Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/1/2021

A suicide drone attack on an oil tanker off Oman in the Arabian Sea killed two crew members and did damage to the bridge of the ship. The United States, the UK, and Israel blamed Iran for the attack. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that Iran had made a grave mistake. The Iranian government denied any involvement in the attack.

In other news, Australian police are using helicopters to hover over beaches, parks, and people’s backyards in an attempt to enforce the new draconian COVID lockdown rules.

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

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USA
» 10 People Injured in Shooting in Queens
» 10 Republicans Back Bill Calling for Audit of the CDC
» 10 Shot: Mostly Innocent Bystanders, In Queens Gang Attack
» Al-Qaeda Calls for Vehicular Jihad Attacks in U.S., Calls Truck ‘The Ultimate Mowing Machine’
» Bill Maher Rips Woke Mentality Now Driving Olympic Games: “Belongs in Stalin’s Russia
» California Parents Are Pulling Children From Public Schools
» California Biggest Public Sector Union Opposes Newsom’s Vaccine Order
» Chicago Mayor Delays New COVID-19 Restrictions as Lollapalooza Begins
» Democratic Lawmakers Petition Nextdoor Over Vaccine Skepticism
» Emails Show Collusion Between US Government and Facebook Over Online Coronavirus “Misinformation”
» Facebook Refuses to Let Illinois Police Chief Association Boost Hero Cop, Says it’s “Political”
» Husband Allegedly Stabs Wife Multiple Times, Lets Her Bleed to Death: Police
» Protests Against School Mask Guidelines Form Across New Mexico
» Protesters Gather in Las Vegas to Speak Out Against Mask Mandate
» School Board President Explains Resolution to Ban Critical Race Theory
» Trump Raises a Record-Breaking $82M in First Half of 2021, Despite Bans From Big Tech
» Twitter Suspends Science Writer After He Posts Results of Pfizer Clinical Test
 
Canada
» American Couple Fined $50,000 for Traveling to Canada With Fake Vaccination Documents
 
Europe and the EU
» Antifa-Style Radicals Jailed for Far-Left ‘Kill the Bill’ Riots in England
» Germany: Berlin Protesters Decry Coronavirus Measures; 600 Detained
» Germany: Police Criticised for Describing Wanted Gang Rapists as Having ‘Arab Phenotype’
» Polish Justice Minister: European Court of Human Rights ‘Violates the Sovereignty of Poland’
» Sweden: Islamic School’s Teachers Paid by Muslim Brotherhood-Tied Group, School Accused of ‘Connection to Extremism’
» UK Govt Teams Up With Business to Offer Youths Free Pizza, Uber Discounts for Vaxing
» UK: Brixton Demonstrators Block A23 in ‘Very Peaceful’ Protest
» UK: London Youth Killings: ‘It’s Like a War Zone. How Did it Come to This?’
» UK: Local Govt Going Door-to-Door to ‘Encourage Vaccine Uptake’
» UK: Man Converts to Islam, Travels to the Islamic State, Shares Jihad Beheading Videos
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Protests Against Renewed COVID Restrictions as Cases Hit Highest in Months
 
Middle East
» Greek Govt Tells Turkey: ‘Days of the Ottoman Empire Are Over’
» Islamic Republic of Iran Attempted to Abduct at Least 3 American Journalists in 2019 and 2020
» PM Bennett: Iran Made ‘Grave Mistake’ Attacking Israeli-Owned Ship
» Qatar: Indian Woman Abused and Tortured, ‘They Told Me I Was a Slave They Had Bought’
» Turkey Keeps Main Orthodox Christian Theological School Closed for 50 Years
» US, UK and Israel Blame Iran for Ship Attack; Tehran Denies
 
South Asia
» An Indian High Court Condemns Islamic Conversion as a Danger for Nation
» Malaysia: Three Charged With Expounding Religious Doctrines Contrary to Islamic Law and Spreading Them on Facebook
 
Australia — Pacific
» Watch: Police Helicopter Orders People Off Beaches, Hovers Over Backyards Enforcing Australian Lockdown
» YouTube Suspends Sky News Australia Over COVID-19 Coverage
 
Latin America
» Mexican President Rejects Jabs for Kids, “Won’t be Held Hostage by [Profiteering] Pharma Companies”
» Supreme Court Judge Named Suspect in Haitian President’s Assassination
 
Immigration
» Afghan Linked to Rape and Murder of Austrian Girl, 13, Found in Britain
» France: Hundreds of Migrants Evicted From Protest Camp in Central Paris
» Merkel’s Germany Sees Two Gang Rapes Per Day, Half of Suspects Are Migrants
» Record 3,500 Migrants Arrived in July: Border Force Intercepted 120 Boats Last Month as Total of People Who Have Crossed English Channel So Far This Year Hits 9,300
» Sweden Stops Deportations to Afghanistan, Releases Migrants From Detention
 

10 People Injured in Shooting in Queens

Surveillance video released Sunday morning shows the moment two unidentified males began firing about 37 shots into a crowd of people on 37th avenue near 97th street in Corona, Queens, injuring 10 people.

