Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/20/2018

At the Obama gas station and convenience store in Columbia, South Carolina, a customer got into a heated argument with the store clerk over gas prices. As the customer exited the store, the clerk, Antar Daralhaj, shot him in the buttocks. Well, OK, the news story says “lower body”. But I’ll bet it was his butt.

In other news, tomorrow the Visegrad Four prime ministers will be holding a meeting in Budapest, and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian “Boy” Kurz will be joining them.

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USA
» Alabama College Student Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for ISIS Bombing Plot
» Google’s Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Your Death With 95% Accuracy
» Man Shot During Altercation at Columbia’s Obama Gas Station
» Melania Calls Secret Service on Peter Fonda After Pedo Rape-Cage Tweet
» Sheffield Lake Man Sentenced for Providing Support to ISIS
 
Canada
» Canada Becomes Second Country to Legalize Weed
» Sharia Trumps Canadian Law as Muslim Call to Prayer Rings Out at Toronto City Hall
 
Europe and the EU
» 2018 Malmo Sweden Fatal Shootings Surge, Already Set to Beat 2017 Figure
» Amid Fractious Coalition, Merkel Deputy Resists Eurozone Joint Budget Plan
» Austria to Join Summit of Central European Visegrad Group in Hungary
» Catholic Children Forced to Learn Islamic Songs at Austrian Elementary School
» Denmark is Most Expensive EU Country for Consumer Goods
» Denmark: Gang Member Killed in Copenhagen Shooting
» EU Withdrawal Bill Passed! Lords Forced to Back Down
» Europol: Homegrown Jihadis Behind Most 2017 Attacks
» German Intelligence: Left Wing Violence and Extremism Rising
» Hungary’s Pro-Trump, Populist Government Pushes Soros Crackdown
» Switzerland Welcomes Radicalization
» UK Intelligence Helped Foil at Least Four EU Terror Plots in One Year, Reveals Spy Chief
» UK: Islamic State Iraqi Migrant Tube Bomber Was on Verge of Being Given ‘Deradicalisation’ All Clear
» UK: London Islamic State Affiliate ‘Days’ From Beheading Attack on Theresa May
» UK: Man Arrested After Explosion at North London Railway Station
» Villa Seized From Italian Mafia to be Turned Into LGBT Centre
 
Immigration
» 56-Year-Old Swiss People Smuggler Marries Her 27-Year-Old Migrant Boyfriend in ‘Islamic Ceremony’
» At Least 60 Migrants Drowned in Med Boat Wreck, Survivors Tell Italian NGO
» Body of ‘Raped Dog’ Found Inside Greek Refugee Camp
» EU Plans Summit as Migrant Policy Row Builds
» Germany: Gambian Asylum Seeker Arrested After Sexually Abusing and Robbing 90-Year-Old Woman
» Hungary: Brussels Doesn’t Want to Stop Migration
» Spain: Several Immigrants From the Aquarius Ship Have Already “Disappeared”
» Spanish Students Given 24 Hours to Leave Dorms to Make Room for Aquarius Migrants
» Trump Signs Order Keeping Migrant Families Together at Border, “Zero-Tolerance” To Continue
 
Culture Wars
» Professor Blames Mathematics for “Global Disparities in Wealth”
 

Alabama College Student Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for ISIS Bombing Plot

Aziz Sayyed, a former Alabama college student, was sentenced today to 15 years in federal prison for gathering bomb-making materials and planning to blow up a police building on behalf of the Islamic State group.

Sayyed, 23, pleaded guilty earlier this year to a federal crime of attempting to provide material support or resources to ISIS, a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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

Google’s Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Your Death With 95% Accuracy

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com

Google’s neverending quest to obtain as much information about you as possible has just crossed into a rather eerie territory. The tech company’s artificial intelligence is now so advanced that it can predict when you will die with 95 percent accuracy.

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

Man Shot During Altercation at Columbia’s Obama Gas Station

After a man was shot at the Obama gas station on Farrow Road, police have arrested the store’s clerk, according to a Columbia police statement.

Antar Daralhaj, 20, was arguing with a customer Saturday afternoon about overcharging for gas before the shooting, according to police.

The customer allegedly moved behind the counter during the altercation, cursing and shouting at Baralhaj about returning money, according to the statement. When the customer finally left the store, Daralhaj shot him in the lower body.

The man didn’t have life-threatening injuries, according to the statement.

           — Hat tip: Vlad Tepes [Return to headlines]
 

Melania Calls Secret Service on Peter Fonda After Pedo Rape-Cage Tweet

The office of the First Lady called the Secret Service on Peter Fonda after the Hollywood actor called for kidnapping 11-year-old Barron Trump and throwing him in a cage with pedophiles. In a now-deleted series of vulgar tweets, Fonda wrote “WE SHOULD RIP HIM FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASSHOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO.”

