Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/16/2021

Police cracked down on illegal lockdown-violating gatherings in Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and the UK. Meanwhile, anti-lockdown protesters took to the streets in Minnesota, Vermont, Switzerland, and Cape Town.

In other news, China called on the U.N. Security Council to intervene to stop the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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Thanks to Dean, DV, JW, LP, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» 2 Men: Ages 19 and 66, Die in Hampton Stabbings
» Breaking: Trump Desk Website Down After He Releases Statement Saying ‘Entire Database of Maricopa County in Arizona Has Been Deleted!’
» CDC Director Walensky Defends Updated Mask Guidance: “We Now Have Science That Really Just Evolved in the Last Two Weeks” (Video)
» Communist Overlords at YouTube Delete Viral Interview With Dr. Cole Revealing COVID Jabs Have Killed More People Than All Vaccines in the Last 20 Years Combined
» Diner Owner Sublimely Turns Tables on Snitches to COVID Hotline — ‘We Deserve to Know Who We Can Trust’
» Facebook Deletes “I Trust My Immune System” Profile Photo Frames Under “Misinformation” Policy
» Family Anguished Over Police Shooting of Man Holding Woman at Knifepoint
» Florida: Gov. DeSantis Visits Orlando for Restaurant Grand Opening
» Hot Potato — Not the Sec of State (Katie Hobbs), Not the Election Vendor (Dominion), and Not the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, No One, Is Admitting Illegally Deleting Files Requested by Senate Auditors
» Jesus Statue Toppled, American Flag Burned in NYC Church Attack
» Judge Orders Hearing on if Twitter’s Censorship of Election Fraud Allegations Are “State Action” and 1A Violation
» Kamala’s Historic Unpopularity Threatens the 2024 Odds for Democrats
» Muslim CNN Reporter: ‘The World Today Needs a Hitler’
» Outrageous: Space Force Unit C.O. Relieved of Duty for Criticizing Marxism in the Military
» Portland Man Arrested After Pushing 67-Year-Old Woman Into Traffic, Burning Power Pole, Biting Police
» Protesters Caravan to Voice Discontent With Gov. Tim Walz
» Second Amendment Sanctuaries Facing First Court Test in Oregon
» St. John’s University Accused of Firing Professor for Quoting N-Word While Teaching Mark Twain Novel
» Trump Issues Statements Blasting Pence and Declaring ‘The Presidential Election of 2020 Will Go Down as the Crime of the Century!’
» Vermonters Protest Pandemic Protocols on Statehouse Steps
» Video: Pro-Israel Protester Punched in the Head and Knocked to the Ground by a Pro-Hamas Thug at Phoenix Palestinian Rally
» Vimeo Cancels Mike Lindell’s My Pillow Account: “This is Worse Than What Twitter Did to Me and My Company!”…here’s How You Can Help
» Wow: Nearly Half of All NIAID and FDA Employees Are Refusing the COVID Vaccines That They’re Pushing on the Rest of Us
 
Canada
» 75 People Fined $135,000 at Illegal Gathering in Quebec’s Lanaudière Region
» Calgary Mayoral Candidate Kevin J. Johnston Arrested: CPS
» Halifax Police Arrest 21 People at Two Separate ‘Illegal Gatherings’ Saturday
» Hamilton Police Lay 22 Charges Related to Illegal Gatherings Sunday
» Muslims Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Beat Elderly Jewish Man, Sexually Assault Jewish Girl
» N.S. Church, Seven Attendees, Fined for Allegedly Violating Restrictions for Second Straight Sunday
» Toronto Police Arrest 3 Men Following Anti-Lockdown, Pro-Palestinian Protests
» Video: Arsonists Attempt to Burn Down Brave Pastor Artur Pawlowski’s Home in Canada
 
Europe and the EU
» France: Officers Ordered to Restrain Policing During Ramadan as Firemen Fight Blazes in ‘Sensitive’ Zone
» Germany: Antisemitic Protesters Will Feel ‘Full Force’ of the Law
» Germany: Shock After Judge Offers 5 Men Who Gang Raped 17-Year-Old Girl a Suspended Sentence
» Ireland: Donegal COVID-19 Hotline to be Disbanded After Just Two Weeks in Operation
» Swedish Party to Examine Ban on Cousin Marriage to Tackle Honour Culture
» Switzerland Sees New Protests Against Coronavirus Measures
» Two Journalists in Ireland Sue Twitter to Find Person Behind Account Who Accused Them of “Fake News”
» UK: Five Extinction Rebellion Protesters Are Convicted Over Printing Press Blockade That Stopped Millions of Newspapers Being Delivered
» UK: Huge Rave at Tower Hamlets Community Centre Attended by 100 People Shut Down by Police
» UK: Mass G7 Protests Planned by Extinction Rebellion on ‘Beaches and Streets’ Across Cornwall
» UK: Pro-Palestinian Convoy Drives Through London, Protester Yells ‘F*** the Jews’, ‘Rape Their Daughters’
» UK: Several Appear in Court for Breaking Coronavirus Rules in Lancashire
» Will the Czech Pirates Sink the Czech Government?
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Israel Launches New Round of Heavy Airstrikes on Gaza City
» Israel Kills 42 in Gaza as Netanyahu Warns War Will Go on
» The Latest: China Calls for UN Council Action, Slams US
 
