Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/29/2022

A public swimming pool in the Neukölln district of Berlin had to be shut down after a violent attacker broke a woman’s nose. Meanwhile, an Afghan migrant in Hamburg was arrested for stabbing a woman in the head at a bus stop.

In other news, prosecutors in the Ghislaine Maxwell case say the next target for sex trafficking prosecution will be Prince Andrew.

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Life Without Parole for Salah Abdeslam

Salah Abdeslam is the sole survivor of the leadership group of Islamic terrorists who carried out the massacres in Paris in November of 2015, including the hideous carnage at the Bataclan café. His trial is finally over, and he has been sentenced to life without parole, as requested by the prosecution.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from France Bleu:

November 13 trial: Salah Abdeslam sentenced to life without parole

by Morgane Heuclin
June 29, 2022

This is the epilogue of almost ten months of trial, more than six years after the attacks of November 13, 2015. Salah Abdeslam, the sole survivor of the commandos, has been sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

Salah Abdeslam, the sole survivor of the November 13 2015 attack commandos, has been sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. The special criminal court found him guilty of “murders as part of an organized gang in connection with a terrorist enterprise” on Wednesday evening. It is the heaviest sentence provided by the penal code, which makes any possibility of release minimal. The court thus followed the recommendations of the prosecution.

“The culpability of Salah Abdeslam as a co-perpetrator of the acts of murder in relation to a terrorist enterprise has been upheld insofar as the court has considered that the targets altogether should be recognized as one and the same scene of the crime,” stated the president of the court in beginning the announcement of the verdict. The court has concluded that the explosive belt that Salah Abdeslam “was wearing was not functional, which puts his declarations about backing out seriously in question.”

Sentences from two years to life without parole

All of the accused, with the exception of one, Farid Kharkhach, were found guilty on all the counts of the indictment. The other 19 defendants are sentenced to terms ranging from two years in prison for Farid Kharkhach to life without parole for the Clain brothers, presumed dead in Syria. Among them, the three who appeared in court free under judicial supervision, are not subject to an order of custody: That means that they will benefit from an adjustment of sentence.

In his final appearance before the court on Monday, Salah Abdeslam had again reiterated his “sincere” apologies to the victims. “I am not an assassin; I am not a killer,” he had stressed from the defendant’s dock. Salah Abdeslam’s defense attorney had recalled in his pleading that life without parole has been given only four times in France, against men recognized as “psychopaths” and sentenced for crimes committed against minors.

As for Mohamed Abrini, the childhood friend of Salah Abdeslam, he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 22 years to be served, as the prosecution asked for, found guilty of complicity in murders and attempted murders. He also spoke a lot during the hearings, acknowledging that he had been “scheduled for November 13,” before he backed out, for which he did not provide any explanations.

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The Great Birth Dearth

The collapse in Western birth rates is possibly the biggest story of our time.

The two reports below from Hungary and Germany say almost exactly the same thing: birth rates show a sudden and drastic drop at the beginning of this year, which is almost exactly nine months after the first surge of experimental mRNA treatments intended to mitigate the effects of infection with the Wuhan Coronavirus.

First, the video from Hungary. Here’s a translated summary from MTI, the Hungarian state news agency:

Hungarian MP links the drop in fertility rates to the mass “vaccination” against Covid

MP Dóra Dúró (Mi Hazánk / Our Homeland party) drew attention to the worsening demographic indicators in her speech held in the Hungarian Parliament on the 27th July. She said that in January 2022 the birth rate fell by 20% compared to the same period last year, and the fertility rate also declined. She noted that this happened just nine months after the mass vaccination against Covid began in Hungary; and such a steep decline has not occurred for decades. She said that it was the responsibility of the state to investigate whether this brutal decline was linked to that factor.

Many thanks to László for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling. The translator notes: “I believe the value of this speech is that it was held in a national parliament, not just on a website that can be dismissed by branding it as a ‘conspiracy theory’. Especially because MP Dúró has called for official investigations, thereby cornering the state — because, I think, after such public notice the lack of investigations may easily qualify as criminal negligence in the future.”

