Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/30/2019

The Libyan navy rescued more than 200 migrants in the Mediterranean today. The rescued would-be immigrants, most of them from sub-Saharan Africa, were returned to port on the coast of Libya.

In other news, the London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan had been convicted and imprisoned previously for plotting to blow up the London Stock Exchange, but was released from prison early.

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Storming the Border at Ceuta

The autonomous city of Ceuta is one of two Spanish enclaves on the coast of North Africa (the other being Melilla) bordering on Morocco. Last week a group of migrants tried to break through the border and gain entrance to Spain, and thus the EU, by running a large van through a border post at full speed. Based on the footage of the aftermath, it looks like the culture-enrichers encountered strips of long metal spikes that obliterated their vehicle’s tires.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this news report, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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We Had to Destroy Free Speech in Order to Save It

In a recent speech in the Bundestag, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out in favor of freedom of expression, but said that there must be limits to it, such as when it might “injure the dignity of others”.

I’m an American living in the USA, so the idea that free speech could be curtailed if someone’s dignity is offended seems nonsensical. However, Europe is a different sort of place, with different rules. Most Western European countries have hedged in freedom of speech with a lot of exceptions and restrictions.

Can you imagine the process by which the State would determine whether any particular instance of speech might be injurious to someone’s dignity? The legislature would have to order the formation of a Dignity Assessment Board, with members chosen by the head of government according to rules that guarantee the preservation of “diversity” in the body. The board would be granted a large budget so that it could examine each instance of possibly offensive speech at whatever length the circumstances required.

I’m certain that anyone who said “Islam is inherently violent” would be judged to have injured the dignity of others. However, if someone said “Jews are the descendants of apes and pigs,” he would probably be let off the hook…

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/29/2019

Hungarian police discovered two tunnels that were being used by human smugglers to bring migrants across the border from Serbia. 44 migrants were detained, and a Serb suspected of human trafficking was arrested.

In other news, climate protesters disrupted Black Friday shoppers at shopping malls across the world. Although, strictly speaking, the demonstrations only occurred in the Western world.

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The Lost City of Londonistan

Earlier today a terrorist attacked pedestrians with a knife on London Bridge, wounding several people before being shot to death by police (see the Breitbart report on the incident). The attack prompted our English correspondent Seneca III to send the following essay.

The Lost City of Londonistan

by Seneca III

Before the perfectly naturally angry and precisely directed response to today’s atrocity on and about London Bridge is officially designated ‘wrongthink’ and generates the inevitable screams of ‘Islamophobia!’ from the collective entity ultimately responsible, perhaps a little dose of facts and history may help level the playing field.

The noun ‘Islamophobia’ is a compound oxymoron concocted to obfuscate historic reality, and it is the reverse of the same propaganda coin the obverse of which reads ‘Religion of Peace’. Consider: how could such a long, fully documented record of fourteen centuries of relentless Islamic aggression during which Muslims launched jihad after jihad spreading death and atrocity far and wide across the globe now be ignored in order to enforce a revisionist dialogue totally contrary to recorded facts?

Europe itself was assaulted on every quarter from Iceland to Ireland to Scotland and England to Scandinavia and the Low Countries; from Spain to France to the Balkans and Austria. The devastation caused by this incessant slaughter and the after-effects of Islam’s scorched-earth policy was immense, and rendered vast swathes of Europe uninhabitable. According to some sources it was during these periods that approximately 15 million Europeans, close to 20% of a population of roughly 78 million, were either killed outright, starved to death, died of diseases spread through displacement or were taken and sold into predominantly sexual slavery in the souks of Arabia and the Barbary Coast.

The Italian scholar Franco Cardini wrote: “If we ask ourselves how and when the modern notion of Europe and the European identity was born, we realise the extent to which Islam was a factor (albeit a negative one) in its creation. Repeated Muslim aggression against Europe between the seventh to eighth centuries, then between the fourteenth and the eighteenth centuries was the ‘violent midwife’ to Europe.”

