Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/19/2019

Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, the naturalized American citizen who is alleged to have sabotaged a passenger plane in his capacity as an airline mechanic, is now suspected of having ties to the Islamic State. Mr. Alani is currently being held without bail in Miami.

In other news, a 19-year-old “Swede” named Hassan is suspected of having committed 221 crimes since the age of twelve. Hassan is currently serving a two-year prison sentence.

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Thanks to Diana West, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Democrats Want to Crash the Economy to Gain Power
» Peter Schiff: Why the Fed Won’t be Able to Rescue the Economy This Time Around
 
USA
» A Grieving Father is Standing Trial for Criticizing a Judge on Facebook
» American Airlines Mechanic Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani Arrested Over Sabotaging Plane ‘May Have Ties to ISIS’
» American Airlines Mechanic Allegedly Had ISIS Connections
» Anti-Trump Protesters Verbally Abuse Reporters
» Burger King Removes All Plastic Toys From Kids Meals
» By Its Own Definition Antifa is Fascist
» Goose Eggs: No Climate Doomsday Warning Has Come True
» Gun Control: Wrong Solution to the Wrong Problem
» Gun Sales Jump 15.5 Percent in August as Dems Renew Push for Regulations
» Huge Win! Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Trump to Disclose Tax Returns in Order to Appear on 2020 Primary Ballot
» Instagram is Now Banning Photos of People at Gun Ranges, Claiming They Promote ‘Violence’
» Justice Dept. IG Referred James Comey for Criminal Prosecution
» Laura Loomer’s Lawsuit Forces Facebook to Admit it is a Publisher Despite Zuckerberg’s Lies to Congress (Video)
» Nearly Half of the U.S.’s Homeless People Live in One State: California
» President Trump Threatens to Send EPA Inspectors to San Francisco and La — Cites Human Waste in Storm Drains, On Streets and Used Needles
» Report: Virginia Colleges Use Racial Considerations in Admissions Process
» The Invisible Thread
» The Orwellian Universe of Linda Sarsour
» Tucker: Soros-Funded Prosecutors Letting Criminals Go Free
» Video: Cruz Slams “Crazy Left-Wing Ideology” of NYT, Dems Wanting to Impeach Kavanaugh
» Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-Pocalyptic Predictions
 
Canada
» 41 Election Constituencies Now Ethnic Minority-Majority
» Justin Trudeau is Cancelled
» Political Scientist: Trudeau ‘Blackface’ Scandal Could Cost Him the Election
» Second ‘Blackface’ Photo of Justin Trudeau Emerges
 
Europe and the EU
» Ambassador Tells Expats Brexit is a ‘Good Opportunity to Come Back to Poland’
» Brexit Boost as Leave-Backing Billionaire to Build New 4×4 at UK Plant
» Brexit Party MEP Hails Britain’s Biggest Insulin Supplier Promising No Brexit Shortages
» Czechia: A Tribute to the Late Vaclav Havel on the 30-Year Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution
» EU Court Declares Germany’s Highway Tolls Illegal
» Italy: Renzi, Salvini to Have TV Debate
» Italy: Mayor of Abuse-Case Town Sues Di Maio — Report
» Multicultural Malmö Police Tell Public to Watch Out for Bombs
» Swedish Teen ‘Hassan’ Suspected of 221 Crimes in Four Years
» UK: All Boris Has Achieved is Uniting the Left: Brexit Party’s Criticism of PM
» UK: Blair on Boris Top Advisor Cummings: ‘Quasi-Anarchist Who Wants to Blow the System Up’
» UK: Confirmed: Remainers Did Not Declare Joint Spending, Broke Electoral Rules in EU Referendum
» UK: London’s Khan Launches Programme to Spare Criminals Jail Time if They’re Women
» UK’s David Cameron Denounces Trump: ‘Protectionist, Xenophobic, Misogynistic’
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Netanyahu’s Chief Rival, Gantz, Rejects PM’s Appeal for Unity Government in Israel
 
Russia
» RN’s Jordan Bardella: “France Has No Interest in Cutting Itself Off From Russia”
 
Far East
» Video: Communist Party of China Issues Direct Message to the American People
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Islamist Mob Burns Christian Church to the Ground in Cameroon
 
Latin America
» GMO Experiment Goes Horribly Wrong: “Mutant” Mosquitoes Could Cause Mass Death
 
Immigration
» France: Police Clear Out Massive Migrant Camp Adjacent to the English Channel
» Interior Department Transfers 500 Acres of Public Land to Pentagon to Build 70 More Miles of Trump Border Wall
» Marine Le Pen Proposes National Referendum on Immigration
» NGO Human Trafficking Ship Picks Up 109 Additional Migrants
» Norwegian Government Expels 15 Migrants With Links to ISIS
 
