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Police investigate pork attack on Belfast Islamic centre

Police in Northern Ireland are treating as a hate crime an incident in which pork was forced through the letterbox of an Islamic centre on Christmas Eve.

Raied al-Wazzan, the treasurer of the Islamic Centre in south Belfast, described those responsible as “ignorant people”. He said: “We believe these people do not represent the vast majority of Northern Ireland. We have received many messages of support. They will not succeed. We have a very good relationship with all communities in Northern Ireland and we work hard with our outreach.”

Cologne: Antifa Announce They Will Harass Cops On New Year’s Eve

“Cologne Against Right – Antifascist Action Committee” announce that on New Year’s Eve night, they will monitor the police, to prevent “racial profiling” by the police.

The group criticize that, in order to prevent the mass taharrush of New Year’s Eve 2015 from being repeated, 2016 police had stopped thousands of male, young Nafris from entering the square between Cathedral and train station.

Canada moves a step closer to legalizing witchcraft, sorcery and fortune telling

If you have ever dressed as Harry Potter or the Wicked Witch of the East for Halloween in Canada, you have committed a criminal offence.

Section 365 of Canada’s criminal code currently makes it an offence to pretend to practice witchcraft, sorcery, fortune telling, or occult[1].

But the House of Commons recently passed Bill C-51[2] that repeals section 365 from the criminal code, bringing it a step close to becoming the law of the land.

Reports: PA President Mahmoud Abbas Instructs Staff to Sever Ties With U.S.

The Palestinian Authority’s rift with the U.S. is growing deeper, according to Israeli media outlets.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas president has come to see U.S. President Donald Trump as “a lost cause,” according to the Tims of Israel.

The PA leader reportedly instructed his staff to sever all ties with US diplomatic officials at every level, including relations between the Palestinians and American diplomats posted at the U.S. Consulate in East Jerusalem.

Canadian government retaliates by expelling Venezuelan diplomat

Canada will expel a Venezuelan diplomat and bar that country’s ambassador from returning, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday after the South American nation booted envoys from Brazil and Canada for criticizing its rights record.

Western nations and Latin American neighbours have been increasingly critical of President Nicolas Maduro this year, accusing him of stamping on democracy and human rights. Venezuela accuses foreign governments of trying to encourage a right-wing coup.