Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/1/2022

Russian troops have withdrawn from the defunct nuclear plant at Chernobyl in northern Ukraine. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stripped two generals of their rank, saying that they were traitors.

In other news, the Minneapolis city council ruled that mosques may broadcast the call to prayer (adhan) daily on loudspeakers, all year round.

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Thanks to Caroline Glick, Dean, DV, JW, MM, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Canada’s National Debt Clock Comes to Toronto
» Economy Adds 431,000 Jobs in March; Jobless Rate, Unemployed Near Prepandemic Levels
 
USA
» 14-Year-Old Charged With Murder in Killing of 17-Year-Old in North Charlotte
» Antifa Shooter Found Guilty of Attempted Manslaughter in 2020 Shooting at BLM Riot
» Appeals Court Upholds Gibson’s Bakery Massive Verdict Against Oberlin College
» Breaking: Judge Strikes Down New York’s ‘Toddler Mask Mandate’
» CNN Walks Back Claim That a Seven-Hour Gap Exists in Trump’s Phone Logs From Jan 6
» Colorado Springs Man Says He Was ‘Possessed by a Demon’ Before Stabbing Mother
» Cop-Hating Portland City Commissioner Fails to Show Up at Court, Earns Default Judgment for Credit Card Debt
» Democrats’ Dreams of Ousting Ron DeSantis Crushed by New Poll
» Gallup: 76% of Americans Disapprove of Congress’ Performance
» House GOP Investigating Twitter and Facebook for Censoring Hunter Biden Laptop Story
» Judge Overrules Motion to Dismiss Missouri AG’s Lawsuit Against SPS Over Critical Race Theory
» Judge Blocks COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Navy
» Minneapolis Mosques to Broadcast Call to Prayer All Year Round
» NYC Medical Freedom Activists Want Mayor Adams to Lift COVID Mandates for All
» Pittsburgh University to Disband ‘Office of Equity and Inclusion’
» US House of Representatives Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis, But Move Faces Uphill Battle in Senate
» US Sen. Ron Johnson Targets Critical Race Theory at Madison Town Hall
» Video: Corvette Revving Biden Tells Struggling Americans They Should Buy $55,000 Electric Vehicles
» War! DeSantis Suggests Ending Disney’s Special Self-Governing Status
» Will Smith Resigns From Academy Over Chris Rock Oscars Slap Backlash
» Woman Awarded $5.25 Million in Lawsuit Against Doctor That Used His Sperm to Artificially Inseminate Her
 
Canada
» Calgary Freedom Protest Injunction Remains in Place for Third Consecutive Week
» Canadian Senators ‘Bombarded’ With Accusations That Basic Income Bill is Part of the Great Reset
» CBC Vetted the Races of Guests Before Letting Them on the Air
» ‘Difficult Time’ Ahead With Food Shortages, Says Trudeau
» Exclusive: Pastor Artur on His 51 Days Behind Bars
» Former Calgary Cop Brian Denison Says the Thin Blue Line is Not Going Anywhere
» ‘Lots of Work to be Done’ Following Pope Francis’ Apology to Indigenous People, Says Trudeau
» Pastor Artur Pawlowski is Now Finally Out of Jail
» Teacher Under Investigation for Speaking Out Against CRT in Schools
» University of Toronto Discusses the Consequences of Vaccine Mandates
» ‘Without Freedom, It’s Not a Country Anymore’: Anti-Mandate Protesters Go on Speaking Out in Toronto
 
Europe and the EU
» At Least 34 Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil Eco-Activists Are Arrested After 10 Fuel Sites Were Obstructed Across Britain and Demonstrators Glued Themselves to Roads
» Bus Driver, Passengers Attacked by Bat Wielding Gang in France
» French Govt Dissolves Far-Left Extremist Antifa Group in Lyon
» Germany Continues Shutdown of Power Plants Despite Growing Energy Crisis
» Greta Thunberg to Publish ‘The Climate Book’ in October
» Hungary’s PM Orban Leads Race Just Two Days Before Election
» Interview: Christine Anderson Reveals Why She Scorched Trudeau in Front of the European Parliament
» Just Before Election, Hungarian Government Emphasizes Its Anti-War Stance
» Polish Army to Order Additional Piorun Anti-Air Missiles After the Weapon Outperforms on Ukrainian Battlefield
» Polls Suggest Spanish Conservatives and Populists Could Form Outright Majority in Parliament
» Russian Gas Supply Cut? We Have No Solution for That, Says Czech Industry Deputy Minister
» Supermarkets Allowed to Begin Rationing, Says Spain’s Socialist Government
» ‘The Biggest Election Fraud in Hungary’s History’ — Hungarian Left Opposition Accused of Using Illegal Offshore Database Before April 3 Vote
» ‘Too Old-Fashioned’ — Iconic German Cathedral Erased From Cologne’s Logo
» Trans Sex Offender Sentenced to Prison for Molesting Children
» UK Lawyer Fined £500 for Saying Free Speech ‘Dying’ Due to ‘Islamists and Other Muslims’ Wins Appeal
» UK Sleepwalking Into Food Crisis as Fresh Produce Set to Vanish From Supermarkets
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Caroline Glick: The Negev Two-State Summit
 
Russia
» Latest on Russia-Ukraine War
» Putin Warns West Food Crisis Will Lead to New Migrant Crisis
» Russian Troops Leave Chernobyl, Ukraine Says
 
South Asia
» Sri Lanka Imposes Curfew After Protests Over Economic Crisis Turn Violent
 
Far East
» South Korea: Worker Killed in Explosion at Hyundai Heavy Shipyard
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Professor Advocates for Porn for Teens
» ‘Islam Inherently Violent’, ‘Quran Plagiarised’: What Musa Cerantonio, An ISIS Terrorist in Australia Who Abandoned Islam After 17 Years of Converting to it, Said
 
Immigration
» CDC Announces End to Title 42, A Trump-Era Policy Blocking Migration
» George W. Bush Meets With Illegal Aliens to Promote Amnesty, Snubbing Angel Families
» Over 6,700 Migrants Arrive Illegally to Italy by Sea So Far This Year
 
Culture Wars
» Biden’s Department of Justice Targets States That Protect Minors From Genital Mutilation
» ‘It’s Just Not Fair’: Joe Rogan Blasts NCAA for Allowing Lia Thomas to Compete Against Women
» Keep Them Docile With Drugs & Video Games
» Medical Student Placed on ‘Leave of Absence’ After Tweet Suggesting She Injured a Patient Over Pronoun Diss
» Video: GOP Rep Trolls Democrats on House Floor, Declaring “I’m Not a Biologist”
 

Canada’s National Debt Clock Comes to Toronto

Would you believe me if I told you that the Canadian federal government is more than $1 trillion in debt? Fun fact, it’s true.

