Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/5/2019

Hurricane Dorian has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm as it accelerates up the East Coast just offshore of the Carolinas after battering Charleston. It is expected to continue northeastwards over the open ocean before passing over Nova Scotia as a tropical storm.

In other news, according to the latest polls, a majority of Germans support Angela Merkel and want to see her finish out her term as chancellor.

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Financial Crisis
» ADP Says 195,000 Private-Sector Jobs Added in August
 
USA
» Biden’s Eye Appears to Fill With Blood During Climate Change Town Hall
» Boiler Failure Triggered Gas Explosion at Nevada Dorm
» Exclusive: Ted Cruz Slams Antifa as ‘Terrorist Organization’ After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Promoted Fundraiser for Violent Protesters
» Exclusive: FBI Never Searched Pervert Weiner’s Laptop Until After the 2016 Election — Weiner’s iPad and iPhone Are Now Missing!
» Hartford Man Injured in Frog Hollow Shooting
» Hurricane Dorian Battering South Carolina, North Carolina With Flooding Rain, Storm Surge, High Winds, Tornadoes
» ‘I Saved My Life’: Houston Woman Defends Herself From Five Would-be Robbers, Shooting at Least One
» Jemele Hill: Black Athletes Need to Leave White Colleges
» Leftist Council Member Says Cleaning Feces Off Seattle Streets With a Power Washer is Racist
» Liberal Portland Grand Jury Clears Pair of Thugs Accused of Pummeling Man in MAGA Hat in Bar
» Poll: 73 Percent of Republican Students Have Withheld Political Views in Class for Fear Their Grades Would Suffer
» Revealed: The US Government is Blowing Billions of Dollars on Pointless Crap
» San Francisco Labels NRA a ‘Domestic Terrorism Organization’
» Terrorist Watchlist Ruled Unconstitutional After Lawsuit by Muslim US Citizens; Next Steps Remain Unclear
» Two Dead at Pigeon Forge Cabin After Police Respond to Shooting
» US Citizen, an Alleged ISIS Sniper, Indicted for Aiding Terror Group, Officials Say
» Will the Webb Telescope be Able to Detect Life Signs at Nearby Exoplanets?
» Woman Drops ‘Forcible Kiss’ Trump Lawsuit After Furious Judge Views Cellphone Footage
 
Europe and the EU
» “Eating Human Flesh Could Save the Planet” — Swedish University Professor Says
» Battle for Brexit: PM BoJo Will Offer Early Election Again Monday After ‘Frit’ Corbyn’s Refusal
» Fewer Than One in Three Italians Happy With New Coalition
» Italy: M5S Members Vote to Back Coalition Government With Democratic Party (PD) But There’s a Twist
» Majority of Germans Support Angela Merkel, Want Her to Finish Term
» New Italy Govt Reflects European Spirit — EC
» Radical Imam Who Referred to Jews as “Monkeys and Pigs” Sentenced by Swedish Court
» Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster ‘Could be Giant Eel’
» UK: ‘We’d be Unstoppable’: Farage Calls for Pact With Tories, Vows to Destroy Labour in the North
» UK: Brexit — The Saga Continues
» UK: Manchester Extinction Rebellion Activists Glued to Barclays Bank
» UK: Media Manufacture ‘Outrage’ Narrative Over Boris Calling Corbyn a ‘Big Girl’s Blouse’
» UK: Two Children and Four Adults Injured in ‘Acid Attack’ At Supermarket
» VP Pence: U.S. ‘Stands With the UK’ Over Brexit, Trump Wants Trade Deal
 
South Asia
» Singapore’s Bishops Announce Support for Tighter Government Controls on Religion
 
Far East
» Hong Kong Withdraws Extradition Bill That Sparked Protests
 
Australia — Pacific
» 2,000 People Plan BBQ at House of Vegan Who Sued Neighbours for Cooking Meat
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Pope Francis Urges Africans to Take Up ‘The Weapons of Peace’
» Xenophobia in South Africa Strains International Relations
 
Latin America
» New Monkey Species Found in Amazon Forest Area That’s Fast Disappearing
 
