Video Reports on the Knife Attack in Lübeck

As reported earlier today, an Iranian went on a rampage on a bus in the German city of Lübeck, stabbing a number of people and leaving behind a backpack full of fire accelerants.

Egri Nök sends this update, including a revised casualty figure:

Ten wounded, three of them severely

Bodo Z. (74) a retired carpenter from Lübeck and a passenger, tells Bild:

“I was going to Travemünde to play outdoor chess. A colleague and I were sitting on the back left, behind the articulation. The man had caught my attention because he was dressed much too warmly. He wore a shirt, a pullover, a jacket with a fur collar. Suddenly there was smoke in the front of the bus, and a commotion.

“Then the man ran towards the back and stabbed a man in a wheelchair. Then he attacked my chess friend, who was sitting in the aisle. He was stabbed in the shoulder. After that, everyone left the bus and there was screaming. I left the bus, too, and thought to myself, I have to do something, and grabbed a branch. I saw how, by the bus, two men were wrangling with the attacker. I smacked him over the head with the branch. After that, he was quiet.”

Below are three videos about the incident. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

1. A TV news report on what happened in Lübeck, translated by Ava Lon:

2. An eyewitness interview, translated by Egri Nök:

3. An interview with the bus driver, translated by Egri Nök:

Video transcript #1:

00:00   In Lübeck several people were wounded in an attack on a service bus. This was
00:05   confirmed by the police. A man allegedly pulled out a knife and indiscriminately
00:10   stabbed the passengers. The driver reportedly stopped the bus right away and opened the doors.
00:15   That way the passengers were able to flee. The police were largely deployed
00:20   around the place of the crime in the Kücknitz district, which was closed off. The suspect
00:25   was arrested. There’s nothing known about his motives for now. Special operations forces
00:30   are allegedly still investigating a backpack on the bus, looking for explosives.
 

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Iranian Goes Berserk With a Knife on a Lübeck Bus

The following report by Egri Nök was published earlier at Vlad Tepes in a slightly different form. Videos will be coming up shortly.

Germany: 9 Wounded in Stabbing Attack On Bus in Lübeck

by Egri Nök

An original translation from Bild:

Knife Attack on Lübeck Bus

Fist punch to the bus driver, then the perpetrator stabbed him!

  • Attacker (34) puts down a rucksack
  • Fire accelerant found
  • Nine wounded
  • Perpetrator a German citizen of Iranian background
  • He was a German Federal Army soldier
  • Chief prosecutor: “We have no clues indicating a political radicalization in any form”

By Jan-Henrik Dobers
July 20,2018

Nine people were wounded in a knife-attack in a crowded public service bus in Lübeck [state of Schleswig-Holstein] — one woman severely!

The Interior Minister of Schleswig-Holstein, Hans-Joachim Grote (CDU) told BILD: “The suspect is a 34-year old man — he is a German citizen of Iranian background. Six passengers were wounded with a knife. A total of nine people were wounded.”

No fatalities, according to the Chief Prosecutor.

The area around a bus stop in the district of Kücknitz was cordoned off. The deed took place on a bus headed for Travemünde (Line 30). The harbor festival Travemünder Woche (Travemünde Week) at Lübeck Bay begins there on Friday.

First a punch with a fist, then a knife

Interior Minister Grote describes the course of the attack to Bild: “At 1:47 PM the suspect stood in the middle of the articulated bus. The bus driver saw in the rearview mirror that the man was putting his backpack down.”[translator’s note: the backpack was smoking and people were screaming “there is a psycho!” according to Lübecker Nachrichten.]

At that, the driver stopped the bus and approached the perpetrator. Grote: “He confronted the man, upon which the man punched him in the face with his fist.”

After the wrangling that ensued, the knife-attack took place. “The man pulled out a knife and stabbed six passengers indiscriminately. In addition to the bus driver, two other people were wounded.”

Passengers overpower attacker

According to Chief Prosecutor Dr. Ulla Hingst, the other passengers intervened and were able to overpower the attacker. Hingst tells Bild: “Police then were able to arrest him.” He will be interrogated this Friday.

Chief Prosecutor: “We have no clues indicating a political radicalization in any form. The background for the deed is still unclear.”

