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Small town Montana newspaper editor walks into buzz saw on Syrian refugee issue

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 23, 2016

I have a million more things to write about (and am waaayyy behind), but when this popped up in my alerts just now, I thought it was something you all needed to know—Montanans are trying to save themselves from becoming the newest destination for Syrian and other Middle Eastern and African refugees*** and they are being vilified by Leftists now in charge of small newspapers attempting to control the narrative.

Trip Burns

Editor Burns at LinkedIn. An ‘edgy’ photo is worth a thousand words! https://www.linkedin.com/in/trip-burns-99085a9b

Truthfully, I am not wading into all of the he said/they said.  You can read it all yourself. But, it seems a new newspaper editor penned a piece last week entitled ‘Syrian refugees are not welcome in Sanders County‘ that has angered the rural Montana community and they are letting him know.

First read what editor/reporter Trip Burns said, here.

Then see his response to the criticism, here, including this from a reader, Les Wood of Plains:

I know that you are a new guy in town, but you better know that we watch over and protect our own. We are not so quick to accept a new guy who thinks that he has all of the liberal answers for the world and that we are a bunch of old retired hicks who don’t know which way is up.

Continue reading here.  (I guess we should give him credit for posting all of the criticism!)

You don’t need these small town rags!

I feel like I am beating a dead horse when I say this, but please, all of you in ‘pockets of resistance’ must develop your own alternative media to bypass the Leftwing-controlled corporate media industry. This paper (Clark Fork Valley Press) has a circulation of a whopping 1,466 and is owned by some big corporation called Hagadone Corp. (whoever the heck they are!), see here.

Use your free speech! Get your own facts out on what is happening to Montana by writing blogs, websites, and through other forms of social media!  Go door to door with flyers if you must!

***See our extensive archive on the battle for Montana.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, free speech, Muslim refugees, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 7 Comments »

Christian Syrians say Pope left them behind in Lesbos

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 23, 2016

You knew the minute you heard it—that the Pope choosing 12 Muslims to take to Rome with him on his plane—was one of the more troublesome actions (of a long list) of this Socialist Pope.  See our post on the Pope’s Syrian Muslim refugees by clicking here.

Now from the Daily Mail yesterday.  It answers our primary question—weren’t there any Christians and other religious minorities to choose from?

And, this bureaucratic (red tape!) excuse for passing up this brother and sister is ridiculous.

A Christian brother and sister from Syria say they have been ‘let down’ by the Pope after he left them behind in a Lesbos refugee camp despite promises they would be given a new life in Italy.

Roula and Malek Abo say they were two of the lucky ‘chosen 12’ refugees selected by the Vatican to be taken from the desperate camp and housed in Rome.

But what seemed like the chance of a lifetime was cruelly snatched away when they were told the following day they couldn’t go. Instead three Muslim families were taken.

Neither Community Sant’Egidio, the charity which organised the trip, or the Vatican would explain the selection process over which migrants were picked.

Spokesman Massimiliano Signifredi called the incident ‘regrettable’ – adding: ‘The problem here is the three Syrians arrived after the March 20 deadline. They arrived just after the agreement between the European Union and Turkey.

Mr Signifredi said: ‘Our staff went to Lesbos and spoke with the people who were selected. But everything was decided by the Vatican.

‘The question why the Pope took only Muslims is difficult to understand and he was suffering, I think, because he wanted to do something also for Christians as the chief of the Catholic Church. But he couldn’t because there is this international agreement [with the EU].’

There is much more here.

See our ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Christian refugees, Colonization, Community destabilization, Europe, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 12 Comments »

Geller: Obama Administration gives grant to questionable Islamic charity

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 22, 2016

Islamic relief logoPamela Geller is not pulling punches (does she ever?) in her post about the Obama Administration giving some of your hard earned dollars to a charity linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

Here is Geller:

Obama’s zakat for jihad. True to form, Obama never misses an opportunity to norm, sanction, and support jihad terror.

Despicable and depraved. Our money, yours and mine, financing our executioners.

