Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/30/2017

Opponents of a planned mosque in the German city of Erfurt expressed their objections to the proposed building by leaving pig parts at the site. Half a pig’s head, pigs’ feet, and entrails were among the delicacies impaled on stakes at the building site.

In other news, Romanian police detained eleven migrants who were allegedly trying to cross the Hungarian border and enter the Schengen Zone.

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Financial Crisis
» 5 Highly Respected Financial Experts That Are Warning That a Market Crash is Imminent
» The Next Stock Market Crash Will be Blamed on Donald Trump But it Will be the Federal Reserve’s Fault Instead
 
USA
» Caroline Glick: Linda Sarsour and the Progressive Zeitgeist
» Chicago Sees 52 People Shot in Violent Holiday Weekend
» Eruption on Floor the Last Day of Texas Legislature
» ‘It’s Snowing on Jupiter’: Stunning Photos Show Clouds High in Gas Giant’s Skies
» It’s Time to Flush the Toilet
» Less Government. More Freedom.
» Marvel Abandons Fan Base: UN-American ‘Captain America’ On 24/7 Anti-Trump Rant
» Maxine Waters Clashes With Constituent: ‘You Can’t Impeach a Member of Congress!’
» Motive for Madness
» Portland Mayor Calls for Shutdown of ‘Trump Free Speech, ‘ Anti-Muslim Rallies
» Shock: Texas Dem Rep Threatens to Kill Republican on Legislative Floor
» The Murder of Seth Rich — A Basic Primer for Corporate Media Hostages
» Trial Begins for Virginia Man Who Backed Out of ISIS
» US Conducts Successful Missile Intercept Test, Pentagon Says
» Was Obama Administration Illegal Spying Worse Than Watergate?
» ‘White Supremacist’ Portland Stabber Was a Bernie Supporter, Threatened to Kill Trump Supporters
 
Europe and the EU
» Controversial UK Teaching Booklet Invites Children to Write ‘Letter to a Terrorist’
» Germany’s Schulz: “Trump is a Destroyer of Western Values, We Must Stand in His Way”
» Germany: Teen Arrested in Brandenburg Over Suspected Terror Plot in Berlin
» Germany: Planned Erfurt Mosque Targeted With Dead Pigs on Wooden Stakes
» Germany: Wave of Muslim Honor Killings
» Italy Moves Toward Early Vote as Election Law Deal Nears
» Revealed: British Intelligence Received Warnings of Manchester Bomber Attack
» Robert Spencer at Breitbart: Theresa May’s Tories Targeted Critics of Islam Instead of Terrorists
» Sick and Tired of Teddy Bears and Flowers
» Tax Fraud Generated 100m for Suspected Terror Groups
» Trump Lashes Out at Germany, Promises ‘Change’ In Relations
» Trump, Germany’s Merkel Clash Over Trade, NATO and ‘Western Values’
» UK Children Taught to ‘Respect’ Terrorists Who Kill Over ‘Unfair’ Treatment
» UK: Exercise in Futility: MI5 to Investigate Itself Over Manchester “Missed Warnings”
» UK: Footage Shows Yob Knock Out Defenceless Man
» UK: Leading Muslim Group Calls for Ramadan ‘Jihad’ Alongside Trump, Farage, May Headshots
» UK: Labour’s Secret Plans for £4,000 ‘Garden Tax’: Land and Levy Plot Could Treble the Average Council Bill
» UK: Police Searching a Tip in Greater Manchester Are Looking for the Arena Bomber’s Blue Suitcase
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Palestinian Authority Paid $1 Billion in 4 Years for Terrorists’ Salaries
 
Middle East
» Baghdad Blasts: Ice Cream Shop Among Attack Targets, 31 Killed
» Yemen Facing ‘Total Collapse’ As Fighting Continues, UN Warns
 
South Asia
» Indian PM Modi Praises Merkel’s ‘Vision’, Urges Climate Action
 
Far East
» Priest Kidnapped by ISIS in Philippines, Issues Video Pleading for His Life and Hundreds of Others
 
Immigration
» 11 Syrian and Iraqi Migrants Detained at Hungarian Border
» 240,000 Young People in Sweden With Migrant Backgrounds Live Under Oppressive ‘Honor’ Culture
» 48 Out of 50 Moroccan Migrants Claiming to be Underage Are Adults
» Dinghy Carrying 34 Migrants Catches Fire Off Spanish Coast
» French Official Warns of Summer Chaos as Thousands of Migrants Try to Sneak Into UK
» Germany: ‘Syrian’ Asylum Seeker Arrested as Cops Rumble Suicide Bomb Plot
» Greece: EU-Funded NGO Investigated for Sexually Exploiting Migrants and Misusing Funds
» People Trafficking Gang Jailed for 50 Years
» Sweden: Three Out of Four ‘Child Refugees’ Are Actually Adults
» Three Men Cross Eastern Border Into Finland, Claim Asylum
 
Culture Wars
» ‘Why is My Curriculum White?’ Campaign Forces Oxford Uni to Introduce Compulsory Black History Exams
 

5 Highly Respected Financial Experts That Are Warning That a Market Crash is Imminent

If everything is going to be “just fine”, why are so many big names in the financial community warning about an imminent meltdown? I don’t think that I have seen so many simultaneous warnings about a market crash since just before the great financial crisis of 2008. And at this point, you would have to be quite blind not to see that stocks are absurdly overvalued and that a correction is going to happen at some point. And when stocks do start crashing, lots of fingers are going to start pointing at President Trump, but it won’t be his fault. The Federal Reserve and other central banks are primarily responsible for creating this bubble, and they should definitely get the blame for what is about to happen to global financial markets.

