Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/22/2020

The latest news on Hunter Biden’s wayward laptop is that a number of the photos of an underage girl on the hard drive were allegedly of one of Mr. Biden’s relatives. Meanwhile, Mr. Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski went on the record corroborating some of the details contained in the emails on the laptop. Mr. Bobulinski was invited to attend tonight’s debate as a guest of President Trump.

In other news, reversing himself yet again, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resumed Brexit negotiations with Brussels’ representatives.

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

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USA
» [Watch] Trump Releases Raw Video of ‘60 Minutes’ Interview and it’s Everything You Thought it Would be
» Americans Are Being Steered Into Poverty and Communism
» Arctic Outbreak Could Break Low-Temp Records in Central U.S. This Weekend, Bring Strong Winds and Snow
» Bidens and Corleones, Two Scandalous Mob Families
» Brian Stelter Says There Should be More Big Tech Censorship
» CDC Revises Meaning of “Close Contact” To Include Multiple Brief Interactions
» Churches Win Federal Court Decision Against COVID-19 Mask Orders, Capacity Limits
» Dr. Simone Gold’s White Coat Summit Censored by YouTube and Vimeo
» Extremist Democrats Take Part in Event Hosted by Blogger Who Declared ‘America Deserved 9/11’
» Facebook Disables Bret Weinstein’s Account
» Fined Restaurant Owner Who Told PA Gov. Tom Wolf, “We Ain’t Paying Crap” Wins Court Showdown
» Harris, Other Prominent Democrats Listed as “Key Domestic Contacts” For Venture With Biden, Chinese Company
» Human Rights Group Shows How Pandemic Has Caused a Severe Drop in Internet Freedoms
» Hunter Biden Business Partner Confirms Legitimacy of Email Showing Joe Biden Set to Get 10% Stake in Chinese Company
» Laptop Hunter Biden Reportedly Left at Repair Shop Connected to FBI Money Laundering Investigation
» Mailchimp Terminates Independent News Outlets SGTreport and Press for Truth
» Minnesota AG Announces Investigation of Private Security Firm Seeking Veterans to Monitor Polling Places
» MN Judge Upholds Manslaughter, 2nd-Degree Murder Charges Against Former Officer Derek Chauvin, Charges Against Other Officers
» MSM Begins Propagating a “Third Wave” of COVID-19
» Pelosi Cuts Off Reporter Asking About Biden “Allegations of Corruption”: “I’m Not Answering Your Questions”
» President Trump Plans to Bring Hunter Biden Associate Tony Bobulinski as Guest to Debate
» Ratings for Game 1 of the World Series Crash 25%, Viewership at All-Time Low
» Report: Explicit Photos of Minor in Hunter Biden’s Laptop Were of a Relative — and He Was in Some of the Photos With Her
» Revolver Exclusive: Inside Source Alleges Underage Photos Found on Hunter’s Laptop Were of a Member of the Biden Family
» Sen. Judiciary Committee Moves Barrett Nomination to Full Senate, Despite Democrat Members’ Boycott of Vote
» Ted Cruz: Big Tech Believes it Has Authority Over What the Press is Allowed to Report
» US Universities Fail to Report $6,500,000,000 in Foreign Gifts, Including Money From Saudi Arabia and Qatar
» Video: Obama Mocks Trump for Believing ‘Secret Cabals Run the World’; Trump Hits Back
 
Europe and the EU
» Brexit Talks Back on Less Than Week After Boris Told UK to Prepare for Clean Break
» Czechia Enters Lockdown Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases
» Delingpole: What France Can Teach US About Fighting Islamic Terrorism
» Former French Education Boss Blames Leftist Ideology for Spread of Islamism
» France: Muslima Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Threatens Jihad Suicide Bombing at Railway Station
» France: Cops Interrogated Teacher Who Showed Muhammad Cartoon Four Days Before He Was Beheaded
» ‘Not a Serious Crime’: Islamic Scholar Defends Muslim Man Who Beheaded the French Teacher, Says it is Not Something He Should be Punished for
» Pope Francis is ‘An Enemy of Europe’ Says French Philosopher Eric Zemmour
» Spain First in Western Europe to Have One Million Coronavirus Cases
» Studies Show School Reopenings Are Generally Not Causing COVID-19 Spikes
» Sweden Must be ‘Prepared’ For Attacks Like French Teacher Beheading
» Video: Charlie Hebdo Cartoons of Muhammad Projected Onto French Hotels in Memory of Decapitated Teacher Samual Paty
 
Middle East
» Feds Say Iran Was Behind ‘Proud Boys’ Threats Sent to Democratic Voters
» Turkish Products Are Stripped From Supermarkets and Saudi Arabia Turns a Burger “Greek”
» U.S. Intelligence: Iran Interfering With Election in Effort to Hurt Trump
 
South Asia
» ISIS Terror Magazine Calls to Avenge Babri Demolition, Instigates Muslims to Wage ‘Jihad’ Against India
» Islamic Bangladesh: Many Durga Puja Vandalized & Under Threat in Boalmari, Araihazar and Dhaka
 
Far East
» More Than 60 CIA Agents Were Killed by the CCP Because of Joe Biden’s Betrayal
» Philippines’ Largest Muslim Organization Slams Armed Forces Chief for Calling for Monitoring of Islamic Schools
» Vatican Renews Controversial Agreement With Chinese Communist Party
 
Australia — Pacific
» Fun Police Vow to Use Helicopters and Drones to Shut Down AFL Grand Final Parties in Parks, Beaches and Homes Across Melbourne — as Five Suburbs Are Put on Coronavirus Alert Amid Fears Lockdown Won’t be Eased on Sunday
» Heartbroken Mum of Little Girl, 11, Who Killed Herself After Her Accused Rapist Walked Free on Bail Reveals What Was Going Through Her Daughter’s Mind Before Her Death — and Why She Wants You to See Her Face
» Melbourne Cafe is Forced to Hire Security After Being Inundated With Threats Over $1 Surcharge for Dan Andrews Supporters
» New Zealand’s Toughest Gang Mourns Its Leader: Black Power Soldiers Perform a Haka and Fly Flags to Farewell President Whenu ‘Sarge’ McKinnon — and Even Rival Mongrel Mob Gangsters Attend to Show Their Respect
» Police Raid Storage Facility and Seize 1,350 Tins of Baby Formula From Gang Planning to Ship $100,000 of Stolen Pharmaceutical Goods Overseas
» Unmasked: The Alleged Child Rapist Charged With Abusing Girl, 11, Who Was So Terrified When He Was Freed on Bail She Took Her Own Life — as Cruel Twist in Case That Shocked Australia is Revealed
» Victoria Reports Five New Cases of Coronavirus Overnight as Melburnians Are Put on Red Alert After Coronavirus School Cluster Spreads to Suburbs
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria: Muslims Ambush Christians, Hack One of Them to Death With Machetes
 
