Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/20/2019

Nigel Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party, once again invited the “Conservatives” to join him in an electoral pact. Mr. Farage warned the Tories that if they refuse, they will be responsible for making Jeremy Corbyn prime minister in a Labour government after the next general election.

In other news, according to the latest polls, former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is the most popular political leader in Italy.

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Thanks to Caroline Glick, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, RL, RR, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» Bill De Blasio Ends Presidential Bid
» CNN Tries to Paint Lewandowski as a Liar Until He Reminds Them of Their Latest Hire, Andrew McCabe, “Who’s Under Criminal Referral for Lying Under Oath”
» Democratic Donor Ed Buck Paid at Least 10 Men to Use Drugs for His Own Pleasure, Prosecutors Say
» Did ISIS-Linked Airline Mechanic Disable Same System That Previously Crashed Two 737s?
» Florida Man Friday: DUI Couple Gets it on in Backseat of Police Cruiser
» Greta Thunberg Calls US ‘Biggest Carbon Polluter in History’
» Greta’s Climate Insanity Reaches Fever Pitch
» Ilhan Omar Cheats on Husband, Leaves Him for Political Consultant, Then Had Him Fired From Job Back in Minnesota
» In Nevada Desert, Area 51 Raid Lures Festive UFO Hunters; Three Arrested
» Jeffrey Epstein ‘Sex Slave’ Describes ‘Having Sex With Prince Andrew at Age 17’
» MSNBC Poll on 2nd Amendment Backfires
» Not a Free Speech Platform: Facebook Declares it’s a ‘Publisher’ & Can Censor Whomever it Wants, Walking Into Legal Trap
» Rudy Giuliani Blasts Chris Cuomo for CNN’s Refusal to Cover Massive Biden Family Ukrainian Scandal (Video)
» Teen Climate Change Activist Says the World is Ending So What’s the Point of Studying? (Video)
» Trump Admin Tells UNC, Duke to Revise Islam Program or Lose Taxpayer Funds
» Video: CNN’s Savidge Goes to Democratic Stronghold in Minnesota Finds Everyone is Voting for Trump
» Watch: Beto Says He’s Going to Confiscate Guns, Then Says Talk of Confiscation is ‘Fearmongering’
» You Just Can’t Make This Up! Joe Biden’s $1.5 Billion China-Ukraine Bribery Scandal That Was Ignored by Media is Now President Trump’s Scandal!
 
Canada
» Tomlinson: Five Times Justin Trudeau Tried Too Hard to be ‘Woke’
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria Revives Double Passport Plan for Alto Adige
» Black Panther Found Prowling Roofs in French Town
» Italy: Three Cops Probed Over Salvini Son’s PWC-Ride Incident
» Italy’s Globalist Coalition in Trouble as Former PM Renzi Leaves PD to Form New Party
» Poll: Salvini Now Most Trusted Political Leader in Italy
» Scottish Govt Drops ‘Stalinist’ Law Assigning Every Child a ‘Named Person’ State Guardian
» Shocking Papal Audience Message in Preparation for the Return of Cardinal Pell
» Sweden: Police Warn Public of Dangers Going Out Late at Night Due to Recent Spate of Bombings
» Sweden: SVT Journalists Pelted With Stones While Reporting on Planned Mosque Project in Multicultural District
» The Economist Calls for ‘Complete Overhaul’ of Economy to Fight Climate Change
» UK: Farage Urges Boris to Agree Election Pact, or Tories Will be Responsible for ‘Saddling Country With Corbyn Govt’
» UK: Pro-Israel Group Pulls Out of Labour Conference for Fear of Abuse
» UK: Rotherham Pedophile Handed Extended Jail Sentence for Intimidating His Victim Online
» ‘We Live in a Narco State’ — Lawyer Gunned Down in Liberal Amsterdam, Moroccan Mafia Suspected
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Caroline Glick: A Note on Israel’s Elections
 
Middle East
» Kuwait: Segregate Male and Female Students at Shadadiyah University or Face Grilling
» Kuwait: American Woman Molested by a Doctor in a Clinic
» Saudi Arabia Oil Attacks: US to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia
 
Far East
» Threatened by Social Credit Score, Christians in China Replace Ten Commandments With Xi Jinping Quotes
» Video: Communist Party of China Issues Direct Message to the American People
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘I Just Wanted the Day Off’: School Children Admit They Used Climate Change Protests as an Excuse to Skip Class — as Melbourne Crowd Hits 100,000 During Mass ‘Save the Planet’ Strike
 
