Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/19/2018

People smugglers are now bringing illegal migrants from Turkey into Europe using limousines and luxury cars at up to €3,000 per head. The criminal network running the operation is thought to originate in Georgia.

In other news, a radical atheist in Edinburgh admitted that he set fires in a church and a Sikh temple to make a political statement.

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Financial Crisis
» Moody’s Cuts Italy’s Debt Rating to One Notch Above Junk
 
USA
» After Being Shot by Cops, Driver Careens Into Home as Family Slept, Police Say
» Alex Jones: $10,000 for Best NPC Meme
» Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Embarrasses Herself on Jimmy Kimmel Live
» An NWO Movie: Logan Paul’s “The Thinning” Leaked
» Blue State Blues: Democrats’ Mob Tactics May be Working
» Federal Judge “Shocked” To Find Obama State Dept Lied to Protect Hillary From Email Server Lawsuits
» Leftist Site Which Cheered the Banning of Alex Jones Just Got Banned Too
» Man Gets Life for Walmart Shooting That Killed 3
» New York Man Arrested for Threatening Kavanaugh-Supporting Senators
» ‘Rot in Hell!’: Henry Kissinger Heckled at New York University Speech
» ‘This Did Not Happen’ Tim Cook Calls for Bloomberg to Retract Story Claiming Apple Servers Contained Chinese Spy Chips
» Trump’s Doctrinal Problem
» Twitter Won’t Suspend Farrakhan for Calling Jews Termites
» Vox Editor Matthew Yglesias Reacted to Last Night’s Trump Speech in Montana by Asserting That the President Hopes His Supporters “Will Murder Journalists So That He Won’t be Criticized as Much.”
» You Have Been Warned: Experts Tell us That a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and Tsunami Will Destroy Everything West of Interstate 5
 
Europe and the EU
» Being Ruled by the EU is Being Ruled by Fascists — British Movie Icon Michael Caine
» Brexiteer MPs Could Vote Down Target Rifle Ban in Show of Strength Against Theresa May
» Cars With Turkish Elite Police Markings Spotted Patrolling Berlin Streets
» Doctors in Shock as Man Starts Shooting at Patient Inside Dutch Hospital
» Facebook Hires Anti-Brexit Former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
» Germany: Two Dead and Two Police Officers ‘Critically Injured’ In Stabbing Attack
» Hungary Govt Prefers Kurz’s Proposal
» ‘It’s Just Chaos’ — Pro-Brexit and Pro-EU Tories All Turning on Theresa May Over Negotiations
» Man Who Posed Shirtless With President Macron Arrested for Drug Dealing
» Mostly Muslim Grooming Gang Jailed for Raping 15 British Girls as Young as 11
» Orban: Our Borders Will be Protected by Our Soldiers
» Scotland: Radical Atheist Set Fire to Church, Sikh Temple to Make ‘Political Statement’
» Severe Weather Bothers Spain and There’s More to Come
» Swedish Man Convicted for Writing “Muslim Communities Are at Medieval Level and Solve Their Problems With Violence”
» Trump vs. The EU, Again
» UK: Child Rape Gang Trial Which Saw Tommy Robinson Jailed Over Reporting Restrictions Sees 20 Abusers Jailed
» UK: Drug Gangs Epidemic in Our Towns: ‘County Lines’ Crews Double to 1,500 as Ringleaders Rake in £2.5billion by Using Children as Young as 13 to Flood Areas With Heroin and Crack Cocaine
» UK: Notorious Radical Islamist Preacher Anjem Choudary Released From Jail, May Insists Public Will be Safe
» Vatican Whistleblower Denounces ‘Conspiracy of Silence’ Over McCarrick Cover-Up
» While Islamic Calls to Prayer Increase, Sweden Focuses on Silencing Church Bells
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Caroline Glick: Bret Stephens and Bari Weiss — Lara Alqasem’s Enablers
 
Middle East
» Are Turkey’s Spies Operating in America?
» Khashoggi Murder Suspect Dies in “Suspicious Car Accident”
» Saudis Admit Khashoggi Killed at Consulate “In Fist-Fight”, King Salman Fires 5 Top Officials
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia Set for More Political Chaos With Wentworth by-Election Favourite Kerryn Phelps Threatening to Derail the Government With a No-Confidence Vote — Amid Claims She May be Ineligible to Sit in Parliament
» Boy, 16, ‘Punched and Kicked Woman, 19, And Held Her as She Was Stabbed to Death’ In Attack That Shocked Melbourne
» Cops to Examine Whether Unborn Twins Killed in a Crash That Claimed Their Mum Drew Breath Before Dying in a Bid to Lay Additional Manslaughter Charges Against Their Killer
» Man Who Has Been Living in Australia for 11 Years Has Visa Rejected After Being Told His Wife Could be His Sister
» Vic Doctor Allegedly Kept Refugee as Slave
» Would You Like Halal With That? The Fast-Food Chains Selling Muslim-Friendly Food — and There Are More Than You Think
 
Latin America
» Assange Sues Ecuador for “Violating His Fundamental Freedoms”
» Brazil’s Overhauled Congress to be Dominated by Hard Right
 
