Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/28/2022

Hundreds of illegal migrants landed on the Italian island of Lampedusa over the weekend. Meanwhile, an illegal immigrant from Morocco was arrested for robbing a blind woman in France.

In other news, in order to encourage the use of electric vehicles, a bank in Australia has stopped approving loans for the purchase of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars.

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Financial Crisis
» France to Dump Extra €1.5 Billion Into Green Agenda Despite Cost of Living Crisis
» German Consumer Confidence Hits Record Low as Energy Bill Fears Soar
 
USA
» Breaking: Beto O’Rourke Pauses Gubernatorial Campaign After Contracting Bacterial Infection
» Breaking: NYPD Officer Fired for MAGA Ties Files Federal Lawsuit Against Department
» Breaking: Rumble Skyrockets to Top of the App Charts After Big Tech Censorship Revelations
» California Bill Aims to Restrict Rap Lyrics Being Used as Evidence in Criminal Proceedings
» DC ‘No Shots, No School’ Vaccine Mandate Enforcement Pushed Back to 2023
» Explosion Rocks Downtown Portland Food Cart Pod, Shattering Windows
» Jonathan Welch Used Hot Spatula on Ex, Set Her Genitals on Fire — Detective Says
» Kathy Hochul Admits School Closures Were a ‘Mistake’
» Man Attacks and Steals Money From Wheelchair-Bound Elderly Man on NYC Bus
» Man Fatally Stabbed at BART Station Plaza in SF
» Marjorie Taylor Greene Swatted for a Third Time in Less Than a Week
» New York Stores Begin Enforcing Ban on Sale of Whipped Cream Canisters to Those Under 21
» Police Search for Suspect of Multiple Deadly Shootings in Detroit Sunday
» Police: Woman Fatally Shot After Stabbing Sacramento Officer
» San Francisco Shop Owners Threaten to Stop Paying Taxes Unless City Tackles Crime, Homelessness
» Supreme Court Sees Lowest Favorability Ratings in 30 Years of NBC Polling
» Watch: Aaron Rodgers Tells Joe Rogan That the NFL Threatened Players to Force Them to Take COVID Vax
 
Canada
» “Enough is Enough”: Students Protest Western’s Vaccine Mandate
» Scotiabank Client Booted From Bank After Complaining About Rainbow-Themed App
» TUPOC in the Spotlight: Antifa Rallies Amidst Eviction Threats
 
Europe and the EU
» “This is Beyond Imagination”: Polish Homeowners Line Up for Days to Buy Coal Ahead of Winter
» Europe’s Twilight: Christianity Declines, Islam Rises
» Pics: Latvia Demolishes Controversial Soviet Communist-Era War Memorial in Capital
» Poland: United Right Would Win August Election Says Survey
» Spanish Populists Fight Govt Energy Rationing Decree in Constitutional Court
» Sweden Matches Record Yearly Fatal Shootings Weeks Before National Election
» Swedish Gun Violence: Mother and Small Child Shot at Playground
» UK “Passed Debt and Death Sentence on Millions” By Increasing Energy Price Cap by 80%
» Weak UK Judges Let 40 Per Cent of Repeat Knife Crime Offenders Avoid Jail
 
Russia
» Ukraine War: Cities Near Europe’s Biggest Nuke Plant Shelled
 
South Asia
» India: Hindu Girl Dies After Being Set Ablaze by Muslim Neighbour for Refusing His Advances in an Islamic Love Approach
 
Australia — Pacific
» NZ Health Group CEO Calls for an End to Vaccine Mandates for Health Workers
» Woke Aussie Bank in Electric Vehicle Push: Ends Loans for New Gas and Diesel Cars
 
Immigration
» Hundreds of Migrants Reach Italy Via Smugglers’ Boats Over the Weekend
» Illegal Alien Arrested for Robbing Blind Woman in Macron’s France
» MP Warns of ‘Significant Conflict’ Between Migrants and Citizens in Open Borders Ireland
» Orban Honors Geert Wilders: ‘in Recognition of Work to Curb Illegal Immigration’
» Poland Accepts Over 5.86 Mln Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started
» UK: Number of Migrants to Cross Channel So Far This Year Passes 25,000: RNLI is Seen Bringing Asylum Seekers Ashore After Another 915 Made Dangerous Dinghy Dash to Dover on Saturday
 
