Shelbyville opinion piece

Today reporter Brian Mosely penned a column to wrap up his series on Shelbyville’s Somalis and here is how it begins:

Over the past few years, this community has given a helping hand and opened their arms to the new arrivals from Somalia.


In return, many of these refugees have given Shelbyville the finger.

I guess that gives you a feeling about how the rest of the column goes.  Read it here.

To have babies or not to have babies, that is the question for American women

Who would think that author and columnist Mark Steyn would be in free speech hot water for writing about who is and who isn’t having babies.   Apparently Canadian Muslims complained to the Canadian Human Rights Commission when Macleans magazine published a chapter from Steyn’s book “America Alone.”   Us or Them blog describes the issue involving European demographics that has infuriated Muslims.  Read all about it here.   This is the gist of what Steyn said that prompted the action taken by the “five whiney muslims”:

A fertility rate of less than 2.0 means you are not replacing your population with each generation. When less than 2.0, your demographic group is in fact losing population and growing smaller exponentially.


Steyn’s book goes on to explain how muslim’s fertility rate is closer to 3.8. Add to that a proudly and loudly declared European Union open immigration policy in favor of muslim nations and you have a recipe for demographic conquest and the Islamification of Europe. America Alone is about the potential for muslims to conquer the entire European continent without having to fire a single bullet.

Earlier today I posted on recent statistics from the US Census Bureau that indicate the US population is increasing and a large part of that is due to immigration.

The Washington Post reported last week that the US population had indeed grown due to a complex set of factors including immigration.   But, women in America are still having babies.

For the first time in 35 years, the U.S. fertility rate has climbed high enough to sustain a stable population, solidifying the nation’s unique status among industrialized countries.


The overall fertility rate increased 2 percent between 2005 and 2006, nudging the average number of babies being born to each woman to 2.1, according to the latest federal statistics. That marks the first time since 1971 that the rate has reached a crucial benchmark of population growth: the ability of each generation to replace itself.

What I would like to see is a further breakdown.  Which women are having the babies?

Dhimmiwatch a few days ago reported that Sweden’s population is increasing as baby-producing immigrants pour in and the Swedes move out giving credence to Steyn’s thesis regarding Europe’s future and his ultimate conclusion that America will be alone.  Go to Us or Them now where the whole chapter from Steyn’s book that is causing the controversy has been posted and don’t miss the last paragraph!  

Judy and I have both read “America Alone” and recommend it to you.  You will laugh while you’re crying.  

For more on Sweden’s refugee problems, we have posted a number of times here.

American Education if Somalis had their way

Here is another shocking bit of information that came to our attention through the investigative work done at the Shelbyville Times-Gazette.    You will be blown away by this!    Hassan Mohamed gives a detailed description of how we need to change our educational practices to accomodate Somali students.  This document is linked on a St. Paul K-12 site, read the whole thing here.   Mr. Mohamed concludes:

In conclusion, these components which relate to the Somali tradition and the Somali student’s background will help the staff of the American schools get a suitable and successful education system for these new Americans.

What?  “…..get a suitable and successful education system for these new Americans.”   I know many of us aren’t wild about the education system we have but we sure aren’t going to support changing it to fit all the demands of Somali culture and religion as outlined in this document.  Imagine changing school policies to accomodate problems “circumcised girls” have, or printing the lunch menu in Somali so students will know that Americans don’t eat dogs (Hot Dogs on the menu).  

 BTW, anything to do with dogs is pretty much taboo in Islam, so get a dog or two!    I can just see it now, dog owners of America united against the jihadis.

Immigration fueling rise in US population

I’m planning to write more on this topic later today (hopefully), but just saw this and thought you might find it interesting.  The Washington Times is reporting on the latest Census Bureau figures.

A new immigrant — legal or illegal — is expected to enter the United States every 30 seconds by January, the U.S. Census Bureau says.


The agency estimates this foreign influx will increase the total U.S. population by one person every 13 seconds.


Immigrants were responsible for more than one-third of an estimated nationwide population growth of almost 2.87 million between July 1, 2006, and July 1, 2007, according to a census report released this week.

Go to the article here and check out the top 10 states with the greatest increase in population.  A quick glance tells me they are states with high refugee resettlement numbers too.

More on special government deals for refugees

Your tax dollars: 

Thanks again for the Shelbyville sleuthing by both paper and its readers.  Hat tip to Blulitespecial (again!).  Here is a link to the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s special deals for refugees.  If you go to our category ‘where to find information’ we had previously written about how refugees can get cars, houses and businesses with special government savings programs and microenterprise loans.

However, I don’t think we have ever written about the Employment Subsidy Program.

The Employment Subsidy Program assists refugees who have experienced long-term difficulties with assimilation. The program increases rates of refugee employment and decreases rates of refugee welfare utilization by providing employment services to unemployed refugees and wage subsidies to employers who hire refugees.

This is a lead in to another sentence in this ORR report, but it pretty much sums up the problem for American citizens who question the use of their tax dollars to bring the world to America.

ORR, seeking to assure that refugees are welcomed in their U.S. communities of resettlement with sufficient services to begin their new lives…..

…..will have all sorts of government goodies available to them (that’s my ending to the sentence).  In our public meeting in Hagerstown last fall this was of the greatest concern to those questioning refugee resettlement:  what about our own jobless, poor and elderly?

We have a whole category called ‘September forum’ about the Hagerstown public meeting on refugees. If  you want to follow it, please start reading at the earliest post in that category.