Middle East
» Turkey’s President Erdogan Claims Europe an ‘Open-Air Prison’ For Muslims
 
South Asia
» Bangladesh: Hindu Actor Bullied, Called Names After Islamists Realise That He is Not a Muslim
» Kazakhstan Instagram User Arrested for Satirical Posts About the Government
» Myanmar: Facebook is Maintaining Its Ban on Anti-Coup Groups, Even After the Government Was Overthrown
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria: Muslims Murder 1,470 Christians Between January and April 2021
» Watch: Police Shut Down Anti-Vaxxer and Anti-Maskers Protest in Cape Town
 
Immigration
» Italy: Muslim Migrant Imam Calls for Elimination of the Jewish People, Destruction of the Vatican
» Jen Psaki: Illegal Aliens Are Part of ‘What the American Dream Represents’
 
Culture Wars
» Duke Neuroscience Professor Banned From Discussion Forum for Saying There Are Two Sexes
 

2 Men: Ages 19 and 66, Die in Hampton Stabbings

Hampton, Va. — Two men died Sunday afternoon from stab wounds after an altercation in Hampton.

Dispatchers were called about the incident at 4:51 p.m. in the 2300 block of Shell Road.

When police arrived, they found a 66-year-old man with stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release.

A 19-year-old man also had stab wounds. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries, police said.

Police say the men were involved in an altercation that led to the stabbings. Police say that all involved have been identified, but they have not released the names.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Trump Desk Website Down After He Releases Statement Saying ‘Entire Database of Maricopa County in Arizona Has Been Deleted!’

The From the Desk of Donald J. Trump webpage where the former president has been posting statements was down on Saturday after he asserted that the entire Maricopa County ballot database has been deleted.

His statement also alleged massive fraud in the form of “broken seals on boxes, ballots missing, and worse.”

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

CDC Director Walensky Defends Updated Mask Guidance: “We Now Have Science That Really Just Evolved in the Last Two Weeks” (Video)

Aren’t we always told not to question anything because the “science is settled”?

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Sunday defended the agency’s updated mask guidance during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”

Out of no where the CDC on Thursday announced fully vaccinated people will no longer be required to wear masks indoors.

Just a few weeks ago CDC Director Walensky was on tv warning of an “impending doom” — now all of a sudden the pandemic is over?

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

Communist Overlords at YouTube Delete Viral Interview With Dr. Cole Revealing COVID Jabs Have Killed More People Than All Vaccines in the Last 20 Years Combined

The Communists at YouTube deleted a viral video of Dr. Cole explaining the dangers of the Covid vaccine.

Dr. Ryan Cole, owner and operator of Cole Diagnostics, has been very outspoken against the Covid lockdowns/quarantine and has warned about the mRNA vaccine.

The Idaho doctor on Wednesday said he is not anti-vaccine but he warned against the experimental Covid jabs.

“We’ve seen more deaths from this shot than all vaccines in the last 20 years combined — and that’s just in the first 4 to 5 months,” he said during an appearance on Rose Unplugged 1320 WJAS.

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

Diner Owner Sublimely Turns Tables on Snitches to COVID Hotline — ‘We Deserve to Know Who We Can Trust’

The owner of a Puget Sound-area diner has turned the tables on “tattletales” who called the Washington State COVID-19 snitch line to report that “people are eating.”

Craig Kenady’s savage and proportional reply to his critics may make them think twice before calling Governor Jay Inslee’s COVID snitch line on That One Place Diner again.

Tattletales have made 260-plus complaints to Inslee’s COVID violation line about the car-themed restaurant at a Port Orchard strip mall since May 2020, when Kenady defied the governor’s rules about shutting down.

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

Facebook Deletes “I Trust My Immune System” Profile Photo Frames Under “Misinformation” Policy

Facebook has a lengthy policy on what people are allowed to talk about in relation to COVID vaccines. However, as of the end of last week, the platform continued to host “pro-immune system” profile picture frames until it was contacted by CNBC News.