Latin America
» Maduro Reversal? Price Controls Not Being Enforced, Leading to Economic Revival in Venezuela
» Neurotoxin May Have Caused Diplomats’ Illness in Cuba: Study
 
Immigration
» Germany: 70 Percent of Crime Suspects in Hamburg’s ‘Gay District’ Are Foreigners
» Germany: Moroccan Truck Driver Who Murdered Pro-Migration Activist Sentenced to Life in Prison
» Hungarian FM on Migrant Redistribution Quotas: “We Reject it!”
» Hungarian Minister: With Salvini Europe Was Safe
» Italy: Migrant Repatriations Should be Handled by EU — Mattarella
» More Winning! Trump Reaches Deal to Send Asylum Seekers to El Salvador — Goes Around Open Border Democrats
» Swedish News Crew Stoned While Covering Mosque Project in Migrant District
 
Culture Wars
» #BelieveAllLies
» ‘Absolute Theological Bankruptcy’: Union Theological Seminary Students Confess Climate Sins to Plants
» Louisiana Parents Outraged Over State ‘Health’ Survey Asking Sexually Explicit Questions
 
General
» Climate Protests: Marches Worldwide Against Global Warming
» Exploding 492,126-Foot Asteroid Created New Species on Earth Millions of Years Ago
 

Bill De Blasio Ends Presidential Bid

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday he is ending his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

“After several months of campaigning, I have reached the point where I feel I have contributed all I can to this Democratic primary,” de Blasio said in an op-ed published by NBC News. “Today, I’m ending my campaign for the presidency.”

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

CNN Tries to Paint Lewandowski as a Liar Until He Reminds Them of Their Latest Hire, Andrew McCabe, “Who’s Under Criminal Referral for Lying Under Oath”

Yesterday, former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski was asked to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee, as part of their efforts to hold impeachment hearings against Trump.

Before the Democrats clown show started, Lewandowski blistered Democrats in his opening statement:

He mocked the anti-Trump Democrat presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell who dropped out of the race when he couldn’t pull down 1% in the polls, repeatedly referring to him as “President Swalwell.”

He humiliated Sheila Jackson-Lee, who attempted to discredit Lewandowski without allowing him the opportunity to respond.

And then, there was one moment when it looked like the Democrats were going to finally trip up Lewandowski on a statement he made during an interview with MSNBC host Ari Melber. During the interview, Lewandowski told Melber, “I don’t ever remember the president ever asking me to get involved with Jeff Sessions or the Department of Justice in any way, shape, or form.”

Democratic counsel Barry Berke questioned Lewandowski about the clip, asking him if he heard it? Lewandowski responded, saying, “Yes, I heard it.” “That wasn’t true, was it, sir?” Berke asked. Lewandowski responded, “I have no obligation to be honest with the media because they’re just as dishonest as anyone else.”

This morning, the fearless Corey Lewandowski appeared in the anti-Trump lion’s den. CNN host, Allison Camerota, like the Democratic legal counsel yesterday, attempted to paint Lewandowski as a liar. Lewandowski brilliantly turned her accusations into an opportunity for him to point out that CNN hired Andrew McCabe as a paid contributor on their network, and that he is currently under criminal referral for lying under oath.

When Camerota asked Lewandowski to clarify his remarks, asking if he thinks he only needs to tell the truth under oath, he replied, “I’ll be happy to answer your question, and I’ll be held to the same standard as your employees. That can’t be said, the truth about James Comey, or Andrew McCabe, who’s employed by CNN.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Democratic Donor Ed Buck Paid at Least 10 Men to Use Drugs for His Own Pleasure, Prosecutors Say

In political circles, Ed Buck was best known as a wealthy donor who championed animal rights and LGBTQ causes, dumping more than half a million dollars into the coffers of Democratic candidates running for school boards, Senate seats and spots on the West Hollywood City Council.

In West Hollywood’s Plummer Park, less than a mile from Buck’s home, homeless men in desperate circumstances had a much simpler frame of reference for the 65-year-old.

They called him “Dr. Kevorkian.”

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

Did ISIS-Linked Airline Mechanic Disable Same System That Previously Crashed Two 737s?

