Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/16/2022

An FBI hostage rescue team stormed the synagogue in Texas where hostages were being held, killing the attacker and rescuing the hostages unharmed. The hostage-taker has been identified as a “British” man named Malik Faisal Akram, who hailed from Blackburn. Two teenaged associates of his have been arrested in the Greater Manchester area, and are being interrogated by the police.

In other news, a fully-”vaccinated” 21-year-old Canadian soccer star has been sidelined with myocarditis.

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USA
» America’s Most Notorious Billionaire Leaves His Mark on the World From a $2.3 Billion Education Behemoth to Racial Politics
» Biden Supporter Makes Trouble at Trump Rally, But She Immediately Has Cause to Regret it
» Breaking: Twitter Suspends J6 Defendants’ Attorney’s Account With No Reason Given
» FBI Claims Attack on Synagogue ‘Not Specifically Related to Jewish Community’
» Glenn Greenwald Exposes Deep State Effort to Stop Trump Pardoning Edward Snowden and Julian Assange
» Hospital System Backs Off Race-Based Treatment Policy After Legal Threat
» Majority of Democrats Want the Unvaccinated Forcibly Confined: Poll
» Michigan’s Dana Nessel Speculates ‘White Supremacy’ To Blame for Texas Synagogue Terrorist Attack
» Muslim Lawmaker Pushes ‘Islamophobia’ Narrative, Claims Hijab Pulled Off Student’s Head — Despite Police Noting False Statements, No Hate Crime
» PayPal is Sued for Blocking Accounts and Keeping the Funds
» Police in Manchester Arrest Two Teenagers Over Texas Synagogue Siege That Saw Anti-Semitic Terrorist From Blackburn Shot Dead…
» Priorities? NYPD Arrested Multiple Vaccine Mandate Protesters in Times Square Olive Garden But Failed to Stop Convicted Felon Shoving Woman, 40, To Her Death Just Yards Away in Subway Station: Second NYC Subway Death in One Week
» Report: Anthony Fauci’s $10m 2020 Investment Portfolio Includes Chinese Companies
» Revealed: Only 100 of the ‘270 Doctors’ Demanding Censorship of Joe Rogan Are Medical Doctors
» Texas Synagogue Hostage-Taker Was British
» The (Too Often) Untold Story: Armed Self-Defense and the Lives Saved Every Year by Gun Owners
» US Government Plans to Force All New Vehicles to Have a “Kill Switch”
» ‘Where’s Our Reparations’: Suspect in Burger King Murder Demands Social Justice
 
Canada
» Canadian Journalist Publishes Investigative Report on Vaccine Side Effects
» Fully Vaccinated Canadian Soccer Star Alphonso Davies Sidelined With Myocarditis
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria is Becoming a Nightmare for the Unvaccinated
» Austrian School Had Maskless 9-Year-Old Take Test Outside in the Cold
» BBC Tax to be Abolished by 2028 as UK Promises Eventual End to ‘Elderly Being Threatened With Prison’
» Croatia’s Population Has Dropped 10% in a Decade, Reveals Census
» Europe’s Multicultural Volcano
» French Lawmakers Ban Unvaccinated From Public Venues With New Virus Law
» German Secret Service Brand Corona Critics ‘Enemies of the State’
» Prince Harry Demands UK Police Protection Despite Dumping Royal Duties
» UK: Retired BBC Producer Caught With Over 800 Child Abuse Images Spared Jail Time Due to ‘Poor Health’
 
Middle East
» Twitter Bans Account Linked to Iran’s Supreme Leader Over Trump Assassination Threat
 
Australia — Pacific
» Novak Djokovic: Tennis Star Deported After Losing Australia Visa Battle
 
Latin America
» Mexico Drops All COVID-19 Entry Requirements
 
Immigration
» French Presidential Candidate Says Strong EU Borders Needed
» Germany: In Jealous Rage, Muslim Migrant Cuts Off Woman’s Nose, Breasts, And Genital Area
» Group Arrested in Poland is Accused of Multi-Million-Euro Migrant Trafficking Operation
» Italy to Grant Baby Bonus Cash to Migrants With Short-Term Work Permits
» Migrants: France: Record Channel Crossing Attempts in 2021
 

America’s Most Notorious Billionaire Leaves His Mark on the World From a $2.3 Billion Education Behemoth to Racial Politics

Billionaire George Soros said he is working to “bend” the arc of history “in the right direction.” In Soros’ case, that direction is far to the left. To do it, he donated over $32 billion to his Open Society Foundations since 1984, to further leftist ideology and activism well beyond his own lifetime. Soros has committed a combined sum of more than $2.3 billion to create a global university network to push his extreme ideology.

