Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/9/2018

An NGO migrant “rescue” vessel carrying 87 migrants has finally landed in Spain, after being refused permission to land in Italy. Meanwhile, the Spanish town of Irun, which is close to the border with France, has seen a significant increase in migrant activity as culture-enrichers gather there while they wait to sneak into France.

In other news, an appeals court in France has refused the request by the Swiss philosopher Tariq Ramadan to be released from jail, where he has been languishing after being charged with two counts of sexual assault.

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Financial Crisis
» Italian Consumption, Incomes Struggling to Recover — European Central Bank
» Lord Rothschild: The New World Order is at Risk
 
USA
» “Dirty Jobs” Host Mike Rowe Absolutely Destroys Guy Who Called Him a White Nationalist
» “It’s Going to Blow Up on Them”: Giuliani Says Mueller’s Team in Deep Trouble
» “This Thing’s Massive” — 14,000 Fight Devastating California Fires, 2 Arsonists Charged as Death Toll Rises
» Did a Virginia-Based Imam Just Say That America Will be a Muslim Nation? [Video]
» Judicial Watch Receives Great News About Unsealing Depositions of Obama’s Crooked IRS Official Lois Lerner
» Mueller’s “Star Witness” Falls Apart…
» Muslim Org Demands Hyatt to Cease Hosting Annual Conference
» The War to Destroy Alex Jones, Part 3
» The War to Destroy Alex Jones, Part 2
» The War to Destroy Alex Jones, Part 1
» Twitter Has Dystopian Plans to Include Off-Platform Behaviour in Their Terms of Service
» Update: Fox News Reports That Wahhaj’s Father is an Unindicted Co-Conspirator in the 1993 WTC Bombing:
» Video: Masked ANTIFA Thug Attacks Security Guard With Megaphone
 
Europe and the EU
» Britain’s Home Secretary Refuses to Fly the Union Jack at All Border Posts After Britain Leaves the EU
» Burqas as Security Threats: How Criminals and Terrorists Use the Islamic Face Veil
» Denmark’s Second Largest Party Looks to Follow Brexit Britain’s Lead
» EU Plans Online Terrorist Content Crackdown
» Hungarian Ruling Party of Viktor Orban Maintains Stable Lead
» ‘Italy’s Interest, Not Theirs!’ Italian PM Pledges to Fight Brussels Over Mountain of Debt
» Lawless: 80% of Brits Feel Police Now Less Able to Protect People
» Migrant Rescue Ship Docks in Spain Again After Italy Refusal
» Petition: Stop the Political Persecution of Tommy Robinson!
» Rape-Accused Scholar Ramadan Loses Latest Bid to be Freed From French Jail
» Special Investigation: UK Becomes “Acid Attack Capital of the World”
» Stockholm Terrorist Heavily Beaten in Swedish Prison Cell
» Total of 93 Died in Greek Fires, Including Firefighter’s Wife and Baby
» UK: Boris Was Right: 59% of Brits Support Banning the Burka in Public
» UK: Guilty: Robbers Using Islamic Burqa Disguise ‘Torture and Kill’ Jeweller
» UK: Khan’s London: Moped Crime Surging, 97 Percent of Incidents Go Unsolved
» UK: Remainers Could be Forgetting a Vital Problem With New Anti-Brexit Party, Says Professor
» UK: Soros-Funded Hope Not Hate Forced to Retract Smear Against Jewish Activist
 
Middle East
» Another Trump Win: Germany’s Central Bank Stops $400 Million Cash Delivery to Iran
 
Far East
» “The Outlook Has Become Grim”: Trump Trade War Causing “Rare Cracks” Within China’s Communist Party
 
Latin America
» Ecuador Accused of Being “Worms Living in America’s Anus” For Silencing Assange
» Julian Assange Latest: WikiLeaks Founder ‘Considering Shock Ecuador Embassy Exit’
 
Immigration
» Facebook is Helping ‘Lure Migrants to Their Deaths by Failing to Take Down Adverts Posted by People Smugglers’
» Massachusetts Man Arrested for Tweet Offering $500 to Kill ICE Agents
» Migrant Saved by Swedish Refugee Activist Turns Out to be a Wife Beating Child Abuser
» Migrant Crisis: Over Half of Criminal Suspects in Vienna Are Foreigners, Rape and Murder Up
» Rise in Migrant Crime Makes 73% of Swedes Think Country is Going in the Wrong Direction
» Spain-France Border Town Sees Marked Increase in Migrants
 
Culture Wars
» Argentina Rejects Legalizing Abortion in Major Pro-Life Victory
» YouTube Adds “Fact Checks” to Videos Skeptical of Man-Made Climate Change
 

Italian Consumption, Incomes Struggling to Recover — European Central Bank

The European Central Bank said in its economic bulletin on Thursday that consumer spending and income levels are struggling to recover in Italy after the crisis.

