Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/13/2019

The latest polls on the European parliamentary elections suggest that the Lega, the party of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, will gain 30% of the vote in Italy, making it the largest single party represented in the EP. Meanwhile, the Tories have dropped to fifth place in polling for the British Isles.

In other news, Tanzanian Archbishop Renatus Nkwande said that homosexuality and abortion are forms of Western colonialism.

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USA
» Ammo Stockpiling: 4 Reasons Buying More Ammo is One of the Smartest Things You’ll Ever Do Before Shtf
» Breaking: AG Barr Appoints U.S. Attorney to Investigate Origins of Russia Investigation
» Facebook Censorship Hits More Political Channels, 600k Followers Gone
» Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty in College Admission Scandal, Faces Jail Time
» Google’s Left-Leaning Media Bias Revealed: Academic Study Exposes How Search Engine Massively Over-Promotes Results From Liberal News Websites Over Right
» Guardian Complains About Trump & Orban “Manspreading” During White House Meeting
» Imam Who Gave Congressional Invocation: “Deceitful” Jews, Per Koran, Are Apes and Pigs
» Journalists Are Reporting Their Own Colleagues to HR for ‘Offensive’ Political Opinions
» Kavanaugh Sides With Liberal Justices Against Apple, Deals Blow to Tech Giant in App Store Challenge
» ‘No Future for Dissidents’ On Social Media: Paul Joseph Watson Breaks Down Facebook Ban
» Ocasio-Cortez: Climate Change Will Destroy Earth in 12 Years Claim Was Not ‘Literal’
» Panic as Panic Alarms Meant to Keep Granny and Little Timmy Safe Prove a Privacy Fiasco
» Patagonia Founder Claims Capitalist System That Made Him Wealthy is ‘Destroying the Planet’
» Paul Joseph Watson Predicts His Future
» Rashida Tlaib Slammed by House GOP Over Comments on Holocaust, Palestinians
» Techno-Dictatorship: Apple Bans Natural News for Publishing True Climate Science Stories
 
Europe and the EU
» Austrian Chancellor Blasts EU ‘Madness’: ‘We Don’t Need Regulations for Chicken and Chips’
» Desperation Tactics: Guardian Pushes Tony Blair Article Begging Voters to Stop Farage
» Facebook Shuts Down Pro-Populist Italian Pages Before EU Elections
» France: Game Promoting Macron’s Party Depicts Rival Leftist Leader as Russian Insect
» Hungary: U.S. Reporters Comparing PM Orban to Stalin Ahead of Trump Meeting Are Soros Underlings
» I’m Flying to the UK to Cover Tommy Robinson’s Trial — And His Campaign
» Italian Prime Minister Fears Salvini Plotting to Topple Government
» Lawless Britain: 181,000 Linked to Serious and Organised Crime — ‘Deadliest Threat to UK’
» London Mayor Sadiq Khan Under Police Protection Over Terror Threats
» Losing Their Religion: Italians’ Belief in God Falls by 7% in Less Than 5 Years
» New EU Declaration Mandates Europe ‘Empower’ Children to Help Set Policy Agendas
» Poland’s Walesa Urges Catholic Church Action on Abuse After His Priest Accused
» Salvini’s Lega on Course to Become Largest Single Party in European Parliament
» Sweden Reopens Rape Case Against Julian Assange
» Tories Sink to Fifth Place in EU Election Polls, Farage’s Brexit Party Dominates
» UK Islamic Schools Linked to Radical Teaching Used to Breed Extremists
» UK: Sadiq Khan Under 24 Hour Police Protection Following Social Media Threats
 
South Asia
» Chinese Sex Trade in Pakistan: Abuse of Christian Girls
 
Far East
» The Troubling Reason Why Biden is So Soft on China
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘He Grew Up in Prison and Needs Help’: Depraved Rapist Jailed for His Part in the Horrific Gang Rape of Two School Girls, 16 and 17, Begs to be Spared Jail for Supplying $120k Worth of ICE When He Was Released
» ‘If You Want a Muslim for a Neighbour, Just Vote Labor’: Fraser Anning Slammed for Exploiting Grieving Islamic Family in Racist Facebook Post
» Mariana Trench: Four New Species Found by Diver Victor Vescovo, Along With Plastic
» Militant Vegans Who Crashed Restaurants With Horrific Animal Cruelty Videos Stormed a McDonald’s and Left a Dead Pig on the Counter
» New Zealand: Citizens Receiving Home Visits From ‘Political Police’
» Peak-Hour Madness: Dramatic Moment a Mercedes Owner Swings a Hammer at Ute Driver and His Mate After They Try to Kick His Windows in During a Violent Road Rage Attack
» Too Hot to Trot! Naked Climate Activist Canters Through Melbourne on a Horse to Raise Awareness of Global Warming… But No One Seems That Bothered
 
Latin America
» Homosexuals in the Seminaries. A Startling Survey in Brazil
» Venezuelan General Says ‘It’s Time to Rise Up’ In New Video
» Violence in Brazil is Significantly Reduced
 
Immigration
» A Criminal Phenomenon
» Angel Moms Remember Their Children on Mother’s Day: ‘The Hurt and Pain Will Never Go Away’
» Migrants Stone German Police Probing Woman’s Death at Refugee Center
» Why Muslims Refuse to Assimilate
 
Culture Wars
» “Diversity” Is the Most Practiced Campus Religion
» Chips Ahoy Promotes ‘Drag Moms’ In Deranged Mother’s Day Ad
» Eight Year Old Boy Falsely Imprisoned and Taught Transgenderism
» Expert Psychologist Blocked on Twitter for Expressing Clinical Opinion on Transgenderism
» Girl Who Rejected Getting Pregnant Because She ‘Doesn’t Want to Create Any More White People’ Celebrated
» Israel Folau Claims His Homophobic Instagram Post Was a Direct Message From God
» LGBTQ: Forcing US to Embrace Evil, Destructive Lies
» Manosphere Blog ‘Chateau Heartiste’ Banned by WordPress
» Radiance Foundation: Big Tech is ‘Jim Crow 2.0’ For Christians
» Tanzania Archbishop Says Homosexuality is Example of Western ‘Colonialism’
» The LGBT Political Campaign Behind Pope Francis’ Election
 

Ammo Stockpiling: 4 Reasons Buying More Ammo is One of the Smartest Things You’ll Ever Do Before Shtf

Anyone who thinks they can survive an assault on their country home by firing merely three rounds of 9mm ammunition is not merely delusional; they’re dead.

