Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/5/2019

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Attacks on churches are continuing in France. One church was rammed with a car, and a statue of a saint was beheaded at another. Meanwhile, a mob attacked police and set fire to two schools in a “sensitive zone” in the French city of Béziers.

In other news, two Syrians were arrested in Cyprus on suspicion of human trafficking after a boat carrying 131 illegal migrants landed on the island.

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USA
» [Video] Leaked Insider Recording From ABC News Reveals Network Executives Killed Bombshell Story Implicating Jeffrey Epstein
» ABC News Anchor a “Hundred Percent” Sure Epstein Was Killed
» Breaking: ABC News and Amy Robach Respond to Project Veritas Bombshell #EpsteinCoverup story
» Dan Crenshaw Suggests Criticism of Israel is Not Protected Under the First Amendment
» Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Meme Team’ Flops Spectacularly on Launch Day
» Former NSC Director Says Climate Change is ‘Imaginary Threat’ Brainwashing Our Youth
» Hillary is the Frontrunner: Polls Have Clinton in Dead Heat With Biden, Beating Trump
» Hillsong L.A. To Worship in Facility Decorated With Depictions of Child Sacrifice
» James O’Keefe Activates “Deadman Switch” Before Release of Epstein Cover-Up Footage
» Joy Behar to Dems: Don’t Tell Voters “Ahead of Time” Before Seizing Their Guns
» Mitt Romney Seen Favorably by Just 18% of Americans: Poll
» MSNBC Blames Calif. Wildfires on ‘Climate Denial, ‘ Obama-Era Rollbacks
» Muslim Democrat Activist Charged With Raping Mentally Disabled Teenager
» PewDiePie Highlights Viral ‘Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself’ Meme
» Pregnant Woman With AR-15 Defeats Home Invaders in Gun Battle
» Reunited: Schwarzenegger Shares Bike Ride With ‘Hero’ Greta Thunberg
» Secret Service: President Trump and Donald Trump Jr. No. 1 and No. 2 Highest Death Threats
» Sheriff’s Deputy and Middle School Teacher Wife Arrested on 60 Counts of Child Pornography
» The FBI is Now Investigating ‘It’s Okay to be White’ Posters
» Trevor Noah Trashes Kanye West’s Attempts to Awaken Black Community
» Trump Must Seize Domains of Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube to Stop Censorship
» Trump Admin Begins Official Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord
 
Canada
» ‘Not Going Extinct’: Court Docs Show Canadian Polar Bear Population Thriving
» Watch: ‘Anti-Bigotry’ Activist Was Super Racist Outside Meghan Murphy Event
» Wexit: Poll Shows Separatist Sentiment Booming in Western Provinces
 
Europe and the EU
» Anti-Brexit Parties Plan ‘Remain Alliance’ As Leavers Fail to Agree Pact
» Brussels: North African Accused of Operating Fake Taxi to Rape Women
» France Church Attacks: Statue of Saint Beheaded, Cathedral Targeted in Car Ram Raid
» France: Mob Attacks Police and Set Two Schools Ablaze on Halloween
» France: Knife-Wielding Man Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ After Attacking Woman in Police Station
» Germany Readies Further Restrictions on Guns and Speech
» Germany: Antifa Viciously Beat Female Real Estate Employee in Her Home
» Hungary’s 5G Network Will be Built With Huawei
» Poland Broke EU Rules Over Judges’ Retirement, Court Says
» Spanish Protesters Demand Change After Men Acquitted of Raping Unconscious Teen
» Sweden: 9 in 10 Car Thefts Carried Out by Foreign Gangs
» UK: More ‘Asian’ Groomers Sentenced for ‘Campaign of Rape’, One Hiding in Pakistan
 
Far East
» Video: Chinese Social Credit Score Publicly Shames Bad Citizen for Jaywalking
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian PM Threatens to ‘Outlaw’ Radical Climate Protests
» New Zealand’s Gun Confiscation Shaping Up to be Massive Failure
» Queenslanders Have Been Tucking Into an Undiscovered Fish Species
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Africa’s Socialism is Keeping it Poor
 
Latin America
» Nine Americans Slaughtered in Likely Mexican Drug Cartel Violence
 
