Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/18/2021

At least seven shots were fired on the street outside a Washington Nationals Major League baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington DC. The game was suspended during the sixth inning, and panicked fans were evacuated from the stadium.

In other news, Kurt Westergaard, the Danish cartoonist who drew the iconic “Turban Bomb” cartoon in 2005 and had to live under police protection ever since, has died peacefully at the age of 86.

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USA
» After a Week of Protests, Multiple Events Across South Florida in Support of Cuban Protests
» Apple Bans, At Amazon’s Request, App That Reveals Fake Amazon Reviews
» ‘Asian Carp’ Rebranded Because Tag is Deemed Offensive
» Democrats Influenced by Progressives Don’t Want to ‘Go Hard’ On Cuba, Says WaPo Reporter
» Facebook Fights Back Against Biden Administration, Says They’re Already Censoring Americans Over Vaccine ‘Misinformation’
» Families of 9/11 Victims Slam Democrats for Saying Jan 6 Riot Was Worse
» Florida Congressman Byron Donalds Slams Critical Race Theory
» Former Educator Leo Terrell Slams Critical Race Theory, Says ‘School Choice is the Only Way to Go’
» Missouri: Muslim Threatens to Blow Up and Shoot Up Factory Where He Works
» Roasted Potato: CNN’s Brian Stelter Gets Humiliated by Guest on His Own Show
» San Francisco Judge Dismissed Case Against Serial Child Sexual Predator ‘In the Interest of Justice’
» Shooting at Nats-Padres Game Leaves 3 Wounded, Raises Questions About Safety in DC
» Washington Nationals Game Descends Into Chaos After Nearby Shooting
» Watch: School Board President Takes Heat at Conservative ‘Critical Race Theory’ Forum
» Watch: Project Veritas Exposes Critical Race Theory Indoctrination at Toy Company Hasbro
 
Europe and the EU
» Belgium: Muslim Government Commissioner Resigns Over Links to the Muslim Brotherhood
» France: Judge Who Spoke of Letting Men Sexually Abuse His Daughter Kicked Off Bench
» France: Muslim Phone Scammer Threatens Man, ‘F**k Your Mother’ ‘Allah Will Take Care of You
» Germany: Iran Used Mosque in Hamburg as Propaganda Center to Export Islamic Revolution to Europe
» Germany: Relatives of Muslim Who Killed Woman Mock Victim’s Family, ‘The Girl Played With My Brother’s Honor’
» Germany: ‘Islamist Terrorism Has Developed… the Number of Terrorist Actors and the Danger They Pose Has Increased’
» Greece: Mykonos Bans Parties During COVID-19 Spike — With Fines of Up to R3.4m for Illegal Gatherings
» Kurt Westergaard, Danish Cartoonist Behind Muhammad Cartoon, Dies at 86
» Report: German Catholic Church Continues Hemorrhaging Members
» UK: ‘I Will Not be Taking the Knee!’ — Farage Gets Show on GB News After BLM Fiasco
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Activists Stage Sit-in in Somerset McDonald’s
» UK: Jihad Preacher’s Bans on Public Speaking, Associating With Suspected Jihadis, Internet Use Removed
» UK: Labour Party to Vote Against ‘Freedom of Speech’ Bill, Says it Will Embolden ‘Hate Speech’
» UK: Nightclubs Throw Open Their Doors as Freedom Day Arrives — But 60% of Britons Are ‘Nervous’ About Final Lockdown Restrictions Being Lifted as Cases Soar 52% in a Week to 48,161 and 25 More People Die
» UK: Police Shut Down Illegal Rave at Beach in South Portslade
» UK: Pastor Who Was Tried for Making Offensive Remarks About Islam Dies at Age 84
 
North Africa
» Algeria: Christian Gets Prison, Heavy Fine for Engaging in Activities ‘Which Aim to Undermine the Faith of a Muslim’
 
Middle East
» Al-Qaeda Calls on Muslims to Carry Out Attacks Against ‘The American Enemy’ In First Magazine Issue Since 2017
» How Turkey Treats Its Historic Churches
 
South Asia
» India: Muslim Cleric Says Women Going Out at Night After 9 PM Are Prostitutes and Should be Killed
» India: Head of Islamic Seminary Arrested for Jihad Terror Activity
» Malaysia: Illegal Party at Entertainment Outlet Busted
» Malaysia: 28 Busted Over Illegal Birthday Bash at Condo
» Pakistan: Muslim Teacher Rapes 8-Year-Old Christian Girl, School Blames Christian Boy, Protects Rapist
» Pakistan: Muslims Force 60 Hindus to Convert to Islam
 
