Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/18/2018

Today’s school shooting was held in Santa Fe, Texas. A high school student later identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis brought a couple of guns to school and killed ten people, wounding at least ten others. Mr. Pagourtzis reportedly also brought pipe bombs to school, and other explosive devices were found at his home.

In other news, a new poll shows that the Sweden Democrats are at 23%, tied with the Social Democrats in advance of September’s elections.

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Civilization Jihad in the USA: The Practicum

The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.

— The “Explanatory Memorandum” (1991) of the Muslim Brotherhood

Twenty-seven years ago this month, the Muslim Brotherhood (el-Ikhwan el-Muslimeen) in America published its notorious “Explanatory Memorandum” laying out its long-term plans for converting the United States to Islam and annexing our country to the global Ummah. The document was used in evidence at the Holy Land Foundation trial that convicted a number of Ikhwan operatives in 2008 and sent them to federal prison.

The video below contains the second American installment in a series of documentaries on the Muslim Brotherhood by Zvi Yehezkeli, an Israeli journalist and filmmaker who is fluent in Arabic. During his undercover operations, Mr. Yehezkeli posed as a Palestinian journalist, and was able to visit with Muslims and talk to them about their plans for the United States.

As you will see in the video, the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan has not been thwarted. It has not been stopped. It hasn’t even been slowed down. Muslims who intend to make America Islamic are patient. They are willing to do their sabotage over a period of decades and let the process unfold until the United States joins the global Caliphate in twenty or fifty or a hundred years.

Mr. Yehezkeli’s work is every bit as important as the Explanatory Memorandum, but it can’t have a similar effect unless our public officials are made aware of its significance. This will only happen if you, the American voter, buttonhole them and make them pay attention to it.

I recommend downloading the video file, and/or passing the URL around. Insist that your congressman look at it. He wants to get re-elected — if you make enough noise, he will have to listen.

This report is of enormous significance, but it will only have an effect if it PROPAGATES. That relies on you, the ordinary viewer. Please do your part and spread it!

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

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The Crackdown on Identitäre Bewegung Österreich

As reported in the news feed last week, ten members plus seven other associates of the Austrian Identitaire movement (Identitäre Bewegung Österreich) have been charged with hate crimes. The article below from ORF Styria describes the legal action in more detail.

To a non-Austrian observer, the crackdown by the authorities may seem perplexing. A few months ago a new right-wing government took office in Austria — a coalition of the ÖVP (Österreichische Volkspartei, Austrian People’s Party) and the FPÖ (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, Austrian Freedom Party). The new government’s positions are very close to those of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán — that is, they oppose mass migration, object to the diktats of Brussels, and call for stronger border control. So why would they go after the Identitarians?

The government’s actions are largely based on the policies of the FPÖ and its leader Heinz-Christian Strache. However, the FPÖ is the junior partner in the coalition, while the ÖVP is the senior partner. All indications are that Chancellor Sebastian “Boy” Kurz is a cynical opportunist with no discernible principles — he saw which way the political winds were blowing in Austria and trimmed his sails accordingly. It seems likely that the crackdown on the Identitaires is simply a move to nobble a potential rival power center.

So what does Mr. Strache think of all of this? Throughout his career his ideological positions have been very similar to those of the Identitaires. If his opinions — unlike those of his boss — are held sincerely, the blatant crackdown on the Identitaires must surely not sit well with him.

Many thanks to JLH for the translation:

Incitement: Ten Identitarians Accused

The State’s Attorney of Graz has charged ten leading members of the Identitarian Movement — also estimated by Security as right-extremist. They are accused of incitement and criminal association.

As early as April, there were house searches at the homes of Identitarian spokesman Martin Sellner and co-leader Patrick Lenart. Now the State’s Attorney of Graz has charged ten leading representatives of the Identitarian Movement Austria (IBÖ) as well as seven other sympathizers with incitement and criminal association and to an extent, criminal mischief and coercion.

According to the authorities, most of the accused had already participated in 2012 in founding the “Organization for Preservation and Furtherance of Cultural Identity.” Besides the registered members there are a number of actively supportive sympathizers.

