Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/7/2021

Last week the media reported about former President Obama’s upcoming birthday party in Martha’s Vineyard, with 600 guests being invited to the event in an area that was experiencing a surge in cases of the delta variant of the Wuhan Coronavirus. Embarrassed by the reports, the former president scaled back the guest list to 500. The party took place today in a huge tent, and photos showed that guests were maskless. There’s no indication that they had been required to show vaccine passports to join the festivities. The CDC has not released any information about the occasion being a possible superspreader event.

In other news, dozens of wildfires continue to ravage Greek forests. Police suspect arson may have been the cause of at least some of the blazes.

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

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USA
» Anti-Maskers Protest Governor’s Mandate
» Apple’s Plan to Scan Users’ Private Photos and Messages Branded “Mass Surveillance for the Entire World”
» Arizona: ‘Rising Star’ Democrat State Senator, LGBTQ Caucus Founder Tony Navarrete Arrested for Child Molestation
» AZ Sen Leader Gives Audit Subpoena Timetable, Predicts AG Will Hammer Maricopa County Election Officials
» Fauci Lauds Vaccine Mandates as Path to End Epidemic
» Florida Will Give Vouchers to Parents, Let Them Send Kids to Private Schools if They Oppose Public School Mask Mandates
» Hundreds Protest Against Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine for ChristianaCare Employees
» Joe Biden Grabs Little Girl, Whispers in Her Ear During Bill Signing at White House (Video)
» Local Group Protests Against UnityPoint COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
» National Police Association Spokesperson Says Reasons for Suicides of Capitol Police Officers Are Unknown, Blames US Media and Democrats for ‘Lying’ About Law Enforcement
» Obama’s Guests Caught Maskless at His Birthday Bash
» Ohio: Crowd Gathers in Sidney for Silent Protest Against Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines
» Police: Man Dead After Standoff, Shooting With Officers in Coeur D’alene
» Poll Shows Democrat Governor Newsom Losing Recall Election by Double Digits
» President Trump Congratulates Supporters as Wisconsin Deletes More Than 200,000 False Voter Registrations
» Twin Cities Health Care Workers Protest Vaccine Mandates
» Vaccine Passports Are a Privacy Nightmare
» Washington State Legislators Defund Police While Spending Millions in Tax Dollars for Private Security
 
Europe and the EU
» Germany: Berlin: Extinction Rebellion to ‘Drop Bombshell’ on August 16th
» Greek Police Investigate Potential Arson as Wildfires Rage
» Greek Healthcare Workers Face Suspension if Not Vaccinated by Sept 1st
» Multiculturalist Liberals Hate Hungary for Being a Pro-Borders, Traditional Values Success: Orban
» Photos: Imposition of ‘Green Pass’ Throws Italian Tourism Into Chaos
» Pics: ‘Biblical Catastrophe’ As Wildfires Rip Through Greece, Thousands Evacuated
» Protests in Italy Against COVID Health Pass
» Report From UK Shows 35% of Those Hospitalized With COVID Had Taken Two Doses of Vaccine
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Activists Block Major Cambridge Road
» UK: Farage Beats BBC and Comcast’s Sky News Combined in Ratings: Report
» UK: Labour Leader Starmer: Party Should be ‘Proud’ of Tony Blair’s Record
» UK: Woman Dies After Being Found on Fire in the Street, Three Men Arrested
» ‘We Don’t Want Your Health Pass’ — Protesters March in France for Fourth Weekend
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Leading Israeli Health Official: Vaccinated Account for 95% of Severe and 85-90% of New COVID Hospitalizations; Vaccine Effectiveness is “Really Fading” (Video)
 
Middle East
» US Military Claims Evidence Shows Iran Behind Drone Attack on Israel-Linked Tanker
 
South Asia
» Hindu Villages Rampaged, Temples Destroyed and Randomly Looted by Radical Muslims in Khulna of Islamic Bangladesh
» Thai Anti-Govt Protesters Clash With Police in Bangkok
 