By the same argument, maybe these preppers think you should only have a 3-round magazine, too. I’m sure Eric Swalwell, Nancy Pelosi, and Joe Biden would agree. Who needs more than three rounds, anyway?

Ammoland also ran a rebuttal article to this, which explains why you can never have too much ammo. The rebuttal article is a good start, but I didn’t see it covering the far more powerful arguments for why stockpiling ammo makes so much sense to any thinking person. (Dare I say “rational” person?)

So I decided to share these very compelling reasons here. What qualifies me to talk about any of this? In addition to being a published food scientist and patent holder, I’m an accomplished tactical shooter with thousands of hours of training and hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition expended on the range and during training scenarios. I’ve trained with former special forces, former Navy SEALs and former law enforcement. I’ve trained in executive protection, clearing structures, “tubular assaults” (in airplanes and buses, for example), long-range target shooting, NV-equipped night shooting and much more. And even though I’m more accurate in my shooting than perhaps 99% of gun owners, I also know that even the best shooters are useless if they run out of ammo.

If you don’t stockpile ammo, you’re a fool.

[Comment: Recommended reading. Should you decide to stockpile this make sure you buy miltary grade METAL ammunition containers. naturalnews.com did a test of ammo containers and only the metal ones passed the test and keep the ammo dry.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: AG Barr Appoints U.S. Attorney to Investigate Origins of Russia Investigation

Attorney General Bill Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation and to determine if the FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016 was legal.

The Associated Press reported that a source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that Barr “appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the inquiry.”

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

Facebook Censorship Hits More Political Channels, 600k Followers Gone

Facebook has been on a banning binge of independent media. Journalists Tim Pool of Subverse and Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change meet in person to discuss Facebook censorship and how anti-establishment voices are being silenced.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty in College Admission Scandal, Faces Jail Time

One of the biggest profile names caught up in the largest college admissions scandal ever, actress Felicity Huffman, has pled guilty today, according to Bloomberg and Reuters. She now faces prison time.

Huffman, who once starred in the television series “Desperate Housewives”, pled guilty in Boston federal court to a conspiracy charge for paying $15,000 to have somebody secretly correct her daughter’s SAT entrance exam answers. She is the latest in a line of defendants who have pled guilty as a result of the scandal.

Huffman’s daughter scored a 1420 on her SAT, 400 points higher than her Preliminary SAT exam a year earlier. Huffman is said to have discussed the scheme on a recorded phone call with the scheme’s mastermind, William “Rick” Singer.

Huffman is married to actor William H. Macy and was nominated for an Oscar for “Best Actress” in 2005.

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

Google’s Left-Leaning Media Bias Revealed: Academic Study Exposes How Search Engine Massively Over-Promotes Results From Liberal News Websites Over Right

Google’s bias towards left-wing media outlets has been laid bare by an algorithm which detected that it favors sites including CNN and The New York Times over others.

According to data compiled by researchers from Northwestern University, the search engine promoted those sites over others repeatedly in November 2017.

Of the 6,302 articles that appeared in Google’s ‘top stories’ page that month after a term was searched, more than 10 percent were by CNN.

The New York Times was the second most favored and accounted for 6.5 percent of articles. The Washington Post was third with 5.6 percent.

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

Guardian Complains About Trump & Orban “Manspreading” During White House Meeting

Left-wing outlet the Guardian complained about President Trump and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban “manspreading” during their White House meeting today.

During the newspaper’s live coverage of the meeting, the Guardian’s Lauren Aratani wrote, “Trump is in the Oval Office, talking to the press alongside Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. They’re both man-spreading on a pair of yellow leather chairs.”

For those of you who have somehow avoided the contrived controversy over “manspreading,” it’s a pejorative term used by social justice activists to describe men sitting down with their legs spread apart

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

Imam Who Gave Congressional Invocation: “Deceitful” Jews, Per Koran, Are Apes and Pigs

by Andrew Bostom

Controversy has erupted over Imam Omar Suleiman having been granted the privilege of giving an invocational prayer to the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The good Imam’s invitation was rather ordinary:

Suleiman’s congresswoman, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, invited him to deliver the prayer through a standard form on the webpage of the Office of the Chaplain of the House, according to a congressional official.”

Despite this anodyne process, New York Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin, in particular, raised concerns that as documented elsewhere, Suleiman “accused Israel of being terrorists, posted in support of [the traditionalist Muslim, pro-jihad] Muslim Brotherhood, called for [a] Palestinian Intifada, and more.”

Suleiman’s Islamic advocacy group and Leftist supporters have counterattacked spraying charges of “Islamophobia”, while the Imam himself tweeted…

           — Hat tip: Andy Bostom [Return to headlines]
 

Journalists Are Reporting Their Own Colleagues to HR for ‘Offensive’ Political Opinions

There is a growing trend of journalists reporting their own colleagues to Human Resources over political opinions that make them feel “unsafe”.

That’s according to a post on the Singal-Minded newsletter, which highlights two anonymous cases of journalists grassing up other journalists for their thought crimes.

In the first case, a staffer at a major publication wrote about a social justice controversy. In the piece, he took a center-right position that would be in line with mainstream thinking but “at odds with the progressive consensus”.

As a result, a number of the staffer’s colleagues filed HR complaints, asserting that the column made them feel “unsafe”.

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

Kavanaugh Sides With Liberal Justices Against Apple, Deals Blow to Tech Giant in App Store Challenge

Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the liberal wing of the Supreme Court on Monday, penning an opinion against Apple that ruled the tech company can be sued over high prices in their App Store.

The case, Apple v. Pepper, was brought by iPhone users who complained that the App Store is the only place where iPhone apps are available and that, as a result, Apple has a monopoly on “the iPhone apps aftermarket.” They claim prices are consequently high stemming from the charges Apple imposes on app developers.

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

‘No Future for Dissidents’ On Social Media: Paul Joseph Watson Breaks Down Facebook Ban

‘We’ll have to go back to mailing lists and websites as our primary, perhaps only platforms for delivering content,’ he says

Popular internet pundit Paul Joseph Watson is mulling legal action after being banned from Facebook for spreading “hate,” telling RT that it’s clear social media platforms are cracking down on dissident political speech.

Facebook kicked Watson off its platform on May 2 — along with conservative commentator Laura Loomer, Infowars founder Alex Jones, and black nationalist leader Louis Farrakhan. The group was accused of spreading “hateful” content, although no warnings or concrete reasons were provided for their seemingly arbitrary bans.

Watson, who runs a YouTube channel that boasts more than 1.5 million subscribers, has become a well-known but polarizing commentator on culture and politics. A long-time Infowars contributor, Watson now has his own outlet, Summit News.

