Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/10/2017

In the wake of the terrorist attack committed in Stockholm by a failed asylum seeker, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said that Sweden would never return to its former mass immigration policies. Meanwhile Säpo, the Swedish security police agency, announced its concern that revenge attacks by the far right are becoming increasingly likely, and that it intends to act to prevent them.

In other news, an expert on terrorism warned that Europe must brace itself for an increasing number of terror attacks by radical extremists.

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Financial Crisis
» ISTAT Sees Solid Eurozone Growth
» Italy: Recovery Held Back Without Credit — Confindustria
» Not Prepared: Will Most Americans be Absolutely Blindsided by Multiple Wars and a Simultaneous Economic Collapse?
 
USA
» Abandonment of the American Ethos
» Black Lives Matter Screams ‘White Supremacy’ When Demands Not Met
» Calls for Amazon to Stop Selling ‘Racist’ Trump Wall Party Costume
» CNN Has a Huge Problem They Don’t Want You to Know…
» ‘Concerned Students’ Want Free Shuttle to Mosque
» Cook County Judge Shot Dead, Girlfriend Wounded Outside Far South Side Home
» Gorsuch Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice Ahead of Key Cases
» ‘How Dare You Work on Whites’: Professors Under Fire for Research on White Mortality
» San Bernardino Elementary School Shooting: 2 Reported Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide
» San Bernardino Elementary School Shooting: 2 Adults Dead, 2 Students Critically Injured in Suspected Murder-Suicide
» Shocking: Joy Villa Releases Viral Video: 10 Hours Walking NYC as a Trump
» Snowden: Bitter Lesson: When Any Government Conceals Knowledge of Vulnerabilities in Common Software
» Top Dems Call for Anti-War Congresswoman to be Ousted
» When Jovian Light and Dark Collide
 
Europe and the EU
» Another Female Bronze Age Icon is Now Known to Have Travelled Across Europe
» Bronze Age House Discovered in Slovakia
» Cathedral Closures Possible Amid Cash Crisis, Church of England Says
» Danish Police Arrest Three Teenagers for Dropping Stones From Bridge on Vehicles
» Danish Capital to Increase Pedestrian Safety After Stockholm Terror Attack
» Europe Will Face Even More Deadly Terrorist Attacks, Security Expert Warns
» French Catholics Tempted by Far Right in Presidential Election
» Germany Won’t Spend 2 Percent on Defense, Says SPD Candidate
» Hungary’s President Signs Bill Aimed at Soros-Founded School
» Hungary’s President Signs Law That Could Oust Soros-Founded College
» Iceland Magma Drilling Project May Revive Giant UK Power Cable Link
» Italy: 15 Indictments in Seat Pagine Gialle Bankruptcy
» Italy: 2 Bn in Damages From Pop. Vicenza Ex-Heads
» Italy Marks ‘Carbonara Day’ Amid Hot Debate on Recipe
» Italy: Occhionero Snooping Siblings Fast-Track Trial Asked
» Le Pen Compared to Her Father for Her Comments on WWII Roundup of Jews
» Le Pen Hails ‘Brexit as Formidable’ Reason for French European Divorce
» Made in Germany: The Very Deutsch Origins of the Easter Bunny
» Man Arrested Near Leipzig Was ‘Planning Attack in Berlin’: Report
» Netherlands: Four Boys Arrested at PEGIDA Protest in Groningen
» Netherlands: Identity Theft More Than Doubles, Ministry Hotline Shows
» Oldest Tooth Filling Was Made by an Ice Age Dentist in Italy
» Protest Mars Corsica Rally for French Far-Right Leader Le Pen
» Rome Metro Workers Accidentally Discovered an Ancient Aqueduct
» Sinn Fein Believes United Ireland is ‘When Not if’ As Brexit Looms, Insists Ex Politician
» Smolensk Plane Crash Divides Poland to This Day
» Stockholm Attack: Who is Suspect Rakhmat Akilov?
» Sweden: Minister Calls for Meeting to Prevent Truck Hijackings
» Sweden: Concerns of Far-Right Revenge Attacks: Säpo
» Swedish Police Chief Shut Down by Interior Minister After Call to Deport Terror Suspects
» Swedish Radio: Stockholm Attack Suspect Had Jihadi Links
» Syrian Teen Sentenced in Germany Over Bomb Plot
» Teen Asylum-Seeker ID’d as Suspect in Norway Explosive Case
» Terror Expert: Europe Needs to Brace Itself for ‘More and More’ Islamist Attacks
» Wealthy Roman Settlement Discovered Beneath Britain’s Longest Road
» Were the Aztecs Like the Nazis? Experts Probe Claim by Spain’s Public TV Chief
» Why Do the Nordics Trust One Another?
» Wilders Plans Sequels to Anti-Islam Film Fitna
 
Balkans
» Italy: European Policy Institute in Skopje, Tired of the EU Rhetoric
» World Bank: Western Balkan Countries Growing at Faster Pace
 
North Africa
» Bishop Damian: Egypt Terror ‘A Declaration of War Against Copts’
» Egypt Terror Ensnares Israel as Sinai Border Crossing Closed
» Egypt Mourns Coptic Church Attack Victims
» Media Hides Dead After 44+ Killed in Egypt Church Bombings on Palm Sunday
» Understanding Anti-Christian Terrorism in Egypt
» ‘Where Should We Pray?’: Furious Families of Coptic Christians Killed in ISIS Massacre Blame Egyptian Authorities for Failing to Protect Them as Victims of Second Palm Sunday Blast Are Laid to Rest
 
Middle East
» Billion Dollar Saudi and Emeriti Economic Projects for Sudan President Bashir Revealed at Arab League Summit
» Breaking: Syrian Gas Attack Leads Back to Hillary Clinton and Benghazi
» Erdogan’s Cleric Calls for Turkish Nuclear Weapons
» Fmr UK Ambassador: ‘Trump Has Just Given Jihadis a Thousand Reasons to Stage Fake Flag Operations’
» Swedoctors: Syria’s Gassed Babies Video Fraud
» ‘Syria Will Implode’ If Al-Assad Steps Down, Ex-Ambassador Warns
» Syria War: US Missiles ‘Took Out 20% of Aircraft’
» The Personal Cost of German-Turkish Discord
» ‘We Are Losing Sight’ Farage Believes Assad Will Eradicate ISIS Threat to the West
» Yemen Aid Workers: ‘If Ever There Was a Time for Support, Then it’s Now’
 
Caucasus
» Chechnya Opens World’s First Concentration Camp for Homosexuals Since Hitler’s in the 1930s Where Campaigners Say Gay Men Are Being Tortured With Electric Shocks and Beaten to Death
» Chechnya’s Islamic Regime Begins Sending Homosexuals to Concentration Camps
 
South Asia
» Islamist and Anti-Semitic References Were Hidden in an X-Men Comic Book by the Artist
» Kashmir Violence: Eight Killed in Clashes During by-Election
» Marvel Pulls Comic Over Hidden Koranic Messages
» Why is the Pakistani State Afraid of Academics and Intellectuals?
 
Far East
» Artificial Intelligence Poker Bot Continues to Crush Human Players
» First Rail Freight Service to China Departs UK
» US and North Korea ‘Closer to Brink’ Of Accidental Conflict
 
Australia — Pacific
» 19th-Century European Artifacts Unearthed in New Zealand
» Australia Says it’s Ready to Supply Uranium to India
» Mass Bleaching Hits Great Barrier Reef for Second Year in a Row
» Violence in a Place of Prayer: Muslim Men Throw Punches and Abuse Each Other as Wild Brawl Erupts Inside a Melbourne Mosque
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Somali Official: Somali Security Forces Rescue Hijacked Boat
» South African President Jacob Zuma: Protesters Racists
 
Latin America
» French Guiana: The Part of South America Facing a Total Shutdown
» Venezuelans Mount Another Wave of Anti-Government Protests
» Will Mexico Get Half of Its Territory Back?
 
Immigration
» Donald Trump’s Pick for Top Economic Adviser is Pro-Immigration, Pro-Outsourcing
» Grande-Synthe Migrant Camp: Fire and Fighting Breaks Out in Dunkirk
» Muslims Turning From Islam in Droves, Churches Seeing Revival
» People Smuggler Jailed for Hiding Iranian Migrant in Car at Channel Tunnel
» Stockholm Terror Suspect Was to be Deported From Sweden in January — But Police Couldn’t Find Him
» Sweden Will ‘Never Go Back’ To the Days of Mass Immigration After Failed Asylum Seeker Launched Friday’s Truck Attack in Stockholm, Says the Country’s Shell-Shocked PM
» Sweden Will ‘Never Go Back’ To Mass Immigration After Stockholm Terror, Says Shocked PM
 
Culture Wars
» Italy: Rome Vicariate ‘Stunned’ By Abortion Pill Availability
 
General
» Squid and Octopus Can Edit and Direct Their Own Brain Genes
» Volcanic Activity on Ancient Mars May Have Produced Organic Life
 

ISTAT Sees Solid Eurozone Growth

Statistics agency says recovery likely to continue

(ANSA) — Rome, April 6 — Italian national statistics agency ISTAT said Thursday that it saw positive growth prospects for the eurozone. It said business indicators for the area have been positive in recent months, suggesting a continuation of the recovery. In the first quarter, the eurozone economy is expected to have grown at a similar pace as registered at the end of 2016 (+0.4%), then slightly faster in Q2 (+0.5%) before returning to +0.4% in Q3 2017, it said. “Investment is forecast to strengthen, driven by improvedexpectations about the near-term outlook,” ISTAT said.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Recovery Held Back Without Credit — Confindustria

Industrial employers bemoan 2.2% drop in loans

(ANSA) — Rome, April 6 — Italy’s economic recovery risks being held back unless businesses’ access to credit improves, the research centre of industrial employers’ confederation Confindustria said Thursday. “There has been a slow improvement in the economy for two years along with a strong contraction in credit to companies,” read a Confindustria report ahead of the ECOFINmeeting in Malta. “The question is how long it can last”.

