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Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society bringing Syrian Muslims to Philly

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 17, 2017

This is a longish story meant to be warm and fuzzy about how the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society*** is injecting diversity into crime-ridden Philly.  That should be really good for the struggling African Americans there, but who cares about them, HIAS is being paid to do a job.  This is a business.

The reporter has the facts down fairly well and I recommend reading it, especially for Pennsylvania residents who should know that your state is in the top ten resettlement states in the nation right now.


HIAS’s Philly rep Rona Buchalter is worried about what Trump will do once he arrives at the White House. Bio and photo are at HIAS’s website:

I quibble with the selective reporting here where we are told that the refugees get $1,125 each (from US taxpayers). To be completely accurate it should be mentioned that the contractor (HIAS here) gets an equal amount for its payment to do their ‘charitable’ work.  All of the contractors are quaking in their boots now as the wait to see what Donald Trump does after Friday because cutting the numbers means cutting their income!

HIAS Pennsylvania is an affiliate of one of those nine organizations that receives funding from the U.S. Department of State to resettle refugees. They are funded to provide initial casework and help refugees spend $1,125 per person they get in assistance from the government to pay for housing, groceries, bills and other necessities. From there, it’s enrolling kids in school, finding adults work and getting families integrated into their communities. Quickly.

By the way, I once had an American, who was trying to help a new refugee family in his neighborhood, contact me to ask why the refugee doesn’t get the full $2,250 because the contractor was not helping the family. Why? This is a business!

How many Syrians since the beginning of the 2017 fiscal year?

I haven’t checked the Syrian numbers at Wrapsnet lately, so checked just now.

In the first 3 and 1/2 months of the fiscal year (it began on Oct. 1, 2016) we have admitted 4,005 Syrians, and 98% are Muslims.

Here is where they were ‘planted’ in Pennsylvania from October 1, 2016 to January 15, 2017:


98% of Syrians arriving in US are Muslims.


For new readers, know that it was HIAS which first directed the Southern Poverty Law Center to investigate RRW, see here.

***They don’t want to be called by their full name anymore, they changed it to HIAS (why was that?).

8 Responses to “Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society bringing Syrian Muslims to Philly”

  1. mrbubble1 said

    Dearest Ann,

    HIAS no longer goes by “Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society” because the name is archaic, similar to the way blacks were once referred to as “Negroes” or “Colored.” HIAS was established 135 years ago, when Jews were commonly referred to as “Hebrews.” In case you have not noticed, this is no longer the case, in fact you will be very hard pressed to find any Jewish organizations or groups with “Hebrew” in their name these days.

    So you see, it is not some plot or conspiracy to hide who they organization really is, but rather a perfectly reasonable acknowledgement that things have changed a little over 135 years.

    By the way, the organization’s name was legally changed more than 15 years ago.



    • Ann Corcoran said

      I like it better as Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (even though they don’t help any Hebrews anymore) and besides that is how they are referred to in government documents and on govt. websites. I suspect their Muslim clients aren’t too thrilled with the word Hebrew either.


  2. sturandot13 said

    “***They don’t want to be called by their full name anymore, they changed it to HIAS (why was that?).”

    Probably because they do not want the word “Hebrew” associated with an organization that is paid for bringing the muzlim (sic – on purpose) hordes into this country. Those same muzlim hordes of the “hijra” that are dedicated to the extinction of Jews – as per their UN-holy book, the quran, and the exhortations of their so-called “prophet”, Mad Mo.

    The following verse – or a similar rendition – appears in numerous places in the hadiths:

    “The Hour [of Resurrection] will not come until you fight the Jews. The Jew will hide behind stones or trees. Then the stones or trees will call: ‘Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.'”

