The latest Somali bomber has been identified as Abdisalan Hussein Ali, an immigrant who entered the United States at aged two. His example shows again how the usual American assimilation process doesn’t work when faced with such intractable cultures as Somali Muslim. Washington should stop admitting Muslims as immigrants and particularly so for Somalis before they start blowing themselves up in Minnesota and beyond. The diversity Kool-Aid has gone far enough.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — A man who blew himself up in an attack in the Somali capital on Saturday reportedly grew up in Minneapolis and was known by the FBI as one of 20 Somali Americans to have joined an al-Qaida-linked militant group.
Abdisalan Hussein Ali, 22, was suspected of being a member of al-Shabab, the FBI told msnbc.com.
Kyle Loven, the FBI’s chief division counsel for Minneapolis, said Ali was a subject of “Operation Rhino,” an ongoing investigation into Somali youth traveling from the U.S. to Somalia to fight for al-Shabab.
Loven could not confirm whether Ali was indeed the bomber but told msnbc.com that the FBI was “awaiting results from DNA checks at this point.”
Al-Shabab posted an audiotape that they said was made by Ali before he blew himself up during an attack Saturday on an African Union base in Mogadishu that left at least 10 people dead.
The FBI could not confirm whether the audiotape was authentic but was investigating its credibility.
A spokesman for the Somali affairs unit at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi told msnbc.com that they had seen reports alleging that one of the bombers was an American citizen.”We have not been able to verify those reports,” Matt Goshko said.
In the tape, the young man, who would be at least the fourth American to become a suicide bomber in Somalia, urges other young people to not “just chill all day” and instead fight nonbelievers around the world.
The website Somalimemo.net (website not in English), often used by the al-Shabab militia, said the Somali-American bomber had emigrated to the U.S. when he was two years old. Continue reading this article
When a nation welcomes millions of immigrants from a hugely alien, historically hostile culture who stubbornly resist assimilation, bad things happen.
One recent example was Sunday’s pitched battle on the streets of Paris between hundreds of Turks and Kurds, in which one person reportedly died and a dozen were injured. Riot police had to use tear gas to take back the streets for the French.
I could find no mention of whether the people of France celebrated the diversity of foreigners battling their internal political wars in Paris, although the video below shows non-Middle-Eastern persons avoiding the violence.
Fifteen people were wounded yesterday when a group of alleged Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) supporters attacked Turkish anti-terror demonstrators in Paris.
Turkish citizens had gathered in Bastille Square in Paris in the late afternoon to protest the recent terrorist attacks when alleged PKK supporters attacked them with sticks and stones.
Fifteen people were wounded, and one remains in critical condition.
The protesters refused to leave after the attacks and continued their demonstrations. The French police force then reportedly surrounded the group and used tear gas to contain them.
Anti-terror protests by Turkish citizens in other countries have been going on for some time. A recent protest took place in Holland, where the protests took place peacefully, excluding a minor discrepancy that was quickly resolved by the involvement of Turkish authorities.
Hostile Muslims who support the ideology of planetary jihad must be feeling pretty good these days. A couple of their top guys (Osama & al Awalaki) got whacked, it’s true, but the whole “Arab Spring” charade is going quite well from the pro-caliphate position. A few reformers in Tunisia got the ball rolling and then the Muslim Brotherhood saw their opportunity to move in and take over, following the advice of Rahm Emanuel, to never let a good crisis go to waste.
CBN reporter Dale Hurd recently visited Norway to investigate how the Muslim Brotherhood intends to take over Europe just as it is doing in the Middle East.
Hurd’s video report includes clips from the Norwegian documentary Freedom, equality and the Muslim Brotherhood. The film has not been shown on US television, but thanks to the wonders of technology, it is available on the internet, below. One memorable scene was where a self-identified human rights activist in Yemen agreed with sharia that any Muslim who converts to another religion should be executed. Nice!
Not only does the Muslim Brotherhood have a plan to overwhelm Europe with Islamic demography, it has a similar blueprint for the destruction of America, using immigration and deception to defeat the despised infidels. Every member of Congress should watch the Norwegian film and reconsider the policy of admitting Muslims as immigrants to this country. There is NO upside and the danger is real, no matter how many times diversity is invoked.
Below is the companion article to Dale Hurd’s film report:
OSLO, Norway – The so-called Arab Spring has brought the Muslim Brotherhood to the threshold of power and influence in the Middle East.
But a Norwegian television documentary, called “Freedom, Equality and the Muslim Brotherhood,” is unmasking the Muslim Brotherhood’s plans for world domination.
Walid al-Kubaisi, an Iraqi-born Norwegian journalist, produced and hosted the documentary for Norway television. It has never been shown on American TV.
Al-Kubaisi said Brotherhood leaders told him they have a plan to take over Norway and the rest of Europe as a part of bringing the whole world under Islam.
