Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/21/2021

Hundreds of people were arrested today during anti-lockdown protests in cities and towns all across Australia. In Melbourne police fired rubber bullets at demonstrators. Meanwhile, the University of Virginia disenrolled more than two hundred students who failed to comply with its new vaccine mandate.

In other news, Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, said that it was the moral duty of the European Union to open its gates to refugees from Afghanistan.

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USA
» 1 Killed, 1 Critically Hurt in Marquette Park Shooting: Police
» 20 GOP States Push Back Against Biden Gun Regulations
» America’s Audit Update: Report to be Delivered Early Next Week — Audit Opponents Release Sad Prebuttals
» Are Effective COVID Medications Like Ivermectin Being Suppressed Because Their Successful Treatments Could Cause Vaccines to Lose Government Funding?
» Auburn Student Loses Government Role Over Opinions Expressed in Tweets
» Biden Administration Demands Facebook Hand Over Data on “Misinformation” And Vaccine Skeptics
» COVID Vaccine Protesters Rally in Santa Monica
» Daughter of Exiled Afghan President Ghani Strolls in NYC Amid Chaos
» DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw Was Temporarily Locked Out of Twitter
» Eco-Loon Prince Harry Flies Back to LA on Private Jet From Aspen Polo Match: Report
» Google Paid Phone Manufacturers to Ditch Third-Party App Stores
» Hibernians Decry Another Church Attack
» Houston: Off-Duty New Orleans Police Officer Killed in Galleria-Area Restaurant Shooting
» Marjorie Taylor Greene Introduces Three Resolutions to Impeach Biden
» NYC Moms Coordinating to Fight Critical Race Theory in Schools
» One Dead After a Shooting on Agnes Avenue
» Pennsbury Equity and Diversity Plan Again Bashed as Critical Race Theory Agenda
» Pew: Democrats Increasingly Favor Government Censorship of ‘False’ Ideas
» Police: Teen in Critical Condition After Stabbed Multiple Times by Taxi Driver
» Quinnipiac University Threatens to Cut Off Internet Access for Unvaccinated Students
» The Latest: Kentucky Supreme Court Reins in Gov. Beshear
» University of Virginia Disrenrolls Over 200 Students for Failing to Comply With Vaccine Mandate
» Virginia College Says White Men and Heterosexuals Are ‘Oppressors’
 
Canada
» Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Protesters on Their Way to Occupy Georgia Viaduct and Cambie Bridge
» No Mask No Vote: Canadian Officials Threaten to Turn Away Unmasked Voters
» Pokémon Go Parents Dinged $880 in COVID Fines for Playing Game
 
Europe and the EU
» Afghan Who Fled Denmark After Murder Now Begging Danes to Save Him From Taliban
» France: Le Pen: Fall of Kabul Shows Biden’s Admin’s Inability to Protect Interests of the Free World
» Outrage in France as Shoppers Are Denied Entry to Grocery Store for Not Having a Vaccine Passport
» Protesters in France Demonstrate Against COVID Pass for Sixth Weekend
» UK: London Terror Attack Could Have Been Stopped Had Convicted Terrorist Sudesh Amman Been Recalled to Prison
» UK: Watch: Elderly Jewish Man Randomly Knocked Out by Attacker in Muslim Garb in Khan’s London
 
South Asia
» Bloody, Violent, Chaotic Scene as Shots Are Fired Outside Kabul Airport — Taliban Confiscating US Passports, Driver’s Licenses (Video)
» Flights Carrying Over 200 Indians From Doha, Tajikistan Land in Delhi
» It’s Worse Than We Thought: Taliban Seized 75,000 Vehicles, 600,000 Weapons and 200 Aircraft in Afghanistan Leftover by Biden Admin —updated
» Pentagon Says 17,000 Evacuated So Far From Afghanistan, Including 2,500 Americans
» Taliban Allegedly Sets Woman on Fire for ‘Bad Cooking’
» Taliban 2.0: ‘Special Forces’ Unit Patrolling Streets of Kabul Wear US Military Uniforms and Left Behind Body Armor
 
