08/13/14

Leader of town in France named ‘Death To Jews’ refuses to change name because people need to respect tradition

Street in “Death To Jews” 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A Jewish organization requested the French authorities in a small village outside Paris, to change its name which translates into English as "Death to Jews."

"The fact that the name was unnoticed for seventy years after the liberation of France from the Nazis and Vichy, is surprising," Shimon Samuels of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, wrote to the Interior Minister of France.

The deputy mayor of a town named “Death To Jews” said he will not change the name because people need to respect tradition.

"It's ridiculous. This name has always existed," Marie-Elizabeth Secretand said.

"Nobody has anything against the Jews, of course. I'm not surprised that this issue is coming up again. Why change a name that dates back to the Middle Ages or even earlier? We must respect these old names," she added.

Secretand also noted that the city council was asked to change the name of the city, consisting of two houses and a farm 20 years ago, but that request was denied.

3 Muslim men arrested for beating pro-Israel protesters in Canada (video)

Pro-Israel protesters being beaten by Muslims 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A violent group of Muslim men beat pro-Israel protesters in Calgary, police in Canada said.

Now, three people face charges in connection with the violence that happened at the rally in front of City Hall, last month.

Police were called to Macleod Trail on Friday, after a large demonstration in support of Palestine, turned into a heated confrontation when pro-Israel demonstrators arrived at the scene.

Three people were assaulted at the rally. 18-year-old Aziz Mohammed Madi ​​of Calgary, was charged with two counts of assault.

27-year-old Arlsan Khan of Calgary, was charged with one count of assault. A 16-year-old boy of Calgary, who cannot be named because of his age, was charged with one count of assault.

Police said charges are expected against a fourth man.

Doctor refuses to treat 90-year-old sick Jewish woman telling her to go to Gaza

Old woman illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A doctor is under fire after refusing to treat an elderly woman because she is Jewish.

The doctor in Belgium, told the 90-year-old woman with a fractured rib, to go Gaza to get rid of her severe pain.

"I will not help," the doctor said before he hung up after receiving the call at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Bertha Klein, had a broken rib and was suffering from excruciating pain.

Her son, a U.S. citizen, called the doctor and asked for help on her behalf. "Send her to Gaza for a few hours, then she will get rid of the pain," the doctor told the man.

Samuel Markowitz, a member of the Antwerp District Council and a volunteer paramedic, also called the doctor and confronted him about his statements.

Markowitz recorded their conversation. Hershy Taffel, a grandson of Bertha Klein, filed a discrimination complaint with the police.

The doctor did not deny his comments saying that he had an emotional reaction. Health Ministry officials are investigating the incident.

Pro-Hamas protesters raid Asda supermarket in Ireland and destroy Israeli products (video)

Pro-Hamas protesters throwing Israeli items into shopping carts 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A crowd of pro-Hamas protesters raided an Asda supermarket in Ireland, and destroyed Israeli products, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

Dozens of people rushed into the supermarket located in the Westwood Centre on Kennedy Way around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, and took Israeli items off the shelves and slammed them into shopping carriages.

Many were chanting “Free Palestine” before taking numerous products off the shelves that have ties to Israel.

In a statement posted on Facebook, the group said: "We call on others to join the boycott. Join us in the coming weeks as we take the campaign to those who ignore the plight of the Palestinian people."

Last week, dozens of people pulled products, including those made by Coca Cola, off shelves in west Belfast. The video of the protest was uploaded to YouTube, and it went viral on the Internet.

SuperValu has confirmed that all stores were ordered to remove Israeli carrots from their shelves.

ISIS fighters active in Gaza and help Hamas in their fight against Israel

ISIS fighters illustration 
By: Anav Silverman

During Operation Protective Edge, ISIS fighters were spotted in Gaza, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

According to a recent Gatestone Institute publication, the presence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), began to grow in the Gaza Strip, with both the Palestinian Authority and Israel, convinced that followers of ISIS in Gaza have been responsible for some of the rocket attacks on Israel.

Last month, the Israel Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, reported that Salafist-jihadi operatives in the Gaza Strip, uploaded a video clip to YouTube, documenting several instances of rockets being launched at Israel.

The video clip, entitled “The Salafist-jihadi [movement] in the Gaza Strip – lovers of the Islamic state [i.e. ISIS] launches rockets at the Jews.” The video showed at least 10 rockets being launched at Israel.

