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Saturday, 20 February 2016

20 Feb.2016: 10 Jamdiul Awwal 37:Vol:7,No:102
Umar Khalid's father SQR Ilyas says he received call 'threatening to kill' his son, lodges complaint
New Delhi: The father of Umar Khalid, Syed Qasim Illyas Rasool on Friday lodged a complaint with Delhi Police claiming that he received a phone call "threatening to kill" his son (Umar) if he doesn't leave the country.Several police teams are looking out for Khalid in connection with the sedition case registered over the controversial event at JNU campus last week, which led to the arrest of the varsity's students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar.Syed Qasim Illyas Rasool in his complaint claimed that he received the phone call around 5 pm when he was in office. "The caller identified himself as Mumbai-based gangster Ravi Pujari, threatened Rasool that he would kill his son Umar if he doesn't leave the country," police said quoting the complaint lodged by Rasool.Umar's sister Maryam Fatimah told PTI that her younger sisters have received threats over the past few days on social media. Umar's father also asked police to provide security to his family.Meanwhile, a Delhi-based journalist, who is a friend of Umar Khalid, has been questioned by Delhi Police about the whereabouts of Khalid.The journalist, Sadiq Naqvi, was at Bijnor in UP when a team of Delhi Police officials approached him on Friday, following which he was questioned about Khalid's whereabouts. They also asked him to come to Delhi and Naqvi is presently on his way. The developments have been confirmed by a senior official in south district of Delhi Police.Naqvi was Khalid's classmate in Delhi University, where they both pursued graduation together. "It was routine questioning and I shall make myself available for another round of questioning once I reach Delhi," Sadiq told PTI.Khalid is one of the ten youths who the police are looking out for in connection with the event in JNU in which anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.Delhi Police has conducted a numbers of raids in Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, UP and Bihar in search for 10 persons, including Khalid, in connection with the case of alleged sedition for which JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested.PTI
JNU Row: Umar Khalid's Father Claims Threat Call by Don Ravi Pujari: ANI
JNU Row: Umar Khalid’s family gets threat call from underworld don Ravi Pujari
Police hunt for Umar Khalid, kin allege threat calls from gangster: Hindustan Times
Don Pujari threatens to kill Umar Khalid: Times of India
My son targeted as he is a Muslim, says JNU student Umar Khalid’s father Dr. SQR Ilyas: HT
JNU row: Cops hunt for Umar Khalid, family stands in firm support, say true son of India: Mid Day
Family: Umar true son of India, stop his media trial: Asian Age
Umar’s father says he is getting death threats: The Hindu
JNU student’s father: If you’re branding him a traitor for my (SIMI) past…: indianexpress
Fear for his life in a climate of mob hysteria: Umar’s sister
Need Conducive Atmosphere For Surrender, says Family Of JNU's Umar Khalid: NDTV
New Delhi: Umar Khalid, a student seen chanting slogans calling for the independence of Kashmir and making remarks in support of terrorist Afzal Guru, remains missing nearly a week after he organized an event that the government has described as "anti-national" at Delhi's JNU or JNU.Khalid's father today told NDTV, "I don't subscribe to some of the slogans Umar raised..but can praise for Afzal Guru be considered sedition?" "If the atmosphere is conducive, I will appeal for Umar to surrender," said his father, Sayed Qasim Ilyas, a politician and a former member of banned terror group SIMI, at the family's Delhi home. He said he doesn't know where Umar is since the night of the 10th, when Umar appeared on a television show.