Culture Wars
» Libs of TikTok is Locked Out of Twitter for Alleged “Hateful Conduct”
» Nightclub Hosts Teen Drag Performance to Fund LGBT Agenda in Schools, Tickets Sell Out
» ‘Straight Pride’ March Outside Abortion Clinic Clashes With 200 Protesters
» UK: Police Remove Lesbians From Gay Pride Parade in Cardiff: Moment Cop Tells Gender-Critical Women to Leave LGBT March Because ‘Whatever You Are, You’Re Causing Confrontation’ With Trans Groups and Their Supporters
» We Were Right
 

France to Dump Extra €1.5 Billion Into Green Agenda Despite Cost of Living Crisis

The French prime minister has announced that the government is dedicating an extra €1.5 billion to the state’s green agenda despite the country’s ongoing cost of living crisis.

An extra €1.5 billion (~$1.5 billion) is being earmarked by the French government for the purpose of implementing its green agenda, the country’s Prime Minister announced on Saturday.

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

German Consumer Confidence Hits Record Low as Energy Bill Fears Soar

Germans are feeling more frugal than at any point in the last decade, according to a survey by GfK. It found that consumers are putting aside any spare cash in anticipation of much higher energy bills.

The energy crisis and high inflation have pushed German consumer sentiment to a record low, research firm GfK said Friday.

Gfk’s consumer barometer saw a surprising drop of 5.6 points in July to —36.5.

The barometer, from a survey of 2,000 German consumers, has not registered such a low figure since it was created in 1991.

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

Breaking: Beto O’Rourke Pauses Gubernatorial Campaign After Contracting Bacterial Infection

On Sunday, Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke announced that he would be pausing his campaign after being hospitalized with a bacterial infection.

O’Rourke tweeted on Sunday afternoon that he had been feeling “ill” on Friday, and went to Methodist Hospital in San Antonio where he was diagnosed with a bacterial infection.

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

Breaking: NYPD Officer Fired for MAGA Ties Files Federal Lawsuit Against Department

A 14-year veteran of the New York City Police Department has filed a federal lawsuit against his former employer and the city after he was allegedly fired for having close ties to Roger Stone “and others who support Trump’s America and the ‘political’ paradigm of ‘Making America Great Again.’“

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

Breaking: Rumble Skyrockets to Top of the App Charts After Big Tech Censorship Revelations

As big tech continues to censor content it deems unacceptable, people have sought out alternative platforms where free speech is better protected.

Among them is Rumble, which skyrocketed to the top of the app charts Saturday, ahead of Instagram and its main competitor, YouTube.

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

California Bill Aims to Restrict Rap Lyrics Being Used as Evidence in Criminal Proceedings

California’s state Senate passed legislation that would limit prosecutors from using rap lyrics as evidence during criminal proceedings. The practice, which is common but controversial as it brushes up against First Amendment privileges, gained public attention after the arrest of rappers Young Thug and Gunna in the state of Georgia.

The purpose of the bill is to “ensure that the use of an accused person’s creative expression will not be used to introduce stereotypes or activate bias against the defendant, nor as character or propensity evidence.”

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

DC ‘No Shots, No School’ Vaccine Mandate Enforcement Pushed Back to 2023

Washington, DC is postponing its strict “no shots, no school” Covid vaccine policy for school children until 2023, pushing the requirement that students 12 and older get the Covid vaccination back from its original September 16 deadline.

DCist reports that Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn confirmed Covid vaccine enforcement will not begin until January 3, 2023 when kids return from winter break and said, “To reduce the number of students who could be excluded from school at any one time, and to align schools and LEAs [local education agencies] to one unified notification and exclusion timeline, we are implementing staggered enforcement.”

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

Explosion Rocks Downtown Portland Food Cart Pod, Shattering Windows

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An explosion at a Portland food cart pod shook at least a city block, shattering windows.

Portland Police and Portland Fire received multiple calls around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday reporting an explosion at the food cart pod near SW 5th Avenue and SW Harvey Milk Street.

Officials arrived and reported finding that an explosion had shattered a large number of windows in the block surrounding the pod.

Officers said they searched the area for anyone who may have been injured by the blast, but could not find anyone.

PPB’s Explosive Disposal Unit performed a sweep of the area for any other potential explosive devices.

