The Yellow Vests March on the Élysée

Angry demonstrators wearing signature yellow vests took to the streets today all across France to protest a steep fuel tax increase. The following video shows one of the groups of protesters, which came unusually close to the presidential palace in Paris.

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

News in English on the protests:

Below is a related article from F. de Souche (also translated by Ava Lon) about a demonstration by culture-enriching faux Yellow Vests in Alsace:

Kingersheim (68th Department): “Youths” from the projects pretended to be Yellow Vests and attacked the police

by Koba, November 17, 2018

Police officers from the Wittenheim police station, who were ensuring security around the Château d’Eau in Kingersheim and who were especially managing traffic on the RD430, blocked by the protesters, were attacked in the early evening (around 7:30 pm) by a group of about twenty Yellow Vests who were clearly hostile.

Even though most of them were wearing the rallying sign [yellow vests], the majority were also wearing balaclavas and holding iron bars.

The police quickly realized, after a rock or two flew in their direction, that they weren’t dealing with the protesters of November 17, but with young thugs who arrived from the neighborhood of Bourtzwiller, situated a couple of hundreds meters away from there, as the crow flies.

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Two youths, aged 15 and 22 years, were arrested by the members of the Canine Brigade [of law enforcement] and of the BAC [anti-criminality brigade], and they are being temporarily detained.

Source: L’Alsace.fr

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/17/2018

The UK seems to be lurching towards a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May. Boris “BoJo” Johnson and David Davis, the two top leaders of the “Conservative” Party, have reportedly met to hash out who will become Prime Minister after Mrs. May is consigned to the dustbin of history.

In other news, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has appointed the Turkish-German Sinan Selen as Vice President of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution.

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Preparing German Schoolgirls for Life Under Sharia

The following video is a chilling report on an “experiment” conducted on girls at a German high school. These young ladies are required to wear the hijab in public, and then report how it makes them feel. It’s as if they’re being coached on the way to behave once Islam becomes dominant in Germany — which will probably happen within their lifetime.

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

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Re-education for the WAYCISTS on a Girls’ Basketball Team in Quebec

Four girls on the basketball team of a trade school in Quebec have learned a hard lesson: You can’t make jokes about Islam. You can’t make fun of Muslims, and you mustn’t offend them.

Them’s the rules!

O wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in ’t!

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

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The Latest From the Socialist Paradise of Sweden

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from Fria Tider:

Three Africans in custody for gang rape in Björn’s Garden [a park in Stockholm]

November 12, 2018

There are two Somalis and an Eritrean man now in custody for the rape of a woman in Björn’s garden in Stockholm on Friday. They are also detained for robbery.

It was at midnight between Friday and Saturday that a woman contacted police and told them that she had been raped in Björn’s Garden at Medborgarplatsen in Söder, Stockholm.

The event is classified as aggravated rape, and the victim is a 20-year-old woman.

Immediately after the incident, however, the police were able to arrest three perpetrators who are now in custody.

This concerns three African men who are 18, 20 and 29, respectively. They were detained on Sunday on probable cause, suspected of aggravated rape and robbery.

According to information obtained by Fria Tider, one of them needs an Arabic interpreter and another for Somali.

Two of the men are citizens of Somalia and the third of Eritrea. It therefore concerns newly-arrived immigrants.

The district court’s document indicates that the rape occurred during the space of half an hour between 11:15pm and 11:45pm on Friday. The robbery had to have taken place at the same time, and in the same place as the rape.

All were arrested at 12:13am on Saturday, minutes after the rape occurred. The prisoners are in custody at Södermalm.

The men deny committing crimes.

Ho Ho Ho! A Culture-Enriching Christmas in Paris

Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this article from Le Parisien:

Paris: a sixty-year-old who was attacked says he was called “infidel”.

by Céline Carez
November 15, 2018

An investigation has been opened for deliberate violence committed for religious reasons.

He had been Christmas shopping. He was leaving the subway at Alesia station (14th district) and was quietly walking towards Maine Avenue (14th district), holding in his arms a package wrapped in very Christmassy paper. The events took place on Wednesday at 6:20 pm.

A stranger approached and pushed and slapped him, causing his glasses to fall to the ground. The assailant allegedly said to him, before turning around and walking away: “Behold what we do to infidels.”

The sixty-year-old, shocked, went up Maine Avenue towards the 14th district police station in order to file a complaint. An investigation was initiated for deliberate violence committed for religious reasons.

Matteo Salvini: “We Want to Bring Legality Back to Rome”

Italy has just cleared the first of twenty-eight illegal migrants’ camps in Rome. Based on photos and videos, these camps seem similar to the improvised squatters’ camps that now clog the streets of Paris.

