Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/8/2019

Ten Saudi military students have reportedly been detained in connection with the deadly terror attack at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. One of those detained allegedly videotaped the attack, while two of the others watched it.

In other news, according to a recent poll, a majority of Germans would reduce or eliminate their Christmas lights in order to help save the climate.

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The Transients of Bihac

The following documentary about migrant camps in Bosnia-Herzegovina appeared recently on Hungarian TV. A reporter visited several immigrant camps in Bosnia, both official and unofficial (illegal), and talked to the residents there.

Bosnia is a mostly Islamic country, but that doesn’t mean the locals are happy about finding themselves deluged with culture-enrichers from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Just as in Western Europe, the invaders are almost all young men of military age. The fact that that they don’t want to stay in Bosnia, but long to continue onwards to greener pastures in Germany or Italy, provides little consolation for local residents who have to endure the depredations of the migrants.

The interviews with migrants seem mostly to have been conducted in English, with a voice-over in Hungarian. The interviews with the police and local residents are (presumably) in the local Bosniak dialect with a Hungarian voice-over.

Many thanks to CrossWare for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Firebugs for Hire

A few months ago there were major headlines in the global media about the incidence of catastrophic fires in the Amazon Basin in Brazil. Hollywood celebrities stepped up to protest the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro and donate to the cause of saving the Amazonian rainforest.

Four activists were recently arrested in Brazil on suspicion of setting some of those catastrophic fires. It turns out that these firebugs had allegedly been the recipients of some of the hundreds of thousands of dollars donated by the actor Leonardo di Caprio to save the rainforest. The more fires, the greater the donations — right?

Many thanks to José Atento for translating this Brazilian news report, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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The SPD Moves Further to the Left

A shift in power within the Social Democrats (SPD) in Germany has made the party’s coalition with the CDU (Angela Merkel’s party) even shakier. The two new SPD leaders are pulling the party towards the hard left, which will force Mrs. Merkel to tack even further in that direction to meet their demands, or risk breaking up the coalition with the SPD if she tries to hold on to what remains of her power base.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating the video report below, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

MissPiggy has also translated the notes accompanying the original video:

There will probably have to be new elections: New SPD leaders want to renegotiate many topics in the coalition contract

After being elected by the SPD base, Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans are the new party leaders, and the future of the grand coalition with the CDU is uncertain. This past Saturday evening both said that the SPD party conference next weekend should decide whether or not to continue the coalition with the CDU/CSU. CDU and CSU politicians called on the new top team to abide by the agreements. The Left party and the Greens offered Esken and Walter-Borjans cooperation.

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Pat Condell: Full National Sovereign Independence

In the following video Pat Condell discusses next week’s general election in the UK. If Britons who want Brexit fail to vote for Brexit Party candidates (in constituencies where that is possible) then they will guarantee that there will be no Brexit, and the UK will be tied to the EU until the entire corrupt edifice collapses. In particular Mr. Condell directs his remarks towards working-class voters who used to be supporters of the Labour Party:

Hat tip: Reader from Chicago.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/7/2019

A gunman opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in Baghdad, killing 25 people and wounding at least 130 more. Terrified people fled into mosques to escape the gunfire after electricity to the area was cut off.

In other news, protesters dressed as bees invaded the Brexit Party office of a constituency in the UK.

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Axes and Pitchforks on the Streets of Bochum

Once again, there is no mention of cultural enrichment in the following report from Die Welt. All we know is that the alleged perpetrators were from “southeastern Europe”. To me that says “Bosnians or Albanians”, but, hey — I’m an Islamophobe.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation:

Homicide Investigation

Mass brawl in front of a supermarket in Bochum, Germany — Several fugitives were arrested at a rest stop.

With axes, pitchforks and baseball bats: Up to 30 people were involved in a brawl in a supermarket car park — three people are in hospital. A homicide squad is investigating.

A violent scene took place on a supermarket parking lot in Bochum: Several people attacked each other — there was at least one seriously injured person. Police arrested 13 people after the brawl.

A police spokesman said on Sunday that a homicide squad had been set up. During the fight, 20 to 30 people attacked each other with objects.

A police spokesman said on Monday that six cars had been seized, some of them severely damaged, in which “striking tools” such as baseball bats and pitchforks had been found.

“Probably no accidental clash”

According to the first investigative reports, the 20 to 30 men from southeastern Europe involved belonged to two groups that had probably agreed to take part in the brawl. “It probably wasn’t an accidental encounter.”

