Matteo Salvini in the Dock, Again

Former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is facing yet another political trial.

Mr. Salvini is the most popular politician in Italy. He has been a staunch opponent of mass immigration, thereby earning the enmity of the Italian franchise of the Deep State. A couple of days ago the Italian senate voted to strip him of his parliamentary immunity so that he can be tried for his actions as Interior Minister, when he impounded an illegal migrant-ferry vessel, which his enemies have construed as “kidnapping”.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating the two videos below, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

The first video was recorded before the senate lifted Mr. Salvini’s immunity, during his visit to the island of Lampedusa, which is currently overwhelmed by the flood of migrants arriving in its port:

The second video contains excerpts from Mr. Salvini’s remarks on the floor of the senate after the vote to remove his immunity:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/30/2020

Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx recommended that people wear face masks and goggles to protect themselves from the Wuhan Coronavirus. Meanwhile, due to public outrage, immediately after it was enacted the state of Ohio withdrew a ban on prescribing hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19.

In other news, the mayor of a small town in France was badly beaten by youths after he asked them to stop shooting off fireworks.

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Follow the Science — NOT

The parallels between Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continue to accumulate. The latest example concerns the use of the drug hydroxychloroquine to fight COVID-19. Like President Trump, President Bolsonaro has publicly touted the value of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment. And, also like President Trump, he has been ridiculed for doing so and condemned by the media, which continue to denigrate the value of the drug.

The two brief videos below concern hydroxychloroquine and its use by President Bolsonaro. Many thanks to José Atento for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

The first video shows Jair Bolsonaro taking a dose of hydroxychloroquine and proclaiming its efficacy:

In the second video a journalist named Alexandre Garcia, who apparently works for CNN Brasil, describes the absurdity of the media campaign against hydroxychloroquine:

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Awakening My Inner Honky

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s open season on white people. Black Lives Matter, but yours doesn’t, not if you’re white.

Readers may recall Johnny Williams, a sociology professor at Trinity College in Connecticut, who reacted to the shooting of GOP congressman Steve Scalise three years ago by posting that white people were “inhuman a**holes”. He said, “Let. Them. F***ing. Die. And smile a bit when you do.” To drive his point home he used the hashtag #LetThemF***ingDie.

Prof. Williams was suspended by Trinity for his tactlessness, but has since been reinstated.

More recently, after the latest BLM fad took off, Irami Osei-Frimpong, a University of Georgia teaching assistant and Ph.D. candidate in philosophy — of all things — wrote, “Some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole… To pretend that’s not the case is ahistorical and generally naïve.”

The University of Georgia reviewed Mr. Osei-Frimpong’s behavior and decided that it warranted no disciplinary action.

It’s too early to say whether the more lenient treatment of Irami Osei-Frimpong is an outlier, or indicative of a trend. But one thing is for certain: the sentiments he and hundreds of other “activists” have been expressing are now being mainstreamed.

The “kill whitey” trope is nothing new — it has been publicly expressed in black radical circles since at least the 1970s. However, those who espouse it are now gaining significant political influence at the national level. All national political figures in the Democrat Party support the Black Lives Matter movement, as do all major academic institutions and almost all of the national media. Those same media outlets may not highlight the fact, but the same “mostly peaceful” BLM protesters they support are increasingly proclaiming their desire to assault, burn, torture, maim, and kill white people. Not just “racists” or “KKK supporters”, or “Trump voters”, but white people. Whites, it is averred, are irredeemably racist, genetically damaged, harmful to the species, and do not deserve to live.

Down there on the street, where the revolutionary communists — who are the organizing force behind BLM and Antifa — raise their clenched fists in silhouette against the glare of burning courthouses and police stations, the genocide of white people is one of the stated political goals.

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Except for my slightly olive skin tone — which probably derives from an Indian in the woodpile on my mother’s side of the family — I’m a totally whitebread guy. I have no rhythm. I’m a traditional nerd. I like meatloaf and mashed potatoes. I listen to Baroque music because I love the way it sounds. And I enjoy sitting around with my nerdy white friends making stupid jokes.

Worse than that, I’m a full-on WASP. And, now that I’m old, totally without redeeming social value. A straight old white man, certain to be in the first tranche put up against the wall by the Social Justice firing squad.

