Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/4/2017

A number of dead people were on the rolls of those receiving 24/7 medical care in Sicily, according to a recent government investigation. Similar scams were in operation on the Italian mainland, especially in the area around Naples.

In other news, according to the White House, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will pay a state visit to President Donald Trump on March 14. Beware the Ides of March — just one day later!

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Thanks to Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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» AIM Editor on Daily Ledger About Fake News
» Bumbling Wannabe Jihadi Tried to Join ISIS: Feds
» Enemy Within: Top TPP Negotiator Now Part of Trump Administration
» Ex-CIA Officer Abandoned by Obama: Without Trump Admin, ‘I Would be Spending Tonight in an Italian Prison’
» Krauthammer: No Question Obama Left Behind ‘Landmines’ For Trump, ‘Revenge of the Losers’
» Sessions Recusal an Act of Statesmanship
» The Next Woman’s March is Co-Organized by an Islamic Terrorist
» Trump’s Crackdown on Leaks Unleashes “Paranoia”, More Leaks
» Trump Orders EPA Review of “Horrible” Obama Water Decree
» Trump’s Speech Exposes the Sickness of the Democrat Party
» Trump Administration Needs a Religious Review Board
» Trump to Host Germany’s Merkel at the White House
» TSA Launches “Invasive” Pat-Downs With “More Intimate Contact Than Before”
» Unfit for Duty: Gorka and McMaster
» Valerie Jarrett’s Daughter Will be the ‘Journalist’ Covering Trump’s DOJ for CNN
» A Letter That a Parent Wrote to an Islamic Extremist Public School in Canada (Video)
» Trudeau Rewards a Muslim Terrorist With Citizenship
» Trudeau Keeps Citizenship Promise for Convicted Terrorists
Europe and the EU
» Convicted Terrorist Who Attempted to Leave UK to Join Jihadists Blames Brexit
» Creative Sector Fills UK Coffers as Money Pours Into Film and TV Production
» France’s Fatal Attraction to Islam
» Government Report: Islamists Building ‘Parallel Society’ In Sweden Aided by PC Tolerance
» Italy: Beef Up Control of Naples Territory — Minniti
» Italy: Sicily Dead ‘Got Medical Assistance’
» Nigel Farage Calls French Presidential Election the Most Important in Modern Times
» Terrorism in the UK More Than Trebles in 5 Years
» EU Foreign Policy Chief Booed by Serbian Nationalists After Telling Them to Join Block
» Will the Movie Bitter Harvest Do Justice to the Evils of Communism?
South Asia
» VHP Calls for Equal Population Policy to Check Jihad and Demographic Imbalance
Far East
» The Islamic State Just Threatened China. What Will Beijing Do?
» Dutch Prime Minister to Migrants: ‘Be Normal or be Gone’
» Dutch Elections: Geert Wilders Slams ‘Hate Preachers’ Who Urge Followers to Vote for Migrant Party
» EU Threatens Member States With Fines Over Failure to Accept Refugees
» Italy Migrant Rescues Hit Record as 900 More Saved
» Katie Hopkins: The Swedish Town Where Migrant Gangs Have Killed Multiculturalism Stone Dead and Laugh at Laws They Despise and Defy
» Shock as Hundreds of Migrants Found Camped Out in Cave in Greece
Culture Wars
» Gay Day: A Hollywood Film About Coming Out — as Straight

AIM Editor on Daily Ledger About Fake News

Accuracy in Media Editor Roger Aronoff recently appeared on The Daily Ledger on the One America News Network to discuss how the mainstream media are attempting to delegitimize Donald Trump’s presidency.

The media, along with Democrats, have concocted the story that Russians influenced the election. “So then it became the Russians, the Russians did it,” said Aronoff. “Does anybody believe that if Hillary had won the election, Obama would have expelled 35 Russian diplomats and put these sanctions on? No, of course he wouldn’t have.”

Trump continues to criticize the media for their bias. He recently referred to a Thomas Jefferson quote that “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper.” Along with Trump’s tweets, this has caused the establishment media to claim that Trump is attacking the institution of the free press.

“He is not attacking the institution of the free press, which we all cherish,” said Aronoff. “What he’s pointing out is what we at Accuracy in Media have been pointing out since the 1960s, and that is the liberal, left-wing bias in the so-called mainstream media.”

The Washington Post, in particular, has continued its relentless attacks on President Trump. “You can see it virtually every day reading The Washington Post,” said Aronoff. “It’s quite amazing. I’m still looking for the first story that could be labeled pro-Trump. I’m not even looking for pro-Trump, but just something neutral.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Bumbling Wannabe Jihadi Tried to Join ISIS: Feds

A Long Island dope who dreamed of engaging in “violent jihad” and even traveled abroad to join ISIS, led the feds to his own doorstep when he started gabbing about his intentions after a recent pot arrest, authorities said Saturday.

