Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/28/2020

Black Lives Matter protesters marched in a residential area of Beverly Hills chanting “Eat the rich.” Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for a nationwide mandate requiring all citizens to wear masks.

In other news, 15 migrants bound for the UK were rescued off the Belgian coast when their overloaded inflatable dinghy started to sink.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Corona-Depression: Southern Europe Will Never Recover
» NYU Prof: ‘Hundreds, If Not Thousands’ of Universities Will Soon be ‘Walking Dead’
 
USA
» “Black Lives Matter is a Mandate — Pay us What You Owe us” — Top Democrat Demands Reparations (Video)
» “Real Men Wear Masks” — Pelosi Calls for Nation-Wide Mask Mandate
» “This is Not Seattle — We’re Not Putting Up With This Lawlessness Here” — Oklahoma DA Charges Protesters With Terrorism, Rioting and Assault
» “We Offered the Prayer of Exorcism — Because Evil is Present Here” — San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone Holds Exorcism at Site Where Leftists Desecrated Statue of St. Junipero Serra
» 18 Shot in 24 Hours as Spike in Gun Violence in NYC Continues
» Black Lives Matter Militants Storm Target Store in DC, Threaten to Shut Business Down if They Don’t Comply With Demands (Videos)
» Black Lives Matter Mob Marches Through Beverly Hills Neighborhood Chanting ‘Eat the Rich’ (Video)
» Cash4Covid — How Hospitals Are Making Money Off the Coronavirus
» Demon Pelosi Tries to Revive Dead Russia Hoax — Says Russians Must Have Something on Trump
» Developing: Senior Intel Official Tells Catherine Herridge GRU/Taliban Bounty Allegations Were Not in President Trump’s Daily Brief
» Exclusive: Roger Stone Grateful for President Trump Tweeting About Pardon
» Facebook Institutes More Stringent Practices to Prevent Conservative Media and President Trump From Being Shared — in Response to Pressure From Radical Leftist Groups
» Gun Maker Remington Preps for Bankruptcy, Seeks Sale to Navajo Nation
» Horrible News for Democrats: After a Month of Leftist Rioting, Looting and Arson Trump’s Approval With Black Voters Remains at 28%
» Horror! Far Left Mob Beat Christian Man With a Stick at St. Louis Statue After Prayer Service — Three Men Beaten (Video)
» Man Spray Painted ‘Swastikas’ on Friars’ Gravestones at Providence College to Allegedly ‘Protest Slavery’
» Mayhem and Riots Last Night in Harlem as Democrat State and Local Leaders Tell NYPD to Stand Down (Video)
» Media Says Nothing as Hundreds Gather for Pride Fest in Chicago — Totally PC Approved
» Montana Man Arrested After Ripping Down a 10 Commandments Monument With a Chain to His Pickup Truck
» Must Read… Report: Tulsa Arena Management Sabotaged Trump Rally Attendance
» President Trump Says He Expects to be Banned by Twitter Before the 2020 Election
» Private Security Given to Minneapolis City Council Members Who Support Defunding the Police
» Sacha Baron Cohen Caught on Video Staging Antisemitic Stunt to Smear Trump Supporters
» Shooting at Louisville Black Lives Matter Protest Captured on Video, Multiple People Shot
» Tennessee Students Required to Get Flu Shots, COVID-19 Vaccine When it Becomes Available
» The Rolling Stones Threaten to Sue Trump to Stop Playing Their Songs at Campaign Rallies
» Update: One Protester Dead After Shooting at Louisville Black Lives Matter Camp — Shooter is Member of the Movement
» Video: Protestors Request Police Presence for Defund the Police Rally, Citing Safety
» WaPo Corrects Trump on Most ‘Dangerous’ Cities — Says Not All, But 17 Out of 20 Run by Democrats
 
Europe and the EU
» As it Happened: France’s Local Elections See Hildago Win Paris Again, Far-Right Win Perpignan
» ‘Blood All Over’ After Another Stabbing in Glasgow, Scotland
» Change.org Remove Petition to Fire ‘White Lives Don’t Matter’ Prof After 20,000+ Signatures
» France: Extinction Rebellion Occupy Paris Airport Runway, Call to Ban Domestic Flights
» French Giant L’oréal Removes ‘Whitening’ Words From Skincare
» In Greece Highest Share of Own-Account Workers
» Italy: 13 Arrested Over Alleged Milan-Metro-Contract Kickbacks
» Italy: Thyssen Managers Soon to be Jailed Says Prosecutor
» Poland: Duda at 41.8 Pct, Trzaskowski at 30.4 Pct — Ipsos Exit Polls
» UK: Half of Imported Coronavirus Cases Come From Pakistan
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» ‘Free Palestine’ — Black Lives Matter UK Attacks ‘Israel’s Settler Colonial Pursuits’
 
Middle East
» Protestant Pastors Fear Deportation From Turkey
» Turkey’s Christians Decry Crackdown on Religious Freedom
» Why Was There a Massive Explosion Near Tehran in Iran?
 
