Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/17/2021

A gunman went on a shooting rampage on highways in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, shooting at other vehicles. Over the space of an hour, one person was killed, three were wounded by gunfire, and nine others were wounded by shrapnel and debris. The suspect is in custody, and authorities say the public no longer has any reason to be afraid.

In other news, an enormous bronze statue of George Floyd was erected in front of the city hall in Newark, New Jersey.

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Thanks to Dean, DV, Insubria, JW, LP, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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“She Must Die”

In the wake of the apparent honor killing of Saman Abbas, interviews were conducted with Muslim men in Italy about what they would do if a woman under their control were to try to become “Westernized”. The answer: She must be killed.

Gosh, I never would have expected that…

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Smallpox Blankets Arrive in Lampedusa

OK, so it’s not smallpox, but COVID-19. And instead of blankets, the people traffickers are using “refugees” from Bangladesh to infect Italy.

At least that’s the way it looks.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the Agrigento edition of Giornale di Sicilia:

Delta variant also in Sicily: Ten migrants arrived at Lampedusa infected

June 16, 2021

The first cases of the Delta variant in Sicily. A cross between the Indian and the English. Ten migrants are infected, arriving at Lampedusa but coming from Bangladesh following the Libyan route. So writes Fabio Geraci in Giornale di Sicilia on newsstands, all of them are asymptomatic and now in isolation in a quarantine ship along the coast of the island.

The cases were identified at the end of May and communicated to the Health Ministry at the Superior Institute of Health and to the region.

The sequencing, which made it possible to establish what type of variant they were infected with, was done by Dr. Fabio Tramuto of the regional reference laboratory of the Palermo Polyclinic, directed by Professor Francesco Vitale, but the investigation began thanks to the activity of the Diagnostic Department of ASP [Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale] of Palermo, led by Dr Teresa Barone, who performed the swabs in Lampedusa, sending those that were suspect to the capital.

The alert is growing, therefore, among the disembarkations that are increasing in these hours. Yesterday, 150 migrants staying at the hotspot of Lampedusa were boarded onto the quarantine ship, Azzurra, to be transported to Pozzallo to be transferred to reception centers in other regions, where they will be placed under anti-Covid health observation.

In the evening another 80 migrants left to Porto Empedoche on the Cossyra ferry line, and will be moved to Lazio. Also in the evening — at the disposal of the Prefect of Agrigento — 40 migrants were transferred by Coast Guard patrol boat, which will then take them to Molise. An effort is being made to lighten the hotspot where, prior to the arrival of the 150 debarked migrants from the quarantine boat, there were 1,382 guests.

Hat tip: Will Tyson, in the comments.

Two Years

Today is the second anniversary of the death of my wife Dymphna.

I still grieve deeply over her departure. I miss her sorely every day, but the level of suffering is considerably less than it was on the first anniversary. Grief becomes an accustomed condition, a familiar if unwelcome companion. From the horror of those early months I’ve moved into a state of contemplative melancholy, one that does not preclude interludes of enjoyment and even happiness.

The future Baron is here for the day, and in a little while we’ll be going down to lay fresh flowers on the grave. Posting may be light today, but there will at least be a news feed this evening.

Requiescat in pace, Dymphna.

UPDATE: After replying to two comments, I realized that I couldn’t possibly individually thank everyone who offered his or her condolences. So here’s my general thank-you to everyone: I appreciate your kind and thoughtful responses. And I know Dymphna left a lot of fans behind who miss her.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/16/2021

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas will appropriate an initial $250 million for construction of a border wall. Meanwhile, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he is sending law enforcement officers to Arizona and Texas to assist with border enforcement.

In other news, Nicholas Kraus, the Minneapolis driver who ran down pedestrians at a demonstration protesting the fatal police shooting of Winston Boogie Smith Jr., killing one of them, had previous DWI convictions.

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The BFYTW Bleg from WRSA

Western Rifle Shooters Association has been experiencing technical difficulties again. Over the last couple of days they’ve been intermittently offline.

Concerned American sent me a note today asking for my (and my readers’) help:

I’m tired of WRSA getting nuked. One path out of it is to generate a one-page, two-side handbill a la the attached.

I’d like suggestions from Gates of Vienna readers on the cleanest (i.e., no Blogger, WordPress, or their ilk, open source, basic not sophisticated, etc.) way to do it.

The images below provide an idea of what he’s thinking about. Readers are invited to offer their suggestions in the comments, or, if you prefer, send me an email at gatesofvienna {at} chromatism {dot} net.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/15/2021

Irate parents in Franklin County, Virginia (famous for being “the wettest county in the world”) mobbed a school board meeting to demand an end to the mask mandate in schools, and insist that critical race theory never be taught in classrooms. In contrast, education officials in Loudoun County seem to think critical race theory is just fine.

In other news, the number of illegal migrants that have crossed the English Channel to the UK so far this year has surpassed 5,000.

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

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

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Mohamed Beheads Mohamed

I don’t know how to assign a Mohammed Coefficient for this culture-enriching incident: In the Italian city of Turin, a Bangladeshi named Mohamed was beheaded by another Bangladeshi named Mohamed.

