Looks like it’s Somali Sunday here at RRW. Sure hope it won’t turn into Somali week!
It is not some bad ol’ edgy newspaper or rightwing blogger feeling the heat, but in what has to be juicy irony a long-time refugee agency that is a mecca of multicultural love and understanding in Seattle is facing the heat from Somali protestors.
The protestors who stood outside of Refugee Women’s Allianceon Friday were angry that one of its staff members had the naivete’ to think that here in America showing a Mohammed cartoon in a discussion about freedom of speech and religion is perfectly acceptable.
Guess not! The teacher, who is from India, may be fired (but, in the meantime, she has left the country!).
Controversy over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed hit home in Seattle recently, culminating in a protest outside of southend refugee service provider on Friday.
A group of Somali Americans gathered outside the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way to demand the resignation of a teacher who showed the cartoons to her teenage students on the day after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.
“We’re not gonna be silent when it’s something that’s not right,” said Hassan Aden, who was one of between 15 to 20 people who attended the protest. “We’re trying to show that we’re not happy with what she did.”
The teacher, Deepa Bhandaru, recently earned her Ph.D from the UW Political Science department, and works for ReWA teaching a free class on world affairs for youth, where she showed the cartoons during a lesson on free speech and religious pluralism.
The cartoon and another story on the demonstration can be found here.
Be sure to have a look at the most recent Form990 for Refugee Women’s Alliance just one of the hundreds of contractors and subcontractors living off the taxpayers to help the ‘stranger’. In 2013 its total income (p. 9) was $5.5 million and $4.4 million came from government grants. It reaped another $600,000 from child care income (some of that was probably subsidized by taxpayers too)!
What is wrong with this picture—we pay to feed, clothe, house and educate them and get a kick in the teeth as a reward!
See our two previous posts just today (hereandhere) on Somalis—gosh we would be so bored without them!
Seattle isn’t just about Seahawks—it is one of the top cities that “welcomed” Somalis over the last two decades. Scroll down this handy listof all the refugee resettlement contractors. On page 36 you will see who is responsible in Washington State.
Addendum: Just remembered our December post about Somalis demanding more housing in Seattle, here.
Editor: This is another important guest post from ‘Pungentpeppers.’ If you are new to Refugee Resettlement Watch and think you can dismiss this horror story because it is in faraway Australia, think again! It has happened right here in America and reminds us of the dangers of falling for cultural relativism and that the old tired line about diversity bringing us strength is propaganda. We have enough child predators of our own, we don’t need to be importing more and then excusing them because these acts aren’t criminal ones where they come from!
See Part One, “In the West: A Modern Form of Afghan “Bacha Bazi” Pedophilia?” for arrest of Qayed Shareef, a California CEO, and the insidious Afghan practice of targeting boys for sexual abuse called Bacha Bazi.
Australia grapples with Bacha Bazi compulsive predators
Around the time Qayed Shareef was role playing with 9- and 10-year olds via the internet in the U.S., Afghan natives Ali Jaffari and Omid Roshan were on the prowl in Australia’s Greater Melbourne area.As events build on each other, Australia wakens.
2010 – Ali Jaffari, aged 30+, arrives in Australia via smuggler boat. He seeks asylum and is detained 15 months.
Jan. 2012 – Jaffari is granted a permanent protection visa.
2012 – Omid Roshan, age 19 or 20, arrives late in the year via smuggler boat. After 1-month detention, he is granted a temporary bridging visa. Thus, two boy-seeking sexual predators are released into the general population.
Nov. 2012 – Jaffari molests 12- and 13-year old boys at a swimming pool in Geelong (near Melbourne). [A number of years ago another Afghan refugee creep did something similar: as soon as Hussain Haidari was released from detention, he swooped into the Adelaide Aquatic Center where he found his 13-year-old boy prey – at the swimming pool.] Jaffari remains free pending trial.
Jan. 2013 – Jaffari tries to kidnap a 4-year-old girl at a Geelong cricket field. Grabs her hand and starts to lead her away. He tells police, “for us is not an issue”.
Aug. 2013 – Geelong swimming pool molestation trial. The boys testify that Jaffari approached them and, at first, was “mucking about” with them in the pool:
One witness said things changed when he started grabbing at them, cuddling one boy, kissing him on the neck and telling him he was “sexy”. He also rubbed himself against a boy. The victim told the court Jaffari followed them to the showers, where he cornered one boy, asking him if he “wanted company”. He said Jaffari then tried to pull him out of sight of his friend. The boys fled and reported the matter to their parents.
