Afghanistan: Mullah Imam Among 7 Detained On Charges Of Training Terrorists In Herat

From Khaama Press:
At least seven people including a Mullah Imam of a mosque have been arrested on charges of training terrorists in Herat province.

The local officials confirmed that the suspects have been arrested by the security forces in Pashtun Zarghoon district.

Provincial Police Chief Gen. Aminullah Amar Khel confirmed the arrest of the individuals and said the detained suspects were also involved in the murder of two policemen.

He said the individuals had recently trained some residents of Herat and some other provinces including Ghor and Badghis for future terrorist attacks….

Jordan: Head of ‘Believers Without Borders’ Kidnapped in Jordan After ‘Insulting Islam’

From Al Bawaba:
It was a busy weekend for Jordan. Around 12 people; including children, died in flash floods and a suspicious disappearance of the head of ‘Mominoun’ (‘Believers Without Borders’) appeared to be kidnapped, assaulted and has now been accused of blasphemy.

The Secretary General of the “Mominoun [Believers] Without Borders” Centre for Research, Younis Qandil, was found early on Saturday abandoned in one of the forests and tied with clear signs of torture and physical abuse.

According to local media reports, Qandil was attacked by three gunmen who kidnapped him from his car. He was then taken to a forest where he was stripped of his clothes and slashed on the back with a knife. [...]

Australia: Jihadist Was Inspired By ISIS, Traveled To Syria And Was Known To Police

From ABC (Australia):
The man who crashed a car full of gas cylinders in the Melbourne CBD before stabbing three people in a terror attack has been identified as Hassan Khalif Shire Ali.

The 30-year-old was shot in the chest by a police officer and later died in hospital.

Here’s what we know about the Bourke Street attacker.

Who was Shire Ali? 
Hassan Khalif Shire Ali was born in 1988. He and his family moved from Somalia to Australia in the 1990s.

Police say his family is well known and respected within the Somali community in Melbourne.

They attended the Virgin Mary Mosque in Hoppers Crossing, west of Melbourne.

Shire Ali most commonly attended prayer in Melbourne’s northern suburbs….

What did police know about him? 
Shire Ali was known to intelligence agencies and police.

His passport was cancelled in 2015 when the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) believed he planned to travel to Syria.

Police say he held radical views and had links to the Islamic State (IS) group.

However, Shire Ali was never targeted by a Joint Counter Terrorism Teams (JCTT) investigation because an assessment was made that he did not pose a threat to national security.

He was not actively monitored….

His family members and associates are a key focus of the investigation….

Muslim Anti-Semitism On Display During Kristallnacht Event

From JTA:
(JTA) — A vigil held by pro-Israel activists in London for Jews murdered in Arab countries was dispersed after men shouted in Arabic about killing Jews.

The event by the Israel Advocacy Movement was held Wednesday on Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park, which is known for its culture of free speech and passionate street preachers championing various causes.

A few dozen people holding Israeli flags and candles gathered there ahead of Kristallnacht, the 1938 Nazi pogrom in Germany and Austria, to highlight the suffering and slaying around the same time of many hundreds of Jews who were killed and wounded in pogroms across the Arab world.

Joseph Cohen, an Israel Advocacy Movement activist, filmed the event as about 20 men drowned his talk shouting “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning.”

The cry relates to an event in the seventh century when Muslims massacred and expelled Jews from the town of Khaybar, located in modern-day Saudi Arabia. Some of the men shouted about “Palestine,” surrounding the pro-Jewish activists and shoving them….

A German woman who witnessed the event said: “A Christian was preaching and the atmosphere was friendly, a Muslim was preaching and there were shouts but the atmosphere was still friendly, but as soon as Jews wanted to honor their dead a whole of crowd appeared out of nowhere, as soon as the flags appeared, the cursing began against people who only wanted to honor their dead.

“I think what we just saw was anti-Semitism.”

New York Port Authority Attack: Bomber Found Guilty (Guess His Religion)

From BBC:
A Bangladeshi immigrant who let off a makeshift pipe bomb close to a busy bus terminal in New York City has been convicted of terrorism charges.

Akayed Ullah, 28, set off the bomb during morning rush hour last December, causing himself serious burns but only lightly injuring five others.

Prosecutors said he told investigators he had done it on behalf of the militant Islamic State group (IS).

It was described in court as a "lone wolf" terrorist attack.

Ullah targeted an underground passageway near the Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan - the busiest in the world - on 11 December 2017.

His defence team argued that he had only wanted to kill himself in the attack. Ullah denied the charges in January.

"This case is not about a foreign terrorist organisation planting an operative in our midst," his lawyer, Julia Gatto told jurors.

Her client was "a deeply troubled, isolated young man who wanted to take his own life".

Prosecutors rejected that claim, reminding the court that he had strapped a bomb to his body designed to harm others and citing propaganda found on his computer showing he was a follower of IS.

Assistant US Attorney Rebekah Donaleski said Ullah constructed the device from pipe taken from a construction site where he worked. [...]

Jihadists To Egyptian Copts: ‘We will kill the men and children and leave you to live the rest of your lives in misery’

From Mada:
Safwat Shehata, a man in his 40s from Upper Egypt’s Minya Governorate, stands outside the entrance of the emergency room at the Sheikh Zayed Hospital on the outskirts of Cairo. Inside, four of his relatives are receiving treatment for injuries sustained in Friday’s militant attack, in which gunmen ambushed Coptic Christians returning from a trip to the St. Samuel Monastery in Minya.

The assailants injured at least 20 people in the attack and killed seven more. Six of those killed were Shehata’s relatives, ranging in age from 12 to 55 years old.

