1: “Bendigo (Oz) has never seen anything like it”
Frontline police trying to keep the rival groups apart were forced to use pepper spray as tensions boiled over.
Fearing the protests would turn violent, police pulled out all stops, drawing on members from outlying stations for support in what was dubbed one of the largest Victoria Police operations outside Melbourne.
A film on the life of Prophet Mohammad is expected to break box office records in Shi’ite Muslim Iran after its release on Thursday, but some Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world are demanding that Tehran ban it.
The state-sponsored “Mohammad, Messenger of God”, directed by Oscar-nominated director Majid Majidi, is at $40 million Iran’s most expensive movie to date.
“I decided to make this film to fight against the new wave of Islamophobia in the West. The Western interpretation of Islam is full of violence and terrorism,” Majidi was quoted as saying by Hezbollah Line, a conservative Iranian magazine.
(Sunni Muslims constitute approximately 5-10% of the Iranian population. I’m willing to bet they know how to use google maps well enough to find the theaters showing this film in a way that would significantly raise the premiums at the theaters)
(Not campaigning but prime ministerial with warnings about terrorism)
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Stephen Harper’s speech to a large Muslim conference on Friday was billed as prime ministerial, not political, but he still managed to squeeze in some Conservative messaging on Canada’s fight against terrorism.
The Conservative leader did not do any formal campaigning Friday, choosing instead to address to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Canada’s largest national Islamic convention, which kicked off a three-day conference in Mississauga.
The prime minister, who has Canadian warplanes bombing Islamist insurgents in Iraq and Syria, took the opportunity to embrace a Muslim group at home.
He praised the Ahmadiyya community for accepting Canadian ways, but he also spoke of terror threats.
“Last October, we had the brutal experience of ISIS-inspired violence on our own soil,” he said, a reference to the deadly Oct. 22 shooting on Parliament Hill.
(Canada should consider itself fortunate if it shows the intelligence to reelect Stephen Harper for another term. The bright side of the alternatives however, is that they would make great Bridge partners for Hillary Clinton should they be elected. Link to space video here)
(Why not just put everyone aboard any public transit in handcuffs and sedate them for the whole trip? Then there is no danger except from the affirmative action plans that force companies to hire terrorists to avoid an anti-discrimination lawsuit as drivers and operators? They banned knives at Ikea in Sweden so its clearly how they think)
PARIS – France’s interior minister says European countries will increase ID checks and baggage checks on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris.
Bernard Cazeneuve said the checks would be carried out “everywhere it is necessary” but did not give other details. He spoke after an emergency meeting Saturday in Paris with top security and transport officials from nine countries and the European Union in the wake of last week’s attack attempt.
5. Germany: Police detain antifa activists during far-right rally in Goslar
6. CNN Video and article seem to indicate that the Bangkok bomber may not be Turkish as his passports are fake and he has a lot of them, but that he appears to be a muslim.
A 63-year-old Queens man is being criminally charged with sexually fondling a preteen girl in the basement of a mosque, the borough’s chief prosecutor said Friday.
Md Uddin, of 97th Street in the Corona neighborhood, was being held on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, prosecutors said.
(He is just following in the way of the ‘prophet’ and child rapist Mohamed)
THE Mail can today exclusively reveal plans to build Europe’s ‘biggest’ mosque in Burton.
Religious leaders hope the new building will allow a minimum of 1,500 people to pray at the same time.
This would make it double the current capacity of 700 which can currently worship at one time at the Uxbridge Street site.
Around £200,000 of the £1 million needed has already been raised.
Architects’ drawings show it will be constructed in the car park of the current mosque, as well as in a neighbouring industrial building already owned by the mosque.
The plan will then see the current mosque demolished to make way for a car park. It is not yet known the exact size of the building, and planning permission is yet to be applied for and granted.
10. In Rotherham if a couple of muslims chase you down with machetes you had better be a social media adept. Calling the police will do nothing (except maybe get you on a list)
(World-wide except for terrorist supporting nations of course, like Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, The United States, Somalia, Sweden, the UAE and so on)
In an interview with Mikhail Gusman of the Russian new agency TASS which aired on Thursday on the Russia 24 TV channel, Egypt’s president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said “the world must come together to fight terrorism.”
El-Sisi said he and Russian officials discussed many topics during his three day visit to Moscow which ended Thursday, including economic cooperaton between the two countries and the fight against terrorism.
“I find in His Excellency President Putin great understanding of the situation in the Middle East, and the dangers posed by terrorism and extremism and their impact on the security and stability of the region, which can affect the wider world,” El-Sisi said.
El-Sisi stressed that terrorism is the “most dangerous of all world threats,” saying that countries can resolve their problems via international politics, while terrorists are not governed by any rules.
“The [terrorists] do anything they want,” he said. “So we all have to cooperate, not just the Middle Eastern countries, not just the countries of the US-led coalition against ISIS, not just the coalition in Yemen. We are talking about a strong block made up of the world’s powers.”
The IAEA says any activities Iran has undertaken at Parchin since U.N. inspectors last visited in 2005 could jeopardize its ability to verify Western intelligence suggesting Tehran carried out tests there relevant to nuclear bomb detonations more than a decade ago. Iran has dismissed the intelligence as “fabricated”.
Under a “road map” accord Iran reached with the IAEA parallel to its groundbreaking settlement with the global powers, it is required to give the Vienna-based watchdog enough information about its past nuclear activity to allow it to write a report on the long vexed issue by year-end.