Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/23/2021

Spanish police broke up an illegal lockdown-violating party on the island of Majorca. Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he is not convinced that the COVID-19 virus originated naturally, and supports further investigation into its origins.

In other news, a mass shooting at a house party in New Jersey left two people dead and twelve others wounded, some with life-threatening injuries.

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Financial Crisis
» Bitcoin Value Cut in Half as Cryptocurrencies Tumble in Weekend Slide
 
USA
» A Mass Shooting at a House Party With Hundreds of Guests Leaves 2 Dead and 12 Others Shot
» A New Replication Crisis: Research That is Less Likely to be True is Cited More
» Busted: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Violates Her Own COVID-19 Orders at Dive Bar
» Climate Activists Block Morrison Bridge on-Ramp
» Exclusive: Charges Dropped for Suspect in Assault, Attempted Carjacking of Older SF Woman
» Fauci ‘Not Convinced’ COVID Developed Naturally, Backs Investigation
» Hate Hoax: Police Reports Show Black Minnesota High Schooler Sent Racist Messages to Black Students
» Huntington Beach Police Declare Unlawful Assembly After Crowd of 2,500 Becomes ‘Unruly’
» Ilhan Omar’s Daughter Comes Out as a Communist After Supporting Riots, Calling for Insurrection
» Islamic State Circulates Pic of Biden Being Murdered Outside the Capitol Building
» Judge Orders Audit of 145,000 Absentee Ballots in Fulton County, Georgia
» Los Angeles: Muslims in Two Cars Who Chased Jewish Man on Foot Were Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’
» Miami: Pro-Jihad Thugs Throw Garbage at Jewish Family, Scream ‘Free Palestine’ And ‘I’M Gonna Rape Your Wife’
» NFL’s Eugene Chung Says the NFL Told Him He’s Not ‘Really’ a Minority
» NYC: Soccer Pro Recounts ‘One Guy Asks Me if I Was Jewish. Then I Saw Them Withdrawing Knives.’
» Portland City Council Reluctant to Move Forward on Police Body-Worn Cameras
» Revealed: Most of the $50 Billion in Woke Corporate Donations to Racial Justice Causes Did Not Reach Black Communities
» Skokie, Illinois: Pro-Jihad Vandal Smashes Synagogue Window, Leaves Palestine Flag and Pro-Jihad Sign Inside
» Suspect Charged With Brutal Beating of Jewish Man in New York Set Free
» Texas Governor to Sign Bill That Makes it a Felony for Protesters to Block Emergency Vehicles
» U.S. Seizes $90,000 From Man Who Sold Footage of U.S. Capitol Riot
» Watch: BLM Co-Founder Calls Police a ‘Terrorist Organization’, Says She ‘Always Wanted to Fight Them’
 
Canada
» Street Church Congregation Continues to Meet After Pastor Arrested for Violating Health Orders
» Toronto Protesters: “Jews, Remember [The Battle of] Khaybar”
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria: Muslim Who Painted ‘Allahu Akbar’ on State Parliament and Christian Symbol is Migrant Known to Police
» German Jew Kicked by Random Stranger as the Man Taking Video Laughs
» Italian Cable Car Plunges to the Ground, Killing at Least 14
» Spain: Police Break Up Illegal Party in Manacor
» Spain: New Catalan Leader Vows to Keep Up Independence Fight
» UK Health Secretary RT Refers to COVID Passport Skeptics as “Crazies”
» UK: BBC’s Reputation ‘Highly Damaged’, Says Minister Priti Patel
» UK: Former British Prime Minister Warns Against Pernicious Political Correctness
» UK: Mohammed, Muhammed and Mohamed Posted Jihad Material Online, Supported Violent Jihad Against Non-Muslims
» UK: Muslim Says He’ll ‘Stamp on the Grave’ of Soldier Beheaded by Muslims on London Street
» UK: Vegan Extinction Rebellion Fanatics Blockade McDonald’s for Second Day
» UK: Watch: Pro-Palestinian Mob Attacks Car on the Streets of London
 
North Africa
» “Tied Up and Tortured”: The Persecution of Christians, April 2021
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Muslim Rioters Burn 10 Synagogues, 112 Jewish Homes, 29 Mosques Exposed as Weapons Storage Sites
 
Middle East
» Saudi Arabia: 121 Women Arrested for Flouting COVID-19 Rules
» Video: Man Holds Greek Flag Near Hagia Sophia, Turks React With Rage and Violence
 
