Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/4/2020

All four police officers who were involved in the incident in which George Floyd died have now been arrested and charged with murder-related crimes. Meanwhile, a rioter in Minneapolis is being charged with attempted murder for shooting at police during a demonstration. Also, the official autopsy of George Floyd revealed that he was positive for COVID-19 when he died.

In other news, a man made an unprovoked attack on three police officers in Brooklyn, stabbing one in the neck and shooting the other two in the hand. It is thought that the incident may possibly be related to terrorism.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to AA, Dean, Fjordman, JD, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

Financial Crisis
» Almost 43 Million Americans Have Filed for Unemployment During Coronavirus Pandemic
» Eurozone in Fresh Emergency Action to Boost Economy
» Stock Market News Live Updates: Stocks Drift Lower as Early Rally Fizzles, Nasdaq 100 Bounces Off New High
 
USA
» [Updated] Alex Berenson Book Exposing Coronavirus Myths Censored by Amazon?
» “Shoot the White Folks” The Plunderers Yell (Video)
» 1 NYPD Officer Stabbed in Neck, 2 Others Shot in Violent Attack
» 2 Attorneys Accused of Firebombing NYPD Vehicle Are Repeat Bernie Sanders Donors
» 6 Atlanta Cops Face Criminal Charges Over Post-Protest Arrest
» All 4 Cops in George Floyd Death Charged, In Custody
» Around 114 Law Enforcement Officers Injured in Washington Riots
» Atlantic City Man Faces Federal Rioting Charge for Alleged Facebook Post Encouraging Riots During George Floyd Protest
» Catholics Fire Back After D.C. Archbishop Attacks Donald Trump
» Chairman of Joint Chiefs Tells Troops to ‘Uphold the Constitution’ And Says National Guard Are Under Governors’ Orders in Public Rebuke to Donald Trump…
» Chicago Man With ‘Joker’ Mask, Neck Tattoo Caught After Allegedly Setting Police Car Ablaze in George Floyd Riot
» Drew Brees Apologizes for Saying He ‘Will Never Agree With Somebody Disrespecting the Flag’
» Elon Musk Calls for Amazon to be Broken Up in Response to Its Censorship of Dissenting Coronavirus Perspective
» Full George Floyd Autopsy Report Released, Says He Tested Positive for COVID-19
» GoFundMe for George Floyd’s Daughter Approaches $1.5 Million
» Guardian Angels Battle Looters in NYC. Founder and Mayoral Candidate Sliwa Rips De Blasio, Cuomo.
» Hundreds, Including Al Sharpton, Eric Garner’s Mom, Mourn at George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis
» Judge Rules There is Enough Evidence to Try 3 Men for Murder of Ahmaud Arbery
» Lego Pulls Some Advertising for White House and Police Building Sets in Wake of George Floyd Protests
» Los Angeles is Cutting $100m—$150m From LAPD Budget to be “Reinvested in Black Communities and Communities of Color”
» Meghan Markle: ‘The Only Wrong Thing to Say is to Say Nothing’
» Mike Pompeo Meets With 1989 Tiananmen Square Activists at US State Department
» NBA Approves 22-Team Return-to-Play Format to Finish Season
» New Undercover Video Blows Lid Off Antifa Domestic Terrorists
» No Bail for Man Accused of Firing at 21 Boston Police Officers During Riots
» NYC Democrat: If Coronavirus Cases Spike in Next 2 Weeks, “Blame Racism, “ Not Protesters
» One NYPD Officer Stabbed, Two Shot in Hand During Attack
» Pews Burned at Basilica of St. Mary Amid Last Week’s Riots
» Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Stage ‘Sick Out’ To Protest Paper’s ‘Buildings Matter, Too’ Story
» Police: Man Dies After Attempting to Break Into North Philadelphia ATM With Explosives, Approximately 30 Atms Damaged Overnight
» Riot Death Toll Now Higher Than Total Deaths of Unarmed Black People for Whole of 2019
» Rioter Charged With Attempted Murder After Allegedly Shooting at Minneapolis Police
» Robert E Lee Statue: Virginia Governor Announces Removal of Monument
» Ruminations of a Baby Boomer: Sheer Anarchy of This Moment in US History
» Texas A&M Thanks Account Targeting, Publishing Information of Conservative Students
» Texas Top Official: Austin Looting of Target “Organized by an Antifa Webpage”
» Top NYC Health Official Says “Racism” Will be to Blame for Spike in COVID, Not Thousands of Demonstrators Gathering in Close Proximity
» Trump Without Side Effects After Two-Week Course of Anti-Malaria Drug, White House Doctor Says
» Twitter Accuses President Trump of Making ‘False Claims’
» Twitter CEO Dorsey Donates $3m to Kaepernick Fund Providing Legal Defense for Arrested Protesters, Rioters
» Twitter Says it’s Not “Fact-Checking” The President, It’s “Providing Context”
» Video: Good Sanitarians Harassed, Called Racist for Trying to Clean Off BLM Graffiti
» Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to Announce Removal of Robert E. Lee Monument
» Why No Protests or Riots Over the Death of Jeffrey Epstein?
» Woman Sought for Setting Fire at Nashville’s Historic Courthouse During Saturday’s Riots
» YouTube Personality Jake Paul Charged After Allegedly Participating in Scottsdale Riots
 
Canada
» Canadian Police Chief Kneels to Black Lives Matter Protesters
 
Europe and the EU
» Belgium Re-Opens, With Restrictions, On 8 June
» Belgium: Police Arrest Islamists Who Kidnapped and Held 13-Year-Old Boy Hostage for 42 Days
» Ex-Head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove Says Coronavirus ‘Is Man-Made’ And Was ‘Released by Accident’ — After Seeing ‘Important’ Scientific Report
» Former MI6 Head: Coronavirus is Man-Made, Released From a Lab
» German Populist Party Slams Social Democrats Support for Far-Left Antifa
» Greece: Far-Left Activists Torch American Flag Outside US Embassy
» Greek Leftists Set Fire to American Flag, Protest Outside Consulate in Solidarity With ‘U.S. Insurgents’
» Hungary is at War With the Liberal Mainstream, Says Speaker of the House Laszló Kövér
» Slovakia: Prime Minister Offers Olive Branch to Hungarians on Trianon Centenary
» ‘Sweden Doesn’t Acknowledge That it Has a Huge Problem With Racism’
» Sweden: Police Break Up Black Lives Matter Protests in Stockholm (Video)
» Swedish Policewoman Takes a Knee, Cries After “Protesters” Attack Her Vehicle
» Tomlinson: Europe’s Antifa History Should Serve as a Warning to America
» UK: ‘Allah Akhbar’: Journalists Covering London BLM Protests Attacked Live on Air Twice in One Day
» UK: Christian Monument Vandalised With Leftists Suspected
 