The court heard both suffered nightmares after the attack and one mother broke down while giving evidence, telling the court her son’s first words to her were, “I was nearly raped”. (See facebook here)
Verdict: Jaffari found guilty on 6 counts indecent acts with child & 1 attempt.
Sentence: NO JAIL TIME! 300 hours community service. Magistrate Ann McGarvie takes into account Jaffari’s refugee status and that he had previously spent 15 months in detention. She deems him to have low chance of reoffending (despite already facing charges for the separate kidnapping and his unknown history in Afghanistan and Pakistan). Jaffari appeals.
November 2013. At child-stealing hearing, politically-correct Magistrate Ian von Einem says about Jaffari holding little girl’s hand and leading her away: “If a middle-aged, friendly woman did this, I doubt she’d be charged.”
February 2014. Jaffari is reconvicted on appeal of swimming pool case. Police withdraw the child-stealing charges because Magistrate Ron Saines says he’d have trouble finding Jaffari guilty, citing “cultural differences”.
March 2014. Afghan Omid Roshan of Dandenong (southeast Melbourne) kidnaps a 9-year-old boy from a soccer match, rapes him, and then flees the Melbourne area to Sydney. (See previous post at RRW, here) Detectives track him down and charge him with 2 counts of rape and other offenses. Roshan does not ask for bail.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison promises to keep the temporary visa holder in detention if the court should release him pending trial. … Meanwhile bloggers in America pick up the story of how Ali Jaffari, the other Afghan sex- and asylum-seeking predator, avoided prosecution because of “cultural differences”.
Australian media figure and blogger Derryn Hinchis outraged. He posts a piece on “cultural insanity” showing Jaffari’s photo. He writes:
“Apparently Jaffari is an Afghan refugee with cultural differences. Is it culturally acceptable there for adults to sexually assault children? I doubt it. But even if it were, it is abhorrent here and our laws say so.”
Hinch’s post reaches 130,000 people. Australia’s “Pickering Post” piece on Jaffari is so popular that its servers shut down; the Facebook version logs over half a million hits. The people are roused. But Jaffari himself causes the coming commotion.
April 4, 2014. Police spot Jaffari in a St. Kilda public library (suburban Melbourne) viewing child porn on his laptop (violent sexual images of children). April 7, a passing cyclist notices and photographs a man behaving in “a not quite right” manner near public toilets, at the rear of football changing rooms used by under-8 to 10-year old boys at Albert Park Lake Reserve (Melbourne area). Police identify the suspicious person as Jaffari and caution him. Within weeks, Jaffari is back, again hanging around the site.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison wants to revoke Jaffari’s permanent visa, but is stymied by Australian law. The current character test requires a “substantial criminal record” including at least a 12-month jail term, something that does not apply to Jaffari. Clearly, there is a mismatch between criminal law and immigration law. In Australia, cases involving child sexual abuse are often handled by magistrates rather than judges – shockingly, they are considered low level crimes. The magistrates who were involved in Jaffari’s cases were extremely lenient and made reckless allowances for Jaffari’s foreign origins and foreign customs— they effectively put Australian children at risk, and the Government found its hands tied.Morrison tells the public they are working on a solution.
May 2014. A member of the public is alarmed by the potentially dangerous situation developing at Albert Park and contacts Derryn Hinch whose piece about the roaming Ali Jaffari, called “Help …. please” reaches over 170,000 Australians (here).
Mainstream Australian press runs editorials – Herald Sun: “Send abuser back home”. Daily Telegraph: “Old tribal customs no excuse for crimes.”
WHERE’S ALI JAFFARI? HE’S EVERYWHERE! Mass awakening of public concern follows Jaffari’s re-arrest and release on porn charges. Police investigate his behavior towards young children at footy training (Australian football practice) near Albert Park. Worried parents report seeing Jaffari loitering near a school, parks, and playground. TV and radio personality Kate Langbroek tweets that Jaffari was loitering at her children’s school and MSAC (Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre). “So there’s a pedo hanging around our kids’ school. Seriously. And at MSAC. Apparently he has ‘a right to pursue fitness’. Holy moly.” Jaffari is also seen at a Beaconsfield Parade playground where an irate parent confronts him. “A mother left shaken after she claims Jaffari followed her and her two children through Albert Park after dark, making noises and touching himself.” She is horrified he’s back at large.
