Israeli forces raid a West Bank town, sparking a firefight that kills a Palestinian teacher
Palestinian health officials say that the Israeli military has raided a Palestinian town in the northern West Bank, besieging an apartment and sparking a gunfight with local militants that killed an apparently uninvolved Palestinian teacher.
Sweden PM says 'foreign actors' exploiting protests
Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson has denounced activists who burned the Quran and hanged an effigy of Turkey’s president in Stockholm as “useful idiots” for foreign powers who want to inflict harm on the Scandinavian country as it seeks to join NATO.
Lawmakers debate bill to rout out radical Islam in France
The bill is broad and controversial, with around 1,700 proposed amendments, and it guarantees heated debate for the next two weeks in the lower house. Multiple attacks in France by Islamist extremists provide a backdrop for the bill, even if recent violence was committed by outsiders. Other critics say the bill covers ground already addressed in current laws while far-right leader Marine Le Pen says the bill doesn’t go far enough or even name the enemy: radical Islam. It is necessary because “French society, the French nation is traumatized by attacks and the reality of radical Islam.” While radicals are a minority, “it's minorities that make up history,” Bencheikh added. The proposed law also seeks to halt the issuing by doctors of virginity certificates, the practice of polygamy and forced marriage.
France: Teacher beheaded, police shoot dead suspected killer
French President Emmanuel Macron, center, is seen outside a high school after a history teacher who opened a discussion with students on caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad was beheaded, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, north of Paris. Police have shot the suspected killer dead. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
French leader decries terrorist beheading of teacher
(AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron denounced what he called an “Islamist terrorist attack” against a history teacher decapitated in a Paris suburb Friday, urging the nation to stand united against extremism. The teacher had discussed caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his class, authorities said. The French anti-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation concerning murder with a suspected terrorist motive, the prosecutor’s office said. Macron visited the school where the teacher worked in the town of Conflans-Saint-Honorine and met with staff after the slaying. The gruesome killing of the teacher occurred in the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine while the suspect was killed by police in adjoining Eragny.
Lawsuit: Detroit police forced Muslim woman to remove hijab during booking photo
DETROIT – Detroit police are facing a new federal lawsuit that says a Muslim woman was forced to remove her hijab for a booking photo at the Detroit Detention Center. According to the lawsuit, Zainab Chaaban was forced to remove her hijab in front of male staff members inside the jail. She was arrested by Detroit police for her involvement in a domestic situation with her husband. We did a trial by jury and I was found not guilty.”She said when she was taken for a mug shot she was forced to remove her hijab. “When I went to the prison cell, they asked me to remove my scarf.
Bloomfield Hills pastor's upcoming event on anniversary of 9/11 attacks criticized as Islamophobic
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. - A Bloomfield Hills pastor is under fire for organizing an upcoming event on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that is being criticized as Islamophobic. The event, "9/11 Forgotten? is expected to take place at the Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church. The two-day event will begin Wednesday. The group includes U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12), U.S. Rep. Andy Levin (MI-09) and state representatives Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham).