Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/5/2021

Protests continued in Minneapolis over the shooting death of Winston Boogie Smith Jr. by a U.S. Marshals task force. Mr. Boogie pulled a gun and fired at law enforcement officers before he was shot dead. Demonstrators engaged in mostly peaceful protests that involved setting fire to dumpsters and looting businesses.

In other news, according to data from sources in the federal government, the Pentagon gave $39 million to EcoHealth Alliance, which funded gain-of-function virus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

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

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

USA
» 14-Year-Old Girl Dies Days After Back of the Yards Shooting
» Amazon Driver Attacks 67-Year-Old Woman During Delivery Dispute
» Biden Admin Gets G7 to Agree to 15 Percent Minimum Corporate Tax
» Breaking: Trump Says the ‘Survival of America’ Depends on Electing Republicans During 2022 Midterms
» ESPN Fires Kelly Stewart Over Anti-Lockdown and Decade-Old Tweets
» Facebook Suppresses Fauci Emails With “Fact Checks”
» Federal Judge Overturns California’s Ban on Assault Weapons
» GoFundMe Tells Matt Walsh ‘Family’ of AOC’s Abuela Won’t Accept Money After He Raised $100,000 to Repair Home
» Jake Tapper: Why Reinstate Trump’s Facebook? “His Lies Are Getting Worse”
» Left-Wing Catholic Paper Accuses U.S. Bishops of Worshiping at ‘MAGA Church’
» New Orleans Man Shoots and Kills Suspected Home Invader in French Quarter
» North Carolina Police Department Limits Response to 911 Calls Due to ‘Staffing Crisis’
» Now One of the Original Lab Leak Deniers Calls for a ‘Thorough Investigation’ Into COVID’s Origin as He Admits ‘A Lot of Disturbing Information’ Has Surfaced Since He Signed Lancet Letter Denouncing Theory
» Protest Erupts in Minneapolis Over Shooting Death of Winston Boogie Smith Jr.
» Protest Erupts Again Over Man Killed by Minnesota Deputies
» Researchers Want Americans to Eat 90% Less Beef, Conform With Paris Agreement
» Sen. Rand Paul Says He’s Gotten Death Threats Over Clashes With Fauci
» ‘Senseless’: Family Grieves After Daughter Killed in Overnight Shooting in Minneapolis
» Separate Groups of Protesters in Sacramento Clash at Capitol
 
Canada
» Alberta NDP Opposition Pitches Plan to Legalize Illegal Tent City in Edmonton
 
Europe and the EU
» Belgium: Protesters Get Six Months in Prison for ‘Stop Islamization’ Banner
» German Government Approves Strategy Paper to Contain the Spread of Political Islam in the Country
» Malta: ‘You Let Us Down’ — Authorities Criticised as Illegal Sliema Beach ‘Parties’ Continue
» Spain: Palma Police Deal With More Illegal Street Parties
» The EU Refuses to Give Up on Internet Content Filters
» UK Colleges Violate Free Speech by Using Software to Report “Micro Aggressions”
» UK: ‘Oprah Who?’ — Queen’s Son Prince Edward Downplays Nephew Harry’s Public Griping
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Statement After Traffic Held Up in Nottingham City Centre During Protest
» UK: Over Half of Pakistani-Heritage Women Being in Cousin Marriages Raising Birth Defects, Deaths
» UK: PM Johnson Challenges Orban’s ‘Divisive and Wrong’ Views on Muslims in London Talks
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» “The Terrorist Stopped in Front of Me. He Shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ And Just Started Firing.”
 
Middle East
» Islamic Republic: Welcome to Iran’s Fake Democratic Elections
 
South Asia
» India: Muslim Cleric Booked for Raping Minor Girl in a Mosque, But What’s New?
» India: Muslim Group Goes to Supreme Court Over Citizenship Amendment Act Offering Refuge to Persecuted Non-Muslims
 
Far East
» China’s WeChat Announces a Bunch of New Content Restrictions
» Exclusive: High-Ranking Chinese Defector Has ‘Direct Knowledge’ Of Several Chinese Special Weapons Programs
» The Pentagon Gave $39 MILLION to Dr. Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance — The Charity That Funded Coronavirus Research at the Wuhan Lab Accused of Being the Source of the Outbreak, Federal Data Reveals
» Tiananmen Mothers Mourn Massacre Victims as China Censors Online Tributes
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Islamist Extremist Group Fans the Antisemitic Flames
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria Bans Twitter After the Platform Censored Its President
 
Latin America
» El Salvador to Become First Country to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender
 
Immigration
» 7 in 10 French Want Migrant Criminals to Serve Sentences in Home Countries
» Austria: Waving a Qur’an, Muslim Migrant Drags Police Officer 50 Meters With His Car, ‘Motive Unclear’
» Channel Crossings: Claim Border Force Picked Up Migrants in French Waters
» Danish Parliament Votes for Overseas Asylum Reception Proposal
» Greece: Algerian Man Wanted in France Arrested in Athens
» Priti Patel Blames Facebook, Twitter and TikTok for the Soaring Number of Migrants Trying to Reach the UK as She Orders Social Media Giants to Remove Posts That ‘Glamorise’ Illegal Channel Crossings
» Turkish Lorry Driver Jailed for Trying to Smuggle Migrants Out of UK
» UK: Migrants Crossing English Channel in Designer Clothes, Posting TikTok Videos
 

14-Year-Old Girl Dies Days After Back of the Yards Shooting

A 14-year-old girl who was shot Wednesday by gang members after being chased in Back of the Yards has died.

