Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/11/2019

The two shooters at who killed four people (including three at a kosher grocery) in Jersey City yesterday have been identified as David Anderson and Francine Graham. Mr. Anderson is alleged to have had a connection to the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, the same group that taunted white Covington Catholic High School Students at the Lincoln Memorial last winter.

In other news, on the eve of the general election in the UK, the gap between the Tories and Labour has narrowed to 9% in the latest polls.

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

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USA
» $1.3 Billion in Unreported Foreign Donations to U.S. Universities
» “What About Hong Kong Protesters?” — Trump Jr Slams Time’s Person of the Year Decision as “Marketing Gimmick”
» Chicago, Detroit “Least-Prepared” For a Recession, Says New Moody’s Report
» Georgia Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Support ISIS
» Gunman in Jersey City Shooting Published Anti-Semitic, Anti-Police Material Online
» Harvey Weinstein Reaches $47 Million Settlement, Wiping the Civil Slate Clean
» Hilarious: Leftists Triggered by Trump Candy Bars
» Horowitz: FBI Should Have Pumped the Brakes on Surveillance of Trump Campaign Aide
» Jersey City Shooting: Suspect Linked to Black Hebrew Israelite Group
» Millions of US College Students Still Denied Free Speech Rights
» Mockingbirds of the Deep State
» Richardson Man Who Called for Slaughter of ‘Infidels’ In Name of ISIS Gets 30 Years in Prison
» U.S. Churches Politicize Nativity Scenes
» Watch Live: Inspector General Michael Horowitz Testifies After FISA Report Release
 
Europe and the EU
» 10 Paris Metro Lines to Close: How the Strikes Will Hit Transport in France on Thursday
» France Raises Retirement Age, Offers Concessions for ‘Fairer’ System as Pension-Reform Protests Drag on
» Germany: Left-Wing Extremists Set Fire to Leipzig Tax Office
» Norwegian Government Awards Islamist Group 100,000 Euros to Convert 100-Year-Old Church Into a Mosque
» Poland Receives Declassified CIA Documents on Fall of Communism
» Swedish Teen Lecturer Greta Thunberg Awarded Time’s Person of the Year… Deep State Hacks Awarded “Guardians of the Year”
» UK: Boris as Tory Lead Narrows Ahead of Polling Day: ‘This Could Not be More Critical, It Could Not be Tighter’
» UK: Delingpole: Boris’s Conservatives May be Disappointing; But Corbyn’s Labour Are Totalitarian Monsters
» UK: Farage Fears Boris Will Sell Out Brexit, Throw Country Into Crisis by May
» UK: Pics: BoJo Ploughs ‘Get Brexit Done’ Union Jack Digger Through Wall in Election Stunt
 
North Africa
» New Species of Ancient Whale Offers Clues on How Whales Evolved to Swim
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Europe No Longer Hides Its Hostility to Israel
 
Middle East
» Turkey Deports 11 French Islamic State Members After Spat With Macron Over Syria
 
Russia
» Doomsdays of the Endgame 3: Not Your Father’s Russophobe
 
Far East
» There’s a New Squid in Town
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘Sydney is Angry’: Protesters March to Demand Urgent Action on Climate Change
» Watch: ‘Hero’ Trolls Vegan Activists by Eating Bucket of Chicken
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» African Archbishop Calls on Journalists to Raise Awareness of Jihadist Threat
» Report: Islamic Persecution of Christians ‘Gaining Traction’ In Africa
 
Immigration
» House Dems Overwhelmingly Reject Motion to Condemn Illegal Immigrant Voting
» Italian Government Numbers Show 42% of Rapes Are Carried Out by Migrants
» Italy: Migrant Who Attempted to Set Bus of Children on Fire Blames Salvini
» Open-Borders Boston: Blood on Their Hands
» Spain’s ‘Migrant Friendly’ Border Fences
 
