Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/29/2017

Four men were arrested in Sydney after police thwarted a plan to bring down a passenger jet with a bomb. A functional bomb was discovered one of the houses that was raided, and subsequently defused by the bomb squad. Australian authorities have now tightened airport security.

In other news, a man was seriously wounded when he was stabbed in the throat at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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Financial Crisis
» Young Italians Stay Home Because No Safety Nets — INPS
» Alex Jones Warns of Trump Assassination Threat: “They’re Going to Blow Him and His Family Up… They Want Them All”
» Elderly Man Burned When Package Explodes in Queens
» Governments and Corporations Can Unleash Deadly Weapons on Our Population: “Our Greatest Danger is Denial That Such Things Are Possible”
» Imran Awan Subscribed to Pedo-Centric YouTube Channel Exposed by Tosh.0
» Judge Slams ‘Incompetent’ Cops After SWAT Raids Innocent Family for Growing Tomato Plants
» Man Who Witnessed Stabbing at Cincinnati Zoo Said ‘There Was a Lot of Blood’
» Raw-Meat Eating Somali ‘Refugee’terrorizes Townspeople With Knife Threats
» Report: Trump Fired Reince Priebus Via Twitter
» Suburban Mom Claims ‘Combatant Immunity’ In Terror Case
» Wells Fargo Also Defrauded 800,000 Car Loan Customers and Stole 25,000 Cars
» WikiLeaks Releases CIA Tools for Stealthy Hacking of Apple’s Operating System
» Former Mayoral Candidate Charged With “Hate-Motivated Crime” For Criticizing Islam
Europe and the EU
» Angela Merkel Arrives in South Tyrol
» Italy ‘Playing to Win’ EMA After Brexit Says Gentiloni
» Macron’s Go-it-Alone Style Raises Eyebrows in Europe
South Asia
» Pakistan’s Ex-PM Sharif Names Brother Shahbaz as Successor
Far East
» 10+ Shocking Photos Reveal Life Inside ‘Coffin Cubicles’ In Hong Kong, Home to 200,000 People
» Sri Lanka Completes Controversial $1 Billion Port Deal With China
Australia — Pacific
» Four Terror Suspects Arrested in Plot to Bomb a Plane Over Sydney After Police Breakup a Islamist Cell in Raids Across the City — as Security is Boosted at Airports Around the Country
» Revealed: Police ‘Find a Bomb That Was Going to be Used to Blow an Airplane Out of the Sky’ As Dozens of Counter-Terrorism Officers Raid Properties Across Sydney and Arrest Four Men
Latin America
» US Orders Venezuela Embassy Families Out as Crisis “Showdown” Arrives
» Dear White House: It Isn’t Just About the Numbers!
» Drug Smuggler Injured in Struggle as He Was Being Deported Wins £48k in High Court Damages
Culture Wars
» Italy: Calabria B&B Stops Gay Couple From Booking a Room
» UK: Police Ask Ex-Muslims to Pull ‘Allah is Gay’ Sign, But Allow ‘Jesus is Gay’ To Stay
» Google Bows to Muslim Pressure, Changes Search Results to Conceal Criticism of Islam and Jihad

Young Italians Stay Home Because No Safety Nets — INPS

Situation limits opportunities, mobility — social security chief

(ANSA) — Rome, July 27 — The head of social security and pensions agency INPS Tito Boeri told a Lower House hearing on Thursday that many young Italians were forced to stay at home with their parents because they have no welfare safety nets.

Young people are often ineligible to claim benefits such as unemployment because they have not paid in enough social security contributions. Boeri said the fact many young people were forced stay in the family home reduced mobility and opportunities. Italy’s welfare system has only protected people over 65 from poverty, he added.

Boeri told the hearing that welfare expenditure was tilted in favour of the elderly, with an average of 1,200 euros being spent on over 65s and less than 500 on under-39s.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Alex Jones Warns of Trump Assassination Threat: “They’re Going to Blow Him and His Family Up… They Want Them All”

Earlier this week it was revealed that a high-level Republican Congressman told Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne that forces operating behind the scenes were actively putting together a plan to “suddenly” remove Trump from the Presidency. And while impeachment or indictment have been on the table for Democrats and anti-Trumpers since the day after he was elected to the Office, Howard-Brown says this is not the case with the current plan. Noting that we should “read between the lines,” he hinted that the President’s removal could well come in the form of assassination.

“He said there is a plot on Capitol Hill to take the president out, I said you mean by impeachment or by indictment — he said no, to take him out, he will be removed suddenly from office,” said Howard-Browne, before adding, “you can read between the lines”.

