Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/1/2019

The new Italian education minister is calling for the removal of crosses from schools, in order to promote secular education and inclusiveness. Meanwhile, the archbishop of Bologna denounced critics of his decision to serve pork-free tortellini at the city’s traditional annual festival.

In other Italian news, Luigi Di Maio, the leader of the 5-Star Movement, announced his support for lowering the voting age to 16.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Something is Wrong: The Fed is Offering $100 Billion a Day in Loans to Unnamed Banks
 
USA
» California Gas Prices Top $4 Per Gallon as National Average Begins to Ease
» Dem Senator Jumps Ship on Impeachment: “You Don’t Impeach Somebody Based on Hearsay.”
» Does This Photo Prove Biden Lied About His Knowledge of Son’s Ukraine Business Dealings?
» Election Blacklist: YouTube Buries Viral Video of Hillary Clinton Lying for 13 Minutes Straight
» Federal Judge Rules for Harvard in Closely Watched Affirmative Action Case
» GoFundMe Bans Father Who Prevented Rape of His Daughters From Raising Money
» GOP Senate Staffer: Trump Civil War Tweet a “Tipping Point” For Some Republicans
» ICIG Admits it Changed Whistleblower Rules Because of the Anti-Trump Complaint
» Jury Finds Former Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Guilty of Murder in Mistaken-Apartment Killing
» Kamala Harris: Trump’s Twitter Account Should be Suspended
» Mark Zuckerberg Says Elizabeth Warren’s Policies Are an ‘Existential’ Threat in Leaked Facebook Audio
» Nearly Half of America’s Homeless People Live in California
» NRA 1, San Francisco Board of Supervisors 0
» Octopus PROMIS: The Conspiracy Against INSLAW software, And the Murders to Cover Up a Scandal Bigger Than Watergate
» Video: Media Runs With Race Hate Hoax Smearing School Before Checking Facts
» Welfare Checks Turn Deadly: You Might Want to Think Twice Before Calling the Cops
 
Canada
» Outrage After Researchers Can’t Confirm Red Meat Causes Cancer
 
Europe and the EU
» 20 Percent More Victims Treated for Gunshot Wounds in Sweden
» Autumn to Hit Italy Wednesday
» Greta Thunberg Proclaimed ‘Successor’ of Jesus Christ by Church of Sweden
» Italy: ‘Unacceptable’ Row Over Pork-Free Tortellini — Diocese
» Italy: Di Maio Backs Lowering Voting Age to 16
» Italy: Imam Arrested for Beating Kids During Islam Lessons
» Italy: Bologna Archbishop Launches Pork-Free Tortellini to Avoid Offending Muslims
» Leader of Austria’s Right-Wing Populist Strache (FPÖ) Quits Politics
» Marion Marechal Calls for French to Resist ‘Great Replacement’
» Muslim Jailed for 19 Years After Raping Child for 3 Years in UK
» One Dead and Ten Injured in Sword Attack at Finnish School
» Sweden Bans History in Schools, Kids Will Learn About Gender Issues, Immigration & Climate Change Instead
» Tractor Trails of Protesting Dutch Farmers Snarl Traffic for Hundreds of Miles
» UK: Gang of 16 Knife Wielders Single Out White Victims in London
» UK: Leave Voter Frustrated by Brexit Pours Petrol Over Himself Outside Parliament
» UK: Report: PM to Ask EU to Veto Brexit Delay, Reveal New Plans to Europeans
» UK: White People Banned From Speaking at ‘Resisting Whiteness’ Event at Edinburgh University
 
Middle East
» British Ice Cream Seller Who Joined ISIS in 2014 Begs to Come Home Because He ‘Misses Cardiff and His Mother’ After He is Found in Syrian Prison
» Indian Workers in Kuwait, Gulf Face New Test
» Shamima Begum: ISIS Bride Will Not be Allowed to Return to UK From Syria, Says Home Secretary
 
Far East
» China Shows Powerful Military Capable of Defeating USA at 70th National Day Parade
» Tiananmen Square 2.0: Hong Kong Now a War Zone
» Video: Riot Cop Shoots Hong Kong Protester in Chest With Live Round
 
Australia — Pacific
» Daughter Slams Two Women Who Posted Disturbing Snapchat Video Showing Them Taunt Her Bloodied Father as They Boasted They Bashed Him Because ‘He Looked at Them’
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigerian Catholics Tell Muslim President: ‘We Are Tired of Burying Our Priests’
 
Immigration
» Farage: ‘Revolting’ Labour Party ‘Gerrymandering’ The Future of Britain With Mass Migration
» French Police Turn Blind Eye and Wave ‘Bye Bye’ To Migrants Making Boat Trips to UK
» Greece: At Least Two Dead as Migrants Clash With Police and Firefighters at Camp in Lesbos
» Karma: Gang of Algerians Rob Leftist Open Borders Senator and Judge in Italy
» Pope Francis Decries Europe’s Indifference and Insensitivity to Migrants, Refugees
» Sweden: Migrant Who Raped, Impregnated 11-Year-Old Avoids Lifetime Expulsion
 
Culture Wars
» Director Todd Phillips Says He Made Joker Because “Woke” Hollywood Killed Comedy
» Italy: Education Minister Moots Removing Crosses From Schools
» Leader of Yale Law ‘Animal Rights’ Program: ‘Past Beliefs About Human Exceptionalism’ No Longer Legally Relevant
» Poll: 8% of Democratic College Students, 74% of Republican College Students Very Proud to be American
» Pope Francis Has Half-Hour Meeting With LGBT Promoter Father James Martin
» UK Rugby Referees Quitting Over Transgender Players Breaking Women’s Bones
» Woke Math in Seattle
 

Something is Wrong: The Fed is Offering $100 Billion a Day in Loans to Unnamed Banks

The Federal Reserve is once again secretly shelling out trillions of dollars in the dark, while Congress willingly looks the other way. In other words, the central bank has initiated a replay of the 2007-2010 financial crisis.

