Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/10/2019

Early this afternoon, police in Jersey City, New Jersey spotted two homicide suspects in a cemetery. When approached, the men opened fire, killing a police officer. The suspects fled and entered a nearby kosher market, where they started shooting at bystanders. Three civilians were killed, and the two suspects were found dead inside the market.

In other news, the School Inspectorate in the Swedish city of Gothenburg forced the closure of an Islamic school due to concerns that it might be radicalizing students.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Depth of Australia’s Youth Unemployment Crisis is Revealed as Report Finds 20 Per Cent of Jobless 15 to 24-Year-Olds Have Been Trying to Find Work for a Year or More
 
USA
» “This Was an Attempted Overthrow”: Trump Slams FBI After FISA Report Release
» Arctic Blast Could Produce Next Snowmaker for Northeast
» Banned Fox News Host Accuses Twitter of Running Defense for Radical Islam
» Brennan Lashes Out at President Trump After IG Horowitz Releases Report on FISA Abuse
» Congressman Al Green Incites Racial Attack Against White Reporter
» Dems Unveil “Overwhelming and Uncontested” Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
» FBI Didn’t Tell Surveillance Court That Carter Page Was “Operational Contact” For CIA With “Positive Assessment”
» Fifth-Grade Teacher Made Students ‘Set Price for a Slave’ On Quiz
» FISA Report Reveals Clinton Meddled in 2016 Election
» Girl Claims Michigan High School Teacher Tore Off Her Trump Pin
» Hillary Clinton is Still the Democratic Frontrunner
» Inspector General’s FISA Report Released — Finds FBI Misled Secret Court to Spy on Trump
» It’s Trump vs. Thunberg in Time Magazine’s Person of the Year
» Jersey City Shootout: Police Officer Among 6 Dead; Suspects Found Dead in Kosher Grocery Store With 3 Civilians
» Jonathan Turley: ‘They Even Threatened My Dog’ For Defending Trump at Impeachment Hearings
» Man Who Ate ‘Banana Duct-Taped to Wall’ Art Says He Did it to “Create Art”
» New Calls Emerge to Arrest All “Anti-Vax” Parents, Seize Their Homes, Kidnap Their Children
» New York Loses Its Climate-Crusading Suit Against ExxonMobil
» No Insurance Policy? Lisa Page Sues FBI, DOJ for “Unlawful” Disclosure of Strzok Texts
» Quinnipiac: Opposition to Impeachment and Removal Reaches 51%, Highest Number Since September
» Students and Alumni Get Slap on the Wrist for Shutting Down Harvard-Yale Football Game
» The Mold That Stole Christmas: Scientists Discover New Species of a Root Rotting Disease That is Killing Popular Holiday Trees
» US Military Grounds 300 Saudi Aviation Students After Pensacola Shooting Spree
 
Canada
» Greta Thunberg Says Canada Violating Children’s Rights
» Quebec Man Faces 36 Counts Sexual Assault of Children, Luring, And Pimping
 
Europe and the EU
» Belgium: King Does Another Round of Consultations
» Finland is Now Led by a Government of Under-35 Millenial Women, Has Majority-Female Cabinet
» France: Underage Prostitute Forced to Have Sex 200 Times in Five Days in Paris Suburbs
» Germany: Seven ‘Youths’ Arrested After Fireman Beaten to Death at Christmas Market
» Global Survey Finds UK Teens Least Likely to Think “My Life Has Clear Meaning or Purpose”
» Hungarian PM Says Only Solution to World’s Problems is Return to Christianity
» Hungary: Varga Blasts Article 7 Hearing
» Monsanto May Face Criminal Charges for Illegal “Black Ops” Spying Operations in Europe That Targeted Journalists, Lawmakers and Regulators
» Norway: A Fake “Translation”
» Six Killed in Czech Hospital Shooting, Attacker Turned Gun on Self
» Spanish King Meets Party Leaders to Break Deadlock
» Strikes in France to Hit Transport on Wednesday With PM to Announce Pension Reforms
» Sweden: Two People Shot Dead Outside Nightclub
» Sweden Shuts Down Islamic School Due to Radicalisation Concerns
» UK: Boris to Consider Abolishing BBC Television Tax
» UK: Boris Johnson Trolls Anti-Brexit Luvvie Hugh Grant With ‘Love Actually’ Election Video
» UK: Farage’s ‘New Radicals’ Will Push for Political Reform After Brexit
» UK: Liberal Democrats Received £100k From Puberty-Blocking Drugs Company
 
South Asia
» “Undeniable Evidence”: Explosive Classified Docs Reveal Afghan War Mass Deception
 
Far East
» Dinosaurs Suffered From Lice Too! New Species of Insect is Found Preserved in 100 Million-Year-Old Amber Along With the Ancient Feathers it Feasted on
 
