Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/16/2017

An Iraqi asylum seeker has been convicted of raping two Chinese exchange students in the city of Bochum, in Western Germany. The court sentenced him to eleven years in prison.

In other news, an autopsy revealed that a 16-year-old North Carolina high school student died from an overdose of caffeine last month. Over the space of two hours the boy had drunk a large Mountain Dew, a McDonald’s coffee, and an energy drink before he collapsed. The coroner said the caffeine had caused heart arrhythmia, which led to the student’s death.

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Financial Crisis
» Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Top 25 U.S. Banks Have 222 Trillion Dollars of Exposure to Derivatives
» Is China’s Push to Deleverage Its Financial System Over?
 
USA
» Amid Terrorism Fears, Vehicles Banned on Mackinac Bridge During Walk
» Aurora Man Convicted in Terrorism Plot Decides Not to Fire His Lawyers
» Betsy Devos, A Repeat of the Reagan Education Disaster
» Caffeine Overdose Killed South Carolina Teen, Coroner Rules
» Classified Bombshell Hyperventilation
» Did Wash Post Publish Dubious Russia Story to Distract From Seth Rich Bombshell?
» Islam’s Onslaught of America: Quran’s Prime Directive
» Killing Paris Agreement is Not Enough
» LAPD Sides With Leftists After Assaulting Trump Supporter
» Liberal Professors Trade Secret Emails in Effort to Undermine Trump Commission
» Man Holding Mother’s Decapitated Head Stabs Store Clerk in Oregon
» Montana Sheriff’s Deputy Killed, Suspects Caught After Chase
» Senator Mike Lee Promotes Anti-Gun Merrick Garland for FBI Director
» Texas: Muslim Candidate Plays Victim, On Verge of Being First Elected in Pearland County
» The Juggernaut and the Jerks
» Was Murdered DNC Staffer Wikileaks’ Source of Leaked DNC Emails?
» We Don’t Need a Republican Revolution — What We Really Need is a Conservative Revolution
 
Europe and the EU
» Danish Teenager Found Guilty of Terrorism, Sentence Pending
» Denmark PM Says He Will Ignore Brussels Order to Relax Border Controls
» Geert Wilders Party ‘Fully Available’ As Conservatives and Greens Fail to Form Coalition Due to Migrant Policy
» Ice-is? Britain Issues Terrorism Warning for Antartica…& Security Experts Aren’t Impressed
» Leaders of Britain First Arrested Over Muslim Teen Rape Campaign
» No Takers Yet on French President Macron’s Plea for Climate Scientists to Move to France
» UK: BBC Makes Drama About Muslim Rape Gang, Doesn’t Mention Islam
» UK: Offenders in Rochdale Child Sexual Abuse Scandal ‘Remain at Large’
 
Middle East
» State Dept: ‘Crematorium’ Could be Warmer Part of Building
» Terrorist Confesses to Taking Part in Staged Chemical Weapons Attacks in Syria, Western Media Silent
 
Far East
» Techno-Leap to Balancing & Rationing Earth’s Resources
 
Australia — Pacific
» Farmer Claims Jewish Kosher Food is Not Criticised Like Muslim Halal Certification Because it Doesn’t Fund Hate Preachers and Isn’t Sold Everywhere
» ‘It’s Outright Denial’: Psychiatrist Slams ‘Muslims and Progressives’ For Denying Link Between Islam and Female Genital Mutilation
 
Latin America
» Grisly 24-Hour Period Leaves 4 Dead in Venezuela Unrest
 
Immigration
» Asylum Seeker Brutally Tortures Fellow Migrant Over 50 Euro Debt
» Communists Lead Illegal Alien March in Texas
» EU Depicts Itself as ‘Fairy Godmother’ Flying Migrants to ‘Racist’ Europe on a Magic Carpet
» EU Must Share Refugees From Italy and Greece Says Brussels Boss
» Germany: Iraqi Asylum-Seeker Convicted of Raping Chinese Students
» German Authorities Charge Syrian Migrant With Plotting Terror Attack in Denmark
» Green Party MP Went to Sea With ‘Migrant Rescue’ NGO Under Criticism for Helping People Smugglers
» Japanese PM Tells UN to Shove it, Will Not Take in Any Muslim ‘Refugees’
» Somali Man Raped Three Swedish Boys, Threatened to Release Video Recordings
» Sweden: Iraqi Immigrant Arrested for Raping Nursery School Child
 
Culture Wars
» Dismantling the Marxist Madrassas
» LOL! Marvel Cancels Anti-Police Black Lives Matter Comic Due to Poor Sales
» Of Course Businesses Should be Able to Discriminate
 
General
» Top 15 Things to Know About the ‘WannaCry’ Global Ransomware Hacker Attack
 

Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Top 25 U.S. Banks Have 222 Trillion Dollars of Exposure to Derivatives

The recklessness of the “too big to fail” banks almost doomed them the last time around, but apparently they still haven’t learned from their past mistakes. Today, the top 25 U.S. banks have 222 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives. In other words, the exposure that these banks have to derivatives contracts is approximately equivalent to the gross domestic product of the United States times twelve. As long as stock prices continue to rise and the U.S. economy stays fairly stable, these extremely risky financial weapons of mass destruction will probably not take down our entire financial system. But someday another major crisis will inevitably happen, and when that day arrives the devastation that these financial instruments will cause will be absolutely unprecedented.

