Loosen These Chains!

The following video from RT shows a demonstration in Italy where protesters demand an end to the severe coronavirus restrictions, which include lockdowns, a curfew, the mandatory shutdown of businesses, etc.

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

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/6/2021

Fantahun Girma Woldesenbet, a medic in the U.S. Navy, shot and wounded two men today in Frederick, Maryland. When the gunman fled to nearby Fort Detrick, where he was stationed, he was confronted by military police and pulled a gun on the officers, who shot him to death. One of the men he shot is in critical condition in the hospital. There’s no word so far on a possible motive for the shootings.

In other news, a French activist for National Rally, Marine Le Pen’s party, was hospitalized after being severely beaten by five Antifa militants.

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Stabbed in the Head in Flensburg

Flensburg is a German town in Schleswig-Holstein, close to the Danish border. Last Friday a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the head by a “youth” in Flensburg and died from his wounds. As usual, there is no indication of cultural enrichment in the following report. But one has one’s suspicions.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from PolitikStube:

“Everyone should know who Jonas was” — Flensburg: 16-year-old killed with a knife to the head

On Good Friday a 16-year-old was killed by being stabbed with a knife in the head area on a viewing platform in Flensburg. A 19-year-old “Flensburger” was arrested that night and is now in custody. In addition, although there is no description of suspects, at least the police know that the horrific act (as usual) was preceded by a “dispute”, and so it says in the “informative” press release:

On Good Friday (April 2) at around 6.15pm there was a physical argument between young men from Flensburg on a viewing platform in the street Am Schloßsswall. A 19-year-old from Flensburg stabbed a 16-year-old. Despite immediate rescue efforts, the boy succumbed to his injury a little later in the hospital. The autopsy carried out on Saturday afternoon (April 3) confirmed that the knife wound in the head area of the 16-year-old was the cause of death.

In the course of this investigation, the 19-year-old was arrested during the night. On Saturday afternoon, the 19-year-old accused was brought before a judge at the request of the Flensburg public prosecutor. Pre-trial detention was ordered.

After this press release, the citizen now knows everything he is allowed to know.

Relatives of the 16-year-old published the following post on Facebook after the gruesome act, which is more reminiscent of an execution:

We, the family, have decided that everyone should know who Jonas Niendorf is. Anyone who wants to say something is welcome to do so. Everyone can use his name and also post pictures of him so that we will always remember him.

I think his friends know Jonas best, and therefore we, the family, count on you very much. Thanks to everyone who is with us and Jonas…

Share this post so that as many people as possible know that we are not hiding and that today’s youth think about what happened there.

A donation page has been set up for Jonas’ funeral.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/5/2021

The “Conservative” government of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering mandating twice-weekly COVID tests for all citizens in an effort to stop new outbreaks of the disease. Meanwhile, police raided illegal lockdown-violating parties and raves in Scotland, England, and Spain.

In other news, a group called “White Lies Matter” stole a statue from a Confederate cemetery in Alabama and said they would destroy it if the ransom demanded is not paid.

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Terror Conspirators Arrested in Sweden

Two people who allegedly conspired to commit a terrorist act have been detained by the Security Police in Sweden. The following video and the accompanying article don’t mention ethnicity, so we are left to guess whether any cultural enrichment is involved in the case.

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

Below is the accompanying article from SVT (Swedish state television), also translated by Gary Fouse:

Two persons detained for conspiracy to commit a terrorist crime

Two persons have been ordered detained by Stockholm’s district court on probable cause suspected of conspiracy to commit a terrorist crime, as reported by the Security Police (Säpo).

The two detained persons, who were ordered held in absentia, were arrested by the Security Police on Friday after an operation in the Stockholm region. The operation occurred after a long investigation.

“We carried out an operation Friday in the Stockholm region. The operation went quietly,” says Karl Melin, press chief of the Security Police.

The Security Police will not give any further information.

“At this time, there is very little information, and that is usually the case in this type of matter so as not to risk complicating or destroying the ongoing investigation,” says Karl Melin.

Conspiracy is a form of preparing to commit a crime in which one person, in consultation with someone else, decides to commit a crime, attempts to persuade someone to carry out a crime, or undertakes to carry out a crime.

The preliminary investigation, which is being conducted by the Security Police, is led by a prosecutor with the National Unit for Security Cases.

According to Per Lindqvist, chief prosecutor at the National Unit for Security Cases, both suspects deny the crime.

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Winchester Gets a Statue of St. Greta

A life-sized likeness of the Swedish climate-rescue maiden Greta Thunberg is coming to the University of Winchester in England. Despite severe economic hardship, a bronze simulacrum of Greta the Great that cost about $31,000 (£24,000) will be erected in front of the “climate-smart” West Downs Centre at the University. The TV report below from Sweden tells the story.

