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Archive for October 14th, 2009

Muslim Mafia: Important new book out today

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 14, 2009

Update November 25th:  Interesting development reported here by Jerry Gordon about how the FBI has taken possession of all the documents that served as the basis for this book.

In the mold of ACORN undercover investigators James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, another young brave man has infiltrated CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), in this case as an intern, and has come out with mountains of documentation that the supposed Muslim civil rights group is really just a front for the radical Muslim Brotherhood in the US. 

See New English Review or World Net Daily for the details on this amazing breakthrough that confirms what many of us have been assuming all along.  I’ve just ordered my copy of “Muslim Mafia:  Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America.”  

Frequent visitors to RRW may remember that it is CAIR that has been working with Somalis around the country to put legal pressure (along with the federal EEOC) on their employers to give in to demands for Muslim accomodation in the workplace.

Update: Daniel Pipes has a good review at FrontPage with lots of links to information about CAIR.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Muslim refugees, Stealth Jihad | 7 Comments »

ARMY Times reprints AP story and I’m reminded of something

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 14, 2009

Just now I noticed that the ARMY Times has reprinted that AP story I complained about the other day—the same old story,here.  Check it out.    This is what I was reminded of:  

A reader advised me the other day to be sure especially military people wishing to help Iraqis resettle should know that the resettlement agencies have federal contracts which require certain minimum things and that those who wish to help interpreters and other Iraqis who helped the military should not do those things but give help in other ways.

Resettlement agencies are supposed to help new refugees by picking them up at the airport, providing first meals, making sure they have beds/bedding and certain furniture items, kitchen utensils and so forth.  In other words, if military people (and others) wish to help, give the Iraqi refugees items the agencies likely won’t provide.

Those items might include:  TV’s, computers, irons, microwaves, telephones, and dictionaries.

Posted in Iraqi refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program | Comments Off on ARMY Times reprints AP story and I’m reminded of something

Will granting amnesty to illegals in the US encourage more illegals?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 14, 2009

Yup, that is a no-brainer.  And, according to a recent Zogby poll, reported at the Center for Immigration Studies, it’s confirmed.

A new survey by Zogby International finds that people in Mexico think that granting legal status to illegal immigrants in the United States would encourage more illegal immigration to the United States.

Read all about it, here.   Just a reminder, not all illegal aliens are Mexicans.   Somalis, Iraqis and others from countries that might wish us harm, come across the border too.

Posted in Other Immigration | Comments Off on Will granting amnesty to illegals in the US encourage more illegals?

ONE Lowell is denied its federal grant, should it even get one?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 14, 2009

Here is a little story that popped up this morning.  What follows is the whole short story that appeared in the Boston Herald yesterday.  ONE Lowell didn’t do anything wrong we are told, just that other applicants were better.

A Lowell immigrant advocacy group that helps Cambodian refugees obtain U.S. citizenship has been denied a federal grant to continue its program.

Victoria Fahlberg, executive director of ONE Lowell, said today her group was recently notified by the Office of Refugee Resettlement that it would not renew the group’s three-year grant for $180,000. She said that leaves 550 refugees seeking citizenship in limbo.

A spokesman for the Administration for Children and Families, the agency that oversees the grant, said there were no problems with ONE Lowell’s application but other applicants scored higher.

Fahlberg said in three years the group has helped around 1,300 refugees, many elderly Cambodians, become U.S. citizens with free classes and assistance with immigration documents.

Read the comments and note that commenters point out (rightly) that the classes aren’t free—that taxpayers pay for them.  But, here is a little more information on ONE Lowell.   From its Form 990 filed in 2008 (the only one on record), we learn the following:

*Their entire income was $348,346 for 2007.

* Government grants (taxpayer funding) were $224,386.

* Salaries totalled $208,993, payroll taxes $19,508, and $1,340 in benefits (they must not pay much for health insurance!).  

So, we can conclude that  most of ONE Lowell’s budget is for salaries for a few people.  If they don’t get their federal grant of $180,000 the organization could hardly go on.

But, should they go on?  Looking at the ADVOCACY page on their website it’s pretty clear they are advocating for rights for illegal immigrants and registering voters.  They are urging people to contact legislators. Is that what we are funding with taxpayer money?  I thought it was citizenship classes for poor Cambodians!

Is this just one more mini-ACORN?  Incidentally these ACORN copycats seem to reproducing like rabbits.  ONE Lowell was only incorporated in 2006, here.  It must have gotten a federal grant right off the bat if it was a 3-year grant they are now seeking to re-new.

Posted in Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program | 1 Comment »

Geert Wilders wins his case against Britain’s ban

Posted by Judy K. Warner on October 14, 2009

The truth-telling Dutch politician Geert Wilders, whom we’ve written about many times, can now be allowed to enter Great Britain, the Telegraph reports.

Wilders challenged the decision by then home secretary Jacqui Smith which led to him being turned back at Heathrow Airport.

The ruling by the Asylum and  Immigration Tribunal means the head of the Freedom Party, who is accused of Islamophobia, could now be allowed into the country.

He was due to show his short film Fitna, which criticises the Koran as a ”fascist book”, at the House of Lords in February.

But Ms Smith said his presence had the potential to ”threaten community harmony and therefore public safety”.

It’s a sign of how far Britain has fallen that the normally sensible Telegraph calls Wilders a “far-right Dutch politician” in its sub-headline. Wilders objects to Muslims taking over western societies, and for that he is branded “far-right.” Oh well, Ann and I have been called the same thing; nowadays it’s a badge of honor. But I don’t think the Washington Times or Washington Examiner, which are somewhat equivalent to the Telegraph, would label us far-right.

Posted in Europe, free speech | 2 Comments »

 
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