Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/4/2021

Almost 6,000 Greek hospital employees have been suspended from work for not getting the vax. Meanwhile, Salman Zarka, Israel’s COVID-19 chief, said that citizens must prepare to receive a fourth shot, i.e. their second “booster” vax.

In other news, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi is reportedly considering mandatory Corona vaccinations for all migrants that land in Italy.

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USA
» 3 Killed: 3 Hurt in Northwest DC Shooting, Police Say
» Antifa Clashes With Anti-Vaccine Mandate Protesters, 1 Shot
» Biden Approval Rating Tanks, And He’d Lose to Trump in 2024: Polls
» Callin is a New “Social Podcasting App”
» Dozens Join Anti-Vaccine Protest in Jacksonville Beach
» Fear of ‘Critical Race Theory’ Draws Dozens of Northeast Ohio Parents to Normally Sleepy School Board Meetings
» Florida Diner That Posted Note Refusing Service to Biden Voters Because of His Botched Afghan Withdrawal is Forced to Close After it Sold Out of Food Following a Boom in Customers
» Medical Workers and Supporters Protest Vaccination Mandate
» NFL to Allow Far-Left ‘Social Justice’ Phrases on Helmets for Upcoming Season
» Ogdensburg Will Defend Mayor Being Sued From Blocking Constituents on Facebook
» Protest Outside Riverhead Hospital Draws Crowd of Vaccine Mandate Opponents
» Twitter Locked Out Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, Forced it to Delete Tweet
» USA Today ‘Fact Check’ Accuses Gold Star Parents of Lying, Then Issues Massive Correction
» Vaccine Opponents Protest Outside Stormont Vail Following Hospital’s Shot Requirement for Employees
» Vaccine Mandate Protest Takes Place Outside of Gundersen Health System
» Valparaiso Axes Its Chinese-Funded Confucius Institute After Attorney General Begins Probe
 
Canada
» Polls Continue to Show Large Losses for Trudeau After ‘Pointless’ Snap Election Call
 
Europe and the EU
» 39 Per Cent of French Believe Islam Will Become France’s Primary Religion
» America Isn’t Back: BBC Says Europe’s Relationship With Biden Has ‘Turned Sour’
» Anti-Vaccination Protesters Rally Throughout France for Eighth Successive Week
» Charity Boss Helping Afghans Settle in UK is Taliban Loyalist, Backed Killing U.S. Soldiers: Report
» Creation of European Army is on the Table After Afghanistan Debacle
» Denmark Celebrates the End of COVID-19 Restrictions With Flower Festival at Tivoli Park
» Facebook Apologizes After Labeling Black Men as “Primates”
» Malta: 20 Citizens Face “Hate Speech” Sentences for Facebook Comments About Violent Attack Perpetrators
» Nearly 6,000 Greek Hospital Workers Suspended for Not Getting Vaccine
» Poland to Increase Natural Gas Purchases From the US Over Next 20 Years, Decrease Reliance on Russia
» UK Walks Back Defence Secretary’s America No Longer a ‘Superpower’ Remarks
» UK: Middlesbrough’s Marc Bola Charged With “Aggravated” Misconduct for Social Media Post He Made as a Child
» UK: Senior Cop Slams Extinction Rebellion Protesters for Diverting Officers From Serious Crime
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Israel’s ‘Coronavirus Czar’ Tells Citizens to Prepare for Eventual 4th Shot
 
South Asia
» 100 Afghan Evacuees Flown to US Flagged for Terrorist Ties
» European Union to Re-Establish a Diplomatic Presence in Taliban-Run Afghanistan
 
Australia — Pacific
» New Zealand Supermarket Stabbing: Government to Toughen Anti-Terror Laws
» Pictured: New Zealand Knifeman Who Attacked Seven People Before Police Shot Him Dead Can Finally be Named After Judge Scraps Gagging Order for Sri Lankan Refugee Who Had to be Released From Prison by Powerless Authorities
 
Immigration
» Austria and Serbia Vow to Stop Afghan Refugees Entering Europe
» Fort McCoy in Wisconsin Currently Housing Over 8,700 Afghan Refugees
» France: Migrant Camp Near Paris Dismantled and People Evacuated by Bus
» Italian Prime Minister Suggests Mandatory Vaccinations for Incoming Illegals
» Orban: Focus on Families, Not Mass Migration to Solve Demographic Problems
» Spanish Rescuers Pull 208 Migrants From Boats in Sea and Ocean
 

3 Killed: 3 Hurt in Northwest DC Shooting, Police Say

Authorities are asking the public to call 911 if they see a dark sedan with tinted windows and chrome-colored rims

A total of six people were shot Saturday in Northwest D.C., leaving three of the victims dead, authorities said.

