Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/31/2014

Happy New Year, everybody! There are a lot of interesting stories going into 2015 — such as the fact that German Chancellor Angela Merkel felt compelled to criticize PEGIDA in a speech, saying that its leaders have “prejudice, coldness, even hatred in their hearts”. Why would a sitting chancellor choose to say such inflammatory things about thousands of her own citizens who simply mounted a peaceful protest over legitimate political issues?

Also, the Italian coast guard rescued nearly a thousand migrants who were abandoned by traffickers in a cargo ship in Greek coastal waters.

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Thanks to DS, Fjordman, Insubria, Jerry Gordon, K, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Voices from Across the Sound

Below is a summary by Alfred Fredriksson of the situation in Sweden as reported by various Danish commentators.

Voices from Across the Sound

by Alfred Fredriksson

As the Swedish immigration catastrophe unfolds, other Nordic countries have in recent years decreased immigration in their countries. Politicians in these countries are astounded by the Swedish establishment’s blatant disrespect towards the country’s third-largest party, which actually advocates the same migration policies they have already instituted. Recently the astonishment has grown as the establishment parties abolished parliamentary democracy by forming the Christmas Junta.

Earlier we have seen the Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet criticize the situation in Sweden:

“Sweden is the Nordic North Korea. We would understand if the regular Swede were to seek asylum on our side of the sound.”

The leader of the Danish People’s Party, Pia Kjærsgaard, has called Sweden for the “sickest country ever” and describes it as “DDR-lite.” She has also written:

“Personally I do not think the proper term is invented yet. Sweden is such an insane country that it is different from all other societies throughout history, and in fact maybe it is not the role of political scientists to establish a term, rather the role of psychiatric professionals specializing in schizophrenia and repression of feelings.”

Morten Messerschmidt, a Danish People’s Party MEP, recently said:

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’Allo, ’allo, ’allo, an’ what do we ’ave ’ere then?

Seneca III returns with an investigation of what went on during the operation to rescue passengers who were trapped aboard the Norman Atlantic when it caught fire in the Aegean.

’Allo, ’allo, ’allo, an’ what do we ’ave ’ere then?

by Seneca III

As a long time aficionado of the MSM’s craven evasiveness when it comes to news of incidents that obviously have nothing to do with Islam — particularly those that at first glance actually do not appear to do so — it has become something of a hobby of mine to do a careful comparative analysis of any and all available reportage. This means a trawl through as much of the output of the Fourth Estate in the print, broadcast and electronic media as is possible. Every so often, by dint of long practice at reading the runes, I hit the mother lode.

Below is a selection of excerpts from the media (as attributed) concerning one particular aspect of the tragic fire aboard the Norman Atlantic ferry in the Aegean. The three things to watch out for are lacunae (obvious gaps or vague references in the narrative record), the juxtaposition of various comments and their attributions and overall a general air of media dissimulation.

From The Times, 30/12/14

Italy opened criminal investigations into the Norman Atlantic ferry fire as the death toll rose to ten and survivors described chaotic scenes when the blaze took hold, including fights to board rescue helicopters.

From The Daily Mail, 30/12/14

Other survivors spoke of passengers trampling over one another and fights breaking out among men forcing their way onto the helicopters before the women and children.

Turkish passenger Saadet Bayan said; “We experienced the Titanic. The only thing missing was that we didn’t sink.”

From The Telegraph, 31/12/14

“Our feet were burning and from the feet up we were soaked,” he [Christos Perlis] said. Everyone there was trampling on each other to get on to the helicopter. “First children, then women and then men. But the men, they started hitting us so they could get on first. “They didn’t take into consideration the women or the children, nothing.”

Another rescued Turkish passenger, Aylin Akamac, said the rescue operation was disorganised and that there were only three lifeboats on board. “We were soaked from the water they doused to extinguish the fire. Our feet froze. People were forced to move closer to the fire to keep warm,” she said. “We waited outside for hours.”

From BT, 31/12/14…

Den græske sopran, Dimitra Theodossiou, var ombord på færgen. Hun har fortalt til italienske medier, at hun så mænd slå på kvinder, for selv at komme først hen til redningshelikopteren.