Although he’s been labeled as an “alt-right” conspiracy theorist, Watson insists that he’s been smeared — and de-platformed — simply because he holds contrarian views.

“There is clearly no future for dissident personalities on any major social media network. We will have to go back to mailing lists and websites as our primary, and perhaps only platforms for delivering content,” he said.

[Comment: Make sure the website created has an RSS feed. RSS feeds are an effectrive way of getting information from websites. Conservatives should start using RSS feed readers and subscibe to conservative sites.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ocasio-Cortez: Climate Change Will Destroy Earth in 12 Years Claim Was Not ‘Literal’

“Like the ‘world ending in 12 years’ thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed Sunday that people who believe the suggestion that the world will end in 12 years have the intelligence of a “sea sponge,” even though Ocasio-Cortez made that very claim in January.

Ocasio-Cortez suggested that Republicans too often mischaracterize her dry humor and “fact check” her jokes, claiming that they take them too literally. One of her alleged jokes includes a January claim that the world will end in 12 years if we do not address climate change, comparing it to a modern World War II-style struggle.

[Comment: Buffoon.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Panic as Panic Alarms Meant to Keep Granny and Little Timmy Safe Prove a Privacy Fiasco

Simple hack turns them into super secret spying tool

A GPS tracker used by elderly people and young kids has a security hole that could allow others to track and secretly record their wearers.

The white-label product is manufactured in China and then rebadged and rebranded by a range of companies in the UK, US, Australia and elsewhere including Pebbell 2, OwnFone and SureSafeGo. Over 10,000 people in the UK use the devices…

But researchers at Fidus Information Security discovered, and revealed on Friday, that the system has a dangerous flaw: you can send a text message to the SIM and force it to reset. From there, a remote attacker can cause the device to reveal its location, in real time, as well as secretly turn on the microphone.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Patagonia Founder Claims Capitalist System That Made Him Wealthy is ‘Destroying the Planet’

Billionaire Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, is an environmental activist who hates corporate America and President Donald Trump.

The man who became a billionaire selling sporting equipment and athletic clothing claims that the system that made him rich is “destroying the planet” and that those who deny climate change — including President Donald Trump — are “evil.”

Yvon Chouinard started his business after deciding to make his own equipment for mountain climbing and eventually Patagonia was born.

The high-end company has made him rich, but Chouinard has also always been an environmental activist and now a climate change zealot.

In an interview with the Guardian, Chouinard, who lives in California, expressed his contempt for capitalism and his disdain for climate change “deniers.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Paul Joseph Watson Predicts His Future

A brand new film out on Wednesday predicted the ban hammer of social media censorship that intensified last week.

The documentary — You Can’t Watch This — features many of the personalities that Facebook listed as “dangerous persons” and deplatformed.

Will the fight to be heard online become the new civil rights cause of the early 21st century or will dissident voices be silenced forever?

Show your support by pre-ordering the film at http://censoredmovie.com — it drops on May 15th.

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

Rashida Tlaib Slammed by House GOP Over Comments on Holocaust, Palestinians

House Republican leaders called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to “take action” against Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Sunday after Tlaib said that thinking about the Holocaust gave her “kind of a calming feeling” in part because in its aftermath, the Palestinians helped create “a safe haven for Jews.”

Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to Congress, made the comments while discussing the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians during an appearance on the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery.”

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

Techno-Dictatorship: Apple Bans Natural News for Publishing True Climate Science Stories

As part of the accelerating techno-dictatorship sweeping across the online world, Apple News has banned Natural News for expressing views which Apple claims are “rejected by the scientific community.”

This ban was received shortly after Natural News published a rebuttal to the junk science climate change narrative which falsely claims that carbon dioxide is a poison that will destroy the planet. (Only someone who is scientifically illiterate or completely brainwashed could believe such a falsehood.)

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

Austrian Chancellor Blasts EU ‘Madness’: ‘We Don’t Need Regulations for Chicken and Chips’

AUSTRIA’S tough talking Chancellor has lashed out at Brussels, insisting the EU stop “telling people how to live” and accusing the bloc of ruling through “paternalism”.

Austrian leader Sebastien Kurz criticised the “paternalism” of Brussels in a statement released on Sunday. The Chancellor claimed “nobody needs EU regulations — for example for the preparation of Schnitzel and fries”. In a statement published by APA press agency, the hardline leader suggested how “instead of demanding more and more money, the EU should stop telling people more and more how to live”.

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

Desperation Tactics: Guardian Pushes Tony Blair Article Begging Voters to Stop Farage

The house newspaper of Britain’s left-liberal establishment has published an article by Iraq War architect and former prime minister Tony Blair pleading with voters to stop the rise of Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.

Blair, the unpopular former Labour premier voted as the country’s “Worst Briton” even during his heyday, begged, “If you care about what the Brexiters are doing to our country, then vote on 23 May” in his Guardian article, titled ‘Farage cannot be allowed to dictate Britain’s future. He must be thwarted’.

“All that matters is that on 24 May, Nigel Farage and his allies on the far right of the Conservative party cannot claim they speak for Britain” he pleaded, in seeming desperation, as European Parliament election polls point to Farage’s Brexit Party claiming more votes than Labour and the Tories combined.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Shuts Down Pro-Populist Italian Pages Before EU Elections

Facebook has justified its dramatic move by claiming that the sites shared fake news, so-called “hate speech”, and “divisive content” regarding immigrants, vaccines, and Jewish people

Facebook has shut down 23 major populist Italian pages with 2.5 million followers just two weeks before the European elections.

According to Italian media, the majority of the pages supported the populist parties La Lega (The League) and the 5-Star Movement (M5S) — who currently govern Italy in a temporary coalition.

Facebook has justified its dramatic move by claiming that the sites shared fake news, so-called “hate speech”, and “divisive content” regarding immigrants, vaccines, and Jewish people.

Facebook used information from a report produced by a left-progressive NGO called Avaaz, which deals with “human rights” and environmental campaigns.

“We thank Avaaz for sharing its research so we could investigate,” said a Facebook spokesperson. “We are committed to protecting the integrity of the EU elections and around the world. We have removed a series of false and duplicate accounts that violated our policies on the subject of authenticity, as well as several pages for violation of the policy on changing the name.”

“We have also taken action against some pages that have repeatedly spread misinformation. We will take further measures if we find other violations,” the spokesperson warned.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

France: Game Promoting Macron’s Party Depicts Rival Leftist Leader as Russian Insect

A game by Macron’s La Republique en Marche (LREM) party, showing their top European election candidate battling with Euroskeptics and depicting rival Melenchon as a Russian insect-like villain, has sparked outrage in France, RT.com reports.