During the great financial crisis of 2008, derivatives played a starring role, and U.S. taxpayers were forced to step in and bail out companies such as AIG that were on the verge of collapse because the risks that they took were just too great.

But now it is happening again, and nobody is really talking very much about it. In a desperate search for higher profits, all of the “too big to fail” banks are gambling like crazy, and at some point a lot of these bets are going to go really bad. The following numbers regarding exposure to derivatives contracts come directly from the OCC’s most recent quarterly report (see Table 2), and as you can see the level of recklessness that we are currently witnessing is more than just a little bit alarming…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Is China’s Push to Deleverage Its Financial System Over?

That is the question following last night’s dramatic reversal in recent PBOC liquidity moves, when after weeks of mostly draining liquidity, the central bank injected a whopping 170 billion yuan (net of maturities), or $24.7 billion, the biggest one-day cash injection into the country’s financial markets (and contracting shadow banking system as first reported here last week, when we showed the first drop in China Entrusted Loans in a decade) in four months. The surprising move was “a fresh sign that Beijing is trying to mitigate the damage to investor confidence inflicted by its recent campaign to tamp down speculation fueled by excessive borrowing” according to the WSJ.

Today’s injection was the the largest since just before the Lunar New Year holiday in January, when Chinese banks traditionally stock up on liquidity.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Amid Terrorism Fears, Vehicles Banned on Mackinac Bridge During Walk

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WWJ) — Expect a Labor Day traffic jam Up North as Michigan officials ban most vehicles from the Mackinac Bridge during the annual walk, due to concerns about terrorism.

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

Aurora Man Convicted in Terrorism Plot Decides Not to Fire His Lawyers

Two weeks after saying he wanted to represent himself at his upcoming sentencing, an Aurora man facing up to 15 years in prison for plotting to join an al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group has decided he wants to proceed with his lawyers after all.

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

Betsy Devos, A Repeat of the Reagan Education Disaster

We Are Facing a Repeat of the Reagan Promise!

The significance of the charter school/school choice issue is NOT related strictly to educational choice. It is related to acceptance of a communist system of governance where decisions are made by appointed, not elected officials. Appointed officials cannot be removed from office by voters/taxpayers. By Charlotte Iserbyt, January 2011

And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

When Trump issued the word “REFORM” in the same sentence with Betsy DeVos I knew he was intending to back off his promise to shut down the Federal Department of Education.

With HUNDREDS of Education researchers in this country, he picks the rich Bush Charter/Voucher women who if she cared one red cent about our children she would have refused the offer stating she wasn’t qualified. She knows that as well as we do. We will now see the rise in school-to-work education and confirmation that she is not only a supporter of a New World Order but that she is also a socialist/communist at heart.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Caffeine Overdose Killed South Carolina Teen, Coroner Rules

A 16-year-old boy died from a caffeine overdose after drinking caffeine-laden soft drinks, coffee and an energy drink, a South Carolina coroner said Monday.

Davis Allen Cripe collapsed and died last month, Richland County coroner Gary Watts told a news conference.

“On this particular day within the two hours prior to his death, we know had consumed a large diet Mountain Dew, a cafe latte from McDonalds and also some type of energy drink,” Watts said.

Related: Energy Drinks Can Be Harmful to Young Children

“It was so much caffeine at the time of his death that it caused his arrhythmia.”

Last month researchers reported that energy drinks can cause dangerous changes in heart function and blood pressure above and beyond caffeine alone. Another team found similar dangers in 2015.

“These drinks can be very dangerous,” Watts said. “I’m telling my friends and family don’t drink them.”…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Classified Bombshell Hyperventilation

Some people I would normally expect not to lose their minds following anti-Trump hype did lose their minds. Of course, the standard nutcases one might expect would lose their minds did so as well.

The result is has been a steady stream of nonsense all day regarding Trump’s alleged disclosure of highly classified information to Russia.

It took a collaboration of six (Jack Goldsmith, Susan Hennessey, Quinta Jurecic, Matthew Kahn, Benjamin Wittes, Elishe Julian) to come up with Bombshell: Initial Thoughts on the Washington Post’s Game-Changing Story.

The article starts out …

The Washington Post this afternoon published a stunning story reporting that President Trump disclosed highly-classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during their visit to the Oval Office last week.

After firing off rounds of innuendo from BuzzFeed, the New York Time, the Washington Post, and Reuters, the authors admit “the President did not ‘leak’ classified information in violation of law. He is allowed to do what he did.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Did Wash Post Publish Dubious Russia Story to Distract From Seth Rich Bombshell?

DC Police ordered to cover-up revelation that Rich was in contact with Wikileaks

The Washington Post published its dubious story on President Trump leaking classified information to the Russians less than an hour after the bombshell news broke that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich was in contact with Wikileaks and that DC Police were ordered to cover it up.

The coincidental timing has led many Trump supporters to accuse the Post of publishing their story in an attempt to distract the rest of the media from focusing on the massive new revelations in the Seth Rich case.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Islam’s Onslaught of America: Quran’s Prime Directive

Part 2: Muslims in America carrying out prime directive of Islam in the Koran — “Convert or kill all non-believers.”

On December 20, 2014, Muslim-American Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, 28, executed two New York City police officers as they sat in their patrol car. Brinsley, who spoke Arabic, shot officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos in the head. Before he shot the police officers, he murdered his girlfriend in Baltimore before driving up to New York City.

On Brinsley’s Facebook page: “Soon shall we cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers.” Koran Chapter 3 verse 151.

