STRASBOURG - French authorities detained five people as they hunted Wednesday for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire at one of Europe’s most famous Christmas markets in the eastern city of Strasbourg, killing three and wounding at least 13 and putting the whole country on edge anew. (Time)
France: Suspected gunman named, had long police record Strasbourg shooting witnesses say shooter shouted 'Allahu Akbar' Strasbourg shooting: gunman at large, three dead, 11 wounded
The teenaged accused murderer who went on a stabbing rampage at a massage parlour in northwest Toronto in February was motivated by the terrorist ideology known as incel, or “involuntary celibate,” a woman-hating online subculture, police claim. (Windsor Star)
What is incel?
MONTREAL - A Catholic priest was stabbed in front of dozens of stunned worshippers as he was celebrating mass Friday morning at Montreal's St. Joseph's Oratory. A 26-year-old man is in custody and was being questioned Friday afternoon by police. They said he will appear in court Saturday to face charges that have yet to be determined, but which could range from assault with a weapon to attempted murder. (CP24)
'People will come to pray for Father Grou'
In a rare turn of events, the son of one of the founding members of the Hamas terror organization quit the group and detailed its inner workings to an Israeli television journalist. (i24 News)
BROOKLYN - A Canadian citizen who helped plan an attack in 2009 has been sentenced to 26 years in an American prison. A Brooklyn federal court sentenced Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa, an Iraqi-Canadian dual-citizen, for his role aiding the attackers in a suicide bombing that killed five American soldiers in Iraq. (True North)
MANCHESTER - The stabbing of three people - including a police officer - at Manchester Victoria station on New Year's Eve is being treated as a terror related incident, police have confirmed. A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. (BBC)
Counter-terror police raid Manchester house
SHEFFIELD - An Islamic State (IS) supporter who was arrested amid fears of a Christmas terror plot has been found guilty of planning an attack using a remote-controlled explosive and a driverless car. Farhad Salah, 24, was convicted at Sheffield Crown Court after jurors heard that he messaged a contact on social media about using an autonomous vehicle to deliver a potentially deadly device. (Sky News)
Senior government officials scrambled to piece together facts and "debunk" an embarrassing narrative last February immediately after news broke that a would-be assassin had been invited to an exclusive event during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's official visit to India. (CBC)
ISIS fanatics who murdered tourists Dane Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and Norwegian Maren Ueland, 28, while they slept, used social media to spread their vile message. (Toronto Sun)
Nine more arrested in backpacker murders
The London Bridge terrorist was banned from entering the capital – and was only allowed in on Friday afternoon to attend a prisoner rehabilitation session. Multiple reports suggest Usman Khan had 20 strict conditions imposed on him when he was released from jail in December 2018, ahead of the horrific attack, which has left two people dead. (Metro UK)
Bystanders praised for confronting London Bridge attacker