Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/13/2021

The Alabama journalist Christopher Sign has been found dead by emergency personnel in a suburb of Birmingham. Mr. Sign broke the 2016 campaign story about the notorious meeting on the airport tarmac between former President Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch, who was then the attorney general. Mr. Sign’s death is being investigated as a suicide. There’s no word yet on how many times he shot himself in the back of the head.

In other news, thousands of people took part in all-night illegal raves in the parks of Berlin, attacking any police officers who tried to interfere with their revelry.

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USA
» “This is Wealth Redistribution”: BlackRock and Other Institutional Investors Buying Entire Neighborhoods at Huge Premiums
» A Judge Has Thrown Out a Lawsuit Brought by Hospital Workers Over a Vaccine Mandate
» Apple Admits Its Own Files App Showed First When Users Searched for Competitor Dropbox
» Baltimore City Responds After Dozens of Businesses Threaten Not to Pay Taxes
» Critical Race Theory Opponents Win Board Elections at Nation’s Top High School
» Election Assessment in Pennsylvania County Uncovers Five “Issues of Note”
» Left-Wing Educators Hold Rallies to Protest Bans on Teaching Critical Race Theory in Schools
» NJ School District Replaces Holidays on School Calendar With ‘Day Off’ After Italian Uprising
» Police Retirements Surged After George Floyd Killing, Data Finds
» Reporter Who Broke Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Story and Received ‘Significant’ Death Threats Found Dead
» Russian Foreign Minister: Captial Hill Detainees Being Persecuted by Biden Administration
» Seattle Police Crack Down on Shoplifting, 53 Arrested in One Day
» Senator Johnson Questions Unequal Treatment of Capitol Rioters and Last Summer’s Rioters
» ‘Touch the Ballots, Go to Jail’: AZ Lawmaker Warns Biden AG as Audit Showdown Brews
» Trump Huddles With GOP Congress Members to Plan How to Flip House in 2022
» Watch: Gov. DeSantis Says Biden’s Performance at G7 Summit ‘Played Well With European Elites’ But Neglected Middle America
» YouTube Censors Dr Noorchashm, A Retired Cardiac Surgeon With a PhD in Immunology, For “Misinformation”
 
Europe and the EU
» European Commission Sues Czechia and Poland Over Foreigners’ Voting Rights
» France: Partying Youths Defy Paris Police for Third Night Running
» France: Radical Muslims on Trial for Building Bombs in Paris Suburbs
» Germany: Berlin: Thousands Celebrate Illegal Parties Until Daylight, Police Officers Attacked
» Meeting Minutes Suggest Facebook’s Nick Clegg Said “Fact Checkers” Are “Not Necessarily Objective”
» Slovenia’s Conservative Government Refutes Council of Europe Criticism
» Survey: Majority of Western Europeans Believe That the EU is Not Working
» UK: ‘Freedom Trumps Everything’ — Cross-Party MPs Demand G7 Nations Stand Up to China
» UK: Bottles Thrown at Police Officers Treating Stabbed Man at Illegal Street Party
» UK: Black Studies Prof: Queen is ‘Symbol of White Supremacy’, University Employing Him ‘Racist’
» UK: One Man Shot and Another Stabbed in Blood-Drenched Night in Capital
 
Balkans
» Hague Court Confirms Ratko Mladic’s Life Sentence
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Bye Bye Bibi: Israel Parliament Vote Narrowly Unseats Netanyahu
 
Middle East
» Action Taken Against Organizers, Participants for Illegal Gatherings in Bahrain
» Qatar Discovered to be Behind Hostile Israel Statements From American Universities
 
Russia
» Putin Reveals Personal Thoughts on Trump & Biden in Rare NBC Interview
» Russia is Going to Try to Clone an Army of 3,000-Year-Old Scythian Warriors
 
South Asia
» India: Another Muslim Man Kills His Hindu Partner for Using Social Media
» India Unlikely to Accept Back Four Women Who Converted to Islam and Joined the Islamic State
» West Bengal: Two Muslim Drivers Were Arrested for Gang-Raping a Minor Hindu Girl Inside Ambulance Playing Music Very Loudly in a Pandemic Night in Malda
 