“Ten years after the start of the Great Recession private consumption in Germany and France stands about 10% higher than before it began,” the ECB said.

According to the bank “Consumption in Italy and Spain has not yet recovered completely.”

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

Lord Rothschild: The New World Order is at Risk

Over the past three years, an unexpected voice of caution has emerged from one of the most legendary families in finance: Lord Jacob Rothschild. Lord Jacob Rothschild

Readers may recall that as part of the RIT Capital Partners 2014 annual report commentary, the scion of Rothschild family warned that “the geopolitical situation is most dangerous since WWII.” One year later, Jacob Rothschild again warned about the outcome of “what is surely the greatest experiment in monetary policy in the history of the world”, and then again in August 2017 he cautioned that “share prices have in many cases risen to unprecedented levels at a time when economic growth is by no means assured.”

Little did he know that they were only going to keep rising, but related to that, he also made another warning which the market has so far blissfully ignored:

The period of monetary accommodation may well be coming to an end. Geopolitical problems remain widespread and are proving increasingly difficult to resolve.

Fast forward to today when in the latest half-year commentary from RIT Capital Partners, Lord Rothschild has made his latest warning to date, this time focusing on the global economic system that was established after WWII, and which he believes is now in jeopardy.

[Comment: Sounds like good news…wanna bet his “solution” will be even more centralization?]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“Dirty Jobs” Host Mike Rowe Absolutely Destroys Guy Who Called Him a White Nationalist

“Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe went off on a guy who claimed Rowe is a “white nationalist”. The usual happy-go-lucky Rowe was clearly ticked when he wrote back to Chuck Adkins.

Chuck Adkins asked Rowe: “One of the tenants of white nationalism is that college educated people are academic elitists. Comment? No? I’m not surprised. You never take a political stand because you don’t want to alienate anybody. Its bad for business. I get it. But there is a current of anti intellectualism in this country — promoted by Republicans. Those people love you, and they think your initiative is their initiative. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is kickin our ass academically.”

Rowe responded with a blistering rebuke of Adkins and the liberal media:

“Since we’re being candid, allow me to say how much I dislike your post. Everything about it annoys me — your smug and snarky tone, your appalling grammar, your complete lack of evidence to support your claims, and of course, the overarching logical fallacy that informs your entire position,” Rowe wrote. “What really bugs me though, is the fact that you’re not entirely wrong. It’s true; I haven’t shared any political opinions this week, in part anyway, because doing so might very well be ‘bad for business.’“…

“You say that White Nationalists believe that everyone who goes to college is an ‘academic elite.’ You then say that Republicans promote ‘anti-intellectualism.’ You offer no proof to support either claim, but it really doesn’t matter — your statements successfully connect two radically different organizations by alleging a shared belief,” Rowe said. “Thus, White Nationalists and The Republican Party suddenly have something in common — a contempt for higher education. Then, you make it personal. You say that Republicans “love” me because they believe that my initiative and ‘their’ initiative are one and the same. But of course, ‘their’ initiative is now the same initiative as White Nationalists.”

He continued “Very clever. Without offering a shred of evidence, you’ve implied that Republicans who support mikeroweWORKS do so because they believe I share their disdain for all things ‘intellectual.’ And poof — just like that, Republicans, White Nationalists, and mikeroweWORKS are suddenly conflated, and the next thing you know, I’m off on a press tour to disavow rumors of my troubling association with the Nazis!”

“Far-fetched? Far from it,” Rowe continued. “That’s how logical fallacies work. A flaw in reasoning or a mistaken belief undermines the logic of a conclusion, often leading to real-world consequences. And right now, logical fallacies are not limited to the warped beliefs of morons with tiki torches, and other morons calling for ‘more dead cops.’ Logical fallacies are everywhere.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“It’s Going to Blow Up on Them”: Giuliani Says Mueller’s Team in Deep Trouble

Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity Wednesday night to elaborate on why President Trump’s legal team rejected special Robert Mueller’s terms for an interview, suggesting that the “real story” is that the investigation isn’t just going to fizzle out — “it’s going to blow up on them.”

