Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/6/2019

Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani (or Alshamrani), a Saudi military pilot training in the United States, opened fire with a handgun at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, killing three people and wounding eleven others before being shot dead by police. The gunman allegedly denounced the United States as “a nation of evil” before he started shooting. Law enforcement investigators are attempting to determine whether the incident was an act of terrorism.

In other news, climate protesters took to the streets in numerous U.S. cities today, including Washington D.C., blocking traffic and causing chaos.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Fed Printing Money, But Incentivizing Banks to Hold Cash
» Hungary: Industrial Output Up 6.1 Percent in October
» US Job Growth Roars Back in November, With 266,000 Added
 
USA
» 1.5 Per Cent of Rats in L.A. Now Carry Bubonic Plague
» Anti-White Biden Adviser Claims He Didn’t Call Voter “Fat”
» Banana Duct-Taped to a Wall “Art Installation” Sells for $120,000
» Bloomberg Unveils Extreme Gun Control Plan
» Climate Change Protesters Hold Rally in Loop
» Deja Vu: Pensacola Shooter Was Saudi National in U.S. For ‘Flight School’
» Democrats Are Pushing America Into Civil War
» Dozens Arrested After Climate Strike at State House
» Epstein Was a Mossad Agent Used to Blackmail American Politicians, Says Former Israeli Spy
» Florida Man Friday: All Aboard Hair Force One
» How to Avoid Civil War: Decentralization, Nullification, Secession
» Impeachment is Great for Trump: Approval Rating Rises to 52%
» Is it Time to Designate CAIR as a Terrorist Organization?
» Judge Hands Down 4 Years for Brawling With Antifa, Pedophile Rabbi Gets Only 1
» Nearly 50% of Republican Students Say They’ve Had a Prof Go on Anti-Trump Tangent
» New Ransomware Attacks Target Your Nas Devices, Backup Storage
» ‘Nothing Else Matters’: Climate Protesters Cause Traffic Headache in DC
» Owen Benjamin’s YouTube Channel Reportedly Getting Shut Down December 10th
» Pelosi Chooses Climate Change Over USMCA Jobs
» Pelosi: “Civilization Itself is at Stake” If Trump Wins Re-Election
» Pensacola Shooting: Gunman Was a Military Pilot From Saudi Arabia Training in the U.S., Officials Say
» Rep. Matt Gaetz: Pensacola Shooting Was an “Act of Terrorism”
» Six Saudis Are Arrested Over Pensacola Naval Base Shooting Including Three Who Filmed the Attack by Countryman Who Killed Three and Wounded Eight Before Being Shot Dead — as FBI Probes Terror Link
» VA Sheriff Says He’d ‘Deputize Thousands’ Of Citizens to Exclude Them From State Gun Bans
» Wake Forest Parade: North Carolina Towns Cancel Christmas Parades Over Threats to Protest Confederate Groups
» Watch: Climate Activists March to Shut Down D.C. Banks
 
Canada
» Al Quds Day Toronto Update: No Charges From Police, Despite Numerous Broken Laws on Film
» CBC Lost More Than Half Its Ad Revenues Over Five Years: Report
» More Charges Laid in Antifa Protest of Maxime Bernier/Dave Rubin Event
» Trump Jr. Trashes Trudeau on Twitter
» Trump Shares Facebook Post Making Fun of Trudeau and Canada’s Massive Job Loss
 
Europe and the EU
» Belgium: Robbery Victim Hospitalized After African Muggers Flee With 15-Euro Prize
» COP25: Thousands Gather for Change Climate Protests in Madrid
» Eurocrat Brands Brexit ‘One of the Most Spectacular Mistakes’ In History
» Ex-EU Chief Shares Photo of Himself Making Gun Gesture Behind Trump’s Back
» France’s Digital Services Tax is a Cautionary Tale for Canada
» France Strikes and Rioting ‘Will Carry on Until Christmas’ Protesters Say as Brit Holidaymakers Face Utter Chaos
» Germany: Antifa Radicals Threaten to Assassinate AfD Member of Parliament
» Germany: Merkel Coalition May Survive, Says New SPD Co-Leader
» League Wants to Exit Euro, Enemy of Italy — Gualtieri
» Macron’s France to Create National ‘Anti-Hate’ Office
» Polish Politician Tweets Photo of Finger Gun Pointed at Trump’s Back
» Soft Sentences for Youths Who Attempted to Burn French Police Alive
» Study: Conservative Students Feel Unable to Express Views at UK Universities
» Swedish Man Who Insulted Muslim for Threat to ‘Take Over Your Country’ Charged With Hate Crime
» The Truth is No Defense
» UK: Labour Would Give EU Nationals the Vote in Second Brexit Referendum
» UK: School Bans Kids From Sending Christmas Cards Over Climate
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Israeli Actor Makes Video Calling on All Jews to Return to Israel Because Europe is Doomed
 
Middle East
» Caroline Glick: Preserving the Peace With Jordan
» Turkish Authorities Accuse Formerly Detained Canadian of Possessing ISIS Propaganda
 
Russia
» Ukrainians Find Misuse of $5.3 Billion in US Aid During Obama Admin
 
South Asia
» Nepal Makes First Ever Arrest Over ‘Menstruation Huts’ After Woman Dies From Smoke Inhalation After Lighting Fire to Stay Warm While Exiled Due to Her Period
» Tourists to Blame for Water Shortage Across Bali That is Threatening the Lives of Almost 50 Million People
 
Far East
» Beijing Monitors, Blocks Canadian Messages Sent Through Chinese WeChat App
» Hong Kong’s Young Protesters Face Years in Prison as Courts Begin Batch-Processing Cases
» Man Decapitates a Woman and Eats Her Brain as a Topping on Rice Before Being Arrested in the Philippines
 
Australia — Pacific
» Another OneFour Member is Jailed as the ‘Tough Guy’ Rapper Breaks Down in Court and is Slammed by a Judge Over Savage Brawl Where Two Men Were Bashed With a Chair Leg and a Hammer
» ‘Well Done, Men. You Deserve to be Honoured’: Pauline Hanson Blasts Feminists for Claiming Men Are ‘Toxic’ In a Rousing Speech to a Near-Empty Senate
 
Immigration
» Belgium: African Migrants Who Seriously Injured Man in Brutal Attack Remain at Large
» Fake International Students Commit Fraud to Work Illegally in Canada: Immigration Experts
» France: Afghan Migrant Gets Just Two Years in Prison for Abusing Toddler
» Hungary: Gov’t Rejects Germany’s ‘Dangerous’ Migrant Quota Proposal
» Italy: African Migrants Charged With Drugging, Raping, And Murdering Teenage Girl Appear in Court
» Ninth Circuit Lifts Injunctions Blocking Trump Admin’s ‘Public Charge’ Rule for Immigrants
 
Culture Wars
» Church of Sweden Openly Celebrates Sinful Sodom & Gomorrah
» Diversity is Our Strength
» George Soros: A New Kind of Tyrant?
» Now Progressives Want to Censor Entire Languages
» The New Nihilists: Political Nihilism and the Progressive Movement in America
» Vatican Invests $1.1 Million in Steamy Elton John Biopic
» Video: Left-Winger Admits Demographics Are Destiny
» Why Your Sons Refuse to Read
 

Fed Printing Money, But Incentivizing Banks to Hold Cash

Newly-minted dollars never make it into broader economy.

