Got guts? France certainly does as it launches national pride campaign

To combat Islamic fundamentalism, the French government has announced a campaign to remind citizens that they are French!  I love it!  When are we going to be as gutsy as the French?    From the Mail  thanks to Islam in Action:

France is to adopt a series of measures to ‘reaffirm pride’ in the country and combat Islamic fundamentalism.

They include everybody receiving lessons in the nation’s Christian history and children singing the national anthem.

Using words which infuriated ethnic minority groups and Socialist opponents, immigration minister Eric Besson also said he wanted ‘foreigners to speak better French’.

He called for all recent arrivals to be monitored by ‘Republican godfathers’, charged with helping immigrants to integrate better.

His proposed measures contrast sharply with the situation in Britain where ‘citizenship education’ centres on multicultural diversity.

M Besson, who was born in the former French protectorate of Morocco, suggested a debate on national identity’ entitled ‘What does it mean to be French?’

He also reignited the debate about face and body-covering Muslim veils, saying they should definitely be banned.

As well as providing civic lessons for adults – including classes about the country’s Christian history and liberal political institutions – the government will encourage school children to sing the national anthem at least once a year.

They are deporting Muslims too!

Mr Besson defended a decision to send illegal Afghan immigrants – all of them Muslim – back to Kabul on charter flights organised in conjunction with the British government last week, saying there would be many more.

More than 21,000 people have been deported from France this year – with 27,000 the ultimate target, said Mr Besson.

Muslim terror plots abound, other blogs have it covered

Thanks to readers who have been sending us information on the recent foiled terror plots by Islamists in the US.  I have to say they are getting difficult to keep up with!

Other bloggers are doing a good job following the stories so let me direct you to those.  Jihad Watch has lots of information on the Detroit shooting yesterday, here.   Update:  Atlas Shrugs has more, here.

The Jawa Report has done a lot of research on the Halal slaughter house raid and its connection to terrorism, here.

CAIR has its nose in both those cases, so you should see Frank Gaffney’s “Why you should care about CAIR,” here.

Just to save the link (I’m not saying its terrorism related), I also direct you to the murder of the UConn football player story where a man who looks to be East African named, Hakim Muhammad, is implicated, here.

Elissa works for the International Rescue Committee in Thailand

I’ve taken down this post because I do believe that Elissa or any young (or old) woman should not be posting her photo and location in Thailand.   I continue to be shocked that the IRC doesn’t instruct its employees to be more careful about personal details. 

My apologies to readers who arrive here and wonder what all the comments below are about.  Also, Elissa’s post (not including the personal information) gave us an interesting insight into the selection process for refugees coming to the US and I am sorry you won’t be seeing that.

I know it’s fashionable to believe that everyone in the world will love you and be grateful for your good works, but I have no hesitation in saying I have a great fear for the rapidly expanding Islamic extremists (not to mention your run of the mill sex slavery rings) in Thailand and what they are capable of. 

Not every Burmese refugee is sweet and grateful, although I expect 90% are.  We have heard first hand information of Burmese Muslims lying their way into the camps in Thailand.  Some make it to the US.  Here I refer to the now-buried story of the Burmese refugee raping and murdering a little girl in Salt Lake City last year.

Call me scared for Elissa and for us!

Two more food stamp fraud cases; food stamp program history

Your tax dollars:

Last night two more food stamp fraud cases involving immigrants popped up in my alerts.

In the Detroit case, immigrant owners of a “party store” (whatever that is!) plead guilty to getting reimbursement from the federal government for $900,000 after giving cash to customers with food stamps for half that amount.

Then in New Haven, CT, the former immigrant owners of a convenience store plead guilty to ripping off the US taxpayer for $328,000 in the same kind of scheme.    What happens is that customers with food stamps want cash instead of food so they are willing to sell their food stamps for 50 cents on the dollar.  Then the store owners turn the stamps in to the federal government for the full dollar. 

We aren’t talking chump change and small rip-offs in these cases!   An issue that puzzles me greatly is, who taught all these immigrants to purchase convenience stores and small gas stations and then set up these scams?

If you are a regular reader of RRW, you know that this is a favorite subject of mine—actually any kind of welfare fraud—medicare, food stamps, etc.

How did the food stamp program get started anyway?

Before I get to that, whenever someone says to you that we are a nation of immigrants and that we took hundreds of thousands in the late 1800’s and very early 1900’s, one of the huge differences is that we did not have a welfare state.  Immigrants had to sink or swim in society from shear hard work and will.   Many who didn’t make it returned to their homeland.   A country cannot survive for long with an extensive welfare system and uncontrolled immigration.

The modern food stamp program which is growing by leaps and bounds only came into existence in 1962!  This program hasn’t been around forever.   There was a little one during the World War II years, but for 18 years after that, there was none.    Check out this lengthy wikipedia article for the full history.

Where are ORR’s annual reports to Congress?

Awhile back I told you that refugee use of food stamps was rising rapidly—way back in 2006!  But, it surely has grown even more today, since by many accounts only 20% of refugees are finding work.   So, I just now went to see if the Office of Refugee Resettlement had submitted any more reports to Congress which are required by law.  Look at this, they haven’t reported since 2006!  That is outrageous. I can see bureaucrats being a year behind but we have actually already finished FY2009!  ORR, what are you hiding?

Note to SRA International which has been contracted to sniff out food stamp fraud:   Don’t go after the small fries buying junk food with their stamps, but begin in “welcoming” cities with large immigrant populations and set up undercover operations in every immigrant-owned convenience store and small gas station.  Based on the reports I see weekly, just by googling, you should hit the jackpot!   

Next, go abroad and see what you can find out about who trains and sets up these immigrants to come here and set up these scams.   You might also want to investigate the E-2 Treaty Investors program.

Oh, SRA International and anyone else interested in more food stamp fraud cases, use our search function for ‘food stamp fraud’ and you will soon see a pattern.