“The Muslim Brotherhood has a practice. The have learned to speak with two tongues,” he told CBN News.
Kamil al-Najjar, one of the film’s subjects, left the Muslim Brotherhood and consequently is under threat of death.
“They’re trying to deceive the people,” al-Najjar tells al-Kubaisi in the film. “They have managed to deceive a lot of Western politicians into believing them.”
“Their only aim is to control the world with Islam,” he said. “They know they cannot use force to convert the West, so they use deceit.”
However, Muslim Brotherhood leaders are quite open about their intentions with those like al-Kubaisi, who traveled to the Middle East and speaks fluent Arabic.
“The Muslim Brotherhood’s dream is to form a total Islamic state,” Muhammed Mahdi Akef, who was the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood until 2010, told al-Kubaisi.
“Where?” al-Kubaisi asked.
“I don’t know,” Akef replied. “We Muslims are currently scattered all over. There is still a long way to go before we are able to take control in Europe. It will take a long time before it can happen.”
Religion of Bondage
Al-Kubaisi also interviewed Gamal al-Banna, the brother of Hassan al-Banna, the man who founded of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928.
Al-Banna had surprisingly harsh words for the modern Muslims Brotherhood movement, saying it does not believe in freedom “in any way.”
Congressman Elton Gallegly has followed up his pointed question with an opinion piece detailing one of many Washington-created magnets for foreign lawbreakers.
He has a nice bulleted list of things the feds should do to end the tax refund magnet, but says nothing about legislation he might write to accomplish those goals. Instead he lauds the flawed E-verify bill of Lamar Smith. It’s disappointing.
According to President Obama’s own Treasury Department, 2.3 million illegal immigrants who paid no income taxes in 2010 nevertheless received $4.2 billion in tax refunds.
That’s four times the tax refunds that were paid to illegal immigrants who paid no taxes in 2005, and is increasing exponentially as more illegal immigrants find out about the program.
At a time when the federal government is considering program cuts for American citizens, giving away billions in taxpayer dollars to illegal immigrants is unconscionable.
Illegal immigrants are able to claim tax credits because the IRS allows illegal immigrants to apply for a nine-digit Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, which is then used to file income tax forms in lieu of a Social Security number. Tax credits are paid even if the taxpayer has no taxable income.
As the Treasury Department inspector general who wrote the report noted, these tax credits are “an additional incentive for aliens to enter, reside and work in the United States without authorization, which contradicts federal law and policy to remove such incentives. Clarification is needed on this issue.”
More than clarification is needed. This is one more magnet drawing illegal immigrants to the United States that the federal government must remove.
Usually the government prefers a plea deal to a trial in controversial cases where illegal alien criminals are involved. The details often reveal authorities’ continuing malfeasance and unwillingness to protect the public from truly dangerous foreigners.
It was more than curious when Napolitano withheld records about the case. The whole thing looks plenty dirty, since Carlos Montano’s crash killing the nun was his third drunk-driving incident in five years. The deadly smash-up occurred after he had been released onto American streets even though he was in the midst of a removal process.
The upcoming legal proceeding will take place before a judge rather than a jury and some charges are expected to be pleaded out in advance, although there will be a camera in the courtroom to record opening and closing statements. I’m sure those will be played close to the vest to minimize any further political damage to the administration and its permissive attitude toward even the most dangerous foreign criminals.
Carlos Martinelly Montano, the illegal immigrant charged in an August 2010 crash that killed a nun, has opted to be tried before a judge instead of a jury.
Martinelly, 23, was set to go on trial before a jury Monday on felony murder and a host of other charges in connection with the fatal crash on Bristow Road. Sister Denise Mosier, 66, died and two other Benedictine nuns were critically injured.
At a hearing Friday, Prince William County Circuit Court Judge Lon E. Farris said Martinelly had opted for a non-jury trial on the felony murder charge.
The Bolivian native is expected to plead guilty to other charges, including involuntary manslaughter, two counts of maiming as a result of driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended or revoked license and a third DWI offense within five years.
“At this point, it’s believed the other charges will be disposed of pursuant to a plea, but details are being worked out,” Farris said.
The judge also ruled that broadcast television cameras can film the plea and opening and closing statements in the trial, but not the testimony itself. Still cameras will be allowed to document the entire hearing. Continue reading this article
From one viewpoint, the American efforts against certain jihadist enemies has been going great: several top bad guys like Osama and al Awlaki have been dispatched to Allah by our excellent armed forces. Those are big wins and we like it when enemies go away. But there are other brands of evil Islam in the world than the Qaeda bunch, and Washington and the complicit media overlook them at our peril.
One example is the degree of denial in the liberal media about what’s going on in the Middle East, which verges on the criminal. The press created the idea of the glorious “Arab Spring” and it was too sweet a concept to abandon just because of contrary facts on the ground.
