Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/13/2018

Despite Matteo Salvini’s declaration that no more migrant rescue boats would be allowed to dock in Italy, a coast guard vessel carrying 900 migrants was cleared to land its passengers in Sicily. Meanwhile, the Italian finance minister cancelled a planned visit to France as part of the row over the French government’s criticism of the Italian stance on migration.

In other news, two Norwegian MPs for the Progress Party nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his recent summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

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Financial Crisis
» The Fed is Not on Our Side
 
USA
» Actor Robert Davi Rips Into Robert Deniro and “Everyone Who Stood Up” At Tony Award Show to Applaud His Vulgar Anti-Trump Comments
» Analyst Explains Why Time is Running Out for Soros
» Asian-American Groups Protest Plan to Diversify Specialized High Schools
» Cudahy Mother Charged in Terrorism Plot to Use Facebook to Promote ISIS, FBI Says
» ISIS Wannabe Gets 15 Years in Federal Prison
» NRA’s Dana Loesch Slams Sen. Liz Warren With Brutally Honest Question After Warren Mocks Trump’s Inauguration [Video]
» NYC Inaugurates First Shrine in World for Persecuted Christians
» Pro-Trump Candidates Win Big on GOP Primary Night
» With Disastrous Results Mounting, Seattle Will Repeal Its New Tax on Employment
 
Europe and the EU
» 8 Bulgarians Raped a 13-Year-Old Girl in Germany
» Claim: Pro-EU Tory Ministers Met Soros-Funded Anti-Brexit Group
» Farage Fury as Verhofstadt Accuses Ex-UKIP Leader of Taking Bungs From Kremlin
» France: Paris Hostage Taker: Moroccan Origin Knife Attacker Transferred to Psychiatric Hospital
» Germany: Police Probe Terror Motive After Tunisian Male Arrested Over ‘Toxic Substances’
» German Interior Minister Forms ‘Axis’ With Austria, Italy Against Merkel
» Germany: AfD Asks Merkel: When Will You Step Down and Take Responsibility for the Damage You Have Done to This Country
» Huge 3,000 Capacity-Mosque With Quranic School to Open in Toulouse, France
» Norway Wants to Double US Troops and Deploy Them Closer to Russia
» Norwegian Lawmakers Nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize
» Poland to Vote on EU Membership, Christian Heritage in Proposed Constitution Referendum
» Sweden: ‘I’ve Felt the Responsibility of Society on My Shoulders for a Year’
» Swedish Police Find Cache of Assault Weapons and Link Findings to Far-Left Group With ‘Political Motive’
» Tommy Robinson Fears for His Life After Being Moved to Heavily Muslim-Populated Prison
» Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Price… by Norway
» UK Security Minister Says Only a Drivers Licence for the Internet Can Bring Back Online Civility
» UK: Family Fears Certain Death as Tommy Robinson Abruptly Moved to Violent Muslim-Dominated Prison
» Viktor Orban: Central Europe is in a Period of Great Creation, We Stand on the Verge of a True Central European Renaissance
» Watch: UKIP Slams ‘Violence and Intimidation’ As Far-Left Mob Shuts Down by-Election Hustings
 
Russia
» World Cup 2018: ISIS Threaten Massacre ‘Like You Have Never Seen’ To Get Revenge on Putin
 
Far East
» China Removes Missiles From South China Sea After Trump’s Successful North Korea Summit
 
Australia — Pacific
» Free Julian Assange NZ — Global Protest — 19th June
 
Immigration
» Asylum Seeker Raped Disabled Belgian Woman for Three Days Hoping for Anchor Baby
» Austria Police, Army to Stage Border Defence War Games as Balkans Warn 80,000 Migrants Headed North
» Belgian Marie Claire Editor on Trial for Allegedly Helping Smuggle Migrants to the UK
» France Has ‘No Right’ To Lecture Italy: Paris Politician Breaks Ranks on Migrant Crisis
» German, Danish Police Raids on Illegal Migrant Sham Marriages
» Italian Ship Brings More Than 900 Rescued Migrants to Sicily
» Italian Minister Cancels France Trip After Migrant Ship Row
» Italy Demands Apology for France’s ‘Hypocritical’ Criticism on Migrants
» Smuggled ‘Aquarius Migrants’ To Receive 495 Euros of Welfare Every Month in Spain
» Syrian Refugee in Germany Gets 7-Year Sentence for Fighting With ISIS
» ‘We Must Stick Together’ Desperate Merkel Urges ‘Fragile’ EU to Unite Over Migrant Crisis
 
