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Archive for June 24th, 2013

“Radical” Buddhists stand up to “radical” Rohingya Muslims in Burma

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 24, 2013

The Washington Post calls the Buddhists trying to keep Islamic supremacism from washing over Burma “radicals.”  But, of course the Rohingya Muslims are “long-suffering” and play no role (according to the media meme) in the bouts of violence springing up in Burma/Myanmar.

Westerners need to take a free-speech lesson from the monks!

Thanks to The Muslim Issue for directing us to the latest whitewash of the controversy spreading throughout Southeast Asia as Rohingya Muslims from Burma arrive by the boatload and expect asylum especially in places like Australia.

Having followed the issue for almost 6 years (148 previous posts here at RRW), I find this one-sided reporting maddening.  The latest flare-up of violence began last year when a Buddhist girl was raped and murdered by Muslim men, yet that is long-forgotten in the latest telling.

From the Washington Post (is this a news story, or an opinion piece—it is hard to tell!):

Members of Burma’s Buddhist majority, including some of its much-respected monks, are increasingly persecuting the country’s long-suffering Muslim minority and adopting an ideology that encourages religious violence. It seems a far way from the Buddhism typically associated with stoic monks and the  Lama – who has condemned the violence – and more akin to the sectarian extremism prevalent in troubled corners of the Middle East. The violence has already left nearly 250 Burmese Muslim civilians dead, forced 150,000 from their homes and is getting worse.  [It is infuriating because scores of Buddhist villagers were killed and made homeless by Muslims as well.  Where is the balanced reporting?—ed]

“You can be full of kindness and love, but you cannot sleep next to a mad dog,” Ashin Wirathu, a spiritual leader of the movement and very popular figure in Burma, said of the country’s Muslims, whom he called “the enemy.” He told the New York Times, “I am proud to be called a radical Buddhist.”

[….]

Already, the movement has expanded beyond this one self-styled radical Buddhist monk. It’s now expanding across Burma (also known as Myanmar) according to the Times article. The anti-Muslim sentiment has spread with alarming speed over just the last year, as Burma – which is finally opening up after years of military dictatorship – loosened its strict speech laws. It has prompted boycotts and sermons that can sound an awful lot like calls for violence against Muslims. Monasteries associated with the movement have enrolled 60,000 Burmese children into Sunday school programs.

The article goes on to criticize Aung San Suu Kyi who has largely remained silent on the Muslim Issue.

Just a reminder to American readers, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops testified at the State Department last month that they wanted more Burmese Muslims resettled in America!

Posted in Asylum seekers, free speech, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Rohingya Reports | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

Food stamp scammer in Buffalo gets light sentence

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 24, 2013

He could have gotten up to 20 years in the slammer, a $250,000 fine, or both.

EBT Nation! This is our standard illustration for food stamp fraud stories when we can’t find photos of the perps, which happens a lot! Don’t want to profile those immigrant fraudsters by showing their faces!

Instead, Karem Almadrahi, got eight months home detention and three years’ probation. He has to pay, you, the taxpayers restitution of $67,301.  I suspect that will be hard to do while working legally!

By the way, Riyadh Almadrahi (brother?) got $143,700 through fraud in the same store, here.

This case, which we reported earlier, also contains an interesting nugget of information.  Only rarely do we see Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement involved in these Agriculture Dept. fraud investigations.

Almadrahi must have been flagged for some immigration violation, but the media is loathe to mention that.  Now he can just chill until Congress and Obama get amnesty signed into law.

This is the whole short news report from Sandpoint PR:

BUFFALO, NY June 18, 2013 — U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Karem Almadrahi, 25, of Buffalo, New York, who was convicted of food stamp fraud, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to eight months of home confinement and three years’ probation. The defendant was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $67, 301 to the United States Department of Agriculture.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert C. Moscati, who handled the case, stated that Almadrahi participated in the operation of a deli known as Zip’s Food and Beverage at 896 Niagara Street. The defendant and others exchanged customers food stamp benefits for cash in violation of the known rules governing the food stamp program. In less than a two-year period, Almadrahi acquired approximately $67,301 through these fraudulent transactions.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation on the part of special agents of the United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General; special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel; Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero; and the New York State Police, Special Investigations Unit, under the direction of Lieutenant Joseph Scioli.

Food stamp fraud is a side interest of mine.  In cities like Buffalo with a high refugee and immigrant population generally, food stamp fraudsters set up these convenience store scams.  Buffalo is one of those cities touted as a special place where immigrants are re-building the city. (yeh right! with welfare from the federal taxpayer).

Here is our complete food stamp fraud archive (for years I didn’t do tags, so use the archive for dozens of posts like this one).

Posted in Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities | Tagged: , | Comments Off on Food stamp scammer in Buffalo gets light sentence

This is it! Call US Senators today to stop the amnesty train….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 24, 2013

…..And, to rein-in the refugee resettlement contractors who have been lobbying hard on this bill to make it easier for more refugees and asylum seekers to enter the US, as well as give the contractors more of your tax dollars.

Senators Corker and Hoeven with adoring press being used by Schumer/Obama/Rubio and Grover Norquist and they don’t get it!

This post is cross-posted from Potomac Tea Party Report:

Erick Erickson at RedState posted this commentary by Senator Ted Cruz—here we go again, voting on a monster (over 1000 pages) bill without sufficient time to read it.  Why the rush—because the public is starting to catch on to the horrors in it!

And, if you are thinking it will be O.K. in the House forget it!  They could pass anything in the House and when they go to conference committee, the conferees could take the whole Senate version as the final bill.

Erickson went on to post this list of the key swing Senators (and yes, he wants you to call the architects of the “deal” Corker and Hoeven too):

SENATOR

STATE

NUMBER

Murkowski

AK

202-224-6665

Pryor

AR

202-224-2353

Chambliss

GA

202-224-3521

Isakson

GA

202-224-3643

Kirk

IL

202-224-2854

Donnelly

IN

202-224-4814

Moran

KS

202-224-6521

McConnell

KY

202-224-2541

Landrieu

LA

202-224-5824

Collins

ME

202-224-2523

Baucus

MT

202-224-2651

Tester

MT

202-224-2644

Hagan

NC

202-224-6342

Burr

NC

202-224-3154

Heitkamp

ND

202-224-2043

Johanns

NE

202-224-4224

Hoeven

NE

202-224-2551

Chiesa

NJ

202-224-3224

Heller

NV

202-224-6244

Portman

OH

202-224-3353

Coburn

OK

202-224-5754

Alexander

TN

202-224-4944

Corker

TN

202-224-3344

Hatch

UT

202-224-5251

Sanders

VT

202-224-5141

Johnson (Ron)

WI

202-224-5323

Manchin

WV

202-224-3954

Posted in Changing the way we live, Legal immigration and jobs, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, The Opposition | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

 
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