Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/2/2021

A science teacher in New Jersey was suspended for referring to George Floyd as a “criminal” during a remote learning session with his students. Meanwhile, a gunman shot and killed two people and wounded a third before being shot dead by police at a casino on an Indian reservation in Wisconsin.

In other news, German police have warned citizens not to post digital images of their vaccination passports on social media.

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Financial Crisis
» Eurozone Suffers Double-Dip Recession as Pandemic Impact Continues
 
USA
» Basecamp Sheds 30% of Workforce After Banning Political Discussion in the Workplace
» BLM Activist Sat on the Chauvin Jury After Claiming He Could be ‘Impartial’, Tells People to Get on Juries to ‘Spark Change’
» BLM-Antifa Rioters Target Upscale Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, At Least One Protester is Armed! — Restaurant Patron Pulls a Pistol! (Video)
» California to Release 63,000 Violent and Repeat Felons Back Onto Streets to Create “Safer Prisons”
» Dems Get Locked Out of Texas Special Election
» Feds Raid Alaska Spa in Search of Nancy Pelosi’s Stolen Laptop
» ‘Follow the Science’: Documents Suggest Biden Let Teachers’ Union Shape CDC School Reopening Policy
» Former Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested for Lying to Police About Teenager Murdered in His Apartment
» Gunman Kills Two and Wounds Another Before Being Shot by Police at a Wisconsin Casino
» Just in: 3 Dead, 27 Injured After Smuggling Boat Capsizes Off San Diego Coast (Video)
» March for Daunte Wright Held in Brooklyn Center
» May Day Protest: 14 Arrested in Seattle After Peaceful Protest Gives Way to Clashes
» Miami: Possible Road Rage Shooting Shuts Down EB MacArthur Causeway
» New Jersey Science Teacher Suspended After Calling George Floyd ‘A Criminal’ In Profane Rant
» New York Times, WaPo, NBC Forced to Retract False Claims About Giuliani
» Peaceful May Day Protests Followed by Violence, Arrests in Oakland
» Police Declare Riot in Portland After May Day Protesters Break Windows
» Sen. Hawley Calls Big Tech ‘Greatest Threat, ‘ Slams Its ‘Woke’ Agenda
» Sen. Bill Hagerty Proposes Bill to Make Platforms With Over 100 Million Users “Common Carriers”
» Simon & Schuster Employees Declare They Don’t Want to Publish, Edit or Promote Books Advocating ‘Islamophobia’
» Texas: Muslim Gets 10 Years for Hiding His Father, A Most Wanted Fugitive in Honor Killing of His Two Daughters
» Woman Killed in West Bloomfield Home Explosion
 
Canada
» No More Oath Breaking! Nineteen Active and Retired Police Officers Take the Province of Ontario to Court Over Wuhan Virus Lockdown Measures.
» Protest Against COVID-19 Measures in Montreal Ends With Tear Gas and Arrests Due to “More Aggressive” Smaller Group
 
Europe and the EU
» Belgian Police Detain 132 in Virus Restrictions Protest
» France: Muslim Who Stabbed Woman to Death Was in Touch With Pro-Jihad Islamic Cleric
» French Police Break Up Mass Parties Defying COVID Curfew
» Germany: More Than 350 Arrested at May Day Protests in Berlin
» German Police Tell People to Stop Posting Vaccination Passports on Social Media
» Malta: Around 150 Youths Fined for Illegal Parties Over the Weekend
» UK Black Studies Prof: ‘America is a Racist Project… Europe on Steroids’
» UK: Priti Patel Decries Extinction Rebellion for Using ‘Dangerous Tactics’
» YouTube Temporarily Suspended Video Featuring Former UK Pathologist’s Criticism of Lockdowns
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Hezbollah Supporters, Pro-Palestinian Social Media Celebrate Meron Deaths
 
