Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/15/2019

The new Italian governing coalition has finally been fully formed, and Italy’s ports have now reopened to the off-loading of “refugees” by NGO migrant-ferry vessels. Former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that Italy has once again become “Europe’s refugee camp”.

Mr. Salvini has also renewed his electoral alliance with former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his party, Forza Italia.

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Financial Crisis
» France and Germany Agree to Block Facebook’s Libra
» Will Chicago be the Largest U.S. City to Declare Bankruptcy?
 
USA
» A New Chicago Muslim College’s Islamist Ties
» A Third of Democrats Favor Declaring NRA ‘Terrorist Orgnization’; 28% Say it Should be Illegal to Join
» Bernie Sanders Was Asked to Leave Hippie Commune for Shirking, Book Claims
» Democrat Senators Fear Beto O’Rourke Torpedoed Gun Control With Confiscation Push
» Forbes Blames Climate Change for ‘Cognitive Decline’ And ‘Suicide’
» Gangs of Black Youth Preying on Elderly White People
» Greenpeace Members Face Federal, State Charges in Houston Protest
» House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy: Comey and McCabe Will Face Criminal Charges for Attempted ‘Coup’ (Video)
» Joe Biden Tells Bizarre Story About How He Once Faced Down a Gang Leader Named “Corn Pop” (Video)
» Make No Mistake: The GOP is Losing Texas
» New York Times Publishes New Uncorroborated Allegation Against Brett Kavanaugh by Former Classmate
» No Matter Who Wins in 2020, There Will be Blood
» NYC Public Schools Excusing Students Who Plan on Participating in Upcoming Climate Strike
» Ohio Cheerleader Kills and Buries Her Baby Girl, Gets No Prison
» Video: Dems Swearing They Don’t Want to Take Your Guns Away, Then Beto Promising to Take Them to Dem Cheers…
 
Europe and the EU
» Alarmists: Ireland Heading for ‘Climate Change Apocalypse’ By 2050
» Brexit: UK Will Reject Any Delay Offer, PM to Tell Juncker
» EU Fears Boris Johnson Will Persuade Hungary to Veto Brexit Delay
» Germany: Thousands of Climate Protesters Target Frankfurt Auto Show
» Italy Joins British Tempest Programme
» Italy: Whirlpool to Meet With Unions 16/9 on Naples Plan
» Italy: Salvini Forms Alliance With Berlusconi Against New Leftist Coalition
» Polish Police Arrest 2 Dutch-Armenian Men for Assaulting Israeli Students
» Reporters Without Borders: Swedish Journalism Under Threat, Could Become Propaganda
» UK: Anti-Brexit Lib Dems Cheer EU’s Verhofstadt as He Hails ‘World Order’ of ‘Empires’
» Vandal Who Defaced British War Graves in the Netherlands With Swastikas Arrested
 
North Africa
» Algeria Calls Presidential Elections for December
 
Middle East
» Could be “Weeks” Before Aramco Restores Full Production Capacity as Specter of $100 Oil Looms
» Oil Prices Soar After Attacks on Saudi Facilities
» US ‘Locked and Loaded’ After Blaming Iran for Saudi Oil Attack
 
South Asia
» Riots Break Out in Pakistan’s Sindh Over Alleged Blasphemy by Hindu School Principal
 
Far East
» Hong Kong Protesters Sing ‘God Save the Queen’
 
Immigration
» Italy’s New Globalist Government Invites NGOs to Offload More Migrants
» Macron’s France: Over 90,000 Migrants Lodge Asylum Claims in 2019, Tying With Germany
» Migrant Crisis: 427 Migrants Land on Greek Islands in a Single Day
» More Than 120 Migrants Stopped in Past Week as French Camp Closures Fuel Rise in Channel Crossings
» Salvini: Italy Once Again ‘Europe’s Refugee Camp’ As Leftist Government Reopens Ports
» Survey: 60 Percent of the French Population View Migrants as a Threat
» Sweden Deports Record Number of Afghans in Single Day
 
Culture Wars
» Ohio College Normalizes Pedophilia as a “Sexual Orientation”
» Remains of Over 2,000 Fetuses Found in Home of Deceased Illinois Abortion Doctor
» The Left Hopes to Destroy Christianity by Changing It
» Thousands of Unborn Babies Found in Illinois Home of Abortionist Whose License Was Suspended for Performing Abortion on 13-Yr-Old
» UK: Labour’s Lammy Hails Song Lyrics Describing White ‘Shame’, ‘Evil Ancestry’
» Why Gen-Z’ers and Millennials Support Socialism
» Why Has the Overpopulation Myth Remained So Persistent When it’s So Easily Disproven?
 