Immigration
» French Psychologist Declares Migrant Mental Health a Public Emergency
» Hungary: ‘ISIS Butcher’ With Refugee Status Charged With Crimes Against Humanity
» Illegal Alien Shoots Police Officer in California — Was Released From Jail for Earlier Offense Due to Sanctuary State Laws
» Italy: Cabinet Challenges Friuli for Discriminating Migrants
» Italy: Legalise Coke Says Saviano at Venice Film Fest
» Italy: Salvini Probed for Defaming Sea-Watch3 Skipper Rackete
» Leader of Sweden Democrats Calls for a Complete Moratorium on Immigration and for the Repatriation of Migrants
» Migration Crisis 2.0: Greece at a Breaking Point
» NGO Claims Vessel Seizure an ‘Act of Revenge’
» Turkey Threatens to ‘Open the Gates’ To Europe for Refugees
 
Culture Wars
» Christine Blasey Ford’s Lawyer: Okay Fine, Protecting Abortion Was Part of Why She Accused Kavanaugh
» Parents Irate Over Forced Elementary Gender Identity Curriculum
» Social Credit Score USA
 

ADP Says 195,000 Private-Sector Jobs Added in August

The numbers: The nation’s businesses created 195,000 private-sector jobs in August, payroll processor ADP said Thursday.

Economists polled by Econoday had forecast a gain of 150,000.

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

Biden’s Eye Appears to Fill With Blood During Climate Change Town Hall

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s eye appeared to fill with blood during the CNN-hosted climate change town hall event Wednesday night.

The images quickly spread on social media and raised new questions about his health — though a doctor who reviewed the footage said Thursday it could be indicative of a harmless condition tied to broken blood vessels.

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

Boiler Failure Triggered Gas Explosion at Nevada Dorm

A “catastrophic failure” in a basement boiler triggered the July 5 natural gas explosion that blew out windows and walls at a dormitory at the University of Nevada, Reno, the state fire marshal said Thursday.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive: Ted Cruz Slams Antifa as ‘Terrorist Organization’ After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Promoted Fundraiser for Violent Protesters

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is coming out hard against Antifa after New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promoted a fundraiser for violent counter-protesters in Boston, Massachusetts last weekend.

“Violence and the threat of violence for political ends isn’t right, and the fact that 36 ANTIFA protestors were arrested—including nine for assault and battery on a police officer and five for carrying or assault with a dangerous weapon—is yet another indication that ANTIFA is an active domestic terrorist organization,” Sen. Cruz told The Daily Caller in an exclusive statement Thursday.

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

Exclusive: FBI Never Searched Pervert Weiner’s Laptop Until After the 2016 Election — Weiner’s iPad and iPhone Are Now Missing!

We uncovered that the Obama White House ran the Weiner email investigation with the aid of the corrupt FBI and DOJ. Now we know the corrupt FBI didn’t even search Weiner’s laptop till after the 2016 election and then somehow have misplaced Weiner’s iPhone and iPad.

We raised this question in April 2018 — Why would Mueller, Comey, Hillary and the Deep State go all in to remove President Trump from office? Their actions are more like rabid dogs than sore losers. There must be something more.

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

Hartford Man Injured in Frog Hollow Shooting

Hartford police investigated a shooting Thursday night in the city’s Frog Hollow neighborhood that left one man injured.

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Hurricane Dorian Battering South Carolina, North Carolina With Flooding Rain, Storm Surge, High Winds, Tornadoes

Hurricane Dorian is lashing the Carolinas with storm surge flooding, rainfall flooding, high winds and tornadoes and will have impacts in southeast Virginia and southeast Massachusetts Friday and Saturday.

Dorian’s maximum sustained winds have ticked down slightly, making it a Category 2 hurricane. Regardless of these small intensity changes, the hurricane’s impacts will likely be similar.

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

‘I Saved My Life’: Houston Woman Defends Herself From Five Would-be Robbers, Shooting at Least One

A Houston, Texas, woman used her firearm to defend herself from five male suspects when they attempted to rob her early Tuesday. Now, she says she is in disbelief that she was able to walk away from the incident unharmed, telling a local news station, “I saved my life.”

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

Jemele Hill: Black Athletes Need to Leave White Colleges

In an article for the Atlantic, “social justice” columnist Jemele Hill advised all black student athletes to leave “white” colleges because of inherent racism.