Australia — Pacific
» Climate Protesters Taken Into Custody After ‘Disruptive Stunt’ At Department of Agriculture
» Victoria’s Sixth Lockdown is Set to be Extended as an Alarming List of New Exposure Sites Are Revealed Amid Fears Contact Tracers Are Fighting a Losing Battle
» World Kung Fu Governing Body Uses Copyright as a Way to Unmask YouTube Critic
 
Immigration
» Lithuania Puts Border Crossers in Army Tents as Boris Books Them Plush Hotels
» Now Hundreds of Migrants Who Arrived in Britain After Crossing the English Channel on Small Boats Go Missing After Absconding From Their Hotels
» Only One in Ten Illegals Were Deported From Italy in 2020
» Poll: 39 Percent of Canadians Believe There is Too Much Immigration
 

Anti-Maskers Protest Governor’s Mandate

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Around 150 protestors gathered outside of Memorial Elementary School on Friday, August 6 to protest the new school mask mandates that Governor Phil Murphy was set to announce. While there were initially no plans for a statewide mask mandate, rising COVID-19 cases across the country have led the government to change course. New Jersey will now require that students in grades K-12 wear masks at the beginning of the school year.

Chanting slogans like “We do not consent!” and “My child, my choice”, anti-mask protesters were crowded outside the school holding signs and decrying the governor’s decision to reinstate masking requirements at schools. Protestors arrived from around the state, wearing shirts and carrying signs indicating support for conservative agendas and groups.

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

Apple’s Plan to Scan Users’ Private Photos and Messages Branded “Mass Surveillance for the Entire World”

This week, Apple, the company that touted “what happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone,” in one of its ad campaigns, revealed that it would be pushing new surveillance tech to its iPhones, iPads, and Macs and introducing on-device scanning of user photos and iMessages.

Apple has positioned this new tech as “expanded protections for children” but privacy advocates and rights groups are sounding the alarm over the potential expansion and misuse of this technology.

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

Arizona: ‘Rising Star’ Democrat State Senator, LGBTQ Caucus Founder Tony Navarrete Arrested for Child Molestation

Arizona State Senator, Tony Navarrete, an openly gay Democrat and founding member of Arizona’s LGBTQ Caucus, has been arrested for child molestation. Phoenix Police confirm that Navarrete, widely considered a “rising star” within the Democrat Party, faces multiple counts of sexual conduct with a minor, among other charges.

While few details surrounding the charges and arrest have been made immediately available, local media has confirmed with Phoenix Police that Democrat State Senator Tony Navarrete “was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 5, and charged with multiple counts of sexual conduct with a minor among other charges.”

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

AZ Sen Leader Gives Audit Subpoena Timetable, Predicts AG Will Hammer Maricopa County Election Officials

Arizona Senate Majority Whip Sonny Borrelli believes state Attorney General Mark Brnovich will act quickly on the lawmaker’s request to investigate Maricopa County’s noncompliance with election audit subpoenas.

In a Tuesday filing to the attorney general’s office, Borrelli cited multiple state statutes the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has violated by failing to supply the materials sought in a July 26 subpoena issued by Arizona Senate President Karen Fann and Senate Judiciary Chair Warren Petersen.

Among other items, the subpoena sought access to the routers used during the November general election and the passwords for the Dominion Voting Systems ballot tabulation devices.

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

Fauci Lauds Vaccine Mandates as Path to End Epidemic

America’s top doctor believes there will be “a flood” of vaccine mandates at businesses and schools pending approval of the COVID vaccine from the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted the vaccine approval would embolden “organizations, enterprises, universities, [and] colleges that have been reluctant to mandate [the vaccine] at the local level.”

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

Florida Will Give Vouchers to Parents, Let Them Send Kids to Private Schools if They Oppose Public School Mask Mandates

The Florida Board of Education determined today that it will provide private school vouchers to parents of students who believe face mask requirements amount to undue “harassment” of children.