“The reality is, the real story is not that this case isn’t going to fizzle,” said Giuliani, Trump’s lead attorney in the matter. “It’s going to blow up on them. The real question is, what we talked about before, there’s a lot more to what they did that nobody knows about yet.”

“A lot more to the obstruction of justice, to the collusion, to the fake dossier,” Giuliani added.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“This Thing’s Massive” — 14,000 Fight Devastating California Fires, 2 Arsonists Charged as Death Toll Rises

“Everything is on a 100 times scale,” exclaimed Craig Cottrill, chief of the Wellington Fire Department in New Zealand, who along with 52 other firefighters from down under, are battling the biggest wildfires California has ever seen. “This thing’s massive.”

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

Did a Virginia-Based Imam Just Say That America Will be a Muslim Nation? [Video]

Please listen to the video below and tell us what you get from it. If this Imam is telling his people that America will be a Muslim nation then should we deduce that this message is being passed on to other Muslim congregations around America? FYI — there are over 200,000 Muslims in Virginia and about 14 Mosques in Northern Virginia (see map below).

Imam Sulaiman Jalloh said that Islam was the “only solution to solve America’s problems” and that it would solve the world’s problems, but that none of the Muslim countries could serve as an example of the implementation of Islam to solve life’s problems. Imam Jalloh, who gives English-language sermons in several mosques, including Dar Al Noor in Manassas, Virginia, further said that America has “great potential” and that he believed that “it will be a Muslim nation, and potentially one of the best Muslim nations that you will see in a long time.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Judicial Watch Receives Great News About Unsealing Depositions of Obama’s Crooked IRS Official Lois Lerner

Will crooked Lois Lerner and her associates finally be brought to justice for their targeting of everyday Americans simply because they held conservative views and opinions?

In a 2016 article, George Will explained why Congress should have impeached Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen. In his article, Will also reminded everyone how Lerner walked away unscathed, and into retirement, after simply invoking the Fifth Amendment, for her part in the IRS scandal that targeted conservative American citizens over their political beliefs.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mueller’s “Star Witness” Falls Apart…

[…]Embezzled Money From Manafort…”Knowingly and Intentionally” Lied To Special Counsel…Allegedly Involved in Ponzi scheme

“Techno Fog” does a brilliant job of analyzing and breaking down the appearance of Rick Gates, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “star witness” before Judge Ellis in the Paul Manafort case. In his thread, “Techno Fog” reveals that Gates embezzled huge amounts of money from Paul Manafort, that he was involved in a Ponzi scheme, that he knowingly and intentionally lied when he provided false information in his testimony to the Special Counsel, and that the Special Counsel objected when Gates was asked about his time with the Trump campaign, and that the next 6 pages of his testimony after Gates is asked about the Trump campaign are sealed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Muslim Org Demands Hyatt to Cease Hosting Annual Conference

Hyatt Hotels received a call from a Muslim social justice organization demanding that it cancel its agreement to host ACT for America’s annual conference in early September.

In the wake of recent online banishments of personalities and organizations deemed “hateful” by progressives via liberal pressure campaigns, Muslim Advocates wants the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City to cease being ACT for America’s host site this year.

Muslim Advocates compared ACT for America to Richard Spencer’s white supremacist group that was banned from several hotel meeting sites last year.

The Hyatt rejected the call to cancel the agreement, according to a press statement sent to the Huffington Post back in February.

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

The War to Destroy Alex Jones, Part 3

Where is the bill of particulars against him?

When several big-tech companies remove a person from their platforms in a 12-hour period, which is what happened to Alex Jones, you need to ask:

Where are the specific violations Jones is charged with?

Where is the bill of particulars against him?

Where is the “hate speech” he is accused of spewing to his audience?

What definition (if any) of hate speech is being used as a measuring stick?

Asking those questions, you come up very short on answers.

Jones is being made into a SYMBOL of a hater by social media and the mainstream press—and when THAT is the objective, the whole idea is to avoid specifics and just smear the target with a very broad and general brush.

“Hate speech” is replacing the 1st Amendment as a standard of judgment. The question now is: did you express hate toward someone? Rather than: did you commit slander or libel?

