Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/12/2019

Mexican authorities disbanded a caravan of 2,000 migrants in southern Mexico that had been attempting to cross the country to the USA. The group of migrants crossed over from Guatemala, but many of them had come from countries further south in Latin America or even from Africa.

In other news, pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong threw Molotov cocktails inside a subway station. No one was injured, but the structure sustained significant damage.

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

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USA
» Activist Dies After Being Hit by SUV Near Cider Riot, Portland Left-Wing Hangout
» California Man Using Oxygen Tank Dies Within Minutes of Deliberate PG&E Power Outage, Family Says
» Confirmed!… Breaking: Ilhan Omar and Lover Tim Mynett Were Seen at the MN Trump Riots! Photos and Video — (Facial Recognition Confirmation) .Update
» Dick’s CEO Says Anti-Gun Policy Shrank Company by a ‘Quarter Billion Dollars’
» Google’s Stealth Plan to Defeat Trump in 2020
» Has the Time Come to Put Down Lawlessness, Insurrection and Rebellion?
» Intel Expert Tony Shaffer: Government Officials Trained in “Information Dark Arts” Are Using These Techniques Against President Trump
» John Solomon Exposes Fired Ukrainian Ambassador’s Links to Radical Soros Group (Video)
» On the Eve of the CNN Insider Blowing the Whistle on His Own Network…
» The “Safe Drivers Act” Is a Real-Time National Driver Surveillance Program
» Watch a Giant 3D Printer Spit Out an Entire Boat
 
Europe and the EU
» As an Election Nears in Poland, Church and State Are a Popular Combination
» France: Paris Police ‘Disarmed’ After Suspicions of Islamic Radicalisation
» French Journalist Intimidated With Sanctions for Stating Terrorist Motive in Paris Police HQ Murders
» French Govt Minister Announces a Dozen Cases of Radicalised Muslim Teachers
» Germany: Berlin Police Release ‘Allah Akbar’ Migrant Knifeman Who Stormed Synagogue
» It’s Not (Just) The Economy, Stupid: Poland MP Says Elections Are About ‘Identity, Safety’
» Polish MP: Soros ‘Wants to Rule the World’ As ‘Master of Puppets’
» Polish-Americans Back Trump, So Left Want to Damage U.S.-Poland Relations
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Protests: Activists Accuse Group of Failing to Prepare Members for Being Arrested
» UK: Four People Injured in Suspected Terror Stabbings at Manchester Arndale
» UK: London’s ‘Massive Cocaine Problem’ Bigger Than Amsterdam, Berlin, Barcelona Combined
» Vatican Beefs Up Denial of Pope Francis Heresy
 
Middle East
» Ankara Should Stop: EU Must Not Accept Blackmail — Conte
» France, Germany Halt Arms Exports to Turkey as Arab League Demands UN Action
 
Far East
» Hong Kong Protesters Bomb Subway Station With Molotov Cocktails
» Is Trump Luring Kim and Xi Into a Death Trap?
» Pompeo: ‘The Pages of George Orwell’s 1984 Are Coming to Life’ In China
» South Park ‘Band in China’ Episode Screened in Hong Kong Streets After China Banned Series
» Superstar German DJ ‘Permanently Banned’ From China for Liking a ‘South Park’ Tweet
» This Online Tool Lets You See How Chinese Tech Companies Are Influencing the World
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Kenyan Runner Eliud Kipchoge Just Became the First Person in History to Finish a Marathon in Under 2 Hours
» South Africa: Hate Crimes Expert and Psychologist Slaughtered in Her Home, Throat Slit and Stabbed Multiple Times
 
Immigration
» Caravan of 2,000 Migrants Detained in Southern Mexico
» France: North African Migrant Gang on Trial for Raping and Robbing Sex Workers
» Italy: Act on Migrants or Europe Will be Submerged — Mattarella
 
Culture Wars
» Catholic League Decries Democrats’ Growing Hostility Toward Religion
» Franklin Graham: I Will Not Worship ‘Rainbow Pride Flag’
» Leftists Distribute Phony Fliers Calling Columbus Day ‘Offensive Holiday’ In Attempt to Cancel Parade
» UMaine Publicly Shames College Republicans for Columbus Day Comments in Campus-Wide Email
 

Activist Dies After Being Hit by SUV Near Cider Riot, Portland Left-Wing Hangout

A Portland activist died after being hit by an SUV early Saturday near a Northeast Portland cidery and left-wing hangout, according to multiple people who knew him.

