Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/7/2019

A gunman opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in Baghdad, killing 25 people and wounding at least 130 more. Terrified people fled into mosques to escape the gunfire after electricity to the area was cut off.

In other news, protesters dressed as bees invaded the Brexit Party office of a constituency in the UK.

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

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USA
» $120K Duct Taped Banana Ripped Off, Eaten by Performance Artist … Can GE Do That?
» AOC Busted for Taking ‘Victory Lap’ Over Amazon NYC Jobs News After People Read the Fine Print
» Dems Panic After the Republican Chairmen of Three Senate Committees Request the ‘Transcribed Staff-Led Interviews’ of Alexandra Chalupa
» FBI Hunt for Missing Saudi Servicemen as it’s Revealed Pensacola Naval Base Killer Hosted Dinner Party to Watch Mass Shooting Videos and Visited New York to See Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lights Turned on Just Two Days Before
» Female Kentucky Judge Accused of Having Threesomes With Co-Workers in Her Office — Serves Drinks (Video)
» Following Legalized Campus Carry, Universities Report No Increase in Violence on Their Campuses
» Hillary Clinton: Trump Incited Mass Shootings at Synagogues, Churches and Walmart…
» Military Base Shooter Assailed US as ‘Nation of Evil’
» Newly-Elected Muslim Democrat State Lawmaker Charged With Stealing More Than $500,000, Will Resign — Faces Jail Time
» Pope Francis Compares US President Trump to King Herod Who Slaughtered Baby Boys During the Time of Christ
» President Trump Could Stall or End the Entire Impeachment Hoax by Taking the Unconstitutional Sham to the Courts
» Prof Turley Threatened, Harassed for Impeachment Testimony
» Sen. Rick Scott Demands Answers From Florida Universities on Chinese Influence
» Suspected Shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola Was Saudi Air Force Member
» The Sheriff of a County in Virginia Says He’s Ready to Deputize Thousands of Citizens if the State Legislature Passes Laws Restricting the Second Amendment.
 
Europe and the EU
» 82 Per Cent of Britons Back Scrapping Early Release After Terror Attack
» Christian Statue Stolen From Swedish Church, Cut Into Pieces
» France: Headstones at Jewish Cemetery Defaced With Swastikas
» France: Former Anti-Terror Judge Warns of Danger From Jihadis Set for Prison Release
» German Farmers Set Bonfires Across the Country in Protest at Being ‘Ignored’ In Climate Drive
» Greta Thunberg ‘Ignored’ By World Leaders at Climate Summit, Admits Protesters Have Achieved ‘Nothing’
» Italy: First Gene Therapy Against Haemophilia in Milan
» Jihad and Criminality: Inseparable Bedfellows
» Spain: Blindfolded Extinction Rebellion Demonstrators Protest at UN Climate Conference
» Turmoil Continues in France as Nationwide Strike Extends Through Weekend
» UK: Climate Change Protesters Dressed as Bees Invade Brexit Party Office
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» House Approves Two-State Resolution in Implicit Rebuke of Trump
 
Middle East
» Great News! Trump Gets Another American Freed Who Was Being Held in Iran
» Officials Confirm 25 Dead, 130 Wounded After Gunman Targets Iraqi Protests
» Six Saudis Arrested for Questioning After Pensacola Shooting — Three Were Filming Attack
 
Far East
» Chinese Game ‘Everyone Hit the Traitors’ Lets Players Attack Hong Kong Protesters
» Pro-China Protesters in Hong Kong Denounce Anti-Government ‘Rioters’
 
Latin America
» Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to Participants at the Meeting Promoted by the “Instituto Para El Dialogo Interreligioso De La Argentina” (IDI)
» Evo Morales: Overwhelming Evidence of Election Fraud in Bolivia, Monitors Say
 
Immigration
» Austria: School Tests Show Huge Gaps Between Migrants and Natives
» Boris Johnson Unveils Post-Brexit Clampdown on Low-Skilled Migrants Moving to the UK With Australian-Style Points System Which Will Grant Only Temporary Visas for Short-Staffed Industries
» Italy’s Leftist Government Allows Two NGO Ships to Offload 121 Migrants
» Migrant Lizard Invasion Poses ‘Deep and Immediate Threat’ But Human Immigrants Do Not
» Migrants Account for Nearly Half of Rapists in Italy
» Poll: Big Majority of Brits Still Worried About Mass Immigration, Cite Pressure on NHS, Schools
» Vatican Cardinal Claims Migrants on Greek Island Live in ‘Concentration Camps’
 
Culture Wars
» LGBT Activist Keaton Hill Caught on Film Assaulting and Threatening to Kill Black Conservative at Sacramento State (Video)
» Police Detaining People Over Social Media Posts Worldwide
» UK: Transgender Couple to Allow Their 5-Year-Old Son to Transition
 

$120K Duct Taped Banana Ripped Off, Eaten by Performance Artist … Can GE Do That?