My regular readers are quite familiar with my thoughts on where the market is headed, so today let me share some thoughts from five highly respected financial experts…

#1 When Altair Asset Management’s chief investment officer Philip Parker was asked if a market crash was coming to Australia, he said that he has “never been more certain of anything in my life”. In fact, he is so sure that the investments that his hedge fund is managing are going to crash that a decision was made to liquidate the fund “and return ‘hundreds of millions’ of dollars to its clients”…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Next Stock Market Crash Will be Blamed on Donald Trump But it Will be the Federal Reserve’s Fault Instead

This stock market bubble was not primarily created by Barack Obama, Donald Trump or any other politician. Rather, the Federal Reserve was primarily responsible for creating it by pushing interest rates all the way to the floor during the Obama era and by flooding the financial system with hot money during several stages of quantitative easing.

But now the economy is slowing down. Economic growth on an annual basis was just 0.7 percent during the first quarter, and yet the Federal Reserve is talking about raising interest rates anyway.

The Federal Reserve also raised interest rates in a slowing economy in the late 1930s, and that had the effect of significantly extending the economic problems during that decade.

As I noted in my article entitled “The Federal Reserve Must Go” , there have been 18 recessions or depressions since the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, and now we stand on the precipice of another one.

After this next crisis, hopefully Congress will finally understand that it is time to shut the Federal Reserve down for good, and I am going to do all that I can to make that happen.

Ron Paul is someone that I look up to greatly, and he also agrees that the blame for the coming crisis should be placed on the Federal Reserve instead of on Trump…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Caroline Glick: Linda Sarsour and the Progressive Zeitgeist

In US academic tradition, university administrators choose commencement speakers they believe embody the zeitgeist of their institutions and as such, will be able to inspire graduating students to take that spirit with them into the world outside.

In this context, it makes perfect sense that Ayman El-Mohandes, dean of the Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy at City University of New York (CUNY), invited Linda Sarsour to serve as commencement speaker at his faculty’s graduation ceremony.

Sarsour embodies Mohandes’s values.

Mohandes’s Twitter feed makes his values clear. His Twitter feed is filled with attacks against Israel.

Mohandes indirectly accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of wishing to commit genocide. Netanyahu, he intimated, wishes to “throw the Arabs in the sea.”

He has repeatedly libeled Israel as a repressive, racist, corrupt state.

Mohandes has effectively justified and legitimized Islamic terrorism and the Hamas terrorist regime in Gaza. The Islamic terrorist assault against Israel, led by Hamas from Gaza, is simply an act of “desperation,” he insists.

By Mohandes’s lights, Hamas terrorists are desperate not because they uphold values and beliefs that reject freedom, oppress women and aspire to the genocide of Jewry and the destruction of the West. No, they are desperate because Israel is evil and oppressive.

Who could Mohandes have chosen to serve as his commencement speaker other than Sarsour, given his positions?…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]
 

Chicago Sees 52 People Shot in Violent Holiday Weekend

Chicago saw approximately 52 people shot during Memorial Day weekend, despite a heavier police presence throughout the city.

Seven people died from their wounds in a spate of violence that lasted from Friday evening to early Tuesday morning, reports NBC News.

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

Eruption on Floor the Last Day of Texas Legislature

One Texas state representative is reportedly being provided protection by the Texas Deptartment of Public Safety (DPS) following a scuffle on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives, which reportedly began when State Rep. Matt Rinaldi called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in response to disruptive demonstrators at the Texas State Capitol Monday.

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

‘It’s Snowing on Jupiter’: Stunning Photos Show Clouds High in Gas Giant’s Skies

Not all of Jupiter’s clouds are huge, swirling, otherworldly beasts. Spectacular new images captured by NASA’s Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft show fluffy-looking white clouds casting their comparably tiny shadows on the giant planet’s monstrous, multicolored cloud decks.

“It’s probably mostly ammonia ice, but there may be water ice mixed into it, so it’s not exactly like the snow that we have [on Earth],” Bolton added. “And I was using my imagination when I said it was snowing there — it could be hail.”

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

It’s Time to Flush the Toilet

Is it fair to compare Congress to a toilet? If there is one institution that embodies the corruption that permeates Washington D.C., it is the United States Congress. Dominated by extremely selfish career politicians that are primarily interested in raising enough money to win the next election, Congress has become a cesspool of filth, fraud and malfeasance. The American people are absolutely sick of this, and that is why approval ratings for Congress are consistently much lower than for any other political institution. In fact, at this moment Congress has an average approval rating of just 18.3 percent according to Real Clear Politics. Donald Trump captured the imagination of tens of millions of American voters when he pledged to “ drain the swamp” during the last election, but I say that it is time to “ flush the toilet” because the only way that we will ever be able to turn the federal government in a positive direction is by clearing out as many of these Congress critters as possible.

Getting Donald Trump into the White House was the biggest political miracle in American history, but now his agenda is almost completely stalled and it is Congress that is to blame.

For example, Trump repeatedly pledged that he was going to build a “ big, beautiful wall” along the southern border to combat illegal immigration, but at this point funding for that wall is being completely blocked.

What is the problem?

Congress.

Trump also pledged that Obamacare would be repealed very rapidly once he became president, but that obviously has not happened.

