Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/21/2019

Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has announced plans to admit more than a million immigrants to Canada over the next three years. Meanwhile, French authorities have erected a ten-foot Trump-style wall near Calais around part of the approach to the Chunnel, to keep migrants from swarming lorries on their way to the UK.

In other news, all 26 of the governor’s proposed gun-control laws have been voted down by the Virginia state legislature.

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USA
» Exclusive: Donors Stop Giving to UGA in Wake of ‘Racist’ TA
» Family of Teen Falsely Ided as Covington Student Tells of Harassment by Twitter Mob
» Fourth of July Terrorism Suspect Indicted, Accused of Plotting Attack on Downtown Cleveland in Name of Al-Qaida
» GQ Writer Regrets Tweet Calling for Covington Students to be Doxxed
» ICYMI: All 26 of 26 Gun Control Bills in Virginia Fail to Pass
» Invoking MLK Day, Notre Dame Moves to Cover Up ‘Demeaning’ Christopher Columbus Mural
» Kamala Harris Will Kick Off 2020 Run on ‘American Values’ With Speech in … Silicon Valley
» Lawyer for Covington Catholic HS Families Threatens Lawsuits Against Media Unless They Retract False Stories
» Native American Activist Who Claimed ‘Harassment’ By Teens Actually Leftist Operative
» Twitter Allows ‘Verified’ Calls for Violence Against Conservative High School Kids
» Verified Leftist Calls for MAGA Kids to be ‘Fired on’, School Burned Down
» Vulture Writer Who Wished Death on Covington Students Fired From Job at INE Entertainment
 
Europe and the EU
» Boris: UK Must Leave EU on 29th March, Plots Will Fail
» ‘Fast Track’ Lanes for UK Tourists in Portuguese Airports Post-Brexit
» France: Macron on Brink: Yellow Vest Leaders Trying to ‘Overthrow’ Government Says Spokesman
» Ireland: ISIS ‘Mentor’ Attended Dublin Mosque, Claims Former Sympathiser
» Italy: Calenda Says Pro-EU List Won’t be ‘Hodge-Podge’
» Italy Envoy Called to French Foreign Ministry Over Di Maio
» No Deal Brexit Scares Debunked: ‘In EU We’re Spending £10bn to Save £5bn’
» UK: Khan’s London: Second World War Memorial Desecrated, Churchill Statue Vandalised
» UK: Marion Marechal-Le Pen: Oxford Union Criticised for Invitation
» ‘Why Can’t They Take the Bus?’ — Davos Locals Furious as Limos Clog Streets
 
South Asia
» Pakistan: Canadian Woman Who Converted to Islam Strangled to Death in Honor Killing
 
Latin America
» Ecuador to Demand Venezuelan Migrants’ Criminal Records After Murder
 
Immigration
» Canada is Going to Take in More Than 1 Million New Immigrants in the Next 3 Years
» EU Civil War: Italy Rages Over Migrant Crisis — ‘France is Impoverishing African Colonies’
» France Builds Trump-Style Wall to Stop Illegals Getting to Britain
» French Mayor Blisters Macron: “Mass Immigration Must be Ended”
» Humanitarian Volunteers Convicted on Charges Related to Leaving Food, Water for Migrants at Arizona-Mexico Border
» Hungary: We Will Prevent Brussels to Implement the UN Migration Pact
» Italy: Salvini, Strada Clash Over Migrants
» Pre-Davos Poll: 70% of Italians Say Immigration is ‘Mostly Bad’
» Remigration: Czech Republic to Pay Non-EU Migrants to Go Home
 
Culture Wars
» Catholic Priest Slams March for Life as ‘Repulsive and Futile’
» Italy: League Furious Over Transgender’s Lesson to Kids
» Mark Latham’s Vow to End Transgender Self-Identification and Rejection of ‘Gender Fluidity’ As Part of His One Nation Senate Campaign Sparks Outrage
» Transgender Epidemic in the UK: One Child Changes Gender Every Day — a Non-Issue and Normal Says PM Theresa May
 
General
» New Prehistoric Shark Species Discovered Alongside Sue the T. Rex
 

Exclusive: Donors Stop Giving to UGA in Wake of ‘Racist’ TA

Alumni and donors who give money to the University of Georgia are threatening to no longer financially support the university if it does not take action against a teaching assistant who once said, “some white people may have to die.”

