Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/12/2016

A Somali immigrant named Mohamed Barry entered a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio and began slashing at patrons with a machete, wounding four of them, one of them critically. He reportedly thought the restaurant was Jewish-owned, when it was in fact owned by an Israeli Arab Christian. After being vigorously resisted by customers and staff, the assailant fled. When he was stopped by police shortly afterwards, he lunged at the officers with a knife and a machete, and was shot to death. The incident had a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

In other news, three Pakistani “refugees” were arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year-old male compatriot at an asylum shelter where they all resided in Vicenza, Italy.

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Financial Crisis
» Italy: Govt Sets up Single Group for Coop Banks
» Italy: Mediobanca Profit Up 23% in Second Half of 2015
» Italy: UBI Banca Rules Out Merger With MPS
» Italy: Renzi Demands ‘Movement’ Not Flexibility From EU
» Italy: Milan Bourse Soars Despite GDP Data
» Justin Trudeau’s $90 Billion Deficits
» Feds Push New Plan for Home Visits to Check on Parents
» ‘No Friend of Mine’: Bernie Sanders Slams ‘Destructive’ Henry Kissinger
» Ohio Restaurant Attacker Possible ‘Lone Wolf, ‘ Law Enforcement Source Says
» Oklahoma Judge Sets Not Guilty Plea for Man Accused of Beheading Coworker
» Police: No More Danger After 2 Teens Shot at Arizona School
» Police: 2 Girls Dead in Glendale, Arizona, High School Shooting
» Teen ‘Satanist’ Charged With Best Friend’s Murder
» The Latest: Information About Attacker’s Car Alerted FBI
» University of Texas Police Give Preacher Citation for Offending Students
Europe and the EU
» Danish Man Convicted, Fined for Facebook Post Comparing Islam With Nazism
» EC Says Juncker Didn’t Speak to La Repubblica
» How a German Historian Predicted the Decline of Western Civilization 100 Years Ago
» Transatlantic Tax Row Deepens as US Accuses EU of Targeting American Firms
» UK: Branded a Rapist for Daring to be an NHS Whistleblower
» UK: Breaking News: Paedophile Rolf Harris Charged With More Sex Attacks on Seven Victims as Young as 12
» UK: National Pupil Database Engorged to 20 Million Individual Kids’ Records
» Under-Fire Hollande Reshuffles Cabinet to Save Political Skin
North Africa
» Morocco: End of Hostilities With Sweden, Ikea Opens
Israel and the Palestinians
» Caroline Glick: The IAF’s Achilles’ Heel
Middle East
» Egypt Against Possible Partition of Syria — Ambassador to Russia
» ISIS Imposes ‘Infidel Tax’ on Non-Muslims in Crackdown Against Christians
» Red Cross Rejects Saudi Call to Leave Yemen Conflict Zones
» The Muslim Man’s Sexual “Rights” Over Non-Muslim Women
» US-Backed Syrian Rebels Claim ‘It’s Over’ After Aleppo Losses
Australia — Pacific
» “Sexist Hypocrisy”: Senator Fires Back After Being Accused of “Mansplaining”
» Richard Dawkins Stroke Forces Delay of Australia and New Zealand Tour
» Boldrini: ‘Greece Respects Obligations, EU Doesn’t’
» Dutch Village Gets What it Voted For
» Germany: Cologne: 11,000 “North African” Crimes Per Year
» German Bouncer: Girls No Longer Go Out Drinking Alone
» Italy: Three Pakistani Men Arrested for Rape
» Nonwhite Invasion Crashes Swedish IQ
» Soldiers in Austria Volunteer to Stay in Service So They Can Block Middle East Migrants
» Suspected Smugglers Accuse Father at Aylan Migrant Trial
» Trump Says Pope ‘Very Politicised’
» UN Steps in to Warn Central European States Over Refugee Row
Culture Wars
» Italy: Renzi Says Civil Unions Secret Vote-Call Not Up to Church

Italy: Govt Sets up Single Group for Coop Banks

Lenders will be able to opt out if have 200 mn in reserves

(ANSA) — Rome, February 11 — Premier Matteo Renzi’s cabinet approved a decree featuring measures aiming to reinforce Italy’s troubled banking sector overnight. The decree includes the setting of a single group with at least one billion euros in capital bringing together Italy’s many small credit cooperative banks (BCC). Renzi said the coop banks will not be forced to sign up, but those that opt out must be have at least 200 million euros in reserves. “It’s reasonable there will be one group, which will form a safeguard and cohesion umbrella for all the credit cooperative banks that decide to stay inside,” Renzi told reporters. “The credit cooperative banks model will remain but it must be inside a system that is stronger and more solid”.

Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said about 100 of the BCCs have reserves of at least 200 million euros. “That does not mean that they have to opt out, but they can,” Padoan said.

The Federcasse federation of cooperative banks (BCCs) on Thursday said the government’s reform of the BCCs was “valid” but voiced concern “on the possibility of allowing BCCs above a certain capitalisation threshold to cede banking activity to a limited company with a 20% enfranchisement of the indivisible reserves”. Federcasse President Alessandro Azzi voiced the hope that parliament will “improve” the reforms to make sure the original goal of “consolidating and bolstering Italian banking firms” is achieved. The BCC reform was approved by cabinet Wednesday night.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Italy: Mediobanca Profit Up 23% in Second Half of 2015

Net interest income up 10% to 604 million

(ANSA) — Milan, February 11 — Mediobanca’s net profit in the second half of 2015 rose by 23% to 321 million euros over the same period in 2014, the bank said Thursday.

