USC Increases Diversity Funding to $100 Million

In 2012, I reported about UC Berkeley’s office of diversity having a budget of $17 million because it seemed stunningly excessive, but they are pikers compared to the University of Southern California.

Now USC at least has the excuse of being a private university so taxpayers were not dinged by this monumental stupidity. Perhaps when word gets out about $100 million for diversity, parents will nix the kiddies attending such a crazy place, as has happened to the University of Missouri. Mizzou suffered a 20 percent decline in enrollment (and a $32 million deficit) after last year’s racially inciteful protests which included free speech violations that were widely publicized.

Some of the extra millions are to set up scholarships for Mexicans and Syrians. Apparently the increasing devolution of liberal virtue requires screwing one’s own fellow citizens, including poor Americans of all races who need financial help. The great god Diversity must be worshipped with sacrifices — someone else’s, of course.

Will USC’s school spirit need to be axed if it upsets sensitive diverse students?

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Another example is Prescott College in Arizona which recently added a $30 fee to the $28,000 tuition in order to establish scholarships for illegal alien students. Again, small spuds compared to USC but the principle is the same.

American colleges are becoming more diverse anyway because foreign students often pay full tuition which helps keep the aging edifice financially alive. On Tuesday, the New York Times reported on the shameful use of recruiters to snare unqualified foreigners with fat checkbooks: Recruiting Students Overseas to Fill Seats, Not to Meet Standards. The upshot is that American students are being ill-served even by state schools funded by taxpayers.

Meanwhile, the innumerate USC students want lower tuition along with the millions for diversity. Grade school math anyone?

USC student govt. demands tuition freeze, $100M for diversity, by Anthony Gockowski, CampusReform.org, April 21, 2016

●  Provost Michael Quick announced in a campus-wide email that USC implement nearly all the measures called for in a January 2016 resolution

● The school will increase spending on diversity initiatives by $20 million, bringing the annual total to $100 million

● Student government also demanded a tuition freeze, but Quick rejected it while referring to the significant increase in diversity funding

The University of Southern California’s (USC) administration is promising to dish out millions of dollars in scholarship funds for Syrian and Mexican immigrants as part of a campus wide diversity initiative put forth by the school’s student government.

USC’s student senate passed a diversity resolution last November, calling on the university to invest $100 million in mandatory diversity classes while establishing new administrative positions, including a Title IX investigator; a vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion; a vice dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and an outside vendor to “conduct a campus climate diversity, equity, and inclusion survey annually.”

The resolution, which passed with a vote of 11-1, also demanded that the university “establish an endowed fund and allow for donations to be specifically directed towards this fund of $100 million for scholarships” for students and faculty “from underrepresented backgrounds.” Continue reading this article

House Immigration Committee: Two Mothers Tell of Children Killed by Illegal Aliens

On Tuesday, the House Immigration Subcommittee held a hearing titled The Real Victims of a Reckless and Lawless Immigration Policy: Families and Survivors Speak Out on the Real Cost of This Administration’s Policies.

We have seen crime victim families before, notably in America’s Senator Jeff Sessions’ thorough selection of testimonies last July (see my blog Senate Committee Hears from Families Whose Loved Ones Were Killed by Illegal Alien Criminals). However, the administration wants to import millions of additional Democrats, and a few dead Americans don’t seem to be a prohibitive price.

Chairman Trey Gowdy noted in his opening statement, “Surely we can all agree that protecting the public from violence and lawlessness is the pre-eminent function of government.” (If only the authorities followed that simple principle.)

Congressman Bob Goodlatte is Chair of the full Judiciary Committee and used his opening statement to review some facts about worsening illegal alien crime in America because of the administration’s permissive policies:

BOB GOODLATTE: I also want to express my deepest sympathy to the family members of Sarah Root and Joshua Wilkerson who were tragically killed by criminal aliens illegally present in the United States. Their mothers Michelle Root and Laura Wilkerson are here to share their stories under heartbreaking circumstances that no parent could be prepared for or should have to bear. Sarah Root was killed by an unlawful alien drunk driver less than three months ago. Only hours before her death she graduated from college with a 4.0 average and a degree in investigations. Tragically the Department of Homeland Security did not consider her killer an enforcement priority and did not issue a detainer for his arrest. As a result he posted a state bail bond and fled.