Many schools in the United States are still requiring face masks to be worn by students, with only rare breaks, despite science suggesting that children not only are highly unlikely to contract COVID and experience serious symptoms, but that they are also highly unlikely to transmit COVID to adults. Parents in Florida, which has become a symbol of resistance to unscientific COVID-19 policies, will now have the option to take their tax dollars to the private sector with a new voucher program that will allow children to attend private schools that do not require face masks.

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

Hundreds Protest Against Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine for ChristianaCare Employees

NEWARK, Delaware (WPVI) — Hundreds of protestors rallied outside of ChristianaCare in Newark, Delaware, Saturday to push back against the hospital’s decision to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees.

The protestors, some who are employees of the healthcare system and some who aren’t, said they’re fighting for medical liberty, but the hospital says the decision is about safety.

“We all have the right to the freedom of our bodies and what we put in our bodies,” said Adriana Brown, a protestor who does not work at the hospital.

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

Joe Biden Grabs Little Girl, Whispers in Her Ear During Bill Signing at White House (Video)

Pervert Joe just can’t help himself.

Joe Biden on Thursday announced he will award Congressional Gold Medals to police officers who defended the Capitol on January 6th.

Joe Biden lied about the January 6 Capitol protest and said two officers were killed that day.

Then Biden invited the children of officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6th up to his bill signing

Joe Biden motioned for the children to come to him and aggressively pulled a little girl up against his body and whispered in her ear.

The poor little girl was visibly uncomfortable when Biden grabbed her and whispered in her ear.

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

Local Group Protests Against UnityPoint COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

PEKIN, Ill. (WMBD) — A small group of people gathered outside UnityPoint Pekin on Saturday to protest against what they said is a violation of medical rights.

UnityPoint Health announced Thursday all employees must get vaccinated by Nov. 1., or face getting fired or asked to resign.

Members of a Facebook group called “Medical Freedom” protested the requirement outside of UnityPoint Pekin.

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

National Police Association Spokesperson Says Reasons for Suicides of Capitol Police Officers Are Unknown, Blames US Media and Democrats for ‘Lying’ About Law Enforcement

Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith, a former police officer in the suburbs of Chicago, and now spokesperson for the National Police Association, adds that the rhetoric from Democrats and the media “disgust” police across the country.

“We don’t know why these officers committed suicide. Police officers see horrible things every day from the minute they get out of the police academy. We don’t know why any police officer kills themselves unless they leave a detailed accounting of why they killed themselves and most do not,” she said.

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

Obama’s Guests Caught Maskless at His Birthday Bash

A large number of guests have been caught on camera at Barack Obama’s birthday party in Martha’s Vineyard without masks, as can be seen in the image for this article.

“Obama just had tons of people at his party. Maskless. No vaxx mandate. They are laughing at you,” tweeted journalist Jack Posobiec.

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

Ohio: Crowd Gathers in Sidney for Silent Protest Against Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines

SIDNEY — A crowd of people gathered outside of the Courthouse Square in Sidney for a silent protest against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations at workplaces.

The silent protest, organized by Dayton area nurses, began at 10 a.m. and was planned to run until 2 p.m.

Allison, a local nurse who did not release her last name, told News Center 7 that those who gathered today are just asking for “freedom of choice.”

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

Police: Man Dead After Standoff, Shooting With Officers in Coeur D’alene

Aug. 7—A task force is investigating the death of a man shot at by a Coeur d’Alene police officer in a standoff at the man’s Carrington Lane residence, according to the Coeur d’Alene Police Department.

Officers responded Friday to Hayden McIlvain’s residence after police said he violated a no-contact order of protection by making threatening comments to a Coeur d’Alene family while in possession of multiple weapons. Members of the family include minor children.

