A Chechen national “refugee” is believed to be ringleader of Turkish terror attack

And, get this!  Amnesty International had allegedly at one point stepped in to protect him from extradition to Russia.

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Chechens can look like the guy next door! Ahmed Chataev believed to be the ‘brains’ behind recent Istanbul terror attack.

So, indeed we have more evidence (if we needed it) that terrorists are hiding in the refugee stream to Europe and in this case to Austria!

Keep in mind that the US takes ‘refugees’ from Austria—in fact, according to State Department data, 1,339 supposed refugees traveled from Austria to your towns from October 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016.  Where are they now?

Here is the news from Eurasia Review:

Following Tuesday’s horrific attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, which resulted in 44 death at the hands of three suicide bombers, Turkey was quick to blame the Islamic State for the terrorist act. And while that may be accurate, something surprising has emerged about the alleged ringleader of the group of three men who have been since identified as Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals. As Russia’s Kommersant and Turkish media report, a Chechen national suspected of being the mastermind behind the deadly Istanbul airport terrorist attack, had previously received refugee status in Austria, which helped him to repeatedly avoid extradition to Russia on terror charges.


It has been also revealed that Chataev was long wanted by the Russian authorities for terrorism-related offenses but he fled to Europe, where he was granted asylum, and successfully managed to escape extradition to Russia.


In 2008, he was detained with some other Chechen nationals in the Swedish town of Trelleborg as police found Kalashnikov assault rifles, explosives and ammunition in his car. As a result, he spent more than a year in Swedish prison.


In 2010, Chataev was arrested in Ukraine with his mobile phone files containing a demolition technique instruction and photos of people killed in a blast. Russia requested his extradition on terrorism-related charges but the European Court for Human Rights ordered Ukraine not to hand him over to Russia with Amnesty International also urging Ukrainian authorities to halt extradition as Chataev “could face an unfair trial and would be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.”

Just as in the Boston Bomber case, the Russians had the goods on an Islamic terrorist and the bleeding hearts in the west wouldn’t listen!

More here.

I heard this news on CNN this morning, but it has not been widely reported.

See our Austria archive here.

RRW roundup for the last week, last year and the last nine years!

rrw-logo-1Yesterday, Refugee Resettlement Watch turned NINE years old.  I can hardly believe it!

In those nine years we (initially my good friend Judy and I) have written 7,700 posts in a quest to educate citizens about the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program and how it has, for over 35 years, been changing your communities.

My driving focus was and continues to be this:

You have a right to know what Washington bureaucrats and unelected federal contractors are planning for your town.  And, you have a right to question what they are doing without being labeled a racist, a xenophobe or a hater of any sort!

In those nine years in addition to archiving over 7,700 posts we have had over 5 million visitors, with the highest one day tally of 73,280 (that was in November of last year)—3 times more visitors in one day than we received in the whole first 6 months (from July to December 2007).

Just now I checked to see from which countries readers arrived at RRW and found that 208 countries and territories are on the list!

I hope to continue to educate you for many years to come!


RRW road trip!

Before I tell you what the top posts were last week and last year, I have some news!  If nothing unexpected happens, in two weeks I’m planning to head out on a tour of the heartland (and beyond) to visit towns and cities overloaded with refugees so that I can see and report back to you firsthand what is happening to our country. I will be blogging and tweeting from the road.

(My fantasy is to write a book!)

If you wish to donate a small amount, a tank of gas, see that I do now have a place to donate to this work (upper right hand sidebar).*** LOL! The Open Borders Leftists can’t believe I’ve been donating my time to this project for the last nine years. They are sure I’ve been funded by some dastardly Rightwing extremist organization. I haven’t been!

Anything is greatly appreciated, but not necessary because I am doing this no matter what!

***Update*** A few of you have asked how to donate privately and have sent comments to this post.  I will get back to each of you over the weekend (and obviously not post your comments!).

Here are the Top Three Posts for the last week:

How the Idaho story confirms what we have been saying for years: it is about MONEY!

Asheville, North Carolina! You are next! Federal refugee contractor has come to town

Secrecy surrounds refugee program in Tennessee (your state too!)


I thought you might also be interested in seeing what the Top Three Posts of the past year are:

Amarillo, TX being destroyed by refugee overload

Brussels is coming to a town near you! Time for a moratorium on Muslim migration to America!

Are you within a 100-mile radius of a resettlement site? If so, you are in the (ever-expanding) target range

For new readers, all of our past roundups are archived here.  You might want to visit this post (the May roundup) to see how to get the most out of your visits to RRW (and how to find stuff!).