South Asia
» India: ‘if You Talk Against Jihad, We Will Chop Your Tongue Off, Inshallah’: Terrorist Issues Death Threat Against J&K BJP Chief Ravinder Raina
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Burkina Faso: Muslims Murder Three European Journalists, Injure Six Others in Jihad Attack
» Fulani Herdsmen Kill 33 Christians in One Week in Benue, Nigeria
» Nigeria: Muslims Seek Out and Murder Two Christians and Two Muslims They Didn’t Think Were Islamic Enough
 
Immigration
» Germany: Muslim Migrant Stabs His Wife to Death in Front of His Three Small Children to Cleanse His Honor
 
Culture Wars
» New Zealand: Book Festival Cancels Harry Potter Segment, Citing J.K. Rowling’s Comments on Gender
» Riot Games to Start Recording Conversations in Order to Police “Harassment”
 

Eurozone Suffers Double-Dip Recession as Pandemic Impact Continues

The eurozone’s economy has fallen back into recession as the impact of the pandemic continues to hit activity.

Europe’s economies have been set back by a renewed surge in infections this year and Covid-related restrictions.

The eurozone shrank by 0.6% in the January-to-March period — the second consecutive contraction, which is a widely-used definition of a recession.

It is the second such episode, a so-called double-dip recession, since the onset of the pandemic.

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

Basecamp Sheds 30% of Workforce After Banning Political Discussion in the Workplace

About one third of Basecamp’s staff quit after the tech company announced a ban on political conversations and activism in the workplace.

Banning political discussions in the workplace is a controversial topic met with almost as much criticism as support. Some see it as a rejection of free speech, arguing that politics has a place in the workplace and that employees should be allowed to use work hours and resources to discuss politics. Others see it as a good opportunity to purge the woke activism that has afflicted several corporations.

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

BLM Activist Sat on the Chauvin Jury After Claiming He Could be ‘Impartial’, Tells People to Get on Juries to ‘Spark Change’

A juror in the Derek Chauvin trial hid that he was a Black Lives Matter activist to convince the judge that he was “impartial.”

Juror #52, now identified as Brandon Mitchell, is also encouraging people to try to get on juries to “spark some change.”

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

BLM-Antifa Rioters Target Upscale Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, At Least One Protester is Armed! — Restaurant Patron Pulls a Pistol! (Video)

BLM and/or Antifa goons targeted an upscale restaurant in Louisville restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky this evening.

The patrons were having none of it as they faced the mob and taunted them like, ‘Come on, Let’s go!”

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California to Release 63,000 Violent and Repeat Felons Back Onto Streets to Create “Safer Prisons”

California will release at least 76,000 inmates including 63,000 violent criminals and repeat felons back onto the streets in order to create “safer prisons.”

It also includes 20,000 inmates who are serving life sentences with the possibility of parole.

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Dems Get Locked Out of Texas Special Election

Democrats’ best chance this year to pad their slim House majority suddenly evaporated Saturday night, as Republicans claimed both runoff spots in the special election for a fast-changing House seat outside Fort Worth.

Susan Wright, the widow of the late congressman, and fellow Republican Jake Ellzey took the top slots in the all-party primary and will face off in a yet-to-be-scheduled second round.

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Feds Raid Alaska Spa in Search of Nancy Pelosi’s Stolen Laptop

Federal agents raided a small resort in Homer, Alaska, this week, telling the owners they were on the hunt for a laptop stolen out of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

Marilyn Hueper, who owns the picturesque Homer Inn & Spa, says feds seized her laptop computers and a cellphone. Another phone, which belonged to husband Paul Hueper, was reviewed but later returned to him, The Associated Press reported.

Marilyn Hueper told the local Kenai radio station KSRM that federal agents believed she and her husband had Pelosi’s laptop, and had been part of the mob which forcibly breached the capitol during a riot that left five dead.

“They said, ‘Well, we’re here for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop.’ And I said, ‘Oh, so it was stolen and it’s at large, good to know. I thought maybe it was just conspiracy theory, so thanks for the intel,’“ Hueper said.

