updated 7:33 AM MST, Nov 17, 2017

Norwegian Terrorist Anders Breivik changes his name to Hansen

FILE PHOTO: Anders Behring Breivik is pictured on the last day of the appeal case in Borgarting Court of Appeal at Telemark prison in Skien, Norway, January 18, 2017. NTB Scanpix/Lise Aaserud via REUTERS
Anders Behring Breivik's lawyer confirms that his client has officially changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen

Norwegian Terrorist Anders Behrin Breivik, who murdered 77 people in 2011, has officially changed his name to Fjotolf  Hansen, his lawyer said on Friday.

“I can confirm that he has changed his name, it’s official,” Oystein Storrvik told AFP.

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Al-Britannia, My Country by James Fergusson review – a compelling survey of British Islam

Assimilation, identity, conservatism and sex are among the issues explored in this study of Britain’s fastest-growing minority population

Christopher de Bellaigue
That Islam is on the rise in the United Kingdom is one of the few things that Islamophobes and Islamophiles agree on. Since 2001, the number of Muslims has doubled, to more than 3 million, or 5% of the population; for years, Muhammad in its various spellings has been at the top of the list of names for baby boys. By 2020, half the population of Bradford, one of the most Muslim cities in the UK, as well as one of the most fecund, will be under 20. A question that has grown even more salient in the light of the recent Manchester bombing – the handiwork of Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old Mancunian of Libyan background – is: what to do with our young Muslims?

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Manchester terror attack suicide bomb hits Ariana Grande arena gig as police confirm kids among 22 dead

Helpers attend to people inside the Manchester Arena after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device

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Among the many dead is Ariana Grande fan Georgina Callander who has today been described as a girl who “lit up the room”.

She had tragically written to her pop hero yesterday, telling the pop star: “SO EXCITED TO SEE U TOMORROW”.

A close friend told the Evening Standard she died with her mother at her hospital bedside.

Thousands of adults, teenagers and children screamed and fled in panic as a terrorist detonated a huge bomb – thought to be packed with nails and bolts - as Ariana’s concert ended at the Manchester Arena.

Witnesses told of seeing shards of metal tearing into concert-goers in the foyer area of the world-famous concert venue – leaving dozens lying in pools of blood.

The horrific blast could he heard echoing through the packed arena as families tried to make their way home as the concert came to an end just after 10.40pm.

Theresa May said this morning the attack "stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice."

The PM sadded the "cowardice of the attacker was met by the bravery of the emergency services and the people of Manchester."

She also revealed police and security staff believe they know identity of attacker but won't reveal it now.

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Newcastle residents rally to assist Somalia at successful market day

Somalia is in the grip of a severe drought and Somalis are suffering the bitter effects.

Shahia Hoosen.

NEWCASTLE CBD – A market day was held in the parking lot outside Imphupu Wholesalers last Saturday to raise funds for Somalia.

Somalia is in the grip of a severe drought and Somalis are suffering the bitter effects.

This has prompted three organisations to unite for a common cause – raising vital funding for the country of Somalia.

Gift of the Givers, the Al-Imdaad Foundation and the Africa Muslim Agency have stepped up to the plate.

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