Police identified Sean D. Kealiher, a 23-year-old Portland resident, as the man who was hit after leaving Cider Riot, a gathering place for antifascists, anarchists and other leftists. Shots were fired at the car after it hit Kealiher, and the vehicle crashed into a building at Eighth Avenue and Davis Street.

Kealiher, who identified as an anarchist, was driven to a hospital. Doctors tried to save his life, according to police, but he died of blunt-force trauma.

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

California Man Using Oxygen Tank Dies Within Minutes of Deliberate PG&E Power Outage, Family Says

A 67-year-old Pollock Pines man using multiple breathing machines died within minutes of the deliberate PG&E power outage in Northern California.

Robert Mardis Sr.’s family says he would still be alive if PG&E did not shut off their power this week.

The family says they were prepared for the power outage with battery-operated equipment as a back up plan.

According to the family, Robert Mardis was asleep when his oxygen tank lost power within minutes of PG&E’s outage.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Confirmed!… Breaking: Ilhan Omar and Lover Tim Mynett Were Seen at the MN Trump Riots! Photos and Video — (Facial Recognition Confirmation) .Update

Riots of left wing radicals broke out in Minneapolis on Thursday night following President Trump’s record-setting rally in the Target Center.

Far-left protesters reportedly made a bonfire with dozens of ‘Make America Great Again’ hats stolen off the heads of people who attended Thursday night’s Trump rally in Minnesota.

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

Dick’s CEO Says Anti-Gun Policy Shrank Company by a ‘Quarter Billion Dollars’

The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods told CBS News this weekend that his decisions to stop selling certain guns and hire lobbyists to push for new gun bans have cost his company roughly $250 million.

CBS Sunday Morning host Lee Cowan asked Dick’s CEO Ed Stack how much his company lost after the retailer decided to stop selling firearms to anyone under the age of 21.

“About a quarter of a billion,” Stack replied. “Pretty close.”

Stack also said the company destroyed $5 million worth of rifle inventory because Stack believed no one should be allowed to own them.

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

Google’s Stealth Plan to Defeat Trump in 2020

David Kupelian lays out the battlefield and explains Democrats’secret weapon

A dark cloud of madness has settled over the Democratic Party. After convincing themselves and millions of Americans, without evidence, that our democratically elected president is a traitor, a secret double agent serving an enemy power, the Mueller report finally revealed that the “Trump Russia collusion” narrative was the worst political hoax in U.S. history. But instead of slinking away in disgrace — or, heaven forbid, apologizing — the Democrats took a couple weeks off to rest and regroup, then launched another “Trump is a traitor” hoax — this time moving on from Russia to its next-door neighbor, Ukraine.

In keeping with Democrats’trademark tactic of projection, everything they are now accusing Trump of doing — colluding with Ukraine to rig an election, personally profiting from his high government position, etc. — they themselves did. Repeatedly, provably and brazenly.

Meanwhile, their party’s presidential hopefuls — at least all their top-tier candidates — are corrupt, compromised, deranged people who lie as easily as breathing.

Do I exaggerate?

Consider that Sen. Bernie Sanders insists that convicted terrorists — specifically including Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who in 2013 slaughtered three and maimed close to 300 with nail-filled pressure-cooker bombs — should be allowed to vote. Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill in June that would grant reparations for homosexuals. “Beto” O’Rourke promises to send police to your home to confiscate your legally purchased firearms or drag you off to prison — plus, now he says he wants to eliminate tax exemptions for all Christian churches that refuse to celebrate same-sex marriage!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Has the Time Come to Put Down Lawlessness, Insurrection and Rebellion?

