Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/20/2018

The Lega Nord and the 5-Star Movement have reached an agreement on a new Italian government. A law professor named Giuseppe Conte will become prime minister of the coalition, while Matteo Salvini, the leader of the Lega, will be interior minister, and Luigi Di Maio of the 5-Star Movement will become minister of labor.

In other news, more than a thousand Eritrean migrants mounted a protest in Bern against tough new Swiss asylum rules.

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USA
» DOJ Confirms Inspector General Will Probe “Impropriety, Political Motivation” of Obama FBI Spying on Trump
» Featured Op-Ed: Antifa Demands Show Trial
 
Europe and the EU
» A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in France: April 2018
» Austria’s New Vice-Chancellor Shares Video Slamming Prosecution of Generation Identity
» ‘Brexit Dividend’ — Britain Will Save £100 Million by Missing EU Elections
» Danish Populists to Assist Swedish Populists in Election Campaign
» France Warns Italy Against Breaking EU Commitments
» French Mainstream Media ‘Fact-Checker’ Wins $50k Funding From Soros-Funded Institute
» Hungary’s Unique Solution to the Soros Strategy
» Hungarian DPM: Europe Has Become Vulnerable Because it Lost Its Identity and Allowed Islam to Penetrate it Without Resistance
» Internet Haters at Service of Losing Regressive Left
» Italy is Forming the Epicenter of the EU’s Fateful Shift
» Italy Has a New Government as Populist Parties Agree on New Premier
» Many Jihadis From Germany Have German Citizenship: Report
» Norwegian Police Hunt for Helium Balloons During National Day Celebrations — Greens Want Nationwide Ban
» Swedish Security Service: Potential Terrorists Becoming Much Harder to Track
» Thousands of German Bikers Head to Berlin to Protest Against Merkel in Show of Patriotism
» UK: Jury Hears Police Sergeant Mohammed Perwaze ‘Repeatedly Raped’ 8-Year-Old Girl
» UK: Man in His 20s Becomes 65th London Murder Victim This Year as As He is Stabbed to Death in South London
» UK: Murder Surges 44 Per Cent in Khan’s London Amidst ‘Troubling’ Rise in Serious Crime
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Israel Has No Friend in Democrats
 
Middle East
» Iran’s Leaders at War With Western Civilization
 
Caucasus
» Islamic Extremists Attack Russian Orthodox Church in Chechnya and Pay With Their Lives
 
Immigration
» Almost 1,400 Minor Girls Abused by Mostly Migrant Pimps in the Netherlands
» Boat Adrift With Two Dozen African Migrants Rescued Off Brazil Coast
» Eritreans Protest in Bern Against Tough New Asylum Rules
» Quebec Protesters Block Access to Border Crossing Near Site Used by Asylum Seekers
 
General
» How Muslim Propagators Swindle the Western Civilization: Islam and Science Expropriation
 

DOJ Confirms Inspector General Will Probe “Impropriety, Political Motivation” of Obama FBI Spying on Trump

Update: Just a few hours after President Trump “hereby demanded” that the DoJ investigate whether or not the “FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump campaign for Political Purposes,” Axios’ Jonathan Swan reports that Justice has confirmed a probe has begun.

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

Featured Op-Ed: Antifa Demands Show Trial

This article originally appeared in American Spectator, May 18, 2018.

An Antifa group took its call for “revolutionary violence” against the University of Texas at Austin’s Robert L. Reece to the next level by scheduling a Maoist-style campus show trial for the academic based on thinly-sourced sex abuse allegations from an ex-girlfriend and ideological deviations from the ultra-leftist group’s official orthodoxies.

Originally scheduled for May 3, the show trial was changed to May 10, according to the Facebook page of the Revolutionary Student Front—Austin. Unlike a lot of communist and anarchist groups whose members hang out in cafes and do little for their cause, RSF is known for taking action. For example, earlier this year the group vandalized a campus war memorial to mark International Women’s Day.

