Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/12/2022

Muslim riots are continuing in the Indian state of West Bengal in reaction to comments by a former BJP politician named Nupur Sharma, who is alleged to have derogated the prophet Mohammed. At least two people were killed when police opened fire on a stone-throwing mob. Geert Wilders, who spoke out in support of Ms. Sharma, has been subjected to numerous death threats.

In other news, the number of Ukrainians who have taken refuge in Poland since the war started has passed the four million mark.

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Financial Crisis
» ‘Exxon Made More Money Than God’: Biden Rips High Gas Prices
 
USA
» 31 Patriot Front Members Found Packed in a U-Haul Arrested Near Idaho Pride Event
» Andrew Giuliani Says He’s Banned From in-Person NY Governor’s Debate Over COVID Vaccine Proof
» AOC Refuses to Say Whether She Would Support Biden in 2024: ‘We’Ll Cross That Bridge When We Get to It’
» BLM Activist Arrested After Hundreds of Cockroaches Released in New York Courthouse
» BLM/Antifa Thug Sentenced to 41 Years in 2020 Murder of Federal Officer Patrick Underwood
» Breaking: Activists ‘Against Racism’ Protest Ron Desantis’ NYC Speech After Venue Apologizes
» Brookings President Retired Gen. John Allen Resigns Amid FBI Probe Into Alleged Qatar Lobbying
» David Hogg: Putting More Cops in Schools May Endanger Non-White Students
» Man Found Stabbed Inside Burning Gilbert Home
» Many See Democrat Double Standard on Political Violence When it Comes to Jan. 6, Kavanaugh Threat
» Palin Leads Alaska GOP Primary, Will Advance to General Election to Fill Rep. Don Young’s Seat
» Republican 2023 Budget Proposal Would Ban Critical Race Theory in Military
» Senate Negotiators Reach Deal on Modest Gun Legislation in Aftermath of Uvalde School Shooting
» Trump Spokeswoman Backs Rep. Scott Perry on Pardon Allegation, Slams Jan. 6 Probe as ‘Corrupt’
» ‘Unsafe’: Twitter Flags Peer-Reviewed CDC Study That Found Plunging Vaccine Efficacy
 
Canada
» Another Ontario Teacher Cancelled for Pushing Back Against Critical Race Theory
» As Ontario Drops Mask Mandates, Some Hospitals Choose to Keep Them
» No “Specific Numbers” To Support Mandates: PHAC
» Transport Minister Cites Faulty Data to Justify Travel Mandates
» ‘We the Fringe’ Continue to Protest Trudeau’s Regime Despite Police Blockade
 
Europe and the EU
» Former Czech PM is Against Suppling More Weapons to Ukraine
» Heavily Armed Police Search Swiss Doctor’s Office After Mask Exemptions
» UK Open University Teaches ‘Cancel Culture’ Is a Good Thing for ‘Racial/Social Justice’
 
North Africa
» Morocco: British Film About Early Islam Banned for ‘Hurting the Feelings of Muslims’
 
Russia
» Russian Forces Destroy Bridge Out of Sievierodonetsk
» Russia-Ukraine War: What Happened This Weekend (June 11-12)
» YouTube Bans Russian Pranksters Who Duped Politicians Into Interviews
 
South Asia
» India: Jharkhand: Security Heightened in Ranchi as Two Die of Gunshot Wounds During ‘Remarks on Prophet’ Row Protest
» India: Ranchi Violence: Mother of Rioter Killed During the Riots Says She is Proud of Her Son for Sacrificing His Life for Religion
» India: Blasphemy Row: Islamist Mob Vandalise Railway Station, Pelt Stones at Local Train in Nadia District in West Bengal
» Pakistani High Court Upholds Death Sentence of Christian Brothers Charged With Blasphemy
» People of Nepal Came Out in Support of Nupur Sharma, Raised Slogans of Pakistan Murdabad
 
Far East
» Lancet: Lockdowns Aggravated the Already ‘Fragile Mental Health of Many Chinese’
 