Hueper claims agents showed her photos of a woman from the Jan. 6 riot who bears a striking resemblance to her, but that she told them they had made a mistake.

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

‘Follow the Science’: Documents Suggest Biden Let Teachers’ Union Shape CDC School Reopening Policy

Newly-released documents suggest that one of the country’s most powerful teachers’ unions shaped Biden administration policies on the reopening of schools, despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to “follow the science” on pandemic policy.

The documents, obtained by the conservative group Americans for Public Trust through a Freedom of Information Act request, were reported Saturday by the New York Post. They show the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) lobbying the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — and succeeding in having some of their recommendations adopted.

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Former Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested for Lying to Police About Teenager Murdered in His Apartment

A Black Lives Matter leader in Iowa has been arrested for drugs and lying to police about a teenager that was shot and killed in his apartment in February.

Quincy Russom, 19, was shot and killed in the Iowa City home of Mazin Mohamedali, 20, on February 12 — but the far-left activist waited some time to call and report it.

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Gunman Kills Two and Wounds Another Before Being Shot by Police at a Wisconsin Casino

Two people were killed and another was seriously wounded at a shooting at the Oneida Casino near Green Bay, Wisconsin, according to Lt. Kevin Pawlak of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

A gunman fatally shot two people and seriously wounded another at a Wisconsin casino on Saturday night before he was shot and killed by police, according to Lt. Kevin Pawlak of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators believe the suspect had a “personal relationship” with an employee at the Duck Creek restaurant inside the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, which is attached to the Oneida Casino near Green Bay, Wisconsin, Pawlak said.

The person the gunman was targeting wasn’t at the casino at the time, so the gunman instead shot the intended target’s “co-workers or friends,” Pawlak said.

Two witnesses described the scene as chaotic, saying they heard gunshots and saw people running for their lives.

“At first, we didn’t really know what to expect. Then once we seen the cop running in there with an AR-15, we knew that this is getting pretty serious,” witness Dylan Luehring of Mayville, Wisconsin, told CNN affiliate WLUK. “Once we heard the shots, we knew this is no joke anymore.”

“Pretty thankful we could get out of there, and all of us are safe,” Luehring said.

Adam Olig, also of Mayville, told the station the scene was chaotic.

“Seen people that were a lot closer. There were people running all over the place, running for their dear lives,” Olig said…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Just in: 3 Dead, 27 Injured After Smuggling Boat Capsizes Off San Diego Coast (Video)

California — Three people are dead and 27 others were taken to hospitals on Sunday after a smuggling boat capsized off the San Diego coast.

The San Diego Fire Department said it pulled 25 people from the water Sunday morning.

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March for Daunte Wright Held in Brooklyn Center

The march started near the location where Wright was shot and killed, and continued to the Brooklyn Center Police Department.

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — A demonstration and march for Daunte Wright took place Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn Center, beginning at the location where Wright was killed and ending outside the city’s police department.

According to KARE 11 reporter Charmaine Nero, hundreds were in attendance for the rally and march, including members of Wright’s family.

Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was shot and killed during a traffic stop by former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, who is white. She and former Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon submitted their resignations shortly after.

Gannon said he believes Potter shot Wright by accident, mistaking her gun for her Taser. Wright’s family and civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents them, say they don’t believe it was an accident. Crump pointed out that Potter worked for the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years and even trained other officers…

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May Day Protest: 14 Arrested in Seattle After Peaceful Protest Gives Way to Clashes

Seattle Police announced the arrests of at least 14 people after unpermitted demonstrations marking May Day descended into violent confrontations stemming from a group dressed in black that traveled around the city’s downtown area towards the Cal Anderson Park, according to a report.

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Miami: Possible Road Rage Shooting Shuts Down EB MacArthur Causeway

Police shut down the MacArthur Causeway eastbound Sunday evening to investigate a shooting stemming from possible road rage.