Culture Wars
» Buttigieg Explains to 7-Year-Old Girl That Killing Unborn Babies With Abortion is OK
» German Bishops Pronounce Homosexuality ‘Normal’ And ‘Unchangeable’
» Study: College Students Spend $10 Billion a Year on Mandatory Social Justice Courses
» Yale Professor: There is Zero Political Diversity in Faculty
» Yale Student ‘Art Project: ‘ Disrupt Classes, Accuse Professors of War Crimes
» YouTube Bans ‘Malicious Insults and Veiled Threats’
 

$1.3 Billion in Unreported Foreign Donations to U.S. Universities

A U.S. Education Department investigation has initially revealed $1.3 billion in unreported donations to U.S. universities from foreign countries such as China, Russia, and Qatar.

The department says the unreported foreign funds discovered thus far are only a small portion of the donations from foreign countries that are pouring into U.S. campuses.

“We’re going to continue to raise the flag on this, and we think, just given what we’ve seen scratching the surface, there’s a lot there that has gone undetected,” said Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, according to a report at the Washington Examiner.

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

“What About Hong Kong Protesters?” — Trump Jr Slams Time’s Person of the Year Decision as “Marketing Gimmick”

Update (0930ET): President Trump’s son has chimed in on TIME’s decision to name Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year, noting a significant ‘other’ that are fighting for their lives too…

“Time leaves out the Hong Kong Protesters fighting for their lives and freedoms to push a teen being used as a marketing gimmick. How dare you?”

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While many among the resistance must have been hoping for “The Whistleblower” to be crowned, TIME Magazine has instead named 16-year-old climate-alarmist Great Thunberg as “Person of the Year.”

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

Chicago, Detroit “Least-Prepared” For a Recession, Says New Moody’s Report

Authored by Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner via Wirepoints.org

Moody’s says 23 of the nation’s 25 largest cities are ready for a recession. Two aren’t. They are Detroit and Chicago. Both cities are junk-rated by Moody’s.

Moody’s analyzed four key factors to determine which cities are ready for a recession: fiscal volatility, reserve coverage, financial flexibility and pension risk. The top cities in preparedness were Boston, Charlotte, Denver, San Antonio, San Francisco and Seattle. They scored “stronger” in Moody’s recession preparedness measure, while Chicago and Detroit scored “weaker.”

Moody’s message should be particularly worrisome given that the city’s firefighter pensions are just 18 percent funded, while the police and municipal funds are less than 25 percent funded. They are among the worst-funded pension plans in the country.

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

Georgia Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Support ISIS

An Augusta-area woman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support and resources to ISIS and will face up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines when she is sentenced Feb. 5, federal court records show.

The Justice Department announced Kim Anh Vo’s arrest in March, saying she was apprehended in Hephzibah, which sits about 14 miles southwest of Augusta.

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

Gunman in Jersey City Shooting Published Anti-Semitic, Anti-Police Material Online

Update: The New York Times reports that one of the suspects who carried out yesterday’s shooting at a kosher grocery in Jersey City had published anti-police and anti-semitic material online.

A suspect involved in a prolonged firefight in Jersey City, N.J., that left six people dead, including one police officer, had published anti-Semitic and anti-police posts online and investigators believe the attack was motivated by those sentiments, a law enforcement official familiar with the case said on Wednesday.

The suspects have not yet been identified, and the only victim who has been identified is Detective Seals. The NYT suggests that the attack might have been planned to terrorize a burgeoning community of ultra-orthodox Jews.

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

Harvey Weinstein Reaches $47 Million Settlement, Wiping the Civil Slate Clean

Money talks and sexual predators walk.

That appears to be the anticlimatic end of the #MeToo story arc, which started with Harvey Weinstein, and is set to conclude with a multi-million cash settlement ending effectively all civil cases against the former Hollywood mogul.

According to the WSJ, Harvey Weinstein, his former associates, insurers and accusers have all reached a nearly $47 million tentative settlement of virtually all the civil cases pending against him, about $25 million of which will compensate women who have accused the Hollywood producer of sexual misconduct.

