Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/15/2019

Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with Muslims in New Zealand after attacks on mosques in Christchurch that killed at least 49 people. In his manifesto, the alleged killer Brenton Tarrant described himself as an “eco-fascist” who admired Communist China.

In other news, Donald Trump vetoed a congressional bill that would have overridden his declaration of national emergency over the crisis on the border with Mexico.

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USA
» CNN Hammers Beto’s ‘White Maleness’ 52 Times in One Day
» Exclusive — President Donald Trump: Paul Ryan Blocked Subpoenas of Democrats
» Judge Tosses Lawsuit That Accused Trump Campaign of Conspiring With Russia and WikiLeaks
» Somali Woman Charged With Terrorizing North Dakota Neighborhood Previously Tied to Human Sex Trafficking Case
» Tech Giants Are About to Face a ‘Reckoning, ‘ State Attorney Generals Warn
» Veto! Trump Overrules Congress to Continue National Emergency Over Mexican Border
» Watch: Fed Up With Peers Trashing Their Fliers, College Republicans Use Hidden Camera to Catch Thieves Red-Handed
 
Europe and the EU
» 44% Young UK Women Consider Freezing Eggs, Scotland Births at 160-Year Low
» Austrian Chancellor Kurz Labels EU ‘Lethargic’ And ‘Complacent’
» Bill to Strip ‘Made in Italy’ Label From Firms That Relocate
» Brexit Extension Decision Next Week
» EU: Telling Europeans What to Think
» Gilets Jaunes Plan Paris ‘Ultimatum’ March for Acte 18
» Italy: 2 Parents Cited for False Vaccine Statements
» Italy: Conte Takes Up EU Brief After Savona Resignation
» Italy to Sign Silk Road Memorandum Says Conte
» Italy: F35 Dossier in Conte’s Hands — Defence Sources
» Italy: Ruby Witness Imane Fadil Dies, Said Was Poisoned
» License to Charge! James Bond to Drive Electric Aston Martin in Next Movie
» Netherlands: Weapon Suppliers of Bataclan-Terrorists Arrested in Amsterdam
» Orban and Weber Want Fidesz to Stay in the EPP
» Report: EU to Agree Brexit Extension for Second Referendum, Soft Exit
» Senior Diplomat: EU Very Good for Germany, Not So Much for Everybody Else
» Thai Embassy Warns Citizens of Growing Crime Threat in Stockholm
» UK: ‘Repugnant, ‘ ‘Despicable’: Veterans React to Bloody Sunday Prosecutions
 
Middle East
» Exclusive: How a Jihadi Bride Gloated From Syria She’d Kill a Reporter’s Family and Would Only Return to Australia When it Was Part of the Islamic State — and Now She’s Begging to be Let Back in
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Terrorist, 28, Kills 40 and Injures 48 More When He Opens Fire in a Christchurch Mosque and Livestreams the Slaughter — as Cars Loaded With Bombs Are Found and Three Suspects Are Arrested
» Emotional Waleed Aly Chokes Back Tears as He Calls for Unity and Slams Fraser Anning on the Project
» Evil Killer’s Manifesto: Right-Wing Mosque Shooter Posted 73-Page Rant Foreshadowing Massacre Just Hours Before the Bloodbath and Said He Was ‘Inspired’ By Norway Mass Murderer Anders Breivik
» ‘Let’s Get This Party Started’: Chilling 17-Minute Video Shows Australian White Supremacist Mosque Shooter, 28, Dressed in Combat Fatigues Calmly Shoot Dozens of Defenceless Worshippers During Friday Prayers
» New Zealand Attacks: Repercussions and Perspective
» New Zealand Mosque Terrorist Described Himself as an “Eco-Fascist” Who Hated Conservatism & Admired Communist China
» New Zealand Live Updates: ‘Our Gun Laws Will Change’ PM Promises Action After 49 Killed
» New Zealand Shooting Mapped: Timeline of Events in Christchurch Mosque Attack
» Pope Francis Condemns ‘Senseless Acts of Violence’ In New Zealand
» The Moment a Hero Cop Drags the Suspected White Supremacist Shooter From His Car in a Dramatic Roadside Arrest Just Minutes After the Christchurch Mosque Massacre
» Why it’s Completely Dishonest to Claim Candace Owens ‘Inspired’ The Mosque Shooter
 
