Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/27/2021

After the introduction of “vaccine passports” in Israel, hundreds of people who could prove their vaccination status packed into newly-reopened bars and restaurants. Meanwhile, hundreds of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest the Wuhan Coronavirus lockdown.

In other news, an advisor to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that more than 15,000 illegal migrants have been detained so far this year as they attempted to enter Hungary.

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

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Financial Crisis
» “The Swamp is Back”: House Approves $1.9 Trillion Spending Bill Over Unanimous Republican Opposition
» The Federal Reserve is Taking Us Into Uncharted and Deadly Waters
 
USA
» “The Process Has Begun”— Newsom Recall Movement Organizer Predicts Recall Vote This Fall
» Attempt to Poison Water Supply Deemed Wakeup Call to Digital Defenses
» Billboard in Albany Calls for Disgraced New York Governor Cuomo to be Impeached
» Boston Public Schools Remove Advanced Programs Because They Weren’t Diverse Enough
» CAIR Enraged by Alleged ‘Anti-Muslim’ CPAC Speaker, Demands His Cancellation
» Eviction Moratorium Ruled Unconstitutional, Largest Tsunami of Evictions in U.S. History Incoming…
» Flying Syringes — Bill Gates Wants to Release Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Inject You With Vaccines
» Hyatt Rejects Cancel Culture Over Hosting CPAC, Calls Itself a ‘Highly Inclusive Environment’
» ‘I Understood That the Governor Wanted to Sleep With Me:’ 2nd Former Aide to NY Gov. Cuomo Accuses Him of Sexual Harassment
» Listen: Audio Released From American Airlines Pilot Who Encountered “Cruise-Missile Kind of Thing, “ FBI Says it is “Aware”
» Michigan Republicans Call for Investigation Into Gov. Whitmer Over Coronavirus Nursing Home Deaths
» Protester Sentenced for Being in Possession of Molotov Cocktail
» RFK Jr. Opens ‘CIA Can of Worms’
» SCOTUS Rules Santa Clara County Churches May Open Indoor Services
» Steven Crowder Revealed Voter Fraud This Past Week on His Show “Louder With Crowder” So Twitter Banned Him
» Virginia School District Says Dr. Seuss Demoted as Focus of Reading Event Due to ‘Racial Undertones’, Denies Complete Ban
 
Canada
» Extinction Rebellion Stages ‘Bloody’ Protest in Vancouver Against Government Inaction on Climate Crisis
» Some International Arrivals to Canadian Airports Are Refusing to Stay at Quarantine Hotels
 
Europe and the EU
» ‘Brain’ of Islamic State in Germany Sentenced to 10.5 Years in Prison
» French Anarchist-Claimed Arson Attack is Latest in Infrastructure Sabotage Trend
» French Fishermen Angered After Destructive ‘Bottom Trawling’ In UK Waters Sabotaged
» Ireland: Hundreds Rally in Violent Anti-Lockdown Protest
» Macron Tries to Silence Non-Conformist Media in France, But French MSM Only Worries About Lack of Media Pluralism in Hungary
» ‘Money, Money, Money!’ — Farage Accuses British Elites of Covering Up Chinese Takeover
» Scientists: Vaccination Before Every International Flight May be Necessary
» Spain: At Least 13 Arrested as Rioting Resumes in Barcelona Over Jailing of Rapper Who Praised Terrorists, Insulted Monarchy (Videos)
» Sweden: Antisemitism Report States That Muslim Students Have ‘Craze for Hitler’
» UK: Almost 300 Fines Handed Out by West Midlands Police to People Flouting COVID-19 Rules
» ‘Was it Worth it?’: Hungary Chides EU for Intransigence That Led to Brexit
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Israel Enters the Era of Vaccine Passports as Crowds of Up to 300 Pack Into Bars and Nightclubs
» Passover Reliefs Could be at Risk as Thousands Break Purim Guidelines
 
Middle East
» Caroline Glick: The Khashoggi Passion Play
» Turkey: Yazidi Slave Girl Rescued During Raid to Arrest Senior Islamic State Member in Ankara
 
South Asia
» India: Muslims Who Murdered Hindu Activist Scream ‘Allahu Akbar’ Inside Police Station
» India: Muslim Arrested for Spitting on Food While Serving as Cook at Hindu Wedding
» Media Blames Hindus for Rebuilding Temple Muslims Demolished and Replaced With a Mosque
 