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

Hilarious: Leftists Triggered by Trump Candy Bars

Making confectionery great again

Candy bars made and sold by a small family-run business have triggered leftists into a frothing frenzy because they are adorned with President Trump’s smiling face.

Making confectionery great again, the treats were spotted in John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York by liberal author Malcolm Nance, a noted ‘muh Russia’ conspiracy theorist.

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

Horowitz: FBI Should Have Pumped the Brakes on Surveillance of Trump Campaign Aide

Update: IG Horowitz told Congressional investigators on Wednesday that FBI officials should have seriously reconsidered their surveillance efforts on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page in early 2017, when information they gathered cast significant doubt on their legal justification to surveil him, according to Bloomberg.

Horowitz also said that the FBI misled the FISA court in order to keep spying on Page.

“I don’t think the Department of Justice fairly treated these FISAs, and he was on the receiving end of them,” he said.

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

Jersey City Shooting: Suspect Linked to Black Hebrew Israelite Group

An assailant involved in a prolonged firefight in Jersey City, N.J., that left six people dead, including one police officer, had published anti-Semitic and anti-police posts online and investigators believe the attack was motivated by those sentiments, a law enforcement official familiar with the case said on Wednesday.

The official said the names of the two suspects were David Anderson and Francine Graham. Mr. Anderson appeared to have a connection to the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, which is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a legal advocacy group that tracks such movements…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Millions of US College Students Still Denied Free Speech Rights

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Matt C. Pinsker, a constitutional law professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and an attorney, told The Epoch Times that the First Amendment has “increasingly come under attack on college campuses.”

“The reality is that no one has ever been in danger and these speech codes are really a way to limit the expression of ideas which conflict with leftist political agendas,” he said. “It is putting feelings ahead of facts.”

“While the trend lately has been getting worse, where this is going is either it will blow back on universities and reverse itself, or this will become new normal.”

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Mockingbirds of the Deep State

by Diana West

[…]

I was particularly struck by this terrifying mechanism of public control while listening to an interview with Russian-born Svetlana Lokhova, a British espionage historian. She’s currently suing FBI/CIA informant Stefan Halper and the parent companies of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and MSNBC for more than $25 million in punitive damages for their defamation of her good name in a series of baseless reports, seeded by Halper, the FBI, and others, that accused her of seducing Flynn on behalf of Russian intelligence. To call this a reckless disregard for the truth is gross understatement. It’s the weaponization of “intelligence” in the form of “free press”-disseminated disinformation.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Richardson Man Who Called for Slaughter of ‘Infidels’ In Name of ISIS Gets 30 Years in Prison

Said Azzam Mohamad Rahim lived a comfortable life in North Texas, where he operated his own convenience store.

But he wanted more, prosecutors say: war, murder and jihad.

As a result, the 43-year-old Richardson man will spend the next 30 years in a federal prison for trying to recruit ISIS fighters on a social media app called Zello.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle read Rahim’s own words to him before she sentenced him in a courtroom in Dallas in the terrorism case. Among the words Rahim used that she read were, “Kill them and do not show them compassion or mercy.”

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

U.S. Churches Politicize Nativity Scenes

At least two U.S. churches are making a statement with their nativity scenes this year. One of them is the Claremont United Methodist Church in California and the other is St. Susanna Parish in Massachusetts. The Claremont church seems to be alluding to Trump’s immigration policies, while St. Susanna Parish is taking a stance on climate change.

In a tweet by American journalist, Anthony Breznican, you can see members of the holy family inside chain-link cages. Baby Jesus is in a cage of his own while Joseph and Mary stand on either side of him, also in cages.

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

Watch Live: Inspector General Michael Horowitz Testifies After FISA Report Release

Following Monday’s release of the long-awaited FISA report on FBI abuses while investigating the Trump campaign, during the 2016 US election, Inspector General Michael Horowitz is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

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

10 Paris Metro Lines to Close: How the Strikes Will Hit Transport in France on Thursday

As French mass strike action reaches the one-week mark, unions prepare for another ‘day of protest’ — here’s what is happening on the roads and railways and in the air.