The fire investigators report that “there is no indication at this time this incident was a device and it is being investigated as a fuel gas explosion consistent with something like propane.”

Portland Fire & Rescue is expected to release more information later in the day.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Jonathan Welch Used Hot Spatula on Ex, Set Her Genitals on Fire — Detective Says

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (FOX 2) — Jonathan Welch is facing the possibility of life in prison for a triple murder of his ex-girlfriend, step-dad, and mom in Harper Woods, returned to court on Monday for charges in a related case where he allegedly doused his ex with gasoline and lit her fire.

Welch appeared in court for a preliminary hearing on the original charges — that he tortured and assaulted Zlayiah Frazer in a violent and graphic attack on June 12, 2022.

On June 12, Welch was accused of a violent and graphic attack on his ex-girlfriend. According to the prosecutor’s office, he strangled Frazier, poured gasoline on her, threatened to assault her with a drill, burned her arms and legs with a metal spatula, before attempting to sexually assault her using a pole.

The first witness to testify was a detective who took Frazier’s statement after that night. According to the statement, which was written but not recorded, Welch was upset about Frazier possibly talking to someone else on her phone and he wanted to see her conversations. When she refused, he got angry and got an extension cord, metal spatula, and power drills.

The detective said all of this happened with their child in the next room. During the course of the attack, she kept tending to the child as it was crying.

Frazier told the detective that Welch wrapped the cord around her neck and would strangle her, then release, and then reapply pressure. She said he also heated up the spatula on the stove and then put it on her arm.

According to Frazier, Welch told her “if you don’t tell me, this is going to continue all night.”

But what happened with gasoline was extremely graphic.

Frazier told police that Welch poured gasoline between her legs and then set it on fire.

The attack, which lasted for about 4 hours, mercifully ended when Frazier ran to her neighbor’s house and was able to get her help.

Frazier was able to convince Welch to take the extension cord off of her so she could help their crying child. Once she got the child calmed down, she was able to run out the front door to the home of a neighbor’s house. Welch tried to pull Frazier from the porch but soon left.

The neighbors took the woman into their home, gave her a blanket to cover herself and called 911. Welch returned at that time and kicked in the neighbor’s door, but left before police arrived.

He was arrested later the same day. But he wasn’t in jail for long.

Prosecutors then say 36th District Court Magistrate Dawn White set Welch’s bond at $100,000 / 10 percent cash surety.

Less than a month later, Welch was able to post that 10% — $10,000 — and was out of jail on Friday, July 8. By the following Sunday Frazier was dead.

“They let him out of jail, he killed my sister, he killed my sister,” said her sister Breonna.

Prosecutors say Welch barricaded himself in his mom’s Harper Woods home — shot at police and set the house on fire. He is also accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Frazier, his step-dad Robert Bray Jr. and his mom Flossie Nicole Bray.

Welch is now charged with 19 counts including first-degree murder. This time he has no bond.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Kathy Hochul Admits School Closures Were a ‘Mistake’

Unelected New York Governor Kathy Hochul said Friday it was a “mistake” to shut down schools and implement remote learning during the Covid pandemic.

Hochul was speaking at SUNY Albany for Women’s Equality Day.

“When the decisions were made to have all the kids go home and learn remotely. Wow. Wow, what a mistake that was,” she said.

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

Man Attacks and Steals Money From Wheelchair-Bound Elderly Man on NYC Bus

A young crook assaulted an elderly, wheelchair-bound man on a NYC bus on August 13 and ran off with $250 of the man’s money.

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

Man Fatally Stabbed at BART Station Plaza in SF

A man was fatally stabbed above a San Francisco BART station and collapsed on a train platform Sunday afternoon, BART police said. The suspect fled the scene and had not been found.

BART’s surveillance cameras showed two men arguing on the street at the 24th Street BART Plaza, BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez said in a statement. The stabbing victim was then seen to walk down into the station, where he collapsed.

BART police said it was working with the San Francisco Police Department and other local law enforcement to find the suspect.

This fatal incident occurred two days after a man was shot on a BART train at Fruitvale Station in Oakland. The shooting suspect had not been caught.

The 24th Street BART station shut down after the stabbing, but BART announced Sunday evening that it had reopened.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Marjorie Taylor Greene Swatted for a Third Time in Less Than a Week

Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (MTG) was swatted for a third time in less than a week on Friday night.