Far East
» How China is on the Verge of Starting a ‘Grey Zone’ War With Scott Morrison by Sending a Flotilla of Unmarked, Fully-Armed Militia Ships Into Australian Waters — as Experts Warn a Conflict With the Communist Giant is Edging Ever Closer
» Newly Found Video Proves Wuhan Lab Kept Live Bats: Who Investigation Wrong (Or Lied?)
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia Defies China With Calls for Second Investigation Into How COVID-19 Began Amid Intensifying Wuhan Lab Leak Fears — as Scott Morrison Wins Support From the US and UK to Push Back Against Beijing’s Aggression
» How the World’s Leaders Made a Moving Nod to Australia During G7 Beach BBQ — as Nations Rally Behind Their Aussie Allies in the Face of Growing Chinese Power
» ‘We Do Not Agree With the Nature of This Series’: Influencer Reality Show Byron Baes Courts Further Controversy as Traditional Owners ‘Reject Donation Offer’ From Netflix
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» KZN Farm Attack: Still No Suspects Arrested for KZN Farmer’s Murder in Wheelchair
 
Immigration
» 5 Southern EU Countries Agree With Strengthening EU Asylum Agency’s Powers
» Orban: ‘Migrant Armies Are Banging on Europe’s Doors’
» Polish Border Guard Detains Large Number of Illegal Migrants in Newest Wave
 
Culture Wars
» G7 Leaders to Agree Anti-Coal, Anti-Car, And Carbon-Cutting Targets
» Sweden Allows Trans Youth to Choose Which Gender to Compete With
 

“This is Wealth Redistribution”: BlackRock and Other Institutional Investors Buying Entire Neighborhoods at Huge Premiums

As the real estate market continues to break records, a cabal of institutional investors has been tossing gasoline on the fire — buying up properties hand-over-fist as middle-American renters watch their dreams of home ownership fade at the hands of pension funds and other financial behemoths.

“You now have permanent capital competing with a young couple trying to buy a house,” according to real estate consultant John Burns, whose firm estimates that in many of the country’s hottest markets, roughly one 20% of homes sold are bought by someone who never moves in.

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

A Judge Has Thrown Out a Lawsuit Brought by Hospital Workers Over a Vaccine Mandate

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by 117 employees at Houston Methodist Hospital who were suing the hospital system over its COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

In a five-page ruling issued Saturday, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes upheld the hospital’s vaccination policy, saying the requirement broke no federal law.

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Apple Admits Its Own Files App Showed First When Users Searched for Competitor Dropbox

The antitrust suit Epic filed against Apple continues to reveal the Big Tech’s anticompetitive practices. Emails presented as evidence show Apple admitting that it “manually boosted” its Files app to appear as the first result for searches of competitor Dropbox.

In an email thread started by Epic’s CEO Tim Sweeney, which was presented in court, Apple executives admit that the company “manually boosted” the Files app to appear “on the top for the query “Dropbox.” Sweeney’s email claimed that “Dropbox wasn’t even visible on the first page.”

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

Baltimore City Responds After Dozens of Businesses Threaten Not to Pay Taxes

This weekend, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) closed down multiple city streets around the Inner Harbor, in a stretch called “Fells Point,” after dozens of local businesses threatened the new city government, run by Mayor Brandon Scott, to not pay taxes because they’re “fed up and frustrated” with the outburst of violence.

Last week, 37 restaurants and small businesses sent a letter to the mayor’s office titled “Letter to City Leaders From Fells Point Business Leaders.” They threatened to stop paying city taxes and other fees until “basic and essential municipal services are restored.” This comes as Madam State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby halted petty crimes during the pandemic and made such a measure permanent — the idea was to decrease violent crime, but that seems to have severely backfired.

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Critical Race Theory Opponents Win Board Elections at Nation’s Top High School

A group of anti-critical race theory candidates this week won seats on the governing body of the nation’s top high school after campaigning against the school’s racially driven admissions practices.

As part of the district’s push for diversity and inclusion, Fairfax County Public Schools scrapped the admissions test for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in October, and two months later, adopted a quota system to boost black and Hispanic enrollment numbers. A slate of four candidates opposed to the school’s recent embrace of “equity” won seats on Thomas Jefferson’s Parent Teacher Student Association

Activists who wanted to eliminate Thomas Jefferson’s test requirement also pushed for implementing “antiracism” and critical race theory-based initiatives district-wide, according to a series of emails uncovered in December. President-elect Harry Jackson, the first black man to lead the association, told the Washington Free Beacon that if left unchecked, critical race theory will tear communities apart.