The 93 million euros gains on disposals of equity stakes worth €295m were absorbed almost entirely by non-recurring charges, chiefly attributable to contributions to the Bank Resolution Fund (63 million euros), Mediobanca said in a statement. Net interest income was up 10% to 604 million euros, the statement added. Fee income also rebounded in the fourth quarter, driven by investment banking activity, the bank said

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Italy: UBI Banca Rules Out Merger With MPS

‘No chance’ says Massiah

(ANSA) — Rome, February 11 — UBI Banca on Thursday ruled out merging with troubled Tuscan lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena. CEO Victor Massiah said there was “no chance” of this or other mergers at the moment.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Italy: Renzi Demands ‘Movement’ Not Flexibility From EU

Premier says union must reflect on economic policy

(ANSA) — Rome, February 12 — Premier Matteo Renzi said Friday that Italy’s main request for the European Union was not flexibility in the application of budget rules but that the bloc moves to change direction after years of austerity. “Italy is not asking for flexibility from Europe,” Renzi told a news conference after meeting European Parliament President Martin Schulz. “It is showing its willingness to help in the knowledge that perhaps we must reflect together on the economic policy of recent years. Europe must move together, but it must move.

“Flexibility in Europe already exists,” he added. Renzi has repeatedly called on the EU to focus more on fostering growth and jobs and less on the application of its rules, including budget ones. There has been tension between Rome and Brussels in recent weeks over several months, including budget flexibility.

A European Commission spokesperson said Friday that EC President Jean-Claude Juncker had not spoken to La Repubblica after the Rome-based daily quoted Juncker as saying he was not willing to grant any extra budget flexibility to Italy.

“We are not aware of any statements given to Repubblica by Juncker,” the spokesperson said. “Juncker speaks directly to Renzi”. The spokesperson reiterated that the Commission will say in spring whether it has granted Italy’s request for budget flexibility for spending on the refugee crisis.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Italy: Milan Bourse Soars Despite GDP Data

Bank stocks lead rally after Thursday’s massive losses

(see related) (ANSA) — Milan, February 12 — The Milan stock exchange regained some of the massive losses sustained on Thursday in early trading on Friday, with the FTSE MIB index climbing 3.06% despite disappointing GDP data for the final quarter of 2015.

The rises were led by bank stocks, which have been pounded particularly hard in this week’s market turbulence. Unicredit rose 7.9%, while Banco Popolare (5%) and Intesa Sanpaolo (4.8%) also gaining ground.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Justin Trudeau’s $90 Billion Deficits

News Story of the Day: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was elected only a few months ago, but his first mandate has already been a failure. One of the latest signs of his failed run at representing Canada comes from a new National Bank study.

The study suggests that Trudeau and his Liberals could run upwards of $90 billion deficits within his first mandate. Due to a weakened national economy and the numerous stimulus promises Trudeau has made, the country’s books could deepen in the red. Although Trudeau has pledged to run multi-billion-dollar deficits in his first four years in office, he didn’t promise the deficits would be this big.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Feds Push New Plan for Home Visits to Check on Parents

Government-appointed monitors to assess upbringing of children

The federal government is seeking to create a new bureaucracy that would intervene in family life and could even see state-appointed monitors conduct routine home visits to assess a child’s well-being.

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published a draft document which outlines a plan that will treat families as “equal partners” in the raising of children, opening the door for government intrusion at all levels.

The paper describes how government employees will intervene to provide, “monitoring goals for the children at home and the classroom,” and that if parents are failing to meet the standards set, “evidence-based parenting interventions” will be made to, “ensure that children’s social-emotional and behavioral needs are met.”

The document reveals how the state will help oversee, “constant monitoring and communication regarding children’s social-emotional and behavioral health.”

The program bears the hallmarks of a controversial scheme in Scotland, set to take effect later this year, under which a “shadow parent” appointed by the government would monitor the upbringing of every child until the age of 18.

[Comment: Remember when Hillary said “Your children belong to the village”? Such programs are desgined to ensure children are brainwashed according to State diktats — and grow up to be good little socialist drones. Also to procure more children for the state run childrens agencies using flimsy pretexts. Abolish the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services. Notice how the same totalitarian laws are being introduced in countries almost at the same time?]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

‘No Friend of Mine’: Bernie Sanders Slams ‘Destructive’ Henry Kissinger

Thursday evening’s Democratic debate took on a different tone than Americans have heard in previous debates, as candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, who are now nearly tied nationally, set to differentiate themselves from one another to showcase why they would be best for the nomination.

This was especially true when Sanders dropped some hard truth on Clinton over her relationship with President Richard Nixon’s infamous secretary of state, Henry Kissinger.

“I find it rather amazing,” Sanders said, “because I happen to believe that Kissinger was one of the most destructive secretaries of state in the modern history of this country. I am proud to say that Henry Kissinger is not my friend. I will not take advice from Henry Kissinger.”

“And, in fact,” Sanders continued, “Kissinger’s actions in Cambodia—when the United States bombed that country, overthrew Prince Sihanouk—created the instability that allowed Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge to come in and then butcher some 3 million innocent people—one of the worst genocides in the history of the world. So count me in as someone who will not be listening to Henry Kissinger.”

Clinton, clearly taken aback by Sanders’ comments, tried to hit back by stating that many people and reporters have been curious to know who Sanders does count among his foreign policy advisors, snarkily noting, “you have yet to answer that.”

Sanders shot her down again, however, declaring: “Well, it ain’t Henry Kissinger!”

Kissinger is often referred to as a war criminal for his roles in the covert bombing of Laos and Cambodia during the Vietnam War; orchestrating genocides in Cambodia, East Timor, and Bangladesh; overthrowing the democratically-elected government in Chile; encouraging Nixon to wiretap adversaries, then urging the president to go after Daniel Ellsberg for having released the Pentagon Papers; and promoting needless civil wars in southern Africa in the name of supporting white supremacy, which left millions dead — to name just a few examples.

Clinton and Sanders may still be neck and neck, but it is safe to say that she has been very badly “Berned.”

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]

Ohio Restaurant Attacker Possible ‘Lone Wolf, ‘ Law Enforcement Source Says

(CNN) — Authorities investigating Thursday’s machete attack at a Columbus, Ohio, restaurant have no current indication that ISIS or any other terror group directed it, a law enforcement official told CNN on Friday.