But Trump isn’t the only target, as Alex Jones explains in a recent Infowars video report:

This is real… They’re in publications trying to get it ready… They’re not just going to kill Trump… And believe me, they’re going to try and kill him… they’re not going to haul him before a court in chains and turn him into a super hero… he’s going to be a big enough martyr already… They’re going to try and politically destroy… then kill him… then bring out horrible lies about him so he can’t defend himself… and then they’re going to go after all the opposition…

If they get Trump they’re going to get Ron Paul, they’re going to get Rand Paul, they’re going to get me, they’re going to get Matt Drudge, they’re going to get Sean Hannity, they’re going to get Rush Limbaugh…


They’re combined in this evil combination… this trifecta of the mainstream media, foreign corporations and the political class in this country that want to stay in control… you’ve got this evil combination… and all their minions that are useful idiots…

As for President Trump and his family, is there any doubt that nefarious forces who stand in opposition to his policies and vision for America would take the opportunity to end the movement he began if given the chance to do so?

He’s real folks… I can’t believe he has gotten this much done… they’re going to kill him… any day now… They’re going to blow him and his family up… they’re going to wait until they get the whole family together… they want them all… especially Donald, Jr.

[Comment: Trump is the spanner in the globalist machinations of a glorious new (and tyrannical) world order. This is why globalist elites and their compliant puppet media hate Trump. As for the Democrat Party — it is now powned by George Soros.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Elderly Man Burned When Package Explodes in Queens

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A package exploded Friday evening in Queens, badly burning an elderly man.

Police said the 72-year-old landlord opened the package, which had been left on the porch of a home in Springfield Gardens, when it blew up.

Cellphone video shows the victim doubled over in pain and shock, with his clothes scattered on the front lawn.

“I heard a loud explosion, and it shook the house,” said neighbor Rick Thomas.

He was one of several neighbors who threw wet towels on the victim.

“I saw a man laying in the grass, he was actually on his knees and he was on fire,” Thomas said. “He was screaming out in pain, lot of pain, because the flames engulfed his whole top half.”

Within moments, first responders rushed him to the hospital with second and third degree burns covering 80 percent of his body, CBS2’s Jessica Borg reported.

“That’s crazy. That’s really crazy,” another neighbor said.

The NYPD bomb squad and federal investigators took over the property on 222nd Street near 145th Road. They were testing residue on the brick and the front door, where half of the glass was blown out.

Investigators said the package was cylinder in shape and filled with black power, or gunpowder, which is commonly used in antique firearms.

“There is substantial evidence left from this device, which appears to be a victim-actuated device,” NYPD Det. Robert Boyce said. “In other words, when he opened it, the explosion occurred.”

Police said the package had no postal information on it and had been sitting on the porch for seven days. It was addressed to a single name, which detectives are not releasing at this point.

Authorities said two families rent out the home, but the package did not belong to either of them.

The landlord apparently comes by every so often to check on the house in a neighborhood that’s described as safe, Borg reported.

“Nobody is in the street. Nobody does anything,” one resident said. “It’s quiet.”

The victim was listed in critical condition.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

Governments and Corporations Can Unleash Deadly Weapons on Our Population: “Our Greatest Danger is Denial That Such Things Are Possible”

Last week the first 1 million mosquitoes of a planned 20 million to be turned loose were released in Fresno County, California. The word “released” may very well be interchangeable with “unleashed,” as the insects (males) were infected with the Wolbachia bacterium prior to their release. The objective is to release these male insects (allegedly producing no viable offspring when carrying the bacterium) into the population of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the primary culprit for mosquitoes that torment man.

No big deal, right? I mean, no possible harm could be rendered with this, right? The article, To Shrink Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Releasing 20 Million Mosquitoes, from July 21, 2017 by James Doubek bears reading. Here’s an excerpt:

“The project is called Debug Fresno and it’s being undertaken by Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet, Google’s holding company. It’s the company’s first field study involving sterile mosquitoes in the U.S.”

Some of the article’s information stems from data released by The Scientist magazine, and one of their blurbs is also interesting:

“The magazine says the bacterium [Wolbachia] ‘is not known’to infect humans.”

“Not known to infect humans” is really comforting, is it not? The company Verily also highlighted some of its newfound and wonderful capabilities, as noted here:

[Comment: This is a test run to see if this technique can be used in the future to rid the globalist elite future world of what they call useless eaters.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Imran Awan Subscribed to Pedo-Centric YouTube Channel Exposed by Tosh.0

YouTuber Tracy Beanz has discovered that the Pakistani DNC IT Staffer arrested Monday night for bank fraud while attempting to flee the country was a fan of several pedo-centric YouTube channels — including one featured on Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 program.