Far East
» Parties of More Than 4 Banned Across Korea
 
Australia — Pacific
» Furious Residents of Southwest Sydney Clash With Cops as Backlash Against Crippling COVID Lockdown Heats Up
» The ABC’s ‘Race’ Problem: How the Broadcaster’s Well-Meaning ‘Diversity Target’ Has Staff Worried They’re Not Being Hired for Their Skills — and Now Identity-Obsessed Bosses Want to Pick Employees Based on Who They Have Sex With
» Why Sydney’s Lockdown Could Go on for Another Two Months and Victoria Extended ‘Until at Least Friday’ — As Muslim Community Leaders in the City’s South-West Beg Families to Stay Home When Eid Celebrations Start Today
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria: Kill Him When He Leaves Police Custody — Islamic Cleric Incites Sokoto Residents Against Youth Alleged to Insult Prophet Muhammad
» Nigeria: Kano State Sharia Police Arrest Five Men Accused of Engaging in Homosexuality
» Nigeria: Muslims Murder 18 People in Christian-Majority Southern Kaduna State
» Nigeria: Muslim Mob Demands Death Sentence for Man Accused of Insulting Muhammad
 
Latin America
» Protests With Unique Twists Highlight Another Day of Demonstrations for Cuban Freedom
» Senior Cuban Official Resigns Over Communist Government’s Brutal Suppression of Protesters
 
Immigration
» Austria: Leftist Activists Target Cops for Memorializing Teen Who Was Murdered by Muslim Migrant
» Cyprus Accuses Turkish Coastguard of Firing at Police Vessel Patrolling for Migrants
» New Jersey: Muslims Arrested for Forced Labor of Illegal Muslim Migrants at Halal Slaughterhouse
» UK: One Hundred More Migrants Arrive at Dover in Seven Boats After Taking Advantage of Flat Calm Conditions to Cross Channel
 

After a Week of Protests, Multiple Events Across South Florida in Support of Cuban Protests

After a week of protests and rallies, residents across South Florida continue to show their support for the anti-government protests in Cuba with events scheduled Sunday across both Miami-Dade and Broward counites.

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

Apple Bans, At Amazon’s Request, App That Reveals Fake Amazon Reviews

Calling out scammers has always been a perilous approach when it comes to tech giants.

Amazon has requested that Apple delete from its App Store the app Fakespot, a popular service that tries to uncover false reviews on Amazon.

The incident put two of the internet industry’s greatest behemoths against a small startup and Fakespot is disappointed.

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

‘Asian Carp’ Rebranded Because Tag is Deemed Offensive

The Asian carp is getting a new name from wildlife agencies who think the title is offensive — but some critics say the move is a solution fishing for a problem.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service rebranded the freshwater fish wreaking havoc in the Midwest as “invasive carp” in April.

“We wanted to move away from any terms that cast Asian culture and people in a negative light,” Charlie Wooley, director of the Great Lakes Regional Office for the service, told The Associated Press.

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

Democrats Influenced by Progressives Don’t Want to ‘Go Hard’ On Cuba, Says WaPo Reporter

Washington Post political investigations reporter Toluse Olorunnipa observed that Democrats don’t want to “go hard” on Cuba because they are being influenced by the more progressive members of their party who “agree” with many of the struggling country’s socialist policies.

In recent days Cuban protesters have expressed anger over rising prices, shortages of goods and poor health care amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Facebook Fights Back Against Biden Administration, Says They’re Already Censoring Americans Over Vaccine ‘Misinformation’

After the Biden administration called on Facebook to ramp up censorship efforts, Facebook fought back Saturday against the White House, declaring that it already censors Americans on the site over vaccine “misinformation.”

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Families of 9/11 Victims Slam Democrats for Saying Jan 6 Riot Was Worse

The surviving friends and families of victims that died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks say they’d appreciate it if reporters and unhinged pundits in Washington stopped using the unspeakable trauma for political fodder.

President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech back in April glossed over 9/11 entirely, instead he insisted that. Jan 6 was “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”

However former intelligence officials, Rep. Eric Swalwell, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosiare among those who described the sought-after Jan. 6 commission as “9/11-style.”

