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Kazakhstan Atheist Faces 7 Years Jail: "My criticism of religion was interpreted as incitement of religious enmity and strife" - Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs

Kazakhstan Atheist Faces 7 Years Jail: "My criticism of religion was interpreted as incitement of religious enmity and strife" - Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs | UNITED CRUSADERS AGAINST ISLAMIFICATION OF THE WEST | Scoop.it
“My criticism of religion was interpreted as incitement of religious enmity and strife.” This is the same tactic that devout Muslims use everywhere to shut down all criticism of jihad terror and Sharia oppression: they claim that any criticism, no matter how reasoned, how judicious, how abundantly supported by the evidence, is “hatred” and “bigotry,” …
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Iraq War Casualty Pictures..WARNING ! IMAGES HERE ARE EXTREMELY GRAPHIC !!! XXXXX

Iraq War Casualty Pictures..WARNING ! IMAGES HERE ARE EXTREMELY GRAPHIC !!!  XXXXX | UNITED CRUSADERS AGAINST ISLAMIFICATION OF THE WEST | Scoop.it

A REMINDER OF THE REALITY OF THE HORRORS OF WARFARE

Not for the squeamish!!..... but to illustrate what horrors have been endured by both sides in Iraq.....as we sit cocooned and protected with our laptops and computers,whilst others to do our dirty work ....

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Violence-threat Muslim men get Asbos

Violence-threat Muslim men get Asbos | UNITED CRUSADERS AGAINST ISLAMIFICATION OF THE WEST | Scoop.it
A group of Muslim men have been given three-year anti-social behaviour orders (Asbo) for threatening violence.

The 12 were convicted of public order offences after disorder at a Edgware Road march and an Oxford Street Dawah - where Islam is preached - in 2013.

At the Old Bailey, they were barred from joining groups of five or more.

The men said their ability to practise Islam would be inhibited by the order, but Judge Paul Worsley QC ruled the decision "appropriate".

Attacked with placards
He said: "They are prepared to behave in a way which is wholly unacceptable and which involved violence or the threat of violence to members of the public who were going about their day to day activities in busy London streets."

Scotland Yard said on 1 May a protest on Edgware Road saw people affiliated, to the now proscribed, Terrorist organisation 'Al Muhajiroun' protesting against Shi'ite Muslims, chanting sectarian slogans and carrying inflammatory banners.

The force said the incident culminated in an attack on two members of the public who were beaten to the floor, punched, kicked and struck with wooden placards.

The Met added that on 8 May, during a Dawah on Oxford Street, members of the group "set upon" some football fans following an earlier clash between the two groups.

At the time of the hearing in June, Commander Duncan Ball, said: "People in London have a right to go about their daily lives without being put in fear by this type of criminal behaviour."

As part of the asbo the group are also prohibited from burning items other than for smoking or to keep warm.

The 12 men are:

Mira Ali, 40
Karman Khan, 30
Mohan Udine, 37
Minim Abdul, 33
Jalap Ahmed, 26
Abu Aziz, 32
Yusuf Basher, 34
Mushier Raman, 33
Queer Ahmed, 30
Nasser Khan, 30
Mohammed Laager, 35
and Jordan Horner. 31,
Horner is already subject to a five-year Asbo for spreading extremist religious views during vigilante patrols in east London that called for a Shari State in the UK.

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New York man charged with trying to buy ricin 'death pills' online

New York man charged with trying to buy ricin 'death pills' online | UNITED CRUSADERS AGAINST ISLAMIFICATION OF THE WEST | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - A Manhattan man tried to buy the biological toxin ricin from an undercover agent posing as a drug vendor on an online black marketplace, U.S. authorities said in criminal charges unsealed on Tuesday.

The man, Cheng Le, has been in federal custody since he was arrested on Dec. 23, and is set to appear in federal court on Friday, according to the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office.

His lawyer Patrick Brackley said Le intends to plead not guilty. "It's a complex case and we're working through the facts," he said.

A grand jury indicted Le on one count of attempting to obtain a biological toxin and one count of using a false name in the furtherance of unlawful business, according to the court filings.

The criminal complaint against Le said he used an unidentified black marketplace located within the "dark web," a space on the Internet in which users' true identities remain hidden while they communicate. Le allegedly contacted an agent who had taken over an online identity that had been previously used by a trafficker in illicit materials and asked to buy several lethal doses of ricin, a highly potent toxin derived from castor oil plant seeds.

"Do you have any recommendation for administering the dose?" Le wrote to the agent, according to the complaint. "Injection can be difficult to pull off. Ricin doesn't work immediately. You wouldn't expect the target not to fight back after being jabbed."

The complaint said Le wanted the agent to send the ricin to a shipping store near his apartment where he maintained a postal box. He appeared to have plans to resell the ricin to buyers looking for ways to commit murder without being detected, and later asked the agent to put the ricin into pill form: "If you can make them into simple and easy death pills, they'd become bestsellers," he wrote, according to the complaint.

U.S. authorities have been working to crack down on online marketplaces for drugs and other illegal materials. Over the past two years they have seized and shut down several such sites, including the black market bazaar Silk Road, whose alleged founder Ross Ulbricht is currently on trial in New York for related offenses. Authorities last year shut down a successor site, Silk Road 2.0, but other sites, including one called Evolution Marketplace, are still operation, according to the cyber watchdog group Digital Citizens Alliance.