It was hoped that a major announcement by the French government on Wednesday on the full details of its controversial pension proposals would calm the anger of striking unions.

Judging by the reaction from unions on Wednesday evening — calling for ‘reinforcements’ of the strike action — that might have been a touch optimistic.

Instead unlimited transport strikes will enter their eighth day on Thursday and there will be more one-day walk-outs and protests.

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

France Raises Retirement Age, Offers Concessions for ‘Fairer’ System as Pension-Reform Protests Drag on

France’s prime minister announced a pension overhaul on Wednesday that would increase the retirement age for the country’s youngest citizens, as strikes pressed on throughout the country for the seventh day.

Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said the reforms are necessary to create a “fairer” system that “will be the same for everybody.” The government has said the current complex pension system is unsustainable.

The plan was announced one day after more than 300,000 people protested across the country, causing a logjam of some 285 miles of traffic in Paris. All metro lines except two were closed and many train routes were canceled as unions voiced frustration with French President Emmanuel Macron, whom they accuse of forming policies that favor the wealthy.

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

Germany: Left-Wing Extremists Set Fire to Leipzig Tax Office

A left-wing extremist group has taken responsibility for an arson attack on the Leipzig tax office that took place over the weekend.

Windows were smashed and a room at the State Office for Taxes and Finances in Leipzig was reduced to ashes. The day after the attack, a letter appeared on the extreme left portal ‘barrikade.info’ which states that the attack was done to show far-left extremists “can act anywhere in Leipzig”, TAG24 reports.

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

Norwegian Government Awards Islamist Group 100,000 Euros to Convert 100-Year-Old Church Into a Mosque

Kjell Ingolf Ropstad, the leader of the centrist Norwegian Christian People’s Party, has approved a grant for nearly 100,000 euros that will be used by a radical Islamist community to convert a church that’s over 100-years-old into a mosque.

The money will go to the Islamic Cultural Center — an organization that has several Islamic schools in their mosques in Drammen, Oslo, and Mjøndalen where children can stay overnight, Aftenposten reports.

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

Poland Receives Declassified CIA Documents on Fall of Communism

Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski, during a visit to the United States, was given declassified Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) materials on the fall of communism in Central European countries.

Stanislaw Zaryn, the press spokesman for Minister Kaminski, on Wednesday told PAP that the recently declassified documents comprise 105 short-term analyses by the CIA relating to the end of communism in Europe.

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

Swedish Teen Lecturer Greta Thunberg Awarded Time’s Person of the Year… Deep State Hacks Awarded “Guardians of the Year”

Ignorant Swedish teen Greta Thunberg — whose goal is to cripple the West and ban plane travel won TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year award on Wednesday.

TIME is rewarding this insanity.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Boris as Tory Lead Narrows Ahead of Polling Day: ‘This Could Not be More Critical, It Could Not be Tighter’

A YouGov poll released the day before voting stations open has revealed that the Conservatives’ lead over Labour has narrowed, with the pollster saying “we cannot rule out a hung parliament”.

The poll published on Wednesday places the Tories on 43 per cent followed by Labour on 34 per cent, with just a nine-point difference.

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

UK: Delingpole: Boris’s Conservatives May be Disappointing; But Corbyn’s Labour Are Totalitarian Monsters

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Undoubtedly the worst political development in Britain during my lifetime has been the adoption, by supporters of Her Majesty’s Opposition party, of the kind of tactics most of us had hoped had been consigned to the dustbin of history: physical threats; anti-Semitism; violent mobs; orchestrated bullying.

The two most apposite recent comparisons are the Bolshevik takeover of Russia in 1917; and the Nazi takeover of Germany in the 1930s. Both were minority movements which managed to punch far above their weight with their aggression, their cynicism, their mendacity, their willingness to abuse every structural process for their greater goal of seizing power.

When Boris Johnson’s Conservatives win, as I hope and expect they will this Thursday, I don’t expect many of us who believe in limited government and free markets will have an awful lot to cheer. But we will, at least, have occasion to breathe a huge sigh of relief.

