Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/6/2022

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson declared a state of emergency due to the presence of thousands of people on Parliament Hill supporting the Freedom Convoy and protesting the vaccine mandates. Police announced that they would arrest people who provide material support — fuel, food, etc. — for the truckers. They also said that they would be monitoring citizen’s pro-convoy activities on social media. Arrests of convoy supporters have reportedly begun on Parliament Hill.

In other news, police in the Catalonian town of Figueres have arrested an African man for allegedly breaking into the apartment of a 95-year-old woman and raping her.

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Financial Crisis
» Canada Loses 200,000 Jobs, Nearly Double the Blow Economists Expected
 
USA
» #IStandWithJoeRogan Trends on Twitter After Cancel Culture Mob Targets Podcaster
» 1 Dead, 4 Injured in Shooting at Hookah Lounge Near Virginia Tech
» Biden’s First Year in Office Saw 73 Police Officers Killed — Most Deaths Since 1995
» California Teacher Rips Kid Over Pro-Cop Mask, Calls it ‘New Confederacy’
» Ex-Obama Envoy Warns U.S. Groups: Stop “Disruptive Activities’ in Canada
» J&J Tried to Block Publication of Story About Its Secret Plan to Limit Baby Powder Lawsuit Payouts
» Mayor Says Diversity is Our Strength After Muslim Caught Vandalizing Chicago Synagogue With Nazi Symbol
» Memphis BLM Founder Pamela Moses Sentenced to 6 Years for Illegally Voting
» Northeast Ohio Hospitals Place Hundreds of Workers on Leave for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine
» Outrage Mounts After Schools Across Nation Celebrate BLM’s ‘Week of Action’
» Spotify Deletes Episodes of “The Joe Rogan Experience” With Canadian Guests
» Stacey Abrams Slammed for Maskless Pic Surrounded by Masked Kids
» Susan Sarandon Apologizes for Post Comparing Slain NYPD Officer’s Funeral to ‘Fascism’
» Ted Cruz Asks FTC to Investigate GoFundMe for Seizing Freedom Convoy Donations
» Vermont School District Cancels ‘Flannel Friday’ Due to ‘Equity’ Concerns
 
Canada
» Breaking: Police Begin Arresting Convoy Protesters Outside Parliament
» Breaking: Ottawa Police Move Against Freedom Convoy Protesters to Seize Fuel Supplies
» Breaking: Ottawa Police Threaten to Arrest Anyone Providing Material Support to Freedom Convoy
» Breaking: ‘We’re Still Here’ Says Freedom Convoy After a Week of Peaceful Protests
» Breaking: Ottawa Mayor Declares State of Emergency Over Freedom Convoy
» Childless Ottawa Mayor: ‘Disturbing’ to See Kids in ‘Bouncy Castles’ Having ‘Fun’ at Protest
» Exclusive Video — Ottawa Freedom Convoy Demonstrator: Inhumane Trudeau Government Violates Freedoms of Assembly, Speech, Religion
» GoFundMe Accused of Hypocrisy for Freedom Convoy Shutdown
» Live: Arrests in Ottawa
» Ottawa Police Announce Digital Surveillance of Freedom Convoy Protesters, Supporters, And Donors
» Quebec City Convoy Organizers: ‘Come Back in Two Weeks’
» Recap of Day 14 of Truckers for Freedom Convoy Across Canada
» Truckers’ Convoy Says This is a Moment for Independent Media to Shine
» Unvaccinated Dad Loses Custody of Kids; Judge Waves Away Dad’s Research on Jabs
 
Europe and the EU
» Documentary on Islam in a French City Leads to Death Threats
» France: Politician Indicted for Criticizing Islamization of the Country
» France: 35 People Live Under Police Protection Because They Have Criticized Islam
» France: Woman Stabbed 59 Times by Her Muslim Partner Must Pay Him $36,000, His Lawyer Warns Against ‘Islamophobia’
» German Doctor Confirms That Excess Mortality is Directly Linked to COVID 19 Vaccination
» Germany: Islamic Jihad Massacre on Intercity Train Foiled by Police
» Macron Unveils ‘Forum of Islam’ to Counter Extremism in France
» Overrepresentation of and Favoritism Toward Muslims in the Scottish Arts World
» Trust in Austrian Government in Free Fall
» UK Rape Gangs: Authorities Still ‘Victim-Blaming’, Areas Downplay Abuse to Avoid Rochdale-Like Reputation
» UK: ‘Paedophile’ Lord Ahmed of Rotherham Jailed for Sex Crimes Against Children
» Will France Wake Up and Defend Her Freedom — Or Not?
 