The report bemoaned a 2.2% fall in bank loans to businesses in 2016, while business loans granted by Italy’s four biggest banks dropped 0.8%.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Not Prepared: Will Most Americans be Absolutely Blindsided by Multiple Wars and a Simultaneous Economic Collapse?

According to CBS News, an astounding three-fourths of all Americans have to “scramble to cover their living costs” each month. In other words, most of the country is either living paycheck to paycheck or very close to it. But instead of tightening their belts and trying to put something away for the very hard times that are coming, most Americans are completely and utterly unprepared for what is ahead because the people that they trust on television keep telling them that everything is going to be okay. Unfortunately, everything is not going to be “okay”, and when things start falling apart all around us there is going to be a lot of anger directed toward those that have been lulling everyone into a false sense of security.

One of the reasons why I am sounding the alarm so loudly is so that people will not be blindsided by the things that are about to happen to this country. As you will see below, we are on the precipice of two major wars, conditions are ripe for a devastating economic collapse, and if you were to throw in a major natural disaster or two you would have a recipe for the kind of “perfect storm” that many have been warning about.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Abandonment of the American Ethos

Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, and Madison all subscribed to the view that the survival of liberty and republican government depended on instilling in our youth a deep appreciation for the lessons of the American revolution; for the fight to secure a government instituted for the very purpose of protecting the rights of the governed; for virtue, piety and industry; and for the need to defend republicanism (a devotion to secure the hard fought gains of the revolution against measures that would invariably aim to destroy it in service to the ambitions of those in power). Educators kept faith with the founding generation and fulfilled that promise well until after the 1930’s with a radical departure occurring in the 1960’s and continuing to this day.

Our forebears knew that if we did not raise youth to appreciate the ideological origins of the American republic, to comprehend the many hard fought battles for independence, and to appreciate the fundamental differences between liberty and tyranny, a republic and a despotic government, and a mixed constitution and a government of centralized powers, the resulting ignorance would be the greatest threat to the survival of a republican form of government. We would lack the intellectual fortitude and patriotic zeal needed to defend the republic against those ever present threats to liberty at home and abroad that seek to subvert liberty in pursuit of self-interest. Over the last sixty years, we have experienced that grave turn. The new generation that now embraces socialism, that has not even a modicum of understanding of or appreciation for American history, and that does not understand the meaning of liberty or of tyranny are ill equipped to exercise the vigilance required to restore, defend, and perpetuate our republican form of government.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Black Lives Matter Screams ‘White Supremacy’ When Demands Not Met

When the president of the College of William & Mary (W&M) in Williamsburg, Virginia had enough of being told what to do by the local student chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLM), aggressive activists immediately proclaimed his “white supremacy” and “patriarchy,” The College Fix Reports.

They also stated college president W. Taylor Reveley III “should not have his job.” Reveley was sick and tired of BLM — who call themselves “Built on Our Backs” at the college — always insisting and never requesting that their agenda be followed.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Calls for Amazon to Stop Selling ‘Racist’ Trump Wall Party Costume

In the summer of 2016, Los Angeles resident Jerónimo Saldaña saw a supporter of Donald Trump at a march wearing a costume with a brick pattern and bearing the slogan ‘Mexico will pay!’ — in reference to the then presidential candidate’s pledge to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. At the time, the 37-year-old political activist assumed it was home made and he would never see one again.

He was wrong. In March of this year, Saldaña saw another, this time on a Facebook page. After a short online search he discovered the costume could be bought on Amazon.

“I was very annoyed. It seemed a way of normalizing Caucasian supremacy,” said Saldaña. “That same day, I published a petition directed at Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, in Mijente [an online publication for the US Latino community]. I wanted to tell everybody that Amazon was promoting anti-Latino feelings, the same as the president did during his campaigns.”

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

CNN Has a Huge Problem They Don’t Want You to Know…

The Conservative Tribune reports, Its record as a fake news outlet has officially become the least of CNN’s problems, as a racial class-action discrimination suit filed against the network and its parent companies last year has recently grown to include hundreds of former or current employees of the organization.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Concerned Students’ Want Free Shuttle to Mosque

A group of “Concerned Students” at Luther College has issued demands for various social justice initiatives, including a free bi-monthly shuttle to take students to mosque.

In an open letter published by the Luther College Chips student newspaper last week, the obtrusively-named “Concerned Students of the Luther College Community Action Plans to Uphold the Luther College Mission Statement” outlines 19 actions that its members believe will “maximize the well-being of all students.”

“Establish and fund a bi-monthly shuttle service for students to visit the [mosque] in Rochester, MN.”…

           — Hat tip: Nash Montana [Return to headlines]
 

Cook County Judge Shot Dead, Girlfriend Wounded Outside Far South Side Home

It started out as a typical Monday morning for longtime Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles.

An early riser, Myles was up before dawn at his West Chesterfield home on the city’s Far South Side, getting ready to hit the gym with his girlfriend before reporting to his courtroom at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.

But as the 52-year-old woman left the two-story brick residence shortly before 5 a.m., she was confronted near the garage by a gunman who shot her in the leg, according to Chicago police. Hearing the commotion, Myles, 66, ran outside and exchanged words with the assailant himself before he was shot multiple times and killed.

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

Gorsuch Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice Ahead of Key Cases

Justice Neil Gorsuch, vowing to be a “faithful servant” to the Constitution, was sworn in Monday to the Supreme Court, capping a grueling confirmation process and filling the seat once held by the late Antonin Scalia.

The latest addition to the court was sworn in at a public ceremony in the Rose Garden. Justice Anthony Kennedy — Gorsuch’s former boss — administered the Judicial Oath, the second of two Gorsuch took.

At the ceremony, President Trump called Gorsuch a man of “unmatched qualification” and “deeply devoted” to the Constitution.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

‘How Dare You Work on Whites’: Professors Under Fire for Research on White Mortality

Academic research rarely goes viral, but this past year, the work of Princeton professors Anne Case and Nobel laureate Angus Deaton became the center of a national fascination over the woes of white America. It’s also landed the two in the crossfire of a debate about race and the lack of attention given to problems faced by African Americans.

In 2015, Case and Deaton pointed out that mortality rates among middle-aged white Americans have been rising, while mortality rates for other Americans and citizens of Western Europe have continued to plummet.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

San Bernardino Elementary School Shooting: 2 Reported Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide

Two adults were shot and killed at a California elementary school Monday in what police believe to be a murder-suicide and two students were rushed to a hospital with unknown injuries.

The incident happened around 10 a.m. local time at the North Park Elementary school in San Bernardino.

“Two adults are deceased in a classroom, believed to be a murder suicide,” San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan posted on Twitter. “We believe the suspect is down and there’s no further threat.”…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

San Bernardino Elementary School Shooting: 2 Adults Dead, 2 Students Critically Injured in Suspected Murder-Suicide

Two adults, one male and one female, were shot and killed at a California elementary school Monday in what police believe to be a murder-suicide and two students were rushed to a hospital with critical injuries.

San Bernardino Police Captain Ron Maass said the male suspect arrived to visit the female instructor in her classroom at North Park Elementary school in San Bernardino when he opened fire and killed the teacher and wounded two students before turning the gun on himself.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Shocking: Joy Villa Releases Viral Video: 10 Hours Walking NYC as a Trump

Singer Joy Villa, who recently gained international fame after wearing a jaw-dropping “Make America Great Again” dress to the Grammy Awards, has released a video documenting her experience walking the streets of New York City in a blazing pro-Trump outfit.

Villa donned a “Make America Great Again” hat and Trump/Pence campaign t-shirt, accompanied by American flag-themed jumpsuit and backpack, and ventured out to gauge the public’s reactions — with some surprising results.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Snowden: Bitter Lesson: When Any Government Conceals Knowledge of Vulnerabilities in Common Software

Bitter lesson: When any government conceals knowledge of vulnerabilities in common software, those vulnerabilities will be found and used by enemies.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Top Dems Call for Anti-War Congresswoman to be Ousted

Top Democrats are not pleased that Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard pushed the U.S. to collect and release evidence from the scene of the chemical attack in Syria.