Franco Terrazzano with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation has been driving the Debt Clock coast-to-coast across Canada to spread the message on Canada’s debt situation.

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

Economy Adds 431,000 Jobs in March; Jobless Rate, Unemployed Near Prepandemic Levels

April 1 (UPI) — A month after shattering expectations on Wall Street, the Labor Department on Friday underwhelmed just a little bit with its March jobs report — showing about 60,000 fewer than expected.

The department issued its monthly labor assessment and said the U.S. economy added 431,000 jobs last month. Most economists expected the report to show around 490,000 new hires.

Friday’s report also showed that the national unemployment rate in March declined to 3.6%. In fact, the unemployment rate and total number of unemployed are close to what they were before the start of the COVID-19 era two years ago.

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

14-Year-Old Charged With Murder in Killing of 17-Year-Old in North Charlotte

A 14-year-old was charged with murder in connection with the killing of a 17-year-old who was shot multiple times on Olando Street in north Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said a 17-year-old died after a shooting late Tuesday morning, and an investigation is now ongoing

CMPD sent an alert via AtlasOne saying a person had died along Franklin Avenue near Lucena Street just before 3 p.m. In a later news release, CMPD clarified the call for an assault with a deadly weapon along Olando Street, which was in the immediate area.

Police say they found the 17-year-old, identified as William Avery III, suffering from several gunshot wounds. Medic then took the teen to a hospital for treatment, but he died at the hospital.

A 14-year-old was arrested by CMPD on March 31 The suspect, who hasn’t been identified due to his age, was charged with first-degree murder and was transferred to a juvenile detention center in Cabarrus County…

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Antifa Shooter Found Guilty of Attempted Manslaughter in 2020 Shooting at BLM Riot

On Thursday, Antifa shooter Samuel Young was found guilty of seven counts stemming from a July 2020 shooting on an Aurora, Colorado, highway. Young was found guilty of four counts of attempted manslaughter, two counts of second-degree assault, and one count of illegal discharge of a firearm, according to 9News.

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

Appeals Court Upholds Gibson’s Bakery Massive Verdict Against Oberlin College

The Ohio 9th District Court of Appeals has just issued a decision in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case.

For those of you new to the case, Gibson’s Bakery was a 5th generation family business in Oberlin, Ohio, near the Oberlin College campus. It served baked goods to the public and also to the student dining service, as well as operating a general convenience store. As with many other small businesses, student shoplifting was epidemic, as we covered, Student journalist: Shoplifting at Gibson’s Bakery was part of Oberlin College’s “Culture of Theft”

A store clerk, a member of the Gibson family, caught an Oberlin black student shoplifting, a scuffle ensued that was joined by two other Oberlin black students. When the police arrived, they arrested the students who eventually pleaded guilty. But before that, the college officials and students accused the bakery of racial profiling, called a boycott, suspended Gibson’s business with the college, and organized protests outside the bakery.

At the protests, a flyer was handed out, according to witnesses who testified at trial, by Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo, who also handed out stacks of flyers for others to distribute. The flyers accused the Gibsons of a long history of racial profiling, including in the incident with these shoplifters. The Gibsons disputed that allegation and that they did anything wrong in this incident, and requested a public apology from the college in order to repair the reputational damage, but the college refused. (To this day it never has apologized.)

Based on the actions of college officials in conveying and promoting the defamatory accusations, a lawsuit was filed, resulting in massive verdicts for the owners of the bakery, David Gibson and his father, Allyn Gibson.

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

Breaking: Judge Strikes Down New York’s ‘Toddler Mask Mandate’

In a victory for parental choice, a Staten Island judge struck down New York City’s mask mandate for toddlers on Friday, calling the COVID-19 restriction “arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable” and issuing a permanent injunction against it.

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

CNN Walks Back Claim That a Seven-Hour Gap Exists in Trump’s Phone Logs From Jan 6

Following repeated calls for answers regarding an alleged seven-hour gap in White House phone call switchboard logs on January 6, 2021, an official review has stated that the logs are in fact complete.

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

Colorado Springs Man Says He Was ‘Possessed by a Demon’ Before Stabbing Mother

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — Yeurashka Graham, the man accused of killing his mother and then setting her house on fire in May 2021, claimed he was “possessed by a demon” days before the fire, according to arrest documents. Graham faces first-degree murder charges for allegedly stabbing his mother, Theresa Graham, over a dozen times on May 10th, 2021.

That night, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to a fire at a single-family home at 22 W. Cheyenne Road after the Colorado Springs Fire Department found a body on the property.

According to the autopsy report, Theresa Graham was “found on the ground under a tarp, grill, and other items after a fire at her home.”

Dr. Leon Kelly, the El Paso County Coroner, noted in the report that there were several bodily injuries including head and neck contusions, a stab wound to the forehead, rib fractures, a ruptured and pulpified spleen, and a hyoid fracture.

In total, she suffered a stab wound to her left forehead and 16 other incise wounds on her wrists and arms, according to the autopsy report.

Monday, Colorado Springs Police arrested Graham, who was already in jail on attempted first-degree murder charges for allegedly assaulting Colorado Springs Police officers with a metal pole and a religious statue hours after the fire broke out.

In the arrest affidavit obtained by KRDO, Graham allegedly told an associate during a jail phone call that a friend of his named Marian Fagan “put a demon inside him” days before May 10th, 2021.

