Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/8/2021

The Quebec government tightened lockdown restrictions on the city of Montreal, including a curfew from 8pm to 5am. Meanwhile, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that mandatory vaccinations are legal.

In other news, more than 130 imams and Islamic scholars in the UK have called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to condemn the showing of blasphemous cartoons in school.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Dean, DV, JD, MM, Reader from Chicago, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Crypto Communities Rally Around LBRY After SEC Complaint is Seen as an Attack on Alt-Tech
» IMF: Brexit Britain to Outgrow Eurozone and Biden’s America by 2022
 
USA
» Alleged Pro-Censorship Meeting Between Biden Associate AG Pick Vanita Gupta and Big Tech Sparks Investigation
» Anti-Maskers Protest Outside Beverly Hills Sephora
» Biden to Nominate Gun Control Activist as ATF Director
» Breaking: BLM Protestors, Including George Floyd’s Nephew, Storm Iowa State Capitol
» Breaking: Tennessee Becomes Constitutional Carry State After Biden Unveils Gun Control Plans
» Breaking: Ron DeSantis Announces Lawsuit Against Biden Admin, CDC, Doubles Down on Vaccine Passport Ban
» CAIR Joins the Censorship Campaign Against Upcoming Game Six Days in Fallujah
» Capitol Protester Ryan Samsel ‘Severely Beaten’ By DC Jail Guards Who Allegedly Told Him They ‘Hate All White People’
» Exclusive: What Wasn’t in Hunter Biden’s Book
» Father of York County Shooting Suspect Says Son Killed 5 Others, Then Himself
» Former President Trump Supports Georgia Voter Integrity Law, Wishes it Went “Further”
» Former Vice President Mike Pence Signs 2-Book Deal
» Google Says Bill Gates is “The Most Powerful Doctor in the World”
» Hate Crime Suspect Took Part in Seattle’s Racial Justice Protests
» In Move Likely to Infuriate Radical Leftists, Joe Manchin Promises to Defend Filibuster in New Op-Ed
» Lin Wood Kept Kyle Rittenhouse in Jail Because He Feared ‘Armageddon’: Report
» MLB Moving All-Star Game Devastating to Local Business, Restaurant Owner Says
» More Than Half of Older Millennials With Student Debt Say Their Loans Weren’t Worth It
» New Security Footage Shows Frederick Shooting Suspect Chasing Victim
» Noah Green Seen Buying Knife Before Driving Car Into Barricade, Killing 1 Capitol Officer and Injuring Another
» Oregon’s Largest Newspaper Admits Defunding Police Was a Terrible Idea as Homicides Skyrocket
» Stephen Breyer Warns Democrats to Think “Long and Hard” About Packing Court
» Suspect in Killing of 5 in York County Was Former NFL Player From Rock Hill, Sources Say
» Texas Governor Greg Abbott Seeks Tax Subsidies for Facebook to Build New Data Center in the State
» The Biden Administration and Washington’s Continuing Rift With the European Allies
» The Divergence Between the Two Americas is Growing Wider.
» Tucker Carlson Blasts United Airlines’ ‘Equity Over Safety’ Policy: “Only Diseased People Think Like This”
» Watch: Viral Video Shows Condescending Racism of White Liberals Talking About Voter ID
 
Canada
» Former Justice Wants the Government to Have a “Takedown Mechanism” To Use on Websites
» GraceLife: RCMP Add More Blockades, Church Members Set Up Tents to Stay Overnight
» Police Threaten Protesters With Jail at Quebec City Anti-Lockdown Protest
» The Latest: Quebec Imposes Earlier Curfew for Montreal
» Video: Diners Chant “Get Out” As Health Officials Try to Shut Down Restaurant
 
Europe and the EU
» Celebrity Chef Who Opened Vegan Restaurant With Pamela Anderson Faces Jail Over French COVID Scandal When Ministers ‘Ate Caviar and Champagne Dinners Despite Lockdown Rules’
» COVID Public Health Policies Are Killing the Elderly, Deliberately PT. I
» European Court of Human Rights Rules That Mandatory Vaccinations Are Legal
» Fearful Britain: Just 8 Per Cent Felt Comfortable Having Physical Contact With Others During Pandemic
» Finland: Police Suspect 46 People of Violating Restrictions at Anti-Restrictions Protest
» Former French Minister Predicts Le Pen Win in 2022 Elections
» France is Building a Museum About the Horrors of Terrorism
» France to Charge 18-Year-Old Woman for Plotting Attack on Church on Easter Weekend
» France: Paris Decries Social Media ‘Smear Campaign’ Highlighting Dirty Streets
» Frederick Forsyth Says Government Has Launched “Campaign of Mass Fear” Against British Public
» French Authorities Tell Airbnb to Automatically Report Lockdown Rule Breakers to Police
» Germany: Church Torched in Muslim Stronghold — Before Fire Started, Witnesses Saw Youths Running Away
» Hungarian Foreign Minister Defends Coach Fired by German Football Team, Questions Freedom of Speech in the EU
» Leaders Call for Calm After Days of Northern Ireland Violence
» Pope Francis Says Global North Owes ‘Ecological Debt’ To Global South
» Rainbow-Colored BLM Statue in Budapest Demolished Within 24 Hours
» Reparations for Poland? Report on Country’s WWII Losses is ‘99% Ready’
» Six Islamic State Women Suspected of War Crimes After Returning to Sweden
» Spain: Antifa Attacks Right Wing Political Rally in Madrid
» UK: Labour Leader Brands Govt Vaccine Passport Plans a ‘Complete Mess’
» UK: Over 130 Imams and Islamic Scholars Urge Johnson to Condemn Showing of ‘Blasphemous’ Cartoons in School
» Why is There a Painting of a Nude Jesus Ministering to Judas in Pope Francis’ Study?
 
North Africa
» Navy Seals Rescue Over a Thousand Trafficked Children and Dead Bodies Out of Shipping Containers in the Suez Canal.
 