D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said officers heard gunshots in the 600 block of Longfellow Street NW just after 7:30 p.m.

Contee said the suspects exited a vehicle and fired shots down the block, into a crowd of individuals hanging out there. He said he wasn’t sure why the crowd was targeted.

All of the victims were adults who were rushed to local hospitals. Three are being treated for injuries that are not life-threatening, police said…

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Antifa Clashes With Anti-Vaccine Mandate Protesters, 1 Shot

Videos of a violent clash involving warring radical left and right-wing factions in Olympia, Washington emerged on social media Saturday and initial reports indicated one person had been shot during the mayhem.

The videos purportedly show Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, a member of the right-wing group the Proud Boys, being shot in the leg during a skirmish that happened as a result of dueling protests. Fox News has not independently verified the identity of the victim. Olympia Police did not respond in time for publication.

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Biden Approval Rating Tanks, And He’d Lose to Trump in 2024: Polls

President Biden should be praying for better polling days ahead.

Only 44% of voters surveyed approve of his job performance, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll out Friday.

Plus, an Emerson College poll shows Biden would lose to former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical showdown for president if both ran in 2024 — 47-46 percent. Biden has mentioned he intends to run for re-election; Trump has been cagey about it.

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Callin is a New “Social Podcasting App”

On the heels of criticizing payment processors for their recent descent into censorship, investor David Sacks, former CEO of Yammer and former COO of PayPal, and Axel Ericsson launched the first ever “social podcasting” app, Callin. The co-founders also announced they had secured $12 million.

Callin combines podcasting and the features of social audio apps like Twitter Spaces or Clubhouse into one app. On live social audio platforms, once the session ends, the audio also disappears. But on Callin, the audio is recorded and users can edit it to create a podcast episode.

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Dozens Join Anti-Vaccine Protest in Jacksonville Beach

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — Dozens of people spending a portion of Labor Day weekend protesting any potential vaccine mandate. The protest was at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Third Street in Jax Beach early Saturday.

Many said they are anti-vaccines. Others said they believe in getting vaccinated, but said it should not be mandated by employers, schools, or governments.

“We should be able to make our own medical decisions,” said Beth, one of the protestors. “That’s what we’re all about. Parents need to be able to choose. People need the choice. A vaccine passport is going to ruin our entire society.”

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Fear of ‘Critical Race Theory’ Draws Dozens of Northeast Ohio Parents to Normally Sleepy School Board Meetings

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — There’s a controversy brewing at school meetings across Greater Cleveland that has nothing to do with tax levies, teacher pay or whether a football coach should be fired.

It instead has to do with “critical race theory,” a concept taught in college classes. Parents and residents have become concerned about whether it has seeped into elementary, middle and high school classrooms. School officials are perplexed about how to respond, feeling that no answer they give ends up being enough

Take a recent Chagrin Fall board meeting. Lori Bendall got fed up.

During the Aug. 11 meeting, residents browbeat administrators and board members for 45 minutes. More than one demanded to know why information about a $15,000 payment to a consultant for a diversity and equity plan was not released after a public records request. Explanations that no harm was meant and that board members are not aware of every expense in a roughly $32 million budget were not enough.

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Florida Diner That Posted Note Refusing Service to Biden Voters Because of His Botched Afghan Withdrawal is Forced to Close After it Sold Out of Food Following a Boom in Customers

The Florida diner where the owner posted a sign turning away Joe Biden voters after 13 US troops were killed in Afghanistan has had to shut its doors — because so many people called to buy meals for veterans that the small business ran out of food.

‘I’ve gotten so many people calling me from all over the world, from Europe, trying to purchase meals for veterans, which I still haven’t been able to organize,’ said Angie Ugarte, who posted the sign in the window of the DeBary Diner in the central Florida city of DeBary.

