Culture-Enriching Romance Goes Horribly Wrong in Dresden

A Jordanian culture-enricher in Dresden got himself into a spot of bother after a romantic encounter with a young woman in her apartment. It seems the high-spirited youth neglected to observe certain minor legal niceties, such as obtaining his paramour’s consent, before acting on his intimate intentions.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Bild:

34-Year-Old Arrested in Dresden

Woman (24) attacked and raped in her apartment

Dresden — Horrible attack in Dresden Neustadt: A young woman (24) was raped in her apartment on Wednesday evening! The suspect is a 34-year-old Jordanian. According to the police, he entered the apartment at 5:30 p.m. against the will of the victim, threatened her with a knife and then abused her.

The 34-year-old was arrested by the police that same evening.

“On Thursday, the investigating judge at the District Court of Dresden issued an arrest warrant against the accused and ordered the imposition of pre-trial detention,” said a spokesman for the public prosecutor’s office.

The alleged sex offender, who repeatedly gave different first names to the authorities, has not yet commented on the crime.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/19/2022

A new viral disease, monkeypox, is said to be spreading in Europe. The UK, Portugal, and Spain have all reported an outbreak of the disease. According to preliminary reports, monkeypox seems to disproportionately attack gay men.

In other news, more than 1.2 Italian citizens over the age of 50 are being fined €100 euros each for remaining unvaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus.

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Games of Life and Death

The following essay is a retrospective on the deeds of Niels Högel, who murdered at least 85 patients, possibly many more, while he was employed as an orderly in German medical facilities. He was tried several times (I’m not sure how many) for his crimes, most recently in 2019, and is serving a life sentence

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Ansage. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Hegel and Högel — On the Dialectics of the Helper

If, exceptionally, editors under public law neglect their educational mandate, i.e. report factually and non-judgmentally, gains in knowledge are possible. ARD reported yesterday in a detailed documentary about Niels Högel. The orderly, who was ambivalently called the “angel of death” by his colleagues, is credited with 85 court-determined murders, to which it is highly probable that dozens more must be added that (due to the lack of exhumable remains available) can no longer be elucidated. For years, Högel had injected hundreds of patients in intensive care units with overdoses of highly effective drugs in order to attempt to resuscitate them shortly afterwards in front of admiring onlookers.

After just a few minutes, the normal person tends to distance himself as much as possible. There are hardly any bridges that inspire any sympathy due to the life sentence. Högel’s manipulations of unsuspecting victims are insidious and cruel, his craving for recognition is as repulsive as his physiognomy. Högel’s ugliness seems consistent. However, he does not correspond to the image of the classic murderer. There is no relevant socialization; his motive was not enrichment, not the concealment of a crime or sexual gratification. Högel had a wife and child, led a normal, inconspicuous life in a terraced house and went about his “regular” work. His later lawyer attested to his having a thoroughly likeable sense of humor while he was still in custody. Evil is also banal in the Högel case.

The urge to be celebrated as a saviour

The fact that employers and the public prosecutor’s office kept the series of murders as small as possible for almost ten years, despite numerous suspicions, is a case in itself. One that, as expected, had no consequences for those responsible. What was special about the well-documented games of life and death was Högel’s urge to be perceived and celebrated as a saviour. This purpose in life turned into an addiction and finally a complete loss of control. He was not concerned with helping and rescuing in the sense of a Christian understanding of values, but with an excessively manipulated, narcissistic spectacle with many innocent victims who were not just collateral damage but a calculated part of the dramaturgy.

The focus was not on doing good as a process, but on the applauded illusion of being good. The danger of this perversion has often been described in recent years. So it is by no means a unique Högelian selling proposition. Admittedly, the helper syndrome does not turn everyone into a criminal, but it fills the inner emptiness and gives the individual a supposedly superior importance. The altruist tends to become the uniform of unstable characters. The act of violence of the lost do-gooder is then multifaceted. We encounter him as an arsonist fireman, an abusive priest, as an alleged sea-rescuer, as a marauding eco-terrorist, as a needy man in public and private spaces. Actions follow a pattern. Emergencies are simulated, competencies asserted.

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The Vax is Harmless Because the Court Says So

In the following report on the upholding of a vax mandate in Germany, note this excerpt from the judges’ statement: “The very low probability of serious consequences of a vaccination…”

This is a simple assertion by the court, and is not supported by empirical data. Even official government statistics show the manifold detrimental side-effects of the “vaccine”, which include disability and death. It is widely thought that such adverse effects are under-reported, which means that the vax is more dangerous than the disease.