Don’t brand my son as ‘traitor’ because of my past: Umar Khalid’s father
JNU row: Don't link my past as SIMI leader with my son Umar Khalid, says Syed Qasim Ilyas
Umar Khalid's sisters received threats: thehindu
JNU row: Threats, abuse rain down on Umar Khalid’s kin: Times of India
Forensic experts confirms Kanhaiya video was doctored
New Delhi:Forensic experts who examined arrested JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar's video today in India Today studio made it clear that it is doctored. In the original video, Kanhaiya is asking to end social ills such as caste and communalism not anti national slogans, experts said. Investigation shows video's audio was tampered with and actual video showed no anti-national slogans."Wave forms on audio layers show doctoring," the experts said."First examination shows voices has been mixed," Dr Mittal told India Today TV.Taking up India Today expose on the video, the AAP government has sent 5 videos of JNU episode for tests. Meanwhile, NHRC said Kanhaiya was subjected to psychological pressure and was made to issue a statement before he appeared in the court, owing allegiance to the Constitution which was dictated by the Delhi Police. Alleging serious dereliction of duty on part of the Delhi Police, the human rights watchdog said, "Kanhaiya Kumar's statement was not made voluntarily, content, construction and framework of his statement was dictated by the Delhi Police".IndiaToday
Times Now First Denies Airing Doctored Video, Then Concedes it Did: Siddharth Varadarajan
Delhi police chief Bassi comes out major loser in JNU row 
New Delhi: The arrest of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges and the resultant political fireworks appear to have hit hard one man: the outgoing Delhi Police chief Bhim Sain Bassi.Days after it was being speculated that Bassi, 59, may get a senior post in the Central Information Commission after he retires on Feb. 29, it became clear on Friday that he had been ignored.Bassi implied it as much."It doesn't matter to me," Bassi told the media when he was asked about reports that the government had axed his name from the list of candidates for a post of Information Commissioner.Also, a day after Bassi insisted that Kanhaiya Kumar was not attacked at the Patiala House Court here, a medical report made public on Friday revealed that the student leader had suffered multiple injuries."There are multiple abrasions on Kumar's nose and thighs. There is a tenderness on the right toe," said a report released by Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, adding there were also several external injury marks.The Congress on Thursday came out against the inclusion of Bassi for the post of Information Commissioner after his retirement.In fact, both the Congress and the CPI-M, which have been most vocal in criticising the government over Kanhaiya Kumar's arrest, have demanded the ouster of Bassi as the Delhi Police chief.IANS
Plea in HC against Bassi for "influencing" JNU probe
A petition filed in Delhi High Court on Saturday accused city police commissioner B S Bassi of "influencing" the probe in the sedition case against JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and alleged that the police chief was "playing at the hands" of certain political parties.The petition, which is likely to come up for hearing on Monday, alleged that Bassi's statement to media that the police would not oppose Kanhaiya's bail plea, may influence fair and transparent investigation in the matter as well as court proceedings.PTI
Massive protests in Srinagar after youth carrying posters ‘thank you, JNU!’: bangaloremirror 
Youths carrying posters of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and messages like "Thank you, JNU," leading to clashes near the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, Kashmir.Soon after the Friday prayers at Kashmir's grand mosque, massive clashes broke after a group of youth carrying posters that led to clashes near the historic Jamia Masjid after they tried to take out a march towards Nowhatta Chowk.Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Dr. Molvi Muhammad Umar Farooq who continues to be under house arrest since the last five days said that fanatical right wing chauvinism perpetuated and promoted by the political establishment of India today is being tried to define as Nationalism and Patriotism.Bangalore Mirror
Communal politics: How RSS used the tricolour to divide Hindus and Muslims in J&K in 2008: David Devadas
Universities from around the world show solidarity with JNU students:
Students, scholars and teachers from around the world have rallied to speak up against the Centre's action against the students of JNU. After a virtual who's-who of world academia sent out solidarity letters, institutions including Oxford University and the University of Chicago have also sent in their support. Universities from across California issued a letter signed by 358 academicians. In it, they condemned the harassment of students for their political beliefs. The letter called the police crackdown on the students an "alibi for the incursion of an authoritarian regime onto the university campus". It said that the whole fraternity is extremely concerned about the situation unfolding at JNU and refuse to remain silent as colleagues face such atrocities in the hand of the authorities. They also urged the V-C of JNU to protect members of the university community and safeguard their rights. The letter was also signed by the Students for Justice in Palestine of University of California, Berkeley, South Asia Graduate Students’ Association,UCLA and Undercommons at UCLA.A letter was also issued by 52 teachers and students from across Chicago in which they "strongly condemn the arbitrary, unconstitutional, and anti-democratic actions of the BJP/RSS/ABVP/Delhi Police continuum at the JNU campus".