She announced the incident on Twitter and linked to a scheduled interview with RSBN where she promised to show home security footage and 911 calls from the events.

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

New York Stores Begin Enforcing Ban on Sale of Whipped Cream Canisters to Those Under 21

ID checks for whipped cream are rolling out at stores in New York as more retailers begin to enforce a year-old state law banning the sale of whipped cream canisters to anyone under 21.

The law passed last year amid concern that teenagers are increasingly getting high by inhaling the nitrous oxide used as a propellant in the canisters, according to the Albany Times Union.

The first offense of selling whipped cream canisters to someone under 21 comes with a $250 fine, with fines of up to $500 for subsequent violations.

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

Police Search for Suspect of Multiple Deadly Shootings in Detroit Sunday

DETROIT, Mich. (FOX 2) — The Detroit Police Department is actively searching for the suspect of multiple deadly shootings in Detroit on Sunday.

FOX 2 saw law enforcement agencies at multiple scenes in the area of 7 Mile and Pennington, 7 Mile and Wyoming, and Livernois and Outer Dr. DPD has not said whether these scenes were correlated.

DPD has not said how many victims were shot.

Police believe the suspect is armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911 and to not approach him.

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Police: Woman Fatally Shot After Stabbing Sacramento Officer

SACRAMENTO — Police officers in Northern California fatally shot a woman shortly after she allegedly stabbed an officer in the arm, authorities said Sunday.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was shot Saturday night in Sacramento after she allegedly assaulted another woman who hailed a police patrol, the Sacramento Police Department said in a statement.

The woman who said she was assaulted gave officers a description of the attacker and after officers found a woman who matched the description, they told her to stop but she fled on foot, police said.

After officers caught up with her, one of them told her to stop and she charged the officer and pulled a knife, stabbing him in the upper arm, the department said.

She fell to the ground but continued brandishing the knife at the officers and “an officer-involved shooting then occurred,” it said.

Authorities did not say how many officers opened fire or how many shots were fired.

The woman died at the scene and the officer she stabbed was transported to a hospital where he is recovering after undergoing surgery, the department said.

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

San Francisco Shop Owners Threaten to Stop Paying Taxes Unless City Tackles Crime, Homelessness

Business owners in San Francisco’s Castro district have absolutely had it with the city’s inaction over burglaries, vandalism, and violent homeless people camping on the sidewalks in front of storefronts and residences.

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

Supreme Court Sees Lowest Favorability Ratings in 30 Years of NBC Polling

The Supreme Court’s favorability plummeted to new lows in a longtime NBC News poll, with record numbers of voters taking issue with the court shortly after it issued its repeal of Roe v. Wade, its most controversial opinion in decades.

A full 42% of respondents in NBC’s “United States Supreme Court Image” poll reported a “negative” impression of the Supreme Court. That’s the highest the survey has ever recorded during periodic queries since 1992.

Thirty-five percent of respondents, meanwhile, reported a favorable rating, the second-lowest on the poll’s record behind the 36% recorded in July of 1992.

Just 22% of respondents reported a neutral impression of the court.

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

Watch: Aaron Rodgers Tells Joe Rogan That the NFL Threatened Players to Force Them to Take COVID Vax

On Saturday’s episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, NFL Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that the NFL would send a “stooge” to teams and coerce players into getting the Covid vaccine.

Rodgers said that the league wanted to “virtue signal” to the world that they had “95 percent compliance” when it came to Covid vaccination and for anyone non-compliant, they “were gonna send a stooge to your team to show you graphs of your vaccination percentage of your team compared to the league.”

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

“Enough is Enough”: Students Protest Western’s Vaccine Mandate

Hundreds of students, faculty members and community supporters descended on Western University’s campus Saturday to urge the university to scrap its booster mandate.

The demonstration was organized this week after Western announced Monday that students, staff and campus visitors would have to have three doses of a Covid vaccine.

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

Scotiabank Client Booted From Bank After Complaining About Rainbow-Themed App

On last Friday’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, guest host David Menzies brought on guest Gary Duke from Grand Prairie, Alberta, who used to be a Scotiabank client… until that bank decided to, well, fire him.