Middle East
» Muslim Who Was Aboard ‘Humanitarian’ Anti-Israel Mavi Marmara Flotilla in 2010 Charged With Aiding Jihad Terrorists
 
South Asia
» ICHRRF Calls Serious Attention to High Persecution of Bangladeshi Hindus by Jihadi Extremists
» India: Kerala: Christian Man Attacked by Islamists for Selling Non-Halal Meat, Forcefully Fed Raw Meat, Delivery Truck Burnt Down
 
Far East
» China Boycotts Western Companies Over Uyghurs
» China Promises a “Robust Response” If U.S. Boycotts Beijing Olympics
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Cameroon: Boko Haram Attacks Escalate in Far North
 
Immigration
» Brutal Battle Between African Migrants at Canary Islands Asylum Camp
» Crazy: Nancy Pelosi Says Border Situation Has Improved Under Biden
» French Migrant Deportations at ‘Standstill’ Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
» I Was Never Forgiven for Being Right About Migration Policy Issues, Says Swedish Politician Leaving the Center Party
 
Culture Wars
» Gaslighting: How Leftist Psychopaths Demonize and Demoralize Their Opposition
» Twitch Plays Internet Police, Will Ban Users’ Accounts for Their Behavior Off the Platform
» What Happened When They Checked What Was on the Swab in the ‘COVID’ Test
» Within 4 Days of the Corona Vax Being Busted, They Now Claim Corona Makes Many People Nuts
» YouTube CEO Calls for Global Coalitions to Address Content That’s “Legal But Could be Harmful”
» YouTube CEO: It’s Easy to “Make Up Content and Post it From Your Basement” So We Boost “Authoritative Sources”
 
General
» AP Wording Suggests Vehicle Killed Capitol Police Veteran, Not Murderer Behind the Wheel
 

Crypto Communities Rally Around LBRY After SEC Complaint is Seen as an Attack on Alt-Tech

LBRY’s petition calling on the SEC to drop its lawsuit and “establish clear standards for the cryptocurrency industry” instead surpassed 15,000 signatures. The blockchain technology company thanked the crypto community for “outpouring support.”

LBRY is a network based on blockchain technology that enables creators to publish digital content, with consumers having the option of supporting creators using LBRY Credits. The content can include audio, video, documents, and other types of files.

The network hosts more than 20 million users globally.

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) launched a complaint over LBRY Credits. The SEC wants LBRY Credits, which are used by millions of people, to be classified as securities. The move would affect many crypto assets, making it illegal to transact or exchange them.

“The Securities and Exchange Commission is attempting to make virtually ALL cryptocurrencies in the United States illegal to freely transact and exchange,” the petition states.

The petition also points out that “big banks crashed the economy in 2008 with almost no punishment” and “big tech exploits and abuses us freely.” Yet the SEC “goes after blockchain and cryptocurrency, which is one of the best hopes the people have to take back control.”

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

IMF: Brexit Britain to Outgrow Eurozone and Biden’s America by 2022

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that Brexit Britain will grow faster than the Eurozone as well as the United States by next year, despite having one of the steepest contractions of any major Western nation during the Chinese coronavirus crisis.

The IMF’s April 2021 World Economic Outlook edition said that the UK is projected to grow by 5.3 per cent this year and 5.1 per cent in 2022, revising earlier projections up by 0.8 per cent. The Eurozone, by contrast, is merely expected to grow by 4.4 per cent this year and 3.8 per cent next year.

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

Alleged Pro-Censorship Meeting Between Biden Associate AG Pick Vanita Gupta and Big Tech Sparks Investigation

The Attorney General of Indiana, Todd Rokita, has now begun probing five Big Tech companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, and Twitter to establish if they have “harmed Indiana consumers through business practices that are abusive, deceptive and/or unfair.”

The Attorney General said that he was concerned with censorship of speech that may have been triggered by the alleged meetings of Joe Biden’s nominee Vanita Gupta with Big Tech companies.

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

Anti-Maskers Protest Outside Beverly Hills Sephora

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — About 10 maskless protesters are marching in front of the Sephora in downtown Beverly Hills, according to eyewitness accounts.

Footage uploaded to Twitter by journalist Emily Holshouser shows protesters gathered in front of the department store, located at the intersection of N. Beverly Drive and Dayton Way, chanting “No More Masks!” while holding orange pieces of paper that say “Boycott Sephora” “Sephora Supports Communism,” and “Question COVID Lies.”

One protester shouted, “Sephora is agent of Chinese government.”

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

Biden to Nominate Gun Control Activist as ATF Director

Joe Biden is set to nominate an open gun control advocate as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Biden will tap David Chipman, an adviser at the gun control group Giffords and former member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, to head the ATF, a Justice Department agency.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: BLM Protestors, Including George Floyd’s Nephew, Storm Iowa State Capitol

BLM protestors, including the nephew of George Floyd, have invaded the Iowa State Capitol, clashing with state troopers when they tried to arrest one woman.

BLM supporters gathered outside the Iowa Capitol on Thursday morning as part of a “Kill the Racist Bills” protest, organised by the “Advocates for Social Justice” group. The bills in question include an anti-defunding the police bill, a bill that allows citizens to legally push through protestors blocking the road with vehicles, and another bill that would ban any diversity and inclusion training in schools, universities, and Iowa government agencies. On the Facebook page for the event, the legislation was described as “racist and dangerous.”

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

Breaking: Tennessee Becomes Constitutional Carry State After Biden Unveils Gun Control Plans

Tennessee governor Bill Lee signed into effect a bill passed by the Tennessee legislation on Monday that enables statewide Constitutional Carry, or the concealed carry of handguns without a permit. The move comes within a few hours of President Joe Biden’s announcement of a series of far-left gun control measures.

“Constitutional carry ensures a barrier-free commitment to Second Amendment rights and is core to a strong public safety agenda,” said Gov. Lee. “Tennessee finally joins 19 other states in siding with law-abiding, responsible gun owners and I commend both the NRA and members of the General Assembly for making it happen.”

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

Breaking: Ron DeSantis Announces Lawsuit Against Biden Admin, CDC, Doubles Down on Vaccine Passport Ban

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who polled second in the 2021 CPAC presidential preference straw poll, announced a lawsuit against the federal government and the Centers for Disease Control over their ban of cruise lines, something DeSantis says has devastated the Florida economy despite little science suggesting stopping cruises slows the spread of COVID-19.

Announcing his lawsuit against the federal government and the CDC, DeSantis said, “The federal government and the CDC has locked down this industry for over a year. This is not reasonable, this is not rational, and guess what? If they say that cruising is not safe, even with widespread vaccine availability, all the testing you want, they have now antibody treatments that have been very effective, they have all these different things, it’s a much different situation than a year ago.” He added, “Guess what? People are still going to go on cruises.”

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

CAIR Joins the Censorship Campaign Against Upcoming Game Six Days in Fallujah

Now that advocacy groups and “journalists” know that they can cause enough of a scene to pressure tech companies to comply with their censorship demands, they’re taking every opportunity possible to wield their power — most often in bad faith.

The censorship campaign about upcoming game Six Days in Fallujah is the latest attack and it has just stepped up its game by entertaining the perspective of the controversial organization, CAIR.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy group, that was most recently in the news for calling on President Biden to defund the Department of Homeland Security’s counter terrorism program, is now calling for the censorship of Highwire Games’ Six Days in Fallujah.

CAIR has called on Sony’s Playstation, Microsoft’s Xbox, and Valve’s Steam not to host the upcoming game. According to the group, the game promotes Islamophobia and normalizes violence against Muslims.

