Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/7/2021

Bishops in the Greek Orthodox Church have mandated that priests under their supervision be vaccinated against COVID-19 or go on leave. Meanwhile, as of tomorrow Austria will introduce a vaccine passport system that will prevent the unvaxed from entering bars or other public venues.

In other news, police in North Macedonia discovered 42 illegal migrants packed into a truck near the border with Greece.

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USA
» ‘A Horrendous Overreach’: Hundreds Rally in Protest of Hospital’s Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate
» Aaron Rodgers Loses Deal With Prevea Health After Speaking Out About Being Unvaccinated
» Antifa Member Threatens to Sue and Dox Fellow Comrades Over Abuse Allegations
» Astronomer Retracts Paper on Use of Data to Make Hiring Decisions Because it Could Harm ‘Women and Minorities’
» Biden Approval Plummets to 38 Percent, Harris Approval Only 28 Percent
» Bill Reintroduced to Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization
» Boston Antifa Protest Turns Violent, 2 Arrested After Police in Riot Gear Respond
» California’s Attempt to Hobble Gifted Students Over ‘Racial Disparities’ Starting to Backfire
» Chicago Homicide Crisis Worsens as Mayor Lightfoot Fails to Quell Violence
» ‘Defund the Police’ Protesters Storm Field of Northwestern University Football Game
» Fans Loudly Chant ‘F**k Joe Biden’ During UFC 268
» Florida Republicans Officially Outnumber Democrats in Voter Registration for First Time
» New Jersey State Senate Candidate Who Spent $153 to Win Apologizes for Criticizing Islam
» One Person Shot in the Leg at San Diego Zoo Safari Park: SDPD
» Pilots Protest Against Vaccine Mandates Outside Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
» Police: Woman Dressed as UPS Driver Shoots Woman in Northeast DC
» Retired Firefighter Fatally Shoots Alleged Chicago Robber
» Rust Crew Member May Lose Arm After Deadly Spider Bite
» Study Reveals ‘Dramatic’ Decline in All Three COVID-19 Vaccines’ Efficacy Over Time
» V is for Vaccine: CNN and Sesame Street Host Town Hall Encouraging Kids Ages 5 to 11 to Get Vaccinated
» Virginia Woman Exiting a Burning House Shot and Killed by Officers
» Watch: George Floyd’s Nephew Threatens Jurors in Rittenhouse Case
 
Canada
» ‘It’s Time We Woke Up’: Pro-Freedom Protesters March to Maple Ridge Mayor’s Office
» Muslim Population of Canada Triples in 15 Years
 
Europe and the EU
» Almost 100,000 COVID-19 Inspections Were Carried Out Throughout Greece, Resulting in Arrests and Fines
» Austria Launches Vaccine Passports
» Czech PM Babis: I Hope Fiala Realizes How Important V4 is
» Emissions Reported at Climate Summit: Camilla Blown Away After Hearing Joe Biden ‘Loudly’ Fart
» European Army: Rhetoric Versus Reality
» Extinction Rebellion Activists Arrested at Protest in Brussels
» France: Knife-Wielding Muslim Tries to Steal Police Car, Screams ‘Allahu Akbar’ And Recites Qur’an Verses
» France: Mosque Preaching Armed Jihad and Terrorism Was Hosted Free of Charge by Communist Town Hall
» Germans Face Highest Inflation Rates in Decades as Energy Prices Rise
» German Police: Syrian Train Attacker Stabbed Passengers ‘At Random’, Showed Signs of Mental Illness
» Greek Bishops Demand Clergy Get Vaccine or be Put on Leave
» Insulate Britain: Hertfordshire Protests Costs Police £58k
» Only 1 in 5 Czechs Believe in God
» Over a Thousand Anti-Vaccine Passport Protestors Clash With Police in Germany
» Poland to Double the Size of Its Army, Citing “Russia’s Imperial Ambitions”
» Scotland: Extinction Rebellion Protestors Plan Mass Disruption With ‘One Person’ Road Blocks Across Scotland
» Since 2018 Sweden Has Seen Nearly 1,300 Shootings, 169 Fatal
» Thousands March in Protest of Vaccine Passports in Italy
» UK: Basingstoke ‘It’s Okay to be White’ Posters Spark Investigation
» UK: Bill Gates: “Germ Games” Needed to Prepare for Bioterrorist Attacks
» UK: Health Minister Tells Britons to Get COVID Booster to Avoid Christmas Restrictions
 
North Africa
» Two Egyptian Muslim Brothers Jailed for Life for Killing Christian Shopkeeper
 
Middle East
» Iraqi Prime Minister Survives Explosive-Laden Drone Attack
 
South Asia
» Bangladesh: After Muslim Attacks, Christians Join Hindus and Buddhists in Call for Protection of Non-Muslims
» India: Assam: Shopkeeper Verbally Abuses, Manhandles 22-Yr-Old Muslim Woman for Wearing Jeans and Not Burqa
» Nine Members of Students’ Islamic Movement of India Convicted for Roles in 2013 Jihad Bombings at Modi Rally
» Pakistan: Muslims Attack and Fire Upon Christians in Order to Seize Their Lands
 
Australia — Pacific
» New Zealand: New Charges for Muslim Teen Accused of Death Threats to Non-Muslims
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria: Muslims Kidnap More Than a Hundred Christians in Raid on Church
 
Immigration
» ‘If You Need Them, Take Them’: Orban Offers Western Europe Migrant ‘Corridor’ If EU Wants Mass Migration
» North Macedonia Police Find 42 Migrants Packed in a Truck
 

‘A Horrendous Overreach’: Hundreds Rally in Protest of Hospital’s Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story identified Michelle Tanner as a member of the St. George City Council. Tanner is not a member of the council but a candidate, although as of the latest official vote count she appears to have won election to the council and could be sworn in when the new council is installed in January.