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

When Jovian Light and Dark Collide

This image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft, highlights a feature on Jupiter where multiple atmospheric conditions appear to collide.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Another Female Bronze Age Icon is Now Known to Have Travelled Across Europe

Egtved Girl is not alone: Skrydstrup Woman also travelled far and wide, say scientists after analysing Skrydstrup Woman’s hair, teeth, and bones.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Bronze Age House Discovered in Slovakia

The Slovak Spectator reports that traces of a 3,000-year-old dwelling and vessels for food preparation have been found in central Slovakia. The building, which measured 28 feet long by 16 feet wide, is the first from the Bronze Age to be identified in the area. Archaeologists think the Bronze Age residents may have produced food for the fortified settlement of Kalamárka, located about three miles away.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Cathedral Closures Possible Amid Cash Crisis, Church of England Says

Some cathedrals are facing possible closure because of problems with finance and management, according to the Church of England.

A report said their financial independence posed “serious risks to the reputation of the entire Church”.

Despite increasing numbers of visitors, some cathedrals have been hit by serious financial problems.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Danish Police Arrest Three Teenagers for Dropping Stones From Bridge on Vehicles

Three teenage boys were arrested Sunday night for dropping stones on a lorry from a footbridge over Avedøre Havnevej in the Copenhagen suburb of Hvidovre.

No-one was injured and the vehicle escaped the incident only with a chipped windscreen and some scratches in the paint, reported Lars Guldborg, a duty officer at Copenhagen’s Western Suburb Police.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Danish Capital to Increase Pedestrian Safety After Stockholm Terror Attack

The Danish capital is considering permanent solutions for increased safety in the city centre following the Friday terror attack in Stockholm, said Frank Jensen, the lord mayor of Copenhagen.

Concrete barrier blocks that were temporarily installed in the pedestrian zone after the truck terror attack on Christmas market in Berlin may become a permanent feature of the city — decorated with flowerpots or replaced by trees.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Europe Will Face Even More Deadly Terrorist Attacks, Security Expert Warns

Peter Neumann, head of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College London says that more attacks are imminent.

He warned that the fanatics who carry out the carnage could be home grown, as ISIS is encouraging supporters in the West to strike out.

He said: “I believe that the Islamic state will try to activate the supporters in the West more and more.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

French Catholics Tempted by Far Right in Presidential Election

Catholics in France have by and large voted for mainstream conservative candidates in previous presidential elections. In the southwest city of Libourne, near Bordeaux, that tradition appears to be fading.

The Saint John the Baptist church is one of Libourne’s most recognisable landmarks. The imposing neo-gothic structure in the heart of the old town has the capacity to seat up to 1,000 parishioners. It’s nevertheless rare — even now during the Lenten season — for the place of worship to be full on a Sunday morning. Up to 60 percent of French people described themselves as Catholics in 2010, according to a Pew Research Center survey. However, as few as 2 percent say they attend Mass on a weekly basis.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Germany Won’t Spend 2 Percent on Defense, Says SPD Candidate

In a Q&A session with foreign journalists, Social Democrat Martin Schulz said there would be no big defense spending boosts in the context of NATO. Instead, he stressed the primacy of the European Union.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Hungary’s President Signs Bill Aimed at Soros-Founded School

Hungary’s president says he has signed amendments to the country’s higher education law that could force a Budapest university founded by billionaire American philanthropist George Soros to close or move.

President Janos Ader said Monday in a statement that the bill setting new conditions for foreign universities in Hungary was in line with the Constitution and did not infringe upon academic freedoms.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban considers Soros an ideological foe whose “open society” ideals contrast with Orban’s plan to make Hungary an “illiberal state.”

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Hungary’s President Signs Law That Could Oust Soros-Founded College

Hungary’s president late on Monday signed legislation on foreign universities that could force a top international school founded by U.S. financier George Soros out of the country, triggering a fresh protest in Budapest against the move.

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

Iceland Magma Drilling Project May Revive Giant UK Power Cable Link

Scientists will study the possibility of producing geothermal energy from magma for the first time, in a $100 million project in Iceland, which if successful could produce up to 10 times more energy than from a conventional well.

Iceland, a volcanic island that produces all its electricity from geothermal energy and hydropower, agreed with Britain last year to study building the 1,000-km long IceLink cable, which could power 1.6 million British homes.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: 15 Indictments in Seat Pagine Gialle Bankruptcy

Including ex-chaimran Giliberti, ex-CEO Maionchi

(ANSA) — Turin, April 7 — A judge on Friday sent 15 people to trial in connection with the alleged fraudulent bankruptcy of the Seat Pagine Gialle company, which produced Italy’s Yellow Pages. Among those indicted were formerchairman Enrico Giliberti and former CEO Luca Maionchi. The trial starts September 27. Prosecutors have challenged the outcome of a 2004 AGM in whichthe company approved the allegedly unjustified distribution of a dividend,this producing “an unsustainable financial exposure”, to the tune of 3.578billion euros.

Seat PG was declared insolvent in 2013.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: 2 Bn in Damages From Pop. Vicenza Ex-Heads

Partial estimate

(ANSA) — Milan, April 6 — Mismanagement and illicit conduct by former headsof Banca Popolare di Vicenza cost the Veneto bank “at least two billion euros” in damages, sources said Thursday.

They were commenting on a notification for 32 ex-managers which made a partial estimate of the damages incurred.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy Marks ‘Carbonara Day’ Amid Hot Debate on Recipe

Pecorino or parmigiano, pork cheek or pancetta?

(ANSA) — Rome, April 6 — Italy on Thursday marked ‘Carbonara Day’, celebrating the famed egg-and-bacon-sauce spaghetti dish amid a heated debate on the ‘real’ recipe and way of cooking it.

Carbonara is perhaps the most loved and imitated pasta dish in the world but also the most controversial.

Purists say that only pork tongue and not bacon or even pancetta shouldbe used, while enthusiasts are about evenly divided over whether to add pecorino or parmigiano cheese.

Other divisive issues are whether to leave the egg white in with the yolk and whether to add garlic or onion, and whether other types of long pasta like bucatini or even short pasta such as rigatoni can be used instead ofspaghetti.

#CarbonaraDay has been organised by the International Pasta Organization (IPO) and the Association of Pastry and Pasta Makers (AIDEPI) to fete this culinary glory and try to settle some of the vexed questions about how tomake it.

Follow the hashtag and you can join a debate that will see bloggers, food influencers, journalists and chefs have their say on the dish and more generally on the relationship between tradition and innovation or fusion in cuisine.

Italian traditionalists insist there are only five carbonara ingredients: pork tongue, pecorino, eggs, salt and pepper.

Innovators think that, since pasta is such a versatile dish, there should be no limits on how carbonara can be interpreted, going as far as culinary science fiction, according to detractors.

In France and Germany, for example, powdered ingedients are on sale forpreparing a carbonara; in Britain the egg is often replaced by bechamle sauce; and in Japan chefs regularly add cream and take out the pecorino — an affront to tradition according to purists. Traditionalists say there are five common mistakes in preparing carbonara.

If pork tongue and pancetta can be interchangeable, they maintain, would-be carbonara buffs must avoid at all costs that the egg becomes an omelette by cooking it in a frying pan and solidifying it.

They should never, furthermore, replace pecorino with parmigiano or, aneven worse sin, add cream, an ingredient that makes the mix too oily and, purists say, makes it taste too bland. Finally, whatever French cooks have to say on the matter, garlic and onion must be banned, since they are a superfluous addition given that carbonara is already such a strongly accented dish.

As with many recipes, the origins of the dish and its name are obscure.

There are many theories for the origin of the name, which may be more recent than the dish itself.

Since the name is derived from carbonaro (the Italian word for charcoalburner), some believe the dish was first made as a hearty meal for Italiancharcoal workers.

In parts of the United States the etymology gave rise to the term “coalminer’s spaghetti”. It has even been suggested that it was created as a tribute to the Carbonari (“charcoalmen”), a secret society prominent in the early, repressed stages of Italian unification.

It seems more likely that it is an urban dish from Rome, probably firstdescribed after WWII in the Italian capital, when many Italians were eating eggs and bacon supplied by troops from the United States.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Occhionero Snooping Siblings Fast-Track Trial Asked

‘Spied on politicians, VIPs’ inc. Renzi, Monti, Draghi

(ANSA) — Rome, April 6 — Rome prosecutors on Thursday requested a fast-track trial for Giulio and Francesca Maria Occhionero, siblings arrested January 9 on suspicion of carrying out cyber spying of politicians and VIPs.

The Occhioneros are charged with seeking information on State security,illegal access to computer systems, and illegal tapping of Internet and phone communications. The two are accused of snooping on the email and websites of politicians, institutions, public administrations, professional studios and national-level businessmen, judicial sources said.

Prosecutors say nuclear engineer Giulio Occhionero and his sister Francesca Maria were part of a cyber-espionage ring that for years collected sensitive data on politicians, public institutions and administrations, including ex-premiers Matteo Renzi and Mario Monti and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi.

Computers used by people working for Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, were compromised as part of the hacking too.

The computers were allegedly hacked with a malware called ‘Eyepyramid’.

Giulio Occhionero was the venerable master of the Paolo Ungari Masonic lodge.

Investigators believe that the espionage was not an isolated initiativeby the arrested pair, saying they have found links to the so-called P4 power-seeking cliche and to wheeler-dealer Luigi Bisignani.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Le Pen Compared to Her Father for Her Comments on WWII Roundup of Jews

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has stirred up deep emotions over France’s World War II history with comments on its collaboration with Nazi Germany, just two weeks ahead of the election.

