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  • Germany’s Imam Mamoun Darkazanli: Al-Qaeda's Alleged Financier and Logistician

    08/28/2010 12:52:03 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/27/2010 | Derek Henry Flood
    Police in Hamburg shut down the notorious al-Quds mosque, renamed the Taiba mosque in 2008, led by German-Syrian national and voluntary imam Mamoun Darkazanli. Darkazanli (a.k.a. Abu Ilyas al-Suri) has been a suspected al-Qaeda operative, primarily as a financier and logistician, in the European Union for close to two decades. Long active in al-Qaeda circles, Darkazanli first surfaced on the radar of Western intelligence agencies when he purportedly helped procure a cargo ship named “Jennifer” for Osama bin Laden as early as 1993 (Hamburger Abendblatt, October 16, 2004). Germany’s Bundeskriminalamt (BKA- Federal Criminal Police Office) admitted that it had been...
  • Pro-Refugee Mayor of Rutland, VT Humiliated in Stunning Re-Election Bid Defeat

    03/09/2017 8:14:32 AM PST · by davikkm · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    “Five-term incumbent Mayor Chris Louras of Rutland, Vermont was defeated this Town Meeting Day. He lost to Alderman Dave Allaire by a margin of 52 percent to 34 percent. Allaire swept all four wards,” WCAX reported Tuesday night. “Louras had beaten Allaire in two previous mayoral elections,” Seven Days Vermont reported. It was not even close on Tuesday, as Louras (pictured) was crushed in a humiliating defeat that was as much a rejection of his personal character as it was of his pro-refugee policies. Louras made headlines last year when it was reported that, beginning in 2015, he secretively attempted...
  • ‘Trump is Right, in a Way’: These Christian Syrians in Pa. Back the Travel Ban

    02/01/2017 6:41:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/30/17 | Jose A. DelReal
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Hookah smoke drifted through the restaurant as Elias Shetayh and Aziz Wehbey spoke intently about their support for President Trump, whose temporary halt on immigration from war-torn Syria — their homeland — had touched off a political firestorm. Nearby, a waitress carried out several platters of Mediterranean food to a large Arab American family. Trump is right, in a way, to do what he’s doing,” Shetayh said, discussing the executive order banning certain immigrants from entry into the United States. “This country is going into a disaster. Allentown and surrounding Lehigh County have one of the country’s...
  • Australia: Muslim migrant mob beat beachworkers “senseless”

    12/18/2016 9:47:14 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 50 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | DECEMBER 18, 2016 | CHRISTINE WILLIAMS
    It isn’t enough that Muslim migrants are sexually assaulting children, seniors and scores of women throughout Europe, now in Australia, “a rampaging mob of 30 African migrants beat two men senseless during an unprovoked and horrifying attack on a beach.” In recent years, gangs of mostly Sudanese men have terrorised Melbourne suburbs with a spate of burglaries, rape, assault, and carjackings. Police have said the gangs seem to be motivated by pleasure, warning: “Drugs or money aren’t the driver. It’s purely for the fun. They’re getting off on humiliating their victims.” Apparently nothing else is expected of these “wild animals”...
  • At present rate, almost 14,000 Syrians would enter US this fiscal year, 98% Muslim

    12/18/2016 2:36:04 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 30 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | December 18, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    Will Donald Trump follow through beginning on day 1? Two days ago, I reported on the total number of refugees being rushed in to the US right now presumably to beat an expected cut-off of resettlement from at least some countries (terror-producing) of the world after Donald Trump becomes President on January 20th. And, although we reported new proposed sites have been placed on hold (see Bloomington, IN), there are still plenty of existing sites where refugees are being placed at the highest rate in recent memory. Here is a map from Wrapsnet.org showing the numbers and placement of Syrians...
  • ELECTION THROWS US PLANS FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES INTO QUESTION

    11/27/2016 12:21:58 PM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 27, 2016 | WILSON RING
    RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Arabic language classes are drawing 25 to 30 people a week in preparation for the new arrivals in town. High school students are helping collect furniture and housewares for them, and employers have inquired about giving them jobs. For the past several months, Rutland has been getting ready to receive 100 mostly Syrian refugees beginning early next year. But with Donald Trump taking office in late January, Rutland's plans and those of other U.S. cities that have agreed to take in people fleeing the civil war have been thrown into question, given the incoming president's hostility...
  • Turkish President Threatens To Reopen Borders To Hundreds Of Thousands Of Migrants

    11/25/2016 2:58:04 AM PST · by Fennie · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 25, 2016 | Associated Press
    ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the European Union that if it continues threatening his country he will open the border gates and allow hundreds of thousands of migrants to flood into EU countries. Erdogan, in a speech Friday, reacted furiously to a non-binding resolution approved the previous day by the European Parliament demanding that the bloc freeze membership negotiations with Turkey over the government's heavy-handed crackdown following a failed coup in July. "We are the ones who feed 3-3.5 million refugees in this country. You have betrayed your promises," Erdogan told the EU. "If you go...
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US

    12/19/2015 8:22:37 PM PST · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | James Gordon Meek Brian Ross
    Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. In the wake of the Kentucky case, the U.S. halted the refugee program for Iraqis for six months, a fact the Obama administration did not disclose to Congress at the time, officials told ABC News in the 2013 investigation.
  • Judicial Watch: Federal Contractor Tells Local Official to Keep Syria Refugee Plans Secret

    10/07/2016 3:48:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    judicialwatch.org ^ | Oct. 7, 2016
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 128 pages of documents it obtained from the mayor of Rutland, Vermont, showing a concerted effort by the mayor and a number of private organizations to conceal from the public their plans to resettle 100 Syrian refugees into the small southern Vermont town. The documents include an April 14, 2016, email from Amila Merdzanovic, executive director of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, to Mayor Christopher Louras, in which she wrote: I want to share with you the concern my HQ has about holding a public forum. If we open it up to anybody...
  • U.S. surpasses Syrian refugee goal set by Obama, expects more next year

    09/28/2016 5:50:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    WAPO ^ | Sep. 27, 2016 | Carol Morello
    The United States has admitted 12,500 refugees from war- ravaged Syria over the past year, surpassing President Obama’s target, and expects to admit even more next year, a State Department official said Tuesday. The Syrians are among 85,000 refugees from all over the world who have been resettled in the fiscal year that ends late this week, said Ann Richard, the assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration. That is up from 70,000 in the previous year. The White House aims to admit 110,000 refugees over the next 12 months.~SNIP~
  • This Tiny Georgia Town Received More Syrian Refugees Than LA And NYC Combined

    09/22/2016 7:59:12 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/21/2016 | Peter Hasson
    Stone Mountain, Georgia — a city with just over 6,000 residents and a poverty rate well above the national average — has resettled more Syrian refugees than Los Angeles and New York City combined. Since October 1 (the start of the fiscal year), 72 Syrian refugees have been placed in Stone Mountain, State Department data shows. Los Angeles has resettled just 45 Syrian refugees, while NYC has only resettled nine. Syrians aren’t the only refugees placed in Stone Mountain this year. Since October 1, 299 refugees have been resettled in the Georgia town. That’s roughly five percent of Stone Mountain’s...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump Slams ‘Crazy’ Bill Clinton Plan to Give Detroit Jobs to Syrian Refugees

    09/03/2016 9:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 3, 2016 | Matthew Boyle and Julia Hahn
    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump blasted Bill Clinton’s suggestion that the United States use Syrian refugees to rebuild Detroit. The populist billionaire denounced Clinton’s suggested proposal as “crazy” and “unfair” to American workers who are already living there and are in need of good-paying jobs. “It’s very unfair to the people that are living there. I think it’s crazy,” Trump told Breitbart on Thursday. “I mean, these people are getting started—I think it’s a very, very hard place to get your start.”(continued)
  • 10,126: Administration Hits Syria Refugee Target; 0.5% Are Christians

    08/30/2016 1:14:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Aug. 29, 2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    (Update: As of midafternoon eastern time on Monday 224 new Syrian refugee arrivals have been reported. That lifts the total this fiscal year to 10,126, of whom 52 or 0.51 percent are Christians; and 9,945 or 98.2 percent, are Sunni Muslims.) (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration is expected on Monday – a month ahead of schedule – to achieve its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year. As of late Sunday, 9,902 had been resettled in the United States, but more than 200 more are expected to arrive from Jordan and surrounding areas over the next day. U.S....
  • 10,000th Syrian Reaches US This Week in Resettlement Program

    08/28/2016 10:26:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 28, 2016 | KARIN LAUB
    The U.S. will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program, the U.S. ambassador to Jordan said Sunday, after meeting families headed to California and Virginia. The resettlement program has emerged as an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, with Republican nominee Donald Trump alleging displaced Syrians pose a potential security threat.
  • Virginia’s Syrian Refugees Resettled In Poor Communities Hours Away From Wealthy DC Suburbs

    08/06/2016 12:08:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Aug. 6, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    According to data from the U.S. State Department’s Refugee Processing Center, almost all of the Syrian refugees resettled in Virginia since October have been placed in towns with lower incomes and higher poverty rates, hours away from the wealthy suburbs outside of Washington, D.C. Of the 121 Syrian refugees placed in Virginia so far, 112 have been placed in communities at least 100 miles away from the nation’s capital; 105 were placed in cities where median incomes fall below the state average. The D.C. suburban counties of Fairfax, Loudoun and Arlington are all among the nation’s wealthiest and, according...
  • Alarmed Germans wonder about the security risks posed by asylum seekers

    07/25/2016 7:43:03 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 36 replies
    DNC then The Washington Post ^ | July 25,2016 | Vetted first by DNC
    BERLIN — When hundreds of thousands of migrants poured into Europe from the war-torn Middle East and beyond, Germany stepped in with shelter and aid. Yet a new wave of violence is exposing the extent to which Western Europe’s most populous nation has also opened the door to risk. The latest attack: A rejected Syrian asylum seeker who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, and was known by authorities to be suicidal, detonated a backpack bomb rigged with metal projectiles in the Bavarian city of Ansbach late Sunday. After being turned away from a pop music fest for not having...
  • Obama stands by refugee pledge after attacks in Germany

    07/25/2016 5:03:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | SUSAN CRABTREE
    President Obama is standing by his decision to ramp up the admission of Syrian refugees to the United States even after three refugees from Islamic countries attacked people in Germany over the last week. The 10,000 Syrian refugees the president wants to admit by October are subjected to more thorough screening and vetting than anyone trying to enter the United States, White House spokesman Josh Earnest stressed Monday. "That's why the president has confidence ramping up the number of refugees admitted to the United States," Earnest told reporters during his daily briefing. "Obviously, almost all of them are innocent people...
  • Every third German baby born out of wedlock

    07/15/2016 11:45:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 Jul 2016 17:00 GMT+02:00
    One in three babies in Germany are born to parents who haven’t tied the knot, according to a new report. The report by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research this week showed that 35 percent of babies born in Germany in 2014 came into the world with unmarried parents. And the study also revealed that there was great contrast between former East and West Germany, according to broadcaster Deutschlandfunk. The more religious and wealthy West saw 29 percent of new little bundles of joy born to unwed parents, compared to nearly 60 percent in the former states of socialist East...
  • City rips secret planting of Syrian 'refugees' (Groping at public pool brings issue to fore in MA)

    07/13/2016 10:45:24 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 42 replies
    WND ^ | 7/13/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The secrecy of the federal refugee-resettlement program has once again been highlighted by a local official who has seen the dark side of the program play out in living color. In Lowell, Massachusetts, a 13-year-old girl was twice groped at a public pool last week by a 22-year-old man freshly imported into the community from Syria as a “refugee.” -snip- Some of the cities receiving heavy numbers of Syrian refugees are the following: •Atlanta, Savannah and Stone Mountain, Georgia •Asheville, High Point, Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Charlotte, North Carolina •Columbia, South Carolina •Dearborn, Clinton Township, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Troy, Battle...
  • Syrian refugee held in indecent assault on girl, 13 at Lowell pool.

    07/10/2016 4:11:27 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 68 replies
    Lowellsun.com ^ | July 10,2016 | Lisa Redmond
    LOWELL -- A 22-year-old Syrian refugee is behind bars after only two months in the United States after he was accused Thursday night of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl at a state-run swimming pool in Lowell. In Lowell District Court on Friday, Emad Hasso, of Lowell, was ordered held on $25,000 cash bail after pleading not guilty via an interpreter to one count of indecent assault and battery on someone under 16. Judge Stacy Fortes set the bail over the defense attorney's objections, because Hasso's only ties to this country are his family members with whom he lives.