Australia — Pacific
» Adorable Moment a Confused Kangaroo Hops Through the Snow During a Freak Summer Cold Snap
» Battle of Melbourne: More Than 60 Youths From Rival Gangs Brawl in Front of Onlookers During Terrifying Beachside Rampage
» Confronting Moment a Man Pulls a Knife During a Massive Brawl — Leaving One Man Fighting for His Life After a Lebanese Pop Star’s Concert in Melbourne
» New Species of Paleocene Penguin Bridges Gap in Penguin Family Tree
» Shocking Moment Dozens of Teenagers From Rival Youth Gangs Brawl at One of Melbourne’s Busiest Train Stations in the Middle of the Day
» ‘We’ve Had Bushfires in Australia for 60,000 Years’: Mark Latham Slams Environment Minister for Breaking Rank and Blaming Climate Change for the Blazes Ravaging the Country
 
Latin America
» Bolsonaro Blasts “Bratty” Greta After Comments Over Indigenous Murders
 
Immigration
» Chinese Migrants Found Hiding in Appliances at US Crossing
» Greece: Local Mayors of Aegean Islands Plan Protests Against the Relentless Inflow of Migrants
» ‘Hitler-Worshipping Islamist’ Migrant Nearly Kills Swedish Teen During Hours of Brutal Torture
» Hungary: Syrian Suspect in People Smuggling Ring Taken Into Custody
» Italian Government Numbers Show 42% of Rapes Are Carried Out by Migrants
» Netherlands: Number of Moroccans Applying for Asylum Approaches Record High
» Sweden: Couple Savagely Tortured for Hours by ‘Hitler-Worshipping Islamist’ Migrant
 
Culture Wars
» Australia: MP Whose Ex-Wife is Now a Man Bans Women’s Group From Using an Office Because it Holds ‘Trans-Exclusionary’ Views
» Breaking: Jessica Yaniv Accused of Masturbating to Underage Teens on Video
» Disney+ Promotes Transgender 12-Year-Old Boy in Marvel Series
» Parents Lose Custody of 15-Year-Old Daughter for Refusing to Allow Sex Change
» They Must be Joking About the Word of the Year
» Transgender Says “I’m a Man, “ Before Threatening to Fight Shoe Store Employee for Calling Him “Sir”
 

Depth of Australia’s Youth Unemployment Crisis is Revealed as Report Finds 20 Per Cent of Jobless 15 to 24-Year-Olds Have Been Trying to Find Work for a Year or More

Nearly one-in-five unemployed 15-to-24-year-olds have been out of work for a year or more, the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s latest Youth Unemployment Monitor released on Monday said.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

“This Was an Attempted Overthrow”: Trump Slams FBI After FISA Report Release

President Trump says Monday’s Inspector General report on FISA abuse proves that the FBI “fabricated evidence” and “lied to the courts.”

“It’s a disgrace what’s happened with the things that were done to our country,” Trump said in comments to Republican Senators and state officials who were meeting at the White House.

“It’s incredible, far worse than what I ever thought possible.”

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

Arctic Blast Could Produce Next Snowmaker for Northeast

Freezing temperatures will return to the central and eastern regions of the US this week as an arctic front sweeps out the mild weather. This could result in the next snowmaker for parts of the mid-South and Northeast by Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday, reported The Weather Channel.

The jet stream will dive southward over the central and eastern states as a cold front slides through the Plains, Midwest, and into the East during the day. The frigid weather will first affect the Northern Plains and the upper Midwest on Tuesday. Highs will be around zero through mid-week for parts of Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

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

Banned Fox News Host Accuses Twitter of Running Defense for Radical Islam

Fox News host Pete Hegseth, who was suspended by Twitter for posting a screenshot of the Pensacola shooter showing his Islamic terrorist motivation, has accused Twitter of running defense for radical Islam.

Hegseth was locked out of his account after he posted the screenshot along with the words, “The coward posted it just hours before his terrorist attack. This is Islamist terror. No reason to ever mince words. Saudi Arabia must be held to account.”

Hegseth was informed that he would regain access to his account if he deleted the tweet, but has refused to do so.

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

Brennan Lashes Out at President Trump After IG Horowitz Releases Report on FISA Abuse

Former CIA Director John Brennan lashed out at President Trump Monday evening after DOJ IG Michael Horowitz released his 476-page report on FISA abuse.

The report revealed what we knew to be true all along — the FBI defrauded the FISA court and purposely omitted exculpatory information from the FISA judges in order to obtain FOUR FISA warrants on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.

The FISA abuse report also showed 51 violations and 9 false statements, according to the appendix.

Horowitz, an Obama-appointee however, concluded that the FBI investigation into Trump was justified and not politically motivated.

A completely ridiculous conclusion that was immediately refuted by AG Bill Barr and US Attorney John Durham.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Congressman Al Green Incites Racial Attack Against White Reporter

Attempt to expose Dem. coup terrifies impeachment cheerleader.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dems Unveil “Overwhelming and Uncontested” Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

Update 2: Here we go — Dems have released the resolution containing the articles of impeachment.

Over the next week and a half, the Judiciary Committee will vote on the resolution, followed by the full House (assuming it makes it out of committee, which it almost certainly will).

After that, the Dems’ feeble attempt to drive Trump from the White House is expected to flounder and die in the Senate, but not before a world class political circus.