Joshua Wilkerson was tortured and murdered in 2010 by an alien who had overstayed his visa for eight years. The killer was arrested on a harassment charge only months before, but ICE did not seek to take custody. The district attorney who prosecuted the murder case couldn’t explain why ICE did not have an interest in him, despite the fact that ICE regularly reviewed the county jail roster,

Though these two young victims had unique life stories, their tragic deaths are linked by a common thread: they are two of the many innocent victims of the irresponsible policies of the Obama administration that promote the presence of dangerous criminal aliens in American communities. The American public has been misled by the enforcement priorities — deferred action and executive action — policies of this administration which categorize only certain quote unquote serious criminal aliens as worthy of immigration enforcement. However this administration’s actions demonstrate that it finds it acceptable to permit even serious criminal aliens to prey on our communities. The fact remains that illegal immigration has consequences. It is not a victimless crime, and for the families and friends of victims killed, maimed or otherwise hurt by aliens especially those who are illegally present, the consequences can be devastating. Continue reading this article

Ralph Peters: Saudi Arabia Is America’s Enduring Enemy

Saudi Arabia has been in the news recently and in a bad way, in particular about how Washington covered up the Kingdom’s complicity in the 9/11 attacks on America. On April 10, Sixty Minutes presented 28 Pages, a segment about the classified section of a Congressional inquiry into 9/11 and the possible existence of a Saudi support network for the hijackers while they were in the US preparing for the attacks.

It seemed obvious at the time that something funny was going on when over a hundred wealthy Saudis were allowed to fly out of the US on private jets a couple days after 9/11 when all other air travel was still grounded.

Ralph Peters was on Fox News Sunday, giving the Saudis some well deserved condemnation for funding jihad terror around the world. It was sobering when he said that there was a better chance in the long term for a rapprochement with evil Iran than any real reform in Saudi Arabia.

Listening to Peters expound upon Saudi evil, I was also reminded of the tens of thousands of students from the Kingdom who are taking up much desired American college slots. That situation exists thanks to President George W. Bush who thought US educations would be a swell way to improve relations between the countries after 9/11. He got together with Crown Prince Abdullah to set up the King Abdullah Scholarship Program and announced it in 2005. Only 2,500 Saudis attended US colleges in 2005, yet by 2015 the number had exploded to over 80,000 as a result of the scholarship program.

So America is also culturally enriched by the presence of many thousands of Saudis — not all of whom are housebroken in terms of non-drooling behavior toward women and driving a car with proper care. One scholarship recipient, Khalid Aldawsari, used his presence to plot an assassination of President Bush — a Saudi expression of gratitude probably. He was convicted in 2012.

Saudi students are well represented among foreigners attending American universities:

Here’s Ralph Peters’ opinion piece about the Saudis that got him interviewed on Fox.

How Saudi Arabia dangerously undermines the United States, By Ralph Peters, New York Post, April 16, 2016

Iran is our external enemy of the moment. Saudi Arabia is our enduring internal enemy, already within our borders and permitted to poison American Muslims with its Wahhabi cult.

Oh, and Saudi Arabia’s also the spring from which the bloody waters of global jihad flowed.

Iran humiliates our sailors, but the Saudis are the spiritual jailers of hundreds of millions of Muslims, committed to intolerance, barbarity and preventing Muslims from joining the modern world. And we help.

Firm figures are elusive, but estimates are that the Saudis fund up to 80% of American mosques, at least in part. And their goal is the same here as it is elsewhere in the world where Islam must compete with other religions: to prevent Muslims from integrating into the host society.