France and Germany Agree to Block Facebook’s Libra

France and Germany have agreed to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, the French finance ministry said on Friday. In a joint statement, the two governments affirmed that “no private entity can claim monetary power, which is inherent to the sovereignty of nations”.

[Comment: Too bad they did not feel the same way about the creation of the EU and its politburo.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Will Chicago be the Largest U.S. City to Declare Bankruptcy?

The city of Chicago is in dire fiscal and financial straits with an almost billion dollar budget deficit, bonds rated at junk status or below, numerous extremely costly legal judgments, a shrinking tax base, and unfunded public pension liabilities to the tune of an astonishing $42 billion.

Other than that, it’s a great place to live.

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

A New Chicago Muslim College’s Islamist Ties

The Prayer Center of Orland Park (OPPC), Illinois, recently declared the establishment of an Islamic university at its premises, the Universal Islamic College of Chicago (UICC) that will provide “higher Islamic education to the American Muslim community as well as serve as a seminary that would prepare imams for mosques” in North America.

The foundation of this four-year university is a joint effort between the OPPC and the Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois.

The identities of the founders and faculty of the university are deeply concerning and suggest the seminary will be promoting an Islamist ideology to Muslim students in Illinois and throughout the United States.

In the video announcing the college’s founding, Universal School is represented by its Superintendent Safaa Zarzour.

Zarzour has extensive ties to Islamist groups linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, including serving as a board member and president of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), and currently vice-president and formerly Secretary General of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Zarzour also served as operations officer for the Zakat Foundation.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

A Third of Democrats Favor Declaring NRA ‘Terrorist Orgnization’; 28% Say it Should be Illegal to Join

A new Rasmussen poll reveals that almost one-third (32%) of likely Democratic voters favor declaring the National Rifle Association a terrorist organization, after officials in San Francisco did just that.

Meanwhile, 28% of Democrats say Americans should be banned from joining pro-gun rights organizations like the NRA — a view surprisingly shared by 15% of Republicans and 10% of unaffiliated voters.

Just 13% of likely voters believe NRA members are more likely to commit a crime with a gun — and in fact 47% believe that members are less likely to commit such a crime. 28% think NRA membership makes no difference vs. the general population.

The poll also revealed that 50% of voters have a favorable impression of the NRA, while 44% do not. Of that, 30% have a Very Favorable view of the group, while 33% have a Very Unfavorable one — virtually the same opinion as those polled held in March of last year.

As we noted on Tuesday, the NRA has sued the city and county of San Francisco after its Board of Supervisors declared it a “domestic terrorist organization.

Filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, the suit accuses city officials of violating the group’s free speech rights for political purposes, and claims the city is attempting to create a blacklist to prevent NRA-associated individuals from doing business there, according to Fox News.

The lawsuit asks the court “to instruct elected officials that freedom of speech means you cannot silence or punish those with whom you disagree.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bernie Sanders Was Asked to Leave Hippie Commune for Shirking, Book Claims

Bernie Sanders was asked to leave a hippie commune in 1971 for “sitting around and talking” about politics instead of working, according to a forthcoming book.

We Are As Gods by Kate Daloz, scheduled for release April 26, chronicles the rise and fall of the Myrtle Hill Farm in northeast Vermont. Daloz, a Brooklyn writer, was in a special position to write a history of Myrtle Hill: she was raised near the commune in a geodesic dome residence with an outhouse called the Richard M. Nixon Memorial Hall. Her parents were close acquaintances of the commune residents, who offered them tips about wilderness living.

