Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/4/2021

A truckload of fireworks intended for tonight’s celebrations exploded prematurely on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland, frightening holidaymakers and sending a thick plume of smoke high into the air. Several fireworks handlers suffered minor injuries, but no beachgoers were hurt. The city cancelled all fireworks displays for this evening, out of an abundance of caution.

In other news, a teacher of Islamic studies in the English city of Birmingham was convicted of sexually assaulting two girls and a boy.

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

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USA
» All Ocean City Fireworks Shows Canceled After Explosion
» Birds Acting Blind When Approached, Dying by Hundreds. Scientists Don’t Know Why.
» Boston Rabbi Says it’s a ‘Miracle’ He Survived Stab Attack
» Breaking: Trump Speaks to Massive Crowd in Florida, Slams Media, Witch Hunts, Critical Race Theory
» Congressman Ken Buck Challenges Zuckerberg on COVID Censorship and More
» Exclusive: Update: UNCW Trustee Emails Chancellor Calling for Investigation Into ‘Blow Up Republicans’ FB Post After Reading ‘Campus Reform’ Story
» Facebook Blocks #Revolution Hashtag on July 4th Weekend
» ‘Get it Done’: Trump’s White House Doctor Calls for Biden to Undergo Cognitive Test
» Gorsuch Slams Minnesota County for Violating Religious Beliefs of Amish Over Septic System Dispute
» Jamahl Talib Abdullah Bey and Rise of the Moors: What to Know About Wakefield Standoff
» Largest Teachers Union Says Critical Race Theory is ‘Reasonable and Appropriate’ For Kids
» Loudoun County Schools to Continue Fight Against Teacher Suspended for Voicing His Opinion
» Man Who Built Pool for Portland Homeless Fatally Stabbed
» National Geographic Claims Fourth of July Fireworks Are Racist, Smoke Targets Communities of Color
» ‘Robert Spencer Has Displayed Brilliant Scholarship and Fierce Courage’ — Bat Ye’or
» Trump Adviser Launches Social Media Platform on July 4 to Declare ‘Independence’ From Big Tech
» Twitter Users Slam New York Times for Article Criticizing American Flag on Independence Day
» Vandals Repeatedly Terrorize Southeast Austin Business, Apd Seeking Info
» Watch: Dinesh D’Souza Interviews Innocent Man Who Was Targeted by the FBI Because He Was in DC on Jan 6
 
Canada
» Couple Who Refused to Go to Quarantine Hotel After Service Trip Fined $12,000
» Native Totem Set on Fire in Canada, Suspected Retaliation for Statue Destruction
» Trudeau Says Anger ‘Fully Understandable Given the Shameful History’ As Churches Burn Down
 
Europe and the EU
» Boris Johnson Will End UK Mask Mandate on July 19 ‘Freedom Day’
» Germany: Muslim Plans Jihad Massacre, Obtains and Distributes Instructions for Building Bombs
» Italy: Deputy Minister Castelli Convicted of Defamation
» Media Blackout Emerges After Key Assange Witness Admits to Lies
» Most Exoplanets Won’t Receive Enough Radiation to Support an Earth-Like Biosphere
» Orban, Salvini, Le Pen, And Others Sign Pro-Sovereignty Declaration Against EU Overreach
» UK: Islamic Studies Teacher Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Two Girls and a Boy
» UK: National Education Union Wants to Train Teachers on ‘Whiteness’, ‘Make White Privilege and Colonialism Visible’
» UK: The Stoke-on-Trent Terrorist Who Lived Among Us ‘Unchecked for Months’
 
Middle East
» Communist China’s Genocidal Crackdown on Uyghur Intellectuals
» Iran: Three Christians Receive Five-Year Prison Sentences
 
South Asia
» India: Public School Organizes Summer Camp to Promote Islamic Values Among Children, Sparks Outrage
» India: Muslim Politician Demands All Deputy Chief Minister’s Offices be Reserved for Muslims
» India: J&K: Protest Held Against ‘Forced’ Conversion of Sikh Women to Islam
» Pakistan: Police Constable Hacks to Death Man Acquitted of Blasphemy Because ‘He Had Committed Blasphemy’
» Pakistan: Man Gets Life in Prison for Throwing a Copy of the Qur’an Into a Drain
» Pakistan: Textbook Publishers Must Observe ‘Islamic Morality, ‘ Not Print Pics Showing Human Figures ‘Sans Clothes’
 