[Comment: I might try the game.]

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

Capitol Protester Ryan Samsel ‘Severely Beaten’ By DC Jail Guards Who Allegedly Told Him They ‘Hate All White People’

January 6th Capitol protester Ryan Samsel was “severely beaten” by DC correctional officers and is now “blind in one eye” and “has a skull fracture” and a “detached retina,” according to his attorney.

Samsel was also allegedly subjected to vicious racial abuse by “minority” officers, one of which told him, “I hate all white people and your honky religion.”

Samsel’s story is just one of many detailing vicious torture and abuse being meted out to Capitol protesters who have been detained in some cases for nearly three months.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive: What Wasn’t in Hunter Biden’s Book

How he got unauthorized Secret Service protection, begged Joe to run for WH to salvage his own reputation and made porn films with prostitutes. Forensic experts prove laptop IS President’s son’s

Hunter Biden’s ‘tell-all’ autobiography promised the unvarnished story of his struggles with drugs, family turmoil and his controversial love life.

But there were many shocking details of his debauched life that the president’s son chose not to share with readers, including details of his fragile relationship with his father.

Now DailyMail.com can reveal the secrets Hunter chose not to divulge, exposed in the contents of his abandoned laptop and verified by top forensics experts.

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

Father of York County Shooting Suspect Says Son Killed 5 Others, Then Himself

The father of Phillip Adams, a former football star at South Carolina State, said his son shot and killed 5 including an ER doctor, his wife and their 2 grandkids.

YORK COUNTY, S.C. — The father of a former NFL player who is the suspect in a shooting that left prominent Rock Hill Dr. Robert Lesslie and four other people dead said his son took his own life after shooting six people in York County, South Carolina, Wednesday.

Alonzo Adams, the father of Phillip Adams, a former NFL player and college football star at South Carolina State, said his son shot six people, killing five, before taking his own life.

“I can say he’s a good kid,” Alonzo Adams said. “I think the football messed him up.”

Detectives in York County have not released any suspect information at this time, but Trent Faris, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, said early Thursday there was no additional threat to the community. The York County Coroner’s Office confirmed Phillip Adams was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his father’s home after a standoff with police.

“The person we believe is responsible, we have found the person we believe is responsible,” Faris said. “We are with them at this time. That’s all I can say about the suspect.”

According to the York County Sheriff’s Office, 70-year-old Dr. Robert Lesslie and his wife, 69-year-old Barbara Lesslie, both with apparent gunshot wounds. Their grandchildren, ages 9 and 5, were also killed. A fifth person, identified as 38-year-old James Lewis, who was working at the home at the time, was shot and killed. A sixth person was seriously injured and is in the hospital.

“I don’t think he ever did anybody any harm,” Alonzo Adams said, before saying he knew the family. “All I can say is we pray for the family. He used to be my doctor a long time ago. I know they were good folks down there. We’re gonna keep them in our prayers.”…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Former President Trump Supports Georgia Voter Integrity Law, Wishes it Went “Further”

Former President Donald Trump has weighed in on the Georgia voter law, writing Tuesday that it was “too bad” that the legislation “didn’t go further.”

“Too bad the desperately needed election reforms in Georgia didn’t go further, as their originally approved Bill did, but the Governor and Lt. Governor would not go for it,” the former president said in his statement.

[Comment: I agree that the legislation should have went further. Mail-in ballots should only be allowed to those with physical disability. The disability to be proven by a doctor’s note.]

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

Former Vice President Mike Pence Signs 2-Book Deal

In a strategic move to become vocal and visible ahead of a possible 2024 presidential race, former Vice President Mike Pence has signed a two-book deal.

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

Google Says Bill Gates is “The Most Powerful Doctor in the World”

A search for “who is the most powerful doctor in the world?” on Google provides the answer as Bill Gates.

The finding is doing the rounds on social media.

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

Hate Crime Suspect Took Part in Seattle’s Racial Justice Protests

SEATTLE (KOMO) — A Black Lives Matter protester who spent time at CHOP is now charged with hate crimes against Asian-American women.

Prominent activists and organizers in the BLM movement told KOMO News they remember Christopher Hamner, but not for his contributions. One remembers his “creepy stares,” and another said his actions seemed “to come out of left field.”

Seattle police arrested Hamner last month for two separate incidents of alleged anti-Asian hate attacks. Pamela Cole said Hamner threatened her and her young children when they tried to drive past him.

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

In Move Likely to Infuriate Radical Leftists, Joe Manchin Promises to Defend Filibuster in New Op-Ed

In an op-ed written in the Washington Post on Wednesday, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has promised to preserve the filibuster as it currently stands.

“I have said it before and will say it again to remove any shred of doubt: There is no circumstance in which I will vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster,” Manchin wrote Wednesday night. By making this promise, Manchin, a conservative Democrat, has dashed hopes for even minor filibuster reform, something he had previously signaled he was open to on NBC’s Meet the Press last month.

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

Lin Wood Kept Kyle Rittenhouse in Jail Because He Feared ‘Armageddon’: Report

The mother of Kenosha shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse claims attorney Lin Wood kept him in jail for months in order to protect him from what he feared would be a post-election breakdown of society.

Wendy Rittenhouse, whose 18-year-old son is charged with two counts of murder in connection to the shootings at a Black Lives Matter protest in August 2020, claimed Wood thought he would be safer at an Illinois youth facility because “Armageddon” was approaching.

Speaking to the Law & Crime podcast Objections: With Adam Klasfeld, Wendy Rittenhouse called for an audit into the money Wood raised for the suspect via his FightBack Foundation. She also claimed Wood and fellow attorney John Pierce used Kyle Rittenhouse’s image “for their own political s***.”

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

MLB Moving All-Star Game Devastating to Local Business, Restaurant Owner Says

A number of restaurant operators and small business owners have started speaking out about the significant loss of revenue they are facing due to the “Jim Crow 2.0” narrative pushed by former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in Georgia.

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

More Than Half of Older Millennials With Student Debt Say Their Loans Weren’t Worth It

As millennials begin to turn 40 in 2021, CNBC Make It has launched Middle-Aged Millennials, a series exploring how the oldest members of this generation have grown into adulthood amid the backdrop of the Great Recession and the Covid-19 pandemic, student loans, stagnant wages and rising costs of living.

Older millennials entered adulthood around the time of the 2008 financial crisis, which was followed by higher education funding cuts, rising college costs and slow wage growth. The result: Millennials became the student debt generation.

Even as the oldest millennials turn 40 this year and approach middle age, student debt continues to follow them.

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

New Security Footage Shows Frederick Shooting Suspect Chasing Victim

FREDERICK, Md. — New security footage from inside a business in the Frederick office park where a Navy medic allegedly shot two people shows the suspect chasing one of the victims before fleeing to nearby Fort Detrick where security shot and killed him Tuesday.