Balkans
» Croatia: Politician Accused of ‘Islamophobia’ For Giving Scholarships to Persecuted Christians
 
South Asia
» India: Muslim Mob Attacks Hindus Who Had Gathered to Pay Tribute to Man Murdered Over Supposedly Blasphemous Post
 
Australia — Pacific
» Man Stabbed Mate During Fight Over Shoes
» WA Police Storm Church Mid-Way Through Mass
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Catholic Priest Slain in Congo by Presumed Islamic Terrorists
» Exclusive — Aid Group: Nigeria the World’s ‘Epicenter of Jihadi Violence, ‘ Army Sending Unarmed Soldiers to Fight
» Kenya: Muslims Murder 13 People in Jihad Attack on Bus
» Nigeria: Muslims Murder Eleven Christians, Burn Elderly Grandmother to Death
 
Immigration
» France: Court Sentences Illegal Sudanese Migrant Who Murdered His Ex-Partner, A Medical Student and Pro-Migrant Activist
» Migrant Crisis: Macron Proposes ‘Schengen Council’ To Coordinate EU Border Security
» Over 4,200 Migrants Arrive in Spain in January, Up 30 Per Cent From Last Year
» Spain: Police Arrest Sub-Saharan Man for Raping 95-Year-Old Woman
 

Canada Loses 200,000 Jobs, Nearly Double the Blow Economists Expected

Canadians worked significantly fewer hours in January, and the jobless rate surged, evidence that the Omicron wave of COVID-19 has slowed economic growth.

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

#IStandWithJoeRogan Trends on Twitter After Cancel Culture Mob Targets Podcaster

On Sunday, the hashtag #IStandWithJoeRogan was trending on Twitter after the cancel culture mob created an out-of-context compilation of the podcasting icon using the N-word. Rogan has been battling a string of controversies regarding his wildly popular “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast and Spotify, the streaming platform that exclusively hosts the podcast episodes.

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

1 Dead, 4 Injured in Shooting at Hookah Lounge Near Virginia Tech

Four people were hospitalized and one person has died after a shooting just before midnight Friday in downtown Blacksburg, Virginia, near Virginia Tech, according to the university.

The Blackburn police department has since identified that Isiah Robinson,18, of Roanoke, Virginia was killed and the university has confirmed that a male student at the university was injured and entering surgery Saturday afternoon.

Blacksburg Police responded to reports of shots fired at Melody Hookah Lounge on Main Street, according to a police statement.

They have since identified a suspect, 24-year-old Jamel D. Flint of Roanoke, in the shooting death of Robinson. The Blacksburg Police Department added that six felony warrants — one count of murder in the first degree, one count use of of a firearm while committing or attempting to commit murder and four counts of attempted murder in the first degree…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Biden’s First Year in Office Saw 73 Police Officers Killed — Most Deaths Since 1995

More cops were killed in the line of duty during President Biden’s first year of office than any other year since 1995 — and a law-enforcement group says the driving force is the growing anti-cop sentiment, according to a new report.

Seventy-three officers were intentionally killed in the line of duty in 2021 — a nearly 59 percent increase over 2020, when 46 cops were murdered, Fox News reported Sunday, citing the FBI’s database on officers killed in action.

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

California Teacher Rips Kid Over Pro-Cop Mask, Calls it ‘New Confederacy’

A substitute teacher in California berated a 13-year-old student for wearing a pro-police mask, claiming the face covering was the new version of the Confederate flag, video shows.

Lucas Lillar was wearing the mask featuring a thin blue line in support of law enforcement when he was confronted by the educator last Monday in his math class at Lyman Gilmore Middle School in Grass Valley, Fox News reported.

“That’s not the American flag, that’s the new Confederacy flag,” the teacher could be heard saying in the video.

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

Ex-Obama Envoy Warns U.S. Groups: Stop “Disruptive Activities’ in Canada

A former ambassador to Canada appointed under President Barack Obama cautioned U.S. groups late Saturday night they must not pursue cross-border “disruptive activities” by funding Canadian Freedom Convoy protesters in Ottawa and beyond.

Bruce Heyman’s warning to freedom groups in the U.S. came as protesters opposed to vaccine mandates and coronavirus restrictions held rallies in cities across Canada in a show of solidarity with a week-long demonstration in Ottawa.

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

J&J Tried to Block Publication of Story About Its Secret Plan to Limit Baby Powder Lawsuit Payouts

Johnson & Johnson has been accused of trying to suppress speech by asking a judge to block the Reuters news agency from publishing a story about the pharmaceutical giant’s legal strategy to counter lawsuits claiming that its Baby Powder is a cause of cancer.

“The First Amendment is not a license to knowingly violate the law,” J&J said in a court filing in New Jersey this week.

The filing was made at the US Bankruptcy Court where the Big Pharma giant is trying to get protections from “bankruptcy” from 38,000 lawsuits alleging the company’s baby powder product was advertised as safe but had long-term cancer risks.

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

Mayor Says Diversity is Our Strength After Muslim Caught Vandalizing Chicago Synagogue With Nazi Symbol

“I hate Illinois Islamist Nazis.”

Not everything that looks like “white supremacy” in the Whoopi Goldberg sense is.

Hitler and the Nazis remain quite popular in the Muslim world. They like the fascism sure, but it’s the antisemitism that’s really popular.

Bail has been set at $250,000 for a Niles man accused of spray-painting yellow swastikas on a synagogue and on the grounds of a Jewish high school in Rogers Park last weekend.

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

Memphis BLM Founder Pamela Moses Sentenced to 6 Years for Illegally Voting

The founder of the Black Lives Matter chapter in Memphis has been sentenced to prison for six years for illegally registering to vote in Tennessee, prosecutors said.

Pamela Moses, the 44-year-old activist, was ordered to spend six years and one day behind bars Monday for registering to vote despite felony convictions in 2015 that made her ineligible to do so, Shelby County District Attorney General. Amy Weirich said.

In handing down the sentence, Judge Michael Ward accused her of deceiving the probation department to obtain the right to vote,

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

Northeast Ohio Hospitals Place Hundreds of Workers on Leave for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

The vast majority of Akron-area hospital employees have opted to roll up their sleeves and get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Still, Northeast Ohio hospitals have collectively placed hundreds of workers on leave for refusing to get the required shot.

A mandate issued by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services and upheld last month by the U.S. Supreme Court requires health care workers to get at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Feb. 14 and the second of a two-dose vaccine by March 15.

Hospitals that don’t comply with the federal mandate could face hefty fines.

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

Outrage Mounts After Schools Across Nation Celebrate BLM’s ‘Week of Action’

Schools across the nation celebrated the Black Lives Matter “Week of Action,” which has sparked fierce condemnation from concerned parents.

“[I’m] very concerned that the Black Lives Matter political movement has trojan-horsed their way into Black History education at Webster Elementary,” one California father wrote to members of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District in an email obtained by Fox News. “BLM is a divisive and radical fringe group that includes anti-American, anti-Israel (OUR Jewish homeland and that of proud Jewish people), antisemetic and racist propaganda.”

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

Spotify Deletes Episodes of “The Joe Rogan Experience” With Canadian Guests

Spotify has pulled more than 100 episodes of “The Joe Rogan Experience” as of Saturday, with some featuring Canadian public figures.

According to the website JRE Missing, 113 episodes of “The Joe Rogan Experience” had been taken off of Spotify, many of them recorded before Rogan’s COVID-19 controversy.

Some of these episodes have Canadian guests such as Concordia University marketing professor Gad Saad and “2 Drink Minimum” co-hosts Mike Ward and Pantelis.

Saad said he suspects his episode was removed simply because it involved Rogan speaking the “N-word” in naming the title of a book.

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

Stacey Abrams Slammed for Maskless Pic Surrounded by Masked Kids

Democratic star and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has sparked outrage after tweeting a photo of herself posing indoors with masked-up students — without wearing a mask herself.

Abrams, 48, joins many of her Democratic peers including California Gov. Gavin Newsom and San Francisco Mayor London Breed, who have been seen gallivanting indoors without masks despite supporting strict face-covering mandates.

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

Susan Sarandon Apologizes for Post Comparing Slain NYPD Officer’s Funeral to ‘Fascism’

75-year-old actress Susan Sarandon apologized Friday for an “insenstive” post she shared on Twitter comparing the massive turnout of slain New York Police Department officer Jason Rivera’s funeral to “fascism.”