Latin America
» COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Participant Has Died
 
Immigration
» Boris Govt Brags UK ‘Resettles More Refugees Than Any Other Country in Europe’ As it Fails to Stop Boats
» France: Muslim Migrant Who Beheaded Man Over Muhammad Cartoon ‘Had Become Increasingly Religious’
» Greece: Evros Border: Barbed-Wire Obstacles and Additional Border Guards
» Greece: 104 Illegal Immigrants Relocated to Hannover, Germany
» Home Secretary Priti Patel Overrules Immigration Experts to Block Foreign Builders From the UK in Bid to Help Unemployed British Workers
» Islamic Terror Suspected After Syrian Migrant Stabs 55-Year-Old German to Death in Dresden
» Months Before Illegal MS-13 Gang Member Murdered Family, Kamala Harris Failed to Prosecute Him
» Pair Are Banned From Welsh Migrant Holding Camp After Police Were Called to Breakup Mass Bawl
» Paris Beheading of Samuel Paty is Tied to Mass Migration, Says Hungarian Security Official
» Swedish Professor: Integration of 2015 Migrants Into Labour Force Has Been a Failure
» UK: ‘He Looks More Like a 40-Year-Old Man!’: Worried Parents Demand Answers Over New Migrant Pupil ‘With Thin Hairline’ Who Joined Class ‘Without Birth Certificate or Passport’
 
Culture Wars
» Facebook’s “Oversight Board, “ the Ultimate Ruler on What Conversations Get Censored, Is Ready
» Netflix Sees Sharp Decline in 3rd-Quarter Sign-UPS Following Release of Cuties
» UK: Air Force Embraces Gender Neutral Pronouns, ‘Airman’ Becomes ‘Air-Per’
 

[Watch] Trump Releases Raw Video of ‘60 Minutes’ Interview and it’s Everything You Thought it Would be

Trump’s reasoning for the move has been that the media doesn’t represent him honestly, and he wanted to make sure the people could see the full footage and make their own judgments.

Watching back the video, it is obvious they made the right choice. Stahl came in loaded for bear and set up the interview by asking the President if he was “ready for some tough questions.” Trump responded with a shrug.

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

Americans Are Being Steered Into Poverty and Communism

First, you must accept the fact that most government bureaucrats and elected officials are either Useful Idiots, Communists, or Cowards, and many are Corrupt. The proof of this cannot be disputed in the face of overwhelming evidence of grand theft, corruption, and outright treason by the highest officials in government. Most of the media is Communist, and refuses to report these facts to the people.

Vladimir Lenin , a founder of Marxism, said that those who support Communism are Useful Idiots, I agree.

Communist Democrat Politicians have attempted to overthrow a lawfully elected President, with lies, smears, and no evidence. Now there is ample evidence that they plan to steal the next election.

There is an overwhelming abundance of proof that Democrat presidential candidates Clinton and Biden are corrupt to the point of Treason, garnering millions of dollars by selling us out. All of this was known, covered up, and ignored by the FBI. The FBI and DOJ have been exposed as totally corrupt. The FBI has existed by using fear, intimidation, and blackmail since its inception. The FBI refuses to do its job, and is so corrupt that it must be disbanded. Everyone in the DOJ should be fired.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Arctic Outbreak Could Break Low-Temp Records in Central U.S. This Weekend, Bring Strong Winds and Snow

Meteorologists expect a front of arctic air to flow down this weekend from the northern Rockies into the southern Plains area of the United States, bringing with it temperatures that could set new records in some places, as well as gusty winds and snow.

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

Bidens and Corleones, Two Scandalous Mob Families

Communist countries never allow truth to reach their citizenry, only government propaganda. Authoritarians in mainstream media, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai have censored the Biden family corruption and kept truth from reaching Americans before the election.

Ahh yes, the totalitarians have suppressed the 47-year Biden family corruption of influence peddling. Sounds like the Clinton’s and Biden’s learned well how to steal while in government “service.” Several members of the Biden’s clan, including his brother James Biden, his sister-in-law Sara, and his son Hunter, landed lucrative positions or contracts with foreign countries while Joe Biden was a U.S. senator as well as when he served as vice president. Forty-seven years of selling influence to make the Biden family wealthy. And half of the remuneration was always split with the “big guy,” obviously Joe Biden.

The president tweeted, “We’ve got to get the Attorney General to act, he’s got to act fast, he has to appoint somebody. This is major corruption and this has to be known before the election.” This tweet was followed by a dozen house republicans led by AZ Congressman Andy Biggs to ask AG Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate Biden’s corrupt dealings.

Any appointment from Barr would likely come from the demonstrably corrupt and biased DOJ itself. We don’t have time…only two weeks and we face the most important election of our lifetime. Censorship has kept the American people from knowing that Joe and Hunter Biden peddled their influence into the White House to secure lucrative multi-million dollar deals in China along with Hunter sitting on the board of Burisma in Ukraine. All of this was exposed by the New York Post via emails they pulled from Hunter’s laptop that was dropped off at a Delaware store for repair and never picked up. Link

The FBI had Hunter Biden’s computer for a year and did absolutely nothing. Not only that, but had they even looked at the computer it would have blown up Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler’s Impeachment attempt. Wray sat on it. The intel community is still run by the Obama Deep State.

[Comment: REcommended reading.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Brian Stelter Says There Should be More Big Tech Censorship

Brian Stelter, CNN’s prominent commentator, appeared in a panel discussion on BBC Radio 4’s “The Media Show.” At a juncture where online censorship and bias is at its highest, Stelter suggests that social media platforms are falling short when it comes to censoring. “…And honestly, they’re not even doing one-tenth of what they should be doing,” said Stelter.

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

CDC Revises Meaning of “Close Contact” To Include Multiple Brief Interactions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention again updated its coronavirus guidelines, this time tweaking its definition of what constitutes “close contact” with someone with COVID-19.

