Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/24/2019

A parcel bomb packed with nails and screws exploded today in a bakery in the French city of Lyon, wounding at least thirteen people. Authorities played down the severity of the attack, saying that the blast was not very powerful, and all the wounds were from flying glass shards. The motive for the attack remains unknown.

In other news, British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned today, as expected. Her exit may be delayed until late July, however.

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Financial Crisis
» Italy: Household Spending Down 2,530 Euros on 2011 — Report
 
USA
» A Government Environmentalist Experiment in Brainwashing Parents Through Children in North Carolina
» Assange May Spend the Rest of His Life in Jail, He’s Got a ‘Hanging Judge’ — CIA Whistleblower
» Did Pelosi Just Join Brennan in Publicly Ordering an Assassination on President Trump, And Threaten His Family, Admin and Staff With the Same?
» Division III School Kicked Out of Conference for Winning Too Much
» Donald Trump Reacts to Release of Taliban John Walker Lindh: ‘I Don’t Like it at All’
» Harvey Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Cases Appear to be Settling for $44 Million
» House Judiciary Chairman Nadler Falls Ill at Mayor De Blasio Event in Manhattan
» James O’Keefe: Defamation Victory for Project Veritas
» Obama Appointees in the Communist Orbit
» Ohio City Warns Residents as KKK, Antifa, New Black Panthers Converge Over Memorial Day Weekend
» ‘Ratf***er and Spy’ Stefan Halper Sued by Cambridge Academic Smeared as Flynn’s ‘Honeypot’
» San Francisco: An Expensive, S***-Coverd Cesspool Marked by Crime and Depression
» The Government Handbook
» Unrepentant: Letters From Freed ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh Praise Islamic State, Afghan Jihad
 
Canada
» Media Payoffs and Censorship: Inside Trudeau’s New “Digital Charter”
» Warmington: Bail Granted in Alleged Explosives Possession Case
 
Europe and the EU
» Bombshell Report Reveals British Government Stages ‘Muslim’ Responses to Terrorist Attacks
» Boris Johnson Leads UK PM Polls, Says “Prepare for No Deal”
» Delingpole: EU Elections Are the Final Vampire Screech of the Dying Deep State
» Exit Polls: Nigel Farage and Brexit Party Leading in Britain With 37 Percent of Vote!
» France: Package Bomb Explodes in Lyon ‘Attack’
» France: Terror Fears as Nail Bomb Explosion Injures 13 in Lyon
» France Lyon: Police Appeal After Parcel Bomb Attack Hurts 13
» Ireland: African Man Jailed for Sexual Abuse of Intellectually Disabled Girl — Victim’s Mother, Who Was in Relationship With the Accused, Asked That He Not be Jailed
» Irish Times Declares President Trump ‘An Unwanted Guest’ In Ireland
» Lord Monckton: Brexit Party Exploding in Popularity Ahead of UK Elections
» New Brexit Referendum Would be a Mistake Says British Ambassador
» No Deal Brexit ‘Almost Impossible to Stop,’ Says Spanish Government
» Salvini Says He’d ‘Reason’ With Merkel, Macron if Necessary
» Swedish Court Denies Increased Payment to Father of Terror Victim
» Theresa May Quits: UK Set for New PM by End of July
» UK: ‘The Worst Prime Minister Ever’ — Reactions to Theresa May’s Resignation Roll in
» UK: ‘Stop Feeling Sorry for Her’: Theresa May’s Tears Can’t Hide Her Embarrassing Legacy
» UK: American Reporter Pelted With Milkshake While Covering Tommy Robinson Rally
» UK: Brexit Party Now Just One Point Behind Labour in National Poll
» UK: Remainer MPs Could Not Stop ‘No Deal’ Under New Brexiteer PM: Think Tank
» UK: Rees-Mogg Warns of Parliamentary ‘Stitch-Up’ In Appointing New PM
 
Middle East
» Dozens of Desperate Australian Children — Including a Girl, Six, Who Was Shot in the Neck — Plead to be Rescued From Squalid ISIS Refugee Camp
 
South Asia
» India Answers Pakistan’s Missile Test With Daring Raid on “Most Wanted Militant” In Kashmir
» UN Demands UK Surrender Indian Ocean Islands, No EU State Except Hungary Supports Brits
 
Far East
» “Retaliation is Imminent”: Here Are China’s “Nuclear” Trade War Options
» 8Chan Founder Speaks Out After Photos Appear to Show Vice News Reporters Breaking Into His Home
» Huawei’s an Asset All Right — But it’s Not Our Asset
» Microsoft Cuts Ties With Huawei
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia’s First Hijab-Clad Police Officer Celebrates Ramadan by Breaking the Fast With a Traditional Iftar Dinner
» Could We See a Vegan Whopper? Billionaire Hungry Jack’s Boss Invests $1million to Invent a New Meat-Free Burger That Even Bleeds Like the Real Thing
» Former US Vice President Al Gore Will Lead a Three-Day Climate Change Lecture in Queensland — and You’ll be Paying for the Venue
» Home and Away Extra Turned Jihadi Terrorist, 42, Who Opened Fire on Police Complains About His Treatment Behind Bars Being ‘Too Harsh’
» ISIS Kids Set for Australia: Orphaned Children of Slain Terrorist Could be Flown Back From Refugee Camp as Many More Wait for the Green Light
» ISIS Terror Suspect Accused of Helping a Relative Make Propaganda Videos Tried to Join the Australian Police and Made it to the Recruitment Phase
» Tony Abbott’s Election Loss to ‘Climate Change Campaigner’ Sparks Calls for Wind Turbines Along Picturesque Manly Beach
» Two New Lizard Species Discovered in Australia
 
Immigration
» Italy: Migrant Bites Cop’s Finger Off
» Italy: Immigration Should be EU’s Top Priority — Moavero
» Italy: Leftist Pro-Migration Activists Alleged to be Behind UN Attack on Salvini
» Mexican Teen Confesses to Killing Elderly Texas Woman in Her Own Home — Police
» UK: Rail Company Removes Morrissey Posters After One Offended Commuter Complains
» Why is Islam Growing in the US?
 