?”Two males approached east bound while the shooters advanced before firing rounds got on two scooters and drove away. The people were shot and transported to area hospitals,” said Galen Frierson, assistant chief commanding officer Queens North.

It happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday while people were hanging out outside a barbershop and others were dining at a restaurant for a birthday party. Out of the 10 victims, police say three were gang members who they believe were the intended targets.

“It’s a recurring theme that keeps happening, and it has to stop through this city: It’s gang members, guns, masks and masks, it’s unacceptable in NYC and has to stop,” said NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

10 Republicans Back Bill Calling for Audit of the CDC

Authored by Ivan Pentchoukov via The Epoch Times

A group of 10 Republican senators is backing a bill that would require an audit of the decision-making and public health messaging by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Senate bill (pdf), titled ‘Restore Public Health Institution Trust Act of 2021, would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to assess the CDC’s public health messaging and decision making and prepare a report on the matter.

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

10 Shot: Mostly Innocent Bystanders, In Queens Gang Attack

The victims range in age from 19 to 72

Some 10 people were shot late Saturday night near a barbershop and laundromat in Queens, police say, and authorities are searching for two gunmen and two drivers who escaped on mopeds.

The shots rang out in the North Corona section near 99th Street and 37th Avenue around 11 p.m. The four suspects are described as masked men with hooded sweatshirts.

Chief of Detectives James Essig, at a Sunday morning news conference, called it a “brazen, coordinated attack.”

Essig said three of the 10 victims were known Trinitarios gang members and were believed to be the intended targets of the shooting. The other seven were innocent bystanders, some of whom were believed to be in the area for a birthday party at a nearby restaurant.

All 10, ranging in age from 19 to 72, are expected to survive their injuries, which police sources described as mostly leg wounds…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Al-Qaeda Calls for Vehicular Jihad Attacks in U.S., Calls Truck ‘The Ultimate Mowing Machine’

Watch for more such attacks in the U.S. What’s to stop them?

“Al Qaeda launches 1st public campaign in 4 years to encourage lone wolf terrorist attacks,” by Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner, WLS, July 29, 2021.

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

Bill Maher Rips Woke Mentality Now Driving Olympic Games: “Belongs in Stalin’s Russia

“Young people have to stop flattering themselves that they’re Nostradamus and would have foreseen had they been around back then everything that is unacceptable now,” Bill Maher said in his latest commentary on what he’s dubbed the “Bummer Games” after the Olympics have gone woke.

He highlighted multiple firings of top Olympic officials over comments that in some instances they made literally decades ago on Friday night’s episode of “Real Time”. “Why do we allow the people who just want to bitch always win?… This is called a purge. It’s a mentality that belongs in Stalin’s Russia.”

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

California Parents Are Pulling Children From Public Schools

Authored by Vanessa Serna via The Epoch Times

Faced with contentious changes within the public school sector—including the introduction of ethnic studies in some districts—some California parents are searching for alternative options.

“I don’t want my daughter exposed to any type of sex education at any grade level, and I don’t want her introduced to any type of critical race theory at any grade level,” Denise Ramirez told The Epoch Times.

Ramirez is a mother of three children, with two enrolled in the Tustin Unified School District and another recently enrolled in private school.

With concerns mounting over critical race theory (CRT) being taught in classrooms—coupled with mask mandates for public schools leading into the coming curricular year—Ramirez began to seek other options for her children.

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

California Biggest Public Sector Union Opposes Newsom’s Vaccine Order

Authored by Tom Ozimek via The Epoch Times

California’s biggest public sector union has come out in opposition to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order requiring state workers to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing.

Richard Louis Brown, president of SEIU Local 1000, which represents some 96,000 employees of the State of California, on Wednesday shared a letter from the union to the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) objecting to Newsom’s vaccine mandate.

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

Chicago Mayor Delays New COVID-19 Restrictions as Lollapalooza Begins

While numerous other elected Democrats across the country have announced new COVID-19 restrictions, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has delayed reimposing a mask mandate on her city, just as Lollapalooza begins.

