Austria to close seven mosques and deport imams in crackdown on ‘political Islam’

Coalition government says move is ‘just the beginning’ as Turkey brands policy Islamophobic

The Independent Online
 
 
Austria plans to shut seven mosques and expel dozens of imams in what politicians have described as a crackdown on “political Islam”. 
The country’s coalition government, formed of conservative and far-right figures, said the measures were “just the beginning” of a push against radical Islam and foreign funding of religious groups.

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said authorities would shut what was described as a “hardline, Turkish nationalist mosque” in Viennaand also dissolve a group called the Arab Religious Community.

More than 350 mosques urge Tories to launch Islamophobia inquiry

Terrorist kills 3 in Belgium with guns of stabbed police officers

A Knife-wielding man stabs two police officers in the Belgian city of Liege, steals their weapons and shoots them and a bystander dead in an attack prosecutors say is terror-related.

Reuters|Published:  05.29.18 , 14:33

A man killed two policewomen and a bystander in the Belgian city of Liege on Tuesday before being shot dead in a gunbattle at a school in what prosecutors are treating as a terrorist attack.

The man was named by public broadcaster RTBF as a 36-year-old petty criminal who had been let out on day-release from a local prison on Monday. It said investigators were looking into whether he had converted to Islam and been radicalized in jail.

Gunshots fired in Belgium

A public prosecutor told a news conference that the man attacked the policewomen from behind with a knife, described as a box-cutter by RTBF, around 10:30 am (4.30 am ET) on a boulevard in the center of Belgium’s third city, near the German border.After stabbing the officers, prosecutor Philippe Dulieu said, the man seized one of their handguns and shot both women dead before walking down the street and shooting dead a 22-year-old man who was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car.The man then made his way into a high school where he took a woman employee hostage, triggering a major intervention by armed police. Pupils were moved to safety as a gunbattle broke out that sent people in the street racing for cover. Several police were wounded before the attacker was finally killed.“The event is classed as a terrorist incident,” Dulieu said.

 (Photo: AP)

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Family of suicide bombers attacks 3 churches in Indonesia, killing 7, police say

By Masrur Jamaluddin, Eliott C. McLaughlin and Susannah Cullinane, CNN

Updated 1902 GMT (0302 HKT) May 13, 2018

Police converge on Santa Maria Catholic Church in Surabaya.

Jakarta (CNN)Police believe a husband, wife and their four children carried out the suicide attacks on three churches in Surabaya that left seven people dead, Indonesia's top cop said Sunday.

The attackers included two daughters aged 9 and 12 years old, said Head Gen. Tito Karnavian, the country's highest-ranking police official.

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Home Office official was the ringleader of £6million conspiracy which allowed 437 illegal immigrants into Britain

  • Shamsu Iqbal, 61, was the lynchpin of a scam that falsified at least 437 records
  • Iqbal and three other men netted £6million after he 'exploited' a trusted position
  • Taxpayer could have lost £56million from illegal immigrants claiming benefits 

By CHRISTIAN GYSIN FOR THE DAILY MAIL

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Shamsu Iqbal, 61, was the lynchpin of a gang which exploited his ‘trusted’ position to falsify records for at least 437 people

Shamsu Iqbal, 61, was the lynchpin of a gang which exploited his ‘trusted’ position to falsify records for at least 437 people

A Home Office official was at the centre of a £6million conspiracy which allowed hundreds of illegal immigrants into the country.

Shamsu Iqbal, 61, was the lynchpin of a gang which exploited his ‘trusted’ position to falsify records for at least 437 people.

French supermarket siege: gendarme dies after taking place of hostage

Number of victims rises to four with death in hospital of Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame following attacks in Carcassonne, southern France

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Police outside the supermarket in Trèbes, southern France. An armed man initially took eight people hostage.

Police outside the supermarket in Trèbes, southern France. An armed man initially took eight people hostage. Photograph: AP

An undated picture of Radouane Lakdim.