Immigration
» Caravan Chaos Continues: Mexican Riot Cops Calm Migrant Violence With Tear Gas
» Germany’s Rich Put Their Children in Special ‘Migrant Free’ Day Care Centre
» Italy: Welcome Young Migrants to Replace ‘Dying’ Europeans and ‘Begin a New History’, Says Archbishop
» Letter: Texas Democrats Trolled for Illegal Votes
» Orban: EU’s Latest Migration Proposals ‘Like a Collection of Horror Stories’
» Outrage in Germany Over Low Sentence for Migrants Who Gang Raped 13-Year-Old Girl
» People-Smugglers Bringing Illegal Migrants to EU in Limos, Luxury Cars
» Salvini Celebrates as Libyan Coast Now Free of NGO Ships
» Some People Think That Migration is a Good Thing, We Think it is Dangerous — Hungarian PM
» Texas Democrats Encouraged Noncitizens to Vote With ‘Altered’ Registration Forms, Says Complaint
» Trump Does What Europe Should Do — Tell Migrants “If You Come Here We Will Cut Off Aid to Your Countries”
» UK: Report: Immigration Controls Failing to Deter Illegals, Many Go Underground, Border Staff Morale Low
» UN to Help With Migrant Caravans, Might “Resettle” Migrants Here
» Verhofstadt is Maniacally Pro-Migration and Represents the Interests of Soros and Migration to the Point of Obsession — Hungary’s Ruling Party
» We Have Reduced Immigration to Italy by 85 Per Cent — Interior Minister Matteo Salvini
 
Culture Wars
» Parent Group Sues Over Porn Given to Students
» Twitter Bans LifeSiteNews for Science Article Covering Spread of Stds Among Gay Men
 

Moody’s Cuts Italy’s Debt Rating to One Notch Above Junk

Five months after putting Italy on downgrade watch, Moody’s has seen enough and cut Italy’s debt rating to Baa3 — one notch above junk status.

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

After Being Shot by Cops, Driver Careens Into Home as Family Slept, Police Say

Two Miami Gardens police officers were injured after being struck by a vehicle trying to flee police, before they shot and killed the driver, Miami Gardens police said Friday.

After the suspect was shot, the black SUV he was driving careened across the street and into a home where a family was sleeping. No one in the home was injured, according to police.

Officers “approached the car and got the driver’s attention,” said Miami Gardens police chief Delma Noel-Pratt. “The vehicle tried to flee and struck my officers. The officers discharged their weapons.”

Noel-Pratt said an officer was on routine patrol at about 4 a.m. when he spotted the vehicle on Northwest 189th Street, between First and Second avenues. The officer ran the license plate and it came back stolen. The officer called for backup. When backup arrived, the officers approached the vehicle.

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As they got the man’s attention, Noel-Pratt said, he tried to flee and struck two officers. Both received leg injuries. One of the officers was released from the hospital later in the morning. A second officer with a knee injury remained hospitalized…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Alex Jones: $10,000 for Best NPC Meme

American radio host Alex Jones is launching a meme contest. The one who manages to create the best image around the popular so-called NPC meme will be rewarded with $10,000.

“NPC” is a net-meme that has spread explosively on social media in recent weeks, with the intention to heckle the politically correct Left. The popularity has made Twitter counterattack and block thousands of users in response.

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

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Embarrasses Herself on Jimmy Kimmel Live

NYC Socialist is new Dem favorite

The left’s new favorite young politician made a fool of herself on late night television Wednesday night.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

An NWO Movie: Logan Paul’s “The Thinning” Leaked

Globalists push a watered-down version of their plans as pop culture

Alex Jones blasts YouTube for pushing “The Thinning,” which depicts a kid-gloved account of the globalist endgame, while simultaneously banning him for revealing their actual gameplan.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Blue State Blues: Democrats’ Mob Tactics May be Working

Last month, a few days after my six-year-old daughter started first grade, I was standing in the schoolyard, having just watched her walk off to her classroom, when I was accosted by another parent.

She told me that, given my conservative views, I should leave liberal California and move to Kansas, where I’d learn how they treat Jews like me.

I asked her if she thought she was being “tolerant.” She replied: “I am tolerant. I just hate you.”

I have hesitated to write about that incident until now, because I did not want to escalate the conflict. But in the past several weeks, it has become clear that conservatives around the country are having similar experiences.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Federal Judge “Shocked” To Find Obama State Dept Lied to Protect Hillary From Email Server Lawsuits

The noose appears to be tightening further around the law-less behaviors of the Obama administration in their frantic efforts to protect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from lawsuits seeking information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and her handling of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

As Fox News reports, the transparency group Judicial Watch initially sued the State Department in 2014, seeking information about the response to the Benghazi attack after the government didn’t respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Other parallel lawsuits by Judicial Watch are probing issues like Clinton’s server, whose existence was revealed during the course of the litigation.

The State Department had immediately moved to dismiss Judicial Watch’s first lawsuit, but U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth (who was appointed to the bench by President Ronald Reagan) denied the request to dismiss the lawsuit at the time, and on Friday, he said he was happy he did, charging that State Department officials had intentionally misled him because other key documents, including those on Clinton’s email server, had not in fact been produced.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Leftist Site Which Cheered the Banning of Alex Jones Just Got Banned Too

This is why you defend free speech no matter who is in the crosshairs

The left-wing propaganda mill Reverb Press cheered when Alex Jones got deplatformed and banned from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Apple and Spotify in a concerted, Orwellian purge.

They wrote at least three articles cheering the act of censorship and called for even more:

The left-wing propaganda mill Reverb Press cheered when Alex Jones got deplatformed and banned from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Apple and Spotify in a concerted, Orwellian purge.

