There is so much ‘Invasion of Europe’ news now that I’ll post just those stories that strike my fancy.
First, I would be remiss in not telling you that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is being called “Mama Merkel” by migrants anxious to get to the good life in Germany, see here. (Psst! Don’t tell Obama, he will be wantin’ some of the lovin’!)
Then this is from ABC News(hat tip: Joanne) yesterday.
What a headache Europe has ahead sorting through the tens of thousands of migrants and trying to figure out who fits the definition of refugee (refugees must prove they are PERSECUTED, but Syrians are automatically assumed to be no matter which side of the conflict they are on!).
A number of migrants arriving in Turkey hoping to reach Europe are purchasing fake Syrian passports in order to claim asylum at the end of their journey, the head of the European border management agency Frontex told French radio today.
“There is a traffic of Syrian passports,” Fabrice Leggeri told Europe 1, “because it’s extremely lucrative for smugglers.”
Syrian citizens are legally entitled to refugee status in any European country because of the civil war in their country.
Those using fake passports, Leggeri said, are mainly from North Africa or the Middle East, migrating for economic reasons. But he admitted that authorities do not have a complete picture of those migrating to Europe.
“We have an idea of nationalities but we don’t have full profiles,” Leggeri said.
Asked by the radio host whether terrorists could be reaching Europe, Leggeri said “it is not impossible but we are extremely vigilant.”
For our complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ series, go here. For more on Germany, go here.
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We reported on the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society’s campaign against “fear and hate” just the day before yesterday, here. Ms. Nezer will join President and CEO Mark Hetfield on the call which I am sure is connected to the Presidential Determinationgoing to Congress this month.
We are witnessing one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our generation. There are over 60 million refugees and displaced persons throughout the world who have experienced war, violence, and persecution in their home countries. Over 11 million of these individuals are from Syria and have had to flee for their lives, many seeking refuge in surrounding countries. Carrying tales of war and conflict, many hundreds of thousands continue their journey across Europe searching for safety and freedom.
The numbers are staggering and the stories are horrifying. Perhaps you have seen the news articles from this past week: 71 people suffocated to death in a truck in Austria. 117 were found dead in boats off the coast of Libya.
This is a moment for leadership and action. In the face of very urgent need, the response from far too many nations, including our own, has been underwhelming and inadequate.
Guided by our own history and values, HIAS is mobilizing American Jews to action. We invite you to join us for a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute overview of the Syrian refugee crisis, including what the situation actually looks like on the ground, what needs to be done to begin to alleviate the tremendous need, and what you can do to help.
Update September 7: More hereat Breitbart. Gulf States fear terrorists in refugee flow! Update September 4: Maybe Obama will ask the Saudi King why they aren’t taking in any of their fellow Muslim refugees (don’t hold your breath), here. Update September 3: The world is beginning to notice! More here. Far Left US refugee contractor confirms they want 65,000 Syrians admitted to US before Obama leaves office!
And, why is the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) completely silent on this glaring hypocrisy? Muslim countries who brag about their Islamic compassion (seethis post from 2009 where the UNHCR had the nerve to suggest that it is Islam—Shariah law!—that first welcomed the stranger and not Christian or Jewish charity) do not allow their co-religionists to live among them.
Once in awhile over the last many years, we see a story like this one where someone dares to ask why rich Arab countries like Saudi Arabia get away with this—with importing cheap domestic labor while not “welcoming” a single Syrian Muslim refugee.
The humanitarian tragedy unfolding daily in Europe has forced the West to again try and redefine its obligations to those who have been made vulnerable as a result of conflict in the Middle East, particularly the Syrian civil war.
But it may also have stirred a desire to question why the burden is shared by so few countries. In particular, why are wealthy Gulf countries still able to salve their consciences by donating money to UN agencies, along with weapons to Syrian rebels, while at the same time refusing to sign the UN Refugee Convention or accept any refugees for resettlement.
It seems to be no great sacrifice for them to open their doors to fellow Arab Muslims, allow them to settle in their countries, and in due course become citizens.
There is something intrinsically wrong when Saudi Arabia can source 1.5 million people to act as domestic help, and a country like Bahrain can issue visas for more than 33,000 housemaids, and yet they can’t even resettle one Syrian refugee.
There is more atThe Interpreter including links and a humorous (sort of) cartoon.
The answer to our question seems pretty obvious to me—the Gulf States want to maintain their racial and cultural superiority (LOL! NO multiculturalism for them!), they are racists, and they would like the West to be further Islamized via migration. We apparently are dumb enough to acquiesce!