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/19/2018

The European Commission has initiated legal action against Hungary due to the “Stop Soros” law. Officials in Brussels are referring the case to the European Court of Justice.

In other news, a ship carrying 40 migrants who were “rescued” in the Mediterranean has been refused permission to land in Italy, France, and Malta, and is now trying to dock in Tunisia.

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Syrian Attempts Rape, Gets Six Months. Then Violence and Mayhem — Five Months. And Still No Deportation.

Here’s yet another grim story of culture-enriching violence — sexual and otherwise — from Modern Multicultural Sweden.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from the Swedish dissident site Fria Tider:

The rapist smashed his cell: “Smoke now (cigarettes) — otherwise blood!”

A large group of officers were forced to storm the 23-year-old’s cell with shields after he broke the TV and the radio and threatened to kill the staff. The Syrian was released only six months later after being sentenced for attempted rape

July 12, 2018

The 23-year-old man from Syria was convicted recently for attempting to rape a woman at knifepoint after complaining about how she dressed. Just six months later he was released, and now the man has again been convicted of breaking up his cell, assaulting and threatening to kill (officers). Even this time, the 23-year-old will not be deported.

Fria Tider wrote in October about the sentence against the now 23-year-old Ashraf from Syria who back then tried to rape a woman in Skåne Lönsboda.

For a time the Syrian had harassed the woman and, among other things, said that he “rapes boys and children,” stated the victim. At the last moment she was rescued by a janitor, who was able to disarm the man who had managed to get into the woman’s apartment.

According to the janitor, the Arab had earlier complained about how the woman dressed.

In the district court, the 23-year-old was sentenced to a year and four months in prison for a long series of crimes — but escaped deportation. In April of this year he obtained conditional release.

Because of his misconduct during the release he was detained by police on June 5, and when he was detained in prison in Kristianstad he committed the new crimes he has now been convicted of.

On June 7 the cops were alerted that Ashraf’s cell was messy. When they opened the door, the 23-year-old threw a thermos straight at them. He then started throwing other objects at the staff and broke the TV and the radio in the cell.

“Come in here, I will kill everyone!” shouted the Syrian.

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Tim Burton on the Tommy Robinson Appeal

The British anti-sharia activist Tim Burton has appeared in this space a number of times in the past. He has been tried twice for “hate speech”, and was convicted the second time — for sending emails that offended Fiyaz “Fizzy Bollocks” Mughal, of Tell MAMA fame. He served six weeks in one of Her Majesty’s prisons. You’ll have to ask him how he survived his stretch in a prison with so many Muslims in it — I don’t know how he did it.

So Tim has been there, done that. He’s talked the talk AND walked the walk.

In the following interview with Vlad Tepes, Tim Burton discusses yesterday’s appeal by Tommy Robinson’s defense team against Tommy’s continued detention (Tim was present in the courtroom), and the larger social and political context of what is happening now in Britain:

Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/18/2018

In a London courtroom today, Tommy Robinson’s defense team presented their arguments against his continued detention. The three-judge panel was unable to reach a decision, and postponed the proceedings for further deliberation. The Lord Chief Justice, who led the panel, said that he hoped the matter would be settled by the end of the month.

In other news, the European Union has struck a deal with Macedonia to place border guards inside the country to prevent migrants from continuing further into Europe.

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Social Justice: An Analysis (Part 1)

Below is the first part of a four-part guest essay by Richard Cocks about Social Justice (and also, of course, Social Justice Warriors).

Social Justice: An Analysis

by Richard Cocks

Part 1

Cosmic justice: infantile and nihilistic

Social class, home environment, genetics and other factors all contribute to differences between individuals. People differ in looks, height, income, social status, morality, various kinds of intelligence and athleticism, musical ability, industriousness, discipline, and every other human characteristic. Differences in culture, history, and geography generate differences between groups. Being born into a culture that emphasizes hard work, education, conscientiousness, and thrift is a tremendous advantage.

“Social justice” advocates describe the resulting disparate achievements as “inequalities” with the suggestion that these represent some kind of injustice. Unequal achievement is treated as though it must be the result of discrimination, “privilege” or some other unfairness, while it is in fact the inevitable consequence of differences between individuals and groups. These differences will exist no matter how a society is organized, barring a race to the bottom where the laziest, least talented individual set the bar and every achievement that surpasses that pitiful measure gets confiscated and distributed — removing any incentive to do anything much at all.