The simple 2D game, designed in the spirit of the retro arcades of the 1980s, was unveiled last week by the youth wing of LREM. Its main character is meant to represent Nathalie Loiseau, LREM’s top contender for the upcoming election.

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

Hungary: U.S. Reporters Comparing PM Orban to Stalin Ahead of Trump Meeting Are Soros Underlings

Hungary has ridiculed the mainstream media’s comparison of conservative-populist premier Viktor Orban to Stalin and Pol Pot ahead of a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Prime Minister Orban, a Cold War anti-Communist dissident and the first European leader to openly back President Trump, was re-elected for a third consecutive term with a parliamentary super-majority on a platform promoting Hungary’s national identity and Christian heritage over EU federalism and multiculturalism, and strong borders and support for the family and child-rearing over mass migration and state-sponsored diversity.

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

I’m Flying to the UK to Cover Tommy Robinson’s Trial — And His Campaign

Tommy Robinson is running for public office. He’s running to become one of eight Members of the European Parliament from North West England.

I think he’s got a chance — because of how the votes are counted, he can win with less than 10 per cent of the vote. Election day is May 23 — just ten days from today.

But tomorrow, guess what? Theresa May’s attorney general is taking Tommy to court. He’s being prosecuted for contempt of court, again. For the same incident — last year, when Tommy was reporting outside that court house in Leeds, where a Muslim rape gang was being convicted.

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

Italian Prime Minister Fears Salvini Plotting to Topple Government

When the League and the Five Star Movement finally agreed to form a government last year after months of faltering talks, many doubted that the shotgun marriage of two parties from opposite ends of the political spectrum — with little in common aside from being nominally ‘anti-establishment’ — would long endure.

And to be sure, the fact that their union has even lasted this long is a testament to the frustration that many Italians felt toward the center-left and center-right parties in the aftermath of buffoonish antics of Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s longest serving post-war ruler, and the ineffectual reign of Matteo Renzi.

But Matteo Salvini’s confrontational approach to the Italian migrant crisis — including his controversial decisions to turn away boats loaded with refugees — has caused support for his right-wing, anti-immigrant League party to surge. At the same time, M5s, led by Salvini’s deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio, has grown increasingly antagonistic, most recently supporting the ouster of a key Salvini advisor over allegations of corruption.

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

Lawless Britain: 181,000 Linked to Serious and Organised Crime — ‘Deadliest Threat to UK’

BRITAIN’S ‘FBI’ will today warn 181,000 criminals are linked to the “deadliest threat facing the nation” — over twice the number of soldiers in the British Army.

Lynne Owens, Director General of the National Crime Agency, will demand ministers invest billions as serious and organised crime kills more people than terrorism, natural disasters and war combined. The volume of child sexual abuse and exploitation material online continues to rocket, with criminals increasingly using hidden areas of the internet to view child porn, and immigration gangs are targeting our under-protected borders, charging desperate migrants up to £13,000 to board a flimsy boat across the English Channel. Drug gangs are also exploiting growing demand for substances to groom children into violence and the NCA admitted there is a “steady flow” of unused guns into the country.

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

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Under Police Protection Over Terror Threats

London’s mayor claims there has been a rise in Islamophobia, antisemitism and homophobia, with levels of abuse across the UK growing since the 2016 Brexit referendum.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has told The Times that he has been placed under 24-hour police protection after being subjected to violent abuse on social media.

According to Khan, it ranged from “name calling and trolling” to actual threats of terrorism.

[Comment: Here it comes…Brexit supporters are all waycists and Neo-Nazis and should actually be in jail…]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Losing Their Religion: Italians’ Belief in God Falls by 7% in Less Than 5 Years

The number of Italians who believe in God has declined by a remarkable seven percent in less than five years according to a new study by the Doxa consumer research group.

Italian media have highlighted the fact that despite the enduring popularity of Pope Francis, the number of real believers is in precipitous decline, especially among Catholics.

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

New EU Declaration Mandates Europe ‘Empower’ Children to Help Set Policy Agendas

EU nations must “empower” children to participate in “decision-making and policy development” at national and European level, according to a declaration adopted by the bloc this week.

The Bucharest EU Children’s Declaration and Experts’ Supporting Document was adopted at the first ever ‘Children’s Summit’ in order to “guide European leaders” in putting “structured mechanisms” in place to ensure that young minors’ alleged “right” to influence public policy is respected, Brussels-based media reports.

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

Poland’s Walesa Urges Catholic Church Action on Abuse After His Priest Accused

WARSAW (Reuters) — Polish Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa has urged the Catholic Church to prevent further sexual abuse of children by members of its clergy after a new documentary film showed his priest to be one of the accused.

The film “Just don’t tell anyone”, which shows people confronting priests with accusations that they abused them as children, has attracted nearly 7 million views since it was posted on YouTube on Saturday. It presents allegations that known pedophiles were shifted between parishes.

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

Salvini’s Lega on Course to Become Largest Single Party in European Parliament

As the European elections draw closer, opinion polls in Italy have put populist Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s Lega party above the 30 per cent mark, fueling speculation that his party could become the largest in the European Parliament.

According to Roberto Weber, head of the opinion research institute Ixe, Salvini and Lega will easily dominate the European elections in Italy, as no other parties running are even close to them in recent polling data, he said when speaking to Swedish newspaper Ystads Allehanda.

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

Sweden Reopens Rape Case Against Julian Assange

Swedish prosecutors said they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will seek his extradition from Britain.

The move sets up a legal battle with the United States, where the Australian computer hacker is separately wanted for allegedly hacking into a Pentagon computer. British authorities will have to decide which extradition request takes precedence.

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

Tories Sink to Fifth Place in EU Election Polls, Farage’s Brexit Party Dominates

The Conservative Party under Theresa May has sunk to fifth place in EU Parliament election polls, behind Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, Labour, the Liberal Democrats, and even the Green Party.

The Tory collapse has been stunning, with a party that has billed itself as “the natural party of government”, and claims to be the longest-lived active political party in the world now polling at just 10 per cent, according to a new YouGov survey.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK Islamic Schools Linked to Radical Teaching Used to Breed Extremists

A recent report about radical teachings at Islamic educational establishments across the United Kingdom is putting the discussion on radicalism into a new perspective.

It emerged last week that 48 British madrassas, some of which were earlier found to be spreading radical teachings, have been breeding a new generation of preachers.

According to a secret government report, initially revealed by the Daily Mail, imams emerging from these madrasas are as extreme as radical clerics coming to the UK from abroad.