Middle East
» U.S. Navy Veteran Michael White Freed From Iran After Nearly 2 Years in Prison
 
South Asia
» Death Row Appeal of Pakistani Christian Couple Imprisoned for Blasphemy Delayed After 6 Years
 
Far East
» 39 Children, Staff Wounded in Knife Attack at China Kindergarten
» Google Bans App That Revealed Apps That Have Ties to China
» Hong Kong: Tens of Thousands Defy Ban to Attend Tiananmen Vigil
» The Tiananmen Square Massacre: From China’s Authoritarian Roots to the Iconic “Tank Man”
» UK in Talks With Japanese Tech Firm to Replace Huawei in 5G as Tensions Increase With China: Report
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Reporter Re-Lives the Terrifying Moment She Was ‘Grabbed by Screwdriver-Wielding Man Shouting Allahu Akbar’ While Covering George Floyd Protests in London on Anniversary of Terror Attack
» Gonorrhoea Explosion: Cases of STIs Soar at Popular Backpacking Hotspot
» Kerri-Anne Kennerley Lashes Out at ‘Chairman Dan’ Andrews’ ‘Disgraceful’ Decision to Reverse Coronavirus Lockdown for Black Lives Matter Protest — After Fining People Millions for Breaking the Rules
» ‘We Will Take Over’: Australian Leader of Extremist Islamic Group Says US Riots Are an ‘Opportunity’ For Muslims to Seize Global Leadership and Impose Sharia Law
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» 27 Killed in Suspected Islamic Attack on Christian Villages in Mali
» Nigerian Christian College Student Raped, Murdered in Church
 
Latin America
» New Species of Frailejon Discovered in Colombia
 
Immigration
» No Functioning Migration Policy Without Mandatory Relocation, Says German Ambassador
 
Culture Wars
» BBC “Worried” That Encrypted Apps Like Signal Can’t be Searched for “Misinformation” In Private Conversations
» CNN: White Children ‘Don’t Deserve Innocence’
» Facebook Deletes Page That Opposes Drag Queen Story Hour for Kids
» US Justice Department Defends Tech Liability Immunity in YouTube Censorship Case
 

Almost 43 Million Americans Have Filed for Unemployment During Coronavirus Pandemic

Another 1.9 million U.S. workers filed for unemployment assistance last week, increasing the total number of jobless claims to 42.6 million, according to the Department of Labor.

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

Eurozone in Fresh Emergency Action to Boost Economy

The European Central Bank has taken further dramatic measures try to boost the eurozone economies, amid their biggest recession since World War Two.

Just months after emergency measures, the central bank said it would increase the size of its bond buying programme by €600bn (£546bn) to €1.35tn.

The programme will run until June 2021, six months longer than planned.

The move will keep borrowing costs low for countries and firms as they face huge budget deficits and recessions.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Stock Market News Live Updates: Stocks Drift Lower as Early Rally Fizzles, Nasdaq 100 Bounces Off New High

Stocks struggled for direction Thursday, with investors mostly looking past a new report showing new unemployment insurance claims totaled another 1.877 million last week, coming in slightly above expectations. The Nasdaq 100 rallied to a fresh intraday record Thursday morning.

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

[Updated] Alex Berenson Book Exposing Coronavirus Myths Censored by Amazon?

On Wednesday evening, former New York Times reporter and author Alex Berenson attempted to self-publish his book, Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns: Part 1: Introduction and Death Counts and Estimates, through Amazon’s self-publishing platform, Kindle Direct Publishing. On Thursday morning, he reported that he’d submitted it and was waiting for the book to go through Amazon’s approval process.

“Last night I submitted my first coronavirus facts booklet (“Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns”) for sale to @amazon,” he tweeted. “Normally the review/publishing process does not take long. Hopefully that will be the case this time and I won’t have to scream about censorship.”

That turned out to be wishful thinking. An hour after that tweet, Berenson reported that Amazon rejected his book. “Today @amazon refused to publish my booklet about the coronavirus because it ‘did not comply’ with their (undisclosed) guidelines,” he reported. “This is outrageous censorship from a company that has gained hugely from lockdowns — and dominates the US book market, especially with stores closed!”

[Comment: From what I understand, the book is now for sale at Amazon.]

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

“Shoot the White Folks” The Plunderers Yell (Video)

Video footage from the riots in Minneapolis has revealed the presence of virulent anti-European American racism in many of the rioters and looters.

One citizen journalist uploaded a video to Twitter which shows a group of individuals driving around Minneapolis in a convertible while the city burns in the background. During the video, a woman can be heard screaming, “Shoot the white folks!”

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

1 NYPD Officer Stabbed in Neck, 2 Others Shot in Violent Attack

Three New York City police officers are recovering after a violent attack late Wednesday night in what the police commissioner called a “completely cowardly, despicable, unprovoked attack on a defenseless police officer.”

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

2 Attorneys Accused of Firebombing NYPD Vehicle Are Repeat Bernie Sanders Donors

Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis, the two New York attorneys accused of firebombing a NYPD vehicle, have been revealed to be supporters of the presidential campaign of Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders.

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

6 Atlanta Cops Face Criminal Charges Over Post-Protest Arrest

Five police officers in Atlanta have been booked on felony charges and another on lesser charges after video showed them using excessive force in arresting two college students returning from a protest over police violence.

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

All 4 Cops in George Floyd Death Charged, In Custody

All four former police officers involved in the death of George Floyd now face criminal charges and are in custody.

Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J Alexander Keung all face aiding and abetting second-degree unintentional murder, as well as aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter, according to court records. Lane reportedly turned himself in.

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

Around 114 Law Enforcement Officers Injured in Washington Riots

WASHINGTON, June 5. /TASS/. Injuries of varying severity as a result of the unrest in the US capital, were inflicted upon 114 employees of various US security agencies, including special services, US Attorney general William Barr announced during a press conference.

“From Saturday until today, the lion’s share of these injuries came over the weekend, there were 114 injuries to law enforcement, most of those to federal agents and inflicted right around the White House. There were 22 hospitalizations and most of those were serious head injuries or concussions that required monitoring and treatment,” Barr said.

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

Atlantic City Man Faces Federal Rioting Charge for Alleged Facebook Post Encouraging Riots During George Floyd Protest

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities charged an Atlantic City man Thursday with using social media to participate in and encourage rioting after investigators reviewed posts and video on his Facebook page. The charge stemmed from events Sunday night in Atlantic City where protesters gathered to decry the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer was recorded pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes.

The Atlantic City protest began peacefully but eventually featured looting and vandalism at outlet stores in the city.

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

Catholics Fire Back After D.C. Archbishop Attacks Donald Trump

A number of prominent Catholics have reacted strongly to a statement by Washington, DC, Archbishop Wilton Gregory denouncing President Trump for visiting a shrine to Pope John Paul II.

“I find it baffling and reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated in a fashion that violates our religious principles, which call us to defend the rights of all people even those with whom we might disagree,” the archbishop said in his statement Tuesday.

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

Chairman of Joint Chiefs Tells Troops to ‘Uphold the Constitution’ And Says National Guard Are Under Governors’ Orders in Public Rebuke to Donald Trump…

[…]as retired generals slam president and Jim Mattis compares him to NAZIS

The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff put himself at odds with Donald Trump Thursday in a memo telling troops to ‘defend the Constitution’ and saying the National Guard was not under federal control — as retired generals including Jim Mattis denounced the president’s handling of the George Floyd protests.

Army General Mark Milley said in a letter to top military leaders that armed forces will continue to protect Americans’ right to ‘freedom of speech and peaceful assembly,’ as the president has called in troops to defend Washington, D.C.

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis issued his first ever open criticism of his former boss in an opinion piece published in The Atlantic on Wednesday.

Mattis also likened Trump’s actions to the rhetoric used by Nazis — to ‘divide and conquer.’

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Chicago Man With ‘Joker’ Mask, Neck Tattoo Caught After Allegedly Setting Police Car Ablaze in George Floyd Riot

Days after a man in a clown mask allegedly lit a Chicago police vehicle on fire in broad daylight, investigators tracked him down — in part because he has the word “PRETTY” tattooed across his neck, according to federal prosecutors.

Timothy O’Donnell, 31, was arrested Tuesday on a federal arson charge, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

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

Drew Brees Apologizes for Saying He ‘Will Never Agree With Somebody Disrespecting the Flag’

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees apologized on Wednesday for saying he did not agree with football players who kneel during the pregame national anthem ceremony to protest against police brutality.

“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” Brees initially said in an interview with Yahoo Finance.

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

Elon Musk Calls for Amazon to be Broken Up in Response to Its Censorship of Dissenting Coronavirus Perspective

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted it’s “time to break up Amazon” after the tech giant temporarily blocked the publication of author Alex Berenson’s book “Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns: Part 1: Introduction and Death Counts and Estimates.”

Amazon rejected Berenson’s book earlier today and claimed that it “does not comply with our guidelines.”

However, after Musk and others slammed the decision, Amazon reversed course and published the book.

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

Full George Floyd Autopsy Report Released, Says He Tested Positive for COVID-19

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office has released their full and final autopsy report on the death of George Floyd, noting that he had tested positive for COVID-19, but it was not a contributing factor in his death.

In the report — which was released with permission from Floyd’s family — the office’s final diagnoses states Floyd “became unresponsive while being restrained by law enforcement officers; he received emergency medical care in the field and subsequently in the Hennepin HealthCare (HHC) Emergency Department, but could not be resuscitated.”

The most notable detail in the final report is that Floyd had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 3. He was still asymptomatic after his death, but had “persistent positivity.”

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

GoFundMe for George Floyd’s Daughter Approaches $1.5 Million

The official GoFundMe page for Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, is closing in on its initial goal of $1.5 million.

With nearly 45,000 donors as of Thursday morning, Gianna’s fund had eclipsed $1.3 million in an outpouring of generosity for the young girl and her mother.

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

Guardian Angels Battle Looters in NYC. Founder and Mayoral Candidate Sliwa Rips De Blasio, Cuomo.

On Tuesday night, the Guardian Angels fought against looters in the East Village of New York City as the looters targeted a Foot Locker store.

Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa stated, “We ran inside and started throwing guys out the door. There was loot on the floor,” adding that the 25 or 30 looters fled from the store but then returned with a bigger mob, some of whom brandished aluminum baseball bats and brought lock cutters and backpacks with tools to pry off plywood.

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

Hundreds, Including Al Sharpton, Eric Garner’s Mom, Mourn at George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis

Hundreds of mourners, including the Rev. Al Sharpton and the mother of Eric Garner, filed into a private memorial service in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon to honor George Floyd, the man whose death in police custody sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

“George Floyd should not be among the deceased,” Sharpton said, beginning his remarks. “He did not die of common health conditions. He died of a common American criminal justice malfunction.”

Sharpton took aim at the criminal justice system’s effects on African Americans and took several swipes at President Trump — first for his controversial move to pose with a Bible near the White House Monday.

“We cannot use Bibles as a prop,” he said. “And for those that have agendas that are not about justice, this family will not let you use George as a prop.”

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Judge Rules There is Enough Evidence to Try 3 Men for Murder of Ahmaud Arbery

A judge ruled Thursday that there is enough evidence to try all three men of murder who were involved in the death of Ahmaud Arbery.

Murder cases against Greg McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan will now proceed to trial court.

As part of the probable cause hearing Thursday, the special agent serving as lead investigator in the case testified that Bryan — who filmed Arbery’s shooting death — told cops that he overheard Travis McMichael — the man who shot and killed Arbery — refer to Arbery as a f****** n***** shortly after shooting him.

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

Lego Pulls Some Advertising for White House and Police Building Sets in Wake of George Floyd Protests

Toy brickmaker Lego paused some advertising for building sets and products including police stations, city police vests and the White House in light of the ongoing protests following the death in police custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

An email sent to some online companies that sell Lego sets requested that marketing for some products be stopped, according to a report by trade website The Toy Book. More than 30 products were listed in the email, dated Tuesday, which stated: “In light of recent events, Lego has requested the below products to be removed from sites and any marketing ASAP.”

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

Los Angeles is Cutting $100m—$150m From LAPD Budget to be “Reinvested in Black Communities and Communities of Color”

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced an enormous transfer of city funds at a press briefing Wednesday, with $100 million to $150 million being stripped from the Los Angeles Police Department’s budget and reallocated to “black communities and communities of color.”

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

Meghan Markle: ‘The Only Wrong Thing to Say is to Say Nothing’

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has spoken out on George Floyd’s death in a video message to pupils at her former high school. She’s the latest celebrity to pound the drum and push the theme that all Americans must speak out.

“What we have seen in our country, our state and in our hometown of LA has been absolutely devastating,” said Meghan, referring the protests-turned-riots which have spread from Minneapolis, where Floyd died, the United States, across the Atlantic to her husband’s home country of Great Britain.

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

Mike Pompeo Meets With 1989 Tiananmen Square Activists at US State Department

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with survivors of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday — two days before the 31-year anniversary of the bloody events of June 4, 1989, and a day after US President Donald Trump pledged to use military force to quell nationwide protests against police killings of black people.

Pompeo met with four Tiananmen protest participants — Wang Dan, Su Xiaokang, Liane Lee and Henry Li — in a closed-door meeting at the State Department headquarters in Washington.

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

NBA Approves 22-Team Return-to-Play Format to Finish Season

The NBA Board of Governors Thursday voted 29-1 to approve a 22-team format to resume the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Florida, the league announced.

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

New Undercover Video Blows Lid Off Antifa Domestic Terrorists

James O’Keefe is the greatest journalist of our time. Coming right in the nick of time to show America what antifa is really like, O’Keefe revealed on Thursday that he’s had an undercover reporter within the ranks of the most secretive domestic terror group in America. Rose City Antifa in Portland is about to get wrecked.

Antifa trains recruits to commit violence

The first video dropped, in a series that will be released in O’Keefe’s usual slow-drip style, shows antifa organizers admitting that they go to events to cause damage and violence to Trump supporters. “It’s not boxing, it’s not kickboxing, it’s like destroying your enemy.”

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

No Bail for Man Accused of Firing at 21 Boston Police Officers During Riots

BOSTON (CBS) — A man who allegedly fired a gun at 21 Boston Police officers during the protests early Monday morning is being held without bail.

John Boampong, 37, of Dorchester, was arraigned on 21 counts of armed assault with intent to murder in connection with the incident that occurred near Providence Street.

At the hearing on Wednesday, a judge denied a motion filed by Boampong to dismiss the charges.

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

NYC Democrat: If Coronavirus Cases Spike in Next 2 Weeks, “Blame Racism, “ Not Protesters

New York City Council Democrat Mark Levine, who represents Uptown Manhattan and is chairman of the council’s health committee, insisted Wednesday that any spike in COVID-19 cases which may occur as a result of recent mass protests and riots is the fault of racism — not the fault of those who gathered in large groups without social distancing.

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

One NYPD Officer Stabbed, Two Shot in Hand During Attack

NEW YORK, June 4 (Xinhua) — A New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer was stabbed and two other officers shot in Brooklyn borough late Wednesday night, and the authorities are investigating whether it’s a terrorism-incited attack, local media reported on Thursday.

The suspect, a 20-year-old man from Brooklyn, slashed an officer in the neck at around 11:45 p.m. (0345 GMT on Thursday) when two officers were patrolling in a police car as the city was in the third night of curfew.

Several officers responded to the scene and found the suspect had grabbed a gun from an officer. During a scuffle for the gun, two officers were shot in the hand. The suspect was eventually struck by a sergeant who arrived later.

It’s currently unclear whether the two officers were shot by the suspect or by friendly fire during the chaos.

The three injured officers were rushed to a nearby hospital and in stable condition, authorities said, while the suspect was in critical condition.

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea called the incident “a complete cowardly, despicable, unprovoked attack on a defenseless police officer,” at a press conference early Thursday.

Local news channel ABC 7 reported that the NYPD and the FBI are working to determine whether the incident is linked to home-grown terrorism or another case of street violence that erupted in recent nights of protests over George Floyd’s death…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Pews Burned at Basilica of St. Mary Amid Last Week’s Riots

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis says that some of its pews were damaged by fire last week amid the unrest in the Twin Cities following the death of George Floyd.

In a message to the community, the basilica said the damage was done early Thursday morning when bottles of flammable fluid were thrown onto the pews, starting a fire.

Two pews and the floor beneath them were damaged by the flames, the basilica said. Security has since been increased.

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

Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Stage ‘Sick Out’ To Protest Paper’s ‘Buildings Matter, Too’ Story

Dozens of Philadelphia Inquirer journalists called out sick on Thursday, demanding the paper make major reforms after it published a headline widely seen as insensitive amid ongoing protests.

“On June 4, we’re calling in sick and tired,” read an open letter from the paper’s “journalists of color.” “Sick and tired of pretending things are OK. Sick and tired of not being heard.”

[Comment: Fire them all and replace them with AIs.]

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

Police: Man Dies After Attempting to Break Into North Philadelphia ATM With Explosives, Approximately 30 Atms Damaged Overnight

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are investigating a series of ATM explosions after several loud booms were heard throughout Philadelphia overnight. In all, a source tells CBS3 some 30 ATMs were damaged, and a botched attempt left one person dead Tuesday morning.