Culture Wars
» Bomb Threat and Chemical Attack Disrupts Pro-Life Students for Life Event in Rochester, MN — One Arrested
» Merriam-Webster Adds ‘Gender Identity’ Definition of ‘They’ To Dictionary
» New ‘Wearable Chair’ Allows You to be a Sit Down Slave at All Times
» Pope Francis Calls for Abolition of Life Imprisonment
» Student Leaders Fight ‘Heteronormativity’ At Notre Dame
 
General
» The UN’s Climate Change Agenda is So Extreme Its Own Analysts Can’t Defend it
 

Democrats Want to Crash the Economy to Gain Power

The left wants the American people reliant on the government.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Peter Schiff: Why the Fed Won’t be Able to Rescue the Economy This Time Around

Peter Schiff has been saying that the Federal Reserve is going to take interest rates back to zero and launch another round of quantitative easing in order to reinflate the bubble economy after the next crash. The central bank successfully pulled this off after the 2008 crisis. By dropping rates to zero and holding them there for nearly a decade, and running three rounds of QE, the Fed has reinflated the real estate bubble, blown up a bond bubble and pumped up the stock market. But Peter said it’s not going to work the next time around. Instead, Fed monetary policy will tank the dollar and lead to an inflationary recession.

[Comment: The privately owned Fed does not want to rescue the economy. A planned crash is what they are seeking to achieve.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

A Grieving Father is Standing Trial for Criticizing a Judge on Facebook

A Michigan man was jailed last month on a $500,000 bond after writing critical posts on Facebook about the judge who denied him custody of his son. Jonathan Vanderhagen, 35, is now standing trial for malicious use of telecommunication services.

The saga began two years ago when Vanderhagen petitioned Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Rachel Rancilio for sole custody of his 2-year-old son, Killian. Vanderhagen argued that Killian’s biological mother was unfit to be Killian’s sole guardian. Judge Rancilio disagreed and the child’s mother was able to retain custody.

Shortly after the custody dispute, Killian passed away in his mother’s care from what authorities concluded was a preexisting medical condition.

Despite that conclusion, Vanderhagen believed that Killian would still be alive had he been granted custody. Since his son’s death in 2017, Vanderhagen has used his Facebook page to criticize Rancilio’s custody ruling. Those posts, none of which were deemed threatening by the police department that investigated them, landed Vanderhagen in jail.

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

American Airlines Mechanic Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani Arrested Over Sabotaging Plane ‘May Have Ties to ISIS’

An airline mechanic who claimed he sabotaged a plane’s controls because he was disgruntled about union contract negotiations “may have ties to ISIS,” Local 10 reports.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

American Airlines Mechanic Allegedly Had ISIS Connections

The American Airlines mechanic arrested for sabotaging a flight earlier this month in Florida was found to have connections to the Islamic State, authorities said.

Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, a 60-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Iraq, was ordered held without bail during a Wednesday hearing in Miami federal court.

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

Anti-Trump Protesters Verbally Abuse Reporters

Conservative outlet produces eye-opening video of how Infowars reporters are treated by radical left.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Burger King Removes All Plastic Toys From Kids Meals

Burger King has removed all plastic toys from its children’s meals from today after two sisters started a petition.

The fast food chain says the move will save an estimated 320 tonnes of waste annually.

The plastic saved will be used to create new play areas and restaurant items, including interactive trays.

It said the decision was part of a wider commitment to reduce its use of plastic and was “spurred on” by sisters Ella, nine, and Caitlin McEwan, seven, who started a petition against Burger King and McDonald’s using plastic toys in children’s meals.

The Change.org petition the sisters from Southampton set up called on the burger giants to “think of the environment and stop giving plastic toys with their kids’ meals”.

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

By Its Own Definition Antifa is Fascist

Antifa’s founding can be traced back to 2007 in Portland and the Rose City Antifa group. Prior to 2016, the group’s activities were limited to harassing neo-Nazi gatherings and doxing white supremacists. But that changed in 2016 after the election of Donald Trump, when the group declared a national emergency.

Rose City Antifa has a website full of information about the group. In their FAQ (frequently asked questions) section, they admit that fascism can be difficult to define as all fascist movements do not have the same features. They utilize a definition of fascism that is based on a cluster of traits, so that a specific definition is never mentioned. While a movement may not have every one of these traits, if there is a preponderance (a specific number is never defined but we can believe that it’s two or more) then Antifa will classify that movement or group as fascist. By these criteria, Antifa clearly is fascist.

