Somali suicide bomber was from Copenhagen, grew up in Denmark

Perhaps you heard on the news that more than twenty, including graduating doctors, had been killed in a suicide blast in Somalia last week; well the BBC is reporting that the Jihadist responsible was a former refugee raised in Denmark.   Note to do-gooders: it is just one more reminder that Islamic supremacism trumps a good life and a bright future in the West for many hard-line devotees of Islam.

A suicide bomber who killed at least 22 people at a graduation in Somalia was brought up in Denmark, officials say.

Somali Information Minister Dahir Gelle told the BBC that the bomber’s parents, who live in Copenhagen, identified their son’s body from photographs.

Reports say he left Somalia when he was a child and spent 20 years in Denmark, before returning to Somalia last year.

He reportedly joined the hard-line Islamist group al-Shabab – although they have previously denied the attack.

Al-Shabab and other radical Islamist groups control much of the country.

The Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) also says the bomber was from Denmark, according to local media.

The Copenhagen Post quoted PET as saying the man was in his 20s and was “a Somali citizen who had residence in Denmark”.

“As PET has indicated numerous times in the past, there are people with ties to Denmark who have gone through militant Islamic training and radicalisation and who are involved in terror-related activities in several countries, including in Somalia,” a PET statement said, according to the newspaper.

The bombing took place at a graduation for medical students on 3 December in one of the few parts of the capital, Mogadishu, which is controlled by the government.

The students had been graduating from Benadir University, which was set up in 2002 to train doctors to replace those who had fled overseas or been killed in the civil war.

Three ministers were among the dead.

Almost exactly one year ago, our FBI brought home the remains of America’s first Somali suicide bomber.  I wonder if Denmark’s PET will do the same?

Is the Sierra Club’s sugar daddy running low on cash?

Sure looks like it.   But, don’t shed any tears for the Sierra Club! 

Why do we care?

The story is that David Gelbaum, also a big donor to the ACLU, was the man behind the Sierra Club’s decision years ago to take no stand on illegal immigration when it is clear to anyone with half a brain that millions of immigrants flooding America will have a negative impact on air, water, open space and just the general quality of life American’s enjoy.

For those ambitious readers interested in the twists and turns of Leftwing environmentalist’s strategy and their leaders, including Van Jones and Carl Pope, the Apollo Alliance and the Natural Resources Defense Council,unions and big business funders such as Gelbaum and how they have teamed up to open America’s borders, see my earlier posts here, here(Gelbaum featured in this post), here and here.

From the Wall Street Journal today, hat tip Janet Levy.

David Gelbaum, a major donor to the Sierra Club Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union and an organization that provides services to military personnel, said he would cut donations next year because investments in alternative-energy firms have “placed me in a highly illiquid position.”

Mr. Gelbaum said in a letter released Wednesday by the ACLU that he had donated about $389 million to the three groups from 2005 to 2009. 


Mr. Gelbaum, a major donor to the Democratic Party, didn’t identify the clean-energy investments, but Quercus Trust, the fund that Mr. Gelbaum runs, was down almost 57% over the 18 months to late November, according to PlacementTracker.

The Sierra Club Foundation received $47.7 million from Mr. Gelbaum from 2005 through 2009, according to the letter. The ACLU received $94 million over the same period.

VDARE posted this yesterday and I expect Brenda Walker, an expert on the internal Sierra Club policy battles of the last decade,  is working on something.

Classic case of schadenfreude for me!

Update:  Brenda Walker sends us links to articles she wrote previously on Gelbaum.  The article begins:

Just what is the cost to buy off the Sierra Club—once the most respected environmental organization in America?

A low nine figure sum does the job according to the Los Angeles Times in its story last fall about David Gelbaum, one of the key funders of the 112-year-old environmental organization. [ “The Man Behind the Land” by Kenneth R. Weiss, Oct. 17, 2004]

One answer to the “climate refugee crisis,” stop having babies

Canada’s National Post in an editorial today says population control is the real elephant in the living room and no one is talking about that in Copenhagen.  The Post begins:

The “inconvenient truth” overhanging the UN’s Copenhagen conference is not that the climate is warming or cooling, but that humans are overpopulating the world.

And ends its editorial:

The only fix is if all countries drastically reduce their populations, clean up their messes and impose mandatory conservation measures.

We’ve seen how that works over the last 40 or so years.  Educated people in wealthier countries have fewer children but third worlders crank them out.  Just look at Europe!  Since Islamic doctrine dictates that Muslims must take over the world one day, they especially have very large families and are spilling over the borders from increasingly impoverished Muslim countries.

But, politically correct multiculturalists in Copenhagen are too chicken to open their mouths about Islam.

My message to well-educated westerners—start having babies!  Lots of babies!

Update:  Doing their part, here.

Michigan couple may set new model for refugee resettlement

Jim and Karen Jacobson are now the parents of 12 children having just adopted 8 Burmese refugees.   To all of our readers who persist in supporting the failed model for refugee resettlement that we are witnessing in the US and which has become an even starker failed reality as the recession continues—no jobs for refugees, slum apartments, extended welfare benefits, etc—this is my answer to you.  I must say it bluntly—put your money where your mouth is!   Adopt kids or put one family under your family’s wing (or your church’s wing) and care for them and lay off bullying taxpayers into pouring huge amounts of government funding into resettlement contractors coffers!

Here is the story I saw this morning on a blog called Deacon John:

Jim and Karen Jacobson might describe themselves as ordinary citizens, but the Michigan residents have done something so extraordinary that they just may have set a new precedent in the U.S. adoption arena. After nearly 18 months of wading through the murky waters of bureaucratic red tape, they have become the legally adoptive parents of eight refugee children, all of whom hail from Burma, one of the most devastated and war- torn countries in the world.