Culture Wars
» Jordan Peterson: Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids [Video]
» Paul Craig Roberts: In the Western World, Truth is an Endangered Species
 

The Fed is Not on Our Side

Going to make today’s post short and sweet.

Recently the market has gotten somewhat excited that the Federal Reserve might slow down the rate of Federal Funds tightening. This has been the result of three developments:

A few speeches from FOMC Board members that indicated the Federal Reserve was concerned about the flattening yield curve, and that the Fed’s goal would be to ensure it doesn’t invert.

A recent phenomenon where the effective Fed funds rate is trading at a higher spread to IOER (interest on excess reserves).

The increasing troubles in certain emerging market countries as US dollar liquidity has tightened.

Between these three concerns, the market has built a “dovish hike” into today’s FOMC announcement. Many participants believe the Fed is more likely to slow the pace of tightenings as opposed to increasing it.

Well, sold to them.

I am not claiming to know what the correct policy should be, but I am confident that Jerome Powell’s Federal Reserve will not alter course for any of these three reasons.

The Federal Reserve will hike at least every other meeting until something breaks. Full stop.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Actor Robert Davi Rips Into Robert Deniro and “Everyone Who Stood Up” At Tony Award Show to Applaud His Vulgar Anti-Trump Comments

TMZ caught up with actor Robert Davi at the airport and asked him how felt about De Niro’s “F**k Trump” using the Tony Awards as a platform to trash Trump. Davi responded, “I think it was disgusting, it was disgusting. He shouldn’t have done it. It wasn’t the place for it. It’s art, and art unites people, it doesn’t separate people. No matter how you feel about a presidential or a certain candidate, you know, this is still America and you should have respect and still have a certain decorum.”

Davi pressed his face closer to the camera and spoke directly to Robert DeNiro, telling him, “I respect you as and actor, but it was disgusting what you did, and everyone who stood up.”

Davi told the TMZ reporter that he didn’t agree with Barack Obama as a president, but he respected him, and when he met him, he shook his hand.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Analyst Explains Why Time is Running Out for Soros

US billionaire George Soros may soon lose his veneer of being more powerful than any national politician, according to Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel. Speaking to Sputnik, Ortel explains Soros’ “unregulated globalism” and what’s behind the magnate’s fear of US President Donald Trump.

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

Asian-American Groups Protest Plan to Diversify Specialized High Schools

In an op-ed in Chalkbeat on Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his plan to diversify New York City’s Specialized High Schools, which includes eliminating the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) and offering more summer session spots to economically disadvantaged students. Reaction to the mayor’s proposal was mixed, with some Asian-American groups swiftly condemning the plan as racially biased.

The Department of Education has struggled to find ways to diversify these specialized high schools. While black and Hispanic students account for 67 percent of public school students, they only made up 10 percent of the offers at these specialized high schools in the most recent school year. Asian-Americans, who make up 16 percent of public school students, received 52 percent of the offers in the past year.

Kenneth Chiu, president of the New York City Asian-American Democratic Club, spoke to NY1 on Monday at a meeting in Sunset Park. “He never had this problem when Stuyvesant [High School] was all white. He never had this problem when Stuyvesant was all Jewish,” Chiu said. “All of a sudden, they see one too many Chinese and they say, ‘Hey, it isn’t right.’“

De Blasio was also accused of stereotyping against Asian-Americans who attend, or strive to attend, these specialized high schools. “De Blasio is a little biased,” Karlin Chan said, speaking to CBS2 on Monday. “It showed implicit bias when he said all Asians are economically sound, well, we can afford tutoring. That sounds like a racist statement to me that reinforces a negative stereotype.”