The news doesn’t get any weirder than this.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this brief article from La Stampa, which includes a police video that has no sound:

Beheaded at home in Torino, police arrest a man at the station: Knife also found

Mohamed Ibrahim, the 25-year-old Bangladeshi beheaded last night in Corso Francia in Turin, was killed for economic reasons. The victim reportedly spent the money — about €4,000 euros — that the killer, Mohamed Mostafa, 24, also from Bangladesh, had given him in exchange for a promise of marriage that was not kept. The perpetrator of the homicide was arrested at the Porta Nuova Station. The search of Mostafa led to the seizure of clothing and other items of evidence, including a large kitchen knife used as the murder weapon.

Silvia Sardone: “Belgium is Already a Lost Country”

A couple of days ago I posted a video from Silvia Sardone, an Italian MEP for the Lega, talking about the enormous mosque being built in Strasbourg with funding from the city government. In the following video Ms. Sardone visits the other “capital of Europe”, Brussels, to discuss the recent conviction of four members of the Flemish nationalist group Voorpost. The four men were given six-month prison sentences for displaying a banner with the words “Stop Islamization” above stylized figures clad in niqabs.

Many thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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The Cultural Enrichment of Bavaria

Hellequin GB has translated two vignettes from PolitikStube about Modern Multicultural Bavaria. The first one reports on a socialist politician who underwent a culture-enriching experience in Munich:

Colorful Munich: SPD [Socialist] member of the Bundestag feels “the Party Scene” up close (and personal)

The multicultural society imposed by politics is increasingly proving to be wishful thinking that is unrealistic, the effects of foreign and non-integrable cultures are so fatally noticeable that they can hardly be overlooked and the state’s complete failure is revealed. The self-sacrificing hospitality and tolerance towards certain cultural groups do not show the hoped-for effects and are more akin to throwing pearls at swine, and reactions to intolerance, power and violence are largely absent.

Something is going terribly wrong in this country. Some citizens have already woken up more or less rudely and recognize the unpleasant consequences of Multiculturalism, and that things are not going as smoothly as hoped. In the real world of Multiculturalism, sooner or later politicians will also gain experience and get a quick-witted impression of the party and event scene, like the SPD member of the Bundestag Florian Post.

The SPD member of the Bundestag Florian Post (40) criticized young party people who cause stress on Odeonsplatz and leave everything dirty. Post to Bild: “These are often young men with a migration background. But you can’t say that — but I don’t want to hide it!”

Around midnight, a young man threw a beer bottle on the pavement at the entrance to the courtyard garden. Post asked him what that was about. Reaction: The man hit him in the chest with full force, the BILD reporter learned.

More at Bild.de (they didn’t want me to see the full article)

The translator adds: “My answer to all of this is this video.”

The second article is from the town of Dingolfing (which my undermind keeps insisting on reading as “dingo-fling”, as in the coupling of dogs, which is perhaps not inappropriate):

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/14/2021

An alternative (sort of) conservative news channel called GB News has been launched in the UK. Immediately after it came online it gained more viewers than both the BBC and Sky News.

In other news, the New Zealand chapter of School Strike 4 Climate disbanded itself because of its inability to overcome its members’ inherent racism.

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

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Send in the Army!

It looks like Endgame is fast approaching for Modern Multicultural Sweden. Municipal leaders in the Gothenburg — the country’s second-largest city — are calling for the army to be sent in to control cultural enrichment in the city’s gang-ridden no-go zones.

The call for military intervention isn’t coming from the WAYCISTS of Sverigedemokraterna (the Sweden Democrats), but from representatives of Moderaterna (the Moderates), the nominally center-right party of former Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.

That’s how serious the situation is.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Nyheter Idag:

Moderaterna in Gothenburg: Send in the military against the gangs

After recent serious violence in the Gothenburg suburb of Hjällbo, Hampus Magnussen, the municipal counselor (M) in Gothenburg, is proposing that the military should be deployed against gang criminals in a motion voted through by Moderaterna (Moderates) in Western Sweden. In the autumn, the proposal will be considered at the Moderates party meeting.

“We have a police authority that is under enormous pressure and in many ways is at a disadvantage. So we think that the military can support them in many tasks where they have relevant training, such as setting up roadblocks and searching vehicles,” says Hampus Magnusson to Dagens Samhälle.

Presently, the Swedish military cannot be used on the grounds that “there is a risk that it could use force or violence against individuals,” according to the provision on defense forces support to civilian activity, something the Moderates in Western Sweden want to change.

“It is my absolute judgment that there must be a change in legislation. What is happening today in Sweden where individual policemen’s homes are being fired at, and there are explosions at police stations, is the domestic terrorism of our times,” says Magnussen to Dagens Samhälle.

Magnusson’s proposal is supported by the municipal board chairman in Gothenburg, Axel Josefson (M).

“This is a way that can help the absolutely acute police shortage we have in Sweden, where we want to go back to a system in which you can use emergency police who can support the police in special incidents, and it will naturally be under police leadership,” says Josefson to Expressen.