They wrote at least three articles cheering the act of censorship and called for even more:

Last week, they got banned themselves in Facebook and Twitter’s latest alt-media purge.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Man Gets Life for Walmart Shooting That Killed 3

A man who shot and killed three people at a Walmart in suburban Denver has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Scott Ostrem was sentenced Friday to three consecutive life terms plus 48 years after reaching a deal with prosecutors, who agreed not to seek the death penalty.

Prosecutors say the 48-year-old walked into the store in Thornton on Nov. 1, 2017, fired seven shots in about 20 seconds and left without saying a word. Investigators say they still don’t know his motive.

Killed were 26-year-old Victor Vasquez, 52-year-old Pamela Marques and 66-year-old Carlos Moreno. Some of their family members spoke at Friday’s hearing.

Ostrem pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder for endangering 45 other people inside the store…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

New York Man Arrested for Threatening Kavanaugh-Supporting Senators

Another day, another unhinged Democrat is arrested for threatening to kill Republicans.

Ronald DeRisi, 74, of Smithtown, Long Island, was arrested Friday morning after allegedly leaving more than ten “threatening voice messages” at the offices of two senators because of their support for Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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

‘Rot in Hell!’: Henry Kissinger Heckled at New York University Speech

Globalist accused of war crimes

New York University students heckled and disrupted an appearance by Henry Kissinger on Tuesday, accusing the former US Secretary of State of complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Inside, Kissinger was repeatedly interrupted by left-wing protesters, with the first shouting “Henry Kissinger, on behalf of the International Criminal Court, you are a war criminal, you have committed genocide against the people of the world!” before being escorted out by security.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘This Did Not Happen’ Tim Cook Calls for Bloomberg to Retract Story Claiming Apple Servers Contained Chinese Spy Chips

Tim Cook has hit back at Bloomberg for a story claiming the servers of tech giants including Apple contained spy chips.

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

Trump’s Doctrinal Problem

by Srdja Trifkovic

President Donald Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly on September 25 was met with audible disrespect from some of the assembled globalist cognoscenti (representatives of many barbarous regimes included), and with blind hostility from the media and commentariat. This was unsurprising, because the opening segment of his half-hour address sounded like the summary of a sound, conservative foreign-policy doctrine.

“We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism around the world,” Trump declared. Responsible nations must defend themselves against threats to their sovereignty from all forms of coercion and domination:…

           — Hat tip: Srdja Trifkovic [Return to headlines]
 

Twitter Won’t Suspend Farrakhan for Calling Jews Termites

When one thinks of termites, one thinks of the little insects that can cause severe damage to a person’s home. Yet, after Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan tweeted, “I am not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite,” Twitter has refused to suspend his account.

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

Vox Editor Matthew Yglesias Reacted to Last Night’s Trump Speech in Montana by Asserting That the President Hopes His Supporters “Will Murder Journalists So That He Won’t be Criticized as Much.”

During the rally, Trump joked about Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte, who infamously assaulted a Guardian reporter during his campaign last May.

“Any guy who can do a body slam … he’s my guy,” said Trump before imitating a body slam.

“I shouldn’t say this,” continued Trump, adding, “There’s nothing to be embarrassed about.”

Yglesias responded on Twitter by claiming, “Donald Trump hopes that his fans will murder journalists so that he won’t be criticized as much.”

“The institutional conservative movement supports Trump in his aspiration to murder journalists for the same reason they are lying about preexisting conditions — they are aware their actual agenda does not withstand public scrutiny,” asserted Yglesias.

“The conservative movement is a violent, lawless mob,” Yglesias added, seemingly as a counter to the innumerable violent attacks (some of them media approved) on conservatives that have led many on the right to characterize leftists as a violent mob.

The media has consistently played up the narrative that Trump’s rhetoric will lead to violence, while largely giving a pass to the likes of Maxine Waters and other Democrats who have openly called for their supporters to harass Trump voters and Republican lawmakers.

Shortly after the Capital Gazette newsroom shooting, which killed five people, Reuters editor Rob Cox blamed Trump for the murders, tweeting, “This is what happens when @realDonaldTrump calls journalists the enemy of the people. Blood is on your hands, Mr. President. Save your thoughts and prayers for your empty soul.”

Cox later had to apologize after it emerged that the gunman’s motive was a long term grudge against the newspaper stretching back to 2011.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

You Have Been Warned: Experts Tell us That a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and Tsunami Will Destroy Everything West of Interstate 5

The entire west coast of the United States lies directly along the Ring of Fire, and unfortunately the “Big One” is likely to arrive a whole lot sooner than most people are anticipating

With little or no warning, the Cascadia Subduction Zone will produce a catastrophic earthquake and accompanying tsunami that will essentially destroy everything west of Interstate 5 in the Pacific Northwest. It will be the worst natural disaster up to that point in American history, and as you will see below, the experts are saying that we are completely and utterly unprepared for it. Of course the San Andreas Fault gets more publicity, but the truth is that the Cascadia Subduction Zone is capable of producing a quake “almost 30 times more energetic” than anything the San Andreas Fault can produce. The Cascadia Subduction Zone stretches from northern Vancouver Island all the way down to northern California, and one expert recently told CBN News that all of the major cities in the region are essentially “built on a time bomb”…

According to Oregon State University paleoseismologist Chris Goldfinger, the Cascadia Subduction Zone is capable of producing an earthquake that is “almost 30 times more energetic” than anything that the San Andreas Fault is capable of producing…

“Cascadia can make an earthquake almost 30 times more energetic than the San Andreas to start with, and then it generates a tsunami at the same time, which the side-by-side motion of the San Andreas can’t do,” said Chris Goldfinger, a professor of geophysics at Oregon State University.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Being Ruled by the EU is Being Ruled by Fascists — British Movie Icon Michael Caine

The legendary British film icon and Brexit supporter has called the unelected EU “fascist” in a candid interview with BBC radio 4.

