Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/16/2019

There are so many articles in this news feed about the massacre in Christchurch that I can’t begin to summarize them all. In the past 24 hours, every public figure with access to a microphone has denounced, deplored, and condemned the alleged murders by Brenton Tarrant. Bishops in particular, Catholic and otherwise, have been eager to express their solidarity with their bereaved Muslim brethren in New Zealand.

In other news, over the past three weeks, 120 Christians have been slaughtered by Islamic militants in Nigeria.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to Dean, Insubria, Reader from Chicago, SS, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Job Openings Rise, Outnumber the Unemployed by 1 Million
 
USA
» Backstory: How Reuters Uncovered Beto O’Rourke’s Teenage Hacking Days
» CNN’s Attack on Tucker Carlson Backfires Big Time!
» CNN’s Ratings Are So Low …
» Guardians of the Galaxy 3: Disney Rehires James Gunn After All
» Jeb Bush: President Trump Needs a GOP Primary Challenger
» Lori Loughlin’s Daughters Drop Out of USC After Admissions Scandal
» Man Convicted of Third-Degree Murder in Death of Pedestrian Jogging With Dog
» Steele Admits He Used Posts From ‘Random Individuals’ on CNN Website for Trump Dossier
 
Europe and the EU
» All Adults Automatically Organ Donors Unless They Opt Out in New English Law
» Crime Wave UK: 21,500 Knife and Weapons Crimes in 2018, Fifth of Offenders Under 18
» Italy: 2 Life Terms for Milan Murder, Robbery Spree
» Italy: Fedriga Affirms Pro-Vax After Attacks by Burioni Supporters
» Italy: Zingaretti Says to Move PD HQ
» Italy: Lamborghini Races to Record Turnover
» Italy: Tourist Falls Off Cliff During Alleged Migrant Sex Attack
» Orban Speaks Against the “EU Empire”
» Sweden: Serious Crimes Committed by Returned ISIS Fighters
» Terror Victim Ebba Åkerlund’s Dad to the Swedish PM: “Your Help is an Insult, I Doubt That New Zealand Wants it”
» The Latest: French Protesters Slam Macron’s ‘Empty Words’
» UK: ‘Finished’ — Theresa May’s Senior Aides Want Her to ‘Fall on Her Sword’, ‘Go With Dignity’
» UK: Wrong Answer, Try Again: Parliament to Vote on May’s Brexit Deal for Third Time
 
Middle East
» Revealed: Turkey Releases CCTV of Christchurch Terror Suspect at Istanbul Airport as Officials Probe His ‘Extended Period in Country’ During His Seven-Year Tour of Former Warzones
 
Russia
» Ukrainian MPs Call for Toto Cutugno Ban
 
Australia — Pacific
» A Nation in Mourning: Hundreds of Well-Wishers Turn Out for Mosque Vigil and Leave Floral Tributes to Remember New Zealand’s 49 Terror Victims
» Controversial Right-Wing Speaker Milo Yiannopoulos is Banned From Australia After Calling Islam a ‘Barbaric, Alien’ Religious Culture Following Mosque Terror Attack
» Dramatic Moment Controversial Senator Fraser Anning Attacks a Man Who Cracked an Egg on His Head — as Petition to Remove Him From Office Gets 225,000 Signatures
» Eating Brains and Bones Saved My Life: Vegan, 25, Gave Up Her ‘Raw’ Diet of Fruit and Vegetables for a Meat-Only Menu Because the Lack of Nutrients Was ‘Killing Her’
» Face of Utter Despair: Blood-Soaked Christchurch Worshipper Embodies Grief of a Nation as He Wanders From Scene of Mosque Massacre That Left 50 Dead on New Zealand’s Darkest Day
» Grieving Man ‘Tries to Storm the Courtroom Threatening to Stab’ Christchurch Mosque Killer — as it’s Revealed the Shooter’s Family Went to Police After Watching Abhorrent Footage Online
» ‘He Died in His Father’s Arms’: Three-Year-Old Boy Was Killed in Horror Mosque Massacre ‘As He Tried to Run Away’ And Brother Only Survived Because He Played Dead — as the Names of Victims Begin to Emerge
» ‘He Pounced and Took the Gun’: New Zealand Terror Attack Victim Tackled the Shooter and Stole His Shotgun — But Was Unable to Kill the Terrorist Because He Couldn’t Find the Trigger, Says Horrified Witness
» High-Profile Criminal Lawyer Demands Police Charge Senator Anning for Hitting a Protester Who Egged Him — and Offers to Represent the Boy for Free
» Mosque Shooter Sent His Twisted Manifesto to the New Zealand Prime Minister and 70 Others 10 Minutes Before Launching His Facebook Live Attack
» Mosque Killer’s Mother is Taken to Police Safehouse Amid Fears of Revenge Attacks on His Family — as Her Dog is Left at Home Alone
» Mosque Killer’s Rampage Cut Short: Moment Armed Police Arrest Christchurch Terrorist Who Slaughtered Worshipers — While New Zealand Unites in Grief Death Toll Rises to Fifty
» New Zealand Terrorist Compared Himself With Nelson Mandela and Claimed He Would Get Nobel Peace Prize for Horrific Massacre
» New Zealand Bishops ‘Horrified’ Over Mosque Shootings
» Revealed: Christchurch Terror Suspect ‘Was Member of New Zealand Gun Club Where He Practised Shooting Same AR-15 Rifles Used in US Massacres’ — Before Deadly Mosque Rampage That Killed 49
» The Roots of the Christchurch Massacre Can’t be Understood With Hypocrisy!
» Thousands Gather for Anti-Fascist Rally in Melbourne After Australian White Supremacist Shooter Kills 49 in New Zealand
» U.S. Bishops Denounce New Zealand Mosque Shootings
» United by Grief: Rival Gangs Console Each Other After Christchurch Terror Attack as Jacinda Ardern Comforts Mourners
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» New Evidence Links Fatal Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air Flights
» Nigerian Muslim Militants Kill 120 Christians in Three Weeks
 
