Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/28/2021

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called for the lifting of travel restrictions imposed as a result of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden was photographed shopping in a store in Nantucket, Massachusetts without a mask, where the store required masks.

In other news, a Canadian professor who falsely claimed to be an Indian has been fired from her job.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Atlanta Fed Bank President: Business Leaders Tell Me Supply Chain Issues Will Last Until ‘Middle of 2022, ‘ Possibly Into 3rd, 4th Quarter
 
USA
» 2024 Poll: 36% of Democrats Unsure Who They Support if Not Biden, 13% Want Kamala Harris
» Andrew Yang Defends Chappelle Over Tense Exchange With High School Students
» Biden Caught Shopping Without a Mask in a Store That Requires Them
» Black Friday: Flash Mobs Hit Two Best Buys in Minnesota in Ongoing Looting Epidemic
» BLM Accused of Launching Bail Fund for Waukesha Massacre Suspect After GoFundMe Shut Down Campaign
» Caroline Glick: China and Russia Race Ahead of America
» Conservative Think Tank Sues California Over Forced Diversity Quotas on Corporate Boards
» COVID Survivors With Natural Immunity at Low Risk for Reinfection or Severe Symptoms, Study Finds
» Democratic Cities That Enacted Bail Reform See Rise in Crime, Repeat Offenses
» Exclusive — Christian Ziegler: ‘Pro-Freedom Conservatives’ Are ‘Fleeing to Florida to be Free’
» Fauci Slammed for Attacking Ted Cruz, Claiming He ‘Represents Science’
» Federal Taxpayers Pay Millions to Fund Critical Race Theory Program That Funds Students to Promote CRT
» Ghislaine Maxwell’s Sex-Trafficking Trial to Begin in New York City
» Goodwill Embraces Critical Race Theory, Hires “Director of Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion”
» Jussie Smollett Criminal Trial Begins Monday for Alleged Hate-Crime Hoax
» Levi Strauss Provides ‘Racial Trauma’ Counseling, Promotes Gun Control After Rittenhouse Verdict
» Man Whose Viral Video Showed Cop Killing Dog Loses His Job
» Minnesota Public School District Tried to Charge Concerned Parents More Than $900,000 for Records
» Oregon School Changes Grading to Accommodate ‘Unfinished Learning’ During COVID-19 Shutdown
» Sammamish Court Orders End of Government Facebook Page Comment Limitations
» Seven Children Remain Hospitalized One Week After Waukesha Parade Massacre
» Upscale Chicago Stores Hit by String of Burglaries on Black Friday
» Woke Students Want Kyle Rittenhouse Kicked Out of ASU, Call Him a ‘Blood-Thirsty Murderer’
 
Canada
» Canadian Professor Who Falsely Claimed to be Indigenous Loses Her Job
 
Europe and the EU
» Coronavirus: Tens of Thousands Protest in Austria Against COVID Vaccine Mandate
» Legendary Queen Guitarist Brian May Speaks Out Against ‘Wokeness,’ Says Queen Wouldn’t Exist Today Because it Wasn’t ‘Diverse Enough’
» Lockdown for Christmas? Britons Avoid More Holiday Restrictions… for Now
» Report: World Economic Forum Sees Synthetic Biology as Force to Reset Living Systems
» Swiss Express Support for Maintaining COVID Measures, Despite Protests
» UK Bureaucrats Ban Word ‘Christmas’ For Fear it Will Offend Minorities
» UK: “Christians Enjoy No Rights in This Country”: The Persecution of Christians, October 2021
» UK: Rishmeet Singh: Boy, 16, Killed in Southall Stabbing Named by Police
 
Far East
» China Energy Exec. Reportedly Offered Hunter Biden Massive 3-Carat Gem, $30 Million in Cash
» North Korea Bans Leather Coats That Copy Kim Jong UN’s Style
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» COVID: South Africa’s President Calls for Lifting of Omicron Travel Bans
» South African Doctor Who Helped Discover Omicron Says Variant’s Symptoms Mild So Far
 
Latin America
» Facebook Censorship Hinders Cuban Journalists Reporting on Corruption
 