The massive music festival is expected to draw more than 100,000 attendees over the course of the weekend, and the requirements for attendees have changed since the festival began on Thursday. Starting Saturday, participants are required to wear masks indoors, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated. For the first two days of the festival, this was not the case.

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

Democratic Lawmakers Petition Nextdoor Over Vaccine Skepticism

Nextdoor, a social media networking service that operates as a neighborhood hub for sharing information, has been criticized by Congressional Democrats in the US for its lack of action to address the skepticism regarding the COVID vaccination.

“We urge you to release specific and clear data demonstrating the resources you currently devote to protect non-English speakers from misinformation, disinformation, and illegal content on your platform,” said the letter to Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar, according to Politico Pro.

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

Emails Show Collusion Between US Government and Facebook Over Online Coronavirus “Misinformation”

Judicial Watch has alleged that the CDC has collaborated with Facebook on COVID messaging and alleged “misinformation.” The CDC and Facebook went after anyone who published any information that contradicted the CDC’s statements.

We obtained a copy of the FOIA complaint for you here.

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

Facebook Refuses to Let Illinois Police Chief Association Boost Hero Cop, Says it’s “Political”

The Illinois Association of Police Chiefs honored East Peoria officer Jeffrey Bieber as “Most Outstanding Officer of the Year” for his impressive achievement on a case.

However, the association is having issues with Facebook over the attempts to reach out to people to promote a post honoring their patrolman.

The Police Officer was awarded by Association Executive Director Ed Wojcicki.

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

Husband Allegedly Stabs Wife Multiple Times, Lets Her Bleed to Death: Police

A 44-year-old man from Oklee, Minnesota, allegedly stabbed his wife multiple times and left her to bleed to death nearly a month ago because he was jealous, court documents showed.

Eric Reinbold is wanted for the murder of his wife, Lissette, a report by local newspaper Grand Forks Herald said.

The woman was found by her children lying in the driveway of her home in rural Pennington County on the morning of July 9 with stab wounds in her neck, Fox 9 reported, citing a warrant filed Friday.

A medical examiner determined Lissette had died from bleeding out after she was stabbed multiple times in her neck, torso and extremities, according to the outlet.

Reinbold appeared to have left sometime prior to the discovery of Lissette’s body and left behind his phone, police said.

Deputies obtained the phone via a warrant and discovered messages that showed Reinbold had become increasingly upset over his deteriorating relationship with his wife, according to the Fox 9 report. He had been living in a camper down the road from Lissette’s home at the time of the incident.

One of the couple’s children told investigators they thought Reinbold was upset because he believed Lissette was seeing another man, according to the criminal complaint…

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Protests Against School Mask Guidelines Form Across New Mexico

Lauren Becerra hoped that this school year would be a return to normal for her 6-year-old son, Steven.

“He was ready to go, we got him school supplies and a backpack, and then we found out he had to be masked up,” Becerra, of Eldorado, said of the statewide mandate requiring unvaccinated kids to wear masks in public school. “He wants to go to school, but we won’t send him with a mask. Now he is going to be home again.”

Becerra was among 35 people who gathered Saturday at Alta Vista Street and St. Francis Drive to protest school mask mandates, as coronavirus cases continue to surge. Similar protests were held across the state.

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

Protesters Gather in Las Vegas to Speak Out Against Mask Mandate

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — It’s the first weekend in Las Vegas where masks are once again mandated.

And it doesn’t matter whether you got a shot or not, you have to wear one.

The emergency directive is only for public, indoor settings.

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

School Board President Explains Resolution to Ban Critical Race Theory

The Peninsula School District board voted unanimously (5-0) to keep Critical Race Theory out of the curriculum.

David Olson, school district president, told KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson that just in the past few months, more and more parents have come forward to ask the district not to implement a Critical Race Theory curriculum.

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

Trump Raises a Record-Breaking $82M in First Half of 2021, Despite Bans From Big Tech

Trump’s Political Action Committees (PACs) have raised an incredible $82M in the first half of the year 2021. This puts his total political war chest at just over $102M, which is a new record.

Trump in Mar. 2021 had previously reached out to his supporters, telling them “no more money for RINOs”, and it appears they have taken his suggestion to donate directly to his PACs to heart.

According to Axios, the money came from an even more impressive 3.2M individual contributions made during the period from Jan. 1 and Jun. 30 2021. This works out to an average contribution of just over $25.