The following report tells the same story about birth statistics in Germany. Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from the German-language service of RT. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Consequence of vaccination? Drastic fall in the birth rate in Germany

According to official figures, the number of live births in Germany has fallen significantly since the beginning of 2022. The scientist Stefan Homburg suspects that the reason for the drop in births is the vaccination rate among middle-aged people, which increased drastically a year ago.

The number of live births in Germany has apparently decreased drastically in the first months of 2022. According to provisional figures from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), 164,614 children were born in the first quarter of the year. [Want to bet that these are of migrant stock?] In the same period of 2021, the statisticians recorded 187,543 live births. This corresponds to a decrease of more than twelve percent. In previous years, the numbers were comparatively stable.

The development that can be seen in the numbers between December 2021 and January 2022 is particularly drastic. In December 2021, the statisticians recorded 67,927 live births — over 7,000 more than in December 2020 (60,716). In January 2022, however, there were only 52,987 live births, almost 7,000 fewer than a year earlier (59,799). From December 2021 to January 2022, the number of births fell by almost 15,000.

The financial scientist Stefan Homburg, known as a critic of Corona policy, made a connection on Twitter between the “unprecedented decline in the birth rate” and the so-called Corona vaccination. Homburg wrote:

“In this RKI graphic from the last weekly report, the arrow marks the age group 18 to 59 years, which is responsible for the majority of births. From calendar week 2021/17, i.e. around nine months before the first quarter of 2022, the curve rises steeply.”

In fact, the graph shows an increase in the vaccination rate in this age group from around 3 percent in April to 60 percent in August and finally around 80 percent at the end of the year. If, as Homburg claims, this actually confirms a connection between vaccination rates and live births, their number should continue to decline in the coming months.

Stefan Homburg was Director of the Institute for Public Finance at Leibniz Universität Hannover until his early retirement in the spring of 2021. Several so-called fact checkers have repeatedly accused the scientist of “spreading false information” during the Corona crisis.

Afterword from the translator:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/28/2022

Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in Jeffrey Epstein’s trafficking of underage girls. There’s no word on whether she might be able to get her sentence reduced by committing suicide.

In other news, The French government has decided to restart an idled coal plant after heads of three power companies warned about severe shortages due to the Russo-Ukrainian war.

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Ascendant Islam Means Jihad Is Coming

Here’s the latest from Sharia TipSheet:

Ascendant Islam Means Jihad Is Coming

In my early morning news broadcast, I routinely include stories about the ongoing series of massacres in Africa. I want Americans to know what happens in countries where Islam is ascendant, so they can decide where Islam belongs in the American scheme of things.

Recent stories include Muslim militants killing 142 people in 10 villages across Nigeria, and fresh jihad attacks and slaughter of innocents in Mozambique as well as Nigeria. Muslims have abducted or killed 35 Christian pastors in the last 17 months.

One recent story that broke through to major news outlets was the terrorist attack on a Catholic Church during church services in Nigeria, killing 50 people and taking the priest hostage. Locals identified the killers as ethnic Fulanis. The Fulani stock is primarily Muslim.

There’s a narrative out there to the effect these are all just land and water disputes between rival tribes. Nothing could be further from the truth. How much land and water is inside a Catholic Church? These are massacres motivated by standard Islamic doctrine, the same Islamic doctrine found in America and everywhere else the Quran is read and believed. Quranic doctrine holds that Islam shall reign supreme, and jihad will be waged until the entire world submits to Islam. Another narrative, pushed by the corrupt FBI and the rest of the U.S. government, is that sharia supremacy is only the view of extremist groups like Al Qaeda, but the narrative falls apart when you realize sharia supremacy and jihad come right from the pages of the Quran itself. As President Erdogan of Turkey put it in 2017, “There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”

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Culture-Enrichers Acting as Trusties

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:

Pushbacks: Refugees against refugees on behalf of the Greek police

At the EU’s external border, Greek police officers are apparently using refugees as accomplices for illegal pushbacks. This was the result of joint research by Der Spiegel with Lighthouse Reports, the ARD political magazine Report Munich, Le Monde and the Guardian. After months of research, the team of reporters managed to speak to six of these men.

They said independently of one another that they had been urged to force them back to Turkey. In return they had been promised residence permits. According to Der Spiegel, the information provided by the refugees was able to be verified with the help of photos, satellite images and official Greek documents.