Russia
» Russia Rejects New York Times Report Claiming Russia Using Taliban to Attack US Forces, Says Fake News Causing Threat to Russians in US and UK
 
South Asia
» “It’s a Curse to be Born in an Islamic Country” Says Mother of the 14-Year-Old Abducted Hindu Girl in Sindh, Pakistan
» Hindu Girl Heckled for Requesting to Lower Down Volume of Azaan Blaring From a Mumbai Mosque
» Is the Space for Critical Thinking Shrinking in Pakistan?
 
Far East
» After 84 Years, Japan’s Olympus Shutters Its Camera Biz, Flogs it to Private Equity — Smartphones Are Just Too Good
» China Versus the World an Emboldened Beijing Seeks to Consolidate Its Power
» The Case is Building That COVID-19 Had a Lab Origin
» TikTok Caught Spying on iPhone Users Around the World
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Government Wants to Partner With Social Media Companies to Review “Misinformation”
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» “32,000 Christians Butchered to Death”: The Persecution of Christians, May 2020
 
Immigration
» 15 Migrants Rescued Off Belgian Coast
» EU Asylum Applications Rise for First Time Since 2015 Wave
» Glasgow Migrant Hotel Stabber Named as Badreddin Abadlla Adam
» Italian Leftist MP Accused of Exploiting Migrants for Election Campaign
» Swedish Feminist Party Demands Minimum of 100,000 Asylum Seekers Every Year
 
Culture Wars
» Comedy Writer Permanently Banned From Twitter for Saying “Men Aren’t Women”
» Facebook: Aggressive Censorship Against Conservatives, Republicans
» Hispanic YouTuber Posts Disturbing Video Saying “We Need to Kill White People”
» Prince Harry and Meghan Reportedly Lobbying Companies to Pull Ads From Facebook Over “Hate Speech”
» Radical Feminist Who Argued for the Extermination of Men Glorified in the ‘NY Times’
 

Corona-Depression: Southern Europe Will Never Recover

If southern Europe does not recover economically, we can expect continued depopulation as their fertility rates remain depressed and their more enterprising youth, particularly the educated, head north. These nations’ financial and political dependence on the north will grow. North-European economies will of course benefit from the inflow of southern European immigrants, partly counteracting the effects of Afro-Islamic immigration.

Politically, we have fertile ground for instability. The Macron régime is already barely able to keep the more uppity elements of the (neo-)French population — whether white gilets-jaunes or Afro-Islamic BLM marchers — at bay.

Italy looks to be on the verge of explosion. Both the political establishment and the people at large are becoming anti-EU. The inchoate populist-leftoid Five-Sar Movement has collapsed. Matteo Salvini’s nationalist Lega is being outflanked . . . by the even more nationalist Brothers of Italy.

Imagine that the euro-globalist establishment in these countries will now have to manage these pressures with additional grinding years of mass unemployment and belt-tightening. Italy has strong prospects for decisively flipping to a national-populist regime in the coming years and joining the ranks of Visegrad. (I am less optimistic for France.)

In the long run, I am talking 30-40 years, we can expect that northern Europe will become so dysfunctional that people prefer living in southern or eastern Europe. Non-Whites currently make up around 20% of the north-west European population. When this rises to 40 or 50%, we can expect the situation to get very unstable indeed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NYU Prof: ‘Hundreds, If Not Thousands’ of Universities Will Soon be ‘Walking Dead’

As colleges attempt to recover from the pandemic and prepare for future semesters, a New York University professor estimates that the next 5-10 years will see one to two thousand schools going out of business.

Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business told Hari Sreenivasan on PBS’ “Amanpour and Co.” that many colleges are likely to suffer to the point of eventual extinction as a result of the coronavirus.

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

“Black Lives Matter is a Mandate — Pay us What You Owe us” — Top Democrat Demands Reparations (Video)

This should come as no surprise.

Radical Democrat Ayanna Pressley took to the House floor last week and demanded the American people “pay us what you owe us.”

The Massachusetts Representative says Black Lives Matter has a mandate.

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

“Real Men Wear Masks” — Pelosi Calls for Nation-Wide Mask Mandate

Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for a nationwide mask mandate on Sunday morning.

Pelosi went on to say the only reason there is NOT a nationwide mandate is to “not offend” President Trump.

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

“This is Not Seattle — We’re Not Putting Up With This Lawlessness Here” — Oklahoma DA Charges Protesters With Terrorism, Rioting and Assault

Several Black Lives Matter protesters were arrested and charged with terrorism, rioting and assault following the violent protests in Oklahoma City following the death of George Floyd.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater told the rioters, “This is not Seattle. We’re not putting up with this lawlessness here.”

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

“We Offered the Prayer of Exorcism — Because Evil is Present Here” — San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone Holds Exorcism at Site Where Leftists Desecrated Statue of St. Junipero Serra

The statue of St. Junipero Serra was desecrated and toppled this past week in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

Serra was canonized a saint by Pope Francis in 2015 and statues of him have been vandalized in California on multiple occasions due to his work attempting to convert native Americans to Catholicism. Serra built several missions in California from San Diego to San Francisco. The Spanish priest believed that it was tragic to allow people to die without having converted, while death for someone a believer was something to be celebrated.

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

18 Shot in 24 Hours as Spike in Gun Violence in NYC Continues

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — At least 18 people were shot in less than 24 hours across New York City as a two week long spike in gun violence across the city continued.