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

Election Assessment in Pennsylvania County Uncovers Five “Issues of Note”

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times

An election assessment conducted in a Pennsylvania county months ago and quietly released to the public in recent weeks uncovered five errors, including three linked to Dominion Voting Systems, whose election management system is used in the county, the assessing firm said.

Wake Technology Services Inc. (Wake TSI), a Pennsylvania-based firm, conducted the assessment in Fulton County. Workers visited the county’s offices late last year and about a month later, on Feb. 9.

The assessment was meant to review the mail-in ballots in the county and explore whether conduct relating to absentee ballot requests, distribution, receipt, and counting were in line with federal and commonwealth guidelines, Wake TSI said in the 93-page report that was quietly published on the county’s website, with no public fanfare, in May.

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

Left-Wing Educators Hold Rallies to Protest Bans on Teaching Critical Race Theory in Schools

Across various U.S. cities today, progressive educators are holding rallies to pledge to “teach the truth” about United States history.

As noted in a press release emailed to The College Fix from Black Lives Matter at School and the Zinn Education Project, rally goers are committed to teaching a “full and accurate U.S. history and current events,” as well as “rais[ing] awareness of the dangers of lying to students about systemic racism and other forms of oppression.”

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NJ School District Replaces Holidays on School Calendar With ‘Day Off’ After Italian Uprising

In what has to be seen as one of the more cowardly acts recently taken by a school district, the Randolph Board of Education in New Jersey voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar and replace them with “day off.”

The reason for the decision was the massive public outcry against changing the name of Columbus Day on the school calendar to “Indigenous Person’s Day” during a board meeting in May. “This change would strengthen Randolph’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and it would show our community that we embrace the history of all people,” said Susan DeVito, a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee at the May board meeting.

But the Italian-American community was outraged. They crowded into the June 10 board meeting and let the board know exactly what they were thinking.

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

Police Retirements Surged After George Floyd Killing, Data Finds

Cops across the country have been calling it a career since the murder of George Floyd in 2020 — which sparked national scrutiny on policing, new research shows.

Several agencies in the nation are seeing an almost 45-percent surge in retirements and departures compared to the year before Floyd’s death in Minneapolis at the hands of convicted cop Derek Chauvin, according to data from the Police Executive Research Forum obtained by the Associated Press.

“It’s a wake-up call,” Chuck Wexler, head of the Washington-based group, told the outlet.

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Reporter Who Broke Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Story and Received ‘Significant’ Death Threats Found Dead

The body of a Birmingham, Alabama journalist who broke the story about the controversial 2016 tarmac meeting in Phoenix between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch was found on Saturday morning of an ‘apparent suicide,’ according to AL.com.

45-year-old Christopher Sign — a news anchor at ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, was discovered at around 8 a.m. by Hoover police and fire personnel, according to the report.

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Russian Foreign Minister: Captial Hill Detainees Being Persecuted by Biden Administration

Russia’s top diplomat has said that individuals who participated in the January 6 riots at the United States Capitol are being “persecuted” by the current administration, adding that President Vladimir Putin is ready to press President Joe Biden on “human rights” when the two meet later this month.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks came during a press conference on Monday in Moscow, where he spoke about the summit between the US president and his Russian counterpart which is set to take place later this month in Geneva, Switzerland, The New York Post reports.

“We are ready to talk, we have no taboo topics. We will discuss whatever we think is necessary. We will be ready to answer the questions that the American side will raise. This also applies to human rights,” Lavrov said.

“For example, we are following with interest the persecution of those persons who are accused of the riots on January 6 this year [in Washington, DC],” he said.

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

Seattle Police Crack Down on Shoplifting, 53 Arrested in One Day

Last year there was a proposal circulating in the Seattle City Council to consider making drug abuse and mental disorders a defense against most misdemeanor crimes. In essence, that would have been a green light for an army of homeless shoplifters to steal at will knowing they’d face no chance of being punished. But it appears Seattle police have decided to do something about aggressive shoplifters. This Wednesday they arrested 53 shoplifters in 9 separate stores.

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

Senator Johnson Questions Unequal Treatment of Capitol Rioters and Last Summer’s Rioters

In a letter penned by Senator Ron Johnson, he slammed the Department of Justice for what he views as “potential unequal justice,” comparing January’s Capitol Hill rioters to last summers BLM riots.

Johnson, a Senate Homeland Security Committee member, wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland about the discrepancies in discipline being applied to both parties.

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

‘Touch the Ballots, Go to Jail’: AZ Lawmaker Warns Biden AG as Audit Showdown Brews

An Arizona state Senator has warned US Attorney General Merrick Garland that he’ll ‘spend time in prison’ if he interferes with the 2020 post-election audit, after Garland announced on Friday that the Justice Department will look into whether any federal laws were broken — and claimed the state was employing ‘abnormal’ methods.

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

Trump Huddles With GOP Congress Members to Plan How to Flip House in 2022

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times

About a dozen Republicans in the House of Representatives met with former President Donald Trump this week, going over the border crisis and how the GOP plans to flip the lower chamber in 2022.

Leaders of the Republican Study Committee, which bills itself as the largest conservative caucus in the House, went to Florida to meet with the former president.

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

Watch: Gov. DeSantis Says Biden’s Performance at G7 Summit ‘Played Well With European Elites’ But Neglected Middle America

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) blasted President Joe Biden’s performance at the G7 summit Sunday in an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo.

Bartiromo asked DeSantis how he’s reacted to what he heard from the president.

“I think it’s quite a contrast from his predecessor,” DeSantis stated on-air. “I think that Biden is someone who’s more passive on the world stage, not nearly as assertive as somebody like [former President] Donald Trump was. I think his energy level is obviously much lower.”

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YouTube Censors Dr Noorchashm, A Retired Cardiac Surgeon With a PhD in Immunology, For “Misinformation”

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson slammed YouTube for removing his interview with a cardiology and immunology expert who said immunizing young people who have recovered from COVID is a mistake.

Dr. Hooman Noorchashm appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show where he said that vaccinating the youth was risky, calling it “a colossal error in public health judgment.” Dr. Noorchashm is a retired cardiac surgeon and Harvard Medical School professor, who also holds a PhD in immunology.

According to Noorchashm, young people should not be vaccinated, because of the fact that most of them have already been infected with the virus and recovered, meaning they already have antibodies. Additionally, young people are at a low risk of dying from the virus.

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

European Commission Sues Czechia and Poland Over Foreigners’ Voting Rights

On Wednesday, the European Commission sued Czechia and Poland at the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to allow foreigners from the European Union to join political parties. According to the Commission, both countries restrict foreigners’ right to run in local and European elections under the same conditions as Czech and Polish citizens.

According to Brussels, Czechia and Poland are the only countries in the Union whose legislation bans citizens of other EU states from participating in political parties. The European Commission has concluded that there is a breach of the treaty of the European Union which prohibits discrimination on the grounds of nationality.

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France: Partying Youths Defy Paris Police for Third Night Running

PARIS: Paris police said Sunday that three people were detained after officers used tear gas to disperse hundreds of youths gathered for a street party in defiance of COVID-19 social distancing limits and an 11:00 p.m. curfew.

The so-called Project X gatherings, a reference to an American film from 2012, on the vast lawns in front of the Invalides war museum on Saturday was the third since Thursday.

Videos on social media showed largely maskless youths surrounding a car and then climbing and jumping on its roof, while others bombarded police vans with bottles.

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

France: Radical Muslims on Trial for Building Bombs in Paris Suburbs

Two men, both radical Muslims who sympathize with the Islamic State terrorist group, are on trial this week in a Paris court after being arrested for building explosives in 2017.

The two men, 39-year-old Ali M.R. and 41-year-old Frédéric L., are accused of manufacturing the explosive TATP in an apartment in the Paris suburb of Villejuif and have been on trial since Tuesday in the Paris Assize Court.