Immigration
» Police in North Macedonia Arrest Man Smuggling 5 Migrants
 
Culture Wars
» Liberal Analyst: White Democrats Have a God Problem
 

Job Openings Rise, Outnumber the Unemployed by 1 Million

U.S. employers posted nearly 7.6 million open jobs in January, near a record high set in November. It’s evidence that businesses are still hungry for workers despite signs the economy has slowed.

The Labor Department says hiring also rose and the number of people quitting their jobs picked up.

The number of open jobs now outnumbers the unemployed by roughly 1 million. In the 18 years that the data has been tracked, there were always more unemployed than job openings until last year.

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

Backstory: How Reuters Uncovered Beto O’Rourke’s Teenage Hacking Days

(Reuters) — Reuters reporter Joseph Menn exclusively revealed on Friday that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke belonged to one of the best-known groups of computer hackers as a teenager.

Within minutes, his special report was the most popular story on Reuters.com here and was picked up by other news outlets. But the origin of the story goes back more than two years.

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

CNN’s Attack on Tucker Carlson Backfires Big Time!

CNN goes into full attack mode as Tucker Carlson gets “Alex Jonesified,” now being targeted for deplatforming.

Carlson isn’t backing down and refuses to apologize to the leftist outrage mob.

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

CNN’s Ratings Are So Low …

Ace of Spades calls attention to the latest cable-news ratings, as reported by @RoadMN on Twitter, and it really is astonishing how bad CNN ratings are. It’s not just the fact that Fox News is stomping the crap out of CNN in prime time where, for example, Tucker Carlson’s 8 p.m. ET audience (3.14 million viewers) is three times larger than Anderson Cooper’s (1.03 million). CNN’s ratings are so low that no show on the network rates higher than 28th in all cable news programming.

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

Guardians of the Galaxy 3: Disney Rehires James Gunn After All

James Gunn has certainly been on a roller coaster of a ride with Disney and his role on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. First, he was fired after controversial tweets from his past surfaced. Then, Disney wouldn’t hire him back despite an outcry, including from the stars of the films. Then, Gunn’s script was going to be used despite his dismissal. And now, Gunn has been hired back to his former role on the movie.

Shockingly, Disney has changed its tune about Gunn, according to Deadline. He will both write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which currently does not have a release date. Gunn has subsequently confirmed the news himself.

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

Jeb Bush: President Trump Needs a GOP Primary Challenger

Failed 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush thinks President Trump needs a challenger in the 2020 Republican primary, in case you were wondering what’s on Jeb!’s mind these days. I’m joking. No one is wondering about that. Nonetheless, Bush was interviewed by Obama alum, now CNN contributor David Axelrod recently and let his choice of challenger be known. He’s leaning toward Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. The interview will air on CNN Saturday.

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

Lori Loughlin’s Daughters Drop Out of USC After Admissions Scandal

Lori Loughlin’s daughters are dropping out of the University of Southern California — because they’re afraid of being bullied over the massive college admissions scam that has left them feeling like “a mess,” a report said Thursday.

Olivia Jade, 19, and her sister, 20-year-old Isabella Rose, have decided to withdraw from USC days after their parents, “Fuller House” star Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were charged for allegedly paying the girls’ way into the school, TMZ reported.

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

Man Convicted of Third-Degree Murder in Death of Pedestrian Jogging With Dog

ALVERTON, Pa. (AP) — A man has been convicted of third-degree murder in the death of a man struck by a car as he was jogging with his dog in western Pennsylvania on Christmas Eve in 2016.

The Tribune-Review reports that Westmoreland County jurors deliberated for about three hours Friday before convicting 31-year-old Matthew Ramsay of murder, vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of a controlled substance. He was acquitted of vehicular homicide while intoxicated and a lesser DUI count.