Then, on November 25th, 2021, Yeurashka allegedly told a jail guard, “I wanted to confess to a crime. I know that I killed my mother,” documents say.

When the jail guard interviewed Yeurashka at the El Paso County Jail, documents say he told them, “I was possessed by demons. Drugs made me do it…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Cop-Hating Portland City Commissioner Fails to Show Up at Court, Earns Default Judgment for Credit Card Debt

In December, PJ Media reported on the suit filed against Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty by credit card companies for unpaid and defaulted debt. We now have the result of that lawsuit. If you guessed Hardesty, who has pushed hard to defund the Portland Police, took personal responsibility, showed up to court, and worked out a repayment plan on her defaulted credit cards, well, we have some bad news for you.

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

Democrats’ Dreams of Ousting Ron DeSantis Crushed by New Poll

Probably nothing would please Democrats more than to end Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s political career before he sets his sights on running for president. DeSantis only narrowly defeated Andrew Gillum in the 2018 midterm-year election but has since become a rising star in the GOP and a political force to be reckoned with due to his stellar leadership during the pandemic and his willingness to take on big issues.

The media can’t stand DeSantis and have tried aggressively to take him down with bogus attacks. One might think that the constant attacks from the press would have hurt him as he runs for reelection, but a new poll says DeSantis is crushing the competition — and it’s not even close.

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

Gallup: 76% of Americans Disapprove of Congress’ Performance

April 1 (UPI) — The job approval rating for the U.S. Congress remained low in March with 21% of Americans approving of lawmakers’ performance and 76% of Americans disapproving, according to the latest Gallup poll.

Those figures have remained relatively constant since October amid falling Democratic support for Democrats in Congress, Gallup noted. The overall congressional approval rating had reached a 12-year high of 36% in March 2021 after the party took control of both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.

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

House GOP Investigating Twitter and Facebook for Censoring Hunter Biden Laptop Story

House Judiciary Republicans have begun an investigation into Facebook and Twitter censoring The New York Post’s October 2020 revelations regarding the Hunter Biden ‘laptop from hell’.

The Republicans accused Twitter and Facebook Thursday of working to protect Joe Biden from “increased scrutiny about the impropriety detailed in the Post article.”

Recall that the New York Post was censored on social media and labelled fake news for the reporting directly before the election. Users were also prohibited from sharing the story.

All coverage of the revelations by Infowars and other alternative media sites was declared to be “false conspiracy theory.”

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

Judge Overrules Motion to Dismiss Missouri AG’s Lawsuit Against SPS Over Critical Race Theory

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) — A lawsuit against Springfield Public Schools will continue to proceed after a judge overruled a motion to dismiss the lawsuit earlier this week.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed the lawsuit against SPS on Nov. 16 over alleged Sunshine Law violations. His office had previously requested public records from the school district pertaining to critical race theory.

The lawsuit filed on Nov. 16 alleges, “Springfield Public Schools violated the law by demanding a deposit for items or services other than copies as a precondition to making public records available to the Attorney General’s Office.”

The original lawsuit asked the court to issue a judgment declaring the Springfield Public Schools violated the Sunshine Law, ordering the Springfield Public Schools to release all responsive records to the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and ordering $1,000 in civil penalties for any knowing violation under the Sunshine Law.

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

Judge Blocks COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Navy

A judge blocked the U.S. military’s COVID-19 vaccine for all Navy members seeking religious exemptions.

Indeed, the preliminary injunction that previously covered 35 Navy SEALs now covers around 4,000 others, the Epoch Times reports.

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor agreed to expand it because all members who applied for religious exemptions “have all been harmed in essentially the same way.”

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

Minneapolis Mosques to Broadcast Call to Prayer All Year Round

The Muslim call to prayer will soon be heard regularly in parts of Minneapolis.

Minneapolis mosques can now publicly broadcast the adhan, or call to prayer, over loudspeakers without acquiring a permit and so long as they abide by the city’s amplified noise ordinance.

Arabic words like “Allahu akbar,” which means “God is great,” will be heard ringing out from mosques around the city.

Minneapolis City Council Member Jamal Osman announced this week that mosques will be allowed to play the adhan several times between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily and all year round. The City Council unanimously supported the broadcasts and recognizing Ramadan, the month of daily fasting that begins April 2.

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

NYC Medical Freedom Activists Want Mayor Adams to Lift COVID Mandates for All

On the morning of Tuesday March 29, 2022, I headed to the Unisphere in Flushing, Queens to join New Yorkers against COVID-19 mandates in support of Council member Vickie Paladino’s call to reinstate and compensate city workers who lost their jobs due to mandates.

Organized by Bravest for Choice, healthcare workers, firefighters, police, teachers, transportation, sanitation and New York Court employees — the vaccinated and unvaccinated — gathered in the freezing weather and shared stories of personal and professional plight due to the mandates.

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

Pittsburgh University to Disband ‘Office of Equity and Inclusion’

Point Park University, a private institution in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, announced on March 7 that it would be disbanding its Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI).

In an interview with the university’s student-run newspaper The Globe, Student Government Association president Dennis McDermott said that SGA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion chair Eli Bagaporo notified the Executive Cabinet on Feb. 25 that the office would be “disbanded” before the start of the fall 2022 semester.

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

US House of Representatives Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis, But Move Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to decriminalize cannabis nationwide, with three Republicans joining all but two Democrats in passing the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act.

Passed by a vote of 220 to 204, the MORE Act would legalize cannabis nationwide and drop criminal penalties for growers, distributors and purchases of the plant.

Republicans Tom McClintock of California, and Brian Mast and Matt Gaetz, both of Florida, voted for the bill. Democrats Henry Cuellar of Texas and Chris Pappas of New Hampshire voted against it.

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

US Sen. Ron Johnson Targets Critical Race Theory at Madison Town Hall

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson heard from parents in Madison Friday during a town hall on education issues, ranging from critical race theory to transgender students.

“There’s some real concern about our public school system,” Johnson said after the town hall. “Not listening to parents, not hearing their voices, not hearing their concerns, a lack of accountability. That should concern us all.”