Latin America
» Panama’s Minister of Foreign Affairs: Terrorists Are Entering Panama and Making Their Way to the US
 
Immigration
» 244 Migrants Saved by Moroccan Navy
» France: Muslim Migrant Rapes 12-Year-Old Boy, His Lawyer Says ‘We Must Take Into Account the Cultural Gradient’
» Merkel’s Migration Policies Have Been ‘Fatal’ To Germany, Says Ex-Spy Chief
» Norway: Muslim Migrant Teen Plots Jihad Massacre Using Poison or Explosives, Donates Money to the Islamic State
» Serbia Police Find Illegal Migrant Camp, People Smugglers
» Spain: 59 Migrants Arrive on the Andalucian Coast
» UK: More Than 200 Migrants Have Been Intercepted Trying to Cross the Channel
» UK’s Priti Patel Announces ‘Harsher Sentences’ Against Illegal Channel Crossings
 
Culture Wars
» Facebook Moderated 32mn Posts in Compliance With New Intermediary Guidelines
» Gates Foundation Earmarks $1.4 Billion for ‘Family Planning’
 

All Ocean City Fireworks Shows Canceled After Explosion

Firefighters evaluated firework handlers for minor injuries, and no beachgoers were hurt, according to officials.

All fireworks shows in Ocean City have been canceled “due to an abundance of caution” after the fire department and Maryland State Police responded to a fireworks explosion on the city’s beach.

Firefighters treated firework handlers for minor injuries, and no beachgoers were hurt, according to officials.

Firefighters were called to a section of the beach near Dorchester Street after reports of a vehicle on fire at around 10:30 a.m. What they found instead was the city’s downtown fireworks display unintentionally discharging, fire officials said.

The cause of the fireworks discharge is unknown, according to fire officials.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Birds Acting Blind When Approached, Dying by Hundreds. Scientists Don’t Know Why.

Hundreds of birds are dying without explanation in parts of the South and Midwest.

Wildlife experts in at least six states and Washington, D.C., have reported an increase in sick or dying birds in the past month. The most commonly afflicted birds are blue jays, common grackles and European starlings.

“We’re experiencing an unusual amount of bird mortality this year,” said Kate Slankard, an avian biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We have yet to figure out what the problem is. The condition seems to be pretty deadly.”

Symptoms include crusty or puffy eyes, neurological signs of seizures and an inability to stay balanced.

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

Boston Rabbi Says it’s a ‘Miracle’ He Survived Stab Attack

The rabbi stabbed eight times outside a Jewish day school in Boston said it was a “miracle” he survived — as he recalled the broad daylight attack in a new interview.

Rabbi Shlomo Noginski — speaking through a translator to i24News in Tel Aviv— recalled the terrifying attack on Thursday outside of the school where more than 100 children were attending summer camp.

“I would like to say thank God. A miracle, a great miracle happened to me,” Noginski said. “He only managed to stab me eight times in my arm and my limbs but it could have been much worse. I feel relatively great and I thank God for the miracle.”

At first, Noginski said the suspect, Khaled Awad, 24, approached him with a gun, demanding he open his car. Figuring it was a robbery, Noginski offered his keys to his attacker, he told i24.

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

Breaking: Trump Speaks to Massive Crowd in Florida, Slams Media, Witch Hunts, Critical Race Theory

At the Save America rally in Sarasota, Florida, on Saturday, former President Donald Trump slammed the mainstream media’s disinformation campaign and the left-wing establishment’s witch hunts against the Trump name.

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

Congressman Ken Buck Challenges Zuckerberg on COVID Censorship and More

In a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, GOP Rep. Ken Buck, from Colorado, criticized Facebook’s content moderation policies. Buck pointed out, among other things, how Facebook’s content moderation practices are biased against some opinions.

“During the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook removed more than 7 million posts that purportedly spread misinformation about the virus, and your company placed contextual notes on more than 98 million posts it deemed as potentially misleading,” Buck wrote. “Monitoring posts across Facebook and Instagram for misinformation about COVID has been an undoubtedly herculean task, but Facebook has vigorously taken on this challenge.”