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

Churches Win Federal Court Decision Against COVID-19 Mask Orders, Capacity Limits

Victory for religious freedom in state run by liberal Democrats.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Dr. Simone Gold’s White Coat Summit Censored by YouTube and Vimeo

Dr. Simone Gold, a participant in the White Coat Summit organized by America’s Frontline Doctors, has come out with a serious accusation against YouTube and Vimeo for censoring content from the second event organized by the group.

The censorship here is based on what she called “fraudulent and manufactured pretenses.”

In a tweet Dr. Gold explained that YouTube went and flagged content from the White Coat Summit as “spam, deceptive practices and scams.” This is very much in line with the Google-owned video giant’s policy enforced since the start of the epidemic, imposing strict, even unprecedented censorship of any officially unapproved information regarding the Covid epidemic.

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

Extremist Democrats Take Part in Event Hosted by Blogger Who Declared ‘America Deserved 9/11’

Extreme leftist Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) were criticised for taking part in an event this week that was organised by a leftist blogger who just last year proclaimed that “America deserved 9/11.”

The Washington Free Beacon notes that AOC and Omar were involved in the live streaming event hosted by Hasan Piker that claimed to be aimed at encouraging viewers to make plans to get out and vote early.

While playing videos games, Ocasio-Cortez described the event as having an “amazing lineup” and thanked Piker, for having “wrangled” the event together without much time.

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

Facebook Disables Bret Weinstein’s Account

Facebook has suddenly disabled the account of biologist, evolutionary theorist, and DarkHorse Podcast host Bret Weinstein. The platform provided no explanation and no option to appeal the decision.

Weinstein shared the notification he received from Facebook which claims he didn’t follow Facebook’s community standards but doesn’t point to the specific alleged violation or any posts that supposedly violated Facebook’s rules.

The notification also offers Weinstein no recourse and states: “We have already reviewed this decision and it can’t be reversed.”

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

Fined Restaurant Owner Who Told PA Gov. Tom Wolf, “We Ain’t Paying Crap” Wins Court Showdown

The owner of a Palmyra, Pennsylvania, Italian restaurant who defied Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-mandated business shutdowns just won a significant victory in court. In May, Taste of Sicily co-owner Mike Mangano was ordered by the state to remain shuttered, but decided instead to open up completely — no masks, social distancing, or plastic barriers.

Eric Winter, the attorney who represented Taste of Sicily in court, explained the decision was made out of financial necessity.

“The business needed it,” Winter said. “The family needed it, and they needed to do things to survive. They went ahead and reopened. And at that point, they had great support from the local level elected officials.”

Nevertheless, Wolf’s administration hit Taste of Sicily with $10,000 worth of fines for violating his decree. Mangano was undeterred.

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

Harris, Other Prominent Democrats Listed as “Key Domestic Contacts” For Venture With Biden, Chinese Company

A list of prominent Democrats identified a “key domestic contacts” for a join venture between the Bidens and a Chinese company was found in an email obtained by Fox News.

The email included a subject line of “Phase one domestic contacts/ projects” and was dated for May 15, 2017. In it, Jim Biden, Joe Biden’s brother, shared a list of “key domestic contacts for phase one target projects.”

The email is unrelated to the laptop or hard drive allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden and was sent from Jim Biden to Hunter Biden, Tony Bobulinski, Rob Walker, and James Gilliar.

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

Human Rights Group Shows How Pandemic Has Caused a Severe Drop in Internet Freedoms

Freedom House, a US government-funded non-profit, recently published a report titled “The Pandemic’s Digital Shadow,” detailing how the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing surveillance and “fueling digital repression worldwide.”

The report says that several nations across the world have been using the pandemic to justify surveillance measures and “the deployment of new technologies that were once seen as too intrusive.”

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

Hunter Biden Business Partner Confirms Legitimacy of Email Showing Joe Biden Set to Get 10% Stake in Chinese Company

The recipient of an email that allegedly detailed business dealings between the Biden family and a Chinese company said on Thursday that the email is “genuine.”

Tony Bobulinski, who is listed as a recipient of the email originally published by the New York Post, said that the Biden family had “aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of dollars from foreign entities” and confirmed that the reference to “the Big Guy” was a name for Joe Biden.

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

Laptop Hunter Biden Reportedly Left at Repair Shop Connected to FBI Money Laundering Investigation

The laptop Hunter Biden reportedly abandoned at a repair shop was taken into custody by the FBI in late 2019 as part of a money laundering investigation, according to documents obtained by Fox News.

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

Mailchimp Terminates Independent News Outlets SGTreport and Press for Truth

Email marketing service Mailchimp has deactivated the accounts of independent news outlets SGTreport and Press For Truth — a move which both outlets say has prevented them from accessing the thousands of subscribers that they have paid to build up on the service.

SGTreport tweeted that it had over 14,000 email subscribers while Press For Truth’s Dan Dicks said he had thousands of email subscribers and had been building his Mailchimp list for years.

SGTreport added that it had been paying more than $150 per month to maintain its email list via Mailchimp while Dicks said that he had been paying Mailchimp lots of money each month for years.

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

Minnesota AG Announces Investigation of Private Security Firm Seeking Veterans to Monitor Polling Places

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office has launched an investigation into a Tennessee-based private security firm that reportedly has been looking for armed veterans to monitor polling places in Minnesota on Election Day.

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

MN Judge Upholds Manslaughter, 2nd-Degree Murder Charges Against Former Officer Derek Chauvin, Charges Against Other Officers

A judge in Hennepin County, Minnesota, upheld charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Thursday, as well as charges against the other three officers who were present for the death of George Floyd in May.

Judge Peter A. Cahill did grant the defense’s motion to drop a third-degree murder charge against Chauvin. Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao all face charges of aiding and abetting.

Chauvin’s attorney argued the officer had no intent to assault or kill Floyd.

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

MSM Begins Propagating a “Third Wave” of COVID-19

The mainstream media has switched from reporting on the surge in coronavirus cases to propagating a “third wave” of COVID-19. The MSM is calling the outlook “dire” as a way to panic the masses.

At this point, it would be a complete shock if we didn’t go into another lockdown. Be ready, because the predictive programming is there once again.