An undated picture of Radouane Lakdim. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A gendarme who exchanged himself for a hostage during the French supermarket siege has died, bringing the number of victims to four. Police shot dead the attacker after a series of attacks claimed by Islamic State in Carcassonne, southern France, that culminated in the three-hour hostage-taking.

Isis fanatic tried to recruit children for 'death squad' to launch terror attacks in London

Umar Haque showed children Isis propaganda videos and made them act out terror attacks

The Independent Online

Heathrow Airport was on a long list of potential targets PA

An unqualified teacher has been convicted of trying to recruit an “army of children” to launch a series of Isis-inspired attacks on dozens of targets across London.

Umar Haque brainwashed young pupils he taught at an Islamic school and mosque and made them act out atrocities.

JIHAD WATCH

Exposing the role that Islamic jihad theology and ideology play in the modern global conflicts

Medical report: Muslim “reformer” and accused rapist Tariq Ramadan’s health compatible with his continued detention

http://timesofoman.com/article/127327

No surprise here. “War is deceit,” said Muhammad. Ramadan was denied bail, so his lawyers attempted a subterfuge of ill-health to get him sprung. If he is released eventually on whatever pretext, he will likely leave France and get himself beyond the reach of the law.

“Medical report shows Tariq Ramadan’s health compatible with his continued detention,” Al Arabiya, February 20, 2018:

Muslim academic and rape-accused Tariq Ramadan will remain in custody following the emergence of new details related to the charges against him, according to Agence France-Presse.

Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

KATHY GANNON

FILE - In this July 9, 2010 file photo, Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi is photographed in the Jamrud tribal area, Khyber region of Pakistan. Afridi who reportedly used a vaccination scam to identify Osama bin Laden’s home, has been languishing in jail since the al-Qaida leader was killed by U.S. Navy Seals in 2011 -- his case a metaphor for downward spiraling relations between his country and the U.S. (AP Photo/Qazi Rauf, File)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden's home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader.

Egypt attack: Gunman targets Coptic Christians in church and shops

 
 

Media caption Blood and bullet holes mark the scene of the church attack

Nine people have been killed in two attacks on Coptic Christians in Helwan district, south of Cairo, Egypt's interior ministry has said.

Six civilians and a policeman died when a gunman tried to storm a church but was intercepted and arrested, it said.

It said the man had previously attacked a Coptic-owned shop in the same area, killing two brothers.

In 2018 the ISIS fight will shift into a deadly new phase

Report: ISIS militants moving to remote deserts

Greg Palkot reports on international headlines.

America and our allies have made major progress against ISIS and other radical Islamic terrorists this year, but as we head toward 2018 the battle against these murderers is shifting into a new phase. Unfortunately, the terrorists are far from being eliminated.

ISIS – which stands for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – lost most of the territory it controlled in those countries this year, making a mockery of its claim to be a “state.” The liberation of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, with the help of U.S. military advisers and air bombardments, sent ISIS fighters fleeing like rats from a sinking ship.

Asylum seekers who formed child sex grooming gang caged for vile abuse

The Kurdish immigrants plied the youngsters with drugs and alcohol after targeting vulnerable girls.

By Tom White

A sex grooming gang who used code names such as "Star" and "Shark Tooth" targeted vulnerable teenage girls, holding them in thrall with a constant supply of drink and drugs.

The four men, all asylum seekers who originally entered the UK illegally, abused and trafficked the youngsters who were as young as 13.

The Kurdish gang, who lived in Newcastle, would contact the girls on Facebook to discuss sex parties and on one occasion demanded sex in return for paying for a tattoo.

MAD MULLAH 

Egyptian cleric claims men can marry their own DAUGHTERS so long as they were born outside marriage

Mullah Mazen Al-Sersawi is filmed at open lecture in Egypt making sick claims

By Neal Baker
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A MUSLIM cleric tells hardline followers that men can marry their own daughters if they are born out of marriage.

Egyptian mullah Mazen Al-Sersawi — a prominent preacher of the Salafist sect in Egypt — says incest between men and their daughters is permitted if she is illegitimate.