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

A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in France: April 2018

by Soeren Kern

April 1. Interior Minister Gérard Collomb, in an interview with the newspaper Ouest-France, said that French authorities had foiled 20 jihadi attacks in 2017 and two in 2018. He also revealed that of the 26,000 known jihadis in France with S-files (fiche “S,” those considered highly dangerous), only 20 were deported during 2017. …

April 4. France renewed border checks with countries in the EU’s passport-free zone for a further six months, citing a continuing threat of jihadi attacks. Although the 26-nation Schengen zone allows for free movement across borders, France brought back passport checks at its borders after the 2015 Paris jihadi attacks. …

April 9. A female jihadi named Mina B. was found to be in possession of a thumb drive containing the names and numbers of 2,626 French intelligence officers. The woman is being investigated for her ties to Larossi Aballa, a 25-year-old Islamic State jihadi who stabbed to death a policeman and his girlfriend in Magnanville in June 2016. Aballa was killed during a stand-off with police. …

April 15. President Emmanuel Macron, in a two-and-a-half-hour television interview, said that radical Islam “is one of the greatest challenges facing our nation” and must be confronted by means of “a work of reconquest.” He warned French citizens against “Islamophobia,” which he claimed feeds on misconceptions about Islam: “Radical Islam is not Islam.” Critics might disagree. Macron also said that Europe is facing an “unprecedented migration phenomenon that will last.” Due to migration and demographics, he said, “Europe’s destiny is tied to that of Africa.” …

April 25. Toulouse Deputy Mayor Aviv Zonabend, the only Jewish member of the Toulouse city council, said that approximately 600 Jewish families had left Toulouse and immigrated to Israel during the past five years due to rising anti-Semitism. “Anti-Semitism in Europe, in France, in Toulouse is no longer just by the far-right, but from political Islam,” he said. “The future of the Jewish people in Europe is hopeless.” …

April 30. Members of the Communist Party and other far left groups in the Paris City Council introduced a proposal to establish a massive migrant shelter at Paris’s iconic Bois de Boulogne park, which is situated in the city’s upscale sixteenth arrondissement. The proposal is aimed at achieving a “territorial rebalancing” so that migrants are distributed across all parts of Paris. “Everyone must participate in the effort,” said Jean-Noël Aqua, a Communist city councilor. “Solidarity is to be shown by all districts of Paris.”

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Austria’s New Vice-Chancellor Shares Video Slamming Prosecution of Generation Identity

Austrian Vice-Chancellor and leader of the populist Freedom Party Heinz-Christian Strache shared a video condemning the prosecution of Generation Identity in Austria, calling it “thought-provoking”.

Vice-Chancellor Strache, known for his fierce anti-Islamisation and anti-mass migration rhetoric, shared a video on his personal Facebook page from the former leader of the Alliance for the Future of Austria (BZÖ) Gerald Grosz, who slammed the recent charges levelled against the identitarian group, Kurier reports.

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

‘Brexit Dividend’ — Britain Will Save £100 Million by Missing EU Elections

Britain is set to save more than £100 million after deciding to pull out of European Parliament elections in May next year.

The decision was hailed an “excellent decision” by former Tory leader Ian Duncan Smith, who called for the extra cash to be pumped into Britain’s struggling National Health Service (NHS), the Daily Mail reports.

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

Danish Populists to Assist Swedish Populists in Election Campaign

The Danish People’s Party (DF) has announced that for the first time they will support the election campaign of the Sweden Democrats (SD), as the two parties share many of the same concerns on migration issues.

Kristian Thulesen Dahl, leader of the Danish People’s Party, praised the Sweden Democrats and leader Jimmie Åkesson, in particular, saying: “I think Jimmie Åkesson does a very good job. It is completely insane that the other parties in Sweden do not talk to him and the Sweden Democrats,” Expressen reports.

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

France Warns Italy Against Breaking EU Commitments

The stability of the eurozone will be at stake if a populist new government in Italy fails to keep its financial commitments, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire warned on Sunday.

“If the new government takes the risk of not respecting its commitments on debt and the deficit, but also the clean-up of the banks, the financial stability of the eurozone will be threatened,” Le Maire told CNEWS television.

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

French Mainstream Media ‘Fact-Checker’ Wins $50k Funding From Soros-Funded Institute

French ‘fact-checker’ service CheckNews has been announced as the recipient of a $50,000 grant from the International Fact-Checking Network, run by the George Soros-funded Poynter Institute, to be the lastest fact-checking service funded by the left-liberal billionaire.

CheckNews, which was founded by the French centre-left newspaper Libération, was announced by the Poynter Institute as the winner of a $50,000 grant as part of its first-ever “Fact Forward Innovation Fund”, according to the institute’s website.

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

Hungary’s Unique Solution to the Soros Strategy

Via FreeWestMedia.com,

It is well-known that Hungary put up a border fence, but how does it really work to keep migrants out? It appears to be a multiple-layer border fence stopping illegal migration to the country almost totally. The legal framework is nothing short of astounding.