What is the problem?

Congress.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Less Government. More Freedom.

Big government tends to suck the life out of everything. If you doubt this, just look around the globe. In nations where a central government dominates every aspect of society, the people seem quite lifeless. Of course an extreme example of this is North Korea. Their entire culture is centered around a philosophy known as “ Juche”, and in this philosophy the “ leader” essentially becomes an object of worship. Literally everything in North Korea revolves around the state and the “ leader” , and as a result most of the population resembles a horde of mindless zombies.

On the other hand, the most dynamic societies throughout human history have always been the ones where people have had a tremendous amount of freedom to express their passions and creativity. There is a reason why we saw an unprecedented explosion of remarkable inventions in early America, and there is a reason why so many millions of immigrants have risked their lives to get here. Liberty has always been such a rare commodity in our world, and almost all governments eventually become tyrannical. That is why it is so imperative that we defend the liberty that we still have in this nation.

Our Founding Fathers envisioned a country where freedom and liberty would be maximized. Of course there always must be some sort of government, because otherwise you would have total anarchy. We want potential thieves and murderers to be frightened of the power of the law, and we are thankful for those that protect us from them. But way too often it is government that becomes the greatest threat to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and that is the sort of tyranny that we desperately wish to avoid.

Today, there are literally hundreds of thousands of statutes, rules and regulations on the federal level, and when you throw in the state and local levels you get a total that is in the millions. Virtually every aspect of our lives is very tightly regulated and controlled these days, and this has been going on for so long that most people have begun to accept it as normal.

But the way our society works today is definitely not “ normal” . Let me share with you an example from the state of California that makes my blood boil. If you can believe it, government officials actually fined one farmer 2.8 million dollars for plowing his own field…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Marvel Abandons Fan Base: UN-American ‘Captain America’ On 24/7 Anti-Trump Rant

From actor Chris Evans (Captain America) to director Joss Whedon, the Marvel Comics franchise is committing harikari in the most unbecoming of ways: through unapologetic, partisan bashing of a democratically elected president they can’t stand.

Evans has expressed deep contempt for what he considers to be in the ignorant masses of Americans that voted Donald Trump into the White House. These are, however, the very masses that make up the core viewership of Marvel’s superhero movies.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Maxine Waters Clashes With Constituent: ‘You Can’t Impeach a Member of Congress!’

“Your president is a dishonorable, lying man.”

Is all the impeachment talk boomeranging on Maxine Waters?

A constituent filmed an encounter with the California Congresswoman on Monday and the two clashed before Waters declared that a member of Congress couldn’t be impeached.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Motive for Madness

Left-wing liberal leaders do not lack the intelligence to recognize the suicidal policies they are pursuing. They are deliberately facilitating the policies of cultural suicide to create the social chaos necessary to eliminate their nation states and globalize the world under one-world government That is the motive for their madness.

Their seemingly bizarre policies create an atmosphere of such anxiety and cognitive dissonance that people are overwhelmed and paralyzed trying to make sense of the nonsensical policies destroying their cultures. Most people simply cannot absorb the shock of leaders who are deliberately trying to destroy the sovereignty, borders, and national cultures of their own countries — it is madness. Most people have enormous difficulty accepting the fact that their left-wing leaders are purposely lying to them, distorting reality, and manipulating the news to disguise their destructive motives. Rather than face this intolerable truth people often withdraw into unreality and pretend it is not happening — they choose subjective reality to find some relief.

The problem is, of course, that subjective reality is not a safe place. As Ayn Rand famously pointed out, “You can deny reality but you cannot deny the consequences of denying reality.” The Islamists know they are waging war — they are in objective reality. The Globalists know they are waging war — they are in objective reality. It is the lying Islamic leadership practicing taqiyya and the lying left-wing leadership practicing their secular form of taqiyya who are trying to seduce the West into subjective reality where the citizenry can be exploited. Citizens who reject objective reality and accept the lies of their leaders have entered subjective reality where they can pretend that there is no war but cannot escape the consequences of their pretending. Denying reality is a flawed and losing strategy — it is a child’s response to fear. A child hides under the bed when the house is burning — an adult escapes to safety.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Portland Mayor Calls for Shutdown of ‘Trump Free Speech, ‘ Anti-Muslim Rallies

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has urged the federal government to revoke a permit for a “free speech” rally and to refuse a permit for an anti-Muslim march planned for Portland next week.

Wheeler made the request in light of a gruesome stabbing on a MAX light-rail train Friday, May 26. Two men died and another was seriously injured when they intervened to defend two teenage girls from a man’s bigoted tirade.

In a series of posts on Twitter, Wheeler said the events should be canceled.

[Comment: Note the attempt to tie the stabbing to Trump. Stabber was a BErnie supporter. ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Shock: Texas Dem Rep Threatens to Kill Republican on Legislative Floor

Things have now taken a drastic turn

We’ve repeatedly warned that the division festering among the Left and Right could soon lead to violence across America and the real possibility of a civil war. Earlier this year we reported that Anti-Fascist groups were beginning to arm themselves for physical violenceafter taking a beat down in Berkeley.

And while attacks have thus far been limited to protesters clashing on college campuses and speaking venues for Republicans, things have now taken a drastic turn.

Hours ago, as supporters of illegal immigration massed to protest the policies being put into place by the new White House administration and the Texas State government, two Texas legislators nearly came to blows in the Capital.