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

Sheffield Lake Man Sentenced for Providing Support to ISIS

A man in Sheffield Lake has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for providing material support to ISIS and for being a felon in possession of firearms, according to the U.S Department of Justice.

Amir Said Rahman Al-Ghazi, 41, who changed his name from Robert C. McCollum last year, pledged his support to the terrorist group and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi via social media in 2014, according to the DOJ.

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

Canada Becomes Second Country to Legalize Weed

Canada is on track to become the first G-7 nation to legalize marijuana, and the second country in the world (after Uruguay), after its Senate approved legislation in a 52-29 vote, paving the way for recreational cannabis to be legally bought and sold within the next few months.

The vote clears the way for the government in Ottawa to take the final step: The ceremonial approval of by the governor-general that would make Bill C-45 law. Still, not all of the details have been ironed out. For example, the date for when the law would take effect remains unclear. And lawmakers have said it will take a few months for producers and retail stores to stock up and get ready for legal sales to begin, according to Bloomberg.

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

Sharia Trumps Canadian Law as Muslim Call to Prayer Rings Out at Toronto City Hall

In 2015, a unanimous Supreme Court of Canada decision ruled that Saguenay, Quebec’s city council could no longer open its meetings with a Catholic prayer stating that in doing so, those meetings infringed on freedom of conscience and religion.

The court stated that religious neutrality: “requires that the state neither favour nor hinder any particular belief.”

But apparently at Toronto City Hall, what’s good for the Catholic goose doesn’t apply to the Islamic gander because recently, according to The Quiggan Report, council chambers hosted a religious ceremony celebrating the breaking of the Ramadan fast.

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

2018 Malmo Sweden Fatal Shootings Surge, Already Set to Beat 2017 Figure

Shooting fatalities in the heavily migrant-populated Swedish city of Malmö are set to exceed 2017’s total, the morbid statistic propelled forward by the recent gang shooting in the area.

The multicultural city has been dealing with a fresh wave of criminal gang violence which surged earlier this week when three people were killed outside an internet cafe in an apparent drive-by shooting.

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

Amid Fractious Coalition, Merkel Deputy Resists Eurozone Joint Budget Plan

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies responded skeptically Wednesday to the German leader’s agreement to a future eurozone budget, adding to a conflict over migration that has shaken the government.

Bavaria’s Christian Social Union party is locked in a dispute with Merkel over its demand that some migrants should be turned back at Germany’s borders. It has given her two weeks to reach agreement with European partners, with Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, the CSU’s leader, threatening to go ahead unilaterally if she doesn’t.

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

Austria to Join Summit of Central European Visegrad Group in Hungary

A summit will be held on Thursday in Budapest with the prime ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4) and the Chancellor of Austria attending, the PM’s press chief said in a statement.

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

Catholic Children Forced to Learn Islamic Songs at Austrian Elementary School

At an elementary school in Linz, Catholic children have to memorise and recite Islamic songs as part of the Islamic Ramadan festival. They were forced to take part and were punished if they refused.

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

Denmark is Most Expensive EU Country for Consumer Goods

Consumer goods and services in Denmark cost 142 percent of the EU average, according to figures published by the European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat.

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

Denmark: Gang Member Killed in Copenhagen Shooting

A 36-year-old man who was killed in a shooting incident in Copenhagen’s Amager district on Tuesday night was a gang member, police have said.

Two men each fired shots at the 36-year-old on the Amagerfælledvej road on Tuesday evening. He later died from his injuries. The victim has been confirmed by police to be connected to organised crime.

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

EU Withdrawal Bill Passed! Lords Forced to Back Down

After more than 250 hours of debate, the EU Withdrawal Bill has passed! The House of Lords passed the bill after peers finally backed down on an amendment allowing Parliament to have a say on the final Brexit deal.

In a vote of 319-303, MPs with a majority of 16 against the amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill, voted over giving MPs a “meaningful vote” on the final Brexit deal.

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

Europol: Homegrown Jihadis Behind Most 2017 Attacks

PARIS (AP) — Europol says armed jihadis plotted or carried out more attacks in Europe last year than in 2016, with a total of 33 attacks either planned or executed.

A report the law enforcement agency issued Wednesday said 10 plots were realized in 2017, most of them committed by homegrown European extremists who had never traveled abroad.

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

German Intelligence: Left Wing Violence and Extremism Rising

BERLIN (AP) — German security officials say left-wing extremists have become more willing to use violence over the past five years.

Figures released by the domestic intelligence agency BfV on Wednesday show the number of left-wing extremists whom authorities consider potentially violent rose 27 percent from 7,100 to about 9,000 between 2012 and 2017.