Imran Awan, the long-time employee and friend of Debbie Wasserman Schultz — currently under investigation by the FBI and DC Capitol Police for a variety of alleged crimes unrelated to his Monday arrest (and whose lawyer oddly mentioned ‘pizzagate’ in a post-arrest statement), subscribed to YouTube channel “Seven Super Girls” — which has over 12 billion views, and features children performing in sexualized ‘bits.’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Judge Slams ‘Incompetent’ Cops After SWAT Raids Innocent Family for Growing Tomato Plants

Wichita, KS — In a “huge and significant victory for the Fourth Amendment,” the federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit brought by a Kansas City couple who endured a SWAT raid over their tomato plants. Robert and Adlynn Harte — and their two young children — were caught up in a county-wide sweep of suspected cannabis growers, in a prohibitionist state which still has not even legalized any form of medical cannabis.

The judges not only reinstated the Harte’s lawsuit against the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, which was dismissed by a federal judge in 2015, but went on to castigate the law enforcement agencies involved. They described the 2012 raid as an “unjustified government intrusion based on nothing more than junk science, an incompetent investigation and a publicity stunt.”

In the realm of unlawful police raids, this one may take the cake. It began with a Missouri State Highway Patrolman staking out a garden store every day in Kansas City in hopes of catching some pot growers. Robert Harte visited the store with his two children to buy supplies for an educational vegetable garden project in his basement.

The sergeant shared Harte’s information with a counterpart in the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO), which was planning to raid several suspected cannabis growers on 4/20. JCSO went through the Harte’s trash on three occasions, eventually finding what officers believed was cannabis clippings soaked in THC extract.

But the “marijuana” was actually discarded tea leaves.

Despite a lab technician saying the tea leaves looked nothing like cannabis leaves or stems, deputies Edward Blake and Mark Burns used notoriously faulty field drug test kits which showed the presence of THC. These supposed field drug tests were the basis for planning the raid, but the deputies never photographed or documented the tests — leading Judge Carlos Lucero to note that these circumstances gave the deputies strong motive to lie.

They had to find something on the Hartes, because the JCSO had already scheduled the raid on the Harte’s home. Several routine investigatory steps were ignored, making their search warrant “based on nothing more than gardening supplies in a bag and wet tea leaves in the garbage.”

The list of sheer incompetence goes on. In his written decision, Lucero used extraordinary language to characterize just how reckless these drug warriors were.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Man Who Witnessed Stabbing at Cincinnati Zoo Said ‘There Was a Lot of Blood’

CINCINNATI — Luke Rhynolds said he saw “a lot of blood” and heard people screaming after a man was stabbed in the throat near the train at the Cincinnati Zoo Saturday afternoon.

A man was stabbed during an altercation involving two other men at about 4 p.m., according to Communications Director Michelle Curley. The two men left the zoo after the stabbing, Curley said.

Rhynolds said the man who was stabbed appeared to be OK.

“He was just sitting up. He said, ‘Tend to me however you feel you need to.’ I feel like the guy who got it and bleeding was trying to console the people around him more than he needed to be more consoled,” Rhynolds said.

Sgt. Eric Franz said the man has serious injuries, but they are not life threatening. The man was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. His identity has not been released, and police do not have suspect information.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]

Raw-Meat Eating Somali ‘Refugee’terrorizes Townspeople With Knife Threats

‘I will kill whoever calls police’

Another Somali “refugee” has managed to strike fear into the hearts of Minnesotans by threatening to kill townspeople with a knife.

This time, it was the small town of Faribault, population 23,000 about 50 miles south of Minneapolis, that was terrorized.

In a July 25 article, the Faribault Daily News reports that a complaint filed in Rice County Court alleges that Somalia native Abdinzak Ahmed Farah, 29, was in the Third Street NW area in downtown Faribault on July 12, pointing a knife and threatening to kill anyone who called police. Abdinzak Ahmed Farah, 29, was arrested and charged with threatening his fellow Minnesotans with a knife.

Abdinzak Ahmed Farah, 29, was arrested and charged with threatening his fellow Minnesotans with a knife.

The call followed “odd behavior” by Farah earlier that day, the local newspaper reports.

According to an eye witness, Farah was eating raw beef with the knife and holding it out to patrons, asking them to “play games.”

Farah was asked to leave the area, which he did, only to return pointing the same knife at people as he spoke with them. Witnesses told police Farah was told to leave a second time, but later began chasing several people and threw the knife at them…

The arrest of Farah is just the latest in a long list of Somali refugees involved in acts of violence.

Here is just a small sampling of cases over the past year.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Report: Trump Fired Reince Priebus Via Twitter

Let’s be clear about the firing of Reince Priebus. This was the most humiliating and excoriating firing in the history of America. Not only was he chewed out in a Bronx style chorus of expletives by newcomer Scaramucci, but, according to Howard Finerman’s inside sources, he was fired through the President’s twitter account.

