In March 2012, the National Geographic magazine published a glowing story titled “Marseille Melting Pot” about the French port city which asked, “As more European countries become nations of immigrants, is the multicultural city of Marseille a vision of the future?” with pretty pictures of diversity like the one below.
To be fair, Marseille has been a crime town for years, as a connecting point for Afghan heroin going to the US in the French Connection. However, the influx of hostile Muslims has added another flash point.
Now there is an admission of further failure to maintain public order, with Hollande’s Socialist government considering the designation of Marseille as a no-go zone that needs extra policing.
VladTepesBlog.com has posted a translation of a July 31 Le Figaro article with a photo showing the new gangsterized city:
VladTepesBlog: Just to be clear. France is considering declaring the second largest city, and one of the poorest, in the entire country a No-Go zone due primarily to muslim violence. The English vocabulary for extremes has already been overused to such an extent that there simply are no words left to describe the magnitude of the significance of this article. As to our respective nations? Someone needs to make a bar graph of available data. That is, unless we actually do something different.
For the Interior Minister Valls, to comply with the request of the socialist president of the urban community of Marseilles, Eugene Caselli, to place the entire Phoenician City (Marseille) in a Priority Security Zone (ZSP in French – Zone de Sécurité Prioritaire), would not make any sense.
A proposition that “would not be effective and would not make any sense” for Manuel Valls.
Wednesday, the Minister of Interior rejected the proposal advanced by Eugene Caselli, the socialist president of the urban community, and others before him, to classify the entire Phoenician City as a Priority Security Zone (ZSP in French). Continue reading this article
Obama and his amnesty pals in government say “Trust us” to do immigration enforcement with an extra 10-20 million humans plopped into the system. But a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that the feeble efforts of the Department of Homeland Security to track entry-exit behavior have been a failure.
Everyone focuses on border security, but something like 40 percent of illegal aliens arrive legally but overstay the time limits of their visa, thereby becoming unlawful. The legislation of 1996 called for an entry-exit visa system, as did the 9/11 Commission Report (see summary of recommendations). The improvement in technology in recent years should make entry-exit tracking quite doable, but political will seems lacking.
Given the terrorist attacks of 2001 and beyond, the concerned citizen might wonder why national security counts for so little, but the desire of certain parties for millions of Democrat voters and/or cheap workers overpowers everything else.
The government is capable of tracking foreigners when they enter just fine, according to the GAO. Leaving, not so much, which shows priorities are upside down, as usual.
The Homeland Security Department has lost track of more than 1 million people who it knows arrived in the U.S. but who it cannot prove left the country, according to an audit Tuesday that also found the department probably won’t meet its own goals for deploying an entry-exit system.
The findings were revealed as Congress debates an immigration bill, and the Government Accountability Office’s report could throw up another hurdle because lawmakers in the House and Senate have said that any final deal must include a workable system to track entries and exits and cut down on so-called visa overstays.
The government does track arrivals, but is years overdue in setting up a system to track departures — a goal set in a 1996 immigration law and reaffirmed in 2004, but which has eluded Republican and Democratic administrations.
“DHS has not yet fulfilled the 2004 statutory requirement to implement a biometric exit capability, but has planning efforts under way to report to Congress in time for the fiscal year 2016 budget cycle on the costs and benefits of such a capability at airports and seaports,” GAO investigators wrote. Continue reading this article
But Speaker Boehner and his leadership cronies stupidly think they can sneak through an amnesty and pro-sovereignty citizens won’t notice. One part of that strategy is to keep the issue as quiet as possible and avoid voter fury as Republicans visit their constituents over the next month. Leadership doesn’t want the members to get a clear understanding of how voters are enraged about amnesty for millions of foreign lawbreakers and triple legal immigration of workers during a jobs depression.
Hopefully, concerned citizens won’t allow Boehner’s avoid-the-amnesty-topic strategy and will give their visiting congressman the full brunt of anti-amnesty anger.
House leaders put off immigration votes until after August recess, seeing delay as the best way to pass reform.
House Republicans head home for the August break having done little to pass immigration reform, falling well short of Speaker John Boehner’s goal to vote on legislation before next week’s monthlong recess begins. But far from a failure of leadership, top House Republicans are casting the inaction as a tactical play designed to boost reform’s chances.
Keeping immigration on the back-burner helps avoid a recess filled with angry town-hall meetings reminiscent of the heated August 2009 protests where the backlash against health care reform coalesced. Doing nothing also starves Democrats of a target, Republicans argue.
