This is what Obama is allowing into this country. I know several people (Jews among them) who are trying to get out of Europe and Canada, and they are prohibited from emigrating. These include the best of people, businessmen (who would bring jobs), doctors, etc. They have met years of red tape and denial. Further, I must field three or four emails a day from former Muslims in Egypt, Mauritania, Gaza, etc., begging me to help them escape their dangerous circumstances. Again, brick wall.
But jihadists with "insurgent histories"? Welcome. Why? "Refugee resettlement."
A former Iraqi insurgent named Waad Ramadan Alwan has pleaded guilty to jihad/terrorism charges (providing assistance to Al Qaeda in Iraq and attempting to send weapons overseas). Alwan pleaded guilty to 23 charges, including conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals abroad, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, and attempting to provide material support to terrorists for showing an individual diagrams of IEDs and how they could be constructed. Both men were living in the United States and had been granted refugee status despite their involvement with insurgency in Iraq. Alwan allegedly was part of the insurgency from 2003 until May 2006 when he was arrested by Iraqi authorities. He came to the U.S. in 2009.
US policy regarding the refugee resettlement program would shock most Americans, if they only knew. The UN picks who becomes US refugees. Christians are being refused refugee status and face persecution and many times certain death for their religious beliefs under the sharia, while whole Muslim communities are entering the US by the tens of thousands per month despite the fact that they face no religious persecution.
It is horrifying that Afghan Christians are being refused refugee status by the UN and many Western nations, including Britain. The UN claims that Afghan Christians do not meet the criteria for refugees under Statute 6B of the UN High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR), which requires refugees to have "a well founded fear of persecution by reason of his race, religion, nationality or political opinion."
Since 1976, millions of new citizens have entered America as legal humanitarian refugees, according to reports of the US State Department. The Somalis are certified as "humanitarian refugees" under our State Department rules. Whole Muslim communities are imported into the United States, and 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 cities who receive these huge numbers are determined by Refugee Councils. And yet back in October 2008, Muslim UN employees were "discouraging" applications for resettlement from the desperate Christian Iraqis. The Christian Iraqi population has since been decimated. By buying into the argument that Islam is a religion of peace and ignoring the penalties for apostasy, we are sentencing thousands of Christians to martyrdom and forcing others to live in the shadows in dire poverty. We need to demand that our government provide protection and asylum for Christian apostates.
Humanitarian refugees have literally won the proverbial lottery. Typically, they receive green cards as resident aliens within a year of arrival and are eligible to become full US citizens within five years, unless they violate our immigration laws, commit a felony or are deported. In the process they are provided with cash stipend and social services assistance from federal, state, NGO’s and voluntary agency contractors.
The irony is the mandate of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) determines which of the world’s huddled masses comes to the US as humanitarian refugees. UNHCR trends for 2006 indicate that worldwide there were more than 32.9 million ‘persons of concern’ with approximately one third defined as ‘refugees’. Major refugee ‘hot spots’ include the Horn of Africa with Somalia, Darfur in the Sudan and Ethiopia, Iraq, Pakistan and Myanmar. The US is the third highest ranked country in terms of hosting refugees. The annual budget for the UNHCR is over $1.7 billion derived from government contributions, foundation grants and donations. A veritable cottage industry of federal and state alphabet soup agencies, NGO’s and voluntary agencies or VOLAG contractors has sprung up to facilitate absorption of humanitarian refugees. (more here)
This is no accident. We know that the UN is driven largely by the largest bloc of countries, the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation). The OIC is one of the largest intergovernmental organizations in the world.