Elvis Redzepagic journeyed to Turkey and Jordan in attempts to enter Syria so he could join ISIS and the al-Nusrah Front, a branch of al Qaeda, the US Attorney’s office said the day after the wannabe jihadist was busted at his Commack home.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

Enemy Within: Top TPP Negotiator Now Part of Trump Administration

One of the chief negotiators and public advocates for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been named as President Trump’s new special assistant on international trade, investment, and development for the National Economic Council. Andrew Quinn is a former deputy chief negotiator of the TPP who was named to the National Economic Council on Monday by NEC Director Gary Cohn.

Quinn was brought into the Obama White House in 2012, where he not only negotiated for the TPP but also became a public face for defending the controversial trade proposal after the Obama administration faced a backlash of opposition over its unprecedented, sweeping regulatory structure and secrecy.

Andrew Quinn’s inclusion in a Trump administration is shocking given that his support for the TPP is in sharp contrast to President Trump’s steadfast opposition to the trade deal.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Ex-CIA Officer Abandoned by Obama: Without Trump Admin, ‘I Would be Spending Tonight in an Italian Prison’

Former CIA case officer Sabrina De Sousa thanked the Trump administration for intervening to save her from extradition to Italy and imprisonment in a statement on Friday. “I want to extend my deepest appreciation to the Trump administration for all their efforts on my behalf. Without their support I would be spending tonight in an Italian prison,” said De Sousa, in a statement quoted by Fox News.

“The Obama administration and former CIA Director John Brennan abandoned De Sousa the last seven years, and in six weeks, the Trump team made her freedom possible,” Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) told Fox News.

Hoekstra was one of De Sousa’s strongest champions and an outspoken critic of the Obama administration’s conduct in her case. He laid out her case and castigated Obama for abandoning her, along with a healthy dose of criticism for the governments of Italy and Portugal, in a Tuesday op-ed and Fox News:

Originally convicted in absentia in 2009 by the Italian legal system, America, until recently, has done very little to defend and support Sabrina and her family since. They have lived under the shadow of these convictions for years. Now she’s on her way to face punishment in Italy.

Roughly eighteen months ago Sabrina took a risk returning to Portugal. During her trip, Sabrina was arrested and instructed not to leave.

Portugal has detained her ever since.

The Obama administration did nothing for seven years following Sabrina’s conviction. They did nothing while she was detained in Portugal. Meanwhile, President Obama released prisoners from GITMO. The White House handed out pardons. Not a finger was lifted to assist Sabrina.

CIA Director Brennan visited Portugal twice in 2016. Sources in the Portuguese intelligence community indicate that Sabrina’s case was never even discussed.

De Sousa, 61, was working undercover for the CIA in Italy when Egyptian cleric Osama Mustapha Hassan Nasr, a.k.a. Abu Omar, was plucked from the streets and returned to Egypt in an “extraordinary rendition” operation. He was believed to have been involved in a plan to bomb a bus full of school children in Milan.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Krauthammer: No Question Obama Left Behind ‘Landmines’ For Trump, ‘Revenge of the Losers’

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that there’s no question that President Obama “was intent on leaving behind landmines.” He added that “What this is is the revenge of the losers. These are people who wanted to make trouble for an administration of a guy who they thought wasn’t going to win and shouldn’t have won, and to see what happens, and that’s what I think is going on.”

Krauthammer said, “I don’t think there’s any question the president was intent — the former president, was intent on leaving behind landmines. And you’re right, the NSA stuff is curious. Normally, when NSA is listening in on a foreigner, they take great care to redact any American involved. The NSA’s not supposed to spy on Americans. Here, it was the reverse, and there was an obvious attempt, it was reported in the New York Times, to make sure this was spread as widely as possible, that it would become a problem for the Trump administration. I wouldn’t call it the deep state. … What this is is the revenge of the losers. These are people who wanted to make trouble for an administration of a guy who they thought wasn’t going to win and shouldn’t have won, and to see what happens, and that’s what I think is going on. To some extent, it’s happened in other administrations, but I think it’s more obvious, and we’re going to get to the bottom of it, because there are going to be a lot of investigations.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Sessions Recusal an Act of Statesmanship

Democrats’ overcaffeinated cries over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ statements on Russian contacts is an attempt to obfuscate the plain truth: Sessions’ pledge to recuse is an act of statesmanship, not a suggestion that he did anything wrong. It was also brilliant politics.

Yesterday, even though President Trump publicly declared that he was not asking for it or thought it necessary, Sessions announced that he would recuse himself from any investigation involving the Trump campaign. This would include any investigation of any alleged contacts between the campaign and officials in the Russian government.

Normally, if the attorney general is recused on a matter, then the deputy attorney general is in charge. If there is no deputy, then the associate attorney general is in charge. If there is no one in that office either, then the solicitor general is in charge. If that person is not around, then you start going through more than a half-dozen assistant attorneys general.

But only two of those senior posts even have a nominee at this point, and none of them have yet been confirmed by the Senate. So per the executive order governing the order of succession for the Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Dana Boente, is the acting attorney general for any decisions on appointing a special prosecutor, ordering an investigation, or taking any other DOJ actions. Boente was appointed by Barack Obama in 2015.

