Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/26/2021

South Africa has dropped its requirement that asymptomatic COVID cases, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, be quarantined. Meanwhile, during a TV appearance Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he would welcome a vaccine mandate on domestic flights.

In other news, nearly 40,000 illegal migrants have arrived in Spain so far this year.

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Financial Crisis
» Chicago City Employee Tries to Cash City Check But it Bounces — Lori Lightfoot More Concerned About Vax Mandates Than Putting Money in the Bank
 
USA
» “Kim Potter Verdict Will Have Devastating Effects on Law Enforcement” — Chicago Police Officer Betsy Brantner Smith on Guilty Verdict in Kim Potter Trial
» 1619 Project Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones Says Parents Shouldn’t Decide What Kids Are Taught in School
» 4 Shot at Va. Rest Stop; Suspected Gunman Found Dead
» 49-Year-Old New York Times Editor Dies of Heart Attack One Day After Boasting About Getting COVID Booster Shot
» At Least 18 Shot Christmas Eve Into Sunday Morning in Lightfoot’s Chicago
» Biden Signs Uyghur Slave Labor Bill Lobbied Against by Apple, Nike
» Conservatives Inundate Loudoun County Schools With Over 500 FOIA Requests
» Dr. Zelenko on COVID and How He Developed His Z-Stack Approach — “A Gift From God”
» Father Who Played ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Joke on Biden Says He’s Receiving Death Threats
» Florida Taking Action Against Communist China and ‘Woke’ Corporations
» Heavy Blue Toll: Law Enforcement Deaths Hit Record High in 2021
» How Activists Are Hardwiring ‘Race Marxism’ Into the Medical Field
» Killer Alec Baldwin Says Santa Needs to Wear a Mask in Bizarre Video Thanking Supporters
» Kyle Rittenhouse Slams Critics, Reveals He’s Not Accepted ‘One Penny’ For Recent Appearances
» NBC News Calls ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Phrase ‘A Right-Wing Slur’
» New Jersey is First State to Pay Out Millions Over Nursing Home COVID Deaths — Will NY, MI, PA and CA Follow?
» North Carolina Cancels Alert After Children Found Safe
» Sacrilegious Painting of George Floyd as Jesus Stolen From Catholic University
» Update: COVID Mask Karen in FBI Custody After Attacking Man on Plane for Eating Unmasked
» Watch: Fauci ‘Welcomes’ Vaccine Mandates for Domestic Flights
» Whitmer Kidnapping Plot Suspects Seek Dismissal of Charges, Say FBI Invented Conspiracy
 
Europe and the EU
» Denmark Study Shows Vaccinated More Likely to Catch Omicron
» Malta: Protest Against Current COVID Measures in Valletta
» Man Who Broke Into Grounds of Queen’s Castle Was Armed With Crossbow: Reports
» ‘No Culture, No Future’: Belgian Cultural Workers Protest Against COVID Measures
» Polish Deputy Prime Minister Accuses Germany of Using EU to Create ‘Fourth Reich’
» Scottish Football Fans Chant ‘You Can Shove Your F***ing Booster Up Your A**!” at Scottish Leader During Soccer Match (Video)
» Thousands Protest New Virus Restrictions in Spain
» UK: ‘I Want to Kill My First Jew’: Jewish Man Violently Assaulted in London
» UK: Police Chief Blames Black Lives Matter, Climate Change Protests for Rise in Assaults on Cops
» World’s 20 Most Dangerous Extremists Revealed — Including UK-Based Anjem Choudary and Tommy Robinson
 
North Africa
» Hatred for the Christian Cross
» Horror: Four Young Soccer Stars From Four Different Countries Die This Week After Suffering Sudden Heart Attacks
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Massive Protests Erupt Outside PM Naftali Bennet’s House in Ra’anana
 
Australia — Pacific
» New Zealand Allows Euthanasia for Coronavirus Patients ‘In Some Circumstances’
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» South Africa Drops Quarantine for Asymptomatic COVID Cases
 
Latin America
» Investigation Has Launched After Three-Year-Old Girl Dies From Cardiac Arrest One Day After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine in Argentina
» Protesters Storm Guadeloupe Legislature Over Vaccine Rules
 
