Iraqi refugee who raped 10yo boy at Austrian swimming pool has conviction overturned

An Iraqi refugee who raped a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool, calling it a “sexual emergency,” has had his conviction overturned after a court in Austria concluded that the 20-year-old attacker may have been unaware the boy did not want to be abused.

The assailant, identified as Amir A., was taken to the Theresienbad pool in Vienna in December of last year as part of the integration process into Austrian society. He was also provided with a 15-year-old translator to help him integrate.

Once at the pool, Amir A, who had worked as a taxi driver in Iraq, dragged a 10-year-old schoolboy into the changing rooms, locked the door and violently sexually assaulted him.


The boy, known only by his first name, Goran, told a lifeguard he had been attacked, and the police were called. He suffered severe internal injuries and was rushed to a children’s hospital. He is still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

After the incident, Amir A. reportedly returned to the swimming pool as if nothing had happened, continuing to have fun and using the diving board.


The assailant, who came to Austria via the Balkans in September 2015, confessed to the rape, saying he had acted because of a “sexual emergency” as he had not had sex for four months. When asked if such actions were legal in his home country, he admitted he knew that such acts were forbidden in any country of the world,” Kronen Zeitung daily reported.

In June, a court found Amir guilty of grave sexual assault and rape of a minor, and sentenced him to six years in prison. A court awarded the boy’s family €4,730 (US$5,150) in compensation after prosecutors described him as suffering “profound despair,” the newspaper reported.

But on Thursday, the Supreme Court overturned the verdict and ordered a retrial, Heute reported.

The court ruled that while the verdict with regard to the serious sexual abuse of a minor was “watertight,” the written verdict on the conviction of rape cannot be sufficiently proved.

The new trial is likely to take place in 2017, until which time the 20-year-old will remain in custody. In the event that the charge of rape is proved in the new trial, the attacker could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison, Vienna Online reported.


The mother of the victim, who herself moved to Austria as a Serbian refugee, said her son suffers from severe panic attacks and can only sleep with the  help of medication. He “screams and cries” and is “often frightened,” she said, as reported by Heute.

There have been a number of reports of similar attacks by asylum seekers at swimming pools across Austria and elsewhere in Europe.

A 37-year-old mother and her four-year-old son were subjected to a sexual assault in the quiet southern Austrian town of Klagenfurt in March, Kurier daily reported.

Authorities in the Austrian town of Mistelbach issued a temporary pool ban for refugees following a sexual assault by a “dark-skinned’ man on a 13-year-old girl in June.  According to Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung, the girl was first followed by a young man into the women’s changing room. Once there, he forced her to perform oral sex. The girl, however, fiercely resisted and started shouting, forcing the attacker to flee.


V. Saxena reported this summer that an investigation into the State Department’s scandalous activities has revealed that officials at the department deleted emails showing that President Barack Obama either deliberately or unintentionally aided political groups bent on ousting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office during the nation’s last election.

Specifically, the Obama administration provided an anti-Netanyahu organization known as OneVoice with $465,000, and the organization funneled portions of that money to partisan political groups seeking to unseat the prime minister, according to the Washington Free Beacon:

The investigation determined that OneVoice redirected State Department funds to anti-Netanyahu efforts and that U.S. officials subsequently erased emails containing information about the administration’s relationship with the non-profit group.

Politico added that the State Department technically engaged in no wrongdoing, since the grant money was “used to further the Middle East process” as per OneVoice’s mission statement, “but shortly after Netanyahu called an election for 2015, the voter databases constructed with the grant money were activated for Victory 15, an unsuccessful effort to defeat Netanyahu.”


“The State Department ignored warning signs and funded a politically active group in a politically sensitive environment with inadequate safeguards,” Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said about these new revelations.

“It is completely unacceptable that U.S. taxpayer dollars were used to build a political campaign infrastructure that was deployed — immediately after the grant ended — against the leader of our closest ally in the Middle East.”

The general consensus is that the State Department screwed up again — just like it did with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom the department allowed to get away with using a private email on a personal server.

Except that this particular “mistake” seems like much more than an error in judgment. It has the hallmarks of a purposeful campaign to oust a man whom we all know President Obama detests.



This is so typical of our president, a man who hands our enemies $150 billion and then turns around and slaps our greatest allies right across the face.

I swear on the the day that he finally steps out of office, it will be more than just the American people who will rejoice!


Most Americans want Hillary indicted for email scandal – poll

Over half of American voters surveyed in a recent poll disagree with the FBI’s decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her emails scandal.

A survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on October 18 and 19 by the polling company Rasmussen Reports. Voters were asked whether they agreed with the FBI’s decision not to file criminal charges against Hillary Clinton, despite acknowledging that she had been reckless and potentially exposed classified information to hostile countries. The results were released on Friday.

Out of the voters surveyed, 65 percent broadly agreed that Clinton had broken the law by storing confidential emails on her private server, but only 53 percent believe the FBI should have filed charges, while 39 percent agreed with the decision not to. When split between Republican and Democratic voters, the survey found that 85 percent of Clinton supporters stood by the FBI’s decision not to prosecute.

However, 92 percent of Donald Trump supporters disagreed, mirroring the opinion of their candidate, who has been vocal in criticizing Clinton for deleting 30,000 of her emails rather than handing them over to the FBI. At one point, he even promised his rival that she “would be in jail.”

“If I win,” Trump said at the presidential debate held on October 9, “I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation.”
When asked if the emails scandal was important to their vote, 70 percent of survey respondents replied that it was, out of which 49 percent said that it was very important. Only 27 percent said the issue was not important to them at all.


According to the latest data from Rasmussen Reports, Donald Trump is slightly ahead with a 43 to 41 percent margin over Hillary Clinton. However, other polls have put Hillary in the lead.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted from October 14 to 20 gave Hillary 44 percent support, versus 40 for Trump. Rasmussen has been criticized for overestimating the popularity of Republican candidates in the 2010 and 2012 mid-term and presidential elections, and been accused of showing bias towards the GOP.

The 2016 presidential campaign has been an eventful one. In recent weeks, Trump has lost some supporters over remarks of a sexual nature made back in 2005, but has fired back with claims that the election system is “rigged.” If Hillary wins, some 70 percent of Republican voters believe it will be because the election was rigging by Democrats, according to the results of a Reuters poll released on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration has accused the Russian government of attempting to tamper with the Democratic campaign, a charge Moscow strongly denies.

‘Slaughter Donald for Putin bromance’: #Podesta15 emails reveal ISIS strategy diversion for Clinton


Newly leaked emails show that Hillary Clinton’s campaign team was advised to link Russian President Vladimir Putin with Donald Trump in an apparent bid to distract voters from Clinton’s strategy on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

The exchange of emails between Clinton campaign chair John Podesta and Clinton ally and columnist Brent Budowski was among the batch of around 1,000 emails from Podesta’s account released by WikiLeaks on Saturday.

In a December 21, 2015 email, Budowski slates Clinton’s position on fighting ISIS before advising Podesta to draw Putin into her attacks on US presidential election rival Trump.


Budowski’s email follows a discussion with Podesta on how to best position the former secretary of state on the issue of tackling ISIS.

Budowski warns that Clinton is not coming down strongly enough on fighting ISIS and that her support for President Barack Obama’s approach is a potential “death ray to her candidacy in a general election.”

“Walk back and escape from her statement that ‘finally we are where we need to be’ against ISIS. We are not where we need to be, we are far from it, most voters do not believe it, and when the next terror attack comes in America – which it certainly will – she will be branded in hot iron with that statement,” Budowski warns.

“She will never state what I believe we need to do – at least 20,000 ground troops with 3,000 American and at least 10,000 from Sunni Muslim nations – because she is consumed with keeping Obama’s goodwill and afraid of liberal backlash.”

Podesta counters: “Her reference was not to ISIS but to going after Assad diplomatically because of UNSC resolution passed Friday. We will make that clear. She has given two major speeches about how we are NOT where we need to be on ISIS.”

“That’s good, sooner it’s clarified the better, and the stronger the better,” Budowski replies, later adding: “Best approach is to slaughter Donald for his bromance with Putin, but not go too far betting on Putin re Syria.”


Throughout the campaign, the Clinton camp has repeatedly accused Russia of meddling in the US presidential election through its alleged involvement in hacks and leaks, despite the lack of evidence to support this position.

READ MORE:’Clinton campaign blames Russian hackers as Assange promises more leaks’

Members of her team have also openly accused RT of involvement in the Podesta email hack due to its swift reporting on the WikiLeaks email releases, which have been shared publicly by the website around the same time every day over the past fortnight.

On July 22, 2016, WikiLeaks released over 19,000 emails and some 8,000 attachments from the US Democratic National Committee (DNC), which formed part one of what the whistleblowing site called the “Hillary Leaks” series.

The release prompted accusations of Russian involvement in the hack from Clinton herself.

“We know that Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC and we know that they arranged for a lot of those emails to be released and we know that Donald Trump has shown a very troubling willingness to back up Putin, to support Putin,”Clinton told Fox News.

