(Watch this story carefully. There is something big under these headlines I suspect)
Fearing an Islamist attack, police in Germany’s northern port city of Bremen have swooped after adopting “security measures in the public arena.” Apart from detentions and an arrest, an Islamic center was searched.
Federal authorities had been receiving tip-offs since Friday evening about the activities of potential Islamists, the police said, without clarifying whether it was a terrorist threat.
People in Bremen were said to have remained relaxed despite the apparent threat. A Bundesliga match between Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg at the Weser stadium went ahead as planned.
(She can buy a really nice new car for that!)
A crowdfunding campaign in support of a Quebec woman who was refused her day in court because she was wearing a hijab has raised more than $20,000 in its first day.
Two Vancouver residents launched the campaign on Friday to help Rania El-Alloul buy a car.
It’s in response to a judge’s refusal to hear her case against the Quebec automotive insurance board, which had seized her vehicle.
Just days ago, the generals were trumpeting plans to knock ISIS out of its most important stronghold in Iraq. Now, those plans are on indefinite hold.
The U.S. military’s goal to retake Iraq’s second largest city from the self-proclaimed Islamic State has been pushed back several months at least, defense officials told The Daily Beast. That’s a major shift for the Pentagon, which recently announced that the first major ground offensive in the war against ISIS could come in the next few weeks.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Norwegian police have arrested radical Kurdish radical cleric Najmadin Faraj Ahmad, also known as Mullah Krekar.
Krekar’s alleged website announced on Thursday that police had entered into the cleric’s home in Oslo without uniforms and charged him with publicly encouraging violent acts.
The cleric will be transferred to the court for sentencing and it is not clear whether he is going to be released or put in jail, the website said.
In a recent interview with Norwegian TV station NRK, Mullah Krekar expressed happiness over the January 7 Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine, and called on the youth of Norway to go to Syria.
7. Australia: ‘I will take the honour in beheading you’: Senator Jacqui Lambie receives vile threatening letter
POLICE are investigating a poison pen letter claiming that terrorists plan to behead Tasmanian Senator Jacquie Lambie unless she helps introduce sharia law in Australia.
The letter warns that “you are the enemy of Islamic State, therefore, I will take the honour in beheading you”.
It includes graphic images of a man having his head sliced off by a knife.
Her office conceded the letter could be a fake threat, linked to opponents of a new mosque in Adelaide, but said that they were taking the threat seriously and had referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police.
It claims to have been prepared by the “Adelaide Islamic State Mujahideen” and makes references to plans to build a mosque in Adelaide, suggesting that the development would represent a celebration of Lindt gunman Haron Monis’s efforts to expand the Islamic State’s philosophy.
Thank you M., Liberty Dk., Don C., CB Sashenka, GoV., UK Pete, and so many more that a profoundly busy day has made it difficult to keep track of. But you know who you are.
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