Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/14/2017

A knife-wielding attacker emerged from the sea and stabbed six women, two of them fatally, at the Egyptian resort of Hurghada on the Red Sea. The assailant reportedly swam from another beach to the hotel frontage where the attack occurred. The two dead women were German tourists, and the wounded are variously reported as two Czechs and two Ukrainians, or three Czechs and an Armenian. No motive has been adduced for the attack, except that the murderer specifically targeted non-Egyptian victims.

In other news, two teenagers were arrested in connection with last night’s five separate acid attacks in London. The young men who carried out the assaults were riding mopeds. No motive for the attacks has yet been established.

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» The Republicans in Congress Have Betrayed us Again
Europe and the EU
» Trump, Macron Vow to Fight Islamic Terrorism
» UK Terror Plot Thwarted Within Minutes of Execution, Met Chief Reveals
» UK: London Acid Attacks: Two Teens Arrested After Five Attacks in 90 Minutes
» Vatican Press Lashes Out at Catholic Trump Voters, Calls Steve Bannon ‘A Supporter of Apocalyptic Geopolitics’
» Whatever Brussels May Claim the EU is Still Imploding and Here’s Why, Says Leo McKinstry
North Africa
» 2 German Tourists Fatally Stabbed in Attack on Women at Egyptian Resort
Israel and the Palestinians
» Jerusalem Temple Mount Shut Down After 5 Dead in ‘Allahu Akbar’ Terror Attack
» Two Israeli Policemen Shot Dead Near Jerusalem Holy Site, Gunmen Killed
» As Migrant Crisis Intensifies, Italy Debates Citizenship Rights
» Former Italian PM Matteo Renzi Berates EU Over Migrant Crisis Failings
» Germany: Infectious Diseases Spreading as Migrants Settle in
Culture Wars
» Germany: Migration Agency Slammed After Asking Homosexual Asylum Seekers to Prove They Are Gay
» How Social Media Stifle Free Speech
» The Islamic View of “Feminism”
» UK Hasidic School Faced With Closure for Not Teaching LGBT
» UN Convention on Child Rights: Why a Hospital is Fighting So Hard to Kill a Baby

The Republicans in Congress Have Betrayed us Again

If we do nothing, they will win, and that is why we need to stand up and fight for what we believe while we still can

I guess by now we should be accustomed to politicians lying to us.

For years, Republicans have been promising to repeal Obamacare if we would just give them control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. We did that, and now they are breaking that promise. Because even if “Obamacare 2.0” miraculously gets through the Senate, most of the essential elements of Obamacare will survive. If you look at the latest Senate bill, most of the Obamacare subsidies are still in there, many of the Obamacare taxes are still in there, and most of the Obamacare regulations are still in there. On top of everything else, the bill would create an absolutely massive health insurance company bailout superfund, and that is something that the Democrats never even dared to do. The bill being pushed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wouldn’t actually fix much of anything, and it certainly cannot be called a “repeal” of Obamacare.

I have said this before, and I will say it again. The Republicans got a bill to repeal Obamacare through Congress and on to Barack Obama’s desk in early 2016. Obama vetoed that bill, but now the Republicans should take that exact same bill and get it to Donald Trump’s desk.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Trump, Macron Vow to Fight Islamic Terrorism

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have pledged to step up cooperation in the fight against Islamic terrorism and online radicalism.

The pair were holding a joint press conference on the eve of Bastille Day, an important national day marred by a mass-casualty terror attack in the French city of Nice in 2016

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

UK Terror Plot Thwarted Within Minutes of Execution, Met Chief Reveals

Police have thwarted five terror attacks in the last few weeks including some which were “very close” to being carried out, Britain’s most senior police officer has said.

This year alone, the UK has been targeted by four terror attacks — three of which happened in London in busy and popular areas — which killed and injured scores of people.

Speaking on Nick Ferrari’s show on LBC on Friday, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said a “very large number of plots” have been foiled over the last few years.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

UK: London Acid Attacks: Two Teens Arrested After Five Attacks in 90 Minutes

Following five acid attacks in London, two teenage boys have been arrested after two male suspects riding a moped targeted victims during a 90-minute spree.

