Utah: Burmese Muslim refugee sentenced in brutal rape/murder of little girl

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Esar Met got life in prison. You get to pay his tab for decades to come.

For long-time readers, Esar Met should be a familiar name.  He was convicted of raping and murdering a fellow refugee—a little Christian girl—in the apartment complex where naive resettlement agency employees and the US State Department had placed him.

Right after the murder in 2008, it was not too difficult for a reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune to discover that Met lived in a separate part of the same refugee camp as did his victim—Hser Ner Moo—for a reason!

Burmese Muslims and Christians do not mix in their home country and no one should be expecting them to “melt”  into our American cultural stew either!

Besides that issue, Met clearly had mental problems back in the camp and for that reason alone should have been barred from entry into the US.  So where was the highly touted “screening” we are always told precedes a refugees arrival in America?

I don’t have time to rehash this terrible story and the trial, so click here for everything we have on Met.

Now the taxpayers of Utah get to take care of him in prison for life!

From Fox13  (Hat tip: ‘pungentpeppers’):

SALT LAKE CITY — Insisting that he was innocent in the gruesome sexual assault and beating death of a 7-year-old girl, Esar Met was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole.

“I didn’t kill that girl. I don’t know who killed that girl,” Met told the judge through a Burmese interpreter.

Met, a Burmese refugee, reiterated his alibi and said he did not understand American laws when he was arrested in connection with the death of Hser Ner Moo. He said in his native country, law enforcement officers torture suspects and he feared the same would happen to him.

The medical examiner testified that she died in “excruciating pain” and her mother wonders if coming to America was the right thing to do.

Hser Ner Moo died a painful death.

Met was convicted of killing Hser Ner Moo, who vanished from her refugee family’s South Salt Lake apartment back in 2008, when she left home to play with friends. The next day, her body was found in the apartment Met shared with four others, in a basement shower stall.

In their own statements to Third District Court Judge Judith Atherton, Hser Ner Moo’s family said Met destroyed them. Hser’s mother, Pearlly Wah, told Met that since her daughter died her family “has never had any peace.”

“Maybe if I hadn’t come to this country, my daughter would still be alive,” she said, wiping tears and speaking through an interpreter. “This man, he was so brutal to my little girl.”

A jury deliberated for five hours in January before convicting Met of aggravated murder and child kidnapping. Prosecutors said the 7 year old was, “sexually assaulted, repeatedly beaten, strangled, had her arm bent and broken, and ultimately killed by a massive blow or blows to her chest.”

Can you imagine the cost of incarcerating this young Muslim for life!  No doubt he will demand special religious accommodation.

So much for “welcoming” states with do-gooder-itis!

Ten reasons there should be a complete moratorium on refugee resettlement

Editors note:  This (below) is the testimony I delivered (in person) to the US State Department in 2012 for it annual hearing to determine the “size and scope” of refugee admissions for the upcoming fiscal year.  I submitted the same testimony in 2013 and will do the same this year.  Since the ‘M’-word has been mentioned in two of our previous posts, here and here, I’m joining the chorus (again!).


Originally posted here in April 2012:


This is the comment I sent to the US State Department yesterday [two years ago—ed] to be included in their record of the May 1 meeting where mostly contractors and refugee advocates make a pitch to the State Department to resettle more refugees from this country, or that one, to the US in FY2013.

Ten Reasons there should be no refugees resettled in the US in FY2013—instead a moratorium should be put in place until the program is reformed and the economy completely recovers.

1)    There are no jobs. The program was never meant to be simply a way to import impoverished people to the US and place them on an already overtaxed welfare system.

2)     The program has become a cash cow for various “religious” organizations and other contractors who very often appear to care more about the next group of refugees coming in (and the cash that comes with each one) than the group they resettled only a few months earlier. Stories of refugees suffering throughout the US are rampant.

3)   Terrorist organizations (mostly Islamic) are using the program that still clearly has many failings in the security screening system.  Indeed consideration should be given to halting the resettlement of Muslims altogether.  Also, the UN should have no role in choosing refugees for the US.

4)    The public is not confident that screenings for potential terrorists (#3) or the incidences of other types of fraudulent entry are being properly and thoroughly investigated and stopped.  When fraud is uncovered—either fraud to enter the country or illegal activity once the refugee has been resettled—punishment should be immediate deportation.

5)     The agencies, specifically the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), is in complete disarray as regards its legally mandated requirement to report to Congress every year on how refugees are doing and where the millions of tax dollars are going that run the programThe last (and most recent) annual report to be sent to Congress is the 2008 report—so they are out of compliance for fiscal years 2009, 2010 and 2011.***  A moratorium is necessary in order for the ORR to bring its records entirely up-to-date. Additionally,  there needs to be an adequate tracking system designed to gather required data—frankly some of the numbers reported for such measures of dependence on welfare as food stamp usage, cash assistance and employment status are nothing more than guesses.  (The lack of reports for recent years signals either bureaucratic incompetence and disregard for the law, or, causes one to wonder if there is something ORR is hiding.)