Moreover, at least four of these schools were previously criticised by the authorities for promulgating the notion that music and dancing comes from the devil and that women do not have the right to refuse to have sex with their husbands.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Sadiq Khan Under 24 Hour Police Protection Following Social Media Threats

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has revealed he has round the clock police protection after over hundreds of threats have been directed at him on social media.

He says the level of abuse he’s receiving has escalated since the 2016 Brexit referendum which he says “normalised things that should not be normalised”.

City Hall reported 17 people to the police over a three month period last year after receiving almost 300 abusive emails and social media messages.

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

Chinese Sex Trade in Pakistan: Abuse of Christian Girls

Once purchased, women and girls are typically locked in a room and raped repeatedly, with the goal of getting them pregnant quickly so they can provide a baby for the family. After giving birth, some are allowed to escape — but forced to leave their children behind.

That women and girls are being abused throughout Asia is sickening enough, and warrants immediate attention by the international community. But that Christian girls in particular are being targeted in Pakistan makes the current prostitution ring a double human-rights abuse that needs urgent looking into.

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

The Troubling Reason Why Biden is So Soft on China

Why is Joe Biden so warm toward China?

Last week, Biden raised eyebrows when he shrugged off concerns over the China threat. “Come on, man,” Biden said. “I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not competition for us.”

Perhaps Biden’s insouciant attitude toward the Chinese government has to do with the fact that his family does not consider them competitors but business partners.

In 2013, then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden flew aboard Air Force Two to China. Less than two weeks later, Hunter Biden’s firm inked a $1?billion private equity deal with a subsidiary of the Chinese government’s Bank of China. The deal was later expanded to $1.5?billion. In short, the Chinese government funded a business that it co-owned along with the son of a sitting vice president.

If it sounds shocking that a vice president would shape US-China policy as his son — who has scant experience in private equity — clinched a coveted billion-dollar deal with an arm of the Chinese government, that’s because it is.

Until the publication of my book, “Secret Empires,” no one knew the deal took place. Indeed, it took me and a team of seasoned investigators nearly two years to unearth and report the facts.

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‘He Grew Up in Prison and Needs Help’: Depraved Rapist Jailed for His Part in the Horrific Gang Rape of Two School Girls, 16 and 17, Begs to be Spared Jail for Supplying $120k Worth of ICE When He Was Released

A lawyer has asked a sentencing judge to show ‘some leniency’ to a notorious Skaf pack rapist who walked out of jail only to deal $120,000 worth of the drug ice.

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‘If You Want a Muslim for a Neighbour, Just Vote Labor’: Fraser Anning Slammed for Exploiting Grieving Islamic Family in Racist Facebook Post

The controversial Queensland senator on Sunday shared a photo of the the el-Dennaoui family, taken in 2010 as they made a public appeal for information on their 19-month-old daughter.

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Mariana Trench: Four New Species Found by Diver Victor Vescovo, Along With Plastic

An American explorer has broken the the record for the deepest ever dive.

Victor Vescovo descended nearly 11km to the deepest place in the ocean — the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench.

Down there he found amazing sea creatures, but also found a plastic bag and sweet wrappers.

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Militant Vegans Who Crashed Restaurants With Horrific Animal Cruelty Videos Stormed a McDonald’s and Left a Dead Pig on the Counter

In September 2018, members of the group, including leader James Warden, were accused of stealing a dead piglet from a piggery in Western Australia and delivering it to the McDonald’s.

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New Zealand: Citizens Receiving Home Visits From ‘Political Police’

New Zealanders are receiving home visits from police to check on their political views, with one individual claiming that authorities asked him if he supported Donald Trump.

The visits are taking place as a response to March’s Christchurch mosque massacre.

In one clip, armed police arrive at a man’s home on Sunday morning to question him in relation to his political beliefs.

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Peak-Hour Madness: Dramatic Moment a Mercedes Owner Swings a Hammer at Ute Driver and His Mate After They Try to Kick His Windows in During a Violent Road Rage Attack

The incident occurred about 5:20pm Wednesday on the M80 freeway just after Dalton Rd, in Melbourne, Victoria.

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Too Hot to Trot! Naked Climate Activist Canters Through Melbourne on a Horse to Raise Awareness of Global Warming… But No One Seems That Bothered

Wearing a black cape and long black boots with flowing blonde hair covering her breasts, Sarah Keecher, 31, passed by city landmarks in Melbourne’s CBD.

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Homosexuals in the Seminaries. A Startling Survey in Brazil

The survey is not brand-new, its results came out in the spring of 2017 in Portuguese in the “Revista Eclesiástica Brasileira.” But “Il Regno — Documenti” has recently published a complete translation of it in Italian, thus making it known to a much wider public. On a question that is as relevant as they come.

The question is that of homosexuality in the seminaries.

For several months, among the Church’s leadership, homosexuality has been taboo. It was even forbidden to talk about it at the summit on sexual abuse held at the Vatican from February 21 to 24. And yet its widespread presence among the clergy and in the seminaries has been a well-known reality for some time, to the point that in 2005 the congregation for Catholic education issued an instruction precisely on how to address it…

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Venezuelan General Says ‘It’s Time to Rise Up’ In New Video

CARACAS, Venezuela — A Venezuelan general called on the country’s armed forces on Sunday to rise up against President Nicolas Maduro, who has relied on the backing of the military to hold on to power despite an economic collapse.

Ramon Rangel, who identified himself as an air force general, said the Venezuelan government is being controlled by the “communist dictatorship” in Cuba — a key Maduro ally.

“We have to find a way to get rid of the fear, to go out into the streets, to protest, and to seek a military union to change this political system,” Rangel said in a video posted on YouTube. “It’s time to rise up.”

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Violence in Brazil is Significantly Reduced

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Violence in Brazil is significantly reduced. The number of killings fell 24 percent to 10,324 in the first quarter, according to violence monitoring published on Monday, which the Globo media group regularly compiles with the University of São Paulo and the Public Safety Forum.

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A Criminal Phenomenon

An Interview With Francesca Totolo

“Never before has a criminal phenomenon enjoyed widespread international support by governments, political parties, religious and civilian organizations, popular opinion, and never before has a sovereign state renounced to exercise control over its borders.”

These opening words by Gianandrea Gaiani are a fitting introduction to Francesca Totolo’s latest book Inferno Spa. Gaiani is no stranger to the business of illegal immigration, being an author of several books on the subject. He was interviewed by Gefira in 2017 when the Italian government was then still a center-left pro-migrants coalition. Totolo has agreed to an exclusive interview for Gefira and we recently met her in Florence, where she was presenting her new book.