In a piece for the magazine’s October issue, Hill insists that black athletes are doing blacks no good by allowing “white” colleges to use the student’s athletic prowess to raise funds to benefit the college.

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

Leftist Council Member Says Cleaning Feces Off Seattle Streets With a Power Washer is Racist

A leftist council member recently tried to stop feces being cleaned off the streets of Seattle with a power washer, arguing that it was racist.

Yes, really.

The problem centers around King County courthouse in downtown Seattle, where homelessness is surging and a tent city has sprung up in a nearby park. Several courthouse employees and two jurors have been assaulted.

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

Liberal Portland Grand Jury Clears Pair of Thugs Accused of Pummeling Man in MAGA Hat in Bar

The couple who allegedly assaulted a man wearing a MAGA hat in a Portland bar were arraigned in Multnomah county court last Monday. They each faced charges of Third Degree Assault, a Class C felony.

Leopold Hauser and Adebisi Okueye both pleaded not guilty and said they retained a private attorney on the matter.

And a liberal Portland Grand Jury on Thursday cleared the two thugs who pummeled the MAGA supporter.

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

Poll: 73 Percent of Republican Students Have Withheld Political Views in Class for Fear Their Grades Would Suffer

‘I’m a conservative, but my essays are very liberal’

A survey of 1,000 Republican and Republican-leaning college students has found that nearly three-quarters of them have withheld their political views in class for fear their grades would suffer.

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

Revealed: The US Government is Blowing Billions of Dollars on Pointless Crap

Taxpayer money is subsidizing frog mating studies in Panama, Pakistani ‘woke’ films, and a ‘Green New Deal’ in Peru

Senator Rand Paul is waging battle against waste. In his latest ‘waste report’, the Senator reveals how the government is adding to the $22 trillion national debt by subsidizing all manner of pointless activities, including $48 billion in improper Medicare and Medicaid payments.

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

San Francisco Labels NRA a ‘Domestic Terrorism Organization’

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on Tuesday declaring the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorism organization” due to its opposition to more stringent gun-control legislation.

The resolution accuses the NRA of not only resisting legislative reforms that its drafters believe would help curtail the country’s “epidemic of gun violence,” but also of “incit[ing] gun owners to acts of violence.”

“All countries have violent and hateful people, but only in America do we give them ready access to assault weapons and large-capacity magazines thanks, in large part, to the National Rifle Association’s influence,” the resolution says.

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

Terrorist Watchlist Ruled Unconstitutional After Lawsuit by Muslim US Citizens; Next Steps Remain Unclear

A group of nearly two dozen Muslim U.S. citizens won a major victory in federal court on Wednesday in their suit against the FBI and other federal agencies over use of the terror watchlist, even as it remained unclear what exactly the consequences of the ruling would be.

The decision from U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga in the Eastern District of Virginia granted summary judgment to the plaintiffs, who sued with the help of a leading Muslim civil rights group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Trenga found that the government’s list of more than 1 million people identified as “known or suspected terrorists” was unconstitutional.

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

Two Dead at Pigeon Forge Cabin After Police Respond to Shooting

Pigeon Forge police are investigating after two people were found dead at a local cabin late Wednesday.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

US Citizen, an Alleged ISIS Sniper, Indicted for Aiding Terror Group, Officials Say

A 43-year-old man from Brooklyn, N.Y., who allegedly became an ISIS sniper and then a high-ranking emir in the terror organization has been indicted for aiding the group in Syria, Department of Justice officials announced Wednesday.

Ruslan Maratovich Asainov, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Kazakhstan, was charged with conspiracy to provide and providing material support to ISIS, including weapons training for recruits and advising the militant group, the statement said. He was also charged with obstruction of justice.

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

Will the Webb Telescope be Able to Detect Life Signs at Nearby Exoplanets?

Only 39 light-years from Earth — right next door, cosmically-speaking — there’s a solar system with seven Earth-sized rocky planets. The system is called TRAPPIST-1. All of its seven planets are intriguing, and three of them orbit in their star’s habitable zone, where temperatures could allow liquid water to exist on them.