An analysis by CNBC News found out that there are dozens of profile picture frames promoting pro-immune system opinions. Some are using statements such as “I TRUST MY IMMUNE SYSTEM! #NOTASHOT.” Others didn’t mention the word vaccine, such as “I HAVE AN IMMUNE SYSTEM! #MedicalFreedom.”

Facebook has now deleted all of these frames.

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

Family Anguished Over Police Shooting of Man Holding Woman at Knifepoint

Family questions why suspect was shot by police

BALTIMORE — Officers called to a family disturbance Sunday morning in east Baltimore fatally shot a man who held a woman at knifepoint, police said.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said officers were called around 10:39 a.m. to the 1800 block of East Lafayette Avenue for a family disturbance.

Harrison said a family member outside the house told officers there was a suspect inside armed with a knife who was holding a woman at knifepoint.

Harrison said one of the officer’s body camera video shows the officers going inside the house, where they saw three people in a hallway. One person left the house, leaving the suspect and the victim inside.

Harrison said the officers repeatedly tried to use de-escalation techniques and commands for the suspect to drop the knife and release the woman.

“What we saw is the suspect grabbed the victim, apparently by her hair, and motioned as if he was going to stab her with the large knife he had in his hand,” Harrison said. “At that time, we believe one, possibly, two of our officers fired at the suspect and hit that suspect. At that time, we were able to get the female out of the hallway, who was not injured.”

Harrison said two officers fired their weapons, and the suspect was struck. The woman was not injured.

An officer rendered aid to suspect, who died at the scene…

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Florida: Gov. DeSantis Visits Orlando for Restaurant Grand Opening

Gov. DeSantis was in Orlando visiting a restaurant that moved to Orlando from Pennsylvania.

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

Hot Potato — Not the Sec of State (Katie Hobbs), Not the Election Vendor (Dominion), and Not the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, No One, Is Admitting Illegally Deleting Files Requested by Senate Auditors

Who deleted the files?

CodeMonkeyZ (CMZ) provided explosive perspectives on the 2020 Election after the election by relying on his Cyber Security and IT expertise and applying it to the election. He, like many others, was banned from Twitter. He is reborn in Telegraph.

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

Jesus Statue Toppled, American Flag Burned in NYC Church Attack

A statue of Jesus was smashed and an American flag burned outside a Catholic church in Brooklyn — in what cops are calling a possible hate crime.

The incident occurred around 10 p.m. Thursday when an unknown person hopped the fence at St. Athanasius Church on Bay Parkway at 61st Street in Bensonhurst, police said.

The vandal pushed over a statue of Jesus’s crucifixion, breaking it into pieces, and torched an American flag hanging outside the rectory, according to cops.

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

Judge Orders Hearing on if Twitter’s Censorship of Election Fraud Allegations Are “State Action” and 1A Violation

The Communications Decency Act Section 230 is coming under renewed legal scrutiny as a hearing is about to be held in a federal lawsuit brought by Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai after he was censored on Twitter.

The case stems from a decision by Twitter to delete messages Ayyadurai said represented evidence of vote rigging, contained in four emails the screenshots of which he shared, saying that they proved that the Government of Massachusetts had violated Federal Law by deleting ballot images. Ayyadurai’s account was first banned temporarily, and then permanently.

He claims that all these actions by Twitter came strongly encouraged by the Massachusetts Government, specially, employees of the Massachusetts Secretary of State. Ayyadurai, who is a Republican candidate, says that Twitter has created a way for some government entities to label and have content deleted via the Twitter Partner Status portal.

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

Kamala’s Historic Unpopularity Threatens the 2024 Odds for Democrats

The Democratic Party better hope Joe Biden hangs on for dear life until the next presidential election because otherwise, it’s safe to assume that a President Ron DeSantis would succeed him. YouGov is out with the latest numbers on Kamala Harris, and apparently, our vice president, the presumptive 2024 nominee should Biden not run, is historically and shockingly unpopular.

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

Muslim CNN Reporter: ‘The World Today Needs a Hitler’

Now deleted, but the screenshots are everywhere. Will CNN fire him? Or give him a promotion?

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

Outrageous: Space Force Unit C.O. Relieved of Duty for Criticizing Marxism in the Military

Military.com reports that Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier has been relieved of his duties pending an investigation after he appeared on a podcast and criticized the rise of Marxism in the United States military.