The Obama administration has awarded $270,000 to an Islamic charity that has been outlawed by some governments for its support of the terror group Hamas and other jihadist organizations, according to grant documents.

The Department of Health and Human Services has provided a $270,000 grant to Islamic Relief Worldwide, a charity that has repeatedly been linked to terrorism financing and support for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, according to recent grant information.

Continue reading here.

The American branch of this same charity is helping to settle refugees in some US towns and cities.

I’m posting this to remind long time readers and to inform new readers that Islamic Relief USA is helping Muslim refugees resettle in both Kentucky and Maryland (that we know of so far), but not (yet!) as resettlement contractors. It is all about the Hijra.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, The Opposition | Tagged: , , | 6 Comments »

Texas legislature holds refugee hearing: state taxpayers on the hook for millions

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 22, 2016

As we have been reporting, all across America state legislative bodies are starting to ask questions about how the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program works and who is paying for it all.

Over, and over again, in states like Wyoming (which does not have a program and never has had one), advocates for third world resettlement yammer about how this is all paid for by the feds (from the federal government’s money tree!) and it won’t cost the state or local taxpayer a dime.

You know from reading RRW that that is a bunch of bull, but here again we are given some facts about who is paying.

From the Austin American Statesman:

Citing fears that refugees, particularly those arriving from Syria, could pose a terrorist threat, several Republican state senators pressed Thursday for additional background checks and tighter oversight on agencies that resettle refugees in Texas.

Aaron-Rippenkroeger

See what refugee contractor, Aaron Rippenkroeger, had to say about “welcoming” Syrian and other Muslim refugees to Texas, here last fall: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/opinion/rippenkroeger-texas-should-welcome-syrian-refugees/nncMw/

“Right now, there’s a civil war in Syria, and there are terrorists in Syria, and there have actually been various serious attacks in Europe,” state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, said during a Capitol hearing before the Committee on Health and Human Services.

Echoed by other Republicans, including Sen. Donna Campbell of New Braunfels, Schwertner said he wasn’t confident that the federal government is conducting complete background checks into potential refugees, and he suggested that state health agencies take more control over private resettlement organizations to ensure that new Texans are thoroughly investigated.

“We should have a refugee program, but my concern is for the safety of the citizens of Texas. That is my motivation,” said Schwertner, the committee chairman. “This population needs be thoroughly vetted.”

[….]

Aaron Rippenkroeger, chief executive of Refugee Services of Texas, told the committee that refugees receive thorough background checks before they’re resettled, adding that his organization has never had to report a security risk to the federal government. [Refugee Services of Texas is a subcontractor of three of nine federal contractors.—ed]

[….]

Texas health agencies received $66 million from the federal government in 2015 for refugee-related services, with the state spending an additional $56 million, mostly on Medicaid-paid services.

[….]

Local communities also bear some of the costs of settling refugees, including creating educational services for children and providing translation during 911 calls, Amarillo Mayor Paul Harpole said.

Read the whole article here.

Be sure to see our lengthy archive on Amarillo by clicking here.  Thanks to greedy meatpackers, the city’s school system is overloaded and the mayor has asked for the flow to be stopped for awhile (to no avail).

Last year I visited Dallas and in advance prepared a three-part series on the refugee program in the state.  Texas is still the #1 state in the nation for resettlement of refugees and you can draw a straight line right back to previous governors who never lifted a finger to question the efforts of the open-borders movement to turn Texas blue through mass migration of all kinds.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: | 9 Comments »

Somali flow to America is three decades old with no end in sight!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 21, 2016

Update: Thanks to two readers for sending this story from Minneapolis today.  Police are looking for five Somali men in a case of alleged sexual assault.

Leo Hohmann writing at World Net Daily has a very detailed accounting of the flow of Somali ‘refugees’ to America, please see it by clicking here.

And, just to set the record straight, it was the George W. Bush State Department that brought the most Somalis to America (so far).

See this very informative graphic below and ask yourselves why, more than 3 decades after THEIR civil war, is it America’s responsibility to continue rescuing them?

