Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/4/2020

Supporters of the late Iranian general Qasem Soleimani built a shrine to honor his memory in downtown Toronto. During a vigil for Gen. Soleimani held today at the site, his devotees clashed with counter-protesters.

In other news, according to experts, none of the catastrophic bushfires currently ravaging eastern Australia were caused by lightning; they are all man-made, whether deliberate or accidental.

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USA
» Civil War 2.0 Manufactured by “Media’s Mendacious Retailing of Obvious Falsehoods”
» Climate Alarmists Want Eco-Reparations to Fund Green New Deal
» Dems Accuse Trump of Not Telling Congress About Attack — But Obama Did the Same!
» Father Beats Alleged Pedophile After Catching Him Naked in Children’s Bedroom
» Hezbollah to be Unleashed Inside America? We Are Being Warned That Sleeper Cells “Can Hit Targets on U.S. Soil at Anytime Without Warning”
» New York’s Bail Law Lets Violent Criminals Back on the Street
» NFL Attendance Hits a 15-Year Low
» Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Retracts Paper, Saying Results Were Not ‘Reproducible’
» Private Homeownership Interferes With Fight Against Climate Change, Professor Argues
» Selective Service Website Crashes as Panicky Snowflakes Fear a New Draft
» Tulsi Gabbard Volunteers Find Dozens of Signs Defaced With Hammer-and-Sickle Logos
» Watch: California News Anchors Get Redpilled on Live Television
 
Canada
» Breaking: Supporters of Iranian Terrorist Clash With Counter-Protestors in Downtown Toronto
» Pro-Iranian Terrorist Demonstrators Build Shrine for Qasem Soleimani in Toronto
 
Europe and the EU
» Belgian Court Revokes Citizenship of ‘Sharia4belgium’ Terrorists
» England’s Muslim Population Tops 3 Million, Exceeds Census Populations of Wales, Northern Ireland
» Expert Predicts Iran Terror Retaliation in Europe Over General Soleimani Death
» French Prosecutors Say Paris Suburb Knifeman Had Koran But ‘No Sign’ of Radicalization
» Netherlands Wants to Drop ‘Holland’ Nickname in Tourism Makeover
» No-Go Paris Suburbs Now Second-Most Populated Department in Region
» UK: ‘Devastated’ Muslim Demands Compensation After Being Served ‘Diabolical’ Sausage McMuffin
» UK: Farage Plans £100,000 Brexit Celebration Party in London on Jan 31st
» UK: Sex Offenders Allowed to Sign Off Danger List: Calls for Urgent Review as it Emerges Three in Four Sex Offenders Who Applied to Police to Remove Their Name From the Register Got Their Wish
 
Middle East
» British Flags Burn in Iran as UK Braces Itself for Revenge Over Trump Airstrike
» CFR President Says “The World Will be the Battlefield” After Iran Escalation
» China Tells U.S. To ‘Remain Calm’ After Soleimani Strike, Fails to Mention Iran
» Experts Warn Iran Crisis Could Trigger WWIII as the US & Israel Brace for Sleeper Cell Attacks
» Iran Vows Revenge Against the United States, And the Phrase “World War 3” Is Now Trending…
» Jeremy Corbyn Condemns ‘US Assassination’ of Top Iranian General Calling it a ‘Dangerous Escalation’
» New York Times Journalist Offers “Eulogy” To Killed Iranian Terrorist Leader
» New York Times Published Story About Hypothetical Military Attack on Suleimani in Baghdad Hours Before Strike
» Pompeo: Soleimani Was ‘Building Out’ What They Called ‘The Big Attack’ Which ‘Could Have Killed Dozens or Hundreds of Americans’
» Report: Obama Administration Stopped Israel From Assassinating Soleimani in 2015
» Trump to Iran: If You Attack Us, We’ll Hit the Same Number of Targets as US Hostages You Took in 1979
» U.N.: U.S. Broke International Law by Eliminating Soleimani
» WWIII Memes Explode on Twitter
 
South Asia
» The Rate of Minority Persecution Doubled in Islamic Bangladesh in 2019: Hindu Rights Group
 
Far East
» China Just Escalated Their Brutal Persecution of Christians to an Entirely New Level
 