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

FBI Didn’t Tell Surveillance Court That Carter Page Was “Operational Contact” For CIA With “Positive Assessment”

Authored by Chuck Ross via National Interest

The FBI failed to inform surveillance court judges that Carter Page was an “operational contact” for the CIA for years, and that an employee at the spy agency gave the former Trump aide a “positive assessment,” according to a Justice Department report released Monday.

The finding is included in a list of seven of the FBI’s “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Page, a longtime energy consultant who joined the Trump campaign in March 2016.

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

Fifth-Grade Teacher Made Students ‘Set Price for a Slave’ On Quiz

A fifth-grade teacher in Missouri has been put on administrative leave due to a culturally insensitive math assignment asking them to “buy and sell slaves.”

According to CNN, the Mehlville School District is investigating the incident, which took place at one of its schools.

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

FISA Report Reveals Clinton Meddled in 2016 Election

If Russia spending $100,000 on Facebook ads constitutes election interference, and Donald Trump asking Ukraine to investigate the Bidens is too — then Hillary Clinton takes the cake when it comes to influence campaigns designed to harm a political opponent.

Contained within Monday’s FISA report by the DOJ Inspector General is the revelation that Fusion GPS, the firm paid by the Clinton campaign to produce the Steele dossier, “was paying Steele to discuss his reporting with the media.“ (P. 369 and elsewhere)

And when did Steele talk with the media (which got him fired as an FBI source)? September of 2016,roughly six weeks before the election.

One of the more damaging articles to result from these meetings was authored by Yahoo News journalist Michael Isikoff, who said in an interview that he was invited by Fusion GPS to meet a “secret source” at a Washington restaurant.

That secret source was none other than Christopher Steele, a former MI-6 Russia expert who fed the Isikoff information for a September 23, 2016 article — which would have had far greater reach and impact coming from such a widely-read media outlet vs. $100,000 in Russian-bought Facebook ads.

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

Girl Claims Michigan High School Teacher Tore Off Her Trump Pin

Should a high school student be allowed to express support for a politician, even if the politician is Donald Trump? Should a teacher be allowed to assault that student, even if the student doesn’t agree with CNN and MSNBC? What will happen to society if we allow young people to stand behind a POTUS who didn’t run and win as a Democrat?

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

Hillary Clinton is Still the Democratic Frontrunner

Despite being the least popular candidate among Americans

With only 11 months to go until the election, the Democratic front runner is still Hillary Clinton, someone who isn’t even running, or so she claims.

A Harvard-Harris Poll, conducted in late November, puts Hillary top of the pile, after respondents were asked to imagine she was running.

In that situation, Clinton leads other Democrats with 21 percent support, followed by Biden with 20 percent, Sanders with 12 percent, Warren with 9 percent, and Buttigieg and John Kerry (also not running) with 5 percent each.

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

Inspector General’s FISA Report Released — Finds FBI Misled Secret Court to Spy on Trump

Read the full report here!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

It’s Trump vs. Thunberg in Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Time Magazine has released its five-person shortlist for Person of the Year. Two names on that list are surely household at this point—Donald Trump and Greta Thunberg.

The other three “people” are U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the anonymous CIA official who began kickstarting the impeachment proceedings and the Hong Kong protesters.

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

Jersey City Shootout: Police Officer Among 6 Dead; Suspects Found Dead in Kosher Grocery Store With 3 Civilians

JERSEY CITY (CBSNewYork) — A police officer was among six killed in a lengthy gun battle in Jersey City Tuesday.

The two suspects were also killed, along with three civilians. Their bodies were found in a kosher grocery store at Bayview Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard after an intense shootout with police. Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said police believe the three civilians killed in grocery store were shot by the suspects.

It began at roughly 12:30 p.m. at the Bay View cemetery at Garfield Avenue. Sources told CBS2 the suspects were spotted at the cemetery in a rental van. Officers recognized them as being wanted for questioning in a previous homicide, sources said. The suspects opened fire, hitting Det. Michael Kelly.

The suspects then drove about a mile to the grocery store in the middle of a residential neighborhood, where more shots were fired.

“Units responded and were immediately engaged by high powered rifle fire,” Kelly said. Kelly said responding officers set up a perimeter and called for mutual aid from other law enforcement agencies.

“Just about all the folks that were within earshot of us responded,” Kelly said. “[We] continued to take gunfire for hours. Our officers were under fire for hours. Two more police officers were hit by gunfire. One sustained an injury to the shoulder. One sustained another injury to the body. Those officers have since been released from the hospital.”…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Jonathan Turley: ‘They Even Threatened My Dog’ For Defending Trump at Impeachment Hearings

Law professor Jonathan Turley revealed that even his dog was violently threatened after he testified in favor of President Trump during the impeachment hearings.

Turley already spoke about death threats he received following his testimony last week, but went further in an interview with CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell.

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

Man Who Ate ‘Banana Duct-Taped to Wall’ Art Says He Did it to “Create Art”

The man who ate an ‘art’ piece that consisted of a banana duct-taped to a wall says he did it to “create art.”

As we previously highlighted, the fruit-based exhibit sold for $120,000 at an art fair in Miami, Florida.

Gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin dismissed criticism that the piece was a joke, claiming that the shape of the fruit and the angle it has been fixed with duct tape to the wall gives it meaning.

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

New Calls Emerge to Arrest All “Anti-Vax” Parents, Seize Their Homes, Kidnap Their Children

New calls emerge for “anti-vaxxers” to be thrown in re-education camps while their children are kidnapped and their homes seized.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New York Loses Its Climate-Crusading Suit Against ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil won a first-of-its-kind climate change fraud trial on Tuesday as a judge rejected the state of New York’s claim that the oil and gas giant misled investors in accounting for the financial risks of global warming.

New York Supreme Court Justice Barry Ostrager said the state failed to prove that Exxon violated the Martin Act, a broad state law that does not require proof of intent of shareholder fraud.

“The office of the Attorney General failed to prove, by a preponderance of the evidence, that ExxonMobil made any material misstatements or omissions about its practices and procedures that misled any reasonable investor,” Ostrager wrote in a 55-page ruling, deciding the case without a jury.

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

No Insurance Policy? Lisa Page Sues FBI, DOJ for “Unlawful” Disclosure of Strzok Texts

Remember Lisa Page? She was the never-Trumping partisan FBI lawyer who, together with her lover Peter Strzok, was among the first FBI agents fired for “bias” on the job as part of their probe of Trump’s “collusion” with Russia. She was also the one whose nearly 400 text messages with Strzok disclosed the presence of an “insurance policy” to prevent a Trump presidency.

Unfortunately for Lisa, she never came up with an insurance policy should Trump win the election and all her scheming come to light and grace the front pages of the world’s newspaper. Except to sue that is.

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

Quinnipiac: Opposition to Impeachment and Removal Reaches 51%, Highest Number Since September

Just a brutal number for Democrats, not only on the merits but because it’s coming from Quinnipiac. Quinnipiac typically has bad numbers for Trump, particularly on his job approval. That’s pretty bad in this poll too, in fact, clocking in at 40/57. He trails every top-tier Democrat head to head as well.

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

Students and Alumni Get Slap on the Wrist for Shutting Down Harvard-Yale Football Game

Their record won’t even show their lawbreaking

Climate change protesters shut down the Harvard-Yale football game last month until security removed them from the field. Hundreds of spectators joined them.

What consequences will these privileged students and alumni suffer for their lawbreaking? The same “punishment” doled out to Ivy League students all the time: a slap on the wrist.

The Harvard Crimson reports that a Connecticut judge ordered the charged students and alumni — 10 from Harvard and “at least” 19 from Yale — to complete five hours of community service before their next court date Jan. 27. Their charges will be dismissed if they complete the service.

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

The Mold That Stole Christmas: Scientists Discover New Species of a Root Rotting Disease That is Killing Popular Holiday Trees

A newly discovered water mold could ruin Christmases yet to come.

Scientists have found that Fraser firs are highly susceptible to devastating root rot diseases that are killing the trees within just three years of being planted.

Testing has confirmed that the mold is a new species of Phytophthora, or water mold, which could threaten the tree for future holiday seasons.

Fraser firs are highly prized for the holidays because of their rich color and pleasant scent, as well as their ability to hold their needles.

However, scientists in Connecticut were conducting experiments testing various methods to grow healthier Fraser trees when they accidentally discovered a new species of Phytophthora.

The team noted in the study that 900 hundred Christmas trees were planted in Brooklyn, Connecticut in 2010, 60 of them were Fraser fir.

With just three years, all the Fraser in this field had died — leading experts to investigate the cause behind these deaths.

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

US Military Grounds 300 Saudi Aviation Students After Pensacola Shooting Spree

Following the shooting spree last week at the Naval air station in Pensacola, Fla. last week by 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, who shot and killed three people, Reuters reports that roughly 300 Saudi Arabian military aviation students have been grounded as part of a “safety stand-down.”

Genualdi said the grounding included three different military facilities: Naval Air Station Pensacola, Naval Air Station Whiting Field and Naval Air Station Mayport, all in Florida; adding that while it was unclear when the Saudi students would be allowed to fly again, their classroom training was expected to resume soon.

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

Greta Thunberg Says Canada Violating Children’s Rights

Greta Thunberg has joined up with 15 more young climate activists. They have claimed that Canada and Norway are violating the rights of children throughout the world with their oil and gas production.

The activist’s claim that the higher output of fossil-fuel production violates the countries obligations in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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

Quebec Man Faces 36 Counts Sexual Assault of Children, Luring, And Pimping

A Quebec man faces more than three dozen charges.

Twenty-eight-year-old Christian-Amisi Amuli should appear in court in Quebec City this Tuesday to face 36 charges of sexual assault of children, online luring, and pimping.

According to Quebec City police, Christian-Amisi Amuli came under investigation last April after seven women who were minors at the time of the alleged incidents filed complaints with authorities.

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

Belgium: King Does Another Round of Consultations

On Monday “informateur” Paul Magnette, also president of the Francophone Socialist Party (PS), offered to resign from his mission to find a coalition for a new Belgian government. King Philippe did not accept his resignation, but started a new round of consultations with Belgian party leaders instead. The Flemish nationalist leader Bart De Wever (NVA) wants to replace Magnette. It’s not clear what other parties think of it.

