German Official Fired for Honesty about Islam

Hearing the truth spoken in public about Islam is not popular among Europe’s elites, even after all the violence and other hostility, so the messenger is likely to get punished.

Thilo Sarrazin, a former finance minister, published a book this week critical of the effects of Muslim immigration in Germany titled Deutschland Schafft sich ab [“Germany Does Away With Itself”]. (See my blog Muslim Immigration Condemned in Germany for details.)

An uproar exploded among officialdom about the book, with Prime Minister Angela Merkel leading the call for his expulsion, and the Bundesbank voted in a couple days for Sarrazin to be fired from his position on the board.

Bundesbank official to be sacked after controversial Jewish and Muslim comments, Daily Telegraph, September 3, 2010

The Bundesbank said in a statement that its six-member board “unanimously agreed” to ask Christian Wulff, the German President, to remove Mr Sarrazin, 65, from his post. It said the bank’s corporate governance commissioner “unreservedly supports” the decision.

Mr Wulff’s office said he had received the request from the Bundesbank and was considering it. It did not say when he was expected to make a decision.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and several members of her government have indicated they would like Mr Sarrazin to go, amid fears that his comments were damaging to the central bank’s reputation.
Following the Bundesbank’s announcement, a government spokesman signalled Mrs Merkel’s satisfaction with the move.

At least in the video below, Sarrazin the banker emphasized the economic impact on German society of so many unproductive immigrants, specifically the Muslim ones who refuse to assimilate, unlike other immigrant groups of which he approves. “In every country, the Muslim immigrants — on the basis of their lower participation in the work force and looming recourse to social support — cost the state more than they bring in,” he reads from his book.

For more of Thilo Sarrazin speaking out in his own defense, see a Bild article translated in Gates of Vienna: Strangers in Our Own Country.

BLM: Southern Arizona Is Dangerous Because Mexican Cartels Control It

Foreign organized crime has captured and now controls huge tracts of land in Arizona — why is this not major news? Americans driving on the roads within the surrendered territory are told to keep moving, that it is not safe to be there. Whatever happened to the Land of the Free?

An occasional observation of the MSM is that Mexican drug crime “might spill over” into the United States. But it already has.

Actually, the Mexican incursion isn’t new news (see On the Border: Retreat?), but one hopes that the general public might learn the truth about the level of border anarchy that Obama permits.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration continues its program of harassment against Arizonans who defend sovereignty and borders: this week it sued Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a “civil rights probe.”

Why are billions of our tax dollars spent to defend Iraq and Afghanistan when we are losing American territory to a bunch of criminal Mexicans? Citizens should be able to travel highways in southern Arizona without fearing for their lives. Ranchers and other residents should be able to live safely on their property — which they do not.

Signs in Arizona warn of smuggler dangers, Washington Times, September 2, 2010

The federal government has posted signs along a major interstate highway in Arizona, more than 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, warning travelers the area is unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers, and a local sheriff says Mexican drug cartels now control some parts of the state.

The signs were posted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) along a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 8 between Casa Grande and Gila Bend, a major east-west corridor linking Tucson and Phoenix with San Diego.

They warn travelers that they are entering an “active drug and human smuggling area” and they may encounter “armed criminals and smuggling vehicles traveling at high rates of speed.” Beginning less than 50 miles south of Phoenix, the signs encourage travelers to “use public lands north of Interstate 8” and to call 911 if they “see suspicious activity.”

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, whose county lies at the center of major drug and alien smuggling routes to Phoenix and cities east and west, attests to the violence. He said his deputies are outmanned and outgunned by drug traffickers in the rough-hewn desert stretches of his own county.

“Mexican drug cartels literally do control parts of Arizona,” he said. “They literally have scouts on the high points in the mountains and in the hills and they literally control movement. They have radios, they have optics, they have night-vision goggles as good as anything law enforcement has.

“This is going on here in Arizona,” he said. “This is 70 to 80 miles from the border – 30 miles from the fifth-largest city in the United States.” [. . .]

Rep. Ted Poe, Texas Republican and a member of the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees, said the federal government’s new border security plan apparently is to “erect some signs telling you it’s not safe to travel in our own country.”

“If you are planning on loading up the station wagon and taking the kids to Disneyland, the federal government doesn’t advise going through Arizona – it’s too dangerous and they can’t protect you,” said Mr. Poe. “These signs say to American citizens, the federal government has ceded this area to the drug cartels. Don’t come here; we can’t protect you.”

Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee and a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, called the signs “an insult to the citizens of border states.”

“American citizens should not have to be fearful for their lives on U.S. soil,” he said. “If the federal government would do its job of enforcing immigration laws, we could better secure the border and better protect the citizens of border states.”

Muslim Bullying Paralyzes Paris

In Paris, hostile Muslims regularly demonstrate their thuggish power by blocking public streets for their Friday prayers, even though such behavior is illegal. The French police know what’s going on, but ignore it to avoid trouble.

You know what would happen cop-wise if hundreds of Presbyterians stopped traffic in the middle of a major city, but Muslims get special treatment because they are known to be touchy to the max, easily roused to violence.

‘Islamization’ of Paris a Warning to the West, CBN, September 1, 2010

PARIS – Friday in Paris. A hidden camera shows streets blocked by huge crowds of Muslim worshippers and enforced by a private security force.

This is all illegal in France: the public worship, the blocked streets, and the private security. But the police have been ordered not to intervene.

It shows that even though some in the French government want to get tough with Muslims and ban the burqa, other parts of the French government continue to give Islam a privileged status.

An ordinary French citizen who has been watching the Islamization of Paris decided that the world needed to see what was happening to his city. He used a hidden camera to start posting videos on YouTube. His life has been threatened and so he uses the alias of “Maxime Lepante.”

Lepante’s View

His camera shows that Muslims “are blocking the streets with barriers. They are praying on the ground. And the inhabitants of this district cannot leave their homes, nor go into their homes during those prayers.”

“The Muslims taking over those streets do not have any authorization. They do not go to the police headquarters, so it’s completely illegal,” he says.

Yes, French authorities are spineless weenies. France’s only hope is the further activation of concerned citizens. A grassroots movement is building, based on street protests where Facebook-informed citizens show up with annoying-to-Muslims wine and pork (events which police have tried to block thus far — see Sharia France a Step Closer, through Food).

Continuing with Islamization of Paris…

But even if many government elites are in France are in denial over Islam, the people in the streets increasingly are not. Some have become fed up with what they see as the growing Islamization of France.

They’ve started staging pork and wine “aperitifs,” or cocktail parties in the street. They’re patriotic demonstrations meant to strike back against Islam. Another national demonstration is planned for Saturday, Sept. 4.

I turned to GalliaWatch for details of the anti-sharia eat-ins and wasn’t disappointed:

September 4, 2010: Grand Apertif Republicain, GalliaWatch Blog, August 31, 2010

The BIG news this week will be the latest Apéro organized by Riposte Laïque. If you were not around a few months ago and need some filling in, an “apéro”, short for “apéritif”, is like a before-dinner cocktail, but in this context it has taken on the aspect of a major demonstration against the Islamization of France and for the values of the Republic. The “apéro” last June 18 was banned by the authorities from its original meeting place in order not to anger the neighborhood’s ruling Muslims, and moved to the Champs-Elysées. Also banned was the drinking of wine, with grape juice serving as a sorry substitute. However, sausages were allowed. The point of wine and sausage was to protest the subversion by Islam of French civilization, including the food and drinks we all associate with France (click Apéro label below for more information).

Last June’s Apéro put the very republican website Riposte Laïque on the map, and the outdoor demonstration made headlines all over Europe, with other countries also organizing their own version of a patriotic picnic.

One of the major contributors to Riposte Laïque, Maxime Lépante, will be in the United States during the whole month of September, meeting with the organizers of the opposition to the Ground Zero mosque (another major event that coincides with France’s Apéro). Lépante is the now-famous photographer who took numerous photos of Muslims praying on Friday afternoon in the streets of the 18th arrondissement of Paris (click Barbès label below for a review).

No question, hostile Muslims are energized with visions of an Islamic Europe to be followed by a Sharia USA. We need to be more offensive to protect Western freedoms.

Ending Muslim immigration would be a fine place to start.

Pedophilia Is Not Condemned in Afghanistan

For the all-cultures-are-NOT-equal file… a rare mention in the MSM about the socially accepted pedophilia of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan’s dirty little secret, San Francisco Chronicle, August 30, 2010

Western forces fighting in southern Afghanistan had a problem. Too often, soldiers on patrol passed an older man walking hand-in-hand with a pretty young boy. Their behavior suggested he was not the boy’s father. Then, British soldiers found that young Afghan men were actually trying to “touch and fondle them,” military investigator AnnaMaria Cardinalli told me. “The soldiers didn’t understand.”