Now that we know that the Miami American Airlines mechanic who sabotaged a plane had on his phone Islamic State video, two questions arise: Are any (other?) jihadist-minded mechanics working on our jetliners?

And has such terrorism already cost lives?

Reminiscent of the Obama administration labeling the 2009 terrorism-inspired Fort Hood shooting “workplace violence,” the media assured us that airplane saboteur Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani was motivated solely by a labor dispute.

The Washington Examiner reports on the story: “Alani was accused earlier this month of inserting an object into the navigational system of the airplane [a Boeing 737] that would … [alter] airspeed readings.”

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

Florida Man Friday: DUI Couple Gets it on in Backseat of Police Cruiser

In an ancient tradition dating all the way back to earlier this year, each week I collect the craziest stories from America’s funnest state, a place where the palmetto bugs roam and the iguanas play… where the weather tries to kill you even on a nice day… but most importantly, the state with a sunshine law so revealing that every crazy little crime becomes a headline news item.

So join me, won’t you, on another…

Florida Man Friday!

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

Greta Thunberg Calls US ‘Biggest Carbon Polluter in History’

Teen activist demands US Congress ‘listen to scientists’ on climate change.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Greta’s Climate Insanity Reaches Fever Pitch

The left wants America to bow down to propaganda delivered by a teenage girl.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ilhan Omar Cheats on Husband, Leaves Him for Political Consultant, Then Had Him Fired From Job Back in Minnesota

New evidence has emerged earlier this week that Rep. Ilhan Omar did indeed marry her brother, and that her real name may actually be Ilhan Nur Said. A resurfaced tweet from 2013 links to a now-deleted Instagram post in which she refers to her father by the name Nur Said.

The tweet was later deleted this morning!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

In Nevada Desert, Area 51 Raid Lures Festive UFO Hunters; Three Arrested

RACHEL, Nev. (Reuters) — UFO enthusiasts drawn by alien-themed festivities continued to pour into rural Nevada on Friday near the Area 51 U.S. military base, but fears of a mass raid on the remote site or a public safety crisis proved unfounded, with only three people arrested.

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

Jeffrey Epstein ‘Sex Slave’ Describes ‘Having Sex With Prince Andrew at Age 17’

Virignia Roberts, who claims she was a “sex slave” of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, alleges in a new TV show that had sex with Prince Andrew in 2001 when she was just 17.

The incident occurred in the London townhouse of Ghislaine Maxwell, a former Epstein girlfriend who became his top aide, after the prince gave her vodka at a nightclub, she says.

In her first television interview, Roberts — who now goes by her married name “Guiffre” — talked with NBC’s “Dateline,” joining with five other Epstein accusers, including three who have not come forward before. The episode, titled “Reckoning,” airs on Friday night at 10 p.m. EST.

Prince Andrew has denied Giuffre’s allegations, but a photo, allegedly taken by Epstein, shows the prince his arm around the waist of Giuffre, who was 17 at the time.

Giuffre, who is now 35, says she is telling the truth about Prince Andrew. “He was an abuser, he was a participant,” she says on the show.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

MSNBC Poll on 2nd Amendment Backfires

Americans show support for those who carry guns in public

Over 800 thousand people have voted in an MSNBC poll asking, “Do you think people should be allowed to carry guns in public?” and the consensus is heavily pro-Second Amendment.

The results prove the left’s anti-gun agenda is not popular as nearly 750 thousand voters answered, “Yes! The Second Amendment guarantees it.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Not a Free Speech Platform: Facebook Declares it’s a ‘Publisher’ & Can Censor Whomever it Wants, Walking Into Legal Trap

Facebook has invoked its free speech right as a publisher, insisting its ability to smear users as extremists is protected, but its legal immunity thus far has rested on a law which protects platforms, not publishers. Which is it?

Facebook has declared it has the right, as a publisher, to exercise its own free speech and bar conservative political performance artist Laura Loomer from its platform. Even calling her a dangerous extremist is allowed under the First Amendment, because it’s merely an opinion, Facebook claims in its motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Loomer.

But Facebook has always defined itself as a tech company providing a platform for users’ speech in the past, a definition that has come to appear increasingly ridiculous in the era of widespread politically-motivated censorship. Now, the not-so-neutral content platform has redefined itself as a publisher equipped with a whole new set of rights, but bereft of the protections that have kept it safe from legal repercussions in the past.