‘I think that the veterans will be fed for the rest of the year at the rate I’m getting donations.’

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Medical Workers and Supporters Protest Vaccination Mandate

Healthcare workers and their supporters gathered near Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi on the sidewalk of Belk Boulevard Wednesday to protest the hospital’s recently issued COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Following the mandate issued by Baptist Memorial Health Care’s President and CEO, Jason Little, some employees at the hospital’s Oxford location were left feeling “betrayed and angry.”

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NFL to Allow Far-Left ‘Social Justice’ Phrases on Helmets for Upcoming Season

For the 2021 football season, the National Football League (NFL) will permit its players to display far-left propaganda on their outfits, and the league will even provide six different phrases for players to choose from for display on their helmets during games, as Fox News reports.

The six phrases that players can have emblazoned on their helmets are: “Black Lives Matter,” “End Racism,” “Stop Hate,” “Inspire Change,” “It Takes All Of Us,” and “Say Their Stories.” In addition, the league will allow home teams to have one of two phrases written across the end zones of their fields: “End Racism” or “It Takes All Of Us.”

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Ogdensburg Will Defend Mayor Being Sued From Blocking Constituents on Facebook

In response to a federal lawsuit involving the mayor’s Facebook page, the city of Ogdensburg has announced that it will defend Mayor Mike Skelly.

The lawsuit brought last month by four residents of Ogdensburg claims he banned them from his Facebook page. The allegation by Cynthia Layng, Douglas Loffler, Brian Mitchell, and Angela McRoberts claims that Skelly blocked them after they posted controversial comments on his Facebook page.

It says that “Skelly’s viewpoint-based exclusion of (the people suing) from his official Facebook profile filters the speech in that forum and causes a chilling effect for others from similarly expressing dissenting viewpoints.”

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Protest Outside Riverhead Hospital Draws Crowd of Vaccine Mandate Opponents

Protesters against the state’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare workers lined up around the Route 58 traffic circle near Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead today.

About 150 people turned out for the protest, carrying flags and handmade signs decrying “tyranny,” “coercion,” “stop the mandate,” “my body my choice” and similar sentiments. “Keep America the Land of the Free,” urged one placard. “This is America. I did Nazi this coming,” read another. Other messages predicted more vaccine mandates are on the way. “Hold the line,” read one placard. “The children are next.”

The two-hour protest drew support from the majority of motorists passing through the traffic circle, as evidenced by blaring horns, thumbs-up gestures and fists in the air.

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Twitter Locked Out Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, Forced it to Delete Tweet

Twitter’s overzealous censorship is increasingly hitting the accounts of public services, including emergency services such as fire departments who keep the public informed via Twitter.

Twitter locked the account of a local California public safety department, with instruction to delete two tweets about emergency preparedness for the account to be restored. The platform did not explain how the tweets violated its terms of service.

“Dear @Twitter, your appeals page kept freezing on us so we had no choice but to delete this tweet otherwise we’d continue to be locked out of our account,” tweeted the Sunnyvale California DPS twitter account. “Not quite sure how sharing #EmergencyPreparedness tips violates terms of usage.”

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USA Today ‘Fact Check’ Accuses Gold Star Parents of Lying, Then Issues Massive Correction

After several Gold Star parents of servicemembers slain in last month’s Kabul airport bombing claimed that President Biden checked his watch several times during a ceremony to honor them, USA Today ‘fact checker’ Daniel Funke wasted no time refuting their eyewitness accounts — essentially accusing them of lying.

“i watched you disrespect us all 5 different times by checking your watch!!!,” wrote Gold Star mother, Shana Chappell (whose Facebook and Instagram accounts were ‘incorrectly deleted’ after she posted, and have since been restored).

Another Gold Star parent, Darin Hoover, said Biden looked down at his watch 13 times.

“I actually leaned into my son’s mother’s ear and said ‘I swear to God, if he checks his watch one more time…’ I found it to be the most disrespectful thing I’ve ever seen,” Hoover told Fox News.

Yet, USA Today’s Funke wrote that the claims were “partly false” because Biden checked his watch “only after” the ceremony — not during.

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Vaccine Opponents Protest Outside Stormont Vail Following Hospital’s Shot Requirement for Employees

A group of several dozen protesters demonstrated outside Stormont Vail Hospital on Saturday in opposition to the facility’s requirement that its workers be vaccinated against COVID-19.