»Det var helvede. Jeg så nogle skræmmende scener. Der var mænd, irakere, tyrkere, pakistanere på skibet, som blev sat ned for at tillade redderne at prioritere børn, ældre og kvinder. Men de klatrede, og slog og trak i folk for selv at komme frem til redningshelikopteren og i sikkerhed. Jeg blev også slået. Jeg var så rasende. Det var virkelig grimt. Jeg vil aldrig glemme det.«, fortalte Dimitra Theodossiou…

and here as translated for by Nicolai Sennels

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Blind Sweden

Our longtime Swedish reader and commenter Da Capo sent the following message via the comments, and I am reproducing it here at his request. A longer post on Roland Huntford will have to wait, but in the meantime, here is Da Capo’s outline:

Allow me to suggest — on the occasion of 2015 standing on the threshold — that you write a small back story to Roland Huntford (born 1927) and his book “The New Totalitarians” with its absolutely true description of the Swedes and their rulers 45 years ago. The book is unchanged in its relevance today — although the Swedish reality is sevenfold worse. 58 hits

At the same time, notify your readers that the book is downloadable as PDF file from this link.

The Swedish translation “Det blinda Sverige” (= Blind Sweden) seems to have vanished from the face of the earth. Have all residual copies, also at all antiquarian bookshops been bought up by the “power elite”?

The “sleeping people” (so called by Reinfeldt) must go on sleeping, and lose their country while asleep. And — fait accompli — wake up in 2022 or 2026 being ruled by sharia.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/30/2014

The badly damaged car ferry Norman Atlantic, which caught fire off the island of Corfu, is being towed to Albania. At least ten people died in the fire, and thirty-eight are said to be missing. Two Albanian seamen were killed when a cable towing the ferry snapped.

Meanwhile, the wreckage of the missing AirAsia jet has been found in the Java Sea, and the bodies of passengers are now being recovered.

In other news, a Chinese businessman was sentenced to thirteen years in prison for eating three tigers.

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Iran, Patron of Hamas

Mahmoud al-Zahar is a co-founder of Hamas and the Foreign Minister of the Palestinian National Authority. He is said to be Khaled Mashal’s rival for the leadership of Hamas, now that the latter is running his Gaza fiefdom from exile in Doha.

The following BBC interview with Mahmoud al-Zahar was originally conducted in English, and then dubbed into Farsi. As far as I know, the English version was never made available by the Beeb.

Vlad includes this introductory note:

This is a significant interview, and while it was supposed to be available in English by request, no request was answered by those who asked. Please download and spread this video by any and all means in case it is removed. It must be seen and understood. While it isn’t a ‘sexy’ video of psychos screaming, it is an extremely powerful person calmly discussing geopolitically significant matters such as nuclear weapons, genocide, strategic alliances and enmity as well as ambitions as well as the implementation of sharia in Gaza. Add to this recent demonstrations of Hamas’ alliance with Turkey and we see what could be a game-changer in the region.

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


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Raped While Lying on Broken Glass — Welcome to the New Sweden

The Danish psychologist Nicolai Sennels published a translation today of a particularly horrific culturally enriched assault that occurred in Gothenburg, Sweden. The incident took place earlier this year, but the news was sparse until the perpetrator was convicted in Gothenburg District Court.

Last September a young woman was cornered by a Somali immigrant and subjected to a series of brutal rapes. Mr. Sennels includes this introductory note to his translated excerpts of the article:

The risk of being raped in Sweden during one’s lifetime is one out of four (including estimated shadow-figures and if every raped woman is only raped once), which is probably equal to the risk of being raped in countries in war, such as Iraq or Syria. When it comes to rapes, Islamized Sweden is already in a state of war.

Sweden does not publish statistics on immigrant crime. If we want to have a hint about who is committing these tens of thousands of rapes and other types of sexual assaults yearly, we can turn to another Scandinavian country, Sweden’s neighbor Norway, the country most similar to Sweden. Here 100 percent of all attack-rapes (rapes where the attacker and the victim did not know each other beforehand) in the last five years in Oslo were committed by immigrants from “non-Western” countries. In Stavanger, a major Norwegian city, 90 percent of rapes are committed by “immigrants.”