Very young children and even some animals[1] have a sense of justice or fairness. In humans this starts out with an intuitive perception, later gets modified by reflection and culture, which in turn influences what gets perceived as just or unjust. Iain McGilchrist describes this as right hemisphere perception, left hemisphere mid-level processing, returning once more to the right hemisphere.[2]

An egocentric child, without prompting, can perceive that receiving a small ice cream while his brother gets a large one is unfair and unjust.[3] However, he is also likely to think that the fact that his older brother has fewer restrictions on what he can do than he does is unfair. Both cases generate resentment. However, only one is justified.

In the second case, being older and thus a little wiser, the older brother does not need as much supervision. He is more capable, self-sufficient and responsible, and therefore has more privileges. These privileges might seem unfair and unjust in some “cosmic” sense, but they are in fact perfectly reasonable.[4] His parents are not being unjust at all. It is merely that age and experience are on the side of the older brother. To harbor resentment at the parents is unreasonable, unfair and unjust. They are blameless. To resent the brother is also ridiculous. There will always be an older sibling as long as siblings exist. The protest is misguided.

Part of the maturation process is learning to distinguish between events that are due to favoritism, attempts to solicit elicit sexual favors, or some other inequity and occurrences that are the result of relevant differences between people. To feel resentful towards someone merely because he is better in some way, such as in looks, status, wealth, or popularity, is in some sense natural. It is also puerile and undeserved. It is a sin in the literal sense of missing the mark. Certainly the envied person is not at fault simply for being superior. The defect is in the heart of the malicious resentful one.

It is true that even a relatively happy, mature person will almost inevitably suffer occasionally from this kind of inappropriate resentment, but he recognizes that the fault lies in his own breast, not in the other person.

By failing to distinguish between deserved resentment and inappropriate hatred towards someone or some group simply for being superior in some way, “social justice” returns people to an infantile inability to differentiate between resentment based on actual unjust treatment, and resentment that is generated simply by the desire to have or be what someone else has or is.

If the universe itself can be considered unjust in some way, due to the unequal distribution of admirable characteristics, it is not the fault or responsibility of man and it is not in man’s power to fix. It is certainly not the fault of “society,” which the phrase “social justice” implies. Justice and fairness appropriately considered enter the picture only with regard to human institutions and rules.

To reject inequalities is to rebel against reality itself. All people bar two are superior to some and inferior to others in any conceivable characteristic. To reject that fact is to renounce the character of existing at all.

One response to existence and Being is to reject it; to decide that it is better never to have lived and then, having lived, to end it as soon as possible. Mass shooters act out the intention not just to end their own lives, but to kill as many as they can in a rejection of Life itself.[5] Social justice warriors are engaged in a similar kind of nihilism. Scapegoating and killing the “kulaks”[6] in the manner of Stalin has no logical end. Since differences of achievement are unavoidable, the logic of social justice is the complete destruction of the human race. By encouraging undeserved resentment against individuals and whole sectors of society, “social justice” activists ramp up intergroup hatreds that promote internecine conflict and, if unchecked, will lead to more horrible violence than simply one individual picking up a gun. Once the scapegoated group is murdered, differing levels of success within the persecuting group remain, and the process will continue.

To reward merit or productivity?

In thinking about economic success, Thomas Sowell recommends simply jettisoning the notion of merit. He argues that “the concept of merit brings an insult to misfortune and arrogance to achievement.”[7] It is impossible to separate how much achievement is the result of talent, for which a person can take no credit, and how much is the result of industriousness. On the face of it, hard work seems meritorious. However, even industriousness tends to be highly affected by familial and cultural influences; an unearned advantage. This means that it is not possible to assess merit. What can be rewarded — what is known how to reward — is productivity.

Rewarding productivity creates an incentive to be productive, and all tend to benefit. They benefit because rewarding productivity encourages using the latest technology and most effective methods, raising the quality of products while reducing their cost. Simply rewarding effort would not be optimal for that reason.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/17/2018

Spain has now overtaken Italy as the preferred destination of migrants crossing the Mediterranean. In its latest batch of rescues, the Spanish maritime rescue service picked up 328 migrants.