Howard Finerman: Trump fired Priebus through Twitter.

— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) July 29, 2017

There’s no way Trump would do this, unless of course he knew Reince betrayed him. Even Howard Finerman admits that. Here’s the entire take.

Reince, of course, denies being the leaker and wishes everyone in the White House well and to receive bountiful amounts of God’s blessings.

If you’re wondering the type of man who will be replacing Reince, look no further than this video, where Gen. Kelly says leakers are guilty of treason.

He’s a marine corps General and will restore discipline to the White House, one way or another.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Suburban Mom Claims ‘Combatant Immunity’ In Terror Case

Invoking an unusual defense, the I-Team has learned that a west suburban woman and five associates accused of aiding ISIS say they were engaged in “legitimate warfare.”

Mediha Medy Salkicevic, a mother of four from Schiller Park, was arrested in February 2015 on charges of conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists and providing material support to terrorists, including the Islamic State and al-Qaida in Iraq.

Investigators say Salkicevic, a Bosnian Muslim refugee, wanted to “bury unbelievers alive” and bring death to infidels.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Wells Fargo Also Defrauded 800,000 Car Loan Customers and Stole 25,000 Cars

Wells Fargo didn’t just steal millions from its customers with crooked overdraft fees, didn’t just create 2,000,000 fraudulent accounts and threaten to blackball employees who tried to stop the frauds; didn’t just defraud broke mortgage borrowers by the bushel-load — they also defrauded 800,000 customers with car loans, forcing 274,000 of them into deliquency and “wrongfully repossessing” (that is, stealing) 25,000 of their cars.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

WikiLeaks Releases CIA Tools for Stealthy Hacking of Apple’s Operating System

WikiLeaks released new documents on Thursday as part of Vault 7 release, which contain information on three CIA hacking tools from the Imperial project, the Achilles, the Aeris and the SeaPea.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — As regards the hacking tools, the Achilles is a trojan for the OS X, while SeaPea is an OS X Rootkit that provides stealth and tool launching capabilities.

“Aeris is an automated implant written in C that supports a number of POSIX-based systems (Debian, RHEL, Solaris, FreeBSD, CentOS),” the press release explained.

The Aeris tool “provides structured command and control that is similar to that used by several Windows implants.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Former Mayoral Candidate Charged With “Hate-Motivated Crime” For Criticizing Islam

Rabia Khedr claims that Johnston was “inciting violence” against Muslims, but that doesn’t seem to be true, unless by “inciting violence” Khedr means simply criticizing Islam. Unless he was directly calling for violence, this is evidence that Canada’s “anti-Islamophobia” motion M-103, contrary to promises, is indeed being applied as a binding law, and is not simply a condemnation of Islamophobia without legal force.

If Johnston were a vociferous critic of Christianity, would he have been arrested and charged?

You know the answer.

The freedom of speech is rapidly disappearing in the West, and most people have no idea that it is happening, or why it matters.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Angela Merkel Arrives in South Tyrol

Steinmeier, Napolitano and Berlusconi also in Dolomite region

(ANSA) — Bolzano, July 28 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer arrived in Italy’s mountainous South Tyrol region on Friday for their annual private walking holiday in the Dolomites. The couple are based in Solda at the foot of the Ortles massif.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is also currently in South Tyrol and so is former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who arrived in Merano on Friday. Ex President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano has already been in Sesto in Val Fiscalina for several days.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Italy ‘Playing to Win’ EMA After Brexit Says Gentiloni

Premier says Milan has credentials to land agency

(ANSA) — Milan, July 24 — Premier Paolo Gentiloni said in Milan on Monday that Italy was “playing to win” in reference to the northern city’s bid to be the new home of the European Medicines Agency, which is set to move from London due to Brexit. “We are playing to win, not to take part, and the conditions are right to succeed,” he said. “We’ll present a highly competitive dossier by the end of the month, because Milan and Lombardy are competitive, but also because we have worked together and found intelligent solutions”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

Macron’s Go-it-Alone Style Raises Eyebrows in Europe


France’s Emmanuel Macron, a europhile who celebrated his election to the strains of the EU’s anthem “Ode to Joy”, has caused surprise by going it alone on migration and picking a protectionist fight with top ally Italy, observers say.

Two controversial announcements Thursday — one by the French president, one by his government — have led Macron’s commitment to working with his EU partners on solutions to shared problems to be called into question.

The first was on migration.

During a visit to a refugee shelter Macron announced that France would set up migrant processing “hotspots” in Africa, including in war-torn Libya, with or without the support of other EU member states.

“We’ll try to do it with Europe but we in France will do it,” he declared — his aides later conceding that the scheme was “not possible at the moment” because of Libya’s dire security situation.

