Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/11/2018

The Austrian government announced that it would close seven mosques and deport up to sixty imams in a move designed to crack down on radical Islamism. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded that the Austrian move would cause a war between the cross and the crescent.

In other news, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini refused to a let a ship carrying hundreds of migrants dock in Italy, saying that Italy would accept no more migrants. Six Italian mayors defied the government, saying their cities would welcome migrants. And Spain also volunteered to take migrants.

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USA
» Admin Over Adolescents: 7 Ways Illinois’ Bureaucracy is Siphoning Money From Classrooms
» Brotherhood-Linked Congressman Running to be AG of Minnesota
» Earth in Travail: Hawaii Has Been Hit by More Than 12,000 Earthquakes Over the Last 30 Days
» Facebook is Hiring “News Credibility Specialists” That Will Pass Judgment on Which Sites Are “Credible” And Which Sites Are Not
» John Kerry — The Anti-American Communist Subversive
» MS-13 Gang: A Malicious, Malignant, Murderous Barbarity
» Soros Slams “Schoolmarm” Clinton, Says “Ultimate Narcissist” Trump Will “Destroy the World”
» Who is in Charge Here?
 
Canada
» ‘A New Day Has Dawned in Ontario’: Doug Ford PCs Win Majority Government
» Man Sought After Woman Held, Beaten for Two Days: Cops
 
Europe and the EU
» “We’re Going to Have to Do Something”: Erdogan Warns Austrian Mosque Closures Could Lead to Religious War
» A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: May 2018
» Austria to Close 7 Mosques, Expel Imams in Crackdown
» Austria Set to Deport 60 Imams, Close 7 Mosques in Crackdown on “Political Islam”
» Austria to Close 7 Mosques, Expel Foreign-Funded Imams in Crackdown on Political Islam
» Belgian Muslims’ March for Power
» Citizens Need a Nation State and Not an Empire (Like the EU) To Ensure Their Rights, Expert Says
» Dialogue With Islam Not Just for Elite Says Pope
» Far-Left Podemos Accuses Spain’s New PM of ‘Arrogance’
» Far-Left Activist Charged for Death Threats Against Swedish Freelance Journalist, Editors
» France Charges Key Suspect in Paris, Brussels Islamic State Attacks
» France in Shock: Islamist Rapper to Give Shows in Theatre Where 90 People Were Murdered by Islamic Terrorists
» France: Muslim Indicted for Shaking Baby to Death Blames Ramadan Fasting for Making Him ‘On Edge’
» French Tourist Draws Ire With ‘Contempt’ For Pompeii
» Geert Wilders: “Freedom is Behind Bars. Tommy is Behind Bars. And That is Totally Unacceptable”
» Islamic Terrorists Among Hundreds of Radicalized Prisoners to Walk Free Next Year — French Minister
» Italy: Salvini Backs Austria After Mosque Closures
» Italy’s “Populist” Government
» Italy’s Interior Minister Backs Austria’s Plans to Close 7 Mosques and Expel Imams
» Italy’s Populist League Dominates Municipal Elections Sunday
» London: Massive Crowds Gather to Hear Geert Wilders Demand Tommy Robinson’s Release
» Macron is Losing Control Over Islam-Dominated No-Go Areas in France, Asks Public for Help
» Maltese Professor Who Lured Papadopoulos Tied to Soros’ Open Society Foundation
» Marching for Terrorism in London? No Problem
» Merkel Spokesman: EU Retaliatory Tariffs Will be Ready for July 1
» Muslims in the Netherlands Increasingly Religious and ‘More Hostile’ Against Dutch Society
» Norway: 77 Evacuated From Oslo Tunnel Due to Fire
» Spain Lifts Financial Controls on Catalonia, Rules Out Referendum
» Sweden’s Largest Football Tournament Bans ‘Forbidden Pork’ From the Menu to Please Muslims
» Swiss Vote Down “Sovereign Money” Referendum
» The Entire Swedish Home Guard Was Just Mobilized
» Times of London: Italian Monastery to House Right-Wing Populist Leader School
» UK Signs £1.5billion Trade Deal as Brexit Britain Expands on World Stage
» UK: Khan’s London: Man Found Guilty of Stabbing Young Father to Death in Front of Partner for Rolex
» UK: London’s Night of Horror: Three Stabbings in One Night Leaves Two Fighting for Life
» UK: Met Police Confirm That Criticism of Islam Constitutes ‘Islamophobia’
» UK: Police Defend Thousands of Hours Spent Investigating ‘Hate Incidents’ Amidst Crime Epidemic
» Watch as Chaos Erupts at Tommy Robinson Protest; Police Chased Down Street as 1000s Rage
 
Balkans
» Croatia: 42% of Emigrants Have No Plans to Return
 
Middle East
» Australian ISIS Terrorist Dubbed Dr Jihad is Believed to Have Died After Message Confirming He is a ‘Martyr’ Is Shared by Extremists Online
» Caroline Glick: Trump’s North Korean Strategy Terrifies Iran
» Erdogan Warns of ‘Crusader-Crescent War’ After Austria’s Shutting of Mosques
» Erdogan Predicts ‘War Between the Cross and Crescent’ Over Austria Mosque Closures
» Turkey’s Fragile Economy Worries Voters Before Election
» World Bank Raises Outlook for the Growth of Saudi Economy
 
Russia
» Agree With Trump That Russia Should Return to ‘G8’ — Conte
» Russian Sanctions Damage us — Di Maio
» The G7 Summit and the Latest Russophobic UK Ploy
» Will Weigh Stances on Vetoing Russia Sanctions — Conte
 
South Asia
» BJP Lawmaker Want to Stop Muslim Appeasement and to Ban Quran in India
 
Far East
» Communist Red China Enriches Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao
» Trump, Kim Disappoint “Haters & Losers” With Historic Handshake
» Valpolicella Wine Fetes 50 Yrs of DOC at Vinexpo Hong Kong
 
Australia — Pacific
» Aboriginal Paedophile, 58, is Jailed for 12 Years for Having Sex With Four Underage Girls and Filming His Sickening Assaults
» ‘Happy to be Home’: Former Terror Suspect Arrives Back in Australia After Being Detained in Singapore Ahead of Nuclear Summit Between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-UN
» ‘I Changed My Mind, So What!’ Landlord Laughs at Desperate Renter After Changing the Locks and Dumping His Belongings in Garbage Bags Just One Day After Giving Him Notice to Leave
» ‘I Took Off My Hijab and My Parents Found Out’: The Secret Network of Ex-Muslims Who Are Too Ashamed to Reveal They No Longer Follow Islam
» ‘They Don’t Deserve to Live in Our Beautiful Country’: Woman Who Was Gang-Raped by Four Pakistani Brothers as a 14-Year-Old Schoolgirl Demands Youngest Attacker be Deported as He’s Released From Jail
 
Immigration
» “The Safest Port is Yours”: Italy’s Interior Minister Blocks Migrant Ship, Hundreds of North Africans Denied Entry
» 14-Year-Old German Girl Found Murdered, Asylum Seeker Suspect Flees to Iraq
» 57,820 Illegal Aliens in Federal Custody, Thousands for Drug-Related Offenses
» Denmark: 1500 Refugees Have Signed Up for Apprentice Scheme: Ministry
» Germany’s Migrant Rape Crisis: “Failure of the State”
» German Far-Left Party Wants Open Borders and Calls the Right a ‘Breeding Ground for Fascism’
» Hungarian Government’s Migration Policy is Becoming Mainstream in European Politics, Says Ruling Party MEP
» Iraqi Asylum Seeker Admits He Murdered the 14-Year-Old German Teen Susanna
» Italy: ‘Deported’ Moroccan Hospitalises 4 Cops
» Italy Could Start Deporting 300 Migrants a Day, Says Ruling Party Member
» Italy: Left-Wing Mayors Defy Populist Government, Inviting Banned Migrant Delivery Ships to Dock
» Leftist German Parliament Members Disrupt Moment of Silence for Girl Murdered by Migrant (Video)
» Malta Can’t Always Say No to Migrants — Salvini
» Merkel Abandons Migrant Quotas, Pushes for EU ‘Flexible Solidarity’ And Soros-Approved Africa Plan
» Migrant NGO Rules Not Effective — Salvini
» NATO Should Defend us From Migrants, Terrorists — Salvini
» Refugee Who Received French Residency Charged for Participating in the Mass Murder of 1,700 Iraqis
» Salvini: “Italy Will No Longer Accept Refugees” As Spain Volunteers
» Senior German Official: Conditions for Asylum Bribes Scandal Widespread
» Swedish Anti-Crime Chief Ignores Migrant Crimes and Thinks More Police is Not the Solution
» UK: London Baby Stabbing: Man Arrested for Double Attack Was Pakistani National Awaiting Deportation
» Why Does Congress Continue Importing Muslims Into America?
 
Culture Wars
» Children in Finland Targeted by Genocidal Leftist Depravity
» Enrollment Plummets at Evergreen College Over Anti-White Policies
» Homeschooling Expands as Parents Seethe Over Liberal Social Engineering and Violence
» New York City to Recognise Third Gender on Birth Certificates
» The Closing of the Cultural Mind?
» The Decay in America’s Culture, Politics, Media and the Pulpits
 
General
» Muslim Authoritarian Mentality
 

Admin Over Adolescents: 7 Ways Illinois’ Bureaucracy is Siphoning Money From Classrooms

Authored by Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner via Wirepoints.com,

Listen to education officials’ demands for more money and it’s easy to believe Illinois grossly underspends on K-12 education. A $7.2 billion funding lawsuit to double state contributions to classroom spending, a $40,000 minimum wage demand for teachers, and lawmakers’ rejection of limits to school district borrowing might bolster that impression.

But the truth is Illinois already spends a lot on education — more than any other state in the Midwest. It’s just that much of the money is going to all the wrong places.

At $14,180 per student, Illinois spends far more than its neighbors on education — 44 percent more on a per student basis than Kentucky and Indiana, 22 percent more than Michigan and 21 percent more than the national average.

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

Brotherhood-Linked Congressman Running to be AG of Minnesota

Brotherhood-linked Congressman Keith Ellison is giving up his ultra-safe seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to run for the post of attorney general of Minnesota, a risky move in a state that isn’t as radically left-wing as his home district.

The primary election is Aug. 14.