Police said a total of 70 people were shot this week, compared to 26 the same week last year.

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

Black Lives Matter Militants Storm Target Store in DC, Threaten to Shut Business Down if They Don’t Comply With Demands (Videos)

Black Lives Matter militants stormed a Target store in DC this weekend threatening to shut down their business if they didn’t comply with the mob’s demands.

It appears this mob is taking direct orders from Black Lives Matter Leader Hawk Newsome who issued a terroristic threat last week on live broadcast.

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

Black Lives Matter Mob Marches Through Beverly Hills Neighborhood Chanting ‘Eat the Rich’ (Video)

A Black Lives Matter mob marched through Beverly Hills chanting ‘eat the rich’ on Friday night.

The mob was once again not targeting police or the government, but the homes of random citizens.

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

Cash4Covid — How Hospitals Are Making Money Off the Coronavirus

Hospitals in the US are getting money for diagnosing Covid19. They get more money if those patients are then put on ventilators. It’s time we really started thinking about what that means. Early on in the launch of the Sars-Cov-2/Covid19 “pandemic”, it was revealed by Dr Scott Jensen that hospitals in the US were getting paid bonuses for diagnosing Covid19 in their patients, and then larger bonuses again if those patients were put on ventilators.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Demon Pelosi Tries to Revive Dead Russia Hoax — Says Russians Must Have Something on Trump

Demon Pelosi tried desperately on Sunday to revive the Russia hoax.

After three years of investigations and spying on candidate trump, his campaign, his family, his transition team and his administration, the criminal Obama deep state were not able to find any links between Russia and Donald Trump. Democrats smeared him in their attempted coup but found NOTHING.

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

Developing: Senior Intel Official Tells Catherine Herridge GRU/Taliban Bounty Allegations Were Not in President Trump’s Daily Brief

The New York Times on Friday published a story claiming that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban forces to kill US troops, citing “officials briefed on the matter.”

President Trump early Sunday morning dismissed the New York Times report on the GRU-Taliban allegations.

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

Exclusive: Roger Stone Grateful for President Trump Tweeting About Pardon

Speaking exclusively to TGP Sunday afternoon Roger Stone told us that he encouraged by President Trump’s RT on Saturday referencing a National File article calling on Trump to pardon his longtime friend and ally. According to Politico, it also promoted a petition urging the Commander-in-Chief to save Stone from being forced into a Corona infested federal prison in Georgia.

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

Facebook Institutes More Stringent Practices to Prevent Conservative Media and President Trump From Being Shared — in Response to Pressure From Radical Leftist Groups

Outrageous! After preventing nearly all conservative posts from being shared on its platform since the 2016 Presidential election, Facebook is now preventing all content from conservative thinkers being shared on its platform period.

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

Gun Maker Remington Preps for Bankruptcy, Seeks Sale to Navajo Nation

Firearms manufacturer Remington Arms Co. is preparing to file for chapter 11 protection for the second time since 2018 and is in advanced talks for potential bankruptcy sale to the Navajo Nation, people familiar with the matter said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Horrible News for Democrats: After a Month of Leftist Rioting, Looting and Arson Trump’s Approval With Black Voters Remains at 28%

After a month of rioting, arson and looting in cities across the US President Trump’s approval in the black community continues to grow.

Approval for Donald Trump from black voters remains at 28%.

And Trump’s approval among black voters has remained on average over 20% (22.8%) since late May.

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

Horror! Far Left Mob Beat Christian Man With a Stick at St. Louis Statue After Prayer Service — Three Men Beaten (Video)

Last week the Gateway Pundit announced a prayer rally on Saturday at the iconic St. Louis Statue on Art Hill in Forest Park in St. Louis City.

The radical left wants the St. Louis statue removed.

Several priests showed up at the statue on Saturday to pray around the time of our rally.

One local priest was heckled and harassed while he tried to explain the history of St. Louis of France.

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

Man Spray Painted ‘Swastikas’ on Friars’ Gravestones at Providence College to Allegedly ‘Protest Slavery’

Police have arrested a man who spray painted swastikas on gravestones on the Providence College Campus before attacking a security guard.

Keveon Gomera, 26, has been charged with vandalism and assault with intent to commit a felony.

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

Mayhem and Riots Last Night in Harlem as Democrat State and Local Leaders Tell NYPD to Stand Down (Video)

Defund the police, right?

Mayor de Blasio should resign in disgrace.

There was absolute mayhem and anarchy last night in Harlem when police responded to a shots fired call.

Rioters threw projectiles and glass bottles at a police cruiser last night in Harlem as the police stood down.

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

Media Says Nothing as Hundreds Gather for Pride Fest in Chicago — Totally PC Approved

Gay Pride was held today in Chicago.

Hundreds, if not thousands, flocked to the annual party in downtown Chicago.

Of course, the media cheered this crowd since it was not a Trump rally.

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

Montana Man Arrested After Ripping Down a 10 Commandments Monument With a Chain to His Pickup Truck

A Montana Democrat was arrested for ripping down the Kalispell 10 Commandments monument with a chain tied to a pickup truck.