Prosecutors said Ramsay deliberately veered his car across traffic and struck 49-year-old Joseph Cummins, then fled the scene. Jurors heard a recorded police interrogation in which he denied he knew that he hit Cummins.

Defense attorney Jim Robinson argued there was no evidence Ramsay had consumed drugs beyond a daily methadone dose.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Steele Admits He Used Posts From ‘Random Individuals’ on CNN Website for Trump Dossier

The dossier that launched several investigations into Donald Trump and his presidential campaign was based, in part, on posts from “random individuals” from a CNN website that allows the public to publish unverified information.

Christopher Steele made the admission in a deposition given in connection with a lawsuit against the dossier. The judge released portions of the deposition this week.

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

All Adults Automatically Organ Donors Unless They Opt Out in New English Law

The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill received Royal Assent on Friday, meaning that from 2020 all of England’s adult residents of sound mind will be presumed to have “consented” to having their organs donated after death unless they have specified otherwise.

The law, similar to that adopted in Wales in 2015, “will mean adults in England will be considered potential donors unless they chose to opt out or are excluded,” according to a Government statement.

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

Crime Wave UK: 21,500 Knife and Weapons Crimes in 2018, Fifth of Offenders Under 18

Knife and other weapons offences in Britain are at their highest level since 2009, according to new statistics, with over a fifth of culprits being under 18.

Ministry of Justice figures show that some 21,484 knife and offensive weapon offences were recorded for 2018, the highest figure since 2009 — when the country was still in the wake of the financial crisis and unemployment was significantly higher.

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

Italy: 2 Life Terms for Milan Murder, Robbery Spree

Last April near central train station

(ANSA) — Milan, March 15 — Two Moroccans aged 29 and 31 got life Friday for a robbery spree and murder in and near Milan last April.

Abdenachemi Amass and Saad Otmani were found guilty of injuring two men at Cinisello Balsamo during two robberies, attacking two young foreign women and stabbing one to rob her cellphone and then, near Milan central station, killing 22-year-old Bangladeshi waiter Samsul Haque.

The pair were convicted in a fast-track trial.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Fedriga Affirms Pro-Vax After Attacks by Burioni Supporters

(ANSA) — Trieste, March 15 — Friuli Governor Massimiliano Fedriga said Friday that he supports vaccinations, after having read comments and personal attacks on Twitter celebrating the fact that he is currently hospitalised with chicken pox.

On Friday, virologist Roberto Burioni published a post on his website Medical Facts citing Fedriga’s case as a reason for adults to get a chicken pox vaccination.

“This cult of crazies who follow Burioni haven’t even read my interviews where I say I’m in favour of vaccinations and to reach results an alliance with families is needed, not imposition,” Fedriga wrote on Facebook.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Zingaretti Says to Move PD HQ

To new site geared to youth and with bookshop on ground floor

(ANSA) — Rome, March 11 — New Democratic Party (PD) leader Nicola Zingaretti said Sunday he wants to move the headquarters of the centre-left opposition group from the central Via del Nazareno to a new purpose-built and youth-orientated site outside the historic centre.

“I’d like to change the national PD head office, move it from Via del Nazareno and build offices with ideas co-working for young men and women, who cal tell us ‘you’re going wrong, we must change position,” he said on Raiuno.

“We must move out and rebuild, open a new, beautiful HQ with a bookshop on the ground floor”, he said.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Lamborghini Races to Record Turnover

1.42 bn, global sales up 50%

(ANSA) — Bologna, March 14 — Iconic supercar maker Lamborghini raced to a record turnover of 1.42 billion euros last year, the company said Thursday.

Global sales rose 51% from 3,815 to 5,750 units.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Tourist Falls Off Cliff During Alleged Migrant Sex Attack

A German tourist visiting Italy may have severe brain damage after falling off a cliff in an alleged attempt to avoid being raped by an illegal migrant from North Africa.

Following months of investigation into the incident, the prosecutor’s office decided to conclude the investigation into the North African, identified as 32-year-old Zied Yakoubi, who had allegedly purposely pushed German tourist Alena Sudokova off a cliff in Sanremo, opening up a possible trial, Il Giornale reports.

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

Orban Speaks Against the “EU Empire”

Europe’s peoples should “see and understand that Europe will have no free life without its Christian culture”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said during a state celebration of the anniversary of Hungary’s 1848 revolution in front of Budapest’s National Museum.

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

Sweden: Serious Crimes Committed by Returned ISIS Fighters

According to a new investigation, one in three returned Islamic State fighters in Sweden have committed serious crimes after coming back from the Middle East.