Ellison, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) deputy chairman who essentially endorsed the violent anarchists and communists of the subversive Antifa movement, claims he wants to be the North Star State’s top lawyer to litigate away in a quest for justice.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Earth in Travail: Hawaii Has Been Hit by More Than 12,000 Earthquakes Over the Last 30 Days

We haven’t seen anything like this since Hawaii first became a state back in 1959. Kilauea began erupting on May 3rd, and it hasn’t stopped rumbling yet. In fact, authorities are telling us that Hawaii has been struck by “over 12,000 earthquakes” during the last 30 days. That is an extraordinary amount of shaking, and many are now becoming concerned that fundamental physical changes are happening to the islands. As one USGS official has noted, we have never seen earthquakes happen on the Big Island with this sort of frequency ever before…

[…]

On Wednesday, the biggest quake was a massive 5.6 magnitude earthquake that accompanied an eruption that shot rock and ash 10,000 feet into the sky. The following comes from the Washington Post…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook is Hiring “News Credibility Specialists” That Will Pass Judgment on Which Sites Are “Credible” And Which Sites Are Not

The war on “fake news” is about to go to an entirely new level. According to media reports, Facebook has been seeking to hire “news credibility specialists” that will be tasked with “evaluating” which news publishers are “credible” and which are not. If the goal was just to simply filter out the handful of websites that purposely publish fake news stories, that would be fine. But as we have seen so many times in recent years, these types of programs inevitably discriminate against conservative viewpoints. Facebook is highly liberal, and they will be hiring from a California talent pool that is also highly liberal. And liberals invariably consider liberal viewpoints to be more “credible” than conservative viewpoints. Facebook built an empire by giving everyone a voice, and it is simply not fair for them to try to exclude conservative viewpoints now just because they do not like them. Hopefully we can get some answers from Facebook about this. On their official job site, the advertisement for these positions indicated that these “news credibility specialists” would be involved in the creation of “a list of credible news organizations”…

[Comment: Stop using facebook.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

John Kerry — The Anti-American Communist Subversive

The road traveled by John Kerry on his way to our nation’s top diplomatic job went from the Viet Cong, to Ortega and the Sandinistas, and now to Iran’s Mullahs, and the Palestinians.

There is consistency in John Kerry’s life. He’s an anti-American subversive with a long career colluding with our nation’s enemies. Anyone from the Vietnam era knows him well. Some day he and Jane Fonda will walk hand in hand through the gates of hell for their disservice to Americans serving in that war. Kerry did not let his anti-American communist loving activities end with Viet Nam. Current generations probably know little about him because he’s a progressive. The media does not report negative character traits of progressives. Sharks do not attack other sharks.

There is so much about this phony baloney, it’s difficult to do it justice in one article. To understand what is at his core, start with Unfit for Command, Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry. This little book was published in 2004. It deconstructs Kerry’s questionable version of his four months of Vietnam service and his post-service anti-war activities. The port-siders declared the book debunked and the liberal media coined a whole new reason for liberals losing elections. He was “Swiftboated.” To most of us being Swiftboated meant something different. It meant someone was about to tell the world who you really are. There is another book that you’ll not be able to find, The New Soldier published in 1971 was written by John Kerry and The Vietnam Veterans Against the War. You can read excerpts of the book here including Kerry’s testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, April 22, 1971.

“We will not quickly join those who march on Veterans’ Day waving small flags, calling to memory those thousands who died for the “greater glory of the United States.” We will not accept the rhetoric. We will not readily join the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars-in fact, we will find it hard to join anything at all…” From The New Soldier, By John Kerry, 1971

On February 18, 1966, Kerry enlisted into the Navy Reserve. We’ll put aside his questionable and highly-debated Vietnam service, which by his 1971 account was a four-month long continual atrocity that magically became heroic service when he wanted to be our president. Kerry is not defined by his military service but by his actions following service including collusion with the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

MS-13 Gang: A Malicious, Malignant, Murderous Barbarity

MS-13 gang activities cover nearly all criminal categories including: people smuggling and trafficking, robbery, racketeering, larceny, extortion, battery, murder, money laundering, prostitution(including child prostitution), drug smuggling, and kidnapping.

The gang’s activities are distinguished by uncommon savagery and brutality. The MS-13 initiation ceremony frequently involves beating someone to death in front of others, or the prospective member undergoes a severe beating himself. Victims are often hacked up with machetes, the weapon of choice of the gang. Machetes are commonly employed in run-of-the-mill fights in Central America, the primary source of member recruitment. Members use guns to a lesser degree than other gangs.

Arrests appear to have little affect on the exploding growth of the gang. The gang is international in scope and will threaten a target’s family in its home country, where American authorities are many times powerless to intervene. Deportation is of limited effectiveness because deportees are already networked into the criminal element that runs human smuggling routes. It appears that deportation only increases gang resolve to be more effective in entering the US.

Areas of MS-13 concentration include Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; the Washington, DC suburban areas of Fairfax County, VA and Montgomery and Prince Georges counties in MD; the borough of Queens in NYC; the counties of Nassau and Suffolk on Long Island; Newark, Plainfield, Jersey City and Elizabeth in NJ; the Boston, MA area; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA; and Houston, TX. Internationally, the gang has a presence in Toronto, Canada and is strongest in Central America and Mexico.

Some of the more egregious and publicized of the thousands of crimes committed by the MS-13 include the following:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Soros Slams “Schoolmarm” Clinton, Says “Ultimate Narcissist” Trump Will “Destroy the World”

Fresh off a series of losing California DA races that “ran into a brick wall,” Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros sat down for an interview with the Washington Post to discuss his view on the future and the current state of the world. And during the interview, he delivered the following assessment: “Everything that can go wrong has gone wrong.”

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

Who is in Charge Here?

Confronted by [a] guerrilla insurrection within the primary “law-enforcement agencies” of the Executive Branch, what is President Trump to do?

First, he must recognize that Congress did not create, and could not have created, the DOJ and the FBI in order to prevent or otherwise hinder him, or any President, from himself “tak[ing] Care that the Laws be faithfully executed”. For that is an institutional duty imposed by the Constitution on the President himself. Those “agencies” (and all others within the Executive Branch) exist solely to assist the President in the fulfillment of this duty to “take Care” — not to prevent, frustrate, delay, or compromise “the execution of the Laws” through their “Officers’“ and employees’ incompetence, insouciance, or inadvertence — and surely not to recruit, harbor, and excuse subversive “Officers” and employees intent upon violating “the Laws” under color of “the Laws”.

For those reasons, President Trump cannot be required by any statute or judicial decision to rely blindly and mechanically upon personnel within these “agencies” if, for whatever reason, he believes that they are actively or passively obstructing his compliance with the duty to “take Care”. Because the Constitution itself imposes that duty upon him personally, Congress cannot divest, relieve, or absolve him of it. Neither can Congress tell him how to perform it. For President Trump has taken the constitutional “‘Oath or Affirmation * * * that [he, not Congress,] will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of [his, not anyone else’s,] Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.’“ U.S. Const. art. II, § 1, cl. 7. Nor can the Judiciary cabin, crib, or confine him in the day-to-day fulfillment of his duty to “take Care”. For the performance of that duty in various situations obviously entails a wide swath of discretion. And “[t]he province of the [Supreme C]ourt is * * * not to enquire how the executive, or executive officers, perform duties in which they have a discretion. Questions in their nature political, or which are, by the constitution and laws, submitted to the executive can never be made in th [e Supreme C]ourt” (or in any other court for that matter). Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137, 170 (1803).

Second, President Trump must realize that, under present conditions, he is dangerously ignorant of “who is who” and “what is what” with respect to the internal machinations of the DOJ and the FBI. He does not know whom to trust — or, perhaps of greater consequence, whom to distrust (other than the hapless Mr. Sessions and a few notorious ringleaders in the anti-Trump camp). Indeed, he does not know whether anyone in those “agencies” can be employed with confidence on his behalf, even circumspectly at arms’ length. For it is apparent that all too many of these “agencies’“ personnel operate according to the mafiosi code of omertà , while the few potential “whistleblowers” fear to come forward, apparently because they believe that neither Congress, nor the courts, nor even the President himself can protect them from retaliation by the Deep State.

In this regard, as disturbing as they are illuminating are the recent reports by Kerry Picket, entitled “Sources: FBI Agents Want Congress To Issue Them Subpoenas So They Can Reveal The Bureau’s Dirt” and “Sources: FBI Agents Afraid To Testify, Say Congress Likely Won’t Protect Them” at

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘A New Day Has Dawned in Ontario’: Doug Ford PCs Win Majority Government

TORONTO — With Progressive Conservatives handed a majority government on Thursday, Doug Ford took the stage in a Toronto ballroom and, thundering all the phrases that won him the premier’s office, heralded a new, Fordian era in Ontario: “The party with the taxpayers’ money is over,” he said. “It’s done.”

Late Thursday night, the PCs were leading in at least 76 ridings — a gobsmacking showing in an election once considered to be a tight race. The NDP, which emerged midway through the campaign as the best hope for voters opposed to a Ford-led PC government, were firmly in second place, relegating Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals to third after 15 years as Ontario’s governing party.

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

Man Sought After Woman Held, Beaten for Two Days: Cops

A man is wanted for allegedly holding a woman against her will for two days downtown.

Toronto Police say the unidentified woman was “forcibly confined, assaulted and threatened” between Monday and Tuesday in the Bathurst and Lake Shore Blvd. W. area.

Hussain Al-Naqeeb, 29, of Maple, is wanted for two counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of uttering threats, forcible confinement, causing unnecessary suffering, mischief under $5,000, motor vehicle theft, and failing to comply with probation.

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

“We’re Going to Have to Do Something”: Erdogan Warns Austrian Mosque Closures Could Lead to Religious War

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasted Austria’s decision to close mosques and expel Turkish-backed Imams as anti-Islamic and promised a response, saying the measures announced by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz could lead to a “war between the cross and the crescent.” Erdogan’s comments came a day after the Austrian government said it would expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and shut down seven mosques as part of a crackdown on “political Islam”, leading to widespread fury in Ankara.

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

A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: May 2018

by Soeren Kern

May 1. Rana Irfan Aslam, a 51-year-old shopkeeper from Dundee, was sentenced to one year in prison for grooming a 12-year-old girl for sex during an 18-month period 20 years ago. The judge said it was the maximum possible sentence for the crime as Aslam did not engage in sexual intercourse with the girl. The court heard that Aslam gave the girl gifts of money, perfume and alcohol before sexually abusing her at various locations in Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross and Fife between August 1998 and August 2000. In a blog post, Natasha Phillips, an expert on family law, explained that nuances in sentencing guidelines for non-recent abuse are resulting in unduly lenient sentences: “There are very real concerns about the way offenders of non-recent abuse continue to be sentenced and which bolster the view that unmerited leniency has managed to find its way into the system.”

May 1. Lewis Ludlow, a 26-year-old convert to Islam from Rochester, was charged with planning “a large scale multiple casualty vehicle-borne attack” on tourist hotspots in London. He was also charged with trying to join the Islamic State, in the Philippines.

May 1. Karen Sunderland, a Tory candidate for Town Council in Lewisham, London, was suspended after comparing Islam to Nazism on social media. Her offending tweet read: “Love your optimism. The thing is, religion undermines the hard fought for values and tolerances of progressed countries…suppresses free speech and is auto immune from criticism. This is toxic and where the hostility comes from. Religion is totalitarian. Islam has become the new Nazism.”