Winston Churchill in 1899 said, “Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”

Churchill nailed it. As our Muslim population grows from 4-7 million in 2017 to a possible 50 million via chain migration by 2050, you may expect our frequencies of Islamic jihad to increase commensurately.

Whether you followed the Fort Dix Six Muslims who attempted to commit mass murder on that U.S. base or the Fort Hood killings by Major Hassan, a Muslim, subway bomb plots by the Denver, Colorado taxi driver Muslim, or the Times Square Muslim last winter, or the Boston Marathon Muslim brother bombers, or the beheadings now continuing at a dizzying pace in our country, you stand eye-witness to America’s demise into a multicultural morass from which we may not recover.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Killing Paris Agreement is Not Enough

Trump has done Americans, and indeed the whole world, a great service by encouraging the debate. Now, he has to finish the job and pull the Paris weed out by its roots by withdrawing the US from the UNFCCC.

If President Donald Trump merely pulls the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, it will be like cutting the head off a dandelion. It will look good for a while until equally bad agreements quickly grow back when a Democrat occupies the White House again. Trump needs to dig up the roots of Paris-the 1992 U.N. climate treaty-if he is to keep his campaign promise to “stop all payments of the United States tax dollars to UN global warming programs.”

Trump can, and should, get the US out of the Paris Agreement, of course. Besides the scientifically unfounded objective of “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels,” as if we had a global thermostat, the agreement lets so-called developing countries largely off the hook despite the fact that non-OECD countries are now the greatest source of energy related emissions. Consider the agreement’s emission targets for the US versus China, currently the world’s largest emitter, for example:

The Obama administration agreed to an economy-wide target of reducing US greenhouse gas (82% of which is carbon dioxide (CO2)) emissions by 26%-28% below its 2005 level in 2025. China agreed “to achieve the peaking of CO2 emissions around 2030” and to other measures such as those designed to increase the share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption. Taking into consideration expected economic growth in China and other factors, their target translates into about a 70% increase above its 2005 level in 2025.

Yet writing in the Chicago Tribune, Paul Bodnar, a Special Assistant to former-President Obama and a key architect of the 2014 US-China deal (which has the same emission targets as Paris), echoes the position of many opinion leaders when he asserted, “The Paris Agreement…puts China, India, and other emerging markets on equal footing with the United States.”

Obviously, nothing could be further from the truth. It will not even be necessary for developing nations to meet their weak Paris emission targets anyway. They have an out-clause, one not applicable to developed countries.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

LAPD Sides With Leftists After Assaulting Trump Supporter

Authorities favor Antifa and affiliates over law-abiding citizens

The Los Angeles Police Department came to the defense of leftists after they reportedly assaulted and terrorized Trump supporters at a rally on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this weekend.

The assembly was organized in an effort to preempt plans by Antifa communists to vandalize the President’s star, which has been damaged repeatedly in recent months.

While livestreaming the ensuing face-off, Tim Treadstone (Baked Alaska) engaged in a debate with a group who claimed that President Trump is “pro rape” before physically menacing Treadstone, calling him a “redneck,” and grabbing his camera while threatening to beat him into unconsciousness.

“You better get that camera out my face before I knock your ass out,” said one of the aggressors.

LAPD intervened, but shockingly they reprimanded Treadstone and ordered him to vacate the area.

“You need to go,” ordered one of the officers, while the empowered attackers behind him continued to freely yell threats at Treadstone and his associates.

[Comment: Destabilization funded by Soros.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Liberal Professors Trade Secret Emails in Effort to Undermine Trump Commission

Professor calls for commission of scholars and voting rights activists to push back publicly against the voter fraud commission

A leaked email obtained by the Washington Free Beacon shows a proposal floated by members of the a prominent left-wing professor’s email listserv to form an academic commission to counter President Trump’s voter fraud commission.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Man Holding Mother’s Decapitated Head Stabs Store Clerk in Oregon

“I never foresaw a problem. If I had I would have stopped it,” the suspect’s father said

A man killed his mother on Mother’s Day at a rural Oregon home, then showed up at a grocery store in a nearby town carrying a decapitated head and began stabbing a checkout clerk before being subdued, authorities said Monday.

Officers determined the head the man was carrying belonged to his mother, the Sandy Police Department said.

An autopsy was underway Monday on the body of Tina Marie Webb, 59, the same day that her son, 36-year-old Joshua Lee Webb, was booked on charges of murder and attempted murder in the case. He has not yet made a court appearance.

The gruesome chain of events unfolded in two tiny, rural towns once known for logging about 30 miles south of Portland and sent shock waves through Estacada, where most people knew the white-haired checkout clerk identified as 66-year-old Michael Wagner for his warmth and quick sense of humor…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Montana Sheriff’s Deputy Killed, Suspects Caught After Chase

MISSOULA, Mont. — A sheriff’s deputy was killed early Tuesday in a shootout that prompted a pre-dawn pursuit that lasted 140 miles (225 kilometers) across southwestern Montana. The chase ended before sunrise with the suspects’ vehicle driving on its rims, a suspect shot and hospitalized and his father under arrest, officials said.

The chain of events began when Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore was pursuing a vehicle and told dispatchers he was stopping it at about 3 a.m. but did not respond to further communication, the sheriff’s office said.