“August was a central part of our discussions. People don’t want to go home and get screamed at,” a House GOP leadership aide said.
Instead, they’ll go home and talk about the need to stop government overreach, trying to draw voters’ attention back to the now largely dormant IRS controversy and the dismantling of Obamacare, a message that plays well with the Republican base. Continue reading this article
Now that the Washington, DC, paint vandal has been caught, the media has seemingly lost interest in the shocking story of damage done to the Lincoln Memorial and other beloved national treasures. Perhaps the accused perp’s diverse identity has something to do with the sudden quiet. Were the scribblers hoping against all reason that the defacer was a Tea Party member?
In fact, the arrested person is Jiamei Tian (pictured), 58, who was arrested with a soda can filled with green paint and whose clothes were spattered with the telltale color. She was identified by her Chinese passport and recently expired visa.
Washington (CNN) — A woman arrested in connection with the splattering of paint in two locations inside the National Cathedral in Washington was ordered held without bond Tuesday.
Jia Mei Tian, 58, has been charged with felony destruction of property. When officers arrested her on Monday, she had green paint on her clothes and shoes, and paint cans were found in three bags she had with her, according to a police report obtained by CNN.
If found guilty, she could face up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Tian will be kept in custody at least until a second hearing, which is scheduled for Friday morning.
That hearing will determine whether there is probable cause to continue to hold her. If she is held, she would be entitled to another hearing within 100 days.
During her court appearance Tuesday, Tian wore a white jumpsuit and appeared disheveled with messy hair. She was calm throughout. Early on, while waiting her turn near the front of the courtroom, Tian appeared to be smiling.
A Mandarin interpreter was brought in to assist her during the proceedings.
According to court documents, Tian had a visa allowing her to be in the United States that expired on Saturday. She traveled on a Chinese passport.
Prosecutors argued she was a serious flight risk with no fixed address.
After her arrest, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement lodged an immigration detainer against Tian, meaning that ICE wants to be notified before local law enforcement releases her. Continue reading this article
Every time I hear this accurate line of reasoning that the Muslim holy texts tell followers to smite the infidels whenever possible, my brain automatically starts running the ditty “It’s in the Koran” which has a very catchy tune.
We’re happy to torture
We’re eager to rape
We savor your last screams
We massacre children
We ransack a shrine
And all our acts are sanctified
By Suras 2 through 9
Oh, wait, Islam is not a religion of peace, an idea promoted by its propagandists?? A better translation is “Islam is submission” not peace as the term is understood by westerners. If everyone on earth submits to Mohammed’s teachings, then peace will prevail, that’s the idea. But in the real world of Muslims, shias are killing sunnis and vice versa all the time.
“Radical Islamism is a real and growing threat to Danish society and it is time that politicians wake up.
So says forensic psychiatrist and author Henrik Day Poulsen, author of a book on fanaticism. Poulsen regular meets Islamism in his work with criminals. …
— When we examine the criminal migrant youth, Islamism quite often plays a role. They have been inculcated a totally distorted worldview in which it is directly or indirectly ok to commit violence or rob a bank, because the whole life is a battle between Denmark and Islam, where they are on the good side. And when they are arrested and punished, they think again, it is an expression of that struggle. That it is because of racism. They simply cannot see that what they have done is wrong. It is very difficult to fight crime, that happens with the starting point, and the development is therefore very dangerous,’ says Henrik Day Poulsen. … Continue reading this article
Jeff Sessions, a leader against the Senate’s destructive amnesty bill in recent months, has sent a memo to fellow Republicans, urging them to reject amnesty. Many in the party have bad ideas in their heads about how a vote for amnesty will put them in the good graces of the overestimated hispanic voter. But it makes no sense to pursue a minority voting bloc when the Republican base strongly rejects amnesty for millions of lawbreaking foreigners.
Sessions argues that Democrats believe they can get away with screwing their own people in the working class because Repubs would be too dim, too bought by big business to stand for American workers.
Actually, the Democrats abandoned working class citizens years ago, when the Ds decided to become the diversity party, excluding all other values.
The upshot is that very few elected officials in Washington give a passing thought to Americans struggling in a worsening economy that is supposed to be recovering from a recession. It’s an opportunity for Republicans, if they are wise enough to embrace it.
