Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/28/2020

Six illegal immigrants from “Palestine” crossed the land border from Turkey to Greece and stole a pickup truck loaded with hunting rifles. After firing the guns into the air, the invaders were caught by police a short time later in a nearby forest.

In other news, police cracked down on illegal parties and other lockdown-violating activities in Spain, Paris, the UK, Quebec, and Chicago.

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

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Financial Crisis
» House Passes $2,000 Stimulus Checks But Senate Fate Unclear
» Hungary May Have Fastest Economic Recovery in 100 Years: Central Bank Head
 
USA
» 30 Shot, 8 Killed in Chicago Over Christmas Weekend
» Armed Woman Thwarts Attempted Carjacking by Four Suspects in Missouri
» Authorities Probing Whether Nashville Bomber Anthony Warner Blew Up Dogs
» Breonna Taylor Sculpture Smashed by Vandals in California
» Computer Repairman at Center of Hunter Biden Laptop Scandal Sues Twitter
» Exclusive: Gen. Michael Flynn — Will the American Republic Survive? — Part Two
» Fauci Admits He “Nudged” Vaccination Numbers Based on Polling Data
» House Votes to Override Trump’s Veto of Defense Bill
» Judge Rejects Ghislaine Maxwell’s $28.5m Bail Package
» Man With Concealed Carry Permit Shoots and Kills Robbery Suspect Inside Chicago Cell Phone Store
» Manhattan Appeals Court Blocks Cuomo’s Limits on Religious Gatherings
» Nashville Christmas Bomber Vowed World Was ‘Never Going to Forget’ Him
» Nashville Bomber Anthony Quinn Warner Reportedly Thought He’d be ‘Hailed a Hero’
» Nashville Bomber Anthony Quinn Warner Was Sued by Mom Over Family Home
» Nashville Bomber Anthony Quinn Warner’s Motive Likely More About Destruction: Investigator
» Nearly 1.3 Million Traveled Through US Airports Sunday
» No Governments Have Isolated COVID-19 Virus — What Does That Mean?
» Stunning Cop Body-Cam Footage Captures Nashville Christmas Bomb Blast
» Ten Chicago Bars and Restaurants Cited for Pandemic Safety Violations in December
» ‘The Smartest Man Alive’ Is Convinced the 2020 Election Was Stolen and Recommends Another Vote Free From Fraud
» ‘The Government Was Trying to Kill Him Anyway’: Epstein’s Fellow Inmates Claim He Was Suicidal Due to Abuse & Threats, Report Says
» Trump to Hold Rally on Eve of Georgia Senate Runoffs
» Urgent News About the COVID-19 Vaccine
» US Election 2020: FBI Links Iran to Websites Targeting Poll Officials
 
Canada
» Quebec City Police Crack Down on Illegal Gatherings, Dole Out Fines to Coronavirus Rule-Breakers
 
Europe and the EU
» COVID-19 France: Five Arrested for Illegal Parties
» EU Ambassadors Give ‘Green Light’ To Brexit Deal
» France: Five Muslims Beat Up Another Muslim for Christmas Dinner: ‘Celebrating Christmas is Not Muslim’
» French Muslim Attacked After Posting Christmas Dinner Photo Online
» Macron Gave French Muslims Two Weeks to Renounce Political Islam, But Little Progress Made Six Weeks on
» Major COVID Vaccine Glitch Emerges: Most Europeans, Including Hospital Staff, Refuse to Take It
» Police Raid COVID-19 Rule Breaking Parties on Spain’s Costa Blanca
» Report: Travel Insurers Likely to Make Vaccination a Requirement
» Spain: Police Tracking Illegal New Year’s Eve Parties
» Spain: Several Illegal Parties Busted Over Christmas in Palma
» Sweden Gives ISIS Leader Who Returned From Syria a Protected Identity and Welfare Benefits
» UK Journalist Hounded After Pointing Out That Only Old and Sick Die From COVID
» UK: BBC News Report Warning About “Fake News” Contains Fake News
» UK: Football Fans Refused Entry Without Negative COVID Test
» UK: Farage Hails Brexit as ‘Epic Triumph for the People Against the Political Classes’
» UK: Fishermen: Boris ‘Bottled it’, Brexit Deal ‘A Defeat’ For ‘Sacrificed’ Industry
» UK: Journalist Hounded After Pointing Out That Only Old and Sick Die From COVID
» UK: Parliament Needs Time to Scrutinise EU Deal Now to Avoid Being ‘Checkmated’ By Clauses in Future, Says Brexiteer
» UK: Thousands of Illegal NYE Parties to Charge £10 Entry to Cover Fines if Raided by Police
» UK: YouTube Channel of Journalist Anna Brees Deleted After Interviewing Anti-Lockdown Doctor Heiko Schoning
 
North Africa
» Why Haftar’s Support is Crucial for the Libyan Peace Process
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» A Dance Party in the West Bank Becomes the Latest Episode of Muslim Oppression of Christians
» Tel Aviv University Finds Ultraviolet Light Kills 99.9% of COVID-19 Germs in Fewer Than 30 Seconds
 
Middle East
» Saudi Arabian Women’s Activist Sentenced to Nearly 6 Years Under Terrorism Law
 