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

Finland is Now Led by a Government of Under-35 Millenial Women, Has Majority-Female Cabinet

Finland’s new leftist coalition government has appointed a women-majority cabinet with women taking twelve of the ministerial positions, with seven for men.

The new government, which consists of five parties, all of which are led by women and all but one are led by women from the millennial generation, announced the ministerial appointees on Tuesday under the new leadership of leftist Social Democrat Prime Minister Sanna Marin, Reuters reports.

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

France: Underage Prostitute Forced to Have Sex 200 Times in Five Days in Paris Suburbs

A 16-year-old girl was held captive for five days in an apartment by a group of men who forced her to have sex 200 times for money.

Police arrested five men on Saturday in Chaperon-Vert Gentilly, a suburb of Paris, after raiding the apartment which had been used as a makeshift brothel, Le Parisien reports. The suspects are aged between 17 and 22, with two already being known to police for prior drug convictions.

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

Germany: Seven ‘Youths’ Arrested After Fireman Beaten to Death at Christmas Market

A gang of seven “youths” has been arrested in the German city of Augsburg after an off-duty fireman was attacked and beaten to death outside of the city’s Christmas Market.

The fatal attack took place on Friday night as 49-year-old firefighter Roland S. was near the Christmas Market with his wife and another couple and got into an argument with the chief suspect, 17-year-old Halid S., who comes from a Turkish-Lebanese-German background, and his six friends, Bild reports.

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

Global Survey Finds UK Teens Least Likely to Think “My Life Has Clear Meaning or Purpose”

A new global survey by the OECD of 15-year-olds across the world found that young people in the UK are ranked second to last in the “meaning of life” index.

The survey also found that teens in the UK, out of 79 different countries, are least likely to agree with the phrase “my life has clear meaning or purpose.”

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

Hungarian PM Says Only Solution to World’s Problems is Return to Christianity

Hungary’s prime minister believes that the Christians, who are being protected from persecution today, may rise and save Europe tomorrow.

Hungarian PM Victor Orban gave a powerful speech in Budapest during the Second International Conference on Christian Persecution.

Orban declared: ‘I’m convinced that in order to save Europe, those who could provide us with the biggest help are those whom we’re helping right now. We’re sowing a seed, giving the persecuted what they need and getting back from them the Christian faith, love, and persistence.’

Orban argues that his country’s Christian identity gives Hungary an obligation to help other Christian communities. ‘Hungarians believe Christian values lead to peace and happiness, and this is why our Constitution states that protection of Christianity is an obligation for the Hungarian state,’ he said.

‘It obligates us to protect Christian communities throughout the world who suffer persecution,’ Mr Orban added.

Orban contrasted the large number of Christians among those who suffer for their faith with the indifference of most of Europe.

‘Four out of five people persecuted for their faith are Christians and some 245 million Christians around the globe suffer extreme persecution, and yet Europe remains silent again and again.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hungary: Varga Blasts Article 7 Hearing

Justice Minister Judit Varga slammed Tuesday’s hearing of Article 7 proceedings against Hungary, saying it had become clear that the proceedings were “being controlled from the outside” and that certain interest groups were trying to create mistrust among European Union member states.

Speaking to Hungarian reporters after the second hearing on the state of the rule of law in Hungary in the European Union’s General Affairs Council, Varga said the EU had been divided up into “good and bad member states”.”And certain forces are looking to punish the countries that say no to the European mainstream position,” she added.

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

Monsanto May Face Criminal Charges for Illegal “Black Ops” Spying Operations in Europe That Targeted Journalists, Lawmakers and Regulators

Chemical giant Bayer’s decision to purchase Monsanto back in 2018 is quickly revealing itself to be the biggest corporate acquisition blunder in the history of, perhaps, ever, as the excrement of Monsanto’s less-than-savory business practices continues to float to the surface.

This time, it’s being revealed that Monsanto engaged in a massive spying operation in Europe that involved targeting journalists, lawmakers, regulators, and others of importance in order to propagandize — and likely bribe — them into supporting and continuing to approve Roundup (glyphosate), genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), and other Monsanto products throughout Europe.

As you may already know, Monsanto had long struggled to convince European authorities to agree to chemically-assault their constituents with its various agricultural poisons, as Europe maintains a more natural, traditional approach to food production compared to the United States. Because of this, Monsanto had apparently attempted a sneakier and even less ethical approach to forcing its wares into mainstream use across the pond than it employed here in the States.

According to reports, French prosecutors are now forcing an inquiry into the matter after the French newspaper Le Monde filed a complaint against Monsanto, alleging that it compiled a file on at least 200 big names in Europe, which it then used as a tool for “influencing positions on pesticides.”

Bayer, which now owns Monsanto, has since come out to admit that Monsanto is, in fact, guilty of these charges.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Norway: A Fake “Translation”

This 2013 Norwegian-language “Koran” is available online. A perusal of key passages, however, shows that it bears little or no resemblance to the actual Koran.