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

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Happy Easter From the Netherlands!

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan reports on the latest labyrinthine twists and turns on the political scene since the recent parliamentary elections in The Netherlands.

Happy Easter!

by H. Numan

The continuing saga of the Dutch electoral farce: I reported about the elections, and later the gaffe made by the prime minister. It’s becoming a real Easter parody now: the PM had to explain himself before the Sanhedrin (Parliament) on White Thursday. He was crucified on Good Friday, but: verily, the Lord has risen! He survived a motion of no confidence by the skin of his teeth. He was saved by his coalition partner CU (Christian Union; Calvinist Marxists) who didn’t support the motion.

I’m not too fond of the CU, to put it mildly. For three reasons: I don’t like hypocrites, very strict Calvinists and I don’t like Marxists. Gert Jan Seegers is all of that. That makes him a pharisee par excellence in my book. A pharisee is someone who goes through the motions, without any real conviction. Others must see how devout or dedicated he or she is. Progressives excel here. Others must abide by rules they don’t abide themselves. Woe betide you if you don’t!

Well, Gert Jan Seegers (leader of the CU) voted to support the PM, but after the motion was passed, he said he doesn’t want govern with the VVD again. Good boy, that’s my hypocrite! If you feel that way, you should have supported the motion.

It’s difficult to say what is going to happen now, but it will make a new cabinet a LOT more difficult. I told you Dutch PMs usually don’t last more than 12 years. We don’t have a limit. A US president can be elected twice, on very rare occasions three times. A Dutch PM can be elected as often as he wants. However, about three terms seems to be the practical limit. No PM has ever served four terms.

Right now, Mark Rutte has a problem. He did survive the motion of no confidence, but not as the victor. His position is now seriously damaged. How much? A poll showed the electorate of all parties (except for VVD voters, of course) don’t want him to be the next prime minister. The percentages vary from 45 to 85%. Ouch. That hurts!

The problem dear leaders have is that they usually don’t have a spare on hand. Dear leaders don’t want to share their love of the people with anyone. Dear Mark is no exception. He did have a few successors, but had to toss them out for political reasons. For example, Halbe Zijlstra bragged he met Putin in his dacha. Pretty soon it was discovered he wasn’t even in Russia at the time. He was unceremoniously dumped and is working for a construction company now.

Long before that, Rutte eliminated all opposition within his party. The party does what Dear Mark wants. If you don’t, out you go. The last one to try was Rita Verdonk. She lost the internal elections for party leadership to Mark. Then she resigned from the party, and set up her own party TON. TON stands for Trots Op Nederland, or Proud About the Netherlands. Ton also means barrel. This proved to be a empty one. It got nowhere. The party quickly collapsed and doesn’t exist anymore.

Where Mark represents the most progressive wing within the VVD, Rita represented the conservative wing. When she resigned, many conservatives moved with her. The remaining conservatives got the message: be quiet. Be very very quiet!

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/4/2021

Police in Quebec arrested protesters who took to the streets to demonstrate against the coronavirus lockdown. Meanwhile, the High Court of Justice in Israel ruled that police cannot enforce social distancing restrictions during protests against the lockdown.

In other news, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that the percentage of school-age children being homeschooled more than doubled to 11.1% in the year since the COVID school closures began.

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A Structural Incompatibility

The following article from the Netherlands is a lucid and succinct summary of the problems caused by the importation of Muslims into the West.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this piece from Ongehoord Nederland:

Discussions on religion are distracting

by David Pinto
31 March 2021

In my previous two articles, I wrote about the usefulness and necessity of a new political system and outlined a number of suggestions on how to accomplish that.

This article and the next will be about migration. Firstly on the immense difference between the historical migration of Huguenots and Jews from Eastern Europe and modern migration. In the next article, translation into policy.

It is beyond dispute. Many societal tensions have to do with migration, citizenship, and diversity in relation to modern migration streams. How is that?

European societies, unlike in the past, are confronted with such sharp cultural differences that people wonder: Can we continue to live together? Sexual crimes in Germany, Norway, and Sweden make the problem with non-Western fellow humans manifest. The Netherlands is also struggling with this. Jews, women, and gays are victims of the multicultural society. There are surely natives who misbehave against these people, but the majority are the pre-modern foreigners who are intolerant of them. Jews cannot go out on the street with a kippah. Gays can no longer hold hands. And women can no longer go walking in certain neighborhoods. According to results from the Amsterdam Regional Police Commission, foreigners make up 75% of rapists and 69% of assailants. The Netherlands has sunk deep.

To completely shut the border is not the solution. That is not realistic. But it is also not realistic to act as if there were no problem. Islam is a problem, but that doesn’t explain all wrongs. There is more at play. This is a new political voice!

Religious approach

Many ascribe these (and other misbehaviors) to Islam, the religion of the perpetrators. There is much to indicate that this is, indeed, true.

