Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/21/2020

Seven “British” culture-enrichers, two of them underage, in two separate vehicles were arrested today after they attempted to run down a police officer guarding the Israeli embassy in Paris. The mischievous youngsters are allegedly of Pakistani ethnicity. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident.

In other news, Pope Francis reversed his earlier position and expressed his support for civil unions for homosexual couples.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Mayor Lightfoot Pitches a Property Tax Hike and Job Cuts to Balance Chicago’s ‘Pandemic Budget’
 
USA
» “Hidden Voters” Not Reflected in Polls Will Secure Trump Re-Election
» Amazon Buckles, Agrees to Stream ‘What Killed Michael Brown?’
» Astronomers Identify 24 Possible Superhabitable Worlds
» Boeing Relocating to a State Without Democrat Lunatics Who Raise Taxes, Punish Businesses
» Chicago Named ‘Rattiest City’ In America for 6th Year in a Row
» CNN Lemon Rages at “Rich” Trump Supporters Who Don’t Want to Pay More Taxes Under Biden
» CNN’s Stelter Claims Toobin’s Zoom Wank Was “An Accident”
» Democrats Now in Full Panic Mode
» Facebook Whistleblower Exposes “Hate-Speech Engineering” Group, Staffed With Chinese Nationals; Nypost
» Glenn Greenwald: Media and Intel Community Working Together to Manipulate the American People
» Google Insider Explains How Google Creates Echo Chambers
» GOP Senators Propose Constitutional Amendment to Block Court Packing
» If President, Joe Biden Wants to Create a Task Force to Crack Down on Online “Harassment”
» Jewish Restaurant in NYC Hit With Coronavirus Fine for Leaving Door Open
» Man Who Hung Off Side of Trump Tower Chicago for 14 Hours Escaped From Private Ambulance, Police Say
» Michigan Drops Charges Against Barber Who Defied Gov. Whitmer’s Lockdown Orders
» Minnesota Hit by Largest Early-Season Snowstorm in State History
» Moody Bible President Responds to Sexual Abuse, Title IX Allegations
» OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma to Plead Guilty in $8b Settlement
» Piers Morgan: Despite the Best, Biased Efforts of Facebook, Twitter and the Overwhelmingly Trump-Hating Media to Kill the Story, Biden Now Has Serious Questions to Answer About Hunter’s Dodgy Deals and He Can’t Duck Them Forever
» Project Veritas Strikes Again: Google Ad Manager Caught on Camera Admitting They Can Offer Free Advertising Credits to Democrats, Censor Republicans
» Rifle-Carrying Trans Muslim Antifa Arrested at Riot in Phoenix
» Rothschild Filed COVID-19 Test Patent in 2015 Ahead of Outbreak, Millions of Test Kits Sold in Advance
» Rudy Giuliani Files Police Report in Connection With Alleged Hunter Biden Laptop, Cites “Numerous Pictures of Underage Girls”
» Televangelist Pat Robertson Predicts Trump Will Win Election, Followed by Global War, Asteroid Strike
» The Left’s Plan for 2020 Election Violence
» The Rise of the Corporate Censors: How America is Drifting Toward the Chinese Model of Media
» Windows 10 October 2020 Update is Now Available With an Updated Start Menu and More
 
Canada
» CBC Again Promotes Hijab After Its Last Hijab-Promoting Muslima Was Arrested for Joining the Islamic State
» Radicals Occupying Another Toronto Park
 
Europe and the EU
» COVID Put Mainstream News Outlets “Firmly Back on the Agenda” For Them to “Capitalize on This Moment”
» Czechia to Extend Obligation to Wear Face Masks to Outside Spaces
» France: ‘Anti-Islamophobia’ Campaigner Issued Death Fatwa Against Teacher Who Showed Muhammad Cartoon
» France: Antisemitic Attack in Paris, WZO Head Yaakov Hagoel Wants to Find ‘Source of Antisemitism Worldwide’
» France: Seven Britons ‘Of Pakistani Origin’ Including Two Minors Are Arrested in Paris for ‘Trying to Run Over a Cop Outside Israeli Embassy’
» France Deports Radical Islamists, But New Ones Are Growing Up in French Schools
» France: ‘Islamism is at War With Us. We Have to Evict it From Our Country by Force, ‘ Says Marine Le Pen Following Beheading Terror Attack
» French Lawmaker Hasn’t Given Up on Her Failed Hate Speech Bill, Gets Ready for Another Attempt
» German and Hungarian Education Systems Take Radically Different Approach to Nationalism
» Hungary Doesn’t Deserve Its Terrible PR Image, Says Departing US Ambassador to Hungary
» International Union for Muslim Scholars: ‘We Are in Fear for Societies That Make Other People’s Religions Targets’
» Pics: Defying Islamists, Giant Image of Mohammed Projected Onto French Government Building After Beheading
» Police in Bolton, England, Arrest 21 Men in Child Sexual Exploitation Investigation
» ‘Situation Worsening Fast’: Europe Tightens Coronavirus Restrictions
» UK Govt Says Teaching Critical Race Theory, White Privilege as Fact ‘Is Breaking the Law’
» UK: Farage: Brexit Party ‘Prepared to Restart Fight’ If Boris Agrees on Soft-Brexit EU Treaty
» UK: Khan’s London: Man Convicted of Disseminating Islamic State Propaganda
» UK: Officer Was on Two-Hour Break When Islamist Bomber Walked in to Manchester Arena
» UK: Yussef Alwali Charged After Cross Was Ripped Down From London Church
» Wales: Football Club to Investigate Why Players Did Not Kneel to BLM Before Game
 
Middle East
» Archbishop of Albania: Conversion of Hagia Sophia to a Mosque is a ‘Cultural Jihad’
» Catholic Scholar Falsely Claims That Muhammad Responded Non-Violently to Those Who Mocked Him
» Iraqi Archbishop: European Union ‘Lagged Behind’ In Aiding Persecuted Christians
» Turkey: TV Host Calls on Macron to ‘Reexamine’ the Freedom of Speech and Criminalize Blasphemy Against Islam
 
Caucasus
» Muslim Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Praises Muslim Who Beheaded Man Over Muhammad Cartoons as ‘Hero of Islam’
 
South Asia
» Pakistan: 13-Year-Old Christian Girl Kidnapped, Converted to Islam, Forced to Marry the Man Who Abducted Her
 
Far East
» China is Killing Americans With Fentanyl — Deliberately
» Citing White Birth Rates, Chinese Ambassador Claims Western Leaders Are Pursuing a “Genocide Policy”
» ‘Islamophobia’ Researcher: Because China Represses Uighurs, ‘Counterterror Narrative’ Must be ‘Dismantled’
» Meet Your (Chinese) Facebook Censors
» UK Paid £320 Million to CCP Linked Firms During China Virus Outbreak
» Vatican Fails to Condemn China’s Religious Persecution
» Western Countries Adopting China’s Color-Coded Health Pass System
 
Australia — Pacific
» Espionage in Australia at Higher Levels Than Cold War, Spy Chief Warns
» Four Newborn Babies Die After Being Denied Heart Surgery Due to COVID Travel Rules
 
