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Minneapolis “Man” accused of raping 10-year old

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 8, 2015

So typical of the mainstream media, nothing in the title that would tell you anything, just some random man.  This is exactly what Ann Coulter tells us in exquisite detail in her latest book—immigrants accused of crimes are not identified as such, they are simply men (or women). One has to look closely to learn more.

In this case it is pretty easy to figure out he is an immigrant because this man is Somali and as such is a refugee (the vast majority of Somalis in the US came in through the UN/US State Department refugee admissions program, or he is here illegally).

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Ahmed Hersi Abdi has a long criminal record. So, why wasn’t he deported?

So where is Omar Jamal (the Somali community mouthpiece, huge archive on him here) rushing to his defense.  We first heard about Jamal in 2008 when another rape happened in a St. Paul apartment complex hallway and he immediately went to the defense of the Somali rapist. (Unfortunately the Minneapolis Star Tribune has taken down its story about Jamal and the 2008 hallway rapist.)

Here is the new news at KSTP ABC 5 (hat tip: Mark):

A Minneapolis man has been charged after police say he raped a 10-year-old girl in the hallway of an apartment complex in the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood.

The assault happened Sunday, Oct. 4, on the 1600 block of South Fourth Street in Minneapolis, which is Riverside Plaza.

The child said a man followed her onto the elevator and that they got off on the third floor. The man extended his hand, and when the girl shook it he refused to let go, according to the complaint. He then raped the girl in the hallway, police say.

Witnesses said they heard screaming in the hall and saw a young girl crying, so they flagged down an off-duty police officer.

The girl was sent to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.

Based on the girl’s description and surveillance video from Riverside Plaza, the suspect was identified as 34-year-old Ahmed Hersi Abdi of Minneapolis. He was later arrested in St. Paul.

Read the whole thing.  There is no mention of him being deported at any time in his lengthy criminal career (heck the police knew him well!).  Lucky taxpayers, we paid for his resettlement, surely his welfare and now we will get to pay for his long imprisonment.

Why are we bringing in more Somalis?

As the UNHCR is sending Somalis back to Somalia from its Kenyan camps we admitted 8,858 Somalis to the US in FY2015, here (many from the Kenyan camps!).  Somalis are the third largest ethnic group admitted to the US this past year.

No matter what the feds promise, they can’t screen the Somalis any better than the Syrians!

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , , | 17 Comments »

FAQs! Finding stuff!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 8, 2015

Because it is just me here (no staff, no interns), I’m going a bit crazy trying to keep up with your e-mail and phone requests.  So, I decided to put a little time into listing the usual questions I get and put answers here (in one place).

(There is no particular order to the following frequently asked questions):

How do I find out if my town is targeted?

You won’t get much of a warning.  If you hear a rumor (like the Idaho one we posted here), follow it up (and let us know!). Also be sure to see this map, click here, and this handy list, click here.  If you are within a hundred miles of  any of those resettlement offices, your town is fair game.  The legend on the map lists abbreviations of the nine major federal resettlement agencies.  BTW, they are running out of ‘welcoming’ places to resettle refugees so they are out scouting for fresh territory.

Who are the nine federal resettlement agencies choosing sites for refugee resettlement?

The nine VOLAGs are listed here.  VOLAG stands for Voluntary Agencies which is a joke because they are largely paid by the US taxpayer to do the resettlement.

What do I need to know if I do learn that refugees are planned for my town?

See this post we wrote some months ago, ‘Ten things your town needs to know.’

Where do I start to learn how the Refugee Admissions Program works?

Start with our fact sheet (sorry it is two years old, we need to work on updating it, but it is still useful).  I find the Annual Reports to Congress very very useful.  We also have a category with hundreds of posts in it entitled, ‘where to find information.’  Serious students of refugee resettlement should periodically scroll through it.

Your state refugee coordinator is listed here.

Also, I urge you to just follow my blog postings for awhile and you will learn as you go.  I try hard to link back to previous information every day.

You are always talking about doing data base research, where do I do that?

Go to the Refugee Processing Center, here and/or here and just play around with the data bases available.  I can’t explain exactly how to pull up all the information, but you will figure it out if you spend a little time exploring them.

How do I follow the money?

Go here and follow the links.

I need information on ______, what do you know about it?

We have a very good search function here at this wordpress blog.  Please type a few key words into our search window in the upper left hand corner.  Since we are now over 7,000 posts, I use it all the time to see what I know about a certain subject or resettlement location.  Please search here at RRW.  LOL! You probably will find plenty of information faster than e-mailing me with your question!