Immigration
» Around 40,000 Migrants Arrive Illegally in Spain in 2021 So Far
» German Asylum Seeker Rate Increase Over Double EU Average This Year
» UK: Demands for Home Office to ‘Get a Grip’ As Staff Struggling to Cope With Channel Migrant Surge From a ‘Tent in a Car Park’ In Kent Rack Up Tens of Thousands of Pounds on Takeaway Pizza, Subway Meals, Roll Mats and Blankets for New Arrivals
 
Culture Wars
» Christian Teachers Fight Transgender Pronoun Policies
 

Chicago City Employee Tries to Cash City Check But it Bounces — Lori Lightfoot More Concerned About Vax Mandates Than Putting Money in the Bank

A Chicago city employee went to cash her paycheck at the bank last week but it wouldn’t clear.

She tried to deposit it the day after it was issued but it bounced.

Lori Lightfoot is too busy pushing vaccine mandates on Chicagoans than facing the surging crime rate or paying her employees.

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

“Kim Potter Verdict Will Have Devastating Effects on Law Enforcement” — Chicago Police Officer Betsy Brantner Smith on Guilty Verdict in Kim Potter Trial

Chicago police Sergeant Betsy Brantner Smith discussed the Kim Potter guilty verdict this past week and the negative impact it will have on police officers in the US.

Police officer Potter was found guilty of the manslaughter death of Daunte Wright on Thursday.

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

1619 Project Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones Says Parents Shouldn’t Decide What Kids Are Taught in School

Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of the critical race theory-based 1619 Project, claimed on Meet the Press on Sunday that she does not understand why parents should have a say in what their kids learn in school.

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

4 Shot at Va. Rest Stop; Suspected Gunman Found Dead

Four people were shot Sunday morning at a rest area along southbound Interstate 81 in Frederick County, Virginia, and state police say the suspected gunman was found dead.

According to Virginia State Police, it happened around 9:30 a.m. just north of Winchester and began as a domestic dispute.

Three people were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, state police said, and a fourth person was flown to Fairfax Inova Hospital.

The suspect fled, and was later found dead in Frederick County.

The southbound rest area was closed to the public as police conducted an investigation.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

49-Year-Old New York Times Editor Dies of Heart Attack One Day After Boasting About Getting COVID Booster Shot

49-year-old Carlos Tejada, a New York Times Deputy Asia Editor, died of a heart attack last week mere hours after getting a Covid booster shot.

Mr. Tejada received a Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine in July, per his Instagram account.

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

At Least 18 Shot Christmas Eve Into Sunday Morning in Lightfoot’s Chicago

At least 18 people were shot, one of them fatally, Christmas Eve into Sunday morning in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

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

Biden Signs Uyghur Slave Labor Bill Lobbied Against by Apple, Nike

President Joe Biden signed a slave labor bill into law Thursday banning imports from the Xinjiang region where Uyghurs are being held in internment camps despite pushback from Apple and Nike.

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

Conservatives Inundate Loudoun County Schools With Over 500 FOIA Requests

Conservatives seeking information about a Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) alleged sexual assault coverup, among other things, have flooded the school division with over 500 Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA) requests, according to Loudoun Now.

From 2012 to 2018, the outlet said, the average yearly number of VFOIA requests was about 90.

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

Dr. Zelenko on COVID and How He Developed His Z-Stack Approach — “A Gift From God”

Medical hero Dr. Vladimir Zelenko was an early advocate for the use of hydroxychloroquine to fight COVID.

But Dr. Zelenko didn’t stop.

He kept working — and found a way to help people.

Here is Dr. Zelenko talk about how he created an immune system approach called Z-Stack (transcript is below):

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

Father Who Played ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Joke on Biden Says He’s Receiving Death Threats

Oregon dad Jared Schmeck, the man who prank called President Joe Biden on Christmas Eve, has revealed to the media that he is now receiving threatening phone calls over the “Let’s Go Brandon” joke. “And now I am being attacked for utilizing my freedom of speech,” 35-year-old Schmeck, a former Medford police officer and father of four children, told The Oregonian newspaper Saturday.

