Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/16/2019

Eight people were killed today in street demonstrations in Bolivia. The demonstrators were supporters of deposed President Evo Morales, and were protesting the interim presidency of Jeanine Añez.

In other news, a refugee who botched a home remedy for enlarging his penis will be flown from New Guinea to Australia for treatment at taxpayers’ expense, as required by Australian law.

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Book Reviews: The Koran

Book Reviews: The Koran

Compiled by Michael Copeland

  • “This wretched book … I have been unable to discover in it one single idea of value.” — Arthur Schopenhauer
     
  • “So long as there is this book there will be no peace in the world.”— William E. Gladstone
     
  • “When I have time, I must put it into German so that every man may see what a foul and shameful book it is.” — Martin Luther
     
  • “It’s a depressing book. It really is. It’s just the rantings of a schizophrenic. There is also the barrenness of the message. It has no ethical dimension.” —Sebastian Faulks
     
  • “[It] teaches fear, hatred, contempt for others. Murder as a legitimate means of spreading and maintaining this devil’s doctrine. It denigrates women, divides people into classes and demands blood and more blood.” — Voltaire (Quoted by Julius O’Malley, comment)
     
  • “He bestows praise upon such instances of treachery, inhumanity, cruelty, revenge, bigotry, as are utterly incompatible with civilised society.” —David Hume
     
  • An “incoherent jumble of fable and precept and declamation which seldom excites a sentiment or an idea, sometimes crawls in the dust and is sometimes lost in the clouds.” —Edward Gibbon
     
  • “…an incentive to war, and propagator of hostility…” —Dayanand Saraswati, Indian sage, 1883
     
  • “An ill-arranged collection of badly translated plagiarisms of earlier Jewish and Christian stories.” — Christopher Hitchens
     
  • “… right there in black and white, absolute encouragement — no, a divine instruction — to act atrociously towards the rest of the world. Page after page of it. Sex slaves, the lot. The thing is horrific. … and if you ask my opinion, the thing should be banned for inciting racial and religious hatred on almost every page.” —Tommy Robinson, in Enemy of the State
     
  • “…at times violent imagery of torment and punishment in hell, at other times direct commands to believers to deal mercilessly with unbelievers, conveyed in a frenzied torrent of words repeatedly revisiting the theme of hatred and vengeance…” — Mathieu Baudin, comment, Jihad Watch

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Violent Cultural Enrichment in the Netherlands

The videos below show two acts of violence by migrants (or their descendants) in the Netherlands. Both include surveillance camera footage released by the police in hopes of tracking down the perpetrators. The first incident is more egregious than the second, but both are wantonly violent.

Many thanks to C for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

Video #1: A female train conductor is attacked without warning from behind and knocked unconscious. The earlier part of this video, which depicts events on the train that preceded the attack, is an obvious re-enactment by actors:

Video #2: Violent robbery in the lobby of an apartment building in Arnhem.

Video transcript #1:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/15/2019

British Prime Minister Boris “BoJo” Johnson told a BBC interviewer that he supports immigration. Mr. Johnson declined to promise to reduce the current high level of immigration into the UK.

In other news, the climate warrior Greta Thunberg is being criticized for hitching a ride back to Europe on a catamaran that was made using petroleum products.

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When Justice Isn’t

Tabitha Korol’s latest essay confronts the current craze for Social Justice Warfare.

When Justice Isn’t

by Tabitha Korol

A letter written by a local elementary school teacher — I’ll call her “Mrs. Krieg” — was brought to my attention by a mutual acquaintance. In light of the notice that honor classes will be discontinued, she thoughtfully agreed that equity (defined as fairness and impartiality) in the schools should benefit all students. Regrettably, she has been influenced by terminology that has been devalued and redefined to become a tool for social engineering among students. Such revisionism has been applied to Equity, Diversity and Social Justice, and comes at the expense of freedom and true justice.