Immigration
» Belgium: Three Young Immigrants Arrested for Riding Vehicle Into Right-Wing Demonstration
» Germany: Police Statistics Show That Murder and Manslaughter Are Mostly Committed by Asylum Seekers
» Iraqi Archbishop: Europe is ‘Naïve’ About Terrorism, Uncontrolled Immigration
» ‘Mass Fight’ Breaks Out at Welsh Migrant Camp as Police Arrest Men Aged 25 and 22 for Affray and Assault
» Norway: Socialist Left and Green Parties Pressure Government to Take in More Muslim Migrants
» Over 7,500 Illegal Boat Migrants Arrived in Britain This Year
» Poland Rejected Asylum to Family of Chechen Involved With Murder of French Teacher
» Switzerland: Foreigners Make Up 58% of All Adults Convicted in 2019
» UK: Home Office Policy Giving Migrants as Little as Three Days’ Notice Before Deportation is Ruled Unlawful by Appeal Court Judges
» UK: Homeless Migrants Will be Deported and Criminals From EU Countries Will be Banned Under Tough New Post-Brexit Laws to be Unveiled by Priti Patel
 
Culture Wars
» CNN Runs False News Segment on ‘LGBT-Free Zones’ In Poland
» Discord Starts Shutting Down Communities for “Misinformation”
» Facebook, Spotify, And Vimeo Continue the QAnon Crackdown
» Pope Francis Voices Support for Civil Union Laws for Same-Sex Couples
» Twitter Bans User for Saying “Only Females Get Cervical Cancer”
 
General
» Major Changes Ahead: China and Russia Joining the UN Human Rights Council
 

Mayor Lightfoot Pitches a Property Tax Hike and Job Cuts to Balance Chicago’s ‘Pandemic Budget’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled her 2021 “pandemic” budget Wednesday morning in a speech that reflected on the tumultuous year in Chicago amidst a pandemic, civil unrest and racial tensions over policing.

The proposed $12.8 billion dollar budget has some bitter pills for taxpayers and city workers, including a property tax increase, 350 layoffs and mandatory furlough days for non-union city employees.

Lightfoot said this year was unlike any other in recent city history. The closest comparison, she said, was the period in the 1880s as the city was rebuilding from the Great Chicago Fire and civil unrest filled the streets.

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

“Hidden Voters” Not Reflected in Polls Will Secure Trump Re-Election

One of only two polling firms that correctly predicted Donald Trump’s 2016 victory says that Trump is on course for re-election due to “hidden voters” who are not reflected in mainstream polling because they are reluctant to admit their support for Trump.

Trafalgar Group chief pollster Robert Cahaly told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that “polls are predominantly missing the hidden Trump vote, what is referred to as the shy Trump voter.”

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

Amazon Buckles, Agrees to Stream ‘What Killed Michael Brown?’

Diversity only goes so far in today’s woke landscape.

Yes, Hollywood and major media platforms like Netflix routinely attempt to bring more people of color into the entertainment industry. The moves come after decades of inadequate representation. In many ways the cultural wave is a worthy one.

There’s a sizable catch, though.

Diversity efforts typically shun right-of-center voices that happen to be black or brown. It’s why the media and film critics mostly ignored Larry Elder’s recent documentary “Uncle Tom” focusing on the black conservative experience.

There’s no better example of this diversity blind spot, though, than Amazon’s brief, but telling war against “What Killed Michael Brown?”

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

Astronomers Identify 24 Possible Superhabitable Worlds

Are there worlds out there — orbiting distant stars — even better suited for life than Earth? Might they be older, larger, warmer, wetter and with longer-living stars? Now astronomers have identified 24 possible superhabitable worlds.

Earth is brimming with life; almost everywhere you look, plants and creatures of one form or another call our little blue ball home. Scientists find microbes — microscopic life — even in places with the harshest conditions. We tend to take Earth’s suitability for life for granted. We might think that, with all its beauty and diversity, our planet must be the best anywhere for life. Or is it?

A new study from researchers at Washington State University, announced on October 5, 2020, makes the case that there may well be planets out there that have conditions even more favorable for life than our own. Out of the over 4,000 currently known exoplanets, the researchers also narrowed those down to 24 candidate superhabitable planets that could be even better suited to life than Earth.

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

Boeing Relocating to a State Without Democrat Lunatics Who Raise Taxes, Punish Businesses

Boeing announced on Thursday, October 1, that it has decided to end the production of its 787 Dreamliner jet in Everett, Washington. The company said that it will be consolidating the aircraft’s manufacture at its facility in Charleston, South Carolina. The move is a significant blow to the economy of the Northwestern United States.

In a statement, the airline company said that the Everett assembly plant will continue producing the 787 Dreamliner until the facility in Charleston can begin manufacturing at least six of the planes per month. The company estimates that the Dreamliner assembly line at Everett will close by mid-2021, although it was hesitant to give an exact date.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Chicago Named ‘Rattiest City’ In America for 6th Year in a Row

CHICAGO — For the sixth year in a row, Chicago has been named the “rattiest city” in America.

Orkin Pest Control released their yearly top 50 list on Monday, that ranks every city based on the number of new rodent treatments.

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

CNN Lemon Rages at “Rich” Trump Supporters Who Don’t Want to Pay More Taxes Under Biden

In an exchange with fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo Tuesday night, Don Lemon raged at supporters of President Trump, accusing them of pretending to have financial anxieties, and not wanting to pay more taxes so they can spend more money on having “fun”.

Lemon was reacting to a segment from Cuomo’s broadcast highlighting Trump supporters participating in a dune buggy rally in Oregon.

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

CNN’s Stelter Claims Toobin’s Zoom Wank Was “An Accident”

CNN clown Brian Stelter was ridiculed Wednesday after he claimed that analyst Jeffrey Toobin’s decision to masturbate before properly finishing a Zoom call with his now former New Yorker colleagues was merely “an accident”.

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

Democrats Now in Full Panic Mode

Rejecting nearly 250 years of the peaceful transition of presidential power, Democrats launched a four-year war against President Trump, manufacturing a Russian-collusion hoax, a Ukraine hoax, a Stormy Daniels hoax, an impeachment hoax, on and on. All came to naught, but their efforts did expose the deep systemic corruption at the highest reaches of the Obama regime — corruption involving crimes as serious as sedition and treason!

“Coincidentally,” on the heels of the impeachment failure came the China virus, not only bringing our economy — and the entire world — to a halt, but giving rise to unrestrained violence by bought-and-paid-for anarchist groups such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter in about 15 Democrat-run cities.

Then, President Trump tested positive for the corona virus and was hospitalized to the everlasting-and unseemly-glee of his opponents. However, that glee was short-lived as the president also triumphed over this assault, left the hospital after three days, and has been out campaigning in full Iron man mode ever since.

Dems Now in Full Panic Mode

It is only a couple of weeks till the presidential election and the anger that once animated Democrats has been replaced by fear — stark, bug-eyed, white-knuckle, deadly fear and dread.

Wherever their marching orders come from — leftist billionaire globalists, or China, as writer Daniel Greenfield spells out — they have now been reduced to holding their collective breaths in the hope that:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Whistleblower Exposes “Hate-Speech Engineering” Group, Staffed With Chinese Nationals; Nypost

Facebook is leading the charge in censorship, recruiting “Chinese nationals” to work on “censorship” technology, according to a former Facebook employee who recently spoke with the NYPost. “So at some point, they [Facebook bosses] thought, ‘Hey, we’re going to get them H-1B visas so they can do this work.’“

The ex-insider shared some information about the Facebook team, called the “Hate-Speech Engineering” group. The team comprises of at least half a dozen Chinese nationals and works out of Facebook’s offices in Seattle. Many of these Ph.D.s work on complex machine learning algorithms that develop newsfeeds.

The ex-insider said the team teaches algorithms to push specific content to the top of a newsfeed while other content gets shifted “dead-last.”