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

Biden Supporter Makes Trouble at Trump Rally, But She Immediately Has Cause to Regret it

President Donald Trump was in classic form last night, taking down Joe Biden and all his failures during his rally in Florence, Arizona.

Trump had a massive crowd of supporters come out, with the cars trying to get into the area for the rally reportedly backed up for miles.

Joe Biden did manage to get one supporter out there. Not much for 81 million votes. However, he may have wished he didn’t have this woman who was wearing a Biden shirt, but who ended up being cuffed by the police. The unhinged left flipped out about her arrest/detention.

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

Breaking: Twitter Suspends J6 Defendants’ Attorney’s Account With No Reason Given

Twitter has suspended the account of Marina Medvin, who represents January 6 defendants, from the platform, giving no reason as to why.

Medvin received a notice from Twitter that her “account has been locked.” But there was no way to appeal, or even to know the reason for the ban other than a vague “Twitter Rules” violation.”

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

FBI Claims Attack on Synagogue ‘Not Specifically Related to Jewish Community’

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) claimed Saturday that an attack and hostage-taking by an armed Islamic terrorist at a synagogue near Dallas, Texas, was “not specifically related to the Jewish community,” prompting criticism online.

The terrorist burst into the sanctuary during a Sabbath service at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, and took several members of the community hostage, including the rabbi, before being killed by the FBI in a raid Saturday evening.

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

Glenn Greenwald Exposes Deep State Effort to Stop Trump Pardoning Edward Snowden and Julian Assange

Authored by Adam Dick via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity

There was much speculation toward the end of Donald Trump’s term as president of the United States that Trump would pardon Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, or both of these men who were responsible for exposing vast amounts of wrongdoing by the US government. But, it did not come to pass. Why? Glenn Greenwald, who played a key role in helping Snowden expose information about the US government’s mass surveillance programs and who advocated in public and behind the scenes that Trump pardon both men, has some interesting thoughts about that.

The reason Trump failed to issue a pardon for either Snowden or Assange centers on the deep state trying to protect itself by placing Trump in jeopardy, suggested Greenwald last week in an episode of his System Update show.

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

Hospital System Backs Off Race-Based Treatment Policy After Legal Threat

One of the largest hospital systems in the United States gave race more weight than diabetes, obesity, asthma, and hypertension combined in its allocation scheme for COVID treatments, only to reverse the policy after threats of legal action.

SSM Health, a Catholic health system that operates 23 hospitals across Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, began using the scoring system last year to allocate scarce doses of Regeneron, the antibody cocktail that President Donald Trump credited for his recovery from COVID-19. A patient must score at least 20 points to qualify for the drug. The rubric gives three points to patients with diabetes, one for obesity, one for asthma, and one for hypertension, for a total of six points. Identifying as “Non-White or Hispanic” race, on the other hand, nets a patient seven points, regardless of age or underlying conditions.

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

Majority of Democrats Want the Unvaccinated Forcibly Confined: Poll

A new poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports and the Heartland Institute indicates that 59 percent of Democratic voters would support a government policy requiring that American citizens remain confined at home “at all times, except for emergencies,” if they’re refusing to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

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

Michigan’s Dana Nessel Speculates ‘White Supremacy’ To Blame for Texas Synagogue Terrorist Attack

As the hostage situation at a Texas synagogue developed on Saturday, Michigan’s attorney general, Democrat Dana Nessel, raised the possibility that white supremacists were behind the attack.

Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday afternoon, about an hour after it had been reported that the attacker was demanding the release of imprisoned terrorist Aafia Siddiqui, Nessel said her “biggest concern” was that the attack was a “hate crime” or “domestic terrorism,” pointing to “white supremacy organizations.”

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

Muslim Lawmaker Pushes ‘Islamophobia’ Narrative, Claims Hijab Pulled Off Student’s Head — Despite Police Noting False Statements, No Hate Crime

Virginia Democratic Del. Ibraheem Samirah — a Muslim who made headlines in 2019 for protesting at President Donald Trump’s address in Jamestown — is in the news again.