At first, Safwat was unaware that his relatives were killed and injured in the attack — he did not even know they were visiting the monastery that day. “I saw news of the attack on the internet and I scrolled through the pictures on social media. I thought that the casualties were from [the governorate of] Sohag. I didn’t know that my cousins and their families were going on that day,” he says.

Seeing images of bodies covered in blood, Safwat asked God to have mercy on their souls. He kept monitoring news of the attack on Facebook until he received a call from a relative informing him that his cousin-in-law, Youssef Shehata, and five members of his family were dead.

“You must go and save the wounded in Cairo,” the relative told Safwat between cries. “The bodies are being buried here.”

Safwat was unable to attend his relatives’ burial because he had to go and support those who had been injured. “Three men and their children were killed. Only my female cousins and two children survived. Four families have been completely destroyed. Snatched away by death.”

On Friday morning, Youssef Shehata and nine of his relatives prepared to visit to the St. Samuel Monastery, also known as the Monastery of the Virgin Mary at Qalamoun.

As they were returning from the monastery, masked assailants intercepted the microbus. According to Shehata, they aimed their guns at the passengers and said they had a message for the women on board. “My cousins said that the attackers told them, ‘We will kill the men and children and leave you to live the rest of your lives in misery.’”…

France: Women In Migrant-Populated Area Complain About Constant Harassment

From Breitbart:
Women living in a heavily migrant-populated Paris area who complained about constant harassment from men last year are saying the situation has become even worse, with some refusing to even leave their homes. 
Last year a group of local women signed a petition in an attempt to call attention to the situation in the Chapelle-Pajol district in northern Paris, but now they claim the situation has become even worse than before, Le Parisien reports.

“The situation has worsened. Of course, since these men are more and more numerous. Like many others, I gave up taking the metro to La Chapelle, to cross the square … Even at a running pace,” a local woman who did not wish to be identified said.

“And do not talk about cafes. They do not say ‘Women Prohibited’ on the front, of course, but who would risk it? The police are more present, it’s true, but the fights are also more and more numerous and violent. I have the impression that these traffickers won the game: they took possession of the place,” she added.

Others have referred to the area as “Hell” due to the rampant criminality, with Loïc Guezo, president of the association Demain la Chapelle describing the change in the area over the past several years: “In just a few years, what was an island of tranquility has become an area of lawlessness, where the criminal activity grows and hardens,” he said.

“Trafficking and illegal trade began to set in 2014 and 2015 near the first camp of migrants in Paris, installed at that time Boulevard de la Chapelle,” Guezo added.

Despite increased police presence in the area, there has been little sign of crime slowing down, with officers stopping and searching 2618 individuals in the first eight months of 2018 and arresting 226. The summer also saw increased violence in the area with five mass brawls involving traffickers armed with knives and iron bars.

So far, despite optimism from some local politicians, no solution has come to the problem of criminality in the area, although Paris police have made some progress tackling Moroccan underage gangs after co-operating with Moroccan police.

UK: Muslim Convert Planned To Kill 100 People Near Disney Store On Oxford Street

From ITV:
A Muslim convert nicknamed “The Eagle” is facing years in jail for a plot to kill 100 people in a terror attack near the Disney Store on Oxford Street.

Lewis Ludlow, 27, swore allegiance to Islamic State as he prepared to drive a van through London’s shopping district or Madame Tussauds.

He bought a phone under a false name and wrote down his attack plans, which were later found ripped up in a bin.

The defendant, who called himself “The Eagle” and “The Ghost”, also researched potential targets around the capital. 
He identified Oxford Street as an “ideal” target, writing: “It is expected nearly 100 could be killed in the attack.”

Ludlow, from Rochester, in Kent, formulated his plan after being stopped by police at Heathrow Airport in February as he attempted to board a flight to the Philippines.

It was alleged he also set up a Facebook account called Antique Collections as a front to send money to south-east Asia for terrorism.

He pleaded guilty to plotting an attack in the UK and funding IS abroad and will be sentenced on Friday by Old Bailey Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC.  [...]

Pakistan: Man Kills Woman And Friend Over Honor

From Pakistan Today:
A man killed his cousin Noor Bibi and her friend Muhammad Yousaf in Naseerabad’s Goth Magheem on Saturday.

According to the police, the accused, identified as Hasil Khan, opened fire on his cousin and her friend and fled the scene. Police and rescue workers rushed to the scene but the victims died on the spot. The bodies were then shifted to district headquarter hospital for medical and legal formalities after which they were handed over to the relatives of the deceased.

“The hunt for Hasil Khan is underway,” police said.

On Average, 650 people are killed for ‘honour’ in the country annually, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP).

It is worth mentioning that since most honour killings go unreported in the country, the actual number is expected to be much higher.

German Police Commissioner Blames Women For Rape

German police don't know how to stop the migrant rapists, so they blame women for drinking now?

From Searchlight Germany (translation through Jihad Watch):
“It’s their own fault if women fall victim to mass rape. One can drink less alcohol in the evening.” With such statements, the police commissioner in Freiburg mocks the victim. The ecologically diverse government of Baden Württemberg shows its true face and the face of pathetic contempt for humanity is revealed. But the people keep silent as always.Only 3 days ago, Social Democratic Party (SPD) members of parliament called for sex education for criminals, and now comes the advice to drink less alcohol in the evening. Unable to name and solve the problems, those responsible stumble from one embarrassment and impertinence to the next, proving not only their incompetence but also their contempt for the people and the victims.In which society do we live without empathy, in which those responsible for our security blame the victims for their misfortune and the criminals are acquitted? Are we unable to name the problems and admit that we have created a criminal problem by uncontrolled immigration?…