These worlds have been the subject of much study in the past few years, but there are limits to what current telescopes can learn more about them. What’s more, there’s been a debate about whether the James Webb Space Telescope — Hubble’s successor, scheduled for launch in March of 2021 — will be powerful enough to detect life signs at the distance of these Earth-sized planets, if indeed life signs do exist there. But now a new study says, yes, the Webb will be able to analyze their atmospheres for biosignatures. What’s more, the study says, this analysis could be done in only a year, although clouds in the planets’ atmospheres might pose a problem.

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

Woman Drops ‘Forcible Kiss’ Trump Lawsuit After Furious Judge Views Cellphone Footage

A former Trump campaign aide has dropped a lawsuit against the president after cellphone footage revealed her claim to be baseless.

Alva Johnson made headlines when she claimed that then-candidate Donald Trump “forcibly kissed” her shortly before a campaign rally in Tampa, Florida in August 2016.

After Trump’s attorneys released a video of the encounter, however, things went sideways for Johnson — when US District Court Judge William Jung dismissed the complaint, saying it amounted to a “political lawsuit,” according to Politico.

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

“Eating Human Flesh Could Save the Planet” — Swedish University Professor Says

A Swedish professor in the field of applied behavioral science has suggested that we may need to rethink cannibalism and begin eating human flesh to save the planet from climate change.

In an interview with TV4, Professor Magnus Söderlund spoke about the controversial topic of a presentation he recently delivered at the Gastrosummit food fair in Stockholm — an event based around the ‘food of the future’.

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

Battle for Brexit: PM BoJo Will Offer Early Election Again Monday After ‘Frit’ Corbyn’s Refusal

The team around Boris Johnson already considers the general election campaign underway despite Wednesday’s failure to pass a motion enabling the vote, with the government expected to try again on Monday.

Traditionally in the United Kingdom, the government could call a general election at will, but a law introduced by the Cameron-Clegg government in 2011 changed that arrangement, requiring a two-thirds majority in Parliament to bring an election. With polling showing many anti-Brexit members of Parliament are likely to lose their seats when that vote comes, it is perhaps unsurprising the motion failed on Wednesday.

Now the government will bring the vote for a second time on Monday, top Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg announced Thursday. It is not presently clear what the prime minister will be able to change in terms of voting numbers in four days, given he was over 100 votes short on Wednesday night.

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

Fewer Than One in Three Italians Happy With New Coalition

According to a new poll, only 32 per cent of Italians are positive about the new coalition deal between the populist Five Star Movement and the establishment left-wing Democratic Party (PD).

Nearly have of those who responded to the poll, 44 per cent, held a negative view of the new coalition which met the approval of members of the Five Star Movement (M5S) earlier this week, Italian newspaper Il Giornale reports.

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

Italy: M5S Members Vote to Back Coalition Government With Democratic Party (PD) But There’s a Twist

Members of the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) have voted in favor of forming a new coalition government with the center-right Democratic Party (PD), seemingly bringing Italy’s political crisis to an end. However, some M5S senators are not so keen on the alliance with the establishment party.

According to the leader of the Five Star Movement Luigi Di Maio, nearly 80 percent of the party’s members have supported the formation of a new government with the Democratic Party in an online ballot.

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

Majority of Germans Support Angela Merkel, Want Her to Finish Term

Germans see Chancellor Merkel as a force of stability in a crisis-ridden world, a recent survey has shown. Despite her popularity, a majority are dissatisfied with her government but not enough to back early elections.

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

New Italy Govt Reflects European Spirit — EC

Confidence in EU never higher says Andreeva

(ANSA) — Brussels, September 5 — European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said Thursday that “the new Italian government reflects a European spirit”.

She recalled that according to the last Eurobarometer in August “the support and confidence in the EU are at the highest level ever. Perhaps it is not a direct consequence, but it is one of the consequences of what has been done in the last five years.

With the great efforts by the EC to “support the economies of member States via the Jucnker Plan, to manage the migration crisis, and to accompany Brexit”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Radical Imam Who Referred to Jews as “Monkeys and Pigs” Sentenced by Swedish Court

A court in Helsingborg, Sweden has sentenced a 39-year-old radical Imam to fines and a conditional prison sentence after he referred to Jews as “the progeny of monkey’s and pigs”.

According to a report by Swedish broadcaster SVT, the radical Islamic leader made the comments during a hate-filled address he gave at a demonstration organized by the Swedish-Palestinian center in July of 2017.