Savanah Quintero was pronounced dead at 12:57 p.m. at Comer Children’s Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The shooting happened around 6 p.m. in the 1700 block of West 48th Street, Chicago police said.

The teen and her boyfriend had just bought snacks from a store when they were confronted by three young gunmen, according to police and Ald. Ray Lopez (15th).

They asked if she was in a gang, and after she said she wasn’t, the attackers chased her and opened fire, officials said. She was taken to Comer in critical condition at the time.

No arrests have been reported.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Amazon Driver Attacks 67-Year-Old Woman During Delivery Dispute

A 21-year-old Amazon driver has been arrested after savagely attacking a 67-year-old customer Thursday following a dispute over a delivery in Castro Valley, Calif.

The driver, Itzel Ramirez, engaged in a heated verbal exchange with the unnamed victim before unleashing a horrific onslaught of punches to the back of the head and the face of the much older woman.

The vicious encounter was caught on video from multiple angles.

Ramirez reportedly verbally berated the victim about her “white privilege” before the attack, according to KTVU FOX2. Police say that the victim may have called the suspect a “b—h” before the exchange turned to fisticuffs.

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

Biden Admin Gets G7 to Agree to 15 Percent Minimum Corporate Tax

The seven finance ministers from the G7 nations on Saturday have agreed to back the Biden administration plan for a minimum corporate tax of 15 percent in their respective nations.

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

Breaking: Trump Says the ‘Survival of America’ Depends on Electing Republicans During 2022 Midterms

Former President Donald Trump portrayed the upcoming midterm elections as the battle for America’s survival at the GOP convention Saturday in North Carolina.

“As we gather tonight, our country is being destroyed before our very own eyes,”“ Trump began the speech. “Crime is exploding. Police departments are being ripped apart and defunded,” added Trump from the podium before the applauding crowd.

Trump was the keynote speaker over the weekend at the 2021 North Carolina Republican Party convention held in the city of Greenville. The appearance marked the 45th president’s second public speech since leaving office in January and following the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February.

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

ESPN Fires Kelly Stewart Over Anti-Lockdown and Decade-Old Tweets

ESPN fired a female gambling analyst just a month after hiring her over past tweets from almost a decade ago. The network fired her despite having deleted the tweets, posted in 2012.

Gambling analyst Kelly Stewart was hired by ESPN a month ago. She was fired this week after “objectionable” tweets from 2012 were brought to the network’s attention. In the tweets, she used the term “fags” while responding to trolls attacking her.

Reports also indicate that ESPN had flagged some tweets she made last year objecting to COVID-19 lockdowns.

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

Facebook Suppresses Fauci Emails With “Fact Checks”

While Facebook has been forced to reverse a major component of its Covid-related censorship — that pertaining to the possible origin of coronavirus — it continues to enforce other rules around what can and cannot be said about the pandemic.

On both Facebook and Instagram, the giant remains committed to playing the judge, jury, and executioner of content it doesn’t approve of that concerns vaccines, and now reports say that mentioning or posting screenshots of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails has also been declared off limits.

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

Federal Judge Overturns California’s Ban on Assault Weapons

Liberals are probably having a meltdown after a George W. Bush-appointed federal judge in California ruled the state’s ban on assault weapons is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego released a 94-page ruling late Friday, indicating California’s three-decade ban on assault weapons violates the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms.

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

GoFundMe Tells Matt Walsh ‘Family’ of AOC’s Abuela Won’t Accept Money After He Raised $100,000 to Repair Home

Conservative commentator Matt Walsh revealed on Saturday that the “family” of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s grandmother will not be accepting the money he raised to repair her home after the New York Democrat blamed former President Donald Trump for blocking aid that was supposed to be sent to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

Walsh took to Twitter and shared an email he received from the GoFundMe Trust & Safety Team, who informed him that they had been in communications with the “beneficiary’s family,” who made it clear that “they will not be accepting the funds raised.”

“When a beneficiary doesn’t want to accept the funds that have been raised on their behalf, it is standard practice to turn off donations, then refund all donors,” GoFundMe told Walsh.

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

Jake Tapper: Why Reinstate Trump’s Facebook? “His Lies Are Getting Worse”

In an interview with Facebook’s vice president of global affairs and communication Nick Clegg, CNN’s “The Lead” host Jake Tapper asked why Facebook plans to allow former President Trump back on the platform.

Facebook recently announced Trump would be banned for two years, following a recommendation by its Oversight Board that the indefinite ban was unfair.

“So, Facebook is acknowledging that Trump used its platform for harm. He incited the deadly insurrection. Trump continues to spread lies that prompt death threats. Why give him your platform at all?” Tapper asked Clegg.

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

Left-Wing Catholic Paper Accuses U.S. Bishops of Worshiping at ‘MAGA Church’

The far-left National Catholic Reporter, in a bizarre op-ed this week, accused the U.S. Bishops of worshiping former President Donald Trump rather than Jesus Christ.

The newspaper’s editorial board declares that “Catholicism already is perceived by many — including many of our young people — as an extension of that portion of the Republican Party that believes the ‘Big Lie,’“ adding that it “promotes conspiracy theories about vaccinations and is willing to abandon all other principles to overturn a nearly 50-year-old court case.”

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

New Orleans Man Shoots and Kills Suspected Home Invader in French Quarter

New Orleans police say no charges will be filed at this time against a man who shot and killed a suspected home invader on Thursday night in the French Quarter, FOX8 reports.

The suspected home invader was banging on the door and lunged at the homeowner when he opened it, according to the local news outlet.

Neighbors told the Times Picquayne and the New Orleans Advocate that before the shooting, they saw a man who appeared to be intoxicated pulling on door handles in the neighborhood as well as knocking on doors.

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

North Carolina Police Department Limits Response to 911 Calls Due to ‘Staffing Crisis’

The Asheville Police Department in North Carolina announced Wednesday that, going forward, the force will limit the amount and types of 911 calls that officers will be able to respond to because of the department’s “staffing crisis.”

“The Asheville Police Department (APD) has lost 84 officers since January 1, 2020. As a result of the staffing crisis, several changes in officer response will go into effect immediately in order to improve response times for emergency calls made to 9-1-1,” the department wrote on Facebook.

Perhaps most alarmingly, the Asheville police will no longer be responding to “theft under 1,000 where there is no suspect information” or “theft from a vehicle where there is no suspect information.” Also eyebrow-raising is that the police will no longer deal with “simple assaults that are reported after they have occurred.”

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

Now One of the Original Lab Leak Deniers Calls for a ‘Thorough Investigation’ Into COVID’s Origin as He Admits ‘A Lot of Disturbing Information’ Has Surfaced Since He Signed Lancet Letter Denouncing Theory

One of the 27 Covid lab leak deniers who signed a letter denouncing the theory that the virus escaped from a lab in Wuhan has now called for a ‘thorough investigation’ into Covid’s origins, MailOnline can reveal.

Dr Peter Palese, a microbiologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, signed the letter in the Lancet in February last year claiming the virus could only have been natural in origin and to suggest otherwise would create ‘fear, rumors, and prejudice’.

The ‘bullying’ letter, orchestrated by Dr Peter Daszak, the head of a non-profit that funnelled U.S. taxpayer dollars to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, was criticized by experts for ostracizing anyone offering different opinions on the virus’ origins, dismissing them as conspiracy theorists.

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

Protest Erupts in Minneapolis Over Shooting Death of Winston Boogie Smith Jr.

MINNEAPOLIS — Protesters faced off with officers in Minneapolis early Saturday over the shooting death of a man by members of a U.S. Marshals task force.

Photos from the scene following a vigil for Winston Boogie Smith Jr., 32, showed dumpster fires in the street and a line of officers standing guard.

It was the second night of protests in response to the fatal shooting Thursday in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood.

Authorities said Friday that Smith was wanted on a weapons violation and fired a gun before two deputies shot him while he was inside a parked vehicle…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Protest Erupts Again Over Man Killed by Minnesota Deputies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters faced off with officers in Minneapolis early Saturday over the shooting death of a man by members of a U.S. Marshals task force.

Photos from the scene following a vigil for Winston Boogie Smith Jr., 32, showed dumpster fires in the street and a line of officers standing guard. It was the second night of protests in response to the fatal shooting Thursday in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood.

Authorities said Friday that Smith was wanted on a weapons violation and fired a gun before two deputies shot him while he was inside a parked vehicle. Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were trying to arrest him on a warrant for allegedly being a felon in possession of a gun.

Family and friends described Smith as a father of three who was often harassed by police. They are demanding transparency in the investigation and have asked that anyone who might have video footage to come forward.

Police said some people vandalized buildings and stole from businesses after the shooting Thursday. Nine people were arrested on possible charges including suspicion of riot, assault, arson and damage to property.

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

Researchers Want Americans to Eat 90% Less Beef, Conform With Paris Agreement

As President Biden seeks to reduce American carbon emissions, a University of Michigan study suggests drastically reducing meat consumption.

The study — published by University of Michigan researchers Martin Heller, Gregory Keoleian, and Diego Rose — lists ways in which the United States could conform with the Paris Agreement’s emissions targets.

In particular, the study notes that “replacing 50% of all animal-based foods with plant-based alternatives” in combination with “replacing 90% of beef” would cut American carbon dioxide emissions annually by 2,408 million metric tons.

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

Sen. Rand Paul Says He’s Gotten Death Threats Over Clashes With Fauci

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Friday his family had received five telephoned death threats over his recent confrontations with White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci — and over Paul’s vocal opposition to gain-of-function research

“This week, I’ve had five death threats just for being outspoken on it,” the Republican told Fox News’ “Hannity”. “I don’t know what the world’s coming to, you can’t ask honest, difficult questions that in the end have proved out that Dr. Fauci was not being honest with us, but as a repercussion, my family had white powder sent to our house, and five death threats phoned in.”

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

‘Senseless’: Family Grieves After Daughter Killed in Overnight Shooting in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) — A Chisago County family is grieving Saturday, after losing their daughter to yet more gun violence in Minneapolis overnight.

Vanessa Jensen’s parents Rachel and Travis are in shock. Early on Saturday morning, they learned they’ll have to do something no parents ever should, bury their own child.

A Chisago County family is grieving today, after losing their daughter to yet more gun violence in Minneapolis overnight.

“Her birthday was next week June 9, she would’ve been 20,” mother Rachel Jensen said.

“20 years old, she’s dead. Senseless, didn’t even get to live life,” father Travis added.

The family says overnight the 19 year old went with her cousins to watch street racing in Minneapolis but never came home.

“She was shot three times, one in each arm and one in her chest,” Rachel said.

The shooting happened on the 2200 block of North Second Street, according to Minneapolis Police. The Jensens say drivers were doing burnouts and donuts in the area when two people got into an argument, and shots were fired…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Separate Groups of Protesters in Sacramento Clash at Capitol

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Demonstrators in Sacramento gathered for separate rallies at the California State Capitol on Saturday.

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

Alberta NDP Opposition Pitches Plan to Legalize Illegal Tent City in Edmonton

As homeless encampments are set up in the middle of Edmonton’s historic Old Strathcona area, the provincial NDP opposition is proposing legalizing California-style tent cities.

“We’re not making any demands or anything. We just want to draw attention to the issue of youth homelessness before winter hits. We need to get rooms for these guys,” said Cameron Noyes, an activist working with the city’s homeless population, according to an article by CTV News Edmonton.

“We are getting a lot of people up on Whyte Avenue from the tent city down there,” Noyes said.

The provincial NDP opposition is examining possible solutions, which one of the options being analyzed is to legalize the homeless encampments by “establishing safe, legal campsites on public lands.”

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

Belgium: Protesters Get Six Months in Prison for ‘Stop Islamization’ Banner

Sharia states are the same all over the world: they discriminate fiercely against women, they deny non-Muslims numerous rights, they’re human rights basket cases with draconian punishments for homosexuality, adultery, theft, and more, and they’re vociferously anti-Semitic. But if you oppose all that in the West, you’re the problem.

“Four members of radical-right group, Voorpost, sentenced for inciting hate and violence because of banner, ‘Stop Islamization,’“ translated by Gary Fouse from “4 leden radicaal-rechtse groep Voorpost veroordeeld voor aanzet tot haat en geweld wegens spandoek ‘Stop islamisering,’“ VRT, May 26, 2021.

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

German Government Approves Strategy Paper to Contain the Spread of Political Islam in the Country

The strategy paper, entitled Preserving Free Society, Promoting Social Cohesion, Fighting Political Islamism, “asserts that a growing number of areas in Germany, where Sharia law overrules German law, are in danger of becoming ‘parallel societies.’“

Yet despite the problem of Islamization, Angela Merkel’s party has advised other EU countries that are facing an unsustainable problem with illegal Muslim migrants to build more migrant centers to house illegal economic Muslim migrants. Western countries need stringent border controls. Open-door immigration serves as an open door invitation to jihadists.

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

Malta: ‘You Let Us Down’ — Authorities Criticised as Illegal Sliema Beach ‘Parties’ Continue

Illegal ‘beach parties’ continue to take place in Sliema on an almost daily basis, despite laws banning gatherings of more than four people.

New photos uploaded on social media show two large gatherings of people near Exiles and Independence Garden.

A Sliema resident said one of the ‘parties’ lasted until around 5.45am on Saturday, with loud music that could not even be drowned out with the use of headphones.

Another resident said such events have been taking place “five times a week for the past three weeks.”

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

Spain: Palma Police Deal With More Illegal Street Parties

Overnight on Friday, police in Palma had to deal with five large illegal street parties — “macrobotellones”. As on Thursday night, there was one in Playa de Palma. From midnight until 1.30, the local police took action in dispersing people. This included clearing them from the beach itself. Unlike the other incidents, a number of tourists were out on the streets in Playa de Palma.

In Plaça Drassana, near La Llotja and the port, some 150 people had to be moved on. There were similar numbers on the Carrer Sant Magi in Santa Catalina, in the vicinity of the Feixina Park and on the Son Castelló industrial estate.

A joint operation with the National Police, deployment of officers lasted until 6am. The local police also checked some fifty establishments in Arenal, Santa Catalina and elsewhere.

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

The EU Refuses to Give Up on Internet Content Filters

Content filtering has long been a “must-have” in autocratic regimes around the world — but when this type of “solution” to whatever problem crops up in those entities considered to be democracies guided by the rule of law, it is sure to cause protestations and controversies.

That is what happened several years ago when the European Union (EU) first introduced the idea of adopting a new copyright directive and its Article 17 (originally Article 13), and contention around this topic refuses to die down — as the bloc refuses to prioritize interests of individuals and independents over a handful of powerful companies and organizations.

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

UK Colleges Violate Free Speech by Using Software to Report “Micro Aggressions”

Top UK universities have been accused of free speech violations for using software allowing students to anonymously report “micro aggressions” and other behavior from both staff and students. Critics perceive the tool as a “threat to traditions of free speech and fearless discussion of ideas.”

Cambridge University dons blasted the school for launching a website allowing students to anonymously report what they call micro aggressions. The criticism led to the university taking down the website.

It turns out Cambridge is not the only university to have launched such a controversial system. The tool, called Report + Support, was developed by a firm called Culture Shift, founded in 2018 by Carl Sadd, Gemma McCall, and Stuart Bradley. The firm was founded to make software to help combat bullying at Manchester University.

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

UK: ‘Oprah Who?’ — Queen’s Son Prince Edward Downplays Nephew Harry’s Public Griping

The Queen’s youngest son Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, has played down the impact of the highly public and increasingly fierce attacks on Britain’s Royal Family by his disgruntled nephew, Prince Harry, joking that he and his wife do not even know who Oprah Winfrey is.

“Oprah who?” he asked with a smile when pressed by Telegraph Magazine on the question of the bombshell interview his nephew and his wife, former television starlet Meghan Markle, gave to U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion Statement After Traffic Held Up in Nottingham City Centre During Protest

Extinction Rebellion has responded after motorists expressed irritation at protesters who held up traffic in Nottingham city centre.

The climate action group held a rally from 2.30pm on Saturday, June 5, where a large group of people dressed as wildlife such as sharks and badgers marched along key routes such as Maid Marian Way and Carrington Street.

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

UK: Over Half of Pakistani-Heritage Women Being in Cousin Marriages Raising Birth Defects, Deaths

A majority of marriages in Britain’s Pakistani community being between first cousins is wreaking a terrible toll on public health, with stillbirths, birth defects, and disabilities far higher than they would otherwise be.

In an article published by the Daily Mail, journalist Sue Reid described how an estimated 55 per cent of Pakistani-heritage couples are first cousins in so-called consanguineous marriages.

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

UK: PM Johnson Challenges Orban’s ‘Divisive and Wrong’ Views on Muslims in London Talks

Britain’s government has condemned comments made by Viktor Orban about Muslims and migrants on the eve of a bilateral meeting between the Hungarian leader and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

In a statement, No. 10 Downing Street said that Orban’s 2018 comment to a German newspaper about “Muslim invaders” and his later description of migrants as “a poison” were “divisive and wrong”.

It said that Johnson would not shy away from raising human rights issues with the Hungarian leader.

[Comment: Article dated May 28, 2021.]

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

“The Terrorist Stopped in Front of Me. He Shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ And Just Started Firing.”

You ever notice how jihad terrorists scream “Allahu akbar” in Europe, the U.S., and all around the world as well, when they’re in the midst of jihad attacks? Scroll through the news stories here. This is because in Europe, the U.S., Nigeria, Israel, and everywhere else, they are all motivated by the same ideology and belief system. They all have the same perspective and goals. Yet how many mainstream Western analysts and policymakers have ever publicly acknowledged this congruence, or are even aware of it? Their willful ignorance deforms their analyses.

“‘The terrorist shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ and started shooting,’“ by Ben Ariel, Arutz Sheva, June 2, 2021 (thanks to Henry).

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

Islamic Republic: Welcome to Iran’s Fake Democratic Elections

The unelected Guardian Council has a history of arbitrarily disqualifying reform-minded candidates, women and those who are perceived as disloyal to the principles of the state and the Islamic revolution, from running for office.

Out of 592 individuals who registered to run as candidates in the Iranian regime’s 13th presidential election, the unelected Guardian Council only approved seven individuals to run for the presidency.

Of course, for the ayatollah, the elections are “flawless” because his regime gets to pick who runs.

Instead of condemning the mullahs for this charade of fake elections, the Biden administration — after feathering the nests of American enemies such as Russia and China — continues to try to make a deal that will not be kept, shower Iran’s regime with masses of money it demands from America’s hard-working taxpayers, and lift sanctions to further empower yet another corrupt and predatory regime.