As explained by the insider, here’s how censorship works: The machine-learning algorithm and neural networks don’t ban specific content; they just rerank the content on the newsfeed. It’s one of the “most sophisticated censorship in human history,” noted NYPost.

“What they don’t do is ban a specific pro-Trump hashtag,” said ex-insider. Instead, “content that is a little too conservative, they will down-rank. You can’t tell it’s censored.”

What is troubling, is how foreign nationals, ones from China, are working on Facebook’s social media censorship team that can directly impact how tens of millions of Americans think. For instance, if the algorithms were instructed to push pro-Trump stories down the feed while pushing up pro-Biden stories, that could quickly impact political thought for many, or even change the outcome of an election if some were undecided.

According to NYPost, the Hate-Speech Engineering team includes one research scientist who earned his master’s degree in computer engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.

NYPost reached out to Facebook about the matter; here’s what the social media’s spokesperson had to say:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Glenn Greenwald: Media and Intel Community Working Together to Manipulate the American People

Glenn Greenwald appeared on Tucker Carlson’s FOX News show Monday night to criticize the media for its lack of response to the Hunter Biden laptop story. Greenwald also criticized intel community activity in domestic elections and posed the question that even if Russians are behind the story it just requires journalistic investigation in case Biden is compromised.

“Adam Schiff is seriously the most pathological liar in all of American politics that I’ve seen in all of my time covering politics and journalism,” Greenwald said on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’ “He just fabricates accusations at the drop of the hat at the other people change underwear. He’s simply lying when he just asserts over and over that the Russians or the Kremlin are behind the story. He has no idea whether or not that is true. There is no evidence to support it.”

“And what makes it so much worse is that the reason that the Bidens aren’t answering basic questions about the story,” Greenwald said. “Basic questions like did Hunter Biden drop that laptop off of the repair shop? Are the emails authentic? Do you know denied that they are. Do you claim that any have been altered or are any of them fabricated? Did you in fact meet with Barisma executives? The reason they don’t answer the questions is because the media has signaled that they don’t have to. That journalists will be attacked and vilified simply for asking.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Google Insider Explains How Google Creates Echo Chambers

Project Veritas has sent shock waves across the internet after how it unearthed Google’s voluntary manipulation and favoritism. At a juncture where Big Tech is constantly accused of censoring, the Project Veritas findings make the case against Google stronger.

A third video this week from Project Veritas explains how Google executives are manipulative. The company’s senior executive Ashwin Agarwal said that online platforms were influencing people in a way they didn’t “sign up for.”

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

GOP Senators Propose Constitutional Amendment to Block Court Packing

A group of Republican senators have proposed a Constitutional amendment that would keep the number of Supreme Court Justices at nine as a way to prevent Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden from packing the court if he wins the presidency and Democrats take a Senate majority.

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

If President, Joe Biden Wants to Create a Task Force to Crack Down on Online “Harassment”

Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s campaign has published its gun control manifesto calling for more restrictive rules as part of Biden’s bid to win the US presidency, referring to gun violence as an epidemic and a health crisis.

Among a number of points brought up in the document, including Biden’s past policy initiatives in this area, several focus on online and digital aspects of weapons production and ownership, in an apparent attempt to reconcile the long-standing Democratic take on the issue, with the Second Amendment of the US Constitution that protect people’s right to keep and bear arms.

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

Jewish Restaurant in NYC Hit With Coronavirus Fine for Leaving Door Open

A video out of Brooklyn shows a city inspector handing out a COVID violation fine to a Jewish restaurant owner because he left his door open to let in some fresh air.

The clip, which has received over half a million views on Twitter, shows the owner complaining to the city inspector about being fined and hit with a court summons “for keeping my doors open.”

“You’re giving me a ticket because my doors are open, sir?” asks the owner.

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

Man Who Hung Off Side of Trump Tower Chicago for 14 Hours Escaped From Private Ambulance, Police Say

A man who on Sunday evening suspended himself from the side of Trump Tower in Chicago, sparking a 14-hour standoff with a SWAT team, has escaped from an ambulance, police told Fox News on Tuesday.

The man escaped just before 5:30 p.m. while being transported by private ambulance from NW Hospital to another hospital, Chicago police said.

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

Michigan Drops Charges Against Barber Who Defied Gov. Whitmer’s Lockdown Orders

State prosecutors have dropped charges against a Michigan barber who refused to close his doors past the 28-day limit of emergency orders afforded to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the state constitution.

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

Minnesota Hit by Largest Early-Season Snowstorm in State History

Minnesota had record-setting snowfall Tuesday, with up to 9 inches of snow reported across the state.

The storm knocked out power to more than 33,000 residents and led to more than 1,100 auto accidents and spinouts.

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

Moody Bible President Responds to Sexual Abuse, Title IX Allegations

Moody Bible Institute administration announced on Tuesday that it has implemented a multi-step plan to address the multiple allegations that the school improperly handled Title IX claims and incidents of sexual abuse and harassment.

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

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma to Plead Guilty in $8b Settlement

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has agreed to plead guilty to three federal criminal charges, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

The plea is part of an $8 billion settlement concerning the pharmaceutical company’s role in the rise of the opioid epidemic.

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

Piers Morgan: Despite the Best, Biased Efforts of Facebook, Twitter and the Overwhelmingly Trump-Hating Media to Kill the Story, Biden Now Has Serious Questions to Answer About Hunter’s Dodgy Deals and He Can’t Duck Them Forever

How the New York Post came to acquire this dynamite material from Hunter Biden’s hard drive is a typically ugly pre-election October Surprise hot mess involving those perennial Trump rogues Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon.

Their motivation is obvious: to damage Joe Biden in the same way the Hillary Clinton email scandal damaged her in October 2016.

But their dirty tricks op doesn’t mean there is no merit to the story.

A tainted source doesn’t mean the allegation shouldn’t be properly investigated.

Yet the response to it from liberal-dominated mainstream and social media firms has been staggering, terrifying and disgraceful.

Just hours after the Post story appeared, Facebook announced it would be limiting its spread on the social media platform while it used independent fact-checkers to verify the paper’s allegations.

Even more extraordinarily, Twitter than summarily banned anyone from posting a link to the story, including the New York Post itself.

By taking these unprecedented actions, the tech firms were effectively abandoning any pretence at protecting free speech or the First Amendment…

US mainstream and social media companies have reacted to this story in an outrageously partisan and deeply sinister manner that is diametrically opposed to how they would have reacted if the name ‘Biden’ was swapped for ‘Trump.’

Shame on all of them.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Project Veritas Strikes Again: Google Ad Manager Caught on Camera Admitting They Can Offer Free Advertising Credits to Democrats, Censor Republicans

Project Veritas has dropped another explosive video, this time featuring a Google Ad manager admitting to various ways they could potentially interfere with a free and fair election.

Google Marketing technical account manager Adriano Amaduzzi was caught on camera saying that the big tech giant could meddle “censor out news from your search engine” … “or actually stopping right-wing parties from advertising.”

“You can offer free credits, free advertising credits, to Democratic parties for advertising,” said Amaduzzi.

Amaduzzi also acknowledged that Google’s Trust and Safety staffers are “extreme left” and could get involved in the election.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Rifle-Carrying Trans Muslim Antifa Arrested at Riot in Phoenix

35-year-old Britney Erica Austin, formerly Eric Austin, was among 18 individuals arrested in downtown Phoenix at a violent anti-police protest. Austin was covered head-to-toe at the time in a black abaya, or women’s Islamic robe, and a burka.