The Metropolitan Police said one victim had been left with “life-changing” injuries after being doused on Thursday night in the east of the capital.

The assaults appeared to be linked and two involved victims having their mopeds stolen, they added.



A 16-year-old youth is being held at an east London police station after being arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery. A 15-year-old boy was later arrested at an address in Stoke Newington on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery.

Cressida Dick, head of Scotland Yard, branded such attacks as “completely barbaric”, telling LBC: “The acid can cause horrendous injuries; the ones last night involved a series of robberies we believe are linked — I am glad to see we have arrested somebody…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

Vatican Press Lashes Out at Catholic Trump Voters, Calls Steve Bannon ‘A Supporter of Apocalyptic Geopolitics’

In a relatively shocking article — don’t forget the Vatican has been extremely outspoken for a man in his office — a close ally of Pope Francis has written in a widely-read Vatican publication attacking Stephen Bannon, the senior White House strategist andlamenting a drift towards fundamentalism among some US conservative Catholics who backed Donald Trump as president.

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

Whatever Brussels May Claim the EU is Still Imploding and Here’s Why, Says Leo McKinstry

All the rhetoric about an economic recovery is wildly overblown. Most of the structural problems that caused the last crisis are still in place. Public finances are too weak, deficits too high.

Compared with the US and the Far East the eurozone is hopelessly uncompetitive, weighed down by bureaucracy, heavy taxation and costly social security.

Europe has only seven per cent of the world’s population yet accounts for no less than 50 per cent of the world’s welfare expenditure. …

But by far the most destructive feature of EU rule is the permanent social revolution inflicted by open borders, free movement and the dogma of multiculturalism.

Smug figures such as Macron and Merkel like to claim that mass immigration has brought prosperity and vibrancy but the vast, unrelenting foreign influx has been a wrecking ball at the heart of European society. …

Since January 2015, 1.47 million migrants have arrived in Europe by sea, 101,210 of them in the past six months.

Rather than trying to deter this flood the EU has effectively laid on a gigantic ferry service masquerading as a rescue operation to lift migrants from the African shoreline to mainland Europe.

Unsurprisingly this approach has only encouraged the opening of more routes and the gathering of ever greater numbers in North Africa. …

While EU leaders comfort themselves with their self-serving propaganda, the public has to live with social dislocation and broken civic infrastructures, with alien, misogynistic cultures and the fear of murderous jihadism.

Brussels wants to sing of success but the death knell is sounding for European civilisation.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

2 German Tourists Fatally Stabbed in Attack on Women at Egyptian Resort

A man in his 20s stabbed six female tourists, two of them fatally, at a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada, the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior said Friday.

Two German women were killed in the attack, the Red Sea Security Directorate said, and the other four wounded. The women were taken to a hospital, the ministry said. The conditions of the surviving women were not immediately available.

The slain women were initially identified as being from Ukraine. The Red Sea Security Directorate confirmed that they are German, and said that two of the surviving women are from Czech Republic and the other two from Ukraine.

Hurghada General Hospital, where the women were taken, said however that three of the wounded women are Armenian and one is Czech.

The Ministry of the Interior said in a statement that the attack occurred at about 11 a.m., and that the assailant was taken into custody about noon. The statement said the man is being questioned, and that the ministry has established a security cordon around the site of the attack to ensure the safety of other tourists.

An eyewitness told the privately owned Al-Masry Al-Yawm newspaper that the attacker, who was wearing jeans and a black T-shirt, was speaking on the phone just before the assault.

“I saw him speak over the phone and heard him say that he will jump in the water, asking the person on the line to pick him up,” but as soon as he jumped into the water, police officers followed and caught him, the witness told the newspaper.

The witness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, added that he had an encounter with the suspect, and that the man told him to stay away from him because “he does not want Egyptians. They are not the ones wanted (targeted).”