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

Ted Cruz Asks FTC to Investigate GoFundMe for Seizing Freedom Convoy Donations

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has demanded that the Federal Trade Commission launch a full investigation into GoFundMe after the for-profit crowdfunding company deplatformed the Freedom Convoy’s multi-million dollar campaign.

The popular Texas senator appeared on Fox News host Maria Bartiromo’s “Sunday Morning Features” show, telling her on-air: “Today I sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission asking that the FTC open an investigation into GoFundMe into whether they’ve committed deceptive trade practices.”

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

Vermont School District Cancels ‘Flannel Friday’ Due to ‘Equity’ Concerns

A Vermont school district has reportedly cancelled its “Flannel Friday” event for its students and staff, citing concerns with “equity.”

The Essex Westford School District recently sent an email to parents, addressing the change in the fun Friday flannel-themed celebration.

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

Breaking: Police Begin Arresting Convoy Protesters Outside Parliament

The Ottawa police force began arresting protesters shortly after the city declared a state of emergency following the ongoing Freedom Convoy occupation of Parliament Hill.

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

Breaking: Ottawa Police Move Against Freedom Convoy Protesters to Seize Fuel Supplies

The Freedom Convoy in Ottawa and its supporters are under threat of arrest and police have begun moving against them to seize fuel supplies. Police have issued warnings to Freedom Convoy supporters parked nearby, asking them to leave.

Journalist Beth Baisch interviewed protesters in Confederation Park

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

Breaking: Ottawa Police Threaten to Arrest Anyone Providing Material Support to Freedom Convoy

On Sunday as the Freedom Convoy organizers held a press conference to discuss their actions in Ottawa, Ottawa police announced that anyone who provides material support to the truckers may be subject to arrest.

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

Breaking: ‘We’re Still Here’ Says Freedom Convoy After a Week of Peaceful Protests

Organizers of the Freedom Convoy held a press conference Sunday, following GoFundMe’s pulling of funding for the protest, and GiveSendGo’s stepping in to fill the void.

The conference gave the convoy organizers an opportunity to further state their goals an intentions, which include a message broader than the mandates. “Let’s get people all back to work. Let people open up their businesses, let children have birthday parties,” said co-organizer Tamara Lich. “These children… are begging for us to help save their futures.”

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

Breaking: Ottawa Mayor Declares State of Emergency Over Freedom Convoy

Mayor Jim Watson of Ottawa has declared a state of emergency in relation to the Freedom Convoy, which has protested in the city for over a week.

“Declaring a state of emergency reflects the serious danger and threat to the safety and security of residents posed by the ongoing demonstrations and highlights the need for support from other jurisdictions and levels of government,” the statement reads.

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

Childless Ottawa Mayor: ‘Disturbing’ to See Kids in ‘Bouncy Castles’ Having ‘Fun’ at Protest

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson described the presence of children playing in bouncy castles at the Freedom Convoy demonstration as “disturbing” in a video interview with CTV News on Sunday.

Watson is 60, unmarried, and without children.

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

Exclusive Video — Ottawa Freedom Convoy Demonstrator: Inhumane Trudeau Government Violates Freedoms of Assembly, Speech, Religion

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is violating Canadians’ freedoms of speech, expression, assembly, and religion, a demonstrator in Ottawa, ON, told Breitbart News on Wednesday during the Freedom Convoy protest in Canada’s capital city.

Daz was near Parliament Hill as part of a group of demonstrators with Canadian flags when he explained his reasons for attending and supporting the truckers’ protest.

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

GoFundMe Accused of Hypocrisy for Freedom Convoy Shutdown

GoFundMe is accused of hypocrisy over its shutting down the $10M fundraiser for Canada’s Freedom convoy, saying that it has become an “occupation.”

“We now have evidence from law enforcement that the previously peaceful demonstration has become an occupation, with police reports of violence and other unlawful activity,” GoFundMe said.

The fundraiser had to switch to an alternative platform GiveSendGo.

GoFundMe didn’t give any specifics about the alleged violence it says is taking place at the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa.

At the height of the 2020 riots, the crowdfunding platform allowed, and even promoted, numerous campaigns supporting the self-declared occupation of CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protests) in Seattle, where violence and arson was common, a teenager was murdered and another was critically injured.