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

Florida Taking Action Against Communist China and ‘Woke’ Corporations

The state of Florida is taking action against the communist country of China and “woke corporations” operating in the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis says.

The state will investigate its holdings in Chinese companies and “retake control of its shareholder proxy voting from ideology-crazed investment funds,” the governor said.

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

Heavy Blue Toll: Law Enforcement Deaths Hit Record High in 2021

The number of police officers killed in the line of duty in 2021 hit a record high, exacerbating challenges inside police departments already dealing with staffing shortages, COVID-19 and skyrocketing crime rates.

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

How Activists Are Hardwiring ‘Race Marxism’ Into the Medical Field

The Biden administration proposed giving bonus payments to physicians who acknowledge systemic racism as the primary cause of health differences between racial groups and incorporate so-called “anti-racism” into their medical practices.

The move to pressure healthcare professionals to repeat the claim that racial health disparities are caused by racism and not lifestyle choices is part of a broader, years-long push to hardwire “race Marxism” into the medical field. The effort stretches from medical schools and research institutions to patient care and medical administration, with potentially devastating effects for patients and the healthcare system as a whole.

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

Killer Alec Baldwin Says Santa Needs to Wear a Mask in Bizarre Video Thanking Supporters

Alec Baldwin posted a bizarre video thanking fans who continued to support him after he shot and killed a woman and demanded that Santa Claus wear a mask.

“I want to take a moment to say thank you to all of the people who sent me such kind words and, you know, best wishes, and strength, and hope and prayers and thoughts, and lots of encouragement,” Baldwin said in the video.

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

Kyle Rittenhouse Slams Critics, Reveals He’s Not Accepted ‘One Penny’ For Recent Appearances

Recently-acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse emphasized in an interview on Fox News that he has not been paid for any of the public appearances he has made post-trial.

“I haven’t been offered a penny, and I wouldn’t accept a penny because I’m out here taking back my character telling the world who I am and defending myself in the public opinion,” Rittenhouse told Fox News host Pete Hegseth.

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

NBC News Calls ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Phrase ‘A Right-Wing Slur’

NBC News called the “Let’s Go Brandon” phrase “a right-wing slur” after a father prank called President Joe Biden on Christmas Eve with the anti-Biden slogan.

“President Joe Biden was subjected to a right-wing anti-Biden slur during a Christmas Eve call with NORAD’s Santa tracker,” reads NBC News report.

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

New Jersey is First State to Pay Out Millions Over Nursing Home COVID Deaths — Will NY, MI, PA and CA Follow?

New Jersey will pay out $53 million to settle claims that the state’s negligence contributed to the deaths of more than 100 veterans at state-run homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Several Democrat-run states, including New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and California, had a policy not to turn away patients who had tested positive for the coronavirus. As a result COVID wiped out thousands of nursing home patients in these Democrat-run states.

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

North Carolina Cancels Alert After Children Found Safe

PINETOPS, N.C. — An alert has been canceled in North Carolina after three children who were reportedly taken after a deadly shooting were found safe.

According to a statement from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the children, between the ages of nine and 14, were initially reported missing by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said deputies arrived at the location at 10 p.m. on Saturday night to a shooting in the 800 block of Davistown-Mercer Road in Pinetops, North Carolina. When they arrived, they found a man dead in the home with gunshot wounds. After talking with the victim’s girlfriend, police issued an arrest warrant for 34-year-old Orlando Quantrel McNair Sr. who she said left the scene with the children.

At this point, authorities have only confirmed that the children are safe and that a phone tip helped in the search. It’s unclear if NcNair Sr. is still being sought and what charges he could potentially face…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Sacrilegious Painting of George Floyd as Jesus Stolen From Catholic University

A sacrilegious painting of George Floyd depicted as Jesus being cradled by Mary has been stolen, twice, from the Catholic University of America in DC.

The painting, titled “Mama” by Kelly Latimore was hung up at the university in February in both the campus ministry office and its law school — despite outrage by many students and parents.

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

Update: COVID Mask Karen in FBI Custody After Attacking Man on Plane for Eating Unmasked

Atlanta police released a statement late Saturday night on the arrest of the young woman passenger (with her own mask pulled down) on a Delta flight from Tampa to Atlanta Thursday who was seen on video punching and spitting on an older man who was eating and drinking with his mask off. The statement said the woman was taken detained by Atlanta police upon arrival and later taken into custody by the FBI. The statement says several passengers and crew were injured in the disturbance on the plane.

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

Watch: Fauci ‘Welcomes’ Vaccine Mandates for Domestic Flights

Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” where the Biden adminsitration’s COVID-19 expert told host Jonathan Karl that he would “welcome” the idea of vaccine mandates for domestic air travel within the US.

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

Whitmer Kidnapping Plot Suspects Seek Dismissal of Charges, Say FBI Invented Conspiracy

Defense attorneys for five men accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) are seeking a dismissal of the indictment, citing “egregious overreaching” by federal officials, who they say invented a conspiracy and entrapped the men.

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

Denmark Study Shows Vaccinated More Likely to Catch Omicron

A new study from Denmark published on a website hosted by Yale and the British Medical journal shows some surprising data surrounding the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

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

Malta: Protest Against Current COVID Measures in Valletta

More than 100 people took the streets of Valletta on Sunday afternoon to protest against COVID-19 measures, which they described as “dictatorial”.

Protestors, some of whom were without masks, said the current pandemic rules were curbing their individual freedom.

New measures to curb the virus were announced by Health Minister Chris Fearne earlier in the week.

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

Man Who Broke Into Grounds of Queen’s Castle Was Armed With Crossbow: Reports

The man who broke into the grounds of Windsor Castle as the Queen and her family celebrated Christmas was armed with a crossbow, newspaper sources claim.

“Security controllers monitoring the CCTV couldn’t believe their eyes when they spotted the man carrying what appeared to be a crossbow and scrambled armed police to the scene immediately as a top-level emergency,” said a security source quoted by the left-leaning Sunday Mirror.

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

‘No Culture, No Future’: Belgian Cultural Workers Protest Against COVID Measures

Thousands of Belgian performers, cinema operators, event organizers, and others joined together on Sunday to protest the government’s decision to close down the country’s cultural life to stem the spread of the surging Omicron variant.

Waving posters reading “The show must go on” or “No culture, no future,” a crowd of about 5,000 demonstrated peacefully despite the pouring rain, accusing the government of unfairly targeting the culture industry with the new virus restrictions.

Under the measures, which took effect Sunday, events like Christmas markets are allowed to continue, despite their boisterous, chaotic gluhwein or mulled wine parties, and restaurants and bars are allowed to stay open with some new restrictions.

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

Polish Deputy Prime Minister Accuses Germany of Using EU to Create ‘Fourth Reich’

Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the country’s governing ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), has accused Germany of trying to create a “Fourth Reich” by pushing for a European Union federal state.

Mr Kaczynski made his comments this week during an interview with Polish media, explaining that the term “Fourth Reich” was not so much a reference to the Third Reich of National Socialist Germany as to the “First Reich” of the Holy Roman Empire.

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

Scottish Football Fans Chant ‘You Can Shove Your F***ing Booster Up Your A**!” at Scottish Leader During Soccer Match (Video)

Nicola Sturgeon is the leader of the Scottish National Party and First Minister of Scotland. Recently Sturgeon ordered that only 500 fans will be allowed at the outdoor soccer matches.

The Scottish soccer fans don’t much appreciate Nicola or her unscientific rules and regulations.

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

Thousands Protest New Virus Restrictions in Spain

Hundreds of protesters marched through Barcelona on Saturday voicing their opposition against new holiday season restrictions in Catalonia.

The region had reinstated serious limitations which came into effect on Christmas Eve in a bid to slow the spread of the omicron variant.

Catalonia’s hospitals are currently caring for one in four of everyone hospitalised in Spain with COVID-19.

During the Christmas Day protest, which headed towards Sant Jaume Square, demonstrators held signs against mandatory vaccines and sanitary passports.

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

UK: ‘I Want to Kill My First Jew’: Jewish Man Violently Assaulted in London

A Jewish man was violently attacked by a knife-wielding assailant in a north London supermarket who said he wanted to “find a Jew to kill.”

