Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/26/2020

Early this morning a man in Berlin lost control of his SUV and ploughed into a group of pedestrians, wounding six people, three of them seriously. The alleged suspect reportedly had a blood alcohol content that exceeded the legal limit.

In other news, in Knowsley Safari Park in England baboons were sighted carrying knives, screwdrivers, and chainsaws. There’s no word on whether any of them were claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance.

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

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USA
» 59 Officers Injured, 47 People Arrested During Saturday’s Protest in Seattle
» After 59 Days of Riots in Portland, ABC Claims ‘Weeks’ Since Protests Were Violence
» Astrophysicist Consultant for Pentagon Briefed Defense Dept., Senators on Flying “Off-World Vehicles Not Made on This Earth”
» Biden Campaign Declines ‘Fox News Sunday’ Interview, 1 Week After Chris Wallace’s Trump Sitdown
» Black Trump Supporter Shot Dead in Broad Daylight While Campaigning for Trump
» BLM Protester Fatally Shot in Austin: ‘People Who Hate Us’ Are ‘Too Big of P-ssies to Actually Do Anything About it’
» Chicago Weekend Shootings: 2 Dead, At Least 45 Wounded in Gun Violence
» DC Returns to Work — and Online Porn, Up 1,600%
» Driver and Antifa-BLM Protester in Armed Standoff in Eugene, Oregon (Video)
» FBI Uncovers 11 Years of Chinese Economic Espionage
» Hanna Hits South Texas as Category 1 Hurricane, Causes Flooding, Power Outages to 280,000
» How Corporations Are Buying Up Houses — Robbing Families of the American Dream
» Left Dominated Wikipedia Displays Bias Against Conservative Voices Yet Again, ‘Downgrades’ Reliability of Fox News After ‘Discussion’ By Wiki Editors
» Leftist Mag Issues Veiled Threat: Violence & Riots Will Skyrocket if Trump Wins Election
» Man Fires at 4 St. Louis Police Officers With Sawed-Off Shotgun, Then Rams Police Cruiser During Pursuit
» Man With Medical Condition Harassed by Multiple ‘COVID Karens’ For Entering Rite Aid Without Face Mask (Video)
» Meteorologist Marty Coniglio Leaves 9News After Comparing Federal Troops to Nazis
» Militia Member Unintentionally Shoots 3 Armed Protesters From Own Group During Kentucky Demonstration
» Nolte: Draft DNC Platform Declares White Americans Too Rich, Too Privileged, And Too Evil
» NYC is Now the Worst Place to Do Business, Retailers Say
» Parking Tickets Covered by Eighth Amendment’s Ban on Excessive Fines, Federal Court Rules
» Portland Protests Have No Goal Except Violence and Anarchy
» Radio Host Mocked Trump by Claiming Seattle is Peaceful, Then Rioters Torched His Apartment Building
» Seattle Rioters Leave a Trail of Destruction After Looting Businesses, Setting ‘Explosive’ Fires
» Terrified Woman Mobbed by Violent Protesters, Hits Gas to Escape — Police Won’t Arrest Her and Let Her Drive on Home
» Trump: Democrats Have Gone ‘Stone Cold Left, ‘ Want to Turn America Into ‘Venezuela on Steroids’
» Trump Warns Gates-Controlled U.N. Wants Permanent U.S. Shutdown
» Video: Unhinged Lunatic Pepper Sprays Couple for Not Wearing Masks at California Dog Park
» Yelp Says More Than Half of Restaurants Temporarily Closed Are Now Shuttered
 
Canada
» Antifa in Canada: 2010 Olympics and G20 Riots
 
Europe and the EU
» Czechia: Over 100 Infected With Wuhan Coronavirus After Prague Nightclub Party
» France: Nantes Cathedral Fire: Volunteer Rearrested and Charged With Arson
» Germany: Car Hits Pedestrians in Berlin; 6 Injured
» Historians Slam BBC for Anti-Churchill ‘Propaganda’
» Italy: Man, 24, Arrested for Milan Dog Walker Rape
» Outrage in France After 23-Year-Old Axelle Dorier Killed by Youcef T. And Mohamed Y. In Brutal Hit-and-Run
» Research: Childlessness on the Rise in Scandinavia, Overall Fertility Rates Falling
» Sweden Defends Coronavirus Strategy Despite High Casualty Rate
» Sweden: ‘Sugar Dating’ Websites Potentially Linked to Rise in Acts of Child Prostitution
» UK: Baboons ‘Carrying Knives and Chainsaw’ Spotted in Safari Park
 