Latin America
» Human Rights Agency Rejects Assange Complaint Against Ecuador
» New Spider Species Named After ‘Star Wars’ Stormtroopers
 
Immigration
» Swedish Parents Keep Their Daughters Home From School After Migrants Kick, Beat and Call Them “Whores”
» Underage Migrants Arrested After Livestreaming Torture and Murder
 
Culture Wars
» Irish Bishops Blast Requirement That Violates Pro-Life Doctors’ ‘Freedom of Conscience’
» Paris Library to Hold ‘Queer for Kids’ Workshop
 
General
» Ancient Comet Impact Triggered Fires, Climate Change
 

CNN Hammers Beto’s ‘White Maleness’ 52 Times in One Day

CNN has discovered that Democratic presidential hopeful Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is a white male — and they are not happy about it. The cable network went into race-baiting overdrive following the announcement of O’Rourke’s candidacy, airing hours of feverish handwringing over whether Beto’s “white maleness” rendered him an unacceptable choice for the Democratic Party nominee.

MRC analysts looked at all of CNN’s coverage from March 14 (the first full day after O’Rourke’s announcement) and found 52 instances in which talking heads criticized Beto for being both white and a male. Those cases included only mentions by hosts, analysts, or outside journalists — not politicians or Democratic operatives.

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

Exclusive — President Donald Trump: Paul Ryan Blocked Subpoenas of Democrats

President Donald Trump is not happy that former House Speaker Paul Ryan blocked subpoenas of people and entities Trump thinks the House GOP should have been investigating during the first two years of his administration.

Trump told Breitbart News in an exclusive lengthy Oval Office interview that Ryan blocked issuance of subpoenas to people he thinks should have been investigated on the political left, and now that the Republicans no longer have the majority in the House, people Trump says Ryan protected may have gotten away with whatever they did that warranted investigation.

Trump said that House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and his predecessor and fellow conservative Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) wanted to be tougher with the left, but that Ryan would not let them.

“Paul Ryan wouldn’t give the right to have any subpoenas,” Trump told Breitbart News. “Okay? Now in all fairness, Meadows and Jordan and all these guys, they wanted to go tougher, but they weren’t allowed to by leadership.”

Trump’s comments came in a wider part of the conversation about how the left is more “vicious” than the right—and that the left in American politics plays “cuter and tougher.”[…]

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

Judge Tosses Lawsuit That Accused Trump Campaign of Conspiring With Russia and WikiLeaks

A federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia threw out a lawsuit from three individuals who sued the Trump 2016 campaign for allegedly conspiring with Russia and WikiLeaks to hack and release Democratic National Committee emails. Two of the plaintiffs, Roy Cockrum and Eric Schoenberg, were DNC donors, and the third, Scott Comer, was a DNC staffer. All blamed the Trump campaign for their personal information being disclosed in the hacked emails. Judge Henry Hudson said that even if their allegations were true, they failed to properly state claim upon which relief could be granted.

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

Somali Woman Charged With Terrorizing North Dakota Neighborhood Previously Tied to Human Sex Trafficking Case

A woman recently charged with making terrorist threats in a small North Dakota town claims she is innocent and being targeted because of her race and religion. But a local news station reports that not only has she been repeatedly charged with crimes in multiple states, she was previously arrested for her connection to a nationwide case of human sex trafficking.

Hawo Osman Ahmed, 26, is charged with a Class C felony of Terrorizing stemming from an incident last November 29 when she confronted three women from her Grand Forks apartment complex with a knife. According to a Grand Forks Police Department affidavit filed in the case, Ahmed said to the women “I’m going to bust all your tires on your car and windows,” “Come over here I’m going to cut you,” and “I’m going to slice your neck,” all while holding the weapon.