Culture Wars
» Criticisms of New SAT Adversity Score Continue to Mount
» Crossfit, Inc. Suspends Use of Facebook and Associated Properties
» Drag Queen Story Time Canceled After InfoWars Broadcast Exposed Event
» Pope Francis Laments Aborted Babies, ‘Who Never See the Light of Day’
» Public University Sponsors Social Justice Conference to Address ‘White Accountability, ‘ ‘Microaggressions’
 

Italy: Household Spending Down 2,530 Euros on 2011 — Report

Even food expenditure down says Confesercenti

(ANSA) — Rome, May 23 — Italian households’ average consumer spending was 28,251 euros last year, 2,530 euros less than in 2011, according to a report released on Thursday by business association Confesercenti.

It said that families were even spending less on food, with expenditure down 322 euros with respect to eight years ago.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

A Government Environmentalist Experiment in Brainwashing Parents Through Children in North Carolina

#C02Kult.

That’s the hashtag for it in Germany, where they know a bit about mass hysteria and brainwashing. It shows up every time students are manipulated into another school strike for the “environment”.

The Joan of Arc of C02Kult is Greta Thunberg, the daughter of two Swedish celebrities, and a 15-year-old suffering from Aspergers, who became a popular lefty figure for leading environmental school strikes…

Had Greta been born in another time and place, she might have been just as afraid of witches or subversives. Terrified teens who were encouraged to act on their fears were responsible for everything from the Salem witch trials to the crimes of the Cultural Revolution. The fault lies with the adults who traumatize children and then unleash them on society to win their political battles.

There’s a name for that. Child soldiers.

A recent paper in Nature is titled, “Children can foster climate change concern among their parents” which suggests that the best way to influence adults is by brainwashing their children.

Or, as its abstract states, “Child-to-parent intergenerational learning—that is, the transfer of knowledge, attitudes or behaviours from children to parents—may be a promising pathway to overcoming socio-ideological barriers to climate concern.” The ideological barriers are conservative politics.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Assange May Spend the Rest of His Life in Jail, He’s Got a ‘Hanging Judge’ — CIA Whistleblower

There is little hope for Julian Assange to be given a fair trial in the hands of the US justice system, former CIA analyst and whistleblower John Kiriakou, whose case was handled by the same District Court in Virginia, told RT.

Kiriakou, who blew the whistle on the government-sanctioned torture program in 2007 and was sentenced to 30 months after pleading guilty to leaking the name of an officer involved in waterboarding, told RT that there is high chance Assange might spend the rest of his life in jail.

The US Department of Justice rolled out 17 new charges against Assange under the Espionage Act, a WWI-era document that was aimed at prosecuting spies during war time. Assange became the first journalist or publisher to ever be charged under the century-old law and now faces up to 170 years in prison.

According to Kiriakou, Assange should not count on the court’s impartiality in his case: “They are going to try to make an example of Julian. He’s been charged in the Eastern District of Virginia. His judge was also my judge and ex-Snowden’s judge and [CIA whistleblower] Jeffry Sterling’s judge who reserves every national security case for herself.”

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

Did Pelosi Just Join Brennan in Publicly Ordering an Assassination on President Trump, And Threaten His Family, Admin and Staff With the Same?

In addition to Brennan’s public veiled assassination order, Pelosi live just now at press conference called for an assassination attempt on President Trump’s family, administration or staff.

“I pray for the President of the United States. I wish that his family, his administration, his staff would have an intervention (happen to them). For the good of the country.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Division III School Kicked Out of Conference for Winning Too Much

The University of St. Thomas has been removed from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) because it has won too many games.

Coach Glenn Caruso has led St. Thomas to six MIAC football titles since 2010 and also reached the finals in 2012 and 2015. That is just too much winning, according to conference officials. The school was dumped from the conference on Wednesday for having too many “competitive advantages,” ESPN reported.

The university reported that the conference was so adamant that the school be removed from the competition that it said it would disband the whole league if St. Thomas sought to remain.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Donald Trump Reacts to Release of Taliban John Walker Lindh: ‘I Don’t Like it at All’

President Donald Trump reacted to the news that John Walker Lindh was released from prison on Thursday, after serving only seventeen months in prison.

“I don’t like it all,” Trump said to reporters at the White House in response to the news.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Harvey Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Cases Appear to be Settling for $44 Million

The civil cases against Harvey Weinstein, alleging a range of offenses from creating a hostile work environment to full-fledged harassment and sexual assault, may be nearing resolution. On Thursday, Weinstein Co. co-founder Bob Weinstein’s lawyer notified a Delaware bankruptcy court judge that an agreement had nearly been reached. The $44 million settlement would include $30 million for the accusers, creditors, and former employees of the studio, as well as an additional $14 million in legal fees. The settlement is claimed to be supported by all parties and will be reviewed for approval in a hearing on June 4.

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

House Judiciary Chairman Nadler Falls Ill at Mayor De Blasio Event in Manhattan

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler appeared weak and on the verge of passing out at a presser held by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Friday morning in Manhattan.

The mayor is speaking — and then there’s a sudden commotion. De Blasio and others move to help an extremely pale Nadler as he sits, a ghost-like look on his face, in the chairs at P.S. 199 on the Upper West Side.

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

James O’Keefe: Defamation Victory for Project Veritas

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, James O’Keefe of Project Veritas joined me to celebrate a victory in a case where a woman named Shirley Teter sued these undercover filmmakers for defamation.

Shirley Teter was one of many people caught up in the “bird-dogging” scandal in the lead-up to the election of Donald Trump.

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

Obama Appointees in the Communist Orbit

This week Rush Limbaugh repeated a quote from James Comey in a New York Magazine interview:

“I’d moved from Communist to whatever I am now. I’m not even sure how to characterize myself politically. Maybe at some point, I’ll have to figure it out.”

It’s hard to pin too much on that quote. Perhaps Comey was joking by calling his vote for Jimmy Carter a vote for a Communist, in mockery of his supposedly fellow Republicans.

Joking about support for Communism is not all that funny in the Obama administration. Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan actually did vote for a Communist presidential candidate. Brennan and Comey are two of the central players in the Russia Collusion Hoax.

Obama choose Communists and Marxists for the highest, most powerful positions in our land, including his closest political advisors, and his head of the CIA. These facts are not in dispute. Most are openly admitted by the people in question, as necessary damage control. Our press chooses not to report them.