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

Exclusive: Update: UNCW Trustee Emails Chancellor Calling for Investigation Into ‘Blow Up Republicans’ FB Post After Reading ‘Campus Reform’ Story

One University of North Carolina Wilmington Board of Trustees member is calling on the school’s chancellor to open a investigation into a professor who posted “Blow Up Republicans,” on Facebook.

Woody White, a Board of Trustees member for the University of North Carolina Wilmington, wrote an email obtained by Campus Reform to the Chancellor of UNCW, Jose V. Sartarelli, calling on him to open an investigation into Dan Johnson, a professor at the university who made the “Blow Up Republicans” Facebook post.

Campus Reform first reported on the Facebook post by Dan Johnson, who is an associate professor in the UNCW School of Health and Applied Human Sciences.

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

Facebook Blocks #Revolution Hashtag on July 4th Weekend

Facebook users are blocked from the hashtag #Revolution. The timing of the censorship is rather suspect considering this the 4th of July Weekend, a commemoration of the declaration of independence, which was brought about by the revolutionary wars.

If you search #Revolution on Facebook, you get the following message:

“Posts with #Revolution are temporarily hidden here. Some content in those posts goes against our Community Standards.”

Clicking the “Learn more” link on the warning redirects you to Facebook’s long page of Community Standards, not an explanation on why #Revolution is censored.

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

‘Get it Done’: Trump’s White House Doctor Calls for Biden to Undergo Cognitive Test

Republican Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson, who is also a former White House physician, called for President Joe Biden to undergo a cognitive test Saturday, according to Fox News.

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

Gorsuch Slams Minnesota County for Violating Religious Beliefs of Amish Over Septic System Dispute

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch on Friday tore into a Minnesota county for trying to force an Amish community to install septic systems in their homes against their religious beliefs, citing the court’s recent high-profile decision in a religious liberty case as a major precedent.

Gorsuch made the comments in a statement regarding the case, Mast v. Fillmore County.

The court vacated and remanded the previous ruling against the Amish community in the case, saying that lower courts should pay close attention to Fulton v. Philadelphia, which the justices decided last month. In that case, the court unanimously ruled Philadelphia could not exclude a Catholic adoption agency from its foster program just because the agency does not place children with gay couples.

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

Jamahl Talib Abdullah Bey and Rise of the Moors: What to Know About Wakefield Standoff

Heavily armed men with handguns and rifles “claiming to be from a group that does not recognize our laws” fled a traffic stop in Wakefield, police said

Police have identified eight of the 11 suspects who were arrested after an hours long armed standoff off Interstate 95 in Wakefield, Massachusetts, Saturday. All of them claimed to be part of a group called the Rise of the Moors.

Police safely resolved a situation with a group of heavily armed men who refused to comply with police Saturday morning, resulting in the shutdown of busy Interstate 95 and shelter-in-place orders for parts of Wakefield and Reading.

The 11 suspects who were taken into custody and transported for booking referred to themselves as a militia, police said Saturday. Eight guns, including three AR-15s, were seized, according to police, who said none of the suspects had licenses to carry guns.

The group of men were reportedly in two cars stopped in the breakdown lane on I-95 in Wakefield with their hazard lights on around 1:30 a.m. when police stopped to assist them. Police said the responding trooper saw that they were wearing “tactical or military style” uniforms, including tactical vests and body cameras. Some had long rifles, others pistols or some combination of both.

Experts say the group involved in Saturday’s standoff on I-95 in Massachusetts is based in Rhode Island and has unique ideas about the law.

Massachusetts State Police Col. Christopher Mason said the men identified themselves as being part of a group known as Rise of the Moors and that they adhere to “Moorish Sovereign Ideology.” The group’s website describes them as “Moorish Americans dedicated to educating new Moors and influencing our Elders.”

“Their self-professed leader wanted very much known their ideology is not anti-government,” Mason said. “Our investigation will provide us more insight into what their motivation, what their ideology is.”

Mason said he can’t confirm that they are “validated members” of the group. “They identify as they identify…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Largest Teachers Union Says Critical Race Theory is ‘Reasonable and Appropriate’ For Kids

The country’s largest teachers union has moved to undermine the left-wing talking point that critical race theory is not taught to children — by voting promote it and arguing it is “reasonable and appropriate” to use CRT in social studies classes.

The National Education Association has approved a plan to “publicize” critical race theory and dedicate a “team of staffers” to assist union members looking to “fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric.”