Previous security video from inside the same business, Nicolock Paving Stones, shows one of the victims running inside for help. The new footage from other Nicolock security cameras purportedly shows the victim running from the suspect who is following them.

Staff members at Nicolock say they quickly locked the doors and contacted authorities when the victim ran in, covered in blood, telling them there was an active shooter…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Noah Green Seen Buying Knife Before Driving Car Into Barricade, Killing 1 Capitol Officer and Injuring Another

Officers did find a knife at the scene, but they have not confirmed if it is the same knife that the suspect purchased in the video.

Law enforcement is still trying to piece together the motives behind Noah Green’s assault on the Capitol on April 2, and now new details are emerging about that day.

Surveillance videos reveal that Green purchased a carving knife before the incident. The $300 knife was purchased from a store called District Cutlery, which is located less than two miles from the Capitol Building.

In the footage, Noah Green is wearing a white sweatshirt and a blue surgical mask.

Authorities allege that Green drove his car into a security barricade at the U.S. Capitol. He then jumped out of the vehicle “with a knife in hand.” He was killed by Capitol police…

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Oregon’s Largest Newspaper Admits Defunding Police Was a Terrible Idea as Homicides Skyrocket

Oregon’s largest newspaper, The Oregonian, has published a mea culpa over their previous endorsement of defunding the police, after 266 shootings and 25 homicides in the first quarter of 2021. In fact, in a Monday article from the paper’s editorial board, they heaped praise on the city’s gun violence reduction team and defended the mayor’s recent proposal to restart the ‘canceled’ unit after a spate of violence ensued.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Stephen Breyer Warns Democrats to Think “Long and Hard” About Packing Court

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer warned Democrats to think “long and hard” about packing the Supreme Court.

During a speech to students and faculty at Harvard Law School on Tuesday, Breyer said that he encourages “to make those whose initial instincts may favor important structural (or other similar institutional) changes, such as forms of ‘court-packing,’ think long and hard before embodying those changes in law.”

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

Suspect in Killing of 5 in York County Was Former NFL Player From Rock Hill, Sources Say

The suspect who shot six people in York County Wednesday, killing five before later killing himself, has been identified as former NFL player Phillip Adams, the York County Coroner and sources told The Herald.

Adams, 32, played for the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets in a six-year career that began in 2010. He was drafted in the seventh round in 2010 by the 49ers.

Sources told The Herald that Adams was found by police in his family’s home, down the street from the shooting site. After police surrounded the home, Adams is believed to have shot himself, said Sabrina Gast, York County Coroner.

Law enforcement sources said Adams’ mother was inside the family home during part of a standoff with police. Adams’ mother was safely removed from the home by police before Adams was found dead, sources told The Herald…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Seeks Tax Subsidies for Facebook to Build New Data Center in the State

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is an outspoken critic of Facebook for its censorship. However, a new report revealed that the governor’s office has been silently negotiating with the company regarding a new data center in the state.

Last month, while unveiling a new state legislation that would make it illegal for social media companies to censor content based on viewpoint, the governor singled out Facebook, saying its actions were “un-American and un-Texan.”

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

The Biden Administration and Washington’s Continuing Rift With the European Allies

by Ted Galen Carpenter

President Joe Biden and his advisers repeatedly emphasize that a top priority of the new administration is to restore America’s international leadership and repair the transatlantic relationship that former-President Donald Trump weakened with his emphasis on an “America First” foreign policy.

However, three noticeable areas of disagreement are already creating obstacles to a rapprochement between the United States and its European partners: the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, policy toward Iran, and policy toward China.

The Biden administration inherited an already contentious situation regarding Nord Stream 2. U.S. leaders exhibited unrelenting hostility to the pipeline from the moment construction began in 2011. The Obama and Trump administrations argued that the pipeline, running under the Baltic Sea to link Russia and Germany, would deepen the dependence of Germany and other democratic European nations on Russian energy supplies. That enhanced dependence, U.S. officials argued, would give Moscow geopolitical leverage to a dangerous extent over its western neighbors. Despite strenuous European objections, the U.S. Congress in 2019 and 2020 even authorized the imposition of sanctions in an effort to halt construction.

Rather than backing away from such a confrontational policy, Biden and his foreign policy team seem determined to escalate matters. On March 18, Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a statement demanding that firms involved in the pipeline project immediately cease work. “As multiple U.S. administrations have made clear,” Blinken stated, “this pipeline is a Russian geopolitical project intended to divide Europe and weaken European energy security.” The following week, he explicitly warned German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas that sanctions against his country’s firms were a real possibility if construction of the nearly complete pipeline continued.

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           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]
 

The Divergence Between the Two Americas is Growing Wider.

Remember Joe Biden’s promise that if we just followed the voodoo for a few more months, we might be able to gather in small groups by July 4?

Here’s a scene from Texas yesterday:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Tucker Carlson Blasts United Airlines’ ‘Equity Over Safety’ Policy: “Only Diseased People Think Like This”

Following an announcement by united Airlines that the company will focus on hiring ethnically ‘diverse’ pilots, Tucker Carlson warned that the company is prioritising woke policies over safety.

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

Watch: Viral Video Shows Condescending Racism of White Liberals Talking About Voter ID

A viral video from the @politicsjames TikTok account shows a montage of young, white, apparent liberals explaining their opposition to voter ID laws like the one just passed in Georgia.

number of the white responders agree that expecting voters to show ID is a way to “perpetuate racism.” A white man who appears to be a college student suggests that black people are “less likely to have state IDs,” while another says “these type of people don’t live in areas with easy access to DMVs.”

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

Former Justice Wants the Government to Have a “Takedown Mechanism” To Use on Websites

A former Chief Justice in Canada called on the government to take action against websites with “harmful language.” She previously helped author a report asking the parliament to protect people against online abuse and faces accusations of calling for censorship.

In a recent podcast, Beverley McLachlin, who served as Canada’s 17th Chief Justice, from 2000 to 2017, said that the government should have a “takedown mechanism.”

“We also need other mechanisms,” she added. “We need a place where people can raise complaints.”

However, McLachlin did not go into specifics as to what she considers “harmful language.” She also did not give examples of what websites use harmful language. But she did assert that such websites are “hurting our democracy.”

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

GraceLife: RCMP Add More Blockades, Church Members Set Up Tents to Stay Overnight

GraceLife Church near Edmonton, Alberta is under increased militarization, according to Rebel News reporter Sheila Gunn Reid, who is live at the scene.

