Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/24/2021

Police raided illegal parties, raves, and church services in Barcelona, Montreal, Massachusetts, Belgium, and the UK. Meanwhile, lockdown protests in the Netherlands turned into riots at several locations.

In other news, academics at the University of York in England announced that the Three Wise Monkeys — “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” — are racist.

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Why Azerbaijan is Unfit to Rule over the Armenians of Artsakh

Below is David Boyajian’s latest report on the aftermath of the recent conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Artsakh.

Why Azerbaijan is Unfit to Rule Over the Armenians of Artsakh

by David Boyajian

Corrupt, sadistic, and run by a hereditary dictatorship, Azerbaijan is unfit to rule over others, least of all Armenian Christians.

Yet that iniquity could materialize due to the recent 44-day war by Azerbaijan, Turkey, and terrorist jihadis against the Artsakh Republic (Nagorno-Karabagh) and Armenia. The November 9, 2020 armistice could force democratic, Armenian-governed Artsakh (pop. 150,000) into Azerbaijan’s (pop. 10 million) despotic grip. Since the war began, though, mainstream media have rarely pointed out Azerbaijan’s depravity and long-standing abuse of Armenians.

In the 1920s, Stalin transferred the ancient Armenian provinces of Artsakh — 96% Armenian — and Nakhichevan to Turkey’s friend, Azerbaijan. The delusional tyrant mistakenly believed that this would lure Turkey into the USSR’s web. That injustice has brought Artsakh nothing but agony. Even before the transfer, Azerbaijan had been massacring Armenians in Artsakh and Baku.

Unlike 3,000-year-old Armenia, no country named Azerbaijan existed before 1918. Its inhabitants didn’t even call themselves Azeris until the 1930s.

Artsakh’s Long Nightmare

Artsakh was officially autonomous within Soviet Azerbaijan, but the latter held the real power. Artsakh’s Armenians were persecuted due to raw Azeri fanaticism, not the Soviet system.

  • Armenians sank from 96% to 76% of Artsakh’s population by 1988, the result of repression, deportations, economic warfare, and murder by Azerbaijan.
  • Then-KGB Major General Heydar Aliyev (Azeri dictator Ilham Aliyev’s father) acknowledged importing Azeris into Artsakh to replace Armenians that he’d exiled.
  • Azerbaijan maliciously closed many Armenian schools, orphanages, and libraries.
  • Armenian language inscriptions on ancient monuments were depicted as Azeri.
  • Museums were looted of artifacts that proved Artsakh to be an ancient Armenian province.
  • Even the name Artsakh was banned.
  • Large quantities of meat, dairy products, and wool were directed to Azerbaijan instead of to needy local Armenians.
  • Baku frequently imprisoned local Armenian leaders who protested, but gave Azeri gangs free rein.

Breaking Free

Artsakh voted to exit Azerbaijan in accordance with Soviet law in 1988 and international law in 1991 as the USSR dissolved. In response, Azerbaijan massacred Armenian civilians in Artsakh, Baku, Ganja, and Sumgait. The ensuing war ended in 1994 in victory for Artsakh’s Armenians. Armenians fled the rest of Azerbaijan, and Azeris fled Armenia.

Artsakh became self-governing, reformist, and widely respected. It maintained representative offices in Washington, D.C., Europe, and elsewhere. Azerbaijan proceeded to gorge on revenue from its gas and oil fields. Yet it still mirrored its Soviet self: repressive, corrupt, violent, and anti-Armenian. Artsakh became doubly determined to never again submit to Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan’s Post-Independence Horrors

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A Week of Cultural Enrichment in Europe

The incidents described in the news stories below did not necessarily occur during the past week, but the translations about them all landed in my inbox during that period.

First, from Germany, yet another travesty perpetrated by a (failed) “asylum seeker”. Hellequin GB, who translated the article, refers to the incident as “another sacrifice on the altar of Political Correctness in Germany”.