(Reporting By Emily Flitter; Editing by Tom Brown)
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France sends Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier for anti-ISIS op in Iraq

France sends Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier for anti-ISIS op in Iraq | UNITED CRUSADERS AGAINST ISLAMIFICATION OF THE WEST | Scoop.it
French President Francois Hollande has announced that the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier is ready for use in military operations against Islamic State in Iraq. The warship is to work in cooperation with coalition forces combatting the militants.

In a speech onboard the aircraft carrier on Wednesday, Hollande told military personnel that that the Charlie Hebdo massacre carried out by Islamic extremists last week “justifies the presence of our aircraft carrier.”

"Thanks to the Charles de Gaulle we will have intelligence ... we may also conduct operations in Iraq," Hollande said.

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is the flagship of the French fleet, and is currently cruising off France’s southern coast in the Mediterranean.

The carrier is the largest Western European warship currently in commission, and is France’s only nuclear-powered surface vessel. The ship can carry 20 to 25 aircraft, including Super Etendard strike-fighter aircraft, Rafale M multirole fighter aircraft, as well as Aster missiles.

The ship’s deployment, during which it will provide airstrikes against Islamic State militants, is expected to last until May at the earliest.
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Preacher who radicalised Charlie Hebdo killers a nursing intern in A&E unit at victims' hospital

Preacher who radicalised Charlie Hebdo killers a nursing intern in A&E unit at victims' hospital | UNITED CRUSADERS AGAINST ISLAMIFICATION OF THE WEST | Scoop.it
The man who allegedly radicalised the Kouachi brothers involved in the Paris terror attacks is now a nursing intern in the accident and emergency unit of the hospital where victims of the Charlie Hebdo shootings were taken.

In an extraordinary twist, Farid Benyettou, 32, the former ‘emir’ of the Buttes Chaumont cell, has been working at the Pitie-Salpetrier Hospital in Paris since December.

He was an inflammatory figure of the 19th arrondissement and the Adda’wa mosque and known for his radical preaching of Islam.

According to Le Parisien, Benyettou, also linked to the Salafist Group for Preaching Combat, met the brothers in the early 2000s. He urged his followers to wage jihad in Iraq.

In 2005 he was indicted for ‘criminal association in relation to a terrorist enterprise’ and sentenced with Cherif Kouachi to six years in prison three years later.

During Cherif’s questioning in 2005 he said that from the Koranic courses taught by his mentor, he ‘really felt the truth was there before me when he spoke’.

Released from prison in 2011, Benyettou started nursing training a year later before joining the A&E unit at the Pitie-Salpetriere. 

He has been described as ‘a studious and discreet student.’

Le Parisien claims that in the heightened atmosphere of the shootings and the tenseness surrounding the city, hospital management removed the on-call schedules from view.
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Islamic unity, sole path to have Israel to perish

Islamic unity, sole path to have Israel to perish | UNITED CRUSADERS AGAINST ISLAMIFICATION OF THE WEST | Scoop.it
A senior Iranian expert in regional affairs says the ISIL terror group and its likes have served as a tool in the hand of the enemies in demoting the Muslim cause of Palestinian liberation.
Fouad Izadi was speaking to Qods News Agency on the sidelines of an international conference in Tehran on Muslim unity.

The university professor said the terror groups sought to present a perceived threat of Shia as the main issue for the Muslim community in a campaign that may only be identified with the US and Israeli foreign policy.

The expert said the terror groups have been a drain on Muslim resources as they diverted the Muslim attention from the Zionist regime to internal discords. Izadi singled out the case of Syria in his argument.

The expert said the unity conference could be instrumental in refocusing the Muslim attention on the Palestinian issue and having them united in an anti-Israeli struggle.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the senior Iranian expert said the Israeli lobby continues to influence the US foreign policy including in the Islamophobia propaganda. “The influence could be traced in the US cultural sphere, Hollywood and social circles,” Izadi added.

28th International Conference on Islamic Unity started in Tehran on Wednesday under the banner of ‘single Muslim community, challenges and solutions.’ It wrapped up Friday.

The participant approved the idea that the Palestinian issue and the struggle against the Zionist regime was a key foreign policy for the Muslim community.

The scholars also underlined the idea that hostile states have played a key role in the emergence of the ISIL terror group and its negative effect on the Palestinian issue.
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'Every single French Jew I know has left Paris' says editor

'Every single French Jew I know has left Paris' says editor | UNITED CRUSADERS AGAINST ISLAMIFICATION OF THE WEST | Scoop.it
Jews are fleeing terror-hit Paris because of growing anti-Semitism in France, one of Britain's most influential Jewish journalists said today.

Stephen Pollard, editor of the Jewish Chronicle, spoke out after an Islamic terrorist took six people hostage and held them captive in a Kosher supermarket in the French capital.

This afternoon police ordered all shops in a famous Jewish neighborhood in central Paris to close.

The mayor's office in Paris announced the closure of shops along the Rosiers street in Paris' Marais neighborhood, in the heart of the tourist district and less than a mile away from the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo where 12 people were killed on Wednesday.