An anti-vaccine mandate protest on Saturday had hundreds of St. George residents flocking to the front of the St. George Regional Hospital, days after Intermountain Healthcare announced it would require its employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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

Aaron Rodgers Loses Deal With Prevea Health After Speaking Out About Being Unvaccinated

Aaron Rodgers and Prevea Health have parted ways.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback is out Sunday against the Chiefs after testing positive for COVID-19, and it was also revealed that he’s unvaccinated.

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Antifa Member Threatens to Sue and Dox Fellow Comrades Over Abuse Allegations

On Saturday, Christian Exoo, the notorious Antifa member behind the AntiFash Gordon Twitter account, sent a cease and desist letter to Torch Antifa Network stating that their claims outlining cases of abuse he allegedly committed were false.

In April, Torch issued a statement separating them from Exoo, stating that accounts from individuals that came forth against Exoo show a pattern of emotional and physical abuse against his past partners and housemates.

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Astronomer Retracts Paper on Use of Data to Make Hiring Decisions Because it Could Harm ‘Women and Minorities’

University of Texas at Austin astronomer John Kormendy retracted a paper and paused a book about the use of hard data in the hiring and funding of professors after criticism that it harmed women and racial minorities.

Kormendy (right), known for his research on black holes, published the paper at arXiv as a preprint and submitted it for publication to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He retracted the paper but an archived version can be found here. A book on the same subject has been paused.

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Biden Approval Plummets to 38 Percent, Harris Approval Only 28 Percent

The approval ratings for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have plummeted to incredible lows, according to a newly released poll.

A survey published on Sunday from USA TODAY/Suffolk University revealed that Biden’s approval rating is just 38 percent.

Harris isn’t doing any better with voters, with only 28 percent approving of the job she has been doing.

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Bill Reintroduced to Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization

This is timely, as Biden’s handlers appear to be once again aiding the Brotherhood, as Obama did during his first two terms as well.

“Republican Senators Reintroduce Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act,” Asharq Al-Awsat, November 6, 2021.

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Boston Antifa Protest Turns Violent, 2 Arrested After Police in Riot Gear Respond

A protest in Boston turned violent after Antifa groups arrived to a “Rise Against Tyranny” demonstration.

The protest, which began at noon Sunday, was organized by the “Super Happy Fun America” organization, which gathered at the Boston Common reportedly to protest mask and vaccine mandates.

Several organizations such as “Green Monster Antifa” and “Solidarity Against Hate — Boston” announced on Twitter they would be showing up to the event in order to “Tell the Capitol Rioters to Get Out of Boston.”

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California’s Attempt to Hobble Gifted Students Over ‘Racial Disparities’ Starting to Backfire

California’s attempts to eliminate accelerated math courses for gifted students was a terrible idea from the beginning. Now it’s beginning to backfire.

Premised on the absurd notion that naturally gifted asian and white students simply have better opportunities than black and brown students — as opposed to differences in study habits, parental involvement, and cultural values — a draft plan to overhaul how math is taught across the state has set off a fierce debate, according to the NY Times.

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Chicago Homicide Crisis Worsens as Mayor Lightfoot Fails to Quell Violence

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s promise to reduce an epidemic of gun violence has failed miserably, new crime statistics published by the Chicago Police Department shows.

The liberal mayor’s performance in office has been disappointing, and there’s growing discontent among Chicagoans as gun violence spirals out of control.

On Monday, police data showed 678 people in Chicago were murdered between Jan.1 and Oct. 31. That’s higher than the past four years.

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‘Defund the Police’ Protesters Storm Field of Northwestern University Football Game

“Defund the Police” protesters stormed the field of the Northwestern University (NU) versus Iowa Hawkeyes football game Saturday, Sports Illustrated reported.

Nine protesters holding signs with different political messages ran onto the field towards the end of the first half of the game, according to Sports Illustrated (SI). Some of the messages on the signs read “Divest from death,” “Stop funding the war on Palestine,” and “Abolish NUPD Invest in black lives.” The game took place at Northwestern University’s home stadium, Ryan Field, in Evanston, Illinois.

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Fans Loudly Chant ‘F**k Joe Biden’ During UFC 268

UFC fans busted out into a thunderous chant against President Joe Biden Saturday night.

In a video tweeted by Old Row Sports, fans at UFC 268 loudly chanted “F**k Joe Biden” during Rose Namajunas’ fight against Chinese-born star Weili Zhang.

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Florida Republicans Officially Outnumber Democrats in Voter Registration for First Time

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that registered Republican voters in Florida have now surpassed Democratic voters for the first time in the state’s history.

DeSantis shared the news during the National Conference of State Legislatures as a milestone achievement that the state’s GOP has been pursuing for years.

