Not good. Not good at all. One reader fears,
" We've had nothing but trouble from the Somalis [in Nashville]- Atlas], including a scandal at their community center involving hundreds of thousands of dollar, serial rapes and attempted murder over an argument about Judaism! Itt was covered by our local NBC affilliate but NOTHING has been done. The somalis are also the foot soldiers for the muslim brotherhood here and are aligned with the al qaeda mosque. My question is how did we become centers for immigration without any input from the community or public notification? And how do we take political action on this?"
Emporia, Kansas is a small city of perhaps, 28,000 people, near the eastern Flint Hills in the sunflower state. Emporia has a major beef processing plant for Tyson Foods with over 2,000 employees. Dolly Madison Bakery and Hopkins Manufacturing are other major employers, as well.
Emporia is going through an influx of Somali Muslims, who may account for upwards of 1,000 residents in this small city. It is also, according to this Emporia Gazette article, about to have an influx of upwards of another 400 Somalis. About 400 Somali refugees currently work at Tyson.
For the calendar year ended September 30, 2007, more than 7,500 Somali refugees came to the U.S, out of a total of 17,000 African “humanitarian refugees”
Because the Somalis are certified as ‘humanitarian refugees’ under our State Department rules, they are supported by social services provided by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The ORR in turn contracts via state Departments of Social Services with providers such as Catholic Charities to deliver services. U.S. Taxpayers are picking up the tab, so food processors like Tyson couldn’t be happier, given the tightness of the low skilled labor pool in the vicinity.
Emporia is rapidly becoming a major destination for these tough foot soldiers of Islam. Because of its size, not unlike what happened to Lewiston, Maine another small city that has experienced difficulties with Somali immigrants, this influx will have a substantial and taxing impact. We have written about problems of assimilating Muslim Somali refugees in other heartland cities such as Indianapolis, Indiana, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lincoln, Nebraska, Kansas City, Kansas, Nashville, Tennessee to name a few.
What is consternating is that the Somalis are being recruited for what is clearly the lowest of low end jobs-butchering and meat packing - at Tyson’s processing plant in Emporia, The previous pool of workers, Hispanic immigrants, aren’t taking the positions.
It is a pattern that occurred in Lincoln, Nebraska at another beef processor, Swift & Co. There, in May of this year, 70 of 120 Somali butchers and meat packers quit their jobs because of insufficient “prayer time” was given them. While they subsequently returned, this eruption of Muslim resentment left the locals, flummoxed as to what to do. As noted in the Lincoln Star Journal:
Similar requests for workplace accommodations of Muslim religious obligations have become common around the country, says Muslim advocates. “I don’t know how it’s going to work, and I feel bad about it,” said Dan Hoppes, president of Local 22 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
Will the experience in Lincoln be repeated on a larger scale with the significant Somali work force at Tyson’s in Emporia? Probably so. Islamist Mosques will sprout up and Imams will doubtless deliver fire breathing Friday sermons filled with the usual incitement to hate against the Somalis welcoming hosts. the ‘unbelievers’ or kuffirs in Emporia. Perhaps Tyson meat packers might succeed in extracting prayer time and wudus or foot baths, will follow. Just as their Somali cousins did in Lincoln with able assistance of Muslim Brotherhood front group, CAIR. Who knows, even female genital mutilation, spousal abuse and other traits common to the Somalis will burst forth upon the local scene in Emporia. To quote the Emporia Gazette article:
The news cheered Fardusa Council, community liaison for Tyson, and Emporia Refugee Resettlement Alliance members laughed when she responded, “Hurry up and bring ’em so I can shut off my phone.”
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UPDATE: US says Bhutanese are intimidated? WTF?