Hundreds of Burma’s refugees who relocate to the United States each year have been orphaned by the violent war in their homeland. When the question arose for Jacobson and his wife, Karen, about whether to adopt four refugee siblings — who had previously received care through CFI in Thailand before arriving in the U.S. in the spring of 2008 — the challenges stretched down a seemingly endless road, one where no American had ever ventured before.


As possibly the first American family to adopt Karen children without foreign birth certificates, the Jacobsons are determined to let other Americans who live in or near refugee resettlement areas know that adoption can be an effective way of not only providing a stable and loving home for Burma’s refugee children, but to give them easier, swifter access to educational opportunities and even American citizenship.

Jim and Karen Jacobson now have 12 children and reside in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

We will never be able to bring all the world’s refugees to the US, NEVER!  We should only be bringing refugees that individual private charities are willing to “adopt” and financially and emotionally support until they are on their feet.  I can’t emphasize enough how accepting American people will be to refugees if they aren’t feeling like they are badgered into paying for them—there is nothing charitable about taking other people’s money for your “charitable” work (for you to feel good about yourself!).

I’ve told you about Christian Freedom International here and recommended to any reader wishing to financially support refugees to do it through this group and not any of the Top Ten Federal Refugee Contractors and their 300 plus subcontractors which I call the refugee industry!

“American Dream” elusive (also) in New Hampshire

This is a story I missed almost a month ago from Manchester, NH (Mr. Parker, you should have sent it to me!).  I only learned about it yesterday when I had a private e-mail from a woman whose daughter and son-in-law are both developmentally disabled and cannot get government supported housing (they have been on a waiting list for years) because Manchester is once again the destination for hundreds of refugees.

I say ‘once again’ because after a huge public outcry a few years ago and a city completely overwhelmed with Somali refugees, the city demanded a moratorium on resettlement.   Obviously, there is no longer a moratorium in place! 

Here we have Bhutanese refugees (we are taking 60,000 altogether) unable to find work, and based on the extensive comments, we have loads of local people expressing anger.  However, much of  the anger is displaced.  It should not be toward the Bhutanese, but toward a refugee resettlement system rotten to the core and in need of  complete reform.  Angry citizens*, direct your anger at the US State Department (the Obama Administration has set the levels for FY2010 of admissions as high as they have ever been since 9/11), the resettlement agencies including the pseudo-church government contractors, and at your state and local governments which can both say NO!

And, disregard the guilt-trips and bullying from “humanitarians” who attempt to place their values on you and expect you, taxpayers, to pay for their ‘good deeds.’

From the Union-Leader:

The American Dream hasn’t reached the living rooms of Pema Tamang and Bhakta Dhital. Job rejection letters and public-assistance checks have arrived instead.

“There are no jobs and nothing to do,” said Tamang, a Bhutanese refugee who arrived in New Hampshire last December.

The Concord resident worked three months at Walmart before his temporary job ended, and he hasn’t received one callback from any of the 150-plus businesses with whom he’s left applications. Tamang recently had his electricity turned off briefly after he fell behind on his payments.

“It’s not like I don’t like to pay for the bill, but I have no money,” said the father of two.

“I’m just trying to have a better time and a better life,” said Tamang, 27, who attends English classes twice a week. “I hope that this bad time doesn’t go like this forever.”

Refugees arriving in the United States in the past year have run straight into strong financial headwinds.

In New Hampshire alone, more than 51,000 workers went jobless last month, nearly 23,000 more than a year earlier.

New Hampshire had 561 refugees from nine countries settle here during the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, including 462 from the Asian nation of Bhutan, where thousands fled more than a decade ago and relocated in nearby Nepal resettlement camps. Since the early 1980s, more than 6,500 refugees have made New Hampshire their new home.

Refugees receive a variety of government assistance when they arrive here, including at least four months of rental help, as well as food stamps and medical care.

“Refugees historically would get jobs within three to six months after arrival,” said Amy Marchildon, director of new American services for Lutheran Social Services of New England, which settles refugees in the Concord-Laconia area.

“Now, it’s probably taking between eight and 12 months. Because there’s a higher competition for jobs, the refugees might be at a disadvantage if they don’t have the same level of skills,” she said.

Well, where the heck did the refugees get high expectations? 

Marchildon said refugees need to learn to become self-sufficient.

“I think a challenge for resettlement agencies is managing refugees’ expectations. Many, but not all, have higher expectations than what the service delivery is,” she said. “It’s a new system that they have to learn. Refugees have been in situations where other agencies are supporting them and keeping them alive and haven’t had to make decisions for them.

“The feeling we should be doing everything for them can be a blow when we’re trying to teach them to do things for themselves,” Marchildon said.

“With the downturn in the economy, the hope of starting their lives sooner rather than later is exacerbating their feelings of frustration and anger,” she said.

I hate to see this when a refugee agency spokesperson talks like they are participating in some sort of important psychological initiative by telling refugees they are on their own after a few short months.   These government-funded resettlement agencies are supposed to be public-private partnerships and should be putting their own additional funding into helping the refugees.  There is no law that says they can’t help support refugees after the government money runs out. 

They really ought to shut up about that—about pushing refugees out of the nest, so to speak—it makes them sound like they don’t even really like the people they resettle, and I’ll bet it makes the local people even angrier.  I imagine local people saying, what the heck, it sounds like these Lutherans don’t even love the people they bring to our city!

Be sure to read the comments at the Union-Leader!

We have written on many occasions about Manchester, NH, here are just three of the posts (here, here, and here).

Endnote:  For readers wondering why on earth we are doing this, importing poverty and unemployment, consider a method to the Left’s madness—learn about the Cloward-Piven strategy here.

*An afterthought:  You could also tell the Congressional Refugee Caucus how you feel about the refugee program, here.