The town hall in Madison was one of a series Johnson has done in recent weeks, in which education has played a role. During a town hall in March, Johnson said policies that allow transgender students to use women’s bathrooms is “creepy.”

“I really don’t understand this, where did all the issues of gender dysphoria come up? Where did that all begin to be pushed so hard?” Johnson said.

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

Video: Corvette Revving Biden Tells Struggling Americans They Should Buy $55,000 Electric Vehicles

Joe Biden told Americans Thursday that if they are worried about sky rocketing energy prices they should just buy an electric car and have solar panels installed at their home.

Squinting into the teleprompter, Biden declared that driving an electric vehicle will save Americans about $80 a month on gas.

No mention of the $55,000 price tag on the cheapest EVs though.

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

War! DeSantis Suggests Ending Disney’s Special Self-Governing Status

Back in 1967 when Disney World was just a gleam in Mickey’s eye and states around the country were vying for Walt Disney’s approval to build his second theme park, the Florida legislature passed the Reedy Creek Improvement Act, which gave the Walt Disney Company a special carve-out, making it a self-governing enclave.

The Act gave Disney “the ability, the power to build a nuclear power plant, an airport manufacturer, distill and distribute alcoholic beverages and lots of other things,” said Dr. Richard Foglesong, author of Married to the Mouse in an interview with a Florida TV station last year.

Disney has since become an extraordinarily powerful media conglomerate and is now using that power to advance an agenda at odds with the beliefs and values of a large percentage of its customer base. So many Florida Republicans, sick and tired of Disney’s nauseating virtue signaling, want to strip Disney of its special status, making the company subject to reasonable oversight from Orange County.

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

Will Smith Resigns From Academy Over Chris Rock Oscars Slap Backlash

Will Smith, facing possible expulsion or suspension after he assaulted Chris Rock during last Sunday’s Oscars telecast, has instead resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. The move comes as the actor is embroiled in the gravest crisis of his career and as the organization behind the Academy Awards has struggled in its attempts to deal with the fallout from the altercation. In a statement, Smith called his actions “shocking, painful and inexcusable” and said that he will accept any additional consequences that the Academy’s Board of Governors deems appropriate.

“The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home,” Smith said. “I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken.”

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

Woman Awarded $5.25 Million in Lawsuit Against Doctor That Used His Sperm to Artificially Inseminate Her

On Wednesday, a federal court jury in Vermont awarded a Florida woman over $5 million in damages after it was revealed that a doctor had used his own sperm to artificially inseminate her in 1977.

According to USA Today, Cheryl Rousseau said that Dr. John Coates III had agreed to inseminate her with donor material from an unnamed medical student that resembled Rousseau’s husband, and possessed the characteristics she had required.

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

Calgary Freedom Protest Injunction Remains in Place for Third Consecutive Week

A court-ordered injunction aimed to limit the freedom protests’ ability to march and make noise will remain in place for a third week, in response to this weekend’s expected demonstration.

For two consecutive weekends, the Calgary freedom movement protested against continued COVID-related public health rules and mandates in spite of a court injunction that placed restrictions on demonstrations in the city. The injunction was ostensibly aimed at the weekly freedom rallies that have been ongoing through the pandemic, and was requested by city council and the Calgary Police Service.

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

Canadian Senators ‘Bombarded’ With Accusations That Basic Income Bill is Part of the Great Reset

OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) — Canadian Senators claim to be overwhelmed with emails and calls from people concerned that a proposed “basic income” bill is part of the globalist “Great Reset” agenda.

The “Great Reset” is a far-left initiative to “to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies.”

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

CBC Vetted the Races of Guests Before Letting Them on the Air

Internal documents have revealed that CBC told its employees to vet the races of proposed guests before inviting them to appear on a program, to ensure that they met a diversity quota.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, an internal memo with the state broadcaster revealed that producers were directed to Google and to research potential interview subjects to determine what their ethnicity was.

The effort was part of a quota system within CBC meant to “better reflect the diversity of Canadian communities.”

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

‘Difficult Time’ Ahead With Food Shortages, Says Trudeau

Prime Minister Trudeau warned the country on Thursday during a press conference that Canada is set to suffer food shortages in the near future.

The Prime Minister blamed global supply chain issues and the war in Ukraine on what he said would be a “difficult time” for the country.

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

Exclusive: Pastor Artur on His 51 Days Behind Bars

Since Pastor Artur Pawlowski’s first dramatic swat-style arrest, we have endeavored to provide you with unparalleled coverage of his story. Frequently, that meant going directly to Artur to get the story straight when countless other media outlets relayed second-hand and often inaccurate details. Our coverage of his story at SaveArtur.com has garnered international attention.

Over the last 51 days however, with Artur incarcerated on charges arising from his Pastoral visit to the Coutts blockade and his insistence on feeding the homeless, opening his charge and attending protests throughout the height of COVID-19 restrictions, we have had very few opportunities to speak to the man himself.

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

Former Calgary Cop Brian Denison Says the Thin Blue Line is Not Going Anywhere

The Calgary Police Service has endured its fair share of negative attention lately, from politically and ideological motivated escalation against peaceful protesters to high profile pastor arrests that drew international attention an ire to such an extent that several U.S. senators have urged that Canada be added to religious persecution watch lists.

The rule-setters at the Calgary Police Commission, along with Police Chief Mark Neufeld are now targeting officers’ use of the ‘thin blue line’ symbol on uniforms. The symbol shows a black-and-grey Canadian flag with a blue line cutting across, and while it was never approved for wear, officers were not told to remove the patches during the Commissions’ consultations on its permissibility.

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

‘Lots of Work to be Done’ Following Pope Francis’ Apology to Indigenous People, Says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a statement following Pope Francis’ apology on behalf of members of the Roman Catholic Church for its conduct during the era of Canada’s residential school system.

The apology comes after visits from First Nations, Inuit, and Metis leaders in the Vatican.

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

Pastor Artur Pawlowski is Now Finally Out of Jail

On a recent Rebel News DAILY Livestream, Sheila Gunn Reid and David Menzies discussed the latest on Pastor Artur Pawlowski, who has now finally been released from jail after 51 days.