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

Jerusalem Temple Mount Shut Down After 5 Dead in ‘Allahu Akbar’ Terror Attack

Early Friday morning, three Arab citizens of Israel attacked Israeli police on the Temple Mount, killing two. This led Israeli security forces to close Jerusalem’s holiest site for Jews and Muslims, sparking outrage as Muslims intended to worship there on their holy day, Friday.

“We cannot allow for agents of murder, who desecrate the name of God, to drag us into a bloody war, and we will deal with a heavy hand against all the arms of terror, and its perpetrators,” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said in a statement. “The state of Israel will defend its sovereignty and its citizens with a strong hand, and will not allow anyone to provoke the region into a bloody war.”

A video of the scene captured an assailant yelling “Allahu Akbar!”

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

Two Israeli Policemen Shot Dead Near Jerusalem Holy Site, Gunmen Killed

JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Three Arab-Israeli gunmen shot dead two Israeli policemen near one of Jerusalem’s most holy places on Friday, and were then killed by security forces, police said.

It was one of the most serious attacks so close to the volatile holy site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in years.

Israeli authorities shut the area to Muslims gathering for Friday prayers afterwards, drawing a call for resistance from Palestinian religious leaders.

The Palestinian Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammad Hussein, called on Palestinians to defy the closure, and was later reported to have been detained.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but also said closing down the area could have repercussions.

The three gunmen arrived at the sacred site, which stands on a marble and stone plateau on the edge of Jerusalem’s Old City, and walked toward one of the nearby ancient stone gates, police spokeswoman Luba Simri said.

“When they saw policemen they shot toward them and then escaped toward one of the mosques in the Temple Mount compound,” Simri said. “A chase ensued and the three terrorists were killed by police.”

She said three firearms were found on their bodies. The Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, said the gunmen were all Arab citizens of Israel who were unknown to the authorities…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

As Migrant Crisis Intensifies, Italy Debates Citizenship Rights

AFP — With a flood of migrants arriving on Italy’s shores, a bitter debate has erupted over whether children born on Italian soil to foreign parents should have citizenship rights at birth.

According to a poll published Thursday in the Messaggero daily, the idea of “ius soli” is losing support among Italians, even though such a path to citizenship exists in many other EU countries.

The Latin term “ius soli” refers to rights linked to the land (where you are born) as opposed to “ius sanguinis”, where rights are based on blood ties.

Children currently must have at least one Italian parent to enjoy citizenship rights. Those who do not can apply when they turn 18 but rules on time spent out of the country mean some are rejected.

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

Former Italian PM Matteo Renzi Berates EU Over Migrant Crisis Failings

THE FORMER Prime Minister of Italy has hit out at the EU for failing to enforce commitments on migrants before accusing the bloc of being quick on its feet when it comes to asking for money.

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

Germany: Infectious Diseases Spreading as Migrants Settle in

by Soeren Kern

A failed asylum seeker from Yemen who was given sanctuary at a church in northern Germany to prevent him from being deported has potentially infected more than 50 German children with a highly contagious strain of tuberculosis.

The man, who was sheltered at a church in Bünsdorf between January and May 2017, was in frequent contact with the children, some as young as three, who were attending a day care center at the facility. He was admitted to a hospital in Rendsburg in June and subsequently diagnosed with tuberculosis — a disease which only recently has reentered the German consciousness. …

In an interview with Focus, Carsten Boos, an orthopedic surgeon, warned that German authorities have lost track of hundreds of thousands of migrants who may be infected. He added that 40% of all tuberculosis pathogens are multidrug-resistant and therefore inherently dangerous to the general population:

“When asylum seekers come from countries with a high risk for tuberculosis infections, the RKI, as the highest German body for infection protection, should not downplay the danger. Is a federal institute using political correctness to conceal the unpleasant reality?

“The media reports that in 2015, the federal police registered about 1.1 million refugees. Around 700,000 to 800,000 applications for asylum were submitted and 300,000 refugees have disappeared. Have they been checked? Do they come from the high risk countries?