Australia — Pacific
» Hundreds Arrested, Fined During Protests Over Australia’s Coronavirus Lockdowns
 
Immigration
» Admitting ‘Small Groups of Migrants’ To Europe is a Pretext for Mass Islamic Migration — Commentary
» EU Commission President: Taking Afghan Migrants is ‘Our Moral Duty’
» Swedish Prime Minister Claims He Will Not Repeat 2015 Migrant Crisis
» UK: Up to 800 Migrants Land in Kent in ‘Record’ Day for Crossings — as People Smugglers Take Advantage of a Break in Bad Weather
 
Culture Wars
» Chicago Public Schools: Hide Children’s Gender Identity From Parents
» Mike Richards Quits Jeopardy After Media Drags Up Old Podcast Comments
» Poland: Pro-Family Law Upheld by Regional Councilmen Despite EU Threats
 

1 Killed, 1 Critically Hurt in Marquette Park Shooting: Police

They were traveling west in a vehicle about 7 p.m. in the 3000 block of West 65th Street when someone outside fired shots, police said.

A man was killed and another was critically wounded in a shooting Saturday night in Marquette Park.

They were traveling west in a vehicle about 7 p.m. in the 3000 block of West 65th Street when someone outside fired shots, Chicago police said. The vehicle stopped after the driver crashed into a nearby parked vehicle.

A 30-year-old man was shot in the head and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said. He hasn’t been identified.

The other, 36, was struck in the shoulder and was transported to Holy Cross Hospital in critical condition, police said.

No arrested have been made.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

20 GOP States Push Back Against Biden Gun Regulations

Attorneys general of 20 states are fighting back against an “unconstitutional” Biden administration proposal to regulate gun parts.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich led the 20-state coalition in authoring formal comments urging the rejection of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) proposed new rule on firearms parts that followed President Biden’s effort to regulate so-called ghost guns.

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

America’s Audit Update: Report to be Delivered Early Next Week — Audit Opponents Release Sad Prebuttals

Arizona GOP Chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward issued another amazing Americas Audit Update late last night.

As The Gateway Pundit reported, the preliminary audit report will be delivered to the Arizona Senate early next week.

In addition, radical, deplorable hating Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and RINO Maricopa County Recorder Steven Richer have released some ludicrous preliminary responses to the coming judgment they face.

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

Are Effective COVID Medications Like Ivermectin Being Suppressed Because Their Successful Treatments Could Cause Vaccines to Lose Government Funding?

Are effective COVID medications like Ivermectin being suppressed because they could cause vaccines to lose government funding?

Not very long after the pandemic lockdowns began last year, we heard of a potential treatment for COVID-19 involving the off-label use of an existing medication called Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ).

A French doctor published two studies which showed amazing results. Soon thereafter President Trump mentioned the drug in a press conference as a potential game changer. Dr. Fauci dismissed the studies as “anecdotal”.

Hospital trials and observational studies soon began but they quickly showed the medication to be ineffective as a prophylaxis or as a treatment. But in every study, there was something wrong. Either the dosage was way too high or too low, it was only given to patients in severe stages impossible to recover or without Zinc, which was imperative. It seemed as if only minutes later, HCQ and anyone who mentioned it were viciously attacked for promoting quacks and snake oil.

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

Auburn Student Loses Government Role Over Opinions Expressed in Tweets

Another student in a US college has been canceled for expressing opinions on social media — this time it was Stephen Morris, who holds Christian and conservative views that sat at odds with Auburn University’s student government.

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

Biden Administration Demands Facebook Hand Over Data on “Misinformation” And Vaccine Skeptics

The Biden administration continues to pressure Facebook to collaborate and help it achieve its goals, one of them being to counter COVID vaccine skepticism and get more people in the US vaccinated.

After Biden shockingly denounced Facebook and others as “killing people” because they are allegedly letting COVID misinformation run rampant on their platforms, that pressure now continues in media reports, like the one The Washington Post published, citing three anonymous administration sources.