It appears ATMs were still being targeted Tuesday night. Police responded to a reported ATM explosion at North 31st and Baltz Streets in Brewerytown after 10:30 p.m.

CBS3’s Kimberly Davis heard a loud bang followed by flames. There is no word if any money was taken.

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

Riot Death Toll Now Higher Than Total Deaths of Unarmed Black People for Whole of 2019

The death toll from the current riots is now higher than the number of unarmed African-Americans killed throughout the entirety of 2019.

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

Rioter Charged With Attempted Murder After Allegedly Shooting at Minneapolis Police

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 28-year-old St. Paul man faces eight criminal counts including second-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting at police officers during protests against the death of George Floyd.

The attempted incident hours after curfew went into effect in the city. There have been curfews in Minneapolis since Friday night, the day after police withdrew from the MPD’s 3rd Precinct and was subsequently set on fire, as other businesses in the area also went up in flames.

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

Robert E Lee Statue: Virginia Governor Announces Removal of Monument

Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has announced that a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee will be removed from the state capital. The controversial statue will be put into storage “as soon as possible”, the governor said.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Ruminations of a Baby Boomer: Sheer Anarchy of This Moment in US History

Today, we see an endless line of young Americans proposing socialism as the answer to America’s unequal financial problems. More of them endorse defunding all police forces. The Antifa groups mandate no government, no property and no laws or borders. In other words, they push for complete breakdown of the United States and her borders.

How did we inherit so many stupid, violent, if not completely illiterate youth in this country since 1970? What happened to the parents while raising such a spoiled bunch of brats with no understanding of what a Constitutional Republic requires to maintain itself?

One responder gave a few thoughts on how we got this far, this fast and with such violence:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Texas A&M Thanks Account Targeting, Publishing Information of Conservative Students

Texas A&M University publicly collaborated with an anonymous Twitter account creating a “burn book” of conservative students at the university.

Conservative Texas A&M students were recently targeted by a since-deleted Twitter account attempting to notify the university of all “hateful” students on campus. The university responded on Twitter by stating that it would contact Texas A&M officials and issuing a reminder to report any “incidents of hate” to be investigated.

Before starting the Twitter thread, the account remarked on how freedom of speech is “a bitch when it’s against you.” The Twitter account released students’ names, identifying pictures, and an explanation or retweet about why each individual is deserving of scorn.

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

Texas Top Official: Austin Looting of Target “Organized by an Antifa Webpage”

A top law enforcement officer in Texas said Tuesday that there is evidence members of the far-left extremist group Antifa were involved in organizing the looting and vandalism of a Target store in Austin over the weekend.

“The protest and looting of Target in Austin that was done and organized by an Antifa webpage and, of course, the surveillance that was provided over the internet identifying where law enforcement resources were staged, was done over Antifa accounts,” Texas Department of Public Safety Director Col. Steve McCraw said during a press briefing.

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

Top NYC Health Official Says “Racism” Will be to Blame for Spike in COVID, Not Thousands of Demonstrators Gathering in Close Proximity

A top health official in New York says that if there is a second spike in coronavirus cases, “racism” will be to blame, not thousands of demonstrators gathering in close proximity.

Yes, really.

Mark D. Levine, the Chair of the New York City council health committee, tweeted, “Let’s be clear about something: if there is a spike in coronavirus cases in the next two weeks, don’t blame the protesters. Blame racism.”

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

Trump Without Side Effects After Two-Week Course of Anti-Malaria Drug, White House Doctor Says

U.S. President Donald Trump had no side effects from a two-week course of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that can cause heart problems, after using it as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, his White House physician said on Wednesday.

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

Twitter Accuses President Trump of Making ‘False Claims’

Twitter has accused the US president of making false claims, in one of the app’s own articles covering the news.

The move — which effectively accuses the leader of lying — refers to a tweet by Donald Trump about his first defence secretary.

Mr Trump had tweeted that he had given James Mattis the nickname “Mad Dog” and later fired him.

But Twitter’s article says that the former general resigned, and his nickname preceded Trump’s presidency.

It follows last week’s explosive confrontation, which saw Twitter fact-check two of President Trump’s tweets and label another as glorifying violence.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Twitter CEO Dorsey Donates $3m to Kaepernick Fund Providing Legal Defense for Arrested Protesters, Rioters

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is making a $3 million donation to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s legal fund dedicated to paying legal costs of rioters who are arrested amid the ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd.

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

Twitter Says it’s Not “Fact-Checking” The President, It’s “Providing Context”

In a series of tweets, Twitter clarified new policies on misinformation and added more confusion to the matter. Twitter’s defense follows extensive criticism after editorializing the statements of The President of the United States which started last week.

Now, Twitter claims that its focus is not flagging all posts with misinformation, but those tweets with “the highest potential for harm.” Twitter referred to a survey from late last year that revealed that people believe that Twitter “should not determine the truthfulness of tweets” but instead “provide context to help people make up their own minds in cases where the substance of a tweet is disputed.”

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

Video: Good Sanitarians Harassed, Called Racist for Trying to Clean Off BLM Graffiti

Two videos out of the U.S. and the UK both show good samaritans trying to clean off BLM graffiti from buildings and monuments being harassed and called racist.

The first clip shows three young women scrubbing ‘BLM’ graffiti off the side of the Lafayette Building in Washington, DC.

“Why are you guys removing Black Lives Matter graffiti?” asks the woman filming the video, whose name is likely to be Karen.

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

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to Announce Removal of Robert E. Lee Monument

In an apparent response to the ongoing protests over police brutality, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will be announcing plans to remove the iconic statue of General Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s monument avenue.

Activists have demanded the statue of the Mexican War and Civil War veteran be removed due to his prominent role in defending the Confederacy as the commanding officer for the Army of Northern Virginia.

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

Why No Protests or Riots Over the Death of Jeffrey Epstein?

None of this seems to matter much anymore, as the Party of Socialism and Liberation is predicting a long hot summer of racial unrest. This communist group is playing into Biden’s hands by changing the subject away from Biden’s sexual behavior and that of Epstein’s close friend Bill Clinton.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Woman Sought for Setting Fire at Nashville’s Historic Courthouse During Saturday’s Riots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are asking for help to identify a woman seen damaging the Historic Courthouse last Saturday night.