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

Hungarian DPM: Europe Has Become Vulnerable Because it Lost Its Identity and Allowed Islam to Penetrate it Without Resistance

Zsolt Semjen, Hungary’s deputy prime minister, called the annual pilgrimage to Csiksomlyo (Sumuleu Ciuc) in Transylvania, Romania “a spiritual powerhouse” on Saturday.

“Great many Hungarians, irrespective of their religious affiliation, gather here year by year to reinforce themselves in their national identity and Christian mission,” he told reporters after the Pentecostal holy mass had been celebrated.

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

Internet Haters at Service of Losing Regressive Left

At the beginning, I would like to point out that it is not generally so good with losing of the regressive left.

A regressive left, which justifies (more or less) murders of ex-Islamic apostates, which defends a rapist celebrity Tariq Ramadan because of the fact that he is a recognizable Muslim publicist, which justifies the killing authors of Muhammad cartoons and insists that Islam is the religion of peace. This regressive left which states that every critic of Islam is a fascist is still doing well in the governments of many Western countries, in the dominant mainstream press of these countries, which rules at universities, stirring in the minds of young people and in the courts.

Even if the voters of a given Western country give ever larger red cards for an anti-Nazi and anti-humanist regressive left, politicians from the opposite camp do not know how to pass through the Philo-islamist wall, built in the media, in administration, in courts and at universities. Generally, it does not look good.

Nevertheless, there are countries where the regressive left has not yet come to power and has not been placed in the main structures of power and opinion. In these countries hothead losers of the regressive left are appearing.

What is the activity of those losing hotheads? I will discuss it on the example of the Internet. We co-create the media. From time to time, people belonging to the regressive left (among others, their ideological identity is hidden) appear among the commentators and even journalists. For some time it is usually nice. We discuss, sometimes we agree, sometimes we do not. It’s ok — such differences of opinion are valuable and creative. However, it can be seen that the representatives of the regressive left are gradually becoming more and more unpleasant and aggressive. At some point questions of the rational participants in the debate arise. “Are the articles critical of Islam?”- the rational participants of the debate ask.

At the beginning there is no clear answer to this question. Some of the regressive leftists pretend that the defense of Islam is not their agenda at all, some say they even criticize Islam, but in a different way (though the smallest critical reference to this dangerous and cruel religion almost makes them crazy). As they reveal their true intentions, the representatives of the regressive left, those who justifies murdering apostates of Islam, use the argument: “Why do you write about Islam, if there is no Islam in Poland?”

There are various rational answers, such as “We do not only deal with Poland”, “Poland is not a lonely island”, “We care about the fate of all Europe and Poland within it” etc. I do not want to develop this topic, but in the media, which are attacked by regressive left members, for their critic of Islam, there is no mentioning of “Only about Poland, only Poles.” Even if it were mentioned, after all, in many Western countries, there were no Muslims and problems with Islam a few years ago. They also did not care about the problems of others with Islam, and when the problem has arisen, it turned out that no one was prepared to deal with this serious threat…

           — Hat tip: PJ [Return to headlines]
 

Italy is Forming the Epicenter of the EU’s Fateful Shift

Authored by Tom Luongo

Clarity is here in Italian coalition talks. And the markets hate what they see. So does Brussels.

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

Italy Has a New Government as Populist Parties Agree on New Premier

Taking the biggest step toward forming Italy’s next government, the head of the anti-immigration League party Matteo Salvini said he’s reached a deal with Five Star leader Luidi Di Maio on forming a populist government, and picked a premier.

According to a report in Corriere, Florence University law professor Giuseppe Conte was chosen as prime minister, while Matteo Salvini would be proposed as interior minister, and Five Star head Luigi and Di Maio would be labor minister.

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

Many Jihadis From Germany Have German Citizenship: Report

The German government knows of more than 1,000 Islamists who have left Germany for Syria or Iraqto support terrorist organizations there, media reported on Sunday.

The figure comes from an answer given by the government to a question from the parliamentary representatives of the Left Party, according to newspapers of the Funke media group.

The government also cited security authorities as saying that more than half of those who had left Germany for such conflict zones had German passports, the newspapers said in their report.

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

Norwegian Police Hunt for Helium Balloons During National Day Celebrations — Greens Want Nationwide Ban

Norway’s Constitution Day, is the country’s biggest national holiday. After a ban was issued on helium balloons in several Norwegian towns during its celebrations, the police were busy hunting and destroying them.