Any decent and impartial observer can see that leftist and corporate America has come to resemble a cloacal bog of lies, corruption, slander, censorship, entitlements and violence, a veritable “swamp” as it has been aptly called. What commentator Diana Sitek writing in American Thinker calls “the entitlement to depravity embedded in the Left’s social justice dogma” is both massive and unrelenting. The media, the academy, the entertainment industry, Big Tech, the Democrat Party, and the “Deep State” are profoundly engaged in a networked alliance to overturn the results of a lawful election and subvert a legitimate and effective presidency. President Trump has vowed to “drain the swamp” but it is moot whether a single individual, regardless of the power of high office, with little in the way of institutional support — and despite his strength of character and resolve — can thwart what is nothing less than an ongoing political putsch.

The attempt to impeach the president on no reasonable or substantial grounds is merely another frantic yet tenacious effort by the coup-obsessed Left to unravel the fabric of a constitutional republic. This is plainly the purpose behind the Democrat’s infamous Green New Deal inspired by the U.N.’s Agendas 21 and 2030 which, under the guise of sustainable development, lay out a plan for the punitive regulation of reliable energy sources, the elimination of private property, redistribution of personal wealth, restriction of due process and, of course, the diminishment of American dynamism and prestige. It is a program that perfectly encapsulates the overarching agenda of the political Left, namely, a protracted war on the free enterprise system and the emasculation of the Constitution of the United States, to be accomplished under the stewardship of a plutocratic elite.

Most conservatives are in agreement about the problem. What should be done about it, however, remains an open question. Clearly something like a classical lustration needs to be undertaken, a “purification of the fields” or, in this case, a cleansing of the noisome bog which is current American politics. It is the Party of impeachment that needs to be impeached, those who advocate or practice insurgent violence or call for the assassination of the president who must be arrested, an activist judiciary that exceeds its mandate and seeks to frustrate executive actions that should be selectively disbenched, and a seditious media that needs to be held accountable for its violation of the SPJ Code of Ethics. The issue, however, is whether the great purge of unsavory and dissident institutions, organizations, and power brokers can succeed via discursive, procedural, and electoral means or whether something far more dramatic is needed to prevent the end of the unique republican experiment that is the United States of America.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Intel Expert Tony Shaffer: Government Officials Trained in “Information Dark Arts” Are Using These Techniques Against President Trump

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Anthony “Tony” Shaffer joined One America News Network to discuss the current and ongoing attacks against President Donald Trump from inside the US government.

The latest attack by the shadow government is by highly trained intelligence officials in coordination with Democrat Party operatives and the fake news media surrounding President Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian President.

We know now since President Zelensky has defended President Trump twice already that there was nothing unusual, unethical or illegal about Trump’s call with Zelensky in late July.

However, the Democrats, their deep state operatives and their liberal fake news media have succeeded in persuading a large swath of the US population that Trump committed a criminal act during the call.

Tony Shaffer says this is another example of how trained intel operatives are using their training against the sitting US president.

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

John Solomon Exposes Fired Ukrainian Ambassador’s Links to Radical Soros Group (Video)

FOX News contributor John Solomon revealed fired Ukrainian Ambassador Maria Yovanovich’s links to a radical Soros group.

On Friday fired Ambassador Yovanovich testified behind closed doors in front of the Pelosi-Schiff impeachment committee.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

On the Eve of the CNN Insider Blowing the Whistle on His Own Network…

“It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” — Samuel Adams.

This week, a CNN insider will blow the whistle and through Project Veritas will release dozens of recordings made of officials at the highest levels of CNN, revealing a political agenda, bias and misconduct hidden from public view.

This series of tapes — which we think will be the biggest story of the year for Project Veritas — blends two extraordinary series of events; a brave insider secretly recording at work. This is a hard-hitting piece of hidden camera muckraking into one of the supposed “most trusted names in news.”

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

The “Safe Drivers Act” Is a Real-Time National Driver Surveillance Program

A new Senate bill would create a real-time national driver surveillance program that would allow law enforcement to know anything and everything about a driver at the click of a button.

A recent article in WCVB Channel 5 revealed that the “Safe Drivers Act” is designed for one purpose and that is to share everything a motorist has ever done with law enforcement nationwide.