Through simple assertions such as this one, the law is made. No science is involved. No actuaries are consulted by the court. The reality is what the court says it is.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Die Welt:

Federal Constitutional Court approves institution-related Corona vaccination

Vaccination for nursing and medical staff is constitutional. The Federal Constitutional Court dismissed a constitutional complaint. The protection of vulnerable groups carries more weight than the restriction of fundamental rights.

The Federal Constitutional Court has confirmed the institution-related vaccination requirement. According to information on Thursday, the highest German court rejected a constitutional complaint against corresponding parts of the Infection Protection Act. “The very low probability of serious consequences of a vaccination is offset by the significantly higher probability of damage to the life and limb of vulnerable people,” the Karlsruhe judges justified their decision. The further development of the Corona pandemic with the Omicron variant does not justify a different assessment. (AZ: 1 BvR 2649/21)

The so-called facility-related compulsory vaccination was decided in December 2021 in order to better protect particularly vulnerable people, for example in nursing homes. Since mid-March 2022, employees in clinics, nursing homes or medical practices have had to provide proof of full Corona vaccination or recovery. Anyone who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons must also prove this. However, there are problems with the implementation of compulsory vaccination. After the failure of a general Corona vaccination requirement in April, calls to abolish facility-related vaccination requirements became louder.

More than 50 people came to Karlsruhe, many of whom are themselves employed in healthcare professions. The court rejected their urgent application for the temporary suspension of compulsory vaccination in February.

Afterword from the translator:

After Karl Lauterbach received a further €830 million for the vaccination mess and Karlsruhe had already waved all other Corona measures through, the verdict is not surprising. If politics hides the medical facts and the data that speak against “vaccination”, then why should the highest court deal with it in detail? Roland Freisler sends his regards from Hell, it would seem.

Guys and Dolls

Pink and blue are the colors of oppression! We will only be free if gender as a social construct is well and truly eradicated!

Am I the only one who thinks the “Ministry of Consumers” and the “Association for the Self-Regulation of Commercial Communications” are thoroughly Orwellian entities?

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from the German-language service of the Epoch Times. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Dolls for Girls? Spain mandates gender-neutral advertising

In Spain, advertising aimed only at girls or only at boys will be banned in the future. A “protocol for self-regulation” was signed by the Spanish Association of Toy Manufacturers and the Association for the Self-Regulation of Commercial Communications with the Ministry of Consumers.

According to this, manufacturers of toys in Spain are required to make advertising for their products gender-neutral as of December 1, 2022. All information about the advertised toys must be conveyed in brief language appropriate for children and may neither state nor suggest that the product in question is suitable for girls or boys. One-sided advertising in which children are persuaded that there are typically feminine or masculine toys is sexist, says Alberto Garzón, Spain’s Minister for Consumer Protection.

A monitoring commission is to take over the supervision and follow-up of this protocol, informs “Autocontrol” in a press release. “Autocontrol” sees itself as an independent non-profit organization and is made up of advertisers, advertising agencies, media and professional associations. [I wonder who finances this “non-profit” organization?]

The Department for Consumer Affairs sees the protocol as “an important means of conducting effective advertising control.”

In December of last year, Spain’s government launched a campaign against “sexist toys” in the middle of the Christmas season. The Ministry of Consumer Protection in Madrid called on parents and children to protest against toys that create or reinforce gender stereotypes.

“Dolls for girls and action games for boys? Most toy advertisements reproduce stereotypes that limit personal development in childhood and increase gender inequality,” Consumer Protection Minister Alberto Garzón wrote on Twitter.

The new law will come into force in time for Christmas on December 1, 2022 and will be valid for four years. Advertisements already published before this date have a period of one year to adapt to the new ethical regulations.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/18/2022

In the southern California town of Palmdale, a man crashed his car into a building, tore off all his clothes, and then ran across the street into a McDonald’s where he stabbed an elderly man. When he tried to attack a security guard, the guard shot him dead. The elderly man is in the hospital and is expected to recover. The security guard was unhurt.

In other news, Nina Jankowicz, who was appointed to head the Disinformation Governance Board in the Department of Homeland Security, has resigned.

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How Dare You Criticize My Hijab!

A Swedish father is in trouble with the law for complaining that Muslim teachers at his daughter’s school are fully veiled while teaching in the classroom. His views are considered unacceptable in Sweden, and he is being prosecuted for his “hate speech”.