UGA philosophy TA Irami Osei-Frimpong posted the comment in the Overheard at UGA Facebook page but it has since been deleted, as Campus Reform previously reported. The TA had previously compared Southern whites to “sociopaths” and “autistic kids.”

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Family of Teen Falsely Ided as Covington Student Tells of Harassment by Twitter Mob

The brother of a random young teen named Michael Hodge, who was wrongly identified as a student of Covington Catholic High School and doxed by hate-filled Twitter mobs, revealed Sunday how the Twitterati is working tirelessly to destroy the lives of his entire family.

On his personal Twitter account, Michael’s brother Andrew Hodge told the disturbing story of how a day which was supposed to be a celebration of their brother Alex getting married turned into a nightmare.

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Fourth of July Terrorism Suspect Indicted, Accused of Plotting Attack on Downtown Cleveland in Name of Al-Qaida

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A grand jury indicted a man on terrorism charges Wednesday, following his arrest last year on suspicion that he plotted to park a van full of explosives near a downtown Cleveland park where spectators planned to watch 4th of July fireworks.

Demetrius Pitts, 49, is charged with attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida. The FBI said Pitts corresponded with an undercover agent and scoped out an area to park a van full of explosives near Voinovich Park on Independence day.

[Comment: Article dated January 17, 2019.]

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GQ Writer Regrets Tweet Calling for Covington Students to be Doxxed

A GQ writer says he regrets a now-deleted tweet in which he called for doxxing the Covington Catholic High School students involved in a confrontation with a Native American elder.

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ICYMI: All 26 of 26 Gun Control Bills in Virginia Fail to Pass

On Friday, news broke that the Virginia Senate Committee on Courts of Justice and the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee heard and voted to defeat many of Governor Ralph Northam’s requested gun control bills. As extreme as Oregon’s bills are, these went much farther, regulating nearly every possible aspect of gun ownership in Old Dominion.

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

Invoking MLK Day, Notre Dame Moves to Cover Up ‘Demeaning’ Christopher Columbus Mural

The president of the University of Notre Dame sent an email to all students Sunday night, informing them of the school’s decision to cover up an on-campus mural of Christopher Columbus.

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Kamala Harris Will Kick Off 2020 Run on ‘American Values’ With Speech in … Silicon Valley

On Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced her candidacy for the 2020 presidential election with a 1-minute video extolling “American values” and inviting supporters to join her … in Oakland — a rising liberal tech hub increasingly associated with Silicon Valley.

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

Lawyer for Covington Catholic HS Families Threatens Lawsuits Against Media Unless They Retract False Stories

Thanks to the sloppy, one-sided reporting of the malicious, agenda-driven media, a group of Catholic high school teenagers and their families have become the subjects of threats and harassment from a hateful online outrage mob. Their only sins? Being white, Catholic, and supporters of the president.

The full story has emerged in the wake of the fake news blitzkrieg over the weekend, and the media outlets that spread defamatory smears against the kids are now being warned to correct and retract their stories or face a lawsuit. Contrary to the media’s malicious narrative, the kids were not racist rednecks mobbing a Native American elder with hateful slurs. It was quite the opposite.

Los Angeles-based trial lawyer Robert Barnes offered to represent the Covington families for free should they decide to sue the New York Times.

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

Native American Activist Who Claimed ‘Harassment’ By Teens Actually Leftist Operative

A Native American activist who falsely claimed “harassment” by a group of pro-Trump Catholic school students has a history of feigning outrage to stoke racial tensions.