A Tea Party website posted Sessions’ whole memorandum:
Memo: How The GOP Can Do The Right Thing On Immigration—And Win
July 29, 2013
To: Republican Colleagues
From: Ranking Member Jeff Sessions
The GOP needs to flip the immigration debate on its head.
The same set of GOP strategists, lobbyists, and donors who have always favored a proposal like the Gang of Eight immigration bill argue that the great lesson of the 2012 election is that the GOP needs to push for immediate amnesty and a drastic surge in low-skill immigration.
This is nonsense.
The GOP lost the election—as exit polls clearly show—because it hemorrhaged support from middle- and low-income Americans of all backgrounds. In changing the terms of the immigration debate we will not only prevent the implementation of a disastrous policy, but begin a larger effort to broaden our appeal to working Americans of all backgrounds. Now is the time to speak directly to the real and legitimate concerns of millions of hurting Americans whose wages have declined and whose job prospects have grown only bleaker. This humble and honest populism—in contrast to the Administration’s cheap demagoguery—would open the ears of millions who have turned away from our party. Of course, such a clear and honest message would require saying “no” to certain business demands and powerful interests who shaped the immigration bill in the Senate.
In Senator Schumer’s failed drive to acquire 70 votes, he convinced every single Democrat in his conference to support a bill that adds four times more guest workers than the rejected 2007 immigration plan while dramatically boosting the number of low-skill workers admitted to the country each year on a permanent basis. All this at a time when wages are lower than in 1999, when only 58 percent of U.S. adults are working, and when 47 million residents are on food stamps. Even CBO confirms that the proposal will reduce wages and increase unemployment. Low-income Americans will be hardest hit. Continue reading this article
A week ago, the New York Post reported that local immigrants were packing up chow purchased with food stamps and shipping off the free-to-them food to their homelands.
Further investigation by the paper has now found that selling those giant containers of food is a thriving business for diverse immigrants. The photo shows a man in the Dominican city of Santiago with a barrel of welfare edibles that will be sold on the black market, on the back of the unwilling American taxpayer.
The Post’s earlier article remarked that welfare food was never meant to be aid abroad, and noted the United States spent $522.7 million on foreign aid to the Caribbean last fiscal year. Now we learn that tax money spent to prevent hunger is being pissed away in a double fraud.
But immigrants practicing the fraud think it’s a fine way to make some extra cash: “It’s a really easy way to make money, and it doesn’t cost me anything,” a seller named Maria-Teresa said Friday.
Oh sure — stealing from Americans is fine; they have too much money anyway. That’s the immigrant attitude.
The Post had an appropriate graphic:
FYI: the number of non-citizens receiving food stamps has quadrupled since 2001.
Food-stamp fraud in New York has turned into foreign aid — to black-market profiteers in the Dominican Republic.
Last week, The Post revealed how New Yorkers on welfare are buying food with their benefit cards and shipping it in blue barrels to poor relatives in the Caribbean.
But not everyone is giving the taxpayer-funded fare to starving children abroad. The Post last week found two people hawking barrels of American products for a profit on the streets of Santiago.
“It’s a really easy way to make money, and it doesn’t cost me anything,” a seller named Maria-Teresa said Friday.
The 47-year-old Bronx native told The Post she scalps barrels of Frosted Flakes and baby formula bought with welfare money in the United States.
Maria-Teresa said she gets new barrels every few weeks from her sister, who buys everything at a Western Beef on Prospect Avenue near East 165th Street in Foxhurst.
The scamming sibling pays $75 per barrel to transport the items to the DR through Mott Haven’s Luciano Shipping. Sometimes the family fraudsters take advantage of a special: three barrels for the price of two.
Maria-Teresa said she uses some of the products but vends the rest out of her Santiago home, providing markdowns of $1 to $2 compared to what her buyers would pay in local shops.
Fox News’ adversarial approach in issue presentation leaves a great deal to be desired: “Fair and balanced” sets up opposing voices to show both sides of an issue. However, that strategy often produces more clamor than facts.
One recent example was Laura Ingraham’s presentation on the O’Reilly Factor about the media’s cover-up of illegal alien crimes, that normal reporting of crimes often omits the detail that the accused (or convicted) perp is an unlawful foreigner. It’s an important topic, but it got lost when the immigration attorney Daniel Hernandez wouldn’t shut up and allow CIS’ expert Steve Camarota to speak. The segment started off well, but disintegrated at the end — kind of proving the point that open-border activists will do anything to block information about the many illegal alien criminals assaulting this nation’s public safety.