Australia — Pacific
» Debt Collectors in NSW Are Chasing More Than 5,000 Residents Who Haven’t Paid Their Hotel Quarantine Bill — But Many Are Saying They Should be Exempt
» Jacinda Ardern Throws Auckland Into Another Week Long Lockdown After Just One New Case of COVID-19
» ‘You Invaded Our Country, Go Back to China’: Disgusting Moment Wannabe Rapper Hurls Racist Abuse at Passengers on a Sydney Train
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria: Herdsmen Kill Church Elder, Abduct Three Other Christians
» Nigeria: Muslims Murder at Least 10 People With Rocket-Propelled Grenades
 
Immigration
» 87 Migrants Packed on to Four Boats Are Detained at Dover as People Smugglers Take Advantage of Calm Conditions of English Channel
» Austria: Antifa Demonstrators Try to Block Deportation of Migrant Criminals, Including Rapists
» German NGO Sea Watch Rescues 147 Migrants Off Libya
» Hungary: Over 15,000 Illegal Migrants Apprehended This Year, Says PM’s Advisor
» Italian NGO Head Under Investigation for Helping to Smuggle Migrants
 
Culture Wars
» Lockdowns Are NOT ‘Quietly Improving Cities, ‘ World Economic Forum Concedes, Deleting Its Much-Ridiculed Tweet
» Twitter to Introduce a “Safety Mode” That Involves Algorithm-Based Censorship
 

“The Swamp is Back”: House Approves $1.9 Trillion Spending Bill Over Unanimous Republican Opposition

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $1.9 trillion bill on Saturday designed to address the financial and economic impact of the coronavirus lockdowns on the nation.

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

The Federal Reserve is Taking Us Into Uncharted and Deadly Waters

Nothing in U.S. history matches the radical acceleration into the abyss being pushed upon us now.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“The Process Has Begun”— Newsom Recall Movement Organizer Predicts Recall Vote This Fall

The American people are tired of authoritarian lockdowns.

According to an organizer of the movement to oust California Governor Gavin Newsom, the recall vote will happen in California this fall.

From Newsmax:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a special election over his recall this fall, according to Randy Economy, the organizer of the movement to oust the Democrat over his coronavirus restrictions.

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

Attempt to Poison Water Supply Deemed Wakeup Call to Digital Defenses

A recent story from Florida should direct policymakers’ attention to a glaring strategic problem in American defense. In the city of Oldsmar, a small community in the Tampa metro area, an unknown hacker gained access to the chemical controls of the municipal water treatment system. Fortunately, an operator at the facility observed the breach in real time, watching as the intruder set the level of sodium hydroxide, commonly known as lye, to 100 times its normal level. The operator was able to immediately undo the change, so no one was harmed.

But what if that instant detection hadn’t happened? As of this writing, nothing is known about the source of the attack. And it wasn’t “just ‘Oh, we’re putting a little bit of chlorine or a little bit of fluoride, or a little bit of something,’“ said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.

“We’re basically talking about lye that you are taking from 100 parts per million to 11,100.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Billboard in Albany Calls for Disgraced New York Governor Cuomo to be Impeached

A billboard was put up in Albany earlier this week calling for disgraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to be impeached.

The billboard was paid for by Albany gun-store owner Brian Olesen, who is angry that no one has been held accountable to “defend these people that passed away and their families.”

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

Boston Public Schools Remove Advanced Programs Because They Weren’t Diverse Enough

Boston Public Schools have shut down their advanced programs and are focusing on an “antiracist curriculum” because officials were “disturbed” that there were too many white and Asian students in the classes.

The program was for students in 4th-6th grade who were high performing and needed more of a challenge.

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

CAIR Enraged by Alleged ‘Anti-Muslim’ CPAC Speaker, Demands His Cancellation

The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is furious that Scott Presler is among the featured speakers at this year’s CPAC, because they consider him to be “anti-Muslim”.

“Another speaker on the lineup for the conservative mega-gathering CPAC is getting some unwelcome spotlight for anti-Muslim statements and activity, and this is only scratching the surface of the extreme ideologies being trotted out at this week’s event in Orlando,” wrote Matthew Moyer for a local paper on Thursday.

“Presler had been involved with ‘ACT for America’ from 2017-2018 as an organizer. The Southern Poverty Law Center has characterized that organization as ‘an anti-Muslim hate group because it pushes wild anti-Muslim conspiracy theories, denigrates American Muslims and deliberately conflates mainstream and radical Islam.”

According to PJ Media, there is a massive difference between being opposed to oppression in the name of religion and being “anti-Muslim.” The former position is perfectly understandable in the case of Presler, who is openly gay.

[Comment: Scott Presler is a long haired dude too.]