Immigration
» BAMF Data Highlights German Open Border Policy
» Federal Court Again Rules Against Biden on Immigration, Says Can’t Release Illegals Into U.S.
» Poland Accepts 4 Mln Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started
» Protesters Swamp Immigration Removal Centre in Anger Over Government Scheme to Send Migrants to Rwanda
» Slovenia’s New Green-Left Govt to Dismantle Border Fence
» The Happy Hotel: A Gift Shop Where Everything is Free, A Volleyball Court, Computer Suites and Three Chef-Prepared Meals a Day… Sue Reid Sees the Rwandan Lodgings Awaiting Deportees From the UK
 
Culture Wars
» BC School District Bans Parents From “Youth Pride Dance” For K-12
» Conservatives Slam Fox News Over Transgender Child Segment: ‘Fox is Pro-Mutilation’
» Drag ‘Demon Queen’ Performs for Toddlers, Makes Account Private After Matt Walsh Retweets Video
» LA Pride Performer Offers ‘Lube’ To Children
» Montana Zoo Faces Backlash for Pride Month Drag Queen Story Hour
» Quebec Teacher Says He’s Done Drag Queen Story Hours Since 2016
 

‘Exxon Made More Money Than God’: Biden Rips High Gas Prices

by Jordan Fabian and Josh Wingrove

President Joe Biden accused Exxon Mobil Corp. and other oil companies of exploiting high gasoline prices after a report showed inflation soaring to a new 40-year record.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

31 Patriot Front Members Found Packed in a U-Haul Arrested Near Idaho Pride Event

(AP) — Authorities arrested 31 members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front near an Idaho pride event Saturday after they were found packed into the back of a U-Haul truck with riot gear.

The men were standing inside the truck wearing khakis, navy blue shirts and beige hats with white balaclavas covering their faces when Coeur d’Alene police stopped the U-Haul and began arresting them on the side of the road.

“They came to riot downtown,” Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White said at a news conference.

All 31 were charged with conspiracy to riot, a misdemeanor, White said. The men were going through the booking process Saturday afternoon and are scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, he said.

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

Andrew Giuliani Says He’s Banned From in-Person NY Governor’s Debate Over COVID Vaccine Proof

New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani announced Saturday night he is being banned from appearing in person at a Republican primary debate for refusing to provide proof he got a COVID-19 vaccine.

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

AOC Refuses to Say Whether She Would Support Biden in 2024: ‘We’Ll Cross That Bridge When We Get to It’

New York City Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would not commit to supporting a Joe Biden 2024 presidential bid in a Sunday morning interview with CNN’s State of the Union.

“We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it” Ocasio-Cortez replied when State of the Union’s Dana Bash asked the congresswoman if she’d back his 2024 run.

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

BLM Activist Arrested After Hundreds of Cockroaches Released in New York Courthouse

A prominent far-left activist that co-founded the Black Lives Matter chapter in Upstate New York was arrested after hundreds of cockroaches were released inside an Albany courthouse on Tuesday during a planned demonstration to disrupt an arraignment.

Clyanna Lightbourn, 34, has been charged with obstruction of governmental administration, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, according to Albany PD. It is currently unclear who released the cockroaches into the courthouse.

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

BLM/Antifa Thug Sentenced to 41 Years in 2020 Murder of Federal Officer Patrick Underwood

In May of 2020, a white van pulled up outside the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland, California, and Steven Carrillo opened fire on two federal security officers. One of whom, Dave Patrick Underwood, was killed.

Carrillo has been found guilty of this horrific and senseless murder, as well as for the attempted murder of the second security officer, and been sentenced to 41 years in prison.

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

Breaking: Activists ‘Against Racism’ Protest Ron Desantis’ NYC Speech After Venue Apologizes

Governor Ron DeSantis was slated to speak at New York’s Jewish Leadership Conference on Sunday at Chelsea Piers, where he was met with protestors. This after an earlier venue had cancelled due to backlash against the sitting governor.