Protesters shut down traffic and Phoenix Police say the group of rioters hurled incendiary devices at responding officers. Austin was carrying a semi-automatic rifle at the time. Police declared an unlawful assembly and fired impact munitions.

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

Rothschild Filed COVID-19 Test Patent in 2015 Ahead of Outbreak, Millions of Test Kits Sold in Advance

DIABOLICAL LINEAGE from both the Rockefeller Family and the Rothschild Family has now been caught in a vast top-down worldwide scandal that affects every living person on Earth.

The Rockefeller Foundation in conjunction with the World Bank Group and lineage of the Rothschild Family bloodline have orchestrated, rolled out, and are currently conducting a worldwide live-action COVID-19 pandemic exercise which has subsequently lead to the announcement of so-called solutions which have thus resulted in newly formed public health crisis bureaucracies designed to further restrict human contact, human interaction, and human movement not to mention the invasion of one’s privacy through required and in some cases forced testing procedures and it’s all documented.

Not only did The Rockefeller Foundation document their plan to take over world governments and their populations through a pandemic scenario dubbed “Lockstep,” as Intellihub’s Shepard Ambellas reported in 2014, they telecast it in a white paper titled Scenarios for International Technology and Future Development — but it gets worse.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Rudy Giuliani Files Police Report in Connection With Alleged Hunter Biden Laptop, Cites “Numerous Pictures of Underage Girls”

Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and private attorney for President Trump, gave hard drive data from Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop to Delaware police over concerns of child endangerment involving “numerous pictures of underage girls.”

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

Televangelist Pat Robertson Predicts Trump Will Win Election, Followed by Global War, Asteroid Strike

Televangelist Pat Robertson said Tuesday that he believes God has told him President Trump will win the 2020 election, followed by an ushering in of the biblical end times described in books such as Ezekiel, Daniel, Isaiah, and Revelation.

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

The Left’s Plan for 2020 Election Violence

In September, Judicial Watch’s investigative team leader Chris Farrell examined “The Militant Left’s Plan to Disrupt the 2020 Presidential Election.” It is disturbing reading.

The main takeaway from the Judicial Watch special report? This is not simply the thinking of a group of nutty left-wing academics and activists, but a document straight from the center of the Democratic Party.

According to Canada Free Press, the figure at the heart of the Transition Integrity Project is John Podesta, the senior strategist for the Democratic Party. Podesta was a top aide to presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, founder of the influential liberal think tank, the Center for American Progress, and chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. For the electoral “war games” mapped out in the TIP report, Podesta played Joe Biden.

“TIP is a collection of professional Democratic operatives and Republican ‘Never Trumpers,’“ the Judicial Watch report notes. “Organizers and leaders include Georgetown law professor Rosa Brooks, Nils Gilman of the ‘independent’ Berggruen Institute in California,” and Podesta. Anti-Trump Republicans in the group include Michael Steele, David Frum, and Bill Kristol.

Judicial Watch’s disturbing conclusion? The publication of the TIP report “is an information warfare strategy employed for revolutionary political purposes.”

“It’s a sophisticated action plan that includes cultivating an anti-Trump electoral consensus in the media; planning for “a street fight, not a legal battle;” leveling a vast array of criminal accusations against the president and his team; co-opting an already sympathetic federal bureaucracy into the anti-Trump effort; and pressuring the military, law enforcement, and state-level civil servants,” said officials from Judicial Watch.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Rise of the Corporate Censors: How America is Drifting Toward the Chinese Model of Media

Below is my column in The Hill newspaper on the censorship of the Hunter Biden controversy by Facebook and Twitter. The response of the Biden campaign and figures like Rep. Adam Schiff has been to dismiss the story as the likely product of Russian intelligence. Notably however they do not address the underlying emails.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Windows 10 October 2020 Update is Now Available With an Updated Start Menu and More

Microsoft is releasing its Windows 10 October 2020 Update to over a billion users today. Much like last year, this second Windows 10 update of 2020 is more of a Service Pack than a major release. Microsoft has, however, made some interesting tweaks, including a refreshed Start menu, some Alt Tab changes, and the bundling of the new Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge.

The biggest visual change is, of course, the updated Start menu. Microsoft’s new design kills off the solid color behind app logos and adds a transparent background to tiles instead. The end result is a Start menu that’s functionally the same, but that’s a lot easier to scan to find your apps.

Microsoft’s second significant change is how Alt Tab works. Traditionally, you use Alt Tab to cycle through desktop apps that are open in Windows, but the list now includes all open tabs in Microsoft Edge. Microsoft is allowing Windows 10 users to switch back to the classic Alt-Tab experience, though.

The final important addition is related to PC gaming. Microsoft has never made it easy to set up and control monitor refresh rates in Windows, leading to many forgetting to enable 144Hz or higher modes on their monitors. You can now switch to higher refresh rates directly within the Windows 10 settings panel (Settings System Display, Advanced display settings). It’s better than jumping into a legacy interface buried in settings or having to control this from AMD or Nvidia’s apps.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CBC Again Promotes Hijab After Its Last Hijab-Promoting Muslima Was Arrested for Joining the Islamic State

The CBC News headline is: “University of Waterloo student’s hijab business addresses lack of Muslim representation in fashion.” This oppressive garment should remain scarcely represented. It should not be normalized in any free society.

Countless young Canadian entrepreneurs are trying to carve out a living across the country, but CBC would never give them the benefit of its large platform to advertise their products, all the while presenting the advertisement as a “news item.

To think that any Western media outlet would promote a product that is a symbol of the oppression of women, who are deemed inferior in Islam (cf. Qur’an 4:34). This is insensitive to the many women who have been brutalized or even killed for refusing to wear it. But this is not even the first time that CBC has done this. CBC promoted the hijab before featuring Haleema Mustafa, who was subsequently arrested for trying to join the Islamic State.

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

Radicals Occupying Another Toronto Park

Another Toronto park bites the dust?

We recently received a tip from a viewer letting us know that, yet again, another public park is off-limits in Toronto… well, off-limits unless you are a member of a certain race, that is.

He’s a member of the Beaches-East York riding, and he said he was getting increasingly concerned about an illegal occupation at Taylor Creek Park. So, I went down to take a look!

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

COVID Put Mainstream News Outlets “Firmly Back on the Agenda” For Them to “Capitalize on This Moment”

“Newsbrands” (a term made up to rebrand the word “news outlets”) are increasingly treated as less as platforms to gather and disseminate news, and more as platforms for publishers to sell advertisements, and crucially, compete for those ad dollars with the overwhelming force of online competitors.

Some, like PHD Media’s UK publishing director Demi Abiola see this as a particularly opportune time to achieve that, since advertisers, forever seeking better assurances of “brand safety” now appear extra reluctant to spend, in a climate rife with warnings of “online coronavirus disinformation.”

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Czechia to Extend Obligation to Wear Face Masks to Outside Spaces

The Czech government approved the proposal to make wearing face mask mandatory outside if people cannot keep a two-meter distance, with the measure coming into effect on Wednesday.

However, there will be exceptions for members of one family or people doing sports.

“Face masks will be mandatory in all built-up areas if the distance between people is less than two meters, and they are not a member of the same family. However, face masks will not be compulsory outside the urban area,” said Minister of Health Roman Prymula.

“The colder the weather, the greater is the importance of face masks outside,” Prymula added.