Immigration
» Exclusive: Lukashenko Using Migrants as ‘Siege’ Weapons to ‘Save His Skin’, Says Lithuanian MP
» Half of French Believe in Demographic Shift ‘Great Replacement’ Theory
» ‘Immigration is War’: An Interview With Éric Zemmour
» Lithuanian Villagers Back Tough Line on Belarus Migrants
» Macron’s Snub of UK’s Request to Stop Migrant Boats Will Cost More Lives, British Govt Insiders Say
» Migrant Found Allegedly Stabbed to Death in Italian Border City
» UK: Boris ‘Hasn’t Got a Clue’! Farage Slams Tories for ‘Rudderless’ Response to Migrant Crisis
» UK: Emmanuel Macron is Left Out in the Cold as Priti Patel Goes Dutch on Migrant Crisis by Opening Direct Talks With European Ministers
 

Atlanta Fed Bank President: Business Leaders Tell Me Supply Chain Issues Will Last Until ‘Middle of 2022, ‘ Possibly Into 3rd, 4th Quarter

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic stated that business leaders he talks to think the supply chain issues will be resolved in “the middle of 2022, maybe into the third or the fourth quarter.”

Bostic said, [relevant remarks begin around 5:15] “I talk to business leaders all the time, and I ask them exactly this question, when do you expect supply chain issues to be resolved? When I asked them in the summertime, they said, we should be done by the end of the year. Today, when I ask them, they say, well, it looks like more the middle of 2022, maybe into the third or the fourth quarter. They’re just not sure.”

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

2024 Poll: 36% of Democrats Unsure Who They Support if Not Biden, 13% Want Kamala Harris

President Joe Biden has said he will run for a second term in 2024 at age 81, but a poll shows that if he does not only 13 percent would support Vice President Kamala Harris. Former first lady Michelle Obama came in as the No. 2 pick at 10 percent.

However, neither woman got a majority of support from respondents, with 36 percent saying they were “unsure” who they would support, and 13 percent said they would choose someone who was not on the list.

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

Andrew Yang Defends Chappelle Over Tense Exchange With High School Students

Andrew Yang jumped in to defend Dave Chappelle from the press and students who criticized the comic for his blunt exchange with attendees of his former high school.

The former New York City mayoral candidate tweeted in support of the controversial comedian after the media covered an exchange between Chappelle and students at Washington, D.C.’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Chappelle’s alma mater.

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

Biden Caught Shopping Without a Mask in a Store That Requires Them

President Joe Biden was spotted in a store without a face mask, despite the fact that the store required masks, Fox News reported.

Biden, who has actively been encouraging Americans to wear masks, was seen maskless inside Murrays Toggery Shop in Nantucket, Massachusetts Saturday, Fox News reported.

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

Black Friday: Flash Mobs Hit Two Best Buys in Minnesota in Ongoing Looting Epidemic

At around 8pm on Friday (Black Friday), dozens of people invaded Best Buy stores in two Minneapolis-area suburbs in massive “smash-and-grab” operations, running in, grabbing merchandise off the shelves, and running back out.

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

BLM Accused of Launching Bail Fund for Waukesha Massacre Suspect After GoFundMe Shut Down Campaign

The Milwaukee branch of Black Lives Matter has been accused of trying to raise millions of dollars for Waukesha massacre suspect Darrell Brooks, whose bail is set at $5 million, after GoFundMe shut down a previous bail fund for the defendant.

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

Caroline Glick: China and Russia Race Ahead of America

Over the past several weeks a hard truth has become undeniable: The United States of America is no longer the all-powerful superpower it has been since the end of the Cold War. Far from it. The strategic implications of this state of affairs are epic for both the US and its allies.

A nation’s position in the global pecking order is based on two things — its capabilities and its credibility. America’s capabilities have diminished relative to its superpower competitors in a stunning way. And so has its credibility.

For over a generation, US leaders eschewed “the weaponization of space.” But as they congratulated themselves for their restraint, the Chinese and the Russians weaponized space.

On Nov. 16, Russia launched a surface-to-air missile into space that destroyed an antiquated Cosmos spy satellite located dangerously close to the International Space Station. The satellite exploded into 1,500 pieces, all of which were large enough to imperil the space station and the eight astronauts (including two Russians) on board. NASA responded with a nasty condemnation.