 Mazen Al-Sersawi is a prominent Salafist preacher in Egypt. He was filmed making sick statements about incest in 2012

Mazen Al-Sersawi is a prominent Salafist preacher in Egypt. He was filmed making sick statements about incest in 2012

His shocking comments are filmed at an open lecture from 2012 and the footage has now gone viral online.

My Salafist Life: Former Islamist Gives Inside Story on Radicalism in Germany

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Salafists hold Western society in contempt and accuse it of consisting of "pornography, naturist and swingers clubs;" their recruitment techniques are becoming more and more sophisticated, former German Salafist Dominic Schmitz, author of a book on life as a German Islamist, told Sputnik Deutschland.

The ranks of Salafists in Germany have swollen in recent years as an increasing number of young Germans turn to radical Islam. The Bundesamt fuer Verfassungsschutz (BfV), Germany's domestic intelligence service, is aware of 10,300 Salafists; in 2011 the authorities were aware of 3,800 Salafist followers.

Dominic Schmitz is one such person. He turned to radical Islam in the early 2000s, when he was 17 years old. He has now left the organization and written a book about his experiences called "I was a Salafist" (Ich war ein Salafist).

Dominic Schmitz of the cover of his book, which has the subtitle My time in the Islamist parallel world
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Dominic Schmitz of the cover of his book, which has the subtitle "My time in the Islamist parallel world"

Schmitz says that he entered the world of Salafism in search of answers to some of life's difficult questions, about justice and the meaning of life. At the time, he "really did not realize that this was such a drastic step."

Coptic Priest Samaan Shehata Killed in Cairo Attack
EGYPTIAN STREETS
OCTOBER 12, 2017

 A Coptic priest, Samaan Shehata, was killed after he had been attacked by a man on Thursday in Cairo, according to a statement by the Coptic Orthodox Media Center.

The victim is from Beni Suief governorate; he was on a visit to Cairo with another Coptic priest who is reportedly injured, due to the attack that took place in el-Salam city, Cairo.

This is only another episode in a series of attacks against Christians of Egypt.

لحظة مقتل القس سمعان شحاتة بالقاهرة في حادث ارهابي

Candid camera showing the murder of Christian Priest Fr. Samaan Shehata in Cairo

Is Al-Azhar University a Global Security Threat?

 

Al-Azhar University, the world’s largest Sunni Islamic educational institution, is where many of the world’s most brutal terrorists received their formal religious training. This is to be expected, given the nature of the material taught there. Al-Azhar has thousands of affiliated mosques, schools, learning centers, and universities around the world, such as the Islamic American University in Michigan. The institution has also been unofficially controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood for decades.

London terror attack latest: Second man arrested in tube bombing

Lauren Said-Moorhouse

London (CNN)British authorities have arrested a second man in connection with the bombing ofa London Underground train on Friday, officials said Sunday.

The 21-year-old man was arrested late Saturday in Hounslow, west London, by detectives from the London Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command.

Buckingham Palace suspect was brandishing 4ft sword, police say

he repeatedly shouted "Allahu Akbar", police say.

Police tape outside Buckingham Palace

A man arrested outside Buckingham Palace on Friday night was brandishing a 4ft sword as he repeatedly shouted "Allahu Akbar", police say.

Dean Haydon, head of counter-terrorism at Scotland Yard, said the man drove at a police vehicle before stopping and being confronted by three officers.

CS gas was used to "quickly" restrain the 26-year-old, from the Luton area, who is now in custody, Cdr Haydon said.

Finland 'terror attack': knife-wielding attacker 'shouting Allahu Akbar' stabs at least eight people leaving two dead

An injured victim lies at the scene of the attack in Turku, Finland

Two people have been killed and at least eight others have been hospitalised after a knife-wielding attacker went on the rampage in Finland.

Armed police officers are said to have shot one suspect in the leg after the group allegedly started stabbing people in the city of Turku this afternoon.

As they carried out the terrifying attack, cries of "Allahu Akbar" were apparently heard - although the phrase sounds like "watch out" in Finnish. Police said they cannot confirm if the man was shouting in Arabic.

