Refugee Resettlement Watch

First Syrian refugees arriving in Louisville, KY; helped with grant from Islamic charity

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 15, 2015

Just as we have been discussing the testimony this past week by the FBI to the House Homeland Security Committee and how difficult it is to vet the thousands of Syrians in the UN’s pipeline to America, news is coming that the first Syrians are arriving.

This information about a Muslim charity giving grants for refugee resettlement is the first I have seen of this practice.

Head quartered in Alexandria, VA, Islamic Relief USA is not a rinkey-dink charity—in a recent Form 990 they reported $65 million in income in one year.

***Update***Ryan Mauro writing at the Clarion Project says that Islamic Relief USA is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood (here).

Here is a story from WAVE 3 News from Louisville after an intro about the Bosnian caseworker from Kentucky Refugee Ministries:

“We all came as refugees and now it’s about time for us to give back,” said Semsudin Haseljic.

Syrian refugees arriving in Louisville, KY on Friday. Looks like nutritional deprivation was not a concern for this family

He arrived in Louisville to get treatment when he lost both legs in the Bosnian war. “It was difficult at the beginning because I was here by myself,” Haseljic said. “I didn’t have any money, any clothes, any family members.”

Today, he’s a caseworker with Kentucky Refugee Ministries. The organization with the help of the Bosnian American Islamic Center, and thanks to a grant from Islamic Relief USA, is bringing a family fleeing civil war in Syria. “This is a young couple, a husband and wife, and two young children,” Haseljic said.

Mohammed Masmoom and his family have had a long journey, stretching many months and miles, but when asked about his emotions today, all he could talk about was his welcome.

“He feels great that he saw all these people welcome him in the airport,” said Miriam Jaleel, who translated for the family.

The family was taken to the apartment that’s been rented in their name for a welcome meal, and then a weekend to adjust and decompress.

On Monday, Kentucky Refugee Ministries will begin explaining the services [including welfare—ed] they can expect, the English classes they’ll take and the help they’ll get finding jobs. The goal is for them to be self-sufficient in five to eight months and then help other families that Refugee Ministries expects to arrive in [from?] Syria.

By the way, Louisville is a preferred resettlement site for the federal government.   And, Kentucky is a Wilson-Fish state which means that Kentucky elected officials at the local and state level have no say in any of this—it is all done with federal contractors like Kentucky Refugee Ministries.

But….Mitch and Rand could say a whole lot about this if they wanted to!

12 Responses to “First Syrian refugees arriving in Louisville, KY; helped with grant from Islamic charity”

  1. […] new Syrians, we learn a little bit more about the role of Islamic Relief USA.   Just a reminder, as I said here, I have never previously seen funding coming from a Muslim group directly to a federal refugee […]

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  2. […] First Syrian refugees arriving in Louisville, KY; helped with grant from Islamic charity […]

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  3. […] PLEASE go here to see that Syrians are already […]

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  4. […] First Syrian refugees arriving in Louisville, KY; helped with grant from Islamic charity […]

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  5. […] we told you about the Syrian refugee family being resettled in Louisville, KY right now and here is news about Lexington, KY and the same refugee […]

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  6. HALT! STOP IT! THAT’S MY STATE AND NOW YOU’RE GETTING PERSONAL! We don’t want ANY muslims in Kentucky! Throw them out! What about all of our Brothers and Sisters, The Persecuted Christians!
    The basic problem is muslims are NOT in our countries to assimilate, they are in our countries to take them over by violence or sheer numbers or any method in order to destroy them and make a muslim caliphate complete with sharia law! They couldn’t care less about what we believe, stand for or our culture! WE should have enough sense to identify and classify islam for what it is! It is not a religion! It is a satanic cult of a totalitarian government system to rule the world! To eliminate all infidels and establish a world caliphate for worship to their false God! Until we wake up and deal with this fact we are in grave danger! 1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. The common theme throughout the Bible is this… Faith and Love! The theme of islam is fear and hate! Perfect Love casts out all fear! islam is Anti-Christian! They call the U. S. the “great satan” and Israel the “little satan” Doesn’t take a “Rocket Scientist” to figure out that islam is our enemy! We are at war! Not a war we, as Christians chose but war none the less! We must WAKE UP!

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  7. Pava Kava said

    this guy is too fat to be a “refugee”

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  8. Pava Kava said

    …if this family is running from islamic persecution…why is that woman dressed in islamic garb?

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  9. […] First Syrian refugees arriving in Louisville, KY; helped with grant from Islamic charity February 15, 2015 […]

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  10. Most likely this family was recruited. Note: “Head quartered in Alexandria, VA, Islamic Relief USA is not a rinky-dink charity—in a recent Form 990 they reported $65 million in income in one year.”

    How did the ‘charity’ make $65 million in one year one might ask? These so called ‘charities’ get PAID by US government to bring ‘refugees’ here. If there are no refugees the charity recruits people to be refugees. Another ‘charity’ did the same in Somalia by recruiting ‘refugees’ a few years ago.

    Also, these people will NOT be self sufficient in 8 months but will be abandoned by the charity in 8 months. Taxpayers are very likely paying for the first 8 months but will certainly be paying to support all of these ‘refugees’ after they are abandoned here by the ‘charity’.

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    • You can be sure that with this conniving Illegal muslim, Obama, we, the taxpayers paid for this! NO, NO, A THOUSAND TIMES NO! There are millions illegally here right now! We don’t need one more! We are ignoring all of our Precious Christian Brothers and Sisters who are being slaughtered! Doesn’t take a “Rocket Scientist” to figure out that islam is our enemy! We are at war! Not a war we, as Christians chose but war none the less! We must WAKE UP! Then and only then, we can ACT! Remove them all from our Beloved Chris-tian Nation! Calling islam a Religion is like calling the Nazis a religion! History documents how that went! Let’s learn and don’t go there again!

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  11. […] charity, Islamic Relief USA, is giving grants for refugee resettlement of Syrian refugees to the States. Islamic Relief is tied to Hamas and […]

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