Russia
» Russian Agents Foil ‘Islamic State’ Terror Attack
 
South Asia
» Hundreds of Pakistani Christian Families Flee Neighborhood Following Threats of Violence
» India: Police Crack Down on Alandi Road Hotel Over an Illegal Liquor Stash for NYE Party
» India: Madhya Pradesh: Muslim Mob Pelts Stones at Ramnidhi Sangrahan Rally in Ujjain, 10 People Injured and Several Vehicles Damaged
» Indonesia: Feared Terrorist Leader Who is Believed to Have Orchestrated the Bali Bombings Reveals Sick Web of Secret Jihadist Fundraising Posing as Charity Boxes in Normal Supermarkets
» Report: 1000 Girls Forcibly Converted to Islam in Pakistan Each Year
 
Far East
» Chinese Citizen Journalist Sentenced to 4 Years Over COVID-19 Reporting
» Chinese State Media Operative Calls on Twitter to Shut Down President Trump’s Account
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia Poised to Fight Back Against Chinese Trade War by Axing a Lucrative University Research Agreement
» Chaotic Scenes as Riot Police Are Threatened by 150 Youths Armed With Metal Poles and Bricks as They Try to Break Up an Out-of-Control Airbnb Boxing Day Bash
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Jihad Terror Group Al-Shabaab Collects $15 Million a Month in Taxes, More Than the Somali Government
 
Immigration
» Greece: Illegal Migrants From Palestine Steal a Truck in Evros That Contained Hunting Rifles
» Take Back Control? 2020 Saw the Europe Migrant Crisis Land on British Shores
 
Culture Wars
» Curtains Close on the Vagina Monologues
 

House Passes $2,000 Stimulus Checks But Senate Fate Unclear

The House of Representatives voted Monday to give most Americans $2,000 COVID-19 stimulus checks, but the bill may still die in the Senate.

Most Democrats and 44 Republicans supported the five-page CASH Act that President Trump requested last week. Two Democrats, 130 Republicans and both independents opposed it.

The bill would increase stimulus payments to $2,000 per adult — up from $600 in a $2.3 trillion package that Trump signed Sunday.

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

Hungary May Have Fastest Economic Recovery in 100 Years: Central Bank Head

Provided Hungary can achieve coronavirus immunity in the first half of the year, the country could be on track for the fastest economic recovery of the past 100 years, Central Bank Governor György Matolcsy told daily Magyar Nemzet in an interview.

“In the last ten years, Hungary has successfully reversed its (economic) history, which started well at the beginning of the 21st century and was dramatically ruined between 2002 and 2010. The success is due to the fact that, for the first time in the last hundred years, we have achieved and maintained a lasting formula for economic growth and equilibrium,” Matolcsy said.

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

30 Shot, 8 Killed in Chicago Over Christmas Weekend

Eight people were killed and 22 others wounded in shootings across Chicago over the holiday weekend, bringing the city’s 2020 homicide total to 769.

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

Armed Woman Thwarts Attempted Carjacking by Four Suspects in Missouri

A woman in Missouri fended off four young carjacking suspects — including an 11-year-old boy — by pulling out a gun of her own, police said.

The would-be victim told cops in Wentzville she spotted a group of four youngsters while sitting in her car in a parking lot along the Wentzville Parkway early Saturday when one of them approached her and asked for directions, police said.

“That male subject then produced a firearm and demanded her vehicle,” police said Saturday in a statement. “The female victim produced her own firearm and refused to exit her vehicle, protecting herself and her property.”

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

Authorities Probing Whether Nashville Bomber Anthony Warner Blew Up Dogs

Investigators are looking into whether Nashville bomber Anthony Quinn Warner had his dogs with him when he blew himself up on Christmas Day, officials said Monday.

The 63-year-old loner was known to be devoted to his pups — even building a wheelchair ramp at his suburban home so they didn’t have to use the stairs, his neighbor previously told The Tennessean.

He reportedly told a friend that he planned to “spend a few weeks in the woods with his dogs” — with investigators now examining whether any were with him during his suicide mission.

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

Breonna Taylor Sculpture Smashed by Vandals in California

A bust sculpture honoring police shooting victim Breonna Taylor was smashed by vandals over the weekend, prompting a probe by Oakland police, according to reports.

The memorial, installed two weeks ago in downtown Latham Square, was smashed in several places sometime Saturday, ABC affiliate KGO-TV reported.

The bust includes a plaque that reads: “Say Her Name, Breonna Taylor,” the station said.

“At first I was stunned and shocked and hurt and angry,” artist Leo Carson, who created the sculpture, told the outlet.

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

Computer Repairman at Center of Hunter Biden Laptop Scandal Sues Twitter

A Delaware computer repairman who went public with the sordid contents of Hunter Biden’s hard drive is now suing Twitter for defamation — claiming its content moderation unfairly branded him a “hacker.”

In October, the Post exclusively reported on the tranche of damaging documents on the laptop which was left at John Paul Mac Isaac’s repair store in April 2019 but never collected.