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has vowed to clear all of the illegal camps. The first to be closed was called “Baobab”, named for an African tree — it’s not clear whether the inhabitants or their Italian neighbors chose the name.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this news video, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Below is a brief article from ANSA about clearing the illegal camps in Rome:

Will Clear Another 27 Rome Sites After Baobab — Salvini
Want to bring legality back to Rome quarter by quarter

(ANSA) — Rome, November 13 — The government will clear another 27 Roman sites after Tuesday’s clearance of the Baobab migrants camp, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday.

“Order and security. We want to bring legality back to Rome, quarter by quarter,” he said.

“We’ll make other clearances, using objective criteria: four for dangerous buildings and 23 because they have judicial initiatives in course. We won’t stop: we mean to move from words to deeds”, he said, vowing to be obdurate on illegal squats.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/16/2018

Tory whips have been summoned to Westminster, and there are rumors that a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May could occur as early as next week. Meanwhile, Angela Merkel warned the UK that Brussels’ proposed deal was final, and there would be no further bargaining on Brexit.

In other news, a Somalia migrant stripped naked on the street in the Italian town of Ortona, and then raped a 68-year-old woman who was sunning herself on a nearby beach.

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Nicolas Dupont-Aignan: “The Poor President Has Lost His Mind”

Nicolas Dupont-Aignan is a French politician and a member of the National Assembly. In the following video Mr. Dupont-Aignan has the temerity to criticize President Emmanuel “Toy Boy” Macron, and especially the president’s behavior at the recent observances of the centennial of the Armistice.

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

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Big Trouble for the AfD

JLH has trawled the German-language news and compiled this report on the latest difficulties besetting the AfD.

Big Trouble for the AfD

by JLH

Putting together a few different news stories delineates the development of a campaign by the opponents of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany). For a while there was an inclination to treat the new member of the Bundestag and the EU Parliament like an unsightly blemish that has suddenly appeared on the body politic. Disapproval radiated from all points of the spectrum. There was an effort to look away from this unsightly growth and pretend it wasn’t there. Unlike their American establishment cousins, the Germans did not immediately froth at the mouth and insist that this was all some ghastly cosmic error that must be expunged by any means, fair or foul.

As referenced in an earlier article on the difficulty the established parties were having dealing with the AfD,[1] the Süddeutsche Zeitung noted:

The other parties must find a clear and sensible answer to such provocations. Thus far, their dealings with the AfD have been by simple reflex and even against the rules that mark the spirit of an exemplary parliament. That just plays into the hands of the AfD. It is time to take a course that is defined by aplomb, composure and a clear approach, instead of agitation and defensiveness. The general tendency to condemn every one of the 92 representatives of the AfD as racist or other extremist, because he belongs to this distasteful party, and should be replaced. General uproar leads nowhere, no matter how repulsive the AfD’s ideas may be. It has seldom harmed the AfD in its five years of existence and helped it greatly. A rejection must be specifically based.

As will become clear, the German establishment — apparently uninterested in this solution — has found a much more “Democratic” approach. First, there are the demonstrations in Chemnitz, precipitated by an immigrant’s stabbing a 35-year-old resident. As a friend of mine with some knowledge of the city remarked to me: “I think the government picked the wrong place to experiment.” The news media reported that Chemnitz has a certain “neo-Nazi” history, but there was no equal emphasis on the likely influence of living for decades under authoritarian decision-making in the German Democratic Republic. Those who fear the resurgence of Nazism — along with the many more who fear the emergence of the survivalist East German psyche — have the satisfaction of knowing that the “Constitutional defense” forces, a.k.a. National Security, have now decided to officially “monitor” the goings-on in Chemnitz and, consequently, the AfD. Thus supporting the voices that tie the AfD to Nazism. An article by Hans Heckel titled “AfD in a Grotesque Situation” reveals the claim that “elements of the AfD have an ‘undefined relationship’ with anti-constitutional persons or groups, or express themselves in a way that suggests such.”[2]

The second barrel of the establishment shotgun was made in Switzerland, and it is aimed directly at the party leader whose mere presence in the party is a repudiation of so many claims of misogyny, bigotry and other sins automatically laid at the feet of the AfD. Alice Weidel — Alexander Gauland’s running mate — is in a single-sex relationship. The couple has one adopted child. This paragon of progressive values is also a reliable, articulate conservative who was even willing to campaign in Thuringia with the “notorious” Björn Höcke. There could hardly be greater damage to the party than the loss of this member.

