Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/20/2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May is asking both Parliament and the EU for an extension of the Brexit deadline from March 29 until June. However, French President Emmanuel Macron said that an extension would not be allowed if it was just to gain time. As a result, the value of the pound fell on international currency markets.

In other news, Boko Haram militants attacked a Christian village in northeastern Nigeria, killing an undetermined number of residents and driving most of the rest into the bush. Fortunately, the incident had nothing to do with Islam.

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USA
» ‘Go F**k Yourself’: John Oliver Attacks Jay Leno Over His Old Monica Lewinski Jokes
» John Walker Lindh, American Ex-Taliban Fighter, To be Released in May, Hasn’t Denounced Islamism
» Legalizing Marijuana: Pennsylvania Senators Unveil Marijuana Bill
» London’s Khan: Bernie Sanders, Beto Can’t Beat Trump
» MSM Jumps the Shark, Calls Joe Rogan “Far-Right”
» NYU Hires Leftist Who Falsely Accused ICE Agent of Having Nazi Tattoo as New Journalism Professor
» Prosecutors Reportedly Offer to Drop Robert Kraft Prostitution Charges
» Trump Vows to Investigate Facebook
» Trump National Security Advisor Bolton: ‘When Will Political Class Deliver Brexit Vote?’
» Twitter Admits Shadowbanning Lisa Page Tweet by Federalist Co-Founder “To Keep People Safe”
 
Europe and the EU
» Britain’s War on Christianity: Part I
» Eurocrat Tusk: ‘Short’ Brexit Delay Possible if Commons Passes May’s Deal
» France: Gilets Jaunes Leader Condemns ‘Cowardly’ Home Attack
» Google is Hit With $1.7 Billion Fine by EU Regulators for Blocking Advertising Rivals — the Tech Giant’s Third Punishment in Two Years
» Italy: Driver Abducts Schoolchildren, Sets Bus Ablaze
» Italy: Terror for Kids After Hijacker Sets Bus Alight
» Italy: Senate Votes No to Salvini Diciotti Trial
» Italy: Ex-Priest Gets 8 Yrs for Sexual Violence
» Italy: Victim’s Family Ire Over 12-Yr Term for Murder
» Man With ‘Jihadi Armband’ Storms French Police Station Attacking Officers
» Orban’s Fidesz Party is ‘Suspended’ From EPP Voting Bloc
» Senegalese Man Sets Italian School Bus on Fire With Children on Board
» Several Brits Arrested for Comments About New Zealand Attacks
» Sterling Slides as French President Rejects Brexit Delay
» Student in the Netherlands Starts Petition to Suspend Her Assaulter
» Sweden’s First Hijab-Wearing MP Grilled for Proposing Race-Based Nationwide Register
» Swedish Shia Muslims Express Fear Over Returning Islamic State Fighters
» Twelve French Churches Attacked, Vandalized in One Week
» UK: ‘Appalling and Pathetic’: Farage Blasts Prime Minister May for Brexit Chaos
» UK: After Promising Brexit on March 29th 108 Times, May Now Requests Delay to June
» UK: Cops Now Knocking on Doors to Police Free Speech
» UK: Corbyn’s Brother Shares Petition Calling for Queen to Save Brexit by Suspending Parliament
» UK: DNA Research May Finally Unravel Jack the Ripper Mystery
» UK: Geldof’s Gin Palace MkII: Rich Celebs Sponsor Anti-Brexit Marchers
» UK: IDS Warns ‘There Will be Repercussions’ if Tories Fail to Deliver Brexit
» UK: University of Cambridge Rescinds Jordan Peterson Invitation After Backlash
» Watch Live: UK Prime Minister May Addresses Nation on Brexit Crisis
» Western-Born Muslims ‘More Likely’ To be Drawn to Extremism and Violent Ideas — Study
 
North Africa
» The Destabilisation of Algeria: New Refugee Influx & a Threat to Europe’s Energy Security
 
Middle East
» Inside Erdogan’s Inflammatory Rallies: Turkish President Shows Footage of the Christchurch Mosque Massacre to Incite Hatred After Sparking Diplomatic Row by Saying Anti-Muslim Australians Would be ‘Sent Back in Coffins’
» Islamist Tyrant Erdogan Threatens New Zealanders They’ll Return in “Coffins” If They Visit Turkey
 
Far East
» Silk Road Debate Inevitable Says China
» Study Finds Some People Can Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field
 
Australia — Pacific
» After Blocking Zero Hedge and Others, NZ Telcos Demand Big-Tech Censorship Surge to “Protect Consumers”
» ‘Disgraceful Smear and Appalling Lie’: Scott Morrison Takes on Waleed Aly After the Project Host Claimed the PM Once Encouraged ‘Anti-Muslim’ Feelings as a Political Strategy
» Gun Store That Sold Mosque Massacre Suspect the Guns He Used, Sells Out of AR-15 Rifles — the Weapon Used During Murder Spree
» New Zealand to Broadcast Muslim Call to Prayer Friday as #HeadScarfforHarmony campaign Urges Non-Muslim Women to Wear Hijab
» Slate: NZ Shootings ‘Implicate All White Australians’
» ‘They Will be Feeling That Too’: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Delivers Powerful Message of Hope to Australia in Wake of Terror Attack
» Top Muslim Sheikh Accuses Politicians of ‘Crocodile Tears’ About the Christchurch Mosque Massacre — and Takes a Thinly-Veiled Swipe at Fraser Anning
» Workers in New Zealand Are Sacked for Viewing the Christchurch Gunman’s Video and Sharing it With Colleagues in Their Offices
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Boko Haram Launches Lethal Attack on Christian Town in Northeast Nigeria
 
Latin America
» Brazil to Go Full NATO? Trump Floats Possibility After Bolsonaro Visit
» New Short-Tailed Whip Scorpion Species Discovered in Amazon
» Watch Live: President Trump Holds Press Conference With ‘Trump of the Tropics’
 
Immigration
» A Single Somali Migrant Costs the Finnish State Almost 1 Million Euros During Their Lifetime
» European Commission is Working on Making Migration Pact Legally Binding
» Geert Wilders Slams Dutch Open Borders Policies After Utrecht ‘Terror’ Shooting
» Pentagon Finds $12.8 Billion for Trump’s Border Wall
» Senegalese Migrant Sets Bus of Children on Fire to ‘Avenge’ Drowned Migrants
» Sweden, Population 10.2 Million, Offers Asylum to China’s Over 10 Million Uyhgur Muslims
» Trump Wins: Supreme Court Rules Convicted Illegals Can be Detained and Deported
 
Culture Wars
» Italy: Govt Confirms World Families Conference Sponsorship
» Jailed Abortionist Hopes Democrats’ Infanticide Support Will Set Him Free
» Scholar Makes ‘Moral Case’ For Letting People Decide Their Own Age
» UK Schools Stop LGBT Program After Muslim Backlash
» UK: Fireman: London Fire Service Slams Cartoon Pig for Sexist Language
 
General
» Inconvenient: Polar Bear Numbers May Have Quadrupled
 

‘Go F**k Yourself’: John Oliver Attacks Jay Leno Over His Old Monica Lewinski Jokes

Jay Leno lamenting the sorry state of late night television last week on The Today Show evidently stung HBO’s John Oliver real deep.

