Census: African Immigrants Doubling Every Decade

Africa-born people are currently in the news, in a bad way, given the spread of ebola to America in recent days.

As it happens, this week the Census released a 10-page report about Africans in the US: The Foreign-Born Population From Africa: 2008-2012.

It has numerous charts and tables like the map below, showing the location of national groups in the US. We now know about the 10,000 Liberians in north Texas because of the ebola flap, but there are many more of that nationality in Philadelphia.

The education level of Africans residing in America shows a wide range of achievement. For example, 39.5 percent of Somalis have less than a high school education, which isn’t surprising given that many come through the State Department’s refugee program which values incompetence. On the other side, Egyptian and Nigerian immigrants have high numbers of college graduates, over 60 percent.

The bad news is zero information about the Africans’ religion, and it makes a difference whether they are Christians who would more likely share American religious values or Muslims who might become loyal to jihad.

Also, there is no mention of cultural practices, normal in the homeland, which are illegal in the United States, like polygamy and and female genital mutilation (FGM). Many Americans have forgotten that Utah was prevented from attaining statehood for 47 years because of its polygamy norm: only when Utah ended multi-wifing in its constitution was statehood allowed by the US Congress. Regarding cruelty to women, in Somalia, 98 percent of young girls have been subjected to barbaric FGM, according to the World Health Organization. Why would Americans want immigrants whose basic values run so counter to our own?

Anyway, America needs Zero additional immigrants to do the work because of the accumulated effects of outsourcing and mass immigration plus the rapidly expanding use of robots and automation to make human workers less necessary (see Three Stakes in the Heart of the American Dream).

Here’s the Census’ press release about its new report:

African-Born Population in U.S. Roughly Doubled Every Decade Since 1970, Census Bureau Reports

The foreign-born population from Africa has grown rapidly in the United States during the last 40 years, increasing from about 80,000 in 1970 to about 1.6 million in the period from 2008 to 2012, according to a U.S. Census Bureau brief released today. The population has roughly doubled each decade since 1970, with the largest increase happening from 2000 to 2008-2012.

The Foreign-Born Population from Africa: 2008-2012, a brief based on American Community Survey statistics, shows that the African foreign-born population accounts for 4 percent of the total U.S. foreign-born population. No African country makes up the majority of these immigrants, but four countries — Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt and Ghana — make up 41 percent of the African-born total.

“The brief — the Census Bureau’s first focusing on the African foreign-born population — highlights the size, growth, geographic distribution and educational attainment of this group,” said Christine Gambino of the Census Bureau’s Foreign-Born Population Branch, who is one of the brief’s authors. “We have found that the African-born population tends to be more educated and accounts for a relatively large proportion of the foreign-born population in some nontraditional immigrant gateway states such as Minnesota and the Dakotas.”

The foreign-born population from Africa had a higher level of educational attainment than the overall foreign-born population: 41 percent of African-born had a bachelor’s degree or higher compared with 28 percent overall. Within the foreign-born population from Africa, educational attainment varied by place of birth. For example, 40 percent of the Somali-born population had less than a high school education, while 64 percent of Egyptian-born individuals had a bachelor’s degree or higher.

This brief is one of several focusing on the foreign-born population from world regions of birth. Previous reports include The Foreign Born from Asia: 2011and The Foreign Born from Latin America and the Caribbean: 2010.” In addition, supplemental tables are now available for the African-born population by metropolitan statistical area. Below are highlights of the geographic distribution of the African-born population from the brief:

Geographic Distribution

  • The four states with African-born populations over 100,000 were New York (164,000), California (155,000), Texas (134,000) and Maryland (120,000).
  • Of the 10 states with the largest African-born populations, Minnesota (19 percent), Maryland (15 percent), Virginia (9 percent), Georgia (8 percent) and Massachusetts (8 percent) had percentages of African-born in their foreign-born populations that were at least twice the national percentage of 4 percent.
  • Metropolitan areas with the largest African-born populations were New York (212,000), Washington (161,000), Atlanta (68,000), Los Angeles (68,000), Minneapolis-St. Paul (64,000), Dallas-Fort Worth (61,000) and Boston (60,000).
  • Among the 10 metro areas with the largest African-born populations, Nigerians were the most populous group and constituted a high proportion (20 percent or more) of the African-born in the Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston metros.  Similarly, Ethiopians were a high proportion and the largest group in the Washington D.C. metro, Cabo Verdeans in Boston, Somalis in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Egyptians in Los Angeles and Liberians in Philadelphia.

