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RRW weekly round-up for week ending February 28th, new heights reached in February

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 1, 2015

This is one more of our sporadic weekly updates mostly to let readers know what posts were the most interesting over this past week and to provide tips, especially for new readers, on how to find information among our 6,000 plus posts.

And, February saw a new record set for daily visitors–-highest daily numbers in our over 7-year-history.  The numbers aren’t astronomical, but for a narrowly focused blog, we are thrilled at the interest.

Here are the top three most-visited posts this week.

No surprise that all three had to do with Minnesota Somalis. (Daily top posts are in the right hand side bar.)

1. Somali Islamic terrorists threaten attack on Mall of America; we are bringing in over 800 Somali refugees a month right now!

2. Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis?

3. US State Department and resettlement contractors salted Minnesota with over 10,000 Somali refugees since 2005

Although not with the shock value of those three posts, I do want you to take note of this post on the structure of the Refugee Admissions Program so you know the names of those responsible for what is happening in your town or city.  It is an important post for members of the media and government watchers in general.

Instead of the top ten countries of the week from which readers came to RRW, this is a list of the top ten countries for the month of February (not including the US of course):







European Union (this is new and I don’t know how they come up with this when EU countries appear individually on the list)


South Africa

Malta  (of all the countries on the list, I would like to see Malta where they must have a high percentage of people with the will to save their little country!)


As we mentioned above, the primary purpose of our occasional weekly updates is to help new readers get oriented and to help you all find useful information among our 6,000 plus posts!

For new readers!

Since we get new readers every day, here is my usual spiel with two points I need to make:

First, we do screen our comments and don’t post any that threaten any kind of violence and we don’t post ones filled with foul language.  An occasional expletive might slip in if the comment is otherwise a good one.  You are always free to disagree with our point of view if you follow those two simple rules.

And the other thing I want to mention is about e-mails that come to you every time we post.  They come directly from wordpress to subscribers.  We don’t send out e-mails.  So, if we are posting too much for your e-mail inbox, then just unsubscribe and visit RRW when you have the time I understand completely about too many e-mails!  You might want to simply follow us on twitter or on facebook (below).

This is where you can find information (in addition to our fact sheet). We have over 6,000 posts.

*  See our categories (left hand sidebar)

*  See the tag clouds (right hand sidebar)

*  Also, we have a great search function and since neither the categories nor the tags go all the way back to our first posts more than seven years ago, use the search window with a few key words.  You might want to first try your city, state, or country to see what we have reported from there over the years.

Readers from Europe should search for key words ‘Invasion of Europe’ for all of our many posts on the migration crisis on the Continent.

By the way, our category entitled ‘where to find information’ is filled with reports and documents, but with 326 posts archived there, it is pretty unwieldy now.

Past weekly roundups can be found in our category entitled ‘blogging.’

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And apologies to all who e-mail and comment, sorry if I don’t respond much, there are just not enough hours in my day!

It occurs to me that I do see everyone’s comments to posts because we do screen them (no foul language, no threats), so if you have something you want me to see, I don’t at all mind if you send the link as a comment to a post, even if it’s off-topic.

To regular readers, thank you for your continued concern for this very important issue.

P.S.  In case you are wondering, this blog is a charitable enterprise on the part of its writers!

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Mark Steyn: the choice is liberty or mass Muslim immigration

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 19, 2015

Thanks to Infidel Bloggers Alliance for highlighting an important column by Mark Steyn (author of “America Alone”) in which Steyn makes clear what we already know.

Steyn: “You have to choose between liberty and mass Muslim immigration.”

At the end of Steyn’s “Morning After” column (morning after the Islam-inspired terror attack in Copenhagen).  Emphasis is mine:

I said above that waiting inside multiculturalism’s Trojan horse was Islam. Not “Islamism”, or “radical Islam”, or “extremist Islam”, or “violent extremism” or “extremist radicalism” or “radicalist violentism” or anything else: just Islam. As I wrote yesterday:

This is usually the point at which we’re expected to do the not-all-Muslims-want-to-shoot-you-dead shtick. And that’s true. But Islam itself has no feeling whatsoever for the spirit of free speech.