Professor Paul Kengor has extensively researched the Chicago communists whose progeny include David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, and Barack Hussein Obama. Add the openly Marxist, pro-communist Ayers, and you have many of the key players who put Obama into power.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ohio City Warns Residents as KKK, Antifa, New Black Panthers Converge Over Memorial Day Weekend

Dayton, Ohio is bracing for what could become a violent convergence of groups centered around a Saturday rally by a Ku Klux Klan affiliated group.

Democratic Mayor Nan Whaley released a video Tuesday titled, “Dayton United Against Hate.” In the video she urged people to avoid the downtown part of the city where the rally is slated to take place.

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

‘Ratf***er and Spy’ Stefan Halper Sued by Cambridge Academic Smeared as Flynn’s ‘Honeypot’

A Russian-born British academic is suing FBI informant Stefan Halper for dragging her name through the mud as part of a “conspiracy to undo the 2016 Presidential election and topple the President of the United States of America.”

Svetlana Lokhova filed the lawsuit against Halper and several Mainstream Media (MSM) news organizations, who she has accused of publishing false information provided by Halper. Lokhova’s contact with Flynn at at 2014 dinner organized by former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove was used in several 2017 media reports to suggest that Flynn had been “gotten to” by the Russians, while pundits and social media commentators suggested she was a Kremlin “honeypot.”

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

San Francisco: An Expensive, S***-Coverd Cesspool Marked by Crime and Depression

Thanks to high-crime, squalor, relaxed drug laws and an excruciatingly high cost of living, San Francisco has become one of the nation’s most depressing places to live, according to the City-Journal‘s Erica Sandberg.

And it’s not just the s***-covered streets which require highly-compensated “poop patrollers” to try and keep up with the fecal fiasco, or the thousands of used drug needles littering the ground, or the shocking number of aggressive homeless people terrifying tourists; San Francisco is a bastion of property crime — in fact, it’s the worst city in the nation when it comes to burglary, larceny, shoplifting and vandalism, according to the report.

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

The Government Handbook

When it comes to our republic, the Founding Fathers left us a beautiful instruction manual. It is called the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. It was inspired by the sound irrefutable principles enumerated in the Holy Bible as well some other influences including Blacks Law and Aristotle’s Law of Identity. The Founders did not want the government to be the center of their lives as a dictatorship or overtaxing burden. Not since during the time of Moses and the children of Israel did leaders encourage individuals to be self governed, as opposed to being lorded over by a bully government. Of course, they understood that for such an arrangement to be successful, the people had to be of high moral character.

No liberty oriented government can be sustained if they refuse to properly instruct their offspring about that form of government they hope to sustain it. Our Constitutionally limited form of government has been in danger of sliding into oblivion since 1913. That is when world leaders convened a meeting on Jekyll Island off the coast of Georgia. At that gathering, the decision was made to methodically chip away at the “We the People” aspects of American life and replace it with centralized government, mob rule and over taxation. But most important on their list to wipe from our republic was the Judeo/Christian ethics that were the bedrock and inspiring foundations of this land of liberty.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Unrepentant: Letters From Freed ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh Praise Islamic State, Afghan Jihad

The infamous “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh wrote a few letters to reporters and authors praising Afghan Taliban jihad and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), prompting recipients of the correspondence to label him unrepentant as authorities released the jihadi into U.S. communities on Thursday.

“The Islamic State is clearly very sincere and serious about fulfilling the long-neglected religious obligation to establish a caliphate through armed struggle, which is the only correct method,” Lindh wrote to NBC News’ Los Angeles station KNBC from prison in a letter unveiled Wednesday.

NBC reveals:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Media Payoffs and Censorship: Inside Trudeau’s New “Digital Charter”

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Justin Trudeau’s new “digital charter” was examined in detail.

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

Warmington: Bail Granted in Alleged Explosives Possession Case

RICHMOND HILL — Home in time for the Victoria Day weekend.

Reza Mohammadiasl, 47, and son Mahyar, 18, were released at noon Friday on $50,000 bail and ordered to return to court on June 6.

Neighbours were furious.

“Why did they get bail?” said one. “That’s crazy.”

Another asked “how they can be charged with explosives but allowed to come back here?”

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

Bombshell Report Reveals British Government Stages ‘Muslim’ Responses to Terrorist Attacks

The British government staged the “Muslim” response to the 2017 Islamic London Bridge terrorist attack all the way down to the hashtags pushed on social media so that the public would focus on a “sense of unity with strangers” rather than “reacting with violence or anger,” according to a bombshell new report from the London-based Middle East Eye.

After the 2017 attack at the London Bridge, video went viral showing police guiding a group of Muslims before the media’s TV cameras as they presented slick signs saying “#TurnToLove,” “#LoveWillWin,” “#ISISWillLose,” and so on.

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

Boris Johnson Leads UK PM Polls, Says “Prepare for No Deal”

Now that Theresa May has confirmed that she will step down as prime minister on June 7 during a tearful resignation speech, investors, politics junkies and inveterate gamblers are all eagerly placing bets on who will win the upcoming Tory leadership contest and become the next to occupy No. 10.

Ladbrokes latest odds put Boris Johnson — widely regarded as the front runner — as the heavy favorite at 8/11. His nearest competitor, former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, is at 6/1.

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

Delingpole: EU Elections Are the Final Vampire Screech of the Dying Deep State

Here are the three things which have most shocked and disgusted (though not surprised) me about the European Elections.

They are all manifestations of the same problem: a bullying, corrupt, self-serving, dishonest, arrogant, politically correct, anti-democratic, left-liberal Establishment which is prepared to do almost anything to stop its entrenched powers being handed to the people.

Electoral Commission raids Brexit Party offices on a mission to seek out accounting irregularities

The Electoral Commission is supposed to be a politically neutral organisation whose job is to ensure fair and honest practice during elections. In fact, it is quite outrageously Remain-biased and since the EU Referendum appears to have been abusing its powers to harass and intimidate Brexit backers and activists.

Its decision to raid the Brexit Party headquarters this week in search of accounting irregularities — it found none — prompted Nigel Farage to describe Britain’s political establishment as “rotten to the core.” I think Farage is right. You hardly need to be a conspiracy theorist to worry about Britain’s Deep State: its grubby fingerprints are over everything.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Exit Polls: Nigel Farage and Brexit Party Leading in Britain With 37 Percent of Vote!