The emails detailing Hunter Biden’s shady overseas business dealings are reportedly now part of a federal tax probe into President-elect Joe Biden’s scandal-scarred son but social media giant Twitter immediately blocked users from sharing it online, claiming the reporting relied on “hacked materials.”

Isaac is now suing Twitter for defamation in US District Court, claiming the company decided to “communicate to the world that [Mac Isaac] is a hacker.”

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

Exclusive: Gen. Michael Flynn — Will the American Republic Survive? — Part Two

Socialist and communist ideology has crept into American culture and education. At the same time, America is threatened by foreign adversaries, with China’s Communist Party being the greatest opponent of all.

In this exclusive interview with Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, we sit down to discuss this watershed moment in America’s history, and what he believes the future holds.

Will this great American experiment into republican governance survive or will it fail?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Fauci Admits He “Nudged” Vaccination Numbers Based on Polling Data

Dr. Anthony Fauci is under fire for remarks he made in an interview with the New York Times last week in which he admitted he was less than honest with the American people regarding the number of Americans that needed to get the COVID-19 vaccine in order to achieve herd immunity.

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

House Votes to Override Trump’s Veto of Defense Bill

The House of Representatives on Monday voted to override President Trump’s veto of a $740 billion defense bill.

The 322-87 vote easily cleared the two-thirds threshold needed to make the bill law. The Senate is expected to hold its override vote this week. It would be the first override of a Trump veto.

Trump objected to provisions that would slow a troop drawdown in Afghanistan and mandate the renaming of 10 bases that honor Confederates. He also demanded that it repeal legal protections for social media companies.

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

Judge Rejects Ghislaine Maxwell’s $28.5m Bail Package

A federal judge on Monday shot down Ghislaine Maxwell’s proposed $28.5 million bail package, saying she still believes the accused Jeffrey Epstein madam is a flight risk.

While US District Judge Alison Nathan’s full order was filed under seal, she released a two-page summary describing her reasons for rejecting the British socialite’s second bid for home confinement.

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

Man With Concealed Carry Permit Shoots and Kills Robbery Suspect Inside Chicago Cell Phone Store

CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed while trying to rob a cell phone store in Chicago on Saturday, police said.

The would-be robber entered the cell phone shop on the 3400 hundred block of West Chicago Avenue in Humboldt Park around 7 p.m.

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

Manhattan Appeals Court Blocks Cuomo’s Limits on Religious Gatherings

The federal appeals court in Manhattan on Monday struck down New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pandemic-related executive order setting capacity limits at houses of worship —because it “discriminates against religion on its face.”

The three-judge panel on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously sided with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, the Orthodox Jewish group Agudath Israel of America and two synagogues who had sued Cuomo over the Oct. 6. attendance caps.

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

Nashville Christmas Bomber Vowed World Was ‘Never Going to Forget’ Him

Nashville suicide bomber Anthony Quinn Warner vowed to a neighbor that the world was “never going to forget” him, it was revealed Monday.

Warner, 63, made the troubling remark less than a week before the Christmas morning bombing when asked by neighbor Rick Laude if Santa Claus was going to bring him something nice, according to the Associated Press.

“Oh, yeah, Nashville and the world is never going to forget me,” Warner said with a smile, Laude recalled Monday to the outlet.

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

Nashville Bomber Anthony Quinn Warner Reportedly Thought He’d be ‘Hailed a Hero’

Nashville RV bomber Anthony Quinn Warner was “heavily into conspiracy theories” about 5G networks — and thought he’d be “hailed a hero” for targeting a huge AT&T network, according to a report.

The 63-year-old loner — who died in his massive Christmas Day suicide blast — may have turned against the telecommunications industry after the 2011 death of his father, who worked for a company that later merged with AT&T, a source close to the investigation told the Daily Mail.

He was believed to be “heavily into conspiracy theories,” especially over fears that 5G networks were killing people, the source said.

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

Nashville Bomber Anthony Quinn Warner Was Sued by Mom Over Family Home

Nashville RV bomber Anthony Quinn Warner had been sued by his own mother over their family home — which he tried to offload to avoid giving it to her, according to a report.

The 63-year-old suicide bomber and his mother, Betty Christine Lane, got into the ugly legal spat following the September 2018 death of Warner’s brother, Steven, the Daily Mail said, citing court records.

The brother, 62, had been given the family home after their 78-year-old father, Charles B. Warner, died in 2011. But upon his own death, Steven did not have a will to determine who would get the home, the report said.

The 85-year-old mom — who had divorced the boys’ father before his death — insisted the family home legally belonged to her.

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

Nashville Bomber Anthony Quinn Warner’s Motive Likely More About Destruction: Investigator

Nashville RV bomber Anthony Quinn Warner likely chose Christmas morning for his devastating suicide blast because his “intent was more destruction than death,” a lead investigator said Monday.

The 63-year-old loner notably blew up a number of buildings when the usually packed streets in the city’s historic downtown were mostly deserted, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David Rausch said on NBC’s “Today” show.

He also gave “the opportunity to clear the area” with warnings from his parked RV “that an explosion was imminent,” Rausch said of the audio that also bizarrely played Petula Clark’s classic pop song “Downtown.”