Did you utter something that could offend and might disturb a victim or victim-group? Yes? YOU’RE BANNED. CENSORED. Of course, social media giants decide what constitutes hate and who is designated a victim-group with “protected status.”

The term “hate speech” is very elastic. Its definition can be changed on a moment’s notice.

Don’t like someone?

Upset at their actual ideas?

Disturbed at their success?

Embroil them in charges of being a hater and expressing hatred toward victims. Ban and censor them from online platforms based on that accusation. Ignore millions of their words—instead, invoke a few outbursts they committed over the years.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The War to Destroy Alex Jones, Part 2

“You see, censorship is good if the person being censored is someone you don’t like. That’s right. You didn’t know that, did you? That’s the secret meaning of the 1st Amendment.”

—Here is how foul the political air is now, how low the ‘logic’ has sunk. If you don’t agree that Facebook censoring a particular person is a good thing, then you must be supporting that censored person. You must be on his side. There is no middle ground. There is no Bill of Rights. There is only like and hate, and hate implies there is a target to be censored—

Whole generations are being raised to think of censorship as a pleasant solution to speech they don’t like, people they don’t like, ideas they don’t like.

I’ve received an email outlining reasons not to like Alex Jones. It stopped short of saying he should be censored. Instead, it accused me of supporting him. Which of course ISN’T THE ISSUE. The issue is, should Jones be banned.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The War to Destroy Alex Jones, Part 1

It’s about whose speech and ideas are favored and whose are opposed.

Rivers of elite revenge are flowing.

THEY are out to get him and drive him into oblivion.

He, and his huge website, Infowars, stand as a threat to the empire they are building, where free speech is a thing of the past and only correct speech that supports THEIR objectives is permitted.

Monday, the coordinated war against Alex Jones escalated along several fronts, within a space of about 12 hours, according to infowars reporter Paul Watson:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Twitter Has Dystopian Plans to Include Off-Platform Behaviour in Their Terms of Service

Twitter employees pressure Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to remove Alex Jones after Jack tweets that Jones hasn’t violated their rules. They plan to now include “off-platform behaviour” in their terms of service.

Jack says that Twitter plans to accelerate changes to their speech policies after angry Twitter employees responded to Jack’s tweet of seemingly defence of right-wing Alex Jones.

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

Update: Fox News Reports That Wahhaj’s Father is an Unindicted Co-Conspirator in the 1993 WTC Bombing:

Wahhaj’s family background was already controversial prior to his arrest. Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam, also named Siraj Wahhaj, who was named by prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the New York Post reported. The elder Wahhaj, who heads Masjid At-Taqwa mosque, was a character witness in the trial for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the notorious “blind sheikh” who was convicted in 1995 of plotting terror attacks in the U.S.

Hujrah and Subhannah Wahhaj, who is married to Morton, are Wahhaj Sr.’s daughters. The younger Wahhaj is married to Leveille, the New York Post reported citing public records and statements the imam made in a January Facebook post. —Fox News

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Masked ANTIFA Thug Attacks Security Guard With Megaphone

Video footage shows a masked Antifa thug smashing a security guard over the head with a megaphone as a group of irate leftists attempt to storm Portland City Hall.

The chaos began when the group showed up to protest claims of police brutality during a counter-demonstration against the Patriot Prayer group on Saturday.

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

Britain’s Home Secretary Refuses to Fly the Union Jack at All Border Posts After Britain Leaves the EU

Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has refused MEP’s request to fly the Union Jack at all border posts after Britain leaves the EU.

Janice Atkinson, independent MEP for the South East wrote in a letter to Mr. Javid that it would ‘provide a warm and welcome sign of national embrace for returning and departing UK citizens and act as a reminder that they belong to a patriotic, decent and proud country’, and that the UK should follow other countries that fly their national flags at ports of entry as a matter of routine.

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

Burqas as Security Threats: How Criminals and Terrorists Use the Islamic Face Veil

While the debate over the place of Islamic face veils in Western society has been reignited after Britain’s former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson criticised the garment, three robbers were convicted of killing a jewellery store owner after robbing him whilst disguised in a burqa.

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

Denmark’s Second Largest Party Looks to Follow Brexit Britain’s Lead

A major political party in Denmark have already hinted that they will look to follow the path of Brexit Britain leaving the European Union.

The Danish People’s Party is the second largest party in the country and Leader Kristian Thulesen Dahl has said: “We should not leave the EU right now. We do not propose to exit the EU without there being an alternative.