Middle East
» Swedish Media: First Muslim Friday Prayers at Hagia Sophia a ‘Rock Concert’
» Turkey Rejects US & EU Calls to Cease East-Med Gas Drilling as Greece Threatens Military Action
 
Russia
» Anti-Putin Protests in Russia’s Far East Gather Steam
 
South Asia
» “Kill as Many Kaffirs as You Can”: ISIS Calls Upon Muslims in India to Annihilate ‘Disbelievers’ By Spreading Coronavirus and Carrying Weapons
 
Far East
» China is Harvesting the DNA of Its People. Is This the Future of Policing?
» First Arab Country Acquires New Chinese Missile System as Beijing’s Influence Grows
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» “Burned Alive”: Persecution of Christians, June 2020
 
Immigration
» France: Rwandan Migrant Previously Held and Released Over Nantes Cathedral Fire Admits Arson
» Freiburg Migrant Gang Rapists Sentenced by German Court
» Vatican Official Calls for ‘Regular Channels’ For Economic Migrants After COVID-19
 
Culture Wars
» J.K. Rowling Says Society Risks ‘Medical Scandal’ Over ‘Uncontrolled Experiment’ Of Transgenderism
 

59 Officers Injured, 47 People Arrested During Saturday’s Protest in Seattle

SEATTLE — Protests are picking up new momentum in Seattle in response to the death of George Floyd and in response to federal agents being placed in Seattle to be on standby.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Seattle leaders, such as Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best, have voiced opposition to the federal agents being in the city for fear it could escalate the protests.

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

After 59 Days of Riots in Portland, ABC Claims ‘Weeks’ Since Protests Were Violence

As NewsBusters has extensively documented, the broadcast newscasts have done everything they could to downplayand cover-up the extreme leftist violence at protests happening in cities across the country. But during ABC’s Good Morning America on Sunday, the network, via correspondent Janai Norman, attempted some revisionist history, claiming it had been “weeks” since protests had turned violent.

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

Astrophysicist Consultant for Pentagon Briefed Defense Dept., Senators on Flying “Off-World Vehicles Not Made on This Earth”

An astrophysicist who previously served as a consultant investigating UFOs for a Department of Defense project has told the New York Times that he last briefed the department in March on what he describes as “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.”

Eric W. Davis, who worked starting in 2007 for a UFO program previously run by the U.S. Department of Defense, said some of his findings led him to believe the objects he learned about were vessels “we couldn’t make … ourselves.”

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

Biden Campaign Declines ‘Fox News Sunday’ Interview, 1 Week After Chris Wallace’s Trump Sitdown

During his interview with Chris Wallace last week, President Trump questioned whether the Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee, Joe Biden, could handle the barrage of questioning that Wallace posed to Trump.

The answer to that question — at least for now — we may never know.

Wallace on Sunday informed viewers that the Biden campaign told Fox News he was “not available” for an interview.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Black Trump Supporter Shot Dead in Broad Daylight While Campaigning for Trump

Police investigating possible ‘political motive’ behind killing.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

BLM Protester Fatally Shot in Austin: ‘People Who Hate Us’ Are ‘Too Big of P-ssies to Actually Do Anything About it’

Garrett Foster, the Black Lives Matter protester fatally shot by a motorist in Austin on Saturday night, said on camera that the “people who hate us” are “too big of p-ssies to actually do anything about it” when asked why he was carrying a rifle.

The Austin Police said during a late night press conference that Foster was carrying a rifle and may have approached the vehicle prior to the shooting. The shooter was detained and is cooperating with police.

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

Chicago Weekend Shootings: 2 Dead, At Least 45 Wounded in Gun Violence

Two people are dead and at least 45 others have been injured in shootings across the city of Chicago, authorities say.