[Comment: Fed is trying to crash the economy.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hungary: Industrial Output Up 6.1 Percent in October

Hungarian industrial output grew by an annual 6.1 percent in October, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said in a first reading of data on Friday.

Adjusted for the number of working days, industrial output was up 6.4 percent.

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

US Job Growth Roars Back in November, With 266,000 Added

U.S. hiring surged in November, as the economy added 266,000 jobs and unemployment returned to a half-century low, a sign the U.S. is powering through a global slowdown.

The payroll number easily topped the estimate of 180,000 from economists surveyed by Refinitiv, who also saw the unemployment rate holding steady from October’s 3.6 percent.

It marks the 110th month of straight gains.

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

1.5 Per Cent of Rats in L.A. Now Carry Bubonic Plague

Earlier this year, Dr. Drew Pinsky said the public health situation in America’s second largest city was in utter turmoil.

“We have a complete breakdown of the basic needs of civilization in Los Angeles right now,” said Pinsky.

1.5 per cent of rats in L.A. now carry bubonic plague. If that figure hits 2 per cent, the medieval disease will start jumping to humans.

In other words, if LA doesn’t sort out its trash problem and its homeless problem, the return of bubonic plague is virtually guaranteed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Anti-White Biden Adviser Claims He Didn’t Call Voter “Fat”

A senior Joe Biden adviser who once mocked “poor white people” after a Trump supporter was beaten up in 2016 asserts that Biden never called a voter “fat”.

During an event in New Hampton, Iowa yesterday, Biden lashed out at a voter who said he was too old and questioned Biden’s role in his son getting a gas company job in Ukraine.

“Look, fat, look, here’s the deal…” responded Biden.

However, according to Biden adviser Symone Sanders, the former Vice President never uttered the word “fat.”

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

Banana Duct-Taped to a Wall “Art Installation” Sells for $120,000

An “art installation” which consists of a banana duct-taped to a wall has sold for $120,000 at an art fair in Miami, Florida.

Organizers at the Art Basel Miami Beach exhibition said two editions of the ‘work’, created by “artist” Maurizio Cattelan each sold for $120,000 while the price of a third edition has been raised to $150,000.

The work is called ‘Comedian’ — presumably because Cattelan is laughing all the way to the bank.

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

Bloomberg Unveils Extreme Gun Control Plan

Every gun control proposal that has failed in the past is included

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has announced a radical anti-Second Amendment program, calling for outright bans and a requirement for every gun buyer to obtain a permit.

Appearing in Aurora, Colorado Thursday, the location of the 2012 movie theatre shooting, Bloomberg vowed to put an end to a “nationwide madness” where firearms are concerned.

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

Climate Change Protesters Hold Rally in Loop

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — The protesters marching through the Loop filled the sidewalk for a full city block. Not as huge a crowd as the earlier action by the Illinois Youth Climate Strike, but a student named Ella told a rally at federal plaza that protests matter.

She noted climate change is a major topic in the 2020 Presidential Race while it was only a side issue in 2016. A 13-year-old protester told the crowd she shouldn’t have to be there on a school day but is present because many adults are not taking action to save the earth and the life on it.

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

Deja Vu: Pensacola Shooter Was Saudi National in U.S. For ‘Flight School’

Four people are dead, including the assailant, after a shooting at a U.S. Navy base in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday. According to anonymous officials and Gov. Ron DeSantis, the suspect was a Saudi Arabian national in the U.S. for flight school.

That sounds familiar… Nineteen of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi Arabian nationals, and most came to the U.S. for flight training. Three hijacker-pilots, Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, and Ziad Jarrah flew to south Florida for fight training about a year before the horrific September 11, 2001 attacks.

Sean Davis, co-founder of the Federalist, noted the eerie similarity. “Just spitballing here, but maybe it’s time to take a closer look at Saudi nationals hanging out in Florida for ‘flight school.’ Kinda maybe figured we would’ve done that 18 years ago, but apparently not,” he tweeted.

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

Democrats Are Pushing America Into Civil War

When the enemy stands between those with blinding hatred in their hearts and the power they crave, there is nowhere else for them to go but to war.

There is just one problem with their strategy, Americans see what the Democrats have planned for them. Americans understand what is coming.

They are coming for those who will not acquiesce to the left’s plans for America. All that remains is how the people will react. Normal Americans have had enough — they are going to fight.

Trump can only do so much with the media and the Democrats in their entirety opposing him — so far, it’s miraculous how successful he has been against such odds. The left’s tactics have changed, as we’ve seen in the recent actions in Virginia. With the Democrats taking over the state government, the first legislation they have proposed for the next state legislative session is nothing more than gun confiscation.

Make no mistake, Virginia is a test. Unable to depose the president, they will proceed on a state-by-state basis to create the nation they long for. And disarming Americans is crucial for the Democrats as a first and necessary step, because an armed populace can say, “No!”

Will Virginians willingly give up their guns to the Democrats? Some might. After all, Virginia is proximate to D.C. and many will obey. Yet, many will not. Virginia will be the future, because the Democrats will brook no dissent. They will come heavy and hard and it won’t be long before there is gunfire, and someone is hurt or killed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dozens Arrested After Climate Strike at State House

BOSTON — State police said just over two dozen climate change protesters who refused to leave the Massachusetts State House on Friday evening were arrested and charged with trespassing.

Hundreds of protesters marched to the State House to stage a climate strike and sit-in at the governor’s office.

The march from Copley Square to the State House was led by young people and the group Sunrise Boston.

They are demanding state lawmakers take immediate action on a Green New Deal by committing to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2030.

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

Epstein Was a Mossad Agent Used to Blackmail American Politicians, Says Former Israeli Spy

Jeffrey Epstein was a Mossad asset who was used by Israeli intelligence to blackmail American politicians, according to a former Israeli spy.