So I’ve been watching with interest the growing prominence of the “White People Must Die” meme in the fever swamps of the alternative media. It makes me think about other well-meaning traditional white people, the kind who have always been scrupulously non-racist and truly believed in a color-blind society.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/29/2020

A bed-and-breakfast in Michigan was forced to remove a Norwegian flag after people mistook it for a Confederate flag and complained. Meanwhile, according to a recent poll, 62% of Americans have political opinions that they are afraid to share.

In other news, a nurse from Kerala in India was run over and stabbed to death by her husband outside a hospital in Florida.

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A Triple Unsolved Murder: Unconnected Dots

Time and again police forces in the West “search for a motive” for the latest attack. The following essay was published at Liberty GB in May of 2013, three weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing. It exposes the handicap facing law enforcement if they have no information or training about jihad.

A Triple Unsolved Murder: Unconnected Dots

by Michael Copeland

On 12th September 2011 Boston police were called to a triple homicide in an apartment. Three men, stabbed in the neck, had bled to death. There were no signs of forcible entry: “It does look like the assailants and the decedents did know each other… it does not appear to be a random act”, police said.

The neighbours had heard nothing, even though windows were open. Some $5,000 cash was found in the apartment, so robbery was not considered to be the motive. Unusually, marijuana had been spread on the bodies. The incident was deemed to be some sort of drug-related killing, and was effectively left no further investigated. Police found no dots to connect.

The US police operate deprived of training about Islam. To someone who HAS looked at these matters, though, there are several ‘dots’ to connect. The killing, though reported on September 12th, actually took place on the evening before, the 11th. The observant will spot that that was the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Muslim jihadis go in for anniversaries. Osama bin Laden chose 9/11 because it is the anniversary of a dire defeat for Islam at the Gates of Vienna in 1683, when Ottoman forces, invading Austria in an aggressive jihad, were defeated by the timely help of King Jan Sobieski of Poland. That was a pivotal event: it prevented Europe from falling to Islam’s conquest at that time. Osama bin Laden’s spectacular attack was carefully timed to balance the account, and renew the world conquest by Islam.

It is not only the date of the killing that has Islamic significance. The victims, too, have a significance: they were Jewish, the race for which Islam’s texts command “animosity and hatred forever” (Koran 60:4), “Be apes despised and hated by all” (2:65), “…those whom Allah has cursed; who have been under His wrath; some of whom were turned into apes and swine” (5:60) and so on. There is no difficulty in perceiving the message there.

The method of killing has an Islamic significance. “Stabbed in the neck” seems to be a police cover-phrase for throat-slitting. Slitting the throat is traditional Islamic halal slaughter, as used for animals. In the Koran Jews are likened to donkeys (62:5) as well as apes. “As for the Jews, you kill them physically”, recommended Abdullah el-Faisal (Undercover Mosque, Channel 4). “Praise be to you, our Lord, you have made our killing of the Jews an act of worship through which we come closer to you”, proclaims an Imam on TV (“Voices of Islam”, by David Horowitz, Frontpage Mag, 16 April 2012). Throat-slitting is apparently a speciality of Muslims in Chechnya.

One of the victims, Brendan Mess, was keen on keeping fit and working out at the gym. The instructor there remembers one of his ace boxers introducing him as “my best friend”. Who was that ace boxer? It was a Chechen Muslim named Tamerlan Tsarnaev, fit, strong, and an accomplished fight-winner. As a youth he had been granted asylum with his parents and younger brother as refugees. He had been helped with state schooling, college scholarship, welfare, and so on, and was married with a young child. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, police found recently in enquiries that could have been made at the time, had previously been a user of alcohol, forbidden by Islam, and of tobacco, but since becoming a much more hard-line observant Muslim, had given up both of them. His younger brother, Dzokhar, apparently had been a user of marijuana. Tsarnaev had been observantly attending the Boston mosque (associated with hard-line jihadi speakers), and had a police record for being physically violent to his American-born wife to oblige her to wear the hijab.

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Sight Unseen

I paid a visit to the retinal specialist this afternoon (Masks on! Social distance, everybody!) and got an injection in my left eye to treat my wet macular degeneration.

This is old hat for me by now; still, it slows me down a little. Nevertheless, I hope to put up at least one more post tonight before the news feed.

