Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/21/2018

A young Somali set fire to a monastery church in Switzerland and then went on a rampage inside the church. Police say he damaged the altar, the organ, and other church furnishings.

In other news, the Austrian government announced that it will not allow any campaigning inside the country for the upcoming Turkish general election.

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Financial Crisis
» For the First Time Ever, Millennials With Student Debt Have Negative Net Wealth
 
USA
» 18 Examples of the Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Made Around the First “Earth Day” In 1970
» Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating in U.S., Positioned for Attack
» Trump to “Counter” DNC Lawsuit; Seeks Servers, Clinton Emails and “Pakistani Mystery Man”
 
Canada
» Canadian Muslim Scholar Calls for Reestablishing the Islamic State, Rejecting Nation-States
» Trudeau Government Hid Warnings About Returning ISIS Fighters and Possible Chemical Weapons Threat
 
Europe and the EU
» A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Germany: March 2018
» Austria to Ban Campaigning for Turkish Elections
» Czexit Puts Brussels on Alert: Anti-EU Party Surge Threatens to Topple Czech Leadership
» English Mosque ‘Took £250,000 From Al-Qaeda Sympathiser’
» Finland Terror Trial: Attacker at ‘War Against Women’, Stabbed Them to ‘Strengthen the Islamic Kingdom’
» French Police Investigate Two Suspicious Deaths in Prison Notorious for Islamic Radicalism
» George Soros’s Circles of Financial Speculators Backed the Wrong Horse
» Muslim Woman Denied French Citizenship for Refusing to Shake Hands With Official
» Poland to Fight Unequal Treatment of Right-Wing Facebook Users
» Swedish Woman Attacked Without Reason by Twenty Men in Subway
» Switzerland: African Man Riots in Church
» Talks to Form New Czech Coalition Government to Renew
» UK: Leading Surgeon Says Violence in Khan’s London ‘Like South Africa’, Predicts ‘Summer of Carnage’
» UK: Man Arrested After Knocking Burglar Who Raided His Home Unconscious
» UK: Woman Posts Rap Lyrics, Is Charged With Hate Crime
 
Australia — Pacific
» Aboriginal Man Who ‘Threatened Attacks in Sydney’ Is Released From Jail by a Judge Despite Warnings That he ‘Converted to Islamic State Ideology While in Prison’
» Foreign Students Are Arrested After They Are Caught Forging Signatures and Withdrawing Money From Australian Banks in Multi-Million Dollar Scam
» ‘I’m a Tourist, Not a Terrorist’: ISIS Bomb Maker ‘Who Planned Attacks on Australia Soil’ Claims He Only Travelled to Syria to Play Soccer With Children
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Swaziland to Change Its Name — and Switzerland’s Partly to Blame
 
Latin America
» “Enough With All the Deaths” — Venezuelan Cops Clash With Protesting Patients & Doctors Over Hospital Shortages
» How Shoddy Reporting and Anti-Russian Propaganda Coerced Ecuador to Silence Julian Assange
 
Immigration
» France: Far-Right Activists Block Alps Pass Used by Migrants
» From Chinese in Strathfield to Indians in Parramatta and Germans in Manly: The Ethnic Enclaves Growing Across Sydney
» Illegal Alien Charged in Car Crash That Blew up Texas Home
» Migrants Bully and Beat up German Boy for Eating Pork — an Ambulance Was Needed
» Spain’s Increasing Migrant Sex Attacks Rock the Nation
 
Culture Wars
» NFL to Ban Cheerleaders?
 

For the First Time Ever, Millennials With Student Debt Have Negative Net Wealth

On Thursday, Young Invincibles released a troubling update to their report, “The Financial Health of Young America: Measuring Generational Declines Between Baby Boomers & Millennials.” This report includes a cross-generational study of the financial well-being of Millennials today versus Baby Boomers when they were in their adolescence. The update covers the economic challenges facing millennials age 25 to 34 between 2013 and 2016.