All of this was so disconcerting that the Defense Department hired Cardinalli, a social scientist, to examine this mystery. Her report, “Pashtun Sexuality,” startled not even one Afghan. But Western forces were shocked – and repulsed.

For centuries, Afghan men have taken boys, roughly 9 to 15 years old, as lovers. Some research suggests that half the Pashtun tribal members in Kandahar and other southern towns are bacha baz, the term for an older man with a boy lover. Literally it means “boy player.” The men like to boast about it.

“Having a boy has become a custom for us,” Enayatullah, a 42-year-old in Baghlan province, told a Reuters reporter. “Whoever wants to show off should have a boy.” [. . .]

In Kandahar, population about 500,000, and other towns, dance parties are a popular, often weekly, pastime. Young boys dress up as girls, wearing makeup and bells on their feet, and dance for a dozen or more leering middle-aged men who throw money at them and then take them home. A recent State Department report called “dancing boys” a “widespread, culturally sanctioned form of male rape.”

So, why are American and NATO forces fighting and dying to defend tens of thousands of proud pedophiles, certainly more per capita than any other place on Earth? And how did Afghanistan become the pedophilia capital of Asia?

Sociologists and anthropologists say the problem results from perverse interpretation of Islamic law. Women are simply unapproachable. Afghan men cannot talk to an unrelated woman until after proposing marriage. Before then, they can’t even look at a woman, except perhaps her feet. Otherwise she is covered, head to ankle.

“How can you fall in love if you can’t see her face,” 29-year-old Mohammed Daud told reporters. “We can see the boys, so we can tell which are beautiful.”

Even after marriage, many men keep their boys, suggesting a loveless life at home. A favored Afghan expression goes: “Women are for children, boys are for pleasure.” Fundamentalist imams, exaggerating a biblical passage on menstruation, teach that women are “unclean” and therefore distasteful. One married man even asked Cardinalli’s team “how his wife could become pregnant,” her report said. When that was explained, he “reacted with disgust” and asked, “How could one feel desire to be with a woman, who God has made unclean?”

That helps explain why women are hidden away – and stoned to death if they are perceived to have misbehaved. Islamic law also forbids homosexuality. But the pedophiles explain that away. It’s not homosexuality, they aver, because they aren’t in love with their boys.

What a charming culture! Mega diversity points for the Afghan tribe. You have to wonder what goes on in places like “Little Kabul” in Fremont, California, where Afghan immigrants are numerous.

It’s good to see some psychological analysis about the cultural roots of Afghan pedophilia, although I’m not convinced that the problem is a “perverse interpretation of Islamic law.” If women are sub-human according to the Koran, then it’s perfectly reasonable to look for associations elsewhere.

From the sound of it, there is a lot of homosexuality going on in Afghanistan, but those engaging in it don’t think of themselves as gay, so that makes it okay because Islam is officially disapproves that behavior. They regard themselves as non-gay because they don’t “love” the sex object, so Allah is happy. These are the men who avoid their wives as unclean. Apparently there is very little love of any kind in Afghanistan, which explains a lot.

I wrote about the culture of sexually exploiting boys in Normal Afghan Pederasty after viewing the eye-opening PBS documentary “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan” [watch online] which revealed the custom in detail.

Here’s the doc trailer, which is kind of disturbing all by itself:

Libyan Thug Harangues, Threatens Italians (with Predictable Results)

In Europe, Islamics are even pushier about their totalitarian “religion” than they are here. A recent notable example was Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s friendly visit to Italy, where he lectured on the superiority of Islam to an audience of young women (who were paid to be there) as well as threatened Europe with a massive invasion of Africans unless substantial bribes were forthcoming.

Below, hostile Muslims hold a provocative up-butt pray-in at the famous Milan cathedral in 2009.

Only Muammar would try to convince young women that converting to misogynous Islam would be a good idea. (He is known for having a colorful bodyguard of women trained for combat, and they aren’t wearing burqas.)

Perhaps he was just trying to maintain his Islam-o-cred while taking a deluxe tour around infidel lands during Ramadan.

Italians attack Muammar Gaddafi over Islam comments, Daily Telegraph, August 30, 2010

Italians have reacted with indignation after Muammar Gaddafi lectured 200 young actresses and models on the superiority of Islam, a day after saying that Europeans should all become Muslim.