The Imaginary ICU Bed Crisis

One of the notable characteristics of the Coronamadness has been the confabulation of alarming statistics by the health authorities. If governments were unable to find sufficiently dire COVID statistics, they simply made them up. Or, more accurately, they provided incentives for functionaries farther down the food chain to fabricate the requisite data.

In the United States the federal government paid hospitals $13,000 for every patient under their care that died of the Wuhan Coronavirus. Well, son of a bitch! Can you believe it? Hospitals managed to find a heck of a lot of people who died of COVID-19. It was amazing how many motorcyclists involved in fatal accidents ended up dying of Corona.

Something similar was afoot in Germany. The German government needed alarming statistics about a lack of ICU beds in hospitals, so it dished out more money to hospitals with ICU bed shortages. Well, son of a bitch! It turned out that a lot of hospitals had a severe shortage of beds in their intensive care units. Who could have imagined it?

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this report from Bild, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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The Honor Killing of Saman Abbas

Earlier this month I posted about the presumed honor killing of a Pakistani girl in Italy by members of her extended family. The body of Saman Abbas has yet to be found, but her parents have decamped to Pakistan without her, and her little brother has told the authorities that she was killed for refusing an arranged marriage with a cousin.

Below is a video update on the case from Italian television. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

The following article from Il Giornale (also translated by Gary Fouse) reports on Saman’s cousin Ikram Ijaz, who is now in police custody:

Saman’s cousin knows everything and remains silent: “I will talk in the future…”

In jail, Ikram Ijaz is not responding to GIP [Giudice di Indagine Preliminare, Preliminary Investigations Judge]: “Nothing to do with the end of my cousin”

by Nino Materi
June 12, 2021

After so many hours spent with his two lawyers to “fine-tune the defense strategy”, here is the result: “I avail myself of the right not to respond.” Ikram Ijaz, 28, a cousin of Saman Abbas, yesterday passed the translated sentence to the interpreter who relayed it to GIP and to the prosecutor who are investigating the disappearance of the 18-year-old Pakistani, killed by a family conspiracy and made to disappear who knows where. For about six weeks her body has been searched for in the fields around the agriculture business “Le Valli” in Novellara (Reggio-Emilia) where the Abbas family lived and where the young girl was seen for the last time April 29.

Yesterday was supposed to be the day of truth; it was, instead, the day of silence. The 28-year-old is accused of premeditated homicide (with others) and hiding a cadaver together with the uncle, Danish Hasnain (suspected of strangling Saman), along with another cousin, Nomanulhaq Nomanulhaq, and the parents of the victim: the father, Shabbar Abbas, and the mother, Nazia Shaheen. All four are fugitives. (The parents have fled to Pakistan, the other two are in flight in Europe.) Ikram Ijaz, the only one of those charged who is in jail, is one of the three who was captured by a security telecamera on April 30 as they walked away from the Abbas farmhouse carrying a shovel, crowbar, bucket, and plastic bags. The prosecutorial hypothesis is that the three (Ijaz, the other cousin, and the uncle) were going to bury the remains of Saman. A reconstruction of which Ijaz yesterday laconically distanced himself saying that he “had nothing to do with Saman’s disappearance”. But then what was he doing in that film? Why did he then flee to France? Two key questions that Ijaz would have been able to answer, dispelling any doubt about his involvement in a crime hatched by the same parents of Saman to punish their daughter, who was “guilty” of not having accepted an “arranged marriage” and of not comporting herself as a “good Muslim”. Instead, Ijaz — arrested on May 29 in France and extradited to Italy last week — when face-to-face with investigators in the Reggio Emilia jail did not respond to questions while pointing out that he was “willing to cooperate”. His lawyers note: “He has shown the intention of making more in-depth statements to the prosecutor in the coming days.” Then why not begin doing so immediately? The dilatory technique is a classic of the defense to understand what the prosecution has in hand: stalling is considered by defendants as an almost obligatory strategy. Still, in this case, the evidentiary picture is quite defined, and to crystallize it completely, only the discovery of the body of Saman is missing. (But that is not a small detail.).But this sentence, terrible, spoken by one of those charged — “We have done a good job” — is there to demonstrate how difficult it will be to recover the remains of the girl. Up until now, cadaver dogs and georadar have not obtained the hoped-for result. It is not excluded that the cadaver could have been dismembered into several parts and hidden in various places.

Meanwhile, the lawyers of the only charged person in jail (the parents of Saman have fled to Pakistan, while the uncle and the other cousin of the victim are fugitives in another country) maintain that their client “does not understand Italian well,” and therefore, for this reason, the time of “cooperation” risks “becoming longer”. The feeling instead is that Ijaz knows a lot — if not everything — about the sad fate of Saman. But that he has decided, at least for now, to keep his mouth shut. Perhaps out of fear of revenge. Perhaps because he wants “guarantees”. Or perhaps, more simply, because he has no conscience.

Another article from Il Giornale (also translated by Gary Fouse) discusses the reluctance of Italian politicians to mention JIM:

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