The Saudis love having Muslims in America, since that stakes Islam’s claim, but it doesn’t want Muslims to become Americans and stray from the hate-riddled cult they’ve imposed upon a great religion.

The tragedy for the Arabs, especially, has been who got the oil wealth. It wasn’t the sophisticates of Beirut or even the religious scholars of Cairo, but Bedouins with a bitter view of faith. The Saudis and their fellow fanatics in the oil-rich Gulf states have used those riches to drag Muslims backward into the past and to spread violent jihad. Continue reading this article

Security Costs of Boston Marathon Quadruple since 2013

On Monday morning, former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis committed a gaffe (i.e. the Kinsley definition meaning a politician telling the truth).

Asked by Maria Bartiromo about the Boston Marathon, Davis responded, “There’s been a significant increase in spending on security here; the costs have quadrupled over what it was in 2013.”

But he didn’t mention the dollar amount, and the host of the financial news show didn’t ask. So the remark was, strictly speaking, only a semi-gaffe.

Below, a helicopter tests for radiation along the Boston Marathon route.

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The increased dollar cost of security-strangled sports is entirely due to unwise immigration policies which admit historic enemies like Islam into the country. Another example was February’s Super Bowl, which was expensively guarded by around 60 government agencies.

Clearly the cost is known for the marathon, as the commissioner let slip, but authorities don’t want the little citizens to know how steep the price tag really is for diverse immigration.

Below, Muslim immigrants Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev exploded bombs in the 2013 Boston Marathon that killed three and injured dozens.

Pope Rescues 12 Muslims To Demonstrate How Europe Should Surrender to Islam

Pope Francis must have snoozed through Jesus’ instruction to his apostles to be “Wise as serpents” (Matthew 10:16) when preaching the Good News. Otherwise the pope wouldn’t have invited a dozen Syrian Muslims to reside in the Vatican. The group was composed of three families, including six children — appealing now, but some of them may grow into rapefugees, such is the common devolution of the second generation of Muslim immigrants.

Below, the pope welcomes his new Muslim neighbors, including photogenic kids.

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The pope could have rescued some Middle Eastern Christians who are being genocided out of existence in their homeland of two millennia, but he didn’t. Perhaps the Muslims provided more opportunity for virtue display. But it is disturbing that even the pope doesn’t care about Christian survival in the place where it all began.

It’s doubtful that the pope’s ostentatious do-goodery will last long, however. The Vatican isn’t much of a place to raise kiddies, particularly diverse ones needing instruction from imams, and the selection of cruelly slaughtered halal food is slim to none. Of course, the families may never see the actual inside of the Vatican in this stage-managed media performance. Whatever the logistics, the three families will end up with Italy caring for them after the media has lost interest in the story. At that point, the pope could be considered an illegal alien smuggler, not a good descriptor for a man of his social standing.

Does the pope know that ISIS plans to conquer Rome (meaning the Vatican) by 2020? Providing for the care and feeding of a few Muslim families won’t let him off the hook. And the Islamic defeat of Rome includes a televised beheading of the pope in St. Peter’s Square, just so there won’t be any confusion about who has won. Remember, the conquest of the world and turning it Islamic has been the ultimate goal pursued these last 1400 years, and the hijrah (conquest via immigration) allowed by Merkel’s crazy open-borders just makes the subjugation project much easier.

The pope is just another political elite selling Europeans out to the barbarians.

Pope Francis Brings 12 Muslim Refugees Back to Italy on Papal Plane, Breitbart.com, April 16, 2016

In a “gesture of welcome,” Pope Francis took three families of Syrian refugees with him in the papal plane on his return to Rome from the Greek island of Lesbos Saturday.

The Vatican said it will assume responsibility for the upkeep of the three families, and has enlisted the community of Sant’Egidio to provide the initial hospitality.

Two of the families come from Damascus, and the other from Deir Azzor, in the area occupied by the Islamic State, and all three families had their homes bombed during the Syrian civil war. Continue reading this article

Salvadoran Deportees Get US Dollars at Home

Illegal alien job thieves get deported to their true home of El Salvador — so far, so good. But then the moochers get money from the US government to start their own businesses in Salvador, as a consolation prize, apparently.