Silvio Berlusconi’s increasingly close relationship with Col Gaddafi is becoming a source of embarrassment for the Italian prime minister, according to opposition MPs and even members of the government.

On Monday, the Libyan leader recruited the women through a modelling agency to join him and Mr Berlusconi, in viewing a photography exhibition at a Rome cultural institute which traced historical links between the two countries.

Telling them that Islam was the “ultimate religion”, Gaddafi insisted that “if you want to believe in a single faith then it must be that of Mohammed,” according to one of the women who sat through the lecture. […]

On Sunday night, during an encounter with 500 young women hired by the same agency, Col Gaddafi handed out copies of the Koran and told them that Europe should convert to Islam.

“If I went to Tripoli to demand that Libyans convert to Christianity, what are the odds that I would return in one piece?” said Rocco Buttiglione, the president of a centre-Right Catholic party, the UDC.

Everybody got a free Koran! Woo hoo!

On a less generous note, Gaddafi threatened to unleash illegal African immigration on Europe unless a big cash jizya is paid.

Gaddafi: Europe will ‘turn black’ unless EU pays Libya £4bn a year, Daily Telegraph, August 30, 2010

Col Muammar Gaddafi has warned that Europe runs the risk of turning “black” unless the EU pays Libya at least €5 billion (£4.1 billion) a year to block the arrival of illegal immigrants from Africa.

His remarks, made during a controversial three day visit to Italy, were condemned as “unacceptable blackmail” by Italian MPs, who likened the demand to the protection money that mafia gangs demand from businesses.

Speaking at a ceremony in Rome while standing next to Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister, Col Gaddafi, 67, said that unless his request for money was met, Europe would otherwise become “another Africa” as a result of the “advance of millions of immigrants”.

“Tomorrow Europe might no longer be European and even black as there are millions who want to come in,” he said.

“We don’t know if Europe will remain an advanced and united continent or if it will be destroyed, as happened with the barbarian invasions”.

Tens of thousands of desperate African refugees and economic migrants have reached Italian soil by boat from the North African coast, although the influx has been stemmed by the Libyan navy in the last year under an accord with the Berlusconi government.

Below, African boaters seek to migrate to Europe from Tripoli, Libya.

Obama Throws Arizona under the United Nations Bus

The Obama Administration appears to have a fixation on Arizona. Washington has not been helpful in dealing with the state’s worsening border crisis; in fact, the feds have been downright hostile. Ever since Arizona signed its enforcement-only SB1070 into law, Obama and cronies have been piling on abuse and harassment, from unfounded accusations of racism to an unprecedented lawsuit, even though the law was modeled on the federal statute. Another insult was the State Department’s mention of Arizona to Red China during discussions of human rights abuses, as if there were a comparison with non-existent racism alleged by Obama and the behavior of the communist Chinese.

The latest affront from State is using Arizona as part of its bad-example list of human rights problems in the United States presented to the United Nations. (More of the administration’s fondness for making apologies to dictators.)

State Department Stands By Decision to Include Arizona in U.N. Human Rights Report, Fox News, August 30, 2010

The State Department included a Justice Department lawsuit against Arizona’s immigration law into a United Nations human rights report to show how U.S. rule of law can be an example to the world, a State Department spokesman said Monday.

Spokesman P.J. Crowley said the Arizona immigration law included in an Aug. 20 report to the U.N. high commissioner on rights came up during the preparation period, when teams went around the country gathering ideas for the report. […]

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday demanded that a reference to the law be removed from the State Department report on ways the federal government is protecting human rights.

It is “downright offensive” that a state law would be included in the report, Brewer, a Republican nearly guaranteed re-election as a result of the legal dispute, wrote to Clinton.

“The idea of our own American government submitting the duly enacted laws of a state of the United States to ‘review’ by the United Nations is internationalism run amok and unconstitutional,” she said.

Arizona State Representative Frank Antenori is a former Special Forces/Iraq veteran and isn’t impressed with the “two-bit dictators at the United Nations.” As Antenori pointed out, the federal lawsuit against Arizona only addressed the issue of pre-emption, not human rights. (You can read the report for the UN here.)

America's Schools Are Becoming More Diverse -- Rapidly

Demography can be unkind when allowed to run amok. Washington’s diversity immigration machine is set on auto-pilot, and is having the effect of increasingly making America culturally dissimilar to the nation’s founders. The post-national globalist elites don’t like the traditional citizen (who is conservative) and have been importing a new people who are culturally friendlier to big government, e.g. Mexicans.