In addition, the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm reported in late June, that Egyptian security forces arrested 15 ISIS terrorists (known as ‘Daash’ in Arabic), who tried to infiltrate Sinai from the Gaza Strip.

According to the report, the 15 who were arrested, were instructed to begin the formation of an ISIS branch in Egypt among terrorist groups in the Sinai.

However, the Hamas Interior Ministry refuted the report, with Ma'an News Agency reporting that the ministry stated it was a lie and that “all tunnels between Gaza and Egypt have been closed completely after the Egyptian army destroyed them.” Iyad Al Bezem, a Hamas interior spokesman, stated that “there is no presence of ISIS in the Gaza Strip.”

Gatestone reports that ISIS followers organized a rally on June 12, to celebrate the military victories of ISIS in Iraq, but Hamas police dispersed the Rafah rally. In addition, Hamas prevented local journalists from reporting the event “as part of its attempt to deny the existence of ISIS in the Gaza Strip.”

At the rally, dozens of Islamists were reported chanting, “Khaybar, Khaybar, Ya Yahud, Jaish Mohamed Saya’ud!” (O Jews, Mohamed's army will return) in reference to the story of the 629 CE battle by the Prophet Mohamed against the Jews of Khaybar in northwestern Arabia, where many Jews were killed and Jewish women and children taken as slaves.

Additionally, at a funeral for two terrorists who were killed for firing rockets at Israeli communities, on Sunday, June 29, the black ISIS flags were seen flying, and the terrorists’ coffins were reportedly draped in ISIS flags, according to a World Net Daily report.

The radical jihadi ISIS, which recently changed its name to The Islamic State, proclaimed itself an Islamic caliphate on June 29, claiming religious authority over all Muslims in the world, and having ushered in “a new era of international jihad.”

The group has exterminated at least 500 people of Iraq’s Yazidi Kurdish ethnic minority, while burying some of its victims alive. Some 300 Yazidi women were kidnapped as slaves and around 150,000 Yazidi Kurds, who have been entrapped by ISIS on Iraq’s Sinjar mountains, are currently homeless and starving.

Nurse fakes husband's HIV test so he could sleep with his married lover

Blood tests illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A woman was fired from her job as a hospital nurse after faking her husband’s HIV test.

A nurse at the hospital in Gokwe, Zimbabwe, was fired, and her coworker was suspended pending the outcome of an investigation after the two deliberately issued false HIV results.

The man then used the results to try to entice his lover, who is married, to have unprotected sex with him.

The incident happened about three weeks ago, when Angela Chipere, and her coworker Shamiso Punzwana, hatched the plan to help Mr. Punzwana prove that he is HIV negative despite being HIV positive.

It is alleged that Shamiso's husband had an affair with a married woman and had protected sex. However, when Mr. Punzwana wanted to have unprotected sex, his lover demanded him to be tested for HIV.

Knowing that he is HIV positive, Mr. Punzwana, who is unemployed, told his wife that he had been offered a job by an organization and the work was available only to those who have tested negative for HIV.

It is alleged that nurse Shamiso, approached the head of her department Mr. Chipere, and bribed her to facilitate false HIV results.

After getting the negative results, the man took a photo of the results and forwarded them to his mistress via WhatsApp.

However, all hell broke loose when the husband of the mistress found the WhatsApp message. The man went to the home of Mr. Punzwana and confronted him about it.

It was during the argument that his wife learned the true reason he needed the test, and she confessed to falsifying the test results.

Midlands Provincial Medical Director Dr. Milton Chemhuru, confirmed that they are conducting an investigation and charges may be brought against the women.

Woman arrested after using cellmate's debit card to bond out of jail

Crystal Dawn Stephens 
By: Aarav Sen

A woman’s petty theft charge turned into a serious identity fraud case.

The woman of Naples, Florida, was arrested again on charges that she stole the debit card of her cellmate in prison and spent more than $1,700 on the card.

25-year-old Crystal Dawn Stephens, used the card to purchase items in the prison commissary, to make phone calls in jail and to bond herself out of jail.

She also allowed a friend to pay for an airline ticket on the card. Stephens was charged with grand theft, fraud, illegal use of credit cards and fraud by impersonating another or using another's identification.

She was originally in the county jail on a charge of theft involving shoplifting.

