Dramatic scenes unfolded when a 46-year-old immigrant man was arrested and taken to jail, after hurling stones at the windows of the Norwegian Parliament.
Police had to scramble to the Parliament on Thursday, after stones were thrown at the parliament building.
- We have a patrol on site now. A man threw stones, operations manager Finn Belle of the Oslo police told TV 2.
Six windows were shattered by stones. The circumstances surrounding the incident are unknown.
- A 46 year old man of foreign origin has been arrested and taken to jail, said Belle.
Adviser Bjørn Inge Bergestuen of the Progress Party became aware of the incident shortly before police arrived at the site. He took out his mobile phone and filmed when police investigated the bag of the man who was arrested, he told TV2.
Eyewitnesses to the arrest told TV2 that there were relatively dramatic scenes unfolding. Security guards came running from the entrance when stones were hurled at the windows, and they dragged the man into the Parliament. After a few minutes police arrived and transported the 46-year-old to jail.
Also in February, the Parliament in session was interrupted by another immigrant:
London (Reuters) Terrified Iraqi families fleeing fierce fighting in Mosul are drugging their children with sedatives or taping their mouths shut to prevent their cries alerting Islamic State militants as they try to escape, aid workers say.
Hala Jaber of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said men caught trying to leave would be shot while women were sometimes tied up and left outside in the cold as a warning. Militants are also using civilians as human shields.
“Families often leave at night and in the early hours of the morning and have to walk with their children. The kids get tired and if they cry it’s very difficult,” Jaber told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone from Erbil, east of Mosul.
“Families are sometimes putting duct tape on their children’s mouths or even giving them Valium or tranquilisers just to keep them quiet so that they are not found out by ISIS (Islamic State) and captured or shot.”
She said IOM staff had heard similar stories from families fleeing other Islamic State-controlled areas in Iraq.
Iraqi forces launched a campaign to retake West Mosul a month ago after capturing the eastern side of the city in January.
Aid agencies say the situation is desperate for up to 600,000 people who remain trapped with shortages of food, water, fuel and medical supplies.
The U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday that 157,000 people had reached a reception centre for residents fleeing the fighting.
Amy Christian, an Oxfam spokeswoman in Iraq, said civilians reaching safety were “very traumatised, hungry, dehydrated and completely exhausted”.
Some had given their children sedatives to shield them from the terror as they fled, she said.
“My family gave drugs to the young children,” teenager Noor Muhammed told Oxfam after escaping with 27 people.
“Parents gave sleeping medicine to their children so they wouldn’t be horrified by the fighting; also, (so that) when they ran at night under the darkness they wouldn’t be found because of the children,” Muhammed said in a statement provided by Oxfam.
Specialist teams are helping children arriving at displacement camps with psychological support.
“The things the children have seen and been through are beyond what any human being should see,” Jaber said.
“They’ve witnessed hands being cut off, beheadings and killings. A lot of them are in shock.”
But Jaber said the children were remarkably resilient.
“They were drawing tanks with ISIS flags (when they arrived). Now they’re drawing flowers and happy faces,” she added.
Twenty-seven men have been charged with dozens of historic sexual offences against girls with one man alone charged with 21 offences of rape.
Almost all of them are from the Huddersfield area.
West Yorkshire Police say the men face numerous offences including rape, trafficking with intent to engage in sexual exploitation, sexual activity with a child, child neglect, child abduction, supply of Class A drugs and possession and making of indecent images of children.
The allegations against the defendants are historic sexual offences, having occurred between 2004 and 2011 and relate to 18 women.
The offences were committed against them as children in the Huddersfield area and are alleged to have taken place while the women were aged between 11 and 17.
Two women have also been charged with child neglect.
The defendants have been released on police bail and they will appear at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, April 12.
The arrests were carried out following an investigation which began in late 2013 when a young woman accompanied by her mother went to a police station and said she had been the victim of sexual abuse.
The defendants are:
Amere Singh Dhaliwal , 34, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape (x21), supply of Class A drugs (x4), supply of Class B drugs, supply of controlled substances with intention to engage in sexual activity, trafficking female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation (x14), Incite a child to engage in sexual activity (x5), sexual assault by penetration, sexual touching (x3), possession of indecent images of a child (x3), racially aggravated assault and incite a child into prostitution.
Irfan Ahmed, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation (x6), sexual touching, taking indecent images of a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
Asif Bashir, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape (x4) and attempted rape.
