Norway: Former Iraqi refugee sentenced for online threats including threats to kill the locals

I guess he didn’t do much assimilating while in Norway for over 20 years.  And, the supposition is always made that those Iraqis escaping the Saddam Hussein regime were all good guys.

Here is the AP story:

OSLO, Norway — An Iraqi-born Islamist cleric has been given a one-year prison sentence for making death threats against Norwegian politicians, influencing witnesses and inciting terror.

The Oslo District Court convicted Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad, also known as Mullah Krekar, on Wednesday of posting online threats during an earlier trial, including encouraging the killings or kidnappings of Norwegians.


He came to Norway as a refugee in 1991.

Meanwhile, the Norwegian court sentenced the mass murderer Anders Breivik to 21 years, but did not declare him insane (a victory for Breivik).   Breivik maintained throughout his lengthy trial that he was fighting to stop the Islamization of Norway that is happening through mass immigration.  See the BBC report from last Friday, here.

I don’t suppose they will put Breivik and the Mullah anywhere near each other in the big house.

Only two weeks after new Australian policy announced,1200 new “asylum seekers” have attempted to come ashore

By the way, as is the case worldwide, the majority of “asylum seekers” are in fact economic migrants looking for a better life.  But, they and their human traffickers have latched on to those words “refugees” and “asylum” knowing how most governments are too soft to turn them away.

Only a few weeks ago Australia’s Left leaning leader, Julia Gillard, announced a plan to intercept the illegal aliens arriving in boats and redirect them to Nauru and Papua New Guinea.   But, they aren’t ready to make the big move and actually do it.

From the Whitsunday Times:

MORE than 1200 asylum seekers have been intercepted trying to make it to Australia by boat since the Federal Government announced its intentions to re-open processing centres on Nauru and Manus Island.

Five boats carrying 388 people were intercepted by border protection vessels in the past two days, prompting Immigration Minster Chris Bowen to say it would take time for the new policy to work.


The Federal Government adopted in-principle all 22 recommendations made by the expert panel on asylum seekers on August 13.

Legislation was passed in the Parliament that week reinstating offshore processing in Nauru and Papua New Guinea, two of the panel’s key recommendations.

Opposition leader calls the Gillard government out on its lack of preparedness.

Opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison used news of the latest boat arrivals and
revelations of a $650 million blow-out in detention centre costs to attack the government.

Mr Morrison again urged to government to implement “the full proven Howard government measures” – offshore processing, turning boats around and temporary protection visas.

He also questioned why asylum seekers were not being sent to Nauru or PNG.

“Last week, Julia Gillard and Chris Bowen again failed the test of resolve on border protection. They refused to ask Parliament to give them the green light they need to send asylum seekers to Nauru and Manus Island for processing.

“Right now they don’t have the power to send them anywhere and it will be another fortnight before they can get this power. In the meantime the boats continue to arrive,” Mr Morrison said.

Yikes! Meanwhile, they are indoctrinating the kids with the diversity is strength mythology!

SBS and Amnesty International take asylum seeker policy into schools.

I had to look up SBS (Seven Billion Stories).  It is some multicultural promotion media outfit.  I assume this program is similar to the one being peddled in the US by the Southern Poverty Law Center, here.

From World News Australia:

SBS, Amnesty International and the Refugee Council of Australia have partnered to create a free school resource pack to promote greater understanding of asylum-seeker experiences.

As the debate over asylum seeker policy and refugee issues is again in focus, SBS has partnered with Amnesty International and the Refugee Council of Australia to deliver a free education resource to all secondary schools across the country.

The Go Back to Where You Came From School Pack provides educational activities that aim to engage students with a deeper understanding of the complexity of refugee life and seeking asylum.

The Left is so good at propaganda.  As a matter of fact, we still see news accounts all the time of that lying “Welcome to Shelbyville” documentary being used around the US.

For more on Australia, check out our Australia category with 80 posts, here.    We have had about 500 readers from Australia in the last month—thanks for stopping by!

New disease showing up in Asian immigrants

A former Vietnamese refugee living in Tennessee is believed to have the mystery disease sometimes mistaken for Tuberculosis.  Researchers say it’s an immune deficiency disease similar to AIDs, but they don’t believe it is communicable.

We just had another story about refugees and disease yesterday, here.

From CBS Atlanta:

ATLANTA (AP) — Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms even though they are not infected with HIV.

The patients’ immune systems become damaged, leaving them unable to fend off germs as healthy people do. What triggers this isn’t known, but the disease does not seem to be contagious.