McIlvain had “repeated unwanted and threatening contact” with the family over the past year, resulting in several criminal reports, including stalking and witness intimidation, officers said. McIlvain violated the resulting no-contact order on several occasions, prompting additional criminal charges, according to the police department.

On Friday, authorities said Coeur d’Alene police officers responded to the family’s residence and ensured the residents went to a safe location.

Securing a warrant for first-degree stalking, officers responded to McIlvain’s residence and attempted for several hours to take him into custody without force, according to the police department. Police said McIlvain did not comply, barricading himself inside his house and making several statements about “shooting it out” with officers. SWAT officers from multiple agencies responded to Carrington Lane.

Police said it was reported “at some point” that a shot was fired from inside the residence toward the surrounding officers. One Coeur d’Alene police officer fired one shot at McIlvain, police said.

McIlvain was later found dead inside his home, according to the police department.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Poll Shows Democrat Governor Newsom Losing Recall Election by Double Digits

Remember when Newsom blamed Q Anon conspiracies, Proud Boys and white supremacists for the origin of the recall effort?

It turns out Democrats, Independents and Republicans want him yanked from office.

A new left-leaning poll shows California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) losing the recall election by double digits.

51% of the people surveyed in a poll conducted from August 2 to August 4 were in favor of recalling Newsom, while only 40% wanted to keep him in the governor’s seat.

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

President Trump Congratulates Supporters as Wisconsin Deletes More Than 200,000 False Voter Registrations

President Donald Trump congratulated his supporters Saturday after the Wisconsin Election Commission removed more than 205,000 falsely-registered voters from the voter rolls after the 2020 election. NATIONAL FILE has learned that the Electronic Registration Information Center alerted Wisconsin election officials to this problem back in the summer of 2019, and Wisconsin actually tried to reach the voters by mail at their registered addresses. But only after the 2020 election did Wisconsin delete them from the rolls. Meanwhile, a report issued ahead of a developing full forensic audit in the Badger State shows seven different categories of illegal ballots in Wisconsin in 2020.

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

Twin Cities Health Care Workers Protest Vaccine Mandates

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (FOX 9) — Standing in the rain for hours, outside of M Health Fairview St. John’s Hospital on Saturday morning, healthcare workers from around the Twin Cities protested against recent requirements from their employers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Sometimes you kind of feel like you’re in a silent minority when things are getting pushed on you,” Caleb Lange with Allina Health said.

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

Vaccine Passports Are a Privacy Nightmare

New York City’s announcement of a vaccine passport mandate rekindled the complicated debate on online privacy. Vaccine passports will increase digital surveillance.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that businesses will soon be required to demand proof of at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccines before allowing in a customer. The requirement will be enforced from September 13.

The announcement rekindled the debate about online privacy. Vaccine passports use digital systems and mobile apps, making them hackable and leakable and the major concern being the apps being abused for digital surveillance through tracking.

Despite the privacy concerns, governments and local authorities all around the globe have been gradually adopting vaccine passports, totally ignoring the civil liberties implications. New York will be the first city in the US to implement a vaccine passport mandate. Soon, other cities or jurisdictions might follow suit.

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

Washington State Legislators Defund Police While Spending Millions in Tax Dollars for Private Security

Washington state Democrat Governor Jay Inslee signed a series of sweeping police reform bills in Washington state that limit the level of service law enforcement officers provide to the public. However, Governor Inslee’s multimillion-dollar taxpayer-funded protection detail budget continues to grow.

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

Germany: Berlin: Extinction Rebellion to ‘Drop Bombshell’ on August 16th

After a long Corona-related break, Extinction Rebellion announced activities in Berlin again. The week after next, its members intend to take control of an undisclosed location in the city.

Triptis/Thuringia, August 7th, 2021 (The Berlin Spectator) — Extinction Rebellion (ER) is getting ready to disrupt traffic in Berlin again, in order to attract attention. For the week which starts on August 16th, the radical environmentalist organization announced a “RiseUp” which is supposed to include “civil disobedience”. A statement said “all citizens” were invited to join.