May 2. Jamie Janson, a 42-year-old British aristocrat who travelled to Syria to fight against the Islamic State, was arrested when he arrived back in Britain on a bus from France. Janson volunteered with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and fought against the Islamic State in Syria. Pro-Kurdish campaigners were angered by the arrest, which came after two other Britons were charged for fighting with the YPG. Mark Campbell, of the Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign, accused the British government of weakening the fight against ISIS and other jihadi groups: “Theresa May should spend more time opposing Turkey’s aggression against the best fighters against ISIS, the Kurds, and less time attempting to criminalize UK anti-ISIS volunteers on behalf of the Turkish regime.” …

May 21. Quilliam, a London-based counter-extremism group, in a new report — “FGM Legislation in Britain: A National Scandal” — noted that Britain has failed to bring a single perpetrator of FGM to justice, even though the practice has been outlawed there since in 1985. “The fact that we’ve been collecting detailed FGM data for some years now and still haven’t seen a single case brought to justice is a shame and utter disservice to the thousands of young girls and women who have undergone this horrific practice,” the report said. …

May 31. Khurram Javed, 35, of Rotherham was sentenced to two years in prison for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. The trial was part of the National Crime Agency’s Operation Stovewood, which is investigating child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.

May 31. Husnain Rashid, 32, of Lancashire, pled guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to three terrorism offenses, including one in which he called for an attack against Prince George, son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and third in line to the throne. Rashid will be sentenced on June 28 for the offenses spanning from October 2016 to April 2018.

May 31. Mohammed Aslam Rabani, a 61-year-old twice-married former imam at a mosque in Nottingham, was sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenage boy in the mosque’s attic. Rabani repeatedly assaulted the boy between June 1990 and June 1993, when the victim was 12 years old. The victim, who is now married and a father, said: “He was a father figure to me and everyone. Not even my own family would believe what he was doing to me. I was scared, because beatings at home and at the mosque were commonplace in our community. Children just did as they were told and adults were always right. As a result, I didn’t speak out. Additionally, I thought it was normal, because I also believed that Rabani should be trusted. I assumed that because he was the imam, that whatever he did was right and that he was closest to God.”

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Austria to Close 7 Mosques, Expel Imams in Crackdown

Actions based on a 2015 against abroad funding

(ANSA) — BERLIN — Austria’s government is closing seven mosques and plans to expel imams in a crackdown on “political Islam” and foreign financing of mosques.

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Friday that the government is shutting a hardline Turkish nationalist mosque in Vienna and dissolving a group called the Arab Religious Community that runs six mosques. The actions by the government were based on a 2015 law that, among other things, prevents religious communities from getting funding from abroad. Interior Minister Herbert Kickl said the residence permits of around 40 imams employed by ATIB, which oversees Turkish mosques in Austria, are being reviewed.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Austria Set to Deport 60 Imams, Close 7 Mosques in Crackdown on “Political Islam”

Austria announced on Friday that it will likely expel up to 60 Turkish-funded Imams and their families, and may shutter seven mosques as part of a crackdown on what they have termed “political Islam,” reports AFP.

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

Austria to Close 7 Mosques, Expel Foreign-Funded Imams in Crackdown on Political Islam

Austria’s government said on Friday, that the country plans to shut down 7 mosques and expel up to 60 imams, newspaper Kronen reports.

Foreign-funded imams and mosques promoting political Islam are main targets of the measures. They will be mostly conducted against mosques and imams controlled by Turkey.

“The circle of people possibly affected by these measures — the pool that we’re talking about — comprises around 60 imams,” Interior Minister Herbert Kickl said.

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

Belgian Muslims’ March for Power

Brussels, is one one hand the capital of the European Union, and on the other the most significant Muslim community centre in the West. Approximately 30 percent of its inhabitants worship Allah.

There is basically no mixing-up between Muslims and the rest of the citizens. It doesn’t seem to bother eurocrats to continue dreaming about the multicultural society. But one can clearly see, that the “multikulti” idea obviously means the existence of monocultural ghettos.

“Jihad is a Muslim’s duty”

In March 2016 Jihadists slaughtered 32 people in a series of terrorist attacks. Shocked public keep asking question, how could it have happened in a multicultural Belgium. The parliament demands a report on the radicalisation amongst the Muslim minority. National Centre of terrorism monitoring (OCAM) creates a report, which claims that in mosques financed by countries of the Persian Gulf preach contents hostile to homosexuals, Jews and infidels.

According to the Islam Party activists, men and women should be separated in buses and trams, and in the canteens next to public institutions halal food must be served.

Sharia textbooks and commentaries on the sacred texts of Islam are full of hatred; one can find out from them that gays should be stoned or thrown from a high building, while Jews are “corrupt, evil and treacherous.” Writing that “armed jihad is an individual duty of every Muslim” is simply an encouragement to commit violence against unbelievers…

           — Hat tip: PJ [Return to headlines]
 

Citizens Need a Nation State and Not an Empire (Like the EU) To Ensure Their Rights, Expert Says

“Global citizens” don’t exist, because life is meaningless without duty, sacrifice and loyalty — and you can’t be loyal to everything and everybody, George Friedman, Hungarian-born founder of the Geopolitical Futures said at the Brain Bar festival in Budapest last week, according to Mandiner’s report on Saturday.

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

Dialogue With Islam Not Just for Elite Says Pope

Also for ordinary people

(ANSA) — Vatican City, June 8 — The dialogue with Islam should not just be for elite groups, but also for ordinary people, Pope Francis said Friday.

He also said charitable works were “the path of love that Jesus taught us”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Far-Left Podemos Accuses Spain’s New PM of ‘Arrogance’

MADRID (AFP) — Spain’s far-left party Podemos, which helped the Socialists oust the conservatives and take power, accused new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez of being “arrogant” for thinking “he could govern alone.”

Sanchez, 46, ousted conservative premier Mariano Rajoy last Friday in a parliamentary no-confidence vote, sparked by corruption convictions against former officials of Rajoy’s Popular Party (PP), which had governed for six years.

The Socialists, however, have a parliamentary minority and needed the support from Podemos as well as the Basque and Catalan nationalist lawmakers…

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

Far-Left Activist Charged for Death Threats Against Swedish Freelance Journalist, Editors

Swedish far-left activist Alex Luo Öhman has been charged with making death threats on social media against a freelance journalist working for right-wing-populist Swedish alternative media outlet Samhällsnytt.

Mr. Öhman made the threats in a Twitter thread on March 24th, initially singling out freelance journalist Mattias Albinsson who worked for Samhällsnytt at the time, the publication reports.

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

France Charges Key Suspect in Paris, Brussels Islamic State Attacks

PARIS (AP) — A man linked to the sprawling Islamic State network that carried out deadly attacks in Brussels and Paris is facing new charges.

A French judicial official said Osama Krayem was charged Monday with a series of terrorism offenses in the November 2015 attacks in Paris, including participating in a terrorist organization, explosives manufacturing, terrorist murders and false imprisonment. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the French charges.

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France in Shock: Islamist Rapper to Give Shows in Theatre Where 90 People Were Murdered by Islamic Terrorists

Medine, a 37-year-old openly Islamist rapper, will play in Paris’s theatre, Bataclan, the place where 89 people were killed by Islamist terrorist, the Huffington Post France reports.

The controversial rapper, who made the album “jihad”, produces songs with lyrics like “Crucify the secularists […] I put fatwas on the head of herks”.

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France: Muslim Indicted for Shaking Baby to Death Blames Ramadan Fasting for Making Him ‘On Edge’

A Muslim man in France who was indicted for manslaughter for shaking his 5-month-old daughter to death blamed fasting during Ramadan for putting him “on edge”.

The 42-year-old man, who is said to have stayed at a hotel with his child while his wife went to work every day as the couple were still looking for a home, was indicted in a Versailles court this week for manslaughter after admitting to shaking the young child to death on May 28th, Le Parisien reports.

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French Tourist Draws Ire With ‘Contempt’ For Pompeii

Man clambered over excavations for photo

(ANSA) — Naples, June 4 — A young French tourist has taken a photo on the base of one of the columns of the Basilica in the Pompeii archaeological site and posted it on social networks, setting off a rash of criticism and scorn, especially among tour guides and those working in the field. Vincenzo Marasco from the Centro Studi Storici Nicolò D’Alagno reported the photo to those working at the archaeological site.

Marasco has also set up a social network site that local history scholars living in the Vesuvius area have signed up to. “Never lower your guard against imbecility” he wrote in a post that includes the photo of the young French tourist. “Our cultural heritage should be preserved in an unconditioned manner and those directly tasked with doing so should be helped, when necessary, by the many volunteers and scholars who devote their time to the most important and precious things that Italian history has left to us. Let’s work together against those deface and do not care about the value of our monuments!!”.

The “too relaxed” behavior of the French tourist in the spectacular Roman city of some 2,000 years ago is not an isolated case. Take a look at social networks and you will find many similar examples.” The French tourist’s photo was reminiscent of another incident at another site in which there was the same distinct tactlessness. That time, however, it was a group of young girls who took of photo of themselves on the throne at the Naples’ royal palace. This photo also went viral online in May and showed four participants of a festival that was being held at the monument.

The girls were wearing 12-inch heels on ancient rugs, well beyond the protective cordons. The selfie sparked debate on an age-old issue: that of whether monuments of great historical value should be open for social events. But it is Pompeii — where several extraordinary discoveries have been made recently — that is leading the “rankings” in inappropriate behavior by visitors. Many visitors have reached out and touched or picked up things there that they shouldn’t, unable to resist the beauty of this city that remained almost entirely intact thanks to the ash of the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius. The latest case was on May 11, when a 52-year-old French visitor was found with 13 fragments of terracotta taken from the excavation site in his bag during a check. The security guards saw him near the “Casa Loreto Tiburtino” and stopped him.

He was later arrested by the Carabinieri, along with a 50-year-old woman, on theft charges. The woman had also taken a “souvenir”: a 17 cm x 7 cm fragment of Roman-era marble that she had hidden in her bag.

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Geert Wilders: “Freedom is Behind Bars. Tommy is Behind Bars. And That is Totally Unacceptable”

Thousands of protesters gathered in London today and demanded the release of activist Tommy Robinson. One of the event’s main speakers was the leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom, Geert Wilders.

Wilders, who leads the second largest party in the Netherlands, started his speech by telling the crowd “they never walk alone”. He said: “We are here to tell the world and the UK government in particular, to free Tommy Robinson!”

[Comment: Article dated Jun 9, 2018.]

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Islamic Terrorists Among Hundreds of Radicalized Prisoners to Walk Free Next Year — French Minister

About 450 radicalized detainees, including 50 Islamic terrorists, will walk free by the end of 2019 in France, the Justice Minister said. French prisons struggle with overcrowding, violence and often fail to combat radicalization.

“We have about 500 detainees who are radical Islamic terrorists. Of these 500, twenty will leave prison this year [2018] and thirty will be freed next year [2019],” Nicole Belloubet told BFMTV in an interview on Wednesday.

There are also people imprisoned for common law crimes, who were radicalized — — not necessarily in prison, the minister explained. Some 30 percent of these detainees will be free in 2019. All in all, the number of radicalized detainees, including the above-mentioned 50 terrorists, who will walk free by the end of 2019, will be about 450, she concluded.

France has witnessed an almost unprecedented wave of jihadist attacks in early 2015 that left over 200 people dead and hundreds injured.

