Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/7/2021

A rickshaw bomb exploded outside a popular restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens more. Meanwhile, in another part of Somalia, the Islamic terrorist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for executing a journalist.

In other news, in a referendum on full face coverings, 51.2% of Swiss voters chose to ban the burka.

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

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USA
» “We Have a Black People Problem”: Facebook Under Investigation of Systemic Race Discrimination
» As Insurrection Narrative Crumbles, Democrats Cling to it More Desperately Than Ever
» BLM Protesters Threaten Little Girls and Small Children Outside Cheerleading Competition in Louisville (Video)
» Breaking: Fifth Woman, Fourth Aide Comes Forward With Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Against Cuomo
» California to Allow 15-35% Capacity at Stadiums, Theme Parks Starting in April
» Doomsday Delayed… Again: What’s Behind Dems’ Scaremongering About QAnon & Right-Wing Extremism?
» ‘Fear’ Is the New ‘Smart’
» George Floyd Protesters March Through Downtown Minneapolis on Eve of Jury Selection in Derek Chauvin Trial (Video)
» Gov. Abbott Deploys National Guard, State Troopers to Counter Texas “Border Crisis”
» In Bombshell Statement, NY Senate Majority Leader Demands Cuomo Resign “For the Good of the State” After Governor Says “No Way I Resign”
» Newsom COVID ‘Equity’ Plan: Vaccinate 2 Million Latinos or California Won’t Reopen
» Organizers of Newsom Recall Claim to Have Enough Signatures for Special Election
» Pelosi Has Bizarre Moment: “We Do Not Say Open Sesame, We Say Open Biden”
» Police Shut Down Out-of-Control Party Near University of Colorado After 800 ‘Maskless’ Young People Gathered in Street Shooting Off Fireworks, Vandalizing Cars and ‘Pelting Officers With Bricks and Rocks’ Leaving Three Injured
» Queen Urged to Apologise to Meghan Markle on ‘The View’
» San Diego’s Plan to Stop Murders? They’ve Asked Gangs to Stop Shooting at Each Other for 6 Months.
» Trump Promises to Travel to Alaska to Campaign Against Pro-Impeachment Murkowski
» Urban Dictionary Bans “Blue Anon” Entry Defining Liberal Conspiracy Theorists; Google Censors Search
» Welcome to the New Age of Stalinism
 
Canada
» Muslim Migrant Threatens to Kill Daughters Who Do Not Wear Islamic Veil
» Over 30 People Pick Up $1,550 Fines for Gathering at Quebec Ski Chalet
 
Europe and the EU
» Far-Left Extremist Takes Credit for Attempted Arson Attack on French Newspaper
» Scotland: Grave of ‘Father of Capitalism’ Adam Smith Targeted by BLM-Inspired Slavery Review
» Swiss Narrowly Pass Muslim ‘Burqa Ban’
» UK: Farage Quits Politics, Will Use Media to Take Aim at Chinese Communist Influence and ‘Woke Agenda’
» UK: Farage Quits Electoral Politics — But Battle Against Communist China and Woke Brigade Continues
» UK: Police Raid Firepit Party at Student House and Stop an Illegal Rave in Quarry While Group of Four Who Broke COVID Travel Rules Tell Officers They Were Hunting Ghosts
» World Media Silent as German Government to Extend State of Emergency Indefinitely
 
North Africa
» Algeria: Two Christians Get Prison and Heavy Fine for ‘Shaking the Faith’ of Muslims With Christian Literature
 
South Asia
» India: ‘Pawri Nahi Ho Rahi Hai’: Delhi Police Joins Meme Fest, Seizes 24 ‘Hukkas’ From Restaurant
 
Far East
» Chinese Hackers ‘Likely to Have Netted High-Value Espionage Targets’ Using Microsoft Outlook Exploit
 
Australia — Pacific
» African Gangs Cause Chaos in Melbourne as Nine People Are Taken to Hospital With Stab Wounds After Wild Party in a CBD Apartment Turns Violent — With Teenager in a Critical Condition
» Bloody Scenes in Melbourne as Up to Six People Are Rushed to Hospital With Stab Wounds After Party in a CBD Apartment Turns Violent — With Teenager in a Critical Condition
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» At Least 20 People Killed and 30 Wounded in Somalia as Islamist Terrorists Detonate Rickshaw Loaded With Explosives Outside a Popular Restaurant in the Capital Mogadishu
» Australian Ex-Muslim Activist Says She Was Bombarded With Rape and Death Threats and ‘Put Through Hell’ In Tanzania — as She Finally Makes it Home After Terrifying Ordeal
» Somalia: Al-Shabaab Claims Responsibility for Execution of Journalist
 