You can call it QE4 if you want, or don’t call it QE4. What it’s labeled isn’t as important as what it’s doing. Arguing semantics is not going to change the outcome. The central bank is injecting $100 billion per day into the financial markets. Any label on that cannot hide the fact that if this economy was doing well or was “robust” than there wouldn’t be a need for any of this.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

California Gas Prices Top $4 Per Gallon as National Average Begins to Ease

Nationwide gas prices are stabilizing as the effects of the Saudi oil attack wear off, but the Golden State apparently hasn’t received the memo.

Gas prices in California shot up nearly 7.5 percent in the past week, surging past $4 per gallon for the first time since April. The national average, meanwhile, remains unchanged this week at $2.65 per gallon and has decreased slightly since the Sept. 14 strike on the Saudi oil facilities, according to AAA.

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

Dem Senator Jumps Ship on Impeachment: “You Don’t Impeach Somebody Based on Hearsay.”

Senator Doug Jones jumped ship on impeaching President Trump because he says the Ukraine whistleblower complaint depended on “hearsay” and Congress cannot impeach officials based on hearsay.

During the interview on MSNBC, Jones was baited over and over to go against President Trump but wouldn’t bite.

Jones knows this will never pass in the Senate and he had a career as a prosecutor before coming to the Senate. He knows what’s impeachable and this is not.

The anchor on MSNBC tries his best…”OK, let me try it this way…”

Jones finally lets the guy have it:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Does This Photo Prove Biden Lied About His Knowledge of Son’s Ukraine Business Dealings?

A photo obtained by Tucker Carlson Tonight appears to show former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter golfing with Burisma Holdings board member Devon Archer. The photo was taken in August 2014, a few months after Hunter Biden joined the board of Burisma. When asked about it by Fox News’ Peter Doocy at a campaign stop in Iowa last month, Joe Biden angrily denied any knowledge of his son’s business dealings. “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” he said, before trying to flip the script back to Trump. This newly released photo appears to contradict that claim. Hunter Biden also contradicted his father during an interview with The New Yorker back in July.

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

Election Blacklist: YouTube Buries Viral Video of Hillary Clinton Lying for 13 Minutes Straight

YouTube has buried a viral video of Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight in yet another example of election blacklisting.

Despite the video obtaining over 15 million views, it remains buried under over a dozen mainstream media search results even when you search for the direct word for word title.

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

Federal Judge Rules for Harvard in Closely Watched Affirmative Action Case

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled against families suing Harvard for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants in a blow to activists who hoped to chip away at affirmative action programs.

U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs said Harvard had a compelling interest to consider race in admissions because of the benefits of a diverse student body, citingSupreme Court precedent from the 1964 affirmative action case Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. Burroughs said Harvard’s program was “not perfect” but ruled that it tread lightly enough in considering race that it could be considered constitutional.

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

GoFundMe Bans Father Who Prevented Rape of His Daughters From Raising Money

The Connecticut banker charged with manslaughter for allegedly killing a hotel worker in Anguilla has had a GoFundMe page that raised $250,000 for him as he faces trial, has been pulled by the crowdfunding site for flouting rules.

GoFundMe held the money raised by Scott Hapgood’s supportive community and vowed not to release it unless he signed an agreement not to use the money for his legal defense, as the platform states it cannot be used in cases where someone has been accused of a violent crime.

It was after fuming supporters of dead Anguilla man Kenny Mitchel, 27, found out about the donations from people that saw anywhere from $100 to $5,000 being handed over to pay for Hapgood’s legal fight.

‘The epitome of white privilege,’ one disappointed person wrote on a Facebook page pushing for justice for Mitchel who was killed in April after he knocked on Hapgood’s Malliouhana hotel room door to fix the sink but brandished a knife, according to the 44-year-old father who was on vacation.

Now he’s not allowed to crowdfund his legal defense literally because he’s white.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

GOP Senate Staffer: Trump Civil War Tweet a “Tipping Point” For Some Republicans

Trump’s civil war tweet was a “tipping point” that could lead to more Republicans supporting his removal from office, according to a GOP Senate staffer.

The quote was tweeted by White House correspondent and CNN political analyst Brian J. Karem.

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

ICIG Admits it Changed Whistleblower Rules Because of the Anti-Trump Complaint

The Deep State ICIG released a statement on Monday addressing why they found it necessary to change their rules LAST MONTH to include: Watercooler Talk, Rumors, Hearsay and Cafeteria Conversations.

ntelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson released a statement on Monday addressing the changes.

In the letter Atkinson admitted the changes to the form were made at the time of the partisan CIA leaker’s complaint.

The ICIG also admitted that it changed its own whistleblower rules *because of the anti-Trump complaint* from the CIA spy.

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

Jury Finds Former Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Guilty of Murder in Mistaken-Apartment Killing

Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was found guilty of murder on Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News first reported.