Outside the Danvers branch of the Registry of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday, Congressman Seth Moulton publicly announced legislation he’s filed in hopes of making it easier for traffic safety officials to share information about drivers across state lines.

How Moulton plans to make it easier to share drivers’ personal information with law enforcement across the country is frightening.

The ultimate goal of the bill is to help lead to the creation of a national, real-time data sharing program, Moulton’s office said.

Apparently, knowing a driver’s Social Security Number, address, date of birth, checking their driving record and running their name against a national criminal database is not enough.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Watch a Giant 3D Printer Spit Out an Entire Boat

The University of Maine just set three world records in one fell swoop.

Using the world’s largest prototype polymer 3D printer, a UMaine team built the world’s largest 3D-printed boat, which also happened to be the world’s largest solid 3D-printed object — and a new time-lapse video lets you watch the vessel’s record-setting, three-day construction come together in half a minute.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

As an Election Nears in Poland, Church and State Are a Popular Combination

As the bells of evening Mass begin to ring, Kazimiera Sokolowska carefully makes her way up the steps to the Immaculate Conception Church in her hometown of Gora Kalwaria, Poland, in the heart of a bucolic river valley an hour outside of the capital of Warsaw. She attends Mass at least three times a week because, she says, that’s what Poles do.

“Being Polish means religion, God, children and family,” she says with a warm smile.

The 80-year-old accountant has lived through war, Soviet ruler Josef Stalin — “we praised him endlessly when we were young,” she says — and the end of Communism. Through it all, Poland’s Roman Catholic Church has stood by the people, Sokolowska says. Now, she says the nation’s government is standing by the people and the church.

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

France: Paris Police ‘Disarmed’ After Suspicions of Islamic Radicalisation

Two Muslim Paris police officers have had their weapons taken away from them, with one suspended from duty, after allegations that the pair may have been radicalised.

The first officer, a 39-year-old, was ordered to surrender his firearm on Thursday and suspended by the police force as a “precautionary principle”. According to his colleagues, the officer had married a Muslim lawyer in 2011 and began to grow his beard, pray at work and show other signs of religiosity, Le Parisien reports.

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

French Journalist Intimidated With Sanctions for Stating Terrorist Motive in Paris Police HQ Murders

A French journalist has been intimidated and sanctioned by his superiors for his coverage of the Paris police HQ murders, after he stated that the killer might have been motivated by radical Islam.

Clement Weill-Raynal, a journalist who works for the France Télévisions group, says that he was threatened with sanctions for ‘prematurely’ mentioning the motive behind the attack, the French weekly news magazine Le Point reports.

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

French Govt Minister Announces a Dozen Cases of Radicalised Muslim Teachers

French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer revealed cases of a dozen Muslim public school teachers who have been radicalised, along with a far greater number of radicalised pupils.

Blanquer announced ten cases of radicalisation on Friday morning, stating, “These are cases that can be of varying intensity, these are things that give rise to the first vigilance on our part,” broadcaster Europe1 reports.

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

Germany: Berlin Police Release ‘Allah Akbar’ Migrant Knifeman Who Stormed Synagogue

Berliners have expressed disbelief after a Syrian migrant who stormed a synagogue with a knife yelling “Allah hu Akbar!” was freed from jail only a day later.

The incident occurred at a synagogue in the middle of Berlin on a Friday. Syrian migrant Mohammed M., 23, climbed over a security fence armed with an eight-inch-long knife and stormed the building while yelling “Israel!” and “Allah hu Akbar!” before security guards pepper-sprayed him, Bild reports.

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

It’s Not (Just) The Economy, Stupid: Poland MP Says Elections Are About ‘Identity, Safety’

Poland’s conservative-populist government has rejected received opinion that “the economy, stupid” must be centre stage in any election campaign, putting national identity and public safety first as the country heads to the polls on October 13th.

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

Polish MP: Soros ‘Wants to Rule the World’ As ‘Master of Puppets’

The left-liberal establishment is attacking Poland’s conservative government ahead of national elections on Sunday because its success “damages the Soros Plan”, according to Polish lawmaker Dominik Tarczynski.