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

Must Read… Report: Tulsa Arena Management Sabotaged Trump Rally Attendance

An article published several days ago written by an anonymous attendee made the claim that the management for the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma sabotaged attendance for the campaign rally by President Trump held there last Saturday resulting in thousands of empty seats in the BOK Center and the cancellation of plans for Trump and Vice President Pence to speak to an expected overflow crowd of thousands on a stage set up just outside the arena before speaking at the rally inside.

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

President Trump Says He Expects to be Banned by Twitter Before the 2020 Election

President Trump has revealed that he expects his Twitter account with more than 82 million followers to be banned in the run up to the 2020 US presidential election.

Trump made the comments during a recent interview with the publisher of The Federalist, Ben Domenech, when asked whether he expects to soon be banned by Twitter.

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

Private Security Given to Minneapolis City Council Members Who Support Defunding the Police

Minneapolis is spending $4,500 a day on private security for three city council members who support defunding the police after allegedly receiving threats, a local report published Friday showed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Sacha Baron Cohen Caught on Video Staging Antisemitic Stunt to Smear Trump Supporters

Original Jussie Smollett who wrote ‘Throw The Jew Down The Well’ caught trying to stage similar incident to frame Trump voters as racists.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Shooting at Louisville Black Lives Matter Protest Captured on Video, Multiple People Shot

At least two people were shot at the Black Lives Matter protest in Louisville’s Jefferson Square Park on Saturday.

Police have confirmed that one person has died from their injuries.

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

Tennessee Students Required to Get Flu Shots, COVID-19 Vaccine When it Becomes Available

University of Tennessee students will have to get their flu shot this fall and also be immunized for COVID-19 if a vaccine becomes available under an emergency rule unanimously approved Friday by the university’s Board of Trustees.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Rolling Stones Threaten to Sue Trump to Stop Playing Their Songs at Campaign Rallies

The Rolling Stones are threatening to sue President Trump over his continued playing of the iconic 1960s British Invasion group’s music at his campaign rallies. The Stones made the threat in a follow-up to a demand by BMI, the performing rights organization, that the Trump campaign stop playing Stones songs.

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

Update: One Protester Dead After Shooting at Louisville Black Lives Matter Camp — Shooter is Member of the Movement

At least two people were shot at the Black Lives Matter protest in Louisville’s Jefferson Square Park on Saturday.

Police have confirmed that one person has died from their injuries.

The shocking shooting was captured on a Facebook livestream, which has since been removed, but multiple people captured the clip.

First responders were seen putting a victim on a stretcher into an ambulance, but it is unclear how many people were shot or their conditions.

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

Video: Protestors Request Police Presence for Defund the Police Rally, Citing Safety

Over the weekend, a video of a police officer went viral. In that video, an unidentified police officer explains that he was called to provide security for protesters.

presence for a…wait for it…”defund the police” rally.

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

WaPo Corrects Trump on Most ‘Dangerous’ Cities — Says Not All, But 17 Out of 20 Run by Democrats

Desperate nitpicking by far-left newspaper earns widespread mockery on social media.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

As it Happened: France’s Local Elections See Hildago Win Paris Again, Far-Right Win Perpignan

In France’s second round of local elections Marine Le Pen’s far-right party has won in Perpignan, Anne Hidalgo has been re-elected mayor of Paris and France’s green party is on the rise.

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

‘Blood All Over’ After Another Stabbing in Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow saw another stabbing on Sunday in what police are describing as a “targeted attack”. The incident comes just days after a knife rampage by a Sudanese migrant horrified the Scottish city.

Around noon, Scottish police cordoned off Argyle Street as emergency services attended to the stabbing victim.

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

Change.org Remove Petition to Fire ‘White Lives Don’t Matter’ Prof After 20,000+ Signatures

A petition to fire Cambridge professor Priyamvada Gopal, who was promoted after tweeting that “White Lives Don’t Matter. As white lives”, has been removed by Change.org after receiving over 20,000 signatures.

Professor Gopal posted her provocative “White Lives Don’t Matter. As white lives” message around the same time as Burnely Football Club supporter Jake Hepple had a banner reading “White Lives Matter Burnley!” flown over a match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, shortly after three white people were stabbed to death in Reading, England.

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

France: Extinction Rebellion Occupy Paris Airport Runway, Call to Ban Domestic Flights

Members of the climate change alarmist group Extinction Rebellion occupied runways at Paris Orly Airport on Friday, interrupting flights and demanding domestic air travel be cancelled.

Airports in France, heavily impacted by coronavirus restrictions, begun increasing their operations only recently, but passenger flights were interrupted by the Extinction Rebellion group on Friday morning, with activists demanding that all domestic air travel in France be banned.

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

French Giant L’oréal Removes ‘Whitening’ Words From Skincare

French cosmetics giant L’Oréal has announced that it will be removing certain words — including “whitening” — from its products in response to the spread of anti-racism protests and the anti-racism movement worldwide.

In a statement published on Saturday June 27, the group said it had “decided to remove the words ‘white/whitening’, ‘fair/fairness’ and ‘light/lightening’ from all its ‘skin evening’ products”.

