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The long knives are out for Trump’s pick to head the IOM

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 4, 2018

The IOM is the International Organization for Migration.

Until not too long ago it was a non-profit group just like the other federal resettlement contractors that depended mostly on taxpayer funding (like they do) and was (still is) involved with processing refugees in to the US (and elsewhere).

It is now an agency of the United Nations and you might see evidence of them (their bags visible in airports worldwide) as they shepherd migrants around the globe.

You saw those bags in this photo (below) of the Australian rejected ‘refugees’ as they were leaving detention on their way to Anytown, USA.  (BTW, some reports said that the IOM bought the detainees some really nice clothes and shoes.)

 

 

 

Here is the Washington Post story entitled:

Trump nominee for U.N. migration post called Muslims violent, Christians top priority

(I didn’t know that the US gets to nominate the chairman, but I guess that makes sense because we supply the IOM with most of its money!)

Emphasis below is mine:

Isaacs with Franklin Graham

Ken Isaacs (right) with Franklin Graham before Samaritan’s Purse relief flight to Ecuador in 2016

The Trump administration’s nominee to coordinate billions of dollars in assistance to migrants around the world has suggested in social-media posts that Islam is an inherently violent religion and has said Christians in some cases should receive preferential treatment when resettling from hostile areas.

In tweets, social media posts and radio appearances reviewed by The Washington Post, Ken Isaacs, a vice president of the Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, made disparaging remarks about Muslims and denied climate change — a driving force behind migration, according to the agency the State Department has nominated him to lead.

In June, after a terrorist attack in London, Isaac reposted and commented on a CNN International story that quoted a Catholic bishop saying “This isn’t in the name of God, this isn’t what the Muslim faith asks people to do.”

Now (drum roll please) here is what Isaacs said that the Washington Post and critics of Isaacs say disqualifies him from this job!

The WaPo continues…..

Isaacs responded: “CNN, Bishop if you read the Quran you will know ‘this’ is exactly what the Muslim faith instructs the faithful to do.”

Isaacs was announced Thursday as the Trump administration’s pick to become director general of the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration, or IOM. The 169-member organization has a nearly $1 billion annual operating budget and for decades has deferred to the United States, one of its top benefactors, to lead the organization.

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So look who the WaPo quotes as the expert on the Isaacs choice. Eric Schwartz, a hard Left one-worlder who ran the refugee program in the early years of the Obama Admin, and is a George Soros protege.

Trump’s pick could be at risk of being the first U.S. nominee since the late 1960s to lose an election by the group’s voting members, according to several people involved in international relief coordination.

“I don’t know the nominee, but I’ve seen some of his statements and they reflect a troubling prejudice that is really incompatible with a position of leadership for the world’s most important international migration agency,” said Eric Schwartz, president of Refugees International and a former assistant secretary of state under President Barack Obama.

“The person who leads this needs to be a symbol of the international community’s support for humanity. And that means that dark-skin people and Muslim people have the same inherent worth as any other people.”

Continue reading the Washington Post here.

 

We urge the President to not withdraw this nomination. 

And, heck, if the IOM board votes him down, consider cutting IOM funding (after all, now that the number of refugees being admitted to the US is slowing, you won’t need their services so much!).

See my archive on Eric Schwartz here.

5 Responses to “The long knives are out for Trump’s pick to head the IOM”

  1. You write above: “In tweets, social media posts and radio appearances reviewed by The Washington Post, Ken Isaacs, a vice president of the Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, made disparaging remarks about Muslims and denied climate change…”

    It seems to be function of the basal ganglia of Conservatives to reflexively adopt the terms chosen by neo-Liberals to maximize the public appeal of their views.

    Climate change is one of these. If you don’t remember, it used to be Global Warming, then Anthropogenic Global Warming and then when actual experiential evidence gave the lie to their story they changed the term to Climate Change so that anyone who refused to drink the Kool-Aide could be branded an irrational “denier”. We can hardly blame them since no matter how many times they employ this tactic Conservatives fall for it like Wiley Coyote.

    In the cited quote, you demonstrate the seemingly reflexive willingness to repeat the same wound self-infliction of supporting their view through the use of their chosen term. I beg you to NEVER again use their terms verbally or in letters; not climate change, nor undocumented immigrants etc.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Confused? What are you talking about. If you are referring to me as the “you” in your comment. I did not write those words, the Washington Post reporter did!

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  2. Steve Key said

    If they reject the nominee, cut their funding.

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  3. sturandot13 said

    Ken Isaacs knows whereof he speaks; and is not crippled by “political correctness” (which will be the death of the West). Good man. I’d rather see him in the U.S. State Dept., frankly. Get the U.S. OUT of the UN; and the UN OUT of the U.S.!!!

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  4. janet bell said

    I agree, if the IOM board votes Isaac down, I hope President Trump will cut the funding. We are changing our culture, what is taught in schools to what the refugees want, they do not assimilate and learn about our Constitution, love of Country and what we the American people will do to protect it.

    We need more people protecting and speaking out. I was posting with a NY school teacher not long ago and she said, “how do we teach with approx. 34 different languages and the children do not know how to clean themselves in the bathroom”? I did not realize that until she posted it.

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