And, by the way, Saudi Arabian money isbuilding mosques in America. They know what they are doing!
We have written a lot over the years about Saudi Arabia and refugees, go hereto learn more.
A reader, Dick, sent us this map (below) of the US which shows the number of mosques located in each state. There is a maybe not-so-surprising correlation to the top states receiving refugees.
By the way, as I noted inmy little book, mosque construction is a way to stake-out territory often in advance of the arrival of any large population of worshipers of Allah. The mosque actually serves as the magnet for further migration to that location (the Hijra). Mohammed instructed his followers to migrate, to spread Islam, not just from country to country, but also from town to town and neighborhood to neighborhood.
Here are the Top Five States (for 2014) (in descending order) for refugee resettlement and in parenthesis is its position on the Mosque map. Coincidence?
Texas (#3 in number of mosques)
New York (#2)
Find out how many refugees your state has received this fiscal year (as of July 31st), here. Wow! It looks like OHIO has moved into the #6 spot—gee! I wonder why? Do they really think they will get all of those new registered voters signed up in time for the 2016 election? Ohio is pretty high up on the mosque map too!
Remember readers that the numbers depicted on this map only represent refugees brought to your state by the resettlement contractors. The numbers do not include those moving in to your state as ‘secondary migrants’ (refugees resettled elsewhere who decide to move to your state). They do not include asylum seekers or successful asylum seekers (called asylees) or the ‘unaccompanied alien children.’
For our Virginia readers, I see the number of mosques (map above) for the state is not clear. The number is 88.
The other day we learned that the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) hasput out an alert to its supporters to contact their Washington representatives and urge them to continue supporting the importation of third world poverty to America. HIAS claims that “fear and hate” are what is driving citizen concern about the rapid pace of refugee resettlement to hundreds of US cities and towns. Although they don’t mention any bill by name, they must be concerned about Rep. Brian Babin’s bill(the only bill we know of) that seeks to suspend refugee resettlement until a financial accounting of the program has been accomplished. Rep. Babin is also concerned about national security in the implementation of the refugee program at this time.
Here is reader ‘7delta’ responding to HIAS (emphasis is mine):
Hate, hate, hate, with a serving of phobia du jour. It’s all they’ve got. When facts and truth don’t support an argument, resort to name calling. It’s not just intellectually dishonest, it’s childish. Name calling and the tactics of these groups are unbecoming of a people who claim to be motivated by compassion. They destroy their own case every time they launch into these immature diatribes and attempt to emotionally manipulate citizens and their representatives. Just a head’s up, volags. It no longer works. We have read your own materials and seen your fruits. We have taken your measure and find you wanting.
Fact: The federal government has no moral or Constitutional authority for charity or for mercy, though courts, through existing law, can exhibit mercy, at its discretion, to individuals under its jurisdiction. Charity and mercy belongs solely to the people as individuals or as consenting groups that come together to combine their personal resources to render aid.
The federal government’s sole reason for existing is to protect the citizens, their rights, safety, security, sovereignty, resources, administer equal justice and to punish lawbreakers in order to preserve tranquility, as well as the safety and the well being of its citizens. Government has no authority or resources that did not come from its citizens. All government can do is obligate its citizens to bear the burdens and suffer the consequences. All immigration should primarily benefit its citizens. Never should it burden one of our own “least of these” or risk any citizen.
My challenge to HIAS, or whatever its new name, and to all other volags, is that if your motivation is indeed altruistic and your compassion for the refugees is genuine concern for humanity, stop taking all federal funding, stop enrolling the refugees onto federal programs and financially, morally and emotionally support each refugee for the amount of time it takes each refugee to become completely independent, not “self-sustaining” through public aid programs, but totally independent to care for themselves and their family members and to assimilate into American culture.
As long as you continue to take any federal dollars and run your programs like human mills, and until you accept, as private individuals, the responsibility for who you sponsor and for all the financial and social needs of the refugee, and obligate no one else without their consent, as it was intended and is the proper way to administer charity and mercy, you have no credibility. As it stands now, you certainly have no superior moral ground to denigrate individuals who have not consented and hold you to account for being what you claim to be.
Editor: One of the first questions I hear when people first learn about how we (our government in Washington and their contractors) are bringing in over 100,000 needy people through refugee resettlement, asylum and across our borders as so-called ‘unaccompanied alien children’ is this: Why would we do this when we have so many impoverished and out-of-work Americans? Good question!
This post is archived in our category entitled, ‘Comments worth noting/guest posts.’ There is more good commentary there from ‘7delta.’