In Brussels, officials were caught off guard by the unilateral plan aimed at preventing migrants piling into rickety boats bound for Europe.

European Commission sources said they had received assurances that France’s position was “completely aligned” with that of the bloc — but they still ruled out migrant centres based outside the EU of the type mooted by Macron.

No sooner had that foray by France’s crusading new leader been digested than his government antagonised Italy by announcing the nationalisation of a shipyard that had been promised to a state-run Italian firm.

Rome, already smarting over being sidelined by Macron on a ceasefire deal in its former colony Libya, reacted with fury to the move which stood in stark contrast to the anti-interventionist message that Macron hammered home on the campaign trail.

Macron insisted the move was temporary until the two sides reached a deal on joint ownership of STX that protected French jobs and assured Italy would play a “major role” in the shipbuilder.

But Italy was seething.

“Nationalism and protectionism are not an acceptable basis on which to conduct relations between two leading European countries,” Italy’s finance and economic development ministers fumed.

– European disunity –

Italy’s centrist Corriere della Sera newspaper said the affair had revealed Macron as “a nationalist”, while Germany’s Handelsblatt economic daily said it “cast a new light on his commitment” to Europe.

“How can Europe be united if a European partner is not considered a reliable shareholder?” Handelsblatt wondered, referring to the jobs argument put forward by France.

But in France at home the first nationalisation since 1981 was widely cheered, giving its youngest ever leader a boost after polls showed his ratings tumbling over his planned spending cuts.

Le Monde newspaper called it a “well-timed political act” that would help him win back support on the left.

“But Mr Macron is tarnishing his European image somewhat,” it noted.

A former government adviser said Macron’s EU flag-waving during the campaign masked a belief that Europe served chiefly to enhance France’s standing.

“He is committed to the European ideal, but far less so than to French sovereignty,” the adviser, who asked to remain anonymous, told AFP, adding: “Having good relations with Angela Merkel doesn’t change that.”

For Francois Heisbourg, chairman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Macron is a man in a hurry, who brings to mind ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy.

“Like all new presidents he’s discovering his powers and giving into the temptation to use them to the max,” Heisbourg said.

– ‘Superman if he succeeds’ –

So far Merkel and other EU leaders have embraced the Frenchman’s can-do approach and been content to let him play the role of Europe’s top diplomat with US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

But Stefani Weiss, director of the Brussels office of the Bertelsmann Stiftung foundation, warned Germany was starting to “look a little frustrated by this energetic president who is juggling a lot of balls.”

“We can only hope he is not overwhelmed by all the initiatives and not overestimating what he can do,” she cautioned.

So far Macron’s diplomatic efforts have mostly been crowned in success.

On Tuesday, he got the two rival authorities in lawless Libya to agree a conditional ceasefire.

But stemming the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe could seriously test his mettle.

“If he succeeds, everyone will say ‘he’s the boss, he’s Superman. But if he fails, they’ll say ‘those arrogant French’. It’s risky,” said Heisbourg.

by Valérie LEROUX, Clare BYRNE

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]

Pakistan’s Ex-PM Sharif Names Brother Shahbaz as Successor

ISLAMABAD (AFP) — Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif named his brother Shahbaz, the chief minister of Punjab province, as his successor and nominated ex-oil minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as an interim premier in a defiant speech Saturday.

The announcement charts a way forward for Pakistan after the Supreme Court ousted Sharif Friday following an investigation into corruption allegations against him and his family, bringing to an unceremonious end his historic third term in power and briefly plunging the country into political uncertainty.

“I support Shahbaz Sharif after me but he will take time to contest elections so for the time being I nominate Shahid Khaqan Abbasi,” Sharif said in a televised speech to his party…

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]

10+ Shocking Photos Reveal Life Inside ‘Coffin Cubicles’ In Hong Kong, Home to 200,000 People

Photos Reveal Life Inside ‘Coffin Cubicles’ In Hong Kong.

[Comment: This is what Agenda 2030 envisions. Stack and pack the useless eaters against their wishes — 1.6 billion rounds accumulated by Federal government will be used to quell any uprising…once the globalists get Trump out of the way.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Sri Lanka Completes Controversial $1 Billion Port Deal With China

COLOMBO (AFP) — Sri Lanka on Saturday sealed a billion-dollar deal to let a Chinese state firm take over a loss-making port in a move that has been opposed by unions and worries the island’s neighbours.

The long-delayed sale $1.1 billion sale of a 70 percent stake in Hambantota port, which straddles the world’s busiest east-west shipping route, was confirmed by Sri Lanka’s Ports Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe.