[Comment: 80% and higher false positives from PCR tests is driving the “COVID cases” upwards — i.e. they are not “cases” at all. Its being done to “justify” lockdowns.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pelosi Cuts Off Reporter Asking About Biden “Allegations of Corruption”: “I’m Not Answering Your Questions”

Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) interrupted a reporter who asked a question Thursday about mounting evidence of corruption on the part of Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden, refusing to address the inquiry.

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

President Trump Plans to Bring Hunter Biden Associate Tony Bobulinski as Guest to Debate

President Trump brought former Hunter Biden associate Tony Bobulinski as his guest to the final presidential debate Thursday night.

Bobulinski is a retired lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings, which he explained “was a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family.” He said he was brought on as CEO by Hunter Biden and James Gilliar and on Thursday released emails and text messages that appear to show Joe Biden’s involvement with his son’s foreign business dealings.

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

Ratings for Game 1 of the World Series Crash 25%, Viewership at All-Time Low

Game 1 of Major League Baseball’s “Fall Classic” turned out to be a ratings classic, in that it was classically awful.

Viewership for the game came in at 9.2 million. Big numbers if you’re the NBA who didn’t reach that mark in any of their Finals games. However, for MLB, it was the lowest number of viewers in recorded history. The pathetically small viewing audience resulted in a 25% drop from Game 1 of the 2019 World Series.

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

Report: Explicit Photos of Minor in Hunter Biden’s Laptop Were of a Relative — and He Was in Some of the Photos With Her

Approximately one third of the explicit photos of minors in Hunter Biden’s laptop were of the same 14-year-old girl — who is one of his relatives, according a shocking new report.

Not only were there inappropriate photos of the child on her own, but Hunter Biden was in some of them with her.

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

Revolver Exclusive: Inside Source Alleges Underage Photos Found on Hunter’s Laptop Were of a Member of the Biden Family

Giuliani has not revealed any of the images, even in a censored form, and Revolver has not been able to confirm their existence. A source close to the matter, though, who claims to have seen the images on Hunter’s laptop, told Revolver that about one-third of the images are of the same underage girl. Some of the images are topless, while in others she is shown in suggestive positions with Hunter himself.

Remarkably, while Giuliani has not alleged this, Revolver’s source claimed that the illicit photos on Hunter’s laptop were of a member of the Biden family.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Sen. Judiciary Committee Moves Barrett Nomination to Full Senate, Despite Democrat Members’ Boycott of Vote

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) led the committee in a vote Thursday morning to move the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the full Senate, despite a boycott by the committee’s Democrat members that prevented a full quorum from being present.

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

Ted Cruz: Big Tech Believes it Has Authority Over What the Press is Allowed to Report

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Glenn Beck discussed Big Tech and the corporate media’s handling of the bombshell New York Post bombshell stories about Hunter Biden, describing the social media Masters of the Universe as crossing a threshold “that’s never been crossed before.” Cruz describes the censorship of the Post as “Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who’s allowed to see it.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

US Universities Fail to Report $6,500,000,000 in Foreign Gifts, Including Money From Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Why are American colleges and universities radioactive sinkholes of pro-jihad, anti-American propaganda? Here are six and a half billion reasons why.

“Investigation Prompts Schools to Report $6.5 Billion in Undisclosed Foreign Gifts and Contracts,” by Ivan Pentchoukov, Epoch Times, October 20, 2020.

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

Video: Obama Mocks Trump for Believing ‘Secret Cabals Run the World’; Trump Hits Back

President Trump tore into Barack Obama Wednesday as the previous incumbent of the White House campaigned in place of Joe Biden, who is nowhere to be seen since his son’s laptop scandal exploded last week.

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

Brexit Talks Back on Less Than Week After Boris Told UK to Prepare for Clean Break

Negotiations between the UK and EU recommenced on Thursday less than one week after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced talks had been a failure and told the nation to prepare for a no-deal, clean-break Brexit.

On Friday, the prime minister’s office had gone as far as telling Brussels’ chief negotiator Michel Barnier not to bother coming to London this week to continue trade talks, after Johnson’s deadline of October 15th came and went without significant progress towards signing a free trade agreement. The UK said that negotiations could only recommence if there was a substantial change to Brussels’ position.

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

Czechia Enters Lockdown Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the Czech government decided to add to restrictions from the past weeks and reimpose a lockdown. The new restrictive measures essentially copy the first lockdown in spring.

After Wednesday’s special meeting of the government, Prime Minister Andrej Babis explained that the measures against the spread of COVID-19 implemented in past weeks have not been working, and the cabinet had to proceed with further restrictions. At the same time, he apologized to citizens, entrepreneurs, and affected employees for making their lives more complicated. However, the government believes the lockdown is necessary as the government wants to prevent the health care system from collapsing, which, according to current predictions, could happen between Nov. 7 and Nov. 11.

From 6 a.m. on Thursday until the end of the state of emergency on Nov. 3, retail stores will be closed. There will be exceptions for shops offering essentials.

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

Delingpole: What France Can Teach US About Fighting Islamic Terrorism

No UK authority would dream of allowing official buildings to be used for what they would deem a ‘provocative’ and ‘divisive’ gesture.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Former French Education Boss Blames Leftist Ideology for Spread of Islamism

Former French Inspector General of National Education Jean-Pierre Obin has blamed the far-left ideology of teachers and administrators for the spread of Islamist ideas in schools.

Mr Obin, who has authored a book entitled How Islamism Was Allowed to Enter Schools, stated that both administrators and teachers “are in denial or ideological complacency in relation to Islamism”.

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

France: Muslima Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Threatens Jihad Suicide Bombing at Railway Station

Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties, for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed.” (Qur’an 9:111)

And if the whole thing was a hoax, at least it accomplished this: “Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah and your enemies…” (8:60)

“One Person Arrested After Earlier Bomb Scare at French Rail Station in Lyon,” Reuters, October 22, 2020 (thanks to Will).

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

France: Cops Interrogated Teacher Who Showed Muhammad Cartoon Four Days Before He Was Beheaded

Why didn’t the French police interrogate Brahim Chnina, the father of a girl at Paty’s school, who circulated a video inciting Muslims to murder Paty? Why didn’t police interrogate Abdelhakim Sefrioui, who aided Chnina? Why, in a country that is supposedly dedicated to the freedom of speech, did the police call in Paty, whose only offense was showing a class material that violated Sharia blasphemy law? The interrogation of Paty is an indication of how much France, and the West, has degenerated and come to accept the de facto imposition of Sharia speech restrictions. The Legion d’Honneur awarded to the dead teacher is another symbol of France’s weakness and failure: why not award it instead to the next teacher who dares to try to teach his students about the importance of the freedom of speech?