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Cudahy Mother Charged in Terrorism Plot to Use Facebook to Promote ISIS, FBI Says

A Cudahy woman hacked social media accounts, including Facebook, to recruit on behalf of the Islamic State terrorist group and to provide instruction on such terrorism basics as making explosives and biological weapons including ricin, according to a federal criminal complaint.

Waheba Issa Dais, a 45-year-old mother of two, is in federal custody after being charged with providing “material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization,” the criminal complaint states. She appeared before a federal magistrate Wednesday and is scheduled to return to court Friday to determine bail.

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

ISIS Wannabe Gets 15 Years in Federal Prison

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Lackawanna man who tried to join ISIS will be spending the next 15 years in a federal prison, after being sentenced in U.S. District Court on Monday.

Arafat Nagi, 47, traveled to Turkey twice in 2012 and 2014 to join the terrorist group in Syria, although Nagi told Judge Richard Arcara his intentions in joining ISIS were strictly for humanitarian purposes.

Nagi raised suspicions among his Lackawanna neighbors by constantly voicing support for ISIS and its leader, Abu Bakr al Bagdadi. That led to tips from the community to federal authorities in the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York.

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

NRA’s Dana Loesch Slams Sen. Liz Warren With Brutally Honest Question After Warren Mocks Trump’s Inauguration [Video]

The NRA’s Dana Loesch is spot on in her rebuke of Senator Elizabeth Warren who behaved like a child during a speech. She made the claim that she felt she just had to go to the Trump inauguration. She then claimed that witnessing the inauguration is “burned into the backs of her eyeballs…Huh??? Who says that? Can you imagine if a Republican Senator said something like that about attending Obama’s inauguration? You can bet that Senator would feel the heat from the Democrats! Have you ever seen such hypocrisy?

Thank you, Dana Loesch for saying what everyone’s thinking about phony Liz Warren!

“What has Elizabeth Warren done by the way? Except try to appropriate American Indian, Native American ethnicity for her own professional and personal gain. And never apologized for it and continued to lie about it. Even to this day.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NYC Inaugurates First Shrine in World for Persecuted Christians

The Catholic Church in New York has inaugurated the first Shrine in the world dedicated to prayer for persecuted Christians, with the blessing of the icon of Our Lady of Aradin, “Mother of the Persecuted Church,” at St. Michael’s parish Wednesday.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, said he hopes the shrine will be a place “to pray for all the displaced Christians of the Middle East,” and for the whole world.

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

Pro-Trump Candidates Win Big on GOP Primary Night

Pro-Trump candidates won big across the board on a GOP primary night that suggests the President’s MAGA message is resonating with Americans more than ever.

South Carolina Representative Mark Sanford, an outspoken Trump critic throughout 2016 and 2017, was defeated by his challenger Ms. Katie Arrington after Trump tweeted support for Arrington.

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

With Disastrous Results Mounting, Seattle Will Repeal Its New Tax on Employment

How disastrous does a tax have to be to get the business-hating liberals who passed it to admit they screwed up and repeal it?

Turns out, this disastrous:

The about-face shows how severely the tax debate polarized Seattle, pitting some politicians and city residents against big employers like Amazon, Starbucks Corp. andNordstrom Inc.

It also reflects the depth of divisions about how best to deal with growing homelessness in West Coast cities where wealth, spurred by technology companies and other fast-growing businesses, has raised the cost of living, pushing more people into poverty and homelessness. […] Think about the logic of this: You want to help the homeless, so you put a tax on the thing that would help homeless people the most — a job. And in the course of doing so, you also add to the cost of creating jobs for everyone else too.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

8 Bulgarians Raped a 13-Year-Old Girl in Germany

The victim was attacked on April 21, but the authorities kept the incident secret because of her security, says Bild.de.

The youngsters who are identified are between the ages of 14 and 16. They met the girl in a park in the city and repeatedly raped her. The victim returned from swimming practice. They also shot everything with their mobile phones.

Before that, the girl was attacked by the same youngsters, but only verbally. According to the investigators, they planned the rape and waited for the victim.