Lohmeier served for 14 years in the U.S. Air Force before joining Space Force among its first officers and recruits. He has written and self-published a book, Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest and the Unmaking of the American Military. He appeared on a podcast, called Information Operation, to discuss the book on May 7. He was relieved of his duties as commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado on Friday, May 14, by order of Lt. Gen. Steven Whiting. Public affairs made it clear that his comments are the reason his job now hangs in the balance.

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

Portland Man Arrested After Pushing 67-Year-Old Woman Into Traffic, Burning Power Pole, Biting Police

A Portland man has been arrested after pushing a 67-year-old woman into traffic, lighting a power pole on fire, attempting to grab busses and vehicles, and then biting police officers who were attempting to detain him.

Kenneth A. Church, 39, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Reckless Endangering, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Attempted Assault on a Police Officer (3 counts), Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resist Arrest, Reckless Burning, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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

Protesters Caravan to Voice Discontent With Gov. Tim Walz

The “Spirit of 1776” caravan rolled into the quiet streets of Ottertail at 4 p.m., right on schedule.

In response to the planned appearance of Gov. Tim Walz at the Governor’s Fishing Opener in Otter Tail County, a group gathered to voice their unhappiness with the Minnesota governor.

A group of about 60 protesters gathered outside the Detroit Lakes Pavilion on Saturday, May 15, with plans to caravan through Becker and Otter Tail counties to Thumper Pond on Otter Tail Lake, where most of the Governor’s Fishing Opener activity was taking place.

About 65 trucks, cars, and motorcycles flying gigantic American flags passed Thumper Pond Resort where Walz had spent the night, then continued, lights on and horns blaring, into the old part of Ottertail.

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

Second Amendment Sanctuaries Facing First Court Test in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon county, one of a wave of U.S. counties declaring itself a Second Amendment sanctuary.

The measure that voters in the logging area of Columbia County narrowly approved last year forbids local officials from enforcing most federal and state gun laws and could impose thousands of dollars in fines on those who try.

Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions have been adopted by some 1,200 local governments in states around the U.S., including Virginia, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Illinois and Florida, according to Shawn Fields, an assistant professor of law at Campbell University who tracks them. Many are symbolic, but some, like in Columbia County, carry legal force.

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

St. John’s University Accused of Firing Professor for Quoting N-Word While Teaching Mark Twain Novel

A professor at St. John’s University was fired after an incident where students became upset after she used the n-word while quoting a Mark Twain novel in class. However, the school insists the incident was not the cause of her termination.

St. John’s university fired adjunct professor Hannah Berliner Fischenthal, on April 29, after two decades of service. According to her, the reason for her termination was an incident that happened two months earlier, where at least one student complained that she had used the N-word while quoting a Mark Twain level in class.

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

Trump Issues Statements Blasting Pence and Declaring ‘The Presidential Election of 2020 Will Go Down as the Crime of the Century!’

In a statement on Saturday, former President Donald Trump declared that the 2020 presidential election “will go down as the crime of the century.”

In a subsequent statement later that day, he blasted Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell.

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

Vermonters Protest Pandemic Protocols on Statehouse Steps

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) — People across the country took to the streets on Saturday to protest the pandemic and how federal and state governments have handled it so far.

In Montpelier, between 50 and 100 unmasked Vermonters met on the steps of the Vermont Statehouse for a rally called “COVID vs. the Constitution.”

Protesters are challenging the Biden and Scott administrations, claiming their COVID mandates violated their Constitutional rights and civil liberties.

“Discrimination against people who are unvaccinated will not be tolerated in Vermont,” said John Klar of the Vermont Liberty Network.

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

Video: Pro-Israel Protester Punched in the Head and Knocked to the Ground by a Pro-Hamas Thug at Phoenix Palestinian Rally

As Hamas in Gaza continues to terrorize the Jewish State of Israel, The Gateway Pundit reporter Jordan Conradson attended the ‘Stand With Palestine’ protest at the Arizona State Capitol on Saturday.

The protest was organized by multiple groups including Students for Justice in Palestine ASUand Party for Socialism and Liberation Phoenix.

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

Vimeo Cancels Mike Lindell’s My Pillow Account: “This is Worse Than What Twitter Did to Me and My Company!”…here’s How You Can Help

Big box stores like Costco, Sam’s Club, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, Wayfair, and Kroger have all stopped carrying “My Pillow” products.

100 Percent Fed Up reports — Christian, patriot, and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell will lose over $68 million+ this year alone, thanks to decisions by these big box stores to punish him for fighting to expose the election fraud in the November 2020 election.

Mike Lindell has been permanently suspended on Twitter and his Absolute Proof video has been removed from Vimeo and Google-owned YouTube.