‘Spectacular Activities’

On August 14th and 15th, ER intends to stage a “Climate Festival” at Marx-Engels-Forum in the eastern city center of Berlin. A “bombshell” is supposed to be dropped on Monday, August 16th. “Spectacular activities” were announced. Extinction Rebellion did not volunteer detailed information about the nature of those disruptions, but the group did come up with a justification: The “pressure” on “this federal government and the next one” is supposed to be increased. On September 26th, elections for the Berlin Bundestag will take place.

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

Greek Police Investigate Potential Arson as Wildfires Rage

As wildfires rage across much of Greece, police say they are investigating possible arson attacks that may linked to fires in Athens and in Ilia.

One man has been taken into custody this week in connection to a wildfire north-east of Athens in Kryoneri. He is said to have been spending time in the area the fire started.

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

Greek Healthcare Workers Face Suspension if Not Vaccinated by Sept 1st

Greek healthcare staff have until September 1st to be fully vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus or face indefinite suspension from their jobs.

Wuhan virus vaccines are mandatory for all healthcare workers in the National Health System as well as staff working in care homes, and they have until August 16th to get their first shot of the vaccine and until September 1st to be fully vaccinated.

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

Multiculturalist Liberals Hate Hungary for Being a Pro-Borders, Traditional Values Success: Orban

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban believes that his government is targeted for criticism because the liberal left cannot bear to see a country that promotes a Christian national identity over multiculturalism, strong borders, and traditional values succeeding.

Quizzed by Tucker Carlson on why, as a former anti-Communist dissident once admired in the West, he believes left-liberal politicians such as U.S. President Joe Biden now characterise his government and that of allied conservative countries as “totalitarian”, Orban said he believes their main problem with him is Hungary’s success.

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

Photos: Imposition of ‘Green Pass’ Throws Italian Tourism Into Chaos

ROME, Italy — The Italian government’s mandate of a vaccine “Green Pass” to access cultural sites went into effect Friday, throwing the city of Rome into pandemonium.

The obligation of producing a Green Pass along with its cumbersome verification process created waits of two hours or more under the summer sun at Rome’s touristic hotspots like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Roman Forum, despite the relatively low number of tourists.

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

Pics: ‘Biblical Catastrophe’ As Wildfires Rip Through Greece, Thousands Evacuated

THRAKOMAKEDONES, Greece (AP) — Wildfires rampaged through Greek forests for yet another day Saturday, threatening homes and triggering more evacuations a day after hundreds of people were plucked off beaches by ferries in a dramatic overnight rescue.

One volunteer firefighter has died and at least 20 people have been treated in hospitals. Dozens of fires were burning across the country Saturday, blazes that one official described as “a biblical catastrophe.”

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

Protests in Italy Against COVID Health Pass

Protests were held in several Italian cities on Saturday against the introduction of new measures requiring proof of coronavirus status at many indoor venues.

More than 1,000 people gathered in Piazza del Popolo in central Rome shouting “No Green Pass!” and “Freedom!”.

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

Report From UK Shows 35% of Those Hospitalized With COVID Had Taken Two Doses of Vaccine

Nearly half of those hospitalized in Britain with the ‘Delta Variant’ were vaccinated.

Sky News reported

A report out of Britian shows that 35% of all individuals hospitalized with the ‘Delta Variant’ had taken two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Another 10% had taken at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Barely over half of those hospitalized had not taken the vaccine.

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion Activists Block Major Cambridge Road

Extinction Rebellion (XR) Cambridge activists are blocking traffic on East Road, a major road in the city, at intervals every five minutes as part of a demonstration that began this morning (07/08) at 11:30 AM.

The protest is held to highlight the severity of climate change, and to urge policymakers to take urgent actions against it.

Protesters are carrying placards displaying warning messages on the impacts of extreme weather events like forest fires and floods, brought about by the unprecedented nature of contemporary climate change.