This brings us to China.

China’s anti-satellite program is far vaster than Russia’s. China has missiles capable of destroying satellites and it fields laser and jamming technologies capable of blocking satellite communications. Last month, China raised its anti-satellite capabilities up several notches with its launch of Shijian-21. Shijian-21 is a satellite with a robotic arm which the Chinese claim is geared towards cleaning “space junk.”

US Air Force Gen. James Dickinson has a different, more plausible explanation for the arm’s purpose. Speaking to Congress in April, Dickenson said, “Space-based robotic arm technology could be used in a future system for grappling other satellites.”

In other words, the “space junk” China was referring to is US satellites…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]
 

Conservative Think Tank Sues California Over Forced Diversity Quotas on Corporate Boards

A conservative think tank is suing California to block a law that will force race, gender and sexual orientation quotas on corporate boards of publicly held companies located in the state.

The suit, National Center for Public Policy Research v. Weber, was filed against California Secretary of State Shirley Weber Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

The free market think tank argues that AB 979 perpetuates discrimination by treating people based on fixed characteristics rather than individual merits. Specifically, the law requires that all publicly held companies headquartered in California must meet a quota of female board members or be fined. Beginning in 2022, the law will extend to board quotas based on race and sexual orientation.

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

COVID Survivors With Natural Immunity at Low Risk for Reinfection or Severe Symptoms, Study Finds

Patients who survived COVID-19 have such strong natural immunity that their chance of reinfection or serious side effects is minimal, according to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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

Democratic Cities That Enacted Bail Reform See Rise in Crime, Repeat Offenses

Democratic-run cities that have implemented bail reform have seen a rise in criminal activity amid the release of criminals with multiple offenses who went on to commit additional crimes following their releases.

Just five days before allegedly plowing a red SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisc., killing six, the suspected attacker, who had a long criminal history, had been released on $1,000 bail in a case in which he was accused of running a woman over in his car. The low bail for the suspect — even the Milwaukee County DA has since acknowledged it was “inappropriately low” — has thrust bail reform back to the forefront of the national conversation.

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

Exclusive — Christian Ziegler: ‘Pro-Freedom Conservatives’ Are ‘Fleeing to Florida to be Free’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) leadership throughout the pandemic has brought “pro-freedom conservatives” to the Sunshine State in droves as they flee “tyrannical blue states” in search of freedom, Florida Republican Party vice chairman Christian Ziegler said during an interview on Breitbart News Saturday.

Registered Republican voters surpassed Democrats for the first time in Florida’s history as of October 31, a shift Ziegler said is largely because voters are leaving Democrat-run cities and states. He also noted that many more moderate Florida Democrats feel as though their party has “left them behind.”

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

Fauci Slammed for Attacking Ted Cruz, Claiming He ‘Represents Science’

Dr. Anthony Fauci is receiving a wave of backlash for attacking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in an interview released Sunday.

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

Federal Taxpayers Pay Millions to Fund Critical Race Theory Program That Funds Students to Promote CRT

(The Center Square) — Federal grant records show the U.S. Department of Education has awarded millions of taxpayer dollars to fund critical race theory training for future educators at several colleges across the country.

In 2016 under the Obama administration, the federal government awarded its first five-year grant of $1,116,895 to North Carolina Central University (NCCU) for “training” college students in critical race theory.

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

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Sex-Trafficking Trial to Begin in New York City

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is due to go on trial in New York City on sex trafficking and other charges.

She is expected to challenge claims she groomed underage girls for convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein for sexual abuse. He died in prison in 2019.

Ms Maxwell, 59, has been in a US jail since her arrest last year, awaiting the high-profile six-week trial.

Ms Maxwell, who also has American and French citizenship, has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against her.

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

Goodwill Embraces Critical Race Theory, Hires “Director of Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion”

It seems that the Salvation Army is not the only charity leaping on the anti-American, racist, vile, and divisive Critical Race Theory handcart. Goodwill has enthusiastically embraced this evil, hired a “Director of Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion,” and openly brags about its “antiracism” quest on its website and in press releases.

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

Jussie Smollett Criminal Trial Begins Monday for Alleged Hate-Crime Hoax

The criminal trial of former actor Jussie Smollett on charges that he staged a hate crime against himself is set to begin in Monday, after three years of delays into how the Chicago District Attorney handled the case.