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

Wow: Nearly Half of All NIAID and FDA Employees Are Refusing the COVID Vaccines That They’re Pushing on the Rest of Us

Roughly half of all National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees are refusing to take the COVID vaccines that they are pushing on the rest of us.

The FDA’s Peter Marks admitted that that 40-50 percent of CDC and FDA employees have opted not to take the vaccine during an exchange with Sen. Richard Burr.

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

75 People Fined $135,000 at Illegal Gathering in Quebec’s Lanaudière Region

Seventy-five people are facing fines after an illegal gathering that violated COVID-19 rules in Quebec’s Lanaudière region, provincial police said Sunday.

A police spokeswoman says it was firefighters who called the authorities at about midnight Friday night to report people gathering at a house in Sainte-Beatrix, about 100 kilometres north of Montreal.

Local and provincial police arrived to find people fleeing on foot or barricading themselves in the house, according to spokeswoman Audrey-Ann Bilodeau. Two other police forces were called to help.

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

Calgary Mayoral Candidate Kevin J. Johnston Arrested: CPS

Calgary police say they have arrested mayoral candidate Kevin J. Johnston for violating a Court of Queen’s Bench order keeping people from attending illegal large gatherings.

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

Halifax Police Arrest 21 People at Two Separate ‘Illegal Gatherings’ Saturday

HALIFAX — Police arrested and charged 21 people on Saturday in relation to two separate illegal gatherings that occurred in Halifax.

In a release issued Saturday afternoon, Halifax Regional Police say they responded to a gathering on Citadel Hill, and a gathering in the area of Inglis Street and Tower Road in south end Halifax.

Police issued 21 tickets total under the Health Protection Act and the Emergency Management Act at the two events, and made multiple arrests.

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

Hamilton Police Lay 22 Charges Related to Illegal Gatherings Sunday

Hamilton police have laid 22 charges after a pair of protests were held in the city on Sunday.

Police say eight individuals were charged at a Hugs Over Masks protest in the area of Hamilton City Hall which drew approximately 20 protestors while 12 people were charged at a pro-Palestine event that drew nearly 1,000 individuals.

All the charges were related to violations under the Reopening Ontario Act.

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

Muslims Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Beat Elderly Jewish Man, Sexually Assault Jewish Girl

And they went away believing they were on the side of righteousness.

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

N.S. Church, Seven Attendees, Fined for Allegedly Violating Restrictions for Second Straight Sunday

HALIFAX — For the second straight Sunday, a church in Weston, Nova Scotia and some parishioners have received stiff fines for violating public health orders.

The Nova Scotia RCMP confirmed they issued a $11,622.50 fine to the Weston Christian Fellowship Church, and fined seven churchgoers $2,422 after responding to the church on Sunday morning.

It is the third straight Sunday that RCMP responded to the church.

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

Toronto Police Arrest 3 Men Following Anti-Lockdown, Pro-Palestinian Protests

Toronto police have arrested and charged three people following demonstrations at Queen’s Park and Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday.

At Queen’s Park, people demonstrated against lockdown restrictions in place in Ontario. At Nathan Phillips Square, people gathered to denounce violence against Palestinians in Gaza.

Police say a Mississauga man, 24, has been charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer and one count of mischief under $5,000 in connection with the Queen’s Park demonstration. Some 5,000 people were estimated to have participated in the event, according to police.

Police say a Thornhill man, 22, has been charged with assault in connection with the Nathan Phillips Square demonstration, which saw more than 5,000 people turn out.

A Toronto man, 29, has been charged with bringing a weapon to that demonstration.

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

Video: Arsonists Attempt to Burn Down Brave Pastor Artur Pawlowski’s Home in Canada

Last Saturday, Artur Pawlowski, the Pastor of the Cave of Adullam Church in Calgary, Alberta, Canada was swarmed by police and arrested after holding an “illegal” church service on Saturday.

You may remember Pawlowski as the brave pastor who shouted down police officers who interrupted his church service during Holy Week.

Now this…

On Sunday morning Pastor Artur Pawlowski reported that someone tried to burn his house down on Saturday night.

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

France: Officers Ordered to Restrain Policing During Ramadan as Firemen Fight Blazes in ‘Sensitive’ Zone

A mob of up to 40 young people attacked firefighters in a ‘sensitive’ neighbourhood in Brest, France. While police were on the scene to continuously assess safety, officers were allegedly ordered to restrain policing due to Ramadan and the conflict between Israel and Palestinians.

The incident took place on Thursday evening in the Pontanezen area of the city — considered a “sensitive urban zone” or ZUS, which are high-priority areas for policing and urban policy — and saw firefighters lured to the neighbourhood after reports that a vehicle had been set on fire.