Video shows the woman openly set one of the fires at the courthouse during riots in downtown Nashville.

Anyone with information on her identity is urged to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME. You can also reach out through a special email address created to receive information, NashvilleArsonInvestigation2020@nashville.gov.

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

YouTube Personality Jake Paul Charged After Allegedly Participating in Scottsdale Riots

YouTube star Jake Paul was charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly after police said he filmed looting inside of a Scottsdale, Arizona, mall last month.

The Scottsdale Police Department tweeted Thursday they have received “hundreds of tips” in response to looting at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

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

Canadian Police Chief Kneels to Black Lives Matter Protesters

Canadian police chief Scott Gilbert kneeled before Black Lives Matter activists clambering on the city war memorial in Peterborough, Ontario, after they asked officers to attend their demonstration and either lie down or “take a knee”.

The June 2nd march, organised by black, transfeminine non-binary drag queen Said Jiddawy, was ostensibly in aid of George Floyd, who died while being detained by a white police officer — since charged with third-degree murder and negligent manslaughter — in the United States.

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

Belgium Re-Opens, With Restrictions, On 8 June

The Belgian government announced on Wednesday (3 June) that from next Monday (8 June) the lockdown will be over and that parts of normal life can largely be resumed.

During a press conference, Belgian prime minister Sophie Wilme’s said that until now “everything was forbidden, except a few things”.

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

Belgium: Police Arrest Islamists Who Kidnapped and Held 13-Year-Old Boy Hostage for 42 Days

Belgian police have arrested several Islamic extremists who are believed to have been involved in the kidnapping of a 13-year-old boy who was held hostage for 42 days.

The boy, who was kidnapped by four heavily armed and masked men after they broke into his family’s home in Genk on April 20th, was finally able to hug his parents on Sunday after Belgian police raided multiple locations in Limburg and Antwerp, Het Nieuwsblad reports.

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

Ex-Head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove Says Coronavirus ‘Is Man-Made’ And Was ‘Released by Accident’ — After Seeing ‘Important’ Scientific Report

The former chief of MI6 has claimed that the coronavirus escaped from a lab in China by accident.

Sir Richard Dearlove, who was head of the MI6, a role known informally as ‘C’, from 1999 until 2004, said he believes that Covid-19 is man-made.

He cited an ‘important’ report from Professor Angus Dalgleish of St George’s Hospital, University of London and Norwegian virologist Birger Sorensen which claims the virus was manufactured in a laboratory.

In the report, scientists claimed to have identified ‘inserted sections placed on the Sars-CoV-2 Spike surface’ which the virus uses to attach onto cells and observed they were ‘significantly different from any Sars we have studied’.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Former MI6 Head: Coronavirus is Man-Made, Released From a Lab

The former head of MI6, Sir Richard Dearlove, has said that he believes the coronavirus is man-made and was accidentally leaked from a a lab in China.

Dearlove, who was chief at Britain’s equivalent of the CIA from 1999 until 2004, cited a report written by Professor Angus Dalgleish of St George’s Hospital, University of London and Norwegian virologist Birger Sorensen which presents evidence suggesting the virus was manufactured in a laboratory.

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

German Populist Party Slams Social Democrats Support for Far-Left Antifa

The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has slammed the left-wing Social Democrats (SPD) after the party came out in full support of the far-left Antifa extremist group, following U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to designate it as a terrorist organisation.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Greece: Far-Left Activists Torch American Flag Outside US Embassy

Far-left activists in the Greek city Thessaloniki torched an American flag during a demonstration which took place earlier this week outside of the US Embassy.

The protesters assembled near the El Venizelou statue and then marched through the city’s main thoroughfares, before eventually making their way to the US Consulate building, where they burned the American flag.

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

Greek Leftists Set Fire to American Flag, Protest Outside Consulate in Solidarity With ‘U.S. Insurgents’

Greek leftists in the city of Thessaloniki set fire to an American flag in front of a United States consulate, claiming to be doing so in solidarity with “U.S. insurgents”.

The group held signs stating “Solidarity with the victims of racism and police violence in the United States,” and “Solidarity with the U.S. insurgents,” while outside the consular building and chanted various anti-racism slogans before setting fire to the U.S. flag, Proto Thema reports.

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

Hungary is at War With the Liberal Mainstream, Says Speaker of the House Laszló Kövér

Hungary is waging a growing war against the liberal mainstream, said Hungarian Speaker of the House Laszló Kövér in an interview with conservative daily Magyar Nemzet, one day before the June 4 centenary of the Trianon Treaty at the end of World War I which robbed Hungary of two-thirds of its territory.

“This is war that is spreading. On the one side, we have the public media occupied by the liberals, the academic sphere and the left-wing members who have occupied the judiciary, who have become one of the columns in the civil war waged against the nation states and their constitutions,” Kövér said.

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

Slovakia: Prime Minister Offers Olive Branch to Hungarians on Trianon Centenary

Slovakia’s Prime Minister, Igor Matovic, offered an olive branch to Hungarians on Tuesday, just before the centenary of the Treaty of Trianon today. He said that he envisions a Slovakia where both communities work together for the good of all.

The Treaty of Trianon, signed on this day in Versailles in 1920 between Hungary and the Allies at the end of the First World War, brought the Kingdom of Hungary to an end and deprived the country of more than 70% of its territory. The event is generally seen as a liberation by many peoples in Central Europe, including Slovakians, but as a tragedy by the Hungarians, given that millions of ethnic Hungarians remain stranded in the surrounding countries.

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

‘Sweden Doesn’t Acknowledge That it Has a Huge Problem With Racism’

Activist and artist Aysha Jones organised an online demonstration at the US Embassy in Stockholm last Tuesday together with the organisation Stop Afrophobia, Afro-Swedes Forum for Justice and the Afro-Swedes Association.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Sweden: Police Break Up Black Lives Matter Protests in Stockholm (Video)

Police broke up several illegal Black Lives Matter protests in Stockholm yesterday evening when demonstrators refused to disperse. The order to disperse was given after the size of the crowds exceeded legal limits set in response to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The protest was billed as a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States — an “anti-racist” organisation which has taken a leading role in the ongoing riots that have rocked cities across the country for more than a week now. The riots began in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while being taken into custody by police officers in Minnesota last week.