As soon as the Republican-led Senate confirms Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general or Rachel Brand as associate attorney general, those Trump appointees would take the positions immediately under Sessions and would make all DOJ decisions for any matter where Sessions is recused

But for now that power resides in an official appointed by a president of the opposition party, albeit an official with a long service record in administrations of both parties.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

The Next Woman’s March is Co-Organized by an Islamic Terrorist

it behooves Islamics to promote American women to kill their unborn babies

The initial women’s march was co-organized by a pro-Palestinian Islamic woman named Linda Sarsour. The photo of her picture on a van, is from the first march.

The foolish women attending these marches cannot see that it behooves Islamics to promote American women to kill their unborn babies. Why? Because the typical Islamic family produces 6.2 children and this is how they take over nation states, by sheer numbers. American women have two children per family, sometimes less, sometimes none, and barely replace themselves. The American women involved in this are being played by Islamists for the takeover of the western world, and they’re too stupid to even see it…

“Militant” feminist struggle somehow seems appropriate, considering one of these so-called feminists is Rasmea Yousef Odeh, a former “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine” (PFLP) terrorist who was sentenced to life in prison in Israel in 1970 for her involvement in two terrorist bombings in Jerusalem in 1969. One of the bombings killed two students while they were shopping for groceries (both males) — but Odeh only spent 10 years in prison before being released in a prisoner exchange with the PFLP in 1980.

How Odeh managed to become a US citizen in 2004 without proper vetting is beyond most Americans, and this is what our President wants to stop. Apparently, the INS never bothered to check even google, or they’d have found she was a convicted terrorist.

In 2014, she was convicted of immigration fraud for the lies she told to enter this country, mainly for concealing her arrest, conviction, and imprisonment for the 1969 bombings. However, she won the right to a new trial this coming spring, by claiming she had been suffering from PTSD at the time she lied on her application. Oh, and in her time as a citizen, she worked for a while as an Obamacare navigator. She also served as associate director at the Arab American Action Network in Chicago, Illinois. Odeh’s history is a perfect reason she never should have been allowed in our country.

Americans need to understand that our own government has worked against the citizens to implement the new world order and globalism. This is why the hatred of Donald Trump is so vitriolic. He is not a globalist. He has promised to keep these barbaric savages from infiltrating and destroying our beloved country.

This is why we need our President’s Executive Order stopping potential Islamic terrorists from coming into the United States. The danger to American citizens has been exposed time and again, and the rotten leftist appointed judiciary is fighting the man who wants to protect us!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Trump’s Crackdown on Leaks Unleashes “Paranoia”, More Leaks

There’s no denying at this point that the Trump administration is under full attack from career, liberal bureaucrats seeking his prompt demise. The level of leaks emanating from this administration is so unprecedented that it’s almost hard to keep up with them. In fact, less than two weeks ago we wrote a summary of “The 10 Biggest Leaks Of The Trump Presidency” which has already been rendered completely obsolete by the barrage of new leaks that have occurred since then.

Now, at least according to Reuters and a host of ‘anonymous sources’, the very same people who are waging a war against an administration for purposes of political retribution are concerned that the Trump administration is becoming overly “paranoid.” Shocking…perhaps they should just continue on as if nothing is happening?

Meanwhile, these same people suggest that Trump’s efforts to crack down on leakers, which allegedly includes checking cell phones and restricting access to classified servers, is only serving to harm work place efficiency (you know, because government was so efficient before).

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Trump Orders EPA Review of “Horrible” Obama Water Decree

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday ordering the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and reconsider the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulation, a radical decree issued by the Obama administration purporting to regulate virtually all water and much of the land across America. While stopping short of quashing the controversial rule altogether, analysts described Trump’s executive order as a first step in that process. One prominent activist, Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, called the decision “the most pro-property rights move out of D.C. in two decades.” But there may be more to come; the latest order came amid reports that Trump is readying another executive order to dismantle Obama’s “climate” regulations purporting to limit emissions of the “gas of life” carbon dioxide.

Speaking at a signing ceremony flanked by other top executive and legislative branch officials, Trump used strong language to describe the previous administration’s lawless power grab. “It’s a horrible, horrible rule,” Trump said at a White House signing ceremony surrounded by farmers, ranchers, lawmakers, and officials at all levels of government. “Has sort of a nice name, but everything else is bad.” The EPA’s “so-called Waters of the United States rule,” Trump continued, “is one of the worst examples of federal regulation, and it has truly run amok, and is one of the rules most strongly opposed by farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers all across our land. It’s prohibiting them from being allowed to do what they’re supposed to be doing. It’s been a disaster.”

Indeed, some analyses showed that the rule was so expansive and intrusive that it purported to give the EPA authority to regulate 99 percent or more of the land in states like Montana and Missouri. The regulation drew furious outrage from Americans across the country and all along the political spectrum. Even a Democrat lawmaker who attended the signing ceremony declared that the EPA rule was “unworkable” and that Trump’s actions had shown that concerns among ranchers and farmers were being heard “loud and clear.” Indeed, from Democrats and establishment-minded Republicans to conservative and constitutionalist members of the GOP, Trump’s action won applause from all but the most extreme “environmentalist” fringe groups hoping to regulate Americans and the U.S. economy into oblivion.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Trump’s Speech Exposes the Sickness of the Democrat Party

Trump’s down to earth, straight talk nature is exactly why 60 something million Americans have bonded with him. Meanwhile, political snobs and fake news media still do not get it. The political establishment, Obama’s army of domestic terrorists and fake news media will continue using their standard tried and true tactics to destroy Trump. They will fail.

Watching Trump address Congress, it struck me, “Oh my gosh, every common sense thing Trump says he intends to do beneficial to America is vehemently opposed by the democrats.” What on earth has happened to my dad’s Democrat Party? My fellow Americans, our greatest threat is not ISIS. It is the Democrat Party.

Here are just a few Trump putting America first promises that have enraged democrats, launching a scorched earth policy to stop him.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Trump Administration Needs a Religious Review Board

It is long past time to establish a Religious Review Board (RRB). Is this an outlandishly absurd proposal? Not at all. Serious problems require equally serious solutions. The call for establishing a Religious Review Board may be seen as an attempt to curb Islam. The truth is: it is.

Encroaching Islam with its rule of Sharia presents an imminent threat to subvert and replace the Constitution that governs our lives. Unlike Muslims who practice taqiyya -lying or dissimulation-I proudly speak the truth. Truth should never be sacrificed at the altar of any goal. I firmly believe that truthfulness is indeed the foundation of all virtues…

Muslims, under the banner of religion, are infringing blatantly on the rights of others, not only in Islamic countries, but also in much of the non-Muslim world. By their acts of dogmatic savagery, Muslims are finally awaking the non-Muslim democracies to the imminent threat of Islamofascism keen on destroying their free secular societies.

Islam was birthed by primitives of some 1400 years ago and over time invaded much of the world at the point of a sword. Presently, the Islamists, with their treasuries flush with petrodollars, are in a great position to realize their perennial dream of bringing the world under the rule of Muhammad’s Umma. On the one hand, Pakistan is already a nuclear power and Iran aims to be one before very long. On the other, Muslim governments and wealthy Sheikhs are funding Islamic schools, centers and front organizations in the West to work from within at the unraveling of the non-Islamic democratic systems.

The large number of Muslims arrival of recent years is posing a serious problem to this nation of all nations. Bluntly speaking, no one can be a Muslim and an American at the same time. Here are some of the reasons.

1) A Muslim is, first and foremost, an Ummaist-a citizen of international Islam. So, when a Muslim takes the American Pledge of Allegiance, he is either ignorant of the implication of his pledge or is lying willfully. Ignorance is never a valid reason in the court of law, and lying in the process of becoming a citizen is grounds for denying the application and even deporting the violator. Sadly enough, Taqiyya-lying, or dissimulation-is not only condoned, it is recommended to Muslims in their scripture. Hence, a Muslim can and would lie without any compunction, whenever it is expedient.

2) Muslims, by belief and practice, are the most blatant violators of human rights. We hardly need to detail here Muslims’ systemic cruel treatment of unbelievers, women of all persuasions, and any and all minorities across the globe. To Muslims, human rights have a different meaning, and its protective provisions are reserved strictly for Muslims-primarily for Muslim men. Just a couple of examples should suffice for now.

A) Oppression of women, for one, is so systemic in Islam that to this day women are, at best, second-class citizens under Islamic law. Saudi Arabia, the custodian of Islamdom, denies women the right to drive, vote or hold elective offices-the most basic rights of citizens in democratic societies. For another, no non-Islamic literature is allowed in Saudi Arabia.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Trump to Host Germany’s Merkel at the White House

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House later this month.

A White House official says the meeting will take place on March 14. It will be the first in-person meeting between Trump and the German chancellor since the U.S. election.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

TSA Launches “Invasive” Pat-Downs With “More Intimate Contact Than Before”

As a result of a study, which found that weapons routinely make it past airport security, the TSA is introducing “more rigorous” and “comprehensive” physical inspections at airports around the country, according to Bloomberg. The security agency, which until now had the option of using five different types of physical pat-downs in the screening line, is eliminating the “options” and replacing them with a single, universal method which would involve heavier groping. The Transportation Security Administration made the announcement to its agents this week, and in the case of Denver International Airport employees, advised employees and flight crews on Thursday that the “more rigorous” searches “will be more thorough and may involve an officer making more intimate contact than before.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Unfit for Duty: Gorka and McMaster

One of the key issues that President Trump campaigned on (and won on) was finally addressing jihad and sharia in an honest and forthright manner. And while I have cringed a bit when I hear President Trump use the term “radical Islamic terrorism,” it is light years ahead of what President Obama or President Bush ever said. President Bush used the term “islamofacsist” once, and was beaten back so brutally by jihad-linked Islamic groups such as CAIR that he never said it again. Is that any way to win a war? And radical Islam is …redundant.

