Last week we reported this story about a Somali woman in Minnesota who claims the US government is holding up a visa for her husband to enter the US. The original article was from the Star Tribune but was reprinted in several other on-line publications. Here is one of those reprints at Somalilandsun where a commenter ‘Alia’ caused quite a bit of back and forth with this comment (below). Thanks to ‘Pungentpeppers’ for spotting this because I didn’t see it!
I have had several people experienced with refugee resettlement tell me this is how it is done, but you’ll never see this in any mainstream media investigative report. Islam permits a man to have up to four wives.
Alia (reprinted without editing, emphasis is mine):
This is all bogus. Through experience as a refugee case manager for over 10 years in the U.S with a refugee resettlement agency I have seen all kinds of fraud perpetrated by Southern Somalis in order to get to the u.s.
I have seen a Southern Bantu Somali who brought in four wife’s at the same time, he started one was his wife, one as a daughter, one was processed as his sons wife and the last one came in as a single mom who as she claimed her husband died in Somalia.
When they all arrived they were resettled in four different apartments courtesy of the the tax payers plus food clothing’s and cash allowances which all ended up in the husbands pockets.
This dude is still enjoying the welfare to this day 8 years since he come here and he does’t want to work.every year the wife’s are pregnant and a 3 dozen kids since he arrived apart from the kids he brought with him. Unfortunately most of the kid have no proper education.
Once he was asked is if what he was doing was not xaram and his answer was qaal Ayaan dacas.
Now does Islam condone this kind of behavior? Imagine this guys case to just a tip of the iceberg.
Regarding this woman I believe she lied on her application and the embassy found out the lie. If you are a genuine refugee and your paper are real no forgeries involved you will be granted refugee status when the visas are available.
During the war in the north northerners came to this country on their own ways no refugee status was granted to any northerner at the time and who ever came immediately went to work and school to improve their situations right away. They never became parasites as this refugees who came on flight 13. That’s why you we’ll educated and prosperous northerner in New England as compared to the refugees in Minnesota and San Diego. [We have been taking Somali “refugees” since the early 1980’s (just over 4,000 between ’83 and ’93). I am not sure what she means about some who came early-on were not refugees, did they come illegally? Overstay visas? Also, there are many Bantus in New England.—ed]
I hope the U.S. Government tstops granting this leeches refugee status and instead grant other people who deserve it and will benefit their country. [Keep in mind that the regular Somalis don’t always get along with the Bantus they believe are inferior to them.—ed]
This problem of polygamy among some Somalis is rarely mentioned, I believe, because our political correctness seems to be driven these days by the concept of cultural relativism—that we shouldn’t be critical of cultural differences! Heaven forbid we should be judgmental about even female genital mutilation another ‘cultural’ practice coming to America from Africa.