Australia — Pacific
» Arson, Mischief and Recklessness: 87 Per Cent of Fires Are Man-Made
» Australian Police Say Arsonists & Lightning to Blame for Bushfires, Not Climate Change
» Bushfire Survivor Who Fled Her Fire Ravaged Town on the Back of a Horse Returns Home to Find it Ransacked by Disgraceful Looters and Her Son’s Christmas Present Gone
» NSW Residents Are Urged to Cut Electricity Use as State Faces Power Outages After Bushfires Destroy Lines in the Snowy Mountains
» Sydney Under Threat: Out-of-Control Bushfire Heading Towards City’s West Could Hit the Suburban Areas Later Today and Threaten Homes
 
Immigration
» Germany’s Middle Eastern Criminal Clans
» Islamic Groups ‘Thrilled’ About Governors Approving More Refugees
» Massive Unemployment Among Migrants in Belgium
 
Culture Wars
» Methodist Church Goes for Breakup Over Gay Marriage
» Methodists Agree on Compromise to Split Denomination
 

Civil War 2.0 Manufactured by “Media’s Mendacious Retailing of Obvious Falsehoods”

The bigger picture of all this chicanery is right out there to see for anyone really paying attention.

Mr. Obama and Hillary hijacked the most pernicious instruments of government — the CIA and FBI — to win the election, and then to overthrow the actual winner. Slowly slowly, they were found out, despite all the smoke they were blowing and hiding in. Barr & Durham have hardly said a thing about their efforts to unwind the massive hairball of subterfuge and ass-covering that is their purview. Yet, the particulars of what went on, and who did what, are now pinned to the wall. We know exactly what Christopher Steele was and how that all worked. We know how John Brennan played it and how James Clapper and Jim Comey went along with it, and took it further and deeper, and where Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe stepped in, and exactly how Mr. Mueller got roped in to front his operation — despite his mental incapacity. And we also know that Barack Obama approved of all that activity through 2016 into January 20, 2017.

When it comes into the courts some months from now, Brennan, Comey, and the rest will surely cop a plea that they were following Mr. Obama’s presidential instructions. The impeachment hysteria is an exact index of the rising fear of that coming finger-pointing.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Climate Alarmists Want Eco-Reparations to Fund Green New Deal

The leftists participating in the weekly Fire Drill Fridays want to eliminate the fossil fuel industry and take all the money from the energy industry companies.

They tout wealth redistribution from fossil fuel companies as the piggy bank to fund the Green New Deal.

In other words, take the profits of capitalism and give the money to a socialist takeover of the energy sector. Sound good?

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

Dems Accuse Trump of Not Telling Congress About Attack — But Obama Did the Same!

Congress largely kept in dark before 2011 bin Laden raid.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Father Beats Alleged Pedophile After Catching Him Naked in Children’s Bedroom

Police say angry father nearly killed alleged child molester.

The incident unfolded in Spotsylvania, Virginia, on Sunday morning, when the father, who went to check on the children around 6:30AM, encountered Mark Stanley, 60, naked from the waist down standing over the children, ages 2 and 3.

“When the family member opened the children’s bedroom door, he found the suspect, Mr. Stanley in the room with the children nude from the waist down,” reads a statement from the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office.

“When the family member questioned what he was doing in the room, Mr. Stanley pushed the family member out of the room, then locking [sic] the door. The family member forced entry into the room and began beating Mr. Stanley.”

“Scott said the father had already obtained a weapon and that deputies may have saved the suspect’s life,” reports The Star.

Police say Stanley, who is from North Carolina, was in Virginia visiting family for the holidays.

Stanley faces two charges of indecent liberties with a child and one count of domestic assault.

The children were taken to the hospital for evaluation, which could result in more charges being brought against him.

The father was not charged.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hezbollah to be Unleashed Inside America? We Are Being Warned That Sleeper Cells “Can Hit Targets on U.S. Soil at Anytime Without Warning”

There has never been a greater threat of terror attacks on U.S. soil than there is right now. In the aftermath of the killing of Iranian military chief Qassem Soleimani, top Iranian leaders are vowing revenge. Many of the talking heads on television are speculating that Iran may hit American targets in the Middle East, but what they are forgetting is that Iranian-backed terror groups already have a substantial presence in North America. In particular, Hezbollah has been involved in the North American drug trade for a very long time. Over the years, the mainstream media gave Al-Qaeda and ISIS a lot of attention, but the truth is that Hezbollah is far better funded and far better armed than either of those groups ever were, and now the man at the top of the military food chain that gave Hezbollah their marching orders has been killed by the United States. If Hezbollah sleeper cells are ever going to be unleashed in the United States, now is the time when it will happen.