A lengthy piece by Fox News details the disgust and anger that family members of 9/11 victims feel whenever they hear the Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6 being compared to the tragedy from two decades ago.

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

Florida Congressman Byron Donalds Slams Critical Race Theory

U.S. Representative Byron Donalds, from Florida’s 19th congressional district, recently slammed Critical Race Theory in an opinion article from a very personal perspective. Donalds, who is African-American, has a White wife and biracial children.

Donalds, like many other critics of CRT, views the movement as tool of the left used to divide the country.

Donalds wrote, “If the issue were that American schools aren’t teaching the complete and accurate history to our school children, then I’d agree wholeheartedly, but that is not what CRT peddlers are saying. The Marxist race hustlers and charlatans at the New York Times and in the Democrat Party aren’t in the business of pushing for equity; they are in the business of division.”

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

Former Educator Leo Terrell Slams Critical Race Theory, Says ‘School Choice is the Only Way to Go’

Civil Rights Attorney and former history teacher Leo Terrell praises parents for challenging critical race theory, arguing that ‘school choice is the only way to go’ during his appearance on “Fox & Friends Weekend” Sunday.

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

Missouri: Muslim Threatens to Blow Up and Shoot Up Factory Where He Works

Celebrate diversity!

The name “Yassine” is derived from “Ya Sin,” the 36th chapter of the Qur’an.

“Versailles man charged with Making a Terroristic Threat,” by Dan Claxton, KRCG, July 12, 2021.

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Roasted Potato: CNN’s Brian Stelter Gets Humiliated by Guest on His Own Show

CNN’s beleaguered host Brian Stelter was surprised on Sunday on his own show, when author Michael Wolff attacked him for being “one of the reasons people can’t stand the media.”

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San Francisco Judge Dismissed Case Against Serial Child Sexual Predator ‘In the Interest of Justice’

A mentally unsound man in his thirties was repeatedly let go for his offenses, which regularly involved targeting women he fancied, in a story that reveals the holes in the California legal system.

The main event of the story from San Francisco Chronicle centers around the 15-year-old daughter of Blaise Zerega. She had to hide in a bookshop after 32-year-old Bill Gene Hobbs stalked the girl during her daily errands.

All Zerega’s daughter wanted to do that day was buy some paint. But Hobbs spotted the girl and told her she’d be a “perfect mate,” leading to him tailing her. At times it’s said he touched and “aggressively grabbed” her.

Police took Hobbs away that day last December. But he wouldn’t be made to answer for his crimes. Fast forward to last month, Blaise Zerega was informed that San Francisco Superior Court Judge Russell Roeca dismissed the case “in the interest of justice.”

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

Shooting at Nats-Padres Game Leaves 3 Wounded, Raises Questions About Safety in DC

Saturday night’s game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres was brought to a screeching halt in the middle of the sixth inning, when fans at Nationals Park heard gunshots ring out.

The Metropolitan Police Department has stated that the shooting occurred outside of the stadium, located in Washington, DC, and left three people injured, including a woman who was attending the game who sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

[Comment: This happened despite Washington, DC having strict gun control laws.]

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

Washington Nationals Game Descends Into Chaos After Nearby Shooting

Saturday night’s Washington Nationals home game against the San Diego Padres in the nation’s capital became a horrifying scene of chaos and confusion after a shooting outside the ballpark sent fans and players running for cover. Three people were reportedly shot, including a fan outside the stadium, but none suffered life-threatening injuries.

The Padres had taken the field for the bottom of the sixth inning around 9:30 p.m. when multiple gunshots were heard coming from the left-field side of Nationals Park. The shooting reportedly occurred on South Capitol Street near the Third Base Gate, where people in two cars exchanged gunfire, according to D.C. Police. One bystander, a woman who was attending the Nationals game, was grazed on the back by a bullet. Two other people in one of the cars were also shot, and later walked into local hospitals. It’s not clear how many suspects there were; police located one of the two cars and are still looking for the second as of late Saturday night.

At least seven shots could be heard on the live television broadcast of the game…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Watch: School Board President Takes Heat at Conservative ‘Critical Race Theory’ Forum

Peninsula School Board president David Olson was heckled at a meeting of conservative parents when he defended the district’s policies of “equity and inclusion,” a video shows.