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

UK: Farage Beats BBC and Comcast’s Sky News Combined in Ratings: Report

Nigel Farage’s weeknight programme has hit its highest ratings and beat the BBC and the Comcast-owned Sky News combined on Thursday.

In ratings figures seen by Guido Fawkes, Farage averaged 145,100 viewers, beating the combined viewers of the offerings of BBC News (113,100) and Sky News (29,100).

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

UK: Labour Leader Starmer: Party Should be ‘Proud’ of Tony Blair’s Record

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said the party must be “proud” of Tony Blair’s “record in government”, and no longer keep the Iraq War architect’s legacy at “arm’s length”.

Sir Keir, a supposedly moderate successor to old-fashioned socialist Jeremy Corbyn as party leader, made the remarks in an interview with the establishment Financial Times.

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

UK: Woman Dies After Being Found on Fire in the Street, Three Men Arrested

The family of a woman who died after being found on fire in the street in Bury, Greater Manchester, have paid tribute to her as a “nice, kind, polite person who worked hard every day”.

Sarah Hussein, 31, was “found ablaze on East Street, Bury” in the early evening on July 31st, according to a short report buried in the Manchester sub-section of the England sub-section of the UK section of the BBC News website.

[Comment: My suspicion is that it was an “honour kiling”.]

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

‘We Don’t Want Your Health Pass’ — Protesters March in France for Fourth Weekend

PARIS, Aug 7 (Reuters) — Protesters marched in cities across France on Saturday in a fourth consecutive weekend of demonstrations, denouncing what they see as oppressive rules compelling health workers to get COVID-19 shots and citizens to have a health pass for many daily activities.

In Lyon, police fired teargas to disperse protesters hurling projectiles at their lines, TV images showed.

Protesters also rallied through the streets of Paris, Nice, Montpellier and other towns waving placards reading “No to dictatorship” and chanting “Macron, we don’t want your health pass”.

Over 230,000 took part in protests across France, the highest number over the past month, the interior ministry said.

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

Leading Israeli Health Official: Vaccinated Account for 95% of Severe and 85-90% of New COVID Hospitalizations; Vaccine Effectiveness is “Really Fading” (Video)

“Trust the science”

This week Dr. Kobi Haviv, the medical director of Israel’s leading center for respiratory care, joined the country’s Channel 13 News to share an extremely concerning update regarding breakthrough cases among the vaccinated.

According to Dr. Haviv, the vaccinated account for 85-90% of all new hospitalizations and 95% of “severe” cases at the Herzog Medical Center in Jerusalem.

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

US Military Claims Evidence Shows Iran Behind Drone Attack on Israel-Linked Tanker

The G7 and the US military has blamed Iran for last week’s attack on an Israel-linked oil tanker in the Arabian Sea, citing ‘clear evidence.’

Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) and the US military, on Friday, blamed Iran for last week’s attack on an Israel-linked oil tanker in the Arabian Sea that led to the death of a UK based security guard and a Romanian.

Mercer Street, the Liberian flagged oil tanker linked to Israel was targetted with a UAV explosive drone on July 29, as confirmed by the US Navy. Mercer Street’s UK-based ship management firm, registered in Liberia, said that the M/T Mercer Street erupted in blazes in one of the world’s key trade routes off Oman. Roughly a third of the world’s oil supply passes through the route.

“This was a deliberate and targeted attack and a clear violation of international law. All available evidence clearly points to Iran. There is no justification for this attack,” G7 foreign ministers and the US Army said in a joint statement on Friday. The leaders stressed that cargo vessels and oil tankers must be allowed to “navigate freely in accordance with international law” without any threat of violence.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Hindu Villages Rampaged, Temples Destroyed and Randomly Looted by Radical Muslims in Khulna of Islamic Bangladesh

Manikchandra Das | HENB | Dhaka | Aug 7, 2021:: In Islamic Bangladesh, the miscreants vandalized four temples and several shops and several houses of the Hindu community in Shiali village of Rupsha upazila in Khulna on August 7th afternoon in broad daylight.

