Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/21/2019

According to the migrant-helping organization Doctors Without Borders, more than a hundred immigrants picked up in the Mediterranean were “forcibly returned” to Libya. A spokesman for the Libyan coast guard disagreed, saying that the migrants were simply rescued.

In other news, the embattled Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro has closed his country’s border with Brazil.

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Female Refugee Helper in Germany Charged With Raping a “Youth” Under Her Care

In a reversal of the normal procedure, a (female) refugee helper in Germany had to appear in court on a charge of raping her allegedly underage (male) client.

Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this article from Politically Incorrect:

Educator in court for raping 15-year-old Afghan boy

When a woman and a male refugee come into conflict in a rape trial, the distribution of roles is usually not hard to figure out. In a trial at the Landshut county court house things are different for a change: The 45-year-old educator Manuela M. is accused of having raped an allegedly 15-year-old unaccompanied minor in 2015.

The mother of two had worked as an educator in a live-in community for minor refugees in Kumhausen (Landshut county). This is where she met the Afghan boy for the first time. According to his registration, the boy was only 15 years old, but — surprise — all of the involved witnesses thought he was significantly older. At this point, it shouldn’t even have to be specifically mentioned any longer that he was unable to produce any identification.

At the trial, the refugee appeared as a joint plaintiff against the defendant at taxpayers’ expense, and accused the educator of having unprotected sexual intercourse with him against his will.

But on the first day of trial the defendant told an exact opposite story of what happened: The supposed victim had snuck into her room one night and had down her pants. There was no intercourse, however, because she had defended herself, she stated. Unfortunately the 15-year-old’s DNA was found on her body, and in her vagina. Therefore the credibility of the defendant dropped significantly, which let the court to instead believe the version of events that the young refugee had told.

Did gender play a role in the reaching of a verdict?

One thing Manuela M. Had going in her favor was the day after the incident the Afghan had been bragging about having been to bed with her, until he decided that it was actually rape. Furthermore, the refugee had sworn to his “educator” that he was 22 years old, which had corresponded with his appearance. Also the court decided that the educator had not intentionally abused the dependency relationship between herself and the minor refugee. And since it seemed hard to fathom that a woman the height of 160cm could inflict violence on someone with the stature of a man, she was therefore acquitted.

It is interesting to imagine how the verdict would have come out had the refugee been female and the educator male.

“Minor” refugee fought hard against having his age determined

Also, in the acquittal of the defendant, big role played by the fact that the victim vehemently refused to agree to a professional determination of his age through a doctor. Not surprisingly, since he most likely would have had to give up his “all around carefree package” containing security from deportation, first-class housing, care and fun for roughly €5000 per month.

In any case, the Afghan didn’t show a lot of interest in the trial. He missed the first day of court entirely, and on the second day he only showed up long enough to give his testimony, which took place sequestered from the public. After that, he left the courtroom immediately to take care of more important things.

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Giorgia Meloni: “Italy is Treated Like the World’s Laughingstock”

As reported in last night’s news feed, the legal case against Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini will not proceed. A Sicilian prosecutor initiating a kidnapping case against Mr. Salvini for the impounding of the migrant transport ship Diciotti. In order for the case to proceed, the Italian Senate would have had to vote to lift the interior minister’s parliamentary immunity. The
outcome depended on whether or not senators of the 5-Star Movement (M5S), Mr. Salvini’s coalition partner, were willing to be seen as impeding the course of justice. Evidently they are, because they voted against lifting his immunity.

The issue of the Diciotti is not dead, however. Giorgia Meloni is the leader of the anti-immigration party Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) and a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. In the following video Ms. Meloni has a few choice words to say about the Diciotti and the coddling of ungrateful migrants.

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

Video transcript:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/20/2019

Chicago police have officially announced that the black gay actor Jussie Smollett is a suspect in the “hate crime” attack against himself, which they allege was a hoax the actor arranged. Filing a false police report is a felony punishable by up to three years in prison. Police also believe that Mr. Smollett sent the threatening letter to himself via the U.S. Post Office, which would be a federal crime.