The 37-year-old victim, who was serving time for leaving the scene of an accident, discovered that her card was used when she received her bank statement.

When she called her bank, she was informed that her debit card was used for Liberty Bail Bonds.

She contacted Liberty Bail Bonds and learned that her cellmate, Stephens, used her card to pay for bond.

The victim explained that she had a piece of paper with her card number in the drawer next to the jail bunk bed.

When detectives spoke with Stephens, she allegedly admitted to the charges.

If convicted of the latest charges, she faces up to 15 years in prison for fraud using someone else's identification.

Former lawyer burns off fingertips while trying to change her identity

Ann Marie Miller aka Julia Wadsworth 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Police were shocked when they were unable to identify a woman they arrested because she had no fingerprints.

The woman was jailed in Ohio, after trying to use a fake birth certificate to get a state identification card with the name Julia Wadsworth.

While booking her into jail, authorities discovered that her fingerprints were burned off.

Authorities contacted police in Florida, where she worked under her new alias. Neighbors said that Wadsworth cared for an elderly man.

On her computer, investigators found that she had researched information on how to remove fingerprints and how to determine if someone was being investigated by a federal agency.

The woman was finally identified as a former attorney who faced charges in Virginia, Allen County Sheriff Samuel Crish said.

He said that the woman is 40-year-old Ann Marie Miller. She practiced law in Roanoke, until her license was revoked in 2009, by the Virginia Bar Association.

Her lawyer confirmed that Ann Marie Miller is the true identity of the woman.

Miller pleaded guilty in Ohio to tampering with state records, a crime punishable by up to three years in prison.

Miller previously faced several charges in Virginia, related to a love triangle with a male lawyer and female paralegal, Crish said.

Scorned woman arrested after throwing rocks and vandalizing in-laws’ home ‘for fun’

Michelle Waro insert 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A woman went on a rampage and vandalized her in-laws’ home.

The woman of Maryland, caused thousands of dollars in damages by throwing bricks at windows.

The Mary's County Sheriff's Office responded to a call at a house in Leonardtown, after receiving a report on destruction of property.

Residents of the house called police after Michelle Waro, threw bricks through windows of the home. According to the homeowner, Waro is his daughter-in-law.

When police arrived at the scene, they found the 43-year-old suspect behind the house. She gave herself up to police with a smile on her face.

Waro reportedly broke nine windows in the house with landscaping bricks and caused an estimated $8,000 in damage before she was stopped.

After she was arrested, Waco allegedly told police: “This was fun and they are a bunch of bi***es.” She seemed to have enjoyed herself and was still smiling when her mugshot was taken.

Waco was charged with three counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of destruction of property.

Grandmother wants money from salon because bad haircut ruined her social life by making her look like a man (video)

Hair trimmer illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A grandmother of Florida, is demanding compensation from a salon, claiming that a bad haircut ruined her social life.

The woman of Winter Springs, said that the haircut was so bad that she wants $1,000 for pain and suffering.

Vyunda Bradshaw said that she attends church regularly and has an active social life, but now, she cannot go anywhere because the haircut left her looking like a man.

Strips of her hair are gone, she has a bald spot and the hair was left uneven after the stylist allegedly used clippers. Michelle Bates, general manager of Great Clips, said that she agreed that the haircut was unacceptable.

She said that she offered Bradshaw free hair products, fired the stylist who did the damage and gave Bradshaw $60 to buy a wig.

Bates said that she cannot give the woman $1,000. Bates also offered the woman free weekly visits, but she refused.

New York man kills 23-year-old wife in front of 30 people after she cheated on him

New York police officers 
By: Hydar Tomar

A jealous man killed his wife in front of many horrified friends, family members and other onlookers.

The man stabbed his wife to death in a jealous fit rage in the Bronx, outside a relative's home.

According to his mother, Nazir Khan was very much in love with his 23-year-old wife, and was devastated when he caught her cheating.

After the couple had an argument, the woman, Amarita Khan, left their home in Queens, with their two daughters and spend the night with a family member.

During the day, she joined family and friends at a block party. Around 6:00 p.m., her husband went to look for her. He came up from behind her and stuck a knife in her chest in front of 30 horrified onlookers, police said.

The mother of the alleged murderer, Nafeeza Khan, could not believe her son had done this saying: “he loved her very much.”