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

Swedish Security Service: Potential Terrorists Becoming Much Harder to Track

The Swedish security agency Sapo has revealed it is having a much harder time tracking down potential terrorists as more and more lone wolf attackers inspired by, but not directly tied to, the Islamic State continue to emerge.

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

Thousands of German Bikers Head to Berlin to Protest Against Merkel in Show of Patriotism

Thousands of bikers held a protest in Germany’s capital Berlin today. The protest focused on Merkel’s government and the state of the country. During this show of patriotism Antifa was nowhere to be seen…

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

UK: Jury Hears Police Sergeant Mohammed Perwaze ‘Repeatedly Raped’ 8-Year-Old Girl

Prosecutors say “manipulative” police officer Mohammed Perwaze repeatedly raped an 8-year-old girl, telling his victim: “I can love you more than your puppy ever will.”

Perwaze, who until he was charged in November worked as a police sergeant with Durham Constabulary, denies four counts of rape and 14 other charges relating to the girl — including five of indecent assault and four of sexual assault.

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

UK: Man in His 20s Becomes 65th London Murder Victim This Year as As He is Stabbed to Death in South London

A fatal stabbing has brought the capital’s 2018 murder toll to 65 people after a young man died this morning.

The man — aged in his 20s — was stabbed to death in the early hours in Mitcham, south-west London. Police launched a murder investigation after officers were called at 3:29am to the Upper Green East area.

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

UK: Murder Surges 44 Per Cent in Khan’s London Amidst ‘Troubling’ Rise in Serious Crime

Sadiq Khan’s London has seen an “appalling escalation” of serious crimes including murder, violent robbery, and home burglary in the last year, according to new police data.

Figures released by the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee showing the number of crimes in the year to March 2018 revealed the murder rate surged 44 per cent in 2017/18 to 157, compared with 109 in the previous 12 months.

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

Israel Has No Friend in Democrats

By Adriana Cohen

Do Democrats truly stand for democracy, LGBT and women’s rights, or even freedom?

Perhaps those values are merely talking points used to garner votes, because if progressives truly cared about human rights they claim to espouse, they wouldn’t have boycotted the U.S. delegation in Israel this week celebrating the historic opening of America’s embassy in Jerusalem.

You read that right. Not a single Democratic lawmaker traveled to Israel this week to honor our long-standing ally and remarkable moment in history. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a supportive statement applauding moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital but avoided what would have been a bipartisan show of force alongside Sens. Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham and Mike Lee and other Republicans on-site to support our greatest ally in the Middle East — the only nation in the region that embraces American values…

           — Hat tip: KS [Return to headlines]
 

Iran’s Leaders at War With Western Civilization

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Never, before Ayatollah Khomeini’s rise to power, was a writer forced to live under the threat of deliberate murder, with a bounty on his head, for criticizing Islam. Before the Iranian Revolution, no Arab was marked for death. Since Khomeini, murdering literary dissidents has become a routine: the Algerian writer Tahar Djaout, the Egyptian intellectual Farag Foda, Turkish writers murdered in Sivas, and recently butchered bloggers from Bangladesh. The fatwa against Rushdie was one of Iran’s most successful attacks on Western civilization and efforts to intimidate the West. …

Women never used to be covered in Egypt, Syria Afghanistan, Turkey, the Maghreb. Khomeini changed all that; he called it the veil “a flag of the revolution”. It is not a coincidence that 1989 was not only the year of Rushdie’s fatwa, but also when in France started the Islamic scarf controversy. A school principal told three Muslim teenagers that they could not attend high school in Creil due to the France’s Contitutional commitment to secularism. The Islamic community started to fight for the right to veil their girls at schools. “We will keep it until we die”, the Islamic fundamentalists in France chanted.

The hijab was first distributed by the Iranian embassy in Algiers. In Tunisia, the secular government was excommunicated by the Iranian fundamentalists after 1981, when the Tunisian government issued a circular prohibiting the use of a hijab in schools and public offices. In recent years, Iran has also managed to impose the hijab on a large number of European leaders and ministers visiting the country, thereby placing them in a humiliating state of cultural and symbolic subjugation. …

The idea of using children as human bombs originated in was also advanced by Iran. As the German scholar Matthias Küntzel wrote, “Khomeini was the first to develop a full-blown death cult”. During the Iran-Iraq war, the Ayatollah Khomeini imported thousands of plastic keys from Taiwan. The ayatollah sent these Iranian children through the Iraqi minefields in the direction of the enemy, to open a gap with their bodies. Before each mission, Iranian children were given a key to hang around their neck; they were told it would open the doors to paradise.