For example, the New York Times characterizes the religious party that recently won the Tunisian election as “moderate Islamist,” despite the obvious contradiction. Presumably the Timesters want to keep their guy Obama in the White House by promoting the Middle Eastern political revolutions as a foreign policy success for him, even though any democratic elements are being swept aside by the well organized Muslim Brotherhood and other pro-sharia groups.
WASHINGTON — Since 9/11, the major focus in the War on Terror has been al Qaeda.
Now, after recent successes, including the death of Osama bin Laden, U.S. government officials have expressed optimism in the fight against terrorism.
But while al Qaeda may be weakening, the jihad against America is actually strengthening, at home and abroad.
But first, let’s examine the state of al Qaeda.
From the Fort Hood massacre and the Underwear Bomber in 2009, to last year’s failed Yemeni cargo plane plot, no terror group has wreaked more havoc against the U.S. homeland.
Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki had a hand in each of these terror plots and inspired many more, including the 2010 attempted Times Square bombing in New York City.
Al-Awlaki’s death in a U.S. drone strike last month dealt a major blow to al Qaeda’s operations in the West.
“I think Awlaki is going to be very difficult for them to replace because he had a unique mix of being theologically credible, speaking fluent English, and being very familiar with the United States,” terrorism expert Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, author of the new book, Bin Laden’s Legacy, told CBN News.
“And so he was a big draw to a lot of English speaking jihadis,” he added.
Awlaki is just one of many high-profile al Qaeda and Taliban targets taken out by the U.S. over the past two years. They include Pakistani Taliban leader Beitullah Mehsud, al Qaeda operational planner Ilyas Kashmiri, top al Qaeda deputy Atiyah ‘Abd Al-Rahman, and of course, bin Laden.
In the wake of these successes, Obama administration officials say al Qaeda is nearing defeat.
Al Qaeda Down, Not Out
But according to Gartenstein-Ross, history shows that while the terror group may be down, it’s not out.
“Back in 2003, al Qaeda’s leadership was significantly degraded,” Gartenstein-Ross told CBN News. “By 2007, it had managed to rebound from that loss.”
“Likewise, the Israelis have wiped out Hamas’s political leadership. Yet Hamas is a powerful political force that controls Gaza,” he added. Continue reading this article
When the Obama administration and various Democrats aren’t pushing steroidal Keynesian strategies of borrow-and-spend trillions of dollars, they are thinking up schemes for short-term and/or imaginary gain for the nation’s economy.
The Gimmick Government’s latest lightbulb is to hand out visas to foreigners who purchase houses costing over $500K. The proposal is like the Diversity Visa plus cash — a two-fer in the view of this administration.
But it furthers the view of some (e.g. me) that the nation is selling itself off in history’s largest garage sale.
Interestingly, the idea has gotten criticism from across the political spectrum.
Legislation introduced in the Senate last week to stimulate property sales by giving visas to foreign investors who spend more than $500,000 to buy US homes is creating a firestorm of opposition on Web sites and talk shows across the nation.
A bill introduced last week by Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah and Democrat Senator Charles Schumer of New York would require buyers to pay cash for the homes to qualify for the new “homeowner” visa, pay U.S. taxes and spend at least 180 days a year in the country in order to qualify for a visa allowing them to live here for at least three years.
“This is a way to create more demand without costing the federal government a nickel,” Schumer said. The idea for the legislation comes from the Canadian policy of providing visas to foreigners who purchase property
However, initial reaction is not the sponsors expected. Overnight, the bill has become the focus of attacks from those opposed to US immigration policy and foreign ownership of real property. Continue reading this article
Shocking voter fraud allegations are rocking the mayor’s race in San Francisco. District Attorney George Gascon has launched an investigation and demands are growing for federal authorities to move in.
One campaign official fears the election could be stolen if nothing is done.
Supporters of incumbent Mayor Ed Lee, who is running for a full four-year term next month, are accused of illegally handling vote-by-mail ballots.
Witnesses say workers for the group, SF Neighbor Alliance, set up a makeshift sidewalk voting site in the city’s Chinatown and accuse it of illegally casting absentee ballots for elderly Chinese voters.
The witnesses claim cell-phone videos show workers telling voters to vote for Lee, filling out ballots for the voters and even using a stencil to hide the names of rival candidates so the voters could only chose one — Lee.
They also say that the completed ballots were stuffed in plastic bags, which is prohibited by state election law.
“At first we thought they were just helping them understand what absentee ballots were,” witness Malana Moberg told Fox News, saying that she saw a worker filling out a voter’s ballot.
National Public Radio remains one of the top liberal propagandists for open borders and a Mexicanized diversity in America. While the elite New York Times reached around 1.3 million readers for its Sunday edition as of a year ago, NPR’s top shows have a listenership of up to 13 million weekly. NPR is very influential because it can be heard on radios in most areas of the country and has the advantage of no commercials most of the time.