Freedomnews.tv posted video on Twitter of “activists & LGBTQ+ supporters” lined outside of Chelsea Piers in Manhattan to protest Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ appearance. DeSantis has been a friend and supporter of Israel.

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

Brookings President Retired Gen. John Allen Resigns Amid FBI Probe Into Alleged Qatar Lobbying

Retired Gen. John Allen resigned from his position as Brookings Institution president on Sunday less as the FBI is ramping up its investigation into his possible illegal lobbying activities on behalf of Qatar.

In his resignation letter obtained by The Associated Press, Allen wrote that he was leaving with a “heavy heart.”

He stressed, “I know it is best for all concerned in this moment,” but he did not give a direct explanation for his departure.

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

David Hogg: Putting More Cops in Schools May Endanger Non-White Students

While speaking at the June 11 March for Our Lives rally, gun control proponent David Hogg suggested that putting more cops in schools may actually endanger students do not have white skin.

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

Man Found Stabbed Inside Burning Gilbert Home

A witness had called 911 after they reportedly heard a “person in distress” and the smell of smoke coming from a home near Gilbert and Ray roads.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Many See Democrat Double Standard on Political Violence When it Comes to Jan. 6, Kavanaugh Threat

During a tumultuous week, Democrats pressed hard during a prime time televised hearing to condemn the violence 18 months ago during the Jan. 6 riots while staying mostly muted on the arrest of an alleged assassin targeting conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh over abortion rights.

The performance has many critics seeing a hypocritical double standard.

Liberal Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said Democrats’ Jan. 6 hearings have been staged to be so unfair and one-sided that it reminded him of the work of the late Sen. Joe McCarthy decades ago or a production of the Soviet-era Pravda network.

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

Palin Leads Alaska GOP Primary, Will Advance to General Election to Fill Rep. Don Young’s Seat

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin finished atop the Alaska special Republican congressional primary in early results released Sunday, advancing to the general election in the race to succeed the late Rep. Don Young.

Palin, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, finished atop the field of 48 candidates with nearly 30% of the early ballots counted, followed by fellow Republican Nick Begich at 19.3%, surgeon Al Gross, an independent, and Democratic state legislator Mary Peltola at about 7.5%.

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

Republican 2023 Budget Proposal Would Ban Critical Race Theory in Military

The conservative House Republican Study Committee’s 2023 budget proposal released Thursday includes a provision that would ban Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the United States military.

The RSC’s “Blueprint to Save America” is the committee’s first budget proposal that calls for such a ban, amid efforts by the Biden administration to double down on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in the military. The committee’s chairman, Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), is a Navy reservist who has grilled Pentagon and military leaders on those initiatives.

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

Senate Negotiators Reach Deal on Modest Gun Legislation in Aftermath of Uvalde School Shooting

Abipartisan group of senators announced Sunday they had reached a deal on a framework for modest gun legislation aimed at hardening schools, increasing mental health resources and supporting states with “red flag” laws in the aftermath of the Uvalde school shooting.

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

Trump Spokeswoman Backs Rep. Scott Perry on Pardon Allegation, Slams Jan. 6 Probe as ‘Corrupt’

Former President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman is backing up Rep. Scott Perry over an allegation leveled by fellow Re. Liz Cheney that he sought a pardon in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Perry, a Pennsylvania Republican who chairs the conservative House Freedom Caucus, on Friday emphatically denied Cheney’s allegation made during a prime time Jan, 6 House committee hearing Thursday night.

“The notion that I ever sought a presidential pardon for myself, or other members of Congress, is an absolute shameless and soulless lie,” he told the John Solomon Reports podcast.

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

‘Unsafe’: Twitter Flags Peer-Reviewed CDC Study That Found Plunging Vaccine Efficacy

When Surgeon General Vivek Murthy promoted findings from a non-peer-reviewed CDC study that found unvaccinated children at much higher risk of hospitalization than peers vaccinated against COVID-19, Twitter saw no reason to intervene.