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

COVID Vaccine Protesters Rally in Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA — A coalition of groups including medical professionals, first responders, parents and students will gather in Santa Monica Saturday to protest Los Angeles’ impending COVID-19 vaccine mandate, saying it will segregate the city, breed more hate and violate the rights of tens of thousands of people.

The “S.O.S California No Vaccine Passport Rally” is being organized by the California chapter of Children’s Health Defense, California Parents United, Latinos for Medical Freedom, Central Coast Health Coalition, Advocates for Physicians Rights, America’s Frontline Doctors, Vaccine Injury Awareness League, Freedom of Religion — United Solutions, Protection of the Educational Rights of Kids, Freedom Angels, UtahRevival.com, Mama Bears Radio and Million Mamas Movement.

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

Daughter of Exiled Afghan President Ghani Strolls in NYC Amid Chaos

The Brooklyn native claims to be working “feverishly” to do anything she can to help Afghanistan

The daughter of Afghanistan’s in-exile President Ashraf Ghani was spotted strolling around New York City this week as the deadly and chaotic US evacuations in Kabul continue.

Mariam Ghani, 42, stepped out with a female friend in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon just days after her father abandoned his country and his citizens amid the Taliban takeover.

The visual artist and filmmaker, who lives in a luxury co-op building in Clinton Hill, strolled along the sidewalk clutching her mask as she chatted with her friend.

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

DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw Was Temporarily Locked Out of Twitter

Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis’ press secretary was locked out of Twitter yesterday and she hit back at The Associated Press over a complaint made against her with her boss about allegedly unleashing a social media mob against a reporter over a story criticizing DeSantis’ promotion of a COVID-19 treatment.

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

Eco-Loon Prince Harry Flies Back to LA on Private Jet From Aspen Polo Match: Report

Climate change alarmist Prince Harry demonstrated his green hypocrisy once again after travelling home by private jet after attending a charity polo event, according to reports.

The Duke of Sussex reportedly took a twenty seat private jet back to his Los Angeles mansion after attending an elite charity polo match in the glitzy Aspen, Colorado on Thursday.

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

Google Paid Phone Manufacturers to Ditch Third-Party App Stores

As game developer and publisher Epic’s legal battle against Google continues in the antitrust case, the world is gaining some new insights into how Google — who shares the “app store market duopoly” with Apple — operates its Play Store.

This information comes from an update to the lawsuit Epic filed to add the previously redacted parts of its own antitrust case — after a California judge ordered this to also be done in a number of other lawsuits accusing Google of monopolistic Play Store policies.

We obtained a copy of the un-redacted anti-trust complaint for you here (page 43 of 85 is the relevant section.)

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

Hibernians Decry Another Church Attack

After yet another Catholic Church in New York City was vandalized earlier this week the Ancient Order of Hibernians has once again called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to speak out against what has been a rash of such attacks in recent months.

“Another week, Another Hate Attack on a Catholic Church, More Mayoral Silence,” was the heading atop a release from the Hibernians, the second such in recent days that is focusing on a series of attacks on churches

The Hibernians, in their statement, said that on Tuesday, August 17th at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Flushing, Queens, a statue of St. Bernadette was deliberately destroyed.

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

Houston: Off-Duty New Orleans Police Officer Killed in Galleria-Area Restaurant Shooting

Two suspects are on the run after fatally shooting an off-duty New Orleans police officer and critically injuring another man at a Galleria-area restaurant.

Still daylight, authorities responded around 5:17 p.m. Saturday to The Grotto Ristorante at 4715 Westheimer. Two men were reportedly down at the Tilman Fertitta-owned spot, just inside the 610 West Loop.

The shooting visibly enraged Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, who spoke at a nighttime news conference and lambasted the men behind the robbery-turned-slaying. A family visiting from New Orleans had been sitting on the patio enjoying dinner when two suspects approached them from the side, holding firearms and demanding some of their belongings, he said.

“I’m very upset,” he said. “And not just because it’s an off duty police officer. Every victim of a violent crime in … our city means something to me.”