State cannot define what is nationalism: IIT-Bombay faculty members
Mumbai:42 faculty members of the IIT-Bombay have come out in support of JNU students, saying that the “state cannot define who is an Indian and what is nationalism”. They have also condemned state intervention in various educational institutions, terming it as “attempts to stifle dissent and suppress differences”. Meanwhile, faculty members of other IITs have also issued a joint statement “condemning” the arrest of JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar. Indian express
Defiant Lawyers Take Out March, Say Will Keep Attacking
New Delhi: Hundreds of lawyers took out a march from Patiala House Court to India Gate in Delhi on Friday in solidarity with Vikram Chauhan and others who led the violence at the court premises and attacked arrested JNU Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and journalists earlier this week. Shouting “Vande Mataram” and “Pakistan Murdabad”, the lawyers waved the tricolour to mark their opposition to “anti-nationals”. “Desh ke gaddaron ko bilkul nahi baksha jayega (Traitors of the country will never be forgiven),” said one of the protesting lawyers.“No one knows the law better than lawyers and according to the law, Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid are terrorists,” said Suresh Sinha, a lawyer, while other­s carried a symbolic effigy of the JNU student leader. The march was called by Vikram Chauhan, who could be seen in video footage aired on TV news channels as being the prime instigator of violence against Kumar and the journalists at court on Monday and Wednesday. Some of the other lawyers caught on camera assaulting journalists were part of the protest and appeared unfazed by the outrage their acts had generated.newindianexpress
Attack on Kanhaiya in court appears pre-planned, organised: NHRC
Withdraw false cases against JNU students: MANUU faculty,-demands-urdu-varsity-faculty.html?psource=Home-Category
Left parties, Janata Parivar meet Pranab, demand action on JNU row
New Delhi:  All Opposition parties are knocking on the doors of President Pranab Mukherjee over the arrest of JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar, the attack against journalists and other violent incidents in various parts of the country.A day after Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Mukherjee on the same issues, the Left parties, along with the JD(U), RJD and the NCP urged the President to prevail upon the Centre to withdraw from the “dangerous course that it has adopted”. thehindubusinessline
The final frontier: What the Govt, Media Aren’t Telling You About the JNU Controversy: Saib Bilaval, research scholar
Sedition case: Court denies bail to ex-DU professor SAR Geelani
Bail plea of former DU lecturer SAR Geelani dismissed by Patiala House Court
Geelani is a Kashmiri and a Muslim, both fits into govt's image of an anti-national: Jagmohan Singh
JNU row: 800 phone calls relating to Afzal Guru event under scanner
JNU row: Look-out notice issued for 3 youths
A Letter To PM Modi From 'Anti-National Sickular Presstitute' Barkha Dutt: NDTV
Ravish Kumar redefines TV journalism! Raps Arnab Goswami, Deepak Chaurasia on NDTV Prime Time
Television news anchor Ravish Kumar created buzz all over social media through his latest episode of NDTV Prime Time. The veteran journalist challenged the sensational coverage of the JNU controversy. Quite arguably, he came up with the best perspective on the ‘nationalist v/s anti-nationalist’ saga which is dividing the nation on ideological lines. Ravish did not shy away from slamming prime time news anchors Deepak Chaurasia and Arnab Goswami for blatantly taking the far-right stand.The 9 PM slot on most of the national news channels is meant for panel discussions where the moderate voice remains silenced and rabble-rousers on both sides turn the studio into a stage of verbal war. However, Ravish Kumar has a reputation of not following the TRP herd. india.COM
Did you get Ravish Kumar's message, Mr Goswami? The nation wants to know
One of the three BJP members of Delhi assembly, OP Sharma may lose membership to house
Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Delhi OP Sharma may soon lose the Delhi assembly's membership. Days after the Vishwas Nagar MLA assaulted a CPI member at the Patiala House Court for allegedly shouting 'anti-national' slogans, the ethics committee of the Delhi Assembly has decided to recommend Sharma's expulsion from the house for his derogatory comments on a woman MLA from the AAP.The committee, in a recent report, has accused Sharma of unparliamentary remarks, especially against the women MLAs in the Delhi assembly and said he is a habitual offender and is not repentant of his behavior.One of the three BJP MLAs in the 70-member Delhi assembly, Sharma was suspended from the Delhi assembly for the entire winter session in November last year after he called Aam Aadmi Party legislator Alka Lamba 'Bazaaru aurat'.This was opposed by women legislators of AAP, who demanded that he should be permanently suspended and also be jailed for his remarks. The matter was then referred to the 10-member ethics committee of the Delhi assembly by speaker Ram Niwas Goel. Dnaindia
‘Centre’s new IPC: opposing BJP, RSS is biggest crime’
: Continuing his attack on the Centre, CM Arvind Kejriwal said that opposing the BJP and the RSS has become the ‘biggest crime’ under the NDA rule and no action is taken against its sympathisers who indulge in criminal activities.“Centre’s new IPC — it’s not a crime to murder, rape or beat anyone if u r from BJP. Being opposed to BJP n RSS is biggest crime now (sic),” Kejriwal tweeted.In another tweet, the CM said, “When questioned, just say that victim was shouting anti-India slogans, u will be let off.” The Hindu 
J&K MLA Engineer Rashid attacked again, this time for supporting JNU
Facebook blocked me after I posted songs on JNU row, Afzal hanging: ex-TMC MP Kabir Suman

JD(U) opposes move to withdraw minority status of AMU, Jamia
New Delhi: JD (U) president Sharad Yadav on Friday protested against an alleged move by the govt to withdraw the minority status for the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), saying it will infringe on the rights of Muslims and will be against the Constitution.He said in a statement that there was “unrest” in the community over the issue. “It is against the Constitution and secular fabric of this country. It is absurd that the institutions made by the minority community will lose their minority status. It will not only demoralise them, the public at large will also feel threatened as it will show that the Constitution and the Acts passed in Parliament have no value,” he said.Yadav said the govt in 1981 amended the AMU Act which acknowledged that the university was set up by Muslims for Muslims. It was also acknowledged that AMU should be run by its elected court and be considered a minority institution, he said, accusing the Narendra Modi govt of trying to a make a U-turn in this regard. thehindu
AMU lands into 'beef controversy' as official terms it a malicious attempt to defame the institution: india today 
New Delhi: Aligarh Muslim University which has been battling to preserve its character as a minority institution now finds itself in another controversy this time over beef. The issue broke out on social media yesterday when a WhatsApp post circulated a report that 'beef biryani' was being served at the AMU Medical College canteen, an allegation promptly denied by the university. A report which went viral on social media yesterday has alleged AMU Medical College canteen of serving 'beef biryani'.The report that was widely circulated via Whatsapp group has landed the AMU into 'beef controversy'.The reports spread the impression that it was cow meat and not the meat of buffalo that was being served. A picture of the canteen's menu card also went viral on social media.However, the university has promptly denied all the allegations.As news of the controversy spread, senior AMU officials led by University Proctor M Mohsin Khan rushed to the Medical College canteen and carried out an on-the-spot preliminary check. University spokesperson Rahat Abrar alleged that the incident was a "malicious" attempt to defame the institution, asserting that the beef mentioned in the menu was of buffalo meat."It is nothing but a malicious propaganda to defame this institution. I can say with confidence that the beef biryani mentioned in the menu card pertains to buffalo meat and there is no iota of evidence to suggest to the contrary," he said.The spokesperson said that according to a preliminary investigation, it was revealed that the contract for the canteen was ending soon and some "vested interests" were eyeing it next, and so were creating a controversy. Indiatoday
Uproar over ‘beef biryani’ at AMU: PTI
Telangana: Jamaat-e- Islami Hind to launch 'anti-extremism campaign' from tomorrow
Hyderabad (PTI): Jamaat-e- Islami Hind (JIH) will organise a week-long 'anti-extremism campaign' in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad from tomorrow.As part of the campaign, JIH will conduct special gatherings, public meetings, seminars for youth to educate them on the un-Islamic nature of terrorist activities, JIH Telangana & Odisha Zone President Hamid Mohammed Khan told reporters here.