[Comment: Antia = Democrat brownshirts.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Goose Eggs: No Climate Doomsday Warning Has Come True

On the eve of a “global climate strike,” a new report revealed that none of the global warming doomsday predictions of the past 50 years have come true.

“Modern doomsayers have been predicting climate and environmental disaster since the 1960s. They continue to do so today,” said the analysis from the Competitive Enterprise Institute shared with Secrets.

“None of the apocalyptic predictions with due dates as of today have come true,” it added.

The report cites 30 predictions made by experts, government scientists, and global leaders, including former Vice President Al Gore and Britain’s Prince Charles.

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

Gun Control: Wrong Solution to the Wrong Problem

With their push for gun control, liberals are demanding that conservatives acquiesce to their solution for a problem they largely created.

But gun control is the wrong solution to the wrong problem. The actual problem is the growth of mental illness in American society. So the real question that must be answered before any realistic solution can be proposed is why mental illness is trending so noticeably upward.

One measure that shows this increase in mental illness is the significant rise in the number of suicides, which have been steadily climbing for the last couple decades. There were over 47,000 U.S. suicides in 2017, and it is only getting worse.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Gun Sales Jump 15.5 Percent in August as Dems Renew Push for Regulations

Background checks for gun sales, concealed-carry permits, and security spiked in August as congressional Democrats renewed their push for expanded gun control in the wake of several mass shootings.

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System recorded a 15.5 percent uptick in background checks last month, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

The jump in gun sales appears to have been spurred by a desire to secure self-protection amid an epidemic of mass shootings in the U.S., before Congress potentially approves stricter gun-control measures such as an assault-weapons ban, universal background checks, or limits on ammunition.

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

Huge Win! Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Trump to Disclose Tax Returns in Order to Appear on 2020 Primary Ballot

Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting.

In a win for Judicial Watch, the Constitution and Americans, a court granted a preliminary injunction against a California law requiring Trump to release his tax returns in order to appear on the 2020 primary ballot.

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

Instagram is Now Banning Photos of People at Gun Ranges, Claiming They Promote ‘Violence’

Instagram is now blurring out images of women at gun ranges, saying the photos violate “violence or dangerous organization guidelines.”

Yes, really.

A picture was posted showing Kaitlin Bennett and Millie Weaver shooting firearms at a gun range.

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

Justice Dept. IG Referred James Comey for Criminal Prosecution

Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said Wednesday that he referred former FBI Director James B. Comey for criminal prosecution this year after concluding he leaked sensitive materials to a friend.

And the Justice Department watchdog told Congress he would “assess” Republican allegations of inconsistent statements in Mr. Comey’s testimony before the Senate.

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

Laura Loomer’s Lawsuit Forces Facebook to Admit it is a Publisher Despite Zuckerberg’s Lies to Congress (Video)

In May Facebook announced that it had banned several high-profile conservative personalities from their platform, including an incoming ban on the Facebook-owned Instagram.

They labeled conservatives “dangerous.”

Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, and all accounts related to Alex Jones or Infowars (including Paul Joseph Watson) were the main targets of Facebook’s latest purge and were labeled ‘dangerous’ by the social media giant.

To draw away from criticism about only banning pro-Trump figures, Facebook also claimed to be taking action against Louis Farrakhan, the Hitler-loving Nation of Islam leader.

The company alleges that all individuals or accounts engaged in the following behaviors, according to a statement given to pro-censorship CNN reporter Oliver Darcy.

At the same time Facebook has been eliminating billions of page views to conservative publishers.

Laura Loomer took action and filed a lawsuit against far left Facebook.

Earlier this week Laura Loomer got Facebook to admit to being a publisher.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Nearly Half of the U.S.’s Homeless People Live in One State: California

The Trump administration proposed multiple solutions to the homelessness crisis, including deregulation and policing.

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

President Trump Threatens to Send EPA Inspectors to San Francisco and La — Cites Human Waste in Storm Drains, On Streets and Used Needles

President Trump told reporters on Air Force One that his administration will give San Francisco a notice to clean up its homelessness problems.

The president cited human waste in storm drains and used needles as reason to bring in EPA inspectors into the cities.

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

Report: Virginia Colleges Use Racial Considerations in Admissions Process

The Center for Equal Opportunity released a report this month that shows colleges in Virginia, including those considered elites on the university landscape, are considering race in the admissions process.

The center’s research fellow, Althea Nagai, compiled the report focused on five public universities in the commonwealth: University of Virginia, William & Mary, Virginia Tech, James Madison University, and George Mason University.