The more Islamic a society gets, the less free speech it has – the less intellectual inquiry, artistic achievement, contrarian spirit. Most western Muslims are not willing themselves to open fire on synagogues or Lars Vilks, but they help maintain the shriveled definition of acceptable expression that helps license the fanatics of Copenhagen and Paris. Muslims in Europe, North America and Australia will pay lip service to “free speech”, and then promptly re-define it as excluding speech that “blasphemes” or “insults” their faith – which is to say them. Which is to say the great vulgar, brawling, free-for-all of free societies does not apply to them. So, when, say, France’s Muslim population reaches 20 per cent, you will need to have the support of three-quarters of the remaining 80 per cent to maintain even a bare popular majority in favor of free speech.

Is that likely? Or will there be more and more non-Muslims like the wretched quisling Welsh bishop, the Right Reverend Gregory Cameron, frantically arguing that if you hadn’t been so “offensive” you wouldn’t have caught their eye? Islam and free speech are, as His Miserable Grace implicitly recognizes, incompatible. And ultimately, therefore, you have to choose between liberty and mass Muslim immigration.

The reaction of David Cameron and Helle Thorning-Schmidt suggests they have made their choice. I think, somewhere deep down, they know it’s a recipe for slow societal suicide. And I wonder if, even deeper down, they also know that it won’t be that slow.

By the way, Obama’s (hug a Muslim) speech yesterday tells us that the man is in dreamland—that somehow the US is going to simply ‘melt’ all of our Muslim immigrants in some giant magical melting pot and we will all live happily ever after.

As a secularist, Obama has no understanding of the Islamic imperative that drives the ‘religion’ and is simply naive, or he is complicit in advancing the Islamic agenda in America.  Which is it?

New readers:  Please read ‘Modern Day Trojan Horse: Al-Hijra, the Islamic Doctrine of Immigration, Accepting Freedom or Imposing Islam?’   Get it here.

Posted in Community destabilization, Europe, free speech, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, So what did they expect?, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

RRW does Fox and Friends this morning….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 12, 2015

Yesterday I got a call from Fox asking me to appear on Fox & Friends today and I agreed.  It was a first for me.  I realized how hard it is to say much in a few minutes.   Here is the clip of my interview (thanks to our friend Brenda Walker at Limits to Growth who posted it).

Asked what my biggest problem with the expansion is, this is what I said:

My biggest problem is the lawlessness coming from the White House on this particular issue. I followed the refugee program for the last seven years; this is a major jump in expansion of the program. I also think that immigration is our existential threat in this country, both the numbers and who we are bringing in.

We previously reported on the Obama Administration’s expansion of the refugee program, by magically transforming poor kids in three Central American countries into “persecuted” refugees, here and here.

Tomorrow we promise to be back to our normal posting schedule.

Posted in blogging, Community destabilization, free speech, Immigration fraud, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , | 17 Comments »

PEGIDA planning to march in the UK at the end of this month

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 9, 2015

PEGIDA coming to the UK…


The UK Mirror has a story here, apparently designed to make readers think the worst of PEGIDA:

A notorious ‘anti-Islam’ movement is coming to Britain with its first ever demo and a march likely to attract thousands.

Pegida has sparked huge controversy in Germany.

Under the banner of ‘Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West’, it claims it is trying to defend countries from the spread of extremism at the hands of Muslim immigrants.


It is advertising its first ever UK demo for Newcastle upon Tyne on February 28, however, with a Facebook campaign expected to attract ‘thousands’.

It is the first of a series of demos planned for the UK, with others due to take place in Manchester, Birmingham and London.

Obviously designed to chill interest in the event, you can read the rest of the PEGIDA vilification story here.

For our entire ‘Invasion of Europe’ series click here.  Our posts on German immigration problems are here.

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, creating a movement, diversity's dark side, Europe, free speech, Muslim refugees, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

Seattle Somalis protest against a refugee agency over Mohammed cartoon

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 1, 2015

Looks like it’s Somali Sunday here at RRW.  Sure hope it won’t turn into Somali week!