Houston and New Orleans police did not identify the names or ages of the deceased officer and the other victim, who is at a local hospital. The lawman who was killed has two children, Finner said.

“We are certain the Houston Police Department will work diligently to find the perpetrators of this terrible crime,” NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said in a statement. “We are praying for the family of our fallen officer. We are also praying for the family of the second victim in this incident…

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Marjorie Taylor Greene Introduces Three Resolutions to Impeach Biden

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Friday introduced three separate resolutions in the House formally calling for President Joe Biden’s impeachment.

“Today, I introduced three impeachment resolutions against Joe Biden for his dereliction of duty in Afghanistan, his violations of immigration law causing a national security crisis on our Southern border, and his usurping of Congressional power by ignoring the SCOTUS,” tweeted the member of Congress on Friday.

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

NYC Moms Coordinating to Fight Critical Race Theory in Schools

These moms are preparing for war.

Just in time for the start of the school year, a group of New York City parents has organized to help fight critical race theory and what they say is woke “indoctrination” happening at their kids’ schools.

There is no website or formal organization, but a word-of-mouth coalition has begun communicating over Signal, an encrypted messaging app. The coalition is keen to stay in the shadows — to protect their children from retaliation — and does not plan any bold demonstrations. But they are deadly serious.

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

One Dead After a Shooting on Agnes Avenue

First-responders were called to the scene at 7:45 p.m. Saturday.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are investigating a homicide in the 3500 block of Agnes Avenue.

Authorities say that one person has died from their injuries in a shooting at the location.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Pennsbury Equity and Diversity Plan Again Bashed as Critical Race Theory Agenda

A Pennsbury School District plan to ensure better equity and inclusion throughout its policies and curriculum was again blasted as a way to implement critical race theory into schools.

The blistering criticism came during a packed school board meeting Thursday night, where those who took to public comment voiced concerns about the agenda of the district and the diversity, equity and inclusion plan it adopted in May.

Some even called for diversity officer Cherrissa Gibson to be fired for her efforts. All those who spoke on the topic said they did not support critical race theory teachings within the district.

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

Pew: Democrats Increasingly Favor Government Censorship of ‘False’ Ideas

The Pew Research Center has released a survey showing that Democrats increasingly favor government censorship of “false information online.”

In just three years, the share of Democrats and Democratic leaners who support government censorship of information has risen a remarkable 25 points, from just 40 percent in 2018 to 65 percent today, Pew revealed this week.

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

Police: Teen in Critical Condition After Stabbed Multiple Times by Taxi Driver

SAN ANTONIO — A teen is in critical condition after he was stabbed multiple times by a taxi driver on the city’s South East side, police say.The stabbing happened around 2:40 p.m. near South New Braunfels Ave. and IH-37 South near the McCreless Shopping Center.Police say…

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Quinnipiac University Threatens to Cut Off Internet Access for Unvaccinated Students

Quinnipiac University, a private institution in Hamden, Connecticut, will punish students with fines and loss of internet for not complying with vaccination rules.

Universities across the nation have been adopting vaccination mandates and punishing students for not following the rules.

According to the Quinnipiac Chronicle, Unvaccinated students at Quinnipiac will be punished with a weekly fine starting at $100. The fee will increase by $25 every week until a maximum of $200. For the entire semester, the total fines could add up to $2,275.

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

The Latest: Kentucky Supreme Court Reins in Gov. Beshear

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky governor’s efforts to combat COVID-19 have suffered a landmark legal defeat.

The state’s high court on Saturday cleared the way for laws reining in his emergency powers to take effect. The state Supreme Court ordered a lower court to dissolve an injunction blocking the new Republican-backed laws limiting Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s emergency powers.

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

University of Virginia Disrenrolls Over 200 Students for Failing to Comply With Vaccine Mandate

More than 200 University of Virginia students who didn’t comply with the school’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement have been disenrolled ahead of the fall semester.