The early warning system of demographic change is kindergarten. If you think the bus is diverse, check out the playground.

Kindergartens see more Hispanic, Asian students, USA Today, August 27, 2010

The kindergarten class of 2010-11 is less white, less black, more Asian and much more Hispanic than in 2000, reflecting the nation’s rapid racial and ethnic transformation.
The profile of the 4 million children starting kindergarten reveals the startling changes the USA has undergone the past decade and offers a glimpse of its future. In this year’s class, for example, about one out of four 5-year-olds will be Hispanic. Most of today’s kindergartners will graduate from high school in 2023.

More Hispanic children are likely in the next generation because the number of Hispanic girls entering childbearing years is up more than 30% this decade, says Kenneth Johnson, demographer at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey Institute. “It’s only the beginning.”

A USA TODAY analysis of the most recent government surveys shows:

• About 25% of 5-year-olds are Hispanic, a big jump from 19% in 2000. Hispanics of that age outnumber blacks almost 2 to 1.

• The percentage of white 5-year-olds fell from 59% in 2000 to about 53% today and the share of blacks from 15% to 13%.

“This is not just a big-city phenomenon,” Johnson says. “The percentage of minority children is growing faster in the suburbs and in rural areas.”

In Lake County, Ind., a Chicago suburb, the under-20 population went from 51.8% white in 2000 to 47.1% in 2008, Johnson’s research shows. In rural Nebraska’s Colfax and Dakota counties, the share of Hispanic youths is rising while young whites are down from 60% to about 45% in the same period.

• Schools face linguistic challenges. The share of 5-year-olds who speak English at home slipped from 81% in 2000 to about 78%. The share of Spanish speakers grew from 14% to 16%.

“That makes issues of language development and how to teach them even more important than 10 years ago,” says W. Steven Barnett, co-director of the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University. “In some districts, 40% of their kids are Latino, and 4% of their teachers are. It’s a huge gap.”

Below, in 2008 Atlanta Bolton Academy students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with potluck and piñatas. They are wearing paper sombrero hats to get into the appropriate mood. So kiddies are taught from their earliest school experience to embrace diversity, rather than learn American traditions (well explained in The Civic Education America Needs by Victor Davis Hanson).

Muslim Immigration Condemned in Germany

In Washington, a gaffe can be said to occur when an influential person tells the truth.

In Germany, a similar sensibility prevails. A ruckus has been brewing up since last year when Thilo Sarrazin (pictured below), a board member of the Bundesbank, expressed unkind (but accurate) assessments about Germany’s Muslim immigrant population: “A large number of Arabs and Turks in this city, whose number has grown through bad policies, have no productive function other than as fruit and vegetable vendors,” Sarrazin remarked to the magazine Lettre International.

He further stated that a majority of Arabs and Turks reject the authority of the German state. Muslim children, he said, do poorly in school and bring down the educational level of the country, unlike other immigrant groups which integrate within a generation. Sarrazin is fine with Vietnamese, Indians, etc. who get with the program of education, speaking German and having a job.

But the dust-up is just getting started. Sarrazin’s new book is being published this week, titled “Deutschland Schafft Sich Ab (“Germany Does Away With Itself”).

New Book Plunges Germany into Immigration Debate, Der Spiegel, August, 25, 2010

This week, though, the Social Democrat (SPD) seems to have outdone himself. German media outlets, including SPIEGEL, have published excerpts of his soon-to-be-published book on Germany’s supposed demise. As Sarrazin makes abundantly clear, that demise comes as a result of immigration. The bluntness with which he presents his ideas has kicked off a debate in Germany, and within the center-left SPD, as to whether Sarrazin has crossed the line into racism and whether he should be censured.

In the excerpts that have been published, Sarrazin writes that Germany’s Muslim immigrant families have profited from social welfare payments to a far greater degree than they have contributed to German prosperity. He also has raised the spectre of the country’s Muslim population, due to what he claims are much higher birth rates among immigrants, soon overtaking that of the country’s “autochthonous” population — a term roughly synonymous with “indigenous.”

