Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/28/2020

Black Lives Matter protesters marched in a residential area of Beverly Hills chanting “Eat the rich.” Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for a nationwide mandate requiring all citizens to wear masks.

In other news, 15 migrants bound for the UK were rescued off the Belgian coast when their overloaded inflatable dinghy started to sink.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Rasmus Paludan Bunged Into Chokey

The Danish “Islamophobe” Rasmus Paludan is well-known to regular readers of this site, thanks to the dozens of videos of his street demonstrations that Vlad Tepes has uploaded over the past four or five years. Vlad has lost a lot of channels during that time, but he recently re-uploaded last September’s interview with Mr. Paludan in Quebec. This time it’s on the 3Speak platform (in five parts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5), so it’s less likely to disappear from the web.

Denmark used to be bastion of free speech. Thirteen years ago, when I first started paying attention to Danish politics, there was a greater degree of free speech in Denmark than anywhere else in Western Europe. And maybe there still is — but in the years since then, free speech in Western Europe has all but disappeared.

Rasmus Paludan was recently convicted of “racism” in a Danish court, and will spend a month in jail if his planned appeal is unsuccessful. Below are two articles about the verdict, first from Reuters:

Danish far-right party leader sentenced to jail on racism and defamation

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) — The leader of Danish far-right party Stram Kurs, lawyer Rasmus Paludan, was disbarred from the legal profession and sentenced to three months in jail on Thursday after being found guilty of racism.

Stram Kurs (Hard Line) was close to getting into parliament in the last election in Denmark with a policy based on banning Islam and deporting hundreds of thousands of Muslims.

Paludan first came to public attention in 2017 when he started making anti-Muslim Youtube videos. His stunts have included publicly burning the Koran, sometimes wrapped in bacon, in what he said was a tribute to free speech.

Paludan was sentenced to 14 days of conditional imprisonment in 2019 for racist speech. He will now face one month of imprisonment with two additional months of suspended sentence after being found guilty of 14 different accounts of racism, defamation and hazardous driving.

Additionally, as part of his sentence, Paludan was disbarred for three years, had his driver’s licence suspended for one year and was fined around 40,000 Danish crowns ($6,012.23), the district court said in a statement.

Paludan denied all charges.

The second report is from the BBC:

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Malign Foreign Influences in Dutch Mosques

The Dutch Parliament has concluded a study on the influence of non-free countries on Muslims in the Netherlands. Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from De Dagelijkse Standaard:

Parliamentary commission concludes Dutch mosques influenced by non-free countries

by Michael van der Galien
June 25, 2020

The parliamentary commission that conducted an investigation into the funding of mosques and Islamic schools has concluded that they are influenced through “financiers from non-free lands who want to exercise their political-religious influence in the Netherlands.” This concerns “fundamentalist messages that reject the core values of our society.”

The Tweede Kamer needed a commission in order to conclude that? Literally, everybody knew all along that there were problems, but oh, oh, the Second Chamber had to first investigate it thoroughly, and only then could they could say it.

The most important criticism is directed towards Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. There imams are trained and indoctrinated with an extreme version of Islam, and then sent out to the Netherlands. “Muslim communities are also bombarded with strict religious messages via social media.”

The commission also whines about Turkey— The Diyanet (Turkish agency for religious affairs) is said to “hold a political grip on the visitors to the mosques and the Turkish Dutch”. If that was true, then you still ask yourself what would be illegal about it. It is completely logical that a country wants to have contact with its citizens, even if they live elsewhere. The Netherlands does no different. And the message from Turkish Diyanet imams is really never anti-democratic and never affects the fundamentals of the democratic constitutional state. Perhaps the connections with Turkey are underscored, but yes, in the Netherlands, we have allowed the people to have two passports. So it is logical and even defensible that Turkey contacts its people and treats them as Turks. Which they always are.

As regards the anti-democratic, anti-West messages that are preached in Arab and Moroccan mosques: This must naturally be discussed directly with the countries. Possibilities to stop it must be looked at… if the possibilities are legal.

Because yes, in the Netherlands, we have religious freedom. Foreigners can be influenced by the content of religious leaders’ speeches.

Oh no, does Michael really write now that they are free and must be free?

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/27/2020

After the Minneapolis city council voted unanimously to disband the city’s police department, three council members were assigned private security details at taxpayers’ expense.

Meanwhile, in last month’s mail-in election in New Jersey, 19% of the ballots sent in were rejected as fraudulent.

In other news, a man in Italy was sentenced to two years in prison for expressing his opinion that fascism was “splendid”.

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Thanks to CM, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, RR, SS, 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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Turks vs. Antifa in Vienna

Last Wednesday night violence broke out in Vienna among an unlikely group of combatants: Turkish Islamic zealots against an alliance of Kurdish feminists and Antifa. The antifas may have gotten more than they bargained for when they took up the cause of the Kurds and brought down the wrath of the Grey Wolves upon their heads.

The main battlefront was on the street in front of the Ernst Kirchweger Haus, which is the headquarters for Antifa. It’s named for a commie martyr who was killed in political street violence in 1965.