Zahid Hassan , 28, of Huddersfield. He charged with trafficking a child within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation (x5), rape (x8), racially aggravated assault, supply of Class A drugs (x2), inciting a child into sexual activity, child abduction (x2) and attempted rape.
Manzoor Hassan , 37, of Huddersfield. He is charged with supply of noxious substance with intent to injure, annoy or aggrieve female, supply of Class A drugs (x2) and incite a child into prostitution.
Mohammed Kammer, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with two counts of rape.
Mohammed Rizwan Aslam , 29, of Huddersfield. He is charged with two counts of rape.
Abdul Rehman Hanif , 29, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape, supply of Class A drugs, supply of Class B drugs (x2), supply of controlled substance with intent to engage in sexual activity, sexual touching and trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation.
Mohammed Asaf Akram , 31, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape (x7), trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation (x3), child abduction, supply of Class B drugs, sexual touching and threats to kill.
Raj Singh Barsran , 33, of Huddersfield. He is charged with sexual touching (x2) and rape.
Mansoor Akhtar , 25, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape, attempted rape and trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation (x2).
Niaz Ahmed , 53, of Huddersfield. He is charged with inciting a child into sexual activity and sexual touching (x2).
Mohammad Nahman , 31, of Huddersfield. He is charged with trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation, sexual touching, rape (x2).
Hamzha Ali Saleem, 37, of Manchester. He is charged with trafficking female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation (x3).
Waqas Mahmood , 36, of Huddersfield. He is charged with 3 counts of rape.
Naveeda Habib , 38, of Huddersfield. She is charged with one count of child neglect.
Shahnaz Akhtar Malik , 55, of Huddersfield. She is charged with one count of child neglect.
Nasarat Hussain , 28, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape (x3), attempted rape and inciting a female to engage in sexual activity.
Sajid Hussain , 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with facilitating the commission of sexual activity on a child, rape (x3) and inciting a child into sexual activity.
Zulwarnain Dogar , 29, of Huddersfield. He is charged with sexual touching and trafficking a female within UK with a view to her sexual exploitation.
Mohammad Ifraz , 28, of Huddersfield. He is charged with trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation (x3), rape, false imprisonment, child abduction, taking indecent images of a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
Faisal Nadeem , 30, of Huddersfield. He is charged with supply of Class A drugs, rape and possession of extreme pornography
Mohammad Azeem, 31, of Bradford. He is charged with three counts of rape.
Mohammad Imran Ibrar , 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation, facilitating the commission of sexual activity on a child, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, supply of Class B drugs.
Everton La Bastide , 50, of Huddersfield. He is charged with two counts of sexual touching.
Mohammed Saqib Raheel , 30, of Dudley. He is charged with child abduction and trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation.
Zubair Ahmed , 30, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape and possession of extreme pornography.
Usman Khalid , 29, of Huddersfield. He is charged with sexual assault by penetration, child abduction and sexual touching.
Aleem Javaid , 27, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape and supply of Class B drugs.
A classroom used as a prayer room at Liberty High School in Frisco got the attention of the Texas attorney general’s office last week. The office sent a letter raising constitutional concerns about the room. The Frisco superintendent called the letter a “publicity stunt” and said the prayer room has been in use for several years without complaints.
Prayer rooms are just one way public schools in Frisco and across Texas accommodate students and religion.
Tim Boyer was so unhappy about the prayer room at Liberty High that he went to this week’s Frisco school board meeting and spoke his mind.
“Liberty High School is not a mosque. It’s not a synagogue. It’s not a tabernacle. It’s not a temple. It’s not a church,” Boyer said. “It is a school. It is a public school supported by taxpayers for the purpose of educating our children.”
The Frisco Independent School District has said it didn’t violate any state or federal laws by having a prayer room and that the room is open to students of all faiths.
It’s not clear how many public schools in Texas have prayer rooms or designated areas where students can pray, but they are in some schools across the state and country.
“You may hear it said sometimes that prayer’s been kicked out of public schools,” said Joy Baskin, director of legal services with the Texas Association of School Boards. “In fact, what has been determined by the courts is that schools can’t compel prayer.”
Baskin said prayer rooms in schools are acceptable and legal under the First Amendment. Schools can also give students time to pray, whether it’s during free time or a lunch period. They can give students passes to leave class to pray or leave campus for religious education.
“It’s a concept that courts have looked at for many years,” Baskin said. “It’s called ‘release time,’ and it’s the idea that in order to follow a tenet of faith, the student is briefly excused. It’s an opportunity to have an excused absence in order to follow a tenet of faith.”