The rightist-extreme group is financed to a great extent by member donations. “The members see European cultural identity threatened by multiculturalism, liberalism and Islamization. The IBÖ and its activists are striving for the strict separation of peoples living in Europe, and reject the cultural ‘mixing’ of ethnicities,” says the statement from state Security.

“Islam and Islamist Terror Made Equivalent”

Since the founding of the movement in Austria, its representatives have attempted “to spread their xenophobic ideology through provocative actions, comments on the internet, demonstrations, regular local meetings, posters, as well as the sale of propaganda material by way of an enterprise founded in 2016 solely for that purpose.”

In the process, the prosecution explained, the group also made use of the public’s steadily mounting fear of radical Islamist terror attacks, in oder to represent Islam and any Muslim or Muslim group as potential terrorists.

Since the beginning of 2016, the leading members of the group have succeeded with often spectacular actions to raise the group’s public profile.

A “flourishing enterprise” has been built with their mail-order sale of uniform-like vests, jackets, pants and buttons, posters and stickers with the group’s logos, as well as books and tapes.

According to the charges, the goal of redeeming society has produced for two of the accused not only a regular income, but also the financing of some of the actions that boost the revenue of their right-extremist undertaking.

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Katie Hopkins in Molenbeek: “The Jihad Capital of Europe”

Katie Hopkins is a popular and outspoken British columnist and TV personality who has caused controversy with her reports on immigration, Islamization, and white genocide in South Africa, among other things.

Ms. Hopkins recently visited Molenbeek, a notoriously culturally enriched district of Brussels. While she was there she confronted the mayoress, and also caused outrage among the bien-pensants by referring to Molenbeek as the “jihad capital of Europe”

Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this Belgian TV report, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Below is the accompanying article, also translated by Ava Lon:

Belgium: Molenbeek “capital of jihad”, controversial report on Fox News

In a highly biased report, the ultra-conservative US channel Fox News presents the Brussels municipality of Molenbeek as the “capital of jihad in Europe”, provoking the anger of the mayor, Françoise Schepmans.

May 14th 2018

“Have you been warned that Salah Abdelsalam (the only survivor of commandos of the November 13 bombings in Paris) was suspected of terrorism?” The tone is set from the outset. The columnist Katie Hopkins, who is reporting in Molenbeek, calls on Françoise Schepmans (Reform Movement), the mayor of the Brussels district.

The latter is trying to explain that it’s not some simple local police officers who follow these kinds of individuals, to no avail: in her commentary live on the American Fox News, Katie Hopkins very calmly explains that the mayor didn’t do her job because she worries more about the votes of her constituents.

“Politicians turn a blind eye because they depend on the Muslim vote. This is why attacks have been planned in Belgium.”

Katie Hopkins, columnist on Fox News

The “worst bitch in the UK”

Katie Hopkins is not at her first rodeo. A former columnist for the English tabloid Sun, she has published numerous more-than-questionable outbursts about the obese (“lazy” according to her), redheads, the poor, and even migrants, whom she compares to “cockroaches”. The former British reality TV hostess has made hate a real business. So much so that she has been dubbed “the worst bitch in the UK”. An entire program…

This time, during her three days in Molenbeek, she explains that she was asked to wear the burqa. Katie Hopkins then buys a full veil on camera and changes in a quiet place. She doesn’t hesitate to explain that if Molenbeek is the “capital of jihad in Europe” it’s because the municipality has no fewer than 22 mosques. Islam, terrorism… follow her gaze…

After the report was broadcast, Mayor Françoise Schepmans reacted strongly. According to her, Katie Hopkins did not introduce herself as a journalist and the elected [official] swears that she didn’t realize that another person was filming her. Her interlocutor “had a well-planned scenario: she was in Molenbeek to demolish the town”.

More influential than a real journalist, still, Katie Hopkins is being followed by half a million subscribers on Twitter.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/17/2018

The Croatian government has warned the European Union that 60,000 new migrants are on the verge of breaking into Europe. The new wave of migrants will reportedly follow a route from Greece through Albania, Montenegro, and Bosnia to Croatia and points north.

In other news, Luigi Di Maio of the 5-Star Movement and Matteo Salvini of the Lega Nord have come to an agreement on a new coalition government for Italy. The remaining issue to be decided is who will become prime minister.