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is a religious and political organization. Close to the Muslim World League of the Muslim Brotherhood, it shares the Brotherhood's strategic and cultural vision: that of a universal religious community, the Ummah, based upon the Koran, the Sunna, and the canonical orthodoxy of shari'a. The OIC represents 56 countries and the Palestinian Authority (considered a state), the whole constituting the universal Ummah with a community of more than one billion three to six hundred million Muslims.The OIC has a unique structure among nations and human societies. The Vatican and the various churches are de facto devoid of political power, even if they take part in politics, because in Christianity, as in Judaism, the religious and political functions have to be separated. Asian religions, too, do not represent systems that bring together religion, strategy, politics, and law within a single organizational structure. (More from Bat Yeor)
The OIC is a unique organization — one that has no equivalent in the world. It unites the religious, economic, military, and political strength of 56 states. By contrast, the European Union represents half as many states and is a secular body only, and the Vatican — which speaks for the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics — is devoid of any political power. Many Muslims in the West resist the OIC’s tutelage and oppose its efforts to supplant Western law with sharia. But the OIC’s resources are formidable.
The organization has numerous subsidiary institutions collaborating at the highest levels with international organizations in order to implement its political objectives worldwide. Its main working bodies are the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), which seeks to impose on the West the Islamic perception of history and civilization; the Observatory of Islamophobia, which puts pressure on Western governments and international bodies to adopt laws punishing “Islamophobia” and blasphemy; and the newly created Islamic International Court of Justice. As stated in its 1990 Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, the OIC is strictly tied to the principles of the Koran, the Sunnah, and the sharia. In a word, the OIC seeks to become the reincarnation of the Caliphate.
Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charges in Kentucky ABC News
A former Iraqi insurgent named Waad Ramadan Alwan has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. Alwan and co-conspirator Mohanad Shareef Hammadi were arrested in Bowling Green, Ky., in May 2011 for allegedly providing assistance to Al Qaeda in Iraq and attempting to send weapons overseas.
Alwan pleaded guilty to 23 charges, including conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals abroad, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, and attempting to provide material support to terrorists for showing an individual diagrams of IEDs and how they could be constructed.
Alwan will be sentenced April 3, 2012; he faces 25 years to life in prison. Hammadi is awaiting trial and has pleaded not guilty.
Both men were living in the United States and had been granted refugee status despite their involvement with insurgency in Iraq. Alwan allegedly was part of the insurgency from 2003 until May 2006 when he was arrested by Iraqi authorities. He came to the U.S. in 2009.
The FBI began to investigate Alwan in September 2009 and used an informant to obtain information about his involvement with the insurgency in Iraq. According to court papers filed in the case, during one meeting with the FBI’s informant Alwan allegedly said that he was skilled with sniper rifle and said his “lunch and dinner would be an American [solider].” Alwan also allegedly discussed how he would assemble bomb components and place roadside IEDs after curfew in Iraq.
In November 2010 Alwan participated with the FBI informant in moving machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, Stinger missiles and plastic explosives from a storage facility to a truck that Alwan had been told was going to be used to ship the weapons overseas to Iraq. Alwan later recruited Hammadi to help him move weapons and cash to the tractor trailer. The FBI was secretly videotaping the men loading the container. The two men in March 2011 allegedly picked up two Stinger missiles from the storage facility and delivered them to the tractor trailer where they belived the items would be shipped to Al Qaeda in Iraq.
This case garnered politicial attention earlier this year when some members of Congress, led by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), demanded that Alwan be sent to Guantanamo Bay or transfered to military custody. McConnell stated that Kentucky would be a terrorist target because of the Justice Department’s bringing this case in federal court.
On June 14, 2011, McConnell said in a statement, “Sending them to Gitmo is the only way we can be certain there won’t be retaliatory attacks in Kentucky. Sending them to Gitmo is the only way we can prevent Kentuckians from having to cover the cost and having to deal with the disturbances and disruptions that would come with a civilian trial. And sending them to Gitmo is the best way to ensure that they get what they deserve.”
“The successful investigation, arrest, interrogation and prosecution of Mr. Alwan demonstrates the effectiveness of our intelligence and law enforcement authorities in bringing terrorists to justice and preventing them from harming the American people,” said Lisa Monaco, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s National Security Division.
Asked for a comment about the guilty plea, in a statement Sen. McConnell said on Friday night, “Today’s plea of guilt by Alwan, who boasted of killing US troops in a warzone overseas, and bragged that his ‘lunch and dinner would be an American’, confirms that he was a combatant who was associated with enemy forces overseas. The military should have had custody of him to begin with for purposes of intelligence, detention and punishment.”