Last night in Dearborn, Michigan, while the Islamic supremacists raged and fulminated, we held our Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference on Honor Killing. We told the whole truth about the justifications for honor killing in Islamic law, and other related instances of aspects of Islamic law advancing in the U.S. We stood determined to defend the principles of the equality of dignity of all people, and their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
It was a superb evening, thanks in large part to your support. The Islamic supremacist/Leftist smear and hate machine was out in force, holding a rally of their own earlier in the day and then attempting to storm our event and get in despite the fact that they had not registered. We had advertised for weeks that no one would be admitted without registering first. With their usual mendacity they have tried to spin this as our not allowing Muslims into the conference, but if no Muslims really got in, that was solely because no Muslims registered — if indeed there were indeed no Muslims inside. In any case, while these disturbances were roiling outside the door, our crack security detail, made possible by your kind and generous donations in response to our appeal Saturday, ensured that only those who registered got in, and that thuggish Leftist and Islamic supremacist brownshirts were unable to harm the speakers or attendees.
All the media excitement about Mexican illegal immigration allegedly stopping has been conflated into the idea that border anarchy is over. It’s not. There are billions of poor people around the world who would love to relocate to the First World and a better standard of living.
TULTITLAN, Mexico — About 200 impoverished and undocumented migrants recently packed into a small building in this ramshackle town 20 miles north of Mexico City.
Nearly all were from Honduras and headed for the U.S. border. Almost none spoke a word in the shelter’s dark main room, where the only thing thicker than the smell of unwashed clothes was a sense of fear.
“Yeah, I’m scared,” said Victor Caseres, 26, who had traveled 750 miles by hopping freight trains to arrive at the shelter, one of more than a dozen run by the Catholic Church in Mexico to provide refuge for migrants.
“Everything’s been all right so far, but going forward, I’m afraid. Sometimes criminal guys hop on the train, and they’ll rob you or kill you.”
Migrants in search of jobs in the U.S. face a gantlet of life-or-death risks in their treks across Mexico from its southern border: Many fall prey to extortion, kidnapping, rape and killing by crooked police and criminal gangs.
It’s a harsh reality that increasingly has undermined efforts by Mexican political leaders to reform their nation’s immigration laws in response to criticism from the international community.
Relief workers say violence against migrants is particularly common along popular transit routes in eastern Mexico, vast stretches of which are controlled by the ruthless Los Zetas drug cartel.
The Zetas make a steady side business in kidnapping migrants, targeting those with relatives already based in the United States who can pay ransoms.
Migrants are killed for refusing to join the cartel or carry drugs across the U.S. border.
Such was the case in August 2010, when the bodies of 72 slain Central and South Americans turned up in a field in northeastern Mexico, about 100 miles south of McAllen, Texas.
Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission followed the incident with a report citing the abductions of more than 11,300 migrants in a six-month period in 2010.
The Rev. Pedro Pantoja, a Catholic priest who runs a shelter for migrants in Saltillo, capital of the northeastern state of Coahuila, says the situation hasn’t improved since then.
“The Zetas have free reign to operate with impunity in Coahuila,” Father Pantoja said. “There’s always a presence of organized crime throughout the movement of migrants. Continue reading this article
The article linked below has the usual dreary statistics about the failure of hispanics to graduate from high school, a basic measure of educational assimilation. The report being reviewed is specific to Arizona, but there’s no reason to think the cultural norm of disinterest in school among hispanic kids isn’t pretty universal.
But wait a minute — didn’t Pew Hispanic report a near-miraculous uptick in hispanics enrolled in college not long ago?
Yes. In fact, the Pew researchers found a surge of 24 percent from 2009 to 2010: Hispanic College Enrollment Spikes, Narrowing Gaps with Other Groups. The Pew report credited “rising educational attainment” as the main factor for the improvement, which doesn’t fit with other reports, such as the Arizona data. A substantial portion (46%) of students were attending two-year community colleges, which may explain a little.