Since then, the baby suicide bombers made their appearance in Gaza, Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and Afghanistan.

The fatwas against “blasphemous” writers, the veiling of women, the attacks against Jews worldwide, the persecution of Christians, the abuse of children, the imposition of Islamic law… All these have been the poisoned fruits of Khomeini’s revolution and the most direct challenges to the central features of the Western civilization. Will Europe — the cradle of Western culture and civilization — open its eyes and stop regularly taking the side of the Iran’s tyrannical ayatollahs?

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Islamic Extremists Attack Russian Orthodox Church in Chechnya and Pay With Their Lives

Police in Chechnya killed four Islamic militants Saturday when the group raided a Russian Orthodox church with guns, axes and Molotov cocktails.

Shots rang out during Saturday’s service and cries of “Allahu Akbar” could be heard as congregants scrambled to close and bolt the doors, Father Sergiy, the priest at Archangel Michael Church in Chechnya’s capital of Grozny, said, according to The Associated Press. The terrorists killed one congregant outside the church building, wounded another inside the church as they attempted to gain entry, and killed two officers when police arrived on the scene, according to The New York Times. Policemen gunned down all four attackers.

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

Almost 1,400 Minor Girls Abused by Mostly Migrant Pimps in the Netherlands

An investigation by Dutch newspaper “Algemeen Dagblad” exposes the horrible reality behind the world of young pimps or ‘loverboys’. Young men, who are mostly from migrant backgrounds, blackmail and abuse hundreds of minor girls in the Netherlands every single year.

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

Boat Adrift With Two Dozen African Migrants Rescued Off Brazil Coast

SAO PAULO (Reuters) — A boat with two dozen migrants from West Africa was rescued off the coast of northern Brazil, officials from the state of Maranhão said on Sunday.

A fishing boat came upon the drifting vessel with 27 people aboard, including migrants from Senegal, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cape Verde, along with two Brazilians, the state government said in a statement. Some were suffering from dehydration.

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

Eritreans Protest in Bern Against Tough New Asylum Rules

Over a thousand Eritreans protested outside the Swiss national parliament on Friday against tough new rules that could see as many as 3,200 people returned to the autocratic African country.

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

Quebec Protesters Block Access to Border Crossing Near Site Used by Asylum Seekers

SAINT-BERNARD-DE-LACOLLE, QUE.—Protesters blocked access to a major Quebec-New York border crossing Saturday afternoon near where thousands of asylum seekers have crossed the border irregularly in recent months.

Members of Solidarity Without Borders said their gathering at the Lacolle border was a show of welcome to the refugee claimants and an attempt to block a demonstration by a rival group.

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

How Muslim Propagators Swindle the Western Civilization: Islam and Science Expropriation

Muslims take high pride and boast about the critical contributions “Islamic Sciences” to civilization. It would require considerable space just to recite the many so-called crucial discoveries were allegedly ascribed to Muslims’ inventions. We are told that Muslim scientists originated in the Islamic world laid the ground to public hospitals, libraries, and universities. Muslim scientists laid the foundations of agricultural science and invented the coffee. Muslim scientists developed theories of evolution long before Darwin and proposed laws of gravitation that were proved by Newton centuries later on; Muslim scientists invented “flight control surfaces” that are “believed to have come from the medieval Islamic world.”

It is amazing, in fact confusing and perplexing to enter Islamic internet sites, for example muslimheritage.com. The impression is that Islam has invented everything on Earth from the beginning of history, and continues to discover and invent everything.

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

6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/20/2018

  1. “Norwegian Police Hunt for Helium Balloons During National Day Celebrations — Greens Want Nationwide Ban”

    The Green Killjoy Party, and some of them want to kill people too!

  2. “…Over a thousand Eritreans protested outside the Swiss national parliament …” – A golden opportunity to escort them directly to the airport and return them where they belong.

  3. It’s delightful to see Italians resisting the pressure from the Marxist EU that reminds one of Mussolini. Italians deserve their beautiful life, not one delineated by mad intellectuals and political pawns in Brussels.

  4. “How Muslim Propagators Swindle the Western Civilization: Islam and Science Expropriation”

    is very well written and I suggest anyone who skipped it go back and take the time to read it. There are other posts in that series at that site.

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