How inconvenient for the mainstream narrative. Deputy assistant Metropolitan police commissioner Neil Basu said in March: “We must all accept that there is a possibility we will never understand why he did this. That understanding may have died with him.” Anything to avoid noting an Islamic motivation.
Accompanied by a 1,500-strong entourage, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz arrived in Indonesia on March 1 for a nine-day gala tour. He was welcomed warmly not only as the monarch of one of the world’s richest countries, but as the custodian of Islam’s two holiest cities, Mecca and Medina.
While appearing to be taking a holiday rather than embarking on an official state visit — the 81-year-old sovereign spent six days at a resort in Bali — the king had some serious business to attend to. In what was advertised as an effort to promote “social interaction” between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia — with His Majesty announcing a billion-dollar aid package, unlimited flights between the two countries and the allotment of 50,000 extra spots per year for Indonesian pilgrims to make the hajj to Mecca and Medina – it seems as if the real purpose of the trip was to promote and enhance Salafism, an extremist Sunni strain, in the world’s largest Muslim country, frequently hailed in the West as an example of a moderate Islamic society.
On a clear day the channel dividing Chios from the Turkish coast does not look like a channel at all. The nooks and crevices of Turkey’s western shores, its wind turbines and summer homes could, to the naked eye, be a promontory of the Greek island itself. For the men, women and children who almost daily make the crossing in dinghies and other smuggler craft, it is a God-given proximity, the gateway to Europe that continues to lure.
Samuel Aneke crossed the sea almost a year ago on 1 June. Like those before him, and doubtless those who will follow, he saw the five-mile stretch as the last hurdle to freedom. “You could say geography brought me here,” said the Nigerian, a broad smile momentarily dousing his otherwise dour demeanour. “But it was not supposed to keep me prisoner.”
Warning… Guardian piece.
According to a Palestinian Authority broadcast, Israel is using sex as a weapon and the CIA is controlling global moods through hallucinogens.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The father of a blogger who was killed this week in the Maldives said Friday that his son received death threats for months from local gangs who appeared to hold radical religious views.
Hussain Rasheed, the father of Yameen Rasheed who was stabbed to death on Sunday, told reporters in neighbouring Sri Lanka that his son was a Muslim who spoke out in his blog against rising radical Islamic views in the Indian Ocean archipelago state.
A 21-year-old teacher arrested by anti-terror police in London was allegedly plotting to attack a police officer.
Yesterday it emerged that Mohamed Amoudi was investigated for allegedly attempting to travel to Syria to join ISIS, and was held by police in 2015.
Amoudi’s activity on social media expressing radical religious views had previously been investigated by police.
A would-be jihadi bride who was caught with an Al-Qaeda bomb making manual and researched how to join ISIS has been jailed for 18 months.
Jade Campbell, 26, was arrested after an anonymous message was sent to the Anti-Terrorism Hotline claiming Westfield shopping centre and Victoria Coach Station were being targeted with explosives.
A 12-year-old girl has been forced to drop out of a chess tournament because she was wearing an ‘improper’ and ‘seductive’ dress.
The chess champion was told in the middle of the second round of the competition that her clothing was a ‘temptation from a certain angle far, far away’ and that she must change.
But the girl – who was taking part in the National Scholastic Chess Championship 2017 in Putrajaya, Malaysia – felt ‘harassed and humiliated’ after the comments by the tournament’s chief arbiter.
Italian police said on Friday that they had helped break up an 11-person terror cell based in Berlin not long after Anis Amri allegedly plowed a truck into a Christmas market in the city, killing 12 people.
The operation to dismantle the group was completed at the end of January but is just now being revealed. The investigation into the group began after authorities picked up two of the cell’s members in the Italian port of Ancona on December 4, 2016.
Heavily armed Metropolitan police threw Jewish activists out of an event hosted by a Labour MP at Parliament this week after they asked ‘disruptive questions’, MailOnline can reveal.
Mark Hendrick, MP for Preston, chaired the pro-Palestinian event which was organised by the controversial Palestine Return Centre (PRC). The group has been accused of links with Hamas, though a spokesman denied this.
The main speaker at Tuesday’s event – which was held to discuss Israeli conduct in Jerusalem – was Kamal Hawwash of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, who used his speech to accuse Israel of being ‘an expert at inciting hatred’.
March 1. More than 4,000 millionaires emigrated from Germany in 2016, compared to 1,000 millionaires who left the country in 2015, according to the 2017 Global Wealth Migration Review. Before the migration crisis erupted in 2015, millionaires were leaving Germany at the rate of only a few hundred per year. Most of Germany’s millionaires, citing deteriorating security, left for Australia, Canada, the United States, Dubai and Israel. The mass exodus of wealth is hollowing out Germany’s tax base at a time when the German government is spending tens of billions of euros for the upkeep of millions of refugees and migrants from the Muslim world. The report’s editor, Andrew Amoils, warned that the wealthy are a kind of early warning system for society. Due to their financial status, education and international contacts, they can emigrate more easily than others. Over the longer term, however, their exodus portends increased emigration from among the middle class, according to the report.
This is the moment a woman in a burka was dragged off a packed bus by undercover police in the same operation that led to another young female Muslim being shot streets away.
Exclusive MailOnline footage shows the bus passenger in Muslim dress, believed to be in her early 20s, screaming as at least five officers snatched her off public transport on Willesden High Road last night.
She was bundled into a doorway next to a convenience store, forced to lower her veil to show her face and had her bags searched after being trailed by undercover police.
A recent study meant to alleviate fears of Islamic immigration into France has done the opposite with shocking findings that a near majority of Muslims in the suburbs, have extremist Islamic views.
Police say an ‘active terror plot’ was foiled when they shot a 20-year-old woman in the arm and stomach before she was carried out on a stretcher still wearing her burka.
Dramatic video footage shows the moment elite Met officers smashed their way into the terraced house in Willesden, north London at about 7pm last night.
Armed officers forced open the door, ran up to the first floor flat belonging to a Somalian family and then threw in CS canisters before ‘at least six’ shots rang out including two that shattered an upstairs window.
A British woman who fled Syria after spending two years in Islamic State-held territory must face justice on her return to the UK, her father said yesterday.
Kolsoma Begum, 22, and her Muslim convert husband Stefan Aristidou, 23, were arrested after surrendering to authorities in Turkey last week.
The British-born couple, who joined Islamic State in 2015, were held on suspicion of terror offences in Kilis, a Turkish town three miles from the Syrian border.
She joined ISIS, there is nothing “angelic” about her.