This is another kind of acquired immune deficiency that is not inherited and occurs in adults, but doesn’t spread the way AIDS does through a virus, said Dr. Sarah Browne, a scientist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

She helped lead the study with researchers in Thailand and Taiwan where most of the cases have been found since 2004. Their report is in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine.

“This is absolutely fascinating. I’ve seen probably at least three patients in the last 10 years or so” who might have had this, said Dr. Dennis Maki, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.


Kim Nguyen, 62, a seamstress from Vietnam who has lived in Tennessee since 1975, was gravely ill when she sought help for a persistent fever, infections throughout her bones and other bizarre symptoms in 2009. She had been sick off and on for several years and had visited Vietnam in 1995 and again in early 2009.

“She was wasting away from this systemic infection” that at first seemed like tuberculosis but wasn’t, said Dr. Carlton Hays Jr., a family physician at the Jackson Clinic in Jackson, Tenn.


The fact that nearly all the patients so far have been Asian or Asian-born people living elsewhere suggests that genetic factors and something in the environment such as an infection may trigger the disease, researchers conclude.

As I said yesterday, sure is a good thing we have Obamacare to help all these people.

Nevada Policy Research Institute investigates Catholic Charities refugee health screening….

….finds it lacking.

Here is the report released last Tuesday of an investigation by the Nevada Policy Research Institute that concludes that refugees are not being properly screened for diseases that impair their chances of making it in America, but also put the general public at risk for diseases which we are not familiar with.

Here is the background:

LAS VEGAS — Refugees from around the world come to Southern Nevada, often from countries with diseases not commonly seen in the native U.S.-born population.

How sound is the medical screening refugees receive? Are they getting adequate medical care?

According to the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement, more than a thousand refugees annually relocate to Las Vegas with federal assistance. The top countries of origin, says ORR, are Cuba, Iraq, Eritrea, Bhutan and Ethiopia.

Because the refugees often come “from regions of the world with high rates of certain diseases,” notes the federal agency, “refugees face special health challenges.” They thus must first undergo medical screening overseas to ensure they are medically eligible for the U.S. Refugee Program. Then, after arriving in the U.S., they are directed to undergo more in-depth medical examination.

One purpose of the U.S.-based screening, says ORR, is to protect the public health of U.S. citizens. A second purpose is to “provide refugees with a level of health and well-being required for and supportive of successful resettlement in the U.S.”

Since 1994, ORR’s partner in Nevada for refugee services has been Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN). For fiscal year 2010-11, the nonprofit administered some $6.7 million in federal refugee funds. CCSN not only serves as ORR’s designated State Refugee Coordinator, but also operates the local refugee resettlement office.

The Southern Nevada Health District, under contract to Catholic Charities since at least 2008, conducts the federally required medical screenings for the refugees — including their health histories and physical examinations.

The refugee medical screenings conducted by SNHD over the last five years, however, do not appear to conform to federal standards.

Read the whole discussion on who is performing these examinations.

The Center for Disease Control says refugees are at greater risk for many diseases:

“Depending on their country of origin,” says the CDC, “refugees are at increased risk for many diseases, both infectious and noninfectious, not commonly seen in the native US-born population. Conditions such as tuberculosis and sexually transmitted infections are particularly important to recognize early, given their potential public health consequences.”

So, what are they seeing in the Southern Nevada refugee population?

SNHD’s 2010 annual report states that its staff that year “screened 484 refugees,” with 109 of them requiring “follow-up for possible communicable diseases: 72 for tuberculosis; 13 for hepatitis B; 10 for ova and parasites; and 15 for sexually transmitted disease.” For 2011, the comparable numbers were 492 refugees, 109 receiving follow-up: 72 for tuberculosis; 17 for hepatitis B; 10 for ova and parasites; and 14 for sexually transmitted disease.   [What a coincidence that the numbers are so close from year to year, wonder if they are just making these up—ed]

Whew!  It’s a good thing we got Obamacare to pay for all of this!

See our health issues category, here, for many more stories like this one.

South Africa sending refugees to Australia!

And, news flash!  We are taking some too!

By definition refugees are people who claim persecution, leave their home country (where the persecution occurred) and seek asylum in a safe country.  They are not supposed to use “safe countries” as hopping off places to a better deal somewhere else, and that is what is happening with increased frequency worldwide.   (Search ‘Malta’ here at RRW to learn more about how that came to be.)

