Agency (Frontex) says the number of illegal migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Italy has doubled in the space of a month.
“The number of migrants arriving in Italy via the Central Mediterranean route in January rose to more than 4,800, double the figure from the previous month, when smuggling activities were affected by fighting near the departure areas and poor weather,” the agency reported.
“According to preliminary data, Eritreans were the largest group of migrants detected on this route, followed by nationals of Pakistan and Tunisia,” it added.
The Italian interior ministry has objected that the number of illegal migrants is down overall but appeared to concur on the last point, with ANSA reporting the number of Eritrean arrivals at 1,312, followed by Tunisians at 763, Pakistanis at 279, and Nigerians at 252.
An interview with a French scholar and professor of Islamic history and tactics posted at The Rebel, explains the role of NGOs and left-wing elitists in this process.
3. Hungary submits anti-immigration “Stop Soros” bill to parliament
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's nationalist government introduced legislation that would empower the interior minister to ban non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that support migration and pose a “national security risk”.
The bill, submitted to parliament late on Tuesday, is a key part of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's anti-immigration campaign targeting U.S. financier George Soros whose philanthropy aims to bolster liberal and open-border values in eastern Europe.
The government says the bill, which would also impose a 25 percent tax on foreign donations to NGOs that back migration in Hungary, is meant to deter illegal immigration Orban says is eroding European stability and has been stoked in part by Soros.
4. Swedish Whistleblower Cop Put on Notice for Claiming Gang Rape “Cultural Phenomenon” Linked to Mass Migration
Swedish police officer Peter Springare has been reported to police and will likely be investigated after he said the country’s gang rape problem is linked to migration and was a “cultural phenomenon”.
Springare, who gained global attention after blowing the whistle on the extent of migrant crime in Sweden last year commented on the issue of gang rapes earlier this month claiming such attacks were “new” and were a consequence of the last 10 to 15 years of immigration policy, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports.
“There are also ethnic Swedes engaged in group violence, but not in the same numbers as foreign-born offenders,” Springare said. The comments, which were recorded by broadcaster TV4, have since been reported to Bergslagen police who have announced that an internal investigation will likely take place.
The communications manager for the police in Bergslagen confirmed that the report would be passed on to internal investigators and said that Springare’s comments could potentially harm public trust in the police.
5. Grooming Gang Pleads Guilty to Sexual Activity with Four Underage Girls
Taiyab Hussain, Mohammed Hizar Rizwan, Shaheem Ratyal, and Sohail Raja Ali pleaded guilty to sex offences against four girls aged between 13 and 14 years old.
The four men, aged 18 to 19, admitted to a range of offences including sexual activity with a child, possessing indecent photographs of children, and causing a child to engage in sexual activity at Stafford Crown Court on Friday.
The four men resident in Burton upon Trent, West Midlands, England, were only brought to justice after one of the young victims watched a film that warned girls could be groomed without realising it, and then told her father that she was being abused.
Staffordshire Police began an investigation and found four girls had been sexually abused between December 2016 and March 2017.
6. New York bomber, Ahmad Rahimi, sentenced to life in prison
7. PARIS ATTACK: Knife attacker goes on rampage stabbing six people near Eurostar station
[...] Those stabbed were rushed to hospital for treatment to cuts which authorities have described as non-life threatening.
A suspect has been arrested and he was held in police custody overnight.
Local reports claim officers were waiting for the man, suspected of being drunk, to sober up before they interrogated him.
Police have not yet commented on whether the attack was terror-related. [...]
On Saturday a 15-year-old boy, named only as Ismaël D., died after a brawl with 30 youths erupted in Paris’ 11th and 20th arrondissements.
He died from his injuries minutes after arriving at hospital.
Police arrested six people after the deadly fight.
8. Year of the Dog images REMOVED in Malaysia as it’s deemed too offensive to Muslims
BUSINESSES marking the coming Chinese Year of the Dog in Malaysia have stopped displaying images of canines on their decorations and souvenirs over fears it will upset Muslims who live in the country and consider the animals unclean.
The country has a large Chinese population who are preparing to welcome in the new year.
But some shopping malls have decided not to have images of dogs, sparking an online backlash, CNN reported.
Malaysia has a growing Islamic population, with many Muslims observing the practise of ritually washing themselves if they come into contact with a dog.
One shopkeeper at the Sunway Pyramid near Kuala Lumpur said: “This is a multiracial country, when they do something like that it shows disrespect to the Chinese race here.”
9. Parents of sons involved with Islamic State get prison terms
A Texas couple have been sentenced to prison terms for lying about the Islamic State group activities of their two sons in the Middle East.
Prosecutors say 57-year-old Mohommad Ali was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison. His wife, 49-year-old Sumaiya Ali, received 30 months.
The Plano couple pleaded guilty last year to making false statements to the FBI related to international terrorism.
Prosecutors alleged the couple's adult sons, Arman Ali and Omar Ali, traveled to Syria to fight with the militant group. Mohammad and Sumaiya Ali in 2015 were questioned by FBI agents and denied knowing their sons were in Syria or associated with the Islamic State group.
10. US pushes motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist-financing watchlist
ISLAMABAD: The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watchlist with an anti-money-laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official.
Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avert being added to a list of countries deemed non-compliant with terrorist financing regulations by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a measure that officials fear could hurt its economy.
The United States has been threatening to get tough with Islamabad over its alleged ties with Islamist militants, and last month President Donald Trump's administration suspended aid worth about $2 billion.
Islamabad, which denies assisting militants in Afghanistan and India, has reacted angrily to US threats of further punitive measures.
A meeting of FATF member states is due to take place next week in Paris, where the organisation could adopt the motion on Pakistan. The FATF, an intergovernmental body based in Paris, sets global standards for fighting illicit finance.