She also said that her son caught his wife cheating with another man. Nazir reportedly worked as a fuel supervisor for an airline based at LaGuardia Airport.

“I was shocked. I never thought he was capable of this. He is a quiet guy, a good guy. No smoking, no drinking, just always working," said Nafeeza.

The couple has two daughters, ages 2 and 5. They are now with their maternal grandparents.

Mother arrested for helping son set himself on fire

Janie Lachelle Talley and her son on fire 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A mother is in trouble after she helped her son set himself on fire while he was being recorded.

The teen wanted to light himself on fire for a social media challenge, and his mother helped him.

Now, the mother of North Carolina, has been arrested and accused of child neglect for helping her son with the video, in which he was set on fire as part of the “fire challenge” trend on Facebook.

41-year-old Janie Lachelle Talley of Charlotte, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Detectives of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, said that her 16-year-old son poured nail polish on himself and lit himself on fire.

Talley was present at the time and helped with the recording, according to police. Other people who were at the home, put out the fire. The teenager suffered minor burns to his chest and neck.

Someone notified the Department of Social Services about the incident, and the police began investigating the mother.

Police allow thieves to walk free after community members were seen on video beating them

Cell phone illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A woman was furious when police allowed thieves to walk free after witnesses beat them.

When Nhlanhla Mlotshwa’s phone was stolen by thugs, the community took matters into their own hands and beat them.

When police took the suspects away they refused to arrest the men and allowed them to walk free.

The 16-year-old of Gauteng, South Africa, said that while she got her cell phone back, she wanted justice.

Mlotshwa was told by the local police station that the culprits were not arrested because they had already been punished by community members.

Mlotshwa was at the Daveyton Mall, when two men asked her to help them carry boxes into a store.

The men told the teen that she had to declare if she had a cell phone to the security guards so that no one thinks she stole it.

She was asked to put her phone and money in a box. At first, she was hesitant, but then she agreed. As soon as she placed the items in the box, the men took the items and ran to a nearby car.

Residents who witnessed the incident, stopped the men and beat the them before returning the phone to the teenager.

Officers came to the scene and rescued the criminals. However, rather than charging them with theft, the officers allowed them to walk free.

Police Captain Alfred Nakana, said that what the police did was wrong and promised to investigate the matter.

Mother laughs in court while being charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter (video)

Jessica Smith 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing her young daughter, police in Oregon said.

While in court, 40-year-old Jessica Smith of Astoria, laughed as she was charged with aggravated murder in the killing of her 2-year-old daughter.

She also was charged in connection with critically injuring her 13-year-old daughter at a Cannon Beach hotel room. Police discovered the girls in room 3302 of Surfsand Resort at 9:45 a.m.

A hotel maid noticed blood inside the room and called police.

2-year-old Isabella Smith, was found dead in a bed and her older sister, 13-year-old Alana Smith, was found naked under a white sheet, severely bleeding from her neck and wrists.

Alana Smith told doctors that her mother drowned her sister and then helped her slit her throat and wrists with a razor blade.

Alana Smith underwent surgery and was discharged to her family in Portland.

7-year-old girl gets serious infection after being raped by pastor

Sad girl illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A pastor was arrested on charges of child rape after allegedly raping a young girl and infecting her with an infection, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that they arrested 51-year-old Sunday Akintayo, after being accused of raping the 7-year-old girl and infecting her with staph.

The pastor is also accused of shaving the victim’s eyebrows.

According to the police investigation, the pastor abused the girl over a lengthy period of time, and the abuse only came to light after the girl became sick.

Akintayo was brought before the Ebute Metta Magistrate’s Court on two counts of indecent assault. Akintayo pleaded not guilty to the indictment.

The suspect was remanded into custody. The girl was hospitalized in an intensive care unit, and was said to be in critical condition.

Man kills his wife because she dumped him for another man after infecting him with HIV

Phillip Katongu 
By: Anika Rao

A man became furious after his wife dumped him for another man despite infecting him with HIV, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that they arrested Phillip Katongu, for allegedly stabbing his wife to death.

Katongu of Wamba, Nasarawa, was arrested for killing Justina. Justina was stabbed three times before she died.

Katongu, who worked in construction in Victoria Island, also has another wife.

Katongu is said to have attempted suicide after killing his second wife, but his neighbors held him back until police arrived.