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

Live: Arrests in Ottawa

Rebel News reporter Lincoln Jay is in Ottawa, where police have made several arrests tonight following a state of emergency declaration from Mayor Jim Watson.

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

Ottawa Police Announce Digital Surveillance of Freedom Convoy Protesters, Supporters, And Donors

The Ottawa Police Service has announced a new operation where it is partnering with federal intelligence agencies to create “enhanced intelligence operations and investigations” that will target individuals who are taking part in and supporting the Canadian Truckers Freedom Convoy.

The Ottawa police said that it’s partnering with the US’s FBI and the Department of Homeland Security to investigate “online threats.”

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

Quebec City Convoy Organizers: ‘Come Back in Two Weeks’

QUEBEC — With police warning tolerance for illegally parked truckers was ending within hours, organizers of the Quebec City convoy protesting against COVID-19 health measures called on supporters and drivers to leave Sunday — and return in even greater numbers in two weeks.

“We propose that we continue to protest today, then we will leave this evening, and we will come back to close down the Carnaval,” Bernard (Rambo) Gauthier, one of the organizers of the Quebec convoys, told a crowd of about 300 supporters outside the National Assembly on Sunday. “We have 15 days to talk to our families, our friends. We will meet again in two weeks, but there will be a lot more of us.”

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

Recap of Day 14 of Truckers for Freedom Convoy Across Canada

As the trucker convoy protests officially entered their second week, large crowds returned to Parliament Hill, thousands more Canadians peacefully protested in cities across the country, Pierre Poilievre announced he was running for the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) leadership and protesters in Ottawa were asked if they had seen any of the acts of violence they were being constantly accused of.

Protests against vaccine mandates and other COVID restrictions swept the nation today as huge crowds gathered in Victoria, Edmonton, Toronto, Quebec City and many other cities from coast to coast.

In Coutts, Alberta, hundreds of riders on horseback flying Canadian and Albertan flags showed their support for the blockade and for freedom.

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

Truckers’ Convoy Says This is a Moment for Independent Media to Shine

Organizers of the Freedom Convoy held a press conference Sunday, following GoFundMe’s pulling of multi-million dollar funding for the protest, and GiveSendGo’s stepping in to fill the void.

During the press conference, the organizers lauded independent media. “This is an opportunity for Independent Media to shine,” said Benjamin Dichter in response to why the organizers won’t allow legacy media in the press conferences.

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

Unvaccinated Dad Loses Custody of Kids; Judge Waves Away Dad’s Research on Jabs

An unvaccinated father in New Brunswick, Canada, lost custody of his children, including an immunocompromised 10-year-old, after a judge ruled in favor of the mother late last month, according to reports.

The parents, who were not identified in the court ruling, had separated in 2019 but shared custody of their three kids. Last year, the mother asked to have the custody agreement changed because the father and his new wife refuse to be vaccinated and in light of their daughter’s ongoing treatment for non-cancerous tumors in her blood vessels, according to CBC News.

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

Documentary on Islam in a French City Leads to Death Threats

On January 23, a documentary on Islam in the town of Roubaix, in northern France, was broadcast on the program “Zone Interdite” (“Restricted Zone”). That documentary has had a major impact in the country, prompting much discussion of how Muslims are violating with impunity the laws of the Republic. And of course the program has infuriated Muslims precisely because it has revealed such violations. Robert Spencer wrote about this briefly here, and a full report on the program can be found here: “French journalist, 34, is given police guard over her report on radical Islam in town where shops sell FACELESS DOLLS, restaurant has cubicles for women to eat and Muslim who spoke out was threatened with beheading,” by Lizzie May and Chris Pleasance, MailOnline, January 31, 2022.

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

France: Politician Indicted for Criticizing Islamization of the Country

Noticing what is happening in France is a criminal offense.

“[Video] ‘Islamic Republic’: Jordan Bardella indicted after criticism of Trappes,” translated from “[Vidéo] “ République islamique “ : Jordan Bardella mis en examen apre’s des critiques sur Trappes,” Valeurs Actuelles, February 2, 2022 (thanks to Medforth).

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

France: 35 People Live Under Police Protection Because They Have Criticized Islam

The diversity that France is so intent on celebrating is turning into the forcible silencing of dissenting views.