The program costs $50,000, so it’s a minor amount given the daily profligacy that is the Washington norm. But when the government is $19 trillion in the hole, that’s when egregiously wasteful spending needs to be cut.

The only program I can recall that compares in governmental spending depravity was Washington’s partnership with Mexico to deliver free-to-them food stamps to Mexican illegal aliens.

Oh, and the IRS commissioner testifying last week that the agency encourages illegal aliens to use stolen Social Security numbers to collect refunds fraudulently.

Lawbreaking aliens get American taxpayer cash — that’s the administration’s values at work, namely foreigners over citizens. And there seems to be no follow-up to see whether the money is actually used to start businesses, or is just spent on whatever.

Here’s the text version of the report:

It’s all your money: US aiding business start-ups — for illegal aliens, By James Rosen, Fox News, April 16, 2016

Read the fine print on the Small Business Administration’s website, and you’ll find that the agency does not provide the funds to “start or grow” a small business – the engine of the American economy, providing roughly three-quarters of all new jobs. Rather, the SBA provides offers loan guarantees to the banks and lenders that do provide seed money.

So it might come as a surprise to American entrepreneurs that there is at least one group to whom the federal government is providing direct assistance for business start-ups: illegal aliens. In fact, these recipients of your taxpayer funds fall into an even more restricted category: illegal aliens who have been deported back to their native land. Continue reading this article

Boston Prepares Security for Upcoming Marathon

April 15 is the third anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and the area is getting ready for this year’s run, which takes place on Monday (Patriots’ Day, the third Monday in April). Given the terrible attacks of 2013, anti-jihad precautions are now a big part of the world’s oldest annual marathon.

One of the effects of unwise immigration (particularly admitting millions of historic enemies) is Security Strangled Sports on the occasion of major events like big-city marathons and the Super Bowl. The price tag for extra protection has exploded; for example San Francisco’s police overtime for this year’s Super Bowl was $3 million, and that’s just one item in a long list of more than 20 local, state and federal agencies taking part in security efforts.

The 2012 London Olympics cost $2 billion for security, and safety measures included surface-to-air rocket batteries installed on the roofs of nearby apartment buildings.

Diversity doesn’t come cheap, especially with open borders and Islam immigration.

Below, Muslim immigrant brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev exploded bombs in the 2013 Boston Marathon as an act of jihad against American infidels.

One precaution being taken for this year’s Boston race has been low-flying helicopter sweeps to detect any unusual levels of radiation which could indicate a dirty bomb. Interestingly, the same sort of chopper checks were flown for the Super Bowl last winter also.

Helicopter tests for radiation along Boston Marathon route, CBS News, April 14, 2016

BOSTON — As the city prepares for its third Boston Marathon since two homemade bombs exploded at the 2013 race, security is being stepped up on the ground and in the air.

The federal government’s radiation-detecting helicopter flew over the Boston Marathon route on Wednesday, CBS Boston station WBZ reported.

“Just as a precautionary measure, it doesn’t mean that anybody expects that something will happen,” Mark Parsons of the National Nuclear Security Administration told WBZ. Continue reading this article

Minnesota: Still Trying to Prevent Jihad with Expensive Social Programs

How insane is a government policy that continues to import a tribe of people who resist assimilation and present a danger to the law-abiding citizens? Furthermore, that group — the Somalis — requires extensive expensive programs to keep the young male combatants from blowing up the place, and those programs don’t work. When an American filmmaker visited Minneapolis las May, he found that many local Muslims rejected the Constitution and would rather have head-choppy sharia law. Nevertheless, the Obama administration admits 800 Somali foreigners per month.

Below, four Somalis out of six who were arrested in Minnesota in 2014 for trying to join ISIS.

