Just now I thought I would see if there is anything new about Tun Lon Sein, the Burmese refugee who arrived in North Carolina a week ago on a flight to America that originated in Thailand (there are UN camps for Burmese in Thailand), and who proceeded to jump out of a plane onto the tarmac in Charlotte after trying to bite a flight attendant attempting to restrain him.
I guess they haven’t found an interpreter for his dialect and thus haven’t brought him before a judge yet (let me know if you see that news), but I did spot this Washington Post article from May 27th with more details of his sprint across the tarmac.
Is he nuts, a criminal, or perhaps he simply didn’t want to be a refugee to America?
WaPo a day late and a dollar short!
What is missing from the WaPo account is something that was known to the local media published in Charlotte the day before the WaPo report—Sein is a refugee being resettled in the US by Episcopal Migration Ministries through the US (Trump) State Department.
Why did the WaPo reporter Avi Selk leave the all important ‘R’ word from his report? (Or did his editors?) Didn’t he know how to use google? Instead his ‘news’ is fleshed-out with reports on other recent scary airline incidents with passengers.
For more on the Burmese refugee’s origins, see my report last week, here.
Now, see Selk’s story where you have to get to the very end to see any reference to the fact that Sein was from somewhere else in the world (Selk even had the affidavit that local media in Charlotte must have had!):
According to the affidavit, he was midway through a journey that began overseas and spoke “little or no English” during the incident.
So is it any wonder that the refugee industry activists are out telling anyone who will listen that refugees who have been screened-in to America, don’t commit crimes and are not terrorists?
It is because the news they read (and watch) isn’t telling the whole truth (and if the activists know the truth they are hoping the general public doesn’t find out!).
And this is too juicy! See the WaPo banner! Democracy Dies in Darkness! Wow!
Come-on WaPo, how about some serious, unbiased and truthful investigative work for a change!
For a little summer reading, see my ‘refugee crimes’ category with 2,101 posts extending back almost ten years!