Black guy shoots Uzbek in Ohio, CAIR involved

We have written on several previous occasions about the tensions building in the American black community toward immigrants (white or black immigrants).   This is a case where you have to feel enormous sympathy toward the middle-aged Uzbek (probably a refugee) frightened by a gang at a gas station.

Cleveland Police announced they made an arrest in the shooting of a local man while he was pumping gas.

William “Happy” Neal [see his photo at the story link] was arrested on Thursday, July 3 for the June 20 shooting of Fazliddin Yakubov at the Superior Certified gas station located at 7608 Superior.

A Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) spokeswoman is quoted:

June 20th, some people were taunting Fazliddin Yakubov, 49, right before he was shot three times in the lower abdomen as he stood near a gas pump, said Julia Shearson, executive director of the Cleveland Chapter Council on American Islamic Relations.

People at the gas station might have mistaken Yakubov, who is a native of Uzbekistan, as an Arab because he spoke the Uzbek language and then recited a Muslim prayer in Arabic when he became frightened by a group of people milling around the gas station, Shearson said.

I don’t know why Shearson assumed these blacks were targeting an Arab, its likely any immigrant would do.  I’d be interested to know what the exchange was about.

Incidentally, two Uzbek men (refugees) died under mysterious circumstances in Boise, Idaho in 2006.  See that post here.     Anyone have a clue why we are bringing Muslim Uzbeks to the US?

Here they come! Immigration lawyers

Yesterday’s Washington Post had a lengthy article about how the Immigration law field is booming and law schools are cranking out hordes of young idealistic lawyers, often former immigrants themselves, ready to help not only refugees and asylees but illegal immigrants as well.

A subject that three decades ago was a secondary, technical field delegated to adjunct professors is booming at law schools nationwide. Elective immigration law courses taught by tenured specialists are filling lecture halls, immigration clinics are expanding and student groups devoted to the subject are mushrooming.

The momentum is partly driven by a high-profile, rancorous immigration debate. But it is also the result of an era of mass immigration that has fueled demand from foreigners and businesses seeking help navigating U.S. immigration statutes and has created a generation of law students intimately familiar with the issue, often because they are children of immigrants or immigrants themselves.