Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/24/2021

A passenger train was struck by gunfire in France. Meanwhile, there was a major riot in a no-go zone in the Swedish city of Borås.

In other news, the Canadian government is advising citizens to wear masks to the beach this summer.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Dean, Fjordman, LP, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Just 14 States Had Positive Job Growth in May
» UK: Populist Action: London Hedge Fund Shuts After Betting Against GameStop Meme Investors
 
USA
» Ad Campaign Targets NYC Schools for ‘Indoctrinating’ Kids With Critical Race Theory
» Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls Nancy Pelosi, Issues a “Warning”
» Breaking: Rudy Giuliani Suspended From Practicing Law in New York Over Election Loss Statements
» Breaking: Pelosi to Create Her Own Commission to Investigate Jan 6 Capitol Riot
» Cherry Creek Schools Hotly Debates Critical Race Theory, How History Should be Taught
» Emails Show Biden Officials Demanding Facebook Censor Team Trump Before the Election
» GOP-Backed Bill Clamping Down on Protesters in Ohio Advances
» Hawley Demands US Censure Canada’s ‘Religious Crackdown’ Of ‘Faith Leaders’
» Jesse Jackson, William Barber Arrested During Filibuster Protest Outside Capitol
» John McAfee’s Lawyer Claims No Indication of Suicide
» Kansas Court Rules Against “Reverse Warrants”
» Man Charged After Shooting NY State Trooper Called to Domestic Dispute in Deposit
» Miami Building Collapse Leaves 99 People Unaccounted for
» Michigan Bill Would Ban Critical Race Theory From Schools
» Must Watch: Critical Race Theory Infiltrates the Catholic Church
» NIH Complied With Chinese Request to Delete Crucial COVID-19 Gene Sequencing Data
» Now MATH is Racist: Educators Condemn $1M ‘Dismantling Racism in Mathematics’ Program Funded by Bill Gates Which Tells Teachers Not to Push Students to Find the Correct Answer Because it Promotes White Supremacy
» Peloton Remotely Bricks Treadmills for Those Not Paying $39.99 Per Month
» Rep. Donalds: Teach Critical Race Theory at ‘Sheldon Whitehouse’s Beach Club, ‘ Not Schools
» Revealed: Fauci Refused Trump’s Request to Pull Funding From Wuhan Lab
» Rochester Resident Who Posted Molotov Cocktail Recipe on Social Media During Protests Pleads Guilty to Civil Disorder
» Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Allowing Florida’s College Students to Record Professors in Class
» Scientist Recovers DELETED Genetic Data Proving COVID Virus Was Likely Circulating in Wuhan BEFORE Wet Market Cases
» Seattle Man Pleads Not Guilty to Trying to Join ISIS
» Sen. Kennedy: Whoever is Advising Biden on Crime Surge is a ‘Butthead’
» Suspect in Death of Maryland Woman Wanted in Other Attacks
» Teacher Goes Viral for Lamenting She Can’t Teach Critical Race Theory But is Required to Say Pledge of Allegiance
» Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Reinstate Federal Funding Ban of Critical Race Theory
» ‘The Critical Qur’an’: #1 Bestseller in ‘History of Islam’ Five Months Before Release
» The Tragedy of Utopian Thinking
» University Demands People Stop Saying ‘Trigger Warning’ Because it’s Too Triggering
» Video of Two Arrests Leads to Riot Outside South Carolina Police Station
» Watch: Biden, Senators, Come to Agreement on Infrastructure Spending Bill
» Watch: Dad Arrested at Loudon County School Board Meeting Speaks Out on Tucker Carlson
» Watch: Parents, Activists Protest Critical Race Theory at Fort Worth School Board Meeting
» Will Cain Dismantles Critical Race Theory: ‘The Lunatic Racist Left is Starting to Lose’
» YouTube Deletes President Trump Interview
» YouTube Censors Missouri Senate Candidate Eric Greitens’ Interview on Real America’s Voice
 
Canada
» 751 Unmarked Graves Found on Site of Former Residential School in Saskatchewan
» Ontario Man Who Left Canada to Join ISIS Free After Time Served, Faces Probation and DNA Order
» Trudeau Liberals Unveil NEW Internet Censorship Bill to Remove ‘Hate’ From the Internet
» Wear Masks to the Beach, Says Public Safety Canada
 
Europe and the EU
» Dutch PM Rutte: No Place in EU for Hungary With Anti-LGBT Law
» EU Could Start Restricting Funds to Hungary, Poland and Even Czechia
» EU Proposes Joint Cyber Unit to Strengthen Bloc’s Response to Rising Cyberattacks
» EU Publication Suggests Poland Was Responsible for Auschwitz
» European Commission Launches Probe Against Google
» France: Police Arrest Woman Who Was in Contact With Jihadi Teacher Killer
» French Passenger Train Struck by Gunfire
» German Historian: ‘God Save Us From the Greens’
» Hungary’s PM Orban: ‘Von Der Leyen’s Statement is Shameful’
» Islamic State Families in Camps Could Return to Sweden This Summer
» Major Riot in Sweden No-Go Zone
» ‘People Have Been Taken Over by a Destructive Ideological Madness, ‘ Says Polish MEP
» Roma Man Dies After Being Arrested by Czech Police for Assault, Council of Europe Calls for Investigation
» The UK Faces Algorithm-Driven Censorship if Online Censorship Bill Comes to Pass
» UK Government Minister Says Face Mask Rules Will End Next Month
» UK Health Secretary Tries to Guilt Citizens Into NHS Private Company Data Grab
» UK: Andrew Neil Shuts Down XR Leader Claiming 6 Billion Will Die From Climate Change
» UK: Dozens Charged Over Newcastle City Centre Protest Violence
» UK: MP Says ‘Important People’ Shouldn’t Need to Quarantine Under COVID Rules
» UK: Meghan and Harry Rejected Earl of Dumbarton Title for Son Because it Contained the Word ‘Dumb’: Claim
» UK: Oxford Don Says Universities Harbour ‘Stereotypical Attitudes Towards White Working Class Pupils’
 
Middle East
» Saudi Arabia: Economy Drags Riyadh Into the ‘Post-Wahhabi’ Era (More Than Rights)
 
Russia
» After Black Sea Incident Russia Warns: Next Time We Will Not Miss!
 
South Asia
» Bangladesh: Pandemic Drives Up the Number of Child Brides by 13 Per Cent
» India: Kanpur: Hindu Families Put “For Sale” Signs Outside Their Houses After Being Forced to Convert to Islam, Sp MLA Accused of Shielding the Goons
» India: Uttar Pradesh: One Dilshad Caught Breaking Idols in Hindu Temple in Kannauj, Accomplice Umar Says They Were Instructed to Do So
» India: Uttar Pradesh Forced Conversion Racket: Differently Abled Children Were to be Brainwashed and Used as Human Bombs, Reveals Report
» Pakistan: Father of Four Abducts and Marries 13-Year-Old Christian Employee After Forcefully Converting Her to Islam
 
Far East
» Report: Hillary Clinton Warned About “Biological Weapons Proliferation Concern” With Wuhan Lab in 2009
» U.S.-China Space Race Takes Off as Beijing Announces Crewed Missions to Mars
 
Immigration
» Denmark: No Residential Area Can Have More Than 30% of People With a Non-Western Background
» Dutch Journalist Faces Prison for Hiding Illegal Migrant on Idyllic Greek Island and Angering Locals
» Germany: Muslim Migrants Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Battle Police in Augsburg
» Italy: City on French Border Suffers Daily Muslim Migrant Violence
» Mexican Authorities Raid Warehouse and Find 240 Migrants, Including 61 Children, Bound for the U.S. Border
» Sweden’s Government Passes Controversial New Migration Law — But How Long Will it Last?
» Ten Convicted in Migrant NGO Scam Case That Cost Italians Millions
» Two Large Groups of Illegal Migrants Detained in Poland
» UK: Iraqi Refugee Who Ran Al Qaeda Twitter Account Wins Right to Challenge Deportation From UK
 
Culture Wars
» ‘Hungarians Are Not Afraid Anymore’ — PM Orban Praises Hungarian Stadiums Displaying Country’s Tri-Color Flag
 

Just 14 States Had Positive Job Growth in May

Just 14 states saw positive employment growth between April and May while the majority of the growth was concentrated in a handful of states, according to the Department of Labor.