At least eight people - reportedly including a woman with a pushchair - were hospitalised after the rampage, the city's hospital told local news agency STT.

Two people are said to have been killed.

The incident, which has sparked terror fears, comes just a day after a white van mowed down crowds of pedestrians in Barcelona, Spain, killing 14 and injuring more than 100 others.

An injured victim lies at the scene of the attack in Turku, Finland (Image: Twitter)

 

Barcelona attack: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

Media captionEyewitness tells the BBC: "Families were screaming for their kids"

Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas area, Catalan police and local officials say.

The rented vehicle sped along the pedestrian area that is popular with tourists, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover.

'Three Musketeer' jihadis get life sentences for UK terror plot

    Naweed Ali, Khobaib Hussain and Mohibur Rahman

    Image copyrightWEST MIDLANDS POLICEImage captionNaweed Ali, Khobaib Hussain and Mohibur Rahman were sentenced at the Old Bailey

    Three would-be jihadists who dubbed themselves the Three Musketeers have been jailed for life for plotting an attack on a police or military target.

    Naweed Ali, 29, Khobaib Hussain, 25, both of Sparkhill, Birmingham, and Mohibur Rahman, 33, of Stoke-on-Trent, had planned a "mass casualty attack".

    Tahir Aziz, 38, also from Stoke, was given a life term for the same crime.

    Gatestone Institute

    The Muslim Brotherhood: Peddling Sharia as Social Justice

    by Judith Bergman
    March 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

    • Human Rights Watch, an organization that is supposed to look out for victims of human rights abuses, not abusers of human rights is begging US decision makers not to designate the Muslim Brotherhood -- which, if it had its way, would take away everyone's human rights and substitute them with sharia law -- a foreign terrorist organization.

    • "Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope". — Muslim Brotherhood motto.

    • Conveniently, Hamas -- which according to article two of its charter, is "one of the wings of Moslem Brotherhood in Palestine" -- is, it seems, working on a new charter. The new charter would declare that Hamas is not a part of the Muslim Brotherhood, despite its always having been so. That way, is the Muslim Brotherhood's "narrative" of newfound "nonviolence" suddenly supposed to become believable?

    PAKISTAN – Christian bicycle mechanic arrested for “blasphemy” after refusing Muslim “holy man” discount

    Ashfaq Masih, a Christian bicycle mechanic from Lahore, has been arrested by police after being accused of “blasphemy”. After Ashfaq had repaired a local Muslim man’s bicycle, the man demanded a discount, claiming that he was a Sadhu – a term for a “holy man”, usually associated with Hinduism. Ashfaq refused and said that he did not follow anyone other than Jesus. A crowd gathered and one of them accused Ashfaq of “blasphemy” and called police, who arrested Ashfaq and officially registered a case against him on 15 June.

    In May, a Christian from Rawalpindi was sentenced to life imprisonment for “blasphemy”, despite lawyers stating that there was “no concrete evidence” against him. This latest arrest appears to be another case of Pakistan’s infamous “blasphemy” laws being used to settle personal grudges against the vulnerable Christian minority.

    JIHAD WATCH

    Exposing the role that Islamic jihad theology and ideology play in the modern global conflicts

    UK: Police scrambled as enraged Muslim mob gathers over Qur’ans found in dumpster

    The UK is not a Sharia state where copies of the Qur’an have to be treated with the utmost reverence, but the way things are going, as this story indicates, unless there are massive changes it will be soon.

    “VIDEO: Police Scrambled to Bradford as Quran in Skip Sparks Hysteria and Violent Threats,”

    by Liam Deacon, Breitbart, March 17, 2017 

    The Muslim Brotherhood is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” That’s from “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America,” by Mohamed Akram, May 19, 1991.

    Saudi Arabia has 'clear link' to UK extremism, report says

    Man holding Islamic State flag

    Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionThe Saudi Arabian embassy in London says Saudi itself has been subject to attacks by al-Qaeda and so-called Islamic State

    Saudi Arabia is the chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the UK, a new report has claimed.