Immigration
» AZ Sheriff on Border “Chaos”: Biden “Owns This,” “We Had it Under Control” With Trump
» Dems Vote Against Cruz Amendment to Stop $1400 Checks for Illegal Aliens
» Exclusive: ‘They Have No Place in Australia’: Foreigners Who Commit Domestic Violence and Forced Marriage Face Being Deported Even if They’re Not Convicted Under Tough New Rules That Kick in Today
» France: Muslim Migrant With Eight Previous Convictions Violently Assaults Photojournalist
» Germany: Most Severe ICU Patients With COVID-19 Have a Migration Background
 
Culture Wars
» Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Comes Out in Favor of ‘Awesome, Incredible, Beautiful and Wonderful’ Trans Children
» Attention Parents: According to State’s Department of Education, Your Three-Month-Old Baby is a Racist
» Murder Victim’s Mother Slams LA County’s Gascon and His Policies
» RNA Used to Alter DNA, Brain Functions and Behavior
 
General
» UN Expert Warns Counter-Terror Policies Led to ‘Further Stigmatisation’ of Muslims
 

“We Have a Black People Problem”: Facebook Under Investigation of Systemic Race Discrimination

The social media giant Facebook is reportedly under investigation from the United States government’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for discriminating against black Americans in their hiring and promotion procedures.

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

As Insurrection Narrative Crumbles, Democrats Cling to it More Desperately Than Ever

Twice in the last six weeks, warnings were issued about imminent, grave threats to public safety posed by the same type of right-wing extremists who rioted at the Capitol on January 6. And both times, these warnings ushered in severe security measures only to prove utterly baseless.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

BLM Protesters Threaten Little Girls and Small Children Outside Cheerleading Competition in Louisville (Video)

Black Lives Matter protesters harassed and threatened little girls and small children outside a cheerleading competition in Louisville this weekend.

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

Breaking: Fifth Woman, Fourth Aide Comes Forward With Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Against Cuomo

A fifth woman has come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. This news comes just hours after a fourth woman also made her accusations public.

In an interview with Washington Post, Karen Hinton claims the governor summoned her to his ‘dimly lit’ hotel room and embraced her after a work event in 2000. She describes pulling away and the Governor pulling her back towards him. She then managed to escape the room.

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

California to Allow 15-35% Capacity at Stadiums, Theme Parks Starting in April

California will allow sports stadiums and theme parks to reopen at 15%, 25%, or 35% capacity once a county enters the red-tier, orange-tier, or yellow-tier designations, respectively.

“With the increased distribution of the vaccine, with the behavior of Californians who have taken this pandemic seriously, who have adapted their behavior accordingly … we feel like this is a good time to begin to provide additional visibility into how we can move forward opening parts of the economy,” said Dee Dee Myers, senior adviser to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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

Doomsday Delayed… Again: What’s Behind Dems’ Scaremongering About QAnon & Right-Wing Extremism?

The media fuss over the purported threat of right-wing insurrection is a pretext for cracking down on the US establishment’s political rivals, notes Techno Fog, a nom de plume for a US lawyer and writer, in his blog.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Fear’ Is the New ‘Smart’

The Washington Post said recently: “The anti-vaccine movement is comparable to domestic terrorism, and must be treated that way”, while the Guardian had this:…

In essence the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA substances are a giant experiment, nothing else. If you can tell me what the logic is behind injecting — soon — hundreds of millions of people with something about which the WHO itself says: “we haven’t seen any evidence yet indicating whether or not they stop transmission,” try me. And how you get from there to issuing “vaccine passports” is as puzzling as the entire propaganda campaign. Who’s engaging in “science denial” here? In its core essence, an Emergency Use Authorization is unscientific.

A vaccine used to mean something that relied on —mostly— dead virus material to get your body to produce immunity “material”. What mRNA does —in this case — is force your body to produce an S1 spike protein, which is toxic to your body. Someone compared it to sticking a USB stick in your body, but one you can never take out anymore. Actually, it’s more like sticking such a USB stick into —almost— every single cell of your body. Forever.