Through an email discussion, Gary had asked his branch’s assistant manager if there was a way to get the bank’s rainbow-themed app off his phone. When he did respond, after a few days, the assistant manager booted Gary from his bank, he says.

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

TUPOC in the Spotlight: Antifa Rallies Amidst Eviction Threats

On Wednesday, August 25, 2022, a group known as “The United People of Canada’ — or by the acronym TUPOC — was set to be evicted by a bailiff at midnight, according to a source with links to the group.

The United People of Canada describes itself as “a diverse, intergenerational fraternal organization.” They attempt to “build strong families and communities, and [solidify] a prosperous future for all Canadians.”

Rebel News’ observations show that it is a freedom-oriented group that offers the opportunity for like-minded individuals to gather and spend time together. Some of the members participated in the Freedom Convoy back in February, peacefully protesting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s COVID-19 mandates.

The media has been focusing on the fact residents in Ottawa’s Lowertown community are allegedly scared of TUPOC.

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

“This is Beyond Imagination”: Polish Homeowners Line Up for Days to Buy Coal Ahead of Winter

Several weeks ago we reported that amid Europe’s mindblowing gas and electricity prices, Deutsche Bank predicted that a growing number of German households will be using firewood for heating, a forecast which appears to have become self-fulfilling as German google searches for firewood (“brennholz”) had since exploded off the charts.

But while Germans are still “searching” merely in the virtual realm, for countless Poles the search is all too real.

According to Reuters, with Poland still basking in the late summer heat, hundreds of cars and trucks have already lined up at the Lubelski Wegiel Bogdanka coal mine, as householders fearful of winter shortages wait for days and nights to stock up on heating fuel ahead of the coming cold winter in queues reminiscent of communist times.

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

Europe’s Twilight: Christianity Declines, Islam Rises

French writer André Malraux said it: “A civilization is everything that gathers around a religion”. And when one religion declines, another takes its place.

Sarcelles, Saint-Denis, Mulhouse, Nantes, Chambéry, Strasbourg, La Rochelle… The impressive images of stadiums full of Muslim faithful, who arrived from all over France for the feast of Eid Al Kabir, seventy days after the end of Ramadan. In Saint-Denis, the city where the kings of France rest; in Nantes, the city of the Dukes of Brittany; in Strasbourg, the city of the cathedral and seat of the European Parliament, in Mulhouse, in the heart of Alsace.

“In forty years, France has become the Western European nation where the population of Muslim origin is the most important,” wrote Vatican Radio. “It is not difficult to hypothesize that we are now close to Islam overtaking Catholicism.” What if the overtaking has already taken place?

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

Pics: Latvia Demolishes Controversial Soviet Communist-Era War Memorial in Capital

The Latvian government has gone ahead with the demolition of a Soviet-era war memorial in the capital city of Riga this week, the latest Soviet monument to be destroyed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The 260-foot high memorial was demolished on Friday afternoon and is just the latest Soviet-era monument to be destroyed after the Latvian parliament voted to scrap all Soviet monuments before mid-November of this year.

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

Poland: United Right Would Win August Election Says Survey

The governing United Right coalition would retain power if elections were held in August, according to a new opinion poll.

Compared to a poll run by CBOS in early July support for Law and Justice, the dominant party in the ruling coalition and its partners, fell by 3 percentage points (pps). Civic Coalition saw its support increase by 3 percentage points.

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

Spanish Populists Fight Govt Energy Rationing Decree in Constitutional Court

Spanish populist party VOX has vowed to challenge the newly passed energy decree in Spain’s constitutional court, claiming the decree violates the rights of Spaniards.

The intent of the party to launch an appeal against the energy decree was confirmed by VOX leader Santiago Abascal, after it was initially announced by the secretary-general of the party, Javier Ortega Smith, during an interview.

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

Sweden Matches Record Yearly Fatal Shootings Weeks Before National Election

Just weeks before next month’s national election, Sweden has already matched its yearly record of fatal shootings.

The fatal shooting of a man in Haninge on Thursday marked the 47th fatal shooting death in Sweden this year, matching the record number of fatal shootings set in 2020. The number of gun deaths increased by 75 per cent compared to last year.

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

Swedish Gun Violence: Mother and Small Child Shot at Playground

A woman and her young child were shot at a playground in the city of Eskilstuna on Friday evening amid a surge in Swedish gun violence this year.