Ari Ben-Menashe, a former Israeli spy and alleged “handler” of Robert Maxwell, told the authors of a new book, Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales, that Epstein ran a “complex intelligence operation” at the behest of Mossad.

Believing that Epstein planned to marry his daughter, Maxwell introduced him and Ghislaine Maxwell to Ben-Menashe’s Mossad circle.

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

Florida Man Friday: All Aboard Hair Force One

If you had feared that Thanksgiving had left Florida Man too full to leave the house, or that Black Friday had kept him too busy, or that putting up the holiday decorations had left him too exhausted, fear not! For Florida Man takes your Christmas season craziness and adds it to his own, never missing a beat.

So join me now, won’t you, on another thrilling…

Florida Man Friday!

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

How to Avoid Civil War: Decentralization, Nullification, Secession

So long as we insist the federal government can force one law, one culture, and one sort of politics on all of America, the US is headed down the road of civil war. Only decentralization and separation can partly defuse the situation

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Impeachment is Great for Trump: Approval Rating Rises to 52%

Thursday was a fantastic day for President Donald Trump. The reason? Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced Democrats will proceed with articles of impeachment against him. While that may normally be less than great for a president, in Trump’s case it’s absolutely delightful. In recent days, his approval rating among American voters has risen to 52%. And it’s all because of the impeachment sham.

Rasmussen Reports’ daily presidential tracking poll for Thursday shows that 52% of likely U.S. voters approve of the president’s job performance. Forty-seven percent, on the other hand, disapprove. That’s a three-point improvement compared to Wednesday.

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

Is it Time to Designate CAIR as a Terrorist Organization?

CAIR’s mission is “to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.” Yet, as detailed at length by the Center for Security Policy, since its founding in 1993, CAIR has presented itself publicly as a benign Muslim American “civil rights organization.” But from that time to this, the United States government has known that CAIR actually is an entity founded by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian franchise: Hamas, a group officially designated since 1994 as a terrorist organization.

Evidence of CAIR’s true character as a U.S.-based instrument for political warfare and fundraising for Hamas — and the federal government’s certain knowledge of the truth — did not come to light until the largest terrorism financing trial in the nation’s history: the 2007-2008 Holy Land Foundation prosecution. In the course of that trial, FBI Agent Laura Burns testified about the wiretap and surveillance transcripts of two planning sessions held in Philadelphia in October 1993 and leading up to the organizational meeting of CAIR. Specifically, she presented proof that CAIR’s mission was to assist “Sister Samah,” its founders’ hardly opaque code-name for Hamas, as the prospect of its terror designation loomed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Judge Hands Down 4 Years for Brawling With Antifa, Pedophile Rabbi Gets Only 1

Last month, two members of the New York chapter of the Proud Boys, Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman were sentenced for four years in prison related to a brawl last year near the Metropolitian Republican Club.

The men went to the venue to attend a comedy show by Gavin McInnes. When the event was over, masked anarchists ambushed them around a street corner, but the Proud Boys won the fight.

The NYPD did not arrest any of them on the night of the incident, as there were no victims or serious injuries. It was only after a social media campaign using footage from misleading angles taken by left-wing political activists Shay Horse (who is currently suing the police in Washington DC for arresting him during rallies at Trump’s inauguration) and Sandi Bachom that other activists in the media and New York political establishment ordered the police to act.

It’s hard to argue that men sneaking around in the shadows wearing baraclavas and refusing to talk to the police are “victims,” but the prosecutor Joshua Steinglass argued just that. In an almost unprecedented mockery of American justice, defendants Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman were not able to face their accusers as nobody was accusing them other than anonymous tweets from “NYC Antifa”, nor did the anarchist “victims” testify against them.

Jake Offenharz, a hard leftist being platformed by the Gothamist, was largely responsible for the narrative that led to Governor Andrew Cuomo ordering the draconian crackdown.

According to a lie concocted by Offenharz picked up by mainstream outlets, Hare was bragging about beating the “foreigners,” when audio clearly proves he said “four” (the number of antifa members they fought). This was compounded by claims that the scuffle was fueled by “homophobia” because some of the Proud Boys said “faggot” in the heat of the moment.

The Proud Boys were further dragged with claims that they are Nazis, skinheads, white supremacists and other labels. Even a cursory examination of writings and footage of the Proud Boys shows they are far more multiracial than the Democratic Socialists of America, have numerous Jews and homosexuals in their organization, and are by and large just a flag-waving Trump fan-club.

One of the men being imprisoned, Kinsman, is in an interracial relationship, while Hare is known among New York Proud Boys to be unusually hostile to “racist” speech.

But when they were before Judge Mark Dwyer, the facts were all irrelevant and their white skin was the only relevant factor in the case, with Dwyer rationalizing his extreme penalty by exclaiming: “I know enough about history to know what happened in Europe in the 30s,” and going on to suggest that hipster clown Gavin McInnes is Hitler.

The conservative movement has by and large been silent about this travesty, largely motivated by pressure from Zionist groups like the Anti-Defamation League or the lack of “respectability” of men in Fred Perrys filmed physically defending themselves and their liberty. With a few exceptions like Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter, it’s safe to say they have thrown the Proud Boys under the bus in this case…

He is referring to the case of Williamsburg Rabbi Baruch Leibovits, who pled guilty to 8 counts of sexually abusing a minor. Judge Dwyer sentenced Leibovits to a year with time served, which meant the Rabbi only did an additional three months for the repeated abuse of a child from 2004 to 2005.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Nearly 50% of Republican Students Say They’ve Had a Prof Go on Anti-Trump Tangent

Nearly 50 percent of professors have gone on a tangent criticizing President Donald Trump, according to the results of a recent online poll of right-of-center students commissioned by The College Fix.

The question asked 1,000 Republican and Republican-leaning students: “Have any of your professors gone on a tangent criticizing President Donald Trump, even if the class they teach is not related to politics/government?”

Forty-six percent of the students replied “yes, they have,” while 54 percent responded “no, they have not.”

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

New Ransomware Attacks Target Your Nas Devices, Backup Storage

Once deployed on a system, the malware will usually encrypt files or full drives, issue its victim with a ransom note, and demand payment in return for a way to decrypt and restore access to locked content.

There is no guarantee that paying up will result in decryption, but many will do so rather than lose their files — and in cases where crucial systems have been locked, such as at government bodies or healthcare providers, there is additional pressure to return to normal operations as quickly as possible.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Nothing Else Matters’: Climate Protesters Cause Traffic Headache in DC

As part of national and global demonstrations meant to call attention to climate change, protesters blocked traffic in D.C. early Friday morning at the height of rush hour.