Despite the fact that this is the second most extended economic expansion/central bank induced channel of financial capital into speculation and financialization, the update reveals how the millennial generation has transformed into the lost generation, as their financial security has eroded late in the business cycle.

For the first time, young adults age 25 to 34 with college degrees and student loans have a median net wealth of negative $1,900, said the advocacy group.

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

18 Examples of the Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Made Around the First “Earth Day” In 1970

Tomorrow, Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day 2018

In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey noted that around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, and in the years following, there was a “torrent of apocalyptic predictions” and many of those predictions were featured in his Reason article. Well, it’s now the 48th anniversary of Earth Day, and a good time to ask the question again that Bailey asked 18 years ago: How accurate were the predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970? The answer: “The prophets of doom were not simply wrong, but spectacularly wrong,” according to Bailey.

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

Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating in U.S., Positioned for Attack

ranian-backed militants are operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these “sleeper cell” agents are poised to launch a large-scale attack on the American homeland, according to testimony before lawmakers.

Iranian agents tied to the terror group Hezbollah have already been discovered in the United States plotting attacks, giving rise to fears that Tehran could order a strike inside America should tensions between the Trump administration and Islamic Republic reach a boiling point.

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

Trump to “Counter” DNC Lawsuit; Seeks Servers, Clinton Emails and “Pakistani Mystery Man”

President Trump is eager to go head-to-head with the DNC which filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit on Friday against several parties, including the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization — alleging a “far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.”

Hours after the Washington Post broke the news of the lawsuit, Trump tweeted “Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats. This can be good news in that we will now counter for the DNC server that they refused to give to the FBI,” referring to the DNC email breach. Trump also mentioned “the Debbie Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man and Clinton Emails.”

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

Canadian Muslim Scholar Calls for Reestablishing the Islamic State, Rejecting Nation-States

Mazin AbdulAdhim is a prominent Canadian Muslim scholar and Imam of Iraqi descent who is affiliated with the pro-Caliphate Islamic global movement of Hizb ut-Tahrir.

On April 15, 2018 London, Ontario based Mazin Abdul-Adhim posted on his YouTube channel a video entitled “10 Reasons Why the Khilafah”.

In this video Mazin Abdul-Adhim explain the importance and the benefits of reestablishing the Caliphate or the Islamic State that will unite all Muslims under rule of Islam.

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

Trudeau Government Hid Warnings About Returning ISIS Fighters and Possible Chemical Weapons Threat

The Trudeau government removed all references to ISIS fighters returning to Canada and posing a potential chemical weapons threat from a government report, despite warnings from its own public safety department.

According to documents obtained by Global News through an Access to Information request, the Liberal government redacted the final version of a Public Safety Canada report on the potential domestic terrorism threats of returning ISIS members.

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

A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Germany: March 2018

Anti-Semitism is running rampant at German primary schools, according to Heinz-Peter Meidinger, president of the President of the German Teachers’ Association (Deutschen Lehrerverbandes, DL). He also said that videos of beheadings are commonplace at German schools, and that female pupils are being threatened with murder. “In chat forums like WhatsApp, movies such as ISIS beheading videos are spreading like wildfire.”

“It is unacceptable that non-Muslim and above all Jewish children have to be afraid of going to school in this country because they are being labeled as ‘unbelievers’ and even threatened with death… Since autumn… Kuwait Airways is allowed to discriminate against Jews at Frankfurt Airport, and the Federal Government does not object. Let us not fool ourselves: it is the Federal Government, which, for inexplicable reasons, allows Jews in Germany to be treated like this.” — Julian Reichelt, Editor-in-Chief of Bild.

“Mass gatherings that degenerate into violence are incompatible with our understanding of democracy. Humanity, tolerance, respect and dealing with each other in a democratic way are the basic values on which our coexistence is oriented. We all want to live in a peaceful, open and democratic society.” — Sören Link, Mayor of Duisburg.

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

Austria to Ban Campaigning for Turkish Elections

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Friday his government would act to prevent any possible campaigning on Austrian soil by parties in Turkey’s upcoming snap general election.