    The Henry Jackson Society said there was a "clear and growing link" between Islamist organisations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence.

    The foreign affairs think tank called for a public inquiry into the role of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations.

    Nigeria Orders Christian Leaders to Cancel Day of Mourning, Prayer for Killed Christians

    Journalists, clergymen theatened for speaking out on violence.

    By Our Nigeria Correspondent

    The Rev. Musa Asake, CAN general secretary. (File photo)

    JOSNigeria, March 17, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Having warned journalists and Christian leaders to stop speaking out about anti-Christian violence in Nigeria, the government this week also ordered the cancellation of a day of prayer and national mourning for slain Christians, sources said.

    Christian leaders here said the day of prayer and mourning planned in churches across the country and abroad on Sunday (March 19) in memory of Christians killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen and others has been suspended on orders of the Nigerian government and security agencies. They said they have been under pressure and threat by government and security officials to cancel the program on claims that it would breach national security.

    The Rev. Dr. Musa Asake, general secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), said in a statement on Wednesday (March 15) that leaders had no other option than to suspend the program indefinitely.

    “CAN wishes to inform all Christians, both at home and abroad, that based on credible reports of concern, it has decided to suspend the Christian Day of Mourning formerly scheduled to take place globally on Sunday 19th March, 2017,” Asake said in the statement. “We took cognizance of the preparations that various Christian groups have made to participate in the program, which was designed, in all honesty and sincerity, to mourn the death of thousands of Christians murdered by religious insurgents.”

    The suspension of the program was due to “misunderstanding, misinterpretation and subsequent security concerns,” he said. “All Nigerian Christian assemblies are urged to have a normal Sunday worship on 19th March, 2017 but suspend any action on the Day of Mourning.”

    Christians should be careful and watchful, the statement added.

    “In the meantime, we are all urged to remain steadfast and resolute in the grace of God that Nigeria shall overcome the present distress and peace shall prevail all over the nation,” the statement concluded.

    Security agencies and the Nigerian government have recently threatened Christian leaders for speaking out against incessant attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Christian communities in central states such as Benue, Plateau, Kaduna, Nasarawa, and Niger, and by the Islamic extremist Boko Haram group in northeastern Nigeria.

    Earlier this month CAN President Samson Olasupo Ayokunle told the body’s National Executive Committee the failure of security agencies to arrest and charge the assailants in southern Kaduna has allowed the crisis to continue. He decried that killings have continued despite curfews, police presence and other security agencies in the area.

    “Recently, a Redeemed Christian Church of God building was burnt down in Dei- Dei, here in Abuja, very early in the morning,” he reportedly said. “What shall we do to these continuous provocations without any visible action by the law enforcement agents?”

    On March 6, advocacy group Jubilee Campaign noted at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland that a rising Fulani militancy has succeeded Boko Haram as the foremost violent threat in Nigeria. At a press conference at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, panelists said the alarming increase in militarization in north and central Nigeria has resulted in the death of 4,000 people in the past three years.

    “The rising militia is made up of members of the Fulani ethnic tribe. Therefore, they are referred to as the Fulani militants,” Jubilee said in a March 8 statement. “These militants have launched systematic attacks on farming communities that are predominately Christian. During their attacks, they kill villagers, raze homes, and destroy farmland. Many times, they then move in to occupy the attacked village.”

    Mark Jacob, former attorney general of Kaduna state, said at the event that Nigeria needed outside help because the government has proven unwilling to protect its citizens.

    “We keep complaining, the government appears to be uninterested in what we are saying, and that is why one of the reasons we are here is to ask for intervention,” Jacob said.

    If you would like to help persecuted Christians, visit http://morningstarnews.org/resources/aid-agencies/ for a list of organizations that can orient you on how to get involved.  

    If you or your organization would like to help enable Morning Star News to continue raising awareness of persecuted Christians worldwide with original-content reporting, please consider collaborating at http://morningstarnews.org/donate/?   

