Christian group wants “durable solution” for Rohingya Muslims

You would think there are plenty of Christians being persecuted around the world to keep these pressure groups busy for a long long time, but Christian Solidarity Worldwide is going to bat for the Rohingya Muslims of Burma.   We have an entire category about Rohingya because we have been following for sometime their lobbying campaign to be resettled in the West. 

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) just released this report from a whole 5 day trip to Bangladesh (below is from press coverage on that report):

New Delhi – Hundreds of Burmese Muslim minorities, seeking refuge on the Bangladesh-Burma border, are in dire straits, despite escaping brutal repression by the Burmese military junta, said a new report by the Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

The new report called “A people at the brink of extermination,” released yesterday, said Rohingya Muslims, who live in western Burma’s Arakan State are one of the minority groups that have suffered appalling oppression by the ruling junta.

The report quoted a Rohingya saying “The regime is trying to take away our identity. We will not be there in the very near future. Our prime concern is that we must not be eliminated …We are a people on the brink of extinction.”

The Rohingya are not going extinct.  They are spreading out throughout Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, China, Canada, Norway, and probably some are here in the US already.

CSW said:

“UNHCR and the Bangladesh government should try to find a durable solution to the problem,” said Roger, who was in the CSW team visiting the refugee camps.

When the phrase “durable solution” is used, that is UN code for resettle them in a town near you. 

Read our whole category on the strict Rohingya Muslims here.  In the very first post I did on this group I quoted both the Hudson Institute and Time (yes! Time) magazine on allegations that some members of this group are connected to Islamic terrorism.

Ft. Wayne, IN to get federal grants as refugee numbers continue to grow

Your tax dollars:

There is really nothing new here.  Ft. Wayne, IN has been struggling with a large refugee population for years and expects it to only get worse.

“You’re seeing the tip of a huge iceberg. This has been going on for years,” Rep. Mark Souder, R-3rd District, said of the issues surrounding the more than 5,000 Burmese refugees who have come to Fort Wayne. At least 800 new Burmese refugees have or will arrive this year, and officials said Friday that 1,000 to 2,000 Burmese refugees may be resettled here by the State Department yearly for the next three years. Fort Wayne also is home to refugees from Somalia, Sudan and other countries who fled religious or political persecution.

But, the pressure on the city may be somewhat relieved by the arrival of federal tax dollars.  A refugee center is being developed to expedite and streamline refugees’ enrollment into various welfare programs.

Finding one place where refugees can sign up for government benefits, connect with potential employers and access community resources has been the most crucial need identified by thousands who have arrived in Fort Wayne in recent years, as well as by the agencies that serve them.

That hope will turn into reality in a few weeks when the Community Resource Center for Refugees opens at 2826 S. Calhoun St., in the former offices of AWS. The center is being funded through $490,000 in 17-month, renewable taxpayer grants from the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement…..


Mitch Roob, Indiana secretary of the Family and Social Services Administration, also announced Friday that FSSA will set up a new office within the resource center to help refugees receive food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid. By law, refugees are eligible for up to eight months of benefits….

According to this News-Sentinel article the refugees were lured to the city of Ft. Wayne by its “welcoming” churches and the prospect of jobs that have since dried up.

Use our search function for more information.  We first heard about Ft. Wayne when the Health Department of Allen County was hysterical over the large number of TB positive refugees they were seeing and the general increase in expenses to handle large numbers of refugees in need of health care and immunizations.

Sharia law comes to Britain

We’re seeing it in Greeley, Colorado, in Minnesota, and other places around America: The quiet jihad, that gradually introduces Sharia law and forces concessions from the society in which Muslims have chosen to live.  Now comes a report from Abul Taher in the Times of Britain,

Islamic law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.

Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court.

Previously, the rulings of sharia courts in Britain could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary compliance among Muslims.

Nobody in government made a decision to set up Sharia courts. Muslims figured out how to use British law to accomplish their aim.  There already exist parallel courts for domestic law under something called the Arbitration Act.

Jewish Beth Din courts operate under the same provision in the Arbitration Act and resolve civil cases, ranging from divorce to business disputes. They have existed in Britain for more than 100 years, and previously operated under a precursor to the act.

So the Muslims took advantage of the law to set up their own Sharia courts, which have been ruling on some cases for a year. They have dealt with divorce, inheritance and domestic violence. Here’s what has happened:

Siddiqi said that in a recent inheritance dispute handled by the court in Nuneaton, the estate of a Midlands man was divided between three daughters and two sons.