Sir Michael notably stated regarding the Leave vote: “I’d rather be a poor master than a rich slave.”

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

Brexiteer MPs Could Vote Down Target Rifle Ban in Show of Strength Against Theresa May

An amendment tacked onto the British Offensive Weapons Bill which would draw .50 calibre rifles used by target shooting enthusiasts into the legislation may be defeated by a group pro-Brexit parliamentarians as a show of force and warning to the Prime Minister over her cavalier attitude to delivering Brexit.

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

Cars With Turkish Elite Police Markings Spotted Patrolling Berlin Streets

Cars bearing the markings of the elite Turkish anti-terror police “Özel Harekat” have been spotted by locals in various districts of the German capital as some fear they are being used to intimidate opponents of the Erdogan regime.

The cars have, according to witnesses, been spotted in the districts of Mitte, Neukölln, and Kreuzberg in neighbourhoods where a large number of residents have Turkish backgrounds, Berliner Zeitung reports.

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

Doctors in Shock as Man Starts Shooting at Patient Inside Dutch Hospital

Personnel of a hospital in the Netherlands are shocked about a shooting that took place inside the emergency department, a local newspaper reports.

Late Friday night a patient with a gunshot wound had to be brought to the emergency room of the hospital in Zaandam.

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

Facebook Hires Anti-Brexit Former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Facebook has hired former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister and prominent anti-Brexit spokesman Nick Clegg as Head of Global Affairs and Communications.

According to the Financial Times, Clegg, who was recently knighted, “will move to Silicon Valley in January to succeed Elliot Schrage, who announced he would leave Facebook after 10 years in June.”

“He agreed to take on the job after months of wooing by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, who told Mr Clegg he would have a leading role in shaping the company’s strategy,” reported the Financial Times. “The decision by Facebook to hire Mr Clegg, a former European Commission trade negotiator and member of the European Parliament, suggests the company is trying to boost its connections in Brussels, where Facebook could face some of its biggest regulatory challenges.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Germany: Two Dead and Two Police Officers ‘Critically Injured’ In Stabbing Attack

On Friday morning, a stabbing attack took place in the western German town of Kirchheim, police report.

At first the police were alarmed about a case of domestic violence or even a gunman on the loose. When arriving at the scene around 8:30 am things got out of hand.

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

Hungary Govt Prefers Kurz’s Proposal

The migration proposal by European Union presidency-holder Austria is “more realistic” but is still far from “having an acceptable outline”, government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said, referring to the Brussels summit of EU heads of state and government.

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

‘It’s Just Chaos’ — Pro-Brexit and Pro-EU Tories All Turning on Theresa May Over Negotiations

MPs from both the Brexiteer and EU loyalist wings of the Tory Party are turning on Theresa May over her “chaotic” mismanagement of negotiations with the bloc.

The Prime Minister campaigned against Brexit during the 2016 referendum and has made concession after concession to Brussels, but the bloc has still stonewalled her on the border between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU member-state the Republic of Ireland.

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

Man Who Posed Shirtless With President Macron Arrested for Drug Dealing

A man who posed shirtless in a controversial photo with French President Emmanuel Macron during an official visit to the French Antilles has been arrested for dealing drugs.

Reaulf Flemming [pictured, above right], along with another young man, caused controversy when they posed shirtless with the French president during his visit at the start of October while giving a middle finger to the camera. Now, information has been released showing him to have been arrested on drugs charges, Il Giornale reports

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

Mostly Muslim Grooming Gang Jailed for Raping 15 British Girls as Young as 11

Censorship measures have now been lifted regarding the trials of the 20 mostly Muslim, Pakistani child rapists in Huddersfield, who have now been jailed.

The gang, which undertook a “campaign of rape and other sexual abuse” of vulnerable young girls, regularly gave their victims drink and drugs, threatening and sometimes actually abandoning the girls on the moors if the children did not do as they wanted.

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

Orban: Our Borders Will be Protected by Our Soldiers

According to the Prime Minister, in contrast to the European Commission’s proposal, the borders of Hungary will be protected by Hungarian soldiers and police officers, and the country will not accept any kind of resettlement programmes.

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

Scotland: Radical Atheist Set Fire to Church, Sikh Temple to Make ‘Political Statement’

Paul Johnson set fire to a Methodist church and a Sikh gurdwara in Scotland because he had “issues” with religion and wanted to make a “political statement”, a court has heard.

The unemployed 49-year-old admitted to two counts of wilful fire-raising aggravated by religious prejudices at Edinburgh High Court on Thursday, reports the Daily Record.

Johnson had set fire to the doors of the Methodist Church and the Guru Nanak temple in the Scottish capital in the early hours of August the 28th, 2018, and admitted to involvement when questioned by police on the 30th.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Severe Weather Bothers Spain and There’s More to Come

Thirty people had to be rescued from their cars in Spain, as parts of the country have been hit by severe weather.