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

Twitter Suspends Science Writer After He Posts Results of Pfizer Clinical Test

Authored by Jonathan Turley

Just yesterday, we discussed the censoring of a commentator by Twitter for merely expressing an opinion over the need for a “pause” on any federal mandates on Covid-19 as new research is studied.

Now, a former New York Times science reporter, Alex Berenson, has been suspended for simply quoting the results from a clinical trial by Pfizer and raising questions over any vaccine mandate. In the meantime, the White House accused both the Washington Post and New York Times of irresponsible reporting on Covid, but surprisingly Twitter has not suspended those accounts. It is the license of the censor. Twitter is unwilling to let people read or discuss viewpoints that it disagrees with as a corporation. Many on the left, however, have embraced the concept of corporate speech and censorship. It turns out that the problem with censorship for many was the failure to censor views that they opposed. With the “right” censors at work, the free speech concerns have been set aside.

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

American Couple Fined $50,000 for Traveling to Canada With Fake Vaccination Documents

Canada has for more than the past year become known as having arguably the most stringent and far-reaching travel screening and lockdown/quarantine polices of any country. For example the US-Canada border is still closed, but is set to open August 9th — only for the fully vaccinated.

Throughout what’s essentially been more or less a ‘permanent’ state of lockdown since the start of the pandemic, even Canadians re-entering the country from outside have had to quarantine for at least two weeks if they can’t show proof of vaccination. This policy has been in effect in other countries as well, especially in Europe, which has perhaps made it inevitable that foreign travelers have sought to find ways around the restrictions. Authorities have worried about fake vaccination certificates popping up globally as the concept of ‘COVID passports’ has remained under discussion and is already fast becoming a reality at least in practice.

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

Antifa-Style Radicals Jailed for Far-Left ‘Kill the Bill’ Riots in England

Five far-left Antifa-style radicals have been jailed for their roles in a ‘Kill the Bill’ riot in Bristol, England in March, in which police officers were attacked and law enforcement vehicles were set on fire.

Kane Adamson, Brandon Lloyd, Kain Simmonds, and Stuart Quinn have been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to joining the riot outside Bridewell Police Station on March 21st.

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

Germany: Berlin Protesters Decry Coronavirus Measures; 600 Detained

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands turned out in Berlin on Sunday to protest the German government’s anti-coronavirus measures despite a ban on the gatherings, leading to clashes with police and the detention of some 600 protesters.

Local authorities had banned several different protests this weekend, including one from the Stuttgart-based Querdenker movement, but protesters in Berlin defied the ban.

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

Germany: Police Criticised for Describing Wanted Gang Rapists as Having ‘Arab Phenotype’

Police in the German city of Leipzig have come under fire after describing three suspects involved in an alleged gang rape case as having an “Arab phenotype”.

The case relates to an incident that took place on June 8th between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and saw a woman sexually assaulted and raped by three men near the city’s Central Station but did not report the incident to police for several weeks.

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

Polish Justice Minister: European Court of Human Rights ‘Violates the Sovereignty of Poland’

Poland’s Minister of Justice has said the European Court of Human Rights “violates the sovereignty of Poland” after it attempted to overturn the country’s court reforms.

While the European Court of Human Rights is technically not a European Union institution — Britain remains subject to it despite Brexit, for example — the European Union does require new member-states to submit to its jurisdiction, leading to something of symbiotic if semi-detached relationship between the court and the political bloc.

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

Sweden: Islamic School’s Teachers Paid by Muslim Brotherhood-Tied Group, School Accused of ‘Connection to Extremism’

Authorities in the West generally assume that Islamic schools in Western countries teach Western secular values and do not teach any of the aspects of Islam that contradict otherwise universally accepted principles of human rights. This is, at best, unproven.

“Call to shut down Swedish Islamic school over ‘link to extremism,’“ by Tim Stickings, The National, July 30, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace).

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

UK Govt Teams Up With Business to Offer Youths Free Pizza, Uber Discounts for Vaxing

LONDON (AP) — Restaurants, ride-hailing apps, and food delivery services are backing Britain’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, offering discounts and even free slices of pizza to persuade young people to roll up their sleeves and get the shot.

The programme, announced Sunday by the Department of Health and Social Care, is designed to boost the vaccination rate among adults under 30 as Britain races to inoculate as many people as possible before colder weather arrives.

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

UK: Brixton Demonstrators Block A23 in ‘Very Peaceful’ Protest

Protestors in Brixton have been marching this afternoon, blocking the A23, behind the banners of Reparations Rebellion and Extinction Rebellion.