How do I find a ‘Pocket of Resistance’ near me? 

Contact Jim Simpson, resettlementresister@gmail.com.  Learn more about Jim here.

How do I get your book?

You can purchase it on Amazon, or go here to the Center for Security Policy where there is a free version to download.

Would you sign me up to get your post notifications?

WordPress doesn’t allow me to sign you up.  You need to follow directions to subscribe.  Or, if you want to see everything I post on your twitter feed, follow me on twitter.  I also have a facebook page but with the help of Kelly we post some other things there, and not all of my RRW posts.  If you don’t want your inbox filled with notifications, just visit RRW daily and scroll back through what I’ve posted during the day.

Do you take donations?

No, this is my charitable work. I do not make money writing this blog.  I may explore putting some advertisements on RRW in the future, but I’m usually too busy to research what I need to do to make that happen.

Can I interview you on my radio show?

I do some radio interviews, but honestly I think I am missing requests (and do apologize), but it is because my e-mail inbox is so full I miss them.   Please put very clearly in the subject line something like:  ‘MEDIA REQUEST’.  That goes for reporters too wanting interviews or questions answered.

If you have sent me a media request and have not heard back, please resend with ‘MEDIA REQUEST’ clearly in the subject line.

Will you speak to my group in _____?

I have been to lots of places this year to speak and have met some very wonderful people (South Carolina, Missouri, Texas, Minnesota, Iowa, and Tennessee), but honestly I am not a speaker and it is very stressful to travel and speak.  And, when I travel I don’t get much blogging done, which I think is more important for the overall cause.  So I am not planning on taking any more trips (other than those I previously committed to that are fairly close to home).

If you contact me, I will be giving you the names of a couple of people knowledgeable about the Refugee Admissions Program that might be willing to travel (but be prepared to pay expenses and an honorarium, we don’t have the money in our movement as the other side has!).

Oh, and I am doing a couple of skype meetings coming up soon.

That is all for now.  Again, sorry I can’t get to all of your e-mails (at least a hundred a day).  I hope this helps.  I’ll be re-posting it from time to time, or adding new information as needed.

Posted in blogging, Refugee Resettlement Program, Where to find information | Tagged: | 3 Comments »

Idaho: World Relief confirms that they will NOT be resettling refugees in Northern Idaho

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 8, 2015

Update October 9:  More news here at CDA Press.  No refugees planned for N. Idaho at this time.

We received this information from the Director of World Relief in Spokane, Washington.  So all concerned citizens can rest easy for now!   The controversial resettlement continues in southern Idaho (in Twin Falls), but we have been assured no resettlement is planned for Coeur d’Alene or St. Marie’s or anywhere in that region.

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World Relief Spokane Director Mark Kadel: WR has no plans to resettle refugees in Northern Idaho!

From the Director Mark Kadel:

My name is Mark Kadel and I am the Director of the World Relief office in Spokane, WA that you reference in your website post. I can officially state that our resettlement office has no plans to resettle refugees in Idaho. We are below capacity in Spokane and would have no need to extend resettlement across the State line. If churches or individuals would like to support refugees resettled in Spokane, there are many ways they can help by visiting our website at Worldreliefspokane.org. Before any future plans to resettle refugees in Idaho were to develop, we would need community and local church support before any plans to place refugees in any communities in Idaho.

Our experience with the controversy involving World Relief in Spartanburg, SC tells us that, yes, they do try to get local church support, but don’t inform the wider community until the refugees are actually on the way.  We are very happy to hear that Northern Idaho cities will be getting some sort of advance notice as World Relief would seek “community…support.”

Wilson-Fish is not a good thing!

By the way, the other refugee resettlement contractors working elsewhere in Idaho are, in addition to World Relief, the International Rescue Committee, the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, and Episcopal Migration Ministries.  As a Wilson-Fish state the elected officials in the state have no involvement with the program run by a non-profit  Jannus Inc.(formerly Mountain States Group) and the US State Department.

Citizens of Idaho should focus attention on getting your elected state legislature to get some control back for the state. There isn’t much states can do, but it is pretty amazing to think in Wilson-Fish states that an unelected non-profit and the federal government have the right to change your entire state AND commit the taxpayers to enormous extra costs for education and healthcare just to name two areas where the burden is on the taxpayers of Idaho!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: | 18 Comments »

 
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