Many thanks to LN for translating this article from Samhällsnytt:

Critic of Islam charged with harassment

In Ronneby, Former SD [Sweden Democrats] politician Tomas Lundberg criticised the fact that four teachers at his daughter’s school wear hijab and full Muslim dress. Tomas was reported to the police, and in the interviews the investigator says that one should not equate full Muslim dress with the Islamic State (ISIS). Furthermore, the investigators are noticeably bothered by Tomas’ Islam-critical views. But it doesn’t end there — behind the indictment is an SD-hating prosecutor. Now Blekinge District Court has convicted Tomas of the crime, and he must pay tens of thousands of kronor to the hijabbed teachers and the state. One of the hijabbed teachers said that they would rather see the police take Tomas to a forced course in Islam because of his “ignorance”.

In November of 2019 the 70-year-old property owner and father Tomas Lundberg published a Facebook post in which he showed a picture of several Muslim teachers in Säckebacksskolan.

In the post, Tomas wrote, among other things: “The children in my daughter’s 8th-grade class at Säckebacksskolan in Ronneby should not have to have teachers who express sympathy for foreign religious views through their frightening attire.”

In addition, he wrote: “It is not helped by the fact that Islam is difficult to distinguish from Islamism. Daesh (editor’s note: ISIS) should not be given a second chance in Sweden.”

Tomas also made it clear to his followers on Facebook that he was “not singling out Muslims as a group but only demanding that the school be politically and religiously neutral, especially with regard to teaching staff.”

Below is a screenshot of Tomas’ Facebook post, which is included in the preliminary police investigation report:

[Photo Credit: Police]

SD-hating prosecutor pushed on

Tomas’ post was something that police officers at the Democracy and Hate Crime Unit and the Karlskrona Prosecution Service could not tolerate. A police investigation was initiated and resulted in a charge of defamation and libel, but also a case of “incitement against a group of people” [hets mot folkgrupp] on another occasion.

Samnytt can tell you that the SD-hating prosecutor Lena-Marie Bergström at the Karlskrona prosecutor’s office was behind the investigation against Tomas. It is the same prosecutor who was involved in the earlier witch hunt against SD politician Christopher Larsson in Karlskrona.

In 2017, Christopher Larsson (SD) was reported to the police on suspicion of the opinion crime “incitement against a group of people” after writing a Facebook post in which he described it as “a day of sadness” and referred to the fact that the mosque in Karlskrona is to start calls to prayer on Fridays. “…Then for the first time the minaret will call out over Karlskrona that ‘Allah is great’, the same phrase ‘Allahu Akhbar’ that Islamists shout when they blow themselves up.”

During the investigation, the prosecutor Bergström was revealed to be an SD-hater who shared a video on social media equating the party with Nazism. As a result, she had to leave the investigation. Below is a picture from prosecutor Bergström’s Facebook account:…

Deputy Chief Prosecutor Marie Lindström took over the investigation against Larsson (SD) and shared Bergström’s view that it was a issue of opinion crimes. But in Blekinge District Court, the court ruled that the post was not punishable. Lindström argued that the district court was wrong and appealed to the Court of Appeal.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/17/2022

A man named Jeremy Smith has been arrested for shooting and wounding three women in a Koreatown hair salon in Dallas last week. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime, since the victims are Asian and the alleged perpetrator is African-American.

In other news, a Syrian migrant has been arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old female Ukrainian refugee in the Austrian town of Weyer.

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A Nice Culture-Enricher Gets Himself in Trouble

A Tunisian immigrant — an alumnus of the holding pen on Lampedusa — has gotten himself into a spot of bother in the French city of Nice. It seems the high-spirited “youth” forced his unwanted attentions upon a young English woman in the wee hours of last Wednesday morning.

One line in the following news story made me guffaw: “The individual was arrested while he was in the process of breaking the glass of a parked vehicle with a rock.”

How fortunate the French are to live in such a vibrant, diverse, colorful society!

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Le Figaro:

Nice: An illegal Tunisian suspected of raping a young English woman

May 16, 2022
by Guillaume Poingt

The individual, recently arrived from the Italian island of Lampedusa, was charged and placed in pre-trial custody.

A Tunisian, born in 1996, without fixed abode and with an illegal status, was charged with rape and placed in pre-trial custody on Friday, 13 May, Le Figaro learned from the prosecutor’s office in Nice. A judicial investigation has been opened.

The events, reported by Nice-Matin, occurred Wednesday, 11 May shortly after 5am in the Port neighborhood. A woman of English nationality, who was leaving Garibaldi Square, was followed by a man. The rape took place in an adjacent street.

According to our colleagues, The Center of Urban Supervision of the Nice municipal police, were able to retrace the steps of the victim and her attacker up to the point of the rape, captured by city cameras. Officers of the CSU found the presumed attacker an hour later in the same quarter. The individual was arrested while he was in the process of breaking the glass of a parked vehicle with a rock.