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Italy: Salvini Backs Austria After Mosque Closures

‘Those who threaten security should be deported’ — interior min

(ANSA) — Rome, June 8 — Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini wrote on Twitter on Friday that “I believe in freedom of religion but not religious extremism” after Austria’s announcement that it had closed seven mosques and would be deporting some imams.

The League leader and deputy premier added that “those who use their faith to put a country’s security at risk should be deported”. Salvini also said that “I hope to meet with my Austrian counterpart next week to discuss actions to take”.

Salvini said Friday that NATO should defend Italy from migrants and terrorists. “I’m for NATO. From which we ask for a defensive alliance. We are under attack. I recall all the alarms on terrorism infiltration in (migrant) entries, Italy is being attacked from the south, not the east,” he said. “I ask for (NATO) to defend us”. He said he had asked premier Giuseppe Conte to relay that request to the Group of Seven meeting in Quebec Friday.

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Italy’s “Populist” Government

In Italy’s general election on March 4, two parties routinely derided by the corporate media as “populist” won almost 70 percent of the votes cast. A coalition led by Matteo Salvini’s League(Lega, formerly known as Lega Nord, LN) won 37 percent of the vote and a plurality of seats both in the Chamber of Deputies and in the Senate; the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) led by Luigi Di Maio came second with just over 32 percent. The centre-left coalition, strongly pro-EU and led by former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, came a distant third with 23 percent.

On May 31, after 88 days of negotiations and several impasses, Giuseppe Conte was appointed prime minister, with Salvini of the League and Di Maio of the M5S as vice premiers. The news of this unlikely coalition has been greeted with dismay by les bien pensants on both sides of the Atlantic. The German magazine Der Spiegel published a deeply offensive cover (“Ciao, amore!”)which featured a fork of spaghetti with one piece dangling as a noose. “Italy is destroying itself—and dragging down Europe with it,” was the headline. “At a time when the EU could be proving itself as an alternative to Trump’s unilateralism,” it wrote, Europe may instead be facing months, if not years, of squabbling:…

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Italy’s Interior Minister Backs Austria’s Plans to Close 7 Mosques and Expel Imams

Matteo Salvini, Italy’s new Interior Minister and leader of the Lega party, supports Austria’s move to crackdown on political Islam. On Twitter he says:

“I believe in freedom of religion but not religious extremism. Those who use their faith to put a country’s security at risk should be deported. I hope to meet with my friend and Austrian counterpart next week to discuss which actions to take”.

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Italy’s Populist League Dominates Municipal Elections Sunday

As the results of Italy’s municipal elections from around the country continue to pour in, the biggest gains are going to the anti-establishment League party, with its 5-Star partner suffering important setbacks.

Sunday’s mayoral elections involving 761 Italian municipalities and nearly seven million Italians—over 10 percent of the population—show a decisive victory for Matteo Salvini’s League (and with it, the broader centre-right coalition).

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London: Massive Crowds Gather to Hear Geert Wilders Demand Tommy Robinson’s Release

Massive crowds turned out in London on Saturday to rally for free speech and hear Dutch firebrand Geert Wilderd demand the release of Tommy Robinson from prison.

“It’s so good to see so many of you here today, you are all heroes for being here today,” said the Freedom Party leader, an outspoken critic of radical Islam who rose to second place in the Dutch national elections last year.

Wilders told the crowd he had come to Britain to tell Robinson’s supporters they “will never walk alone” and to “tell the world, and the UK government in particular: Free Tommy Robinson!”

“At this very moment, thousands of people all over the world are demonstrating in front of British embassies, from LA to Sydney, and over half a million people have already signed the petition for Tommy,” he told the crowd.

“And all with the one important message: Free Tommy!

“So, Downing Street is just around the corner, so maybe once again, as loud as possible as we can, let them hear our message: Free Tommy Robinson!” he cried, prompting extended chants of ‘Oh, Tommy Tommy, Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy Robinson!’ and ‘We want Tommy out!’

“Listen to us Theresa May, listen to us Sajid Javid, listen to us Sadiq Khan,” he continued, each name provoking passionate boos.

“Listen to us, all you in power: we want the release of Tommy Robinson!

“Tommy Robinson is the greatest freedom fighter of Britain today. Tommy Robinson is a freedom fighter. He says what no-one dares to say. He has guts. He has courage.

“And that is more than we can say for all those people that govern us. Because our governors sold us out with mass immigration, with Islamisation, with open borders. We are almost foreigners in our own land,” he declared.

“And if we complain about it, they call us racists or Islamophobes — but I say, no more. And what do you say?” Wilders asked the assembled crowds.

“No more!” they shouted back.

“That’s right. Enough is enough. We will not be gagged anymore. No more tyranny.

“My friends, 75 years ago, your fathers and grandfathers liberated my country from tyranny,” he continued…

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Macron is Losing Control Over Islam-Dominated No-Go Areas in France, Asks Public for Help

France’s President Emmanuel Macron admitted that France has lost the battle against drug trafficking within the growing number of no-go zones in the country.

In a speech for 600 business and political guests in May, Macron called on the local mayors themselves — together with the population — to find suitable solutions, for the problems in France’s 1,500 no-go areas or ‘sensitive areas’ as France calls them.

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Maltese Professor Who Lured Papadopoulos Tied to Soros’ Open Society Foundation

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In the latest revelation concerning the “mysterious Maltese Professor,” Joseph Mifsud, and his involvement in the “Russiagate” saga, Disobedient Media can additionally reveal that Mifsud interacted on a number of occasions with individuals tied to think tanks known for engaging in “pay to play” behavior for the purposes of pushing specific policies on behalf of donors. The involvement of these institutes, which include the Atlantic Council, Brookings Institute and Open Society Foundation raises questions about whether or not certain private parties were involved with efforts to target Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for their own political benefit.

Disobedient Media broke coverage of Joseph Mifsud’s connections to UK intelligence and was also the first outlet to report on the findings of UK political analyst Chris Blackburn, who recounted evidence that included reference to Mifsud’s close relationship with Italian Senator Gianni Pittella. Pittella has been deemed in leaked documents to be a “reliable ally” of George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

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Marching for Terrorism in London? No Problem

On Sunday June 10 in London, the yearly so-called Al Quds Day march — Al Quds is the Arabic name for both Jerusalem and for the day, invented by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who led Iran’s 1979 revolution that overthrew the Shah — will take place. The march is, basically, a call for the destruction of Israel, sometimes also Jews in general. Many other cities, among them Toronto, Berlin and Tehran, will also be “celebrating” the day.

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Merkel Spokesman: EU Retaliatory Tariffs Will be Ready for July 1

Following promises (threats?) by EU bloc executive Jean-Claude Juncker and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the European Union would soon impose retaliatory tariffs on the US while moving ahead with a settlement dispute at the WTO, Merkel’s chief spokesman Steffen Seibert reiterated Monday morning that the EU is “ready to take action” and that its planned trade countermeasures would be ready to take effect on July 1.

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Muslims in the Netherlands Increasingly Religious and ‘More Hostile’ Against Dutch Society

Turkish and Moroccan Muslims have become more religious, Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant reports. The newspaper refers to a study of the SCP, a prominent Dutch research organisation on social and cultural issues.

Both Muslim groups pray more and visit mosques more often, the SCP study says. Furthermore, findings show that Moroccan Muslim women increasingly wear headscarves, with the number having gone up by 14% (from 64% to 78%) in the last 10 years.

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Norway: 77 Evacuated From Oslo Tunnel Due to Fire

A vehicle caught fire 3.5 kilometres into a railway tunnel near Oslo in the early hours of Friday, resulting in dozens of construction workers being evacuated.

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Spain Lifts Financial Controls on Catalonia, Rules Out Referendum

Spain’s new Socialist government said on Friday it would lift financial controls on Catalonia as a “gesture of normalisation” towards the separatist-minded region, but insisted an independence referendum was still “out of the question.”

Education minister and government spokeswoman Isabel Celaa said that banks would be “instructed to allow the government of Catalonia to make payments” without the supervision of Spain’s finance ministry.

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Sweden’s Largest Football Tournament Bans ‘Forbidden Pork’ From the Menu to Please Muslims

For the participants of Sweden’s Gothia Cup there will be no pork on the menu. The organisers have chosen to customise their menu according to Islam’s order, and completely removed the forbidden meat, Fria Tider reports.

“Because we have many Muslims coming to the tournament we have chosen not to serve pork, so you do not need to report this as special food or an allergy,” the organisers wrote in an update on their website at the end of last year. Pork is forbidden in Islam and is called “Haram”.

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Swiss Vote Down “Sovereign Money” Referendum

Authored by Molly Jane Zuckerman via CoinTelegraph.com,

Switzerland voted against the so-called “sovereign money” referendum Sunday, June 10 — a proposal for a financial system that multiple commentators have compared to cryptocurrency.

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The Entire Swedish Home Guard Was Just Mobilized

A few weeks back, the government of Sweden sent out a booklet to every household in the country urging citizens to prepare for war or other crises. A few months back, they told citizens that they should be prepared to last for at least a week without any help from the government. Last night, in the most unsettling move yet, they mobilized the entire Swedish Home Guard for an “unannounced preparedness exercise.” All 40 battalions have been activated, effective immediately.

The report is on the Försvarsmakten website, which is the official website of the Swedish Armed Forces. Here’s the English translation:…

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Times of London: Italian Monastery to House Right-Wing Populist Leader School

An 800-year-old monastery in Italy recently abandoned by Monks is to be converted to a traning establishment for the next generation of right-wing European leaders, reports The Times of London.

Emphasising the importance of Western values, the Trisulti monastery is one of a number of such projects in Europe.

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UK Signs £1.5billion Trade Deal as Brexit Britain Expands on World Stage

Trade Secretary Liam Fox has announced the UK has secured a £1.5billion trade deal and signed off £75million in other trade agreements in a major boost for the UK economy after Brexit.

Dr Fox announced today a deal worth more than £1.5 billion had been secured by a UK company to deliver natural gas project in Cameroon.

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UK: Khan’s London: Man Found Guilty of Stabbing Young Father to Death in Front of Partner for Rolex

A man has been convicted of murder after repeatedly stabbing a young father to death in front of his partner for a Rolex watch in a “sustained” and “remorseless” attack in London.

Jordan Bailey-Mascoll, 25, was found guilty of the murder of Danny Pearce after a three-week trial at Woolwich Crown Court, where the jury heard the accused had behaved with such brutality that onlookers feared it was a terror attack.

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UK: London’s Night of Horror: Three Stabbings in One Night Leaves Two Fighting for Life

Two men have been left fighting for their lives and one other is severely wounded after three unrelated stabbings across the capital in under two hours last night as the violent bloodbath across London continues

The latest stabbings, in Harrow, Northolt and Brixton, come amid a shocking surge in violent crimes in London, which have seen 60 moped attacks a day and a sharp rise in stabbings and shootings.