New Business Item 39 also declares that the union opposes bans on critical race theory and the New York Times’ controversial 1619 Project — which roughly half the U.S. states have already implemented.

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

Loudoun County Schools to Continue Fight Against Teacher Suspended for Voicing His Opinion

The Loudoun County, Virginia school district will continue the fight to keep a teacher who had opposed its policy on transgender students from returning to the classroom.

In May, Tanner Cross was suspended from his position and banned from school property due to remarks he made during the school board’s public comment session. Cross spoke in opposition to the district’s “Rights of Transgender and Gender-Expansive Students” policy.

“I am speaking out of love for those who are suffering from gender dysphoria,” Cross had said. “I love all of my students but I will never lie to them regardless of the consequences. I’m a teacher but I serve God first and I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion.”

Tanner sued the district, and early last month the Loudoun County Circuit Court agreed with him.

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

Man Who Built Pool for Portland Homeless Fatally Stabbed

A man whose ingenious pop-up swimming pool kept the homeless cool during the recent heat wave was fatally stabbed in the same spot just one day later, according to Portland police.

Officers identified Tyson L. Morlock as the man who was found stabbed in the inner eastside Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood at Division Street and Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard around 3:37 a.m. on Thursday, July 1.

Despite life-saving efforts from paramedics, he died shortly thereafter in a nearby hospital, according to authorities.

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

National Geographic Claims Fourth of July Fireworks Are Racist, Smoke Targets Communities of Color

The Fourth of July is marked usually with copious amounts of fireworks displays across the United States. These displays create large amounts of smoke, which according to a study cited by National Geographic, disproportionately affect black and Hispanic communities in urban areas.

National Geographic published an article Friday outlining these findings. “The smoke and particles created by fireworks are especially problematic for vulnerable people, often in Black and Hispanic communities,” the article is prefaced.

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

‘Robert Spencer Has Displayed Brilliant Scholarship and Fierce Courage’ — Bat Ye’or

“Robert Spencer has displayed brilliant scholarship and fierce courage in his previous books. In this one he perseveres and confronts with deep erudition the most topical problem of our century.”—BAT YE’OR, author of The Decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam

Preorder Did Muhammad Exist? Revised and Expanded Edition here.

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

Trump Adviser Launches Social Media Platform on July 4 to Declare ‘Independence’ From Big Tech

A former Trump senior adviser launched a new social media platform called GETTR on July 4 to declare “independence” from Big Tech.

Jason Miller, a former senior adviser to the Trump administration, said that the launch on Independence Day is symbolic in nature and that GETTR will remain open to opinions from any end of the political spectrum.

Miller last week told Fox News that the July 4 launch was “very much intentional.” He emphasized that it “ties in with Independence Day … Independent from social media monopolies, independent from cancel culture; embracing free speech.”

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

Twitter Users Slam New York Times for Article Criticizing American Flag on Independence Day

Twitter users have come out in droves to slam The New York Times after they published an article ahead of Independence Day that criticizes the American flag, stating that those who display the flag often identify with the right.

“Today, flying the flag from the back of a pickup truck or over a lawn is increasingly seen as a clue, albeit an imperfect one, to a person’s political affiliation in a deeply divided nation,” wrote The New York Times.

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

Vandals Repeatedly Terrorize Southeast Austin Business, Apd Seeking Info

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A southeast Austin business, located on the corner of Interstate 35 and Highway 71, has been repeatedly terrorized by vandals who have thrown cinder blocks through widows, slashed tires and destroyed company vehicles.

The business, which has asked to remain anonymous, reported five incidents since May 21, 2021.

  • May 21: Cinder block thrown through windshield
  • June 6: Tires slashed
  • June 17: Van windows shattered, equipment stolen
  • July 1: Vandal caught on camera throwing heavy object through van window
  • July 2: Different van’s window smashed

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

Watch: Dinesh D’Souza Interviews Innocent Man Who Was Targeted by the FBI Because He Was in DC on Jan 6

Conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza interviewed Joseph Bolanos, a Manhattan resident who was targeted by the FBI all because a tipster falsely linked the innocent man with the Jan. 6 protesters who entered the Capitol building. As a result of the duress, he suffered two strokes and is now shunned by his neighbors.

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

Couple Who Refused to Go to Quarantine Hotel After Service Trip Fined $12,000

A few weeks ago, Rebel News visited the small county of Norfolk to speak to the Lambs, a married couple who were given over $12,000 worth of fines when they arrived at Pearson International Airport. Carol and Grant Lamb refused to be tested (again) at the airport as they both had negative COVID-19 results from Guatemala, and they also refused to be put in the dreaded quarantine hotel, resulting in four separate fines for this small family.

Through their charity Power At Work, the Lambs travel to Central America multiple times a year to teach underprivileged children valuable skills. They teach nutrition, help collect clean drinking water, host sports and community meals, and train them in woodworking so they can build beds. Soon they will even teach welding so the kids can repair their own bicycles.

We spoke to Jenna Little, the paralegal handling both Carol and Grant’s fines, since we’re covering the cost of their legal fees through our civil liberties project, Fight The Fines. Thanks to the generosity of Rebel News viewers, we’re able to help people like Carol and Grant Lamb, and thousands more.

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

Native Totem Set on Fire in Canada, Suspected Retaliation for Statue Destruction

A native totem pole was set on fire on Canada’s Vancouver Island in what is suspected to be retaliation for the destruction of a statue of Captain James Cook.

The Salish Bear Pole was seen smouldering at the summit of the Malahat Highway hours after a mob ripped down a statue of the British explorer in the provincial capital of Victoria, took off its head, and “drowned” it in the Inner Harbour.

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

Trudeau Says Anger ‘Fully Understandable Given the Shameful History’ As Churches Burn Down

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a highly equivocal denunciation of the wave of church arsons and statue-smashingsweeping Canada, calling the attacks “unacceptable” but defending the anger fueling them as “fully understandable”.

Trudeau, who leads the Liberal Party of Canada, told reporters it is “unacceptable and wrong that acts of vandalism and arson are being seen across the country including against Catholic churches” — but immediately added that “One of my reflections is I understand the anger that’s out there against the federal government, against institutions like the Catholic church; it is real and it is fully understandable given the shameful history that we are all becoming more and more aware of, and engaging ourselves to do better as Canadians.”

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

Boris Johnson Will End UK Mask Mandate on July 19 ‘Freedom Day’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to announce that the mandatory use of face masks on public transport, stores and other public settings will be lifted on July 19 — the UK’s so-called “Freedom Day.”

From that day on, masks will become voluntary and people won’t face fines of up to £6,400 — about $8,800 — if caught without one, The Sun reported.

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

Germany: Muslim Plans Jihad Massacre, Obtains and Distributes Instructions for Building Bombs

This is the Germany Merkel worked so hard to create.

“21-year-old planned Islamist attack,” translated from “Plante 21-Jähriger islamistischen Anschlag?,” Bild, June 25, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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

Italy: Deputy Minister Castelli Convicted of Defamation

For post against Romanian-origin PD local election candidate

(ANSA) — TURIN, JUN 28 — A Turin court on Monday convicted Deputy Economy Minister Laura Castelli of defamation for a Facebook post criticising centre-left Democratic Party (PD) candidate at 2016 local elections Lidia Roscaneanu, who is of Romanian origin.

Many sexist and racists insults appeared underneath the post.

Another two defendants were also convicted, three others acquitted, and another six will g on trial in January in a fast-track trial.

Castelli, a member of the populist 5-Star Movement (M5S), was also fined 1,032 euros and ordered to pay civil damages of 5,000 euros.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Media Blackout Emerges After Key Assange Witness Admits to Lies

Mainstream media’s total blackout on inconvenient news stories, especially in the US, is becoming a trend.

In the past few days, media watchdogs Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) and Media Lens have tried to bring people’s attention to the fact that mainstream media institutions have totally ignored a story by Icelandic newspaper Stundin on the Julian Assange case.

The report reveals that the case against Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, was based on the false testimony of Sigurdur Thordarson, a convicted child molester who has also been diagnosed as a sociopath.

UK-based media watchdog Media Lens said: “We have not found a single report by any ‘serious’ UK broadcaster or newspaper. But in a sane world, Stundin’s revelations about a key Assange witness — that Thordarson lied in exchange for immunity from prosecution — would have been headline news everywhere, with extensive media coverage…”

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

Most Exoplanets Won’t Receive Enough Radiation to Support an Earth-Like Biosphere

To date, astronomers have confirmed the existence of 4,422 extrasolar planets in 3,280 star systems, with an additional 7,445 candidates awaiting confirmation. Of these, only a small fraction (165) have been terrestrial (aka. rocky) in nature and comparable in size to Earth — i.e., not “Super-Earths.” And even less have been found that are orbiting within their parent star’s circumsolar habitable zone (HZ).