Any campaign events would “not be welcome” and would not be allowed, Kurz said in an interview with Ö1 radio.

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

Czexit Puts Brussels on Alert: Anti-EU Party Surge Threatens to Topple Czech Leadership

The Czech Republic is one of the most eurosceptic countries in the EU, and political parties are using the country’s discomfort with the bloc to push for a shock Czexit referendum.

Only a quarter of the Czech population supports the European Union, and the most recent election saw an anti-EU party, Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD), surge in the polls.

The SPD party made surprising gains in parliamentary elections last October with calls for direct democracy and is pushing referendum legislation.

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

English Mosque ‘Took £250,000 From Al-Qaeda Sympathiser’

A mosque in Devon, England has admitted taking funds from a radical cleric who backed al-Qaeda aligned militia groups in Libya, describing him as “a highly respected member of the community”.

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

Finland Terror Trial: Attacker at ‘War Against Women’, Stabbed Them to ‘Strengthen the Islamic Kingdom’

A rejected asylum seeker who targetted women in a stabbing attack said he was at “war against women” and committed the attack to “strengthen the Islamic kingdom”.

Moroccan Abderrahman Bouanane, 23, told the district court on Wednesday that he had justified his attack because of Western nations’ military action against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, Helsingin Sanomat reports.

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

French Police Investigate Two Suspicious Deaths in Prison Notorious for Islamic Radicalism

Police are investigating two suspicious deaths in a French prison known for its large population of Islamic extremists.

Police say they are looking into two incidents, both occurring within days of each other, and investigating potential murder suspects in the Fleury-Mérogis prison in the department of Essonne outside of Paris, 20 Minutes reports.

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

George Soros’s Circles of Financial Speculators Backed the Wrong Horse

Commenting on Hungary’s recent parliamentary election result on Friday’s edition of the Kossuth Radio programme “180 Minutes”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that George Soros’s circles of financial speculators backed the wrong horse, and “right now they are on the losing side”.

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

Muslim Woman Denied French Citizenship for Refusing to Shake Hands With Official

A French court has confirmed and upheld a previous court ruling which denied French citizenship to a Muslim Algerian woman after the woman refused to engage in a handshake with a senior official.

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

Poland to Fight Unequal Treatment of Right-Wing Facebook Users

The Polish government is creating a group designed to fight the unequal treatment of social media users. They claim they realise that ‘right-wing users’ are being discriminated online.

A working group will be created by Poland’s Ministry of Digital Affairs. The ministry claims that they are already in touch with Facebook about the issue.

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

Swedish Woman Attacked Without Reason by Twenty Men in Subway

On Thursday a Swedish woman was attacked at a Stockholm subway station. The woman was hurt in the unprovoked attack and had to visit a hospital to check for her injuries.

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

Switzerland: African Man Riots in Church

A man from Somalia started a fire in the monastery church in Pfäfers, Switzerland, on Thursday and then raged in the church. According to police, the African man burnt several cloths on altars and wooden tables, and the man also destroyed a statue and damaged the organ and some candlesticks, police said

           — Hat tip: Vlad Tepes [Return to headlines]
 

Talks to Form New Czech Coalition Government to Renew

PRAGUE (AP) — The leftist Social Democrats say they have agreed to return to talks to form a new Czech government with populist billionaire Andrej Babis and his political group.

Babis has offered the Social Democrats five ministries, including the coveted interior ministry.

Social Democratic chairman Jan Hamacek said Friday that the proposal is “decent.”

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

UK: Leading Surgeon Says Violence in Khan’s London ‘Like South Africa’, Predicts ‘Summer of Carnage’

London’s crime wave will develop into “carnage” come summer, a leading trauma surgeon has predicted, warning ultra-violence in the capital is “the new normal”.

Dr Martin Griffiths, a consultant surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust, said soaring knife and gun crime has resulted in London “looking more like South Africa, or inner-city U.S.” with regards to the rate of attacks.