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László Földi: “The Majority of European Politicians are TRAITORS!”

The following panel discussion is from Tuesday’s Hungarian TV program “Szemtől szembe” [Face to Face]. The moderator is Balázs Somorjai, and the guests are the intelligence analyst László Földi and Zoltán Lomnici, Jr., a constitutional lawyer.

The discussion among the three men concerns the Great European Migration Crisis — its origins, causes, and intended effects. Cui bono? Who stands to make a profit from all these illiterate unemployable Muslim migrants, and how?

A civil, lucid, and reasonable discussion such as this one is all but unheard of west of the Iron Curtain. Many thanks to CrossWare for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/16/2018

Homeowners in Ireland are being urged to help ease the migration crisis by taking in refugees. The Red Cross advises them to give up their spare bedrooms for use by migrants to Ireland.

In other news, a Muslim woman in Oklahoma is suing the sheriff’s department for forcing her to remove her veil at the Tulsa County courthouse.

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Should Karl Marx Receive a New Colossus as a Memorial in Trier?

As we reported here the weekend before last, May 5 was Karl Mark’s 200th birthday, and his hometown of Trier held a gala celebration that day in his honor. Former Czech President Václav Klaus spoke that day in Trier at an event sponsored by the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany).

Rembrandt Clancy has translated and subtitled President Klaus’ speech, and includes an introduction.

Should Karl Marx Receive a New Colossus as a Memorial in Trier?

Marxism is coming back in novel forms and under new flags; this time, it is less red and more green and rainbow. Marxism is coming back as the revolutionary utopianism which rejects the capitalism of today as strongly and as resolutely as did Marx one hundred and fifty years ago.

— Václav Klaus

Introduction

by Rembrandt Clancy

On 5 May in Trier, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz), a Communist Chinese-funded memorial colossus was formally erected in honour of the ideological patriarch of modern collectivism, Karl Marx. The venerable city of Trier, Marx’s birthplace, was celebrating the two-hundredth birthday of the intellectual forerunner of modern communist experiments. Among the dignitaries in attendance was the socialist Minister-President of the Palatinate, Frau Malu Dreyer (SPD). Most distinguished of all, however, was Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and the supreme unelected representative for all of Europe. Also present was His Excellency, the Most Reverend Stephan Ackermann, Bishop of Trier, representing the once anti-Communist Roman Catholic Church. The German edition of The Epoch Times reported on the initial festivities this way:

It is similar to the dance around the golden calf: while some, with their eyes closed, celebrate that Red cult which claimed more sacrificial victims than both world wars together, other people wish to march through the city commemorating the victims.

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Already on Friday, May 4, at the grand ceremony in the Basilica of Constantine [Konstantinbasilika], on the occasion of the opening of the Marx Exhibition, EU Chief Juncker and also Malu Dreyer, Minister-President of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, walked up to the pulpit under the great crucifix in the Basilica [6 May 2018].

In addition to a silent march through the city, the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party sponsored an event held in the Best Western Hotel on 4 May; its theme, “Take Marx off His Pedestal”. Among the speakers was the economist and former President of the Czech Republic (2003 -2013) Václav Klaus, who in just a few words summarised how Marx’s influence in the contemporary world has been made all but invisible to ordinary people due to the aptitude of the ideology for changing its colour from red through green to all the colours of the rainbow. The subtitled video of the President’s speech, along with the English transcript, are presented below.

President Klaus, having experienced communism first hand in the former Czechoslovakia, identifies Marx as the father of political correctness, which itself is an attack on reason, or in the President’s words, “a struggle against individually responsible and independent thinking”.

The video includes only the text of President Klaus’ speech taken from the original copy found on the YouTube channel of AfD Rhineland-Palatinate.

Video Transcript

Should Karl Marx Receive a New Colossus as a Memorial in Trier?

May 4 2018
Trier

Translation by Rembrandt Clancy

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am really only a speaker, not a keynote speaker, right? I have to say that.

Many thanks for your invitation. I have never before been in Trier; so, today is the first time for me. Your city is for me an unexpected, absolute positive surprise. I have to say that very clearly.