The following text was adapted from the translation at of excerpts from the article in Fria Tider. Many thanks to Haensel Klein for filling in the gaps.

WARNING: The descriptions of what the victim was subjected to are graphic. Readers who find accounts of brutal violence disturbing may want to skip the worst parts, which I have placed below the jump:

Sweden: Somali sentenced to six years in prison for brutal rape

The 28-year old Somali Ibrahim Ahmed Dahir is sentenced to six years in prison for a particularly brutal assault-rape on a woman in central Göteborg.

The very violent rape took place September 12, 2014. It all began when the Somali man stole the woman’s cycle. When she followed him to take back the bike, he trapped her in a courtyard.

“Now you will die you f***ing c***!” the Somali cried as he attacked her.

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Sweden’s Suicide Pact

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Sweden’s Suicide Pact
by Fjordman

Imagine a country where the Prime Minister announces that new elections are needed, just a few months after the previous general elections were held. Then suddenly, the PM changes his mind a couple of weeks later and states that no new elections are needed, after all. Surely, this must be a banana republic? Well, the country in question is Sweden. The Prime Minister’s name is Stefan Löfven, a Social Democrat. Some outside observers may wonder whether Sweden during December 2014 took a major leap towards banana republic status. Or perhaps we should say banana monarchy, since Swedes still have a king.

At the same time, a 15-year-old boy was arrested after an explosion rocked Malmö, Sweden’s third-largest city, on Christmas Eve. The blast was the fourth in the area within a short period. “If you’re 15 years old then you don’t have the know how to make explosives. So we assume he wasn’t alone,” police spokesperson Ewa-Gun Westford told the news agency TT. Residents of the immigrant-dominated area of Rosengård in Malmö, the most Islamic city in Scandinavia, say that living there is a “disaster.” Burning cars, bombs and attacks with hand grenades have become commonplace. People are scared to go outside after dark. Many want to move.

After several bomb attacks in Malmö, the road by the local police station in Davidshall has been sealed off. “It isn’t about a specific threat, rather a general precaution to increase safety,” police spokesperson Stephan Söderholm told local radio. As far away as India, newspaper readers can read about car bombs in Sweden.

On December 27 2014, Sweden’s government announced that it has scrapped plans to hold a snap election in early 2015. Crisis talks were held between Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the center-right Alliance parties to ensure that a minority government can govern. The so-called “December agreement” is valid until 2022. The Sweden Democrats, who won nearly 13 percent of the vote in the September 2014 elections, triggered a political crisis by voting against the Social Democrat/Green coalition’s budget as a protest against the government’s immigration policies. The new deal implies that no other party will cooperate with the Sweden Democrats. Everybody else treats them and their voters like pariahs, including the mass media.

Mattias Karlsson, the acting party leader of the SD, blasted PM Löfven and the Alliance parties and commented that the Sweden Democrats are now the main opposition party in the country. He called for a vote of no confidence in the current Prime Minister. “He doesn’t deserve to govern Sweden,” Karlsson stated.

In theory, there are eight different parties represented in the Swedish Parliament (Riksdagen). In reality, there are only two parties: The United Front for National Suicide vs. the Sweden Democrats. The other parties may have their differences here and there. However, when it comes to continued mass immigration and dismantling the Swedish nation state, they act like a hydra with seven heads.

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PEGIDA: “Xenophobic, Racist, and Misanthropic”

The anti-Islamization group PEGIDA (Patriotische Europäer Gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) has obviously given the German media/political establishment a severe case of indigestion. It’s difficult to demonize a movement that brings tens of thousands of ordinary German citizens to the streets every Monday night in peaceful marches and rallies. To declare them all “neo-Nazis” and “racists” would be an insult to a substantial portion of the population.

