Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/23/2018

Estonian Interior Minister Andres Anvelt said that he supports Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the building of a wall to keep migrants out of Europe. The Pope, however, told the Baltic republics that they needed to admit more migrants.

Meanwhile, the Spanish maritime rescue service “rescued” 440 more migrants in the Mediterranean.

In other news, an Italian general said that the problem of African immigration needs to be solved with birth control.

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USA
» Can NASA Nuke Asteroids? NASA Chief Reveal £75million Plan to Stop Deadly Asteroids
» FDA: More Contaminants Found in Recalled Valsartan Heart Drugs
» George Soros’s Son Pours Nearly $3 Million Into Democratic Coffers for Midterms
» New Movie Claims Google Handed the Popular Vote to Hillary Clinton in 2016
» Up in Flames: Michael Moore’s New Anti-Trump Movie ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Crashes and Burns at Box Office
» Want to Make Federal Employees Easier to Fire?
 
Europe and the EU
» “Erdogate”: Germany’s Turkish Superstar
» Bannon Vows to Set Up ‘War Rooms’ To Boost Anti-EU Radical Right
» Elderly German Woman Jumps From the 7th Floor When Police Want to Throw Her Out of Her Home
» European Official Heavily Beaten in Brussels: Breaks Nose and Suffers a Brain Concussion
» Figments. If Instead of Bergoglio They Had Elected Cardinal Scola Pope
» French President Emmanuel Macron’s Popularity Hits Record Low
» Italy: Scaroni Cleared on Algeria Kickback, Saipem Ex-Execs Guilty
» Italy: Formigoni Gets 7 1/2 Yrs in Maugeri Appeal
» Italy: Priest Allegedly Takes Church Gold to Pay Off Debts
» Lega and Fratelli D’Italia Together With the Government. Steve Bannon, “From Here the Revolution”
» Macron’s Popularity at Record Lows
» Multicultural Marseille is Europe’s Most Dangerous City, Study Reveals
» Poland Has ‘Courage to Oppose Movers and Shakers’: Conservative Leader
» Sicily Top for NEETs in Europe Again
» Swedish Populists Win So Many Seats They Have Difficulty Filling Them
» Swiss Region Overwhelmingly Votes for ‘Burqa Ban’
» Swiss Region Overwhelmingly Votes to Ban Burqa in Public
» Two Suspects Detained in Large-Scale Police Operation Near Turku, Finland
» UK: MP Raises Serious Concerns With Police After Newspaper Boss Danny Lockwood Arrested by Armed Cops in ‘Hate Crime’ Probe
» UK: Teen Dies After Triple Shooting in Gun-Free London
 
North Africa
» Italian General: No Military Option in Libya, Solve African Mass Migration With Birth Control
 
South Asia
» Indian Priest Charged With Molesting Boy
 
Far East
» Vatican Announces Accord With China on Naming of Bishops
 
Latin America
» Brazil’s Leading Presidential Candidate Improving After Near-Fatal Knife Attack
 
Immigration
» “Don’t Let Them in, And Those Who Are in, Send Home” — Hungarian PM on Migrants
» Agents Apprehend 2,000 Migrants in 3 Days at Single Border Crossing
» Dutch Court Gave Shorter Sentence to Migrant Who Raped Disabled Woman to Spare Him Deportation
» Estonia Backs Orban on Need for Walls as Pope Francis Demands Baltics Open the Borders
» Expert: Why Progressives Push for More Illegal Immigration
» LA Times: Climate Change is ‘Uprooting Millions of People a Year’
» Looking Beyond the Border to Stem Flow of Illegal Immigrants
» Merkel Can Keep Her Migrants, We Will Not Going to Take Responsibility for Her Madness — Leading Polish MP
» Spain Saves Some 440 Migrants; New Crackdown on Rescue Boat
» The Number of Undocumented Immigrants in the United States: Estimates Based on Demographic Modeling With Data From 1990 to 2016
 
Culture Wars
» Transgenderism’s Recruiting Plans Include Your Kids
 
General
» “We Are Bigger Than Your Jesus!”
 

Can NASA Nuke Asteroids? NASA Chief Reveal £75million Plan to Stop Deadly Asteroids

NASA’s Planetary Defence Coordination Office (PDCO) could soon receive a threefold boost in funding in a bid to better safeguard the Earth from spaceborne threats.

The White House has proposed increasing the PDCO’s budget from £48.89million ($60million) to £114.74million ($150million).

Mr Johnson, who leads NASA’s planetary defence division, said about £74.9million ($98million) of the new budget will bolster NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirect Test.

The Double Asteroid Redirect Test will investigate NASA’s ability to alter an asteroid’s trajectory in space.