South Asia
» At Height of Conflict, Pakistani MP Called for Jihad Against Israel, Including the Use of Nuclear Weapons
» India: Muslim Mob Sets Hindu Houses on Fire, Lynches 70-Year-Old Man, Assaults Pregnant Woman
» India: Hindu Convert to Islam Arrested for Spreading Jihad Ideology, Inciting Riots
» India: Muslim Plots to Murder Hindu Priest for Criticizing Muhammad
» Thailand: Rawai Bar Charged for COVID-19 Violation, Serving Alcohol
 
Far East
» Intelligence on Sick Staff at Wuhan Lab Fuels Debate on COVID-19 Origin
» Japanese Red Cross Refusing Blood Donations From People Who Have Been Injected With Coronavirus “Vaccines”
 
Australia — Pacific
» Muslima Threatens Pro-Israel Rally, Commenters Add ‘I’m Pulling Up With AK-47s, ‘ ‘Soon Inshallah’
» New Zealand: Muslim Searched Internet for Guidance on How to Make Explosives and Elude Intelligence Agencies
» Pro-Jihad Vandals Attack Jewish-Owned Shop, Despite Owner’s Opposition to Zionism
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Burkina Faso: Muslims Murder 15 Christians at Baptism Party
» Congo Volcano’s Lava Flows Short of Goma; 5 Dead in Crash
 
Latin America
» Jamaica: 29 Arrested for DRMA Breaches in Westmoreland
 
Immigration
» Belgium: One Muslim Migrant Beats Boy for Being Homosexual, Another Films Beating and Screams ‘Allahu Akbar’
» Germany: Muslim Migrant Murders Sister’s Boyfriend Because He Was Christian
» Germany: Muslim Migrant Brutally Attacks Transvestite, Stabbing Him Repeatedly
» Spain Rescues 65 Migrants Off Gran Canaria
 
Culture Wars
» US Army Shuts Down YouTube Comment Section Mocking ‘Woke’ Recruitment Ad
 

Bitcoin Value Cut in Half as Cryptocurrencies Tumble in Weekend Slide

The cryptocurrency craze continued its financial fickleness Sunday with several of the well-known digital dollars tumbling but the best-known — Bitcoin — may be proving to be the most volatile.

While Bitcoin was down 12% on Sunday from its Saturday price, it is off 50% from its 2021 high. On April 14, Bitcoin closed at $64,895.22, a little over a month later on mid-day Sunday, the price was $32,601.

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

A Mass Shooting at a House Party With Hundreds of Guests Leaves 2 Dead and 12 Others Shot

A house party packed with hundreds of guests devolved into chaos when gunfire erupted, killing at least two people and wounding a dozen more.

A man and a woman were shot and killed at the house party in Cumberland County, New Jersey State Police said.

At least 12 more people were shot in the melee on East Commerce Street in Fairfield Township around 11:50 p.m. Saturday.

Cooper University Hospital in Camden said it received six victims from a shooting at a home in Cumberland County.

It’s not clear how many victims in total were taken from the scene to area hospitals…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

A New Replication Crisis: Research That is Less Likely to be True is Cited More

Papers in leading psychology, economic and science journals that fail to replicate and therefore are less likely to be true are often the most cited papers in academic research, according to a new study by the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management.

Published in Science Advances, the paper explores the ongoing “replication crisis” in which researchers have discovered that many findings in the fields of social sciences and medicine don’t hold up when other researchers try to repeat the experiments.

The paper reveals that findings from studies that cannot be verified when the experiments are repeated have a bigger influence over time. The unreliable research tends to be cited as if the results were true long after the publication failed to replicate.

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

Busted: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Violates Her Own COVID-19 Orders at Dive Bar

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was seen at the East Lansing dive bar Landshark over the weekend with a large group of friends in violation of her own COVID-19 orders, exclusive photos obtained by Breitbart reveal.

Whitmer was spotted among 13 people, including appointed Chief Operating Officer Tricia Foster. A friend had posted the photos to Facebook on Saturday, before deleting and then re-uploading without the governor and aid included in the new post.

The governor’s restaurant capacity order issued May 15 states that “consumption of food or beverages is permitted only in a designated dining area where patrons are seated, groups of patrons are separated by at least 6 feet, no more than 6 patrons are seated together (at a table, booth, or group of fixed seats), and groups of patrons do not intermingle.”

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

Climate Activists Block Morrison Bridge on-Ramp

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Morrison Bridge on-ramp in downtown Portland was temporarily blocked by a pink-colored boat Saturday afternoon as part of a call to action from climate activist group Extinction Rebellion.

It’s not the first time the group has blocked this stretch of road.

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

Exclusive: Charges Dropped for Suspect in Assault, Attempted Carjacking of Older SF Woman

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — There has been a bombshell development in the case of an older woman who was assaulted in an attempted carjacking in San Francisco earlier this year. Sources tell ABC7 News anchor Dion Lim that felony charges against one of the suspects were dropped by the district attorney.

