Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/22/2022

A young man named Mohammad Moiz Omar entered a mosque in Ontario and attacked the faithful there with bear spray and an axe. Fortunately, there were only minor injuries, all of them caused by the bear spray, before the attacker was subdued and arrested. The incident has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

In other news, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre refused to ban Russian media, saying that he is opposed to censorship.

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Financial Crisis
» More Than 8 in 10 Americans Hurt by Inflation, Economy Most Important Issue: Poll
 
USA
» Alcohol Killed More Under-65 Americans Than COVID in 2020
» Antifa Member Involved in 2020 BLM Riot Calls for Death of Journalist Andy Ngo
» BLM Leader Who Threatened ‘Riots’ if Plainclothes Unit Was Brought Back Says Mayor Adams Listened to Activists
» Breaking: Project Veritas Reveals Biden’s DOJ Spied on Journalists With Secret Warrants
» Breaking: Psaki Tests Positive for COVID After Being Double Vaxxed, Boosted and Previously Contracting COVID
» Candace Owens Goes Viral With Response to New York Times Reporter’s Email Citing, Yup, The New York Times
» Conspiracy to Kidnap a Governor: FBI Told Informant to Brand ‘Innocent Man’ As Federal Agent to Avoid Suspicion
» DOJ Collected Project Veritas Emails But Didn’t Reveal it to Federal Judge Overseeing Case
» Downtown Norfolk Shooting That Killed 2 and Injured 3 Stemmed From Fight Over a Spilled Drink, Police Chief Says
» ‘Her Office Has a Higher Turnover Than Taco Bell’: Kamala Harris’ National Security Adviser Latest Staffer to Quit
» Hillary Clinton Tests Positive for COVID, Pushes Vaccines
» Jill Biden Event Bans Unvaccinated People From Eating and Drinking
» Ketanji Brown Jackson Serves on Board of School That Promotes Critical Race Theory
» Outlets That Stifled True Hunter Biden Story Ranked High by Fact-Checkers, But New York Post Gets Low Score
» ‘Predetermined’: Mainstream Scientists Blame Media, Big Tech for Squelching COVID Debate
» Stormy: I’ll Go to Prison Before Paying Trump a Penny of the $293,000 He Won
» The Blind Leading the Blind! NYC Mayor Eric Adams Turns to Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot for Ideas on How to Tackle Subway Crime and Gun Violence… Even as Violent Crime Surges 34% in the Windy City
» Trucker Convoy Protesting COVID Mandates in DC to Continue All Week
» Video: Rogan Exposes How West Has Done a Complete 180 on ‘Corrupt’ Ukraine
» Wild Video: Suspected Shoplifter, Accomplice Body-Slammed by Fed Up Man
 
Canada
» Canada Mosque: Worshippers Stop Axe Wielding Attacker
» Conservative MP Vows to ‘Do Everything in My Power’ to Prevent COVID Mandates if Elected Prime Minister
» Feds Admit to Paying Out Fewer Than Five Vaccine Injury Awards
» ‘God Help Us All’: Conservative Leader Bergen Says Canadians ‘Did Not Vote for NDP Government’
» Lawyer Chad Williamson Discusses Updates to the Coutts Blockade Legal Defence
» Live Updates: Pastor Artur Pawlowski’s Second Bail Hearing Since February Arrest
» Ontario’s Key Vaccine Passport Adviser Resigns, Leaves Canada
» Pandemic Restrictions Are Gone: It’s Time to Drop the Tickets
» Poilievre Has a Plan to Defund CBC and Unite Canadians
» Police Crack Down on Peaceful Protesters at Calgary’s Freedom Rally
» Politicized Police Crack Down on Calgary Freedom Protest
» School Bus at Pastor Artur’s Church Catches Fire
» The Mask Mandate Ended in Ontario — So Why Are So Many Ontarians Still Wearing Their Face Diapers?
» Watch: Video Shows Every Time Liberal/NDP MPs Lied About Arson Being Linked to Freedom Convoy
 
Europe and the EU
» Biden Will Discuss Peacekeeping Mission to Ukraine During His Visit to Poland
» Chaos at German Airports as Flights Delayed, Canceled Amid Airport Security Staff Strikes
» COVID Forever: Austria Already Set to Bring Back Mask Mandate
» ‘Criticism, Not Censorship’: Norwegian PM Refuses to Block Russian State Media
» Czechia and Poland Rated Among Friendliest Countries to Ukraine
» EU Approves Policy for ‘Rapid Reaction Force’
» Germany Searches 100 Suspects Over Political Hate Speech
» Germany: Investigators Launch Raids Over Election Hate Speech
» Germany: Knife Attack on ICE Train Had Islamist Motive
» Poland Restricts Half of Its Airspace for Military Use Only
» Spanish Populist Party Vox Regional Vice President Violently Assaulted by Masked Extremists
» The Left Prepares the Ground for Questioning Hungary’s Election Results
» UK: ‘Let’s Secure’ Our Freedoms
» UK: Boris Johnson’s Law Banning ‘Noisy’ Protests Dealt Humiliating Lords Defeat
» UK: Boris Johnson Pushes ‘Dash to Nuclear’ As Green Agenda Falls by Wayside
» ‘We’d Win the European Championship for Tax Cuts!’ — Szijjarto Hails Hungary’s Economic Performance Despite Pandemic
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Attack at Israel Shopping Center Sees Several Stabbed, 4 Reportedly Killed
 
Middle East
» Assad: In ‘Democratic’ West, You’re Only Allowed One Opinion
 
Russia
» Anti-Polish Article Published by Former Russian President Medvedev
» Kremlin Calls on FIDE to Overturn Sergey Karjakin’s Worldwide Chess Ban
» Latest Developments
» Pics: Ukraine Claims to Have Retaken Key Kyiv Suburb, Battle for Mariupol Continues
» Poll: Over 75 Per Cent of Russians Support Invasion of Poland
» Pro-Kremlin Paper Claims it Was Hacked After Posting Alleged Russian Death Toll in Ukraine
» Video: ‘They Are Cockroaches!’ — Ukrainian Doctor Reveals He Has Ordered Staff to ‘Castrate’ Captured Russian Soldiers
 
South Asia
» Hindu Girl Killed for Refusing Islamic Marriage Proposal in Pakistan’s Sindh
 