Moore, 42, had been with the Broadwater County sheriff’s office for three years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

“It’s difficult to adequately describe how devastating it feels to lose one of our own in the line of duty,” said Sheriff Wynn Meehan. “Our deputy died protecting the citizens of our county and displayed remarkable courage until the very end.”

Gallatin County and Montana Highway Patrol officers found Moore dead by the side of the road near Three Forks, about 175 miles (281 kilometers) southeast of Missoula, said Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin.

Investigators watched the deputy’s dashboard camera to identify the sport utility vehicle that he had been pursuing, Gootkin said.

The SUV was later spotted about 80 miles (129 kilometers) away. Officers put spike strips on the road that the vehicle ran over them but continued another 30 miles (48 kilometers) on Interstate 90. The SUV was driving on rims alone when it came to a stop east of Missoula.

The passenger got out and shot at Butte-Silver Bow County officers, who returned fire, said Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff Ed Lester. Marshall Barrus, 38, was shot in the head, Lester said. He was taken to the hospital. His condition has not been released but Missoula County officials said he is in custody.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Senator Mike Lee Promotes Anti-Gun Merrick Garland for FBI Director

Merrick Garland has a long record, and, among other things, it leads to the conclusion that he would vote to reverse one of Justice Scalia’s most important opinions, D.C. vs. Heller, which affirmed that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms.

Has Senator Mike Lee Lost His Mind?

Or is the Senator a moderate leftist himself? Lee is tweeting Trump that he should nominate Merrick Garland for Director of the FBI in order to quell the hatred from the left. Really Mikey? There is nothing that would stop the globalist’s hatred of political outsider, Donald J. Trump!

And why the hell should we cave to them time and time again? Has caving to the left produced anything worthwhile in the past? No, of course it hasn’t, and it never will. Tell me one time Senator when the left has caved to the right! They are fighting tooth and nail to derail and destroy this presidency, something you also tried to do. Giving them anything is pure asinine stupidity showing weakness and lack of judgment. They need to be destroyed, not encouraged.

Senator Mike Lee is no Conservative

Before we look at Judge Garland’s background, let’s take a closer look at Mike Lee…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Texas: Muslim Candidate Plays Victim, On Verge of Being First Elected in Pearland County

PEARLAND, Texas — A woman running for city council in Pearland believes she is being targeted online because she’s a Muslim.

That woman is Dalia Kasseb, who went block by block Tuesday afternoon to try and pick up last minute supporters.

“We’re a very diverse community, and that diversity needs to show up in our community,” Kasseb said.

For example, an article from The Atlantic titled “How American Muslims Are Trying to Take Back Their Government” was shared on Facebook by Pealand ISD trustee Rusty Deborde days ago.

Deborde also posted the comment, “Please spread the word. This is happening this election cycle right here in Pearland.”

Deborde declined KHOU 11’s repeated requests for comment.

Ex-city councilman Kevin Cole shared the same article, echoing similar thoughts to Deborde. Cole tells KHOU 11 News it’s not an issue of “religion, race or gender with anyone that decides to run for political office in Pearland or anywhere else.”

He says his concern is with the Islamic Society of North America, who he believes is targeting this and other political races around Texas.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Juggernaut and the Jerks

Since President Trump was inaugurated on January 20, 2017, a number of people have scrupulously monitored his accomplishments. They include Sean Hannity’s producer Sweet Baby James, Gateway Pundit founder Jim Hoft, conservative commentator and former presidential candidate Gary Bauer, and Jeff Dunetz, creator of the blog The Lid, among others. The listing below was compiled by the above-mentioned people and represents many but not all of the non-stop accomplishments of President Trump — the juggernaut — during his first three months in office.

But the list does not elaborate on the accomplishments of the first three weeks of the fourth month, which include, among other things, the completion of his cabinet appointments, signing a cybersecurity executive order for a sweeping review of the federal government’s digital vulnerabilities and the adoption of specific security practices; an unprecedented trade deal with China involving certain foods, natural gas, and biotech products; creating a voter-fraud commission to clean up the system; preparation for a devastating cyberattack against America’s electric grid; and the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Nor is there any mention of the hundreds if not thousands of personal phone calls the president has made to shakers and movers in the U.S. as well as world leaders.

99 percent of the media — the jerks — are a de facto arm of the Democratic National Committee

If these accomplishments are not familiar, that’s because 99 percent of the media — the jerks — are a de facto arm of the Democratic National Committee and the far-left fringe, and are so terminally distressed by the fact that Mr. Trump won the presidency that they obstinately refuse to report what by any objective standards is the news.

[Comment: Read the list of Trump’s accomplishments.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Was Murdered DNC Staffer Wikileaks’ Source of Leaked DNC Emails?

When 27-year-old Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich was shot dead in Washington, D.C., on July 8, 2016 — just as the news of WikiLeaks publishing a trove of damning DNC e-mails was rocking the establishment — there were rumors and suggestions that Rich may have been the source of the leaked e-mails. Now, a private investigator says there is evidence that shows he was.

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

We Don’t Need a Republican Revolution — What We Really Need is a Conservative Revolution

Are you sick and tired of being betrayed by politicians that use the conservative label to get votes but then never actually act like conservatives once they get into office? As a voter, this is something that has deeply frustrated me for decades. On the federal level, there are a few dozen true conservatives in Congress, and I am very thankful for them. In particular, Mark Meadows, Raul Labrador and other members of the Freedom Caucus are doing an outstanding job. But they are greatly outnumbered by a huge number of RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) that have fooled conservatives into voting for them. In 2018, it is time for conservatives to say that enough is enough.