In an act of petty retaliation, Oliver had his staff dig up every old Leno joke they could find poking fun at Monica Lewinsky and edit them all together while cutting out much of the laughter. Oliver played the compilation on his show Sunday and then cried about how his jokes were supposedly not funny and deeply offensive.

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John Walker Lindh, American Ex-Taliban Fighter, To be Released in May, Hasn’t Denounced Islamism

John Walker Lindh, a former American Taliban militant convicted in 2002 for supporting the terrorist organization, is due to be freed in May.

The former Islamist fighter, dubbed “Detainee 001 in the war on terror,” was arrested in 2001, just months after the Sept. 11 attacks and the start of the war in Afghanistan. Then just 20 years old, he was among a group of Taliban fighters who were captured by U.S. forces.

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Legalizing Marijuana: Pennsylvania Senators Unveil Marijuana Bill

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Recreational marijuana just got one step closer to being legalized, after two Pennsylvania senators unveiled a new bill.

Senator Daylin Leach, and co-author, Senator Sharif Street are circulating their latest proposal, Senate Bill 350, to colleagues for co-sponsorship.

The bill would allow anyone 21 and older to use recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania, and each household could also grow up to six marijuana plants at a time for personal use.

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London’s Khan: Bernie Sanders, Beto Can’t Beat Trump

London’s left-wing mayor Sadiq Khan has said that neither independent Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, nor any of the Democrats who have announced a run for president, will beat incumbent Donald J. Trump in 2020.

“I think the next president hasn’t declared yet,” Mr Khan said in an interview with HuffPost UK published Tuesday.

The Labour progressive, highly critical of the America First President and demanded his summer 2018 UK visit be cancelled, added, “And I think, it’s not going to be Trump. It can’t be Trump.”

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MSM Jumps the Shark, Calls Joe Rogan “Far-Right”

The mainstream media has truly jumped the shark by labeling liberal podcast host Joe Rogan a “far-right influencer”.

Axios, a left-leaning news outlet that has received funding from DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and NBC News, published an article today about the interests of “alt-right communities” in different Democratic presidential candidates.

The article then cites Storyful journalist and analyst Kelly Jones and notes that Andrew Yang has built up momentum “thanks to support he has garnered from far-right influencers, like Richard Spencer and Joe Rogan.”

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NYU Hires Leftist Who Falsely Accused ICE Agent of Having Nazi Tattoo as New Journalism Professor

New York University has hired a new journalism professor — a leftist fired by The New Yorker for falsely accusing an ICE agent of sporting a Nazi tattoo.

Talia Lavin will teach the undergraduate course “Reporting on the Far Right” in the fall semester of 2019 at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

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Prosecutors Reportedly Offer to Drop Robert Kraft Prostitution Charges

It may be another happy ending for Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Florida prosecutors are offering to drop their charges against Kraft and 24 other men who allegedly paid for sex acts at a South Florida massage parlor.

To take advantage of the deal, Kraft and the other johns must agree that they would have been found guilty at trial.

The defendants must also do 100 hours of community service, submit to an STD test, take a class on the dangers of prostitution and pay $5,000 per criminal charge they face.

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Trump Vows to Investigate Facebook

Update: President Trump on Tuesday said that he would be “looking into” a report that his social media chief, Dan Scavino Jr. has been censored by Facebook.

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Trump National Security Advisor Bolton: ‘When Will Political Class Deliver Brexit Vote?’

President Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton has spoken out on the Brexit crisis presently gripping Britain’s political class, both talking up the enormous potential for future trade between the two nations if Britain becomes free, and lamenting the failure to deliver on the democratic will of the people.

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Twitter Admits Shadowbanning Lisa Page Tweet by Federalist Co-Founder “To Keep People Safe”

Twitter has admitted to shadowbanning a tweet by The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis in order to “keep people safe.”

Tweeting a passage last week from former FBI attorney Lisa Page’s Congressional testimony discussing the FBI’s rush to find connections between the Trump campaign and Russia, Davis pointed out the irony of Hillary Clinton’s campaign employing former UK spy Christopher Steele, a foreign national, “working with Russians to obtain damaging information about Donald Trump.”

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Britain’s War on Christianity: Part I

The unlawful arrest of a Christian street preacher in London has drawn attention to the continuing use of hate speech laws to silence Christians in multicultural Britain — even as incendiary speech by Muslim extremists is routinely ignored.

On February 23, Oluwole Ilesanmi, a 64-year-old Nigerian evangelist known as Preacher Olu, was arrested at Southgate Station in North London after complaints that his message about Jesus was “Islamophobic.” A video of the arrest, viewed more than two million times, shows how two police officers ordered the man to stop preaching because “nobody wants to listen to that,” confiscated his Bible and then arrested him for “a breach of peace.”

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Eurocrat Tusk: ‘Short’ Brexit Delay Possible if Commons Passes May’s Deal

President of the European Council Donald Tusk has said that the EU may grant a “short extension” to Article 50 — but only on condition the House of Commons passes Prime Minister Theresa May’s unpopular Withdrawal Agreement.

After speaking on the telephone to Prime Minister May, Mr Tusk told media that “a short extension will be possible — but it will be conditional on a positive vote on the Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons.

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France: Gilets Jaunes Leader Condemns ‘Cowardly’ Home Attack

A house and car belonging to Eric Drouet — one of the so-called “leaders” of the gilets jaunes movement, have been vandalised — in a move that he has called “very cowardly”.

Mr Drouet’s house and car — located in the Parisian region — were tagged with graffiti in an overnight attack between Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 March, it has been confirmed. The car tyres were also slashed.