Hundreds of Muslim miscreants attacked the village with local weapons between 3 pm to 6 pm on Saturday. Four big temples and six other small temples, dozens of shops and fifty six Hindu houses were vandalized and looted. The jihadi mob also looted the milching cows and other cattle. Upon receiving the news, senior police officers including the Khulna Superintendent of Police visited the spot. As the whole village is in a state of turmoil, a heavy Police contingent has been deployed in the area, as the reports last came in.

Local villagers and Puja Parishad leaders said some female devotees were going to Shiyali Mahasmashan (Hindu cremation ground) from Purbapara temple to perform kirtan around 9pm on Friday. There was a mosque in the middle of the road. The Imam (Muslim cleric) of the mosque forbade the women to chant Hare Krishna Kirtan. As there was some argument, a meeting was fixed to be held at the police station on Saturday.

Witnesses said that more than 100 youths attacked Shiali village with Ramda (Cleaver), Chapatti (hatchet) and ax at between 3 pm to 6 pm pm on Saturday. They vandalized Ganesh Mallick’s drug store, Srivastava Mallick’s grocery store, Sourav Mallick’s tea and grocery store, Anirban Hira’s tea shop and his father Majumdar’s shop in the market with other shops. At that time Shivpada’s house was attacked and looted including 56 other houses. Most of the idols of Govinda Mandir, Shiyali Purbapara Hari Mandir, Shiyali Purbpara Durga Mandir, Shiyali Mahasmashan Mandir were vandalized. At that time many Hindu villagers were beaten and injured when they tried to stop theMuslim miscreants. The Jihadi youths fled before the locals formed a resistance and intimated the situation to the local police station…

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

Thai Anti-Govt Protesters Clash With Police in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Aug 7 (Reuters) — More than a thousand Thai anti-government protesters clashed with police on Saturday, as they demonstrated against the government’s failure to handle coronavirus outbreaks and its impact on the economy.

About a hundred police officers in riot gear sealed off a road near Victory Monument in the capital Bangkok with containers and used water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets to stop a march toward Government House, the office of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.

“Tear gas and rubber bullets were used for crowd control. Our goal is to maintain order,” Krisana Pattanacharoen, a police spokesman, told reporters.

The demonstrators threw ping pong bombs, stones and marbles, he added.

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

Climate Protesters Taken Into Custody After ‘Disruptive Stunt’ At Department of Agriculture

Eight people have been taken into custody after climate protesters stormed the office of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment in Canberra.

In extraordinary scenes, the Extinction Rebellion protesters doused the foyer and themselves in paint and glued themselves to fixtures. One protester also defaced walls with graffiti.

In a statement, a spokesman for ACT Policing said it’s expected the eight would be charged.

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

Victoria’s Sixth Lockdown is Set to be Extended as an Alarming List of New Exposure Sites Are Revealed Amid Fears Contact Tracers Are Fighting a Losing Battle

Victoria have added 28 new exposure sites including six high-risk with the state’s lockdown set to be extended.

Premier Dan Andrews said ‘sly gatherings’ in Victoria are behind 29 new locally acquired Covid-19 infections with the government now under severe pressure to stem the numbers or extend the state’s week-long lockdown.

The cases were the state’s worst single day figure in almost a year, with the Herald Sun reporting senior officials were in discussions to extend the stay-at-home-order beyond Thursday’s cut-off.

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

World Kung Fu Governing Body Uses Copyright as a Way to Unmask YouTube Critic

The international kung fu governing body is accused of using copyright claims to unmask a YouTube user who allegedly posted “defamatory” remarks. An Australian federal court has ordered Google to hand over the information the organization needs to identify the individual behind the YouTube account.