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

Germany: Antisemitic Protesters Will Feel ‘Full Force’ of the Law

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has threatened a crackdown on antisemitism at pro-Palestinian protests that are being staged in opposition to the latest Middle East crisis.

“We will not tolerate the burning of Israeli flags on German soil and attacks on Jewish facilities,” Seehofer told the tabloid Bild am Sonntag, in comments published Sunday.

Seehofer was responding to reports of antisemitic slogans and banners at demonstrations in German cities on Saturday.

“Anyone who spreads antisemitic hatred will feel the full force of the law,” the interior minister warned, adding that authorities will do everything to ensure that Jewish people never again live in fear in Germany.

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

Germany: Shock After Judge Offers 5 Men Who Gang Raped 17-Year-Old Girl a Suspended Sentence

Outrage has followed after a Berlin judge offered an extremely light sentence to five men accused of gang raping a defenseless 17-year-old German girl.

According to the BZ daily, the judge from Berlin Regional Court offered the five defendants a suspended sentence if they confess, which would equal no jail time for any of them, allowing them to live in freedom.

In October 2019, according to the newspaper, there was a party in a suite of the Westin Grand hotel in Berlin. The men, who were born in Germany, but had African roots from different countries (Nigeria, Togo, Cameroon, Sierra Leone), reportedly raped a very drunk 17-year-old girl.

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

Ireland: Donegal COVID-19 Hotline to be Disbanded After Just Two Weeks in Operation

The controversial phone line established in Donegal to report breaches of Covid-19 restrictions is to be stood down after just two weeks in operation.

Senior gardai in Co Donegal are set to remove the Covid hotline at Letterkenny Garda station which was established almost two weeks ago after a recent surge in cases across the county.

Gardai in Donegal set up the hotline to allow people to report illegal parties or gatherings across the county, with birthday parties, beach parties, gatherings after funerals, and gatherings of secondary school students identified as areas of concern.

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

Swedish Party to Examine Ban on Cousin Marriage to Tackle Honour Culture

The Liberal Party will investigate the possibility of banning marriage between cousins in Sweden to tackle honour culture.

Swedish Liberal Party Secretary Juno Blom stated that marriage between cousins is a part of honour culture and hopes that the party will support banning the practice at a national meeting later in the year.

[Comment: Cousin marriage should be banned because its dysgenic.]

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

Switzerland Sees New Protests Against Coronavirus Measures

A hefty police presence thwarted plans for Saturday’s unauthorised demonstration against Switzerland’s measures to curb the Covid-19 pandemic in Bern, while a similar protest in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden was allowed to go ahead because of a last-minute location change.

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

Two Journalists in Ireland Sue Twitter to Find Person Behind Account Who Accused Them of “Fake News”

Two journalists are asking the High Court Ireland to order Twitter to unmask those behind several accounts on the platform that the journalists say posted defamatory content about them.

The journalists, Allison Morris of the Belfast Telegraph and Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner, have launched legal action against Twitter and Eoghan Harris, formerly of the Sunday Independent.

The request to the court to make Twitter reveal the identity of people behind the @barbarapym2 account and several others is a part of the action seeking damages for defamation, and to prevent Twitter from allowing the publishing of similar terms about them that the journalists say were defamatory.

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

UK: Five Extinction Rebellion Protesters Are Convicted Over Printing Press Blockade That Stopped Millions of Newspapers Being Delivered

Five Extinction Rebellion protesters who blockaded printing presses and stopped millions of newspapers being delivered have been convicted of obstruction, it emerged yesterday.

The three men and two women are the first to be punished following the demonstrations outside the Newsprinters plant in Knowsley, Merseyside, in September.

It comes after several other of the activists walked free from court on a technicality earlier this month.

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

UK: Huge Rave at Tower Hamlets Community Centre Attended by 100 People Shut Down by Police

A community centre in Tower Hamlets has been issued with a closure notice by police after a huge rave was held at the premises last night.

The Kirtland Centre, on Coborn Street in Bow, East London has been ordered to close by the Metropolitan Police following an illegal party.

Police responded in the early hours of Sunday (May 16) to a number of calls about a rave taking place at the Kirtland Centre, and more than 100 people were asked to leave.

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

UK: Mass G7 Protests Planned by Extinction Rebellion on ‘Beaches and Streets’ Across Cornwall

Climate protest group Extinction Rebellion is planning a series of mass protests on “beaches, headlands and streets” across Cornwall during the weekend of the G7 Summit.

XR states on its website that it is calling on everybody to “stand up and take action” in the Covid-safe, non-violent actions across the Duchy on June 11 to 13.