He has been charged with six counts of disorderly conduct for making false reports to the police.

Smollett claimed that he was attacked on January 29, 2019 around 2 a.m. by two white men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs, doused him in a bleach-like liquid, hung a rope around his neck, and yelled “This is MAGA country,” before he was able to beat them off. He was seen on security footage entering his upscale apartment with an intact Subway sandwich and a noose around his neck (which he was still wearing when police arrived).

While there was no footage of the “attack” despite Chicago’s thousands of surveillance cameras, two “persons of interest” were captured on camera who turned out to be Nigerian-born brothers Abimbola “Abel” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, one of whom was Jussie’s personal trainer and was an extra on Empire.

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

Levi Strauss Provides ‘Racial Trauma’ Counseling, Promotes Gun Control After Rittenhouse Verdict

Levi Strauss is offering 24/7 confidential counseling with the help of a “racial trauma specialist” and encouraging employees to advocate for “common sense gun laws” following Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal.

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

Man Whose Viral Video Showed Cop Killing Dog Loses His Job

A man from Inkster, Michigan, has lost his job after a video he took of a police officer shooting a dog went viral.

On Monday last week, a dog called Moose and its owner Brad Brock were out on a walk at around 11.30 pm. Antonio Williams, the man who was fired, was working security at The Flower Bowl, a marijuana dispensary. Williams had a drone in the air. He uses the drone to keep himself safe while working at night.

Williams’ drone recorded an Inkster police officer shooting Moose. The officer was responding to a call made by Brock about someone who needed help.

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

Minnesota Public School District Tried to Charge Concerned Parents More Than $900,000 for Records

A public school district in Minnesota told a law firm representing concerned parents that it could cost upwards of $901,121.15 to complete a government records request, according to communications obtained by the Daily Caller.

An attorney at Mohrman, Kaardal, & Erickson in Minneapolis sent a Government Data Practices Act Request to the interim superintendent at Rochester Public School District in Minnesota on Sept. 20. The request was made on behalf of “Equality in Education,” a concerned parents association.

The request asked the Rochester Public School District to release information on the development of curriculum, conferences, or seminars for teachers and students related to “equity and social justice topics often referred to as Critical Race Theory.”

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

Oregon School Changes Grading to Accommodate ‘Unfinished Learning’ During COVID-19 Shutdown

It was revealed Sunday that an Oregon public school district has temporarily changed its grading system to accommodate “unfinished learning” brought about by online coursework during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

In a Nov. 15 letter from the Hillsboro School District in Oregon posted to Twitter, administrators told district parents, “due to the unique learning circumstances of the past 18 months, this school year if students have not demonstrated proficiency in their course work or have unfinished learning, they will receive an ‘I’ or Incomplete on their report card instead of an ‘F.’“

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

Sammamish Court Orders End of Government Facebook Page Comment Limitations

In an ongoing lawsuit, Kimsey v. Sammamish, the court granted a preliminary injunction preventing the city of Sammamish, WA, from enforcing a rule on its public Facebook page that prohibits the posting of off-topic comments.

We obtained a copy of the order for you here.

Sammamish city operates a Facebook page called “City of Sammamish — Government.” The city uses the page to communicate events, make public safety announcements and more. The city also live-streamed council meetings on its page, and encourages residents to comment.

The page has a list of prohibited comments, including comments that are off topic. The page does not allow any comment “that is not related to the particular article being commented on.”

The city was sued over its prohibition of off-topic comments. The plaintiffs claim that the city is abusing the rule to squash criticism. They sought a preliminary injunction to stop the city from enforcing the rule, and the court agreed.

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

Seven Children Remain Hospitalized One Week After Waukesha Parade Massacre

Seven children remain hospitalized one week after the Christmas parade massacre in Waukesha, Wisconsin, that killed six people and injured dozens more.

Three are in serious condition, three are in fair condition, and one is in good condition, a spokeswoman for Children’s Wisconsin said Sunday, according to the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal . Sixteen children were initially admitted to the facility after the attack; two were most recently released over the weekend.