6)    The State Department and the ORR have so far failed to adequately determine and report (and track once the refugee has been admitted) the myriad communicable and costly-to-treat diseases entering the country with the refugee population.

7)   Congress needs to specifically disallow the use of the refugee program for other purposes of the US Government, especially using certain refugee populations to address unrelated foreign policy objectives—Uzbeks, Kosovars, Meshketians and Bhutanese (Nepalese) people come to mind.

8)   Congress needs to investigate and specifically disallow any connection between this program and big businesses looking for cheap and captive labor.  The federal government should not be acting as head-hunter for corporations.

9)     The Volag system should be completely abolished and the program should be run by state agencies with accountability to the public through their state legislatures. The system as presently constituted is surely unconstitutional.  (One of many benefits of turning the program over to a state agency is to break up the government/contractor revolving door that is being demonstrated now at both the State Department and ORR.)  The participating state agency’s job would be to find groups, churches, or individuals who would sponsor a refugee family completely for at least a year and monitor those sponsors. Their job would include making sure refugees are assimilating. A mechanism should be established that would allow a refugee to go home if he or she is unhappy or simply can’t make it in America. Short of a complete halt to resettlement-by-contractor, taxpayers should be protected by legally requiring financial audits of contractors and subcontractors on an annual basis.

10)   As part of #9, there needs to be established a process for alerting communities to the impending arrival of refugees that includes reports from the federal government (with local input) about the social and economic impact a certain new group of refugees will have on a city or town.   This report would be presented to the public through public hearings and the local government would have an opportunity to say ‘no.’


For these reasons and more, the Refugee admissions program should be placed on hold and a serious effort made by Congress to either scrap the whole thing or reform it during the moratorium.  My recommendation for 2013, 2014 2015 is to stop the program now.  The Office of the President could indeed ask for hearings to review the Refugee Resettlement Act of 1980-–three decades is time enough to see its failings and determine if reauthorization is feasible or whether a whole new law needs to be written.

I suspect the major impediments to reform will be the contractors who make their living from the program (and use the refugees for political goals) and big business which has entwined itself with the federal agencies, the Volags and certain Members of Congress (on both sides of the political aisle) to keep the captive labor coming.

Please get your comments in to the US State Department for FY 2015, go here for instructions! You have only until May 29th.  Be sure to ask for a copy of the complete public record (all of the testimony, everyone’s testimony!) to be sent to you. And again, the most important point of this exercise is to alert your US Senators and Members of Congress to your concerns.

***Hey, check it out!   Progress! They are only two years out of compliance now!  ORR still owes Congress reports for 2012 and 2013, but at least it isn’t 3 years!



Springfield, Mass: Somali girls to stand trial for school fight

They, and the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts (media campaign?), argue that they were responding to 12 years of bullying and that charges should be dropped.   I guess that will be the job of the trial court—to find guilt or not.

The girls with their lawyers

Are you listening Wyoming?

Springfield, in the “peoples’ republic of Massachusetts,” has been trying to get its refugee overload problem under control for some time.  See especially this post of several—Mayor wants moratorium on resettlement, says contractors are “dumping” refugees.

Here is the story re-posted from Masslive at Somaliland Informer (emphasis below is mine):

SPRINGFIELD — A trial date for two Somali immigrant sisters who say they were persistently bullied in the West Springfield school system was continued Wednesday until Aug. 12, as a lawyer for one of the sisters said prosecutors have refused to dismiss charges against them in connection with a fight in the high school cafeteria last year.

Hibo and and Najma Hussein, both seniors at West Springfield High School, were charged with unlawful disruption of an assembly. Najma Hussein also has been charged with assault and battery. A lawyer for Najma Hussein said the girls have been unfairly targeted.

“Our position is that the girls are the victims of this incident, not the instigators,” said Bruce E. Colton after a brief hearing in Springfield District Court, adding that he believes a surveillance video from the school will prove the defendants’ claims.

However, a police report states the alleged victim in the case reported that Najma Hussein punched her in the face and scratched her eye, and that the sisters have been involved in similar incidents at school multiple times. A third sister, Filsan Hussein, 18, also was charged in the case. Charges against her were dropped because she was a minor at the time the alleged fight occurred.

Now get this, look how old they are and if they had been in America since 2000, they would have been only 5 or 6 years old when they came here—plenty of time to have been assimilated through 12 years of schooling in the US.  I am not convinced that they have been harassed for all those years.

Najma and Hibo Hussein are 19 and 20, respectively. The family, including 15 siblings and their parents, immigrated to the United States in 2000 after living in a refugee camp in Kenya, where hundreds of thousands of Somalis landed after civil war broke out in their country.

The Husseins are Muslim, and said classmates have labeled them “towel heads” and “terrorists” since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Lawyers for the family members have argued the girls have been systematically abused at school because of their religious and ethnic backgrounds. Attorney Mickey E. Harris, who is representing the family, said their collective experiences have soured them on the American Dream.

“The question becomes does it get better or are they better off in a Third World country,” Harris asked.   [LOL!  Don’t answer that!—ed]

The sisters’ cause has sparked public discussion and a protest organized by the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts.

Isn’t diversity beautiful!