The media would rather present happy-talk propaganda about alleged valedictorian aliens when there are far more dangerous foreign criminals than angelic scholars. Otherwise there wouldn’t be so many carve-outs in the Senate amnesty bill for violent criminals.
The Ingraham piece would have been enormously improved by having an informative chat with Steve Camarota only, who has done numerous reports for the Center for Immigration Studies and is very knowledgeable. Canada’s SunTV does one-on-one interviews with experts all the time and they are far more satisfying than the shouting matches one sees on Fox.
One topic that was stomped by the immigration lawyer was the San Francisco triple murder of the Bologna family, a father and two sons (pictured) by a previously arrested illegal alien who mistook them for enemy gangsters — a subject thoroughly covered in VDARE.com by myself and others. But Fox viewers didn’t get the whole disturbing story of how San Francisco’s sanctuary policy protected future multiple murderer Edwin Ramos from deportation even after arrests for violent crimes. Camarota tried to explain the crime’s background, but it’s hard to detail a complex case while a noisy lawyer is trying to drown out your points.
It would be much better to have an informational discussion with an expert rather than a shouting match where facts are lost in the noise. Of course, it Ingraham could have exerted more control over the situation, but never told the obnoxious lawyer to stop interrupting. The segment was decent and focused on an ignored topic, but could have been more instructive by a calm presentation of facts about illegal alien crime by knowledgeable persons.
It’s easy to forget what a complete lying weasel Rep. Anthony Weiner was back when his original digital flashing scandal erupted. Fortunately, the ever helpful Youtube can refresh our memories, in particular the following clip from the Hating Breitbart film which reviews Weiner’s behavior and the media making excuses for him.
Even without the creepy sexting stuff, Weiner has no discernable warmth or human appeal, and it’s amazing that he could get elected to anything, much less to the US Congress. Of course, New York City is very forgiving toward liberal Democrats, so who knows what will happen at the ballot box.
More concerning is his wife Huma Abedin (shown below), a princess of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose family is linked in at the highest levels to the terrorist-in-suits organization. She was a top advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for several years, and one wonders how much she influenced top leaders to believe that the Muslim Brotherhood could be a suitable partner in the Middle East for America.
The odd couple of Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin is extreme even in a political culture that is becoming more clownish by the day. Their pairing shows the lengths that power-seekers will go to grab the prize. Both needed a spouse to prove their normality in order to advance their careers, and they weren’t getting any younger. Huma looked like a good catch because of her Clinton connections and general attractiveness to the gnomish Anthony. Huma may now regret her choice of the perverse flasher, but picking a New York Jew as a husband had the advantage of making her look less like the true Muslim Brotherhood daughter she is.
Author and prosecutor of the Blind Sheik, Andrew McCarthy gave an hour-long speech at the National Press Club last August to warn of Islamic infiltration. One of his arguments was to analyze the ways in which Obama’s government has “embraced a number of Muslim Brotherhood positions that undermine both American constitutional rights and our alliance with Israel” which was a marked reversal of the previous policy to avoid dealing directly with the Brotherhood.
Another topic during that presentation was Huma Abedin and her curiously unexamined position in the American government, remarking that she could not get a security clearance based on her activities and affiliations.
McCarthy updated his Abedin concerns in a recent article:
Charlotte’s revulsion over Huma Abedin’s calculated “stand by your man” routine is surely right. Still, it is amazing, as we speculate about Ms. Abedin’s political future, that the elephant in the room goes unnoticed, or at least studiously unmentioned.
Sorry to interrupt the Best Enabler of a Sociopath Award ceremony but, to recap, Ms. Abedin worked for many years at a journal that promotes Islamic-supremacist ideology that was founded by a top al-Qaeda financier, Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef ran the Rabita Trust, a formally designated foreign terrorist organization under American law. Ms. Abedin and Naseef overlapped at the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA) for at least seven years. Throughout that time (1996–2003), Ms. Abdein worked for Hillary Clinton in various capacities.
Ms. Abedin’s late father, Dr. Zyed Abedin, was recruited by Naseef to run the JMMA in Saudi Arabia. The journal was operated under the management of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, a virulently anti-Semitic and sharia-supremacist organization. When Dr. Abedin died, editorial control of the journal passed to his wife, Dr. Saleha Mahmood Abedin — Huma’s mother.