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FDA: More Contaminants Found in Recalled Valsartan Heart Drugs

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that three lots of Torrent Pharmaceuticals’ valsartan drugs have NDEA, known to cause cancer in animals and is believed to be carcinogenic to humans, according to a statement on Sept. 13.

The Torrent drugs were already part of a recall of valsartan products that were pulled due to a possible contamination of NDMA, another impurity that could cause cancer.

The FDA said that a Chinese firm, Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, manufactured the NDEA— and NDMA— containing valsartan.

In a statement, the agency said it as well as “the European Medicines Agency have learned” Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals discovered NDEA in several batches.

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George Soros’s Son Pours Nearly $3 Million Into Democratic Coffers for Midterms

Alexander Soros, the son of liberal billionaire George Soros, has given nearly $3 million to Democratic committees this election cycle for the midterm elections, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Alex acts as the deputy chair of the Open Society Foundations, his father’s nonprofit that disburses large sums of cash to liberal organizations and causes, and has followed in his father’s footsteps in recent years by becoming a major liberal donor.

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New Movie Claims Google Handed the Popular Vote to Hillary Clinton in 2016

When Donald Trump surprised the world by winning the 2016 election, liberals clung to the idea that his victory was illegitimate because Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. According to a psychologist who supported Clinton in 2016, however, Google’s bias in Clinton’s favor may remove even that symbolic victory from her.

Almost all of Clinton’s popular vote margin could be attributed to Google bias, making her win “negligible.” Dr. Robert Epstein, a psychologist who earned his Ph.D. at Harvard, actually reported this finding last year, but he explains how it works in the upcoming film “The Creepy Line.”

Epstein made a stir in 2015 by reporting in Politico that Google could “rig” the 2016 election. This story discussed the results of his study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). That study found that “biased search ranking can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters from 20% or more — up to 80% in some demographic groups.”

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Up in Flames: Michael Moore’s New Anti-Trump Movie ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Crashes and Burns at Box Office

Perhaps moviegoers are just getting tired of the same ol’ schtick.

Michael Moore’s latest documentary, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” is not doing well at the box office. In its opening weekend, the anti-President Trump movie was set to earn just $3 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

That would put the film at eighth place for the weekend. On Friday, the day it debuted, the movie brought in just $1 million from more than 1,700 screens. The film was projected to haul in $5 million to $8 million.

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Want to Make Federal Employees Easier to Fire?

[…]

The Merit Act would greatly streamline the process for firing employees who are poor performers, insubordinate, or otherwise engaged in misconduct. Since the election of President Trump, the bureaucracy, including numerous holdovers from the Obama administration, has been engaged in an unprecedented level of obstruction, leaks, and sabotage. These bad actors call it “resistance.” FBI and Department of Justice misconduct in the Trump-Russia probe and the Clinton email scandal is only the most visible component.

This is nothing new. President Bush faced similar resistance from the bureaucracy, and going as far back as 1986, the Reagan administration had to contend with a State Department relentlessly working to derail his foreign policy. In the intervening period, we have been treated to stories of almost incomprehensible incompetence and corruption in the federal bureaucracy.

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“Erdogate”: Germany’s Turkish Superstar

This summer, the German public began to realize that there are hundreds of thousands of Germans of Turkish origin who revere as their leader not German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In a country where Erdogan is arguably the most-despised foreign leader, this revelation was probably bound to create a dust-up. For years, Erdogan’s human rights violations, his slander against Germany (where he sees “Nazi practices” at work) and the imprisonment in Turkey of German citizens on trumped-up terrorism charges have been regular news in the German media. The fate of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel, arrested by the Turkish police in February 2016, then held in solitary confinement in a Turkish prison for almost a year, has caused as much public outrage in Germany as the imprisonment and subsequent house arrest of Pastor Andrew Brunson has in the United States. Cem Özdemir, a former chairman of Germany’s Green Party — who in 1994 became the first member of the German parliament who had Turkish roots — has called Erdogan a “hostage taker”.

So it was not surprising, shortly before the soccer World Cup, when two German national soccer team players of Turkish origin had a photo-op with Erdogan, that there was a national outcry. …

While many commentators seem particularly interested in assigning guilt, there were two important takeaways from the debate.

One was that Erdogan is tremendously popular among German-Turks. That became clear in Turkey’s recent presidential elections. Erdogan won 52% of the overall vote in the election — but received 64.8% of the votes cast in the 13 voting stations that Turkey set up in in Germany. His best result was in Germany’s industrial hub, Essen, where an astonishing 76.3% of Turkish voters cast their votes in his favor. “Germany stays an Erdogan bastion,” wrote the Frankfurter Allgemeine daily. After the first exit poll, thousands of Turks in German cities took to the streets, honked car horns and waved Turkish and AKP flags, celebrating Erdogan’s election victory until well after midnight. This triggered harsh condemnations from German politicians — especially from those on the left, who are otherwise diehard supporters of multiculturalism.