“One has the impression that in the RKI the left hand does not know what the right one is doing.” …

The German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases recently held a five-day symposium in Hamburg to help medical practitioners diagnose diseases which are rarely seen in Germany. Those include:

Louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF): During the past two years, at least 48 people in Germany were diagnosed with LBRF, a disease that was unheard of in the country before the migration crisis in 2015, according to the RKI report. The disease, which is transmitted by clothing lice, has been prevalent among migrants from East Africa who have been travelling for months to reach Germany on a single set of clothes. “We had all forgotten about LBRF,” said Hans Jäger, a Munich-based doctor. “It has a mortality rate of up to 40% if it is not recognized and not treated with antibiotics. The symptoms are like in malaria: fever, headache, skin rash.”

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Germany: Migration Agency Slammed After Asking Homosexual Asylum Seekers to Prove They Are Gay

The German Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has come under fire for asking asylum seekers intimate sexual questions in order to prove they are homosexual.

Gay and Lesbian groups have criticised BAMF after a report claimed that the agency was asking intimate and specific questions regarding the sexual experiences of asylum seekers claiming to be homosexual. The agency allegedly asked one asylum seeker from Pakistan in November of 2016 how many times he and his partner had sex and asked him how it felt Süddeutsche Zeitung reports.

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

How Social Media Stifle Free Speech

One of the greatest contemporary battles for individual liberty and freedom of the press is being conducted in cyber space.

Today, political, journalistic and corporate elites are in the process of trying to control, and even rewrite, “story lines” of history and current events with which they might disagree, and that they see slipping through their fingers.

It is a form of censorship akin to banning the printing press or preventing open debate in the literal and proverbial public square.

Facebook, for example, also often permits real hate speech while banning websites that expose this hate speech.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

The Islamic View of “Feminism”

by Nonie Darwish

Muslim activist and Women’s March organizer, Linda Sarsour, has helpfully exposed a side of Islam that is pro-Sharia and pro-jihad:

“I hope that … when we stand up to those who oppress our communities, that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad, that we are struggling against tyrants and rulers not only abroad in the Middle East or on the other side of the world, but here in these United States of America, where you have fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes reigning in the White House.”

Although Sarsour later protested that the word jihad literally means “struggle” or that “our beloved prophet … said… ‘A word of truth in front of a tyrant ruler or leader, that is the best form of jihad,’“ that is not what the word jihad means in general parlance to anyone you might ask in the Middle East. The people there know only too well that if they even tried to speak a “word of truth” to someone in power, that could possibly be the last word they would ever utter. …

What the West needs to know is that in the Muslim world, jihad is considered more important than women, family happiness and life itself. If we are told, as Sarsour said, that Islam stands for peace and justice, what we are not told is that “peace” in Islam will come only after the whole world has converted to Islam, and that “justice” means law under Sharia: whatever is inside Sharia is “justice;” whatever is not in Sharia is not “justice.”

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

UK Hasidic School Faced With Closure for Not Teaching LGBT

An ultra-Orthodox girls’ elementary school in London may be forced to close after failing to meet government standards because it does not teach about homosexuality and transgender issues.The Vishnitz Girls School, a private elementary school in the London suburb of Stamford Hill, failed three consecutive inspections from UK’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) according to a report released last month. Although the school received a positive review in almost every area, it failed the inspection because “they do not teach pupils about all the protected characteristics, particularly those relating to gender re-assignment and sexual orientation.”

The school, which has 212 pupils aged between three and eight years old, was rated as “good” by inspectors four years ago. But now the government may force it to close down.

According to the Ofsted report the religious values of the school mean it cannot comply with government requirements. “The proprietor and leaders agreed that the school’s policy on the protected characteristics meant that the school could not meet these standards,” the report stated.

“The school’s approach means that pupils are shielded from learning about certain differences between people, such as sexual orientation,” inspectors wrote. “This means that pupils have a limited understanding of the different lifestyles and partnerships that individuals may choose in present-day society.”

Inspectors said that the school, which caters to the local Vizhnitz hasidic community, covers “all the required areas of learning for the proposed increase in age range, from three to eight years to three to 12 years.”

