Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/16/2016

When Belgian police raided a residence thought to be a hideout for terrorists connected with last year’s massacre in Paris, they got into a gun battle with the mujahideen living there. An Algerian named Belkaid Mohamed was killed, and two police officers were wounded. Next to Mr. Mohamed’s body was a Kalashnikov, ammunition, a Koran, and the flag of the Islamic State. The incident carries a tentative Mohammed Coefficient of 100%, but may be subject to revision when the other suspects are captured and identified.

In other news, since yesterday the Italian coast guard has rescued almost 2,000 migrants and recovered two corpses from traffickers’ boats off the coast of Libya.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to AF, C. Cantoni, Fjordman, Insubria, JD, Nick, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. We check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

Financial Crisis
» Italy: Bourse Merger Deal Reached Between London and Frankfurt
» Geller: The Foes of Free Speech Are Closing in
» GMO Food — It’s Worse Than We Thought — Dr. Russell Blaylock
» Hate is the Essence of Socialism
» Law Enforcement Turn to NSA Surveillance Data to Track Crime: “it Was Only a Matter of Time”
» Obama Pushes for Widespread Surveillance State: “At This Rate We’ll All be in Cages… Either Electronic or Literal”
» Obama Cancels All Offshore Drilling Leases on Atlantic Coast
» Prescription Painkiller Crisis: Why Do Americans Consume 80 Percent of All Prescription Painkillers?
» The Next Front in the New Crypto Wars: WhatsApp
» Trump Rallies Reveal Increased Tensions Among Americans as This Nation Plunges Toward Civil Unrest
» English Canada: Journey to the Back of the Bus
Europe and the EU
» 4% of All Ikea Articles Made in Romania
» Belgium: ISIS Flag Found at Brussels Shoot-Out Scene: Prosecutor
» Britain’s High Security Jail Now Controlled by Islamic Extremists, Old Bailey Hears
» FCA Aiming for Full Employment at Italy Plants
» France: Four Arrested in Paris Over Terror Plot Fears
» France Battling Jihadis in Police Force, Military
» French Cardinal Barbarin: Hardline Catholic Mired in Abuse Scandal
» Germany: Turk Gangster Blown Up in Berlin
» Italy: Finmeccanica: Ansaldo: Hitachi Offices Searched
» Italy: Meloni to Stand for Rome Mayor, Bertolaso Won’t Quit
» Italy: Two Arrested for Gang Rape of Romanian Prostitute
» Norway: Breivik Says He’ll Fight ‘To the Death’ For Nazism
» Not in My Backyard: Posh Parisians Rebel Against Homeless Shelter
» Paris Arrests: Four Held Amid France Attack Plot Fears
» Poland: Fruit and Vegetables Export Plummets (-10%, -19%)
» Spain’s Ruling Conservatives Submerged in Graft Scandals
» UK: Appeal for Witnesses to Sex Attack on Girl, 8, At Greggs
» UK: Bacon Ban at Care Home: Muslim Staff Refused to Serve Patients Bacon Sandwiches
» UK: Girl, 8, Sexually Assaulted in Greggs Bakery
» UK: Islamic Society at LSE Under Fire for Segregating Men and Women at Gala Dinner
» UK: Jewish Members of Labour Are Fed Up at Party Bosses Over ‘Sickening’ Anti-Semitism in the Party as a Candidate is Suspended for a Second Time for Sending a Series of Tweets Attacking Israel
» UK: Labour MP Suspended Over Anti-Semitism Row
» UK: Police Release CCTV After Girl of 8 ‘Sexually Assaulted’ In Leeds Greggs
» Vatican PR ‘Vowed to Destroy Priest’ Over Leaks
North Africa
» Libya: Tobruk Assembly Tells PM Sarraj to Abide by Law
» UN’s Ban Furious With Morocco Over Western Sahara Protests
Far East
» North Korea Sentences Tourist to 15 Years
» Belgium: Invader Terror Shootout
» More Than 2,000 Migrants Arrive in EU Every Day — 10 Times More Than 2015
» Set Up More Migrant Repatriation Centres EU Tells Rome
» Two Migrants Dead as Italy Rescues 2,000 Off Libya
Culture Wars
» Poll: 58% of “Liberals” Think People Should be Prosecuted for Criticizing Religion
» Energy Poverty Around the World
» Italy: Prelate: Three Finance Cops Sentenced for Kidnapping

Italy: Bourse Merger Deal Reached Between London and Frankfurt

Deal involves Milan

(ANSA) — Milan, March 16 — The London and Frankfurt stock exchanges have agreed to merge, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

Shareholders in the London Stock Exchange will have some 45.6% in the new group while those of Deutsche Borse will get 54.4%. The new company will keep its locations in London and Frankfurt and the president will be Donald Bryndon.

The deal also involves the Milan bourse company, Borsa Italiana, which has been part of the London Stock Exchange Group since 2007.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Geller: The Foes of Free Speech Are Closing in

As of late I have been repeatedly warned and blocked on Facebook for my reportage about violent and stealthy jihad activity, sharia oppression of women and non-Muslims, and my other activity for human rights.

Whether it is a concerted effort by Muslims and leftists to report me to the shadowy and inaccessible Facebook authorities, or whether Facebook itself has developed code that enables it to search out and destroy points of view that it opposes and hates, it speaks to a deeply troubling development.

Over the past week, my page “Islamic Jew-Hatred: It’s In the Quran” has been taken down from Facebook because it was “hate speech.” Hate speech? Really? The page ran the actual Quranic texts and teachings that called for hatred and incitement of violence against the Jews. So who exactly was responsible for any “hate speech” that may have been present on the page?

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

GMO Food — It’s Worse Than We Thought — Dr. Russell Blaylock

Over the last decade, as genetically modified, or GMO, foods have increasingly taken over our food supply, we’ve been learning more about their dangers to our health.

Now, one courageous doctor is pointing to mounting evidence that leaves no doubt — GMO foods are even worse than we were told.

As this respected doctor points out in a riveting new presentation, no long-term human studies have ever supported GMO safety. Shockingly, the World Health Organization only requires a mere 90 days of testing to claim that GMOs are safe. Well, no one dies from smoking cigarettes within 90 days of starting to smoke, either!

Yet while lifetime studies still have not been done on humans, scientists have done these studies on animals — and what they found is stunning. Lab mice fed just a 33 percent GMO diet begin developing aggressive cancers (particularly breast cancer), liver failure, and kidney failure.

Shockingly, 50 percent of the males and 70 percent of the female animals on the GMO diet succumbed to early death at an age equivalent to 40 to 50 human years.

While more people have begun to fight back against GMOs, the big GMO companies spend millions of dollars to defeat laws that would require GMO labeling. Quite simply, these big companies know that GMO crops are cheaper to grow, and therefore more profitable.

In the meantime, many health experts now warn us to take the only positive action available to protect our health — avoiding GMOs as much as humanly possible. But considering the fact that GMOs are hidden in over 30,000 food products, that is not an easy task.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Hate is the Essence of Socialism

When will socialist Democrat Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) be held accountable by the media for his own revolutionary and hateful rhetoric?

“Not Donald Trump, not anyone else will be successful in dividing us based on race or our country of origin,” says Sanders. Meredith Warren, a Republican political analyst and consultant, counters: “But Sanders should take a long look in the mirror. Both he and many of his Democratic cohort, including Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, are fiercely pushing a campaign message specifically intended to divide America along different lines-economic ones.”

Warren, a graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication, where she majored in broadcast journalism, should be congratulated for drawing attention to the media’s double standard.

On one occasion, during an appearance on Iowa public television, Sanders was asked about promoting class warfare. He turned the question around and insisted that class warfare was being waged by the rich against the middle class and the poor.

The problem for Sanders is that his political philosophy is ultimately based on the notion of the elimination of the bourgeoisie-the middle-class owners of property-as set forth in the Manifesto of the Communist Party, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. “This person must indeed, be swept out of the way, and made impossible,” it says. This is the theory of class warfare.

In his book, Why Communism Kills: The Legacy of Karl Marx, Dr. Fred Schwarz argued that “The liquidation of the bourgeoisie is an essential step of the path to Communism. This is why Communism must kill.”

In his famous “Time for Choosing” speech in 1964, Ronald Reagan captured the essence and attraction of Marxism, saying, “We have so many people who can’t see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Law Enforcement Turn to NSA Surveillance Data to Track Crime: “it Was Only a Matter of Time”

Editor’s Comment: Once the system has tilted towards concentrated and unaccountable power, the abuses and tyranny become inevitable. Americans stood down as the NSA on the 4th Amendment and stoked terror threats in order to justify its wholesale cataloging of the American people.

From here, the data collection will only increase. The next wave of technology will do even more to read into our actions and behaviors, and the data on that will become part of the effort to track everything and create a dominion over the nation. Beware, things are going dark.

It’s Official: NSA Data Will Soon be Used by Domestic Law Enforcement by Joshua Krause

If you’re reading this, then I’m willing to bet that you’ve been called many different names throughout your life. If I were to hazard a guess, I would say they were names like kook, paranoid, conspiracy theorist, alarmist, insane, or gullible. And after this week, you can go by a new name: Vindicated.

I’m of course talking about recent revelations from the NSA. Long before Edward Snowden came along, it was no secret that the NSA was spying on everyone without good cause. Anyone who believed that fact was called a conspiracy theorist, but their fears were eventually validated.

These same people also understood that the NSA’s surveillance powers would never be used exclusively against terrorists and hostile governments. The power they have is just too tempting for any government. If various government agencies weren’t using the NSA’s surveillance apparatus to solve domestic crimes, it was only a matter of time before it was used for just that.

And again, they called us conspiracy theorists for believing that. And again, we were right all long.

A while back, we noted a report showing that the “sneak-and-peek” provision of the Patriot Act that was alleged to be used only in national security and terrorism investigations has overwhelmingly been used in narcotics cases. Now the New York Times reports that National Security Agency data will be shared with other intelligence agencies like the FBI without first applying any screens for privacy. The ACLU of Massachusetts blog Privacy SOS explains why this is important:

What does this rule change mean for you? In short, domestic law enforcement officials now have access to huge troves of American communications, obtained without warrants, that they can use to put people in cages. FBI agents don’t need to have any “national security” related reason to plug your name, email address, phone number, or other “selector” into the NSA’s gargantuan data trove. They can simply poke around in your private information in the course of totally routine investigations. And if they find something that suggests, say, involvement in illegal drug activity, they can send that information to local or state police. That means information the NSA collects for purposes of so-called “national security” will be used by police to lock up ordinary Americans for routine crimes.

Anybody who knows anything about how governments work, should not surprised. You can’t give them any kind of power, and expect them to use it responsibly. You can’t give them any stipulations. Eventually they’ll find a legal loophole to work around any limitations that have been placed on them.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Obama Pushes for Widespread Surveillance State: “At This Rate We’ll All be in Cages… Either Electronic or Literal”

On Friday, March 11, Obama was in Austin, TX attempting to make his case for an allowance of a “back door” for government to enter into mobile devices. His plea is predicated on the government’s “need” to gain information for use against “war on terror” suspects, and also to find evidence to prosecute those attempting to bypass tax laws. Obama used the phrase “we” to refer to those making the decision to utilize such back door venues. The pronoun does not refer to “we the people,” but instead a nebulous “we” such as the TV series “the Outer Limits.” His “we” wants to control the vertical, the horizontal, and everything in between.

Obama said the following at the South by Southwest Festival on Friday:

“The question we now have to ask is: If technologically it is possible to make an impenetrable device or system where the encryption is so strong that there is no key, there’s no door at all, then how do we apprehend the child pornographer, how do we solve or disrupt a terrorist plot? What mechanisms do we have available to even do simple things like tax enforcement because if in fact you can’t crack that at all, government can’t get in, then everybody is walking around with a Swiss bank account in their pocket.”

He uses “we” as if it applies to us, the American people. That paragraph is very interesting. Of course, none of it applies to him or any of the communists on his staff, present or former. Where’s the “back door” request for Hillary Clinton’s e-mail accounts? Where are the demands for all the data from the servers? How about Hillary’s cell phones? How about Obama’s cell phone records and e-mail account? Yes, Obama, how do we solve or disrupt a terrorist plot such as the Fast and Furious operation that placed weapons into the hands of terrorists who killed a U.S. Border Patrol Agent?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Obama Cancels All Offshore Drilling Leases on Atlantic Coast

We’ve always known Obama was hostile to the domestic energy industry (lest you think Hillary’s promise to put coal miners out of business represents any sort of policy shift), and Obama really paid that hostility off yesterday. Reversing its previous plan, the White House abruptly cancelled all offshore drilling leases for the entire Atlantic coast — stunning governors and business leaders throughout the region who had expected the opportunity to drill and enjoy the economic benefits that would come from doing so.

And why did they think they would be able to do this? Because Obama had developed a plan for that very thing. But he’s now pulled the plug, because as usual he sides with environmental activists over the vitality of the U.S. economy:

The Obama administration is expected to withdraw its plan to permit oil and gas drilling off the southeast Atlantic coast, yielding to an outpouring of opposition from coastal communities from Virginia to Georgia but dashing the hopes and expectations of many of those states’ top leaders.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Prescription Painkiller Crisis: Why Do Americans Consume 80 Percent of All Prescription Painkillers?

If Americans are so happy, then why do we consume 80 percent of the entire global supply of prescription painkillers? Less than 5 percent of the world’s population lives in this country, and yet we buy four-fifths of these highly addictive drugs. In the United States today, approximately 4.7 million Americans are addicted to prescription pain relievers, and that represents about a 300 percent increase since 1999. If you personally know someone that is suffering from this addiction, then you probably already know how immensely destructive these drugs can be. Someone that was formally living a very healthy and normal life can be reduced to a total basket case within a matter of weeks.

And of course many don’t make it back at all. According to the CDC, more than 28,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2014. Incredibly, those deaths represented 60 percent of all drug overdose deaths in the United States for that year…

A report released by the US Centers for Disesase Control and Prevention (CDC) in January revealed that drug-overdose deaths reached a new high in 2014, totaling 47,055 people. Opioids, a type of powerful painkiller that requires a prescription, were involved in 60% of those deaths.

Many Americans that start out on legal opioids quickly find themselves moving over to heroin because it is often cheaper and easier to obtain, and the U.S. is now facing a tremendous epidemic of heroin abuse as well. In fact, the number of Americans that die of a heroin overdose nearly quadrupled between 2000 to 2013.

[Comment: A drugged population can’t fight back effectivelty against tyranny. The move to opiods was planned — not just a greedy pharma company. That is just the side benefit to banksters, not the main goal. Always look higher — who benefits from a drugged down society…?]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

The Next Front in the New Crypto Wars: WhatsApp

Feds target messaging service for deploying end-to-end encryption

In Saturday’s edition of the New York Times, Matt Apuzzo reports that the Department of Justice is locked in a “prolonged standoff” with WhatsApp. The government is frustrated by its lack of real-time access to messages protected by the company’s end-to-end encryption. The story may represent a disturbing preview of the next front in the FBI’s war against encryption…

This time they’re targeting WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app which started adding strong end-to-end encryption in 2014. According to the New York Times, the government has obtained a wiretap order, authorizing real time acquisition of the WhatsApp messages (probably text chats rather than voice calls, but that’s unclear at this stage) in an ongoing criminal investigation. WhatsApp is, of course, unable to provide decrypted text in response to the wiretap order, just as it was unable to comply with a similar order by a Brazilian court earlier this month. The whole point of end-to-end encryption is that no one but the intended recipient of a message is able to decipher it.

From the New York Times’ reporting, it looks like the government has so far only obtained an initial wiretap order-demanding WhatsApp to turn over message content it can’t access. The Department of Justice has not yet decided whether to ask the court for a follow-on order that would compel WhatsApp to decrypt the messages. Presumably, that second order would look similar to the San Bernardino order and direct WhatsApp to write code that would break its own encryption and allow it to provide plain text in response to the wiretap order.

If the government decides to seek that second order against WhatsApp, it would almost certainly be grounded, not in the All Writs Act but in the “technical assistance” provision of the Wiretap Act. So while the result of the All Writs Act litigation in San Bernardino wouldn’t directly control the outcome of any Wiretap Act case against WhatsApp, courts apply similar tests in the two contexts. In both All Writs and Wiretap Act cases, courts evaluate whether compliance with an order would constitute an “undue burden.” Therefore all the rather convincing arguments Apple has made in San Bernardino would be available to WhatsApp as well.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Trump Rallies Reveal Increased Tensions Among Americans as This Nation Plunges Toward Civil Unrest

America is coming apart at the seams, and Trump rallies have become the latest flashpoint for the rising tide of civil unrest that is sweeping the nation. For years, I have been writing about the increasing levels of anger and frustration in this country, but now they are reaching a fever pitch. And rather than channeling all of our anger and frustration into solving our problems, we have allowed ourselves to become deeply divided and many Americans seem to be taking glee in fighting with one another. Instead of learning to hate one another, we should be learning how to love one another. Unfortunately, America has chosen another path, and 2016 is very rapidly starting to look very much like the chaotic political year of 1968. No matter how the rest of this election season plays out, it appears that we have entered a time of violence, chaos, civil unrest and greatly increased tension among Americans.

On Friday, thousands of radical leftists showed up at a planned Trump rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago with the express purpose of disrupting it. Fortunately Donald Trump cancelled the rally, because there was a very real possibility that mass violence could have erupted. The following description of what happened comes from Wikipedia…

On March 11, 2016, the Donald Trump presidential campaign canceled a planned rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), in Chicago, Illinois, citing “growing safety concerns” due to the presence of thousands of protesters in and outside of his rally[3]. Thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators responding to civic leaders’ and social media calls to shut the rally down had gathered outside the arena, and several hundred more filled seating areas within the UIC Pavilion, where the rally was to take place. When the Trump campaign announced that the rally would not take place, there was a great deal of shouting and a few small scuffles between Trump supporters and anti-Trump protestors.

The Daily Caller has identified three groups that were heavily involved in organizing the planned disruption of the Trump rally in Chicago. Those three groups are ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Chicago, the Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Rights Reform, and La Raza Chicago.

In addition, also appears to have been involved in what took place in Chicago. The following comes from Infowars…

“Mr. Trump and the Republican leaders who support him and his hate-filled rhetoric should be on notice after tonight’s events,” the George Soros funded MoveOn web page states. “To all of those who took to the streets of Chicago, we say thank you for standing up and saying enough is enough. To Donald Trump, and the GOP, we say, welcome to the general election.”

Following the cancelled rally in Chicago, a radical leftist protester named Thomas Dimassimo attempted to storm the stage while Trump was speaking at an event in Dayton, Ohio. This YouTube video contains footage of that chilling moment…

[Comment: This is want banksters and their puppet obama want. A divided house cannot stand. Too many useful idiots in America that have bought the lies and propaganda lock,stock and barrel. Note the agitators are the alinskyite communist thugs.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

English Canada: Journey to the Back of the Bus

If “traditional” Canadians continue their passive and polite ways, within a single generation the diversity bus will bury English Canada in the sands of time

Of all the intended virtues of multiculturalism, the concept of equality lies at the heart of the both the ideology and related legislation. Since the establishment of the policy in 1988, Canadians have been informed by government and media that multiculturalism “levels the playing field” for Canadians of all ethnicities and religions.

Is this really the case? Upon detailed examination-a practice virtually unheard of since the policy’s inception- the results are not what our current diversity pundits would have us believe.

When Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau introduced multiculturalism in 1971, it is reasonable to say his intentions were noble. In his desire to meet the cultural needs of his native Quebec, as well as a handful of growing European-Canadian communities, Trudeau unveiled multicultural ideology to an unsuspecting nation. Unfortunately, his intentions were hopelessly idealistic- for while they served to empower certain segments of Canadian society, they also served to disempower others.

Thus began the journey. Pushed forward by government and media, our nation swelled with multicultural pride. Away from the cameras, however, a rather insidious development was taking shape- one which would entirely elude Canada’s mainstream population.

Over the course of several decades, multiculturalism would gradually transition into the exclusive domain of a loose collective of political leaders, university academics and community organizations. In a recent Globe & Mail article, Former B.C. Premier Ujjal Dosanjh referred to this phenomenon as “multicultism.”

[Comment: Planned destruction of nation states. Migration is being used on all western states to deconstruct the nation state prior to implementaion of a global tyrannical government.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

4% of All Ikea Articles Made in Romania

Retail manager for East Europe:’we will double the volume’

(ANSA) — BUCAREST — Around 4% of all furniture and decorations available in Ikea stores worldwide is made in Romania, Romania Insider reported quoting the company’s retail manager for East Europe, Stefan Vanoverbeke.

Ikea intends to double the volume of products acquired from Romania over the next five years and in order to obtain this goal, it will increase the number of its suppliers on the national level, Vanoverbeke added. At the moment, the major Ikea suppliers in Romania are furniture producers Aramis Invest, Taparo, Sortilemn and porcelain producer Apulum. Currently, Romania’s Ikea suppliers count a 14,000 people workforce while the value of the products supplied each year is around 400 million euros.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Belgium: ISIS Flag Found at Brussels Shoot-Out Scene: Prosecutor

The suspect gunned down in a Brussels shootout with police was found with an ISIS flag, a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a book of Salafist literature next to his body, Belgian prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Thierry Werts, a spokesman for anti-terror prosecutors, told a press conference that the man had been identified as 35-year-old Belkaid Mohamed, an Algerian national who was illegally in Belgium.

“Next to the body was a Kalashnikov, a book on Salafism and an Islamic State flag,” Werts said.

Mohamed was “neutralized” by police snipers on Tuesday in response to heavy gunfire from the building where police on a routine search had stumbled upon him.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Britain’s High Security Jail Now Controlled by Islamic Extremists, Old Bailey Hears

Some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals are scared of being sent to London’s Category A Belmarsh Prison due to radicalisation behind bars.

Barrister Rupert Pardoe told the Old Bailey the “authorities have lost control” of the prison, where one third of inmates are Muslim.

As his client begged not to be sent to the infamous prison, home to Lee Rigby slayers Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale and the 21/7 bomb plotters, he said criminals are being put under “pressure to conform to certain religious views”.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

FCA Aiming for Full Employment at Italy Plants

Laid-off workers will get their jobs back by 2018 say unions

(ANSA) — Turin, March 16 — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne told union representatives Wednesday the company’s economic targets are being revised upwards and full employment at its Italian plants by 2018 “remains an objective”.

This means all the workers who were laid off will get their jobs back, union reps said after meeting with Marchionne.

“The overall picture is positive,” FIM, UILM, FISMIC and UGL unions said. “Recourse to unemployment benefits at Italian plants fell from 40% to 12% between 2013 and 2015. There have been 3,000 hires at the Melfi plant, 200 at the Termoli and Verrone plants, and another 200 at the Mirafiori Experimental Constructions plant”.

The unions said Marchionne told them relaunching Alfa Romeo on the American and European markets is essential to reaching the full employment target.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

France: Four Arrested in Paris Over Terror Plot Fears

Four suspected jihadists were arrested Wednesday in the Paris region, one of whom was thought to be planning “violent acts”, said Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

Earlier media reports in France, that quoted sources in the internal intelligence services DGSI, said that the “imminent” attack was to target the “very centre” of Paris.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

France Battling Jihadis in Police Force, Military

According to a confidential memo, dated January 2015, from the anti-terrorist unit of the French interior ministry, France is already host to 8,250 radical Islamists (a 50% increase in one year).

Some of these Islamists have gone to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS); others have infiltrated all levels of society, starting with the police and the armed forces.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

French Cardinal Barbarin: Hardline Catholic Mired in Abuse Scandal

French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, accused of covering up sex abuse, is a hardline Catholic who has been outspoken against gay marriage and championed the cause of Christians persecuted in Iraq and Syria.

The 65-year-old archbishop of Lyon, France’s second largest city, has fiercely denied charges that he covered up paedophilia crimes by failing to remove a priest in his diocese known to have abused Boy Scouts decades before he took up his post in 2002.

Barbarin is also accused of failing to act against another Lyon priest when it emerged in 2009 he had abused a boy in the past…

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

Germany: Turk Gangster Blown Up in Berlin

A Turk gangster and convicted drug dealer was blown up in a car bombing this morning in Charlottenburg, Berlin, in the middle of rush-hour traffic, highlighting once again the Turkish involvement in crime in Germany’s capital city.

The dead Turk, named as Mesut T., has a criminal record for dealing in cocaine, various convictions under the Narcotics Act, counterfeit currency offenses, and illegal gambling.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Italy: Finmeccanica: Ansaldo: Hitachi Offices Searched

In Hitachi-Ansaldo takeover probe

(ANSA) — Naples, March 16 — Police on Wednesday searched the Rome offices of Finmeccanica aerospace and defence giant early on Wednesday as part of a Milan prosecution probe into Japanese group Hitachi’s contentious takeover of its subsidiary, Italian railway signalling company Ansaldo STS. Police also searched the Naples office of Hitachi Italia and the Genoa office of Ansaldo STS.

In recent days, the Hitachi group closed a complicated takeover of Ansaldo STS, which ANSA sources say is the basis for the Milan prosecutors’ probe. Italian market regulator CONSOB and the Lazio regional administrative court (TAR) both became involved in the deal after CONSOB determined that the initial share price set by Hitachi for Ansaldo shares was too low. Only 6.4% of minority shareholders took up Hitachi’s mandatory tender offer. Hitachi now has a 46.5% stake in the group after acquiring just over 40% from Italian aerospace and defense giant Finmeccanica last year.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Italy: Meloni to Stand for Rome Mayor, Bertolaso Won’t Quit

Centre right set to be divided at local elections in capital

(ANSA) — Rome, March 16 — The decision on Wednesday by Giorgia Meloni, the pregnant leader of the small, right-wing Brothers of Italy (FdI) party, to run for Rome mayor in June’s local elections highlighted current dissention between right-wing and centre-right parties in the quest to govern the nation’s capital city.

Her decision means the centre right may well be divided in the local elections as ex-premier and Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi said earlier on Wednesday that he was sticking by the candidacy of former civil protection chief Guido Bertolaso — and Bertolaso himself then said he would keep going “like a bulldozer” despite Meloni’s run. Northern League leader Matteo Salvini has said he will back Meloni. Meloni appealed to both Salvini and Berlusconi to help her beat the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S).

“I want to make an appeal to Salvini, to Berlusconi, and all the centre-right field: help me not to leave Rome to the M5S, let’s win together, we can,” she said. “I’m not interested in the leadership of the centre right but in the Romans,” she said.

After Meloni announced she was running, Bertolaso said that he was not dropping his candidacy.

“I’m not pulling out. I’m going to keep going like a bulldozer,” he told RAI radio. “Politicians make their mind up one day and change it the next,” he added, when asked if he felt betrayed by Meloni after the FdI had initially said it would back him, along with Berlusconi’s Forza Italia and Salvini’s Northern League.

“I’m not a politician, but a technocrat. It was those three who asked me to stand and I did”.

Berlusconi and Bertolaso fed a row when they said earlier this week that Meloni should not run because she is pregnant.

“I believe a woman has to choose freely; no man can tell a woman what she must do or not do,” Meloni said.

“That’s why I’ve chosen to run, even though I’m pregnant.

And Rome has as its symbol a she-wolf nursing twins,” she said.

“I would have preferred to enjoy the most beautiful months for a woman in another way, but I always thought that if there wasn’t a better option my candidacy would be in the field”.

“The people who think a mother can’t be mayor aren’t just two, they are many, we need to fight a mentality”.

Meloni said if she wins, her administration won’t be overshadowed by that of ex-rightwing mayor Gianni Alemanno, who has been indicted in the so-called Rome Mafia corruption case and who was a member of her party. “The Romans know there’s no relationship with Alemanno, who is founding a new movement,” Meloni said.

“There will be a discontinuity with the errors of the past”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Italy: Two Arrested for Gang Rape of Romanian Prostitute

Victim kidnapped, held overnight by five men

(ANSA) — Monza, March 16 — Police on Wednesday arrested an Ecuadorian and a Senegalese national, both aged 25, on suspicion of kidnapping, gang rape and robbery.

The two are suspected of kidnapping a 20-year-old Romanian prostitute off the street and holding her overnight in a flat, where she was beaten, threatened and raped by five men.

The attackers dumped her on the street the following day, when a passing motorist took her to the police station.

Police are seeking three more as yet unidentified suspects in the incident, which took place two months ago.

The victim was abducted off the road between the towns of Agrate and Concorezzo in Monza province.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Norway: Breivik Says He’ll Fight ‘To the Death’ For Nazism

Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011, was called to the stand Wednesday to testify about his prison isolation on the second day of his lawsuit against the Norwegian state.

The mass murderer told the court that he would fight “to the death” for National Socialism, the political doctrine of the Nazi party, as he took the stand Wednesday in a lawsuit against the Norwegian state, confirming fears he would use the platform to grandstand his extremist views.

“I have fought for National Socialism for 25 years, and I will fight for it to the death,” he said.

Breivik spent much of his testimony elaborating his extremist ideology, but he also complained of drinking cold coffee and eating frozen meals heated in a microwave — a fate “worse than waterboarding” — and said he was suffering from “headaches”, “apathy” and “insomnia”.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Not in My Backyard: Posh Parisians Rebel Against Homeless Shelter

Plans to open a homeless shelter in a wealthy Paris neighbourhood have sparked outrage among residents, with tempers exploding at an unruly public meeting this week and France’s prime minister wading into the controversy.

“Nothing can justify insults and threats against representatives of the state,” an exasperated Manuel Valls, France’s prime minister, told parliament on Tuesday. “I want to make clear the determination of the state to see this project carried out.”

He was referring to plans to build a temporary homeless shelter, scheduled to open before the summer, that would provide housing for 200 people for a period of three years next to the Bois de Boulogne park in the affluent 16th arrondissement of Paris…

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

Paris Arrests: Four Held Amid France Attack Plot Fears

Four people have been arrested in the Paris area as part of a wider investigation into a possible plot against French targets, officials say.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said they had information to suggest one of those arrested “could undertake violent actions in France”.

But he played down French media reports that an attack was imminent.

France remains on high alert after the jihadist attacks in Paris in November that killed 130 people…

           — Hat tip: Vlad Tepes [Return to headlines]

Poland: Fruit and Vegetables Export Plummets (-10%, -19%)

Due to Russian food ban

(ANSA) — WARSAW — The export of vegetables from Poland fell by 19% in 2015 compared to the year before, while the export of fruit decreased by 10% in the same period of reference, local media reported citing the data released by the Foundation of assistance programmes for agriculture (Fapa). Analysts claim that the major factor to determine the decrease has been the Russian food ban introduced in August 2014 as a response to the sanctions against Moscow over the Ukrainian crisis. The rise in exports towards the other EU countries has partially compensated for the loss, with and increase of 181,000 tons of fresh fruit and 100,000 tons of vegetables compared to 2014. According to Fapa, Poland exported a total of 680,000 tons of vegetables and 1,1 million tons of fresh fruit in 2015.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Spain’s Ruling Conservatives Submerged in Graft Scandals

The judicial noose tightened Tuesday around Spain’s ruling Popular Party, which is engulfed in a series of graft scandals, making it harder for it to retain power after an inconclusive general election.

Rita Barbera, a Popular Party (PP) senator who governed Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city, for more than two decades, agreed to be questioned by a judge investigating alleged money laundering by the conservative party.

Barbera made the announcement after Spanish media on Tuesday published excerpts of a recording of a telephone conversation by her former advisor, Maria Jose Alcon, explaining how Alcon laundered 1,000 euros ($1,100) in party money…

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

UK: Appeal for Witnesses to Sex Attack on Girl, 8, At Greggs

Detectives investigating a sex attack on an eight-year-old girl in a Greggs bakery shop have released CCTV images of potential witnesses they want to trace.

The attack happened shortly after 3.30pm on Friday February 12 when the girl was waiting with her younger brother in the seating area of Greggs in The Headrow in Leeds while their mother paid at the counter.

A 34-year-old man, from Bradford, has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and is currently on police bail.

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

UK: Bacon Ban at Care Home: Muslim Staff Refused to Serve Patients Bacon Sandwiches

MUSLIM staff at a care home refused to let patients eat bacon sandwiches for breakfast, a watchdog has found.

They also refused to help their clients buy pork pies, the Care Quality Commission said following an inspection.

Bradford Council was ordered to improve services at its Wagtail Close home for disabled people after inspectors said care workers restricted patients’ right of choice and denied their personal dietary preferences.

The ban on pork products — which also included ham and sausages — was reported to the inquiry team.

The report said: “Staff were not providing support that was responsive to the person’s preferences and were restricting the person’s right to choice.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

UK: Girl, 8, Sexually Assaulted in Greggs Bakery

An eight-year-old has been sexually assaulted in a bakery.

The young victim was sitting with her younger brother while their mother queued in a branch of Greggs in Leeds when she was attacked.

The incident happened in The Headrow branch of the bakery in Leeds City Centre just after 3.30pm on Friday 12th February.

The suspect is described as:

‘Asian’, aged in his late 30s, tall and of large build, with a shaved head and a beard.

[A reminder of the original incident, with a description of the suspect, which appears to be missing from subsequent reports.]

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

UK: Islamic Society at LSE Under Fire for Segregating Men and Women at Gala Dinner

An Islamic society at a top university has come under fire after segregating men and women at a gala dinner by using a large screen running through the middle of the group.

The Muslim society at the London School of Economics sat guests on either male-only or female-only tables at the dinner on Sunday night with a 7ft screen between the two groups.

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

UK: Jewish Members of Labour Are Fed Up at Party Bosses Over ‘Sickening’ Anti-Semitism in the Party as a Candidate is Suspended for a Second Time for Sending a Series of Tweets Attacking Israel

Jewish Labour members have written to party bosses explaining how they are fed up and ‘sickened’ by its handling of anti-Semitic allegations that have rocked the party, MailOnline can reveal.

Today Labour suspended a candidate for a second time after she was reported to police over a series of tweets attacking Israel — but questions were raised over how she was readmitted to the party.

Vicky Kirby was suspended in 2014, when she was the party’s candidate for Woking, for a Twitter tirade in which she described Israel as ‘evil’.

Her re-admittance emerged just minutes after Jeremy Corbyn said ‘vile’ anti-Semitic abuse had ‘no place in our society’.

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

UK: Labour MP Suspended Over Anti-Semitism Row

Vicki Kirby has been suspended from the Labour Party pending an investigation, a party spokeswoman has confirmed.

Kirby has been at the centre of a row over anti-Semitism. She was previously suspended in 2014 over social media posts when she was the party’s parliamentary candidate for Woking.

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

UK: Police Release CCTV After Girl of 8 ‘Sexually Assaulted’ In Leeds Greggs

Detectives investigating a sexual assault on an eight-year-old girl in a Leeds bakers shop have released CCTV images of potential witnesses they want to trace.

A 34-year-old man, from Bradford, was arrested in connection with the incident which happened in the seating area of Greggs, in The Headrow, in Leeds, on Friday, February 12. He is currently on police bail pending further enquiries.

The man was arrested last week after an appeal to find him went viral online.

           — Hat tip: Nick [Return to headlines]

Vatican PR ‘Vowed to Destroy Priest’ Over Leaks

Francesca Chaouqui, the PR consultant at the centre of the Vatican’s controversial leaks trial, threatened to “destroy” a Spanish priest she worked with, a Holy See court heard on Tuesday.

“I will destroy you in the press and you know I can do it,” Choauqui allegedly wrote in a WhatsAPP message to Spanish monsignor Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda that was cited by the prosecution in the case against two journalists and three Vatican employees.

Vallejo Balda has admitted leaking classified documents to the two journalists, who have written books on the mismanagement of Vatican finances.

But he says he only did so under pressure from Chaouqui, with whom he claims to have had a “compromising” relationship…

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

Libya: Tobruk Assembly Tells PM Sarraj to Abide by Law

Speaker calls for confidence vote. Tripoli refuses to cede power

CAIRO — The speaker of the Tobruk assembly, Aguilah Saleh, on Wednesday urged the national unity government under prime minister-designate Fayez Al-Sarraj to wait for his parliamentary body to approve a confidence vote prior to begin working. He said that only by doing so would Sarraj be complying with the law.

Two days prior, the Libyan presidential council had met under Sarraj in Tunis and approved the government. Saleh also accused the international community of pushing Libya into chaos. On the late evening of March 12, the Libya presidential council under Sarraj declared the national unity government operative — despite not yet having passed a Tobruk parliament confidence vote — and asked all other Libyan authorities to “get in contact immediately with the unity government to implement a handing over of powers in a peaceful manner”. Afterwards there was also an appeal to the international community — naming the UN, Arab League, EU and African Union — to “cease all relations with authorities that do not depend directly on the unity government”.

The initiative was backed by EU nations and the US, who assured that they would “fully support” the government, from which they expect stabilization of the country as well as a possible request for external intervention in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS). Support that includes possible sanctions at the EU level against those opposing the UN-backed Sarraj government.

The Tripoli-based National Salvation Government on Wednesday refused to hand power over to the national unity government under prime minister-designate Fayez Al-Sarraj. The de facto authorities in the Libyan capital made the announcement in an official statement that said that the Sarraj government had been imposed from abroad and that “Libyans will never accept it”. “We will not barter away the blood of our martyrs and we will not sell off the freedom that we have gained” after the anti-Gaddafi uprising, it said. The Tripoli government, the statement continued, “is dealing with political, economic and social problems despite difficult conditions, as well as internal and external pressures that constitute a conspiracy against the February 17 revolution that aim to restore the former regime to power”.

The Tobruk-based government has instead in a statement called on Libyans to “rally around the Libyan army, support it and do not count on the international community which is still hesitant about supporting the legitimate institutions in Libya, giving baseless excuses”. The statement stressed that jihadist groups and the Islamic State (ISIS) “are spreading and have become a danger not only for Libya but also for the entire region and for international peace and security.”

UN special envoy to Libya Martin Kobler arrived in Cairo on Wednesday for a two-day visit, airport sources say. The diplomat will reportedly be meeting with several high-level Egyptian officials and representatives of Libyans living in the country to take stock of the situation and to ensure support from the Tobruk parliamentary body for the national unity government.

Meanwhile, violent clashes between fighters answering to the Tobruk government and jihadist ones were reported on Wednesday in Benghazi, Libya. Military sources say that intense artillery shelling was conducted on soldiers’ positions, injuring at least 7. Some are in serious condition.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

UN’s Ban Furious With Morocco Over Western Sahara Protests

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Morocco’s foreign minister on Monday he was angered and disappointed by a demonstration in Rabat he said was a personal attack on him over remarks he made about the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

Tens of thousands of Moroccans marched though the capital on Sunday to protest Ban’s position on Western Sahara and rally support for the king.

Ban “conveyed his astonishment at the recent statement of the government of Morocco and expressed his deep disappointment and anger regarding the demonstration that was mobilized on Sunday, which targeted him in person,” Ban’s press office said in an unusually tough statement…

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

North Korea Sentences Tourist to 15 Years

North Korea’s highest court sentenced an American tourist to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion on Wednesday, weeks after authorities presented him to media and he tearfully confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner.

Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate, was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial in North Korea’s Supreme Court.

He was charged with subversion under Article 60 of North Korea’s criminal code. The court held that he had committed a crime “pursuant to the U.S. government’s hostile policy toward (the North), in a bid to impair the unity of its people after entering it as a tourist.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Belgium: Invader Terror Shootout

Four Belgian policemen have been injured and one nonwhite invader terrorist has been killed in a shootout in Brussels late this afternoon, Belgian broadcaster RTBF has reported.

The shootings took place during a search of a house which started mid-afternoon in the southern Brussels suburb of Forest, which is described as a “multicultural commune.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

More Than 2,000 Migrants Arrive in EU Every Day — 10 Times More Than 2015

THE tide of migrants arriving in the EU by sea continues to rise with more than 152,000 so far this year coming ashore at a rate of 2,100 a day.

Official figures show the influx is almost 10 times the 223-a-day who reached Italy or Greece by sea during the first two months of last year.

The surge is despite freezing conditions, which have deterred many people from crossing and experts fear numbers will soar as it gets warm.

Experts fear the huge number will balloon when the weather improves later in the year.

It is likely to mean the total number coming to Europe this year will far outstrip the 1.1 million who arrived last year.

The International Organisation for Migration yesterday reported that 152,967 people had arrived in the EU by sea so far this year.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Set Up More Migrant Repatriation Centres EU Tells Rome

(ANSA) — Brussels, March 16 — The European Commission on migrant resettlement told Italy Wednesday thta it should set up more centres for the repatriation of migrants. “The reception sites for migrants who must be repatriated remain extremely limited and below the threshold declared in the road map, with serious challenges for the rapid enactment of repatriation operations,” it said.

European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said Wednesday that under a ‘one in, one out’ migrant deal to be finalised with Turkey “there will not be blanket repatriations or push-backs”. He said the deal to be hopefully sealed at an EU summit later this week “will respect EU law and international law”. He said “the last thing we want is for Idomeni to become the rule,” referring to a bursting refugee camp on the Greece-Macedonia border which refugees have been sent back en bloc to. The EU-Turkey deal does not mean that Europe “will turn its back on refugees,” he said, stressing that the goal is to dismantle the human-trafficking business.

Premier Matteo Renzi told the Lower House on Wednesday that he agreed with reaching a deal with Turkey for cooperation on the refugee emergency, but added that there are conditions. “It’s right to reach an agreement with Turkey but there are principles that are fundamental for us, starting with human rights and press freedom,” Renzi told parliament before this week’s EU summit at which a deal with Turkey is expected to be finalised. At a recent summit, Brussels and Ankara reached a broad agreement for the EU to accept refugees currently in Turkey in exchange for the return of economic migrants in the EU. Ankara also wants an extra three billion euros in aid on top of the three billion the EU has already pledged.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Two Migrants Dead as Italy Rescues 2,000 Off Libya

Nearly 2,000 migrants and two corpses have been recovered from people smugglers’ boats off Libya since Tuesday, Italy’s coastguard said on Wednesday.

Further rescue operations were ongoing, a spokesman told AFP.

The figures represent a pick-up in the flow of migrants attempting to reach Italy via Libya, a route through which around 330,000 people have made it to Europe since the start of 2014.

With efforts underway to close the entry route through Greece, Italian authorities are wary of a surge in the number of migrants attempting to come through Libya.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Poll: 58% of “Liberals” Think People Should be Prosecuted for Criticizing Religion

Young people think political correctness is more important than free speech.

[Comment: As Yuri Bezmenov explained (in his interview with G. Edward Griffin “Deception was my job) — their brains are full of mush. The demoralization (communist indoctrination) is complete. This generation is lost — you have to educate the next generation in proper thinking. Watch interview on youtube, if you haven’t already. ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Energy Poverty Around the World

The global warming/climate change industry has been aggressively pushing renewable energy, wind, solar, and biofuels for a long time even though the economies of various industrialized countries need much more energy than what renewables generate.

The green activists have been zealously lobbying Congress and the EPA to change the laws, rules, and regulations that would make it much more expensive and difficult for fossil fuel energy producers to survive while passing the higher costs onto consumers, impoverishing those customers on fixed incomes and taking away disposable income from the rest.

Green energy causes electricity poverty around the world. Today the Fraser Institute of Canada, an independent, non-partisan public policy think-tank released a study that found that energy poverty is on the rise in Canada.

“Government policies that raise electricity prices may push some families into energy poverty and further stretch the household budgets of families already in energy poverty,” said Taylor Jackson, study co-author and policy analyst at the Fraser Institute.

“Because high energy costs take a large bite out of many household budgets, families across Canada pay the price when government energy policies boost the cost of electricity,” said Kenneth Green, the Fraser Institute’s senior director of natural resource studies and co-author of Energy Costs and Canadian Households: How Much Are We Spending?

According to the study, Canadian households that make $47,700 or less per year are disproportionately affected by energy poverty.

The Fraser Institute found that in 2013 the three regions most affected by energy poverty were Atlantic Canada at 20.6 percent, Saskatchewan at 12.9 percent and Ontario at 7.5 percent, with a general 7.9 percentage in Canada. “Between 2010 and 2013, energy poverty was on the rise in most provinces.” British Columbia had the lowest at 5.3 percent.

The study authors also found that the Green Energy Act of Ontario is responsible for the increase in electricity prices.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Italy: Prelate: Three Finance Cops Sentenced for Kidnapping

Camillian Order prelate had fellows kidnapped, held

(ANSA) — Rome, March 16 — A prelate and three finance police officers on Wednesday were sentenced to prison terms for kidnapping and corruption. Father Renato Salvatore was found guilty of paying three officers 96,000 euros to summon the victims — Fathers Rosario Messina and Antonio Puca — to the police station on a pretext and to hold them there for six hours on May 13, 2013.

The objective was to prevent them from voting in a general assembly of the Camillian religious order, which was choosing its new general superior on that day. The incumbent, Salvatore, was re-elected. The court sentenced him to three years in prison. Finance police officers Alessandro Di Marco and Mario Norgini were sentenced to seven years each. Fellow officer Danilo Bianchi was sentenced to five years for corruption.

The Camillians or Clerics Regular, Ministers to the Sick, are a Roman Catholic religious order founded in 1582 by St.

Camillus de Lellis (1550-1614). A large red cross was chosen by the founder as the distinguishing badge for the members of the order to wear on their black cassocks, and this was later adopted as the international symbol of medical care.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

15 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/16/2016

  1. Vikki Kirby is not, nor has ever been, an MP. She wants to be a candidate, but as the Labour Party have finally chucked her out, she won’t be. Tho’ they have suspended her before and let her back in.

  2. Just a few minutes ago, I was interviewed (in my home city in England) for ten minutes by a group of four foreign students who were doing a project linked to their course in English as a Foreign Language.

    All from Sweden. All Muslims.

    • You let four Muslims based in Sweden interview you for ten minutes. Durin the War my grandad asked a Nazi prisoner to hold his weapon for a moment while he tied his bootlaces.

  3. If anyone has the time please listen to Rick Wyles interview Diana West on Trunews radio.

  4. Don’t you find it interesting that within the first 36 hours of the Paris attacks the police rolled up dozens of Jihadis? The are doing it still.
    Funny that they didn’t do it before…

  5. Report suggestion:

    Pope Francis, this summer, Catholic World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. 500k to million in attendance.

    GoV is not a site for in-depth critiques of Francis’ p0apacy – except as he wades into the brackish waters of Islam. As of a few days back, Pope Francis has made pointed statements supportive of Islam’s settlement over the European landscape – in spite of his muddled remark about an “Arab” invasion. Of course (at present) most of this arrives under the rubric of “hospitality”.

    There’s an important story within.

    Will the handlers of the WYD make an attempt to recruit this event as a pro-“migrant”, reconstruct it into a soft on Islam papal brigade?

    In Poland!!!

    Will the event be used to water down the native Polish resistance to the islamization of the Polish nation? What will the pope’s presence provoke? Count on him to use one 0f his famous off-the-cuff remarks to insert himself into the politics over this issue.l

    Islam’s “migrant” invasion will be heating up this summer – at the very moment WYD is held in Krakow.

    That global Catholic event is being held in a country whose instincts are hostile to the politics of migration (memories of clearing off the land for invading Germans), and to Islam itself (one characteristic Poland does share with its Russian rival). Can’t imagine that a Francis Papacy will bypass the opportunity to “correct” the Polish nation! Besides, a media sensitive Vatican will need to explain why it is holding a major event in a county resisting the current fashion for suicidal hospitality. The Vatican (that is Francis) can’t but entertain some embarrassment.

    Would appreciate a report (accessing Polish sources) on how the upcoming WYD is being factored in into this summer’s uptick of Islam’s “migrant” invasion.

    • I would, too. I’d also love to know why Benedict was forced to retire and what Islamic group made the Curia an offer it couldn’t refuse. Benedict’s “retirement” is the first one since the 11th century and it smells to high heaven. He lives in Vatican City now where they can keep an eye (an ear) on him. I hope he is somehow writing his memoirs and passing them on to a trusted friend for eventual publication – “eventual” as in “after everyone is dead”.

      This Francis is a pawn.

      • After Regensburg Benedict has to be waylaid one way or the other – even after he softened (more like clarified) the barbs of his lecture.

        The well-entrenched LBGT politicking within the Church was most likely the powers that be which pushed him out (the many faceted scandals of the Family Synod told the story of that, intended or not.

        Yet that doesn’t say that Islam didn’t have its finger on the hand that pushed him. (I know it’s my worn blogging hobby-horse) but at day’s end, Islam and the LGBT agenda are allies in the destruction of the Judaeo-Christian West. They are both relativist in their ethics and arbitrary in their metaphysics. With both – with the fundamentals and stability of Being laid aside – Law, Logic, and Logos inform nothing, count for nothing.

        The reverberations of the LGBT Movement have swept the threshold for Islam’s entry – if only due to its distain of breeding *real men*.

        Near to a million Catholic youth in Krakow will not go unused. Pope Francis’ Vatican will use the event to telegraph something to our NGO besotted world. What will that message be?

        With the arrival of a much heated up Summer of “migrant” invasion (regardless of the days old EU capitulation to Islamist Turkey) World Youth Day in Krakow could be a disaster.

        We can be certain, though, it will be a thwarted opportunity. No armored-up crusaders will be mustered in Krakow this summer.

        How are the Poles taking this?

        • The reverberations of the LGBT Movement have swept the threshold for Islam’s entry – if only due to its disdain of breeding *real men*.

          The levels of irony there are deep and dark – and in some ways, darkly comic. Islam sees itself as breeding “real men” – all Alpha males who have to be serviced by as many infidel women as possible or their nether parts will painfully swell and explode. No doubt it will soon be a real diagnosis. One that won’t appear here, obviously.

          The other irony is the spanner in the works of them ever getting their needs met: rampant polygamy is selfish and destructive.

          Has there ever been a more cork-screwed culture than that which Islam produces??

  6. The South American gent is embedded in lefty or righty for that matter, South American politics. Everything outside of the local area is probably very difficult to relate to. Poland must be impossible. He’s an immigrant more or less. A real Pope like Benedict on the other end of the scales is a heavyweight very much earth bound and deeply rooted in the real Christian world. Yes – there is a whole lot of very dirty going on? (IMHO).

  7. New Zealand Muslim community wants apology from Prime Minister about “jihadi brides” as they had gone through Australia and then left for the middle east, from a newspaper.–government
    There are other links below about the “jihadi brides” at the bottom.
    This is a brief written summarized report.'s-'jihadi-brides'-left-from-australia

    I doubt that Australia would accept them back and so would just deport them on to New Zealand.
    Australia is deporting any “problematic” New Zealanders, even if they came over has a young child, and now are about 40-50 years old.
    “In for a penny, in for a pound” so clear out any “problematic” people and is doing this to balance the deporting of any other problematic “immigrant”.
    Perhaps facing up to economic reality, and also to set up for a future election, to show that they are looking after Australia for Australians.
    To smooth things over a little bit with New Zealand, a bit more easier pathway has recently been made for kiwis, proven to be of good name, to become citizens of Aus.

Comments are closed.