Mr Drouet’s wife has since lodged a formal complaint with local police.

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Google is Hit With $1.7 Billion Fine by EU Regulators for Blocking Advertising Rivals — the Tech Giant’s Third Punishment in Two Years

European Union regulators have hit Google with a $1.68 billion (1.49 billion euro/£1.28billion) fine for or blocking rival online search advertisers.

It is the third multi-billion dollar EU antitrust penalty for Google’s parenting company Alphabet in just two years.

The European Commission, which said the fine accounted for 1.29 percent of Google’s turnover in 2018, said in a statement that the anti-competitive practices had lasted a decade.

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Italy: Driver Abducts Schoolchildren, Sets Bus Ablaze

MILAN (AP) — A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 schoolchildren and their chaperones Wednesday and took them on an hour-long drive, then set the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a Carabinieri blockade, officials said.

Officers broke the glass in the back door of the bus and got all the passengers to safety without serious injury before the flames destroyed the vehicle. As he was apprehended, the driver said he was protesting migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, Commander Luca De Marchis said.

De Marchis told Sky24 TV that the driver, an Italian citizen of Senegalese origin in his 40s, threatened the passengers, telling them that “no one would survive” as he commandeered the bus carrying two middle-school classes in Cremona province, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Milan.

An adult called an emergency operator, while one of the students called a parent, and they alerted authorities, who set up roadblocks. The bus was intercepted on the outskirts of Milan by three Carabinieri vehicles, which were able to force it into the guard rail, De Marchis said.

“While two officers kept the driver busy — he took a lighter and threatened to set fire to the vehicle with a gasoline canister on board — the others forced open the back door,” De Marchis said. While the evacuation was underway, the driver started the blaze…

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Italy: Terror for Kids After Hijacker Sets Bus Alight

Man angry at govt migrant policy said ‘no one will survive’

(ANSA) — Milan, March 20 — A 47-year-old bus driver was held by Carabinieri police on Wednesday after allegedly hijacking a bus with schoolchildren aboard and subsequently setting it on fire after tying their hands with plastic electrical ties in an apparent attempt to kill them, sources said.

The children’s terror lasted for almost 40 minutes as the man, angry at government migrant policy, confiscated their phones and said no one would survive.

But one boy, 13-year-old Rahmi, managed to keep hold of his phone and call the police.

The man hijacked the bus with 51 pupils from a middle school in the northern province of Cremona.

The suspect has been named as Ousseynou Sy, a man with a criminal record who is originally from Senegal but has been an Italian citizen since 2004.

He said he wanted to kill himself and “stop the deaths in the Mediterranean,” the sources said.

Sy ordered a teacher to tie the children’s hands with plastic ties but the teacher only attached the ties to four or five of them, and so lightly that they easily freed themselves afterwards, local sources said.

“No one will survive,” Sy said after hijacking the vehicle outside San Donato near Milan, according to Carabinieri Provincial Commander Luca De Marchis.

After being stopped by police, he got off the bus and set it alight, having poured petrol inside.

But the Carabinieri managed to get the children out by smashing windows at the back, the sources said. Before being stopped, the suspect had also tried to ram through a road block. Twelve children and two adults were taken to hospital after suffering smoke inhalation, as was Sy, the sources said.

The bus is a write-off.

A teacher who was with the children said that it was not the first time Sy drove a bus with pupils on board.

“We knew him” the teacher said, adding that the hijacker was angry about the government’s migrant policy.

“He wanted to get to the runway at (Milan’s) Linate (airport)”.

The children’s ordeal lasted nearly 40 minutes, local sources said.

A girl said “he handcuffed us and threatened us. He said that if we moved he would pour our the petrol and light the fire. He kept saying that people in Africa are dying and the fault is Di Maio and Salvini’s. Then the Carabinieri saved us”.

Luigi Di Maio, the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement leader, and Matteo Salvini, leader of the anti-migrant Euroskeptic League, are the two partners in Italy’s populist government which has closed Italy’s ports to migrant rescue NGO ships amid a broader crackdown on migrants.

Another girl said “he took our phones but one schoolmate managed to keep his. We were cuffed with electrician’s ties. He told us nothing would happen but threatened to pour the petrol”.

Rahmi’s friend Adam, 12, said “he was clear-minded, he was smart. The driver took all our phones but he managed to keep one and called the Carabinieri”.

“Later I called the emergency services and we tried to explain where we were”.

Sy will face possible charges of kidnapping, attempted mass murder, causing a fire and resisting arrest, judicial sources said.

“It was a miracle they survived and we have to thank the Carabinieri for that,” said Milan prosecutor Francesco Greco.

He said the prosecutors were weighing terrorism charges against Sy.

“The intention to commit mass murder had started ad the man was about to torch (the children) as he then did the bus,” said Greco, thanking Carabinieri for an operation that was “like something that you see in films about special forces”.

Greco said Sy had admitted his actions had been premeditated.

Sy did not pronounce Islamist phrases, sources said.

Prosecutors said they were trying to establish if Sy, who was employed by the Autoguidovie bus firm, was fit to drive.

Carabinieri questioned Sy’s wife who left the Carabinieri barracks at Castelleone without saying anything to the media.

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Italy: Senate Votes No to Salvini Diciotti Trial

By 237 votes to 61

(ANSA) — Rome, March 20 — The Senate on Wednesday voted no to authorising prosecutors to proceed against Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for allegedly kidnapping 177 migrants on board the Diciotti Coast Guard ship in a standoff with the EU last August.

The upper house voted by 237 votes to 61 with no abstentions against lifting Salvini’s parliamentary immunity to face charges.

Salvini has always said he was acting in the national interest in protecting Italy’s borders in the case.

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Italy: Ex-Priest Gets 8 Yrs for Sexual Violence

Agst women cult members near Arezzo

(ANSA) — Florence, March 20 — A former priest got eight years in jail on appeal Wednesday for sexual violence against the women cult members of a community he founded near Arezzo.

Mario Cioni had got 15 years at the first-instance trial.

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Italy: Victim’s Family Ire Over 12-Yr Term for Murder

In Turin

(ANSA) — Turin, March 20 — A murder victim’s family voiced their anger Wednesday over a 12-year prison term handed down on the guilty man.

Khalid De Greata, a 28-year-old Nigerian, was convicted of murdering 51-year-old Maurizio Gugliotta in a Turin market in October 2017.