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New Jersey State Senate Candidate Who Spent $153 to Win Apologizes for Criticizing Islam

Durr wrote: “Mohammed was a pedophile! Islam is a false religion! Only fools follow Muslim teachings! It is a cult of hate!”

Was Muhammad a pedophile? The case can certainly be made, from Islamic texts.

Is Islam a false religion? That’s a judgment call. The criteria people use for judging the truth or falsehood of religions vary widely. Is one now required to believe that Islam is true in order to hold a seat in the New Jersey state senate?

Do only fools follow Muslim teachings? Of course not. Many people who are highly intelligent, resourceful, and clever follow Islamic teachings. Now: if Durr had said “Only fools follow Christian teachings,” would he have been compelled to apologize? It’s more likely that the establishment media would be celebrating him as an “edgy,” “courageous,” “outspoken” candidate.

Is Islam a cult of hate? Well, the Qur’an tells Muslims that Abraham is an excellent example for them to follow when he tells his father that there will be “enmity and hatred” between them unless and until his father follows Allah (60:4). It also says: “Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. Those who follow him are ruthless to unbelievers, merciful to one another” (48:29). Does that make Islam a cult of hate? Not necessarily, but again, the case can be made, and again, if Durr had said that Christianity was a cult of hate, he would be a media darling right now.

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One Person Shot in the Leg at San Diego Zoo Safari Park: SDPD

A person was shot in the leg in the parking lot of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park Sunday, the San Diego Police Department police said.

According to SDPD Sgt. Kevin Gibson, the shooting happened around 4:34 p.m. at 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, after a report of a domestic violence incident. The person was hospitalized, Gibson said.

The person may have been shot accidentally, Gibson said. Police investigators were on the scene interviewing witnesses to find out exactly what happened.

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Pilots Protest Against Vaccine Mandates Outside Charlotte-Douglas International Airport

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — As planes were taking off from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport Saturday, pilots who fly for major airlines and others were protesting vaccine mandates below.

The rally put on by the group US Freedom Flyers was organized to express their stand against the most recent requirements from the Biden administration for companies with 100 or more workers.

Get vaccinated by January 4, or submit to weekly COVID testing.

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Police: Woman Dressed as UPS Driver Shoots Woman in Northeast DC

A woman was shot multiple times in front of her Northeast D.C. home by a woman dressed as a UPS delivery driver, according to police.

The shooting suspect, later identified by police as Tommie Lynn Dunmire, 54, of Norfolk, Virginia, shot herself in her car only blocks away as she fled the scene, D.C. police said.

At 9:25 p.m. Friday, police officers were called to investigate reports of gunshots in the 1600 block of Rosedale Street in the Kingman Park neighborhood of Northeast.

When first responders arrived on the scene, they say a woman was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was immediately transferred to the hospital, where she is being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said that the two women knew each other and had a previous altercation before this incident. Police told NBC Washington that they believe the suspect dressed like a UPS employee to trick the woman into opening her door.

Dunmire was apprehended driving away in her car in the 1400 block of Florida Avenue, NE. Police said she shot herself in the head as officers approached the vehicle.

Police said Saturday that Dunmire is in the hospital in critical condition and charges are pending against her.

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Retired Firefighter Fatally Shoots Alleged Chicago Robber

An alleged robber was fatally shot by a retired firefighter on the South Side of Chicago Saturday, according to NBC5 Chicago.

Chicago police reported that the shooting occurred in the Burnside neighborhood at the 500 block of East 89th Street in the early afternoon, according to NBC5 Chicago.

A car reportedly pulled up to the personal garage of the 77-year-old retired firefighter before a man exited the vehicle.

Police said that the man then took out a weapon and demanded the retired firefighter’s property, according to NBC5 Chicago.

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Rust Crew Member May Lose Arm After Deadly Spider Bite

Days after Alec Baldwin shot and killed a woman in a horrific accident, the Rust production crew has been hit by a “devastating event”.

The Rust film has been hit with another “devastating event” after a crew member was bitten by a venomous spider while packing up the set.

Lamp operator and pipe rigger Jason Miller faces losing his arm after being bitten by a brown recluse spider while winding down production in New Mexico.

According to a Just Giving crowd-funding page, Mr Miller soon came down with severe symptoms, including necrosis of his arm and sepsis, and is currently in hospital.

“He has been hospitalised and endured multiple surgeries each day as doctors do their best to stop the infection and try to save his arm from amputation,” the crowd-funding page says, according to Sky News.

“It will be a very long road to recovery for Jason if the medical team is able to save his arm.

“If under worse circumstances he loses his arm, this is a life-changing and devastating event for Jason and his family.”

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Study Reveals ‘Dramatic’ Decline in All Three COVID-19 Vaccines’ Efficacy Over Time

A study which analyzed the records of nearly 800,000 US veterans of all ages found that the three main Covid-19 vaccines experienced ‘dramatic’ drops in efficacy over six months, according to the LA Times.

Between early March and Septemper, as the Delta variant rapidly became the dominant strain worldwide, the ability of Moderna’s two-dose vaccine to prevent infections dropped from 89% — 58%, Pfizer’s went from 87% — 45%, and J&J’s single-dose vaccine went from 86% to just 13%.

The findings were published Thursday in peer-reviewed Science.