The following news clip from ZDF illustrates the way the mainstream media are handling PEGIDA. They’ve settled on a judicious mixture of condescension (towards the well-meaning but misguided hoi-polloi who support PEGIDA) and hostility (towards the “xenophobic” ideologues and organizers of the movement). That way they can peddle the party line on “racists” and “right-wing extremists” without condemning all of the good burghers who take to the streets every week.

Many thanks to Oz-Rita for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


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Cameron Must Go!

The following essay by Nick McAvelly is a follow-up to a November piece on David Cameron. It was originally published in a slightly different form at Patriot’s Corner.

Cameron Must Go!
by Nick McAvelly

David Cameron is a politician, so naturally, no one believes a word he says. That is the default position for the majority of British citizens, and what’s more, that distrust is justified. Cameron does not deserve to represent anyone in any capacity whatsoever, let alone be the prime minister of Great Britain. One of Cameron’s most obvious failures is his inability to understand the threat of Islam to the United Kingdom. Cameron is not alone in this, but there is an election coming up in May, so the least we can do is make Cameron pay. Here is what he’s said on the subject:

“I’m not a scholar of any religion but […] these people in Iraq and Syria doing these appalling things, they have nothing to do with the great religion of Islam, a religion of peace, a religion that inspires daily acts of kindness and generosity.” — David Cameron, 8th October 2014.

“They are killing and slaughtering thousands of people, Muslims, Christians, minorities across Iraq and Syria. They boast of their brutality. They claim to do this in the name of Islam. That is nonsense. Islam is a religion of peace. They are not Muslims.” — David Cameron, 14th September 2014.

Cameron wants the British public to believe that Islam is a religion of peace and that the Muslims of the Islamic State are not Muslims. Cameron has said that he is not a religious scholar, and that he claims no authority whatsoever when it comes to discussing religious matters. Very well then. If Cameron wants the British public to accept what he says about Islam and the Islamic State, then his only option is to present the voters with an evidential argument.

On 8th October 2014, Cameron tried to do just that. He said that he had met a fellow Tory at the party conference who happened to be a Muslim, and he liked the cut of her jib. This apparently led him to believe that Islam is a religion of peace. If anyone looks at this logically, it is easy to see that Cameron’s argument is a catastrophic failure. Let us grant that it is true that some Muslims’ behaviour is peaceful. It simply does not follow that all Islamic doctrines are peaceful. We can see here that Cameron has used three terms, but only two premises. If we express this logically, we have:

    Premise 1.   Some Muslims’ behaviour is peaceful.
    Conclusion.   All Islamic doctrines are peaceful.

Taking Cameron’s conclusion to be the universal affirmative proposition ‘All S are P’ we can see that the minor term of the syllogism he tried and failed to construct is ‘Islamic doctrines’ and the major term is ‘that which is peaceful’. The middle term is therefore ‘Muslims’ behaviour’.

For Cameron’s enthymemetic argument to make sense, he needs a second premise, and it must connect his middle term and his minor term in a particular way. It is a syllogistic rule that the middle term must be distributed (which means something is said about all the members of that class) in at least one of the premises. Since the middle term in Cameron’s argument is not distributed in the first premise (it is an I proposition), we can avoid a fallacy on Cameron’s behalf by making the second premise of the argument an A proposition. Cameron’s argument can therefore be laid out as follows:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/29/2014

Hamas authorities turned back a bus carrying 37 orphaned children on a goodwill visit to Israel. Saying that the visit would have “normalized” the children’s view of the Zionist entity, Hamas vowed that they would never allow such a tour would to be attempted again.

In other news, Indonesian officials say that they believe the missing AirAsia jet now lies at the bottom of the sea.

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A Hate Crime? Or Self-Porking?

An unknown person or person put pig parts on the door handle of a mosque in Austria, and a predictable rush to cry “hate crime” about the incident ensued. However, given that the recent “attacks” on mosques in Fresno, California (vandalism by paint and bleach) and Eskilstuna, Sweden (a kitchen fire) turned out to have been caused by Muslims themselves, one has to question whether the same may be true of the Austrian pig-distributor.