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

Nearly 1.3 Million Traveled Through US Airports Sunday

WASHINGTON — Nearly 1.3 million people went through US airports on Sunday, the highest level of air travel in more than nine months, despite fear that travel will lead to more cases of COVID-19.

The Transportation Security Administration said it screened 1,284,599 on Sunday, the highest total since March 15. More than 10 million people have traveled by air since Dec. 18, including six days with at least 1 million people getting screened.

Figures on road trips aren’t available, but AAA predicted that about 85 million Americans would travel during the Christmas holiday season, most of them by car.

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

No Governments Have Isolated COVID-19 Virus — What Does That Mean?

It’s been ten long months since COVID-19 burst onto the world’s stage. What I present in this column will not be believed by millions of Americans. Why? Because of something called cognitive dissidence. “A term used to describe how people experience mental discomfort when faced with conflicting beliefs. If someone is presented with new information that dramatically clashes with what they believed, the person will try to explain it away or compartmentalize it so as not to deal with new information.”

While I doubt there’s any credible statistics, I would guess many millions of us experience cognitive dissidence at one time in our life. Let me give you two examples that might cause people to experience cognitive dissidence because they believed something that wasn’t true.

Is Dr. Anthony Fauci Guilty of Negligent Homicide?, Oct. 27, 2020: “In 2009, Dr. Anthony Fauci co-authored a paper about the Spanish Flu Epidemic that rated it as the most devastating modern pandemic. It swept the entire planet in the wake of the First World War and caused millions of deaths.

“In studying this major and actual pandemic, what did Dr. Fauci and his colleagues find? They discovered that most of the victims of the Spanish Flu didn’t die from the Spanish Flu. They died from bacterial pneumonia. And the bacterial pneumonia was caused by… wait for it, wait for it… wearing masks.

“The intention then, as now, was to halt the spread of the disease by wearing masks, but what actually happened was that an “unobserved” pandemic of bacterial pneumonia was unwittingly created instead.”

October 6, 2020: Medical Doctor Warns that “Bacterial Pneumonias Are on the Rise” from Mask Wearing

Americans have believed for 110 years it was the Spanish flu that allegedly killed 20 million Americans when in fact, the majority died from wearing face masks all day long, as well as deplorable hygiene. And please remember: EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE FLU OUTBREAKS ARE NOTHING BUT ESTIMATES INCLUDING COVID-19 CASES.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Stunning Cop Body-Cam Footage Captures Nashville Christmas Bomb Blast

Chilling police body-camera footage released Monday captures the uneasy calm before the Nashville Christmas bombing — then the deafening blast itself and the chaos in the minutes after.

The stunning footage was recorded by the camera of Officer Michael Sipos, one of the first six cops on scene to investigate the suspicious RV that blared an audio warning to evacuate around 6:30 a.m. Christmas morning.

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

Ten Chicago Bars and Restaurants Cited for Pandemic Safety Violations in December

As the end of 2020 draws near and Chicago’s coronavirus vaccine rollout commences, some hospitality operators and residents continue to violate regulations designed to stem the virus’s spread — and are subsequently facing the consequences, with the city’s Department of Business and Consumer Protection (BCAP) issuing citations to 10 bars and restaurants this month.

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

‘The Smartest Man Alive’ Is Convinced the 2020 Election Was Stolen and Recommends Another Vote Free From Fraud

The ‘world’s smartest man’ sees that the 2020 election clearly was full of fraud and he recommends the election be redone.

As 100% Fed Up reported, Chris Langan is, arguably, the smartest man in the world. His IQ is remarkably somewhere between 195-210, according to testing. This is much higher than other popular intellectuals, like Stephen Hawking. Yet, Chris is also quite shunned or ignored by the establishment.

The world’s smartest man, Chris Langan, sees the fraud in the 2020 election and he suggests we perform the election again, free from Dominion voting machines and other fraud.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘The Government Was Trying to Kill Him Anyway’: Epstein’s Fellow Inmates Claim He Was Suicidal Due to Abuse & Threats, Report Says

While in jail, sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was harassed and extorted by other prisoners and abused by guards, which may have led him to end his own life there, a new report claims, citing accounts by his fellow inmates.

“Before he died by suicide, Jeffrey Epstein got an early taste of hell,”says the New York Daily News, claiming to have interviewed several inmates of the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where the disgraced financier was held prior to his death.

“He was saying he’s going to kill himself because the government is trying to kill him anyway,” said one inmate, whose name the paper did not reveal.

Angelique Lopez, the niece of Efrain Reyes, Epstein’s last cellmate, said that the multimillionaire sex offender “was very depressed,” according to her uncle. “He mentioned to my uncle that he didn’t want to live anymore and my uncle was telling him, “Don’t do any of this while I’m in the room.”

Prison staffers “were treating him like crap,” according to her, making Epstein sleep on the floor, and not letting him get on a bunk.

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

Trump to Hold Rally on Eve of Georgia Senate Runoffs

President Trump will hold a rally in Georgia on January 4 to promote the two Republican senators facing runoff elections next week that will determine control of the U.S. Senate.