On Thursday British voters took to the polls in the European elections.

Nigel Farage and his six-week-old Brexit Party is leading in the exit polls.

According to Conservative Treehouse the exit polls look good for the Brexit Party.

A Survation poll for the Daily Mail shows Mr Farage’s Brexit Party well ahead in the European elections on 31 per cent, trailed by Labour on 23, the Conservatives on 14 and the Lib Dems on 12.

The Express has more favorable results for the Brexit Party.

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

France: Package Bomb Explodes in Lyon ‘Attack’

At least 13 people were injured when an explosive device went off at a bakery in central Lyon, France’s third biggest city. President Emmanuel Macron described it as an “attack.”

Police in the city of Lyon were searching for a man believed to be responsible for a Friday blast which injured several people. The explosion targeted a bakery on the central street Rue Victor Hugo, in what French President Emmanuel Macron called an “attack.”

“It’s not for me to give a toll but it appears there are no casualties,” said Macron. “There have been injuries, so obviously I’m thinking of these injured and their families.”

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

France: Terror Fears as Nail Bomb Explosion Injures 13 in Lyon

A nail bomb device detonated in the central Victor Hugo Area around 5.30pm local time.

A man, thought to be in his 30s and wearing a mask, reportedly dropped it in a suitcase outside a bakery.

Cops are now hunting him and have since launched a terrorism probe, the French prosecutor has confirmed.

Along with nails, the bomb was packed with screws and bolts, LyonMag reports.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

France Lyon: Police Appeal After Parcel Bomb Attack Hurts 13

French police have made an appeal for information in their hunt for a man suspected of planting a parcel bomb in Lyon, which injured 13 people.

The device went off outside a bakery on a busy street in the heart of the country’s third-biggest city.

Those hurt, including a girl aged eight, appear to have suffered superficial injuries.

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

Ireland: African Man Jailed for Sexual Abuse of Intellectually Disabled Girl — Victim’s Mother, Who Was in Relationship With the Accused, Asked That He Not be Jailed

A man who sexually abused the intellectually disabled daughter of his former partner has been jailed for 13 years, the Irish Times reports.

The sentencing judge noted the mother of the child felt under intense social pressure within her community in Ireland and abroad and had expressed a wish that the accused, who is from an African country, not go to prison.

The trial heard evidence that the man was watching television with the child. He pulled her trousers down and raped her and told her repeatedly “I love you”.

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

Irish Times Declares President Trump ‘An Unwanted Guest’ In Ireland

The Irish Times has published an official editorial declaring U.S. President Donald Trump ‘an unwanted guest’ prior to Mr. Trump’s upcoming visit to Ireland on June 5.

Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar “will be obliged to accord a courteous welcome to Trump even if he and his Ministers will hardly relish the prospect of being associated with such an unpopular figure with an election here expected later in the year,” the editors state in “The Irish Times View” Thursday.

Making no effort to conceal its globalist leanings, the Irish Times (IT) criticizes Mr. Trump’s “dislike for the EU and his sympathy for Britain’s Brexiteers, particularly Nigel Farage” as something that will not endear him to the Irish people.

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

Lord Monckton: Brexit Party Exploding in Popularity Ahead of UK Elections

Anti-globalist revolution taking place worldwide

The upcoming elections in the UK have been upended by the rise in popularity of the weeks-old “Brexit Party” founded by Nigel Farage.

Lord Christopher Monckton joins Alex to discuss the sentiment of the British people who have had enough of the tyrannical European Union.

[Comment: Lord Monckton is a very intelligent and sensible speaker.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New Brexit Referendum Would be a Mistake Says British Ambassador

Jill Morris tells an ANSA Forum that UK wants to maintain strong ties with EU

(ANSA) — Rome, May 23 — Britain’s Ambassador to Italy Jill Morris told an ANSA Forum on Thursday that she does not think it would be a good idea to hold another referendum on whether the UK should leave the European Union. “It would be a strategic mistake to ask the people to express themselves again,” Morris said. “Not respecting the people’s democratic decision would be highly damaging for our democracy. “It is the duty of government and parliament to implement this decision”.

Morris told the forum that a no-deal Brexit can be averted.

“It would be the worst outcome for us and for everyone and we must do everything possible to avoid it,” Morris said. “But unless there is an agreement or an alternative, that would be the result. “A no-deal Brexit would happen on October 31. “There is time to avoid it and the government is working on it. “The important thing is to exit (the EU) in the right way.

“Obviously, the situation is highly fluid and we must wait for the results of the European elections”. Morris said Brexit should not end ties between the UK and its European partners. “We want to maintain a deep, special relationship that would enable us to work as an ally close to the Union to continue to defend European values,” she said.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

No Deal Brexit ‘Almost Impossible to Stop,’ Says Spanish Government

The Spanish government has said that a clean, no deal Brexit is “almost impossible” to stop, as reactions come in from across the European Union to the resignation of Theresa May as prime minister.

“The hard Brexit seems an almost impossible reality to stop,” Spanish government spokesman Isabel Celaa said at a press conference on Friday.

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

Salvini Says He’d ‘Reason’ With Merkel, Macron if Necessary

But I want to change their Europe says League leader

(ANSA) — Rome, May 24 — Deputy Premier, Interior Minister and League leader Matteo Salvini said Friday that he was not against holding talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron even though his vision for the future of Europe is very different. “If necessary I will reason with Merkel and with Macron,” Salvini told Rtl radio ahead of the European elections on Sunday, when the League is expected to win more votes than any other Italian party. “I have to defend the right to work and to life of the Italian people… Obviously, the Europe that I want to change is that of Macron and Merkel”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Swedish Court Denies Increased Payment to Father of Terror Victim

The Supreme Court of Sweden has dismissed a case denying the father of Ebba Akerlund, one of the victims of the 2017 Stockholm terror attack, an increased payment from convicted terrorist Rakhmat Akilov.

The court rejected the request from Stefan Akerlund according to a report from Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, with the court saying it did not find the case admissible.

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

Theresa May Quits: UK Set for New PM by End of July

Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister.

In an emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and it was a matter of “deep regret” that she had been unable to do so.

Mrs May said she would continue to serve as PM while a Conservative leadership contest took place.

The party said it hoped a new leader could be in place by the end of July.

