It was standing-room only at a council meeting in semi-rural Pickens County, South Carolina, Monday night, as residents flooded the chambers, many of them interested in one topic – the potential of Syrian Muslim refugees being resettled in their county.
On Sunday in Twin Falls, Idaho, more than 100 people marched through town with signs and U.S. flags, protesting refugee resettlement in their town and demanding that a local community college shut down its resettlement office.
On Oct. 6 in Redlands, California, a woman affiliated with a local tea-party group stood up at a city council meeting and voiced her concerns about possible Muslim refugees being injected into the community from Syria.
In St. Cloud, Minnesota, a group of concerned citizens became visibly upset at a townhall last Tuesday when Gov. Mark Dayton announced that anyone who is not comfortable with that state’s growing diversity, including its expanding Somali refugee population, “should find another state” because Minnesota’s economy “cannot expand based on white, B+, native-born citizens. We don’t have enough.”
“If you are that intolerant, if you are that much of a racist or a bigot, then find another state,” he said, as reported by the Daily Globe. “Find a state where the minority population is 1 percent or whatever. It’s not that in Minnesota. It’s not going to be again.”Dayton said he was aware of the racial tensions in St. Cloud with regard to Somali refugees.
Wait until that asshole gets a good dose of Islamic bigotry, intolerance, and the violence associated with their theocracy. Leftwing DemProgs have a pretty sophisticated set of cerebral blinders when it comes to their protected classes.
All of these developments have pro-immigrant groups worried about the growing “backlash” against America’s fast-growing population of recent immigrants and refugees from Muslim lands in the Middle East and Africa.
From Syria alone, there will be 10,000 coming over the next year, and at least that many more in 2017. The Obama administration wants to bring nearly 200,000 refugees from all nations to the U.S. over the next 24 months.
And the organizations that rake in millions of dollars in government cash working on these resettlements are getting nervous that their plans are coming under growing scrutiny at the local level.
That much is evident by examining the presentations lined up for a major pro-immigration conference set in New York City in December. The conference includes break-out sessions on how to counter the growing “backlash” against refugees, “particularly Muslim refugees,” according to organizers of the National Immigrant Integration Conference.
Except the so-called “immigrants” and “migrants” aren’t being vetted and they’re not being processed as if they were arriving through Ellis Island.
The theme of this year’s conference is “New American Dreams,” picking up the theme of the White House Taskforce on New Americans, which aims to convert 5 million refugees and recent immigrants into “New Americans” armed with full citizenship and voting rights.
It will be a “New American Nightmare”. Like illegals from south of the border, they will come here with a list of demands and no intention of assimilating into the American culture. As it is, the Department of Homeland Security has no idea of how many security risks have already entered the country. Remember, these are the assclowns in charge of nationals security. Feel safer?
But every day more Americans are finding out how the refugee resettlement program works, and most of them don’t like what they see, says refugee watchdog Ann Corcoran, author of the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog.
People are holding protest rallies in Idaho and petition drives in North Dakota. They’re approaching their city and county leaders with questions in California, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Minnesota. And in South Carolina, grassroots activists are educating their local leaders and asking them to block the arrival of refugees. It happened Monday night in Pickens County, where the county council voted unanimously to block funding for any federal refugee resettlements, citing costs and security concerns.
“Technically, they don’t have any legal way to stop them, but the federal government is unlikely to send refugees where they know they won’t be welcomed,” Corcoran told WND. “This is what people need to understand. At the national level, there is no legal recourse. People will talk about the 10th Amendment and states’ rights, but it’s never been tested.”
But Corcoran said there is plenty that citizen activists can do at the grassroots level to cause problems for pushers of refugee resettlement. An informed citizenry is their “worst nightmare,” she said.
This is an industry that, until recently, had operated below the radar in nearly 200 cities across 48 states. A network of church groups, nonprofits and foundations has worked quietly with the federal government and the United Nations to bring more than 3 million foreign refugees into the United States since 1990, about half of them from Muslim-dominated countries with heavy jihadist populations like Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq and now Syria.
It is also a system that is inherently biased against the most persecuted group of refugees in the world – Christians, Corcoran said.
More than 97 percent of the nearly 2,000 Syrians resettled in the United States so far have been Muslim, for instance.
In an effort to counter the pushback, the issue will be taken up at the nation’s largest pro-immigrant conference Dec. 13-15 in New York City. An entire breakout session will address the growing challenges to Muslim resettlement in the United States.
The planners of the session, titled “Understanding and Addressing Today’s Organized Backlash Against Muslim Immigrants and Refugees,” accuse anyone who opposes the “transformation” of their community through Muslim immigration of being “Islamophobic.”
Those “fueling” the pushback against refugee resettlement will be “identified,” and a plan of attack will be put forth. The following are the exact words from the conference program guide:
“This session will explore the resurgence of anti-immigrant and Islamophobic rhetoric and activism and the recent use of Islamophobia to undermine refugee resettlement. This new development has implications for receiving communities and for refugee resettlement, particularly of Muslim refugees. How does this backlash against resettlement fit within the broader attacks on Muslims in the U.S. and what are the best ways to respond? Who are the key actors fueling this campaign and how is their message spreading? Hear from experts from the Muslim community and from refugee resettlement leaders about this new challenge and potential responses.”
