This is an article the Washington Post ran last Saturday that I am just getting around to mentioning. I didn’t even read it for a couple of days figuring it would be the usual mainstream media slam of “rightwingers” and “Islamophobes,” but check this out. Right in the middle of the article is a section (below) which asks how can this be that second and third generation Muslim immigrants aren’t “assimilating?”
Could it possibly be that the Muslim immigrants, having reached critical mass, are more interested in advancing Islam than they are in acquiring the trappings of the ‘good (material) life?’
As the movement has grown, tens of thousands of Germans also have risen up to condemn Pegida, taking to the streets in counter-demonstrations that have often been far larger that the anti-Islamic, anti-immigrant rallies they are opposing. Yet the Pegida movement has seemed to tap into a hidden vein of German angst.
Some here are worried not only about the new asylum seekers, but also about the growing numbers of other migrants entering Europe’s largest and strongest economy. Equally vexing to many is the lack of assimilation among a significant number of Muslim immigrants, some of whom came to Germany decades ago. Last September, for example, Germans were outraged after a stunt in the city of Wuppertal in which 11 devout Muslims wearing the words “Sharia Police”on bright orange vests approached Turkish nightclubs and cafes and warned young partygoers that they were violating Islamic law by drinking.
Such fears have surfaced as security concerns are mounting in Germany and across Europe over the threat of homegrown terror. As in France, hundreds of radicalized young Germans — many of them the second- and third-generation sons and daughters of Muslim immigrants — have left to fight with extremists in Syria and Iraq.
“How is it possible that parallel societies are forming in Germany?” Pegida spokeswoman Kathrin Oertel said on German TV last week. “That Islamic judges have the right to administer justice, and that Islamic schools are inciting hatred against German citizens?”
It is because Islam and the advancement of the Caliphate is stronger and infinitely more important than anything (jobs, nice homes, fashionable clothes) Germany can offer! Get it!
And, it goes on because most Western governments are chicken!
See our complete archive on the growing internal discord in Germany by clicking here.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A star-studded list of UK celebrities from Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, to musician Sting and designer Vivienne Westwood wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, criticizing the government for not welcoming more Syrian refugees.
“Resettling ‘several hundred people’ just isn’t good enough for a global leader. This issue isn’t about migration statistics or party politics, it’s about people. It’s about the values that we in Britain hold dear; compassion and humanity.”
Other celebrities who lent their support were actresses Vanessa Redgrave, Juliet Stevenson and Michelle Dockery, artist Grayson Perry, and film directors Ken Loach and Stephen Frears. Television presenters Michael Palin and Dan Snow and fashion designer Bella Freud also signed the letter.
Update February 3rd:World Net Dailydoes the story, here.
Editor: This is another excellent news analysis from ‘Pungentpeppers’ who reports that there is more to come regarding this dreadful ‘diversity is beautiful’ alert….
A HI-TECH AFGHAN-AMERICAN CRIME: Police in California have arrested Qayed Murtaza Shareef, 39, the CEO of a technology company. Shareef allegedly engaged in ‘sexually explicit conversations’ with a pair of 9- and 10-year-old boys in Virginia, using an online texting application called Tango.
Shareef pretended to be a teenaged boy named “Jeremy Stevens”. He acted like a film director and told the boys what sex acts he wanted them to perform with each other while he was photographing and videotaping them through a tablet they were using. He also shared adult pornography with the boys, including demonstrations of his own sexual performances.
“He basically just started it off, ‘Hey what’s your age?’ And within an hour, took it sexual,” said prosecutor Vanessa Woods. “He sent photos and videos of himself, as well as pornographic videos.”
Authorities say the 39-year-old then gave instructions to the boys to record each other and to him send the photos and videos.
“He was very specifically asking them to do various sexual positions, acts, show sexual body parts,” Woods said.
Prosecutors say the crimes allegedly started Christmas Day 2013 and lasted four days. Investigators discovered 30 different videos of sex acts after being contacted by the boy’s mother.
The mother of one of the boys found the messages when she checked the tablet on December 30, 2013. She then notified police in Virginia. Because of the complexity of the case, requiring multiple subpoenas, the investigation took almost a year. If convicted, Shareef faces a maximum sentence of 752 years to life in state prison. He is being held on $2 million bail. There are likely more victims yet to be identified. Anyone with information should contact Orange County investigators at the Patch link below.