“It’s a disgrace, you’re heartless,” shouted Gugliotta’s relatives when the verdict was read out.

“In 12 years I’ll kill him,” said his son.

Prosecutors had asked for a life sentence.

De Greata was found to be semi mentally infirm — hence the short sentence.

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Man With ‘Jihadi Armband’ Storms French Police Station Attacking Officers

A 34-year-old man in Bordeaux was arrested over the weekend after entering a police station and attacking officers while yelling death threats in the name of Allah.

The man, who was not identified by name, entered the police station around lunchtime Sunday wearing an armband inscribed with the word “Jihad” in Arabic script, French television broadcaster BFMTV reports.

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Orban’s Fidesz Party is ‘Suspended’ From EPP Voting Bloc

The center-right European People’s Party (EPP) bloc suspended Hungary’s governing right-wing populist Fidesz party as the conflict between globalists inside the EU and Viktor Orban climaxed in the European parliament.

After weeks of deliberation over Fidesz’ destiny inside of the transnational bloc, the EPP voted to suspend the party instead of kicking them out like many had thought they would do.

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Senegalese Man Sets Italian School Bus on Fire With Children on Board

The driver of a school bus filled with children has been arrested by Italian police for setting fire to the vehicle near Milan. The Senegalese man reportedly called for an end to “deaths in the Mediterranean” during the incident, RT.com writes.

Miraculously all 51 schoolboys managed to escape the fire without injuries, although 12 children and two adults were sent to hospital for smoke inhalation, according to RaiNews24.

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Several Brits Arrested for Comments About New Zealand Attacks

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) currently have three people in custody in relation to offenses relating to comments made about the New Zealand terrorist attack.

Early Sunday morning officers were called to Queensway, Rochdale, to a report of a taxi driver being abused and threatened by members of the public who were referencing the terrorist attacks in New Zealand.

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Sterling Slides as French President Rejects Brexit Delay

Amid yet another week of chaos in the Brexit debacle, cable just legged lower as Bloomberg reports that the French Presidency has warned that there will be “no Brexit extension if it’s simply to gain time.”

This could be just posturing of course but remember all 27 EU members have to agree…

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Student in the Netherlands Starts Petition to Suspend Her Assaulter

At the Erasmus University in The Netherlands a student started a petition to have her assaulter suspended.

The man allegedly assaulted her in 2017 and is taking the same course as his victim, CeCe Dao. The university in Rotterdam says they cannot support her because she doesn’t have a court order that prevents him from being near her.

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Sweden’s First Hijab-Wearing MP Grilled for Proposing Race-Based Nationwide Register

A Swedish lawmaker of Somalian origin has sparked outrage after she put forward the idea of establishing an “equality data” register that would collect information on people’s race, ethnicity and sexual orientation, RT.com writes.

People in Sweden may, in the future, have to register on a special database called “equality data” where they would need to specify their race. That’s at least according to a proposal put forward by Leila Ali Elmi, a lawmaker from the Green Party.

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Swedish Shia Muslims Express Fear Over Returning Islamic State Fighters

Members of the Swedish Shia Muslim community in the city of Örebro say they concerned for their safety if Islamic State militants return home.

The Ahl Al-Bait Cultural Centre in the Oxhagen district of Örebro say they have been forced to hire guards at their building due to the potential threats from Sunni Islamic State extremists who see them as an enemy, broadcaster SVT reports.

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Twelve French Churches Attacked, Vandalized in One Week

A dozen Catholic churches have been desecrated across France over the period of one week in an egregious case of anti-Christian vandalism.

The recent spate of church profanations has puzzled both police and ecclesiastical leaders, who have mostly remained silent as the violations have spread up and down France.

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UK: ‘Appalling and Pathetic’: Farage Blasts Prime Minister May for Brexit Chaos

Nigel Farage has condemned Theresa May for her handling of Brexit, after the prime minister blamed Parliament for Brexit Day being cancelled because MPs refused to make a choice — the choice of accepting her “worst deal in history” Withdrawal Agreement.

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UK: After Promising Brexit on March 29th 108 Times, May Now Requests Delay to June

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed her new promised date for Brexit, asking the European Union, Parliament, and the British people to trust her to deliver by the new June 30th deadline despite her having previously promised a departure in March over 100 times.

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UK: Cops Now Knocking on Doors to Police Free Speech

A man in the UK received a home visit from two police officers over an online comment he made about Brexit and was told to be “mindful” about his language, despite the officers admitting that he hadn’t broken any law.

A video of the visit shows the man challenging the police officers as to why they were at his door.

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UK: Corbyn’s Brother Shares Petition Calling for Queen to Save Brexit by Suspending Parliament

Hard-left Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s older brother, Piers, has circulated an official petition calling on Queen Elizabeth II to ensure Brexit takes place on March 29, as scheduled in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act of 2018 and repeatedly promised by the Prime Minister, by temporarily proroguing, i.e. suspending, the current parliamentary session.

Jeremy and Piers Corbyn are both long-time critics of the European Union, but while the younger Corbyn’s public position on the bloc changed after he was elevated to the leadership of the largely europhile left-wing opposition party, his older brother has remained staunchly opposed to it.

The celebrity meteorologist, who is also a noted sceptic of the theory of man-made climate change, shared a petition signed by almost 100,000 people calling on the Prime Minister to have the British monarch guarantee Brexit takes place, deal or no deal, on March 29th, by proroguing the parliamentary session until that date — preventing the Remainers-dominated Houses of Parliament from acting to block, delay, or otherwise sabotage it.

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UK: DNA Research May Finally Unravel Jack the Ripper Mystery

Forensic analysis by scientists in the UK may have unmasked Jack the Ripper more than a century after the murderer’s brutal killing spree sent shockwaves through Victorian London.

Research by Jari Louhelainen, senior lecturer in molecular biology at Liverpool John Moores University, and David Miller, reader in molecular andrology at the University of Leeds, claims to shed new light on the notorious serial killer. In an abstract of their research published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, Louhelainen and Miller explained they used what is, to their knowledge, the only remaining physical evidence linked to the murders, recovered from one of the Ripper’s famous victims at the scene of her death.

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UK: Geldof’s Gin Palace MkII: Rich Celebs Sponsor Anti-Brexit Marchers

British celebrities are paying for coaches to bus anti-Brexit protesters to London for a march on Saturday demanding a second referendum.