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

Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster ‘Could be Giant Eel’

Professor Neil Gemmell from New Zealand’s University of Otago said that he found a surprisingly high amount of eel DNA in the water of Loch Ness.

The geneticist warned that it is not certain whether this indicates a gigantic eel or simply many little ones.

The DNA project led by Gemmell, which involved scientists from Britain, Denmark, the US, Australia and France, concluded that there was no evidence that the fabled creature was an ancient long-necked reptile.

However, Gemmell said that the existence of a giant eel could be very possible.

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

UK: ‘We’d be Unstoppable’: Farage Calls for Pact With Tories, Vows to Destroy Labour in the North

Nigel Farage has called on Boris Johnson to agree to an electoral pact between the Brexit Party and the Tories, after Remainer MPs voted to make no deal Brexit illegal.

Speaking to the BBC on Thursday morning, Mr Farage, who has made similar offers before, said “at some point, he’s going to need to [talk to me]… because he’s made this decision that he has to deliver Brexit, he’s sacked 21 of his MPs who are essentially Remainers. He cannot win an election, whenever it comes, if the Brexit Party stands against him.”

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

UK: Brexit — The Saga Continues

What we have learned in Great Britain from the ‘Remainers’, and the US as well, is: there are a multitude of ways to snub the result of a democratic vote.

Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson was accused by his opponents of staging a ‘constitutional coup’ by suspending parliament to block MPs from preventing Britain from finally leaving the Europe Union on October 31.

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

UK: Manchester Extinction Rebellion Activists Glued to Barclays Bank

Climate change protesters glued themselves to the pavement outside the Barclays Bank headquarters in Manchester.

The group of eight campaigners broke away from a four-day blockade of Deansgate in Manchester city centre organised by Extinction Rebellion.

The protesters, who have since been removed by police, said Barclays invested in fossil fuels.

The original climate camp protest began on Friday.

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

UK: Media Manufacture ‘Outrage’ Narrative Over Boris Calling Corbyn a ‘Big Girl’s Blouse’

The leftist media have spun the narrative that there is mass outrage at Boris Johnson calling Jeremy Corbyn a “big girl’s blouse” (a coward) for refusing to back an election, implying the comments were sexist and homophobic.

The comments were made during Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions, where during a rowdy exchange, Mr Johnson is seen to appear to say: “Call an election, you great big girl’s blouse!”

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

UK: Two Children and Four Adults Injured in ‘Acid Attack’ At Supermarket

Six people, including two children, were treated for exposure to a suspected chemical substance following an attempted robbery at a Co-op in Birmingham.

The incident took place at 2:30pm on Wednesday at the supermarket in the Northfield area of Birmingham, the UK’s ‘second city’.

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

VP Pence: U.S. ‘Stands With the UK’ Over Brexit, Trump Wants Trade Deal

American Vice President Mike Pence met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and said that the United States “supports the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union”.

Sitting down to talk with the Mr Johnson in the prime minister’s residence of 10 Downing Street on Thursday, Mr Pence said he wanted to pass on greetings from the President and said that the U.S. leader “wanted to convey that the U.S. is willing and able to strike a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom”.

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

Singapore’s Bishops Announce Support for Tighter Government Controls on Religion

SINGAPORE — The Catholic Church in Singapore has announced its full support for a proposed amendment seeking to rein in foreign religious influences.

The Archdiocese of Singapore issued a statement this week throwing its support behind the government initiative to reform the 1990 Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (MRHA), giving the state the means to exert stricter control over the religious activities of foreigners.

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

Hong Kong Withdraws Extradition Bill That Sparked Protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdrew the extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations, bowing to one of the protesters’ demands in the hope of ending the increasingly violent unrest.

But activists rejected Wednesday’s move as insufficient and vowed not to yield until the government accepts other demands including an independent investigation into alleged police brutality against protesters, the unconditional release of those detained and democracy.

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

2,000 People Plan BBQ at House of Vegan Who Sued Neighbours for Cooking Meat

More than 2,000 people have planned a community barbecue at a vegan’s home after she took her neighbours to court for cooking meat and making a general disturbance.

Cilla Carden, from Girrawheen, north of Perth, has reportedly been in a battle with her neighbours since last year, claiming they are intentionally cooking meat on their barbecue, blowing cigarette smoke and bouncing basketballs just to annoy her.