I thank you for the invitation to this event. I wrote this in Prague very much hoping — but now I must say it as it is — hoping this event is only a recollection of Marx and not a celebration of him. Even the word recollection is not fitting. Our gathering today should be a warning against the trivialisation of the destructive influence which Karl Marx has had over the last 150 years, and, as it turns out, is continuing to have. For some of us it is incomprehensible. The unhappy experience of the 20th century should be sufficiently convincing and decisive for everyone. Unfortunately that is not so. Also for Herr Juncker that is not so.

I attentively followed all of today’s speeches. Everything has already been said. I am no expert on Karl Marx. I will not speak for long. I do not intend to analyse Karl Marx’s work or his central theses on this occasion; for that, there are other events. As a former academic, I am not given to simplified and superficial judgments.

Karl Marx was without doubt a significant and very influential thinker and ideologue. We must not oversimplify our present quarrel with Karl Marx. Marx was in any event an important representative of the social sciences — even though in my specialty of political economy he was only of secondary importance. He has not been quoted and taught in the field of economics for a long time.

I recall the statement made a half-century ago by one of the most famous economists of the second half of the twentieth century, the American Nobel laureate Paul Samuelson, who in 1968 said: Marx was an important social scientist, but “from the viewpoint of pure economic theory, he can be regarded as a minor Post-Ricardian”: “post-Ricardian” means ‘of lesser importance’ [David Ricardo (1772-1823)].* I recall this statement very well. This was a severe declaration for the times, and he made it on the occasion of Karl Marx’s hundred and fiftieth birthday. At that time, Karl Marx was, in my country — in Communist Czechoslovakia — still an important part of the official ideology. Today it is different. The star of Marx no longer shines nearly so brightly.

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Hamas and Its Lethal Games

This is a snip from the most recent essay of Colonel Richard Kemp (ret.), taken from his website. The note says it appeared today in The Daily Telegraph but this excerpt is from his own website.

Thanks to reader and contributor, Mark H., for mentioning the colonel’s name in our comments. I quickly went looking; quite a fellow is Richard Kemp, and a rara avis: an English Catholic. [He was taken to task for referring to Catholics in Northern Ireland as “taigs”. He said since it was a term he’d often heard used to refer to him, he didn’t realize it was problematic.]

HAMAS ARE USING THEIR OWN PEOPLE AS EXPENDABLE TOOLS. DON’T FALL FOR THEIR GAMES

Article published in The Daily Telegraph, 16 May 2018. © Richard Kemp

On Monday the Iran-backed terrorist organisation Hamas achieved its baleful objective when more than 50 people were killed. This is what it had hoped for when it dispatched thousands of Gazans, including women and children, to the border with Israel under orders to break through the fence. This carefully planned operation – which continued on Tuesday – had nothing to do with protest or the so-called right of return of Palestinians to Israel. It was only about grabbing headlines and creating a situation that the Israel Defence Force had to deal with by lethal force.

Knowing they cannot defeat the IDF by military means, this has been Hamas’s long-term strategy: to cause international outrage aimed at isolating Israel. Previously it has fired rockets and dug attack tunnels, both intended to murder Israeli civilians, leaving the IDF with no option other than to defend its people with force. Hamas’s use of human shields in each of these situations guaranteed civilian deaths.

Hamas has brought these tactics to a new and sickening low in recent weeks, making its human shields the actual weapons of war, with inevitably bloody consequences. This is the first government in history that has deliberately sought to compel its enemy to kill its own people…

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Read the rest at his site. I also recommend his sidebar, particularly for his analysis of the nerve gas attack in April. Given his background in intelligence, his view seems cogent.

There are a number of videos featuring Richard Kemp on YouTube. I may feature more in the future, but here is a short one from a talk he gave in 2016. Plus ça change…

By the way, when the Palestinian representative began to speak at the UN today, the American ambassador to the U.N. walked out. She gave that stormy move some feminine flounce as she made her way to the door.

And here’s an American point of view on the situation in Jerusalem from a retired foreign service officer – Jerusalem: Reality as a Foreign Policy.

Yay, team!

P.S. It seems that Richard Kemp likes Trump. Oh, the horror!

