A man who stormed a funeral in a church in Malta shouting “Allahu Akbar” had some of the charges against him reduced after his lawyer claimed he was praying for the deceased, The Independent reported.
The man, a 29-year old from the Ivory Coast, was originally charged with breaching the public peace, public intoxication, and threatening and insulting the police.
At his trial, the latter two charges were dropped. The man pleaded guilty to the other charge and agreed to return immediately to Italy.
The court then agreed to a conditional discharge of two years, meaning that after two years, the conviction will be wiped from his record.
The mayor of Venice announced that anyone who shouts “Allahu Akbar” in the city’s famous St. Mark’s Square will be shot “after taking three steps.”
Last year, the controversial mayor said four steps. Now he is down to three.
Speaking at a conference about extremism in the city of Rimini, Mayor Luigi Brugnaro admitted his decision is controversial, saying, “I have never been politically correct, I am incorrect. I would shoot, we would shoot.
“They said they wanted to go and meet Allah, so we will send them straight to Allah, without having to throw them off the bridge. We will just shoot them.”
Brugnaro added, “In contrast with Barcelona, where they had not set up protection, we keep our guard up.”
A man who attacked police officers outside Buckingham Palace with a sword while repeatedly shouting “Allahu Akbar” was charged with terrorism, Breitbart reported.
Mohiussunnath Choudhury, a 26-year-old Uber driver, first tried to run the officers over with a car. He then drew a four-foot sword when approached by the unarmed officers.
A man from Belgium shouting “Allahu Akbar” and warning there was a bomb on a plane caused panic in his fellow travelers.
The 51-year-old man was arrested and eight friends who were traveling with him on a Ryanair flight from Madrid to Brussels were thrown off the plane. All were thought to have been drunk.
Passengers were evacuated while a bomb squad searched the plane.