A mayoral candidate for Norway’s ruling Progress Party has been accused of hate crimes after he blacked up his face for a sketch lampooning Muslim women who are beaten by their husbands.
Johnny Olaussen, who Progress has put forward to be mayor of Gamvik in Norway’s far northern Finnmark county, performed the sketch at a party meeting over the weekend.“They’re blacking themselves up and ridiculing foreigners,” Annik Eriksson from the Nora centre against violence and abuse told NRK. “These are hate crimes. The Progress Party must reject this and apologise.”
An explosion at a crowded market in the north-east state of Borno in Nigeria has killed at least 47 people, officials say.
As many as 52 people are believed to have been injured, a military source told Reuters news agency.
The blast struck Jebo livestock market in Sabon Gari town in southern Borno at about 13:30 local time (12:30 GMT), sources said.
Suspected Boko Haram militants have have killed hundreds in the state.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A Cameroon troop commander says forces killed 10 suspected Boko Haram fighters who had launched an attack on a town bordering Nigeria.
Col. Jacob Kodji said Tuesday that hundreds of fighters entered the border town of Ashigashia in Cameroon early Tuesday, shooting into the air. He said the insurgents retreated when reinforcements arrived to back the Cameroonian soldiers.
Col. Kodji said two soldiers were seriously wounded and 10 attackers were killed. He said some arrests were made. He said no civilian casualties were reported.
“We here hear talk of the ‘unbearable’ number of asylum seekers, an attitude that is unfortunately fed by these salesmen” who are merely pandering to voters, Nunzio Galantino, secretary general of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI), said in an interview on Vatican Radio.
The head of the anti-immigration Northern League party, Matteo Salvini, was quick to lash out at the Roman Catholic Church, saying “those who defend this illegal invasion, which is ruining Italy, either don’t understand or are making money” from the migrant arrivals.
(Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the Vatican its own country/city within Rome? Why don’t they let the Italians decide on their immigration and the Vatican can agree to take in 10,000 muslim refugees. They can afford it. Let them lead by example and the rest of us can decide what to do based on how it works out for them)
5. A woman who was shouting things about islam that were negative, has been arrested, charged, convicted etc. and also named in the press very quickly. She was charged with a thought crime that doesn’t even apply. Racism. Against an ideology which is not a race. And again, she was named in the press very quickly. If only she had been a muslim and killed a few people. She would be well protected. At least in Sweden.
A depraved Islamic State militant used an 11-year-old sex slave as a human shield by strapping her to the bonnet of his car while driving into battle.
The terrified girl was left screaming for her life after being tied to the windscreen of a Humvee military vehicle to protect her captor from enemy gunfire.
8. North Korea doubles enrichment capacity and demonstrates increased aggression
(I guess they will have to start making science-fiction movies in Montana)
The Peoples Republic of California has long been a PC police state. Now it has taken a giant leap forward in its restriction on human rights, this one coupled with an assault on the English language. On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed three illegal immigration-related measures, including one that removes the word “alien” from California’s labor code because it is seen as a disparaging term for those not born in the United States.
The other two bills allow non-citizens in high school to serve as election poll workers and protect the rights of immigrant minors in civil lawsuits.
The bill banning “alien” is needed to modernize state labor law, in the same way many newspapers have stopped using the term “illegal alien,” said state Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), author of the bill.
The BBC reports:
Five members of one family have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences in east London.
Scotland Yard arrested a 51-year-old man, a woman aged 53 and three females aged 16, 17 and 19.
All were arrested on suspicion of possessing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism. They are in police custody.
The man was also arrested on suspicion of possessing false identity documents.
Police said the 16-year-old girl had previously been arrested in July on suspicion of preparation of terrorism and had been bailed until September.
(Bailed on terror charges?)