Hours before the Jewish Sabbath, the street is usually crowded with French Jews and tourists alike.

Mr Pollard said today's terror attack in Paris, linked to the massacre at the office of Charlie Hebdo, will force more French Jews to flee the country.

Many are moving to Britain or to Israel, according to a report published in the newspaper last year. 

He said the fact that a terrorist had chosen to target a Jewish store was no 'fluke'. 

In a series of tweets he said: 'Every single French Jew I know has either left or is actively working out how to leave'.

'So, it's a fluke that the latest target is a kosher grocer, is it?

'What's going on in France - outrages that have been getting worse for years - put our antisemitism problems in perspective'. 

The hostage situation in the Porte de Vincennes part of the city is ongoing today.

But amid fears the terror attack may be linked to anti-Semitism police have also demanded that shops on Rue des Rosiers, in the Jewish quarter of Paris, to close early 'as a precaution' in case of further violence.  

18 months ago France had around 500,000 Jewish residents - the largest population in the EU - but this may now be below 400,000, Mr Pollard's newspaper said.
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Night that the lights went out on Eiffel Tower... ROBERT HARDMAN describes a change in tempo at vigils as shock turns to a mix of anger, defiance and great anxiety

Night that the lights went out on Eiffel Tower... ROBERT HARDMAN describes a change in tempo at vigils as shock turns to a mix of anger, defiance and great anxiety | UNITED CRUSADERS AGAINST ISLAMIFICATION OF THE WEST | Scoop.it
They were the words which built a nation but you can hardly see them engraved on this famous Paris landmark any more. They’ve been obscured by all the posters, banners, candles and bouquets.

Rather than ‘Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité’, we now see ‘Je suis Charlie’.

Dominating the great Place de la Republique is the statue of the French national figurehead, Marianne, standing proudly above that great motto of the Revolution. Last night, even she had become ‘Charlie’ too.

Thousands had gathered here with the Mayor of Paris and the mayors of all the city’s 20 districts to light candles, lay wreaths and urge restraint.

Shortly afterwards, on the other side of the city, that epitome of all things French paid her respects.

On the stroke of 8pm, the lights went out on the Eiffel Tower.

As a three-dimensional grand tableau, this was one hell of a cartoon.

The shock of Wednesday’s massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine, just a few minutes’ walk from Republique, has now given way to a mix of anger, defiance and great anxiety.

In the immediate aftermath, there had been a series of silent vigils across the nation. Last night, there was noisy chanting. Nothing incendiary. ‘Charlie n’est pas mort!’, ‘Char-Liberte’ – that sort of thing. But there has unquestionably been a change of tempo.

Yet behind all that ‘Je suis Charlie’ bravado, there is also a genuine sense of fear.

How could two home-grown assassins do something like this and get away with it? Who is next?

With the murder of yet another police officer in a Paris suburb at dawn yesterday followed by fresh reports of shoot-outs and police chases throughout the day, rumours were coming thick and fast.

A midday silence across the nation, heralded by the mighty bells of Notre Dame Cathedral, did nothing to calm the nerves. Vans full of fidgety armed police sat outside the offices of all the main French media outlets.
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Muslim clerics ban everything from botox to coffee in Malaysia

Muslim clerics ban everything from botox to coffee in Malaysia | UNITED CRUSADERS AGAINST ISLAMIFICATION OF THE WEST | Scoop.it
Muslim clerics have issued fatwas banning everything from yoga to Valentines Day in Malaysia in a bid to stop the influence of Western culture.

While Malaysia is a bastion of Islam, many residents see themselves as both devout to their faith and cosmopolitan in their interests.

But as Malaysia becomes more modern in its thinking and culture its state-backed religious authorities are fighting to slow progress by issuing some 1,500-plus rulings.
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The British soldier tortured by Angelina Jolie prison camp guard  

The British soldier tortured by Angelina Jolie prison camp guard   | UNITED CRUSADERS AGAINST ISLAMIFICATION OF THE WEST | Scoop.it
In the movie, Officer Matsuhiro Watanabe relentlessly tortures the one-time Olympic hero Louis Zamperini. Now the only British survivor has told MailOnline: 'He was a psychopath.'
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What failed Palestinian UN statehood bid means - Telegraph