In his post about the incident, Vlad makes an important point:

Given that the two recent ‘attacks’ on mosques were both initially reported as hate crimes but then turned out to have been done by members of their own congregations, one in Sweden and the other in California, it does beg the question as to whether or not this was a self-porking job.

In case anyone is interested, the scientific term for self-porking is autochoirosis. Onomatopoeically speaking, of course, it’s sui generis.

Many thanks to Oz-Rita for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for subtitling this news report:


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The Future Cyberwar

The following article about the implications of the cyber attack on Sony — regardless of who the real perpetrators turn out to be — was published recently by the Center for Security Policy.

Warnings of Post-Sony Cyber Attacks on U.S. Grid Underscored by Penetration of South Korean Nuclear Plants’ Computers

(Washington, DC): In the aftermath of the devastating attacks on Sony Pictures computers, there is a heightened recognition that other information technology systems may be at risk of what President Obama last week depicted as “cyber vandalism.” Others call it an act of war in the new domain known as the cyberbattlespace.

Increasingly, national leaders are recognizing that one of the prime targets for such attacks in the future may be the control systems of the U.S. electric bulk power distribution system, better known as the electrical grid. The salience of those concerns has only been intensified by today’s news that computers have been hacked at the company that runs South Korea’s nuclear power plants.

A report from Reuters quotes a South Korean specialist in nuclear designs, South Korea University’s Su Kune-yull, as saying: “This demonstrated that, if anyone is intent with malice to infiltrate the system, it would be impossible to say with confidence that such an effort would be blocked completely. And a compromise of nuclear reactors’ safety pretty clearly means there is a gaping hole in national security.”

The Secure the Grid Coalition — a group of American national security practitioners, scientists and engineers co-chaired by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Clinton Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey — has long believed that the vulnerabilities of the U.S. grid pose an existential threat to the United States. That is a finding confirmed by no fewer than eleven different studies performed or commissioned by the federal government over the past decade.

Unfortunately, cyber attacks are not the only manner in which large regions of the country could be subjected to disruption or destruction of the electric grid. These include: physical sabotage of the kind seen notably at the PG&E Metcalf Substation outside of San Jose, California on April 16, 2013; the danger of strategic electromagnetic pulse (EMP) strikes involving the detonation of one or more nuclear weapons high above the United States; the use of radio frequency weapons (RFW) to do locally what an EMP would do over large areas, weapons that can be built using readily available hardware or adapted from commercial technology; and naturally occurring intense geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) that produce potentially devastating electromagnetic solar storms.

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Australian Terror Suspects Arrested

Back in August we featured a culturally enriching young “Australian” fellow named Sulayman Khalid, who appeared on the “Insight” television program in support of the Islamic State, and wearing an ISIS flag.

Just before Christmas Mr. Khalid got himself into a spot of trouble with the law in Sydney for planning terrorist attacks on government targets and so on. I’m sure it’s all just a misunderstanding, and I don’t think there’s any doubt that the incident had nothing to do with Islam.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this TV news report:

Below are excerpts from the Sydney Morning Herald about the arrests:

Two Men Arrested in Sydney in Counter-Terrorism Operation

A man has been charged after he allegedly was found with documents designed to facilitate a terrorist attack against potential government targets in Sydney, police say.

Sulayman Khalid, 20, from Regents Park in Sydney’s west, faced Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday after he was charged by counter-terrorism police overnight.

A second man was also charged by counter-terrorism police overnight with breaching a control order.

Mr Khalid appeared via video link, running his hands through his hair and leaning back in his chair.
Five members of his family sat in the public gallery as lawyer Adam Houda told the court his client would not be applying for bail.

He will remain behind bars for Christmas and will next appear before Central Local Court on February 18.

Outside of court Mr Houda said his client had been accused of serious offences.

“My client has been charged with a very serious offence but I remind you that authorities have got it wrong in the past many times and all that we ask is that the court process be respected and for this matter to be determined on the evidence and not by politicians and the media.”

Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan said officers seized a significant amount of material during a raid on a property on Thursday last week.

And from NineMSN:

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