Immigration
» Cyprus Detains 2 Syrians Over Boat Filled With 131 Migrants
» France: Police Discover 31 Pakistani Migrants Hiding in Truck
» Human Traffickers Charging €10K Per Head to Transport Illegal Migrants Into Europe on Luxury Yachts
» Leftist-Globalist Coalition to Hand Out More Cash Per Day to Migrants Than Disabled Italians
» Seattle Antifa Militia Distributes Extremist Manifesto of ICE Attacker
 
Culture Wars
» Australia: The ABC Hosts Controversial Q&A With a Panel Stacked With Feminists — Who Call for Women to Kill Rapists, Label Scott Morrison a ‘White Supremacist’ And Say the Police Force Should be Abolished
» Christian Hymn Society Releases ‘Queer Hymns’ For LGBTQIA2S+
» Scientists Demand Westerners Have Fewer Children to Stop Climate Change
 
General
» Activists Ditch Polar Bear Icon as Populations Defy So-Called ‘Climate Crisis’
 

[Video] Leaked Insider Recording From ABC News Reveals Network Executives Killed Bombshell Story Implicating Jeffrey Epstein

(New York, NY)Newly revealed footage leaked by an ABC insider has exposed how network executives rejected allegations against Jeffrey Epstein years ago, even though there was content regarding the merit of those claims in-hand.

Amy Robach, ‘Good Morning America’ Co-Host and Breaking News Anchor at ABC, explains how a witness came forward years ago with information pertaining to Epstein, but Disney-owned ABC News refused to air the material for years. Robach vents her anger in a “hot mic” moment with an off-camera producer, explaining that ABC quashed the story in it’s early stages.

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

ABC News Anchor a “Hundred Percent” Sure Epstein Was Killed

Amy Robach “knew immediately” suicide story was false.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: ABC News and Amy Robach Respond to Project Veritas Bombshell #EpsteinCoverup story

Project Veritas has obtained EXCLUSIVE statements from ABC News and Amy Robach on the bombshell #EpsteinCoverup story released one hour ago.

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

Dan Crenshaw Suggests Criticism of Israel is Not Protected Under the First Amendment

Congressman Dan Crenshaw suggested that criticism of Israel should not be protected under the First Amendment during an event last night.

Crenshaw was asked about federal laws that demand contractors in America sign a pledge that they will not boycott Israel.

The audience member also drew attention to a law passed by the state of Florida which prohibits anti-Semitism in public schools and universities throughout the state but is written to conflate “anti-Semitism” with criticism of Israel.

“These laws are obviously flagrant and troubling violations of the First Amendment to free speech,” said the questioner.

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

Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Meme Team’ Flops Spectacularly on Launch Day

Elizabeth Warren’s campaign tried to launch a “Warren’s Meme Team,” claiming it would “save the nation with selfies and memes.” No, really.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, Warren’s Meme Team wrote:

@WarrensMemeTeam will help us win the primaries, then win on the digital battlefield in the general. Expressive energy channeled through this engine will a) outperform the trolls, b) “organize the memers”, & c) empower all supporters to participate w/ any skill/creativity level.

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

Former NSC Director Says Climate Change is ‘Imaginary Threat’ Brainwashing Our Youth

William Happer failed at the chance of his lifetime.

A notorious climate change science skeptic, Happer, 80, recently left the Trump administration after the White House killed his plan to create a panel to challenge government assessments of global warming.

But Happer remains undeterred, confident that President Trump, the most vocal climate change skeptic to occupy the White House, is naturally inclined to come around to the idea.

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

Hillary is the Frontrunner: Polls Have Clinton in Dead Heat With Biden, Beating Trump

‘Queen’ Clinton heckled at massive rally in Texas

Two new polls seem to confirm that Hillary Clinton is the de facto Democratic frontrunner, and the overall leader in the Presidential race for 2020, as the 2016 loser held a huge rally in Texas on the same night President Trump held a rally in Kentucky.

A new poll from Harvard Harris finds ‘crooked’ Clinton in a dead heat with ‘sleepy’ Joe Biden in a hypothetical match up, even though Hillary has not officially declared she is running, despite repeatedly teasing the idea.