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UK: Met Police Confirm That Criticism of Islam Constitutes ‘Islamophobia’

The Metropolitan Police Service report ‘ Hate Crimes against London’s Muslim Communities ‘ was published five years ago, and it outlines the everyday nature of Islamophobic incidents:

The Islamophobic incidents reported to and recorded by the Metropolitan Police Service generally occur as victims go about their daily lives, for example, in the street, in or near shops and restaurants or waiting for or on public transport. They are more likely to involve threats and harassment than violence, although one in five incidents involved some degree of violence directed at the victim. The incidents generally involve conflict situations that become aggravated by Islamophobic or anti-Muslim words or actions or situations where perpetrators take immediate advantage of an opportunity that presents itself. Even incidents that show some degree of premeditation by the offender mostly involve letters or phone messages rather than direct contact with the victim.

We can all agree that such incidents are abhorrent: anyone who threatens or harasses a Muslim simply for being a Muslim is not merely moronic, but barbarous and wicked. Whatever our neighbour’s religion or belief, we are commanded to love them and live at peace with them, for therein lies the essence of Christian civilisation. The New Testament is the bedrock of our social contract: the teachings of Jesus — such as the Parable of the Good Samaritan— are the guiding lights for our notion of Human Rights. If it were not for the Bible and the themes of Christian theology which permeate Western politics, our whole way of life would be bound by ignorance, barbarism and superstition. The Church may not have always got it right (and may, indeed, have occasionally oppressed the rational, corrupted the truth, and quashed justice), but out of the dark ages came reformation, renaissance and enlightenment, and we can thank God (and Jesus) that Christian men and women of genius have led us to a better age of higher virtue. The vision of Christendom still persists in Western civilisation: it is our surpassing quality and sanctity; our superior morality and culture…

Uh-oh.

According to the Met Police, this Western-superiority syndrome is Islamophobic:…

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UK: Police Defend Thousands of Hours Spent Investigating ‘Hate Incidents’ Amidst Crime Epidemic

Police across 30 forces have wasted thousands of hours reviewing 11,236 ‘hate incidents’, figures have revealed, while crime and violence surge in Britain and the vast majority of robberies go unsolved.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council defended the protocol as “vital” after the 2015-16 figures were revealed, which included such ‘hate incidents’ — acts too trivial to be classed as crimes — as people complaining of barking dogs and of receiving “racist looks” from strangers.

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Watch as Chaos Erupts at Tommy Robinson Protest; Police Chased Down Street as 1000s Rage

Tommy Robinson supporters gathering in London to protest Robinson’s jailing clashed with police at a Whitehall demonstration amid calls to free the English Defence League founder.

Robinson was arrested on May 25 outside Leeds Crown Court for reporting on a pedophile grooming trial. After a brief court proceeding in which he did not have access to his lawyer, he was handed a 13-month prison sentence for violating the terms of a suspended sentence on a similar offense.

Over 600,000 people have signed a petition urging Theresa May to step in and free Robinson.

A squad of riot police blocking the gate down the mall leading to Buckingham Palace got into a scuffle with protesters, who appeared to throw bottles, traffic cones and metal barriers at the officers.

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Croatia: 42% of Emigrants Have No Plans to Return

One in four things of returning after retiring

(ANSA) — BELGRADE — A great part of people who emigrated from Croatia since 2013 have no plans to return home in the future, according to a survey of the Croatian Employers Association (HUP), Croatian local media reported. According to the survey, around 42% of the respondents said that they have no plans of ever returning to Croatia, while only one out of ten said they consider returning in the next ten year. One out four respondents said that he plans to return after retiring.

Among the most common reasons for emigration, respondents included economic reasons and low salaries, poorly run state, political parties lacking vision, nepotism and political criteria in hiring people.

The research noted that the emigrants’ age is low, with 82% of respondents under the age of 40.

Among the preferred destination of the Croatian emigrants, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Sweden and Austria.

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Australian ISIS Terrorist Dubbed Dr Jihad is Believed to Have Died After Message Confirming He is a ‘Martyr’ Is Shared by Extremists Online

Unconfirmed reports are claiming that Australian born terrorist Tareq Kamleh dubbed, ‘Dr Jihad’, may be dead.

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Caroline Glick: Trump’s North Korean Strategy Terrifies Iran

The North Korean media reported Sunday that Syrian President Bashar Assad is due in Pyongyang for an official state visit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Much of the instant media commentary regarding the announcement claimed that it is nothing more than a testament to the deep, long-standing ties between the two isolated nations, whose rogue behavior has caused both to be shunned by the international community.

The problem with this interpretation is that neither leader is isolated.

With the planned summit with President Donald Trump back on for June 12, Kim is about to score North Korea’s greatest diplomatic achievement since the hermit kingdom was established in the aftermath of the Korean armistice in 1952.

Last week, Kim received a visit from Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who invited him to come to a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin later this year. Kim has had two meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-In, and has had two meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in just the past three months.

Assad, for his part, just met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on May 17. His forces and their Iranian/Hezbollah/Shiite militia allies have retaken the outskirts of Damascus, and so largely ensured the survival of his regime. Assad has made clear that his next moves will be to seize southern Syria along the Israeli and Jordanian border regions of Quneitra and Daraa from rebel forces. He also has his sights on the U.S.-allied Kurdish held areas in eastern Syria.

In other words, things are looking good for both men. Why would they risk their newly held credibility by meeting with one another? Kim will certainly score no points with Trump for meeting with the man the president referred to recently as “a monster.”

The answer, in a word, is: Iran…

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Erdogan Warns of ‘Crusader-Crescent War’ After Austria’s Shutting of Mosques

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 9 criticized Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz for his government’s decision to shut down seven mosques and expel 40 imams, warning of a “crusader-crescent war.”

“I am afraid that the steps taken by the Austrian prime minister would bring the world closer to a crusader-crescent war,” said Erdogan during an iftar fast-breaking meal organized in Istanbul.

He added that Turkey would also “respond” in due course to the decision to expel imams.

Erdogan’s remarks were a response to the measures announced by Kurz on June 8 to expel several foreign-funded imams and shut seven mosques in a crackdown on “political Islam.”

Kurz said that the investigation on several mosques and associations conducted by the Ministry of Interior and Office of Religious Affairs had been concluded and that the activities of seven mosques were found to be forbidden, one of them belonging to the Turkish-Islamic Cultural Associations (ATIB).

The Austrian chancellor added that the imams would be deported on grounds of being foreign funded.

“Parallel societies, political Islam and radicalization have no place in our country,” Kurz said.

The mosque in question was run by the ATIB in Europe, based in the German city of Cologne, and a branch of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet).

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Erdogan Predicts ‘War Between the Cross and Crescent’ Over Austria Mosque Closures

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked Austria’s impending closure of mosques and consequent expulsion of Turkish-funded imams, saying the move is anti-Islamic while promising a response.

“These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent,” Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul covered by AFP.

Austria’s populist government made the announcement on Friday morning at a press conference as part of the governing coalition’s campaign against radical Islamic ideology and the influence of countries like Turkey in the Austrian Islamic community, Kronen Zeitung reports.

Media reports that between 40 and 60 imams, including their families, could be expelled in total. The imams all stand accused of receiving funding from abroad. Official investigations have been launched in 11 cases. Two of the imams had already been denied extensions to their residency permits.

Among the mosques facing closure is the Mosque of the Grey Wolves on Antonsplatz, in the working-class Vienna district of Favoriten, where the Gallipoli reenactment took place.

The other six mosques are in Vienna, Upper Austria and Carinthia, in all of which hardline salafist teachings are said to be widespread.

Mr. Erdogan, speaking Saturday, said: “They say they’re going to kick our religious men out of Austria. Do you think we will not react if you do such a thing?”

“That means we’re going to have to do something,” he added without elaborating.

Around 360,000 people of Turkish origin live in Austria, including 117,000 Turkish nationals…

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Turkey’s Fragile Economy Worries Voters Before Election

Turkey’s economy will be the biggest issue in elections that take place on 24 June, opinion polls say.

The Turkish lira has fallen dramatically this year and inflation has risen. The situation became so bad that one struggling farmer took matters into his own hands.

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World Bank Raises Outlook for the Growth of Saudi Economy

Up to 1.8pc in 2018. MENA region growth up to 3 pc in 2018,study

(ANSAmed) — ROME, JUNE 8 — The World Bank has raised its outlook for the growth of the Saudi economy for the current year to 1.8 percent, expecting it to strengthen by 2.1 percent to 2.3 percent in 2019 and 2020, Al Arabiya reports. According to the World Bank report on Global Economic Prospects for the month of June as published on its website, its projection for the Saudi Kingdom’s economy has increased for this year by 0.6 percent compared to January projections which was at 1.2 percent.

The report added that economic growth in Saudi Arabia is forecast to expand an upwardly revised 1.8 percent this year and 2.1 percent next year.

As for its projection for other countries in the Middle East and North Africa the report pointed out that growth in the region is projected to strengthen to 3 percent in 2018 and to 3.3 percent in 2019, largely as oil exporters recover from the collapse of oil prices.

It added that growth among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is anticipated to rise to 2.1 percent in 2018 and 2.7 percent in 2019, supported by higher fixed investment.

The World Bank report highlighted that oil importing economies are forecast to see stronger growth as business and consumer confidence gets a lift from business climate reforms and improving external demand. Egypt is anticipated to grow 5 percent in Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) and 5.5 percent the following fiscal year.

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Agree With Trump That Russia Should Return to ‘G8’ — Conte

Mulling stances on Russia sanction veto says Italy PM

(ANSA) — Charlevoix, June 8 — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said Friday that he wants to see Russia back in the group of the world’s most industrialised countries. “I agree with (United States) President (Donald) Trump: Russia should return to the G8,” Conte tweeted from the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Canada.

“It’s in everyone’s interests”. Conte said Italy would “weigh stances” on possibly vetoing sanctions on Russia at the G7 in Canada. “We will weigh the positions, we still have to start the G7,” he replied to a question on whether Italy would veto Russia sanctions. “We are open to dialogue, but that does not mean transforming a defined process, linked to the implementation of the Minsk accords”, he said.

“We are comfortably placed in NATO: Italy’s international position is absolutely not in question but we are certainly in favour of dialogue and we are very attentive that sanctions should not impact on Russian civil society”.

Conte voiced “total dissatisfaction” on the reform of the Dublin rule on migrants. Speaking at the G7 in Canada, Conte said “there is total dissatisfaction on Italy’s part on the proposals currently being discussed, Italy cannot be left on its own in managing migratory flows”. Speaking after meeting European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk, Conte said “we want a stronger Europe but also one with more solidarity”.

Juncker said he had a “good” bilateral meeting with Conte and Italy was “crucial” for the EU. “We didn’t speak about Russia in particular” but Italy “has a fundamental role in Europe,” and Italy “needs Europe and Europe is not complete without Italy,” he said. Juncker was answering a question about Italy’s bid to get sanctions on Russia lifted. “I had good talks with Conte and I’ll see him again before the summit, we’ll talk about immigration and the EU budget”, Juncker said.