Portland Terror Trial Outcome: Somali Immigrant Sentenced to 30 Years for Christmas Bomb Plot

In 2010, Oregon-residing Mohamed Mohamud (a naturalized citizen born in Somalia) planned to mass murder Americans at a Portland Christmas tree-lighting ceremony where typically hundreds of families show up for the festivities. He rang his cell-phone twice, thinking a huge bomb would go off, but it was a fake set up by the FBI to take out the would-be killer.

Mohamud was sentenced on Wednesday to 30 years prison time, despite the fact that the prosecutor recommended 40 years.

Interestingly, the case began when his father contacted the FBI, as noted in the video below, about his concerns that his son was becoming drawn to jihad.

Mohamud (pictured) is quite a piece of work, having decided in high school that he didn’t like Americans and wanted to pursue jihad so he could kill lots of infidels. When a supposed confederate remarked that the Christmas event would include many children, Mohamud responded, “Yeah, I mean, that’s what I’m looking for.”

But now he’s all sorry, apologizing to the Muslim community for making them look bad.

And despite many cases like this one that illustrates Somalis being a top diversity failure in this country given their crime and terrorism, Washington continues to admit them into American communities, including 8,278 Somali refugees in FY 2014.

Mohamud sentenced to 30 years in tree lighting bomb plot, Associated Press and KGW.com Staff, October 1, 2014

PORTLAND – Mohamed Mohamud, the young Somali American convicted of trying to bomb Portland’s downtown square while it was filled with holiday cheer, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison.

Federal prosecutors recommended a 40-year sentence for the 23-year-old. The defense asked for 10 years.

He was arrested Nov. 26, 2010, after pressing a keypad button on a cellphone that he believed would trigger a bomb where thousands of people gathered for the annual lighting of a Christmas tree.

“I want to apologize to everyone in the community and everybody who was there,” Mohamed Mohamud said during his sentencing for the attempted bomb plot.

He admitted what he did was terribly wrong and apologized to the Muslim community for bringing shame to their religion.

U.S. District Court Judge Garr King said the sentence was necessary due to the seriousness of the crime and to deter others who might consider similar acts. Continue reading this article

Pope Francis Urges Europe to 'Open Doors' to Refugees Despite High Unemployment

Over in the medieval Vatican, the busybody Pope Francis has called upon Europe to accept more diverse refugees from the third world.

The Pope could have shown leadership by admitting a few dozen suffering souls to his diminutive city-state (a real country with ambassadors and a flag), but he has not. He is scheduled to meet with survivor refugees from a 2013 Mediterranean shipwreck which would be a perfect opportunity to ask some to live in the Vatican, but no mention has been made of a forthcoming invitation. Opportunity lost.

Meanwhile, Europe is not exactly bursting with opportunity for job seekers, particularly unskilled Africans and Middle Easterners.

Europe’s agony: Painfully high unemployment, inflation near zero, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), September 30, 2014

• Unemployment among the 18 nations that make up the troubled euro zone held at 11.5 per cent in August, according to the statistics agency Eurostat. In the wider European Union, the jobless rate dipped to 10.1 per cent from 10.2 per cent.
• Almost 25 million people can’t find work in the EU, more than 18 million of them in the euro zone.
• Greece and Spain continue to have the highest unemployment in the region, at 27 per cent and 24.4 per cent, respectively.
• Austria and Germany, at 4.7 per cent and 4.9 per cent, enjoy the lowest.
• Among young people, unemployment now stands just slightly below that of July’s level, at 21.6 per cent in the EU and 23.3 per cent in the euro zone.
• More than half the youth work force in Greece and Spain is jobless. And in Italy, youth unemployment is now running at more than 44 per cent.

The Pope’s first visit out of the Vatican was to the Italian island of Lampedusa, which has been flooded with thousands of foreign boat people for years.

In other refugee news, RefugeeResettlementWatch reminds us that FY2015 begins today (October 1) and one consequence is that 4000 Syrians will be dumped into American communities starting now, with the government lowering screening guidelines to get them in, despite the obvious national security danger.