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

Hillsong L.A. To Worship in Facility Decorated With Depictions of Child Sacrifice

A concerned reader who recently attended Hillsong Church for the sake of evangelism has reported that they are now beginning to meet periodically for worship at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles, moving from the Belasco Theater. The service was moved to the Mayan Theater the Sunday prior to Halloween and is again scheduled at the theater for their always controversial flesh-driven Christmas special. But this year, they’re throwing in some child sacrifice decorations for the festive occasion.

The Mayan Theater is a nightclub in downtown Los Angeles and was built in 1927. In keeping with the Mayan theme, the facility boasts wall decorations, sculptures, and statues that include depictions of pagan priests sacrificing children.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

James O’Keefe Activates “Deadman Switch” Before Release of Epstein Cover-Up Footage

Project Veritas head James O’Keefe has activated a “deadman switch” before the release of new footage about a cover-up surrounding the death of Jeffrey Epstein, suggesting he has received threats from “very powerful people.”

In a phone call with Alex Jones, O’Keefe said that his tweet about the deadman switch was not a joke, suggesting that Project Veritas had received threats not to make the information public.

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

Joy Behar to Dems: Don’t Tell Voters “Ahead of Time” Before Seizing Their Guns

Wants politicians to lie to constituents ahead of launching unconstitutional plan.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mitt Romney Seen Favorably by Just 18% of Americans: Poll

Less than a fifth of Americans view Sen. Mitt Romney favorably.

The Utah Republican is looked at positively by just 18% of Americans, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Sunday. His favorability has dropped from 43% since October 2012, prior to losing his presidential bid to then-President Barack Obama.

Romney is viewed very positively by 2% of Americans, somewhat positively by 16%, neutrally by 37%, somewhat negatively by 19%, and very negatively by 19%, according to the poll.

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

MSNBC Blames Calif. Wildfires on ‘Climate Denial, ‘ Obama-Era Rollbacks

MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell and climate activist/Today show host Al Roker on Monday connected the California wildfires to “climate denial” and Obama-era regulatory rollbacks by the Trump administration.

Roker definitively blamed the fires out west on climate change.

Mitchell began by sounding like an activist, singling out changes by Trump as possible reasons for the blaze:

“The climate denial from the White House, which is reflected in a series of environmental changes and rollbacks from the Obama regulations has been so profound.”

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

Muslim Democrat Activist Charged With Raping Mentally Disabled Teenager

Worked for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

PewDiePie Highlights Viral ‘Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself’ Meme

The “Epstein didn’t kill himself” narrative is now so viral that it was highlighted by PewDiePie in one of his recent meme review videos.

The world’s number one YouTuber reviewed a series of memes that contained completely unrelated, out of context content and then ended with the phrase “Epstein didn’t kill himself.”

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

Pregnant Woman With AR-15 Defeats Home Invaders in Gun Battle

Husband badly beaten by thieves before wife opened fire.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Reunited: Schwarzenegger Shares Bike Ride With ‘Hero’ Greta Thunberg

Actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has previously gushed of being “starstruck” by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, has now shared pictures of the two going for a bike ride around Santa Monica.

The former California governor posted images of their meeting to his Twitter account, showing them on a bike ride and meeting his daughter Christina.

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

Secret Service: President Trump and Donald Trump Jr. No. 1 and No. 2 Highest Death Threats

President Trump, once the popular reality TV host of The Apprentice and a favorite of celebrity shows and gossip columns, has become the No. 1 target of death threats, according to the U.S. Secret Service.

His son, Donald Trump Jr., is No. 2 on the list.

And, Trump Jr. writes in his new book Triggered: How The Left Thrives On Hate And Wants To Silence Us, “It gets worse. Much worse.”

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

Sheriff’s Deputy and Middle School Teacher Wife Arrested on 60 Counts of Child Pornography

Two highly respected members of community accused of unspeakable acts.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The FBI is Now Investigating ‘It’s Okay to be White’ Posters

The FBI is now investigating ‘It’s Okay to be White’ posters after the “hate filled flyers” were posted around the campus of Western Connecticut State University.

After the flyers were discovered, university president John Clark characterized them as a ‘hateful attack’. Other flyers also posted on campus said “Islam is right about women.”