Are the hispanic kids getting taxpayer funding to major in easy subjects like chicano studies or basket-weaving to make Obama’s numbers look good? The press cheerfully reports increased enrollment of diverse persons, but it often is not curious about graduation rates and other measures of educational success.
A new report says Arizona hasn’t made much progress in closing the educational-achievement gap for Latinos in the past decade, and it predicts dire consequences to the state’s economy if nothing changes.
One example of how the educational-achievement gap has changed little in the past 10 years: The percentage of Latinos ages 25 to 34 who had a bachelor’s degree or higher increased only 1 percentage point to a total of 9 percent, compared with 32 percent for Whites.
The study, titled “Dropped? Latino Education and Arizona’s Economic Future,” comes 10 years after the institute issued a similar report that was considered a warning and a call to action. The latest report predicts that the failure to close the achievement gap poses a grave threat to the state’s economic health. The key reason is that Latinos are expected to make up a majority of Arizona’s population and wage earners in the future. Continue reading this article
Massachusetts is among the most liberal of blue states, but that attitude may be changing at least in the immigration sub-topic due to the worsening assaults of illegal aliens on the taxpayer dollar during a painful recession.
When local housing directors review applications for subsidized public housing, they give preference to U.S. veterans, the elderly, and those with a disability.
But if an American citizen applies for an apartment at the same time as an illegal immigrant, the applicant who is here legally is given no preference in many cases.
Some think that needs to change.
In Massachusetts there are about 46,500 state-subsidized units and 37,000 federally subsidized units of public housing. While applicants for federal units are required to show proof of citizenship or legal immigration status to local housing authorities, they do not have to present the same proof when applying for state-subsidized units.
A group of lawmakers has been pushing legislation for several years that would require applicants to show their citizenship or immigration status at state-subsidized developments, as well.
In 2010 House lawmakers rejected key elements of a controversial Senate plan to step up enforcement of illegal immigration, which included language that would have prevented legally eligible public housing applicants from being displaced by non-legal residents.
To enforce the public-housing restriction, the state would have created a hot line for residents to anonymously report suspected violations to the attorney general.
A 1977 federal court decision has been interpreted in the state as a prohibition against asking applicants for state-subsidized public housing to disclose their immigration status. Supporters of changing the law have said they plan to work with Attorney General Martha Coakley to see if there is a way to challenge that ruling or get around it.
“It’s a crazy situation where you have someone who is in the country illegally and they’re getting housing ahead of American citizens,” said Sen. Robert Hedlund, R-Weymouth.
Hedlund is the author of a bill making its way through the Legislature that would give U.S. citizens and legal immigrants preference for all forms of public housing over those here illegally. Continue reading this article
If a government wanted to create a fertile field where criminal gangs could flourish, then promoting massive legal and illegal immigration of diverse groups would be just the ticket. Young immigrants and the US-born children desire the sense of belonging and physical protection that gang membership provides in a strange land.
The Biography Channel recently showed a piece on Salvadoran MS-13 gangsters in the US. The episode (Gang World: MS-13) is posted on YouTube (below) but may not last long.
It describes the immigration beginning of MS-13 (aka Mara Salvatrucha): when Salvadorans started arriving in hispanic neighborhoods several decades ago, they weren’t welcomed but were seen as prey by established criminal gangs. So the Maras created their own band of criminal enforcers.
And the culture they want to protect includes a fondness for machetes, which they use for both chopping wood and slitting throats. Since there are so many flavors of gangs, the MS-13 gangsters seek to distinguish themselves by extreme violence.
Thilo Sarrazin stirred up a hornet’s nest in Germany when he warned of Muslim immigration in a book (Deutschland Shafft Sich Ab — Germany Does Away with Itself) that quickly became a huge national best-seller.
An ever increasing number of radical Islamists gather in Hesse. A prominent figure among them is Mohamed Mahmoud, who openly incites against Germany. It seems that the authorities have their hands tied. Florian Flade reports.
“Allah willing we will conquer Rome! And them St. Peter’s square will be the place where punishments in the name of Allah will be carried out,” The man with the military vest and the traditional Pashtun wool cap says.