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V is for Vaccine: CNN and Sesame Street Host Town Hall Encouraging Kids Ages 5 to 11 to Get Vaccinated

As the COVID-19 vaccine begins to be administered to children as young as 5-years-old, CNN hosted a town hall with the beloved inhabitants of Sesame Street to encourage children to get vaccinated.

“The ABCs of COVID Vaccines,” hosted by CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and journalist Erica Hill, opened with 5-year-old monster Rosita excitedly telling her friends how she just got her first dose of the COVID vaccine.

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Virginia Woman Exiting a Burning House Shot and Killed by Officers

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a woman armed with a handgun after exiting her burning home in western Virginia has been fatally shot by officers.

Virginia State Police is investigating the early Sunday death of Chelsae Clevenger-Kirk of Bedford County. State police say the situation began Saturday when a wildlife resources officer tried to stop a female motorcyclist who was neither wearing a helmet nor displaying a license plate.

The woman went into a home. The officer then heard shots inside. Police say hours later she began setting fires inside, then came outside with the gun. That’s when police say the officer and Bedford County sheriff’s deputies fired.

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Watch: George Floyd’s Nephew Threatens Jurors in Rittenhouse Case

Cortez Rice, the nephew of the now-deceased George Floyd, had a chilling and threatening message for jurors currently sitting at the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse.

“I ain’t even gonna name the people that I know that’s up in the Kenosha trial. But it’s cameras in there. It’s definitely cameras up in there. There’s definitely people taking pictures of the juries and everything like that,” said Rice in a video.

“We know what’s going on, so we need the same results, man. We need the same results,” added Rice, who went on to name a list of people for whom he demands “justice.”

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‘It’s Time We Woke Up’: Pro-Freedom Protesters March to Maple Ridge Mayor’s Office

This past Wednesday a Global Walkout protest brought out new faces in new places for freedom. Over 150 people, including front-line workers affected by no jab, no pay, mandates, gathered at Memorial Peace Park, in Maple Ridge BC.

“It’s time we woke up, and we take our power back,” said local resident Andy Dodge who organized the rally.

The protesters, many of whom had never been to a rally before, marched around the downtown area with a plan to march to Cities Mayor, Mike Morden’s office to deliver letters containing the many concerns the protesters have related

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Muslim Population of Canada Triples in 15 Years

Islam is now the fastest-growing religion in the country, says Statistics Canada.

Blacklock’s Reporter says the Muslim population as a portion of the entire country has more than tripled since 1996 but remains outnumbered 9 to 1 by Catholics.

“The religious landscape in Canada has undergone significant changes,” analysts wrote in a report.

Statistics Canada said the impact was far-reaching.

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Almost 100,000 COVID-19 Inspections Were Carried Out Throughout Greece, Resulting in Arrests and Fines

Almost 100,000 Covid-19 inspections were carried out throughout Greece, on Saturday, the first day of implementation of the new measures to limit the spread of coronavirus, according to the National Transparency Authority (EAD) .

Specifically, on 6 November, 99,258 inspections were carried out by police, coast guard and other authorities, of which 601 were found to have breached epidemiological measures.

A total of 228,150 euros in fines and suspension of operation were imposed on 25 businesses, while 11 arrests were made by Greek police.

The main violations concerned the non-use of a mask indoors and the non-observance of social distancing; the non-display of the maximum number of people allowed inside the store; the non-observance of the rules of operation / limit of customers within the store and lack of Covid-19 certification.

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Austria Launches Vaccine Passports

Austrians who can’t produce a vaccine passport will soon not be able to enter bars and multiple other public places. The vaccine mandate has been imposed because of the rising number of cases, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said while announcing the new restrictions.

The vaccine passport mandate will take effect starting Monday. Those who have not been vaccinated will not be able to enter most public and entertainment venues and events with more than 25 people. The move is expected to have a huge impact, considering 36% of the country’s population has not been vaccinated.

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Czech PM Babis: I Hope Fiala Realizes How Important V4 is

Current Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis hopes that the incoming prime minister, Petr Fiala, will realize the importance of the Visegrad Group (V4) alliance of Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland, which often faces criticism. Babis voiced his support for the V4 before his departure to Budapest for a meeting of V4 prime ministers.

“I don’t understand why anyone would criticize the V4. This bloc of four countries has played a key role in the fight against illegal migration. V4 is important, and these states are our biggest partners in terms of export and import. There are historical ties. It would be a shame if the block broke. I hope the next prime minister will realize how important the bloc is,” said Babis at the Prague airport just before leaving for the V4 meeting in Hungary.

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Emissions Reported at Climate Summit: Camilla Blown Away After Hearing Joe Biden ‘Loudly’ Fart

The Duchess of Cornwall has reportedly been telling close associates President Joe Biden made his own contribution to global supplies of natural gas when he farted “loudly” in front of her at the Glasgow COP26 climate conference.

Camilla was apparently blown away by the smelly incident and “hasn’t stopped talking about it” since: “It was long and loud and impossible to ignore,” an insider told the Mail on Sunday.

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European Army: Rhetoric Versus Reality

European federalists seeking to transform the 27-member European Union into a European superstate — a so-called United States of Europe — have revived a decades-old proposal to build a European army.

The call for a supranational army, part of a push for Europe to achieve “strategic autonomy” from the United States, is being spearheaded by French President Emmanuel Macron, who, as part of his reelection campaign, apparently hopes to replace outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the de facto leader of Europe.