The school disenrolled 238 students, including 49 students who were enrolled in fall courses, The Virginian-Pilot reported. That may mean that “a good number” of the remaining students “may not have been planning to return to the University this fall at all,” university spokesperson Brian Coy said.

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

Virginia College Says White Men and Heterosexuals Are ‘Oppressors’

A Virginia university is under fire for training student employees to treat anyone who is either male, white, heterosexual, Christian — even athletically built — as “oppressors.”

James Madison University confirmed to Fox News that specialized social justice and inclusion training was offered as an “opportunity” for students who work in the Office of Student Affairs.

That includes a woke video lesson which details the numerous groups held responsible for denying people the chance to enjoy the “Disney World of colleges,” hosts Jessica Weed and Jennifer Iwerks say in the lesson.

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

Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Protesters on Their Way to Occupy Georgia Viaduct and Cambie Bridge

Climate activists have launched another direct action of civil disobedience to draw attention to what they call an “ecological catastrophe”.

Extinction Rebellion Vancouver hopes to occupy the Georgia Viaduct and Cambie Bridge today for as long as possible under a slogan of “Save Old Growth. Protect Our Future.”

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

No Mask No Vote: Canadian Officials Threaten to Turn Away Unmasked Voters

Elections Canada has threatened to turn away voters who show up in person to vote without a mask ahead of a national election on September 20th.

The Canadian elections agency held a press conference stating that those who had no medical exemption in areas that required a mask to be worn indoors would be turned away from polling stations and not allowed to cast their vote.

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

Pokémon Go Parents Dinged $880 in COVID Fines for Playing Game

Matt Steeves is the second person I’ve met during the pandemic who received a lockdown ticket for sitting in his car. However, Steeves is not going to pay this dumb ticket. He’s going to fight it and we are helping, with the support of viewers at home and Rebel News‘ largest civil liberties project ever, www.FightTheFines.com.

Fight the Fines, through the support of the registered Canadian charity The Democracy Fund, connects people who receive lockdown infractions with top criminal and civil litigators at no cost to them to fight their tickets and summonses in court.

Steeves was alone in his van with his wife — a woman with whom he shares a home, a bed and children — after a long week of homeschooling during the lockdown, after the Ontario government closed schools for in-person learning. The pair were paying the game Pokémon Go to wind down, with the windows rolled up, until the cops knocked on them to issue Steeves a ticket for violating the stay at home order.

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

Afghan Who Fled Denmark After Murder Now Begging Danes to Save Him From Taliban

An Afghani man who has been wanted for years by Danish police in connection with a murder case is now calling on the Danish government to help him escape the Taliban.

The Afghan, who has a permanent residency permit in Denmark, fled the Scandinavian country several years ago after being accused of involvement in a murder. He has been wanted by Danish police ever since.

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

France: Le Pen: Fall of Kabul Shows Biden’s Admin’s Inability to Protect Interests of the Free World

Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Rally, France’s right-wing populist party, has harshly criticized the Biden administration for ceding Kabul and Afghanistan to Taliban fighters, stating that it shows the United States is no longer able to defend the interests of the free world.

Le Pen, who is widely regarded as President Emmanuel Macron’s top challenger for the French presidential elections in 2022, issued her statement on Monday in a press release, the day after Taliban forces took control of Afghanistan.

In the press release, which was published on the party’s website, Le Pen likened the scenes coming out of Afghanistan to those seen during the fall of Saigon in 1975. In addition to harshly criticizing the Biden administration, the European Union, and Macron, the National Rally leader outlined what the Taliban’s victory means for the Afghan and Europeans.

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

Outrage in France as Shoppers Are Denied Entry to Grocery Store for Not Having a Vaccine Passport

A video showing angry shoppers in France being denied access to a supermarket over lack of vaccine passports has been doing rounds on social media as the vaccine passport mandate in France continues to be criticized.

In the footage, security guards are seen denying people access to the supermarket because they did not have vaccine passports.

