Cultural Enrichment in Italy

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating these two reports on recent incidents of cultural enrichment in Italy. The first article is from Il Giornale:

Terror on bus, Egyptian wounds 2 persons with knife

June 25, 2021

Attacker is an Egyptian, 31 years old, charged with aggravated injury of two persons who were on the bus

by Rosa Scognamiglio

Moments of high tension and great fear on a bus in Florence. A 31-year-old Egyptian man attacked two passengers with a blade, a 63-year-old woman and a 52-year-old man, wounding both seriously. The foreigner was captured by a police patrol as he attempted to flee through the city center. Now he will have to answer for aggravated injuries, resisting a public official, interrupting public service, and unjustified possession of offensive objects.

The fury of the Egyptian

The events occurred late on Thursday evening, June24, on a line 30 bus in Florence. According to what is learned from the website of La Nazione, the attack occurred right in the middle of the route to the height of via Pratese, near the historic center of the Tuscan capital. What unleashed the uncontrolled fury of the Egyptian was reportedly the request on the part of the driver to put on a mask, as is called for under the anti-contagion rules currently in force.

Infuriated by the reprimand, the foreigner first hurled verbal abuse at the driver of the bus, then, immediately afterward, against a 52-year-old Eritrean man and a 63-year-old Florentine woman who intervened in the discussion to calm emotions. In no time at all, the 31-year-old unleashed pandemonium.

Attack with blade

Blinded by anger, the Egyptian pulled the blade — plausibly a box cutter — from his pants pocket to lash out against the 52-year-old Eritrean who had monitored him for a mask. Not content after wounding him with the knife, he literally assaulted him with kicks and punches. At that point, a 63-year-old Florentine woman who was on board the vehicle attempted in vain to bring him to reason. The foreigner also struck her, causing a deep wound to her hand.

The other bus passengers, shocked by the attack, immediately alerted the police and medical services. The 31-year-old was arrested immediately after the events, as he attempted to flee. Stopped by officers, he was charged with aggravated injuries, resisting a public official, interruption of public service, and unjustified possession of offensive objects.

The two wounded persons, transported to a nearby hospital, sustained various wounds and injuries with a prognosis of seven days for one and ten for the other.

The second article is from Il Tempo. The incident has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%:

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Knife Jihad in Wurzburg

A Somali culture-enricher went on a stabbing rampage today in the German city of Wurzburg, killing three people and wounding a number of others. The victims seem to have been chosen at random. The alleged perpetrator was shot in the leg by police and is now in custody.

The motive for the attack is unknown. The assailant reportedly has a history of mental illness. There are some reports that while he was on the rampage he shouted “Allahu Akhbar”, which is Arabic for “I feel socially marginalized and am a victim of discrimination.”

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Deutsche Welle:

Attacker stabs passersby in Wurzburg

In the central Wurzburg a man attacked several passersby with a knife. The police speak of three dead and several injured. The alleged 24-year-old perpetrator is from Somalia. He was shot and wounded by police during the arrest.

In Wurzburg, a man attacked passersby, apparently randomly, and killed several people. As for the alleged perpetrator, he is, according to police information, a 24-year-old man from Somalia. He was living in Wurzburg, a spokesperson added.

The police confirmed three dead victims in a short press release on Twitter.

According to reports, the attacker was stopped by a shot in the leg. According to media reports, the attack was triggered by a fight between the alleged perpetrator and a woman. She is among the five injured, it is further reported.

Attacker was in psychiatric care

In the meantime, Bavarian’s Interior Minister, Joachim Hermann has arrived in the Lower Franconian city, which, with its 130,000 residents, lies between Munich and Frankfurt am Main. He confirmed reports, according to which the alleged perpetrator, who was arrested, had been in psychiatric care. The inner city of Wurzburg has been widely cordoned off.

Photo caption: Ambulances near scene of crime

“We have no indication of other perpetrators,” says a police spokesperson. At the same time, the police are calling for restraint in social media. On Twitter, they appealed to the population:

On social media, the first videos were seen shortly after the act, which apparently showed the incident in Wurzburg.