The victim, Botham Jean, was killed in his own apartment by Guyger on Sept. 6, 2018. Jean’s family responded with “cheers and tears,” per reporter Cassandra Jaramillo.

Update 4:00 p.m.: While the facts of the case were largely uncontested, the verdict came down to a disputed interpretation of the so-called “Castle Doctrine,” which allows for the use of deadly force when one is threatened in one’s own home.

Late in the evening on Sept. 6, an off-duty Guyger, who was returning home after a long shift, mistakenly entered Jean’s fourth-floor apartment, which was directly above her own. Finding the door unlocked, she shot the 26-year-old accountant, who was eating a bowl of ice cream, because she assumed he was an intruder.

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

Kamala Harris: Trump’s Twitter Account Should be Suspended

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), a Democratic presidential candidate, said the privilege of using Twitter should be taken away from President Trump because he is using the platform in an “irresponsible” way. Harris, in an interview with CNN host Anderson Cooper, called for “other mechanisms” to make sure Trump’s words don’t harm anyone.

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

Mark Zuckerberg Says Elizabeth Warren’s Policies Are an ‘Existential’ Threat in Leaked Facebook Audio

Elizabeth Warren can add Facebook to the list of folks who appear to be scared about her potential presidency, according to leaked audio of company CEO Mark Zuckerburg.

In a recording acquired by The Verge, Mr Zuckerburg can be heard discussing with employees a range of issues facing the company, including their competitors and even the US government.

Mr Zuckerburg addresses the radical plan recently proposed by the Massachusetts senator to break up big tech firms, including Facebook and its many holdings.

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

Nearly Half of America’s Homeless People Live in California

Not only do nearly half of America’s homeless people live in California, but four of the five American cities with the greatest incidences of unsheltered homelessness are in the Golden State. As California becomes a mecca for socialism, their quality of life diminishes along with it in a characteristic dystopian decline.

San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Rosa, and San Jose are four of the five cities with the highest amount of homelessness. Seattle joins the California municipalities in the top five. According to Market Watch, the rates of homelessness are the highest in Washington D.C. The District of Columbia’s homeless rate is at 5.8 times the United States rate. New York is next, followed by Hawaii, Oregon, and California. These five states together comprise 20% of the overall U.S. population but 45% of the country’s homeless population.

All of these states are incredibly liberal with several already having instituted tight socialist policies.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NRA 1, San Francisco Board of Supervisors 0

Remember last month when San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors passed a resolution declaring the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization and ordered city employees to “take every reasonable step to limit” business interactions with the NRA and its supporters? The one that our David French labeled “a retaliatory public attack on constitutionally protected speech”?

The NRA sued, and lo and behold, San Francisco is backing down, before the suit even went to court.

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

Octopus PROMIS: The Conspiracy Against INSLAW software, And the Murders to Cover Up a Scandal Bigger Than Watergate

This article has been months in the making working with several sources to tell the tales buried in the history of “The Octopus” — the INSLAW PROMIS software scandal and those killed in the wake of its tentacles. For the first time ever, new details will be revealed on the decade-old murders of two journalists: a CIA intelligence operative, an NSA whistleblower; and the imprisonment of another CIA whistleblower, in this series aptly titled: “Octopus PROMIS.”

This series will explore the theft of sophisticated computer software, assassinations, cover-ups involving the DOJ and CIA and compartmentalized commercialized treason against the American people by the hidden underbelly dark world of intelligence. A conglomerate cabal accountable to absolutely no one, known today as the Deep State formed “within the highest councils of government” as Senator Daniel Inyoue said, during the hearings on the infamously known scandal Iran-Contra.

PROMIS is said to be the forerunner to the NSA’s PRISM software that was disclosed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. PROMIS has also been forked into various different software over the years used for a myriad of applicable uses within the government, which this writer will discuss later.

PROMIS stands for Prosecutor’s Management Information System and was software first used by the U.S. Department of Justice, and later numerous intelligence agencies domestic and foreign. The software was stolen from Bill and Nancy Hamilton of INSLAW corporation and then bugged by Earl Brian (who was at the time one of President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W. Bush’s envoys to Iran,) and Rafi Eitan, who was the director of Israeli intelligence agency LAKEM. PROMIS was then distributed to allies and enemies alike backdoored with Signal Intelligence (SIGNIT) surveillance technology accessible to U.S. and Israeli intelligence services remotely through encrypted telecommunication signals, according to sources.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Media Runs With Race Hate Hoax Smearing School Before Checking Facts

Here we go again… Another race hate hoax that’ s been proven fake just happened and the media ran with it before getting all the facts: The girl’ s family apologized today for the 12-year-old’ s completely false report. Corporate media were too willing to run with it and smear the school community before checking facts, as per [… ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Welfare Checks Turn Deadly: You Might Want to Think Twice Before Calling the Cops

“Anyone who cares for someone with a developmental disability, as well as for disabled people themselves [lives] every day in fear that their behavior will be misconstrued as suspicious, intoxicated or hostile by law enforcement.”—Steve Silberman, The New York Times

Think twice before you call the cops to carry out a welfare check on a loved one.

Especially if that person is autistic, hearing impaired, mentally ill, elderly, suffering from dementia, disabled or might have a condition that hinders their ability to understand, communicate or immediately comply with an order.

Particularly if you value that person’s life.