Le Pen said Sunday that “I don’t think France is responsible for the Vel d’Hiv,” referring to the roundup and deportation of more than 13,000 Jews from a Paris cycling track ordered by Nazi officers in 1942.

For many — notably Le Pen’s chief rival for the presidency Emmanuel Macron — the remarks were an instant reminder of the candidate’s anti-Semitic, negationist father.

The National Front (FN) leader “crossed a red line”, Le Monde said in an editorial, while Jewish groups blasted the comments as “revisionist” and an “insult to France (which has faced up to) its history without a selective memory.”

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Le Pen Hails ‘Brexit as Formidable’ Reason for French European Divorce

MARION LE PEN, the niece of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, has said Brexit has proved to France the country can also quit the European Union.

The 27-year-old described Britain’s European divorce as “formidable”, suggesting it could be the catalyst behind a Frexit.

Marion is currently campaigning for her aunt, Marine, who is hoping to become the next French president when the country goes to the polls on April 23.

Presidential hopeful Marine who leads the right-wing Front National, has previously expressed her desire to lead France out of the EU’s single currency.

She announced she would hold her own referendum to allow the French people to decide their future involved in the EU and its monetary union — coined ‘Frexit’.

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Made in Germany: The Very Deutsch Origins of the Easter Bunny

Beloved by children in the UK and US alike, the Easter Bunny is perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols of the spring season for English speakers. But its origins actually trace back to Germany.

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Man Arrested Near Leipzig Was ‘Planning Attack in Berlin’: Report

A man arrested in a police raid near Leipzig at the weekend was suspected of plotting an attack in Berlin, German media have reported.

According to police, a man in his mid-twenties from North Africa was arrested at a refugee home in Borsdorf near Leipzig in the early hours of Saturday. Police reported that the arrest had prevented a potential “acute crime” after state authorities in Saxony received evidence on Friday.

Local newspaper Leipziger Volkszeitung reported that the man was suspected of plotting an attack in Berlin, and is also believed to have made a bomb threat on February 8th that triggered a major police operation in the town.

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Netherlands: Four Boys Arrested at PEGIDA Protest in Groningen

Four underage boys were arrested in Groningen on Sunday just before two demonstrations in the city — one by anti-Islam movement Pegida and a counter protest by Groningen Tolerant. According to the police, they boys were arrested for being in the possession of fireworks and brass knuckles and not being able to identify themselves, GIC reports.

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Netherlands: Identity Theft More Than Doubles, Ministry Hotline Shows

The number of reported cases of identity fraud more than doubled last year to 1,724, according to new home affairs ministry figures. Nearly 400 cases reported to the ministry’s hotline were based on the misuse of publicly available information such as addresses and phone numbers. In 539 cases, the identity fraud involved passports or ID cards, the figures quoted by news agency ANP show.

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Oldest Tooth Filling Was Made by an Ice Age Dentist in Italy

Scared of the dentist? Be glad you don’t live in the Ice Age. A pair of 13,000-year-old front teeth found in Italy contain the earliest known use of fillings — made out of bitumen.

The teeth, two upper central incisors belonging to one person, were discovered at the Riparo Fredian site near Lucca in northern Italy.

Each tooth has a large hole in the incisor’s surface that extends down into the pulp chamber deep in the tooth. “It is quite unusual, not something you see in normal teeth,” says Stephano Benazzi, an archaeologist at the University of Bologna.

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Protest Mars Corsica Rally for French Far-Right Leader Le Pen

Skirmishes broke out on Saturday ahead of a campaign rally by French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, prompting the removal of more than a dozen protesters and the evacuation of the hall in Ajaccio, Corsica.

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Rome Metro Workers Accidentally Discovered an Ancient Aqueduct

A 2,300-year-old aqueduct uncovered by workers on Rome’s new Metro line has been hailed as “a sensational discovery of enormous importance” by the city’s Superintendency for Archaeology.

Archaeologists first stumbled across the impressive ruin at the end of 2016, though it was not publicly announced until Sunday. On Wednesday, the team presented the results of analysis of the structure, along with that of other recent finds, at a conference hosted by Rome’s Sapienza university.

Simona Morretta, who led the team of archaeologists, said the 32-metre stretch was likely part of the Aqua Appia — the oldest known Roman aqueduct, which dates back to 312 BC.

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Sinn Fein Believes United Ireland is ‘When Not if’ As Brexit Looms, Insists Ex Politician

Mr McKay stated the party believed Irish reunification was a matter of “when not if”.

Sinn Fein has been accused by politicians of using Brexit to push for a united Ireland.

The former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Lord Hain, suggested the party would benefit from the uncertainty of Brexit.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s World at One, Mr McKay, who stood down from Sinn Fein in August last year, said if the party was to gain power it could look to introduce MPs from the north in the Irish parliament, the Dail.

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Smolensk Plane Crash Divides Poland to This Day

Seven years after the plane crash which killed its president, Poland has resumed the search for culprits. Former Prime Minister Donald Tusk was charged with treason. For many Poles, the accident remains an open wound.

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Stockholm Attack: Who is Suspect Rakhmat Akilov?

The main suspect of ploughing a truck into a department store in central Stockholm, killing four people, had been denied residency in Sweden and had expressed sympathy for so-called Islamic State (IS), police and reports said.

Rakhmat Akilov reportedly ran from the scene still covered in blood and glass, and was arrested hours later in a northern suburb of Stockholm.

He has yet to be identified by police, who have only said that the man in custody is a 39-year-old Uzbek national.

Even so, a picture of the man allegedly behind the attack has started to emerge: someone who had failed in his bid to get residency, lost his job and was hiding from police who wanted to deport him.

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Sweden: Minister Calls for Meeting to Prevent Truck Hijackings

The government has called for an emergency meeting with vehicle manufacturers and haulage contractors to discuss how to prevent future truck hijackings.

The announcement comes after haulage contractors called for new technical solutions over the weekend in order to prevent a repeat of Friday’s deadly attack, where the culprit hijacked a truck owned by the Spendrups brewery company. He stole the truck while the driver was unloading products outside a restaurant and then plowed into a crowded street in Stockholm.

On Monday, Sweden’s infrastructure minister Anna Johansson called for a special meeting to discuss potential solutions.

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Sweden: Concerns of Far-Right Revenge Attacks: Säpo

Sweden’s security police Säpo are closely monitoring far-right militant groups to prevent revenge attacks following Friday’s deadly truck attack in Stockholm. Meanwhile, the main investigation continues.

“We’ve noticed that after this incident things are in motion. There’s talk about taking matters into their own hands. As the security service we have to monitor this and make sure we can intervene before something happens,” Anders Thornberg, head of security police Säpo, told public broadcaster SVT.

“We’re noticing that there are a lot of people who are upset. There’s talk of revenge,” he added.

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Swedish Police Chief Shut Down by Interior Minister After Call to Deport Terror Suspects

Citing “freedom of speech” and the possibility that expelled migrants risk “persecution” if sent back to their homelands, Sweden’s Justice Minister rejected Erik Nord’s call to deport Islamic State-supporting migrants and demanded the police chief “explain himself”.

“Not because it would have prevented Friday’s attack but surely we should be able to withdraw Swedish residency rights from people who support violent extremism,” wrote the Greater Gothenburg police chief on Sunday, two days after an alleged terror attack in Stockholm in which four people died and many were injured.

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Swedish Radio: Stockholm Attack Suspect Had Jihadi Links

The man suspected of driving the truck used to carry out Friday’s terror attack in Stockholm can be linked to Islamic groups fighting in Syria via intermediaries on a Russian social media website, Swedish Radio has learned.

Swedish Radio reporters have identified a profile on the social media network which matches the known details of the Uzbek man who is now detained suspected of carrying out the attack.

One of the man’s friends on the network, who spreads religious material under an alias, is friends with dozens of supporters of violent Islamic groups such as Islamic State and the Al-Nusra Front, several of whom claim to be fighting in Syria.

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Syrian Teen Sentenced in Germany Over Bomb Plot

A 16-year-old Syrian refugee was convicted in Germany Monday of planning a bomb attack on behalf of the Islamic State jihadist group and sentenced to two years’ juvenile detention.

The regional court in the western city of Cologne said in a statement that the defendant was found guilty of plotting “a serious act of violence threatening state security”.

The teenager, who was not identified by the court, was arrested at an asylum shelter in Cologne in September and went on trial in February.

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Teen Asylum-Seeker ID’d as Suspect in Norway Explosive Case

A 17-year-old asylum-seeker from Russia was arrested Sunday in connection with an explosive device found near a busy subway station in Norway’s capital that police defused before it detonated, authorities said.

The youth was detained on suspicion of handling explosives, but investigators do not know if he planned to carry out an attack with the homemade device, Signe Aaling, chief prosecutor for Norway’s PST security service, said.

Aaling described the explosive as “a primitive improvised explosive device with limited damage potential.”

“PST is now working on finding his intentions and find out whether others are involved,” she said.

The youth was not identified, but security service head Benedicte Bjornland said Norwegian intelligence was aware of him. He is an asylum-seeker from Russia who arrived in Norway with his family in 2010, Bjornland said.

Bjornland also alleged that the youth was part of “extreme Islamism” circles in Norway. He was arrested based on a tip from the public, Bjornland said without elaborating.