Pope Urges Europe to Open Doors to Refugees, Associated Press, October 1, 2014

Pope Francis urged Europe to open its doors to refugees Wednesday as he marked the anniversary of a deadly migrant shipwreck off Sicily by meeting with survivors and relatives of the victims.

Some 368 people — most of them Eritrean and Syrian asylum-seekers — drowned Oct. 3, 2013 when their smugglers’ boat capsized off the island of Lampedusa. The tragedy jolted the EU and prompted Italy to beef up its Mediterranean sea patrols, which have rescued some 160,000 people this year alone.

On Wednesday, nearly 40 survivors and relatives of the Lampedusa victims met with Francis in the Vatican auditorium before heading to Lampedusa for ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary.

Francis, who has frequently lamented the plight of refugees, said he was speechless, unable to find the words to comfort people who had faced such tragedy.

“I ask all the men and women of Europe to open the doors of their hearts,” Francis said. “I want to let you know I’m near you, I pray for you, and I pray that doors that are closed are opened.” Continue reading this article

Obama Creates Refugee Status for Thousands of Central Americans

Obama must be getting in the mood for his post-election mega-amnesty for millions. He recently used his royal pen to broaden the refugee program to include poor people from Central America. Naturally, the people who live there will assume that they are welcome to come to the US any which way they can.

Below, “unaccompanied” toddlers travel with their parents to enter America illegally and get lots of free stuff.

This refugee change is an indication that the administration may be moving toward a European model of immigration where third-world poor people are all victims of poverty and therefore deserve to share the wealth of the first world in globalized socialism.

In that case, there are billions of potential Democrats in the third world who can be admitted to create a permanent liberal society. (See my Vdare.com article, Obama Regime Plans European-Style Asylum Camps throughout the US.)

Refugee plan set up for Central American minors, Associated Press, September 30, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Under the program, immigrants from those countries who are lawfully in the United States will be able to request that child relatives still in those three countries be resettled in the United States as refugees. The program would establish in-country processing to screen the young people to determine if they qualify to join relatives in the U.S.

In a memorandum to the State Department Tuesday, President Barack Obama allocated 4,000 slots for refugees from Latin America and the Caribbean for next year. The number is a fraction of the number of children who have already crossed the border into the United States and are awaiting deportation proceedings. Continue reading this article

Diana West: Ignoring Islam’s Hostile Nature Endangers National Security

On Monday, Frank Gaffney and Breitbart put on a program, live in Washington and web-streamed, about national security. One of the speakers was Diana West, author of American Betrayal, which describes Moscow’s infiltration of US institutions over decades.

In Monday’s speech, West drew comparisons between Islam and communism, both of which have had strange taboos surrounding the public description of their true natures.

We currently hear the Big Lie every day, that Islam is a “Religion of Peace” and the barbaric acts of terror in the name of Islam really don’t represent the “true” Islam. Political luminaries from President George Bush to Secretary of State John Kerry have assured the American people that violent jihad is a misunderstanding of Mohammad’s teachings, even though the Koran has over 100 verses that urge violence toward non-believers.

Diana West notes that communism has a similar history of not being held accountable for its crimes against humanity.

Diana West at National Security Action Summit: “Sharia Outlaws the Liberties We in the West Hold Sacred” Breitbart.com, September 30, 2014

Editor Note: Historian Diana West delivered these remarks at National Security Action Summit II on Monday, September 29. The event was hosted by EMPact America, in partnership with Breitbart News Network and the Center for Security Policy.

For anyone still puzzled as how it could be that our leaders and pundits keep hammering home the big lie that Islam has nothing to do with jihad, that the religion of conquest is a “religion of peace,” it’s important to know that such widespread brainwashing is nothing new.

Just as today’s opinion-makers seek to divorce Islam from its impact — brutal conquest, forced conversion, religiously sanctioned sex slavery, beheadings — past opinion-makers worked equally hard to divorce Communism from its impact — brutal conquest, forced collectivization, concentration camps (Gulags), mass murder.

It worked. Unlike Nazism, Communism has never been judged guilty or even held responsible for the carnage and suffering it has caused. On the contrary, it remains a source of “liberal” statist ideas such as Obamacare. My recent book American Betrayal delves deeply into this dangerous double standard. In short, this double standard not only enables collectivist policies to strangle our remnant republic, but also explains why American students can find a drink called Leninade, emblazoned with a hammer and sickle, for sale up the road at University of Maryland. It’s also why silkscreens of Warhol’s Chairman Mao, history’s top mass murderer, are sought-after items for the homes of the wealthy.