The massage therapist claims she can no longer go outside and enjoy her garden because all she can smell is fish cooking on Toan Vu’s — who lives next door with his wife and children — barbecue.

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

Pope Francis Urges Africans to Take Up ‘The Weapons of Peace’

Pope Francis encouraged Mozambique’s political leaders Thursday to employ the “weapons of peace” to continue the process of reconciliation in the strife-torn nation.

Addressing members of the government, parliament, and diplomatic corps, the pope saidhe spoke for the entire “international community” in thanking Mozambique’s leaders for “the efforts made in recent decades to ensure that peace is once more the norm, and reconciliation the best path to confront the difficulties and challenges that you face as a nation.”

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

Xenophobia in South Africa Strains International Relations

Outrage is growing among Africans everywhere after a new spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Politicians and citizens alike are calling on South Africa’s government to act decisively to prevent further violence.

Taking to the social platform Twitter, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama vented his anger at the attacks which also targeted Nigerians living in South Africa. “Received sickening and depressing news of continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises in South Africa by mindless criminals with ineffective police protection,” he wrote. “Enough is enough.” Without getting into details, Onyeama said that Abuja would take “definitive measures.”

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who was expected in Cape Town on 4 September 2019 to attend the African edition of the World Economic Forum said he would send his envoy to South Africa to discuss the matter.

Pressure is growing at home for him to take a decisive stance. Former presidential candidate Oby Ezekwesili called on Twitter for stronger intervention by the government: “The maiming and killings have gone on for too long without effective response. The bilateral relations with South Africa is [sic] troubled. It is time to be candid,” Ezekwesili wrote.

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]
 

New Monkey Species Found in Amazon Forest Area That’s Fast Disappearing

From a stretch of the Amazon forest lying between the Tapajós and Jamanxim rivers in the Brazilian state of Para, researchers have described a new-to-science species of marmoset.

The marmoset, with its distinct white tail, white forearms with a beige-yellowish spot on the elbow, and white feet and hands, has been named Mico munduruku after the Munduruku, an indigenous group of people who live in the Tapajós—Jamanxim interfluve.

At the moment, given the scarcity of information on M. munduruku, the researchers recommend listing the marmoset as data deficient on the IUCN Red List.

However, the Amazon forest that’s home to the newly described species is being rapidly cut for agricultural expansion, logging, mining, and infrastructure development.

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French Psychologist Declares Migrant Mental Health a Public Emergency

French clinical psychologist Marie-Caroline Saglio-Yatzimirsky has warned that many migrants suffering from severe mental illness are not being properly treated.

While Dr Saglio-Yatzimirsky claimed migrants do not have higher rates of mental illness than the French population overall, she said that there is a distinct lack of access to health professionals and treatment for them, Le Progres reports.

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Hungary: ‘ISIS Butcher’ With Refugee Status Charged With Crimes Against Humanity

A Syrian ‘refugee’ and suspected Islamic State executioner who allegedly oversaw the killing of 25 people — including 20 members of the same family after they refused to join IS — has been charged by Hungarian authorities with crimes against humanity.

27-year-old F. Hassan was first detained at Budapest airport last December by Hungarian police under suspicion of terrorist activities. Upon further investigation, Hassan was arrested by officers from the Hungarian Counterterrorism Centre (TEK), who believed him to be a high-ranking Islamic State operative who carried out unspeakable acts in the Middle East.

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

Illegal Alien Shoots Police Officer in California — Was Released From Jail for Earlier Offense Due to Sanctuary State Laws

Guadalupe Lopez Herrera was arrrested on Thursday after shooting a Merced County Sheriff’s detective in the chest on Wednesday afternoon.

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Italy: Cabinet Challenges Friuli for Discriminating Migrants

And many measures exceed region’s competence

(ANSA) — Rome, September 5 — The cabinet, at the proposal of Regional Affairs Minister Francesco Boccia, on Thursday challenged a Friuli law that allegedly discriminates against migrants.

“Some measures on the immigration issue appear discriminatory”, it said.

And many measures, it said, “appear to exceed the region’s competence”.

Friuli Governor Massimiliano Fedriga, of the anti-migrant League party, said “All the norms challenged by the government have been passed by my region, I’m happy to bother these traitors”.

