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Comment worth noting: Rohingya Muslims are arriving in the US

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 18, 2009

I’ve been writing about Rohingya Muslims since I first came across an article in Time magazine that said this:

Today, southern Bangladesh has become a haven for hundreds of jihadis on the lam. They find natural allies in Muslim guerrillas from India hiding out across the border, and in Muslim Rohingyas, tens of thousands of whom fled the ethnic and religious suppression of the Burmese military junta in the late 1970s and 1980s. Many Rohingyas are long-term refugees, but some are trained to cause trouble back home in camps tolerated by a succession of Bangladeshi governments. The original facilities date back to 1975, making them Asia’s oldest jihadi training camps. And one former Burmese guerrilla who visits the camps regularly describes three near Ukhia, south of the town of Cox’s Bazar, as able to accommodate a force of 2,500 between them.

I posted on it almost two years ago here.   I was told we didn’t take Rohingya Muslims as part of our refugee resettlement program at that time, but now we do.  Thanks to commenter, “Knowing,” my fears have been confirmed.  Here is his/her comment and my response at this post.

They are included in the Burmese allotment that the US takes. However, it’s no secret to the US or the VOLAGS when they come. In the group of people from Burma we take are Karen (Protestant, Animist and Buddhist), Karenni (mostly Catholic, Hindu and Buddhist), Chin (Catholic, Protestant and Buddhist), Ethnic Burmese (very few right now, generally Buddhist) and Rohingya (Muslim).

So when we say we’re taking Burmese that’s really an umbrella term meaning to resettle several persecuted ethnic groups.

This is my response:

Knowing, It may not be a secret to the State Department and the volags but I know for a fact that resettlement agencies tell local people that the “Burmese are Christians.” One more little deception for the local yokels,eh. I want to scream.

Last night I was telling a reader that my driving force in writing this blog is that I believe in the principle of good government. How dare big brother arrive in local communities and lie to people. Damn it, if refugee resettlement is good for communities then all the facts should be put on the table and let the local people decide what is good for their community!

Visit our Rohingya Reports category for lots more confirmation about why this is a huge mistake.

Update moments later from “Knowing:”

Well I guess someone could be trying to pass them off as Christians but with the exception of the Nepali/Bhutanese the majority of people resettled at the moment are Muslim. So one would truly have to be a yokel to buy in to that.

A word to yokels: the internet is a vast wonderland of information.

Posted in Comments worth noting/guest posts, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Rohingya Reports | 5 Comments »

Iraqi numbers don’t add up; how many are coming in FY2010?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 18, 2009

Update:  Be sure to read the comments to this post because readers apparently ‘in the know’ have reported what the number is expected to be.

Over the last few days there have been a flurry of stories, apparently generated by the UN, saying that there have been 80,000 plus referrals of Iraqi refugees by UNHCR for resettlement to the West.  These reports indicate we (the US) have taken roughly 30,000 of those.  From AP:

GENEVA — More than 30,000 Iraqis have moved to the United States under a resettlement program that began in 2007 while much smaller numbers have gone to other countries, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

The big United States intake, which began with the program in 2007, came after Washington had been heavily criticized for taking in too few Iraqi refugees.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees has recommended to the participating countries the names of 82,500 Iraqis who should be moved, but so far only 33,117 have been able go to their new homelands, said spokesman Andrej Mahecic.

Rounding off the numbers, that leaves about 50,000 in the pipeline and if it’s true that the US is taking 75% of the Iraqis who have applied, that means we would take 37,500 of those in the pipeline. Right?

However, in the Obama Administrations Report to Congress the ceiling for the whole region which includes Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Nepal (Bhutanese) is 35,000 (p. 49).  In order for us to meet our 5-year obligation to take 60,000 Bhutanese at least 12,000 of the 35,000 would be from Nepal. 

So, how many Iraqis is Obama promising to bring this year?   The UN seems to be suggesting they expect us to take around 37,500 (2500 more than our whole regional ceiling).  Does anyone know?

No jobs for refugees!

Meanwhile, Iraqis already resettled in the US are not finding work.  According to the study from Georgetown University Law School (p. 20) as few as 20% of Iraqi refugees are finding employment and are getting increasingly frustrated and angry.

Just adds more evidence to my contention that creating chaos in a recession with angry immigrants is intentional and is driving this completely illogical policy.  See ‘Bring us your poor and angry’ here.

Posted in Iraqi refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program | 5 Comments »

We have started resettling Rohingya Muslims!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 18, 2009

The other day commenter ‘Knowing’ responding to this post, told us we have started to resettle Rohingya Muslim refugees from camps in Bangladesh—supposedly all women. Note on page 27 of the Obama Administration’s Report to Congress here, it says more will be coming soon—officially coming.

