Portland, OR: Somali parents want costly dual language program in school system

If you are an educator or just a taxpayer in a Somali “welcoming” town, this is a story for you.   In Portland, Oregon, Somali activists want a dual language program for their children, many of whom are ‘graduating’ from high school, but without a diploma!  I didn’t even know there was such a thing!  Do they just age-out?


The MRG Foundation, billed as Oregon’s leading funder of the ‘social justice’ movement gave these Somali youths a grant. http://www.mrgfoundation.org/history-and-mission/


Here is the story at the Street Roots News.    Apparently the recent wave (it is very large) of new Somali refugees are especially illiterate.

There are nearly 500 Somali youth currently attending Portland Public Schools (PPS), and since 2010, they’ve combined to make the district’s third largest immigrant community, behind Hispanics and Vietnamese. More than half don’t speak any English, and some had little, if any, formal education prior to moving to the U.S. This is especially true of the most recent wave of Somali immigrants. Many children in this group were born in refugee camps in Kenya and, like Mohamud, never attended school. In addition, few have parents with the education necessary to help them with their homework.

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Everyone reading this should be giving serious thought to the fact that the next generation of Somalis in America are working (if they are working) at menial labor according to Street Roots News.

Remember Portland’s most infamous Somali youth—-the Christmas tree bomber, here.

We have resettled well over 100,000 Somalis around the country in the last 25 years.  9,000 came in fiscal year 2014 and we are on target to surpass 10,000 this year.

Portland, OR “Kenyan” threatens to blow-up convenience store in the name of Allah

This guy is about as Kenyan as I am.  Sure, looks like a Somali who probably arrived here as a refugee from one of the big UN camps in Kenya.  Note that he arrived here as a very young child, but our “welcoming” generosity apparently had no effect on him (remember Ian Tuttle in his NRO article (posted earlier today) pointed out that the ‘next generation’ in America may be worse than their parents in terms of radicalization.)  Mosque influence right here in America?  Or, just plain old thug genes?

From Oregon Live:

A 19-year-old is accused of threatening workers repeatedly at a Northeast Portland deli when he wasn’t able to buy a single cigarette, saying he would blow up the store “in the name of Allah,” court records say.

Time to send Abdalah Mohamed back to Africa?

Abdalah Mohamed also is accused of making disparaging remarks about Jews and Israel in July, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Mohamed was arraigned Monday afternoon on two counts of second-degree intimidation. He entered not guilty pleas to each count.

He was booked into the downtown Portland jail on the warrant Friday.

Court records indicate he’s lived in Northeast Portland for about six years and is originally from Kenya.


That’s when Mohamed started shouting threats laced with profanity and demeaning comments about Jews and Israel, Freud wrote.

According to the affidavit, Mohamed screamed, “I will blow up your store” and “I’m going to send my guys to shoot up your store.” Mohamed also referred to the owner as a “Jew” and an “Israeli.”

“You Israeli … I’ll blow up your store in the name of Allah!” Mohamed is accused of yelling, Freud wrote in the affidavit. “We take care of people like you.”

Mohamed left the store, continuing to yell at Rafai and spit on the ground toward Rafai, the affidavit said. While police were investigating and interviewing witnesses at the deli, Mohamed is accused of calling the store and leaving another derogatory message, the affidavit said.


According to court records, Mohamed came to the United States in 2000.

What?  Not enough basketball to keep them busy. First it was Christmas trees they wanted to blow up, now it’s convenience stores! (Portland also happens to be the home of the now imprisoned Somali Christmas Tree bomber.)

So who is responsible for the refugees in Portland?  Go here for a handy list of contractors bringing refugees to your cities.

CWS (Church World Service)
OR-CWS-01: SOAR/Ecumenical Ministries Of Oregon
Address: 7931 NE Halsey Street, Suite 134
Portland, OR 97213
Phone: 503-284-3002

LIRS (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service)
OR-LIRS-01: Lutheran Community Services Northwest
Address: 605 Southeast 39th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: 503-233-0042 ext 516

USCCB (US Conference of Catholic Bishops)
OR-USCCB-01: Catholic Charities
Address: 2740 Se Powell Blvd. #8 3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 688-2680


Portland, OR: Somali Christmas tree bomber to be sentenced today

Update:  Sentenced to 30 years, here.

The government wants 40 years.  It isn’t just Minneapolis producing Somali terrorists!  They must not have enough “programs” in Portland either.


From Oregon Live:

Nearly four years have passed since then 19-year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud dialed the numbers on a cell phone to set off what he thought was a massive bomb at Portland’s annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony.