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

Eviction Moratorium Ruled Unconstitutional, Largest Tsunami of Evictions in U.S. History Incoming…

Ever since last summer, a federal moratorium on evictions has prevented landlords from evicting millions of tenants that are behind on their rent payments. This moratorium has caused extreme financial distress for many landlords, but it has also kept us from witnessing millions upon millions of Americans being thrown out into the cold streets. Of course this moratorium on evictions was never actually legal, and it was just a matter of time before it was challenged in front of a federal judge that still had respect for the U.S. Constitution. On Thursday, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas named John Campbell Barker ruled that the federal moratorium is completely unconstitutional…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Flying Syringes — Bill Gates Wants to Release Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Inject You With Vaccines

Flying Syringes is a phrase that is used to refer to a proposed project funded by Bill Gates to create genetically modified mosquitoes that inject vaccines into people when they bite them.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hyatt Rejects Cancel Culture Over Hosting CPAC, Calls Itself a ‘Highly Inclusive Environment’

Hyatt Hotels has been proud to host the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday through Sunday, and has issued a statement addressing criticism coming its way for doing so.

The three-day event features Donald Trump as its most prominent speaker, along with a bunch of other prominent Republicans.

The #boycotthyatt hashtag has been briefly trending on social media, which is perhaps what caused Hyatt to respond to the criticism, which they feel is unfair, as it would be wrong for them to discriminate against their clients based on things like political affiliation.

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

‘I Understood That the Governor Wanted to Sleep With Me:’ 2nd Former Aide to NY Gov. Cuomo Accuses Him of Sexual Harassment

Another former aide has accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, already facing allegations of sexual harassment, of improper advances. Charlotte Bennett, 25, said he asked her about her sex life and if she had ever dated ‘older man.’

Bennett, who joined Cuomo’s administration in early 2019, and was promoted from her entry-level position to that of a senior briefer and executive assistant to the governor in the span of several months, told the New York Times that she was constantly grilled about her sex life by her former boss.

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

Listen: Audio Released From American Airlines Pilot Who Encountered “Cruise-Missile Kind of Thing, “ FBI Says it is “Aware”

The FBI is now acknowledging it is “aware” of the concerning encounter experienced by an American Airlines flight over New Mexico last Sunday, without confirming or denying whether it has opened up an official investigation.

While looking for the “mayday” distress call from a different United Airlines flight whose engine had caught on fire after take-off in Denver the previous day, radio interceptor and aviation blogger Steve Douglass came across the American Airlines incident by virtue of “pure coincidence.”

Douglass released the audio of the American Airlines pilot informing air traffic control that they had witnessed a “cruise missile type of thing” fly over the top of them at 37,000 feet.

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

Michigan Republicans Call for Investigation Into Gov. Whitmer Over Coronavirus Nursing Home Deaths

Michigan Republican state legislators are calling for an investigation into Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over coronavirus deaths at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

The legislatures have sent a formal letter to U.S. Attorney General Monty Wilkinson and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel requesting an investigation.

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

Protester Sentenced for Being in Possession of Molotov Cocktail

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Steven M. Fitch, age 25, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, by United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher for being in unlawful possession of a destructive device. Judge Buescher sentenced Fitch to 30 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. Once Fitch is released from prison, he will begin a three-year term of supervised release.

An investigation conducted by the Omaha Police Department, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms determined that on May 31, 2020, Fitch was participating in protests in and around downtown Omaha. During the protests, Fitch was encountered by officers with the Omaha Police Department at 15th and Jackson Streets. Officers determined Fitch possessed a destructive device, also known as a Molotov cocktail, which is a firearm under the National Firearms Act. The Molotov cocktail was located in Fitch’s front pants pocket and consisted of a glass bottle with clear liquid inside and a red rag protruding out of the opening. Fitch also had several lighters in his front pants pocket.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Forensic Services Bureau tested the red rag that was attached to the Molotov cocktail, which was positive for containing the chemical “Gasoline.” The Molotov cocktail was in operating condition and was capable of exploding when ignited.

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

RFK Jr. Opens ‘CIA Can of Worms’

Story at-a-glance:

  • February 10, 2021, Instagram banned the account of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for “sharing debunked claims about the coronavirus or vaccines”
  • The real reason Kennedy is being censored is because he understands and exposes the global technocratic agenda that is pushing us toward global totalitarianism
  • The corporate media are indistinguishable from the CIA when it comes to matters of domestic and foreign matters. The CIA has also played an important role in furthering the technocrats’ agenda of global domination since its inception
  • Big tech companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon are also deeply connected to the military-industrial-intelligence complex. They serve important surveillance and data harvesting functions without which the technocratic agenda cannot not be realized
  • The core of the technocratic power structure includes entities such as the Trilateral Commission, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, the Bilderberg Group, the Club of Rome, the Aspen Institute, the Atlantic Institute, the Brookings Institute and other think-tanks

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

SCOTUS Rules Santa Clara County Churches May Open Indoor Services

The U.S. Supreme approved injunctive relief on Friday to immediately allow indoor religious services in Santa Clara County, California.

“The Ninth Circuit’s failure to grant relief was erroneous,” the Supreme Court’s order reads. “This outcome is clearly dictated by this Court’s decision in South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom.”

Appeals to the decision are pending, but should they reach the Supreme Court, it appears the majority favors allowing churches to reopen.

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

Steven Crowder Revealed Voter Fraud This Past Week on His Show “Louder With Crowder” So Twitter Banned Him

Steven Crowder held two shows this week where he reported on voter fraud. He must be right on target because he was banned on Twitter.

Steven Crowder spent two shows this week going over voter fraud that he and his staff personally proved. He went to hundreds of addresses across several swing states establishing that many of the addresses and names of voters did not exist, some addresses were at abandoned lots, and somewhere there was a freeway among many others. He must be close to the target because his video was banned on Twitter. He found a very high percentage of fraud.

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

Virginia School District Says Dr. Seuss Demoted as Focus of Reading Event Due to ‘Racial Undertones’, Denies Complete Ban

Facing public backlash over its alleged cancellation of Dr. Seuss on concern that his stories and illustrations are racist, a Virginia school district denied it banned the author but said it deprioritized his books.

The Loudon County Public Schools system near Washington, DC, clarified on Saturday that it merely downgraded Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) as the focus of annual “Read Across America Day” activities, brushing off reports that it cancelled the children’s author as “media rumour.”

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

Extinction Rebellion Stages ‘Bloody’ Protest in Vancouver Against Government Inaction on Climate Crisis

Extinction Rebellion Vancouver, a group that protests government inaction on the climate crisis, staged a die-in demonstration at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday.

The group spilled “blood,” acted dead, and some 50 people marched in the downtown core, temporarily halting traffic. Organizers say the “blood” is made from water with natural beet dye and washes away.

“The blood symbolizes the dying and suffering of people and all our non human relations because of the endless greed and exploitation of living systems,” said Extinction Rebellion spokesperson Maayan Kreitzman.

Vancouver police said three people were arrested afterward because they refused to vacate the intersection and allow traffic to resume. They were taken to jail then released pending court dates.

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

Some International Arrivals to Canadian Airports Are Refusing to Stay at Quarantine Hotels

On Monday, new air travel regulations went into effect at the four Canadian cities (Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver) that are still receiving international airline arrivals.

Arriving passengers must now take a Wuhan virus test and then stay for three days at L’hotel Quarantine (in which they must fork over about $2,000 of their own cash for this privilege).

But shortly after the program took effect, reports surfaced that some passengers simply bolted and took cabs home from the airport. This was confirmed by Peel Regional Police, who are now patrolling Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

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

‘Brain’ of Islamic State in Germany Sentenced to 10.5 Years in Prison

A German court has sentenced 37-year-old Abu Walaa to ten and a half years in prison for his role in trying to radicalise young people and recruit them for the Islamic State terrorist group.

Abu Walaa, whose real name is Ahmad Abdulaziz Abdullah A., was originally arrested alongside four other Islamic radicals in 2016 and had come to Germany as an asylum seeker in 2000 after fleeing his native Iraq along with members of his family.

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

French Anarchist-Claimed Arson Attack is Latest in Infrastructure Sabotage Trend

Far-left French anarchists have taken credit for two arson attacks on a telecommunications company in the latest act of infrastructure sabotage claimed by far-left militants.

The two attacks took place last week in the communes of Brézins on Thursday the 18th of February and another in the commune of Sassenage, near the city of Grenoble on the night between Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th.

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

French Fishermen Angered After Destructive ‘Bottom Trawling’ In UK Waters Sabotaged

Activists aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza are said to have dropped several large boulders into the English channel in an effort to stop bottom-trawling fishing in a protected area favoured by French boats.

The ecological activist group tossed 18 boulders overboard in the channel in order to create a barrier and prevent trawling by fishermen who use a bottom-trawling method to scrape the seabed, which Greenpeace has likened to taking a bulldozer to a national park. According to reports, the area impacted is one used by French ships.

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

Ireland: Hundreds Rally in Violent Anti-Lockdown Protest

Hundreds of people on Saturday took to the streets of Dublin for a planned demonstration that quickly turned into violent clashes between protesters and police.

The protesters tried to march to a city center park to protest Ireland’s coronavirus lockdown measures but were blocked from the area by the police.

They chanted “end the lockdown” and handed out leaflets that read, “Let Ireland live.” Among the crowd were people wearing clothing with the logo of Ireland’s far-right National Party.

