Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/3/2021

The government of Ontario has given grants totaling $300,000 to Islamic groups to help fight Islamophobia in schools. Meanwhile, a Muslim in Toronto deliberately ran over a policeman with his car, killing him.

In other news, Lithuania has declared a state of emergency due to massive numbers of immigrants that have poured into the country from Belarus.

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

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USA
» “Too Much Advocacy for Violent Offenders”: Chicago’s Police Chief Shifts Blame on Crime Wave
» Ambush Attacks on Police Officers Up 91 Percent: Report
» College Roommates of Khaled Awad, Suspect in Brighton Rabbi Stabbing, Say He Was ‘Very Much Anti-Semitic’
» Conservative Supreme Court Justices Question Ruling Protecting Press
» Egyptian Suspect Charged in Stabbing of Boston-Area Rabbi Outside Jewish School
» Hundreds of US Companies Hit by ‘Colossal’ Cyberattack Before July 4th
» Judge Orders Minneapolis to Hire More Police Officers Amid Crime Surge
» New “Non-Bias” Social App GETTR Hits Top 20 in App Store Charts Ahead of Official July 4 Launch
» New York Prisoners Offered Conjugal Visits, Barbecue Parties, Care Packages as Vaccine Incentives
» Ohio High School Students Expelled Because Their Parents Campaigned Against Critical Race Theory
» Police Standoff Ends With 11 Heavily Armed “Rise of the Moors” Members Arrested
» Remainder of Collapsed Surfside Condo to be Demolished; Death Toll Rises to 24
» Rep. Matt Gaetz Vows He’ll Vote to Nominate Trump to be Next Speaker of the House
» US Suffers Explosion in Urgent Mental-Health Cases as COVID Recedes
» Vanessa Williams to Sing ‘Black National Anthem’ For July 4 Celebration at Capitol
 
Canada
» Alberta Pastor Released From Jail After Being Arrested for Defying Health Orders Second Time
» Breaking: Trudeau’s Censorship Bill Fails to Pass Through Senate
» Lethbridge Physicians Urged City Council to Repeal Mask Mandate
» Ontario Gives $300,000 to Muslim Organizations to Help Combat ‘Islamophobia’ In Schools
» Radio Host Says ‘Burn the Churches Down’ As More Church Fires Reported
» Revealed: Trudeau Signed Vaccine Deal With China Last Year, Denied Having Done So
» Ten Churches Vandalized in Single Day as Anti-Christian Church Burnings Surge in Canada
» Toronto: Muslim Strikes Cop With His Car, Kills Him in ‘Intentional and Deliberate Act’
 
Europe and the EU
» BBC Pressured to Delete Article on Positive Aspects of Climate Change
» France Probes Fashion Retailers for Concealing “Crimes Against Humanity” in China
» UK: Anti-Vaccination and Lockdown Protesters at the Mall and Week Street in Maidstone
» UK: Bristol Kill the Bill March Sees Protesters Block M32 and City Centre Roads — Causing ‘Chaos’
» UK: Rochdale Child Grooming Gang Rapists Still Appealing Deportation on Human Rights Grounds
» UK: The 15 People Fined in Bath on the Same Day for Breaking COVID Rules
» Watch: Woke Law Professor Says French Food Reinforces ‘Whiteness’
 
Middle East
» Historic Church Used as a Stable in Southeast Turkey
 
Russia
» Drought Strikes in Russia and Central Asia
 
South Asia
» Court in Pakistan Upholds Life Sentence of Christian Wrongfully Convicted of Blasphemy
» Indian Film Star Aamir Khan Divorced His Wife Instead of Giving Triple Talaq to Avoid Nikah Halala
» Indonesia: Aceh Woman Collapses After Receiving 100 Lashes for Premarital Sex
 
Far East
» Human Rights Groups Are Quitting YouTube Over Its Pro-China Censorship
 
Australia — Pacific
» Disgraceful Moment a Gang of Youths ‘Bash and Rob Three Asian Students — Repeatedly Hitting and Dragging One Woman by Her Hair as She Cries Out’
 
Immigration
» Lithuania Declares Emergency Due to Migration From Belarus
» Watch: Farage Shares Footage of Migrant ‘Invasion’ on Beaches of Britain
 
