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Archive for October 14th, 2014

Settlement reached in 2013 Minneapolis high school riot between African Americans and Somali students

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 14, 2014

At the time, they called it a “food fight” that erupted in the cafeteria, got out of control, students were injured and the police were called in.  We spent a lot of column inches reporting on it here in February 2013 Please read that post then come back here.

Now, reader Paul alerts us to a settlement reached when the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Division settled a claim by CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations).  The stunning thing about this “discrimination” story at the Minneapolis Star Tribune last week and analyzed by Scott Johnson at Powerline blog is that one would have to be clairvoyant to know that the original incident was between American blacks and Somali blacks—nothing racial about it!

By the way, over the years I have had readers tell me that Somalis think of themselves as superior to African Americans.  Meanwhile the dumb resettlement contractors, thinking they are stirring the good ol’ American melting pot, merrily place the African refugees in low-income black neighborhoods thus helping further the cultural tension.

Somali students: don’t blame us! We don’t blame you, we blame the US State Department, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and World Relief. Photo: Star Tribune http://www.startribune.com/galleries/191328001.html

Here is blogger Johnson at Powerline blog:

A cafeteria food fight turned into a riot at South High School in Minneapolis in February last year. The school’s security officers were insufficient to the task. Police officers dispatched to the scene sprayed mace and placed the school on lockdown to get a handle on the situation. Three or four students and a staff member ended up in the hospital.

What was all the excitement about? The Star Tribune discreetly reported that parents and students ascribed the hostilities to “racial tensions between Somali-American students and others.” Who might those others be? For some reason, the Star Tribune’s two reporters were unable or unwilling to get to the bottom of the story.

Fortunately, the British press was not quite so inhibited. The (London) Daily Mail reported that the fight was “between Muslim and black students.”

Read it all.

CAIR never lets a good opportunity go to waste and the media here acts as a willing accomplice by skirting the truth.  I can just see the mainstream reporters’ heads spinning when the reality doesn’t fit their agenda.   ‘But, but, but, they are all black African brothers, they are all supposed to just get along!’ Right? ‘Islam is the religion of peace!’ (That is what they told me in college anyway says my imaginary reporter!). Blah, blah, blah.

Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis?  See our  January 2011 post to learn who brought them to the “welcoming” city in the first place.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, So what did they expect?, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

UK: Asylum seekers put enormous strain on British town

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 14, 2014

Invasion of Europe series continued….

From the Express (hat tip: pungentpeppers).  Emphasis is mine:

We hear a lot about London’s migrant problems, but Middlesbrough is 240 miles north of London

New figures revealed Middlesbrough has topped England’s asylum seeker league with the town becoming the first in the country to breach Government accommodation guidelines.

The amount of cheap housing in the Teesside town means it has become a magnet for penniless arrivals seeking sanctuary in the UK.

The Government insists no local authority area should need to house more than one asylum seeker per 200 of population.  [Interesting, I don’t think we have anything comparable—a ratio for a community of how many refugees/asylum seekers per Americans could be accommodated in the community—ed]

But a Middlesbrough Council report has revealed almost 1,000 asylum seekers are currently being housed in the town, which has a population estimated at 138,400 – putting it almost one-and-a-half times the Government limit.

Asylum seekers are generally housed at taxpayers’ expense homes while the Home Office decides whether to grant them asylum.

The process can take up to a year and a total of 982 asylum seekers are currently housed in paid-for accommodation in Middlesbrough.

In the report to be discussed by the Labour-run authority next week, Richard Horniman, economic development manager at Middlesbrough Council says the town has seen a rise in the number of asylum seekers through Government-funded regional contracts.

He said it was down to “lower value housing” offered in parts of the borough – which make it cheaper to house people.

The report highlights Gresham and Stockton districts as receiving the largest influx.

Yesterday locals told of the dramatic strain this has put on local services.

[….]