There are no such trendy portraits of Hitler, and who would want them? Who would want to swig a bottle of Hitlerpop, decorated with a swastika? So, why Leninade? Not only does the stench of death not follow the Communist murder-cult, the brand lives.

Barring a tsunami of common sense, I predict that Islam, the brand, will remain separate in the public mind from the violence and repression it causes and has caused for more than a millennium. That’s certainly the direction leaders from both political parties have been relentlessly herding us in for over a decade, insisting against all reason — against all sacred Islamic texts — that “Islam is peace.” Continue reading this article

New Illegal Alien School Classification: Accelerating Preliterate English Language Learners

The boilerplate Associated Press story about schools struggling to cope with illegal alien children dumped on them had little to recommend it, except for a fascinating new category of language instruction: Accelerating Preliterate English Language Learners (A.P.E.L.L) which appeared in a caption only.

AP caption: “In this photo taken Sept. 11, 2014, teacher Lori Ott, center, of Millsboro, Del., addresses students in the Accelerating Preliterate English Language Learners (A.P.E.L.L) class at the G.W. Career Educational Center in Frankford, Del. U.S. schools are now dealing with the fallout from the dramatic spike in the number of children and teenagers who crossed into the United States unaccompanied by family; the Supreme Court has ruled that they have an obligation to educate all students regardless of their immigration status. (AP Photo/Emily Varisco)”

Presumably the kids in the A.P.E.L.L. class are Indians from Central America who speak indigenous languages rather than Spanish and/or have attended little or no school. What a fascinating challenge for teachers! At least the district has special classes for diverse foreigners and isn’t foisting them on American classrooms, holding back citizen kids.

Another item that shows up in an AP caption is the cost per student in the Indian River School District in Delaware: $12,000 but that important figure doesn’t show up in the article text.

Keep in mind that an estimated cost for this year’s education of the dumped alien kids nationwide is $761 million, but that doesn’t include all the other social welfare costs for food, housing, healthcare, psychological trauma counseling etc. for the foreign minors and family members.

Flophouse multilingual America, where preliterates are welcome! I feel so culturally enriched.

Schools Scramble To Help Teens Who Crossed Border, Associated Press Big Story, September 29, 2014

FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) — American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months.

Unaccompanied minors who made up the summer spike at the border have moved to communities of all sizes, in nearly every state, Federal data indicates, to live with a relative and await immigration decisions. The Supreme Court has ruled that schools have an obligation to educate all students regardless of their immigration status, so schools have become a safe haven for many of the tens of thousands of these young people mostly from central America living in limbo.

Delaware’s rural Sussex County has long attracted immigrants, partly because of work in chicken factories, and soybean and corn fields. The district’s population is more than one-quarter Hispanic, and for years has offered an early learning program for non-English speakers.

Still, officials were caught off guard by about 70 new students mostly from Guatemala — part of the wave crossing the border — enrolling last year, mostly at Sussex Central High School. The Indian River School District over the summer break quickly put together special classes for those needing extra English help.

On a recent school day, a group of these mostly Spanish-speaking teenage boys with styled spiky hair and high-top sneakers enthusiastically pecked away on hand-held tablets at the G.W. Carver Education Center, pausing to alert the teacher when stumped.

“If you don’t know what you’re supposed to write on the line, look at my examples, OK?” Lori Ott, their English language teacher, told one.

The students are eager but face barriers. Some can barely read or write in their native language.

The district’s goal is to get them assimilated — and eventually into a regular high school. There, they can earn a diploma, even if that means participating in adult education programs and going to school until they are 21.

“They just crave it, and they will come and ask questions,” Ott said. “How do you say this? And, how do you say that? They just participate and you can’t say enough about them.”

Donald Hattier, a school board member, said advance warning would have helped with planning. The federal government, he said, “just dropped this on us.” He wonders what’s next.

“The kids are still coming across the border. This problem has not been solved,” Hattier said.

Educators in Delaware and elsewhere say many of these students, who fled poverty and violence, have years-long gaps in schooling. For teenagers, learning in English can prove more difficult than for younger students. They also may be living with relatives or others they didn’t know, and the workings of an American school can be confusing.