Culture Wars
» Disney Drops ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls’ Pre-Show Greeting to be More ‘Gender Inclusive’
» Los Angeles Spa Protest Turns Violent After Alleged Transgender Exposure Incident
» Pinterest Bans Weight Loss Ads After Increase in Searches for “Body Acceptance”
» Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal From Florist Who Refused Service Over Same-Sex Wedding
» Tory Govt Placing Trans Women in Female Only Prisons is Lawful, UK High Court Rules
» Virginia Moves to Eliminate Gender-Based School Activities Under Transgender Inclusion Policies
 

“Too Much Advocacy for Violent Offenders”: Chicago’s Police Chief Shifts Blame on Crime Wave

Authored by Cara Ding via The Epoch Times

As Chicago aldermen took turns questioning Police Superintendent David Brown about an alarming crime wave on Friday, Brown said police officers had done their utmost and that the blame should be directed at the court system which had sent too many violent offenders back on the street.

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

Ambush Attacks on Police Officers Up 91 Percent: Report

On Thursday, the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) released some alarming statistics regarding attacks on law enforcement members nationwide

As of June, 51 law enforcement officers have been shot in 40 ambush-style attacks this year. Including non-ambushed attacks, 150 officers have been shot thus far in 2021 and 28 police officers have been killed by gunfire.

In all of 2020, 48 ambush-style attacks occurred that left 60 wounded and 12 dead, according to the organization’s 2020 summary—a 91 percent increase in ambush-style attacks from the year before, according to the NFOP. The new numbers represent a disturbing uptick of assaults against police in the past few months.

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

College Roommates of Khaled Awad, Suspect in Brighton Rabbi Stabbing, Say He Was ‘Very Much Anti-Semitic’

BRIGHTON (CBS) — College roommates of Khaled Awad, the man accused of stabbing Rabbi Shlomo Noginski eight times outside a Jewish school in Brighton Thursday, say he was “violent” and “very much anti-Semitic”.

Investigators say Awad approached Rabbi Noginski outside the Shaloh House Thursday afternoon, and tried to steal his car. When the rabbi ran, Awad chased him and stabbed him. When officers found the suspect, they say he pointed a gun at them before surrendering.

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

Conservative Supreme Court Justices Question Ruling Protecting Press

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear a case challenging libel protection for journalists, but justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch disagreed with the decision and questioned whether a landmark ruling protecting the press needed to be overhauled.

The conservative justices cited a changing media environment and said in separate rulings that the court needs to take a new look at a 1964 decision that makes it difficult for public figures and others to sue the press.

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

Egyptian Suspect Charged in Stabbing of Boston-Area Rabbi Outside Jewish School

A 24-year-old suspect was charged Friday over the previous day’s stabbing of a rabbi outside a Jewish school in a Boston-area neighborhood.

Khaled Awad was charged in Brighton District Court with “assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a police officer.”

The motive is still unknown at this time. The suspect is an Egyptian who has been in the United States for the past four years. Awad has a previous criminal record in the state of Florida. The suspect’s history involved a stint at a mental health clinic.

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

Hundreds of US Companies Hit by ‘Colossal’ Cyberattack Before July 4th

At least 200 US companies were hit by a major cyberattack just before the Fourth of July holiday kicked off.

Huntress Labs, a cyber-security firm, said the “colossal” ransomware attack occurred first at Kaseya, a Florida-based IT company, and then spread through the corporate networks that use its software, the BBC reported Saturday.

Huntress said the Russia-linked REvil ransomware gang was probably responsible. Kaseya said on its website that it was looking into a “potential attack.”

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

Judge Orders Minneapolis to Hire More Police Officers Amid Crime Surge

A judge on July 1 ruled in favor of a group that filed a lawsuit demanding more police officers be brought into the city, after city council members and activist groups advocated to replace the police department following the death of George Floyd.

A judge on July 1 ruled in favor of a group that filed a lawsuit demanding more police officers be brought into the city, after city council members and activist groups advocated to replace the police department following the death of George Floyd.

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

New “Non-Bias” Social App GETTR Hits Top 20 in App Store Charts Ahead of Official July 4 Launch

GETTR, a new social app from former Trump advisor Jason Miller, has racked up over 100,000 downloads and thousands of positive reviews ahead of its official July 4 launch.

The app describes itself as a “non-bias” social media platform that’s “founded on the principles of free speech, independent thought and rejecting political censorship and ‘cancel culture.’“ Its stated goal is to “create a marketplace of ideas in order to share freedom and democracy around the world.”