The situation dramatically escalated after a man fired two firework rockets at the police at point-blank range. Videos of this attack at Dublin’s Grafton Street have been widely circulated and condemned on social media.

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

Macron Tries to Silence Non-Conformist Media in France, But French MSM Only Worries About Lack of Media Pluralism in Hungary

On Jan. 29, French Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot announced that she had requested the re-examination of the status of “political and general information” website from which the online medium France Soir benefits.

France Soir was formerly a daily print newspaper that dated back to 1944. In 2013, it shifted to being an online news website only. Being recognized as a “political and general information” website entitles it, as in the case of other online publications of this type, to some tax benefits and subsidies. Such financial support is supposed to promote media pluralism in France and their independence from major advertisers.

But that is the theory because when a newspaper or news site displeases the government, it is stripped of aid under various pretexts. At the same time, the newspapers of the big oligarchs that are closer to the government — the owners of Le Monde, Libération, and Le Figaro, for example — or the communist newspaper L’Humanité benefit from uninterrupted financial support.

It looks like French-style media pluralism works from the center-right to the far left while excluding right-wing media outlets that are conservative, sovereignist, anti-immigrant, anti-abortion, anti-health restrictions in the face of Covid-19, and so on. It is as if the only opposition allowed to Macron is that of the far left which in no way threatens his re-election in 2022.

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

‘Money, Money, Money!’ — Farage Accuses British Elites of Covering Up Chinese Takeover

Brexit leader Nigel Farage accused the British establishment of prioritising money over protecting the country from the “neo-colonialist” Chinese Communist Party after the revelation that UK schools were being bought up by the Asian nation.

Mr Farage said that the limited attention placed communist-linked businesses buying up British independent schools was a result of elites in the country — including those in the civil service, the government, and in business — being effectively bought by the communist regime which he described as “neo-colonialist” bent on “global domination”.

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

Scientists: Vaccination Before Every International Flight May be Necessary

Before everyone starts getting excited about back-to-normal life thanks to the COVID vaccine, scientists at Oxford University are now saying it’s possible that people could be required to get not one, not two, but an additional vaccine EVERY time they hop an international flight.

The reason for this, they said, is because it’s unknown how effective, efficient and long-lasting the current vaccines may be. The scientists did acknowledge that vaccine passports may be a way around this — but only with blanket, global standards for the passports.

Summit News summed it up this way: “Having endless vaccinations when there is no indication of how effective they are, or what long term side effects there may be sounds absolutely mental, but that is what is being suggested.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Spain: At Least 13 Arrested as Rioting Resumes in Barcelona Over Jailing of Rapper Who Praised Terrorists, Insulted Monarchy (Videos)

Violent protests over the jailing of rapper Pablo Hasel resumed in Barcelona, reportedly leading to more than a dozen arrests as rioters torched a police van, threw objects at officers and damaged banks and other businesses.

Video footage posted Saturday on Twitter shows men in dark hoodies dousing a police van with flammable liquid to stoke a larger fire. El Mundo newspaper reported that a driver was inside the van as the rioters caused the fire to spread.

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

Sweden: Antisemitism Report States That Muslim Students Have ‘Craze for Hitler’

Finally, a truthful report out of globalist Sweden, a country that has become practically unrecognizable since it become the model of suicidal immigration policies. A report on antisemitism in schools in the city of Malmö, which has a massive Muslim population, has made the claim that much of the hatred toward Jewish students comes from students of Arab and Middle Eastern backgrounds.

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

UK: Almost 300 Fines Handed Out by West Midlands Police to People Flouting COVID-19 Rules

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) David Jamieson revealed a total of 294 fixed penalty notices were issued.

But he said the “vast overwhelming majority” of people in the region were still following the rules set by the Government.

Police issued the fines to a number of people as they broke up birthday parties and other illegal gatherings across the region.

Mr Jamieson, speaking at a briefing on Friday, said: “There have been, in the last seven days, 294 fixed penalty notices and one ‘super fine’.

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

‘Was it Worth it?’: Hungary Chides EU for Intransigence That Led to Brexit

European elites that mourn the loss of Britain — and the nation’s significant financial contributions — from the bloc have themselves to blame, Hungarian leader Viktor Orban has said in a wide-ranging interview with the German press.

While the British people voted to leave the European Union, it was the Eurocrats in Brussels steering the project whose choices had left the British feeling they had no choice but to go their own way, Orban said. Responding to a question by a journalist from German magazine FOCUS, asking him to elaborate on historic comments he made saying that Brexit could have been avoided, the Hungarian Prime Minister was clear that while the European Union could probably get away with pushing around less powerful nations, a leading state like the UK would inevitably decide to do something about it.

