Here is a nice story that a friend just sent me about a Burmese family that is happy with their new life in Greeley, CO . I’ll let you read it all here in the Greeley Tribune.
But it made me wonder if they too have been brought there to work the meatpacking plant jobs at Swift and Co. that resulted in that huge controversy we followed back starting in 2008 (this is an early post). Longtime readers may remember that Somalis caused a huge turmoil when they insisted on special break times during Ramadan, then walked out on the job. Other ethnic minorities protested the Somalis. It was a mess. We have a whole category with 76 posts on the evolution of the controversy entitled ‘Greeley/Swift/Somali controversy’ for anyone wishing to learn more.
The article doesn’t say where the Burmese work but I’m wondering if Swift is further diversifying its meat packing plant there. If you recall they fired a lot of the striking Somalis who then moved on to Cargill in Ft. Morgan, CO. My theory is that the volags (supposed non-profits who have federal contracts to resettle refugees, some are churches!) and the US State Department are in the business of supplying cheap labor to meatpackers and other mega-businesses.
Then I was reminded of the likely honor killing where a Somali from Greeley murdered his sister in Ft. Morgan, here and here. I wonder whatever happened with that case?
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, refugee from Islam, and from death threats in the Netherlands, was interviewed by Mona Charen in a piece titled Misplaced Sensitivity to Islam. Charen reports:
Like other major liberal outlets, the Times has been utterly derelict in reporting about another aspect of life among American Muslims — honor killing.
When it comes to the brutal slayings of young Muslim women by their fathers, brothers, or husbands, the Times gets squeamish.
As Ms. Hirsi Ali relates, this misplaced sensitivity arises from the cult of multiculturalism, which would rather tolerate egregious crimes against women than offend Third World sensibilities. When the Said sisters, 19-year-old Amina and 17-year-old Sarah, were shot and killed by their father, Yaser Said, in a suburb of Dallas in late 2007, the story was buried. Though the father had been enraged by his elder daughter’s refusal to submit to an arranged marriage and by news that both girls had been secretly dating non-Muslim boys, the few stories about the case were careful to dismiss suggestions of honor killing. The Times failed to cover the story. (It was mentioned, briefly, in an opinion piece.)
Hirsi Ali gives several more examples of honor killings in the U.S. that were neglected by the media. (See our posts on honor killing here.) She goes on to plead for western feminists to help
the hundreds of millions of women and girls who are abused, mutilated, sold, traded, beaten, and hidden away in the Muslim world. “But the more pressing business is what feminists can do now to prevent an alien culture of oppression from taking root in the West. . . . This is what Americans can learn from Europe’s experience with Muslim immigration: we simply cannot compromise our own principles by tolerating honor killing, female genital mutilation, and other such practices.”
I’ve been so busy lately that I am days behind in posting good news like this! Oklahoma is looking to become the first state in the Nation to ban Sharia law in a preemptive measure.
From ABC News:
Oklahoma is poised to become the first state in the nation to ban state judges from relying on Islamic law known as Sharia when deciding cases.
The ban is a cornerstone of a “Save our State” amendment to the Oklahoma constitution that was recently approved by the Legislature.
The amendment — which also would forbid judges from using international laws as a basis for decisions — will now be put before Oklahoma’s voters in November. Approval is expected.
Oklahoma has few Muslims – only 30,000 out of a population of 3.7 million. The prospect of sharia being applied there seems remote. But a chief architect of the measure, Republican State Rep. Rex Duncan, calls the proposed ban a necessary “preemptive strike” against Islamic law coming to the state.
ABC and Leftwing lawyers may snicker and joke, but to those of us following the stealth jihad (see our category) in America this is good news.
By the way, I recommend everyone put Jihad Watch on your daily reading list.