A weather front that arrived on Thursday could lead to more than 100mm of rain within 12 hours, Spain’s national weather service AEMET warned yesterday.

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

Swedish Man Convicted for Writing “Muslim Communities Are at Medieval Level and Solve Their Problems With Violence”

On Wednesday a 50-year-old Swedish man was convicted of “hate speech” for having “expressed contempt with reference to creed” according to Halmstad District Court.

The sentence is briefly written but considers the following comments on social media enough to judge the man.

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

Trump vs. The EU, Again

In his latest interview with Radio Sputnik International, Srdja Trifkovic discusses President Donald Trump’s recent statement on CBS that the EU was formed to take advantage of the United States and that’s what it has been doing to this day. The first question was whether Trump’s assertion about the EU’s early days was accurate. [Audio]

ST: If you’re looking at the early days, [the European Union] started as the European Coal and Steel Community. Its primary purpose was to facilitate the movement of goods and services within the core of six original countries. This was done with the explicit blessing of the United States, of the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, back in the early 1950’s.

If we’re looking at the establishment of the European Union as it exists in its present form, specifically since the Lisbon Treaty was signed and when the current EU institutional framework was created, then there may be some truth to [President Trump’s statement]. In reality the EU has behaved over the past two decades like a trading block ready and willing to take advantage of the very open U.S. market, while inserting all sorts of subtle—or not so subtle—protectionist clauses into its own trading practices.

We need to bear in mind that very often European products have an in-built subsidy which is not directly visible. It is not like a subsidy that goes straight to the manufacturer or to the farmer! It goes via circuitous routes. Very often it’s hard to tell the percentage of built-in subsidies from Brussels which have found a way—for instance, through the French Ministry of Agriculture—but coming from European funds, and making French cheese more competitive than it otherwise would have been.

Q: In the summer the United States and the EU agreed to tone down the trade dispute, after a meeting in the White House between Jean-Claude Juncker and President Donald Trump; but what do you make of Trump’s latest comments about the EU hostility towards the U.S. and what message does this send out?…

           — Hat tip: Srdja Trifkovic [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Child Rape Gang Trial Which Saw Tommy Robinson Jailed Over Reporting Restrictions Sees 20 Abusers Jailed

A child abuse gang which embarked on a “campaign of rape and other sexual abuse” against vulnerable teenage girls has been jailed, it can now be reported after censorship measures were lifted.

Leeds Crown Court heard grim details about how the predators, from Huddersfield, plied their victims with drink and drugs and threatened to, and sometimes did, abandon them on the moors if they did not comply with demands.

One victim gave birth to a child after being raped, another had an abortion, and one tried to kill herself following the abuse, The Times reports.

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

UK: Drug Gangs Epidemic in Our Towns: ‘County Lines’ Crews Double to 1,500 as Ringleaders Rake in £2.5billion by Using Children as Young as 13 to Flood Areas With Heroin and Crack Cocaine

The disturbing scale of the ‘county lines’ national crime epidemic was laid bare yesterday.

Police said the number of gangs shipping heroin and crack cocaine from cities to provincial towns had doubled to 1,500 in under a year.

Using youngsters as drug mules, they are making a combined £7million a day — around £2.5billion a year.

Last night it also emerged that:

  • 200 suspects were arrested in just one week in the first round-Britain crackdown on the gangs;
  • Dealers as young as 13 were among those held by police;
  • Officers seized scores of weapons including loaded guns, a samurai sword and hunting knives.

The shocking results of the crackdown by all the country’s constabularies will intensify calls for politicians and police to step up their response to the county lines networks.

The term refers to the phone lines used by gangs to sell and distribute drugs…

           — Hat tip: Ivan Winters [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Notorious Radical Islamist Preacher Anjem Choudary Released From Jail, May Insists Public Will be Safe

Arguably the UK’s most infamous Islamist preacher has walked free from prison Thursday night, as the Prime Minister claims authorities will keep the public safe.

Anjem Choudary, 51, served just half of his five-year sentence for encouraging support for the Islamic State, and is likely to live off the British taxpayer now he is free, with him and his family given a “safe house” and not blocked from claiming welfare payments.

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

Vatican Whistleblower Denounces ‘Conspiracy of Silence’ Over McCarrick Cover-Up

ROME — A former Vatican ambassador said Friday that a supposed rebuttal of his claims that Pope Francis grossly mishandled the case of serial homosexual abuser Cardinal Theodore McCarrick actually confirms the substance of his accusations.

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

While Islamic Calls to Prayer Increase, Sweden Focuses on Silencing Church Bells

Swedish Television (SVT) celebrity Pekka Heino’s complaint silences the church bells in Kungsholm’s Church that have been ringing since 1679, news outlet Hem & Hyra reports.

Minister Michael Persson quickly submitted to Heino’s demands and did not even take the matter to the environmental authorities.

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

Caroline Glick: Bret Stephens and Bari Weiss — Lara Alqasem’s Enablers

For the past two weeks, Israel-bashers have had a brand-new poster child. Her name is Lara Alqasem.

Alqasem is an American citizen registered in a masters degree program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is also a key operative in the so-called BDS or “boycott, divestment and sanctions” campaign against Israel.