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

India: Muslim Cleric Booked for Raping Minor Girl in a Mosque, But What’s New?

On Monday, May 31, Delhi Police arrested a 48-year-old Muslim cleric on charges of raping a minor girl inside a mosque in northeast Delhi. It is alleged that the 12-year-old had gone inside the mosque on Sunday night to fetch water; upon her return, she told her parents what she had endured in the mosque. The girl’s parents filed a complaint with the Delhi Police on Sunday night. The police began a search and arrested the accused, who was from Gaziabad’s Loni, on Monday. The cleric, who is married and has four children, has been “booked under section 376 [rape] of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act,” said the police.

As heinous as the crime is, one would expect that woke-liberal-feminist activists, especially those hailing from Bollywood (the Indian film industry), would flood their Instagram and Twitter handles with outraged condemnations of the act. Yet not one of these flag-bearers of morality and icons of outrage could summon up enough courage to do so.

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

India: Muslim Group Goes to Supreme Court Over Citizenship Amendment Act Offering Refuge to Persecuted Non-Muslims

“The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Centre’s notification inviting non-Muslims belonging to Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan and residing in 13 districts in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Punjab to apply for Indian citizenship.” The invitation to these countries’ non-Muslims constituted the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The CAA fast-tracked Indian citizenship for Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, and Parsi immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who arrived in India before 2015.

The CAA lead to unrest from Muslims when it was passed in December 2019. Mass protests led to violence across India, and Al-Qaeda called for Muslims in India to wage jihad from within. A relentless propaganda barrage against India came from Pakistan, Kuwait and across the Muslim world. Muslims also appealed to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, with complaints against India over “Islamophobia.” This reaction, in fact, proved exactly why infidels need rescuing from the wrath of Islamic supremacists and jihadists everywhere.

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

China’s WeChat Announces a Bunch of New Content Restrictions

Chinese tech giant Tencent has announced a long list of banned activities on WeChat’s live streaming feature, including nose picking and spanking. Chinese regulators have increased attention on live streaming services, which have become popular since the start of the pandemic.

Tencent owns WeChat, a messaging app used by more than 1 billion people. WeChat is more like a basic need in China as it is not merely a messaging app; it can be used for virtually everything, including booking flights and making payments. Tencent launched the live streaming feature in WeChat last year.

Now, in a move that appears to be an attempt to comply with Beijing’s censorship rules, Tencent announced a long list of “violations” that are no longer going to be allowed on WeChat live streams.

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

Exclusive: High-Ranking Chinese Defector Has ‘Direct Knowledge’ Of Several Chinese Special Weapons Programs

A person believed to be among the highest-ranking defectors ever to the United States from the People’s Republic of China has been working with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for months, sources inside the intelligence community have told RedState on condition of anonymity. The defector has direct knowledge of special weapons programs in China, including bioweapons programs, those sources say.

The information provided to RedState corroborates and clarifies Thursday evening’s reporting by journalist Adam Housley.

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

The Pentagon Gave $39 MILLION to Dr. Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance — The Charity That Funded Coronavirus Research at the Wuhan Lab Accused of Being the Source of the Outbreak, Federal Data Reveals

The Pentagon gave $39 million to a charity that funded controversial coronavirus research at a Chinese lab accused of being the source for Covid-19, federal data reveals.

The news comes as the charity’s chief, British-born scientist Dr. Peter Daszak, was exposed in an alleged conflict of interest and back-room campaign to discredit lab leak theories.

The charity, EcoHealth Alliance (EHA), has come under intense scrutiny after it emerged that it had been using federal grants to fund research into coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.

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

Tiananmen Mothers Mourn Massacre Victims as China Censors Online Tributes

Relatives of people killed in the 1989 Tiananmen massacre were escorted by state security police on Friday to pay their respects to those who died in the bloody crackdown by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Around 10 members of the Tiananmen Mothers victims’ group laid offerings for their loved ones at Beijing’s Wan’an Cemetery, closely watched by around 30 plainclothes police.

In the brief ceremony that took less than an hour, police kept their distance, and didn’t interrupt proceedings, mourners told RFA.

Tiananmen Mothers members Zhang Xianling, Huang Xuefen, You Weijie and Huang Jinping were among the mourners, and were escorted through the north gate of the cemetery by plainclothes police, Zhang told RFA after the ceremony.

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

Australian Islamist Extremist Group Fans the Antisemitic Flames

Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT, Arabic for “the party for liberation”) is a pan-Islamic fundamentalist movement calling for the re-establishment of a global Muslim Caliphate based on Islamic religious law (Sharia) while rejecting the integration of Muslims into non-Muslim societies.

The leaders of the Australian branch of HT (HT Aus) have a long and well-documented history of support for terrorism as well as antisemitism and incitement against Jews, including Holocaust denial.