Time for prayer isn’t the only religious accommodation you’ll find in public schools. Students can wear a head covering, for example, or a schools can meet students’ dietary restrictions due to their religion. Baskin says all of this is OK as long as it’s not an “undue burden on the school.”
“There are students in Texas who’ve asked to be excused all day on Fridays, every Friday, in order to attend religious services on Friday and most districts have considered that an undue burden because of the amount of class the student would miss,” Baskin said.
Liberty High School established a prayer room in part because Muslim students were leaving school on Fridays to pray and were gone for about two hours. It’s actually a classroom that’s open to students when it’s not being used for instruction….
A police official says a car bomb blast near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital has killed at least one person and wounded two others.
Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the car bomb detonated in the middle of a road near the presidential palace.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but homegrown extremist group al-Shabab often claims deadly attacks in Mogadishu.
Another car bomb exploded Tuesday at a military checkpoint near the presidential palace, killing at least six people. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility.
The extremist group has denounced Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed as an "apostate" and warned Somalis against supporting him. Al-Shabab was kicked out of Mogadishu under Mohamed's brief term as prime minister in 2010-2011.
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An imam was arrested earlier this week in Saudi Arabia on charges of performing illicit sexual acts and operating a prostitution network from within a mosque, the Saudi media reported.
The imam, a Bangladeshi immigrant from the city of Afif, allegedly solicited Bangladeshi housekeepers to have sex with him inside his mosque and passed them on to another man for a fee – though it remains unclear whether these acts were performed inside the mosque’s four walls.
A video of his arrest, in which several women were seen inside the mosque, sent shockwaves across the kingdom’s mainstream and social media.
It was also reported that the local branch of the Ministry of Religions appointed a special investigator.
Many social media users cursed the imam and evidenced an anti-immigrant sentiment.
“This is what happens when you give immigrants too much credit,” Amer Alshamry tweeted.
Turkish authorities have detained three people linked to last year’s deadly attack on a Berlin Christmas market, local media reported Monday, saying the suspects were headed to Europe.
Tunisian attacker Anis Amri hijacked a truck on December 19th, killed its Polish driver and ploughed the vehicle through the market in a attack claimed by the Isis terror group that claimed 11 more lives. The assault left 56 others injured.
Turkish media including the website of leading daily Milliyet said the three suspects, German citizens of Lebanese origin, were detained by anti-terror police at Istanbul’s main Ataturk airport.
The reports did not specify what their alleged links to the Berlin attack were, but cited intelligence that said the three wanted to go to an unidentified European country.
Four days after the December attack, Amri, 24, was shot dead by Italian police after he fled to Milan.
One of those arrested at the airport had been waiting to go to Europe with the intention of launching a terror attack after he had entered Turkey illegally, the reports added.
Separately, a German citizen of Jordanian origin allegedly linked to Amri and believed to be an Isis member was caught in the Aegean city of Izmir on March 11th, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
Turkey has been hit by multiple attacks blamed on Isis in the last 18 months, including a gun attack on an Istanbul nightclub just 75 minutes into 2017 which left 39 dead.
Many foreign extremist fighters in Syria made their journey to the war-torn country via Turkey prompting Western allies to chide Ankara for not doing enough to halt Isis militants.
But Turkey has stepped up its security on its 911-kilometre (560-mile) border with Syria and officials insist the country has done all it can in the fight against Isis.
Islamic State militants have burned three women who refused to slaughter fellow residents who had tried to flee areas held by the group in Mosul, eyewitnesses said.
Shafaaq news website quoted the witnesses saying that the group had sentenced a group of civilians to death for trying to flee Wadi Akab region. They ordered civilian women to execute the sentence, according to the sources. When three women declined, they burned them to death, they added.
News reports about atrocities affecting civilians under IS rule, though largely attributed to anonymous sources, have greatly been corroborated by accounts by civilians reported by aid agencies and U.N organizations.
Since emerging to the scene in Iraq in 2014 to proclaim an “Islamic Caliphate”, Islamic State members executed thousands of civilians for violating its extreme religious rules, collaborating with Iraqi security forces and attempting to flee its domains. The group has occasionally posted videos of heinous executions carried out by its members.
The group sis currently losing ground and personnel in a wide-scale, U.S.-backed security campaign by the Iraqi government at Mosul, its last major stronghold in Iraq. The campaign has entered a sixth month and is believed to need a few more months to eliminate militants from the city. The Iraqi government is expected to move to other smaller IS pockets outside Mosul once the offensive is concluded.