Ofsted also acknowledged that the school showed tolerance to other cultures and value systems. “The school’s culture is, however, clearly focused on teaching pupils to respect everybody, regardless of beliefs and lifestyle,” the report said.

Staff were praised in the report, which stated that “teachers’ good subject knowledge and high-quality classroom resources inspire pupils with enthusiasm for learning and to achieve well.”

Yet because of its failure to teach about different sexual orientations the school was threatened with closure.

           — Hat tip: Red Mike [Return to headlines]

UN Convention on Child Rights: Why a Hospital is Fighting So Hard to Kill a Baby

Why is a hospital fighting so hard to block parents with a child dying from a rare condition from getting experimental medical treatment another hospital is offering for free? Would it damage the reputation of the hospital “revered as one of the world’s best children’s hospitals” if another hospital succeeded where they failed?

Perhaps. But in arguing to kill the baby rather than allowing someone else to treat him, they said “a world where ONLY PARENTS SPEAK & DECIDE FOR CHILDREN and where children have NO SEPARATE IDENTITY or rights and no court to hear & protect them is far from the world in which [this hospital] treats its child patients.” They may be trying to protect their reputation, but they were appealing to the court and reminding it that it is subject to the UNCCR, the United Nations Convention on Child Rights. David Knight breaks down what that is and why it must be stopped in the US.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

9 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/14/2017

  1. I guess the Vatican’s anger being directed at Steve Bannon’s continual exposure of the sordid goings on within that Janus establishment are having no effect on him and his mission to expose the Satanic criminality within that establishment.

    Go Bannon and Trump! Bring that house of ill repute to where it belongs.

    • What does the Vatican have to do with the battle over Charles Gard? The Pope did offer to keep him for the rest of his life in a pediatric hospital owned by the church, but that wasn’t mentioned in the article.

  2. The United Nations must be ignored and defunded as Western Culture’s psuedo-legal Humanist Rights organization that has been allowed to usurp every Western Culture’s law of the land and religious rights.

    The United Nations is nothing more than a tool of the Globalists!

    • Most diplomatic bodies are a total waste of time and taxpayer money. All they do is party and live the good life on the taxpayer dime while achieving nothing of substance.

      The UN and similar institutions should be immediately shut down and defunded so the money could be saved or used for constructive purposes like infrastructure rehabilitation.

  3. is a website dedicated to tracking the evolving situation in Europe.

    We do not predict or hope for ‘civil war’ in Europe in the literal sense, but rather understand that Western Europe is entering a period of profound destabilization and violence. This will escalate soon for a variety of reasons, until ethnic violence and anarchy are common in countries such as France, Sweden, and Germany.

    As horrible as this is, we recognize that- tragically- this scenario is preferred compared to the alternative, which is submission and complete Islamization. This is not hyperbole but is borne out by demographics. Already in some Western European countries the male 18-29 year old demographic is near 50% Muslim. As the native European Baby-Boom generation passes, and as mass-immigration continues, the overall demographic picture will look just as alarming.

    As Europeans living on the continent and in the worldwide European diaspora, we would be remiss individually and collectively to not do everything humanly possible to prevent Western Europe’s death, as engineered through its suicidal, Cultural-Marxist elites, and effected through mass-Muslim immigration. This site is one small and humble attempt at 1) documenting the situation, 2) analyzing it, and 3) fighting back.

  4. Egypt’s Red Sea resorts are a popular destination for Western Women seeking Romantic but anonymous encounters with Poor or otherwise Unemployed native men.

    • Opus-

      Yes, but those women are just “finding themselves”, “exploring the corners of the globe”, or “coming to grips with their inner truth.”

      When men do the same thing, they are “perverts”, “monsters”, and “little boys who can’t handle a real woman.”

  5. 2 days, and 2 people tied to the Clinton emails die under mysterious circumstances:

    Nothing to see here folks, go back to your homes!

    More seriously, Trump has his shortcomings, but we should all be thankful this monster failed to reach the White House.

    Is there any doubt we’d be tied up in hot wars in North Korea, Syria, and Ukraine if she had won?

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