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Extinction Rebellion Activists Arrested at Protest in Brussels

Protesters from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion were detained by Brussels police on Saturday before they managed to haul a boat toward the Belgian parliament, in a stunt to protest climate change.

Police spotted the boat atop a trailer and detained the driver, prompting other activists to lie down on the ground in protest.

Police made several arrests, but the incident ended peacefully.

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France: Knife-Wielding Muslim Tries to Steal Police Car, Screams ‘Allahu Akbar’ And Recites Qur’an Verses

Celebrate diversity!

“Near Lyon: armed with a knife, he tries to carjack a police car and shouts ‘Allah Akbar,’“ translated from “Pre’s de Lyon : armé d’un couteau, il tente de carjacker une voiture de police et crie ‘Allah Akbar,’“ Lyon Mag, November 7, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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France: Mosque Preaching Armed Jihad and Terrorism Was Hosted Free of Charge by Communist Town Hall

As the jihadi blade slices through their throats, the last thoughts of these Leftists will be to congratulate themselves for never having been “Islamophobic.”

“Allonnes: the radical mosque was hosted free of charge by the communist town hall,” translated from “Allonnes : la mosquée radicale était hébergée gratuitement par la mairie communiste,” Valeurs Actuelles, November 4, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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Germans Face Highest Inflation Rates in Decades as Energy Prices Rise

From energy and food, to paper and rent, prices have been rising in Germany and across Europe. The latest data puts inflation in Europe’s biggest economy at five percent year-on-year, the highest level in 30 years.

Bild, the country’s biggest-selling newspaper, blames the European Central Bank for failing to rein in prices and even adding to the problem with its cheap money policy.

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German Police: Syrian Train Attacker Stabbed Passengers ‘At Random’, Showed Signs of Mental Illness

VIENNA (AP) — A 27-year-old man who stabbed four people with a knife on a German high-speed train apparently attacked his victims “at random” and showed signs of mental illness, authorities said Sunday.

Police and investigators told reporters in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz that the attacker’s intentions were still unclear, but there is no indication currently of a terror motive.

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Greek Bishops Demand Clergy Get Vaccine or be Put on Leave

Two Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Bishops have demanded that priests under them be vaccinated against coronavirus or they will be put on leave.

The Metropolitan Bishops of Mytilene and Dodoni have both stated to their priests that they must take the coronavirus vaccine or they will be forced on unpaid leave. They have given the unvaccinated priests several days to decide their course of action.

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Insulate Britain: Hertfordshire Protests Costs Police £58k

Dealing with Insulate Britain protests on the M25 in Hertfordshire has cost taxpayers more than £58,000 to police.

The group, which has called on the government to do more to insulate homes, has protested on major roads in south-east England since September.

In some cases activists have glued themselves to roads.

A Freedom of Information request by the Local Democracy Reporting Service found the seven protests in the county cost Hertfordshire Police £58,775.22.

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Only 1 in 5 Czechs Believe in God

About a fifth of people in the Czech Republic believe in God, although some have doubts, according to a recent survey on faith conducted by STEM/ MARK and commissioned by the Christian Maranatha non-profit organization. Overall, 35 percent of respondents stated they believe in some higher power, while 23 percent do not believe in any in God or a higher power.

The survey showed that 48 percent of respondents were led to believe in God by their families. Before reaching adulthood, 57 percent of these people realized their faith in God or a higher power. According to the survey, women, people over the age of 60, and inhabitants of Moravia, in the southeast part of Czechia, are more likely to believe in God.

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Over a Thousand Anti-Vaccine Passport Protestors Clash With Police in Germany

On Saturday, protestors and police clashed in the Saxony, Germany city of Leipzig, where a rally against an upcoming Saxony vaccine passport was held.

At least 3,000 people were registered to attend the Leipzig Movement’s march across the Leipzig Ring, according to DW. Due to tightened COVID-19 restrictions though, only 1,000 were legally allowed to attend.

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Poland to Double the Size of Its Army, Citing “Russia’s Imperial Ambitions”

Poland announced this past week that it plans to double the size of its army to 300,000 — which would make it the largest in the European Union — as it’s increasingly worried about destabilizing threats from Belarus, and also amid fresh Western media speculation of a Russian troop build-up near Ukraine.

On Tuesday deputy prime minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski cited Poland’s sensitive geopolitical location as a buffer between central Europe and Russia, noting “Russia’s imperial ambitions” and the “hybrid warfare” waged by Lukashenko’s Belarus in the form of sending Muslim migrants en masse across Poland’s border.

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Scotland: Extinction Rebellion Protestors Plan Mass Disruption With ‘One Person’ Road Blocks Across Scotland

Climate change protesters are being urged to cause “mass disruption” in their local area — with a one-person road block.

Extinction Rebellion have urged supporters in Scotland to “put their bodies on the road” in a lone action this week.

The Sunday Mail has seen further exchanges between protesters in their private messaging channel on chat app Telegram.

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Since 2018 Sweden Has Seen Nearly 1,300 Shootings, 169 Fatal

From January 1st, 2018, to September of this year, Sweden has seen a total of 1,296 shootings, with 169 people killed as a result and another 460 injured.

The number of shootings increased year on year from 2018 to 2020, with last year seeing a total of 376 shootings overall.