What’s to be done?How will Jaffari be kept off the streets, and out of parks, and pools, and libraries? Can he, should he, be sent back to Afghanistan? How about Derryn Hinch’s question: Is it culturally acceptable in Afghanistan for adults to sexually assault children? ….
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News on Jaffari and Roshan:
Just hours after a terrorist group’s attack on a satirical newspaper in Paris last month, nine future teachers sat with a group of Somali community elders in Minneapolis discussing the relationship between Islam and terrorism.
The immersion program was designed for new teachers because of the growth in the Somali population in Minnesota and Wisconsin:
“This immersion experience offers unparalleled opportunities for pre-service teachers to broaden their worldviews and develop culturally relevant competenciesthat they will need to be effective and ethical teachers in today’s public school system,” said Dr. Aram deKoven, an associate professor of education studies who helps organize and lead the Somali Domestic Intercultural Immersion experience.
The Somali immersion experience is a comprehensive educational program that combines more than 24 hours of classroom-based instruction, a weeklong, full-day field placement in specially selected schools that serve primary Somali youth, and daily excursions in and around the Somali community in the Twin Cities.
In the weeks leading up to the school immersion, students hear lectures on Somali history, traditions, customs, migrations and conflicts.
Liban Haji Mohamed left the country that had given him the ‘good life’ to join the jihadists in Somalia in 2012. Why are we just hearing about this now?
I’ve been away to speak about the Refugee Resettlement Program of the UN/US State Department and heard this news in my travels. I’m glad to see that Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily was on the story yesterday.
A Somali-American man who came to the United States as a refugee is now the FBI’s newest “Most Wanted Terrorist” after leaving for Somalia, and a former congresswoman is asking why a bill to prevent American jihadists from re-entering the country has not been acted upon.
Liban Haji Mohamed, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Somalia, is charged with providing material support and resources to both al-Qaida and al-Shabab, a Somalia-based terrorist organization. He is considered particularly dangerous because he worked to recruit other U.S. terrorists for al-Qaida and al-Shabab, the FBI said.
The Somali community in the United States numbers more than 110,000, with large populations in cities such as Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lewiston, Maine, San Diego, California, and Columbus, Ohio, among others where they have been resettled through the United Nations refugee program.
Mohamed, 29, lived in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., and worked as a cab driver in the northern Virginia suburbs, the FBI said. He left the country on or about July 5, 2012, to join the ranks of al-Shabab’s jihadist fighters in Somali, according to a statement posted Jan. 29 on the FBI’s website.
Regarding that 110,000 number of Somalis in the US. We expect the total number to be way above that. 110,000 is about how many the US State Department has admitted to the US in the last 3 decades (see our numbers here). They are now coming to America and being distributed to your towns and cities at the rate of 9,000 plus a year. In fact, just checking the numbers, we have admitted 2,801 Somalis into the US in only the first three months of FY2015. If that rate continues we will be over 11,000 new Somalis this year!
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (who I had the pleasure of meeting this weekend) told WND that the wannabe Jihadists are not stripped of their US passports!
Mohamed is traveling with a U.S. passport, which means he could try to re-enter the country at any time. His passport does not expire until May 20, 2018.
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., introduced legislation last year to revoke the citizenship of any American caught leaving the country to fight for a foreign terrorist organization.
Bachmann’s bill was not even granted a hearing by House Republican leaders. Sen Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced a companion bill in the Senate, which was also ignored.
“I verified with U.S. law enforcement that the U.S. government does not necessarily prevent a known terrorist with a U.S. passport from re-entering the US after they have either supplied material support for terrorism or committed acts of terror themselves,” Bachmann told WND.
“Our refugee policy was introduced by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and was supported by Vice President Biden while serving in the Senate,” she said. “In my view, this madness is indicative of a nation that has lost the will to survive.”
What took the FBI so long? Sounds to me like Mohamed has had plenty of time in the last two years to be debriefed by the terrorists who want to know details about the Washington, DC area!
A federal warrant for Mohamed’s arrest was unsealed Jan. 29 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Virginia. Besides adding Mohamed to the terrorist list and offering a reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction, the FBI is also publicizing the case on social media channels in Somalia and elsewhere to encourage people to come forward with information about the dangerous fugitive.
“It is important for us to locate Mohamed because he has knowledge of the Washington, D.C., area’s infrastructure such as shopping areas, Metro, airports and government buildings,” Ghattas explained. “This makes him an asset to his terrorist associates who might plot attacks on U.S. soil.”