The investigation, which looked into the activities of 41 Islamic State members who had returned from Syria and Iraq, found that all of those sentences or suspected of crimes, 13 people in total, were men, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

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

Terror Victim Ebba Åkerlund’s Dad to the Swedish PM: “Your Help is an Insult, I Doubt That New Zealand Wants it”

Sweden’s Social Democratic Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has offered New Zealand help after Friday’s eco-fascist terrorist attack.

In his manifesto, the 28-year-old terrorist in New Zealand explains that he, in his own deed, was motivated by among other things, the terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm in 2017.

He wanted to avenge 11-year-old Ebba Åkerlund, who was killed in the attack. He explicitly mentions.

Ebba’s family, of course, strongly condemns the attack.

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

The Latest: French Protesters Slam Macron’s ‘Empty Words’

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local):

7:10 p.m.

Yellow vest protesters say they have turned out in increased numbers in Paris on Saturday to show President Emmanuel Macron their disappointment after a two-month national debate ended Friday.

Frank Leblanc, 62, from Nantes, said: “It was hot wind. It was useless and it didn’t achieve anything. We’re here to show Macron that empty words are not enough.”

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

UK: ‘Finished’ — Theresa May’s Senior Aides Want Her to ‘Fall on Her Sword’, ‘Go With Dignity’

Senior aides to Prime Minister Theresa May believe she is “finished” and want her to “fall on her sword” now and set a date for her departure, in hopes this will allow her to “go with dignity”.

The calls follow a second heavy defeat for the Withdrawal Agreement which Mrs May negotiated with the European Union, which is deeply unpopular with Brexiteer Tories as well as Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), on which her minority government relies to achieve a parliamentary majority.

Rather than embark upon the clean, No Deal exit which is the legal default on March 29th in the absence of a deal, the Prime Minister is instead pushing for a third vote on her deal and an extension of the ongoing Article 50 negotiations with the EU and a delay to Brexit — something she had repeatedly promised she would not do.

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

UK: Wrong Answer, Try Again: Parliament to Vote on May’s Brexit Deal for Third Time

Britain’s Prime Minister is to return from the humiliating second defeat of her Brexit deal in Parliament by bringing it back, again in substantially unmodified form, next week to give MPs a third chance to vote the right way.

The third attempt to get approval for her controversial and much-criticised EU-exit plan, which top figures including President Trump and Nigel Farage have criticised as a bad deal, will likely come before Wednesday next week — the last day before the Prime Minister travels to Brussels for an EU leader’s meeting. There, she will ask the European Union for permission to keep the United Kingdom in the bloc for longer — against the democratically expressed wishes of the British people.

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

Revealed: Turkey Releases CCTV of Christchurch Terror Suspect at Istanbul Airport as Officials Probe His ‘Extended Period in Country’ During His Seven-Year Tour of Former Warzones

Turkish authorities announced on Friday they were investigating Brenton Tarrant, 28, the Christchurch mosque terror suspect, after he had multiple visits to the country in 2016.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Ukrainian MPs Call for Toto Cutugno Ban

Due to alleged pro-Russian stance

(ANSA) — Rome, March 15 — A group of Ukrainian MPs have demanded that secret services (SBU) chief Vasily Gritsak ban Italian singer Toto Cutugno from holding a concert in Kiev on March 23 due to alleged pro-Russian positions.

ANSA was told the news on Friday by one of the MPs who made the request, Viktor Romanyuk, confirming reports on Thursday that appeared in Economistua.com.

Cutugno told ANSA “I’m very surprised and sorry for this news. It’s absurd that a group of Ukrainian MPs want to stop me signing in a country I love and that loves my music.

“I’m apolitical, is that clear? I have sung in institutional occasions for heads of state including Putin, but that doesn’t mean political support”.

Cutugno’s manager Danilo Mancuso told ANSA: “Toto has always been far from the political ambit and in all his life has never expressed himself in any direction”.

Ukraine’s culture ministry on Monday put another Italian singer, Albano Carrisi, better known by his stage name Al Bano, on its list of individuals considered a threat to national security.

Al Bano and his ex-wife Romina Power were big in the Soviet Union in the 1980s and they are still popular in Russia.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

A Nation in Mourning: Hundreds of Well-Wishers Turn Out for Mosque Vigil and Leave Floral Tributes to Remember New Zealand’s 49 Terror Victims

A sea of flowers can be seen outside Al Noor and Linwood Majid mosques in Christchurch as hundreds of people flocked to the mosque for a vigil as the city mourns the horrific mass-shooting.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Controversial Right-Wing Speaker Milo Yiannopoulos is Banned From Australia After Calling Islam a ‘Barbaric, Alien’ Religious Culture Following Mosque Terror Attack

Controversial far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos has been banned from entering Australia on tour after his remarks about the New Zealand terror attack.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Dramatic Moment Controversial Senator Fraser Anning Attacks a Man Who Cracked an Egg on His Head — as Petition to Remove Him From Office Gets 225,000 Signatures