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

In Greece Highest Share of Own-Account Workers

High percentage also in Italy, Poland and Romania

(ANSA) — BELGRADE, 15 GIU — In 2019, Greece recorded the highest share of own-account workers (21% of the total employment), followed by Italy (15%), Poland and Romania (both 14%), new data from Eurostat show. The lowest shares were recorded in Denmark and Luxembourg (both 4%), followed by Germany and Sweden (both 5%).

Last year, 18 million people aged 20 to 64 in the European Union were self-employed without employees, otherwise known as own-account workers, 9% of the total employment, the EU statistical office said.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: 13 Arrested Over Alleged Milan-Metro-Contract Kickbacks

Transport company manager among suspects

(ANSA) — ROME, JUN 23 — Finance police on Tuesday arrested 13 people in relation to a probe into alleged kickbacks and rigged tenders for Milan metro contracts.

Among the people arrested was Paolo Bellini, a manager for Milan public transport company ATM who was in charge of signalling and automation systems for the Milan metro.

Two managers working for Alstom Ferroviari and one for Siemens Mobility were also detained.

The probe regards eight contracts worth 150 million euros.

Milan prosecutor Francesco Greco said that Bellini is accused of taking 125,000 euros in bribes in 2018 and 2019.

He said the investigation had uncovered “the existence of a system of methodical alteration of tender competitions called by ATM” that gravitated around Bellini.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Thyssen Managers Soon to be Jailed Says Prosecutor

Ex CEO Espenhahn, ex-exec Priegnitz appeals rejected

(ANSA) — Turin, June 12 — The two German managers who have been convicted over the December 2007 fire at the Thyssenkrupp steelworks in Turin that killed seven workers will shortly be jailed, Piedmont prosecutor general Francesco Saluzzo said Friday.

Former CEO Harald Espenhahn, whose sentence was reduced on appeal to 9 years and 8 months, and Gerald Priegnitz, whose term was cut to 6 years and 3 months, saw their final appeals rejected by Germany’s high court in January.

Saluzzo was speaking after receiving a report from Eurojust.

Victims’ relatives have been calling for the two managers to be jailed for years.

Saluzzo said procedures regarding the pair had been slowed by the COVID emergency.

Former MP and blaze survivor Antonio Boccuzzi said “finally good news.

“On the one hand, the no to semi-liberty, on the other, perhaps, the end to an affair that has lasted 12 and a half years. “It’s a wound that as well as not being healed, gets continuously infected”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Poland: Duda at 41.8 Pct, Trzaskowski at 30.4 Pct — Ipsos Exit Polls

Incumbent right-wing President Andrzej Duda and centrist Civic Coalition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski entered the second round of the presidential election, winning 41.8 percent and 30.4 percent of the vote, respectively, an Ipsos exit poll showed.

Independent candidate Szymon Holownia garnered 13.3 percent, far-right leader Krzysztof Bosak secured 7.4 percent, The Left’s Robert Biedron won got 2.9 percent and agrarian leader Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz got 2.6 percent.

According to Ipsos, the turnout was 62.9 percent.

A runoff between the two top contenders will be held in two weeks, on July 12.

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

UK: Half of Imported Coronavirus Cases Come From Pakistan

People arriving from Pakistan brought half of all the imported coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom since March, a report has found.

As a result of the United Kingdom refusing to close down travel from virus hotspots during the pandemic, over 65,000 people from Pakistan — most of whom are believed to hold British passports — arrived in the country since March 1st.

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

‘Free Palestine’ — Black Lives Matter UK Attacks ‘Israel’s Settler Colonial Pursuits’

The Twitter-verified Black Lives Matter UK organisation has posted a “FREE PALESTINE” diatribe attacking “Israel’s settler colonial pursuits” and people allegedly being “gagged of the right to critique Zionism”.

“As Israel moves forward with the annexation of the West Bank, and mainstream British politics is gagged of the right to critique Zionism, and Israel’s settler colonial pursuits, we loudly and clearly stand beside our Palestinian comrades,” the group declared, hailing their supposed brothers-in-struggle with terminology commonly if not exclusively used among the far left and unreconstructed communists — and adding an emphatic “FREE PALESTINE”.

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

Protestant Pastors Fear Deportation From Turkey

Tensions have been growing between the Turkish government and the country’s Christian community. Religious freedom is in jeopardy, as the Subasigüller case illustrates.

For the past ten years, Joy Anna Crow Subasigüller had enjoyed a happy life in Turkey. The US citizen had married a Turkish man and started a family. But then, one day, Turkey’s migration department surprisingly refused to renew her residence permit — without providing any specific explanation.

“This decision makes me very sad — I love Turkey and the Turkish people,” Subasigüller told DW. “I have lived here for ten years, they were the best years of my life,” she adds. She says she is a stay-at-home-mother, who poses no threat to Turkey at all.

The mother of three suspects Turkey’s decision to deport her has to do with her husband, who works as a Protestant pastor in the capital Ankara. The couple plans to contest the decision in court, hoping it will reveal the real reason why Joy Anna Crow Subasigüller now faces deportation.

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]
 

Turkey’s Christians Decry Crackdown on Religious Freedom

A number of Christian pastors have warned of growing repression of Christianity under the rule of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Deutsche Welle reported Saturday.