At a time when growing numbers of unarmed people are being shot and killed for just standing a certain way, or moving a certain way, or holding something—anything—that police could misinterpret to be a gun, or igniting some trigger-centric fear in a police officer’s mind that has nothing to do with an actual threat to their safety, even the most benign encounters with police can have fatal consequences.

Unfortunately, police—trained in the worst-case scenario and thus ready to shoot first and ask questions later—increasingly pose a risk to anyone undergoing a mental health crisis or with special needs whose disabilities may not be immediately apparent or require more finesse than the typical freeze-or-I’ll-shoot tactics employed by America’s police forces.

Just recently, in fact, Gay Plack, a 57-year-old Virginia woman with bipolar disorder, was killed after two police officers—sent to do a welfare check on her—entered her home uninvited, wandered through the house shouting her name, kicked open her locked bedroom door, discovered the terrified woman hiding in a dark bathroom and wielding a small ax, and four seconds later, shot her in the stomach.

Four seconds.

That’s all the time it took for the two police officers assigned to check on Plack to decide to use lethal force against her (both cops opened fire on the woman), rather than using non-lethal options (one cop had a Taser, which he made no attempt to use) or attempting to de-escalate the situation.

The police chief defended his officers’ actions, claiming they had “no other option” but to shoot the 5 foot 4-inch “woman with carpal tunnel syndrome who had to quit her job at a framing shop because her hand was too weak to use the machine that cut the mats.”

This is what happens when you empower the police to act as judge, jury, and executioner.

This is what happens when you indoctrinate the police into believing that their lives and their safety are paramount to anyone else’s.

Suddenly, everyone and everything else is a threat that must be neutralized or eliminated.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Outrage After Researchers Can’t Confirm Red Meat Causes Cancer

Scientists have found there is little evidence that eating red meat causes health problems.

The research, led by Dalhousie University and McMaster University in Canada, counters official guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), which in 2015 labelled meat a carcinogenic.

The paper was based on the research of a 14-strong international team of specialists and published on Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine. Bradley Johnston, associate professor at Dalhousie University, said: “Based on the research, we cannot say with any certainty that eating red or processed meat causes cancer, diabetes or heart disease.”

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

20 Percent More Victims Treated for Gunshot Wounds in Sweden

148 victims were treated for gunshot wounds in Sweden in 2018, marking a 20 percent increase compared to the previous year. The figure has more than doubled since 2012.

The statistics come from the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare patient register, Sveriges Radio reports. The board mentions that the figures do not include those died as a result of gunshots.

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

Autumn to Hit Italy Wednesday

Storms, hail, gales to sweep country

(ANSA) — Rome, September 30 — Autumn will hit Italy on Wednesday with widespread rainstorms and gales across the country, meteorologists said Monday.

There will also be widespread hailstorms as temperatures drop dramatically, they said.

Italy has been enjoying an Indian summer.

The last day of the heat will be Tuesday, forecasters said, after which an Atlantic storm front will bring temperatures down by an average eight degrees.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Greta Thunberg Proclaimed ‘Successor’ of Jesus Christ by Church of Sweden

Greta Thunberg is the second coming — literally.

The Church of Sweden announced last December, long before the teenage climate alarmist hit the headlines, that Thunberg is a “successor” to Jesus Christ.

“Announcement! Jesus of Nazareth has now appointed one of his successors, Greta Thunberg,” the Church of Limhamn wrote in Twitter Dec. 1, 2018.

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

Italy: ‘Unacceptable’ Row Over Pork-Free Tortellini — Diocese

Normal welcome for guests says Bologna Church

(ANSA) — Bologna, October 1 — The diocese of Bologna, which has ordered Muslim-friendly pork-free tortellini for Friday’s feast of patron saint Petronius, on Tuesday said the row over the case was “unacceptable”.

The diocese has replaced pork, which Muslims do not eat for religious reasons, with chicken in the famed Bolognese speciality.

The curia said “fake news” had been generated on the case and “a normal rule of welcome and respect towards guests has been interpreted as an offence against tradition”.

Nationalist leaders including League chief Matteo Salvini have slammed the move saying Italy is forgetting its history and identity.

Some Catholic church officials said the case was a gift to Salvini and his anti-migrant rhetoric.

Salvini on Tuesday slammed moves to produce the pork-free tortellini, linking it to Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti’s suggestion that crucifixes be removed from classrooms.

“I’m reading that there are those who are asking for tortellini without meat. It’s like proposing wine without grapes,” he said.

“Oriana Fallaci was right. The problem is some Italians forgetting their roots, denying our history, from tortellini to the crucifix.” “Should I be the one defending faith and values? I’m a sinner…”, Salvini said on Facebook.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Di Maio Backs Lowering Voting Age to 16

Young people should be listened to — M5S chief, foreign minister

(ANSA) — Rome, September 30 — Foreign Minister and 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio said Monday that he was in favour of lowering the voting age to 16. At the moment, Italians have to wait until they are 18 to be able to vote for their representatives in the Lower House and 25 for the lawmakers in the Senate.

“Giving the vote to 16-year-olds is a proposal that we have always been behind and which we support strongly,” Di Maio said via Facebook.

“In Italy young people are called choosy, spoilt, ‘Gretini’, (‘little Gretas’, referring to climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg).

“As far as we are concerned, these people should be respected, listened to and put at the centre of our political world. “If a 16-year-old can work and pay taxes, they should also have the right to vote and decide who makes decisions about their life”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Imam Arrested for Beating Kids During Islam Lessons

Victims aged five to 10

(ANSA) — Venice — A 23-year-old Bangladeshi national who was acting as an imam in the northern city of Padua was arrested by State police on Tuesday for allegedly beating children during Islam lessons. The suspect allegedly hit pupils aged five to 10, including blows to the head, and threatening them during lessons at Padua’s Bangladesh Cultural Center.