What now?

Samirah sent a letter Monday to the Fairfax County School Board, opening the missive in this way: “Recently a Muslim student from Fairfax High School named Ms. Ekran Mohamed was viciously bullied by two other students who pulled her hijab off of her head. This horrific event … demonstrates that we need to take immediate action to prevent anti-Muslim bigotry and Islamophobia in our school systems.”

Problem is, police came to quite a different conclusion about last month’s incident.

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

PayPal is Sued for Blocking Accounts and Keeping the Funds

Three PayPal users have filed a federal lawsuit against PayPal for freezing their accounts and funds without explanation. The lawsuit alleges that the company illegally seized their personal property and violated racketeering laws.

Their stories echo the problems of many when it comes to doing business with the payments giant.

We obtained a copy of the lawsuit for you here.

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

Police in Manchester Arrest Two Teenagers Over Texas Synagogue Siege That Saw Anti-Semitic Terrorist From Blackburn Shot Dead…

[…]as first picture of gunman emerges and his ‘devastated’ brother says: ‘He had a criminal record. How was he allowed to travel?’

Two teenagers in Manchester have been arrested tonight in connection with the 44-year-old British terrorist who was shot dead after taking four people hostage during a 10-hour stand-off inside a Texas synagogue.

The teenagers, from South Manchester, are currently being quizzed by police over events that transpired more than 4,700 miles away, counter terror specialists confirmed on Sunday night. They cannot be identified for legal reasons.

Malik Faisal Akram, 44, of Blackburn, was shot dead by the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team after holding four hostages, including a rabbi, for more than 10 hours at Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas on Saturday.

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

Priorities? NYPD Arrested Multiple Vaccine Mandate Protesters in Times Square Olive Garden But Failed to Stop Convicted Felon Shoving Woman, 40, To Her Death Just Yards Away in Subway Station: Second NYC Subway Death in One Week

Just hours before an apparently innocent woman was pushed onto the subway tracks by a convicted felon, a group of protesters at a nearby Olive Garden were arrested for refusing to show proof of a COVID vaccine.

Videos posted to social media showed a group of about half a dozen protesters staging a sit-in at the Times Square Olive Garden on Friday night to protest New York City’s vaccine mandate for indoor dining.

The protesters reportedly remained inside the Olive Garden for two hours and refused to leave, which prompted the restaurant — which usually stays open until midnight — to close early, according to FOX News.

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

Report: Anthony Fauci’s $10m 2020 Investment Portfolio Includes Chinese Companies

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s reported $10.4 million-dollar 2020 investment portfolio included Chinese companies, Breitbart News discovered.

According to Fauci’s 2o20 financials first released by Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) and reported by the New York Post, President Biden’s top medical advisor held investments in companies in China through a fund named, Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund:

The Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund’s fact sheet, published in September 2021, revealed the fund has invested 42.7 percent of its investors’ money into companies in China and Hong Kong.

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

Revealed: Only 100 of the ‘270 Doctors’ Demanding Censorship of Joe Rogan Are Medical Doctors

Following the release of a viral “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast episode featuring guest Dr. Robert Malone, a letter from more than 270 “doctors” describing Rogan as a “menace to public health” was sent to Spotify urging the company to censor the podcast star. It has since been revealed though that a large portion of those “doctors” are not practicing medical doctors. Investigative journalist Jordan Schachtel reported that out of the more than 270 doctors that signed the letter, only around 100 of those who signed are people with qualified medical degrees.

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

Texas Synagogue Hostage-Taker Was British

A man who took four hostages at a synagogue in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, has been identified by the FBI as British citizen Malik Faisal Akram, 44.

The man who interrupted a morning service in Colleyville on Saturday was shot and killed after a 10-hour standoff with police.

All of the hostages at the Congregation Beth Israel were freed unharmed.

US President Joe Biden called the hostage-taking an “act of terror” and the UK condemned the attack.

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss described it as an “act of terrorism and anti-Semitism”, adding: “We stand with US in defending the rights and freedoms of our citizens against those who spread hate.”

There is currently no indication that others were involved, the FBI in Dallas said. Police sources say that no explosive material was found on the attacker’s body.

A brother of Malik Faisal Akram issued a statement apologising to the victims and saying he had been suffering from “mental health issues”.