The organisers of the protest aimed to block Brixton Road from Windrush Square to Max Roach Park, with the demonstration organised by a coalition of groups to take place today, on Afrikan Emancipation Day (August 1).

Videos and photos being shared online of the protest show a party like atmosphere with music and drums being played while banners are held across the roads to block them.

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

UK: London Youth Killings: ‘It’s Like a War Zone. How Did it Come to This?’

Reports of bloodshed ripple quickly through Newham’s gangland grapevine. On Monday, shocks reverberated through the borough after Abubakkar Jah, 18, known as Junior, was shot and stabbed to death in the middle of the afternoon near his Canning Town home. Three days earlier, a third of a mile away, another brutal afternoon murder occurred when 14-year-old Fares Maatou was stabbed in a busy street outside a pizza restaurant.

Speaking three days after Jah’s murder, Rachid wondered what has happened to his city. “It’s like living in a war zone. You’re free but you’re not free at the same time. You’re constantly asking yourself: how did it come to this?”

           — Hat tip: DA [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Local Govt Going Door-to-Door to ‘Encourage Vaccine Uptake’

Local government officials are sending representatives door-to-door to “encourage vaccine uptake” in Cheshire, England.

“You might see Community Champions in Fairfield and Howley this week ahead of our door knocking to encourage COVID vaccine uptake,” warned Warrington Borough Council in a social media post on Saturday, sharing a digital leaflet explaining they were especially concerned to “support” people from groups it considers be “most at risk from coronavirus”, including not just “people with disabilities” but also “people from ethnic minorities” and “those without access to the internet”.

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

UK: Man Converts to Islam, Travels to the Islamic State, Shares Jihad Beheading Videos

Yet another convert to Islam somehow gets the idea that his new religion commands him to do violence against unbelievers. Who taught Stefan Aristidou about Islam? Where does he go to mosque? Why isn’t this being investigated?

“Man admits sharing Islamic State beheading videos,” by Daniel De Simone, BBC News, July 29, 2021.

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

Protests Against Renewed COVID Restrictions as Cases Hit Highest in Months

Several hundred Israelis have demonstrated in Tel Aviv against new coronavirus restrictions and vaccination as positive cases and hospitalisations rise to levels not seen in months.

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

Greek Govt Tells Turkey: ‘Days of the Ottoman Empire Are Over’

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias addressed Turkey’s recent actions in the Eastern Mediterranean this week, telling the country, “the days of the Ottoman Empire are over.”

The Greek Foreign Minister spoke out against Turkey’s actions in Cyprus, including Turkish plans to reopen a resort on the section of the island they illegally occupied after invading in the 1970s.

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

Islamic Republic of Iran Attempted to Abduct at Least 3 American Journalists in 2019 and 2020

Now with Biden’s handlers in power, it could be open season. But the vast majority of American journalists need not worry: they already report on events exactly the way the Islamic Republic of Iran wants them to.

“Iran Attempted To Abduct at Least 3 American Journalists in 2019 and 2020,” by Alana Goodman, Washington Free Beacon, July 29, 2021.

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

PM Bennett: Iran Made ‘Grave Mistake’ Attacking Israeli-Owned Ship

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday said Iran was “absolutely” to blame for an attack on an Israeli-operated ship off the coast of Oman that killed two people, adding the regime had made a “grave mistake” in doing so.

Tehran denied involvement in Thursday night’s attack on the Mercer Street ship, saying the claim was “baseless.”

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

Qatar: Indian Woman Abused and Tortured, ‘They Told Me I Was a Slave They Had Bought’

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)

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

Turkey Keeps Main Orthodox Christian Theological School Closed for 50 Years

July 29 marked the 50th anniversary of the closure by the Turkish government of the Halki seminary, formally the Theological School of Halki, in 1971. The school served as the main school of theology of the Eastern Orthodox Church’s Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

The US Department of State released a statement, urging Turkey to reopen the institution.

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

US, UK and Israel Blame Iran for Ship Attack; Tehran Denies

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States and the United Kingdom joined Israel on Sunday in alleging Iran carried out a fatal drone strike on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, putting further pressure on Tehran as it denied being involved in the assault.

Calling it a “unlawful and callous attack,” British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said his country and its allies planned a coordinated response over the strike Thursday night on the oil tanker Mercer Street. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken soon followed, saying there was “no justification for this attack, which follows a pattern of attacks and other belligerent behavior.”

The strike on the Mercer Street marked the first-known fatal attack after years of assaults on commercial shipping in the region linked to tensions with Iran over its tattered nuclear deal.