Chicago police reported a fatal shooting early Sunday afternoon in the 4000 block of West Carroll Avenue. According to authorities, a 37-year-old man was riding a bicycle when he was shot in the chest and neck.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was pronounced dead.

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

DC Returns to Work — and Online Porn, Up 1,600%

Online porn viewing in Washington, dormant since most offices closed in March, has started to spike as more workers have returned to their cubicles in the federal city.

According to one popular website, Stripchat, weekly users have gone from about 3,000 in Washington during the coronavirus shutdown to about 55,000.

In data shared with Secrets, the “highest daily marks in traffic” beginning on July 8 were during office hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Driver and Antifa-BLM Protester in Armed Standoff in Eugene, Oregon (Video)

A driver and and Antifa-Black Lives Matter protester faced off against each other with drawn handguns In Eugene, Oregon Saturday night when protesters blocked a street, preventing the driver from passing through.

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

FBI Uncovers 11 Years of Chinese Economic Espionage

Two Chinese nationals have made their way onto the “Wanted by the FBI” list for conducting 11 years of economic espionage, intellectual property theft, extortion, and computer fraud on behalf of China. Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi were indicted by a grand jury for their efforts in support of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), the intelligence arm of the Chinese government. It is clear that the 27-page indictment is just the tip of the iceberg, designed to make the case, but not to demonstrate to China the depth of knowledge garnered by the counterintelligence team as they unraveled and rolled back the 11 years of activity by Li and Dong.

Uncovering the Chinese Espionage Caper

According to the Department of Justice’s press conference on July 21, the duo’s activities were discovered when they successfully penetrated the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site located in Washington state in 2015 and 2018. The site, which once produced nuclear weapons for the U.S., discovered the activities as the duo conducted reconnaissance collecting information on the network, personnel, and acquired lists of users and administrator accounts. The genesis of the investigation which followed showed their nefarious activities went as far back as 2009 and were active up until July 7.

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

Hanna Hits South Texas as Category 1 Hurricane, Causes Flooding, Power Outages to 280,000

Hurricane Hanna made landfall in South Texas Saturday evening as a Category 1 storm, bringing a storm surge exceeding five feet and knocking out power to more than 280,000 businesses and homes as of Sunday morning.

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

How Corporations Are Buying Up Houses — Robbing Families of the American Dream

One morning in 2012, Phoenix real-estate developer Geoff Jacobs was playing golf when he got a surprising phone call.

One of his employees, trying to bid on a house they wanted at auction, told him the price had reached their agreed-upon ceiling of $85,000 — a rare occurrence, since they usually snagged the homes they wanted without competition.

Jacobs told his employee to go up to $87,000. But the price kept rising.

“The price jumped to $90,000. Then $95,000. The home wound up selling for about $100,000,” writes Ryan Dezember in his new book, “Underwater: How Our American Dream of Homeownership Became a Nightmare” (Thomas Dunne Books), out now.

“Jacobs was bewildered. Who was this aggressive bidder? By the end of the day, he had a name. The bidder was from an outfit called Invitation Homes

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

Left Dominated Wikipedia Displays Bias Against Conservative Voices Yet Again, ‘Downgrades’ Reliability of Fox News After ‘Discussion’ By Wiki Editors

Wikipedia, the online crowdsourced encyclopaedia which have been facing controversy due to its obvious leftist bias in its editorial decisions, have categorised a major American media house, Fox News, as being unreliable. Fox News is considered to be leaning towards right-wing, and is disliked by left-wing intellectuals.

Earlier, Fox News was categorised as a green-level source on the Reliable sources/Perennial sources of Wikipedia, but now it has been downgraded to yellow-level, which means editors are advised to exercise caution while quoting Fox News for articles. A discussion on the reliability of Fox News website is still going on Wikipedia editors and administrators. In the discussion for Fox News, there was no consensus on its reliability, the media house has been still downgraded to yellow level by the administrators saying that there was no consensus.

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

Leftist Mag Issues Veiled Threat: Violence & Riots Will Skyrocket if Trump Wins Election

The Atlantic admits Democrats have no intention of accepting election results if Trump wins.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Man Fires at 4 St. Louis Police Officers With Sawed-Off Shotgun, Then Rams Police Cruiser During Pursuit

St. Louis — A suspect fired at 4 police officers with a sawed-off shotgun Saturday night.