It makes Topeka the latest battleground for similar protests over hospital mandates, which have turned tense in other Midwest cities.

The demonstration was organized by Kansans for Health Freedom and Kansas Patriots, with many of the attendees coming from outside Topeka.

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Vaccine Mandate Protest Takes Place Outside of Gundersen Health System

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)— Employees of Gundersen Health System and members of the community are protesting the healthcare system’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

They say the mandate may cause many healthcare workers to lose their jobs after November 1.

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Valparaiso Axes Its Chinese-Funded Confucius Institute After Attorney General Begins Probe

Valparaiso University this week announced it would be closing the Chinese government-financed Confucius Institute it had housed on his campus for nearly a decade. The decision came after Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita announced a civil investigation into whether “the Chinese government has attempted to exert political influence and manipulate the attitudes and beliefs of Hoosiers.”

The school, however, has denied any wrongdoing, insisting that closure of the institute had more to do with the potential loss of federal funding than Rokita’s probe.

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Polls Continue to Show Large Losses for Trudeau After ‘Pointless’ Snap Election Call

Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau continues to lose ground in polling after calling a mid-pandemic snap election that some commentators have called “pointless”.

A poll released on September 1st by iPolitics/Mainstreet Research is just the latest to put the Trudeau Liberals behind the Canadian Conservative Party (CPC) after what is being regarded as a disastrous campaign by the Liberals weeks after Trudeau called for a federal election.

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39 Per Cent of French Believe Islam Will Become France’s Primary Religion

According to the results of a poll conducted from July 19th to July 26th and released earlier this week, 39 per cent of French believe that Islam will become the largest religion in France.

The ‘Heart of the French’ survey conducted by Harris Interactive reveals that 39 per cent of French people believe that Islam will be the largest religion in France in the future.

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America Isn’t Back: BBC Says Europe’s Relationship With Biden Has ‘Turned Sour’

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has suggested that Joe Biden’s relationship with Europe has “turned sour”, indicating that the elderly Democrat is losing the devotion of the international media as well as world leaders post-Afghanistan.

While the publicly-funded BBC is officially an impartial news outlet — indeed, it is supposed to be legally required to be so by its charter — it is widely regarded as having an institutional left-liberal bias not only by Brexiteers and conservatives but by some of its own longest-serving broadcasters, and its content was biased against Donald Trump by its own admission on occasion.

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Anti-Vaccination Protesters Rally Throughout France for Eighth Successive Week

Three people were arrested after anti-vaccination protesters clashed with police at a shopping centre in central Paris on Saturday during an eighth consecutive weekend of demonstrations against French government attempts to inoculate the population against the coronavirus.

Several hundred people forced their way into the Forum des Halles mall.before they were repelled by security forces.

The violence erupted as around 20,000 people marched through the capital in five separate groups to voice their anger over the health pass — certificates showing proof of vaccination or negative PCR tests — to enter restaurants and cafes as well as shopping centres.

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In a rally organised by the Patriots party, leader Florian Philippot hailed protesters for consistently turning out on the streets.

The former powerbroker in Marine Le Pen’s Front National party urged them to return on 11 September.

Organisers of the rallies said more than 150,000 people gathered in 200 demonstrations across France.

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Charity Boss Helping Afghans Settle in UK is Taliban Loyalist, Backed Killing U.S. Soldiers: Report

The Chairman of the Scottish Afghan Society, a registered charity helping Afghan evacuees to settle into their new homes, is a Taliban loyalist who previously called for the deaths of American soldiers, according to reports.

Speaking to Sky News on the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, Waheed Totakhyl declared: “For a long time, Afghan people have been waiting for this day. This is the day of independent Afghanistan, it’s freedom for everyone. Afghanistan is a nice and good place. Afghanistan is safer than Europe now.”

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Creation of European Army is on the Table After Afghanistan Debacle

In response to developments in Afghanistan, the countries of the European Union have started talking again about creating their own rapid reaction forces, an idea that was once derided as a conspiracy theory by papers like The Guardian when those such as Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage warned that Brussels was moving to create such a force.