The following two videos concern the riots in Vienna. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

The first video is a compilation of raw clips of the violence at the Ernst Kirchweger Haus in Vienna:

The second video features acerbic commentary by the vlogger Unblogd:

Video transcript #1:

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Dr. Heinrich Fiechtner: “Our Country is in Serious Danger”

Dr. Heinrich Fiechtner is a hematologist and oncologist, and a former member of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) who serves in the Baden-Württemberg regional parliament.

Last Wednesday the president (i.e. speaker) of parliament, Ms. Muhterem Aras (Greens), ordered that Dr. Fiechtner be ejected from the chamber, and suspended him for a term of five sessions of parliament. The following video is his response.

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

Video transcript:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/26/2020

A federal judge ruled that the State of New York and New York City cannot limit the size of outdoor religious gatherings while failing to limit the size of street demonstrations. Meanwhile, Virginia Governor Ralph “Coonman” Northam requested that citizens report any churches or gun ranges that violate his coronavirus policies.

In other news, an Egyptian man in Italy was arrested after attacking police with nunchucks while shouting “Allahu Akhbar!”

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Caroline Glick, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, SS, 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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Eric Zemmour: BLM Riots Are the “Convergence of Struggles”

In the following video from a French TV talk show, the popular commentator Eric Zemmour discusses the Black Lives Matter riots. He points out that despite being staged in such widely differing countries, they all have the same modus operandi and take the same form.

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

Video transcript:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/25/2020

Residents and businesses in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ or CHOP) in Seattle are suing the city government for allowing the lawless zone to be established. Meanwhile, the Austin city council has voted unanimously to partially defund the city police force. Also, an editor at Yahoo said “The Star Spangled Banner” is blatantly racist and must be replaced as the national anthem.

In other news, more than 110 migrants were “rescued” in the Mediterranean by the NGO migrant-ferry ship SOS-Mediterranee.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Fjordman, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, SS, Vlad Tepes, 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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There’s Blood on Your Hands!

Dr. Heinrich Fiechtner is a hematologist and oncologist, and a former member of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) who currently serves in the Baden-Württemberg regional parliament (Landtag).

In the following video you’ll see Dr. Fiechtner speak forthrightly about last weekend’s riots in Stuttgart, and express his contempt for the progressive policies that allowed the mass immigration of the groups that formed the bulk of the rioters.

I don’t know what the rules of the Landtag are, but the good doctor apparently violated them, and was suspended from parliament by the speaker as a result.

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

Video transcript:

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Mention Kanaken

Boris Reitschuster is a German journalist and vlogger, and was featured here earlier this month in a report on the BLM riots in Berlin. More recently he was censored by YouTube over the use of a single word, Kanaken, which is a pejorative German term for Turks, Persians, and other “southerners”, roughly equivalent to the English slang word “wogs”.

Before we move on to what happened to Mr. Reitschuster, here’s the relevant audio message from a police officer that was recorded during last weekend’s riots in Stuttgart. The accompanying footage is from the streets of Stuttgart on the same night, but is not necessarily coterminous with the audio track.

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

The article below from Politically Incorrect (also translated by MissPiggy) describes what happened to Boris Reitschuster after he uploaded the audio to YouTube:

“Parts of This Voice Message Could Unsettle the Population”

YouTube censors voice message from desperate Stuttgart police officer

by Torsten Groß

Just a few hours after the unbelievably violent riots in Stuttgart city centre, committed by a motley mob of mostly foreigners, refugees and Germans with a migrant background, a private voice message by a police officer in action — completely upset — appeared on social networks, which has already been heard by millions of people.

The obviously extremely shocked officer describes the events experienced quite realistically from his point of view. The video platform YouTube has now classified the video as “Hate Speech” and censored this moving voice message, which contradicts the first reports of the vast majority of mainstream media.

Here’s the link to the video that the blogger Boris Reitschuster posted on Sunday of the voice message by the Stuttgart police officer on his video platform page on the video platform YouTube with pictures of the civil war-like scenes. The upload was uncommented.

Within a few hours, the video produced by Reitschuster had tens of thousands of views.

The blogger Boris Reitschuster writes about this censorship on his blog:

“Yesterday I uploaded to YouTube the audio message of a policeman from the night of riots in Stuttgart. In the recording, an officer describes what happened there. Among other things, he says: ‘Here in Stuttgart is war, if you wear a uniform, then you’re just the victim, a miracle that no one has been shot. There’s more to come!’ The video was viewed nearly 30,000 times in less than 24 hours.

“YouTube has now blocked the video, claiming that it is ‘hate speech’. The network belonging to Google has taken it off the network and issued me with a warning. The reason: ‘It violates the guidelines on hate speech.’ And further: ‘It is your first violation; this is only a warning. If you receive another warning, your channel will be warned and you won’t be able to upload videos, post, or stream live content for 1 week. If you receive a second warning, you are not allowed to publish content for 2 weeks. If you receive 3 alerts within 90 days, your channel will be permanently deleted. We want you to stay on YouTube. Please note, therefore, the following:…’ A training lesson follows.