Mike Flynn’s resignation was a major setback, but the selection of Hayward (who refused it) and then McMaster indicated that President Trump was caving to RINO establishment dhimmitude. McMaster claims using the watered down term “radical Islamic terrorism” is unhelpful — not because it is diluted, but because it isn’t accurate, because the terrorists are “un-Islamic.” Madness.

Sebastian Gorka peddles a false narrative as well. Speaking at CPAC this last weekend, Sebastian Gorka stated: “Zuhdi (Jasser) knows it better than anybody because he understands that this isn’t about poverty or lack of education. It’s about people who are fighting for the soul of Islam — not a war with Islam, but a war inside Islam; as King Abdullah, as General Sisi has said, for which version is going to win.” This is absurd. First off, Jasser lives in his own Islam — considered heretical. He would be killed as a “hypocrite” and “apostate” under Islamic law. He’s been kicked out of his mosque twice. We have crossed swords before and battled about his fallacies here…

The new National Security Advisor — Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster — and the Counter-Terrorism advisor to the President of the United States — Sebastian Gorka — both unequivocally state the “terrorist” threat America faces has nothing to do with “true” Islam.

Both men are catastrophically wrong and, therefore, are leading America down a disastrous road towards defeat.

The New York Times, Guardian, and CNN all report Lt General McMaster told members of the National Security Council Thursday he felt “radical Islamic terrorism” was an unhelpful way to describe terrorism because becoming a terrorist is actually “un-Islamic” in the first place.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Valerie Jarrett’s Daughter Will be the ‘Journalist’ Covering Trump’s DOJ for CNN

Poor CNN. They’re in the ratings dumper, their brand perception has cratered, and every time you see Jake Tapper, he looks like he was just roughed-up in an alley. Wolf Blitzer appears to be in perpetual melt-down mode, and Chris Cuomo spends his time explaining why little girls need to get used to seeing grown men naked in their bathrooms.

In short, the whole thing is a mess, and everyone knows it. The once-great news net is now a laughing stock.

There are lots of reasons why this is happening, but chief among them has to be “constant, unapologetic, bias.” What used to be a left-wing undercurrent has swelled into a raging river of vapid, pro-Democrat, coverage.

One might think that their current woes would have them rethinking their approach. …One would be wrong.

According to a new press release, CNN’s bias is once again on full display as none other than Laura Jarrett — Valerie Jarrett’s daughter — will be the pretend journalist assigned to coverage of President Trump’s DOJ.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

A Letter That a Parent Wrote to an Islamic Extremist Public School in Canada (Video)

Islam has taken over Boyne Public School in Milton, Ontario. The white teachers and faculty there are forcing all the children in the school to adopt Islam.

This parent, Nicole McKenzie protested and the school punished her children for not becoming Muslims.

This is an interview with that brave lady who had to move her children to the Catholic School Board just to keep her children safe from Radical Muslim elementary school students.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Trudeau Rewards a Muslim Terrorist With Citizenship

Zakaria Amara is a convicted terrorist, serving a life sentence for his role in a plot to murder scores of Canadians. And now, thanks to a Trudeau government bill passed through the Senate this week, Amara will soon be given the privilege of Canadian citizenship.

After all, a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian, right?

In the case of Amara, this “Canadian” was born in Jordan and raised in Saudi Arabia.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Trudeau Keeps Citizenship Promise for Convicted Terrorists

Convicted terrorist Zakaria Amara, a key figure in the Islamic extremist “Toronto 18” group, will be getting his Canadian citizenship back thanks to legislation from the Trudeau government.

Amara planned a number of terrorist attacks that included a raid on the Canadian House of Commons and beheading then-Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The group was thwarted by the coordinated counter-terrorism efforts of various intelligence and police departments.

Amara, a dual Jordanian-Canadian citizen, was convicted in 2009 and given a life sentence in prison. He lost his Canadian citizenship in 2015 after the previous Conservative government passed legislation to strip convicted terrorists of their citizenship.

Liberal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen introduced counter legislation this week in the Canadian Parliament that would reinstate Amara’s citizenship and make additional changes to immigration laws.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

Convicted Terrorist Who Attempted to Leave UK to Join Jihadists Blames Brexit

A police raid of Ryan Counsell’s home found a ‘wealth of Islamic extremist material’ as well as bomb-making instructions

A convicted terrorist who left his wife and young family to fight in the Philippines has blamed Brexit for his behaviour.

Ryan Counsell, 28, said he wished to escape the UK political climate and seek an “idyllic life” under Sharia law.

He was in the final stages of planning his trip to fight with terrorist group Abu Sayyaf when he was arrested last July, and later sentenced to eight years in prison.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

Creative Sector Fills UK Coffers as Money Pours Into Film and TV Production

At a time when the British economy is looking for leadership, step forward Darth Vader, Adele and Queen Victoria. One of the reasons GDP growth has stayed robust since the EU referendum is the UK’s creative sector, which has produced buoyant box office receipts thanks to Star Wars, healthy sales of Adele’s latest album and global demand for homegrown TV productions such as Victoria.