“Explain to your children what jihad is! Tell them about Guantánamo, about Gaza, tell them that! So they will grow up with hatred towards the Kuffar (unbelievers)”, says the somewhat bull-like preacher with shoulder-length curly haired, thus sharpening his audience’s mood.
One might think that sermons such as these come from the mountains of Afghanistan. But the man who preaches them lives in the middle of Germany, specifically in the Hessian Odenwald. His name is Mohamed Mahmoud, but he calls himself “Abu Usama al-Gharib.” Security authorities see in the 26-year-old Austrian a spiritual arsonist, a pioneer of Islamic terror.
Mahmoud preaches a form of radical Islam which glorifies jihad against “infidels”, and openly calls Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden a hero.
Intelligence agencies and politicians are alarmed
Intelligence agencies and politicians are alarmed that radical Islamist preachers like Mahmoud have recently increased in numbers in Hesse. Groups and individuals from Islamic circles are establishing an increasingly wide net Between Kassel and Darmstadt. Continue reading this article
This crime is particularly disturbing since the 10-year-old victim had called the police on at least two occasions asking to be protected from his violent stepfather, Somali refugee Ali Mohamad Mohamud.
You have to wonder whether police were too politically correct to intervene in a Somali family matter. When diversity is in play, authorities are sometimes afraid to act properly because they might be accused of racism and insensitivity toward tribal behavior.
On April 17, the stepfather tied up 10-year-old Abdifatah Mohamud, stuffed a sock in his mouth and struck him 70 times with a rolling pin.
The dead boy was described by teachers as a bright kid and a star in the fifth grade. He was certainly smart enough to phone 911 twice to complain of abuse to police, but he got no help. Just hours before the beating death, a neighbor recalled the boy running down the street, trying to escape his stepfather.
Police are investigating the death of a 10-year-old New York boy who had called 911 to report abuse several times over the past two years before his stepfather allegedly beat him to death last week.
On the night of April 17, Ali Mohamad Mohamud tied up his stepson Abdifatah Mohamud, stuffed a sock in his mouth, covered it with duct tape and then beat the boy to death, Buffalo, N.Y., police told ABC News affiliate WKBW.
An autopsy showed that the fifth grader died after being hit more than 70 times with a rolling pin.
Mohamud was arrested and is now facing second-degree murder charges, police told ABCNews.com. He is being held in jail while he waits for a grand jury date to be set.
Since then, it has been revealed that Ali had made at least two phone calls to 911 to report that his Somali stepfather was hurting him, according to WKBW. Continue reading this article
Unsurprisingly, NPR’s coverage focuses on the hurt feelings and inconvenience of Muslims. There is not a peep of detail about the man who was shot dead. But we hear about how the Allah worshippers are followed around in stores — oh, the cruelty! Public safety likewise is overlooked for NPR’s obsession with cultural sensitivity to diverse immigrants.
Also unmentioned is the simple solution to the growth of this mode of criminal disguise — prohibiting masks in public spaces, as is the law in some places. (See states’ codes here.) The appearance of masks in the public square is the result of ultra-diverse immigration which includes Muslims who don’t want to assimilate.
Americans don’t want unidentifiable persons wandering around the streets breaking whatever law they want. Civic openness is a basic principle of Western culture. Islam, not so much.
The surveillance tape shows what looks like a Muslim woman, her face and body hidden by her traditional clothing, robbing a Philadelphia bank. But the robber in the abaya and khimar is actually a man. He’s part of a recent crime spree involving perpetrators in Muslim garb.
The worst of the incidents happened in Upper Darby when, Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says, someone who appeared to be a Muslim woman went into a barbershop.
“The holdup man who was … dressed in Muslim female garb, was covered from head to toe. The only thing that was showing was his eyes,” Chitwood says. “He shot and killed the barber in the shop.”
Chitwood says police believe it was a love triangle case — the defendant knew the victim, and an arrest was made. But he says without additional evidence, it would have been tough to identify the perpetrator.
