1. Trudeau avoids answering opposition question regarding benefits meant for Vets being given to convicted cop killer
2. African expat warns of civilizational clash if Italy doesn’t close its borders now
3. Chemnitz resident speaks of a changing Germany at demonstration in Gelsenkirchen
4. VICE Canada tweets “Racist and white supremacist ideas have become more visible among the Chinese Canadian right”
Racist and white supremacist ideas have become more visible among the Chinese Canadian right. https://t.co/Xr4A55CPDF— VICE Canada (@vicecanada) September 18, 2018
5. IRAN: Devout hijabi tries to shame unveiled woman but she pushes back
It’s the devout hijabi attacking the unveiled woman in Iran. The men on the train come to the unveiled woman’s defence. One man tells the religious hijabi: it’s your ilk who have destroyed this country. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽pic.twitter.com/TC2OIzIOBp— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) September 20, 2018
6. German intelligence mulls putting largest Turkish-Islamic group under surveillance
German intelligence is reportedly examining whether to put the Turkish-Islamic umbrella group DITIB under surveillance. The Turkish-state backed DITIB has been at the center of multiple controversies.
Germany's domestic intelligence agency is deciding whether to put the country's largest Islamic umbrella group under official surveillance, the Süddeutscher Zeitung newspaper and public broadcasters NDR and WDR reported on Thursday.
The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) has sent a confidential dossier to each of Germany's 16 states on the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), which has been at the center of a series of controversies.
7. Christine Williams at OSCE asks why persecuted minorities in Islamic states have not been prioritized as refugees
8. Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom says CIA being run by a “communist” was shocking
9. Denmark set to adopt policies forcing immigrants to integrate into society
DANISH politicians from all sides are considering controversial new integration policies to bring immigrant communities into society - by force if necessary - just weeks after the country introduced a burka ban.
Recent government proposals to be finalised by parliament over the next few weeks target Denmark’s so-called “ghetto neighbourhoods” with a series of sanctions and incentives which have been given enthusiastic backing by the left-leaning opposition.
Under the proposals, children living in the targeted areas would be required by law to attend daycare for 25 hours a week to make sure they learn Danish and the country’s values and customs.
Immigrant families who take their children back to their countries of origin for long periods could face prison or deportation and crimes committed in the neighbourhoods would carry heavier sentences.
10. India bans instant divorce by Muslim men
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce.
The government decision came after it failed to get approval from Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of allowing men to divorce by simply uttering the Arabic word for divorce — “talaq” — three times violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women.
Most of the 170 million Muslims in India are Sunnis governed by the Muslim Personal Law for family matters and disputes. The laws include allowing the practice, known as “triple talaq,” whereby men can divorce by simply saying the word three times — and not necessarily consecutively, but at any time, and by any medium, including telephone, text message or social media post.
The government will have another six months to get Parliament’s approval for the ordinance to become law. But in the meantime, those who violate it can be prosecuted under the ordinance.