    This is said in both Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, Islam’s two most canonical hadith collections:

    Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 791:
    Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar:

    Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 176:

    Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177:

    Sahih Muslim, Book 041, Number 6981:

    Sahih Muslim, Book 041, Number 6983:

    Sahih Muslim, Book 041, Number 6984:

    Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 6985:

    See also the following excellent article by Nonie Darwish, a former muzlim who grew up in Egypt, but who had forsaken the Satan-inspired bloodlust cult known as izlam for Christianity many years ago:

    “Why Muslims Must Hate Jews” by Nonie Darwish 8/3/2012


  3. In 2015, there were over 7,000 homeless people in the city of Philidelphia receiving benefits from charitable organizations, though the actual number is probably much higher. Philadelphia has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, over 26% in 2015. One of the main reasons that had been identified is “poverty from a lack of jobs at competitive living wages” ( So why is the US taxpayer funding an invasion of Syrian slum dwellers to literally be flow in at their expense to compete with American citizens for jobs, housing, education and public resources, when there are muslim countries nearby that can take them in at a fraction of the cost, presuming that they have a legitimate claim of asylum in the first place? In my opinion, if these Jews want to live among Muslims, they should be deported to Israel, where they can nag the government there to provide for these people. It might be interesting to see how much they get, and how they are treated, in that country.


  4. WHY and by WHOM an American President was MURDERED
    “We are concerned with the disturbing effects on world stability which would accompany the development of nuclear weapons capability by Israel. I cannot imagine that the Arabs would refrain from turning to the Soviet Union for assistance if Israel were to develop nuclear weapons capability–with all the consequences this would hold. But the problem is much larger than its impact on the Middle East. Development of nuclear weapons capability by Israel would almost certainly lead other larger countries, that have so far refrained from such development, to feel that they must follow suit”- John F. Kennedy.
    Israel tested her first A-bomb in September, 1962, a product of the Beersheba plant in the Negev Desert. But the halting of this Beersheba plant was part of the package America agreed to deliver on the Test Ban Treaty’s signing. In late July American planes flew over the Israel reactor site at Dimona, as a reminder. The new government under Levi Eschkol did not push its protest. For actually, though Cairo, London, Paris and Brussels knew the details behind Ben-Gurion’s recent resignation, the American and Israeli publics are still in the dark. HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED: On the eve of the Harriman, Gromyko, Hailsham talks in Moscow, President Kennedy wrote a letter to Premier Ben-Gurion telling him to halt his atomic research and dismantle his plants. If he refused, a revision of America’s relations with Israel would be necessary. Literally, it was an ultimatum. Ben-Gurion looked over America’s financial aid and special laws favoring gifts and bequests to Israel and called it blackmail.1 It is noteworthy that this description of Ben-Gurion’s fury with Kennedy was not written in hindsight, but two months before the assassination.


  5. I never cease to be surprised by the number of Christian and Jewish organizations which bring in Muslim refugees to western societies.

    Have these groups ever read the Koran and considered the Koran’s explicit admonitions against Jews and Christians and the treatment of Jews and Christians in a Muslim society? Hint: Christians and Jews are not treated well in Muslim societies.

    If anyone doubts this, start with Sura 9 of the Koran, the Verse of the Sword. Skip directly to Sura 9:29, which clearly states that “People of the Book” – Jews and Christians – are to be offered three basic choices: conversion to Islam; acceptance of very second class status, with WILLING SUBMISSION (that’s important) in relation to Muslims – it’s called the dhimma and Jews and Christians who accept it are called dhimmis – along with annual payment of protection money – called jizya – to Muslims authorities; or, if unwilling to accept either of the first two choices, death at the hands of Muslims.

    These are the ideologies that these Christian and Jewish charities are bringing to us with their large scale importation of Muslim refugees to western countries.

    Have these Jewish and Christian charities ever considered the long term implications of what they are doing? If they want to bring in refugees there are plenty of Christian refugees in the Middle East who could be brought to western countries and who would not want to imposes sharia on the rest of us.

    I know I’m preaching to the converted here but keep up the fight Ann Corcoran. What you are doing is important.


  6. Jeffrey Hardin said

    What angers me here with these types of suicidal individuals, groups and organizations is, that in order to make themselves feel and or look good for whatever humanistic agenda they might want to employ, it is almost always for self gratification, and in the process they disregard all the danger signs.
    We simply cannot tolerate them. These people are endangering the lives of our family’s, even their own family’s just so they can feel good about themselves…These Liberals are so hollowed out and empty of self esteem that they will go to great lengths to feel purposeful, or to have some sort of self worth, which makes them very unpredictable and dangerous to our society’s, in so much that they are blinded to the severe consequences of their actions, and when they do finally realize them, they point their fingers at and blame everyone else, everyone, but themselves.


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