Of course U.S. officials clearly understand that there is a threat. As Paul Joseph Watson has noted, authorities in New York and Los Angeles are both ramping up security…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New York’s Bail Law Lets Violent Criminals Back on the Street

A woman charged with hate crimes, Tiffany Harris, was arrested three times for the same crime over the course of a few days. Each arrest brought her before a judge, who released her with no real consequences. This violent offender ignores warrants, doesn’t show up for meetings with assigned social workers, yet kept being set free because of a drastic change to New York City’s bail laws. While the New York law eliminating cash bail is meant to protect the poor from endless stints in jail while waiting for trial, they put the public at risk. Harris was arrested for misdemeanour assault, including an incident where she assaulted three Orthodox Jewish women.

The original concept of cash bail was not about paying for one’s freedom so much as it was a promised surety from a person in the community who ensured that the accused would return to stand trial. If the accused did not return, that surety amount, or bond, would be paid to the victim. As people moved and communities fractured, cash bail took the place of the personal voucher. When people can’t afford bail, bail bondsmen pony up the dough. If a person can’t obtain the services of a bondsman, they sit in jail awaiting trial. This has been a serious problem.

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

NFL Attendance Hits a 15-Year Low

More people are watching the NFL on TV. Fewer people are watching the NFL in person.

According to David Broughton and Andrew Levin of Sports Business Daily, the NFL averaged 66,648 attendees at home games in 2019. That’s the lowest average since 2004.

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

Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Retracts Paper, Saying Results Were Not ‘Reproducible’

Frances Arnold, an American scientist and winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry, retracted a paper published last year after admitting to faulty research.

Arnold’s paper on enzymatic synthesis of beta-lactams was published in May 2019 in the Science journal.

The award-winning scientist said in a series of tweets Thursday that the work had not been “reproducible” and that she had been “very busy” when the paper was submitted. Arnold added she “did not do my job well.”

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

Private Homeownership Interferes With Fight Against Climate Change, Professor Argues

If you’ve heard that Green New Deal supporters want to increase government control over all facets of life more than they want to protect the environment, well, here’s more evidence of that.

An assistant professor of urban planning at UCLA argues in the far-left magazine The Nation that California is doomed as long as people keep owning homes.

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

Selective Service Website Crashes as Panicky Snowflakes Fear a New Draft

The Selective Service System website crashed just hours after the announcement that the U.S. had launched a successful drone strike that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander Qasem Suleimani. The website’s crash was due to rumors being spread on social media that rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. would lead to war and a new draft.

The Selective Service sought to calm those fears.

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

Tulsi Gabbard Volunteers Find Dozens of Signs Defaced With Hammer-and-Sickle Logos

Just when you thought that Democrats couldn’t possibly play it any dirtier they prove that they are, in fact, capable of just that. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the so-called progressive left is really labeling their fellow party members Russian stooges… and that’s only because those fellow Democrats have the audacity to disagree with the foreign policy establishment. “Roving journalist” Michael Tracey reports on Twitter that Tulsi Gabbard volunteers claim they have found “dozens of signs around New Hampshire defaced with a hammer-and-sickle logo.”

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

Watch: California News Anchors Get Redpilled on Live Television

The blue governments that Californians continually vote in may have finally crossed the line, at least so it seems to these KTLA news anchors.

A video of the show titled “KTLA 5 Morning News Anchors Get Redpilled,” shows the anchors discussing the matter at hand, specifically regarding California’s 55 gallon-of-water-per-day.

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

Breaking: Supporters of Iranian Terrorist Clash With Counter-Protestors in Downtown Toronto

Tonight at 6 pm in downtown Toronto, A Canadian Islamic organization called Mahdi Youth Society (MY Society) held a vigil for “heroes of Islam” Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, Iraqi paramilitary chief.

The pro-Iranian regime vigil was met by counter-protestors who flew pre-regime Iranian flags, American flags, and chanted “Terrorists go home!” Supporters of the “heroes of Islam” held up enlarged photos of Al-Muhandis and Soleimani.

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

Pro-Iranian Terrorist Demonstrators Build Shrine for Qasem Soleimani in Toronto

Supporters of “heroes of Islam” Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, Iraqi paramilitary chief held a vigil in downtown Toronto Saturday night and built an elaborate shrine for the recently killed Soleimani.