Can it be successful? Maybe, but we have no idea. No research. No clue what mRNA does in the long term. There’s a lot of concern about what it might do to our immune systems. So lots of questions. But we’re not allowed to ask those questions, because then we’re domestic terrorists. Or maybe we can ask them, but only after getting inoculated.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

George Floyd Protesters March Through Downtown Minneapolis on Eve of Jury Selection in Derek Chauvin Trial (Video)

George Floyd protestors marched through downtown Minneapolis Sunday on the eve of the jury selection for Derek Chauvin’s trial.

George Floyd died last spring after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for 8 minutes during an arrest.

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

Gov. Abbott Deploys National Guard, State Troopers to Counter Texas “Border Crisis”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Saturday the deployment of the state’s National Guard and state troopers “to combat the smuggling of people and drugs into Texas.”

The operation, known as Operation Lone Star, will also integrate the National Guard with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Abbott also announced the deployment of air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high-threat areas to “deny Mexican Cartels and smugglers the ability to move drugs and people into Texas.”

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

In Bombshell Statement, NY Senate Majority Leader Demands Cuomo Resign “For the Good of the State” After Governor Says “No Way I Resign”

Update (1530ET): The day just keeps getting worse for embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), after the state’s Senate Majority Leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins demanded his resignation.

“Everyday there is another account that is drawing away from the business of government,” reads a statement from Stewart-Cousins. “We have allegations about sexual harassment, a toxic work environment, the loss of credibility surrounding the Covid-19 nursing home data and questions about the construction of a major infrastructure project.

“New York is still in the midst of this pandemic and is still facing the societal, health and economic impacts of it. We need to govern without daily distraction. For the good of the state Governor Cuomo must resign.”

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

Newsom COVID ‘Equity’ Plan: Vaccinate 2 Million Latinos or California Won’t Reopen

California Governor Gavin Newsom has completely changed his response to COVID — again — this time leveraging opening the state for all Californians on the backs of low-income Latinos living in the areas with the highest rates of the illness.

In the name of “equity,” Newsom announced Thursday that 40% of all the state’s available vaccines will go to Latino communities in the Central Valley and in pockets of LA because Latinos have suffered the most death and illness from COVID.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Organizers of Newsom Recall Claim to Have Enough Signatures for Special Election

he organizers of the recall effort against California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom announced Sunday that they have collected enough signatures to put the special election on the ballot.

At a press conference in Sacramento, organizers claimed they have gathered 1,927,000 signatures in support of the recall, more than a week ahead of the March 17 deadline. Recall organizers said they still plan to try to reach 2 million before that date.

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

Pelosi Has Bizarre Moment: “We Do Not Say Open Sesame, We Say Open Biden”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told a bizarre story Friday about a meeting her grandchildren had with President Joe Biden. The story she referenced came from a time when Biden was still a Senator, but it seemed that Pelosi was using the account in an effort to praise the president for being “forward-looking.”

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

Police Shut Down Out-of-Control Party Near University of Colorado After 800 ‘Maskless’ Young People Gathered in Street Shooting Off Fireworks, Vandalizing Cars and ‘Pelting Officers With Bricks and Rocks’ Leaving Three Injured

An out-of-control street party near the campus of the University of Colorado turned destructive and violent on Saturday as three officers were injured as they sought to break up the illegal gathering and numerous vehicles were damaged.

The chaos unfolded just after 8pm yesterday evening in the University Hill neighborhood of Boulder, as an estimated 800 people — many forgoing face masks — gathered near Pennsylvania Avenue and 10th Street.

Officers from the Boulder Police Department were on scene by 8:30pm and used loudspeakers to warn the crowd they must disperse or otherwise risk arrest, tear gas or use of force.

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

Queen Urged to Apologise to Meghan Markle on ‘The View’

Co-hosts on top American talk show The View urged the Queen, senior royals, and royal staff to apologise to Meghan Markle, wife of Prince Harry, rather than investigate bullying allegations against her.

“I think they are that concerned — the Firm, the Palace, the Royal Family — about the Oprah interview to dredge up some allegations from two and a half years ago, that she allegedly bullied staff by sending emails at 5 a.m.,” opined Sunny Hostin.

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

San Diego’s Plan to Stop Murders? They’ve Asked Gangs to Stop Shooting at Each Other for 6 Months.