Katongu, 45, told police that he killed his wife because she infected him with HIV. Katongu met his wife several years ago, but she did not disclose that she had HIV.

In fact she refused to undergo an HIV test, saying she was negative for the virus. The woman went for medical treatment for HIV every three months without telling her husband.

Last year, the hospital told the husband that his wife was HIV positive. This week, the woman revealed that she was in love with another man and she plans on dumping her husband.

The suspect took a knife and killed his wife before trying to commit suicide.

Female phone thief calls police on victim because he demanded his phone back

Mobile phone illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A female phone thief ended up behind bars after calling police to complain that her victim was demanding his phone back, police in Washington said.

The Seattle Police Department said that they arrested the 20-year-old suspect around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, outside a gas station parking lot in the 6600 block of Martin Luther King Junior Way South.

The woman called police to complain that a man was following her and accusing her of taking his phone. Officers found the 21-year-old man, who suffered cuts and bruises.

The suspect told officers that she and her boyfriend were sitting near the 21-year-old man on a city bus when he awoke from a nap, accused them of stealing his phone and attacked them as they ran from the bus.

According to the 21-year-old man, that's not exactly what happened. He told officers that he was sitting on the bus with closed eyes, when suddenly the music he was listening to had stopped.

He opened his eyes to see the suspect and a man with his phone. The 21-year-old man said that he asked the couple to return his cell phone only to have them hit and kick him in the head.

He ran after the couple as they left the bus. According to police, the suspect denied taking the phone until officers noticed a bulge in her pocket.

Officers found the victim’s phone and three grams of crack on the suspect. She was booked into the King County Jail on charges of burglary and drug possession.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

Mother sues police officer for Tasering 7-year-old girl who wanted to kill herself with a knife

Taser illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

An ungrateful mother is suing a police officer, who stopped a little girl from killing herself with a knife, according to a lawsuit filed in South Dakota.

Police warned the 8-year-old girl that they would Taser her, and within seconds, one officer fired at her chest, according to the lawsuit filed by Dawn Stenstrom, the mother of the girl.

The force of electricity shot through her body, and threw her against a wall. Later, the officers removed the darts from her chest and gave the girl emergency medical attention.

The reason that the police were in the house was to keep the girl from hurting herself. The girl’s nanny had called them because she had a knife in her hand.

The girl's mother claims that police used excessive force when they used the Taser on her girl. However, the police department disagrees, saying that the police could have possibly saved the life of this girl.

After a two-month independent investigation, the Criminal Investigation Division of South Dakota, ruled that the officer had acted correctly.

The mother is seeking at least $100,000 in damages, plus punitive damages and other relief that the court will consider to be fair and equitable.

Wind pushes child strapped in baby carriage onto train tracks moments before train arrives (video)

Baby carriage falling onto train tracks 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Strong winds pushed a baby strapped in a carriage onto train tracks in London, England, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

British Transport Police has released the harrowing video, showing a woman jumping to the rescue moments before a train arrived.

The incident occurred when a man placed the carriage at the bottom of the stairs of the Goodge Street station before going to help with luggage.

The video shows the carriage falling onto the tracks and the woman jumping in terror to grab the baby. She managed to pull the child to safety just seconds before a train stopped at the platform.

Police said that they want to identify the parents of the child to ensure that the child was not hurt.

Man dressed as Barbie doll attacks woman in store toilet (video)

Man dressed as Barbie doll entering store toilet 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A man who dressed as a Barbie doll attacked a woman as she entered a store toilet, police in California said.

Now, 41-year-old Gregory Phillip Schwartz of San Diego, was ordered to stand trial on four felony charges, including assault with intent to commit rape and illegal detention by violence.

Schwartz faces more than seven years in prison if convicted.

The victim, identified only as Susan, testified that she entered the women's restroom at the Big Lots store on Clairemont Drive, and noticed a man following her.

She looked up and saw the man looking over the top of the cubicle. Before she knew it, he was trying to get into her cubicle.

She screamed, and the man put his hand around her neck and pushed her to the wall. Susan said that she was able to push the defendant away, run out of the bathroom and notify employees of the store.

Surveillance video shows the defendant entering the women's bathroom dressed in pink. A manager at the Big Lots said that a pair of shoes and two Barbie suits designed for girls were missing.>


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