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

Protesters in France Demonstrate Against COVID Pass for Sixth Weekend

PARIS (Reuters) — Thousands demonstrated across France for a sixth consecutive weekend on Saturday against a COVID-19 health pass required for daily activities, highlighting a simmering political risk for President Emmanuel Macron.

The Interior Ministry said around 175,500 people in total demonstrated on Saturday — down from roughly 215,000 last weekend although numbers could increase as people return from summer holidays.

The health pass is official documentation, with a QR scan code, that proves a person has had the COVID-19 vaccine. Many French bars, restaurants, museums and sports venues will not allow people inside unless they can show the health pass.

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

UK: London Terror Attack Could Have Been Stopped Had Convicted Terrorist Sudesh Amman Been Recalled to Prison

An inquest jury has ruled that the Streatham terror attack could have been prevented had convicted terrorist Sudesh Amman had been recalled to prison after undercover officers had become suspicious when he bought items for making his fake suicide belt.

Twenty-year-old Sudesh Amman stabbed two people on a busy street in Streatham, south London, with a carving knife he stole from a shop while wearing a fake suicide vest on February 2nd, 2020. Just ten days earlier, he had been released from prison after serving two years of a 40-month prison sentence for possessing and disseminating Islamist terrorist material.

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

UK: Watch: Elderly Jewish Man Randomly Knocked Out by Attacker in Muslim Garb in Khan’s London

An elderly Orthodox Jewish man was randomly assaulted by an attacker who appeared to be dressed in Islamic garb in Hackney, London in an ambush reminiscent of the infamous knockout game.

Footage released by the Jewish neighbourhood watch group Shomrim on Friday showed a 64-year-old Orthodox man being knocked unconscious in a seemingly random, unprovoked attack by a passerby dressed in traditional Muslim attire in broad daylight.

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

Bloody, Violent, Chaotic Scene as Shots Are Fired Outside Kabul Airport — Taliban Confiscating US Passports, Driver’s Licenses (Video)

It is a bloody and chaotic scene outside of the Kabul airport this weekend thanks to Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal.

Biden’s State Department sent out BLANK US visas, which were then printed and filled out by everyone in Kabul — including the Taliban.

Because of this, tens of thousands of Afghans have flooded Kabul airport in hopes of being able to catch a plane ride to the United States.

A new video released shows a very chaotic and bloody scene at the north gate outside the airport.

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

Flights Carrying Over 200 Indians From Doha, Tajikistan Land in Delhi

Afghanistan HIGHLIGHTS: Even as violence and protests continue to mar Afghanistan since the Taliban took over the country, anti-Taliban fighters reportedly killed some fighters and liberated three districts from Taliban control on Friday. As desperate Afghans and foreign nationals scramble to flee the nation, Taliban fighters have set up checkpoints on the road leading to the Kabul airport to prevent them from reaching the tarmac. US President Joe Biden said US troops carried out one of the most difficult airlifts and managed to evacuate 13,000 people. NATO, too, vowed to speed up and help other countries in evacuating people. Meanwhile, as the Taliban aim to further strengthen their control, they look to China for support. Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen told Chinese state media that China has played a constructive role in promoting peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan and is welcome to contribute to the rebuilding of the country.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

It’s Worse Than We Thought: Taliban Seized 75,000 Vehicles, 600,000 Weapons and 200 Aircraft in Afghanistan Leftover by Biden Admin —updated

Earlier in the week, it was reported the Taliban now controls approximately 174 humvees, 10,000 rockets and 6 light attack aircraft.

But it is much worse than that.

A report from Fox News on Saturday highlighted the scope of the crisis unfolding in Afghanistan as the network claims the Taliban now control 75,000 vehicles, 200 aircraft, 600,000 weapons, and $85 billion in funding.

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

Pentagon Says 17,000 Evacuated So Far From Afghanistan, Including 2,500 Americans

The Pentagon on Saturday said 17,000 people have been evacuated from Kabul since the Taliban surged last week, including 2,500 Americans, while officials also conceded that a “small number” had been harassed or beaten trying to get to the airport.