Nothing steams me more than the fact that we and other western countries are now taking black AFRICAN “refugees” from South Africa who claim that the Rainbow Nation is not safe for them.  Yet, heaven help the truly persecuted whites in South Africa.

I’ve written many posts over the years trying to expose the Rainbow Nation multicultural nirvana myth, but it seems that no one in the media is willing to face the reality of what the Rainbow Nation is!  Here is how wikipedia describes the term Rainbow Nation.  What a joke!

Rainbow Nation is a term coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu to describe post-apartheid South Africa, after South Africa’s first fully democratic election in 1994.

The phrase was elaborated upon by President Nelson Mandela in his first month of office, when he proclaimed: “Each of us is as intimately attached to the soil of this beautiful country as are the famous jacaranda trees of Pretoria and the mimosa trees of the bushveld – a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.”

The term was intended to encapsulate the unity of multi-culturalism and the coming-together of people of many different nations, in a country once identified with the strict division of white and black.

Surprise!  Tribalism is alive and well in South Africa and diversity does not bring strength!

Here is the story that caught my attention about Australia (and other western countries) taking “refugees” from South Africa.  It begins and ends with the story of Congolese “asylum seekers” who have lived in South Africa for a decade (five of those years have been spent trying to get out).

After five years of hoping and waiting, Marie*, her husband Simeon* and their three children, refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, finally received a phone call telling them to pack their bags as they would be leaving South Africa for Australia at the end of the month.

Simeon was unconcerned by the short notice. “We’ve been ready for so long,” he told IRIN from the UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria, where the family had just found out the name of the city they would be restarting their lives in. “Brisbane,” said Marie, testing the word on her lips for the first time. “Do you know where that is?”

The xenophobic violence that South Africa is experiencing is not coming from the white population but in many cases is leveled at whites as well as black African “foreigners.”  Of course, news reports never make that clear.  They can’t bring themselves to say that the blacks of Nelson Mandela’s supposedly victimized South Africa are now persecuting others!

Until a wave of xenophobic violence against foreigners erupted in South Africa in 2008, the country was considered fairly progressive in its treatment of refugees and asylum seekers, and as having little need for resettlement. Since that time, most of the cases that UNHCR refers for resettlement are victims of continued xenophobic attacks, many of them Somalis attempting to run businesses in low-income areas where their presence is viewed as a threat by local traders.

The Congolese family was rejected by the US and Canada before being “welcomed” by Australia (see previous post about Australia increasing its refugee numbers).  The UN went shopping for a country which would take them.

For a refugee desperate to escape an intolerable situation and make a fresh start, the process can feel endless, particularly if it concludes with a rejection. Dermegerditchian said more than 90% of the cases that UNHCR submits for resettlement in the southern Africa region are accepted, but Marie and her family were rejected by both the US and Canada before Australia agreed to take them.

Marie is convinced that they were rejected because two of their children suffer from haemophilia, a genetic disorder that impairs the body’s ability to control bleeding, but Dermegerditchian was reluctant to speculate. “Resettlement countries have their own criteria; they only inform us of the reasons for denial in general terms,” he said. “In some cases UNHCR needs to reinterview the refugee to make sure their stories are consistent. If we can’t find a problem, we resubmit their case to another country.”

After years of joblessness, denial of medical treatment for their children, and what they describe as constant xenophobia from their neighbours, Marie and Simeon’s relief to be leaving their home of the past decade is palpable. “The fact that they’re welcoming us [in Australia] – it frees you psychologically,” said Simeon.

Hundreds of supposed “refugees” from South Africa are already coming to the US!  That is news to me!

The Guardian article also informs us:

…. the US introduced a new security procedure*** last year, which delayed many cases, particularly those of Somalis and Iraqis, and saw the number of refugees resettled from South Africa drop from 387 in 2010 to 81 last year. “This year, things are moving much better and we’ve already had 220 departures,” he said.

Read the whole Guardian article, there is a lot in it.

If you check the numbers and nationalities of refugees arriving in the US here, you will note that there is no mention of those who came in from “safe” countries like South Africa and Malta to name just two.  Are we going to learn next that we are taking “refugees” from Greece, or the UK, or Italy?

For more on what we’ve said about South Africa and its multicultural nirvana myth, type “rainbow nation” into our search function.

* Marie and Simeon are not their real names and they don’t look like the kind of refugees who have caused crime rates to rise in Melbourne, here.

*** The new security procedures were instituted after the arrests of Iraqi refugees in Kentucky, one of whom plead guilty just this week of conspiring to help Al-Qaeda in Iraq, here.