“When the British have made an agreement with the EU, there is such an alternative.”

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

EU Plans Online Terrorist Content Crackdown

The EU wants to take legal measures to control terrorist content online, according to media reports. EU Security Commissioner Julian King said voluntary agreements had not provided citizens with enough protection.

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

Hungarian Ruling Party of Viktor Orban Maintains Stable Lead

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party has maintained its stable lead, opposition Socialists (MSZP) and left-liberal DK have minimally strengthened, while conservative Jobbik’s and green LMP’s popularity has been falling, Hungarian pro-government daily Magyar Idokconcluded, based on the recent surveys of four pollsters.

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

‘Italy’s Interest, Not Theirs!’ Italian PM Pledges to Fight Brussels Over Mountain of Debt

ITALIAN Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte sent a stern warning to the European Commission vowing to safeguard Italy’s economic interests against European ones in order to tackle the huge debt faced by his country.

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

Lawless: 80% of Brits Feel Police Now Less Able to Protect People

Amid a backdrop of soaring levels of violent crime, the British public feel like the police are now less able to protect them — and that crime is on the rise.

New polling for Sky Data has found that:

  • 86% say the police haven’t got the funding they need.
  • 83% of people think more crime is happening.
  • 80% feel the police are less able to protect people.
  • 51% feel less safe from crime than a few years ago.

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

Migrant Rescue Ship Docks in Spain Again After Italy Refusal

An NGO ship which saved 87 migrants in distress off Libya docked in Spain on Thursday after roaming the Mediterranean for days, the third such vessel to be allowed in the country in two months after Italy refused to take them in.

The white ship belonging to Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms arrived in the southern port of San Roque, just over the bay from Gibraltar, at 9:20am (0720 GMT).

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

Petition: Stop the Political Persecution of Tommy Robinson!

Just last week the Court of Appeal confirmed that Tommy was improperly tried, improperly convicted, improperly sentenced, and improperly imprisoned. That’s why they set him free. It was a total vindication of everything Tommy had said.

But now the UK government wants to do it all over again. They’re not done with Tommy.

They want to put him through a second trial — on September 4th — for the exact same thing, his Facebook livestream that day back in May, in Leeds.

They want to put him in prison again. That will probably kill him.

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

Rape-Accused Scholar Ramadan Loses Latest Bid to be Freed From French Jail

PARIS (AFP) — An appeals court in Paris has upheld a decision by judges to keep Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan in jail while he is being investigated on rape charges brought by two women, a legal source told AFP on Thursday.

Lawyers for Ramadan had requested his release last month after unsuccessfully trying to have the charges dropped over discrepancies in testimony given by one of the women.

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

Special Investigation: UK Becomes “Acid Attack Capital of the World”

The United Kingdom has recently been dubbed the “acid attack capital of the world.”

You’d think these deadly acids would be carefully controlled.

And in fact, this year, the Home Office announced The Offensive Weapons Bill which, among other measures, makes it harder for young people to buy acid online.

Yet it remains incredibly easy to get your hands on acid in the U.K. — as I’ll show you myself…

There’s more:

Contrary to what you might think, acid isn’t just the weapon of choice for one culture…

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

Stockholm Terrorist Heavily Beaten in Swedish Prison Cell

Islamic terrorist Rakhmat Akilov has been beaten by another prisoner in his prison cell. The Stockholm attacker received a series of blows from a fellow prisoner in his cell, SVT Örebro reveals.

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

Total of 93 Died in Greek Fires, Including Firefighter’s Wife and Baby

A total of 93 people have now died in the wildfires which tore through Greece last month.

The victims included five members of the same family — a 39-year-old chef, his wife, 38, their two children, ages 4 and 7, and the chef’s 67-year-old mother.

In total, 11 children died in the fire.

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

UK: Boris Was Right: 59% of Brits Support Banning the Burka in Public

According to a new Sky Data poll, taken yesterday in response to Boris Johnson’s comments regarding the burka, the poll found that 59 per cent of Brits support BANNING the wearing of the burka in public places.

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

UK: Guilty: Robbers Using Islamic Burqa Disguise ‘Torture and Kill’ Jeweller

Three robbers have been found guilty of murder and manslaughter after they tortured and “beat to death” a father before one entered his jewellery shop disguised in an Islamic burqa.