Others experienced trauma, either in their home country or while crossing the border, and may need mental health help. Continue reading this article

California Almond Growing Becomes More Mechanized

This item from Stanislaus County has some fascinating frontline farm information about the changing job market in agriculture because of machinery. Almond trees are easy to manage, compared with pickier crops like peaches, so the nuts are growing in popularity among farmers.

Part of almond attractiveness is the application of mechanical technology. Farm robots and simpler machines have been improving rapidly in recent years, from hand-like pickers to milk robots to take care of the cows.

Actually, the mechanical almond picker shown in the video below doesn’t look that high-tech compared with some of the new gizmos.

The important point of the increased mechanization is the reduction of jobs, particularly for illegal aliens who account for many of the picker workforce. The good news is the reduced need for foreign workers; the bad news is Washington’s disregard for facts deemed inconvenient. Clearly advances in farm robotics lessen the need for foreign workers in the fields, just as in every other area of employment in America.

Almond boom has downside in fewer farm jobs, less crop diversity, Merced Sun-Star, September 27, 2014

The remarkable expansion of almond orchards in Stanislaus County has been an economic boom for growers, but it’s come at a price: fewer farm jobs and less crop diversity.

Literally millions of almond trees have been planted in the county during the past decade. Stanislaus agriculture officials calculate 160,200 acres of almonds were harvested last year, which is about double the acreage harvested 15 years ago.

Thousands of additional acres of almonds are being harvested for the first time this fall.

While many of those are new trees now growing on what had been non-irrigated pastures on the county’s east side, others have replaced once-coveted fruit trees, tomato fields, vegetable farms and dairies.

[. . .]

‘Less stress’ with almonds
“There was a time when you made more money growing a cling peach than an almond. That’s not the case anymore,” said Paul Van Konynenburg. His Stanislaus farming operation, Britton Konynenburg Partners, grows 1,100 acres of apples, cherries, apricots and peaches.

But Van Konynenburg said he’ll soon start planting some almond trees. Besides providing a higher return on investment per acre, he said, there’s “absolutely less stress … less headaches and less heartaches” growing almonds than growing fruit.

That’s particularly true because there are fewer labor issues to deal with in almond orchards. For one thing, Van Konynenburg said, farmworkers are “hard to come by” during the fruit harvest season.

“All our fruits are very labor-intensive,” he explained. At the peak of harvest, between his farm’s hired hands and contract laborers, “over 400 people are working” on his 1,100 acres west of Modesto.

Compare that with Trinitas Partners, which has more than 7,000 acres of almonds outside Oakdale. This season, Trinitas employed about 70 full-time and 100 seasonal workers. The Oakdale almond grower managed six times as much acreage with fewer than half as many farmworkers as the Modesto fruit grower.

“It’s not like back in the old days” when farm laborers did all the almond pruning, knocking and raking by hand, said Guadalupe Sandoval, who grew up in Riverbank. “My parents did that work back in the 1950s and 1960s.”

Almonds these days are mechanically harvested. The old joke about why farmers pronounce the word “almond” like they do – “because they have to knock the ‘l’ out of them during harvest” – has been modified, with the word “shake” replacing “knock.”

Machines shake trees, sweep up nuts, prune branches and spray chemicals in modern almond orchards.

“What used to take hundreds of workers is being done by machines now,” said Sandoval, who is managing director for the California Farm Labor Contractor Association. “I wish I could say (those machine operators) are making significantly more money (than hand laborers), but I don’t think they are.” Continue reading this article

Denmark: Arab Christians Are Threatened by Muslim Immigrants

When Christians flee majority-Muslim countries (like Lebanon — 60%), they don’t always escape hostile Muslims. Middle Eastern Christians in Denmark now report being forced to move away from Muslim neighborhoods because of the danger.

It’s unfortunate the Danes allowed Islamic immigration in the first place. They must have thought they were getting some swell diversity, but things haven’t worked out positively. The Danish critic of Islam, Lars Hedegard, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt, as did Kurt Westergaard, the edgy cartoonist who angered Muslims with his bomb-turban Mohammad drawing. Free speech is not a Muslim value.

You can find the video transcript at GatesOfVienna: Danish Muslims Attack Filthy Christians

The Lebanese woman in the video (pictured) — JoJo, an alias — was brave enough to show her face and speak out about the threat.