Olson appeared to try to mollify the group, promising at one point that the school board would address conservative concerns about “critical race theory” with a resolution at the next board meeting, July 22.

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

Watch: Project Veritas Exposes Critical Race Theory Indoctrination at Toy Company Hasbro

Project Veritas’s founder James O’Keefe interviews Hasbro insider David Johnson, who is a packaging engineer contracting with the now-”woke” toy company. Johnson talks about the critical race theory training he was forced to participate in and leaks a video showing Conscious Kids co-founders Katie Ishizuka and Ramón Stephens lecturing Hasbro employees about the inherent racism of infants.

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

Belgium: Muslim Government Commissioner Resigns Over Links to the Muslim Brotherhood

Muslim Brotherhood organizations in the United States are dedicated, according to a captured internal document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.” How did Ihsane Haouach get so far without being thoroughly vetted? To have vetted her would have been “Islamophobic.”

“Belgium: suspected of having links with the Muslim Brotherhood, a member of the government resigns,” translated from “Belgique : suspectée d’avoir des liens avec les Frères musulmans, une membre du gouvernement démissionne,” Valeurs Actuelles, July 11, 2021.

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

France: Judge Who Spoke of Letting Men Sexually Abuse His Daughter Kicked Off Bench

France’s Supreme Council of the Judiciary has dismissed a judge in Dijon who has been indicted for allegedly asking men on a “libertine” website to sexually abuse his 12-year-old daughter.

The decision to remove the judge from his post was made earlier this week by the Supreme Council of the Judiciary and comes just over a year after the judge was indicted for allegedly offering his underage daughter for sex to random men on the internet.

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

France: Muslim Phone Scammer Threatens Man, ‘F**k Your Mother’ ‘Allah Will Take Care of You

Celebrate diversity!

“Telephone canvassing: ‘ your mother! Allah will take care of you!,’“ translated from “Démarchage téléphonique : “ Nique ta mère ! Allah va s’occuper de toi ! “,” Résistance Républicaine, July 16, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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

Germany: Iran Used Mosque in Hamburg as Propaganda Center to Export Islamic Revolution to Europe

Will the mosque be closed down? Or would that be “Islamophobic” and not in accord with Germany’s commitment to diversity?

“German Intelligence Says Hamburg Mosque Aimed At Islamic Revolution,” Iran International, July 16, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace).

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

Germany: Relatives of Muslim Who Killed Woman Mock Victim’s Family, ‘The Girl Played With My Brother’s Honor’

Few in the courtroom likely realized the importance of what the murderer’s sister said. Saying that the victim “played with” her brother’s “honor” meant that killing her was justified, as far as the killer’s family was concerned.

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Germany: ‘Islamist Terrorism Has Developed… the Number of Terrorist Actors and the Danger They Pose Has Increased’

Meanwhile, Muslim migrants continue to stream into Germany, with only perfunctory efforts (at best) made to determine their sentiments regarding jihad. The suicidal madness seems to have no end.

“German spy chief warns of Islamic State’s strength,” DW, July 13, 2021.

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Greece: Mykonos Bans Parties During COVID-19 Spike — With Fines of Up to R3.4m for Illegal Gatherings

Greece on Saturday imposed a five-hour night curfew and other restrictions on the popular travel island of Mykonos because of a “worrying” spike in local Covid-19 infections, officials said.

The measures include a curfew from 1:00 am to 6:00 am and a ban on bars, clubs and restaurants from playing music, and are effective immediately until 26 July, deputy civil protection minister Nikos Hardalias said in a statement.

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

Kurt Westergaard, Danish Cartoonist Behind Muhammad Cartoon, Dies at 86

Kurt Westergaard, a Danish cartoonist whose caricature of the Prophet Muhammad outraged many Muslims worldwide, has died at the age of 86.

His family said he died after a long illness, the Berlingske newspaper reported on Sunday.

Westergaard was a cartoonist for the conservative Jyllands-Posten newspaper from the early 1980s.

He became world famous in 2005 for his controversial depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in the newspaper…

           — Hat tip: Steen [Return to headlines]
 

Report: German Catholic Church Continues Hemorrhaging Members

ROME — The German bishops’ conference reported this week that 221,390 people left the Catholic Church in Germany during 2020, continuing a mass exodus of disgruntled believers that shows no signs of abating.

As Breitbart News has reported, the liberal German Catholic Church has been in freefall for years, hemorrhaging more than 5 million members over the past 25 years.