[Comment: I would go further and say that future UK economic growth will be enhanced by the break from the EU.]

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

France’s Fatal Attraction to Islam

Instead of fighting to save what is savable, French opinion-makers are already writing the terms of surrender.

By hybridizing cultures and rejecting Christianity, France will soon end up not even teaching also Arabic, but only Arabic, and marking Ramadan instead of Easter.

Instead of wasting their time trying to organize an “Islam of France”, French political leaders, opinion makers and think tanks should look for ways to counter the creeping Islamization of their country. Otherwise, we may soon be seeing not only a “Grand Imam de France”, but also lashes and stonings on the Champs Élysées.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

Government Report: Islamists Building ‘Parallel Society’ In Sweden Aided by PC Tolerance

Aided by a politically correct culture of “tolerance”, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is secretly building a “parallel” society in Sweden by infiltrating organisations and political parties, a government report has concluded.

Surprisingly, the document takes aim at “political elites” for fostering a doctrine of multiculturalism and silence, which can help and facilitate the nefarious ends of anti-democratic organisation like the Brotherhood.

Somewhat predictably, however, the publication of such claims in Sweden — where open criticism of liberal, multicultural ideals is rare — has caused a row, with critics labelling the report “conspiratorial” and claiming it misrepresents Islam.

Published Friday, the document was commissioned by Sweden’s Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), part of the country’s Ministry of Defence, which is responsible for civil protection and public safety.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

Italy: Beef Up Control of Naples Territory — Minniti

Response in next few hours

(ANSA) — Naples, March 1 — Interior Minister Marco Minniti said after chairing a public order committee meeting in Naples Wednesday that “the first problem to tackle is boosting the control of the territory, we must give a response starting in the next few hours”. The minister said that Naples was “dramatically out of control” regarding law and order.

He said only 52% of Naples’ CCTV cameras were working, “while they all should be”.

The meeting was called after a string of shootings in the southern Italian city, mostly in drug turf wars among the local Camorra mafia.

Naples Mayor Luigi de Magistris hailed the results of the “very profitable” meeting, saying that Naples authorities would soon be able to offer responses to a wave of “robberies, ambushes, shooting up shops and the wounding of the innocent”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Italy: Sicily Dead ‘Got Medical Assistance’

Governor Crocetta ordered probe

(ANSA) — Palermo, March 1 — An unspecified number of dead people were on record as getting round-the-clock medical assistance from regional health bodies, according to a probe into disabled benefit cheating ordered by Governor Rosario Crocetta after the recent resignation of Gianluca Micciché as regional family policy chief, sources said Wednesday. The scandal is one of many cases of benefit cheating around Italy.

Several cases have been in southern Italy, with Campania, the region around Naples, and Sicily leading the way.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Nigel Farage Calls French Presidential Election the Most Important in Modern Times

FORMER Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said that the French presidential election could be the ultimate battle between the EU superstate elite and those who value national sovereignty.

Mr Farage said the upcoming presidential election in France could be “the most important in modern times”.

Speaking to RT UK, the former Ukip leader said that said the election could be a battle for the future of Europe’s ideology.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

Terrorism in the UK More Than Trebles in 5 Years

A major new study has revealed terror attacks in the UK have more than tripled in the last five years.

The shocking report also reveals that Islamist-related offences have doubled in the last five years, while the rate of beheadings and stabbings has increased eleven-fold.

London and Birmingham have been identified as housing the most offenders, with East London home to half of London-based offenders (22 per cent overall), the most common boroughs being Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest.

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EU Foreign Policy Chief Booed by Serbian Nationalists After Telling Them to Join Block

THE European Union’s foreign policy chief was met with a cascade of boos and pro-Russian chants when she addressed the Serbian parliament this week.

Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign affairs chief, was drowned out by Serbian MPs as she called for integrating the Western Balkans into the European bloc.

Several nationalist MPs in the Belgrade parliament interrupted the EU chief’s address several times as she told them that Serbia was one of the next to join the 27-member bloc.

The right-wing Serbian lawmakers, who passionately oppose Serbia’s bid to join the EU, banged on benches and chanted: “Serbia, Russia, we don’t need the union!”

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Will the Movie Bitter Harvest Do Justice to the Evils of Communism?

Communist persecution and the deliberate famine Stalin engineered in Ukraine: In only a few years, some 6-7 million Ukrainians perished in what they call the Holodomor.

Over the years we have been overwhelmed with extraordinary movies and documentaries about the Holocaust and the various atrocities of Nazi Germany. These horrific crimes against humanity deserve to be examined over and over again so they are never repeated.

But we see so little about the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) which killed more people than Hitler did, rivaled the repressive state apparatus of Nazi Germany, and easily outlasted the so-called Thousand-Year Reich. There have been plenty of movies about what Communism did to human beings but there has never been a Schindler’s List (1993) — at least not in English — for the victims of Communism. Schindler’s List, for anyone who has never seen it, is a masterpiece. It is a powerful, deeply moving, widely embraced account of the suffering of Jews in the Krakow Ghetto and then in the death camps.