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

Trevor Noah Trashes Kanye West’s Attempts to Awaken Black Community

West attacked for shepherding blacks off the Democrat plantation.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Must Seize Domains of Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube to Stop Censorship

Big Tech silencing conservatives by calling their message “hate speech”.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Admin Begins Official Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

The Trump administration announced on Monday that it was officially withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, with the withdrawal officially set to be completed one year from now.

“President Trump made the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement because of the unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, businesses, and taxpayers by U.S. pledges made under the Agreement,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote in a statement.

“The United States has reduced all types of emissions, even as we grow our economy and ensure our citizens’ access to affordable energy.”

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

‘Not Going Extinct’: Court Docs Show Canadian Polar Bear Population Thriving

The polar bear population is increasing according to federal affidavits submitted by Inuit groups, Blacklock’s Reporter reports.

“Inuit have not noticed a significant decline in the health of the polar bears,” the director of wildlife management for the Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board wrote in a court affidavit.

“In fact, Nunavik Inuit report that it is rare to see a skinny bear and most bears are observed to be healthy,” the affidavit read.

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

Watch: ‘Anti-Bigotry’ Activist Was Super Racist Outside Meghan Murphy Event

In a newly released clip taken during the protests outside of Saturday’s GIDYVR debate featuring Jon Kay, Meghan Murphy, and myself, professional anti-bigotry activist Amanda Jabbour is seen racially abusing an interracial couple.

“Is that your mail-order bride?” Jabbour is seen repeatedly pointing at the Asian partner of the attendee, before asking “How much? How much did you pay?”

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

Wexit: Poll Shows Separatist Sentiment Booming in Western Provinces

A new Ipsos poll has given another indicator of what many already suspected: The prairie provinces are more eager than ever to separate from the rest of Canada.

The exclusive poll conducted for Global News found that the majority of respondents in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and in the Maritimes believe that Canada is “more divided than ever,” and according to Ipsos vice-president Kyle Braid, those numbers have reached “historic” heights, specifically in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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

Anti-Brexit Parties Plan ‘Remain Alliance’ As Leavers Fail to Agree Pact

The leaders of the Liberal Democrats, Greens, and Plaid Cymru are reportedly close to agreeing to a Remain Alliance. The alliance seeks to swing up to 60 seats across the country to a Remain-backing MP.

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

Brussels: North African Accused of Operating Fake Taxi to Rape Women

A 20-year-old student in the Ixelles area of Brussels, Belgium has claimed that she was raped by a North African man who operates a fake taxi to prey on intoxicated women.

The 20-year-old claimed to have been a victim of the man on Saturday night. She reported to police that she had been raped after the man, who she described as being from North Africa, had posed as a taxi driver for the Collecto ride-sharing service, L’Avenir reports.

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

France Church Attacks: Statue of Saint Beheaded, Cathedral Targeted in Car Ram Raid

Thieves used a car as a battering ram to break down the doors of the Oloron-Sainte-Marie cathedral in the French Pyrenees and stole multiple religious objects, while in Oberhaslach a statue of Saint Bernadette was a beheaded.

The cathedral thieves are believed to have used a Peugeot 106 to ram the doors of the UNESCO heritage site with a tree trunk fixed to the car’s bonnet between the night hours of Sunday and the early hours of Monday morning. Investigators later found the abandoned vehicle, reports franceinfo.

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

France: Mob Attacks Police and Set Two Schools Ablaze on Halloween

On Halloween night, a mob of 20 to 30 people attacked police and firefighters after setting fire to two schools in a ‘sensitive area’ in the French city of Béziers.

The fires broke out at around 10:30 pm near Katia College and Maurice Kraft, both located in the Devèze district in Beziers. Both police and fighter fighters, upon arriving at the scene, were met by a mob of people who attacked them with rocks and firecrackers, Le Figaro reports.

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

France: Knife-Wielding Man Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ After Attacking Woman in Police Station

A man in his twenties who attacked a woman with a knife last weekend while yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’, has been arrested.

Following the attack which occurred at a police station in Saint-Denis, Reunion Island, an investigation for ‘voluntary violence and apology for terrorism’ was subsequently opened by a local prosecutor, France’s weekly news magazine Le Point reports.