He expected thousands of those gathered to celebrate at Pioneer Courthouse Square to die and be injured. Instead, he was arrested. The “bomb” was a harmless fake and the Al-Qaida operatives who helped him plan the attack were undercover FBI agents.

Today, a federal judge is to hand down his sentence in a hearing that begins at 10 a.m. at the Mark O. Hatfield courthouse. While the government is seeking a minimum of 40 years in prison, Mohamud’s lawyers are asking for 10. It is up to Senior U.S. District Judge Garr King’s discretion to choose a sentence of up to life in prison.

For new readers, go here for all of our coverage of the Somali refugee bomb plot case in Portland.

And remember!  As of August 31st (11 months into the 2014 fiscal year) we have allowed 8,278 more Somalis into the US through refugee resettlement.

Oregon: Congolese refugee family of 13 was homeless all summer

So why are we bringing more Congolese refugees to America when we can’t take care of the ones here from earlier batches?

The Mushombe family didn’t just ‘find their way’ to Oregon from Africa, some US State Department resettlement contractor*** was given this family to resettle, why did they drop the ball?

(Just so you know the US State Department announced in 2013 that they are pushing to bring in 50,000 Congolese in the coming months and years.)

The Congolese family was homeless for the summer, lived in a Portland park.

From KGW.com (hat tip: Joanne):

LAFAYETTE, Ore. – A refugee family of 13 people has a home to rent in a small town after being homeless this past summer.

Oswald Mushombe and his wife Nakinga Mahinga have 11 children, ranging in age from 5 months old to nearly 16 years old. Some of them were born in a refugee camp in Africa, where the family lived for five years to escape violence and persecution in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Housing problems after they arrived in the United States 16 months ago led to the family bouncing around and eventually ending up living in a Portland park this past summer.

Mushombe said he tried everything to get help from a variety of agencies.

A week ago, they ended up in front of the McMinnville home of Monica Radke. She took them in, and has been spearheading a help campaign ever since.

***It looks like the major federal contractors in Oregon are Catholic Charities, Lutheran Community Services Northwest, and SOAR (Sponsors organized to assist refugees).  Which one screwed up?   They will all say they were responsible for only up to 8 months after that the family is “supposed” to be self-sufficient.

So I guess they don’t feel they have any moral responsibility for these people once the contract is up?  The family sure is lucky that there are kind Americans who are not being paid to take care of refugees.

Portland, OR: Lebanese family ripped-off US taxpayers, while some lived in Lebanon

These are apparently not “refugees” but some legal program allowed this family of crooks to live among us for years and steal from the taxpayers through social security, food stamp and healthcare fraud.

I’m bringing you this story for two reasons:  first the complexity of this immigrant ‘entrepreneur’ scam once again confirms that some immigrants are skilled (trained?) in how to tap into our welfare system, and secondly, every American should watch for such frauds in your home town and report them!  In this case, local pharmacy employees smelled a rat while the crooks made some dumb moves.

If an unemployed immigrant on welfare is driving a Mercedes like this one, it is a good tip-off for investigators!

From The Oregonian.  He applied for home health care for a mother who lived in Lebanon!    Hat tip: crime sleuth ‘pungentpeppers.’

Emphasis is mine:

An unemployed Southeast Portland man who reportedly wore lots of jewelry, flashed pictures of trips to Lebanon and owned a Mercedes was sentenced to six months of prison Wednesday for cashing disability checks for a sister who was living outside the United States.  [Only six months!—ed]

Jason I. Boutros, 49, must also pay nearly $221,000 in restitution to the Social Security Administration and the Oregon Department of Human Services, U.S. District Judge Michael Simon ordered.

Boutros was one of four family members who, prosecutors said, bilked federal and state agencies of disability, Medicaid and food-stamp benefits over several years, collecting payments even as some lived in Lebanon for long stretches, making them ineligible.

Investigators began looking into Boutros’ payments in 2009 when he submitted a request to DHS seeking payment for providing home-care services for his mother in March of that year, court filings say. But the state learned his mother had been out of the country in March 2009.

Pharmacy employees blew the whistle!

The lifestyle of the Boutros family had raised questions by employees at the pharmacy where the family would pick up prescriptions, a sentencing memorandum states. One said Boutros wore “lots of jewelry” and showed photos of trips to Lebanon and another said she had reported him to a fraud hotline.

And when agents searched Boutros’ Southeast Portland home in April 2013, they found a Mercedes in the garage and a tanning bed in another building on the property, according to Cooper’s sentencing memorandum.

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