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

Rudy Giuliani Blasts Chris Cuomo for CNN’s Refusal to Cover Massive Biden Family Ukrainian Scandal (Video)

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani joined Laura Ingraham on Thursday to discuss the latest media scandal against Donald Trump.

Rudy Giuliani told Laura Ingraham, “This is the best indication I’ve ever seen that CNN and the New York Times are completely corrupt.”

This was after his blowout interview earlier on Thursday with Chris Cuomo on CNN.

Rudy then went on to discuss Joe Biden’s bribery and extortion of the Ukrainian government.

After leaving office in 2017, Vice President Joe Biden Bragged about strong-arming the government of Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Teen Climate Change Activist Says the World is Ending So What’s the Point of Studying? (Video)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats have been saying that the world is going to end in 10 to 12 years and now young activists are picking up the same language and twisted logic.

A teen climate activist named Jamie Margolin testified before Congress and said that many of her peers are wondering why they should bother studying, since the world is going to end.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Admin Tells UNC, Duke to Revise Islam Program or Lose Taxpayer Funds

The Trump administration is calling on the University of North Carolina (UNC) and Duke University to revise their joint Middle Eastern studies program or lose taxpayer funding. According to the Department of Education, the program offers very few, “if any,” programs focused on the historic discrimination against religious minorities in the Middle East, and lacks balance, focusing on the “positive aspects of Islam” while having an “absolute absence” of a similar focus on the positive aspects of Christianity and Judaism.

The U.S. Department of Education says that Duke and UNC are misusing a federal grant to advance “ideological priorities,” and is ordering the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies (CMES) to revise its joint program by September 22 or risk losing federal funding, according to a report by the Associated Press.

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

Video: CNN’s Savidge Goes to Democratic Stronghold in Minnesota Finds Everyone is Voting for Trump

CNN’s Martin Savidge traveled to the iron range area of Minnesota this week. The Iron Range near Lake Superior is traditionally a Democratic stronghold. Not anymore. Miners and working families are voting for Trump.

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

Watch: Beto Says He’s Going to Confiscate Guns, Then Says Talk of Confiscation is ‘Fearmongering’

Mr one percent contradicts himself in the same breath

Beto O’Rourke admits that if he ever became President he would force Americans to give up their firearms. But he also claims that anyone suggesting the government is going to do such a thing is ‘fearmongering’.

It was left to CNN’s Chris ‘Fredo’ Cuomo, of all people, to explain to Beto that he is a walking contradiction.

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

You Just Can’t Make This Up! Joe Biden’s $1.5 Billion China-Ukraine Bribery Scandal That Was Ignored by Media is Now President Trump’s Scandal!

After leaving office in 2017, Vice President Joe Biden Bragged about strong-arming the government of Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor.

Joe Biden made the remarks during a meeting of foreign policy specialists. Biden said he, “Threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.” Biden suggested during his talk that Barack Obama was in on the threat.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Tomlinson: Five Times Justin Trudeau Tried Too Hard to be ‘Woke’

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is engulfed in a blackface scandal, a stark contrast to the “woke” persona he spent years crafting.

Since becoming the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Trudeau has gone out of his way to prove his progressive credentials to the public at large. Here are five times the Canadian leader has flexed his “woke” credentials.

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

Austria Revives Double Passport Plan for Alto Adige

Parliament passes amendment for South Tyrol’s German speakers

(ANSA) — Bolzano, September 20 — The Austrian parliament on Friday revived a plan to give a double passport to Alto Adige’s German and Ladin speakers with the approval of an amendment on this issue. The amendment was backed by Austrian People’s Party and the far-right FPOE, while the Social Democrats and the other parties in parliament voted against.

The plan had been put on ice following objections from Rome.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Black Panther Found Prowling Roofs in French Town

A young black panther found prowling the roofs of a northern French town has been captured by emergency services.

Astonished residents in Armentières near Lille gazed at the powerful feline walking along a second-floor ledge and going in and out of an open window for nearly an hour on Wednesday.

Police made a cordon in case it jumped, while rescuers entered the building calmly so as not to shock the big cat.

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

Italy: Three Cops Probed Over Salvini Son’s PWC-Ride Incident

Journalist said police tried to stop him filming the episode

(ANSA) — Rome, September 19 — Three police officers have been put under investigation by prosecutors in Ravenna in relation to an incident linked to League leader and former interior minister Matteo Salvini getting an officer to give his son a ride on one of the force’s personal watercrafts (PWC) earlier in the summer.