Officials, speaking to reporters, emphasized that the “airport remains secure” and that the military has maintained gate security. There are currently 5,800 troops on the ground keeping the airport secure.

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

Taliban Allegedly Sets Woman on Fire for ‘Bad Cooking’

Taliban fighters allegedly set a woman on fire for “bad cooking,” as other women in Afghanistan go into hiding and reportedly being forced into sex slavery.

“They are forcing people to give them food and cook them food. A woman was put on fire because she was accused of bad cooking for Taliban fighters,” activist and former Afghan judge Najla Ayoubi told Sky News.

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

Taliban 2.0: ‘Special Forces’ Unit Patrolling Streets of Kabul Wear US Military Uniforms and Left Behind Body Armor

Taliban fighters have come a long way from looking like armed goat farmers thanks to Joe Biden.

After successfully overthrowing the nation and gaining access to a multi-billion dollar cache of state-of-the-art weaponry and equipment, the Taliban has been able to arm and deploy their ‘special commando’ unit, which they call the “Badri 313.”

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

Hundreds Arrested, Fined During Protests Over Australia’s Coronavirus Lockdowns

SYDNEY — More than 250 people who were protesting coronavirus lockdowns in Australia were arrested today and many faced fines for defying health orders, authorities said.

At least seven police officers were treated for injuries after skirmishes broke out at some of the protests, which took place in multiple cities nationwide. The largest and most violent protest was in Melbourne. Many were organized by people in encrypted online chat groups.

Sydney has been in lockdown for two months, while Melbourne and the capital, Canberra, went into lockdown earlier this month. Under the rules of the lockdown, people are mostly confined to their homes and have limits placed on their social interactions.

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

Admitting ‘Small Groups of Migrants’ To Europe is a Pretext for Mass Islamic Migration — Commentary

Care for humanity, the desire to make amends to non-European nations and peoples for both real and alleged hurts inflicted by “whites”, simple empathy, or all sorts of multi-cultural worldview justifications are merely a pretext for admitting Islamists to Europe.

Admitting Muslims to Europe is supported mostly by naïve, silly, or ideologized people, yet this trend of alleged empathy was crafted for very specific political reasons — to take over power.

In election geography, it is no secret that national minorities, especially in fairly homogenized countries, vote for parties which least identify with the roots of a particular nation or state. Admitting Muslims to countries in our region is essentially meant to blur and weaken European culture. It is also meant to create an ally for the liberal-left camp whose power is based on this blurring of identity.

Data itself is evidence enough. In 2013, 64 percent of Turks in Germany voted for the Left SPD, 12 percent of which voted for the Greens. The mild and centrist Christian Democrats earned only 7 percent of Turkish votes. Right-wing parties noted trace amounts of support. Meanwhile in France, 86 percent of Muslim voters chose leftist Francois Hollande in 2012.

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

EU Commission President: Taking Afghan Migrants is ‘Our Moral Duty’

MADRID (AP) — The President of the European Commission has urged the international community to open arms for Afghan refugees.

Ursula von der Leyen made the remarks on Saturday when she and EU Council President Charles Michel visited a reception center for evacuees established by Spain’s government near Madrid.

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

Swedish Prime Minister Claims He Will Not Repeat 2015 Migrant Crisis

Following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and a possible wave of migrants fleeing the country, Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven has vowed there will be no repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis.

The Swedish prime minister stated that his country would not again be accepting massive numbers of migrants as it did in 2015, when the country took in more than 160,000 people — one of the largest numbers per capita of any European country at the time.

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

UK: Up to 800 Migrants Land in Kent in ‘Record’ Day for Crossings — as People Smugglers Take Advantage of a Break in Bad Weather

Up to 800 migrants have landed in Kent in a record day for crossings, say onlookers as people smugglers take advantage of a break in the bad weather.

Eyewitness reports suggest the total number of people to make the treacherous trip is almost certainly over 600 — and could be as high as 800.

That would exceed the current daily record of 592 arrivals set on August 12.