During the recent conflict in Gaza, HT Aus organised a protest titled “Dua (prayer) for Al-Aqsa” in Sydney on May 11 and a social media video discussion on May 20. In them, they engaged in blatant antisemitism — accusing Jews of being “evil and treacherous” and spreading “filth” and characterising them as money-grubbing, pleasure-loving thieves — and demanded that all Jews in “Palestine” leave or be killed.

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

Nigeria Bans Twitter After the Platform Censored Its President

Twitter users in Nigeria have been struggling to access the social network on mobile networks. The African country’s government recently announced an indefinite suspension of Twitter operations.

On Friday, the Nigerian government announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter because of “the persistent use of the platform for activities capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”

As of Saturday morning, the BBC claims that its reporters in Lagos, the largest city, and Abuja, the country’s capital, were unable to access Twitter on the country’s largest mobile network carriers, MTN and Airtel. However, the social network was accessible on some Wi-Fi network providers, although that is not a common way to access the internet in Nigeria.

The Twitter ban came a few days after Twitter suspended President Muhammud Buhari over a tweet that referenced the 1967-70 civil war in the nation’s southeastern region, threatening to treat “those misbehaving today” in “the language they will understand.” Twitter removed the tweet and suspended Buhari’s account for 12 hours, because the tweet violated its policy on “abusive behavior.”

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

El Salvador to Become First Country to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender

El Salvador is looking to introduce legislation that will make it the world’s first sovereign nation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender alongside the US dollar.

At multiday conference Bitcoin 2021 in Miami, Florida, billed as the biggest Bitcoin event in history, President Nayib Bukele announced via video broadcast El Salvador’s partnership with digital wallet company Strike to build the country’s modern, state-of-the-art financial infrastructure using Bitcoin technology.

Strike founder and CEO Jack Mallers declared that the move will go down as the “shot heard ‘round the world for Bitcoin.’“ Mallers said that Bitcoin is “both the greatest reserve asset ever created and a superior monetary network.”

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

7 in 10 French Want Migrant Criminals to Serve Sentences in Home Countries

Seven out of ten French people would like to see migrant criminals who committed crimes in France be deported back to their home countries to serve out their sentences.

The CSA Institute for Studies poll found that 66 per cent of the respondents in their latest poll supported the idea of sending migrant criminals back home to serve sentences for crimes they committed in France, with 42 per cent saying they were totally convinced of the idea.

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

Austria: Waving a Qur’an, Muslim Migrant Drags Police Officer 50 Meters With His Car, ‘Motive Unclear’

The motive couldn’t be clearer. Vehicular attacks are a common jihad tactic. But as we know, the political and media elites are impervious to the evidence before their eyes.

“The rampage makes it clear: Linz has a problem with radical Islamists!,” translated from “Amokfahrt verdeutlicht: Linz hat ein Problem mit radikalen Islamisten!,” Wochenblick, June 4, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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

Channel Crossings: Claim Border Force Picked Up Migrants in French Waters

Reports that a Border Force ship entered French waters and took on board migrants from a UK-bound dinghy are being investigated by the Home Office.

A radio conversation was recorded in which a Border Force officer asked a French ship for permission to get the group, The Daily Mail reported.

The migrants were then reportedly brought to Dover last Saturday.

A Home Office spokesman said: “We are urgently investigating the circumstances behind this incident.”

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

Danish Parliament Votes for Overseas Asylum Reception Proposal

A majority of politicians in the Danish parliament have voted for a proposal that could see Danish asylum claims processed in countries overseas by creating asylum reception centres abroad.

The new proposal will make it legal for the Danish government to create asylum reception centres overseas, with Minister for Immigration and Integration Mattias Tesfaye having had discussions with the Rwandan government to create a centre recently.

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

Greece: Algerian Man Wanted in France Arrested in Athens

A 34-year-old Algerian man wanted by French authorities who had a European arrest warrant against him was arrested in the Athens district of Kolonos, the Hellenic Police announced on Friday.

According to the arrest warrant, the Algerian man was wanted for participating in a criminal organisation that illegally forged documents used in the trafficking of migrants.

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

Priti Patel Blames Facebook, Twitter and TikTok for the Soaring Number of Migrants Trying to Reach the UK as She Orders Social Media Giants to Remove Posts That ‘Glamorise’ Illegal Channel Crossings

Priti Patel has ordered social media giants including Facebook and Twitter to remove posts that ‘glamorise’ illegal Channel crossings, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The Home Secretary’s action comes as the number of migrants trying to reach the UK soars again, and amid growing anger in Government that tech companies are allowing people-smugglers to use their platforms to advertise their criminal services. One video showing migrants travelling from Calais to Dover has been seen more than 800,000 times on Chinese-owned TikTok.

In the strongly worded letter which has been seen by this newspaper, Ms Patel asks the internet giants to ‘put an end to the exploitation of your platforms by criminals involved in organised immigration crime’ as more people than ever are making ‘incredibly dangerous journeys across the Channel’.