In the end, the girl was rescued by an accidentally passing woman who boldly threw herself on the attackers and then called the police.

So far, 6 of the youths involved in the rape have been detained and the other two are being searched.

           — Hat tip: Vlad Tepes [Return to headlines]
 

Claim: Pro-EU Tory Ministers Met Soros-Funded Anti-Brexit Group

Three government ministers have met with the Soros-funded group Best for Britain, which is taking foreign money to fight to overturn the Brexit referendum, reports claim.

The anti-Brexit members of the government held a series of talks with the group as it attempts to push them and MPs to oppose Prime Minister Theresa May and her stated aim for the UK to leave the European Union (EU), The Telegraph reports.

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

Farage Fury as Verhofstadt Accuses Ex-UKIP Leader of Taking Bungs From Kremlin

Nigel Farage has returned fire in a European Union Parliament spat with Guy Verhofstadt who accused the Brexiteer of receiving funds from Vladimir Putin to help bring the Brussels project to its knees.

Mr Verhofstadt said: “Inside the European Union we have a fifth column amongst us. I call them the cheerleaders of Putin: Farage, Le Pen, Wilders, and the friends of them are sitting here.”

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

France: Paris Hostage Taker: Moroccan Origin Knife Attacker Transferred to Psychiatric Hospital

PARIS (AFP) — A man who took two people hostage in central Paris was transferred to a psychiatric ward Wednesday, a day after the four-hour standoff in which he doused a woman in petrol and held a knife to her throat.

The Moroccan-born 26-year-old was arrested on Tuesday evening after the hostage-taking at the offices of a company in a bustling area of the central 10th arrondissement known for its bars and restaurants.

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

Germany: Police Probe Terror Motive After Tunisian Male Arrested Over ‘Toxic Substances’

FRANKFURT AM MAIN (AFP) — German police have arrested a Tunisian man after discovering “toxic substances” at his flat in Cologne, officials said Wednesday, with prosecutors not ruling out a possible terror motive.

The man and his wife, whose nationality was not released, were detained late Tuesday night after officers raided their flat and came across “unknown substances” that are now being analysed by specialists, Cologne police said in a statement.

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

German Interior Minister Forms ‘Axis’ With Austria, Italy Against Merkel

The hardline interior ministers of Austria, Germany and Italy have formed an “axis of the willing” to combat illegal immigration, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Wednesday, escalating a Europe-wide row over the issue.

The announcement by Kurz in Berlin after talks with German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer marks a shot across the bow at Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is trying to pull together a deal for EU cooperation on placing asylum seekers.

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

Germany: AfD Asks Merkel: When Will You Step Down and Take Responsibility for the Damage You Have Done to This Country

Gottfried Curio, an MP of Germany’s patriotic AfD party, confronts Angela Merkel with all the mistakes she has made and the terrible effects they have on the country. He asks her: When will you step down?

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

Huge 3,000 Capacity-Mosque With Quranic School to Open in Toulouse, France

After 13 years of construction, ‘The Grand Mosque of Toulouse’ is set to open its doors on June 23rd. France’s La Depeche reports.

As well as donations from local Muslims, the mosque was funded by Algeria’s Minister of Religious Affair, who gave 213,000 euros to the project, and the Government of Kuwait, who donated 131,000 euros.

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

Norway Wants to Double US Troops and Deploy Them Closer to Russia

Norway will ask the United States to double the number of US troops stationed in the country and deploy them nearer the border with Russia, the government said Tuesday.

           — Hat tip: Charles Low [Return to headlines]
 

Norwegian Lawmakers Nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Two Norwegian lawmakers representing the populist party in the country’s legislature have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The lawmakers told their local media that Trump has “taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea.” The nomination comes after Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway took a swipe at former President Barack Obama’s own Nobel Peace Prize saying “look, the last president was handed Nobel Peace Prize. This president is actually going to earn it.”

The Nobel committee notes that one of the categories of people eligible to nominate individuals are “Members of national assemblies and national governments (cabinet members/ministers) of sovereign states as well as current heads of states.” Currently there are “330 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 out of which 216 are individuals and 114 are organizations.”

