Update: Greeley, CO gets a Somali community organizing group

I’m going to try to not be so cynical and give you the straight news as I report on the latest from the Greeley Tribune

Graen Isse, unemployed Somali meatpacker has started an East African Community center in Greeley so the local folks can better understand their new neighbors.  You can read more and follow links to Graen Isse in this post a couple of weeks ago.  

A group of East Africans recently opened a community center in Greeley, which they hope will ease the integration of refugees and other newcomers to the city.

Isse is the one who told the Arab press that the Hispanics were to blame for the conflict at the Swift plant, so much for integrating into the community.

This little group of  Somalis want to get 501(c)3 status so they can get in on some lucrative government grants (oh gosh, I am already slipping into cynicism).

Graen Isse, spokesman for the East Africa Community Council, said the group is working on getting nonprofit status to allow it to apply for grants to further its educational programs. So far, the office rent and computers are being paid for by combined donations from the office’s nine volunteer staff members — all East Africans who are relatively new to Greeley.

You will see in that link I posted above that Isse is unemployed and was thinking about leaving town.   Amazingly he had arrived in Greeley (well-educated and speaking excellent English) and gotten a job at the Swift meatpacking plant just about a week before he and others walked off the job in the prayer dispute.     We have a whole category here on the Swift/Somali controversy.

The Greeley Tribune wants readers to know that the Somalis are here legally, but there is some question about that because the State Department has suspended a large section of the refugee program mostly because of immigration fraud over many years from especially Somalis.

An estimated 400 East Africans, who are legal residents under a United Nations refugee resettlement program, have moved to Greeley over the past 20 months, mostly to work at the JBS Swift & Co. meatpacking plant.

Then we have the obligatory wrap up from the Somali point of view about the grievances they have with the JBS Swift plant.   They plan on filing a complaint with the federal EEOC (CAIR’s hit man).

Warsame Ali, a member of the East African Community Council, said about 120 East Africans left town after being fired by JBS in September. The dismissals came after Muslim workers claimed the company reneged on a compromise to allow them a short break around sunset to accommodate prayers during the holy month of Ramadan. Company officials said they tried to accommodate the workers’ religious practices and that the firings were the result of an unauthorized work stoppage that involved about 300 Muslims walking off the job.

Dozens of fired workers are planning to file complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The workers claim they were discriminated against and harassed at the Greeley plant.

Apparently it doesn’t matter if there is work in Greeley because Somalis keep coming to this welcoming town.   The Trib, above, told us there are 400 Somalis but this new group says 1000.

Despite the problems, Ali said that each day a few more East Africans come to Greeley seeking work. He estimates that there may be as many as 1,000 in the city, since many of them are students or elders who live with family members who work at Swift.

Read on and learn how the Somalis promote Sharia finance.

I think it’s interesting that we have gotten in on the ground level and will have a view from the beginning of how an American town succumbs to Islamization.

And, it is ironic that it is Greeley, CO, the American town that inspired one of the original leaders of  modern day radical Islam.   I assure you that Isse is well aware of Greeley’s role in the rise of  Islam, here.

Communism had Karl Marx. Al Qaedaism has Sayed Qtub. Who’s he, most people would ask. The ideology that nurtured modern Islamic extremism, and spawned every violent movement from Hezbollah to al Qaeda, was born in 1952 when Qtub, an Egyptian writer, returned from studying American literature at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo.

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