Alqasem flew to Israel two weeks ago. Upon landing at Ben Gurion Airport, in accordance with Israeli law, which bars BDS activists from entering Israel, Alqasem was denied entry and immigration officials attempted to deport her.

Rather than agree to go home, Alqasem called in a battery of attorneys to appeal the decision in court. The move went from one judicial body to another, gathering the force of a massive media storm from day to day until it landed on the laps of three justices in Israel’s radical Supreme Court.

The three justices, who care more about looking good to the Left — and the New York Times — than the law, predictably ignored the law and let her in.

How did an expulsion order against a 22-year-old graduate student cause such a maelstrom? How did it come about that Alqasem was immediately defended by a battery of lawyers? Why did Israel’s leftist media outlets and the world media immediately embrace her as a heroine, and so ensure that Israel’s radical justices would pounce at the opportunity to prove their leftist credentials and let her into the country?

To understand how Lara Alqasem became an instant celebrity for Israel-haters and an attractive victim worth saving for Israeli leftists, we need to understand a few basic truths.

The Israeli government, Alqasem’s many powerful supporters, and Israel’s radical Supreme Court justices agree that Alqasem headed the BDS movement against Israel on her campus.

Until she graduated last spring, Alqasem served as the head of University of Florida’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). The Israeli government and Alqasem’s lawyers and supporters (including Israel’s radical justices), differ on what that means.

The BDS movement calls for isolating the world’s largest Jewish community. It does so for two reasons. First, it seeks to build political support in the U.S. and throughout the West for the claim that Jews have no right to self-determination, and that Israel has no right to exist. And second, the BDS movement aims to turn Jews who support Israel’s existence, (that is, approximately 90 percent of world Jewry) into evil Untouchables.

The agenda and goal of the BDS movement are of course inherently bigoted against Jews. Indeed, the BDS campaign is the most active, and the most powerful, antisemitic campaign in the Western world.

So how do BDS operatives prevent their cause from being treated as an intrinsically racist enterprise?…

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Are Turkey’s Spies Operating in America?

According to Turkish media reports, the Turkish government’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) gathered intelligence via its imams and other employees in 38 countries on the activities of Turks suspected of supporting the US-based Turkish Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, whom Turkey’s government accuses of organizing a failed coup attempt in July 2016. Diyanet reportedlyrequested from its branches abroad to submit their findings in time for the 9th Eurasia Islamic Council, which took place in October 2016. These findings were then reportedly submitted to the “Coup Commission” of the Turkish parliament (TBMM).

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Khashoggi Murder Suspect Dies in “Suspicious Car Accident”

A 31-year-old lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force said to have participated in the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi died in a “suspicious car accident” in Riyadh, according to Turkish media.

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Saudis Admit Khashoggi Killed at Consulate “In Fist-Fight”, King Salman Fires 5 Top Officials

Saudi Arabia confirmed tonight that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at its consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.

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

Australia Set for More Political Chaos With Wentworth by-Election Favourite Kerryn Phelps Threatening to Derail the Government With a No-Confidence Vote — Amid Claims She May be Ineligible to Sit in Parliament

Residents of Sydney’s eastern suburbs will head to the booths for the Wentworth by-election on Saturday as Prime Minister Scott Morrison prepares for a looming minority government.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Boy, 16, ‘Punched and Kicked Woman, 19, And Held Her as She Was Stabbed to Death’ In Attack That Shocked Melbourne

A 16-year-old boy has faced children’s court for his involvement in Laa Chol’s death at a party in a Melbourne apartment complex in July.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Cops to Examine Whether Unborn Twins Killed in a Crash That Claimed Their Mum Drew Breath Before Dying in a Bid to Lay Additional Manslaughter Charges Against Their Killer

The father-of-four charged over a crash in Sydney’s west that killed a pregnant mother, her unborn twins and a learner driver has been refused bail and could face additional manslaughter charges.

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Man Who Has Been Living in Australia for 11 Years Has Visa Rejected After Being Told His Wife Could be His Sister

Melbourne man Daniel Tadese, who is of Ethiopian descent, is an Australian citizen. His son, 4, is also a citizen. But his wife has had her visa denied over fears the couple are siblings.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Vic Doctor Allegedly Kept Refugee as Slave

A Melbourne doctor allegedly kept a refugee as a slave, working him 14 hours a day without breaks, giving him opioids and threatening him, a tribunal heard.

A Melbourne doctor allegedly kept a refugee as a slave, working him 14 hours a day without breaks, supplying him opioids for pain and threatening to have him killed, adding “no one will know”, a tribunal has been told.

Dr Seyyed Ali Abdolzadeh Farshchi failed to pay the Iranian refugee for three months because he was “in training” but eventually paid him $10 an hour, irregularly, and he didn’t receive the full amount, according to a police summary provided to VCAT.

The victim, named X, worked 14 hours a day without breaks and alleges he sometimes he worked 21-hour days.

He alleges the Iranian trained doctor gave him opioids to “get his power again” despite being tired and in pain from long working hours.

However when on one occasion he had a seizure and collapsed, his workmates were told by Dr Farshchi not to call an ambulance but instead bring him to his office.