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Terror Expert: Europe Needs to Brace Itself for ‘More and More’ Islamist Attacks

International terrorism expert Peter Neumann has warned Europe to expect an increasing number of attacks, as Friday’s truck terror in Stockholm marked the third Islamist atrocity to hit the continent in just three weeks with other deadly assaults taking place in St. Petersburg and London.

“I believe that, more more more, ISIS will be using its supporters in Europe to carry out attacks”, the head of the International Center for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR) at King’s College in London told ZDF on Monday.

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Wealthy Roman Settlement Discovered Beneath Britain’s Longest Road

Construction work to upgrade Britain’s longest road into a major highway has revealed a treasure trove of rare artifacts from one of the earliest and wealthiest Roman settlements in the country.

The findings include ancient shoes, cups, a rare silver ring, keys, a high-relief glass bowl and an elaborately carved amber figurine, archaeologists with the public group Historic England announced yesterday (April 6).

Archaeologists uncovered the artifacts in North Yorkshire along the A1, which stretches 410 miles (660 kilometers) from London to Edinburgh, Scotland, during a major project to improve the existing roadway.

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Were the Aztecs Like the Nazis? Experts Probe Claim by Spain’s Public TV Chief

Four history experts criticize controversial comments by RTVE head José Antonio Sánchez.

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Why Do the Nordics Trust One Another?

Scandinavian and Nordic populations are a trusting lot, exhibiting a high degree of confidence in other people. Why?

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Wilders Plans Sequels to Anti-Islam Film Fitna

PVV leader Geert Wilders is planning several sequels to his 2008 anti-Islam film Fitna. On Twitter he announced that he is working on “Fitna 2 to 10”. According to Wilders, the 9 new Fitna films will be short films that “clearly explain the danger of Islam and the necessity for de-Islamization”.

Wilders published his first Fitna film in 2008, according to NOS. The film was 16 minutes long and included quotes from the Koran and archive footage. Wilders wanted to show the film on television, but eventually released it on the internet after all Dutch broadcasters refused to show it.

The PVV leader was eventually prosecuted for the film. According to the Public Prosecutor, there was reasonable suspicion that Wilders insulted a group of people and incited hatred with the film. He was eventually acquitted in 2011.

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Italy: European Policy Institute in Skopje, Tired of the EU Rhetoric

Scholar: Macedonia is likely to slid into other dimensions

(ANSA) — ROME — “ We are tired of hearing the same old story: Brexit, ‘enlargement fatigue’ and populist advance in Europe”.

Aleksandar Jovanovski, researcher at the European Policy Institute in Skopje, does not mince words, speaking in Rome at the conference “The Western Balkans in the European Union’, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairsand Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). “The Italian Presidency of the Berlin process — Jovanovski told ANSA New Europe on the sidelines — comes at a crucial time’. In July, “at the summit in Trieste, Italy will have theopportunity to send a positive message to the countries of the Western Balkans: it’s time to revitalize regional cooperation and EU enlargement”. Jovanovski’s opinion is shared by many experts on the opposite shore of the Adriatic Sea. “The Western Balkans expect something more from the EU. It ‘stime to change the negative messages and regain a positive attitude”. TheEU asks the Western Balkans to move forward both in terms of regional cooperation and respect for democratic rules, Undersecretary of State of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation underlined. This is a highly sensitive issue in this long political in Macedonia. Four months after early elections on 11 December last year, actually, a new government has not yet beenformed”.

The EU’s continued pressure — young researcher from Skopje explained — havefailed to enforce the principle of the parliamentary majority to form the government by the President of the Republic, Gjorgje Ivanov, who refused toentrust this task to Social Democratic opposition leader, Zoran Zaev. A refusal related to Zaev’s achievement of a coalition agreement with the parties of the Albanian minority (which, however, is expecting larger autonomy in return). The President’s refusal reflects the opinion of the majority of the Macedonians, who took to the streets several times in protest against the demands of the Albanians (who represent 25% of the population) and in support of national unity. According to Jovanovski, it’s necessary to remain vigilant “about the advance of populism and nationalism in our country”. For this reason, he noted, it is important to remain under the EU’s umbrella. “Other non-EU actors are gaining ground” in the region. First of all, Turkey, “the first investor in Macedonia “. An this is also happening — researcher remarked — in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina. “Without a consolidation of institutions and a return to democracy in the country, Macedonia could slid into other dimensions”.

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World Bank: Western Balkan Countries Growing at Faster Pace

Albania and Serbia good performances compensate for others

(ANSAmed — BELGRADE, 6 APRIL — Countries in the Western Balkans are growingat a faster pace than in 2015, with regional growth projected to be 2.8 pct in 2016 and 3.2 pct in 2017, says the latest World Bank Western Balkans Regular Economic Report. “Accelerating growth in Albania and Serbia compensated for weaker expansion in Montenegro and the Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia; while growth in Kosovo slowed in 2016,” it said. The report projects Serbia’s GDP growth to be 3.0 pct in 2017 and 3.5 pct in 2018.

“More jobs and low prices are helping to reduce poverty in the region, withaverage poverty rates dropping by nearly two percentage points in Albania,FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia in 2016, complementing other gains which have helped lift approximately 240,000 people out of poverty over the last three years,” the report said.

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Bishop Damian: Egypt Terror ‘A Declaration of War Against Copts’

More than 40 people have been killed in attacks that targeted Coptic churches in Egypt. Anba Damian, general bishop of Copts in Germany, has described a climate of terror and persecution in his homeland of Egypt.

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Egypt Terror Ensnares Israel as Sinai Border Crossing Closed

Warnings of an “imminent” terror attack forced Israel to close its Taba border crossing to the Sinai peninsula Monday, one day after terrorists in Egypt bombed two Christian churches, killing dozens of worshippers on Palm Sunday.

Soon after the announcement, rocket attack sirens wailed in parts of the region. The military said a rocket fired from Sinai exploded in southern Israel, hitting a greenhouse but causing no injuries. The Islamic State terror group later claimed responsibility for the attack.

Israel urged its citizens to leave Egypt immediately, hours before the start of the Passover holiday, when Sinai is a popular destination for many secular Israelis. Yisrael Katz, Israel’s transportation and intelligence minister, said in a statement Monday there was intel regarding a potential “terror attack” against tourists in the Sinai peninsula.

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Egypt Mourns Coptic Church Attack Victims

Funerals have been held in Alexandria for victims of one of the two bomb attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt by so-called Islamic State (IS).

The ceremony at the Monastery of St Mina took place under heavy security.

At least 45 people were killed in the bombings targeting St Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria and St George’s Church in the Nile Delta city of Tanta on Sunday.

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency across Egypt in response.

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Media Hides Dead After 44+ Killed in Egypt Church Bombings on Palm Sunday

Dead bodies can only be shown when it advances globalist war interests

At least 44 people, mostly Coptic Christians, were horrifically killed on Palm Sunday in Egypt, but don’t expect to see their dead bodies 24/7 on TV.

Dead bodies can only be shown when it advances globalist war interests.

– From RT:…

And make no mistake, there was graphic suffering, extremely graphic suffering.

The New York Times released some video from the attack showing some of the blood-stained aftermath:

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Understanding Anti-Christian Terrorism in Egypt

The horrific bombings carried out by the Islamic State against churches in Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017, killed at least 45 and injured 100 more. These attacks underscore the nature of the growing Jihadist threat to religious minorities in the Middle East. Among the online Jihadists in the region celebrating the death toll, one ISIS supporter on Telegram described “Copts, Zionists, Magians [a pejorative word referring to Zoroastrians but referring to Shia Muslims in this case], and atheists” as a “Satanic brotherhood” and “accursed [people] who have no religion.”

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‘Where Should We Pray?’: Furious Families of Coptic Christians Killed in ISIS Massacre Blame Egyptian Authorities for Failing to Protect Them as Victims of Second Palm Sunday Blast Are Laid to Rest

Devastated families of worshippers killed in an ISIS bomb attack in Egypt on Palm Sunday wept as they carried the coffins of their loved ones today.

Amid heightened security, hundreds of mourners gathered at Alexandria’s Monastery of Saint Mina to remember the 17 people killed at the city’s Coptic cathedral.

The blast came hours after a bomb struck a Coptic church in Tanta, a nearby city in the Nile Delta, that took the lives of 28 and wounded nearly 80.

In Alexandria, mourners were outraged by what they said was the state’s failure to keep them safe on one of their holiest days.

They carried wooden coffins to the beat of drums interrupted by the wails of those dressed in all black.

‘Where should we go pray? They are attacking us in our churches. They don’t want us to pray but we will pray,’ said Samira Adly, 53, whose neighbours were killed in the attack.

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Billion Dollar Saudi and Emeriti Economic Projects for Sudan President Bashir Revealed at Arab League Summit

The Arab League Summit hosted by King Abdullah II of Jordan, March 29-30, 2017 at a resort near the Dead Sea, had more to report in its several declarations than rekindling peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians based on the 2002 plan of the late Saudi King Abdullah. Virtually unnoticed were reports of a wide ranging series of economic development projects involving the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Emeriti players focused on the Sudan, hence the presence of indicted war criminal President Bashir.