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

New York Prisoners Offered Conjugal Visits, Barbecue Parties, Care Packages as Vaccine Incentives

New York state prisoners are being enticed with conjugal visits, barbeque parties, and care packages as incentives to get the jab.

According to the New York Post, the state prison officials are so desperate to get inmates vaccinated against the coronavirus that the system is dangling the benefits, according to a notice issued to the imprisoned pool of 34,000 jailbirds.

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

Ohio High School Students Expelled Because Their Parents Campaigned Against Critical Race Theory

Columbus Academy, an exclusive private school in Columbus Ohio, has expelled three students due to a campaign led by their mothers against the teaching of the Critical Race Theory curriculum.

The academy informed Andrea Gross and Amy Gonzalez that their children would not be welcome back at the school for the next school year. Gross had two children as students, whereas Gonzalez had one.

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

Police Standoff Ends With 11 Heavily Armed “Rise of the Moors” Members Arrested

Update (1353ET): A standoff between Massachusetts police and heavily armed men, known as “Rise of the Moors,” ended this afternoon after 11 were arrested.

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A group of heavily armed men, known as “Rise of the Moors,” in full combat gear, have prompted police Saturday morning north of Boston to shut down a stretch of Interstate 95.

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

Remainder of Collapsed Surfside Condo to be Demolished; Death Toll Rises to 24

Officials announced plans to demolish the remainder of the 12-story Champlain Towers South condominium Saturday, as the death toll of the partial collapse increased by two.

At a news conference Saturday morning, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said two more bodies were found at the site, bringing the death toll to 24 with 124 people still missing.

Officials are keeping watch as to the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Elsa may pose to South Florida and Surfside specifically…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Rep. Matt Gaetz Vows He’ll Vote to Nominate Trump to be Next Speaker of the House

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) warmed up the crowd at the Save America rally in Sarasota Florida, on Saturday evening, vowing that he’ll vote to nominate former President Donald Trump to be the next Speaker of the House if the GOP retakes Congress.

“After the next election cycle when we take back the House of Representatives, when we send [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi back to the filth of San Francisco, my commitment to you is that my vote for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives will go to Donald J. Trump,” Gaetz said to the cheering crowd.

[Comment: I’m perfectly fine with Trump as Speaker of House and DeSantis as President in 2024.]

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

US Suffers Explosion in Urgent Mental-Health Cases as COVID Recedes

The latest indication that the COVID-19 pandemic (and the heavy-handed lockdowns imposed in the US and elsewhere) is leading to a relatively quiet, but still severe, mental health crisis appeared in Monday’s Wall Street Journal via a report about the surge in urgent mental-health-related cases clogging up emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals around the country.

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

Vanessa Williams to Sing ‘Black National Anthem’ For July 4 Celebration at Capitol

Actress and singer Vanessa Williams is slated to perform the song “Life Every Voice and Sing,” considered the “Black national anthem,” as part of the “Capitol Fourth” celebration which will be broadcasted by PBS on Sunday.

Williams is also famous for being the first African-American woman to win the coveted Miss America crown. The show itself this year will be broadcasted on Sunday, but will not be live, because of constraints due to the pandemic.

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

Alberta Pastor Released From Jail After Being Arrested for Defying Health Orders Second Time

Alberta Pastor Timothy Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church was released from the Calgary Remand Center early Thursday after being jailed on Monday June 14 for defying public health orders.

A news release from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, who has been working towards Stephens’ release, also confirmed that both Fairview Baptist Church in Calgary, and GraceLife Church near Edmonton, have been “released from government seizure” and returned to their congregations.

The centre has been working on Stephens’ release since “it was announced that the Whistle Stop Café Injunction would be set aside, and that all orders of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) would be rescinded and cancelled.”

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

Breaking: Trudeau’s Censorship Bill Fails to Pass Through Senate

MP Pierre Poilievre (PC-Carleton) released a video Saturday where he announced that Bill C-10, the controversial bill that would have regulated Canadians’ content online, has failed to pass through the Senate before summer break.

“We did it! We won a battle for freedom of expression!” Poilievre announced. “Remember Bill C-10, the censorship bill that would allow governments to control what you see and say online? Well, the Senate closed its doors for the summer without passing that bill.”