Those paying some £1,000 per coach include actor Sir Patrick Stewart, comedian Steve Coogan, and celebrity cook Delia Smith, reports The New European.

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UK: IDS Warns ‘There Will be Repercussions’ if Tories Fail to Deliver Brexit

Conservative Brexiteer Iain Duncan Smith has warned his colleagues in government against betraying party promises to the electorate to deliver Brexit by March 29th.

Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme, the former Conservative Party leader said, “The government has got to tread very carefully, here, and I’ve got a message for my colleagues in government who seem to think the longer they go on the more they can frustrate the will of the people: there will be repercussions if we do not deliver on the Brexit vote and on our manifesto from 2017.”

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UK: University of Cambridge Rescinds Jordan Peterson Invitation After Backlash

The University of Cambridge is rescinding a visiting fellowship from Canadian professor Jordan Peterson after backlash from some students and faculty.

Peterson was supposed to start a visiting fellowship at the University of Cambridge divinity school in October, but the historic English university threw cold water on that idea Wednesday. Peterson told The Daily Caller that he found out through social media, and ripped the university for “cheap, political posturing.”

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Watch Live: UK Prime Minister May Addresses Nation on Brexit Crisis

The Prime Minister addressed the nation Wednesday evening, telling the British public that the country would not be leaving the European Union next week as promised.

The notification from the Prime Minister’s office of the last-minute address of the nation came after Theresa May wrote to the European Union asking for an extension of Article 50 — the political shorthand name for the negotiating period Britain has been engaged in for the past two years — before being almost immediately rejected.

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Western-Born Muslims ‘More Likely’ To be Drawn to Extremism and Violent Ideas — Study

Muslims born and raised in the West are more likely to support extremist ideas than those who are born elsewhere and who later emigrate to the West, a new study by researchers at a Swedish university has found.

While it is a common assumption that the threat from extremist Islam comes from outside the West — which often leads to calls for lower immigration from places like the Middle East and North Africa — the new study has found that homegrown radicals could be a much bigger problem.

Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden found that support among Western-born Muslims for extremism often comes from a feeling of being disadvantaged and marginalized in comparison to the majority of the population in those countries.

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The Destabilisation of Algeria: New Refugee Influx & a Threat to Europe’s Energy Security

Via Oriental Review

The president of Algeria, 82-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power for almost 20 years, has declared that he will not be running for what would have been his fifth term. The announcement was made against the backdrop of widespread proteststhat have been rocking the country for days. Thus, the latest revolution in the Arab world has succeeded. The question is, what will come next?

Despite being laid to rest countless times, the Arab Spring has continued where it was least expected. Algeria has the same explosive cocktail as Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria, of course: a young, rapidly growing urban population deprived of jobs and opportunities; corruption and poverty amid opulent wealth and luxury; uneasy relationships between ethnic groups (in Algeria’s case, between the Arabs and the Kabyle people, a Berber ethnic group); Islamist activity; and, finally, an unchanging authoritarian leader who rules with the same unchanging palette of ideas as every other dictatorship — “Who else if not me?”, “It will be worse without me”, “You don’t change horses in midstream” and so on. But judging by how calmly the country endured the turbulent events in nearby Tunisia and Libya, with only localised pockets of unrest, many experts were under the impression that the elderly Bouteflika would simply be able to retire by handing the presidency to whomever he wants — namely Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, who has the unspoken title of “successor”. Something has gone wrong, however.

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Inside Erdogan’s Inflammatory Rallies: Turkish President Shows Footage of the Christchurch Mosque Massacre to Incite Hatred After Sparking Diplomatic Row by Saying Anti-Muslim Australians Would be ‘Sent Back in Coffins’

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has ignored widespread criticism by continuing to show footage of the Christchurch mosque massacre at his campaign rallies.

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Islamist Tyrant Erdogan Threatens New Zealanders They’ll Return in “Coffins” If They Visit Turkey

Islamist tyrant Recep Tayyip Erdogan has caused fury by telling New Zealanders they will be sent back in “coffins” like their forefathers in WW1 if they misbehave while visiting Turkey for Anzac day in April.

“If you come in peace, fine, if not, you will be sent back in COFFINS the way your forefathers were dispatched after the Gallipoli Battle of WW1,” said the Turkish president.

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Silk Road Debate Inevitable Says China

Italy set to sign memorandum for project during Xi’s visit

(ANSA) — Beijing, March 20 — Beijing said Wednesday that it is normal that Italy’s potential involvement in its Belt and Road Initiative has sparked debate.

The initiative is a massive infrastructure plan that seeks to create a sort of modern-day Silk Road to better connect China with Europe and Africa.

Premier Giuseppe Conte is set to sign a memorandum of understanding related to the project when Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Italy this week as part of a trip that will also take in Monaco and France.

The move has provoked concern from some quarters, including the United States.

“It is inevitable that some misunderstandings and doubts can arise in the process of developing the new Silk Road,” said Vice Foreign Minister Wang Chao.

“But the deeds will speak louder than words. An agreement between China and Italy would be beneficial for the economic development of both”.

Conte said Wednesday that stopping the memorandum “would not safeguard the interests of the country”.

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Study Finds Some People Can Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field

Researchers with the University of Tokyo and Caltech have found evidence that humans may have the ability to sense magnetic fields. Many animals are known to possess magnetoreception, including birds and bees, but questions have remained over whether humans have the same ability. A newly published study potentially has the answer, detailing brain wave changes observed in isolated participants.

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After Blocking Zero Hedge and Others, NZ Telcos Demand Big-Tech Censorship Surge to “Protect Consumers”

In the wake of last week’s terror attacks at two New Zealand mosques which left 50 dead, several websites which either reported on the incident, hosted footage of the attacks, or have simply allowed people to engage in uncensored discussion such as Dissenter or Zero Hedge, have been partially or completely blocked in both New Zealand and Australia for the sake of “protecting consumers,” according to the CEOs of three New Zealand telcos.

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‘Disgraceful Smear and Appalling Lie’: Scott Morrison Takes on Waleed Aly After the Project Host Claimed the PM Once Encouraged ‘Anti-Muslim’ Feelings as a Political Strategy

Scott Morrison has spoken out about claims he once suggested the coalition exploit concerns about Muslim immigration as a political strategy.

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Gun Store That Sold Mosque Massacre Suspect the Guns He Used, Sells Out of AR-15 Rifles — the Weapon Used During Murder Spree

Gun City, one of New Zealand’s biggest firearm retailers, say they have run out of AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifles in the wake of the horrific terrorist attack in Christchurch last week.