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

UK: ‘The Worst Prime Minister Ever’ — Reactions to Theresa May’s Resignation Roll in

Theresa May had clung on after surviving the loss of her parliamentary majority in the 2017 snap election, three historic parliamentary defeats for her proposed withdrawal treaty with the EU, a no confidence vote in which over half of her backbenchers called on her to go, calls to step down by the leadership of the party’s grassroots activists, devastating losses in English local elections, and dire polling for the European Parliament elections.

But, with an attempt to put her withdrawal treaty to the House of Commons for a fourth time, sweetened with an offer to let MPs vote on holding a second referendum, holed below the waterline before it could even be table, she has at last accepted the inevitable in an emotional speech, highlighting such “achievements” as her race disparity audit and gender pay reporting.

Reactions are mixed, with right-leaning Sun newspaper offered a pitying yet damning verdict in its leader article on her premiership, with digital political editor Hugo Gye observing that “she suffered the worst election campaign and the worst Commons revolt in history… she’s likely to be remembered as possibly the worst Prime Minister in decades or even of all time.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: ‘Stop Feeling Sorry for Her’: Theresa May’s Tears Can’t Hide Her Embarrassing Legacy

Despite the British Prime Minister crying as she announced her resignation date, many are pointing out that Theresa May deserves no sympathy whatsoever.

May said in a statement outside Downing Street that she would step down on June 7, clearing the path for a new Conservative Party leader to take the UK out of the European Union, a task she has completely failed to accomplish.

At the end of her speech, the Prime Minister became emotional, her voice cracked and she was on the edge of tears, prompting an outpouring of sympathy from many establishment voices.

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

UK: American Reporter Pelted With Milkshake While Covering Tommy Robinson Rally

An American YouTube reporter was pelted with a McDonald’s milkshake while covering a Tommy Robinson rally in Salford, Manchester on Wednesday.

The reporter, Kurt Zindulka, had traveled from Asia, where he is currently living, to visit friends. When he heard about the Robinson rally happening nearby he decided to go cover it.

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

UK: Brexit Party Now Just One Point Behind Labour in National Poll

With the Brexit Party set to dominate the European elections, another poll shows that Nigel Farage’s outfit is now just one point behind the Labour Party in a national election poll.

Polls for the Euro elections show the Brexit Party capturing around 35 per cent of the vote, more than the two establishment Conservative and Labour parties combined.

However, just 6 weeks after it was launched, TBP is just a single point behind Labour in a hypothetical national election and three points ahead of the ruling Conservative Party.

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

UK: Remainer MPs Could Not Stop ‘No Deal’ Under New Brexiteer PM: Think Tank

“There is no decisive route to blocking no deal” should a Brexiteer take over from Theresa May, who resigned as prime minister on Friday, a think tank has said.

During Mrs May’s statement outside of Number 10 where she announced that she was stepping down as leader on the 7th of June, she said that her successor “will have find consensus in Parliament where I have not” to pass her EU-approved withdrawal treaty,

“Such a consensus can only be reached if those on all sides of the debate are willing to compromise,” Mrs May said.

However, senior Tories have told their colleagues that a new, pro-Brexit party leader and prime minister is not obliged to seek the support of Parliament to take the UK out of the EU without a deal, according to The Times.

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UK: Rees-Mogg Warns of Parliamentary ‘Stitch-Up’ In Appointing New PM

Leading Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has warned of a parliamentary “stitch-up” in the election process of the next leader of the kind that resulted in Theresa May, a Remainer, becoming prime minister of Brexit Britain.

Speaking to Sky News shortly after Mrs May announced her resignation, the chairman of the European Research Group (ERG) said that the some 150,000 Conservative Party members must make the final decision of who is to lead the country.

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Dozens of Desperate Australian Children — Including a Girl, Six, Who Was Shot in the Neck — Plead to be Rescued From Squalid ISIS Refugee Camp

A six-year-old girl, known as Rand, is one of dozens of injured, Australian children being held at Al-Hawl, in northern Syria and pleading for the Australian government to allow them to return to their country.

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India Answers Pakistan’s Missile Test With Daring Raid on “Most Wanted Militant” In Kashmir

After a couple months of uneasy calm following the late February crisis over Kashmir involving two downed Indian jets which allegedly entered Pakistani-administered territory to raid a “terror compound” it appears the long disputed border region is heating up again. And this a day after Pakistan on Thursday decided to use the moment of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s landslide victory to a second 5-year term in the world’s largest general election to test fire a ballistic missile with a reported 1,500 kilometer range.

It appears India has hit back in its own symbolic way, signalling it will stick by its pledge to root out jihadist militants in Kashmir, which New Delhi has long charged Pakistan with harboring and supporting. Early Friday India announced its forces raided the home of a top al-Qaeda commander in southern Kashmir the night before, sparking widespread anti-India protests in the Muslim-majority region.

Twenty-five year old terrorist Zakir Rashid Bhat (also known as Zakir Musa), described as India’s “most wanted militant,” was reportedly trapped when Indian commandos set fire to his three-story house, leading police shooting and killing him during a counterinsurgency operation in the southern Tral area. “As we were clearing debris from the house, he tried to get up. Our troops fired at him and he was killed,” one police official told Reuters.

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UN Demands UK Surrender Indian Ocean Islands, No EU State Except Hungary Supports Brits

The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution demanding the United Kingdom surrender the islands of the British Indian Ocean Territory in six months — receiving no support from any EU member-state except Viktor Orban’s Hungary.

Supporters of Britain’s membership of the European Union, such as deputy prime minister turned Facebook executive Nick Clegg, often argue that the cost in sovereignty is made up by the gain in “clout” on the world stage, with back-up from the bloc’s other 27 member-states allowing the British government to wield more international influence.

However, when the UN General Assembly, which includes representatives from Communist Party regimes, oppressive theocracies, and other near-dictatorships, tabled a motion condemning the United Kingdom’s continued possession of the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean, this “clout” was nowhere to be seen, with Viktor Orban’s conservative-populist government the only one in the EU — with which it is frequently at odds — to take the British side, according to the BBC.

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“Retaliation is Imminent”: Here Are China’s “Nuclear” Trade War Options

While Beijing has yet to announce specific countermeasures beyond raising tariffs on $60BN of US imports, the increasingly angry rhetoric hints hinted that some non-tariff retaliation could be imposed, which according to Barclays includes the following:

Export restrictions: Limiting exports to the US of some critical resources such as rare earths. President Xi’s visit to one of China’s major rare earth mining and processing facilities adds to the possibility of banning rare earth exports, as China did to Japan in 2010.