2:14 PM PT — We talked to Datuna, and it sounds like he seriously pissed off the art gallery team and might have to answer for this later.

He tells TMZ … after eating the banana, he was escorted by security to a private room where he was met by police officers, who took down all his information. He was NOT arrested or cited for anything though, and as of now … tells us he’s a free man.

However, he admits that he might end up facing charges at a later date. Unclear what those could possibly be — grand theft potassium? Who knows. He tells us the gallery staff and security on hand were all confused, because they’d never dealt with a situation like this.

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

AOC Busted for Taking ‘Victory Lap’ Over Amazon NYC Jobs News After People Read the Fine Print

Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon has agreed to another deal to bring jobs to New York City.

An Emily’s List board member brought the news to AOC’s attention, making a point to note the deal was made “without any financial incentives from New York City or state”:…

AOC’s responses, which I will document below, are a case study on how she relies on her cult-like following to not only not read the fine print behind anything she tweets out but to also retweet out the misinformation and lies she so often spews, “information” which she erroneously claims back up her points.

Ocasio-Cortez wasted no time gloating, retweeting Kumar’s post minutes later, acting as though the new deal was the same as the old deal minus the tax subsidies, which supposedly vindicated her successful efforts at sabotaging the previous one:…

However, there are two big glaring problems with her “victory lap.” This deal brings along with it 1,500 jobs. Not 25,000. The jobs will also not be in her Congressional district.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dems Panic After the Republican Chairmen of Three Senate Committees Request the ‘Transcribed Staff-Led Interviews’ of Alexandra Chalupa

In July 2017, then-White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters, “If you’re looking for an example of a campaign coordinating with a foreign country or a foreign source, look no further than the DNC, who actually coordinated opposition research with the Ukrainian Embassy.”

Indeed they did. And pro-Clinton Ukrainian-American lawyer and activist Alexandra Chalupa, a former DNC operative, led the charge.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

FBI Hunt for Missing Saudi Servicemen as it’s Revealed Pensacola Naval Base Killer Hosted Dinner Party to Watch Mass Shooting Videos and Visited New York to See Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lights Turned on Just Two Days Before

The FBI is reportedly hunting for several Saudi students from Navy Station Pensacola, after they vanished in the wake of Friday’s mass shooting at the base.

Fellow Saudi Mohammed Saeed al-Shamrani, 21, killed three and wounded 12 others in the attack before he was shot dead by police.

According to AP, investigators have now detained 10 Saudi military students from the base — a number revised up from six — but several others remain unaccounted for.

Authorities have not revealed the number of Saudi students they are still looking for, and it’s unclear why they have not come forward to police.

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

Female Kentucky Judge Accused of Having Threesomes With Co-Workers in Her Office — Serves Drinks (Video)

Kentucky Judge Dawn Gentry faces nine charges of misconduct in her courthouse. According to reports Gentry would hold threeways in her chambers and serve alcohol.

Judge Gentry also threatened workers to support her campaign or lose their job.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Following Legalized Campus Carry, Universities Report No Increase in Violence on Their Campuses

In some instances, crime actually dropped

Though popular belief holds that more guns on college campuses will lead to an uptick in gun violence, several universities have reported no such increase even after their states legalized the carrying of concealed weapons on school grounds.

According to the website of Armed Campuses, a pro-gun-control initiative that tracks firearm policies at universities across the country, seven state legislatures have broadly permitted concealed carry on public university grounds. Five more have instituted limited campus carry regimes. Ten states prohibit campus carry altogether, while the remainder either allow the university to set the policy or else mandate that the guns must be left in locked cars.