One look at the advocates of muzzie “immigration” tells you exactly what you need to know. All of them are extremist organizations that fund and promote Islamic terrorism.
The “experts” from the Muslim community are likely to be affiliated with the Council for Islamic-American Relations or CAIR, a Muslim civil liberties organization with ties to the international Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. These ties are documented in the court records of the 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terror-financing trial ever conducted on U.S. soil.
As for the “key actors” who are fueling the pushback against refugees, critics say law-abiding Americans concerned about the safety and security of their communities have every right to speak out and ask questions.
“They are using their Twitter accounts on a daily basis to communicate their agenda of hatred against Jews and Christians, and by their actions in Europe, in Israel and throughout the Middle East where they are killing non-Muslims,” Christian said. “People are afraid when they see what Muslims are doing on a regular basis in their own countries – in Iraq, Egypt, Syria and Pakistan against the Christians and in Israel against the Jews. The main reason for their fear is they see what’s happening in the Middle East, and they don’t want that to be transferred to their state, their city, their neighborhood.”Dr. Mark Christian, a former child imam born into a prominent Muslim family in Egypt who later broke away from the Islamic faith and became a Christian, said the “key actors” driving the backlash against Muslim immigration are the Muslims themselves.
Christian called it “an atrocity” to “blame the messenger” instead of looking at the main message of violence that is going out from Muslims worldwide.
“Should we be hiding the truth? Should we be putting our heads in the sand?” Christian asked. “So go talk about global warming and the whales not having enough salt in the sea and you will be invited to their next event, because John Kerry says climate change helped cause the Syrian civil war and the rise of ISIS.”
This strategy of demonization is playing out with limited success around the country.
On Oct. 6, a tea-party group approached the city council in Redlands, California, and asked representatives on the council to put out a plan for keeping the city safe from any potential Syrian refugee resettlements.
The Redlands Daily Facts reported that Victoria Hargrave, a local resident affiliated with the tea party, stood up at her local council meeting and said, “Our nation is based on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and we value freedom of speech, freedom of religion and property rights as protected by the Constitution.” She said Muslims reject these values and are coming to America to impose Shariah law.
The local newspaper followed up by calling the regional CAIR leader, who berated Hargrave and those she represented as ignorant bigots.
“This paranoia and phobia is rooted in a combination of ignorance and bigotry,” Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Los Angeles CAIR chapter and chairman of the Syrian American Council, told the newspaper about the Redlands tea-party concerns.
The Islamic Community Center of Redlands invited the public to an “Open Mosque Day” in the wake of Hargrave’s comments at the council meeting.
Mohammad Hossain, founder of the Islamic Center of Redlands, said the refugees are “homeless and have nothing, so everybody has a duty to help them – that they would be grateful and not commit violence.”
“I wonder,” mused Corcoran, “would the mosque and CAIR be involved at all if we were saving mostly Christian Syrians and not resettling mostly Muslims, as we are now?”
The conference in New York will offer another breakout session on “How new waves of Asian and African migration are transforming receiving communities.” The term “Asians” includes those from the Middle East including Iraq, Iran, Burma, Afghanistan and Pakistan – all of which are sending Muslims to the U.S.
In this session, the presenters brag about how they are “transforming” communities and creating “shifts in influence” that lead to “changing the narrative on immigration” by sending “new waves” of Muslims from the Middle East and Africa into communities nationwide.
More on CAIR:
“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran . . . should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”
—CAIR Chairman Omar M. Ahmad to a crowd of California Muslims in July 1998
CAIR was founded in 1994 by three leaders of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) — Nihad Awad, Omar Ahmad, and Rafeeq Jaber. Mousa Abu Marzook, the current deputy political chief of Hamas, served on the board of directors. They fund Hamas and their parent organization is the Muslim Brotherhood.
Their function as a terrorist operative is well documented.
One of the largest muzzie enclaves in the U.S. is Dearbornistan, has become quite a muslim extremist operating base , with Islamic jihad centers and mosques that are breeding grounds for terrorism. The main mosque in Dearborn, the Islamic Center of America, is run by Imam Sayed Hassan Al-Qazwini, who has considerable ties to Hezbollah, invited Nation of Islam’s lunatic Louis Farrakhan to speak, and openly advocates terrorism.
Looks like Minneapolis is headed that way, too.
There’s “phobia” for good reasons; about 3000 for starters.
The goal of “shifts of influence” will result in entire communities being brow-beat into Sharia Law by local officials who go along with the new resident muzzie population in the name of “diversity” and “multiculturalism”.
The federal government and some local leftwing officials are willing to sacrifice the safety and the sovereignty of America to serve their political agenda.
America is already dying. That will be the final nail in our coffin.