Let us hope that the word gets around that the book they are being handed is not really the Koran at all.

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

Six Killed in Czech Hospital Shooting, Attacker Turned Gun on Self

Six have were killed and several more injured after a gunman opened fire inside a hospital in the Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday morning.

A gunman, identified in Czech media as 42-year-old Ctirad V. opened fire without warning inside a hospital waiting room in Ostrava around 0700 local time (0100EST), killing four men and two women. The attacker then fled the scene in a car before being tracked down by a police helicopter.

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

Spanish King Meets Party Leaders to Break Deadlock

The Spanish King Felipe VI began on Tuesday (10 December) 48-hours of meetings with the political leaders to establish whether the caretaker prime minister Pedro Sanchez from the Socialist Party (PSOE) stands a chance to become the new head of government.

The discussions, with 18 different politicians, will conclude with an encounter between the Spanish monarch and Sanchez on Wednesday.

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

Strikes in France to Hit Transport on Wednesday With PM to Announce Pension Reforms

Mass transport strikes across France will enter their seventh day on Wednesday when the French Prime Minister will finally announce details of the government’s pension reforms. Here’s the latest forecast for what we can expect.

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

Sweden: Two People Shot Dead Outside Nightclub

Two people were shot dead outside a nightclub in central Norrköping last week in what appears to have been a gang-related incident.

The shooting occurred outside of a nightclub near the city’s central station at around 1:20 am. First responders discovered two male victims lying outside of the nightclub with gunshot wounds. After being rushed to the hospital, the two men died from the injuries they had sustained, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

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

Sweden Shuts Down Islamic School Due to Radicalisation Concerns

The Swedish School Inspectorate has revoked a Gothenburg Islamic school’s licence due to concerns that pupils may be exposed to radical Islamic ideology.

Authorities closed the Safirskolan school after its former owner, Abdel-Nasser el Nadi, had been detained by the Swedish security police (Säpo). Säpo recommended he, and several other Islamic radicals, be deported from the country on national security grounds, Nyheter Idag reports.

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

UK: Boris to Consider Abolishing BBC Television Tax

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has questioned whether taxing everyone who has a television to fund the BBC is justifiable, saying that a new Conservative government would look into scrapping the TV licence fee.

Prime Minister Johnson made the comments during a rally in Sunderland on Monday, saying he was “certainly looking at it”.

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

UK: Boris Johnson Trolls Anti-Brexit Luvvie Hugh Grant With ‘Love Actually’ Election Video

Boris Johnson has parodied the classic British Christmas film Love Actually in his latest election video, prompting actor and anti-Brexit campaigner Hugh Grant to fire back on morning radio, questioning whether the short had been paid for with illegal “roubles”.

In the latest social media video released by the Conservatives, who have pursued a near-aggressively internet-friendly, viral-seeking campaign of humorous shorts and ironic clips in the election campaign to date, the Prime Minister acts out an iconic scene from the 2003 film Love Actually with a Brexit twist.

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UK: Farage’s ‘New Radicals’ Will Push for Political Reform After Brexit

Nigel Farage has said that after Brexit, he and his party’s “new radicals” will push for “genuine reform” of the British political system.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Tuesday, the Brexit Party leader said: “If we get Brexit, then the idea that British politics goes back to where it’s been is an anathema.”

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UK: Liberal Democrats Received £100k From Puberty-Blocking Drugs Company

The Liberal Democrats have received £100,000 in donations from Ferring Pharmaceuticals, a Swiss company that produces triptorelin, a puberty-blocking drug given to children.

The Times uncovered the donation on the Electoral Commission’s website, showing that the Liberal Democrats had received the amount on November 22nd.

The revelation comes after the progressive party revealed a radical programme to de-gender schools, allow people to change their sex without thorough medical and legal process, and introduce an “X” gender option on British passports.

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“Undeniable Evidence”: Explosive Classified Docs Reveal Afghan War Mass Deception

In what’s already being hailed as a defining and explosive “Pentagon papers” moment, a cache of previously classified documents obtained by The Washington Post show top Pentagon leaders continuously lied to the public about the “progress” of the now eighteen-year long Afghan war.

The some 2,000 pages of notes from interviews of senior officials who have shaped US strategy in Afghanistan confirm that “senior US officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false… hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable,” according to the bombshell Post report.

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Dinosaurs Suffered From Lice Too! New Species of Insect is Found Preserved in 100 Million-Year-Old Amber Along With the Ancient Feathers it Feasted on

Scientists have uncovered a new species of lice preserved in 100 million-year-old amber, together with the partially damaged dinosaur feathers it fed on.

The amazing discovery of the Mesophthirus engeli species suggests feathered dinosaurs were plagued by lice-like bugs — just like modern birds today.

The damaged feather and the bug’s sharp teeth reveal the tough-feeding behaviours of the new species, according to a team of American and Chinese researchers.

The team studied 10 insect nymphs — the name given to the early growth stage of some invertebrates — preserved within two dinosaur feathers inside two pieces of amber from Kachin Province in Northern Burma.