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, the outspoken Polish parliamentarian said it was “obvious” that the international interest in his country’s elections is a result of “globalist” distaste for its conservative-populist Law and Justice Party (PiS) government and its pro-sovereignty, anti-mass migration agenda, which Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has described as “far from neoliberalism, and equally far from socialism”.

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

Polish-Americans Back Trump, So Left Want to Damage U.S.-Poland Relations

Ahead of Poland’s national elections on October 13th, Polish lawmaker Dominik Tarczynski has said the global left want the country’s conservative government to fail because it supports U.S. leader Donald Trump.

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion Protests: Activists Accuse Group of Failing to Prepare Members for Being Arrested

They have brought cities to a standstill over fears that climate change will result in the deaths of billions of people within decades.

But despite their concern about the mass extinction of humanity, some Extinction Rebellion activists are now quarreling over whether they are being adequately protected by their own movement from the imminent threat of being arrested and dragged through the legal system.

In their quest to put the spotlight on climate change, activists have drawn both praise and scorn for their bold protests, which include gluing themselves to government buildings and clambering on top of planes.

More than 1,200 protesters, who have vowed to shut down London for two weeks, have been arrested since Monday.

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

UK: Four People Injured in Suspected Terror Stabbings at Manchester Arndale

Counter-terrorism police are investigating a possible ‘lone wolf’ terror attack after four people inside a shopping center in Manchester were stabbed by a knifeman on Friday.

Shortly after the attack, the suspect — a man in his 40s — was detained by police, at first, on suspicion of serious assault but later on suspicion of terrorism, the Independent reports.

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

UK: London’s ‘Massive Cocaine Problem’ Bigger Than Amsterdam, Berlin, Barcelona Combined

London has a cocaine problem bigger than that of Europe’s next three largest cocaine-consuming cities combined, according to an analysis by King’s College London.

Forensic scientists at the London university undertook a study of wastewater in cities across Europe, analysing it for the compound produced when the body breaks down cocaine, benzoylecgonine.

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

Vatican Beefs Up Denial of Pope Francis Heresy

ROME — The Vatican has issued a stronger statement to refute claims alleging that Pope Francis has said Jesus Christ is not God, as there have been complaints of an earlier “tepid” response.

Last Wednesday, Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari published an essay in La Repubblica newspaper declaring, among other things, that the pope told him he believes that Jesus of Nazareth was an exceptional man but not God incarnate.

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

Ankara Should Stop: EU Must Not Accept Blackmail — Conte

‘I’ll say it loud and clear at next European Council’

(ANSA) — Isernia, October 11 — Turkey should stop its offensive against Syrian Kurds and the EU should not “accept the blackmail” of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatening to send 3.6 million Syrian refugees to Europe if its intervention was challenged, Premier Giuseppe Conte said Friday.

“I will say this loud and clear at the next EU Council,” Conte said in Isernia.

“The EU cannot accept this blackmail from Turkey.” He said the reception of Syrian refugees by Turkey had been “amply financed by Europe.

“The military initiative must cease immediately and the EU and all the international community must speak with a single voice,” Conte said.

Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio also called Erdogan’s “blackmail” unacceptable.

Rome on Thursday summoned the Turkish ambassador and voiced to him “firm condemnation” of Ankara’s push into northern Syria.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

France, Germany Halt Arms Exports to Turkey as Arab League Demands UN Action

France and Germany on Saturday suspended arms exports to Turkey over its military offensive into northeastern Syria against Kurdish fighters.

Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the Bild am Sonntag weekly that “against the background of the Turkish military offensive in northeastern Syria, the government will not issue any new permissions for any weapons that can be used by Turkey in Syria.”

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

Hong Kong Protesters Bomb Subway Station With Molotov Cocktails

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters again took to the streets of Hong Kong Saturday, defying police warnings they were gathering illegally to express continued anger at what they believe is Beijing’s tightening grip on the city.

While the march was peaceful, protesters threw several Molotov cocktails inside a subway station. No one was injured but the Kowloon Tong station was severely damaged, Reuters reported.