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/15/2018

Last night an “Oklahoman” named Taheerah Ahmad bound and gagged her three daughters, stabbed one of them multiple times, and then set her house on fire. The youngest daughter helped one of her sisters escape to a neighbor’s house where she called the police. By the time the police arrived, the mother had fled with the youngest child. The daughter who was stabbed is in the hospital in critical condition.

Police found Ms. Ahmad today in downtown Tulsa. The youngest daughter was unharmed. Her mother reportedly told police that she had found two of the sisters reading a book, and that made her angry.

In other news, a local TV station in Minneapolis has uncovered a massive welfare scam by Somalis that has funneled more than $100 million in cash out of the country.

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Mateusz Morawiecki and Viktor Orbán: “The Most Important Question Concerning National Sovereignty”

Yesterday Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán visited Warsaw to confer with his Polish counterpart, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. At a joint press conference afterwards, both leaders were adamant that they would not accede to the migrant quotas that the European Union is trying to impose.

In the following excerpts provided by Ruptly, the two prime ministers echo what Mr. Orbán said about immigration last Thursday in parliament after being sworn in for his new term as prime minister.

Many thanks to Ava Lon (Polish) and CrossWare (Hungarian) for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Eric Zemmour: The Growing Rift Within European Catholicism

The following clip from RTL features the popular French commentator Eric Zemmour discussing the recent decision by the Bavarian government to mandate the display of crosses in all public buildings — which caused heads to explode among European progressives.

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

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Congo on the Rhine

As we posted earlier this month, Beatrix von Storch, the Deputy Leader of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany), made the a video in response to an incident at an asylum facility in the southern German town of Ellwangen, where a couple of hundred African migrants attacked the police when the latter attempted to deport a Togolese asylum seeker. The police were forced to flee, and it wasn’t until a couple of days later that the authorities returned with overwhelming force and successfully rousted the troublesome culture-enricher.

Oz-Rita, who translated and subtitled the von Storch video, has posted a follow-up as part of a piece called “The Congo Rules the Rhein”. It includes a translation of an article about Ellwangen that Dr. Alice Weidel, the co-leader of the AfD, posted on her Facebook page:


Asylum seekers from Ellwangen
demonstrate against the police!
The height of insolence!

That knocks the bottom out of the barrel: In Ellwangen, so-called refugees from Africa demonstrated yesterday against the police operation last week. On May 3, 200 residents of the same asylum shelter charged patrolmen and so blackmailed the release of a Togolese man who had to leave the country. Meanwhile it became known that he could easily return to Germany after his deportation to Italy.

The audacity with which asylum seekers can now act is hard to believe. There is no sense of wrongdoing, instead there is the impertinence to demonstrate against the police after the latter have been violently attacked.

To make matters worse, the Togolese, who provoked the riots against the police, may after his eventual deportation to Italy reenter the country. Italy as the first country that the African entered illegally is also responsible for his deportation.

It is not acceptable for criminals to exploit the system of open borders while the rule of law seems helpless. An asylum seeker who violates the applicable law in a Schengen state must be deported to his or her home country.

Evicting Illegal Migrants from Patras

Greek police are removing migrants from illegal camps in the Peloponnese, which were set up in that location to make it convenient for the migrants to stow away on ferries bound for Italy.

Many thanks to RR for translating this article from the Patras Times:

A major police operation is taking place on Tuesday morning in the Greek city of Patras in the north of the Peloponnese — the police are taking immigrants out of camps illegally established in two abandoned factories, according to the local newspaper Patras Times.

The operation began at dawn, and involved 380 policemen and ten special police units, the report said.

More than 550 people were withdrawn from the Ladopoulos and AVEX factories on the territory of the old port; they are being put on buses and sent to camps for migrants near the city of Achaea, the newspaper writes.

The operation is scheduled to be completed within a day.

Patras is the main transport hub connecting Greece with Italy, and migrants try to get to the port and hide in trucks waiting to be sent to Italy by ferry.

In recent months in Patras there have been constant clashes between various groups of migrants; the criminal situation near the old port has worsened. A few days ago an Afghan man shot and killed a 20-year-old compatriot, after which several cruel fights took place involving dozens of migrants. On Monday evening, there were new clashes between groups of Afghans.