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

Tech Giants Are About to Face a ‘Reckoning, ‘ State Attorney Generals Warn

Some of the country’s most powerful state attorneys general are signaling they’re willing to take action against Facebook, Google and other tech giants, warning that the companies have grown too big and powerful — and that Washington has been too slow to respond.

For many of these top law enforcement officials, the fear is that Silicon Valley has amassed too much personal information about web users and harnessed it in a way that’s jeopardized people’s privacy and undermined competition, often without much oversight.

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

Veto! Trump Overrules Congress to Continue National Emergency Over Mexican Border

DONALD TRUMP issued a veto today preventing Congress’ attempt to terminate his national security declaration, called to gather billions of dollars for his US-Mexico border wall.

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

Watch: Fed Up With Peers Trashing Their Fliers, College Republicans Use Hidden Camera to Catch Thieves Red-Handed

Tayler Lehmann is a junior at the University of Minnesota Morris, and one thing has stayed the same during his college career so far — peers have always stolen College Republicans’ fliers.

“It’s been always happening, ever since I have been a freshman,” said Lehmann, a business management major who today is president of the UMM College Republicans.

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

44% Young UK Women Consider Freezing Eggs, Scotland Births at 160-Year Low

A survey has revealed that 44 per cent of British women aged 18 to 24 said they would consider freezing their eggs in the future, while a quarter of those in that age group also admit to being concerned about their fertility.

The poll, conducted by the UK’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), also found that almost half (49 per cent) of all British women say they are worried about their fertility.

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

Austrian Chancellor Kurz Labels EU ‘Lethargic’ And ‘Complacent’

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has criticised the European Union (EU) over being complacent and lethargic in its attitude to innovation and global competitiveness.

The conservative Austrian leader made his remarks in a guest contribution for the German newspaper Die Welt this week commenting that the political bloc is no longer setting global trends but taking a backseat to others.

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

Bill to Strip ‘Made in Italy’ Label From Firms That Relocate

League proposal aims to stop production being moved abroad

(ANSA) — Rome, March 13 — Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini’s League party on Thursday presented a bill that would stop companies that relocate production abroad from being able to use the ‘made in Italy’ label.

“We want to fight tooth and nail to defend Italian companies and historical brands with laws of good sense,” said Salvini, who is also interior minister.

“Do you want to make chocolate in Turkey? Then put ‘made in Turkey’ on your products, without using the Italian label”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Brexit Extension Decision Next Week

This time next week there should have been a decision by the EU leaders as to whether or not the Brexit deadline of March 29, 2019, may be extended.

The leaders of the EU27 will meet at a European Council summit on Thursday and Friday, with Brexit on the agenda for the first day. It will be the last chance for such a major decision before the original intended Brexit day date of March 29.

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

EU: Telling Europeans What to Think

The first European Media Literacy Week, an initiative of the European Union, will take place March 18-22 in various European cities. The week is a new initiative by the European Commission, putatively “to underline the societal importance of media literacy and promote media literacy initiatives and projects across the EU”. The European Commission explains its policy of strengthening ‘media literacy’ within the EU — which could have been a noble and useful initiative — the following way:

“With the rapid rise of digital technology and its increasing use in business, education and culture, it is important to ensure everyone can understand and engage with digital media.

“Media literacy is vital for economic growth and job creation. Digital technologies are a key driver of competitiveness and innovation in the media, information, and communication technology sectors.”

As part of its “Digital Single Market” strategy, the European Commission addsflimsily:

“Media literacy concerns different media (broadcasting, radio, press), different distribution channels (traditional, internet, social media) and addresses the needs of all ages… A high level of media literacy is a key factor to enable citizens to make informed decisions in the digital age. Media literacy is a pre-requisite for a vibrant, modern democracy.”