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

Democrat Senators Fear Beto O’Rourke Torpedoed Gun Control With Confiscation Push

O’Rourke made clear that handing over AR-15s will be “mandatory” under his plan.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Forbes Blames Climate Change for ‘Cognitive Decline’ And ‘Suicide’

Forbes magazine has attributed a whole new list of negative effects to “climate change,” including lost productivity, violent crime, and “cognitive decline.”

Climate change has become the bogeyman responsible for all the world’s ills, from racism to mass migration, but in its new article, Forbes has arguably taken climate hysteria to a whole new level.

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

Gangs of Black Youth Preying on Elderly White People

Three separate videos show a gang of Minneapolis [blacks acting like hyenas] attacking and robbing vulnerable white people in a string of possible hate crimes.

Police conducted a three-day search and arrested 16 individuals ranging from ages 13-25.

In the first video, an elderly white man is seen trying to walk past a crowded area full of young black people when he’s stopped and shoved by multiple suspects.

One of the suspects appears to reach into the man’s pocket and take something before running off with his loot.

In the second video, another white man is standing on the sidewalk surrounded by a large group of young black men who begin to take his cell phone out of his hands.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Greenpeace Members Face Federal, State Charges in Houston Protest

HOUSTON (Reuters) — Federal and state authorities on Friday criminally charged climate change protesters for shutting down the largest U.S. energy-export port for a day by dangling from a bridge.

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

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy: Comey and McCabe Will Face Criminal Charges for Attempted ‘Coup’ (Video)

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was on Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo today and he made some bold statements about James Comey and Andrew McCabe.

If you believe McCarthy, the former FBI leaders might want to think about lawyering up right about now, because the hammer is coming down.

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

Joe Biden Tells Bizarre Story About How He Once Faced Down a Gang Leader Named “Corn Pop” (Video)

This is hilarious and sad.

Biden has apparently told this story before and now he’s spinning the yarn again. He claims that years ago when he was a lifeguard at a pool in a black neighborhood in Delaware, he had a confrontation with a gang leader named “Corn Pop.”

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

Make No Mistake: The GOP is Losing Texas

To date, five congressmen from Texas have resigned instead of seeking re-election in 2020. Their resignations signal two things from GOP leadership. The first is the realization that Texas is now lost. The second is that this loss is due entirely to the changing demographics resulting from legal and illegal immigration.

The five congressmen that have resigned are Bill Flores (17th), Will Hurd (23rd), Pete Olson (22nd), Kenny Marchant (24th), and Mike Conaway (11th). Of these five, Congressman Conaway is unique in that his district will likely remain red for some time. He has not faced an opponent in numerous election cycles…

As noted, the reason for this is simple: demographics. For decades, the Republicans have told their voters that they were going to clamp down on illegal immigration and address the legal immigration policies that have facilitated this takeover. They have made excuse after excuse for not fulfilling those promises and now that lack of action is turning Texas blue one district at a time.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New York Times Publishes New Uncorroborated Allegation Against Brett Kavanaugh by Former Classmate

If you think the left is done whining about Brett Kavanaugh, guess again. On Saturday evening, the New York Times published a rehash of the previous bogus allegations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, particularly the allegations made by Deborah Ramirez, and threw in a brand new one for good measure.

Ramirez had claimed Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party at Yale. Despite the potentially dozens of witnesses that would have seen this occur, Ramirez’s story went uncorroborated throughout the entire confirmation process. “If I had done that, it would have been the talk of campus,” Kavanaugh said in an interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum.

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

No Matter Who Wins in 2020, There Will be Blood

The machinations of an illiberal left, on display in its ever-increasing violence accompanied by the ululations of a propagandist media in contravention of an imaginary “white supremacist” right, have riven the nation into diametrically opposed camps.

The right will never accept socialism, while the left will accept nothing less.

Trump Wins

Those on the left will not allow a Trump victory, even should he win the popular vote and the Electoral College. They are used to getting what they want and like spoiled brats, have learned that tantrums work.

Should Donald Trump prevail in his bid for a second term, the left will go insane, deploying every “insurance policy” weapon at their disposal to negate four more years of the Orange Man. What Obama, Comey, and Brennan et al. did to Trump in his first term will seem mild in comparison to what the left is planning should he win.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NYC Public Schools Excusing Students Who Plan on Participating in Upcoming Climate Strike

New York’s public schools announced Thursday afternoon that they will excuse students who plan on attending various climate strikes throughout the city.