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

Urgent News About the COVID-19 Vaccine

International best-selling author, Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA, exposes a remarkable truth about the covid-19 vaccine. You must watch and share this. Click on the following link to go to Dr Coleman’s website then click on the health button www.vernoncoleman.com

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

US Election 2020: FBI Links Iran to Websites Targeting Poll Officials

Iranian cyber actors were “almost certainly” behind a number of websites and social media accounts which contained death threats against senior officials in charge of securing and managing the 2020 election, two US security agencies have announced.

In a joint statement published on 23 December, the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (Cisa) said they were in possession of “highly credible information” indicating Iran was responsible for the operation.

The operation “demonstrates an ongoing Iranian intent to create divisions and mistrust in the United States and undermine public confidence in the US electoral process”, it added.

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

Quebec City Police Crack Down on Illegal Gatherings, Dole Out Fines to Coronavirus Rule-Breakers

Forty residents in Quebec City have received hefty fines for violating public health guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 during the past week.

Quebec City police say 41 findings and general offence reports have been submitted — most of them for illegal gatherings.

Fourteen young partygoers were notably caught on Sunday evening, in a residence on de la Place Philippe Street in the Sainte-Foy area.

Police went to the residence after being called about the situation. The tenant did not co-operate and young people aged 16 to 19 received fines, according to police.

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

COVID-19 France: Five Arrested for Illegal Parties

Five people were arrested for questioning and 93 were handed fines in and around Paris over the weekend after police discovered illegal parties taking place despite the Covid-19 curfew in force.

On Saturday night, 26 December, secret parties were found in the 8th, 13th and 17th arrondissements in Paris; and in Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis.

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

EU Ambassadors Give ‘Green Light’ To Brexit Deal

Ambassadors of 27 European Union member states on Monday unanimously approved the provisional application of the Brexit agreement struck on Christmas Eve between the United Kingdom and the EU.

“Green light,” said Germany’s spokesman Sebastian Fischer after the vote in Brussels.

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

France: Five Muslims Beat Up Another Muslim for Christmas Dinner: ‘Celebrating Christmas is Not Muslim’

The popular Muslim preacher Zakir Naik has said: “If you say ‘Merry Christmas,’ ‘you are building your place in hell.’“

“As for those who disbelieve, I will punish them with a heavy punishment in this world and the hereafter, and they will have no helpers.” (Qur’an 3:56)

These five attackers chose to be Allah’s instruments to administer the punishment “in this world.”

“Muslim beaten up for celebrating Christmas,” translated from “Muslim verprügelt, weil er Weihnachten feierte,” Kronen Zeitung, December 27, 2020 (thanks to Medforth).

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

French Muslim Attacked After Posting Christmas Dinner Photo Online

A 20-year-old Muslim was subjected to an assault from an acquaintance and several others after he posted pictures of a Christmas dinner on social media and was called a “dirty son of a white man”.

The victim, a resident of the city of Belfort, is also the son of a local police officer and filed a complaint against the individual who made the threats, that are thought to have been motivated by anger at seeing a Muslim celebrating the Christian holiday.

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

Macron Gave French Muslims Two Weeks to Renounce Political Islam, But Little Progress Made Six Weeks on

Muslim groups were given two weeks to sign on to a “Republican values charter” by French President Macron after a series of terror attacks, but six weeks later the groups have yet to agree on and finalise a signed document.

The charter called on Muslim groups to rejected political Islam and reject anti-Semitism, homophobia and other issues frequently observed among those who subscribe to ultra-conservative and radical ideologies of Islam.

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

Major COVID Vaccine Glitch Emerges: Most Europeans, Including Hospital Staff, Refuse to Take It

All is not going according to plan in the biggest global rollout of what is arguably the most important vaccine in a century, and it is not just growing US mistrust in the covid injection effort that was rolled out in record time: an unexpected spike in allergic reactions to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (and now, Moderna too) may prove catastrophic to widespread acceptance unless scientists can figure out what is causing it after the FDA’s rushed approval, and is also why as we reported yesterday, scientists are scrambling to identify the potential culprit causing the allergic reactions.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Police Raid COVID-19 Rule Breaking Parties on Spain’s Costa Blanca

19 illegal parties were broken up over the weekend in the Alicante City area by the Policia Local.

In addition, 28 people were sanctioned Saturday and Sunday for breaking the curfew hours.

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

Report: Travel Insurers Likely to Make Vaccination a Requirement

Yet another sector of the travel industry has signalled that it could mandate vaccination against coronavirus to provide services to travellers, according to a report that notes insurers may demand to see proof of vaccination before covering those wishing to go on holiday.

The international Travel and Health Insurance Journal reports that “If the EU obliges travellers to vaccinate, travel insurance providers may refuse to cover those who decline to have the vaccination.”

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

Spain: Police Tracking Illegal New Year’s Eve Parties

National Police and Guardia Civil Officers have been tracking social media networks and messaging groups in search of invitations to illegal parties on New Year’s Eve and Three King’s Eve.

They’ve already tracked more than 20 planned celebrations, their locations and the identities of the promoters who organising illegal parties in the Part Forana and Palma.

Police believe many people are planning parties outside the capital because the Alazan Group which was formed by National Police Officers in collaboration with the Green Patrol is clamping down on illegal events.