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New Zealand to Broadcast Muslim Call to Prayer Friday as #HeadScarfforHarmony campaign Urges Non-Muslim Women to Wear Hijab

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced New Zealand will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer across the nation on TV and radio Friday. That same day New Zealand women are being encouraged to wear the Islamic head covering on Friday in sympathy with Muslims in the wake of the mass shooting terror attack by white eco-nationalist Brenton Tarrant at two Christchurch mosques last Friday that killed 50 and wounded dozens.

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Slate: NZ Shootings ‘Implicate All White Australians’

Slate has taken up the mantra of collective guilt, insisting in an article this week that “all white Australians” are somehow implicated in the recent Christchurch mosque shootings.

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‘They Will be Feeling That Too’: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Delivers Powerful Message of Hope to Australia in Wake of Terror Attack

Ms Ardern tackled the question of Australia and New Zealand interactions in the wake of the mosque shooting at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

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Top Muslim Sheikh Accuses Politicians of ‘Crocodile Tears’ About the Christchurch Mosque Massacre — and Takes a Thinly-Veiled Swipe at Fraser Anning

Jamil El-Biza, an imam from the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association, was participating in a Sydney fundraising panel with fellow preachers when he slammed Australian politicians.

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Workers in New Zealand Are Sacked for Viewing the Christchurch Gunman’s Video and Sharing it With Colleagues in Their Offices

Chief Censor for New Zealand David Shanks rated the video objectionable.This makes it an offence to share the material and enforcement agencies can act retroactively to prosecute.

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Boko Haram Launches Lethal Attack on Christian Town in Northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram terrorists attacked a Christian-majority town in northeast Nigeria Monday night, leaving an unknown number of casualties and sending residents fleeing for the surrounding mountains.

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Brazil to Go Full NATO? Trump Floats Possibility After Bolsonaro Visit

Latin America’s largest country to enter NATO? President Trump actually broached the unlikely scenario during a press conference after meeting with populist far right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — dubbed by the Media as the ‘Brazilian Donald Trump’ — at the White House on Monday.

During the remarks President Trump said he intends to designate Brazil as a non-NATO ally while also musing in an off-the-cuff manner “even possibly” making it “maybe a NATO ally”.

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New Short-Tailed Whip Scorpion Species Discovered in Amazon

A new species of Surazomus, which belongs to the class Arachnida and the order Schizomida, has been discovered in the eastern Amazon, according to a study published March 20 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Gustavo Ruiz and Roberta Valente of the Universidade Federal do Para in Brazil.

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Watch Live: President Trump Holds Press Conference With ‘Trump of the Tropics’

Having already taken another shot at John McCain and blasted social media bias, President Trump is set to hold a joint Press Conference with Brazilian President Jair Bolsanaro (“Trump of the Tropics”).

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A Single Somali Migrant Costs the Finnish State Almost 1 Million Euros During Their Lifetime

A pioneering survey by the think tank Suomen Perusta linked to the Finns party has estimated lifetime costs associated with Iraqi and Somali migrants, who constitute the largest groups of so-called “humanitarian immigration” to Finland, Sputnik News reports.

Using government-generated statistics, Suomen Perusta calculated that an average Iraqi migrant moving to Finland between the ages of 20 to 24 is expected to cost Finland €690,000 ($783,000).

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European Commission is Working on Making Migration Pact Legally Binding

During the adoption process of the highly controversial Global Compact for Migration (GCM), lawmakers in EU member states and the public at large were continually told the GCM was not legally binding. The text itself mentions its non legally binding character.

The GCM was formally endorsed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 19 December 2018. Merely six weeks later, a note by the European Commission’s legal service dated 1 February 2019 states the exact opposite of what was always told.

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Geert Wilders Slams Dutch Open Borders Policies After Utrecht ‘Terror’ Shooting

Populist Dutch politicians hit out at the government’s pro-migration policies as voters went to the polls on Wednesday following a suspected terror attack by a Turkish migrant.

At Tuesday evening’s final debate before provincial elections, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has heavily criticised over the previous day’s shooting by a Turkish immigrant on a tram in Utrecht, which left three people dead and several more seriously injured.

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Pentagon Finds $12.8 Billion for Trump’s Border Wall

The Defense Department has identified $12.8 billion in possible funding that it could use to fulfill President Trump’s call for a border wall.

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., released the 20-page spreadsheet on Twitter Monday night.

Trump last month declared a national emergency at the border, and said he wants to use $3.6 billion for border wall projects. The Pentagon’s list said it has found possible funding sources that are “in excess of the amount needed.”

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Senegalese Migrant Sets Bus of Children on Fire to ‘Avenge’ Drowned Migrants

A 47-year-old man from Senegal was arrested in Italy after setting a bus of school children on fire, claiming he was seeking revenge for migrants who have died at sea.

A total of 51 children were aboard the bus when the Senegalese migrant, who was previously driving the vehicle, started spraying liquid on the seats of the bus and then set them on fire, Il Giornale reports.

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Sweden, Population 10.2 Million, Offers Asylum to China’s Over 10 Million Uyhgur Muslims

The Swedish government will be opening the doors to China’s persecuted Uyghur Muslims and allow them to claim asylum in the country.

The decision was made this week by the Swedish Migration Board to ease up the regulations for Uyghur Muslims claiming asylum in Sweden saying that they, along with other persecuted Muslims, would be welcome, Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports.

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Trump Wins: Supreme Court Rules Convicted Illegals Can be Detained and Deported

Via SaraCarter.com

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump administration Tuesday, allowing federal officials to detain and deport illegal immigrants after they have served their time in the U.S. for other crimes.

It was a 5-4 decision that reversed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which restricted when the immigrants could be deported. For example, the 9th Circuit ruling stated that Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement would have to detain the illegal immigrants immediately or they would exempt from ever being detained.

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Italy: Govt Confirms World Families Conference Sponsorship

Event criticised over alleged anti-gay, anti-abortion agenda

(ANSA) — Rome, March 20 — Family Minister Lorenzo Fontana said Wednesday that the government still intends to sponsor the controversial World Conference of Families, which is set to take place in Verona March 29-31.

“As a minister of this government, it was (my decision) to grant the event sponsorship,” Fontana, a member of Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s League party, told a question-time session in parliament. “I still intend to confirm that position, as I intend to confirm my decision to participate”.