The incident took place at the Milano Marittima resort on the Adriatic on July 30.

The three officers were formally identified following a request from the interior ministry in relation to an ensuring episode in which a reporter from daily newspaper La Repubblica tried to film the ride.

The journalist said he was confronted by men who said they were cops and tried to stop him.

Salvini, who subsequently pulled the plug on the government he was part of at the time, has admitted making a “mistake” in asking the officer for the ride and sparking controversy about his use of State resources.

The three police officers, who were part of Salvini’s security detail, were questioned by prosecutors in the presence of their lawyers on Wednesday, sources said.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy’s Globalist Coalition in Trouble as Former PM Renzi Leaves PD to Form New Party

Italy’s former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has left the Democratic Party (PD) to form a Macron-styled centrist party, in a move that could destabilize the already shaking coalition between the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the Democratic Party.

On Tuesday, Renzi announced his decision to leave the PD to form his own centrist party, the Local Italy reports. He is said to have informed Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte about his decision over the phone.

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

Poll: Salvini Now Most Trusted Political Leader in Italy

Italy’s populist ex-interior minister Matteo Salvini is now the most trusted political leader in the country, according to polling.

The League (Lega) leader scored a 40 per cent trust rating in the poll, beating current Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who received 39 per cent.

A further 48 per cent of the respondents said they had little to no confidence in the new Five Star-Democratic Party government which Conte heads, Il Giornale reports.

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

Scottish Govt Drops ‘Stalinist’ Law Assigning Every Child a ‘Named Person’ State Guardian

The Scottish Government has finally dropped a “Stalinist” law which would have assigned every child under 18 a so-called Named Person — effectively a state guardian.

The legislation was introduced by the Scottish National Party (SNP), a left-liberal party which supports separating Scotland from the United Kingdom but backs subordinating it to the European Union, in the Scottish Parliament — roughly analogous to a a state legislature in the United States — where it leads a minority government.

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

Shocking Papal Audience Message in Preparation for the Return of Cardinal Pell

Cardinal Pell expected to publicly repent and be allowed back to Rome.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Sweden: Police Warn Public of Dangers Going Out Late at Night Due to Recent Spate of Bombings

Guest post by Peter Imanuelsen, more commonly known as Peter Sweden

The police in the city of Malmö has now warned Swedish citizens to be more vigilant after a young woman was seriously injured in a bombing attack last week.

Students were on their way home from parties in the city of Lund, when a 23 year old woman happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. A grocery store was blown up by a massive bomb, and the woman got serious injuries to her face. She was collateral damage. Witnesses have told how the woman screamed, fell on her knees and collapsed, and how she had blood all over her face. Other witnesses tell how buildings were shaking during the attack.

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

Sweden: SVT Journalists Pelted With Stones While Reporting on Planned Mosque Project in Multicultural District

A news team from the Swedish national broadcaster SVT reported having stones thrown at them while reporting from the site of a planned Islamic center in the migrant rich district of Uppsala.

According to SVT, two of their journalists were in the Stenhagen district of Uppsala, an area well-known for its significant migrant populations, to interview representatives from the Dawa foundation who are planning to build an Islamic center in the area.

“When the group went into the woods where the center is to be built to film an interview, several large stones landed next to them on the ground,” the journalists from SVT said.

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

The Economist Calls for ‘Complete Overhaul’ of Economy to Fight Climate Change

The Economist magazine has devoted an entire weekly issue to the “climate crisis,” calling for “all-encompassing” measures to curb global warming.

Because “the processes that force climate change are built into the foundations of the world economy and of geopolitics,” the UK-based journal insists, “measures to check climate change have to be similarly wide-ranging and all-encompassing.”

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

UK: Farage Urges Boris to Agree Election Pact, or Tories Will be Responsible for ‘Saddling Country With Corbyn Govt’

Nigel Farage has again called on the Conservative Party to agree an election pact with his Brexit Party, warning that if the Tories refuse, they will be responsible for “saddling the country with a Corbyn administration”.

The comments were in reference to remarks made at a Telegraph event on Wednesday night by leading Conservative Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg, who said that while he respected Nigel Farage as a “very distinguished political figure and important to what has happened in this country”, Brexiteers who left the Conservatives to join the Brexit Party should return, saying that a vote for Farage’s party would be “a vote effectively for Jeremy Corbyn”.