The objective is to transform the Sudan into the virtual breadbasket for the Sunni Arab confederation in the Middle East. This economic integration plan would imply support for the strategic goal of the Khartoum regime’s Arab Coalition plan for the Sudan that President Bashir hopes to conclude by 2020. That plan’s objective is the ethnic cleansing of indigenous people in Darfur, Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan and the Blue Nile Region with replacement by Arab tribal settlers from the Janjaweed peace force and foreign Jihadi fighters.

Tens of billions of dollars of Saudi and Emeriti funded projects were announced at the Arab League Summit providing the economic incentives for fulfillment of Bashir’s Jihad and Caliphate plans for the Sudan and ultimately the Sahel region. This upwelling of Sunni Arab support for the Sudan followed President al-Bashir’s switch of alliance in 2014 from the Shiite Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Breaking: Syrian Gas Attack Leads Back to Hillary Clinton and Benghazi

British security analyst and counterterrorism expert, Charles Shoebridge told RT that Assad was unlikely to have ordered such an attack since the SAA has already turned the tide of the Syrian conflict.

“The people who have benefited from this kind of attack are the rebels themselves because they have gained a major political advantage at a time when they are struggling both strategically and geopolitically,” he said, adding that Damascus-led forces would have hardly opted for such tactics since they are on a roll “across Syria.”

How is this connected to Hillary Clinton… 5. Libya, under Gaddafi, did possess chemical weapon stockpiles. The Free Thought Project reports that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya was operating as a “rat line” to Syrian “moderate rebels” for Gaddafi’s weaponry while Hillary Clinton was US Secretary of State.

On May 3rd, 2016, the Inquisitr ran an interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh, who made the case that Hillary Clinton approved the sending of sarin gas to Syria.

Christopher Lehmann said on October 7, 2013 that top U.S. (and Saudi) officials were responsible for the chemical weapons being used in Syria. Interestingly, Lehmann’s sources were completely different than Hersh’s.

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Erdogan’s Cleric Calls for Turkish Nuclear Weapons

In his March 16, 2017 column in the Turkish pro-AKP government daily Yeni Safak, Hayrettin Karaman, suggests, under the title “What To Do,” that Turkey should develop its nuclear weapons capability as a counterbalance to the West. Karaman, a well-known professor of Islamic law in Turkey who is known for his closeness to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is often referred to as Erdogan’s “fatwa-issuing imam” or Erdogan’s cleric.

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Fmr UK Ambassador: ‘Trump Has Just Given Jihadis a Thousand Reasons to Stage Fake Flag Operations’

“It’s not going to end here.”

Former British Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, told the BBC on Friday chemical weapons are now “more likely” to be used in Syria because jihadis know a “fake flag” attack will trigger the US to attack Assad.

“It’s not going to end here … because Trump has just given the jihadis a thousand reasons to stage fake flag operations,” Ford said. “Seeing how successful and how easy it is with a gullible media to provoke the West into intemperate reactions.”

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Swedoctors: Syria’s Gassed Babies Video Fraud

The photos of gassed Syrian babies, which visibly moved US President Trump, and were displayed as a major piece of evidence against President Assad at the UN by ambassador Nikki Haley are in the centre of an international scandal accused of fraud.

Swedish Doctors For Human Rights (swedhr.org) analysed videos — the rescue operations after an alleged chemical attack by Syrian government forces. The doctors found that the videos were counterfeit, where even Arabic stage directions were overheard, and that the alleged “Rescue” in actuality is a murder. On first analysis, it looked as though the doctors working on the child assumed he was already dead.

However, after broader investigation, our SweDoctors team ascertained that the boy was unconscious from an overdose of opiates. The video shows the child receiving injections in his chest, perhaps in the area of the heart and was eventually killed while a clearly fake adrenaline injection was administered.

The Chairman of the association, Professor Prof. Marcello Ferrade de Noli, published at the beginning of March 2017 a first article with an analysis of the case: “Swedish Doctors for Human Rights: White Helmets video, macabre manipulation of dead children and staged chemical weapons attack to justify a” No-fly Zone “in Syria”.

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‘Syria Will Implode’ If Al-Assad Steps Down, Ex-Ambassador Warns

SYRIA will “implode” if its president Bashar al-Assad were stepped down, the UK’s former ambassador to Damascus has warned.

Speaking on BBC Newsnight, Peter Ford said there would be a “bloodbath” if the Russia-backed tyrant were to go.

He said: “If he goes, the country will really implode.

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Syria War: US Missiles ‘Took Out 20% of Aircraft’

A US air strike in response to a suspected chemical attack damaged or destroyed 20% of Syria’s operational aircraft, the US has said.

Defence Secretary James Mattis said Syria would be “ill-advised ever again to use chemical weapons”.

Syria has denied a chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun last week that left 89 people dead.

G7 nations are meeting in Italy to discuss policy and how to persuade Russia to abandon its Syrian ally.

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The Personal Cost of German-Turkish Discord

Kemal Sahin is an entrepreneur in Germany who comes from Turkey. The engineer started out selling T-shirts in Aachen. Now his textiles group has annual sales of more than a billion euros. Tensions between Turkey and Germany are painful for him.

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‘We Are Losing Sight’ Farage Believes Assad Will Eradicate ISIS Threat to the West

The former Ukip leader suggested Western leaders were “losing sight” by targeting the Syrian government instead of “Islamic terror” which poses a greater danger to the UK.

President Assad was slammed after he allegedly launched a chemical weapons attack on civilians, killing at least 72 people in northern Syria.

US President Donald Trump launched his own attack in retaliation, destroying a government airbase, which is said to be involved in the alleged attack, with 59 Tomahawk missiles.

However, speaking on Fox News, Mr Farage warned against targeting Assad and said the real danger to the West is terrorism.

He said: “Are we not losing sight of something else — often in history, it is the case that my enemy’s enemy is my friend?

“However bad a man Assad is, he is actually fighting ISIS every single day.

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Yemen Aid Workers: ‘If Ever There Was a Time for Support, Then it’s Now’

As a UN donor conference nears, aid workers warn the humanitarian crisis in Yemen could worsen without more international support. An attempted rebellion and Saudi-led military intervention has led to severe famine.

International funding for Yemen is urgently needed in response to widespread malnutrition and limited access to medical care caused by the war in the country, representatives of an aid organization active in Yemen reported Monday in Berlin.

Roughly 17 million Yemenis are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance, among them 7 million Yemenis exposed to extreme food shortages and almost 500,000 severely malnourished children under the age of five, aid organization CARE International reported. Ahead of a UN donor conference later in April, aid workers warned that more money was needed to stop the situation from spiraling further out of control.

“If there was ever a time for support from the international community, then it’s now,” said Marten Mylius, an emergency help coordinator with CARE.

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Chechnya Opens World’s First Concentration Camp for Homosexuals Since Hitler’s in the 1930s Where Campaigners Say Gay Men Are Being Tortured With Electric Shocks and Beaten to Death

Chechyna has opened the first concentration camp for homosexuals since Hitler, where campaigners say gay men are being tortured with electric shocks and beaten to death.

It comes after it was claimed 100 gay men had been detained and three killed in Chechnya last week.

A report by Novoya Gazeta said authorities had set up several camps where homosexuals are killed or forced to promise to leave the republic.

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Chechnya’s Islamic Regime Begins Sending Homosexuals to Concentration Camps

Reports of gay men being arrested, tortured, killed.

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Islamist and Anti-Semitic References Were Hidden in an X-Men Comic Book by the Artist

Contained Quranic verse prohibiting Muslims from electing a Christian or Jewish leader.

Marvel Comics says it is taking “disciplinary action” against one of its artists, who inserted Islamist and antisemitic references into a comic book, according to the comic news website comicbook.com.

Indonesian artist Ardian Syaf says he included in X-Men Gold #1 hidden references to the election of the governor of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta.

The vote has been one of Indonesia’s most polarizing elections, and is about much more than about choosing the city’s leader. Bitterly contested between the Chinese Christian incumbent, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, and his Muslim rivals, who won support of hard-line Islamists, it represents a choice between pluralism and increasingly fundamentalist Islam taking root in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, where many religious conservatives say a non-Muslim should not hold high office.

In one scene in the book, Ardian says he drew the character Colossus with a T-shirt that says “QS 5:51” — a reference to a Quranic verse that, according to fundamentalist interpretations, prohibits Muslims from electing a Christian or Jewish leader.

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Kashmir Violence: Eight Killed in Clashes During by-Election

Eight people have been killed and scores injured after police clashed with protesters during a by-election in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Paramilitary forces fired bullets and shotgun pellets as people protesting against Indian rule stormed polling stations near Srinagar on Sunday.

Separatist leaders had called for a boycott of the vote.

Muslim-majority Kashmir is at the centre of a decades-old territorial dispute between India and Pakistan.

India accuses Pakistan of supporting separatist sentiment in Kashmir, but Islamabad denies this. Both countries claim Kashmir in its entirety and control different parts of it.

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Marvel Pulls Comic Over Hidden Koranic Messages

Marvel comics has removed a book from circulation after a fan backlash against some Koranic messages in the artwork.

In two vignettes of X-Men Gold #1, Indonesian artist Ardian Syaf coloured several hidden references to passages of the Koran and to Muslim protests against the Christian governor of Jakarta.