    Photo: The Rev. Musa Asake, CAN general secretary. (File photo)

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    Hospital in Pakistan Accused of Letting Christian Die Requests Arrest of Relatives

    ColleaguesMedical superintendent tries to pressure family to drop case

    sources say.By Our Pakistan Correspondent


     Civil Hospital Umerkot, in Sindh Province, Pakistan. (Morning Star News via Facebook)

    LAHORE, Pakistan, June 27, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Hospital officials are trying to pressure family members of a Christian who died from lack of treatment to drop charges against them by ordering their arrest, sources said.

    A court in Pakistan has ordered police to register a case against family members and colleagues of Christian sanitation worker Irfan Masih, who died on June 1 after doctors declined to provide him timely medical care, they said.

    Christian, 70, Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan as 106 Muslims Are Acquitted in 2013 Attack Separately, Christian on death row freed on bail. By Our Pakistan Correspondent

    LAHORE, Pakistan, February 6, 2017 (Morning Star News) – A 70-year-old Christian in Pakistan was jailed on blasphemy charges on the same day 106 Muslims accused in a 2013 attack on a Christian colony were acquitted.

    Muslim mobs attack a Christian area of Lahore in 2013 after blasphemy allegation. (Morning Star News, M. Ali)

    A mosque leader in the Lambanwali area north of Gujranwala, Punjab Province, on Jan. 28 accused Mukhtar Masih of writing two letters containing derogatory remarks about the Koran and Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, police records show. He was charged under Section 295-A, deliberate and malicious acts intending to outrage religious feelings, which carries a sentence of 10 years of prison and/or a fine, and under Section 298, derogatory remarks against “holy personages,” punishable by three years’ imprisonment and/or fine.

    Egypt launches air strikes in Libya in response to attack on Coptic Christians

     

    Egyptian forces on Friday launched air strikes on six jihadist training camps in Libya in retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt earlier in the day in which at least 28 people were killed, many of them children.

    In a televised address to Egypt's people, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said: "Before we spoke to you today, we launched a strike against one of the camps" where jihadists train.

    "Egypt will not hesitate in striking terror camps anywhere, either inside (the country) or outside it," Sisi added. According to state TV, a total of six targets were hit.

    The Telegraph

    Egypt drops case against men accused of beating Christian grandmother – but prosecutes her son for adultery 

     Coptic Christians walk outside St. Markos Church in Minya, where the attack took place

    Coptic Christians walk outside St. Markos Church in Minya, where the attack took placeCREDIT: AP PHOTO/ROGER ANIS 

    16 JANUARY 2017 • 2:35PM

    Egyptian prosecutors have dropped charges against three menaccused of stripping an elderly Christian woman naked and beating her during a sectarian riot, but are continuing to prosecute her son for allegedly having an affair with a Muslim neighbour’s wife. 

    Soad Thabet, a 70-year-old grandmother, was attacked in May by a mob of villagers who accused her Christian son of having an affair with a Muslim woman. Adultery is illegal in Egypt and there are laws against relationships between Christian men and Muslim women. 

    Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack

     

    Media captionAftermath of attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians

    Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others, officials say.

    The bus was travelling to the Monastery of St Samuel the Confessor, 135km (85 miles) south of Cairo, from Minya province when it came under fire.

    Berlin: suspect arrested, nine dead after truck crashes into Christmas market

    Many people also left injured after vehicle runs into night market, in what is suspected to have been a deliberate attack

     Nine killed in Berlin after truck drives into Christmas market – video report

     and  in Berlin, and

    Monday 19 December 2016 20.19 GMTFirst published on Monday 19 December 201619.48 GMT

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    At least nine people have been killed and many more injured, according to German police, after a truck ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin in what is believed to have been a deliberate attack.

    Three Teenage Women Arrested In East London On Suspicion Of Terror Offences

    The arrests were linked to an raid which saw a woman shot.

    Three teenage women have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences in an operation linked to a counter-terror raid which saw a woman shot and injured.

    The suspects, two aged 18 and one aged 19, were held after raids by the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Command in east London on Monday. 

    They are being questioned at a police station outside London on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts, the Press Association reported.