Australia — Pacific
» Watch: Unvaxxed Siblings Banned From Visiting Dying Dad
 
Immigration
» Female Ukrainian Refugees Encounter Swedish Diversity
» France: African Migrant Destroys Asylum House After Learning He Would Have Roommate
» How Many Ukrainians Have Fled Their Homes and Where Have They Gone?
» ‘I Don’t Want to Go Back to Algeria’ — African Students Fleeing Ukraine Want to Stay in Europe
» UK: Tiny Baby is Just One of 100 Channel Migrants Who Have Landed in Dover Today With ‘Dozens More’ Expected After Border Force Stopped 213 Yesterday…
» ‘Why Would You Pay for a Czech Woman When You Can Have a Much Cheaper Ukrainian?’ — Police Deal With the First Cases of Forced Prostitution of War Refugees
 
Culture Wars
» Austin Elementary School Holds Pride Parade, Instructs Students Not to Reveal What is Said in ‘Community Circles’
» Charlie Kirk Suspended From Twitter, Refuses to Delete Tweet on Transgender Biden Appointee
» DeSantis Signs Proclamation Declaring Florida Swimmer ‘Best Women’s Swimmer’ After Loss to Trans Athlete
» GOP Indiana Gov Vetoes Bill Banning Males From Girls’ Sports, Lawmakers Expected to Override
» Journalist Twitter-Banned After Interview With Female Swimmer Opposing Lia Thomas’ Inclusion in NCAA Championships
» Number of Children Seeking Gender Reassignment Soared by 20 Per Cent During UK Lockdowns
» Utah Governor Vetoes Bill Protecting Girls’ Sports, State Legislature Moves to Override Him
» Video: Babylon Bee CEO Explains Why it Will Not “Bend the Knee” And Delete ‘Hateful’ Tweet
 

More Than 8 in 10 Americans Hurt by Inflation, Economy Most Important Issue: Poll

More than 8 in 10 people in the United States are facing hardships over inflation, according to a new poll.

The poll of more than 1000 registered voters, conducted between March 18-20 by Emerson College, also found that a plurality of voters blame the Biden administration for soaring gas prices and think the economy, including inflation, is the most pressing issue in the country right now. A majority of voters also believed the Biden administration should prioritize domestic issues like the economy over concerns about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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

Alcohol Killed More Under-65 Americans Than COVID in 2020

A new study led by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reveals the staggering impact of early-pandemic isolation on Americans with substance-abuse problems.

Researchers sifted through death certificates to tally deaths in which alcohol was found to be an underlying or contributing cause. They determined that more than 99,000 people suffered alcohol-related deaths in 2020 — a 25.5 percent spike over the previous year. More adults under 65 died from alcohol-related factors (74,408) than from COVID-19 (74,075) in 2020.

Alcohol-related deaths, ranging from alcohol poisoning to liver disease and accidents, have been crawling upward over the past two decades with an average annual increase of 3.6 percent between 1999 and 2019. But the stark jump from 78,927 deaths in 2019 to 99,017 in 2020 confirms studies showing that people drank more to manage pandemic stress.

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

Antifa Member Involved in 2020 BLM Riot Calls for Death of Journalist Andy Ngo

Oh, those cute and cuddly terrorists in the far-left, fascist tactic using group, Antifa — which ironically is supposed to stand for “anti-fascist.” It wouldn’t be a day ending in “y” if they didn’t harass or threaten someone or group that doesn’t adhere to their every whim and ill-informed stance.

AZ Free News recently reported on yet another instance of a member of the violent group threatening someone who reports the truth about their communist insanity. Of course, their favorite target is journalist Andy Ngo.

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

BLM Leader Who Threatened ‘Riots’ if Plainclothes Unit Was Brought Back Says Mayor Adams Listened to Activists

New York City Mayor Eric Adams touted 31 arrests that were made last week by the NYPD’s new Neighborhood Safety Teams, a revamped version of the NYPD’s controversial plainclothes anti-crime unit that was disbanded in 2020.

Adams, a former police captain who ran on a tough-on-crime platform, vowed to bring back the plainclothes unit during his successful campaign last year, roiling some New Yorkers who accused the anti-crime team of aggressive and discriminatory tactics.

“If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing then we’re going to take to the streets again,” Hawk Newsome, co-founder of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, said outside Borough Hall after meeting with Adams in November. “There will be riots, there will be fire, and there will be bloodshed.”

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

Breaking: Project Veritas Reveals Biden’s DOJ Spied on Journalists With Secret Warrants

On Tuesday, a new video from Project Veritas revealed legal documents obtained from the Microsoft Corporation showing that the Department of Justice had been spying on Project Veritas journalists leading up to the November raids of the journalists’ homes.

“Project Veritas has just obtained documents showing the SDNY [Southern District of New York] was spying on Project Veritas journalists well before the FBI raided the homes of our journalists last November, secretly reading our emails, concealing that from a court in our case against the SDNY,” Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe said in a video released on Tuesday.

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

Breaking: Psaki Tests Positive for COVID After Being Double Vaxxed, Boosted and Previously Contracting COVID

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tested positive for Covid for a second time. Psaki is double vaccinated and has received her booster shot. Psaki’s first positive test came in October of last year, again prior to a Europe trip with the president.

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

Candace Owens Goes Viral With Response to New York Times Reporter’s Email Citing, Yup, The New York Times

Candace Owens went viral on Monday after she responded to a New York Times reporter with citations from the newspaper after the reporter seemed to suggest Owens was echoing Russian state media when she said Ukraine, a nation widely known for its corruption, is corrupt.

“Received an email from The NYTimes asking for comment regarding me ‘advancing ideas that Ukraine is a corrupt country’—similar to Russian state TV,” Owens told her followers via social media. “I replied informing them that I actually got my ideas from The New York Times, and provided them links to their past articles.”

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

Conspiracy to Kidnap a Governor: FBI Told Informant to Brand ‘Innocent Man’ As Federal Agent to Avoid Suspicion

GRAND RAPIDS, MI: FBI handlers told informant Dan Chappel to label an “innocent man” a federal agent to avoid potential detection, an attorney said Tuesday in the trial over a conspiracy to kidnap Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Chappel worked for the FBI as an informant in 2020 as part of the Bureau’s investigation into the plot to kidnap Whitmer over her COVID-19 policies. Of six men arrested and accused of taking part in the conspiracy, two have pleaded guilty. Brandon Caserta, Barry Croft Jr., Adam Fox, and Daniel Harris are contesting the charge.

Chappel, called to the stand by prosecutors, testified that FBI handlers directed him to accuse another man, identified as Trent, of being a federal agent to divert suspicion from himself. Chappel said that at one point during his work as an informant, he was concerned about being compromised and outed as working with the FBI.

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

DOJ Collected Project Veritas Emails But Didn’t Reveal it to Federal Judge Overseeing Case

An attorney for Project Veritas sent a letter to District Court Judge Analisa Torres accusing the Department of Justice of sidestepping her prior rulings designed to protect the journalistic and attorney-client privileges of the organization. Microsoft recently revealed that the DOJ had previously seized Project Veritas documents from a cloud account using a warrant which was not revealed to the court and which Microsoft was forbidden from revealing until recently.

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

Downtown Norfolk Shooting That Killed 2 and Injured 3 Stemmed From Fight Over a Spilled Drink, Police Chief Says

Two people died and three others were injured in a shooting early Saturday morning in downtown Norfolk. The gunfire allegedly stemmed from an argument over a spilled drink.

That’s what Police Chief Larry Boone told a meeting of the Downtown Norfolk Civic League on Monday night.

“Chief Larry Boone stated that the shooting that left two dead on Granby Street was the result of an argument over a spilled drink,” Sgt. William Pickering confirmed…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

‘Her Office Has a Higher Turnover Than Taco Bell’: Kamala Harris’ National Security Adviser Latest Staffer to Quit

On Monday, in the wake of Vice President Kamala Harris’ disastrous visit to Poland, it was reported that her National Security Adviser Nancy McEldowney, will become the latest staffer to leave Harris’ office.

According to Reuters, McEldowney, who advised not only Harris but also President Biden on foreign affairs including Afghanistan, Iran, and Ukraine, wrote in an internal memo that she was quitting in order to “focus on some pressing personal matters,” adding, “This was a difficult decision because I am so deeply committed to the work we do and the crucial national interest we serve. But after more than a year, this is the right decision for my family.”

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

Hillary Clinton Tests Positive for COVID, Pushes Vaccines

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced late Tuesday afternoon that she had tested positive for COVID-19. She noted that her symptoms were mild, a fact that she attributed to the vaccine, and she encouraged everyone else to make sure that they got the vaccine and available booster shots as well. She then asked for some movie recommendations to keep her entertained while she rode out the illness.

“Well, I’ve tested positive for COVID. I’ve got some mild cold symptoms but am feeling fine. I’m more grateful than ever for the protection vaccines can provide against serious illness. Please get vaccinated and boosted if you haven’t already!” Clinton tweeted.

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

Jill Biden Event Bans Unvaccinated People From Eating and Drinking

An upcoming event at the White House hosted by First Lady Jill Biden prohibits people who have not taken the COVID jab from eating or drinking.

Attendees at the event for the spouses of congressmen and congresswomen also must stay six feet away from other guests, according to a copy of the invite.

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

Ketanji Brown Jackson Serves on Board of School That Promotes Critical Race Theory

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, serves on the board of trustees for an elite private Washington, D.C., school that promotes critical race theory (CRT).

Jackson’s questionnaire for the Senate Judiciary Committee says that she has been a board of trustees member at Georgetown Day School since 2019 and a member of the Georgetown Day School community for nearly a decade.

“Since becoming part of the GDS community seven years ago, Patrick and I have witnessed the transformative power of a rigorous progressive education that is dedicated to fostering critical thinking, independence, and social justice,” Jackson said in the Winter 2019/2020 edition of Georgetown Day School’s magazine, referring to her husband.

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

Outlets That Stifled True Hunter Biden Story Ranked High by Fact-Checkers, But New York Post Gets Low Score

After legacy media outlets consistently dismissed the New York Post’s bombshell story of Hunter Biden’s laptop, frequently categorizing it as “Russian disinformation” The New York Times made waves by admitting on Wednesday the laptop and its scandalous contents were indeed authentic.

The admission has generated considerable buzz among conservative commentators and politicians, with some arguing that the suppression of the story by legacy news outlets and social media companies is at least as newsworthy as the laptop itself, whose contents suggest that Hunter Biden was engaged in overseas influence-peddling schemes in countries including China, Russia, and Ukraine.

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

‘Predetermined’: Mainstream Scientists Blame Media, Big Tech for Squelching COVID Debate

Challenging COVID-19 conventional wisdom has given some scientists their first meaningful interactions with journalists — and left them wary of the fourth estate, they told Hillsdale College’s Academy for Science and Freedom conference in D.C. last week.

Catherine Stein, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University, anonymously criticized the state’s COVID policy and personally contacted state lawmakers to share her skepticism, particularly on mask efficacy. “What blew my mind was the fear-mongering in the media,” she said.

A public records request unmasked Stein, and an Ohio political journal dubbed her a “COVID-19 truther.” At that point she decided “I’m done being shy about this,” and given her Christian faith, Stein wrote a post for a Christian website, which invited more scrutiny.

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

Stormy: I’ll Go to Prison Before Paying Trump a Penny of the $293,000 He Won

Have fun storming the castle, so to speak. Long-memoried readers will recall that Stormy Daniels and her then-attorney not only lost a defamation case against Donald Trump in 2018 for suggesting she faked a threat against her, but then got hit with anti-SLAPP sanctions. The judge in the case ruled that Daniels had to cover Trump’s attorney’s fees, a bill that came to $293,000.

Daniels vowed to appeal the decision at the time. Late Friday, the Ninth Circuit threw out the appeal on a technicality, prompting Trump to declare victory.

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

The Blind Leading the Blind! NYC Mayor Eric Adams Turns to Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot for Ideas on How to Tackle Subway Crime and Gun Violence… Even as Violent Crime Surges 34% in the Windy City

The mayors of New York City and Chicago met Friday to exchange ideas on tackling crime, which continues to skyrocket in both cities — a trend that began during the worst days of the COVID pandemic and continues to dog both cities.

New York’s Eric Adams and Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot, both Democrats, have in recent weeks sparred with their cities’ top prosecutors and accused them of pushing for lenient policies that don’t hold criminals accountable.

Crime in NYC is up by over 45 percent compared to this time last year as Adams battles a growing crisis at Rikers Island — the city’s main jail — as well as a spike in hate crimes and an overburdened court system.