Apparently, San Diego city government and law enforcement leaders recently banded together to launch a pilot program dubbed as “No Shots Fired”, where they’re asking gang leaders and members to stop shooting at each other for six months.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Promises to Travel to Alaska to Campaign Against Pro-Impeachment Murkowski

Former President Donald Trump promised to travel to Alaska to campaign against Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in her re-election bid next year.

“I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski,” Trump said. “She represents her state badly and her country even worse.

I do not know where other people will be next year, but I know where I will be — in Alaska campaigning against a disloyal and very bad Senator.

Her vote to advance radical left democrat Deb Haaland for Secretary of the Interior is yet another example of Murkowski not standing up for Alaska.”

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

Urban Dictionary Bans “Blue Anon” Entry Defining Liberal Conspiracy Theorists; Google Censors Search

The Urban Dictionary, which allows users to submit virtually any phrase with any definition, has removed a reference to “Blue Anon” — a new phrase mocking leftists for their belief in right-wing conspiracy theories, “such as the Russia Hoax, Jussie Smollett hoax, Ukraine hoax, Covington Kids hoax, and Brett Kavanaugh hoax.”

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

Welcome to the New Age of Stalinism

Welcome to the New Age of Stalinism. Children in East Germany were told that that state was their real parent, and if their biological parents spoke against the government, they should report them. The tyranny rising from BigTech in league with the far-left is really becoming frightening. Biden is going after all guns to compel people to register so he knows every person who has a gun so they can be targeted and relieved of their weapons regardless of the 2nd Amendment.

The First Amendment means nothing anymore, nor does Due Process of Law. Our courts have surrendered to tyranny, and they have canceled Justice Thomas because he is conservative, defending the Constitution. Suddenly, Justice Thomas being black is irrelevant. It is his thinking process that is dangerous to the LEFT and BigTech.

It is bad enough that BigTech has been out to cancel anyone they disagree with. Not only did they take down Donald Trump, but they have removed doctors coming out against the COVID fraud and even removed testimony of doctors before Congress which is a public record. If you testify before Congress and support their position, then that is OK for YouTube. If not, it is canceled. That is like a court that only allows the prosecutor to speak — defendants have no right to put on a defense and they call this freedom and America?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Muslim Migrant Threatens to Kill Daughters Who Do Not Wear Islamic Veil

A Muslim migrant from Algeria living in the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec is said to have repeatedly threatened to kill his daughters if they refused to wear the Islamic veil.

The 47-year-old, who lived with his family in Montreal, was convicted of threats and violent acts toward his four daughters, with the incidents taking place between 2016 and 2018.

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

Over 30 People Pick Up $1,550 Fines for Gathering at Quebec Ski Chalet

MONTREAL — Over 30 people hoping to have a nice night at a Quebec ski chalet had their Saturday night party ended early and in less than pleasant style with all of them receiving $1,550 fines for gathering during the pandemic.

The Surete du Quebec (SQ) responded to a 911 call around 8:30 p.m. reporting that an illegal gathering was taking place at a chalet at the Stoneham Mountain Resort about 30 minutes north of Quebec City.

“When they got to the cottage, police officers confirmed that there were 36 people in the cottage,” said SQ spokesperson Stephane Tremblay.

Tremblay said the chalet was rented for a party, and everyone there was given a fine for illegal gathering.

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

Far-Left Extremist Takes Credit for Attempted Arson Attack on French Newspaper

Earlier this week, an unknown individual attempted to light several vehicles of a French newspaper on fire. A claim of responsibility for the attempted arson has been made on a well-known far-left anarchist web platform.

The attempted attack took place over the night of March 3rd to March 4th and saw the unidentified perpetrator break into the premises of French newspaper La Dépêche du Midi in Toulouse.

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

Scotland: Grave of ‘Father of Capitalism’ Adam Smith Targeted by BLM-Inspired Slavery Review

The grave of Scottish Enlightenment philosopher Adam Smith has become the latest target of a Black Lives Matter-inspired review of sites supposedly linked to “slavery and colonialism” by Edinburgh Council.

Adam Smith, known as the “father of capitalism” for his seminal works on economic theory, including The Wealth of Nations, has drawn the ire of the Scottish capital’s local government, a coalition between the left-wing Labour Party and the left-separatist Scottish National Party (SNP).

In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests spreading to the United Kingdom after the death of George Floyd in America, the city council launched a review of historical monuments, place names, and other memorials for “removal or re-interpretation” over alleged links to “racism and oppression”.