Francesca Totolo is a freelance investigative journalist and collaborates with a variety of Italian and international press agencies and websites. Her investigations have been published both in Italy and abroad. We could easily call Totolo a diligent — and outspoken — journalist as her new book, which she wrote with Dante’s Inferno in mind, involves just that: solid, painstaking, diligent research and fact-checking. The result is the equivalent of an encyclopedia of who’s who in the business (Spa is the Italian acronym for joint-stock company, equivalent of the German AG) of the immigrants’ industry, an industry which moves an unending flow of human beings and money…

GE: What — in your opinion — do all those NGOs have in common?

FT: All those international NGOs such as Avaaz, Oxfam, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and many others have certainly one thing in common: their financial source, which is Soros. Their role has been, and continues to be, making the Italian people feel guilty if they don’t accept immigrants: legal or illegal, they must be accepted no matter what. So these NGOs, or modern Charons as I like to call them, have effectively — directly or indirectly — smuggled into Italy something like 700.000 people over the last few years. It must be understood, by all means, that something like this is a planned operation since its very beginning.

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Angel Moms Remember Their Children on Mother’s Day: ‘The Hurt and Pain Will Never Go Away’

Angel Moms who lost their children to illegal alien crime are being honored on Mother’s Day and remembering their loved ones who made them mothers.

On this Mother’s Day, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is honoring the Angel Moms whose children are no longer with them because of illegal immigration. Likewise, Angel Moms are posting their memories with their lost children.

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Migrants Stone German Police Probing Woman’s Death at Refugee Center

Earlier, police had arrived at an asylum-seeker processing centre in southern Germany to investigate the death of a woman there.

Police were attacked and pelted with stones in the southern German city of Regensburg as they attempted to investigate the death of a 31-year-old woman at the migrant centre there, Deutsche Welle reported.

The incident took place at around 9 a.m. local time (0800 UTC), around 100 kilometres northeast of Munich.

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Why Muslims Refuse to Assimilate

It is not that they refuse to assimilate, it is that they can’t. Muslims, irrespective of the country of their origin, (except Iran or Turkey) were raised in such way that they can never assimilate into Western culture. True Muslims unanimously abide by and live under the laws of Sharia and not the Constitution of the United States of America or other man-made laws in other countries.

People who live in the West must understand that to be a loyal and faithful Muslim, one must adhere to and perform many rituals, as specified in the Quran by Allah and the Hadiths/Sunna, every waking moment of his entire life. Disobeying these rituals does not make one a moderate Muslim, but rather it would make him a non-Muslim, facing an uncertain future. It is not their fault that they adhere to their customs and traditions. They were born with it. It is our fault that we bring them here and force them to assimilate. They won’t.

Keep this in mind, it is mandatory for a Muslim to adhere to Islamic laws and not to a man-made law like the US Constitution. A Muslim can never be both a Muslim and an American at the same time. If an American politician does not understand this common theme within Islam and its political nature, it is a disservice to those who elected them into office.

Now that Muslims are here in the United States, they do not shy away to demand an accommodation according to their own Islamic Law which is unconstitutional. We are left with no choice but to allow them to do as they please. Like any good dhimmi would do. That is Sharia law.

What is incredible is the gall and audacity of Muslims to demand Western democracies legalize Sharia in their own societies. Large populations of Muslims, most recent arrivals, in countries such as Canada, Great Britain, Sweden and the USA are now experiencing the insistent demands by Muslims to have Sharia rule their Islamic communities. This is just the beginning and it may seem relatively harmless to the political simpletons in our midst. Yet, once Sharia is recognized to any extent, it will reach out to rule not only on matters that concern Muslims, but also to those that may involve a Muslim and non-Muslim. Under Sharia, a Muslim man married to a non-Muslim woman can divorce the woman at will, automatically have custody of the children, and literally toss the wife out of “his” home with no compensation.

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“Diversity” Is the Most Practiced Campus Religion

Of course, the title is a bit contradictory: at what time can a secular school demand a faith? When the faith it represents is the ultimate ideology when it comes to hypocrisy and cognitive dissonance:…a different sort of religious statement is increasingly common at secular colleges — namely, the statement of diversity.

I honestly can’t recall if I’ve ever been force to swear such an oath. If I did, it was long enough ago that I’ll claim ignorance into the true depths of this philosophy. The article I’m quoting from gives a helpful description of what such an oath entails:

Professors and other faculty members are asked to pledge their commitment to “equity” and “inclusion” and to demonstrate how they have acted to fulfill this pledge in the past. And much as with the religious version, the goal of these policies is to ensure uniformity of belief.

While buzzwords like equity and inclusion sure sound nice, the reality is these words ultimately revert to “more us, less for you, and if you don’t like it, you’re RACIST!” Because uniformity of belief is enforced, anyone who speaks out against it is smashed in the face with the latest “equity initiative.” In this environment, you don’t dare stand out too far from the crowd.

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Chips Ahoy Promotes ‘Drag Moms’ In Deranged Mother’s Day Ad

Cookie company opts to honor mothers by featuring crossdressing grown man

Cookie brand Chips Ahoy! promoted “drag moms” and drag queens in a Mother’s Day advertisement on Sunday.

The bizarre ad features a drag queen named “Vanessa Vanjie Mateo” calling for everybody to thank their mothers and “Get These Cookies.”

“I am so thankful to have a mother like mine who supports me through all my craziness and loves on me buys me Chips Ahoy cookies — chewy, the original — everything under the sun, my mama knows I love my cookies — so get those cookies,” Mateo said.

Despite the fact that roughly 0.3% of the U.S. population identifies as transgender, it’s curious as to why Chips Ahoy! — which mostly markets to children — opted to feature a “drag queen” AKA a grown man in costume to represent mothers on Mother’s Day.

The truth is that the globalist-corporate combine is trying to shove its civilization-collapsing far-left agenda down the nation’s throat, targeting America’s children in particular.

[Comment: I’ll be sure to rush out and buy these…not! What fools are approving these advertisements? Propaganda is more imprtant thatn earning money for their shareholders.]

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Eight Year Old Boy Falsely Imprisoned and Taught Transgenderism

The information from this article about a Nellie Muir School teacher in Woodburn, Oregon has been taken from a reporter named Whitey Woodworth at my Salem, Oregon Statesman Journal. Ironically, Nellie Muir grade school is the same school our children once attended in the sixties when the population was about 11,000. Today the population is 25,000 and ranked 21 in Oregon. It was on our local TV news on 5/8 so some national stations may have picked it up. The title on her article was taken from wording in the lawsuit that the parents have filed: False Imprisonment, negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The student was 8 years old when his teacher, after noting the boy used the staff bathroom, pulled him aside, kept him from recess and showed him videos and books “in an effort to promote (him) becoming transgender.” The then second grader and his parents had made arrangements with the school for him to use the staff restroom because of a digestive-related condition, which was never explained further.