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

Belgian Court Revokes Citizenship of ‘Sharia4belgium’ Terrorists

The Belgian Court of Appeal has ruled to remove the passports of six Islamic extremists convicted of terror offences in absentia in 2015 after they left the country to fight for jihadist groups in the Middle East.

The six men, Ali and Said El Morabit, Ilyass Boughalab, Bilal Elhamdaoui, Azdine Tahiri, and Fouad Akrich, were all dual nationals with citizenship in both Morocco and Belgium, and were all activists with the group “Sharia4Belgium,” 7sur7 reports.

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

England’s Muslim Population Tops 3 Million, Exceeds Census Populations of Wales, Northern Ireland

The Muslim population of England is now estimated at over three million, according to official estimates — exceeding the total populations recorded for Wales or Northern Ireland in the 2011 census.

Office for National Statistics (ONS) research based on the Annual Population Survey (APS), a new a data collection method based on a “continuous household survey, comprising the Labour Force Survey (LFS) supplemented by sample boosts in England, Wales and Scotland to ensure small areas are sufficiently sampled”, indicates that the Muslim population of England and Wales increased by over 400,000 — 16 per cent — between the 2011 census and 2016.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Expert Predicts Iran Terror Retaliation in Europe Over General Soleimani Death

German Free Democratic Party (FDP) deputy parliamentary group leader Alexander Graf Lambsdorff has warned Iran could target Europe for retaliatory terror attacks after the killing of General Qasem Soleimani.

Mr Lambsdorff, the FPD’s foreign policy expert, said that the killing of the al-Quds unit head could spark retaliation in Europe, stating, “We have to expect attacks, terror, retaliation in Europe!”

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

French Prosecutors Say Paris Suburb Knifeman Had Koran But ‘No Sign’ of Radicalization

The man stabbed four people, police say.

[Comment: Another coverup? Perp likely also had a welt on the forehead.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Netherlands Wants to Drop ‘Holland’ Nickname in Tourism Makeover

The Netherlands no longer wants to be known as Holland.

The Western European nation, which includes the famous Dutch region, is dropping the nickname as part of a tourism rebranding effort designed to bring in more of the right kind of visitors, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Rather than being known for such things as Holland’s drug-culture capital Amsterdam, Netherlands government officials want to reinvent the country as a whole to promote its commerce, science and arts, the Herald said.

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

No-Go Paris Suburbs Now Second-Most Populated Department in Region

According to newly released statistics, the multicultural no-go suburbs of Paris have become the second-most populous department in the capital region as of January 1st, 2020.

The Seine-Saint-Denis department, which consists of several suburbs to the north of Paris, is second only to the French capital in the Île-de-France region in terms of population, with the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) claiming there to be 1,630,133 inhabitants, Le Parisien reports.

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

UK: ‘Devastated’ Muslim Demands Compensation After Being Served ‘Diabolical’ Sausage McMuffin

A “devastated” Muslim man is demanding an apology and compensation after McDonald’s served him a “diabolical” Sausage McMuffin in Birmingham, England.

49-year-old Fida Hussain told MailOnline he purchases a breakfast of one Egg McMuffin, hash browns, and coffee from a McDonald’s drive-thru on Coventry Road, Small Heath, every morning — but on December 17th his daily routine took a “diabolical” turn.

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

UK: Farage Plans £100,000 Brexit Celebration Party in London on Jan 31st

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage is planning a 10,000-strong, £100,000 “Brexit Celebration Party” to mark Britain’s formal exit from the European Union on January 31st 2020.

If approved, the event will be held before the Palace of Westminster, seat of the House of Commons and House of Lords, on Parliament Square, with attendees regaled by comedians, musicians, and a fireworks display.

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

UK: Sex Offenders Allowed to Sign Off Danger List: Calls for Urgent Review as it Emerges Three in Four Sex Offenders Who Applied to Police to Remove Their Name From the Register Got Their Wish

Police are allowing the vast majority of paedophiles and rapists who want to be taken off the sex offenders register to have their names removed.

Nearly three quarters of applications from sex attackers who claim they no longer pose a threat are being approved, figures show. Over three years, only 363 of 1,288 applications were refused.

Astonishingly, the process appears to rely on the honesty of convicts to judge their own risk of reoffending by completing a two-page self-assessment form.