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

UK: ‘I Will Not be Taking the Knee!’ — Farage Gets Show on GB News After BLM Fiasco

Brexit champion Nigel Farage has been invited to host a new show on GB News four days a week — shortly after the broadcaster temporarily dropped to “zero” viewers when a host took the knee in solidarity with BLM-inspired footballers.

“So since politics, I have done a fair bit of broadcasting, and broadcasting matters,” said the former UKIP and Brexit Party (later Reform UK) leader in a social media video announcing the move.

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion Activists Stage Sit-in in Somerset McDonald’s

Activists from Animal Rebellion and local groups of Extinction Rebellion held a peaceful sit-in protest in the Yeovil branch of McDonald’s today (Sunday, July 18).

Called a ‘McSit-in’, protesters staged the event on Saturday July 18, and they brought their own lunches and occupied areas of the restaurant for two hours, demanding that the fast-food chain goes plant-based by 2025.

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UK: Jihad Preacher’s Bans on Public Speaking, Associating With Suspected Jihadis, Internet Use Removed

What could possibly go wrong? It would be “Islamophobic” to continue to impose these restrictions on Choudary’s activities. So a few jihad murderers were his proteges — so what? We all make mistakes! Britain remains strong, safe, and secure, because numerous opponents of jihad violence and Sharia oppression are banned from entering the country, and that’s all that matters.

“Radical preacher Anjem Choudary’s public speaking ban to expire,” by Will Taylor, LBC, July 18, 2021.

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

UK: Labour Party to Vote Against ‘Freedom of Speech’ Bill, Says it Will Embolden ‘Hate Speech’

Another small episode in the long, slow, lingering death of Britain. Who decides which people are “harmful to public interest”? Who appoints the tribunal that determines who can speak and who cannot? That this bill is necessary, and that it causes any controversy at all, shows yet again that Britain is in its death throes as a free society.

“UK Labour Party to vote against ‘Freedom of Speech’ bill, claiming it will embolden ‘hate speech,’“ RT, July 11, 2021 (thanks to Henry).

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

UK: Nightclubs Throw Open Their Doors as Freedom Day Arrives — But 60% of Britons Are ‘Nervous’ About Final Lockdown Restrictions Being Lifted as Cases Soar 52% in a Week to 48,161 and 25 More People Die

Nightclubs across the country have thrown open their doors to celebrate the arrival of Freedom Day — but 73 per cent of clubbers had previously said they did not want to return as the nation tiptoes out of lockdown.

Thousands of eager revellers across England have piled onto dance floors for the first time since March last year without being required to provide Covid passports or negative test results.

Face masks are also no longer legally required, and with social distancing rules shelved, there are no limits on people attending.

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

UK: Police Shut Down Illegal Rave at Beach in South Portslade

POLICE have seized equipment and closed a road after hundreds gathered for an illegal beach rave last night.

Officers shut down the unlicensed music event at a stretch of beach in South Portslade at about 7pm yesterday.

Access to the location was closed under public order legislation and those who attended were told to leave.

Pictures taken from the scene show crowds gathered on the seafront, as officers moved in to disperse them.

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

UK: Pastor Who Was Tried for Making Offensive Remarks About Islam Dies at Age 84

The trial of James McConnell for calling Islam “heathen” and “satanic” is one of the low points of modern British history. How many imams have called Judaism, Christianity, or Hinduism “heathen” or “satanic” without suffering any consequences? If McConnell had been an atheist who called Christianity “heathen” and “satanic,” or “stupid” and “evil,” or some such, would he have been questioned by police and tried? Of course not. He would have been hailed as “courageous” and “insightful.”

“‘TOUCHED LIVES’ Controversial Ulster pastor James McConnell who branded Islam ‘satanic’ dies aged 84,” by Rebecca Black, Press Association, July 17 2021.

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Algeria: Christian Gets Prison, Heavy Fine for Engaging in Activities ‘Which Aim to Undermine the Faith of a Muslim’

How brittle and insecure the faith of the Muslims in question must be, if it has to be protected with these draconian punitive measures.

“Christian in Algeria Sentenced to Prison, Heavy Fine,” Morning Star News, July 9, 2021.

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Al-Qaeda Calls on Muslims to Carry Out Attacks Against ‘The American Enemy’ In First Magazine Issue Since 2017

This is “the first issue of its Inspire magazine since 2017.”