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

Trucker Convoy Protesting COVID Mandates in DC to Continue All Week

WASHINGTON (7News) — Continuing all week, truckers with The People’s Convoy will be driving around the DC Beltway to continue a weeks-long protest of COVID-related mandates.

Tuesday marks day 27.

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

Video: Rogan Exposes How West Has Done a Complete 180 on ‘Corrupt’ Ukraine

Joe Rogan noted on his podcast that the Western narrative on Ukraine has flipped 180 degrees in a few weeks from the country having a horrible corrupt government to being heroic allies against the Russian scourge.

“I have this screenshot that someone sent me,” Rogan stated, “about the way the people on the left were talking about the Ukraine situation before the war.”

He continued, “This is one of the things that’s so weird is that they were very disparaging of Ukraine, and they were talking about the massive corruption of Ukraine, and how horrible it was over there.”

“And now, all of a sudden, they’re looking at it like they’re heroes. The same exact people. This is what’s confusing,” the host added.

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

Wild Video: Suspected Shoplifter, Accomplice Body-Slammed by Fed Up Man

A suspected shoplifter and his comrade encountered a man who had enough of rampant lawlessness and decided “make an impact” last week in Northern California, according to reports.

The wild incident unfolded on Saturday afternoon at a Walgreens in Alameda.

When a man identified only as “Kevin” allegedly saw a suspect shoveling bottles of pills into a backpack at the pharmacy store, he began filming and then handed his cell phone to another customer and asked them to continue recording.

“I said, ‘This is a time you can make an impact, make this happen,’“ Kevin told ABC 7. “I see him leaving the store… and I threw him to the ground.”

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

Canada Mosque: Worshippers Stop Axe Wielding Attacker

Worshippers at a Canada mosque have confronted and restrained a man who was allegedly wielding an axe and attacked them with bear spray during Saturday morning prayers, police say.

One worshipper knocked the axe from the man’s hands, and held him down until police arrived, local media reports.

A 24-year-old man was arrested at the scene in the suburb of Mississauga, and he has since been charged.

Some congregants had minor injures from the bear spray, the mosque’s imam said.

One of the worshippers said the experience was “terrifying” and described hearing a scream before turning around to see a man holding an axe and using bear spray — similar to pepper spray — against three people.

“By the time he was spraying, the people in the first row realized something was going on and one of the young men turned around and knocked away the axe before he had a chance to use it,” Noorani Sairally told Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail.

The young man then held the alleged assailant down until police arrived, the witness said.

“Before he could inflict harm on any worshippers, several congregants bravely were able to stop him in his tracks,” imam Ibrahim Hindy said in a statement, describing the moment the attacker entered the site.

“Our community will never be broken and we refuse to be intimidated,” he added.

Police have named the man they arrested as Mohammad Moiz Omar, and charged him with six offences including assault with a weapon and administering a noxious substance with intent to endanger life or cause bodily harm.

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

Conservative MP Vows to ‘Do Everything in My Power’ to Prevent COVID Mandates if Elected Prime Minister

Pro-life Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) MP Leslyn Lewis says that if elected prime minister she will do “everything” in her power to ensure vaccine mandates never happen again in Canada.

“The mandates never should have been brought in in the first place, and they should be ended immediately, especially as reasonable accommodations like testing have always existed,” Lewis told LifeSiteNews.

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

Feds Admit to Paying Out Fewer Than Five Vaccine Injury Awards

Just 400 claims have been received in the first six months of the federally-funded vaccine injury support program (VISP) which costs $21 million dollars to administer through a private consulting firm, Raymond Chabot Grant Thorton Consulting Incorporated (RCGT).

The new information about the lack of compensation awarded was uncovered through a government response to an order paper question posed by Alberta Conservative MP Arnold Viersen.

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

‘God Help Us All’: Conservative Leader Bergen Says Canadians ‘Did Not Vote for NDP Government’

Conservative leader Candice Bergen released a statement following the announcement of an agreement between the Liberals and the NDP that would keep the Trudeau government in power until 2025.

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

Lawyer Chad Williamson Discusses Updates to the Coutts Blockade Legal Defence

On February 14, a warrant was acted on in the town of Coutts, Alberta. Guns and other materials were seized and 13 people were arrested around the same time by the RCMP, who claimed the group to be a criminal organization.

This occurred during the timeframe of the Coutts blockade, a peaceful demonstration that had the border crossing between Canada and the U.S. closed on and off through the days of January 29 to February 15, 2022.

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

Live Updates: Pastor Artur Pawlowski’s Second Bail Hearing Since February Arrest

Pastor Artur Pawlowski is back in court for his second bail hearing since being arrested and charged under Alberta’s Critical Infrastructure Defence Act for allegedly abetting the Coutts, AB trucker blockade. Pastor Artur has been in jail since he was arrested at his home on February 8.

Sheila Gunn Reid will be providing live tweet updates on the hearing.

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

Ontario’s Key Vaccine Passport Adviser Resigns, Leaves Canada

The media continues to amplify the “experts” at the Ontario Science Table (OST) without disclosing their declared conflicts of interest. Those same experts lobby and advise the Ontario government on pandemic policy unchecked. Oddly enough, a mere week after I reported on the directors’ conflicts, he announced his resignation from the OST and subsequent plans to leave the country.

In a report that I did that went out on March 7, 2022 outlining Dr. Peter Jüni, the scientific director of the OST and his conflicts of interest, I highlighted his connections to the medical biotechnology space and pharmaceutical industries.

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

Pandemic Restrictions Are Gone: It’s Time to Drop the Tickets

The COVID mandates are falling in jurisdictions all across the country, so why are people still being prosecuted as public health scofflaws?

It’s time to drop the tickets!

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

Poilievre Has a Plan to Defund CBC and Unite Canadians

With Erin O’toole’s ousting, the Conservative Party of Canada is now looking for a new leader.

The three biggest players in the leadership race are Patrick Brown, mayor of Brampton in the Toronto area, Jean Charest, former premier of the Quebec Liberal Party and Pierre Poilievre, an Ottawa-area Member of Parliament.

Last Saturday, Mr. Poilievre held a meeting with his supporters at the Blaxton Lebourgneuf restaurant in Quebec City. Many people attended the event, so I asked some of them a few questions to find out why they supported him.

There was also a question period for the media where I was able to share the time with Radio-Canada (CBC). It was also a great opportunity to ask Mr. Poilievre a few questions about his plan to stop subsidizing the CBC.

[Comment: Ending government subsidy of the media is a must.]