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

UK: Populist Action: London Hedge Fund Shuts After Betting Against GameStop Meme Investors

A London-based hedge fund that bet against the GameStop retail investors has become one of the first casualties in the internet populist revolt against Wall Street elites.

White Square Capital, which at its height managed some $440 million (£314.58m) in assets, has reportedly shut down after reviewing its business model.

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

Ad Campaign Targets NYC Schools for ‘Indoctrinating’ Kids With Critical Race Theory

A new organization opposed to the promotion of critical race theory to kids is launching a TV ad campaign featuring several city private schools.

Free to Learn, which bills itself as a nonpartisan advocacy group, said it will deploy a seven-figure ad blitz across several flashpoint markets including New York, Arizona and Virginia.

“We want to build awareness around what is happening in our schools,” said Alleigh Marre, president of Free to Learn. “There are a lot of parents out there who are fed up with the politics in our classrooms.”

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

Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls Nancy Pelosi, Issues a “Warning”

Big Tech, especially Apple, has always maintained that it would embrace the right kind of government regulation. However, at the wrong end of a barrel that could fire five antitrust bills, Apple has resorted to threats, warnings, and lobbying.

The NYT reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook personally called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to deliver a “warning” that the “rushed” antitrust bills targeting tech giants could harm the iPhone.

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

Breaking: Rudy Giuliani Suspended From Practicing Law in New York Over Election Loss Statements

On Thursday, a New York court suspended former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani from practicing law in New York State due to “false and misleading statements” regarding former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss.

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

Breaking: Pelosi to Create Her Own Commission to Investigate Jan 6 Capitol Riot

On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that she is creating her own special committee to continue deep investigations of the Jan 6 Capitol riot.

Pelosi had mentioned that she wanted a bipartisan commission, similar to the one that was formed after the Sept. 11 2001 attacks. Such a bill had already passed the House on May 19 2021. However, many Senate Republicans were opposed to the measure and successfully filibustered it.

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

Cherry Creek Schools Hotly Debates Critical Race Theory, How History Should be Taught

DENVER (KDVR) — The Cherry Creek Schools monthly board meeting turned into a passionate debate about how history should be taught in the classroom.

On Wednesday’s agenda, the board was due to vote on revising its resources and materials for its social studies curriculum.

In April, the superintendent sent a letter home to parents saying, “We are working collaboratively with teachers and administrators to review existing curricular resources through a lens of racial and cultural relevance.”

Here’s what we know: no curriculum or curricular resource is perfect. However, it is critical that we identify resources that accurately reflect the contributions and narratives of our diverse community.”

The board clearly stated Wednesday night that Cherry Creek Schools has not and is not adopting the Critical Race Theory. However, it has sparked a fierce debate about the issue among parents.

“Things have gotten really radical lately. They’ve been pushing a lot of politics in classrooms at a young age,” one parent, who declined to give her name, told FOX31.

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

Emails Show Biden Officials Demanding Facebook Censor Team Trump Before the Election

Emails that have now surfaced show that Joe Biden campaign officials pressured Facebook to censor his opponent, Donald Trump — specifically the Team Trump account — ahead of the 2020 US presidential election.

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

GOP-Backed Bill Clamping Down on Protesters in Ohio Advances

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A GOP-backed bill aiming to expand the definition of obstructing justice in Ohio to include failure to follow a lawful order or diverting a law enforcement officer’s attention moved forward Thursday.

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Hawley Demands US Censure Canada’s ‘Religious Crackdown’ Of ‘Faith Leaders’

Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a message Thursday to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, calling on them to reprimand Canada for the country’s restrictions of religious freedom during the pandemic.

Hawley cited “numerous instances” of the Canadian government arresting and jailing pastors who held worship services that did not comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Widely publicized incidents include the arrests of both Pastor Tim Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church in Calgary and Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church in Spruce Grove for continuing to hold worship services throughout the pandemic.

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

Jesse Jackson, William Barber Arrested During Filibuster Protest Outside Capitol

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Bishop William Barber II were both arrested Wednesday while protesting against the filibuster and Republican opposition to a federal minimum wage increase outside the U.S. Capitol.

“We come not as an insurrection group, but as a resurrection group,” Jackson shouted as the two men marched down Constitution Avenue with hundreds of demonstrators,” according to the Religion News Service. “Today we must fill up the jails. … If you call yourself a child of God, you oughta act like it sometimes.”

In all, nearly two dozen protesters were taken into custody during the Poor People’s Campaign rally, accused of crowding and blocking traffic, according to FOX 5 in Washington.

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

John McAfee’s Lawyer Claims No Indication of Suicide

John McAfee’s lawyer said he was in constant contact with the anti-virus software tycoon and that he gave no indication whatsoever he was about to commit suicide.

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

Kansas Court Rules Against “Reverse Warrants”

A Kansas court has ruled to reject the government’s request to exercise the right to use what are known as reverse search warrants in order to gain access to location data from every device that happened to be active in a geographic area during one hour.

This type of search warrant, which emerged with the widespread use of mobile devices with location tracking enabled, requires a court to order tech companies like Google to hand over data on a geographic area defined by GPS coordinates — and thus on all users who happened to be there at the same time.

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

Man Charged After Shooting NY State Trooper Called to Domestic Dispute in Deposit

New York State Police say a suspect is in custody after a trooper was shot Wednesday night following a domestic dispute in the Village of Deposit.

A Deposit man has been charged in the shooting of a New York State trooper, who responded late Wednesday to a domestic dispute at a residence on Sunrise Terrace in the village.

The suspect, 44-year-old Scott A. Mawhiney, was booked into the Broome County jail shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday and charged with a felony count of attempted first-degree murder. He remains jailed without bail while awaiting further court action.

State police said the shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m. in the Village of Deposit, which is approximately 31 miles east of Binghamton. Trooper Ryan Thorp responded to the Sunrise Terrace residence and was in the process of interviewing the victim outside the house when he heard shots fired, according to state police.

Thorp, who wasn’t far from his patrol vehicle when the gunshots started, was struck in his right arm. He was able to retreat to a safe distance and apply a tourniquet for the wound, as another state trooper arrived on the scene…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Miami Building Collapse Leaves 99 People Unaccounted for

At least one person has died and dozens are missing after the collapse of a 12-storey residential building north of Miami, Florida, officials say.

The number of people who have been located now stands at 102, while 99 are still unaccounted for, according to Miami-Dade Mayor Danielle Levine-Cava.

It is unclear how many people were in the building at the time.

The cause of the collapse — affecting about half of the 130 units in the complex — remains unclear.

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

Michigan Bill Would Ban Critical Race Theory From Schools

A bill introduced in the Michigan House on Wednesday bans Critical Race Theory and “race or gender stereotyping” in schools.

State Rep. Andrew Beeler (R) introduced HB 5097, which would prohibit the state Board of Education and local school boards “from explicitly or implicitly including a set of statements, beliefs or ideas related to race and gender stereotyping in core academic curriculum for public elementary, middle and secondary schools.”

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

Must Watch: Critical Race Theory Infiltrates the Catholic Church

A priest delivered a homily at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minn., where he instructed parishioners on “how to become an anti-racist.” The Jesuit parish also has an affiliated school.

“So as we seek to build the kingdom of God here and now,” the father tells the assembled worshipers, “working to be anti-racist, I think, is an integral part of that. To which I think we’re being called, and especially at this time in our history. with all that’s being going on, Philando Castile, George Floyd, with all that’s been going on, I think God is really calling us.

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

NIH Complied With Chinese Request to Delete Crucial COVID-19 Gene Sequencing Data

Chinese researchers reportedly directed the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to remove key gene sequences of early COVID pandemic cases from their database.

The discovery comes from a new paper by virologist Prof. Jesse Bloom at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Prof. Bloom says that these COVID virus samples came from ground zero in Wuhan back in January and February 2020.

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

Now MATH is Racist: Educators Condemn $1M ‘Dismantling Racism in Mathematics’ Program Funded by Bill Gates Which Tells Teachers Not to Push Students to Find the Correct Answer Because it Promotes White Supremacy

The program is centered around a workbook for teachers titled ‘A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction’ and has reportedly been used by schools in Georgia, Ohio, California and Oregon.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Peloton Remotely Bricks Treadmills for Those Not Paying $39.99 Per Month

Peloton has removed “Just Run” from its treadmills, a feature that allows Peloton treadmill owners to just run without any subscription.

The removal of the free feature pretty much makes the pricey treadmills useless for users who are not ready to pay for the company’s monthly subscriptions and has further implications of who actually owns the product you paid for in this world of constant subscriptions — especially now that tech companies are comfortable to ban users’ accounts.

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

Rep. Donalds: Teach Critical Race Theory at ‘Sheldon Whitehouse’s Beach Club, ‘ Not Schools

Florida Republican Congressman Byron Donalds called out critical race theorists on Thursday, declaring that the left-wing ideology that alleges America as a nation is grounded in racism, has no place in educational institutions, adding that it is a fabrication of activists on the far-left of the Democratic Party.

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

Revealed: Fauci Refused Trump’s Request to Pull Funding From Wuhan Lab

Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly pushed back against orders from the Trump administration to terminate funding a not-for-profit company which was in turn giving money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The Trump administration directed Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and White House Covid-czar, to withhold $369,819 which was to be paid to EcoHealth Alliance, an institution that had been passing the money directly on to Wuhan. This was in April 2020. EcoHealth Alliance was headed by Peter Daszak.

According to the NY Post, Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was so reticent about terminating the funding that they didn’t do it until Trump put Fauci’s job on the line.

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

Rochester Resident Who Posted Molotov Cocktail Recipe on Social Media During Protests Pleads Guilty to Civil Disorder

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Ryan Howe a/k/a Rylea Autumn, 27, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to civil disorder. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey, who is handling the case, stated that in September 2020, there were violent protests and riots in Rochester over the deaths of George Floyd and Daniel Prude. In addition, on September 23, 2020, the Kentucky Attorney General announced that a grand jury had declined to indict police officers in relation to the death of Breonna Taylor. In the wake of the Kentucky Attorney General’s announcement, several members of the public — including people and groups in Rochester — expressed their disagreement with the decision not to charge the officers and declared their intention to protest in the evening on September 24, 2020. Through social media, several of these individuals expressed, in sum and substance, a desire to burn down the City of Rochester. A group of approximately 250 people protested in the streets of Rochester in the evening on September 24, 2020. Rochester Police Department officers were present at the protest for the purposes of, among other things, ensuring the safety of protesters and the public, and protecting property from damage.

On September 23, 2020, the defendant posted a message to Facebook, which included a link to an article about the grand jury’s decision not to indict certain officers in the Breonna Taylor case and the statement, “Burn this shit to the (expletive) ground.” The next day, on September 24, 2020, Howe posted a message to Facebook, which read, “Good morning to everyone ready to burn this whole (expletive) country to the ground!” That same day, at approximately 8:32 a.m., the defendant also posted a message on his Facebook account that included a recipe for a Molotov cocktail and guidance on how to use one against police officers.

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Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Allowing Florida’s College Students to Record Professors in Class

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a bill into law allowing Florida’s college students to record professors in class, upon permission from the professors.

The measure states students “may record video or audio of class lectures for their own personal educational use, in connection with a complaint to the public institution of higher education where the recording was made, or as evidence in, or in preparation for, a criminal or civil proceeding.”

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Scientist Recovers DELETED Genetic Data Proving COVID Virus Was Likely Circulating in Wuhan BEFORE Wet Market Cases

A scientist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle claims to have located genetic sequences from early coronavirus cases in China and says that they show the virus was circulating in Wuhan before any cases were linked to the infamous wet market.

Virologist Jesse Bloom has over 30 samples that are genetically more similar to bat coronaviruses than any other previously known sequences. The samples were originally submitted as part of a Wuhan University project.

Bloom says he recovered the data that was deleted from a US National Institutes of Health database by searching on Google Cloud. The NIH allowed the deletion of data from its databases in June 2020 by a Chinese scientist who originally submitted it, according to reports.

The data then also disappeared from there China National GeneBank where it had previously resided.

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

Seattle Man Pleads Not Guilty to Trying to Join ISIS

SEATTLE (AP) — A 20-year-old Seattle man pleaded not guilty Thursday to a federal charge that he tried to join the Islamic State group.

Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams was arrested late last month at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as he checked in for a flight to Cairo, according to federal prosecutors. A complaint filed in U.S. District Court said members of a Seattle-area mosque who had been trying to de-radicalize Williams were the ones who tipped off the FBI that he continued to espouse violence and extremism.

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Sen. Kennedy: Whoever is Advising Biden on Crime Surge is a ‘Butthead’

President Biden’s speech Wednesday advocating for more gun control laws in response to a crime surge in cities across the nation was “drivel, and I think most Americans know it,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told Fox News.

“Whoever is advising the president on crime, and I don’t know who it is, but whoever it is, his Secret Service name ought to be ‘Butthead,’“ Kennedy told “Hannity” Wednesday night.

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

Suspect in Death of Maryland Woman Wanted in Other Attacks

CHICAGO (AP) — A man suspected in the stabbing death on a downtown Chicago street of a Maryland graduate student over the weekend is also wanted for attacking two other women, police revealed Thursday in a community alert.

The man, who is possibly homeless, is suspected of stabbing to death 31-year-old Anat Kimchi, 31. She was walking along a downtown street Saturday afternoon when she was attacked. Kimchi was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Her family says Kimchi, who was in a University of Maryland doctoral criminology and criminal justice program, was in Chicago visiting friends.

According to police the same man on June 10, struck a 25-year-old woman in the head from behind as she walked along a downtown street. The woman was hospitalized.

On June 13, police say the man struck a 50-year-old woman with an object several times and took personal items the woman dropped. The woman treated for head lacerations…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Teacher Goes Viral for Lamenting She Can’t Teach Critical Race Theory But is Required to Say Pledge of Allegiance

An Iowa teacher has gone viral after posting a series of TikTok videos where she slammed the state’s recent ban on teaching critical race theory.

“My governor has put into place some ridiculous legislation that many governors across the country have put into place, such as I can’t teach anything divisive, I can’t teach critical race theory, and I can’t teach about racial equity,” Megan Geha, a special education teacher at Des Moines East High School, said in one of the videos.

In subsequent videos, Geha complained that she, as a teacher, can no longer be an activist like she could “in the past.”

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

Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Reinstate Federal Funding Ban of Critical Race Theory

On Thursday Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced a bill that would block federal funding for critical race theory training at the federal level.

The full text of the END CRT Act is available here. It comes as the subject has reachedheightened public attention.

If the bill sounds familiar to anyone, it’s because former President Trump did this in September 2020. Through the power of executive order, Trump prohibited the spread of ideological thought that blames a person’s sex or race primarily for their station in life.

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‘The Critical Qur’an’: #1 Bestseller in ‘History of Islam’ Five Months Before Release

By Robert Spencer

It looks as if there is a tremendous amount of interest, for which I am grateful, in my forthcoming book The Critical Qur’an: Explained from Key Islamic Commentaries and Contemporary Historical Research, which will be published in November by Bombardier Books. Even though it won’t be available for five months, it has already zoomed to the #1 spot in Amazon’s “History of Islam” category. Clearly people are tired of being lied to by those who insist, in the face of near-daily jihad violence, that Islam is a religion of peace. The Critical Qur’an provides an honest translation of the Qur’anic text, plus extensive explanatory notes showing how the text is understood in mainstream Islamic traditions. It is also the first Qur’an edition ever to include variant readings from Qur’anic manuscripts that differ from what has become the standard version.

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The Tragedy of Utopian Thinking

A 31-year-old female scholar who wrote a paper attempting to prove America’s criminal justice system was racist was viciously stabbed to death by a black homeless male in Chicago.

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University Demands People Stop Saying ‘Trigger Warning’ Because it’s Too Triggering

Brandeis University has issued new language that they suggest be used because the previous terms were too offensive, oppressive, and violent. Among those terms to obliterate is the phrase “trigger warning.”

As alternatives to “trigger warning,” which is itself a term that was invented to make college students feel safe in class, Brandeis suggests the phrases “content note” or “drop-in” be used. “The word ‘trigger,’“ they write, “has connections to guns for many people; we can give the same head’s up using language less connected to violence.”

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Video of Two Arrests Leads to Riot Outside South Carolina Police Station

Around 100 people rioted outside the Rock Hill, South Carolina, police station Wednesday night after video surfaced of officers fighting with two black men during an arrest, Fox News reported Thursday.

Rioters gathered shortly after video footage of an arrest was posted to social media and set a fire outside the Rock Hill Police Department and later threw objects at an officer, Fox News reported. Officers responded in riot gear and the fire department was deployed to put out the fire.

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Watch: Biden, Senators, Come to Agreement on Infrastructure Spending Bill

President Joe Biden announced on Thursday morning that he had reached a deal with the senate to enact a massive infrastructure spending bill. Flanked by five senators from both sides of the aisle, Biden spoke from the White House about the compromise that was reached.

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Watch: Dad Arrested at Loudon County School Board Meeting Speaks Out on Tucker Carlson

On Tuesday night, a Loudon County school board meeting regarding the teaching of critical race theory in their schools devolved into chaos, resulting in one man being arrested.

“Public Schools in Loudoun County, Virginia, like so many schools in this country have gone insane in the last year they’ve essentially stopped teaching,” said Tucker Carlson on a Tuesday episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight.

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Watch: Parents, Activists Protest Critical Race Theory at Fort Worth School Board Meeting

Parents and activists in Texas descended on the Fort Worth Independent School District’s (FWISD) school board meeting to protest Critical Race Theory (CRT) on Tuesday.

Prior to the meeting, over 100 people marched to the district’s headquarters, according to Fox 4 News.

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

Will Cain Dismantles Critical Race Theory: ‘The Lunatic Racist Left is Starting to Lose’

The left’s push to implement critical race theory in America’s schools is counterproductive to solving racism in itself, “Fox News Primetime” host Will Cain explained during his monologue Thursday.

WILL CAIN: Parents are the tip of the spear, the front-line warriors in this cultural revolution. They have seen Little Timmy bring home the book ‘How to Be an Anti-Racist Baby,’ confess his whiteness to mom and told dad that America and he are white supremacists. And parents have had it, Jack. The lunatic racist left is starting to lose. So, as is always the case, change the rules of the game, obfuscate, argue about definitions.

Last night on MSNBC professional liar Joy Reid yelled at Chris Rufo, the man responsible for exposing the explosion of critical race theory, that he didn’t really know what he was talking about…

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

YouTube Deletes President Trump Interview

YouTube has removed another interview with former President Trump, continuing its pattern of blacklisting Trump from its platform, even when appearing as a guest on other channels.

This time, Trump’s interview with David Brody on “The Water Cooler” show on the Real America’s Voice news network has been purged after the tech giant claimed that the video contained “content that advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches changed the outcome of the U.S. 2020 presidential election.”

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YouTube Censors Missouri Senate Candidate Eric Greitens’ Interview on Real America’s Voice

YouTube has removed a video of former governor and current Missouri Senate candidate Eric Greitens’ interview on Real America’s Voice where he discussed President Trump’s interview on the network, the Arizona audit of the 2020 election, and the way several major mainstream media stories have turned out to be false.

Greitens was interviewed by David Brody, who hosts “The Water Cooler” on Real America’s Voice, and posted the video of the interview to his YouTube channel with the title “MUST SEE Interview with Fmr GOP Gov. Eric Greitens following President Trump on The Water Cooler!”

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751 Unmarked Graves Found on Site of Former Residential School in Saskatchewan

A new and even more grisly discovery in rural Saskatchewan comes not long after 215 unmarked remains of children were found on what used to be a residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. The site contains more than three times the number of bodies than the school in Kamloops, with a total of 751 being announced.

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Ontario Man Who Left Canada to Join ISIS Free After Time Served, Faces Probation and DNA Order

An Ontario man who pleaded guilty to leaving Canada to cross into Syria and join ISIS has been sentenced to 49 months in prison and 12 months probation, but will serve no additional time in custody.

Given the time he spent in pre-trial detention since his arrest, Ikar Mao is free — but must undergo 12 months probation and provide a DNA sample. Mao pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge on Monday.

Taken into account in his sentencing were the facts that he pleaded guilty, agreed to seek counselling from an imam on deradicalization, that he had no prior record, and that he is studying at a university.

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Trudeau Liberals Unveil NEW Internet Censorship Bill to Remove ‘Hate’ From the Internet

The Trudeau Liberals have unveiled their latest piece of legislation to control the internet in the form of Bill C-36: “An Act To Amend The Criminal Code.”

The code would make it so that bloggers, publishers, and Facebook and Twitter users could face house arrest or large fines of up to $70,000.

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Wear Masks to the Beach, Says Public Safety Canada

While Canadians get outside to enjoy the beach this summer, Public Safety Canada wants residents to enjoy said destinations while fully-masked.

In a tweet posted by the government department Monday, they remind Canadians to wear their sunscreen, as well as continue to practice physical distancing and wear their masks, even to the beach.

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Dutch PM Rutte: No Place in EU for Hungary With Anti-LGBT Law

Hungary “has no business being in the European Union any more”, according to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, in a fresh rebuke to Prime Minister Viktor Orban over new anti-LGBT legislation.

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EU Could Start Restricting Funds to Hungary, Poland and Even Czechia

The European Commission will not wait for the verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union and will probably start using the new rules conditioning drawings from EU funds by respecting the rule of law, the vice-president of the Commission, Vera Jourova, stated on Tuesday.

According to Jourova, the EU executive has provided the member states and the European Parliament with details of the use of the mentioned mechanism and is also working on the evaluation of individual countries.

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EU Proposes Joint Cyber Unit to Strengthen Bloc’s Response to Rising Cyberattacks

The European Commission put forward on 23 June a new initiative to boost the bloc’s cybersecurity in view of the increasing threat of cyberattacks, which envisions, among other measures, the creation of a new Joint Cyber Unit.

“The Commission is today laying out a vision to build a new Joint Cyber Unit to tackle the rising number of serious cyber incidents impacting public services, as well as the life of businesses and citizens across the European Union,” the EU body said in a press release.

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EU Publication Suggests Poland Was Responsible for Auschwitz

Poles are continuously fighting for historic truth on the international arena, especially in regard to the Second World War, with the latest falsehood coming from the European Parliament about Poland’s role regarding the German-run Auschwitz concentration camp.

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European Commission Launches Probe Against Google

The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, has opened a new investigation against online tech giant Google under suspicion that the U.S. company may have given preferential treatment to its own online ads, thereby breaching anti-trust rules.

“Google collects data to be used for targeted advertising purposes, it sells advertising space and also acts as an online advertising intermediary. So Google is present at almost all levels of the supply chain for online display advertising. We are concerned that Google has made it harder for rival online advertising services to compete in the so-called ad tech stack,” European Commission Vice President Margrethe Vestager said in a statement.

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France: Police Arrest Woman Who Was in Contact With Jihadi Teacher Killer

French police in the city of Nîmes have arrested a 33-year-old woman on suspicion of being in direct contact with Islamist teen Chechen refugee Abdoullakh Anzorov just days before he beheaded teacher Samuel Paty.

Police arrested the woman on Tuesday morning, and she is being investigated for “complicity in terrorist murder” and “terrorist criminal association”.

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French Passenger Train Struck by Gunfire

A high-speed passenger train was hit with gunfire in France on Wednesday night, according to reports.

The SNCF train was nearing Saint-Charles station in Marseille at approximately 9 p.m. when it was struck by at least eight bullets, the company confirmed.

“Several impacts were noted on at least one window of a car, and one of the projectiles even went through a metal part of the train,” RTL reports.

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German Historian: ‘God Save Us From the Greens’

Just when the world is faced with sweeping paradigm changes, the European left, which includes the German Green Party, is determined to use the opportunity to take away all individual choice and freedom from people, German historian and publicist told daily Magyar Nemzet in an interview.

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Hungary’s PM Orban: ‘Von Der Leyen’s Statement is Shameful’

Hungary will do everything to protect its children, including from ideological manipuation, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in response to criticism from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen regarding the country’s anti-pedophile law.

As Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet reported, von der Leyen, speaking at a press conference with the Belgian prime minister on Wednesday morning, called the Hungarian law “shameful” and said she had already instructed the relevant EU commissioners to express concern in a letter over legal concerns regarding alleged discrimination in the law.

“The statement by the president of the European Commission is shameful because it is based on untrue allegations,” Orban said on Wednesday in a statement to news agency MTI.

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Islamic State Families in Camps Could Return to Sweden This Summer

Female members of the Islamic State currently in prison camps in Syria, along with their children, could be all returning to Sweden this summer.

Several days ago, a Swedish delegation comprised of officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Centre Against Violent Extremism, and a paediatrician visited the Islamic State women in northeast Syria and spoke to local Kurdish authorities.

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Major Riot in Sweden No-Go Zone

More than 100 people were involved in riots the Swedish city of Borås on Tuesday night.

A major police response was required to mitigate conflict in the ‘no-go zone’ of Norrby as a dispute between rival gangs spiraled out of control, Samnytt reports.

A special task force and helicopter were deployed after hours of unrest led to at least one officer suffering a head injury, and reinforcements were called in from the nearby city of Gothenburg.

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‘People Have Been Taken Over by a Destructive Ideological Madness, ‘ Says Polish MEP

The support of foreign diplomats for the recent Warsaw Pride Parade is another example of the world going mad, says Law and Justice (PiS) MEP and professor Ryszard Legutko.

Legutko was speaking in context of the participation of foreign diplomats in last week’s Pride Parade in Warsaw in an interview for portal Niezalezna.

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Roma Man Dies After Being Arrested by Czech Police for Assault, Council of Europe Calls for Investigation

The Council of Europe (CoE) is calling for an immediate investigation into the death of Romani man Stanislav T. in Teplice, who died on Saturday after a police operation. According to an international organization, the event raises a number of questions which have been compared to George Floyd’s death in the U.S.

The Czech government is backing the police and police officials have also responded.

“No Czech Floyd,” said the police, rejecting accusations on social media.

The incident took place on Saturday in Dubska Street in Teplice. Police arrived at the location due to a skirmish between two men, one of whom aggressively attacked the other. In the video, the man who eventually passed away, is seen shirtless, punching a car, and lunging for another man.

Czechia’s deputy ombudsman Monika Šimunkova also wants to look into the case.

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The UK Faces Algorithm-Driven Censorship if Online Censorship Bill Comes to Pass

If this isn’t happening already — current and former MPs, legal experts and free speech activists are warning that UK’s upcoming Online Safety Bill getting approved in parliament might usher in the era of “algorithm-driven censorship.”

The concern is strong enough to have seen a group formed around the cause of preventing the bill’s adoption, with Index on Censorship and MP David Davis among its members.

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UK Government Minister Says Face Mask Rules Will End Next Month

A government minister has confirmed that the UK will abolish all mask mandates next month in an effort to “get back to normal.”

Environment secretary George Eustice told Sky News that the government wants “all of the legal requirements to do things to be taken away completely” when the country exits its final lockdown restrictions on July 19th.

“Whether there will still be some people who might choose to wear masks or whether it may be advisory in some settings, that’s a separate matter,” he said.

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UK Health Secretary Tries to Guilt Citizens Into NHS Private Company Data Grab

The UK’s cabinet member in charge of healthcare, Matt Hancock, has chosen an interesting way to try and advance the message that having their medical data shared actually “benefits” citizens.

A “think-of-the-children” style policy paper has been published by Hancock’s Health and Social Care Department, entitled, “Data saves lives.”

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UK: Andrew Neil Shuts Down XR Leader Claiming 6 Billion Will Die From Climate Change

ANDREW NEIL shut down Extinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam on Thursday night’s edition of his GB News programme as the guest claimed six billion people will die from climate change.

Andrew, 72, was joined by Roger, 55, to discuss the latest action Extinction Rebellion was taking to try and combat climate change. The GB News guest told the presenter the group and the world should take more extreme action now to try and bring global warming under control or risk witnessing “the end of life as we know it”. Giving the dire prediction six billion people will die if current trends continue, the host of the show had to question where the co-founder of the group was getting his information from as there was “no evidence” he could see.

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UK: Dozens Charged Over Newcastle City Centre Protest Violence

Thirty-eight people have been charged with offences after protests in Newcastle city centre turned violent last year.

Northumbria Police said there were “pockets of disorder” during a Black Lives Matter demonstration and counter protest on 13 June 2020.

Three protesters and five officers were hurt as well as police horses and dogs.

Two teenagers, two women and 34 men face violent disorder and are due before magistrates next week.

Assistant Chief Constable Neil Hutchison said: “On the day we took swift and decisive action, making a number of arrests.

“We subsequently launched a major investigation, which has now resulted in 38 people set to appear in court to face charges of violent disorder.”

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UK: MP Says ‘Important People’ Shouldn’t Need to Quarantine Under COVID Rules

A Conservative MP inadvertently provided an insight into the hypocrisy of lockdown when he said that “people who are important” shouldn’t have to follow the same COVID-19 quarantine rules as the rest of the population.

MP John Whittingdale was speaking about special measures that allow UEFA officials and multi-millionaire football players to enter the UK to take part in the Euro 2020 final on July 11.

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UK: Meghan and Harry Rejected Earl of Dumbarton Title for Son Because it Contained the Word ‘Dumb’: Claim

Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry allegedly rejected the title ‘Earl of Dumbarton’ for their son Archie because it contained the word “dumb”, sources speaking to a major British newspaper have claimed.

Before his marriage to the former TV actress, Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II bestowed on the prince a dukedom, making him the Duke of Sussex, as well as the two subsidiary titles of Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel, each title reflecting three historic realms that made up the UK, England, Scotland, and Ireland respectively.

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UK: Oxford Don Says Universities Harbour ‘Stereotypical Attitudes Towards White Working Class Pupils’

A University of Oxford professor has condemned academia for holding “stereotypical attitudes towards white working-class pupils” where even despite around one million being in poverty, they are alleged to still have so-called “white privilege”.

Professor of inorganic chemistry Peter Edwards made the remarks after a government committee concluded in a report published on Tuesday that terms like “white privilege” might have contributed to the “systemic neglect” of poor white pupils, who when compared to other ethnicities in receipt of free school lunches are nearly at the bottom of almost all academic scales.

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Saudi Arabia: Economy Drags Riyadh Into the ‘Post-Wahhabi’ Era (More Than Rights)

The Saudi kingdom opens up to yoga, fast-tracking of foreign publications and deletes references to non-Muslims as pigs and monkeys from school texts. Bin Salman’s nation rebuilt from “foundations” based on money, safeguarding Islam. Government consultant says opening of a church on the “to do list”.

Riyadh (AsiaNews) — Yoga classes; preferential channels for the approval of publications imported from abroad; revision of school texts, to remove disparaging references to non-Muslims: There is a silent revolution underway in the Wahhabi kingdom.

The reforms, wanted by the crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (Mbs), aim to free religion from a radical vision and open the country to the international economy. But not without a price.

If, on the one hand, Riyadh requires mosques and muezzins to turn down the volume of the loudspeakers, on the other hand it arms the hand of the executioner by executing people who were minors at the time of the crime.

On 21 June last, to coincide with the international day, the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Saudi Arabia and India, aimed at promoting yoga in the kingdom. An agreement that provides for the collaboration between the Saudi Ministry of Sport and the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, affiliated with the Indian department of Ayush (dedicated to medicine and traditional practices, from Ayurveda to yoga, from naturopathy to Siddha). Among the objectives, to strengthen the awareness of the physical and mental benefits related to the practice of the discipline born in India.

Meanwhile, the head of the General Commission for Audiovisual Media (Gcam) has streamlined the operations necessary for the approval of foreign publications, cutting time by up to 30 days compared to the past. This measure, executives explain, will also serve to combat fraud or the under-the-counter distribution of pirated copies. It will also guarantee the go-ahead for the marketing, within the year, of at least 300,000 new titles and will give a new impetus to sales that have so far suffered from unfair competition from other Arab publishing houses.

Finally, the progressive erosion of the power of Islamic leaders — and of the feared religious police who do not disdain violence to enforce the precepts of the faith — is seen in the choice to review school texts, the basis on which to build respect and coexistence from an early age.

Activists and movements in defense of minority rights applaud the decision to ban derogatory terms such as monkeys and pigs to indicate believers of other religions.

In freeing the country from dependence on oil, one of the foundations of the “Vision 2030” program, bin Salman is attempting — albeit very carefully — to counter the radical implantation of the Muslim faith. Reforms introduced over the last two years by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) have brought some changes to social life and civil rights; for example, women are now allowed to drive cars and can attend reserved sections in sport stadiums.

Some reforms have also touched the religious sphere. However, this has not prevented the authorities from cracking down on top government officials, business leaders, activists and other critics, not to mention the Khashoggi affair, which cast a broad shadow over the reform process.

Aziz Alghashian, an expert on Islam at the University of Essex, points out that “the nation is rebuilding itself from its foundations” and is increasingly oriented towards “economics” and profit, rather than the religious sphere, “in an attempt to appear more attractive for investors “. Or “less intimidating”, while still being far from the Dubai model. Despite this, the change is real, just think that today some shops and shopping centers remain open during the five moments of Islamic prayer. An unthinkable event in the past, with the teams of the “vice habit” that with blows of the stick imposed the closures.

Some timid glimmers also seem to emerge in terms of religious freedom: if the practice of a faith other than Islam remains prohibited, government consultant Ali Shihabi told the US media Insider that allowing the construction of at least one church is “on the list of things to do “of the Saudi leadership. And even on the subject of alcohol, although the authorities categorically exclude a green light for consumption, it is equally true that behind closed doors “this happens” with the approval of the authorities. “It is not an exaggeration to say — Kristin Diwan of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington told AFP — that Saudi Arabia has entered a post-Wahhabi phase. Religion no longer has the power of veto over the economy, social life and foreign policy “.

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After Black Sea Incident Russia Warns: Next Time We Will Not Miss!

Spokesmen for the Russian government have said that if warnings about not entering their waters are ignored their weapons will be “right on target” in future, the latest escalation over the disputed ownership of territorial waters in the Black Sea.

Russia has continued to push statements into the public domain since it buzzed a British warship — and, they claim, dropped “warning” bombs in its path — on Wednesday. Britain denied the use of weapons even took place, noting that while pre-announced Russian naval exercises were taking place nearby, no weapons were aimed at the British.

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Bangladesh: Pandemic Drives Up the Number of Child Brides by 13 Per Cent

By Sumon Corraya

Local NGOs speak out against this terrible practice. Growing poverty is behind the rise in child marriages. A victim, who can no longer go to school, tells her story. Bangladesh is one of the top 10 countries in the world for child marriage

Dhaka (AsiaNews) — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, child marriages are on the rise in Bangladesh, up by 13 per cent since the start of the health emergency, this according to data presented at a recent virtual seminar organised by NGOs opposed to this terrible practice.

Bangladesh is already one of the top 10 countries in the world in terms of child marriage with 51 per cent of brides aged under 18, this according to a UN report, this despite the fact that, in Bangladesh, the legal age for marriage is 18, in some cases16.

During the seminar a child bride named Arju Akter spoke about her experience. “During the pandemic my father lost his job. He arranged a marriage for me when I was in Grade 7. I tried to refuse, but failed.” Now that she’s married and no longer going to school.

For Chandan Gomes, senior operations director at World Vision Bangladesh, “this is painful since sustainable development goals include ending child marriage”.

According to a survey by this NGO, 95 per cent of families in Bangladesh have faced economic difficulties due to the pandemic, which has increased poverty in the country. “As a result many parents have arranged marriages for their children,” Gomes explained.

Child marriages declined in the past noted Rashed Khan Menon, a member of the Bangladeshi parliament and chairman of the Standing Committee on the Ministry of Education; however, this trend has been reversed.

The lawmaker, who plans to bring the issue to the attention of the government, points to various causes, such as “poverty, culture, security” as well as “child labour”.

“Child marriage is a significant violation of children’s human rights,” added Shaheen Anam, executive director of the Manusher Jonno Foundation, “depriving them of the possibility of growing up properly.”

“A parent who thinks about marrying a minor child must be stopped by the government. A zero tolerance policy must be adopted,” she said.

Child marriage is not an issue in Bangladesh’s small Catholic community, thanks to strict supervision Church authorities.

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India: Kanpur: Hindu Families Put “For Sale” Signs Outside Their Houses After Being Forced to Convert to Islam, Sp MLA Accused of Shielding the Goons

Something akin to the Kairana exodus is currently underway in UP’s Kanpur, where Hindu families are forced to either convert to Islam or vacate and leave the place. The Hindu families accuse the local Muslim ruffians of threatening, intimidating and coercing them to leave their religion and embrace Islam.