Residents of Greek villages near the border also report that it is “an open secret” in the region that refugees carry out pushbacks on behalf of the police. Farmers and fishermen, who are allowed to enter the restricted area on the Evros River, are said to have repeatedly observed refugees at work: migrants are not seen on the Evros, said a resident. ”Except those who work for the police.” Three Greek police officers also confirmed the practice to Der Spiegel and its partners. The police consider the pushbacks to be so dangerous that they are increasingly using refugees in order to protect their own officers. [And those are the “peaceful” refugees that the Greens worship, and want flooding into Europe indefinitely, or until each and every white, native European has been enriched through the cultural culler.]

The Greek Interior Ministry and the police left official media inquiries unanswered as of Tuesday. According to European law, Greece is obliged to open an asylum procedure for asylum seekers who reach Greek territory.

“This approach is a break with all the values that we represent in the European Union,” said the Federal Government’s Human Rights Commissioner, Luise Amtsberg (Greens). “This is abysmal and cannot be surpassed in terms of perfidy.”

Afterword from the translator:

So what? These policemen are fighting for their country and their children against invaders and are using the tools at their disposal, because of those traitorous puppeticians. Also, such a virtue-signalling hit piece could only come from Spiegel and ARD, the saviours of the poor “refugees”. But they are silent, or belittling, when it comes to the victims of their cultural enrichment drive.

Has each of those journalists taken in a “refugee”? Or Luise Amtsberg, or any other of these advocates for cultural genocide? I seriously doubt it.

Chlorine Gas

Here’s an update on yesterday’s post about the deadly explosion of toxic gas at the port in Aqaba. According to today’s news, the death toll has risen to twelve (some accounts say thirteen), with more than 250 people injured.

The toxic material is now specifically named as “chlorine gas”. Elemental chlorine gas is pale yellow-green when isolated, whereas mustard gas (which contains chlorine) is generally described as yellow-brown in appearance. Photos of the latter strongly resemble yesterday’s plume of vapor in Aqaba.

It’s possible that the chlorine gas in the tank was compounded with other elements to make it that color. I don’t know whether such compounding might be done with the express purpose of making the gas clearly visible during accidents such as the one in Jordan.

The container is said to have been destined for Djibouti, which is just down the Red Sea from Aqaba, on the African coast.

Was the chlorine gas manufactured in Jordan? Or was it manufactured elsewhere and transshipped?

The whole story still seems strange to me, but I doubt we’ll ever learn any more than this.

Below are excerpts from a recent Reuters report on the incident:

Chlorine Gas Leak Kills at Least 12, Injures 251 at Jordan Port

The leak came after a tank filled with chlorine gas being exported to Djibouti fell while being transported, officials said.

At least 12 people died and 251 were injured in a chlorine gas leak from a storage tank at Jordan’s Aqaba port, officials and state media reported on Monday.

A video posted on state television’s Twitter page showed a storage tank falling from a winch and slamming into the deck of a ship, followed by yellow-coloured gas rising into the air as people ran away.

Health ministry officials said they expected only a handful of people to remain hospitalised by Tuesday.

Chlorine is a widely used disinfectant and water purification agent, but if inhaled, the gas turns to hydrochloric acid, which can lead to internal burning and drowning through a reactionary release of water in the lungs.

The Africanization of Europe

Gunnar Beck is a German politician and academic. He is a Member of the European Parliament for the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany), and is the deputy leader of the AfD in the European Parliament.

In the following report from Strasbourg, Mr. Beck discusses the European Commission’s explicit promotion of the Africanization of Europe, under the leadership of EC President Ursula von der Leyen.

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

Video transcript:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/27/2022

Russian hackers mounted a DDoS attack on Lithuanian government networks in response to Lithuania’s blockade of Kaliningrad. Meanwhile, the Russian government expelled eight Greek diplomats in retaliation for a similar action by Greece.

In other news, in the wake of last weekend’s terror attack in Oslo, the King of Norway spoke out in support of diversity.

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The Islamic Terror Attack in Oslo: Swedish and Flemish Perspectives

As I reported on Saturday, an Iranian-Norwegian named Zaniar Matapour went on a shooting rampage at a gay bar in Oslo during the Pride Festival, killing two people and wounding dozens more.