What failed Palestinian UN statehood bid means - Telegraph | UNITED CRUSADERS AGAINST ISLAMIFICATION OF THE WEST | Scoop.it
By Inna Lazareva, Tel Aviv11:00PM GMT 30 Dec 2014
On Monday, the Palestinians tabled a UN Security Council Resolution, calling for the establishment of a Palestinian state and an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.
What does the resolution say?
Amongst other points, the resolution specifies:
1. A one-year deadline for the conclusion of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations
2. A three-year deadline for Israel to completely withdraw from occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem
3. The establishment of East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state
The resolution also calls for Israel to stop building settlements in occupied territories, stop constructing its separation barrier and to release Palestinian prisoners, amongst other demands.
There were previous versions of the resolution. How does the text tabled on 29th December differ?
The newly amended text represents a considerable hardening of the Palestinian position, compared to the previous versions.
It is noticeably sharper particularly when it comes to the question of Jerusalem - the previous text called for Jerusalem to be a shared capital between Israel and Palestine, whilst the new text calls for East Jerusalem to be the capital of Palestinian state - a red line for Israel.
The new version also adds a new sixth core negotiation condition. Alongside borders, security arrangements, the question over refugees, the status of Jerusalem, and the sharing of water resources, the release of Palestinian prisoners is also added to the list of issues to be resolved in negotiations for a two-state solution.
The text also strongly emphasises the demand “for the complete cessation of all Israeli settlement activities in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem”, and recalls the International Court of Justice’s 2004 non-binding advisory opinion on the separation barrier.
Why have the Palestinians decided to go to the UN Security Council now?
In recent years, particularly since the collapse of the US Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace negotiations in April 2014 and the ensuing war in Gaza, the Palestinians have been increasingly despondent about the likelihood that bilateral negotiations would pave the way to a two-state solution. Pessimism is also rife concerning any new Israeli coalition government which will be formed following the March 2015 elections, regardless of whether the incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remains at the helm.
The Palestinian Authority (PA), led by President Mahmoud Abbas who will turn 80 next year, is also facing widespread and mounting criticism from the Palestinian street for its comparatively moderate position vis-a-vis Israel, particularly on the joint Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation in the West Bank. Since the 50 day war in Gaza and in spite of the crippling economic crisis in the coastal enclave, the popularity of Fatah’s arch rival, Hamas, has shot up and the PA are under pressure to act.
In November 2012, Palestine succeeded in gaining an observer non member state status at the United Nations. By tabling a UN Security Council Resolution, the PA says it is placing the onus on the international community to recognise an independent state of Palestine.
How have the Israelis and the Americans responded?
Not well.
On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the resolution should be opposed: “What we need is direct negotiations and not dictated terms”, he said.
US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said that the resolution “sets arbitrary deadlines for reaching a peace agreement and for Israel's withdrawal from the West Bank, and those are more likely to curtail useful negotiations than to bring them to a successful conclusion.”
“Further, we think that the resolution fails to account for Israel's legitimate security needs, and the satisfaction of those needs, of course, integral to a sustainable settlement”, Mr Rathke said.
What happens now?
The Palestinians have threatened retaliatory measures, which include applying to join numerous international organisations and conventions as a member state, including possibly signing the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
“The Palestine Liberation Organisation has made clear its goal to achieve justice and peace through all peaceful means and will use all the mechanisms rightfully at its disposal”, notes a statement from PLO’s Negotiations Affairs Department.
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Immigrant sexually assaulted 12-year-old boy in Grosvenor Centre toilets in Northampton

Immigrant sexually assaulted 12-year-old boy in Grosvenor Centre toilets in Northampton | UNITED CRUSADERS AGAINST ISLAMIFICATION OF THE WEST | Scoop.it
A Somalian man sexually assaulted a young boy in the toilets of the Grosvenor Shopping Centre in Northampton less than two weeks after he had been released from an immigration removal centre.

Abdigani Diirshe, aged 40, of no fixed abode, appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court last Friday after he touched the boy, who was wearing a school uniform, while he was standing at the urinal.

The court heard that Diirshe deliberately stood next to the boy when he entered the toilets in the shopping centre on Tuesday evening.

Matthew Thomas, prosecuting, said, as the boy was urinating, Diirshe sexually assaulted him.

Mr Thomas said: “The young boy was shocked and froze, not knowing what to do. A security guard challenged the man but was unable to detain him.”

The court heard Diirshe was arrested the next day after he was spotted in the shopping centre again.

John Weaver, defending, said his client had no fixed address as he had only just been released from an immigration detention centre.

He said: ”He has only been in the community a couple of weeks but has submitted a claim for benefits and is making active steps to get permanent accommodation.”

Magistrates declined jurisdiction in the case and it was sent to Northampton Crown Court in January. Diirshe was remanded in custody.

It was not stated in court why Diirshe had been released from The Verne immigration removal centre and Home Office spokesperson said it “does not comment on individual cases.”

However, the spokesman said detention was only used where there is a realistic possibility of removal and this can be delayed for a number of reasons including legal challenges.

New powers in the recent Immigration Act have cut the number of grounds on which criminals can appeal deportation, in a bid to speed up removals so that more are deported before the end of their sentences. Last year, the Government removed more than 5,000 foreign criminals, the highest number since 2010/11.
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Al-Qaeda urges jihadists to strike AA, United and Delta

Al-Qaeda urges jihadists to strike AA, United and Delta | UNITED CRUSADERS AGAINST ISLAMIFICATION OF THE WEST | Scoop.it
The terrorists' journal Inspire calls for 'hidden bomb' attacks on the four key firms because of their size, alongside British Airways and easyJet in the UK and Air France.
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Three 'under-age girls' fled hotel in underwear before police child sex raid

Three 'under-age girls' fled hotel in underwear before police child sex raid | UNITED CRUSADERS AGAINST ISLAMIFICATION OF THE WEST | Scoop.it
Three suspected under-age girls fled a hotel in their underwear shortly before police swooped in response to a child sex tip-off.

Police were called to The Birmingham Hotel in Small Heath, West Midlands, after staff reported fears that youngsters were in a room with adult men.

By the time police arrived they found a 17-year-old in the room, who claimed she had been assaulted.

A man was later arrested but no charges followed.