The number of violent crimes committed by left-wing extremists rose 88 percent during that period, to 1,648 from 876.

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

Hungary’s Pro-Trump, Populist Government Pushes Soros Crackdown

Hungary’s populist government is brimming with confidence after a comfortable election win in April, and is pushing ahead with tough policies on immigration and combating the influence of left-wing Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros.

President Trump spoke with Prime Minister Viktor Orban last week, congratulating him on the formation of the new government.

According to a readout from the White House, the two “agreed on the need for strong national borders” and pledged to keep relations between the two countries strong.

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

Switzerland Welcomes Radicalization

There are approximately 250 mosques in Switzerland, but the authorities do not know who finances them. By rejecting the proposal compelling mosques to disclose who finances them, the Swiss authorities can now remain willfully blind.

The Muslim World League is behind “a whole network of radically-oriented mosques in Switzerland… with the clear intention of spreading Salafist thought here”. — Saïda Keller-Messahli, expert on Islam in Switzerland.

Above all, the Swiss government seems not to have considered the rights of Swiss non-Muslim citizens, who are the ones left to live with the consequences of the government’s ill-thought-out policies.

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

UK Intelligence Helped Foil at Least Four EU Terror Plots in One Year, Reveals Spy Chief

A British spy chief has spoken out among ongoing Brexit talks, revealing UK intelligence helped foil terror plots across the bloc last year, as hardline Brussels bureaucrats move to cut off Britain despite the clear advantage of high-quality British intelligence to European security.

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

UK: Islamic State Iraqi Migrant Tube Bomber Was on Verge of Being Given ‘Deradicalisation’ All Clear

An illegal migrant from Iraq was set to be given the all-clear by the government’s deradicalisation programme shortly before he planted a bomb on a London tube at Parsons Green.

The case of Ahmed Hassan was discussed by a multi-agency panel, aiming to assess his risk of being drawn into terrorism, ten days before he launched the attack, The Times reports. However, they had failed to review his case for months before he struck.

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

UK: London Islamic State Affiliate ‘Days’ From Beheading Attack on Theresa May

An Islamic State-inspired man from north London was “just days away” from launching a bomb and knife attack on 10 Downing Street, aiming to “take the head off” Theresa May, a court has heard.

Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, also considered a sophisticated drone attack on Parliament but chose a “full frontal” suicide attack on the Prime Minister’s residence after undercover spies supplied him with a fake suicide vest.

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

UK: Man Arrested After Explosion at North London Railway Station

London police have arrested a man on suspicion of causing an explosion after a small blast at Southgate station caused a stampede, injuring five.

The 23-year-old male was arrested Wednesday and held on suspicion of an act likely to cause an explosion to injure or damage property, and endangering safety on the railway, reports the BBC. The move came just hours after Metropolitan Police said in a statement “The scene has been examined by specialist officers. It appears at this stage that the cause of the explosion was a battery short circuit.”

It has been widely reported that the faulty battery was from a handheld power drill…

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

Villa Seized From Italian Mafia to be Turned Into LGBT Centre

A property confiscated from a Naples mafia boss is to be put to better use as a shelter for LGBT people fleeing persecution in Italy and overseas.

A gay rights group won permission this month to turn a lakeside villa in the town of Castel Volturno, north of Naples, into a regional refuge for people suffering discrimination for their sexuality or identity, both Italian nationals and migrants arriving on Italy’s southern shores.

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

56-Year-Old Swiss People Smuggler Marries Her 27-Year-Old Migrant Boyfriend in ‘Islamic Ceremony’

A 56-year-old Swiss woman who was arrested and convicted of trying to smuggle her failed asylum seeker lover into Switzerland has now married him in an “Islamic ceremony” in hopes he can remain in Europe.

Barbara Schwager married 27-year-old Pakistani migrant Nadeem Akram in Italy where the couple currently lives following Schwager’s conviction for attempting to illegally smuggle him into Switzerland last year, Blick reports.

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

At Least 60 Migrants Drowned in Med Boat Wreck, Survivors Tell Italian NGO

At least 60 migrants died in the Mediterranean sea when their rubber dinghy sank last week, according to survivor testimonies gathered by a rights group in Sicily.

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

Body of ‘Raped Dog’ Found Inside Greek Refugee Camp

According to the Greek animal welfare webpage Zoosos, on 28th of March 2018 an outrageous denouncement was filed to the Perama police department in Athens, by the staff taking care of stray dogs living in the nearby refugee camp of Skaramagka.

The staff found a little female dog dead at the centre of the camp, covered with a blanket. The little dog had obvious signs of a brutal rape on her genitals, but no other external trauma.