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France: ‘Anti-Islamophobia’ Campaigner Issued Death Fatwa Against Teacher Who Showed Muhammad Cartoon

Police in France have arrested a Muslim leader who reportedly issued a fatwa, or the Islamic death warrant, on the school teacher beheaded in Paris on Friday, the French-language newspaper Le Soir confirmed on Monday.

The suspect, Abdelhakim Sefrioui, leads an organization called “Cheikh Yassine Collective,” which was set up in the memory of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, the slain founder of the Gaza-based terrorist group Hamas.

Apart from running the Hamas-linked group, Sefrioui was a prominent “anti-Islamophobia” campaigner in France. The left-wing UK newspaper Guardian described him as a “well-known Islamist radical with links to the organisation who routinely uses social media and local campaigns to pressure the government over alleged Islamophobia.”

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France: Antisemitic Attack in Paris, WZO Head Yaakov Hagoel Wants to Find ‘Source of Antisemitism Worldwide’

Antisemitic graffiti — 20 Swastikas — were spray-painted on October 9 in Paris, in the very poshest part of the city, right near the Louvre, along the Rue de Rivoli and the Place de la Concorde. The story is here.

Swastikas were spray-painted on walls and columns near the Louvre Museum in Paris’s first district on Saturday night.

A 31-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is suspected of spray-painting the 20 red swastikas on walls and columns in Place de la Concorde and Rue de Rivoli, according to French police.

Antisemitism continues to rage and raises its head without fear. This incitement is dangerous and could lead to bloodshed,” said Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization and the Head of the Department for Israel & Countering Antisemitism Yaakov Hagoel.

“I congratulate the authorities in Paris for arresting the despicable criminal. But unfortunately, it does not stop here. We must take a hard line and uproot the source of antisemitic hatred that is raging all over the world,” Hagoel went on to say….

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France: Seven Britons ‘Of Pakistani Origin’ Including Two Minors Are Arrested in Paris for ‘Trying to Run Over a Cop Outside Israeli Embassy’

Seven Britons were in custody in Paris today in connection with the attempted ‘hit and run’ murder of a police officer outside the Israeli Embassy in France.

The four men and three women have not been named but are said to be Londoners of Pakistani origin, who were travelling in a Mercedes and a BMW with false number plates.

Their vehicles were filmed threatening the policeman outside the hugely secure Embassy close to the Champs Elysée on Monday night.

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France Deports Radical Islamists, But New Ones Are Growing Up in French Schools

Many French teachers have experienced how difficult it is to talk about religious topics with pupils who profess Islam, complaining that instead of supporting their efforts, the state throws obstacles in their way of teaching.

It has been less than three weeks since French President Emmanuel Macron announced a crackdown on radical Islam. Some elements of French society criticized him for being too strict while those on the right asserted that his measures would do little to stamp out the problem. Now, following Friday’s beheading murder of the history teacher Samuel Paty in the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, the pressure on Macron has only intensified as his government enters a deep crisis.

Paty, who taught his pupils about the circumstances of the attack on the editors of the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly in January 2015, will receive the Order of the Legion of Honor, the highest French state award for his commitment to the freedom of speech, but many teachers feel that the honor is an attempt from the government to save face after ignoring the problem for years.

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France: ‘Islamism is at War With Us. We Have to Evict it From Our Country by Force, ‘ Says Marine Le Pen Following Beheading Terror Attack

Friday’s brutal murder of high school teacher Samuel Paty in France has once again sparked a debate on extremism and sent the country into crisis, with National Rally leader Marine Le Pen slamming French President Emmanuel Macron’s failure to control terrorism in the country.

“Islamism is at war with us. We have to evict it from our country by force,” said Marine Le Pen in response to Paty’s death.

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French Lawmaker Hasn’t Given Up on Her Failed Hate Speech Bill, Gets Ready for Another Attempt

Laetitia Avia, Member of Parliament for Paris and a spokesperson for the LREM party, has announced that she will propose a bill in December on a “European scale” to battle “hate” online. Avia has been demanding the passing of strict laws against online “hate speech” and she has also written a note to the Minister of the Interior.

Her previous proposal, which directed the government to impose heavy fines on social media platforms if they don’t remove “hateful” content in 24 hours, had already been rejected over free speech restriction fears.

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German and Hungarian Education Systems Take Radically Different Approach to Nationalism

German education ministers have expressed their support for altering subject material of school lessons to help eradicate what they describe as the challenge of increasing populism and nationalism, highlighting a growing divide to educational approaches among Western European countries and Central European countries like Hungary.

The Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK), in a recent press release, announced the adoption of a 13-page paper which urges schools to cover the topic of “Europe” more in their lessons in order to quicken the process of European integration and cultural homogenization.

“The word ‘Europe’ implies a shared historical legacy that is inextricably linked with the values of democracy, peace and freedom. For Europe to succeed, it needs knowledge, experience, experiences and exchange,” the president of the KMK, Stefanie Hubig of the leftist Social Democrat Party (SPD), said.

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Hungary Doesn’t Deserve Its Terrible PR Image, Says Departing US Ambassador to Hungary

During his tenure as US ambassador to Budapest, US-Hungarian relations have improved significantly, but the country has a much poorer image than it deserves due to poor public relations, David B. Cornstein told news and opinion portal Mandiner in a farewell interview.

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International Union for Muslim Scholars: ‘We Are in Fear for Societies That Make Other People’s Religions Targets’

Al-Qaradaghi said, “the future is for the religion of Islam and we are in fear for the future of societies that make other people’s religions and sanctities legitimate targets.”

The future is for the religion of Islam? Leonard Cohen said it best: “You aren’t going to like what comes after America.”

“We are in fear for the future of societies that make other people’s religions and sanctities legitimate targets” — threat noted.

“Al-Qaradaghi slammed remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron on Islam,” International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS), October 15, 2020.

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Pics: Defying Islamists, Giant Image of Mohammed Projected Onto French Government Building After Beheading

Heavily armed police officers stood guard Wednesday evening as a French city defied Islamist terrorism by projecting huge images of Charlie Hebdo cartoons on a local government building.

The projections, which included cartoons of Mohammed, came as part of a French national tribute to teacher Samuel Paty which is taking place on Wednesday evening. Paty, a history teacher in the greater Paris area, was murdered on Friday by a Muslim immigrant terrorist because he showed the cartoons to his pupils as part of a lesson on freedom of expression.

The images were projected onto two town halls in the Occitanie region — Montpellier and Toulouse — for four hours on Wednesday evening. Regional mayor Carole Delga was quoted by FranceBleu as saying of the decision to show the art: “there must be no weakness in the face of the enemies of democracy, facing those who transform religion into a weapon of war… those who intend to destroy the Republic.”

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Police in Bolton, England, Arrest 21 Men in Child Sexual Exploitation Investigation

Greater Manchester Police have announced the arrest of 21 men aged 18 to 58 as part of an ongoing investigation into child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Officers from the police force’s Bolton division arrested five men in Bolton, Bury, and Chorley on suspicion of engaging in sexual activity with a female child on October 15th.

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‘Situation Worsening Fast’: Europe Tightens Coronavirus Restrictions

Countries across Europe are enforcing masks, ordering curfews, cancelling hospital appointments, and going into lockdown after the number of coronavirus infections continues to rise, with Switzerland going from one of the least-effected countries on the continent to one of the worst.

Health Minister Alain Berset told media at a news conference in the capital, Bern, on Wednesday that Switzerland was now seeing 394 cases of the Chinese virus per 100,000 people, whereas just one month ago, that number was less than 60. Mr Berset confirmed that his nation of 8.5 million saw a new daily record of 5,583 cases in 24 hours, the previous record set just two days ago.