The government used tough laws against industrial action to stop workers going on strike this week to oppose the sale to China Merchants Port Holdings. India is nervous about China’s infrastructure moves into its traditional sphere of influence…

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]

Four Terror Suspects Arrested in Plot to Bomb a Plane Over Sydney After Police Breakup a Islamist Cell in Raids Across the City — as Security is Boosted at Airports Around the Country

Security is heightened in airports across the country following the alleged Islamic-inspired terror plot that was thwarted on Saturday with four men (one man pictured) arrested.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]

Revealed: Police ‘Find a Bomb That Was Going to be Used to Blow an Airplane Out of the Sky’ As Dozens of Counter-Terrorism Officers Raid Properties Across Sydney and Arrest Four Men

Counter terrorism police stormed four Sydney properties and arrested four men on Saturday after being alerted to an alleged plot to bring down an airplane with a ‘bomb.’

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]

US Orders Venezuela Embassy Families Out as Crisis “Showdown” Arrives

On Thursday, the U.S. government ordered family members of employees at its embassy in Venezuela to leave as the nation’s political crisis deepened ahead of a controversial vote critics contend will end democracy in the oil-rich country. Similarly, Canada warned its nationals against non-essential travel to Venezuela and urged citizens already there to leave. As well as ordering relatives to leave, the U.S. State Department on Thursday also authorized the voluntary departure of any U.S. government employee at its compound-like hilltop embassy in Caracas, where hyperinflation is about to hit 1,000%.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Dear White House: It Isn’t Just About the Numbers!

I’m sorry to keep repeating myself, but this whole refugee controversy has devolved in to a discussion about two issues-the number of refugees we admit and security screening.

What happened to the idea that communities would be informed about refugees arriving in their neighborhoods? What happened to any discussion about the enormous costs of resettling refugees with little education who will be dependent on welfare most likely for life even as they take jobs from low-skilled Americans? What happened to any discussion about massive cultural disruption in some locations? What happened to any discussion about the fact that health screening of refugees seems virtually non-existent with cases of TB and HIV Aids stressing local health departments?

In short, what happened to any discussion about dumping or reforming the whole UN/US Refugee Admissions Program? Or, getting rid of the contractor middlemen***? Are we simply going to battle over numbers?…

[picture] Rebecca Heller, Yale law 2010, director of the International Refugee Assistance Project tells Reuters that we have to help Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon by permanently resettling refugees in your towns. She says it will make us safer. Go figure!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Drug Smuggler Injured in Struggle as He Was Being Deported Wins £48k in High Court Damages

A DRUG smuggler who was injured as he struggled during an attempt to deport him has won £48,000 High Court damages.

Asylum seeker Felix Wamala, 46, sued a company working for the Home Office over the use of force on Christmas Eve in 2011.

Mr Wamala was taken from detention and put on a flight from Heathrow to Qatar to connect with an onward service to Uganda — his home country — but a struggle occurred on board and the captain refused to carry him.

Mr Justice Walker said in a ruling made public yesterday that Mr Wamala was removed by employees of Tascor Services Ltd — formerly Reliance Secure Task Management Ltd — and dragged into a van and taken to an immigration removal centre.

Mr Wamala claimed he suffered injuries to his hands, wrists, neck, back, shoulders and legs and the incident contributed to a major depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The company said it was entitled to use force on Mr Wamala and that he could not complain about injuries — which they said were exaggerated — arising from his own use of unreasonable force.

They argued that mental disorders had arisen from other causes.

The judge concluded that the company had no authority from the UK Border Agency to gain custody of Mr Wamala in the way they did and put him on the flight, adding that the force threatened and used constituted trespass.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Italy: Calabria B&B Stops Gay Couple From Booking a Room

‘No animals and gays,’ Arcigay wants anti-discrimination policy

(ANSA) — Rome, July 25 — A bed and breakfast in Italy’s southern region of Calabria has refused to allow a homosexual couple to book a room in its facilities, causing public outcry and calls for specific laws and policies to counter discrimination.

The head of the Arcigay association said that the news of the refusal, which the managers said was because the establishment “does not accept gays and animals”, was of serious concern and that anti-discrimination policies should be brought in for the country’s tourism sector. The mayor of Ricadi, the city in which the B&B is located, personally invited the couple because “her city is absolutely not homophobic as shown by the wedding ceremony between two Neapolitan women she officiated over a few weeks ago”, said regional councilor Francesco Emilio Borrelli from the Green party on a radio program. Lower House Speaker Laura Boldrini said that “I believe that rejecting a request for a hotel reservation to people on the basis of their sexual orientation is unacceptable both from the point of view of human dignity, and it is also against the principles of equality enshrined by our Constitution.”

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]

UK: Police Ask Ex-Muslims to Pull ‘Allah is Gay’ Sign, But Allow ‘Jesus is Gay’ To Stay

During London’s Pride parade last week, members of Britain’s Council of Ex-Muslims (CEMB) were asked by police to lower their banners that read “Allah is Gay,” while other signs saying “Jesus is Gay” attracted no such concern.