In 2011, I wrote Somali Immigrants in Minnesota: Import a Problem, Then Pay to Try to Fix It, focused on the Congressional testimony of the St. Paul police chief describing his taxpayer-funded outreach efforts to Somali youth. No discernible progress has been made since then.

One assimilation case was Abdullahi Mohamud Yusuf (pictured), who was nabbed at the airport on his way to join ISIS. The Minnesota-nice authorities decided to train him to “coach basketball, mentor other teens,” but a couple months later Yusuf violated his cushy terms of prison avoidance and was back in custody. Oh well!

Muslim diversity is very resistant to retraining to western culture, so it’s better to leave them in their own Islamic nations. Why welcome historic enemies inside the gates?

In the latest Somali assimilation report from Minnesota, even ultra-lib National Public Radio admits that outreach doesn’t work, but heck, more social programs are always better!

The headline says it all:

Whether It Works Or Not, U.S. Anti-Radicalization Plan Can Benefit Communities, NPR, April 3, 2016

In the ongoing investigation into the Brussels terrorist attacks, most of the attention is on one neighborhood called Molenbeek. Many of the terrorists responsible for both the attacks in Brussels, and in Paris last November, lived in Molenbeek.

The closest you can get to an analogous city in the U.S. is Minneapolis, Minn., home to the largest Somali community in the country. One in 4 of the more than 250 Americans who have tried to join ISIS are from Minnesota.

Now, the federal government is stepping in to stop this trend. The Department of Justice is giving money to local community groups in effort to create alternative paths for young people who might be vulnerable to the ISIS message.

This week on For the Record: How one community is taking on the Islamic State.

Both Mohamud Noor and Mohamed Mohamud have dedicated their lives to fixing this problem.

Noor is executive director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota; Mohamud is executive director of the state’s Somali American Parent Association.

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As Mohamud Noor explains, youth recruitment to radical groups didn’t start with ISIS. “It started with al-Shabab way back almost nine years ago.”

Al-Shabab is the radical Islamist group that’s been embroiled in the long civil war in Somalia. In 2006 and 2007, more than 20 people from Minnesota left to fight with al-Shabab in Somalia. Continue reading this article

Germany: Robots Will Take Human Jobs

This DW report presents the common pretend-balance of saying automation may take jobs or it may create new ones. But why would companies invest many millions of dollars (or euros) to install smart machines in manufacturing if they weren’t far cheaper in the long run? There will be some new tech jobs coming out of the technology revolution, but only a handful by comparison. Millions of workers around the world have already been replaced by machines with worse to come, and most governments are ignoring the changes in the workplace.

The ING Bank report cited reflects the same findings as the 2013 Oxford University study that found nearly half of jobs will be replaced by smart machines in 20 years.

VOICE-OVER: The Schunk Company produces robot grippers. Demand for automation is enormous, but so are the potential costs. A new study by ING Bank says automation will cost Germany up to 18 million jobs over the next 20 years, replacing one out of every two workers with robots.

CARSTEN BRZESKI (ING-DiBa Chief Economist): It’s becoming clear that this industrial revolution is quite unlike the old one. I’m afraid that in the end, it’s going to destroy more jobs than it creates.

VOICE-OVER: Germany is already a global leader when it comes to the number of industrial robots in operation. Only South Korea and Japan have more automated production than Germany. The Schunk Company is already working on the next generation of industrial robots. The machines are meant to increase productivity, of course, but they’re not intended to replace people. Intelligent robots are designed to work independently side-by-side with their human counterparts

HENRIK A. SCHUNK (Schunk CEO): Thanks to the cooperation between humans and machines, jobs that would normally leave the country will stay in Germany and that’s a good thing. Robotic assistants will end up saving jobs.

VOICE-OVER: One way or another, automation is here to stay. Whether it will cost jobs or create them remains to be seen.

What’s puzzling is why Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has pursued her insanely dangerous open borders policy of admitting millions of unskilled unfriendly Muslims who are violent toward women. In 2010 she declared multiculturalism to be a failure in her country. Merkel has shown a lot of interest in robots, so she cannot claim ignorance of future unemployment trends.