“I thank and pay my sincerest compliments to the prosecutors and the State police for the investigation that led to this morning’s provision,” said Padua Mayor Sergio Giordani.

“Children must not be touched and this smart work by the institutions to stop unacceptable conduct is the cornerstone of the positive integration we must all work for”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Bologna Archbishop Launches Pork-Free Tortellini to Avoid Offending Muslims

ROME — Bologna archbishop Matteo Maria Zuppi has modified an age-old recipe for the feast of the city’s patron, San Petronio, commissioning a pork-free version of Bologna’s iconic tortellini pasta so that Muslims will feel welcome.

This Friday, which commemorates the feast of Saint Petronius, pasta makers will gather as they do every year at 11:00am in the large central square that bears the saint’s name. There they will roll out the fresh egg pasta by hand, with the variant that alongside the traditional pork-filled pasta a chicken-filled version will also be prepared at the prelate’s request.

Archbishop Zuppi, who will be made a cardinal by Pope Francis next Saturday, has dubbed the modified pasta “welcome tortellini” but many locals are referring to the alteration as “culinary blasphemy.”

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

Leader of Austria’s Right-Wing Populist Strache (FPÖ) Quits Politics

Austria’s former Vice-Chancellor and Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache announced on Tuesday that he’s leaving the party and withdrawing from politics altogether, Spiegel Online reports.

Stache had been the head of the right-wing populist party for 14 years.

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

Marion Marechal Calls for French to Resist ‘Great Replacement’

French former populist MP Marion Maréchal has called on her supporters to fight the “Great Replacement” at a major French right-wing conference.

Ms Maréchal made her comments on Saturday in Paris at the “Convention of the Right”, stating that massive demographic change, known as the Great Replacement, is a vital challenge for the right in France to overcome, Europe1 reports.

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

Muslim Jailed for 19 Years After Raping Child for 3 Years in UK

A paedophile who raped a child in a sickening three-year period of abuse has been jailed.

Muhammed Irfan, 35, was found guilty of raping a child under the age of 13 after a five-day trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

The sex beast, from Gough Road, Sparkhill, made threats against his traumatised victim’s family if she told anyone of her abuse ordeal.

But the brave young schoolgirl, whose childhood was ruined by the abuse, found the courage to speak out — sparking a police investigation.

At court the jury heard how the abuse had affected the schoolgirl. In a statement she said: “Throughout my childhood and in school, I was what I would describe as a naughty child.

“I would fight boys, be disruptive, answer teachers back and just not go to lessons. It is only now I am old enough to realise why I was like this.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

One Dead and Ten Injured in Sword Attack at Finnish School

At least one person has died and another ten have been injured in Kuopio, eastern Finland after a suspect brought a sword to a local college and began attacking people.

Local police say they were called to the scene at around 12:29 in the afternoon and were able to subdue the suspect after discharging their firearms less than ten minutes later, Finnish broadcaster YLE reports.

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

Sweden Bans History in Schools, Kids Will Learn About Gender Issues, Immigration & Climate Change Instead

The Viking history and identity of Sweden is going to be completely erased from Sweden. Sweden is now going to learn about becoming transsexuals and receiving more immigrants and well more Greta Thunberg global warming autism. All of this while Sweden is LITERALLY BURNING at the same time just like in the caricature on the right.

Yes, we’re not even joking! In the last 48 hours, Sweden has been the victim of “bombing, car fires, gunfire, and a knife murder”. For Fakz sake its not even banning the Viking history only, but the entire history of Europe.

Why the hell is there 1 single Swede left living in that God forsaken country anymore? In case you are a mentally ill imbecilic Swede who still hasn’t left Sweden to this day, we offer you a guide with countries where you could go to if you want to live a normal life.

No more Plato or Aristotle. No Rome, no more teaching of Swedish Great Power era in Swedish upper grade history classes. This is the new move from the Swedish Board of Education, which wants Swedish pupils to focus on Hitler, World War 2 and the following postmodern era in the late 20th century instead.

Recent days, the Swedish debate has focused on the social democratic next move to make the Swedish people less historically aware. Due to lack of lesson time, the Board of Education now suggests that the History subject must be radically changed.

Gender issues, climate and migration are of course included elements in the new suggested revised course plans of social sciences, which includes history.

At the upper grades 7-9, where pupils are 13-15 years old, there will no longer be any history taught dated older than the year 1700. All studying of the democratic cradle in ancient Greece, Rome, or The Swedish Great Power era (1611-1718) when Sweden ruled the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea, will be erased from history class.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Tractor Trails of Protesting Dutch Farmers Snarl Traffic for Hundreds of Miles

Thousands of Dutch farmers rolled their tractors over highways to The Hague to protest a possible crackdown on nitrogen emissions from livestock and farming operations. The angry farmers snarled traffic for hundreds of miles in what has been called the Netherlands’ busiest morning rush hour.

Brightly colored rows of the tractors rolled slowly down main roads all morning on Tuesday. The Dutch automobile association ANWB says it recorded more than 700 miles of traffic jams at the peak of rush hour, mostly due to the protest. A map released by the group shows a sea of red traffic blockages.