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

UK: Pro-Israel Group Pulls Out of Labour Conference for Fear of Abuse

Labour Friends of Israel will not be holding a stall at this week’s Labour Party conference for fear that their staff will be subjected to antisemitic abuse.

The LFI had paid for a stand in the exhibition hall at the five-day long event starting this weekend in Brighton, but have pulled out at the last minute.

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

UK: Rotherham Pedophile Handed Extended Jail Sentence for Intimidating His Victim Online

A convicted pedophile jailed for ten years for sexually abusing young girls in Rotherham has had three years and nine months added to his prison sentence for trolling and intimidating one of his victims on social media.

Waseem Khaliq, 35, after being convicted of indecent assault and child abduction at Sheffield Crown Court, set up a fake Facebook account and used it to intimidate one of his victims and to undermine her evidence, BBC reports.

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

‘We Live in a Narco State’ — Lawyer Gunned Down in Liberal Amsterdam, Moroccan Mafia Suspected

Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum was shot dead on the streets of Amsterdam this week, with some believing the shooting was tied to a major Moroccan mafia drug case.

The shooting took place on Wednesday morning at around 7:30 a.m. and saw the assassin fleeing the scene on foot, according to police, who say they have not made any arrests in the case so far, Le Figaro reports.

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

Caroline Glick: A Note on Israel’s Elections

The US media coverage of the Israeli election has misrepresented the results of Tuesday’s vote. This isn’t necessarily deliberate. Israeli elections are inscrutable for most foreigners, particularly for Americans who are used to the clarity of the presidential system and two-party system.

Here are a few of basic facts about how the vote has gone, and where Israel is likely to go in the days and weeks ahead.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not lose and his challenger, former IDF chief of general staff and Blue and White faction chief Benny Gantz did not win. Despite the fact that Blue and White won 31 seats in the 120-seat Knesset to Likud’s 31 seats, Gantz cannot form a government under any circumstances. He cannot build a majority coalition.

Wednesday Netanyahu assembled the heads of all the right wing and religious parties that form the basis for Likud-led governing coalitions. The factions unified into one right-wing bloc and agreed on principles for future coalition talks. They agreed to conduct coalition talks as a bloc, under Netanyahu’s leadership. By forming this 55-member bloc, Netanyahu created a situation where he is the only possible prime minister. Either the Blue and White Party — or one of its three factions — joins him, or Amir Peretz and Orly Levy bring the Labor party in, or Israel goes to new elections. Those are the only options…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]
 

Kuwait: Segregate Male and Female Students at Shadadiyah University or Face Grilling

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: MP Mohammed Hayef said Minister of Education and Higher Education Hamed Al-Azmi will face an interpellation if the new Shadadiyah University does not implement the segregation policy.

The MP asserted that he will not tolerate this negligence, indicating the minister should take responsibility for allowing male and female students to mix considering the new university was built with separate facilities for each gender. He will monitor the situation until the minister deals with the teething problems at the university.

           — Hat tip: RR [Return to headlines]
 

Kuwait: American Woman Molested by a Doctor in a Clinic

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17: An unidentified American woman who went to a plastic surgeon for some treatment has filed a complaint with the police station in the Capital Governorate accusing the doctor of immorality, reports Al-Rai daily In her complaint the woman said the doctor during the process started feeling her body and when she suspected his motives, she prepared to leave the clinic, and at this point he allegedly grabbed her and kissed her on the lips. The case has been referred to the Public Prosecutor and the doctor has been summoned for interrogation.

           — Hat tip: RR [Return to headlines]
 

Saudi Arabia Oil Attacks: US to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia

The US has announced plans to send forces to Saudi Arabia in the wake of attacks against the country’s oil infrastructure.

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told reporters the deployment would be “defensive in nature”. Total troop numbers have not yet been decided.

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attacks against two oil facilities last week.

But the US and Saudi Arabia have both blamed Iran itself.

