Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/15/2019

Heinz-Christian Strache, the leader of the Freedom Party (FPÖ) in Austria, is now under criminal investigation due to the “Ibiza Affair”. A videotape of the incident was recorded several years ago, but released only recently. Two other members of FPÖ are also under investigation.

In other news, priests wearing hard hats celebrated the first Mass in the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris for the first time since April’s catastrophic fire.

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Culture-Enriching Domestic Violence in Nordhausen

The following news story doesn’t say whether the victim of the Algerian migrant’s knife attack was an ethnic German or a fellow culture-enricher. However, since their child is just a year old, I suspect that this was a romantic “Welcoming Culture” relationship, of which there have been many thousands in Germany and Austria since the summer of 2015.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Manhunt in Passau

We posted yesterday about the fake news of a “manhunt” in the German city of Chemnitz, where an Antifa group made up a story about foreigners being chased down by right-wing “racists”. The mainstream media and politicians — including Chancellor Angela Merkel — accepted the confabulation at face value. The imaginary incident was widely used as a bludgeon against the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland Alternative for Germany).

More recently, an actual manhunt occurred on the campus of the University of Passau. A member of a local political group was chased down and badly beaten, as confirmed by eyewitnesses and medical personnel. However, since the victim was a member of the Bavarian chapter of the AfD, and the assailants were leftists, the story didn’t gain much traction. I doubt Mrs. Merkel will ever stand up in front of a microphone to denounce the left-wing extremists of Passau.

Many thanks to JLH for translating this article from Philosophia Perennis:

Hate-Hounding of Dissidents on the Premises of the University of Passau?

June 13, 2019

It is reported that a member of the Young Alternative of Bavaria was subjected to overwhelming verbal abuse by partially masked left extremists. And after being pursued across the university property, received substantial injuries of the upper body and neck caused by blows and strangling grips (injuries attested by a doctor). The attackers gave way only after the subject’s escape into a large group of students.

The person attacked had before this intended to attend a presentation by the higher education group LUKS (so-called “List of Independent Critical Students”) in the facilities of the university. The incident mentioned above occurred when the member was identified as a critic, even before the beginning of the presentation. Criminal complaints against the attackers are being filed.

The Young Alternative for Bavaria is demanding a complete clarification of the situation and follow-through of all necessary steps by the university administration, which can only end with withdrawal of recognition of LUKS as an academic group. The state chair of the Young Alternative of Bavaria, Sven A. Kachelmann, adds: “The link of LUKS with the violence-prone Antifa scene is evident not just in this case. Academia will lose nothing by losing something that can only be regarded with revulsion by defenders of free speech.”

While the Campus Alternative — affiliated with the Young Alternative — continues to be denied use of the facilities of the University of Passau, leftist academic groups make use of taxpayer monies to use the same facilities in order to wage partisan warfare against those who think differently.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/14/2019

The Brexit party continues to top the polls in the UK. The latest results indicate that it would win 26% of the vote if elections were held today. Meanwhile, Boris “BoJo” Johnson says that when he is elected prime minister, he may have to postpone Brexit for a few weeks after the October 31 deadline.

In other news, the Italian Council of Ministers has approved Matteo Salvini’s decree that would penalize NGOs for illegally importing migrants into Italy.

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Sabotaging the Miserable House of the U.S. Military by Their Hands

The following article was published earlier today by the Center for Security Policy. The treatment of Raymond Ibrahim by the Army War College is a reminder of why Major Stephen Coughlin was so abruptly terminated as a consultant for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Agents of the Muslim Brotherhood have been inserted in strategic positions at all levels of federal, state, and local government. This obviously includes the Pentagon:

Army War College Sides with CAIR

by Christopher Holton
June 14, 2019

Raymond Ibrahim is one of the most esteemed and intrepid experts on the threat from Islamic jihad and sharia.

He has written extensively on the subject matter and his work is simply beyond reproach.

In 2007 Ibrahim wrote The Al Qaeda Reader in which he translated the written and spoken words of Osama Bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and other Al Qaeda leaders. The Al Qaeda Reader is an indispensible window into the world of Islamic jihad.

Last year, Ibrahim came out with his excellent Sword and Scimitar,which details 14 centuries of conflict between the Islamic world and the West.

In addition to his prolific writing in books and columns, Ibrahim is a sought-after speaker.

Recently, the US Army War College invited him to speak.

And that is where the trouble began. In the end it shows an Army War College that has been penetrated by enemy influence operations.

When the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) got word that Ibrahim was slated to speak at the War College, their propaganda and character assassination mechanism shifted into high gear. CAIR contacted the War College and urged them to rescind Ibrahim’s invitation.

Unfortunately, the War College bowed to CAIR’s wishes and “postponed” Ibrahim’s appearance.

Had this been a civilian college or university that caved to CAIR, it could be chalked up to political correctness gone wild.

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The False Narrative of a “Manhunt” in Chemnitz

Last August three young men were attacked by culture-enrichers in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, and one of the victims later died. There were mass demonstrations in response the following week. An antifa group used a brief video of a confrontation that took place during the demos, and mischaracterized what happened in it, claiming that it showed a “manhunt” of foreigners by right-wing extremists. The media eagerly ran with the story — the arbiters of German politics and culture are Wessis, and are always ready to look down on Ossis as backward racists.

The government took its cue from the media. Even Chancellor Merkel chimed in to condemn the “manhunt” in Chemnitz. When the president of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Hans Georg Maaßen, said that the intelligence services had no indication that any such manhunts had occurred, he was pressured into resigning his position.