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Bannon Vows to Set Up ‘War Rooms’ To Boost Anti-EU Radical Right

US President Donald Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday said he would set up “war rooms” across Europe to help form a pan-continental right-wing movement ahead of European parliamentary elections in 2019.

Speaking at the congress of the Italian far-right Fratelli d’Italia party, Bannon called for people across Europe to join him in an anti-EU campaign against traditional political parties.

“We will provide and do pollings and data analytics and set up war rooms that people need to win elections,” Bannon told a crowd in Rome, watched on by dozens of journalists…

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Elderly German Woman Jumps From the 7th Floor When Police Want to Throw Her Out of Her Home

The desperate 70-year-old, Renate P., jumped from her balcony and committed suicide when she was to be evicted, A local newspaper reports.

On Wednesday morning around 9:45 am, the elderly woman was visited by the housing company and the police to make her leave her apartment.

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European Official Heavily Beaten in Brussels: Breaks Nose and Suffers a Brain Concussion

Rogers Delgado-Saez fled 42 years ago to escape from Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. From Chili he moved to Luxembourg and started work partially in Brussels as a European official.

Delgado-Saez was heavily beaten and robbed Monday night. Ironically he just celebrated 42 years of living as a free man for 42 years in Europe.

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Figments. If Instead of Bergoglio They Had Elected Cardinal Scola Pope

The explosive indictment against Pope Francis by the former nuncio in the United States Carlo Maria Viganò has obscured the other controversial points of this pontificate. In particular, that of communion for the divorced and remarried.

Francis has never replied to the “dubia” raised in this regard by four authoritative cardinals. Nor has he ever had any interest in receiving them. While in the meantime he has agreed that the “liberal” interpretations of his post-synodal exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” should be put into practice.

In recent weeks, however, another cardinal of the highest caliber has taken the field to reiterate the ‘no’ to communion for the divorced and remarried: Angelo Scola, 77, the most voted-for — as rumor has it — in the first ballot of the conclave that ultimately elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio…

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French President Emmanuel Macron’s Popularity Hits Record Low

A year after winning over 66 percent of French voters, Macron’s support has fallen to just 29 percent, according to a new poll. The president’s policies are now seen by some as favoring big business and the rich.

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Italy: Scaroni Cleared on Algeria Kickback, Saipem Ex-Execs Guilty

Middlemen also found guilty

(ANSA) — Milan, September 19 — Former ENI CEO and current AC Milan Chairman Paolo Scaroni was acquitted of international corruption Wednesday in a case involving alleged kickbacks paid by the oil group’s engineering unit Saipem to Algeria’s former energy minister Chakib Khelil and his entourage in exchange for contracts to exploit oil deposits in the African country.

But former Saipem managers as well as the alleged middlemen for the bribe were found guilty.

Also acquitted was ENI manager Antonio Vella.

ENI was also acquitted.

The Milan court came to the same conclusions as the preliminary hearings judge did three years ago.

Former Saipem managers Pietro Varone, Alessandro Bernini and Pietro Tali, as well as alleged middlemen Farid Bedjaoui, Samyr Ouraied and Omar Habour, were sentenced to terms ranging from five years and five months to four years and one month over the alleged 197-million-euro kickback.

Saipem was also found guilty, and sentenced to pay a fine of 400,000 euros.

The Milan court ordered the confiscation of 197 million euros, the sum allegedly paid by Saipem to the former minister.

A Milan prosecutor in February asked for a six-year and four-month prison term for Scaroni. The prosecutor also asked for a 900,000-euro fine for the fuels group and Saipem.

He also asked for eight years in jail for Farid Noureddine Bedjaoui, trustee of the then Algerian energy minister, who is alleged to have been the beneficiary of the bribes.

Prosecutors had claimed it was “easier” for ENI to use its subsidiary to move the alleged kickbacks.

ENI, Scaroni and the other defendants consistently denied the charges.

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Italy: Formigoni Gets 7 1/2 Yrs in Maugeri Appeal

Sentence lengthened from six years

(ANSA) — Milan, September 19 — A Milan appeals court on Wednesday raised from six years to seven and a half a sentence for former Lombardy governor Roberto Formigoni in a graft case involving the Maugeri health institute.

Prosecutors had in fact requested a seven-and-a-half-year term for Formigoni, a centrist NCD party member.

The ex-governor was found guilty of corruption linked to the Pavia-based Maugeri health-care foundation specialized in rehabilitation.