Saleha Abedin is closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and to supporters of violent jihad. Among other things, she directs an organization – the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child. The IICWC, through its parent entity (the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief), is a component of the Union for Good (also known as the Union of Good), another formally designated terrorist organization. The Union for Good is led by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the notorious Muslim Brotherhood jurist who has issued fatwas calling for the killing of American military and support personnel in Iraq as well as suicide bombings in Israel. (As detailed here, the Obama White House recently hosted Qaradawi’s principal deputy, Sheikh Abdulla bin Bayyah, who also endorsed the fatwa calling for the killing of U.S. troops and personnel in Iraq.)
Like Sheikh Qaradawi, who helped write the charter for the IICWC, Saleha Abedin is an influential sharia activist who has, for example, published a book called Women in Islam that claims man-made laws enslave women. It reportedly provides sharia justifications for such practices as female-genital mutilation, the death penalty for apostates from Islam, the legal subordination of women, and the participation of women in violent jihad. Dr. Abedin has nevertheless been hailed in the progressive press as a “leading voice on women’s rights in the Muslim world” (to quote Foreign Policy). What they never quite get around to telling you is that this means “women’s rights” in the repressive sharia context. Continue reading this article
An aide to House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) confirmed for Breitbart News he is open to attempting to salvage the Senate’s immigration bill via a conference report with a single House bill or combination of House bills.
“As Speaker Boehner has emphatically stated, any immigration reform bill and conference report must have a majority of support from the House Republican majority,” the House Judiciary Committee aide said in an email.
Despite this stance, Goodlatte’s aide said that he “opposes the Senate bill since it makes many of the same mistakes made in the 1986 immigration law, which got us into this mess in the first place. Among his many concerns, the Senate bill does not adequately address the interior enforcement of our immigration laws and allows the President to waive many, if not most, of the bill’s requirements. Unlike the Senate, the House Judiciary Committee is taking a step-by-step approach to immigration reform, carefully and methodically reviewing each component in detail so that we get immigration reform right.”
Goodlatte differs from House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Michael McCaul, who told Breitbart News that he does not think the House should try to salvage the Senate bill via a conference with any House bills. Continue reading this article
From Arizona comes this curious twist on a refugee terrorist story: Abdullatif Ali Aldosary (pictured), the Iraqi who tried to blow up the Casa Grande Social Security office last fall, has also been charged with the murder of a co-worker which occurred a few days before the bombing.
I blogged on the case when it happened, in particular because another Iraqi refugee was cut undue slack for criminal behavior. Aldosary had been arrested at least twice and had spent eight months in jail for aggravated harassment. Nevertheless, he was allowed to remain in this country.
As local Congressman Paul Gosar asked in a letter to Homeland Security, “Why wasn’t a known terrorist detained and deportation proceedings initiated once DHS concluded he was engaging in terrorism related activity?”
FBI investigators have linked a bombing outside of a Casa Grande Social Security office to a shooting at a grain factory in Maricopa. The suspect is now charged with murder, attempted murder, and arson.
Within days, investigators tied Abdullatif Ali Aldosary to the shooting and the bombing. But right now they won’t give us a motive or tell us why he would kill his former coworker then try and set off a bomb in a government building.
Abdullatif Aldosary was charged with 14 counts of attempted murder and one count of murder. Investigators say back in November, Aldosary walked into Arizona Grain and killed 26-year-old Orlando Requena, a father of three.
“Tragedy struck the city of Maricopa, tragedy struck the Requena family, tragedy struck the Arizona Grain Company,” said Steve Stahl, Police Chief of Maricopa.
It’s sad to see Republicans fall all over themselves to support the DREAM Act concept of forgiving illegal alien kiddies who were brought as blameless toddlers to America, or so the narrative goes. The policy may seem kind-hearted and fair to innocent moppets, but in fact DREAMerism changes the rules in a basic way for the worse. A fundamental misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment has given us a century of birth citizenship, and moving the goalposts a further16 years or 35 years from the moment of birth is the wrong direction to go. Genuine “reform” worthy of the term should end the disaster of birth citizenship, not expand the principle.
Of course, if kids are the keys to the kingdom, then they will more frequently be toted across the dangerous southern border, where there has been a “big surge” in crossing deaths — 477 in 2012.
Here’s Congressman Trey Gowdy pledging his allegiance to DREAMer forgiveness because of his interpretation of the law, he argued during the Judiciary Committee hearing July 23:
In his statement for the hearing, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte professed similar warm and fuzzy thoughts about young illegal aliens “who were brought here as young children by their parents through no fault of their own.”
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