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

Lethbridge Physicians Urged City Council to Repeal Mask Mandate

Drs. Eric Wilde, P.L. Oviatt, Josh Henkelman, and Kurt Olson wrote a letter to city council on June 21 advocating that the city align its health restrictions with the provincial mandate. The experts called upon city council to reconsider their recent vote to extend masking requirements until December of 2021.

“The current decision by Lethbridge City council regarding ongoing masking is not reflecting the current status of the pandemic within our province or city, medically speaking,” the physicians wrote. On Thursday, Alberta removed its provincial face mask requirement, among most of the public health restrictions.

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

Ontario Gives $300,000 to Muslim Organizations to Help Combat ‘Islamophobia’ In Schools

Among the problems here is that “Islamophobia” is undefined. Since it is used to refer both to heinous crimes such as the recent murder of a Muslim family in London, Ontario, as well as to honest analysis of the motivating ideology of jihad violence, it is likely that such analysis will now be further inhibited, if not criminalized outright, in Canada. At least some of this money will go to programs that teach that the Qur’an and Sunnah, properly understood, teach peace and tolerance. It will then be harder to stop Muslims who don’t believe that, because even to acknowledge that such people exist will be “Islamophobic.”

“Ontario gives $300,000 to Muslim organizations to help combat Islamophobia in schools,” Canadian Press, June 29, 2021.

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

Radio Host Says ‘Burn the Churches Down’ As More Church Fires Reported

A Canadian radio personality called for the burning of churches, as news outlets have reported more Catholic and Anglican churches being burned in parts of the country, primarily on First Nations reserves.

Radio host Nesta Matthews, who presents a morning programme for The Wave radio station in Saint John, New Brunswick, called for the burning of churches and for arrests in response to unmarked graves being found at Canadian residential schools on First Nations reserves.

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

Revealed: Trudeau Signed Vaccine Deal With China Last Year, Denied Having Done So

Records obtained by MP Tom Kmiec (Conservative-Calgary Shepard) using an “Access to Information” request indicate that the Trudeau administration did indeed have a contract with Chinese company CanSino Biologics, signed on May 6 2020.

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

Ten Churches Vandalized in Single Day as Anti-Christian Church Burnings Surge in Canada

Ten churches in Alberta were vandalised in a single day as Canada continues to see churches, primarily Roman Catholic, burned to the ground in several provinces over the past month.

More than ten churches in the province of Alberta were vandalised on Canada’s national holiday of Canada Day, or Dominion Day, on Thursday, with most being vandalised with red paint in an apparent protest against the Roman Catholic church’s role in the Canadian residential school system.

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

Toronto: Muslim Strikes Cop With His Car, Kills Him in ‘Intentional and Deliberate Act’

Was this an instance of vehicular jihad? We may never know, given the prevailing hysteria in Canada over “Islamophobia,” but in reality, the possibility cannot be discounted.

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

BBC Pressured to Delete Article on Positive Aspects of Climate Change

The BBC’s educational website Bitesize has removed a page on climate change following backlash. There was furious reaction online over the page highlighting the benefits of climate change and the outlet was pressured into only listing the negatives.

BBC’s Bitesize is an educational website targeting school-going kids. The use of the website increased over the last year as kids were forced to study from home.

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

France Probes Fashion Retailers for Concealing “Crimes Against Humanity” in China

The government of France has opened an investigation into several fashion giants suspected of profiting off of Muslim Uyghur labor in China’s Xinjiang region, including specific efforts of concealing “crimes against humanity.”

French prosecutors are probing four companies, identified by French media website Mediapart as Uniqlo France, a unit of Japan’s Fast Retailing, Zara owner Inditex, France’s SMCP and Skechers.

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

UK: Anti-Vaccination and Lockdown Protesters at the Mall and Week Street in Maidstone

People opposed to giving the Covid-19 vaccine to children have been protesting in Maidstone.

Groups gathered in The Mall shopping centre this morning and took to Week Street with signs and loud speakers.

Video of the protestors, who also appear to be against lockdown restrictions, shows one man shout: “Take your mask off, take our freedom back.”

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

UK: Bristol Kill the Bill March Sees Protesters Block M32 and City Centre Roads — Causing ‘Chaos’

A 14th Kill the Bill march in Bristol has seen protesters block the M32 carriageway and other busy roads in Bristol city centre.

Protesters brought traffic to a halt as they marched in the road from College Green to Bridewell Street, then onto Bear Pit and the M32 this afternoon (Saturday, July 3).