Negotiators had spent hours talking to the assailant during the standoff…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

The (Too Often) Untold Story: Armed Self-Defense and the Lives Saved Every Year by Gun Owners

Lots of us own guns. Many of us carry those guns legally in public. That’s critically important because concealed carriers save a lot of lives. You knew most of that already, but there are a few you don’t hear about as often and they bear repeating.

Every day there are over 17 million of us legally carrying concealed in public. At least. Pay no attention to the “official” numbers or the number of permit holders. That doesn’t begin to tell the full story. And with the proliferation of constitutional carry states, the number of people carrying firearms every day continues to increase.

Millions of Americans carry seven days a week, with no days off, and we save thousands of lives a day.

You already know that using a firearm is serious business. The law says an innocent person can only defend themselves with lethal force if death or great bodily injury are imminent and unavoidable.

In plain language that means someone might go to the hospital or the morgue unless you present your firearm to stop the bad guy…right now. If you didn’t know that legal justification, you probably assumed something very close to it.

The gun is a last resort, and we only threaten to take a life if an innocent person is about to lose theirs.

What you might not know is that one out of eleven adults alive in the US today have used a firearm in self-defense. You might not know that honest gun owners legally use their guns to save lives over 4500 times a day.

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

US Government Plans to Force All New Vehicles to Have a “Kill Switch”

If the US government gets its way, it will require car manufacturers to install kill switches in all new vehicles (cars, trucks, and SUVs) from 2026. The kill switch will have a backdoor that can be accessed by law enforcement.

See the text of the bill here.

But, as House Representative Bob Barr noted in an article last year, legislation can change unexpectedly to work against law-abiding citizens.

The kill switch will not only remotely shut down a vehicle but the technology will also “passively monitor the performance of a motor vehicle to accurately identify whether that driver may be impaired.”

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

‘Where’s Our Reparations’: Suspect in Burger King Murder Demands Social Justice

The man suspected of murdering a 19-year-old Burger King employee earlier this week ranted about social justice and demanded reparations as police officers escorted him out of an East Harlem police station.

Winston Glynn, 30, is accused of murdering 19-year-old Burger King employee Kristal Bayron-Nieves during a robbery in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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

Canadian Journalist Publishes Investigative Report on Vaccine Side Effects

Canadian journalist Rav Arora published an independent investigative report Saturday on vaccine-related side effects. The side effects Arora investigated are related explicitly to myocarditis in young males.

Arora’s investigation includes numerous data tables and personal interviews with young males who are suffering from myocarditis. Although the writer’s byline is most often seen in the New York Post, this particular deep dive was published on his new Substack, titled “Noble Truths With Rav Arora.”

Arora independently published his piece due to the highly-censorious environment around posting COVID-19 content that may be perceived as “anti-science.” Nonetheless, the preamble of the report states: “The following essay has been rigorously fact-checked by Stanford medicine professor and infectious disease expert Dr. Jay Bhattacharya. The scientific claims regarding post-vaccine Myocarditis are fully in line with the current medical literature.”

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

Fully Vaccinated Canadian Soccer Star Alphonso Davies Sidelined With Myocarditis

Another day, another story about a soccer player being sidelined due to sudden-onset heart-related illness.

Continuing a disturbing trend of professional soccer players being pulled from games, Canadian star Alphonso Davies, who plays for Bayern Munich, is showing signs of an “inflammation of the heart muscle,” according to CP24.

He is only 21 years old.

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

Austria is Becoming a Nightmare for the Unvaccinated

As each day takes Austria closer to the February 1 vaccination mandate deadline, murmurs of hope tinged with despair gallop through the lines of irredentists. An expert here says that Omicron might make the mandate unnecessary; a report there tells of technical difficulties that might delay the stay of execution. In no time, though, politicians rise up to crush these hopes. Nothing will come in the way of the mandate.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Austrian School Had Maskless 9-Year-Old Take Test Outside in the Cold

A nine-year-old boy in Austria was forced to take a test outside in freezing temperatures after his school refused to recognize his exemption from wearing a mask in class.

In the Austrian region of Styria in the town of Voitsberg on Tuesday, a nine-year-old boy named Jason was forced to complete a test outdoors in the cold winter weather for violating the elementary school’s Chinese coronavirus rules because he could not wear a mask for medical reasons.

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

BBC Tax to be Abolished by 2028 as UK Promises Eventual End to ‘Elderly Being Threatened With Prison’

Britain has announced that the BBC Licence will be abolished by 2028, putting to an eventual end ‘elderly being threatened with prison’ over avoiding the tax.