Critics have said the conference promotes an anti-gay, anti-abortion and anti-feminism agenda. Fellow Deputy Premier and Labour and Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio, the leader of the League’s coalition partner, the 5-Star Movement (M5S), blasted the conference as something from the Middle Ages and said M5S members will not be going.

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Jailed Abortionist Hopes Democrats’ Infanticide Support Will Set Him Free

In an email obtained by The Daily Caller, infamous abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell expresses his concern that more states aren’t passing late-term abortion laws.

Gosnell, the main subject of the film “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” doubts “conservative Pennsylvania” will “liberalize” its stance on up-to-birth abortions anytime soon.

The email was part of a correspondence between Gosnell, who is being held at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, and producers of the film.

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Scholar Makes ‘Moral Case’ For Letting People Decide Their Own Age

Says recognition of ‘trans-ageism’ would prevent ‘severe discrimination’

A recent article published in The Journal of Medical Ethics by a Finnish bioethicist made a moral case for the legal change of a person’s age to correspond with that person’s “experienced age.”

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UK Schools Stop LGBT Program After Muslim Backlash

Four more schools in Birmingham, U.K., have suspended an LGBT indoctrination program following a backlash by mostly Muslim parents.

The move comes shortly after nearby Parkfield Community School was forced to do the same amid mass protests by parents who withheld their children and signed a petition demanding an end to the “No Outsiders” program, which claims to teach primary students about ‘equality’ and tolerance.

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UK: Fireman: London Fire Service Slams Cartoon Pig for Sexist Language

The London Fire Brigade has attacked Peppa Pig, the cartoon famous with little children the world over, for referring to one of the female characters as being dressed as a “fireman.”

Once alerted by a Twitter user that in one episode of the British cartoon the narrator had said “Mummy pig is dressed as a fireman,” the 154-year-old fire service tweeted, “Come on @peppapig, we’ve not been firemen for 30 years.”

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Inconvenient: Polar Bear Numbers May Have Quadrupled

Researcher says attempts to silence her have failed

Polar bear numbers could easily exceed 40,000, up from a low point of 10,000 or fewer in the 1960s.

In The Polar Bear Catastrophe that Never Happened, a book published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Dr Susan Crockford uses the latest data as well as revisiting some of the absurd values used in official estimates, and concludes that polar bears are actually thriving:

My scientific estimates make perfect sense and they tally with what the Inuit and other Arctic residents are seeing on the ground. Almost everywhere polar bears come into contact with people, they are much more common than they used to be. It’s a wonderful conservation success story.”

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22 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/20/2019

  1. re: New York University has hired a new journalism professor

    I would like to think that his students could give him critical reviews when they discover his crooked past, but I am not encouraged by what my daughter has to say about professors.

    Her history teacher declared, after handing out teacher evaluation forms to be completed by the students:

    “You can write anything you want. I have tenure so F___ You !!”

    • Tenure was supposed to protect Free Speech and has simply made Marxists teachers a protected, vile species for life. May as well give rats protected status inside your home.

    • Student evaluation of teachers is a monstrosity, an utterly disgusting expression of the West’s rot.
      No doubt the teacher said “F— U” while smiling — was expecting the brighter students to see the ridiculousness of this institution.
      The “F— U” directed by departments and full-timers toward adjuncts is a bigger cause for concern. Adjunct exist as the continual object of an ongoing “F— U”. And are on average far to the right, politically and culturally, of the full-timers.

      • Well, it saddens me to contrast this issue with a History professor friend of mine who says to his classes:

        “I work for you. You pay enormous sums of money for university so I will give you my best everyday and my door is always open.”

  2. First get some dramamine and then listen to :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gt1IXKz5P4

    You see she is fooling the muslims by pretending to weep and boohoo for muslims killed but actually she is convulsively crying for the little victims of Manchester. This is the true democracy that nurtures morals unimaginable.

    Does she know what self-respect is?

    How do some creatures develop into nettles : nettle seeds fall on the plant itself and stings itself.

    Into the primitive:

    “Old longings nomadic leap,
    Chafing at custom’s chain;
    Again from its brumal sleep
    Wakens the ferine strain.”

    Who is more ferine Britain or NZ?

    Once Einstein wrote a letter to Freud asking him to invent a method to cure the apparently sane critters of Europe.

  3. “Islamist Tyrant Erdogan Threatens New Zealanders They’ll Return in “Coffins” If They Visit Turkey” that’s good, isn’t it? Turkey’s economy is not doing very well already, he might as well drive it further into the s-pile.

  4. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced New Zealand will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer, the “adhan” across the nation on TV and radio Friday.

    God is the greatest (Allahu akbar)
    God is the greatest (Allahu akbar)
    God is the greatest (Allahu akbar)
    God is the greatest (Allahu akbar)
    I testify that there is no God but Allah (Ashhadu anna la ila ill Allah)
    I testify that there is no God but Allah (Ashhadu anna la ila ill Allah)
    I testify that Mohammed is God’s Prophet (Ashhadu anna Muhammadan rasul Allah)
    I testify that Mohammed is God’s Prophet (Ashhadu anna Muhammadan rasul Allah)
    Come to prayer (Hayya alas salah)
    Come to prayer (Hayya alas salah)
    Come to security/salvation (Hayya alal falah)
    Come to security/salvation (Hayya alal falah)
    God is the greatest (Allahu akbar)
    God is the greatest (Allahu akbar)
    There is no God but Allah (La ilah ill Allah)

    https://www.approachguides.com/blog/guide-to-the-islamic-call-to-prayer-adhan/

    The hobbits rejected the call of the ring. 🙂

    Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
    Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
    Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
    One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

    A sad day for NZ, and though I feel for the families that grieve, politically it is another appeasement to multiculturalism and ultimately to islam.

  5. “…New short-tailed whip scorpion species discovered in Amazon –
    mating habits provide new insight into the ‘mating march'” – Yuuuuck, I thought this another piece on the mating habits of Amazon CEO.

  6. A remembrance of all terror victims.

    ……intense, documentary-style thriller based on the four-day ordeal that saw Pakistani militants carry out a series of bombing and shooting attacks, killing at least 174. ……

    ….the decision was made “out of respect for a country in mourning”.

    “Following the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand, Icon Film Distribution have announced the suspension of the film “Hotel Mumbai” from all cinemas in New Zealand”.