One does not have to scratch the surface much, however, before it appears that at least certain aspects of the European Commission’s Media Literacy policy are less about enlightening citizens, than about heavy-handedly guiding them on what to think.

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

Gilets Jaunes Plan Paris ‘Ultimatum’ March for Acte 18

Gilets jaunes protesters across France plan to present an “ultimatum” to President Emmanuel Macron for “Acte 18“ tomorrow (Saturday March 16), as the Grand Débat ends, and more protests begin.

The Acte 18 movement coincides with a number of other planned protests, including the “March of the century” on climate change, and a “solidarity march” against police violence and “State racism”.

This Saturday also marks four months since the start of the gilets jaunes protests, as the 18th consecutive weekend of the movement.

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

Italy: 2 Parents Cited for False Vaccine Statements

In Livorno

(ANSA) — Rome, March 12 — Two parents were cited by NAS health police Tuesday for making false statements about the state of vaccination of their children in the coastal Tuscan city of Livorno.

The NAS completed a probe on vaccine obligations of children frequenting city schools and found the pair had falsely told authorities the children had been given their compulsory vaccinations.

The two parents have been cited for making false official statements.

Controls have been launched across Italy to make sure parents have had their children vaccinated according to a government programme that has made 10 jabs compulsory.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Conte Takes Up EU Brief After Savona Resignation

No interim needed since department without portfolio

(ANSA) — Rome, March 12 — Premier Giuseppe Conte has taken over the European Affairs brief following the resignation of former European affairs minister Paolo Savona on March 8 to become new head of bourse regulator CONSOB, the premier’s office said Tuesday.

There is no need for an interim minister because the European Affairs portfolio is a temporary department of the premiership handed to a minister without portfolio, a statement said.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy to Sign Silk Road Memorandum Says Conte

PM seeks to soothe League misgivings

(ANSA) — Rome, March 15 — Premier Giuseppe Conte on Friday confirmed that his government intends to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese government for its Belt and Road Initiative. The huge infrastructure plan aims to create a sort of modern Silk Road, with rail, road and port projects.

“Yes, the memorandum will be signed,” Conte said. “The memorandum is a non-binding framework agreement. It is not an international accord”. The moved came despite government tension between senior partner the 5-Star Movement (M5S), which welcomes the deal, and junior partner the League which has warned against alleged colonisation.

Deputy Premier and Labour and Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio, the M5S leader, said that signing up for China’s infrastructure initiative to create a sort of modern Silk Road will boost Italy’s sovereignty rather than reduce it.

“Today the Made in Italy brand wins,” Di Maio said after a meeting with Premier Conte and other senior government figures.

“Italy has decided to be more sovereign with the Belt and Road Initiative.

“It is not a political agreement with China but a trade opportunity.

“Indeed, the United States remains our main ally and NATO is our natural home.

“The US have no cause to be concerned, they remain our main ally. I admired Trump when he said America First, and I say Italy First, we want to safeguard the interests of our entrepreneurs who want to take Made in Italy around the world. “This is a surge forward by Italy, a change of pace towards the future”.

M5S sources said the government would give the green light to the memorandum, to be signed with visiting President Xi Jinping later this month, “without any major modifications to the framework agreement”.

But League sources said “checks” would have to be made on how far the deal affects Italy’s telecommunications and ports sectors.

“National security comes before everything else,” they told reporters.

“Only then does the interest of the Italian economy come into it,” they said. Conte sought to allay fears, saying that “we are the only ones to have stressed respect for EU rules” and underscoring that “we will reinforce golden power to reinforce national interests”.

He stressed that “strategic assets are not covered in the memorandum”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: F35 Dossier in Conte’s Hands — Defence Sources

‘Less confusion’

(ANSA) — Rome, March 15 — A dossier on buying F35 jets is in the hands of Premier Giuseppe Conte “and will be handled with the utmost responsibility”, defence sources told ANSA Friday.

They were responding to Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini who said earlier that Italy could not drop longstanding alliances.