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

Swedish Policewoman Takes a Knee, Cries After “Protesters” Attack Her Vehicle

A policewoman in Sweden has gone viral after she responded to “protesters” attacking her vehicle by taking a knee, crying and holding a sign that read “white silence is violence.”

A video clip shows the woman submitting to the mob before she is hugged by black people and a Muslim woman wearing a hijab.

“The significance of the gesture is reinforced by the fact that her police car was attacked the seconds before she chose to submit to them,” commented Tobias Andersson.

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

Tomlinson: Europe’s Antifa History Should Serve as a Warning to America

The far-left extremist Antifa movement and its allies have carved a wave of violence, destruction, and even murder for decades in Europe and their history should serve as a warning to the United States of America.

Antifa — despite the claims of its defenders and proponents — does not stand just for simply anti-fascism but rather for the organisation Antifaschistische Aktion, originally the paramilitary arm of the Pro-USSR German Communist Party (KPD). Its actions today are not merely against fascism, but explicitly for a mix of anarchism and communism by any means necessary.

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

UK: ‘Allah Akhbar’: Journalists Covering London BLM Protests Attacked Live on Air Twice in One Day

A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting an Australian journalist live on air while reportedly shouting “Allah Akbar”, with another camera crew from the same network being assaulted just hours later.

9News’s Sophie Walsh was covering the George Floyd protests in London’s Hyde Park on Wednesday. The Europe correspondent was speaking over recorded footage of an earlier protest when she is heard offscreen screaming before the camera returns to Ms Walsh, who is visibly upset.

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

UK: Christian Monument Vandalised With Leftists Suspected

A statue of Saint Boniface has been defaced with anti-Christian Pagan graffiti in a small town in Devon, South West England, with the local councillors and local media blaming “anarchists”, The Crediton Courier reports.

The people of Crediton were in uproar at the criminal damage to the sculpture in the public park, Newcombe’s Meadow after finding the slogans “Pagan Justice” and “God is Dead” written on the plinth in blue spray paint. A star symbol crudely drawn onto the statue was also sprayed on a nearby information board in red paint.

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

U.S. Navy Veteran Michael White Freed From Iran After Nearly 2 Years in Prison

Iran has released United States Navy veteran Michael White after nearly two years in custody, his mother and U.S. officials announced Thursday.

White was arrested and imprisoned by Iranian authorities in July 2018 when he traveled to the country to visit his girlfriend. In March 2019, he was charged with insulting Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and was sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison.

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

Death Row Appeal of Pakistani Christian Couple Imprisoned for Blasphemy Delayed After 6 Years

After six years in prison, a Pakistani Christian couple sentenced to death on blasphemy charges in 2014 has had their High Court appeal delayed.

Shagufta Kausar and her husband, Shafqat Emmanuel, were convicted of sending blasphemous text messages to Maulvi Mohammed Hussain, a leader at a mosque in Punjab province, in 2013.

The imam showed the messages to two other Muslim clerics, who both claimed they had received blasphemous messages as well, Hussain’s lawyer reported.

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

39 Children, Staff Wounded in Knife Attack at China Kindergarten

A knife-wielding school security guard wounded 37 children and at least two staff members in an attack at a kindergarten in southern China Thursday morning, Chinese state media reported.

The violent attack carried out by the 50-year-old security guard occurred around 8:30 a.m. local time at the Wangfu Central Primary School in the city of Wuzhou.

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

Google Bans App That Revealed Apps That Have Ties to China

Remove China Apps, a service that promised to help users get rid of Chinese apps, is no longer available on Google’s Play Store. The app was popular in India and had become the number one downloaded app in the country.

Remove China App was developed by an Indian-based developer, OneTouch AppLabs. According to data from Sensor Tower, it had 4.7 million downloads since it appeared on Play Store on May 27.

Google says it disabled the app as it forbids apps that encourage or allow the removal of other apps.

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

Hong Kong: Tens of Thousands Defy Ban to Attend Tiananmen Vigil

Tens of thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong have defied a ban to stage a mass vigil for the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing.

Officers erected barricades around the city’s Victoria Park, but some pro-democracy protesters knocked them down and held candlelit gatherings.

Police banned the vigil this year, citing coronavirus measures.

Earlier, lawmakers approved a controversial bill making it a crime to insult China’s national anthem.

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

The Tiananmen Square Massacre: From China’s Authoritarian Roots to the Iconic “Tank Man”

China is often described as the next superpower to top America within the next few decades. At first glance, such an assertion makes sense. The country’s vast geography, natural resources, rich history, and tech-savvy populace puts it in a position to thrive in the 21st century. However, China’s rise as a superpower is not one of an overnight success, nor is it filled with pretty rainbows. Indeed, China is one of the world’s longest lasting civilizations, with cultural and political traditions that have been passed down to succeeding generations effortlessly. With such a vast history, China had gone through its own zeniths and nadirs. As is the nature of any civilization. However, China’s modern history has been a rollercoaster ride to say the least. Despite having a massive formal governing apparatus that would put many empires to shame, China has not always had full control of its territorial jurisdiction. Once European powers reached Chinese shores in search of riches, they soon wanted their piece of pie. That meant slowly whittling away at Chinese territory. As the first movers in the Age of Exploration, the Portuguese and their missionaries colonized Macau. Although the Portuguese’s venture was not exclusively about riches, it inspired other European actors such as the British to go and exploit China’s vast resources. Naturally, the Qing dynasty and Britain’s interests clashed once the British wanted to expand trade inside the country. What was originally a trade dispute between a Qing government wanting to maintain trade that overwhelmingly favored China, soon turned into a full-blown conflict as seen in the Opium War.