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

Police Crack Down on Peaceful Protesters at Calgary’s Freedom Rally

Police cracked down on peaceful protesters this weekend in Calgary after the city, led by mayor Jyoti Gondek, applied for a court injunction limiting the ability of protesters to gather.

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

Politicized Police Crack Down on Calgary Freedom Protest

On yesterday’s Rebel News DAILY Livestream, Sheila Gunn Reid and Adam Soos discussed the police crackdown at the scene of the Calgary freedom rally this past weekend, where several arrests were made by Calgary Police.

Both the freedom rally and a counter-protest demonstration were taking place in Calgary on Saturday, following a court injunction which placed restrictions on protesting in the city.

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

School Bus at Pastor Artur’s Church Catches Fire

A school bus belonging to a daycare parked behind Pastor Artur Pawlowski’s church caught fire today. Pawlowski’s church, the Cave of Adullam, shares the Calgary building with a daycare which has no affiliation with Pastor Artur and his church.

According to the person who filmed the video, the bus was lit on fire while children were downstairs in the daycare.

The witness told Rebel News that in their opinion, the fire started so fast it had to have been caused by an accelerant, describing the incident as looking “like it was a gas fire.” As of publication, Calgary police have not reported any instances of arson.

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

The Mask Mandate Ended in Ontario — So Why Are So Many Ontarians Still Wearing Their Face Diapers?

Monday March the 21st — a.k.a. Mask Liberation Day in Ontario — sort of resembled a Yoko Ono concert: it started off badly… and then proceeded to get horrid.

For starters, some organizations, such as Burlington’s Mapleview Centre, initially decided they weren’t going to abide by the latest new normal situation. Yes, the management at Mapleview decided they’d still force shoppers to wear those damnable face diapers. I guess the folks running Mapleview Centre really love Billy Idol’s epic ballad, Eyes Without a Face, the unofficial theme song for the entire world for these past two awful years.

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

Watch: Video Shows Every Time Liberal/NDP MPs Lied About Arson Being Linked to Freedom Convoy

True North’s Cosmin Dszurdzsa compiled every instance in which Liberal and NDP MPs falsely claimed that protesters in Ottawa’s Freedom Convoy were involved in an arson attempt in a downtown apartment building.

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

Biden Will Discuss Peacekeeping Mission to Ukraine During His Visit to Poland

U.S. President Joe Biden will arrive in Warsaw on Friday and is set to discuss the proposal to send a “peacekeeping mission” to Ukraine with Polish officials, a move that would represent a serious escalation in the war from the West if it were to occur.

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki stated on Monday that Warsaw’s proposal of a peace mission to Ukraine will be discussed with the European partners. She stressed however that the United States would not deploy American soldiers to Ukraine. The idea to create a NATO peace mission was proposed by Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski during his visit to Kyiv. He was accompanied by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Slovenian Prime Minister Janes Jansa and Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala.

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

Chaos at German Airports as Flights Delayed, Canceled Amid Airport Security Staff Strikes

Security personnel went on strike at eight German airports on Tuesday amidst an ongoing battle over pay and working conditions.

According to workers’ union Verdi, stoppages were occurring at major international airports including Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn, and Düsseldorf. Security workers at Germany’s largest and busiest airport, Frankfurt, were also going on strike.

Airports warned passengers to expect cancelations, delays, and a long wait to get through security checkpoints. Frankfurt Airport went so far as to tell passengers not to come to the airport at all, because there was no way they’d reach their flights without staff at security checkpoints.

The strikes were the second round of work stoppages in as many weeks.

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COVID Forever: Austria Already Set to Bring Back Mask Mandate

Just two weeks after lifting indoor mask mandates, the Austrian government is set to reintroduce the mandates this week after a surge in Chinese coronavirus cases.

Austrian Health Minister Johannes Rauch has announced that mandatory indoor mask-wearing will resume across Austria starting on Wednesday and that FFP2 medical-grade masks will be required.

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‘Criticism, Not Censorship’: Norwegian PM Refuses to Block Russian State Media

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre has announced that his country will participate in sanctions against Russia but will not block Russian state media from his country, stating he is against censorship.

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, leader of the Norwegian Labour Party, said that he was against the idea of banning Russian state-owned media outlets such as broadcaster RT (formerly Russia Today) or Sputnik, as he was opposed to censorship.

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Czechia and Poland Rated Among Friendliest Countries to Ukraine

An overwhelming majority of Ukrainians consider the Czech Republic and Poland to be two of their country’s key allies as they attempt to defend their homeland against a Russia invasion, according to a newly published poll.

The poll, conducted by the Rating Sociological Group and published at the end of last week, revealed that as many as 96 percent of Ukrainians consider Poland to be their friend. Poland topped the survey while Czechia placed fifth, with almost four in five (79 percent) Ukrainians considering the country to be a key ally.

Lithuania, the United Kingdom and the United States filled in the gaps for the top five friendliest nations.

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EU Approves Policy for ‘Rapid Reaction Force’

EU defense and foreign ministers on Monday adopted a new security strategy, known as “Strategic Compass.”

As part of the new strategy, the European Union will create a force of as many as 5,000 troops, an overhaul of the EU battlegroups that have existed only on paper since 2007.

The joint response forces are to be operational by 2025.

German Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht told reporters ahead of the meeting that “Germany can provide the military core.”

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Germany Searches 100 Suspects Over Political Hate Speech

“Freedom of expression reaches its limits as soon as it comes to defamation, insults and threats,” said federal police chief Holger Muench. The day of raids made it clear that “anyone who posts hate speech must expect the police to show up at their door”, he said.

Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann said posting hate speech on social media was “not a trivial offence” and he hoped the searches would deter others from posting such content.

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Germany: Investigators Launch Raids Over Election Hate Speech

The raids are part of a Germany-wide probe into online hate posts linked to last year’s election. Prosecutors said politicians are being insulted and threatened online on a massive scale.

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Germany: Knife Attack on ICE Train Had Islamist Motive

The November 6, 2021, knife attack on a high-speed ICE train between Passau and Hamburg that left four injured had radical Islamic motives, German authorities are now acknowledging.

On Monday, the Munich Public Prosecutor’s Office announced that the alleged perpetrator acted based on “Islamist convictions.”

Following the investigation by Bavaria’s Central Office for Combating Extremism and Terrorism, “it turned out that the defendant’s guilt could be assumed and that he had acted based on Islamist extremist convictions,” stated the prosecution in a press release.