Yet police say CCTV camera footage showed three young girls earlier running away from the same room in their underwear.

Despite inquiries, they have never been traced.

The potential Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) incident took place in September.

Just a month earlier The Birmingham Hotel had alerted police after ejecting another 17-year-old girl who had turned up at the hotel with three Asian men, for what a court later ruled was likely to have been CSE-linked abuse.

Her case has now resulted in ten other Asian men being hit with injunctions, banning them from approaching young girls.

None of the ten were involved in the September incident, nor did they have any connection to The Birmingham Hotel.

The hotel has stressed it alerted police to both incidents and had been praised at court by a judge for its child protection procedures.

Meanwhile, Birmingham City Council has dropped possible injunction applications after agreeing a ‘protocol to protect children’ with the hotel.

The police swoop took place in September after a tip-off from a member of staff at the hotel.

“Police were called to a hotel on Golden Hillock Road at 9am on September 14, 2014,” a West Midlands Police spokeswoman told the Birmingham Mail.

“This followed a report from staff who had concerns that under-age girls were in a room with adult men. Officers attended and found a 17-year-old girl in a bedroom, who alleged she had been assaulted.

“Police examined CCTV footage from the hotel, which showed three other girls running from the room in their underwear. These girls, despite extensive enquiries in the community, with partners and other forces, have not been traced.

“One man was arrested for assault following the incident. However, following investigation no independent evidence could be found and the matter was filed pending fresh information.”

Earlier this month a High Court judge overturned a ban on naming The Birmingham Hotel after the case of the ten men, who were suspected of sexually exploiting a 17-year-old girl.

Mr Justice Keehan agreed to lift the restrictions but praised hotel staff who tipped off police after seeing the girl – who was banned from the hotel – leaving the premises with three men last August.

“I make it entirely clear that the hotel at all relevant times acted entirely appropriately and co-operated with the authorities,” he said.

However, the judge said it was “perfectly proper” to conclude that the girl was at the hotel “with these three Asian gentlemen for the purposes of child sexual exploitation”.

The Birmingham Mail asked West Midlands Police if officers had visited The Birmingham Hotel in the past in connection with enquiries about child sexual exploitation.

Keiley Gartland, the force’s Head of News, said: “We have tried to obtain the information you have requested, but this is not achievable in a press office search.

"On speaking to the LPU (Local Policing Unit) we have agreed that this would have to come in as an Freedom of Information request as it is not something that we can easily facilitate."

She later added: “West Midlands Police CAN provide accurate information as to how many times they have been called to the specific hotel in relation to concerns around Child Sexual Exploitation, however, this would require extensive manual checking of police-held information.

“This would necessitate searching police systems and this information is best requested via the force’s Freedom of Information unit, who will consider what information is held in relation to this request and, subject to exemptions under the act, may be released.”

The force failed to respond to the newspaper's further request that it ask its Public Protection Unit for the information.

The Birmingham Hotel had faced a possible injunction as part of the city council’s plans to tackle child sexual exploitation.

But the council dropped the injunction plans after working with the hotel to ‘’agree a protocol which the court indicated was an entirely proper approach to be taken. As a result it was not necessary to pursue the applications for injunctions and by agreement the proceedings were withdrawn.’’

Peter Hay, the council’s strategic director for people, also said The Birmingham Hotel had co-operated with officials and added: “We are pleased this has been removed as the sort of location people can use as a venue for the sexual exploitation of children.

“Hotels can often be the frontline of this issue so it is vital they work with us and understand the issues.

“We see this as a way forward and we are currently setting up training for other hotels. We are looking to them and others to work with us to tackle the problem of child sexual exploitation.

“The protocol is based on the Children’s Society’s ‘Say Something If You See Something’ campaign and includes agreement over training staff to recognise warning signs, the operation of CCTV on the premises, the provision of ID and clarification of relationships between adult guests and young visitors.’’

Meanwhile, West Midlands Police has also stated that it is determined to tackle child sexual exploitation, although the force has controversially refused to release pictures of the ten men named in court documents on public safety grounds.

Its statement added: “West Midlands Police is strongly committed to protecting children and young people from abuse and sexual exploitation, and is working extensively with partners to raise awareness of the issue and also to actively stop those who target vulnerable people.

“A dedicated team of officers has been set up to specifically tackle child sexual exploitation and also investigate online CSE, as well as targeting organised gangs who target children for exploitation.

“In November 2014, a number of Birmingham men, subject to a probe into allegations of CSE, were handed injunctions banning them from contact with girls under the age of 18 in a groundbreaking move. The injunctions were part of a careful and considered policing investigation dealing with CSE.

“In January 2015 the High Court approved an agreement between Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Hotel in Golden Hillock Road with an agreed protocol to protect children.’’

The statement also added future protocols would be based on the Children’s Society’s ‘Say Something if You See Something’ campaign.

 

What the hotel says
A spokesman for the hotel said they had been ‘exonerated’ at court and praised by the judge for its co-operation with the council and for alerting police to the two incidents.

“There is no evidence of any abuse of any young person taking place at out hotel during our ownership,” he said. “The evidence showed that and the council and court know that.