Now the victim herself, speaking through her son, is reacting, as well as the Good Samaritan who saved her.

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Fauci ‘Not Convinced’ COVID Developed Naturally, Backs Investigation

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top adviser to President Biden on the coronavirus pandemic, said he’s “not convinced” the deadly virus developed naturally and has called for further investigations into where it emerged.

Fauci was asked during a Poynter event, “United Facts of America: A Festival of Fact-Checking,” earlier this month about whether he was confident that COVID-19 developed naturally.

“No actually. I am not convinced about that. I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best of our ability what happened,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, said, according to Fox News.

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

Hate Hoax: Police Reports Show Black Minnesota High Schooler Sent Racist Messages to Black Students

Police in Minnesota have used forensics to determine that the creator of an Instagram account from which racist private messages to black students was a black female student at White Bear Lake High School.

In yet another “hate hoax” incident, it appears that the girl was sending racist messages to other black female students, although police could only confirm that she was the one who created the account. As far as individual messages go, they can, however, confirm that the messages did originate from her home IP.

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

Huntington Beach Police Declare Unlawful Assembly After Crowd of 2,500 Becomes ‘Unruly’

Huntington Beach, Calif., police declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night after a party crowd of 2,500, apparently drawn by a viral social media post, started to become unruly, CNN reported.

Police said they put in place an emergency curfew from 11:30 p.m. Saturday to 5:30 a.m. Sunday after reports of a rowdy crowd in the streets shooting fireworks and vandalizing stores.

“As the crowd size continued to grow rapidly, large groups disbursed into various locations throughout the area, throwing bottles, rocks, fireworks, and other items at officers. At that time, the HBPD requested assistance from outside agencies,” Huntington Beach police told CNN in a statement. “Throughout the course of the evening, over 150 officers from virtually all agencies within Orange County were deployed to Huntington Beach based on the pre-arranged request for assistance.”

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

Ilhan Omar’s Daughter Comes Out as a Communist After Supporting Riots, Calling for Insurrection

Isra Hirsi, daughter of far-left progressive congresswoman Ilhan Omar, has called for a communist insurrection, and now she’s stated that she’s a communist. She’s heading off to Barnard College in the fall.

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Islamic State Circulates Pic of Biden Being Murdered Outside the Capitol Building

The Islamic State (ISIS) issued similar threats to Trump and Obama. It seems oblivious to the fact that some American politicians pursue policies that aid and enable the advance of the global jihad.

“Despite your arrogance America, the war of the Mujahideen will humiliate you and lower your head”

Humiliating unbelievers is a central Islamic duty: “Fight against those do not believe in Allah or the last day, and do not forbid what Allah and his messenger have forbidden, and do not follow the religion of truth, even if they are among the people of the book, until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.” (Qur’an 9:29)

“VILE THREAT ISIS supporters share chilling pic of Biden being ‘executed’ outside Capitol building,” by Chris Bradford, The Sun, May 17, 2021.

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

Judge Orders Audit of 145,000 Absentee Ballots in Fulton County, Georgia

A Georgia judge is allowing officials to audit roughly 145,000 absentee ballots cast in Fulton County in the 2020 election, attempting to ensure the integrity and security of the state’s elections.

The audit will allow for the examination of signatures on the ballots to ensure that they are legitimate, according to a Georgia Star News report.

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Los Angeles: Muslims in Two Cars Who Chased Jewish Man on Foot Were Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’

“Allahu akbar” means “Allah is greater,” that is, greater than your god. It’s a declaration of supremacism that often accompanies violent jihad attacks. But remember, the Israeli-”Palestinian” conflict is all about “occupation.”

“LA Jewish man chased by 2 vehicles waving Palestinian flags: ‘They were yelling Allahu akbar,’“ by Yael Halon, Fox News, May 21, 2021 (thanks to Ken).

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

Miami: Pro-Jihad Thugs Throw Garbage at Jewish Family, Scream ‘Free Palestine’ And ‘I’M Gonna Rape Your Wife’

Not sure which side is right? Look at attacks such as this one. Generally the side that goes in for intimidation, thuggery, and violence against innocent people is not on the side of righteousness, whatever its self-image and claims may be.

“Jewish family harassed in Miami area, get help from gun owner: reports,” by David Aaro, Fox News, May 21, 2021.

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

NFL’s Eugene Chung Says the NFL Told Him He’s Not ‘Really’ a Minority

Former NFL offensive tackle and decorated assistant coach Eugene Chung told the media on Saturday that he was denied a job because he was “really not a minority”.

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NYC: Soccer Pro Recounts ‘One Guy Asks Me if I Was Jewish. Then I Saw Them Withdrawing Knives.’