Muslim immigration is always a bad idea. They don’t get along with anyone. But that behavior is not surprising, since the Koran (5:51) commands: “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends.”

Here’s a written report from Denmark:

Christians flee Muslim-dominated areas in Denmark: “You get stoned … you should die … infidel … filthy Christians”, 10 News Denmark, September 28, 2014

“Christians with Middle Eastern backgrounds in Denmark experience harassment, verbal attacks and in some cases direct violence from Muslims. TV2 News has been in contact with a number of Christians here in Denmark that tells of violent experiences.

Jojo was born in Denmark of Lebanese parents. She lived in Gellerupparken (major Muslim ghetto) until she was eight.

One day she sat in her car in Norrebro (Muslim dominated area in Copenhagen). Seven young people with Arab background surrounded the car. One of them put his foot up on the hood and stared at her.

“Do you think I’m looking at you, you fucking ugly whore. Try to see what clothes you wear, bitch,’ he said to Jojo, who dress as Danish women – shorts and T-shirt in the summer.

Then he noticed the cross around her neck.

“Well, you have a cross on – then you are also a Christian fucking whore. Do you know what we do to people like you? Do you know what we do to people like you? You get stoned,’ he screamed. … Continue reading this article

AP Promotes Refugee Farmers

The Associated Press has a happy-talk story about African refugees being given plots of land — from “federal grants,” aka tax money — to grow vegetables, as if nobody else was responding to the increasing demand for fresh veggies.

Is farming a job Americans don’t want to do? Must we import illiterate foreigners to grow vegetables?

On the contrary, where I live in northern California at least, farmers’ markets have stalls of growers who are English-speaking Americans.

Below, Judith Redmond, a farmer at Full Belly Farm, selling her wheat berries and vegetables at the farmers market in Berkeley, California.

In addition, news outlets like stories of bored professionals who have chucked their office jobs for the the outdoor life. The BBC reported last year about The US professionals quitting the rat race to become farmers.

The New York Times described the modern locavore trend in At Midlife, Called to a New Field:

In recent years, as the local food movement has grown and farmers’ markets have proliferated, a new breed of back-to-the-landers has emerged. Some, like their predecessors in the 1960s and ’70s, are earnest, college-educated young people, turning their backs on professional career paths in favor of a life of hardscrabble idealism. But many others, homesteaders in their 40s and 50s, have already enjoyed the perks of professional life, and may even have made a fortune, or at least a comfortable nest egg.

To a large degree, the AP story is simply promoting Washington’s refugee program, which imports tribal people unlikely to assimilate, at the direction of the United Nations. The Rwandan woman described is typical of many refugees who have an “agrarian background” which presumably means little if any education. And why are agrarian people brought to America to grow food when they could as easily do it in their homelands, or nearby?

Below, a refugee from Burundi checks his vegetables at the Global Greens Farm in West Des Moines Iowa.

America as the world’s flophouse! Let’s celebrate diversity!

Refugees Settle in Thanks to Small Farm Plots, Associated Press, September 27, 2014

The rapidly rising demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables has created a robust new market for refugees who fled violence in their home countries and found peace in farming small plots of land in several U.S. cities.

With help from a federal grant program and local charities, refugees like Angelique Hakuzimana of Des Moines are now harvesting crops — some of which are native to their home countries — to meet local demand. They’re also finding their place in new communities through an activity many are accustomed to, the federal program director said.

Hakuzimana, 39, was displaced by war in Rwanda in 2009 and settled in Iowa through a program sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. On a recent September morning, she picked vegetables as farm manager Zach Couture read off an order sheet from a food cooperative.

She excitedly showed off rows of tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, kale, lettuce and eggplant planted as part of the Global Greens program through the Lutheran Services of Iowa. The hotel housekeeper also grows cassava, a carbohydrate-rich root that’s a dietary staple in Africa.

“I really like my garden. I like to work myself. Here you can do anything you like to do,” Hakuzimana said, at times struggling to find the English words to express her thoughts. “I’ve got a lot a food.”

The organization received $85,000 for its program, which offers farm plots on land owned by a West Des Moines church to 26 refugee families from several nations, including Bhutan, Burma, Burundi and Rwanda.