In other migration news, Austria refuses to take any more migrants, specifically those from the load of 450 that recently landed in Italy. Also, four pro-migration activists in France were arrested for helping migrants cross the border into the country.

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The Tears of a Deportee

I’d be interested to know how the migration board determined that this fellow was insincere in his conversion. But sincere or not, he’d better keep quiet about it when he finally gets back to Kabul.

By the way, this incident has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

Many thanks to Tania Groth for translating this article from Fria Tider:

35-year-old escaped deportation after crying on the plane

This past Saturday (14 July), a 35-year-old Afghan was to be deported to Kabul. But the deportation was halted after the man had panic attacks and started crying uncontrollably, Dagen reports.

The 35-year-old Hossein Muhammadin from Afghanistan was to be deported from Sweden for the second time.

But it did not go as planned.

According to his own words, Muhammadin had converted to Christianity, but the Swedish Migration Board rejected his asylum application because the authorities did not believe his conversion to be genuine, and that it was really just a ploy in order to stay in the country.

Muhammadin, who is said to be a member of the Lidköping Pentecostal Assembly, was to have been deported back to his home country in April.

However, the deportation was halted at the last minute. And so was the second deportation attempt that should have taken place on Saturday.

This happened after the 35-year-old became anxious and started crying.

The aircraft never left the tarmac.

“We think it was a panic attack that he experienced on the plane. He cried relentlessly and shouted so they had to carry him off,” said his friend Rolf Wernersson, also member of the Pentecostal Society.

Hossein Muhammadin is now once again in the custody of the Migration Board in Kållared, and the Lidköping Pentecostal Assembly are saying they will do everything possible to help him to stay permanently. According to the Christian newspaper, the congregation plans to use the “fragile state” of the 35-year-old Afghanistan as the “new circumstance” allowing him to get a residence permit.

Culture-Enriching Murder in Northern Norway

This wasn’t just another stabbing committed by a culture-enricher: the perp was an unaccompanied “refugee” “child” — one of the thousands of “children” with receding hairlines and five-o’clock shadow who have descended on Europe over the past three years.

Many thanks to Tania Groth for translating this report from the Swedish dissident site Fria Tider:

Unaccompanied refugee child stabbed Co-op employee to death

A so-called unaccompanied refugee child from Afghanistan was arrested for a brutal assassination in Vadsø in Norway last Saturday, Norwegian TV2 reports. The detainee has a temporary residence permit and came to Norway in 2015.

Shortly after 22:00 on Saturday night, Finnmark police received an alert about a stabbing at the Co-op Extra store in Vadsø in northeastern Norway.

At the site, the 18-year-old Håvard Pedersen was found stabbed to death.

Although there was a doctor at the scene his life could not be saved.

The victim worked in the store where he was found.

An alleged 17-year-old has now been arrested for the deed. According to police, he is an immigrant with a temporary residence permit. Unlike in Sweden, Norwegian media are quick to announce the suspected ethnic background.

The detainee must have come to Norway as an unaccompanied refugee “child” during the wave of asylum seekers that originated in Afghanistan in 2015.

The police have seized materials at the crime scene that prove the man arrested is behind the stabbing. However, the police authority does not want to confirm whether they have found the murder weapon.

The Afghan was apprehended after a police helicopter had seen him run from the Co-op store. However, he was not arrested until nearly four hours later, when he tried to flee further by jumping into the water from a bridge. A civilian in a boat helped the police take him into custody.

“The motive for the murder is not known, so now we need to find out why it happened,” the police said according to TV2.

The suspect was already known to police for having harassed people, according to the Norwegian newspaper.

Robert and Emmanuelle Ménard on Immigration, Part 2

The following video is a follow-up to the one we posted on Sunday. It’s a continuation of a TV panel discussion about immigration featuring Robert Ménard (the mayor of Béziers in southern France) and his wife Emmanuelle (a member of the Chamber of Deputies).

Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/16/2018

Only 845 cars were torched over the July 14 (Bastille Day) weekend in France. That number is lower than last year’s, but more people were arrested over the weekend than during the same time last year.

In other news, 57 migrants were rescued off the Greek island of Lesvos and safely brought to shore.

