May 1. Army cadets in Scotland were warned not to wear their uniforms in public because they could be targeted by jihadists.
May 1. Three female teenagers were arrested in East London on terrorism charges. The arrests were in connection with an anti-terror operation in London on April 27 in which a woman wearing a burqa was shot by police. Police said that an active terror plot had been foiled.
May 2. Samata Ullah, a 34-year-old jihadist from Cardiff, was sentenced to eight years in prison for five terror offenses, including membership of the Islamic State, as well being involved in training terrorists and preparing for terrorist acts. Ullah, a British national of Bangladeshi origin, was a key member of a group calling itself the “Cyber Caliphate Army” and gave other members of IS advice on how to communicate using sophisticated encryption techniques.
Europe has been hit by a fresh ransomware virus as a British advertising firm, the Ukrainian government and Russian oil companies were all affected.
London-based WPP, the world’s largest ad agency, was the first on UK soil to report problems, with staff told to turn off their computers and not to use the WiFi.
The Ukrainian government has also been badly hit, with the state power distributor, Kiev’s main airport, the national bank and several communications firms all hit as supermarket tills and even ATMs went offline.
Companies in Norway, Russia, Denmark and France are among those to have confirmed issues so far, with Spain, India, and the US believed to have been affected.
A Muslim woman who was attacked by a stranger in Milwaukee in April told police that she did not believe that she was targeted because of her religion, a statement which is at odds with how her story was portrayed in the media by local and national Muslim civil rights groups.
“In this attack of the Muslim woman, we know of no evidence that would indicate that this attack was anything but a hate crime,” Munjed Ahmad, a lawyer for the woman and board member of American Muslims for Palestine, claimed at a press conference held on April 14, four days after the 58-year-old woman was assaulted while walking home from prayer services at the Islamic Society of Milwaukee.
But police incident reports, obtained by TheDC through an open records request, paint a different picture.
Andrej Babis, tipped to become the next Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, has backed the government’s decision to fight the European Union’s attempts to impose a compulsory migrant quota on the country.
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court rightly agreed to review lower court rulings on President Trump’s travel ban and partially stayed injunctions imposed by leftist judges, Trump should decide what to do about dual citizens from Canada after the June 21 terrorist attack in Flint, Michigan, committed by a Canadian man who is also a citizen of Tunisia — a place well known for supplying the largest number of fighters to the Islamic State.
Recent changes in Canadian policies mean Amor Ftouhi, the terrorist who stabbed a police officer in the Flint airport while shouting “Allahu Akbar” won’t lose his Canadian citizenship. Canada’s recently passed Bill C-6 also reverses former policies, allowing dual citizens to retain citizenship even if they join and fight with ISIS.
From Allan West… Only in the multicultural fantasy world that exists in Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s head would wearing Ramadan-themed socks to a gay pride parade make sense.
In a shocking new undercover video investigation, Project Veritas has confirmed via an Atlanta based CNN producer that the Russia hysteria concerning President Donald Trump is in fact a political witch hunt.
Google will stop scanning the content of emails sent by Gmail users in an attempt to reassure business customers of the confidentiality of their communications.
The company did read the emails in personal Gmail accounts in order to target users with personalised adverts but said in a blogpost it would stop doing so in order to “more closely align” its business and consumer products. Its business offering, part of G Suite, has never involved scanning emails.