It’s one of 11 organizations to receive grants this year through the federal Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program, which started in 2003, provides about $1 million a year, said Ron Munia, director of the Division of Community Development in the Office of Refugee Services. The program also has funded plots in New York City; Buffalo, New York; Cleveland, Ohio; Honolulu, Hawaii; Nashville, Tennessee; Providence, Rhode Island; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Tampa, Florida. Continue reading this article

Muslim Reaction to Beheading of French Mountaineer is Disputed

Some in the West, like Canadian TV host Michael Coren, have voiced disapproval that Muslims residing in free nations do not protest the behavior of the active beheaders in their faith, particularly when Allah’s loyal acolytes routinely complain loudly about the smallest perceived slight from Europeans or Americans.

Following the recent beheading of French mountaineer Herve Gourdel (pictured), some France-residing Muslims apparently showed up with some #NotInOurName sentiments. The Associated Press interpreted the rallies as exhibiting “heartsick fury among Muslims in France.” Who knew?

Western Muslims, troubled, rally against extremism, Associated Press, September 26, 2014

PARIS — In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting that Islamic State extremists don’t speak for their religion. Many are also frustrated that anyone might think they do, and a backlash has already begun.

This week’s videotaped beheading of a French mountaineer by militants linked to the Islamic State group prompted heartsick fury among Muslims in France and elsewhere in Europe, torn between anger at the atrocities committed in the name of Islam and frustration that they have to defend themselves at all.

Herve Gourdel was the fifth Western hostage decapitated in recent weeks by Islamic extremists — this time, the militants said, as revenge for France’s decision to join airstrikes against the Islamic State group. [. . .]

If Europe-residing Muslim immigrants are truly “heartsick” about Islam being misrepresented, they are a little late to the parade. TheReligionOfPeace.com website keeps a running total of Allah-inspired deadly attacks since 9/11 — and counts more than 23,920 as of today.

In addition, Muslims are not required by Islam to tell the truth to infidels, so the statements of Muslims must be accorded proper skepticism. Taqiyya — deception — is a well discussed strategy in Islamic scriptures, particularly its use by Mohammad, considered the perfect man who should be emulated.

Also, Muslims complain about mythical “backlash” against their kind, which usually consists of a few unkind words at worst. There are no mobs of Europeans committing mass murder, as ISIS Muslims do in the Middle East.

The idea that Muslims are sad about infidels being slaughtered in the traditional style is also brought into question by the following somewhat sketchy refutation:

‘Stop asking me to apologise’ for jihadists, say French Muslims, France 24, September 27, 2014

As Muslims demonstrated against the “barbarism” of the Islamic State (IS) group outside the main mosque in Paris on Friday, pressure on the Muslim community to denounce Islamist militancy has been described as Islamophobic “madness”.

Friday afternoon’s demonstration follows this week’s murder of French hiker Hervé Gourdel, kidnapped in Algeria by the militant group calling themselves Jund al-Khalifa, which claims links to the IS group.

Many Muslims in France reacted spontaneously to express their disgust at the brutal killing. Online, the Twitter hashtag #NotInMyName – started by British Muslims to denounce the actions of the IS group – was taken up in France (#PasEnMonNom).

But despite the widespread anguish in France’s large Muslim community – the country’s Muslim population is estimated at upwards of five million, many of them of Algerian descent – expectations in some quarters that they should collectively criticise the extremists have caused a backlash. Continue reading this article

America’s Senator, Jeff Sessions, Condemns Policy of Admitting Illegal Aliens to Military

The latest anti-military effort from the White House is the plan to admit illegal aliens to America’s armed forces.

The announcement comes less than three months after the Pentagon retired thousands of soldiers as they served in Afghanistan (Sending pink slips to a war zone, NY Post, July 9). On September 22, it was reported that Army chief of staff Gen. Ray Odierno declared that thousands more active-duty troops could be cut.

But the administration wants to make a special place for its DACA foreigners, even as it discards loyal American service members.

On Friday, Senator Jeff Sessions issued a press release suggesting that the President’s policy is wrong-headed and harmful to Americans. He also pressed the case for returning the nation to legality in immigration rather than the present anarchy, dangerous to national security.

Sessions: President’s Program to Recruit Illegal Immigrants for Military will ‘Directly Displace’ U.S. Servicemembers during Time of Military Layoffs, September 26, 2014

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released a statement today concerning the President’s new effort to recruit illegal immigrants and visa overstays into the U.S. military. Sessions also detailed the actions the President should be taking, instead of pursuing an illegal executive amnesty:

“With an unprecedented illegal immigration crisis raging, the President announces not enforcement actions to reduce illegality, but yet one more in an endless series of executive actions to further undermine immigration law. Once more, he has taken unilateral executive action that signals to the world that our borders are not being enforced.