In other news, Virginia Governor Ralph “Coonman” Northam has acceded to requests from a historically black university that he not attend their racial reconciliation event.

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Open Letter to Angela Merkel From a Syrian Refugee


Supporters of the Free Syrian Army demonstrating in front of the Reichstag in Berlin

The following open letter to Angela Merkel was written by an actual Syrian refugee — that is, not an economic migrant. Many thanks to Oz-Rita for translating this article piece from RT Deutsch.

Note: Yes, I know that RT is funded and run by the Russian government, and clearly serves the interests of the Russian state. Nevertheless, this letter makes worthwhile reading:

“Dear Federal Chancellor” — Open letter from a Syrian refugee

January 31, 2019

The Syrian dentist Majd Abboud fled to Germany at the end of 2015. In an open letter to the Chancellor, he expressed his thanks for the welcome, but does not see the necessary conditions for integration as being fulfilled. One reason for this is Germany’s policy towards Syria.

Dr. Majd Abboud turned to RT Deutsch with the request to publish an open letter he had written to the Chancellor. Prior to this, the Syrian refugee had already written to numerous other media in this matter, but never received a positive reply — if he got any answer at all.

After the Saarbrücker Zeitung published a guest article by him last year, the 42-year-old was exposed to numerous hostilities and threats — including from compatriots who support the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

Below, RT Deutsch documents the open letter of Dr. Majd Abboud to Angela Merkel.

Dear Chancellor,

Since the end of your term of office is in sight, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for helping me and my fellow countrymen in need and opening your country to people fleeing war and terror. You have saved us a great deal of suffering; we are safe here and have the opportunity to live in peace. In addition, I have always found it a great opportunity for us Syrians to get to know a new culture in Europe, and through contact with Europeans, to open up new perspectives for us and enabling us to broaden our horizons.

Unfortunately, I have learned that the conditions for genuine integration were scarcely in place and still are not today, after three years. Rather, I perceived the so-called integration as a one-way street: Germany was very accommodating to the fugitives, but did not demand any concessions from them in return. The situation was made more difficult by the fact that the German identity is hardly noticeable to immigrants. It seems as if the country is ashamed of it, and therefore has difficulties communicating its values.

In stark contrast to this, it should be noted that many refugees have an exaggerated, often radical sense of belonging to Islam which has often already caused problems for the state and society in Syria. I was full of hope that you, Mrs. Merkel, would succeed in enabling peaceful coexistence between and/or with immigrants, which we have not achieved in Syria because of an increasing radicalisation and Western investment in political Islam.

There has always been much speculation about your motives, and the answer to this question has usually been that you acted out of humanity and Christian charity. But if we are talking about humanity, then you should have ended the sanctions you recently extended against Syria. Because for years millions of people who cannot or do not want to leave their homeland have been and are still suffering from them. After all, these people also deserve charity. In a genuine democracy, for which you always campaign, these people should also be allowed to have their political opinion without being punished.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/19/2019

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he will run for president again in 2020. Mr. Sanders’ electoral chances are not rated as good, since he will be running as a straight, cis-gendered white male.

In other news, according to the latest polls, the Lega — the party of Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini — is set to become the second-largest party in the European Parliament after the elections in May.

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Groping is Just the Price We Have to Pay for Living in a Multicultural Society

The following video from Austria features Irmgard Griss, an Austrian lawyer, judge, and former president of the Austrian Supreme Court. When she was elected to the National Council, Ms. Griss was supported by NEOS, a progressive pro-EU party that has vigorously championed women’s rights.

Her interlocutor is Henryk Broder, a popular writer and commentator.

Ms. Griss seems to be willing to accept a little gropin’ & rapin’ from migrants, as long as they don’t actually get arrested for theft or murder or something like that.

Who says feminists are inflexible?