“We’re going to be hopefully stopping some people from getting to work and inconveniencing them and getting people out of the rhythm of the normal workday,” protester Tess Goddard told WTOP.

“This might be an inconvenience … but the climate crisis is going to actually change our lives fundamentally. If we don’t solve the climate issue, literally nothing else matters.”

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

Owen Benjamin’s YouTube Channel Reportedly Getting Shut Down December 10th

Content creator Owen Benjamin recently put out a video indicating that an insider at YouTube told him that on December 10th, 2019 his account would be terminated in an apparent YouTube purge.

[Comment: Article dated December 3, 2019. YouTube has already terminated the account.]

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

Pelosi Chooses Climate Change Over USMCA Jobs

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has spent all of President Trump’s first term producing no legislation benefitting the American people while concentrating on impeachment, but who has no time to work on the U.S.-Mexico Danada Agreement (USMCA) on trade, led a Congressional delegation of Democrats on a trip to Spain where they can emit carbon dioxide bloviating about planetary climate doom. As Brietbart News reports:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pelosi: “Civilization Itself is at Stake” If Trump Wins Re-Election

Nancy Pelosi has ludicrously claimed that “civilization itself is at stake” if President Donald Trump wins re-election.

The Speaker of the House made the comments during a town hall on CNN last night.

“Civilization as we know it today is at stake in the next election, and certainly, our planet,” said Pelosi.

“The damage that this administration has done to America, America’s a great country. We can sustain. Two terms, I don’t know,” she added.

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

Pensacola Shooting: Gunman Was a Military Pilot From Saudi Arabia Training in the U.S., Officials Say

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A Saudi Arabian military pilot training in the United States opened fire with a handgun Friday morning at Naval Air Station Pensacola, killing three people and wounding several others before Florida sheriff’s deputies shot and killed him. It was the second deadly shooting at a U.S. naval base this week.

U.S. and Saudi officials on Friday evening identified the gunman as Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani, who was in training funded by Saudi Arabia, according to Pentagon spokesman Chris Garver. His training was scheduled to end in August 2020.

As FBI officials leading the investigation scrutinize potential social media accounts of the shooter, FBI spokeswoman Amanda Videll said the bureau has not established a motive and is trying to determine whether the shooting is a case of terrorism…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Rep. Matt Gaetz: Pensacola Shooting Was an “Act of Terrorism”

Rep. Matt Gaetz has confirmed that the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, carried out by Saudi national Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, was an “act of terrorism.”

According to authorities, the gunman killed three people and injured eleven others after opening fire this morning.

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

Six Saudis Are Arrested Over Pensacola Naval Base Shooting Including Three Who Filmed the Attack by Countryman Who Killed Three and Wounded Eight Before Being Shot Dead — as FBI Probes Terror Link

The Air Force trainee who killed three and injured eight when he opened fire at a naval base in Florida assailed the United States as ‘a nation of evil’ before he went on his shooting rampage, AFP reports.

The man, first identified by NBC News as Saudi national Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, opened fire inside a classroom at Naval Air Station in Pensacola early Friday morning. Police quickly responded to the scene and he was shot dead.

US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation, said the suspect was a second lieutenant attending the aviation school at the base.

Meanwhile six other Saudi nationals were arrested near the base shortly after the attack, as investigators began to probe a terror link.

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

VA Sheriff Says He’d ‘Deputize Thousands’ Of Citizens to Exclude Them From State Gun Bans

Sheriff Scott Jenkins of Culpeper County, Va. proposed a way to exempt citizens from newly proposed Virginia gun laws that might otherwise bar them from owning certain firearms.

In a Wednesday Facebook post, Jenkins warned that some of the gun laws proposed in the Virginia General Assembly would “disarm or handicap our law-abiding in their defense,” and in turn suggested he would confer the label of deputy on thousands of law-abiding citizens to include them in law enforcement carve-outs included in new gun legislation.

“I remain very optimistic that our General Assembly will not pass the proposed bills. Obviously, if passed, there are many of us willing to challenge these laws through the courts,” Jenkins said. “In addition, if necessary, I plan to properly screen and deputize thousands of our law-abiding citizens to protect their constitutional right to own firearms.”

[Comment: Excellent idea! Styxhexenhammer also has another idea to support gun rights: jury nullification.]

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

Wake Forest Parade: North Carolina Towns Cancel Christmas Parades Over Threats to Protest Confederate Groups

A town has canceled its annual Christmas parade over fears that protesters and supporters of its inclusion of Confederate groups would clash. After more than 70 years, the town of Wake Forest, North Carolina will not have a parade at all this holiday season.

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

Watch: Climate Activists March to Shut Down D.C. Banks

Left-wing activists plan to use Friday in Washington, DC, to march and “shut down business-as-usual” for the banks and financial institutions they say profit from “the climate crisis and immigrant detention.”

This is the fourth time this year a group of hard-left D.C. protesters has planned to cause gridlock during the morning commute to draw attention to its climate cause.

Organizers claim banks underwrite the fossil fuel industry “that caused the climate crisis,” and add “Black Rock, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase are now profiting off of climate chaos by investing in the companies that are contracting with ICE to finance border wall construction and run for-profit prisons and detention centers.”

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

Al Quds Day Toronto Update: No Charges From Police, Despite Numerous Broken Laws on Film

Nothing to see here, folks: After a five-month investigation, Toronto Police have decided not to lay any charges against those responsible for staging the anti-Israel annual protest known as Al Quds — even though numerous laws may have indeed been broken. (And yes, we have the video evidence.)

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

CBC Lost More Than Half Its Ad Revenues Over Five Years: Report

The CBC has continually seen its audiences and ad revenues retract over the past five years, according to Ottawa news outlet Blacklock’s Reporter.

The public broadcaster’s shrinking audience and relevancy has led to ad revenues dropping 53 percent from 2014 to that of 2019.

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

More Charges Laid in Antifa Protest of Maxime Bernier/Dave Rubin Event

More charges have been laid in connection with an antifa-related protest at Mohawk College in September. Hamilton police are still looking to identify some additional suspects.

Alaa Al Soufi, 27, was the latest to be arrested on Nov. 19 and has four charges pending including assault, theft under $5000, intimidation, and disguise with intent.

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

Trump Jr. Trashes Trudeau on Twitter

Donald Trump Jr. trashed Canadian PM Justin Trudeau via Twitter on Friday, citing job growth in America in comparison to job losses in Canada.

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

Trump Shares Facebook Post Making Fun of Trudeau and Canada’s Massive Job Loss

US President Donald Trump’s official Facebook page shared a post commending him for the American job numbers for November, while calling out Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the abysmal job numbers in Canada, the worst since the 2008 financial crisis.