While no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, Iran and its militia allies have used so-called “suicide” drones in attacks previously, which crash into targets and detonate their explosive payloads. However, Israel, the U.K. and the responding U.S. Navy have yet to show physical evidence from the strike or offer intelligence information on why they blame Tehran.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett went further than Blinken and Raab in his remarks Sunday at a Cabinet meeting, making a point to stare directly into the camera and slowly warn: “We know, at any rate, know how to convey the message to Iran in our own way.”

The drone attack blasted a hole through the top of the oil tanker’s bridge, where the captain and crew command the vessel, a U.S. official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as an investigation into the attack still was ongoing. The blast killed two crew members from the United Kingdom and Romania…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

An Indian High Court Condemns Islamic Conversion as a Danger for Nation

Planned Religious Conversion of Majority Population Weakens the Country: Allahabad HC.

Upendra Bharti | HENB | Lucknow | Aug 1, 2021:: In a landmark order passed recently, Allahabad High Court rejected the bail plea of one Javed alias Jabid Ansari and raised strong objection to the conversion of the majority (Hindu) population in the country. The court said, “If a person from majority converts his/her religion after getting insulted, then the Country becomes weak, and the destructive powers benefit from it.”

Though it was not covered in any prime media, the reporter in Live Law, Sprash Upadhyaya highlighted the matter in the reputed law reporting portal on July 31, citing the details of the related case matter with the order passed on July 20, 2021 accordingly.

Judge Shekhar Kumar Yadav opined that a person leaves his/her house if he/she is neglected or insulted. Similarly, if someone is getting insulted in his/her religion, they have the right to convert.

However, he also raised strong objections to conversion done only for the purpose of marriage…

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

Malaysia: Three Charged With Expounding Religious Doctrines Contrary to Islamic Law and Spreading Them on Facebook

A glimpse into the future of the West.

“False Islamic doctrines: Ibu Yati, two individuals claim trial,” Malay Mail, July 28, 2021.

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

Watch: Police Helicopter Orders People Off Beaches, Hovers Over Backyards Enforcing Australian Lockdown

Footage of police helicopters flying over beaches and parks in Australia to enforce draconian coronavirus lockdown measures is circulating on social media.

“Attention, attention, this is a police helicopter,” blares one aircraft looming over a beach in Sydney in footage uploaded to TikTok.

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

YouTube Suspends Sky News Australia Over COVID-19 Coverage

Sky News Australia was temporarily suspended on YouTube for pandemic-related content at odds with the video sharing platform’s COVID-19 policies.

“Sky News Australia acknowledges YouTube’s right to enforce its policies and looks forward to continuing to publish its popular news and analysis content to its subscribers shortly,” said Sky News about its one-week suspension in a press statement. YouTube confirmed the suspension, according to Reuters.

“We apply our policies equally for everyone and in accordance with these policies and our long-standing strikes system, removed videos from and issued a strike to Sky News Australia’s channel,” said a YouTube spokesperson.

The one-week suspension came on Thursday, following a Sky News Australia interview that allegedly encouraged viewers to use hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin to treat COVID-19 without providing context, Reuters reported.

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

Mexican President Rejects Jabs for Kids, “Won’t be Held Hostage by [Profiteering] Pharma Companies”

While we often mock US President Biden for accidentally “saying the quiet part out loud,” it appears Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) decided to intentionally turn up the “saying what everyone is thinking” amplifier of truth to ‘11’ after refusing to COVID vaccines for children, vowing that Mexico wouldn’t bow to pressure from big pharma.

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

Supreme Court Judge Named Suspect in Haitian President’s Assassination

Haitian police leveled new accusations against a former Supreme Court judge who is on the lam in connection with the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.

Wendelle Coq-Thelot allegedly met with Colombian mercenaries who are accused of murdering the leader, police said Friday.

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

Afghan Linked to Rape and Murder of Austrian Girl, 13, Found in Britain

An Afghan migrant believed to be linked to the rape and murder of a 13-year-old Austrian girl has been arrested in London following an international manhunt.

The 22-year-old Afghan is the fourth suspect in the case of the rape and murder of 13-year-old Leonie, who was found dead with her body slumped against a tree in late June.

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

France: Hundreds of Migrants Evicted From Protest Camp in Central Paris

At least 600 homeless people, most of them migrants, were evacuated from the Place des Vosges in central Paris after forming a makeshift tent camp in a protest.

The hundreds of migrants began their tent camp protest on Thursday in the Place des Vosges, the oldest planned square in the French capital, to protest a lack of available affordable housing in the city.