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UK Govt Says Teaching Critical Race Theory, White Privilege as Fact ‘Is Breaking the Law’

Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s lead, the British government has declared it is opposed to Critical Race Theory and the Black Lives Matter movement in the classroom, and warned teachers it is unlawful to teach concepts like “white privilege” as fact.

Speaking during a debate on Black History Month in the House of Commons, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Equalities Kemi Badenoch, who is black, described “the promotion of Critical Race Theory” as a “dangerous trend in race relations” and “an ideology that sees my blackness as victimhood and their whiteness as oppression.”

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UK: Farage: Brexit Party ‘Prepared to Restart Fight’ If Boris Agrees on Soft-Brexit EU Treaty

Nigel Farage has said that if Boris Johnson backs a trade deal with the EU based on the withdrawal agreement which fails to deliver a full Brexit, then his Brexit Party “will be prepared to re-start the fight”.

Brexit negotiations are at a tense standoff, with Prime Minister Johnson announcing last week the UK should prepare for a no-deal, clean-break Brexit at the end of the transition period on January 1st, 2021, because Brussels remains intransigent on key issues of Britain regaining full sovereignty. The prime minister also rebuffed EU offers to send Michel Barnier to London for negotiations this week, unless the bloc changes its negotiation strategy.

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UK: Khan’s London: Man Convicted of Disseminating Islamic State Propaganda

A man has been convicted of disseminating Islamic State propaganda via Facebook and WhatsApp groups following a Metropolitan Police investigation.

According to an official police statement, 29-year-old Shehroz Iqbal, of east London, was arrested after he “shared a Daesh propaganda video on his open Facebook page” — ‘Daesh’ being the politically correct term for the Islamic State preferred by officials who wish to avoid referencing the terror organisation’s religious fealty.

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UK: Officer Was on Two-Hour Break When Islamist Bomber Walked in to Manchester Arena

A British Transport Police officer admitted that it was “unacceptable” of her to take a two-hour break that resulted in her missing Salman Abedi arriving at the Manchester Arena just before he detonated a bomb that killed 22 victims at an Ariana Grande concert, an inquiry into the May 2017 Islamist terror attack heard.

BTP Police Constable Jessica Bullough told the inquiry on Monday that she took the two-hour and nine-minute break to buy a kebab, where she was supposed to only be away for between 50 minutes to 1 hour. She admitted that had her supervisor been on duty, she would not have taken more than twice the break she should have.

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UK: Yussef Alwali Charged After Cross Was Ripped Down From London Church

Yussef Alwali is set to appear before the Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, on charges of religiously aggravated criminal damage after a church was vandalised in London.

On Sunday, a cross was torn from the roof of the Chadwell Heath Baptist Chuch at around 2:40 pm.

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Wales: Football Club to Investigate Why Players Did Not Kneel to BLM Before Game

The chairman of a Welsh football club is launching an investigation into why players did not kneel to Black Lives Matter ahead of a match.

Newport County Association Football Club chairman Gavin Foxall, who is white, was raked over the coals by former professional football player Nathan Blake, who is black, on BBC Radio Wales for the failure to show due deference to the Black Lives Matter movement at an English Football League Two match against Tranmere Rovers.

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Archbishop of Albania: Conversion of Hagia Sophia to a Mosque is a ‘Cultural Jihad’

The archbishop is right. The conversion of Hagia Sophia to a mosque is for Erdogan a symbol of Islam’s triumph over secularism, just as its conversion to a museum in 1935 was a symbol of secularism’s triumph over Islam, and its original conversion to a mosque in 1453 was a symbol of Islam’s triumph over Christianity. Note also that Erdogan says that Hagia Sophia has been returned to “its original identity.” Its nearly thousand years as a cathedral before it was a mosque don’t count. That’s just jahiliyya, the society of unbelievers, which in Islamic theology is worthless trash.

“Archbishop of Albania on Hagia Sophia: Its conversion into a mosque is a cultural jihad,” Orthodox Times, October 17, 2020.

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Catholic Scholar Falsely Claims That Muhammad Responded Non-Violently to Those Who Mocked Him

Craig Considine depends upon the ignorance of his audience about Islam.

“Catholic Scholar Spins Jihadi Beheading,” by Jules Gomes, ChurchMilitant.com, October 19, 2020.

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Iraqi Archbishop: European Union ‘Lagged Behind’ In Aiding Persecuted Christians

The archbishop of Mosul, Iraq, said Wednesday while many Europeans have come to the aid of persecuted Christians in the Middle East, the European Union has been slow to mobilize.

In an interview with the European Post, Archbishop Najeeb Moussa Michaeel said that the European Union (E.U.) “was aware of the persecutions that have affected Christians in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, but also in Lebanon” and yet largely turned a blind eye to this suffering.

We must be able to call out the suffering we see “even when it destabilizes our analytical grids, our geopolitical convictions, our political correctness,” Archbishop Michaeel asserted.

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Turkey: TV Host Calls on Macron to ‘Reexamine’ the Freedom of Speech and Criminalize Blasphemy Against Islam

There are many in the West who agree with Mohamed Abdelbaky — so many that the freedom of speech is under serious threat. If Western countries adopt blasphemy laws, however, they will be essentially committing suicide. For years now, Islamic groups in the West have characterized any analysis of how jihad terrorists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism as “hate speech” in the same category as a cartoon of Muhammad; if mockery of Islam is outlawed, such analysis will be as well, and then jihadis will be able to operate with impunity and without any opposition.

“TV Host On Turkey-Based Muslim Brotherhood TV Channel Mohamed Abdelbaky Following French Teacher’s Murder: Freedom Of Speech Should Not Include Offending Prophet Muhammad, Islam,” MEMRI, October 17, 2020.

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Muslim Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Praises Muslim Who Beheaded Man Over Muhammad Cartoons as ‘Hero of Islam’

Where did Zelim Imadaev get this idea? We are constantly told that Muslims who believe violence against unbelievers is justified are a tiny minority who misunderstand the teachings of their own religion. If that is true, why are there so many of them? Why is it nigh impossible to teach Islam properly?

“Former UFC fighter praises Chechen teen who beheaded French teacher,” by Karim Zidan, Bloody Elbow, October 19, 2020.

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Pakistan: 13-Year-Old Christian Girl Kidnapped, Converted to Islam, Forced to Marry the Man Who Abducted Her

These “love jihad” incidents are motivated by supremacist assumptions. The idea is that the Muslim community will always grow at the expense of the non-Muslim community. In the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, authorities generally share the same assumptions, so the family of Arzoo Masih is unlikely to get justice. Meanwhile, the international “human rights community” is indifferent: if no “Islamophobia” is being committed, then they have no interest.

“Pakistan teen’s abduction, conversion sparks Christian outcry,” UCA News, October 19, 2020:

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China is Killing Americans With Fentanyl — Deliberately

“I’m not alleging any kind of conspiracy, I suppose, but just the plain facts of it: fentanyl and Covid both came from China, China’s our main rival, they’re benefitting from the deaths of many thousands of Americans,” Tucker Carlson noted on his October 16 show.

China’s regime has been pushing fentanyl into the United States for years.

Fatal drug overdoses in the U.S. last year hit a record 70,980, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those deaths, 36,500, were from synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. Cocaine and methamphetamine fatalities were also up, largely because these substances were mixed with fentanyl.

It is, as Vanda Felbab-Brown of the Brookings Institution states in a July paper, “the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history.”