The social media giant had the opposite reaction when other Twitter users shared a peer-reviewed CDC study that found Pfizer vaccine efficacy against symptomatic infection for ages 12-15 hits zero by four months and turns negative by seven months.

Twitter slapped the study, published last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), with an “unsafe link” warning signaling possible “violent or misleading content that could lead to real-world harm.” The platform took the action even though it apparently left alone a similar January JAMA study by CDC researchers.

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

Another Ontario Teacher Cancelled for Pushing Back Against Critical Race Theory

All 29-year-old teacher Chanel Pfahl did was make a comment on a private Facebook feed that kids should not be indoctrinated about Critical Race Theory (CRT).

She suggested instead that teachers should focus on “modelling kindness” and speak out against “any form of discrimination.”

She also shared a YouTube video of a speech given by the black UK minister of equalities Kemi Badenoch, in which she outlines her government’s decision not to teach CRT.

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

As Ontario Drops Mask Mandates, Some Hospitals Choose to Keep Them

TORONTO (LifeSiteNews) — Some Ontario hospitals are opting to keep mask mandates despite the provincial government dropping almost all of them.

Most healthcare settings, including hospitals, and public transit were allowed to dispense with masks from midnight June 11/12.

Long-term care facilities, however, are required by the government of Ontario to continue the mandate.

Toronto and Ottawa area hospitals will voluntarily keep masks in place for the foreseeable future, as will smaller hospital networks like the Huron-Perth Health Association.

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

No “Specific Numbers” To Support Mandates: PHAC

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) was unable to provide any evidence to support continuing Canada’s extreme federal vaccine mandates and other Covid-19 measures.

During a House of Commons health committee meeting on Wednesday, Conservative MP Michael Barrett questioned PHAC President Harpreet Kochhar to ask if the agency could provide statistics to justify maintaining mandates.

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

Transport Minister Cites Faulty Data to Justify Travel Mandates

Liberal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra cited a study that predated the Omicron variant and relied on people to self-report their mask use to justify maintaining Covid-19 mandates.

In a tweet on Thursday, Alghabra claimed that mandatory masking made it 83% less likely to get Covid-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study referenced in the minister’s tweet was based on data from Feb. to Dec. 2021 and was titled Effectiveness of Face Mask or Respirator Use in Indoor Public Settings for Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 Infection.

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

‘We the Fringe’ Continue to Protest Trudeau’s Regime Despite Police Blockade

At 12:40 p.m. on June 11, 2022, Rebel News arrived at Wellington Street to cover the small “We The Fringe” protests that occur weekly on Parliament Hill.

When asked what the reason was for the closure of the street, and consequently of Parliament Hill, the police refused to provide more information. There were at least 30 police officers and security officers to watch the area.

After all protesters left Sparks Streets, where they held the peaceful protest, the police finally decided to declare the Parliament area as a safe zone again.

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

Former Czech PM is Against Suppling More Weapons to Ukraine

Former Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has spoken out against arms supplies to Ukraine, arguing that the Czech army is in poor shape and that Ukraine has already managed to defend against Russia occupying the country’s entire territory. The politician, who is considering running for president, said that other countries should contribute with weapons aid instead of Czechia.

“I do not think we should continue to supply weapons. We supplied weapons, and we stopped Putin. He wanted to occupy the whole of Ukraine, thankfully he failed. And now, I think that Europe is helping Ukraine. Many countries are helping there. We have already delivered €3.5 billion [in aid], and our army is not in great condition either,” said the former prime minister and head of the ANO party at a meeting with people in Terezin, according to Respekt weekly.

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

Heavily Armed Police Search Swiss Doctor’s Office After Mask Exemptions

Apparently the stance against doctors who work according to their Hippocratic oath and the medical code of ethics is being tightened internationally.

The enforcement of masks is an important goal in order to be able to continue the pandemic, as is known from internal protocols of the Israeli Ministry of Health or statements by the Austrian Director of Public Health. Masks have become a sign of submission while at the same time renouncing fundamental rights.