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Merkel’s Germany Sees Two Gang Rapes Per Day, Half of Suspects Are Migrants

An average of two women or girls is being gang-raped in Germany per day, with foreigners making up half of all perpetrators, according to data from the nation’s equivalent to the FBI.

Figures released by the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in Germany showed that in 2020, there were 704 instances of gang rape throughout the country. This is compared to 710 in 2019 and 649 in 2018.

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Record 3,500 Migrants Arrived in July: Border Force Intercepted 120 Boats Last Month as Total of People Who Have Crossed English Channel So Far This Year Hits 9,300

A record 3,500 migrants arrived in Britain across the Channel last month as the total number of people who have made the dangerous 21-mile journey from France so far this year hits a staggering 9,300.

The total number of crossings has already surpassed last year’s record of 8,410, while in July Border Force intercepted more than 120 overcrowded boats of migrants from Africa and the Middle East.

In a bid to handle the crisis, ministers will speed up deportations by bringing in new laws to ban migrants from judicial reviews of their rejected asylum applications to prevent lawyers making spurious claims.

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Sweden Stops Deportations to Afghanistan, Releases Migrants From Detention

Sweden has stopped all deportations to Afghanistan and has released some migrants who were set for deportation back into Swedish society.

The Swedish government halted all deportations to Afghanistan earlier this month, claiming that the security situation has deteriorated as the Taliban makes rapid territorial gains across the country.

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23 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/1/2021

  1. If governments are going to start using helicopters to start harassing people out on beaches or at parks or just minding their own business in their backyards then it’s only a matter of time before they start becoming targets for small arms fire, improvised items such as lengths of chain or cable launched from spud cannons, or even RPGs when overflying ethnic neighborhoods.

    Fighting these tyrants and faucists likely is just what they want us to do so they can take the gloves off and impose tyranny with no pretenses, but it’ll also force people to take sides and force them to take the blinders off about what the plans of the elites are for us. And signal open season on said elites and their collaborators whether those collaborators carry guns, bleat into tv cameras, or throttle dissenters from behind their keyboards in Silicon Valley.

    • They have been deliberately trying to provoke a public backlash by beating children and old ladies. “They” want a bloody civil war. In Germany, France and Britain they are deploying contracted in goons from G4S. These are not regular Police but thugs, many with criminal records. This is going to get bloody-very bloody.

      The countries involved are bankrupt and all the birth certificates taken by China and Saudi Arabia as collateral. They now demand repayment through insurance policies raised on the public. Soon they will take out the guns. This is why they are pushing the death shot injections to bring in the funds under “Laws of the Sea”. We as “Lost souls at sea” are now being cashed in as collateral. Get ready to protect yourselves.

      • I am all set to make boat loads of cash selling arms to you native Brits, just waiting for the hammer to finally fall, and then it is off to the races.

    • Or you dig a hole and remember what the Vietcong did.

      Watch the movie “The Hunt”.
      And remember: Bows, arrows, Crossbows and bolts hurt too.

      Molotov and his favourite cocktail comes to my mind.

  2. “Merkel’s Germany Sees Two Gang Rapes Per Day, Half of Suspects Are Migrants”

    The question is who makes up the other half? Descendants of migrants? Nationalized migrants? Germans converted to muslims?

    I’m sure some perverts take advantage of the swamp, but I’m pretty sure those make up only a small % of the statistics.

  3. I know I’m only a Bear of Little Brain, but wtf is a “suicide drone”? They’re called drones because they’re controlled remotely.

  4. Mossad must be saving Iran’s electrical grid and generation plants for a rainy day.

    The Russian push for a Mideast central air space monitoring system (in Baghdad, ISTR) means the window for a surprise IAF strike is closing.

  5. Recently, someone asked a few days earlier “How do Arabs get to Lithuania?”

    Here’s the link they sent me:
    Minsk starts flights from three more cities in Iraq

    Flights from three more cities in Iraq will start to Minsk. Information about this appeared in the online scoreboard of the National Airport Minsk and in the seasonal schedule. The flights will be operated by the Iraqi national airline Iraqi Airways, writes The Village Belarus.

    These are the cities of Basra (1.327.000 inhabitants), Sulaymaniyah (677.000 inhabitants) and Erbil (846.000 inhabitants).

    According to the airline’s website, all tickets from Basra to Minsk have already been sold out until August 26, and from Erbil until the end of October.

    https://charter97.org/ru/news/2021/8/2/431707/

    Since in Belarus there is a police state, and even there are more cameras in the forest than woodpeckers (as the Belarusians write), plus the disgusting economic situation that Lukashenka takes a tax from the unemployed, calling it a “tax on parasitism”, it is not hard to guess where these Arabs will go further.