Thuggery encouraged and emboldened by the near-universal demonization of Israel, largely based on fabricated “Palestinian” jihad propaganda.

“Pro Soccer Player Details Horrifying Anti-Semitic Threat: They Asked Me If I Was Jewish, ‘Then I Saw Them Withdrawing Knives,’“ by Brandon Contes, Mediaite, May 21, 2021.

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Portland City Council Reluctant to Move Forward on Police Body-Worn Cameras

PORTLAND, Ore — Portland city leaders are reluctant to equip police officers with body-worn cameras because of funding concerns and questions about their effectiveness.

KGW asked every city commissioner and the mayor if they supported body-worn cameras. The responses were mixed.

The inquiry followed a KGW investigation that found of the 75 largest municipal law enforcement agencies in the country, Portland was the only police department that doesn’t use body-worn cameras.

[Comment: Andy Ngo tweeted: PortlandPolice have been asking for years for body cameras but the city council won’t vote to give the funding for them. Why? City council members like

@JoAnnPDX

know that the footage often exonerates officers & captures key evidence of suspects.]

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Revealed: Most of the $50 Billion in Woke Corporate Donations to Racial Justice Causes Did Not Reach Black Communities

American corporations that have pledged to support black communities over the past year have been lax in paying out, according to a new study.

A total of approximately $50 billion has been promised by a slew of companies, including Facebook, Target and Apple. And of this amount, only about $250 million has been spent or even earmarked, the Financial Times reported.

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Skokie, Illinois: Pro-Jihad Vandal Smashes Synagogue Window, Leaves Palestine Flag and Pro-Jihad Sign Inside

Jews are being attacked all over the world. Yet the establishment media and the political class still maintain that the “Palestinians” are the victims.

“Vandalism at Skokie synagogue being investigated as hate crime,” by Diane Pathieu, WLS, May 17, 2021.

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Suspect Charged With Brutal Beating of Jewish Man in New York Set Free

A man arrested in connection to the beating of a Jewish man in Midtown Manhattan was released on bail Thursday, telling prosecutors on Sunday that he would “do it again.”

Waseem Awawdeh, 23, was held on $10,000 bail after being accused of beating Joseph Borgen, 29, with crutches, as well as punching, kicking, and pepper-spraying the man, the New York Post reports.

Awawdeh, according to a prosecutor at his Sunday arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court, had reportedly told one of his jailers that “if I could do it again, I would do it again.”

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Texas Governor to Sign Bill That Makes it a Felony for Protesters to Block Emergency Vehicles

House Bill 9, which makes it a felony to knowingly block emergency vehicles or hospital entrances, is heading to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk to be signed into law.

The Texas Senate passed the bill 25-5, which would make it a state jail felony to knowingly prevent an emergency vehicle that flashes light and sirens from passing, as well as blocking licensed hospitals.

Abbott voiced his support for the bill in a tweet Saturday as well as indicated his support for signing, saying “that chaos won’t be tolerated in Texas.”

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U.S. Seizes $90,000 From Man Who Sold Footage of U.S. Capitol Riot

U.S. authorities have confiscated roughly $90,000 from a Utah man who sold footage of a woman being fatally shot during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, according to court filings.

Prosecutors also have filed additional criminal charges against the man, John Earle Sullivan, a self-described political activist who is accused of entering the Capitol building and participating in the riot, the filings unsealed on Thursday showed.

Sullivan now faces a total of eight criminal counts, including weapons charges, related to the riot. Sullivan’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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

Watch: BLM Co-Founder Calls Police a ‘Terrorist Organization’, Says She ‘Always Wanted to Fight Them’

Video has surfaced of a 2015 speech from Marxist owner of multiple properties and BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors saying that it has been a lifelong goal of hers to “fight the police”.

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

Street Church Congregation Continues to Meet After Pastor Arrested for Violating Health Orders

Calgary’s Street Church met again Saturday in violation of public health orders, two weeks after police arrested its pastor for organizing the illegal gatherings.

Church pastor Artur Pawlowski was arrested May 8 and charged with organizing an illegal in-person gathering as well as “requesting, inciting or inviting others” to join. His brother, Dawid Pawlowski, was also arrested and faces the same charges.

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Toronto Protesters: “Jews, Remember [The Battle of] Khaybar”

On May 15, 2021 thousands answered the call of the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) and gathered at Nathan Philip Square in Toronto to commemorate “the 73rd year of the Palestinian catastrophe” — the Nakbah. The annual event is generally commemorated on 15 May, the day after the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the creation of the State of Israel in its place.

