1. Pakistan: Dutch Muhammad cartoon contest fires up mass protests
Hundreds of Islamists in Pakistan made their way from Lahore towards Islamabad on Wednesday, demanding an end to diplomacy with the Netherlands, after a Dutch politician announced plans to organise a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in the Netherlands.
Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders opened up submissions for cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, which are forbidden in Islam.
Tehreek-e-Labbaik, marches in protest of the Dutch contest from Lahore to Islamabad
“Only he is my target; if Allah wills it I will be successful”: Man who intended to kill Wilders (now under arrest) made intent to kill video
TLP Long March Against Holland propaganda video targeting Geert Wilders
2. Iran-based political influence operation - bigger, persistent, global
LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An apparent Iranian influence operation targeting internet users worldwide is significantly bigger than previously identified, Reuters has found, encompassing a sprawling network of anonymous websites and social media accounts in 11 different languages.
Facebook and other companies said last week that multiple social media accounts and websites were part of an Iranian project to covertly influence public opinion in other countries. A Reuters analysis has identified 10 more sites and dozens of social media accounts across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
U.S.-based cyber security firm FireEye Inc and Israeli firm ClearSky reviewed Reuters’ findings and said technical indicators showed the web of newly-identified sites and social media accounts - called the International Union of Virtual Media, or IUVM - was a piece of the same campaign, parts of which were taken down last week by Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc.
IUVM pushes content from Iranian state media and other outlets aligned with the government in Tehran across the internet, often obscuring the original source of the information such as Iran’s PressTV, FARS news agency and al-Manar TV run by the Iran-backed Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah.
3. Police say cow slaughter caught on video not being treated as animal cruelty case
MILTON, Ont. -- Police say the skinning of a cow shown on a video circulating online is not being treated as an animal cruelty case but the incident is being probed to ensure food safety regulations were followed.
Halton regional police say the cow appeared to be dead at the time of the events shown in the video, contrary to what many people asserted after viewing it.
Staff Sgt. Paul Davies says the video appears to have been shot in a rural area near Milton, Ont., where a temporary mosque was established.
Davies says the video was shot around the Muslim holiday of Eid.
4. “The People are angry”: AfD Deputy Leader Von Storch discusses events in Chemnitz
5. “You know what the Islamic position is”: Islamist extremist leader stares down a former Muslim and says he should DIE for renouncing his faith
A leader of an Islamist extremist group has stared down a former Muslim while telling him he deserves the death penalty for renouncing his faith.
Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman Uthman Badar and Harris Sultan faced-off in a fiery debate at the University of New South Wales in Sydney last week.
Mr Sultan pressed Mr Badar on a statement he made in March last year saying Muslims who change their religion should be killed. [...]
“Although it took him four minutes to answer the question... Uthman finally still proudly held his position that apostates should be killed in the Caliphate of Australia,” Mr Sultan posted alongside a video uploaded to YouTube.
“In my debate at UNSW he tried to dodge the question but eventually gave in and re-affirmed his position that ex-Muslims like me should be killed,” he told Daily Mail Australia.
The entire debate can be seen below:
6. Feds Allege Brother of UChicago Prof Spied on Campus Jewish Centers for Iran
The brother of a University of Chicago assistant professor was arrested for allegedly operating illegally as a foreign agent of Iran. The criminal complaint alleges that he conducted surveillance of UChicago Hillel and the Chabad Center.
Ahmadreza Mohammadi Doostdar was arrested in Chicago on August 9, along with another man, Majid Ghorbani, who also allegedly acted on behalf of Iran.
Ghorbani was arrested in California on the same day. A Department of Justice press release said they are accused of “collecting identifying information” about American citizens and U.S. nationals who are members of Mujahedin-e Khalq, a group that seeks regime change in Iran.
7. Original charges dismissed in New Mexico case; New charges filed against 2 defendants
2 defendants in New Mexico compound case plead not guilty to new charges
8. Quebec election: Lisée denounces candidate who called Islam a “menace”
Pierre Marcotte, who posted on social media that Islam should be banned “like we ban pit bulls,” has been disqualified as a PQ candidate.
NICOLET — A Parti Québécois candidate who posted on social media that Islam should be banned “like we ban pit bulls” will not be allowed to stand for the party, said leader Jean-François Lisée on Wednesday morning.
Pierre Marcotte was selected as the party’s candidate in Drummond—Bois-Francs by the local riding association, but Lisée said he has a fundamental disagreement with Marcotte’s opinions and writings.
“This person will not be a Parti Québécois candidate; he does not represent the values of the Parti Québécois and, as of this morning, he is no longer a candidate,” Lisée said.
9. Macron accepts he is the main opponent of right-wing Europe
France's President Emmanuel Macron accepts that he is the main rival to nationalist, anti-immigration governments in Europe…
Full news article HERE.
10. 3 “extremist Muslim” New Mexico compound suspects released after judge drops all charges
Three suspects tied to a New Mexico compound where alleged Muslim extremists reportedly trained children to be school shooters were released from custody on Wednesday, hours after a judge dismissed all of the charges against them, Fox News confirmed.
District Judge Emilio Chavez on Wednesday dismissed charges against three of the five defendants -- Lucas Morton, Subhannah Wahhaj and Hujrah Wahhaj -- ruling that authorities violated the state’s “10-day rule.”
Child abuse charges against them were dropped because prosecutors missed the 10-day limit for an evidentiary hearing to establish probable cause.