‘‘It was the hotel that initiated contact with the police on both of these occasions. These are the type of actions that Justice Keehan alluded to when he stated that at all relevant times the hotel had acted appropriately and co-operated with the authorities.

“These are actions of a responsible hotel. Crucially, both incidents happened before any court action was taken against.’’

He added the hotel had a 32-channel CCTV system in place since December 2011 which had "been an important crime prevention tool since then. The hotel had already been taking ID’s and challenging people entering the hotel."

 

The 10 men banned from contact with girls under 18
Mohammed Anjam

Omar Ahmed

Naseem Khan

Mohammed Javed

Shah Alam

Sajid Hussain

Rahman Aziz

Imran Uddin

Mansur Ahmed

Sarfraz Riaz
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Islamic State threatens two Japanese captives in video

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(Reuters) - The militant group Islamic State released an online video on Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese captives and threatening to kill them unless it received $200 million in ransom.

A black-clad figure with a knife, standing in a barren landscape along with two kneeling men wearing orange clothing, said the Japanese public had 72 hours to pressure their government to stop its "foolish" support for the U.S.-led coalition waging a military campaign against Islamic State.

"To the prime minister of Japan: Although you are more than 8,500 km away from the Islamic State, you willingly have volunteered to take part in this crusade," said the militant, who spoke in English.

He demanded "200 million" without specifying a currency, but an Arabic subtitle identified it as U.S. dollars.

The footage named the men as Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto.

The video was not dated, but on a visit to Cairo on Jan. 17, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged around $200 million in non-military assistance for countries battling Islamic State.

Abe, speaking in Jerusalem on Tuesday near the end of a six-day tour of the Middle East, said Islamic State's threat against the two purported captives was "unacceptable".

"Extremism and Islam are completely different things," Abe said. "We strongly demand the immediate release of the Japanese citizens unharmed ... The international community needs to respond firmly and cooperate without caving into terrorism."

The video resembled others distributed by Islamic State outlets in which captives were threatened or killed. It appeared to be the first time that an Islamic State video specifically demanded cash for captives.

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Abe stressed that Japan's aid announced on his trip was for humanitarian purposes, and said Tokyo would keep contributing to peace and prosperity in the region.

"We'll coordinate with the international community from now on, and contribute more to (the) peace and prosperity of the region. This policy is unwavering and we won't change this policy."

The apparent capture of the two men marks the first hostage crisis for Abe's government since January 2013, when 10 Japanese were killed by Islamist militants at a gas complex in Algeria.

Asked whether Japan would pay ransom to secure the captives' release, Abe replied: "With regard to this case, we attach the utmost priority to saving lives, and gathering information with the help of other countries."

In Tokyo, Japan's foreign ministry said it was checking the authenticity of the video. In televised remarks, Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense Akira Sato told reporters that, after viewing the footage, he thought it might be a "composite".

Goto is a freelance reporter who was based in Tokyo. He has written books on AIDS and children in war zones from Afghanistan to Africa and reported for news broadcasters in Japan.

Goto met Yukawa last year and helped him travel to Iraq in June, he told Reuters in August.

Yukawa, 43, traveled to Iraq and Syria last year after telling friends and family that he thought it represented a last chance to turn his life around.

Over the previous decade, he had lost a business to bankruptcy, lost his wife to cancer and become homeless, according to his father and an online journal.

It was not clear what exactly he was doing in the region. Yukawa's father, Shoichi Yukawa, declined to comment, saying he was overwhelmed by the news reports.

The militant in the footage, who spoke with a British accent, appeared to have the same voice as a jihadist shown with captives in previous Islamic State videos.

Similar videos have shown captives beheaded, including Western aid workers and journalists.

The hardline Islamist group, which holds territory in Syria and Iraq, has also killed more than 1,000 Syrians off the battlefield since it expanded a caliphate under its control in June, according to a monitoring group.

(Reporting by Luke Baker in Jerusalem, William Maclean in Dubai, Sylvia Westall in Beirut and Linda Sieg, Teppei Kasai and Tetsushi Kajimoto in Tokyo; Editing by Mike Collett-
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Thrown from a roof, stoned to death and crucified: New ISIS executions

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Two men were hurled from the top of a tower block, two more were crucified in front of a baying crowd and a woman was stoned to death in the latest series of horrific executions by ISIS.

The men were thrown from the roof down to the crowd below in the brutal punishment for being gay.

Charges found against the accused were announced by a masked Islamic State fighter, using a small handheld radio. Reading from a list, he declares the men are guilty of engaging in homosexual activities and should be punished by death, in accordance with Islamic State’s radical interpretation of Sharia law.
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Ottawa 'closely monitoring' as video repeats ISIS calls for Canada attacks

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Security agencies were “closely monitoring” the situation after a video repeating calls by ISIS to kill Canadian civilians, police and members of the military was posted on the Internet, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said on Sunday.

Paris terror attacks highlight problem of how to deal with returning jihadists

Ahmad Waseem’s return to Windsor, Ont., in 2013 posed a problem for Canadian national security authorities. As a suspected jihadist fighter, with a battle wound to prove it, was he a threat to Canadians? How should they handle him?

The 26-year-old solved the problem himself when he disappeared only to resurface in Syria where he remains, occasionally posting selfies and jihadist propaganda on social media under several aliases, most recently Muthanna Al Kanadi.