The many victims of Nazism have been depicted and honored — as they should be — – over and over again.

But the tens of millions of people murdered by Communism have not. It is long past time for a true cinematic masterpiece to show the brutal ravages of Communism.

Perhaps the fact it hasn’t been done has something to do with the fact that during World War II the USSR was our ally so it was treated with kid gloves by American cinema. The Hollywood Left was not keen on portraying Communism honestly during the Cold War. If anything, movies like Reds (1981) romanticized Communism to an extent.

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VHP Calls for Equal Population Policy to Check Jihad and Demographic Imbalance

Vishwa Hindu Parishad urges UN to frame equal population policy to check jihadi populace.

Prasad Roy | HENB | New Delhi | March 4, 2017:: Observing the dire consequences that ‘jihadi terrorism cannot be tackled through military action alone, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday urged the United Nations to evolve policies to ensure demographic balance through equal population rights.

India is facing a grave threat of jihadi terrorism and the situation is poised to become more dangerous unless the United Nations frame an equal population policy to curb the menace, the VHP today said.

Citing a report of American think tank Pew Research Center, Vishwa Hindu Parishad Joint General Secretary Dr Surendra Jain in a statement said, “Jihadi terrorism poses a grave threat when the Muslim population is 23 per cent, the situation is poised to become dangerous by 2050 when it rises to 30 per cent.”

“As compared to any non-Islamic country, India is facing a dangerous situation from the point of view of Islamic terrorism… We firmly believe that there cannot be only a military solution to jihadi terrorism,” he said.

As such, he said, the United Nations should take a decision in favour of having an equal population policy and India will have to take fast steps in this direction.

He, however, did not elaborate on what the policy will focus on…

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The Islamic State Just Threatened China. What Will Beijing Do?

Earlier this week, Uyghur foreign fighters with the self-proclaimed Islamic State featured in a propaganda video released by the group threatening attacks in China. In the video, the fighters threaten that Chinese blood will “flow in rivers” and that they will plant their caliphate’s flag in China. (The SITE Intelligence Group has a deeper analysis and translation of the video available here.)

China has long worried that disaffected ethnic Uyghurs — primarily based in the restive western province of Xinjiang, but also across the Chinese border in Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan — would serve as a powerful vector for the Islamic State to set its sights on Chinese targets.

What will China do? It will end in Mass Graves.

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Dutch Prime Minister to Migrants: ‘Be Normal or be Gone’

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has warned immigrants to “be normal or be gone” — adding that people who seek freedom in the Netherlands but “reject our values” should leave.

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Dutch Elections: Geert Wilders Slams ‘Hate Preachers’ Who Urge Followers to Vote for Migrant Party

Geert Wilders, leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV) that is just 11 days away from potentially winning the Dutch general election has hit out at so-called “hate preachers” who have used their religious influence to call on their followers to vote for the migrant-interest ‘Denk’ (Think) party.

After the messages from a number of “notorious hate preachers” became public on Friday, Mr. Wilders took to Twitter to slam their intervention in the Dutch election process. Retweeting a scan of an article in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Mr Wilders wrote: “Can those imams of hate, and Denk too, not bugger off for Allah’s sake to some Muslim country?”.

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EU Threatens Member States With Fines Over Failure to Accept Refugees

For months now, Europe Union member states have been devastated by numerous terrorist attacks and acts of violent crime, many of which were perpetrated at the hands of people who sought asylum from persecution in their home countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Here is just a small sample of our headlines from the past couple of months:

12 Dead, 48 Injured After Pakistan-Born Refugee Rammed Truck Into Berlin Christmas Market

Machete-Wielding Man Shot At Paris Louvre After Attacking Soldier, Shouting “Allahu Akbar”

“War In Paris” — ISIS Claims Responsibility For Deadly Attacks Killing 127: The Full Summary

ISIS Mastermind Behind Istanbul Terrorist Attack Was A “Refugee” Protected By Europe

Sweden Creates 55 “No-Go Zones” As It Loses Control Of Refugee Crisis

But despite the violence that seems to follow Europe’s growing migrant population, European Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos says that member states are falling short of fulfilling “their duty” to help international refugees. As such, Avramopoulos has threatened economic penalties as early as September for states that refuse to accept their ‘fair share’ of 160,000 Syrian refugees currently residing in Italy and Greece. Per Yahoo News:

[Comment: Check out the cartoon.]

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Italy Migrant Rescues Hit Record as 900 More Saved

The number of migrants rescued at sea this year in operations run by Italy’s coastguard topped 15,000 on Friday after another 900 people were saved, including eight-month-old Syrian twins and five other babies.

The latest operations confirm a sharp upward spike in winter departures from troubled Libya.

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Katie Hopkins: The Swedish Town Where Migrant Gangs Have Killed Multiculturalism Stone Dead and Laugh at Laws They Despise and Defy

A reader is very angry because I suggested the child raped by a 45-year-old migrant (posing as an unaccompanied minor) was 14.

In fact, he was 12.