On Saturday, The Telegraph reported that Smith’s grave in Edinburgh’s Canongate Kirkyard, as well as his statue on the Royal Mile, have been added to the list of sites tied to “historical racial injustice”, despite the fact that the 17th-century Enlightenment thinker expressed opposition to the use of slave labour.

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

Swiss Narrowly Pass Muslim ‘Burqa Ban’

Switzerland voted to ban “full facial coverings” in public places on Sunday. Provisional results showed that the vote in favor of the ban had succeeded with a slim majority of just 51.2%.

The referendum comes after years of debate, following similar bans in other European countries, such as France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Switzerland operates a system of direct democracy that has allowed the vote to go ahead. Any topic can be put to a national vote as long as it gathers 100,000 signatures in the country of 8.6 million people.

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

UK: Farage Quits Politics, Will Use Media to Take Aim at Chinese Communist Influence and ‘Woke Agenda’

Farage, 56, told Christopher Hope he feels he has achieved everything he can in electoral politics, but that he will continue to campaign on issues important to him “through media and social media.”

Specifically, Farage points to the high levels of Chinese Communist involvement in British politics, as well as social justice causes that he calls the “woke agenda.”

You can listen to Farage’s announcement and his discussion with reporter Chris Hope, here:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Farage Quits Electoral Politics — But Battle Against Communist China and Woke Brigade Continues

Nigel Farage announced on Saturday night that he would be stepping away from electoral politics and standing down as the leader of the Reform UK party, but vowed to continue his fights against the increasing influence of Communist China in Britain and the woke agenda sweeping the West.

Just over two months after the United Kingdom’s genuine departure from the European Union, ‘Mr Brexit’ has declared that his fight in electoral politics are over. Former Brexit Party MEP Richard Tice will be taking over as the leader of Reform UK.

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

UK: Police Raid Firepit Party at Student House and Stop an Illegal Rave in Quarry While Group of Four Who Broke COVID Travel Rules Tell Officers They Were Hunting Ghosts

Police shut down a firepit party being held by students in Nottinghamshire this weekend as officers across the country continued to crack down on people breaching coronavirus restrictions.

The firepit party was just one incident to be shut down over the weekend, which also saw a children’s football match being thwarted in Lincolnshire and six people being arrested in Ireland in connection with an anti-lockdown demonstration.

Officers also handed out a number of fines to rule breakers, with four people receiving them after being caught hunting ghosts; two men being fined for going on a ‘test drive’ from Essex to Scotland; and fines totalling £2,400 being handed out to revellers at a quarry party.

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

World Media Silent as German Government to Extend State of Emergency Indefinitely

In sharp contrast to last year’s reports about Hungary’s emergency legislation during the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic, the German government’s proposal to extend the state of emergency indefinitely has been announced without any negative commentary or condemnation from the guardians of global democracy.

The German government, made up of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), the Christian Socialist Union (CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD), has proposed to change the so-called “Infection Protection Act”, and extend the special powers of the German federal government for an unlimited period, which transfers a number of key powers of the parliament to the executive government, and creates a legal basis for the government to suspend a number of fundamental rights enshrined in Germany’s constitution, such as curtailing freedom of assembly.

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

Algeria: Two Christians Get Prison and Heavy Fine for ‘Shaking the Faith’ of Muslims With Christian Literature

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) — A court in Algeria has convicted and sentenced in absentia a pastor and another Christian to two years in prison and a heavy fine, accusing them of “shaking the faith” of Muslims with Christian literature at their bookstore, sources said.

Pastor Rachid Seighir and Nouh Hamimi learned by a written notification slipped under the door of their church building in Oran, a coastal city 268 miles west of Algiers, that they had been sentenced to prison and fined 500,000 Algerian dinars (US$3,745).

The pastor was the manager of the now-closed bookstore, where Hamimi worked as a salesman. The judgment reads that they are condemned for “distributing publications or any other propaganda undermining the faith of a Muslim.”

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

India: ‘Pawri Nahi Ho Rahi Hai’: Delhi Police Joins Meme Fest, Seizes 24 ‘Hukkas’ From Restaurant

Some ‘pawris’ (parties) not only injurious to health, but illegal too’, says Delhi Police after seizing as many as 24 hukkas following a raid at a restaurant-cum-bar in the national capital.

Following a tip-off that a restaurant-cum-bar in west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden has been serving hukkas to its customers, Delhi police raided the place on Sunday. As many as 24 hukkas have been recovered from the place.