“We prefer not to comment but we ask for respect for roles and less confusion,” the sources said.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Ruby Witness Imane Fadil Dies, Said Was Poisoned

Murder probe opened

(ANSA) — Milan, March 15 — A Moroccan-origin model who was a key prosecution witness in the ‘Ruby’ underage prostitute trials involving ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi has died after claiming to have been poisoned.

A murder probe has been opened, police said.

They said she had died after a “month of agony”.

She was awake until the end despite progressive organ failure. Imane Fadil, 34, died March 1 at the Humanitas Clinic at Rozzano near Milan where she had been admitted at the end of January.

She told her relatives and lawyer that she was afraid she had been poisoned.

Berlusconi was cleared of paying for sex with an underage prostitute after judges said he did not know Ruby was a minor.

He has since been embroiled in cases of allegedly bribing witnesses to lie about the real nature of his bunga bunga sex parties.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

License to Charge! James Bond to Drive Electric Aston Martin in Next Movie

According to a story in British tabloid newspaper The Sun, James Bond will be ditching gas-guzzling V-8s and V-12s in favor of an eco-friendly electric car for the next installment of the franchise. The new movie, set to be released next year, will be the 25th Bond film and the final movie to feature Daniel Craig as 007. Of course, because it’s James Bond, his new EV will still be an Aston Martin. An unnamed source told The Sun that the film’s director is “a total tree-hugger” who has been working with Aston to get one of its upcoming electric cars ready for the movie. The source said the EV is “going to be the center of an incredible action sequence” and went on to add that the movie will still have “all the high-tech gadgets” that we expect from a Bond vehicle.

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

Netherlands: Weapon Suppliers of Bataclan-Terrorists Arrested in Amsterdam

Dutch police arrested two men in Amsterdam that were involved in the terror attacks in Paris in 2015. Two men of the age of 29 and 31 years old are under investigation because of weapons that were used by IS terrorists.

Members of a jihadist terror cell were visiting the Netherlands in 2015 to collect weapons such as Kalashnikovs and explosives. The suspects, the two arrested men, may be involved in the delivery of those arms, writes Algemeen Dagblad.

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

Orban and Weber Want Fidesz to Stay in the EPP

Manfred Weber, the group leader of the European People’s Party (EPP), said in Budapest that his talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orban had been constructive and covered several issues, but some problems had remained unresolved.

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

Report: EU to Agree Brexit Extension for Second Referendum, Soft Exit

Senior EU officials have reportedly said they would only accept a long delay to Brexit if the UK uses the time to decide between cancelling Brexit, agreeing a softer exit — staying in the Single Market and Customs Union — or calling a second referendum.

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Senior Diplomat: EU Very Good for Germany, Not So Much for Everybody Else

Sir Paul Lever, the former UK ambassador to Germany, said in an interview Friday that Brexit will have little real impact on the European Union (EU), which is overwhelmingly controlled by Germany.

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

Thai Embassy Warns Citizens of Growing Crime Threat in Stockholm

The embassy of Thailand in Sweden has put out an official travel warning for tourists in Stockholm to be on the lookout for thieves stealing passports and other items.

The warning was posted to the embassy’s Facebook page advising Thai citizens not to leave their luggage or other valuable possessions where they would not be able to see them in case of thieves operating in the Swedish capital, Expressen reports.

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

UK: ‘Repugnant, ‘ ‘Despicable’: Veterans React to Bloody Sunday Prosecutions

British military veterans have reacted with anger after prosecutors said they will charge ‘Soldier F’ with the murder of two men and the attempted murders of four others during the ‘Bloody Sunday’ protest in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in 1972.