Even in Switzerland, which is known to be more liberal with the measures and had already lifted many random measures in mid-February, completely disproportionate action was taken against doctors. On social media, users likened the raid to how police would normally respond to a terror threat.

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

UK Open University Teaches ‘Cancel Culture’ Is a Good Thing for ‘Racial/Social Justice’

An anti-racism course given to academics at publicly-funded universities across Britain has claimed that cancel culture benefits “racial/social justice”.

Academics across Britain have been told that cancel culture has provided “benefits” for “racial/social justice” in a course administered across the United Kingdom.

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

Morocco: British Film About Early Islam Banned for ‘Hurting the Feelings of Muslims’

British movie The Lady of Heaven has been banned in Morocco after Islamic authorities condemned it for presenting a version of Islamic history they disagree with and “hurting the feelings of Muslims”.

The film, which has already been cancelled by the Cineworld chain and a number of individual movie theatres in Britain amid fears of violence by Muslim protesters, features the daughter of the Islamic prophet Mohammed (Muhammad) and was produced by Malik Shlibak, a Shiite Muslim.

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

Russian Forces Destroy Bridge Out of Sievierodonetsk

Russian forces have destroyed a bridge connecting the embattled city of Sievierodonetsk to its twin city of Lysychansk, cutting off a possible evacuation route for civilians, according to local officials.

Serhiy Gaidai, the governor of Luhansk province, said on Sunday that the Russian military has destroyed a bridge over the Siverskyi River that linked the two cities.

He added that Russian shelling in Lysychansk has killed one woman and destroyed four houses and a shopping centre.

According to the head of the Sievierodonetsk administration, approximately a third of the city remained under the control of Ukrainian forces and about two-thirds were in Russian hands.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Russia-Ukraine War: What Happened This Weekend (June 11-12)

As the weekend draws to a close in Kyiv and in Moscow, here are the key developments:

Ukrainian officials said 23 people were injured after a Russian rocket struck Chortkiv in the Ternopil region of western Ukraine. “There was no tactical or strategic sense in this strike, as in the vast majority of other Russian strikes,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Sunday. “This is terror, just terror.”

The family of a 48-year-old British man detained by Russian-backed rebels called for his release on Saturday after he was sentenced to death in a trial in the separatist-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic of Ukraine. Shaun Pinner, who has lived in Ukraine for four years, served in the division defending Mariupol before it fell to Russian forces. Another Briton and a man from Morocco were also sentenced to death in what Pinner’s family described as a “show trial.”

Russian forces are using more deadly, inaccurate ordinance as munitions run low, Ukrainian and U.K. officials said Saturday. With modern munitions in short supply, Russia has resorted to using old anti-ship missiles designed to take out aircraft carriers. However, the munitions are highly inaccurate and can cause extreme collateral damage.

A former British soldier was killed fighting in eastern Ukraine. Jordan Gatley, a former rifleman in the British army, was fighting on the front lines in Severodonetsk in Ukraine’s Donbas region. Both Ukrainian and Russian forces have suffered heavy casualties during intense fighting around Severodonetsk, a key city that Russia wants to capture.

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

YouTube Bans Russian Pranksters Who Duped Politicians Into Interviews

YouTube permanently banned the channel of two Russians, Vovan and Lexus, who are famous for pranking former President George W Bush and others. The former president was led to believe he was speaking to Ukraine’s President Vlodomyr Zelenski.

The pranksters said it was not their first YouTube ban and that they were not given a reason for the bans.

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

India: Jharkhand: Security Heightened in Ranchi as Two Die of Gunshot Wounds During ‘Remarks on Prophet’ Row Protest

The mob went on rampage during a protest against the remarks on Islam recently.

PTI | Ranchi | June 11, 2022:: Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi has been blanketed by heavy police cover as two persons succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained during Friday’s violent protests against controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad by suspended BJP spokespersons as Hindutva outfits called for a bandh on Saturday, June 11, 2022 against the violence.

