February 14, 2020
As Roger Stone is threatened with up to 9 years in prison on trumped-up procedural charges, conservative figures around the world are coming under fire from an unholy alliance of Deep State, Soros NGOs and violent left-wing Antifa, with the full complicity of the Media. Amen for the 2nd Amendment.
by Collin McMahon
In Italy, the Senate voted to revoke the parliamentary immunity of former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for refusing to let in boatloads of illegal migrants as part of his very popular "Porti chiusi" policy (Closed Harbors). Salvini could face up to 15 years in jail for "kidnapping" 131 illegal migrants on a vessel violating Italian coastal waters.
„The absurdity of this story lies in the fact that those who are after Matteo Salvini's head are the same people that last year ruled the country with the League and shared the decisions together with Salvini, " Davide Quadri, foreign policy spokesman of the Lega Youth, told Gateway Pundit. "Current Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was fully aware of the issue of the NGO vessels and supported the policy of his Minister of the Interior Salvini a year ago."
"What they have not understood is that this way they will not only make Salvini stronger, focusing the spotlight and the debate on him, while ignoring the real problems of the country," Quadri said: "These days the parallels between Trump and Salvini are strikingly obvious. These two leaders may disagree on some points, but one thing they certainly have in common: Because they are so strong and popular, the globalist Deep State can only try eliminate them via the judicial system, while the litigious left is in disarray."
"I am absolutely calm and proud of what I have done. And I'll do it again as soon as I get back to government. I swore on the Constitution, which provides that defending the homeland is the duty of every citizen. I defended Italy," Matteo Salvini said.
A host of Soros-related legal NGOs have been waging lawfare against Italy since at least 2012. The resources spent on this legal warfare have been enormous: In 2012, the Soros-sponsored Association for Juridical Studies on Immigration actually tracked down 17 migrants in Libya who had been turned away by Italian Coast Guard and filed suit at the European Court of Human Rights in The Hague on their behalf, creating a precedent that migrants had to be taken to Europe, or they could sue Italy for enormous damages.
In the Netherlands, a Freedom on Information request by De Volkskrant newspaper have revealed the ongoing hate-speech trial against leading Dutch Islam critic Geert Wilders was ordered by Dutch PM Marc Rutte despite the prosecutor finding "nothing illegal" about Wilders' statements. In March 2014, campaigning in The Hague, , Wilders asked a crowd of supporters if they wanted "more or fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands. The crowd said "fewer". Wilders responded: "We'll take care of that." This is now being charged as "racism" and "hate speech".
The newly released documents show that "senior members of the Dutch government - including the prime minister and two former justice ministers - applied political pressure on public prosecutors to indict Geert Wilders, leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV), for "hate speech"," Gatestone Institute reports. "According to De Volkskrant, the Public Prosecution Service found nothing illegal about Wilders statements, but (then-Justice Minister Ernst) Hirsch Ballin pressed the (prosecutor's office) on three separate occasions to change its assessment."
In Germany, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution secret political police announced it would begin surveillance of Alternative for Germany (AfD) politicians Björn Höcke, Andreas Kalbitz and Hans-Thomas Tillschneider. In Fall of 2018, Angela Merkel had fired the head of the Secret Political Police Hans-Georg Maassen for publicly criticizing her, and replaced him with Thomas Haldenwang, who has proved much more willing to spy on political opponents, as Gateway Pundit predicted in Nov. 2018.
Hans-Georg Maassen was fired for contradicting Merkel's claims that "gangs of neo-Nazis" had "conducted a manhunt on foreigners" in the city of Chemnitz after migrants stabbed three men in August 2018, killing a Cuba-German. The claims, which were echoed around the world by Mainstream Media including the New York Times and CNN, turned out to be fake news based on a single video by a source clearly labeled as Antifa.
Maassen then founded a conservative caucus within Merkel's Christian Democrat party (CDU), the Values Union. This week, the Values Union came under heavy fire after a new governor was elected in the State of Thuringia Feb 6 with the votes of the CDU, Free Democrats and the right-wing AfD party. Following an uproar from leftist parties and media, Free Democrat Thomas Kemmerich was forced to step down Friday. Then the left wing trolls and Antifa terrorists went after the Free Democrats, vandalizing offices and intimidating local politicians across Germany.
The speaker of the Values Union, free-speech lawyer Ralf Höcker, and his pregnant wife were terrorized, until Höcker announced yesterday he was stepping down from all offices and leaving politics due to "credible threats against the safety of my family." There has been no outcry from the media or international human rights organizations.
Leading German Islam critic Michael Stürzenberger, who goes out on sidewalks with a megaphone to inform about the dangers of "political Islam", and has often been attacked by angry young Muslims, has been hit with a deluge of lawfare as well. In 2017, Stürzenberger was almost sent to jail for reposting a photo from left-wing Süddeutsche newspaper criticizing the alliance between Adolf Hitler and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Amin al-Husseini, who is said to have suggested the idea of the Final Solution to Hitler, and later visited Auschwitz.
The charge: The article Stürzenberger quoted contained a photo of al-Husseini shaking the hand of a Nazi wearing a Swastika, an illegal symbol in Germany. Apparently what was fine for the newspaper was illegal for a conservative. Stürzenberger almost went to jail, but then won his appeal over this obvious double standard.
Last week in Munich, Stürzenberger was convicted of "hate speech" and ordered to pay a fine of 4400 Euros - even though the judge attested Stürzenberger had criticized the religion of Islam and not attacked Muslims on racist grounds. However, "passers-by who weren't paying attention could get another impression", the judge argued, and therefore convicted him. Stürzenberger told Gateway Pundit he will appeal the verdict. "My next case is even more ridiculous," Stürzenberger said. "We covered the license plate of our van parked in a cordoned-off area, to prevent Antifa from tracking down the owner and threatening or attacking them. So now I am being accused of defacing a license plate."
"There seems to be a major campaign ongoing in Europe to silence conservatives and especially critics of radical Islam", Middle East Forum head Daniel Pipes told Gateway Pundit. The Middle East Forum maintains a legal defense fund for critics of Islam which has defended people like Geert Wilders and organized events for Tommy Robinson.