He said he would appeal to the Constitutional Court.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Legalise Coke Says Saviano at Venice Film Fest

Presents Zero Zero Zero TV series

(ANSA) — Venice, September 5 — Anti-mafia writer Roberto Saviano on Thursday presented at the Venice film fest a new TV series taken from his 2013 book on narco trafficking, Zero Zero Zero, and said cocaine should be legalised in order to beat the gangs who grow fat on it.

“Cocaine is the only material comparable to oil, the ease with which it is sold has no equals,” said Saviano, famous for mafia exposè Gomorrah, and living under 24-hour protection from the Neapolitan Camorra mafia.

Addressing a journalist, he said “If if gave you a baggie of cocaine now you would sell it even before leaving the Palazzo del Cinema, unlike for example a bag of diamonds.

“And why does cocaine reign? Because life is shit, it always make you feel too ugly, too poor, too fat, it makes you work more and more and in fact it is taken by construction workers, taxi drivers, surgeons; cocaine activates you with the world while heroine, by contrast, deactivates you. That’s why it moves the economy”.

Zero Zero Zero, directed by Gomorra, Suburra and Romanzo Criminale director Stefano Sollima, is produced by Cattleya and Bartlebyfilm for Sky Studios, CANAL+ and Amazon Prime Video.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Salvini Probed for Defaming Sea-Watch3 Skipper Rackete

July suit asked for ‘hate-stoking’ accounts to be taken down

(ANSA) — Rome, September 3 — Former interior minister and anti-migrant League party leader Matteo Salvini was placed under investigation Thursday on suspicion of defaming Carla Rackete, the German skipper of the migrant rescue NGO ship Sea-Watch3.

The probe follows a complaint filed by Rackete in July.

Salvini reacted to the news by saying “reported by a German Communist, ferry woman of migrants, who rammed a finance guard motor boat: for me this is a medal! “I’ll never give up, never”.

Rackete filed her suit July 12 to close Salvini’s Facebook and Twitter accounts because they allegedly stoked hate against her and the Sicilian prosecutor who released her after she defied the minister’s closed-ports policy, Alessandra Vella.

In the suit, which attached rape threats against her from social media haters who allegedly responded to Salvini’s criticism, the 31-year-old German migrant rescue ship captain argued that far-right League leader Salvini, who called her “a rich Communist scamp who shops in Portofino”, spreads hatred and instigates people to commit crimes.

Salvini dismissed claims, notably from 5-Star Movement (M5S) former equal opportunities cabinet secretary Vincenzo Spadafora, that his comments on Rackete were sexist, saying he would have said the same things about a man.

He called on Spadafora to resign “if he can’t stand being in government with dangerous male chauvinists and fascists”.

The anti-establishment M5S was the League’s partner in Italy’s first all-populist government, on which Salvini pulled the plug on August 8 after 14 months in government.

Spadafora said he stood by what he said and refused to resign.

Salvini reacted to Rackete’s announced suit Thursday by saying “the German Communist, the one who rammed the finance guard patrol boat, has asked prosecutors to close my Facebook and Twitter pages.

“There’s no end to how ridiculous things can get. So can I use only Instagram now??” The city council of Paris on July 12 said Rackete and fellow Sea-Watch3 captain Pia Klemp will receive its top prize, the Grand Vermeil Medal, for saving migrants at sea.

The council said the award symbolised “solidarity for the respect of human lives”.

It said the two charity operators were “still being prosecuted by Italian justice”.

Rackete is under investigation for aiding and abetting illegal immigration.

Salvini said “it’s not a joke. This is someone who crushed a police boat and now those guilty are the police? Just wait and see if some magistrate isn’t going to probe the police now? Ramming police boats gets you prizes.” “The Paris city council obviously has nothing better to do than to honor these individuals”.

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Leader of Sweden Democrats Calls for a Complete Moratorium on Immigration and for the Repatriation of Migrants

The idea of repatriating migrants — first put forward by the Alternative for Sweden party ahead of the 2018 elections — has been gaining momentum across Sweden.

In a recent opinion piece in Sweden’s daily newspaper Aftonbladet, Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of the nationalist-populist Sweden Democrats, called for “more reality-based immigration politics”. He also urged Swedes to overhaul any previously held perceptions on migration that they may have had in the past.