The egging comes as the Australian public calls for the The Independent Queensland senator to be booted from parliament in a petition with over 225,000 signatures.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Eating Brains and Bones Saved My Life: Vegan, 25, Gave Up Her ‘Raw’ Diet of Fruit and Vegetables for a Meat-Only Menu Because the Lack of Nutrients Was ‘Killing Her’

Alma-Jade Chanter, from Holland, was vegan since she was 13, until doctors urged her to change her diet when she lost hair, weight, and teeth. She now eats 4.4lbs (2kg) of animal produce a day.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Face of Utter Despair: Blood-Soaked Christchurch Worshipper Embodies Grief of a Nation as He Wanders From Scene of Mosque Massacre That Left 50 Dead on New Zealand’s Darkest Day

A blood-soaked witness to the carnage staggered from the atrocity his face torn with anguish as 50 were left dead at two mosques in Christchurch after Friday’s terror attack.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Grieving Man ‘Tries to Storm the Courtroom Threatening to Stab’ Christchurch Mosque Killer — as it’s Revealed the Shooter’s Family Went to Police After Watching Abhorrent Footage Online

A man threatened ‘to knife’ the accused Christchurch mosque killer outside court on Saturday following a mass shooting Friday afternoon at Al Noor and Linwood Majid mosques.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

‘He Died in His Father’s Arms’: Three-Year-Old Boy Was Killed in Horror Mosque Massacre ‘As He Tried to Run Away’ And Brother Only Survived Because He Played Dead — as the Names of Victims Begin to Emerge

The first victims of the Christchurch terror attack have been named, as dozens more remain missing — including a three-year-old boy.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

‘He Pounced and Took the Gun’: New Zealand Terror Attack Victim Tackled the Shooter and Stole His Shotgun — But Was Unable to Kill the Terrorist Because He Couldn’t Find the Trigger, Says Horrified Witness

Syed Mazharuddin was praying on Friday at the Linwood Masjid mosque in Christchurch when he heard gunshots right in front of him.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

High-Profile Criminal Lawyer Demands Police Charge Senator Anning for Hitting a Protester Who Egged Him — and Offers to Represent the Boy for Free

Prominent Sydney lawyer Adam Houda, known widely as the go-to lawyer for men charged with terrorist-related offences, has demanded Senator Fraser Anning is charged with assault.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Mosque Shooter Sent His Twisted Manifesto to the New Zealand Prime Minister and 70 Others 10 Minutes Before Launching His Facebook Live Attack

Australian man Brenton Tarrant, 28, published ‘The Great Replacement’ the morning before opening fire at two mosques in Christchurch, on New Zealand’s south island.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Mosque Killer’s Mother is Taken to Police Safehouse Amid Fears of Revenge Attacks on His Family — as Her Dog is Left at Home Alone

Sharon Tarrant is believed to have been whisked away to an secret location after being interviewed by counterterrorism police in Grafton, northern NSW, on Friday night.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Mosque Killer’s Rampage Cut Short: Moment Armed Police Arrest Christchurch Terrorist Who Slaughtered Worshipers — While New Zealand Unites in Grief Death Toll Rises to Fifty

A new photo has revealed the moment armed police arrested the Christchurch terrorist who slaughtered 50 worshippers, as New Zealand prepares to bury the dead.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

New Zealand Terrorist Compared Himself With Nelson Mandela and Claimed He Would Get Nobel Peace Prize for Horrific Massacre

Brenton Tarrant predicted that he would be freed after 27 years in jail before being given the Nobel, just like Mandela, in a 73-page manifesto that was posted online before the New Zealand attack started.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

New Zealand Bishops ‘Horrified’ Over Mosque Shootings

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of New Zealand has reached out to the Muslim community to extend condolences and express solidarity after mass shootings at two mosques Friday.

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

Revealed: Christchurch Terror Suspect ‘Was Member of New Zealand Gun Club Where He Practised Shooting Same AR-15 Rifles Used in US Massacres’ — Before Deadly Mosque Rampage That Killed 49

Brenton Tarrant, 28, was a member of Bruce Rifle Club in Milton on New Zealand’s South Island. It is near where he had been living in Dunedin and he is believed to have joined in early 2018.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

The Roots of the Christchurch Massacre Can’t be Understood With Hypocrisy!

We Must Condemn the Mosque Attack. But, Christchurch Exposed Our Hypocrisy Quite Enough!

The #CrusadeOfChristchurch gave a clear message that truth prevails in Newton’s 3rd law establishing that every action has its equal and opposite reaction. The aggressive Islamic Expansion in non-Muslim domains and Jihadi excessive have paved this way of #ChristianRetaliation. Now it’s Halleluiah vs Allah ho Akbar. It’s #CrusadeVsJihad in its newest form. Newton’s 3rd Law Prevails as Truth. Unless Muslims stop Jihadi Terrorism, Anti-Jihad Upsurge will kill common Muslims obviously. We didn’t want 9/11 in NY nor 3/15 in Christchurch. A white supremacist and his associates attacked two mosques in Christchurch killing 49 and injuring 50 others. [See link: Christchurch Mosque Attack [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]] It’s an irony that the far rights in Europe and America are adopting the ISIS global model to down the Jihad in the dust! This is unfortunate. Peace be upon all.