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

Chinese Hackers ‘Likely to Have Netted High-Value Espionage Targets’ Using Microsoft Outlook Exploit

Chinese hackers using an exploit in Microsoft’s Outlook email software likely netted “high-value espionage targets,” according to the Wall Street Journal, citing ‘people briefed on the matter.’

The victims — which range from as few as ‘tens of thousands’to ‘higher than 250,000’ Outlook users — appear to primarily be small businesses and state and local governments. One security firm, Mandiant, said in a blog post this week that Exchange Server abuse dates back to January, and that victims also included at least one university and an engineering firm.

The hackers have been exploiting a series of four flaws in Microsoft’s Exchange software to break into email accounts and read messages without authorization, and to install unauthorized software, the company said. Those flaws are known as zero days among cybersecurity professionals because they relied on previously undisclosed software bugs, suggesting a high degree of sophistication by the hackers. —WSJ

“It was being used in a really stealthy manner to not raise any alarm bells,” said cybersecurity expert, Steven Adair, whose firm Volexity Inc. was one of the first to flag Microsoft about the issue.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

African Gangs Cause Chaos in Melbourne as Nine People Are Taken to Hospital With Stab Wounds After Wild Party in a CBD Apartment Turns Violent — With Teenager in a Critical Condition

Police are on the hunt for dozens of African gangsters who caused bloody chaos in the heart of Melbourne overnight.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Bloody Scenes in Melbourne as Up to Six People Are Rushed to Hospital With Stab Wounds After Party in a CBD Apartment Turns Violent — With Teenager in a Critical Condition

Police became aware of the situation at about 2.20am on Monday when a 19-year-old man walked into Southern Cross train station in the CBD with serious stab wounds.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

At Least 20 People Killed and 30 Wounded in Somalia as Islamist Terrorists Detonate Rickshaw Loaded With Explosives Outside a Popular Restaurant in the Capital Mogadishu

At least 20 people were killed and 30 wounded in a suicide bombing outside a restaurant near the port in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu late on Friday, emergency services said.

Somalian police said a three-wheeler rickshaw, fitted to carry a load on the back, had been packed with explosives when it hit the popular Luul Yemeni restaurant at dinner time.

Witnesses and state-owned media said the blast sent plumes of smoke into the sky and triggered gunfire, while at least one building near the restaurant collapsed, with people feared to be trapped in the rubble. The blast occurred at dinner time when the restaurant was full.

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

Australian Ex-Muslim Activist Says She Was Bombarded With Rape and Death Threats and ‘Put Through Hell’ In Tanzania — as She Finally Makes it Home After Terrifying Ordeal

An Australian ex-Muslim activist who was charged with blasphemy in Tanzania claims she received rape and death threats after she was arrested.

Zara Kay, who was born in the African country, was locked up in Dar es Salaam on December 28 for 32 hours where she was allegedly questioned as to why she left Islam.

Two months later on Thursday, Ms Kay finally arrived in Brisbane claiming that she was ‘put through hell’ trying to leave the country.

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

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Claims Responsibility for Execution of Journalist

Galka’yo (PP News Desk) — Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the murder of Jamal Farah Adan in North Galka’yo two days ago.

Calamada, a pro-Al-Shabaab website, published a report with an audio clip on the assassination of the journalist.

The audio clip contains excerpts from past speeches by the late journalist in which he urged north Galka’yo residents to band together to protect each other against Al-Shabaab assassins.

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

AZ Sheriff on Border “Chaos”: Biden “Owns This,” “We Had it Under Control” With Trump

Arizona’s Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels criticized President Joe Biden’s immigration policies and the administration’s handling of issues at the U.S.-Mexico Border.

“When President Biden rescinded the emergency order on the southwest border, it stopped resources, and it stopped construction on our border,” Dannels said.

“As a result of that, one area where the fence is not complete, we get five or six groups a day coming across there. It’s [opened up] the border. It opened up the message that it’s okay to come in this country. This administration owns this decision.”

“[W]e had it under control, this [is] frustrating.”

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

Dems Vote Against Cruz Amendment to Stop $1400 Checks for Illegal Aliens

Senate Democrats unanimously voted (50-49) on Saturday against Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) amendment to the recently passed $1.9 trillion spending bill that would have stopped $1,400 checks from being given to illegal aliens.