“Let’s see. President Trump is fighting for America and our economy [sic] just ADDED 266,000 jobs,” starts the post from a Trump supporter shared by the POTUS on Facebook.

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

Belgium: Robbery Victim Hospitalized After African Muggers Flee With 15-Euro Prize

Man chased, beaten in broad daylight in town center.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

COP25: Thousands Gather for Change Climate Protests in Madrid

Thousands of demonstrators are gathering in Madrid as the Spanish city hosts climate negotiations by the UN.

They are calling for more ambitious climate change policy.

The rally was joined by speakers including actor Javier Bardem and activist Greta Thunberg. A concert was also held near to Nuevos Ministerios, a government complex in the city centre.

Organisers say around 500,000 people are taking part in the demonstrations. Officials have not given a figure.

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

Eurocrat Brands Brexit ‘One of the Most Spectacular Mistakes’ In History

Former President of the European Council Donald Tusk has said that Brexit is “one of the most spectacular mistakes” in history and that it would be better for the United Kingdom and the European Union if Brexit did not happen.

In an interview with The Guardian, the former EU president brushed off concerns from other European diplomats that a second referendum resulting in a vote to Remain would cause division in the United Kingdom, leading to animosity towards the EU and in turn resulting in Britain vetoing Brussels’ efforts for further integration.

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

Ex-EU Chief Shares Photo of Himself Making Gun Gesture Behind Trump’s Back

Former President of the European Council Donald Tusk has shared a picture of himself making a gun gesture behind U.S. President Donald Trump’s back, and slammed Brexit in his first post-presidency interview.

The 62-year-old, who abandoned his post as Prime Minister of Poland in 2014 — just weeks before his party was turfed out of office in national elections — in order to take up his much better paid former role with the European Union, tweeted that “Despite seasonal turbulence our transatlantic friendship must last”, apparently in reference to the NATO summit in London.

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France’s Digital Services Tax is a Cautionary Tale for Canada

While there’s much to admire about France — including its food, culture and language — one area in which Canadian policy-makers would do well to steer clear of French inspiration is tax policy.

This is the country, after all, that famously had to abandon its 75 percent “supertax” on the rich after wealthy residents (predictably) began to flee the country, and that, to this day, still features the highest taxes of any wealthy nation.

Unfortunately, another French taxation policy seems to be catching on in Canada: a 3 percent digital services tax (DST) to be imposed on foreign tech companies.

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France Strikes and Rioting ‘Will Carry on Until Christmas’ Protesters Say as Brit Holidaymakers Face Utter Chaos

BRITISH holidaymakers in France faced major travel chaos today as the nationwide disruption entered its second day and is set to carry on “until Christmas”.

Those planning a winter break to the French capital were warned to expect severe disruption that could leave them stranded.

Ninety per cent of trains will be cancelled, with Eurostar services from London to Paris among those severely hit.

Some 20 per cent of flights going to France have also been halted, and traffic jams of some 300 miles long were reported in the Paris region on Friday morning.

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Germany: Antifa Radicals Threaten to Assassinate AfD Member of Parliament

So much for the tolerant left.

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Germany: Merkel Coalition May Survive, Says New SPD Co-Leader

The new incoming co-leader of the of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), Saskia Esken, said on Friday that she was sceptical about the future of their ruling coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, Reuters writes. “I was and I am sceptical about the future of this grand coalition. But with this resolution, we give the coalition a realistic chance of continuing — not more, not less,” she told SPD delegates.

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League Wants to Exit Euro, Enemy of Italy — Gualtieri

If we did as Borghi says Italians would lose money says econ min

(ANSA) — Rome, December 5 — The rightist nationalist opposition League party of Matteo Salvini wants to leave the euro and is therefore an enemy of Italy, Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri said Thursday.

“It’s well known that (House Budget Committee Chair Claudio) Borghi and the League are for exiting the euro and therefore they confirm themselves as enemies of Italy’s interests, and of safeguarding savings,” he said.

“If we were to do to do what Borghi says the Italians would lose a lot of money, the value of their wages and their pensions would be drastically reduced, and therefore Italy would be a much poorer country, it is a failed recipe which luckily does not meet with Italians’ favour”.

Gualtieri was speaking to journalists at the end of an ECOFIN meeting in Brussels.

Borghi, who has recently toned down his formerly strongly euroskeptic views, shot back that Gualtieri was allegedly staging bogus “attacks” on the League in order to “camouflage” the “umpteenth OK for the European Stability Mechanism (reform), against the mandate of parliament”.

Borghi said “for the thousandth time I recall the League’s official position (against leaving the euro)”.

League leader Salvini retorted to Gualtieri that the League did not want to leave the euro and was nos focusing on stopping what it calls a damaging reform of the European Stability Mechanism which will allegedly expose Italian savers to risk.

“No exit from the euro or from Europe, the League only wants to stop a government that is putting at risk the democracy, the sovereignty and the savings of Italians,” Salvini tweeted.

“On Saturday and Sunday we will be in more than 1,000 Italian piazzas to inform and collect signatures: #stopESM”

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Macron’s France to Create National ‘Anti-Hate’ Office

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has announced the formation of a National Anti-Hate Office.

The announcement of the new office, which will be part of the paramilitary gendarmes, comes after 107 graves were desecrated at the Jewish cemetery in Westhoffen this week, with swastikas were painted on many of the gravestones, Le Figaro reports.

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Polish Politician Tweets Photo of Finger Gun Pointed at Trump’s Back

EU globalist posts veiled death threat against US President.

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Soft Sentences for Youths Who Attempted to Burn French Police Alive

A group of youths aged between 19 and 24 were handed sentences between 10 and 20 years for attempting to burn two police officers alive in their patrol vehicle in 2016.

Thirteen youths appeared at the Assize Court of Essonne, with eight of them sentenced to between 10 and 20 years for attempted murder and five others acquitted, broadcaster Franceinfo reports.

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Study: Conservative Students Feel Unable to Express Views at UK Universities

A study has found that a majority of conservative students feel unable to express their political opinions at university.

Researchers at King’s College London’s Policy Institute asked 2,000 students their thoughts on free speech on campus. Fifty-nine per cent of Conservative-voting young Britons said they were reluctant to express their views at university.

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Swedish Man Who Insulted Muslim for Threat to ‘Take Over Your Country’ Charged With Hate Crime

A 53-year-old Swede who insulted a Muslim man for posting a video threat to “take over your f***ing country” was hit with hate crime charges.