Miami Beach police officers responded after 6:40 p.m. after the victim told officers he was shot by someone on a dirt bike. The victim was grazed by the bullet and did not have to go to the hospital.

The eastbound MacArthur Causeway was temporarily closed and has now reopened.

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

New Jersey Science Teacher Suspended After Calling George Floyd ‘A Criminal’ In Profane Rant

Students at a Jersey City, New Jersey, high school logged into their remote landscape and design class expecting a discussion on climate change Wednesday morning.

What they got was an expletive-filled tirade against Black Lives Matter and George Floyd.

“I hear people whining and crying about Black Lives Matter, but George Floyd was a f— criminal, and he got arrested and he got killed because he wouldn’t comply, and the bottom line is we make him a f— hero,” Howard Zlotkin said over a remote learning session with 15 students, according to NBC New York.

[Comment: He’s not wrong.]

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New York Times, WaPo, NBC Forced to Retract False Claims About Giuliani

The New York Times, Washington Post and NBC News all issued retractions Saturday for their coverage of Rudy Giuliani following a raid of his Manhattan apartment by the FBI.

The Times appended their correction to a story about the role Giuliani may have played in the 2019 recall of ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch and whether he received a warning from the FBI about Russian disinformation.

“An earlier version of this article misstated whether Rudolph W. Giuliani received a formal warning from the F.B.I. about Russian disinformation. Mr. Giuliani did not receive such a so-called defensive briefing,” The Times wrote Saturday in a note attached to the piece.

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Peaceful May Day Protests Followed by Violence, Arrests in Oakland

While May Day rallies around the Bay unfolded peacefully with speeches and car caravans to honor workers’ rights and the labor movement, an anti-police demonstration Saturday night in downtown Oakland grew tense, resulting in the arrests of multiple people in connection with assaulting police officers and injuring a TV news employee.

Oakland Police said on Sunday they arrested seven people out of a group of 70 demonstrators who marched from Frank H. Ogawa Plaza around to surrounding streets in the downtown area.

Police said individuals in the group began throwing bottles and cans at officers, injuring two. Police did not give details on the officers’ injuries, and no property damage was reported.

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Police Declare Riot in Portland After May Day Protesters Break Windows

Demonstrations in Portland to commemorate May Day Saturday turned violent overnight, with officials declaring a riot and arresting six people, one with a knife.

Three separate Starbucks stores and a Hilton hotel in the Oregon city were marred by graffiti, and one man was charged with menacing cops with a knife, Portland police said on Twitter.

May 1, or May Day, is celebrated in many nations as International Workers Day or Labor Day.

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

Sen. Hawley Calls Big Tech ‘Greatest Threat, ‘ Slams Its ‘Woke’ Agenda

Sen. Josh Hawley called Big Tech the “greatest threat” to American liberty, accusing the social media giants of interfering in the 2020 presidential election and censoring conservative voices in an attempt to press their “woke agenda.”

The Missouri Republican has had the tech giants in his crosshairs since being elected to the Senate in November 2018, warning in an interview with Fox News published Sunday that they are “so ubiquitous, so powerful, they are more powerful by the day.”

Hawley said Big Tech “interfered big time” in the election, noting how Twitter and Facebook blocked The Post’s ability to circulate its expose about Hunter Biden’s dealings with foreign governments while his father was vice president.

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

Sen. Bill Hagerty Proposes Bill to Make Platforms With Over 100 Million Users “Common Carriers”

Tennessee’s Sen. Bill Hagerty, Republican, is to introduce a bill that will redefine Big Tech platforms as common carriers, removing what he says are some protections these platforms enjoy under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Hagerty’s bill draws from a recommendation by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who said the censorship on Big Tech platforms could be ended if they were treated as common carriers.