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

Twitter Allows ‘Verified’ Calls for Violence Against Conservative High School Kids

Twitter has spent years assuring the public that it will crack down on trolling, harassment, and violent threats. It’s also pledged to tackle “misinformation” and “unhealthy conversation,” using these loaded terms as excuses to ban a wide range of anti-progressive dissidents from the platform.

But when innocent conservative high school kids are flooded with violent threats, targeted harassment and doxing on the basis of media-promoted misinformation, Jack Dorsey and his staff seem to do nothing — it even briefly promoted the smears.

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

Verified Leftist Calls for MAGA Kids to be ‘Fired on’, School Burned Down

A verified leftist on Twitter responded to the media’s fake news demonization campaign against the Covington Catholic High School students by calling for them to be ‘fired on’ and for their school to be burned down.

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

Vulture Writer Who Wished Death on Covington Students Fired From Job at INE Entertainment

Digital company INE Entertainment has fired a journalist who publicly wished for the death of several Covington Catholic High School students and their parents in a pair of tweets over the weekend. Aside from his job as a post-production supervisor at INE, Erik Abriss is a contributor to New York Media’s pop culture site Vulture.

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

Boris: UK Must Leave EU on 29th March, Plots Will Fail

Brexiteer Boris Johnson has insisted that those plotting to “stop Brexit” will fail, that Theresa May’s plan “is dead” and that the PM must go back to Brussels and deliver a final “take-it-or-leave-it” offer to the EU.

In his weekly hit for The Telegraph, the former Foreign Secretary today hit out at the “large number of MPs” who want to “frustrate the will of the people”, dismissing the “absurd plots in Parliament” as being unable to stop Brexit “or even succeed in delaying it”. Let’s hope Boris is right.

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‘Fast Track’ Lanes for UK Tourists in Portuguese Airports Post-Brexit

In yet another embarrassing drubbing for the establishment’s increasingly bonkers Project Fear, the Portuguese government have revealed plans for British tourists to get ‘fast track’, UK-only lanes post-Brexit. British tourists are a huge financial asset, this is the type of common sense solution we’ll see plenty more of once the UK has left the European Union.

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

France: Macron on Brink: Yellow Vest Leaders Trying to ‘Overthrow’ Government Says Spokesman

FRENCH government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux branded two of the leading public figures of the yellow vest rebellion “dissenters” seeking to overthrow President Emmanuel Macron.

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Ireland: ISIS ‘Mentor’ Attended Dublin Mosque, Claims Former Sympathiser

The man who is believed to have converted Alexandr Bekmirzaev to radical Islamic views was a regular attender at the mosque in Clonskeagh, Dublin, according to a former Isis sympathiser.

The former sympathiser, who is no longer a Muslim, said he and other holders of radical views, some of whom have since died fighting for Isis, regularly attended the mosque.

“Alexandr frequented the Clonskeagh mosque along with his mentor,” he said. Bekmirzaev’s “mentor” regularly spoke about his views with others after evening prayers, including with people who did not agree with him, he said.

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

Italy: Calenda Says Pro-EU List Won’t be ‘Hodge-Podge’

‘Don’t think LeU and Forza Italia should join’

(ANSA) — Rome, January 21 — Former centre-left opposition Democratic Party (PD) industry minister Carlo Calenda said Monday his new pro-EU and anti-populist list for the May 23-26 European elections would not be a “hodge-podge” of forces ranging from the leftwing Free and Equal (LeU) party to Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right Forxa Italia (FI) party.

“I don’t think LeU and Forza Italia should join,” he said.

Calenda, a PD heavyweight, on Friday launched the “manifesto for the constitution of a single list of pro-EU political and civic forces at the upcoming European elections”.

Another PD heavyweight, former premier Paolo Gentiloni, said he would join, calling it “the right path to stop national-populism”.

“Italy and Europe are stronger than those who want them to be weak,” Calenda said.

Also signing up were former PD caretaker leader Maurizio Martina, an ex-farm minister, and Lazio Governor Nicola Zingaretti, favourite to be next PD leader.