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

Germany: Berlin: Thousands Celebrate Illegal Parties Until Daylight, Police Officers Attacked

Berlin, June 13th, 2021 (The Berlin Spectator) — Thousands of Berliners and visitors celebrated wild Techno parties in the city’s parks yet again this weekend. Monotonous “ooomph ooomph ooomph” sounds, also known as Techno beats, spread through entire neighborhoods. At Karlsgartenstrasse and Lucy Lameck Strasse in Berlin’s Neukölln district, the noise was still heard after 5:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Partying Hard

Hidden behind trees and other plants, the main party spot at neighboring Hasenheide park (see main photo at top of page) is inaccessible to police cars. The officers would have to get out of their vehicles, turn off the engines and follow the noise to locate the place. This morning at 5:15 a.m., countless people were still partying hard at that secret spot. Around it, they were using bushes as bathrooms again. It was a disgusting sight. At the party location itself, intoxicated or drugged individuals some of whom could hardly stand anymore, moved to the Techno sounds.

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Meeting Minutes Suggest Facebook’s Nick Clegg Said “Fact Checkers” Are “Not Necessarily Objective”

A European Commission document from a meeting held in November with Facebook VP Nick Clegg shows that this former high ranking UK politician who found a new career with the social media giant believed that fact-checkers the company hired could be politically biased.

The focus on fact-checking, carried out by third parties, was one of the ways Facebook tried to keep critics off its back in the wake of the 2016 US presidential election, when theories about Donald Trump’s victory happening thanks to fake news on the platform started to emerge.

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

Slovenia’s Conservative Government Refutes Council of Europe Criticism

In its “Memorandum on freedom of expression and media freedom in Slovenia”, Dunja Mijatovic, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, has expressed her strong criticism against the Slovenian government’s allocation of state aid to independent media outlets. The report has also expressed its concerns regarding what they called government steps that risk undermining the ability of critical voices to speak freely.

The background to the criticism are the decisions of the Slovenian Agency for Electronic Communications tasked with allocating funds to the country’s media outlets. During the annual process, the commission can award or refuse government grants to press outlets based on a set of conditions, in which media organizations get scores on a scale of one to ten based on their application and their performance during the previous period.

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Survey: Majority of Western Europeans Believe That the EU is Not Working

The authors of the survey conducted by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) in 12 EU member states are encouraging European leaders to view the results of their research as a warning. They believe that from the point of view of the EU’s future, this may be one of the last warnings.

The Polish media outlet Rzeczpospolita daily points out that the most worrying data comes from the EU’s two largest states — Germany and France. Following the experiences from last year, 55 percent of Germans and 62 percent of French think that the EU “is not working”. 57 percent of Italians share this view, as do 52 percent of Spanish and 51 percent of Austrians.

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UK: ‘Freedom Trumps Everything’ — Cross-Party MPs Demand G7 Nations Stand Up to China

Labour MP Stephen Kinnock and former Conservative Party leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith joined forces in calling on the G7 nations to take action against the Chinese Communist Party over their human rights abuses in Hong Kong and elsewhere in China.

The two MPs were both sanctioned earlier this year by Beijing for supporting sanctions against Chinese officials involved in the persecution of the Uyghur people in the Xinjiang region of China.

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UK: Bottles Thrown at Police Officers Treating Stabbed Man at Illegal Street Party

Bottles were thrown at police officers while they were treating a man who had been stabbed at an illegal street party.

Three officers were injured during the incident as they responded to the gathering in Basford, Nottingham at around 10pm on Saturday.

One officer was bitten after hundreds of people swarmed the streets with some seen defecating in public, according to witnesses.

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UK: Black Studies Prof: Queen is ‘Symbol of White Supremacy’, University Employing Him ‘Racist’

Fresh from branding the Queen the world’s “number one symbol of white supremacy”, Britain’s inaugural professor of “Black Studies” has accused the university which created his position of “institutional racism”.

Media darling Kehinde Andrews has revealed that he has “ended up in a disciplinary” after, as he tells it, he and a colleague reported an alleged “incident of racial harassment”, declaring that “racism in higher education is an occupational hazard.”

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UK: One Man Shot and Another Stabbed in Blood-Drenched Night in Capital

A man was shot and another stabbed in a blood-drenched night in Westminster.

A 26-year-old man was rushed to hospital with a gunshot wound after neighbours alerted police to the shooting in Beethoven Street at 7.45pm on Sunday.

His condition has not been revealed.

Armed police swooped on the residential road where they also found a 19-year-old nearby with a non-life threatening stab injury.

A third man, 29, was also found injured and taken to hospital. Police said his condition is not yet known.

A crime scene remains in place in the area of Beethoven Street and Bruckner Street as officers stepped up patrols and increased their stop-and-search powers.