This is Sweden. Of course he was.

“We Arabs are here to take over your f***ing country so go down on your f***ing knees and suck my cock your Swedish little whore,” said the Arab man in an angry rant posted to Facebook.

The 53-year-old Swedish man responded on a Facebook group called ‘Political Facts’ with some strong words of his own.

“Disgusting arab crabs disappear from here,” he wrote.

The man was reported to police and called in for an interrogation at Kristianstad where he was asked about his views on immigration.

He was subsequently sentenced by Kristianstad’s district court for hate speech against a protected group and forced to pay SEK 22,200 (roughly $2,300 US dollars).

The court argued that the man’s comments were aimed at Arabs and not just at the individual.

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The Truth is No Defense

An interview with extraordinary freedom fighter Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff.

As the totalitarian left advances ever more successfully toward amending or abolishing freedom of speech, it is crucial to keep in mind that hand-in-hand with curtailing the speech of those who hold “incorrect” opinions comes the enforcement of Islamic blasphemy laws, the ulterior motive of which is to shield Islam from any criticism whatsoever. This has been the longstanding goal of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the world’s largest Muslim collective, which has worked closely with leftist allies such as Hillary Clinton to promote and implement such censorship. This already has been largely embraced among the multiculturalist elites in Europe; think, for example, of today’s England, where jihadist stabbings are rampant but complaining about them in a tweet will earn you a visit and stern lecture from the police, if not actual arrest.

To grasp just how unacceptable it is to speak the truth about Islam in a multiculturalist society, read Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff’s jaw-dropping account of her legal ordeal in Austria, titled The Truth is No Defense, recently published by New English Review Press. Ms. Sabaditsch-Wolff is an Austrian human rights and anti-sharia activist who, as the daughter of a diplomat and then later as an ambassador’s assistant, had extensive experience living and working in Muslim countries (she was even held hostage during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait). She came to the unfortunate conclusion that sharia and Western values aren’t compatible.

In 2009 she found herself charged with “hate speech” in Austria over factual statements she made during a seminar she gave on Islam. Thus began a Kafkaesque legal odyssey resulting in her conviction for “denigrating the teachings of a legally recognized religion” — i.e. Islam, of course, because can anyone imagine that someone would ever be convicted of denigrating Christianity? Ms. Sabaditsch-Wolff subsequently took her appeal before the European Court for Human Rights, but Europe tragically has no First Amendment and therefore, “the truth is no defense” when it comes to critiquing Islam. “This is what totalitarianism looks like,” the Freedom Center’s own Robert Spencer has said of her miscarriage of justice (Spencer is one of more than half a dozen notable experts who present insightful analyses of her case at the book’s conclusion)…

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UK: Labour Would Give EU Nationals the Vote in Second Brexit Referendum

A Labour shadow minister has confirmed that a Labour government would radically tear up the rules of British democracy by giving EU citizens living in the United Kingdom a vote in a second Brexit referendum, saying the decision was not just down to people “born here”.

Speaking to Mishal Husain on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Friday, Labour’s shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey confirmed that her party was committed to extending the voting franchise to non-British citizens. She said: “I think it’s right that people who work here from the European Union, who have lived here for a lot of their lives, their children go to our schools [should have the vote].”

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UK: School Bans Kids From Sending Christmas Cards Over Climate

A primary school headteacher has been branded a “grinch” after banning pupils from sending Christmas cards.

Jonathan Mason, head of Belton Lane Primary School in Grantham, Lincolnshire, said the tradition was bad for the environment.

However, parents said the move is not in the Christmas spirit and accused Mr. Mason of “rank hypocrisy” after he reportedly announced the ban in a letter to all parents.

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Israeli Actor Makes Video Calling on All Jews to Return to Israel Because Europe is Doomed

Israeli Actor Harel Noff has produced a video warning diaspora Jews that Europe is ‘doomed’ and that they should emigrate to Israel “before it is too late”:

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Caroline Glick: Preserving the Peace With Jordan

Tuesday Israel’s Channel 13 reported that President Donald Trump’s Deputy National Security Advisor Victoria Coates held a meeting at the White House last week with the ambassadors of Oman, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco. She reportedly asked the emissaries to check whether their governments are willing to consider signing non-aggression pacts with Israel.

The story, which the White House did not deny indicates the Trump administration has embraced an Israeli initiative, raised publicly last month by Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz. The idea is that through the non-aggression pacts, which are less than peace treaties, Israel and its Arab neighbors will be able to sidestep the issue of formal relations, replete with embassy opening ceremonies, and simply engage in open relations, for the benefit of all sides.

This has been the central goal of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s diplomatic strategy. For decades, foreign policy practitioners and activitists in the U.S., Europe and the Israeli left have insisted that peace between Israel and the larger Arab world is impossible so long as Israel has not concluded a peace treaty with the PLO. This view gives the PLO the power to dictate if, when and under what conditions Arab nations will be “allowed” to have normal relations with the Jewish state.

Netanyahu’s goal has long been to rescind the PLO’s veto. By working behind the scenes to build constructive, stable ties with the states of the region predicated on mutual interests, Netanyahu has made great strides in achieving this goal. The very fact that Coates reportedly held the meeting with the Arab ambassadors in the White House is testament to the success of his efforts.

The dimensions of Netanyahu’s achievement are clear when you compare Israel’s constructive, mutually beneficial ties with states with which it lacks formal peace treaties to Israel’s ties with Jordan…

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Turkish Authorities Accuse Formerly Detained Canadian of Possessing ISIS Propaganda

A Canadian man who was detained by Turkish police in July, is believed to have been carrying a phone containing ISIS propaganda at the time of his arrest, according to the CBC. Ikar Mao was arrested close to the Syrian border in the summer of 2019. He was travelling with his wife at the time.

The phone had been sent ISIS related videos using the encrypted messaging app, Telegram. The man claimed that the videos were downloaded without his knowledge or intent.

In October, the couple were able to make their way back to Canada after being acquitted.

The man denied joining ISIS and claimed that the couple was not planning on going to Syria.

The FBI was not convinced by the couples claims. According to the CBC, terrorism expert Evan Kohlmann said, “It’s a huge red flag.”

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Ukrainians Find Misuse of $5.3 Billion in US Aid During Obama Admin

Oh gosh. This wasn’t supposed to happen. This was supposed to be Pelosi’s week to shine!

On Thursday Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Democrats will move ahead on impeachment of President Trump for not giving away US taxpayer dollars quick enough to one of the world’s most corrupt nations. Democrats believe this is grounds for impeachment. Hmm.