During the rally a group of protesters bearing Palestinian flags and anti-Israel signs chanted (originally in Arabic):

  • Praise Allah
  • Allah is the Greatest
  • Jews, remember the battle of Khaybar
  • Zion [Jews], remember the battle of Khaybar
  • From Sea [Jordan River, Dead Sea] to [Mediterranean] Sea Palestine is Arab

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

Austria: Muslim Who Painted ‘Allahu Akbar’ on State Parliament and Christian Symbol is Migrant Known to Police

Not only that, but “Graz has long been considered the center of Islamism in Austria. Half of all mosques are classified as radical by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution.”

Why are they allowed to operate? What does Austria gain by their presence, or by the presence of this supremacist and criminal migrant? Why do Austria and other European countries allow more supremacists and criminals among the migrants to enter the country every day?

An update on this story. “‘Allahu akbar’ graffiti sprayed on the state parliament and Marian column,” translated from ““Allahu akbar”-Graffiti auf Landtag und Mariensäule gesprüht,” Tagesstimme, May 20, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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

German Jew Kicked by Random Stranger as the Man Taking Video Laughs

The hatred of Jews is once again being normalized, thanks to the “Palestinian” jihad, the canny PR program that makes people think it is righteous, and the Islamic antisemitism that underlies it.

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Italian Cable Car Plunges to the Ground, Killing at Least 14

.ROME — A cable car taking visitors to a mountaintop view of some of northern Italy’s most picturesque lakes plummeted to the ground Sunday and then tumbled down the slope, killing 14 people. The lone survivor, a young child, was hospitalized in serious condition with broken bones, authorities said.

Six of the dead were Israeli citizens, including a family of four who lived in Italy, the Israeli foreign ministry said. It wasn’t clear if the other couple was related.

The mayor of Stresa, where the incident occurred, said it appeared that a cable broke, sending the car careening until it hit a pylon and then fell to the ground. At that point, the car overturned “two or three times before hitting some trees,” said Mayor Marcella Severino. Some of those who died were thrown from the cabin.

The Italian government announced a commission to investigate the disaster, which is likely to renew questions about the quality and safety of Italy’s transport infrastructure…

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Spain: Police Break Up Illegal Party in Manacor

On Saturday night, Manacor and National Police broke up an illegal party at a property in Manacor. There were numerous young people, many of whom ran off when the police turned up.

The Covid regulations in Mallorca permit social gatherings of no more than six people indoors and eight people outdoors. Illegal parties, it has been said by the island’s nightlife sector, are a consequence of restrictions that don’t allow clubs to open at present. These parties, the sector has added, are potential sources of infection as there are no controls, whereas clubs are capable of ensuring controls.

Last week, the Abone association, which represents nightlife businesses, sat down with the Balearic government and initiated talks designed to bring about a reopening and to establish new protocols for health control. The two sides hadn’t talked for months. There is now a new board at Abone, and last week’s meeting was described as positive.

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Spain: New Catalan Leader Vows to Keep Up Independence Fight

Moderate separatist leader Pere Aragones pledged to keep up Catalonia’s fight for independence as he was elected Friday president of the northern Spanish region which tried to break away four years ago, plunging the country into turmoil.

In October 2017, Catalonia’s separatist government staged an illegal referendum and then made a short-lived declaration of independence, sparking Spain’s worst political crisis in decades and the exile or jailing of the main independence leaders.

The 38-year-old Aragones has called on Madrid to organise an independence referendum for Catalonia, one of the country’s richest regions and home to about 7.8 million people.

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UK Health Secretary RT Refers to COVID Passport Skeptics as “Crazies”

UK civil liberties and privacy group Big Brother Watch Director Silkie Carlo has criticized the country’s Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and MP Matt Hancock for retweeting a post by Mail on Sunday commentator Dan Hodges, who praised the NHS App.

In the tweet, Hodges appears delighted with the National Health Service (NHS) app, calling it amazing, complete with “cool” features like scanning one’s face and driver’s license — to reveal “everything”: medical records, including those related to Covid.

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UK: BBC’s Reputation ‘Highly Damaged’, Says Minister Priti Patel

Senior minister Priti Patel has said that the BBC’s reputation is “highly damaged” following the Dyson report that found Martin Bashir had used deception to obtain an interview with Diana, Princess of Wales and that the BBC had covered up what it knew about how the journalist obtained the interview.

Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday, Home Secretary Patel said: “There is no doubt this world-class institution and its reputation has been highly damaged.”