The president of the Istanbul Protestant Church Foundation (IPKV), Timur Topuz, saidthat Christian pastors in Turkey are facing growing hostility, especially since the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who had been detained in Turkey for nearly two years on charges of involvement in the failed July 2016 coup against President Erdogan.

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

Why Was There a Massive Explosion Near Tehran in Iran?

A massive explosion near Tehran lit up the sky on Thursday night, so brightly that it looked like the sun for a split second. Iran’s official story is that a gas storage facility had a minor accident and no one was harmed. It was “fortunate,” Iran’s official account says. Nothing to be concerned about. Video shows a small pipe had burst open and exploded.

Iran’s own Press TV showed the glowing explosion. There is a lot of speculation that the facility that exploded is more than just a gas leak. It has links to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and missiles. Others suggested it has links to a nuclear facility and the military. Villages near the facility were likely affected and residents may know more. All of this points to a questionable incident.

A facility that just happens to be near one of Iran’s major areas for producing rockets and also linked to the country’s nuclear research and nuclear program? At the very least you don’t want those kinds of sensitive sites just blowing up without any clear explanation.

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

Russia Rejects New York Times Report Claiming Russia Using Taliban to Attack US Forces, Says Fake News Causing Threat to Russians in US and UK

On Friday, Russia slammed the controversial US daily New York Times for peddling fake news against the country after a report by the publication had claimed that Moscow had offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill troops of the US-led coalition in Afghanistan.

The Russian embassy in Washington DC released a statement lashing out the New York Times, calling the accusations against its government as “baseless”.

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

“It’s a Curse to be Born in an Islamic Country” Says Mother of the 14-Year-Old Abducted Hindu Girl in Sindh, Pakistan

Another 14-year-old Hindu girl has been abducted in Pakistan. According to an activist, Rahat Austin, working in Pakistan, the alleged abduction took place on 27th June in Saedabad, Hala Mitiari, of Sindh province Pakistan. In a video shared by the activist, the mother of the abducted girl was seen broken down with grief. She kept on saying that “It’s a curse to be born in an Islamic country.”

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

Hindu Girl Heckled for Requesting to Lower Down Volume of Azaan Blaring From a Mumbai Mosque

Jihadi people tried to attack the police and protestants.

Sumedha Shinde | HENB | Mumbai | June 28, 2020:: A Hindu girl in the Mankhurd region of Mumbai was bullied by Muslim residents for raising her voice against the blaring of Prayer Call (azaan) in high volume from a neighbourhood mosque in her area.

The victim, Karishma Bhosale, living in Mankhurd, had visited a nearby mosque to convince the authorities to lower the volume of the azaan that blared through a loudspeaker installed right in front of her window. However, when she reached the mosque with her plea, a raft of belligerent Muslims accosted her and intimidated her for requesting to reduce the volume of azaan.

In a series of tweets, Ms Karishma expressed the ordeal she had to go through at the mosque on Twitter. She alleged that within minutes of visiting the mosque for asking them to lower the volume of the loudspeaker, scores of people gathered in the mosque, including men and women and entered into an altercation with her.

As can be seen in the above video, a Muslim woman gets in a war of words with Ms Karishma, presumably to intimidate her for registering her disapproval against the high volume of azaan roaring through the loudspeakers.

In the subsequent tweets, Ms Karishma shared videos from the mosque where patrons of the mosque were seen shouting slogans against her in presence of the police officials who were trying to pacify the situation.

In the ensuing commotion, it can be seen that the police officials walk her out of the mosque premises even as people keep shouting and intimidating her. One of the voices in the background ominously shouts, “Masjid tere baap ki hai kya?” which roughly translates to “Is the mosque owned by your father”. The crowd gathered at the mosque went berserk and even police officials who were at the spot to placate the emotions had to bear the brunt of the fury of Muslims in the mosque…

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Is the Space for Critical Thinking Shrinking in Pakistan?

A number of liberal academics have been sacked by their universities, allegedly over their anti-government stance. Rights groups have expressed grave concerns over a shrinking space for dissent in Pakistan.

Ammar Ali Jan, a prominent Pakistani academic and activist, recently said on Twitter that he would be parting ways with Lahore’s Forman Christian College (FCC), where he taught political science.

Jan is a renowned progressive scholar who participates regularly in social and political movements. He has been vocal against alleged military atrocities in the insurgency-marred Baluchistan province. He also lends support to the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) in the country’s northwestern areas.

“After I participated in a student demonstration, the government registered a sedition case against me. The university administration told me to stay away from these activities and warned that they would take action against me if I didn’t knuckle under,” Jan told DW, adding that educational institutions in Pakistan are being pressured by authorities to toe their line.

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After 84 Years, Japan’s Olympus Shutters Its Camera Biz, Flogs it to Private Equity — Smartphones Are Just Too Good

Japanese optics manufacturer Olympus is winding down its 84-year-old camera division and selling it off to private-equity firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP).…

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China Versus the World an Emboldened Beijing Seeks to Consolidate Its Power

Beijing is ruthlessly expanding its power. But resistance is growing around the world — and Germany will soon play a key role.