Police investigating the deadliest terror attack to hit the UK in 12 years named the perpetrator Thursday as a 52-year-old British man, Khalid Masood.As the inquiry into the atrocity gathered pace, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed the attacker was once linked to violent extremism. He was thought to have been inspired by Islamist ideology, she said.In an address to the House of Commons -- reconvened less than a day after it was placed in lockdown as the attack unfolded outside -- May vowed that Britain's freedoms and values would remain undiminished.Four people died in the attack. An American man and a British woman of Spanish origin were killed when Masood rammed a rental car onto the sidewalk on Westminster Bridge.Masood then stabbed an unarmed police officer in as he stood guard at Carriage Gates, an entrance into a cobbled courtyard frequently used by Members of Parliament and staff. A fourth victim died Thursday night after his life support was withdrawn at a hospital.An ISIS-affiliated news agency claimed that the extremist group was behind Wednesday's outrage, which left 29 people requiring hospital treatment. Six people remain critically ill.In a defiant speech, May vowed that Britain would not be cowed by the attack."Yesterday an act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy. But today we meet as normal -- as generations have done before us, and as future generations will continue to do -- to deliver a simple message: we are not afraid. And our resolve will never waver in the face of terrorism."And we meet here, in the oldest of all Parliaments, because we know that democracy -- and the values it entails -- will always prevail."She said the police officer who was killed in the attack, PC Keith Palmer, was "every inch a hero and his actions will never be forgotten."May said the current threat level for Britain -- which has been at severe, the second highest, for some time -- would not be raised to critical because there was no specific intelligence that an attack was imminent.Since 2013, police, security and intelligence agencies have successfully disrupted 13 separate terrorist plots in Britain, she said. "We know the threat from Islamist terrorism is very real.But while the public should remain utterly vigilant they should not -- and will not -- be cowed by this threat."A tweet from ISIS-affiliated news agency Amaq said the attacker was "a soldier" of ISIS, inspired by its message. However, ISIS has provided no evidence for any direct links to the assailant, whom it did not name.CNN Terrorism Analyst Paul Cruickshank said the language used by ISIS asserting the attack was by one of its "soldiers" did not necessarily mean the group was claiming direct connections to the attacker. This phrasing has been used in the past by the group for attacks ISIS believes it helped inspire, he said.Masood, who was born in Kent and had been living in the West Midlands region of central England, had previous convictions for violence but not for terrorism offenses, police said. His most recent conviction was in 2003 for possession of a knife.But he was not the subject of any recent investigations and there was no intelligence about his intent to mount an attack, the Metropolitan Police said. May said he was not part of the "current intelligence picture."Britain's most senior counterterror police officer, Mark Rowley, earlier said inquiries were continuing in London, the West Midlands city of Birmingham and elsewhere. Arrests were made inBirmingham and London."It is still our belief -- which continues to be borne out by our investigation -- that this attacker acted alone yesterday and was inspired by international terrorism," Rowley said.The car rental company whose vehicle was used in the attack said it was cooperating with the police.The attack was the first mass-casualty terrorist outrage in Britain since 2005 when 52 people died in the July 7 bomb attacks on the London public transportation system.London Mayor Sadiq Khan told CNN that the city was protected by the best police and security services in the world. "I'm confident that we are doing all that we can to keep our city safe, to keep Londoners safe and to keep visitors safe," he said. Extra police officers will be patrolling London, he said.
Multiple bomb blasts, Wednesday morning, rocked Mauduguri, the Borno State capital.
DAILY POST learnt that three suicide bombers attacked the Gulumba temporary Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp at about 3am.
The camp is opposite Muna garage in Maiduguri.
According to information gathered, the incident led to the loss of several lives.
Confirming the attack, a top military source, who wished not to be mentioned said, “It is true the attack actually occurred and we have photographs but I will not speak further because the police is expected to come up with full details later.”
Residents of the area, however, said that, many people were killed in the multiple blast contrary to figures given by the Police and NEMA.
Alhaji Idi Mai Bukar told our Correspondent that more that 13 were said to have been confirmed killed in the attacks, while over 20 people are in critical condition at the UMTH and State Specialists hospital.
” We did not count corpses, we were busy trying to save lives. I participated in the early evacuation before the police even arrived the scene. I cannot quote figure because I am not an authority but what I know is that many people were killed and a lot more got injured in the blast. We are always praying to see the end of this evil,” he said.