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

UK: Gang of 16 Knife Wielders Single Out White Victims in London

A gang of sixteen knife-wielding thugs robbed a group of young athletes in London’s Finsbury Park, threatening to kill the three white people if they didn’t hand over their phones, but telling the black people who were with them “you’re good.”

The six victims, reportedly the ‘biggest athletes’ from the sports academy, were walking home through the park last Monday at around 8:00 pm when they discovered they were being pursued by a group of 16 males, the Islington Gazette reports.

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

UK: Leave Voter Frustrated by Brexit Pours Petrol Over Himself Outside Parliament

What appears to be a protester frustrated by Brexit poured petrol on himself outside Parliament before being arrested by police.

“Incident at #Parliament. Police have closed Carriage Gate and someone has been arrested. Rumor someone’s thrown petrol, can smell it from the other side of the road, one person in red jacket being held by the police!” tweeted the London Resisters account.

Images show a large ‘Vote Leave’ sign at the scene of the arrest.

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UK: Report: PM to Ask EU to Veto Brexit Delay, Reveal New Plans to Europeans

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly expecting to ask European Union leaders to veto an extension to Article 50 to exploit a loophole in anti-Brexit legislation aimed at stopping a clean-break exit.

Last month, Remainer parliamentarians passed a law — the Benn Act, referred to as the “Surrender Act” — forcing the prime minister to ask a third delay of Brexit by October 19th if a deal is not agreed in the House of Commons, stopping a Clean-Break Brexit on October 31st.

Pro-EU activists and politicians fear that the prime minister may exploit loopholes in the law to deliver Brexit, as he had promised, on Halloween even without a deal. While Number 10 by law is required to ask an extension, the EU is not obliged to give one, leading to reports that the prime minister is expected to ask the EU heads of government — who must vote unanimously to support another extension — to veto the delay.

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UK: White People Banned From Speaking at ‘Resisting Whiteness’ Event at Edinburgh University

A prestigious Scottish university arranged an event titled “Resisting Whiteness” where white people were to be banned from speaking.

[Comment: So, would an event called “Resisting Blackness” thant banned blacks from speaking be OK then?]

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British Ice Cream Seller Who Joined ISIS in 2014 Begs to Come Home Because He ‘Misses Cardiff and His Mother’ After He is Found in Syrian Prison

A British ice cream seller who went to join ISIS in Syria five years ago has pleaded to come home because he misses his mother and his life in Cardiff.

Aseel Muthana left Wales for Syria in February 2014, aged 17, following his brother Nasser and another friend in joining the jihadist group.

His family feared he had died but Muthana has now resurfaced at a prison camp in northern Syria and his mother has backed his plea to come home.

Speaking to ITV News from the prison, Muthana, now 22, claimed he had merely wanted to ‘help the poor’ when he travelled to Syria.

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Indian Workers in Kuwait, Gulf Face New Test

CHENNAI: As producer of a long-running television show that spotlights the problems faced by Indians working in the Gulf, Rafeek Ravunther is used to hearing their heart-rending stories of exploitation. But a few years ago, he started noticing something new. Migrant workers, many of them women, were calling the show from Gulf countries saying they were being held for ransom. Their stories all followed a similar pattern — recruitment agents were holding them hostage, demanding large sums of money from their families in exchange for their release.

“The journey back home has become even more difficult for these migrants because of the demands for ransom by the agents,” Ravunther told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “Many are just stuck there, often under house arrest, because their families can’t pay this ransom.” Ravunther’s account chimes with what labor activists say is a new and growing form of exploitation in the Gulf states, where the International Labor Organization estimates 9 million Indians work.

Last month, relatives of three victims lodged a petition with India’s highest court criticizing official complaint mechanisms — the first time the government has been taken to task in court for its perceived inaction. Many victims are unskilled or semi-skilled workers lured by job agents’ promises of good pay and easy work who find themselves trapped in low paying domestic jobs, often working up to 15-hour days and having to endure verbal or physical abuse.

Josephine Valaramathi of the National Domestic Workers Movement said the charity was now dealing with at least two cases a month of agents demanding money from families of women working in the Gulf in exchange for their return home. The agents usually keep the women’s passports, effectively holding them hostage in a foreign land, she said. “This demand is pushing families into deep debts and till they arrange for the money, the worker is abused and ill-treated in the agent’s custody.”

It is a story Sadiq Basha, a taxi driver from the southern state of Tamil Nadu, is familiar with. He spent weeks trying to get his wife back from Kuwait, where she had gone to work as a maid, after the agent she went through demanded a ransom for her release. Frustrated by the lack of government help, he went to the Supreme Court together with relatives of two other victims, seeking to force the government to step in and secure his wife’s freedom…

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Shamima Begum: ISIS Bride Will Not be Allowed to Return to UK From Syria, Says Home Secretary

Former Isis bride Shamima Begum has reportedly been told once again by the home secretary that she will never be allowed back to the UK.

Ms Begum, who was 15-years-old when she secretly fled her home in Bethnal Green, East London, in 2015 to join the terrorist group, is now living in an camp run by Kurdish forces in Northern Syria.

She has repeatedly begged British authorities to permit her to return, even if that meant imprisonment in a UK jail.

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China Shows Powerful Military Capable of Defeating USA at 70th National Day Parade

Beijing has unveiled its nuclear-capable hypersonic glide vehicle and showed off other latest military tech at a grand parade at Tiananmen Square, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Following a flag raising ceremony, President Xi Jinping addressed the nation, hailing the country’s achievements over seven decades, and spoke with optimism about China’s future.