23-year-old Peter Web of Springfield was charged after opening fire at police officers with a sawed-off shotgun and ramming his vehicle into a police cruiser.

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

Man With Medical Condition Harassed by Multiple ‘COVID Karens’ For Entering Rite Aid Without Face Mask (Video)

Beware of the ‘Covid Karens’ who believe they are official mask enforcers.

A man with medical exemptions was harassed by multiple ‘Covid Karens’ for entering a California Rite Aid drug store without a face mask on.

David Rodriguez captured the harassment on his cell phone.

The hysterical women lashed out at the maskless man and even demanded he provide proof that he has a medical condition.

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

Meteorologist Marty Coniglio Leaves 9News After Comparing Federal Troops to Nazis

Meteorologist Marty Coniglio, a staple of Denver TV weather for three decades, left 9News Friday, a day after he compared, on social media, federal troops in U.S. cities to Nazis.

Coniglio, in a text message, confirmed his departure but said he would “not be able to talk about the situation for at least a week or so.”

Mark Cornetta, the station’s president and general manager, said in an email that “Marty is no longer employed by 9News.” He declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding his exit.

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

Militia Member Unintentionally Shoots 3 Armed Protesters From Own Group During Kentucky Demonstration

Three members of a militia group demonstrating in Louisville, Ky. Saturday were injured when a firearm brought by someone else in the group accidentally discharged during the demonstration.

The three victims were taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. At least two of the people were taken away on stretchers. The group involved is called the “Not F***ing Around Coalition.” It is an all-black organization. About 500 people participated in Saturday’s demonstration.

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

Nolte: Draft DNC Platform Declares White Americans Too Rich, Too Privileged, And Too Evil

The Democrat National Committee draft platform for its 2020 convention mentions ‘whites’ a total of 15 times.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NYC is Now the Worst Place to Do Business, Retailers Say

New York City’s progress fighting the coronavirus is doing little to help retailers, who say business in the city that never sleeps has become worse than anywhere else in the country.

National retailers — from Shake Shack, Applebee’s, and cap seller Lids — say their Big Apple stores are bouncing back more slowly than even neighboring states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania, which were also hard hit by the coronavirus.

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

Parking Tickets Covered by Eighth Amendment’s Ban on Excessive Fines, Federal Court Rules

In a decision that managed to cite both La La Land and Magna Carta, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday that parking tickets and fees must comply with the Eighth Amendment’s ban on “excessive fines.” Although the ruling is only a partial victory for the Angeleno drivers in this case, it nevertheless clears a path for others to challenge municipal fines as unconstitutional.

“This right to be free from excessive governmental fines is not a relic relegated to the period of parchments and parliaments, but rather it remains a crucial bulwark against government abuse,” Judge Kenneth Lee wrote for the court. “The government cannot overstep its authority and impose fines on its citizens without paying heed to the limits posed by the Eighth Amendment.”

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

Portland Protests Have No Goal Except Violence and Anarchy

For 58 days, mass protests and riots have taken over parts of the city. Some streets and areas are literal “no-go zones” at night — either blocked by fires or teams of “guards.” Day after day, hundreds and even thousands take to the streets and claim the territory as theirs. They cycle through a number of chants like “All cops are bastards” and “F-?-k the police.” A large number of them participate in violent criminal acts such as arson and assault. They’ve made it a game to lure law-enforcement officers out of buildings so they can assault them with blinding lasers, paint, rocks and other weapons.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Radio Host Mocked Trump by Claiming Seattle is Peaceful, Then Rioters Torched His Apartment Building

Seattle radio host and Twitter-based criminal defense advocate Paul Gallant “dunked” on President Donald Trump last month by denying that the riots are violent, then the radio host was scored on by rioters who set fire to his apartment. Now he’s taking up arms.

“Walked through it last night out of curiosity and saw no burning, pillaging, or deaths,” Gallant responded in June to Trump’s tweet calling out the violent leftists who continue to terrorize Seattle. “Chill dawg,” Gallant added sarcastically.