But they are investigating it as a potential “lone wolf” terror attack, the official said.

A man wielding a machete stormed the restaurant Thursday night and attacked several people before police killed him following a car chase, authorities said.

His motive remains unclear, but investigators are trying to determine if the Nazareth Restaurant & Deli was chosen under the mistaken belief the restaurant had a Jewish owner, sources told CNN.

The owner told The Columbus Dispatch newspaper that the attacker came in half an hour before the incident and asked about him. The owner is an Israeli Christian-Arab.

“I’m the minor, minor, minor minority of the minorities. So nobody likes me anyways, but thank God we are in America,” Nazareth owner Hany Baransi told the paper.

The FBI is assisting in the investigation.

Four people were injured during the attack and taken to Grant Medical Center, Police Chief Kim Jacobs said in a Friday afternoon press briefing…

           — Hat tip: RE [Return to headlines]

Oklahoma Judge Sets Not Guilty Plea for Man Accused of Beheading Coworker

An Oklahoma man accused of beheading a coworker in 2014 and attacking another had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf, at an arraignment on Thursday to charges that include first-degree murder.

Alton Nolen, 31, is accused of stabbing and beheading 54-year-old Colleen Hufford in September 2014… The FBI has been examining Nolen’s background for any potential religious ties to the attack after former colleagues said Nolen had tried to convert them to Islam.

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

Police: No More Danger After 2 Teens Shot at Arizona School

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two teens were shot Friday at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale but the danger at the campus was over, police said, as worried parents crowded stores nearby to await word on their children.

Glendale Officer Tracey Breeden did not disclose the conditions of the teens shot at Independence High School and said she did not know whether they are students.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

Police: 2 Girls Dead in Glendale, Arizona, High School Shooting

Two 15-year-old female students are dead, and there are no outstanding suspects, after a double shooting Friday morning at the Independence High School campus in Glendale, police said.

Glendale Police officer Tracey Breeden said each of the two sophomores sustained a single gunshot wound, were found next to each other and were declared dead at the scene. They were found in an isolated area of campus near the administration building.

“This is not an active-shooter situation, and we realized that once we got on scene,” she said.

Police did not provide the names of the victims.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]

Teen ‘Satanist’ Charged With Best Friend’s Murder

A Houston teen has allegedly confessed to murdering his best friend in what relatives are calling a diabolical devil-worshipping ritual.

A Houston teen has been charged with killing his 16-year-old friend in what some are calling a Satanic ritual, weeks after the suspect’s own parents told local reporters that their son was a ‘devil worshipper’.

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

The Latest: Information About Attacker’s Car Alerted FBI

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Latest on an Ohio restaurant attack by a machete-wielding man later killed by police (all times local):

3:50 p.m.

Police say information connected to the registration of a car driven by a suspect in a restaurant machete attack led them to contact the FBI.

Columbus police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner says the information triggered an alert that required contacting the local terrorism task force, which then contacted the FBI. He wouldn’t describe the information.

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said Friday that authorities don’t have a motive yet and the man wasn’t known to police.

FBI spokesman Todd Lindgren would say only that the agency is assisting Columbus police in its investigation.


3 p.m.

The owner of an Ohio restaurant where a man attacked patrons with a machete before being killed by police says he believes his establishment was targeted because he is Israeli, but the FBI isn’t so sure.

Hany Baransi tells The Columbus Dispatch that he thinks the machete-wielding man purposely chose the Nazareth Restaurant and Deli on Thursday instead of one of the other nearby businesses in the strip mall.

FBI Special Agent Rick Smith says it’s too early in the investigation to jump to any conclusions.

Authorities identified the attacker as 30-year-old Mohamed Barry. He was fatally shot by an officer after fleeing the scene. Officers unsuccessfully used a stun gun first, and Barry was shot after lunging at the officers.

Four people at the restaurant were injured, one critically.

2:20 p.m.

Authorities have identified the man they say attacked people with a machete during dinnertime at a central Ohio restaurant and was shot by a policeman after fleeing the scene.

Columbus police on Friday identified the man as 30-year-old Mohamed Barry. They didn’t give a hometown for him.

A police spokesman says an attempt to stop the suspect using a stun gun was unsuccessful, and an officer shot him when he lunged. Police say the officer involved in the shooting is a 25-year veteran.

Three men and one woman were hurt in the Thursday evening machete attack in northeast Columbus. Police say a 54-year-old man remained in critical but stable condition Friday at a hospital. Another man and woman were in stable condition. The fourth victim had been treated and released…

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]

University of Texas Police Give Preacher Citation for Offending Students

It’s illegal to offend people

The University of Texas at Austin police department issued a disorderly conduct citation to an outdoor preacher on Tuesday after students complained that his message had offended them.

The preacher, who was standing just off campus, recorded his interaction with several university police officers, who explained that it was illegal for him to offend the students.

The preacher was an intern with Campus Ministry USA, an evangelical ministry organization that travels around college campuses loudly preaching their message. The ministry is headed by one Brother Jed Smock, who told The Daily Caller that his intern Joshua “was speaking out against STDs, warning against anal sex.”

The university told TheDC that the officer was responding to students who claimed to be “verbally harassed” by the intern-preacher. The video shows the officer explaining that the intern’s use of “anal” and “penis” offended students, before issuing a citation for disorderly conduct. “After a lawyer representing Joshua called the chief of police, the chief called Joshua and apologized. The citation was withdrawn.” Brother Jed told TheDC.

[Comment: These idiot “police” should be fired. They should have been giving the idiots who complained a lesson in the first amendment instead. ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Danish Man Convicted, Fined for Facebook Post Comparing Islam With Nazism

Message deemed “racist” despite the fact that Islam is not a race

A Danish man was convicted and fined for comparing the religion of Islam to Nazism in the latest example of how Europe is clamping down on free speech as millions of Muslim migrants flood into the continent.

