Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/24/2019

A retired army soldier named Isaiah Joel Peoples drove his vehicle at high speed into a group of pedestrians in California before crashing into a tree. Eight of the pedestrians were wounded, some seriously. Witnesses said he seemed to be deliberately targeting his victims, and did not attempt to slow down or swerve. The driver is now in custody, and the FBI is investigating. His mother says he suffers from PTSD.

In other news, Turkish authorities arrested an Islamic extremist who was allegedly planning an attack at the ANZAC Day observances at Gallipoli.

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Muslim Teachers in Quebec Support No-Veil Law

The following video features an interview with three Muslim schoolteachers in Quebec who support the recently passed law prohibiting public employees from wearing hijab. What distinguishes these three women from the zealous proponents of the veil is that they’ve been living in Quebec for a much longer time.

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

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The Veiling of the Cross

A cemetery in Bologna has started covering up the crosses in a chapel whenever non-Christians (presumably mostly Muslims) hold ceremonies there. From what I can gather based on the video and the article, the chapel also functions as a crypt, and each of the locations in the wall where the remains of loved ones are interred is marked with the symbol that people find so offensive.

I find the following statement by the Cardinal of Florence to be very instructive: “The transformation of Western societies into multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multi-religious societies is a fact and a future that inevitably awaits us.”

The transformation of Western societies is only “inevitable” because decision-makers at the highest level have decided not to avoid, stop, or prevent it. If it were not deemed expedient by the Powers That Be, then the transformation would never have been allowed to take place.

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

Below are excerpts from a Breitbart article about the same issue:

Crosses in Italian Cemetery Covered to Avoid Offence to Other Religions

The cemetery, which is located in Bologna in a town of around 7,000 people, has also installed motorised blackout curtains in a local chapel following renovations to hide Roman Catholic symbols during ceremonies involving other denominations, Il Giornale reports.

Following the reports of the coverings of the symbols, many have expressed criticism including Forza Italia (Forward Italy) deputy Galeazzo Bignami who denounced the move saying those looking not to offend were disrespecting Christian values and he added, “even more so the memory of our dead, hiding them behind ‘motorised tents’ in a cemetery to avoid offending other religions.”

“If the administrators are ashamed of our tradition and our culture, they should go and hide themselves and not just behind a motorised tent. If they are not able to bring respect for the living at least they have the decency to leave the dead alone and not involve them in foolishness,” he added. …

The Archbishop of Florence has announced he will be selling 86,000 square feet of property to a Muslim group in order for them to build a mosque in Sesto Fiorentino.

Cardinal of Florence, Giuseppe Betori, approved of the sale saying, “The transformation of Western societies into multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multi-religious societies is a fact and a future that inevitably awaits us.”

In the northern city of Bergamo, another Muslim association has spent nearly half a million euros on an old church, which they also plan to convert into a mosque.

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The Sri Lanka Bombers Pledge Fealty to the Caliph of the Islamic State

The mainstream media in the West have been reluctant to mention Islam when discussing the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, which killed at least 359 people at churches and hotels. In fact, they have been loath to refer to religion at all, preferring to identify the victims as “Easter worshippers” rather than “Christians”.

Despite the fact that the incident had nothing to do with Islam or any other religion, a video has surfaced of the conspirators — at least some of whom were suicide bombers — pledging fealty to Caliph Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State.

At the end of the video the terrorists recite “Allahu Akhbar” in unison, which intelligence analysts believe to be an Arabic phrase that means: “We fear unemployment, are concerned about climate change, experience social marginalization, and feel discriminated against.”

Many thanks to Ibn Al-Malek for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/23/2019

A Moroccan immigrant stabbed a man for wearing a crucifix in the central railway station in Rome. Meanwhile, a church in the south of France was set on fire and badly damaged.

In other news, Saudi judicial authorities executed 37 people today, with one of them being crucified.

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Once Again: How Difficult Was it to Set Fire to the Ancient Oak Beams in Notre Dame?

Since last week’s disastrous fire at the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris there has been a lot of discussion about what could possibly have set those 800-year-old oak beams ablaze. The fire has been officially designated an accident, with several different theories advanced about how it might have started.

In the following video, a German craftsman who works in wood tries a series of experiments in an attempt to set a very old oak beam on fire. It’s not as venerable as those formerly in the cathedral of Notre Dame — a mere 250 years old or thereabouts — but it’s very hard and dry, and proves intractably resistant to ignition.

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

As a reminder of the significance of this issue, here is last week’s video of a discussion about those ancient oak beams, featuring the retired architect-in-chief at Notre Dame:

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VOX Leader: “The Enemy of the Future is Called the Islamist Invasion”

Javier Ortega Smith is the Secretary General of the VOX party in Spain, which is routinely dubbed by the media as “far-right”, meaning that it opposes mass immigration, Islam, and the EU. As a consequence of its stance on these issues, the party is rapidly gaining popularity.

The following video shows Mr. Ortega Smith laying out his position on Islam. He is reportedly being investigated by judicial authorities for possible prosecution for saying all these doubleplus ungood things.

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

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/22/2019

According to a new poll, 60% of the members of the Conservative Party in the UK are planning to vote for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party in the elections for the European Parliament. Meanwhile, a petition by local Tory party chairmen has forced an extraordinary party meeting to hold a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Theresa “Brexitus Interruptus” May.

In other news, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, said that the terrorists who carried out yesterday’s bombings were animals, and should be punished mercilessly.