“Police interrogated French teacher over Mohammed cartoons four days before his murder following complaint — as it emerges bribed pupils waited two hours with killer to point out victim,” by Ross Ibbetson and Tim Stickings, Mailonline, October 21, 2020 (thanks to the Geller Report):

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

‘Not a Serious Crime’: Islamic Scholar Defends Muslim Man Who Beheaded the French Teacher, Says it is Not Something He Should be Punished for

The last week’s incident (October 16) where a high school teacher named Samuel Paty in Paris was beheaded by an Islamic fanatic for showing cartoons of prophet Mohammed to his students, has left the French people shocked.

The 18-year-old Muslim youth, a refugee from Chechnya, Russia had not only beheaded the teacher but also uploaded the gory pictures on Twitter, before being shot dead by the French police. Since then, French President Emmanuel Macron has described the incident as a terrorist attack. However, recently, an Islamic scholar went on to normalise this harrowing act by saying that the Muslim teen had not committed any serious crime.

In an interview to a Turkish TV channel, Sheikh Ali Al-Yousuf of the International Union of Muslim Scholars recently said that from the perspective of Islamic jurisprudence, the Chechen teen had “not done any serious crime”. According to the Islamic scholar, the teen did not do anything that offensive that he should be punished for according to the sharia law.

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

Pope Francis is ‘An Enemy of Europe’ Says French Philosopher Eric Zemmour

In a calculated move, Pope Francis is sacrificing Europe in a geostrategic choice, French philosopher Éric Zemmour said on French television channel CNews.

“I think he understood something that distressed his predecessors, and it’s that Europe is de-Christianizing at a phenomenal speed. So he considers, like many people around him, that Europe without Christianity is going to die,” Zemmour said. “And that, in any case, it is better to let it die, or at least it is better to leave it to others. Especially to Islam.”

Zemmour said that in his latest encyclical on fraternity and social friendship, Fratelli Tutti (“Brothers and Sister All”), issued on Oct. 3, the pope is supporting immigration, globalism and socialism, which in the pope’s view, will make the world a better place. Pope Francis said the encyclical was inspired by Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb, who is mentioned numerous times in the text, who is an Islamic scholar who supports the death penalty against apostates against Islam.

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

Spain First in Western Europe to Have One Million Coronavirus Cases

Spain has become the first Western European country to hit one million coronavirus cases, while neighbouring France had 30,000 patients in one day, a record for the Gallic nation since the start of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

Authorities revealed on Wednesday that after 16,973 new infections in the past 24 hours — itself a daily record — Spain had reached 1,005,295 positive cases of COVID-19.

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Studies Show School Reopenings Are Generally Not Causing COVID-19 Spikes

A pair of international studies on school reopenings and coronavirus cases seem to show that putting kids back in schools is not causing spikes in new cases of the virus.

One researcher who looked at conditions in Spain found that despite the start of a second wave of COVID-19 cases prior to the beginning of the school year in September, there was no evidence of increased spread of cases coinciding with the reopening of school. One region studied showed a rate of increase in cases consistent with numbers before the school year; cases stayed flat in another region, and in yet another area, officials recorded a decline in the number of new cases a few weeks after school resumed.

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Sweden Must be ‘Prepared’ For Attacks Like French Teacher Beheading

Swedish teachers said it was a question of “if, not when” an attack like the beheading of France’s Samuel Paty happened to a Swedish teacher.

Stockholm high school teacher Olof Linton commented on the murder of Mr Paty, who was beheaded in the street by a radical Islamic extremist teenager after showing pictures of the Mohammed cartoons to his class.

“Unfortunately, I think this is something that we have to see as an actual risk in Swedish schools, as well. The attacks might come from Islamist or right-wing extremists, but we have to be prepared for that to happen. It’s not a question of if, but when,” Linton told broadcaster SVT.

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Video: Charlie Hebdo Cartoons of Muhammad Projected Onto French Hotels in Memory of Decapitated Teacher Samual Paty

In an act of defiance against Islamic terrorism, Charlie Hebdo cartoons were projected on hotels in Toulouse and Montpellier on Wednesday evening as a part of a national tribute to Samuel Paty, a school teacher who was beheaded by Muslim immigrant terrorists after showing images of Mohammad in a class centered on freedom of expression.

The bold decision to project the Charlie Hebdo cartoons, which included caricatures of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, on the facades of the two hotels, was made by the mayor of Occitanie region, Carole Delga, Le Figaro reports.

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Feds Say Iran Was Behind ‘Proud Boys’ Threats Sent to Democratic Voters

How much does the Islamic Republic of Iran want the Obama-Biden regime back? This much.

“Feds: Iran Behind ‘Proud Boys’ Email Attacks on Democratic Voters,” by Elizabeth Montalbano, ThreatPost, October 22, 2020.

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Turkish Products Are Stripped From Supermarkets and Saudi Arabia Turns a Burger “Greek”

The unofficial Saudi Arabian boycott on Turkish products has reach a new level with a local burger chain changing a name of one of it’s products from “Turkish Burger” to “Greek Burger.”

Not only did the Herfy’s burger chain change the name of the beef patty accompanied with a spicy taste, but it also reduce the price of the product.

In fact, Herfy’s on its Twitter account opened a poll asking the question on what people think of when someone mentions Greece — Herfy Greek Hamburger, the colour blue or Santorini and travel.

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U.S. Intelligence: Iran Interfering With Election in Effort to Hurt Trump

In a Wednesday press conference, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe revealed that Iran has been attempting to interfere with the upcoming U.S. election to hurt President Trump’s chances at reelection. Ratcliffe said that the Islamic Republic has had its agents pose as a neo-Nazi group known as the “Proud Boys” and send threatening emails to Democrat voters.

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ISIS Terror Magazine Calls to Avenge Babri Demolition, Instigates Muslims to Wage ‘Jihad’ Against India

Relentless in its anti-Hindu and anti-India propaganda, terror organization ISIS has released new literature in the latest edition of its digital magazine, instigating Jihadists associated with the organisation to unleash terror in the country to “avenge Babri”. Babri was the name of the disputed structure that was standing on the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya.