If conservatives will work together, we can do extraordinary things. But we just can’t sit back and wait for someone else to do something.

Right now, the left is already working very hard on winning back Congress in 2018. In fact, on Monday it was being reported that Hillary Clinton has just launched a new organization which is going to be focused on helping Democratic candidates take seats away from the Republicans…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Danish Teenager Found Guilty of Terrorism, Sentence Pending

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court on Tuesday convicted a teenage girl of attempted terrorism for planning bomb attacks against two schools.

Holbaek District Court judge Peder Christensen says the 17-year-old, who wasn’t identified, was also convicted of assaulting an employee in the juvenile incarceration facility where she had been held during the trial.

Christensen said the girl had converted to Islam and intended to carry out attacks, including one on a Jewish school, when she was 15. He said she possessed chemicals to make the explosive known as TATP. It also appeared she had online contacts with radical militants.

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

Denmark PM Says He Will Ignore Brussels Order to Relax Border Controls

DENMARK has vowed to ignore a controversial order by EU bureaucrats to lift its strict border controls.

The Scandinavian country introduced the hardline measures in a desperate bid to stem the flow of migrants into Europe.

Germany, Austria and Norway, which are also part of the passport-free Schengen zone, also followed suit.

The European Commission has told the four nations to relax the controls, which were imposed in 2015, within six months.

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

Geert Wilders Party ‘Fully Available’ As Conservatives and Greens Fail to Form Coalition Due to Migrant Policy

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch talks on forming a four-party government coalition collapsed Monday over differences on migration policy.

Migration policy was one of the most divisive issues in the March parliamentary vote, as the Netherlands — along with other wealthy Western European nations — grappled with how best to cope with the stream of migrants fleeing war and poverty in North Africa and the Middle East.

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

Ice-is? Britain Issues Terrorism Warning for Antartica…& Security Experts Aren’t Impressed

Despite Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) founding its “caliphate” in the desert climes of the Middle East, the British Foreign Office has seen fit to issue a terrorism warning for travelers planning a sojourn to the vast, sub-zero wastelands of Antarctica.

In new official advice, the department warned: “Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in the British Antarctic Territory, attacks can’t be ruled out.

“There’s a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time.”

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

Leaders of Britain First Arrested Over Muslim Teen Rape Campaign

Note the title of the article below: “Anti-Islam militants from Britain First arrested over ‘Muslim teen rape campaign.’“

The leaders of radical right-wing party Britain First have been arrested following a “campaign” related to an ongoing rape trial at a court in Kent…on suspicion of inciting religious hatred.

Is it “militant” and “anti-Islam” to oppose a massive campaign of rape and violence against young girls by Muslim grooming gangs, as well as other crimes that Muslims have committed against infidels on Western soil, which are reported daily? Someone has to resist such violations, as Western authorities continue to abandon their duties to protect innocent citizens; yet the leaders of Britain First are being treated like the dangerous criminals.

“Christian patrols” are a way of countering “Sharia patrols” and the general incursion of jihadists and Islamic supremacists into Britain. Christian patrols are protests in which videos, pamphlets and newspapers are displayed that warn about the violence preached in the Qur’an, which some Muslims use to justify human rights abuses. Christian crosses are also displayed. Sharia patrols, on the other hand, are an intimidating, sometimes physically “savage” campaign of terror to force infidels and apostates into Sharia compliance.

When Britain First held their opening “Christian Patrol,” a Muslim shopkeeper retaliated by stating:

“It’s our country, it’s not a Christian country. You jealous we taking over?”

“Sharia patrols by sometimes violent radical young Salafists have also been seen in other European cities such as London, Copenhagen and Hamburg.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

No Takers Yet on French President Macron’s Plea for Climate Scientists to Move to France

French President Emmanuel Macron urged U.S. climate scientists during his campaign to move to France, but so far it doesn’t appear that anyone has taken him up on his offer.

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

UK: BBC Makes Drama About Muslim Rape Gang, Doesn’t Mention Islam

The BBC has made a drama about girls affected by Muslim rape gangs — with no mention of Islam in press releases or the trailer, the writer claiming “there was no religious basis for this”.

Three Girls, which will be aired 16 May on BBC One, tells the story of three children from Rochdale targeted by a gang of Pakistani and Afghani origin Muslims between 2005 and 2008.

The case resulted in the 2012 conviction of the nine men for serious sexual offences, including rape and human trafficking, inflicted on girls as young as 13…

However, sentencing the men at the time, Judge Gerald Clifton bluntly disagreed, clearly stating that religion was a factor in the case and part of what motivated the men to treat the girls as they did.

He said the men treated the girls “as though they were worthless and beyond respect”.

“One of the factors leading to that was the fact that they were not part of your community or religion.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Offenders in Rochdale Child Sexual Abuse Scandal ‘Remain at Large’

A former Greater Manchester police detective who resigned over the force’s handling of the Rochdale child sexual abuse scandal has claimed that offenders identified in the original investigation are still free to abuse young girls in the town.

Speaking before the airing of a new BBC1 drama, Three Girls — which tells the story of three victims in the 2012 Rochdale sex grooming case — Margaret Oliver said police had still not learned lessons and called for the law to be changed so that senior officers could be prosecuted for negligence.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

State Dept: ‘Crematorium’ Could be Warmer Part of Building

In a briefing Monday, the Department of State admitted that the alleged crematorium in the Syrian prison used to incinerate prisoners could actually just be a warmer part of the building.