Minister-President Markus Söder spoke of an appalling and shocking news. “We grieve with the victims and their families,” the Bavarian government head wrote on Twitter.

Culture-Enriching Knife Jihad in La Chapelle-sur-Erdre

A “radicalized” “Frenchman” wielding a knife broke into a police station in La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, a suburb of the French city of Nantes, and stabbed a policewoman multiple times in her legs. After escaping the scene he was hunted down by gendarmes, and shot dead in an exchange of gunfire.

The late perpetrator was born in France, but bore the very African name of Ndiaga Dieye. During an earlier stretch in prison he was known to have become an Islamic zealot. And, like so many such “youths”, he suffered from mental illness.

Many thanks to HeHa for translating this video report, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Le Figaro about the attack by Ndiaga Dieye:

A municipal policewoman attacked with knife, her assailant neutralized

This 39-year-old man, known for his Islamism and severe schizophrenia, had been in prison for armed robbery. He was shot dead after the end of a three-hour manhunt in the suburb of Nantes.

by Jean Chichizola

[Photo caption: Gendarmes and members of GIGN hunt for the attacker of the municipal policewoman at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre]

On Friday an ex-detainee, mentally ill and radicalized, targeted a municipal policewoman and then gendarmes with extreme violence… The attack perpetrated at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, not far from Nantes, by Ndiaga Dieye, 39, poses more than the terrorist qualification or the rule of law, finally restored, again the problem of these loonies of God, a hybrid profile, between hate and psychiatry, here, from Villeurbanne to Romans-sur-Isere, bloodying the country for years. Yet the already heavy toll of the attack on Friday could have been more terrible.

It all began around ten in the morning in the offices of the municipal police of La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, a peaceful town of some 20,000 inhabitants situated a few kilometers from the capital of Ducs de Bretagne. A man attacked a policewoman with a knife in the legs and seriously injured her. Described as in a state of absolute emergency after the attack, the policewoman is expected to survive her wounds, according to Minister of Interior Gerald Darmanin, who came to the scene.

Manhunt

After stabbing the official, the assailant grabbed her service weapon and fled in a car before having an accident. The vehicle was found abandoned in the middle of the search. The individual then fled on foot. And a veritable manhunt was conducted with the mobilization of 180 departmental gendarmes, 60 mobile gendarmes, an emergency unit of GIGN from Nantes, three dog teams, and two helicopters. The extreme danger of an armed and determined assailant led to the securing of school facilities and the lockdown of schools and colleges in the town. Surrounding schools were secured, according to the Gendarmerie. A few hours later, the suspect was intercepted not far from the Gendarmerie post of La Chapelle-sur-Erdre. According to Gerald Darmanin, it is clear that he “wanted to attack gendarmes.”

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Socialism: An Utter Lack of Empathy

Our Bangkok correspondent H. Numan compares situation of ladyboys in Thailand with that of transgenders in socialist Western countries.

Socialism: an utter lack of empathy

by H. Numan

Let’s start with two quotes from famous socialist politicians. The first one is German: “Du bist nichts. Dein Volk ist alles!” The second one is American: “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country!” We can start quibbling about the exact meaning of ‘Volk’. In this context it is identical. Though the first one is more in your face, and the second — probably a translation — more emphatic. The first socialist politician was Hitler. The other, John F. Kennedy. The essence of both quotes is absolute and total state control. That is socialism; national or international makes no difference.

I come more and more to the conclusion that true socialism is nothing but envy and an utter lack of empathy. Hidden under a surplus of empathy. The more people pretend to care about others, the less they do. Throughout the ages the very worst homophobes were gay themselves. Socialism is all about acquiring power and nothing else.

In this article I’d like to have a look at the perceived socialist empathy for transgenders. I’ve written about it in the past, but this is a topic you can’t hear often enough about. What is a transgender? Usually a guy who wants to be a woman. The reverse happens far less often. Transgenderism is an exclusively socialist fad in the West. There are no conservative transgenders. You see them exclusively in progressive circles. Being gay is something you can’t choose. But transgenderism is an acquired taste.