It means hundreds of sex offenders who were supposed to remain on the register indefinitely are free to walk the streets unmonitored. In some cases, those taken off the register were later arrested for rape.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

British Flags Burn in Iran as UK Braces Itself for Revenge Over Trump Airstrike

Security chiefs fear Britons living in the Gulf could be attacked in retaliation to a drone strike ordered by Donald Trump which killed Iran’s second most powerful commander.

Troops stationed in the Middle East could also be under threat and the UK could be hit by a massive cyber attack following the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani.

The Foreign Office updated its travel advice this morning, warning British nationals to avoid all travel to Iraq and all but essential travel to Iran.

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

CFR President Says “The World Will be the Battlefield” After Iran Escalation

It’s not going to be like Iraq 2003.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

China Tells U.S. To ‘Remain Calm’ After Soleimani Strike, Fails to Mention Iran

The Communist Party of China chided America on Friday for the elimination of Iranian terror chief Qasem Soleimani via airstrike, urging the United States to “remain calm” and respect “Iraq’s sovereignty,” but not mentioning Iran at all.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Experts Warn Iran Crisis Could Trigger WWIII as the US & Israel Brace for Sleeper Cell Attacks

Will this escalate into World War 3?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Iran Vows Revenge Against the United States, And the Phrase “World War 3” Is Now Trending…

The world is most definitely a better place without Iranian military chief Qassem Soleimani. He was a butcher, a murderer and a despised international terrorist. All over the globe, people are celebrating his death, but without a doubt this also brings us much closer to a cataclysmic war with Iran. In fact, as you will see below, the phrase “World War 3” is now trending on Google and Twitter. Soleimani was the second most important person in Iran, and he was a greatly cherished national hero. His death has absolutely enraged the Iranians, and they are already vowing revenge.

Of course many top Democrats are already strongly criticizing President Trump for ordering the strike that killed Soleimani, but what was Trump supposed to do? According to NBC News, Soleimani was actively plotting more attacks against American targets…

And the truth is that Soleimani has been behind attacks on U.S. forces all the way back to 2003. The following comes from a USA Today editorial…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Jeremy Corbyn Condemns ‘US Assassination’ of Top Iranian General Calling it a ‘Dangerous Escalation’

Jeremy Corbyn condemned the United States for carrying out an ‘assassination’ of a top Iranian general today as MPs vying to replace him as Labour leader took the opportunity to tear into Donald Trump.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New York Times Journalist Offers “Eulogy” To Killed Iranian Terrorist Leader

Tweets video of Qasem Suleimani reciting poetry.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New York Times Published Story About Hypothetical Military Attack on Suleimani in Baghdad Hours Before Strike

Some claim it was a warning.

The New York Times published a story about a hypothetical U.S. military strike on Qassim Suleimani in Baghdad hours before it actually happened.

In an article entitled ‘Hypersonic Missiles Are a Game Changer’, Steven Simon, an analyst at the Quincy Institute, wrote, “What if the former commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Qassim Suleimani, visits Baghdad for a meeting and you know the address?”

“The temptations to use hypersonic missiles will be many,” Simon added.

Some respondents on social media suggested that the NY Times received advance notice of the strike from the Pentagon and tried to warn Suleimani, although there is no evidence to prove this.

[Comment: Luckily no one reads this “paper” anymore.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pompeo: Soleimani Was ‘Building Out’ What They Called ‘The Big Attack’ Which ‘Could Have Killed Dozens or Hundreds of Americans’

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Qasem Soleimani was traveling for the purpose of “building out what they were referring to as the big attack.” He also stated that there was an “imminent” attack “that could have killed dozens or hundreds of Americans.”

Pompeo said, “Soleimani, the terrorist, was engaged in active plotting. There was an attack that was imminent that could have killed dozens or hundreds of Americans. We found an opportunity and we delivered.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Report: Obama Administration Stopped Israel From Assassinating Soleimani in 2015

According to a report from 2018, Israel was “on the verge” of assassinating Soleimani in 2015, but Obama’s officials foiled the plan.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump to Iran: If You Attack Us, We’ll Hit the Same Number of Targets as US Hostages You Took in 1979

President Donald Trump issued an unusual warning on Saturday that if Iran launches any reprisal attacks for the death of Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the U.S. military is prepared to strike 52 Iranian targets — one for each of the hostages that the Iranians held for more than a year after seizing the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979.

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

U.N.: U.S. Broke International Law by Eliminating Soleimani

The U.N. has been oddly quiet about Soleimani’s violations of international law, including activities that indisputably violated U.N. sanctions.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

WWIII Memes Explode on Twitter

Yesterday, the United States took action with a calculated strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps(IRGC), as well as Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias. Twitter’s reaction to the attack? Memes, of course.