Rural Virginians Resist the Assault Against Their 2nd Amendment Rights

The Democrats won control of both houses in the legislature after last month’s state elections here in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Commonwealth already has a Democrat governor, Ralph “Coonman” Northam, whose blackface caper was discussed here at great length (and hilarity) last winter. The lieutenant governor had a #MeToo issue, and the Attorney General had his own blackface moment. If Coonman had been forced to resign, the other two would have toppled like dominos, which would have left the Speaker of the House of Delegates as next in line to be governor. At the time of all the politically correct brouhaha last February, the Speaker was a Republican, so forcing anyone to resign became an impossibility. If the top men had been Republicans, or if there had been a Democrat available to fill in, those boys would have been out on their aspidistras quicker than you could say shoo-fly pie.

So… After that stroll down memory lane, we now return to the Brave New World of December 2019. All important statewide elected offices are currently held by Democrats. I suppose they could oust ol’ Coonman now, but it appears that all has been forgiven, and the race-baiters are willing to let bygones be bygones.

Our new masters in Richmond are flexing their legislative muscles, and have proposed a law that would designate tactical training in firearms as an “unlawful paramilitary activity”. Depending on how one reads the proposed law (and the level of one’s paranoia), it could be construed to prohibit a father from instructing his children in the proper use of their guns.

People out here in the hinterlands of the Commonwealth don’t always pay a lot of attention to the goings-on in the State Capitol, but this new monkey business has raised some hackles. It has afforded me great pleasure to read about the county sheriffs who have publicly announced that they will not enforce any new laws that infringe on the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. These officers of the law believe (correctly) that to do so would be a violation of their oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States. And a number of rural counties have jumped on the bandwagon and declared themselves 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Counties.

The latest county to join the trend (or at least discuss joining it) is Cumberland County. Cumberland is just to the northeast of Farmville, whose immigrant detention center was featured here last week. The Farmville Herald covered the Cumberland proposal today. I’ve been enjoying the Herald lately (local newspapers are the best news sources), and haven’t yet exhausted the allotted number of articles that I can read for free online, so I am able to offer some excerpts here.

One thing to be noted about this article is that the Cumberland Board of Supervisors moved their upcoming meeting to a school auditorium, anticipating the attendance of a large number of concerned citizens:

2nd Amendment sanctuary on agenda

By Alexa Massey
December 7, 2019

The location of the Dec. 10 Cumberland County Board of Supervisors meeting has been moved to the Cumberland Elementary School located at 60 School Road. According to County Administrator Don Unmussig, the location change is due to the anticipated increase in citizen participation at the meeting due to a resolution on the agenda declaring Cumberland County as a Second Amendment sanctuary. The board meeting will still occur at 7 p.m. as planned.

A Second Amendment sanctuary resolution, if adopted by a county, means that the county will not expend resources to enforce certain gun control measures perceived as violative of the Second Amendment.

The decision to vote on the resolution comes after many Virginia counties have passed similar resolutions from concern that a new Democratic majority in the General Assembly could put the Second Amendment rights of gun supporters in jeopardy.

Following the Nov. 5 state election, Gov. Ralph Northam discussed plans to pass stricter gun laws in the commonwealth including universal background checks.

“I will introduce those again in January, and I’m convinced, with the majority now in the House and the Senate, they will become law, and because of that Virginia will be safer,” said Northam.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/6/2019

Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani (or Alshamrani), a Saudi military pilot training in the United States, opened fire with a handgun at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, killing three people and wounding eleven others before being shot dead by police. The gunman allegedly denounced the United States as “a nation of evil” before he started shooting. Law enforcement investigators are attempting to determine whether the incident was an act of terrorism.

In other news, climate protesters took to the streets in numerous U.S. cities today, including Washington D.C., blocking traffic and causing chaos.

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Thanks to Caroline Glick, Dean, Insubria, JD, LP, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Rage and Brutality on German Playgrounds

The following video from Germany is disturbingly brutal. Readers who are sensitive to violent imagery may want to skip watching it, and just read the transcript.

It’s important to note that there is no mention of cultural enrichment in this documentary. A few of the violent youngsters shown in the included video clips appear to be ethnic Europeans. As for the rest, viewers may make their own judgments about ethnicity. Some of the perpetrators appear to be “New Germans”, but not all.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Jimmie Åkesson: “The Social Contract Has Broken Into Pieces”

Last month when Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven appeared on the TV program Agenda he said, “We did not see it coming,” meaning the current crisis of violence and lawlessness that mass immigration has brought to Swedish cities. He and his party did not see it coming, despite the fact that Swedish patriots had been warning about exactly that for decades (and were reviled by polite society for their views).

The above synopsis provides context for a recent speech by Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna). Thanks to the cluelessness and perfidy of the Social Democrats (and also the Moderates, the “center right” party in Sweden), the Sweden Democrats are now leading the polls as the most popular party in Sweden.