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

The Invisible Thread

by Diana West

I’m posting the link to my May 15, 2019 Red Thread radio interview with Sean Hannity and Gregg Jarrett (with thanks to Vlad Tepes) because I suddenly realized that this 10-plus minute segment from the beginning of the summer makes a nice bookend to a short passage I find in Andy McCarthy’s late-summer release, Ball of Collusion.

As some may recall, my three-way conversation with Hannity and Jarrett demonstrated what I have found to be a perplexing dynamic in Trump-Russia narratives: namely, an ever-present force field against the notion, even the evidence (as laid out in The Red Thread) that the intellectual history of the anti-Trump conspirators, from Comey to Ohr, from Brennan to Steele, and on and on, reveals open affinities for Marxist ideology, clear connections to communist movements and activities, which bind them all together in a skein of “red threads.”

The preferred consensus — ideology-free — is succinctly expressed in the Hannity interview by Jarrett, who, in answer to the question that guided my research (what motivated these top Washington officials to risk all in their lawless efforts to stop Trump?), stated that their motivation was personal, visceral, job-related. Had I one more soundbyte, I think I would have replied that none of these assuredly plausible motivations cuts the conspirators’ troubling ties with what old Soviet agit prop called “the socialist camp.”

I plan to read the McCarthy book. We are writing about the same events but it seems that we regard them with very different eyes. What I unravel in The Red Thread as an ideologically motivated conspiracy by subverters (if not “occupiers”) of our constiutional republic against a strongly (yea, vsicerally) anti-communist president, Andy McCarthy defines as a more conventional if “scandalous abuse of power” by the Obama administration.

He writes:…

           — Hat tip: Diana West [Return to headlines]
 

The Orwellian Universe of Linda Sarsour

By Steven Emerson

A wide-ranging set of comments by Linda Sarsour — the newly designated official surrogate for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders — reveals the full extent of the Orwellian world in which she lives. Her views are even more shocking than what we already know about her pathological fabrication of history, her abject anti-Semitism, her fanatical hatred of the Jewish state, and her growing leadership role in the Democratic Party.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Tucker: Soros-Funded Prosecutors Letting Criminals Go Free

Soros effectively bought a bunch of District Attorney seats for far-left Democrats who are outright refusing to prosecute criminals for serious crimes.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Cruz Slams “Crazy Left-Wing Ideology” of NYT, Dems Wanting to Impeach Kavanaugh

“This was not accidental”

Senator Ted Cruz hit out at Democratic presidential candidates Wednesday, declaring that Democrats calling for the impeachment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh are using “crazy left-wing ideology” to “intimidate the court.”

Cruz spoke out after the New York Times ran a story alleging that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman, but left out the fact that friends of the woman say she does not recall the incident happening.

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

Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-Pocalyptic Predictions

Thanks go to Tony Heller, who first collected many of these news clips and posted them on RealClimateScience.

Summary

Modern doomsayers have been predicting climate and environmental disaster since the 1960s. They continue to do so today.

None of the apocalyptic predictions with due dates as of today have come true.

What follows is a collection of notably wild predictions from notable people in government and science.

More than merely spotlighting the failed predictions, this collection shows that the makers of failed apocalyptic predictions often are individuals holding respected positions in government and science.

While such predictions have been and continue to be enthusiastically reported by a media eager for sensational headlines, the failures are typically not revisited.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

41 Election Constituencies Now Ethnic Minority-Majority

Canada now has 41 federal constituencies with ethnic minority majorities, eight more than the previous national election in 2015.

Of the eight new minority-majority constituencies, called ‘ridings’ in Canada, the riding of Ajax has seen an 11 per cent growth in its minority population in just 5 years, Canada’s French-speaking public broadcaster Radio Canada reports.

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

Justin Trudeau is Cancelled

I always knew Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a big problem with cultural appropriation.

But to discover that he’s an even bigger fan of blacking up than Al Jolson was somewhat of a surprise.

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

Political Scientist: Trudeau ‘Blackface’ Scandal Could Cost Him the Election

A political scientist predicts that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ‘blackface’ scandal could cost him the upcoming election.

Canadians go to the polls on October 21, 2019, to elect members of the House of Commons to the 43rd Canadian Parliament. Polls show a tight race between Trudeau’s Liberal party and the opposition Conservatives.

Over the past 24 hours, two separate photos and a video have emerged of Trudeau dressing up in ‘blackface’ on three separate occasions.

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

Second ‘Blackface’ Photo of Justin Trudeau Emerges

A second ‘blackface’ photograph of Justin Trudeau has emerged showing the Canadian Prime Minister dressed as a black man during his performance of ‘Day-O’.

Trudeau was embroiled in controversy last night after a photo emerged of him dressed as an Arab for an ‘Arabian Nights’ theme party in 2001.