And here is the ugliest truth that if the States have failed to check the Islamic Insurgency or failed to eliminate Jihad; the perturbed, anxious, aggrieved and agitated individuals may take their extreme way without awaiting for any help from the failed, frivolous, non-impartial and hypocrite authorities in no time.

We must not be inhumane. But, sentiment, sympathy, condemnation, protests, media analysis are gaining momentum in such a way with Christchurch as it is an unprecedented terror attack on any Mosque or on mass for the first time.

We must not forget that during last 10 years (excluding the figures of 1st three months in 2019), there were 23895 Islamic attacks in 100 countries, in which 165935 people were killed and 209142 injured. These attacks include more than 100 Jihadi attacks on Mosques killing Muslims only. But, Christchurch is presented in a way that a Mosque is attacked for the first time and humanity is shaken for that. With others, Muslims also took the street in a protest of Christchurch massacre. But why these protest brigades in the row of Christchurch were untraceable during last 10 years when Islamic attacks killed more than 165935 innocent persons injuring another 209142 in the name of Jihad of a Religion of Peace!

List of Killings in the Name of Islam or ‘The Religion of Peace’ in last 10 yrs…

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

Thousands Gather for Anti-Fascist Rally in Melbourne After Australian White Supremacist Shooter Kills 49 in New Zealand

Prayers were read and tears shed for the victims during Saturday’s event outside Victoria’s State Library to stand in solidarity with the Islamic community.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

U.S. Bishops Denounce New Zealand Mosque Shootings

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) condemned the “slaughter of innocent Muslim brothers and sisters” that occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday.

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

United by Grief: Rival Gangs Console Each Other After Christchurch Terror Attack as Jacinda Ardern Comforts Mourners

Members of the Mongrel Mob descended at Hagley College, in Christchurch, where Jacinda Arden arrived at about 1pm to greet hundreds of survivors, family members and mourners.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

New Evidence Links Fatal Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air Flights

March 16 (UPI) — Ethiopian Airlines investigators found a key piece of evidence this week that strongly suggests a link to last weekend’s doomed flight killing 157 with the October Lion Air crash in Indonesia.

Investigators found a device called a jackscrew, which controls the angle of the plane’s horizontal stabilizers. The stabilizers were found in the upward position, which would have forced the nose of the plane down, sources told the New York Times.

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

Nigerian Muslim Militants Kill 120 Christians in Three Weeks

The recent death toll of Christians in Nigeria has reached 120 with this week’s slaughter of more than 50 by Fulani Muslim militants in the Kaduna state of Nigeria, the Christian Post reported.

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

Police in North Macedonia Arrest Man Smuggling 5 Migrants

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — Police in North Macedonia say they have arrested a man suspected of smuggling five migrants from Greece, headed north toward Serbia.

Police said Saturday that one Afghan citizen and four Pakistanis were discovered during a routine checkup on a car late Thursday on the main north-south highway. The suspect, a North Macedonian, was identified only by his initials as E.E. An investigative judge has ordered him detained for 30 days, pending trial.

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

Liberal Analyst: White Democrats Have a God Problem

White Democrats are invoking God far less than their predecessors, referring to religious faith as a source of division rather than unity, according to an analysis by Professor Peter Beinart of the City University of New York.

A striking quality of the presidential campaign announcements by leading white, progressive candidates from the Democrat Party is the absence of any positive mention of faith, wrote Beinart, a liberal political commentator, in the Atlantic Friday.

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

30 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/16/2019

  1. New Zealand?

    My l0ng-time online British friend who has lived in New Zealand much, much, much longer than the many years of said friendship says nothing although I have expressed the hope he, his family and friends are all okay.

    Per the Microsoft start up pictures, it’s an interesting place. Per geography, it’s pretty remote. Per historical importance, well, one person in New Zealand had a claim on accomplishing aviation before the Wright Brothers…. Per personal estimation, a good many people never heard of the place and haven’t the foggiest of notions of what’s there so are operating in a state of amazement.

    (Sorry, couldn’t resist an analysis.)

  2. When the muzzies are doing the “massacre” thing , there’s not one word of condolence or sympathy to the Christians from the religion of peace. Pardon me if I don’t get worked up over a little applied justice in the world. The religion of the holy pedophile and the satanic egyptian moon god needs to go back to hell.

      • The local rugby team is considering renaming itself because of this. Currently it’s called the Canterbury Crusaders and their mascot is a knight with a cross on his chest.

  3. The behaviour and the very appearance of the NZ shooter, killer or you name it, for me indicate some sort of mental pathology (I am writing professionally).