This week the Federal Court of Australia published a ruling that revealed that the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) (the organization that governs kung fu globally) is trying to identify the individual behind a channel that posted defamatory remarks about the organization. The IWUF asked the court to order YouTube’s owner Google to surrender the information it has that could help identify the individual who operates the channel Wushuleaks.

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

Lithuania Puts Border Crossers in Army Tents as Boris Books Them Plush Hotels

(AFP) — When Eritrean teen Aman Mehari begins to feel the stress, he hits the basketball court in his new temporary home — a village school turned migrant facility in southern Lithuania.

The 16-year-old is one of thousands of people — almost all of them from the Middle East and Africa — who have crossed into the Baltic EU nation from Belarus in recent months.

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

Now Hundreds of Migrants Who Arrived in Britain After Crossing the English Channel on Small Boats Go Missing After Absconding From Their Hotels

Hundreds of migrants who arrived in the UK after crossing the English Channel on small boats have gone missing after absconding from their hotels, The Mail on Sunday has been told.

As the total number of boat migrants passed 10,500 this year — 2,000 more than the 8,417 who arrived in the whole of 2020 — sources said that Ministers had held urgent discussions between departments over the ‘tracking’ systems in place to monitor their movements after they arrive

A further 1,500 migrants are massing around Calais and Dunkirk waiting for an improvement in the weather before they try to reach Britain.

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Only One in Ten Illegals Were Deported From Italy in 2020

In 2020, just 3,351 illegal migrants of the 34,133 who arrived in Italy that year were deported, but it still cost the Italian taxpayer millions of euros.

Despite only deporting just 9.8 per cent of illegal aliens, the cost of deportations amounted to €4.68 million (£3.97m/$5.52m). So far in 2021, the figure has remained high at €2,089,000 (£1.77m/$2.47m) for just 1,097 deportations.

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Poll: 39 Percent of Canadians Believe There is Too Much Immigration

Two-fifths of Canadians feel that the immigration targets set by the Trudeau Liberals are “too high,” found an Angus Reid poll. The federal government recently announced that some 401,000 newcomers would become permanent residents in 2021.

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13 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/7/2021

  1. “Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said the party must be “proud” of Tony Blair’s “record in government”, and no longer keep the Iraq War architect’s legacy at “arm’s length”.

    Blairs Labour Government has been revealed as a Marxist organisation.

  2. The cause of all these fires is arson.
    The Greeks are undisciplined and they must pay.
    We know who is behind all these, and use the immigrants,the usual enemy and a european country.We will survive and we will plant trees on our mountains and we will make green the island of Evoea again,the most beautiful and the nearest in Attica island,which now is burned.
    A few days ago i wrote about Malakasa,all these north of Athens small villages(full of orks) are on fire.
    Two days ago a woman who was arrested in the Aries park,in the center of Athens she said that she was an Afgani,but the police fount out that she was a Turk.
    Thanks God she did not had the chance to put fire to central Athens.
    We have to face a hard winter,financially ruined and some of us without housing,but it is not so for the orks.
    We wait for political troubles.The nationalism is getting strong,,Turkey is ready to ivade the free south part of Cyprus,both PM in Greece and Cyprus are absolutely useless,idiots and traitors.

  3. If anyone doubts that the Antifa monsters are servants of Satan, please watch these videos that were taken at a Christian prayer event in Portland for Pastor Artur.

    Look and listen the sounds they make- they are devils incarnate.

    No cops, no protection from these goons and monsters.

    The only hope we have is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I do not say this lightly and have never made this comment before, but I believe our situation is just that desperate.

    There was a Coup on Nov. 3rd and a sitting President was removed from office.

    Prior to that the Bidenistas and Obama-ites conspired with the Chi Coms to infect our people with the Fauci Wu Flu.

    Look at all the damage that’s been done in such a short time.

    It would not be possible without the help of Satan himself.

    May G-d have mercy on us all.

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/antifa-attacks-christians-in-portland/

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