    • “Disgusting economic situation” is another term for “do not land here migrant”. Apart from old fashioned violence, this is what keeps Belarus migrant-free.

      Where I am from, penalty for parasitism kept the gypsies working (or in jail), in the old days. What do you suggest instead?

  6. https://www.mk.ru/incident/2021/08/02/kavkazec-s-pistoletom-iznasiloval-uzbeka-v-moskovskom-khostele.html

    Caucasian (as in Russia they call not a white man, but a nosy man from the Caucasus, thickly covered with black hair) with a pistol raped an Uzbek in a Moscow hostel
    Men met on the Internet

    The victim was a 25-year-old visitor from Uzbekistan. The young man went to the police on July 31 and said that he was abused by an unfamiliar man who threatened him with a weapon.

    In his statement, the victim indicated that he met a certain Azamat on the Internet, after which they made an appointment at a hostel on the Arbat.

    During the meeting, Azamat pulled out an object that looked like a pistol, took the phone away from the victim, and then carried out “violent acts of a sexual nature” against him, the Moskva news agency reported.

    Soon the suspect was detained in Lyubertsy. It turned out to be an unemployed 36-year-old native of Nalchik.

    A criminal case was initiated against the detainee under Articles 162 “Robbery” and 132 “Violent acts of a sexual nature” of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation

  7. This is what the media wrote on July 20.
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    Lithuanians in shock: migrants urinate and defecate in thermoses given to them

    The cook of a rural canteen in Lithuania, which organizes meals for migrants who arrived in the country, said that urine and even excrement were found in the thermoses received back. Not only was the brought food repeatedly thrown in front of the women-cooks directly on the ground or in the toilet bowls, often the containers with untouched food were returned back. The journalists of the portal Delfi.lv were told about this by residents of the Lazdija region, the Naujoi Kirsna community, who had been preparing food for the migrants settled in the Kapchamestis settlement for two weeks.

    The cook Zidre Shimelyauskienė, according to her, is simply shocked by the behavior of the migrants.

    “We in Lazdija region offered the lowest price – 14 euros per person per day. We were literally begged to take part in the competition, because no one else agreed or offered high prices, and food had to be organized urgently, ”the woman said.
    The rural community has equipped a canteen for migrants as part of a social project funded by the municipality and EU structural funds.

    “We were warned – no pork, no vegetable fats, as well as adherence to all standards of a full-fledged menu,” said the chef.
    Beef stew with vegetables, sea pike with rice porridge, vegetable puree soup, scrambled eggs, pasta with vegetables, bread, pies, tea, milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, sweet curd cheeses, fruits, flour products with vegetable fats – such a diet was proposed migrants in the early days.


    According to her, when the migrants returned the thermoses for the first time, they found yellow liquid in them. At first, the canteen workers thought that they were washing something in thermoses. But the next time they found excrement – and then they realized that for the first time there was urine in the thermos. This was the “response” of the migrants to the food that was brought to them.

    “Some of the migrants, Iraqi families, are nice, thank you, eat what they have brought, but their food culture is different. They ask for rice, pasta and milk. Others, young people, demanded chips and smoked chicken wings, and best of all, Coca-Cola with hamburgers. Hamburger – they shouted to us when we brought hand-made dumplings with chicken, ”said Shimelyauskienė.
    She added that she drew attention to the formation of informal structures among migrants. A group of young people, apparently from Africa, stood out in particular.

    “It seems that they have introduced their own order there. Women are an empty space for them. They regulate who is, what is and, apparently, some groups are already being formed there: who are the leaders, and who serve them. There were 5-6 such young people, for the second day I don’t see them anymore. I think these are the ones who then escaped. They disdained both us and other migrants, ”the woman said.

    https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2021/07/20/litovcy-v-shoke-migranty-mochatsya-i-isprazhnyayutsya-v-vydannye-im-termosy

  8. Migrant protestors in Lithuania dispersed with water cannon and tear gas

    Migrants rioted over wet tents. The men gathered at the fence expressed their dissatisfaction with the living conditions in the camp.

    One English-speaking young man shouted loudly, stating that the migrants would not eat the food brought to them, would not drink strangely colored water, and would not move away from the fence. They demand to be released from the camp.

    We’ll be here for a day, two, three. The European Union must see that we live here like cattle, “said the man.

    https://vk.com/wall-86305244_453513

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