According to Republican legislative representative Matt Rinaldi, he was accosted by Democrat Poncho Nevarez.

The argument stemmed from the fact that scores of protesters were waving signs in Austin, TX, with many identifying themselves as illegal immigrants. Rinaldi reportedly had enough of the disturbance and contacted ICE agents. When Rinaldi advised the House Floor that the agents had been contacted, Nevarez apparently lost total control of his faculties and began assaulting him, to the point that other legislators had to step in to break up the fight.

Nevarez then directly threatened violence against Rinaldi because of his call to ICE. Reports claim that not only did Nevarez threaten Rinaldi’s life but indicated that he would wait for Rinaldi to leave the legislature and would get him on the way to his car.

Rinaldi, who is a concealed handgun licensee, responded by saying that he would shoot in self defense if forced to and reportedly said that he would put a bullet in the head of Nevarez if confronted.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Murder of Seth Rich — A Basic Primer for Corporate Media Hostages

This weekend, my neighbor asked me what I knew about the murder of Seth Rich. Instead of answering him, I asked him what he knew about it, which admittedly was not much. He only heard about it from a drive-by media report and couldn’t understand why a shooting during an “attempted robbery” almost a year ago in Washington, DC was being discussed.

It was then I realized that not everyone, even those seemingly knowledgeable about current events, understands the potential significance of this incident. It was then I decided to write this most basic report intended for those who are just learning of the murder of Seth Rich, and explain why it is of such importance.

I also hope to convey why there is such opposition to the investigation and discussion of this tragic event, and why there is such vitriol levied against anyone who is searching for answers to what many want to dismiss as a “botched robbery.”

The following is a very basic introduction of the case compiled from limited releases by official sources, my personal interviews with investigative journalists on my radio show, the Hagmann Report and my own investigation. First, here are the most basic facts.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trial Begins for Virginia Man Who Backed Out of ISIS

The trial for Mohamad Khweis, a Virginia man who joined the Islamic State (ISIS) and then backed out after realizing he wasn’t allowed to smoke, has started Tuesday.

The 27-year-old Khweis has been charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization after becoming one of the few Americans to reach ISIS territory and then quickly leave, the Associated Press reports.

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

US Conducts Successful Missile Intercept Test, Pentagon Says

The U.S. military successfully shot down a mock nuclear warhead simulating the speed and range of a potential North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile, the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency said Tuesday.

In a statement, the agency said an unarmed rocket launched from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean was “destroyed” by a ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California as it traveled outside Earth’s atmosphere.

The successful test was the first of its kind in nearly three years.

It came two days after North Korea tested a SCUD-type ballistic missile that landed in Japan’s maritime economic zone in the Sea of Japan.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Was Obama Administration Illegal Spying Worse Than Watergate?

by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

In 1972, some employees of President Nixon’s re-election committee were caught when they broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters to plant a bug. This led to Nixon’s resignation and probably would have led to his felony prosecution had he not been pardoned by his successor, Gerald Ford.

But if a single bugging of the political opposition is enough to bring down a presidency — and maybe lead to an unprecedented criminal prosecution of a former president — then what are we to make of the recently unveiled Obama administration program of massively spying on political opponents in violation of clearly established law?

Because that’s what was unveiled last week.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

‘White Supremacist’ Portland Stabber Was a Bernie Supporter, Threatened to Kill Trump Supporters

The “white supremacist” who stabbed three people in Portland is actually a Bernie Sanders supporter who hated Donald Trump and threatened to murder his supporters.

While the top result for murderer Jeremy Christian is an article from Portland Mercury which paints him as a Donald Trump supporting white supremacist, his Facebook posts are all over the place and show he supported Bernie Sanders.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Controversial UK Teaching Booklet Invites Children to Write ‘Letter to a Terrorist’

A new teaching resource has come under fire for advising British kids as young as seven to “write a letter to a terrorist” to understand their motives.

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

Germany’s Schulz: “Trump is a Destroyer of Western Values, We Must Stand in His Way”

For all the criticism of Trump’s first foreign trip, he seems to have achieved something quite unprecedented: he has united Germany’s political parties in a common fury (to avoid using a harsher word) aimed squarely at the US president.

First, it was Angela Merkel, who was stunned after Trump refused to endorse the G-7 communique on climate change, and one day later warned that Germany may no longer rely on the US (and UK), and that Europe would have to become self-sufficient going forward, perhaps envisioning much closer ties with France. Now, it is the turn of her biggest challenger in the upcoming German elections, social democrat Martin Shulz who is challenging Merkel for the chancellorship, and who accused Donald Trump of destroying Western values and undermining international cooperation.

Speaking to reporters in Berlin, Schulz was quoted by Reuters as saying Trump was “the destroyer of all Western values”, adding that the U.S. president was undermining the peaceful cooperation of nations based on mutual respect and tolerance.

“One must stand in the way of such a man with his ideology of rearmament,” Schulz added.

[Comment: what globalist schultz is really saying — “Trump is a destroyer of Globalist Values, we must stand in his way” and that globalists need to “defang” the US military to help subsume the USA into the tyrannical globalist new world order.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Germany: Teen Arrested in Brandenburg Over Suspected Terror Plot in Berlin

A 17-year-old from Syria was arrested in Brandenburg over suspicions that he was planning a terror attack in Berlin.

Brandenburg state interior minister Karl-Heinz Schröter announced on Tuesday that the teenager had been arrested in Gerswalde over suspicions that he was plotting a suicide attack in the German capital.