In the coming years, this is likely to change when next-generation instruments (like James Webb) are able to observe smaller planets that orbit closer to their stars (which is where Earth-like planets are more likely to reside). However, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Napoli and the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), Earth-like biospheres may be very rare for exoplanets.

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

Orban, Salvini, Le Pen, And Others Sign Pro-Sovereignty Declaration Against EU Overreach

Leaders of populist and conservative parties across Europe have signed a joint declaration on the future of the European Union, criticising overreach from the EU and calling for more national sovereignty.

Political party leaders from conservative and populist parties in 16 countries signed the declaration, which calls for major reforms to the European Union, stating: “instead of protecting Europe and its heritage, it is itself becoming a source of problems and anxiety.”

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

UK: Islamic Studies Teacher Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Two Girls and a Boy

An Islamic Studies teacher has been convicted of sexually assaulting two girls and a boy in Birmingham, England.

37-year-old Mohammed Noor was supposed to be teaching his young wards how to pray at their homes, but abused his position to touch them sexually and administer beatings “with implements that [he] had constructed”, according to prosecutors.

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

UK: National Education Union Wants to Train Teachers on ‘Whiteness’, ‘Make White Privilege and Colonialism Visible’

Britain’s largest teachers’ union has called for “activist training” on issues such as “whiteness” in order to make “white privilege and colonialism visible” in schools.

Guidance for teachers from the National Education Union (NEU) said that there is an “urgent” need to “decolonise” all phases of education in the United Kingdom in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, which spread across the Atlantic Ocean from America last year.

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

UK: The Stoke-on-Trent Terrorist Who Lived Among Us ‘Unchecked for Months’

One of the Stoke-on-Trent terrorists jailed alongside London Bridge killer Usman Khan made 20 secret visits to a university while on probation.

Mohammed Shahjahan — who grew up in Burslem and Cobridge — repeatedly made trips to see his wife at the campus from his North Staffordshire bail hostel.

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

Communist China’s Genocidal Crackdown on Uyghur Intellectuals

China’s genocide against its Uyghur ethnic minority in Xinjiang, also known as East Turkestan, presses on. Up to 1.8 million Uyghurs and other minorities have been detained in extrajudicial “re-education camps” where deaths, torture and political indoctrination take place. This genocidal campaign seems now specifically to be targeting Uyghur intellectuals. Hundreds have been taken into internment camps, disappeared or died in custody. Among them are professors, journalists, medical researchers, doctors, actors, poets, publishers, writers and students. They are often subjected to harsher prison sentences, as well as death sentences. Many are missing.

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

Iran: Three Christians Receive Five-Year Prison Sentences

Three Christians from the Church of Iran denomination have each been sentenced to five years in prison and fined four million Tomans (approximately GBP 6900.00) by the Revolutionary Court in Karaj, northern Iran.

Amin Khaki, Milad Goudarzi and Alireza Nourmohammadi received the sentences on 26 June, after being convicted of “engaging in propaganda against the Islamic regime.” All three are appealing the verdict.

The three Christians stood trial in Karaj on 21 June 2021, charged with “sectarian activities” under a new amendment to the Iranian penal code. CSW’s sources report that during the trial the men were prevented from being represented by their lawyer, despite the fact that he had fulfilled all the necessary requirements for participation ten days before the trial began.

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

India: Public School Organizes Summer Camp to Promote Islamic Values Among Children, Sparks Outrage

A shocking and communally charged invitation put out by a Moradabad school has come under scrutiny and led to tremendous public fury in India, except, of course, among the Muslims. The Delhi Public Global School had set up a summer camp for students aged 8-15, intending to impart Islamic education online. The school also created a website to further this purpose. The colorful pamphlet posted on the school’s official site featured the image of the Ka’ba, along with a green structure resembling a mosque, accompanied by the text, “How to Adopt Islamic Values in Personal Life.” The subjects listed on the agenda to be discussed in the summer camp were, among others, “What is Islam?,” “How to understand Qura’an,” and “Responsibility of a Muslim.” It was supposed to be a two-day schedule with the sessions lasting three hours each.