There is no doubt where this drug comes from. “Since 2013, China has been the principal source of the fentanyl flooding the U.S. illicit drug market—or of the precursor agents from which fentanyl is produced, often in Mexico,” reports Felbab-Brown.

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Citing White Birth Rates, Chinese Ambassador Claims Western Leaders Are Pursuing a “Genocide Policy”

In response to accusations that the Communist state is “committing genocide” against its Uyghur population, China’s Ambassador to Grenada has accused western leaders of pursuing a “genocide policy” by citing declining birth rates.

The claim was made in response to U.S. national security advisor Robert O’Brien’s assertion at an Aspen Institute event that, “If not a genocide, something close to it going on in Xinjiang.”

O’Brien cited seizures by U.S. customs of “massive numbers” of hair products made with human hair from the region.

“The Chinese are literally shaving the heads of Uighur women and making hair products and sending them to the United States,” he said.

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‘Islamophobia’ Researcher: Because China Represses Uighurs, ‘Counterterror Narrative’ Must be ‘Dismantled’

Mobashra Tazamal is “a researcher on Islamophobia at The Bridge Initiative at Georgetown University.” Her article here illustrates yet again something that I’ve been pointing out for years: for the Hamas-linked Bridge Initiative, a program of the bought-and-paid-for Georgetown University, and for establishment academics such as Mobashra Tazamal, no resistance to the global jihad whatsoever is allowed, no matter how tepid, half-hearted, or fantasy-based. It’s all “Islamophobia.” Any resistance to jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women immediately puts one on the road to becoming as inhumane, brutal, and repressive as Communist China is to the Uighurs. Any opposition to, say, beheading schoolteachers in the middle of the street for showing a cartoon of Muhammad is the “logic of eradication or quarantining.” The only response to jihad violence that Bridge Initiative would find acceptable would be complete surrender.

“Dismantling the counterterror narrative is long overdue,” by Mobashra Tazamal, The New Arab, October 15, 2020 (thanks to Hussam).

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Meet Your (Chinese) Facebook Censors

China is one of the most censorious societies on Earth. So what better place for ­Facebook to recruit social media censors?

There are at least half a dozen “Chinese nationals who are working on censorship,” a former Facebook insider told me last week. “So at some point, they [Facebook bosses] thought, ‘Hey, we’re going to get them H-1B visas so they can do this work.’ “

The insider shared an internal directory of the team that does much of this work. It’s called Hate-Speech Engineering (George Orwell, call your office), and most of its members are based at Facebook’s offices in Seattle. Many have Ph.D.s, and their work is extremely complex, involving machine learning — teaching “computers how to learn and act without being explicitly programmed,” as the techy website DeepAI.org puts it.

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UK Paid £320 Million to CCP Linked Firms During China Virus Outbreak

The British government sent up to £320 million to Chinese companies with links to the ruling communist party (CCP) during the rush to acquire ventilators and protective gear for healthcare workers in the initial outbreak of the China virus pandemic.

The Department for Health and Social Care reportedly inked ten contracts worth £148 million with direct ties to the communist regime in Beijing. The Department for Health in Northern Ireland also sent between £60 to £170 million to the state-backed China Resources firm in June for personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Vatican Fails to Condemn China’s Religious Persecution

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s September 30 — October 1 visit to the Vatican was a diplomatic profile in courage. Despite the Pope’s refusal to meet the U.S. Secretary of State, Pompeo repeated his warning to the Holy See that if it goes ahead with plans to renew the 2018 Sino-Vatican Agreement, it will compromise the Catholic Church’s moral authority. Pompeo also urged the Vatican to live up to its mission of defending human rights in China, where Catholics churches and shrines are being destroyed and priests imprisoned, and also urged the Pope to reconsider renewing the secret agreement with Beijing, which permits the Communist Party of China (CCP) to have a key role in appointing Catholic Bishops in China.

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Western Countries Adopting China’s Color-Coded Health Pass System

The globalists are turning America into China right before our eyes.

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Espionage in Australia at Higher Levels Than Cold War, Spy Chief Warns

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Espionage in Australia had eclipsed Cold War levels, the country’s spymaster told parliament on Tuesday, in a speech warning that citizens were being monitored and harassed by foreign powers.

Several politicians across the ideological spectrum have become embroiled in investigations into suspected overseas influence operations — most notably from China.

Australia’s normally tight-lipped spy chiefs have become increasingly outspoken about the threat.

“There are more foreign spies and their proxies operating against Australian interests than there were at the height of the Cold War,” said Australian Security Intelligence Organisation chief Michael Burgess.

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Four Newborn Babies Die After Being Denied Heart Surgery Due to COVID Travel Rules

Four newborn babies in Adelaide, Australia have died after being denied life-saving heart surgery due to coronavirus travel restrictions.

Adelaide is the only mainland Australian capital that doesn’t provide paediatric cardiac surgery, therefore around 100 babies a year have to be sent interstate to receive treatment.

However, due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions imposed by the Australian government, transfers to Melbourne have stopped and the babies have to make a longer journey to Sydney instead.

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Belgium: Three Young Immigrants Arrested for Riding Vehicle Into Right-Wing Demonstration

Last Friday, three young men were arrested after they drove their vehicle into a demonstration of Flemish nationalists in the Belgian town of Puurs at high speed. The public prosecutor’s office confirmed this to Belgium’s SCEPTR news outlet, refusing to disclose more information about the suspects, however, according to the Belgian RTV television station, the suspects are men of foreign origin.

The Flemish nationalists organized the demonstration in response to the senseless violence of a group of immigrant youths, which happened in the town earlier that week. The rally went quietly until suddenly a car with its headlights turned off tried to drive into the crowd at high speed. By miracle, there were no injuries.

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Germany: Police Statistics Show That Murder and Manslaughter Are Mostly Committed by Asylum Seekers

Celebrate diversity! Refugees welcome! They are not dangerous, they are in danger!

“Federal Criminal Police Office: Murder and manslaughter is the specialty of asylum seekers in Germany!,” translated from “Bundeskriminalamt: Mord und Totschlag ist das Spezialgebiet der Asylbewerber in Deutschland!,” by Michael van Laack, Philosophia Perennis, October 18, 2020 (thanks to Medforth).

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Iraqi Archbishop: Europe is ‘Naïve’ About Terrorism, Uncontrolled Immigration

The archbishop of Mosul, Iraq, said Wednesday that he fears more for Europe than for his native Iraq because Europe is naïve about the dangers of radical Islam.

“Europe is becoming the sick child of the modern world, because it is moving away from its faith and its cultural and religious roots,” said Archbishop Najeeb Moussa Michaeel in an interview with the European Post. “By dint of turning away from the Church and its heritage, it falls in love with the worst fundamentalist, lax or individualistic ideologies, as long as they are opposed to those who built it.”

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‘Mass Fight’ Breaks Out at Welsh Migrant Camp as Police Arrest Men Aged 25 and 22 for Affray and Assault

A ‘mass fight’ broke out among migrants at a Welsh holding camp yesterday as police arrested two men.

Officers detained a 22-year-old on suspicion of affray and a 25-year-old on suspicion of assault.

Pictures show a large police presence outside Penally Asylum Accommodation Centre in Penally, Pembrokeshire, following the incident.

The former Welsh training camp was chosen by the Ministry of Defence to house around 230 asylum seekers.

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Norway: Socialist Left and Green Parties Pressure Government to Take in More Muslim Migrants

What could possibly go wrong? Celebrate diversity!