Now, the EU’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, spoke in favor of the idea, as did the representatives of some governments such as Germany after a two-day meeting of defense ministers. According to the Slovenian EU presidency, ministers discussed the possibility that only some countries would send soldiers to military force, which would speed up their involvement in the action.

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Denmark Celebrates the End of COVID-19 Restrictions With Flower Festival at Tivoli Park

Tivoli being the second oldest amusement park in the world was during covid a place to go outside.

It is the first time in the 178 year old history of Tivoli, that Tivolis new CEO Susanne Mørch Koch, opens an official Garden & Flower Festival.

Denmark will the 10. of September stop all covid restrictions inside Denmark.

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Facebook Apologizes After Labeling Black Men as “Primates”

Facebook rushed to apologize on Friday after it labeled black men as “primates”. A Facebook spokesperson told The New York Times, which first reported the story, that it was a “clearly unacceptable error” of its auto-generated recommendation system and said the software involved was disabled.

“We apologize to anyone who may have seen these offensive recommendations,” Facebook — whose senior management team is completely white — said in response to an AFP inquiry. “We disabled the entire topic recommendation feature as soon as we realized this was happening so we could investigate the cause and prevent this from happening again.”

Facebook users in recent days who watched a British tabloid video featuring Black men were show an auto-generated prompt asking if they would like to “keep seeing videos about Primates?”

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Malta: 20 Citizens Face “Hate Speech” Sentences for Facebook Comments About Violent Attack Perpetrators

20 people in Malta pleaded guilty to “hate speech” charges in court on Friday. The individuals were charged with hate speech over comments they made on a Facebook post against a group of attackers who violently beat a 69-year-old man.

The video, posted last year, featured 69-year-old Emmanuel Zammit being mugged by four foreign nations who stopped Zammit by pretending to ask for a cigarette. When Zammit told them he did not smoke, the four attackers pinned him down, beat him, and went away with his phone and wallet, containing only 40 Euros.

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Nearly 6,000 Greek Hospital Workers Suspended for Not Getting Vaccine

The Greek Ministry of Health has revealed that 5,895 suspensions have been handed out to hospital workers who are either not fully vaccinated or declined the coronavirus vaccine.

The total number of suspensions include those issued and those in the process of being issued, as Greece now requires all healthcare workers to have at least one vaccine shot, despite appeals from healthcare workers to reject the mandatory vaccine.

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Poland to Increase Natural Gas Purchases From the US Over Next 20 Years, Decrease Reliance on Russia

The Polish Oil Mining and Gas Extraction company (PGNiG) has signed annexes to the agreements for liquified natural gas (LNG) supply with their American partners, which include Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC and Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC.

These annexes will increase the volume of the gas supply by 2 million tons annually up to 5.5 million tons of LNG annually. This corresponds to around 7.4 billion cubic meters of natural gas after regasification.

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UK Walks Back Defence Secretary’s America No Longer a ‘Superpower’ Remarks

The British government has attempted to walk back an apparent attack on the world position of Joe Biden’s America in the wake of its Afghan debacle, with the British defence secretary claiming comments on a negligent ‘superpower’ were general, rather than specifically about the U.S.

Speaking to British conservative magazine The Spectator this week, UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace reflected on the dying days of the West’s presence in Afghanistan, and what it meant for the future of British military strategy. Observing matter-of-factly that “Britain is not a superpower” — true since the Second World War, when Britain sacrificed its empire — Wallace appeared to broaden his observation to the United States as well.

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UK: Middlesbrough’s Marc Bola Charged With “Aggravated” Misconduct for Social Media Post He Made as a Child

In another example of someone being punished for a social media comment they made as a child, the English Football Association announced on Friday that Middlesbrough defender, Marc Bola, has been charged with misconduct for his social media post from nine years ago.

When Bola became a professional, he was a youngster in Arsenal’s academy, just three years away from receiving the scholarship he had won as a youth player for the Premier League club.

The Football Association charged the 23-year-old left-back of posting “a reference to sexual orientation” back when he was 14-years-old.

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UK: Senior Cop Slams Extinction Rebellion Protesters for Diverting Officers From Serious Crime

A senior police officer has criticised eco-activists Extinction Rebellion for its “unreasonable” and “unlawful” tactics in the British capital, which has diverted police officers away from dealing with real, serious crimes.