The electorate will have stared into the abyss, seen Magic Grandpa staring back at them wearing a cap just like Lenin’s, and said to themselves: “Anything is better than that.”

And they’ll have been right too. Corbyn’s Labour are totalitarian monsters. We’ve spent most of the last century standing up to such evil. Why on earth would we want to let such scumbags in through the back door?

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Farage Fears Boris Will Sell Out Brexit, Throw Country Into Crisis by May

Nigel Farage has warned that if there is a Conservative majority, Boris Johnson will “sell out” Brexit and the country will be thrown into crisis by May 2020.

Speaking at an event in Doncaster on Wednesday, the Brexit Party leader said that if he thought Prime Minister Boris Johnson was going to “get Brexit done”, he would have stood all of his candidates down and supported him.

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

UK: Pics: BoJo Ploughs ‘Get Brexit Done’ Union Jack Digger Through Wall in Election Stunt

The election meme war has intensified with Prime Minister Boris Johnson ploughing through a polystyrene brick wall representing Brexit “gridlock” in a digger wrapped in the Union flag.

The digger, whose bucket read “Get Brexit Done”, belongs to Conservative Party donor Lord Anthony Bamford. The prime minister visited JC Bamford’s factory, which exports high-tech digger and construction equipment around the globe, for a speech in Staffordshire on Tuesday.

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

New Species of Ancient Whale Offers Clues on How Whales Evolved to Swim

Scientists have discovered an entirely new species of ancient whale that existed 35 million years ago—and it could provide clues to how whales today evolved to swim.

A paper published in open-access journal PLOS ONE describes a well-preserved specimen of a species newly named Aegicetus gehennae. It is the youngest known example of a group called the protocetids from the Eocene epoch. These are early whales and the precursors to today’s cetaceans, but unlike those around today, protocetids were only partially aquatic.

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

Europe No Longer Hides Its Hostility to Israel

The European Union has, over the years, become increasingly hostile towards Israel. That attitude was confirmed in early November when the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that food products made in the so-called settlements of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan Heights must be labeled as such and may not carry the generic label “Made in Israel.”

As rightly argued by the strategic studies expert Soeren Kern, there are many territorial conflicts all over the world, but the European Court singles out only Israel. Examples of the EU’s bias against Israel are numerous, particularly compared to the United States.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Turkey Deports 11 French Islamic State Members After Spat With Macron Over Syria

Turkey has repatriated eleven Islamic State fighters back to France after French President Emmanuel Macron accused Ankara of working alongside Islamic State proxies during its military incursion into northeast Syria.

Turkish President Recep Erdogan once again reiterated that Ankara would not be responsible for housing foreign terrorists while criticizing Western governments over their reluctance to take bake citizens who had joined the Islamic State, the Daily Express reports.

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

Doomsdays of the Endgame 3: Not Your Father’s Russophobe

by Diana West

I have been trying to think of the best word to describe Russia expert Fiona Hill’s worldview.

Assuming “non-partisan” is out, and “transcendent” inadequate, it may be best to turn away from the political firestorms of the Schiff show to focus on something less combustible. I have chosen Hill’s introduction as moderator to a 30th anniversary Brookings Institution panel on the Reykjavik summit between Reagan and Gorbachev. In this 2016 appearance, the Harvard Ph.D. and former White House official specializing in Russian and Eurasian affairs under Presidents Bush (43), Obama and Trump presented a series of “scene-setting” events in Cold War history leading up to that 1986 summit moment.

Hill’s Cold War chronology (excerpted from transcript) commences with “detente…

           — Hat tip: Diana West [Return to headlines]
 

There’s a New Squid in Town

Researchers in OIST’s Molecular Genetics Unit, in collaboration with a researcher from Australia, have identified a new species of bobtail squid inhabiting Okinawa’s waters — dubbed Euprymna brenneri. The scientists’ findings, published in Communications Biology, highlight the rich biodiversity in the seas near Okinawa, and may shed light on the genes, behavior, and development of bobtail squid.

