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Maryland: CAIR wants 14-year-old girl investigated in case of threatening note to Iraqi refugee family

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 22, 2016

Thanks to Wikileaks, we are becoming increasingly aware (more than ever before) of how the mainstream media presents ‘news’ in a way to push an agenda or oppose candidates they don’t like.

A prime example……

I literally sat here with my mouth open when I read this story (the whole story!) at WBAL in Baltimore by Saliqua Khan (Islamophobic note we are told in the headline!).

If I had stopped reading at paragraph ten, I would have a completely different idea of what happened.  Here is what we are told first:

DUNDALK, Md. —A civil rights group is asking authorities to investigate a hate message as a bias-motivated crime after a note was left at the Baltimore County home of a family of Iraqi Muslim refugees.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, on Friday called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a note left at the family’s Dundalk home.

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Zainab Chaudry speaking for CAIR in Maryland is quoted as blaming it on…you guessed it! Donald Trump!

CAIR said the hate message, left on the door of the family’s home, said, “Terrorist, Leave, No one wants you here, Your kind is a disgrace, 9/11 was your fault.”

The message also included a crude drawing of a Muslim woman wearing a head scarf (hijab) and holding a bomb, with the comment, “Take that (expletive) off your head.”

The victim’s father, who’s family recently found refuge in the U.S. and speaks very little English, said he’s worried about his family’s safety after his 11-year-old daughter received the note.

“Now, I am scared and worried about my child,” the victim’s father, Raad Lalqaraghuli, said. “I was scared, no sleeping.”

The Washington-based civil rights organization said the targeting of the Maryland Muslim family is the latest in a series of hate incidents directed at American Muslims, mosques and Islamic centers nationwide in the past week.

At this point I felt bad for this Muslim family (no sympathy for CAIR!)…..

But, now get this! The police already investigated and determined it was a squabble between CHILDREN!

Continue reading:

Baltimore County police have determined that a dispute between children led to an offensive note left on at the apartment of a Muslim family.

[….]

Officers were able to identify a 14-year-old girl, whose family lives in the same building, as the person who wrote the note. When officers met with the girl and her parents, she stated that she wrote the note because two of the children in the family had “cursed at her and made offensive gestures.”

Officers explained to the girl and the family the seriousness of what she had done. The girl’s parents were cooperative and assured officers that they would handle the matter at home.

The investigation indicated that while the note was offensive, that no crime had happened.

“This is nothing that happened as a result of an organized hate group this was a dispute between two children,” Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost.

So if you stopped reading at paragraph ten, you would never know this!

By the way, Dundalk is a poor suburb of Baltimore and it is no surprise that resettlement contractors likely placed the Iraqi family here.

For more on Zainab Choudry, I wrote about her here in 2013 at Potomac Tea Party Report.

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee Resettlement Program in Maryland, Stealth Jihad, The Opposition | Tagged: , , | 15 Comments »

Federal Refugee contractor World Relief (Evangelicals!) has a new Prez

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 22, 2016

And, they must be sending out little press releases about him and the organization as fillers for small news outlets because I’ve seen several puff pieces like this one lately.

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Scott Arbeiter, the new Prez of World Relief. We assume he makes about the same salary as his predecessor—around $200,000 from all sources of income. That is small compared to many other of the federal contractors.

But, it reminded me that I hadn’t done an updated financial review of them as I had recently on Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI).

The new President is Scott Arbeiter, you can learn a little about him here.

BTW, World Relief’s full name is World Relief Corporation of National Association of Evangelicals. It is headquartered in Baltimore, MD.

Here is a bit of the puff-piece at Christianity Today:

World Relief, a Christian humanitarian organization, resettled in the United States nearly twice the number of refugees than usual.

[….]

In September, World Relief settled 1,400 refugees through churches and its 26 offices across the country. In the past year, the organization has worked with 9,759 refugees, the largest number of refugees to go through its office since 1999, according to Christianity Today, having partnered with 1,180 congregations.

[….]

World Relief is one of nine organizations authorized by the federal government to help resettle refugees. Others include Church World Service, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), Episcopal Migration Ministries, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

I laughed at the use of the word “authorized” as if WR only had to get an authorization (a stamp of approval) and then was completely operating with Christian ‘charity’ instead of mostly federal tax dollars.  This is how they spin the lazy media, never mentioning that this is a business—a business that could not function without your money!

Incidentally, it is World Relief  (a member in good standing of the Christian LEFT) that sent around a memo to staff over a year ago to tell them to not give out any R & P Abstracts for any of you calling looking for the plan for your local community.

Checking the most recent Form 990 for World Relief we see that they had a total gift/grants income of $58,487,081 and $42,589,050 was provided by you, the US taxpayer, making their federally-funded share of their budget 73% taxpayer funded.

I went back 6 years and their income from you jumped about $11.5 million over that time.  That of course correlates with the fact that they placed more refugees into your towns each year and since they are paid by the head, that makes sense.

Here is a screen shot of page 9 (this info. is usually on page 9) of World Relief’s most recent 990.  You can find several years of WR’s 990’s here if you want to have a deeper look into their finances.  All IRS 501(c)3 organizations are required to make their financial information public, so remember that if you are trying to get Form 990s for a local group.

 

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Take note of line 2 a (Travel loan commission).  I told you about that money the other day.  It is yours too. The contractor acts as a collection agency for refugees to pay back their travel loans (federal dollars paid for the tickets) and the contractor (WR in this case) gets to keep a cut of everything they collect.

Is World Relief working where you live.  Go here to access their interactive map:

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