Thanks for your continued support and kind words.  Follow me on twitter @RefugeeWatcher.

***Your donations are not tax deductible because I don’t want the IRS restricting my speech in any way and I definitely want to write about Election 2016!  If you are looking for a charitable donation opportunity consider Judicial Watch, NumbersUSA, ACT for America Education, or the Center for Security Policy, others! Or, find a local non-profit organization you are confident is doing work you care about!

No tears for US Bishops on news of another ACLU lawsuit against them

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops receives millions of dollars each year to place thousands of refugees (including many Muslims in your towns) and we have long argued that your tax dollars should not be paid to federal contractors masquerading as religious charities.


One day they will have to decide between cold hard federal cash and their moral principles!


So no sympathy here as the ACLU files suit against the Bishops for accepting taxpayer dollars and then restricting abortions and contraceptive availability to the ‘unaccompanied alien children’ in their care.  When they take Caesar’s money, they must follow Caesar’s rules!  They can’t have it both ways!

From Life News.com:

For decades, U.S. Catholic agencies have been on the front lines helping to provide young immigrants and refugees with the physical and emotional support they need after they arrive in America.

But a new lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union could put the much-needed aid programs in jeopardy.

The ACLU recently filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), arguing that the government should not give money to the Catholic aid programs because they do not refer or provide abortions or birth control to young, unaccompanied minor refugees and immigrants, the New York Times reports. The ACLU argues in the lawsuit that the agencies are legally required to provide access to contraception and abortion because they receive government funding.


The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops,which oversees the agencies, received almost $10 million in government funding to help unaccompanied minor immigrants and refugees in 2014, according to the report.


ACLU Senior Staff Attorney Brigitte Amiri said, “We are shocked and deeply concerned to see history repeating itself with millions of taxpayer dollars funneled into the hands of a religious group that has a long history of refusing critical health care services to the most vulnerable people in their care.”

This “critical health care” is talking about abortion, which, by not supporting, lets the group “impose their religious beliefs on others,” according to the ACLU.

More here.

Obama more than halfway to goal of 10,000 Syrian Muslims brought to US this year, Michigan tops the list

Obama announced last fall that in FY2016, the US would “welcome” 10,000 Syrian ‘refugees’ to states across America. As of June 30th (9 months into the fiscal year) 5,186 have been distributed so far.

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In May of 2014 we reported that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder wanted to invite 50,000 refugees to the state. Guess he is on his way to getting them. https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/lets-not-bring-50000-syrians-to-detroit-it-is-a-dumb-idea/

Lots of news outlets are reporting the numbers, here is just one story from Breitbart yesterday (confirming what we have previously reported that 99% of them are Muslims):


The United States’ federal government has imported a record number of Syrian refugees in June – more than 2,300 – of whom 99 percent are Sunni Muslim and just eight identify as Christian.

The record number admitted to the country last month brings the total number of Syrian refugees accepted during the fiscal year above the 5,000 mark and puts the government on a trajectory to surpass President Barack Obama’s stated goal of 10,000 refugees by the end of September, reports the Washington Times.


“This is social engineering, not humanitarian relief,” writes Robert Spencer at JihadWatch.com. “Syria was 10% Christian before the war. The Christians have been targeted and persecuted by several jihad groups. The refugees, then, should be at least 10% Christian and probably more than that.”

More here.

Using the US State Department’s own data base, here are the top ten states where Syrians are being placed (in parenthesis is the number for just these last nine months):

Michigan (570)

California (497)

Arizona (388)

Illinois (343)

Pennsylvania (340)

Texas (324)

Florida (301)

North Carolina (279)

New York (264)

Ohio (209)

In addition to cities in the top ten states, the following cities are now building seed communities of Syrian Muslims:

Denver, CO, New Haven, CT, Atlanta and Stone Mountain, GA, Boise, ID, Indianapolis, IN, Des Moines, IA, Wichita, KS, Louisville and Lexington, KY, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA, Portland, ME, Baltimore and Silver Spring, MD, Lowell and Worcester, MA, Rochester, MN, Kansas City and St. Louis, MO, Omaha, NE, Las Vegas, NV, Concord, NH, Elizabeth, NJ, Tulsa, OK, Portland, OR, Providence, RI, Columbia, SC, Memphis and Nashville, TN, Salt Lake City, UT, Charlottesville, Newport News, and Roanoke, VA, Richland, Seattle and Spokane, WA, and Oshkosh, WI.