The case pertains to Rail Patri colony under Colonelganj Police station area of Kanpur district, where 10 Hindu families are living under a constant threat of persecution by their Muslim neighbours. On Saturday evening last week, a daughter of a Hindu family was molested by the mobsters of the locality and when the girl’s brother confronted them, the goons barged into their house and assaulted the family members. Reportedly, an attempt was also made to sexually assault the girl.

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India: Uttar Pradesh: One Dilshad Caught Breaking Idols in Hindu Temple in Kannauj, Accomplice Umar Says They Were Instructed to Do So

The UP Police on Tuesday morning arrested one Dilshad who along with his accomplice attacked a Hindu temple situated in Chhibramau, Kannauj district. While his accomplices managed to flee, the devotees and the priest of the temple caught hold of Umar Farooq and handed him over to the police.

Another accused caught by the people in this case is one Umar alias Bunty. During the investigation, Umar who is a resident of the Birtiya Mohalla revealed that he and other abettors were sent to attack the temple on someone’s instructions but refused to divulge the name.

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India: Uttar Pradesh Forced Conversion Racket: Differently Abled Children Were to be Brainwashed and Used as Human Bombs, Reveals Report

In a shocking development, the further questioning of two individuals accused of mass religious conversion racket by the Uttar Pradesh anti-terrorist squad (ATS) has revealed that the duo had devised a sinister plan to first convert the hearing and speech impaired children into Islam and then use them as human bombs, reports Dainik Jagran.

According to the report, the accused Mufti Qazi Jahangir Qasmi and Mohammad Umar Gautam received funding from Pakistan’s notorious spy agency ISI and other global sources. The duo from Delhi’s Jamia Nagar was apparently involved in coercively converting around 1000 people to Islam and especially targeting deaf and mute individuals along with women and children for the same.

A senior official stated that the people involved in the racket wanted to brainwash these children into accepting Islam and later on utilise them as human bombs in India and around the world.

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Pakistan: Father of Four Abducts and Marries 13-Year-Old Christian Employee After Forcefully Converting Her to Islam

Religious minorities continue to face discrimination and persecution, such as misuse of the anti-blasphemy law, kidnapping, rape, forced conversions and enforced disappearances of non-Muslims girls, in Pakistan. The forceful conversion programs have always been unleashed against the minorities Hindus, Christians, and Sikhs living in Pakistan with utmost brutality. There have been many such cases reported in the recent past.

In yet another case of religious persecution and sexual crimes against children, a 13-year-old Pakistani Christian girl Nayab Gill was abducted from Gujranwala Division located in Punjab, Pakistan, forcibly converted to Islam and married to an already married Muslim man who is a father of four girls, last month.

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Report: Hillary Clinton Warned About “Biological Weapons Proliferation Concern” With Wuhan Lab in 2009

A leaked State Department cable from 2009 revealed that Hillary Clinton, then Secretary of State, warned about the opening of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China with regards to “biological weapons proliferation concern.”

Human Events reports that the communication, which was previously obtained by WikiLeaks, was sent in June 2009 to all embassies in member nations of the Australia Group, a group concerned with preventing the proliferation of deadly weapons.

In the cable, Clinton wrote that “We believe it is important to focus on emerging chemical and biological technologies, trends in the trade of CBW-related (chemical and biological weapons) goods and threats.”

Clinton specifically addressed French representatives, writing “The U.S. believes participants would benefit from hearing about your experiences assisting China in setting up a Biosafety Level-4 (BSL-4) laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology from the export control and intangible technology transfer perspectives.”

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U.S.-China Space Race Takes Off as Beijing Announces Crewed Missions to Mars

China plans to send its first crewed mission to Mars in 2033, the country’s lead rocket maker announced Thursday, part of the country’s ambitious plan to begin large-scale development of the Red Planet and ratcheting up tensions with the U.S. as the two race to become the Earth’s dominant power in space.

China intends to send crewed missions to Mars in 2033, 2035, 2037, 2041 and 2043, said Wang Xiaojun, the head of state-owned China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology during a conference.

Ultimately, Wang said, China envisages building a permanent presence on Mars and large-scale development of its resources, with a fleet of vessels running between it and Earth.

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Denmark: No Residential Area Can Have More Than 30% of People With a Non-Western Background

In ten years, there will be no areas in Denmark where more than 30 percent of so-called “non-western immigrants and descendants” should live, according to a government initiative.

This is at least the ambition of the Danish government that has entered into a new agreement on combating so-called “parallel societies” with the Liberal Party, the Danish People’s Party, the Socialist People’s Party, the Conservatives, and the Liberal Alliance.

“It is crucial to ensure a welfare society where you meet people who are different from yourself in everyday life,” said Minister of the Interior and Housing Kaare Dybvad Bek.

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Dutch Journalist Faces Prison for Hiding Illegal Migrant on Idyllic Greek Island and Angering Locals

A Dutch journalist based in Greece has been arrested on the Greek island of Hydra for hosting an Afghan asylum seeker in her home and could face up to a year in prison if charged and convicted.

Ingeborg Beugel, 61, a freelance correspondent for Dutch media who has lived on Hydra for almost 40 years, was arrested on 13 June accused of “facilitating the illegal stay of a foreigner in Greece,” The Guardian reported.

The charge carries a 12-month prison sentence and a fine of €5,000.

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Germany: Muslim Migrants Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Battle Police in Augsburg

Celebrate diversity! Because it’s coming, as the article below notes: this kind of incident heralds “the ethnic division of the settlement area of the Federal Republic.” This is the Germany Merkel wanted. This is the Germany she’s got.

“Augsburg: adventure-oriented party-goers with a migration background,” translated from “Augsburg: Erlebnisorientierte Partygänger mit Migrationsvordergrund,” PolitikStube, June 22, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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Italy: City on French Border Suffers Daily Muslim Migrant Violence

This kind of behavior is widespread in every Western country that has flung open its doors to welcome economic Muslim migrants in droves. Many of these migrants make their way to EU cities and engage in the same activities, often in a more organized fashion, turning areas into high crime zones, no-go zones and in some areas Sharia patrol areas. Add to that the rampant assaults on women as “migrant Muslims on the prowl…act in groups and start hunting, treating the women like prey.”

Nevertheless, globalist politicians keep welcoming these migrants, and citizens keep voting in those same politicians

“In Ventimiglia, the ‘ring’ of immigrants: punches, blows and insults,” translated from “A Ventimiglia il “ring” degli immigrati: pugni, botte e insulti,” by Fabrizio Tenerelli, il Giornale, June 20, 2021.

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Mexican Authorities Raid Warehouse and Find 240 Migrants, Including 61 Children, Bound for the U.S. Border

A total of 240 migrants bound for the United States were found inside a warehouse during a joint operation between state cops and immigration agents in the central Mexican state of Puebla.

The discovery was made Wednesday after authorities received a tip regarding suspicious activities involving a group of individuals who were not wearing face masks near the building located in the Puebla city neighborhood of Bosques de Manzanilla.

The National Institute of Migration said there were 61 children inside the building.

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Sweden’s Government Passes Controversial New Migration Law — But How Long Will it Last?

Sweden’s government on Tuesday passed a new migration law, but the five-hour debate that preceded the vote showed this will remain a hotly debated issue, as well as one that directly affects the country’s international residents.

Minister of Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson called the vote “a great success”, but Sweden’s conservative opposition vowed to keep fighting for stricter rules in immigration.

The Moderates, Christian Democrats, Sweden Democrats and Liberal Party had put together their own alternative and more restrictive migration policy — the first ever joint proposal from the four parties — but this was voted down by a narrow majority and the government’s plan approved.

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Ten Convicted in Migrant NGO Scam Case That Cost Italians Millions

The Court of Milan has convicted ten people who were part of a network that defrauded the Italian state of millions of euros while managing funds for migrant reception NGOs.