The Senator was found guilty of favoring the Maugeri foundation when he was governor from 1995 to 2012 in exchange for luxury holidays abroad, the exclusive use of three yachts, large sums of cash paid on a regular basis, luxury dinners and the purchase of the Sardinian villa.

Prosecutors said that the Maugeri foundation paid a reported 61 million euros from 1997 until 2011 to businessman Pierangelo Dacco’, a friend of Formigoni’s, and former executive regional councilor Antonio Simone, for benefits to Formigoni.

State attorneys also said, in another part of the investigation, that the San Raffaele hospital in Milan paid an additional nine million between 2005 and 2006 to Dacco’ and Simone to grant the governor benefits worth a total of eight million euros.

The governor, in exchange, granted illicit healthcare reimbursements worth 200 million euros for the Maugeri fund, according to investigators.

Formigoni has consistently denied wrongdoing and says he paid for holidays on a boat provided by Dacco’.

The entire Lombardy regional administration resigned after a wave of scandals at the end of 2012.

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Italy: Priest Allegedly Takes Church Gold to Pay Off Debts

Near Cosenza, archbishop calls on priest to publicly apologise

(ANSA) — Lago, September 21 — Father Giancarlo Gatto, the parish priest at the Madonna delle Grazie sanctuary in Lago, near Cosenza, allegedly took 30,000 euros worth of gold that was part of the depiction of Mary held by the sanctuary and sold it without ecclesiastical authorities’ permission. Gatto said he sold the gold to try to pay off parish debt.

Archbishop Mons. Francesco Nolè, alerted to the theft by some parishioners, has ordered an investigation and said Gatto needs to publicly apologise to the community.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Lega and Fratelli D’Italia Together With the Government. Steve Bannon, “From Here the Revolution”

Matteo Salvini at the youth festival of Italian Brothers, Atreju was accompanied by Giorgia Meloni and during his speech he said, “have you ever seen a president in office of the Council hoped that the government falls.” He feels because Salvini and Prime Minister is so convinced that drops the phrase, correct then by Enrico Mentana. There were hints immigration “if an asylum seeker you stepped on a rag policeman demand and I send you back to your country” and then reassurance on the electoral law for the European, “we do not want to raise the minimum threshold” to please the group Meloni.

Then Salvini wanted to send a message, “I would have preferred a center-right government”, but it went how it went, “and I would do the choice of three and a half months ago.” “The news is that he said that the government would like to FDI and not Forza Italy,” notes Daniela Santanché satisfied…

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Macron’s Popularity at Record Lows

PARIS (AFP) — The popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron has hit its lowest level since the start of his term, according to a major tracker poll published on Sunday, with just 29 percent of respondents satisfied with his leadership.

The poll by research group Ifop and published in the Journal du Dimanche showed an overall fall of five points in September compared with August, reflecting the 40-year-old’s battle with a series of domestic and foreign setbacks.

The results of the widely watched Ifop poll are broadly in line with other surveys that have shown the approval ratings of the centrist falling sharply following a scandal involving a security aide in July.

A separate poll by the Kantar Sofres Onepoint group published on September 17 showed that only 19 percent of French people had a positive view of Macron’s record, while another survey on September 11 showed only 29 percent thought he was a “good president.”

The results reinforce a longer-term trend of French voters turning quickly on their presidents soon after their election — something suffered by Macron’s predecessors Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy.

But many analysts also believe Macron has made a series of political errors, including failing to address the scandals over the summer quickly enough and repeatedly creating negative headlines with harsh or condescending remarks.

His leadership style was again questioned last week when he told an unemployed gardener that he should look for a job in a restaurant or on a building site and implied he was not searching hard enough.

Macron’s biggest challenge remains the economy, however, with his pro-business reforms failing so far to produce a significant fall in unemployment or a major uptick in growth.

His government will unveil its draft budget for 2019 on Monday, which is set to see fresh efforts to rein in France’s chronic overspending via cuts to the public sector payroll and caps on pensions.

The survey by Ifop published on Sunday was conducted between September 14-22 on 1,964 people.

Macron’s approval rating of 29 percent includes 3.0 percent of people who declared themselves “very satisfied” and 26 percent who said they were “mostly satisfied.”

Hollande had an inferior rating of 23 percent at the same time of his term and Sarkozy had a rating of 34 percent.

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Multicultural Marseille is Europe’s Most Dangerous City, Study Reveals

New research shows that the southern French city of Marseille is Europe’s most dangerous city, news outlet France3 reveals.

Participants of the study were asked, among other things, how they judge the level of crime, if they feel safe when they walk down the street, and if they fear getting robbed or assaulted.