The group states: “The G7, leaders of the world’s richest democratic nations are meeting in Cornwall on 11-13 June 2021 — and we will be there to greet them!

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

UK: Pro-Palestinian Convoy Drives Through London, Protester Yells ‘F*** the Jews’, ‘Rape Their Daughters’

British politicians have reacted with disgust and anger at footage posted to social media appearing to show pro-Palestinian protesters driving through Jewish neighbourhoods in London, with a protester heard yelling through a loudspeaker antisemitic and sexually violent comments.

The footage, retweeted by prominent politicians, showed several cars draped in Palestinian flags driving down Finchley Road in St John’s Wood, north London, on Sunday.

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UK: Several Appear in Court for Breaking Coronavirus Rules in Lancashire

THOUSANDS of people have been fined in East Lancashire since the country was placed into lockdown during the first wave of the coronaviruspandemic.

According to the latest data 4,539 fixed penalty notices have been issued to people in the county over the 13-month period between March 2020 and April 2021.

Of those, 72 were issued to people who refused to wear face coverings while in a public place indoors, 55 to those who breached international travel regulations and 28 to those who broke business regulations.

Eleven fines have been issued to people involved in gatherings of 30 or more people.

The remaining number of fines were issued for a number of reasons — from being outdoors without a reasonable excuse during the strictest period of lockdown to unnecessary domestic travel and holding smaller gatherings.

A number of those people have recently been hit with fines at in Lancashire’s magistrates court for breaking Covid rules.

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Will the Czech Pirates Sink the Czech Government?

According to the most recent polls, the radical leftist Czech Pirate Party have gained in voter preferences only months before parliamentary elections in Czechia. If elections were to be held now, a coalition between the Pirates and the party of The Mayors and Independents (STAN) would be in pole position with 27 percent, a centre-right electoral alliance called SPOLU would gain 21.5 percent, and the party of current prime minister Andrej Babis would be relegated to third place with 21 percent.

The surprising shift in voter preferences has prompted the Pirates to start collecting signatures in Parliament in order to schedule a vote of confidence against the current government, and if successful, they planned to call for early parliamentary elections as soon as July. The move was mostly a demonstration of strength and a provocation that will play well with their young urban electorate. However, apart from embarrassing the prime minister, the motion has little practical effect, as elections are scheduled for Oct. 8 regardless.

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Israel Launches New Round of Heavy Airstrikes on Gaza City

Israel launched another round of heavy airstrikes in Gaza early Monday morning — hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the attacks would continue.

The strikes, carried out by Israeli warplanes, struck several locations in Gaza over the course of 10 minutes.

The Israel Defense Forces, in a brief statement, said “fighter jets are striking terror targets in the Gaza Strip.”

Hamas also continued their offensive, launching rockets from Gaza toward civilian areas in Israel.

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Israel Kills 42 in Gaza as Netanyahu Warns War Will Go on

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 42 people Sunday, Palestinian medics said, in the deadliest single attack in the latest round of violence. Despite the toll and international efforts to broker a cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza’s Hamas rulers would rage on.

In a televised address, Netanyahu said the attacks were continuing at “full-force” and will “take time.” Israel “wants to levy a heavy price” on the Hamas militant group, he said, flanked by his defense minister and political rival, Benny Gantz, in a show of unity.

Hamas also pressed on, launching rockets from civilian areas in Gaza toward civilian areas in Israel. One slammed into a synagogue in the southern city of Ashkelon hours before evening services for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, Israeli emergency services said. No injuries were reported…

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The Latest: China Calls for UN Council Action, Slams US

BEIJING — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on the U.N. Security Council to seek an early de-escalation of violence between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers. He also blamed the U.S. for the council’s lack of action so far.

“Regrettably, the council has so far failed to reach an agreement, with the United States standing on the opposite side of international justice,” the state-run Xinhua News Agency quoted Wang as saying in a phone conversation Saturday with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

He expressed support for a two-state solution, and said China, which holds the Security Council presidency this month, expects all parties to speak with a unified voice when the council discusses the conflict later Sunday.

Wang said the Security Council should reconfirm a two-state solution and urge Palestinians and Israelis to resume talks on that basis as soon as possible.

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Turkey’s President Erdogan Claims Europe an ‘Open-Air Prison’ For Muslims

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed that Muslims in Europe live in what amounts to an “open-air prison” and that Islamophobia was as dangerous as the Wuhan coronavirus.

The Turkish leader made his statements earlier this week during a television broadcast in which he criticised European countries for “Islamophobia”, saying: “The Islamophobia virus, as dangerous as coronavirus, is spreading rapidly, especially in European countries.”