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Poland Restricts Half of Its Airspace for Military Use Only

Almost half of Polish airspace on the eastern side of the country has been restricted to military use since the outbreak of war in Ukraine on Feb. 24, the CEO of the Polish air navigation agency has revealed.

Janusz Janiszewski, the head of the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA), told the Polish Press Agency that “the functioning of the Polish airspace has changed completely,” adding that “currently, half of the Polish airspace is restricted to the military, anti-air defense and allied forces.

“That means that almost half of Poland’s airspace is now only used by the military, to set up an air defense capable of deterring attack on the entirety of Polish airspace,” Janiszewski explained.

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Spanish Populist Party Vox Regional Vice President Violently Assaulted by Masked Extremists

The Spanish populist party VOX has stated that its regional vice-president Maria Estévez was violently assaulted in the town of Estella on Sunday by a group of masked extremists.

The alleged assault is said to have taken place in the Plaza de Los Fueros in the centre of the town at around 12:30 in the afternoon when a group of masked individuals approached a VOX information tent that had been set up earlier that day.

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The Left Prepares the Ground for Questioning Hungary’s Election Results

Conservatives in Hungary are voicing concern that a report from the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE) Election Observation Mission is setting the stage to question the Hungarian election results, with current polls projecting an election victory for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

The interim 15-page OSCE report, published on Monday evening, examines the Hungarian parliamentary elections and national referendum set to be held on April 3. The report details some criticism over the pre-election environment, the polarized Hungarian media landscape, as well as other procedural matters. According to some observers on the conservative side of Hungarian politics, this critique is meant to prepare the ground for questioning the fairness, and thus the results of the Hungarian elections, in which, if polls are correct, the current government parties would win an outright majority.

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UK: ‘Let’s Secure’ Our Freedoms

London’s Worldwide Freedom Rally

The most recent iteration of the Worldwide Freedom Rally was hosted on 19 March, where thousands of people flooded the streets of London after restrictions in the United Kingdom have eased to the point where England has virtually none at all.

My objective of the day was to ask protesters who attended the rally, since the restrictions are largely over, why are you protesting and what makes it significant?

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UK: Boris Johnson’s Law Banning ‘Noisy’ Protests Dealt Humiliating Lords Defeat

The Government’s bid to ban “noisy” protests was dealt a humiliating defeat in the Lords for the second time.

Peers defeated the Tory-dominated Commons with 208 votes to 166, creating a majority of 42 votes.

In the same session, peers backed a move to remove the “noise trigger” for public assemblies and preventing an expansion of police powers for such gatherings by 190 votes to 175 — a majority of 15 votes.

Lord Coaker joked the Government appeared to be creating adverts for double glazing companies as Government regulations stated: “If [protests] are held outside a building with double glazing, it’s unlikely to have the same impact” of noise in comparison to a building that doesn’t have double glazing.

The former Home Office minister added: “The Government has got itself in a right mess in respect to noise.

“What on earth does too noisy mean. One person gets irritated by not very much noise, some get irritated by no noise at all.”

He later told the Mirror the noise amendment was “unworkable and impractical”

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UK: Boris Johnson Pushes ‘Dash to Nuclear’ As Green Agenda Falls by Wayside

Boris Johnson’s Build Back Better green agenda appears to have fallen by the wayside, with the British PM now pushing for a so-called ‘dash to nuclear’ plan.

A so-called ‘dash to nuclear’ is on the cards for the United Kingdom, as the nation’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, pushes for Britain to get 25 per cent of its power from atom-smashing power stations.

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‘We’d Win the European Championship for Tax Cuts!’ — Szijjarto Hails Hungary’s Economic Performance Despite Pandemic

Hungary has witnessed record levels of foreign investment, record export figures and economic growth of almost double that of the European Union average since Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party came to power in 2010, the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjartó revealed on Monday.

Speaking at the opening of a factory in Bonyhad, southwestern Hungary, Szijjartó hailed the economic successes of the government despite having to steer the country through a global pandemic, and added that tax cuts had been a key pillar of its economic strategy.

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Attack at Israel Shopping Center Sees Several Stabbed, 4 Reportedly Killed

Four people were reportedly killed and several others were injured during a stabbing attack at a shopping center in Israel on Tuesday.

A reporter with the Times of Israel tweeted the purported death count and added that police said that a suspect has been subdued.

The alleged attack took place in Beersheba’s BIG shopping center, the Times reported…

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Assad: In ‘Democratic’ West, You’re Only Allowed One Opinion

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad questioned how the west still triumphs itself as a democracy while insisting everyone holds the same opinion about everything.

Should we be concerned that foreign dictators keep laughing at us for abandoning free speech principles that once distinguished the west from foreign dictatorships?

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Anti-Polish Article Published by Former Russian President Medvedev

In his article published on the Telegram messaging app, Dmitry Medvedev, the former Russian President and current deputy chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, accused Poland of long-lasting Russophobia and harshly criticized Polish politicians. Medvedev also criticized Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s plan to “de-putinize” the Polish economy and claimed that it would be a very costly process for Poland.

“Polish propaganda features the most heinous, vulgar and outspoken criticism of Russia. It is a community of political imbeciles,” wrote the former Russian president and current head deputy head of the Russian Security Council.

The expert from Warsaw’s Eastern Studies Center Wojciech Kononczuk pointed out that Medvedev attacked not just the Polish government, but the entire Polish elite.

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Kremlin Calls on FIDE to Overturn Sergey Karjakin’s Worldwide Chess Ban

The Kremlin dramatically intervened in the row over Sergey Karjakin’s worldwide chess ban today as Vladimir Putin’s press spokesman called on FIDE to revise its ruling.

Dmitry Peskov, who is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Chess Federation, told Russian news agency TASS that chess “must be beyond politics”.

Peskov added: “We regret this. We call on FIDE to reconsider this decision and still remain out of politics, thereby confirming the international prestige of this chess organization. Naturally, we disagree with this decision.”

It follows FIDE’s decision to impose a six-month ban on Karjakin, the former world title challenger, for a series of provocative pro-Russian comments on social media following Russia’s bloody invasion of Ukraine.

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Latest Developments

In Ukraine: As the battle for Mariupol intensifies, civilians fleeing the conflict told of escalating violence as Russian and Ukrainian forces fought street by street. Local officials say Russia has rained 50 to 100 bombs a day on Mariupol, destroying between 80% and 90% of the city.