Hassan Diis (left) and Ubah Warsame at the latest in a series of demonstrations at ReWA Friday demanding a teacher be fired. More protests are planned for next week. (Photo by Alex Garland)

It is not some bad ol’ edgy newspaper or rightwing blogger feeling the heat, but in what has to be juicy irony a long-time refugee agency that is a mecca of multicultural love and understanding in Seattle is facing the heat from Somali protestors.

The protestors who stood outside of Refugee Women’s Alliance on Friday were angry that one of its staff members had the naivete’ to think that here in America showing a Mohammed cartoon in a discussion about freedom of speech and religion is perfectly acceptable.

One of the cartoons that offends the Somalis—those refugees we are welcoming to America at the rate of 9,000 a year now.

Guess not!  The teacher, who is from India, may be fired (but, in the meantime, she has left the country!).

From Seattle Globalist (hat tip: Pungentpeppers):

Controversy over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed hit home in Seattle recently, culminating in a protest outside of southend refugee service provider on Friday.

A group of Somali Americans gathered outside the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way to demand the resignation of a teacher who showed the cartoons to her teenage students on the day after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.

“We’re not gonna be silent when it’s something that’s not right,” said Hassan Aden, who was one of between 15 to 20 people who attended the protest. “We’re trying to show that we’re not happy with what she did.”

The teacher, Deepa Bhandaru, recently earned her Ph.D from the UW Political Science department, and works for ReWA teaching a free class on world affairs for youth, where she showed the cartoons during a lesson on free speech and religious pluralism.

There is more!  Continue reading here.

The cartoon and another story on the demonstration can be found here.

Be sure to have a look at the most recent Form990 for Refugee Women’s Alliance just one of the hundreds of contractors and subcontractors living off the taxpayers to help the ‘stranger’.    In 2013 its total income (p. 9) was $5.5 million and $4.4 million came from government grants. It reaped another $600,000 from child care income (some of that was probably subsidized by taxpayers too)!

What is wrong with this picture—we pay to feed, clothe, house and educate them and get a kick in the teeth as a reward!

See our two previous posts just today (here and here) on Somalis—gosh we would be so bored without them!

Seattle isn’t just about Seahawks—it is one of the top cities that “welcomed” Somalis over the last two decades.  Scroll down this handy list of all the refugee resettlement contractors.  On page 36 you will see who is responsible in Washington State.

Addendum:  Just remembered our December post about Somalis demanding more housing in Seattle, here.

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, free speech, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, So what did they expect?, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , | 7 Comments »

Will wonders never cease! Washington Post report on Germany admits Muslims aren’t assimilating

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 28, 2015

This is an article the Washington Post ran last Saturday that I am just getting around to mentioning.  I didn’t even read it for a couple of days figuring it would be the usual mainstream media slam of “rightwingers” and “Islamophobes,” but check this out.  Right in the middle of the article is a section (below) which asks how can this be that second and third generation Muslim immigrants aren’t “assimilating?”

Could it possibly be that the Muslim immigrants, having reached critical mass, are more interested in advancing Islam than they are in acquiring the trappings of the ‘good (material) life?’



From the Washington Post on PEGIDA (emphasis is mine):

As the movement has grown, tens of thousands of Germans also have risen up to condemn Pegida, taking to the streets in counter-demonstrations that have often been far larger that the anti-Islamic, anti-immigrant rallies they are opposing. Yet the Pegida movement has seemed to tap into a hidden vein of German angst.

Not assimilating! 

Some here are worried not only about the new asylum seekers, but also about the growing numbers of other migrants entering Europe’s largest and strongest economy. Equally vexing to many is the lack of assimilation among a significant number of Muslim immigrants, some of whom came to Germany decades ago. Last September, for example, Germans were outraged after a stunt in the city of Wuppertal in which 11 devout Muslims wearing the words “Sharia Police” on bright orange vests approached Turkish nightclubs and cafes and warned young partygoers that they were violating Islamic law by drinking.

Such fears have surfaced as security concerns are mounting in Germany and across Europe over the threat of homegrown terror. As in France, hundreds of radicalized young Germans — many of them the second- and third-generation sons and daughters of Muslim immigrants — have left to fight with extremists in Syria and Iraq.

