Losing our sons, and losing Nashville

Not just Nashville, but every American city where the seeds of Jihad have been planted.

Our friend Susan Falknor has reviewed the powerful documentary film—Losing our Sons—recently featured on Gov. Mike Huckabee’s popular TV news and commentary program.

Read Falknor’s whole review of the film at Blue Ridge Forum.  Here is the nub of the story:

Two families from the American heartland lost their sons when four 7.62 mm rounds rang out at an Army-Navy Career Center in a Little Rock shopping mall June 1, 2009. This is their story, narrated largely by the fathers of these soldiers through on-screen interviews.(Click here for trailer.)

One father is Melvin Bledsoe, a black citizen of Memphis, owner of a small business, the Blues City Tourist Company bus tours. His son, Carlos, who by 2009 was going by the name of Abdulhakim Muhammad, was arrested immediately for the Little Rock shooting. He testified to his Jihadist motives in a letter to the judge, and received a life sentence without possibility of parole.

What happened to Nashville is happening in many cities across the United States thanks largely to the US State Department and the “church” groups being paid to bring refugees to your towns.

When Carlos Bledsoe arrived in the country music capital of America in 2003 to go to college, “the city was already changing,” according to the film. Nashville was one of the American towns chosen under the 1980 Federal Refugee Act – which launched a program now grown to a billion-dollar budget with buy-ins from numerous nonprofit resettlement agencies — to receive flows of immigrants from war-torn areas such as Somalia, and the Kurdish region of Iraq.

Unlike most immigrants, refugees are entitled to welfare. They are supposed to receive employment assistance and other benefits from often-faith-labeled-but-government-funded nonprofits. As Don Barnett’s  exhaustive analysis (CIS) says of the flawed refugee resettlement program:

“…The assimilation model has been completely abandoned in favor of an enforced multiculturalism. This missed opportunity may be the biggest tragedy of the irresponsibility of the contractors such as Catholic Charities . . . and its parent, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the leading resettlement contractor.”

Read the review, watch the film and weep.   You can purchase the DVD here.

New readers may wish to review all of our posts in a special category dedicated to Nashville’s woes, here.

Wall Street Journal finally gets around to the story about banks refusing to send money to Somalia

This issue has been around for months (we first reported the “crisis” last December, here), but I see it finally made the big time just last week when The Wall Street Journal reported the hot (not!) news here.

Efforts by U.S. banks to avoid violating antiterrorism financing laws are crimping the ability of Somalis in the U.S. to send money home, prompting calls for Congress to revisit bank regulations on money transfers.

Somalis in the U.S. use money-transfer merchants, informally known as “hawalas,” to send about $100 million annually to Somalia, according to the U.S. Treasury Department. The East African country, where there is no formal banking system, has been without a functioning government since 1991, when civil war erupted and forced tens of thousands to flee.

U.S.-based Somali hawalas, which are federally licensed, rely on banks to wire funds to their counterparts in Africa, who deliver the money to the designated recipients. But increasingly, U.S. banks say they are severing ties with the informal and opaque system to avoid violating federal banking regulations, such as anti-money-laundering rules.

Read it all if you feel like it.

Don’t you just wonder where Somalis are getting $100 million annually to send out of the country! 

Criminals and terrorists wreaking havoc in refugee camps for Somalis in Kenya

The place is infested!   More on the campaign to get them to your towns and cities ASAP?  But wait!  Didn’t we hear just ten days ago that Mogadishu is safe?

From Sabahi:

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesman for Kenya Emmanuel Nyabera said security fears have greatly affected the provision of medical and food aid to the more than 500,000 refugees in the complex comprised of Hagadera, Ifo, Ifo II and Dagahaley camps.

“Everyone from the refugees, aid workers, law enforcers and the host community is affected by criminal activities of the al-Shabaab militants and other criminal elements in the camps,” Nyabera told Sabahi.

He said when aid workers are faced with the prospect of kidnappings, landmines and grenade attacks from the al-Qaeda-allied al-Shabaab movement, it affects morale at the camp.