Flemming Nielsen wrote a Facebook post in which he stated, “The ideology of Islam is just as loathsome, disgusting, suppressive and dehumanizing as Nazism. The mass immigration we are now seeing is the most destructive (thing) that has happened for the Danish society in recent history.”

Prosecutors successfully argued that Nielsen’s rhetoric was “racist” (despite the fact that Islam is not a race), and he was subsequently hit with a 1600 kroner fine…

As we have previously highlighted, Facebook has teamed up with the German government and an ex-member of the Stasi to track down and punish Germans who make anti-migrant posts on social media.

A Dutch man also received a home visit from the police after he criticized his country’s open borders refugee policy as a “bad plan” on Twitter.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

EC Says Juncker Didn’t Speak to La Repubblica

Rome daily quoted EC chief as saying no to flexibility

(see related) (ANSA) — Brussels, February 12 — A European Commission spokesperson said Friday that EC President Jean-Claude Juncker had not spoken to La Repubblica after the Rome-based daily quoted Juncker as saying he was not willing to grant any extra budget flexibility to Italy.

“We are not aware of any statements given to Repubblica by Juncker,” the spokesperson said. “Juncker speaks directly to Renzi”. The spokesperson reiterated that the Commission will say in spring whether it has granted Italy’s request for budget flexibility for spending on the refugee crisis.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

How a German Historian Predicted the Decline of Western Civilization 100 Years Ago

Whether you agree with his ideas or not, they’re intellectually fascinating, and worth a look.

There is a lot of discussion these days about America and the other nations comprising Western Civilization being in decline, and there is certainly a lot of evidence to support this claim. Whether it be dying populations among the Caucasian races that created the civilization, unchecked immigration rapidly replacing native populations in Europe and the United States, evidence that America is currently and has been behaving as an imperialistic empire but is now slowly losing its power around the world, a culture that seems to completely disregard the importance of family, the building block of civilization, or a loss of religiousness and sense of purpose, signs that something is wrong are everywhere.

You may be surprised to learn that many of the things that have been happening to Western Civilization were written down in a predictive model of history written by German historian and philosopher Oswald Spengler nearly 100 years ago…

Spengler equated the four cycles in human civilizations to the seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. In compiling his work, he studied the 8 High Cultures thought to have existed: Babylonian, Egyptian, Indian, Chinese, Mayan/Aztec, Greek/Roman or Classical, Arab and, finally, Faustian, or what we call Western civilization. He believed each of the eight civilizations went through phases, just like the seasons. While some of those cultures are still with us, they have not been dominant cultural forces since their Winter.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Transatlantic Tax Row Deepens as US Accuses EU of Targeting American Firms

A row has broken out between the EU and the US, with Washington accusing Brussels of “disproportionately” targeting American companies as part of efforts to crack down on tax evasion, in what is the highest-profile attack between the two over the matter.

US Treasury secretary Jack Lew said the EU’s far-reaching tax probe was creating “disturbing international tax policy precedents” and urged Brussels to ease up in its current investigations against US multinationals like Apple, Amazon, Starbucks and McDonald’s.

In a letter addressed to European Commission (EC) chief Jean-Claude Juncker, Lew warned that current investigations into tax evasion could damage the “mutual cooperation and respect that many countries have worked so hard to develop and preserve.”

Lew said the EU had “serious concerns about fundamental fairness” of the EU’s tax policy, adding that the uncertainty created by tax probes “could damage the business climate in Europe and deter foreign direct investment.”

The criticism from such a high-ranking official is the most significant in recent times and comes amid an increase in criticism against Brussels’ pursuit of companies over suspected tax avoidance.

US companies have become increasingly frustrated at the tax crackdown, arguing that they are subjected to unnaturally high tax rates if they attempt to transfer money to the US, with many analysts suggesting this has led to many American organizations holding assets in low-tax European countries.

EU Steps Up Tax Probes

In response, the EC rejected any suggestion it was unfairly targeting American firms.

“EU law applies indiscriminately to all companies operating in Europe — there is absolutely no bias against US companies,” a spokesperson said, adding that investigations had “mostly” involved European companies.

EU officials have stepped up their crackdown on tax avoidance following the LuxLeaks scandal of 2014, which revealed that a number of US multinationals, including Apple and Amazon, were among 340 firms to have negotiated highly favorable tax deals with authorities in Luxembourg.

The issue was hugely embarrassing for the European Commission, as current president Jean-Claude Juncker was the prime minister of Luxembourg during the time that many laws were introduced allowing such tax deals to be negotiated.

Investigations have since been ongoing to decide whether such tax deals constituted illegal state aid, amid reports in the Financial Times that Apple may be forced to pay back US$19 billion in taxes if it is found guilty of benefiting from such practices.

However, not all have been pleased with the scope EU’s tax crackdown, with many critics scalding Brussels’ recently announced proposals aimed at combating tax evasion.

A series of NGOs said the plans did not go far enough to stop companies from shifting assets to low tax zones, while the proposals seemed to hit a snag on Friday with officials admitting they reforms should not go beyond international guidelines.

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]

UK: Branded a Rapist for Daring to be an NHS Whistleblower

How brave surgeon sacked for exposing needless deaths was smeared as sex attacker by bosses

A surgeon has revealed he was smeared by NHS bosses and left with his career in ruins after he spoke publicly about dangerous overcrowding at a hospital.

Doctor Raj Mattu, who has been left with a £1.4million legal bill following the dispute, has warned against whistleblowing as he revealed the shocking practices he reported at Walsgrave hospital in Coventry still haven’t been investigated.

In this interview, the 56-year-old describes the ‘terrible’ and ‘humiliating’ experience of being labelled a sexual pervert by bosses desperate to quash his claims as he reveals his life will never be the same.

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

UK: Breaking News: Paedophile Rolf Harris Charged With More Sex Attacks on Seven Victims as Young as 12

Entertainer Rolf Harris is to be charged with seven counts of indecent assault on victims aged between 12 and 27, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.