“How is it possible that parallel societies are forming in Germany?” Pegida spokeswoman Kathrin Oertel said on German TV last week. “That Islamic judges have the right to administer justice, and that Islamic schools are inciting hatred against German citizens?”

It is because Islam and the advancement of the Caliphate is stronger and infinitely more important than anything (jobs, nice homes, fashionable clothes) Germany can offer!  Get it!

And, it goes on because most Western governments are chicken!

See our complete archive on the growing internal discord in Germany by clicking here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, creating a movement, diversity's dark side, Europe, free speech, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, So what did they expect?, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , | 4 Comments »

Andy McCarthy in defense of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s remarks about European no-go zones

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 27, 2015

Andy McCarthy

Former US Attorney, author and expert on Islam, Andy McCarthy on Saturday praised Louisiana Gov. Jindal for his remarks during a speech in the UK recently.  We told you about the controversy here.

Now, here is McCarthy at National Review Online entitled, What Bobby Jindal Gets about Islam — and Most People Still Don’t  (hat tip:  Judy):

“Footballs are deflating, the president is detached from reality, the Saudi king is deceased, and the sharia state next door, Yemen, is descending into bloody chaos. With mere anarchy loosed upon the world, it would be easy to miss the fact that, in England this week, Bobby Jindal gave as important and compelling a speech as has been delivered in years about America — our leadership role on the world stage, our preservation as a beacon of liberty.

In the birthplace of the Magna Carta, it has nonetheless become legally risky to speak with candor (even when quoting Churchill). Yet Louisiana’s Republican governor became that rarest of modern Anglo or American statesmen. Bobby Jindal told the truth about Islam, specifically about its large radical subset that attacks the West by violent jihad from without and sharia-supremacist subversion from within.”

Read more of what McCarthy said.  And then this is the line that everyone must heed while there is still time for America.

The world’s most influential Islamic supremacists have told us in no uncertain terms that they see Muslim immigration in the West as part of a conquest strategy.

Let me nag you again!—please readModern Day Trojan Horse: Al-Hijra, the Islamic Doctrine of Immigration, Accepting Freedom or Imposing Islam?’

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Europe, free speech, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal doubles down on ‘no-go-zones’ statement, runs afoul of word police

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 22, 2015

Update:  Today the Center for Security Policy sent a formal letter of thanks to the Governor for his willingness to speak the truth, read it here.

And, it isn’t just the phrase ‘no-go-zones’ that the politically-correct word police surely aren’t happy with.

He actually had the nerve to use the forbidden word—“assimilate.” 

Now that is unforgivable!  It is a word never, ever used by the Open Borders/More refugees movement!  See here—“integration” is the proper word in Obama and Washington cool circles.

Jindal wants Muslims and other immigrants to assimilate. But what could he possibly know about immigrants!

From CNN at

WASHINGTON (CNN) —Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday stood by his controversial comments about “no go zones” in European cities, insisting that some Muslim immigrants are trying to “colonize” European cities and “overtake the culture.”

And the United States could be next, warned Jindal, a Republican who is considering a 2016 presidential run.

“They may be second, third, fourth generation, they don’t consider themselves part of that country. They’re actually going in there to colonize, to overtake the culture,” Jindal said. “If people don’t want to come here to integrate and assimilate, what they’re really trying to do is … overturn our culture.”


“We’re at war with radical Islam whether he wants to call it or not,” Jindal said on Wednesday.

Drawing on his Indian heritage, Jindal insisted that the race or religion of immigrants is not what’s important, but that immigrants to the U.S. must learn English and integrate and assimilate to American culture.

“It used to be OK to call America the melting pot, now the politically correct one wants to say, look we can’t impose our culture on others, we can’t impose our values on others, that’s nonsense,” Jindal said.

Say after me:  Assimilate, assimilate, assimilate!  Use it everywhere you can!

