Libyan “refugees” want their rights to social services in Italy

We talked about the mess that Obama helped create when he and several European leaders decided to depose Muammar Gaddafi in their zeal to spread the Arab Spring across North Africa here just a few days ago when former Libyan rebels toured US border crossings.   Following the overthrow of Gaddafi, tens of thousands of economic migrants launched themselves from Libyan shores (escaping the joys of the Arab Spring) and landed in Europe (Malta and Italy mostly).

I’d like to know if the rebels in charge of Libya are going to close their ports so that no more “refugees” can embark to Europe?  The rebels are Arabs and I wouldn’t be surprised if they ‘permitted’ those other dark-skinned ethnic groups to skip the country and head to Italy and Malta.

Last Sunday, hundreds of asylum seekers protested in an Italian city demanding their right to stay and get on welfare.

From Struggles in Italy (a lefty blog):

 On Sunday, December 16, a group of migrants fleeing Libya demonstrated in the streets of Reggio Emilia, the city where they are currently living. Several associations called for the rally, including Associations Città Migrante, GA3, Emergency Reggio Emilia and Laboratorio Aq16. The migrants reminded everyone that the City of Reggio Emilia has not, to date, granted residency to asylum seekers from Libya; as their banner read, they want to be “no longer refugees, but citizens”.

In the wake of Gaddafi’s overthrow, around 20,000 people fled Libya and arrived in Italy, a country with a population of 60 million. Such numbers are hardly an “emergency”, the ridiculously inaccurate description used in the media and political discourse.

Following the Italian civil protection agency’s North Africa emergency plan, the asylum seekers were distributed across the country, according to agreements with the regions, provinces and municipalities, and according to each area’s population density. In the past year and a half, the Province of Reggio Emilia has received 200 migrants.

Most of the asylum seekers are not Libyan nationals: they originally fled other countries such as Somalia, Eritrea, Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Chad, Sudan, the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Burkina Faso, but they were living and working in Libya at the time of the revolution.

So, why couldn’t they just stay and work there after the glorious revolution?

Muslim Bangladesh doesn’t want more Muslim (Rohingya) refugees

So, they are now banning some aide groups fearing those groups only attract more Rohingya.  I have such a backlog of things I want to post today, so I’m just throwing this one up so as to keep our Rohingya category up-to-date and to make the point again that although Muslims claim to be the most charitable “religion” in the world they are pretty rotten to their own people.

Just a little background, these camps discussed in the story are mostly in and around Cox’s Bazar which has in the past been a breeding ground for Islamist terrorist groups (take my word for it we have posts going back 5 years confirming that).  Also, remember that the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) wanted to get into Burma to aid the Muslims there and the largely Buddhist country said no.

So my solution to this is let the money-bags of the OIC feed/clothe/house these Muslims in the Muslim country of Bangladesh.

Here is the story about the ban on some western NGOs.

COX’S BAZAR, 17 December 2012 (IRIN) – Some 40,000 undocumented Rohingya refugees are being adversely affected by a government ban four months ago on NGOs working at two makeshift sites in southeastern Bangladesh.

In August, Bangladeshi authorities ordered three NGOs – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Action Against Hunger and Muslim Aid UK – to stop the formal delivery of humanitarian services, including health care and nutrition assistance to undocumented Rohingya refugees, saying such services would encourage more to flee to Bangladesh.

According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), there are more than 200,000 Rohingyas in Bangladesh, of whom only 30,000 are documented and living in two government camps assisted by the agency.

Some 12,000 documented refugees live at the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar District, with another nearly 18,000 further south at Nayapara – both within 2km of Myanmar. The 40,000 undocumented refugees live on the periphery of the two official camps.

Documented refugees are provided food rations by the World Food Programme (WFP), along with shelter assistance, non-food items, water/sanitation services, vocational training and supplementary feeding for malnourished refugees by UNHCR.

However, most Rohingya – a mainly Muslim ethnic group who fled persecution en masse to Bangladesh from Myanmar’s neighbouring Rakhine State years earlier – are undocumented.

UNHCR has not been permitted to register newly arriving Rohingya since mid-1992.

Only those who are documented receive regular assistance, while those who are undocumented are largely dependent on a handful of international NGOs who until recently were allowed to work in the area.

Why do we care about the UNHCR in Bangladesh and Burma?  Because if the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has its way, more Rohingya will be coming to your towns and cities.  From testimony at the May 2012 hearing held by the US State Department about resettlements for 2013:

… thing that jumped out at me in what I’ve read so far (or heard at the meeting) is that no one spoke for Christians persecuted by Muslims!  The US Conference of Catholic Bishops never even mentioned them, but they sure asked the State Department to send more Muslims to the US, in particular, they want more Somalis and Rohingya* (Burmese Muslims)!   Several of those testifying also called for the prompt re-opening of the P-3 family reunification program that has been closed for nearly 4 years due to the widespread fraud uncovered involving Africans, mostly Somalis.  The State Department has reported that as many as 36,000 Africans entered the US fraudulently in a 5 year period after 9/11!

Minneapolis: Somali woman gets ten years for drowning death of daughter

….and if one commenter to this story is correct, just like in Buffalo, social services or police apparently did not respond to warning signs that had been evident for some time.  Could fear of being called racists or Islamophobes have held them back?

Here is the short news story from CBS Minnesota.   As reader Cliff suggests, there must be more to this for her to have gotten ten years for an accident.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 23-year-old Minneapolis woman was sentenced Friday to more than 10 years in prison for the second-degree murder of her daughter.

Deqa Mohamed Yusuf pleaded guilty to the murder charge in November and will spend 128 months in prison for the death of her 2-year-old daughter.

According to the criminal complaint, just before midnight on May 31, police were sent to Yusuf’s apartment. She was screaming that her daughter was dead, as Yusuf had left her daughter in a nearly full tub while she grabbed something from another room.

Police say her blood alcohol level was more than .20 at the hospital later on that night, and her daughter was pronounced dead on June 17 from the May 31 incident.

There had reportedly been efforts through child protection by friends and relatives to help Yusuf overcome her alcoholism and be a better parent.

A commenter (Rufftouch) to the CBS story doesn’t pull any punches:

Yes, addiction is a disease. If you read past news article about what happened the day of the incident. You would find out everyone failed to notify the police when this lady was getting drunk with the kids at home and calling her mother on the phone and threatening suicide. This is what happens when we delay help but now she will pay the price twice, prison and loss of a child. Stupid father, where were you when your baby’s mother is getting drunk everyday? They should have sterile him for 10 years too!

For new readers, here are a few posts that are always near the top of our most read posts list.  Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis?  And then this one, How did we get so many Somalis, from way back in 2008.  We are still resettling thousands of Somalis to the US every year.  Minneapolis has the largest concentration of them followed by Columbus, Ohio which recently was the site of Somalis gone wild trying to get on a waiting list for subsidized housing, here.