The doctor didn’t see him, and when X later asked: “Didn’t you think I might die?”, he responded “he would put X’s body in the septic tank and dissolve it with acid”, the summary alleges…

           — Hat tip: Salome [Return to headlines]
 

Would You Like Halal With That? The Fast-Food Chains Selling Muslim-Friendly Food — and There Are More Than You Think

McDonald’s,KFC and Red Rooster are offering halal food in areas of Sydney and Melbourne that have high Muslim populations. One store has even stopped serving pork-based bacon.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Assange Sues Ecuador for “Violating His Fundamental Freedoms”

Julian Assange is taking legal action against the government of Ecuador, accusing it of violating his “fundamental rights and freedoms”.

While this might appear like ‘biting the hand that feeds and shelters you’ Assange’s lawyer notes his client’s poor health and new more restrictive rules for asylum have forced them to take action.

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Brazil’s Overhauled Congress to be Dominated by Hard Right

With the country’s favourite clown, a male porn star and a descendant of the former royal family among those returned, Brazil’s congressional election earlier this month delivered its usual quota of exotic fauna.

But when the new legislature convenes on February 1st, it will be a very different body to the deeply discredited one it replaces, with major implications for whoever wins the country’s presidential run-off on October 28th.

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

Caravan Chaos Continues: Mexican Riot Cops Calm Migrant Violence With Tear Gas

Update (1800ET): As a surge of migrants broke through a steel fence that had been padlocked shut…

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

Germany’s Rich Put Their Children in Special ‘Migrant Free’ Day Care Centre

A day care centre ‘for children of rich parents’ in northern Germany advertises explicitly with being nearly migrant free, a local news outlet reports.

The Kita Rabenshorts day care centre in Hamburg is situated in a green area with tall trees and houses with large gardens.

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Italy: Welcome Young Migrants to Replace ‘Dying’ Europeans and ‘Begin a New History’, Says Archbishop

A prominent archbishop has told Italians they need “young people who come from elsewhere in order to begin a new history”, as the native population ages.

Archbishop Gian Carlo Perego resides in Ferrara-Comacchio, an ancient settlement in the Emilia-Romagna region — long a stronghold of the left, but now a hotbed of rapidly increasing support for Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini’s populist, anti-mass migration League (Lega) party.

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

Letter: Texas Democrats Trolled for Illegal Votes

Democrats in Texas encouraged illegal aliens and noncitizens to cast felonious illegal votes in the upcoming mid-term election, a conservative public-interest legal group alleged in a letter to Texas law enforcement and voting officials.

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

Orban: EU’s Latest Migration Proposals ‘Like a Collection of Horror Stories’

Hungarian leader Viktor Orban has described the EU’s latest migration proposals as “like a collection of horror stories”.

In a post on the Hungarian government’s official About Hungary website, Orban spokesman Zoltan Kovacs describes a looming battle of “globalists versus defenders of the nation”, with an EU establishment facing serious electoral reverses in the European Parliament elections in 2019 in the former camp and Prime Minister Orban very firmly in the latter.

“On the one hand, the pro-migration forces continue their relentless drive to push for more immigration and denigrate anyone who dares to oppose them. On the other hand, we see the battle lines being drawn in the conflict between globalists and nationalists and, in particular, a clear picture of who stands where,” Kovacs said.

Orban himself told Kossuth Radió’s Good Morning Hungary programme that he believes the EU is pushing its migration policies “at full steam” because it fears that “after the [European Parliament] elections, there might be an anti-migration majority on the continent”.

His primary concern with the “horror story” proposals is the way they are framed as border management measures rather than border protection measures — “The phrase border protection means that there is a border that we should protect, while the word border management means that there is a border, and we have to find a way through it,” he explained.

According to Kovacs, the measures “the liberal EU elite” are proposing include a “permanent pro-migration programme, opening up new avenues for legal immigration, experimental migration deals with African countries and a so-called ‘humanitarian visa’.”

One of the EU’s proposed measures for bringing the migrant crisis under control which Hungary is particularly wary of is a plan to significantly expand the EU Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) and increase its powers, ostensibly so it can help relieve the pressure on countries at the bloc’s common external border.

Orban believes that the EU intends to take control of border control not to help with burden-sharing, but to prevent anti-mass migration like Hungary — which slashed illegal migration by over 99 percent after rapidly constructing a double-lined border barrier manned by a newly expanded border guard — from enforcing strict controls.

“They want to take away from us the keys to the gate… [T]hey were unable to persuade Hungary to let migrants in, [so] the plan now is that they will take border protection rights away from us,” he told Hungarian radio.

“They want no less than to send their mercenaries from Brussels to replace our Hungarians who are defending the border… Let us not be under any illusion… they will allow in migrants,” he warned.

[Comment: Orban is a fine knowledgeable statesman and knows that globalists are liars, just like their leader, Sauron. ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Outrage in Germany Over Low Sentence for Migrants Who Gang Raped 13-Year-Old Girl

Outrage has sparked across Germany after lenient sentences (as little as a year and eight months, suspended) were given to a migrant gang that took turns raping a 13-year-old girl.

Eight migrants, aged 14 to 17 who held Bulgarian citizenship — raped the victim at a swimming pool in Velbert, Germany and dragged her into the woods as she made her way home, as reported by Der Spiegel.

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

People-Smugglers Bringing Illegal Migrants to EU in Limos, Luxury Cars

People-smugglers are transporting “desperate” illegal migrants to the European Union via Turkey in limousines and luxury cars at up to 3,000 euros a time.

Greek police have arrested five suspected people-smugglers from Georgia, a European country outside the EU bloc in the Caucasus, who they believe to be part of a more substantial and only partly dismantled criminal network, Ekathimerini reports.