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Indian TV News Report on the Islamic Terror Attacks in Sri Lanka

English is the common tongue in polyglot India, which means that Indian newspaper and TV reports are often accessible to the rest of the Anglosphere. That’s particularly useful during a major news event in the region, such as yesterday’s terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka.

In this case it’s even more useful, since unlike major media outlets in Europe and North America, this Indian TV station is not at all politically correct. The clip below was part of the early live coverage of the bombings, before the full scope of the attacks was known, and the reported number of casualties was not yet over a hundred. Yet the reporters give the names of two of the suspected suicide bombers (Mohammed Coefficient: 50%) and discuss a possible affiliation with the Islamic State.

And this station is a CNN affiliate — didn’t they get the memo??

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Islam’s Sex Slaves in Britain

This article by Michael Copeland was first published at LibertyGB in July 2013. Since then there has been news coverage of dozens of Yazidi sex slaves in Iraq, of 276 Christian Nigerian girls abducted by night from boarding school to be sex slaves for Boko Haram, and a stream of further scandals in the UK of entrapment of underage English girls for marketing in muslim sex-slave networks.

Islam’s Sex Slaves in Britain

by Michael Copeland

The media term ‘Asian grooming’ is libellous, misleading, and inaccurate. It gratuitously slanders the Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Indian Hindu, Indian Sikh, Thai Buddhist, and many other Asian peoples. The term ‘grooming’ is misleading: to many it concerns men’s hairdressing. The principal complaint, though, is that it is inaccurate. The phenomenon is not Asian but Muslim. It is Islamic sex-slave-taking.

Islam has never abolished slavery: rules of Sharia law govern it. Islam authorises the taking of slaves: the Koran calls them “what your right hand possesses” (4:24). No Islamic state has signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which outlaws slavery. Instead, they have their own Cairo Declaration of Human Rights, which subordinates every provision to Sharia Law. Slavery, even though nominally made illegal by man-made statute, is in use today in several Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia, Mali, Sudan and even Egypt, because Sharia overrides “man-made” law. A Christian charity works in Africa buying slaves’ freedom. This liberates some, but it does not, in fact, discourage the kidnapping, as it provides a ready sale.

Sex slaves are a significant feature of slavery. “When I want a sex slave”, says Egyptian Salafi sheikh Huwayni, “I go to the market and choose the woman I like and purchase her.” (Translating Jihad, 11 June 2011) Film footage from the 1960s of Arab Muslims purchasing African slaves can be seen on the Internet. The Koran authorises sex slaves: “lawful unto you are … what your right hand possesses.” (4:24) The text does say “what”, not “whom”: slaves and women are chattels, like domestic animals. Sharia law is seventh-century. Unchanged, it is held to be unchangeable. There has never been a reformation.

In Islamic teaching all non-Muslim countries are Dar al Harb, the ‘Realm of War’: “Britain has always been Dar al Harb,” Anjem Choudary assured the BBC. “Allah is an enemy to unbelievers,” says Koran 2:98, which means that Muslims must be, too. In any such realm of war the soldiers of Allah, the jihadis, are entitled to take slaves from the non-Muslim enemy, the kuffar: Sheikh Saad al-Buraik exhorted his listeners:

Their women are yours to take, legitimately. God made them yours. Why don’t you enslave their women?

Sheikh Huwayni confirms the law (Translating Jihad, 11 June 2011):

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/21/2019

Indian intelligence analysts believe that today’s bombing attacks in Sri Lanka were organized and carried out by affiliates of the Islamic State. Meanwhile, major media in the West have avoided any mention of “Islam” when discussing the attacks.

In UK news, Lord Ahmed of Rotherham is facing an additional charge of buggery for his alleged molestation of an 11-year-old boy.

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Carnage in Sri Lanka and Panic in Munich

Just before I went to church this morning I saw the news reports about the Islamic terror attacks in Sri Lanka. I didn’t have time to put together a post, but I recommend the reports at Vlad Tepes, which include dozens of videos (although at least two of them have been taken down by YouTube since Vlad posted them).

There were eight separate bombing attacks, four of them against churches celebrating Easter Mass. 207 people were reportedly killed, and at least 450 others wounded. The perpetrators are allegedly members of a new Islamic terrorist organization. Seven people have been arrested so far, but some of the explosions were caused by suicide bombers who will never be brought to justice on this side of the veil.

Alternatively, you can read about what happened in The Guardian or The Washington Post.

Vlad also has a report on an unrelated attack on a Croatian church in Munich. A bearded culture-enricher entered the Easter service, shouted “Allahu Akhbar”, and detonated several powerful fireworks. The congregation fled in panic, and 24 people were injured in the melee.

The Nihilism of Emmanuel Macron

The following video by Maxime Lépante juxtaposes the Notre Dame fire with a couple of clips of President Emmanuel “Toy Boy” Macron denying the existence of French art and culture.

When I first heard Mr. Macron’s words, they seemed familiar, and I eventually recalled what they reminded me of — Mona Sahlin, at that time an MP for the Social Democrats in Sweden, speaking to a Turkish youth organization in 2002:

I cannot figure out what Swedish culture is. I think that’s what makes many Swedes jealous of immigrant groups. You have a culture, an identity, a history, something that brings you together. And what do we have? We have Midsummer’s Eve and such silly things.

As an alternative label for Mr. Macron’s and Ms. Sahlin’s nihilistic sentiments, Dymphna coined a new word: “Erasism”.

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

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