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

UK: Man Arrested After Knocking Burglar Who Raided His Home Unconscious

Danny Crawford says his life remains ‘in limbo’ as police continue to investigate incident

A man who knocked out a burglar who raided his home spent a day in a cell and is now under investigation.

Danny Crawford, 38, said his pregnant partner Kate Fowler, 37, woke him up to say someone was in their Hull home on 27 December.

After spotting burglar Michael Carr fleeing the house with a bag of his family’s possessions, including a Playstation 4 and a Samsung mobile, Mr Crawford gave chase wearing just a pair of boxer shorts and shoes.

“I shouted and he picked up the pace a bit and led me straight to his front door, which was down a little passageway,” the 44-year-old council worker said.

“I shouted ‘give me the bag back’. He tried to get down the passageway. Then he turned round and came at me with his hands up. There was a small altercation and he came off worst.”

He added: “I threw a punch at him to defend myself, luckily it knocked him unconscious. I picked my bag up and walked back to my house to my partner and the little one. I did what anyone else would have done.”

Crawford was later arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and Carr was jailed for 12 months earlier this week after admitting burglary…

           — Hat tip: SH [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Woman Posts Rap Lyrics, Is Charged With Hate Crime

Chelsea Russell, 19, from Liverpool posted the lyric from Snap Dogg’s I’m Trippin’.

A teenager who posted rap lyrics which included racist language on Instagram has been found guilty of sending a grossly offensive message.

Chelsea Russell, 19, from Liverpool posted the lyric from Snap Dogg’s I’m Trippin’ to pay tribute to a boy who died in a road crash, a court heard.

Russell argued it was not offensive, but was handed a community order.

Prosecutors said her sentence was increased from a fine to a community order “as it was a hate crime”.

She was charged after Merseyside Police were anonymously sent a screenshot of her update.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Aboriginal Man Who ‘Threatened Attacks in Sydney’ Is Released From Jail by a Judge Despite Warnings That he ‘Converted to Islamic State Ideology While in Prison’

Greg Ceissman, 24, was recommended to remain behind bars by the High Risk Terrorism Offenders Assessment Committee last year. He has been released despite threatening Sydney.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Foreign Students Are Arrested After They Are Caught Forging Signatures and Withdrawing Money From Australian Banks in Multi-Million Dollar Scam

International students have been caught scamming millions from banks as part of an overseas criminal syndicate. $2.5 million has allegedly been stolen from banks.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

‘I’m a Tourist, Not a Terrorist’: ISIS Bomb Maker ‘Who Planned Attacks on Australia Soil’ Claims He Only Travelled to Syria to Play Soccer With Children

Mehmet Biber, from western Sydney, was arrested in November 2016 as part of a plan to catch a 10-man terror cell police believed was planning attacks in the city.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Swaziland to Change Its Name — and Switzerland’s Partly to Blame

The southern African country of Swaziland has announced it is to change its name, partly because people keep mixing it up with Switzerland.

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

“Enough With All the Deaths” — Venezuelan Cops Clash With Protesting Patients & Doctors Over Hospital Shortages

The price of oil has been steadily climbing this year, but Venezuela’s financial situation remains as dire as ever.

And in the latest sign of just how desperate the country’s people are for basic necessities like food and medicine, Breitbartreports that police in Venezuela attacked patients and doctors outside Venezuela’s Health Ministry in Caracas on Wednesday as they were demonstrating over the collapse of the country’s socialized health-care system.

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

How Shoddy Reporting and Anti-Russian Propaganda Coerced Ecuador to Silence Julian Assange

JULIAN ASSANGE HAS been barred from communicating with the outside world for more than three weeks. On March 27, the government of Ecuador blocked Assange’s internet access and barred him from receiving visitors other than his lawyers. Assange has been in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, when Ecuador granted him asylum due to fears that his extradition to Sweden as part of a sexual assault investigation would result in his being sent to the U.S. for prosecution for his work with WikiLeaks. In January of this year, Assange formally became a citizen of Ecuador.