Around 2,500 police personnel, including one IG rank and DIG rank officer each, six SP rank officers, 100 DSP rank officers besides two Rapid Action Force (RAF) battalions, have been deployed in sensitive areas of Ranchi city, IG (Operations) Amol V Homkar told PTI.

“Twelve policemen and 12 others have been injured in the violence. One policeman has sustained bullet injuries. The funeral of the two deceased will take place during the day. Internet services will remain suspended till the situation normalises.

“An FIR has been registered and some people have been detained. We are keeping a strict vigil on the situation,” he said.

Two critically injured people were brought to state-run Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) between 11.30 PM and midnight on Friday with bullet injuries and they died during the course of treatment, an official of the medical establishment said.

“One of the deceased had gunshot wounds on his head, while the other had received bullet injuries on his neck. Post-mortem reports stated that both died due to gunshot wounds. Both were residents of Ranchi,” he said, adding that eight others are in the ICU.

Internet has also been suspended in the district, they added…

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

India: Ranchi Violence: Mother of Rioter Killed During the Riots Says She is Proud of Her Son for Sacrificing His Life for Religion

Islamists took to the streets of various cities across the country and carried out violent protests against Nupur Sharma on 10th June 2022. In the violence that erupted during the protests in Ranchi, two stone-pelters were killed in the police firing to control the violent mob. A video of the mother of one of the deceased has now appeared on social media in which she has said that she is proud of her son who laid his life for the religion.

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

India: Blasphemy Row: Islamist Mob Vandalise Railway Station, Pelt Stones at Local Train in Nadia District in West Bengal

There is no end of violence in West Bengal over comments on Prophet Mohammed by former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. In the latest incident in series of violent protests that started on Thursday in Howrah, a railway station and a train was attacked by a mob in the state. On the evening of Sunday, June 12th, 2022, a Islamist mob attacked the Bethuadahari railway station in the Nadia district of West Bengal and damaged a local train at the station. The violence erupted as a part of the so-called protests against former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her allegedly derogatory remarks about Prophet Muhammad.

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

Pakistani High Court Upholds Death Sentence of Christian Brothers Charged With Blasphemy

On June 8, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan upheld the death sentence of two Christian brothers, Qaiser Ayub and Amoon Ayub, in a blasphemy case.

They were accused of posting blasphemous contents on the internet; in June 2011, the complainant, Muhammad Saeed, submitted an application at the police station in Talagang to register a case against the Ayub brothers.

Saeed told the police that while he was browsing the internet, he saw blasphemous content posted by Qaiser Ayub on June 9, 2011, and a case was registered against the Ayub brothers under sections 295A, 295B, and 295C.

In December 2018, a trial court found them guilty of posting blasphemous content on their blog. Judge Javed Iqbal Bosal sentenced them to death, with a 100,000 rupee (USD $719) fine.

The brothers have maintained their innocence, and say the allegations came after a fight had broken out between Qaiser Ayub’s Muslim friends over one of the friend’s sisters.

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

People of Nepal Came Out in Support of Nupur Sharma, Raised Slogans of Pakistan Murdabad

Thousands of Hindus in Nepal marched in support of Nupur Sharma by holding placards and raising ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Muhammad Murdabad’ slogans.

Sanjay Tiwari | HENB | New Delhi | June 12, 2022:: Reports came in that many Hindu people came out in different places of Nepal in support of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her remarks on Prophet Muhammad.

Thousands of Nepalese Hindus rallied in support of suspended BJP spokeswoman Nupur Sharma after she received death threats for her remarks about the life of Mohammad, according to the videos that have gone viral on the internet. People rallying with placards reading “We Support Nupur Sharma” and Jai Shri Ram slogans raised with Nepal flags have been captured on video.

Several videos of individuals waving banners in favour of Nupur Sharma with the Nepali flag have surfaced on Twitter and other social media platforms. Another video was also shared on YouTube, showing a large crowd gathering in support of Nupur. In the wake of large violent riots in numerous locations in India, the rally by the Nepali Hindus are an example of United Hindus.