The magazine states that Muslims should take up arms and wage ‘jihad’ to take revenge against the Indian government for the Babri Masjid incident. The magazine carries pictures of Babri Masjid’s demolition and the text attached to the pictures reads: “Babri will be avenged”.

The digital propaganda magazine named ‘Voice of Hind’ is being maliciously used by the terrorist outfit to spread hatred amongst the Muslims in the country through secret telegram channels and web. In it’s newly released 9th edition, Muslims were being instigated to avenge the demolition of Babri Masjid.

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Islamic Bangladesh: Many Durga Puja Vandalized & Under Threat in Boalmari, Araihazar and Dhaka

Jihadi people challenged the Durga Puja of Uttra Friends Club in Dhaka giving reference of Quran!

Surabhi Samaddar | HENB | Dhaka | Oct 22, 2020:: Just before a of commencement of Durga Puja, idols were vandalized at Boalmari in Faridpur and Araihazar in Narayanganj. Police have arrested two Muslim youth on suspicion of involvement in the incident of iconoclasm. Both the incidents occurred on Tuesday night (Oct 20th, 2020).

Boalmari police in charge confirmed the incident on Wednesday afternoon. The cop in charge, Aminur Rahman said that after receiving the news, the police raided Ramdia that night and arrested Mohammad Nayan Sheikh (18)- son of Gaus Sheikh and Mohammad Raju Mridha (25)- son of Halim Mridha, residents of the same village, on suspicion of being involved in the vandalism. Mrinal Karmakar, general secretary of the puja committee, has filed a case in this regard.

Meanwhile, unidentified persons vandalized the Durga idol of Gaur Nitai Akhra Durga Mandap at Araihazar in Narayanganj. The incident has caused panic among the Hindu community in the area.

Five days autumnal Durga Puja is considered as the biggest festival of the Bengali Hindu community in West Bengal , Bangladesh and anywhere they stay.

Araihazar Upazila Executive Officer. Sohag Hossain said the upazila administration has been instructed to install CCTV cameras in all the puja pandals and temples of the upazila and the administration will extend all kinds of cooperation to install cameras.

Earlier, and under preparation Goddess Kali idol was vandalized in the house of Nripen Malo in the night of 19th October by Jihadi people. However, so far no one has been arrested by the police in this incident.

Araihazar Police Station OC Nazrul Islam said police was on investigation for the incident. Those involved will be brought under the law quickly. In the evening, the police held an emergency meeting with the leaders of all the puja mandapas.

Under the provocation of the fundamental Islamic clerics and Jihadi organizations, the Durga Puja Committees in Bangladesh have been facing troubles to observe the Pujas so far. Threats are coming to stop Durgapuja in Public even in the capital of Bangladesh…

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More Than 60 CIA Agents Were Killed by the CCP Because of Joe Biden’s Betrayal

According to the news of LUDE Media, in order to achieve the trust of Chinese Community Party and achieve more money, more than 60 CIA agents were killed by the CCP because Joe Biden gave the list of these people’s names.

There are 36 agents were working in the crucial department, including over 20 people were from national security department. The rest of people were also the insiders of the certain aspects. These people knew the top-secrets of CCP. They were shocked by what they saw and realized the evil nature of the CCP . They wanted to change these situations and tried to overthrow the brutal CCP regime. They believed that America could help them and bring them freedom and hope. But they were betrayed by Joe Biden. Their families and them were killed because of Joe Biden’s greed and CCP’s evil.

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Philippines’ Largest Muslim Organization Slams Armed Forces Chief for Calling for Monitoring of Islamic Schools

This call by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is a sensible and effective one which should be implemented not only in the Philippines, but in all nations that are seeking to curb the spread of the jihad ideology.

The outrage over this call from the National Ulama Cooperation of the Philippines (NUCP) is nothing more than a smokescreen. The spread of the jihad ideology via madrassas (and mosques also) is a problem that is not confined to the Philippines; it is a global issue. It is also a common practice for Ulama organizations and Muslim Brotherhood groups — which operate as if they have a mandate to shield Islamic doctrine from scrutiny, so as eventually to establish supremacy and subjugate kaffirs — to push back against any resistance to the spread of the jihad ideology, which is a part of normative Islam.

“AFP chief’s statement on monitoring Islamic schools draws brickbats from Muslim leaders,” by Jeoffrey Maitem, Mindanao Inquirer, October 20, 2020.

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Vatican Renews Controversial Agreement With Chinese Communist Party

ROME — The Vatican has extended its controversial 2018 agreement with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regarding the naming of Catholic bishops in the country.

In a communiqué Thursday, the Holy See Press Office announced that “the two Parties have agreed to extend the experimental implementation phase of the Provisional Agreement for another two years.”

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Fun Police Vow to Use Helicopters and Drones to Shut Down AFL Grand Final Parties in Parks, Beaches and Homes Across Melbourne — as Five Suburbs Are Put on Coronavirus Alert Amid Fears Lockdown Won’t be Eased on Sunday

The embattled city is slowly starting to emerge from a brutal four month lockdown which was enforced to stem the spread of the second COVID-19 outbreak.

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Heartbroken Mum of Little Girl, 11, Who Killed Herself After Her Accused Rapist Walked Free on Bail Reveals What Was Going Through Her Daughter’s Mind Before Her Death — and Why She Wants You to See Her Face

First Nations youngster Annaliesse Ugle died from self-inflicted injuries at Perth Children’s Hospital on Tuesday after being airlifted there from rural Western Australian the day before.

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Melbourne Cafe is Forced to Hire Security After Being Inundated With Threats Over $1 Surcharge for Dan Andrews Supporters

Business owner Frank Madlener erected the sign at the coffee counter at Arcobar in Heatherton, in the city’s south-east, a few weeks ago after becoming fed-up with patrons lecturing about lockdown.

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New Zealand’s Toughest Gang Mourns Its Leader: Black Power Soldiers Perform a Haka and Fly Flags to Farewell President Whenu ‘Sarge’ McKinnon — and Even Rival Mongrel Mob Gangsters Attend to Show Their Respect

Moving footage that shows the funeral of Whenu ‘Sarge’ McKinnon, who died in early October, offers rare insight into what happens at a gang boss’ burial in New Zealand.

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Police Raid Storage Facility and Seize 1,350 Tins of Baby Formula From Gang Planning to Ship $100,000 of Stolen Pharmaceutical Goods Overseas

Police raided a storage facility in Homebush and a home in Greystanes in western Sydney, on Thursday finding 1,350 of stolen baby formula and 1,042 bottles of vitamins.