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

Israel Enters the Era of Vaccine Passports as Crowds of Up to 300 Pack Into Bars and Nightclubs

Israelis are being asked for evidence of vaccinations status before being allowed into busy locations such as bars, shopping centres and theatres.

Only those with a ‘green passport’ are permitted to enter certain locations as the country tries to reopen following the Covid-19 pandemic.

People who have received the required two vaccinations receive the green passport which allows them greater freedom.

Israel has been leading the world on the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations, but only half of its population of nine million people has so far received the required two jabs for a passport.

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

Passover Reliefs Could be at Risk as Thousands Break Purim Guidelines

Violations of Health Ministry guidelines were seen en masse over the Purim holiday, causing concern among health officials that there will be an increase in infection in the coming weeks that could place Israelis under Passover restrictions.

“We should expect a rise in infection,” Prof. Cyrille Cohen, who sits on the Advisory Committee for Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccines through the Health Ministry, told The Jerusalem Post on Saturday night.

“Purim is a holiday centered on saving lives,” tweeted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “so it is exceedingly difficult to see these images of mass gatherings at life-threatening, illegal parties.

“There is no reason for these violations,” the prime minister continued. “We have a clear exit plan: a green passport, a gradual opening of education, vaccination of the rest of the population and the opening up of the economy.”

Police had feared that underground parties or haredi (ultra-Orthodox) tisches (festive gatherings around a rebbe’s table) would keep them busy over the holiday, and indeed there were reports of packed synagogues against violations and yeshiva events that broke restrictions on gathering. However, the greatest challenge for police turned out to be the Jaffa Flea Market.

Thousands of people gathered throughout the day on Saturday in the hours before the 8:30 p.m. curfew once again took effect.

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

Caroline Glick: The Khashoggi Passion Play

The Biden administration’s decision to publish the intel report on Jamal Khashoggi’s death in late 2018 was as predictable as it was destructive to U.S. national security and to the security and stability of the Middle East.

It was predictable for 2 reasons. First, this is Obama’s 3rd term. And in Obama’s 1st term he played a central role in overthrowing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the anchor of the U.S.’s alliance system in the Sunni Arab world in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood, the ideological anchor of every Sunni terror group in the world.

Obama’s consistent policy for 8 years was to side with the jihadists. Obama’s anti-colonialist worldview bred his anti-Western sensibilities. He and his neo-Marxist advisors viewed the jihadists as the “authentic” voice of the Islamic world. They were favored because they were “revolutionary” and anti-Western. In every conflict that pitted either conservative Sunni leaders, Iranian anti-regime forces, or Israel against jihadists from Hamas to Hezbollah, to the Muslim Brotherhood and the Houthis, or Iran, Obama and his people supported the jihadists. For this reason, Obama admired both Turkish dictator Erdogan and the Qatari ruling family. Like him, they supported jihadists.

MBS and MBZ from the UAE were big problems for Obama, Robert Malley and their ilk. They appeared out of nowhere.

Young and vigorous, they seek to liberalize their conservative societies. They are deeply opposed to Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood. They are open to peace and cooperation with Israel. They support Israel in its campaigns against Hamas and Hezbollah. And they are certainly “authentic” Arab Muslims. When the UAE declared the Muslim Brotherhood, and Obama’s key supporters and ideological allies at CAIR terrorist organizations, Obama and his comrades were so angry they could barely put together a coherent sentence.

This brings us to Khashoggi…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]
 

Turkey: Yazidi Slave Girl Rescued During Raid to Arrest Senior Islamic State Member in Ankara

Abduction of Infidels is sanctioned in Islamic law and subject to particular rules: “As for the captives, the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. Allah, may he be exalted, says, ‘When you encounter those [infidels] who deny [the Truth=Islam] then strike [their] necks’ (Qur’an sura 47, verse 4)” — Al-Mawardi, al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah (The Laws of Islamic Governance).

“Yazidi girl rescued during ISIS raid in Ankara,” by Holly Johnston, Rudaw, February 24, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace).

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

India: Muslims Who Murdered Hindu Activist Scream ‘Allahu Akbar’ Inside Police Station

The establishment media in India and elsewhere insisted that this murder had nothing to do with Islam or jihad. The accused perpetrators seemed determined, once inside the police station, to give the opposite impression.

An update on this story. “Rinku Sharma murder: Eyewitness says ‘Allahu Akbar’ slogans were raised by the accused inside the police station,” OpIndia, February 22, 2021.