According to our information, the suspect had recently arrived from the Italian island of Lampedusa and was under the influence of drugs at the time of the rape of which he is accused.

The Droning of Transnistria


Map of Moldova showing Transnistria (predominantly Russian) and Gagauzia (predominantly Turkic)

Transnistria (“across the Dniester”) is a region of Moldova located between the Dniester River and the Ukrainian border. It is inhabited mainly by ethnic Russians, and has been quasi-autonomous since the breakup of the Soviet Union.

Moldova proper is populated by ethnic Romanians who speak a dialect of Romanian. Another fragmented ethnic region in Moldova, Gagauzia, is populated by descendants of Turkic people who settled there during the Middle Ages.

Since the war in Ukraine began, Transnistria has been targeted by drones launched from outside its borders. Mysterious explosions have been reported on multiple occasions.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Anti-Spiegel:

More attacks on Transnistria from Ukrainian territory

Unnoticed by Western media, attacks from Ukrainian territory continue and a Ukrainian presidential aide has openly threatened war.

There are topics that don’t appear in Western media. This applies, for example, to all the overly frank statements made by Ukrainian President Zelensky’s most important adviser. This is Alexei Arestovych, whose name you should remember; see here for details.

Arestovych openly said that Ukraine is ready at any time to expand the war to Transnistria. Since Russian peacekeeping troops have been stationed there since 1992, this would be a very unpleasant situation for Russia, because the Russian troops there would be effectively cut off from supplies. Russia would either have to abandon them there or massively change its strategy in Ukraine to come to the aid of the soldiers there.

Western media recently reported on an explosion in Transnistria, but Western media have not heard anything about the fact that there have been constant new explosions and overflights by armed Ukrainian drones since then.

Russian television reported on this, and I translated the report. Before we get to the translation, however, I want to remind you once again what the region is about, because perhaps not all readers will be aware of it.

Moldova and Transnistria

Moldova is a small country with a short but difficult history. Located between Ukraine and Romania, the country is a former Soviet republic that experienced civil war after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since then, the country has been divided and consists of Moldova, which is recognized under international law, and the breakaway Republic of Transnistria. The civil war was ended by an agreement between Moldova and Russia, and Russian peacekeepers have been protecting the former front line for almost twenty years now.

Moldova is comparable to Ukraine because it is a multi-ethnic country where the dominant Moldovans, who are often referred to as Romanians, discriminate against the languages of other minorities. For example, although Russian is widely spoken and used primarily in cities and in business, it does not have the status of a national language. Exactly these ethnic problems were the reason for the civil war at the time.

Moldova has written into its constitution that it is a neutral state. However, in late 2020, the pro-Western, US-educated politician Maia Sandu, closely associated with George Soros, narrowly won Moldova’s presidential election. After that she also replaced the government with controversial political maneuvers in 2021 and has been consistently leading the country West since the summer of 2021.

After taking power completely, she openly announced a “cleansing” of the country’s judiciary in the summer of 2021, which was presented positively in the West and as a measure to fight corruption. In truth, it was a political purge, as Sandu wants to cement her country’s westward course and remove its opponents who want to preserve the country’s neutrality. Sandu also spoke of needing support from the USA for the upcoming reforms and shortly thereafter described the USA as an important strategic partner.

As early as January there were indications that the situation in the region was getting worse; you can find details about that here.

Now we come to the translation of the report from Sunday evening’s news review from Russian television on the current situation in Transnistria.

Start of translation:

Transnistria: Moldova tightens blockade

Officially, Transnistria is on the “red” terrorism threat level. As recently as Thursday a drone with explosives launched from Ukraine was neutralized over the territory of the republic. Four explosions occurred near the village of Voronkovo, near the Ukrainian border, on Friday evening. A report from Transnistria.

The site of the explosion is cordoned off. The area may not be entered. Behind the cordon is a Military Unit that has been the target of several terrorist attacks over the past two days. Another provocation by the Ukrainian Secret Services.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/16/2022

Police in Orange County, California have identified David Chou, a Chinese immigrant, as the suspect in the Laguna Woods church shooting. The case is being investigated as a hate crime, since Mr. Chou is thought to have targeted the Presbyterian church because it is Taiwanese.

In other news, the European Union may institute price controls on natural gas if Russia imposes a complete gas cutoff.

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Och! The Puir Wee Syrian Bairns!

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Die Zeit:

Federal government pledges one billion euros for Syria

Millions of Syrians are dependent on humanitarian aid, and the war in Ukraine is worsening the supply situation. The EU countries have pledged billions in aid.