Restrictions on sales of US goods and services: Restricting sales of certain US products and services in China, based on national security concerns or for regulatory or legal violations etc. The restrictions could apply to US smartphones, servers, autos, pharmaceuticals, or distribution of Hollywood movies and series, as long as the action would not incur significant domestic economic and employment costs. For example, the recent legal case filed by Chinese airlines with Boeing could be viewed as a move in this direction.

Financial tools such as devaluing CNY and selling off US treasuries. We think in the event of further escalation of the tariff war, China would allow measured weakness in CNY, although we think the Chinese authorities would be unlikely to tolerate a very sharp and sudden depreciation. It is interesting to note that while Reuters reported that “China’s central bank will not let yuan decline past 7 to the dollar” on 17 May, the time horizon initially reported was “in the immediate term,” which was revised in a later version to “in the near term.”

Other non-tariff restrictions targeting US companies trading with or operating in China. The Xinhua commentary (“Triumph will be in China’s hands,” Xinhua, 21 May) said “China has demonstrated full readiness to fight back,” highlighting “there are many possible options given the inter-dependency of the two economies” and that “China is not bluffing.”

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8Chan Founder Speaks Out After Photos Appear to Show Vice News Reporters Breaking Into His Home

Jim Watkins, the owner of the controversial free speech site 8chan, has released a video on YouTube accusing liberal journalists from VICE News of illegally entering his home in the Philippines.

He talked of Nazi Germany and the U.S. treatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II in the video as examples similar to the crime committed by these so-called journalists, who he called the equivalent of brownshirts, at his domicile.

“The atrocities of the past could very well happen again if we, as decent law-abiding folks, allow this sort of action to be tolerated,” he said.

Watkins claims that VICE News reporter Elle Reeve and her producer Lani Levine broke into his home with an unnamed cameraman, and then barged into his bedroom hoping to get a scoop exposing the man who is being blamed for facilitating terrorism after two spree shooters recently posted their manifestos on his platform.

They were caught by a camera apparently committing the breaking and entering in this picture:…

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Huawei’s an Asset All Right — But it’s Not Our Asset

Let me stipulate that I am a longtime admirer of George Gilder and his passion for free markets. My respect for Gilder goes way back to 1981, when he published his best-selling book on the benefits of capitalism, Wealth and Poverty. For decades, he has been an ardent and eloquent advocate of capitalism, an oracle of the innovation and prosperity that free markets can engender, and I owe him no small personal debt for his advice half a lifetime ago that the way to make a living as a writer is to just start writing. Gilder’s voice is needed now, more than ever, to counter the siren call of socialism.

And some of what Gilder says about Huawei makes sense. He’s correct, that the U.S. should not underestimate the talents of Huawei’s “founder-philosopher,” Ren Zhengfei. In his WSJ op-ed, Gilder highlights Ren’s amazing feat over three decades in which “he turned the equivalent of $3,000 into China’s telecom-equipment champion and a multinational colossus”—operating in 170 countries, with 180,000 employees and $105 billion in annual revenue. Gilder praises Ren as “a vocal admirer of American openness” and “supply-side admirer of President Trump’s tax cuts.” He lauds Huawei as a big customer of American technology companies and notes that its finance division “is staffed by hundreds of graduates of Harvard, Cambridge, Wharton and Yale.”

Huawei is not a victory for the American-led system. Huawei is a product of 21st-century China’s system

But beware Gilder’s conclusion, that “The U.S. should embrace Huawei as a triumph of the American-led system rather than push it into the arms of Chinese hard-liners who revel in autarkic dreams.”

Nope, sorry—Huawei is not a victory for the American-led system. Huawei is a product of 21st-century China’s system, making expert use of the openness and innovations of America, but subordinated—like everything and everyone else in China—to the priorities, demands and aspirations of China’s ruling Communist Party. And China’s rulers do not confine themselves these days to reveling in provincial dreams of autarky. They aspire to global dominance. Beijing is already translating this dream into enormous cyber warfare capabilities, a rapidly expanding blue water Navy, military bases atop artificial islands straddling vital shipping lanes in the South China Sea, and debt-trap financing for countries such as Sri Lanka, thus acquiring footholds for potential military bases under the label of fostering trade through China’s “Belt and Road Initiative.”

Put another way, Huawei embodies the twinned triumph and tragedy of today’s China, where even the most dazzling enterprise remains yoked to a ruthless and expansionist despotism. Vice President Mike Pence explained this brand of warped development in a speech last October at Washington’s Hudson Institute:

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Microsoft Cuts Ties With Huawei

Microsoft will reportedly become the latest tech giant to ‘suspend’ its relationship with Huawei, according to the South China Morning Post.

One week after Washington first imposed strict limits on Huawei and its affiliates that will make it almost impossible for American firms buy Huawei products or sell American-made components to the company, a handful of chipmakers, telecoms companies and tech firms (Alphabet) have reportedly scaled back or severed their relationship with Huawei.

Though Microsoft said yesterday that it hadn’t made a decision, the SCMP reported Friday morning that Microsoft had decided to stop accepting new orders from Huawei for operating systems and other content-related services: Windows operating systems for laptops and other content-related services. The US software giant has already removed Huawei laptops from its online stores.

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Australia’s First Hijab-Clad Police Officer Celebrates Ramadan by Breaking the Fast With a Traditional Iftar Dinner

Sergeant Maha Sukkar joined the annual dinner, hosted by Victoria Police Muslim Association (VPMA) at the UMMA Centre on Thursday in Doncaster.

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Could We See a Vegan Whopper? Billionaire Hungry Jack’s Boss Invests $1million to Invent a New Meat-Free Burger That Even Bleeds Like the Real Thing

The billionaire has invested $1million in creating a plant-based burger, where the meat will be replaced by Australian-grown legumes such as peas or soybeans.

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Former US Vice President Al Gore Will Lead a Three-Day Climate Change Lecture in Queensland — and You’ll be Paying for the Venue

Former US vice president Al Gore will speak at the Minister’s Climate Change event in Brisbane from June 5-7.