The verses were referenced using numbers in two different illustrations.

They were perceived as intolerant by some fans, who complained to Marvel about what they called “anti-Christian and anti-Jewish messages”.

On Saturday, Marvel issued a statement to Sky News denying previous knowledge of the hidden messages and adding “disciplinary action is being taken”.

“The mentioned artwork in X-Men Gold #1 was inserted without knowledge behind its reported meanings,” Marvel said.

Marvel assured Sky that “the implied references do not reflect the views of the writer, editors or anyone else at Marvel and are in direct opposition of the inclusiveness of Marvel Comics and what the X-Men have stood for since their creation”.

“This artwork will be removed from subsequent printings, digital versions, and trade paperbacks and disciplinary action is being taken,” they added…

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Why is the Pakistani State Afraid of Academics and Intellectuals?

The Pakistani government has intensified its crackdown on progressive university professors and intellectuals. DW looks at why the state considers these peaceful academics a threat to national interests.

“The crackdown on dissidents is actually a political witch hunt,” said Arshad Mahmood, a Pakistani writer and social media activist. “Those who are critical of the state, the military and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project are being picked up by the government agencies. I wish the authorities had shown the same enthusiasm in targeting Islamist militants,” Mahmood added.

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Artificial Intelligence Poker Bot Continues to Crush Human Players

An artificial intelligence poker bot is making mincemeat of human poker players again, this time in China. Every time a new player steps up to the plate, the AI bot dominates. It’s sort of like when some utility infielder comes to bat against Clayton Kershaw.

Libratus, an AI program, crushed four poker pros including Jason Les in January. The bot frustrated the poker players who were admittedly shocked at its skill level. The computer-programmed bot gave off virtually no tells and spotting consistent betting patterns was nearly impossible.

Lengpudashi, an updated version of Libratus, recently took on a group of five engineers and entrepreneurs, along with poker pro Alan Du. The results were similar to Libratus’ bout against seasoned poker players.

After 36,000 hands over the course of five days at a resort on China’s Hainan island, Lengpudashi came out victorious in a landslide

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First Rail Freight Service to China Departs UK

The first rail freight service from the UK to China has departed on its 17-day, 7,500-mile journey.

British goods including soft drinks, vitamins and baby products are in the 30 containers carried by the train, which will be a regular service.

The DP World locomotive left its terminal in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, for Zhejiang province, eastern China.

After going through the Channel Tunnel, the train will pass through seven other countries before arriving on 27 April.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

US and North Korea ‘Closer to Brink’ Of Accidental Conflict

A US Navy strike group headed by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson steamed towards the western Pacific on Sunday for what is expected to be another American show of force off the Korean peninsula.

The US Pacific Command ordered the group — which includes several missile destroyers and cruisers — to sail north from Singapore on Saturday, according to the US Navy.

The orders come as observers warn of a growing risk of accidental conflict on the peninsula. While the US and North Korea would avoid unilateral action, rising tensions in the region mean either one might, in haste, misread moves by the other.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

19th-Century European Artifacts Unearthed in New Zealand

According to a report in The Press, artifacts and features dating to the early nineteenth century have been uncovered at a construction site on New Zealand’s South Island by an excavation team from Underground Overground Archaeology. The artifacts, which are thought to have belonged to the island’s first European residents, include a jar labeled “Russian Bears Grease” (a hair care product that was probably goose fat), a child’s knife with a bone handle inscribed with the words “for a good boy,” and a glass jar from a London pharmacist. All of these objects appear to date to the 1840s.

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Australia Says it’s Ready to Supply Uranium to India

Australia says it’s is ready to export uranium to India with the passing of legislation in its parliament, nearly three years after the two countries signed an export deal for peaceful power generation.

At a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector, including renewable energy, was on the upswing.

India has more than 20 nuclear reactors in operation. Modi has promised to provide power to the entire country by 2019 and needs uranium imports to fuel India’s nuclear power plants. Around 400 million Indians still have no access to electricity.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Mass Bleaching Hits Great Barrier Reef for Second Year in a Row

The bad news for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef just keeps on getting worse.

Last month, scientists from James Cook University in Townsville, Australia, reported that the northern third of the reef was severely bleached in 2016. Well over half the corals there were lost in that event.

Today, the same team announced that the central portion of the reef, a popular tourist area, is now suffering a similar fate. Corals bleach — and can die — when stresses such as abnormal heat make them expel their symbiotic algae.

In 2016, the bleaching was caused by El Niño, a periodic global climate event that heats up a vast band of the ocean’s surface in the equatorial Pacific.

But this year’s bleaching is occurring during a so-called “normal” year without such an event.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Violence in a Place of Prayer: Muslim Men Throw Punches and Abuse Each Other as Wild Brawl Erupts Inside a Melbourne Mosque

Dozens of Muslim men have become involved in a mass brawl inside a Melbourne mosque, after reportedly airing their opposing beliefs.

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Somali Official: Somali Security Forces Rescue Hijacked Boat

A Somali official says security forces recovered an Indian-registered boat hijacked by Somali pirates nearly a week ago, but nine of the crew are still being held hostage.

Abdullahi Ahmed Ali, the mayor of Hobyo, told The Associated Press Monday that security forces rescued two crew members in the boat Sunday night but pirates escaped to land and have nine of the Indian crew.

In recent weeks there has been a resurgence of piracy off Somalia’s coast after five years of inactivity.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

South African President Jacob Zuma: Protesters Racists

South African President Jacob Zuma has branded protesters calling for his resignation “racists”, saying they held placards that were derogatory about black people.

Thousands of people took to the streets after he sacked the finance minister.

The latest protests were organised by the opposition Democratic Alliance which some see as white dominated.

“The marches that took place last week demonstrated that racism is real and exists in our country,” he said.

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French Guiana: The Part of South America Facing a Total Shutdown

Discontent over living standards in French Guiana has led to a large-scale blockade on Monday.

The territory has regained control of its space station (more on that later) but anger there is not going away.

Despite being in South America, French Guiana remains part of France and has been paralysed by protests against a lack of investment from the mainland.

One of these towns — Kourou — is home to the Guiana Space Station, which is used by the European Space Agency and the French government to launch satellites into space.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Venezuelans Mount Another Wave of Anti-Government Protests

Venezuelan opposition supporters took to the streets again on Monday in sometimes violent clashes to protest an economic crisis and an erosion of democracy under leftist President Nicolas Maduro, in the first sustained wave of anti-government demonstrations in three years.

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

Will Mexico Get Half of Its Territory Back?

The United States invasion of Mexico in 1846 inflicted a painful wound that, in the 170 years that followed, turned into a scar. Donald Trump has torn it open again.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Donald Trump’s Pick for Top Economic Adviser is Pro-Immigration, Pro-Outsourcing

Kevin Hassett is slated to become chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors if he is approved by the Senate’s banking committee.

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Grande-Synthe Migrant Camp: Fire and Fighting Breaks Out in Dunkirk

FIGHTING and a huge fire has broken out at a camp which is home to more than 1,000 migrants, according to local reports.

The Grande-Synthe migrant camp — just a 30 minute drive from Calais — in the early evening and is still raging, according to Le Parisien.

A reported clash between Afghans and Kurds erupted, which has left six migrants injured.

At least four of the migrants were rushed to the Dunkirk hospital, with three being treated for stab wounds.

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

Muslims Turning From Islam in Droves, Churches Seeing Revival

Muslim refugees fleeing the increasing violence in their home countries and cities are shedding their Islamic religion for Christianity.

As European countries accept the migrants, the migrants, in turn, accept Jesus. They’re the driving force behind a growing revival in long-struggling churches.

“European churches have struggled for decades to share the gospel with modern secular Europeans,” Matthew Kaemingk, a professor at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Seattle, told Fox News. “They have found Muslim immigrants to be much more open to the message of Christianity.”

As migrants leave behind everything they’ve ever known, the church becomes a beacon of hope.

“Their sense of homelessness is not only geographical, it is spiritual. Churches who offer these Muslims real and meaningful hospitality are seeing some surprising results,” Kaemingk said.

But some Pentecostal leaders question the authenticity of the salvations.

“I have people begging me to help them become Christian,” Pastor Said Deeb at the Church of God said. He said scores of refugees approach him each week. “They think it will help them claim asylum abroad. They say ‘just baptize me, I will believe in whoever just to leave here’.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

People Smuggler Jailed for Hiding Iranian Migrant in Car at Channel Tunnel

A PEOPLE smuggler who tried to hide a migrant under a blanket in the back of his car in order to sneak him into the UK has been jailed.

Salah Hekmat, 43, insisted the Iranian national had snuck into his Mercedes while he made a cup of tea roadside in France.

He claimed the migrant was ‘clever’ and got into his vehicle when he was not looking.

But Hekmat has been found guilty of assisting unlawful immigration into the UK following a two day trial at Canterbury Crown Court.

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

Stockholm Terror Suspect Was to be Deported From Sweden in January — But Police Couldn’t Find Him

The person suspected of Friday’s gruesome terrorist attack in Stockholm has been named as Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year old Uzbeki national. Akilov was arrested by police a few hours after a truck rammed into people on Drottninggatan in Central Stockholm.