“It just makes me sad that they would, you know, portray our religion in this manner,” local resident Kezia Ridgeway, a Muslim, says.
Ridgeway isn’t covered as much as some women — she usually just drapes a scarf around her hair, sometimes with a long dress, other times pants and a shirt. She and her husband have talked about how the crimes might make people more suspicious of Muslim women.
“You can’t see the face, so you don’t know who’s coming into your store,” Ridgeway says. “It’s really just going to make it hard for Muslim women whether you cover your face or … you cover your head, it’s just going to be something wherein people when they see someone who looks like me, or they see another Muslim woman, they’re going to think negative thoughts.” Continue reading this article
Some countries in the international community refuse to accept their citizens after they have committed crimes in the US and Washington tries to deport them. That list includes but isn’t limited to Cuba, China, India, Jamaica, Pakistan, Somalia, Iran, Trinidad and Tobago, and Bangladesh.
Immigration enforcement law expert Kris Kobach made a few remarks outside the court to the crowd assembled.
Interestingly, Solicitor General Donald Verelli voiced concern over foreign relations if SB 1070 were to stand, but no similar regard was reported from him for the danger to public safety if alien criminals continue to pour in.
Supreme Court justices took a dim view of the Obama administration’s claim that it can stop Arizona from enforcing immigration laws, telling government lawyers during oral argument Wednesday that the state appears to want to push federal officials, not conflict with them.
The court was hearing arguments on Arizona’s immigration crackdown law, which requires police to check the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally, and would also write new state penalties for illegal immigrants who try to apply for jobs.
The Obama administration has sued, arguing that those provisions conflict with the federal government’s role in setting immigration policy, but justices on both sides of the aisle struggled to understand that argument.
“It seems to me the federal government just doesn’t want to know who’s here illegally,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said at one point. Continue reading this article
After four years, the murder of high school student Jamiel Shaw (shown below) by an illegal alien gangster is finally coming to trial.
There is no better example of the government’s permissive treatment of illegal alien criminals than this crime. The accused killer, Pedro Espinoza, had been held in the LA jail on a gun charge and was a known gangster and illegal, yet was released to Los Angeles streets instead of being deported. Espinoza is charged with murdering Shaw on the day following his release. Had Espinoza been properly deported as the law requires, then he would not have been in this country to kill.
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Jury selection began on Tuesday morning in the trial of Pedro Espinoza, who is accused in the shooting death of Los Angeles High School football player Jamiel Shaw.
About 80 jurors are expected Tuesday and Wednesday, and 24 have already been excused. Once the trial begins, it is expected to last up to four weeks.
Shaw’s family was present in the court room, and they say they hope the case will reignite the immigration debate as it did when Shaw was first killed.
Shaw, 19, was shot once in the head while on the sidewalk outside his home four years ago. Espinoza, a known gang member and illegal immigrant, was also 19 when he allegedly gunned down Shaw.
The crime sparked outrage from the community. Shaw was a star running back at Los Angeles High School who had lead his team to a league title. He was also attracting scholarship attention from schools like Stanford and Rutgers at the time of his death.
Espinoza had just been released from the L.A. County Jail on a gun charge the day before Shaw was killed. Shaw’s family says if Espinoza had been deported because of his illegal status, Shaw would still be alive.
The family tried but failed to get a law passed that would allow police to arrest gang members if they are in the country illegally. However the LAPD has an established policy against stopping people based on their immigration status. But the family will attempt to put the measure back up for a vote.
“With Jamiel’s Law, it just specifies illegal alien gang members, they won’t even support that,” Jamiel Shaw Sr., the teen’s father. “The illegal immigration thing is so messed up now…There’s no reason not to go after gang members in the country [who are] illegally committing crime.”
Jamiel Shaw Sr. plans to take the stand in the trial if called upon. He was at his son’s side moments after he was shot. The teen’s mother has served in Iraq and is on her way home from Texas.
Espinoza could face the death penalty if he is convicted.
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