In an article published by the Wall Street Journal, Hagerty argued that, like phone networks and trains, online platforms “are essential to everyday goings-on,” therefore, should be treated as common carriers, which are subject “to special regulations, including a general requirement to serve all comers without discrimination.”

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

Simon & Schuster Employees Declare They Don’t Want to Publish, Edit or Promote Books Advocating ‘Islamophobia’

The American left long ago embraced authoritarianism and fascism, and is increasingly intolerant of any point of view other than its own. The term “Islamophobia” is an illegitimate conflation of two distinct phenomena: crimes against innocent Muslims, which are never justified, and honest analysis of the motivating ideology of jihad terror, which is always necessary. It is inconceivable that anyone would want to publish a book calling for attacks on innocent Muslims or any innocent people, but there are many books discussing the motivating ideology of jihad terrorism. Islamic advocacy groups and their leftist allies have been insisting for years that they, too, constituted “Islamophobia.” Such analyses are what these fascists at Simon & Schuster want to stamp out. If the left succeeds in consolidating power, it will be impossible to publish, and likely illegal to enunciate publicly, any opposition to jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women and others, for there is no example of any such opposition not being considered “Islamophobic.”

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

Texas: Muslim Gets 10 Years for Hiding His Father, A Most Wanted Fugitive in Honor Killing of His Two Daughters

32-year-old Islam Said was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for helping his father, Yaser Said, evade capture since 2008, when Islam was only 19. Yaser Said was arrested in August, twelve years after “he is alleged to have shot and killed his two daughters, 18-year-old Amina and 17-year-old Sarah, in the back of his taxi in Irving, Texas, on New Year’s Day.”

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

Woman Killed in West Bloomfield Home Explosion

3 children and 2 other adults were evacuated, police say; fire marshal to investigate.

A 41-year-old woman died after an explosion inside a West Bloomfield home that remains under investigation by the township’s police and fire departments.

At 11:18 p.m. on Friday, emergency crews were called to a home on Stonecrest Road, where they found a severly injured woman in the kitchen, according to Deputy Police Chief Curt Lawson.

Three children and two other adults were evacuated from the home, police said.

All three adults were taken to a local hospital. The woman was later pronounced dead.

Lawson said the case has been turned over the fire marshal for further investigation.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

No More Oath Breaking! Nineteen Active and Retired Police Officers Take the Province of Ontario to Court Over Wuhan Virus Lockdown Measures.

At a recent press conference, Rocco Galati, a Toronto-based lawyer and the executive director of the Constitutional Rights Centre, announced that 15 active and four former police officers are now in the process of taking the province of Ontario to court regarding the ongoing clampdown on freedoms due to COVID-19.

The notice of application was recently filed in Ontario Superior Court. It names Premier Doug Ford, the attorneys general of Ontario and Canada, and the chiefs of the police services of Toronto, York, Niagara, Ottawa and Hamilton as respondents. The application challenges the province’s COVID-19 measures as being unconstitutional. It also argues that mandating police officers to enforce these rules is a violation of the oath undertaken by Ontario’s sworn officers.

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Protest Against COVID-19 Measures in Montreal Ends With Tear Gas and Arrests Due to “More Aggressive” Smaller Group

What began as a generally peaceful protest against Quebec’s public health measures near the Olympic Stadium on Saturday ended with tear gas and arrests when a smaller crowd began throwing rocks, fireworks and smoke bombs at police officers, Montreal police said.

“People refused to leave the street, they threw projectiles towards officers,” said Manuel Couture, a media relations officer at the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal. “They had been there for a while, it wasn’t exactly the same crowd that had marched. It’s like if other people came to join after and those people were a lot more aggressive.”

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

Belgian Police Detain 132 in Virus Restrictions Protest

BRUSSELS — Police have detained 132 people who took part in an illegal party in a Brussels park to protest COVID-19 restrictions, authorities said Sunday.

About 15 people, including protesters and police, were injured in clashes, police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere said.