Below, Chancellor Angela Merkel tries out a robotic arm during her visit to the KUKA industrial robotics factory on March 13, 2015, in Augsburg, Germany.

So why the nation-killing immigration insanity on Merkel’s part when she knows the automation future is coming? Her policy choices in this area are bewildering.

One larger lesson for all first world nations should be that immigration of any sort is a social policy that has played out:

Automation makes immigration obsolete.

 

Romanians Protest Mega-Mosque in Bucharest

In Eastern Europe, the people have not forgotten the centuries of brutal Ottoman rule. So when mosques are protested by locals, that hated history is what people do not want repeated.

On Sunday, a group of Romanians assembled to protest a mega-mosque planned for Bucharest

CROWD: (Klaus Johhanis is president of Romania) Johhanis the traitor, Johhanis the traitor…

Pity, pity, pity for the bloodshed, Pity, pity, pity for the blood shed… (i.e. Romania’s 700-800 years of war against the Ottoman invasions) Continue reading this article

Drunk Driving Illegal Alien Kills Woman, Is Bailed Out and Disappears

Funny how after all these years of Americans being run down by drunk driving illegal aliens, the crime of inebriated vehicle operation by unlawful foreigners is still not taken seriously by authorities. One recent example was of the preventable death of 21-year-old Sarah Root of Omaha Nebraska. Had illegal alien DREAMer type Edwin Mejia not been given refugee status by the open-borders administration and sent home, he wouldn’t have been around to kill an innocent young American. Worse, the government doubled its guilt by releasing the alien killer from jail instead of holding him for trial.

Below, illegal alien Edwin Mejia (left) killed Sarah Root, yet was allowed to post bond from jail and disappear.

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A Monday report on Fox News provided a quick summary of a very disturbing case:

ABBY HUNTSMAN: We’re looking at this story of an illegal immigrant on the run, accused of killing a young woman in a drunken street-racing accident. Edwin Mejia was arrested and posted bail — you can see him here in Nebraska — but immigration officials never detained him — why? Well they say his crimes didn’t meet ICE’s quote “enforcement priorities.” William La Jeunesse is live for us from our West Coast newsroom. William, walk us through what happened here and why they let this guy go.

WILLIAM LA JEUNESSE: The big question is why would the administration let this illegal immigrant out of jail just days after killing a woman, despite a plea from cops and a previous warrant. So 21-year-old Sarah Root had just graduated from college when police say Edwin Mejia plowed into her car drunk without a license. Omaha police put him in jail, asked ICE to detain him while prosecutors prepared their homicide case. ICE refused, saying Mejia’s arrest did not meet their enforcement priorities as outlined by the president and Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson.

Outraged Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse tried but failed to get a straight answer from ICE Director Sara Saldana:

SASSE: If an illegal alien kills an American citizen, should ICE let that person go free?

SALDANA: There will be criminal consequences.

SASSE: We don’t know where the man is.

LA JEUNESSE: So Saldana said they couldn’t hold Mejia because Root wasn’t dead; that wasn’t true. She also claimed that ICE didn’t have time to hold him. Well police called four times starting at 7:30 in the morning for ICE to issue that detainer, they were refused. Twelve hours later they let him go.

HUNTSMAN: That begs the question: if this guy wasn’t an enforcement priority, then who is?

LA JEUNESSE: DHS policy says they will only hold the suspect if he has a prior felony conviction, saying last week quote “Based on the totality of circumstances involved when arrested, ICE decided not to issue a detainer at the time. Now, however, he’s ON ICE’s Ten Most Wanted list. That’s little consolation to Sarah’s father.

SCOTT ROOT: I don’t know what else I can say, they can’t bring her back. Somebody’s gotta be held accountable, you know, apparently he isn’t.

LA JEUNESSE: Mejia, who came to the border in 2013 as a minor was allowed to stay as a refugee; jumped bail. Police believe he is now back in Honduras.