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Italy Envoy Called to French Foreign Ministry Over Di Maio

Africa remarks ‘hostile and without cause’

(ANSA) — Rome, January 21 — Italian Ambassador to France Teresa Castaldo was summoned to the French foreign ministry Monday over remarks Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio made over alleged French policy in Africa, diplomatic sources told ANSA.

French diplomatic sources told ANSA Monday that Di Maio’s remarks were “hostile and without cause given the partnership between France and Italy in the European Union.” They said “they must be read in a context of Italian internal politics”.

Castaldo was summoned by the cabinet chief of French European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau over remarks Di Maio made at a rally Sunday, French media said.

The head of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S), who is also labour and economy minister, said “if today people are leaving Africa is it because some European countries, with France in the lead, have never stopped colonizing tens of African States”.

Di Maio said French President Emmanuel Macron “first lectures us (on migrants), then continues to finance public debt with the money with which he exploits Africa”.

The deputy premier went on to suggest Brussels should impose sanctions on Paris and take the question to the United Nations.

Speaking on Italian radio Monday morning, Di Maio said Paris was allegedly “impoverishing” Africa with what he called “the franc of the colonies”.

He said “in order to keep the Africans in Africa, it would be enough for the French to stay home. France should start opening its ports. We’ll take migrants to Marseille until they stop minting the currency for Africa in Lyon”.

After France summoned the ambassador, Di Maio said that “Africa must be decolonised” and the EU, too, “must deal with this issue”.

He said “let’s look the causes in the face, too, not only the effects of emigration. There are authoritative economists all over the world who talk about it, we have only lit the spotlight on a truth”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

No Deal Brexit Scares Debunked: ‘In EU We’re Spending £10bn to Save £5bn’

Peter Lilley has hit back at Project Fear stories that Britain will be worse off if it leaves the EU without a deal, saying the country will spend less on EU tariffs and goods would not be held up at ports.

Lord Lilley, who helped establish the World Trade Organization (WTO), hit back at claims by industry minister Richard Harrington MP that WTO terms are “a last resort position” and not meant for trading with complex economies.

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UK: Khan’s London: Second World War Memorial Desecrated, Churchill Statue Vandalised

A memorial to the tens of thousands of Bomber Command air crew who lost their lives during the Second World War has been vandalised in London, along with a nearby statue of wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill.

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

UK: Marion Marechal-Le Pen: Oxford Union Criticised for Invitation

The Oxford Union has been criticised for inviting far-right French activist Marion Marechal-Le Pen to speak.

Oxford East MP Annaliese Dodds said the debating society seemed “determined to invite very controversial figures”.

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‘Why Can’t They Take the Bus?’ — Davos Locals Furious as Limos Clog Streets

We couldn’t imagine a struggle that better symbolizes the burgeoning conflict between the globalist “Davos Man”, who has flourished in the years since the financial crisis (largely because central banks helped transform it into a dip to buy), and regular, working people than the one highlighted this weekend by Bloomberg News in a report about the simmering anger locals feel toward the wealthy MOUs who flock to their mid-tier ski town for a few days every January to revel in the excesses of the stratified world these outsiders helped to create.

Davos locals are growing increasingly frustrated with the traffic congestion that the conferences attendees (it’s expected to draw 3,000 guests this year, the largest crowd in its history) and their limos bring to the town, with the 11,000 residents wondering why they can’t just take public transportation like Swiss central bankers and government ministers do?

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Pakistan: Canadian Woman Who Converted to Islam Strangled to Death in Honor Killing

A Canadian woman who converted to Islam was murdered in an honour killing investigators say was made to look like a suicide.

According to Pakistan’s Express News, Safia Nasir, 40, was killed sometime over the past week.

So far, it isn’t known what her pre-conversion name was or where she was from in Canada. She reportedly married a man from Pakistan and lived with him in the Samnabad area.

What is known is that she converted a number of years ago and had a nine-month-old child.

Cops were called and told that Nasir had committed suicide by hanging.