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India: Muslim Arrested for Spitting on Food While Serving as Cook at Hindu Wedding

Jihad contamination and poisoning attempts are not new. In India in 2019, Muslims plotted to poison food offered in a Hindu temple that is consumed by at least 40,000 devotees.

Al-Qaeda has long considered the contamination of food as a jihad mass murder tactic. And in 2017, the Islamic State called on Muslims to poison food in Western supermarkets.

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Media Blames Hindus for Rebuilding Temple Muslims Demolished and Replaced With a Mosque

“Hindus in India set to build temple at razed mosque site.” The Associated Press blared this headline as millions of Hindus from several countries joined to celebrate the “Bhumipoojan” ceremony of their long-awaited temple: the Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir. Articles vilifying the “Hindu hardliners” and sympathizing with the “endangered” Muslims of India were published in numerous outlets of the liberal, secular, Muslim-pandering media.

None of those outlets reported on how the Hindus had waited for over 500 years, in their country, in their land, to gain the right lawfully to rebuild the Ram Mandir on the Janmasthan that was brought down centuries ago by a barbaric Muslim invader.

In 1529, the Tughlaq-styled Babri Masjid replaced the ancient shrine of the Ram Janmabhoomi on the banks of River Sarayu. This marked the beginning of the Hindus’ five-century-long struggle to reclaim their land. In 2020, the democratically elected Prime Minister of India laid the foundation stone of this historic and lawful reclamation.

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Debt Collectors in NSW Are Chasing More Than 5,000 Residents Who Haven’t Paid Their Hotel Quarantine Bill — But Many Are Saying They Should be Exempt

Whinging Australians returning from overseas are refusing to pay the bill for their two-week hotel quarantine stay — with debt collectors chasing more than 5,000 people over unpaid fees.

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Jacinda Ardern Throws Auckland Into Another Week Long Lockdown After Just One New Case of COVID-19

Prime Minister of Auckland Jacinda Ardern has announced Auckland will go into lockdown for one week, after just one new local case of Covid-19.

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‘You Invaded Our Country, Go Back to China’: Disgusting Moment Wannabe Rapper Hurls Racist Abuse at Passengers on a Sydney Train

Footage of the rapper, who goes by the name Fleks City, launching into the verbal tirade on a Sydney train was posted to social media over the weekend, including his own Snapchat account.

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Nigeria: Herdsmen Kill Church Elder, Abduct Three Other Christians

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) — Fulani herdsmen killed a church elder and abducted three other Christians in northwest Nigeria on Feb. 16, sources said.

Muslim Fulani herdsmen shot dead Mati Sani, a 65-year-old elder with the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), in an attack in the village of Kadabuki Dan-Marabu, Kankara County, Katsina state at about 1 a.m., said his son, the Rev. Ali Mati.

Pastor Mati told Morning Star News “Fulani bandits” also abducted Ibrahim Lawal, Mamar Rahila and Hafsat Yusuf, besides shooting and wounding Danjuma Sani Mati, who was receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center in the city of Katsina. The victims are all Christians who are related to each other, he said.

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Nigeria: Muslims Murder at Least 10 People With Rocket-Propelled Grenades

Why does the Jihad Watch headline say “Muslims” when the BBC says “militants”? Because the assailants are not only Muslims, but they attacked Maiduguri because of Islamic texts and teachings that mandate warfare against unbelievers. Pointing out this simple and obvious fact is universally derided today as “hatred” and “bigotry,” but that doesn’t make it any less true. Leftists tend to assume that they can remake reality simply by pretending that it is other than what it is. They are in for a rude surprise. Actually, a number of rude surprises, as they see that pretending that Islam is a religion of peace and that all who say otherwise are greasy “Islamophobes” doesn’t make it so.

“Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Maiduguri rocket attack kills 10,” BBC, February 24, 2021 (thanks to Darcy).

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87 Migrants Packed on to Four Boats Are Detained at Dover as People Smugglers Take Advantage of Calm Conditions of English Channel

Dozens of migrants packed onto four small boats were today detained at Dover by Border Force as people smugglers took advantage of calm conditions across the Channel.

Some 87 migrants attempted the crossing on Saturday as Britain basked in glorious 59F (15C) temperatures in another weekend of early Spring weather.

The migrants were brought to the Port of Dover by Border Force, with images showing at least three children among them.

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Austria: Antifa Demonstrators Try to Block Deportation of Migrant Criminals, Including Rapists

Refugee workers in Vienna tried to prevent the deportation of several rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan, including those convicted of rape and other serious crimes earlier this week.

Up to 50 people, including members of the left-wing extremist group “Autonomen Antifa Wien”, blocked a street and demanded a right to stay for those who were being deported, according to Austria’s Heute web portal. A major traffic jam formed in the direction of downtown Vienna, forcing the police to step in and clear the blockade.