By Georg Fahrion, Christiane Hoffmann, Laura Höflinger, Peter Müller, Jörg Schindler und Bernhard Zand

The Galwan Valley in the Himalayas is located at an altitude of 4,000 meters (13,123 feet). It is a remote area where the slopes are covered in snow all year round. Last week, the valley made an appearance on the global political stage. China and India, the two most populous countries on the planet faced off along their — disputed — Himalayan border. The exact location of where one country ends and the next begins has long been unsettled. Indeed, the two countries went to war over it in 1962.

As the two nuclear-armed states clashed, at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed on the night of June 15. There were also reports of deaths on the Chinese side.

For the first time in almost half a century, the rivalry between the two neighbors has cost human lives. No shots are said to have been fired. Patrols in the area generally don’t carry firearms. Both governments are apparently aware that they could easily trigger a world war. The soldiers may have beaten each other to death with stones and clubs. Some are said to have fallen into a ravine during the fighting.

The incident shows how quickly the situation in Asia can escalate and how a cold war can turn into a hot one at any given moment, despite the high level of caution.

In the Galwan Valley, claims and interests collide. On the one side, there’s the People’s Republic of China, which is expanding its power in the region. In late April, while India was preoccupied with a worsening coronavirus crisis, the Chinese army is said to have moved troops into the border area and encroached on Indian territory in several places. At least that’s what the government in New Delhi says.

On the other side, there are countries like India that don’t want to put up with China’s expansionism.

It isn’t only the Chinese-Indian relationship that’s tense. Resistance against China is growing in many parts of the world. Conflicts sometimes take place openly, as in the case of India, and at others covertly.

“What we are seeing now is just the beginning of a global backlash,” says Indian geostrategist Brahma Chellaney.

Decoupling From China

Beijing’s growing strength is leading to a “fundamental shifting” of the global balance of power, says NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, adding that in the future, the Western military alliance should cooperate more closely with “like-minded countries,” such as Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea. NATO must “stand up for a world built on freedom and democracy, not on bullying and coercion.” Stoltenberg didn’t have to mention China by name. Everyone knows who he meant…

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]
 

The Case is Building That COVID-19 Had a Lab Origin

Was the WIV doing experiments that might release PPPs?

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TikTok Caught Spying on iPhone Users Around the World

Users currently testing the beta version of the upcoming iOS 14 software for iPhones have found that TikTok is recording what they are typing on their phones, which could range from non-sensitive information to passwords or even sensitive emails.

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Australian Government Wants to Partner With Social Media Companies to Review “Misinformation”

The ACMA (Australian Communication and Media Authority) wants to collaborate with digital platforms to develop a cross-platform code of counter that will help counter misinformation in the country.

“The ACMA encourages platforms to consider a single, industry-wide code that provides appropriate protections and remedies for Australian users of digital platforms. It expects this code will be consumer-centric, readily accessible to the public, and fit-for-purpose for Australia,” it wrote in a position paper.

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“32,000 Christians Butchered to Death”: The Persecution of Christians, May 2020

The following are among the abuses Muslims inflicted on Christians throughout the month of May 2020:

The Slaughter of Christians

Nigeria: From January 2020 to mid-May 2020, Muslim terrorists massacred at least 620 Christians (470 by Fulani herdsmen and 150 by Boko Haram). According to a May 14 report:

“Militant Fulani Herdsmen and Boko Haram … have intensified their anti-Christian violence … with hacking to death in the past four months and half of 2020 of no fewer than 620 defenseless Christians, and wanton burning or destruction of their centers of worship and learning. The atrocities against Christians have gone unchecked and risen to alarming apogee with the country’s security forces and concerned political actors looking the other way or colluding with the Jihadists. Houses burnt or destroyed during the period are in their hundreds; likewise dozens of Christian worship and learning centers.”

The report further states that, since 2009, “not less than 32,000 Christians have been butchered to death by the country’s main Jihadists.”

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

15 Migrants Rescued Off Belgian Coast

Fifteen migrants attempting to reach Britain were rescued off the Belgian coast after their inflatable dinghy began sinking, authorities said on Sunday.

The raft, built for a capacity of seven, left the French town of Dunkirk late Friday and a passenger was able to make an emergency call several hours later.

The Belgian coast guard rescued the passengers about 11 kilometres (six miles) offshore and took them to the port of Ostende.

The passengers, all male adults, were from Egypt, Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait, a prosecutors statement said.

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EU Asylum Applications Rise for First Time Since 2015 Wave

Asylum applications to the EU increased for the first time last year since the migration crisis of 2015, according to the latest report from the European Asylum Support Office (Easo) on Thursday (25 June).

The Easo report shows that migration trends in the EU vary considerably from country to country, and from north to south.

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

Glasgow Migrant Hotel Stabber Named as Badreddin Abadlla Adam

An asylum seeker who stabbed six people including a police officer at the Glasgow hotel where he was being accommodated free of charge has been named as Badreddin Abadlla Adam.

“The man who died after being shot by armed officers during the incident in West George Street, Glasgow, on Friday, 26 June, can now be named as Badreddin Abadlla Adam, 28, from Sudan. The identity is based on information the deceased provided to the Home Office earlier this year,” Police Scotland explained in an official statement.