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Ecuador to Demand Venezuelan Migrants’ Criminal Records After Murder

QUITO (Reuters) — Ecuador will ask Venezuelan migrants to present their criminal records upon entering, the country’s vice president said on Monday, following the murder of a pregnant Ecuadorean woman by a Venezuelan man that triggered protests and acts of violence.

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Canada is Going to Take in More Than 1 Million New Immigrants in the Next 3 Years

Want to live and work in Canada? That dream could become a reality now that the government has announced plans to accept more than a million immigrants in the next three years.

In his 2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, the country’s immigration minister, Ahmed Hussen, revealed plans to admit as many as 1,080,000 new permanent residents from 2019 to 2021, with the upper target for 2021 being 370,000.

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EU Civil War: Italy Rages Over Migrant Crisis — ‘France is Impoverishing African Colonies’

ITALY’s deputy prime minister has blamed France for forcing migrants to make the perilous journey from Africa to Europe after some 170 people drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean.

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France Builds Trump-Style Wall to Stop Illegals Getting to Britain

French authorities have built a ten-foot wall at a Total station in Calais used by migrants who attempt to storm lorries and break into Britain.

The barrier is being erected at a petrol station in the Marcel-Doret area where lorries stop to fill up with fuel before heading to the port and onwards to the United Kingdom. It is set to be finished by mid-February.

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French Mayor Blisters Macron: “Mass Immigration Must be Ended”

French President Emmanuel Macron was warned about the wrath he is incurring by showering migrants with preferential treatment and resources during a town hall attended by some 600 mayors from around the country.

Brigitte Barèges, mayor of Montauban, spoke on behalf of “forgotten” French citizens who have now been protesting in the streets for more than 10 weeks, and who are often smeared as ‘far-right’ or ‘violent extremists’ by the mainstream press and French officials.

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Humanitarian Volunteers Convicted on Charges Related to Leaving Food, Water for Migrants at Arizona-Mexico Border

Four humanitarian aid volunteers have been found guilty in federal court on charges related to them leaving food and water in a protected wilderness for migrants crossing the border near Arizona.

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Hungary: We Will Prevent Brussels to Implement the UN Migration Pact

Brussels is doing all it can to implement the United Nations Global Migration Pact, Peter Szijjarto, the foreign minister of Hungary, told public television. “But we will prevent this,” he said.

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

Italy: Salvini, Strada Clash Over Migrants

NGO head calls interior min ‘fascist’,Salvini says ‘trough’ over

(ANSA) — Rome, January 21 — Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and war-zone medical NGO Emergency founder Gino Strada on Monday clashed over migrants.

Strada called the government “a gang of fascists and dickheads” and said the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement had aligned itself with Salvini’s anti-migrant League on a hard line of closing ports to migrant rescue NGOs.

He said this was a “terrible sign” and said after 177 migrants were drowned at the weekend that “the priority is saving human lives, not killing.

“Instead, they are killing them”.

Strada said Europe’s ruling class should be tried for crimes against humanity.

In reply, Salvini said the “end to the illegal immigration trough is making them go crazy”. “Italy has raised its head up high again. They can insult me morning noon and night: all medals, I’m not giving up!!!”

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Pre-Davos Poll: 70% of Italians Say Immigration is ‘Mostly Bad’

The World Economic Forum (WEF) released the results of a survey Sunday, just before its annual summit in Davos, showing that more than two thirds of Italians consider immigration to be “mostly bad” for the country.

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Remigration: Czech Republic to Pay Non-EU Migrants to Go Home

The Czech Republic is launching a programme to pay non-EU migrants to go home, noting that funding the scheme would cost taxpayers “far less” than if migrant groups remained in the country.

With an information campaign set to be put out on social media and with leaflets and posters from April, the Czech Interior Ministry said it hopes the first migrants participating in its new programme, titled ‘Navraty’ (Returns), will be processed in the third quarter of 2019.