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

Spain: Several Illegal Parties Busted Over Christmas in Palma

Officers from the Alazan branch of the National Police and the Green Patrol of Palma Local Police broke up several illegal parties over Christmas.

12 sanctions were issued against a large group of people who were caught dancing, drinking and smoking inside a hairdresser’s shop in the Son Gotleu neighbourhood of Palma.

Several others, including minors were reported for holding an illegal birthday party in Regalo Street, also in Son Gotleu.

Another 8 people and the owner of a well-known bar in Palma were caught drinking and dancing on the premises and all of them have been sanctioned.

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

Sweden Gives ISIS Leader Who Returned From Syria a Protected Identity and Welfare Benefits

What does a society look like when it is in the process of committing suicide? Like this.

“She led the Islamic State Women’s Brigade in Syria — now Fatin, 33, receives protected identity and grants in Sweden,” translated from “Hon ledde Islamiska statens kvinnobrigad i Syrien — nu får Fatin, 33, skyddad identitet och bidrag i Sverige,” Fria Tider, December 23, 2020.

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

UK Journalist Hounded After Pointing Out That Only Old and Sick Die From COVID

A British journalist has been targeted by an angry online mob after pointing out that only a relatively small amount of healthy people have died from COVID, and suggesting that the complete destruction of our way of life is not an adequate response.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: BBC News Report Warning About “Fake News” Contains Fake News

An alarmist BBC News report warning about the dangers of “fake news” contained a claim which was itself a glaring example of fake news.

The article, entitled ‘The casualties of this year’s viral conspiracy theories,’ ominously warned that conspiracy theories were “destroying relationships and endangering lives.”

Prime amongst them according to Marianna Spring, the BBC’s “specialist disinformation reporter,” were a “flurry of online falsehoods about coronavirus.”

“We catalogued mass poisonings and overdoses of hydroxychloroquine — a drug that world leaders like Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro falsely claimed cures or prevents COVID-19,” wrote Spring

However, as LockdownSkeptics points out, the claim that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t cure or prevent COVID-19 or that it is a poison is itself completely fake news.

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

UK: Football Fans Refused Entry Without Negative COVID Test

Football fans in Liverpool, UK are being mandated to take COIVD tests before attending a match Monday, and those who do not will be refused entry even if they have bought tickets.

Fans of Everton FC were warned by the club that they must produce negative test results issued no more than 36 hours previously or be barred from entering the stadium to see the team play against Manchester City.

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

UK: Farage Hails Brexit as ‘Epic Triumph for the People Against the Political Classes’

Nigel Farage has hailed Brexit as “an epic triumph for the people against the political classes” and “the beginning of the end of the European Union” — but warned that Boris Johnson’s deal is “not what I campaigned for and it most certainly is not what Boris Johnson’s supporters voted for in the 2019 General Election.”

Reflecting on the seemingly interminable years from the vote to Leave the European Union back in 2016 to Britain actually leaving the European Union, first in name only and now, as the 2020 “transition” period comes to an end, more substantively, the political heavyweight seemed relieved that his long battle for national independence appears to be coming to an end.

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UK: Fishermen: Boris ‘Bottled it’, Brexit Deal ‘A Defeat’ For ‘Sacrificed’ Industry

Barrie Deas, chief executive of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO), says Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is “a defeat”, with the Tory accused of having “bottled it” on fishing and “sacrificed” the country’s long-suffering fishermen.

“When push came to shove, despite the legal, moral and political strength of our case, fishing was sacrificed,” Deas lamented in a St Stephen’s Day interview reacting to news that Johnson’s deal included a further five-and-a-half year “transition” for EU trawlers — on top of the almost four years they have already had since the 2016 vote to leave the EU — to plunder British fisheries, with promises of full sovereignty after this period looking increasingly shaky.

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UK: Journalist Hounded After Pointing Out That Only Old and Sick Die From COVID

A British journalist has been targeted by an angry online mob after pointing out that only a relatively small amount of healthy people have died from COVID, and suggesting that the complete destruction of our way of life is not an adequate response.

Talkradio host Julia Hartley-Brewer used the National Health Service’s own statistics to point out that “Just 377 healthy people under 60 have died of Covid.”

“That’s not a typo. There are no zeros missing,” Hartley-Brewer noted urging that while it is sad, it shouldn’t justify the shutdown of the economy and the house arrest of the entire country.

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UK: Parliament Needs Time to Scrutinise EU Deal Now to Avoid Being ‘Checkmated’ By Clauses in Future, Says Brexiteer

A growing number of Conservative Brexiteers are calling for the government to allow more time to scrutinise the EU trade deal before it becomes law, to avoid Brussels catching out London in “some treaty-driven checkmate position” — as it had done to Switzerland — in the future.

The deal agreed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the EU’s chief, Ursula von der Leyen, on Christmas Eve will come into effect at the end of the transition period, from January 1st, 2021.

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UK: Thousands of Illegal NYE Parties to Charge £10 Entry to Cover Fines if Raided by Police

Covid rule breakers are being charged £10 per head by illegal New Year’s Eve parties to cover costs of police fines.