Honors classes were designed to challenge students academically. The advanced work, faster pace, and higher course-credit weight have provided for smarter, happier, well-rounded children who had the opportunity to flourish according to their capabilities and not misbehave out of boredom. But now, the authorities have determined it best to cancel the honor courses across the country because of a “lack of diversity” — that is, more Caucasian and Asian students were engaged than Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans. Instead of also providing honors classes that meet the interests of the low-energy students — perhaps music, theater, artisanal handicrafts — the Department of Education has decided to close the achievement gap by lowering the bar and expectations and discontinuing all incentives. Mrs. Krieg did not foresee that by eliminating the incentives and opportunities, the resulting “equity” would be mediocrity and the loss of exceptional achievement.

Now the Department of Education will generate equity in boredom, discontent, resentment, truancy and delinquency. Academia is not unaware of these inevitabilities. Their purpose is not an improved education but the decline of achievement and the elimination of the exceptional. Former President Obama expressed a similar derogatory outlook when he denounced high-achieving Americans by saying, “You didn’t build that.”

Diversity in the schools no longer describes a richness of ideas, course studies, or specialty careers, but defines and categorizes the students themselves, by race, religion, ethnicity, financial status, sexual orientation, and however else the students choose to differentiate themselves. As with the term “equity,” the meaning of “diversity” has been corrupted, as it now implies division, divisiveness, and discord, the opposite of E Pluribus Unum — Out of many, One. These differences have led to a totalitarian-style monitoring and bullying — called Speech Control, necessitating “Diversity Officers” with doctoral degrees, credentials in counseling and inclusion techniques, and six-figure salaries reflected in higher tuition costs. The officers’ mere presence confirms the growing disharmony, isolation, discrimination, harassment, and violence that characterize the socialist strategy. These points are significant:

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Culture-Enriching Gang Rape by the Blue Danube

Another day, another culture-enriching gang rape in Germany. The incident reported below occurred on Halloween night, in the town of Ulm on the Danube in Baden-Württemberg.

The following video is a composite of two very brief news reports. Neither mentions any cultural enrichment, but other sources (see the article below the video) identify the five suspects as asylum seekers.

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

MissPiggy has also translated this detailed report from Donau 3 FM:

Girl may have been given drugs before rape

November 13, 2019

The 14-year-old may have been given drugs before several men in Alb-Danube county allegedly raped a young girl.

This is what the police assume after an evaluation of the toxicological examinations. Various drugs were detected in the girl’s blood. The result suggested that the girl had been drugged, police and prosecutors said in Ulm on Wednesday.

According to further information, the girl had already been drinking alcohol when she met one of the later suspects in Ulm on Halloween. She agreed to accompany the suspects to an apartment in the Illertal, where the drugs were allegedly administered to her. The 14-year-old’s parents had assumed at the time that the girl was with her friends.

According to her own information, the 14-year-old was abused by at least three young men in the southern Alb-Danube district. A total of five suspected asylum seekers are being investigated, according to police. Two of them are therefore at large.

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Authorities are investigating five suspects following the alleged rape of a 14-year-old in a community in the southern Alb-Danube district. The asylum seekers, aged 14 to 26, were provisionally detained. Arrest warrants have now been issued for three of them.

Here’s what the police write:

Ulm (ots) — Last Friday a 14-year-old is alleged to have been the victim of a sexual offence in a community in the southern Alb-Danube district. Prosecutors and police are investigating five suspects.

According to the investigative authorities, the 14-year-old met the suspects on Halloween night in Ulm, of whom she knew one.

She apparently agreed to go with them. The teenager was then raped in the home of one of the suspects, she later told her parents, then to the police. Police have since identified all five suspects. After this was successful, police officers searched four apartments in Stuttgart, in a Filstal community and in an Illertal municipality last Friday. The suspected asylum seekers, aged 14 to 26, have been provisionally detained. On Saturday, at the request of the Ulm Public Prosecutor’s Office, the competent prison judge issued arrest warrants for two suspects, aged 16 and 26. A 15-year-old was provisionally arrested on Tuesday. At the request of the Ulm Public Prosecutor’s Office, the competent prison judge also issued an arrest warrant against him. Two other suspects, aged 14 and 24, are at large. The criminal investigation is still in full swing.