Last night, Gallant had a sudden change of heart towards the “peaceful protestors” when he came home to his apartment complex vandalized. He found the Starbucks underneath torched with graffiti plastered on the storefront. Cops told residents to stay away in case of explosives inside.

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

Seattle Rioters Leave a Trail of Destruction After Looting Businesses, Setting ‘Explosive’ Fires

SEATTLE — Several businesses along 12th Avenue near Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood were vandalized during the city’s third riot in one week.

What began about 2 p.m. Saturday as a peaceful protest was declared a riot by Seattle Police a couple of hours later.

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

Terrified Woman Mobbed by Violent Protesters, Hits Gas to Escape — Police Won’t Arrest Her and Let Her Drive on Home

More proof that the left is completely removed from reality.

Violent leftists in DC Metro mobbed a woman who tried to get away from their street protest.

The mob banged on her car, beat her windows, jumped on her hood, screamed at her and threatened the poor woman who just wanted to escape their violence.

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

Trump: Democrats Have Gone ‘Stone Cold Left, ‘ Want to Turn America Into ‘Venezuela on Steroids’

House Dems try to repeal Trump’s travel ban because ‘racism’.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Warns Gates-Controlled U.N. Wants Permanent U.S. Shutdown

In this emergency Saturday report, Alex Jones lays out the latest development in the globalist plan to create a worldwide depression and destroy America forever.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Unhinged Lunatic Pepper Sprays Couple for Not Wearing Masks at California Dog Park

An unhinged lunatic has taken mask policing to a new level, pepper spraying a couple who was having lunch with their puppy at the dog park because they were not wearing masks.

The shocking incident at Dusty Rhodes dog park in San Diego was captured on camera.

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

Yelp Says More Than Half of Restaurants Temporarily Closed Are Now Shuttered

It’s tough out there for restaurants and other small businesses.

Yelp’s Economic Average report out Wednesday shows exactly how tough: 60 percent of the 26,160 temporarily closed restaurants on the business review site as of July are now permanently shut. Temporary closures are dropping, and permanent shutdowns are increasing.

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

Antifa in Canada: 2010 Olympics and G20 Riots

This is the second part of a series about the rise of Antifa in Canada.

As mentioned in the introductory part of this series, prior to the 2000s, Antifa evolved out of fringe and radical left-wing circles already existing in Canada.

Over the years, a growing and loosely affiliated network of groups and individuals influenced by anti-capitalist and anarchist streams of thought formed the precursory bedrock to Canada’s own Antifa movement.

To detail these groups, both small and large, would be an encyclopedic and tedious task which could fill a book from cover to cover. However, some of the more notable and well-recorded ones included the Quebec-based Anti-Capitalist Convergence and the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), which had a hand in organizing the Queen’s Park riots of June 2000.

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

Czechia: Over 100 Infected With Wuhan Coronavirus After Prague Nightclub Party

A party at a nightclub in Prague has been linked to at least 109 new Wuhan coronavirus infections as the Czech Republic sees a new surge of cases in recent days.

According to reports, the infection spread at the party because several patrons shared a drinking straw while at the party, something Czech authorities have previously warned members of the public not to do.

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

France: Nantes Cathedral Fire: Volunteer Rearrested and Charged With Arson

A volunteer assistant suspected of setting a French cathedral on fire was rearrested, then indicted and detained in pre-trial custody by prosecutors overnight Saturday to Sunday.

The man, already held and released by police last week, was indicted “on charges of destruction and damage by fire” of the gothic cathedral of Nantes, the public prosecutor for the western city said…

           — Hat tip: JM [Return to headlines]
 

Germany: Car Hits Pedestrians in Berlin; 6 Injured

Authorities say six people were injured in the German capital early Sunday after a driver apparently lost control of his car and drove into pedestrians

BERLIN (AP) — Six people were injured in the German capital early Sunday after a driver apparently lost control of his car and drove into pedestrians, authorities said.

The incident occurred shortly after 7 a.m. in Berlin’s Hardenbergplatz, outside the Zoological Garden train station when a 24-year-old man driving a Mercedes SUV went off the road, police said.