The eastern state that surrounds Berlin had received evidence of the alleged plan from other German states, Schröter said.

The Syrian suspect had allegedly sent an electronic message to his mother, referring to a planned attack.

Police in Bavaria meanwhile arrested a 37-year-old man on Tuesday, who is suspected of being a member of the terror group Junud al-Sham. The Turkish citizen had reportedly travelled to Syria between 2013 and 2014 to undergo combat and weapons training.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Germany: Planned Erfurt Mosque Targeted With Dead Pigs on Wooden Stakes

Police are investigating after someone placed body parts of dead pigs on wooden stakes at the construction site of a planned mosque in Erfurt.

Half of a pig’s head as well as pig feet and entrails were among the body parts found on the nine 1.5-metre wooden stakes at the site of the planned mosque, according to police on Monday.

The pig may have been used because many Muslims do not eat pork.

A criminal police unit is now investigating who was responsible for the act.

“It should simply not be the case that minorities are attacked in this way in a civilized society,” said Mohammad Suleman Malik, a spokesman from the Ahmadiyya Islamic community that is building the mosque, to news site Thüringen24.

Malik added that the community would not react with anger, but rather with patience, citing the Muslim prophet Muhammad as an example.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Germany: Wave of Muslim Honor Killings

The trial of a Kurdish man who tied one of his three wives to the back of a car and dragged her through the streets of a town in Lower Saxony has drawn attention to an outbreak of Muslim honor violence in Germany.

Honor violence — ranging from emotional abuse to physical and sexual violence to murder — is usually carried out by male family members against female family members who are perceived to have brought shame upon a family or clan.

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

Italy Moves Toward Early Vote as Election Law Deal Nears

The path is beginning to clear for Italians to head back to the polls as the country’s main political parties near a deal on a new electoral law.

Italy’s biggest parties are considering a proportional system similar to the German model with a 5 percent cut-off for smaller parties, and lawmakers are due to discuss a first draft of the new law early next month. An agreement would remove any hindrance to snap elections, eliminating the need to wait for scheduled elections in early 2018.

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

Revealed: British Intelligence Received Warnings of Manchester Bomber Attack

Abedi was effectively given a free hand by MI5 to launch a terrorist attack. The Daily Mail’ s revelations add to mounting evidence of the role of British intelligence services and successive governments in cultivating Islamist terror networks, and protecting these “assets” as part of their regime change operations in Libya and Syria.

On Thursday, a report by Middle East Eye (MEE) exposed what it described as an “open door” policy by the previous Conservative government of David Cameron, allowing members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) to travel to Libya in 2011 as part of military operations to overthrow Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. May was home secretary in that government. Abedi’s parents were both members of the LIFG. These individuals were able to travel freely between the UK, Libya, Syria and other locations.

Former rebel fighters interviewed by the MEE explained how British security services assisted their movements, providing them with passports and clearing them for departure. Belal Younis, who travelled to Libya in 2011, said he was asked by an MI5 officer, who had detained him for questioning after a trip to Libya in early 2011, “Are you willing to go into battle?”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Robert Spencer at Breitbart: Theresa May’s Tories Targeted Critics of Islam Instead of Terrorists

This Britain of troops on the streets and high tension over another imminent jihad attack is the Britain that Theresa May and her ilk have chosen. This is the Britain of the policies that she and her predecessors, David Cameron,Gordon Brown, and Tony Blair have followed for years. They now have the Britain they have made. In getting to today’s traumatized, bloodied, nervous, frightened Britain, they followed a multi-pronged strategy.

One chief element of this strategy was to demonize and marginalize anyone who spoke too clearly about the motivating ideology behind jihad terrorism.

For years, May and her cohorts have hounded, stigmatized, and demonized foes of jihad terror, falsely claiming that they represent a “far-right” equivalent to jihad terrorists, while appeasing and accommodating Muslim groups in Britain, many of which were by no stretch of the imagination “moderate,” and allowing numerous jihad preachers to operate without hindrance.

Meanwhile, Britain has a steadily lengthening record of admitting jihad preachers without a moment of hesitation. Syed Muzaffar Shah Qadri’s preaching of hatred and jihad violence was so hardline that he was banned from preaching in Pakistan, but the UK Home Office welcomed him into Britain.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Sick and Tired of Teddy Bears and Flowers

According to the Saturday edition of the Times of London, there are currently some “23,000 jihadist extremists” living in Britain and all are considered by The Times’ “intelligence sources” to pose a risk of violence. Some more than others, but the intelligence community maintains that all pose a “residual Risk.”

Let’s put this another way; suppose that instead of looking at these dangerous whackos in a law enforcement or mental health context we viewed them in military terms. Exactly how big a hostile force would 23,000 combatants comprise?

According to Wikipedia a battalion is a military unit comprising of between 300 and 800 soldiers. So taking the highest number, we’re looking at approximately 29 battalions. How many battalions does it take to form a brigade? During World War II, a brigade was made up of 3 battalions, so it would appear that there are in excess of 3 brigades of hostiles in Britain, which makes up more than an entire army division.

Yet each passing day our progressive elites proclaim the virtues of multiculturalism, openness and inclusivity. And every time a bomb goes off or a truck mows down a gaggle of Christmas shoppers or 49 gay men and women are executed, out come the flowers, tears and teddy bears and the usual pabulum about hearts and minds being with the victims’ families, all the while accompanied by the usual Greek chorus of op-ed shills like Britain’s Independent that “There’s only one way that Britain should respond to attacks such as Manchester. That is by carrying on exactly as before.”

