What gives?—the New York Times exposing problems with multiculturalism twice in two days! First, we have a story about Malmo, Sweden (we’ve written a lot about Malmo on these pages) and how the anti-immigrant tide is rising and then we are also told about how England is struggling with the same problems with the clash of civilizations, here. The NYT says the policy shift in the UK on Muslims is “ominous.” Really? For whom?
This is one of the dozens of stories about “refugees” in North Africa at the moment. In this case its about Egyptians trapped in Libya or stranded in Tunisia who want to go home to Egypt. But, guess what, there is no functioning government there thanks to American Leftists (friends of Soros) and union “leaders” who helped bring on the glorious Egyptian “democracy” revolution only a few weeks ago.
From the International Business Times:
The overwhelming flow of humanity – many of them Egyptians with no way to get home – is creating a humanitarian crisis, according to aid workers. Tunisian authorities are unable to cope with the sudden huge influx of people.
More than 20,000 Egyptians are now stranded in Tunisia, a refugee official of the United Nations told the BBC with a desperate need for food, water and shelter.
BBC reported that some Egyptian refugees were chanting: “We want to go home.”
All the people here are demonstrating because they want to go to Egypt,” an Egyptian refugee was quoted as saying. “All countries are sending aircraft to rescue their people – Turkey, Korea, India, Bangladesh – everyone is arriving and leaving except for Egyptians.”
Where is the Egyptian government?
“Where is the Egyptian government? Where is the Egyptian army? Where is the Egyptian ambassador?” one refugee at the border told AFP.
A reminder to readers, two prominent US immigrant and refugee rights organizations, CASA de Maryland and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights are both up to their necks in the Egypt mess because of their involvement with the Organizer’s Forum which helped bring on the revolution in the first place. Check out the Organizer’s Forum board, here.
*See update below*
Word is spreading through blogs and action alerts that the firebrand Muslim cleric, Anjem Choudary,* is coming to demonstrate for Islamic supremacism at the White House later this week. He says he will tell America that the Shariah is coming. Here is a report from the excellent Logan’s Warning blog to bring you up to speed.
As expected, Muslims across the world have started to lock arms in their quest to impose Shariah Law (Islamic Law) on all. For the most part, Muslims in America had confined this call to their barracks…..,errr, I mean Mosques and Islamic conferences. Now, in a brazen display of united force, Muslims calling for the adoption of Shariah in this country plan to march near the White House on March 3rd. The leader of the pack is the U.K.’s Anjem Choudary, a Muslim cleric.
Read on. And, note that Logan has a message for the likes of the revered Republican Grover Norquist (Shariah is compatible with the US Constitution!):
I have heard plenty of “Constitutionalists” stand up for Islam in the name of the 1st Amendment. These misinformed folks believe that Islamic law can co-exist with our Constitutional law. Does it sound like Sharia-loving Muslims care about protecting our Constitution? They only use its provisions against us, and if their movement is not stopped, they will throw the U.S. Constitution into the shredder!
Note that those organizing the pro-Shariah march also have a message at their website for the Far Leftwingers who think they are marching in lock step with Islamists to bring ‘hope and change’ to one big borderless world—-“Communism is dead!”
A counter demonstration is planned for Wednesday by the Alliance of American Patriots.
Two comments that caught my eye
Reader Devlon (at Logan’s Warning) had this to say—bring it on Choudary! (emphasis mine):
I think it’s just what we need. Let these loud, uncouth, untalented thugs march in front of the White House and “demand” that sharia replace the Constitution. Let them be aggressive and threatening. Let them hold up their signs that say ‘Behead those that criticize Islam.” Let them make their ugly faces and let them get violent. Maybe then, finally, Americans will wake up and stop telling themselves silly yarns about all cultures being equally good and equally bad.
And then this! Time to stop Muslim immigration:
And maybe their march in front of the White House will wake us up in a rude enough way that we shut the doors to further Muslim immigration to this country. If that sounds harsh to the libs out there, I would ask them to please point to even one predominately Muslim country where there is not mayhem and bloodshed, and the suffering of women and gays and non-Muslims.
*Sources are telling me that Choudary cannot get into the US, but that doesn’t mean that American Islamists won’t be out in force. I’ll try to keep you posted on the demo and counter-demo as it gets closer.
Update: The Daily Caller has an article on Choudary’s plans but note that he is referred to as a “joke” and a “publicity whore.” He may be both of those things but he also is dead serious and is saying exactly (albeit in inflammatory tones) what Frank Gaffney at the Center for Security Policy is saying with facts in their major report on Shariah in America, here. By making a joke of Choudary it serves to diminish what he is saying and sends everyone back to sleep! Do not go back to sleep!
If only it were so! But, I find this story in a Somali publication hard to believe. These money transfer operations are the backbone of Somali enterprise in the US (you don’t really think those little mom and pop trinket shops and eateries can survive otherwise do you?).
From the Suna Times:
Minnesota (Sunatimes) Somali money transfer companies (Hawala) in the United States of America are complaining that the US banks do not want to cooperate with them.
A year ago, the banks refused to accept money from the companies who help Somalis living in America to transfer their money to Somalia and else where around the world.
The US banks were worried that the huge sums of money deposited by the companies better known as “Hawala” would risk US’ security.
In 2009, some members of the Somali community living in the US were accused of sending money through those companies to Somali insurgent group, Al-shabab militia which the US believes is linked to Al-Qaida network.
Abdiaziz Mohamed, who is the manager of Tawakal Hawala in Ohio region said although the banks do not want to associate with them, they will do all that they can to convince them to accept their deposits.
Check out this website ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reduction’ to see how rapidly US population is increasing from all of our LEGAL and illegal immigration sources. Hat tip: Paul.
My only complaint is that the refugee number is too low. It is not 35,000 but in recent years has been in the 75,000 range. Obama this year asked for 80,000.
Makes you kind of wonder where the Lefty environmentalists are on the immigration issue. Shouldn’t they be concerned about all the houses, cars, schools that will destroy the environment and open space as the population booms? (Oh, that’s right, the environmental leaders like Carl Pope of the Sierra Club are Marxists and working with Van Jones to bring on the Revolution.)
That reminds me, wouldn’t someone please undertake to write some blogs on these other immigration programs—the diversity visa needs attention every day, as does the treaty investor program (food stamp fraud!), and how about someone please follow the student visa scam!