           — Hat tip: AA [Return to headlines]
 

UK in Talks With Japanese Tech Firm to Replace Huawei in 5G as Tensions Increase With China: Report

The British government is reportedly talking with Japanese firm NEC and South Korean company Samsung about diversifying the UK’s options for technology, in another strong signal that Britain is serious about pulling Chinese Huawei out of her telecommunications networks.

British officials spoke with NEC in May about bringing the Japanese company into Britain’s 5G market through a trial programme called “5G Create”, according to a source speaking to Bloomberg.

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

Australian Reporter Re-Lives the Terrifying Moment She Was ‘Grabbed by Screwdriver-Wielding Man Shouting Allahu Akbar’ While Covering George Floyd Protests in London on Anniversary of Terror Attack

Sophie Walsh was live on air from London when she was approached by the man, who made stabbing motions toward her stomach after grabbing her from behind.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Gonorrhoea Explosion: Cases of STIs Soar at Popular Backpacking Hotspot

A huge spike in sexually transmitted infections has been reported in one of Australia’s most popular backpacking destinations.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Kerri-Anne Kennerley Lashes Out at ‘Chairman Dan’ Andrews’ ‘Disgraceful’ Decision to Reverse Coronavirus Lockdown for Black Lives Matter Protest — After Fining People Millions for Breaking the Rules

Thousands of demonstrators are expected to break COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne’s CBD on Saturday to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

‘We Will Take Over’: Australian Leader of Extremist Islamic Group Says US Riots Are an ‘Opportunity’ For Muslims to Seize Global Leadership and Impose Sharia Law

Ismail al-Wahwah, the Australian spiritual leader of hardline Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, has suggested riots across the US would bring down the global superpower. He said Islam would rise up.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

27 Killed in Suspected Islamic Attack on Christian Villages in Mali

Three African villages largely inhabited by Christians were attacked last Tuesday by suspected Islamic terrorists, leaving at least 27 people dead.

The villages of Bankass, Koro, and Tillé in the West African country of Mali have seen a rise in local violence the last several years. This latest incident involved armed jihadists riding through the villages on motorcycles.

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

Nigerian Christian College Student Raped, Murdered in Church

A Christian university student was beaten, raped, and killed by a blow to the head with a fire extinguisher in a church in Benin City, Nigeria, on May 27, local media report.

Uwaila Vera Omozuwa was a 22-year-old student in microbiology at the University of Benin, the Nigerian Voice revealed, and was assaulted by a group of unknown men while she was reading alone in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) church in Benin City.

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

New Species of Frailejon Discovered in Colombia

Biologist Fernando Alzate looks at a frailejon plant in the municipality of Sonson, department of Antioquia, Colombia on June 3, 2020. A new species of frailejon, a key plant for maintaining river and stream flows, was discovered in a mountain in northwestern Colombia, the second most biodiverse country in the world.

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

No Functioning Migration Policy Without Mandatory Relocation, Says German Ambassador

The upcoming overhaul of the EU’s migration and asylum policy must include mandatory relocation of refugees within the bloc in order to become a “functioning system,” Germany’s ambassador to the EU said Thursday.

Migration policy has been one of the most contentious areas of EU politics since the 2015 refugee crisis. Under then-President Jean-Claude Juncker, the Commission pushed for a mandatory relocation of asylum seekers to ease the burden on frontline countries like Greece, but faced opposition from a group of Central European countries led by Hungary.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

BBC “Worried” That Encrypted Apps Like Signal Can’t be Searched for “Misinformation” In Private Conversations

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, several social media platforms and apps have happily decided to promote only World Health Organization-approved narratives and news across the world. While social media platforms are doing so to evade “misinformation” on their platform, the director of BBC World Service Group, Jamie Angus, says that “credible” news sources (such as the BBC) should also be given extra visibility on social media.

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

CNN: White Children ‘Don’t Deserve Innocence’

Talking head decrees that white children should be indoctrinated to feel guilt about their skin color.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Deletes Page That Opposes Drag Queen Story Hour for Kids

Facebook has removed a Page that says it was committed to ending Drag Queen Story Hour, an event where drag queens read kids’ books in public libraries. It’s the third time the group, 500 Mom Strong, has been removed from Facebook.

According to Anna Hall Bohach, the founder of 500 Mom Strong, Facebook removed the group’s page on June 1, saying that it violated “Community Standards.” That was the same reason for removing the previous Pages published by the group. The first one was removed on July 19, 2019, and the second one earlier this year.

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

US Justice Department Defends Tech Liability Immunity in YouTube Censorship Case

In a lawsuit alleging that YouTube discriminates against LGBTQ creators by suppressing their content, attorney Peter Obstler, who represents some of the creators, is arguing that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) is unconstitutional and is asking the court to address President Trump’s recent Executive Order on Online Censorship.

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

8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/4/2020

  1. Cecilia Regina is a Black Woman. She speaks.
    ‘George Floyd was arrested and convicted of robbing and beating a Pregnant Black Woman, after breaking into her home. He wanted money and drugs and when she didn’t have either he pointed a gun at her pregnant stomach!
    Judgement of Convictions by Court are available for all to see.
    Stop marching for this man. Stop Posting for him. He was a monster who terrorized Black Women in life. DO NOT support him with your labour in his death. If you do, you’re supporting a man who hated and harmed Black Women! You cannot have it both ways this time. Either you are for the safety of Black Women or are you saying we don’t matter compared with black men.’
    The BBC now known as the Black Broadcasting Corporation would never publicise or let this piece by Cecilia be known to the public-all complete histeria everywhere, with eveil undertones.

  2. The DC bishop, Wilton Gregory is closer to Al Sharpton than to Christ. Half the bishops are worse, so he’s not alone. “Catholic” colleges like Georgetown are closer to Marx than to Aquinas.

    Since my family has been Catholic for some 1600 years, I have to re-think this membership when such shepherds are such uneducated fools and apparent tools of Satan.

  3. “Viva la revolución! Bernie adherents prefer a bloody revolution, anyway. All they needed was an excuse. They grabbed the first excuse they could. Which is a bad mistake. Why?”

    Antifa don’t want to win the election. They want to win the violent, bloody revolución.

    I.e. they need Trump to win.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.