“If the fertility rate of German autochthons remains at the level it has been at for the past 40 years, then in the course of the next three or four generations, the number of the Germans will sink to 20 million,” he writes in the book. “And, incidentally, it is absolutely realistic that the Muslim population, through a combination of a higher birth rate and continuation of immigration, could grow by 2100 to 35 million.” In another passage, he writes: “I don’t want the country of my grandchildren and great grandchildren to be largely Muslim, or that Turkish or Arabic will be spoken in large areas, that women will wear headscarves and the daily rhythm is set by the call of the muezzin. If I want to experience that, I can just take a vacation in the Orient.”

In another passage, Sarrazin seems to suggest that Muslim immigrants would rather work under the table than legally. Through the language used in his polemics, Sarrazin appears to be aiming to push the highly divisive debate over immigration and integration closer to that of right-wing populists elsewhere in Europe, like Geert Wilders in the Netherlands.

It looks like a fine debate is shaping up between the people who admit the truth about Muslim immigration and those who believe in multiculturalism uber alles.

This just in…

Sarrazin unveils book as condemnation continues to rain in, Deutsche Welle, August 30, 2010

At least 150 people protested outside the book launch in the capital. Author and sociologist Necla Kelek spoke before Sarrazin, defending him and calling for the book’s issues to be discussed properly.

Controversy erupted after excerpts from the book were published in the mass circulation daily Bild last week. The author then gave a series of publicity interviews, during which he said Muslims denigrate European society due to their lower intelligence, and said that “all Jews share a particular gene.”

Advance orders have sent the book at the top of German sales charts.

Thilo Sarrazin says that Muslim immigration does not provide a benefit for German society but is instead a total negative. He knew the flack that comes from such opinions but pushed forward anyway by writing a book that was sure to be controversial. Hopefully the self-outing of a banker against the looming catastrophe of immigration-created Eurabia will stiffen the spines of others to speak out more forcefully about preserving European civilization.


BBC Islamic Puff Piece Pierced

It’s both unfortunate and disturbing that Britain’s state news organization, the BBC, has become a propaganda arm for hostile Islam, while simultaneously denigrating Christianity and free societies like the United States. (The news organization apparently believes that the noble “Religion of Peace” has been hijacked by a small band of violent extremists.)

The BBC presentation shown below about the history of the Crusades must be aimed at young people with short attention spans, given the brevity (several hundred years explained in less than 5 minutes!) and snarky attitude. But even worse than the flippant style is the disinformation concerning important events in the history of western civilization.

Blogger Vladtepes has annotated the piece with corrections on the most egregious whoppers.

Germany Recruits Turks to Police Muslim Immigrants

A few weeks ago, I posted two videos showing the alarming situation in Berlin and other German cities where Muslim neighborhoods are dangerous places for police to enter: No Go Zones Are Noted. Muslim immigrants (who in Germany are mostly Turks) regard those areas of large Islamic population as being ruled by sharia, not the government of the country.

A new report from Germany reveals authorities have chosen appeasement to cope with their hostile Muslim residents by importing Turks to provide a semblance of law enforcement. We’ll see how that works out in practice.

Germany to bring in Turkish police to combat crime in ethnic community, RT, August 24, 2010

Turkish immigrants in Germany are often criticized for failing to fit into the society of the new home which has led to a high crime rate. Consequently, authorities plan to bring in Turkish police to combat the problem.

In a new plan, Turkish police will help their German counterparts deal with troublesome neighborhoods – a scheme which has already faced criticism.

Local resident of old German city Cologne, Krystal Tank feels like a stranger in her own country. Every day she enjoys the summer parks and life in the Cologne suburb when off work, but she feels totally outnumbered.

“It all happened very silently,” she recalls. “The German population moved away, their children were taken out of the schools, and suddenly there were only Turks here,” Krystal Tank told RT.

How convenient for the Turks. The Islamic conquest by immigration is working well for them in Germany.

Stealthy Piecemeal Amnesty Is Outed

The Obama administration has been getting creative to finagle a way to reward illegal aliens and thereby suck up to Hispanics with a scary-to-Dems election looming. (Party elites believe that Hispanics universally want amnesty for illegal aliens, which is not entirely true.)

Suing Arizona was one strategy, to punish the citizens who are trying to enforce immigration laws because the feds have dropped the ball.

The latest Obama scheme has been a backdoor amnesty of releasing aliens who were already arrested and ready to be repatriated.

Feds moving to dismiss some deportation cases, Houston Chronicle, August 24, 2010

The Department of Homeland Security is systematically reviewing thousands of pending immigration cases and moving to dismiss those filed against suspected illegal immigrants who have no serious criminal records, according to several sources familiar with the efforts.