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

Poland to Vote on EU Membership, Christian Heritage in Proposed Constitution Referendum

Questions on EU membership, support for the traditional family, and Europe’s “more than 1,000-year-old Christian heritage” have been included in referendum plans put forward by Poland’s conservative president.

President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday put forward 15 questions that citizens should be asked in a referendum planned for later this year, which will be the first vote of its kind for Poland since it joined the bloc.

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

Sweden: ‘I’ve Felt the Responsibility of Society on My Shoulders for a Year’

A week after Rakhmat Akilov was handed a life sentence for the April 2017 terror attack in Stockholm, The Local sat down with Hans Ihrman, public prosecutor in the terror trial, to learn more about what he described as a “rollercoaster” of a year working on the case.

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

Swedish Police Find Cache of Assault Weapons and Link Findings to Far-Left Group With ‘Political Motive’

In a container in Taberg Swedish police found several automatic weapons, police uniforms and wigs, Aftonbladet reports.

Police were alerted to check a broken container in the town and found several assault weapons. Several arrests have been made and the focus of the investigation is shifting from a robbery to a political motive as two persons are connected to a far-left extremist movement.

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

Tommy Robinson Fears for His Life After Being Moved to Heavily Muslim-Populated Prison

Fears for the safety of Tommy Robinson are mounting after it was revealed that he has been moved to a heavily Muslim-populated prison in the United Kingdom and has already been on the receiving end of death threats.

Robinson was jailed last month for a “breach of the peace” while live streaming a trial involving Muslim rape gang outside Leeds Crown Court.

He was initially held in a low security prison with a low Muslim population.

However, today it was revealed by Robinson’s manager Caolan Robertson that the activist has now been moved to another prison that has a large Muslim prison population.

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

Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Price… by Norway

The summit in Singapore has made US President Donald Trump “a man of peace,” according to two Norwegian parliamentary representatives (from the Frp party), and as NRK reports, they have nominated him for the most gifted award of all of them.

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

UK Security Minister Says Only a Drivers Licence for the Internet Can Bring Back Online Civility

A bad idea that continues to persist is a favorite of many government officials. The problem with the internet is anonymity, according to them. Wouldn’t we all be better off if we were forced to identify ourselves before using social media platforms? The theory is people won’t say mean, stupid, or regrettable things if their posts and comments are linked to their real names. Several years of Facebook-only commenting systems has proven this wrong.

And yet the idea continues to be pushed by European politicians and DHS officials. The latest to call for an internet drivers license is UK security minister Ben Wallace. His theory is the use of real names and verifiable info will inflict mass civility on the internet, which is currently home to roving bands of ruffians and Wild West content. [Paywall ahead.] [Alternate link to article provided by Alec Muffet, who has helpfully taken a screenshot of the print edition.]

Ben Wallace, a former soldier, said bullying and grooming occurred on social media because offenders believed they cannot be identified. “It is mob rule on the internet. You shouldn’t be able to hide behind anonymity as much as you can now,” he added.

Of course, it will all be so easy to implement in Wallace’s limited view. After all, banks authenticate users’ identities, so it stands to reason people will be happy to turn over names, addresses, phone numbers, and whatever else might be demanded in exchange for the heightened possibility of being doxed, sued, or exposed to overbroad prosecutorial efforts.

Wallace says there’s a damn good reason to demand ID from everyone on the internet: the children.

[Comment: Globalists using children safety excuse to impose an Orwellian agenda…ironic, since elite ranks are infested with pedophiles.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Family Fears Certain Death as Tommy Robinson Abruptly Moved to Violent Muslim-Dominated Prison

U.K. officials have moved political prisoner Tommy Robinson from the safety of Hull prison, where he was serving out a 13-month sentence, to Onley, near Birmingham.

The move, which happened on June 12, effectively hurls Robinson into what supporters say is certain death.

Onley, a notoriously violent prison, is overrun by Muslim gangs and has a reputation for riots. InfoWars’s Paul Joseph Watson is reporting Onley has a 71 per cent Muslim population.