The shooting took place in the Årby area of the city at around 7 p.m. on Friday evening and saw a woman, along with her small child, shot at the scene and taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to local police.

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

UK “Passed Debt and Death Sentence on Millions” By Increasing Energy Price Cap by 80%

The 80% rise in the U.K.’s cap for consumer electricity and natural gas bills this fall will drive millions of households into energy poverty this winter as the worsening cost-of-living crisis stokes fears of recession.

All the chatter today among British people is energy regulator Ofgem’s rise in the cap on power bills to a record £3,549 ($4,189) beginning Oct. 1 from £1,971 ($2,330) at present. That cap is expected to rise to £5,439 ($6,427) by January and £7,272 ($8,594) by spring — all due to skyrocketing wholesale NatGas and electricity prices caused by declining Russian energy supplies to Europe, made worse by Western sanctions that have backfired.

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

Weak UK Judges Let 40 Per Cent of Repeat Knife Crime Offenders Avoid Jail

Britain’s notoriously lax judicial system has reportedly seen nearly 40 per cent of repeat knife crime offenders spared from prison terms over the past year despite the government implementing a “two-strike” sentencing rule meant to deter them.

The proportion of repeat knife crime offenders being allowed to walk free by judges has reached the highest level since the government introduced legislation in 2015 which supposedly mandated that second offenders receive automatic prison terms.

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

Ukraine War: Cities Near Europe’s Biggest Nuke Plant Shelled

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian rocket and artillery strikes hit areas across the Dnieper River from Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Ukrainian officials said Sunday, as fears persisted that fighting in the vicinity could damage the plant and cause a radiation leak.

Russian forces took control of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant soon after the war began and hold adjacent territory along the left bank of the wide river. Ukraine controls the right bank, including the cities of Nikopol and Marhanets, each of them about 10 kilometres (six miles) from the plant.

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

India: Hindu Girl Dies After Being Set Ablaze by Muslim Neighbour for Refusing His Advances in an Islamic Love Approach

Culprit arrested. Hindu organisations demand that Shahrukh Hussain be hanged in Ankita murder case after a fast trial in court.

Sushila Mahato | HENB | Ranchi | Aug 25:: In a shocking incident, a one-sided Muslim lover committed a heinous crime out of unrequited love. In Dumka, Jharkhand, a boy named Shahrukh Hussain fell in love with a Hindu girl named Ankita Kumari. He coerced the girl into speaking. When she refused, he attempted to burn her alive by pouring petrol on her Tuesday. The incident occurred in the Jaruadih neighbourhood of the Nagar police station area. Ankita was sent to Hospital immediately for treatment.

The victim, Ankita Kumari, who was being treated at a hospital in Jharkhand after her neighbour named Shahrukh Hussain poured petrol on her and set fire to her five days ago, died on Sunday in hospital. Swarajya journalist Swati Goyal Sharma shared this information in a tweet. The girl’s father Sanjeev Singh informed Sharma that Ankita breathed her last at 2.30 am. She was admitted to Ranchi RIMS for treatment.

According to reports, Shahrukh Hussain is the victim girl’s next-door neighbour. He had been harassing the class 12 girl student for a few days. He was pressuring her to call and speak with him. Hussain also threatened to kill Ankita after she reprimanded him.

Police assure family members justice would be served

When Ankita was sleeping in her house on Tuesday morning, Shahrukh arrived with petrol. He poured petrol on the sleeping Ankita and lit a match due to which she was badly burned. Family members rushed the girl to the hospital where her treatment is being administered.

Following receiving information about the incident, Executive Magistrate Chandrajit Singh and SDPO Noor Mustafa visited the hospital and inquired. He reassured the family that justice would be served.

According to the police, the case is about one-sided love. Shahrukh attempted to kill Ankita by burning her. Legal action is being taken.

Finally Shahrukh was arrested

The incident sparked uproar throughout the Dumka district. Hindu organisations have called for protest marches and bandhs, and many are demanding that Shahrukh Hussain be hanged after a fast trial in court.

Finally, Dumka Police arrested the culprit Shahrukh and framed him in severe charges of murder and intimidation.

Islamic nuisances are increasing in India

Islamic nuisances are increasing in India day by day. Restless radicals are inspiring the Muslim mass and they are committing countless crimes in their society and against Hindu majority.