The story from Politically Incorrect:

SPD Lord Mayor Mädge downplays the act

Lüneburg: 19-year-old brutally murdered by “refugee”

by Manfred W. Black

19-year-old Jana D. was found stabbed to death in her car in Lüneburg four days ago. “The officials already have a suspect” (Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung). For days, media such as the HAZ, the Lüneburger Landeszeitung (LZ), the Hamburger Abendblatt and the NDR have hardly published any details about the perpetrator. Although the police and the media seem to know that the assailant is a rejected asylum seeker. Scandalous: The mayor of Lüneburg belittles the cruel act.

The father discovers the body of his own daughter

It said in the LZ that the alleged murder weapon was found near the crime scene, as the suspect is a “friend” of Jana D. Other media write that the murderer is the “friend” of the victim. The LZ reported that the 19-year-old’s father discovered the body of his own daughter in the early morning, around 3am. In a parking lot in the Lüneburg district of Schützenplatz — in a car used by the daughter. According to the police, the victim had “several injuries” that allegedly led to death. The father was looking for his daughter; previously he had waited in vain for her at home.

According to media reports, the evening before the crime, the victim worked in a Lüneburg restaurant that offers take-away sales.

First, the Bild newspaper puts the facts on the table

On January 20, the Bild-Zeitung did not provide any more detailed information about the knife. It only said: “The public prosecutor’s office did not want to provide further information on the (professional) background of the accused for reasons of privacy protection.”

On January 21, during the day , the Bild — as the only media outlet — published details on the perpetrator. The daily reported that last month Jana D. and her later murderer named “Fares A.” celebrated Christmas together. Bild even presented a — pixelated — photo in which the unequal couple is kissing.

It was also stated that the perpetrator, who apparently lives with his parents, is an asylum seeker whose application for asylum was rejected long before the offense, and who should have been deported long ago. The knife assailant was therefore — like millions of other “immigrants” whose asylum applications were officially denied — simply “tolerated” here. Certainly with all the usual social benefits around the clock. This widespread wrong decision by the responsible authorities has now cost this young woman her life.

Bild bows down — the PC-Mayor of Lüneburg trivializes the crime

In later versions of the Bild report, however, all information on the “refugee” status of the knifeman has been deleted. Apparently the editor in charge has been recalled. If at all possible, nothing should leak to the public about unpleasant facts about Angela Merkel’s “refugee” policy.

The Bild newspaper is apparently also supposed to bow to the mendacious Political Correctness (PC).

The Lord Mayor of Lüneburg, Ulrich Mädge (SPD), reacted scandalously to the terrible act. According to the Heilbronner Zeitung, he played down the knife murder with words that must sound like sheer mockery to the parents of the victim: “We all know that wherever people live together, the worst things can always happen, including in the neighborhood — but knowledge is one thing. When it actually happens, you can hardly believe it. “

How would the media have reported on a murdered Muslim woman?

If the victim had been a Muslim and the murderer “of German origin”, all newspapers in Germany would certainly have published all available social data on the victim and the killer. But when it comes to a violent criminal “refugee”, there is suddenly a booming silence in the forest of leaves when it comes to informing the population with at least an approximation of adequacy about the background of the respective crime.

Such comprehensive, manipulative reporting takes place every day in this country, although there is supposedly “freedom of the press” in Germany.

From Sweden, yet another murder by a culture-enricher who had had an earlier sentence reduced. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Samhällsnytt:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/23/2021

Hank Aaron, one of the all-time greats of Major League Baseball, has died at the age of 87, 18 days after he was vaccinated against COVID-19. Meanwhile, the legendary CNN host Larry King also died at the age of 87. There’s no word yet on whether Mr. King had been vaccinated against the Wuhan Coronavirus.

In other news, the French economy contracted by 4% in the fourth quarter of 2020, while the German economy contracted by 5% for the entire year.

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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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So Here There Be Dragons! (Part IV)

The essay below is the fifth in a series by our English correspondent Seneca III. Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

So Here There Be Dragons!

by Seneca III

Part IV — Lacunae

This part of the series is a short list, with commentary, of some factors contributing to the moral, cultural and political dilemmas we face today, i.e. those either not covered in the preceding parts in detail, not at all or at best only alluded to. A Summaries and an Afterword follow in Parts VA and VB.