That we Europeans became less involved in internecine conflicts and more militantly oriented beyond our borders is not an indictable action but a natural product of the will to survive and a growing awareness that offence is the best form of defence. It was not a case of the West being the aggressor and Islam the victim, as the cultural relativism narrative would have us believe; if anyone has a grievance to air it is the West, not the demented slaves of Allah in the occupied territories now established from Londonistan to Glasgow and blighting the whole face of Europe like a human pox.

Remember, nothing in Islam changes. In the final analysis we would be mad to accept the claim that we Westerners are in any way responsible for the current state of affairs, other than that in our sublime stupidity and fear of being labelled ‘Racist!’ we have allowed our corrupted academic and political classes to physically impose this pre-medieval abomination upon us without much more than a fearful murmur of disapproval.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/28/2019

An intoxicated Gambian migrant attacked two policemen in a shopping center in the Italian town of Suzzara. The assailant was reportedly already subject to two deportation orders when he made his attack.

In other news, at least forty Sunni protesters in Iraq were killed in the space of 24 hours during anti-Iran demonstrations.

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Matt Bracken and ESW on InfoWars


Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff appeared recently on InfoWars via skype when Matt Bracken was sitting in as host.

She talked about her just-released book, The Truth Is No Defense, which concerns her experiences being prosecuted and convicted in Austria for “denigration of a legally recognized religion”.

She and Matt also discussed the state of free speech in Western Europe (short version: there is none) and the current assault on the First Amendment here in the USA:

For previous posts on the “hate speech” prosecution of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, see Elisabeth’s Voice: The Archives.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/27/2019

A New York City man named Zachary Clark was arrested for providing material support to the Islamic State. Mr. Clark allegedly pledged allegiance first to Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and then, after the latter was killed, to the new caliph, Abu Ibrahim al-Sashemi al-Qurayshi.

In other news, more than 700 migrants landed in Greece in the space of 24 hours.

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Italy Will Deport Child-Abusing Nazi-Loving Imam to Bangladesh

The staff at a Bangladeshi “Cultural Center” near Padua in northern Italy have been exposed as child-abusers, and now one of the imams is to be deported after it was discovered that he was a fan of Adolf Hitler.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Germans Are Easy Prey

The following video highlights yet another instance of painstaking research by social scientists to discover something which is obvious to most people. In this case, it’s the amazing news that people who don’t defend themselves tend to targeted by violent thugs who prey on the weak.

One might infer that the situation discussed in the video can be ascribed to the unique national character of post-war Germany, which was formed under a long occupation by the victorious allies. Yet the same conditions may be observed in other Western European countries, especially Sweden, which hasn’t had to endure a humiliating military defeat and occupation for more than 200 years. So different causes must be sought for the craven and submissive behavior of Western Europeans.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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A Thwarted Islamic Terror Attack in the Netherlands

Two men have been arrested for planning an Islamic terror attack in the Netherlands using suicide bomb vests. One of the men is said to be from Iran, and the other is “Dutch”. It’s not clear whether the latter is an ethnic Dutch convert, or a culture-enricher holding Dutch citizenship (and possibly born in the Netherlands). In Germany and Sweden, anyone who holds a passport for that country is described in the media as a “German” or a “Swede”, respectively.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from the Dutch news site NU.nl:

Two arrests for preparing a terror attack with bomb vests

November 26, 2019

On Monday police arrested two men from Zoetermeer between the ages of 20 and 34 who are suspected of preparing a terrorist attack in the Netherlands. The attack, with bomb vests and one or more car bombs, would likely have been carried out at the end of this year in the Netherlands.

The 20-year-old man is a Dutchman, and the 34-year-old man comes from Iran, a spokesman from the Public Prosecutor’s office confirmed Tuesday evening to NU.nl. It is not yet clear what the target would have been, said the Public Prosecutor. No weapons or explosives were found with the men. According to a spokesman, they probably did not yet have them at their disposal.