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

India: Muslim Politician Demands All Deputy Chief Minister’s Offices be Reserved for Muslims

Adding to his party’s list of bizarre demands, Syed Asim Waqar, leader of the Islamic political party All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen, has asked all states to appoint Muslims as Deputy Chief Ministers (CM). The Muslim leader has skillfully made this demand just before the Uttar Pradesh State elections, to polarize the electorate.

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

India: J&K: Protest Held Against ‘Forced’ Conversion of Sikh Women to Islam

A Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader has alleged that four Sikh women were forcibly married and converted to Islam in Kashmir recently and demanded that they be returned to their families as well as a law against forced conversions.

Hours after the claim was made, several members of the Sikh community gathered outside the Jammu and Kashmir Bhawan to protest. “A few among them were detained briefly but were released soon. The crowd dispersed after their memorandum was submitted to the authorities concerned,” a senior police officer said.

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

Pakistan: Police Constable Hacks to Death Man Acquitted of Blasphemy Because ‘He Had Committed Blasphemy’

This is the reality of life in Pakistan. If you’re even accused of blasphemy, regardless of whether or not you’re guilty, you’ll live for the rest of your life with the threat of a violent death hanging over your head.

“Pakistani policeman accused of killing man acquitted of blasphemy,” by Mubasher Bukhari, Reuters, July 3, 2021.

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

Pakistan: Man Gets Life in Prison for Throwing a Copy of the Qur’an Into a Drain

Killing people in accord with its teachings — not blasphemy. Treating a copy of it with less than obsequious respect — blasphemy.

“Man gets life for blasphemy, Dawn, July 3, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace).

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

Pakistan: Textbook Publishers Must Observe ‘Islamic Morality, ‘ Not Print Pics Showing Human Figures ‘Sans Clothes’

In the name of “Islamic morality,” authorities have “warned textbook publishers not to print any diagram or sketch in biology textbooks that show human figures ‘sans clothes.’“

Pakistan has been emboldened under its Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is committed to moving his country (and the whole world in fact) toward even stricter observance of Sharia law. Although Pakistan is infamous for its cruel blasphemy laws, Khan has still captured the support of the United Nations, with support from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in exporting the “Islamophobia” subterfuge everywhere. Within his own country, he is indoctrinating the younger generation to apply Islamic doctrine to science now. The mullahs of Pakistan are supervising content in biology books. Any images that portray the human body in a way that compromises “Islamic morality” is being flagged

“Mullahs are supervising biology books. Imran Khan govt has put Pakistan in reverse gear,” by Pervez Hoodbhoy, The Print, June 20, 2021.

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Panama’s Minister of Foreign Affairs: Terrorists Are Entering Panama and Making Their Way to the US

If you are concerned about this, you’re a racist, bigoted “Islamophobe,” and of course also a white supremacist. Celebrate diversity!

Erika Mouynes is Panama’s minister of foreign affairs.

“The (Literal) Gap in U.S. Migration Policy,” by Erika Mouynes, Foreign Policy, June 24, 2021.

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244 Migrants Saved by Moroccan Navy

(MENAFN) On Sunday, Jul. 4 official news agency MAP said in a report that the Moroccan navy saved in the past 48 hours 244 Spain-bound migrants.

A military report stated as cited by the agency that the migrants, comprising women and minors, are mainly from sub-Saharan Africa.

They were traveling in a number of inflatable boats in the Strait of Gibraltar, which divides the African continent from Europe.

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France: Muslim Migrant Rapes 12-Year-Old Boy, His Lawyer Says ‘We Must Take Into Account the Cultural Gradient’

“Those are the ones brought near in the Gardens of Pleasure, a company of the former peoples and a few of the later peoples, on thrones woven, reclining on them, facing each other. There will circulate among them young boys made eternal with vessels, pitchers and a cup from a flowing spring.” — Qur’an 56:11-18

“And they will be given to drink a cup whose mixture is of ginger, a fountain within Paradise named Salsabeel. There will circulate among them young boys made eternal. When you see them, you would think them scattered pearls. And when you look there, you will see pleasure and great dominion.” — Qur’an 76:17-20

“Saint-Brieuc: an Afghan sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for rape of a minor,” translated from “Saint-Brieuc : un Afghan condamné à 15 ans de réclusion pour viol sur mineur,” Le Télégramme, June 28, 2021 (thanks to Will).