“A third of close protections concern people who have criticized Islam, according to the police,” translated from “Un tiers des protections rapprochées concerne des personnes ayant critiqué l’islam, selon la police,” Valeurs Actuelles, February 2, 2022 (thanks to Medforth).

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

France: Woman Stabbed 59 Times by Her Muslim Partner Must Pay Him $36,000, His Lawyer Warns Against ‘Islamophobia’

Brave new multicultural France has its priorities in order.

“Femicide in Toulon: what we know about the author of the 59 stab wounds,” translated from “Féminicide à Toulon: ce que l’on sait sur l’auteur des 59 coups de couteau,” by Eric Marmottans, Nice-Matin, January 31, 2022 (thanks to “France: Aurélie, who miraculously survived 59 stabbings by Mohamed, who was ‘hurt in his pride as an Algerian,’ must pay the €32,000 outstanding rent of her ex-life partner — His lawyer warns against Islamophobia,” Medforth).

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

German Doctor Confirms That Excess Mortality is Directly Linked to COVID 19 Vaccination

For Dr Reitz there is no doubt: The excess mortality that has been observed since 2021 is largely due to the vaccination against Covid-19. According to their analyses, particular importance is attached to the booster vaccinations. She cannot understand the silence of leading institutions despite the clear data, nor the uncritical behavior of her colleagues. There is also no correct information about the risks of vaccination.

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

Germany: Islamic Jihad Massacre on Intercity Train Foiled by Police

Were these police officers celebrating diversity, or being “Islamophobic”? Shouldn’t they be punished for disturbing Germany’s glorious multicultural mosaic and preventing these pious believers from expressing their faith?

“Captured in Hanover: 17-year-old denies attack plans,” translated from “In Hannover gefasst: 17-Jähriger bestreitet Anschlagspläne,” NDR, February 1, 2022.

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

Macron Unveils ‘Forum of Islam’ to Counter Extremism in France

NICE, France (AP) — The French government on Saturday introduced a new body to reshape Islam in France, part of President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to rid it of extremism.

The Forum of Islam in France leadership will be made up of clergy and lay people to help guide the largest Muslim community in western Europe. All of its members will be hand-picked by the government and women will make up at least a quarter of them.

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

Overrepresentation of and Favoritism Toward Muslims in the Scottish Arts World

The National Theatre of Scotland is over-funding Pakistani/Bangladeshi productions. In 2019 (pre-covid), these creatives were receiving 500% more money than their Christian counterparts. “Asians,” and by this they mean Pakistani/Bangladeshi Muslims, are 2.7% of the population of Scotland; yet they are being awarded 14% of the National Theatre of Scotland’s yearly budget in order to stage shows that are created by Pakistani and Bangladeshi artists.

In a bid to create equality and confront the abysmal “systemic racism” of Christians who are living and working in the land that their forefathers built, the National Theatre of Scotland is on a mission to make amends for present-day oppression that exists nowhere except in the minds of their creative board. And “equality” to them seems to mean giving a disproportionate amount of money to Muslims.

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

Trust in Austrian Government in Free Fall

Trust in the Austrian federal government is at an unprecedented low. This is the result of a representative flash survey conducted by the market research institute Integral on behalf of the Initiative for Evidence-Based Corona Information (ICI). Only 13 percent of respondents have “great confidence” in the federal government and 51 percent no longer have any. Therefore, one third would like to see new elections immediately.

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

UK Rape Gangs: Authorities Still ‘Victim-Blaming’, Areas Downplay Abuse to Avoid Rochdale-Like Reputation

A new report from the state-sponsored Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has revealed that police forces and officials are still “victim-blaming” children preyed on by groomers, and failing to record child sexual exploitation and predator ethnicity to avoid bad publicity.

The inquiry, focusing on St Helens, Tower Hamlets, Swansea, Durham, Bristol, and Warwickshire as case study areas in its official report, said it suspected that “some institutional leaders [are] more keen to assure themselves that their area is ‘not another Rochdale or Rotherham’, rather than being determined to find and root out child sexual exploitation in their area and expose its scale.”

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

UK: ‘Paedophile’ Lord Ahmed of Rotherham Jailed for Sex Crimes Against Children

Nazir Ahmed, also known as Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, has been jailed for the attempted rape of a young girl, as well as for twice sodomizing a boy under 11 years of age.