Soon after the announcement of Solemani’s death, both #WorldWar3 and #WWIII began trending on Twitter, with thousands of young users both laughing and panicking all at once.

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

The Rate of Minority Persecution Doubled in Islamic Bangladesh in 2019: Hindu Rights Group

Upananda Brahmachari | HENB | New Delhi | Jan 4, 2020:: Though it is not of any concern of pseudo secular global media like BBC, CNN, Washington Post, New York Times and fake liberal & rubbish intellectuals enticed with them, a drastic damage of the minority rights of the Bangladeshi Hindus and frightful persecution on them during last year have been reported by a Hindu Rights Group in Dhaka.

According to secretary general of Bangladesh Jatiyo Hindu Mahajote-BJHM (Bangladesh National Hindu Grand Alliance-BNHGA) Advocate Gobinda Chandra Pramanik, there have been more than 3000 incidents of persecution against people of religious minorities in Bangladesh in the last 12 months (from 1st January 2019 to 31st Dec 2019).

In a press conference on January 2, 2020, at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) at Segun Bagicha Road in Bangladesh Capital, Adv Pramanik was quoting various sources from newspapers and social media as well as sources from the Hindu Mohajote (an alliance of 24 Hindu organizations in Bangladesh).

Of these more than 3000 occurrences, 31505 minority Hindus were under attacks of Jihadi minded people, in many places under the cover of both AL (Awami League) BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) and 9507 acres of Hindu lands were grabbed by local Muslim musclemen either of ruling parties or the opposition. 108 Hindus were murdered in 2019 while 42 Hindu girls and women were raped along with the occurrence of 18 gang rape on the minority and 6 raped and murdered. 34 cases of attempt to rape/molestation were also reported.

Above of 3000 occurrences, 683 cases have been reported in different News Papers/ Magazines/Periodicals and Social media platforms, rest of others are unfortunately unreported. The Hindu Alliance was also vocal for the persecution of Buddhists, Tribal people and the Christians in the country which embraced Islam as the state religion in 1988. Cases of 1,792 Persecutions on minorities were reported by the Hindu Alliance in 2018+…

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

China Just Escalated Their Brutal Persecution of Christians to an Entirely New Level

When the communists first came to power in China, it was a very dark time for Christians. But underground churches started blossoming even in the midst of the persecution, and eventually there were a few decades where the national government more or less tolerated unsanctioned gatherings. Today, it has been estimated that there are more than 100 million Christians in China, and it is being projected that China may actually have more Christians that any other nation on the planet by the year 2030.

Needless to say, the communists don’t like any threats to their power, and they see this underground movement as a very serious threat.

Under the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the persecution of unofficial churches has steadily escalated. This year they actually tried to ban Christians from gathering on Christmas, and a series of new regulations has just been introduced that requires “total submission to the Chinese Communist Party at all times”…

So what does that sort of “submission” look like?

Well, in some cases officials have required churches to take down pictures of Jesus and replace them with pictures of President Xi Jinping.

Yes, this is how twisted things have become in China…

Sadly, the “five-year plan” that was launched in 2018 to indoctrinate churches all over China is not even halfway done…

The government calls its campaign “Sinicization” — a euphemism for turning faith into a tool for indoctrination in Chinese Communist Party ideology. The official five-year plan, issued in 2018, calls for inserting “patriotic education” and “socialist core values” into churches, revising the Bible and using church sermons to enforce party leadership and reject foreign influences.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Arson, Mischief and Recklessness: 87 Per Cent of Fires Are Man-Made

There are, on average, 62,000 fires in Australia every year. Only a very small number strike far from populated areas and satellite studies tell us that lightning is responsible for only 13 per cent. Not so the current fires threatening to engulf Queensland and NSW. There were no lightning strikes on most of the days when the fires first started in September. Although there have been since, these fires — joining up to create a new form of mega-fire — are almost all man-made.

A 2015 satellite analysis of 113,000 fires from 1997-2009 confirmed what we had known for some time — 40 per cent of fires are deliberately lit, another 47 per cent accidental. This generally matches previous data published a decade earlier that about half of all fires were suspected or deliberate arson, and 37 per cent accidental. Combined, they reach the same conclusion: 87 per cent are man-made.

