The headlines get worse by the day, don't they?
An asylum seeker had his lips, ears and eyelids ripped off by another migrant before being stabbed in both eyes in a horrific attack at a German refugee centre.
The bloody assault happened in the town of Schlüchtern not far from Frankfurt in central Germany.
Police believe some of the victim's facial features were bitten off and he was left blinded after being stabbed in both eyeballs.
A married butcher who thought he was about to meet a 12-year-old girl for sex said 'I'm a Muslim, I never lie' when he was snared by a paedophile-hunting parents' group.
Mohammed Hussein, 30, had taken the bus from Croydon to Bromley Court Hotel where he hoped to meet the girl, who he knew as 'Gemma'.
Prior to their meeting he asked whether she was a virgin and if he could sleep with her so she was 'no more [a] virgin'.
He arrived at their meeting with a rucksack containing Viagra pills, five condoms, 11 silk lubricant sachets and sex-prolonging delay spray.
The fact that it was a vigilante group of concerned parents who busted this man, is the most important part of the story. It signals anything between a breakdown of the system of law and order, and an actual reversal of law and order.
Without masses of publicity, its quite possible that the parents may be the ones arrested and charged.
If this is deserving of criticism, is that it took so long to do, and that no one else has done it yet.
The nation of Hungary recently did something that is as unprecedented as it is commonsensical and humanitarian: it “has become the first government to open an office specifically to address the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Europe.”
Zoltan Balog, Hungary’s Minister for Human Resources, explained:
Today, Christianity has become the most persecuted religion, where out of five people killed [for] religious reasons, four of them are Christians. In 81 countries around the world, Christians are persecuted, and 200 million Christians live in areas where they are discriminated against. Millions of Christian lives are threatened by followers of radical religious ideologies.
The Hague (AFP) - A Dutch court on Friday upheld hate speech charges against anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders, meaning his trial will now start later this month.
"The court rejects all the defence's objections," judge Hendrik Steenhuis told The Hague district court.
Wilders' lawyers last month urged judges at a preliminary hearing to drop the charges against the far-right leader, slamming it as a "political case" ahead of elections due in March.
But in his ruling, Steenhuis said prosecuting Wilders will "not affect his political freedoms or that of his Freedom Party."
The trial, which will now start on October 31, focuses on comments made at a March 2014 election rally in The Hague, when Wilders asked supporters whether they wanted "fewer or more Moroccans in your city and in the Netherlands?"
When the crowd shouted back "Fewer! Fewer!" a smiling Wilders answered: "We're going to organise that."
To offer some perspective, a man who is in fact the leader of the party which, according to the most recent polls, would likely be the ruling party of the Netherlands, was discussing one of the most critically important aspects of government policy with constituents, immigration.
He is being charged criminally with suggesting that the current post-modern/Marxist policy of no borders and mass immigration of a foreign culture, statistically provable to be violent and criminal, should be reduced.
This is no different than disagreeing with any other government policy, such as finances, infrastructure or foreign policy. Immigration even has a larger impact on the future of a nation than the others in many cases.
Attack on checkpoint also leaves eight injured in central Sinai area, which had so far escaped campaign of attacks
Suspected Islamic State gunmen have killed 12 members of Egypt’s security forces in North Sinai province and injured eight more in an attack on a checkpoint, medical and security sources told Reuters.
The attack took place on Friday 25 miles away from the town of Bir al-Abd, making it the first major attack in the central Sinai area, which had so far escaped a campaign of Islamist attacks. It was carried out using assault rifles and some heavier weapons, the sources said. The wounded were taken to hospital in al-Arish.
As a worthy extra to today's post, Rabbi Slacks speaks to the European Parliament about the nature of contemporary antisemitism. This is one of the most lucid and important speeches on the subject I have heard from one person.