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The video showed footage of the attack on Parliament Hill as well as last week’s killings in Paris, and quoted from a statement issued last September by ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad Al Adnani calling for terrorist attacks in the West.

While the 9-minute video was a compilation of earlier threats made by ISIS, and was not an official ISIS release, it specifically named Canada and, coming after the Paris attacks and the killings of Canadian Forces members, police were taking no chances.

“Given the recent terror attacks in France and in Canada, this new threat should be taken seriously,” the RCMP said in a message sent to members on Saturday after the video appeared on a Twitter account that has since been suspended.

“Because members of law enforcement are clearly mentioned by ISIS as priority targets, it is critical that you exercise a heightened level of caution and vigilance when carrying out your duties,” Deputy Commissioner Mike Cabana wrote.
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Je Suis Charlie: Organised Silent Marches Sunday In Quebec

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Quebecers are invited to show their support for the victims of the attack against the French satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" on the occasion of steps that will be held this weekend in Montreal and Quebec.

The Consulate General of France in Montreal invites the public to participate in a silent march Sunday, January 11 at 11 am in solidarity with the protests to be held the same day in Paris.

The march will start at 11 am at Place des Arts (Maisonneuve side) to the Consulate General of France, on McGill College Avenue. A silent moment of silence will be held at this location.

A similar meeting will also be held at the same time in Quebec City. The public is invited to meet Sunday at 11 am before the Parliament of Quebec. The peaceful march will then move to the Consulate of France, to the St. John Street.

Twelve people, including eight journalists were killed Wednesday by two gunmen who stormed the offices of "Charlie Hebdo" and who claimed to act in the name of Allah. These two men - two brothers - were shot dead by security forces on Friday after leaving a printing where they had barricaded themselves.

French President Francois Hollande urged his countrymen to stand up and participate in a rally on Sunday in Paris.
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Nigeria: 2,000 feared killed in Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre'

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Hundreds of bodies – too many to count – remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International described as the “deadliest massacre” in the history of Boko Haram.

Fighting continued on Friday around Baga, a town on the border with Chad where insurgents seized a key military base on 3 January and attacked again on Wednesday.

“Security forces have responded rapidly, and have deployed significant military assets and conducted air strikes against militant targets,” said a government spokesman.

District head Baba Abba Hassan said most victims are children, women and elderly people who could not run fast enough when insurgents drove into Baga, firing rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles on town residents.

“The human carnage perpetrated by Boko Haram terrorists in Baga was enormous,” Muhammad Abba Gava, a spokesman for poorly armed civilians in a defence group that fights Boko Haram, told the Associated Press.

He said the civilian fighters gave up on trying to count all the bodies. “No one could attend to the corpses and even the seriously injured ones who may have died by now,” Gava said.

An Amnesty International statement said there are reports the town was razed and as many as 2,000 people killed.

If true, “this marks a disturbing and bloody escalation of Boko Haram’s ongoing onslaught,” said Daniel Eyre, Nigeria researcher for Amnesty International.

The previous bloodiest day in the uprising involved soldiers gunning down unarmed detainees freed in a 14 March 2014 attack on Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri city. Amnesty said then that satellite imagery indicated more than 600 people were killed that day.

The attacks come five weeks away from presidential elections which are likely to trigger even more bloodshed. Already under a state of emergency, the three north-eastern states worst hit by Boko Haram asked the central government for more troops earlier this week. The government has said voting will take place across Borno state although the worsening insecurity means few international observers are likely to get clearance to oversee voting in an area that is traditionally opposition-supporting.

Around 1.5 million people have been displaced by the violence, many of whom will not be able to vote in the polls under Nigeria’s current electoral laws.

Boko Haram also appears to be regionalising the conflict, after threatening neighbouring Cameroon in a video earlier this week.

The government has made no official comment on the alleged massacres. President Goodluck Jonathan skimmed security issues when he relaunched his re-election bid in front of thousands of cheering supporters in the economic capital, Lagos, on Thursday.

The five-year insurgency killed more than 10,000 people last year alone, according to the Washington-based Council on Foreign Relations. More than a million people are displaced inside Nigeria and hundreds of thousands have fled across its borders into Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.

Emergency workers said this week they are having a hard time coping with scores of children separated from their parents in the chaos of Boko Haram’s increasingly frequent and deadly attacks.

Just seven children have been reunited with parents in Yola, capital of Adamawa state, where about 140 others have no idea if their families are alive or dead, said Sa’ad Bello, the coordinator of five refugee camps in Yola.

He said he was optimistic that more reunions will come as residents return to towns that the military has retaken from extremists in recent weeks.

Suleiman Dauda, 12, said he ran into the bushes with neighbours when extremists attacked his village, Askira Uba, near Yola last year.

“I saw them kill my father, they slaughtered him like a ram. And up until now I don’t know where my mother is,” he told the Associated Press at Daware refugee camp in Yola.
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Chicago-area teen indicted for seeking to join Islamic State

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CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a 19-year-old suburban Chicago man for trying to travel to join terrorists in Syria.

Federal prosecutors said Friday that Mohammed Hamzah Khan was charged with a single count of attempting to provide material support of the Islamic State group. Khan has been in federal custody since he was arrested in October at O'Hare International Airport.