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Thousands March in Protest of Vaccine Passports in Italy

ROME — Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Milan, Trieste, Padua, and other Italian cities Saturday night to protest the obligation of a coronavirus “Green Pass” to enter restaurants, gyms, and places of work.

Italy made the Green Pass mandatory for all workers on October 15, requiring a document that certifies a coronavirus vaccination, a negative test, or recovery from the virus.

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UK: Basingstoke ‘It’s Okay to be White’ Posters Spark Investigation

Posters saying “It’s okay to be white” have sparked a police hate crime investigation.

They were found on lampposts in two roads in Basingstoke and near Basingstoke College of Technology.

Hampshire Constabulary was alerted to the posters by a resident on Thursday and said they are being treated as a hate crime.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has arranged for the posters to be removed.

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UK: Bill Gates: “Germ Games” Needed to Prepare for Bioterrorist Attacks

Authored by Jack Phillips via The Epoch Times

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Tuesday warned that international authorities, including the World Health Organization, need to take action against the threat posed by bioterrorism and said “germ games” is the best way to prevent it.

“It’ll take probably about a billion a year for a pandemic Task Force at the WHO level, which is doing the surveillance and actually doing what I call ‘germ games’ where you practice,” Gates during an interview with the chair of the Health Select Committee, Jeremy Hunt, for the think tank Policy Exchange, according to Sky News.

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UK: Health Minister Tells Britons to Get COVID Booster to Avoid Christmas Restrictions

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said Britons need to “come together” and get their booster shots for the Chinese coronavirus to “avoid a return to restrictions and enjoy Christmas”.

The Department for Health and Social Care revealed on Sunday that 10 million people in the UK have already received their “top-up” vaccines, with a further three million invited for their boosters in the coming weeks.

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Two Egyptian Muslim Brothers Jailed for Life for Killing Christian Shopkeeper

Two Muslim brothers known for their hatred and harassment of Christians have been jailed for life by Alexandria Criminal Court for the killing of Egyptian Christian shopkeeper Ramsis Hermina, 47.

Under Egyptian law it means that Nasser and Ali al-Sambo must serve 25 years in prison for the brutal attack on 10 December 2020 in which two other Christian men, including Mr Hermina’s brother, were injured.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Survives Explosive-Laden Drone Attack

On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survived a drone strike assassination attempt on his home residence in the fortified Green Zone.

Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, a senior official in the Iraqi interior ministry, told the Wall Street Journal that two drones were involved in the attack. One of the drones carried two rockets, which included the one that exploded on impact.

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Bangladesh: After Muslim Attacks, Christians Join Hindus and Buddhists in Call for Protection of Non-Muslims

Bangledesh has experienced a recent spate of vicious “attacks on dozens of Hindu temples and the deaths of at least seven people” by Muslims. But it’s not new. It’s a familiar picture everywhere: attack infidels, strike terror into them with the goal of subjugation and of establishing (or maintaining) the supremacy of the Sharia everywhere, as is well documented in the Quran and Hadiths. So now, Christians, Hindus and Buddhists have joined in unity in Bangladesh to call for greater protection of religious minorities.

Religious rights and freedoms are absent for non-Muslim in mainstream Islamic law, so the more religious any area becomes under Islam, the more oppressive it becomes for minorities.

“Bangladeshi Christians join calls for greater protection for religious minorities,” Barnabus Fund, November 2, 2021.

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India: Assam: Shopkeeper Verbally Abuses, Manhandles 22-Yr-Old Muslim Woman for Wearing Jeans and Not Burqa

A shopkeeper in Assam allegedly hurled verbal abuses at a 22-year-old woman and also manhandled her for wearing jeans instead of a burqa. The man allegedly told her that she should be wearing “decent” clothes as she was a Muslim. Police have detained the man and his son, who allegedly beat up the woman’s father for questioning the shop owner for abusing his daughter.

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Nine Members of Students’ Islamic Movement of India Convicted for Roles in 2013 Jihad Bombings at Modi Rally

India’s special National Investigation Agency (NIA) has pronounced the death sentence for four jihad terrorists, Numan Ansari, Haider Ali, Imtiyaz Ansari, and Mojibullah Ansari, who belong to the Islamic jihad terror outfit SIMI and were convicted in the 2013 Patna serial bombings. The October 2013 bombings targeted an election rally of the then-candidate and present Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. Among the other convicts, Umer Siddiqui and Azharuddin have been sentenced to life imprisonment; Ahmad Hussain and Firoj Aslam to ten years imprisonment, and Ifteqaar Alam to seven years.

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Pakistan: Muslims Attack and Fire Upon Christians in Order to Seize Their Lands

These Muslims, the “best of people” (Qur’an 3:110) have contempt for the Christians, “the most vile of created beings” (98:6). They know that in the perfect Islamic State, Christians would be paying jizya to them and submitting to their hegemony (cf. Qur’an 9:29). They know that police and law courts in Pakistan are likely to be more sympathetic to them than to their victims. So there is no downside to this behavior.

“Muslims fire at Christians in Burewala to seize their lands,” by Shafique Khokhar, Asia News, November 4, 2021.

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New Zealand: New Charges for Muslim Teen Accused of Death Threats to Non-Muslims

Where did this young man learn about Islam? What is taught at his mosque? Does anyone know? Does anyone care? Why isn’t his mosque being investigated?

