Italy: if it weren’t so tragic it would be funny

I just now wrote a post about why Europe was in deep trouble as it bends over backward to accommodate Shariah Law and along comes this little story from Italy.

From adnkronos:

Treviso, 22 August (AKI) – The second wife of a longterm Muslim immigrant in Italy has reported her husband to police after authorities allowed his first wife to join the household in the northern city of Treviso from Senegal [a largely Muslim country—ed].

The 45-year-old immigrant’s second wife, who has twin daughters of eight with him reportedly cannot countenance living with him, his second wife and their two sons of 15 and 16 with his first wife.

The man, who has lived in Italy for over a decade, runs little risk of prosecution for bigamy, however.

Under Italian law, bigamist long-term immigrants are allowed to bring more than one wife to live with them in their adoptive country provided they are ‘integrated’.

Whatever the hell “integrated” means!

Time running out for Europe: Muslim no-go zones spreading fast

Here is a good post published at Hudson New York which actually lists the cities and sections of cities either already off limits to non-Muslims or those the Islamists are in the process of pushing toward Shariah Law.

Author Soeren Kern:

Islamic extremists are stepping up the creation of “no-go” areas in European cities that are off-limits to non-Muslims.

Many of the “no-go” zones function as microstates governed by Islamic Sharia law. Host-country authorities effectively have lost control in these areas and in many instances are unable to provide even basic public aid such as police, fire fighting and ambulance services.

The “no-go” areas are the by-product of decades of multicultural policies that have encouraged Muslim immigrants to create parallel societies and remain segregated rather than become integrated into their European host nations.

In Britain, for example, a Muslim group called Muslims Against the Crusades has launched a campaign to turn twelve British cities – including what it calls “Londonistan” – into independent Islamic states. The so-called Islamic Emirates would function as autonomous enclaves ruled by Islamic Sharia law and operate entirely outside British jurisprudence.

The Islamic Emirates Project names the British cities of Birmingham, Bradford, Derby, Dewsbury, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Sheffield, as well as Waltham Forest in northeast London and Tower Hamlets in East London as territories to be targeted for blanket Sharia rule.

Read the whole article and its links.  Author Kern ends with this:

According to the Malmö-based Imam Adly Abu Hajar: “Sweden is the best Islamic state.”

Norway appears to be missing from this recitation.

So, why is this not happening in the US?  We hear a lot of b.s. about how Muslims integrate better into the US, but there are only two simple reasons it’s not happening yet—our Muslim population has not yet increased enough for them to pull this off.  And….we have people willing to protest and speak up against it!   Viva la Tea Party!

Alert! Bhutanese refugee missing in Maryland

I just got an alert that a Bhutanese young woman is missing in Prince George’s County, MD.  She is 24-year-old Abi Sarki, and she has been missing for three weeks.  (Wonder what took so long to figure out she was missing?)

Here is her description from a missing persons poster:

Age: 24 DOB: 10/03/1986
Sex: Female
Race: White
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Height: 501
Weight: 100
Missing From: Riverdale, Prince George’s County,
Missing Since: 07/26/2011
Details: Abi Sarki has been missing from
Riverdale, Prince George’s County, Maryland
since July 26, 2011. She has a birthmark in the
upper middle portion of her back.

For readers outside of Maryland, PG County can be a rough place to live.

Immigrants send money back home, prop up world economies…..

….but what about the US economy?

Every article I see on the subject of remittances casts the practice in glowing terms—isn’t it great we are told, the immigrants work hard to send money to their family members back home.  But, doesn’t that have a negative impact on the US economy?  That money isn’t being spent here when it’s sent to El Salvador or Somalia or wherever, therefore its not generating new jobs, right?  (Remember Obama is supposedly trying to put more money into circulation to stimulate spending!).

Recently, doing research on the Sanctuary Movement, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and the large number of Salvadorans in and around Washington, DC, I came across a piece in the New York Times where Pres. George Bush was positively gleeful to extend TPS for Salvadorans here illegally so they could continue to send money to El Salvador and thus prop up that economy.  Ten years later we are still extending TPS so we can support El Salvador.

Now I see Somalis working abroad are sending a billion dollars a year back to Africa.  But, American banks want nothing to do with making sure the money doesn’t end up in the hands of terrorists.

From the Columbus Dispatch:

Thousands of Columbus Somalis send millions of dollars home each year to family members struggling to survive after two decades of bloodshed.

But banks in Ohio want no part of that business.

Banks, including Huntington National Bank, Key Bank and PNC, do not accept accounts from companies that electronically transmit money to Somalia, fearing that the money could end up in the hands of terrorists.

That upsets Hersi Suleiman, the Chicago-based regional manager of Amal USA, a money-transfer company that has outlets in Columbus and electronically transmits $3 million a year from Columbus to Somalia.

Worldwide, the Somali diaspora sends $1 billion home each year, he said.

And, you can bet that much of this money is being sent through illegal money transfer (is that what is going on in the backrooms of all those little Somali shops popping up everywhere?).

Many Somalis pulled their money out of local banks after they stopped dealing with money transmitters, Tiberi said.

Until there is a fix, Levine, the D.C. lawyer, said some people might turn to illicit, unlicensed money transmitters.

“Underground transmitters threaten the security of the United States,” he said.

Read it all and think about it—more immigrants employed and sending money abroad means the money isn’t spent at the local appliance dealer or other local retailers.

Immigrant food stamp scammer helps Obama stimulate the economy!

Here is one more case* of a Middle Easterner running a convenience store and ripping off the US taxpayer, but to hear Obama’s Secretary of Agriculture say food stamp transactions stimulate the economy, maybe we should be thanking this guy for helping pour more cash into the economy!

From AP:

Providence (AP) – A former 7-Eleven franchisee in Rhode Island has been accused of taking food stamp benefits for cash at his Providence convenience store.

A complaint unsealed on Friday in U.S. District Court in Providence says 43-year-old Syed Shah [not named Mohammed this time!] charged an undercover investigator $60 in food stamps for $40 in cash. The complaint does not disclose how much investigators believe Shah fraudulently pocketed in food stamp benefits. Investigators say food stamp redemptions at his store skyrocketed from $228,000 in 2008 to nearly $1 million last year.


Authorities say the average monthly food stamp redemption at Shah’s store was $69,025, compared with a combined monthly redemption average of $8,770 at the other five 7-Eleven franchises in the area.

Now here is Obama’s Secretary of Agriculture telling us how Food Stamps stimulate the economy through the redistribution of wealth—your wealth!

I should point out, when you talk about the SNAP program or the foot stamp program, you have to recognize that it’s also an economic stimulus. Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity. If people are able to buy a little more in the grocery store, someone has to stock it, package it, shelve it, process it, ship it. All of those are jobs. It’s the most direct stimulus you can get in the economy during these tough times.”

Of course it’s entirely possible that Shah was redistributing your wealth and stimulating the economy of some Middle Eastern country.

* For new readers, we have written dozens of stories about ‘food stamp fraud’—simply type those three words into our search function for our archive on the subject.  I continue to wait for a real live investigative reporter to pull all this fraud together into a comprehensive investigation.