The State Department stated Monday based on international and local NGO reports that the alleged crematorium used to burn the bodies of hundreds of hanged prisoners at a prison run by the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad may not be a crematorium at all.

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

Terrorist Confesses to Taking Part in Staged Chemical Weapons Attacks in Syria, Western Media Silent

Before the dust settled on Khan Skeykhoun, the United States had used the alleged chemical attack that took place there as the justification for a launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the al-Sha’aryat airbase in Syria. Even as the missiles were heading toward their target, it was clear that something was not right with the official U.S. government story regarding the incident. In fact, when considering all the evidence, it was clear that the Syrian military had nothing to do with the actual attack. Even more so, there were even questions regarding whether or not the attack actually took place.

After the bombings, as more and more evidence came to light, it became so obvious that the Syrian government had nothing to do with the attacks that any further reference to Khan Sheykhoun should now conjure up memories of an American empire looking for any reason to launch attacks against Syria, so much so that it is ready to slaughter children under the guise of seeking revenge for the killing of children.

Now, however, there is little doubt left as to whether or not the Syrian government was involved in the attack since one of the West’s proxy terrorists recently confessed to taking part in the staging of the attack to be blamed on the Syrian government.

According to a report by Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA),

Terrorist, Walid Hendi confessed to taking part in fabricating videos and photos for a Turkish TV channel while working with the so-called “White Helmets” that depict neighborhoods and areas in Aleppo being attacked with chemical weapons in order to blame the Syrian Arab Army.

In confessions broadcast by the Syrian TV on Saturday evening, al-Hendi said that he joined the “White Helmets” three years ago in return for receiving funds from the so-called “local council” and financers from Arab Gulf countries. Hendi said that they were told that there will be chemical attacks, and they were given protective clothing and they staged a fake chemical attack that was filmed by a Turkish channel, adding that they were filmed by two people called Ibrhaim al-Haj and Mohammad al-Sayyed as they sounded sirens and brought stretchers to transport supposedly injured people, with the intent of posting these videos online and accusing the Syrian Arab Army of carrying out a chemical attack.

The terrorist also confessed to taking part in fabricating videos and photos depicting alleged attacks several times.

SANA then reports on the confession of a second terrorist, Imad Abdeljawad. The report reads,…

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Techno-Leap to Balancing & Rationing Earth’s Resources

At Beijing’s 600-year-old Temple of Heaven, facial recognition technology now restricts toilet users from dispensing more than one 60-centimeter (2-foot) section of paper every nine minutes! Most snicker at the notion of unseen TP Police hovering in the shadows when, in fact, China trails Nazi Germany in enforcing technocracy-style neo-authoritarianism, and the European Union is well on its way.

Human Era Gives Way to Technotronic Era

Regrettably, few diligently track this emerging scientific dictatorship envisioned by Technocrats, jumpstarted by the Carter-Mondale administration, and thereafter propelled by the Trilateralist-dominated executive branch of our U.S. government.

At the end of the day, an international economic order, called Technocracy, otherwise known as Sustainable Development, is destined to exchange our price-based economic system (free enterprise capitalism) for an energy-based alternative. In 2016, the United Nations released its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Effectively absorbing Agenda 21 and the Millennium Development Goals into a single framework, the “new goals” will be fleshed out through a number of meetings taking place this year (2017). Come July, a high-level forum in New York City will explore ways to promote/strengthen the global Sustainable Development agenda and to enforce it at national and grassroots levels.

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Farmer Claims Jewish Kosher Food is Not Criticised Like Muslim Halal Certification Because it Doesn’t Fund Hate Preachers and Isn’t Sold Everywhere

Kirralie Smith, a farmer who campaigns against halal certification, has made a video pointing out that Jewish synagogues aren’t harbouring terror plots.

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‘It’s Outright Denial’: Psychiatrist Slams ‘Muslims and Progressives’ For Denying Link Between Islam and Female Genital Mutilation

Bangladeshi-born Sydney psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed has slammed Muslims and the left for denying the link between female genital mutilation and Islam. He took aim at feminist Germaine Greer.

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Grisly 24-Hour Period Leaves 4 Dead in Venezuela Unrest

Business owners shuttered shops, a burned police station stood charred black and a state officer in western Venezuela was under arrest Tuesday following a spasm of violence that resulted in at least four deaths in anti-government protests.

An especially grisly 24 hours of turmoil coming after nearly two months of political unrest had nervous residents staying indoors in restive cities like San Cristobal near the border with Colombia.

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Asylum Seeker Brutally Tortures Fellow Migrant Over 50 Euro Debt

An asylum seeker in Germany brutally tortured a fellow migrant by cutting off his eyelids and blinding him by shoving a pen into his eyes over a 50 euro debt.

The brutal attack occurred last October when 20-year-old asylum seeker Mustafa H. turned up at the apartment of 19-year-old Dawit W. in the town of Schlüchtern to collect on the debt. When the 19-year-old could not pay, Mustafa stabbed him with two knives to the neck and tortured him, German magazine Bild reports.

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Communists Lead Illegal Alien March in Texas

Protesters hassle Infowars reporter and block cameras

Infowars reporter Millie Weaver goes to an anti-SB4 Migrant Mothers March in Austin, Texas on Mothers Day to interview attendees.

A small group of event leaders identified Infowars reporter Millie Weaver and made it their mission to stalk her the entire march while telling the attendees not to talk to her.