“New charges for teen accused of death threats to non-Muslims,” by Jean Bell, RNZ, November 1, 2021.

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Nigeria: Muslims Kidnap More Than a Hundred Christians in Raid on Church

Abduction of Infidels is sanctioned in Islamic law and subject to particular rules: “As for the captives, the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. Allah, may he be exalted, says, ‘When you encounter those [infidels] who deny [the Truth=Islam] then strike [their] necks’ (Qur’an sura 47, verse 4)” — Al-Mawardi, al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah (The Laws of Islamic Governance).

“Gunmen kidnap more than a hundred Christians in raid on Nigerian church,” by Simon Caldwell, Catholic Herald, November 5, 2021.

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‘If You Need Them, Take Them’: Orban Offers Western Europe Migrant ‘Corridor’ If EU Wants Mass Migration

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has offered to provide a “corridor” through his country to allow migrants to travel to Western Europe if EU leaders want mass migration, telling them: “If you need them, take them.”

The Hungarian prime minister made the offer while speaking to public broadcaster Kossuth Radio on Friday, saying that he was open to allowing for a “corridor” in Hungary so migrants can get to Western Europe.

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North Macedonia Police Find 42 Migrants Packed in a Truck

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have discovered 42 migrants in a truck in the southeastern part of the country near the border with Greece.

A police patrol car followed the truck Saturday near the town of Star Dojran, 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of the capital of Skopje, intending to flag it down and inspect it. Before they could do so, the driver of the truck and a passenger jumped out while the vehicle was moving. The truck then turned and hit the police patrol car. The police officers were not injured.

Police discovered 41 migrants from Syria and one Bangladeshi packed in the truck. None of them were injured.

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

  1. What happens when everyone goes home?
    By Helena Edlund, priest, armd army officer

    This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.

    When the clock strikes 22 and I have just seen Aktuellt’s evening broadcast on state Television 2, it is these lines from T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Hollow Men” I associate it with. Because it stands and sways. Even though Swedes should be hardened now, in recent months we have been overwhelmed by so much information about how bad things actually are in society that it has become too much.

    The headlines are about daily shootings, bombings, murders, rapes and assaults. We see how the criminal gangs are gaining more and more ground. The police have stopped moving out, even in the case of serious crimes, and eight out of ten murders in Stockholm are unsolved. The Swedish Police Confederation reports that three out of four police officers are actively looking for other work.

    Healthcare is on its knees after decades of cuts, and also burdened with a pandemic. Nursing staff are threatened at work and emergency rooms must be guarded by police so as not to be stormed by foreign patients’ aggressive relatives.

    Maternity care is hard hit – out of 21 regions in Sweden, 19 have a shortage of midwives. The news broadcast I just saw focused on the situation at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm, where 41 of 72 midwives have resigned. The midwives interviewed say that they are responsible for two, three or four births at the same time. They do not have time to monitor security or go to the toilet. Now they stop because they can no longer bear it.

    The shortage of teachers is acute. The teachers’ union has pointed out that every second teacher in primary school has been exposed to physical violence and now the schools employ those they can get. Desperate parents talk about how their children are taught by teachers who have no education and do not even know Swedish. During the breaks, the jungle law prevails and it is part of many children’s everyday lives to be exposed to verbal and physical abuse. But there is compulsory schooling, so parents must send their children to school.

    A society under pressure
    In more and more areas, it is becoming clear that Sweden is a pressured society and now there are promises that will reassure us: Politicians promise more police officers, more teachers and more in Healthcare. But behind every job there is a human being – and who should these be? There are few who both want and fit.
    The places at the Police Academy are already empty, the Norrbotten police district, for example, managed to take two (!) Students to 21 places this semester. At the Teacher Training College, the benches are filled with the weakest students, because within a few years there will be a shortage of 79,000 teachers. Tonight’s interviewed midwifery students have already during their education decided never to work in the field.

    Politicians’ promises are empty words. Nothing else.
    The brutal truth is that few people in general (and even fewer with real skills) want to work in these areas, as conditions have developed into today’s catastrophic situation through years of neglect and indifference.
    Who wants to go to work day after day and face stress, threats and even pure violence? Who is prepared to – for a fraction of a politician’s salary – risk getting a stone in the head or a knife in the stomach when he tries to do his job? Not me anyway, and in that way I am not very original: today there are thousands of trained teachers, police officers and nurses working in other professions.

    Society rests on individuals
    Society is faltering, and the fact that it continues to function as well as it does is due to the efforts of individuals. It is not “Health Care” that gives us care. It is not the “police” who arrest robbers or the “school” that educates our children. It is Anna, Marcus, Linda, Amin, Johanne, Gregor, Lisbeth, Björn, Victor and everyone else who goes to their workplaces at a hospital, a police station or a school. It is these who – on an individual level – wipe away the tears, encourage each other and continue to fight for you and I to receive care, physical security and education. One day and one shift at a time.

    It is these individuals who are keeping society on its feet right now. They are the ones who solve the task. They do not want to make a revolution, they do not want to storm the Riksdag or hijack SVT’s Aktuellt studio to present their demands. They have been protesting, explaining and praying for a long time now. But no one has listened. Despite this, they have continued to fight. One work shift at a time.