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Merkel’s Migration Policies Have Been ‘Fatal’ To Germany, Says Ex-Spy Chief

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policies on immigration have been “fatal” to Germany, the countries former top domestic intelligence chief has said.

Hans-Georg Maassen, the former head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), roughly the equivalent to Britain’s MI5 or the FBI in the United States, ran the German intelligence for six years, including during the height of the European migrant crisis in 2015.

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Norway: Muslim Migrant Teen Plots Jihad Massacre Using Poison or Explosives, Donates Money to the Islamic State

Norway, like other Western countries, welcomed Muslim migrants as “refugees” and gave them all assistance to start a new life. No one would have dared suggest that some of those coming might harbor jihadist sentiments and support the Islamic State. That would have been “Islamophobic” and “racist.”

“‘Poison or Explosives’: Norway Sentences Syrian Teenager For Terror Plot,” Associated Press, June 30, 2021.

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Serbia Police Find Illegal Migrant Camp, People Smugglers

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police on Sunday said they have discovered an illegal migrant camp near the borders with Hungary and Romania, and detained suspected people smugglers.

The makeshift camp was discovered in the village of Srpski Krstur, by the bank of the Tisa river, a police statement said. It didn’t specify how many migrants were found at the site.

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Spain: 59 Migrants Arrive on the Andalucian Coast

On Saturday, July 3, 59 migrants arrived on the Andalucian coast with several people requiring hospital treatment.

Saturday saw 59 migrants reach the Andalusian coast after they had sailed through the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea in small boats. 17 of these people arrived in Cadiz and a staggering 42 arrived in Almeria.

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UK: More Than 200 Migrants Have Been Intercepted Trying to Cross the Channel

More than 200 migrants have been intercepted by Border Force officials while trying to cross the Channel on Sunday.

UK authorities intercepted six attempted crossings involving 212 people, the Home Office said, adding that French authorities reported seven interceptions, preventing 238 people from reaching the UK.

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UK’s Priti Patel Announces ‘Harsher Sentences’ Against Illegal Channel Crossings

As controversy mounted over the French Coastguard handover of illegal migrants to the British Border Force in the mid-English channel, UK home secretary Priti Patel on Saturday announced a “severe prison sentence” under the Nationality and Borders Bill to deter unlawful asylum seekers from entering into the UK.

In a bid to fix UK’s “broken asylum system,” Patel is expected to announce the proposed legislation in the House of Commons on forthcoming Tuesday. The new legislation will make illegal border immigration a “criminal offense” leading to a maximum prison sentence of four years, up from six months, according to several reports. If found guilty of smuggling undocumented migrants across the channel, the UK border force officials risk a prison sentence of up to 14 years, as per the terms in the new legislation.

A separate clause states, that those arriving unlawfully or entering the UK by covert means despite interception by the British Border Force in British territorial waters might face prosecution “immediately”.

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Facebook Moderated 32mn Posts in Compliance With New Intermediary Guidelines

(MENAFN — NewsBytes) Shortly after being summoned by a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology chaired by Congress Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram revealed they took down as many as 32 million posts in compliance with the IT Ministry’s new guidelines for social media intermediaries. However, no data has been released by Facebook yet regarding government orders or political pressure to remove content.

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Gates Foundation Earmarks $1.4 Billion for ‘Family Planning’

The Gates Foundation announced on Jun. 30 2021 that, over the next five years, and as part of a $2.1B overall package, they plan to spend $1.4B on “family planning.”

The Gates Foundation famously champions “progressive” causes. For example, they gave another million towards “racially sensitive” mathematics programs in schools.

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  1. Unknown person shot a man who broke the head of a pensioner in Izmailovsky Park
    The Savior escaped, and the criminal and the injured pensioner were hospitalized

    An Uzbek guest worker shouting “Allah Akbar” attacked a 91-year-old Muscovite in Izmailovsky Park. The villain, who managed to cripple an elderly man, was neutralized by four shots by an unknown savior – he hastened to escape.

    https://www.mk.ru/incident/2021/07/05/neizvestnyy-rasstrelyal-muzhchinu-prolomivshego-golovu-pensioneru-v-izmaylovskom-parke.html

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