[Comment: The article is categorized as opinion.]

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

Australian Police Say Arsonists & Lightning to Blame for Bushfires, Not Climate Change

Sit down global warming alarmists.

“Police are now working on the premise arson is to blame for much of the devastation caused this bushfire season,” reports 7 News Sydney.

Authorities in the country have formed Strike Force Indarra, comprising of detectives from homicide and arson units in an attempt to find the culprits.

Other causes for the fires include lightning strikes and a natural weather phenomenon called Dipole, again neither of which have anything to do with man-made climate change.

Many bushfires are also actually caused by environmentalist ‘green’ policies which prevent land owners from clearing their own vegetation to protect themselves.

[Comment: Possible jihad operation?]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bushfire Survivor Who Fled Her Fire Ravaged Town on the Back of a Horse Returns Home to Find it Ransacked by Disgraceful Looters and Her Son’s Christmas Present Gone

Bec Winter from Moruya on the New South Wales South Coast ran from the flames on the back of her horse with her son Riley when fire began threatening their property on New Year’s Eve.

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NSW Residents Are Urged to Cut Electricity Use as State Faces Power Outages After Bushfires Destroy Lines in the Snowy Mountains

Residents in New South Wales are being urged to use less electricity tonight to prevent power outages as the state is ravaged by bushfires.

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Sydney Under Threat: Out-of-Control Bushfire Heading Towards City’s West Could Hit the Suburban Areas Later Today and Threaten Homes

An out of control bushfire is threatening to jump containment lines in western Sydney and could start burning through suburban areas, firefighters have warned.

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Germany’s Middle Eastern Criminal Clans

In a recently aired documentary by German broadcaster ARD, about Germany’s Middle Eastern criminal family gangs — or clans, as they are called in Germany — the head of Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Agency (BKA) Holger Münch, said”In about one-third of proceedings, suspects also included immigrants — and that means that we need to keep a very close eye on this phenomenon”.

Münch seems to have been referring to the fact that migrants who arrived in Germany from Syria, Iraq and other countries during the migrant crisis in 2015-16 are now starting to compete with Germany’s long-established criminal family gangs whose original founders arrived in Germany from Lebanon in the late 1970s during Lebanon’s civil war.

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Islamic Groups ‘Thrilled’ About Governors Approving More Refugees

Islamic organizations say they are “thrilled” about nearly 40 state governors, including 17 Republicans, approving more refugee resettlement for their states thus far.

As Breitbart News reported, there are now 17 Republican governors who have approved more refugee resettlement in their states — including Tennessee’s Bill Lee, Iowa’s Kim Reynolds, Indiana’s Eric Holcomb, and South Dakota’s Kristi Noem.

Refugee contractors have a vested interest in making sure as many refugees are resettled across the U.S. as possible because their annual federally funded budgets are contingent on the number of refugees they resettle. Those refugee contractors include:…

The federally mandated refugee resettlement program has brought more than 718,000 refugees to the U.S. since January 2008 — a group larger than the entire state population of Wyoming, which has 577,000 residents.

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Massive Unemployment Among Migrants in Belgium

Migrants from Islamic countries tip unemployment scales most heavily.

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Methodist Church Goes for Breakup Over Gay Marriage

Rival factions within the Methodist church are contemplating a divorce, weighing plans to split in half due to an intractable dispute over its current ban on gay marriage and LGBT clergy.

The plan will be considered at the church’s major yearly conference in Minneapolis, set for May, which if approved would rupture the denomination into traditionalist and ‘progressive’ camps. The former branch would continue to oppose LGBT marriage and the ordination of gay and lesbian clergy, while the other will open its doors to anyone, regardless of sexual orientation.

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Methodists Agree on Compromise to Split Denomination

Factions in the United Methodist Church (UMC) have reached an initial settlement around its intractable division over LGBT marriage and ordination—offering $25 million to a group of conservative congregations who want to break away and form a new denomination.

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8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/4/2020

  1. As GoV writers will likely behave in accordance with Israeli foreign policy and its local Western agents in respect of the death of the killing of the Iranian general, I thought I would add this topical comment by ex-UK ambassador Craig Murray:

    “The truth of the matter is that if you take every American killed including and since 9/11, in the resultant Middle East related wars, conflicts and terrorist acts, well over 90% of them have been killed by Sunni Muslims financed and supported out of Saudi Arabia and its gulf satellites, and less than 10% of those Americans have been killed by Shia Muslims tied to Iran.