Two people suffered life-threatening injuries and are in intensive care, police said, while a third person also had serious injuries. Three others were less seriously hurt and were treated and released.

Police initially had reported seven injuries but revised that figure.

The driver of the vehicle, who was above the legal alcohol limit, was taken into custody and an investigation is underway. Police said there are currently “no indications of a political or religious motivation.”

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Historians Slam BBC for Anti-Churchill ‘Propaganda’

Historians have taken aim at the BBC for an unbalanced News at 10 segment which suggested Sir Winston Churchill was responsible for “mass killing” in Bengal.

One featured guest, Ashoka University’s Rudrangshu Mukherjee claimed that Churchill was “seen as the precipitator of mass killing” in Bengal, then part of Britain’s Indian empire, in 1943, when the country was stricken by famine.

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

Italy: Man, 24, Arrested for Milan Dog Walker Rape

Senegalese allegedly attacked woman in park in broad daylight

(ANSA) — MILANO, 23 LUG — A 24-year-old Senegalese man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of raping a 45-year-old Italian woman while she was walking her dog in a Milan park earlier this week.

The woman was raped in the northern city’s Monte Stella park.

The alleged attack happened in broad daylight.

The alleged rapist was arrested after DNA tests and the examination of CCTV footage.

Prosecutor Letizia Mannella said there was “granite” evidence against the man.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Outrage in France After 23-Year-Old Axelle Dorier Killed by Youcef T. And Mohamed Y. In Brutal Hit-and-Run

Axelle Dorier, a 23-year-old French woman and nurse, was struck by a vehicle and dragged 800 meters to her death on July 19 while walking her dog in the city of Lyon, with prosecutors stating that the migrant driver “knowingly knocked down” and drove away from her dismembered body.

The 21-year-old driver, Youcef T., has been placed into custody for “manslaughter” for being responsible for the “hit-and-run death”, Lyon prosecutors say.

Maître Céline Cooper, a far-left lawyer who is defending the suspect said the popular outrage over the incident is from right-wing citizens and lambasted the French Minister of the Interior of having spoken of “murder” in the case.

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

Research: Childlessness on the Rise in Scandinavia, Overall Fertility Rates Falling

Childlessness is becoming increasingly common in Scandinavia, according to new research.

A study by the Denmark-based Rockwool Foundation revealed that fertility rates in northern Europe are largely declining. Not only are couples having fewer children on average, but there is a distinct increase in the number of people who go through life without ever having children at all.

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

Sweden Defends Coronavirus Strategy Despite High Casualty Rate

by Daniel Davis

Sweden, typically a poster child for healthy living, has been forced to defend its coronavirus strategy as the state finally begins to see the curve flatten. The fact that Sweden — a state that was rated 8.5 for healthy by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) —failed to control the disease for so long even as its neighbors managed to succeed gives reason to question the Swedish strategy, which was unconventional from the beginning.

Voluntary Measures

From the onset, Stockholm decided not to lockdown, a decision it maintained through the worst of the crisis in April. The Swedish strategy essentially boiled down to trusting its residents to do the right thing. Social distancing has been voluntary and the only hard rule issued by the government is a prohibition of gatherings with more than 50 people, BBC News reported.

Although the government did not explicitly declare herd immunity a goal, some health experts suggested Sweden could be a test bed for the theory. However, others have argued against such an approach and most agreed that for it to work properly, an average 60-85% of a state’s population would need to be infected, according to the New York Times.

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

Sweden: ‘Sugar Dating’ Websites Potentially Linked to Rise in Acts of Child Prostitution

Swedish police say the number of incidents of adults paying for sex with minors has increased over the last year, with some connecting so-called “sugar dating” websites to the increase.

In 2019, Sweden saw a total of 224 reports of the purchase of sexual favours from underage children, the largest number in the country since 2010. The increases have mainly taken place in Stockholm, Sweden’s Northern Region and the region of Bergslagen.

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

UK: Baboons ‘Carrying Knives and Chainsaw’ Spotted in Safari Park

Baboons at a popular safari park have been spotted with knives, screwdrivers and even a chainsaw, according to reports.

The primates at Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside are already known for their destructive abilities and have been pictured previously pulling things from visitors’ cars.