    No turning back no return
    But as individuals, we all have a point where we can no longer continue in that way. When the number minus exceeds the number plus, we give up sooner or later. Either we make a conscious choice to prioritize our own physical and mental health, or the body makes the choice for us. No matter what, we pack up and go home.
    It is therefore a “point of no return”, where conditions have become so bad that they can not be improved, even with all the most beautiful promises in the world – and when that situation occurs there is no turning back. Then our society is lost, and once we get there, it will definitely be felt. Because what happens when everyone goes home?
    This is how the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whine.

    • The Swedish socialist experiment seems to be running out of steam. It is only natural that in a state where every refugee is subsidized by the government, that the working people will first become overwhelmed, then they drop out of the jobs altogether.

      I have seen a number of Swedish hospitals, and I was amazed every time by the number of refugees in waiting lines. I myself avoid hospitals as much as I can, so I don’t understand it, but it’s like “the health care is free, so we MUST use it”, and we have nothing better to do anyway… The thousands of Czechs that work in Sweden, if they were in Stockholm or Gothenburg, would often avoid Swedish hospitals altogether, and with broken arms and such would just jump on the first plane to Prague, 1 hour flight, and in Prague they would generally get better and faster service than in Stockholm – for the great waiting lines in Swedish hospitals. But Czech hospitals are getting worse by the day too, we are just further behind on the curve.

      And the lawlessness in Swedish schools – My boss had his 5-6 year old in a kindergarden in Stockholm, and there was this 8 year old Somalian kid that would beat the crack out of all the other kids. And nobody could do anuything about it because nobody in Sweden can touch kids. My boss was furious about it. In the end, we started to teach the little 6 year old boxing, there was just no other way to deal with that violent somalian in kindergarden. That thing should be corrected, the idea that non-violence is the answer doesn’t work in these cases, the Swedish teachers are harmless and that is bad for the children.

      • Violence in the end is the only answer to 3rd world savages, it is the only language that ever works, when they fear you, they will respect you.

    • Wrong! This won’t end with a whimper, but with a hatred bred from being abused and used for far too long. The feminaxi nation is about to find out what happens when you make the Patriarchy very angry. The funny thing with Swedes is, it takes a very long time to get them angry and actually act, but when they finally do, watch out. LN, the fun and reindeer games are about to begin, much to the horror of the 3rd worlders and their idiot feminaxi enablers. It is going to be bloody glorious!

  2. “Only 1 in 5 Czechs Believe in God”

    In reality, almost everybody believes in “some higher might”, but the thing is, most people here like to keep their religion and beliefs private. It’s a relic of the communist regime, where people of faith were oersecuted. And also a part of our mentality, where most people don’t care about your beliefs, nor sexuality, nor any other private thing – as long as you keep it private.

      • We have it since at least the 30 year war in the 1600’s. There were so many religious wars in Bohemia that only the atheists survived.

  3. If the illegals in EU are the best, most energetic, risk tolerant men in their country, what is happening to the country they left?

    Will the current chaos in their country of origin ever subside?

    Because the carrying capacity of Western Nations is being exceeded. THe CA water shortages was a tell. And we do nothing.

  4. A priest in the Far East received 18 years in prison for the molestation of 53 boys

    https://www.tellerreport.com/news/2021-11-08-former-priest-from-jewish-autonomous-region-sentenced-to-18-years-in-prison-for-molesting-53-boys.BkIiVkKIvY.html

    more in Russian
    https://www.bbc.com/russian/news-59208208
    =================
    Previously, the media wrote:
    The Russian Orthodox Church did not support the castration of pedophiles and abortion for the raped
    https://www.vesti.ru/article/2580608

    Coincidence?

  5. The Camp of the Saints

    The Polish Ministry of Defense published footage of hundreds of migrants who reached the fence on the Belarusian-Polish border. Earlier, videos appeared on social networks of how they walked along the road and made their way through the forests. The Polish authorities declare a hybrid attack on the country by the Lukashenka regime.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlMJPVUsmsk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY86bzdTKcw

    I think that Lukashenka himself in a similar situation would have rolled this crowd with tanks. How he rolls Belarusians into the asphalt.

      • I think you need to gather your strength, get out of the basement in which you have been sitting for several decades, and do something yourself.
        At least start throwing pig manure at migrants. Because you mostly throw them virtually in my direction.

    • The good folks in Belarus have had enough of the 3rd worlders and are dealing with them in their own way. I do enjoy the way the Easterners deal with them. LOL

  6. I read that the vaxx passport in Austria applies to hospitals too.

    But I dont think that the relatives of muslims will be hassled with this passport, because you know muslims – knives – Jihad.

    Anybody thinks different?

    • If as published today in the WSJ, “health authorities” are looking into why the vaccines are causing heart problems, then no vax passport will stand shortly. I wonder where all these politicians and doctors will run to.

    • It is even worse in the USA- illegal aliens who claim that our Government took their children will soon be illegible to receive many hundreds of thousands of dollars courtesy of the Tax Slaves.

      Of course what nobody mentions is that the stolen children are all part of the Government sponsored Human Trafficking plan and the parents are complicit in selling their offspring.

      What a horrible bunch of degenerates.

      • If I come can I register as an illegal, can I get $400,000? With that kind of money I could finally finish the Barn and buy that airplane I always wanted.

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