Former Labour Peer Lord Ahmed of Rotherham — who was tried under his real name, Nazir Ahmed — has been jailed for sodomizing a young boy under the age of 11, as well as for attempting to rape a young girl.

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

Will France Wake Up and Defend Her Freedom — Or Not?

“What else do you need to wake up and understand that we have to defend ourselves?”, asked the late Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci.

We should be worried about Europe. It is the cradle of European culture, especially France. Henry James, in The Ambassadors, writes about France as the epitome of civilization, as the “eldest daughter of the Church”. Now, however, France’s churches are being burned, demolished and abandoned, and its adherents sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. France’s Jews, “the canaries in the coalmine”, are being physically attacked and leaving their country. Since 2000, more than 60,000 have fled.

In the face of this massive assault on freedom and culture, an army of “useful idiots” is siding with the enemies of civilization. Professor Robert Redeker was forced into hiding after criticizing radical Islam and now has to be protected by police.

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

Croatia: Politician Accused of ‘Islamophobia’ For Giving Scholarships to Persecuted Christians

This imbroglio is a vivid illustration of how the term “Islamophobia” is used to intimidate and silence everyone who might suggest the shadow of a hint of a negative statement about any aspect of Islam.

“Catholic politician rejects ‘false accusations’ in European Islamophobia report,” CNA, January 21, 2022 (thanks to Tom).

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

India: Muslim Mob Attacks Hindus Who Had Gathered to Pay Tribute to Man Murdered Over Supposedly Blasphemous Post

“Police has instructed everyone not to post anything that can hurt someone’s religious sentiments.”

Appeasement is never the answer. It will only embolden the aggressors to push the victims to accept still more of Sharia.

“Gujarat: Muslim mob attacks Hindus who had gathered to pay tribute to Kishan Bharwad in a temple in Chhota Udepur,” OpIndia, February 1, 2022.

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

Man Stabbed Mate During Fight Over Shoes

A teenager stabbed his former mate in the back and left him to die in a dog park after a fight over a pair of stolen shoes, a court has heard.

Jarvis Jai Farrier, 21, has pleaded guilty in the Brisbane Supreme Court to the manslaughter of former friend Harrison Geppert at a Gold Coast dog park in September 2019.

The pair’s bitter falling out escalated in the weeks before the attack with social media taunts including images of knives and weapons, prosecutor Mark Green told the court.

The simmering animosity erupted during a chance encounter on September 4 when the teens crossed paths on their way to buy drugs from the same dealer, he said.

Farrier was with two others when he bought cannabis at Varsity Lakes.

As he was leaving, he spotted Geppert walking with a friend also on the way to buy drugs from the same dealer.

Farrier called for reinforcements, and the two groups cornered Mr Geppert, blocking both ends of the street.

One of Farrier’s friends accused Mr Geppert of stealing his shoes before the ambush escalated into a physical confrontation between the pair.

Before joining the brawl, Farrier armed himself with a marine-style blade, stabbing Mr Geppert once in his back.

The wound was not deep, penetrating just over 5cm, but enough to puncture Mr Geppert’s left lung before the teen collapsed and died from cardiac arrest…

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WA Police Storm Church Mid-Way Through Mass

Churchgoers were left “stunned” after a West Australian police officer patrolled the pews of Catholic church halfway through a mass to check masks.

The evening mass at St Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Perth was abruptly halted as a police officer ensured that parishioners were abiding by the mask rules.

Masks were made mandatory for all indoor settings in Perth on January 16 to combat rising COVID-19 cases under the direction of WA Premier Mark McGowan.

Parishioners were quoted in the media, describing the confronting scene of law enforcement in full uniform checking that those praying were fully masked.

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Catholic Priest Slain in Congo by Presumed Islamic Terrorists

Father Richard Masivi Kasereka was gunned down this week in the DR Congo, allegedly by Muslim terrorists from the Allied Democratic Forces, a group linked to the Islamic State.

The 36-year-old priest, who had been ordained for just three years, was killed by gunmen after celebrating Mass on February 2, the World Day of Consecrated Life in the Catholic Church, Italian media report.

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Exclusive — Aid Group: Nigeria the World’s ‘Epicenter of Jihadi Violence, ‘ Army Sending Unarmed Soldiers to Fight

Islamist violence against Christians in Nigeria — a country estimated to be about half Christian — has reached catastrophic levels and places the country at risk of being home to a new Islamic State-style caliphate, David Curry, the CEO of the Christian Aid group Open Doors, told Breitbart News in an interview this week.