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Poland Has ‘Courage to Oppose Movers and Shakers’: Conservative Leader

Speaking at a convention ahead of the autumn’s local elections, Jaroslaw Kaczynski said that his ruling socially conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party aimed to help Poland catch up with Western Europe in terms of prosperity in a short time.

“We want Poland to bridge the gap with Western European countries in terms of the standard of living and level of economic development within a historically short period of time, and this can be done,” Kaczynski told a regional election convention in the northeastern city of Olsztyn.

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Sicily Top for NEETs in Europe Again

Campania 2nd, only French Guyana worse

(ANSA) — Brussels, September 19 — Sicily has come top in Europe again for the number of 18-to-24-year-olds not in education, employment or training (NEETs).

With 39.6%, Sicily was the worst in continental Europe with only French Guyana scoring higher, 45.4%.

Campania came second to Sicily with 38.6%, Eurostat said.

Four of the 11 worst-performing regions were from southern Italy: as well as Sicily and Campania, also Puglia (36.4% and Calabria (36%).

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Swedish Populists Win So Many Seats They Have Difficulty Filling Them

The populist Sweden Democrats won so many votes in the country’s recent elections that they won more seats in local governments than they had candidates to fill them.

While it is not uncommon to see empty seats in municipal governments in Sweden at the end of an election cycle, it is rare to see empty seats after an election. The Sweden Democrats (SD) now find themselves in the position of having 22 empty seats across the country in 17 municipalities due to winning such a large share of votes, SVT reports.

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Swiss Region Overwhelmingly Votes for ‘Burqa Ban’

GENEVA (AFP) — A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional “burqa ban”, after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Nearly 67 percent of voters in the northeastern Swiss canton voted in favour of the new law, according to official results, paving the way for it to follow the example of the southern canton of Ticino, where a law was introduced two years ago that appeared to be aimed at burqas and other Muslim veils.

A text stipulating that “any person who renders themselves unrecognisable by covering their face in a public space, and thus endangers public security or social and religious peace will be fined” was adopted by lawmakers in St. Gallen late last year.

That law passed the regional parliament with support from the populist right and centre parties — but the issue was put to the people after the Green Party and Young Socialists demanded a referendum.

Switzerland’s government last year opposed an initiative aimed at creating a nationwide burqa ban, saying it should be up to the regions to determine if such measures are appropriate.

Voters across Switzerland are however expected to be called to vote on the issue next year after the populist rightwing Swiss People’s Party gathered the 100,000 signatures needed to put any subject to a referendum as part of Switzerland’s famous direct democratic system.

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Swiss Region Overwhelmingly Votes to Ban Burqa in Public

In a vote on Sunday, citizens in Switzerland’s St. Gallen region voted to ban all face-covering garment in public. A two-thirds majority (67%) of the electorate voted in favourof this ban.

The St. Gallen region is now the second region in Switzerland to choose a ban on face-covering garments in an effort to crack down on burqas. This comes at a time when Europe is seeing waves of citizens concerned about the changing face and culture of their homes.

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Two Suspects Detained in Large-Scale Police Operation Near Turku, Finland

Finland’s National Bureau of Investigation says a foreign-owned firm in the southwest is suspected of using grey market labour and laundering millions of euros.

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the arm of the Finnish police charged with investigating organised crime, reported on Saturday that it had detained two people in association with an extensive search of many business premises in Southwest Finland.

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UK: MP Raises Serious Concerns With Police After Newspaper Boss Danny Lockwood Arrested by Armed Cops in ‘Hate Crime’ Probe

‘Hate crime’ probe centres on swastikas left at MP’s office

An MP has raised ‘serious concerns’ with West Yorkshire Police after it emerged that newspaper publisher Danny Lockwood was arrested by armed police as he drove to work on Monday.

Journalist Mr Lockwood, publisher of Dewsbury paper The Press, was handcuffed and taken to York police station before being transferred to Dewsbury where he was questioned about three hate crimes at the office of Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff .

The crimes are thought to involve swastikas being placed at the doorstep of the MP’s office in Wellington Road on three separate occasions — July 3, August 9 and 17.

It is understood that a CCTV image of the suspect shows a bald white man at the scene — which Ms Sherriff’s staff had told police was NOT Mr Lockwood, it has been reported.

Mr Lockwood had appeared on the BBC’s Politics Live show in London last week when a police officer asked him to provide a DNA sample.

Mr Lockwood, on advice from his lawyer, volunteered to attend Dewsbury police station by appointment to assist with police inquiries if required.

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UK: Teen Dies After Triple Shooting in Gun-Free London

A teenager has died and two more injured after a deadly shooting in east London, sparking a murder probe and continuing London’s bloody crime wave.

Officers were scrambled and friends rushed the 19-year-old man to the hospital after the incident in Walthamstow, at about 11 pm on Saturday, police said.