The UK government has announced that the nation will be scrapping the TV Licence that funds the British Broadcasting Corporation sometime in 2027, with the BBC being forced to find a new funding model from 2028.

Britain has announced that the BBC Licence will be abolished by 2028, putting to an eventual end ‘elderly being threatened with prison’ over avoiding the tax.

The UK government has announced that the nation will be scrapping the TV Licence that funds the British Broadcasting Corporation sometime in 2027, with the BBC being forced to find a new funding model from 2028.

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

Croatia’s Population Has Dropped 10% in a Decade, Reveals Census

Croatia has 10% fewer people living within its borders than a decade ago, according to preliminary results of a census released on Friday.

The count lists the European Union country had 3.8 million in 2021, compared with 4.2 million in 2011, said Lidija Brkovic from the national statistics office.

“In the last 10 years, the number of residents decreased by 396,000 (people),” said Brkovic.

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

Europe’s Multicultural Volcano

“If Europe does not regain control, Islamized mini-states could soon appear”. The prediction comes from the Russian political scientist Sergei Markov. In an interview published by Lenta.ru, Markov notes that European institutions are adapting to the Islamic way of life, values and traditions (the recent campaigns of the Council of Europe in favor of the Muslim veil is an example), and adds:

“Fully Islamized Islamic enclaves, mini-states and neighborhoods in large European cities will begin to appear. Yes, they will always be a minority. But they are more united and threaten violence. And the state will have to obey their instructions”.

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

French Lawmakers Ban Unvaccinated From Public Venues With New Virus Law

France’s parliament approved a law Sunday that will exclude unvaccinated people from all restaurants, sports arenas, and other venues — the central measure of government efforts to protect hospitals amid record numbers of infections driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant.

The National Assembly adopted the law by a vote of 215-58. Centrist president Emmanuel Macron had hoped to push the bill through faster, but it was slightly delayed by resistance from lawmakers both on the right and left and hundreds of proposed amendments.

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

German Secret Service Brand Corona Critics ‘Enemies of the State’

According to the President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, which is the domestic spy agency, demonstrators in the Corona protests can no longer be clearly assigned to right-wing or left-wing extremism since they all “fundamentally reject the democratic state”. The pandemic is only an excuse for rising up against the state, it claimed.

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

Prince Harry Demands UK Police Protection Despite Dumping Royal Duties

Prince Harry has demanded that he be provided with a police security detail while in the United Kingdom, despite having abandoned his royal duties.

In a legal challenge against the loss of his police security detail when he and his family are in the UK, Prince Harry has claimed that official police protection is necessary as his private guards do not have access to intelligence reports.

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

UK: Retired BBC Producer Caught With Over 800 Child Abuse Images Spared Jail Time Due to ‘Poor Health’

76-year-old Victor Melleney, a retired BBC producer, was caught with 832 indecent images of children stored on a range of devices.

Melleney, who worked on top shows such as Question Time and Panorama, was spared jail time Friday after a judge decided a prison sentence would be “particularly challenging” for the septuagenarian in “poor health.”

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

Twitter Bans Account Linked to Iran’s Supreme Leader Over Trump Assassination Threat

Twitter permanently suspended an account linked to Iran’s supreme leader after it promoted a video depicting the assassination of former President Donald Trump, according to a report.

“The account referenced has been permanently suspended for violating our ban evasion policy,” a Twitter spokesperson told Agence France-Presse on Saturday, referring to the account @KhameneiSite.

The social media giant said its top priority is keeping people safe and protecting the health of conversations on the platform.

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

Novak Djokovic: Tennis Star Deported After Losing Australia Visa Battle

Novak Djokovic has been deported from Australia after losing a last-ditch court bid to stay in the country.

Judges rejected a challenge by the unvaccinated tennis star after the government cancelled his visa on “health and good order” grounds.

Djokovic said he was “extremely disappointed” but accepted the ruling. He has left on a flight to Dubai.

It marks the end of a 10-day saga, in which the Serb fought to stay to defend his title in the Australian Open.

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

Mexico Drops All COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Mexico is witnessing a Covid-19 surge at the moment. The 7-day case average is 18 846, an increase from the 2 756 7-day case average two weeks ago. But Mexico has not enforced any fresh restrictions since the Omicron wave started and has now returned to 2019 normality for tourists, because cases are not confounded with deaths.