“@NYCschools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20,” the NYC Public School’s Twitter account notes. “Students will need parental consent. Younger students can only leave school with a parent.”

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

Ohio Cheerleader Kills and Buries Her Baby Girl, Gets No Prison

The former Ohio high school cheerleader accused of killing and burying her newborn girl days after prom apologized to the baby’s father and walked free on Friday, according to reports.

Brooke Skylar Richardson, 20, of Carlisle, will serve three years of probation after being found guilty Thursday of gross abuse of a corpse — but acquitted of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment charges.

Judge Donald Oda sentenced Richardson to seven days in county jail, but she was credited for time served. If she violates her probation, she can be locked up for up to a year in jail.

Addressing the courtroom Friday before being sentenced, Richardson made a groveling apology, saying, “I am sorry. I can sometimes be selfish, but I’m getting better. I’m forever sorry,” according to People.

“I’ve hurt a lot of people. I am really, really sorry. And I understand,” she added.

Richardson’s father, Scott Richardson, also addressed the court and asked for his daughter to be released.

“My daughter is suffering from an eating disorder and we are concerned about her health,” he said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Dems Swearing They Don’t Want to Take Your Guns Away, Then Beto Promising to Take Them to Dem Cheers…

It’s the cheering of the audience that shows it’s not just crazy Beto, but the Dems as a block who are endorsing this.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Alarmists: Ireland Heading for ‘Climate Change Apocalypse’ By 2050

“Ireland is heading for a climate change apocalypse come 2050 if we don’t implement massive changes,” claimed Emma McMenamy on Saturday in the Irish Mirror.

Due to “catastrophic shifts to the weather, agriculture and even the habitability of some areas,” Ms. McMenamy warns, we can expect “the end of civilization as we know it within the next three decades.”

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

Brexit: UK Will Reject Any Delay Offer, PM to Tell Juncker

The UK is not prepared to postpone Brexit beyond the current 31 October deadline, Boris Johnson is to tell European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at talks on Monday.

The lunchtime meeting in Luxembourg will be the first time the pair have met since the PM took office in July.

A Downing Street source says Mr Johnson will stress he wants to secure a deal by 18 October, after a key EU summit.

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

EU Fears Boris Johnson Will Persuade Hungary to Veto Brexit Delay

The European Union fears Boris Johnson is plotting to persuade Hungary to veto a Brexit delay, in a move that would dramatically raise the risk that Britain will fall out of the European Union without a deal.

Prime Minister Johnson said last week he’d rather be “dead in a ditch” than comply with a vote in Parliament forcing him to ask the EU to postpone Brexit beyond Oct. 31.

But officials at the EU — which is broadly in favor of an extension if it’s the only way to prevent a no-deal Brexit — privately voiced fears that one of their own leaders could help Johnson out. If a no-deal divorce is to be avoided, all remaining 27 member states would need to agree with Britain to extend the Brexit negotiating period at an October summit in Brussels.

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

Germany: Thousands of Climate Protesters Target Frankfurt Auto Show

Tens of thousands of climate demonstrators turned up to protest at Germany’s biggest car show in Frankfurt on Saturday, using the event as a platform to demand the car industry address its role in damaging the environment.

Estimates of the number of participants protesting at the International Motor Show Germany (IAA)ranged between 25,000 and 18,000 protesters, with more than 10,000 of these on bicycles as part of the “Sternfahrt,” or “Star Ride,” journey.

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

Italy Joins British Tempest Programme

To build sixth-generation European fighter

(ANSA) — Rome, September 10 — Italy on Tuesday officially joined the British Tempest programme to build a sixth-generation European multi-role fighter plane.

The armaments chiefs of Britain and Italy signed a declaration of intent to collaborate on the programme in London Tuesday, the defence ministry said.

“The start of this important partnership between Italy and the UK in a strategic sector like aerospace is a very positive result,” said Defence Minister Lorenzo Guerini.