The 85-year-old was jailed for almost six years in 2014 after being found guilty of indecently assaulting 12 girls — one was seven-years-old.

The Australian artist, musician and broadcaster, who was one of Britain’s biggest stars for decades, claimed his victims were hungry for fame and his money but a jury refused to believe him.

Harris, who is due to be released next year, is now accused of attacking seven new alleged victims between 1971 and 2004.

[Note that Harris was married & had a daughter. So his sexual interest was not exclusively aimed at underage girls. Yet the paper still employs the term ‘paedophile’ to refer to him. Wait till the Austrian authorities hear about that! They’ll have a European arrest warrant issued for the editor of the Daily Mail, and have him up in court facing ‘hate speech’ charges!]

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

UK: National Pupil Database Engorged to 20 Million Individual Kids’ Records

Massive population-wide pupil data slurp also available to private sector

The Department for Eduction has enlarged its mega database containing sensitive personal pupil information to nearly 20 million individual records, according to a Freedom of Information response.

The National Pupil Database contains a range of sensitive information dating from the year 2000, including name, postcode, ethnicity, records on absence, reasons for exclusion, types of disability, and whether the pupil is a recipient of free school meals.

Back in 2014, the government waved through legislation that would allow researchers and private sector parties to extract anonymised records from the database.

[Comment: Building the cradle-to-grave Stasi dossiers.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Under-Fire Hollande Reshuffles Cabinet to Save Political Skin

French President Francois Hollande has conducted a wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle in order to position himself for the launch of his campaign for another term in next year’s election, despite a poor showing in opinion polls over his general leadership.

Hollande is struggling to maintain any sense of leadership as his approval rating slumped as low as 12 percent since he came to power in 2012 with 79 percent of the French saying they are dissatisfied with his performance as president, in a recent poll.

He enjoyed a surge in popularity following the Charlie Hebdo and November 13 attacks, but this reflected more on his role as president of a country gripped by terror than his personal rating.

Hollande’s failure to tackle his domestic economic and unemployment issues have left the country in a darkened mood. Unemployment is nearing 4 million, there is considerable industrial unrest — not least within Air France which has been losing money hand-over-fist for years. A pilots’ strike has added to the airline’s woes and has announced 2,900 job losses.

Hollande’s central problem has been his lack of authority in dealing with the country’s fiscal policies. He promised — in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election — to balance the books. In this he has failed by not implementing reforms.

Green Glue?

His counterterrorism measures — which included extending the state of emergency, allowing for considerable extra police and surveillance powers — proved too much for many, who saw this as an intrusion into French liberties. His justice minister Christiane Taubira resigned over the issue.

He has now brought in to his cabinet his former prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault as France’s new foreign minister, replacing Laurent Fabius, instead of his widely-touted ex-partner, environment minister Segolene Royal, the mother of Hollande’s four children. She, however, gets an extended environment portfolio.

Importantly for Hollande, Ayrault was succeeded as prime minister by Manuel Valls, who the Green Party blamed for pulling the government toward the political right. The Greens refused to take part in the government after the appointment of Valls.

It is significant that Hollande has now named the leader of the French Green Party, Emmanuelle Cosse, as housing minister, in what many see as an attempt to shore up support from the party for his 2017 presidential bid.

He has also appointed Green Party lawmakers, Barbara Pompili and Jean-Vincent Place, as secretaries of state. By bringing on the Greens and reshuffling his cabinet, Hollande is attempting to reach out to a wider constituency, in an effort to improve his image. And his chances of becoming president again next year.

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]

Morocco: End of Hostilities With Sweden, Ikea Opens

Stockholm steps back on Polisario recognition

RABAT — The authorization has arrived. Five months from the scheduled day of the inauguration, Ikea Maroc can open to clients. The exasperation of the 400 employees had reached a record high and tension was palpable.

Like a television series, the opening of the low-cost furniture giant in Africa had thrilled Morocco. Officially, the postponement was due to the lack of a certificate of conformity though, unofficially, it occurred over a diplomatic war with Sweden.

Now, Ikea is ready to welcome clients in Zenata, an industrial district outside Casablanca.

On February 22, an opening day for relatives and friends of employees has been scheduled, a sort of general test.

Originally, inauguration day had been scheduled on September 29 but municipal authorities in Casablanca stopped the opening.

Everything was annulled due to the certificate of conformity, one of the most simple documents in the complex Moroccan bureaucracy. But the furniture brand is suspected of having been boycotted for political, and mostly diplomatic reasons. Just a few days before, a bill for the recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic was presented to Parliament in Stockholm, which would give diplomatic representation to the Polisario Front.

The former Spanish colony controlled by Morocco but claimed by a Maghrebi separatist group has long been a thorn in Morocco’s side. So far, UN mediation attempts for a reconciliation between the separatist movement demanding a referendum on self-determination and the king of Morocco, who does not want to let go of western territories, have been fruitless.

The arrival of the certificate needed to open the store coincides with a step back taken by Stockholm, which set aside the draft reform at the center of the controversy.

Ikea, born from an idea by Ingvar Kamprad, who is the president of the company based today in the Netherlands, now officially arrives in Morocco with the mediation of SYH Morocco, a chapter of Kuwaiti partner Al Homaizi, which has had the Swedish brand in the Middle East for over 30 years.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Caroline Glick: The IAF’s Achilles’ Heel

This week Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told government ministers that he may wait for the next US president before signing a new military assistance deal with America. Israel’s current military assistance package is set to expire in 2018 and the new package is supposed to include supplemental aid to compensate Israel for President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. But to date, the administration has rejected Israel’s requests for additional systems it could use to defend against Iran attacks.

Last October, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon asked US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to provide Israel with a new squadron of F-15s that Israel would outfit with its own electronics systems. Carter reportedly rejected that request as well as one for bunker buster bombs.

Carter instead insisted that Israel use the supplemental aid to purchase more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, US-made missile defense systems, and the Osprey V-22 helicopter, which Ya’alon didn’t want.