Highways England confirmed the M32 has since reopened but protesters are continuing to block traffic in the city centre at the time of writing.

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

UK: Rochdale Child Grooming Gang Rapists Still Appealing Deportation on Human Rights Grounds

Rapists belonging to one of the UK’s most notorious child grooming and rape gang cases are fighting their deportations to Pakistan using the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), claiming that their removals breach their rights to a private and family life.

Then-Home Secretary Theresa May had ordered Adil Khan, now 51, and Qari Abdul Rauf, 52, be sent back to Pakistan after the 2012 conviction of the two men and seven other accomplices for sex offences against almost 50 girls. The men were found guilty of crimes including gang rape and facilitating underage prostitution, with some of their victims being as young as 12 years old.

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

UK: The 15 People Fined in Bath on the Same Day for Breaking COVID Rules

Fifteen people have been fined by Bath Magistrates Court in one day for breaking Covid regualtions.

On June 15, the court proceeded 15 single justice procedures involving coronavirus fines.

Most of the fines took place in the latter half of last year during the November lockdown.

Some had been caught by Avon and Somerset Police at illegal gatherings which consisted of two or more people.

Two people were fined for not leaving a tennis court which was closed due to Covid when asked to by a police officer.

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

Watch: Woke Law Professor Says French Food Reinforces ‘Whiteness’

University of Connecticut Law Professor Mathilde Cohen raised the hackles of quite a few French people last week when she told a bewildered audience at Sciences Po Paris and the University of Nanterre that eating French food is an expression of “White Privilege.”

“I would like to tell you about ‘food Whiteness’ in French culture,” Cohen begins, “By this I mean the use of food to reinforce ‘Whiteness’ as a dominant racial identity.”

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

Historic Church Used as a Stable in Southeast Turkey

Churches across Turkey, which are devoid of their congregants due to continued Christian persecution, are systematically desecrated by the government and many citizens of the country.

One of the latest victims is the Assyrian/Syriac Mor Aday Church. It is being used as a stable by local villagers in a district in southeast Turkey, reported the Mesopotamia Agency (MA) on June 26.

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

Drought Strikes in Russia and Central Asia

by Vladimir Rozanskij

Some Russian regions are in danger of losing up to half their harvest. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are holding back water from their rivers to the detriment of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The Turkmen government ignores climate woes and carries out the “White House” ceremony.

Moscow (AsiaNews) — Some regions of Russia are at risk of losing up to half their harvest due to a prolonged spring drought. The situation is equally critical in Central Asia where some countries (Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) that control the upper course of rivers have tried to conserve water for their own needs, leaving those with the lower course (Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan) dry.

Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture, headed by Dmitry Patrushev, is putting on a brave face, refusing for now to revise its grain harvest projections, despite preliminary data showing a clear decline.

Without substantial rain, grain prices will see a major increase, badly affecting Russia’s already shaky economy.

If the uncharacteristic heat does not drop substantially, farms in Tatarstan, a republic that borders Russia’s Ural mountain range, will be placed under an emergency regime.

This might happen, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov suggested, if things don’t improve by 30 June. Tatar farmers lost most of their harvest already in 2010.

For Vladimir Petrichenko, general director of ProZerno, a company that specialises in grain crops analysis, the situation is no better in the Volga region or the Urals.

“Oddly enough, it’s only good in Saratov,” he said. “In all other regions it’s very alarming, especially in the Ulyanovsk region, Tatarstan, Bashkiria. In the Kurgan, Orenburg and Chelyabinsk regions, it is close to a catastrophe.”

In all these areas there is not enough moisture, and the drought will affect the quality of the little grain that will be harvested since it is failing to ripen properly and is drying up quickly.

No rain has fallen for more than a month (and there was little before), putting all winter wheat at risk.

These regions are part of Russia’s Black Earth region, so called because of its high soil moisture, which now is a bleak greyish colour.

Despite recent forest fires, the picture in eastern Siberia is more reassuring. The Omsk region has just recovered after a long period of drought and devastation.

Before any drastic measures are taken for the various territories, the authorities are waiting for the first harvest in eastern Russia.

Seasonal changes could however reflect much more worrisome climate changes in Siberia and the Urals.

Meanwhile, the heat is on in Uzbekistan, where June temperatures have fluctuated o far between 38 and 42 Celsius, breaking all records since 1811, when they began to be kept in Central Asia.