There are by some counts, a half a million Somalis waiting in a massive UN camp in Kenya for their turn to come to your town.

Why does this continue to be America’s problem?

Very cool graphic at World Net Daily:

graphic-for-somali-refugees

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: | 11 Comments »

Breaking news: Tennessee legislature votes to sue feds over refugee program

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 19, 2016

It is an understatement to say that this is a significant development!  I have no time to give you all the details of the states’ rights lawsuit, so please read the story yourselves at Breitbart by clicking here.  Michael Patrick Leahy begins his report on the great news:

Mark Norris

Senator Mark Norris a leading co-sponsor of the resolution. Under Tennessee law, the governor is not required to sign a resolution.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee–On Tuesday, the Tennessee General Assembly declared it will sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement program on Tenth Amendment grounds. The State Senate passed a resolution authorizing that lawsuit in a 29 to 4 vote one day after it passed the Tennessee House by a 69 to 25 margin.

“Today we struck a blow for Liberty by finally adopting SJR467,” State Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville), the co-sponsor of the resolution who shepherded it through the State Senate, tells Breitbart News.

Continue reading here.

See all of our coverage of the issue in Tennessee by clicking here.

I’ll be in DC tomorrow for meetings, so consequently I won’t be on top of all the latest news on the refugee front until I’m back on Thursday (and there is a lot of news)!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Nashville, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , | 15 Comments »

South Carolina state Senator makes some of the most important statements of entire refugee debate

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 19, 2016

Most of you are probably aware that a bill is working its way through the South Carolina legislature that would put responsibility on those agencies which resettle refugees for acts of a criminal nature that might be perpetrated by refugees they place in the state.

kevin-bryant

SC Senator Kevin Bryant exposes ‘church’ refugee resettlement agencies as federal contractors with no special religious freedom protections for the agency itself. “My role in the government is to protect South Carolinians.”

Mother Jones (of course) takes a whack at the “anti-refugee” bill, but in the course of reporting on it, they inadvertently allow a State Senator to scoff at one of the most important arguments ‘religious’ resettlement contractors use to promote their role (as middlemen) in the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program—that they do it out of religious conviction and not as paid federal contractors.

To set the stage, here are some of the opening paragraphs, emphasis is mine (hat tip: Joanne):

A South Carolina bill that would create a registry of refugees and would hold their sponsors liable for any crimes they commit has sparked a debate over religious liberty in South Carolina.

The bill, which would require all recently resettled refugees to register with local law enforcement, would also hold each refugee’s sponsors liable if he or she commits a violent crime or an act of terrorism. “We are protecting South Carolina citizens’ safety,” State Senator Kevin Bryant, one of the bill’s lead sponsors, told members of the local press. “And if we have to do something that would de-incentivize the sponsoring of refugees, well, we’ve got to choose our own citizens over those that are not citizens of this country.”

The contracting agencies say the bill violates their religious freedom:

Some religious groups have denounced the bill as a violation of their First Amendment freedoms because it infringes their belief in caring for those in need. “We’re a Christian organization,” says Ted Goins, the president of Lutheran Services Carolinas, one of the state’s two main sponsors of refugee resettlement. “We get our marching orders from a Biblical perspective [as if there is no government cash involved!—ed]. It says we’re to love our neighbors as ourselves. Refugees are our neighbors.”  [A bit of irony here as several “Lutheran” agencies around the country have dropped the word Lutheran from their names, see Michigan earlier this month.—ed]

[….]

As the anti-refugee bill makes its way through the legislature, more religious leaders have publicly condemned it. A coalition of bishops from four different denominations sent a joint letter to Gov. Haley and lawmakers criticizing it.