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

Exclusive: ‘They Have No Place in Australia’: Foreigners Who Commit Domestic Violence and Forced Marriage Face Being Deported Even if They’re Not Convicted Under Tough New Rules That Kick in Today

Tough-talking new immigration minister Alex Hawke has signed a direction ordering officials to take the offences more seriously when assessing visas.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

France: Muslim Migrant With Eight Previous Convictions Violently Assaults Photojournalist

“Of Algerian nationality, the man suspected of having violently beaten the photographer, Anas Saïd Khebbeb, also aged 21, has been in pre-trial detention since Wednesday, after being indicted for “attempted aggravated murder.” Eight times convicted, he was in an irregular situation on French territory.”

What possible benefit has Anas Saïd Khebbeb brought to France? Why is it incumbent upon France, the rest of Europe, and the U.S. and Canada to bear the burdens of the world’s Anas Saïd Khebbebs? Why can’t France take elementary measures to protect itself without being excoriated as “Islamophobic”?

“L’union photographer attacked in Reims: second suspect released under judicial supervision,” translated from “Photographe de L’union agressé à Reims: le deuxième suspect libéré sous contrôle judiciaire,” by Fabrice Curlier, L’Union, March 6, 2021 (thanks to Mason).

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

Germany: Most Severe ICU Patients With COVID-19 Have a Migration Background

The majority of patients with coronavirus in intensive care units in Germany have a migration background, with the relatively unknown information leaked from a conference call between the head of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Lother Wieler, and other top medical officials and physicians in Germany.

During the phone call, which was originally reported in Germany’s top-selling Bild newspaper, Wieler stated that the massive influx of migrants being treated in ICUs for COVID-19 “is a real problem”.

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

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Comes Out in Favor of ‘Awesome, Incredible, Beautiful and Wonderful’ Trans Children

AOC at her dumbest and most dangerous.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has come out explicitly in favor of transgender children and denigrated Republicans for being concerned about children being abused by child-grooming enthusiasts.

“Trans kids are awesome, incredible, beautiful, and wonderful. Bigotry is not,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet.

“Republicans need to stop obsessing over other people’s gender identity bc frankly it’s very weird and they’re doing a lot of harm to children who are just trying to be themselves,” she added, finishing her inane post with the hashtag #LetThemPlay.

While dullards like Ocasio-Cortez may believe that transgender children are merely expressing themselves, the fact of the matter is that children are being indoctrinated and recruited into a dangerous lifestyle by degenerates.

Big League Politics has reported extensively on how the transgender community is abusing children, with footage from HBO’s Transhood documentary series illustrating the depravity of this movement:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Attention Parents: According to State’s Department of Education, Your Three-Month-Old Baby is a Racist

TUCSON, AZ— If you need further evidence to support radio talk show host Michael Savage’s claim that “liberalism is a mental disorder,” that proof can be found at the Arizona Department of Education.

That agency is forcing its teachers to advocate for racial “equity and diversity” through an “anti-racist” program which…wait for it…teaches that white babies and toddlers are…racist. Yup, little Johnny still wearing his size 0 diapers is a raging racist, according to the so-called “equity and diversity” toolkit, Breitbart News is reporting.

According to Christopher Rufo, a writer and filmmaker, he tweeted:…

You see with liberals, racism is a one-way street…only whites can be racist. In the case of this program in Arizona, it’s targeted directly at white parents.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Murder Victim’s Mother Slams LA County’s Gascon and His Policies

Jessica Corde, whose son’s killer was granted parole, blasts L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón and his policies, saying, ‘I should not have to fight this hard for the justice that has already been given to my son.’

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

RNA Used to Alter DNA, Brain Functions and Behavior

An article titled “m6A RNA modification as a new player in R-loop regulation,” was published in the January 2020 edition of Nature Genetics and widely reported in the scientific community. What we learn from it opens the door for crucially important knowledge in the context of this technology being used for Covid vaccines…

Last minute paper from RNA Biology confirms a scientific reality that can be simplified as: RNA can be used not only as a backdoor to your DNA, but also to your brain, with the potential to make you and your future generations dumb without anyone ever suspecting it. We don’t know if this is being currently done, but we have the tools, the motives and the psychopaths to do it.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UN Expert Warns Counter-Terror Policies Led to ‘Further Stigmatisation’ of Muslims

UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed said Islamophobia has reached ‘epidemic proportions’ across the world.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

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