Watson tweeted inmates were banging on Robinson’s cell all night chanting death threats. According to a press release, Robinson’s family confirms he has received numerous death threats from Muslim inmates who object to Robinson’s critique of radical Islam.

They’ve also reported he is sleeping in an unheated cell that has nothing but a thin mattress. The family believes the abrupt move, which happened without warning, was intended to disrupt a new legal appeal being put together in his defense.

The family also believes the U.K. court system is intentionally putting Robinson’s life in danger.

           — Hat tip: Vlad Tepes [Return to headlines]
 

Viktor Orban: Central Europe is in a Period of Great Creation, We Stand on the Verge of a True Central European Renaissance

Prime Minister Viktor Orban described his talks with Slovak counterpart Peter Pellegrini on Tuesday as a “meeting of two successful countries in a successful region”.

Slovak-Hungarian cooperation and the Visegrad Group partnership contribute to the success of a common Europe, Orban told a joint press conference in Parliament after the meeting. The V4 is no longer an alliance of poor countries but composed of countries whose economies are characterised by “dynamism, financial discipline and great plans”, he added.

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

Watch: UKIP Slams ‘Violence and Intimidation’ As Far-Left Mob Shuts Down by-Election Hustings

A husting for the Lewisham East by-election was shut down by abusive “anti-fascists” who shouted “UKIP scum” at the party’s candidate and disrupted his speech.

Labour’s candidate in the by-election, to be held this Thursday, appeared to support cancelling the event and a senior member of the party attended the protest.

Around 50 so-called “anti-fascists”, holding signs made by the radical left wing group Stand Up to Racism, attempted to block the entrance to the event at the Catford Salvation Army Hall Tuesday evening.

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

World Cup 2018: ISIS Threaten Massacre ‘Like You Have Never Seen’ To Get Revenge on Putin

Jihadis have been told footie fans they face a “massacre that has never been seen in history before” at the World Cup.

Russia kicks off the tournament with a match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow against Saudi Arabia.

Cyber security firm Sixgill — which monitors ISIS activity on the dark web and in encrypted apps — revealed the latest threat to Daily Star Online.

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

China Removes Missiles From South China Sea After Trump’s Successful North Korea Summit

Gateway Pundit is now reporting that following a successful summit in Singapore between President Trump and North Korean leader Chairman Kim Jong Un, new data released by Israeli Private Intelligence Firm ImageSat shows that China has removed anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles from Woody Island, in the South China Sea.

The unusual and sudden move to remove the missiles from the South China Sea, one of the most critical stretches of ocean in the world, is widely seen by policy experts as a nod of approval to President Trump, following a successful Summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Free Julian Assange NZ — Global Protest — 19th June

Press Release June 14,2018

Attention Kiwis: please join the urgent global effort to free Julian Assange — Tue 19 June, Wellington

Thousands of Wikileaks supporters worldwide will hold protests at U.K and U.S Embassies on June 19th, 2018 to demand that the Governments of Australia, United States and United Kingdom pardon Assange and free the publisher from any potential indictment or charges in the U.S.

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

Asylum Seeker Raped Disabled Belgian Woman for Three Days Hoping for Anchor Baby

A 30-year-old asylum seeker in Belgium has been sentenced to four years imprisonment after he raped a mentally disabled woman hoping to get her pregnant so he could use the child as an excuse to remain in the country.

The migrant, named Karim, met with the 19-year-old girl in November 2014 in the city of Liege and held her for three days at a squat where he was living, raping her repeatedly, Belgian newspaper La Dernière Heure reports.

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

Austria Police, Army to Stage Border Defence War Games as Balkans Warn 80,000 Migrants Headed North

Austrian troops will carry out exercises preparing the nation’s border defence against a migration influx later this month after Balkans police warned 80,000 third-world migrants are heading towards Western Europe.

With up to 1,000 police officers, soldiers, and riot police set to take part in June, the drill will be Austria’s largest ever border patrol exercise, according to Kronen Zeitung, Austria’s best-selling newspaper.

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

Belgian Marie Claire Editor on Trial for Allegedly Helping Smuggle Migrants to the UK

Editor-in-chief of the Belgian edition of the women’s magazine Marie Claire, Anouk Van Gestel, and another Belgian journalist are on trial accused of aiding migrants trying to cross illegally to the UK.