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

Ambassador Tells Expats Brexit is a ‘Good Opportunity to Come Back to Poland’

Poland’s ambassador to the United Kingdom has urged his country’s expatriates to “seriously consider returning to their homeland” after Brexit.

Arkady Rzegocki wrote in an open letter to this nation’s some-830,000 Poles, advising them to register for settled status in the face of the end of free movement after Brexit, with just 27 per cent of Polish citizens living in the UK having already done so, reports the Metro.

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

Brexit Boost as Leave-Backing Billionaire to Build New 4×4 at UK Plant

British manufacturing has received a boost as Brexit-backing billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe confirmed his brand new 4×4 will be built at a plant in Wales.

Sir Jim, a joiner’s son who grew up in a council house but now leads INEOS — Britain’s biggest private company — is best known as a petrochemicals tycoon, but expressed a desire to get into the carmaking business after Jaguar Land Rover announced it would be ceasing production of its iconic Defender due to European Union emissions regulations.

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

Brexit Party MEP Hails Britain’s Biggest Insulin Supplier Promising No Brexit Shortages

John Longworth, the Director-General of the British Chambers of Commerce turned Brexit Party MEP, has hailed a guarantee from Britain’s biggest insulin supplier that there will be no shortages of the medication if the country makes a clean, no-deal break with the European Union at the end of October.

Longworth, who stepped down from his top business position to campaign for a Leave vote in the 2016 referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, highlighted Novo Nordisk’s September 12th response to “hysterical Remain Project Fear merchants” claiming that Britons will be deprived of essential medicines if the British governments finds the EU is not willing to agree reasonable terms opts to for an exit on standard World Trade Organization (WTO) terms — “no deal”.

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

Czechia: A Tribute to the Late Vaclav Havel on the 30-Year Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

November 2019 will mark the 30-year anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in former Czechoslovakia, led by the dissident author and playwright, the late Vaclav Havel (1936-2011), who subsequently became the first president of what became the Czech Republic. Havel’s works reflected the evils of Communism and its inversion and twisting of morality.

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

EU Court Declares Germany’s Highway Tolls Illegal

Drivers from other EU countries unfairly penalized

(ANSA-AP) — BERLIN, JUNE 18 — The European Court of Justice has ruled that highway tolls in Germany are illegal because they unfairly penalize drivers from other European Union countries. The Luxembourg court’s ruling Tuesday means Germany will have to drop or revise its highway toll system. The case was brought by Austria, which complained that the levies of up to 130 euros ($146) a year are discriminatory and therefore illegal under EU law. All motorists have to pay the toll according to their vehicle’s size and engine type, but German taxpayers can file for refunds. The European Commission initially rejected the toll system on similar grounds to those Austria cited in its court challenge, but later approved an amended version that was intended to address its concerns.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Renzi, Salvini to Have TV Debate

‘It’ll be fun’ says ex-premier, Italia Viva leader

(ANSA) — Rome, September 19 — Ex-premier Matteo Renzi said Thursday that League leader Matteo Salvini has agreed to take him on in a televised debate next month. “I am pleased that Salvini has accepted my proposal for a debate,” Renzi, who this week quit the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) to form his own group, Italia Viva (Italy Alive), said in his e-news newsletter.

“Finally we will confront each other, on RAI1, between October 15 and 17”.

Before leaving the PD, Renzi was instrumental in the party forming a pact with the 5-Star Movement (M5S) for a second government under Premier Giuseppe Conte after former interior minister Salvini pulled the plug on the first Conte executive last month.

Renzi, a former PD leader, has said his new group will continue to support the government.

Italia Viva currently has close to 40 lawmakers in the Senate and Lower House.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Mayor of Abuse-Case Town Sues Di Maio — Report

Bibbiano first citizen under house arrest in fostering probe

(ANSA) — Bologna, September 19 — The suspended mayor of a northern town at the centre of a child-abuse investigation has reportedly taken legal action against Foreign Minister and 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio as well as against several other people.

Andrea Carletti, a member of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), is under house arrest in relation to the probe into alleged malpractice by social workers in fostering cases in the town of Bibbiano in Emilia-Romagna.

Social workers are alleged to have coached and coerced kids into saying their parents were abusing them so that they could be entrusted to ‘friendly’ families for a profit, according to investigators.

The case has frequently been hit the headlines in recent months and sparked political rows. La Gazzetta di Reggio reported that Carletti has filed a complaint regarding 147 internet posts and emails considered offensive or of a threatening nature, including at least one by Di Maio.

The M5S leader posted a message about the case on Facebook in July.

“I don’t want to have anything to do with the PD,” it read.