As a result of Ecuador’s recent actions, Assange — long a prolific commentator on political debates around the world — has been silenced for more than three weeks, by a country that originally granted him political asylum and of which he is now a citizen. While Ecuador was willing to defy Western dictates to hand over Assange under the presidency of Rafael Correa — who was fiercely protective of Ecuadorian sovereignty even if it meant disobeying Western powers — his successor, Lenin Moreno, has proven himself far more subservient, and that mentality — along with Moreno’s increasingly bitter feud with Correa — are major factors in the Ecuadorian government’s newly hostile treatment of Assange.

Yet many of the recent media claims about Assange that have caused this standoff — which have centered on the alleged role of Russia in the internal Spanish conflict over Catalan independence — range from highly dubious to demonstrably false.

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

France: Far-Right Activists Block Alps Pass Used by Migrants

Around 100 far-right activists on Saturday tried to block a French alpine pass used by migrants in a bid to “ensure that no illegal immigrant can return to France”.

Members of the rightwing Generation Identity (GI) movement trudged through the snow up to Col de l’Echelle near the border with Italy where they plan to spend the night.

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

From Chinese in Strathfield to Indians in Parramatta and Germans in Manly: The Ethnic Enclaves Growing Across Sydney

Ethnic hot spots are shifting as migrants from other countries buy up real estate in the same area as one another. The biggest ethnic hot spot is Parramatta with 36,599 Indian-born residents.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Illegal Alien Charged in Car Crash That Blew up Texas Home

Police have charged an illegal alien with driving a car into a home that caused a massive explosion early in April.

Dallas police arrested Alejandro Enriquez-Castro and charged him with driving without a license in the April 7 incident. The suspect was then transferred to federal immigration officials, according to Fox News.

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

Migrants Bully and Beat up German Boy for Eating Pork — an Ambulance Was Needed

After German daily newspaper “The Tagesspiegel” asked their readers to tell about incidents of school violence and bullying, they received a lot of replies.

“Our son is in fourth grade at a middle school and has been bullied since the first year. He was abused, beaten and kicked because he is German. Classmates call him ‘German pig’, ‘pig’ and ‘German potato’. At his school are mainly children with a migrant background. Most are Muslims,” one family says.

The boy and his family live in Berlin-Mitte, which is a multicultural neighbourhood, according to them. “We like to live there, we have a motley circle of friends. But our son being bullied and attacked for allegedly eating pork is simply unbearable for us. He does not even eat any, we are vegetarians.”

“In addition to countless insults that he has to listen to daily, our son was kicked down a staircase and beaten several times in the schoolyard — sometimes in front of the teacher. He was picked up from school by the ambulance more than once”, the family continues.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Spain’s Increasing Migrant Sex Attacks Rock the Nation

The golden, sunny Southern Coast of Spain is a huge tourist attraction, but it is also one of the main ports of entry for illegal immigration into the country and Europe.

There are so many cases of immigrant violence in these regions which go almost completely unnoticed — understandably so, as tourism is one of Spain’s biggest industries.

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

NFL to Ban Cheerleaders?

The USA Today’s sports columnist is calling for cheerleaders in all sports to be BANNED.

Is anything safe from these joyless puritans?

What’s next? Vegas showgirls? Burlesque dancers? How about just banning models altogether?

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

3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/21/2018

  1. .
    Did the right thing when refugees lied about their age –
    got his life ruined.

    Swedish dental hygienist Bernt Herlitz,56, revealed to authorities that after checking the molar teeth of hundreds of migrant children that 80% of the so-called children were actually adults.
    Herlitz was quickly fired and now may lose his home.and get ruined.

    https://svegot.se/2018/04/21/gjorde-det-ratta-nar-flyktingar-ljog-om-sin-alder-fick-livet-forstort/

    English:
    https://pelleneroth.wordpress.com/

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/swedish-dentist-reveals-80-migrant-children-actually-adults-fired-now-may-lose-home/

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