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Home and Away Extra Turned Jihadi Terrorist, 42, Who Opened Fire on Police Complains About His Treatment Behind Bars Being ‘Too Harsh’

Bradley Umar Sariff Baladjam, 42, is currently serving a minimum 14-year jail term in Goulburn Supermax for offences relating to preparing for a terrorist act in 2005.

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ISIS Kids Set for Australia: Orphaned Children of Slain Terrorist Could be Flown Back From Refugee Camp as Many More Wait for the Green Light

The three children, aged between six and 12, were taken from Australia to Syria when their parents Yasin Rizvic and Fauzia Khamal Bacha joined the terrorist group in 2014.

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ISIS Terror Suspect Accused of Helping a Relative Make Propaganda Videos Tried to Join the Australian Police and Made it to the Recruitment Phase

Alaa Adam Atwani, 27, was arrested at a sharehouse in Algester, in Brisbane’s south on Tuesday.

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Tony Abbott’s Election Loss to ‘Climate Change Campaigner’ Sparks Calls for Wind Turbines Along Picturesque Manly Beach

The petition on change.org was launched three days ago and pleads with the newly-elected independent Zali Steggall to keep promise for climate change action by putting up wind turbines on Sydney beach.

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Two New Lizard Species Discovered in Australia

SYDNEY, May 22 (Xinhua) — Researchers in Australia have discovered two new lizard species on Wednesday, however one of them might already be extinct.

Set up by a National Recovery Team from the Department of Environment, the year-long project wanted to find out if the Grassland Earless Dragon from south-eastern Australia was one single species.

“Over the last year, I’ve been working with them and researchers at the University of Canberra, and we’ve been looking at the genetics and the morphology of the lizards,” author of the study Dr Jane Melville from Museum Victoria told Xinhua on Wednesday.

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Italy: Migrant Bites Cop’s Finger Off

Salvini says may deport Nigerian, 23

(ANSA) — Turin, May 21 — A 23-year-old Nigerian undocumented Migrant bit a policeman’s finger off to stop him identifying him in Turin on Tuesday.

The man, already known to police, bit off the tip of the cop’s ring finger.

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said he was following the case and the migrant could be deported.

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Italy: Immigration Should be EU’s Top Priority — Moavero

European elections could create a sort of constituent assembly says foreign minister

(ANSA) — Rome, May 23 — Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi told a ANSA Forum on Thursday that this week’s European elections could create a sort of constituent assembly for a new EU in which immigration should be the top priority.

“I think it is absolutely necessary to take part in this vote because a new constituent period for the Europe of the future could depend on it,” he said. “In my opinion, Europe must address five priorities after the election.

“Inevitably the first must regard immigration, because the flows of migrants are historic and I say that as an Italian, a European and a citizen of the world. “This must be addressed with solidarity and shared responsibility by the EU, for the EU, with the EU. “This means investing more in the countries of origin.

“But naturally it is necessary to allocate funds, which at the moment are totally insufficient”.

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Italy: Leftist Pro-Migration Activists Alleged to be Behind UN Attack on Salvini

Italian media has alleged that pro-migrant activists and leftist politicians are behind an attack by the United Nations on the immigration of policy of populist Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

The 12-page letter, which is addressed to the Italian ambassador to the United Nations, slams the anti-mass migration policies enacted by Salvini regarding migrant transport NGO vessels, stating that directives from the Interior Ministry “criminalise” humanitarian search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean.

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Mexican Teen Confesses to Killing Elderly Texas Woman in Her Own Home — Police

Grandmother called gentle, Christian woman who was pillar of community

A 19-year-old Mexican citizen has been charged with capital murder in the death of an elderly Houston woman, police say.

Marco Cobos reportedly confessed to stabbing Etta Nugent, 75, in her own home after soliciting her for mechanical assistance for a stolen truck in which he had been sleeping in nearby.

“Cobos told police he was having issues with his vehicle and asked the woman to help him,” ABC 13 reports. “Police said that Cobos then forced his way into Nugent’s home sometime Sunday night and stabbed her several times when she told him she couldn’t help.”

Police believe Cobos spent hours in Mrs. Nugent’s home, using her credit card to pay his cell phone bill and driving her Honda Accord to nearby stores to purchase a new car battery and food, which he consumed back at her house.

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UK: Rail Company Removes Morrissey Posters After One Offended Commuter Complains

A rail company in Liverpool, UK said it would remove posters advertising Morrissey’s new album after ONE offended idiot complained.

Unlike 99% of musicians, who are terrified of offending left-wing outrage mobs for fear of losing their careers, Morrissey has become increasingly outspoken about mass immigration in recent years.

He also threw his support behind the For Britain party because it is the only one in the UK to oppose the brutal Islamic practice of halal slaughter, where animals are tortured and slowly bled to death.

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Why is Islam Growing in the US?

The Muslim population is growing, and in the next two decades Muslims could become the second-largest religious group in the United States, according to a Pew Research study.

Well, there are a variety of reasons. For the most part, many Americans do not understand why after the 9/11 attacks, when close to 3,000 Americans died, the percentage of Muslims and their house of prayer, better known as mosques, rapidly increased. There is no question that our own government is the culprit. Ninety-nine percent Muslim, 43,000 Somali refugees were settled in the US under Obama.

Bush told Muslims they belong in America. “America counts millions of Muslims amongst our citizens, and Muslims make an incredibly valuable contribution to our country. Muslims are doctors, lawyers, law professors, members of the military, entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, moms and dads. And they need to be treated with respect. In our anger and emotion, our fellow Americans must treat each other with respect.”

The American people are confused and frustrated. They don’t understand why more Muslims migrate to the United States and why Muslims refuse to assimilate. Why they are creating their own enclaves as they have done in Europe? Here, as in Europe, they have captured town after town, while our own elected officials look the other way in the name of political correctness and the fear of the racist label personally attached to them.

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Criticisms of New SAT Adversity Score Continue to Mount

The recent decision by the Scholastic Aptitude Test to add a so-called adversity score to test takers’ results for college admissions’ officials to weigh has been almost universally panned.

Few think it’s a good idea to give students an “overall disadvantage level” ranking.

First, conservative scholar Heather MacDonald laid out several big problems with the new index, noting it’s basically affirmative action and reinforces the soft bigotry of low expectations.