Last year, al-Shabaab kidnapped three Doctors Without Borders aid workers in the camps. This was followed by a spate of landmine and grenade attacks that killed several Kenyan security officers and fatal shootings of some refugee leaders.

European countries deporting Kurds

Why not?  The Kurdish region of Iraq is now safe.  I think this case shows clearly that getting into Europe, Australia, Canada or the US is really the goal and most so-called “asylum-seekers” are in truth economic migrants using turmoil at home as an excuse to move out.

Maybe these countries have Kurdish gang problems as we do in Nashville!

From Rudaw:

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region– Around 11,000 Kurdish asylum-seekers are facing deportation from Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands, according to the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees (IFIR).

Aras Rasoul was detained by British police after checking in at a train station, a routine required of rejected asylum-seekers. He says that he was sent back to Iraq in a plane blindfolded, among 56 other asylum-seekers.

Rasoul had only £50 when he was deported, and was not offered any assistance to reintegrate into society when he returned to the Kurdistan Region. His experience is not an isolated one. Hundreds of young Kurdish men have been deported to Kurdistan due to improved conditions and have had similar experiences.

“Conditions for Kurdish asylum-seekers in Europe are getting worse,” said Amanj Abdullah, head of the Kurdistan branch of the IFIR. “European countries use asylum-seekers as a political card and the Iraqi government has struck deals with them at the expense of the life and dignity of the asylum-seekers.”

Abdullah says that, if agreements between the Iraqi and European governments are not revoked, 35,000 asylum-seekers will face the possibility of deportation, “with 90 percent of them being Kurdish.”

Burma’s famous democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi being pushed to speak up for Rohingya Muslims

Aung San Suu Kyi is so far refusing to join the cabal of human rights activists and the media pushing her to defend the Rohingya Muslims involved in the recent riots in Burma’s Rakhine Province.  Could it be that she knows that some among them are outside agitators and Islamic extremists and that some Buddhists believe that Rohingya helped blow up the centuries-old Buddhist monuments in Afghanistan in 1999 when they were training with the Taliban.

Please hang tough Ms. Suu Kyi!  From the Globe and Mail where reporter/opinion writer  Mark MacKinnon appears to be drinking deeply from the Islamists-are-victims cup.

It was hailed in Europe as a victory tour. But as Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi moved gracefully across the continent this week, receiving standing ovations everywhere she went, a part of the country she hopes to rule was sliding into sectarian chaos.

In MacKinnon’s mind this all about politics:

Known as a woman of unyielding principles, she now has to check her remarks against public opinion – that is, if she wants to get elected.

Already, some [Who are the ‘some,’ I’m not disappointed that she isn’t embracing them!-–ed] are disappointed with her refusal to speak out for the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar considered to be among the world’s most persecuted people. [Considered to be among the world’s most persecuted people?  By whom?  What about the Christians of the Middle East?—ed]

More than 60 people have now been killed in three weeks of clashes between Muslims and Buddhists in the west of Myanmar. The World Food Program reported it was feeding 66,000 who had been displaced by the fighting, which has seen homes torched and buses attacked by mobs, and is expecting to have to deal with tens of thousands more. Thein Sein, Myanmar’s reformist President, has warned the violence could spread to other parts of the ethnically diverse country.

What!  If she has an opinion that doesn’t fit the politically correct views of the Leftwing human rights grievance industry then somehow her views are now illegitimate and driven purely by crass political motives!  Gee, is Hillary going to take back those hugs?

….when asked in Norway for her opinions about the violence in Rakhine, Ms. Suu Kyi sounded more like someone campaigning for office than a Nobel laureate.

“There are some who say that some of those who claim to be Rohingyas aren’t the ones actually native to Burma, but have just come over recently from Bangladesh,” she said, repeating an argument that holds little merit but is widely expressed among Myanmar’s ethnic Burman and religious Buddhist majorities.

Asked directly whether Rohingyas should be regarded as full citizens of Myanmar, she replied, “I do not know.”

Readers! Please pay attention to all of this Rohingya news—the powers that be are building a case to bring thousands, perhaps tens of thousands to the US!   For background we have 4 years of reports at our special category on the Rohingya.