Why? What has changed? What makes al-Qaeda think that the time is ripe now to call on Muslims to carry out attacks against Americans, in a way that it wasn’t since 2017? Could it have to do with the occupant of the White House?

“New Issue Of Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) ‘Inspire’ Magazine — The First Since April 2017 — Calls Colorado Shooter Ahmad Al-Issa ‘Mujahid,’ Urges Muslims To Follow In His Path And Target ‘The American Enemy’ Inside And Outside The U.S.,” MEMRI, June 29, 2021.

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

How Turkey Treats Its Historic Churches

A viral social media video showed a group of young Turkish men dancing on top of the Saint Takavor Armenian Church in Istanbul on July 11.

Turkish media reported that while some individuals played music and partied on the pedestrian road in front of the church, three people from the group climbed over the entrance gate of the church and started dancing next to the cross there.

An Armenian human rights activist based in Istanbul, Murad Mihçi, wrote on Twitter that police were normally always present in front of the church to stop political dissident activists from making a statement to the press. But that night, the police were nowhere to be seen and did not stop the perpetrators who desecrated the church.

The three men who danced on top of the church were briefly detained, and then released. The perpetrators will not face accountability, as the abuse of churches is not an isolated incident in Turkey.

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

India: Muslim Cleric Says Women Going Out at Night After 9 PM Are Prostitutes and Should be Killed

Swalih Bathery is working from the Islamic assumption that if a woman tempts a man, it is her fault. She must remove the temptation by covering up, not going out at night, etc. If anything happens, it’s her responsibility.

“One must not be confused when they look at Swalih who looks like a small boy as he is 27 years old who has Progeria also known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) or the ‘Benjamin Button’ disease.”

“Kerala Islamic cleric says women who travel by night are prostitutes and deserve to be raped,” The Commune, July 16, 2021.

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India: Head of Islamic Seminary Arrested for Jihad Terror Activity

How did Adnaan Ahmad Nadvi, the head of a seminary dedicated to teaching Islam properly, miss all the Qur’an’s peaceful passages that are so abundantly clear to non-Muslim politicians worldwide? Why, those politicians have never even read the Qur’an, and they know it’s a book of peace. Adnaan Ahmad Nadvi has no doubt read it multiple times, and somehow has gotten the idea that it mandates warfare against unbelievers. How did this widespread misunderstanding arise?

“Islamic State ‘conspiracy’: NIA conducts multiple raids in Kashmir, detains six,” by Yusuf Jameel, The Asian Age, July 11, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace).

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Malaysia: Illegal Party at Entertainment Outlet Busted

KUALA LUMPUR: Eight Vietnamese women, believed to be working as guest relations officers (GROs), were detained following a raid on an entertainment outlet in Changkat Thambi Dollah here.

Kuala Lumpur deputy CID chief Asst Comm Nasri Mansor said police also detained seven men, including two customers, during the 2am bust yesterday.

“All of the women ran into several rooms when the police entered the premises.

“We are investigating how long this outlet has been operating,” he added.

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Malaysia: 28 Busted Over Illegal Birthday Bash at Condo

KUALA LUMPUR: A birthday bash at a luxury condominium here turned into a birthday bust for a group of revellers when police gatecrashed the party, leading to the arrests of 28 people.

Kuala Lumpur deputy CID chief Asst Comm Nasri Mansor said 16 men and 12 women aged between 21 and 63 were detained during the raid conducted at about 12.50am yesterday.

“We also seized a few packets believed to contain ketamine as well as condoms.

“Seven men and four women tested positive for drugs,” he said at the site of the raid.

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Pakistan: Muslim Teacher Rapes 8-Year-Old Christian Girl, School Blames Christian Boy, Protects Rapist

“Our pleas for justice are falling on deaf ears. The school management is protecting the rapist, and the police are colluding with them. Who should we look to for justice?”

Not to the authorities of the Islamic Republic.

“School in Pakistan Covers Up Rape of Christian Girl, Family Says,” Morning Star News, July 11, 2021.

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Pakistan: Muslims Force 60 Hindus to Convert to Islam

The Qur’an says “There is no compulsion in religion” (2:256). However, what constitutes “compulsion” is in the eye of the beholder. The institutionalized subjugation of the dhimma, with its regular humiliation and harassment, from which one can be freed for the simple price of converting to Islam, is not considered compulsion. Even when conversions are obviously coerced, those who are forcing the conversions can and do still claim that their victims were converting freely; after all, they could have chosen to be killed instead.