The fact that the administration wants Israel to buy more F-35s instead of F-15s is alarming both for what it tells us about America’s commitment to maintaining Israel’s qualitative edge against Iran and for what it tells us about the F-35, which is set to become the IAF’s next generation combat fighter…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]

Egypt Against Possible Partition of Syria — Ambassador to Russia

Egyptian Ambassador to Russia Mohammed Badri said that Cairo backs the struggle against terrorism in Syria as well as supporting Syrian political institutions.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Cairo disagrees with the possible partition of Syria and will never agree to such a scenario, Egyptian Ambassador to Russia Mohammed Badri said Friday.

“We do not accept, we will not accept and will never agree with Syria’s partition. We advocate the establishment of an interim government, whose future should be defined by the Syrian nation itself,” Badri said during a round-table conference at the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

He added that Cairo backs the struggle against terrorism in Syria as well as supporting Syrian political institutions.

Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with the army loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting several opposition factions and militant groups.

Numerous militant organizations such as Islamic State, which is outlawed in many countries, including Russia and the United States, and ethnic groups such as the Kurds, have seized different parts of the country where they have created their own political institutions.

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]

ISIS Imposes ‘Infidel Tax’ on Non-Muslims in Crackdown Against Christians

A SHOCKING photo has been released by Islamic State of a militant preaching the Koran to non-Muslims as it intensifies its campaign against Christians.

[Preaching the what?]

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

Red Cross Rejects Saudi Call to Leave Yemen Conflict Zones

The Red Cross on Friday turned down a call from Riyadh for aid workers to stay out of rebel-held zones of Yemen that are being targeted in a Saudi-led air war.

The mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross “often necessitates crossing frontlines” and securing access to combat zones, the ICRC’s Sanaa spokeswoman Rima Kamal told AFP.

“To reach all those in need in Yemen … we will continue to seek security guarantees from all parties and in all regions,” she said.

“We have no plans to change that for the time being, and we remain committed to operate in all regions and to do everything possible to reach the civilians affected.”…

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]

The Muslim Man’s Sexual “Rights” Over Non-Muslim Women

In word and deed, in Islamic and non-Islamic nations, Muslim men appear to think that non-Muslim women — impure “infidels”- exist solely to gratify their sexual urges.

First, consider the beliefs and actions of those committed to waging jihad for the cause of Allah, such as the Islamic State:

In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old [non-Muslim] girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him the right to rape her — it condoned and encouraged it, he insisted. He bound her hands and gagged her. Then he knelt beside the bed and prostrated himself in prayer before getting on top of her. When it was over, he knelt to pray again, bookending the rape with acts of religious devotion. “I kept telling him it hurts — please stop,” said the girl, whose body is so small an adult could circle her waist with two hands. “He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to” Allah.

Yet such behavior is not limited to fanatical jihadis, who have “nothing whatsoever to do with Islam,” as most fools and liars will assure us; rather it permeates the totality of Islamic culture.

Consider recent events in Pakistan: three Christian girls walking home after a hard day’s work were accosted by four “rich and drunk” Muslims -hardly ISIS candidates — in a car. They “misbehaved,” yelled “suggestive and lewd comments,” and harassed the girls to get in their car for “a ride and some fun.” When the girls declined the “invitation,” adding that they were “devout Christians and did not practice sex outside of marriage,” the men became enraged and chased the girls, yelling, “How dare you run away from us, Christian girls are only meant for one thing: the pleasure of Muslim men.” They drove their car into the three girls, killing one and severely injuring the other two.

Or consider the words of human rights activists speaking about another Muslim man’s rape of a 9-year-old Christian girl: “Such incidents occur frequently. Christian girls are considered goods to be damaged at leisure. Abusing them is a right. According to the community’s mentality it is not even a crime. Muslims regard them as spoils of war.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

US-Backed Syrian Rebels Claim ‘It’s Over’ After Aleppo Losses

Is the Syrian Civil War finally winding down? According to The New York Times, the “moderate” rebels are completely demoralized after the Syrian military cut off supply lines and laid siege to parts of the Aleppo province, the central stronghold of the U.S.-backed rebel faction.

Rebels reportedly used phrases like “no hope,” “it’s finished” and “it’s over,” to describe the prospect of prevailing in their multi-year war on the Assad government.

These views are only likely to solidify as the siege begins to take its toll. Retaking Aleppo city has been a key goal for the Syrian government. Now, thanks in large part to Russian air power, Syrian government forces have encircled Aleppo

In the best case scenario, this could lead to a more realistic negotiating position at peace talks expected to restart soon in Geneva. Rebel factions at the table essentially made it impossible to negotiate a peace deal because their starting point is that the Assad government must go. Not surprisingly, both the Assad government and its backers in Moscow and Tehran refuse to agree to those terms.

If the siege of Aleppo forces the rebels to recognize that toppling Assad is not an option, they may remove the precondition and start negotiations in earnest.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

“Sexist Hypocrisy”: Senator Fires Back After Being Accused of “Mansplaining”

Feminist rhetoric demolished during Aussie committee meeting

Australian Senator Mitch Fifield accused the Labor Party’s Katy Gallagher of sexist hypocrisy after she accused him of “mansplaining,” a derogatory term used by feminists to discredit male speakers.

The exchange occurred during a routine community affairs committee about budget issues.

When Fifield attempted to explain to Gallagher the intricacies of internal government processes, Gallagher took umbrage, sighing before remarking, “I love the mansplaining. I’m enjoying it.”

When Fifield asked what she was talking about, Gallagher responded, “It’s the slightly patronizing and condescending way that you’re responding to my questions.”

‘Mansplaining’ is a term is used by feminists to denigrate the authority of a male speaker based on his gender -in other words it’s a sexist slur, a point that Fifield didn’t fail to emphasize.