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

Hillary Clinton: Trump Incited Mass Shootings at Synagogues, Churches and Walmart…

This woman lies like it’s a natural body function.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Military Base Shooter Assailed US as ‘Nation of Evil’

Miami (AFP) — A Saudi military student reportedly condemned America as a “nation of evil” in an online manifesto prior to opening fire Friday at a US naval base, killing three people before being shot dead by police.

The shooting, which took place in a classroom building at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, left eight others wounded, including two sheriff’s deputies who responded to the attack.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the shooter was from Saudi Arabia — the same nationality as 15 of the 19 men involved in the 9/11 attacks, some of whom attended civilian flight school in Florida.

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

Newly-Elected Muslim Democrat State Lawmaker Charged With Stealing More Than $500,000, Will Resign — Faces Jail Time

Muslim state lawmaker Movita Johnson-Harrell, a Democrat from Philadelphia, was charged with stealing more than $500,000 from her own non-profit to pay for vacations, furs, designer clothes, bills and her run for state legislature.

The crooked Democrat didn’t even serve one whole year in office and she is already resigning in disgrace — she is also facing jail time.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pope Francis Compares US President Trump to King Herod Who Slaughtered Baby Boys During the Time of Christ

In the New Testament, the Massacre of the Innocents is the incident in the nativity narrative of the Gospel of Matthew in which Herod the Great, king of Judea, orders the execution of all male children two years old and under in the vicinity of Bethlehem.

On Thursday Pope Francis trashed the global populist people’s movements and compared President Trump to King Herod who slaughtered all the baby boys in Bethlehem. What an outrageous statement by a very offensive and ignorant man.

Breaking Israel News reported: In a report published on Thursday, it was reported that while on a recent visit to Buddhists in Thailand, Pope Francis addressed the issue of refugees, comparing the policy of building walls and detention centers to the acts of King Herod who killed Jesus.

[Comment: Globalist puppets reveal themselves with their deranged rhetoric which always seems to serve pro-globalist agenda — in this case no nations, no borders.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

President Trump Could Stall or End the Entire Impeachment Hoax by Taking the Unconstitutional Sham to the Courts

President Trump may have the Democrats exactly where he wants them in regards to their bogus impeachment related to a Ukraine hoax.

The President encouraged them to hurry up and in so doing they are exposing themselves to numerous actions that are unconstitutional. If the President wants to, and he’s a fighter, he could take them to court on numerous activities and he’s likely win. He would also put the whole sham on hold and with a judgement from the courts the whole process would slow down. This could prevent him from being impeached in this horrible activity from the corrupt Democrats in the House and their cohorts in the Deep State.

Earlier this week President Donald Trump dropped a bomb upon arrival in London. Trump threatened to go to the US Supreme Court to stop the unconstitutional impeachment proceedings.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Prof Turley Threatened, Harassed for Impeachment Testimony

Professor Jonathan Turley says he has been harassed and threatened since his Wednesday testimony on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Turley was one of four law professors present, but the only one who asserted that impeachment at this point would be inappropriate in the eyes of the constitution.

In his Wednesday testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, the George Washington University Constitutional Law professor argued that “while a case for impeachment can be made, it has not been made on this record.”

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

Sen. Rick Scott Demands Answers From Florida Universities on Chinese Influence

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) recently sent a letter to the presidents of Florida public universities to warn about the threat that China poses to the United States and its higher education institutions.

He also asked universities to share details on how technology and research are safeguarded on college campuses.

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

Suspected Shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola Was Saudi Air Force Member

Saudi Arabia is “going to owe a debt here given that it was one of their individuals,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said. “The government of Saudi Arabia needs to make things better for these victims.”

The suspect in a shooting that killed three people and injured several others at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday morning was a member of the Saudi Air Force who was in the U.S. for training, officials said.

Several law enforcement sources identified the gunman, who was killed in the incident, as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Sheriff of a County in Virginia Says He’s Ready to Deputize Thousands of Citizens if the State Legislature Passes Laws Restricting the Second Amendment.

At a board meeting Tuesday where a resolution was passed declaring Culpeper County a “constitutional county,” Sheriff Scott Jenkins said he will vigorously defend the “God-given” right of citizens to own firearms.

“The right to bear arms—some believe that the Second Amendment gives us that right, when in fact it’s a God-given right. If you don’t believe in God, it’s a law of nature that every creature can defend their lives from threats,” Jenkins said.