Earlier Geert Wilders, a Dutch MP, also came out in support of Nupur Sharma. Wilders has regularly taken a hard-line stance against Islamists in the Netherlands. After voicing his support for Nupur Sharma, even Wilders has received many death threats…

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

Lancet: Lockdowns Aggravated the Already ‘Fragile Mental Health of Many Chinese’

The Lancet medical journal took a pause from its progressive pandering this week to criticize China’s harsh Coronavirus lockdowns, insisting that the measures have intensified China’s already serious mental health problems.

The June 11 essay, attributed to the journal’s editorial board, notes that China’s lockdowns over the past two years “have often been the most stringent and frequent” among the varying national responses to the pandemic.

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BAMF Data Highlights German Open Border Policy

German authorities are increasingly reaching their limits. The failure of the state also affects essential areas. The latest disclosure comes from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). It has drastically reduced the review procedures for “refugees”.

While the BAMF allowed more than around 169 000 asylum review cases last year, the number has plummeted this year. By April, only 17 000 cases could be completed.

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Federal Court Again Rules Against Biden on Immigration, Says Can’t Release Illegals Into U.S.

A federal judge in Texas has ruled against the Biden administration in a lawsuit brought by Texas and Louisiana over the administration releasing “criminal illegal aliens” into the U.S. instead of deporting them.

U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a 96-page opinion in favor of Texas and Louisiana vacating a memorandum issued by Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. The judge said Mayorkas’ policy was “arbitrary and capricious, contrary to law, and failing to observe procedure under the Administrative Procedure Act.” Tipton also denied all other requested relief brought by the administration.

The ruling comes after law enforcement officers involved in Texas’ Operation Lone Star have made a record number of arrests of violent offenders with cartel and gang connections.

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

Poland Accepts 4 Mln Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Sunday morning.

According to the SG, on Saturday, Border Guard officers carried out around 24,900 border checks on people entering Poland from Ukraine, and by 7:00 a.m. on Sunday the number of arrivals had reached around 6,800 people.

The Border Guard also said that on Saturday 28,000 people had left Poland for Ukraine.

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

Protesters Swamp Immigration Removal Centre in Anger Over Government Scheme to Send Migrants to Rwanda

Protesters descended upon an immigration detention centre yesterday to join detainees in opposing the Government’s plan to send migrants to Rwanda.

In the emotionally charged scenes at Brook House immigration removal centre near Gatwick airport in West Sussex, a crowd forcefully banged the building’s gates while chanting ‘No to Rwanda’.

The demonstrators were also seen carrying placards with messages including ‘It’s inhumane’ and ‘We stand with you’.

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

Slovenia’s New Green-Left Govt to Dismantle Border Fence

The government of Slovenia has stated that it intends to dismantle a border fence, created during the height of the migrant crisis along its border with Croatia, by the end of the year.

The Slovenian government under Prime Minister Robert Golob, a green-liberal politician who replaced pro-Trump populist Janez Jansa after elections in April, has vowed to dismantle the border fence along the Croatian border, which was initially put in place to stem the tide of migrants streaming across the Balkans in 2015 and 2016.

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The Happy Hotel: A Gift Shop Where Everything is Free, A Volleyball Court, Computer Suites and Three Chef-Prepared Meals a Day… Sue Reid Sees the Rwandan Lodgings Awaiting Deportees From the UK

The smiling, well-dressed staff at Rwanda’s Hope Hotel are waiting excitedly for their next — rather unusual — set of guests about to arrive from Britain.

This week, as long as the Government defeats various legal challenges, the visitors checking in at the smart reception desk will be migrants deported from the UK after illegally making their way across the Channel on dinghies.

‘We want to make them happy here,’ said 34-year-old Bakini Ismael, managing director of the 50-room establishment in Rwanda’s capital city Kigali yesterday. ‘We will welcome them as though they are paying guests on holiday in Africa.