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”
— William Pitt the Younger — Speech in the House of Commons (18 November, 1783).

“The tyrant’s plea, / excus’d his devilish deeds”
— John Milton — Paradise Lost, Book iv, line 393.

1. Language — its function and evolution

Language uniquely separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. It enables us to organise and cooperate in complicated ways, to clearly communicate ideas (even abstract ones), emotions, intentions, and much else. It is not a sessile but a motile, dynamic construct constantly being expanded by the introduction of neologisms and also contracted through words and definitions, ‘archaisms’, falling into disuse. Language allows and inspires us to jointly explore and mutually contemplate ourselves and the world and universe around us in a variety of ways practical, philosophical and metaphysical. In competent, successful speaking or writing, language and thought are contiguous, and the words chosen offer us an immediate presentation of some aspect of reality.

Yet, we simply don’t know how language originated. We do know that the ability to produce sound and simple vocal patterning (a hum versus a grunt, for example) appears to be in an ancient part of the brain that we share with all vertebrates, including fish, frogs, birds and other mammals. But that isn’t human language. It is suspected that some type of spoken language must have developed between 100,000 and 50,000 years ago, well before written language (about 5,000 years ago). Yet, among the traces of earlier periods of life on Earth, we never find any direct evidence or artefacts relating to the speech of our distant ancestors. Perhaps because of this absence of direct physical evidence, there has been no shortage of speculation about the origins of human speech. An understanding of how and why human languages developed is a rich field. Darwin was of the opinion that:

“Music, rhythms, frogs, birds, the nightly howling of canis simensis across the Ethiopian high plateau, the song of whales, communicate in ways limited to their immediate environment, establish but limited or for mating purposes, not that our ways in that circumstances are worthy or would stand well under scrutiny.”

2. The use and abuse of tone poetry and figurative language

Languages come in many variants and from different roots yet most are composed of nouns, verbs adjectives, etc. expressed through vowels and consonants. One exception is the ‘click languages’ of Africa, a group of languages in which clicks function as normal consonants. The sole example of a language using clicks outside of Africa is that of ‘Damin’, a ritual vocabulary of the Lardil tribe of northern Queensland, Australia.

In written language punctuation primarily serves to create sense, clarity and stress in sentences, to indicate pauses in the flow and to emphasise or explain certain ideas or thoughts through words, facts and phrases that are presented in the text, thus structuring and organising the written word. If punctuation is missing, as in the [paragraph] below, and as it is in many legal documents, or in what passes for modern journalism, then the use of emphasis, obfuscation, opinions, conflation, relevance and disambiguation can lead to different or preferential interpretations thus, permitting a situation where to precisely define what is true and what is not is difficult or near impossible.

[In written language punctuation primarily serves to create sense clarity and stress in sentences to indicate pauses in the flow and to emphasise or explain certain ideas or thoughts through words facts and phrases that are presented in the text thus structuring and organising the written word If punctuation is missing as in the paragraph below and as it is in many legal documents or in what passes for modern journalism then the use of emphasis obfuscation opinions conflation relevance and disambiguation can lead to different or preferential interpretations thus permitting a situation where to precisely define what is true and what is not is difficult or near impossible.]

However, oratory and rhetoric, which are essentially verbal streams of consciousness used to educate, motivate, deceive or misinform are slightly different, whereby emphasis or the lack of it, pauses, tautologies, gesticulations and responses to audience responses can and often do project and affirm falsehoods favouring the position supported or being proposed by the orator. Skilful lawyers can and do utilise such techniques during the course of a trial and when making closing statements to juries; politicians, particularly on the hustings when trying to con the electorate, do the same, which is why so many of them manage to slither into Parliament in the first place. Media audio-visual presenters do this as well, and they are pretty good at it. Instead of actually addressing the argument itself they focus on a rhetorical flourish that you may consider overly dramatic, inappropriate or irrelevant then, if you question this, they imply that your emotional response invalidates your case. That is tone poetry.