In other words, the Indie is advocating classic insanity. Albert Einstein’s definition of that affliction entails continuing to do the same things repeatedly, yet expecting a different outcome.

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           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Tax Fraud Generated 100m for Suspected Terror Groups

Sweden and Denmark have been hit by a SEK 100 million tax scam, the proceeds of which is suspected of being used to fund terrorism.

According to an investigation by Swedish Radio, Danish Radio and the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, the proceeds of the scam are suspected to have been used to fund terror groups such as al-Qaida.

The investigation connected several young men suspected of having gone to fight for the Islamic State, a former terrorist suspect, and people living at the same addresses as people who are either currently fighting for IS, or have been sentenced for terrorist offences.

These people have all been involved in a VAT scam, based on series of transactions involving companies that sell mobile phones. Similar techniques have been used in both Denmark and Sweden.

“Everything that enables people to finance terror activities is offensive,” Anders Kassan, a section chief at Sweden’s intelligence and security police Säpo. “And what is worrying for the public is that this was allowed to continue.”

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Lashes Out at Germany, Promises ‘Change’ In Relations

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain about a US trade deficit with Germany, and his belief that Germany needs to pay more for the NATO military alliance.

“We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. Very bad for U.S. This will change,” Trump wrote.

Chancellor Angela Merkel meanwhile signalled that the European Union needed to take control of its destiny given the course of Trump’s presidency thus far.

“Transatlantic ties are of paramount importance to us… but the current situation gives more reasons for… us to take our destiny in our own hands,” said Merkel, stressing that “Europe must become a player active in international affairs”.

Merkel had made waves on Sunday when she told a rally in southern Germany that the United States and Britain may no longer be completely reliable partners.

A day later, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also lashed out at Washington, saying the Trump administration’s “short-sighted policies… stand against the interest of the European Union”.

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Trump, Germany’s Merkel Clash Over Trade, NATO and ‘Western Values’

Germany and the U.S. emerged from Memorial Day weekend in a war of words, as Chancellor Angela Merkel and her coalition partners attacked America’s reliability as a world power and President Trump fired back on Twitter.

Merkel said at a beer tent rally in Munich Sunday that Germany cannot “fully rely” on the U.S., and that continental Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.”

Martin Schulz, head of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD), which is Merkel’s coalition partner in the federal government, went further, calling Trump a “destroyer of all Western values.”

“The chancellor represents all of us at summits [NATO and G7] like these,” said Schulz, seen as a challenger to Merkel in the upcoming September election. “I reject with outrage the way this man takes it upon himself to treat the head of our country’s government.”

Trump countered on Tuesday, renewing his allegation Germany doesn’t pay its full, 2 percent of GDP share toward defense — a requirement of NATO membership. He also rapped the European economic powerhouse for its trade policies.

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UK Children Taught to ‘Respect’ Terrorists Who Kill Over ‘Unfair’ Treatment

A new teaching aid telling primary school children that terrorists kill people because they believe they are treated “unfairly” has been slammed by education campaigners.

Published just weeks before a suicide bomber attacked a concert in Manchester, killing 22 people including seven children, Talking About Terrorism recommends teachers “invite children to write a letter to a terrorist”.

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UK: Exercise in Futility: MI5 to Investigate Itself Over Manchester “Missed Warnings”

MI5 and British intelligence have a long track record of protecting and enabling terrorists, so any such investigation will be less than futile.

MI5 doesn’t miss “warnings” about terrorist attacks. It simply does not act on them. All the major terror leaders in Britain are monitored. Informers attach themselves to key people. In fact, a number of Islamist movement leaders in Britain are either informers or cooperate with British intelligence.

This has been a fact since at least the early 1980s.

Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi is linked to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). A group of LIFG members lived within close proximity to Abedi in Whalley Range. LIFG is a proscribed terrorist group and listed as such by the UK government, and yet a number of LIFG radicals operated out of Manchester.

Most telling is the accusation MI5 worked with LIFG in a plot to kill Libyan leader Gaddafi (the mission failed).

This fits a distinct pattern. British intelligence allows known and dangerous terrorists to live and organize in the country. It does not act on information gathered by informers on terrorist plots and refuses to allow its collaborators to be prosecuted for crimes committed outside the country. It monitors communication between al-Qaeda and Islamists in Britain and does nothing about it.

The following is a selection of articles from History Commons. It is a timeline showing the deception and mendacity of British intelligence.

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UK: Footage Shows Yob Knock Out Defenceless Man

Victim on life-support and ‘unlikely’ to survive after been knocked out by yob

Sickening images have emerged showing a teenager punching a man to the ground in Blackpool, Lancashire, before leaving him for dead as blood gushes out from his skull.

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UK: Leading Muslim Group Calls for Ramadan ‘Jihad’ Alongside Trump, Farage, May Headshots

“The best Jihad is the word of Justice in front of the oppressive ruler”

A self-described “leading” Muslim group is fundraising on the back of “jihad” in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, using pictures of President Donald Trump, Brexit leader Nigel Farage, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on its material.

The Muslim Public Affairs Council UK (MPACUK) issued a tweet at 1:30pm EST on Monday May 29th with an alleged hadith (story/quote) from the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. It reads: “The best Jihad is the word of Justice in front of the oppressive ruler”.