Furthermore, Jenkins added he is prepared to deputize numerous citizens if that’s what it takes to comply with new gun laws.

“If the legislature decides to restrict certain weapons I feel harms our community, I will swear in thousands of auxiliary deputies in Culpeper,” the sheriff stated, according to The Culpeper Star-Exponent. “There’s no limit to the number of people I can swear in… Personally, I don’t think some of the bills that are proposed will pass, I don’t think we’re that far left in Virginia.”

“A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves and include all men capable of bearing arms,” Jenkins added, citing Virginia-based Founding Father Richard Henry Lee’s perspective on the Second Amendment.

[Comment: A good sheriff.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

82 Per Cent of Britons Back Scrapping Early Release After Terror Attack

The vast majority of Britons want to end the automatic early prison release of terrorists.

Last Friday, Usman Husain Khan, 28, stabbed to death two people and injured three others on London Bridge whilst attending a rehabilitation programme. He was shot dead by police responding to the attack.

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

Christian Statue Stolen From Swedish Church, Cut Into Pieces

Church staff unsure if bronze can be repaired.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

France: Headstones at Jewish Cemetery Defaced With Swastikas

Over 100 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Westhoffen, France were defaced with swastikas and Nazi slogans earlier this week, as anti-Semitism continues to grow across the continent.

The vandalism took place a few hours before lawmakers in the lower house of the French parliament passed a non-legally binding resolution which equates anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, Reuters reports.

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

France: Former Anti-Terror Judge Warns of Danger From Jihadis Set for Prison Release

French former anti-terrorist judge Marc Trévidic has warned that there is a substantial danger posed to the public by terrorism convicts set for release in the next two years.

Mr Trévidic said that starting in 2020 and 2021, prisoners convicted for joining the Islamic State in Syria will be eligible for prison release and noted that there were currently around 400 such individuals in French prisons, broadcaster Public Sénat reports.

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

German Farmers Set Bonfires Across the Country in Protest at Being ‘Ignored’ In Climate Drive

On Saturday evening German farmers set up “warning bonfires” at hundreds of sites across the country in a continuation of protests against new environmental controls that have caught Berlin on the back foot.

The fires come sharp on the heels of a huge protest in Berlin, when close to 9,000 tractors converged on the Brandenburg Gate — many farmers driving overnight from far-flung regions.

“We feel that government is being driven by green groups and NGOs. They are chasing the Green party vote and ignoring farmers even though we are their core voters,” said Helmut Lebacher, the organiser of a bonfire in the small Bavarian village of Tyrlaching.

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

Greta Thunberg ‘Ignored’ By World Leaders at Climate Summit, Admits Protesters Have Achieved ‘Nothing’

Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg was “ignored” by world leaders at the United Nations COP25 climate change summit in Madrid on Friday.

Speaking with reporters, Thunberg said her calls for action on the climate have been ignored and admitted her protests have achieved “nothing.”

“We have been striking now for over a year, and still basically nothing has happened,” Thunberg said, according to Sky News.

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

Italy: First Gene Therapy Against Haemophilia in Milan

Averts frequent blood transfusions

(ANSA) — Rome, December 5 — The first experimental gene therapy to treat a patient affected by serious haemophilia A has been completed in Milan, sources said Thursday.

At Milan’s Policlinico Hospital, in fact, “the first patient was treated at the start of November, and today after almost four weeks from the infusion he is in good conditions and is leading a regular life,” they said.

The therapy will enable him to avoid the frequent infusions which he had to received up till now, and to have a coagulation of the blood equal to that of any normal person.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Jihad and Criminality: Inseparable Bedfellows

By Raymond Ibrahim

It’s official: Islamic jihad and generic criminality are intimately connected.

According to an earlier UK study:

The lines between terrorism and criminality are becoming blurred as an increasing number of former criminals join the Islamic State… Nearly 60 percent of European jihadists studied by researchers had been jailed previously… Once recruited by ISIS, these people easily transition to committing violence for a different cause… [T]he welcome from ISIS offers criminals a perceived chance at “redemption” without requiring a change in behavior.

Even so, the establishment refuses to see any direct correlation between Islam and criminality. As the director of the study himself explained, criminals “are the perfect fit” because the “Islamic State doesn’t require any intellectual sophistication. It doesn’t ask you to study religion. It makes it all like a computer game.” In other words, criminals are ideal recruits because they don’t know — nor do they care to learn — the first thing about “true” Islam.