Texts in the holy writings (Koran, Hadith, Sharia) such as: Kill the unbelievers (Koran 9:5); Kill everyone who insults Islam or Mohammed (Koran 33:57-61), Kill the apostates (Koran 4:89); the duty to wage war on unbelievers (jihad), “even if reluctantly” (Koran 2:216), Jews and Christians cannot be friends of Muslims (Koran 5:51), Muslims must terrorize others (Koran 8:12).

The long list of Islamic terror groups responsible for a series of attacks around the entire world, Islamic Jihad, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Hezbollah, Hamas, Boko Haram, Al-Nusra, Abu Sayyaf, Al-Badr, Muslim Brotherhood, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Ansaru, Jemaah Islamiyah, Abdullah Azzam Brigades and many more. And they all rely upon the holy texts of Islam. Islamic terror is, therefore, not limited to “confused crazy people” or an extreme group.

Only Muslims have problems everywhere with their neighboring peoples, whoever they are: Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Baha’is, Shintos, and even themselves (Muslims with other Muslims). While any other combination of the above-named groups live together without problems. In The Clash of Civilizations Samuel Huntington lists 130 armed conflicts around the entire world. 95% of them are between Muslims and neighboring lands.

Nowhere are Muslims happy. Not in Gaza, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Nigeria, Kenya, or Sudan. Where are they happy? In Australia, Great Britain, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, the US, Canada, Norway, and India. They are happy in almost every country that isn’t Islamic.

Many testimonies and warnings through the centuries about Islam from renowned scholars, teachers, experts, scientists, and philosophers. Icons who all are wholeheartedly negative about Islam. Here are just a few illustrations:

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Correction on the Bus Placard in Budapest

A couple of days ago I posted a report by our Hungarian correspondent László about an apparent “vaccine passport” that was required to board buses in Budapest. It turns out that the placard in question was a well-executed hoax. László sends the following correction, emphasizing that the rest of his report — drawn from official Hungarian government sources — is accurate.

Fact check: the placard is fake, but Corona apartheid is in the air in Hungary

by László

THE PLACARD IS FAKE. I phoned the office of the PR department for the Budapest Public Transport company (BKV) today, and they told me that the placard is fake, and no vaccine passport is required on the public transport in Budapest. The woman who answered the phone told me that others were also contacting them about the placard.

Yesterday I wrote an email to the party that posted the fake placard, and to the Budapest public transport company, but none of them responded, so I decided to call the PR Department of the transport company, which did answer the call despite the holiday.

I am sorry; I take the responsibility for this.

However, the rest of the report GoV posted is valid, meaning that the discriminatory digital vaccine passport will eventually be introduced in Hungary, in some shape or form.

I started suspecting that the placard was fake when I couldn’t find any other news about it within a couple of days. I usually check important pieces of news at several sources. But this time I failed to do that because the placard looked so real — and it confirmed my expectations…

There is another placard at the official webpage of the Budapest Public Transport company. This placard does not discriminate the unvaccinated, it just states (issued on March 26) that the front door is closed for EVERYBODY — as you can read in English on the placard in the link. And here is another clue from March: this photo shows that the front seats are closed down, but there is no word about the vaccine passport, either.

So now I have been duped, which is a shame. But I was not the only one — so the moral of the story is that vaccine apartheid is in the air in Hungary, because it has been announced by the Prime Minister.

The good side of it is the party that posted the fake image (Mi Hazánk / Our Homeland) opposes lockdowns and the discriminatory “vaccine passport” (and they are the only party that does so).

All in all, the vaccine apartheid on the public transport may be another “conspiracy theory” that will come true in the near future; since Corona Fascism has proven to be mutating too, as it follows the new “mutations” of the virus…

The Tomb is Empty

The Lord is risen!

Happy Easter, everyone.

I attended a small Episcopal church for more than thirty years until COVID closed it down last year. Or, to be more precise, the bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia closed it down. After Governor Ralph “Coonman” Northam allowed places of worship to reopen (with capacity restrictions), the bishop, in her infinite wisdom, decided that Episcopal congregations would not be safe if people attended services in churches, so she issued a ukase insisting that they remain closed.

St. Paul tells us that “Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow — not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” (Romans 8:38) But he didn’t know about COVID, which is more powerful than all those things he mentioned. It not only separates Episcopalians from God’s love, it obviously deprives them of their ability to reason.

Our little church resumed services last spring after the governor gave religious gatherings his imprimatur. However, two factions developed within the congregation: those who were sorely afraid of the Wuhan Coronavirus, and those who weren’t. The former group was not content to simply stay home from church; they were adamant that the rest of the congregation also follow the COVID drill — masks, social distancing, no touching each other, no eating together, sanitizing everything after services, etc. Rather than try and talk the second group (which constituted a majority) into compliance, they contacted the bishop, who came down on our church like a ton of bricks. We were shut down, and the church remained closed until Palm Sunday last week. In the two services they’ve had since then, there have been no prayer books in the pews, no singing, no passing the peace, no communion, and no coffee hour. I didn’t attend either service, but I think there were, in addition to the new priest, three or four people in attendance, socially distanced, with their masks on.