The Metropolitan Police said one man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He has been taken to a central London police station where he remains in custody…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Hague Court Confirms Ratko Mladic’s Life Sentence

The Hague International Court rejected the appeal of Serbian war criminal Ratko Mladic on Tuesday, meaning that in line with the court’s original sentence, he will spend the rest of his life in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity during the Bosnian War.

The 78-year-old Mladic began his military career with the Yugoslav People’s Army in the early 1960s, and he was the one who led the Army of the Serbian Republic during the Bosnian War between 1992 and 1995.

In the war marred by many outrageous acts, more than 100,000 people were killed and millions were rendered homeless. As the Serbian Army’s Chief of Staff, Mladic led his side’s troops during several deadly campaigns and mass executions, including the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and the siege of Sarajevo, earning the nickname of “the butcher of Bosnia”.

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Bye Bye Bibi: Israel Parliament Vote Narrowly Unseats Netanyahu

Though nothing seems to move fast in Israeli politics — after four national votes in two years and multiple failed attempts at forming a governing coalition — Israel’s longest serving prime minister is finally out for good.

On Sunday Israel’s parliament voted to approve the new coalition government under Naftali Bennet and Yair Lapid, with Bennet being sworn in as prime minister following the narrow 60-59 vote in Knesset. Netanyahu’s 12-years in office comes to a close and he now faces criminal charges — no longer under the protection and legal immunity afforded by the PM’s office — over prior corruption cases.

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Action Taken Against Organizers, Participants for Illegal Gatherings in Bahrain

Legal actions are taken against several people yesterday for organizing and taking part in gatherings that broke all COVID-19 restrictions in place to battle the deadly COVID-19 outbreak in the Kingdom.

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Qatar Discovered to be Behind Hostile Israel Statements From American Universities

Universities today are not institutions of higher learning, but indoctrination centers for far-Left propaganda. This did not happen by accident. Qatari money, and money from other pro-jihad entities, has bought much more than anti-Israel propaganda in American colleges and universities. At Georgetown University, Saudi money funds the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, and its Bridge Initiative, both of which are dedicated to propagating the fictions that Islam is a religion of peace and that Sharia is benign and compatible with democracy an intellectual veneer, while smearing and defaming all those who speak the truth about Islam and Sharia as “Islamophobes.” Georgetown’s faculty is full of Wahhabis, Salafis, and apologists for Islam, including Islamic convert and pro-slavery spokesman Jonathan A. C. Brown. And that’s just Georgetown. Imagine what it must be like at MIT, George Washington U, and the rest.

“Qatar Behind Hostile Israel Statements From American Universities,” by Alex Nester, Washington Free Beacon, June 12, 2021.

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Putin Reveals Personal Thoughts on Trump & Biden in Rare NBC Interview

Russian President Vladimir Putin this week sat down for an interview with a US media outlet for the first time in nearly three years. NBC’s Keir Simmons talked to Putin for about 90 minutes, and released a teaser segment Friday night.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the conversation centered on the Russian leader’s perspective on American politics and his personal thoughts and comparison of Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Putin called the former president “extraordinary” and “talented” while noting that Biden is “radically different” and is a quintessential “career man” in politics.

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Russia is Going to Try to Clone an Army of 3,000-Year-Old Scythian Warriors

When you hold a job like Defense Minister of Russia, you presumably have to be bold and think outside the box to protect your country from enemy advances. And with his latest strategic idea—cloning an entire army of ancient warriors—Sergei Shoigu is certainly taking a big swing.

In an online session of the Russian Geographical Society last month, Shoigu, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, suggested using the DNA of 3,000-year-old Scythian warriors to potentially bring them back to life. Yes, really.

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India: Another Muslim Man Kills His Hindu Partner for Using Social Media

A Muslim man named Shanavas killed his Hindu live-in partner, Aathira, by dousing her in kerosene and setting her alight after being provoked by her “posting videos on Tiktok”. Aathira was only 28 at the time of death.

Both had children from their previous marriages, and had been living together for the past few years near the Anchal region of Kollam, Kerala. Aathira was fond of spending time on social media and often posted videos on Tiktok or Instagram. Shanawas did not approve of this habit of Aathira, and voiced his opposition regularly, which often sparked quarrels between the two.