In a livestream, Sheila showed firsthand the ongoing situation at the church:

  • There is an increased militarization of the church facility, including more blockades and more fencing
  • Several people have set up campers and tents and spent last night here alongside the RCMP
  • The police have blocked off some of the range roads
  • Police have installed new restricted parking signs and limited street parking to only one side, which limits the number of people who can visit

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

Police Threaten Protesters With Jail at Quebec City Anti-Lockdown Protest

On Easter Monday at the Quebec City lockdown rally, police periodically ambushed protesters to ensure mask compliance.

Some were warned, some were detained. Police even gave me a fine, and when they realized I was not afraid of tickets, they threatened to take me to the police station until the end of the protest. All for not wearing a mask.

Restaurants were hopeful to get some business, but their hopes were destroyed when the province ordered them to shut down within 24 hours, causing them to have to sell off their inventory below market price.

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

The Latest: Quebec Imposes Earlier Curfew for Montreal

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is imposing an earlier curfew for Montreal and the suburb of Laval as it tightens COVID-19 restrictions for the second time in three days because of a third surge of coronavirus infections fueled by more contagious virus variants.

Premier Francois Legault announced that beginning Sunday, people in Montreal and Laval will have to remain at home from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. or face fines of more than $1,000 Canadian (US$800).

Last week, Legault placed Quebec City, Levis and Gatineau under the earlier curfew, advancing it from the previous 9:30 p.m. start. The government also closed schools and non-essential businesses in those three cities for at least 10 days, and Legault announced Thursday that those measures would be prolonged until April 18.

On Tuesday, Legault announced that gyms in COVID-19 red zones, including Montreal, had to close effective Thursday and places of worship had to limit attendance to 25 people.

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Video: Diners Chant “Get Out” As Health Officials Try to Shut Down Restaurant

A video out of Vancouver shows diners chanting “get out!” as health officials try to shut down a restaurant that opened in violation of COVID-19 lockdown laws.

The clip shows a pair of health officials talking to Corduroy Restaurant owner Rebecca Matthews as she tells the bureaucrats they are trespassing before asking them to leave.

At first, the health officials refuse to leave but their behavior soon changes when the rest of the diners begin to chant “get out!”

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Celebrity Chef Who Opened Vegan Restaurant With Pamela Anderson Faces Jail Over French COVID Scandal When Ministers ‘Ate Caviar and Champagne Dinners Despite Lockdown Rules’

A celebrity chef who opened a vegan restaurant with Pamela Anderson before it collapsed into debt was facing jail in France last night over a ‘secret meals’ scandal.

The Paris home of Christopher Leroy, 57, was raided by officers who suspect he was cooking £400-plus dinners for selected VIPs including senior politicians during the capital city’s strict coronavirus lockdown.

It was part of a criminal investigation opened by prosecutors in the city for ‘endangering the lives of others — a charge which can be punishable by up to a year in prison, and a fine equivalent to around £12,500.

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COVID Public Health Policies Are Killing the Elderly, Deliberately PT. I

The pandemic has exposed underlying, inhumane, Eugenics-driven public health policies. The shocking evidence is that those public health policies were implemented in the most developed, economically wealthy countries. Those with the highest standard of living denied medical treatment for elderly nursing home residents, essentially condemning them to death.

Half of all European COVID-19-related deaths have occurred among residents in nursing homes: A report by the London School of Economics found that in Italy, France, Ireland, Spain and Belgium between 42 percent and 57 percent of deaths from the virus have taken place in nursing homes. In Italy, people call it the “silent massacre.”

In the UK, more than 20,000 residents of care homes died from Covid-19 during the first wave of the pandemic. The decision to discharge thousands of hospital patients into care homes in the spring, in order to free up hospital beds and protect the National Health Service, was likely to blame. Some MPs accused the Government of throwing care homes ‘to the wolves’.

[Comment: Notice how western countries co-ordinated the dumping of covid patients in nursing homes. This was organized mass murder — as in ancient days when a dead infected body was thrown over the wall of the castle under seige. ]

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European Court of Human Rights Rules That Mandatory Vaccinations Are Legal

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that mandatory vaccinations are legal in a significant judgment that could have a big impact on the rollout of the COVID-19 jab.

The ruling was in response to a complaint from a group of Czech families who had been fined and had their children denied nursery care over their refusal to let their kids take mandatory vaccinations against against nine diseases including diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and measles.

The parents argued that the law was in violation of of Article 8 on the right to respect for private life, but the court disagreed and said that the compulsory jabs were in the “best interests” of children to ensure “every child is protected against serious diseases, through vaccination or by virtue of herd immunity.”

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Fearful Britain: Just 8 Per Cent Felt Comfortable Having Physical Contact With Others During Pandemic

Fewer than one in ten Britons said they felt comfortable having physical contact with others when the occasion arose during the pandemic.

YouGov asked 4,085 adults in Britain on Wednesday whether they had had “physical contact (e.g. a hug or handshake) with someone in the last year out of politeness, despite not wanting to because of Covid”, with more than one-in-five (21 per cent) saying they had touched another person, despite not wanting to.

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Finland: Police Suspect 46 People of Violating Restrictions at Anti-Restrictions Protest

Helsinki Police suspect 46 people of violating restrictions on public gatherings during a demonstration against coronavirus restrictions held in the capital on 20 March.

At the time, police estimated that about 300 protesters were in attendance.

The organisers of the protest did not follow the plan agreed with police in advance, a police statement said. Protesters also ignored police orders that participants should gather in groups of no more than six, instead of as a unified group.

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Former French Minister Predicts Le Pen Win in 2022 Elections

Former French minister Arnaud Montebourg has claimed that populist party leader Marine Le Pen could win next year’s presidential elections.

Montebourg, who served as minister of industrial renewal under former President François Hollande from 2012 to 2014, stated that President Emmanuel Macron is “hated because he is arrogant” and added that Macron’s actions would lead to a victory for Ms Le Pen.

[Comment: Marine Le Pen is left-of-center on some issues. But some of our allies say that the National Question is the only issue that matters.]

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France is Building a Museum About the Horrors of Terrorism

In the past ten years, terrorist attacks in France have claimed nearly 300 lives and about a 1,000 more injured, with the vast majority of these attacks coming at the hands of Islamic extremists. The country most affected by Islamist extremism in Europe wants to deal with the trauma by building a new museum.

France has experienced 50 terrorist attacks in the last ten years, with the massacres at concerts, seaside promenades, or Christmas markets, leaving the country deeply shaken.

A new museum of the horrors of terrorism is designed to heal the wounds, but opponents of French President Emmanuel Macron said a museum is not what the country really needs, but instead effective border control, a reduction in immigration, deportation, and a focus on battling extremism.