Earlier this week Rudy Giuliani met with Ukrainian officials to discuss the misuse of US funds in Ukraine and the creation of a group to fight corruption in the country.

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Nepal Makes First Ever Arrest Over ‘Menstruation Huts’ After Woman Dies From Smoke Inhalation After Lighting Fire to Stay Warm While Exiled Due to Her Period

Parbati Buda Rawat, 21, was found dead from smoke inhalation in a tiny ‘menstruation hut’ outside her family home in Nepal on Sunday, and her brother-in-law has since been arrested.

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Tourists to Blame for Water Shortage Across Bali That is Threatening the Lives of Almost 50 Million People

Bali is running out of freshwater, where more than 60 per cent of the island’s 400 rivers have run dry on the holiday island.

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Beijing Monitors, Blocks Canadian Messages Sent Through Chinese WeChat App

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, we covered the Chinese spying and censorship already taking place in Canada, including the blocking of messages sent by Canadian democracy activist Jack Jia.

Jia posts articles published in his Chinese News on WeChat, an extremely popular chat app used by Chinese all over the world. Recently, he found that his messages were being read, monitored and restricted.

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Hong Kong’s Young Protesters Face Years in Prison as Courts Begin Batch-Processing Cases

‘Jimmy’ is not sleeping so well these days. At night the 15-year-old boy’s mind dwells on the 30 hours he spent in police detention after being arrested during a Hong Kong protest in October.

“When I sleep at night what happened to me comes back to me. I have nightmares,” Jimmy, as we’ve agreed to call him, said.

Jimmy is currently on bail and is unsure if he will be charged with unlawful assembly and contravening the mask law when he is next summoned.

The maximum penalty for unlawful assembly in Hong Kong is three to five years in jail, while wearing a mask is punishable by up to a year in prison.

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Man Decapitates a Woman and Eats Her Brain as a Topping on Rice Before Being Arrested in the Philippines

Lloyd Bagtong, 21, was arrested Thursday on Mindanao island, Philippines, accused of decapitating a woman and eating her brain because she spoke to him in English.

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Another OneFour Member is Jailed as the ‘Tough Guy’ Rapper Breaks Down in Court and is Slammed by a Judge Over Savage Brawl Where Two Men Were Bashed With a Chair Leg and a Hammer

A ‘OneFour’ rapper has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after ‘instigating’ a shocking brawl where a man was bashed with a hammer and a chair leg.

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‘Well Done, Men. You Deserve to be Honoured’: Pauline Hanson Blasts Feminists for Claiming Men Are ‘Toxic’ In a Rousing Speech to a Near-Empty Senate

Pauline Hanson has praised men and criticised feminists in a speech to near-empty senate in Canberra on Thursday.

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Belgium: African Migrants Who Seriously Injured Man in Brutal Attack Remain at Large

Three African migrants who sent a 42-year-old man to the hospital because he refused to hand over his cell phone and wallet continue to evade justice.

The victim was walking to his bank to withdraw money at around 5:30pm on Friday, April 19th when he realized he was being pursued by a group of three African men. He was somewhere between Grote Markt and Vismarkt in the city of Lier when he was attacked, SCEPTR reports.

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Fake International Students Commit Fraud to Work Illegally in Canada: Immigration Experts

Nearly one-third of international students were believed to not be enrolled in a Canadian school in 2015, according to a recent report from Statistics Canada, and an immigration expert says it’s an elaborate scheme to bring in cheap, illegal workers.

Richard Boraks, an immigration lawyer for Worker Canada, said that these student visa holders are abusing the system.

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France: Afghan Migrant Gets Just Two Years in Prison for Abusing Toddler

Afghan migrant Ayub Miakhel has been found guilty of sexually abusing a five-year-old girl in the French commune of Avranches but was sentenced to just two years in prison.

The 27-year-old had initially denied the sexual assault, which took place during the night of April 28th, 2018, but the evidence presented to the Coutances correctional court confirmed the prosecution’s accusations of sexual assault and a judge found him guilty of the charge, La Manche Libre reports.

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Hungary: Gov’t Rejects Germany’s ‘Dangerous’ Migrant Quota Proposal

The government continues to reject the mandatory quota system for the resettlement of migrants, and will do its utmost to protect the Hungarian border fence and the security of the Hungarian people, government spokesman Istvan Hollik said on Friday.

The past week has shown that migrants continue to flow en masse to Europe both at sea and on the mainland, increasing migration pressure on the continent, especially along the Balkan route, he told a press conference.

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Italy: African Migrants Charged With Drugging, Raping, And Murdering Teenage Girl Appear in Court

A group of four African migrants appeared in court for the first time this week, facing charges of voluntary homicide, aggravated sexual violence, and distributing illegal drugs to a minor.

The trial begins a little more than a year after 16-year-old Desirée Mariottini was discovered dead in an abandoned building in Rome’s San Lorenzo district.

The four defendants, Alinno Chima and Mamadou Gara, Yusef Salia, and Brian Minteh are said to have drugged, gang-raped, left Mariottini to die alone in a drug den in a case that sent shockwaves across the nation, Il Giornale reports.

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Ninth Circuit Lifts Injunctions Blocking Trump Admin’s ‘Public Charge’ Rule for Immigrants

A federal appeals court on Thursday lifted several injunctions that were blocking the Trump administration’s rule restricting immigration eligibility for individuals deemed likely to become public charges.

“Public charge” denotes immigrants who are likely to require government assistance, such as food stamps or Medicaid. The Trump administration had moved to restrict the number of new immigrants who would require such assistance, but several courts blocked the rule in October before it could take effect.

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Church of Sweden Openly Celebrates Sinful Sodom & Gomorrah

A church in Malmo, Sweden has a new altarpiece meant to celebrate gender ‘inclusivity’ by replacing Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden with sodomite couples in suggestive poses, while depicting the serpent tempting them as a transgender woman:

The controversial work of art is not new. Photographer and artist Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin painted it in 2012 and tried to donate it to the Skara Cathedral just before the church was preparing to conduct the first same-sex wedding in its 1,000-year history.

The openly lesbian artist, who has a history of blending religious imagery with pro-minority activism, said at the time that she wanted to test if the Church of Sweden was as gay-friendly as it claimed to be when it embraced same-sex marriage in 2009. The Skara Cathedral politely declined the gift, saying it was about political activism and not faith.

But over seven years have passed, and now Wallin has got her way, even if it isn’t in her home city. St. Paul’s Church in Malmo accepted the painting called “Paradise” as its new altarpiece and unveiled it on Sunday, the first day of Advent. Helena Myrstener, the pastor, said that “history was written” in the hanging of the “LGBT altarpiece” as she tweeted a photo of the painting.