About 2,000 revelers and protesters had massed in the park Saturday for the second time in a month, and police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse them.

Scattered around, police and protesters clashed until deep in the evening. The government and police had warned people for a week to stay away from the party to no avail. Clashes erupted after big crowds started gathering late in the afternoon.

Some protesters gathered around a bonfire shouting “Freedom!” and “Where is the party? Here is the party!” Some pelted the police with objects.

Belgium still has strict rules banning major gatherings and insists on people wearing face masks in large crowds.

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France: Muslim Who Stabbed Woman to Death Was in Touch With Pro-Jihad Islamic Cleric

What’s that? A Muslim cleric? How did a man who has dedicated his life to understanding Islam properly and communicating it effectively so spectacularly misunderstand the Religion of Peace? Why does no one other than me ever ask this question?

“Rambouillet attack: Jamel Gorchane was in contact with a Salafist imam,” translated from “Attaque de Rambouillet : Jamel Gorchane était en contact avec un imam salafiste,” Reflets, April 27, 2021.

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French Police Break Up Mass Parties Defying COVID Curfew

Hundreds of people flouted France’s coronavirus curfew over the weekend with underground parties in at least two cities, while police managed to prevent organisers from staging a mass rave in Paris, officials said Sunday.

On Saturday near the eastern city of Dijon, nearly 400 people gathered at an abandoned hangar before police managed to cut power to the sound system at around 2:00 am Sunday.

Police also used tear gas to prevent dozens of others from trying to sneak in despite efforts to clear the premises.

Two people were detained, including the suspected organiser, and police issued 205 fines for non-respect of the nationwide curfew that starts at 7:00 pm.

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Germany: More Than 350 Arrested at May Day Protests in Berlin

(CNN) At least 93 police officers were injured and 354 people arrested in Berlin during Labor Day protests on Saturday.

Berlin city official Andreas Geisel condemned the violence on Sunday, saying it had “nothing to do with political protest.”

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German Police Tell People to Stop Posting Vaccination Passports on Social Media

German police have warned people not to post images of their vaccination passports on social media to brag to their friends, as the information could be used by fraudsters.

The German police released a statement on Thursday urging people not to post pictures of their vaccination passports after they receive vaccines for the Wuhan virus, saying that criminals could use the data to create fake passports.

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Malta: Around 150 Youths Fined for Illegal Parties Over the Weekend

The police fined over 150 people for organizing and attending illegal parties over the weekend in Mellieha and Pembroke.

Last Saturday, at around 3:00 am, St Julian’s district police received information on a number of people drinking by the shore in Pembroke.

When the police arrived onsite, a number of young people were spotted drinking, and tried to flee the scene.

Around 80 fines were issued for the improper use of face masks and for congregating in groups of larger than four.

In a separate case on Sunday morning, St Julian’s police received a report at around 2:00 am that a group of people were drinking on the Pembroke shore. 35 people were fined.

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UK Black Studies Prof: ‘America is a Racist Project… Europe on Steroids’

Britain’s inaugural professor of ‘Black Studies’ has branded the United States of America a “racist project from its very beginnings”, akin to “Europe on steroids”.

Kehinde Andrews, who teaches at the publicly-funded Birmingham City University’s School of Social Sciences, told Bloomberg that the idea of “incremental change, progress within the system” in the United States frames the issues the country faces incorrectly, as “the actual system is the problem”.

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UK: Priti Patel Decries Extinction Rebellion for Using ‘Dangerous Tactics’

Home Secretary Priti Patel has vowed not to stand by as pressure group Extinction Rebellion (XR) uses “dangerous tactics in the name of environmentalism”.

The group staged “protest of one” road blocks on Saturday to demonstrate against the Government’s lack of action on climate change.

Ms Patel criticised XR just days after six Extinction Rebellion protesters were cleared of causing criminal damage to Shell’s London headquarters despite the judge directing jurors they had no defence in law.

