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Jewish refugee resettlement agency: Let’s bring Rohingya Muslims to Pittsburgh (to increase diversity!)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 28, 2015

I’ve been telling you that the resettlement contractors are now going to push Rohingya Muslims on us in a big way.

Just two days ago we reported that the New York Times was on the bandwagon and you will be seeing more and more articles like this one at newspapers where you live!  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had wisely editorialized saying that the Rohingya migration crisis is Asia’s problem.  The Jewish group begs to differ.

Leslie Aizeman

From Left: JF&CS Refugee Services Director, Leslie Aizenman, Secretary of State for the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Anne Richard and Allegheny County Chief Executive, Rich Fitzgerald. I’m guessing that County Executive Fitzgerald is on board (or was on board) with diversifying Pittsburgh in 2012.

What is so maddening to me is that no where in this opinion piece, by the Director of Refugee & Immigrant Services Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh, does she use the ‘M’ word.

The average American reading this will have no idea that the Rohingya are very fundamentalist Muslims who are arriving (illegally from Burma and Bangladesh) in countries like Indonesia and Malaysia (Muslim countries) and are not wanted there either.

So tell me why Pittsburgh will benefit from more of this kind of diversity?

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

In response to Asia’s Migrants: More Boat People Deserve Help From Those Nearby (May 20 editorial): We at Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh agree that there is a role for the United States to play in helping to save the lives of refugees, such as the Rohingya from Burma.

The United States welcomes 70,000 refugees annually. Through a national network of resettlement agencies, these refugees find their way to local communities where they add to the local population, settle down, work and raise families.

If the Rohingya community and others like them were permitted to resettle in the United States like other refugees, JF&CS, along with its partner agencies, would welcome some of them to Pittsburgh. Such an effort would be consistent with the evolving municipal plans to promote Pittsburgh as a welcoming city.

We learned just in the last week that we have resettled 1,000 Rohingya Muslims in the US just this year and over ten years we resettled over 12,000 Burmese Muslims to the US (surely many of those are Rohingya), so we are already bringing in the Rohingya!

Ms. Aizenman continues:

The successful resettlement of the refugees in Pittsburgh depends on the support of the community — employers, landlords, social service providers, educators, medical professionals, public offices and community volunteers who understand the plight of these refugees and welcome and work to accommodate our newest Americans.


Refugee resettlement is one concrete way to save lives while increasing the diversity and population of Pittsburgh.

Director of Refugee & Immigrant Services
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh***
Squirrel Hill

Commenter, Rich Kowal, says what most sensible, thinking Americans believe:

We should be taking care of the our veterans, children and elderly citizens first before we worry about diversity.

See our Rohingya Reports category (179 posts going back 7 years!) outlining many (many!) reasons we should NOT be bringing Rohingya to your towns and cities.

Go here to find Pittsburgh resettlement contractors’ contact information (and all local contractors throughout the US).

***Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh is a subcontractor of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society one of the nine major contractors promoting the resettlement of 65,000 (mostly Sunni Muslim) Syrians to the US.   HIAS also wrote a report for which they received $35,000 from the obviously filthy rich JM Kaplan Fund to outline how to shut you up—to keep you from questioning what they are doing to America.   LOL!  The report is 30 pages long so they were paid over $1000 a page for not much!

5 Responses to “Jewish refugee resettlement agency: Let’s bring Rohingya Muslims to Pittsburgh (to increase diversity!)”

  1. This is getting insane.


  2. Neither you nor I can categorically determine who is at fault, but the Rohinga Muslim go back several hundred years in Burma and while there was some significant agitation for a Rohinga state in Burma, to assume that the majority are fundamentalist Muslim. I believe their situation parallels the Bhutanese, both groups stripped of citizenship and proclaimed to be illegal . The Rohinga situation is far more violent. One would need to an objective historian to really know causes etc. As u know, i have been working with Bhutanese for 8 years and now are helping 3 Rohinga families here in Atlanta. I have been told that we have around 200 Rohinga here. Most came from Malaysia.Given my many years of experience working with refugees, this will be a difficult transition for them due to language and lack of education. Working with the Bhutanese is much easier and the Rohinga families I know are struggling. Would u leave the ones on the boats for instance at sea to die? It is immoral for the Muslim government of Malaysia and Indonesia to have turned their back on these people who for the most part are not economic refugees but feasr for their life. i know your blog is “not to be balanced” and I agree with you on some issues, but compassion to fellow humand beings is paramount. We should welcome Rohinga. They are not middle eastern and I feel they are no significant threat.


    • momodoom said

      It is immoral for the Muslim government of BANGLADESH to have turned their back on these people who originally came from Bangladesh. Rohingyas originally migrated for economic reasons across the border, and then became a nuisance to the new host countries.

      The Rohingya situation IS violent. One does not need to be an objective historian to really know causes – news reports from the last ten years indicate that violence against Rohingyas was preceded by multiple and horrendous bullying Muslim attacks against the majority Buddhist populace.

      The establishment media has dropped those attacks and incidents down the memory hole, and now only focuses on the “poor victimized Rohingya”. I’m not buying their whitewashed history, and neither are many other people.

      As you mentioned, the Rohingya are having a difficult time coping with modern life here in the U.S. The MOST humane solution would be to use our foreign policy and international pressure on Bangladesh to persuade them to accept their historical AND recent emigrants as returnees.


  3. eta45 said

    Bringing foreigners into the country – sounds great. How many will go to Israel?


  4. Brittius said

    Reblogged this on Brittius.


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