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France to Charge 18-Year-Old Woman for Plotting Attack on Church on Easter Weekend

The French anti-terror prosecutors on April 8 said that they would seek charges against an 18-year-old woman accused of plotting a jihadist attack on a church over the Easter weekend. According to the Associated Press, the woman, identified as LB, was arrested over the weekend at her home in Beziers. She was arrested as part of an anti-terrorist investigation into a suspected attack plot targeting the city of Montpellier.

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France: Paris Decries Social Media ‘Smear Campaign’ Highlighting Dirty Streets

Paris’s city government has criticised a “smear campaign” after a hashtag spread among French social media users showed pictures of the capital with garbage piled up on the streets.

The hashtag “#saccageparis” which translates to “trashed Paris”, was denounced by the French capital’s local government as Twitter users posted pictures of the city showing rubbish covering streets and other areas.

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Frederick Forsyth Says Government Has Launched “Campaign of Mass Fear” Against British Public

Iconic author Frederick Forsyth has accused the UK government of waging a “campaign of mass fear” against the British public by using psychological methods to ensure compliance with lockdown that resemble those used against East Berliners in the 1960’s.

Forsyth was responding to an article published in the Telegraph which exposed the “covert tactics” being used by the British government to frighten the public into complying with COVID regulations.

The article quoted a retired NHS consultant clinical psychologist who warned that there was “growing concern within my field about using fear and shame as a driver of behaviour change.”

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French Authorities Tell Airbnb to Automatically Report Lockdown Rule Breakers to Police

The French government wants rental platforms such as Airbnb to do more to ensure tenants follow COVID-19 lockdown measures. This news came shortly after police officers discovered a clandestine gathering, in a property rented via Airbnb, that was in violation of the country’s strict COVID-19 rules.

Authorities want Airbnb to report to police and get tech platforms involved in their strict enforcement.

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Germany: Church Torched in Muslim Stronghold — Before Fire Started, Witnesses Saw Youths Running Away

According to Medforth, the church is in a “Muslim stronghold,” Gelsenkirchen. Could this be arson by Muslims who believe that saying that Jesus is divine and died on the cross is an insult to Allah? There certainly are many recent incidents worldwide of Muslims torching churches. And in Europe:

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Hungarian Foreign Minister Defends Coach Fired by German Football Team, Questions Freedom of Speech in the EU

Following the sacking of a Hungarian football coach by his German club, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjartó asked European Commissioner for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova whether she will do anything in what Szijjartó has labeled a blatantly unjust case.

As Remix News reported on Wednesday, German football club Hertha BSC fired its Hungarian goalkeeper coach Zsolt Petry with immediate effect for his comments not conforming to the club’s policy of diversity and tolerance. Earlier, in an interview with daily Magyar Nemzet, Petry spoke up against fellow footballer Péter Gulacsi’s Facebook post supporting same-sex marriage.

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Leaders Call for Calm After Days of Northern Ireland Violence

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Crowds from Protestant and Catholic communities hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and each other overnight in Belfast, as a week of street violence escalated. Police and politicians tried Thursday to calm the volatile situation in Northern Ireland, where Britain’s exit from the European Union has unsettled an uneasy political balance.

The focus of the violence, some of it committed by youths in their early teens, was a concrete “peace wall” in west Belfast that separates a British loyalist Protestant neighborhood from an Irish nationalist Catholic area. The two sides clashed across the wall, while nearby a city bus was hijacked and set on fire.

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Pope Francis Says Global North Owes ‘Ecological Debt’ To Global South

ROME — Pope Francis told financiers Thursday they must help calculate the “ecological debt” the global north owes to the global south.

We cannot overlook “the ‘ecological debt’ that exists especially between the global north and south,” the pontiff said in a letter to participants in a meeting of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund.

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Rainbow-Colored BLM Statue in Budapest Demolished Within 24 Hours

The monument was a re-creation of the Statue of Liberty with the words ‘Black Lives Matter’ inscribed on the tablet.

The statue was meant to remain in place for two weeks until April 14 but was immediately targeted after it was unveiled in Budapest’s ninth district.

Pro-family activists described the monument as an “anti-European, anti-white, anti-heterosexual, and anti-Christian symbol,” and within 24 hours it was attacked three separate times, doused with paint and finally torn down.

Police later arrested members of the Legion Hungaria organization for their role in defacing the monument.

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Reparations for Poland? Report on Country’s WWII Losses is ‘99% Ready’

The subject of war reparations has returned in recent days due to the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Greece and Yugoslavia. Just prior to the anniversary, the Greek government has called for negotiations concerning war reparations. The Greek foreign ministry believes that the topic of reparations is still wide open, reported the German press agency DPA.

For the last few years, there has also been serious discussion around war reparations in Poland. PiS MP Arkadiusz Mularczyk had been the head of the parliamentary team for reparations in the last term of parliament and prepared a report on Poland’s war losses. In an interview for the Polish Press Agency (PAP), Mularczyk emphasized that there is national consensus in Greece surrounding the issue of demanding war reparations from Germany and all political forces are in agreement on the matter.

He reminded that Greece had created a team a few years ago which also prepared a report on war losses. It estimated the losses at around €300 billion. Unofficial estimates of the Polish losses are about three times higher. Greeks also prepared a special parliament resolution on reparations and sent a notice to the German government.

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Six Islamic State Women Suspected of War Crimes After Returning to Sweden

Six female Islamic State members who have returned to Sweden in the past year after being held in prison camps in Syria are suspected of participating in war crimes.

The six women, all members of Islamic State who came back to Sweden in the last year after leaving to join the terror group in the Middle East, are under investigation for potential participation in war crimes, according to Prosecutor Reena Devgun.

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Spain: Antifa Attacks Right Wing Political Rally in Madrid

A campaign rally held by the nationalist-populist VOX party in Madrid came under siege from Antifa militants who hurled projectiles and attacked police on Wednesday.

The right-wing faction, led by Santiago Abascal, has risen to national prominence on a platform opposing mass migration and socialist-globalists currently in power under Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

On Wednesday, VOX officials and supporters gathered in Vallecas, a notoriously left-wing barrio of Madrid, to campaign ahead of key local elections in May.

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UK: Labour Leader Brands Govt Vaccine Passport Plans a ‘Complete Mess’

Labour leader Keir Starmer has branded the Conservative government’s current discussion on immunity passports a “complete mess”, amidst reports the main opposition party may break from the government and vote against the measures.

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove is undertaking a review on vaccine passports, which Prime Minister Boris Johnson refers to as “covid status certification”, with the findings expected in June. Such documentation may be held on a mobile phone app, recording natural immunity after recovering from the Chinese virus, vaccination, or a recent negative lateral flow test.

[Comment: The saying about a broken clock comes to mind.]