In Thailand (and some other Asian countries) the situation is somewhat different. Yes, it’s an acquired taste here as well. One isn’t born a transgender; one becomes a transgender. The difference is in the acceptance. Thai culture is vastly different (based on Buddhism, not on Christianity) from the West. There is far less guilt attached to sex in Buddhism. Doesn’t mean to say Thais boink everything in sight; far from it. Culturally, Thais are far more prudish than Westerners. Holding hands is something only youngsters do. Kissing in public is frowned upon. Every year the police raid short-time hotels on Valentine’s day, to catch teenagers doing naughty things. Compared to the west, Thailand is more like the ’50-’60’s: it’s there, we all do it, but discreetly. We don’t talk about it.

I have absolutely no idea why, but you see transgenders in Thailand everywhere. Some stunningly beautiful. Others, many of them, less so. They are almost as accepted as gays are. With regards to acceptance, no country is more tolerant towards gays and transgenders (we call them kathoeys) than Thailand. Strangely enough the Thai government is extremely conservative on gay rights. You can’t marry; you can’t legally live together as registered partners. Nothing. One is not persecuted. Everybody accepts it, except for academia and the government. They can be pretty homophobic at times.

Transgenderism is so common in Thailand that schools with larger numbers of transgenders create special bathrooms for them. In some universities they can wear girls’ uniforms. All Thai students, from kindergarten up to and including universities wear a uniform.

At first glance a paradise for kathoeys or ladyboys. Thai ladyboys are the luckiest on the world! The truth is very different. Something you won’t hear about from the left.

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Jihad in Rambouillet: Yet Another Mentally Disturbed Attacker

As reported here last Friday, a “lone wolf” attacker stabbed a French policewoman to death at police headquarters in the town of Rambouillet. As is often the case, what might appear to an unsophisticated observer to be a jihad attack is in fact something entirely different: mental illness. An immigrant youth endures so much racial and religious discrimination that the stress pushes him over the edge, inducing him to commit an isolated act of violence, using religious sentiments as a pretext.

Below is a follow-up report on last week’s attack. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Paris Match:

Rambouillet attack: A radicalized assailant with “personality disorders”

April 25, 2021

[Photo caption: Attack committed at Rambouillet 22 April 2021]

The profile of the killer of the fatal attack committed Friday at Rambouillet is becoming clearer little by little.

The fatal attack Friday against an officer at the Rambouillet police headquarters, near Paris, was committed by a 36-year-old Tunisian, whose radicalization “seems hardly contestable” and who presents “certain personality troubles”, indicated the anti-terrorist prosecutor Sunday.

“Several elements substantiate the tracking of the path of this resident of Rambouillet, radicalized within a few months,” announced National Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor Jean-Francois Richard to the press.

A “rapid search” of the telephone of the attacker, Jamel Gorchene, revealed “that he had, immediately prior to proceeding to the act, consulted videos of religious chants glorifying martyrdom and jihad,” he stated.

The prosecutor also referred to his posts on Facebook going back to last fall which revealed “an adherence to an ideology legitimizing violence against those who have offended the Prophet.”

“A Koran” and “a prayer rug” seized

Thus, “On 24 October 2020, a few days after the murder of Samuel Paty (by an Islamist in the department of Yvelines), the perpetrator joined a campaign of support for the Prophet in the face of offenses allegedly committed against him,” stressed Mr. Ricard.

“A Koran” and “a prayer rug” were seized in his scooter and his basket. And, shortly before the incident, a video surveillance camera filmed the assailant heading to a “provisional prayer room”, without the images confirming that he directly entered it. He was seen re-entering the city center a little more than an hour later.

“If the radicalization of the attacker seems hardly contestable, the presence of certain personality disorders can also be observed,” Mr. Ricard revealed. In police custody, the Jamel Gorchene’s father evoked his son’s “rigorous practice of Islam” and “behavioral disorders” observed at home “at the beginning of the year”.

He had undergone two psychiatric consultations at the Rambouillet hospital in February. However, “his condition did not require either hospitalization or treatment,” Mr. Ricard reported.

Tunisia, whose collaboration is being solicited by France in this case, has “energetically” condemned the attack in a statement from its embassy. It denounces a “barbaric act occurring in the middle of the month of Ramadan, the holy month which invokes, rather, the values of tolerance and brotherhood between individuals.”