“It has been reached thanks to efficient and concrete work and is further confirmation of the excellence of the Italian defence industry”.

Guerini voiced his “satisfaction” with the deal.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Whirlpool to Meet With Unions 16/9 on Naples Plan

To discuss future of 410 workers

05 September 201915:03 News

(ANSA) — Rome, September 5 — Whirlpool on Thursday contacted workers’ unions to “share important updates on the Naples plant”, the company announced in a statement on the meeting slated to be held in Rome on September 16.

“Over a month after the last meeting at the Ministry of Economic Development, held on August 1, and lacking another round table discussion at the ministry,” it continued, “the company holds that it is necessary to move forward in talks with unions in order to give a sustainable future to the 410 workers in Naples.”

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Salvini Forms Alliance With Berlusconi Against New Leftist Coalition

Populist League (Lega) leader Matteo Salvini met with former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi this week to forge a new alliance against the new leftist coalition government.

Salvini and the Forza Italia leader joined forces to reform the centre-right coalition they went into the last election with following what was dubbed as a “cordial meeting” by sources within Forza Italia, Italian newspaper Il Giornale reports.

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

Polish Police Arrest 2 Dutch-Armenian Men for Assaulting Israeli Students

Police in Warsaw have arrested two Dutch-Armenian nationals and are looking for an Arab man in connection with a violent assault carried out against Israeli students in the Polish capital.

Wednesday’s arrests followed reports that two Israeli students had been severely beaten by a group of no less than three men with Middle Eastern appearances because the alleged attackers heard the Israelis speaking Hebrew.

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

Reporters Without Borders: Swedish Journalism Under Threat, Could Become Propaganda

NGO Reporters Without Borders has warned that Sweden’s independent journalism is under threat and that public broadcasters could become propaganda outlets for the government.

Erik Halkjaer, chairman of Reporters Without Borders, said that broadcasters like Sveriges Radio and SVT risk losing independent journalism, Nyheter Idag reports.

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

UK: Anti-Brexit Lib Dems Cheer EU’s Verhofstadt as He Hails ‘World Order’ of ‘Empires’

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s representative in the Brexit talks, was cheered at the Liberal Democrats party conference as he hailed the end of the age of nation-states, and a new “world order” of “empires”.

“The world order of tomorrow is not a world order based on nation-states, on countries — it’s a world order that is based on empires”, claimed the former prime minister of Belgium — which for its own part has a singularly unpleasant history as an imperial power.

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

Vandal Who Defaced British War Graves in the Netherlands With Swastikas Arrested

Dutch police arrested a 36-year-old man from Mierlo who is suspected of spray painting Nazi swastikas on the war graves of British and Dutch soldiers at a cemetery in the Netherlands.

The desecration was discovered by police on Friday morning at a cemetery in Mierlo, not far from the southern city of Eindhoven, just as the Netherlands is set to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the beginning of its Allied liberation from Nazi Germany, Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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

Algeria Calls Presidential Elections for December

The election to replace ousted Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been scheduled for December 12. The army is pleased, but protesters want more time.

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

Could be “Weeks” Before Aramco Restores Full Production Capacity as Specter of $100 Oil Looms

With the Saudis now racing to restore full oil production to normal levels as one Sunday morning headline noted, the industry is bracing for a potential significant delay in production — given rumors the fires at the facilities struck in the early hours of Saturday may not be fully “under control” as the kingdom was quick to assure hours after the raging explosions — which could translate into oil prices being very high for a long time. Industry sources said it could take weeks to return full production levels to normal.

Following what Yemen’s Houthis claimed was their own successful targeting of Saudi Arabia’s second largest oil field in the Khurais, as well as the sprawling Abqaiq oil processing facility in Buqyaq — described by Aramco as “the largest crude oil stabilization plant in the world” — the Saudi company acknowledged it was forced to slash its output by half, equal to about 5% of world supply, specifically 5.7 million barrels a day of oil production lost. In the meantime, Saudi Arabia’s stock market fell by 2.3% at Sunday’s open.

Though the company says alternative plans are in place to temporarily make up for the shortfall, such as tapping Aramco’s global storage network, the 5.7 million barrels a day outage is the single worst supply disruption even over and against that brought on by the first Gulf War and the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Oil Prices Soar After Attacks on Saudi Facilities

Oil prices hit their highest in four months after two attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities on Saturday knocked out more than 5% of global supply.