In Tashkent, the record is expected to be broken soon, with temperatures expected to reach 44 degrees…

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]
 

Court in Pakistan Upholds Life Sentence of Christian Wrongfully Convicted of Blasphemy

06/28/2021 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) — According to Morning Star News, a court in Rawalpindi, Pakistan upheld the life sentence of a Christian man convicted under the country’s controversial blasphemy laws. This conviction was upheld by the court despite claims of manipulated evidence and the prosecution’s failure to establish the Christian’s involvement in the blasphemous incident.

On June 22, an additional sessions court judge in the Rawalpindi District upheld the blasphemy conviction of Zafar Bhatti, age 56. This decision was reached even though new evidence presented by the prosecution failed against to directly link Bhatti with the blasphemous text messages he was wrongfully convicted of sending in 2017.

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

Indian Film Star Aamir Khan Divorced His Wife Instead of Giving Triple Talaq to Avoid Nikah Halala

After giving divorce to his second wife Aamir is hunting for his third Hindu prey!

Shreya Jalan | HENB | Mumbai | July 3, 2021:: Top Love Jihadi Aamir Khan announced divorce with her second wife Kiran Rao after enjoying a conjugal life of 15 years remaining friends and co-parents of their sibling ‘Azad’. In 2002, Aamir divorced his first wife Reena Dutta after 16 years of married life producing two children ‘Juniad’ and ‘Ira’. Amir is now searching Third prey, obviously a Hindu girl and Islam permits four marriages at least and with many concubines!

Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao Khan, who recently celebrated their 15 th wedding anniversary, have announced a mutual divorce. Interestingly a Hazi Aamir did not give a triple Talaq. Aamir and Kiran released an official statement and updated about the same highlighting their happy life somehow to highlight a great Islamic understanding between them .

In a long statement, the couple said that they were planning their separation for some time (?). They said that they will continue to be ‘devoted parents’ to their son, Azad and they will raise him together. The statement also said that they will continue to work together for, Paani Foundation, an Islamic development agency in disguise.

Aamir tied a knot with Kiran in December 2005 after giving divorce his first wife Reena Dutta in 2002. Aamir married Reena April, 1986 and then also divorced Reena without giving a triple Talaq to Reena after enjoying 16 years of first marriage life. Then Amir and Reena produced two children Juniad and Ira and continued a covert and sometime overt relationship with them as and when required. So, done well with the second wave, Aamir is preparing for the third wave…

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

Indonesia: Aceh Woman Collapses After Receiving 100 Lashes for Premarital Sex

An Acehnese woman collapsed when she was flogged in public on Monday in the city of Lhokseumawe, as she was one of the latest to be punished for religious transgressions in the province.

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

Human Rights Groups Are Quitting YouTube Over Its Pro-China Censorship

In yet another glaring example of Google willingly doing China’s bidding, YouTube this month agreed to take down multiple videos posted by a well-known China-related human rights organization.

As Reuters recently reported, YouTube initially tried to pressure the group called Atajurt Kazakh Human Rights to censor its content in several videos documenting disappeared Uyghur citizens in China’s Xinjiang province, which YouTube interpreted as a violation of its anti-harassment policy given personally identifiable information was present.

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

Disgraceful Moment a Gang of Youths ‘Bash and Rob Three Asian Students — Repeatedly Hitting and Dragging One Woman by Her Hair as She Cries Out’

Three young Asian teenagers were set upon in a violent attack by a much larger group of youths outside a shopping centre in Inala in Queensland on June 27.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Lithuania Declares Emergency Due to Migration From Belarus

Lithuania has declared a state of emergency due to an influx of migrants in the last few days from neighboring Belarus, as tensions between the European Union and Belarus escalate.

Lithuania’s Interior Minister Agle Bilotaite said late Friday that the decision, proposed by the State Border Guard Service, was necessary not because of an increased threat to the country of 2.8 million people but to put a more robust system into place to handle migrants coming in.

“It’s very important to have a legal system and instruments … to be able to swiftly make decisions in response to arising challenges,” Bilotaite said during a government meeting Friday evening, according to the Baltic News Service.

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

Watch: Farage Shares Footage of Migrant ‘Invasion’ on Beaches of Britain

Brexit leader Nigel Farage characterised the growing migrant crisis in the Enlgish Channel as an “invasion” as more migrants landed on British shores on Friday.