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

Threatened by Social Credit Score, Christians in China Replace Ten Commandments With Xi Jinping Quotes

Chinese Communist Party wants to “become God”.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

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

Throwing down the gauntlet, the central committee tells Americans to submit to their fate

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.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘I Just Wanted the Day Off’: School Children Admit They Used Climate Change Protests as an Excuse to Skip Class — as Melbourne Crowd Hits 100,000 During Mass ‘Save the Planet’ Strike

Thousands of people flooded Sydney’s streets as they made their way to the Domain to take part in the demonstration calling for action on climate change.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Maduro Reversal? Price Controls Not Being Enforced, Leading to Economic Revival in Venezuela

Almost unnoticed by the mainstream media are recent decisions by Venezuela’s Marxist dictator, Nicolas Maduro, to relax some of the more debilitating of his economic policies. That relaxation is already leading to economic revival in the country’s cities.

As reported by Kejal Vyas from Caracas and published by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, Maduro “has quietly and cautiously begun implementing free-market policies … [his regime has] largely stopped enforcing the price controls that had led to dire food shortages … [which is] giving some life, even if limited, to the economy.”

The economy under Maduro is worse than America’s was at the bottom of the Great Depression, and the IMF is forecasting it will shrink by another 35 percent this year. More than four million of Venezuela’s 30 million residents have left the country, leaving the rest behind to cope with lack of food, medical services and supplies, disease, and starvation.

But, thanks to Maduro’s silent lifting of some of his more onerous restrictions, the economy is beginning to recover, at least in Caracas.

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Neurotoxin May Have Caused Diplomats’ Illness in Cuba: Study

HAVANA (Reuters) — Fumigation against mosquitoes in Cuba and not “sonic attacks” may have caused some 40 U.S. and Canadian diplomats and family members in Havana to fall ill, according to a new study commissioned by the Canadian government.

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Germany: 70 Percent of Crime Suspects in Hamburg’s ‘Gay District’ Are Foreigners

In Hamburg’s St. Georg district, a district well-known for its large gay community, suspects involved in violent crimes are overwhelmingly foreigners, according to a newly released report.

An information request submitted by the populist-nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has revealed that 71.3 percent of suspected violent criminals are foreigners, up from 67 percent in 2017, Junge Freiheit reports.

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Germany: Moroccan Truck Driver Who Murdered Pro-Migration Activist Sentenced to Life in Prison

A German court handed a life sentence to the Moroccan murderer of a 28-year-old woman and pro-migration activist who was hitchhiking through Germany.

After being convicted of murdering Sophia Lösche, 42-year-old Moroccan truck driver Boujemaa L. was sentenced to life in prison by a court in the Bavarian city of Bayreuth.

Ms. Lösche’s body was discovered in a shallow grave not far from a gas station in northern Spain in June of 2018, Voice of Europe reported at the time.

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Hungarian FM on Migrant Redistribution Quotas: “We Reject it!”

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that Hungary would continue to defend its borders amid fresh attempts by the European Union to impose mandatory migrant redistribution quotas on its member states.

“We will not yield to the blackmail of either Soros’ NGOs, western (European) governments or Brussels,” Szijjartó said during an interview with Die Welt. “We will not implement the compulsory settlement quota and we will continue to oppose it as we have done so far.”

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Hungarian Minister: With Salvini Europe Was Safe

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjartó has come out against the new Italian leftist coalition government, stating that the borders of Europe were safer when Matteo Salvini was in office.

The 40-year-old minister spoke out about the new coalition’s move to reopen Italy’s ports to migrant transport NGOs, saying Italy had been successful stopping illegal migration with Salvini as interior minister and the change of government had led to a shift which he felt regret over, Il Giornale reports.

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Italy: Migrant Repatriations Should be Handled by EU — Mattarella

President meets German counterpart, calls for internal stimulus

(ANSA) — Rome, September 19 — President Sergio Mattarella stressed the need for share responsibility of the management of migrant flows and argued the EU should handle the repatriations of people whose asylum requests have been rejected after meeting his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday. “We think that it is necessary for countries to feel the responsibility to activate common redistribution mechanisms and that the EU should assume the duty of repatriations… for those who do not have the right to stay in the EU,” Mattarella said. The Italian president also talked about the economic situation.

“Trade tensions and the threat of trade wars create particularly complicated circumstances, so it is necessary to have measures that stimulate the domestic markets and to develop investment to maintain the balance of our countries’ economies,” he said.

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More Winning! Trump Reaches Deal to Send Asylum Seekers to El Salvador — Goes Around Open Border Democrats

Best. President. Ever.