“The Chinese people managed to stand up on their feet and embark on a great journey of national rejuvenation,” he said.

No force can stop the Chinese people and the Chinese nation forging ahead.

To usher in the parade, 56 cannons — each representing one of China’s official ethnic minority groups — were fired 70 times a piece to mark the anniversary.

Beijing put some of its most cutting-edge military hardware on display, including the Dongfeng-17 (DF-17), a hypersonic glide vehicle attached to a short-to-medium-range ballistic missile, which is believed to have the ability to breach any of the missile defense systems currently deployed by potential adversaries.

A new supersonic reconnaissance drone, the DR-8, was also shown off during the parade, which Beijing will use as a sensor platform in conjunction with ballistic missile systems.

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Tiananmen Square 2.0: Hong Kong Now a War Zone

Police shot a protester in Hong Kong as China tries to squash the dissent by any means necessary. This is who Big Tech is allying with, and this is why they need to pull back from the darkness. Tune in and share this link!

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Video: Riot Cop Shoots Hong Kong Protester in Chest With Live Round

A shocking video shows a riot cop in Hong Kong shooting a protester in the chest with a live round at point blank range.

The incident occurred on Hoi Pa Street in Tsuen Wan during demonstrations to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China.

The clip shows the protester confront the cop before the officer draws his gun and fires into the protester’s chest.

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Daughter Slams Two Women Who Posted Disturbing Snapchat Video Showing Them Taunt Her Bloodied Father as They Boasted They Bashed Him Because ‘He Looked at Them’

Ellyce Quirk shared a video one of the accused attackers posted to Snapchat in the wake of the alleged assault near Thirroul Train Station in Wollongong, south of Sydney, on Saturday night.

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Nigerian Catholics Tell Muslim President: ‘We Are Tired of Burying Our Priests’

Catholic leaders in Nigeria have decried the reigning state of unrest and violence in the country, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to step up to his responsibility of protecting Nigerian citizens.

“Nigerians are tired of losing their dear ones to these killings,” said the national president of the Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria (CLCN), Thomas Adekoya. “Catholics are tired of mourning and burying their priests who are daily murdered for no just cause.”

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Farage: ‘Revolting’ Labour Party ‘Gerrymandering’ The Future of Britain With Mass Migration

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has said the Labour Party has now betrayed its traditional, working-class support base twice: once by working against the Brexit many of their supporters want, and now a second time with an “appalling, revolting” immigration policy leaving an “open door” to Britain.

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French Police Turn Blind Eye and Wave ‘Bye Bye’ To Migrants Making Boat Trips to UK

FRENCH Police officers in Calais and Dunkirk have been accused of helping people smugglers in France by advising when people should try to across the English Channel to the UK.

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Greece: At Least Two Dead as Migrants Clash With Police and Firefighters at Camp in Lesbos

At least two people have been killed after migrants in a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos set fires to housing units and clashed with police and firefighters on Sunday.

According to a report from Athens News Agency, which quoted police sources, a woman and child died as a result of the chaos and fires at the overcrowded Moria camp on the island of Lesbos. Five others were sent to hospital for injuries suffered from the fires and fighting.

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Karma: Gang of Algerians Rob Leftist Open Borders Senator and Judge in Italy

A senator from the Five Star Movement (M5S) and a judge have been robbed by a gang of Algerian migrants at Rome’s main Termini railway station.

Senator Gabriel Lanzi and a judge of the Court of Cassation were both robbed by three Algerians, with the judge having his briefcase full of confidential documents stolen not long after he had finished eating lunch at a restaurant close by the station, Italy’s Il Giornale reports.

Shortly after the judge was robbed, the North African thugs robbed Senator Lanzi while he was trying to flag down a taxi. The gang was able to get away with his bag which contained an iPad, a laptop, and other documents.

Shortly after the robberies, two of the thieves, aged 20 and 27, were arrested, taken into police custody, and were charged with aggravated theft. Police are still looking for the third individual who was involved.

Fortunately, all of the items stolen from the judge and the senator were able to be recovered by police.

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Pope Francis Decries Europe’s Indifference and Insensitivity to Migrants, Refugees

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Square to commemorate the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The motto this year was, “it’s not just about migrants.”

During his homily, the pope said that “We cannot remain indifferent to the tragedy of old and new forms of poverty that migration brings. We cannot remain insensitive, our hearts cold, before the misery of so many innocent people. We must not fail to weep. We must not fail to respond.”

Can you believe this? What does this man want more from us? Insensitive? Excuse me? How dare you? We opened our borders and there’s not one God damn day without hundreds or thousands of migrants entering our nations through Greece, Italy and Spain as if we’re not even nations anymore yet he comes and preaches to us that its not good enough?

What more does he want? Perhaps to leave our houses and say to some random migrants we run into on the streets: “Hey you want a free house? Today I wanna be SENSITIVE, altruistic (and retarded) and I want to live on the streets like a bum because the Pope said so.” And why is he pushing for PAGANS who worship Muhammad instead of Jesus to invade us and take our place? Is this man even Christian anymore? He’s a HERETIC!

Europe is already full of migrants, all while autists like Greta Thunberg scream that we are overpopulated and we’re changing the climate because its too many of us. So let’s unite the two stories, we need more people into Europe while at the same time we need to reduce the population of Europe. We need more of THEM and less of US. Translation: European genocide.