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UK: Labour’s Secret Plans for £4,000 ‘Garden Tax’: Land and Levy Plot Could Treble the Average Council Bill

Families could see their council tax bills treble under Labour plans for a ‘garden tax’, the Tories claimed last night.

The small print of Jeremy Corbyn’s manifesto contains proposals to replace council tax and business rates with a Land Value Tax (LVT) on homes and gardens.

Labour has pledged to use the levy -based on the land value rather than property prices — to raise extra money for their spending splurge.

The Conservatives last night put the average cost at nearly £4,000 and warned the ‘devastating’ and ‘destructive’ tax would send house prices plummeting and plunge mortgage holders into negative equity.

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UK: Police Searching a Tip in Greater Manchester Are Looking for the Arena Bomber’s Blue Suitcase

Police searching a tip following the Manchester terror attack are sifting through tonnes of rubbish in the hope of finding a suitcase used by bomber Salman Abedi, the M.E.N. understands.

Officers in white overalls were pictured at the Viridor Waste Management site, just off the M66 between Heywood and Bury.

According to eyewitnesses, four police vans and a number of officers arrived at the Pilsworth Road landfill on Monday afternoon.

Hours later, detectives trying to piece together Abedi’s movements leading up to Monday night’s atrocity released images of him with a blue suitcase…

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Palestinian Authority Paid $1 Billion in 4 Years for Terrorists’ Salaries

The Palestinian Authority has paid out NIS 4 billion ($1.12 billion) over the past four years towards salaries for terrorists and their families, a former intelligence chief said on Monday.

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, who served as the director general of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs, told the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the longer a Palestinian security prisoner is jailed, “the higher the salary. … Anyone who has sat in prison for more than 30 years gets NIS 12,000 ($3,360) per month.”

“When they’re released, they get a grant and are promised a job at the Palestinian Authority. They get a military rank that’s determined according to the number of years they’ve served in jail,” he added, according to the (Hebrew) NRG website.

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Baghdad Blasts: Ice Cream Shop Among Attack Targets, 31 Killed

A massive bombing outside a popular ice cream parlor in central Baghdad and a rush hour car bomb in another downtown area killed at least 31 people on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.

The Islamic State terror network claimed responsibility for the ice cream parlor attack — but a source in Baghdad told Fox News a militia group unrelated to ISIS was responsible.

ISIS claimed responsibility in separate online statements, saying a suicide bomber carried out the attack. However, officials told Al Jazeera that the explosives were placed in a parked car.

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Yemen Facing ‘Total Collapse’ As Fighting Continues, UN Warns

The United Nation’s top humanitarian co-ordinator has said Yemen is facing “total social, economic and institutional collapse.”

Stephen O’Brien was speaking directly to the UN Security Council, telling them “urgent action is required”.

Yemen is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis, with almost seven million people on the brink of famine.

For the past two years, the country has been embroiled in fighting between forces loyal to the internationally recognised president, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and Shia Houthi rebels.

Al-Qaeda, meanwhile, has taken advantage of the chaos to reinforce its presence in the south and south-east of the country.

More than 8,000 people — mostly civilians — have been killed and close to 44,500 others injured since the conflict escalated in March 2015, UN figures say.

An estimated 18.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

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Indian PM Modi Praises Merkel’s ‘Vision’, Urges Climate Action

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that failing to act on climate change would be “morally criminal” and voiced strong support for the “vision” of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

His comments came as Merkel is emerging as the world leader most openly at odds with US President Donald Trump, saying days ago that Europe could no longer completely rely on traditional ally the United States and needed to find its own way.

Modi, on a Berlin visit kicking off a four-nation Europe tour, pledged India’s commitment to democracy and a strong European Union, and argued that failing to act against global warming would be “a morally criminal act”.

“We do not have the right to despoil the environment for future generations,” he said in Hindi, at a joint press conference with Merkel.

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Priest Kidnapped by ISIS in Philippines, Issues Video Pleading for His Life and Hundreds of Others

While ISIS continues to flex its muscles worldwide, new attention is being focused on ongoing battles between government forces and ISIS-linked militants in the Philippines. An apparent hostage video has just emerged from there — one week after the violence began — showing a Catholic priest pleading for his life, and the lives of what may be hundreds of others.

Colleagues of Father Teresito Suganob have confirmed his identity after watching the video that recently hit the internet. “We want to live another day, we want to live another month,” Suganob says in a message to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

In the video, Suganob pleads with Duterte to withdraw government forces from the city of Marawi, where troops have been clashing with unexpectedly formidable ISIS-linked militants since last week. Suganob suggests he is being held hostage along with more than 200 others, including children, although that figure has yet to be confirmed.

More than 100 people reportedly have been killed, including an estimated two dozen civilians, since the fighting began last Tuesday.

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11 Syrian and Iraqi Migrants Detained at Hungarian Border

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian border police say they have detained 11 Syrian and Iraqi migrants who are suspected of trying to illegally cross the border and reach the Schengen zone.

Police said in a statement Monday that a man with both Romanian and Hungarian citizenship is also being investigated for migrant smuggling.

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240,000 Young People in Sweden With Migrant Backgrounds Live Under Oppressive ‘Honor’ Culture

A new report has revealed a large number of young people with foreign backgrounds in Sweden are subject to “honour culture” with many being forced into arranged marriages and are at risk of honour killings.