After today I get to go two months before the next one, which is good.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/28/2020

Armed residents of Minneapolis have begun patrolling their neighborhoods and setting up checkpoints since the city council voted to dismantle the municipal police department. Meanwhile, more than a hundred police agencies have cancelled their plans to help with security at next month’s Democrat convention in Milwaukee, because the local police force has been hobbled by new rules on crowd control.

In other news, 65 out of 94 migrants who were rescued in the Mediterranean and brought to Malta have tested positive for COVID-19.

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The Joys of Italian Multiculture

The two videos below provide brief samples of what life is like in Modern Multicultural Italy. Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

Video #1: Bivouac in Milan

The area around the central railway station in Milan has become a more or less permanent encampment of culture-enrichers sleeping rough:

Video #2: Lampedusa

This is the prime season for people traffickers to ship their customers across the Mediterranean. As usual, Lampedusa is the preferred destination, and the island is currently overwhelmed. Some of the new arrivals described in this report are infected with the Wuhan Coronavirus:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/27/2020

Two migrants stowed away in the roof box of a British car after it arrived in Normandy, evidently thinking it was heading for the UK. When the stowaways were discovered, they were 100 miles further into France. The two men escaped, but were later caught by police. However, they were released without being charged.

In other news, mostly peaceful protesters vandalized police cars and set them on fire in lower Manhattan.

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A Somali Loses Control

Here’s a follow-up to last night’s post about a vehicular attack on pedestrians by a taxi driver in the Swedish town of Borlänge. In the comments on that post, Steen said that the attack was an instance of sudden jihad by a Somali. The ethnicity of the driver has indeed been confirmed as Somali; now we await confirmation of jihad as the motive.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from Fria Tider:

Somali Immigrant Behind Collision in Borlänge

July 27, 2020

The prosecution has requested that the taxi driver who drove into a crowd of people in Borlänge Friday be detained, suspected of attempted murder and aggravated assault. It concerns a Somali citizen, according to Nyheter Idag. He had an ongoing conflict with one of the people who was struck (by the car), but four others were injured.

On Friday evening a 30-year-old taxi driver was arrested, suspected of attempted murder after he drove into a crowd of people in central Borlänge

According to initial information, one person was seriously injured.

But now all the plaintiffs have left the hospital, and nobody has serious injuries, prosecution authorities write in a press release.

Today a request was made that the suspected man be held in custody for attempted murder and aggravated assault.

It concerns a Somali citizen in his 30s. He is registered with the tax agency as having immigrated in 2011, according to Nyheter Idag.

“One of the plaintiffs and the suspect are acquainted with each other from previously, and they have an ongoing conflict. The four were at the scene and were also hit,” says prosecutor Eva-Lena Jansson, who is leading the investigation.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/26/2020

Early this morning a man in Berlin lost control of his SUV and ploughed into a group of pedestrians, wounding six people, three of them seriously. The alleged suspect reportedly had a blood alcohol content that exceeded the legal limit.

In other news, in Knowsley Safari Park in England baboons were sighted carrying knives, screwdrivers, and chainsaws. There’s no word on whether any of them were claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance.

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Vehicular Attack in Borlänge

A taxi driver went on a vehicular rampage on Friday night in the Swedish town of Borlänge. Witnesses say he deliberately drove into and wounded a group of pedestrians, apparently targeting a particular young lady.

As usual, there’s no mention of ethnicity in this news report. However, there are two major indications that make it almost 100% certain that the marauding driver is a culture-enricher:

1.   He is a taxi driver.
2.   When asked whether there was any indication that the attack was “terrorism”, the police said they don’t think so at this point. In other words, the media and the police are at least considering the possibility of jihad, which makes it very unlikely that the driver’s name is Sven or Olaf.
 

So it looks like the driver was acting out of revenge, or some other secular motive, rather than waging jihad.

Many thanks to Kronans Martell (Ullis News) for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/25/2020

A mandatory mask law has gone into effect for British shops, but major supermarkets say they are not willing to enforce it, and the police federation says that police cannot possibly do the job. Meanwhile, a woman sprayed mace on a married couple in a San Diego park because they were not wearing masks.

In other news, 18 protesters in Portland are being charged with federal crimes.

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