“Pakistan: 60 Hindus forcibly converted to Islam in Sindh,” Times Now, July 11, 2021:

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Parties of More Than 4 Banned Across Korea

With new infections spreading to other regions, all non-capital areas will ban gatherings of more than four people from Monday.

The ban will take effect for two weeks until the first day of August.

“From Monday, the ban on gatherings of up to four people will be issued equally to outside the Seoul metropolitan area,” Prime Minister Kim said during a Covid-19 response meeting on Sunday.

“At this point, we need a quarantine measure one step ahead of the speed of the virus transmission,” Kim said.

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

Furious Residents of Southwest Sydney Clash With Cops as Backlash Against Crippling COVID Lockdown Heats Up

Protesters directed their anger at Ms Berejiklian chanting ‘Freedom, Freedom’, ‘No to the vaccine’, and ‘P**k off Gladys’ as they marched through Paul Keating Park at about 5pm on Sunday.

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The ABC’s ‘Race’ Problem: How the Broadcaster’s Well-Meaning ‘Diversity Target’ Has Staff Worried They’re Not Being Hired for Their Skills — and Now Identity-Obsessed Bosses Want to Pick Employees Based on Who They Have Sex With

An Asian ABC journalist has spoken out against his employer’s policy of seeking to hire more staff from a ‘culturally and linguistically diverse’ background describing it as ‘ticking diversity boxes’.

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Why Sydney’s Lockdown Could Go on for Another Two Months and Victoria Extended ‘Until at Least Friday’ — As Muslim Community Leaders in the City’s South-West Beg Families to Stay Home When Eid Celebrations Start Today

Both Sydney and Melbourne could endure coronavirus lockdowns for much longer than initially planned, as Australia’s two most populous states struggle to contain Covid outbreaks.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Nigeria: Kill Him When He Leaves Police Custody — Islamic Cleric Incites Sokoto Residents Against Youth Alleged to Insult Prophet Muhammad

An Islamic cleric, Sheikh Bello Yabo, has urged residents of Sokoto State to kill one Isma’ila Sani Isah who is currently in police detention for allegedly posting a blasphemous comment against Prophet Muhammad (SAW) via his social media handle.

Isah had reportedly made the comments upon failing to secure a local government job to register his grievances against the Islamic religion.

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Nigeria: Kano State Sharia Police Arrest Five Men Accused of Engaging in Homosexuality

A hadith depicts Muhammad specifying the punishment for homosexual activity: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘Whoever you find doing the action of the people of Loot, execute the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.’“ (Sunan Abu Dawud 4462)

Will gay rights advocates say a word about this? Of course not. It has long been established that in the hierarchy of Leftist causes, Islam trumps gay rights. Gay activists in the West focus on Christianity, which does not call for the death of homosexuals, and stand with Islam, which does.

“Kano Hisbah Arrests Five Men For Engaging in ‘Homosexuality,’“ by Ozodinukwe Okenwa, Sahara Reporters, July 13, 2021.

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Nigeria: Muslims Murder 18 People in Christian-Majority Southern Kaduna State

But, but, the white supremacist threat!

The number of dead is the same, but this is a different incident from the one covered here.

“Eighteen killed in Christian-majority southern Kaduna State by suspected Fulani Islamist militants,” Barnabas Fund, July 13, 2021.

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Nigeria: Muslim Mob Demands Death Sentence for Man Accused of Insulting Muhammad

A glimpse into the future of the West. This is where the Left’s “hate speech” rhetoric is tending. We are very close to this now, far closer than most people realize. Supporters of the President are defamed and smeared now, but for years, critics of jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women and others have been routinely excoriated, vilified, demonized, deplatformed, and shunned by all decent people. What is the next step? This. Remember: Biden has pledged to combat “hate speech,” which is any speech that those in power dislike, and a member of his transition team wants to outlaw desecration of the Qur’an. As the movement for criminalization grows, so will violence directed at transgressors. We are far closer to this than most people think.

“Sokoto Residents Ask Sultan To Pass Death Sentence On Youth Who Allegedly Insulted Prophet Muhammad,” Sahara Reporters, July 9, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace).