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Catholic Priest Slams March for Life as ‘Repulsive and Futile’

A prominent American priest has dissed the Washington March for Life as “repulsive and futile,” denouncing the pro-life event as “basically a gathering for many right-wing anti-abortion hardliners.”

Franciscan friar Father Daniel Horan, a pro-LGBT priest and professor who will be speaking at the upcoming Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, took to Twitter this weekend to bash the March for Life and condemn without trial a group of white Catholic high school boys as “racists” for supposedly “taunting” a Native American man beating a drum.

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Italy: League Furious Over Transgender’s Lesson to Kids

Lawmaker says gender class shameful, ‘surreal row’ says M5S

(ANSA) — Rome, January 21 — League lawmaker Simone Pillon on Monday blasted a lesson given to schoolchildren by transgender actor and former parliamentarian Vladimir Luxuria that was screened by State broadcaster RAI. “Gender lessons to a class of children are unacceptable,” said Pillon, the vice-president of the parliamentary commission for childhood and adolescence, referring to the contents of RAI3 show Alla Lavagna! (At the Blackboard).

“Vladimir Luxuria should go and tell her ‘bird fairytale’ somewhere else, definitely not in a school with kids who are minors in front of the RAI’s cameras, referring to a common synonym for the penis.

“It is a shameful form of indoctrination… We will file a question to the RAI parliamentary oversight committee”. The League’s government partner, the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S), called the League’s attacks on Luxuria “surreal homophobic polemics”.

The M5S’s cabinet secretary with the equal opportunities brief, Vincenzo Spadafora, said the League’s attitude was “retrograde”.

He said RAI’s initiatives in this direction “should be supported”.

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Mark Latham’s Vow to End Transgender Self-Identification and Rejection of ‘Gender Fluidity’ As Part of His One Nation Senate Campaign Sparks Outrage

Mr Latham, who is running for the New South Wales upper house, announced the policy on Sunday — but he has been criticised by LGBTI parliamentary convenor and Labor MP Graham Perrett.

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Transgender Epidemic in the UK: One Child Changes Gender Every Day — a Non-Issue and Normal Says PM Theresa May

The United Kingdom is seeing a record number of children, under the age of 16, identifying as transgender — with at least one child making the switch every single day.

Louise Bowers, a senior deed poll officer, told The Sun: “We used to issue a couple every couple of months — but now it’s seven to ten a week.”

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New Prehistoric Shark Species Discovered Alongside Sue the T. Rex

Dinosaurs tend to dominate our vision of the past. As large and imposing as they were in life, they loom even larger in our imaginations. But much more than just the “terrible lizards” lived and thrived during the Mesozoic era, and some of the creatures that lived alongside the dinosaurs actually bear a striking resemblance to the animals of today.

Sharks, for example, are some of the most successful creatures to ever live. Their fossil record stretches back about 400 million years and includes ancient species both strange and familiar. A new finding adds to the long-lived legacy of these marine predators. Fossil shark teeth were recently discovered alongside the bones of the most famous and complete T. rex skeleton ever found, helping to fill out a more detailed picture of life during the last days of the dinosaurian reign.

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15 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/21/2019

  1. “Pakistan: Canadian Woman Who Converted to Islam Strangled to Death in Honor Killing”
    “Cops were called and told that Nasir had committed suicide by hanging.”
    That alone is suscipious, since normally you would call an ambulance…

  2. “Remigration: Czech Republic to Pay Non-EU Migrants to Go Home” if I’m not mistaken they’re also working on stricter laws for job agencies that bring those people in.

    Right now it works like this: an agency brings in a number of workers from Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Slovakia, etc., gives them a job in some factory, collects some cash from said factory and that’s it. Then they go on to bring in more workers from those countries again. Once those workers lose their jobs (because they keep coming to work drunk or their contract simply runs out) nobody cares what happens to them. They then more often than not end up in questionable housing or homeless and turn to crime (well usually they will get into fights while drunk even before that). Recently there has been a rise in stabbings, though.