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

Upscale Chicago Stores Hit by String of Burglaries on Black Friday

Burglars in Chicago on Friday hit a string of high-class retail shops, continuing a recent trend of increasing emboldened thieves making brazen robberies of high-value stores in major American cities.

Stores such as Canada Goose—known for its highly expensive winter jackets—and North Face all suffered break-ins early on Black Friday, local media reported.

Other stores such as Foot Locker and Boost Mobile were also hit.

The robberies come shortly after a high-profile robbery at one of Chicago’s Louis Vuitton outlets, one in which dozens of thieves raided the store at the same time and made off with over $100,000 of merchandise.

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

Woke Students Want Kyle Rittenhouse Kicked Out of ASU, Call Him a ‘Blood-Thirsty Murderer’

Following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse earlier this month, a student organization at Arizona State University is calling upon campus leadership to expel the acquitted teen, claiming he is a “racist” and “blood-thirsty murderer.”

Political student organization MECHA de ASU posted a list of demands to their Instagram on Friday, calling for campus leadership to “withdraw” Rittenhouse from the university, to issue a statement against “white supremacy,” and to defund their campus police in order to redirect funding to the multicultural center.

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

Canadian Professor Who Falsely Claimed to be Indigenous Loses Her Job

Canadian academic and Indigenous health expert Dr. Carrie Bourassa was revealed to not be Indigenous, despite her claims to be part of the Bear Clan of the Anishinaabe and Métis who goes by Morning Star Bear. She has now lost her government job and her professorship.

She also claims to be Tlingit, but her sister contradicted Bourassa’s claims, saying that she, and the family, are actually white, without blood ties to Indigenous Canadians. Bourassa has claimed to be Indigenous for her entire career.

Bourassa’s sister came forward after the CBC published an article by Geoff Leo slamming the professor for being Indigenous without having the DNA to back it up. Jody Burnett told the Daily Mail that her sister’s “description of our family is inaccurate, not rooted in fact and moreover is irrelevant to the issue of whether or not [she] is Métis.” A genealogical investigation showed that Bourassa is a descendant of Russians, Poles, and Czechoslovakians. Her ancestors in Canada were immigrant farmers, the Daily Mail reports.

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

Coronavirus: Tens of Thousands Protest in Austria Against COVID Vaccine Mandate

Tens of thousands of Austrians rallied over the weekend to protest against the government’s introduction of compulsory vaccination — the first EU country to do so — as the chancellor insisted on Sunday that the move would represent “a minor interference” compared to the alternatives.

One of the largest demonstrations was held in the southern city of Graz, where police said late on Saturday that around 25,000 people had gathered in a rally that remained mostly peaceful.

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

Legendary Queen Guitarist Brian May Speaks Out Against ‘Wokeness,’ Says Queen Wouldn’t Exist Today Because it Wasn’t ‘Diverse Enough’

Brian May told the public that he thinks the legendary rock band Queen would not have been able to be born in the form the world has known it in today’s world, due to the influence of “woke” culture.

“I feel very uncomfortable about some of the decisions that are being made, often out of fear,” said the Queen guitarist. “Because people are so afraid of being called out. It is a horrible atmosphere.”

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

Lockdown for Christmas? Britons Avoid More Holiday Restrictions… for Now

The UK Health Secretary has told Britons not to change their holiday plans, but avoided promising there wouldn’t be a lockdown this Christmas.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid claimed that there are currently no plans from the government to introduce a Christmas lockdown but caveated by saying that he could not make a direct promise amid the new coronavirus variant.

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

Report: World Economic Forum Sees Synthetic Biology as Force to Reset Living Systems

Redesigning organisms for other purposes is a new field of scientific endeavor known as synthetic biology. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, expect to see (and hear) more about it as scientists look to reset humanity’s future and the “bio-economy” on the back of coronavirus vaccine research.

The study was released Thursday by the Switzerland-based WEF, and proclaims a scientific human reset is near because “Synthetic biology lies at the intersection of an ageing population, climate change and environmental degradation.”

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

Swiss Express Support for Maintaining COVID Measures, Despite Protests

Swiss voters firmly backed the law behind the country’s Covid pass in a referendum Sunday, following a tense campaign marked by unprecedented levels of hostility.