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

Salvini Celebrates as Libyan Coast Now Free of NGO Ships

Populist Italian Interior minister Matteo Salvini has expressed joy following reports that there are currently no migrant transport NGOs operating off the Libyan coast.

Throughout 2016 and 2017, several migrant transport NGOs operated in the Search and Rescue (SAR) zone off the coast of Libya to pick up migrants who were then brought back to Italy. Following Interior Minister Salvini’s decree to stop port access to the NGO vessels, all migrant transport activity in the area has now come to a halt, Il Giornale reports.

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

Some People Think That Migration is a Good Thing, We Think it is Dangerous — Hungarian PM

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, said in a video posted on Facebook that Hungary had “successfully defended” its right to protect its borders at this week’s European Union summit in Brussels.

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

Texas Democrats Encouraged Noncitizens to Vote With ‘Altered’ Registration Forms, Says Complaint

The Texas Democratic Party sent voter registration applications to noncitizens in the Rio Grande Valley region of South Texas, urging recipients to cast ballots in the November midterm election. These mailers allegedly arrived with the U.S. citizenship box pre-checked, potentially creating false claims to voter eligibility, according to a complaint filed Thursday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Does What Europe Should Do — Tell Migrants “If You Come Here We Will Cut Off Aid to Your Countries”

As caravans of around 4,000 migrants head to the US, Trump issues a warning to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

“We have today informed the countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that if they allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States, with the intention of entering our country illegally, all payments made to them will STOP (END)!” the president said in a tweet late Tuesday.

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

UK: Report: Immigration Controls Failing to Deter Illegals, Many Go Underground, Border Staff Morale Low

The government’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration are failing to reduce the number of people in the UK unlawfully, a report has found.

The academic study found little evidence that the enforcement activity of authorities is deterring illegal migrants from coming or encouraging them to leave the UK.

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

UN to Help With Migrant Caravans, Might “Resettle” Migrants Here

The 4,000-strong migrant “caravan” heading for the United States has reached the Guatemala-Mexico border, news reports reveal, and it appears Mexico will get help from the United Nations in handling this latest migrant crisis.

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

Verhofstadt is Maniacally Pro-Migration and Represents the Interests of Soros and Migration to the Point of Obsession — Hungary’s Ruling Party

Fidesz, Hungary’s ruling party, has accused Guy Verhofstadt, the group leader of the Liberals in the European Parliament, of mounting “a vicious attack on Hungary due to its refusal to turn the country into a land of immigration”.

In a Thursday interview to Hungarian weekly 168 Ora, Verhofstadt called on the European People’s Party, to which Fidesz belongs, to distance itself from Viktor Orban “and send him where he belongs, the dung heap of history, along with his new populist friends.

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

We Have Reduced Immigration to Italy by 85 Per Cent — Interior Minister Matteo Salvini

Matteo Salvini from the immigration-critical Lega Party has now been Italy’s deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister for four months.

“I have been here for four months and I must say that I’ve already done a lot. The latest is our decree on immigration and security. It has become more difficult for immigrants to reach Italy, and easier for the government to expel criminals”, he says.

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

Parent Group Sues Over Porn Given to Students

From FreedomProject Media:

With help from the Thomas More Society, a group of Colorado parents calling itself “Pornography Is Not Education” (PINE) is suing a controversial company that provides hardcore pornography and other obscene material to children in government schools across America. The Massachusetts-based firm, dubbed EBSCO Information Services, literally pumps graphic sex images and extreme perversion into more than 55,000 public schools. And the tax-funded Colorado Library Consortium helps. Parents have now had enough.

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

Twitter Bans LifeSiteNews for Science Article Covering Spread of Stds Among Gay Men

LGBT thought police now a danger to public health

In “progressive” America today, you’re no longer allowed to mention the scientific facts about the spread of STDs among gay men.

Twitter has just banned LifeSiteNews for daring to report the scientific facts about gay sex spreading many blood-borne diseases. Because the LGBT thought police now run all the tech giants, any fact-based reports that don’t worship anal sex as an ultra-clean lifestyle of purity and godliness are quickly banned by the tech giants.

With this bowing down to the anti-science lunacy of the LGBT propagandists, Twitter now underscores why it is a danger to the public health of all Americans. Articles that discuss infectious diseases among heterosexual couples are openly allowed, of course, because according to the LGBT cultists, straight heterosexual intercourse is “strange” and “weird.” But articles that discuss the health risks associated with anal penetrative sexual intercourse are verboten.

Science, in other words, is now deemed “hate speech” by the clueless, scientifically illiterate LGBT crusaders who spent their college years learning how to be “social justice warriors” rather than informed biologists. Fact-based reality has been overthrown by LGBT-protective tech monopolists who control all online conversations by asserting authoritarian control over thoughts and speech. They’ve unanimously decided that protecting their false narratives of “safe” anal sex are far more important than educating the public about how anal cancer is actually spread. (Hint: Primarily through anal sex, in case you haven’t figured that out yet…)

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/19/2018

  1. “MPs from both the Brexiteer and EU loyalist wings of the Tory Party are turning on Theresa May over her “chaotic” mismanagement of negotiations with the bloc.”

    None of this is surprising. May was a “remainer” and is now apparently the one to guide Britain’s exit, something she has never believed in. She needs to be replaced as PM and let the true believers such as Boris, lead the negotiations.

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