Blah, blah, blah from the coalition of bishops, then see what Senator Bryant said.  But first know that the US State Department strictly forbids any of its contractors (Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals, Jews and Lutherans) from proselytizing!  Go here to see what duties the contractors must perform in order to be paid for their work (or have their contract yanked).  This is just one small portion of the State Department rules:

The Department of State has cooperative agreements with nine domestic resettlement agencies to resettle refugees. While some of the agencies have religious affiliations, they are not allowed to proselytize. The standard cooperative agreement between the Department of State and each of the domestic resettlement agencies specifies the services that the agency must provide to each refugee.  [This is effectively a contract since the federal government follows up with audits to assure compliance.—ed]

Continue reading to learn what else is required of them.  They might use the phrase “cooperative agreement,” but there is no doubt this is a contract for services.

Now, this is what Senator Bryant says:

“As a Christian, I would never put myself in a contract that prohibited me from sharing the Gospel,” Sen. Bryant says in an interview. The Republican from Anderson County says that because the bill holds resettlement groups, not individuals, liable, it does not infringe on religious liberty. He says because resettlement groups sign a contract with the federal government in which they agree not to proselytize to refugees—more or less promising to act in a nondenominational capacity—they have given up all claims to religious liberty.

Bryant separates church and state and it’s about time the ‘religious’ resettlement contractors who are paid millions of your tax dollars every year to resettle refugees (payment by the head) did the same!  (I repeat for the umpteenth time—where is the ACLU?)

Bryant, a born-again Christian, says he has been able to separate his faith from his work on this bill. He says he would rather donate to organizations who help refugees in the Middle East and North Africa. “My role in the government is to protect South Carolinians. My role as a Christian is to personally support different ministries that reach out to refugees,” he says. “I think we need to separate the commands of Christ from the role of government.”

Read the whole Mother Jones article by clicking here.

Confusion works against the taxpayer!

I believe that much of the reason the Refugee Admissions Program has escaped scrutiny for over 30 years is the confusion that was created when the federal government hired ‘church’ groups to be federal refugee contractors.  Most people who hear about the program for the first time are shocked to learn that ‘Christian’ (and one Jewish group) are being PAID taxpayer dollars to do their supposed charitable work.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Pockets of Resistance, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: | 13 Comments »

Comments worth noting: Listen-up Catholic readers

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 19, 2016

Editor: As long-time readers know we have a category of posts here at RRW entitled ‘Comments worth noting/guest posts’ and today we bring you this comment from reader ‘hogswithdogs’ to our post ‘So much for the Pope’s power of persuasion’ here.

From our reader:

ATTENTION CATHOLIC READERS!

The USCCB (US Conference of Catholic Bishops) has launched a National Catholic-Muslim dialogue. Partners include ISNA and the Islamic Circle of North America. Inter-faith dialogue is not new as CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) is active in the churches trying to seek ‘common ground’ and ‘building bridges’. Per Stephen Coughlin, they view the bridge as one way – us travelling to their side as they have no interest in Christianity.

My assumption is that you will hear more about this in your churches and the priests will be encouraged by their bishops to seek this ‘understanding’. How does this relate to this article? “Good question.”

Is the pope setting the tone for this dialogue? Is the pope setting an example that he wants us to follow? Will we see a push in the parishes to “adopt” Syrians sent to the United States by the UN?

What about the persecuted Christians? Our government is ignoring their plight. CHRISTIANS ARE PERSECUTED BY THE ‘REFUGEES’ THAT THE ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO RESETTLE IN THE UNITED STATES!

Talk to your priests and fellow parishioners. Pray for persecuted Christians and let them know that the persecution is at the hands of Islam by the people that the UN will be sending to the United States!

‘Hogswithdogs’ then directs us to the USCCB website here from February of this year where we learn of the church snuggling up to the Muslim Brotherhood in America:

The current regional Catholic-Muslim dialogues are the Mid-Atlantic (partnering with the Islamic Circle of North America), Midwest (partnering with the Islamic Society of North America) and West Coast (partnering with the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California and the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County). Each is co-chaired by a bishop and a Muslim leader from the corresponding regional organization. These dialogues will continue to meet and will work collaboratively with the members of the new national dialogue.