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German NGO Sea Watch Rescues 147 Migrants Off Libya

German charity Sea-Watch said Saturday it had saved nearly 150 migrants off the Libyan coast in two operations.

Its Sea-Watch 3 rescue ship picked up 102 migrants on Saturday morning from a rubber dinghy in trouble, the organization said on Twitter.

The previous day the vessel had rescued 45 migrants, including 15 minors.

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Hungary: Over 15,000 Illegal Migrants Apprehended This Year, Says PM’s Advisor

Hungarian authorities have apprehended 15,300 illegal migrants at Hungary’s borders so far this year, the prime minister’s chief domestic security advisor said on Friday.

Proceedings have been launched against a total of 174 people smugglers, György Bakondi told public news channel M1, adding that most of them had been arrested on the Hungary-Serbia border.

Bakondi also said the Hungarian government “is used to” having European Union institutions and the EU court issue decisions that are out of line with Hungarian laws and the government’s duty to keep the country safe.

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Italian NGO Head Under Investigation for Helping to Smuggle Migrants

Italian NGO head and activist Gian Andrea Franchi is one of thirty people under investigation by Italian prosecutors for helping Kurdish illegal migrants into Italy from Bosnia.

Franchi, who founded the pro-migrant NGO Linea d’Ombra (Shadow Line), is under investigation for allegedly aiding Kurdish migrants travelling along the Balkan migrant route through Bosnia in an effort to reach western Europe.

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Lockdowns Are NOT ‘Quietly Improving Cities, ‘ World Economic Forum Concedes, Deleting Its Much-Ridiculed Tweet

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has taken down its tweet that claimed lockdowns have been “quietly improving cities,” and admitted that is not the case. But the backdown didn’t spare the globalist titan from a new wave of mockery.

The WEF’s controversial message turned out to be quite short-lived, surviving less than a day on its feed under a barrage of outraged comments. The tweet was accompanied by a video, showing deserted streets and silent factories, that noted a record drop in carbon emissions. It also linked to an article claiming that silent cities contributed to better detection of minor earthquakes.

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Twitter to Introduce a “Safety Mode” That Involves Algorithm-Based Censorship

Twitter is planning to roll-out a new feature that would allow users to auto-block or mute certain accounts that the platform deems is abusive.

The new “safety mode” will further the company’s efforts in censoring in a way that is far from transparent under the guise of “protecting users from offensive content.”

Twitter announced the new feature during its Analyst Day presentation. Documents from the presentation suggest that the feature will be available through “Safety Mode,” a setting the company is yet to roll out.

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/27/2021

  1. Re “‘Was It Worth It?’ Hungary Chides EU for intransigence over UK leave vote”

    It’s been some months since I followed news regularly. Every headline seems contradictory, like something out of Monty Python. This headline would not seem strange. Everything is upside down,
    irrational. ‘Lockdown Protesters Blame Climate Change for Spike in New Cases’. Notice how the only lock down protests are in the UK and Ireland. That does make sense actually. Here in Asia they only insist on masks, but it’s not enforced, and there are no lockdowns.

    Western countries seem unbelievably authoritarian in imposing lockdowns, and now with the non-vaccine for a non-pandemic of a mild variant on the annual flu. It’s pathetic. I can’t believe people have stayed so compliant, esp in Canada. I don’t recognize Canada any more.

    I’m only surprised it took Biden 30 days to resume bombing a Muslim country. Obama dropped more bombs more frequently on more countries than any peacetime President ever. Biden may try to surpass that. Why is there never any mention anywhere on the internet, or I assume in the msm, of the most blatant election steal anywhere, ever?

    I live in Thailand and the West seems utterly deranged, volatile, irrational, unpredictable. The West is surreal, it really is.

    • Stephen Carter: I agree with your assessment. Western governments are drunk with powers that they simply created out of thin air. They have shutdown individual rights, strangled economic activity and turned the world upside down, as you say, for what? Not to protect public health, but, to advance a pernicious ideological agenda. Public health is just the excuse, probably because “climate change” did not seem threatening enough, and something more scary and seemingly urgent was needed.

  2. “Israelis are being asked for evidence of vaccinations status before being allowed into busy locations such as bars, shopping centres and theatres. Only those with a ‘green passport’ are permitted to enter certain locations as the country tries to reopen following the Covid-19 pandemic.”

    Maybe they could build walled up ghettos for the unvaccinated, just to keep everything under control, of course. And the vaccination status info could be worn like a visible yellow badge on the chest, just to make going through the checkpoints faster?

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