The judges on the panel gave the sons twice as much as the daughters, in accordance with sharia. Had the family gone to a normal British court, the daughters would have got equal amounts.

In the six cases of domestic violence, Siddiqi said the judges ordered the husbands to take anger management classes and mentoring from community elders. There was no further punishment.

Funny that Sharia’s valuing of women as less than men doesn’t seem to bother the politically correct class. In the contradiction between Islam and feminism, Islam wins.

The Muslims who have set up these courts said that if the Jewish courts are allowed to exist, so must the Sharia courts. The British have no defense against this claim, since they are so “fair” that they cannot discriminate between Jews who wish to practice their religious in private, posing no threat to the larger society, and Muslims who wish to impose their religion and their legal system on the entire country, many of whom have been quite open about their goal.

It doesn’t help that high officials have been supportive of instituting Sharia courts:

The disclosure that Muslim courts have legal powers in Britain comes seven months after Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was pilloried for suggesting that the establishment of sharia in the future “seems unavoidable” in Britain.

In July, the head of the judiciary, the lord chief justice, Lord Phillips, further stoked controversy when he said that sharia could be used to settle marital and financial disputes.

There are some great comments from readers, including one from a Dutchman who says in his country fundamentalist Muslims are losing ground because the Dutch are fed up with them.

Kenyan Somalis to be issued with passports for anywhere?

I’m bringing this news to you from a blog for Kenyan Somalis, therefore I can’t say for sure if this blogger knows what he is talking about.   It seems that Kenyan Muslims are getting ready to go to Mecca in December but instead of getting restricted passports as in the past, they will be issued wide open passports.

I suppose this is one way to move along any malcontents who have taken up residence in Kenya.

Muslims travelling to Mecca for the Hajj will be issued with unrestricted passports valid for travel anywhere in the world, Immigration Minister Otieno Kajwang’ has said.

In the past, pilgrims applying for passports were issued with travel documents valid for one year and restricted to the Middle East.

“The restriction imposed on passports issued to Muslims travelling for the Hajj shall be lifted. Consequently, they will be issued with travel documents valid for 10 years,” Mr Kajwang’ said.
He was speaking at his offices, where he held a meeting with officials of the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem). The officials had an audience with the Minister to seek intervention to expedite the issuance of passports ahead of the annual pilgrimage in December. Supkem had complained the Government discriminated against Muslims seeking legal documents.

If this is true, it sure looks like the Kenyan government is saying, as it waves goodbye, “bon voyage!”

CAIR calls JBS Swift “uncooperative”

In this Denver Post story from Saturday we learn that CAIR and its handmaiden, the EEOC, have been trying for a long time to get Swift to cooperate with demands for religious accommodation in another of Swift’s plants but to no avail, so far.   And,  CAIR predicts a long haul in Greeley.   Hang in there Swift!    I can’t believe I am cheering for a meatpacker. 

A civil-rights group holds little hope that a week-old dispute between Muslim workers and their bosses at a Greeley slaughterhouse will end quickly, based on the company’s recent response in a similar standoff in Nebraska.

A mediation session between Brazilian-owned JBS Swift & Co. and the Council on American-Islamic Relations to discuss issues involving Muslim employees at its Grand Island, Neb., plant ended Wednesday without progress, CAIR officials said.

“They were completely uncooperative,” said Christina Abraham, director of civil rights at CAIR’s office in Chicago, which is handling both Swift disputes.

“Though we’re hopeful, the issue in Greeley may follow the same route and it could take years,” she said.

Notice how CAIR is labelled a civil-rights group by the Denver Post, what a joke.   This is the type of story that will continue to appear—bad meatpacking business screws poor Somalis who only want to pray.  I would have some respect for the Denver Post if they explored the issue of what the Somali workers are saying to the Arab press about the “Mexicans” in Greeley.  But they won’t.    Gates of Vienna tells us why:

News stories that pit one protected minority against another make the MSM very unhappy. Whether it’s Muslims and homosexuals, Eskimo seal hunters, or wife-beating Latinos, news items about conflicts between officially recognized grievance groups give the mainstream news services indigestion. There’s no way that they can shoehorn these stories into the dominant narrative — evil white heterosexual racist men against minorities, gays, and women — so they tend to leave them out.

Since our readership has boomed over the last week, new readers may want to use our search function for the word “Somalis” to begin to get up to speed on the community clashes with this huge immigrant group across America.    For a starting place on the Greeley/Swift/Somali story go here.