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

French Presidential Candidate Says Strong EU Borders Needed

French presidential candidate Valerie Pecresse stressed the need for strong European borders on Friday, during a visit to Greece that will also see her visit a camp for asylum seekers on an Aegean island used by migrants to enter Europe from neighbouring Turkey.

Pecresse, the presidential candidate for the conservative Republicans party is seen by many as the most significant challenger to centrist President Emmanuel Macron — who is expected to run for re-election in April even though he’s has not formally announced it.

“There is no Europe without borders, and the question of borders is absolutely key today to building European power,” Pecresse said, standing at the foot of the ancient Acropolis in Athens.

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

Germany: In Jealous Rage, Muslim Migrant Cuts Off Woman’s Nose, Breasts, And Genital Area

Here is yet another manifestation of the culture of violence that arises from religious texts which sanction the beating of disobedient women (Qur’an 4:34). Women are abused in all cultures. However, only in Islam is the abuse of women given the sanction of the almighty, so that the perpetrators can go away feeling righteous. The Qur’an teaches that men are superior to women and should beat those from whom they “fear disobedience”: “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34

Muhammad’s child bride, Aisha, says in a hadith that Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: ‘Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?’“ — Sahih Muslim 2127

Another hadith states: “Rifa’a divorced his wife whereupon ‘AbdurRahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. ‘Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her husband and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating). It was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah’s Messenger came, Aisha said, ‘I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!’“ — Sahih Bukhari 7.77.5825

Now, there is no sanction for mutilation in Islam. The problem is that once the abuse is permitted, where to draw the line becomes a subjective matter.

“Horror torture with the kitchen knife! In Berlin in court: the merciless tormenter of women,” translated from “Horror-Folter mit dem Küchenmesser! In Berlin vor Gericht: Der Frauen-Quäler ohne Gnade,” Berliner Kurier, January 13, 2022 (thanks to Medforth).

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

Group Arrested in Poland is Accused of Multi-Million-Euro Migrant Trafficking Operation

Polish border guards have detained several people accused of trafficking migrants from the Polish-Belarussian border towards western Europe.

They are said to have taken €3000 from each person they smuggled. The Polish Border Guard said many had no intentions of staying in Poland and were paying for the chance to move on further into the continent.

“In most cases, the people who cross the border do not want to stay in Poland,” said Anna Michalska, spokeswoman for the Polish Border Guard. “90 per cent of them want to go to other countries, mostly to Western European countries.”

The accused so-called “couriers” are Polish, Georgian, Ukrainian, Syrian, and Tunisian nationals.

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

Italy to Grant Baby Bonus Cash to Migrants With Short-Term Work Permits

The Italian constitutional court has ruled that migrants with work permits of just six months or more are eligible to receive a baby bonus as well as a maternity allowance.

Italian constitutional court judges determined that the previous rules, which only allowed migrants with long-term residency to qualify for the baby bonus and maternity allowance, were unconstitutional after a hearing earlier this week.

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

Migrants: France: Record Channel Crossing Attempts in 2021

Number of people who drowned off Calais has tripled

(ANSAmed) — PARIS, JANUARY 10 — The year 2021 recorded a record number of attempts to cross the English Channel, said on Monday the French office in charge of immigration and integration (Ofii). The bureau added that the number of wrecked and rescued migrants off Calais, in northern France, who were then assisted by the State, tripled last year.

“The number of shipwrecked people off Calais who were rescued was 1,002 in 2021”, compared to 341 in 2020 or an increase of 194%, Ofii told France Presse. Last November, the Channel turned into a cemetery with the shipwreck of a rubber dinghy in which 27 migrants who were trying to reach Great Britain died — a similar tragedy to the many reported in the Mediterranean Sea.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

2 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/16/2022

  1. Corona virus :
    Check the following: What this virologist is testifying to was head by those who are alert 2 years ago: Informative. Scary. Confirms what some laymen thinkers have always doubted:

    https://www.tiktok.com/@becbaytx/video/7012637763849719045?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1&q=itnj%20judicial%20commission&t=1642399161792
    Can demokracies be so inimical to their voters ? I am not surprised seeing what they do over the last 60 years: they and jighadis are bedfellows.

    Thanks malik faisal akram stepped into abysmal hell . . . are there houris there?

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