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We Could Do Nothing, Being Sold

From time to time Saturday is Poetry Day here at Gates of Vienna, and today seems an appropriate occasion — given that it’s the first Saturday since the Investiture of the Puppet — to repost an old favorite by Edwin Muir. I’ve posted it at least twice in the past, but it’s worth revisiting.

I don’t know why people are complaining about the legitimacy of last November’s election. I mean, we got the best election money can buy* — what’s not to like?

As a matter of interest, I memorized this poem for my O-Level examinations when I attended the High School in Harrogate. Except for the odd preposition here and there, the text in my head seems to be intact some fifty-three years later:

The Castle
by Edwin Muir

All through that summer at ease we lay,
And daily from the turret wall
We watched the mowers in the hay
And the enemy half a mile away —
They seemed no threat to us at all.

For what, we thought, had we to fear
With our arms and provender, load on load,
Our towering battlements, tier on tier,
And friendly allies drawing near
On every leafy summer road?

Our gates were strong, our walls were thick,
So smooth and high, no man could win
A foothold there, no clever trick
Could take us, have us dead or quick.
Only a bird could have got in.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/22/2021

Police in London raided a school where an illegal wedding attended by 400 guests was taking place. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that it was too early to say whether the COVID lockdown would be over by spring.

In other news, in the space of five days the bomb squad in Englewood, Colorado recovered two devices, one of which was an active pipe bomb at a high school.

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Thanks to Caroline Glick, Dean, JD, LP, Reader from Chicago, 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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An Italian Mujahid Returns Home to Jail

The following news story concerns an Italian convert to Islam who journeyed to Syria to fight in the jihad. He has now been arrested and brought home to serve his sentence in Italy. One presumes he finds the accommodations in Pescara to be far more congenial than those in a Syrian prison.

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

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The Sick Lifestyle of a Culture-Enricher in Hjällbo

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

Social media figure acquitted of murder— beaten in suburb: “Once again, we see you here”

[Photo caption: Abbe “Blattelito” Alsaadi confirms beating in an Instagram post.]

Gothenburg: The social media figure Abbe “Blattelito” Alsaadi was beaten up in the Gothenburg suburb of Hjällbo. A video that shows the beating is being disseminated on social media, and is dedicated to Alsaadi’s ex-girlfriend, Annie Andersson, whom Alsaadi was acquitted of murdering. Alsaadi was instead sentenced to a short prison term for violation of a woman’s freedom, and assault, and after his acquittal, promised to continue his “sick lifestyle”.

The social media figure Abbe “Blattelito” Alsaadi was sentenced in April 2019 to 18 years in prison for murdering his ex-girlfriend by drugging her and laying her in a bathtub. The motive, according to the prosecutor, was that Alsaadi wanted to protect his reputation as a social media figure.

But the appeals court overturned the judgment and sentenced him instead to 3½ years in prison for, among other things, aggregated violation of a woman’s freedom and assault.

In November of 2020, Expressen reported that Alsaadi was released on parole. “I will continue with my sick lifestyle every day and lay it all out to hurt your eyes. I am not afraid of anyone; you are all little cockroaches!” wrote Alsaadi in a Facebook post in connection with his release.

Now Alsaadi has been beaten in the Gothenburg suburb of Hjällbo. In a video disseminated on social media, one sees a man chased by a group of men from a parking lot. The man falls and is beaten in the snow. “Once again, we see you here,” a person says in the clip while others shout the name of the location, Hjällbo.

According to the video, which is dedicated to the deceased ex-girlfriend, Annie Andersson, it is Alsaadi who is being beaten. That is also confirmed by Alsaadi in an Instagram post.

In the post, Alsaadi claims that he has been showered with love, and that people are worried about him. He denies rumors that he was “pissed off”, but since then says that the video is genuine.

After a long harangue, in which he dares to go wherever he wants, says that he is protected by a large group of “guys”, and that “nobody dares open his mouth” against him personally, Alsaadi says that he was beaten. According to him, he was attacked by “more than 15 persons”.

