The UN is testing a new way of keeping track of who is who in refugee camps around the world, but here is the hitch—they first must have real proof of who you really are. They don’t say that of course, but that is the ultimate problem with the system. You could be anyone who shows up at a camp and reports that you have no papers (you were running for your life, but maybe you have a criminal record in S. Africa), give a name, any name, and soon have a rock solid identity and a UN ID card.
Come to think of it, wouldn’t it be great to have such an ID (with Iris data!) to vote in the US (of course with the proper paperwork to prove who you are in the first place and that you are a legal citizen). Walk in, have your Iris scanned and then vote!
DZALEKA, Malawi, January 22 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has completed initial testing of a new biometrics system that should help it better register and protect people, verify their identity and target assistance for the forcibly displaced in operations around the world.
The identification management tool, which is being developed by UNHCR with a private sector company, was tested here at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi last month. It stores fingerprints, iris data and photographs for facial recognition and will include an emergency feature to aid in fixing populations in advance of full registration. For refugees without ID, this becomes a vital record.
Refugees questioned by UNHCR said they were happy because now there was a permanent record of their identity. Many refugees lose their documents during flight and this can cause them problems later and restrict access to aid and protection. “I can be someone now. I am registered globally with the UN and you’ll always know who I am,”said 43-year-old Congolese refugee Olivier Mzaliwa, echoing the thoughts of other refugees.
“On the same day that President Barack Obama decided to take a swipe at Christians and continues to use euphemisms to describe Muslim terrorists, a Somali national living in San Antonio, Texas, was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years in federal prison for his conspiring to provide material support to the radical Islamic group Al Shabaab. The Somalia-based Islamist group is designated by both the U.S. State and Treasury Departments as a foreign terrorist organization. The defendant, Abdinassir Mohamud Ibrahim, was also convicted for lying in order to get refugee status to enter the U.S., according to Justice Department officials.
Ibrahim, a citizen of Somalia, had been charged and pleaded guilty to both criminal offenses on July 31, 2014. The 43-year-old Ibrahim confessed that for about four-years beginning in May 18, 2010, he conspired with other supporters of Muslim terrorism to provide material support to Al Shabaab. Somalia’s Al Shabaab is affiliated with what’s known as “core” al-Qaida.
“This Somali, like many others living in the United States, lied to get into the country, lied to get refugee status and lied about his loyalties. One can only estimate how many more ‘Ibrahims’ are out and about in our country,” said former police counterterrorism unit member Pauline Soulters. “And yet we have a Commander in Chief who wants to talk about the 11th and 12th Century Catholic Church rather than the 21st Century Muslim jihad,” she added. Soulters was referring to comments made by President Barack Obama during a prayer breakfast in which he gave a lecture about the evils committed by Christians during the Crusades.”
Please check out the summary of many polls taken in Western Countries about citizen’s negative views on Islam—here at Citizen Warriorand re-posted at The Counter Jihad Report earlier this week. Hat tip: Judy.
Be sure to open one for the USA,here, and note that Republicans are less “warm” about the Islamic faith than they are about any other religion, however, Democrats rated Mormons lowest on their ‘warmness’ scale. Figures! (Know any Mormons killing and maiming in the name of their religion?)
I’ve been thinking lately that we need other demographic researchers to either back Pew or challenge Pew on its findings on the spread of Islam to the West. I don’t like relying on one organization (related to Pew Charitable Trust that I know for a fact leans Left).
Ijust now told commenter, FatherJon, that maybe Australia would be alone one day in standing against the Muslim migration (since the government there has been steadfastly turning the illegal alien boats away).
I don’t know why this old news popped up in my alerts today, but since it is before the Abbott government took on the boat people, maybe there is still hope for Australia! Will it be Australia Alone?
After Paris it became clear that Pew and others need to get on the stick and begin revising their out-dated demographic data!
THE number of Muslims in Australia will grow four times more quickly than non-Muslims over the next 20 years as the continued instability in developing Islamic countries in Southeast Asia drives migrants and refugees to these shores.
A major new study by the US-based Pew Research Centre has forecast a global surge in the Muslim population, with Australia and New Zealand among the nations expected to see the biggest rises.
