This is just a note to let all of my internet friends know I will be away for a few days and likely will not have internet access. I enjoy getting your e-mail communications and just didn’t want you to think I was simply not responding. I should be back on-line by Thursday evening. Ann
Thanks to Brenda Walker, a VDARE journalist, for sending the link to a story from Milwaukee in response to my request for more information on this rape case yesterday, here. Here is what Walker had to say on Sunday.
Although this is 6 months old it is worth posting now because it highlights several troubling issues. From the Journal Sentinel in March of this year:
A 25-year-old refugee from Somalia has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a teenage girl he met at a Milwaukee library last year.
Abdiwahab Hussein was found guilty of the March 3, 2008, attack during a jury trial in December. On Thursday, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Carl Ashley sentenced him to 25 years in prison, followed by 25 years of extended supervision on two counts related to the incident. Ashley also sentenced Hussein to seven more years in prison and seven years’ extended supervision for two other counts, to be served concurrent to the longer sentence.
Ali Mursal, 23, a co-defendant who also is a refugee from Somalia, pleaded guilty last month and is scheduled for sentencing this week.
Hussein went to college and worked with a refugee agency! Which one?
According to statements made at Hussein’s sentencing, he spent much of his life in refugee camps before fleeing his war-torn homeland four or five years ago. Here, he completed two years of college and worked for a nonprofit agency coordinating programs for other Somalian refugees.
Even with some college education and an interpreter (is this why so many interpreters are needed in places like Nashville?), he says he couldn’t understand the proceedings. Yeh, sure, we believe that one.
Hussein has maintained his innocence. In a letter to Ashley and at his sentencing, he said he did not understand all that had occurred in court.
Ashley had appointed an interpreter and repeatedly offered Hussein the chance to talk about what his sentence should be. Instead, Hussein proclaimed his innocence and repeated that he had not understood the earlier court proceedings despite the presence of an interpreter.
His lawyer says he didn’t understand our customs! I know it’s their “custom” to rape in Africa but surely the refugee agency where he worked must have given their African refugees some training about our customs (our laws!) especially when they are to be employed by the agency. Which agency was it?
Jeffrey Gaines, a lawyer representing Hussein, pleaded for a lighter sentence, noting that Hussein was unfamiliar with American customs and practices. He said Hussein would be deported once released from jail.
“Where he’s deported to, I don’t know,” Gaines said. “There is not government and no civilized legal society (in Somalia).”
Fat chance he will be deported. There are others we have written about on these pages that should be deported to Somalia but never will be.
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.
Incidentally this article does not tell us how Hussein got into the US. Was he admitted as a refugee through the US State Department? Why does the article say he came 4 or 5 years ago, does no one know? Or perhaps he came across our border illegally and asked for and received asylum. Does anyone know?