The law provides the legal basis for the so-called Covid certificate to indicate that a person has been vaccinated or has recovered from the disease.

Opponents claimed the certificate, which has been required since September for access to restaurants and other indoor spaces and activities, is creating an “apartheid” system.

Final results showed 62 percent supported the law in a contest that saw voters surge to fill in their ballots.

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

UK Bureaucrats Ban Word ‘Christmas’ For Fear it Will Offend Minorities

UK Civil servants have axed the word ‘Christmas’ from a proposed government campaign, for fear the term will offend minorities.

British civil servants have apparently embraced their inner Scrooge, vetoing the use of the word ‘Christmas’ from being used in a coronavirus testing drive aimed at students, arguing that the use of the term runs the risk of offending minorities within the country.

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

UK: “Christians Enjoy No Rights in This Country”: The Persecution of Christians, October 2021

The following are among the abuses Muslims inflicted on Christians throughout the month of October 2021:

The Muslim Slaughter of Christians

United Kingdom: On Oct. 15, Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old Muslim man of Somali descent, lunged at and repeatedly stabbed British MP Sir David Amess with a knife. Amess, 69, died soon after. The murder took place inside Belfairs Methodist Church in Essex, where Amess had gone to meet with his constituents. Although initial reports indicated that the motive was unclear, police later declared it a “terrorist incident,” with “a potential link to Islamist extremism.” It is worth noting that, when it comes to severely persecuting and slaughtering Christians, Somalia is the world’s third-worst ranked nation, after Afghanistan (#2) and North Korea (#1).

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

UK: Rishmeet Singh: Boy, 16, Killed in Southall Stabbing Named by Police

A 16-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed in west London has been named.

Rishmeet Singh was attacked in Raleigh Road, Southall, just after 21:00 GMT on Wednesday. Emergency services attended however he died at the scene.

The Met Police said they were called following reports of a fight. No one has been arrested.

Ch Supt Sean Wilson said Rishmeet’s family were devastated. He added specialist detectives were working “at pace” to find out who was responsible.

The head of policing for Ealing, Hounslow and Hillingdon, added: “I know that this tragic incident will have understandably shocked the local community and our officers throughout the West Area share that shock. We remain committed to working with the local community to address any concerns they may have.

“Residents across Hounslow, Hillingdon and Ealing can expect to see an increased policing presence over the coming days and I would encourage anyone who has concerns to please speak to officers…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

China Energy Exec. Reportedly Offered Hunter Biden Massive 3-Carat Gem, $30 Million in Cash

Ye Jianming, who used to be the chairman of CEFC China Energy, reportedly offered presidential scion Hunter Biden lavish gifts including a huge 3-carat gem and $30 million in cash.

The revelation comes from emails recovered from a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, which was abandoned at a Delaware repair shop in 2019. The story was initially widely censored by social media, and also by mainstream broadcast media. The contents of the laptop are, however, now being combed through by authorities.

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

North Korea Bans Leather Coats That Copy Kim Jong UN’s Style

North Korea has now banned leather coats that copy the style of its leader Kim Jong Un in the latest crackdown of expression in the East Asian country.

Kim popularized the leather jacket in 2019, which was first worn by wealthy elites who could afford the expensive item. People in North Korea loved the look and started copying Kim. A military parade in North Korea also showcased high-ranking officials donning leather jackets, sparking further interest in the material.

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

COVID: South Africa’s President Calls for Lifting of Omicron Travel Bans

South Africa’s president has condemned travel bans enacted against his country and its neighbours over the new coronavirus variant Omicron.

Cyril Ramaphosa said he was “deeply disappointed” by the action, which he described as unjustified, and called for the bans to be urgently lifted.

The UK, EU and US are among those who have imposed travel bans.

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

South African Doctor Who Helped Discover Omicron Says Variant’s Symptoms Mild So Far

Symptoms of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron are “extremely mild,” according to South African Dr. Angelique Coetzee, who was one of the first to recognize the new variant.

She told the BBC Sunday that symptoms include “a bit of a headache,” but unlike many other COVID cases, people experience “more of a scratchy” throat, not a sore throat. Infected patients do not have a cough, and they have not been reporting a loss of smell or taste.