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Italian General: No Military Option in Libya, Solve African Mass Migration With Birth Control

Italian general and noted author Carlo Jean has dismissed the possibility of successful military action in Libya and warned that birth control measures need to be implemented to stop the massive future population growth in Africa.

General Jean, who currently serves as a professor of Geopolitics at the Marconi University in Rome, has claimed that Italian military intervention in the deteriorating situation in Libya would be “impossible”, Il Giornale reports.

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Indian Priest Charged With Molesting Boy

Fourteen-your-old student alleges priest showed him pornographic videos and touched him

A Catholic priest who is the principal of a school has been arrested on charges of molesting a 14-year-old boy in India’s western Pune city.

Father Vincent Pereira, head of St. Patrick’s High School and Junior College run by the Poona (former name of city) Diocese, was arrested by police on Sept. 19.

Police arrested the 51-year-old priest as he was attempting to travel by bus to Ahmedabad city in Gujarat. The police said he was fleeing to escape arrest after the accuser filed a police complaint on Sept. 15…

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Vatican Announces Accord With China on Naming of Bishops

The Vatican announced the signing of a “provisional agreement” with China on the appointment of bishops Saturday, without specifying the terms of the accord.

The heads of the Vatican and Chinese delegations met in Beijing on Saturday, the Vatican communiqué states, where “the two representatives signed a Provisional Agreement on the appointment of Bishops.”

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Brazil’s Leading Presidential Candidate Improving After Near-Fatal Knife Attack

The condition of Brazil’s leading presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, has improved enough for him to leave semi-intensive care, according to the hospital where he is being treated after a near-fatal knife attack.

While Bolsonaro, a far-right former Army captain, remains hospitalized, there has been no new pain, fever or other complications, according to a statement from Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital. He continues to eat soft food and practice preventive therapy to avoid thrombosis. Bolsonaro is also taking walks outside the room and doing breathing and muscle-strengthening exercises, according to the bulletin.

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“Don’t Let Them in, And Those Who Are in, Send Home” — Hungarian PM on Migrants

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has an idea on how to solve the migrant problem: “Don’t let them in, and those who are in, send home” “It’s that simple”.

Hungary’s prime minister does not understand why the immigration issue would be complicated. It’s just to not let anyone in, and send those who have already entered Europe home.

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Agents Apprehend 2,000 Migrants in 3 Days at Single Border Crossing

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended more than 2,000 migrants during a three-day period at a tiny area known for illegal border crossing. The groups consisted mainly of migrant families and unaccompanied children from Central America.

McAllen Station agents are being inundated with migrant families and unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the border from Mexico. Once across the border, the migrants turn themselves in to the first Border Patrol agents they can find, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas from Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol officials.

“The continued flow of migrants turning themselves in to Border Patrol agents is creating an unsustainable situation,” Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr. said in a written statement. “The transnational criminal organizations exploit family units and unaccompanied children populations and create diversions for agents, leaving areas along the Rio Grande vulnerable.”

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Dutch Court Gave Shorter Sentence to Migrant Who Raped Disabled Woman to Spare Him Deportation

A court in the Netherlands has admitted to giving a 38-year-old migrant who raped a disabled woman a light sentence so he would avoid deportation.

Afghan asylum seeker Zaman S., 38, was found guilty for raping an 18-year-old woman with a mental impairment but was given a prison sentence of less than two years, Telegraaf reports.

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Estonia Backs Orban on Need for Walls as Pope Francis Demands Baltics Open the Borders

While Pope Francis demanded the tiny Baltic nations open up to mass migration Saturday, Estonia said it backs Viktor Orban over the need to seal European borders against the third world influx.

Interior Minister of Estonia, Andres Anvelt, said border fences rolled out by the Hungarian leader, which slashed illegal immigrant numbers by more than 99 percent, were serving to protect the continent, stating that asylum seekers with no right to be in Europe must be kept out.

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Expert: Why Progressives Push for More Illegal Immigration

WASHINGTON—The Democrat push for more illegal immigration started in California in the 1950s, according to Trevor Loudon, an immigrant from New Zealand and author of “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within.”

“They basically used illegal immigration to flip California from a very strongly Republican state to now a solidly Democratic state,” Loudon said.

Conservative estimates suggest there are around 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, while Loudon suggests there are up to 40 million. One study suggests illegal immigrants vote 80 percent Democrat and 20 percent Republican.

“That will give the Democrats between 10 and 24 million new voters. That will make them the permanent governing party of this country,” Loudon said.

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LA Times: Climate Change is ‘Uprooting Millions of People a Year’

The Los Angeles Times has joined the ranks of global warming alarmists, claiming that climate change is generating mass migration across the globe and fueling the worst refugee crisis “since World War II.”