But now, some staff are concerned that the baboons are being given weapons “for a laugh” by park-goers, according to the Sunday Times.

One worker told the newspaper: “We’re not sure if they are being given weapons by some of the guests who want to see them attack cars, or if they’re fishing them out of pick-up trucks and vans.”

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

Swedish Media: First Muslim Friday Prayers at Hagia Sophia a ‘Rock Concert’

Friday, July 24th marked the first Islamic Friday prayers in the Hagia Sophia since Turkey recently converted the former museum into a mosque and has been described as like a “rock concert” by Swedish media.

Sanna Drysén, who works for the Swedish public radio broadcaster Sveriges Radio, attended the Friday prayers in Istanbul saying, “It is reminiscent of a mixture of rock concert and Friday prayer.”

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

Turkey Rejects US & EU Calls to Cease East-Med Gas Drilling as Greece Threatens Military Action

Days after the US State Department warned Turkey over its gas reserves exploration and drilling plans in waters between Cyprus and Greece, which Athens has declared ‘illegal’ given it cuts into Greece’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the European Union has also put Turkey on notice, warning it could move forward with sanctions.

French President Emmanuel Macron said late this week that it’s “not acceptable for the maritime space of a European Union member state to be violated or threatened” and called for sanctions if it moves forward. On Tuesday a US State Department statement demanded that Turkey back down from its drilling plans which have put the Greek Navy on “high alert” — given Turkish exploration ships are already in or near Greek waters.

Greek media sources are now reporting that Turkey through its embassy in Washington DC has informed the Americans that it plans to proceed unimpeded with its drilling research with the Oruc Reis vessel in the disputed eastern Mediterranean waters.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Anti-Putin Protests in Russia’s Far East Gather Steam

HABAROVSK, Russia — Thousands of demonstrators gathered in the streets of Russia’s Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk for a third weekend on July 25 to show their anger over the Kremlin’s replacement of a popular regional governor.

The sustained demonstrations represent a growing challenge for President Vladimir Putin, who is viewed as having a role in sparking the regional crisis after he fired Sergei Furgal on July 20.

Many called for Putin’s resignation. Others chanted “Disgrace” and denounced the acting governor that Putin appointed in Khabarovsk.

Municipal authorities in Khabarovsk estimated about 6,500 demonstrators took part in the July 25 protest. Local media put the number at up to 20,000 people.

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

“Kill as Many Kaffirs as You Can”: ISIS Calls Upon Muslims in India to Annihilate ‘Disbelievers’ By Spreading Coronavirus and Carrying Weapons

Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, the Islamic State (ISIS) has been relentless in its anti-Hindu and anti-India propaganda. Reportedly, in its online publication named ‘Voice of Hind’, the ISIS has urged all jihadists associated with the organisation to unleash terror in the country by being carriers of the deadly disease.

As per the report, the terror outfit has released a 17-page special ‘lockdown edition’ of its magazine and has asked sympathisers to kill the Kaffirs and annihilate the disbelievers (Hindus in this case). Reportedly, the magazine features the cover image of Tablighi Jamaat who attended the Nizamuddin Markaz event and spread the Chinese virus throughout the country. ‘Voice of Hind’ also carried the image of Delhi Anti-Hindu riots with a message that read, “Believers stand tall its time for Kaffir (disbelievers) to fall.”

As per the report, the Islamic State has recommended several ways to Muslim fundamentalists to kill the disbelievers. The terror outfit has asked fellow jihadists to arm themselves with chains, ropes, and wires to choke Kaffirs to death. The magazine stated, “Keep yourselves armed at all times to never miss a chance to kill as many Kaffirs as you can. Tools like scissors and hammers can come in useful to kill the Kaffir.”

Terror outfit praises Jamaatis for spreading Coronavirus

The Islamic State has also asked its followers to spread coronavirus as fast as possible to annihilate the Kaffirs and the police with less effort. Reportedly, the magazine praised Tablighi Jamaat and its chief Maulana Saad for spreading the Coronavirus. The terror outfit has also urged radical Islamists to avenge the arrest of ‘activists’ from Jamia Millia Islamia who have been arrested for masterminding violence during the Delhi anti-Hindu riots.