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

Below is the accompanying article from the Kronen Zeitung, also translated by Nash:

NEOS politician wants tolerance for macho migrants

The NEOS-representative and former OGH- president Irmgard Griss has just presented a quite interesting new course concerning the topic of migration. On a talk show at Servus TV, Griss literally said: “If he (refugee/migrant) won’t recognize our values, in terms of not recognizing the equality of women… I think we can get over that.” And her answer to Henryk Broder’s objection simply was: “Yes we’ll have to live with it.”

Just one look into the Krone archives shows how determined the NEOS has been in the past fighting for the equality of women and for the strengthening and furthering of women’s rights in Austria. The party is even presenting the women’s rights speaker Claudia Gamon as a top candidate to the coming EU-elections in May.

Therefore it was all the more surprising for viewers of the talk show “Hangar 7” on Servus TV when they heard Irmgard Griss’ latest about-face: The former president of the High Court, Austria’s Supreme Court, was of the following opinion concerning deportation of risk-asylum seekers: “If he (refugee/migrant) is not a thief, if he doesn’t kill anyone, if he’s not delinquent, but if he only does not accept our values, meaning he’s against women’s equality — oh, well, we can get over that.”

Maybe not his daughter

Henryk Broder, the well known author, who was also a participant in the show, interrupted Griss: “Get over that? Maybe not his daughter!” And he made a clear gesture of his hand on his neck, implying decapitation.

[Translator’s note: Here the article does not mention that Griss’ nonchalant answer to Broder is: “Pfft, she can defend herself,” in a very disparaging tone of voice. But in the short 37-second video you can hear her say that. Don’t know why the article didn’t mention that outrageously dismissive comment.]

However, the NEOS politician didn’t let herself be sidetracked to advocate for tolerance for outdated and dangerous macho behavior among migrants. In fact she doubled down: “We have to remain grounded. Yes. We are going to have to live with that.”

Should have been president

On the internet Griss’ statements have already caused intense debates: “Irmgard Griss from the NEOS says here very unironically that we can get over it when people come to Austria who do not acknowledge our values, such as gender equality.” And the sociologist Bernhard Heinzlmaier ironically commented: “So it is clear: Irmgard Griss should absolutely have become our president. She always finds the right words. Thank you.”

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Gottfried Curio: “Islam is Not Adaptable to European Standards of Democratic Countries”

The video below shows a portion of a speech given by Dr. Gottfried Curio of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) at the New Year’s Reception in Augsburg on February 3, 2019.

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

Video transcript:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/18/2019

The Spanish navy has been harassing ships in the Strait of Gibraltar. Two ships were anchored well within British territorial waters off Gibraltar when they were approached by a Spanish naval vessel.

In other British nautical news, as many as 34 migrants were rescued by ships of the British border force off the coast of Kent.

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Florence: A Culture-Enriching Brawl With Clubs

Those mischievous “Italian” “youths” have been up to their boisterous hijinks again, this time in Florence.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from Il Giornale:

Florence: Punitive Dispatch in Downtown: Beaten Bloody with Bars

A true punitive dispatch during the evening in Florence. Four men beat a Maghrebian (North African) in one of the most central squares of the city during aperativo hour. The shouts of passersby and the arrival of the police patrols

It was once more a night of violence in Florence. In the central Ciompi Square, a violent brawl with sticks and clubs. It all happened around 9 pm, Tuesday, February 12th when four men, apparently all North Africans, fell upon another person, kicking him, jumping on top of him, hitting him with clubs, and according to what emerged, a gun is believed to have appeared.

The origin of the brawl, yet another among foreigners (brawl among foreigners in the middle of the night: four arrested, one in hospital), could be a settling of accounts. The people present immediately called the police. By the time they arrived — seven police and Carabinieri — the four attackers had already managed to disappear. A little later, however, a Guardia di Finanza patrol succeeded in stopping one of the men not far from Ciompi Square.

The victim of the beating, of Maghrebian (North African) origin, suffered various injuries to the head, but remained conscious during the rescue and treatment procedures. Investigations to identify all the participants are already in progress, supplemented with a video taken of most of the incident by a citizen.