Open Doors released its annual World Watch List, an in-depth ranking of the most dangerous places in the world to be a Christian, on Wednesday. Nigeria earned the list’s number seven ranking, up two spots from the year before. Open Doors classifies persecution in Nigeria as “extreme.”

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Kenya: Muslims Murder 13 People in Jihad Attack on Bus

The bus hit an IED, and then the jihadis opened fire. If the perpetrators were any other group, this would be international news. As it is, you’ll likely only read about it here.

Why “Muslims” in the headline, rather than “insurgents” or “militants” or some such? Because they did this as a result of their adherence to Islamic texts and teachings. If they hadn’t been Muslims, they wouldn’t have done it.

“Thirteen Killed in Bus Bombing by Suspected Al-Shabaab Terrorists,” International Christian Concern, January 31, 2022.

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Nigeria: Muslims Murder Eleven Christians, Burn Elderly Grandmother to Death

Brutal reports of Christian persecution have become so routine that the West, including the mainstream churches, ignore them. It is bad enough that Fulani jihadists again rampaged through a Christian village, murdering 11 Christians, but they also burned an elderly grandmother alive. Her grandson said: “Grandma’s blood will surely rise and speak against her killers and their sponsors.”

It does. Yet there are few who advocate for the victims. It is popular in the West to highlight “Islamophobia” as a means to ignore the bitter truth of human suffering that is being inflicted upon infidels by rampaging jihadists.

“Fulanis Kill 11 Christians in Attack on Village, Sources Say,” Morning Star News, January 20, 2022.

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France: Court Sentences Illegal Sudanese Migrant Who Murdered His Ex-Partner, A Medical Student and Pro-Migrant Activist

A French court has sentenced an illegal migrant from Sudan to two decades of imprisonment after finding him guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend — a 27-year-old medical student and pro-migrant activist.

Following just three hours of deliberation last week, the court sentenced Rifat Abbas, a 34-year-old Sudanese illegal immigrant, to 20 years in prison after finding him guilty of stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Audrey Coignard, to death in a fit of rage back in September 2019 in the crime-ridden Parisian suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis, Le Figaro reports.

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Migrant Crisis: Macron Proposes ‘Schengen Council’ To Coordinate EU Border Security

French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the European Union form a “Schengen Council” in order that member states are better able to coordinate and react to threats to the bloc’s external borders.

French President Macron, who currently heads the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first half of 2022, stated this week that he wished to see the formation of a new council to “better anticipate crises and react more quickly, as Europeans, to evaluate our frailties and better protect our external borders.”

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Over 4,200 Migrants Arrive in Spain in January, Up 30 Per Cent From Last Year

Spain saw at least 4,202 illegal migrant arrivals in the first month of 2022, an increase of 30.6 per cent compared to the same period last year, with most migrants arriving on the Spanish Canary Islands.

Figures from the Spanish interior Ministry released this week stated that of the 4,202 migrants who arrived by sea and air to Spain illegally, the vast majority, 4,115, arrived in the country aboard the 115 boats that made it to Spanish waters in January.

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Spain: Police Arrest Sub-Saharan Man for Raping 95-Year-Old Woman

Police in the Catalonian town of Figueres have arrested a 30-year-old man of sub-Saharan origin who admitted to brutally raping a 95-year-old woman after breaking into her apartment in the middle of the night.

The crime, which took place late last month, saw the hooded perpetrator force his way into the female pensioner’s first-floor apartment, where she lives by herself, at around 11 p.m. before sexually assaulting her, according to a report from Spanish newspaper La Gaceta de la Iberosfera, which cites a source who is close to the case.

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/6/2022

  1. “Breaking: Police Begin Arresting Convoy Protesters Outside Parliament”
    Looks like Canada is having its own little 1989. Good luck to everyone defending their freedom!

  2. re Macron Unveils ‘Forum of Islam’ to Counter Extremism

    Memo to Macron:
    “extremism” is normative Islam

    The same Breitbart report includes an insert to:
    “Leaked French Internal Intelligence Report Claims 150 Neighborhoods ‘Held’ By Radical Islamists”

    Further memo:
    “Radical Islamists” are dutifully observant muslims
    They are doing “exactly what this book says”.

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