But Justice First, a Stockton-based charity that supports refugees and asylum seekers and helps them to build new lives in the UK, said current conditions for asylum seekers were tough… [Is Justice First a government contractor?—ed]

Please read on here and see what the British citizens are saying about housing, schools, healthcare for them when competing with the asylum seekers.  They feel they have lost their town.

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Europe, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 4 Comments »

Greta calls out so-called Muslim ‘moderates’ in America: condemn ISIS!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 14, 2014

Greta: This is a test! Which Koran will it be?

We are getting a little far afield, but since we did report on Peter Kassig, the refugee worker being held by ISIS and reportedly scheduled to die by be-heading, I thought you should know that Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren has called upon “moderate” Muslim clerics to speak up and condemn ISIS—she calls it a test.   Let’s see what happens.

Here is Greta:

Let’s all go “Off the Record.” This is a test for all Muslims in the United States, especially those who lead mosques and call themselves moderates.

ISIS says it will execute American Peter Kassig. He is next on their execution list. He is an aide worker from Indiana. He’s innocent. He himself is a Muslim, having converted to Islam, but he is also an American. ISIS kidnapped him in Syria and now ISIS plans to behead him, citing the Koran as justification.

So here’s my message to American Muslim leaders. You must condemn the ISIS interpretation of the Koran and demand the release of this innocent captive, loudly and now. This is an important test, an important test about you and about the content of the Koran and your interpretation of it.

We need to hear where Muslim leaders stand, and we need keep hearing it until ISIS has been wiped from the earth. Right now, an innocent American Muslim’s life is on the line, and time is running out. Silence is not an option.

There are over 2,000 mosques in America that we know of!  I hope she prominently posts all those mosque leaders who do go on the record (if there are any).

Posted in Crimes, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , | 12 Comments »

Canadian demographer predicts secularists are in decline because religious people have more children

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 14, 2014

Professor Eric Kaufmann:

“The cumulative effect of immigration from religious countries, and religious fertility will be to reverse the secularization process in the West. Not only will the religious eventually triumph over the non-religious, but it is those who are the most extreme in their beliefs who have the largest families.”

The Vancouver Sun

 

As we have often argued on these pages—demography is it—change the people in order to change the future of nations (ours being of particular concern to me!).

We know that some demographers have argued that fecund people—like Muslims and Hispanics—reduce the number of children they have as they become more prosperous and live in first world countries, but this London demographer (raised in Canada) doesn’t see that—even if reduced slightly, the birthrate of religious people still outpaces the secularists.

Read this fascinating analysis of London Professor Kaufmann’s work at the Vancouver Sun where the photo above catches one’s eye for sure!

Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and other well-known atheists consider the decline of religion inevitable as the global population becomes more secular, more educated and more urban.

Last month, a Pew Research poll in the U.S., the world’s most-religious industrialized nation, revealed that three out of four Americans also agree religion appears to be in retreat.

But is it? While secularists are making some inroads in North America and Europe, the new atheists and others are missing a crucial demographic shift as the world’s population has swelled to seven billion.

Those who believe the world is inexorably becoming more secular are overlooking the rise in the developing world of Muslims, Hindus, Catholics and Pentecostals, as well as the phenomenally rapid expansion of sects such as the Amish and ultra-Orthodox Jews.

In a challenge to the secularizing proposition, Eric Kaufmann, a noted London-based demographer, projects that religious people, especially conservatives, will win the race against the non-religious in the 21st century.

Why? Basically because religious women are having far more babies than secular women.

Read on.  There is a lot more.  By the way, I’m afraid that all those non-Muslim religious people (noted by the Professor) combined will not out produce Muslims since their numbers are so much greater to begin with!  I guess Professor Kaufmann isn’t going to tell us that.

The Vancouver Sun directs us to an older story about how immigrants high birthrates affect Canadian taxpayers, here.

Posted in Canada, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Other Immigration | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

 
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