Previous report:

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Turks vs. Kurds in the Streets of the Hague

The following video shows a report from De Telegraaf about Kurdish demonstrations last month in the Hague. The Kurds were protesting the pullback of American troops in Syria as well as the actions of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Partway through the demonstration some Turks showed up carrying a Turkish flag, and were promptly beaten up by Kurds. Regardless of the strategic or tactical value of allying with the Kurds, they are still Muslims and Middle Easterners, and behave pretty much the same as Turks and Arabs. Having them in one’s country provides roughly the same amount of cultural enrichment as having Turks, Yemenis, Moroccans, Pakistanis, or Afghans.

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

Video transcript:

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Semantic Marxism: The Revolutionary as Shaman

The video below is the fourth in a series about Marxist discourse by the Polish video commentator Krzysztof Karon (Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).

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

Video transcript (based on the original times):

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/14/2019

The teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is returning to Europe after being invited to travel there on a catamaran owned by an Australian couple. Miss Thunberg plans to attend the next climate summit in Portugal Madrid.

In other news, a 70-year-old man was killed after being hit on the head with a hard object during a violent confrontation between protesters and government supporters in Hong Kong.

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Don’t Believe in Climate Change? You Jew-Hater!

Piers Corbyn is the brother of Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party in the UK. The former Corbyn is a climate physicist, who caused a stir recently when he spoke in the German Bundestag and departed from the Narrative on climate change. As a result of his heresy, he was accused of being an anti-Semite — as if that had anything to do with the issue.

I notice that the unfortunate Mr. Corbyn (Piers, that is) made the mistake of engaging the issue, and denying that he was an anti-Semite. He trotted out the classic defense: he has a lot of Jewish friends. This was a mistake. As I have said in the past, defending oneself against charges of racism is to take part in a mug’s game. You can’t help but lose. The deck is stacked against you. To go on defense is to lose ground.

As for his brother Jeremy not being a Jew-hater: if he isn’t one, he does a darned good imitation. Maybe he’s just pandering to the Jew-haters (especially the Muslim ones) in the Labour Party’s base.

Piers Corbyn gave his presentation and answered questions in English, with a simultaneous voice-over in German. MissPiggy has translated the German parts, and when the English parts were masked by the voice-over, she translated the German translation. I edited and formatted the resulting text, so the English in the subtitles may differ slightly here and there from Mr. Corbyn’s actual words.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Och, the Puir Wee ISIS Bairns!

The following story provides some of the background for the essay by H. Numan that I posted earlier this evening.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from the Dutch news portal NU:

Court: State must make effort to bring 56 children back from Syria

November 11, 2019

The Dutch state must make efforts to bring 56 children and possibly their 19 mothers out of Syria to the Netherlands. That was the ruling of the court in the Hague in a summary proceeding on Monday.

Judgment on taking back Islamic State children

Their mothers can only be brought back if there is no other option.

The government must take action within 14 days

The summary proceeding was brought due to the acute danger in the camps in Syria.

The Netherlands has the duty to make efforts to bring back IS children

According to the court, The Netherlands cannot be forced to repatriate the children because of the danger due to the unstable situation in Syria.

“The State does not need to take unnecessary security risks, but it must take advantage of all possibilities, such as help provided by the Americans,” according to the court.

That means that the Dutch government does what is in its power. If the government says that it is not possible, it must show evidence that it has done everything possible.

That means, according to the attorney Andre Seebregts, who represents the majority of plaintiffs, that the Netherlands, within the mandated time of 14 days, must make contact with the Kurds as well as the Americans.