“In my view, this is censorship. I can’t detect any hate speech in the audio recording. Once the official makes an insulting statement when he says, ‘Just Kanaken’: As much as I distance myself from such terms — although similar references such as ‘dirty potato’ or ‘pork-eater’ for Germans pass through without problems — the ban on ‘Kanaken’ is completely excessive. Especially since the term is also considered by the judiciary to be at least partially not relevant to criminal law. Is an offensive word a reason to block an entire statement? In a country where women politicians can be called ‘F…’ with impunity? And where in the TAZ has openly asked to dispose of policemen in the garbage dump because they tend to be Nazis? So far, no one has made any attempt to block this article.”

The worldwide Internet doesn’t just consist of YouTube, Google and Co., who have recently only too gladly bowed to the “leftist-green zeitgeist” and its defenders in politics and the mainstream media — especially since the legal “thumbscrews” are gradually being tightened.

The moving voice message of the Stuttgart police officer, which everyone should listen to, may also be found in other places on the net that do not rush to censor according to New German standards.

Video transcript:

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You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

The following (somewhat disturbing) spam email message appeared in my inbox this morning:

From: joanna
To: nedmay
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:48 AM
Subject: access control face recognition

Hi,

Here share you one of the fever detection product kFace-M882 face recognition, which is widely used inoffice lobby/building,shopping center,supermarket…

It can be installed on a barrier for access control and temperature measuring ,if people get fever , Audible alarm will alarm and light turns red.
What’s more, The barrier won’t open..

The software can connect to a big data collecting screen , which you can easily check the records , who is in high temperature , whose is normal .

More details please contact us.
Joanna

Additional lines of white-on-white text (to help foil spam-detection software) were interleaved with the readable text, but I’ve omitted those — they were just random excerpts from literary sources.

The image was in-line MIME, rather than linked externally, otherwise it would have been blocked by my email client, and I wouldn’t have seen it.

First of all: I seriously doubt the sender of this message is named Joanna. Something like Yumei seems far more likely.

Secondly: This is, in effect, Chinese government spam. The research and development for facial recognition and fever detection equipment was funded by the Chinese government. So some CCP tech firm is trying to amortize the ChiCom regime’s development costs by sending out masses of spam.

How many customers do you think they’ll acquire via this strategy?

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/24/2020

An occupant of the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle who was shot wants to sue the police for not responding promptly. Meanwhile, Nassau County in New York refuses to take down a statue of Christopher Columbus. Also, the state of Rhode Island plans to change its official name due to its links to slavery.

In other news, twenty years after its invention, the company that makes the Segway is ceasing production.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Fjordman, Insubria, JD, 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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The ADL’s “Task Force on Middle East Minorities”: A Con Job?

Below is David Boyajian’s latest report on the persistent animosity of the Anti-Defamation League towards Armenians.

The ADL’s “Task Force on Middle East Minorities”: A Con Job?

by David Boyajian
June 19, 2020

Hardly anyone — Jewish or otherwise — believes that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) genuinely cares about the welfare of Christian, Muslim, and other non-Jewish minorities in the Middle East.

After all, contrary to its claim to be a civil/human rights champion and “secure… fair treatment for all,” the ADL is essentially a political organization.

So when it launched its so-called Task Force on Middle East Minorities (TFOMEM) in late 2018, I suspected a political con job.

TFOMEM says it will spotlight “human rights offenses committed against minority communities in the Middle East.”

That sounds bizarre, given that the ADL has itself committed human rights offenses against minorities and others right here in America.

Spying on Minorities

In 1992-3, police raided ADL offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The ADL had a “private spy operation that authorities alleged crossed the line into illegal territory,” reported the L.A. Times.

ADL operatives were surveilling hundreds of minority, civil rights, labor, and media organizations and associated individuals. Among the targeted minority groups: NAACP, Asian Law Caucus, Latin American Support Committee, Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, Filipino Organization Committee, and Young Koreans United.

ADL spy Tom Gerard was a rogue San Francisco police officer linked to Latin American death squads. He and his undercover ADL sidekick, Roy Bullock, called themselves “the kings of garbage” for scouring people’s trash for private material.

ADL agents spied on American opponents of Apartheid in South Africa and passed information to its government — hardly the conduct of a civil/human rights organization.

Narrowly escaping indictment by the San Francisco D.A. — who was reportedly under political pressure — the ADL still had to pay $50,000 to the city.

The ADL also settled civil rights lawsuits brought by victims of its snooping.

ADL Genocide Hypocrisy

In friendlier days, Israel and Turkey recruited the ADL and organizations such as the American Jewish Committee to deny/diminish the Armenian Genocide committed by Turkey from 1915-23.

These Jewish organizations and Israel also colluded with Turkey to defeat Armenian Genocide resolutions in the U.S. Congress.

Disgusted by the ADL’s genocide/Holocaust hypocrisy, in 2007-8 a dozen Massachusetts cities and the umbrella Massachusetts Municipal Association expelled the ADL’s sanctimoniously-named No Place for Hate program. This made national and international headlines.

The ADL has never apologized to Armenians. ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt’s 2016 acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide came in a mere blog post and only after decades of deceit.

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