The trial of Van Gestel and Myriam Berghe, a journalist at Femmes d’Aujourd’hui (Women of Today), along with ten others began last week at a court in Dendermonde near the Belgian capital of Brussels and sees both journalists accused of aiding people trafficking.

Specifically, Van Gestel is accused of aiding a 17-year-old Sudanese migrant named Mohamed, according to a report from January, and calling on friends to help him reach the UK, broadcaster Franceinfo reports.

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

France Has ‘No Right’ To Lecture Italy: Paris Politician Breaks Ranks on Migrant Crisis

THE President of the French Senate said Italy’s decision to turn away a migrant rescue boat with more than 600 people on board should be interpreted as a cry for help.

French and Italian officials became embroiled in a war of words after Paris accused Rome of “cynicism” and urged it to reconsider its decision to reject a stranded migrant ship.

Italy is faced with a humanitarian crisis showing no sign of abating and can no longer cope with the burden alone, Gérard Larcher told Europe 1 radio.

He said: “We have no right to lecture a country we have abandoned for the past three years. More than 700,000 migrants [have landed on Italy’s shores since 2013]. And the Italians have been left to cope alone.”

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

German, Danish Police Raids on Illegal Migrant Sham Marriages

BERLIN (AP) — More than 150 German and Danish police officers searched a dozen apartments and offices Wednesday in a joint cross-border raid on an illegal human trafficking network that focused on arranging hundreds of sham marriages.

In a separate but coordinated operation in eastern Germany, several locations were also searched on allegations that traffickers arranged sham marriages for foreigners trying to live in Germany without valid papers.

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

Italian Ship Brings More Than 900 Rescued Migrants to Sicily

An Italian coastguard ship carrying more than 900 migrants was allowed to dock in Sicily on Wednesday, shortly after Italy controversially turned away a foreign vessel with rescued migrants on board.

The Diciotti ship arrived at the port of Catania and the migrants began to disembark, an AFP photographer saw.

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Italian Minister Cancels France Trip After Migrant Ship Row

(AP) — Italy’s finance minister has canceled a planned meeting in Paris with his French counterpart after the two countries clashed over Italy’s decision to refuse entry to a migrant rescue ship.

The office of Finance Minister Giovanni Tria confirmed Wednesday’s meeting with Bruno Le Maire had been scrapped. Le Maire’s office confirmed the cancellation. No reason was given by either office.

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Italy Demands Apology for France’s ‘Hypocritical’ Criticism on Migrants

Italy on Wednesday summoned the French ambassador and postponed planned finance talks, in an escalating diplomatic spat with France over the handling of a migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.

The Italian government considers France’s criticism of its decision to refuse entry to a boat carrying more than 600 people rescued at sea “unacceptable”, Foreign Affairs Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi stated.

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

Smuggled ‘Aquarius Migrants’ To Receive 495 Euros of Welfare Every Month in Spain

The 629 migrants smuggled by the French NGO SOS Mediterranée from waters off the coast of Libya on Saturday will, once they arrive in Spain, potentially receive a monthly welfare payment of 495 euros.

The new welfare program known as ‘minimum social inclusion’ was adopted by the autonomous Valencia’s community.

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

Syrian Refugee in Germany Gets 7-Year Sentence for Fighting With ISIS

BERLIN — A German court has convicted a Syrian refugee on allegations he fought on the side of the Islamic State group in his country’s civil war.

The regional court in Duesseldorf sentenced the man, identified only as Saleh A. for privacy reasons, to seven years in prison after finding him guilty on Wednesday of membership in foreign terrorist groups, manslaughter and other charges.

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‘We Must Stick Together’ Desperate Merkel Urges ‘Fragile’ EU to Unite Over Migrant Crisis

Angela Merkel said it was time for EU member states to stop bickering over the issue and instead agree on a “unified approach”.

Her plea for unity comes after Italy’s new populist government turned away a migrant rescue boat with more than 629 people on board.

