1. Minneapolis cop Mohamed Noor charged with murder in Australian woman’s death
Some background on the case is provided HERE.
2. Waterloo Ontario: OMB says Muslim centre opponents can’t remain anonymous
WATERLOO — Fear of harassment with limited support for the assertion isn't a good enough reason to keep the names of those fighting a proposed Muslim centre on Erbsville Road confidential.
In a decision handed down Feb. 26, the Ontario Municipal Board ordered the Waterloo West Community Association (WWCA) to provide a complete list of the names and addresses of its current and former members to the other parties in the matter, which is set to go to hearing April 24.
The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) is anxious to have a decision on the appeal of a City of Waterloo bylaw passed last year that would enable it to use the existing building at 510 Erbsville Rd. for spiritual purposes. The Muslim Association of Canada also plans to redevelop the property and build a proper mosque in the next five to 10 years.
The community association hired a lawyer and appealed the city's decision, citing concerns with the smaller spiritual use of the building, as well as future expansion.
3. More rallies in Germany: “Danger is everywhere. We demand protection and security”
Anti-Merkel and anti-Merkel policy demonstrations have continued for weeks in several German towns, most notably in Cottbus.
The video below is from this past weekend and is a compilation of various chants and banners carried by the townspeople who are fed up with being exposed to danger and destruction in the wake of mass immigration policies.
4. Iraq recovers bodies of 39 Indians abducted by IS in 2014
The dirt mound in the dry hills outside the village of Badush was known as a place where Islamic State fighters had buried some of their enemies after they overran much of northern Iraq nearly four years ago. But it was only when Iraqi authorities began digging last summer that the identity of the victims became clear.
They found the bodies of men with long black hair and silver bracelets known as karas that are worn by followers of the Sikh religion. On Tuesday, India's foreign minister confirmed the mass grave contains the bodies of 39 Indian construction workers abducted shortly after the area fell to the extremists.
Iraqi and Indian authorities said 38 of the bodies had been positively identified through DNA analysis. All were Indian, and all had been shot, many in the head. IS likely killed them for their religious beliefs.
DNA analysis has not been completed on the last body.
5. Rapper Predicts “Civil War” in Sweden, Says He Will Move to Africa Because It Is Safer
Swedish hip-hop artist Ken Ring has said he expects Sweden to descend into a civil war in the next 20 years and that he is planning on moving to Africa, which he believes will be safer.
Ring made the comments on Norwegian television programme Trygdekontoret which was broadcast on the Norwegian government-owned broadcaster NRK on Friday night. Ring, who grew up in the Stockholm suburb of Hässelby, said that the area had been relatively calm in his childhood but recently had seen a dramatic escalation of violence.
“Today there is an open gang war. My big brother was murdered,” Ring told the programme. He said that violent organised crime coupled with an increase of drug trafficking had radically transformed the area.
6. Florida Man Allegedly Shouts “Allah Akbar,” Shoots Wife, Knifes Children, Sets House On Fire
A Florida man allegedly shouted “Allah Akbar” repeatedly as police arrested him for shooting his wife, stabbing his two children, and setting his house ablaze.
Police arrested Ronnie Oneal, who identifies as a member of The Nation of Islam, at the house of his partner Kenyatta Barron, in Riverview, Fla., in response to a 911 call from Barron claiming that she had been shot, according to Tampa Bay Times.
Officers found Barron dying of a gunshot wound in the front yard of a neighboring house. Firefighters were responding to a fire set in Barron’s house and found Barron and Oneal’s 9-year-old son, Ronnie Oneal IV, alive but suffering from burns and stab wounds and the couple’s 11-year-old daughter dead from stab wounds. [...]
The dispatcher who answered Barron’s call allegedly said she could hear a male yelling “Allah Akbar” in the background, according to Fox13. Minutes after Barron’s call, Oneal called police, saying, “I’ve just been attacked by some white demons. Her name is Ke-Ke and she tried to kill me and I just killed her.”
7. Tommy Robinson interviews Count Dankula after his conviction
8. Dutch Tourists “Drugged, Gang Raped” by “African Descent” Men on Trip to Belgium
Four men “of African descent” have been arrested on suspicion of subjecting two Dutch tourists to a “horrifying” three-hour gang rape ordeal, local media reports.
Investigators believe the alleged victims were drugged while on a night out at discotheque Roxy in Antwerp on Friday night before the attack took place.
The women, aged 21 and 22 from Leiden, told police the last thing they remember from the evening is being at the nightclub, describing “just one black hole” in place of where memories should be.
Four men in their twenties described in reports as being of African descent were subsequently arrested on suspicion of rape, one of whom — named in local media as Mohamed S. — was picked up by police when he returned to the hotel in the evening and was stopped by the manager.
9. Richard Dawkins to give away copies of The God Delusion in Islamic countries
Richard Dawkins is responding to what he called the “stirring towards atheism” in some Islamic countries with a programme to make free downloads of his books available in Arabic, Urdu, Farsi and Indonesian.
The scientist and atheist said he was “greatly encouraged” to learn that the unofficial Arabic pdf of the book had been downloaded 13m times. Dawkins writes in The God Delusion about his wish that the “open-minded people” who read it will “break free of the vice of religion altogether”. It has sold 3.3m copies worldwide since it was published in 2006 – far fewer than the number of Arabic copies that Dawkins believes to have been downloaded illegally.
The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science recently merged with the Washington DC-based Center for Inquiry. Dawkins said the CFI decided on “a more systematic programme” of translating his work in ebook form following “stirrings toward atheism in Iran and other Islamic countries”. It will be the first time his work has been made available in Arabic, Urdu, Farsi and other languages of Islamic countries.
10. Kosovo Parliament Vote Halted By Tear Gas
From the AP Youtube page:
Kosovo's opposition Wednesday used tear gas to disrupt a parliament vote on a border demarcation deal with Montenegro. Lawmakers had to be evacuated from the Assembly building after members of the Self-Determination Movement party released the gas. (March 21)