A total of 240,000 people under 25 years old in Sweden are said to be living under the shadow of a culture that tells them who they can converse with, who they must marry, and how they must behave with sometimes fatal consequences for those who disobey, Afton Bladet reports.

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48 Out of 50 Moroccan Migrants Claiming to be Underage Are Adults

Forty-eight out of 50 Moroccan migrants applying for asylum in Sweden who claimed to be underage are actually adults, according to Swedish border authorities.

The Swedish border police say the problem of false identity papers is rife amongst migrants who originally come from the North African country. Of the 77 people from the country who arrived recently in Sweden, 65 of them were proven to have false documentation and of 50 who claimed to be underage only two were found to be minors, Svenska Dagbladet reports.

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Dinghy Carrying 34 Migrants Catches Fire Off Spanish Coast

More than 30 migrants were rescued at the weekend off the coast of Spain after their rubber speed boat caught fire, forcing them into the water in a dramatic moment caught on camera and broadcast on Monday.

The video tweeted by EU border agency Frontex shows the 34 migrants travelling on board a black boat on Sunday when flames suddenly erupted at the back near the engine, and rapidly spread through the small vessel.

The migrants, most of whom appear to be wearing life jackets, jump into the water according to images caught on camera by a Portuguese air force plane helping Frontex with maritime surveillance, which threw them a small lifeboat and notified Spanish coastguards.

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French Official Warns of Summer Chaos as Thousands of Migrants Try to Sneak Into UK

A surge in numbers near the key border post has already seen police use tear gas to stop a baying mob. And now just six months after the notorious “Jungle” shantytown was flattened, the president of the region is demanding the French government takes urgent action to prevent the crisis escalating.

In a letter seen by the Daily Express, Xavier Bertrand told new Prime Minister Edouard Philippe the time had come to arrest and return those trying to reach the UK illegally.

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Germany: ‘Syrian’ Asylum Seeker Arrested as Cops Rumble Suicide Bomb Plot

A 17-year-old ‘Syrian’ asylum seeker has been arrested in Brandenburg, Germany after authorities found evidence he was planning a suicide bombing in the capital of Berlin.

Brandenburg Minister of the Interior Karl-Heinz Schröter said the 17-year-old, presumed Syrian, who came to Germany as an asylum seeker in 2015, was plotting to blow himself up in the capital and had told his mother about the attack through the social media messaging service Whats App Kronen Zeitung reports.

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Greece: EU-Funded NGO Investigated for Sexually Exploiting Migrants and Misusing Funds

(AP) — Greek judicial authorities have ordered an investigation into allegations that staff at a European Union-funded NGO sexually exploited refugees and misused money intended for their welfare.

Immigration Minister Ioannis Mouzalas on Monday handed Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou a letter from the EU’s top humanitarian aid official outlining the allegations.

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People Trafficking Gang Jailed for 50 Years

A GANG of people traffickers who made at least £1.2 million smuggling illegal immigrants, fugitives and terrorists out of Britain to France has been jailed for a total of 50 years.

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Sweden: Three Out of Four ‘Child Refugees’ Are Actually Adults

New study reveals shocking reality behind asylum seekers

A new study by the Swedish National Board of Medicines has found that three out of four so-called child “refugees” are actually adults, another illustration of how European people are being massively deceived about the true nature of the migrant crisis.

The organization was given 4,200 orders from the Swedish Migration Board to conduct medical assessments of asylum seekers who claim to be under the age of 18. Of these, just 4 per cent were female, illustrating again how the clear majority of migrants entering Europe are men.

Having carried out an X-ray examination of the wisdom teeth and a magnetic camera survey of the knee joint on 581 individuals, the results foundthat 442 were aged 18 or older, with just 134 being under the age of 18.

In other words, around three in four of the asylum seekers who are claiming to be children are in fact adults…

Watch the video below to understand how the population is being deceived about the entire scope of the “refugee crisis” and why it poses an incredible danger to Europe.

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Three Men Cross Eastern Border Into Finland, Claim Asylum

Three men crossed the border from Russia into Finland Tuesday morning and claimed asylum. Finnish border guards are investigating suspected border offences.

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‘Why is My Curriculum White?’ Campaign Forces Oxford Uni to Introduce Compulsory Black History Exams

One of Britain’s oldest and most prestigious universities has bowed to pressure from the ‘Why is my curriculum white?’ campaign, which protests the alleged “Eurocentrism” of history teaching.

“The education we receive at many universities is one that has been largely shaped by colonialism,” asserts the National Union of Students-backed campaign. “It is one that places white, Eurocentric writers and thinkers above others without much concern.”

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/30/2017

  1. Fjordman continues to be the must credible of this, or any other site’s contributors.

  2. It’s all part of the tearing down of Western culture, preparatory to a global totalitarian government.

    Remember how Mao Tse Tung used uneducated peasant brutes to take his Giant Leap Backwards by destroying all remnants of the middle class in China? This is the same deal – use non-Western cultural morons with bone between the ears and violence in their hearts as wrecking balls.

    Civil War is another step closer. It’s not a problem that a sniper could not rectify in a nano-second.

    • I agree, or you could just get rid of them. People say it can’t be done, “they are here now”, but Ferdy and ‘Bella did it in Spain, and the late beloved Idi Amin did it in Uganda.

      First thing; cut off ALL the benefits!

      • The problem with cutting benefits is that there are too many liberals who cannot do basic math.

        We know this because they truly believe there is an infinite supply of tax money to pay for said benefits.

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