    HieronymusUkkel via Getty Images

    The suspects, two aged 18 and one aged 19, were held after raids by the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism unit

    Berlin: suspect arrested, nine dead after truck crashes into Christmas market

    Many people also left injured after vehicle runs into night market, in what is suspected to have been a deliberate attack

     Nine killed in Berlin after truck drives into Christmas market – video report

     and  in Berlin, and

    Monday 19 December 2016 20.19 GMTFirst published on Monday 19 December 201619.48 GMT

    View image on Twitter

    At least nine people have been killed and many more injured, according to German police, after a truck ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin in what is believed to have been a deliberate attack.

    Muslim campaign group appoints ‘extremist’ director

    Muslim campaign group appoints ‘extremist’ director
    © Azad Ali / Facebook

    A lobby group which campaigns against Islamophobia and the government’s Prevent anti-extremism program has appointed a director who critics claim is himself a proven extremist.

    Bomb kills 25 at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral

    By MARIAM FAM and HAMZA HENDAWI

    Associated Press

    CAIRO (AP) - Sunday morning Mass was drawing to a close at the chapel next to St. Mark's Cathedral, the seat of Egypt's ancient Coptic Orthodox Church, when Magdy Ramzy said there suddenly was a "shattering explosion like nothing I had ever heard before."

    A bomb ripped through the chapel in the cathedral complex in central Cairo, killing 25 people and wounding another 49, mostly women and children, one of the deadliest attacks on the country's Christian minority in recent memory.

    SLIPPED THROUGH THE NET 

    Stockholm terror attack – Arrested terror suspect was KNOWN to cops before he ‘deliberately ploughed into kids and shoppers’ in hijacked bomb-laden beer truck

    Sweden has seen an outpouring of grief with police saying they are now doing everything they can to investigate the horror

    By Brittany Vonow and Emma Lake

    A SUSPECTED terrorist deliberately drove at young children, sending prams flying as a stolen beer truck sped through a crowded shopping street in Stockholm, witnesses have said.

    Authorities have now confirmed that the suspect, a 39-year-old Uzbekistan-born man, had been on their radar for some time before the truck was high-jacked and used to plough through terrified crowds, killing four people and leaving 15 people, including two children, injured.

    Shocking footage shows the moment the truck ploughed through crowds in Stockholm
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    Shocking footage shows the moment the truck ploughed through crowds in Stockholm
    People rush to help the wounded after the horrific attack
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    People rush to help the wounded after the horrific attack that saw a stolen lorry plough through crowds in Stockholm
    The truck, taken from the scene overnight, was seen charred after crashing into the department store
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    US Republican President, Donald Trump

    US Republican President, Donald Trump

    November 9, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Donald Trump’s victory in the US elections is a “disaster” for the Arab and Muslim world, a Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson said today.

    Mamdouh Al-Muneer, a member of the supreme body of the Freedom and Justice Party, wrote on social media that the results of the elections were a catastrophe as a “racist” has ascended to the White House.

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    LAHORE: A prosecutor has reportedly asked members of a minority community facing trial in an anti-terrorism court over lynching of two men that he ‘can guarantee their acquittal’ if they renounce their faith and embrace Islam, rights activists claim.

    Some 42 Christians have been charged with lynching the two men after twin suicide blasts targeting a Sunday Mass in two churches in the Christian neighbourhood of Youhanabad in Lahore on March 15, 2015.

    14 dead, 75 injured in attack on Lahore’s Christian community

     Violent protests erupted after the blasts, with a mob lynching the two men, suspecting them of involvement in the blasts.

    Report: German military intelligence finds 20 Islamists in Bundeswehr

    The German government is planning security checks on all Bundeswehr applicants from July 2017 after 20 Islamists were uncovered in the army, a report says. It said more suspects in the ranks were being investigated.

    Deutschland Soldaten des Logistikbataillons 171 (picture-alliance/dpa/J. Wolf)

    German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen will soon propose legislation to carry out security checks on every aspiring Bundeswehr recruit, after the military counterespionage service (MAD) identified 20 Islamists in army ranks, a media report said on Saturday


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