Or, as John Brennan memorably asserted of ISIS members when he was head of the CIA, “they’re criminals. Most — many — of them are psychopathic thugs, murderers who use a religious concept and masquerade and mask themselves in that religious construct.”

Here, again, we see how ignorance of history — willful or otherwise — undermines Western security. The fact is, from the very beginnings of Islam and throughout the centuries, the overwhelming majority of Muslims who participated in jihads had no “intellectual sophistication,” did not “study religion,” and generally behaved like “psychopathic thugs, murderers.” That’s because Islam’s “religious construct” was always designed to entice and mobilize such men.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Spain: Blindfolded Extinction Rebellion Demonstrators Protest at UN Climate Conference

Extinction Rebellion activists wearing black blindfolds over their eyes and protest messages emblazoned on their bodies demonstrated at the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Madrid on December 7.

According to a report from Publico, the protest was designed to raise climate change awareness and show discontent towards the practices of Endesa, the largest electrical company in Spain.

This footage shows the activists on the floor surrounded by a crowd taking photographs of them.

Also present at the convention was prominent teenage climate activist Greta Thunburg, who arrived one day prior. Credit: peonvigilao via Storyful

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

Turmoil Continues in France as Nationwide Strike Extends Through Weekend

The most serious nationwide strike to hit France in years caused new weekend travel turmoil on Saturday, with unions warning the walkouts would last well into next week.

The challenge thrown to President Emmanuel Macron over his plans for radical pension reform has seen hundreds of thousands take to the streets and key transport services brought to a standstill.

The strikes, which began on Thursday, have recalled the winter of 1995, when three weeks of huge stoppages forced a social policy U-turn by the then-government.

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

UK: Climate Change Protesters Dressed as Bees Invade Brexit Party Office

Climate change protesters, dressed as bees, invaded a Brexit Party constituency office before lying on the floor and buzzing in protest.

The move was labelled childish by parliamentary candidate, Christopher Barker.

He wrote on Twitter: “There’s intelligent politics, with grown-ups, who debate real ideas to further our society.

“Then there’s the politics of the kindergarten. Usually silent — because they don’t have ideas.”

[Comment: Article dated December 4, 2019.]

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

House Approves Two-State Resolution in Implicit Rebuke of Trump

The House on Friday approved a resolution supporting a two-state solution to the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, recording opposition to any peace plan put forth by the Trump administration that doesn’t expressly call for an independent Palestinian state living side-by-side with a Jewish state of Israel.

Only 5 Republicans backed the measure in the 226-183 vote, though 11 GOP lawmakers had joined a bipartisan amendment reaffirming U.S. commitments to providing military aid to Israel that was added to the bill.

[Comment: “House” term intended to hide that it was almost all Democrats and a handful of RINOs.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Great News! Trump Gets Another American Freed Who Was Being Held in Iran

It says a lot about President Donald Trump that one of his administration’s highest priorities has been getting Americans being held overseas home.

Don’t know if anyone has kept any records on such things, but there’s no doubt that Trump has been a champion in standing up for and freeing Americans.

He did it again today with the release of Xiyue Wang, a Princeton doctoral student who has been held in Iran since 2016 on what could be called fuzzy charges at best. He was there on a dissertation research trip when he was arrested and charged as a spy.

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

Officials Confirm 25 Dead, 130 Wounded After Gunman Targets Iraqi Protests

Iraqi officials confirmed Saturday that 25 people died and 130 are wounded after a gunman targeted anti-government protesters in the country’s capitol overnight.

Three of the dead were law enforcement officers and the rest were protesters, CBS News reported.

The gunfire continued until early Saturday morning, shots fired in Baghdad’s Khilani Square and Sinak Bridge. These areas have been the center of the uprising, and chaos erupted after the electricity was cut and people fled into mosques and other areas to escape the shooting.

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

Six Saudis Arrested for Questioning After Pensacola Shooting — Three Were Filming Attack

According to the New York Times, three of the Saudis were filming the attack.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Chinese Game ‘Everyone Hit the Traitors’ Lets Players Attack Hong Kong Protesters

China is ramping up the anti-protest propaganda with a new browser-based game where players can hit Hong Kong “traitors” with bats.