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UK: Former British Prime Minister Warns Against Pernicious Political Correctness

Under normal circumstances, Tony Blair, the British prime minister from 1997 to 2007, should be the “icon” of, at least, the British Left. As the only Labor leader since 1974, he won parliamentary elections three times in a row (1997, 2001 and 2005). But the reality is different: If the British left cannot stand someone’s name and hates someone “to death,” it is Blair. There are many reasons for this, and now another one has been added: The former prime minister has earnestly warned his fellow party members that political correctness is something that can never bring them electoral success. Quite the opposite.

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UK: Mohammed, Muhammed and Mohamed Posted Jihad Material Online, Supported Violent Jihad Against Non-Muslims

Isn’t a coincidence that they all had the same first name. One might almost get the idea that all this had something to do with Islam, if our moral superiors such as Pope Francis weren’t around to assure us of the contrary.

“Peterborough 20-year-old found spreading ‘warped views’ encouraging violent terrorism,” by Fiona Leishman, CambridgeshireLive, May 21, 2021.

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UK: Muslim Says He’ll ‘Stamp on the Grave’ of Soldier Beheaded by Muslims on London Street

Lee Rigby was a British soldier who was murdered on May 22, 2013 by Islamic jihadis in broad daylight on a London street. One then approached someone nearby and explained the Qur’anic verse (9:29) that led him to do it. And now this Muslim in London says he will stamp on his grave. As the young men in this video get older and have children, what will Britain be like?

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UK: Vegan Extinction Rebellion Fanatics Blockade McDonald’s for Second Day

Police have arrested 14 vegan activists after they set up demonstrations to block food distribution sites for McDonalds across the UK — with customers reporting a shortage of burgers, fries and breakfast items at some restaurants.

Up to 100 Animal Rebellion demonstrators blocked the entrances to distribution sites in Hemel Hempstead, Basingstoke, Coventry and Greater Manchester using trucks and shackling themselves to bamboo structures at around 4am yesterday.

At around 5pm the group, which is demanding fast food giant McDonald’s commit to becoming fully plant-based by 2025, revealed police left for the night at sites in Coventry and Manchester.

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UK: Watch: Pro-Palestinian Mob Attacks Car on the Streets of London

Brexit leader Nigel Farage declared that “London in 2021 is not a safe place to be” following footage emerging of pro-Palestinian activists attacking a car during a demonstration against Israel on Saturday.

London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said that the National Demonstration for Palestine passed without “any significant incidents”. However, in a statement, the Met did corroborate footage shared online of a band of Palestinian flag-waving thugs attacking a car that was passing by.

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“Tied Up and Tortured”: The Persecution of Christians, April 2021

The Slaughter of Christians

Egypt: In a video released on April 17, Muslims connected to the Islamic State in Sinai executed 62-year-old Nabil Habashi Salama, a Christian. Salama appears on his knees in the video, with three men holding rifles standing behind him. The one in the middle launches into a typical jihadi diatribe: “All praise to Allah, who ordered his slaves [Muslims] to fight and who assigned humiliation onto the infidels” —pointing contemptuously at the kneeling Christian before him — “until they pay the jizya while feeling utterly subdued.” The words are a paraphrasing of Koran 9:29, which commands Muslims to “fight the people of the book,” understood as meaning Christians and Jews, “until they pay the jizya (monetary tribute) with willing submissiveness and feel themselves utterly subdued.”

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Muslim Rioters Burn 10 Synagogues, 112 Jewish Homes, 29 Mosques Exposed as Weapons Storage Sites

Nothing to see here. Doesn’t every church have a weapons stockpile? The Left today seems to think so.

“Muslim Rioters in Israel Burn 10 Synagogues, 112 Jewish Homes,” United With Israel, May 21, 2021.

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Saudi Arabia: 121 Women Arrested for Flouting COVID-19 Rules

Cairo: 121 women have been arrested for attending an illegal wedding gathering in violation of regulations aimed to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia’s border region of Jizan, a police official said.

The violators were arrested in a wedding hall in Jizan’s governorate of Al Darb, spokesman for the region’s police Major Naif Abdulrahman added.

“Disciplinary procedures were taken and related penalties were applied to the inviter, the person responsible for the gathering and everyone who attended the illegal gathering,” he said.

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Video: Man Holds Greek Flag Near Hagia Sophia, Turks React With Rage and Violence

The “most vile of created beings,” as the Qur’an calls non-Muslims (98:6), should not be so insolent. They should know that it is their duty to submit humbly to Islamic hegemony (cf. Qur’an 9:29).

“How Turks react to the Greek flag near Hagia Sophia? (video),” Proto Thema, May 13, 2021 (thanks to Elizabeth).

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At Height of Conflict, Pakistani MP Called for Jihad Against Israel, Including the Use of Nuclear Weapons

What interest does Pakistan have in a far-off conflict? It’s all about Islam, the aspect of the conflict that everyone ignores. Find out why this hamstrings all efforts at finding a peaceful solution in The Palestinian Delusion.