She told The Sun on Sunday: “I would not be delivering on my promise to the law-abiding majority if I stood by as Extinction Rebellion deployed dangerous tactics in the name of environmentalism.”

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YouTube Temporarily Suspended Video Featuring Former UK Pathologist’s Criticism of Lockdowns

YouTube has reinstated a featured video from Unlocked, a British independent media outlet, after the channel’s appeal and soon after it was contacted by Reclaim The Net over the video’s removal.

The video features retired NHS pathologist and professor Dr. John Lee and discusses the government’s response to the pandemic in a way that was critical of lockdowns.

The video was suspended by YouTube the same day that it went live.

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Hezbollah Supporters, Pro-Palestinian Social Media Celebrate Meron Deaths

While in Israel people stood in long lines to donate blood after the tragedy on Lag Ba’omer, uniting Arabs and Jews who both mourned the victims, there were media in the region and anti-Israel voices that celebrated the deaths.

While it is difficult to quantify all the hatred against Israel, it was clear that some Arabic language media reported the dead as “settlers,” while others included a large number of comments supporting the fatalities.

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India: ‘if You Talk Against Jihad, We Will Chop Your Tongue Off, Inshallah’: Terrorist Issues Death Threat Against J&K BJP Chief Ravinder Raina

An unidentified terrorist has recently released a video in which he has threatened to assassinate BJP leader from Jammu and Kashmir Ravinder Raina if he continues to speak against jihad.

With his face covered with a veil and holding a rifle, the terrorist in the video threatens to chop off Raina’s tongue if he persists in speaking against Pakistan and Islamic jihad.

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Burkina Faso: Muslims Murder Three European Journalists, Injure Six Others in Jihad Attack

A jihadist insurgency that began in 2015 has been the occasion for an appalling number of mass slaughters. So far, the jihadist insurgency has left over than 1,200 dead and about one million displaced — those have fled the violence.

Italy24 has a summary report here: “Jihadist attack in Burkina Faso, three kidnapped European journalists killed”.

As always, the jihadist objective is to establish a caliphate and expand the hegemony of the Sharia. But the so-called human rights “experts” ignore the real victims, so as to not offend Islam.

“‘Terrorists’ Kill Three European Journalists In Burkina Faso,” AFP, April 28 2021.

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Fulani Herdsmen Kill 33 Christians in One Week in Benue, Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) — Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Monday night (April 26) killed 10 Christians who had taken refuge in a camp for the displaced in north-central Nigeria, bringing to 33 the number of Christians slain in Benue state the past week, sources said.

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Nigeria: Muslims Seek Out and Murder Two Christians and Two Muslims They Didn’t Think Were Islamic Enough

When jihadis kill fellow Muslims, Western analysts use the murders to argue that the jihadis aren’t really Islamic at all. The Islamic State West Africa Province, however, offers a different explanation for why it kills Muslims: “We are fighting unbelievers; Christians and any other person or group going against the teaching of Islam even if they are Muslims.”

“Jihadists Seek Out and Kill Two Nigerian Christians During Attack on Town in Yobe State,” Barnabas Fund, April 30, 2021.

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Germany: Muslim Migrant Stabs His Wife to Death in Front of His Three Small Children to Cleanse His Honor

They are not dangerous, they are in danger! Celebrate diversity!

“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4)

Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’“ And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

Until the encouragement Islamic law gives to honor killing is acknowledged and confronted, more women will suffer.

“Syrian stabbed his wife in the car,” translated from “Syrer erstach seine Ehefrau im Auto,” by Markus Brekenkamp, Bild, April 23, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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New Zealand: Book Festival Cancels Harry Potter Segment, Citing J.K. Rowling’s Comments on Gender

A Harry Potter-themed event at a New Zealand book festival has been canceled over author J.K. Rowling’s controversial comments on gender.

Organizers of Featherston’s Booktown Karukatea eliminated a quiz about the popular young adult series after Rowling tweeted a series of opinionsthat some called transphobic, according to Stuff.