In “Everyone Hit the Traitors,” players can assault pro-democracy protesters and grotesque caricatures of known activists with weapons like bats and shoes by repeatedly tapping on them.

The free game opens with Chinese text indicating that “Hong Kong is part of China, and this can’t be meddled with by outside powers,” the South China Morning Post reported.

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

Pro-China Protesters in Hong Kong Denounce Anti-Government ‘Rioters’

(HONG KONG) — Only after finding safety in numbers, joining hundreds of other pro-government protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday, did Reddy Lin drum up the courage to slip into her red T-shirt marked, “China, I love you” and glue a heart-shaped Chinese-flag sticker on her face.

But for the train ride home, the teacher said she’d be taking all her pro-China garb off again. The risk of running into supporters from the rival camp, those who oppose China’s communist rulers, was simply too great, she said.

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

Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to Participants at the Meeting Promoted by the “Instituto Para El Dialogo Interreligioso De La Argentina” (IDI)

by Clementine Hall
Monday, 18 November 2019

“As I said during the World Conference of Human Fraternity: “There is no alternative: we will either build the future together or there will not be a future. Religions, in particular, cannot renounce the urgent task of building bridges between peoples and cultures. The time has come when religions should more actively exert themselves, with courage and audacity, and without pretence, to help the human family deepen the capacity for reconciliation, the vision of hope and the concrete paths of peace” (4 February 2019). Our religious traditions are a necessary source of inspiration to foster a culture of encounter. It is fundamental for there to be interreligious cooperation, based on the promotion of sincere and respectful dialogue that goes towards unity without confusion, maintaining identities. But a unity that transcends the mere political pact.”…

“The intention of the Document is to adopt: the culture of dialogue as a way; common collaboration as conduct; mutual knowledge as a method and criterion. From now on it can be affirmed that religions are not a closed system that cannot be changed, but with their own identity. And this is the key: identity cannot be negotiated, because if you negotiate identity there is no dialogue, there is submission. With their own identity, they are in motion.”…

“A scene from The Song of Roland comes to me as a symbol, when the Christians defeat the Muslims and put them all in line in front of the baptismal font, and one with a sword. And Muslims had to choose between baptism or the sword. That is what we Christians did. It was a mentality that today we cannot accept, nor understand, nor can it work anymore. Beware of the fundamentalist groups: everyone has his own. In Argentina too there is a little fundamentalist corner. And let us try, with fraternity, to go forward. Fundamentalism is a scourge and all religions have some kind of fundamentalist first cousin there, which forms a group.”

[Comment: Argentina reference is to the Chrisitians who adhere to their religion. According to the Pope, they are “fundamentalists”, ever bit as radical as ISlamic fundamentalists.]

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Evo Morales: Overwhelming Evidence of Election Fraud in Bolivia, Monitors Say

An independent international audit of Bolivia’s disputed election in October has detailed “deliberate” and “malicious” efforts to rig the vote in favour of then-President Evo Morales.

The Organization of American States (OAS) said the measures included hidden servers and falsified signatures.

Mr Morales fled to Mexico after the army urged him to quit. He has not commented on the report.

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

Austria: School Tests Show Huge Gaps Between Migrants and Natives

According to data from the new Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study, immigrants in Austria still perform far below their native counterparts. In Germany, 20 per cent of 15-year-olds can barely read.

The proportion of migrant students in Austria has also increased over the last 20 years, from 11 per cent in 200 to 23 per cent in 2019. During this period, migrant children have consistently scored worse than native Austrian children in testing, Kronen Zeitung reports.

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

Boris Johnson Unveils Post-Brexit Clampdown on Low-Skilled Migrants Moving to the UK With Australian-Style Points System Which Will Grant Only Temporary Visas for Short-Staffed Industries

Boris Johnson has unveiled plans to clampdown on low-skilled migrants moving to the UK by introducing an Australian-style points system.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said the plans would bring ‘overall immigration down’.

The Conservatives have announced that they would allocate points on a range of different criteria which effectively put people into three categories.

The first category in the proposed plan, ‘fast-track entry’, will be given to entrepreneurs, investors and those who have received awards in a qualifying field and have been endorsed as a recognised or emerging leader.