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

Exclusive: How a Jihadi Bride Gloated From Syria She’d Kill a Reporter’s Family and Would Only Return to Australia When it Was Part of the Islamic State — and Now She’s Begging to be Let Back in

The stunning hypocrisy of a jihadi bride who is demanding to return to Australia after joining ISIS in Syria is laid bare in menacing messages she sent at height of the group’s reign of terror.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Australian Terrorist, 28, Kills 40 and Injures 48 More When He Opens Fire in a Christchurch Mosque and Livestreams the Slaughter — as Cars Loaded With Bombs Are Found and Three Suspects Are Arrested

Witnesses reported hearing 20 shots and seeing ‘blood everywhere’. Police are responding to the incident in Christchurch on the country’s South Island.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Emotional Waleed Aly Chokes Back Tears as He Calls for Unity and Slams Fraser Anning on the Project

‘I’m gutted, I’m scared, and I’m overcome with utter hopelessness,’ the 40-year-old said on Friday. ‘The most dishonest thing would be to say that I’m shocked.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Evil Killer’s Manifesto: Right-Wing Mosque Shooter Posted 73-Page Rant Foreshadowing Massacre Just Hours Before the Bloodbath and Said He Was ‘Inspired’ By Norway Mass Murderer Anders Breivik

A terrorist who opened fire on a New Zealand mosque published an online manifesto detailing his plans to carry out a massacre hours before the attack.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

‘Let’s Get This Party Started’: Chilling 17-Minute Video Shows Australian White Supremacist Mosque Shooter, 28, Dressed in Combat Fatigues Calmly Shoot Dozens of Defenceless Worshippers During Friday Prayers

Australian shooting walked up to the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch on Friday during afternoon prayers and opened fire before he even reached the door, gunning down people even as they crawled away.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

New Zealand Attacks: Repercussions and Perspective

by Srdja Trifkovic

Terrorist attacks against Muslims in the Western world are extremely rare. This morning’s carnage in two mosques in New Zealand, with the death toll currently at 50, is the first major event of its kind since the Quebec City mosque shooting—over two years ago — which killed six persons.

(As for the alleged “Islamophobic incidents” in general, overwhelmingly they are either unverifiable or too trivial to be taken seriously.)

While 56 dead in two years is 56 too many, this regrettable incident will dominate the headlines infinitely more than any comparable carnage involving Christians, notably the 2017 Palm Sunday church bombings in Alexandria; it killed 45 people, and was all but ignored by the Western media and politicians. The developing frenzy of compassion with the victims of Christchurch will result in a number of mathematically predictable consequences:…

           — Hat tip: Srdja Trifkovic [Return to headlines]
 

New Zealand Mosque Terrorist Described Himself as an “Eco-Fascist” Who Hated Conservatism & Admired Communist China

The terrorist gunman who killed 49 Muslims at a mosque in New Zealand said in his own manifesto that he wanted “no part of” conservatism, describing himself as an “eco-fascist” and expressing admiration for Communist China.

Answering the question “Were/are you a conservative?”, Brenton Tarrant wrote, “No, conservatism is corporatism in disguise, “I want no part of it.”

“Conservatism is dead, thank god,” he also wrote, bemoaning the fact that conservatives did not see everything through the lens of race.

Describing the arc of his political journey, the killer said, “When I was young I was a communist, then an anarchist and finally a libertarian before coming to be an eco-fascist.”

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New Zealand Live Updates: ‘Our Gun Laws Will Change’ PM Promises Action After 49 Killed

NEW ZEALAND’S gun laws will be tightened up in the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacre, the country’s prime minister has announced.

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New Zealand Shooting Mapped: Timeline of Events in Christchurch Mosque Attack

NEW ZEALAND is in shock after 49 people were killed at two mosques in Christchurch in the country’s worst mass shooting in its history — here is the timeline of how events unfolded.

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Pope Francis Condemns ‘Senseless Acts of Violence’ In New Zealand

Pope Francis reached out to the “Muslim community” in Christchurch on Friday, assuring them of his solidarity and prayers after shooting attacks that claimed the lives of some 49 people with another 40 wounded.