“With the party that is part of the Bibbiano scandal, with children taken away from their families and even subject to electric shocks and sent to other families, with a PD mayor involved”. Since then the PD and the M5S have formed an alliance for a new government under Premier Giuseppe Conte after League leader Matteo Salvini pulled the plug on the first Conte executive last month.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Multicultural Malmö Police Tell Public to Watch Out for Bombs

The police in the multicultural southern Swedish city of Malmö are warning the public to be on guard at night in case they come across a bomb.

The city’s police put out the warning this week due to an increase in explosions in the last several years, Sveriges Radio reports.

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

Swedish Teen ‘Hassan’ Suspected of 221 Crimes in Four Years

A Swedish 19-year-old is suspected of being involved in 221 crimes over a four-year period, with his criminal career starting at the age of just 12.

Identified in local media reports as Hassan, the criminal male is currently in prison serving a two-year sentence for robbery, among other charges and participated in an interview to speak about his experiences growing up in the Stockholm criminal scene, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

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

UK: All Boris Has Achieved is Uniting the Left: Brexit Party’s Criticism of PM

Brexit Party MEPs have criticised Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament as a “huge mistake” because it has united Remainer MPs from different parties around the common cause of stopping Brexit.

The UK’s Supreme Court is hearing the last day of hearings on Thursday on the legality of Prime Minister Johnson’s prorogation (suspension) of parliament, seeking to reconcile the two contrary rulings of the Scottish Court of Session, which ruled it illegal, and the English High Court, which backed the government.

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

UK: Blair on Boris Top Advisor Cummings: ‘Quasi-Anarchist Who Wants to Blow the System Up’

Iraq War architect and controversial former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has taken aim at Dominic Cummings, a one-time senior figure in the pro-Brexit campaign who now advises PM Boris Johnson in Downing Street, calling him a “quasi-anarchist”.

Persistent anti-Brexit campaigner Blair issued his warning against Dominic Cummings in an interview with the Evening Standard newspaper — a London local freesheet edited by the former Chancellor to the ‘heir to Blair’ David Cameron — criticising the new Conservative government for running the country against his wishes.

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

UK: Confirmed: Remainers Did Not Declare Joint Spending, Broke Electoral Rules in EU Referendum

The Electoral Commission has finally conceded that Remain campaigners broke electoral rules on joint spending during the EU referendum and issued a fine.

The elections watchdog, which Leave campaigners have long accused of being biased and stuffed with Remainers, was initially resistant to looking into extensive allegations of Remain groups co-ordinating their activities in order to circumvent spending limits.

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

UK: London’s Khan Launches Programme to Spare Criminals Jail Time if They’re Women

Labour’s London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a pilot programme which would see women who have committed “lower-level, non-violent offences”, such as thieves and shoplifters, avoid jail in favour of receiving mental health and substance abuse support.

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

UK’s David Cameron Denounces Trump: ‘Protectionist, Xenophobic, Misogynistic’

David Cameron, the notionally conservative former prime minister who lost the EU referendum — and his office with it — has denounced President Donald Trump as “protectionist, xenophobic, misogynistic” in his memoirs, and expressed his bitterness that the Islamic State caliphate which sprung into being during his premiership was crushed on the U.S. leader’s watch.

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

Netanyahu’s Chief Rival, Gantz, Rejects PM’s Appeal for Unity Government in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s direct rival, Benny Gantz, rejected the leader’s appeal to form a unity government on Thursday as the country’s two main political parties remained deadlocked at the end of an unprecedented second election and the prospect of a third one loomed.

Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party and challenger Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party failed to win enough votes in the repeat election to form a coalition government of at least 61 seats in Israel’s 120-seat Parliament.

With nearly all votes counted Thursday, Likud stood at 31 seats and Blue and White held 33.

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

RN’s Jordan Bardella: “France Has No Interest in Cutting Itself Off From Russia”

During a recent National Rally meeting, RN’s vice president Jordan Bardella called for rapprochement between France and Russia. Bardella also referred to Russia a “major geostrategic power”, with whom he would like to establish a balanced relationship with, RT France reports.

“We have always been in favor of a balance, of a multipolar world that places France at the heart of balanced relations, between both the United States and Russia, and with all the major powers,” Bardella said during an interview with RT France on the sidelines of the National Rally (RN) Summer School in Fréjus.

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Video: Communist Party of China Issues Direct Message to the American People

Straight from the Ministry of Propaganda, Communist Chinese Dictator Xi Jinping has unleashed a new tool in his quest to drive the American people into submission.

Introducing Fentanyl the Chicom Dragon! China’s latest advertising mascot has officially been released on the American public.