It is no wonder so many are drifting away from the Catholic church and that we have beautiful churches, like the one in Syracuse, becoming mosques.

 

Posted in Changing the way we live, Comments worth noting/guest posts, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , | 13 Comments »

German PEGIDA leader to face trial for “hate speech” on Facebook

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 19, 2016

Invasion of Europe news….

As we have previously reported Facebook boy wonder, Mark Zuckerberg joined forces with the German government a few weeks ago in an agreement to police Facebook more thoroughly for anyone disparaging the immigrant hordes arriving in Germany at Mama Merkel’s invitation.

Seems they caught a big fish in Lutz Bachmann the leader of PEGIDA.

Maybe it’s time to quit Facebook?

Before I get to the news, I want to say that I am thinking that all of you (me included) should begin weaning ourselves from Facebook where we are making boy wonder richer and ever more powerful.

Did you happen to catch the story at USA Today on April 13th?

It is entitled “Zuckerberg steps into political fray” and explains his stepped-up role in the US Presidential race.  Zuckerberg is a leader of the world-wide No Borders movement.  He is a globalist who believes in free trade and the free movement of (cheap) labor around the world, and he has his very own personal ten year plan for how the world should be run.

Here is the news on Mark-the-megalomaniac’s catch from Malta Today:

Lutz Bachmann is accused of inciting racial hatred after he made a series of Facebook posts where he called refugees “cattle” and “trash”.  [I wonder, if he had called his political and business leaders, who want cheap labor, swine or “trash,” would he suffer the same fate?—ed]

The 43-year-old’s trial in Dresden will be held amid tight security.

Pegida’s rallies have attracted thousands of supporters in Germany, with the movement even spreading to numerous countries since launching in 2014.

The group’s demonstrations were in the spotlight this January in Cologne after the Cologne Police Department received a barrage of reports of sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve.

[….]

The court says Mr Bachmann “disrupted public order” through his comments, which constituted an “attack on the dignity” of refugees.

If found guilty, he could face between three months and five years in prison.

Of course, Germany doesn’t have the same free speech protections that we have, but nevertheless, can’t someone figure out a site like Facebook where free speech can reign supreme.

For our complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive, click here.

Posted in Colonization, Community destabilization, Europe, free speech, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 11 Comments »

Iraqi refugees entering US at rate of (only) 699 per month; 82% Muslim

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 18, 2016

Since readers seem to have liked previous posts on Syrians and Somalis resettled in the US in FY2016, I thought you might like to see how the Iraqi flow is going.  I’m surprised to see that the number is much lower than last year.

Does that mean we are approaching a point where we have pretty well cleared Iraq of anyone who wants to come to the US?

We have been bringing, on average, about 15,000 Iraqis a year since Obama took office.

As of March 31st (the halfway point in the fiscal year), we invited (only) 4,194 Iraqis to come and live in your towns (data here).  That is way down!!!

Here is the map of where they’ve been placed since October 1, 2015 (source: Refugee Processing Center):

 

Map Iraqis FY2016

 

 

The top ten states for Iraqi resettlement are these (they usually place them where there are already a large number of a specific ethnic group because they know they like to live with their own kind of people, and that is o.k. for them, but not for you! You would be racist if you expressed a similar desire—to live with your kind of people!):

California (634)

Texas (579)

Michigan (390)

Washington (214)

Virginia (177)

Illinois (159)

Arizona (157)

Tennessee (143)

Ohio (134)

Florida (112)

Surprisingly Nebraska comes in for honorable mention with 109.

Since the vast majority are Muslims (82%), the feds and the contractors also like to place them where there are plenty of mosques. Here is how this group breaks down (their spelling):

Moslem: 134

Moslem Shiite: 1,294

Moslim Suni: 2,017

LOL! Note that they are bring both sides of the centuries-old dispute between the Moslem sects to live side by side in America (good luck with that!).

We have a huge category on Iraqi refugees with 687 previous posts for ambitious readers!

 

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Where to find information, Who is going where, Your State | Tagged: , , | 13 Comments »

 
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