At the start of trading, Brent crude jumped 19% to $71.95 a barrel, while the other major benchmark, West Texas Intermediate, rose 15% to $63.34.

Prices eased back slightly after US President Donald Trump authorised the release of US reserves.

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

US ‘Locked and Loaded’ After Blaming Iran for Saudi Oil Attack

Washington says that satellite images show the attack was not launched from Yemen as Houthi rebels claimed. Both Iran and Iraq have rejected involvement in the attack that has threatened global oil supplies.

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

Riots Break Out in Pakistan’s Sindh Over Alleged Blasphemy by Hindu School Principal

Islamic Rioters had vandalised three temples, a private school and multiple houses belonging to the Hindu community.

Shankar Narayan Meghwar | HENB | Ghotki (Sindh- Pakistan) | Sept 15, 2019:: Riots broke out in Pakistan’s Sindh province on Sunday after a school principal from the minority Hindu community was booked on charges of alleged blasphemy.

Widespread protests erupted in Ghotki district after an FIR was filed against the principal of Sindh Public School on the complaint of Abdul Aziz Rajput, a student’s father who claimed that the teacher had committed blasphemy by uttering derogatory remarks against the Prophet of Islam.

Following the riots, protesters demanded the police to arrest the principal, who was identified as Notan Mal.

Later, Additional Inspector General Police Jamil Ahmad, said that police has taken the accused in protective custody…

           — Hat tip: Rama Roy Roy [Return to headlines]
 

Hong Kong Protesters Sing ‘God Save the Queen’

Pro-democracy protesters are demanding former colonial power Britain take a stronger stance against China to preserve Hong Kong’s special status. Demonstrators also clashed with police in defiance of a protest ban.

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

Italy’s New Globalist Government Invites NGOs to Offload More Migrants

A migrant transport ferry that has been continuously shuttling mostly military-aged migrant men into Europe this summer has announced that Italy’s new leftist government has permitted it to offload 82 migrants at Lampedusa island.

Seventy percent of the individuals onboard the ship are military-aged men.

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

Macron’s France: Over 90,000 Migrants Lodge Asylum Claims in 2019, Tying With Germany

New statistics have revealed that France is now tied with Germany for new asylum applications this year, with over 90,000 migrants attempting to claim asylum in France.

A document from the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) claims that France has seen a total of 91,372 asylum applications so far in 2019, just 767 less than Germany over the same period, French newspaper Le Bien Publique reports.

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

Migrant Crisis: 427 Migrants Land on Greek Islands in a Single Day

Middle Eastern migrants continue to flood into Greece from Turkey, with an additional 427 arriving in just twenty-four hours, according to new reports.

This marks the newest round of mass arrivals in a summer which has seen thousands upon thousands of illegal migrants make their way to Greece from Turkey.

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

More Than 120 Migrants Stopped in Past Week as French Camp Closures Fuel Rise in Channel Crossings

More than 120 migrants have been intercepted off the British coast in the past week as officials warn that a wave of camp closures in France is behind a surge in Channel crossings.

The Home Office said a total of 41, who identified themselves as Afghan, Turkish, Iranian and Mali nationals, attempted the journey in four separate groups on Sunday.

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Salvini: Italy Once Again ‘Europe’s Refugee Camp’ As Leftist Government Reopens Ports

ROME — Matteo Salvini has sharply criticized the Italian government’s shift in immigration policy, saying that Italy is going back to being “Europe’s refugee camp.”

The leader of Italy’s populist League (Lega) party has sent out a flurry of tweets Saturday and Sunday slamming a rollback of his decrees as interior minister to curb illegal immigration, accusing the new Five Star-Democratic Party government of betraying the Italian people.

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Survey: 60 Percent of the French Population View Migrants as a Threat

A newly released survey from IPSOS has revealed that 60 percent of the French population believes that taking in more migrants is a threat to France.

The study also revealed that 60 percent of French people view migrant arrivals as a threat, while 45 percent think that migrant arrivals ‘deprive French people of social services.’