Tusk said in answering a question on Conte’s support for the Trump stance that European Union countries will have the same line on Russia, “maybe not in the details but in the general line,”. “There are no disagreements between Italy and Europe,” he said, adding that he had had “good, friendly” bilateral talks with Conte. The Group of Seven format must remain unchanged for now, Juncker and Tusk agreed at the summit. Speaking after US President Donald Trump said he favoured Russia’s return to a G8, receiving Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte’s endorsement, Juncker said “we must safeguard EU principles, among which, European states, like Russia, must respect international rules”. Juncker said “of course, we must reopen dialogue with Russia, but in other ways”.

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Russian Sanctions Damage us — Di Maio

Conte will decide on eventual veto says M5S leader

(ANSA) — Rome, June 8 — Industry and Labour Minister Luigi Di Maio returned to the issue of the new government’s call for Western sanctions on Russia to be revised on Friday, saying they were harmful to Italy. “I have always said that our country must remain in NATO, but the sanctions on Russia damage us,” Di Maio, who is also deputy premier and 5-Star Movement leader, told Radio Anch’io. “We are pro-Italian, not pro-Russia”.

When asked about the idea mooted by Interior Minister and League leader Matteo Salvini for Italy to veto sanctions on Russia, Di Maio said: “Premier (Giuseppe) Conte will take these decisions at international meetings and I don’t want to do into the specifics”.

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The G7 Summit and the Latest Russophobic UK Ploy

In his latest Sputnik Radio interview Srdja Trifkovic discusses British Prime Minister Theresa May’s initiative at the G7 summit in Canada to develop a “rapid and unified” response to alleged hostile actions by Russia. The plan was previously divulged by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to a closed door meeting with Conservative MPs. [Audio]

Trifkovic: My first thought is, “Trust the Brits!” In reality the United Kingdom is . . . the most Russophobic country in the world today. I am talking about the entire elite class—the politicians, the media, the analysts, the academia—even more so than in the United States. This has been a constant feature of the upper tier of the British society for decades. What Prime Minister May and Foreign Secretary Johnson are naming as the nature of the threat . . . is exactly the sorts of activities that Western countries, including the United States, have been engaging in—not for years, but for decades: election meddling, regime change operations, illegal aggression, and so on. It is ironic that the pot is calling the kettle black…

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Will Weigh Stances on Vetoing Russia Sanctions — Conte

‘Attentive to impact of sanctions’

(ANSA) — Charlevoix, June 8 — Premier Giuseppe Conte said Friday Italy would “weigh stances” on possibly vetoing sanctions on Russia at the G7 in Canada. “We will weigh the positions, we still have to start the G7,” he replied to a question on whether Italy would veto Russia sanctions. “We are open to dialogue, but that does not mean transforming a defined process, linked to the implementation of the Minsk accords”, he said.

“We are comfortably placed in NATO: Italy’s international position is absolutely not in question but we are certainly in favour of dialogue and we are very attentive that sanctions should not impact on Russian civil society”.

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BJP Lawmaker Want to Stop Muslim Appeasement and to Ban Quran in India

Will go to High Courts and Supreme Courts for a ban on ‘Green Book’ which spreading ‘Terrorism’…

Upendra Bharti | HENB | Hyderabad | June 11, 2018:: Days after accusing Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao of indulging in “minority appeasement” through spending 66 crores rupees (9782052 US $) for Iftar parties in his state, BJP MLA T Raja Singh Lodh on Monday said only those “begging for vote”, play vote bank politics by hosting Iftar parties. In a video posted on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/RajaSinghOfficial/videos/934970259997232/ %5D, the MLA from Goshamahal constituency in Hyderabad also said that the “green book is responsible for spreading terrorism in India” and that he will neither host nor attend any Iftar party with those who “talk of killing Hindus”. Though the BJP MLA didn’t clear about the ‘Green Book’ for (Jihadi) Terrorism, but it certainly resembled with Quran without any doubt.

“These days, many Telangana legislators are busy hosting Iftar parties, wearing skull caps and taking selfies. They think if they have to do vote bank politics, they will have to think of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ (together with all, development for all). This is their thinking. Those who sit with them (attend Iftar parties) are ‘vote ke bikhari’ (beggars for vote). My thinking is different,” Raja Singh said in the video…

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Communist Red China Enriches Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao

In Brett Decker’s 2011 book, Bowing to Beijing, he details how Obama spent every day undermining the power, economy, security and prestige of America, and that goes especially for Communist Red China. Obama sucked up to the Chinese reds, even bowing low at the waist to their President, while China’s President stood ramrod straight. Obama repeatedly refused to meet with prominent Chinese dissidents and human rights leaders. He ignored China’s human rights record and acquiesced to Chinese demands and even honored President Hu with a full-fledged state dinner. Michelle Obama wore red, her husband wore a red tie, Hillary wore a red jacket, and even Sasha Obama wore red pants. The color is symbolic of communism, and it also represents the blood of innocents murdered at Hu Jintao’s command or the tens of millions murdered by the Maoist government during their sixty plus years in power.

All this when China is “stealing technology, ripping off patents and trademarks, manipulating and even counterfeiting U.S. currency, breaking trade laws, misrepresenting military spending, selling toxic toys to American kids, dispatching armies of foreign agents to influence U.S. politicians, testing U.S. resolve on sensitive diplomatic issues, purchasing stakes in our banks and buying up our land, nurturing U.S. commercial dependency on Chinese business, building a blue-water navy, expanding its nuclear arsenal, and hacking our computer networks.” (Page 6, Bowing to Beijing)

Despite increased trade with the West, China’s government is more authoritarian than ever. As we make China richer, and their military stronger, it is becoming correspondingly less free.

The reds arrest and torture any with faith that is antithetical to Marxist atheism. Reporters’ freedom is nearly non-existent…there is violent fear of reprisal. Freedom of speech is non-existent, those who speak out disappear. Freedom of assembly is verboten. Farmers, factory workers, white-collar professionals are mowed down if they dare to join in any mass movement. Remember Tiananmen Square. No one thrives without approval and active backing of their communist overlords. Life is not respected. The one-child plan has just now been removed. The organs of executed inmates (dissidents) are harvested for transplants in the global market. They refuse to recognize life and trample the rest of basic rights. Criticism in any form is rejected and can end anyone who complains in prison.

The Penal Meat Market is very real. A shot to the back of the head keeps organs intact. The body parts of prisoners bring a tidy profit, and, “If you want a heart, kidneys, unlined skin, they’ll shoot a prisoner to order,” said two Chinese organ traders.

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Trump, Kim Disappoint “Haters & Losers” With Historic Handshake

The world is crossing its fingers (even Maxine Waters)

The Handshake…

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Valpolicella Wine Fetes 50 Yrs of DOC at Vinexpo Hong Kong

ICE collective with 53 companies from 12 regions

(ANSA) — Beijing, June 6 — Long the key gatekeeper to Asian markets, Vinexpo Hong Kong has confirmed once more its strategic value in its eighth edition from May 29 to May 31 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Italy was present in a “collective” under the Italian Foreign Trade Institute (ICE), which celebrated the 50th anniversary of Valpolicella getting Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) certification. The collective also aimed to promote the image of Italian wine in an ever more strategic market sector, consolidating its presence while laying the foundation for more widespread commercial opportunities. For the past decade, deliveries of Italian wine to the former British colony have grown steadily, from 24 million euros’ worth in 2013 to 39 million euros’ worth in 2017, +38.2%.

Italy is the fifth largest exporter for red wines and second for white and sparkling wines. The ICE collective was present at Vinexpo over a surface area measuring about 500 square meters and included 53 Italian firms from 12 regions. In the area set aside for seminars, several initiatives were held by local experts known internationally — including Master of Wine Debra Meiburg, Master Sommelier Nelson Chow and Ronny Lau, head of the Wine Writers association of Hong Kong — on top-quality Italian wines, focusing on sparkling wines and wine production in the Friuli Venezia Giulia, Tuscany and Piedmont regions. As concerns Valpolicella, there was special attention on the “unique, exclusive and traditional method” for its production, with all the most important red wines showcased, from Amarone to Ripasso, from the various zones and valleys of the Verona area. Vinexpo was taken part in by those working in the sector from continental China and the southern Pacific, with over 1,300 exhibitors from over 50 countries and visits from almost 20,000 professionals working in the sector.

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Aboriginal Paedophile, 58, is Jailed for 12 Years for Having Sex With Four Underage Girls and Filming His Sickening Assaults

Sydney Emmett Evans, from the Pilbara town of Roebourne, pleaded guilty in Karratha District Court last week to forcing girls aged 13 to 16 to perform sex acts between 2015 and 2016.

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‘Happy to be Home’: Former Terror Suspect Arrives Back in Australia After Being Detained in Singapore Ahead of Nuclear Summit Between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-UN

Former terror suspect Zaky Mallah, 34, arrived back in Sydney on Thursday after being detained in Singapore’s Changi airport.

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‘I Changed My Mind, So What!’ Landlord Laughs at Desperate Renter After Changing the Locks and Dumping His Belongings in Garbage Bags Just One Day After Giving Him Notice to Leave

A Perth man has filmed the moment he confronted his landlord about changing the locks — after he came home to find most of his belongings dumped in garbage bags.

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‘I Took Off My Hijab and My Parents Found Out’: The Secret Network of Ex-Muslims Who Are Too Ashamed to Reveal They No Longer Follow Islam

A small group of ex-Muslims who fear persecution are anonymously meeting across the country. Many of them still pretend to be faithful to God while harbouring the secret.

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‘They Don’t Deserve to Live in Our Beautiful Country’: Woman Who Was Gang-Raped by Four Pakistani Brothers as a 14-Year-Old Schoolgirl Demands Youngest Attacker be Deported as He’s Released From Jail

Tegan Wagner, 30, was attacked while at a Sydney house party 16 years ago by the notorious group known as the Ashfield Gang Rapists.

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“The Safest Port is Yours”: Italy’s Interior Minister Blocks Migrant Ship, Hundreds of North Africans Denied Entry

Italy’s new populist Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, has made good on his warning last weekend that “the good times for illegals are over” — writing an urgent letter ordering Malta to accept a ship carrying 629 shipwrecked North African migrants currently sitting off the Italian coast — calling Malta the “safest port” for the passengers, and advising that Rome will not offer refuge.

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14-Year-Old German Girl Found Murdered, Asylum Seeker Suspect Flees to Iraq

The Iraqi migrant suspected of having killed a 14-year-old girl is understood to have been able to flee to his own nation despite having previously been claiming asylum from persecution in his homeland.

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57,820 Illegal Aliens in Federal Custody, Thousands for Drug-Related Offenses

The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice jointly released their “Alien Incarceration Report Fiscal Year 2018, Quarter 1” on June 6 (posted on the Justice Department website) revealing eye-opening statistics on the arrests of illegal aliens inside the United States who are currently in federal custody pending trial or deportation. The report stated that 57,820 known or suspected aliens were in DOJ custody.

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Denmark: 1500 Refugees Have Signed Up for Apprentice Scheme: Ministry

An apprenticeship scheme for refugees introduced by Denmark’s government in 2016 now has 1,500 participants, the ministry for immigration has announced.