The two pieces below, both translated by Gary Fouse, discuss the incident from Flemish and Swedish perspectives, respectively.

The first is an editorial from Vlaams Belang website:

Attack in Oslo was Islamist terror

June 26, 2022

Two were killed and 21 injured in a terrorist attack at a gay club in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The perpetrator was a Norwegian of Iranian origin, and the police have classified the attack as Islamic terror. “How many attacks are still necessary before the Left sees the danger of Islamic fundamentalism?” asks Member of Parliament and BiZa [Interior Ministry] committee chairman Ortwin Depoortere. “If we do not stop mass migration and Islamization, Europe will just become more dangerous. In the meantime, our security services have to track down and smoke out as many Islamists as possible.”

In a shooting Friday evening in the Norwegian capital of Oslo, two people died and 21 others were wounded. Eight of them were taken to a hospital, three of whom are reportedly in serious condition. The attack is considered “an act of Islamist terror” by the Norwegian intelligence service PST. The suspect is a 42-year-old Norwegian of Iranian origin with ISIS sympathies. Since 2015 he has been on the radar of the intelligence service for radicalization, and he had a past record of violence and threats. As a result of the attack, the terror threat level in Norway has been raised to the highest level. Originally planned for this week was a Pride parade in Oslo, but it has been canceled due to the attack and the heightened terror threat.

“This shooting is the umpteenth terror attack in Europe in the space of a few years,” says Depoortere. “And each time it is Islamist perpetrators with a heartfelt hatred for the West, which was detected by our intelligence services.”

“The self-proclaimed progressives who pretend that they stand for gay rights and more migration from Islamic countries would do better to reflect and realize that each is opposed to the other,” concludes Depoortere. “It is thus important that we implement a halt to migration. In the meantime, our security services have to track down and smoke out the Islamist terror cells. These are deadly elements in our society that are living under our noses, but they have to be removed as a priority. With radical Islam present, we will always have to look over our shoulders. And whoever sows more Islamization will reap terror.”

The second article is from Swedish state TV:

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Don’t Take the Kids to the Pool This Summer

In the wake of the Great Migration Crisis of 2015, German swimming pools experienced a wave of cultural enrichment which featured the sexual molestation of small children of both sexes by the “New Germans”.

Apparently the natatory orgies are still ongoing. The following report describes a warning from the head of the lifeguards’ association, who strongly advises parents not to take their kids to outdoor pools this summer.

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

German lifeguards warn: Violent excesses: “Don’t go to the outdoor pool with children”

Berlin

The violence in German outdoor pools has alarmed the Federal Association of German Lifeguards (BDS). Its President Peter Harzheim said he could no longer in good conscience recommend that families go to the outdoor pool at the weekend: “I have three small grandchildren myself — if I went in there with them, I would simply be acting irresponsibly!”

The reason for his statements to Bild TV is the mass brawl in Berlin’s “Sommerbad am Insulaner”, in which around 150 migrants were involved. Children were also punched and kicked. Scenes like these don’t always make the headlines, but violence, threats and sexual harassment are part of everyday life at German outdoor pools. “Mediterranean” [from the wrong site of the pond] migrants have been very dominant there for years.

Discuss the problem despite a migration background

Harzheim now says: “These pictures shake me. When I see this, I shudder. These people that I see there have no respect for people. It cannot go on like this. Pool operators need to be more active and choose their customers better.”

The BDS President is also calling for more political support and tougher police action. “It cannot be that the people who commit crimes there are released after two hours,” Harzheim complained. “Politicians turn a blind eye to the problems and let us down.” The migrant background of some of the perpetrators should not mean that the problem is not addressed. [Wanna bet?]

Afterword from the translator:

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Mustard Gas?

A container of toxic gas exploded today aboard a ship in the port of Aqaba, in Jordan. Ten people were killed and hundreds more were injured by the gas.

A crane seems to have inadvertently dropped the cylinder of gas onto the deck, causing it to explode.

I’d like to tap into the distributed intelligence of Gates of Vienna readers to answer this question: Is there any toxic gas besides mustard gas that would exhibit a bright yellow plume like the one that appeared today in Aqaba?