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

Germany Readies Further Restrictions on Guns and Speech

In an attempt to crack down on “far-right” and Neo-Nazi violence, including the assassination of a local politician a few weeks ago, German members of Parliament are expected to approve more restrictive gun control measures as well as legislation requiring social media networks to report content removed by the sites to law enforcement.

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

Germany: Antifa Viciously Beat Female Real Estate Employee in Her Home

German far-left Antifa extremists broke into the apartment of a real estate company employee and viciously beat her in an ongoing war against a luxury apartment development in Leipzig.

The attack saw two far-left extremists invade the apartment of the 34-year-old real estate worker at around 7 p.m. on Sunday and hit her in the face with their fists several times, according to police spokesman Andreas Loepki, German tabloid Bild reports.

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

Hungary’s 5G Network Will be Built With Huawei

Hungary’s 5G network will be built with the participation of Huawei, the controversial Chinese telecommunications giant, foreign minister Peter Szijjarto said on Tuesday in Shanghai. He added that Hungary does not differentiate between companies on the basis of nationality, the only condition is to comply with Hungary’s laws. Huawei will work in partnership with British Vodafone and Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, Szijjarto added.

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

Poland Broke EU Rules Over Judges’ Retirement, Court Says

Poland broke EU law when it lowered the retirement age for judges in 2017 and introduced a different retirement age for women and men in the judiciary, the European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday. The EU’s top court said Poland “failed to fulfil its obligations under EU law” with the controversial measures, which have formed part of the EU’s probe into the Polish government’s respect for rule of law.

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

Spanish Protesters Demand Change After Men Acquitted of Raping Unconscious Teen

The streets of Spain were filled with protesters — mostly women of all ages — on Monday as they demanded the country’s laws be changed after five men were acquitted of raping an unconscious 14-year-old girl.

Outside the gates of the Ministry of Justice in Madrid, several hundred gathered holding banners reading, “I do believe you!” and “It’s not abuse, it’s rape.”

Monday’s protests were held in more than 40 cities as the hashtag #EnoughPatriarchalJustice spread on social media.

The protests came after a Barcelona-based court acquitted the five men accused of gang-raping an intoxicated 14-year-old girl of sexual assault. Instead, they were convicted of the lesser crime of sexual abuse and sentenced to 10 to 12 years behind bars.

The court found that because the victim had drunk alcohol and smoked marijuana before the attack, she “could not accept or reject the sexual relations.” The men, it said, were, therefore, able to have sex with her without using violence or intimidation — an element required under Spanish law for a crime to be a sexual assault or rape.

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

Sweden: 9 in 10 Car Thefts Carried Out by Foreign Gangs

Figures from the Swedish police’s National Operations Department (NOA) have revealed that foreign gangs are behind 90 per cent of the car thefts in the country.

The report also notes that foreign gangs are responsible for the majority of thefts of other machinery including car parts, boat engines, and agricultural machines ,and that the stolen goods are often quickly shipped outside of Sweden, Sveriges Radio reports.

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

UK: More ‘Asian’ Groomers Sentenced for ‘Campaign of Rape’, One Hiding in Pakistan

Another six so-called “grooming gang” rapists have been sentenced for waging a “campaign of rape” in the English town of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

“The way these girls were treated defies understanding, this abuse was vile and wicked,” remarked sentencing judge Geoffrey Marson QC of the victims, who were as young as twelve when the gang abused them, according to a report buried in the Leeds and West Yorkshire sub-section of the England sub-section of the BBC News website.

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

Video: Chinese Social Credit Score Publicly Shames Bad Citizen for Jaywalking

A video out of China shows a citizen being publicly shamed and having his photo and ID card flashed up on a big screen for crossing the road on a red light.

“Chinese facial recognition system to discourage minor traffic violations. Cross the road when you shouldn’t and a picture of you with your name, ID card number pop up on the big screen for everyone to see,” tweeted Matthew Brennan.

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

Australian PM Threatens to ‘Outlaw’ Radical Climate Protests

The conservative head of Australia’s government has described climate protesters as a “new breed of radical activism.” Critics have accused Scott Morrison of trying to weaken fundamental rights in the country.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday threatened to outlaw climate protests, accusing them of increasingly disrupting the country’s lucrative mining industry.