“We hadn’t detected signs of radicalization”

At 14:25 on Friday, Jamel Gorchene, “wearing headphones”, stabbed Stephanie M., a 49-year-old administrative officer who had no weapon or uniform, in the abdomen and throat, when she was in the security area of the police station. According to witnesses, the assailant cried “Allahu Akhbar”.

In response, a police brigadier fired two shots at the attacker, who refused “to drop the knife”, “a blade of 22 centimeters”. Falling to the floor, he threw the knife in the direction of the police officers, according to the prosecutor.

A fifth person, a cousin of Jamel Gorchene, was placed in custody Sunday. His father who lived with him, a couple who housed him (according to records), and another cousin have already been in custody since Friday and Saturday.

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Autobus-da-fé in a Paris Banlieue

On a bus in a suburb east of Paris, a man of unspecified ethnicity doused a woman with an accelerant and set her on fire. The perpetrator is assumed to be mentally deranged, and without any rational motive for his heinous act.

Note: the only witness to the event who is quoted in this story is named Ali.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Le Parisien:

“There were huge flames,”: A man tries to set a woman on fire at Noisy-le-Sec

On a bus, a woman was sprayed with a flammable liquid by a man who lit her on fire. A suspect has been arrested.

[Photo caption: Salengro-Auffret bus 145 stop at Noisy-le-Sec on March 7. The day before, a man tried to set a woman on fire here on a bus.]

March 7, 2021

A woman of 54 was seriously injured on a bus in Noisy-le-Sec (Seine-Saint-Denis) Saturday evening by a man who sprayed her with a flammable liquid before setting her on fire and fleeing.

Her partner, who was accompanying her, and the bus driver were also injured. A suspect, age 41, was arrested and placed in custody Sunday morning. An aggravated case of attempted voluntary homicide has been opened and assigned to the Judicial Police of Seine-Saint-Denis (SDPJ 93), states the Bobigny Prosecutor’s Office.

At about 19:15 a man, for unexplained reasons, sprayed a flammable liquid — probably gasoline — on a woman on bus 145, by the Salengro-Auffret stop at Noisy-le-Sec. The attacker then set his victim on fire before fleeing.

“Stop! Stop!”

Alerted by cries, Ali, 16, hurried to his window, on the third floor of an apartment building located in front of the bus stop. “There were huge flames in the bus. It smelled like burning. A man was shouting, Stop! Stop!”. It was very shocking,” the adolescent recounted Sunday.

The woman in her 50s, who lives at Villeparisis (Seine-et-Marne), was urgently transported to the hospital with burns on her scalp and neck. But her injuries are not life-threatening. “She should leave the hospital this Sunday,” the prosecutor stated. Her partner, who was accompanying her, was burned on his hands in trying to quickly extinguish the fire. This man and the bus driver were hampered by the gas from an extinguisher used to contain the fire.

This Sunday morning the 41-year-old man, known by police, was arrested and placed in custody. At this stage the investigators lean towards the theory of “an isolated act by an unbalanced person, inexplicable, with no connection to a settling of scores between gangs,” according to a police source.

On Facebook, the SUD Union of Security RATP disseminated a video taken just after the attack, where you see a man try to extinguish the flames with an extinguisher. These images, extensively shared, aroused emotion on social media. The PCF mayor of Noisy-le-Sec, Olivier Sarrabeyrouse, said he was “scandalized, moved and saddened by this drama.” “Every means will be mobilized to find the perpetrators of this odious attack,” the Prefecture of Police of Paris tweeted this Sunday morning.

“At Noisy-le-Sec last night, a man and a woman were attacked on a bus by individuals who set them on fire by spraying a flammable liquid on them. Every means will be mobilized to find the perpetrators of this odious attack. The investigation is in progress by SDPJ 93 (Judiciary Police).

Knife Jihad in Marseille

Last Friday a Muslim armed with a knife attempted an attack on a Jewish school and a kosher store in Marseille. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this report from F. DeSouche:

Marseille: Medjadi Jahid, already known to police, arrested armed with a knife attempting to enter a Jewish school and a kosher market. (Update: He has been interned)

According to our information, Jahid, 60, was not judged to be compatible with a custody measure and has automatically been hospitalized.