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Islamist Mob Burns Christian Church to the Ground in Cameroon

A mob of some 100 militants of the Islamic terror group Boko Haram raided and torched a church in the far north of Cameroon, local media reported Wednesday.

On the night of 14 to 15 September, the Boko Haram raiders attacked the local church of the Union of Evangelical Churches in the village of Krawa Mafa, burning it to the ground.

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GMO Experiment Goes Horribly Wrong: “Mutant” Mosquitoes Could Cause Mass Death

More adaptive mosquitoes likely to kill millions in South America.

Remember the two-year experiment to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild to eradicate all the mosquitoes?

For years, we were all lectured by scientists and GMO pushers who insisted that genetically modifying male mosquitoes to be infertile would cause the termination of nearly all offspring as females mated with the GMO males. The result, we were told, would be a mass die-off of the mosquito population at large, saving human lives by avoiding the catastrophic effects of mosquito-borne disease.

Science would save us, in other words. And if we didn’t believe the hype, we were labeled “anti-science.”

At first, the experiment seemed to work. For the initial 18 months of the experiment carried out in Brazil — in which 450,000 genetically modified male mosquitoes were released into the wild — mosquito populations plummeted. But then something happened.

As published in the journal Nature, in a study entitled, “Transgenic Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes Transfer Genes into a Natural Population,” the very same modified genes we were told would never be passed to “in the wild” mosquito populations has, in fact, done exactly that.

Powered by these new genes (and combined with some behavioral adaptation explained below), the mosquito population surged back. Even worse, now the wild populations of mosquitoes in Brazil have these “mutant” genes which were combined from Cuba and Mexican mosquito populations, meaning these new gene-enhanced mosquitoes are now a kind of “super mutant” insect that may be resistant to all sorts of insecticides…

To summarize the findings of the study, this mad science GMO experiment managed to create a super mutant population of mosquitoes that now carry genes that are potentially tied to enhanced insecticide resistance, making them harder to kill than ever before.

[Comment: Wrong? Sure. The “helping to eradicate disease” was “the cover”. The real goal was to “harden” mosquitos to insecticides and so increase the spread of fatal diseases. From this point of view the “experiment” has been a great success.]

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France: Police Clear Out Massive Migrant Camp Adjacent to the English Channel

French police cleared out around 1,000 migrants from a gym and tent camp not far from the English Channel after a court ruled that it was a health and security hazard.

Earlier this month, a court ordered the migrants to be removed to stem disease, violence, and human trafficking which have both increased in the neighborhood, the Local reports.

Many of the migrants in the camp are said to have been Iraqi Kurds hoping to reach the UK.

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Interior Department Transfers 500 Acres of Public Land to Pentagon to Build 70 More Miles of Trump Border Wall

The Interior Department transferred 500 acres of public land to the Pentagon this week to build 70 miles of Trump border wall in New Mexico, Arizona and California.

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Marine Le Pen Proposes National Referendum on Immigration

French populist leader Marine Le Pen has proposed settling France’s immigration issues by recommending referendums on a number of immigration topics.

The National Rally (RN) leader said that she and her party had been excluded from a debate on immigration set for the end of the month where she wanted to propose several referendums to allow the French public to vote on immigration policies, Le Figaro reports.

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NGO Human Trafficking Ship Picks Up 109 Additional Migrants

The migrant ferry ‘Ocean Viking’, operated by the NGO’s Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee, has picked up an additional 109 migrants off the coast of Libya on Tuesday. The ship is currently looking for a port to offload the migrants.

Over the entire summer of 2019, the Ocean Viking has been assisting human traffickers in the shuttling of North African migrants into Europe. The ship doesn’t appear to be letting up one bit.

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Norwegian Government Expels 15 Migrants With Links to ISIS

Figures from the Norwegian Ministry of Justice have revealed that 15 migrants with links to the Islamic State have been permanently deported from the country, NKR reports.

Most of those deported had either fought for the Islamic State or were women who bore children to members of the terrorist organization, according to Justice Minister Jøran Kallmyr.

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Bomb Threat and Chemical Attack Disrupts Pro-Life Students for Life Event in Rochester, MN — One Arrested

A 40 Days for Life and Students for Life Kick Off in Rochester, MN, was disrupted Wednesday night as Students for Life of America Northern Regional Coordinator Noah Maldonado was speaking.

An agitated man allegedly had in his possession what looked to be a bomb. Maldonado was giving a speech titled “Embracing Controversy” at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, MN, as police were called to the scene.

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Merriam-Webster Adds ‘Gender Identity’ Definition of ‘They’ To Dictionary

Sparks comparisons to the novel 1984.