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UK: Over 130 Imams and Islamic Scholars Urge Johnson to Condemn Showing of ‘Blasphemous’ Cartoons in School

This is absurd beyond belief, yet indicative of the level of anti-British ideology that circulates among these Muslim leaders in Britain. It is also alarming that these leaders are brazen enough to operate within the UK as if they were in Sharia-adherent Pakistan, with its infamous blasphemy laws.

These scholars need to be monitored carefully by authorities. One could only imagine what they are preaching in their mosques.

Read more HERE about the uproar over and torment experienced by the teacher who exercised his right to offend, which is not hatred by any stretch of the normal imagination.

Even the Archbishop of Canterbury can see the danger to Britain from Sharia blasphemy laws. Justin Welby recently reminded Britons: “In this country, we have to hold on to freedom of speech.”

“130 imams and scholars urge PM to condemn Batley school teacher,” 5 Pillars, April 2, 2021.

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Why is There a Painting of a Nude Jesus Ministering to Judas in Pope Francis’ Study?

According to the Vatican’s own newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis has placed a painting of a resurrected nude Jesus ministering to Judas, Christ’s own betrayer, behind the Pope’s desk in his personal study in the Vatican.

The Vatican newspaper dedicated the first three pages of its Holy Thursday edition to Judas and called into question, as Pope Francis has done, Judas’ damnation. Although Pope Francis has, several times already, suggested that Judas is not in hell, that notion directly conflicts with statements of previous popes and Our Lord Himself, who said of Judas it would be better for him that he had not been born.

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Navy Seals Rescue Over a Thousand Trafficked Children and Dead Bodies Out of Shipping Containers in the Suez Canal.

In an article titled, “Trafficked Children, Bodies, Weapons Found on Evergreen Ship Blocking Suez Canal”, by Judy Byington, 4-2-2021— it states that over a thousand trafficked children and dead bodies have been rescued out of shipping containers in the Suez Canal by US Navy Seals.

“Sources say that as of this writing, children were still being rescued and bodies discovered in Evergreen’s 18,000+ containers. The containers were on an Evergreen Corporation ship that blocked the Canal from Tues. 23 March to Mon 29 March, causing billions in lost revenue to shipping companies internationally.

“The Seals also found Weapons of Mass Destruction on the six story high vessel — which were believed destined to start a war in the Middle East.

“Finally by Tues. the Evergreen cargo ship was loosened and taken to Bitter Lake in Egypt. By order of the Egyptian President, the containers were taken off the ship and searched by US Navy Seals.

“Many other ships that were blocked in the Suez Canal last week were also discovered to be carrying weapons — believed to be used to start a war in the Middle-East. Why? The weapons were going to be given to the Muslims by the Israel Mossad.

“Human traffickers were being arrested and cartels busted — losing critical income for their owners worldwide. The Deep State Operation was said to have lost 400 million $ an hour while the ships were stuck for a week — that would pale in comparison to what those children were undergoing.

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Muslim Who Was Aboard ‘Humanitarian’ Anti-Israel Mavi Marmara Flotilla in 2010 Charged With Aiding Jihad Terrorists

No surprise here, except to the terminally blinkered. The people on the “humanitarian” Mavi Marmara flotilla were genocidal Jew-hating jihadis, as you can see in the above video: they were chanting a jihad war cry recalling Muhammad’s massacre of the Jews of Arabia: “Khybar, Khybar, O Jews, the army of Muhammad will return.” See the photos here of their weapons. But the Turks recast these jihadis as victims of supposedly unwarranted Israeli aggression, and even prevailed upon Obama to pressure the Israelis to apologize, which they never should have done. Only now is the full truth coming out.

“Australian on Mavi Marmara charged with aiding Syrian terrorist,” by Benjamin Weinthal, Jerusalem Post, April 4, 2021.

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ICHRRF Calls Serious Attention to High Persecution of Bangladeshi Hindus by Jihadi Extremists

Save Bangladesh’s Minority Hindus, Buddhists and Christians from the attacks of Islamist organizations: ICHRRF

Savitri Thomas | HENB | Washington | April 7, 2021:: International Commission for Human Rights and Religious freedom (ICHRRF), a US based non-profit organization to uphold Human Rights and Religious Freedom, expresses its high concern at escalating attacks on minorities in Bangladesh. ICHRRF also appreciates the shining example and courage of a US political leader speaking out about this horrific saga, as former US Congressperson Tulsi Gabbard forcefully spoke out against this massive ethnic cleansing of East Pakistan now exists as Islamic Bangladesh.

As it evident in its website, ICHRRF denotes the following:…

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India: Kerala: Christian Man Attacked by Islamists for Selling Non-Halal Meat, Forcefully Fed Raw Meat, Delivery Truck Burnt Down

In an appalling incident in Kerala, Islamists have allegedly attacked a Christian farmer named Shaji for the apparent crime of selling non-Halal meat in Meenangadi, located in Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad District. Reportedly, Shaji was force-fed the raw meat by Islamists in a horrifying act. The Islamists also burnt down the delivery trucks carrying the non-Halal meat.

The incident allegedly occurred when Shaji had gone to the area with 150 kg of fresh meat (beef and pork) in a three-wheeler, some members of Kisan Mitra claim.

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China Boycotts Western Companies Over Uyghurs

The Chinese government is boycotting Western clothing retailers for expressing concerns about forced labor in Xinjiang, China’s biggest region. The companies are being pressured to scrub from their websites language about corporate policies on human rights, reverse decisions to stop buying cotton produced in Xinjian, and remove maps that depict Taiwan as an independent country.

The escalating fight comes after the European Union and the United Kingdom on March 22 joined the United States and Canada to impose sanctions on Chinese officials for human rights abuses in Xinjiang, a remote autonomous region in northwestern China.

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China Promises a “Robust Response” If U.S. Boycotts Beijing Olympics

Following reports that the United States and a number of its allies were considering a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics scheduled to be held in Beijing next year, the Chinese communist government warned the U.S. it would respond firmly if that were to happen.

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Cameroon: Boko Haram Attacks Escalate in Far North

(Nairobi) — The Islamist armed group Boko Haram has stepped up attacks on civilians in towns and villages in the Far North region of Cameroon since December 2020, killing at least 80 civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. The group has also looted hundreds of homes in the region. The government should take concrete measures to both increase protection to vulnerable communities and ensure a rights-respecting security force response to the worsening violence.

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Brutal Battle Between African Migrants at Canary Islands Asylum Camp

Spanish police were deployed to quell a major conflict between African migrants at an asylum camp in the Canary Islands this week, according to reports.

At least 10 people were hospitalized with injuries and eight more arrested during a battle at the La Laguna migrant camp on the island of Tenerife.

Migrants from the Maghreb (Northwest Africa) and Sub-Saharan Africa reportedly hurled stones at each other and lit fires at the facility.