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

‘Sydney is Angry’: Protesters March to Demand Urgent Action on Climate Change

An estimated 20,000 protesters marched from Town Hall to Hyde Park on Wednesday evening, taking over George Street to demand stronger climate action as bushfires continue to rage across the state.

The event, titled “NSW is Burning, Sydney is Choking — Climate Emergency Rally!”, was swiftly set up on Facebook last week by Extinction Rebellion, Uni Students for Climate Justice, and Greens MP David Shoebridge, in response to horrendous air conditions and ongoing bushfires across the state.

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

Watch: ‘Hero’ Trolls Vegan Activists by Eating Bucket of Chicken

A man who can be seen eating KFC chicken outside of a vegan protest has stirred up some controversy.

Footage of the man has been posted to the video-sharing social network TikTok. The video was captioned “meat-eating protest in Sydney gets a hungry visitor.” The video has gone viral, already accumulating 249.8 thousand likes and over 2 million views.

The protest took place in front of the Town Hall in Sydney. It was partly organized by Anonymous for the Voiceless — a vegan activist group formed in Melbourne Australia in 2016. The group organizes events throughout the world.

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

African Archbishop Calls on Journalists to Raise Awareness of Jihadist Threat

Senegalese Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye has summoned journalists to help wake people up to the gravity of the jihad threat posed by Islamists.

“In the face of current jihadist threats, journalists must play their role of watchfulness and alert,” said the archbishop of Dakar during a conference for Catholic journalists and communicators held this past weekend in the Senegalese capital.

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

Report: Islamic Persecution of Christians ‘Gaining Traction’ In Africa

ROME — Christians are experiencing “genocidal, religious-based violence” in many parts of Africa as Islamic terror groups gain greater traction on the continent, according to Save the Persecuted Christians, a U.S.-based charity.

The West needs to come to terms with the fact that what is going on in Africa is “genocidal, religious-based violence, enacted against Christians by Sharia supremacist extremist groups,” said Dede Laugesen, executive director of Save the Persecuted Christians, in an interview published Wednesday with Crux, an international Catholic news outlet.

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

House Dems Overwhelmingly Reject Motion to Condemn Illegal Immigrant Voting

Of course the Democrats would reject a motion to condemn illegal immigrant voting? Illegal immigrants represent their core constituency. Nearly every House Democrat on Friday opposed a measure condemning voting in U.S. elections by illegal immigrants, as part of a sweeping election reform bill.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

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

Italian women more likely to be victims of sexual harassment.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Migrant Who Attempted to Set Bus of Children on Fire Blames Salvini

The migrant who attempted to set a bus full of children on fire earlier this year has claimed that populist leader Matteo Salvini is to blame for his actions due to his closed-port policies.

Ousseynou Sy, who attempted to light a bus on fire containing 50 children in March to protest the deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean sea, claimed in court that he was not a terrorist and that Senator Salvini was responsible for deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean, il Giornale reports.

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

Open-Borders Boston: Blood on Their Hands

Here is a chilling case of sanctuary chickens coming home to roost.

Upon being convicted of armed robbery, kidnapping, home invasion and the brutal murders of two doctors on Tuesday, African criminal Bampumim Teixeira taunted the Massachusetts prosecutor who won the case and vowed to rape his wife. “You better hope I don’t get out of jail,” Teixeira threatened as he was dragged away in handcuffs by a quartet of court security officers. The killer appeared to greatly enjoy the media spectacle while striking fear into the hearts of innocents. He will be sentenced on Friday.

I am outraged on behalf of the victims’ families and pray for the prosecutor’s loved ones. But let’s be clear: This homicidal beast is a beneficiary of liberal Bay State policies that coddle foreign evildoers and give them cover to wreak havoc in our homeland. The architects of open-borders Boston have blood on their hands.