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India Unlikely to Accept Back Four Women Who Converted to Islam and Joined the Islamic State

Four Muslim women, who migrated to Afghanistan from Kerala, India, in 2016 to join the Islamic terror outfit known as the Islamic State (ISIS), will not get permission to return to India.

“One line of thought was to allow them to come back and become an approver in the cases here. However, their interview revealed that they are highly radicalised. The France model may be followed and the Afghanistan authorities can be requested to put them on trial there,” stated a high ranking Indian official.

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West Bengal: Two Muslim Drivers Were Arrested for Gang-Raping a Minor Hindu Girl Inside Ambulance Playing Music Very Loudly in a Pandemic Night in Malda

Shibani Pal | HENB | Malda | June 13, 2021:: They were discarding various mobile calls from the nearby nursing homes and patient parties coming randomly in a pandemic night as they were so busy in raping a minor girl in an ambulance in a very lustful way of Islamic bestiality. To suppress the black-taped screaming and moaning of the victim, the Muslim driver and his fellow assistant driver put the music system of in a high volume playing a very popular Qawwali (chorus Islamic song, mainly in Sufi tune), Allah hu …. Allah hu.

Priya (16, name changed), a Hindu-root minor girl went to her maternal uncle’s home on Tuesday at Jafarganj of Farakka. Later, Priya’s mother came to her brother and wanted to take back Priya in her home, but Priya denied to return. On Friday out of a scuffle with her mother, the minor girls left the maternal uncle’s home in the afternoon alone and started roaming aimlessly.

In the late evening, the ambulance driver and his assistant, Karim Shiekh and Sadek Shiekh spotted Priya in desolate and suggested her to get into the ambulance so that they would make a lift to Priya for returning home safely.

After getting Priya in the ambulance they stopped at a food mart to get plenty of snacks. Then, Karim and Sadek started driving aimlessly and drinking alcohol in the ambulance and gave the same to Priya with cold drinks. The music system of the ambulance was put in a pick and all on a sudden they put a black tape on the mouth of Priya and knotted the hands and legs of the girl tightly to start sexual advances freely.

During the pandemic the vicinity of Farraka and adjacent places put in a very deserted one and taking this advantage Karim and Sadek stopped the ambulance in many places throughout the night and raped Priya several times and even on the go until Priya got unsupportive to resist and senseless.

In the early morning (at about 4 am) of Saturday, the Muslim culprits left Priya in the ground nearby Malda PTS Township Railway level crossing.

When some local people and civic volunteers spotted Priya in such a serious condition, they took her in Baishnabnagar Police Station first and then Farraka Police Station and sent her to a medical center for treatment to check bleeding, as reports came in.

According to Murshidabad SP Y Raghubangshi, police arrested two culprits and took them 5 days to remand according to Jangipur court’s order to investigate the case properly. Assistant Public Prosecutor of Jangipur Court, Ratul Banrejee told the Press on Saturday that the victim recovered to stability and culprits were booked under the provisions of the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act.

Police is searching other persons, if engaged in this gang rape.

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How China is on the Verge of Starting a ‘Grey Zone’ War With Scott Morrison by Sending a Flotilla of Unmarked, Fully-Armed Militia Ships Into Australian Waters — as Experts Warn a Conflict With the Communist Giant is Edging Ever Closer

Taiwan warns that Australia is the next target for China to expand its grey-zone war in the region. It is state-led intimidation below obvious military build-up, but with similar goals: submission.

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Newly Found Video Proves Wuhan Lab Kept Live Bats: Who Investigation Wrong (Or Lied?)

Award-winning investigative journalist for the Daily Telegraph and Sky News show host, Sharri Markson, has taken a lot of heat for her reporting examining the origins of the coronavirus — especially for saying that there is a possibility that it may have leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China.

Some of the things that she has been reporting on for a year are now finally being examined by scientists and journalists a year and a half after the pandemic started.

Her latest bombshell exposed another lie from the WHO and Wuhan Lab. After a year of denials that the Wuhan Institute of Virology did not keep live bats, a newly unearthed video from the Chinese Academy of Sciences shows that it did keep bats.

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Australia Defies China With Calls for Second Investigation Into How COVID-19 Began Amid Intensifying Wuhan Lab Leak Fears — as Scott Morrison Wins Support From the US and UK to Push Back Against Beijing’s Aggression

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thrown his support behind a second investigation into the origins of Covid-19 amid growing concerns the virus may have leaked from a lab in Wuhan.