Now, almost ten months later, the government of Angela Merkel has finally admitted that it got its information from the mainstream media, and had never done any actual investigation of the allegations about a “manhunt” in Chemnitz.

So at last there is a clear chain of custody for the false narrative about what happened in Chemnitz: It was manufactured by a far-left antifa group, accepted and amplified uncritically by the mainstream media, and then adopted equally uncritically by the federal government of Germany. A member of the government whose sense of integrity required that he tell the truth was forced out of his office, and the government officially stonewalled any questions about the narrative for many months afterwards.

The two videos below concern the eventual debunking of the Chemnitz narrative. The first shows a brief speech in the Bundestag by Ulrich Oehme, who represents Saxony for the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany). Mr. Oehme draws the chamber’s attention to the government’s deliberate propagation of the false narrative on Chemnitz, and demands that Angela Merkel step down as chancellor.

The second video is a report by Epoch Times that gives a detailed description and a timeline of events between August 2018 and June 2019.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

Video 1: Dr. Merkel, Step Down!

Video 2: A Timeline of the False Narrative

Video transcript #1:

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Mark’s Latest Mailbox

In his inimitable style, Mark Steyn looks at where the world is going and why. He sorts it all, beginning with the tradition of seat-warmers.

Enjoy:

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See also his essay on the anniversary (today) of the Grenfell Towers conflagration. His details make it come alive again, especially his observations about the Queen’s visit to the site.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/13/2019

Two tankers, one Norwegian and one Japanese, were attacked in the Gulf of Oman today. The explosions that caused the evacuation of the ships may been the result of torpedoes, or of mines attached to the ships’ hulls. The US government says that Iran was responsible for the attacks.

In other news, Boris Johnson is in the lead after the first round of voting for the new leader of the “Conservative” Party in the UK.

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Best Advice: Don’t Get Drunk With Migrants

MissPiggy, who translated the following German news report for subtitling, says that the suspect who was arrested for the murder of the young lady is a migrant. I don’t know whether that fact was provided by another news outlet, or whether someone who is completely immersed in German culture can pick up the subtle clues that telegraph the ethnicity of the perp.*

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

*   Over the years I’ve noticed that when I read local Virginia crime news, I can often determine the race of a named suspect, even without seeing a mug shot. There are various clues about race that one learns subliminally if one lives in the Upper South for a long time. Race is significant, yet there is often a taboo against discussing it, except of course when a perpetrator is white and a victim is black. Nevertheless, when the news is very local, one can almost always tell.

Another example: When I read the obituaries in the local paper, I can tell whether the deceased is black or white, even if there is no photograph, by the name of the funeral home serving the family. In the little town nearest us, there are two funeral homes, one for white people and one for black people. This is not a matter of law, but simply a long-established custom, like separate black and white churches. I can’t tell you why things work that way out here — I’m a “foreigner”; I’ve only lived here for forty years. But that’s the way things are done.

Black and white people mingle totally in other contexts, usually quite amiably. The woman who cuts my hair (and Dymphna’s), for example, has both white and black customers. Funeral homes and churches seem to be an exception, and for some reason the federal government has never forced them to “integrate”.
 

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/12/2019

According to the latest polls, if a Remain-supporting Tory becomes prime minister in the UK, the Brexit Party could win as many as 252 seats in the House of Commons, which is about 39%. Boris Johnson is the only “Conservative” who promises to actually deliver Brexit.

In other news, the UN High Commission for Refugees pleaded with Italy not to implement its new policy of fining refugee boats that enter Italian ports. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that the government was ready to apply punitive measures against the refugee-rescue NGO Sea Watch.

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The Chancellor’s Life After Death

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has a strange political resilience. There was a time when antics such as hers would have long since driven a political leader from office, but Mutti Merkel just keeps going on. And on, and on, and on…

JLH, who translated the snip below, sends this explanatory note:

The following brief quote is from the regular feature by Henryk Broder, Broders Spiegel, which begins with “Mirror, mirror, on the wall” (what’s new this week?).

The translation from Die Achse des Guten:

Broder’s Mirror: The Chancellor’s Life After Death

I have nothing more about the chancellor. I have written myself out, talked myself out, thought myself out, cursed myself out. Nothing more there. And then this speech at Harvard. The epitome of nothing. Hans Dieter Hüsch [cabaret performer, songwriter, author, etc.] would have said: Nothingness is running full speed ahead. And this thunderous applause for it. I have no words.

Empathy for the Devil

Yesterday was Empathy Day. Or maybe today is; I’m not sure.

I was going to post a link to the official Empathy Day website, so I did an Internet search. In doing so, I found no fewer than three different official Empathy Day sites, and no fewer than four different dates for this year’s Empathy Day: March 5, March 29, June 11, and June 12. And probably more.

Evidently the Empathy movement has been by schisms rent asunder, so that there are now multiple sects, each claiming to be the one, the true, the only source of Empathy.

Anyway, the tweet below was posted yesterday by an amusing fellow named Zuby:


Hat tip: Power Line

Zuby’s escapade reminded me of a meme pic we posted a few years ago. I constructed it based on an original (smaller) version by someone else; can’t remember who:

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Raped in a Meadow by a Culture-Enricher

On Sunday a little girl was raped in a meadow by a culture-enricher in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. Thanks to alert passers-by, police were able to apprehend the suspected culprit. The following video doesn’t mention that he is now known to be a migrant, but that piece of information will appear in a later video.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript (note — the final video was composited from two separate clips):

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