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Crazy: Nancy Pelosi Says Border Situation Has Improved Under Biden

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told reporters Wednesday that the situation at the border has improved since Joe Biden took office and that it is now on a “good path”.

“The fact is that we’re on a good path at the border under the leadership of President Biden … we were in a very bad situation under the Trump administration,” Pelosi proclaimed.

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French Migrant Deportations at ‘Standstill’ Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Police in the French Yvelines department say they are overwhelmed with criminal migrants, as deportations have come to a “standstill” during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

Police in the department, located just outside of Paris, say they have been facing an influx of migrants, many of them claiming to be minors, for the last several months and said that accommodations for homeless migrants have become overwhelmed due to coronavirus.

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I Was Never Forgiven for Being Right About Migration Policy Issues, Says Swedish Politician Leaving the Center Party

Former Member of Parliament Staffan Danielsson is leaving the Center Party, Nyheter Idag reported, and much of his reasoning has to do with his tough stance on migration, a position that was sharply opposed by both his party colleagues and the Swedish media.

“The Center Party is now increasingly viewed as part of the red-green bloc, which I see as deeply problematic,” wrote the Swedish politician in a statement on Facebook.

Former Member of Parliament Staffan Danielsson has made himself known as one of those who questioned Sweden’s notoriously liberal migration policy, which has been fingered as a major cause for the countries massive increase in gang shootings, organized crime, murders, and sexual assaults. While in the Center Party, Danielsson ordered a much-debated report on refugee unemployment.

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Gaslighting: How Leftist Psychopaths Demonize and Demoralize Their Opposition

Governments and other mainstream institutions always lie because psychopathic liars always infiltrate and overrun them. We have very few checks in place to prevent this, and very little is understood about psychopaths in the general public. To understand destructive institutions is to understand the character traits and methods of the psychopaths that control them.

Psychopaths are not very complicated people nor are they all that intelligent, but they often succeed because they are relentless in their pursuits. The common signs of psychopathy include a complete lack of empathy, the obsessive desire for dominance, the use of physical or psychological violence to gain control over others, a narcissistic need to feel superior to everyone else and a habit of playing the victim while victimizing others.

A common assumption about psychopaths is that they are incapable of working in a group or organizing for mutual gain. This is simply nonsense. In reality, numerous studies have shown that psychopaths are adept at finding their own kind in a crowd and even working together as a pack of predators. Some modern examples would be organized crime, cartels, sex traffickers, online scamming groups and religious cults.

Almost all psychopaths are inherent cowards; they will rarely pick on anyone their own size unless they have large numbers. The worst case scenario is fully realized organized psychopathy; the advent of a totalitarian culture in which psychopathic behavior is rewarded and defended by those in authority or influence, while honesty, morality and liberty are punished.

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Twitch Plays Internet Police, Will Ban Users’ Accounts for Their Behavior Off the Platform

Twitch has taken moral policing to a whole new level and is now deciding to ban users for their behavior outside of the platform.

Twitch just announced the expansion of its off-service misconduct policy. Simply put, users who Twitch accuses of “harassing” others outside of the platform, either in social media or offline, are going to be potentially banned from the platform.

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What Happened When They Checked What Was on the Swab in the ‘COVID’ Test

Interesting bit starts at six and a half minutes.

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Within 4 Days of the Corona Vax Being Busted, They Now Claim Corona Makes Many People Nuts

Now why would they come out with this practically immediately after the prion bust? Answer: Because the first early cases of this are now showing up, and they need to lay the groundwork for blaming the virus entirely for whatever the “vax” does. If any of this is legit it is a bad omen, because it would mean the virus was not stable enough to hold onto it’s prions and even those who had no symptoms from the original may have a looming prion disease that’s going to show it’s face in a few months.

For those who have not seen this, as it turns out the protein the virus uses to bond with cells is the prion from mad cow disease, and the “vax” commands your body to make that prion. And that did not happen in a lab… Things are going to get real interesting real quick, say, from this point in time, 3 —4 months when the first cases start popping up.

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YouTube CEO Calls for Global Coalitions to Address Content That’s “Legal But Could be Harmful”

During an appearance at the World Economic Forum Global Technology Governance Summit 2021, an event where more than 40 governments and 150 companies meet to ensure “the responsible design and deployment of emerging technologies,” YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki expressed her support for tech platforms moderating content that’s “technically legal but could be harmful” and praised global coalitions that help Big Tech coordinate and automate their censorship efforts.

Wojcicki said that when tech companies comply with the law, there are still “issues around speech” and suggested that these issues should be addressed by private corporations.

[Comment: I call for global coalitions to address tech censorship.]

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YouTube CEO: It’s Easy to “Make Up Content and Post it From Your Basement” So We Boost “Authoritative Sources”

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has acknowledged that the platform’s policy of boosting “authoritative” mainstream media sources and suppressing independent creators in search makes it “harder, in some cases, for channels, maybe who are getting started or smaller, to be able to be visible when there’s a major event or when people are looking at something that is science or news related” but insists that that the policy is “really, really important.”

Wojcicki made the comments during an interview with The Atlantic’s CEO, Nicholas Thompson, at the World Economic Forum’s Global Technology Governance Summit 2021.

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AP Wording Suggests Vehicle Killed Capitol Police Veteran, Not Murderer Behind the Wheel

The Associated Press was criticized for how it worded a tweet about the U.S. Capitol Police veteran who was killed last week, shifting the blame onto the vehicle rather than the murderer behind the wheel.

As soon as news broke of an attack on the Capitol on Friday, leftist commentators rushed to blame white people as they do after every single mass shooting or act of violence.

However, the culprit was soon named as 25-year-old Noah Green, a black Nation of Islam follower. He was shot dead by cops after launching a vehicle and knife attack that left Officer William Evans fighting for his life. Evans subsequently succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

According to the AP, Green didn’t ram the vehicle into Evans, the vehicle apparently controlled itself.

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/8/2021

  1. “In other news, more than 130 imams and Islamic scholars in the UK have called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to condemn the showing of blasphemous cartoons in school.”

    Does it mean that Boris Johnson has not apologised until now? I think Boris must appoint in each school and office a muslim to decide the policy of each school, office, Hospital, Ministry of Truth in Mandated Britain.

    While the imams in colonized Britain are completing their conquest, Catholics and Protestants are battling each other to keep what is left of their portion and surrender it to peacefully to the religion of peace. Each does not like his portion to go to the other infidel.

    Both will be relieved when surrender is complete.
    Isn’t democracy wonderful. The fruit of REAL democracy.

  2. CAIR complains that a video game promotes Islamophobia and normalizes violence against Muslims.
    But guess what? Islam promotes and normalises violence against kafirs.

  3. “The country most affected by Islamist extremism…..”
    “Islamist extremism” is the same as Islam-mandated violence.

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