While Artur is now home, he is far from free, as he is subject to a strict curfew and an effective house arrest aside from times where he is serving his church community as a pastor.

Go to SaveArtur.com for all the latest updates, and if you’re able please donate to help fund Pastor Artur’s legal defence.

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

Teacher Under Investigation for Speaking Out Against CRT in Schools

More and more, we hear about these fringe ideologies making their way into our publicly-funded institutions and taking reign because anyone who dares question or speak out against them is guilted into submission by way of smearing, ad hominem attacks, or is censored and punished.

All of the above happened to Chanel Pfahl, a 29-year-old high school teacher, after she made a few very mundane comments on a private teacher Facebook group in February of 2021. Her comments were in response to a post made by a teacher asking for curriculum geared toward the political movement Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the doctrine of Critical Race Theory (CRT).

The basis of her comments was that teachers should model “kindness to everyone” and that they “should speak out against any form of discrimination that they see, including those brought on by anti-racist movements.” She noted that in places like Britain, it is illegal to teach CRT without providing “a balanced, opposing view.”

These comments resulted in the launching of a formal complaint against Chanel. She was ridiculed, ostracized and othered by her colleagues. An investigation was launched by the Ontario College of Teachers, which resulted in Chanel being suspended for one week without pay.

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

University of Toronto Discusses the Consequences of Vaccine Mandates

After two years of censorship and suppression of democratic debate, discussions are finally starting to take place around the collateral damage of COVID-19 policies, namely, vaccine mandates.

On Thursday, March 31, the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto hosted a seminar to discuss the “Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: Why They Cause More Harm Than Good”.

The seminar was based off of a paper titled “The Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Vaccine Policy: Why Mandates, Passports, and Segregated Lockdowns May Cause more Harm than Good.” Four of the paper’s authors joined the discussion — Kevin Bardosh, Stefan Baral, Rachel Gur-Arie, and Trudo Lemmens.

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

‘Without Freedom, It’s Not a Country Anymore’: Anti-Mandate Protesters Go on Speaking Out in Toronto

This past week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in a backroom deal with the NDP, came to an agreement to keep him in power until 2025. He later slandered the Freedom Convoy movement on his overseas trip to the European Parliament in a prepared speech to MEPs. What do Canadians think about their prime minister’s actions?

Meanwhile, back in Canada, the Trudeau government’s medical segregation no-fly list for the country’s unvaccinated stays in place — the only country in the world to do so. Freedom protesters who have been demonstrating against draconian COVID-19 measures continue to do so despite the lifting of provincial and municipal measures.

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

At Least 34 Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil Eco-Activists Are Arrested After 10 Fuel Sites Were Obstructed Across Britain and Demonstrators Glued Themselves to Roads

At least 34 climate change protesters have been arrested over the blocking of oil terminals across the country — as the activist groups warned they would become ‘more disruptive than ever’ from next week.

Protestors from Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion obstructed 10 fuel sites in the Midlands and southern England in the early hours of yesterday morning, to stand against ‘expanding UK oil and gas production’.

Protesters were glued on to roads, suspended on bamboo tripods, and locked on to oil drums and each other from around 4am.

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

Bus Driver, Passengers Attacked by Bat Wielding Gang in France

French police arrested a trio of suspects who attacked a driver and passengers with bats and pepper spray aboard a bus in metro Paris this week, according to reports.

The shocking incident unfolded during the overnight hours between Thursday and Friday in Bobigny, a commune in the suburbs of the capital city.

Riders were beaten by an armed gang as the vehicle passed through the culturally-enriched department of Seine-Saint-Denis, Actu reports.

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French Govt Dissolves Far-Left Extremist Antifa Group in Lyon

The French government has moved to dissolve an Antifa group in Lyon over calls for violence against police and violent actions, marking the first time in 40 years the French government has dissolved a far-left extremist group.

French government spokesman Gabriel Attal announced the dissolution of Anti-Fascist Group Lyon and Surroundings, or Groupe antifasciste Lyon et Environs (GALE) in French, earlier this week under a 1936 law originally aimed at far-right extremist groups.

[Comment: I’d like to see the same happen in the US.]

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Germany Continues Shutdown of Power Plants Despite Growing Energy Crisis

Despite facing a spiralling energy crisis, Germany has continued its Green crusade of shutting down hydrocarbon-fueled power plants.

Germany’s green crusade against fossil fuels has continued to march on during what has been described by other nations as a “chaotic geopolitical context” for energy, with the country taking another hydrocarbon-fueled power station out of service on Friday.

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Greta Thunberg to Publish ‘The Climate Book’ in October

March 31 (UPI) — Greta Thunberg will publish a book this fall, the 19-year-old Swedish environmental activist confirmed on Thursday.

The Climate Book will be published in October by Penguin Press, and will have several contributing authors.

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Hungary’s PM Orban Leads Race Just Two Days Before Election

With only two days to the general elections scheduled for April 3, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s conservative Fidesz has a clear five-point lead over the joint six-party opposition coalition, think-tank Szazadvég’s latest poll indicates.

According to the poll, the ruling coalition of Fidesz and its junior partner, the Christian-Democrats, can expect 49 percent of the votes of those certain or likely to vote, while the opposition coalition is looking at 44 percent.

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Interview: Christine Anderson Reveals Why She Scorched Trudeau in Front of the European Parliament

Christine Anderson has been a member of the European Parliament since July 2, 2019, for “Alternative für Deutschland”, which is aligned with the Identity and Democracy Group. She was elected on behalf of Germany.

On Wednesday, March 23, the plane carrying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Belgium landed at the Melsbroek military airbase in Brussels.

Trudeau gave a speech in which democracy was one of the topics discussed. Several MEPs responded to him, criticizing his way of managing his country. They also questioned him on how a prime minister could come and make a speech on democracy, when he himself does not apply it with his own citizens.

The most striking of the retorts was that of Ms. Anderson. She was later categorized as extreme right-wing.

Here is what she had to tell us.