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, free speech, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , | 4 Comments »

Americans sign letter to Saudi Arabia, offer to take lashings for “blasphemy” blogger

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 21, 2015

Now at the Univ. of Minnesota, former Asst. Secretary of State Eric P. Schwartz oversaw the resettlement of tens of thousands of Muslims to the US in the early Obama years.

I found this little bit of news interesting for one reason, one of the signatories of a letter from the American Islamic Forum for Democracy to the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the US is former Asst. Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (in the early Obama years), Eric Schwartz, a Soros protege who we discussed here at RRW on many occasions.

Click here for many critical posts we have written about Obama’s original choice to head the refugee program at the US State Department, clearly a representative of the Hard Left.

Now at the AIFD he has put his name on the letter spearheaded by Islam reformer Zuhdi Jasser.   Read all about it here (hat tip: Cathy).

I don’t know if there is any significance to this laudable PR campaign to help save the Saudi blogger being flogged for blasphemy, but could we be turning a corner where some in politically-correct academia are beginning to understand the threat shariah law poses for the world?  Or, do they just hate Saudi Arabia?

From the American Islamic Forum for Democracy:

PHOENIX (January 20, 2015) – Five notable religious freedom advocates, including Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, AIFD President, have signed and presented a letter to the Saudi Ambassador calling on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), to immediately release Raif Badawi. If they do not release him, they are asking that the Kingdom take them in the place of Raif Badawi in the meting out of his corporal punishment. Badawi was sentenced to prison, a monetary fine, and 1000 lashes for “blasphemy” based on his website which allowed the free exchange of religious and political ideas. His 1000 lashes are being delivered on a weekly basis every Friday in front of a mosque in Jeddah by the Saudi regime. His health was compromised by the first 50 to the point that last Friday the second 50 were delayed.

The signatories to the letter are Princeton Law Professor Robert P. George, Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Daniel I. Mark, who teaches political science at Villanova University, Eric Schwartz, Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Hannah Rosenthal, CEO, Milwaukee Jewish Federation, and Katrina Lantos Swett, President of The Lantos Foundation. The letter requested a remittance of his punishment but further stated that in the absence of a full dismissal, each was requesting to receive 100 lashes in the place of Mr. Badawi.

Hmmmm!  What do you make of this?

Posted in free speech, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

Authorities cancel the usual Monday anti-Islamification rally in Dresden, Germany; say organizers lives at risk

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 19, 2015

It is Monday morning and one of the first things I did was look for news about how today’s anti-Islamification march by PEGIDA was shaping up.  I’m such a cynic and so this news from NBC yesterday seems (to me) like a very easy way for Chancellor Angela Merkel to shut up those pesky demonstrators—just claim that the government is shutting it down for the ‘Right-wings’ own good (ironically to save their lives from Islamic terrorists or their Left-wing enablers).

Last week 25,000 turned out in Dresden, the highest number so far! Photo:

Actually when you think about it, if Islamic terrorists should (God forbid) kill organizers of the anti-Muslim immigration movement, the civil war might come sooner than it surely will later.

From NBC News (emphasis is mine):

German authorities canceled a march by the anti-Islam PEGIDA movement in Dresden due to a “concrete threat” against the group’s weekly gathering, officials said Sunday.

PEGIDA — or “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West” — drew 25,000 people at its last rally in eastern Germany. While some of the PEGIDA protesters are believed to be right-wing extremists, the majority are not believed to be. The group’s protests, fueled by fears that the country could be overrun by Muslims and other immigrants, have alarmed German officials.

Dresden Police said in a statement Monday that it had received information relating to a “concrete danger” in connection with PEGIDA’s weekly rally and that it was banning the demonstration and public gatherings in the city for Monday.

“Attackers were called on to intermix with the PEGIDA demonstrators in order to commit a killing of single members of the PEGIDA organizing team,” Dresden police president Dieter Kroll said in a statement. “We have to act on the assumption that there is an immediate danger to the lives of all participants in the demonstration.”

What do you bet another threat is called in next week!

Go here for all of our previous coverage of Dresden.  Our extensive archive going back several years on Germany’s immigration mess is here.

Click here for more on the ‘Invasion of Europe’ generally.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, free speech, Muslim refugees, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , | 3 Comments »

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