“Pride is full of placards saying ‘God is Gay,’ ‘Jesus had two fathers,’ as well as those mocking the church and priests and pope, yet CEMB members hold signs saying ‘Allah is Gay’ — as we did — and the police converge to attempt to remove them for causing ‘offence,’“ a statement on the CEMB’s website says.

Fear and misunderstanding caused the controversy, CEMB says in its statement:

“The only reasons our signs are seen to be ‘provocative’ are because criticism of Islam is deemed to be impermissible, because there is the constant threat of violence by Islamists against ex-Muslims but also dissenting Muslims and others in order to silence and censor, and because criticism of Islam and Islamism is erroneously conflated with an attack on Muslims.”

In response to the group’s signs, the East London Mosque filed a formal complaint against Britain’s Council of Ex-Muslims, claiming that the group was “inciting hatred towards Muslims.” The organization held multiple signs condemning Islam for its stance on LGBT rights. Some banners read “ex-Muslim and proud,” “f — k Islamic homophobia,” and “Islamophobia is an oxymoron.”

Salman Farsi, a spokesman for the East London Mosque, told Britain’s Evening Standard his mosque’s decision to file a complaint against CEMB was based on the belief the sign constituted a threat:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Google Bows to Muslim Pressure, Changes Search Results to Conceal Criticism of Islam and Jihad

“Google’s first page results for searches of terms such as ‘jihad’, ‘shariah’ and ‘taqiyya’ now return mostly reputable explanations of the Islamic concepts. Taqiyya, which describes the circumstances under which a Muslim can conceal their belief in the face of persecution, is the sole term to feature a questionable website on the first page of results.”

“Reputable” according to whom? “Questionable” according to whom? Google is bowing to pressure from Muslim such as Omar Suleiman without considering whether those who are demanding that the search results be skewed in a particular direction might have an ulterior motive. Could it be that those who are pressuring Google want to conceal certain truths about Islam that they would prefer that non-Muslims not know? This is a real possibility, but of course Google executives would have to study Islam themselves in order to determine whether or not these Muslims who are pressuring them are misleading them, and that’s not going to happen. Still, they could have done a bit more due diligence, and made some efforts to determine whether those being tarred as “hate groups” really deserved the label, whether the Southern Poverty Law Center was really a reliable and objective arbiter of which groups were and weren’t “hate groups,” and whether the information that Google was suppressing was really inaccurate. Instead, Google seems to have swallowed uncritically everything Omar Suleiman and the others said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

14 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/29/2017

  1. “Australian authorities have now tightened airport security.”

    But they will not change the way we live……..

    • not change the way we live…… and added costs of $ and time, …… life threatening habits, …yeah right…
      but they “love Australia” ….yeah right….to the death of other Australians and all around the world.

      The Great Imposition.

      Airport security has been ramped up and travellers should brace for delays and extensive screening measures following overnight terror raids in Sydney.
      ……….security has been increased across all major airports. ……
      …..Travellers should be prepared for additional scrutiny at screening points, ……….advised that security screening will take longer .
      ……Travellers have also been advised to arrive at terminals at least 2 hours before domestic flights and 3 hours before international flights
      …… to limit the amount of carry-on and checked baggage to help ensure security screening remains efficient
      Read more:

      Only about 2% muslim population, and more still arriving, …..changing the way we live.
      When are we going to get in the mainstream of the problems, time, costs and dangers that muslims are creating for the rest of us.

      Apologies for repeat, of my post in last GOVnewsfeed, but the imposition of muslim ideology on so many countries, and unwitting people and this is just on aeroplane travel.

      When this gets into other fields such as health, then there is endangering health, by muslima not rolling back sleeves for thorough scubbing/washing, not using alcohol hand washes when moving from one patient to another or using alcohol swabs.

      “watching and waiting” I do get the sarc., and it does jarr me in that others do not really seem to see it.
      It is just good to practice a spiel, hope I am not over doing it, but also I want it honed so that when I talk to others, I know my argument and it may be more effective.

      • I hope you are voting One Nation, simpleton1. That is the only chance we have at this time of;

        1. Reducing our immigration level down to zero on a one out one in basis with no Islamic immigration at all.

        2. A commission of inquiry into what Islam exactly represents.

        3. No more Mosques to be built and those in existence to be monitored by authorities charged with doing so.

        4. Islamic schools to closed.

        5. Less restrictions on the owning of firearms.

        Until the non-Globalist mentality is installed into governments right across Australia we can only expect things to actually worsen.

        • One Nation’s leader has a long and problematic history, unfortunately. People remember her from the past, even though she may have re-invented herself.