The Pope then went on to lie that basically all the migrants that show up at Europe’s doors are refugees generated by wars and its our fault because we sell them weapons.

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Sweden: Migrant Who Raped, Impregnated 11-Year-Old Avoids Lifetime Expulsion

A migrant in his 20s has been sentenced to three years in prison for raping an 11-year-old and getting her pregnant twice but will be allowed to return to Sweden after 10 years.

The migrant, whose original nationality is not clear, began his sexual relationship with the young girl during the summer of 2018, repeatedly sexually molesting her over the summer period, according to a report from Nyheter Idag.

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Director Todd Phillips Says He Made Joker Because “Woke” Hollywood Killed Comedy

Joker director Todd Phillips says that “woke” Hollywood and Twitter mob outrage culture has killed comedy.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Phillips said he turned to other themes because he found it increasingly difficult to make comedies in a new “woke” Hollywood that scrutinizes every joke through the lens of identity politics.

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Italy: Education Minister Moots Removing Crosses From Schools

Rash assertion says CEI, cross doesn’t offend anyone

(ANSA) — Rome, October 1 — Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti on Monday mooted removing crucifixes from schoolrooms to underline their secular nature, sparking a huge row.

“I believe in a secular school, I think that schools must be secular and allow all cultures to express themselves and not show one symbol in particular,” he said.

The idea met stiff opposition from the Catholic Church and from hard-right League leader Matteo Salvini who dubbed Fioramonti “a minister more worthy of anarchist squats than university research”.

Fioramonti declined to comment Tuesday saying the row was “sterile”.

Msgr Michele Pennisi, archbishop of Monreale near Palermo, said the case was a gift for Salvini who “will use it against the government”.

The secretary general of the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI), Msgr Stefano Russo, said Fioramonti’s stance had been “rash”.

“We need these symbols at the preset time. The crucifix does no harm and does not offend anyone. It absolutely a positive sign”, Russo said. The issue of crucifixes in schools, courtrooms and other public spaces has pitted secular and Islamic activists against Catholic traditionalists over recent years.

The most recent ruling from the European Court said that “displaying the crucifix does not injure religious freedom”.

The Italian association of atheists welcomed Fioramonti’s statement saying “this a good step forwards”.

The ruling anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) said removing crosses from schoolrooms was “not on the agenda”.

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Leader of Yale Law ‘Animal Rights’ Program: ‘Past Beliefs About Human Exceptionalism’ No Longer Legally Relevant

Yale University is launching a new program with the goal of addressing America’s “outdated” and “insufficient” animal rights policies.

Doug Kysar, a law professor at the Ivy League school, and law professor and Humane Society chief counsel for animal protection litigation Jonathan Lovvorn are heading up the new Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP) at Yale Law School along with Viveca Morris, an associate research scholar in the law school.

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Poll: 8% of Democratic College Students, 74% of Republican College Students Very Proud to be American

The vast majority of Republican college students compared to a small number of Democratic college students say they are very proud to be an American, according to the results of a new College Fix survey.

The poll asked 1,000 college students: How proud are you to be an American: very proud, moderately proud, only a little proud, or not at all proud?

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Pope Francis Has Half-Hour Meeting With LGBT Promoter Father James Martin

ROME — Pope Francis received Jesuit Father James Martin in a 30-minute private audience Monday, which the Jesuits are calling “a highly significant public statement of support and encouragement.”

“Father Martin is well known as a public speaker, author and for his pastoral ministry to L.G.B.T. people,” Gerard O’Connell reported Monday in the Jesuit magazine America.

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UK Rugby Referees Quitting Over Transgender Players Breaking Women’s Bones

Rugby referees in the UK would rather quit their jobs rather than watch male players who identify as females injure and maim actual female players. The Sunday Times reported that the fear of “being sued as more men claim to be women join the women’s leagues and end up hurting natural-born female contestants with their strength and speed” has led to their decision to resign rather than take the liability.

The refs also report that they have been warned not to question even bearded men for fear of being seen as non-inclusive. Women’s rugby does have a testosterone limit, but instead of testing the participants, refs are told to take the transgender athletes at their word.

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Woke Math in Seattle

In the future, historians will look back upon the suicide of our civilization and will see this poison for what it is. In Seattle, the city’s public schools have decided that everything, even mathematics, has to be seen through the lens of oppression and racism. Below are actual screenshots from the guidelines for math education there.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/1/2019

  1. “..Luigi Di Maio, the leader of the 5-Star Movement, announced his support for lowering the voting age to 16…”
    Voting age 16 (or is it even 15) is used in such a stalwart of democracy as Iran. In some countries of the former Soviet block immediately after WW2, the communists planned to lower the voting age from 21 years to 16, and there were cartoons in the opposition press (which existed in those countries until 1947 -1948) of a Gypsy woman calling her progeny: Come here, kids, let me wipe your noses, because today you are voting for the Commies. Anyhow even they finally accepted 18 years as voting age.
    But – if Greta who looks and functions as a 10-11 year old (just look at her interview without a script) is invited to preach to the UN, what is the big issue of 16-year olds giving what may be the decisive vote for the destruction of civilization?

  2. Lowering the voting age to 16 puts immigrant children onto the register 2 years sooner than expected, thus hastening native Italians’ demographic demise. That is the motivation behind this move. Di Maio took the opportunity to make his declaration whilst 16 yr old Greta Thunberg was in the limelight,

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