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Adorable Moment a Confused Kangaroo Hops Through the Snow During a Freak Summer Cold Snap

The footage was taken in Falls Creek, an alpine resort town neighboring Mount Hotham in Victoria, amid a freak cold snap.

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Battle of Melbourne: More Than 60 Youths From Rival Gangs Brawl in Front of Onlookers During Terrifying Beachside Rampage

Footage of the street fight outside a fish and chip shop in Chelsea in Melbourne’s south showed up to 12 teenagers screaming, swearing and kicking each other amid sounds of breaking glass.

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Confronting Moment a Man Pulls a Knife During a Massive Brawl — Leaving One Man Fighting for His Life After a Lebanese Pop Star’s Concert in Melbourne

Six people were rushed to hospital for stab wounds after a fight broke out at the La Mirage Reception and Convention Centre in Melbourne in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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New Species of Paleocene Penguin Bridges Gap in Penguin Family Tree

Paleontologists in New Zealand have uncovered the fossilized bones from an extinct penguin that swam the oceans between 62.5 and 60 million years ago. Dubbed Kupoupou stilwelli, the ancient bird is the oldest penguin known with proportions close to its modern relatives.

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Shocking Moment Dozens of Teenagers From Rival Youth Gangs Brawl at One of Melbourne’s Busiest Train Stations in the Middle of the Day

Footage shows two Melbourne gangs in mass brawl at a busy train station. The young men are seen punching and kicking each other at Southern Cross station on Tuesday.

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‘We’ve Had Bushfires in Australia for 60,000 Years’: Mark Latham Slams Environment Minister for Breaking Rank and Blaming Climate Change for the Blazes Ravaging the Country

Premier Gladys Berejiklian refused to be drawn into a climate debate, but her Environment Minister Matt Kean on Tuesday said ‘no-one can deny’ climate change is to blame.

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Bolsonaro Blasts “Bratty” Greta After Comments Over Indigenous Murders

Childhood thief and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro called autistic environmentalist Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she highlighted the killing of two indigenous leaders on her Facebook page.

“Greta said that the Indians died because they were defending the Amazon,” Bolsonaro told reporters in Brasilia on Tuesday, adding “it is staggering the amount of coverage the press gives that brat” — using the Portuguese word ‘pirralha.’

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Chinese Migrants Found Hiding in Appliances at US Crossing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — ELEVEN Chinese migrants were discovered hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck stopped by agents as it entered the U.S. from Mexico at a Southern California border crossing, federal officials said.

At least one person was crammed inside a washing machine and another was curled up inside a wooden chest, according to photos provided Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Greece: Local Mayors of Aegean Islands Plan Protests Against the Relentless Inflow of Migrants

Local authorities on Greece’s Aegean islands have planned protests against the unabated inflow of migrants arrivals to the already overcrowded Greek islands each week.

Official figures have revealed that in the past four days alone, over 1,000 migrants have landed on the Greek islands, Ekathimerini reports.

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‘Hitler-Worshipping Islamist’ Migrant Nearly Kills Swedish Teen During Hours of Brutal Torture

An African migrant described as a “Hitler-worshipping Islamist” has been sentenced to five years in prison for kidnapping a young Swedish couple and subjecting an 18-year-old male to hours of brutal torture.

Pa Demba Nyassi, a 20-year-old Gambian national, kidnapped 18-year-old Erik and his girlfriend in Farsta, Sweden before subjecting the teen to hours of torture with a machete and metal bars while making his girlfriend watch the entire ordeal, Fria Tider reports.

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Hungary: Syrian Suspect in People Smuggling Ring Taken Into Custody

A Budapest court has ordered the detention of a Syrian national on the charge of people smuggling, Budapest’s deputy chief prosecutor said on Saturday.

The 37-year-old man who lives in Budapest earlier had been granted asylum in Hungary, Pal Fürcht said in a statement. He is suspected of having acted as a leader of an international human smuggling ring and is being held in custody for a month, he said.

The ring was allegedly involved in smuggling nationals of third countries to the EU across the Hungarian-Serbian border and arranging their travel to Austria, Furcht said.

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Italian Government Numbers Show 42% of Rapes Are Carried Out by Migrants

New figures released by Italy’s Interior Ministry have revealed that 42 per cent of rapes in the country are carried out by migrants.

The numbers show that Italian women are more likely to be victims of sexual harassment or so-called “minor sexual assaults” than foreign women are, but that migrant women are slightly more likely to experience major sex crimes like violent rape.

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Netherlands: Number of Moroccans Applying for Asylum Approaches Record High

The number of Moroccans that have applied for asylum in the Netherlands this year is quickly approaching the 2016 record, new figures have revealed.

Statistics from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) have revealed that there were 1032 asylum requests by Moroccans in the first nine months of 2019, compared to 803 in the same period last year, Dutch morning newspaper De Telegraaf reports.

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Sweden: Couple Savagely Tortured for Hours by ‘Hitler-Worshipping Islamist’ Migrant

Victim stabbed with machete while girlfriend forced to watch.