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

Italian Leftist MP Accused of Exploiting Migrants for Election Campaign

A member of the left-wing Italian Democratic Party (PD) has been accused of exploiting migrants during her election campaign by giving money to a pro-migrant group which allegedly made migrants work for free.

Democratic Party MP Elena Carnevali from the city of Bergamo is said to have reached out to the Ruah cooperative, a social centre that manages around 1,600 asylum seekers and has a cash flow of around €9 million (£8.15m/$10.1m) per year.

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

Swedish Feminist Party Demands Minimum of 100,000 Asylum Seekers Every Year

The feminist party wants Sweden to have a minimum requirement of taking in at least 100 000 asylum seekers per year, saying migration has “positive economic macro effects”.

The Economic Policy spokesman for the Feminist Party took to Twitter, writing “Sweden should have a migration floor. How can we guarantee that Sweden takes in at least 100 000 asylum applications every year”.

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

Comedy Writer Permanently Banned From Twitter for Saying “Men Aren’t Women”

Irish comedy writer Graham Linehan has been permanently banned from Twitter after he tweeted “men aren’t women tho” in response to a tweet by a women’s group wishing men who identify as women a happy Pride Month.

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

Facebook: Aggressive Censorship Against Conservatives, Republicans

Project Veritas today released one of the most damning undercover investigation reports—this time insiders used hidden cameras to document rampant censorship occurring at social media giant: Facebook.

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Hispanic YouTuber Posts Disturbing Video Saying “We Need to Kill White People”

Warning, this video is truly disturbing.

A Hispanic Youtuber named Sabastian Esquibel posted a video calling for the murder of all white people.

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

Prince Harry and Meghan Reportedly Lobbying Companies to Pull Ads From Facebook Over “Hate Speech”

What’s wrong with Facebook’s advertising business, you might ask? So many things.

Surely most importantly and conspicuously, it’s the fact that together with Google, this (fundamental) portion of Facebook’s business takes up so much space in the global digital market that they form what is pretty much tantamount to a duopoly, while both giants unabashedly feed on their trillion-dollar business off of their users’ personal data, routinely sold to the highest third-party ad bidder.

But — that’s not exactly what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle worry about. When they criticize Facebook’s ad business, they somehow utterly unsurprisingly go for the skin-deep, or even non-existent problems with the platform — certainly not merely as relevant as the deeply ingrained problems that have plagued the social media giant for more than a decade now.

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

Radical Feminist Who Argued for the Extermination of Men Glorified in the ‘NY Times’

The New York Times has been running a series of “obituaries” of “Overlooked” people who were not given an obit in the newspaper at the time of their death. They include people of color, feminists, queers, gays — anyone that the Times thinks now should have had an obit when they passed.

Of course, this leads to some rather interesting choices.

  • Kate Worley — a “pioneering” writer of erotic comics.
  • FN Souza — India’s anti-establishment writer
  • Roberta Cowell — trans trailblazer, pilot, and auto racer

And other minor historical figures.

But today’s installment of “Overlooked” is a doozy. Valerie Solanas was a writer, of sorts, whose main claim to fame is that she put a bullet in Andy Warhol in 1968. She apparently thought that Warhol and his friend, French publisher Maurice Girodias, were conspiring against her so she walked into Warhol’s New York apartment and shot him.

Warhol survived and Solanas ended up in a mental institution for a few months. But as a radical feminist, her obscure, nonsensical writing somehow survives.

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

5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/28/2020

  1. The U.S. of Hollow

    Junior demons litter the culture,
    sucking up all that’s left.
    The Elder knew how to pick em’
    The Boy claimed no such heft.
    Picked apart and long picked over,
    our bird of Giving Thanks.
    America, finally laid to rest,
    by her own traitorous Yanks.
    Liberty & Freedom,
    need no such plan to follow.
    Bleeding slowly across our land,
    The United States of Hollow.

    RJ O’Guillory /Author/ Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

  2. Re France: Extinction Rebellion… call to ban domestic flights.

    They have a legitimate point; France, like most countries in western Europe, has an excellent rail network; going by air may be marginally quicker, but there’s little in it.

  3. Mitch McConnell joined Nancy Pelosi to force every American to “obey the mask”. These people are so detached from the rest of us they live and breath behind a mask of indifference. All the while they do absolutely nothing to protect our communities from an insurgent force of domestic terrorists aided and enabled by certain treasonous governing leaders in left bent states.

    Traitors that are defunding the thin blue line between us and those very same insurgent domestic terrorist groups. All the while if we do anything to protect ourselves or remedy those who wish to destroy our Constitutional Republic we are vilified and attacked by their Fifth Columns in the mainstream media.

    They’ve fully entered into the trap prepared for them to expose their true intentions. Everybody can see them now for the evil ravenous monsters we’ve always known them to be. Like parasites infesting and living off their prey. By exposing themselves they can now be disgorged and annihilated. And imagine it only took a little pain for a lot of gain. Parasites like McConnell, Pelosi, Schumer and the rest of them are finished and I think by their current actions they know it too. See y’all on the other side.

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