In Australia, the Muslim community will grow from about 399,000 to 714,000 by 2030, an increase of 80 per cent.
In that time the non-Muslim population will increase by about 18 per cent.
This trend is even more dramatic in New Zealand, where there will be a 150 per cent rise in residents who adhere to Islam.
The projections, by the Pew Research Centre’s Forum on Religion and Public Life, have been calculated using fertility, mortality and migration rates.
But while the study confirms the continued spread of the Islamic faith — Muslims will comprise 26.4 per cent of the world’s population of 8.3 billion in 2030 — it anticipates that this growth will level off.
As living standards rise, more Muslims gravitate towards cities and women gain access to education and employment, the fertility rates in these communities will fall.
Bob Birrell, a sociologist and immigration expert from Monash University, said that while Middle East migration had plateaued, the forecast rises were “very plausible”. Family reunion, the refugee program and high levels of net migration would contribute to the growth, especially with the pressures to migrate in countries such as Indonesia, Pakistan and Malaysia, he said.
The Muslim population in Australia would still remain relatively low. At present, Muslims comprise 1.9 per cent of all Australians. That figure will rise to 2.8 per cent.
Don’t get too comfy! My guess is that the tipping point of the ‘civilization jihad’ for a country comes at around 3%—the point where the Muslim population is emboldened and begins to demand shariah compliance.
So it isn’t just our Somali refugees thumbing their noses at the country that gave them a home, now it’s Bosnians in Missouri, Illinois and New York.
Before we report the news, just a reminder that it was the Clinton Administration that admitted tens of thousands of Bosnian Muslims to the US in the wake of his phony-baloney war. Many initially went to Iowa to work for Clinton’s pals in the meat packing industry including Tyson Foods! We learned about the Clinton gift of cheap labor to BIG MEAT here (in an agricultural publication) in 2008.
Here is the Washington Times on the news that broke yesterday (hat tip: ‘Pungentpeppers’):
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Six Bosnian immigrants have been accused of sending money and equipment to terrorists oversees, including fighters with the Islamic State group and al-Qaida in Iraq, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Friday.
An indictment unsealed Friday in St. Louis said the defendants donated money themselves and in some cases collected funds from others in the U.S. and sent the donations overseas. It says two of the defendants used some of the money to buy U.S. military uniforms, firearms accessories, tactical gear and other equipment, which was shipped to people in Turkey and Saudi Arabia who forwarded the supplies to terrorists.
The supplies and money eventually made their way to fighters in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere, according to the indictment. Money also was sent to support family members of people fighting in Iraq and elsewhere, the indictment says. All of the defendants knew where the money and supplies were going, the indictment says.
The indictment alleges the conspiracy began no later than May 2013 and that the defendants used email, phones and social media websites including Facebook to communicate using coded words, such as “brothers,” ”lions” and “Bosnian brothers.”
All six people who are charged are natives of Bosnia who were living in the U.S. legally. Three are naturalized citizens; the other three had either refugee or legal resident status, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. [By the way, when I began writing this blog more than 7 years ago, that ‘r’ word would never be mentioned, they would only be immigrants if even that word was used, times are changing!—ed]
The indictment names Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, 40, his wife, Sedina Unkic Hodzic, 35, and Armin Harcevic, 37, all of St. Louis County; Nihad Rosic, 26 of Utica, New York; Mediha Medy Salkicevic, 34, of Schiller Park, Illinois; and Jasminka Ramic, 42 of Rockford, Illinois. [Utica is the UN-designated Town that Loves Refugees—ed]
All face charges of conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists and with providing material support to terrorists. Rosic and Ramiz Hodzic are also charged with conspiring to kill and maim people in a foreign country.
More on how St. Louis has become the largest Bosnian community outside of Bosnia itself!
The International Institute helped make it happen. That is the same refugee contractor that recently made a vow to create in St. Louis the largest ethnic diversified city in the nation by 2020. We told you about thathere.
According to the International Institute of St. Louis, which sponsored the largest early wave of immigrants, about 50,000 people of Bosnian descent – either immigrants or their American-born children – have settled in the St. Louis area.
About the photo and just a little tying-up of loose ends: