Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/22/2016

In response to this morning’s terror attacks in Brussels, a Flemish man named Ivar Mol tweeted to his fellow teachers: “How can you continue teaching when Muslims in your class are cheering?” In response, three policeman knocked on his door and asked him not to post any more tweets of that sort.

In other news, a 7-year-old girl was raped by “refugees” in an asylum center in Germany. The young victim, like her attackers, was an asylum-seeker.

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Financial Crisis
» Helicopter Money: Global Central Banks Consider Distributing Money Directly to the People
» Beyond Surveillance: What Could Happen if Apple Loses to the FBI
» Brussels Attacks: Cruz Says Police Must ‘Secure’ US Muslim Neighbourhoods
» RNC Confirms Rules Changed to Prevent Trump From Winning Republican Nomination
» Stop the Political Indoctrination of America’s Children
» Using Free Speech to Silence Your Free Speech in America
Europe and the EU
» Data: Young Muslims in the West Are a Ticking Time Bomb, Increasingly Sympathising With Radicals, Terror
» Exclusive — Donald Trump on Brussels Attack: ‘The Terrorists Are Totally Winning’
» Geert Wilders for Breitbart: ‘We Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’
» Italy: Banco Popolare Capital Increase up to 1bn
» Italy: Man Arrested After Cracking Woman’s Skull During Robbery
» Seven Italian Fatalities of Catalonia Bus Crash
» Trump Warned Brussels Was an Islamist “Hellhole”
Middle East
» Clinton Emails: Google Attempted to Aid Syrian Rebels Against Assad
» EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini Weeps Over Brussels Bombings
South Asia
» India: IS Operatives Wanted to Kill Mamata Banerjee: Report.
Latin America
» Obama Says in Cuba to ‘Bury the Last Traces’ of Cold War
» SOUTHCOM: ‘Hundreds’ In Latin America, Caribbean Have Joined Islamic State
» 2015: 2m Immigrants in Germany
» Background: ‘Refugee’ Paris-Linked Terrorist Hunted Through Brussels Yesterday
» Brussels and the Police State of Denial
» Seven-Year-Old Girl is Gang-Raped at an Asylum Centre in Germany
» Trump: ‘Frankly, We’re Having Problems With the Muslims’
» Trump: ‘I Would Close Up Our Borders’ After Brussels
» UK: Illegal Immigrant in Birmingham Who Murdered His Wife Has Been Jailed for Life
» How to Beat Me (Spoiler: You Won’t)

Helicopter Money: Global Central Banks Consider Distributing Money Directly to the People

Should central banks create money out of thin air and give it directly to governments and average citizens? If you can believe it, this is now under serious consideration. Since 2008, global central banks have cut interest rates 637 times, they have injected 12.3 trillion dollars into the global financial system through various quantitative easing programs, and we have seen an explosion of government debt unlike anything we have ever witnessed before. But despite these unprecedented measures, the global economy is still deeply struggling. This is particularly true in Japan, in South America, and in Europe. In fact, there are 16 countries in Europe that are experiencing deflation right now. In a desperate attempt to spur economic activity, central banks in Europe and in Japan are playing around with negative interest rates, and so far they seem to only have had a limited effect.

So as they rapidly run out of ammunition, global central bankers are now openly discussing something that might sound kind of crazy. According to the Telegraph, central banks are becoming increasingly open to employing a tactic known as “helicopter money”…


Do you understand what is being said there?

The idea is basically this — central banks would create money out of thin air and would just give it to national governments or ordinary citizens.

So who would decide who gets the money?

Well, they would.

If you are anything like me, this sounds very much like Pandora’s Box being opened.

But this just shows how much of a panic there is among central bankers right now. They know that we are plunging into a new global economic crisis, and they are desperate to find something that will stop it. And if that means printing giant gobs of money and dropping it from helicopters over the countryside, well then that is precisely what they are going to do.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Beyond Surveillance: What Could Happen if Apple Loses to the FBI

This is how a former White House technologist envisions a future in which Apple loses its privacy battle with the US government.

The year is 2026. You get in your new Tesla for a milk run. You place your fingertip on the door handle, the door unlocks, and the car knows it’s you as you step inside because it read your fingerprint.

The car, on its own, pulls out of the garage while you scroll through live streams broadcast by your friends on whatever app has succeeded Instagram.

The doors lock. The car passes the convenience store and its dairy aisle. Instead, it makes two lefts then a right before pulling up to the local police station. The cops are waiting outside. They got a judge to make Tesla update your car’s self-driving software to lock the doors and deliver you to the local precinct. You looked like a guy caught on surveillance camera and the police had a few questions.

According to Ashkan Soltani, an engineer by trade who spent the past year working on privacy policy for the US government, this world might not be the realm of science fiction. If Apple loses its brawl with the US government over whether it must write code to defeat the security system of an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino shootings, Soltani sees that kind of scenario as a terrifying possibility.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Brussels Attacks: Cruz Says Police Must ‘Secure’ US Muslim Neighbourhoods

It didn’t take long for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump to take to Twitter and phone in to television programmes following the Brussels bombings. But one of his presidential rivals, Ted Cruz, may have provided the most controversial US policy prescription of the day.

Mr Cruz, who is currently second behind Mr Trump in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, posted his response to the attacks on Facebook.

After repeating his standard campaign-trail assertion that Barack Obama has failed to confront — or even properly identify — “radical Islamic terrorists”, he called for the US to stop admitting refugees from areas with a so-called Islamic State or al-Qaeda presence.

He then turned his attention to the home front.

“We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighbourhoods before they become radicalised,” he said.

That particular line has prompted a storm of criticism among US commentators.

“Cruz, running for POTUS as a religious freedom purist, advocates we single out neighbourhoods for extra policing based on inhabitants’ faith,” tweeted Betsy Woodruff of the Daily Beast.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

RNC Confirms Rules Changed to Prevent Trump From Winning Republican Nomination

Rule 40(b) was used in 2012 to marginalize Ron Paul

A rule used in 2012 to prevent Ron Paul from having his name placed on the Republican nomination in Tampa, Florida will be discarded to prevent Donald Trump from claiming it this year.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Party officials and knowledgeable sources have confirmed over the past few days that Rule 40(b) doesn’t exist for the purposes of the upcoming convention. That means at this point, the three candidates left in the race, front-runner Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, are all eligible for the nomination, as, possibly, are the Republican contenders who have since suspended their campaigns. […]

Priebus insisted what the voters decide in the primaries matters, and yet the RNC has sent the message they are not important and the Republican establishment will decide the rules based on the threat Trump presents to the status quo.

Establishment Republicans may argue otherwise, but actions speak louder than words.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Stop the Political Indoctrination of America’s Children

A subversive political movement has been quietly teaching their beliefs in many of our schools for years. This movement is now taking steps to expand their reach by establishing a national political indoctrination program to impose their political agenda on students throughout the school system. This indoctrination program would reach children wherever they live and would include charter, private and home school situations…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Using Free Speech to Silence Your Free Speech in America

In reality, they stopped his 1st Amendment right of free speech guaranteed by our U.S. Constitution. The single greatest reason the framers of our country placed free speech as the number one amendment: the right and need to express yourself in order to enjoy a free country. Without free speech, we become a dictatorship ruled by really nasty people./

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Data: Young Muslims in the West Are a Ticking Time Bomb, Increasingly Sympathising With Radicals, Terror

On the back of the Brussels terror attack it is worthwhile remembering that while a majority of Muslims in the West appear to have no truck with terrorism or extremism, there are a significant number who sympathise with terrorism and repeatedly attempt to justify attacks on the West.


An ICM poll from 2006 revealed that 20 per cent of British Muslims sympathised with the 7/7 bombers who brought terror to the streets of the British capital, killing 52 and injuring hundreds. This number rose to one in four British Muslims, according to NOP Research for Channel 4. With a British Muslim population of over 3 million today, that translates to roughly three quarters of a million terror-sympathising people in the UK.

The number rises for younger British Muslims — a sure sign that radicalisation through schools, mosques, and prisons (often via Saudi-funded groups) is creating a long-term problem in Europe. Thirty-one per cent of younger British Muslims endorsed or excused the 7/7 bombings of 2005, with just 14 per cent of those over 45 doing so.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Exclusive — Donald Trump on Brussels Attack: ‘The Terrorists Are Totally Winning’

Billionaire and 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump told Breitbart News on Tuesday in a wide-ranging, exclusive interview that in his estimation, the terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium, proves terrorists are winning the war against the Western world. The Islamic State, or ISIS, has taken credit for the Brussels attacks.

“The terrorists are totally winning,” Trump said in the interview that lasted more than 30 minutes. “The terrorists are making us look like fools.”

Trump continued by noting that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—the Democratic presidential frontrunner who Trump is most likely to face in the general election, assuming he can seal the nomination in the next few months—is likely to be significantly negatively impacted by the rise of terror on the world stage.

“The terrorists will cause Hillary Clinton to lose the election,” Trump said. “She’s weak on borders. She’s weak on crime. She’s weak on anything having to do with controversy other than controversy with herself. She’s weak on the police. She’s weak on anything having to do with strength. Hillary is so weak on the borders, and so afraid to talk negatively about protecting our people, that it will end up costing her the election in my opinion.”

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Geert Wilders for Breitbart: ‘We Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’

Dutch Party For Freedom (PVV) leader and prominent counter-Islamist campaigner Geert Wilders has spoken exclusively to Breitbart London in the aftermath of this morning’s major terror attack and has lamented it is just the beginning of growing Islamist violence.

Mr. Wilders said: “I fear that we ain’t seen nothing yet. According to Europol 3,000 to 5,000 European jihadists, who went to Syria to fight in the ranks of IS and similar terrorist groups, have meanwhile returned to Western Europe. Some of them hid among the hundreds of thousands of Islamic asylum seekers that entered Europe from Asia and Africa.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Italy: Banco Popolare Capital Increase up to 1bn

Lender courting ECB approval of BPM merger

(ANSA) — Milan, March 21 — Banco Popolare is willing to increase its capital by 500 million to one billion euros in a bid to get the go-ahead from European oversight authorities for its proposed merger with Banca Popolare di Milano (BPM), sources said on Monday.

The proposal is reportedly set out in the banks’ reply to conditions laid down by the European Central Bank (ECB) for the merger last week. The ECB is expected to respond before the banks’ respective board meetings on Tuesday. Meanwhile ANSA said Monday that financier Raffaele Mincione, BPM’s biggest associate with 5.7% of the capital, is “substantially” in favour of the merger. Mincione has not taken an official position concerning the move, however. Shares in Banco Popolare rose by 5.92% to 7.25 euros at the close of trading Monday, claiming the title of best-performing stock on the Milan exchange’s benchmark FTSE MIB index. BPM stocks also performed well, gaining 3.37%.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Italy: Man Arrested After Cracking Woman’s Skull During Robbery

32-year-old Romanian accused of attempted murder

(ANSA) — Milan, March 21 — Police in the Milan suburb of Cassano d’Adda on Monday arrested a 32-year-old Romanian man accused of attempted murder and robbery for allegedly fracturing a woman’s skull with a glass-breaking hammer in an attempt to rob her on a train.

The 22-year-old victim didn’t lose consciousness and was able to provide details that led to the man’s arrest.

She successfully underwent an operation at Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital to reduce the skull fracture.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Seven Italian Fatalities of Catalonia Bus Crash

A brief overview of who they were

(ANSA) — Trieste, March 21 — Seven Italian university students who were on an Erasmus exchange program died in Sunday’s bush crash in Catalonia. Genoa native Francesca Bonello, 24, was a medicine student.

Her father is an engineer at IREN energy company and her mother teaches science at a Genoa high school. “Francesca was a generous girl who experienced religion with true, concrete faith,” family friend Caterina told ANSA.

“She volunteered in Romania and Africa. She worked with the poor a lot. She was a person with a lot of friends, solar, beautiful. Her life was brief, but she lived it for others”.

Lucrezia Borghi, from the Florence-area town of Greve in Chianti, was studying economics at Florence University.

Valentina Gallo was an economics student at Florence University and had been in Spain since January.

Elena Maestrini, 21, was from the small town of Gavorrano in Tuscany. She was studying economics at Florence University. The university canceled all public events and held a minute of silence on Monday in memory of Borghi, Gallo, Maestrini, and the other fatal victims.

The Florence city council canceled today’s meeting in sign of mourning.

Rome native Elisa Scarascia Mugnozza, 22, was studying medicine and surgery at the capital’s La Sapienza University, and came from a line of academics. Grandfather Gian Tommaso was the founder and the first dean of Tuscia University in the city of Viterbo, where her father Giuseppe teaches forest ecology.

Elisa is a niece of Gabriele Scarascia Mugnozza, who directs the Geology Department at La Sapienza. A friend of Scarascia Mugnozza told ANSA that “she was like an older sister to me, I’ve known her forever. We’re all desperate here”.

Turin-born Serena Saracino was studying to be a pharmacist at Turin University and would have turned 23 next Sunday. She moved to Barcelona for the Erasmus program a month ago.

“Serena was a fantastic person,” friend Marco Mirti told ANSA. “She loved Spain was very happy to be there. She was not a party girl — she loved being at university, and got very good marks”.

Elisa Valent, 25, was born in the town of Gemona del Friuli in Udine province, and graduated from Padua University in June 2014. She was a master’s philology student, and was in Barcelona on the Erasmus program from February to September this year.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Trump Warned Brussels Was an Islamist “Hellhole”

Republican frontrunner was panned by critics for ‘insulting’ Belgian capital

Twin bomb attacks that rocked the capital of Belgium this morning have served to throw fresh light on comments made by Donald Trump back in January when he was criticized for labeling Brussels a jihadist “hellhole”.

Dozens of people were killed and many more injured after attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station.

The attacks were as predictable as they were tragic. Brussels is the jihadist capital of Europe, having supplied the highest number of foreign fighters per capita in Iraq and Syria.

Radicalized Muslim ghettos like Molenbeek serve as breeding grounds for Islamic terrorism, with Paris massacre culprit Salah Abdeslam having been able to hide in and around the area for four months with the help of “friends and neighbors,” proving once again that many Muslims are sympathetic to jihadist sentiment.

Republican front runner Donald Trump identified Brussels as a jihadist hotbed back in January, but he was criticized for ‘insulting’ the Belgian capital by numerous media outlets and pundits.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Clinton Emails: Google Attempted to Aid Syrian Rebels Against Assad

In a series of Hillary Clinton’s emails, WikiLeaks have revealed that Google attempted to aid Syrian rebels and boost defections from President Bashar al-Assad in 2012.

The emails between former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and the former head of Google Ideas discussed how the leading tech company could help topple the Assad regime in Syria using technology.

“Please keep close hold, but my team is planning to launch a tool on Sunday that will publicly track and map the defections in Syria and which parts of the government they are coming from,” wrote former Google Ideas head Jared Cohen in an email to several White House figures.

Our logic behind this is that while many people are tracking the atrocities, nobody is visually representing and mapping the defections, which we believe are important in encouraging more to defect and giving confidence to the opposition. Given how hard it is to get information into Syria right now, we are partnering with Al-Jazeera who will take primary ownership over the tool we have built, track the data, verify it, and broadcast it back into Syria. I’ve attached a few visuals that show what the tool will look like. Please keep this very close hold and let me know if there is anything eke you think we need to account for or think about before we launch. We believe this can have an important impact.

The email, which was signed by Cohen, appears to have then been forwarded to Clinton with the comment, “FYI — this is a pretty cool idea.”

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini Weeps Over Brussels Bombings

There was an emotional reaction to the Brussels bombings from European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini speaking in Jordan’s capital, Amman.

Fighting back tears, she cut short a news conference saying: “It’s also a very sad day for Europe, as Europe and its capital are suffering the same pain that this region has known and knows every single day, be it in Syria, be it elsewhere.

“We are still waiting for more precise news on the dynamics of the attacks in Brussels, but it is quite clear that the roots of the pain we are suffering around our region are very much the same, and that we are united, in not only [the] suffering of our victims, but also reacting to this act and preventing radicalisation and violence together.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

India: IS Operatives Wanted to Kill Mamata Banerjee: Report.

Arrested ISIS Jihadi reveals the plan to kill the Hindu CM of West Bengal as she is not permitted to rule under Sharia dictum.

Upananda Brahmachari | HENB | Kolkata | March 21, 2016:: As a part of NIA’s operation against the ISIS chapter in India, the top Indian investigation agency had arrested Ashik Ahmed on March 17, an eighteen year old student of a private poly-technique college in Durgapur in Burdwan district. He was noticed first by a special team of NIA on February 25 in his mess near Panagarh military base and from then he was kept under a stealthy surveillance before arrest. Ashik was staying in the mess introducing him as a Hindu fellow Raja Das, as sources said.

During the course of rigorous interrogation, it was revealed that Ashik had an active link with the ISIS (India chapter). He brought a senior leader of ISIS to Burdwan and traveled to some remote areas in Indo-Bangladesh border, which are exclusively dominated by Muslim population.

Ashik was trying to build a strong and effective unit of ISIS in West Bengal that can easily sneak to Bangladesh and come back again. “Ashik had a mandate to set up a training and bomb making centre modeling on JMB’s unit in Khagragarh. He has visited some of the unregistered Madrassas in the region too. Had he not been picked up by NIA, West Bengal Bengal would have witnessed another Khagragarh like incident,” said a senior police official. In many places in WB, the unregistered Madrassas are being used as Jihadi training centers covertly.

Ashik’s name cropped up during NIA’s investigation in connection with the ISIS case. As of now, the central agency has picked up 25 youths who were allegedly involved in the ISIS case.

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]

Obama Says in Cuba to ‘Bury the Last Traces’ of Cold War

Says times for U.S. embargo against Cuba to end

(ANSA) — Havana, March 22- U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he had come to Cuba to “bury the last traces of the Cold War” in a speech in Havana’s Grand Theater where he was received with a standing ovation.

Tuesday is the last day of Obama’s historic three-day visit to the nation that hasn’t seen an American president on its soil since Calvin Coolidge in 1928.

He said it was time the U.S. commercial embargo against Cuba ended, though he did not give a precise idea of when that might happen.

“What we have done in the past 50 years has not served neither our interests nor the interests of the Cuban people,” he said.

The embargo represents an “obstacle” to development in Cuba and a new route would open up for the country only after it is lifted, he said. He added that there was increasing interest in the U.S. Congress for the embargo to go but it was linked to issues including human rights and implementation of agreements signed.

He also thanked Pope Francis and Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega for their “patient mediation work” which he said had contributed decisively to the reconciliation between the two countries.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

SOUTHCOM: ‘Hundreds’ In Latin America, Caribbean Have Joined Islamic State

SOUTHCOM Commander Adm. Kurt Tidd, who oversees U.S security in Latin American and the Caribbean, spoke to reporters earlier this month about the ISIS threat to his area of responsibility (AOR).

“I would say it’s in the hundreds, and right now, I want to be very, very careful to caveat the confirmed numbers that we continue to talk to is… between 100, 150 range,” he told reporters on March 10, referring to the number of individuals from Latin America and the Caribbean who have traveled to join ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

2015: 2m Immigrants in Germany

More than two million “immigrants” came to Germany last year, while “only” 860,000 left again, created a “net” immigration increase of 1.14 million. A government statement said that this was “the highest net immigration of foreigners ever recorded” in Germany’s history-but media pointed out that these figures do not yet even include all of last year’s “refugees.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Background: ‘Refugee’ Paris-Linked Terrorist Hunted Through Brussels Yesterday

Experts are already saying that today’s attacks in Brussels are likely to be linked to Paris.

Just yesterday, a hunt was launched for several newly-identified or named terrorists — one thought to be the bomb maker and one a driver during the Paris attacks of November 13th. A third entered Europe as a ‘refugee’ via Greece.

Experts are already saying that today’s attacks in Brussels are likely to be linked to Paris — many of the Paris attackers were from Molenbeek in Brussels.

The bomb maker was only identified after the arrest and capture of Salah Abdeslam (pictured above) on Friday. He planned to be a suicide bomber during the Paris attack before changing his mind and going on the run. His lawyer has now said he may become an informer.

The DNA of Najim Laachraoui, 24, was found on two explosive belts — one used at the Bataclan theatre and the other at the Stade de France — and also in a Brussels apartment that was used as a bomb factory.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Brussels and the Police State of Denial

by Diana West

As Brussels convulsed in bloody jihad on the morning of March 22, 2016, Ivar Mol sent out this tweet (above).

Translation from the Dutch: “How can you continue teaching when Muslims in your class are cheering?”

I don’t know who Ivar Mol is. His twitter account identifies him as a meditation and yoga teacher.

His tweet certainly caught my attention, along with that of many others, including some casting doubt on what is, after all, a rhetorical question.

The implications of Ivar Mol’s question shouldn’t be shocking, however; not at this late date. From the attacks of 9/11 to Gaza every day, we should be well used to bloodthirsty demonstrations of approval for jihad carnage, as inculcated in followers of Islam by every single authoritative Islamic (not “radical” Islamic) text. That is not to say that many among us will not be shocked — if they ever even hear of such things.

As Islam drives deep into the West in this latest cycle of Islamic jihad, there is ever-present in the West a yeoman effort by governments to protect us not from the sharia culture that creates, enables and prizes jihad, but rather from the dread contagion of “Islamophobia” — a made-up “disease.” The horror of catching it (i.e., reacting with perfectly normal alarm to such cataclysms as mass Islamic immigration) drives our elites to suppress all facts about Islam, jihad, dhimmitude, and the rest, lest people act to secure their Judeo-Christian-humanist-civilizations against Islamization. Lest people vote for responsible patriots calling for closing their borders to Islamic immigration, from Donald Trump in the USA, to, for many years, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands.

Less than an hour ago, Ivar Mol sent out a new message (below)…

           — Hat tip: Diana West [Return to headlines]

Seven-Year-Old Girl is Gang-Raped at an Asylum Centre in Germany

The incident allegedly happened in Hamburg where the girl had been accepted at a first registration home in the city’s quarter of Bahrenfeld.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Trump: ‘Frankly, We’re Having Problems With the Muslims’

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday said Islam is the main source of global terrorism, in the aftermath of attacks in Brussels that left at least 34 dead and more than 100 wounded.

“Frankly, we’re having problems with the Muslims,” he told Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo.

“These attacks are not done by Swedish people. That I can tell you. We have to be smart. We have to look at the mosques and study what’s going on. There is a sick problem going on.”

Trump said the incident shows why the U.S. should be wary of Middle Easterners.

Trump said on “CBS This Morning” that Brussels used to be one of the most “beautiful and safest” cities in the world. “Now it’s a horror show. There’s no assimilation.”

Trump said his main focus is on better immigration surveillance, not a total shutdown.

“I didn’t say shut it down,” he said. “I said you have to be very careful. We have to be very, very strong and vigilant at the borders. We have to be tough.”

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]

Trump: ‘I Would Close Up Our Borders’ After Brussels

Donald Trump, who previously rocked mainstream media by saying he would temporarily shut borders to Muslims to give security officials time to catch up with security threats, said on Fox News in reaction to the Brussels terror attacks: See? My way is the right way.

“I think it’s absolutely horrible. I’ve been talking about this for a long time,” Trump said, during the “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning talk which focused on the Brussels terrorist strikes that left more than a dozen dead and scores injured.

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And his assessment?

“We have to be very, very careful in the United States,” Trump said. “We have to be very, very vigilant with who we let into this country. We are taking in people without real documentation. … I would close up our borders to people until we figure out what’s going on.

“We don’t know who they are or where they’re from. We don’t learn. I will tell you I’ve been talking about this for a long time. This whole thing will get worse as time goes by.”

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He pointed to the past beauty of Brussels, and said today’s reality is that open borders have led to its demise.

“Brussels was a beautiful place … and now it’s a disaster,” he said. “Brussels was an absolutely crime-free city, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And now you look at it and it’s a disaster. … This is a story that seems to be more and more happening.

“Paris is almost as bad,” he continued. “Paris is no longer the beautiful city of light. They’re cities in fear.”

And on the refugee situation, Trump said what’s happening in Europe could very well occur in America.

“They’re coming into our country, they’re coming in by the thousands. … We better get smart and we better get smart fast,” Trump said. “We are allowing thousands and thousands of people to come into our country, and we don’t even know who they are. I’m not going to allow that. … I’m not going to allow them to come in. … They’re not assimilating into society … and we have to be very careful, we have to be very vigilant.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

UK: Illegal Immigrant in Birmingham Who Murdered His Wife Has Been Jailed for Life

Muhammed Hammad, 30, carried out the brutal killing of his wife Nazia Akhtar, 31, following an argument at their home in Birmingham on April 25 last year.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

How to Beat Me (Spoiler: You Won’t)

by Milo Yiannopoulos

One of the most unusual things about my success is that my critics are often the drivers of my good fortune. The progressive Left’s attempts to beat me resemble a man standing in a bucket trying to lift himself up by the handle, as the old saying goes.

They don’t realize what a Herculean task it would be to defeat me. In fact, if the thirteenth Labour of Hercules after defeating Cerberus was “Get Milo to Shut Up” he probably would have failed miserably. Incidentally, I think I met Cerberus last night in an L.A nightclub and yes, the teeth were a problem.

When engaged in debate, my fans never resort to childish emotional outbursts, because they know that would be the point at which they lost. How often do you hear about one of my supporters disrupting a campus event?

If you want to beat me, you’ll have to start acting more like these fine young men and women.

So. Here comes my guide to winning — a strategy I know you won’t follow. But when the Milo army inevitably wipes social justice warriors off the face of the planet, I’ll at least be able to say I gave you a fighting chance…

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

18 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/22/2016

  1. Belgium provides millions of of euros to the NGO’s which demonize Israel in Europe. The EU bankrolls anti-Israel activities to the tune of 150 million Euros annually. So now the payback – they did not pay enough.

    • Indeed, they did not pay enough. Anybody familiar with the operation of organized crime recognizes this behavioral pattern at 100 yards, no make that 100 miles.

    • Payback? Are you joking?

      This is exactly what the ruling elites want. It’s not payback, it’s just the Muslims doing the job they were paid to do: create havoc to provide a pretense for declaring martial law, the disillusion of individual nations, etc, so the EU with its soviet style system can reign supreme.

  2. The tone of your opening story about the Brussels terror attacks and the schoolteacher who tweeted “How can you teach anymore when your students are cheering?” seems to suggest that it is misuse of police resources for three police officers to visit said teacher and ‘ask’ him not to tweet such things. Only three officers? I would, as would most Belgian taxpayers I would hope, expect a team of a dozen police officers to swoop down upon this dangerous schoolteacher.

    It is a matter of opportunity cost you see. If those police officers weren’t doing vitally important police work like threatening tweeting schoolteachers, they might be wasting taxpayers money by doing things like, oh let’s see, umm, investigating organized crime or terror-attack planning in the Muslim neighborhoods of Brussels.

    Funny isn’t it? The views expressed on this website for the last decade – derided by 99% of all decent, thinking, people of course – are now being expressed by the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for the presidency of the world’s sole hyper-power. And his runner-up, too, I note is also calling a spade a spade. Fabulous to see the current POTUS addressing the issue at hand head on and robustly, as he has been doing for the past 7 and a bit years.

  3. Whether Mr Mol is Flemish I don’t know. I suspect not, neither “Ivar” nor “Mol” are common in Flanders. He lives in Breda, which is just across the border in the south of The Netherlands.

    What I do know is that while he did not witness it himself, he got the news via “friends in Brussels and Antwerp”.

    Which was reason enough for a notorious Belgian lefty “war correspondent”, Rudi Vranckx, to immediately debunk the story.

    I myself have no info on it, but there’s a serious likelihood that it is true, just like those muslims crowds cheering in parts of NYC when the Twin Towers were attacked.

    I know a teacher in Brussels, from what I hear it’s perfectly plausible that such a thing would happen.

  4. So there was a terror attack in Brussels…so? Get used to it, this is just the tip of the iceberg!Whats even more sickening is that the European MSM tried to portray the two suicide bombers as hardened criminals with ties to organised crime.Nothing to do with Islam….move on.But that didnt quite hold up, so now they are home grown terrorists, radicalised locally(one brother in a prison it seems)Racist, bigoted Belgium society is now to blame for their radicalisation we are loudly told.Ah well, didnt you know…islam. is a religion of peace…

  5. The populations of western Europe need to be armed and very dangerous as soon as possible. We spent the last generation condemning Jews for waiting around for the Muslim death cultists to put them on the train. Screw diversity. Respond as a well organised tribe.

  6. The correct response to such a visit from a couple of tinpot coppers like that is the following:

    “Sorry, I don’t take orders from Nazi goons”…

  7. The Muslimislamists have us nicely tweeked and Twittered. One “integrated” Islamic television guy “reporter”, with a beard ‘n all don’t ya know, gets a very “subtle” one in, “…….and the nations of the world are here to pay their respects. Sweden, France, Palestine.” That special Muslim lying look we have come to know do well on his little embedded face. Western Europe lives in a proverbial witches brew version of cloud cuckoo land of feminist lies and liberal half truths. Any nation than can produce a Trump card gives hope.

    • Pardon me, but I don’t quite get your point about that reporter subtly ‘getting one in’ with: “all the nations of the world are here to pay their respects. Sweden, France, Palestine …”. Are you suggesting that Sweden and France are somehow not proper nations? I am flummoxed. Whenever I mentally list the nations in history that have contributed hugely to human culture it is always “Greece, Italy, Palestine, Germany, France, England …” in more or less that order. Sometimes I mix the order of the last three up. But that’s just me: I’m a bit of an Germanophile and an Anglophile as well.

      • Julius, I think the point to consider is that Palestine is not a Nation. So conflating Palestine with legitimate nations, like Italy and England, does not deserve a pass.

  8. There always was a deep connection between the Nazi movement and Islam. Hitler was deeply inspired by the “religion of peace” and its “final” solutions. As a result of what a Nazis did you can read any text explaining their doings with the proper chill as they deserving. It is time for the Nazi movement to give back the same inspiration they got. Read any apologetic writing where you substitute the word Muslim with the word Nazi. Then read it again. I believe this will bring you closer to reality. When they talk about: Oh they are not all Nazis are terrorist. There are many moderate Nazi lives peaceful everywhere, blah blah blah..

  9. French Gendarmerie general Soubelet said on French radio “We are at war, in fact we have been for a while.” …”So I think that we must take today a position which is that of people who are fighting”.

    He is the overseas commander of the Gendarmerie, formerly No 3 until he made an outspoken comment a couple of years, not deemed to be PC. His book will be out tomorrow, « Tout ce qu’il ne faut pas dire “, all that cannot be said. The book is already in the bestseller list at the moment but not at all appreciated by politicians & high command. He doesn’t mince his words.

    So watch this space for further insights on General Soubelet. More info in Fr:,245521

    Maybe storm waves in a teacup, but who knows, there are plenty in France that aren’t simply going to let themselves roll over, since yesterday’s horrible events.

  10. Poland just cancelled their sicko Euro imposed agreement to inject 7,000 Muslims. Bravo Poland!

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