The Kurds maintain control over the camps where the women and children are kept. The Americans have let it be known that they want them to be taken to the Netherlands.

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If I Had a Hammer…

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating the latest cultural enrichment news from Dresden, as reported by Bild:

Man Complained About the Noise

Child (12) attacks passenger with emergency hammer

by Bernhard Schilz
November 11, 2019

Dresden — Brutal attack on a passenger (36) in a Dresden bus. A 36-year-old man had boarded a bus in Dresden-Gruna at about 10.30 p.m. and complained about a group of noisy children and teenagers. Police spokesman Marko Laske (45): “The man asked the group to be a little quieter. A 12-year-old boy then hit him on the head with an emergency hammer.”

The man suffered a head wound and had to be treated at an emergency room. The police assume that the hammer was stolen on the bus by the Afghan-born boy shortly before the crime. Although the crime happened last Friday, it was not reported in the police report. Laske: “The reason in this case is the particularly protection-worthy interest of the criminal child.” The police will investigate the case, but the perpetrator gets away with it.

They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!

In his latest essay H. Numan discusses the Dutch mujahidettes for ISIS, who will be repatriated along with their children from Syria to the Netherlands.

They’re coming to take me away, ha ha!

by H. Numan

Dutch judges decided they should run the country. Not the government and certainly not parliament. At this moment we seem to have a ‘nitrogen crisis’. Not the stuff in the air, mind you. Parliament voted for impossibly high standards for nitrogen in products, such as fertilizer. Encouraged by extreme left-wing environmentalist lobbyists. Those standards are no less than 400X the German standard — which already was extreme. Imagine you buy a little pot of fertilizer in the supermarket for your plants on the balcony. Take that little pot to Yellowstone National Park. Dump the contents there. In Holland that ground will be considered seriously polluted. You’ll be liable for cleanup costs and a huge fine.

The government takes this very seriously. Building projects are closed for this reason. They want to lower the speed limit from 130 kmh to 90 kmh (80 mph to 55 mph). Mark Rutte, our dear leader, promises that way 75,000 new houses can be built. I fail to see any relation between speed on the highways and building houses, but I’m a dumb idiot who’s just supposed to vote for dear Mark. Not use my brain. That impossibly high standard is being now strictly and rigidly enforced by the courts. Why? Because of sloppy legislation being used for what it was not intended.

Sloppy legislation being abused goes a lot further than that. A judge has decided that the Dutch government must make efforts to repatriate Dutch ISIS children from Syria. The court didn’t order the mothers to be repatriated as well. But the law clearly says children cannot be separated from their mothers. You do the math…

Dear Mark always said repatriation was out of the question. However, Mark’s promises in the past are about as solid as those of a certain Austrian Gefreiter about 90 years ago.

Let’s dig into this issue, shall we? A number of young horny silly Dutch goats fell in love with mohammedan boys. Those boys were or became very strict mohammedans. Being young and silly goats, they wanted lots of attention. So they converted to the religion and lived according to the strictest interpretation of sharia law. Their husbands decided they wanted to fight in Syria for the caliphate, and took their wives with them. In Syria not just the mohammedan ‘Dutch’ men committed lots of atrocities and participated in genocide. So did their wives. Surviving witnesses say, without exception, the European wives of jihadists were the most sadistic and vigilant supporters of sharia law.

We’re not talking about young girls making stupid mistakes here. Everybody does that. This goes far beyond it. Compare it with wives of SSers. Almost none were prosecuted, as the SS kept work and family separated. It would be a very different story if an SS officer brought his wife to work, where she asked for a whip and started beating up concentration camp inmates.