          Pauline Hanson is no Marine LePen.

          The Liberal Party (the conservative party in AU), is divided like the GOP. One member broke away. and was vilified. Cory Bernadi is more appealing than Pauline Hanson. Whether he can succeed is another matter.

          • Cory Bernardi (I get his ‘Weekly dose of Common Sense’ in my email) has the ability to talk on his feet while Pauline lacks that very important attribute, but what she lacks in the command of oratory she more than makes up for in tenacity to get the job done.

            Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives and One Nation will at some future time ‘get together’ the only major hurdle at this time has been the lack of an amicable arrangement of just who will lead the newly formed party.

            I’m a member of One Nation, but I donate to both parties, as their goals are identical.

        • I would if I could 1nation, just to send a message to the other political parties.

          I do love those 5 points

          Across the ditch we have elections with many promising to reduce the high numbers of immigrants, but the undertow is pretty much for it.

          4 ex Prime Ministers have come out all in favour of increasing our refugee intake.
          Yet at the same time crying about children and families being forced into poverty by the social welfare system.
          Families sleeping in cars, and not enough houses being built.

          Sadly we are following that world wide trend, of welcome, open borders ideas, but lucky enough that there is a lot of sea, so at least they are all counted and certified, and possibly able to reject on the next flight out of here.

          New mosques, masjids, islamic centres springing up, sometimes in the most surprising places.

          Never give up DiMu. We may become a remnant, but as an ember of knowledge, even if we have to keep our head down, it may later be fanned to a massive a raging bush fire.

          • Hi Simpleton1
            I heard a bit of the discussion on Newstalk ZB this morning and it seemed to me that the people were 100% opposed to more refugees.
            In fact I was heartened by some informed comments coming in relating to Islam in general and the state of things in Europe.

      • You are correct. By their very presence they have changed the way we see our world as a place we can no longer have trust in and the bewilderment we feel as to why the elites are doing this to us, and finally the paranoia that something nefarious is afoot.

        Above all is the unwelcome emotion of not being able to love one’s Muslim neighbor on an equal footing, because their beliefs want you dead!

        All trust is eroded and trust is the basis of community. The community is dead but pretends not to be, because when you are surrounded by people you thought shared the same assumptions that you do, only to find they are blinded by timidity and political correctness – it’s hard not to begin to hate them for their stupidity.

        One ends up feeling utterly alone and frustrated, even from family members and old friends.

  2. Surveillance Research of mosques by Indonesian government, in conjunction with Australian Broad Casting.

    ……. three types of mosques:
    #Public mosques used by the IS sympathisers without the knowledge of the caretaker
    #Mosques where the caretaker is linked to IS-affiliated groups but the worshippers are not
    #Private mosques where the caretaker and the congregation both support the IS terrorist group

    ….. even the caretakers of the mosque would act as travel agents for those willing to go to Syria. ……

    “For radical groups meeting face to face is very important to them because they build their trust after they meet face to face,” Mr Bhakti said.

    “They can’t do that online, online they could be anybody.”

    They are now “operating more secretively” and spreading out after this exposure.

  3. Not “lone wolves”, but “KNOWN WOLVES” following Mohammad’s ideology and being supported by other muslims.

    I explain that I do not have a driver’s licence. The instructor of Riaz Khan Ahmadzai – the ISIS attacker from Würzburg – also wanted to talk him into a car attack. But Khan had no driver’s licence. In the end, he used an axe and injured five people on a regional train.

    He is a very brave man, and also a naive and foolhardy, having his photo and name being put out there. Undoubtedly he then would now be on a jihadist death list.

    His articulation of it seems makes it seem beyond belief, although I see beyond what authorities say in their cover ups.
    Germany and the rest of the world urgently need to take note, and action to expose and guard against this ideology into their education system and government departments.

    Though the way the jihadi attacks occur, and the Sergeant Schultz’s “no nutthing”, it is good to have this more exposed.
    Pity the authorities, politicians, will remain blind to the source of the ideology, in the koran, hadith, sira and sunnah.

  4. The instructions to this undercover journalist in Germany is very thorough.

    WARNING, details are a bit strong.

    We do not need them returning to any Western Civilization country, yet we keep bringing in the seeds of this destruction.

    It is explained in a matter of a fact way, but will the authourities get the message?

  5. Maybe this could be the reason some want these hapless refugees.

    There is a growing trend in Europe of middle aged or older women enticing young male asylum seekers with favors and money for sexual gratification and making the young migrant men dependent on them.

    Seems like there is a supply, and then there is a demand situation.
    Are they creating a cougar land?
    It seems like it is a very selfish opportunistic world.
    I have tried to back track this to see if there is a factual basis and the numbers involved.
    Talk about jumping the tiger.

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