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

New Zealand’s Gun Confiscation Shaping Up to be Massive Failure

New Zealand’s gun grab, instituted in the wake of the Christchurch massacre, isn’t going so great. In fact, with less than two months to go before the government-imposed deadline, fewer than 20% of the estimated number of banned firearms have been handed over.

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

Queenslanders Have Been Tucking Into an Undiscovered Fish Species

Queenslanders may have been unknowingly eating a previously undiscovered species of fish after scientists discovered a new grouper amongst their local market.

Fish expert at Queensland Museum Jeff Johnson was contacted by a fisherman who had sent him a photo of a grouper he had never seen before and asked for identification.

Mr Johnson, a keen ichthyologist, was confounded by the fish and asked for the physical specimen to be sent to him — only to be told that the fish was on display for sale in Brisbane.

The scientist then made his way to a fish market in Brisbane’s North Lakes were he purchased all five specimens of the previously-undiscovered fish.

“As soon as I saw them, I thought they were probably a new species, so I purchased all five and began the hard work of formally proving they were a new species,” Mr Johnson said.

“Queensland Museum geneticist Dr Jessica Worthington Wilmer ran some tests in Queensland Museum’s molecular lab and after comparing them with other specimens in various museum collections, had enough evidence to prove it was a new species.”

The new species was named Epinephelus fuscomarginatus, and is part of the grouper family, leading to the confusion amongst keen-eyed shoppers.

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

Africa’s Socialism is Keeping it Poor

The African countries that most resisted socialism that experienced the greatest gains in standards of living.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Nine Americans Slaughtered in Likely Mexican Drug Cartel Violence

At least six children and three women, all Americans with ties to Utah, were killed in a daylight ambush in Northern Mexico on Monday, likely by cartel gunmen. The family reports that more than a dozen family members are still missing following the attack on the caravan of three SUVs, believed to have been kidnapped following the massacre.

The victims were all part of the LeBaron family and lived in La Mora, a Mormon fundamentalist community established decades-ago in Mexico’s Sonora state as an offshoot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of the children had been born in Mexico and thus were dual citizens.

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

Cyprus Detains 2 Syrians Over Boat Filled With 131 Migrants

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police said Tuesday that they detained two Syrian men on suspicion of human trafficking following the arrival of a boat loaded with 131 Syrian migrants on the island nation’s northeastern coast.

Police said the two men were aboard another vessel that had shadowed the boat ferrying the migrants as it approached the Cypriot coastline on Monday.

Cypriot authorities had tracked the movements of the migrants’ boat by radar.

The men, ages 43 and 53, were arrested after a marine police patrol boat intercepted their vessel off the Akamas nature preserve.

Both men face charges including aiding and abetting the illegal entry of migrants in Cyprus and people trafficking by a sea route.

All 131 migrants, including five women and eight minors, were taken to a reception center on the capital’s outskirts.

In a separate incident in Croatia, police said they discovered nine migrants early Tuesday crammed in a bolted crate at the back of a van. The migrants included three men, two women and four minors who said they were from Iran and Iraq. The 21-year-old Ukrainian national who drove the van was arrested for suspected human smuggling.

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

France: Police Discover 31 Pakistani Migrants Hiding in Truck

French police discovered 31 Pakistani migrants hiding in a truck during a routine check on the A8 motorway last Friday in the Alpes-Maritimes department.

The following day, the prosecutor in the city of Nice confirmed the incident and said that the driver, also a Pakistani national, was taken into police custody, Ouest France reports.

Following their discovery during a check at the toll of La Turbie, not far from the Italian border, the migrants were handed over to Italian authorities for “facilitating the illegal entry” into France’s territory.

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

Human Traffickers Charging €10K Per Head to Transport Illegal Migrants Into Europe on Luxury Yachts

New reports have claimed that human traffickers are charging 10,000 euros per head to smuggle illegal migrants from Turkey into Europe on luxury yachts.

According to investigators, the majority of the people who run these kinds of ‘first-class’ smuggling operations are from Eastern European countries like Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Belarus. The smugglers generally traffic ‘well-educated’ migrants from Iran, Iraq, Syrian, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, Italy’s Il Giornale reports.

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Leftist-Globalist Coalition to Hand Out More Cash Per Day to Migrants Than Disabled Italians

Italy’s leftist-globalist governing coalition will likely hand out much more cash per day to migrants than to disabled Italians, a new analysis of the state’s budget has revealed.