Meanwhile Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, also associated both Trump and Russia with the DNC hack during an ABC News interview in September: “He has openly encouraged Russia to engage in cyber hacking to try to find more emails or materials, and we know that this cyberattack on the DNC was likely done by Russia.”


Abraham Lincoln’s Lesson For Whiny Dems Complaining About Trump

C.E. Dyer writes that at the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday night, Donald Trump said that he would decide at the time whether or not he would concede the results of the election. The mainstream media jumped on Trump’s commonsense answer, but history proves them to be hypocrites once again.

In the 2000 presidential election between Al Gore and George W. Bush, Gore and the left asserted that Bush stole the election. Gore refused to concede the election, saying:

The effort that I have underway is simply to make sure that all of the votes are counted, and when the issues that are now being considered in the Florida Supreme Court are decided, that will be an important point. But I don’t want to speculate what the court will do.

Gore also said, “I am very troubled by a lot of the stories that have been reported,” in reference to his belief that blacks were being discouraged from voting.” He added, “Whenever you have allegations of those kind, that is a matter the entire country ought to take seriously.”

During a speech in Nigeria on Aug. 12, 2009, Clinton was still complaining about the results of the 2000 election and even claimed that former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida had something to do with fraud that was never proven after rigorous investigations. Sounds like quite the conspiracy theory; perhaps a vast left wing conspiracy…

Anyway, from Clinton’s speech:

“Now, our democracy is still evolving,” Clinton said. “We had all kinds of problems in some of our past elections, as you might remember. In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for president was the governor of the state, so I mean, we have our problems too. But we have been moving to try to remedy those problems as we see them.”

According to Clinton and the left, Trump should concede the results of the election even though she — years after investigations commenced and the Supreme Court upheld the results of the election — was still going around the world and refusing to concede the results…


We have proof of how bad voter fraud has gotten and we know, thanks to WikiLeaks and Project Veritas, the lengths to which the left has gone to rig elections. Trump’s answer was an intelligent and legitimate response.

It would be absolutely absurd for Trump to sound the alarm about voter fraud and rigged elections but then turn around and say, “meh, I’ll just roll over and accept it.”

Establishment Republican globalists — because globalists are one in the same and just use the two-party system to obfuscate from the fact that they’re all in on it — have rolled over and taken it for too long. That’s part of the problem.

If Trump and others believe that we have a serious problem with voter fraud and rigged elections — which we do — then there’s no way he should close the door on the possibility of fighting back once the election is over.

Before everyone starts clutching their pearls, he’s clearly talking about using legal means to fight back, just like Gore did in 2000. That’s what you should do if you suspect fraud. You shouldn’t just roll over and take it.

Republicans have rolled over and taken it for years and given away our country in the process. If we don’t fight now, especially if Clinton wins and it can be proven that fraud put her there, that will give our country away for good.

That’s what establishment Republicans want, and they have hidden behind the myth of “taking the high road” to get the American people to shut up and take it for too long. Trump isn’t an establishment Republican — and thank God for that.

H/T Zero Hedge

Mass cyber-attack cripples some of world’s biggest websites including Twitter, Spotify

A widespread cyber-attack was carried out against some of the world’s biggest websites on Friday, with users unable to access Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify and many others for over two hours.

Major DNS host Dyn says access to websites was restored following a DDoS attack early Friday, stating that “services have been restored to normal as of 13:20 UTC, following hours of outages online.


According to Hacker News, a “Massive Dyn DNS outrage” caused Twitter, Etsy, Github, SoundCloud and Spotify to go down.

No-one has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Other sites reportedly affected included Airbnb, Reddit and Vox Media. Users said they had a variety of issues, depending on their location, Tech Crunch reports.

SoundCloud thanked users for their patience” as the site returned to normal.


GitHub announced that the issue had been “resolved” and would continue to be monitored.


DDoS stands for a ‘distributed denial-of-service’ attack where a machine or network source is made unavailable for users by overwhelming the targeted website’s traffic bandwidth.


“Starting at 11:10 UTC on October 21th [sic]-Friday 2016 we began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure. Some customers may experience increased DNS query latency and delayed zone propagation during this time. Updates will be posted as information becomesavailable,” Dyn posted on its website.

The company said the attack primarily affected the “US East.” 


In a tweet posted Friday, Spotify said it was “having some issues right now and investigating,” while GitHub described the attack as “a global event” that was “affecting an upstream DNS provider.”

“GitHub services may be intermittently available at this time,” the site tweeted.

SoundCloud also tweeted that the site was experiencing “playback issues on iOS” but engineers were “investigating the cause.”