Of those surveyed, 54 percent of respondents said that they believe that French citizens should be given priority for employment opportunities.

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Sweden Deports Record Number of Afghans in Single Day

Earlier this week the Swedish government deported 50 Afghan migrants, the largest deportation of its kind in a single day.

The 50 migrants landed at an airport in the Afghan capital of Kabul with the Afghani authorities accepting all of those deported back into the country, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

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

Ohio College Normalizes Pedophilia as a “Sexual Orientation”

Says it could be part of the “acceptance of diverse sexual identities.”

A college in Ohio is teaching students that pedophilia could merely be considered to be an alternative “sexual orientation.”

“An actual topic we discussed in class today at a State University after watching an 8 minute Vice News video showcasing self identified pedophiles. This is going to be mainstreamed,” tweeted Alex Mazzara.

The photo shows a presentation slide entitled ‘Pedophilia as a Sexual Orientation’.

Conservatives have been warning for years that the ultimate endgame of every fetish, gender identity and sexuality being not merely tolerated but endorsed would eventually be the mainstreaming of pedophilia.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Remains of Over 2,000 Fetuses Found in Home of Deceased Illinois Abortion Doctor

This is a grotesque and heartbreaking story.

Dr. Ulrich Klopfer recently passed away and his family found the remains of over 2,000 aborted babies in his home.

It’s the stuff of nightmares.

FOX 59 reports:

Thousands of fetal remains found at home of former South Bend abortion doctor

Thousands of fetal remains were found at the home of a former South Bend abortion doctor, WSBT reports.

The remains were discovered while family members were searching through the home of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who passed away on Sept. 3. His home is in Will County, Illinois.

WSBT reports Kloper used to practice at the Women’s Pavilion in South Bend. His medical license was suspended in 2015 after he was accused of failing to report an abortion on a 13-year-old girl.

The Washington Examiner has more:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Left Hopes to Destroy Christianity by Changing It

The Left’s assault of the Christian faith is three-pronged. First, leftists seek to redefine what it means to be a Christian. Next, they seek to silence Christian voices in the arena of public discussion. Third, they want to elevate the ideas of non-Christians to change traditional thinking. Hard to believe, but let’s look.

The Left wants to change the way culture sees Christianity. We see it on several fronts. The Left wants to divide the church about what is right and wrong. The United Methodists are ready to split on the issue of same-sex “marriage.” There’s a push among a small but loud faction of liberal voices that declare themselves “exvangelicals,” who resist the church’s stance of LGBT issues and abortion but want to retain and redefine what it means to be a Christian in 2019.

In redefining Christianity, they want to shift the emphasis from a changed life to doing what they define as societal good.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Thousands of Unborn Babies Found in Illinois Home of Abortionist Whose License Was Suspended for Performing Abortion on 13-Yr-Old

Dr. Kermit Gosnell has been called America’s “most prolific serial killer.” He regularly killed babies born alive at his clinic, which itself was staffed with inexperienced nurses and littered with blood-stained furniture and the remains of fetuses stored in basement freezers. Gosnell was later convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and hundreds of lesser charges, and in 2013 was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

In October 2018, filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer released Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.” The film is the shocking true story of the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell — his 30-year killing spree and the political and media establishment that tried to cover it up.

Now, another gruesome finding tied to a recently deceased abortionist has surfaced in his Illinois home. The abortionist took the lives of unborn babies in two locations in Indiana. One of the practices was in South Bend, Indiana, where Notre Dame Catholic University is located.

Breitbart News reports — Thousands of unborn children were found in the home of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, an abortionist who passed away earlier this month. In 2015, the abortionist’s medical license was suspended after he allegedly failed to report an abortion performed on a 13-year-old girl.

The remains of 2,246 unborn children have been found inside the Will County, Illinois home of a now-deceased abortionist, Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who passed away on September 3, according to a report by WGN-TV.

As the watchdog group Operation Rescue has extensively documented, Klopfer had a history of abuses, including failing to report statutory rape of a 13-year-old and a 10-year-old. He sent the latter home with her parents, who knew their daughter was raped by her uncle but didn’t want him prosecuted, without reporting it to the police.