A recent radio segment justified a Miami bilingual school program by saying that “teachers did not want them to forget Spanish or their culture,” even though the job of American schools is to teach our language, culture and history. If the parents want their kids to know about Cuba etc., then it’s the parents’ job to teach them.
American citizens believe immigrants should assimilate to this country, not separate themselves into ethnic and linguistic enclaves. A June Rasmussen poll found, “An overwhelming majority (73%) of voters say people who move to the United States from other parts of the world should adopt America’s culture, language and heritage.” Another example was California voters rejection of bilingual education in 1998 when the 61 percent of the electorate passed Prop 227.
The link below includes the audio file from the radio piece.
In the fall of 1963, in the throes of the Cold War, Coral Way Elementary took in the children of political refugees fleeing Fidel Castro’s Cuba. The goal was not just to teach them English, but to make sure they remained fluent in Spanish and held on to their culture. Cuban-Americans thrived in Miami, and so did Coral Way’s bilingual immersion model.
Every morning, shortly after 8 o’clock, students at the Coral Way Elementary School pledge allegiance to the flag and stand for the national anthem. Then Spanish becomes the language of instruction. In one fourth-grade class, reading assignments, science, math and social studies lessons are entirely in Spanish. After lunch, classes switch to English. On the playground, you hear a mix.
Coral Way principal Josephine Otero questions a child on the playground: “Buenos dias mija, why are we running? Why?”
Otero is one in a long line of bilingual principals at the school who have presided over what experts consider the “gold standard” of public bilingual education in the U.S. Continue reading this article
A recent Census report (Poverty: 2009 and 2010) found that the Golden State had nearly six million persons in poverty, an extraordinary number for a place that was thought not long ago to be inexhaustibly wealthy.
Still, California is only in the mid-range of states for poverty when considering percentages. Mississippi ranks at the top of the worst with 22.4 percent while California scores an atrocious 15.8 percent.
One sensible thing to do policy-wise would be to suspend legal immigration (aka moratorium) until the level of unemployment recedes to normal levels, as well as liberate the 7-8 million jobs unlawfully held by illegal aliens.
But none of the Republican candidates wants to discuss the easy partial solutions to the unemployment crisis. They only want to talk about non-inclusive policies like a border fence — an important item that doesn’t help with the estimated 45 percent who enter legally but remain beyond the length of their visa to become illegal.
The number of Californians living in poverty increased to nearly six million – more than the populations of most states – between 2009 and 2010, according to a new Census Bureau report.
Californians living in poverty increased from 5.1 million in 2009 to 5.8 million in 2010, and the state’s poverty rate jumped from 14.2 percent to 15.8 percent during the one-year period, virtually mirroring national trends. That means that California was almost exactly in the middle of the states, whose poverty rates last year ranged from a high of 22.4 percent in Mississippi (not counting Puerto Rico) to a low of 8.3 percent in New Hampshire.
The rates were derived from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and were based on how many families were below a “poverty threshold” that varies by age, number of children and family size and is updated to account for inflation.
Four of California’s larger urban areas were included in the Census Bureau’s 10-region list of those with the highest poverty rates, with Fresno the nation’s second most poverty-stricken area at 26.8 percent, Bakersfield-Delano fourth highest at 21.2 percent, Modesto sixth at 19.9 percent, and Stockton seventh at 19.2 percent. Continue reading this article
Could you imagine naming a baby Garbage or Reject? That choice would be incomprehesible in the United States, but apparently it is not unusual in India for disappointed parents who wanted a son to name a daughter “Unwanted.”
More than 200 Indian girls whose names mean “unwanted” in Hindi have chosen new names for a fresh start in life.
A central Indian district held a renaming ceremony Saturday that it hopes will give the girls new dignity and help fight widespread gender discrimination that gives India a skewed gender ratio, with far more boys than girls.
The 285 girls — wearing their best outfits with barrettes, braids and bows in their hair — lined up to receive certificates with their new names along with small flower bouquets from Satara district officials in Maharashtra state.
In shedding names like “Nakusa” or “Nakushi,” which mean “unwanted” in Hindi, some girls chose to name themselves after Bollywood stars such as “Aishwarya” or Hindu goddesses like “Savitri.” Some just wanted traditional names with happier meanings, such as “Vaishali,” or “prosperous, beautiful and good.”
“Now in school, my classmates and friends will be calling me this new name, and that makes me very happy,” said a 15-year-old girl who had been named Nakusa by a grandfather disappointed by her birth. She chose the new name “Ashmita,” which means “very tough” or “rock hard” in Hindi.
The plight of girls in India came to a focus after this year’s census showed the nation’s sex ratio had dropped over the past decade from 927 girls for every 1,000 boys under the age of 6 to 914. Continue reading this article
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