Can you imagine celebrating an Easter Eucharist without singing? I can’t, either. That’s why I wasn’t there today.

Beginning last summer, the dissidents of our congregation — who, as I said, constituted a majority — have been meeting clandestinely in the living room of a private home. Our priest, who served the church for a number of years before it closed, is one of them, so we can celebrate a full Eucharist, unmasked, with no social distancing. Our organist is also there; she plays a baby grand piano while we all sing, joyfully and with gusto.

After today’s Easter service we gathered for lunch in the adjacent dining room. It was traditional Easter fare: ham, asparagus, boiled potatoes, and little chocolate bunny candies for dessert.

We all agreed that the Lord has blessed us in our new place of worship.

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Last year I discussed the fact that when the congregation fractured along the fearful/fearless fault line, it also divided itself along a political fault line. I’m pretty sure that those who demanded “safety”, the ones who attended COVID-compliant services last week and today, also voted for Biden. But none of the dissidents who chose to risk communal worship did — all of us were Trump voters, and we can now speak freely about politics over lunch if we want to, without having to worry about triggering any of those present.

It’s an interesting correlation: people who are fearful about the “pandemic” tend to be liberals. Opinion polls confirm the trend; it’s one of the stronger correlations revealed by national surveys. I don’t know why it should be that way, but there it is.

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/3/2021

An extra 6,600 police are being deployed in Paris this weekend to enforce the new coronavirus rules. Meanwhile, the Italian government is expected to deploy up to 70,000 police officers to enforce the lockdown over the Easter holiday.

In other news, personal data for 533 million Facebook users was hacked and published on the Internet. The data included users’ email addresses and phone numbers.

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“Justice” Upheld in Sweden

Last August I reported on a particularly horrific crime committed by culture-enrichers in a cemetery in the Swedish town of Solna, north of Stockholm. Two underage boys were beaten, robbed, tortured, and raped by two men with a “migration background”. The perpetrators attempted to bury the boys alive.

The two men, one Iranian and the other an Arab, were convicted and sentenced to nine years and five years respectively. The article below refers to the sentence as a long one by Swedish standards, which indeed it is: in Sweden that’s really throwing the book at ’em.

What’s amazing, however, is that the appeals court upheld the sentence. Mind you, I don’t know how much of the time they will actually serve.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Fria Tider:

Solna torturers’ sentence upheld

March 30, 2021

The Middle Eastern pair humiliated, robbed and raped two boys in a cemetery in Solna. Now their — by Swedish standards — long sentences have been upheld by the appeals court.

The men have been sentenced for, among other things, kidnapping, aggravated abuse, aggravated rape, and robbery of two teenagers in the Norra cemetery in Solna last summer.

The appeals court affirmed the district court’s sentence of 9 years in prison for the 21-year-old, who comes from Iran.

The 18-year-old Arab was sentenced by the district court, and now by the appeals court also for another robbery. As to this robbery, however, the appeals court found that the sentencing guideline was somewhat lower than that decided by the district court. The appeals court, therefore, lowered the sentence for the 18-year-old from five and a half years to five years in prison.

Otherwise, the appeals court has mainly upheld the district court’s judgment.

Mutti Cracks the Whip

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this op-ed from PolitikStube:

Merkel goes crazy: Chancellor threatens federal states with disempowerment!

Alice Weidel: Anyone who hoped for something like insight after the Chancellor’s public apology for her amateurish attempt to turn Maundy Thursday into a lockdown holiday has been taught better. Angela Merkel showed a degree of arrogance and narrow-minded stubbornness in her television appearance yesterday, which is remarkable even by her own standards. What did she apologize for if she intends to repeat her mistakes anyway?

Although reality proves otherwise, Merkel claims that neither she, her government, nor the EU did anything wrong. Furthermore, she wants to withhold basic rights from citizens. In order to regain these basic rights as an act of grace, the Germans should get vaccinated. But that is what she delayed for weeks or even months through her own fault. That also means: more company bankruptcies, more educational deficits and a deeper plunge into the crisis.

But all of that is not enough for the Chancellor. According to her will, the minister-presidents [of the German states] should actually tighten the lockdown, the benefits of which they cannot scientifically justify even after a year. “I’ll watch this for now. But not much longer,” she threatened on TV. How long will the citizens watch the goings-on of this regent, who would be better off in the age of absolutism than in our democracy? Democracy needs freedom like the air you breathe. However, we don’t need Merkel.