One of the stalkers was identified as a Travis County Precinct Chairman of the Democratic Party that can be seen in pictures on the internet with Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.

Other local communist party members appeared to be in attendance at the march which had the majority of its protestors dressed in red while chanting “Si Se Puede” and “La Raza”.

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EU Depicts Itself as ‘Fairy Godmother’ Flying Migrants to ‘Racist’ Europe on a Magic Carpet

European Commission depicts the EU as a “fairy godmother” flying Muslim migrants on a magic carpet to ‘racist’ Western Europe.

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EU Must Share Refugees From Italy and Greece Says Brussels Boss

EUROPE must step up its commitment to rehousing asylum seekers from Italy and Greece, according to a top European Union chief.

Under two European Council decisions adopted in September 2015, EU member states committed to relocate 160,000 asylum-seekers from the two “frontline” countries by September 2017.

Thousands have already been ferried across the bloc, being housed in centres across the continent after arriving on the shores of Europe on rickety boats from North Africa and the Middle East.

But estimates suggest only 40,000 will have found new home by the September deadline — and politicians are now urging countries to speed up their identification processes to ensure transfers can take place.

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Germany: Iraqi Asylum-Seeker Convicted of Raping Chinese Students

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has convicted a 32-year-old Iraqi man of raping two Chinese college students in the western city of Bochum.

The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that the court sentenced the man to 11 years in prison.

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German Authorities Charge Syrian Migrant With Plotting Terror Attack in Denmark

A Syrian migrant with known Islamic State sympathies who was intercepted at the German-Danish border with materials for making explosives will be charged with plotting a terror attack — but only after spending six months in custody as authorities claimed they had difficulty bringing charges against him.

The 20-year-old Syrian, who attempted to cross the border with 17,000 matches, radio equipment, and an ignition device, has been in custody since November 2016. German prosecutors have announced the asylum seeker, who has been known as a radical Islamist to German authorities as far back as 2015, will be put on trial in Stuttgart, the Associated Press reports.

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Green Party MP Went to Sea With ‘Migrant Rescue’ NGO Under Criticism for Helping People Smugglers

German Green Party leader in Hamburg Anna Gallina accompanied one of the several migrant rescue NGOs accused of helping or encouraging people smugglers by the European Union.

Ms. Gallina joined the crew of Sea-Eye, one of the German NGOs which operates in the Mediterranean looking for migrant boats, taking them onboard and bringing them to Europe, Die Welt reports.

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Japanese PM Tells UN to Shove it, Will Not Take in Any Muslim ‘Refugees’

“There are many things that we should do before accepting immigrants”

UNITED NATIONS — Japan’s prime minister said Tuesday that his nation needs to attend to its own demographic challenges posed by falling birth rates and an aging population before opening its doors to refugees.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced at the U.N. General Assembly that Japan is ramping up assistance in response to the exodus of refugees to Europe from the Middle East and Africa.

He said Japan will provide $1.5 billion in emergency aid for refugees and for stabilization of communities facing upheaval. But speaking to reporters later Tuesday he poured cold water on the idea of Japan opening its doors to those fleeing.

[Comment: Japan shows the way.]

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Somali Man Raped Three Swedish Boys, Threatened to Release Video Recordings

Between November 2015 and the end of September 2016, threatened and forced, three boys, the oldest born in 2002, were raped eight times by a teaching assistant working at their school. One of the boys explained that when he protested, the perpetrator threatened him with a knife, holding it to the boy’s neck, he told him to “take off his clothes.”

Media outlets have been reluctant to name the convict’s cultural background. The Old Continent has requested the Swedish court file, which identifies the man as the 30-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, born in Somalia…

When questioned, one of the boys stressed how painful the experience was for him, both physically and mentally, while another had to tell in humiliating detail how the rapes unfolded. All three children have indicated they suffer from depression and “did not want to live after the rape.”

The case came to light after an acquaintance of one of the boys’ parents happened to see one of the boys wearing just his underwear at the home of the perpetrator. He became suspicious and alerted the police.

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Sweden: Iraqi Immigrant Arrested for Raping Nursery School Child

Swedish Police has arrested a 19-year-old immigrant from Iraq on suspicion of raping one of the children at a nursery school in the municipality of Lindesberg, where the man was temporarily employed. The alleged sexual assault took place on April 18.

According to Fria Tider, police detained the man last Friday. That same day, parents were invited to an emergency meeting that was held at the school last Monday night. Parents were informed of the case during a press conference.

Apparently, the migrant had been working at the school for more than three months, after previously being employed at three other Swedish preschools. It is yet unknown if there have been other victims.

In court, where hearings were held behind closed doors, the suspected paedophile denied the allegations. The minimum penalty for child rape in Sweden is two years in jail.

The suspect was born in the town of Zakho, in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq. In September 2006, he arrived in Sweden as a child with his mother, father and five siblings. The man has since been granted Swedish citizenship.

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Dismantling the Marxist Madrassas

Changing academia has been much more difficult than changing the media. However, there is hope: President Donald Trump has asked Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. to head a White House task force on reforming the U.S. higher education system.

While the appointment has been known about since January, the selection took on more significance in view of Falwell’s remarks when presenting Trump with an honorary Doctorate of Laws at the school’s commencement ceremony on Saturday. Falwell said, “He deserves our respect and admiration for enduring relentless and often dishonest attacks from the media, the establishment on the left and the right, and from academia.”