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

NZ Health Group CEO Calls for an End to Vaccine Mandates for Health Workers

The country’s largest home and community care provider is calling for an end to Covid vaccine mandates for health workers.

NZ Health Group estimates about 800 unvaccinated staff want to return to work.

CEO Josephine Gagan told Heather du Plessis-Allan the vaccine mandate has unfairly affected thousands of vulnerable Kiwis.

“A support worker will visit four or five individual people a day, so multiply that across the whole week. It’s a lot of people.’

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

Woke Aussie Bank in Electric Vehicle Push: Ends Loans for New Gas and Diesel Cars

An Australian bank has decided the future is electric and will stop approving personal loans for new petrol and diesel-powered cars from 2025 onwards.

Electric vehicles (EVs) comprised a tiny two per cent of vehicles sold in Australia last year. That is a drop in the ocean compared to 17 per cent in Europe and 13.3 per cent in China, and with high starting prices coming in at $47,000 and a lack of charging stations Down Under, potential buyers still look for any alternatives to those on offer from major EV manufacturers.

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

Hundreds of Migrants Reach Italy Via Smugglers’ Boats Over the Weekend

ROME — Italian authorities scrambled on Sunday to relieve overcrowding in shelters after scores of boats carrying a total of about 1,000 migrants reached Italy’s southern shores and two of its tiny islands over the weekend.

Nearly 50 boats arrived between Friday night and Saturday on Lampedusa island off Sicily, according to state radio and other Italian media. Other boats carrying migrants reached Pantelleria, another tiny island favored by vacationers.

Hundreds of migrants stepped ashore from the virtual flotilla of smugglers’ vessels on those islands. Several of the vessels launched by migrant smugglers held as few as eight passengers. But others had around 100 passengers aboard, many of them from Tunisia, according to the reports.

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

Illegal Alien Arrested for Robbing Blind Woman in Macron’s France

A homeless Moroccan living in France illegally was arrested this week in the city of Limoges after allegedly robbing a blind woman near a railway station.

The Moroccan migrant was arrested on Wednesday shortly after allegedly robbing the blind woman, who was sitting on a bench outside of a local railway station during the afternoon.

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

MP Warns of ‘Significant Conflict’ Between Migrants and Citizens in Open Borders Ireland

A parliamentarian in Ireland has warned of the possibility of “significant conflict” between migrants and Irish citizens.

“Significant conflict” between migrants and citizens in Ireland is now a future possibility, one MP in the country has warned.

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

Orban Honors Geert Wilders: ‘in Recognition of Work to Curb Illegal Immigration’

The well-known Dutch immigration critic and member of parliament Geert Wilders has been awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit by Hungarian President Orban.

Wilders is a member of the Partij voor de Vrijheid (PVV) in the Dutch Parliament and also its chairman. He received the award “in recognition of his consistent support for Hungary and his work to curb illegal immigration,” the Hungarian presidential office said. “In recognition of his publication activity in the international press, which has always strengthened Hungary’s reputation, and his writings on the history of the Hungarian minorities in the Carpathian Basin,” the official justification for the award reads.

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Poland Accepts Over 5.86 Mln Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, nearly 5.86 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 26,600 border checks on people entering Poland from Ukraine, and by 7:00 a.m. on Sunday the number of arrivals had reached around 7,100 people.

The Border Guard also said that nearly 4.03 million people had left Poland for Ukraine since the beginning of the war. On Saturday, around 36,600 people crossed the border from Poland to Ukraine.

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UK: Number of Migrants to Cross Channel So Far This Year Passes 25,000: RNLI is Seen Bringing Asylum Seekers Ashore After Another 915 Made Dangerous Dinghy Dash to Dover on Saturday

More than 25,000 migrants have crossed the English Channel to the UK so far this year, Government figures show.

Some 915 were detected on Saturday in 19 small boats, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said, taking the provisional total for the year to 25,146.

There have been 8,747 crossings detected in August so far, with 3,733 in the past week, analysis shows.

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Libs of TikTok is Locked Out of Twitter for Alleged “Hateful Conduct”

Libs of TikTok’s Twitter account has been suspended again for violating rules on “hateful conduct.” Before the suspension, the popular account had been reporting on hospitals that allegedly perform “gender reassignment” surgeries on minors.