At a Syria donor conference in Brussels, the German Development Ministry and the Federal Foreign Office pledged €1.05 billion in aid for the coming years. “The money is intended to improve the life prospects of the people in Syria and the neighboring countries that have been badly affected by the Syrian war and have taken in millions of refugees,” it said. According to the Federal Development Ministry, the money comes from this year’s federal budget and is to be used in the coming years.

“Even if Europe is naturally looking at Ukraine right now, we are not forgetting the Syrian civil war and the suffering it is causing,” said Development Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) in a statement. Further money for development cooperation is being planned. In Syria alone, almost fifteen million people are dependent on humanitarian aid, and twelve million people are at risk of being fed. The situation is also getting worse in the neighboring countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, where many Syrians live. Not least because of the Ukraine war, which has resulted in rising wheat prices.

At the start of the donor conference, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell drew attention to the effects of the war in Ukraine on Syria. Already, 60 percent of the Syrian population suffers from food insecurity and hardly knows where their next meal will come from, Borrell said. For the EU, he announced aid of €3.16 billion for the period 2022 to 2023.

“Our strong political commitment to Syria must be backed up by an equally strong financial commitment,” said the foreign policy officer. The EU will maintain sanctions against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A normalization of relations cannot take place until the Syrian refugees can safely return home, Borrell said. Aid organizations hope that the conference, jointly organized by the EU and the UN, will draw some of the world’s attention back to Syria. The funds are also to be used to help the 5.7 million Syrian refugees who live in neighboring countries.

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It is always remarkable how the government generously distributes German tax money in all directions as if there were no tomorrow, while the local working population can still pull the cart and is burdened with high taxes to cover the endless expenses.

Brandtner from AfD stated that after retiring as chancellor, Schröder has six people who are paid by the taxpayer.

Mutti Merkel gets by with ONLY nine people, at a cost of €100,000 per month! It’s hard to believe that the people are putting up with this.

Audit the Vax!

Virginie Joron is a French member of the European Parliament for Rassemblement National (National Rally). In the following video from the floor of the EP, Ms. Joron calls out the European Commission for the non-transparency of the EU’s purchases of doses of the COVID-19 “vaccine”. Billions of doses of the vax were bought and paid for by the EU, and a large proportion of them will have to be destroyed because they will remain unused after their expiration date.

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

Video transcript:

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Death by Cop

Even before the “pandemic”, German police had become noticeably more physically aggressive in their treatment of ordinary citizens. But after Corona was unleashed, police officers took the opportunity to handle people even more roughly if they were identified as posing a threat to public health.

The following article reports on a mentally ill man who died after his encounter with police in Mannheim. Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Tag24:

Officer Hits Him in the Head, Man Dies: Police Scientist Stunned

According to police scientist Thomas Feltes, the way the police dealt with a mentally ill man who died last week after a police check in Mannheim was disproportionate.

It was clear to the officials that the 47-year-old was mentally ill. “That makes the case so unbelievable for me,” he told the Stuttgarter Zeitung and the Stuttgarter Nachrichten.

“In such cases, the police officer should know that the person reacts differently to certain police measures than other people.” According to his estimates, in three out of four cases in which a person dies after a police measure, the person concerned is mentally ill.

On the one hand, police officers usually do not know how to deal with such people. On the other hand, it is often difficult for them to recognize a mental illness. The man died after police checked and overpowered him.

A doctor from the Central Institute for Mental Health had previously informed the police that a patient might need help. Videos circulating online show a police officer beating a prone man’s head. The authenticity of the film sequences has been checked. Punches in the face are permissible for a person who is standing, Feltes said. But here a person was lying on the ground. The incident caused widespread criticism of the actions of the police.

Afterword from the translator:

The fear of a dying dictatorship can be seen in the police violence.

After the many actions I’ve seen AGAINST the citizens at demos, trust is completely gone for me. Sure, there are those who aren’t like that, but that doesn’t change the fact of how they have treated the citizens in our countries over the last two years. Whether it was the old man whom they tore off his bike — from behind — just because he was openly carrying the Basic Law with him, or the attack on the young pregnant woman, or the old lady who got trampled by mounted police — the list is almost endless, and then it will only be the tiniest tip of the iceberg! I could throw up and cry at the same time every time I see the system’s henchmen strutting around with the knowledge that their actions are backed up by the state and subsequently the judiciary. Did anyone vote for THIS?

But the main thing is to point the finger abroad and rail against “dictatorships” and how inhuman, repulsive, unacceptable this is…