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Just Before Election, Hungarian Government Emphasizes Its Anti-War Stance

Hungary’s main concern is to avoid being dragged into the war in Ukraine, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjarto said at a meeting of NATO’s eastern wing countries in Bratislava, Slovakia.

“I reiterated Hungary’s position that this is not our war. We want to stay out of this war and we will do everything we can to protect the Hungarians,” he said.

Szijjartó emphasized that Hungary insists on the decision not to supply arms to Ukraine, not to transfer arms on its territory, and opposes the introduction of sanctions on the import of Russian oil and gas. Together with its partners, i.e. the so-called Bucharest nine (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia), Hungary condemns military aggression and wants to live in peace and security, he said.

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Polish Army to Order Additional Piorun Anti-Air Missiles After the Weapon Outperforms on Ukrainian Battlefield

Poland is ordering additional MANPAD class systems, known as the Piorun (“thunderbolt” in Polish), in order to augment its air defense capabilities, with an obvious eye to the conflict in Ukraine.

The MESKO SA company was awarded the contract to provide the Piorun systems by the Polish Ministry of Defense, informed Minister Mariusz Blaszczak.

“We are systematically increasing the anti-aircraft capabilities of the Polish Armed Forces. The awarded contract for the Piorun anti-aircraft missile sets will be increased, and the deliveries will be carried out in the following years. This will allow us to maintain continuity of production in our defense industry,” Blaszczak posted on Twitter.

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Polls Suggest Spanish Conservatives and Populists Could Form Outright Majority in Parliament

Spanish opinion polling suggests that the centre-right People’s Party (PP) and the populist VOX party could form an absolute majority in the Spanish parliament as the ruling Social Democratic Workers Party (PSOE) falters.

Polling data from an IMOP-Insights survey suggested that the ruling PSOE of current Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez could lose as many as eleven seats in the parliament if an election were called, while VOX could significantly increase its current seat count of 52 to 80 and form a 177-seat majority with the PP in the 350-seat chamber.

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Russian Gas Supply Cut? We Have No Solution for That, Says Czech Industry Deputy Minister

If Russia stopped gas supplies immediately, the situation would have virtually no solution, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade René Nedela told security committee members on Thursday.

According to Nedela, about 2 percent of the total domestic gas consumption is mined in the Czech Republic. The rest is almost exclusively Russian gas.

According to Nedela, a large part of Europe would have a problem, as 44 percent of gas consumption flows to the EU from Russia. As he noted, the only possible action would be the joint purchase of gas within the EU and its proportional distribution among member states.

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Supermarkets Allowed to Begin Rationing, Says Spain’s Socialist Government

The socialist government of Spain has introduced new laws allowing for the supermarkets to ration food and other items as a part of its “Response Plan” to the economic fallout from the war in Ukraine.

Amid soaring inflation, which hit nearly 10 per cent in March, the Spanish government, controlled by the leftist Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has opened up a legal loophole for supermarkets to begin rationing to customers.

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‘The Biggest Election Fraud in Hungary’s History’ — Hungarian Left Opposition Accused of Using Illegal Offshore Database Before April 3 Vote

The left is carrying out the biggest election fraud in the history of Hungarian democracy, said Lorinc Nacsa, a spokesman for the Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP), in a video statement sent to MTI on Thursday.

He explained that on Tuesday, his party received countless reports that many had received unsolicited text messages urging them to support the left. After the mass texting, the left opposition, represented by Péter Marki-Zay, launched campaign phone calls on Wednesday using a database compiled by illegal means.

According to Nacsa, the mass spamming with SMS and phone calls were sent to those who never gave their details to any left-wing party or organization and did not consent to being contacted. Gordon Bajnai, the former left-wing prime minister opposed to Viktor Orban, is accused of offering the country’s opposition access to the DatAdat database, which was illegally compiled and owned through a foreign offshore company. With the help of the Bajnai database, Péter Marki-Zay and his socialist ally, Ferenc Gyurcsany, are conducting a campaign based on election fraud, the KDNP faction spokesman stated.

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‘Too Old-Fashioned’ — Iconic German Cathedral Erased From Cologne’s Logo

The city of Cologne will remove the iconic Cologne cathedral tower from its logo, and use a new logo in the future for the letterhead and on work clothes, but a large outcry has erupted due to the decision.

“My 92-year-old mother is stunned, my 11-year-old godchild is crying and my friend in London does not understand it,” writes the sculptor and painter Cornel Wachter, for example.

The president of the German-Hungarian Society, Gerhard Papke, also commented on the project on Twitter: “The decision in Cologne to remove the cathedral from the city’s logo should not come as a surprise, since mosques were recently expressly allowed to call the muezzin.” Papke was referring to Cologne’s controversial decision last year to allow the “call to prayer” in the city.

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Trans Sex Offender Sentenced to Prison for Molesting Children

A UK transgender father of two awaiting gender reassignment surgery has been sentenced to three years in men’s prison after two girls said they were molested.

Britnee Aitken was convicted of three charges of sexual assault and one count of exposure stemming from a period between July and September 2012 when the convicted sex offender, then identifying as a truck recovery driver named Marcus, invited two young girls over to his home, according to the Daily Mail.

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UK Lawyer Fined £500 for Saying Free Speech ‘Dying’ Due to ‘Islamists and Other Muslims’ Wins Appeal

A lawyer fined £500 ($660) by regulators after saying that “free speech is dying and Islamists and other Muslims are playing a central role” has won an appeal to the Bar Tribunals & Adjudication Service, telling Breitbart the campaign against him was “politically motivated”.

Jon Holbrook, a British barrister who styles himself as a “critic of identity politics” who has been “cancelled for defying the woke”, had tweeted the remark in October 2020 in response to a British Muslim activist demanding that the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo — which lost a number of staff to a radical Islamic terror attack in 2015 after publishing depictions of Islam’s prophet — “must be shut down immediately by French authorities”.

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UK Sleepwalking Into Food Crisis as Fresh Produce Set to Vanish From Supermarkets

The National Farmers’ Union has warned the UK is sleepwalking into a food security crisis. Soaring energy and fertilizer costs have led to an unprecedented situation where growers’ margins have collapsed, forcing many to halt growing operations.