Charles Mcauley, 20, and Thomas Jervis, 24, had denied killing Ramniklal Jogiya, 74, but were convicted of murder at Birmingham Crown Court on the grounds of joint enterprise, police said on Wednesday night.

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

UK: Khan’s London: Moped Crime Surging, 97 Percent of Incidents Go Unsolved

Police failed to solve 97 percent of moped crime in London in the past year, with the proportion of solved crimes falling as the city is gripped by a crime wave, new data has revealed.

In the 12 months to April, London Police solved just 2.6 percent of moped crimes and attacks, or 643 of the 24,294 reported in that period.

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

UK: Remainers Could be Forgetting a Vital Problem With New Anti-Brexit Party, Says Professor

A NEW anti-Brexit political party bringing together “disgruntled” Remainer politicians could struggle to appeal to the masses because “there isn’t a great deal of agreement between these parties”, insisted politics professor Wyn Grant.

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

UK: Soros-Funded Hope Not Hate Forced to Retract Smear Against Jewish Activist

The far-left “anti-hate” group HOPE not Hate have been forced to issue a retraction and apology to a Jewish campaigner against anti-Semitism after falsely claiming she was involved in a raid on a socialist bookshop.

The group, which has been financed by left-liberal billionaire George Soros in the past, smeared Jewish activist Sharon Klaff on Tuesday, claiming she had taken part in the storming of the London socialist bookshop Bookmarks last weekend.

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

Another Trump Win: Germany’s Central Bank Stops $400 Million Cash Delivery to Iran

President Trump’s administration has scored another victory. Their campaign to tame Iran was successful as the country’s central bank imposed a rule stopping $400 million cash scheduled to be delivered to Tehran.

The Deutsche Bundesbank has cooperated with the Iranian-owned European-Iranian trade bank (EIH), allowing them to operate in Hamburg to circumvent U.S. sanctions on Iran.

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

“The Outlook Has Become Grim”: Trump Trade War Causing “Rare Cracks” Within China’s Communist Party

Over the weekend, Trump claimed on Twitter that the US is winning the trade war with China for one simple reason: whereas US stocks are back to all time highs, the Chinese market has tumbled and remains mired in a bear market. Now, another — less naive — indication has emerged suggesting that the US is indeed getting the upper hand in the ongoing trade feud: according to Reuters, the trade war with the United States is “causing rifts” within China’s Communist Party, with some critics saying that China’s overly nationalistic stance “may have hardened the U.S. position.”

While China’s President Xi still retains his undisputed grip on power, some have noted an unusual surge of criticism about economic policy and how the government has handled the trade war, revealing “rare cracks in the ruling Communist Party.” Specifically, Reuters notes that the backlash is being felt at the highest levels of the government, hitting a close aide to Xi, his ideology chief and strategist Wang Huning.

Wang, a prominent and influential academic, has recently also come under attack for his strident views on Chinese power: the architect of the “China Dream”, Xi’s vision for China to become a strong and prosperous nation, Wang has been taken to task by the Chinese leader for crafting an excessively nationalistic image for the country, which has only provoked the United States, the sources said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ecuador Accused of Being “Worms Living in America’s Anus” For Silencing Assange

Just hours after Washington called on Julian Assange to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee as part of their Russia investigation, Ecuador’s foreign minister has come under fire after claiming that refugees were prohibited under international law from making political comments, effectively gagging the WikiLeaks founder.

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

Julian Assange Latest: WikiLeaks Founder ‘Considering Shock Ecuador Embassy Exit’

JULIAN Assange is considering an offer to appear before the US Senate Committee to discuss Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential elections, finally ending his six-year political asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

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

Facebook is Helping ‘Lure Migrants to Their Deaths by Failing to Take Down Adverts Posted by People Smugglers’

  • The tech giant has been failing to stop adverts offering boats and documents
  • Migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe have been recruited by Facebook
  • Pages gave instructions to board dangerous boats where hundreds drowned

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

Massachusetts Man Arrested for Tweet Offering $500 to Kill ICE Agents

A Massachusetts man was arrested for tweeting out an offer to pay $500 to anyone who would kill an immigration agent, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

Brandon Ziobrowski, 33, was arrested in connection with a tweet he sent in July, in which he told his 448 followers that “I am broke but will scrounge and literally give $500 to anyone who kills an ICE agent,” using the acronym for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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

Migrant Saved by Swedish Refugee Activist Turns Out to be a Wife Beating Child Abuser

Remember that Swedish refugee activist who stopped a migrant being deported by preventing a plane from taking off?