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Jordan Peterson: Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids [Video]

Dangerous people are filling the heads of young people with dangerous nonsense. Who are these people? They are what Jordan Peterson calls “the post-modernists:” neo-Marxist professors who dominate our colleges and universities. And here’s the worst part: we are financing these nihilists with tax dollars, alumni gifts and tuition payments. Time to wise up.

TRANSCRIPT: You may not realize it, but you are currently funding some dangerous people.

They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology. They have made it their life’s mission to undermine Western civilization itself, which they regard as corrupt, oppressive and “patriarchal.”

If you’re a taxpayer — or paying for your kid’s liberal arts degree — you’re underwriting this gang of nihilists.

You’re supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective; that all sex differences are socially constructed; and that Western imperialism is the sole source of all Third World problems. They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive” activism at a college near you.

They produce the mobs that violently shut down campus speakers; the language police who enshrine into law use of fabricated gender pronouns; and the deans whose livelihoods depend on madly rooting out discrimination where little or none exists.

Their thinking took hold in Western universities in the ‘60s and ‘70s, when the true believers of the radical left became the professors of today. And now we rack up education-related debt — not so that our children learn to think critically, write clearly, or speak properly, but so they can model their mentors’ destructive agenda.

It’s now possible to complete an English degree and never encounter Shakespeare — one of those dead white males whose works underlie our “society of oppression.”

To understand and oppose the post-modernists, the ideas by which they orient themselves must be clearly identified.

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Paul Craig Roberts: In the Western World, Truth is an Endangered Species

Nowhere in the Western world is truth respected. Even universities are imposing censorship and speech control. Governments are shutting down, and will eventually criminalize, all explanations that differ from official ones. The Western world no longer has a print and TV media.

In its place there is a propaganda ministry for the ruling elite.

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

  1. “Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Price… by Norway”

    What a delicious irony this would be if it happened. Liberal haters would go crazy.

  2. Angela Merkel said it was time for EU member states to stop bickering over the issue and instead agree on a “unified approach”.

    Ach well, the V4 would immediately send torpedo boats, probably Polish ones since only they have them…

  3. Poor Tommy Robinson…in the process of being physically sacrificed by Teresa May’s gubmint on the altar of PC. He’ll leave prison a shadow of his former self, if he leaves at all.

  4. Does anyone know the joke about the good ship Lo… eh I mean Aquarius heading for Valencia for a delivery?

    Well it didn’t.
    After it left it’s position South of Sicily under escort of a single Italian coastguard vessel it made a beeline to the Italian island of Sardinia. Both ships are currently and merrily steaming up the East coast of Sardinia hugging the coast and northward.

    Hey come back you guys Spain is thataway!

      • Yes I know. They must re-supply but they could have done so much easier somewhere on the South coast of Sicily.

        • Maybe weather or currents also ?

          But you never know, they might end up in Marseille after all… seeing that Macrotte was so jubilant welcoming migrants to other countries they might figure docking in France is not a bad idea… would like to see the official reaction to Aquarius hanging out off Nice .

      • They are still heading north as of 200 PM Central Time US. Their official destination is Valencia. Maybe they are heading to the French Riviera so the passengers can hang out with the liberal rich and famous. Didn’t France say they were welcome in France?

        • At this moment the convoy is on a westerly heading rounding the Northern tip of Sardinia between the French island of Corsica to the North and Italian Sardinia to the South.
          They have been joined by a small Italian coastguard vessel and a French coastguard vessel doing what a French coastguard vessel is supposed to do, guarding the French coast.

  5. A couple of links on Tommy Robinson.

    This one is authentic it seems

    https://thebritishjournal.net/firefighter-suspended-over-supportive-social-media-posts-for-tommy-robinson/

    which I found after searching up Booth to source this

    https://www.facebook.com/caz.booth.7/posts/2514731301885633

    which is not confirmed. Note the 71% muslim (why such a techy number) is said to be TRs impression. All east midlands jails have well under 50% muslim populatiom apparently, but the various wings where prisoners are confined may differ and give the higher figure. Not sure on this, the point being maybe that if TR says not good re. inmates then most likely so.

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