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

Chicago Public Schools: Hide Children’s Gender Identity From Parents

Journalist and author Abigail Shrier shared on social media Thursday a 2018 memo sent to her by a Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teacher that explicitly states parents are not to be informed if their children have changed their gender identities.

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Mike Richards Quits Jeopardy After Media Drags Up Old Podcast Comments

Mike Richards, who became a new permanent host of Jeopardy! earlier in August to succeed the late Alex Trebek, has announced that he is stepping down only one day after the new season started filming.

The move came as Richards became the subject of scrutiny over his statements made in 2013 and 2014 on his podcast, “The Randumb Show.”

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Poland: Pro-Family Law Upheld by Regional Councilmen Despite EU Threats

Lesser Poland region councilmen decided to uphold a law which opposes ideological LGBT indoctrination. Civic Platform politicians who were backed by European Commission threats designed to challenge the law were unable to halt the law from passing.

The issue concerns a document which the Lesser Poland councilmen passed in 2019, known as the “opposition to introducing LGBT ideology to municipal communities” bill. The international media and LGBT activists has described the bill as an anti-LGBT declaration or law, which has enabled left-wing groups to abuse this phrase in an attempt to define the document as homophobic. However, the law does not concern anyone’s sexual preferences and merely refers to neo-Marxist LGBT ideology.

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13 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/21/2021

    • Look whoo is talking about morals: the meme that preserves Nations and threads peace among men.
      Ursula is talking as if she knows about morals as if she has any morals.

      her morals are zero . Nay, her morals are minus 100 . Caring about foreigners and teading on your own blood and flesh doesn’t make her moral . Ursula bear you are immoral and all other European Union zombies …… to the marrow.
      If you had morals you would mention how Armenians are being slaughtered not only in artsakh but in Armenia proper.

      European human rights do not extend to Armenians. European human rights are designed to replace European population with Islam.

      Over the recent weeks there are news that Armenians in Armenia proper are being bombarded and fired at from Azerbaijan borders.

      Any laboratory starts smelling around the world you see the rest jumping there but not when Israel Armenia and Greece are attacked

  1. ” The President of the European Commission has urged the international community to open arms for Afghan refugees.”

    Who elected her and who voted for an open door immigration policy?

    • Merkel&CO, this is horrific mafia nothing else !!, Germany is destroying not only own country but whole Europe, they never ever learn from this reapists, back stabbers with knifes and murders , that’s Germany for today they are moving all Islam to Germany and Europe!!, just unbelievable!!

  2. I saw the pictures of what happened on dailymail. I was angry. The australian police should put on black leathercoats with armbands. They do not seem to know the term Declaration of Human Rights and what they mean.

    There are at least two conclusions to be drawn from the demonstrations:

    1) The people must prepare. (Are NBC masks illegal to own in Australia? Then try for a workaround, e.g. a clear visor that is allowed to be used against the “infection”, but with some “additions” that the pepper spray doesnt touch your face)
    And put something beneath your clothes against the beanbags etc.

    2) UNITY. I dont know how many times I saw how the cops pulled one person out of the masses and the other people just stood there and did nothing. Just imagine they would ALL join in the festivities.

    I remember Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn :
    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?”

    • Imagine their shock and surprise if the crowd opened fire with real bullets on the new stazi? Think they would stick around for a paycheck then?

  3. Overpaid cops with bloated public pensions and benefits show their gratitude to Aussie taxpayers. Of course graft taking police will continue to ensure a steady supply of narcotics on the streets of Austraian cities. While churches get raided by the police for violations of Covid lock down rules homo whorehouses in Australia never get shut down by cops; still back the blue?

  4. How did so much female rabble get into ill fitting powerful men’s pants everywhere across the western world? The western world will soon be on its knees.

    • The west accepted marxism without so much as a wimper and let the marxist garbage feminaxism run rampant without slapping them into place. That is ok, they are about to learn that nature cruel, harsh and not forgiving.

  5. The more of these bloody Muslims the less security for non Muslims. It is truly terrifying – and if not for some right now – just give it time. Run down and riddled with
    takers – and more on the way.

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