“Well I would suggest Senator that if you’re putting the word ‘man’ in front of some description of what I’m doing, you are doing that which I’m sure you’re very much against -making a sexist implication about how I’m conducting my role as a man,” he responded.

Gallagher again accused Fifield of being “patronizing and condescending,” before Fifield shot back, “Imagine, senator, if I said you were womansplaining? Imagine the reaction!”

Gallagher argued that the word “is a term that’s used,” to which Fifield retorted, “by rude Senators who are seeking to make gender an issue.”

Fifield then delivered the knockout blow, telling Gallagher, “Stop being a hypocrite, conduct yourself appropriately for this place…I’m just calling hypocrisy.”

The exchange highlights how radical feminist rhetoric based in misandry and grievance culture is even making its way into mundane Australian committee meetings, but the way Fifield turned it around and exposed Gallagher as the real sexist was a joy to watch.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Richard Dawkins Stroke Forces Delay of Australia and New Zealand Tour

Richard Dawkins has had a stroke on the eve of his tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Management for the 74-year-old author of The God Delusion said he had suffered a “minor stroke” in the UK last Saturday but had already returned home from hospital.

The health scare has caused him to postpone his tour, his management said in a message passed on to ticket holders on Friday

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

Boldrini: ‘Greece Respects Obligations, EU Doesn’t’

Tsipras, no Europe with walls, the problem is people who die at sea

ATHENS — Greece “is making a huge effort to respect engagements to identify asylum seekers” while the EU “does not respect its obligations with this country because the reallocation system does not work yet the way it should as other countries decide not to play their part”, said Lower House Speaker Laura Boldrini, after meeting in Athens with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

“A Europe with walls cannot exist, the problem is with people who die at sea”, commented Tsipras.

“The EU is shaken by far-right movements, if we don’t change pace the risk is that they will become stronger”, he added.

Along with Tsipras, Boldrini also met with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos whom she thanked on Italy’s behalf for Greece’s management of the situation.

“We are proud for the way in which the Greeks are managing the migrant crisis. Greece is giving us a lesson on the correct implementation of human rights and humanity”, she said.

Boldrini will travel to Lesvos tomorrow “to thank the people who redeemed the reputation of all of Europe”.

“Greece is not a peripheral country — stressed the Lower House speaker — but the heart of Europe, of its civilization and the country in which the EU will stake its future”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Dutch Village Gets What it Voted For

The northern Dutch town of Ter Apel has been brought to its knees after a nonwhite invader crime plague has nearly destroyed all the businesses in town by stealing them into near-bankruptcy. An article in the Dagblad van het Norden newspaper said that “support for asylum seekers” was crumbling after local Chamber of Commerce president Peter Erdman had sent an “urgent letter” to the municipal authorities asking for action over the crime wave.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Germany: Cologne: 11,000 “North African” Crimes Per Year

North African invaders in the city of Cologne, Germany, have committed on average some 11,000 crimes every year since January 2013, a secret police report leaked to the media has revealed. Called the Nordafrikanische Intensivtäter (“North African Multiple Offenders,” or NAFRI), the police unit’s existence has been kept out of the public eye since its founding in 2013.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

German Bouncer: Girls No Longer Go Out Drinking Alone

Women are now afraid to go out in Germany on their own, preferring to go with men or in large groups for protection claims an expert on the country’s night-life — a professional nightclub bouncer.

The remarks came during an interview with experienced doorman Viktor Hacker, who relayed his observations on the changing party scene in Hamburg since the New Year’s Eve sex attacks rocked the country to the Suddeutsche Zeitung. With 30 years experience in Hamburg’s nightclub district, Mr. Hacker remarked that now, compared to the same time of year previously there are now “fewer people” and those who do go out behave differently.

“One no longer sees women who come alone, or in pairs. Now they always go in larger groups, or have at least one guy”, he said. Women were now in the practice of forming “defensive circles” when inside nightclubs and often get “very uncomfortable”.

The bouncer also remarked the attacks had turned the opinions of many, even if just subconsciously, against migrants. He said that during nights out “now people are suspicious when they see a dark-skinned man in the street. Even if he might be a normal, integrated member of society”.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Italy: Three Pakistani Men Arrested for Rape

Allegedly raped 19-year-old male compatriot in migrant shelter

(ANSA) — Vicenza, February 12 — Three Pakistani migrants were arrested Friday on suspicion of raping a 19-year-old male compatriot at a migrant shelter outside Vicenza.

Ullah Noman, 28, Jamel Abas Cheema, 32, and Imran Ghulam Rasool, 33, are accused of sexual violence and grievous bodily harm.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Nonwhite Invasion Crashes Swedish IQ

More than one-third of all school pupils in Sweden are unable to complete the most basic of academic standards or pass any exams, a new report has revealed — the direct result of the mass nonwhite invasion of that country and the subsequent flooding of its school system by hordes of low IQ Third Worlders…

The dramatic drop in scholastic ability is, of course, directly linked to the mass nonwhite Third World immigration which has swamped Sweden for the last twenty years.

There are no exact numbers on the racial background of migrants and their descendants in Sweden as the Swedish state refuses to record race. It does however record “national backgrounds” which provides at the very least an indication of the foreign-born nonwhite population, although it does not give any information on second or third generation nonwhites born in that country, recording them as “Swedish-born.”…

Only one prominent intelligence researcher in Scandinavia has dared to tell the truth on the topic. Danish intelligence researcher Helmuth Nyborg, famous for his studies on how immigration affects IQ levels and social development in Western countries, wrote in a 2012 article in the Dispatch International journal that the influx of Third World immigrants had been the direct cause of the lowering of IQ in his nation and in other European countries.

“In the 14 largest German cities, every second child is already from an immigrant family,” he wrote. “Ethnic Europeans will soon be extinct in their own countries as a result of the enormous demographic upheaval, while the average IQ falls. And when the average IQ of a country has fallen to 90, then the viability of a democratic welfare state collapses. The same thing will happen in the United States,” he wrote.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Soldiers in Austria Volunteer to Stay in Service So They Can Block Middle East Migrants

AUSTRIA’S army is being boosted by conscripts who are volunteering to extend their stay in the military to help block migrants travelling from the Middle East to the heart of Europe.