An article in stern.de entitled “The AfD and Good, Old Money — Alice Weidel Under Pressure” sarcastically lays out the situation:

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

I mentioned the other night that earlier in the day I had attended a panel discussion sponsored by the Middle East Forum entitled “De-Platforming, A New Problem”, hosted by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington DC. Daniel Pipes moderated it, and in addition to Rep. Gosar, the panelists were Tommy Robinson (by video link), Anne Marie Waters, Raheem Kassam, and Ezra Levant.

The beginning of the event was interrupted for an extended period (it felt like half an hour, but was probably more like ten minutes or so) by three lefty protesters. As you can see from the screen cap above, one of them represented Code Pink, a far left peace-’n’-justice advocacy group that was co-founded and made notorious by Medea Benjamin.

I intended (and still intend) to provide an extensive write-up of the event. I was waiting for a full video of the proceedings to be released, but unfortunately there has been a glitch: the MEF is having technical problems with the video file, so the public release of footage of the panelists has been delayed.

As a result, the sole video record of the event is the one provided by RT. For reasons best known to themselves, the Russian team chose to focus mostly on the disruption of the proceedings, and omit the substantive remarks by the panelists. The clip I posted earlier has been taken down by Ruptly and replaced with this slightly longer version, which contains a little bit more of what Tommy said along with a few other odds and ends:

For those who are interested, the original two-minute Ruptly video has been mirrored here.

The bearded shouter with the kippa is named Mikey Franklin, who bills himself as a “professional troublemaker”. At one point he had a Facebook page, but sometime within the last 48 hours it has been taken down. However, as of this afternoon he still has active accounts at Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. He also has IMDb cast listings for two productions, and is listed at Netroots Nation.

Except for Facebook, all of the above links were active this afternoon (November 16). For all I know, they may disappear soon, too.

A woman named Caroline Debnam says she was one of two young female protestors at the back of the room. It’s hard to tell from her Twitter postings, but I think she’s the one wearing the Code Pink button in the screen cap at the top of this post.

I also have my suspicions about the man with the grizzled hair and beard who sneered at the Code Pink girl and called her a “snotty little brat”. His behavior was not helpful to our side, but rather served the interests of our enemies. However, if what he did was entirely of his own volition, I apologize to him in advance.

I can’t help but wonder who footed the bill for this operation. And I’m suspicious of the fact that Ruptly had multiple stringers on site, and was able to post an edited video of the disruption very quickly, before I even returned home from the Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy.

I tend to paranoia, but I will refrain from airing all my speculations here, not only because they are just that — speculations — but also because I don’t want to post anything that might end up being actionable in the event that one or more of the speculatees were to take exception to what I say.

The fact that there is no video of the what happened except for the unsatisfactory Ruptly footage makes it imperative that private cell phone recordings of all or part of the event be uploaded to YouTube as soon as possible. If you were taking footage at the MEF gig, please get in touch with me (gatesofvienna [at] chromatism [dot] net), and I’ll help you get the footage to Vlad Tepes. Or, if you have uploaded your footage, please send a link. I haven’t been able to find anything except the Ruptly clips.

One last note: According to his social media accounts, Mikey Franklin is indeed Jewish. However, if you look through his Instagram snaps, you’ll see that neither he nor anyone among his family and friends wears a kippa, or shows any other sign of being Orthodox.

It’s plain that Mr. Franklin reserves the wearing of the kippa for those occasions when he is being a “troublemaker”. The practice would seem to serve two simultaneous purposes:

1.   It provides him with protective cover as an oppressed “minority” when he decides to make trouble; and
2.   It serves to harm the State of Israel and observant Jews in general by associating them with his troublemaking.
 

I’m not saying that purpose #2 is deliberate on his part. But it may sometimes serve the interests of those who would contract with him for his troublemaking services (if such a transaction has ever in fact occurred).

Once again, the above is pure speculation. But all of the information that was at the listed links as of 2:45pm EST is factual.

Readers are free to draw any additional conclusions they like. However, I may not approve them in the comments if I deem them potentially actionable. Circumspection is recommended.

The MEF issued this press release about what happened on Wednesday:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/15/2018

The euphoniously-named “Quebecois” Amor Ftouhi has been convicted on terrorism charges by a Flint jury for his “Allahu Akhbar” knife attack on a policeman at an airport in Michigan last year.

In other news, twelve migrants stole a fishing boat in Pas-de-Calais and crossed the English Channel to Dover, where they were caught and arrested.

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Ganging up on the AfD

The following video shows a brief (and antagonistic) interview by Die Welt with Jörg Meuthen, the spokesman for AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany). The topic is the recent ouster of Hans-Georg Maaßen from his position as the president of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, and then from his new job, all because he had the audacity to deny the reality of the purported “man-hunts” of migrants during demonstrations in Chemnitz. It is rumored that Mr. Maaßen may now join the AfD.

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

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