In December 2016, Akilov received an ultimatum to leave Sweden within four weeks, after his application for permanent residence was declined by the Swedish migration authority. Since January, the Swedish police had been searching for Akilov in order to ensure his return, but couldn’t find him in the address where he was supposed to be located, reports Aftonbladet.

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

Sweden Will ‘Never Go Back’ To the Days of Mass Immigration After Failed Asylum Seeker Launched Friday’s Truck Attack in Stockholm, Says the Country’s Shell-Shocked PM

The Prime Minister of Sweden has vowed his country will ‘never go back’ to recent levels of mass immigration after it emerged the terrorist who killed four people in a truck attack was a failed asylum seeker.

Stefan Löfven pledged to change his country’s liberal attitude, insisting the massive influx allowed during the 2015 migrant crisis would never happen again.

Rakhmat Akilov, from Uzbekistan, hijacked the lorry and deliberately drove into pedestrians on central Stockholm’s main shopping street on Friday afternoon.

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Sweden Will ‘Never Go Back’ To Mass Immigration After Stockholm Terror, Says Shocked PM

SWEDEN’S prime minister vowed his country would “never go back” to the days of mass immigration after it emerged the Stockholm attacker was a failed asylum seeker.

During 2015 alone, Sweden received more than 160,000 asylum applications, resulting in the country closing its internal borders in an attempt to stagger the levels of migration into the country.

And more than 3,000 migrants are still living illegally in the Swedish capital alone.

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Italy: Rome Vicariate ‘Stunned’ By Abortion Pill Availability

‘Women shd be admitted to hospital to take it’

(ANSA) — Rome, April 6 — Pope Francis’s diocese, the Roma Vicariate, on Thursday voiced “deep shock” over the upcoming availability in Lazio family clinics of the RU486 abortion pill.

“This decision sends a message that abortion is easy,” it said.

Women should be admitted to hospital to take the pill, for their own safety, the Vicariate said, denying its stance was “ideological”.

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Squid and Octopus Can Edit and Direct Their Own Brain Genes

Octopuses and squid have confirmed their reputation as Earth-bound “aliens” with the discovery that they can edit their own genetic instructions.

Unlike other animals, cephalopods — the family that includes octopuses, squid and cuttlefish — do not obey the commands of their DNA to the letter.

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Volcanic Activity on Ancient Mars May Have Produced Organic Life

Even a cursory look at a global map of Mars reveals how huge its volcanoes are. The famous Olympus Mons rises three times higher than Mt. Everest, and is just one of several volcanoes that adorn the Red Planet’s famous Tharsis ridge. Presumably, when these volcanoes were more actively spewing gases such as carbon monoxide and sulfur, they must have had a determining influence on the Martian atmosphere.

A new paper in the journal Icarus suggests that these volcanoes may in fact have created an environment habitable to ancient microbes. Specifically, a new model showing a range of volcanic eruptions shows that Mars’ atmosphere could have been made anoxic, with depleted levels of oxygen and limited oxygen-based reactions.

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19 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/10/2017

  1. “Meanwhile Säpo, the Swedish security police agency, announced its concern that revenge attacks by the far right are becoming increasingly likely, and that it intends to act to prevent them.”

    So, once again, we see the leftists labelling concerned patriots as “far right”.

    It won’t be “revenge attacks” that concerned patriots will be involved in; it will be actions intending to correct the insanity of their deranged, “progressive” overlords.

  2. ” Meanwhile Säpo, the Swedish security police agency, announced its concern that revenge attacks by the far right are becoming increasingly likely, and that it intends to act to prevent them.”

    Ah yes, the ever present risk of “backlash” that never actually happens.

    I’m sorry, but I can’t take seriously a security organization that names itself after one of the Marx Brothers.

  3. Sapo, the Swedish Security Police? Sounds like Gestapo, doesn’t it? Is now going to tackle the ‘right-wing extremists’ whom they believe will now be out and about taking pot shots at the enemy within after that recent Islamic Terrorist attack.

    By ‘right-wing extremists’ the Fascists at Sapo HQ really mean Swedish Patriots who are only too well aware of who their enemies are and how Sweden has almost become the first European nation state to fall under the Islamic/Fascist agenda.

    So, the Swedish Government and its Sapo will now undertake the final stage of their agenda by targeting the Swedish Patriots while Sapo protects their New Swedish replacements from the native Swedish attacks.

    I believe the obvious move here by the Swedish ‘authorities’ is to start a civil war.

    If anyone still has any doubt whatsoever of the Globalist agenda for the entire West, then what is now occurring in Sweden should hopefully dispel those doubts and make those who can now comprehend what is happening to us all, so very, very angry!

    If you can become angry, then you have taken the first step to fight back.

    • They will not fight back. Some may leave their country, but the majority will be content with the situation.

      • Sadly, I agree with you; Scandinavians are a law-abiding lot, and while they may not actually be content with their lot, I think the Swedes will grudgingly accept it.

        That said, we’re talking about Swedes; Norwegians e.g. are a very different people, despite appearing the same to outsiders, and Danes are different again. While the long-awaited ‘backlash’ has not happened in Sweden and doesn’t look like happening, I wouldn’t be so sure about Norway if the same conditions were to apply, and the way things are going….

      • Well they are angry enough for the Social Democrats to come in at first place on a recent poll – however, I believe that ‘polls’ are notoriously inaccurate and open to much manipulation, but, I’ll bet those results may have shocked the ‘establishment’ anyway.

        It is my opinion that ‘polls’ are part of the Globalist agenda on how to gauge the reactions of the sheeple to all these contrived incidents that their agenda brings about.

  4. “Bishop Damian: Egypt Terror ‘A Declaration of War Against Copts’

    More than 40 people have been killed in attacks that targeted Coptic churches in Egypt. Anba Damian, general bishop of Copts in Germany, has described a climate of terror and persecution in his homeland of Egypt.”

    The Western media gave one nod to the attack on Palm Sunday and is now busily burying the story. But don’t expect the Syrian Gas attack story to end anytime soon. Coptic Christians (or any type of Christian) are not media darlings. That’s the preserve of muslim victims. The media doesn’t care that the Jihadists are actually planning to drive Christianity out of the Middle East. Plenty of evidence they are well on that path. And of course after the Middle East they will attempt the same in the Western nations they migrate to.

  5. “Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said that Sweden would never return to its former mass immigration policies.”

    He’s lying of course.

    • Mind you, it does sort of imply that they know the game is up with respect to how the society generally is trending….

      Way too late of course.

      Only a painful correction is possible now.

  6. Western woman hates having babies, so, Western civilization is doomed. Child-bearing women of different beliefs will replace our civilization. RIP.

    • I think you’re wrong. I don’t think western women hate having babies, but would like security, financial and otherwise, which western Europe in particular does not offer today. Just my opinion.

    • Both my eldest daughters and their spouses, have produced four children each – my eldest boy and his wife have produced one child so far and plan to have another two children.

      People vary in their expectations from place to place, but one thing is for certain throughout history, and that is babies will always come forth even in the most trying of times.

  7. Are the gay camps in Chechnya really the first since Hitler? Didn’t Cuba have re-education camps for gays (and other ‘degenerates’) – maybe they still do?

    • Look up ‘Homosexuality and the Soviet System’ to gain an insight into how Stalin treated the male and female homosexual.

      It would appear that Stalin beat Hitler to the persecution game in nominated camps.

  8. So PM Lofven says that Sweden will never return to its former mass immigration policies.

    That’s quite an acknowledgment of failure from the head of a Leftist coalition on a policy that almost the entire Swedish political spectrum has supported for decades.

    The trouble for Sweden is that this policy shift is not like vowing to never return to a restaurant you didn’t enjoy: the result of this wrongheaded policy is the presence of over a million unassimilable human beings in a nation of, until very recently, 8 million people. The demographic change is permanent and irreversible. The full consequences remain to be seen as the imported cohort will continue to grow as a percentage of the national population.

    Unlike other commentators, I see the connected statement “Meanwhile Sap ….will be stepping up its concern over (imaginary) far right revenge attacks” as a mere sop, a diversionary sound bite to the true believers disappointed that the humanitarian superpower has executed this u-turn on immigration by assuring them that we all know the real threat to Sweden’s security and stability is from neo-Nazi groups, not the Islamic imports.

    • “disappointed that the humanitarian superpower has executed this u-turn on immigration ”

      It hasn’t and it won’t.

    • The Globalist term, ‘Terrorism’ – as is used in the ‘War on Terror’, has taken on a non-political meaning in that the word ‘terrorism’ that was once associated with political overthrow by violent means will now be equally apportioned to the Islamists, who are the true terrorists and the Patriots, who are simply defending their natural born rights, rights that have been politically discounted by the Globalists and their lackeys.

  9. This is off-topic. I am not a computer expert.

    I visit a website (not on the same topic as this one) that has large numbers of excellent documents and articles in PDF form. I can save these, print them, and email them. These articles have been dispersed.

    Perhaps the sites dedicated to the Counter-jihad could consider making some flyers or posters or leaflets in PDF form available to permit the spread of critical information in case sites start to disappear or something.

    Just a few very good straightforward, short, simple documents for the Counter-jihad’s resources.

    • JihadWatch’s posts are e-mailable, which is convenient for storage and sharing.

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