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

Is Trump Luring Kim and Xi Into a Death Trap?

One of the Machiavellian principles of power, at least inferred, is that dictators must surround themselves with their enemies. This sounds illogical, but it’s true. Mafia bosses must surround themselves with a protective layer of brutal, murderous thugs, who will willingly carry out orders to kill potential enemies. Yet how many mafia bosses have been murdered by their own supposed protectors?

A dictatorship is nothing more than an organized crime mob on steroids. The head of state must brutally suppress (read: murder) anyone and everyone who poses even a remote threat to his power. Dictators do not get voted out of office. They get carried out, feet first.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pompeo: ‘The Pages of George Orwell’s 1984 Are Coming to Life’ In China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke Friday before the American Association of Christian Counselors, where he called out China for human rights abuses and defended religious liberty around the world.

Speaking in Nashville, Pompeo said the Trump administration “has spoken to the truth in many ways that previous administrations haven’t done,” such as calling out “China’s rule-breaking and authoritarianism” and Iran’s bogus victimhood claims. It was his remarks about China that have received the most attention, given the controversy surrounding the partially communist country and the NBA.

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

South Park ‘Band in China’ Episode Screened in Hong Kong Streets After China Banned Series

As political tensions between Hong Kong protesters and the Chinese government grow, the animated comedy South Park once again finds itself at the heart of the conflict.

In the wake of reports that China has outright banned all South Park content from the Internet, protesters have found other ways of disseminating the episode “Band in China.” As spotted by The Hollywood Reporter, protesters in Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po district screened the episode to an impromptu but very appreciative crowd.

While it’s unknown who exactly organized the screening, THR writes, “the screening inspired considerable discussion on the online forums favored by the protest movement though. Many praised South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone as ‘prophets,’ and rare Western media figures willing to show ‘strong backbone’ in response to the Chinese government’s efforts to stifle international free speech…

           — Hat tip: JLH [Return to headlines]
 

Superstar German DJ ‘Permanently Banned’ From China for Liking a ‘South Park’ Tweet

Zedd, a high-profile DJ and music producer, has been permanently banned from China for liking a tweet from “South Park’s” official account.

On Friday, Zedd tweeted about the ban, and CNBC verified the claim with his publicist on Saturday.

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

This Online Tool Lets You See How Chinese Tech Companies Are Influencing the World

As Chinese censorship grips the professional sports world — including esports — it is important to understand just how much China is influencing the rest of the world.

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), a non-partisan think tank partially funded by the Australian government, has been tracking Chinese influence around the world with a particular focus in Chinese tech companies. The organization has an online database that shows “the global expansion of 12 key Chinese tech companies working across the telecommunications, internet & biotech sectors.”

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

Kenyan Runner Eliud Kipchoge Just Became the First Person in History to Finish a Marathon in Under 2 Hours

Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya just became the first person in history to run a marathon in under two hours.

Kipchoge ran 26.2 miles in 1:59:40 at the Ineos Challenge in Vienna, Austria on Saturday.

“I am feeling good. After Roger Bannister in 1954 it took another 63 years, I tried and I did not get it — 65 years, I am the first man — I want to inspire many people, that no human is limited,” the runner told the BBC after the marathon.

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

South Africa: Hate Crimes Expert and Psychologist Slaughtered in Her Home, Throat Slit and Stabbed Multiple Times

Dr. Mirah Wilks was an expert on hate crimes against the LGBTQ community. Mirah and her husband moved to South Africa after their retirement.

On Sunday night after her husband went to synagogue vandals smashed through the roof, stabbed Mirah numerous times and slit her neck.

Mirah was a polio survivor, a cancer survivor and a psychologist.

Free West Media reported:

Dr. Mirah Wilks was known for her research into hate crimes against the LGBTQ community. Her latest project was researching resilience as a means of adaption and survival, The Times of Israel reported.

Wilks, 69, was killed inside her home on Sunday shortly after her husband left to go to their local synagogue, The Daily Mail reported. The armed black robbers waited on the roof of the house for Wilks’ husband to leave before they smashed through the ceiling to gain entry into the home.