March 5, 2021

The National Prosecutor of Marseille, Dominique Laurens, tells us that the individual armed with a knife arrested this morning near a kosher bakery on Boulevard Barry (13the arrondissement) was “out of treatment”. So for the moment, the questions surrounding the actual intentions of this man, whose suspicious behavior had already been spotted yesterday in the neighborhood, remain unanswered. However, the investigators of Departmental Security are continuing their investigation.

Tweet from Parliamentary Assistant Antoine Baudino

The individual arrested in Marseille is reportedly Medjadi Jahid, and he was reportedly already known to police. Who else is surprised by this profile?

Tweet from Prefecture of Police Bouches du Rhone

A man armed with a knife was arrested this morning near a school in Marseille thanks to the cool actions of vigilant citizens as well as municipal and national police.

From La Provence:

The worst was perhaps avoided on the Boulevard Barry (Marseille 13th arrondissement) this morning at 8:00. A man of about 60 years of age was arrested with a knife in his hand near the Jewish Yavne School.

Pupils confined during the time of police intervention

Fortunately, there are no injuries. The pupils were all locked down during the intervention of the police. The prefect of police has given instructions to immediately reinforce security around locations of the Jewish community of Marseille with patrols (police and guards). In addition, a police patrol is in position in front of the Yavne School from this point forward.

France Bleu:

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Fjordman Interview, Part 7: “An Entire Civilization That Has Lost the Ability to Think”

This is the seventh and final excerpt from a January 11 interview with Fjordman. Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6.

Below is the final installment of the Document.no interview, recorded on January 7 and published on January 11. It was translated for subtitles by Fjordman himself.

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

For more on Øyvind Strømmen, see:

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Fjordman Interview, Part 6: “Breivik Wanted to Copy al-Qaida”

This is the sixth excerpt from a January 11 interview with Fjordman. Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

Below is the sixth installment of the Document.no interview, recorded on January 7 and published on January 11. It was translated for subtitles by Fjordman himself.

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

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Fjordman Interview, Part 5: “They Had to Invent a Version of Me as the Culprit”

This is the fifth excerpt from a January 11 interview with Fjordman. Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

Below is the fifth installment of the Document.no interview, recorded on January 7 and published on January 11. It was translated for subtitles by Fjordman himself.

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

For more on Breivik’s letters from prison see “Breivik’s ‘Double-Psychology’””.

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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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Are Candles Haram?

In the following video you can see a Turkish woman deliberately vandalizing the memorial for last month’s terror attack in downtown Vienna by kicking over the candles.

It’s no surprise to learn that the vandaless reportedly has psychological problems.

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

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Infidel Statues Must be Beheaded!

On Wednesday night a Palestinian culture-enricher damaged and decapitated a statue of the Virgin Mary near Venice. No motive for the desecration has yet been determined, but it is thought that the misguided “youth” may be mentally ill.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this Italian news video, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Below is an article about the incident from ANSA:

Statue of Madonna Decapitated Near Venice

Palestinian, 31, charged with offending religion

(ANSA) — VENICE, 26 NOV — A statue of the Madonna at Marghera near Venice had its head and hands lopped off overnight, police aid Thursday.

A 31-year-old Palestinian has been arrested on charges of defacing the statue after being caught on CCTV.

He has been charged with “offending a religious faith via damaging property”.

Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro issued a firm condemnation of a “cowardly act, aimed at wounding our sensibilities”.

The Palestinian is a regular immigrant with a refugee travel document issued by Belgium, police said.

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The Coronavirus Makes Me Insane!

The following video (which is audio-only) was recorded surreptitiously in a German schoolroom. If this incident is representative of the emotional state of this particular teacher, she is likely to be facing severe stress-related medical disorders in the not-so-distant future.

Coronamadness is abroad in the land. It has infected a large proportion — possibly a majority — of the population in Western countries. That’s why I expect the vaccine to be made mandatory — when strong feelings are this prevalent among the electorate, it motivates politicians to enact repressive legislation that seems to solve the issue.

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

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