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Germany’s Migrant Rape Crisis: “Failure of the State”

The rape and murder of a 14-year-old Jewish girl by a failed Iraqi asylum seeker has cast a renewed spotlight on Germany’s migrant rape crisis, which has continued unabated for years amid official complicity and public apathy.

Thousands of women and children have been raped or sexually assaulted in Germany since Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed into the country more than one million mostly male migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

The latest crime, entirely preventable, is uniquely reprehensible in that it highlights in one act the many insidious consequences of Germany’s open-door migration policy — including the failure to vet those allowed into the country and the practice of releasing migrant criminals back onto German streets instead of incarcerating or deporting them.

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German Far-Left Party Wants Open Borders and Calls the Right a ‘Breeding Ground for Fascism’

Die Linke, a German far-left party called on congress for open borders and legal escape routes for refugees, DW news reports.

A majority of the party’s 583 delegates backed a proposal by leaders Katja Kipping and Bernd Riexinger. The proposal focused on multiple issues, like bringing an end to conflict, a social program and open borders for safe and legal escape routes for refugees.

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Hungarian Government’s Migration Policy is Becoming Mainstream in European Politics, Says Ruling Party MEP

The Hungarian government’s migration policy is becoming mainstream in European politics, Fidesz MEP Kinga Gal told Magyar Hirlap.

According to the European People’s Party’s vice-president, the solution Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz proposes is what the Hungarian prime minister has been saying since 2015: there’s no freedom of movement in the Schengen Zone, unless the external borders are protected.

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Iraqi Asylum Seeker Admits He Murdered the 14-Year-Old German Teen Susanna

The 20-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker Ali Bashar, has admitted he murdered the 14-year-old Susanna F., tabloid Bild reports.

Bashar fled with his family back to his home country from an asylum centre close to the scene of the crime. His family used a fake name to leave Germany.

He now admitted he murdered her after a “quarrel between him and the teenager”, as a result of which he killed her. According to police and media reports the girl was raped for hours and choked.

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Italy: ‘Deported’ Moroccan Hospitalises 4 Cops

Near Lecco

(ANSA) — Lecco, June 8 — A 20-year-old Moroccan migrant who has been served two deportation orders injured four police so badly they had to be hospitalised in Merate near Lecco Thursday.

Ismail Attane smashed the windscreen of their car before attacking the officers, sources said Friday.

They suffered slight injuries.

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Italy Could Start Deporting 300 Migrants a Day, Says Ruling Party Member

Mario Borguezio, Italian Lega politician and Member of the European Parliament, explained to broadcaster RTL this morning, the costs and processes of his government’s most ambitious pledge — the deportation of 500,000 migrants.

In the tense interview, led by a manifestly partisan journalist (or, as Stephen Miller would have said, a journalist with a ‘cosmopolitanous bias’), Borghezio spoke of Italy’s future immigration policies.

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Italy: Left-Wing Mayors Defy Populist Government, Inviting Banned Migrant Delivery Ships to Dock

Left-wing mayors in Italian coastal cities courted outrage Sunday as they defied the democratic will of the Italian people to throw open their ports to a migrant delivery ship carrying 629 illegals, despite the newly elected national government having ordered it be turned away.

Mayors in Naples, Messina, Reggio Calabria, and Palermo stood against the poll-topping, recently installed Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini Sunday after he said the migrant ship Aquarius would be turned away from Italy, reports Italy’s Il Giornale.

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Leftist German Parliament Members Disrupt Moment of Silence for Girl Murdered by Migrant (Video)

A moment of silence in the German Parliament, for the murdered 14-year-old Susanna F., was disrupted by leftist MPs. While the complete right-wing AfD fraction honoured the girl, leftist MPs could not appreciate it and disrupted it.

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Malta Can’t Always Say No to Migrants — Salvini

‘No intention of spending summer in emergency’

(ANSA) — Como, June 8 — Malta can’t always say No to migrants, Interior Minister and anti-migrant League leader Matteo Salvini said Friday. “The Good Lord put Malta closer than Sicily and it can’t always say No to any request for intervention” to ships carrying migrants docking there,” he said on the local-election stump in this northern Italian city.

Meeting two bus drivers who have been attacked by foreign citizens, Salvini said “I have no intention of spending the summer in an emergency, otherwise we will put the problems to the attention of Italy and Europe”.

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Merkel Abandons Migrant Quotas, Pushes for EU ‘Flexible Solidarity’ And Soros-Approved Africa Plan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has largely abandoned support for the European Union’s migrant quota system, instead, pushing for what she has termed “flexible solidarity” and a “Marshall Plan” for Africa to prevent illegal migration.

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Migrant NGO Rules Not Effective — Salvini

‘Clear plan to be taxis from Libya’

(ANSA) — Como, June 8 — Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Friday that tightened rules on migrant-rescuing NGOs were not effective enough and “there is a clear plan to act as taxis from Libyan territorial waters.” Salvini, also leader of the anti-migrant League, said “unfortunately it isn’t as if you can intervene in an effective way with the (existing) rule”. He said “we are working on the front of these NGOs, some of whom do voluntary work, while others do business”.

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NATO Should Defend us From Migrants, Terrorists — Salvini

Italy under attack form south not east

(ANSA) — Como, June 8 — Rightwing populist League leader and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Friday that NATO should defend Italy from migrants and terrorists. “I’m for NATO. From which we ask for a defensive alliance. We are under attack. I recall all the alarms on terrorism infiltration in (migrant) entries, Italy is being attacked from the south, not the east,” he said. “I ask for (NATO) to defend us”. He said he had asked premier Giuseppe Conte to relay that request to the Group of Seven meeting in Quebec Friday.

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Refugee Who Received French Residency Charged for Participating in the Mass Murder of 1,700 Iraqis

A suspected ISIS mass murderer, is charged with war crimes for his part in the Camp Speicher massacre of 1,700 unarmed Iraqi cadets, four years ago.

The early March arrest of 33-year-old Ahmed H. came after he had been granted a residency card after slipping into France, seeking asylum. He is currently in a high-security prison near Paris having been arrested in Lisieux, Normandy.

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Salvini: “Italy Will No Longer Accept Refugees” As Spain Volunteers

Over the weekend, Italy once again roiled Europe, only this time not with its plunging bonds but with its drastic shift in immigration politics, when the country’s new populist leader, Matteo Salvini, now operating as Minister of the Interior, made good on his warning last weekend that “the good times for illegals are over”, writing an urgent letter ordering Malta to accept a ship carrying 629 shipwrecked North African migrants currently sitting off the Italian coast — calling Malta the “safest port” for the passengers, and advising that Rome will no longer offer refuge.

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Senior German Official: Conditions for Asylum Bribes Scandal Widespread

The scandal involving alleged bribes for asylum decisions at the Bremen branch of the German federal office for migration and refugees (BAMF) may be even more widespread as a senior member of the agency has claimed the conditions in Bremen were not an isolated case.

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Swedish Anti-Crime Chief Ignores Migrant Crimes and Thinks More Police is Not the Solution

In June 2017, a Security Commission was launched, to analyse and reduce crime in Sweden. Fredrik Reinfeldt, the country’s former Prime Minister, was appointed as leader and presented a first report on solving more crimes, Fria Tider reports.

In the commission’s report it is stated that more policemen are not the solution, because “other unused social actors can be activated to contribute to safety”.

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UK: London Baby Stabbing: Man Arrested for Double Attack Was Pakistani National Awaiting Deportation

Police have arrested 25-year-old Rehan Kahn after the attempted murder of a one-year-old boy and his mother Monday evening sparked a national media appeal and manhunt.

Khan handed himself into a West London police station Wednesday morning after his mugshot was released by Metropolitan Police, and as details about the Pakistani migrant and his relationship with the attacked woman and child were reported in the British press.

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Why Does Congress Continue Importing Muslims Into America?

I interviewed Iranian-American Amil Imani who said, “Ever since the massive arrival of Muslims to the Western hemisphere, our Western culture and world have been forever altered. It is all thanks to the ceaseless attempts of the left to force a failing Utopian Multiculturalism paradise down the throats of its unsuspecting citizens. Multiculturalism in Europe is dead in the water, as every recent election has shown. Even the politicians are admitting it now. Why then are the politicians still insisting that we must coexist and keep importing more Muslims who will never assimilate?”

Why do we allow our 535 nitwits to import Moslem killers via immigration? Answer: they enjoy total protection from Moslem violence! Who will be the next Americans to be killed by Moslem immigrants? You, me or any other average Americans going about our daily business. We’re the ones dying at the Boston Marathon, Orlando nightclub, San Bernardino Christmas party, Fort Lauderdale residents, Ohio State University stabbings, St. Cloud Mall, Garland, Texas, Moore, Oklahoma and the next could be you!

“The reason why multiculturalism exists is to pretend that inferior cultures aren’t inferior and that superior cultures aren’t superior. It’s a way to tell nice lies about rotten cultures and rotten lies about great cultures. And from this, we’ve set ourselves up not only to believe the enemy propaganda that ‘Islam means peace’, but to propagate it ourselves, all the while blaming ourselves for the enemy’s war on us.” Bosch Fawstin

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Children in Finland Targeted by Genocidal Leftist Depravity

It is one thing to educate, warn, and prepare; it is another thing entirely to indoctrinate, desensitize, and actively encourage transgressions. A purported educational guide being distributed to school-age children in Finland is guilty of the latter distinction. This propaganda campaign has all the hallmarks of similar left-wing sexually depraved how-to manuals that have become all too common across the Western world.

The guide depicts homosexual sex in all of its guises. Meanwhile, depictions of heterosexual relations if they are depicted at all, are often illustrated by a mixed-race couple. All of this is seemingly tempered by a colourful, cartoony style in order to appeal to the young.

Similar ideologically driven state-funded campaigns have been seen in Sweden:

Here is another aimed at Germans produced by the German government:

Colourful pamphlets cannot conceal the genocidal program inherently promoted in these initiatives. Our hostile elites are using the same tactics to maliciously lower the birthrates of white Europeans and to control identity formation.

[Comment: Check out the pictures and video — this is a concerted assault on Western culture — all planned and hatched by the Tavistock Institute and its disciples.]

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Enrollment Plummets at Evergreen College Over Anti-White Policies

Social justice policies appear to be backfiring at Evergreen State College.

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Homeschooling Expands as Parents Seethe Over Liberal Social Engineering and Violence

Homeschooling rates are skyrocketing as parents are continually getting more and more upset at the leftist social engineering taking place in public schools. The indoctrination is getting so bad, that some parents are even concerned about liberal violence against those who reject the brainwashing.

According to The Washington Times, the recent school shooting at Parkland, Florida, was the last straw for scores of parents. The paper noted that “the phones started ringing at the Texas Home School Coalition, and they haven’t stopped yet.”

“When the Parkland shooting happened, our phone calls and emails exploded,” said coalition president Tim Lambert. “In the last couple of months, our numbers have doubled. We’re dealing with probably between 1,200 and 1,400 calls and emails per month, and prior to that it was 600 to 700.” But according to Natural News, it isn’t just the rampant violence worrying some parents. That’s just the tip of the collectivist agenda iceberg.