According to a report by the Metropolitan Police, the attack happened earlier this month during the Jewish Hanukkah holiday as the victim left West Hampstead Underground Station after work.

He encountered the attacker, who was described as being in his mid to late twenties, vandalizing a public menorah before the latter turned to him and asked, “You look Jewish. Are you Jewish?” When the victim answered in the negative, the alleged attacker said, “Good. I want to find a Jew to kill.”

The victim then entered a nearby supermarket and called the police but was told the incident did not warrant an urgent response. The police dealt with the case only an hour later. The attacker, meanwhile, now donning a face mask, followed him in the supermarket and began shouting: “I knew you were Jewish, you lied to me. I am going to kill you.”

The attacker then repeatedly punched the victim in the head, and shouted phrases in Arabic interspersed with threats in English, including: “I am not leaving until you are dead.”

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

UK: Police Chief Blames Black Lives Matter, Climate Change Protests for Rise in Assaults on Cops

Black Lives Matter and climate protests have been blamed by one police chief for a rise in attacks on law enforcement in the UK.

One Chief Constable has blamed protests over climate change, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement, for a rise in attacks on law enforcement in the UK.

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

World’s 20 Most Dangerous Extremists Revealed — Including UK-Based Anjem Choudary and Tommy Robinson

THE world’s 20 most dangerous extremists have been revealed — including UK-based Anjem Choudary and Tommy ­Robinson.

The list is compiled by experts who warn our nation has never been at such a heightened risk of a terror attack.

Chiefs of rival terror organisations such as the Taliban and IS are also in the top 20.

The Counter Extremism Project warns the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan is “an event which threatens to usher in a new era of terror”.

The think tank added: “Islamist extremists now have a new, settled safe haven.”

Number one on its list is Hezbollah’s general secretary Hassan Nasrallah.

The experts say the militant group will take “significant inspiration” from the Taliban’s power grab and could mount similar assaults in its regions…

           — Hat tip: Steen [Return to headlines]
 

Hatred for the Christian Cross

Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt mauled a young Christian woman, Mary, to death after they saw her cross.

Also in Egypt, Ayman, 17, a Christian student, was strangled and beaten to death by his teacher and fellow students for refusing to obey the teacher’s demand that he cover his cross. When the school’s principal was informed of the attack, he ignored it and “continued to sip his tea.”

This year in Egypt, after the headmaster of a school ordered all of the students to remove any jewelry bearing a cross and the Christians refused, they were “beaten up by teachers and fellow students, according to a November 21, 2021 report. In another incident, a female teacher “attacked a Christian student, then encouraged other students to do the same, take his cross pendant from him and destroy the cross.”

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

Horror: Four Young Soccer Stars From Four Different Countries Die This Week After Suffering Sudden Heart Attacks

Four young international soccer stars died this week after suffering a sudden heart attack.

Croatian footballer Marin Cacic, Oman international player Mukhaled Al-Raqadi, Egyptian goalkeeper Ahmed Amin, and Algerian football player Sofiane Loukar all died this week, the COVID world reported.

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

Massive Protests Erupt Outside PM Naftali Bennet’s House in Ra’anana

Massive protests erupted outside PM Naftali Bennet’s house in Ra’anana. The demonstrators were protesting near the premier’s residence in Ra’anana against the government’s vaccination policies and restrictions imposed to fight the pandemic.

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

New Zealand Allows Euthanasia for Coronavirus Patients ‘In Some Circumstances’

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health has confirmed that patients suffering from the Wuhan coronavirus could be eligible for a right to a lethal injection under the nation’s new euthanasia law.

The End of Life Choice Act 2019, which came into force last month, was enacted “to give persons who have a terminal illness and who meet certain criteria the option of lawfully requesting medical assistance to end their lives; and to establish a lawful process for assisting eligible persons who exercise that option.”

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

South Africa Drops Quarantine for Asymptomatic COVID Cases

The South African Ministry of Health has announced that it has suspended all quarantine measures for asymptomatic Covid-19 cases with immediate effect, official broadcaster SABC News reported. This applies to both the unvaccinated and vaccinated people.

In addition, contact tracking will be discontinued — except in cases of so-called cluster outbreaks.