The suspects were convicted of fraud against the state over the handling of at least €7.5 million (£6.41m/$8.96m) meant to go towards four migrant reception NGOs.

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Two Large Groups of Illegal Migrants Detained in Poland

Two groups of migrants from Afghanistan reached Poland on foot by crossing the so-called green border between Poland and Belarus. All of the migrants were Afghanistan citizens.

The first group was stopped near the town of Ozierany. Earlier, a border guard patrol had discovered traces of an illegal border crossing, and the migrants were detained a few kilometers further away.

The 11-person group did not have any documents permitting them to stay in Poland. The group comprised six men aged between 15 and 49 and five women aged nine to 47.

Another 11-person group aged between 18 and 45 was stopped in Sokólka. This time, the migrants had crossed the Polish-Belarusian border near the town of Kuznica where a road and railway border crossing are located. Police officers from the municipal police headquarters located the migrants.

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UK: Iraqi Refugee Who Ran Al Qaeda Twitter Account Wins Right to Challenge Deportation From UK

An Iraqi refugee who ran an Al Qaeda social media account from the UK has won the right to appeal against her deportation.

The woman, who was not named in court, posted more than 45,000 tweets in Arabic to more than 8,000 followers.

Her posts encouraged beheadings and urged people to travel abroad to join Al Qaeda and ISIS.

The woman, 29, served a three-and-half-year jail sentence for terrorism offences, after which the Home Office attempted to deport her.

In sentencing, Judge Charles Wide said her conduct had “affected international peace and security”.

She arrived in the UK with her mother aged 15 when she was granted discretionary leave to remain.

But after her conviction, the Home Office removed those rights and refused her application for asylum.

Since Iraq had been designated a dangerous place, she was granted restricted leave to remain, but without the protection of refugee status.

The woman challenged the Home Office’s decision in London’s High Court where Lord Justice Warby granted her the right to appeal.

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‘Hungarians Are Not Afraid Anymore’ — PM Orban Praises Hungarian Stadiums Displaying Country’s Tri-Color Flag

Although a last-minute decision of the sport’s governing body, the UEFA, prevented Munich’s Allianz Arena from being clad in the colors of the rainbow, the issue remained evident both in Munich — where the Hungarian national team faced Germany in a make-or-break match on Wednesday — and all around Hungary, where stadiums across the country sported the Hungarian tricolor during the match.

Munich featured rainbow colors in response to Hungary’s anti-pedophile law, which critics claim discriminates against LGBT people.

Despite the UEFA ban, several other buildings in the Bavarian capital sported the colors of the rainbow, and there were several reports of German police harassing Hungarian supporters arriving there for the game.

“The time has come when Hungarians were no longer afraid. I am proud of you!” Hungarian Prime Minister wrote in a Facebook post, accompanied by a photo montage showing the illuminated stadiums all around the country.

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35 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/24/2021

  1. “Roma Man Dies After Being Arrested by Czech Police for Assault, Council of Europe Calls for Investigation” the man also headbutted the car several times and was a regular drug user, according to the autopsy, he died due to overdose.

  2. Muslims belief is that after over fifty years of intimidation and fear mongering rape and murder the hated Christian indigenous have had any will to resist “knocked out of them”.

      • I fear that the poking and prodding will have enraged the European man so much that guilt or innocence be damned consign them all to the ash heap of history.

        • Those who refuse to call terror by its real name and happily march in protest against white male privilege. The same males that gave them the vote , the right to dress as they please , drive , and abort, absolutely guarantee that their daughters will be backwards like never before.

          • These lefty’s and 3rd world sub humans really have no idea what terror is, but soon to their collective horror they will find out that it is not nice to make the white man angry.

  3. Canada…
    Masks again? Surely dementia or dictatorship.
    Clear the internet from ‘hate’? Leads to the same conclusions.

  4. First, homosexuality was cached,
    After, it was tolerated.
    I advise you to prepare to fled before it became mandatory.

    From Millôr Fernandes a great Brazilian humorist. Deceased.

  5. The number of injured firefighters tripled between 2007 and 2017: nearly eight attacks per day in France
    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/06/24/le-nombre-de-sapeurs-pompiers-blesses-a-triple-entre-2007-et-2017-pres-de-huit-agressions-par-jours-en-france/

    Belgium: Nigerian migrant poses as a top US military officer, seduces woman, steals money and incites her to poison her husband
    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/06/24/belgique-il-seduit-une-femme-lui-vole-de-largent-et-lincite-a-empoisonner-son-mari/

    Evry police station (91): armed with a knife, she threatens to “kill the police” if her husband is not released (Update: He is in an “irregular situation”/illegal immigrant)
    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/06/24/evry-91-a-laccueil-du-commissariat-et-armee-dun-couteau-elle-menace-de-tuer-des-policiers-si-son-mari-nest-pas-libere/

    “We are at home”, “F*ck your grandmothers”, “France to the Arabs”: a municipal councilor of Saint-Chamond (42) insulted and threatened
    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/06/24/on-est-chez-nous-niquez-vos-grands-meres-la-france-aux-arabes-une-conseillere-municipale-de-saint-chamond-42-insultee-et-menacee/

  6. I have no idea what sort of culture enricher this murderous savage is, but he killed at least 3 people and injured six others in Wurzburg , Germany before a squad of cops was able to get things under control.

    From the article:

    man ‘killed at least three people and wounded six’ in a street rampage before German police shot him in the leg and arrested him, local media reports.

    “Police identified the suspect, who was wearing a face mask, as a 24-year-old Somali man living in Wurzburg, Germany. His life was not in danger from his gunshot wound, a spokeswoman said. The force said multiple people had been killed and injured, but did not give details. There has been no word yet on the possible motive for the attack.”

    I am SO GLAD to hear that this human scum barbarian’s life was not in danger from his gunshot wound!

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9726257/Three-dead-six-injured-knife-attack-Barbarossaplatz-Wurzburg.html

    • there is sort of a sarcastic saying in german when
      ” shot in the leg ” is concerned.
      Leg( Bein) is an archaic expression for bone in general too.
      : So why did the police not aim at Brustbein( collarbone)
      or Stirnbein) ,frontbone?
      A policeman told me that shooting, if ever, is trained in the de- escalating way, least possible harm to target.

      • So, you served in the german army, too?

        I remember my instructor during guard training telling us, only to aim for the arms or legs.
        Of course in german you have the wordgame you mentioned.
        German: Wir zielen auf das Bein. Brustbein, Stirnbein.
        English: We aim for the leg. Collarbone, Frontbone.

        • yes, Axel. In the sixties.
          And the policy on guard duty was: first at target, then into the air. Two shell casings
          prove that you tried to deterre the perp first.

          • Our instructor told us to fire into the earth, because then you have evidence that you fired a warning shot.

        • In the Marine Corps, it is one shot, one kill. You do not shoot to wound for deader is always better. Unless you use one as bait of course.

          • G, in terms of GDP, centermass is counter- productive. Just a cheap funeral.No big deal.
            Figure the benefits of the perp surviving: ICU for six weeks, some 100k $, then trial with lawyers paid by the taxpayer, then guaranteed jobs in the penitentiary system.
            Come on, G, let us keep free markets busy.

          • Herb, cheap funeral? They have coal fired power plants that need to be used, the 3rd worlders contribution to electricity. Never complicate a simple issue. 😉

  7. Jesus just look at the trash running the UK. Bozo like a foreign used car sales scammer. Surrounded by users of all sorts. Meanwhile the Islamic invaders pore in. Are we waiting for one our integrated Muslims to blow up a parliament somewhere? It looks like it – certainly to the Muslim I imagine.

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