GHIAL drags minorities panel to court over mosque issue 
Hyderabad: The face-off between GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) and the State Minorities Commission (SMC), over a petition pertaining to the construction of a mosque on the airport premises, took a legal turn with GHIAL now dragging the minorities panel to the Hyderabad High Court. As was previously reported in these columns, one Mohammed Riyaz had sought the SMC's intervention to construct a mosque on a land parcel within the airport premises as around 300 Muslim employees, including porters and taxi drivers, were forced to pray out in the open and in harsh weather conditions. Acting on his appeal, the commission had issued a show cause noti ce to GHIAL. GHIAL, however, in a writ petition has now challenged the jurisdiction of the SMC and described the show cause notice issued on February 8 as illegal, arbitrary and unconstitutional. It also contended that the notice was in violation of the fundamental rights of the company and sought an order to set aside all action of the commission in connec tion with the case, including the notice. SMC chairman Abid Rasool Khan, meanwhile, told TOI that he had received a memo from K Siddharth Rao, lawyer for the GMR managing director and chief executive officer of the airport, on Thursday informing the commission about GHIAL's petition in court. "We have sent our advocate on record to the HC as we have the highest regard for the judiciary and we will respect the decision. In the court, our lawyer has said that it is routine practice to send show cause notices to the concerned individuals or parties after petitions are received and cases are registered.This is mandated by the AP SMC Act of 1998. If any untenable petitions are received we close the case. The notice sent to GMR was to inquire the ground realities in an impartial manner," Khan said. timesofindia
Jat protest: Railway station set on fire, Army conducts flag march in Haryana
Chandigarh: Fresh incidents of violence were reported in Haryana on Saturday as the Jat stir for job quotas intensified with protestors torching a railway office in Jind and blocking traffic at major highways. To bring the situation under control, the Army on Saturday conducted a flag march in two curfew-bound districts and used helicopters to reach parts of the blocked Rohtak district.The Army could not enter Rohtak through road as protesters had put up blockades on Delhi, Hisar, Rohtak, and Fazilka highways, forcing the authorities to air drop them, official said. Times of India
Jat stir: Protests reach Delhi; 5 Haryana towns now brought under curfew
Live: Minister's home pelted with stones, railway station set on fire
Arunachal gets a new CM, Kalikho Pul sworn in at night
Guwahati: Dissident Congress leader Kalikho Pul, 46, was sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday with the support of 18 rebel Congress MLAs, and two Independents and 11 BJP MLAs who gave outside support.
Ram temple can only be built in Ayodhya, not Pak: Union minister Giriraj Singh
Patna: Union minister Giriraj Singh on Friday said that if Ram temple is constructed it will be only in “Ayodhya, not in Pakistan”.Justifying the demand for construction of the temple in Ayodhya, the minister told reporters in Ara: “Agar Ram mandir Ayodhya me nahi banega to kya Pakistan me banana chahiye. Ram janambhoomi is a place of faith and the Centre has trust in court and law of the land.” indianexpress
Why shouldn’t you be asked to leave Delhi: Police to Hindu Sena chief
Delhi Police have sent a notice to Hindu Sena leader Vishnu Gupta, who is facing charges in nine cases, asking him why he shouldn’t be “externed” from the National Capital Territory of Delhi for a period of two years.Gupta had earlier been booked in connection with the vandalism at the Pakistan International Airlines’ office in Barakhamba Road and false complaints about beef being served at the Kerala House canteen. Indianexpress
Panchayat in Aligarh bans mobile phones for girls under the age of 18
 A panchayat in an Aligarh village has announced a complete ban on the use of mobile phones by girls younger than 18, blaming the devices for “corrupting” them. The families of violators will be punished by having to sweep village roads. The decision was announced by the panchayat of Basauli village in the district.Ramvir Singh, a village elder, said that they have formed three different types of committees for this, who would see that no one breaks the law and the order is followed.Apart from the ban on use of phone by girls, the Basauli panchayat also ordered a complete ban on liquor sale and consumption. If anyone was found selling or drinking liquor, he too would have to clean village roads.ANI

Media on Muslims Arresting & Terrorism
Goa cops framed him over his interest in Islam: Terror suspect Sameer Sardana
Panaji: Terror suspect Sameer Sardana, 44, accused the Goa Police and Central security agencies of taunting him over his interest in Islam.Ahead of leaving Goa on Thursday, the Dehradun-based chartered accountant, who was released on bail last week, said he had stored information about bomb blasts on his laptop because he fancied himself as a spoof-artist.In a chat with presspersons, Sardana also blamed the police for trying to allegedly frame him in a terror case and torturing him.Sardana, son of a retired Major General, who was arrested on February 2 by the anti-terror squad of the Goa Police, spent more than a week in police custody, where he was quizzed by officials of the State police, National Investigation Agency and other security agencies. “There was physical torture, and racial taunts. I believe I have been framed and racially profiled,” Sardana said. thehindu