The Night Time Industries Association estimates more than 5,000 illegal parties will be held across the UK on Friday night, with pubs and clubs completely closed in Tiers 3 and 4.

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UK: YouTube Channel of Journalist Anna Brees Deleted After Interviewing Anti-Lockdown Doctor Heiko Schoning

Not satisfied with censoring recent content around coronavirus uploaded by independent creators, YouTube is going through the back catalogs of their videos and removing them.

Anna Brees, formerly of BBC and ITV, said on Twitter that her YouTube channel with 75,000 subscribers had been deleted and that the reason was an interview she did with Dr. Heiko Schoning during an anti-Covid lockdown protest in London in late September.

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Why Haftar’s Support is Crucial for the Libyan Peace Process

by Matt Snape

According to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is working to make peace in Libya a reality in the near future.

Specifically, Conte extended an offer from the head of the country’s presidential council Fayez Al-Sarraj, to field marshal the head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), General Khalifa Haftar. The offer asks Haftar to nominate a new prime minister for the national government as part of a political solution.

Italian diplomatic sources were quoted as saying that allowing Haftar to nominate a new leader has “a thousand flaws” as he could nominate someone who may be very good at the job, or he may choose someone weak enough to allow militia leaders to manipulate him.

Al-Serraj previously announced his willingness to resign his position when there is a new head of the council, but due to the failure to reach a consensus on who his replacement should be, he was forced to withdraw his resignation and continue his role.

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A Dance Party in the West Bank Becomes the Latest Episode of Muslim Oppression of Christians

“Christians have transformed this site into a brothel,” one of the attackers shouts in this video

This year, Christmas among Palestinians appears to have been a source of unusual animosity towards Christians. The aftereffect of Hamas’s memo about Christians in Gaza and the Christmas celebration was a social media anti-Christmas campaign that culminated with the burning of Christmas trees by Muslims in the city of Sakhnin in northern Israel.

Now this anti-Christian campaign has come to the West Bank, spearheaded by Muslims from East Jerusalem, against the Nabi Musa historic structure, a site which is situated seven miles south of Jericho and twelve miles east of Jerusalem in the Judean wilderness.

A dance party was held in one of the halls of the site, hosted by a renowned Palestinian DJ named Sama Abdul Hadi. Muslims from Jerusalem responded to their discovery of the party by organizing a convoy, drove to the site, and shut it down.

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Tel Aviv University Finds Ultraviolet Light Kills 99.9% of COVID-19 Germs in Fewer Than 30 Seconds

Researchers from Tel Aviv University have found that ultraviolet radiation, well known for its effectiveness in killing bacteria and viruses, successfully destroys 99.9% of coronavirus germs in fewer than 30 seconds.

“We discovered that it is quite simple to kill the coronavirus using LED bulbs that radiate ultraviolet light,” said Professor Hadas Mamane, who heads the Environmental Engineering Program at the university’s school of mechanical engineering.

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Saudi Arabian Women’s Activist Sentenced to Nearly 6 Years Under Terrorism Law

A prominent women’s rights activist in Saudia Arabia was sentenced on Monday to nearly six years in prison under a vague terrorism law, according to state-linked media.

Loujain al-Hathloul, who has been imprisoned for the past two and a half years, was among those who openly called for the right to drive and for the removal of male guardianship laws in the country.

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Russian Agents Foil ‘Islamic State’ Terror Attack

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said Saturday it had prevented an attack by a terrorist group with links to the Islamic State (IS) armed group.

The FSB said it had arrested four people who were set to carry out the offensive in the troubled southern republic of Dagestan.

“Members of the group planned to detonate an explosive close to an administrative building belonging to security services, followed by an armed attack against interior ministry employees in the city of Makhachkala,” the FSB said in a statement.

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Hundreds of Pakistani Christian Families Flee Neighborhood Following Threats of Violence

12/27/2020 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) — International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that hundreds of Pakistani Christian families from Charar, a neighborhood in Lahore, have fled their homes after a mob of Muslims threatened to set fire to their neighborhood. Local sources report that the mob threatened the Christians after a faith-based social media post was published by a local pastor.

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India: Police Crack Down on Alandi Road Hotel Over an Illegal Liquor Stash for NYE Party

Dighi cops books resto owners, manager, liquor provider; 5 teams roving twin towns in this drive.

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India: Madhya Pradesh: Muslim Mob Pelts Stones at Ramnidhi Sangrahan Rally in Ujjain, 10 People Injured and Several Vehicles Damaged

A violent Muslim mob targeted Hindu groups and pelted stones at them for carrying out yatra near Begumbagh in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh on Friday evening.

According to the reports, several Hindus had taken out a Ramnidhi Sangrahan rally in Ujjain to collect donations for the Ram Mandir constructions at Ayodhya. The rally was scheduled to start from the tower area and end at Bharat Mata Mandir in Mahakal area.

As the rally reached the Muslim-dominated area of Begumbagh, a mob targeted the rally and pelted stones at them from the rooftops. The Hindu activists saw themselves surrounded in heavy stone pelting and escaped towards safety. However, they left their vehicles on the spot.