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Australia: MP Whose Ex-Wife is Now a Man Bans Women’s Group From Using an Office Because it Holds ‘Trans-Exclusionary’ Views

Andrew Wilkie has banned Women Speak Tasmania from using taxpayer-funded photocopying facilities in Hobart.

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Breaking: Jessica Yaniv Accused of Masturbating to Underage Teens on Video

In yet another bizarre twist in the saga of Jessica Yaniv, numerous teenagers have come forward with allegations that Yaniv masturbated to them.

Blaire White, YouTuber and The Post Millennial columnist, released a video highlighting the entire situation.

She says that YouTuber “READY TO GLARE” reached out to White on Instagram where she mentioned how she got to know that a few teenagers are on a private Skype group chat with Yaniv.

According to those teenagers, Yaniv went on a video call with them and started pleasuring herself while moaning Blaire White’s name.

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Disney+ Promotes Transgender 12-Year-Old Boy in Marvel Series

‘It’s really important to have a transgender kid in one of these companies.’

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Parents Lose Custody of 15-Year-Old Daughter for Refusing to Allow Sex Change

The parents of a 15-year-old Finnish girl lost custody of their daughter after refusing to allow her to undergo a sex change.

According to a report by Svenska Yle, the parents prevented the girl from starting hormone treatments to “correct her gender.”

The names of the individuals involved were changed and the EU country in which the events happened were removed from the article to protect the identity of the family.

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They Must be Joking About the Word of the Year

Merriam Webster’s word of the year is “they,” that ubiquitous plural word that’s been turned singular, individualistic, and is a smoke signal sent up to claim special status in the gender landscape. “They” was a top look-up for the dictionary site; “the dictionary is also a primary resource for information about language itself, and the shifting use of they has been the subject of increasing study and commentary in recent years. Lookups for they increased by 313% in 2019 over the previous year.”

People just want to know what it means, and how they can and should apply it, either to themselves, or to those who request it. The pronoun has been omnipresent, on name badges, in Twitter bios, and in the continuous discourse over which pronoun should be used for whom and upon what whim.

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Transgender Says “I’m a Man, “ Before Threatening to Fight Shoe Store Employee for Calling Him “Sir”

Unruly customer delivers racist verbal attack after employee ‘misgenders.’

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/10/2019

  1. “Six Killed in Czech Hospital Shooting, Attacker Turned Gun on Self”
    “Czech newspaper Blesk reports unconfirmed speculation that the perpetrator may have launched the attack in revenge for the death of a child while in hospital care, or because he felt his own medial conditions were not being properly attended to. Police have not yet confirmed any motive.”
    Blesk is the worst tabloid in Czech media, this is pure speculation. The perpetrator was actually paranoid about having some serious illness and was going from doctor to doctor, convinced nobody wants to help him – which eventually resulted in the attack. At least that’s how much was disclosed since yesterday.

    • My previous reply seems to have disappeared (apologies if it’s awaiting approval, Baron).

      Multiple brackets are usually code for an antisemitic comment, and “nothng as it seems” appears to imply that the earlier attribution of the motive for this attack to antisemitism was premature. The authorities are now saying that this was likely the reason, so I repeat my reply:

      [redacted]

  2. Afghan War Deception:-
    I knew years ago of the sham, the unbelievable positioning of islam in the Afghan constitution in 2005.
    This is also similar to the Iraq constitution made after the war.
    It makes it difficult for those countries’s leaders to hold out, and other ones to more easily acquiesce to the bottom line, of sharia.

    The constitution of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan creates a nation that pledges to be both Islamic and democratic.
    Two tenets occupy a prominent place: Islam and resistance.
    The new constitution confirms that Afghanistan will be an Islamic republic with Islam as its “sacred religion.” It also states that no law can violate Islamic principles (Article 3). Although the document does not include a reference to sharia, it adds the proviso that no law “can be contrary to the beliefs and provisions” of Islam.
    https://mepc.org/journal/afghanistans-constitution-success-or-sham

    An absolute travesty of western democracy, and a continuing wasteful western sacrifice for nothing!

    The positioning of islamic principles, laws in the West are also slowly and stealthily being ratcheted in.
    It all seems to be ok with academia, media, politicians, that apply heavy censure, “cancel culture” de-platforming, and, or shaming to any questions, debate or questions about islam.

    That so sadly is what the loss “allies” lives was for; an islamic constitution.
    Shame on them for covering this up.

  3. Same images … different names….why? This ain’t kosher….

    Jersey City Shooters Identified, David Anderson and Francine Graham

    Members of Antisemitic, Violent “Black Hebrew Israelites” Cult

    https://twitter.com/gatewaypundit/status/1204799979887497216

    vs.

    Jersey City man charged in late-night fatal shooting, prosecutor says

    Posted Oct 07, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/iw2swyG.jpg

    Darius Bolden, 33, of Jersey City, left, and Yasmin Tejada, 30, have been charged in the death of Jason Dunbar on Aug. 27,2019. Bolden is charged with murder and Tejada is charged with hindering. (HCPO photos)

    https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/10/jersey-city-man-charged-in-late-night-fatal-shooting-prosecutor-says.html

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