Hate Crimes bill is sending all chickens for cover

That is pretty much the gist of the excellent discussion going on at VDARE on S.909 the so-called Hate Crimes bill being pushed by the Obama Administration.  Frankly, I haven’t time to do the topic justice today, but I wanted to get the information out to you because it is moving very fast.

I was especially appalled to see that our MD Senator, Ben Cardin, is one of those helping Obama and Eric Holder shove this down our throats.  Cardin would like federal thought police to override the states’ law enforcement function.    Please read the coverage at VDARE  (lots of links to help you understand this free speech  issue) and contact your Washington representatives, that is, if you can find them.  Reports are that many are off on international junkets.

I have a question.  If this goes through and people with a white European heritage become a minority in a few decades as is predicted, will those folks then become the protected minority?   Actually, here is a better question, if a white Christian was attacked by someone professing to hate Christians (you know, say a Muslim) does the law also apply?   Just wondering.

Further thoughts July 5th:   Will Obama/Holder have a ‘hate scale’ to rank groups that hate, here?

Israel swamped with asylum-seeking Africans, government takes responsibility from UNHCR

I don’t know exactly what the significance of this is, and the article doesn’t fully explain it, but apparently the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had a role in determining refugee and asylee status in Israel and as of July 2nd, the government of Israel has taken on that role.

From Human Rights Tribune:

The Israeli Interior Ministry is taking over the process of Refugee Status Determination (RSD) from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on 2 July.

I can only guess that Israel wants a more determinitive role in the process as the country is flooded by mostly Africans seeking asylum.  I am guessing they are mostly Muslim Africans.

Some 15,000 mainly African asylum-seekers in Israel have put the regulatory, security and welfare response under strain, according to the Interior Ministry and UNHCR.

Israel does not have a refugee law, despite being a signatory to the 1951 refugee Convention.

However, regulations can allow asylum-seekers to work, and grant temporary protection and non-refoulement (a commitment not to force people back to where they came from).

About 200-300 asylum-seekers arrive each month, mainly overland from Egypt, according to the Immigration Authority and NGOs.

The UNHCR local office reports 14,766 asylum-seekers in Israel, while the Refugee Rights Forum (RRF – eight NGOs active in promoting the rights of refugees and asylum-seekers in Israel) suggests a number over 17,000.

Although Israel has been very good to refugees, it looks like there are some questioning Israel’s motivation.

UNHCR’s Tall said: “We must recognize the positive steps of the government of Israel regarding asylum-seekers. The ’open’ border allowing asylum-seekers to enter and the fact that the government of Israel allows them to stay are, in fact, positive measures that must be noted.”

Yaccov Ganot, head of the Immigration Authority, however told local media his aim was to reduce the number of “infiltrators”, by enhancing residential restrictions and making greater use of detention.

Egypt on the other hand shoots illegal aliens.

Nearly all asylum-seekers come from Egypt at night. Israel’s southern border is over 230km long and porous; only a low fence separates the two states.

Asylum-seekers pay Bedouin guides hundreds of US dollars to get them to the frontier where they risk getting shot at by Egyptian border guards.

In recent years hundreds have been wounded and detained while attempting to cross the border, and several have been deported to their countries of birth, according to UNHCR and NGOs in Cairo.

Others have been shot dead. In November 2008, Human Rights Watch (HRW) alleged 33 deaths of asylum-seekers at the hands of Egyptian soldiers.

Whatever happens this is Israel’s business and I sure hope that no one gets the idea to follow Malta (Tea party) Molly’s move of transforming Israel’s asylum-seeking aliens into refugees for the United States as she did in Malta.

Comment worth noting: another anti-CAIR demonstration planned today

Once again we have heard from Abdirizak Bihi, one of the Minneapolis Somali leaders who has criticized the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) for impeding the investigation into the missing Somali, former refugee, youths believed to have gone to Somalia for terrorist training.  See Mr. Bihi’s earlier comment to RRW, here.

Mr. Bihi is urging people to attend a rally today in Minneapolis to protest “CAIR’s bullying” and to stand up to whoever is brainwashing their kids:

Freedom Rally to Protest The Murder of Burhan Hassan And the Other Somali American Kids Brainwashed and stolen from their Parents as well as C.A.I.R’ Bullying

Stand Up for The Human Rights of Burhan Hassan and The Somali Kids Stolen in the Dark of a Night from Their Mothers Who Fled With Them to USA. They (Terrorists) snatched
The Kids and Thrown them back into Hellfire That Genocides Poor, Innocent Left Behind Somalis in Somalia.

Be Present. Keep Somali American Name Up
DO NO Let CAIR Patronize YOU!

Everyone who loves Freedom is Welcome.
Bring a Friend and Your American Flag!

When: Sat July 4th 09 (Independence Day)

Where: Brian Cole Center
420 15th Ave So, Mpls MN 55454
Time: 2.00pm (After Noon Prayer)
Please, Contact A Bihi 612 267-1016,
Mohamed 612 227-3801 or
Ahmed 952-994-0089
Let’s Walk for Life and Liberty. How’s that?

To readers new to this issue:   This is a big deal—it takes an enormous amount of courage for any Muslim (or any political figure for that matter!) in the US to stand up to CAIR!