Cracking Down on the Deplorables of Ham Radio

Three days before the Great American Dystopia was officially invested, amateur (“ham”) radio operators were sent a stern warning by the Federal Communications Commission not to take part in any “criminal” actions that might be carried out by supporters of Donald Trump, who were presumably angry about the results of last November’s election:

The fellow who made the video seems puzzled by the FCC’s message, and wonders why they chose to send it out on a Sunday without any preliminary discussion. But it makes complete sense to me, given the extraordinary efforts made by Big Tech during the run-up to the Investiture to stifle any messages that might pass between groups of Deplorables with “misinformation” about the election of Joe Biden.

Stopping subversive communications is the number one priority of the Federal Government and its syndicalist associates, all of whom have our best interests at heart. It’s not enough to suppress Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and other online platforms. Every form of communication must be cleansed of extremists and white supremacists.

It was only a matter of time before they got around to ham radio operators, who, after all, have licenses that can be pulled by FedGov if necessary.

What’s next? Semaphore? Smoke signals?

Does the use of carrier pigeons require an FCC license?

Hat tip: Green Infidel.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/21/2021

Starting next week, English authorities will impose fines of £800 for residences that hold house parties. Meanwhile, an infectious disease expert in London said that the COVID lockdowns are not working.

In other news, an Italian study concluded that the mass importation of asylum seekers might alleviate the country’s rural population decline.

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

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

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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Jumping the Fence Into Melilla, Yet Again

Yet another batch of illegal migrants attempted to get across the fence into Melilla, the Spanish enclave on the coast of North Africa.

Those who get through gain comfortable accommodations, food, clothing, and spending money. Under law, their applications for asylum must be considered, and will be formally processed by the authorities. Those who are denied asylum will in all likelihood never be deported, and will have the run of the EU.

There’s no downside to this for the culture-enrichers, except for the possibility of falling off the wall and breaking their necks when they attempt to enter Melilla.

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

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Culture-Enriching Cruelty to Animals in Austria

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Politically Incorrect:

Unprecedented Cruelty to Animals by “Refugees”

Syrian ties up sheep and uses it as a toboggan

by the Analyst

Several cases of animal cruelty were recently heard before the district court in the Austrian city of Linz, which can hardly be surpassed in terms of sadism and brutality.

Two 24-year-old “refugees” were in the dock, one from Syria and the other from Iraq. In June of this year, the Syrian in Grammastätten (Upper Austria) made had fun by immobilizing the legs of a sheep with cable ties, then sitting down on the defenseless animal lying on the ground and running down a steep slope as if on a toboggan. And on he went …

The Syrian then sicced his Staffordshire Terrier onto another sheep, which he had previously also tied up with cable ties and thus rendered unable to escape. The sheep was helplessly exposed to the dog’s bites. And because that wasn’t enough, he finally tied up the dog, hit and kicked the defenseless animal for the fun of it.

Deeds posted on Instagram

The Iraqi filmed the deeds, about which the public prosecutor said they were “looking for their own kind” and published the scenes on Instagram so that the whole world could see for themselves the heroic men, from the regions of the only true faith, with which Austria has been enriched.

Commensurately with their intelligence, the defendants justified their actions in court by stating that they “DID NOT DO IT ON PURPOSE”. Even the lawyer for the Syrian refused to accept this assertion. However, after the facts were admitted, the court refrained from further research into the background of these heinous acts.

The verdict: five months probation and a fine of 3€,600 for the Syrian; four months probation and a €1,200 fine for the Iraqi.

It remains to be seen whether the money can be collected.

Open questions

The matter is now legally closed. What remains are a few unanswered questions: How crazy do you have to be “knitted” in your head to commit such atrocities? Do people who are in the wrong place at the wrong time also have to expect to fall victim to the sadism of these “people seeking protection”?

And last, but not least: Shouldn’t one rather protect people and animals in Austria from the two by sending them as quickly as possible back to where they came from?