Culling the immigration court system dockets of noncriminals started in earnest in Houston about a month ago and has stunned local immigration attorneys, who have reported coming to court anticipating clients’ deportations only to learn that the government was dismissing their cases.

Richard Rocha, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman, said Tuesday that the review is part of the agency’s broader, nationwide strategy to prioritize the deportations of illegal immigrants who pose a threat to national security and public safety. Rocha declined to provide further details.

Critics assailed the plan as another sign that the Obama administration is trying to create a kind of backdoor “amnesty” program.

Oh no, Administration suits said: we are just prioritizing.

But then a memo appeared, revealing a change in policy.

New Immigration Policy to Halt Some Illegal Immigrant Deportations, Fox News, August 27, 2010

Federal authorities have issued a new policy aimed at stopping deportation proceedings for some illegal immigrants, according to a memo issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The memo, which ICE released on Aug. 20, could affect up to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who are married or related to a U.S. citizen or a legal resident who has filed a petition on their behalf. Illegal immigrants with criminal convictions will not qualify under the plan. ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton wrote the memo to Peter Vincent, principal legal adviser and head of the agency’s removal operations.

The memo directs ICE attorneys to check cases of detained illegal immigrants for any “serious” or “adverse” factors weighing against dismissal, including criminal convictions, fraud, national security and public safety considerations.

“If no investigations … or serious adverse factors exist, the offices of chief counsel should promptly move to dismiss proceedings,” the memo reads. “Once the Field Office Director is notified, the FOD must release the alien.”

The change in policy could affect thousands of the estimated 17,000 pending removal cases. According to ICE data, nearly 40,000 immigrants obtained U.S residency status due to sponsorship of relatives who were legal residents in fiscal year 2009. By comparison, more than 393,000 illegal immigrants were deported during that same span.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, likened the change to a “free pass” for illegal immigrants, a characterization federal authorities denied.

“Actions like this demoralize ICE agents who are trying to do their job and enforce the law,” Grassley told The New York Times. “Unfortunately, it appears this is more evidence that the Obama administration would rather circumvent Congress and give a free pass to illegal immigrants who have already broken our law.”

Mentioned in passing in the video below is the fact that DUI is still considered a minor misbehavior, a misdemeanor in legal jargon, despite the number of Americans who are killed every year by drunk-driving illegal aliens.

Mexican Marijuana Gangsters Arrested in Yosemite

Sadly, summer is nearly gone. In addition to shorter days, the approach of fall also means that it’s harvest season all around America, where Mexican organized crime is increasingly growing marijuana on US public lands. As I’ve pointed out in various articles and blog items, these pot plots are not harmless gardens, but noxious industrial sites of poisonous chemicals which destroy the flora and fauna which are supposed to be protected by their park status.

Recent news from Yosemite is the arrest of two illegal Mexicans for growing marijuana in the park. Congrats to the rangers for apprehending the perps (who often escape at the sound of police, leaving only tortillas, beans and a toxic dump).

Yosemite rangers raid marijuana garden, arrest 2, AP, August 25, 2010

Authorities have arrested two men following a raid on a marijuana garden that straddled Yosemite National Park and a nearby national forest.

Park rangers uprooted more than 3,600 marijuana plants and seized several pounds of processed pot Tuesday.

Officials said Thursday that the rangers arrested two Mexican citizens, who were in the U.S. illegally, on suspicion of cultivating the garden. Authorities estimate the plants had a street value of $14.6 million.

The park says one of the men was had a concealed loaded pistol. Both were wearing camouflage.

The suspects’ names were not released.

Park officials say hose lines, fertilizers, trash and human waste spread throughout the site had caused extensive environmental damage.

It’s hard to tell whether Washington is doing a better job on this crime than previously (I doubt it), but an August 11 press release from the DoJ expressed seriousness by a score card of action: Operation Trident results in Seizure of Thousands of Marijuana Plants worth more than $1.7 Billion.

At least the government has advanced to the point of feigning interest about our protected natural treasures, like Yosemite and Sequoia Parks, both of which have been infested with Mexican criminals leaving behind a trail of poison and destruction.

Didn’t PBS’ Ken Burns tell us last year that the National Parks were “America’s Best Idea”? If so, then they certainly should be protected from the predations of a vicious invader.

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