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Unmasked: The Alleged Child Rapist Charged With Abusing Girl, 11, Who Was So Terrified When He Was Freed on Bail She Took Her Own Life — as Cruel Twist in Case That Shocked Australia is Revealed

Peter Frederick Humes, 66, was charged last month after Western Australian girl Annaliesse Ugle identified him as her alleged abuser — but he was released on bail the same day.

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Victoria Reports Five New Cases of Coronavirus Overnight as Melburnians Are Put on Red Alert After Coronavirus School Cluster Spreads to Suburbs

Victoria has recorded five new coronavirus cases overnight as Melburnians are put on red alert as a cluster spreads to suburbs.

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Nigeria: Muslims Ambush Christians, Hack One of Them to Death With Machetes

The international media will take no notice of this. If Christians had hacked a Muslim to death, which would never happen and should never happen, it would be international headlines for weeks. But this doesn’t fit the media narrative, and so will not be widely reported upon.

Young Christian Man Hacked to Death in North-Central Nigeria,” Morning Star News, October 20, 2020.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Participant Has Died

A Brazilian volunteer in Astra Zeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials has died, according to Brazilian healthy authority Anvisa.

Even so, a spokesperson from the University of Oxford, which is developing the vaccine with AstraZeneca, said after an assessment of the case, ‘there have been no concerns about safety of the clinical trial” and that the trial should continue, CNBC reported.

The FDA still has the trial on hold in the U.S., due to an “unexplained illness” in one of the trial participants in the U.K.

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Boris Govt Brags UK ‘Resettles More Refugees Than Any Other Country in Europe’ As it Fails to Stop Boats

Britain’s Home Office has taken to social media to brag that the country “resettles more refugees than any other country in Europe” as it fails to stop illegal Channel crossings or organise deportations at scale.

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France: Muslim Migrant Who Beheaded Man Over Muhammad Cartoon ‘Had Become Increasingly Religious’

Yet again we see the correlation between a turn to devout observance of Islam and involvement in jihad terror activity. Not all devout Muslims are jihad terrorists, but all jihad terrorists are devout Muslims. Yet back in 2011, the Obama administration removed a sudden immersion in Islam as a sign of a possible turn to terrorism. Authorities must discount such evidence. One day this willful ignorance is going to allow for a jihad terror attack in which people are going to get killed.

“4 students detained after French teacher’s beheading,” by Alexandre Hielard and Clare Byrne, AFP, October 19, 2020.

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Greece: Evros Border: Barbed-Wire Obstacles and Additional Border Guards

The Greek Armed Forces have begun setting up barbed-wire obstacles and battle positions, repairing lookout posts and installing lighting along the country’s border with Turkey in Evros.

The works are taking place at the same time as the construction of a 26 km-long fence.

Officials say the works are designed to help Greek police and Frontex when conducting patrols, surveillance and to safely prevent illegal entry into Greece.

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Greece: 104 Illegal Immigrants Relocated to Hannover, Germany

One hundred and four illegal immigrants who had been living in overcrowded Greek island camps, have been relocated to Hannover, a city in Germany.

According to the German embassy in Athens, the group consisted of children suffering serious health problems and their immediate families, as well as 29 unaccompanied minors.

Hannover is the capital and largest city of the German state of Lower Saxony.

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Home Secretary Priti Patel Overrules Immigration Experts to Block Foreign Builders From the UK in Bid to Help Unemployed British Workers

Priti Patel has overruled immigration experts who recommended easing immigration rules to allow foreign builders into the UK after Brexit, to help struggling British workers.

The Home Secretary rejected a recommendation that bricklayers and welders be added to the UK’s shortage occupation list (SOL) — which helps migrants get work visas to fill jobs where there are not enough native applications.

They were suggested along with care workers by the MAC to ‘relieve pressure when freedom of movements ends’ in December.

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Islamic Terror Suspected After Syrian Migrant Stabs 55-Year-Old German to Death in Dresden

German anti-terrorism prosecutors are now investigating the case of a 20-year-old Syrian who stabbed a 55-year-old tourist from North Rhine-Westphalia to death in Dresden on the evening of Oct. 4. The suspect was arrested on Tuesday of this week after a weeks-long police manhunt.

Prosecutors from the Karlsruhe officer responsible for terrorism cases believe the attacker is a supporter Islamic State and are treating the stabbing as a terrorist attack.

The attacker also seriously injured the 53-year-old companion of the murdered man. The incident happened near the Kulturpalast in Dresden, the capital of Saxony.

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Months Before Illegal MS-13 Gang Member Murdered Family, Kamala Harris Failed to Prosecute Him

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris of California failed to prosecute a known gang member and illegal immigrant who went on to murder a man and two of his sons in 2008.

The gang member, Edwin Ramos, had been arrested three months before the killings.

Harris, who was the San Francisco district attorney at the time, had a chance to stop Ramos. According to SFGate, police had warned her that he was a known MS-13 gang member with multiple run-ins with the law.

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Pair Are Banned From Welsh Migrant Holding Camp After Police Were Called to Breakup Mass Bawl

Two men have been banned from an asylum seeker camp after a mass brawl at the military base.

The fight erupted inside the controversial accommodation centre in a sleepy seaside village less than a month after asylum seekers were moved in.

Police were called to the site in Penally, Pembrokshire, on Tuesday afternoon after a fight broke out and arrested two men.

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Paris Beheading of Samuel Paty is Tied to Mass Migration, Says Hungarian Security Official

The terrorist attack in Paris, involving the beheading of history teacher Samuel Paty by an 18-year-old Chechen, is linked to mass and uncontrolled immigration in France, said György Bakondi, the Hungarian prime minister’s chief security officer, on the M1 channel.

“The threat of terrorism is high in France. There have also been several acts of terrorism in the recent past,” said Bakondi. He noted that France has been unsuccessful at reducing the threat of terrorists coming into the country, according to Magyar Nemzet.

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Swedish Professor: Integration of 2015 Migrants Into Labour Force Has Been a Failure

Swedish economics professor Johan Eklund has criticised the government’s failure to integrate migrants who arrived in 2015 into the labour force.

A total of 163,000 migrants came to Sweden during the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, and of those granted asylum, around 60,000 were given permanent residency. But despite efforts, just over half of those aged 20 to 64 with residence rights had worked at all in 2019.