Scotland Yard’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist made the remarks after the Metropolitan Police revealed it had arrested nearly 500 Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters in just the first eight days of its ‘Impossible Rebellion’ protest campaign, set to last two weeks.

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Israel’s ‘Coronavirus Czar’ Tells Citizens to Prepare for Eventual 4th Shot

As we’ve been detailing of late, the goalposts in ultra-vaxxed Israel keep perpetually moving after health authorities’ recent initiative to demand all citizens get a third COVID jab. This even as this past week witnessed the small Mediterranean country reach yet more daily case records.

Despite the WHO coming out against countries giving their populations booster shots at this point, Israel has as of Friday issued a third dose to 2.5 million Israelis. Given the likelihood that this too will fail to blunt the growing numbers of infections, naturally the question is: so what next?

You can’t make this up, health authorities are providing this “answer”: “Israel’s national coronavirus czar on Saturday called for the country to begin making preparations to eventually administer fourth doses of the coronavirus vaccine,” The Times of Israel reports.

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100 Afghan Evacuees Flown to US Flagged for Terrorist Ties

At least 100 Afghan refugees who were set to enter the US have been flagged for terrorist ties, NBC News reports, and will now be sent to Kosovo where they will undergo additional screening and review.

Specifically the 100 were “flagged for possible ties to the Taliban or terror groups.” NBC detailed that “of more than 30,000 evacuees from Afghanistan to the U.S., about 10,000 needed additional screening as of Friday, said the sources, and of those about 100 were flagged for possible ties to the Taliban or terror groups.”

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European Union to Re-Establish a Diplomatic Presence in Taliban-Run Afghanistan

The European Union is set to establish a diplomatic presence in Taliban-controlled Kabul amid increasing concerns over the influence of Communist China and Russia in Afghanistan, as well as a potential Afghan migrant crisis.

On Friday, the Foreign Affairs and Security Policy representative for the EU, Josep Borrell, said that the decision to forge a diplomatic presence in Afghanistan should not be understood as diplomatically recognising the Islamist Taliban as the government of the country, somehow.

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New Zealand Supermarket Stabbing: Government to Toughen Anti-Terror Laws

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has vowed to toughen anti-terror laws following Friday’s knife attack in Auckland by a man who was under police surveillance.

“We must be willing to make the changes that we know may not necessarily have changed history, but could change the future,” she said at a news briefing.

The man, a Sri Lankan national, stabbed seven people in a supermarket. Three of them are in a critical condition.

The attacker, a known supporter of Islamic State, was shot dead by police.

He has now been identified as Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen, a 32-year-old Tamil, who arrived in New Zealand in 2011 and sought refugee status.

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Pictured: New Zealand Knifeman Who Attacked Seven People Before Police Shot Him Dead Can Finally be Named After Judge Scraps Gagging Order for Sri Lankan Refugee Who Had to be Released From Prison by Powerless Authorities

The ISIS-supporting terrorist who went on a stabbing rampage in New Zealand Friday has been named as Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen.

The 32-year-old Sri Lankan refugee was shot dead after stabbing five people and injuring two others during an attack at the Countdown supermarket in New Lynn in west Auckland.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said he was considered one of the nation’s most dangerous extremists and had been watched 24/7 since 2016, adding she was ‘gutted’ he was able to carry out the attack despite being on the terror watchlist.

Countdown and other stores removed knives and scissors from shelves Saturday in response to the attack — while Police Commissioner Andrew Coster defended the action of officers, who took out Samsudeen within a minute of him launching his assault.

It came as it was revealed terror police tasked with keeping the ‘highly paranoid’ suspect under 24-hour surveillance did not follow him into the supermarket where he launched his attack out of fear of being spotted.

Five of the victims in hospital received knife wounds while one suffered a dislocated shoulder and is now recovering at home. Three of the hospitalised are in a critical condition. The victims are made up of four women aged 29, 43, 60 and 66, and three men aged 53, 57 and 77.

The Islamist’s identity had been shielded under New Zealand’s stringent privacy laws after a High Court judge ruled the knifeman’s family must have at least 24 hours ‘to seek a suppression order’ — which ran out at 9pm local time.

Authorities revealed Samsudeen moved to the New Zealand in October 2011 and was granted refugee status two years later — which authorities sought to revoke in 2018 following terror-related convictions.