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

Facebook Censorship Hinders Cuban Journalists Reporting on Corruption

Independent journalists in Cuba have accused Facebook of censorship, making the journalism situation worse in a country that does not respect press freedom.

VOA reportedly spoke with independent journalists in Cuba who have experienced censorship from Facebook at some point.

Director of the Cuban Institute for the Freedom of Expression and Press (ICLEP) Alberto Crozo, who has been on house arrest since the protests in July, explained that he has dealt with censorship on Facebook.

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

Exclusive: Lukashenko Using Migrants as ‘Siege’ Weapons to ‘Save His Skin’, Says Lithuanian MP

Belarussian dictator Alexander Lukashenko is an illegitimate leader who is attempting to cling on to power through using migrants as “siege” weapons against Europe to “save his skin”, a Lithuanian MP has told Breitbart News.

Lukashenko, a former Soviet farm boss, who has been in control of Belarus since 1994, has seen his leadership thrown into doubt after mass protests were held throughout the country following last year’s election, which was widely believed to have been rigged in favour of the iron-fisted authoritarian.

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

Half of French Believe in Demographic Shift ‘Great Replacement’ Theory

A survey released this week has revealed that half of the French public believe in the “Great Replacement” theory and that elites in politics and business are attempting to replace the native population of France.

The Ifop survey, which asked a number of questions regarding immigration and topics such as Islamisation, found that 50 per cent of the French believe in the Great Replacement, a theory coined by French writer Renaud Camus to describe the demographic replacement of native peoples by mass migration.

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

‘Immigration is War’: An Interview With Éric Zemmour

Éric Zemmour looks down at a copy of The Spectator and cocks his eyebrows at the unflattering cartoon of him on the cover. He decides he doesn’t care. “It takes a lot to offend me, you know,” he says. He then leafs through the magazine making polite and appreciative noises. “Ah, Doooglas Murray!” he exclaims. “I like Doooglas Murray very much. We’ve exchanged ideas.”

Zemmour is in London as part of his still undeclared campaign to be the next president of France — to curry favor with and raise money from the many French voters who live in the capital. But the British Establishment has given him a cold reception. Mayor Sadiq Khan said he wasn’t welcome. The Royal Institution canceled his event. The UK government ordered Conservatives to call off meetings with him. That could be because Boris Johnson hopes to repair badly damaged relations with Emmanuel Macron, the man Zemmour wants to eject from the Élysée Palace. Or it could just be that Mr Z is considered so right wing as to be toxic.

Team Zemmour argue that the Tories have missed a trick. A President Zemmour would be far less antagonistic to Brexit Britain than President Macron. Zemmour is officially against “Frexit,” yet he is complimentary, even a touch romantic about Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. “The conservative elites, at least some of them, are proud to have respected the choice of the British people, unlike the French political elites,’ he says, speaking in French because his English is limited. He compares Brexit with France’s referendum in 2005, when the French said “non” to the European Constitution, only to be ignored. “That was disgraceful. I find the behavior of the British elites much more noble.”

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Lithuanian Villagers Back Tough Line on Belarus Migrants

SILIAI (Lithuania) (AFP) — From her green-painted homestead near the Belarusian border, Lithuanian pensioner Jadvyga Mackevic remembers the day she saw three migrants coming out of the forest and being detained.

“I barely saw them through my window. The border patrol immediately caught them,” the 80-year-old recalled.

Officers have now placed razor wire along the bottom of her garden in the small village of Siliai in an area that is almost entirely surrounded by the border.

While much of the migrant crisis has been focused on Poland’s border with Belarus, fellow EU and NATO member Lithuania has also been faced with an unprecedented influx of migrants.

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Macron’s Snub of UK’s Request to Stop Migrant Boats Will Cost More Lives, British Govt Insiders Say

French President Emmanuel Macron’s snub of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request to better police France’s borders will result in more migrants dying in the English Channel, figures in the government have reportedly said.

Twenty-seven migrants died off the coast of France on Wednesday trying to illegally cross the English Channel to Britain, prompting Prime Minister Johnson to criticise France for failing to take action on the masses of people gathering from its shores preparing to take the perilous journey.

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Migrant Found Allegedly Stabbed to Death in Italian Border City

An African migrant, believed to be between the ages of 18 and 20, was found dead in the Italian border city of Ventimiglia near France this week, with investigators believing the young man was stabbed to death.