[The link in the Italian text refers to a separate incident in another city, Brescia.]

One Tiny Little Glimpse Into the European Soul


Children of the DDR in the ’70s

The video and article below concern the daycare system that was used in the German Democratic Republic (DDR, commonly known as East Germany) until the fall of the Wall.

Note: When I was editing the text, I had a lot of trouble picking out a phrase (adjusted from the translation) to render the all-week overnight daycare that was standard practice in the DDR. The Germans have a phrase for it, but we don’t have an equivalent, as far as I know. So the phrase I coined — “weeklong daycare” — was simply the best expedient I could think of.

Nash Montana, who translated the material, includes this explanatory note about German TV programming:

German TV is keen on reenactments of dramatic scenes, so every scene in this video is reenacted. It’s not real, but just for dramatic effect.

On TV they re-enact entire court cases from family and criminal court. For instance, the “Judge Judy” equivalent on German TV has every case re-enacted — it’s really horrible, not just because of the bad acting but because it’s literally made for 3-year-old children. It’s the worst form of brainwashing I have ever seen, and it happens every day on German TV.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

The accompanying article from Deutschlandfunk Kultur, also translated by Nash:

The weeklong daycare center kids of the DDR

By Lotta Wieden

Many children in the DDR spent their childhood in weeklong daycare centers, often with far-reaching consequences for their adult life. Research that indicated the negative aspects for the development of these children was suppressed in the DDR. Today, the affected children and new research are working out the consequences.

Most of the children are between 40 and 60 years old now. How many were there really? We will never know. To this day there is very little information about this topic. But it is generally believed that in the DDR territory in the years between 1949 to 1989 hundreds of thousands of babies and small children were given to these centers to be taken care of.

The DDR in the ‘50s affirmed that the construction of the socialist society had begun. The six-day work week was the rule, for mothers too. Article 7 of the still-young Constitution said: “Men and women have equal rights. All laws and decisions which are against women’s equal rights are hereby suspended.” But equal rights were only for women, and only at their place of work. And the question of who was going to care for their children was one that hit single mothers especially hard.


Until 1965 the DDR functioned under the six-day work week rule, even for mothers

Research under pressure

Within five years, so the Constitution said, the DDR had to establish 160,000 kindergarten seats, 40,000 daycare seats, and 60,000 care seats for babies and toddlers. As a consequence, the number of weeklong care centers alone for babies and toddlers rose from 2,500 in the year 1950 to about 14,300 in the year 1955. Ten years later in 1965, Statistics show 37,900 for weeklong care centers for children under the age of three. And the entire massive expansion was accompanied by an equally massive daily propaganda machine. Until the mid-’60s these toddler weeklong care centers were propagandized as equal, if not the better alternative, to familial care.

The mid-’50s the East Berlin Humboldt University began with the first scientific examination into the development of care center children of the DDR. The leading doctor is Eva Schmidt-Kolmer who later became the director of the Institute for the Hygiene of Children and Youths in Berlin. She had documented the development of more than 1,700 children between the ages of zero and three. The random sample group had 440 weeklong care center kids in it. It was examined how well children could orient themselves and move about in a room, and how far their speech and vocabulary and their social skills were developed. The results of that examination revealed grave deficits among the weeklong care center kids in all of the tested subjects.

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Vlad’s YouTube Channel Has Been Taken Down

For the last few days there has been a concerted push by Google to age-restrict dozens of videos on Vlad’s channel, some of them years old. He also got a “community guidelines” strike, which is more serious. When the second such strike came in early this morning, YouTube pulled his channel.

We don’t know what caused this sudden wave of persecution. His videos have become more popular lately, and have been embedded at several major sites, so that may be part of the reason — he grew so tall that his head had to be cut off.

Anyway, for many months everything he has posted on YouTube has been mirrored on his BitChute channel. I don’t have time to go back and replace all the YouTube embeds in our posts, but if you’re looking for a particular video, you can find it at the BitChute Channel. And visit Vlad Tepes for more information and updates.