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Indonesia: Feared Terrorist Leader Who is Believed to Have Orchestrated the Bali Bombings Reveals Sick Web of Secret Jihadist Fundraising Posing as Charity Boxes in Normal Supermarkets

After 18 years on the run, an Indonesian terrorist leader who orchestrated the Bali bombings has revealed new secrets after his arrest.

Charity boxes in food stalls and mini-marts have been helping to fund radical causes and police believe there could be up to 6,000 active members of Jemaah Islamiah in Indonesia.

JI is the al-Qaeda-linked group which planned and orchestrated the devastating 2002 Bali nightclub bombings which killed 202 people, as well as a string of other bombings in Indonesia.

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Report: 1000 Girls Forcibly Converted to Islam in Pakistan Each Year

Some 1,000 girls are forced to convert to Islam in Pakistan each year, according to a report Monday from the Associated Press (AP).

The forced conversions often take place as a prelude to non-consensual marriages and frequently involve underage girls, AP stated, a practice that has only increased during the long months of coronavirus lockdowns.

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Chinese Citizen Journalist Sentenced to 4 Years Over COVID-19 Reporting

A Chinese citizen journalist was sentenced to four years in jail on Monday over her critical reporting on the government’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Zhang Zhan, 37, was convicted by a Shanghai court of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for her video and blog reports from Wuhan during the early days of the pandemic, Agence France-Presse reported.

Her reports were widely shared on social media in February, grabbing the attention of authorities, who have punished eight whistleblowers for documenting the outbreak or questioning the Chinese Communist Party’s response to it.

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Chinese State Media Operative Calls on Twitter to Shut Down President Trump’s Account

Officials in Beijing seem to be counting down the days in glee until the Trump administration is out of the White House, and somebody they clearly perceive as more friendly takes over. We can speculate on the reasons why, but the evidence is pretty strong that they are in fact eagerly awaiting this event.

It was there for anyone to see on a US social media platform like Twitter — which is not even allowed to operate in mainland China — while Beijing officials use it freely to send their messages out to the rest of the world.

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Australia Poised to Fight Back Against Chinese Trade War by Axing a Lucrative University Research Agreement

Political figureheads in Canberra are considering axing a long standing research agreement with China.

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Chaotic Scenes as Riot Police Are Threatened by 150 Youths Armed With Metal Poles and Bricks as They Try to Break Up an Out-of-Control Airbnb Boxing Day Bash

The party on Johanson Promenade in Murdoch sent the neighbourhood in Perth’s south into lockdown as the violence spilled onto surrounding streets a mile away.

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Jihad Terror Group Al-Shabaab Collects $15 Million a Month in Taxes, More Than the Somali Government

This cannot be accomplished without help from powerful, influential people who agree with the group’s outlook and agenda.

“New Report Shows Militant Group Al-Shabab Collecting $15 Million A Month in Tax Revenue in Somalia,” by Jason Woodroofe, Organization for World Peace, November 25, 2020 (thanks to The Religion of Peace).

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Greece: Illegal Migrants From Palestine Steal a Truck in Evros That Contained Hunting Rifles

Illegal immigrants from Palestine illegally crossed into Greece and stole a pickup truck containing hunting rifles, ANT1 reported.

“Six people from Palestine coming from Turkey crossed our border illegally from the Evros region, where they walked to Soufli,” ANT1 reported, adding that “the Palestinians stole a pickup truck of a local resident that contained hunting rifles.”

“They were seen and were hunted down immediately. They used the rifles to shoot in the air. The local police were fast in arresting them just a short while later in a forest in the same area,” the ANT1 correspondent added.

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Take Back Control? 2020 Saw the Europe Migrant Crisis Land on British Shores

The year in which the United Kingdom finally left the European Union was marred by record waves of illegal immigration across the English Channel, as an estimated 9,000 boat migrants landed on British shores.

A key pillar of the pro-sovereignty Brexit movement was for the British people to ‘take back control’ of their ability to determine their own laws, but perhaps just as crucially, to regain control of the country’s borders.

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Curtains Close on the Vagina Monologues

The student actors of the play The Vagina Monologues unknowingly took their final bows last winter. The past sponsor of the popular show, the Women’s Resource Center, has announced that due to recent changes in its mission statement — the group was rebranded the Gender Justice Advocacy Coalition this year — it will no longer support the play.

The show is a collection of interviews-turned-narratives from people of all ages and backgrounds about their relationships and experiences with their vaginas.

“The limitations of the script, namely that it equates having a vagina with female identity, and the requirement by Eve Ensler that it remain unchanged, leaves us with an incomplete play that doesn’t honor the experiences of trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people. It is thus hurtful, harmful and exclusionary to folks with these identities,” said Shura Gat, interim director of the Women’s Resource Center and advisor to GJAC.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/28/2020

  1. There was an earthquake in Ljubljana, Slovenija, at app. 12.20, on the 29th of December 2020,at twenty minutes past midday. It came from the south direction north. Hope that was the only one.

  2. UV alight and sunlight kill the virus which is why I bought one back at the beginning. Hairdressers and doctors use them to sterilise equipment. Everyone should know that. Can’t be used on people. Thailand was very clever using it to disinfect clothes between customers. Very clever people, no one here that clever.

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