Note in this post in December 2008, another commenter had indicated that unofficially Rohingya were already here.

So, if you are living in a community receiving lots of Burmese refugees, don’t let the volags get away with telling you they are all Christians!

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Far Left has taken over major church groups

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 18, 2009

I told you about the National Association of Evangelicals coming out in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens the other day, so there isn’t much new in this story from the Washington Times on Friday entitled “Evangelicals rally behind immigrants” except for one telling line.   This is  how the article begins:

“Jesus was a refugee,” said Leith Anderson, director of the National Association of Evangelicals, who, along with other evangelical leaders, advocated a pro-immigration stance at an Oct. 8 Capitol Hill press conference. They issued a resolution formulated from a faith-based perspective.

Mr. Anderson also presented the organization’s support of comprehensive immigration reform later that day at a hearing held by the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on immigration, border security and citizenship.

U.S. immigration policies are antiquated, laden with red tape and in need of a human rights approach to reform, the evangelicals said.

Their amnesty approach drew detractors.

“By the grace of God, each American benefits from membership in one of the most just, merciful and righteous bodies politic that has ever existed,” said James R. Edwards Jr., a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies. “But just because the United States stands in the world as a beacon of liberty and justice doesn’t mean anybody who wants to come live in this nation can do so by their own will. Yet some 12 million or so people whose civic membership belongs to some other nation have forced themselves upon this nation.”

Thanks to the Center for Immigration Studies fellow for adding some sense to this.  But, as you read the article notice that the Evangelical leaders never concern themselves with the rights of poor Americans (for jobs and government help), it is all about the immigrant.   That’s because in my opinion, this isn’t about helping the poor, it’s about politics and the goals of the Radical leftists and Marxists whose influence has taken over the leadership of not just the Evangelicals who make up the NAE, but major Catholic and Jewish denominational groups as well.

This is the telling line in this story:

The recent evangelical involvement marks the growing interfaith voice in the immigration debate, which the Center for American Progress has called “a sweeping grass-roots movement.”

So, the Center for American Progress (CAP) is involved in helping this “sweeping grass-roots movement.”   We’ve told you about the ‘think-tank’ before.  It is run by John Podesta, the radical leftwinger who ran the Clinton White House and Obama’s transition team.  Earlier this year, the Center for American Progress advocated bringing 100,000 Iraqis to the US in an airlift, here.   If you’ve followed the rise and fall (not really a fall) of Obama’s green jobs czar, Van Jones, CAP is where Jones came from and where he returned to.  You get my drift.

An aside:

Years ago, in the early ’90’s, I had an occasion to do some research on an initiative that came out of Leftwing foundations, specifically that time Pew Charitable Trusts, to “green the churches.”  These organizers were not religious people, in fact some were virtual atheists, but they understood that to get to large numbers of Americans they needed to ‘change’ the churches and they set out to create programs to reach churches with an environmental message knowing that people of faith would be concerned for protecting the Earth that God had created.   They succeeded as we see today in “greening the churches” and that is why you see so much “environmental” political rhetoric spewing forth from religious leaders today.  Just google “greening of the churches” and you’ll see what I mean.  This is just one recent article in Sojourners magazine, a magazine for the progressive social justice movement, to make my point.

If you think about it, most “environmental” concern is directed at reducing private property rights, THE cornerstone of capitalism.  You will see what I mean, here,* in this article Janet sent this morning about the United Nations using biodiversity claims to begin controlling land and resources.

Back to immigration.  So, just as there was a concerted effort by Radicals and Marxists to reach churches on environmental issues, I suspect there was a plan to reach them on immigration as well.

I’ve told you my theory before.  This is about a one world government and people like Podesta are in it up to their eyeballs.   You can tell me I’m a tinfoil hat wearer, it doesn’t matter.    They need immigrants, they need to literally mix up the people of the world, to break down borders, and that is why they don’t give a damn about Americans who are hurt by the immigrant tide.  Those poor (lower class!) people are expendable, just as Mao mowed down millions to bring revolution to China, so too do they effectively mow down Americans by flooding America with demanding poor and angry immigrants.

Remember Saul Alinsky, the granddaddy of community organizing, says you need to create “chaos” to bring “change,” and in order to bring “chaos” you need a war of “have-nots” against “haves.”     But, also for you in the “religious left,” don’t forget who Alinsky dedicated his book, ‘Rules for Radicals,’ to—Lucifer.

* Notice in this article the role the Natural Resources Defense Council plays in stopping resource use, like the California water issue.  The President of NRDC is a member of the board of the Apollo Alliance, here.  It is a tangled web, LOL, an understatement indeed!

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