This is the state of liberalism today. So determined to prove I am wrong, my observations erroneous, the stories I have on tape inaccurate, that it has lost all sight of the raped migrant child crumpled in the corner.

Similarly, the ‘we know better brigade’ are so puffed up with smug self-importance as they point out Trump got his dates confused over the troubles in Sweden, they can’t see past their own chest to the riots in Rinkeby…

I asked Mattias Karlsson, leader of the Swedish Democrats — currently leading in the polls — why other politicians refuse to acknowledge the problems right in front of their eyes.

He explained that to accept there is a problem would mean accepting nearly 80 years of liberal thinking was wrong. That multiculturalism doesn’t work, that mass immigration does not lead to integration, that Sweden has made a big mistake.

A stranger came up to me in a coffee shop to say much the same thing. She had read my first report. She implored me to shout louder.

She said Sweden cannot go on pretending it is some kind of utopia. That it is on a path to fail, that her friends fear Sweden is being overwhelmed.

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Shock as Hundreds of Migrants Found Camped Out in Cave in Greece

HUNDREDS of migrants have been found living in a cave by the Mediterranean sea in squalid conditions as they attempt to get into mainland Europe.

Raids on the idyllic island of Crete uncovered 112 migrants who were rescued after being found camped out in a cave.

Some 18 people were arrested after the migrants were discovered, some of whom had been living in abandoned farm buildings.

The cave and outhouses were near the village of Tsoutsouros, Southern Crete.

All those arrested were men aged 18-2, who have been taken into custody.

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Gay Day: A Hollywood Film About Coming Out — as Straight

In this age where “coming out” as homosexual is cheered and turning straight jeered, Hollywood has long been at the forefront of pushing the pink front. Thus is the recently released film I Am Michael an eyebrow-raising anomaly, portraying the true story of a homosexuality activist who left his former ways, married, and became a Christian minister.

Debuting at the Sundance Film Festival in February 2015 but not released for distribution until late January, the movie features A-list actors James Franco, Emma Roberts, and Daryl Hannah. It tells the story of Michael Glatze, who went from opining that Christian fundamentalists should burn in Hell to the business of keeping people out of it.

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/4/2017

  1. On Gorka and Islam. I believe Geller is wrong on Gorka. I have read the transcript from an AM radio interview done a few days ago in the U.S. From what I read I formed the opinion that he has a solid handle on what Islam truly represents. Maybe Geller is expecting too much from this Trump administration and far too quickly because it takes time to get policies into place while having to deal with too many ruffled feathers which tend to delay the effects of such policy.

    • My thinking too. I just read Gorka’s book, and it seemed pretty much on the money.

  2. The movie “The Killing Fields” for me was the definitive movie of the evils of Communism. Another interesting move to watch is “Look Who’s Back” (available on Netflix streaming,'s_Back_(film). I found it was the typical leftist propaganda seen in Germany regarding the rise of the Pegida movement in Europe, but what is interesting is the end scenes where the Hitler character is riding around in an open car, and they film the response of a cross section of Germans. Watch the facial expressions of the “Turks” in Germany. There is almost a delight on their faces, and they respond with the famous Nazi salute almost uniformly (one exception). The ethnic Germans have a more mixed response, ranging from mostly amusement to hated (they understand it’s a joke, though perhaps in poor taste). The Turks actually seem delighted to see a Hitler character. Too bad the producers did not take a more nuanced approach to expose the fascists of the left and Islam (the Hitler character does favor the Green party however, so some semblance of balance was at least given lip service). It would have made for a far more thought provoking movie, instead of mere propaganda.

  3. ** an equal population policy **

    Unless forced sterilization of Muslims or expulsion are meant this is pointless posturing. Even “equal policy” is a concession. Muslims are the enemies of all infidels in Dar al-Harb (and in Dar al-Islam for that matter). A repeat of Partition is necessary either ceding additional territory of the nation or forcible expulsion. Other infidel nations have the same options.

    We are already in a state of war with plain vanilla Islam (and our treacherous gooney bird leftist and globalist elites) and we can shy from that war as though all war is as pointless as the First World War or embrace war with a vengeance as as life preserving as that which took place before those Viennese gates a few short years ago.

    Muslims intend to conquer, subdue, rob, kill, or humiliate infidel scum whether by the sword or the womb. Infidels should choose the one they find the most appealing to them. The options are only – repeat only – these and, it hardly need be stated, implacable war on Islam.

    Minority Muslim populations will grow and voluntary measures to keep from being overwhelmed and to reverse prior stupidities will fail. When has “Would you be so kind as to . . . ” ever worked with Muslims?

      • Thanks, Nemesis. I risk being called insensitive, I know. 🙂

        If someone in a hospital bed says I am going to destroy your life as soon as I get stronger that, like the prospect of imminent execution, ought to cause you to strive for mental clarity respecting the nature of your predicament.

        The preferred course of action for the Western Treason Class is to pretend that the man in the hospital bed really didn’t mean what he said.

        Meanwhile the man gets stronger and stronger, the benefit to you from his presence in your life completely unexplained.

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