USCRI is the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (one of the top ten federal refugee contractors). I just mentioned them yesterday, here, in a story about unhappy Iraqis resettled in Boston. Today I see they have two articles that continue the Rohingya resettlement drumbeat. It’s way too much to go into—we have 91 posts on the Rohingya issue going back a couple of years—but for new readers the Rohingya are Muslims who along with Christians are being pushed out of Burma (Myanmar).
Muslim Bangladesh doesn’t want them either. Some have gotten into boats and tried to enter Thailand causing an international outrage last year when charges were leveled at the Thai military for towing a boatload of asylum seekers out to sea. We have also learned that thousands are imprisoned in MUSLIM Saudi Arabia.
I’ll let you read USCRI’s two recent articles, here and here. The gist of all this is that they are pushing first for Bangladesh to take in the Rohingya and if that fails, and they know it will, the Rohingya should be resettled in the West. I’ve noticed the following line cropping up in comments from Muslims recently (even once in a comment to RRW) so it must be part of Islamic supremacists’ ‘talking points!’
It must also make all diplomatic efforts to find shelters for these stranded refugees in sparsely populated and prosperous countries of Europe and North America, and the Gulf states.
Calling all environmentalists (Carl Pope of the Open-Borders Sierra Club take note)—-what sparsely populated parts of the US might they be referring to?
And, finally, if all these drumbeat stories mentioned one thing I wouldn’t object so much. They NEVER mention one important reason why people (and countries including Saudi Arabia) are leery of the Rohingya. Some, and I say some, Rohingya have been linked to Islamic extremism with reports that Al-Qaeda-linked groups have recruited at Cox’s Bazaar (the refugee camp in Bangladesh). If only they would throw a line in these stories about the terror links so people understood the full picture, it would make these reports more credible.