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

Turkish Lorry Driver Jailed for Trying to Smuggle Migrants Out of UK

A Turkish lorry driver has been charged, convicted, and imprisoned for trying to smuggle illegal migrants out of the United Kingdom.

36-year-old Hakan Zengin from Cigli, Turkey was caught by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) — roughly equivalent to America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) — in the act of attempting to smuggle 17 migrants out of the country in the back of a lorry.

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

UK: Migrants Crossing English Channel in Designer Clothes, Posting TikTok Videos

Thousands of migrants continue to pour across the English Channel from French shores, with some arriving to England in designer clothes and posting ‘glamorous’ TikTok videos of their journeys, according to reports.

A video purportedly shared to TikTok by a migrant traveling from Calais to Dover shows a group of men aboard a boat mugging for the camera as dance music pumps on a soundtrack.

“Just when you thought you’d seen it all!” Twitter user Broken Britain wrote on Thursday. “Migrants making TikTok videos as they cross The Channel.”

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

9 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/5/2021

  1. Re: “eat 90% less beef” – Disregarding the “carbon footprint” angle, I have given up nearly all red meat and dairy in recent years and I feel much healthier for it. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where if I eat any beef or cheese with a meal, I’ll feel it well into the next day. Bloating & gas, inflammation in my fingers and elbows, and a general heaviness throughout the body. We are mammals, and it doesn’t appear to be healthy for us to eat the flesh and dairy of other mammals. Although it does appear that gelatin is the one exception to that. Like I said, I don’t care about “carbon footprint” nonsense, but minimizing the red meat consumption has been good for me and might be good for others.

    Re: the Amazon driver attack – Every day, anti-white attacks are reported on various news sites. The minorities are getting worse, and there doesn’t appear to be any change coming to stop their destructive behavior. As long as our society is preoccupied with racist in-fighting, we can’t focus on more pertinent issues like national security or the failing economy. I think the US is circling the drain. Keep your guns handy, because when the fed finally pukes and can’t conceal their failures any further, the inbred ghetto apes will go fully wild and attack literally everything around them. If you believe the nervous prattling of economists, some of them think the collapse could come this year or right after US midterm elections next year.

    • And there are gazillions of people who feel better on a paleolithic diet and feel worse on a heavy grain diet. Back when I was seriously ill, I tried all sorts of diets. The low fat low meat no dairy diet got me to a place where I looked horrrible and thought I was dying. When I switched back to normal, I recovered.

      I think I felt best on a diet that excluded all grains (I think they call it keto these days) and lost weight naturally. But I ended up missing bread, the crunchiness of it.

      In the end, I decided that I would eat the foods I love. But in terms of evolution, and in terms of carbon, low grain low soy high meat, veggies and fruits seems best. That’s what we evolved to eat. I wish all the fanatics about carbon would actually pay attention to keeping carbon (and nitrogen and water) in the ground where it belongs (and which plowing loosens into the atmosphere). No such luck.

      Plus, everybody is a bit different, and paying attention to the food of one’s ancestors also makes sense. People who turn fanatics and try to enforce one diet on all are totalitarians.

  2. The justified although quite belated shooting death of one Mr Winston Boogie Smith Jr. should be a rallying cry for the expansion of Planned Parenthood. If the clinics were as ubiquitous as liquor stores and crackhouses amongst the inner city ghettos then there would have been no reason for cops to have ever been looking for Mr Winston Boogie Smith Jr. in the first place, as he would likely now be the star of fetal tissue research instead of the muse for dumpster fires, shoe store lootings, and wretched faux-saint murals. That this feral reprobate sired three (known) spawn is also an indictment of the failure of Planned Parenthood in its purpose, and such failings will one day result in yet more hollow-points being spent ending criminal rampages of fully grown thugs and yet more dumpsters and their contents sacrificed needlessly to the flames.

      • I just get tired of those who blindly proclaim all abortion is evil and morally wrong. I am by no means pro-abortion but I think on the average it has probably done more good by removing criminals from society before they are born as well as helping to thin the ranks of future leftists and low-info voters. After all, Margaret Sanger was primarily concerned from keeping the minorities and irresponsible from breeding indiscriminately, and never intended that abortion would be something widespread amongst the white middle and upper classes. Most PP clinics are not located in white upper crust suburbia anyway, which should inform one as to who is doing the majority of the aborting in the first place. And I daresay the ghettos would disappear within a generation if PP were to offer free big screen TVs, Nikes, and beer to those who voluntarily chose to become sterilized.

        • I changed my mind about abortion, there is something to be said about culling the 3rd world invaders in our midst. You are completely correct.

  3. Quote: Demonstrators engaged in mostly peaceful protests that involved setting fire to dumpsters and looting businesses.

    Isnt that an oxymoron: peaceful protests vs staring fires and looting.
    Sorry, forgot the MOSTLY.
    My mistake.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.