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Migration Crisis 2.0: Greece at a Breaking Point

A drastic rise in the number of migrant arrivals in the last few weeks has brought a facility on the Greek island of Lesbos to the brink of collapse and has forced the government to take immediate action.

As a result of the overcrowding and deteriorating conditions, Greece has started to move hundreds of ‘asylum seekers’ from its migrant camp on the island of Lesbos to its mainland.

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NGO Claims Vessel Seizure an ‘Act of Revenge’

Italian NGO Mediterranea Saving Lives has complained of “revenge” after their ship, the Mare Jonio, was seized in Italian waters this week.

The seizure of the ship was ordered after outgoing interior minister Matteo Salvini, along with the ministers of defence and infrastructure, signed a ban on the vessel entering Italian territorial waters, Italian newspaper Il Giornale reports.

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Turkey Threatens to ‘Open the Gates’ To Europe for Refugees

The Turkish president has vowed to unblock what was once considered the main gateway for refugees seeking sanctuary in Europe. Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded the US and the EU create a safe zone in northern Syria.

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Christine Blasey Ford’s Lawyer: Okay Fine, Protecting Abortion Was Part of Why She Accused Kavanaugh

New video has surfaced of leftist activist Debra Katz, the attorney for Christine Blasey-Ford, admitting her client (falsely) accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in order to protect abortion and Roe v. Wade.

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Parents Irate Over Forced Elementary Gender Identity Curriculum

Parents in Oak Park, California, are condemning a new elementary school curriculum that pushes gender ideology in the classrooms of young children.

“As a parent, absolutely we have the right to choose what’s best for our children and we know it’s going to confuse them,” Jennifer Weir told ABC7 News.

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Social Credit Score USA

Imagine going to buy groceries and your card gets declined because some chicken neck in Silicon Valley didn’t like what you posted on Twitter about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

That’s not some distant dystopian future. It’s right around the corner.

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

  1. More religious problems, but it must not be named.
    Being in Australia he probably had read the very religious “manifesto” of Brenton Tarrant to read? 🙁

    A former Canberra journalist who allegedly made threats to behead Christians as a reprisal for the Christchurch massacre was granted bail on Wednesday. ….
    …. “I’m going to kill every single one of you dog polytheist c—-,” a post he allegedly wrote read. ….
    …. ordered a scimitar from Pakistan and had sharpened it before making threats to behead Christians in his front yard. ….
    …. applied for bail twice and had the applications rejected by two magistrates for fear he would commit further offences. ….
    “completely preoccupied by extreme religious views” and posed a danger to the community. ….
    …. extreme religious beliefs had been “ongoing and fixated” for a period of two years ….
    …. released him on bail but ordered he must reside with the two family friends, must accept supervision, he must not approach the Canberra House of Prayer and he cannot use social media. ….
    …. Mr Waugh’s matter will return to court in February next year.


    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6354084/former-canberra-journalist-who-allegedly-threatened-to-behead-christians-granted-bail/ What has this guy been reading? 🙁

    He seems to be seeking reprisals on Brenton Tarrant’s followers. 🙁

    Will this defendant be able to continue reading such inspiring writings, while out on bail with a scimitar or some such equivalent.

  2. Migrants constantly attack ordinary people in Russia. Sometimes they attack the middle class. And now they got to the very top.
    And you know, no one sympathizes with the injured lady.
    ========================
    Russia Says Elections Chief Attacked by Intruder at Her Home

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-06/russia-says-elections-chief-attacked-by-intruder-at-her-home
    =====
    Pamfilova has said it is ready to feed her assailant migrant

    https://handofmoscow.com/2019/09/07/pamfilova-has-said-it-is-ready-to-feed-her-assailant-migrant/
    ===============
    But it was not a faulty stun gun. A migrant from Kazakhstan poked a d**o in Pamfilova, who were found in his hut. He stole these d**o in one of the cottages of the elite village where Pamfilova lived.

    https://www.mk.ru/incident/2019/09/08/u-zaderzhannogo-za-napadenie-na-dom-elly-pamfilovoy-nashli-falloimitatory.html

    https://en.crimerussia.com/gromkie-dela/dildos-found-in-forest-hut-of-man-detained-for-attack-on-pamfilova/

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