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UK: ‘He Looks More Like a 40-Year-Old Man!’: Worried Parents Demand Answers Over New Migrant Pupil ‘With Thin Hairline’ Who Joined Class ‘Without Birth Certificate or Passport’

Worried parents are demanding answers after seeing a picture of a pupil who ‘could be aged 40,’ in their children’s classroom.

Parents at a school in Coventry have received a letter from the city council after a picture of the student was shared on Facebook.

Dozens of concerned parents have raised concerns online, saying they plan to complain.

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Facebook’s “Oversight Board, “ the Ultimate Ruler on What Conversations Get Censored, Is Ready

Facebook and Instagram users can now appeal moderation cases to a third-party reviewer, Oversight Board — the new authority that has the final say on what people are allowed to talk about with their friends and family.

We originally reported that the Oversight Board was coming during the summer of 2019 and now that it is fully fleshed out, the Board is ready to start accepting reports.

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Netflix Sees Sharp Decline in 3rd-Quarter Sign-UPS Following Release of Cuties

Movie-streaming platform Netflix saw a steep drop in sign-ups worldwide in the third quarter, a decline that some people are linking to its release of the controversial film Cuties.

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UK: Air Force Embraces Gender Neutral Pronouns, ‘Airman’ Becomes ‘Air-Per’

Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) is embracing gender-neutral pronouns such as ‘Ze’, ‘Per’, and ‘Hir’ to become “fit for the 21st century.”

The 102-year-old air force told Forces.net that it “actively promotes diversity and inclusion throughout its ranks in a number of ways” and that the “open and transparent sharing of chosen pronouns is one way we can be an inclusive employer.”

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14 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/22/2020

  1. There are photos going round comparing the signature on the laptop’s receipt, to Hunter’s signature… And seemingly not the same.

    Which begs the question:
    Which is more likely?
    – Hunter walking in with a laptop, containing not only incriminating emails about him and his dad, but also child porn?
    – or someone pretends to be Hunter and the whole thing is fabricated?

    Yes, we know Hunter has drugs issues and maybe isn’t the sharpest tool in the box, but is he that stupid?

    (All of which shouldn’t detract from other questions – such as: why would an American guy with drugs issues be sitting on the board of a Ukrainian energy company? )

    • Ole Hunter has many fingers in many foreign pies my friend, so don’t be fooled by drug addled idiots who really think they will get away with taking influence bribes. Riddle me this then, how does a guy who has been in public service for 47 years become a multimillionaire? And it ain’t his wife.

      • Well, I’d assume an influential politician’s salary is not the main source of his/her income… That goes for Sleepy Joe, and probably most others.

        And I get that crack’s an expensive habit (though surely the Bidens have more than enough to pay for it?) But it’s a very different habit to child porn…

        So, either:

        a) a wealthy international businessman is willing to risk it all, to satisfy himself with some child porn.

        or b) someone desperately wanted this laptop to catch the public (and FBI) interest…

        Dunno about you – but seems like the stuff on this laptop is a bit “too good to be true”?

  2. Brexit Talks Back on Less Than Week After Boris Told UK to Prepare for Clean Break-
    It has been said that it is the UK’s Government policy not to deliver Brexit. It almost does not matter what happens in the off-on, on-off trade talks between the UK and the EU – a possible trade deal is only half the story. And a trade deal with the EU is not Brexit, it is what the words imply: a trading arrangement. On this we expect a grand fudge – “a soft, sweet, crumbly substance” – in the coming weeks, but in some ways this hardly matters.
    The current nature of Brexit is embodied in the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration. This abomination was drawn up by the EU and agreed by the disastrous Remainer Government of Theresa May. The Withdrawal Agreement (WA) was subsequently signed with just one amendment by Boris Johnson on 24 January this year.
    The Political Declaration (PD) contained some small amendments – just enough for Nigel Farage to stand down half his Brexit Party candidates at the election. The WA and PD came into force at 11pm UK time on 31 January 2020.
    This Withdrawal Agreement splits the United Kingdom, leaves it subject to EU law for generations to come, and involves a divorce bill so outrageous that neither the EU nor UK Government will currently admit how large it is.
    So why is it that the British people do not know they will be an EU colony on 31 December 2020?
    The fact that the majority of the British public are unaware of what the legal status of their own country will be after 31 December – when we are supposed to be finally free of the EU’s shackles – is down to many factors.
    The three main broadcast channels – the BBC, Sky News, and ITN are all pro-Remain. The majority of the print media are all pro-Remain. (The Express, parts of the Sun, and parts of the Telegraph are the exceptions.) The country’s main institutions are pro-Remain, up to and including the Church of England for heaven’s sake.
    The British public has therefore been subject to a bombardment of Establishment propaganda which started before the EU Referendum and has continued ever since. Instead of rescinding the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, the Government announced yesterday that intensive talks are to resume immediately, seven day-a-week- simply unbelievable. OUT means out not half in half out.

    • So? What exactly are you and your friends doing about it other than be nice bleating sheep instead of the Wolf doing what is necessary? If you are looking for a savior to save you from this insanity? Look in the mirror and find your spines and stand up and getter done! Because nobody else is going to save you and yours but you and yours. Savvy?

  3. Sweden and 50% of Syrians “working”.

    As in Norway the multicult politicians changed the definition of work some years back. Work is defined as 1 hour activity s week. Bb e it meeting at the work office to learn to write a CV and other such government programs. 1 hour. (Sic)

    In Norway as Sweden 22% of Somalis are in full time job after 7 years. To no surprise most of these jobs are given by the government. Typical – affirmative action. (Is that the right expression) Jobs the Somalis are undereducated to get – in schools, kindergartens, homes for the elderly etc. On average the Somalis do not have even a basic knowledge of Norwegian or Swedish. This have led to numerous serious problems in the health care and more. The statistic about how many of the invaders which work is all a hoax for many many years.

  4. I wonder if any contributors on this site have any thoughts about the new Belgian government.

    https://royalcentral.co.uk/features/king-philippe-of-the-belgians-appoints-new-federal-government-150091/

    It looks like something cobbled together in the last years of Weimar or the Third Republic. It’s almost everyone but the far left, the far right, and separatists. What happens once it falls?

    The ideological and demographic diversity of the cabinet is interesting.

    This is something the Brussels Journal would have covered.

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