THE PERPETRATOR: Born in Afghanistan, Qayed Shareef had achieved the American Dream. He arrived in the U.S. with his mother and brother when he was eleven years old. They were refugees fleeing from one of Afghanistan’s many wars. His father, who was a fighter, stayed behind. Once in California, Shareef learned to speak English with barely a trace of an accent. He became an expert in internet media advertising and technology and worked his way up to be the CEO of Adaptive Media, a publicly traded corporation he founded based in Irvine, California. He also married and became a father. He has since been terminated from his job.
“BACHA BAZI”: Growing up in Afghan society, Shareef must have witnessed Bacha Bazi – if he wasn’t a victim of it himself. “Bacha Bazi” means “Boy Play” and it is pervasive and deeply rooted in Afghanistan’s tribal culture where women are taboo and must remain hidden. Bacha Bazi is sometimes portrayed as men acting something like our “drag queens”, but Afghan style, and they dance at parties. That’s a whitewash of the insidious and sinister nature of Bacha Bazi.
Young boys become drawn into the play acting – and much more than dancing is involved. Usually the boys are poor and vulnerable in some way. Perhaps Shareef, with an absent father, fell into the trap.
The boys who are abused are generally between the ages of 8 and 16 – or the ages of Shareef’s victims. They are forced to dress like women, dance like women, and perform sexually in the place of women. Once they mature and their beards starts to grow, they are expected to switch roles and start acting like men. Often they themselves go on to obtain their own boys to abuse, and thus continue the cycle. Commonly, a newly-matured former boy marries the daughter of his own abuser, in order that the father could maintain his sexual relationship with him.
“As a culture that has repeatedly allowed the victimisation of young men by their elders, and turned survivors into abusers, Afghanistan has unleashed multiple generations of predators and traumatised young men.”[See “Hand Covers Bruise …” Link below.]
At least one of those Afghan predators found his way to Australia. …… To Be Continued.
Leo Hohmann writing at World Net Daily today reports on the locations where Syrian (mostly Muslim) refugees will be resettling in America. Some of his news might not be new to regular readers of RRW (he quotes us), but he includes a long section on the plight of the Syrian Christians which I did not know much about.
Here is his introduction to the report entitled, Secret planting of up to 75,000 Syrian Muslims begins in U.S.:
“Up to 10,000 Syrian refugees, most of them Muslims, will be resettled in cities throughout the U.S. in 2015, with that figure expected to surge to near 75,000 over the next five years.
While some of the planned destinations for these refugees are starting to leak out, the big question is: where will they be going?
The U.S. State Department does not announce where it plans to send foreign refugees for resettlement within the United States, although the locations do eventually show up in a government database some weeks after they arrive in their host cities. Word of their anticipated arrivals will sometimes surface earlier in local media reports.
And that’s already happening in North Dakota, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio and Washington.”
I urge you to read it all. WND is one of the only national news outlets that tells the public who the federal resettlement contractors are that operate in 180 cities across America. See our archive, here, of other reports from WND.
We told you here a couple of weeks ago that the Obama Administration wants to Shape a Federal Immigrant and Refugee Integration Strategy!
They need your help and have scheduled listening sessions so you might give them ideas.
I’m thinking the best way to assimilate (preferred word!) them is to bring a whole lot less of them into the country now and into the foreseeable future.
Here is the e-mail I received yesterday (you are a “Stakeholder” too):
The President’s Task Force on New Americans and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invite you to participate in three listening sessions on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m. (Eastern), Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, from 1 to 2 p.m. (Eastern) and Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, from 1 to 2 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss federal strategies to strengthen the civic integration of new Americans.
On Nov. 21, 2014, President Barack Obama issued a memorandum establishing a White House Task Force on New Americans, an interagency effort to develop a coordinated federal strategy to better integrate new Americans into communities.
During these listening sessions, Task Force members and USCIS officials will provide an overview of the Task Force on New Americans and seek your feedback on best practices or strategies for successfully integrating immigrants into local communities.
To register for these sessions, please follow the steps below:
Visit our registration page to confirm your participation
Click here to register for the January 29th session focusing on receiving communities
Click here to register for the February 3rd session focusing on economic and linguistic integration
Click here to register for the February 5th session focusing on civic integration
Enter your email address and select “Submit”
Select “Subscriber Preferences”
Select the “Event Registration” tab
Provide your full name and organization
Complete the questions and select “Submit”
Once we process your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details. If you have any questions about the registration process, or if you do not receive a confirmation email within two business days, please email us at Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov.
Note to the media: This engagement is not for press purposes. Please contact the USCIS Press Office at (202) 272-1200 for any media inquiries. If you have questions regarding the engagement or other stakeholder matters, please email us at Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov.