Somali terrorist recruitment film turns up in Minnesota

The FBI is looking for more information about a 30-minute terror recruitment film aimed at English-speaking Somali refugees.  The report from WCCO-TV in Minneapolis (hat tip: a friend from Tennessee) doesn’t say where the FBI got the film.

The FBI is taking a close look at a video that uses slick production and anti-American messages to get young men interested in terrorism.

The Feds are trying to figure out how legitimate and significant this video is. At one point in the video, the narrator praises the men who’ve left the west to fulfill an obligation in the holy war.

The 30 minute tape shows Somali and Ethiopian troops fighting in July 2008.

Terrorist groups like Al Shebab, are using gunfights like this to lure young American men to join their cause.

Read more here, where local Somalis call the film B.S., and watch a short clip of the video.

See our archive on the missing Somali youths saga here.

Iraqi refugee issue is part of the social unrest in Europe

“Social unrest!”  Sheesh, I’m sounding like a mealy-mouthed mainstream reporter.  I should say that the refugee issue is part of the creeping communist movement spreading across Europe.

Worker’s Liberty (I’ll tell you about them shortly) has posted information on how you can get involved in a protest in Geneva later this month on the Iraqi refugee issue with a group calling itself the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees.  I can’t find a website for this group and links to a supposed website linked at Worker’s Liberty have been disabled.    Here is what they say:

The International Federation of Iraqi Refugees has called a protest on 16-17 April in Geneva about the plight of Iraqi refugees.

It says: The situation of the Iraqi refugees in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Pakistan, Iran and Europe is a tragedy. Many thousands of Iraqi refugees have resorted to begging, prostitution, selling their internal organs to avoid destitution.

European countries such as the UK, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany are treating Iraqi refugees without compassion. Many have been detained and locked up in detention centers across Europe. The Iraqi Kurdish refugees who have been lucky enough to remain free are being treated terribly. Iraqi refugees whilst waiting for permission to remain in Europe are being refused permission to work and are not given any money to support themselves leading many to become destitute.

Both the UK and Swedish Goverments have made agreement with the Iraqi Government to return failed asylum seekers. The Iraqi Government is trading Iraqi asylum seekers lives for financial gain for the KRG and Iraqi Government.

Read on, but you get the drift.

As for Worker’s Liberty, here is what they say on their “about” page:

The Alliance for Workers’ Liberty aims to build solidarity through struggle so that the working class can overthrow capitalism. We want socialist revolution: collective ownership of industry and services, workers’ control and a democracy much fuller than the present, with elected representatives recallable at any time and an end to bureaucrats’ and managers’ privileges.

We fight for the labour movement to break with “social partnership” and assert working-class interests militantly against the bosses.

Our priority is to work in the workplaces and trade unions, supporting workers’ struggles, producing workplace bulletins, helping organise rank-and-file groups.

Now is a good time for readers to review our posts on Saul Alinsky and his “Rules for Radicals” in our category entitled Community Destabilization.   What we see above, a uniting of the disgruntled (forming all sorts of ad hoc groups with noble sounding names) to bring about ‘social change’ through ‘social unrest’ that will ultimately lead (they hope) to what they call a “global social organization.”

But, what if those of us who believe in capitalism, individualism and nationalism didn’t take this laying down and created competing groups and counter-demonstrated.   These upcoming Tax Day Tea Parties might just be the beginning of such a movement.   As I have joked before, we could have ‘Regular Americans for America,’  or ‘Rednecks United’ (I love Rednecks), or how about ‘NASCAR fans for the preservation of Norman Rockwell towns.’

On a serious note to you commies, joining forces with Shariah-loving Muslims will be your undoing.   Their goal for the world is not the same as yours, they are just using you to disrupt the social order and in the end, if you succeed in overthrowing capitalist democracies, they will turn on you and eat you alive.

Somali chicken-plant workers are awarded $1.35 million for discrimination

We thought this was all settled last November, but the Minneapolis Star Tribune is just now reporting:

A federal judge gave approval for Gold’n Plump Inc. and an employment agency to pay $1.35 million to settle lawsuits alleging religious discrimination against Muslims at a chicken processing plant in Cold Spring, Minn.

The money will go to 128 Somali Muslims who claim that St. Cloud-based Gold’n Plump violated their religious rights by refusing to allow them prayer breaks during work hours, and to another 28 workers who said a St. Paul employment agency, the Work Connection Inc., required them to sign forms acknowledging they would be required to handle pork.

The amount awarded was previously said to be $365,000; now it’s $1.35 million. Is this a different lawsuit? Maybe Ann can straighten me out. In addition, there are these requirements:

In a settlement approved Tuesday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeanne Graham, Gold’n Plump will add a paid break during the second half of each shift to accommodate Muslim employees who wish to pray. The break is in addition to one early in the shift and lunch breaks required by law.

The Work Connection has agreed to provide offers of employment to the 28 job seekers who were turned away for not signing the “pork form.”

Thus progresses the stealth jihad.

Gaza is teeming with aid money, much going to Hamas

We’ve reported a number of times on the connection between UNRWA, the UN agency in charge of Palestinian “refugees,” and Hamas, the terrorist organization whose goal is to wipe out Israel. Today FrontPage Magazine has an article, Terror and the UNRWA, by Anav Silverman, that summarizes the vast amounts of aid money flowing into Gaza and the problems with it. 

In recent years, billions of dollars have poured into Gaza from hundreds of countries and international organizations. How much of that money has actually reached Palestinian civilians, effectively improving their quality of life and economy, has yet to be completely determined thanks to vague audits and on-line information.

Only recently, with a relatively silent international press, have there been questions from top political leaders, primarily from US, about the way in which the donor money will be transferred into Gaza.

Here’s a small excerpt; there’s lots more if you want details.

Jonathan Halevi, a former IDF intelligence officer who specializes in Palestinian terrorist organizations, recently told Fox News that he estimates that 60 percent of homicide bombers are educated in UNRWA schools. Past UNRWA textbooks blatantly deny the Jewish connection to Israel and are filled with anti-Semitic remarks.

In any case, the United States remains UNRWA’s largest sponsor, providing the organization with over 75% of its initial budget according to UNRWA‘s former senior legal advisor, James Lindsay. Lindsay, who served as an attorney for the US Justice Department for two decades asserts in his publication for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy which came out on January 29 that UNRWA is providing services to those who are actually not in need of them.

The bottom line:

As the Gaza Strip soon teems with money, world donors and leaders must ask the following question: Who will monitor the transfer of these funds and account that they are indeed effectively used for Gaza reconstruction and not for restoring the Hamas terrorist infrastructure?

There’s no way our government can effectively monitor the funds. We need to stop pouring money into UNRWA unless and until they disassociate themselves from Hamas. And that’s not going to happen.