The best-selling British author was swiftly met with backlash by many in the LGBTQ community, and some stars of the Harry Potter films.

The controversy started when Rowling panned an article for using the term “people who menstruate” instead of “women” last year.

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Riot Games to Start Recording Conversations in Order to Police “Harassment”

Developer Riot Games, owned by Chinese giant Tencent, is to begin recording in-game chats in Valorant to combat “harassment” and make its games “safe and inclusive for everyone.”

Riot Games will test the in-game chat recording feature in just Valorant for now. However, its harassment policy change is supposed to apply to all of its games, including Teamfight Tactics, Wild Rift, and League of Legends.

The developer insists that it will listen to a recording only when a complaint is filed; it will not actively listen to all recordings. Though, that does mean it will store recordings of player conversations.

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

11 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/2/2021

  1. Another day, another basket of lunacy.

    Thank you, Baron.

    Btw, gateway pundit has become largely clickbait, with wall to wall ads. I have an ad blocker, so for me it’s wall to wall grey. I try not to go there anymore…

    • I mostly avoid GP, too. They have occasional exclusives, but they’re largely derivative from other material, so stopping there is not an absolute necessity.

  2. “Kehinde Andrews, who teaches at the publicly-funded Birmingham City University’s School of Social Sciences, told Bloomberg that the idea of “incremental change, progress within the system” in the United States frames the issues the country faces incorrectly, as “the actual system is the problem”. ”

    Kehinde Andrews is a pseudo academic obsessed by Race and Colonial issues. He is anti British, Anti-western and anti-white yet resides in the UK, where he continues to bite the hand that feeds him. His inane wittering should be ignored.

    • Ole Kinhende is another bloody 3rd worlder who thinks the natives will change to his way, the way of the bloody 3rd world, he and the rest of his ilk are about to find out that it is not nice to awaken the wrath of the angry Saxon.
      You can no longer ignore these whackademics, you shoot them as Napoleon like to say.

  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeWdpXS2OJ8

    A Muslim resource writes:
    https://islamnews.ru/news-v-dum-rt-pristydili-beguniy-za-otkrovennuyu-trenirovku-na-fone-mecheti-kul-sharif

    The video captures about a dozen participants of the Kazan Marathon in leggings, who squat and dance, looking at the mosque located across the road. Moreover, the operator removes the athletes from the back, as a result, the video turned out to be very frank. Many local residents expressed their outrage at another such trick involving young people. As Rafik Mukhametshin, the deputy head of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan, noted to the publication “Podyom”, the incident is nothing more than a provocation, since there are many places in the city where one can squat against the background of religious objects. According to him, excuses that Russia, they say, is a secular state, therefore, “what we want, we do it” in this situation is impossible. “For the religious Muslim community, such forms are unacceptable,” insists the deputy mufti of the Republic of Tatarstan. The author of the video claims that the mosque got into the frame by accident, and the training before the race was carried out on a stage specially installed here.

  4. “A juror in the Derek Chauvin trial hid that he was a Black Lives Matter activist to convince the judge that he was “impartial.”
    Juror #52, now identified as Brandon Mitchell, is also encouraging people to try to get on juries to “spark some change.”

    During jury selection, Mitchell claimed that he had very little knowledge of the case. However, Mitchell was photographed last August wearing a shirt that read “Get your knee off our necks” and “BLM.”” — Not being a lawyer, I don’t know for sure, but this reads as evidence for a Chauvin mistrial–

    • When ole Chauvin get his retrial and gets off, that’ll send those commie blmers into a massive frenzy, then hopefully the cops go to the donut shop instead of letting nature take it’s course and the culling can begin.

    • Chauvins trial lawyer has filed for a new trial because of this black jurors lie. Also Maxine Waters stunt and the cities payout of $27m to the Floyd family will help his defence of Chauvin.

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