“Pakistani MP calls for use of nuclear weapons against Israel,” by Dean Shmuel Elmas, Israel Hayom, May 19, 2021 (thanks to Henry).

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India: Muslim Mob Sets Hindu Houses on Fire, Lynches 70-Year-Old Man, Assaults Pregnant Woman

Watch for the international media to publish a new round of stories about how Muslims are oppressed in India.

“Exclusive: Dalits in Bihar’s Purnia rendered homeless after Islamist mob attack their colony and set it on fire: All we know so far,” by Jhankar Mohta, OpIndia, May 22, 2021.

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India: Hindu Convert to Islam Arrested for Spreading Jihad Ideology, Inciting Riots

There have been frequent reports about the forced conversion of Hindus to Islam. This, however, was ostensibly a willing conversion. The convert, Senthil Kumar, aka Mohammed Iqbal, then got involved in jihad activity; in normative Islam, supremacism is foundational. Expanding Islam by whatever means is also pivotal.

If 1400 years of jihad still hasn’t revealed to Leftists the core of Islamic supremacism in Islam, nothing will or even could.

“Madurai: NIA Arrests Hindu Convert To Islam Over Spreading Terrorist Ideology, Inciting Communal Riots,” Swarajya, May 19, 2021.

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India: Muslim Plots to Murder Hindu Priest for Criticizing Muhammad

Saraswati said: “There is no difference between Islam and Islamic radicalism. Islam is radical. There is no soft Islam. Islam is about Mohammed’s direction. Muslims must obey and follow Mohammed’s thoughts and teaching. Islam is a danger to all religions in this world. There has been no reformation in Islam for over 1400 years it has become more dangerous today.”

That is all true, but to prove now that Saraswati was wrong and Islam is a religion of peace, Mohammed Jaan Dar and other Muslims want to behead him. That’ll show him.

“Repeat Of Kamlesh Tiwari? Delhi Police Say They Have Uncovered Plot To Assassinate Dasna Priest For ‘Blasphemy,’“ Swarajya, May 17, 2021:

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Thailand: Rawai Bar Charged for COVID-19 Violation, Serving Alcohol

The Honey Pot, a popular bar in Rawai, Phuket, was raided last night, with the manager being charged for serving alcohol in violation of Covid-19 restrictions. The Chalong Police arrived around 10:20 pm after receiving a tip about a local bar selling alcohol the foreigners. The bar manager was taken into custody and brought to the Chalong Police Station.

The Phuket province has been cracking down on illegal drinking, gatherings, and other violations of the Covid-19 restrictions in place to help curb the spread of the virus as the government pushes to vaccinate everyone and make Phuket safe for international reopening in July. On Thursday night, police launched a patrol and raids all around the Thalang District in central Phuket, before last night’s raid in Rawai.

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Intelligence on Sick Staff at Wuhan Lab Fuels Debate on COVID-19 Origin

WASHINGTON—Three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology became sick enough in November 2019 that they sought hospital care, according to a previously undisclosed U.S. intelligence report that could add weight to growing calls for a fuller probe of whether the COVID-19 virus may have escaped from the laboratory.

The details of the reporting go beyond a State Department fact sheet, issued during the final days of the Trump administration, which said that several researchers at the lab, a center for the study of coronaviruses and other pathogens, became sick in autumn 2019 “with symptoms consistent with both COVID-19 and common seasonal illness.”

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Japanese Red Cross Refusing Blood Donations From People Who Have Been Injected With Coronavirus “Vaccines”

The Japanese Red Cross now refuses to accept blood donations from people who have received the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

The website of the Japanese Red Cross states that individuals who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 “are not allowed to donate blood for the time being.”

The same page warns potential blood donors that they will not be able to give their blood for a certain time after they have received different vaccinations.

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Muslima Threatens Pro-Israel Rally, Commenters Add ‘I’m Pulling Up With AK-47s, ‘ ‘Soon Inshallah’

No one is threatening the many planned pro-jihad rallies. What does that tell you?

“Planned Melbourne pro-Israel rally threatened by Islamist TikTok video,” by Dan Verbin, Arutz Sheva, May 21, 2021.

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New Zealand: Muslim Searched Internet for Guidance on How to Make Explosives and Elude Intelligence Agencies

But… but… in New Zealand the problem is all “Islamophobia”!

“Internet history of Auckland man accused of possessing Isis material reveals ‘guidelines for lone-wolf mujahideen,’“ by Sam Hurley, New Zealand Herald, May 20, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace).

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Pro-Jihad Vandals Attack Jewish-Owned Shop, Despite Owner’s Opposition to Zionism

Kowtowing to the mob will not save you.