Twitter did not specify the tweets that led to the suspension. According to The Babylon Bee’s Seth Dillon, who broke the news, the platform said the account had violated its rules on hateful conduct, which state: “You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”

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Nightclub Hosts Teen Drag Performance to Fund LGBT Agenda in Schools, Tickets Sell Out

A nightclub in Wisconsin hosted a drag performance from at least one teenager and boasted that tickets for the event sold out. Proceeds from the event went to a local organization that works to embed gender theory into our education system.

Five Nightclub in Madison, Wisconsin, hosted a drag show that featured at least one teen drag performance among its six drag queens. Some of the performers at the event use stage names such as “MettahDroid,” “Dee Dee Purr,” and “Nemo.”

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‘Straight Pride’ March Outside Abortion Clinic Clashes With 200 Protesters

A march celebrating “straight pride” outside of an abortion clinic in California devolved into violence as participants clashed with more than 200 pro-LGBTQ and pro-choice counter-protesters, according to a report.

The National Straight Pride Coalition, which organized the event, held for the fourth consecutive year in Modesto on Saturday, described its cause as backing heterosexuality, the “natural nuclear family,” Western civilization, Caucasians, Christianity and nationalism.

The handful of straight pride demonstrators was joined by members of the far-right group Proud Boys outside of a Planned Parenthood building ahead of the rally’s start — and were met by counter-protesters draped in rainbow flags and waving signs reading “Fascists not welcome here,” the Modesto Bee reported.

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UK: Police Remove Lesbians From Gay Pride Parade in Cardiff: Moment Cop Tells Gender-Critical Women to Leave LGBT March Because ‘Whatever You Are, You’Re Causing Confrontation’ With Trans Groups and Their Supporters

Police told a group of lesbians to leave a gay pride march in Cardiff after an officer was filmed telling the gender-critical women to step aside due to ‘confrontation’ with a transgender marchers and their supporters.

The activist group ‘Get The L Out UK’, which ‘stands against transgenderism’, shared footage from yesterday’s Cardiff Pride event.

In the clip, two rival marchers can be seen shouting at each other on St Mary Street during the LGBT march.

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We Were Right

We were right.

We were right about masks, we were right about lockdown.

We were right about all of it.

We were on the right side of history.

The people who advocated for lockdown are going to be historically comparable with those who said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

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  1. SWEDES ARE GUARANTEED TO BE STUPID

    Ethnic Swedes deserve nothing more than
    to disappear from the face of the earth,
    useless survivors that they are.

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    Three out of four Swedes believe in cultural enrichment

    Published 29 August 2022

    https://www.friatider.se/tre-av-fyra-svenskar-tror-pa-kulturberikning

    Attitudes to so-called diversity differ widely between political blocs, the Diversity Barometer survey shows. But a large proportion of Swedes believe cultural enrichment is happening.

    The proportion in favour of diversity for the left-wing bloc (C, S, V and MP) is 71%, while the figure among conservatives/liberals (SD, M, KD and L) is 28%.

    Liberal voters, along with those of the Green Party and the Left Party, are most positive about diversity.

    A closer look at the attitudes towards diversity in different voter groups shows that all MP voters are positive, followed by C and L, with 95 and 79 percent respectively.

    At the same time, 74% of Swedes claim to think that Sweden is “culturally enriched” by people with foreign backgrounds. This is a clear upward trend since 2016, when 59 percent thought immigration was good for Swedish culture.

    However, almost four in ten, 36%, think it is too easy to get Swedish citizenship compared to three in ten, 28%, who thought so in 2006. A majority, 61%, agree that only those who behave themselves, get a job and do not overuse the social security system should be allowed to become Swedish citizens.

    Of the 55% who think there are religions that conflict with so-called human rights, 99% point to Islam, but a growing proportion, now 35%, also find Christianity difficult to reconcile with human rights.

    The causes of crime in so-called excluded areas divide the political blocs. The idea that poverty and unemployment, i.e. “socio-economic factors”, are the cause of crime is supported by almost eight out of ten Swedes (79%). Voters from the L, C, MP, S and V parties are over-represented here.

    67%, believe that there are “learning problems” among some that cause crime to occur in exclusionary areas. Voters from SD, M and KD are over-represented here.
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    One way the plague is spread:

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