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Protests With Unique Twists Highlight Another Day of Demonstrations for Cuban Freedom

MIAMI — For more than a week protests in Miami-Dade County have taken over roads and neighborhoods.

On Sunday it was at Tropical Park in Miami, where hundreds of people gathered with flags and lined the streets.

It was a safe environment for children, many getting the opportunity to be a part of history and learning about Cuban history for the first time.

It was also in Little Havana. That’s where the group Students for a Free Cuba organized a silent protest.

Many held signs with the names and faces of people who disappeared in Cuba. More than 100 people have been arrested or are missing while protesting Cuba’s current regime.

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Senior Cuban Official Resigns Over Communist Government’s Brutal Suppression of Protesters

Jesus Manuel Buron Tabit, Cuba’s Vice-Minister of the Interior, has just resigned on Sunday because of how the Cuban government has been treating protestors with excessive force.

Cuba, since Jul. 11 2021 has been embroiled in civil unrests from one end of the country to the other, as people have massively taken to the streets chanting “libertad” (“freedom”) and demanding an end to the 62-year communist regime.

According to ABC Spain, Buron tendered his resignation in the lobby Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba.

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Austria: Leftist Activists Target Cops for Memorializing Teen Who Was Murdered by Muslim Migrant

Just another day in this Age of Absurdity, in which Leftists defend evil and then preen about their moral superiority.

“Leonie case: Left activists target grieving police officers,” translated from “Fall Leonie: Linke Aktivisten nehmen trauernde Polizisten ins Visier,” Exxpress, July 12, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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Cyprus Accuses Turkish Coastguard of Firing at Police Vessel Patrolling for Migrants

Cyprus has accused the Turkish coastguard of firing warning shots at a Cypriot police vessel north of Tylliria as it was on patrol for illegal migrants.

The small Cyprus police vessel with three crew aboard was engaging in a routine patrol of the area along Kato Pyrgos Tylliria, just miles from the border between the Republic of Cyprus, an EU member-state, and Northern Cyprus, an internationally unrecognised territory occupied by the Turks following their invasion of the island in the 1970s. The area has seen migrant border crossings in recent weeks.

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New Jersey: Muslims Arrested for Forced Labor of Illegal Muslim Migrants at Halal Slaughterhouse

Of course this possibility will not be investigated, but could it be that Mohammad Abdul Wahid and Mohammed Iqbal Kabir thought that these practices were acceptable because of attitudes and assumptions they derived from their faith? Slavery is acceptable in Islam. The Qur’an has Allah telling Muhammad that he has given him girls as sex slaves: “Prophet, We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave girls whom God has given you as booty.” (Qur’an 33:50)

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UK: One Hundred More Migrants Arrive at Dover in Seven Boats After Taking Advantage of Flat Calm Conditions to Cross Channel

Up to 100 migrants were brought ashore by Border Force officers today after they took advantage of the calmer waters to cross the English Channel.

Emergency teams intercepted around seven boats earlier this morning before the group of migrants, many of whom were men, were brought into the port of Dover in Kent.

The Home Office is yet to confirm exactly how many made the 21-mile crossing today but more than 7,400 migrants have made the dangerous Channel dash to reach the UK by small boat so far this year, according to official figures.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/18/2021

  1. It’s really begun to bother me that conservatives all over are tackling CRT via censorship (banning it in public schools). First, it’s not an effective way to root out a pernicious belief, and second, it’s not the way of freedom. The way of freedom is school choice for each parent and child.

    And folks with kids in private schools will have to grow a pair, and decide, whether having their kids in fancy indoctrination camps is really in their best interest, long term. They have the resources to pool to create new schools and draw the best teachers.

    • Agree that the whole faulty premise of universal public education isn’t being challenged, but one has to start somewhere. I would love to see those who have children (even against the will and wishes of their partner) be exclusively responsible including financially for their decision to include education expenses. If it were possible for the state to endlessly pursue those who have children but refuse to care for them the way they persecute men for eighteen years who were tricked against their will into being fathers, there would be a lot fewer kids being born into single mother households.

      However, it’s kind of like libertarians being so ideologically pure that they make themselves irrelevant in any kind of election. Before one can take on school choice there first must be an effort to get back to the core competencies of “reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic”. A literate and critically thinking electorate, knowledgeable in basic science and constitutional government is a mortal threat to liberalism and socialism alike. And it will only be with this kind of electorate that repealing the public education scam will be possible.

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