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

Suspected Smugglers Accuse Father at Aylan Migrant Trial

‘We are innocent, he organised trip and steered boat’

(ANSAmed) — ISTANBUL, FEBRUARY 11 — Two presumed Syrian people smugglers pleaded not guilty Thursday on the first day of their trial on charges of causing the Aegean shipwreck in which three-year-old Aylan Kurdi drowned. The two accused the boy’s father, Abdullah, of having organised the voyage and of piloting the boat that sank, the Dogan news agency reported.

In the accident Aylan’s brother Galip also died together with their mother Rehan and two other people.

The prosecutor in the case asked the court to hand down prison sentences of 35 years each to the two accused smugglers, Muwafaka Alabash and Asem Alfrhad.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Trump Says Pope ‘Very Politicised’

‘I don’t think he understands’ Mexico border ‘danger’

(ANSA) — New York, February 12 — Donald Trump on Friday criticised Pope Francis saying he did not understand US immigration problems. On the eve of the pope’s visit to Mexico, the Republican presidential hopeful told Fox Business that Francis is “very politicised”. He said: “I don’t think he understands our country’s problems. I don’t think he grasps the danger of the border we are currently leaving open with Mexico.

Trump has vowed to build a wall on that border. Francis is expected to address migrant problems again when he visits Mexico’s southern and northern borders.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

UN Steps in to Warn Central European States Over Refugee Row

The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR has taken the diplomatically unusual step of urging leaders in Central Europe to show greater solidarity with desperate refugees who seek sanctuary on the continent as war, conflict and extremism force millions from their homes.

UNHCR’s call comes ahead of the Visegrad Group Summit in Prague on February 15, where leaders from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia (the so-called V4) will discuss regional issues, including the ongoing refugee crisis. Bulgaria and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia are also invited to participate.

The European Commission has faced major opposition to its plan to relocate 160,000 refugees from Italy and Greece ever since the plan was first discussed in June. It was finally agreed in September that the refugees would be relocated across Europe under a quota system, however — so far — only around 500 have been moved amid disagreements over the mandatory quota system.

Many Central European countries are refusing to take in an allocated quota, which is based on a formula that considers: the size of the population (40%), total GDP (40%), the average number of asylum applications over the previous four years (10%) and the unemployment rate (10%).

“While UNHCR fully understands that public opinions can sometimes be apprehensive about the unfolding situation in Europe, it is important to give both relocation and resettlement a chance to work. These tools of solidarity create an alternative to smuggling and trafficking and could reduce dangerous onward movements,” said Montserrat Feixas Vihe, UNHCR’s Regional Representative for Central Europe.

‘Cannot Be Bystanders’

“It is time for the leadership in Central Europe to set a strong example and commit to help families fleeing war and human rights violations, irrespective of their nationality or religion. Leaders in the region need to offer safety to people fleeing persecution. They cannot be bystanders during this unprecedented humanitarian situation. The world expects them to contribute to saving lives and restoring hope for those who have lost everything,” said Vihe.

The V4 states were hosting some 25,000 refugees in 2015, 0.125 percent of the nearly 20 million global refugee population.

Hungary received 177,000 asylum seeker applications in 2015, but the vast majority of them left within a few days. The other three V4 countries combined received some 14,000 asylum claims.

“A unified humanitarian approach in Europe based on solidarity and responsibility sharing would turn this situation into a manageable, coordinated program ensuring people would find refuge, safety and dignity,” said Vihe.

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]

Italy: Renzi Says Civil Unions Secret Vote-Call Not Up to Church

CEI chief appealed for secret vote on rights for gay couples

(ANSA) — Rome, February 12 — Premier Matteo Renzi said Friday that it was not up to the Italian Church to decide whether a parliamentary vote on a bill regulating civil unions, including same-sex ones, should be a secret ballot. On Thursday Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the head of Italian bishops conference CEI, called for a secret vote on the bill, which many Catholics and conservatives oppose. The appeal led to several lawmakers from Renzi’s centre-left Democratic Party (PD) to accuse the Church of meddling in Italian politics. “It is up to parliament and I say that with respect for Cardinal Bagnasco,” Renzi told Radio Anch’io when asked about the CEI’s call for a secret vote.

“I like the idea that parliamentarians answer to the vote they make and explains it. Then there is the parliamentary regulation, which envisages secret votes, and (Senate Speaker Pietro) Grasso will decide if the necessary conditions exist, not the CEI”. The bill now before the Senate would extend to committed gay couples some of the same rights and protections currently enjoyed by heterosexual married couples.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/12/2016

  1. “A Somali immigrant… entered a restaurant… began slashing at patrons with a machete… the assailant fled… stopped by police shortly afterwards, he lunged at the officers with a knife and a machete… shot to death.”

    European police would have been too frightened to deal with this man in this way – their primary concern in such cases is to not fall foul of the PC narrative.

  2. The west has set itself up good and proper. Islam now has bases, barracks and Dhimmis west left, crisscrossing Western Europe, Canada and the US. “So what?”, some may be asking. “So what are we goin’ to do now? “Now don’t start that again.”

  3. Here’s how this will play out:
    This was obviously a case of mistaken address. PC witnesses will testify that, after hacking several patrons, Mr. Barry was informed he was in the wrong restaurant. Mr. Barry left and was seeking the correct establishment to maim and slaughter when he was gunned down by police. These police officers will be charged with murder and Mr. Barry will become a symbol of unity by Black Lives Matter. Further, Pres. Obama will enter the fray and insist that the “machete” was a lawful tool of Mr. Barry’s trade and that this was workplace violence (it was just the wrong workplace). Nothing to see here, folks.

  4. The lone wolf in Columbus was actually a KNOWN wolf, having been watched by the FBI 4 years ago….

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