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Caroline Glick: The Negev Two-State Summit

The “Two-State Solution” has made a comeback. That’s the main take home lesson from the Negev Summit this week. The final remarks of the four Arab foreign ministers, and from U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s remarks at the summit and throughout his visit make this glaringly obvious. All of Israel’s guests demanded that it be advanced.

The so-called two-state solution has a hundred-year history of uninterrupted failure. In 1920, the League of Nations gave Britain the Mandate for Palestine, which they were legally required to administer as the future homeland of the Jewish people. In 1922, the British carved out the majority of the land set aside for the Jews and established the Arab state of Transjordan — now known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Britain’s initial two state solution was supposed to end the Arab conflict with Israel. But of course, it didn’t. The Arabs pocketed Transjordan and expanded their war, as they have with every subsequent attempt to implement the two-state solution.

Many Israelis and friends of Israel assumed that the so-called two-state solution had finally been exhausted in 2000, when PLO chief and Palestinian Authority Chairman Yassir Arafat rejected the Palestinian state that Israel offered him at the Camp David Summit in July 2000 and launched a terror war against the Jewish state.

Israel won Arafat’s terror war by the skin of its teeth in 2004. This week we marked the 20th anniversary of Israel’s counter-terror offensive. Operation Defensive Shield, which began Israel’s long, painful advance to victory was launched on March 31, 2002, after a month in which 130 Israelis were massacred in nearly daily suicide bombings countrywide. In all, more than a thousand Israelis were killed, more than ten thousand were wounded in the Palestinian terror war…

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Latest on Russia-Ukraine War

Ukraine: Ukrainian attack helicopters struck an oil depot in Russian territory in a predawn raid, Russia said. Moscow’s retreats from Kyiv and new focus on Donbas set the stage for a protracted war of attrition. President Volodymyr Zelensky stripped two generals of their rank, calling them traitors. Relief workers from the U.N. and ICRC failed again to reach the besieged city of Mariupol.

Russia: The next round of Russia’s military draft begins Friday. A survey of economic activity illustrated the impact of sanctions on the Russian economy. President Vladimir Putin spoke with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who again urged a meeting with the Ukrainian president.

Peace Talks: Russia and Ukraine resumed discussions on a video call Friday. The EU asked Beijing to join in pressing Moscow toward a peaceful resolution.

Oil and Gas: Members of the International Energy Agency agreed to tap their oil reserves, joining the U.S. Flows of Russian gas to Europe were steady, analysts said, helping to contain prices.

In-Depth: An account of Vladimir Putin’s 20-year march to war in Ukraine—and how the West mishandled it.

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Putin Warns West Food Crisis Will Lead to New Migrant Crisis

Vladimir Putin has warned the west that Europe faces another influx of migrants caused by a global food crisis that is now inevitable.

The Russian President made the comments at a meeting on air transportation and aircraft manufacturing on Thursday.

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine prompted western sanctions and an energy squeeze that has left the stability of the global food supply in a precarious state.

Soaring international food inflation led the United Nations to warn that the Middle East is near “breaking point,” with food riots a real possibility.

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Russian Troops Leave Chernobyl, Ukraine Says

Russian troops occupying the former nuclear power plant at Chernobyl have left, the plant’s staff say.

According to Ukraine’s state nuclear company Energoatom, staff at the plant said there are currently no “outsiders” at the site.

Earlier, it said some Russian forces had set off towards the Belarusian border, leaving a small group behind.

The announcement appears to confirm reports by senior US defence officials on Wednesday of a withdrawal.

Russian troops seized Chernobyl at the beginning of their invasion of Ukraine on 24 February.

“This morning, the invaders announced their intentions to leave the Chernobyl nuclear power plant,” Energoatom said in a statement on Thursday.

The company later accused the Russian military of abducting members of the Ukrainian National Guard held captive since the start of the war. Energoatom sourced its information to workers at the plant and did not give numbers.

It also confirmed reports that Russian troops had dug trenches in the most contaminated part of the Chernobyl exclusion zone, receiving “significant doses” of radiation. There are unconfirmed reports that some are being treated in Belarus…

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Sri Lanka Imposes Curfew After Protests Over Economic Crisis Turn Violent

COLOMBO, April 1 (Reuters) — Police imposed an overnight curfew in several parts of Sri Lanka’s main city of Colombo early on Friday after protests over the government’s handling of the country’s worst economic crisis in decades turned violent, an official said.

Hundreds of protesters gathered near President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s private residence in a Colombo suburb late on Thursday and were broken up by police using tear gas and water cannons, a Reuters witness said.

Amal Edirimanne, a senior superintendent of police, said a curfew had been imposed in four police divisions of Colombo, the country’s commercial capital.

Protesters, some clad in motorcycle helmets, dismantled a wall and hurled bricks at police, before setting a bus alight on a road leading to Gotabaya’s residence, the Reuters witness said.

The island of 22 million people is experiencing rolling blackouts for up to 13 hours a day because the government does not have enough foreign exchange for fuel imports.

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South Korea: Worker Killed in Explosion at Hyundai Heavy Shipyard

ULSAN — A worker was killed Saturday in an explosion at a shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. in the southeastern port city of Ulsan, police said.

The employee in his 50s, hired by a subcontractor, was cutting steel plates with oxy-fuel gas when the blast occurred at 7:48 a.m. at a plant of the world’s largest shipbuilder in the city, 415 kilometers southeast of Seoul.

He fell unconscious and was sent to a hospital, but he was declared dead, according to police. Other workers at the scene were not injured. Police are investigating to determine the cause of the explosion.

About 30,000 people work at the Hyundai shipyard in Ulsan…

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Australian Professor Advocates for Porn for Teens

Australian professor and pornography advocate Alan McKee penned a recent blog post about the best porn for young people. In his Sex School article called “What kinds of pornography are healthy for young people?” McKee posits that it behooves adults to give adolescents access to the best porn to answer their questions.