In a related item about the drastically reduced public safety in this country caused by Obama administration policies, the video below notes that the Migration Policy Institute has found that 820,000 illegal immigrants in the US have been convicted of crime. Manhattan Institute scholar Heather MacDonald remarked about the Root killing, “The ultimate agenda is to delegitimize deportation entirely as a response to illegal immigration. We cannot even deport illegal alien criminals. And once we lose deportation as a response to illegal entry, we have basically ceded the borders completely.”

This story provides details about Senator Sasse’s attempt to get some response out of the useless Sarah Saldana:

Vehicular homicide not enough to detain illegal immigrants: DHS, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, April 4, 2016

Even being convicted of homicide isn’t enough to ensure illegal immigrants are detained by federal agents, the government’s top deportation official said in a letter to Congress released Monday.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana said neither Obama administration policy nor federal law required her agency to detain Edwin Mejia, who arrived in the U.S. illegally as part of the surge of unaccompanied children from Central America, after he was charged with vehicular homicide in Nebraska. Continue reading this article

Government Screening Won’t Stop Second-Generation Jihad

AdamShafiJihadWannaBeSunday’s New York Times had a cautionary tale, but perhaps not the one it intended. Silicon Valley executive Sal Shafi worried that his 22-year-old son Adam (pictured) had turned to jihad and contacted the FBI with his concerns. The young man was arrested and in December he was indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of providing material support to the al-Nusrah Front in Syria.

The Times piece focuses on the father’s anguish about ratting out his kid and landing him in jail. Shafi wished for a middle ground between doing nothing and putting the kid in the slammer, and sought to develop an intervention approach that could be used. That didn’t work out, and Shafi ended up feeling wronged by the government, warning parents with a similar problem, “Don’t even think about going to the government.”

In fact, Sal Shafi seems like an outstanding father, taking all the steps for his son that a born-here American would do. And there’s the rub: among Muslim immigrant children, the normal separation process from the parents can sometimes take the form of jihad. The immigrant parents are busy getting settled among strangers in a new culture, while born-here kids or immigrants who arrived young have different issues.

The kids may feel not quite American, depending on the home life, and tend to hang out with other young people of the same demographic, hence the common formation of gangs among second-generation youth.

The problem of young Muslims turning jihad is common: thousands have left Europe to fight in the Middle East, rejecting the freedoms that westerners treasure. The Tsarnaev brothers who bombed the Boston Marathon, had plenty of opportunities handed to them, but preferred to kill for allah. Dozens of young Somalis have left Minnesota for their ancestral home for jihad.

I have a book in the stack titled, Europe’s Angry Muslims: The Revolt of the Second Generation that expresses where much of the trouble lies.

Mass-murdering jihad cannot be screened out by careful investigation of new immigrants — such as the Syrian refugees Obama is rushing to admit — because it can reappear in later generations. Muslim immigration is a bad idea, period.

Only Hard Choices for Parents Whose Children Flirt With Terror, New York Times, April 9, 2016

FREMONT, Calif. — The banging on the door jolted Sal Shafi awake.F.B.I. agents were looking for his son. “Where’s Adam?” they yelled. “Where’s Adam?”

Terrified, Mr. Shafi led the agents, guns drawn, up the stairs toward his son’s bedroom. He watched as they led his 22-year-old son away in handcuffs, backed by evidence of Adam Shafi’s terrorist ambitions.

He had come to the attention of officials not by a well-placed informant or a sting operation. His father, concerned and looking for help, had simply picked up the phone and led the government right to his son. For months, over the objections of his lawyer, Mr. Shafi had been talking to the F.B.I., believing he was doing the right thing.

“My God,” he thought, soon after the arrest in July. “I just destroyed Adam.”

Had things been different, Mr. Shafi, 62, a Silicon Valley executive, might have become a much-needed spokesman for the Obama administration’s counterradicalization campaign. Who better to talk to other parents about the seductive pull of terror organizations? Trust the government, he would tell them. They do not want to take away your children. Continue reading this article

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