In a hidden space above a ceiling in the residence of one of the men, a throwing ax, a dagger and a mobile phone with several SIM cards were found.

The General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) tipped off the State unit after receiving information that the men intended to carry out a jihadist attack. “They wanted to make use of explosives and obtain training,” reports the Public Prosecutor.

Subsequently, the police deployed infiltrators. “They were indispensable for gaining insight into the suspects and their plans for carrying out an attack,” said the Public Prosecutor. One of the men was arrested in his home, the other on the street in The Hague.

The men have been interrogated, and will be brought before the examining magistrate on Thursday. This will determine the length of their custody.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/26/2019

Ten illegal migrants were discovered in the back of a lorry in Cambridgeshire in the UK. Among the ten suspects detained were a pregnant woman and an infant.

In other news, in a speech given in Budapest, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that the persecution of Christians, including Christians in Europe, is an “organized attack on an entire culture”.

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A Thwarted Islamic Terror Attack in Czechia

The following article concerns a Slovak in Czechia who converted to Islam and was planning a terrorist attack. For whatever reason — whether PC or legal/technical — he was not convicted of a terrorism offense, but of the lesser charge of public endangerment.

Many thanks to Xanthippa for translating this article from iDNES.cz

The Slovak got six and a half years for public endangerment; it was not preparation of terror

November 15, 2019

Dominik Kobulnicky was sentenced to six and a half years in jail in his trial for public endangerment. The prosecution had originally accused him of preparing a terrorist attack and disseminating propaganda for the Islamic State and the Kavkaz emirate. In his apartment the police found chemicals for making explosives and instruction videos, he had shared the content on Facebook, which, according to prosecution, was spreading terrorism.

“The accused was exceptionally and extensively interested in radical Islam, by which he was dominated; it was clear that he was fascinated by its warriors. He had searched out even the most brutal videos, and had done so repeatedly. About this, there is no doubt,” opined Judge Silvie Slepickova on the verdict of the Prague municipal court. In this, the judge was in agreement with the opinion of the state prosecutor and also in agreement with the psychologist and psychiatrist regarding the personality [mental state] of the accused. “The accused mimicked, in his fascination, acquired clothing, which he had seen in the above-mentioned videos. Thus attired, he had photographed and videoed himself,” shared the senate president.

His enthusiasm for this clothing was, according to her, distasteful even to the believers in the mosque where he had worshiped. That is why the court had found him guilty of support and propagation of extremism. Regarding the hoarding of pyrotechnics in the apartment building in Stodulky [district in Prague], the judges put in the record that the Slovak might have been storing them for making New Year’s Eve fireworks.

Klobunicky downloaded instructions for the manufacture of explosive loads [IEDs], but they could also have been used for the manufacture of fireworks. By handling a large amount of pyrotechnics in his apartment, he had endangered 70 residents of the apartment building through a heightened risk of explosion and fire and toxic fumes. That is why there was the verdict of public endangerment.

“His behaviour could have raised the suspicion that he was heading towards planning a terrorist attack. In the senate as a whole, we have arrived at the conclusion that this suspicion is high, but insufficient to prove guilt in the way the prosecution has presented. It is not possible to conclude, with absolute certainty, that the accused was planning a terrorist attack using a home-made explosive,” stated the jurist Silvie Slepickova. The Senate considers the punishment to be appropriate.

Infatuated by Islamism

For the youth, who was fascinated by Islam and Islamists, the state prosecutor proposed a nine-year term for preparing an act of terror. “It is clear that for him, it was like a drug,” the prosecutor Matin Bily described Kolubnicky’s relationship to militant teaching.

In contrast, the defense lawyer demanded that all charges be dropped against her client. “The prosecution has failed to prove even the intent of my client to damage the governance of the Czech Republic,” stated the defense lawyer Lucia Svecova.

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