Remember how the media & the left celebrated her as a progressive hero?

The man she saved from being deported was a wife beater and a child abuser.

Bravo, idiots. Bravo.

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

Migrant Crisis: Over Half of Criminal Suspects in Vienna Are Foreigners, Rape and Murder Up

Despite an average decline in crime across Austria, foreigners now make up nearly half of the suspects in criminal cases, and more than half of suspects in the capital city of Vienna.

In the first six months of 2018, overall crime has declined by ten percent under the conservative-populist coalition government of the Austrian People’s Party and the Freedom Party.

What has become alarming to some is that foreigners now make up 40 percent of all criminal suspects in Austria, with the city of Vienna having the most foreign suspects at some 51.4 percent, reports Kronen Zeitung.

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

Rise in Migrant Crime Makes 73% of Swedes Think Country is Going in the Wrong Direction

Results of a new poll show that many Swedes are extremely concerned about the rise of crime relating to immigration in the country, with a heavy majority believing the country is moving in the wrong direction.

The poll measured attitudes to different issues in varying countries and ranked them accordingly; crime and violence being the most important issue that Swedes were concerned about, with roughly 50% of Swedish respondents.

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Spain-France Border Town Sees Marked Increase in Migrants

RUN (SPAIN) (AFP) — With migrant arrivals to Spain’s southern shores on the rise, more of them are heading north to the border town of Irun, some sleeping rough as they wait to cross into neighbouring France, locals and officials say.

Residents and associations in the northern Basque city joined forces last month in an informal network to bring food and clothes for the migrants after they were alarmed at the increase, said Bibi Liras, an activist.

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Argentina Rejects Legalizing Abortion in Major Pro-Life Victory

The Argentinian senate has voted down a bill that would have legalized abortion, despite an aggressive and well-funded international campaign to overturn Argentina’s protections of unborn children.

After more than 15 hours of debate, a total of 38 senators voted against the abortion bill while 31 voted in favor, in spite of pressures from a wealthy abortion cabal with powerful backing from the mainstream media.

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YouTube Adds “Fact Checks” to Videos Skeptical of Man-Made Climate Change

On July 9, the Google-owned video-sharing service YouTube began adding a disclaimer to certain videos that challenge “well established historical and scientific topics that have often been subject to misinformation online.” Among these “well established” topics is the pseudo-scientific, completely unproven topic known as anthropogenic (man-made) global warming. This new feature is being used only in the United States for now.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/9/2018

  1. In the Moscow region there was a resonant event: the bus at full speed brought down several pedestrians. None of the sources indicated the name and nationality of the culprit.

    Only in one online edition I managed to find a video of interrogation. But the name is still not named. Also not named the owner of the company.

    Often migrants come from their Bantustans with a fictitious driver’s license. The owners of such companies are mafia or close to them structure. Most often appear Caucasian names.

    http://ren.tv/novosti/2018-08-10/voditel-avtobusa-protaranivshiy-lyudey-v-mytishchah-raskryl-prichinu-avarii

  2. I’m going to make a comment here, on the understanding that not much is off-topic in the newsfeed. Baron & Dymphna, feel free to delete if you think I’ve strayed too much.

    Here’s my generic observation: there’s a spat on between Saudi Arabia and Canada. Forget how it started, because it’s not very relevant. The Saudis have decided to up the ante by putting out a bunch of reporting about “human rights in Canada”. Now, there are very serious problems of free speech in Canada, and I wish that the Saudis would pick up on that… (LOL). But here’s what’s interesting: the Saudis are putting out reports that are obviously nonsensical and fabricated. It’s an interesting insight into their mentality. It’s very similar to the quasi-magical Zionist spy dolphin (or other animal) reports.

    I’d say that the Islamic world has a hard time separating fact from fiction, and the Saudi reports on Canada are interesting evidence of that. We need to look at these things carefully, as they’re a very interesting insight into how deeply the “big lie” mentality is embedded in Islamic culture.

    • I think that Saudis are just want to flex their muscle.they picked Canada because it’s a weak country with sleepy overtaxed terrified people that are afraid of their own snadow and suffer of mortal political correctness.
      Saudis are very informed , I am sure, they just want to humiliate .
      There is something to this and it’s not showying .we will see

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