Teixeira was a repeat offender well-known to law enforcement and government officials before he sneaked into the South Boston condo of Richard Field and Lina Bolano in 2017, bound and gagged them, slit their throats and stabbed them to death. A homeless vagrant from Guinea-Bissau in West Africa, Teixeira had been convicted of two bank robberies and was released from prison just weeks before the massacre at Field and Bolano’s condo. This thieving bum’s lawyer secured a deal with the Suffolk County district attorney’s office to sentence him to 364 days for the second heist and downgraded the second felony crime to larceny.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Spain’s ‘Migrant Friendly’ Border Fences

Spanish authorities have begun removing razor wire, known as concertina wire, from border fences along Spain’s frontier with Morocco. The Socialist government ordered their removal after migrants who tried to jump the fences to enter Europe illegally suffered injuries after coming into contact with the wire.

Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska justified the removal by saying that Morocco had recently installed concertina wire on fences on its side of the border, and that therefore it was no longer necessary on the Spanish side.

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

Buttigieg Explains to 7-Year-Old Girl That Killing Unborn Babies With Abortion is OK

During a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Thursday, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg doubled down on his extreme pro-abortion views while answering a question from a 7-year-old girl who seemed to be opposed to the gruesome practice.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

German Bishops Pronounce Homosexuality ‘Normal’ And ‘Unchangeable’

The German Catholic bishops’ conference has issued a statement declaring homosexuality to be just as “normal” as heterosexuality while adding that adultery can no longer be considered a “serious sin.”

Both the homosexual and heterosexual orientation “belong to the normal forms of a sexual predisposition that cannot and should not be changed by any specific socialization,” the Dec. 5 communiqué stated.

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

Study: College Students Spend $10 Billion a Year on Mandatory Social Justice Courses

A new study claims that social justice general education at American universities costs students and their parents approximately $10 billion every year. The study was conducted to show the grip that the social justice ideology has on academia.

According to a report by The College Fix, a new study by David Randall of the National Association of Scholars suggests that America spends billions on social justice college courses.

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

Yale Professor: There is Zero Political Diversity in Faculty

Yale Professor David Gelernter told the institution’s newspaper last week there is very little political diversity amongst faculty members at the prestigious Ivy League university. According to Gelernter, increasing Yale’s political diversity would make it stand as the “one intellectually serious elite university in the country.”

According to a report by the Yale Daily News, a small cohort of right-leaning professors at Yale University is making a push to increase political diversity on campus.

Gelernter told the student newspaper last week that he suspects that political diversity amongst the faculty is approximately “zero percent.” Now, Gelernter is encouraging Yale to recruit right-wing scholars onto their faculty.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Yale Student ‘Art Project: ‘ Disrupt Classes, Accuse Professors of War Crimes

Students at Yale University are protesting professors who they accuse of being “war criminals” and “alt-right” enablers of the U.S. Constitution. The series of protests, which the students have given the title “Do You Trust Your Educator?” is supposedly part of one student’s capstone art project.

“Open your eyes, open your ears, you are being taught by those you should fear,” chanted the student protesters while standing outside of professor Emma Sky’s classroom, according to a report by the school’s independent student newspaper, Yale Daily News.

The report added that the protesters, led by art student Zulfiqar Mannan, allege that professor Sky is a “pawn” in “imperialism and technocracy.”

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

YouTube Bans ‘Malicious Insults and Veiled Threats’

YouTube will no longer allow videos that “maliciously insult someone” based on “protected attributes” such as race, gender identity or sexuality.

The video-sharing platform will also ban “implied threats of violence” as part of its new harassment policy.

A row erupted in June after a prominent video-maker said he had been the target of abuse by another YouTube star.

At the time, YouTube said its rules had not been broken. But it has now deleted many of the videos in question.

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

3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/11/2019

  1. People still watch tube? Why fraternize with the enemy? All of social media and the dullard whiny screeching mean girl/manbuns consider it their club and they don’t want anyone who thinks outside the hivemind.
    Free thinkers are dangerous to groupthink drones who think that they live in some utopia.
    People who aren’t awake by now never will be and the true believers exist in a bubble of delusion that cannot be penetrated by facts, science, history, or truth.

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