France – Islamic extremist planned to attack churches in Paris
An Islamic extremist was arrested for attempting to attack churches in Paris last Sunday (19 April) but shot himself in the leg and called an ambulance. Police discovered details of potential targets along with a Kalashnikov, pistol and police armbands in his vehicle.
UK – 14-year-old detained over links to terrorist threat in Australia
A 14-year-old boy is being held by police in Blackburn in connection with a planned terrorist attack targeting Anzac Day commemorations in Australia.
UK – British Muslim family arrested in Turkey, suspected of heading towards Islamic State
Asif Malik, his partner Sara, and the four children – who are aged between less than 12 months and 7 years old – were detained at a hotel in an industrial district in the capital Ankara, after they were suspected of heading towards Islamic State territory.
US – US Muslim organisations oppose labelling Armenian massacre as “genocide”
A press release from the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) upholds Turkey’s denial of the killings of over 1.5 Armenian Christians 100 years ago, stating that the Armenian Genocide was just one event in "the painful history of over 30 nations fighting for over four years and the loss of over 37 million lives in World War I, including those of the Armenians."
US – Obama backtracks on recognising Armenian genocide
Having promised to recognise the massacre of Armenian Christians in 1915 as “genocide” in his pre-electoral campaign, President Obama has backtracked on his promise after opposition from the State Department arose.
UK – Muslim prisoners in Hull attack Christian inmate for insulting Muhammad
Muslim prisoners Mahad Ali and Umar Arshad attacked a Christian prisoner, Simon Richards, at HMP Full Sutton on 24 March last year after comments he made to another prisoner that insulted Muhammad, the Hull Crown Court heard.