The President is launching a new effort to recruit illegal immigrants and visa overstays for the military at a time when thousands of career military personnel are facing layoffs—meaning that the President’s recruitment program will directly displace American military personnel. Military service is a high calling, and a noble career, and is most certainly not a job Americans won’t do.

The President has further pledged that, following the midterm elections, he will issue a sweeping executive amnesty for 5–6 million illegal immigrants and visa overstays. This executive amnesty will include work authorization, taking precious jobs directly from American workers at a time when 28.9 million Americans in their prime working years (25–54) don’t have a job.

In our economy, like our military, we have a shortage of jobs—not a shortage of workers.

Instead of circumventing the law to eliminate our immigration controls, any President who cares about the rule of law would instead be taking lawful, constitutional executive actions to restore those laws and end the illegality. Here are just a few of the concrete, lawful steps the President is duty-bound to undertake:

  • Complete the border fence that Congress has previously passed into law;
  • Create the exit-entry system to track foreign visa-holders, which Congress has repeatedly mandated;
  • Cancel visas to any country that won’t take back its own citizens;
  • Stop the improper issuance of billions of dollars in child tax credits to illegal immigrants,
  • Enforce the currently un-enforced public charge rule for immigrants to the U.S., both legal and illegal;
  • Crack down on abuse of the H-1B guest worker program that is displacing U.S. workers;
  • Increase, don’t reduce, prosecutions under the proven Operation Streamline;
  • Instead of suing states that are trying to enforce the law, target sanctuary cities that are defying the law; and
  • Cancel all meetings with pro-amnesty groups to plot executive amnesty, and instead meet with Chris Crane, Ken Palinkas, and Chris Cabrera (of ICE, USCIS, and Border Patrol). Instead of ordering them not to do their jobs, sit down with them ask what they need to end the lawlessness and restore integrity to our nation’s immigration system.”

BACKGROUND:

According Military.com, the U.S. must “get picky” in military recruiting due to force reductions.

ICE officers requested a meeting with President Obama over one-and-half years ago. The President refused the meeting, but invited illegal immigrants to meet in the Oval Office.

Oklahoma: Muslim Convert Beheads Coworker

The big Muslim news on Friday was the beheading murder in Oklahoma of a worker in a food processing plant by a recent Muslim convert, Alton Nolen. He attacked a second woman with a knife, but was fortunately stopped by man with a gun, Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff’s deputy and the company’s chief operating officer.

Nolen (pictured) was not killed from being shot and is expected to survive. He had just been fired from his job at the Vaughan Foods plant where the murder occurred, and where he also pestered coworkers to convert to Islam. He has a long rap sheet, heavy on drugs and including an assault on a police officer.

Here are a few thoughts: Nolen was already a violent man, but becoming a Muslim would give license to murder infidels. He offered islam as instructed by the Koran to his coworkers but they refused, so they got the knife — the old “Convert or Die” routine, discussed at length in Islamic scriptures.

It’s also common for Muslims to attack women and children in typical Religion of Bullies fashion. They never start a fair fight and prefer to gang up on healthy male opponents, for example when an American college student was beaten up by several Muslims in London for drinking beer.

Nolen is a born-here American citizen, but he converted to Islam when he was in prison. Islamic religious outreach does well in American prisons with a captive audience and the Muslim message of approved violence. Prisons welcome religious workers of all sorts, so jihad-inclined immigrants and other Muslims can make efficient use of the system to recruit new choppers.

Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace, Associated Press, September 26, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.

Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said police are waiting until Alton Nolen, 30, is conscious to arrest him in Thursday’s attack and have asked the FBI to help investigate after co-workers at Vaughan Foods in the south Oklahoma City suburb told authorities that he recently started trying to convert several employees to Islam.

Nolen severed the head of Colleen Hufford, 54, Lewis said.

“Yes, she was beheaded,” Lewis told The Associated Press before a Friday news conference.

Lewis said Nolen then stabbed Traci Johnson, 43, a number of times before Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff’s deputy and the company’s chief operating officer, shot him. Continue reading this article

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