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

Investigation Has Launched After Three-Year-Old Girl Dies From Cardiac Arrest One Day After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine in Argentina

The Ministry of Public Health of Tucuman, Argentina released a report that a three-year-old girl died last December 16 and the justice system has intervened and will investigate the cause of her death.

“On Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 12:00 hours, a 3-year-old patient, in cardiorespiratory arrest, enters the Emergency Service of the Hospital of the Child Jesus. Advanced resuscitation maneuvers are carried out and, when [she] does not respond, [her] death is declared,” the Tucuman Ministry of Health said in a statement.

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

Protesters Storm Guadeloupe Legislature Over Vaccine Rules

Protesters angry over virus and vaccine rules occupied Guadeloupe’s regional legislature because of stalled negotiations over their grievances about management of the French Caribbean island.

Regional Council President Ary Chalus agreed to a meeting with some of the protesters’ representatives, the council tweeted after Thursday’s incursion. Officials in Guadeloupe and Paris denounced the protest action as unacceptable and a threat to the democratically elected body.

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

Around 40,000 Migrants Arrive Illegally in Spain in 2021 So Far

Over 37,000 migrants arrived illegally on Spanish territory between January and mid-December of this year, with Moroccan police claiming to have arrested over 11,000 trying to make the journey.

A total of 37,385 migrants are believed to have crossed into Spain illegally from the start of the year, according to the Spanish Interior Ministry, which stated that most of the migrants entering the country have come from Morocco.

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

German Asylum Seeker Rate Increase Over Double EU Average This Year

In the first nine months of 2021, Germany saw a 33 per cent increase in the number of asylum seeker arrivals, a figure more than twice that of the European Union as a whole.

Germany saw a total of 100,240 asylum applications in the first nine months of this year, an increase of 33 per cent from 2020, while all European Union member states saw 355,955 asylum applications, according to the European Union statistics agency Eurostat.

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

UK: Demands for Home Office to ‘Get a Grip’ As Staff Struggling to Cope With Channel Migrant Surge From a ‘Tent in a Car Park’ In Kent Rack Up Tens of Thousands of Pounds on Takeaway Pizza, Subway Meals, Roll Mats and Blankets for New Arrivals

The extraordinary scale of the Channel migrant operation is underlined today with figures showing staff have racked up tens of thousands of pounds on official cards for takeaway pizza, Subway meals, roll mats and blankets.

The Home Office is being urged to ‘get a grip’ after spending logs showed the strain of coping with the unprecedented numbers risking the potentially deadly crossing from France.

More than 28,000 have navigated the 21-mile Dover Strait this year — and tragically not all who tried have made it safely.

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

Christian Teachers Fight Transgender Pronoun Policies

While the legal battles surrounding First Amendment claims by a number of creative professionals have garnered attention, similar battles are being waged across the county by Christian teachers who are opposing “woke” policies regarding gender identity. Across the country many school districts are adopting policies that require teachers to use preferred pronouns.

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

13 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/26/2021

  1. ** Around 40,000 Migrants Arrive Illegally in Spain in 2021 So Far **

    This is disgraceful. The Spanish army, navy and air force must ensure that one million migrants are brought to Spain in the next year. No! Two million! No more siesta effective immediately.

  2. The German cops will now use pepper spray on women, children and even babies if they happen to get in the way.

    Of course it’s all the fault of those pesky protestors who try and stand up for their non-existent civil rights.

    The moms and dads who dare to bring their kids to these peaceful demonstrations are clearly in the wrong.

    On the other hand- BLM, Antifa, Extinction Rebellion and all the Marxist/Bolshevik terrorist groups can un-peacefully “demonstrate” by setting off artillery style fireworks, actual pipe bombs, assaulting and attacking the police, smashing windows, setting fires, etc. etc. and the cops wouldn’t dare touch them or do anything about it.

    And they wonder why people no longer “back the Blue.”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10347303/Four-year-old-accidentally-pepper-sprayed-police-anti-lockdown-protest-Germany.html

    • Escape from New York. I hear Florida is nice, or maybe Texas. If you don’t mind 5 months of cold and snow, South Dakota is another option with a lower cost of living and good neighbors.

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