Many thanks to Kronans Martell (Ullis News) for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/5/2019

A general strike was declared in France and demonstrators took to the streets across the country to protest the as-yet unspecified terms of President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform plan. Rioters shut down major thoroughfares during hundreds of demonstrations in French cities.

In other news, a U.S. State Department official said that Iranian security forces may have killed more than 1,000 demonstrators during the current protests in Iran.

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Greta Thunberg: The Avatar of the Totalitarian New World Order

Our Swedish correspondent LN has translated more material about the long-awaited climate messiah Greta Thunberg, and also includes his own introduction and afterword.

Introduction by LN

ZERO emission activist Greta Thunberg with her entourage is back in Europe. However, ZERO is not always ZERO. How will we achieve ZERO greenhouse gas emissions in the future?

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has calculated the matter and concluded that we in Sweden… will not be able to reach the long-term environmental goal of ZERO net greenhouse gas emissions until 2050.

ZERO net emissions, however, do not necessarily mean that no emissions are allowed. Up to one third of the emissions may still be present in 40 years.

While preparations continue toward reaching the ZERO emission target, more and more perceptive people are seeing through the Greta Thunberg & Coworker-led activism.

Here follows an essay from the Swedish dissident website Svegot Media:

Greta without a mask — the climate was a smokescreen

By Magnus Söderman
3 December 2019

Svegot Media

Many people saw early on what was behind the mask of this hectic “climate movement” attributed to Greta Thunberg and her school strike. But even more people understood nothing at all, and threw themselves into the new movement where they could signal their goodness. Unfortunately, it all turns out to be nothing but the same old left-wing extremism.

It may seem that you are good and stupid when you do not understand what it all was about. When the left-liberal media, left-wing politicians, a “philanthropist” like George Soros and the violent left (which forms the core of the Extinction Rebellion) gather around a common cause, then it’s about another united front — a classic modus operandi by the Reds. Choose one thing that many can agree on (get scared by), whip up the mood using your own old media and ensure that financing is handled with the help of capitalists and/or with tax assets. And over and over again it is the same thing that happens.

Climate change fit like a hand in a glove. Who wants to be the one who is “against” the climate? The question itself is also so big and cumbersome that one can refer to “science” and “ researchers” and entirely renounce one’s own responsibility. “The researchers say…” And so it was with that thing. It doesn’t matter if the “researcher” turns out to do “research” about gender or critical whiteness.

There must also be a sense of acute desperation when the matter is presented. Previously it was nuclear arms, or the arms race, or to rescue all children fleeing across the Mediterranean. This time the destruction of the Earth within 10, 15, 20, 50 years.

For those who are able to be guided by “opinion” and want to fit in (most people do), it is self-evident to be moved in one way or another. Maybe there is a certain amount of doubt, but it is still “for a good thing”. It’s also a great way to kick-start lazy youngsters. Although technology has made many young persons passive in real life, there is still in the young the will to riot. This is natural because part of the process of becoming an adult involves “revolting” and breaking away from mom and dad and learning to stand on one’s own two legs. This is something the Reds always have been good at cynically exploiting.

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Pushback Against Gender-Segregated Swimming in Frankfurt

The article below provides a follow-up to yesterday’s post about the Muslim entrepreneur who wants to build a gender-segregated swimming facility in Frankfurt. The FDP (Freie Democratische Partei, Free Democratic Party) has come out strongly against the idea.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this piece from the Frankfurter Neue Presse:

First swimming pool for Muslims in Frankfurt: FDP opposes promotion

by Thomas J. Schmidt
December 4, 2019

The first “Muslims Only” swimming pool is to be built in Frankfurt. The FDP criticises it.

Concerning the planned swimming pool for Muslims, the FDP in Frankfurt is against financial support or public promotion. “Such a sports facility does not serve integration and coexistence, but leads to more separation via separation of the sexes,” explained the FDP local advisory board member in the local advisory board 2 (Bockenheim, Kuhwald, Westend), Maria-Christina Nimmerfroh, who is also deputy district chairman.

The FDP faction in the Frankfurt’s local advisory board had submitted a motion to the following effect: “Irrespective of the fact that private initiatives are free to construct sports facilities and operate them according to their own rules, the state should not promote gender-separated sports facilities,” Nimmerfroh said. The plans of the swimming pool for Muslims in Frankfurt would also include making it possible for children from very religious families to have sex-separated swimming lessons. “Swimming lessons are an integral part of school lessons, and girls and boys should and can do sport together there,” Nimmerfroh said. “If parents keep their daughters away from swimming lessons, we have to work on the acceptance of joint lessons and must not react with gender segregation.”

That is why the FDP is against the promotion, support or cooperation of the city with this swimming pool project. This also applies to sponsoring associations or other institutions and also to other levels of government such as the state or federal government.

A swimming pool for Muslims should not receive any support, according to the will of the FDP.