Chesler: What do we do with child barbarians?

Phyliss Chesler writing at Pajamas Media asks that provocative question about the four Liberian boys who raped an 8-year-old girl whose parents then rejected her, and Chesler got an earful in response.    Hat tip:  Susan and Paul.

Most Americans have no idea how different our culture is from cultures in the Middle East, central Asia, or Africa. If differences are acknowledged, America and the West are blamed for them. The barbarism, genocide, perpetual civil and religious wars, the cruelties of Sharia law (stoning, cross-amputations, be-heading), and the utterly tragic treatment of women, children, and the poor in the Third World– all are blamed on western imperialism, colonialism, and capitalism.

Not true–or so I have been arguing for years. Some barbarism is indigenous to a region. But even if it were true–what’s to be done now? Should we willingly welcome cannibals, gang-rapists, child-rapists, polygamists, (dis)honor murderers to our shores? 


Immigrants bring both their barbarism and their traumatized histories right along with them when they come to America. 

She goes on to describe what happened in Phoenix last week adding some additional details we didn’t know, and wonders what are we to do about this growing problem.

….. And what is our solution? To grant a token number of culturally “different” people immigrant status and then allow them to create parallel universes* of Hell on American soil? How many such immigrants can America afford to heal, re-educate, house, feed, and train? Can we do this in situ? Can anyone?

*One of the reasons we have created these parallel communities that Chesler refers to is that refugees and asylees are basically dumped off in big apartment complexes with their own kind.  I think the refugee agencies must consider that the politically correct thing to do.  If refugee families were assigned sponsors for a year and we did away with this cultural relativism crap (sorry!) so popular in Leftwing circles these days, we might not see so much of the barbarism unleashed.  If we are going to take refugees from cultures diametrically opposed to ours, we need to teach refugees what is acceptable behavior in the US and what isn’t.  WE NEED TO DEFEND OUR CULTURE! (Well, most of it anyway!).

Obama extended their stay! 

The other day I told you that many Liberians were only here temporarily and that they were to be deported to Liberia on March 31st.  Chesler found out that the Obama Administration gave them another year.

In September of 2006, the Department of Homeland Security announced its decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Liberians. This status allows people to remain in the United States temporarily, during an armed conflict or environmental disaster. In 2007, President George W. Bush granted Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). The grant expired on March 31st, 2009. President Obama extended DED for another twelve months.

Of course this has to be one of the most farcical immigration programs we have—who in their right mind thinks we are going to bring people here for a few years and then deport them when they are all settled in.  Heck, it’s hard getting rid of illegal aliens after they have established themselves, and these Liberians came legally!

Chesler wraps up her essay with this:

I do not know what to do about the child barbarians who gang-raped this girl and who live with Liberian families who will blame the girl, not their sons. Do you?

Last I looked there were 62 comments, many with some pretty straightforward suggestions on what to do.   (BTW, I am not the Ann in the first comment!)

Refugee Resettlement Support: a new blog

Update August 5th:  See another installment of this group’s how-to on refugee resettlement.  It brings a smile to my face because this is the type of initiative that could serve as a model everywhere in the US!

Refugee Resettlement Support is a relatively new blog a reader directed me to yesterday.  It appears to be a group of church people who sponsor one family at a time—a practice we have long advocated (instead  of the present, widely used method, of a contractor just dropping families off in a rotten neighborhood in your city).   Although they obviously get their family assignment from a government contractor, this Wisconsin group does all the rest.

One church or one group per refugee family would cost the taxpayer less and help assure the family would assimilate to America.  Ultimately one could get rid of the government contractor middle-men and families could be assigned to churches (or other organizations) directly from a state or federal agency.

The goal of this blogger, Jeffrey Kirk, gives me pause, however!

This website is dedicated to helping refugees find home. Together we can help resettle 10 million refugees by 2030 or sooner!

I’m wondering if “home” for a majority of the world’s “refugees” might best be in their own cultural comfort zone, in their own region of the world.

Check out yesterday’s post at Refugee Resettlement Support where they are giving a day by day description of the resettlement process involving a Burmese family of eight.  The family initially wanted to live in Milwaukee with relatives, but this group had a nice place picked out for them in their town.  The family ultimately chose the nice house and not the cramped apartment in the city.   Incidentally, this section of the post concerns me.

In contrast to the 13 people stuffed into a two-bedroom apartment in Milwaukee they will be living with 8 people in a three-bedroom house in Waukesha.

I think every city in the nation has laws about how many people can live in an apartment and I am sure the US State Department has contractual arrangements with the volag, Lutheran Social Services in this case, that would dissallow that crowded living arrangement.   So, I wonder why that might have even been contemplated.

I look forward to reading more of Kirk’s birds-eye view of the refugee resettlement process.

By the way, maybe some nice church groups could rescue the Bhutanese families in that crime-ridden neighborhood in Jacksonville, FL.   I doubt that poor Hari would have been murdered if his family had a group like this helping them get settled.