Did you follow the case of Mohamed Elshinawy sentenced to 20 years for helping plan a terror attack on US soil (worked with ISIS and Muslim Brotherhood abroad)?
Elshinawy, an Egyptian, lived in Maryland as he worked with Egyptians abroad.
One part of their plans involved using drones as weapons.
I never did tell you that a guy named Mohammed (not this one!) ‘lost’ a drone on my farm over a year ago. That is all I am going to tell you, but know that you need to all follow what is happening with drones (used for fun and for war). I do.
I spent a few minutes searching around for any information on Elshinawy’s immigration status, but again one needs a ‘secret decoder ring’ to figure out how someone, like this convicted Islamic terrorist, came to be in the US in the first place.
How are we going to assess which immigration channels to the US are flawed, if authorities never report which programs allow people like Elshinawy in to the US?
Invasion of Europe news….
I wasn’t going to bother posting this one more story about hundreds of refugees stranded in the Mediterranean and being rescued by the Italian coast guard (so what else is new!), but then I saw this particular group launched, not from the usual lawless Libya (thank Hillary), but from Egypt.
Why didn’t Egypt’s military government stop the launch, heck, you could hardly hide boats big enough to carry hundreds?
From DNA India:
Hundreds of refugees were brought to Italy on Friday having been rescued from the sea over the past day, however the majority were not Syrian, as previously reported, but came from a variety of countries, officials said.
The Italian coast guard, which orchestrated various rescue missions on Thursday, initially said most of the new arrivals appeared to be from Syria — a sign that Middle East refugees were shifting their route into Europe away from Greece.
However, further checks showed that while there probably were Syrians and Iraqis on board two rescued boats, there were also a large number of Egyptians, Somalis and Eritrean. In all, there were just over 800 people aboard the two vessels.
“The majority are not from Syria,” said Carlotta Sami, a spokeswoman with the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR, after a first group of 340 people were brought ashore.
She confirmed initial reports that the two boats had set sail from Egypt rather than Libya, which is the usual staging post used by people smugglers looking to move refugees into Europe from north Africa.
The story goes on to report that many were unaccompanied teenagers. It seems all of Africa is going to be in Europe someday because there appears to be no will on the part of most Europeans to stop it.
Recently someone told me they had a friend in the travel business who was telling clients to see Europe NOW before it is completely colonized.
See our ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive by clicking here where I bet we have a hundred posts going back years!
The latest wave of Africans trying to break into Israel via Egypt are bringing ladders.
For new readers we have a category here at RRW entitled, ‘Israel and refugees,‘ although there has been so much news from the ‘Invasion of Europe’ lately we haven’t said much about the smaller invasion of Israel.
Here is news fromBreitbartthat could be used for guidance for Trump’s wall:
TEL AVIV – Israel is set to raise the height of its fence along the Egyptian border in an effort to keep out migrants, defense officials said Tuesday.
The fence will be raised an additional meter, making it six meters (19.7 feet) high. This follows an increase in African migrants entering the country over the past year.
The army said that a series of additional prevention methods will be put in place to reduce the number of illegal border crossings.
The current fence, which was built between 2010-2014, has been largely successful in preventing migrant incursions, the IDF said. In 2014, only 14 people made it across the border, compared with 12,000 in 2010. However, in 2015, some 200 migrants made it over the fence, often with the use of ladders.
Learn about Saudi Arabia’s ‘anti-ISIS’ barrier, here. Walls do work.
Nearly 507,000 women and girls in the United States could be at risk of female genital excision, including 57,000 in California, a new study has found.
That is more than twice the number that were thought to be at risk in 2000, the last year for which estimates are available.
Analysts at the Population Reference Bureau, a nonprofit research organization in Washington, attributed the preliminary findings released Friday to an increase in immigration [REFUGEES—ed] from countries where the practice is common, including Egypt, Ethiopia and Somalia.
It is unclear how many families continue the practice after moving to the U.S., but community activists say there is anecdotal evidence of girls being sent back to their parents’ home countries for “vacation cutting” and of traditional cutters traveling to the U.S. to circumcise girls in this country.
To estimate the number who may have undergone the procedure or be at risk, the research group used data collected by the Census Bureau for the 2013 American Community Survey to determine the number of women and girls whose families originate in countries where female genital excision is practiced. It then applied the prevalence rates in those countries to the numbers in the U.S.
The methodology is similar to that used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a study that found about 168,000 women and girls were at risk of genital excision in the U.S. in 1990, said Mark Mather, the group’s associate vice president for U.S. programs.
California is the state with the highest at-risk population, followed by New York (48,000) and Minnesota (44,000), the Population Reference Bureau found. [We know that Minnesota has the highest Somali population in the US—ed]
For our regular readers there is not much new here except that we get some details about one particular smuggling route out of Egypt and it makes me wonder why the hell all of the European powers and American pressure on Egypt too, couldn’t get the Egyptian government to stop this lucrative smuggling route.
Instead of really clamping down on Egypt, one policy consideration for the Europeans is to increase LEGAL immigration as a way of stopping the smuggling business. Sheesh!
The ‘stars’ of this New York Timesarticle are Palestinian brothers who survived a boat wreck and are now in Malta hankering to move on to a first world country. Emphasis is mine:
Today, the business of smuggling refugees and migrants across the Mediterranean into Europe has become a hugely profitable, if deadly, enterprise, with more than 3,000 people believed to have died so far this year. One United Nations official estimated that in 2014 smugglers on those routes would gross more than $1 billion, with sophisticated operations that sometimes overlap with criminal gangs who traffic in arms and drugs.
For Europe, the enormous influx of migrants and refugees has stirred both sympathy and resentment, while presenting a policy conundrum — the humanitarian imperative of rescuing the desperate at sea versus the economic and political burden of absorbing them.
With illegal migration very likely to keep growing, one question is whether to expand legal migration.
By some estimates, as many as one million migrants are hiding on the North African coast, from Libya to Egypt, during the peak summer months, waiting for boats.In Egypt, smuggling in Alexandria and nearby ports has risen sharply since the Syrian exodus began in 2013, when five to seven boats left every week. Now five to seven boats leave every day.
The Palestinian survivors, looking for sympathy, want your help to get into some sweet country:
Today, the three survivors are living in a migrant center and trapped in bureaucratic limbo in Malta. They want to reach a country that will provide them asylum, perhaps Sweden or Canada or Australia. But on Wednesday, they must submit fingerprints and be processed in Malta.
“We need support,” said Mamoun Doghmosh. “We need help.”
Read it all. Note that there are many places along this smuggling pipeline where the migrant flow could be stopped.