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China is Harvesting the DNA of Its People. Is This the Future of Policing?

For several years now, the police and other authorities in China have been collecting across the country DNA samples from millions of men and boys who aren’t suspected of having committed any crime.

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First Arab Country Acquires New Chinese Missile System as Beijing’s Influence Grows

China has started exporting the third generation of their Red Arrow-12 anti-tank systems, also known as the HJ-12.

According to the China Defense website, Algeria has become the first Arab country to obtain the upgraded Chinese anti-tank system.

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“Burned Alive”: Persecution of Christians, June 2020

The Slaughter of Christians

Nigeria: The jihad on Christians continued in the West Africa nation without letup. In what police described as a “brutal assault,” suspected Muslims raped and slaughtered Uwaila Vera Omozuwa, a 22-year-old Christian girl studying inside Redeemed Christian Church of God in Benin City. “We are all devastated by her death,” a spokesman of the church said, before explaining: “She [had] decided to do some private studies during the lockdown because the church was peaceful. She’s been taking the key from the parish pastor and returning it after her studies.” The slain girl’s mother described what happened after she heard of the attack:

“I ran [to the church] but before I got there, they took her to a private hospital and when I saw my daughter, I cried. They raped her; the dress she was wearing that morning was white. The white had turned to red; all her body was full of blood… My daughter was very kind and very intelligent and disciplined. We had just celebrated her admission to university.”

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France: Rwandan Migrant Previously Held and Released Over Nantes Cathedral Fire Admits Arson

A volunteer at Nantes Cathedral has told police that he lit three fires inside the 15th-century building he was entrusted to look after by church authorities.

Nantes cathedral was badly damaged in the arson attack on July 18th, with dramatic images and footage showing fire ripping through the west porch and tower of the “Gothic jewel” of the city, which caused serious internal damage and destroyed the organ.

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Freiburg Migrant Gang Rapists Sentenced by German Court

A German court has sentenced eight men, the majority being Middle Eastern refugees, to between three to five-and-a-half years for the brutal gang rape of a woman in 2018.

Eleven suspects were placed on trial, all aged between 18 and 30 during the time of the gang rape, eight of them from Syria, and the rest from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Germany.

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Vatican Official Calls for ‘Regular Channels’ For Economic Migrants After COVID-19

The undersecretary of the Vatican’s department for Migrants and Refugees warned this week of the rise of a “new protectionism” against unchecked immigration in Europe.

“At the end of the crisis, which we hope will be very soon, we will have massive migratory flows stemming from people’s desire to find a solution to their economic problems,” saidFather Fabio Baggio during an online Forum on Migrations and Human Mobility.

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J.K. Rowling Says Society Risks ‘Medical Scandal’ Over ‘Uncontrolled Experiment’ Of Transgenderism

“The bleak truth is that if and when the scandal does erupt, nobody currently cheering this movement on will be able to credibly claim ‘we couldn’t have known,’“ she says.

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/26/2020

  1. The Constantinople Hagia Sophia is such an overwhelming success for Islam that Poppy Head should turn over the Vatican for Islamic rituals. On a rotating basis of course. This idiot should piss off back to canoeing up and down the Amazon playing white witch doctor with the natives. Stop this madness. Immediately upon sight.

  2. Be of good cheer for you are meant to be here.
    Reality gets a vote and the fat lady is sporting a mask with a mouth orifice hole opening and scarfing some bon bons.
    The manboons will chase after peace and safety until the next mongoloid delusion comes along.
    Plenty of time for fantastic fun filled festivities.

  3. The comrade in St. Louis just missed the Rams and decided to ram the po-leeces!
    The CPUSA hasn’t yet accepted the 2016 election so don’t put the cart ahead of the horse regarding November.
    Just read at the aggregator that 75% are going with who they chose back in January.
    This is why the fifth column of commie RATS known as the CPUSA or democrats are flailing and failing in their garbage dump FAILED cities.
    Look for a huge distraction to come out of the bestest and brightestest minds of the enemedia complex.
    Comrade Billy Gates is already talking about the COVID-19 upgrade, now slower and with more bugs.
    It will be just in time for the (s)election.

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