The number fleeing the war has reached over 3.5 million, the U.N.’s refugee agency said, adding that some 12 million people are stuck in affected areas.

The wider battle lines across Ukraine have shifted little in recent days, with troops on both sides digging in.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky maintained his busy schedule of trying to rally international support for Ukraine, speaking Tuesday with the pope and, separately, the Italian parliament.

In Washington: The Biden administration is preparing new sanctions on most members of Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, according to U.S. officials. President Biden will use his meetings in Brussels this week to keep up pressure on China to not provide aid to Russia, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said. At the meetings, the U.S. and allies are also expected to announce further sanctions against Russia

In Russia: Russia’s leading opposition figure, Alexei Navalny, was sentenced to nine more years in prison. The fresh sentence comes as Russian authorities seek to put down any dissent against Mr. Putin’s war against Ukraine.

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Pics: Ukraine Claims to Have Retaken Key Kyiv Suburb, Battle for Mariupol Continues

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said it retook a strategically important suburb of Kyiv early Tuesday, as Russian forces squeezed other areas near the capital and their attack on the embattled southern port of Mariupol raged unabated.

Explosions and bursts of gunfire shook Kyiv, and black smoke rose from a spot in the north. Intensified artillery fire could be heard from the northwest, where Russia has sought to encircle and capture several suburban areas of the capital, a crucial target.

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Poll: Over 75 Per Cent of Russians Support Invasion of Poland

A new poll finds that around 75 per cent of Russians would support an invasion of Poland, while a significant number would also approve of their country’s use of nuclear weapons.

The poll results underscore how, contrary to propaganda in the west, Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine enjoy a high level of popular support amongst his own population.

The survey was conducted by Ukrainian sociologists from Active Group between March 11-14 and has a margin of error between 0.95 and 2.5 per cent.

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Pro-Kremlin Paper Claims it Was Hacked After Posting Alleged Russian Death Toll in Ukraine

A Russian newspaper called Komsomolskaya Pravda, previously noted for its staunch loyalty to the Kremlin, published an article that quickly disappeared from the site on Sunday claiming 9,861 Russian troops have been killed during the invasion of Ukraine.

Numerous Western news organizations saved archival copies and screen grabs of the article before its apparent deletion.

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Video: ‘They Are Cockroaches!’ — Ukrainian Doctor Reveals He Has Ordered Staff to ‘Castrate’ Captured Russian Soldiers

A Ukrainian doctor overseeing the treatment of patients at a mobile hospital in eastern Ukraine has revealed during a television interview that he has ordered the castration of captured Russian soldiers.

Speaking to TV host Yevgeny Kiselyov on the Ukraine-24 news channel, Gennadiy Druzenko explained he had given “strict orders” to disfigure Russian prisoners of war, who he referred to as “cockroaches.”

“I have always been a great humanist and said that if a man is wounded, he is no longer an enemy but a patient,” Druzenko told viewers.

“But now, [I have given] very strict orders to castrate all [captured Russian] men, because they are cockroaches, not people,” he added.

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Hindu Girl Killed for Refusing Islamic Marriage Proposal in Pakistan’s Sindh

Oh Anti-Islamophobic UN do you hear?

Sumitra Rana | HENB | Sukkur | March 22, 2022:: A Muslim man brutally killed a girl for turning down his marriage proposal in southeastern Pakistan’s province of Sindh.

Reports said that the accused, identified as Wahid Bux Lashari, wanted to marry Pooja Kumari, 18, after converting her to Islam.

On the day of the incident, Wahid Bux broke into Kumari’s house in Ghotki city of Sukkur district in an attempt to abduct her.

However, he got enraged after she showed resistance and opened fire on her, leaving the girl dead on the spot.

Police said that the prime suspect has been arrested and he had confessed to the murder of the Hindu girl.

Meanwhile, relatives of Pooja Kumari have staged protest on a road against the brutal murder and demanded stern action against the accused.

Social media users have also joined the protest as “#JusticeForPoojaKumari” has become a trend on Twitter.

A user manzoor Nawaz wrote, “Until and unless government does not take stern action against the killers of Pooja Kumari another Pooja will be murdered brutally tomorrow. Murderers must be punished accordingly”.

Unfortunately, the United Nations (UN) is giving protection to this killer community by declaring March 15 as ‘International Day to Combat Islamophobia’ under the pressure of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Surely the idiotic and insensible UN will do nothing for the #JusticeForPoojaKumari !

All types of Hindu persecution are growing everyday in Pakistan.

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Watch: Unvaxxed Siblings Banned From Visiting Dying Dad

When their father was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in January this year, brothers Marco and Ivan couldn’t have imagined the cruel way they would be kept from seeing their dad in his last days.

Not allowed to visit regularly due to their vaccination status the brothers called the hospital to ask what it would take for unvaccinated family members to be able to visit their dying loved one.

After initially denying any visitation, The Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre at Melbourne’s Austin hospital eventually informed the family that the best they could do was give them a one-off visit, separately and they had to wear full PPE and only for one-hour maximum.

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Female Ukrainian Refugees Encounter Swedish Diversity

Having escaped the Russian war machine, female Ukrainian refugees face a new threat to their safety.

Multicultural Sweden.

Wait, but diversity’s a strength, no?

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France: African Migrant Destroys Asylum House After Learning He Would Have Roommate

An asylum facility in France was badly damaged when an African migrant went on a rampage after learning he would have to share his room with another resident, according to reports.

The incident unfolded on the morning of March 16 in Brest, a port city in the administrative region of Brittany.

A 29-year-old male from Sudan was staying at a home managed by Coallia, an association that manages housing for refugees and migrant.

The man “lost his mind” when informed he was to have a roommate.

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How Many Ukrainians Have Fled Their Homes and Where Have They Gone?

Ten million people have now fled their homes in Ukraine because of the Russian invasion, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says.

As well as the 3.5 million who have left for neighbouring countries, another estimated 6.5 million people are thought to be displaced inside the war-torn country itself.

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‘I Don’t Want to Go Back to Algeria’ — African Students Fleeing Ukraine Want to Stay in Europe

Thousands of African students have fled Ukraine since the outbreak of war with Russia last month to various European countries and many say they have no desire to return to their home countries in Africa.

