Diversity is strength, or so we are told

I would love for someone to give me evidence of the much ballyhooed theory that diversity strengthens communities.    I swear someone just made that up and it is repeated so often that no one ever challenges it.  Well, almost no one.   We have a link at the top of our page simply titled ‘Diversity’ which we haven’t mentioned much lately, but this might be a good time to revisit it.   Be sure to read the first article reprinted there entitled “Bowling with our own.”

So what made me think about this today was this mention of a struggling Iraqi family in Rochester, NY.  Yes, same story, no jobs, resettlement funds running out, but this is the passage that attracted my interest:

Ahmed and Mahmood, the two teenage boys in the house, described in detail a terrifying incident they had during their first two weeks in America. The pair was playing soccer at a park across the street from their house. Two older African-Americans, one wielding a knife, approached them. Holding Ahmed at knifepoint, the two bullies absurdly demanded Ahmed to explain why he made fun of his mother. Ahmed, who couldn’t speak English at this point, dashed home with his brother afterward.

The episode terrified the children — Mahmood told me he didn’t leave the house for two weeks. Furthermore, the episode solidified in the kids’ minds stereotypes about African-Americans. The kids still seem to fear them and think they’re thugs, and after an episode like that two weeks into a foriegn country, well, it’s kind of hard to blame them.

This is not the first time we have heard of clashes between African Americans and refugees, even their ‘African brothers’, the Somalis, don’t get along with American blacks.   When plunking refugees down in a community, do the refugee agencies just project their own view of how we should all embrace one another no matter what our cultural upbringing is— that we should simply join in brotherly love because it makes the do-gooders feel good?

Oh, that reminds me, check out this thought-provoking essay at Gates of Vienna a few days ago about ‘deadly diversity jive.’

More on the leftist-Islamist alliance

Following up on Ann’s post yesterday with some additional material: David Horowitz’s Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left , written a couple of years ago, explains the leftist-Islamist alliance in detail. Jamie Glazov’s United in Hate: The Left’s Romance With Tyranny and Terror is more recent. Glazov is the editor of FrontPage Magazine.

Both of these authors have a deep knowledge of the left. Horowitz grew up in a Communist family and was a major figure on the American left. His book, Radical Son, explains his change of heart. As an ex-leftist, Horowitz is especially good at describing the mentality of the left, and its history in America. Jamie Glazov is the son of a Soviet dissident. His family moved to Canada when he was 9, but he is steeped in a knowledge and understanding of totalitarianism and its mentality.

CAIR wants legal protection for students questioned by FBI

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Minnesota is demanding protection for students being questioned in the Somali missing youth (former refugees) investigation on-going in Minneapolis and other US cities, here.

An Islamic-relations group says high schools, colleges and universities need to do more to protect the rights of Somali students.

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR-MN, says it’s received an increasing number of reports from students who say they have been interrogated by the FBI on Minnesota campuses.

The group says the interviews focus on allegations that Somali men have left Minnesota to go to Somalia and fight in that nation’s civil war.

Although CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land terrorist funding case, it continues to flex its muscle and scare law enforcement, and additionally in this case schools, into doing its bidding.

CAIR-MN Civil Rights Director Taneeza Islam said, “Students’ legal rights need to be upheld and they aren’t currently being afforded the only true legal protection they have when talking to the law enforcement-an attorney.”

In a letter sent to area high schools, colleges and universities, CAIR-MN called on administrators to “develop initiatives that protect students’ rights and provide them with a safe environment.”

Here is the irony, back in February CAIR attended a press conference on the missing youths and chastised law enforcement for not doing more to solve the case.   You can’t win for losing!     Don’t investigate and you are criticized, do investigate and they try to tie your hands!

Unfortunately the link for the press conference is not available, but this is what I excerpted at the time:

Kashif Saroya, outreach director for the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, called on law enforcement to investigate and resolve the appearances (disappearances) as soon as possible.

For new readers, the US State Department has admitted over 80,000 Somali refugees to the US in the last 25 years and then last year had to suspend family reunification because widespread immigration fraud was revealed through DNA testing.

Update April 11th:   Ms. Islam had more to say to the Voice of America, here.

But as the FBI continues to search for answers, Taneeza Islam says it needs to change its methods.

“The challenge is how do you build a relationship with a community when you’ve already started interrogating in ways the community is already fearful of,” she added.

Here is my question for Ms. Islam, what is the proper method for interrogation?   As I said above, you can’t win with these people.  This is all a big PR strategy on their part to undermine law enforcement.

Child abuse alleged at Nashville Mosque

Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs posted information (including an audio tape) and urges action by the federal government and the state of Tennessee to investigate charges of alleged child abuse and possible pedophilia at a mostly Somali mosque in Nashville, TN yesterday, here.

There is a first-hand undercover investigation being done in Al-Farooq mosque in Nashville, TN. What has been exposed is unthinkable.

Read Atlas Shrugs and listen to the audio tape.  Regarding the reference to the child’s “husband,”  for readers unfamiliar with precepts of Shariah law, advocates of Islamic law say marriage between older men and little girls is legal because Mohammad himself married  7-year-old, Aisha.   As a matter of fact, this issue reared its head in recent weeks in Afghanistan which has dealt women’s rights a terrible blow with passage of this controversial law.

We have previously written about problems in the Nashville Somali community.  Remember that the Somali Community Center was implicated in a federal grant scam, and subsequently changed its name  here.   Sources close to this case tell us that the FBI completely dropped the ball, and we wonder why.

For new readers, the US State Department has admitted over 80,000 Somali refugees to the US in the last 25 years and then last year had to suspend family reunification because widespread immigration fraud was revealed through DNA testing.