However Samsudeen appealed and a final decision on whether he should be deported had yet to be made, reported the New Zealand Herald…

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Austria and Serbia Vow to Stop Afghan Refugees Entering Europe

The leaders of Austria and Serbia have met to discuss stopping Afghan refugees from entering Europe.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said that Afghanistan’s neighbours should accept the refugees instead.

He added that “this is why we are in contact with countries in the region.”

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Fort McCoy in Wisconsin Currently Housing Over 8,700 Afghan Refugees

TOMAH, Wis. (FOX 9) — Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin is temporarily housing more than 8,700 refugees from Afghanistan preparing for resettlement in the United States after fleeing the Taliban.

Additional refugees could be coming to Fort McCoy in the coming days and weeks. Military officials initially said the base, located near Tomah, could support 10,000 refugees, but they have since increased that number to 13,000.

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France: Migrant Camp Near Paris Dismantled and People Evacuated by Bus

Around 1,000 homeless people, mainly migrants, who had been camped out since Wednesday in front of the Ile-de-France prefecture in Paris demanding accommodation, were evacuated at dawn and “sheltered” by local authorities.

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Italian Prime Minister Suggests Mandatory Vaccinations for Incoming Illegals

Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi is reportedly considering a mandatory vaccination programme for incoming illegal migrants after hinting at a vaccine mandate for all Italians earlier this week.

Vaccinations have already been arranged for Afghans evacuated to Italy, while some other have reportedly already taken at least one dose of the Russian-made Sputnik vaccine.

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Orban: Focus on Families, Not Mass Migration to Solve Demographic Problems

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that his country will focus on Christian family values instead of relying on mass migration to mitigate problems with demographics.

At a meeting of the Bled Strategy Forum in Slovenia on Wednesday, Prime Minister Orban said that the solution for population management should not be mass migration.

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Spanish Rescuers Pull 208 Migrants From Boats in Sea and Ocean

Spanish rescuers pulled 208 migrants from small boats that were headed Saturday to either the Iberian Peninsula’s southern coast or Spain’s Canary Islands.

Vessels operated by Spain’s maritime rescue service intercepted the boats in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, adding to the country’s rise in arrivals of people who risked a perilous seaborne journey to reach Europe.

A total of 106 migrants, including 44 women and 20 minors, were found in boats heading for the Canary Islands of Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, the rescue service said.

Another four boats carried 102 migrants who were crossing the Mediterranean to mainland Spain. All but one of the people in the boats were male.

Spain has seen a 49% rise in unauthorised migration this year compared to January-August of 2020, according to the Interior Ministry. A total of 20,491 people have arrived on Spanish soil, mostly by sea.

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2 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/4/2021

  1. Very perceptive article on the coming Afghan invasion of rapists, murderers and other vermin.

    “The problem with so many Christian leaders today is not that they’re Christians: it’s that they’re morons. Or imbeciles, if you prefer. Homo stupidicus. In an article for Christianity Today, Dr. Russell Moore penned the Mother of All Idiotic Ideas entitled “Let the Afghan Refugees Come Unto Me.” (Read it here.) Encouraging the mass airlifting of illiterate Muslim tribesmen from the Pashtun region into America is not the very height of folly and self-destruction, you understand, it’s exactly what the Good Book tells us to do!”

    “On the basis of his hundreds of interactions with these young men in his professional capacity over the past several years, [an Afghan legal court translator] believes to have discovered that they are motivated by a deep and abiding contempt for Western civilization. To them, Europeans are the enemy, and their women are legitimate spoils, as are all the other things one can take from them: housing, money, passports. Their laws don’t matter, their culture is uninteresting and, ultimately, their civilization is going to fall anyway to the horde of which one is the spearhead. ”

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  2. Seneca you are far too generous.

    Just as a reasonable man knows not to take opium because it will likely destroy him, no one need meet 100 pieces of scum to know that they are scum.

    The people you refer to are not Christians at all. You don’t think your elected president – whatever the country was elected by the people so why do you think Christian “leaders” are any different?

    These so called Christian leaders aren’t morons, or imbeciles. They understand their job as purveyors of lies and deception very well.

    If you cant even see that then you probably think the muppet show features real people.

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