Figures published this week revealed the state will allocate €50 million next year, €200 in 2021, and €300 in 2022 to put towards Disability and Self-Reliance Fund, Italy’s Il Giornale reports.

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

Seattle Antifa Militia Distributes Extremist Manifesto of ICE Attacker

On Saturday an antifa militia in Seattle distributed printed manifestos written by the militant who firebombed a Tacoma, Washington Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility.

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

Australia: The ABC Hosts Controversial Q&A With a Panel Stacked With Feminists — Who Call for Women to Kill Rapists, Label Scott Morrison a ‘White Supremacist’ And Say the Police Force Should be Abolished

The show, featuring a panel of five women and host Fran Kelly, provoked outrage on social media, with hundreds of viewers calling for the ABC to have its funding cut.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Christian Hymn Society Releases ‘Queer Hymns’ For LGBTQIA2S+

A group known as the Hymn Society has released a collection titled Songs for the Holy Other: Hymns Affirming the LGBTQIA2S+ Community for liturgical use in the United States and Canada.

Among the nearly 50 “queer hymns” featured in the collection are: “God of Queer Transgressive Spaces,” “Lovely, Needy People,” “Quirky Queer and Wonderful” and “The Kingdom of God is the Queerest of Nations.”

The ecumenical, non-profit Hymn Society released the hymnal in July but it was publicized just last week by Anglican Journal, the publication of the Anglican Church of Canada, which praised the work for offering “further potential for music as a source of affirmation and inclusion.”

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

Scientists Demand Westerners Have Fewer Children to Stop Climate Change

Over 11,000 scientists have signed an emergency declaration urging westerners to have fewer children in order to stop climate change.

Erm, one problem with that — westerners aren’t having children.

Even if you believe in man-made climate change, the biggest surge in population growth is occurring in Africa and the Middle East, and amongst migrants from those countries who now live in the west.

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Activists Ditch Polar Bear Icon as Populations Defy So-Called ‘Climate Crisis’

Polar bears are out, and pictures of people in misery after natural disasters and choking on smog are in.

The suggested shift what “journalists” should focus on when covering the so-called “climate emergency” comes from The Guardian’s picture editor Fiona Shields, who argues “we need new imagery for new narratives.”

There’s one other convenient benefit: Polar bears are thriving in the changing climate, an inconvenient truth that contradicts the doom-and-gloom narrative promoted by climate alarmists.

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/5/2019

    • Certainly a good joke but I didn’t laugh. I’ve seen all those wackos, I mean “historians” who work for ministry of truth. You better study Bernard Lewis for some insight. Actually Islam is much more evil than the real historian, Mr. B. Lewis, realised. Te commie who wrote the article you mentioned is a cry not even a joke.

      Now about the article: Author claims grand mufti of Palestine was in contact with Nazis, and he dared to order them, but that does not mean a thing. The Palestinian man even was dubbed Honorary Aryan by Hitler. Uncle Adolf certainly prostituted the title he had no right to use. Then he says Nazis conducted politics in Iraq, but one cannot make conclusions on these things. Bosnian and Albanian Muslims worked for Hitler but that does not mean a thing. So what actually means a thing? How many evidences one needs?

  1. “He added that Hungary does not differentiate between companies on the basis of nationality, the only condition is to comply with Hungary’s laws. Huawei will work in partnership with British Vodafone and Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, Szijjarto added.” That’s nice, it shouldn’t matter if China or the US spy on whoever, but either way what about the public’s health?

  2. Silent Video (RT ~ Russia Today)
    Anti-migration protest hits Thessaloniki, Greece

    Protesters in Thessaloniki called on Athens to expel all illegal immigrants and close the border to migrants. Demonstrators carried banners and Greek flags, while an activist held an icon of the Virgin Mary. Activists think that their Orthodox beliefs are under siege by an “Islamic threat,” according to Ruptly video agency.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RoQVk76q7U

  3. “The way these girls were treated defies understanding, this abuse was vile and wicked,” remarked sentencing judge Geoffrey Marson QC.

    This is the same judge who tried and sentenced Tommy Robinson (all in fifteen minutes or so) who was calling attention to this very phenomenon.

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