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Looking Beyond the Border to Stem Flow of Illegal Immigrants

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He said the multibillion-dollar industry of human and drug smuggling by transnational criminal organizations has caused significant issues for Mexican nationals who live along smuggling routes and near the southwest border.

“This process of smugglers controlling the access is really a phenomenon of only the last five to 10 years,” he said. “Previously, if you wanted to migrate to the United States, you could kind of chart your own path, get transportation up to the Mexican border, see where other people were gathering, and try to cross together with a group.”

Now, he said, it’s impossible to get across without paying a smuggler—usually around $500 just to cross the actual border line.

“That’s why that violence is so intense right now in Tamaulipas. They’re fighting over every inch of access to that river,” he said. Tamaulipas is the state directly south of Rio Grande Valley in southeast Texas, which is the busiest illegal crossing point along the southern border.

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Merkel Can Keep Her Migrants, We Will Not Going to Take Responsibility for Her Madness — Leading Polish MP

Britain’s vocal journalist, Katie Hopkins, interviews the rising populist ‘hero’, Dominik Tarczynski of Poland’s Law & Justice Party, in Poland’s Parliament.

The Rebel Media journalist posted on her twitter that she was looking forward to meeting with Dominik in Poland’s parliament and the responses of ‘Please can we have him? Can we have him in our parliament?’ flooded her feed.

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Spain Saves Some 440 Migrants; New Crackdown on Rescue Boat

ROME — Spain’s maritime rescue service said Sunday it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country’s southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private rescue boat operating near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route risked being put out of action by Italy’s anti-migrant leaders.

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The Number of Undocumented Immigrants in the United States: Estimates Based on Demographic Modeling With Data From 1990 to 2016

We apply standard demographic principles of inflows and outflows to estimate the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States, using the best available data, including some that have only recently become available. Our analysis covers the years 1990 to 2016. We develop an estimate of the number of undocumented immigrants based on parameter values that tend to underestimate undocumented immigrant inflows and overstate outflows; we also show the probability distribution for the number of undocumented immigrants based on simulating our model over parameter value ranges. Our conservative estimate is 16.7 million for 2016, nearly fifty percent higher than the most prominent current estimate of 11.3 million, which is based on survey data and thus different sources and methods. The mean estimate based on our simulation analysis is 22.1 million, essentially double the current widely accepted estimate. Our model predicts a similar trajectory of growth in the number of undocumented immigrants over the years of our analysis, but at a higher level. While our analysis delivers different results, we note that it is based on many assumptions. The most critical of these concern border apprehension rates and voluntary emigration rates of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. These rates are uncertain, especially in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, which is when—both based on our modeling and the very different survey data approach—the number of undocumented immigrants increases most significantly. Our results, while based on a number of assumptions and uncertainties, could help frame debates about policies whose consequences depend on the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States.

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Transgenderism’s Recruiting Plans Include Your Kids

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Left to their own devices 80 to 95 percent of the boys and girls who are gender—confused will happily revert to their gender before they become adults. Transgenderists can’t tolerate that level of attrition. A movement to normalize the abnormal can’t succeed if the numbers remain just a miniscule fringe of the total population.

These children’s clinics are a sexual Checkpoint Charlie. Once the child crosses over he’s behind the Berlin Gender Wall, never to be allowed to return.

Here the power of the state enforces transgender conformity. Many child welfare commissars consider it child abuse to send the kid to counseling that seeks to have them accept reality and accept their real gender. Instead a boy who is too young to experiment with a new pack of Virginia Slims can be encouraged by the government to start down the road to a new vagina.

This transgender ideology and its implementation by ‘child welfare’ bureaucrats is “systematically undermining parental authority.”

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“We Are Bigger Than Your Jesus!”

Pakistan: In a Lahore hospital, a throng of Muslim doctors, security guards, and medical staff beat Christian family members — one to death — because they tried to prevent another doctor from beating their pregnant sister. According to Anil Saleem, the pregnant woman’s brother, once they took her to the emergency labor ward at Services Hospital:

“Kiran [the pregnant woman] went to the doctor on duty, Dr. Saira, who was playing with her cell phone while sipping on tea. Dr. Saira told Kiran to wait outside until she finished her tea. We waited for some time, but since Kiran was experiencing severe pain, she again went inside the ward to request for immediate attention.”