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Bangladesh: Hindu Actor Bullied, Called Names After Islamists Realise That He is Not a Muslim

Chanchal Chowdhury, a National award-winning actor in Bangladesh, was abusedand bullied on social media by Islamists after they learnt that he is a Hindu by faith. He has acted in several films such as ‘Debi’, ‘Aynabaji’, ‘Monpura’, ‘Rupkothar Goplo’ and others.

On Sunday (May 9), the critically acclaimed actor had updated his profile picture on the occasion of International Mother’s Day. He had posted a heartwarming picture with his mother, accompanied by the caption “Maa… (heart symbol)’. Islamists were quick to spot the vermillion mark on his mother’s head, a distinct feature that distinguishes Hindus from Muslims.

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Kazakhstan Instagram User Arrested for Satirical Posts About the Government

Police officers in Kazakhstan have arrested an Instagram influencer who posts satirical posts to mock the government. The Kazakhstan government continues to intensify its crack down on political opponents and dissidents.

According to a report on RadioFreeEurope, the police detained Temirlan Ensebek, searched his home, and seized his equipment on May 15. Ensebek is a Kazakh Instagram blogger, popular for his satirical posts critical of the authoritarian government. He is also a member of Oyan, Qazaqstan (Wake Up, Kazakhstan!), a Kazakhstan-based political reform group.

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Myanmar: Facebook is Maintaining Its Ban on Anti-Coup Groups, Even After the Government Was Overthrown

Dramatic political changes have affected the labels put on certain political and militant groups in Myanmar in the wake of the February coup in that country, leaving Facebook lagging behind with its censorship policies.

Organizations like the Arakan Army (AA), who had been fighting government forces for years, finally got banned on Facebook in 2019 when Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy-led government declared the AA a terrorist group.

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Nigeria: Muslims Murder 1,470 Christians Between January and April 2021

The global indifference to this, and massive attention to the trumped-up phenomenon of “Islamophobia,” is nothing short of obscene.

“1,470 Nigerian Christians Killed in Four Months, Rights Group Alleges,” by David-Chyddy Eleke, This Day, May 12, 2021.

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Watch: Police Shut Down Anti-Vaxxer and Anti-Maskers Protest in Cape Town

Cape Town — A crowd of anti-vaxxers, refusing to wear masks, had a tense standoff with police who tried to stop the gathering in Cape Town on Saturday.

The small group gathered at Keizersgracht as part of the Worldwide Rally for Freedom protest. The group were also protesting against the mandatory use of masks, lockdown restrictions and vaccinations taking place in the province.

Police tried to disperse the crowd and stop the march because of the lack of social distancing and the non— adherence to wearing masks.

[Comment: From the photos, there were both blacks and whites at the protest.]

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Italy: Muslim Migrant Imam Calls for Elimination of the Jewish People, Destruction of the Vatican

What is being done to ensure that no more Muslim migrants are admitted who harbor such sentiments? Why, nothing, of course. Pope Francis hasn’t even made the trip to Alessandria to explain to this imam how he is misunderstanding his peaceful religion. Curious!

“Prison imam arrested on terror charges,” ANSA, May 13, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace).

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Jen Psaki: Illegal Aliens Are Part of ‘What the American Dream Represents’

President Joe Biden believes illegal aliens are part “of what the American Dream represents,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.

The comment came when a reporter asked Psaki to explain why Biden had just met with six illegal aliens who are campaigning for national amnesty.

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Duke Neuroscience Professor Banned From Discussion Forum for Saying There Are Two Sexes

A psychology and neuroscience expert has been banned from a discussion by the American Psychological Association (APA) for suggesting there are only two sexes in an email discussion with colleagues.

John Staddon, an emeritus professor of neuroscience and psychology at Duke University, was kicked off the APA’s Society for Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology Division 6 listserv.

Speaking to The College Fix, Staddon said he was probably kicked out for writing:

“Hmm… Binary view of sex false? What is the evidence? Is there a Z chromosome?”

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/16/2021

  1. “Turkey’s President Erdogan Claims Europe an ‘Open-Air Prison’ For Muslims”, so the saracen are flocking to an open air prison, imagine what land they left must be like? 35 million prisoners in Europe, some body got some splainin to do. EUROPE, you got a big problem! I wish you well, signed a kufr.

    • Western EU right now is a no man’s land to the Muslim. All those confused others up for grabs. Integration? Oh sorry says the savage. We thought you meant penetration. Tunnel vision. Europe needs Israel to help with what may be picking up the pieces.

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