Christopher Chin, head of Homeschool Louisiana, told The Times that parents are fed up with “the violence, the bullying, the unsafe environments.” Many parents are also disturbed by the social engineering, which amounts to brainwashing and indoctrination that goes on in a public school. For example, a Minnesota public school is forcing Kindergarten students to study ‘white privilege’.

The left-wing curriculum and common core are also driving parents to remove their children from public schools. Brian D. Ray, who heads up the National Home Education Research Institute, in Salem, Oregon, who’s conducted homeschooling research for 33 years, told The Times that concern over school curriculum has reached the top of the charts for most parents. Ray said the top three reasons that parents choose homeschooling are a desire to provide religious instruction or different values than those offered in public schools; dissatisfaction with the academic curriculum, and worries about the school environment.

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New York City to Recognise Third Gender on Birth Certificates

New York City has approved plans to recognise a third gender on birth certificates, allowing parents to designate their child as belonging to ‘gender X’.

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The Closing of the Cultural Mind?

In the West, books and documentaries have been cancelled. In France, recently, a group of intellectuals published a manifesto asking the Islamic world to eliminate anti-Semitic verses from the Koran. The initiative followed the murder of an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor, Mireille Knoll. The Turkish Council of Higher Education responded with a moratorium on establishing additional departments of French studies in Turkey. For years, under the presidency of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish culture has been closing in on itself. “Going into a Turkish bookstore is like walking into a psychiatric ward,” according to the British journalist Gareth Jenkins in The New Yorker. Turkey sentenced journalistsand writers to prison, and put publishers of foreign novels, such as its most famous translator, Necmiye Alpay, on trial. The problem, however, may not be just Turkish, but, as the author Robert R. Reilly called it, “the closing of the Muslim mind”.

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The Decay in America’s Culture, Politics, Media and the Pulpits

The rot throughout our society and the disintegration of our once respectful and courteous culture is now obvious even to the most passive. We’ve become a crass, rude and obnoxious culture. Those in Hollywood, media, and politics show no respect or restraint and spew the most venomous filth publicly against our President.

The socialist left and the majority of the right are outraged that an outsider has disrupted their globalist agenda. Ill-mannered and uncivilized attacks occur daily throughout America, we’ve all seen it, not just on our highways, but in everyday interactions.

The mere fact that the American people said, “Enough!” and voted for Trump has angered the establishment and the media to the point where they foam at the mouth with their hatred for our President, his family, and his administration. Fox News anchors who support him and the Americans who voted for him are also targets.

Worse yet is the fact that the majority of Republicans are in bed with the left and are doing their best to hinder President Trump from keeping his campaign promises to the American people.

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Muslim Authoritarian Mentality

by Amil Imani

For thousands of years, Arabs lived in authoritarian paternalistic culture. There was always a headman, a chief, a dictator, or a know-it-all who had the answers or resources that had to be followed and obeyed. This “follower mentality” had a great heuristic value. It freed the masses from the often-arduous task of thinking for themselves, taking responsibility, and tackling problems. It was always easier to let someone else do all those chores and simply follow his directives. This type of mentality was ideal for Muslim who did not want to think for themselves.

Authoritarian paternalistic culture ruled the Arabs for as far back as historical records show. Arabs were always headed by an autocrat man. At times, there were councils, all male and usually advisory in function with no or little executive power. The headman embodied in himself all authority: the legislative, the judiciary, and the executive.

The system was a top-down hierarchical, where all directives and decisions were dictated from the top and all people were to serve the top and at the good-pleasure of the top.

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13 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/11/2018

  1. The lovely part about Spain offering to take the ship in is that the crew refused that as apparently Spain is “too far” and “the migrants are tired”. If that’s not human trafficking and blackmailing the Italian government at it’s finest, I don’t know what is. Go back to Africa then, that’s pretty close. In fact, why drag them across the Mediterranian when they were fished out of Lybian waters some 10km from the shore? Human trafficking indeed.

    • You mean “our Libya”

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-12/libya-and-after-photos-go-viral

      the point not being in argument with you, just a reminder that previously there was actually a country there to send people back to, one that would not provide passage to Europe.

      Italy participated.

      So really now it comes down to obtaining some ID, not often possible, and by the looks of it paying for trans Saharan flights , IF there even exists a forced return agreement with the country of origin, and IF there were the political will to do so.

    • Trouble is you cannot stop any ship from sailing in international waters, and you cannot stop it from collecting passengers in Libyan waters ( that is a choice of Libya.. whatever it is at the moment… which has no reason to intervene, even if it were capable). I don’t think there is any western agreement with Libya to return non-Libyans to its shore – you cannot stop people leaving.

      So you are left with western shipping sailing into European country waters with migrants who were rescued, or “rescued”, at sea. All you can do is deny the ship port, or escort it out of territorial waters. If you can prove the ship purposefully collected migrants, not rescued them, then the owner and crew can be tried for trafficking, but this is very hard to prove, and as the crime, or “crime”, was committed outside of say Italian waters, and the ship is not clandestine but asking permission and being obedient to say Italian direction, you really cannot legally accuse it of anything.

      I suppose just returning migrants to Libya is the most sensible, but you are going to have to fund a refugee camp there because Libya cannot care for them, will not want them, and is probably unable to dissuade their arrival there. Once you have a refugee camp of stuck migrants then what? Might dissuade more from appearing, but it might even encourage them as they can then find a managed circumstance and shelter.

      • ‘Once you have a refugee camp of stuck migrants then what? Might dissuade more from appearing, but it might even encourage them as they can then find a managed circumstance and shelter….’

        Why should there be a camp in Lybia? Why should Europe care? Those people spend thousands of euros to cross desert and sea to reach the EU on false passports etc… So why not just drop them on Lybian beach and bye?

        • Because without a camp ( i.e. funding…money…compromise… what you want to call it ) Libya will not accept back the migrants once they have left its territory, which it is free to (not) do. In other words there is no Dublin accord with Libya, and in fact Libya has every motive to just help migrants move on to EU.

          The rest is politics, influence and corruption.

          In theory EU countries could all reject port of entry, and the funded migrant boat would start to look a bit stupid if all opinion went against it – there you are talking in a major shift of public perception, as in they are trafficking. It would have to circle and return to some port in north Africa… would see how long they continue acting as lifeguards, but likely they would just go home.

          What is “interesting” is that Italy’s move has forced the hand, position, of other EU countries into the open. So you have the French president applauding Spain ( Cataluña actually) for allowing the migrants into… EU. Though those migrants may then be EU funded to stay in Spain, equally they will cross over to France in their own time, as French is a much more common African language, and benefits in France are better.

          This is how EU works, it is a hidden theme behind which local politicians can still play the national card without actually playing it, sometimes actually playing an opposite hand.

          It is very chaotic and confusing for local people, unless they just accept of course.

        • Will just add with regards to drop them off on a beach :

          Western authorities ( e.g. they order naval service) are obliged to keep to official convention when acting overtly. So you could say the same for migrants from Turkey… why did they just not just send them back? Turkey said no, not without concessions. If they pick up migrants in international waters beyond Libyan , they must respect national waters and ports afterwards. If they pick up migrants in national waters and then leave to international waters, the same. So if picking up migrants in Libyan national waters saw them returning migrants to Libya due to political pressures…. they would just hang out a little further away in international waters where there would be no obligation by anyone to return those migrants to Libya.

  2. .
    The Communist Subversion of America | Diana West and Stefan Molyneux

    https://youtu.be/N5RLR77bpr4

    Stefan Molyneux
    Publiced 4 juni 2018

    Order “American Betrayal” Now: http://www.fdrurl.com/west-american-b… MP3: https://www.fdrpodcasts.com/#/4111/th… Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/stefan-molyneu… “American Betrayal is America’s lost history, a chronicle that pits Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight David Eisenhower, and other American icons who shielded overlapping Communist conspiracies against the investigators, politicians, defectors, and others (including Senator Joseph McCarthy) who tried to tell the American people the truth.” “American Betrayal shatters the approved histories of an era that begins with FDR’s first inauguration, when “happy days” are supposed to be here again, and ends when we “win” the Cold War. It is here, amid the rubble, where Diana West focuses on the World War II–Cold War deal with the devil in which America surrendered her principles in exchange for a series of Big Lies whose preservation soon became the basis of our leaders’ own self-preservation. It was this moral surrender to deception and self-deception, West argues, that sent us down the long road to moral relativism, “political correctness,” and other cultural ills that have left us unable to ask the hard questions.” Diana West is a journalist and the author of “The Death of the Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization,” “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character” and “The Rebuttal: Defending ‘American Betrayal’ from the Book-Burners.” Website: http://dianawest.net
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/diana_west_ American Betrayal: http://www.fdrurl.com/west-american-b… The Rebuttal: http://www.fdrurl.com/west-the-rebuttal The Death of the Grown-Up: http://www.fdrurl.com/west-grown-up

    • RIGHT!
      Read them. Read them ALL.
      Its a whole new slant on the stuff you know you already know–mixed with the strategic bits that you DON’T.

      Her argument can’t be rebutted–it is simply too well researched and footnoted.

  3. The crescent has absolutely NO right to be there anyway. Not in Austria and not in any other European country. Just shows you how powerful these people perceive themselves to be in Europe. Thank God things are finally changing and some politicians are beginning to take action.

    • But Erdogan absolutely believes that Islam belongs in Europe and any attempt to limit its encroachment into European life is a violation of Muslims’ human rights.

      Compare and contrast this long overdue action by Austria to curb radical mosques to the abhorrent treatment of Pastor Andrew Brunson by the Erdogan government. Charged with attempted “Christianization” of the Turkish population, along with other trumped-up charges, Pastor Brunson has been in jail for almost two years now. The charges against him are outrageous and his imprisonment an abomination, yet Erdogan has no qualms about demanding that Muslims be allowed to Islamize Europe. Hypocrisy, thy name is Recep Tyyip Erdogan.

  4. Re : final item in U.S.A. section, ‘Who is in charge here?’

    Excellent ! Go read the whole piece at the link … News with Views. ! Thanks for posting, Baron.

  5. “For thousands of years, Arabs lived in authoritarian paternalistic culture.”

    Not necessarily so.

    https://www.quora.com/Was-the-name-of-God-Allah-known-in-pre-Islamic-Arabia

    “The Most Mighty” worshiped as uncut aniconic stones Al-Uzza, a Sky (Star) Goddess, associated with the planet Aphrodite (Venus) honored by the Koreishites (the tribe in which Mohammed had come from) as one of their highest Goddesses. She was reputed to accept human sacrifices, which in real terms, one made personal sacrifices (not human sacrifices). The Culture of Sheba in the south of Arabia, present-day Yemen also worshipped Al-Uzza and her sanctuary in a valley on the road from Mecca, was comprised of three Acacia Trees in which she was said to descend. Some scholars believe she may even have been the Goddess of Mecca itself.”

    From

    https://eldermountaindreaming.com/2015/11/05/ourania-and-celestial-seasons-of-mirroring/

    https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/part-two-pre-islam-arab-cultures-matriarchal/

    Etc.

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