I’m happy my son is alive, says arrested alleged SIMI man’s mother: Hindustan times report
Khandwa: The arrest of a family member usually brings gloom, but the mood in the house of SIMI activist Zakir, who was arrested from Odisha, is anything but sombre.“I am happy that he (Zakir) was caught alive, as now I can meet and see him (in jail),” said Salma Bi, mother of Zakir Hussain. Zakir was caught along with 3 other in Rourkela district of Odisha on Wednesday.Speaking to Hindustan Times, a day after her son’s arrest, Salma Bi, who lives in a slum behind Sales Tax colony in Khandwa town said, “I am more relieved and happy as he was caught alive.”“After Nalgonda (Telengana) encounter on April 9, 2015, I was a bit worry about my son’s fate. But now at least I can see and meet him in any jail,” Salma added. Hindustan Times
Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal awaits ‘practical vision’
Gaza: Following bilateral talks in the Qatari capital Doha last week, rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah have reached a tentative agreement aimed at implementing a reconciliation deal signed in 2014 between the 2 movements.Analysts, however, believe the two rival movements have to agree a unified political platform for helping render the reconciliation deal a success.In a statement, Hamas said it has reached a “practical vision” with Fatah with a view to implementing the reconciliation deal and healing the Palestinian rift.The group, however, gave no details about this “practical vision”.Leading Hamas member Ismail Radwan said his movement is keen on rendering efforts aimed at achieving the Palestinian reconciliation successful. Anadolu Agency 
Israeli report: More than 400,000 settlers in West Bank
The number of settlers living in 128 illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, excluding Jerusalem, has reached 406,302, Israeli report revealed.The report, issued by ex Member of the Knesset Yaakov Katz, suggested that the Israeli settlements are distributed amongst 11 settlement blocs, the largest of which is located in the Jordan Valley, while the most densely populated is the Benjamin settlement bloc.middleeastmonitor
Harvard loses $250,000 after Palestine event
 A discussion sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Justice for Palestine student group has caused Milibank, Tweed, Hadely & McCloy Law firm to reportedly pull $250,000 of funding from the university. The panel discussion, " Palestine Exception to Free Speech: A Movement Under Attack”, which took place in October last year, featured Staff Attorney at Palestine Legal Radhika Sainath, Omar Shakir, a Bertha Fellow at the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and Northeastern undergraduate Kendall Bousquet. middleeastmonitor
US-backed fighters capture IS-held town in northeast Syria: monitor
Beirut: A US-backed alliance of Syrian fighters including the Kurdish YPG militia captured an Islamic State-held town in Syria's northeast on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.The capture of al-Shadadi in Hasaka province came three days after the beginning of an offensive against Islamic State in the area by Syria Democratic Forces backed by US-led air strikes, and would help isolate Raqqa, the jihadists' de-facto capital in Syria. reuters
US strikes Islamic State in Libya, killing 40 people: Reuters
Tripoli: US warplanes carried out air strikes against Islamic State-linked militants in western Libya on Friday, killing as many as 40 people in an operation targeting a suspect linked to two deadly attacks last year in neighbouring Tunisia. It was the second US air strike in 3 months against Islamic State in Libya. The Pentagon said it had targeted an Islamic State training camp and killed a Tunisian militant linked to major attacks on tourists in Tunisia.The mayor of the Libyan city of Sabratha, Hussein al-Thwadi, told Reuters the planes struck at 3:30 a.m. (0130 GMT), hitting a building in the city's Qasr Talil district, home to many foreigners.Reuters
Polish magazine sparks outrage by featuring model depicting 'Islamic Rape Of Europe' on cover
Polish magazine 'wSieci' or 'The Network' sparked worldwide outrage after the magazine's latest edition featured a seemingly racist cover of a picture of a screaming blonde, white woman draped in European Union flag while she is being groped by dark-skinned hands. The cover also has a caption titled 'Islamic rape of Europe' depicting that the woman is being raped by the refugees.The magazine cover which contains the disturbing image tried to suggest that the influx of the refugees in the European Union has increased the rape cases in the region and the 'Islamic' refugees are the ones to be blamed for it. The magazine also contained several related stories on the topic of sexual assault and rape of women in Cologne, Germany. The edition particularly had accounts of sexual assaults on New year's eve where reportedly around 1,000 complaints were filed Cologne. However, according to reports, very few of the identified perpetrators in the Cologne attack were refugees. dnaindia
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