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Diversity is Our Strength

Diversity is a strength. It must be true. They tell us all the time.

Except political leaders who preach it reside in the least diverse areas possible.

Our leaders are for diversity, just not where they live.

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George Soros: A New Kind of Tyrant?

How is it that George Soros has been able to carry out his subversive programs without scrutiny?

Soros has spilled bucketloads of words proclaiming he is “amoral,” “self-interested,” and that “normal rules do not apply” to him. “I am unnatural. I am a sort of deux ex machina. I’m very comfortable with my public persona, because it is the one I have created myself.” And this from the man who controls politicians and bureaucrats like a boss giving dictation to his secretary. This is the man who has perfected the subversion of governments, who has robbed failing states, and lavishly endowed every organization and movement destructive of traditional Western society, from abolishing the Electoral College to abolishing life itself if it is in utero, drug-addicted, or senile. His ambition is without borders — “The Soviet Empire is now the Soros Empire.” “I’m the Pope’s boss now.” And so on, ad nauseum. Yet, like other tyrants, he is untouchable. Those he has made richer and more powerful protect him.

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Now Progressives Want to Censor Entire Languages

Our progressive culture is so obsessed with gender that we must eliminate it altogether. In Argentina, “teenagers are rewriting the rules of the language to eliminate gender. In classrooms and daily conversations, young people are changing the way they speak and write—replacing the masculine “o” or the feminine “a” with the gender-neutral “e” in certain words—in order to change what they see as a deeply gendered culture.”

As always, social justice satirist Titania McGrath perfectly captured the spirit of this bold new progressive initiative: “We must force foreigners to speak English in order to put an end to this oppression.” Indeed. Why would we want to make other languages more like English? Isn’t that, like, colonialist or something?

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The New Nihilists: Political Nihilism and the Progressive Movement in America

To the philosopher, nihilism means that nothing in the universe matters or has any significance. Political nihilism takes the philosopher’s theorem and applies it to existing social and political institutions, thereby clearing the way for their replacement. Surprisingly, Obama openly embraced political nihilism during an October 31, 2008 speech at the University of Missouri, when he abandoned his message of “hope and change you can believe in” and declared, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

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Vatican Invests $1.1 Million in Steamy Elton John Biopic

ROME — The Vatican invested upwards of a million dollars to finance the Rocketman film, a biopic of singer-songwriter Elton John with a graphic scene of gay sex.

The Italian daily Corriere della Sera revealed this week that the Vatican’s Secretariat of State invested last February in Lapo Elkann’s eyewear and “lifestyle products” company as well as the Elton John film, using money donated by the Catholic faithful through worldwide “Peter’s Pence” collections.

According to The Times, Rocketman features a liaison between actor Taron Egerton, who plays Elton John, and Richard Madden, who appears as John Reid, his former manager, deemed “the most explicit gay love scene since Brokeback Mountain in 2005.”

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Video: Left-Winger Admits Demographics Are Destiny

Despite the mainstream media insisting that anyone who talks about demographics as it pertains to voting is a ‘white supremacist’, a video shows a left-wing operative admitting that indeed demographics is destiny.

The remarks were made at a recent Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

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Why Your Sons Refuse to Read

One major reason for male failure is the effete dreck boys are assigned to read in schools.

Last year, in the best performing public high school in Kansas, 45 percent of the school’s tenth graders tested not proficient in the English Language Arts. In the worst performing school, an incredible 97 percent of the tenth graders tested not proficient. In the average suburban high school, inevitably considered “excellent” by town boosters, 60 to 80 percent of the students failed to reach the low bar of proficiency in language arts.

The KSDE does not break the scores out by gender, but if it did, the boys would be the ones pulling the numbers down. They pull the language numbers down wherever tested.

High school failures lead to underperformance in college. In 2018, for instance, females earned nearly 59 percent of all the academic degrees awarded in the United States. The Department of Education expects the trend to continue. By 2027 women are projected earn 151 college degrees for every 100 degrees earned by men.

One major reason for male failure is the effete dreck boys are assigned to read in schools. A recommended high school reading list from the library in Montgomery County, Maryland, an affluent Washington suburb, speaks to the problem everywhere. Some samples:

In Will Grayson, Will Grayson, two teens with the same name, one gay and one straight, accidentally meet. Hilarity ensues.

In The Wee Free Men. A young witch meets up with six-inch-high blue men and the Queen of Fairyland. The author, a self-described British “humanist,” is an associate of the “National Secular Society,” an organization “explicitly created for those who reject the supernatural.”

Struts & Frets is the first book by Jon Skovron. His second book, Misfit, is described by Kirkus as “a diabolically delightful paranormal about a teen girl discovering her inner strength and power — and her potential for darkness.”

Nine of the twelve books on the Montgomery County list were written by women. Eight of them have female protagonists. None of the three books written by male authors offers boys anything like guidance on how to become men, and all three serve up something to offend any kid who takes his faith seriously. It is no wonder that girls today are an incredible ten times more likely to read a book on their own than boys.

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14 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/6/2019

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abushiri_ibn_Salim_al-Harthi

    Interesting to see Germany’s colonialism encountered Islamic barbarism just like France and Britain’s colonialism did. The “Maji Maji” war that occured not long after the Arab revolt against German colonial rule was also stirred up largely by Muslim clerics. In fact looking at all the colonial wars that occured in the colonies, outside of the Herero war and a single tribal conflict in Togo, it was the two million muslim subjects of the German Empire that were at the root of them.

    None of these countries should have an excuse for their naive views on Muslims and Muslim immigration, even with multiculti brainwashing, they’ve seen it and fought it before, they should know better.

    I guess the Swedes have an excuse tho, since they only came into contact with Islam a generation ago, but even then it revealed its true face long ago.

    • Copy that. Why? Why let a (any) saudi in, and let the scrod have a side arm?
      B-b-but…Sowdi Aroobia is us frens, right?
      No muslim, of any age, should be permitted in our lands.
      A muslim is a follower of a supremacist, totalitarian, theocratic political dogma who practices it’s faith through the emulation of the exemplar of the prophet Muhammad; a fat, white dwarf of a ‘man’ who was a common thief, liar, murderer, rapist, slaver, pederast.
      ‘Tis all very simple.

      Islam. Just say NO.

      • USA is the biggest ally of KSA. So they do partnership training, because the saudi militia need to learn how to use the weapons they are buying. Huge contrcacts of billion dollars will end the western world in a ruined waste land. The devil is behind these contracts, the money that the few are doing are doomed with blood. But it will not stop here, this is not even the first time something like this happen.

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