The Socialist Left and Green parties don’t seem to have said anything about ensuring that the migrants assimilate and adopt Western values. After the history of Europe over the last twenty years, it is clear that what they are calling for are Sharia no-go zones, sharp rises in crime, and strain on the welfare rolls. What does Norway gain from all that? A conscience cleansed of First World guilt?

“Norway’s Socialist Left and Green Party pressure government to take in more refugees from Greece,” Norway Today, October 15, 2020.

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Over 7,500 Illegal Boat Migrants Arrived in Britain This Year

Over 7,500 illegal boat migrants have reached the United Kingdom by crossing the English Channel from France since the start of the year, reaching the number that Migration Watch UK predicted would arrive in the country by the end of the year.

Following the arrival of 100 more illegal aliens on Monday, the total number of illegal migrants recorded to have reached British shores rose to a record 7,532, more than four times the number of migrants in 2019.

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Poland Rejected Asylum to Family of Chechen Involved With Murder of French Teacher

The murder of history teacher Samuel Paty at the hands of Moscow-born Chechen Abudllah Anzorov on Friday shocked all of France. The murderer decapitated the teacher after he conducted a lesson concerning freedom of speech and showed caricatures of the prophet Muhammad.

Now, documents have come to light that Anzorov’s family applied for asylum in Poland but were rejected by the authorities. Instead, they later received a permit to stay in France for ten years as refugees, according to Salon24.pl.

Following the gruesome murder, French police have currently detained the killer’s family and closest friends while investigations are still ongoing.

Patrick Edery, the French publicist working for Poland’s Solidarity weekly magazine, noted on social media of Poland’s refusal to grant the Anzorov family asylum. He pointed out that owing to Poland’s policies on accepting refugees, which he notes have been “condemned” by other countries, Poles have not experienced a terrorist attack on their soil because the state protects its citizens.

“Poland refused asylum to the Chechen (and his family) who beheaded Samuel Paty Thanks to its much-maligned policy, Poland has not experienced attacks on its soil, and its rates of insecurity and rape are the lowest in Europe. The [Polish] state protects its citizens above all,” Edery wrote on Twitter.

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Switzerland: Foreigners Make Up 58% of All Adults Convicted in 2019

According to a study published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (OFS), adult foreigners represent 57.8 percent of all adults convicted in 2019.

Of all adults sentenced in 2019 for violating the law on narcotics, foreigners were responsible for 57.9 percent of cases. In the case of traffic law, it was 52 percent.

When it comes to the country of origin, most perpetrators were from South-West Africa. According to the statistics, the rate is 30 per thousand, meaning that out of 1,000 people from Southwest Africa, 30 have committed an offense. People from West African countries come second with a rate of 21.7 per thousand.

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UK: Home Office Policy Giving Migrants as Little as Three Days’ Notice Before Deportation is Ruled Unlawful by Appeal Court Judges

A Home Office policy which gave migrants as little as 72 hours’ notice of their impending deportation has been ruled as unlawful.

The Court of Appeal found the policy created ‘an unacceptable risk of interference with the right of access to court.’

Medical Justice, a human rights’ charity, took legal action over the policy by which migrants were given between three and seven days’ notice that they might be removed from the UK at some point during the next three months without further warning.

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UK: Homeless Migrants Will be Deported and Criminals From EU Countries Will be Banned Under Tough New Post-Brexit Laws to be Unveiled by Priti Patel

Priti Patel today publishes tough new measures which will ban EU criminals entering Britain from January 1 and remove rough sleepers.

Offenders will no longer get special treatment if they are EU nationals.

However, the measures will partly rely on Britain retaining access to European criminal databases, on which a deal has yet to be reached.

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CNN Runs False News Segment on ‘LGBT-Free Zones’ In Poland

Following a highly misleading news segment by left-wing American news network CNN, the Polish Embassy in Washington D.C. published a letter rejecting the claims made in the report.

The topic of CNN’s new segment had to do with alleged “LGBT-free zones” and supposed persecution of LGBT people in Poland.

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Discord Starts Shutting Down Communities for “Misinformation”

After public-facing social media platforms have aggressively censored what they deem to be misinformation throughout 2020, community chat app Discord is now starting to follow in their footsteps and implementing similar crackdowns, even for private chat communities.

Ice Age Farmer, a community which its owner says was dedicated to “gardening, preps, seed saving, canning, alternative construction & greenhouses channels,” has been purged from Discord “for the spread of misinformation.”

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Facebook, Spotify, And Vimeo Continue the QAnon Crackdown

Despite being one of the most banned movements on social media, Facebook, Spotify, and Vimeo have announced new restrictions and crackdowns on QAnon.

Facebook announced today that it will be redirecting searches related to QAnon to “credible resources” from the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) which is part of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT).

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Pope Francis Voices Support for Civil Union Laws for Same-Sex Couples

Pope Francis has spoken in defense of civil union laws for same-sex couples, breaking with both the Vatican’s and his own previous position on the issue.

“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family,” Francis said in a new documentary, “Francesco.” “…Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it.”

The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope John Paul II said that “respect for homosexual persons” did not include “approval of” or “legal recognition,” of the behavior or marriages.

Francis had originally opposed efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in 2010 while serving as the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. He has since changed his position.

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Twitter Bans User for Saying “Only Females Get Cervical Cancer”

Twitter is now accused of banning users over tweets that are stating biological facts. An account that stated “only females get cervical cancer” ended up getting banned. Apparently the tweet was violating Twitter’s “rules against hateful conduct.”

The social media platform believes that claiming only women have a cervix is transphobic.

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Major Changes Ahead: China and Russia Joining the UN Human Rights Council

by Matt Snape

For the next three years, both China and Russia will play an important role on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), as both nations have been elected onto the body.

The vote largely works by countries within regions reaching private bargains on the nations that will stand, mostly with the objective of ensuring that all the candidates stand unopposed within their region.

All 193 UN countries are eligible to vote in each region.

Both China and Saudi Arabia competed with Uzbekistan, Nepal and Pakistan for four seats. China managed to attract 139 votes whilst Saudi Arabia came fifth with just 90 votes. They were beaten by Nepal, which managed to obtain 150 votes. This meant that Saudi Arabia was the only nation in the five-way contest that failed to win a place on the 47-seat body.

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14 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/21/2020

  1. “Germany: Police Statistics Show That Murder and Manslaughter Are Mostly Committed by Asylum Seekers”
    This is a misleading headline.
    What it should say is that foreign asylum seekers are much more inclined to murder and manslaughter than Germans.
    The figures are:
    “almost every seventh person” for murder and manslaughter is an asylum seeker etc.,
    “more than one in eight” for serious or dangerous bodily harm.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/10/germany-police-statistics-show-that-murder-and-manslaughter-are-mostly-committed-by-asylum-seekers

    • yes, Michael. Let‘ s stick to the truth: they are overrepresented proportionally , ballpark figure:
      13% of crimes of violence with being only 2% of the population. But this is telltale. My theory is that their countries of origin, mostly inhabited by law abiding people, encourage or even help with the emigration of evildoers.

  2. International Union for Muslim Scholars: ‘We Are in Fear for Societies That Make Other People’s Religions Targets’.
    Of course, Islam has never made other people’s religion a target, now has it?
    Commenter somehistory sums it up:
    “It’s always the same thing: terrorize, manipulate, lie and whine.”

  3. Belgium: car with headlights turned off driven into nationalist rally

    Later on Twitter, SCEPTR informed that the man, who drove into the rally, has been released. According to the public prosecutor, there was not enough evidence that they drove into the crowd deliberately.

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