The open border Democrat Party has refused to lift a finger to secure American borders. The open borders Democrat Party has even called to take down existing walls and flood the country with millions and millions of illegal, third world, migrants.

This is the modern day Democrat Party — dangerous open border fanatics.

President Trump worked around the open borders Democrats again this week and reached a deal to send asylum seekers to El Salvador.

This is a huge win for President Trump and once again shows how radical the Democrat Party is in America today.

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Swedish News Crew Stoned While Covering Mosque Project in Migrant District

Large rocks thrown by attackers, car window smashed.

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#BelieveAllLies

by Ruth S. King

So much has been written about truth. In the King James Bible one reads: “ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”

George Orwell warned: ‘The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.’

Winston Chuchill : The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

Friedrich Nietzsche opined: “All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.”

And my favorite is “In vino veritas” …in Chardonnay there is truth.

Lies are now defined by people as inner or personal truths. Even though they are so often wrong, the left is never in doubt. Outright prevarication is “settled fact” and will brook no skepticism, let alone challenge.

Examples of lies that are now “settled” truth for the “woke” generation…

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‘Absolute Theological Bankruptcy’: Union Theological Seminary Students Confess Climate Sins to Plants

Students at Union Theological Seminary prayed to a display of plants set up in the chapel of the school, prompting the institution to issue a statement explaining the practice as many on social media mocked them.

“Today in chapel, we confessed to plants,” the nation’s oldest independent seminary declared Tuesday on Twitter. “Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor. What do you confess to the plants in your life?”

Today in chapel, we confessed to plants. Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor.

The ceremony, which is part of professor Claudio Carvalhaes’ class “Extractivism: A Ritual/Liturgical Response,” drew ridicule from many on Twitter, some of whom accused the seminary and students of having lost their minds.

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Louisiana Parents Outraged Over State ‘Health’ Survey Asking Sexually Explicit Questions

Parents in Oakdale, Louisiana expressed outrage after their middle-school children were asked sexually explicit questions on a survey at the school-based health center.

One parent, Christin Willis, provided KPLC TV with a list of several questions from the survey:

Have you ever had any type of sex — vaginal, anal or oral sex?

Have you ever been attracted to the same sex?

Girl to girl or guy to guy?

Or do you feel that you are gay, lesbian or bisexual?”

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Climate Protests: Marches Worldwide Against Global Warming

Millions of people around the world held a global climate strike on Friday, inspired by activist Greta Thunberg.

Protesters across continents waved placards and chanted slogans in what could be the biggest ever demonstration over global warming caused by humans.

“Our house is on fire”, Ms Thunberg said at a rally. “We will not just stand aside and watch.”

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Exploding 492,126-Foot Asteroid Created New Species on Earth Millions of Years Ago

A new study revealed that an asteroid may have largely contributed to the evolution of life on Earth over 460 million years ago. It certainly contradicts the life-ending event caused by a different asteroid 66 million years ago.

Asteroids are mainly regarded as a major cosmic threat to Earth primarily due to what happened to the planet during the time of the dinosaurs. According to reports, an asteroid several miles long crashed into Earth 66 million years ago and triggered a series of catastrophic events that led to the extinction of over 70% of life on the planet.

A recent study, however, proposed that a different asteroid could be responsible for kicking off life on the planet. According to the researchers, a massive collision in the asteroid belt broke up a giant space rock that was over 490,000 feet long. This caused thousands of meteorites to flood the solar system. Many of these meteorites crashed to Earth about 466 million years ago.

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/20/2019

  1. “They’ve been accustomed to winning , without arguing [ment]”.
    or is it not having their lies being questioned and checked out.

    https://www.spiked-online.com/video/deplorables-trump-brexit-and-the-demonised-masses/?fbclid=IwAR274J5JVnyF0Zh7UIq8g7qRWOsZil-FpAZnblYLBw_bLlUhNdHJ4C2ZQVk
    The video (26 min 36 secs.) is a good documentary of the changes bought about by Brexit and Trump, in recognizing another part of the community.
    Can change across to youtube.
    Going by comment section dates it seems to be ’20th September 2019′ when published.

    “VOTE deplorable NOT despotic” 🙂
    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” JFK.

    from you tube comments 🙂

    Very well put into words, showing up how the “humpty dumpties” try to twist and turn words to denigrate the rest of us, and this reclaims in good faith, what we are! 🙂

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