Here’s CCTV footage of the incident:

That gas may be something totally unremarkable, albeit lethal, for all I know.

Regardless, I’d be interested to find out where the vessel is registered, where it was coming from, and the intended destination of the cylinder.

Here’s a news story about what happened:

Jordan: Toxic Gas Explosion Kills 10, Over 200 Injured in Aqaba Port

Aqaba health director Jamal Obeidat called on residents to “stay in their homes and shut all windows as a precaution”, stating that the chemical substance is very dangerous

Ten people were killed and more than 200 injured Monday in a toxic gas explosion in Jordan’s Aqaba port, authorities said. Footage on state TV showed a large cylinder plunging from a crane on a moored vessel, causing a violent release of a yellow gas.

The force of the blast sent a truck rolling down the harbourside, while port workers could be seen running for their lives. Nearby areas were evacuated and residents told to stay indoors.

The death toll rose to 10, government spokesman Faisal al-Shaboul told AFP, revising an initial toll of five killed. Prime Minister Bishr Khasawneh and interior minister Mazen al-Faraya headed to the site of the accident, state media reported. Civil defence spokesman Amer al-Sartawy earlier reported that 234 people were injured after the tank filled with toxic gas fell.

“Specialists and the hazardous substances team in the civil defence are dealing” with the incident, Sartawy added.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/26/2022

Zaniar Matapour, the Iranian-Norwegian who killed two people and wounded dozens more yesterday at a gay bar in Oslo, does not deny carrying out the shooting attack. However, he is refusing to explain his motives to investigators, and will remain in pre-trial custody for the next four weeks.

In other news, Ghislaine Maxwell has been placed in solitary confinement and put on suicide watch, although her lawyer says she is not suicidal.

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Saving the Planet — NOT

Based on the following interview, the climate researcher Lennart Bengtsson doesn’t have much of a future in climate science — at least not the part of it paid for by government grants and funding from activist NGOs.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Report24:

Climate researchers recommend more education for panicked eco-activists: There is no climate crisis

In an interview with Die Welt, the renowned climate researcher Lennart Bengtsson shows little understanding for climate apocalypticists — and recommends more education for them. The Swede stated that knowledge is the best remedy against fear of climate change. After all, there is no such thing as a climate catastrophe. He even considers the measures taken by the European Union to be dangerous.

The researcher assumes that the temperature will rise by another degree or two this century. Bengtsson is of the opinion that greenhouse gases should be reduced worldwide through long-term and systematic measures. However, he does not want to describe the warming as a crisis. Far fewer people die in extreme weather than in the past, even though the population is growing rapidly. Food production is also increasing.

EU measures are a threat to business and citizens

What the media wants to sell as the catastrophic consequences of dangerous climate change (remember the warning about heat death at 30 degrees [C, 86° F] at this point) is therefore simply wrong: in reality more people die from cold than from heat — and for Europe it can happen, according to Bengtsson, and the coming winters will be serious precisely because people cannot afford to heat their homes.

He feels that the Paris goals are too ambitious, especially for the EU: In his opinion, they must be adapted to what is technically feasible — otherwise there will be serious and acute problems for business, industry and the public. A selective reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is useless anyway — the reduction would have to happen worldwide. He rules out “social developments” due to climate change: What is currently happening in society is based on political incompetence, conflicts and wars.

Lots of open questions

He questions the claimed effect of global warming on weather catastrophes — warming will actually lead to a weakening of extreme weather events such as extratropical storms.

The consensus of the controversial climate council is generally not as comprehensive as is often claimed: there are differences of opinion about how fast global warming is happening and how harmful it may be. In order to prove the influence of humans on the climate, the natural variability would have to be known — but this is only insufficiently understood and there are still open questions (he mentions the warming from 1910 to 1940 and the Little Ice Age from 1350 to 1850; climate fluctuations on time scales from 100 to several hundred years would also not be understood and not properly reproduced by the current models).

Warming is positive!

Bengtsson even sees very clear advantages in warming: For example, an ice-free Arctic Ocean would enable more fishing, facilitate sea transport and improve living conditions in Canada, Scandinavia and Russia, for example, through better conditions for agriculture and forestry. Bengtsson elaborates:

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