On his return, her husband found the blood soaked body of his wife of 45 years with her throat slit and stabbed multiple times in the chest and back. According to police, two laptops and a cellphone were stolen. They have launched a major manhunt in the Johannesburg area for the suspects.

[Comment: There is no future for whites in black communist run South Africa.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Caravan of 2,000 Migrants Detained in Southern Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials broke up a caravan of around 2,000 migrants that had set out from southern Mexico Saturday in the hopes of reaching the United States, amid increasing difficulty obtaining permission to pass through Mexico.

Many of the migrants who departed from Tapachula, Chiapas early in the morning had been held up in this city just north of Guatemala for weeks or months, awaiting residency or transit papers from Mexican authorities. The migrants are originally from Central America, Africa and the Caribbean.

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

France: North African Migrant Gang on Trial for Raping and Robbing Sex Workers

A gang of military-aged migrant men from Morocco who’ve been accused of raping, extorting, robbing sex workers across several cities in France now face trial in Rennes.

According to Le Télégramme, the seven migrants, aged between 25 and 35, are alleged to have acted as if they were paying clients of the sex workers before robbing them and often raping them.

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

Italy: Act on Migrants or Europe Will be Submerged — Mattarella

Common assumption of problem or negative consequences for all

(ANSA) — Rome, October 11 — President Sergio Mattarella said Friday Europe must act on migrants or risk being overwhelmed by the issue.

Speaking at a head of state informal meeting in Athens, Mattarella said “we need sustainable but common management of the phenomenon and not its removal, ducking the issue.

“The phenomenon,” he added, “must be tackled in order to govern it otherwise it will overwhelm whatever equilibrium there is on our continent.

“The ignoble traffic of human beings, for our consciences, is a constant rebuke. “Unless it is taken on comprehensively no one will be able to resolve it but we will all have negative consequences”.

Mattarella was speaking at the Arraiolos summit.

The Arraiolos Meeting is a multinational informal convention of both executive and non-executive presidents of European Union member states, held roughly once in a year.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Catholic League Decries Democrats’ Growing Hostility Toward Religion

One message resounding loudly and clearly from the latest televised Democrat debate is how hostile the party has become toward people of faith, Catholic League President Bill Donohue said on Friday.

According to Dr. Donohue, the Democrat candidates “fail the religion test” for falling over themselves trying to prove who is the most severe in dealing with religious freedom issues.

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

Franklin Graham: I Will Not Worship ‘Rainbow Pride Flag’

Celebrated Christian evangelist Franklin Graham has taken issue with the Democrats’ extreme push of the LGBTQ agenda, saying he will stand with biblical morality.

“I will not bow down at the altar of the LGBTQ agenda nor worship their rainbow pride flag,” Rev. Graham said in reaction to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip churches of their tax-exempt status if they do not recognize homosexual marriage.

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

Leftists Distribute Phony Fliers Calling Columbus Day ‘Offensive Holiday’ In Attempt to Cancel Parade

‘Columbus’ arrival to America caused the mass murder of Native American people,’ flier reads.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UMaine Publicly Shames College Republicans for Columbus Day Comments in Campus-Wide Email

The University of Maine publicly shamed the school’s College Republicans chapter in a campus-wide email after the group expressed its opinion about the Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples’ Day controversy.

Earlier this year, Maine Democrat Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill that officially changed Columbus Day to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” Monday will be the first official observation of the newly named holiday in the state of Maine.

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  1. Official fined for using rune costume

    The head of the department of culture and youth policy of the city of Livny, Sergey Klushin, led the children’s holiday “Kolyada” in a Slavic costume decorated with ancient runes. The experts who conducted the iconographic examination came to the conclusion that the Odal runic sign, which was used in the Third Reich, is depicted on the clothes.

    “The image on the left sleeve of the caftan S. Klushin is similar to the point of confusion with the symbols used in Nazi Germany,” the court ruling said.

    The fine amounted to 1.5 thousand rubles. The accused himself claims that the caftan depicts the Slavic symbol “Rod”

    Rod – A series of generations originating from one ancestor, as well as a generation in general.

    https://diletant.media/news/45269141/

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