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The End Times of Albion: Tyranny and Ineptitude in High Places

The essay below by Seneca III is the latest in the “End Times of Albion” series. Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6A, Part 6B, Part 7A, and Part 7B.

Tyranny and Ineptitude in High Places

The End Times of Albion, Part 8

by Seneca III

May the Good Lord save us all

Preamble

At 1300 hrs BST on Saturday 14th July 2018 I sent this to GoV:

Baron,

It looks as if the Met may be setting up a confrontation between ‘Stand up to Racism’ and the ‘Welcome Trump’ marchers combined with the ‘Free Tommy Robinson’ rally. The last will already be established in Whitehall coming in from the North whilst the ‘Welcome Trumpers’ have been directed to join up with them via a roundabout route and also approach from the North; the ‘Stand up to Racism’ lot have been given free rein to approach however they wish from the South along Whitehall from their assembly point in Palace Yard.

Quote: Chief Superintendent Elaine Van-Orden said: “Our message is simple: if you wish to protest peacefully, that is your right and we want to work with you. If you commit criminal acts or breach the conditions of the event, you are liable to be arrested.”

I suspect the plan may be to let ‘Stand up to Racism’ kick off against the other two groups at the junction of Whitehall with Horse Guards and who will, naturally, defend themselves and thus give Plod the chance to wade into them and set them up as the fall guys.

I do hope not, but if that is the case I hope that at least some of the good guys read and digested Part 6B.

Seneca III

As it happened

It has long been understood in certain quarters that the collective IQ of the senior ranks in the Met is nothing to write home about. Apart from a significant percentile of them being career-box-ticking graduates of the Common Purpose Collective with degrees in politics, sociology, underwater basket-weaving, or with an affirmative-actioned Master of Philosophy degree in criminology from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, there aren’t too many creative free-range neurons bouncing around.

Essentially, impartial planning is not their forte, although they do pretty well at buggering about those people whom they have been conditioned to regard as ‘Deplorables’. Hence on Saturday out came the threatening flyers concerning Section 12 of the Public order Act 1986, together with the route to be taken by the Welcome Trump crowd when they joined up with the Free Tommy Robinson rally.

This is the Met’s original plan:


(Note the last line)

The planned route for the Welcome Trump march. It is not the shortest 0.8 blue dotted one but the longest grey one possible bringing them in from the North via St. Martin-in-the-Fields — the one and only route the Welcome Trump Rally could take to join up with the Free Tommy Robinson protest.

[N.B. I recall from years ago that there was once a requirement for a senior officer to take over command of the (traffic?) planning unit. This required some ability in mathematics. The guy who was eventually promoted was the only officer who, in those pre-calculator days, could handle simple arithmetic using a pencil and paper — he held the highest mathematics qualification of all the candidates at the required (high) rank…it was a GCE in Maths (Junior High School Diploma in the US) and he got the job. London traffic has never been the same since.]


The planned route for the ‘Stand up to Racism’ rabble

However, to add insult to injury, the delegation of authority to localised commanders contained in the last line in the flyer shown above is probably what was utilized when the Welcome Trump gathering were told that they were now forbidden to march as planned and authorised, but that they must make their way individually in groups no larger then two, displaying neither banners nor flags, or they would be arrested, prosecuted and heavily fined.

Yet, the Met had already promulgated that the Section 12 provisions DID NOT APPLY TO ‘STAND UP TO RACISM’ AND THEY WERE FREE TO PROCEED HOWEVER THEY WISHED, the inevitable result of this favoured status was to make it possible for these masked Antifa to attack the peaceful Free Tommy/Welcome Trump combined group sometime later in the proceedings…

…when at least a few of the Plod must have realised that the whole mess they had organised had gone pear-shaped, thanks to the incubus and succubus of Londonistan…

…Caliph Khan and the Epithet Redacted.

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Murderous Gang-Bangers Get a Slap on the Wrist While Sweden Descends into Chaos

The following report by the Swedish newspaper Expressen discusses the violent lawlessness of immigrant gangs in Sweden. Needless to say, the report doesn’t mention migrants or ethnicity, but every Swede who watches this video knows exactly what the descriptions of “organized crime” refer to.

Many thanks to Tania Groth for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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