    Otherwise, am I the only one to feel something fishy about this case? An Australian guy goes to one of the few Western safe-havens remaining to shoot at Muslims that are really a minority there, instead of heading to some of the Australian mosques notorious for their hateful preachers, ISIS thugs and brides, local Sharia enforcers etc? Having in mind the outcome, that should be clear even for a moron – the official propaganda outcry, further indoctrination the left agenda to millions, possible change of arm-possession laws (that will render the natives still more helpless)?

    I am afraid this is just another false-flag operation by the Swamp, using a paranoid person… We have seen quite a number of them over the decades.

    • Tarrant’s recent travels to Turkey, North Korea, Bulgaria etc. would support a Manchurian Candidate scenario. The final report will be sanitized until Soros gives it the thumbs up.

    • no ifs, ands, Orwells about it. The ‘manufactured’ news gets hours of play time while the ‘real’ news is never even mentioned.
      Thus, it is not what is composed that matters, but only what is published, as publishing involves work and the expenditure of funds.

    • Nancy’s boys at work. Why do women vote for maniacs like Pelosi, Gillbrand, Kamala, Feinstein, PM May, Frau Merkel, Hillary etc?

  4. They are not so eager to express their solidarity with victims of Jihad-attacks.
    Maybe because they happen too often, or because Muslims have nothing to do with Islam…

  5. “Jeb Bush: President Trump Needs a GOP Primary Challenger”

    The Jeb Bush who got $1 million from the Chinese Communists. That Jeb Bush? “Low Energy Jeb?” No, corrupt, dumb Jeb. So tired of the RINO Bush family. Please go play golf and get lost. Maybe you can convert to the religion of peace and complete your journey to the dustbin of history.

    https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2019/03/chinese-owned-company-gave-illegal-1-3-million-to-jeb-bush-super-pac/

    Of course the Clintons took Millions from the Chinese Communists.

    • Had a look at this link; it loses all credibility when it equates Israel’s actions in self-defence with Islamic terrorism.

      • Mr Humphries

        I do not know who they are but the first thing I saw was the following:

        “Christchurch was once a sleepy town. With a population under four hundred thousand, it never had any of the categories of political violence that plague much larger cities in much more populous countries.

        Then the Moslems came”.

        That is something that all the great journals and papers and on line presences in the world cannot say.

        You actually miss the point. If they are antisemitic attack them and that but just do not try to censor.

        There are too many forms of censorship.

        Too many people are censoring themselves and everybody so they quickly get tied up in knots and contradictions.

    • Elena,

      The Daily Stormer is a white supremacist and Neo-Nazi website.

      I have zero interest in that sort of stuff.

  6. Well, the victims, probably have not yet been buried, but the police of “mental crime” has already earned.
    Has Tarrent been recruited by the secret services?

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/rochdale-taxi-christchurch-mosque-attack-a8826911.html

    Or are people specifically irradiated?
    https://news.sky.com/story/police-treating-surrey-stabbing-as-a-terrorist-incident-11668741

    Google and Yandex boiled over their brains when they translated this phrase:
    …and racially aggravated public order.

  7. This is a good analysis, but with all such analyses that I read in many different forums in the groups who rightfully oppose Islam with its ever present Jihad, fails to answer deeply enough. Yet the deeper answer is also scorned often by these very people.I start always from the historical state of the capitalist system.This always t leads to an immediate opposition. This is Marxist to do so you see. To acknowledge that we are living in a failing and failed system is to in invite a worse hostility than even that of Islam for the Infidel.

    But it is a crisis on nearly every level. The basis of our society is economic.At every level it is economic. The divides between poor and rich have extended and are extending ever more rapidly. Thatcher and Keith Joseph along with Reagan argued for trickle down.It trickles down a bit to some until the next big economic crisis. Then the division with not even trickle down goes into the same routine. People lose and also make a lot of money out of these crises. That certainly happened in 2008. I will not go into what is happening to the earth, or the Arctic, the school children taking an afternoon off, and so on, because that really gets the Delingpoles really, really infuriated and they have got considerable power today. But why such fury against children by Delingpole? That is as much madness as is Tarrant. I agree with some of these people like Acuara. But there is a vagueness in what he writes. Who has groomed this man Tarrant for this very special role.We are in a system of deep crisis. The children feel it. Delingpole feels it. I feel it. In fact the way that Tarrant starts his Testament is the way I start most polemics today. Let me explain. I think the main issue today , the one that leads the way, is the conquest of France by Islam. I always start nearly everything today I write with the testimony of Charles Gave. I have seen him. In fact he is a rather boring speaker. He is not the excited Frenchman in any way. He is the opposite. Yet his testimony terrifies me. I start nearly everything today with France and Gave. And in a way in the Introduction so did Tarrant. He began his essay with a repetition of this three times. I have not got beyond the first page or so and have found it difficult to locate and impossible to download.

    To sum up the article above is good. It describes how things happen to people. The children are driven onto the open street. Delingpole gets into a fury because of the children. But Delingpole fretting over the children. The poor children fretting over the earth. There is a huge difference right there.

    More on this…The polite little children I saw being talked down her nose to by Feinstein the famous American politician were too polite, but the reality was that she would be in the grave and they would live to have to fight on. One little polite girl tried to say that to her. What courage!

    Some things come to mind here. The Chinese Government and Islam, Assad and Islam which is also the Alawites and Islam, the valiant woman in Burma and its military facing the Jihad, and Trump in some positions before election. All of these have been hammered. Also hammered is the Saudi leader who tries to break out of the straitjacket. And all the time the loss of the Democrats to civilization and the adoption of Fascism.

    But then people do not really understand Fascism because they have been too proud to read Leon Trotsky on Fascism. Most people are terribly ignorant, very prim and self satisfied but ignorant.

    But if the main counter revolutionary force in the world and the CIA are behind the coup against Trump, bringing in also the never to be underestimated British Intelligence, then why not behind Tarrant also. A person today can be watched and moulded, even without that person being aware or fully aware.

    To what ends. To the end of where I started. The whole world system is in crisis. Think do not reach for the “scoffing syndrome”. That IS possible.We are moving in certain ways into Fascism but we have to try to understand it. Please I have zero interest in blowing my own horn here. We must try to understand the decay of the capitalist system and the decay of thought. To do that the world today has to turn to the writings of Trotsky.

    And this article is such a good attempt I would hate to see it wasted and I thank Acuara for his thoughts which I go partly along with.

    T. Ross has written about “mental pathology” and that this man suffers from such. There is truth in this but it tends to hide another reality which is that the whole of the world today is a kind of loony bin. Tarrant and the mental condition of himself and also many other such are a response to this overall loony bin situation.

    It takes real courage and the opposite of dogma to trace this situation to the overall system of the capitalist system in which we live.

    As soon as you say that the hackles go up and the censorship will kick in. It was always like this.

    Look at the first world war. Could anything be so crazy?

    Look at how they encouraged Hitler and Mussolini in Spain from 1936 to 1939.

    Look at these present trumpeted by the BBC World Service plans for space travel while our earth has such problems. That is the loony bin right there.

    Look at the attempt to censor a website by a Mr Humphries. That is loco. In our situation we can censor nothing. The opposite in fact.

    {The Roots of Christchurch Massacre}

    I like all of these comments and also the dry wit of Baron in referring to the Bishops with the following writers

    T Ross
    The Queen of Hearts
    Acuara

    But it does not mean I agree politically with them either. I am not really looking for political buddies. Just clarification. And acknowledgement that I write proudly as a Marxist and a Trotskyist.

      • Mark H

        You are making a mistake on many levels. All of that can be argued. It is just a number, can be very contested, means nothing in fact and tells youth nothing about history. So in the end if it tells us nothing about history it is another form of lie.

        But why fire that at me now, in this particular moment, when the struggle to survive against Islam hangs in the balance. Why now?

    • “I am not really looking for political buddies….Just …..acknowledgement that I write proudly as a Marxist and a Trotskyist.”

      I acknowledge that you write proudly as a Marxist and Trotskyist.

      There. Done. Congratulations.

      • Easy for me to be sarcastic in return. But what purpose would it serve? No purpose at all. In fact there is a great deal of agreement between my position, the position of my movement, and the best of the anti Islam movement, and goodness knows we all have enough on our plate without sarcasm, and sarcasm is very often the end anyway. But you have chosen that way.

      • I now see and accept there is no chance at all of any agreement between me as a socialist or communist and the anti jihad movement. I think that is a real shame and also a danger but it is reality. I can indeed be faulted for having illusions. I thought with open discussion it would be possible. But that is simply not possible. The irony is that I am banned from all “socialist” forums and in their alliance with Islam they will certainly move against me and my movement. I keep relenting and thinking there is a chance but of course that is being foolish and I will not repeat my mistake. In conclusion I thank Baron and his wife for publishing my words.

        • “We are moving in certain ways into Fascism but we have to try to understand it.”

          You must understand that most of us here believe Fascism and Socialism are one and the same. Hitler himself claimed this.

          Don’t bother arguing this issue as you won’t get much support here.

          “I write proudly as a Marxist and a Trotskyist.”

          In a Conservative blog such as this, it is not wise to end your essay with this statement. We will question your motives.

          “It is just a number, can be very contested, means nothing in fact…”

          The loss of precious and innocent human lives and the immense suffering are a very serious issue for us to consider arguing such a stupid response.

          Come back when you’ve learned that history is not merely facts, data and economics but more importantly is of human beings who have had to suffer and die to help others, such as yourself, conduct their social and economic experiments.

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