Le Pen: “I Will Bring Islamist Fundamentalism to Its Knees”
At a rural town hall meeting in La Bazoche-Gouet, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen criticised her globalist rival Emmanuel Macron for “insulting the people and France”.
She promised her supporters they would “never get used to terrorism” saying she would bring “Islamist fundamentalism to its knees”.
Reaching out to what the Front National leader calls “forgotten France”, Le Pen spoke at a rally in an open-sided barn to nearly 1,000 people in the small Eure-et-Loir town, which has a population of just 1,200, on Monday.
The quote, “never get used to terrorism”, refers to the Muslim mayor of London, Sadiq Khan , who said terrorism was "part and parcel of living in a big city” but was widely reported as having said that “we would just have to get used to it”.)
2. Somalia piracy: Indian ship hijacked
Somali pirates have hijacked an Indian cargo vessel off the coast of the Puntland region, officials say.
It was believed to have been travelling between Dubai and Bosasso, in Puntland, when it was seized.
It is the second such attack recently. Last month, pirates seized a tanker bound for Mogadishu but released it apparently without conditions. […] Piracy off the Somali coast - usually for ransom - has dropped significantly in recent years, in part because of extensive international military patrols as well as support for local fishing communities.
At the height of the crisis in 2011, there were 237 attacks and the annual cost of piracy was estimated to be up to $8bn (£7bn).
3. Studio of horror: The people behind ISIS snuff films
4. Families of Pulse nightclub shooting victims sue social media: They “helped radicalize the gunman”
Families and estates of more than a dozen victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre are suing Twitter, Facebook, Google and YouTube for allegedly contributing to the radicalization of the ISIS-inspired gunman.
The federal lawsuit was originally filed in Michigan last December by the estates of three victims, but it was amended last week to include ten more plaintiffs.
The complaint accuses the two social media sites, the video-sharing platform and the world’s most popular search engine of allowing ISIS to share content that allegedly inspired Omar Mateen.
5. Jihadi given life sentence for Bonn Station bombing attempt
The bomb failed to go off, but its discovery sparked a major terrorism alert that caused travel chaos at the station two weeks before Christmas.
Gäbel and the three others were also found guilty of forming a terrorist organisation and of plotting to shoot dead the leader of anti-immigrant group Pro-NRW in North Rhine-Westphalia state in March 2013.
The four militants were furious after the right-wing fringe group had staged an anti-Islamic street protest and displayed caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed outside a local mosque.
Two of the other defendants, Turkish-German Koray Durmaz, 28 and Albanian Enea Buzo, 46 received prison terms of 12 years while German Tayfun Sevim, 27, was given a nine-and-a-half-year jail term.