Academia is not only a bastion of anti-Trump sentiment, but it has become the most important base of operations, next to the media, for attacks on conservative Americans devoted to saving their country and its traditional religious values.

It is anticipated that Falwell’s task force will recommend the increasing use of online courses in order to drive down the costs of higher education for students nationwide. This is a proven method to accomplish what we call “Defunding the Marxist Madrassas.” In this way, the academic bastions of Marxist thought that inhibit real diversity in thinking, and even prevent conservatives from coming on campus, can be reduced in their influence and even dismantled.

Dr. Tina Trent, who writes about problems in academia, says that non-ideological and technologically-oriented students are increasingly being drawn to online learning opportunities that prepare them for the real world.

Most students would rather not end up like Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia economics major, who was so uneducated and misguided that he went on a “Young Pioneers” tour of North Korea and is now a captive of the regime. He was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for stealing a communist banner to bring home.

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LOL! Marvel Cancels Anti-Police Black Lives Matter Comic Due to Poor Sales

Aspiring racist comic book writer and McArthur genius grant recipient Ta-Nehisi Coates’ latest bid for comic book social justice sold so badly that even Marvel couldn’t justify keeping it afloat. And Marvel will keep anything social justice afloat. Maybe Coates needed more Muslims…

The lefty crybullies at Gizmodo are furious. How dare Marvel cancel a comic that no one wants. But it’s telling that Marvel canceled this turkey after two issues. It’s not hard to see why. Black Panther and the Crew was predictable Black Nationalist pap with superheroes that no one cares much about plugged in. The cover featuring Black Panther fighting Captain America summed up the worldview.

Good riddance.

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Of Course Businesses Should be Able to Discriminate

You are hiring a babysitter. You can choose between a teenage girl who has no babysitting experience, or a paroled child molester who was a kindergarten teacher for 5 years. Is it discrimination to choose the less qualified candidate?

Yes. And the right to discriminate is a basic necessity of human interaction. It is about ensuring both parties in any interaction have given consent.

Okay, that was an extreme example. But what if KKK members came to the black owners of a clothing company, and forced them to make their robes? That is more reminiscent of the latest gay customer discrimination case.

A t-shirt printing company refused to print shirts for a gay pride event, citing religious beliefs. Actually, this happened five years ago, and another court just affirmed that the business does not have to provide services in this case because the owners objected to spreading the message of the group: gay pride.

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Top 15 Things to Know About the ‘WannaCry’ Global Ransomware Hacker Attack

Over the weekend, a virus infected thousands of computers around the world, locking up their data until a ransom was paid. Experts believe the virus uses tools stolen from the NSA to infect computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system.

The impact of the attack, using a virus known as ‘WannaCry’, appears limited in the United States so far, although security analysts fear that could change in the coming days. The virus has been running wild across Europe and Asia, inflicting an untold amount of financial damage and putting lives in danger, since one of the biggest targets was Britain’s National Health System.

Following are 15 important facts about WannaCry, including tips on how to protect vulnerable systems…

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15 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/16/2017

  1. What? The President told a secret to the Russians? That’s not allowed!! Who does he think he is, the guy in charge of the Government?

    Of course, Harry Truman told Stalin we’d invented the A-bomb. But that’s completely different. HE was a Democrat.

    • We also shared intel after Alan Turing cracked the Enigma machine.

  2. I don’t mean to be rude, but I do not like your new look, just as I don’t like Hot Air’s new look either. Harder to navigate and not nearly as attractive as the old look.

    • Maria, we haven’t changed our “look” at all — unless you mean the ad for Ibn Warraq’s new book, which I added to the sidebar the day before yesterday. Otherwise, everything is the same.

      I checked the site using two different browsers, two different operating systems, and two different computers. It looked the same as always; everything was normal. So there must be an issue with your browser or your computer.

      • She may be viewing the site from a different device. I’ve noticed that your site sometimes (but not always, oddly) has a slightly different layout when viewed on my iPad rather than on my usual desktop PC.

  3. Re: Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Top 25 U.S. Banks Have 222 Trillion Dollars of Exposure to Derivatives

    There is almost no way for the human brain to comprehend the degree of exposure (i.e., financial vulnerability) involved. Here is a link to a visualization that does a great job of elucidating this otherwise unimaginable concept:

    All of the World’s Money and Markets in One Visualization

    For a layman’s explanation of how this could potentially impact America’s economy, I refer you to the inimitable Ann Barnhardt: (Well worth watching at 150 minutes)

    The Economy Is Going To Implode

  4. I just can’t comprehend why taxpayers are supposed to pay for that [man]’s prison stay? Either put him into hard labour to have him earn [pay reparations] for his victims and their families and then deport him, or deport him right away, marking him unwelcomed.

    And convinced rapists should be castrated without excuses anyway.

  5. In slightly positive news, the Austrian government has collapsed and snap elections are looming for October.

    The downside is that the center-right party’s leading candidate is a young pretty boy like Macron.

    A commentator at another site I forget made the quality point that the Deep State correctly gauged how they could float a candidate like Macron to success, and that they were likely to do so in future elections.

  6. Re: “Texas: Muslim Candidate Plays Victim, On Verge of Being First Elected in Pearland County”

    There is no Pearland County in Texas. Pearland, Tx is a suburban town south of Houston in Brazoria County. (At least it was there when I drove through it this afternoon.)
    Just like to keep the facts straight.

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