The body of the African was found under the Roverino overpass on Friday morning and he is believed to have died after being stabbed at least five times. According to investigators he was stabbed in the abdomen and in the back, however, it is currently unclear what type of weapon was used.

According to a report from the newspaper Il Giornale, it is assumed he may have been attacked after an argument with a fellow migrant, an occurrence not uncommon in the city.

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UK: Boris ‘Hasn’t Got a Clue’! Farage Slams Tories for ‘Rudderless’ Response to Migrant Crisis

Nigel Farage has accused the British government of being “utterly rudderless” in the face of a growing migrant crisis in the English Channel and said that Prime Minister Boris Johnson doesn’t have “a clue” how to manage post-Brexit Britain.

The Brexit leader, who has hinted at a possible political comeback over the Conservative government’s failures to stop illegal boat migration, said that the issue — which he has long highlighted — runs the risk of turning into a “national crisis” and that the government is “utterly rudderless” in dealing with it.

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UK: Emmanuel Macron is Left Out in the Cold as Priti Patel Goes Dutch on Migrant Crisis by Opening Direct Talks With European Ministers

Emmanuel Macron faced embarrassment last night as it emerged that Priti Patel was seeking a new deal with European partners on returning Channel migrants.

Amid new attacks from France, the Home Secretary opened direct talks with European ministers yesterday after the deaths of at least 27 people last week.

The French government barred Miss Patel from attending a Calais summit after president Macron took umbrage at an alleged breach of protocol.

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/28/2021

  1. If any more proof is needed that the UK is finished as an actual country, read this article.

    Now the word “Christmas” is to be forbidden which makes it on par with the N-word and other colloquialisms.

    Who could imagine it would come to this once proud nation? Their rich culture is now dominated by culture enrichers of the worst kind and that includes their lawmakers.

    Forget about “Keep Christ in Christmas.” How about Keep Christmas in Christmas?

    UK Bureaucrats Ban Word ‘Christmas’ for Fear It Will Offend Minorities

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/11/28/uk-bureaucrats-ban-word-christmas-for-fear-it-will-offend-minorities/

    • Certainly the war against the white native people in UK is waged with an intensity that increases at an alarming rate. Truly a nation in terminal decline.

    • Sources?

      Not to say that I wouldn’t be shocked by such a diagnosis; he’s demonstrably already an imbecile working towards achieving Epsilon-Minus Semi-Moron status. Just need a source for such a bold alternate assertion to explain why he’s so Brandon’ed up.

  2. Belarus used to be rarely in the news, yet it exploded into our conscious in 2020. The “iron fisted despot” Lukashenko forced, I repeat forced, his people to choose whether or not to go to a football match or down the pub. He was offered million in a loan to comply, he refused. Demonstrations took place, their spontaneity must have been organised. The subsequent sequence of events has hardly kept him and his country out of the news. One newspaper in the UK described him as the last European dictator, they didn’t add that the people were among the freest in europe. My suspicion is that the EU(SSR) has expansionist ambitions in that area. They have helped to destabilise Ukraine, and now Belarus. Sometimes these people can be so obvious in their subterfuge.

    • And Trump was the last President who had some semblance of democracy

      and commonsense.

      Democracy withour honor, morals, commonsense, conscience, a refined feel of justice . . .

      is wofrse than any system because it hates its own people

      and worships the enemy . . . namely … jihadis .

      First they came for small mosques, then megamosques, then fight those who are around the mosque, then the houses around it become dirty cheap then they are bought by jihadis, then the circle of white flight ever incfreases, then the whole distric is confiscated. Then the whole city,

      Then the adjacent city.

      Britain go back to sleep and wake up at 3 am at the call of the muazzin.

      Did you know Brityain has several think tanks to design safety strategies for Britain. . . . oh yeah the easiest way how to surrender,\.

  3. Have you read the latest news from Afghanistan [sump]?

    Pashtuns evict Tajiks, Uzbeks and Turkmens from their lands.
    First they came for non-Muslims, then they came for non-Sunnis (Hazaras), now they came for non-Pashtuns.
    What’s next? I’ll go get some popcorn and watch.

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