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16:00  30 october  2020
16:00  30 october  2020 Source:   tribunecontentagency.com

Pakistan PM accuses Macron of attacking Islam by 'encouraging' blasphemous cartoons

  Pakistan PM accuses Macron of attacking Islam by 'encouraging' blasphemous cartoons Pakistan PM accuses Macron of attacking Islam by 'encouraging' blasphemous cartoonsKhan's comments come days after Macron paid tribute to a French history teacher beheaded by an Islamist radical who wanted to avenge the use of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a class on freedom of expression.

One of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor is now suing her boyfriend for "battery, assault and emotional distress" on the night of the March 13 incident.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Louisville Metro Police Department Jonathan Mattingly © Provided by People Louisville Metro Police Department Jonathan Mattingly

A new civil suit filed against Kenneth Walker, obtained by PEOPLE, claims that Louisville Police Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly experienced "severe trauma, mental anguish and emotional distress" on the night that Taylor, 26, was killed after officers executed a no-knock search warrant at her apartment.

That night, Walker, a licensed gun-owner, grabbed his firearm and ultimately fired it. He has long maintained that he believed someone was trying to break into the apartment. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has asserted Walker's bullet struck an officer, and officers returned fire with 32 shots, six of which struck Taylor.

Morocco officially condemns the publication of cartoons of Muhammad and calls on France

 Morocco officially condemns the publication of cartoons of Muhammad and calls on France © Copyright 2020, L'Obs Morocco joins the list of countries denouncing the continued publication in France of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad: Rabat “condemns vigorously ", in an press release of the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs published Sunday, October 25, the" outrageous caricatures of Islam and the prophet ". # MAEC press release: The #Morocco ?? Strongly condemns the continuation of the publication of outrageous cartoons ... https://t.co/6Y5POkNkYp —MarocDiplomatie (@Maroc Diploma

"Walker's conduct in shooting Mattingly is outrageous, intolerable and offends all accepted standards of decency and morality," reads the lawsuit.

Walker was initially charged with attempted murder for allegedly hitting an officer in the thigh when he fired his gun. Those charges have since been dismissed, and he has since filed a civil suit against the department. Mattingly, via the countersuit, is seeking a jury trial, damages and attorney/medical fees after being shot in the thigh that night.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Jonathan Mattingly © Louisville Metro Police Department Jonathan Mattingly

An attorney for Walker did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

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France warns citizens to be cautious as anger seethes in Muslim world over cartoons

  France warns citizens to be cautious as anger seethes in Muslim world over cartoons France warns citizens to be cautious as anger seethes in Muslim world over cartoonsIn a sign that some countries want to limit the fallout, Saudi Arabia condemned the cartoons but held back from echoing calls by other Muslim states for a boycott of French products or other actions.

a couple of people posing for the camera: Breonna Taylor/ Instagram; Chris Tuite/ImageSPACE/Shutterstock Breonna Taylor and Kenneth Walker © Provided by People Breonna Taylor/ Instagram; Chris Tuite/ImageSPACE/Shutterstock Breonna Taylor and Kenneth Walker

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In statement to PEOPLE, Mattingly's attorney Kent Wicker said: "Sgt. Mattingly was shot and nearly killed by Kenneth Walker. He’s entitled to, and should, use the legal process to seek a remedy for the injury that Walker has caused him."

Walker's attorney, Steve Romines, told CBS News in a statement that his client is "protected by law under KRS 503.085 and is immune from both criminal prosecution and civil liability as he was acting in self defense in his own home."

"Even the most basic understanding of Kentucky's 'Stand Your Ground' law and the 'Castle Doctrine' evidences this fact. One would think that breaking into the apartment, executing his girlfriend and framing him for a crime in an effort to cover up her murder would be enough for them. Yet this baseless attempt to further victimize and harass Kenny indicates otherwise," continued Romines.

French teacher’s murder widens France-Turkey rift over secularism

  French teacher’s murder widens France-Turkey rift over secularism As France mourns a beloved teacher murdered after showing controversial cartoons in class, a diplomatic rift between Europe and the Muslim world over secularism and religious freedom is widening. © Presidential Press Office/Handout via Reuters Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Oct. 26, 2020. Railing against Islamophobia in the West, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan joined a regional call for a boycott of French imports on Monday. He was cheered on by a Turkish national newspaper, which published lists of French brands to avoid at the market.

Last month, Cameron announced that none of the three police officers involved in the warrant that night would be charged in connection with Taylor's death. Instead, one of the officers, Brett Hankison, was indicted on wanton endangerment charges for allegedly firing bullets that risked injury to persons in an adjacent apartment. Hankinson was also fired from the police department.

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In an interview with CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King earlier this month, Walker said the Louisville officers who entered Taylor's apartment that night never announced themselves, contradicting Cameron's assertion that the officers did. He said he's "a million percent sure that nobody identified themselves" outside Taylor's door.

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, alleges Walker fired a warning shot as the then-unknown persons breached the front door with a battering ram, and that officers responded by firing into the apartment.

Trump versus Biden animation: Tweet Fighter

  Trump versus Biden animation: Tweet Fighter President Donald Trump Trump attacks his Democratic rival Joe Biden on Twitter in the final week of the 2020 presidential electionMore than any other politician, Trump has weaponized the social media platform, using it as a club to attack everyone from his fellow politicians to Hollywood actors, rapper Snoop Dogg, journalists, professional athletes and his opponent's son, Hunter Biden.

"I never thought it was the police," Walker told King. "Because why would the police be coming here?"

The shooting took place while police were executing a search warrant for an investigation into a suspected drug dealer, who police alleged had once retrieved a package at Taylor's home. But the suspected drug dealer didn't live at Taylor's apartment — and had, in fact, just been arrested at a different location. No drugs were found in Taylor's apartment.

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Nations long targeted by US chide Trump’s claims of fraud .
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Demands to stop the vote count. Baseless accusations of fraud. Claims that the opposition is trying to “steal” the election. Across the world, many were scratching their heads Friday — especially in countries that have long been advised by Washington on how to run elections — wondering if those assertions could truly be coming from the president of the United States, the nation considered one of the world’s most emblematic democracies. © Provided by Associated Press Kenyan cartoonist and commentator Patrick Gathara works on drawing cartoons at his house in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.

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