In his State of the State address earlier this week, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley spoke disparagingly about the secrecy that surrounds the resettlement of refugees into 48 US states (they want 50, but so far Wyoming and Montana are holdouts) including his own. Of course, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) pounced.
But, before I get to the news, let me say that this governor could do an awful lot more to help with restoring states’ rights regarding this program than simply spouting words.
He is one of twelve governors who have a ready-made 10th Amendment case just waiting for him to put his name on at the Thomas More Law Center. It would only take one brave governor to test the legality of what the federal government has been doing to towns and cities for years.
If the governor is going to bring on the wrath of CAIR, he might as well do it with something that matters!
Alabama readers tell your governor to sign on to the Thomas More lawsuit!
Here then is the latest news from the Montgomery Advertiser:
MONTGOMERY — A Muslim advocacy group on Thursday asked to meet with Gov. Robert Bentley about statements he made on a refugee resettlement program that the group says were “derogatory and dehumanizing.”
During his State of the State address on Tuesday, Bentley criticized the federal refugee resettlement program for not disclosing refugees’ background information to government officials in the states where they settle. Bentley alluded to terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, and said “among those killers was a refugee from a terrorist nation.” The governor later said, “Many have entered our state from terrorist nations.“
Khaula Hadeed, executive director of the Alabama chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said in a statement that labeling a predominantly Muslim country as a terrorist nation promotes prejudice.
Changing America by changing the people!
This is not only about Bentley disparaging Muslims. Hadeed and CAIR understand the need to continue the UN/US state Department Refugee Admissions Program an important source of Muslim immigrants they need for the Hijrah (the migration).
Hadeed should take up the issue of ‘terrorist nations’ with Obama’s US State Department!
Just yesterday a reader asked me which countries are ‘state sponsors of terrorism.’ I have to admit I had never looked that up, but was then surprised to learn that there are ONLY three designated as such and they were designated decades ago: Iran, Sudan and Syria!
So when Bentley refers to terrorist nations, and is discussing Syria, he has it right.