    …. suspended on Monday until March 28
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2019/03/terrorism-thriller-hotel-mumbai-pulled-from-all-new-zealand-cinemas.html

    Lest we forget.

  7. Not content with stirring up his own people, Turkey will be hosting a conference of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to “discuss” the shootings.

    Is there an equivalent Christian grouping of nations? This is essentially the International Ummah meeting to work out the best way to use the shooting to push Islam.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/turkey-calls-oic-meeting-islamophobia-nz-attacks-190321072719814.html

    So we’ll see within the next day or so what the outcome is.

    • NZ seems to be going down the tubes.

      Funny, I thought it would be the most “resistant” of the anglo countries, as there is very little internal strife there to exploit.

      • The stage had been set in the undercurrents of academia influence, media splurging, the power that certain groups found about 40 years ago, with protesting riots on the streets, stopping international rugby foot games with South Africa in the name of opposing apartheid, and supporting Nelson Mandela.

        The pressure on France to go to underground nuclear testing, to finally getting underground nuclear testing banned.
        The French did mess up in that they limpet mine bombed a Green Peace boat and tragically a photographer returning to salvage photos, was killed on the 2nd explosion.
        That followed on with becoming declarations of being “nuclear free” and stopping all USA navy visits. Even small local government bodies voted in support and put up official signs

        There is obviously an international linkage, like originally a legal “same sex” registration, but then it had to go to allow marriage.
        It swept the world in just a few years.

        There a number of migrants that have come and moved into politics, that is the ones that we can see easily, but there is quite a few in the bureaucracies, that have the very liberal sense and work a slice at a time.

        Now this tragedy has allowed them to explode out of the blocks with their narratives, revision and agendas.

        We are divided despite the claims to the contrary, with reparations to Maori tribes. Some parts maybe legit, but the flow of money has become a “self fulfilling trough” and more is always needed.

        Then versions of “white privilege” translating to all the wrongs of colonists, that have to be continually repaid.

        Then just being a welfare state, that has become more of a “hand out” than a “hand up” that even the working people that pay taxes, then have their income supplemented to such an extent that they are not net taxpayers.
        With the change of government in 2017 any accountability has been stopped in those departments.

        Anything can be done by giving money, that is other people’s money, that is demanded with menaces, whilst now saying that we should see it as “love tax” and to help the government to have a “kindness” and “well being” budget.

        Sure there is a tragedy, and there is time to mourn.
        But it is a shadow where “opportunity abounds in a tragedy” and many are ignorant of principles, and just what and where the truth is, in looking at a “big picture”.

        I can see that this insidious philosophy of guilt to bring about globalism, UN migrant Pact, a, racism, islamophobia, etc. is at many different levels, affecting many countries.

        We have had a battle to keep “free speech” when some speakers have been de platformed in the past 6 months, and though some loses, have held ground, and if anything seem to be more able to express things.

        This Christchurch shooting has aided their cause, but will they run out of steam? as knowledge, truth, though slow, is always there, even if under a few pillows, like the proverbial pea.

        Many thanks to Baron&Dymphna, that encourage, motivate, and inspire, many to stand firm, do what we can, to keep and maintain free speech. Thank you.

    • That is a bizarre decision by the NZ govt. Setting aside the issue of the value of free speech , Jordan Peterson does not advocate violence against Muslims, and based on his statements he is no entho nationalist nor Alt Rightist.
      I guess they don’t like his sensible criticisms of Political Correctness.

    • Not government control, but as driven by much media, papers, radio and tv, that even the police question people and any connection or concept will go on the “watch list”.

      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12215124
      “During his tour Peterson was photographed with a fan wearing a T-shirt that read: “I’m a proud Islamaphobe”, along with other derogatory comments about Muslims.” ….
      “A decision that Whitcoulls has made in light of some extremely disturbing material being circulated prior, during and after the Christchurch attacks.

      “As a business which takes our responsibilities to our communities very seriously, we believe it would be wrong to support the author at this time.”

      Social media users have been quick to point out the book store continues to sell books such as Hitler’s “Mein Kampf”. ….

      It seems like a “house of bedlam” here and the occupants are in charge.

      Administrators, managers, are all running in fear, and of course some of them just decide, as part of their virtual signal.

  8. Jordan Peterson’s book banned, makes sheep think, very dangerous, read today that local rugby club is thinking about renaming their club since Crusaders how they currently call themselves might be offensive to Muslims in light of recent attack(quick suggestion- how bout Prophets martyrs, that has a nice ring to it) . I guess next step is renaming Christchurch with something more Muslim friendly. How bout Jacindistan? After that not many options left on a table except maybe collective suicide because simple looking at white populus of NZ might evoke bad feelings in Muslim community.

  9. The imam or speakers for the NZ national tv and radio broad cast, spoke in part on the fear and problem of “white supremacists” and also the problem of “islamophobia”.
    That it needs to be stopped, so we can be one.
    No mention in reports that those “words” were spoken, though I did hear them.

    Been looking for a transcript, so I can cherry pick it, as does all the media beat ups. 🙂 and nor do I really want to hear it again.

    In the mean time:-
    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/385334/call-to-prayer-and-two-minute-silence-we-are-broken-hearted-but-we-are-not-broken

    For me it is love, with truth, and a wrapping of wisdom.
    I make no claims of knowing all about the above, as I am no saint. 🙂

    • It is a tragedy, a real mess and mix of views.
      Abridged:-

      …… Islamophobia kills. Muslims have felt its pain for years around the world.

      Islamophobia is real. It is a targeted campaign to dehumanise and irrationally fear Muslims. To fear what we wear. The choice of food we eat. To fear the way we pray and the way we practise our faith.

      We call on governments around the world, including New Zealand’s and its neighbouring countries, to bring an end to hate speech and the politics of fear.

      The martyrdom of 50 people and the injury of 42 did not come overnight, it was the result of the anti-Muslim rhetoric of some political leaders, media agencies and others. Last week’s events are proof and evidence to the entire world that terrorism has no colour, has no race and has no religion. The rise of white supremacy and right wing extremism is a great global threat to mankind and this must end now. ……

      There is a real chase down on anything white, colonist, privileged, wealth, rich poor gap, wage gender gap, though the ones in academia, media, etc. should step aside often being pale, stale , male, and the older female is being chewed at now. 🙂

      Time also allows things to fade, though the court case, will and with more information, knowledge, and some mulling over.
      Will this wave be a game changer, or will we recover and be much more wiser.

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