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New ‘Wearable Chair’ Allows You to be a Sit Down Slave at All Times

Humans are now so permanently sedentary, a company has developed a “wearable chair” that lets you sit down anywhere.

The chair appears to be about as comfortable as a squatty potty and looks absolutely ridiculous, but it lets you stare at your phone in a slightly more convenient way than standing up.

Living the dream!

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Pope Francis Calls for Abolition of Life Imprisonment

ROME — Pope Francis said life imprisonment is never legitimate because it deprives criminals of “prospects of reconciliation and reintegration.”

After having officially declared the death penalty “inadmissible” in 2018, Francis has now gone on to extend his condemnation to life imprisonment without parole even for the most dangerous criminals, saying that society has the responsibility to “never suffocate the flame of hope.”

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Student Leaders Fight ‘Heteronormativity’ At Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame to this day exclusively maintains single-sex dorms, with all-male and all-female residence halls at the 177-year-old Catholic institution.

Now its student body president has asserted the university’s dorms wrongfully normalize heterosexuality over homosexuality.

Student Body President Elizabeth Boyle told The College Fix in an interview her team is taking steps to address “heteronormativity” in the Catholic university’s dorms.

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The UN’s Climate Change Agenda is So Extreme Its Own Analysts Can’t Defend it

The peer-reviewed economics literature does not support the popular United Nations’ policy goals.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/19/2019

  1. Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani. What’s in a name?
    When one looks at the reticence of the state to speak certain malefactors names, and their ill concealed glee at staging huge, instant circuses for others with less politically acceptable names ( right Jacinda? ), there does indeed seem to be something in a name.
    If an individual named Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani came to me and said, ‘ I want unsupervised access to critical systems vulnerable to tampering, systems where the least [EXPLETIVE REDACTED] up will result in a large smoking hole ‘, I’d have to ask the question, ‘ and, you’re a muslim, right? So not sorry, Abdul, No. There’s the door. Sod off and swing your [ EXPLETIVE REDACTED ] lot. ‘
    All aviation incidents, accidents and malfeasance has a clear, visible chain of events running from the long-pig luau back to the initial error, omission or bad assumption that caused the bodybag deployment event. This is what they teach us in Human Factors; so called because Human Factors can stop the slightly-used aircraft parts distribution before it happens, or they can accelerate the incipient crater to it’s inevitable conclusion.
    If I hire, say, a violent, delusional meth addict to maintain my airliner, knowing the violent delusional meth addict is going to cause an incident or serious accident because the violent, delusional meth addict is; not to put too fine a point on it, a violent delusional meth addict…I’d go to jail, or have my hind legs litigated off in civil actions.
    Given muslims know history and tendencies to chronic homicidal expressions of the joys of islam, I’d pull on that chain of events and stick a crottling fork in every single chair-warmer who said ‘ Ooooh! You’re a muslim who want’s at the airliners. Welcome aboard!’.
    In a sane society, hiring that chuckle[EXPLETIVE REDACTED] in the first place would be criminal negligence.
    As this is not a sane society, were I aboard that aircraft, I’d be hiring a beemer-load of lawyers and taking AA to civil court, from the HR roastie to the board of directors.

  2. ** decision to suspend parliament as a “huge mistake” because it has united Remainer MPs from different parties **

    God forbid that a sensible non-pusillanimous decision should make the wet hanky brigade cross. Cross, I tell you!

    I wonder if there’s a Gordian Knot moment here. Divorce certainly involves complexities of who’s the better parent, tax consequences, property division, and fractured human feelings. Got it. But . . . it is a form of taking care of business that needs to be taken care of. So, the status quo for Britain is a sick relationship to a imperious, deceptive, controlling, authoritarian nightmare with Big Plans for grinding individuals into the ground and attacking ancient liberties. Globalism on a smaller scale.

    So, ANY action that severs ties to or rejects supranational organizations and brings political life back down to the local level is the correct action. Johnson and the Brexinauts get this in one way or another and bugger all those who wish to serve Brussels. If the latter combine across party so-called lines so be it. You then see the political realities shorn of their camouflage and the realities of that lot are ugly indeed.

    The alternative is to take counsel of your fears and fret, “Oh, what will the Bremainers do if we do what in our hearts we want to do?”

    “Sever uplinks. Strengthen local links.” The new 21st-c. marching orders for people weary of the arrogance of the beautiful people. Upstairs is the attic with Mia Farrow’s neighbors. Downstairs is the living room, the fireplace, the kitchen, the warmth and activity. Downstairs is life.

    Reading Henry 5.0’s speech before the Battle of Waterloo is a good idea just now. It wasn’t about Oh, dear.

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