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Crossfit, Inc. Suspends Use of Facebook and Associated Properties

CrossFit is a contrarian physiological and nutrition prescription for improving fitness and health. It is contrarian because prevailing views of fitness, health, and nutrition are wrong and have unleashed a tsunami of chronic disease upon our friends, family, and communities. The voluntary CrossFit community of 15,000 affiliates and millions of individual adherents stands steadfastly and often alone against an unholy alliance of academia, government, and multinational food, beverage, and pharmaceutical companies.

CrossFit, Inc. defends relentlessly the right of its affiliates, trainers, and athletes to practice CrossFit, build voluntary CrossFit associations and businesses, and speak openly and freely about the ideas and principles that animate our views of exercise, nutrition, and health. This website—and, until recently, CrossFit’s Facebook and Instagram accounts—has long catalogued CrossFit’s tireless defense of its community against overreaching governments, malicious competitors, and corrupt academic organizations.

Recently, Facebook deleted without warning or explanation the Banting7DayMealPlan user group. The group has 1.65 million users who post testimonials and other information regarding the efficacy of a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. While the site has subsequently been reinstated (also without warning or explanation), Facebook’s action should give any serious person reason to pause, especially those of us engaged in activities contrary to prevailing opinion.

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Drag Queen Story Time Canceled After InfoWars Broadcast Exposed Event

Texas event where drag queens read to and dance for children canceled

Owen Shroyer hosts this live, Thursday transmission to bring you the latest updates on today’s top news.

Owen will also be joined by Katie Hopkins, who will detail the current election in Britain that looks to disrupt the globalist agenda with the 6-week-old BREXIT party dominating UK politics.

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Pope Francis Laments Aborted Babies, ‘Who Never See the Light of Day’

Pope Francis pushed for a “culture of life” Friday, noting that among the most fragile people on earth are the many rejected children “who never see the light of day.”

In an address in the Vatican to the Hospital of the Innocents Institute of Florence, the pope told his audience we must promote a “culture of the child” and learn to be like little children because Jesus said, ‘If you do not become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven.’“

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Public University Sponsors Social Justice Conference to Address ‘White Accountability, ‘ ‘Microaggressions’

The University of Rhode Island sponsored a “Social Justice in Higher Education” conference, with speakers discussing topics such as “White Accountability,” “Addressing Microaggressions,” and more.

The conference was put on Wednesday by the New England College Personnel Association, with the University of Rhode Island being a co-sponsor. The focus of this year’s conference is specifically promoting “social justice education” and giving schools tips on how to educate students better on “anti-oppressive, liberatory, and critical frameworks,” according to the description.

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9 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/24/2019

  1. Our Marxist universities will ALWAYS cheat for feel-good Affirmative Action and “adversity” scams. “Scholarships” for students who read at a comic book level are HUGE, too. They won’t even follow court orders…and the courts do nuthin’.

  2. Known wolves with unknown motives? Riiiight.

    It’s not stupidity, the EU security forces just favor the barbarians.

  3. At least we know for certain now, and that it’s no longer a May be, in the very merry month of May. so…come what May we move one.
    Who do you suppose will be the next Brussels sycophant? Do they already have a Brussels sprout from their garden of vegetables to replace her?

  4. Ayers wasn’t just pro-communist, he described himself as a communist with a small “c.” “Some guy in the neighborhood,” as Obongo described him was actually the man in whose living room The Man of Mystery began his political career. The living room also of Ayers’s wife, a convicted terrorist. And who can forget the magazine cover with Ayers in an alley standing on the American flag. I can’t.

    • Ayer’s wife was responsible for the bomb that went off in the restroom of the Golden Gate Park Police Station. I know, I lived through the aftermath when the SF police department mounted a military offensive in the neighborhoods surrounding the park.
      I realized that the ‘dream’ was not more of a nightmare but it was a long crawl out of the pit.

  5. .
    Muslim Professor says : Rape is allowed only to non-believers

    https://youtu.be/bFDxDXosHhI

    Professor Saud Saleh – from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt – reportedly said rape is allowed between times of “legitimate war” between Muslims and their enemies. In a television interview Saleh appears to try to discourage the purchase of slaves from Asian countries for sex, claiming Allah has given Muslim men a “legitimate” way to have sexual relations with slave women.

    The controversial professor allegedly said slavery existed before Islam and anyone could trade “freeborn men and women” but that Islam put slavery “into order” by regulating when it was allowed. It is believed she claimed the only “legitimately owned slaves come from among prisoners from a war”. Saleh allegedly said: “The female prisoners of wars are ‘those whom you own’. “In order to humiliate them, they become the property of the army commander, or of a Muslim, and he can have sex with them just like he has sex with his wives.”

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    Muslim professor: allowed to rape non-Muslims to humiliate them

    An acclaimed statement comes from Said Saleh, professor at the prestigious Egyptian University of Al-Azhar, in Cairo. Saleh, who is herself a woman, seems to have little sympathy for the victims of rape, and instead claims that rape is allowed during the war between Muslims and their enemies.

    The statement was made during an episode on slavery and trafficking, televised by the Middle East Media Research Institute. According to the professor, slavery has existed at all times, but thanks to Islam, there is today a more correct regulatory framework.

    Saleh claims, among other things, that prisoners of war are legitimate slaves. From this she derives that female prisoners of war are legitimate sex slaves. The professor also specifies that the purpose is to humiliate the victims.

    “To humiliate them, they become army bosses, or a Muslim, property and he can have sex with them, just as he can have sex with his wives,” said Said Saleh.

    On the other hand, she turns to Muslim men who, often with their wives’ approval, buy East Asian women as sex slaves, since only non-Muslim prisoners of war are allowed to enslave. Trafficking, she says, goes against Allah’s laws.

    Just prostitution does not take Professor Said Saleh up in the interview, but instead focuses on clarifying under what conditions rape of non-Muslim women is allowed.

    • Wow, what a bunch of nonsense!

      And Christianity ended slavery alltogether, it sad that that’s not obvious to the haters.

  6. A parcel bomb packed with nails and screws exploded today in a bakery in the French city of Lyon, wounding at least thirteen people. Authorities played down the severity of the attack, saying that the blast was not very powerful, and all the wounds were from flying glass shards. The motive for the attack remains unknown.

    Probably no halal bread or some other similar nonsense, case closed.

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