The teacher assumed the boy was not comfortable using the public boys’ restroom because he was transgender. In April 2018, without notifying the parents and without any authorization from the school district, the teacher began developing a lesson plan to help the boy understand what it meant to be transgender.

Falsely Imprisoned

She began keeping the student inside the classroom alone during recess at least three times to show him videos and teach him “it is acceptable to become transgender.” These lessons included episodes of the reality television series, “ I AM JAZZ” about a transgender gal named Jazz Jennings, books, “I Am JAZZ” and “WHO ARE YOU?” the Kids Guide to Gender Identity,” and discussion on the difference between male and female body parts.

The books and show, which were recommended by an unknown non-school employee transgender individual… “exposed the boy to sexual topics and sexual discussion”, according to the lawsuit. During the lessons, the student was not allowed to go outside for recess until he finished the videos or books. The lawsuit accused the teacher of singling out the boy by pulling him from regular student activities without the parents’ permission.

Welcome to Transpocalypse

At the end of the school week, the teacher told the boy to take the books home and share with his family. That’s when the parents found out. (Matt. 10:26) There is nothing covered which shall not be revealed. “The parents were extremely shocked to find out she would expose (their son) to various sexual concepts, such as the difference between male and female body parts,” said the family’s attorney, EDGAR DIAZ in the lawsuit. The parents filed a complaint with the school but said school officials minimized what had occurred telling them “IF THIS HAPPENED IN PORTLAND, IT WOULD NOT BE A BIG DEAL.” Portland is #1 city in Oregon with a population of 628,000. Apparently in other districts across the U.S. we learn that transgender men perform ‘DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR’ in front of public school children.

The lawsuit said the lesson had lasting damage causing the boy to become confused about whether he was going to turn into a girl. He now shies away from playing with “girl” toys or playing “girl related” games. He underwent personality changes, becoming more depressed, aggressive and isolated and now attends counseling. “He has also become afraid of attending the current school, seeing (the teacher) and using the boys’ bathroom,” Diaz said in the complaint. [Link]

His parents also struggle with anxiety, stress and depression following the incident. The parents now fear their son will have gender identity issues because the teacher, not them, taught their son about identity. The lawsuit accuses the teacher of false imprisonment for confining the student during recess time without a valid reason and claims the school breached the “special duty entrusted by the law” to supervise teacher and protect students from controversial topics and emotional harm.

I found it interesting that this nine page article by Anita Hoge about teachers being trained to break your child’s will suddenly “cannot be found.” But her opening said, “Our American children are being conditioned to blindly accept a planned global economy. That means American ideals as patriotism and love of country must be deleted from what is taught to our children…Competition and rugged individualism must be erased from their personalities…” and what better way than to change us into a SEXLESS SOCIETY.

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Expert Psychologist Blocked on Twitter for Expressing Clinical Opinion on Transgenderism

Update below.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, an expert Ph.D. psychologist who helped write the official psychological position on transgender identity was blocked on Twitter for expressing his opinion informed by clinical experience. His well-reasoned position was flagged for “hateful conduct.”

On Saturday, Ray Blanchard — the Ph.D. psychologist and adjunct professor at the University of Toronto who served on the working group for gender dysphoria (the persistent condition of identifying with the gender opposite your biological sex) for the DSM V, the gold standard of definitions helping psychologists diagnose disorders for patients — tweeted out his clinically-informed opinion on transgender identity.

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Girl Who Rejected Getting Pregnant Because She ‘Doesn’t Want to Create Any More White People’ Celebrated

Tweet receives over 136,000 ‘likes’

The story of a girl who vowed to never have babies because “she doesn’t want to create any more white people” went viral on Twitter, with many respondents celebrating the prospect.

This is yet another example of how the last form of acceptable racism is racism against white people, which in schools and colleges across America has become a trendy form of virtue signalling.

[Comment: The brainwashing runs deep.]

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Israel Folau Claims His Homophobic Instagram Post Was a Direct Message From God

A message from God was behind Wallabies star Israel Folau’s recent homophobic posts which has left his rugby union career in turmoil.

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LGBTQ: Forcing US to Embrace Evil, Destructive Lies

Someone asked, “What is behind the LGBTQ agenda?” The goal of LGBTQ enforcers is to forcibly normalize their lifestyle in the minds of the 97% of the population that is not LGBTQ. This is why we are bombarded with the LGBTQ lifestyle inserted into everything. Why are major corporations making the promotion of LGBTQ, which are less than 3% of the population, their top priority?

A Disney theme park TV ad featured two homosexual couples with children without showing a single heterosexual couple. Why is Disney so intent on appeasing this minute 3%?

Converse launched a new line of shoes celebrating the LGBTQ lifestyle. The star of Converse’s depraved marketing campaign is an 11-year-old drag queen. Converse says its campaign shows the power of expressing one’s true self. That is a lie. Converse is encouraging children to live a lie, rather than embrace who they truly are. Converse is engaged in child abuse. Pure and simple. Lord help us.

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Manosphere Blog ‘Chateau Heartiste’ Banned by WordPress

WordPress reportedly banned the popular right-wing manosphere blog Chateau Heartiste on Friday in the latest assault on Free Speech at the hands of Big Tech.

When one visits the site now it says it was suspended for unspecified violations of WordPress’ “terms of service.”

An internet archive of the page shows the blog has been around since 2011 without any issues.

One of the last posts made on the site was titled, “Corporate Conspiracy to Silence and Impoverish Political Dissidents.”

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Radiance Foundation: Big Tech is ‘Jim Crow 2.0’ For Christians

The Radiance Foundation has sent out a disturbing report regarding Big Tech censorship that targets Christians and social conservatives, claiming that Big Tech’s endgame is disruption of the democratic process.

In his latest essay, Radiance Foundation founder Ryan Bomberger points out a pattern of ever bolder censorship by Big Tech platforms like Twitter and Facebook aimed at those who dare to uphold Judeo-Christian values.

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Tanzania Archbishop Says Homosexuality is Example of Western ‘Colonialism’

A Tanzanian archbishop has called upon his countrymen to reject homosexuality and abortion as new forms of Western “colonialism.”

The newly consecrated archbishop of Mwanza, Renatus Nkwande, said that these vices are serious sins against God that demand repentance, in an address not long after he was ordained bishop on May 12.

