1. UK: 29 Defendants Charged With Child Sexual Offences
Police in Kirklees have charged 29 people with numerous offences including Rape, Trafficking with intent to engage in sexual exploitation, sexual activity with a child, child neglect, child abduction, supply of Class A drugs and possession and making of indecent images of children.
The allegations against the defendants are non-recent sexual offences, having occurred between 2004 and 2011 and relate to 18 women. The offences were committed against them as children in the Huddersfield area and are alleged to have taken place while the women were aged between 11 and 17-years-old.
The defendants have been released on police bail and they will appear at Huddersfield Magistrates Court on 12 April 2017.
The defendants are:
AMERE SINGH DHALIWAL, IRFAN AHMED, ASIF BASHIR, ZAHID HASSAN, MANZOOR HASSAN, MOHAMMED KAMMER, MOHAMMED RIZWAN ASLAM, ABDUL REHMAN HANIF, MOHAMMED ASAF AKRAM, RAJ SINGH BARSRAN, MANSOOR AKHTAR, NIAZ AHMED, MOHAMMAD NAHMAN, HAMZHA ALI SALEEM, WAQAS MAHMOOD, NAVEEDA HABIB, SHAHNAZ AKHTAR MALIK, NASARAT HUSSAIN, SAJID HUSSAIN, ZULWARNAIN DOGAR, MOHAMMAD IFRAZ, FAISAL NADEEM, MOHAMMAD AZEEM, MOHAMMAD IMRAN IBRAR, EVERTON LA BASTIDE, MOHAMMED SAQIB RAHEEL, ZUBAIR AHMED, USMAN KHALID, ALEEM JAVAID.
2. Afghan migrant bikes by random German, hits him with a hammer
Friday morning, 7 o’ clock: A 59 year old is cycling down the street Curslacker Neuer Deich towards Bergedorf, when suddenly a man approaches him. According to Hamburg Police, this man, a 31-year-old Afghan, briefly adressed the man – and then unexpectedly smashed a hammer on his head. […] Possibly, the suspect is suffering from a mental illness“, a police spokeswoman says.
3. Muslims in France use street prayers to protest mosque closure
The building in question was to be a media library, and had been ordered closed in 2015.
The street prayers have been continuous for several days now.
4. Police clash with anti-Christian mob in southern Egypt
The trouble in the Moheidat district south of the ancient city of Luxor began when Muslim villagers suspected that a Christian teenager who allegedly converted to Islam was being held captive by her family as punishment. Her relatives deny the charge.
Similar incidents had in the past ignited deadly sectarian violence or caused long-term damage to relations between Muslims and Christians, who account for about 10 percent of Egypt's 92 million people.
5. "20th Hijacker" Offers to Testify About Saudi Link to 9/11 Attacks
A convicted jihadist serving a life sentence in federal prison as the “20th hijacker” in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S. homeland has reportedly offered to testify during the 9/11 trial to “expose the Saudi Royal double game with” the late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
His offer comes as hundreds of families have filed a lawsuit that, unlike others, contains a detailed account of Saudi Arabia’s role in the 9/11 attacks.