The doctor instantly began cursing the pregnant woman for bothering her. “When my sister protested against the rude behavior, the doctor started slapping her, throwing her on the floor. She asked my sister how dare a Chuhri [a derogatory term for Christians] question her order?” …

Algeria: Three more churches were shut down. First, local authorities in Oran closed two churches “amidst growing pressure on Christians in the Maghreb country,” says a March 1 report. “The two churches … were sealed off by police on Tuesday, 27 February.” A separate report from March 22 says that the “village church in Azagher, near the town of Akbou, was forced to stop all activities on 2 March. The church had been running for over six years… The church is the fourth forced to close in the past four months.” Commenting on this uptick of church closures, an advocacy group said that they were part of a “coordinated campaign of intensified action against churches by the governing authorities.” …

Nigeria: After kidnapping 110 school girls in Dapchi, the Islamic jihadi organization, Boko Haram, ended up releasing them all, except for one Christian girl, Liya, because she refused to convert to Islam. According to her father, “they said she is a Christian and that is why they cannot release her. They said if she wants to be released” she must “become a Muslim and she said she will never become a Muslim.” After all the other girls were released and returned to their parents, he described the mood in Dapchi as one of “jubilation,” whereas “I am very sad but I am also jubilating too because my daughter did not denounce Christ.”

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9 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/23/2018

  1. If the Pope wants “migrants” so bad, then he can set the example and flood the Vatican with them. Maybe a five to one, or better yet, a ten to one ratio of invaders the Vatican takes in, to every one that the rest of Europe is forced to tolerate.

    I have no doubt that he and the rest of his Cardinals can find plenty of nice young nubile underage boys to give shelter to amongst the hordes of invaders.

  2. The pope’s accord with Xi to have Xi pick his bishops and Francis’s desire to increase immigration are the opposite of his silence on pedophilia.

  3. Can NASA Nuke Asteroids? NASA Chief Reveal £75million Plan to Stop Deadly Asteroids

    This article’s title is highly misleading. Nuking asteroids merely creates far more deadly scattershot with the incoming rubble.

    Nuclear weapons are useful, but they must be used well ahead of arrival and be detonated away from the incoming asteroid. The blast heat will cause one side of the asteroid to begin vaporizing and the kinetics of that particle emission will “steer” it off course from striking planet Earth.

    The money is an inexpensive down-payment on this planet’s security.

  4. “Elderly German Woman Jumps From the 7th Floor When Police Want to Throw Her Out of Her Home”

    There are many things that quietly anger me and prepare me mentally for what must be done to recover our culture and civilization. This one profoundly distresses me as well, and increases the depths of merciless revenge that, given the opportunity, I am prepared to inflict on those who have brought this situation about.

  5. One thing that i’m really trying to understand about “immigration” is why is there this attitude that letting somebody into the country ENTITLES them to citizenship? If a homeless person breaks into your house and you let them stay in the basement, do they get to add themself to the house title after they are there for a bit?

    Though specifically applying to the US and it’s anchor baby insanity, why should anyone either be legalized or allowed to claim citizenship via fraud? (ie anchor baby status) What is the value of a first world citizenship… $500,000? More? If we let an illegal alien into the country and they STOLE a brand new Rolls Royce and gave it to their child, are we the bad people if we demand taking it away from the child to return to the owner something that wasn’t theirs in the first place? The parents are the bad ones upon who all the blame falls.

    I also find it interesting how for instance Saudi Arabia with their capacity to house what is it at least 3 million people during hajj isn’t taking in one single ‘migrant’ from anywhere, nor are people rushing to be there, yet the moment they arrive in Europe they scream for and demand the Shariah everywhere, along with free citizenship and a lifetime of free benefits while they can bring in four wives, pound out 20 children, and spend all day beating their wives and reading the Koran adding yet more countries to the 50 they’ve already conquered and turned into Muslim majority nations.

    I do not understand how anyone can fall for all this crap as being anything but a transparent invasion. Also in the news, Saudi Arabia saying it wants to work with and recognize Israel – https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170918-saudi-plan-to-accept-israel-as-a-brotherly-state/ – does ANYONE trust this?

    • Spot on Random Commenter! Most people do not worry themselves about limited resources, economic migrants, chain migration and anchor babies until it personally & negatively effects them in some way. Below is a YouTube video of a lifelong, Democrat, Quaker (peace loving, conscientious objector) mother who finally understands how illegal migration will destroy public schools, overcrowd classrooms, and increase property taxes of those few paying into the system! There is no free lunch folks! Money for multiple language interpreters, increased housing, new buildings, etc come mainly from the taxpayers. We can help more impoverished people and their families by giving aid at migrant homes of origin and at nearby asylum camps. Not by bringing them into Westen cities with limited resources. Not to mention the language, healthcare, and cultural barriers. President Trump is right again! Let’s hope more enlightened people walk away from the lib[eral] left (Democrat, Socialist parties) in 2018:

      https://youtu.be/r7dyXPR3e-A

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