Human Rights First wants Obama to designate an Iraqi Refugee Czar

I must say I feel just a tiny bit of sympathy for Obama.  Every single special interest feels that he is their man, they got him elected, they want a piece of him and by golly he better come through for them.

Human Rights First wants an Iraqi Refugee Czar in the White House and is calling for the resettlement of 60,000 Iraqis to the US over 2 years.    Well at least 60,000 is better than Refugees International’s demand for 105,500 (in one year).   Meanwhile only a small fraction of the 13,000 we brought this past fiscal year have found work.

WASHINGTON // Human Rights First, one of the most vocal advocates of the Iraqi refugees, is calling on president-elect Barack Obama to make good on his campaign commitments to displaced Iraqis by appointing an Iraqi refugee coordinator in the White House.

The New York-based group also wants Obama to hold the Iraqi government to refugee-related benchmarks, to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian aid to the region and to announce a two-year campaign to resettle 60,000 of the most vulnerable Iraqi refugees.

Do you ever wonder if all these groups sqaubble among themselves over these numbers?

Look out! Millions of “environmentally persecuted” third worlders may be headed our way

I kid you not!   A movement is underway to get the UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) to recognize the “victims” of climate change and have them designated persecuted “environmental refugees.”  

According to something called Climate Change Corp:

Millions of people are predicted to become climate refugees as global warming increases. A new international pact will be needed to protect their rights to live.

Here is a portion of this overly long article, if you want to laugh or cry you can read the rest yourself.

Global warming caused by human-induced greenhouse gas emissions has been linked to a host of environmental disasters. These include sea-level rise, flooding, spells of droughts and cold and other extreme weather conditions such as frequent hurricanes and cyclones. As such natural catastrophes push inhabitants to flee to safer places, environmental refugees are fast becoming an international security issue.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that there will be 150 million environmental refugees by 2050. The Institute for Environment and Human Security, affiliated with United Nations University, estimated the number of environmental refugees at 20 million in 2005 and predicted the number could be 50 million as early as 2010.

In spite of millions in danger of becoming refugees, at present there is no international law to protect their rights. UNHCR, the United Nations’ refugee agency, does not recognise climate or environment refugees as these categories are not included in the list of legal refugees under the UN’s 1951 Refugee Convention. The Convention currently defines a legal refugee as a person who has fled his or her country due to persecution by the state for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.

Anthony Simms, head of the climate change programme at UK-based New Economic Foundation, and the author of a book titled “Environmental Refugees: The Case for Recognition” argues that environmental refugees should be given UN refugee status as environmental displacement of people amounts to “environmental persecution”. Simms argues that developed nations should take responsibility as climate change comes a result of their policies.

So far advocates of traditional “persecuted” refugees are resisting adding the climate refugees to the mix.

For a little balance, our friends at Blue Ridge Forum have a post tonight to help bring some sanity back to the climate debate with an article entitled, “Exposing the Dangerous Deceptions of Climate Extremists” here.

Blogger launches petition to halt all Muslim Immigration to the US

Citizen Warrior, a blogger I didn’t know about until today has launched a petition drive to urge the cessation of all Muslim immigration to the US.  His letter begins:

The United States must change its immigration policies to exclude Muslims. Islam is both a religion and a political ideology, and its politics are supremacist. That is, the doctrines of mainstream Islam command the followers of this faith to work toward the dominance of their religion over all other religions and the dominance of their political system over all other religions. This is not some “extreme” or “radical” form of Islam. The supremacist doctrine is a fundamental part of the mainstream Islamic faith. Read more about it: Islam 101.

Furthermore, one of the basic tenets of the faith is that loyalty to Islam comes before loyalty to any government or country.

Read on.   To sign the petition go here.   (Note you can sign anonymously)

By the way, its been a long time since I posted anything in the category we called “creating a movement,” but this whole concept of taking action, like this petition, is critical to political advocacy.   The Open Borders crowd knows these strategies well having been schooled at the knee of radicals such as those I’ve been writing about in “Community destabilization.”   

You gotta just keep hammering and hammering!

Update a few minutes later:   I think this is very funny in light of what I just said about political advocacy.  I signed the petition and immediately got an advertisement for SEIU.  This Care 2 site is a very leftwing organizing site (animal rights, workers rights, etc.)

The SEIU is the Service Employees International Union which I wrote about earlier here.  It is also linked to Obama and the on-going ‘Blago’ scandal in Illinois!

You see, all these leftist radical types are into petitioning, so I guess we are now too!

The FBI is paying attention to Somalis in U.S.

A few days ago Ann expressed her hope that the FBI was looking into activity in Somali mosques, especially among youth.  It looks like they’re doing that. Sara Carter in the Washington Times reports today:

The FBI is expanding contacts with Somali immigrant communities in the U.S., especially in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, fearing that terrorists are recruiting young men for suicide missions in their homeland.

FBI Special Agent E.K. Wilson, spokesman for the Twin Cities FBI field office, described the effort as community outreach. Many members of the Somali community are concerned over disappearances, he said.

Ireland: Burqa-wearing immigrants have health problems

We have written previously that Ireland is taking refugees from Islamic countries and now comes news that Ireland’s gloomy climate is bad for burqa-wearing Muslim women. (Hat tip: The Religion of Peace)

From the Times:

MUSLIM women who wear the burqa in Ireland are at increased risk of pelvic fractures during childbirth because of vitamin D deficiency due to a lack of sunlight, a consultant warns.

Babies born to women with vitamin D deficiency are also more prone to seizures in their first week of life, according to Dr Miriam Casey, of the Osteoporosis Unit in St James’s hospital in Dublin.

A burqa is an enveloping outer garment worn by some Muslim women. In hot countries, enough sunlight gets through to give them sufficient vitamin D, but this may not happen in countries where there is limited sunshine, such as Ireland and Britain.



Casey said: “As we see a rise in the number of Muslims in Ireland, it’s going to become a massive problem. It’s worse in England whose Muslim community is older. There are already problems in the Rotunda [a maternity hospital in Dublin] and the paediatric hospitals.”


Having had some personal experience with the “troubles” that plagued Ireland for centuries between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland, I’m wondering  how the Irish are handling the Muslim influx.