An estimated 23,000 Africans were studying in Ukrainian universities and other institutions at the start of the Russian invasion and made up around a third of the total number of foreign students in Ukraine, who were mainly concentrated in the cities of Kharkiv, Lviv and Kyiv.

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UK: Tiny Baby is Just One of 100 Channel Migrants Who Have Landed in Dover Today With ‘Dozens More’ Expected After Border Force Stopped 213 Yesterday…

…bringing total attempting perilous crossing to nearly 3,500 so far this year

A tiny baby was one of at least 100 migrants who crossed the Channel in small boats today, with ‘dozens’ more expected, after more than 200 sailed to Britain in small boats yesterday — taking the total number of Channel migrants this year so far to 3,500.

UK Border Force authorities intercepted 213 men, women and young children in six dinghies yesterday and brought them ashore in Kent, the Home Office said.

In March alone, nearly 2,000 migrants have so far sailed across the Channel in 61 small boats, while 3,444 have arrived in Britain in 112 dinghies in 2022. During the same period to March 21 last year, the figure was 806 migrants, making it an increase of 300 per cent this year. In 2021, more than 28,500 migrants made the crossing from France.

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‘Why Would You Pay for a Czech Woman When You Can Have a Much Cheaper Ukrainian?’ — Police Deal With the First Cases of Forced Prostitution of War Refugees

Why would you pay 2,000 korunas (€81) for a Czech woman when you can have a Ukrainian woman much cheaper? That is the message being broadcast on Czech websites dedicated to arranging meetings with prostitutes.

A businessman who regularly frequents the website brought the ads for Ukrainian women to the attention of the Women’s Protection Association, and they have in turn contacted the police.

The unnamed businessman said that although he regularly visits the website, the ads for Ukrainian women disturbed him given that there are women and children fleeing the country due to the war.

The Women’s Protection Associaton’s coordinator, Zdenka Pecharova, confirmed that the first cases of abuse of Ukrainian refugees for forced prostitution had already begun in the Czech Republic.

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Austin Elementary School Holds Pride Parade, Instructs Students Not to Reveal What is Said in ‘Community Circles’

An Austin elementary school recently held a pride parade through the halls of the school building as a part of their pride week, which also features “community circles” of discussion where students were told to keep the conversation had within the classroom, reports Libs of TikTok.

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Charlie Kirk Suspended From Twitter, Refuses to Delete Tweet on Transgender Biden Appointee

Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk will not delete his tweet reaffirming biological gender that resulted in his ban from Twitter, the conservative influencer told the John Solomon Reports podcast on Tuesday.

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DeSantis Signs Proclamation Declaring Florida Swimmer ‘Best Women’s Swimmer’ After Loss to Trans Athlete

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed a proclamation on Tuesday declaring that Sarasota native and Olympic silver medalist Emma Weyant was “the best women’s swimmer in the 500y freestyle” in last week’s NCAA championship.

Weyant, who is a freshman at the University of Virginia, clocked a time of 4:34.99 last Thursday, falling behind Thomas during the final stretch of the 500-yard event.

“By allowing men to compete in women’s sports, the NCAA is destroying opportunities for women, making a mockery of its championships, and perpetuating a fraud,” DeSantis said in a tweet. “In Florida, we reject these lies and recognize Sarasota’s Emma Weyant as the best women’s swimmer in the 500y freestyle.”

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GOP Indiana Gov Vetoes Bill Banning Males From Girls’ Sports, Lawmakers Expected to Override

Indiana Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb rejected a bill on Monday that would ban biological males who say they’re “transgender” from competing in girls’ sports, but lawmakers are poised to enact it anyway.

The Indiana General Assembly had overwhelmingly passed the bill, HEA 1041, which prohibits males, based on their genetics and anatomy, from competing in girls’ K-12 public and private school athletics.

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Journalist Twitter-Banned After Interview With Female Swimmer Opposing Lia Thomas’ Inclusion in NCAA Championships

Journalist Savanah Hernandez was banned from Twitter on Monday after her viral coverage of the Lia Thomas NCAA competition story last week angered progressive activists. Twitter banned Hernandez for “ban evasion,” since her previous, personal account had been suspended. This account was specifically for her podcast.

Hernandez found out about her ban shortly before an interview with The Post Millennial’s Ari Hoffman, describing the interview she had posted on the platform. Hernandez spoke to a swimmer from the Virgina Tech swim team who spoke out after watching her teammate lose a spot in the finals to Thomas.

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Number of Children Seeking Gender Reassignment Soared by 20 Per Cent During UK Lockdowns

The Chinese coronavirus lockdowns in Britain have reportedly coincided with a significant rise in the number of children seeking gender reassignment therapy at the UK’s socialised healthcare system.

According to a report from the Mail on Sunday, the number of adolescents seeking gender change treatment at the Tavistock and Portman Trust’s Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) in London has increased by a staggering twenty per cent, with 5,500 youngsters currently on the waiting list.

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Utah Governor Vetoes Bill Protecting Girls’ Sports, State Legislature Moves to Override Him

Utah Republican Governor Spencer Cox vetoed a bill on Tuesday aimed at protecting girls from having to compete against biological males in girls’ sports.

Cox sided with leftists after the state legislature passed the legislation as he “quickly denounced the bill after it passed,” The New York Times reported. “He had met with lawmakers weeks earlier and expressed his support for creating a commission of experts who would determine eligibility in individual cases.”

However, Cox’s move to kill the bill will be short-lived as the state legislature will now meet to override the governor’s veto.

President J. Stuart Adams and Speaker Brad Wilson will call a veto override session this Friday as they say that at least two-thirds of the members of each chamber are in favor of reconvening for a veto override session.

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Video: Babylon Bee CEO Explains Why it Will Not “Bend the Knee” And Delete ‘Hateful’ Tweet

Appearing on Tucker Carlson’s show Monday, Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon explained why the satire site is refusing to delete a tweet it sent out about Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine being the “man of the year,” as a joke.

The site received a Twitter suspension for promoting a parody article about the transgender Biden official, which Twitter claimed violated its rules “against hateful conduct.”

Now Twitter will not restore the Babylon Bee account until it deletes the tweet, but Dillon says they will not comply because “Truth is not hate speech.”

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/22/2022

  1. I am wondering, Baron, if Vlad needs a break. I just read there that we need to take “our side” in the Ukie conflict. WTH does that even mean? Back your friendly neighborhood warmonger? Cheer for your favorite globalist? Heap more manure on Russia while saluting the deep state?

    Ick.

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