What I have noticed over the years is that progressives are extremely lenient about mistakes made in the past. But only when it applies to themselves. They have absolutely no mercy at all for anyone else, especially if you are conservative. Ex-senator Wijnand Duyvendak was in younger years an extreme left-wing terrorist. Not an zealous activist but an outright terrorist. He wasn’t caught and changed from terrorist into politician. As an extreme left-wing politician he rose through the ranks to become a senator. Only because on TV he openly admitted being a member of RaRa did we find out. His mistake was that he thought his crimes had already expired, so he could talk about them on TV. It cost him his senate seat and nothing else. After all, we all make mistakes when we are young, don’t we?

Now, I served in the military. I told a military story on a forum. One of the members was a troll, and reported me to Kafka, which is an extreme left-wing intelligence gathering group. That story was published as an example of extreme right-wing activism, with my full name and unit. It’s still online. It hampered my career. Happened about 25 years ago. But forgiveness for others is not on the agenda of progressives.

The same applies to these wannabe refugee girls. They have been interviewed by Dutch media after the capture of Raqqa. Yes, they admit they made a mistake. While wearing the full burka. With gloves, so as not to be infected by infidels. They speak with go-betweens against male journalists as they themselves — for religious reasons — cannot talk to men. That’s indirectly stating that the only mistake they made was losing the war.

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Too Many White People

Staffanstorp is a town in southern Sweden that is quite different from its infamous culturally enriched neighbor Malmö. You see, Staffanstorp is not enriched — it is populated mainly by Swedes, which means — gasp! — white people. For that reason it’s more like Sweden-That-Was: it has a low crime rate, cultural cohesiveness, and public spaces that have not yet been ruined or made dangerous — the attributes of a non-multicultural town.

Staffanstorp wants to attract new residents without bringing in third-world immigrants, so it has created an advertising video that highlights exactly those features that would attract traditional Swedes. Needless to say, the ad has caused an uproar, since it is too “white” to be acceptable in Modern Multicultural Sweden.

At the beginning of the video a Swedish family walks past a group of sullen and dangerous-looking “youths” in a place that is not identified as Malmö, but has its typical characteristics. I noticed that the makers of the video took care not to include any brown people among the young troublemakers — they all look pretty Caucasian to me. Some of them might be Bosnians or Albanians, but they aren’t “Middle Eastern” in appearance.

Unfortunately for Staffanstorp, that wasn’t enough to exempt the municipality from accusations of racism. When your town is populated by white people, you’re out of luck — you’re by definition “racist”.

Many thanks to Tania Groth for translating this article from the Danish daily Berlingske and the accompanying video:

A Swedish municipality is being criticized for an advertising video: “This is the most disgusting thing I have seen in a long time”

Malmö’s neighboring municipality of Staffanstorp is being criticized for an advertising film showing a battered Malmö and a quiet and idyllic Staffanstorp.

The sound of sirens mingles with sad underlying music as a mother and daughter are filmed in black and white walking down a street in Malmö. They start running, anxiously, as a group of young men who look like they might be gang members throw a can at them.

“Many of us wake up in a city we once called our hometown,” says a speaker in Swedish and continues:

“But the growing insecurity and the feeling of exclusion have left many feeling lost.”

[Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.]

Shortly thereafter, we see a clip of fields, smiling people, cheerful background music — in color. According to the video this is what awaits you if you move to the Swedish municipality of Staffanstorp.

“There are municipalities where security, care for the elderly, and schools really work,” says the speaker, while showing pictures of brightly smiling white-only people.

Eventually Staffanstorp is shown from the above, while the text: “Staffanstorp Municipality — The way the rest of Sweden should be”.

A propaganda film

The film was made by Staffanstorp Municipality — Malmö’s neighboring municipality. They call it an “information film” and the goal is to attract new residents to the municipality. But the film has some Swedes up in arms, especially on social media.

One of the film’s critics is the social democratic politician Torbjörn Lövendahl.

“It is a political propaganda film, not an information film,” he tells Skånska Dagbladet.

According to Expressen.se, the immigration-critical sites “Fria Tider” and “Nordfront” have also opened their eyes to the film. They write that the film is aimed at “people who are affected, and have had enough of the multicultural society”.

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