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How the World’s Leaders Made a Moving Nod to Australia During G7 Beach BBQ — as Nations Rally Behind Their Aussie Allies in the Face of Growing Chinese Power

Scott Morrison is believed to have won over the support of the G7 nations after pushing back against Chinese aggression, which began when he called for an inquiry into the origins of Covid-19.

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‘We Do Not Agree With the Nature of This Series’: Influencer Reality Show Byron Baes Courts Further Controversy as Traditional Owners ‘Reject Donation Offer’ From Netflix

The Arakwal Corporation, representing the Bundjalung people of Byron Bay, revealed they unanimously agreed to ‘not accept a donation from Eureka Productions or Netflix’.

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KZN Farm Attack: Still No Suspects Arrested for KZN Farmer’s Murder in Wheelchair

It has been just over a month since gentle KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) farmer, Neil McKay, was tied up in his wheelchair and strangled to death. There have still been no arrests, according to the McKay family’s spokesperson.

It is not surprising to discover that farming communities in the South African province — which have suffered at least 15 farm murders in the past year — are taking safety and security into their own hands. Tonight on Carte Blanche, the current affairs show reveals the innovative collaboration taking place in KZN, and asks KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala where government fits into the equation.

According to statistics released by AfriForum this week, there have been 395 farm attacks countrywide since last year. Although the number of farm attacks in 2020/2021 declined, the organisation says there was an increase in farm murders.

[Comment: Article dated May 16, 2021.]

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5 Southern EU Countries Agree With Strengthening EU Asylum Agency’s Powers

Unexpectedly, five southern countries of the European Union this week agreed that the EU should strengthen the powers of the EASO asylum agency. Although it is only a small step forward, in the complex negotiations on future migration and asylum policy, this also means a breakthrough.

These southern states — Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Italy, and Malta — through which most illegal migrants come into the European Union, have, so far, refused to disperse the “migration pact” proposed by the European Commission and advocated that it should be approved as a whole. Portugal, which holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, expects that following the revision of the regulation on EASO, the Eurodac agreement on the collection and sharing of biometric data of migrants and asylum seekers could get strengthened.

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Orban: ‘Migrant Armies Are Banging on Europe’s Doors’

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has warned that “migrant armies are banging on Europe’s doors” as the coronavirus pandemic recedes.

Speaking to Kossuth Radió, the national conservative leader said that the world is now going through “the age of epidemics and migration”, and that the latter issue is rising in importance after being largely overshadowed by the Wuhan virus through 2020 and much of 2021.

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Polish Border Guard Detains Large Number of Illegal Migrants in Newest Wave

Officers from the Podlaski Border Guard unit stopped 24 illegal migrants, who were mostly from Afghanistan and Chechnya, after they crossed the Belarusian-Polish border.

The group of illegal migrants had reached Poland on foot through the so-called ‘green border’ in the East of the country. They were stopped near the small town of Zubrzyca Mala located a few kilometers from the border itself by a Border Guard patrol.

The Border Guard unit spokeswoman, major Katarzyna Zdanowicz, informed that there were 24 persons in total — 11 Afghan citizens, nine Chechens, two Palestinians, one Armenian, and one Jordanian citizen.

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G7 Leaders to Agree Anti-Coal, Anti-Car, And Carbon-Cutting Targets

(AFP) — G7 leaders were on Sunday urged to take urgent action to secure the future of the planet, as they finalised new conservation and emissions targets to curb climate change, and wrapped up a three-day summit where revived Western unity has been on show.

Veteran environmentalist and broadcaster David Attenborough told the gathering of the world’s richest nations the natural world was “greatly diminished” and inequality was widespread.

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Sweden Allows Trans Youth to Choose Which Gender to Compete With

The Swedish Athletics Association is looking to make sports in Sweden more inclusive for young transgendered individuals by making it easier for them to choose which gender they want to compete with.

Hillevi Thor, head of the department at the Swedish Athletics Association, said that young people under the age of 18 who are trans should be able to “feel safe” when it comes to athletics.

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2 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/13/2021

  1. “There’s no word yet on how many times he shot himself in the back of the head.”

    Was that before or after he crucified himself?

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