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Burkina Faso: Muslims Murder 15 Christians at Baptism Party

Will the Islamophobia never end?

“Baptism party attacked in northern Burkina Faso, killing 15,” by Sam Mednick, Associated Press, May 19, 2021.

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Congo Volcano’s Lava Flows Short of Goma; 5 Dead in Crash

.GOMA, CONGO — Torrents of lava poured into villages after dark in eastern Congo with little warning, leaving at least 15 people dead amid the chaos and destroying more than 500 homes, officials and survivors said Sunday.

The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on Saturday night sent about 5,000 people fleeing from the city of Goma across the nearby border into Rwanda, while another 25,000 others sought refuge to the northwest in Sake, the U.N. children’s agency said Sunday.

More than 170 children were still feared missing Sunday and UNICEF officials said they were organizing transit centers to help unaccompanied children in the wake of the disaster…

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Jamaica: 29 Arrested for DRMA Breaches in Westmoreland

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The Westmoreland police on Friday prosecuted 29 people across the parish for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA).

In one instance, 19 individuals — 18 from Westmoreland and one from St Elizabeth — were arrested at 6:30 pm at an unauthorised event in Dunbar’s River in the parish. They are facing charges under the DRMA and the Noise Abatement Act.

In addition to the arrests, the police seized one monitor box, one console and a laptop computer.

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Belgium: One Muslim Migrant Beats Boy for Being Homosexual, Another Films Beating and Screams ‘Allahu Akbar’

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

“Oudenaarde (Belgium): a ‘Chechen’ teenager beats a boy because he is homosexual, another ‘Moroccan’ broadcasts the scene on Instagram with cries of ‘Allah Akbar’ (Update: the suspects released under conditions),” translated from “Audenarde (Belgique) : un ado “ Tchétchène “ tabasse un garçon, car homosexuel, un autre “ Marocain “ diffuse la scène sur Instagram aux cris “ d’Allah Akbar “ (MàJ : les suspects libére’s sous conditions),” Fdesouche, May 19, 2021 (thanks to Will).

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Germany: Muslim Migrant Murders Sister’s Boyfriend Because He Was Christian

Islamic law forbids Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men. The Qur’an allows Muslim men to marry “chaste women from among the believers and chaste women from among those who were given the Scripture before you” (5:5), that is, “the people of the book,” who are primarily Jews and Christians. A Muslim woman, however, may not marry a Christian man. The reason for this is supremacist: the Muslim community must always grow at the expense of the non-Muslim community.

“Backyard Murder: Particular Severity Confirmed,” translated from “Hinterhof-Mord: Besondere Schwere der Schuld bestätigt,” NDR, May 18, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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Germany: Muslim Migrant Brutally Attacks Transvestite, Stabbing Him Repeatedly

Celebrate diversity! Remember: only racist, bigoted “Islamophobes” object to mass Muslim migration into Europe. Sharia? Pah! It’s just like Jewish law or Catholic canon law! Nothing to be concerned about! What’s that? A death penalty for homosexuality? Have you been reading “Islamophobic” literature again?

“20-year-old in custody after knife attack,” translated from “20-Jähriger nach Messer-Attacke in U-Haft,” Bild, May 21, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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Spain Rescues 65 Migrants Off Gran Canaria

The migrants were transferred to Arguinegin port where coast guards provided protective masks and checked their temperatures as they disembarked.

Among the group of sub-Saharan African migrants, there was a case of scabies which was treated, and some migrants reported minor injuries, the Spanish coast guard said.

Spanish Interior Ministry data reported 4,935 migrants had reached the Canary Islands by sea from the beginning of 2021 through May 15.

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US Army Shuts Down YouTube Comment Section Mocking ‘Woke’ Recruitment Ad

A barrage of negative comments on the US Army’s controversial recruitment ad, centered around a female soldier with two moms, has forced them to shut down the video’s YouTube comment section for the “safety and wellbeing of our soldiers.”

The animated ad, titled Emma, centers around the experiences that led Corporal Emma Malonelord, who was raised by two mothers in California, to join the army. It is one of five stories selected for a series of recruitment ads called The Calling.

As of Sunday afternoon, the video has received 1.2 million views on YouTube, ratio’ed with just four thousand likes compared to 77 thousand dislikes.

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2 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/23/2021

  1. commies don’t believe in allah, do they? How then is this possible? “Isra Hirsi, daughter of far-left progressive congresswoman Ilhan Omar, has called for a communist insurrection, and now she’s stated that she’s a communist. She’s heading off to Barnard College in the fall.” I wonder what her mother thinks about having a kufr as a daughter? Honor murder, yes?

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