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BC School District Bans Parents From “Youth Pride Dance” For K-12

Surrey School District has banned parents and guardians from a youth pride dance intended for K-12 aged children.

A flyer published by the City of Surrey promoting the “Youth Pride Dance” explicitly restricts parents from attending, citing so-called “privacy and safety” concerns for LGBTQ+ youth.

“For participant privacy and safety, parents or guardians are not permitted in the event,” the flier states.

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Conservatives Slam Fox News Over Transgender Child Segment: ‘Fox is Pro-Mutilation’

Conservatives are criticizing Fox News for airing a segment in honor of Pride month about a biological girl who started identifying as a boy at 5-years-old.

“I have appeared on Fox News many times. I appreciate the platform they’ve given me. If what I’m about to say ruins that relationship, so be it,” Daily Wire commentator Matt Walsh tweeted in response to the Fox video. “We have to call this evil lunacy out wherever we see it. Especially on our own side.”

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Drag ‘Demon Queen’ Performs for Toddlers, Makes Account Private After Matt Walsh Retweets Video

A disturbing video depicting a self-proclaimed “demon queen” putting on a bizarre performance for a group of toddlers was made private after it was retweeted by a conservative podcaster.

The original video showed a man who was covered in blue paint and clad in a demon outfit playing a flute on stage for a group of young children.

Twitter user “Maxi Glamour,” whose biography states he is a “Demon Queen of Polka and Baklava” who “div[es] deep in the realms of chaotic fantasy, absurdism & liberation,” removed the video from public view after Daily Wire podcaster and author Matt Walsh retweeted it with the comment, “Self-described drag ‘demon queen’ performs for a group of toddlers.”

“Someone might want to go ahead and grab this video before it’s deleted,” Walsh added.

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LA Pride Performer Offers ‘Lube’ To Children

In the latest shocking displays from “Pride Month” events, a drag queen offered lube to a crowd full of children attending the Pride Parade in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The drag queen, who was dressed in an eccentric costume consisting of rainbow feathers and a tight bodysuit, stood on top of a giant eggplant emoji and offered the sexual lubricant to the crowd, according to a video captured by Turning Point USA contributor Drew Hernandez.

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Montana Zoo Faces Backlash for Pride Month Drag Queen Story Hour

A zoo in Billings, Montana is committed to presenting a “Drag Queen Story Hour” on June 22 despite backlash, saying they’re going to “move forward with this harmless and fun reading event that is held throughout the country.”

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Quebec Teacher Says He’s Done Drag Queen Story Hours Since 2016

An elementary school teacher in Quebec who is taking part in a drag queen story hour this weekend says he has been doing similar events since 2016.

Thirty-seven year-old Sebastien Potvin, who goes by the drag name “Barbada de Barbades,” will be performing for two audiences at the Dorval Library near Montreal Saturday.

Potvin, who works as an elementary school music teacher on the south shore of Montreal, also performs at drag on television, at brunches and at gay cabaret bars.

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  1. Migration Agency gives tips to refugees who want to holiday in their home country

    Published 13 June 2022 at 10.04 in Fria Tider

    In a post on Facebook, the Swedish Migration Board gives tips to third world migrants who want to go on holiday to the country they fled from.

    “I want to travel home and visit my family this summer, can I do so if my residence permit has expired and I am waiting for a decision on renewal?”

    This is a common question that the Migration Agency is now answering in a Facebook post.

    The agency’s answer reads:

    “If you are planning to leave Sweden, you should ensure that you have a valid passport and residence permit card as you will need to present these documents when you travel back to Sweden. If you leave after your residence permit card has expired, you may have to wait for your decision outside Sweden.”

    At the same time, the Migration Agency warns immigrants that it is the border police who control entry to Sweden.

    “The Migration Agency cannot decide whether you are allowed to enter the country or not,” it writes.

    The post has received a large number of comments from other users on Facebook.

    “If you want to go back to your home country this summer on holiday, it should be safe to return and thus there is no justification for a residence permit,” writes one person, for example.

    Translated with http://www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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