Continental Breakfast

Swedenstan: Not a single asylum seeker fulfilled the job requirement

According to stricter asylum law from last year, permanent residence permits can be granted to immigrants who can provide themselves through work.

However from the 200 applications tested so far, no single immigrant has fulfilled the work requirements for such a claim.

Refugees directly flown from Libya to Italy in ‘historic’ first

A group of 162 “vulnerable” refugees were flown directly from Libya to Italy on Friday for the first time, a day hailed as “historic” by Interior Minister Marco Minniti.

“For the first time a humanitarian corridor has been opened from Libya to Europe. It’s a start,” Minniti said, adding: “Today is a historic day.”

Christie Blatchford: Pay raise for women at Wilfrid Laurier creates new inequity — for men

A pay hike for female faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University, made in the name of all that is sacred — fairness for women — has created a brand new wage inequity.

In the small finance group at the university’s business and economics school, for instance, the two women who were hired at the same time as male colleagues and paid the same, received a raise of about $6,000 each, leaving the 13 men far behind. That hike is much larger than the typical increase for merit pay.

Church allowed to remove pews to allow Muslim events – after court challenge over plans

St Thomas Werneth in Oldham has been given the green light to remove the pews so it is able to hold more events within the wider community.

In a ruling last month, Geoffrey Tattersall QC said the church would be allowed to remove the pews as the proposals would have “major public benefit outweighing any harm resulting from the loss of the pews”.

The area, which is close to Manchester, has an 88 per cent non White-British population.

Police probe video of Muslim girl beaten gang-style in Florida (DISTURBING)

A 14-year-old Muslim girl was violently beaten by her schoolmates in Florida. A video of the attack was posted by her father, who said the girl was bullied over her religion. Police have launched a probe into the attack.

The video was posted on Facebook by the girl’s father on Friday. Shakeel Munshi says that his daughter, a 9th grade student, was repeatedly bullied by several girls at West Boca High School in the city of Boca Raton, Florida “because she was Muslim.” She “decided to get this over [with]” and talk to the offenders. However, she was “beaten badly by [a] gang of girls” on Thursday, he said.