Archbishop Nkwande said that the practice of homosexuality and abortion are caused by adopting the mistaken cultural practices of others.

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The LGBT Political Campaign Behind Pope Francis’ Election

With theologians and bishops aghast over what some are calling ‘the most terrible schism the world has ever seen,’ it behooves the Catholic hierarchy to take a closer look at the 2013 papal election since it appears to have raised to the Chair of Peter “a man, not canonically elected.”

To recap, on the eve of the 2013 conclave, Cardinal Óscar Rodriguez Maradiaga who was one of the key kingmakers for the papal election was busily on the phone with cardinal electors from the Honduran embassy in Rome. His frenzied phone effort was the tail end of an intense lobbying campaign to secure votes for the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as pope. .

That same day, Maradiaga attended a private meeting of Bergoglio supporters, which included key players in the “St. Gallen Mafia,” and together they garnered pledges for up to twenty-five votes for Bergoglio. Not surprisingly, Bergoglio opened with twenty-six votes on the first day of the conclave, though that number would rise to 77 on the second day indicating that this campaign effort was gaining ground. Three days later the newly elected Pope Francis asked Maradiaga to head his powerful new Council of Cardinals, known as the “Council of Nine.”

Six years later, the pope and his “vice pope” are accused of perpetuating “one of the worst crises in the history of the Catholic Church.” A recent open letter addressed to the bishops of the Church accuses Pope Francis of being “guilty of the crime of heresy” and alleges that “Pope Francis has protected and promoted homosexually active clerics and clerical apologists for homosexual activity” indicating “he believes that homosexual activity is not gravely sinful.”

The letter cites the papal favor enjoyed by Maradiaga, a revolutionary accused of covering up for homosexual bishop Juan José Pineda Fasquelle. Pineda was forced to resign amidst allegations that he sexually abused seminarians and embezzled over $1.3 million to “pay for sexual favors” and “maintain a network” of gay-lovers. Reports have it that Maradiaga has brutally ruined the careers of at least six priests who spoke out against Pineda. Fruits of Vote Canvassing Hence Francis—who has abetted anti-life forces, betrayed the underground Church in China, sacked loyal priests, empowered homosexuals, rewarded abortionists, praised Luther, blessed adultery, denied the miracle of the loaves, and professed manifold heresy—occupies the Papal Chair today because of this LGBT canvassing campaign that made the difference in determining the outcome of the 2013 papal election…

It was through Judas cardinals that are allied with the infamous LGBT network and who were “taking part in the preparation” of the election that the secular powers were enabled to “exercise influence on the election of the pope.”

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17 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/13/2019

  1. “London Mayor Sadiq Khan Under Police Protection Over Terror Threats” this has to be some kind of mistake! After all, Mr. Khan said terrorism is part of life. Surely, he’s embracing those threats!

    “Militant Vegans Who Crashed Restaurants With Horrific Animal Cruelty Videos Stormed a McDonald’s and Left a Dead Pig on the Counter” so they killed an animal to fight against animal cruelty, what a jewel of hypocrisy…

  2. As they head for the Brexit, England’s ‘conservatives’ will have their His-Tories studied as scholars will seek to determine the cause of their demise.

  3. Recently there was a link to your site about the warning on the front page of the book of Immanuel Kant. But what an absurdity is happening in Russia. (Google or Yandex translator to help you!)

    … Across the country, schoolchildren refuse to sell works that are obligatory for reading. Sellers themselves understand the absurdity of the situation, but can do nothing.

    Recently, Saratov resident Elena Kaznacheyeva posted a post in one of the social networks. Her daughter, who is preparing for the final exam, refused to sell the volume of Sergei Yesenin. The seller indicated marking 18+, and the girl was only 16.

    Moreover, the book was sealed in polyethylene so that undeveloped teenage minds would not familiarize themselves with the works of the classic of Russian poetry by the corner of the eye.

    Immediately after that, Elena herself came to the store and called the sellers to answer. “The book was opened, the manager personally rummaged through the table of contents and somewhere between“ Gold grove talked out … ”and“ Letter to the mother ”found the poem“ The Black Man ”. She solemnly pointed a finger at her and stated that the verses describing drunkenness can cause irreparable harm to the psyche of my child, ”the woman said.

    https://mirnov.ru/obshchestvo/obrazovanie/klassiki-literatury-popali-pod-statyu.html

    • I must admit that I am disappointed to hear to Russia is now falling into Western form of Political Correction.
      I know this was common in Soviet era but now the country appears to enforce the same destructive garbage we have in the West.

      Only several years ago many of us said that Russia is one of the last bastions of freedom of thought with freedom from the Politically Correct. Many people were told to consider moving to Russia.

      Now, I don’t know, I only hope that the average Russian citizen retains a sense of rebellion and independence.

      Most of the Russians I know are not afraid to be rude towards foreigners when necessary. It is best to visit Russia with a Russian friend to help direct you. I admire this strong Russian attitude.

      Victory to the Motherland, not to the government or the traitors but the Russian people.

    • I don’t understand what’s the problem? Parents just need to buy the book for their child or easier yet, order it online (though I would suspect this is a possibility only in Russian cities – though then again in rural areas nobody probably cares about political correctness). Personally if my child told me they were refused a book (or anything else they needed for their education), I would go to that store with them, buy it, take it out of the wrap and hand it to the child. No need to start arguing with the clerk, since they probably only have orders from above. If I really felt like it, I would file a complain towards the manager and share the experience with other parents. But frankly, anything outside making a point at the store seems like too much drama for a book sale.

  4. Council of Rabbis of Europe will contribute to the adaptation of migrants
    https://tass.ru/obschestvo/6426264

    The chief rabbi of Moscow, Pinchas Goldschmidt, stated that one of the council’s goals was to help migrants from Africa and countries of the Middle East who arrived in Europe “to become Europeans”

    ANTWERP, May 14th. / Tass /. The Council of Rabbis of Europe intends to promote the integration of migrants from Africa and the Middle East into European society in order to preserve the unity of Europe. This is stated in the published greeting of the Chief Rabbi of Moscow and President of the Council of Rabbis of Europe Pinchas Goldschmidt to the Conference of the Council of Rabbis of Europe, which began on Monday in Antwerp.

    “The Conference of the Council of Rabbis of Europe supports European Jewry, building coalitions and dialogue with stakeholders who want to preserve European religious identity, including Christian and Muslim leaders. One of our goals is to help those who have recently arrived in Europe from Africa and countries The Middle East, to become Europeans, and by working together, we can save Europe from becoming as fragmented as the Middle East, “…

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