Khan was originally charged in a criminal complaint in October. The indictment returned late Thursday formalizes that charge. It carries a maximum 15 years in prison and $250,000 fine.

Khan's defense attorney has called the government's case weak and says Khan appeared to have fallen under the influence of Islamic State group propaganda.

Khan lived with his parents in Bolingbrook. An arraignment date hasn't been set.

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Counter-terror police arrest man in east London - Telegraph

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A man has been arrested by counter-terror police on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
The 32-year-old was held in Stratford, east London, by officers from the Metropolitan Police on Monday night.
Scotland Yard said he was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon at about 10pm.
He was taken to an east London police station, while officers carried out a search of a residential address as part of the investigation.
At about 3pm on Tuesday, officers from the Met's counter-terror command arrested the man again on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000.

He remains in custody at a London Police Station.

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Boko Haram gunmen abduct 40 boys and young men from remote village in Nigeria 

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Boko Haram militants have abducted 40 boys and young men in a remote community in Nigeria, it has emerged.

Scores of gunmen stormed Malari village in the northeast Borno state on New Year's Eve before rounding up males aged between ten and 23.

They were whisked away into one of the Islamists' major strongholds in the nearby Sambisa forest, according to terrified residents.
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HarperCollins omits Israel from school atlas!

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HarperCollins, one of the world's largest publishing houses, sells English-language atlases to schools in the Middle East that omit Israel.
Collins Middle East Atlases show Jordan and Syria extending to the Mediterranean but do mark the position of the West Bank.
“The publication of this atlas will confirm Israel’s belief that there exists a hostility towards their country from parts of the Arab world. It will not help to build up a spirit of trust leading to peaceful co-existence,” said Bishop Declan Lang, the chairman of the Bishops' Conference Department of International Affairs, to The Tablet.
“Maps can be a very powerful tool in terms of de-legitimising 'the other' and can lead to confusion rather than clarity. We would be keen to see relevant bodies ensure that all atlases anywhere reflect the official United Nations position on nations, boundaries and all political features," added Dr Jane Clements, director of the Council of Christians and Jews.
However, Collins Bartholomew, the subsidiary of HarperCollins that specialises in maps, said that including Israel would have been “unacceptable” to their customers in the Gulf and the amendment incorporated “local preferences”.

The Tablet said it had discovered the customs officers in one unnamed Gulf country only permitting the import of school atlases once Israel had been deleted by hand.

A HarperCollins spokesperson said: “HarperCollins regrets the omission of the name Israel from their Collins Middle East Atlas. This product has now been removed from sale in all territories and all remaining stock will be pulped. HarperCollins sincerely apologises for this omission and for any offence caused.”

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All-female Islamic State police squad tortured new mother for breastfeeding in public

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The so-called Islamic State’s all-female police unit tortured a breastfeeding mother by clamping her chest with a barbaric spiked clamp, it is claimed.

The al-Khansa brigade, the female religious police in Raqqa, the insurgency’s de facto capital in Syria, is said to use the bear trap-like device to punish women who defy their strict laws.

Opposition media group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently claim that in one case it was used on a 24-year-old woman who was arrested while breastfeeding her baby in the city centre.
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Car shooting murder suspect in court

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A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man shot dead while he sat in a car at traffic lights in Sheffield city centre.

Jordan Thomas, 22, was fatally injured when he was shot on 21 December.

Asif Yousaf, 32, of Violet Bank Road, Sheffield, is charged with his murder and the attempted murder of Neshaun Ferguson, 27, who was also in the car.

No pleas were entered and Mr Yousaf was remanded in custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on 12 January.

Another man, aged 25, arrested in connection with the shooting has been freed on bail.

The two men were both arrested on Christmas Day.

Mr Thomas died in hospital after the shooting in Derek Dooley Way at about 22:15 GMT.

Mr Ferguson, who was driving the Ford Mondeo in which Mr Thomas was a passenger, was seriously injured but has since been released from hospital.
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Pakistan orders arrest of cleric

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A judge in Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant for a cleric at a radical mosque in Islamabad who has refused to condemn the massacre of children at an army-run school.

Imam Abdul Aziz has been accused of threatening protesters outside the Red Mosque.

The cleric said the charge against him was insignificant.

Last week, Taliban fighters attacked the school in Peshawar, killing 152 people, including 133 children.

Mr Aziz said that the authorities should focus on arresting people accused of more serious crimes.

"My case is very small and even a sub-inspector can grant me bail," he said.

The BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan says that Mr Aziz is well known for his pro-Taliban views.

Earlier this year, a school run by the cleric renamed its library in honour of the former al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden.

A spokesman for the Red Mosque said they would resist the arrest of Mr Aziz.

Civil society activists had lodged the complaint against Mr Aziz, saying that they had been threatened by mosque employees during a protest about his refusal to condemn the school massacre.

The demonstrators are also being investigated for holding an unlawful protest.

Pakistan has stepped up its anti-terror operations since the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar on 16 December.

Earlier this week, the government announced new measures to tackle terrorism, including the establishment of military courts to hear terrorism-related cases.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that there was a "changed Pakistan" since the tragedy and that there would be "no place for terrorism, extremism, sectarianism and intolerance."

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