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The Moment a Hero Cop Drags the Suspected White Supremacist Shooter From His Car in a Dramatic Roadside Arrest Just Minutes After the Christchurch Mosque Massacre

A fearless police officer has been hailed a hero after dramatically pulling the suspected Christchurch mosque shooter from a car during a dramatic roadside arrest.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Why it’s Completely Dishonest to Claim Candace Owens ‘Inspired’ The Mosque Shooter

The media is circulating the hoax that Candace Owens is to blame for the horrific New Zealand mosque shooting when the gunman’s reference to her in his manifesto was clearly a sick joke meant to demonize the conservative commentator.

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

Human Rights Agency Rejects Assange Complaint Against Ecuador

WASHINGTON/QUITO (Reuters) — An international human rights organization has turned down a request by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that Ecuador, which has sheltered him for more than six years at its embassy in London, ease the conditions it has imposed on his residence there.

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

New Spider Species Named After ‘Star Wars’ Stormtroopers

Scientists have stumbled upon a new species of spiders that had never been recorded in Colombia before.

They named the new species “Stormtropis,” after the fictional characters in the Star Wars film franchise, due to their similar appearances and characteristics.

6 Newfound Spider Species In Colombia

Researchers from the Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay and Universidad Nacional de Colombia discovered six new species of spiders, four of which were previously unclassified.

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Swedish Parents Keep Their Daughters Home From School After Migrants Kick, Beat and Call Them “Whores”

The problems with migrants have escalated recently at the school ‘Österledskolan’ outside Halmstad in southern Sweden.

Swedish independent journalist Joakim Lamotte has been contacted by parents of children at the school and according to them it is a group of newly arrived migrants who harass their daughters.

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Underage Migrants Arrested After Livestreaming Torture and Murder

Three underage Algerian migrants have been arrested in Spain after being implicated in the torture and murder of a man which was live-streamed on social media.

The three migrants were found by Spanish police in Valencia after being stopped on the metro without tickets. Since the arrest, French authorities have requested the trio be extradited to France, Lyon Capitale reports.

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

Irish Bishops Blast Requirement That Violates Pro-Life Doctors’ ‘Freedom of Conscience’

Ireland’s bishops spoke out this week against a requirement that applicants to new work posts at Dublin’s National Maternity Hospital be willing to perform abortions, which they called a violation of a doctor’s “constitutional and human right to freedom of conscience.”

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Paris Library to Hold ‘Queer for Kids’ Workshop

A library in Paris has will be holding a “Queer for Kids” workshop aimed at children from seven to 14 as part of a “Queer Week” project.

The far-left-origin “Queer Week” is to be held from March 15th through to the 23rd and was designed a decade ago by students from the prestigious Sciences Po to allow a “space for action and reflection on gender and sexuality,” Le Figaro reports.

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Ancient Comet Impact Triggered Fires, Climate Change

March 13 (UPI) — Scientists have uncovered new evidence that a cosmic impact sparked wildfires and triggered a period of global climate change at the end of the Pleistocene epoch some 13,000 years ago.

Previously, researchers had only found evidence of the period of climatic change known as the Younger Dryas, or YDB, in the Northern Hemisphere. New findings, however, suggest the Southern Hemisphere also experienced a sudden climatic shift — and much more.

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10 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/15/2019

  1. May the pope enjoy a long painful death as reflected by the distain he shows to his flock.
    I like some of the qualities of the pope. He isnt scared to support the catholic faith’s enemies at the expense of those he represents. And as a result, i hope he isnt scared that he or his family members are subjected to the same violence and pain for which he commisserates.
    With luck,the pope shall be subject to a muslim experience that takes him into the fire and brimstone that awaits. And…………..may it be soon.

  2. Two observations to muse upon

    A photograph of one the antipodean shooting victims being wheeled out on a stretcher shows him displaying the one fingered ISIS salute.

    The British parliament held a one minute silence for the victims on the other side of the world yesterday, 15th March, at 1100 hours as the news was still breaking – it did not hold a minutes silence for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing until one year later on the first anniversary. Westminster priorities indeed.

    • @Seneca: yes, that photo of the graybeard Muslim on the stretcher with raised IS finger is being shown without comment by the principals/publishers at Daily Mail, RT and ABC in Aust. that I can see so far.

      Cute how the globo-jihadophile lamestream media “forget” on command whatever they have scribbled in previous years:

      http://archive.is/7sStb

      This NZ NewsHub report from June 2014 says, (and notwithstanding that IS and Al Qaeda are creatures of the US/NATO in the end game with Belt and Road China and commodity-rich Russia, inasmuch as they have handily subvertible Muslim minorities):

      “A Christchurch mosque has been linked to the drone killing of New Zealand al-Qaida suspect Daryl Jones.
      The parents of an Australian killed alongside Jones say their son was taught radical Islam in Christchurch, where he also met Mr Jones.
      Christopher Havard was killed alongside Mr Jones by a US drone in Yemen last year.
      His parents, Neill and Bronwyn Dowrick, say their son told them he was first taught radical Islam at the Al Noor mosque in Addington.
      Mr Havard moved from Australia to New Zealand in 2010. He’s remembered at the mosque by the name of Saleem Khattab.
      “[He was] no different than other people,” says mosque president Mohamed Jama. “He was a normal man.”
      Mr Havard’s parents say it’s at the mosque he met fellow convert Mr Jones, who was known at Muslim Bin John.
      But the mosque can’t remember Mr Jones, and denies teaching radical Islam.”

  3. 40 Christians killed in attacks in Nigeria
    by Morning Star News/Nigeria Correspondent , posted Thursday, February 28, 2019 (15 days ago)
    Not in the news

    • We’ll say it’s because they are Christians. The lefties will say it’s because they are black, and in Africa, and blame the ‘right’ for not reporting it.

      • Salome

        No, the leftists won’t say a word, they would rather choke than ever defend a Christian under any circumstances. They most emphatically do not want any Christian persecution reported. Don’t kid yourself that the left really cares about Black people, any more than they do about women. It’s all fake, all part of the same quest for power.

        Don’t take my word for it. See it happen. Or rather, not happen.

  4. Re: the Candace Owens reference — It is completely sinister and dishonest to try to blame conservatives and those on the political right for atrocities like the mosque attack. In this case, it is not even clear that the perpetrator was a conservative. He seems not to be. Most people condemn this type of action, and most people also think that immigration needs to be handled carefully, which is not currently happening in Europe and elsewhere. Many people concerned about recent immigration are concerned because they see it as an attack on the nation- state and an inroad for the globalist one-world communist government. The globalists and the extreme left are using the issue to demonize conservatives with legitimate concerns. It is shameful.

  5. Pelosi, Ilhan, Rachida and other critters want to lower the age of voting to include immature, superficial children. Children play with children:

    Kids of a feather flock together.

    Have you seen Governments governed by kids?

    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/house-speaker-nancy-pelosi-voting-age/2019/03/14/id/907096/?ns_mail_uid=cd78027b-cfd9-4e0d-9270-824a060ba552&ns_mail_job=DM19980_03152019&s=acs&dkt_nbr=010502wfsotl

    Pope sympathises with : When did pope sympathise with Massacred Christians in Egypt, Nigeria and Gaza?

    Oh I know, he cannot face the awaiting rage.

  6. I really don’t find much honour in shooting unarmed people, even if they are the people wouldn’t blink an eye in the same situation. Real culprits for today’s “state of the West” sit somewhere else and that place is certainly not a mosque. Btw shooter spat in face of all great men whose names he plastered all over his guns. None of them engaged civilians, unarmed on top of that. On one hand one can blame it on shortcomings in his education, on the other I can understand he fought only way he could, correctly thinking we are not in conventional war. We are not, far from it.

    But again our real enemies are like us, they look like us, and they preach to us their fake virtues far away from consequences of their politics, usually surrounded with three tiers of heavily armed guards. With those among us defeated, members of the religion of peace are nothing and with a good chance of finding themselves to some nicer place, where Allah is king. One way ticket in hand.

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