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

EU Plans Summit as Migrant Policy Row Builds

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders from a group of European Union countries, led by Germany and France, will meet Sunday to thrash out possible solutions to a divisive row over migrants.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose own government is in crisis over the management of migrant arrivals, is expected to join the leaders of Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands and Spain for “informal talks” at European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday.

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

Germany: Gambian Asylum Seeker Arrested After Sexually Abusing and Robbing 90-Year-Old Woman

Police arrested a 21-year-old Gambian asylum seeker after he allegedly broke into a nursing home, sexually abused a 90-year-old German woman, and then robbed her.

The Gambian migrant is accused of breaking into the nursing home in the German town of Wendlingen in Baden-Württemberg on May 26th, entering the residence of the elderly woman while she slept, and molesting her in “immoral ways”, according to a press releasedistributed by the Stuttgart public prosecutor.

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

Hungary: Brussels Doesn’t Want to Stop Migration

The deputy head of the European Commission, the UN’s human rights commissioner and the chairman of the Venice Commission have recently “formed a united pro-migration Soros front”, which the Hungarian government will continue to fight to protect Hungarians from illegal migration, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Tuesday in Stockholm.

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

Spain: Several Immigrants From the Aquarius Ship Have Already “Disappeared”

After Pedro Sanchez’s leftist government promised these immigrants all the papers required to remain in Spain and a €532 monthly welfare allowance each, hundreds of these so-called “refugees” have started their own particular “diaspora” according to online newspaper Mediterraneo Digital.

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

Spanish Students Given 24 Hours to Leave Dorms to Make Room for Aquarius Migrants

he Spanish government’s decision to accept a boat carrying more than 600 migrants, a boat that was refused permission to dock by both Italy and Malta, has backfired on a group of students in the city of Alicante, who have been asked to leave their dorms within 24 hours to make room for the refugees. According to RT, Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s newly appointed socialist prime minister who replaced Mariano Rajoy following a no-confidence vote earlier this month, agreed to shelter the passengers of the Aquarius, a group of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who were rescued from rickety vessels in the Mediterranean by the ship. After declaring that “the good times for illegals are over”, Italy’s newly installed anti-immigration government blocked the ship and urged its neighbor, Malta, to accept the migrants. Malta also declined, prompting Spain and its new left-wing government to intervene.

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

Trump Signs Order Keeping Migrant Families Together at Border, “Zero-Tolerance” To Continue

Update 3: President Trump has signed an Executive Order titled “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation” to keep illegal immigrant families together at the border, while stating that his administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy of enforcing Bush-era immigration laws will continue.

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

Professor Blames Mathematics for “Global Disparities in Wealth”

Authored by Toni Airaksinen via Campus Reform

A professor at the University of Exeter claims in a new textbook that learning mathematics can cause “collateral damage” to society by training students in “ethics-free thought.”

“The Ethics of Mathematics: Is Mathematics Harmful” was written by University of Exeter Professor Paul Ernest, and published as a chapter in a 2018 textbook he edited called The Philosophy of Mathematics Education Today.

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

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

  1. ” In other news, tomorrow the Visegrad Four prime ministers will be holding a meeting in Budapest, and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian “Boy” Kurz will be joining them. ”

    I hope Italy will join, too. Can they knock some sense into bedlam Europe/ west?

    Are good things started by one brave decent pwerson, our hero and sensible, reasonable, rational, predictive Orban. I hope that the coming years’ catastrophes will not be compared to the Europe of 1918 and 1939.

  2. Soros, Bloomberg, Zuckerberg, 3 Leftist peas in a pod. Seize their wealth and give it to the masses. Then, send them off to Red China.

    • Nah, man. China’s way too capitalist for their tastes at this point. Venesuela is the best bet. Maybe then they can help them finally “do Communism right,” as they say. 😆

      • Oh dear, I thought you would say send them to Karachi population 29 million or to Kaaba. That would be fun and mental rejuvenation, so as not to mislabel things such as calling the the cult of blood and murder peaceful. Then they will see how Pres, Trump, Orban, Wilders, Netanyahu, Tommy Robinson , , , are decent rational people and criminals are demagogues and deadbrained social blind.

      • Seconded. The good (?) professor needs a dose of Jordan Peterson, on the inherent differences between genders (I won’t get into ethnic ones right now, or we’ll be here all week).

        • Ethnic differences in gender… just… just wow… intersectional hybrid stuff with 1s and 0s that takes a week… you just let us know when you’re going to start on him so we know when you’ll be back with us to answer the (?).

          Watch out for whitey !

  3. Any word on whether the reason that Google AI’s success rate is so high is because it kills you itself? I’m only half joking….

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