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UK: Labour’s Lammy Hails Song Lyrics Describing White ‘Shame’, ‘Evil Ancestry’

Labour’s David Lammy MP has shared song lyrics describing the “shame” of being a white male, and the “evil” of their “ancestry”.

“Deep lyrics just dropped by Sam Fender,” tweeted the former Minister of State for Culture, quoting the following excerpt from the BBC-endorsed singer-songwriter’s ‘White Privilege’ track:

“The patriarchy is real, the proof is here in my song. I’ll sit and mansplain every detail of the things it does wrong

‘Cause I’m a white male, full of shame

My ancestry is evil, and their evil is still not gone”

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

Why Gen-Z’ers and Millennials Support Socialism

Public-opinion polls reflect that large numbers of Americans in their 20s and 30s (i.e., Gen Z and millennials) support socialism. When one considers the indoctrination to which these young Americans have been subjected in their state-run educational systems, their preference for socialism actually makes sense.

From the first grade, American students are indoctrinated with the notion that they live in a free country, one that has a free-enterprise economic system. By the time they graduate from high school, students have no doubts that this is true. The notion is refortified in those students who go on to college. By the time Americans start their careers, their mindsets are set in concrete: They are grateful that they live in a free country. Many of them continue reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, which they learned in school and which they were expected to recite every day, a pledge that confirms that in America there is “liberty for all.”

Now, look around you. Examine the society in which you live. There are crises, chaos, and mayhem everywhere. Social Security. Health care. Immigration. Federal spending and debt. Monetary. Afghanistan. Iraq. Syria. Korea. Russia. China. Drug war. Forever wars. Secret surveillance. Assassinations. Death. Destruction. Bombings. Terrorism. Mass killings. Tribunals. Torture. Indefinite detention. Militarism. Invasions. Occupations. Coups. Regime-change operations. Trade wars. Sanctions. Embargoes. Police states. Alcoholism. Drug addiction. Homelessness. Poverty. Suicides.

It’s not a pretty picture, is it? It’s a picture of a quite dysfunctional society.

In the mind of the Gen Zer and the millennial, that is what comes with freedom and free enterprise. Given such, it’s perfectly logical to want something else, and that something else happens to be socialism. It even makes sense that so many young people decide to check out of life early through suicide. They’re thinking, “If this is freedom — if this is the best there is — no, thanks. I’m leaving and hopefully going on to something better.”

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Why Has the Overpopulation Myth Remained So Persistent When it’s So Easily Disproven?

Malthus could never have imagined the “dizzying capacity for innovation” that human beings have shown in modern times, as Art Caden observes at Forbes. There were fewer than a billion people on the planet in 1800. The Earth is now nearing 8 billion people, and that population is far better fed today than they were in 1800. That population growth, the likes of which Malthus would have believed unimaginable, has been met, and even exceeded, by food production — to the extent that our government now subsidizes American farmers, to the tune of billions each year, in order to incentivize them to not grow excess food on their lands. These efforts exist as a measure to keep prices at “profitable” levels for farmers, in our government’s vainglorious efforts to fix prices in a free market.

But government price-fixing aside, shouldn’t it be easy to conclude that any assertion that an increasing population invariably leads to famine is extremely illogical, or at the very least, quite simply an incorrect hypothesis?

The idea that increased population leads to scarcity of resources is seductive, however, and has remained incredibly persistent, despite all the evidence that has proven it false over the years.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/15/2019

  1. Small village of Oughterard in Northern Ireland is protesting against their politicians relocating 250-300 economic migrants from Africa into a new asylum center (abandoned hotel building). For three days now, over 1,000 Irish citizens have been marching in protest over NGO involvement! A town meeting resulted in vague explanations and “further studies”. An elderly man was run over by an NGO or news van for not standing back. United Nations and the EU are dictating migrant quotas for each country which always filters down to working class, blue collar towns and cities. Pray for the people of Northern Ireland! Their Catholic, Caucasian, homogeneous culture is about to be forever changed & invaded by a misogynistic, rape culture of low IQ, limited education skills & horrible work ethic!

    https://youtu.be/8olotGMEfK8

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