Sharing footage of migrants rushing ashore on an English beach, Mr Farage said: “This video was taken in Dungeness yesterday. Would it be wrong to use the word invasion? Take a look for yourself.”

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

Disney Drops ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls’ Pre-Show Greeting to be More ‘Gender Inclusive’

Disney parks across the world including in Orlando, Tokyo, and California will drop the famous “Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls” pre-show greeting in order to be “gender inclusive.”

The classic greeting is voiced by Jack Wagner, know as “the voice of Disney” who’s voice appears at all Disney-themed parks. It is estimated that crowds have heard Wagner say the greeting more than 8 million times across the world. The new greeting is “Dreamers of all ages” which first appeared ahead of the “Happily Ever After” fireworks display on Wednesday, according to the Daily Mail.

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

Los Angeles Spa Protest Turns Violent After Alleged Transgender Exposure Incident

Tense protests erupted Saturday outside a California spa where a transgender woman allegedly exposed herself to children, teens and adults in the women’s area.

It happened in Downtown Los Angeles outside Wi Spa on Wilshire Boulevard.

Groups showed up in support of the woman who complained about the incident — but videos from FOX Los Angeles and others shared to social media showed that people from both sides of the transgender rights movement clashed at the scene.

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

Pinterest Bans Weight Loss Ads After Increase in Searches for “Body Acceptance”

Pinterest announced a total ban on weight-loss ads that took effect on July 1.

The new policy prohibits all ads with “language or images promoting weight loss,” as well as references to Body Mass Index (BMI), or related indexes. The platform also banned language or images idealizing or denigrating certain body types, and testimonials on weight-loss and weight-loss products.

The policy has banned:

“Any weight loss language or imagery;
Any testimonials regarding weight loss or weight loss products;
Any language or imagery that idealizes or denigrates certain body types;
Referencing Body Mass Index (BMI) or similar indexes; and
Any products that claim weight loss through something worn or applied to the skin”

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal From Florist Who Refused Service Over Same-Sex Wedding

Authored by Jack Philips via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear an appeal over a florist’s refusal to offer service for a wedding of a same-sex couple, allowing a state court’s ruling that the shop engaged in unlawful discrimination.

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Tory Govt Placing Trans Women in Female Only Prisons is Lawful, UK High Court Rules

Transgender women who were born as men can legally be placed in female-only prisons in England and Wales, the High Court has ruled.

A lawsuit put forward by a female inmate, referred to as FDJ, argued that Britain’s policy of allowing trans inmates to be housed in women’s prisons — regardless of whether they have been legally recognised as women or have had any gender reassignment surgery — exposes female inmates to a higher risk of being sexually assaulted while in prison.

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Virginia Moves to Eliminate Gender-Based School Activities Under Transgender Inclusion Policies

In response to legislation passed in Virginia last year, the state’s Department of Education has created an “inclusive” policy that looks to make public schools as gender-neutral as possible to accommodate transgender students statewide.

The department’s Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools was quietly announced earlier this year, but only recently started to receive widespread attention, according to Just The News.

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/3/2021

  1. Perpignan (France): Abdelkarim, a 21-year-old Algerian, sentenced to 6 years in prison for stabbing, martyring and stripping several inhabitants
    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/07/03/perpignan-abdelkarim-un-algerien-de-21-ans-condamne-a-6-ans-de-prison-pour-une-nuit-de-cauchemar-et-deux-scenes-dhorreur-il-a-agresse-au-couteau-martyrise-et-depouille-plusieurs-habitants/

    Perpignan (66): 2,000 people march against the extreme right and the holding of the congress of the National Rally
    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/07/03/perpignan-66-2-000-personnes-defilent-contre-lextreme-droite-et-la-tenue-du-congres-du-rassemblement-national/

    Palma (Spain): a 17-year-old Algerian, escaped from his migrant center, accused of raping a 14-year-old girl
    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/07/03/palma-espagne-un-algerien-de-17-ans-echappe-de-son-centre-de-migrants-accuse-davoir-viole-une-adolescente-de-14-ans/

    Givors (France): an illegal migrant films two teenagers kissing and demanding sex in order not to broadcast the video
    https://www.fdesouche.com/2021/07/03/givors-il-filme-deux-ados-qui-sembrassent-et-exige-une-relation-sexuelle-pour-ne-pas-diffuser-la-video/

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