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Italy’s Leftist Government Allows Two NGO Ships to Offload 121 Migrants

Italy’s leftist government has allowed the NGO migrant transport vessels the Alan Kurdi and the Ocean Viking to offload 121 migrants at the Sicilian ports of Messina and Pozzalo.

The news comes about a week after the Alan Kurdi, operated by the German NGO Sea-Eye, and the Ocean Viking, a ship operated jointly by the SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) picked the migrants up off of the Libyan coast, Infomigrants reports.

Initially, after picking up the migrants in the Libyan search and rescue zone, the Alan Kurdi was instructed to take the migrants to the port of Tripoli. The NGO ship refused, however, and headed north towards Italy.

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

Migrant Lizard Invasion Poses ‘Deep and Immediate Threat’ But Human Immigrants Do Not

So check this out as a big disgusting hypocrisy. So a bunch of freaking lizards migrated into the US and everyone is so worried calling it an invasion and a destructive force against the native population of lizards and other species but when human Mexicans, Haitians, Somalians and others invade America nope there’s nothing to see here folks move along!

The Arabic invasion of Europe is not a problem, no, but the lizard invasion is a problem….

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Migrants Account for Nearly Half of Rapists in Italy

Data from the Italian Interior Ministry has stated that 42 out of 100 rapes in the country are committed by migrants and the numbers continue to rise.

The statistics from the Interior Ministry also suggest that Italian women are more prone to be the victims of sexual harassment and minor sex attacks than foreign women, while foreign women have a slightly higher rate for serious sex crimes such as violent rape, Il Giornale reports.

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Poll: Big Majority of Brits Still Worried About Mass Immigration, Cite Pressure on NHS, Schools

Almost two-thirds of Britons are still concerned about their country’s high levels of immigration, citing pressure on the National Health Service (NHS) and schools as especially worrying.

Deltapoll research commissioned by the Migration Watch UK think tank found that some 65 per cent of Britons “agree that recent levels of overseas net migration to the UK are a source of major concern for the public”, compared to just 22 per cent who think is not.

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Vatican Cardinal Claims Migrants on Greek Island Live in ‘Concentration Camps’

ROME — The pope’s right-hand man for charitable outreach has returned to Rome from the Greek island of Lesbos with 33 migrants in tow and a harsh assessment of the state of affairs for migrants on the island.

“The camps are not refugee camps, they are concentration camps,” said Cardinal Konrad Krajewski on arriving in Rome’s Fiumicino airport Wednesday with 33 asylum-seekers hailing from Afghanistan, Cameroon, and Togo.

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LGBT Activist Keaton Hill Caught on Film Assaulting and Threatening to Kill Black Conservative at Sacramento State (Video)

If this was a black liberal being assaulted it would headlines in the mainstream fake news media.

But it’s just another conservative being assaulted so the liberal media will ignore it.

A deranged leftist at Sacramento State named Keaton Hill assaulted and threatened to kill a black conservative on campus.

It was all caught on video.

Keaton Hill is seen attacking Floyd Johnson II at least three separate times in the video.

This was insane.

Reporter Kaitlin Bennett has more on the violent assault.

This all stemmed from a Facebook thread yesterday where Keaton wished death on a child with cancer because their family member was pro-life. pic.twitter.com/0R8J8otC9b — Kaitlin Bennett (@KaitMarieox) December 6, 2019

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Police Detaining People Over Social Media Posts Worldwide

There is a global war on free speech

Brian Wilson exposes how people around the world are being policed on social media and arrested for speaking out against corruption within law enforcement and their own government.

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UK: Transgender Couple to Allow Their 5-Year-Old Son to Transition

A Scottish couple known as Britain’s first transgender family has sparked controversy after announcing that they would allow their 5-year-old son to begin transitioning genders.

27-year-old Greg Rogers, who was born a woman, and his wife Jody, aged 21, say that son Jayden has started transitioning into a female, Scottish tabloid newspaper The Daily Record reports.

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/7/2019

  1. Bees???

    Does that have some significance that I’ve missed?

    Is this the latest trend in protesting? Are we going to see more of them?

  2. As someone new here, lemme put forward something

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XMWuHFM6lJI

    A walk down main street Berlin

    Where are all these Muslims at? Is someone going to claim they live in ghettos and refugee centres and come out only at night? Is this a particularly nice area? I know of Kreuzburg but where else is this the case?

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