Malaysia is a safe Muslim country. At the time the Iranian “refugee” gunman got into Australia as an asylum seeker, the Australian government was pretty much “welcoming” all. Why couldn’t the Iranian phony cleric simply ask for asylum in Malaysia? Why did Australia give him asylum in 2001? I’ll bet those are questions the Abbott government is researching (or should be) at this very moment.
Today things are different in Australia as it is one of the few countries in the world at least trying to control its borders, if it is not already too late.
From the Malay Mail Online (hat tip: Robin):
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 — Iranian gunman Man Haron Monis who kept Sydney gripped in a deadly hostage crisis had fled to Malaysia after committing “violent” crimes in Iran before seeking asylum in Australia, according to the Middle Eastern nation’s police.
Monis, who was shot dead by Australian police after holding 17 people hostage in a Sydney cafe, had absconded to Malaysia in 1996 during a time when he was wanted for those and fraud-related crimes.
Aside from his alleged crimes in Iran, Monis was also facing trial in Australia for a number of offences, including being accessory to the murder of his wife as well as over 40 sexual assault charges involving seven alleged victims.
It is unclear when the Iranian left Malaysia for Australia, where he was granted refugee status in 2001.
Iranian police chief General Ismail Ahmadi Moghaddam also revealed that Australia had declined Iran’s request to extradite Monis to stand trial for his crimes.
Moghaddam also alleged that Monis had sought asylum by masquerading as a Muslim cleric.
“It lasted four years to collect evidence on Manteqi’s [Monis’] identification documents and we reported this to the Australian police but since Australia has no extradition treaty with Iran, they didn’t extradite him,” Moghaddam was quoted as saying in a report by the Mehr News Agency.
Monis’ refugee status also precluded Australia from repatriating him to Iran.
Malaysia is a popular transit point for Iranians seeking to escape the Middle Eastern regime, owing to shared religious and cultural links between the two nations.
There is more, read it all.
So why is the US taking refugees from Malaysia and who are they? Surely no Christians went there for protection!
If you go to this fiscal year’s (FY2015) State Department statistics you can see that we took a huge number of “refugees” from Malaysia in the first two months of this year (October and November)—1,504. Again, Malaysia is a safe Muslim country so who are we taking?
I bet we took thousands from Malaysia in FY2014, but those stats are no longer available to the general public.
Who are those “refugees?” Are they persecuted Malaysian Christians? Are they illegal aliens (Muslims) who got to Malaysia hoping to make it to Australia? Is this like our Malta situation where we are taking another country’s illegal aliens?
The State Department does not make public the nationalities of those coming to America from Malaysia! We can only guess that they are Burmese Muslims, or Somalis, or more Middle Eastern Muslims. Again, persecuted minorities (like the Christians) won’t be seeking protection in Malaysia. And, if they are why is the State Department keeping it secret?