    So the new law wants to make the agencies responsible for the workers they bring in. Ideally, they won’t be allowed to bring in more before the ones brought previously are all employed or brought back.

    We’ll see what eventually passes.

  3. Unhappy Scandinavians (do they need it?) – after resonant cases involving terrorism, they learned the geographical names of the countries of Central Asia.
    Now they are learning the names of some Russian regions.
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    Expert on Russia: radical Islam grows stronger in Bashkortostan (Aftenposten, Norway)

    article in Russian
    https://inosmi.ru/social/20190122/244432163.html
    in Norwegian
    https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/6naexO/Russland-kjenner–Radikal-islam-har-styrket-seg-i-Basjkortostan

    • Now they are learning the names of some Russian regions.

      Funny how that works: the more that some geographical regions’ realities begin to impinge on other geographical regions, the more the second group begins to pay attention…

  4. Since I almost do not speak English, I can miss some of the information on your site.
    You have already written that this week the PACE will discuss the conformity of the Shari’ah with the European Convention on Human Rights at the winter session?

  5. Anyone still remember the brutal attack of muslim tourists from the Netherlands on a waiter in Prague from last April?
    Just to freshen up your memory, they brought their own alcohol to a restaurant and after the waiter pointed out that they can’t do that that beat him really badly. He survived, but if I’m not mistaken is still undergoing treatment to this day. He has a small son too.
    The criminals were caught at the Václav Havel Airport thanks to citizens helping the police identify them. Otherwise they would’ve probably gone back to the Netherlands unscathed.
    From the group of seven two were released immediately, as they tried to stop the attack, instead of taking part in it.
    Other three were sentenced on suspended sentence (is this word used? Google translated it this way) and banned from re-entering the country. They left Czechia right away.
    The two main perpatrators were in custody ever since.
    Now the police finished the investigation and charged them for attempted murder. Over here that means they are now facing 10-18 years in prison. The original charge was heavy injure, where they would face only between 5-12 years.

    It might be interesting to note that some years back we had a case of some guys throwing molotov coctails into a supposedly abandoned house where a gypsy family was housing. Even though the family cared more about carrying their TV out instead of their at-that-time 5-years-old daughter, the guys were charge with attempted murder (of the daughter – she was heavily injured, but survived) as well and eventually got a higher sentence, 20-22 years each. Since gypsies here are protected similarily to muslims in the West, most people feel like the sentence was unneccessarily hard.

    It will be interesting to watch if the judge will agree with the attempted murder and follow suit on a higher sentence, or if he’s going to be multicultural and give them the lowest sentence possible.

    • Of course they would try to save the tv. They had probably paid something to buy the television and it could be pawned or sold, wheras the daughter didn’t cost anything and represented a continuing expense since she was too young by islamic standards to be married off, and likely too young for even the Roma to rent out to earn her keep.

    • “Suspended sentence” is the correct term, at least in the UK. It means the perpetrator will not have to serve the time unless they are convicted of a further offence during the period of the suspension.

  6. I want to add this rather detailed article.

    https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/stabbed-in-the-back-western-elites-still-treating-jihad-as-mental-illness/

    Russian (OMG) arrested in Norway changed testimony

    A Russian arrested in Oslo who is suspected of stabbing a woman with a knife insists that what happened has nothing to do with the attack. This was reported by the Dagbladet publication with reference to the detainee’s lawyer Ole Lund.

    Immediately after the arrest, the man claimed that he was going to commit a terrorist attack. According to the lawyer, the Russian arrived in Norway “without the intention to commit a terrorist act.”

    The man’s defense reported that the arrested claimed to have come to Oslo on vacation. In addition, it was reported that on the day of the attack, he felt bad.
    https://riafan.ru/1143501-arestovannyi-v-norvegii-rossiyanin-pomenyal-pokazaniya

    As I wrote a few days ago, nothing is still known about him except that he received a Russian passport (Citizenship?) In Bashkiria. He can be anyone. I can not find anything by keywords.

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