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‘Islam Inherently Violent’, ‘Quran Plagiarised’: What Musa Cerantonio, An ISIS Terrorist in Australia Who Abandoned Islam After 17 Years of Converting to it, Said

Musa Cerantonio, a former Australian Islamist preacher who persuaded a large number of foreign terrorists to join jihadi terror group in Syria, recently recounted his experience when he openly abandoned Islam. The background behind Cerantonio renouncing Islam and reporting it to the author of the article has been detailed in an article published in The Atlantic.

Cerantonio turned to Islam at the age of 17 after being born Robert Cerantonio into an Irish-Catholic family. According to Philippine authorities, Cerantonio travelled to the Philippines in 2013 and used YouTube to advocate for jihad and celebrate the Islamic States of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). He was deported in July 2014 following his actions.

Cerantonio and four others were detained by Australian authorities in May 2016 for allegedly planning to sail to Indonesia with the intention of joining ISIS in Syria. Cerantonio was already communicating with ISIS terrorists on social networks for a long time before his arrest. He often used social media to demand the killing of US officials and to laud Syrian extremists.

Cerantonio repudiated ISIS and admitted his role in fuelling jihad in June 2021. He informed Graeme Charles Arthur Wood, an American staff writer for The Atlantic, that he had forsaken ISIS in a letter sent from Port Phillip Prison in Melbourne last year.

Dedication to tyrannical death cults led by suicidal maniacs is bad enough

In the article at The Atlantic, Graeme Wood wrote, “In block letters—the Arabic transcriptions neatly bedecked with diacritical marks, all in the right places—he explained his journey back from jihad.” Cerantonio stated in the letter that for the previous 17 years, he was completely wrong. “Seeing individuals dedicate themselves to tyrannical death cults led by suicidal maniacs is bad enough. Knowing that I may have contributed to their choices is terrible,” he wrote.

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CDC Announces End to Title 42, A Trump-Era Policy Blocking Migration

April 1 (UPI) — The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention on Friday decided to end Title 42 — an immigration policy that suspends the right to introduce migrants into the United States due to anti-COVID-19 policies.

The CDC said in a press statement Friday that Title 42 will be rescinded effective May 23, 2022.

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George W. Bush Meets With Illegal Aliens to Promote Amnesty, Snubbing Angel Families

Former President George W. Bush met with illegal aliens this week to promote his amnesty and legal immigration expansion agenda, snubbing Angel Families who have lost loved ones to illegal alien crime in the process.

On Tuesday, Bush and former first lady Laura Bush met with illegal aliens Gerardo Casas, Rebeca Gurrola, and Dip Patel — all of whom are enrolled in former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — as well as mass migration advocates from Jewish Family Service of San Diego and the American Nursery & Landscape Association.

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Over 6,700 Migrants Arrive Illegally to Italy by Sea So Far This Year

Italian Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese has reported that so far this year, at least 6,701 migrants have arrived in Italy by sea, with around half of the migrants needing to be rescued.

According to Minister Lamorgese, 3,323 of the 6701 migrants were rescued while at sea in the Mediterranean and a further 3,378 migrants were able to land on Italian shores of their own accord. Of those rescued, 1,595 were picked up by migrant taxi NGO vessels.

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Biden’s Department of Justice Targets States That Protect Minors From Genital Mutilation

Following the passage of laws banning genital mutilation surgeries and the prescribing of cross-sex hormones for minors seeking to transform into the opposite sex, the Department of Justice has announced that it has sent letters to state attorneys “reminding them of federal constitutional and statutory provisions that protect transgender youth against discrimination.”

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‘It’s Just Not Fair’: Joe Rogan Blasts NCAA for Allowing Lia Thomas to Compete Against Women

In Thursday’s episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, the podcast’s namesake discussed transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, and how having biological males like Thomas compete against female competitors is “unfair.”

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Keep Them Docile With Drugs & Video Games

Wait until you hear what the man cited by the elite as one of the greatest living thinkers of the 21st century thinks about humanity.

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Medical Student Placed on ‘Leave of Absence’ After Tweet Suggesting She Injured a Patient Over Pronoun Diss

A Wake Forest School of Medicine student has been placed on a leave of absence following a Twitter post from earlier this week that the student allegedly missed a patient’s vein while drawing blood following a comment the patient made about her pronouns pin.

In a now deleted tweet, fourth year medical student Kychelle Del Rosario wrote that she missed a patient’s vein because he had taken issue with her pronoun pin, suggesting that the misstep was on purpose.

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Video: GOP Rep Trolls Democrats on House Floor, Declaring “I’m Not a Biologist”

A Republican representative needled Democrats on the House floor Thursday by stating “I am not a biologist” after thanking the “person speaker,” rather than using the word ‘madam’.

Virginia Rep. Bob Good took the opportunity to mock Biden Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s inability to define a woman.

After being introduced by Representative Katie Porter of California, who was serving as House speaker pro tempore during a Thursday hearing, Good stated “Thank you, Person Speaker,”

He continued, “I say Person Speaker because I’m not a biologist, and out of respect to our Supreme Court nominee, I don’t feel qualified to say Madam Speaker.”

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/1/2022

  1. “In other news, the Minneapolis city council ruled that mosques may broadcast the call to prayer (adhan) daily on loudspeakers, all year round.”

    This sounds–quite literally–unconstitutional. I assume these mosques are tax-exempt institutions, which means they have federal tax ID numbers, which means they are federally sanctioned organizations.

    Having a federal tax ID number does not entitle an organization to turn the public sphere into a private space for religious activity.

  2. It is being reported by Tommy Robinson that the UK government allowed him to fly to Mexico with his two children and then notified the Mexican government that they wanted him detained,deported or otherwise not allowed it. They let him fly and waited till he left to mess with him. All the people who go to Mexico from who knows where and sneak into the US and the UK loses it cause Tommy Robinson goes on vacation. National Security. There may be more Islamic influence in Mexico/Mexico City than what I would have thought. Any comment after this would probably cause this reply to be tossed by Baron for legal reasons and vulgarity.

    There are several videos on the link below. He only has limited knowledge of what is going on.

    https://gettr.com/user/tommyrobinson1

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