    This is a horribly inconvenient fact for US administrations which, regardless of party, are beholden to Saudi Arabia and its money. It is, the USA affirms, the Sunnis who are the allies and the Shias who are the enemy. Yet every journalist or aid worker hostage who has been horribly beheaded or otherwise executed has been murdered by a Sunni, every jihadist terrorist attack in the USA itself, including 9/11, has been exclusively Sunni, the Benghazi attack was by Sunnis, Isil are Sunni, Al Nusra are Sunni, the Taliban are Sunni and the vast majority of US troops killed in the region are killed by Sunnis. “

    • I prefer to see this from a different angle. The globalists have already gathered a big portion of Europeans under the same flag called EU. Which flag all middle east should go under in the world of the future?

      I am sort of convinced it’s Iran who has been given the task of conquering other areas and eradicating Israel. Anyone who wants to halt globalists’ plans should push back Iran from those conquered areas.

      Just an opinion, but it’s backed up by some evidences. For example the number of freemasons who live in Iran and the extent of their influence.

    • Yes and thank you because we should always trust the topical commentary of some liberal political activist operating out of the UK with his very selective out of context statistics. Absolutely a trustworthy source. Thanks much.

      Never mind the Islamic Republic of Iran has been at war against the US and Israel since 1979. Thank you Jimmy Carter. Then there was Ronbo and something in Beirut on 23 October 1983 concerning Hezbollah and some Iranian and Syrian involvement.

      Because Hezbollah, Iran and Syria are all one and the same entity. Always have been. Ever heard of the Tehran to Beirut corridor? Or when a senior military advisor to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told everyone that this region belongs to us? As in the Iranian regime in Tehran.

      Or how about when Ahmadinejad began speech to the U.N. General Assembly in 2008 with an invocation to the 12th imam for the Mahdivist cult of Shia Islam to which Ahmadinejad subscribes to. Thereby revealing his intention to provoke a world war by attacking both Israel and the US?

      No, instead we should all rely on the opinings of one liberal political activist operating out of the UK. Yes. My mistake. Allow me to bow down to such a wise and all-knowing individual. lol

      So then please sir consider this a warning against the selective use of statistics and the manipulation of data without regard for the overall historic context of the subject matter. When the history books are written a century from now nobody will be quoting any liberal political activist unless it is to illustrate as a side note and reminder as to why people should always have disdain for such types. As horribly inconvenient facts here illustrate this as being.

  2. Soleimani was a semi-literate man who demonstrated devotion to supreme leader and got promoted sooner than he should. Transferred billions of petrodollars to his bank account for his non-existent services, A billion-dollar mindless killer. Where did he study strategy and tactics? What was the focus of his studies? I just laugh when they say “Top General”. He could only kill civilians. Fighting a well-trained and well-equipped army is a different story and neither Soleimani nor any other IQ-80 untrained desertman can get close to that level. WWIII is a joke.

  3. I have never heard of this soleyman in my life, now some say he was the enemy number one since 15 or 20 years, even more dangerous than osama bin laden, (maybe even more than saddam hussein?), some others say he was an hero, a martyr, that he fought ISIS, etc etc.

    I do not believe either one of these stories. Why Iran has his general riding free in Iraq, after “successfull” war in Iraq that “trasformed” it into a “perfect democracy”, is a mystery to me (and I did not even mention the ISIS 2 or 3 years of dark age). Also I did not get how it was possible to arm Saddam against Iran some 40/50s years ago, and then make 2 wars against him, ending with a kind a of state which some medias today say is a puppet government in the hands of Iran. Is that real ?

    I could add so many other unanswered/able questions, but I stop here, I do not like to repeat them to myself. I came to the conclusion that I do not understand a lot of military political geostrategy at this point of my life, or maybe that it does not make any sense at all and the world is absurd, to say the less: I have lost any faith in understanding what is going on, but one thing I know for sure: what happen if a new war start right now ? Not all people die, we know that, most of civilians flee. Where do they flee ? To my country !!! I do not like that a lot, I do not think we can have another arab, iran, muslim, middle eastern person here, it is going to get the hell here as there (it is already bad and I do not see how it is possible to get even worse). So I hope that also these considerations have been taken into account by the war planners, because with the humanitarian ideology, the human rights, the geneva conventin on refugees, and all other crooked lies we have to follow, there will be huge problems in z(u)erope, in case of new war.

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