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  • 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.
  • Trump’s Muslim Ban Gains Support

    07/05/2016 4:52:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    When an ISIS-supporting Muslim named Omar Mateen massacred 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando on June 12, Donald Trump reminded Americans that he is still the only political candidate to support a pause in the massive flow of Muslims entering the United States. Trump made his proposal last December after another ISIS-supporting Muslim massacred 14 people at an office Christmas party in San Bernardino, California. Trump said his Muslim ban would be temporary. “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses,” he said, “our country cannot be the victims of horrendous...
  • Adult Refugees Enrolled In Canadian School, Harassing Young Girls

    06/29/2016 7:17:10 PM PDT · by sdpatriot · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/28/2016 | Peter Hasson
    The tip that led originally TheRebel to investigate contained a Facebook post from a Fredericton parent saying that refugees as old as 22 “with full beards and better built than the hockey team” are enrolled in the school, where they try “hitting on the 14-15 year old girls of that year, but are being brushed off.” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/28/report-adult-refugees-enrolled-in-canadian-high-school-harassing-young-girls/#ixzz4D1agz8Yq
  • German police arrest 3 Syrians over alleged ISIS terror plot

    06/02/2016 8:33:32 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2016 | Madleen Schroeder and Tim Hume
    Three Syrian men were arrested Thursday in Germany on suspicion of planning a terror attack on Dusseldorf on behalf of ISIS, the German attorney general's office said.
  • Trump: Refugees Could Commit Next 9/11

    05/17/2016 4:59:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 17,2016 | Pam Key
    This weekend on the National Border Patrol Council’s “The Green Line” radio show, while discussing Syrian refugees, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump when asked if a another 9/11 type attack is a possibility, Trump explained there could be people already in the country capable of carrying out another attack.
  • Vermont city prepares for Syrian refugees with welcome, wariness

    05/13/2016 8:52:55 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | May 13, 2016 | Brian MacQuarrie
    RUTLAND, Vt. — Marble quarries known the world over once attracted immigrants to this small city tucked beside the Green Mountains. Now, a simple quest for peace and safety is beckoning a new group. Mayor Christopher Louras has unveiled a plan, developed in near-secrecy, to resettle 100 Syrian refugees who fled the onslaught of the Islamic State and are exiled in sprawling Jordanian camps. If approved by the State Department and others, the resettlement would begin in October and gradually send Rutland more Syrian refugees than are currently living anywhere else in New England.The influx would be a jolt of...
  • First Syrians leave for US under surge resettlement program

    04/06/2016 12:23:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    AP ^ | April 6, 2016 | KHETAM MALKAWI
    AMMAN, Jordan — The first Syrian family to be resettled in the U.S. under a speeded-up "surge operation" for refugees left Jordan on Wednesday for Kansas City, Missouri, to start a new life. Ahmad al-Abboud, who is being resettled with his wife and five children, said he is thankful to Jordan, where he has lived for three years after fleeing Syria's civil war. But the 45-year-old from Homs, Syria, said he was ready to build a better life in the U.S.
  • Japan accepts 27 refugees last year, rejects 99%

    01/24/2016 4:27:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Global Post ^ | January 22, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    Japan accepted only 27 refugees last year and rejected almost all applications, officials said Saturday, as rights groups urged the government to allow more people in. The country has long been nervous about an influx of refugees into its homogeneous society and has tightly restricted the number it accepts. Of the thousands seeking refugee status, five were Syrian, only three of which were accepted -- a far cry from the massive influx of Syrians into Europe from the war-torn Middle East nation last year....
  • Migrant sex attacks: Refugees as young as TWELVE arrested over assaults on women

    Women have reported being sexually assaulted on a train in Belgium AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after refugees as young as 12 YEARS OLD were arrested in connection with sexual assaults against women on a train. At least three young victims have come forward so far about attacks on a train from Brussels to Tournai, Belgian police confirmed. The alarm was raised by a woman who reported sexual assault to the police after her screams were heard by fellow passengers. The victim was sitting alone on the Belgian train when three boys surrounded her and "threw themselves" at her...
  • DHS official Kelli Ann Burriesci grilled by House Oversight Committee

    12/14/2015 7:37:01 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    DHS official Kelli Ann Burriesci grilled by House Oversight Committee
  • Mayor Mike Rawlings admits he’s more afraid of white terrorists than Syrian refugees (Dallas)

    11/24/2015 12:08:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Grio ^ | November 24, 2015 | Blue Telusma
    While some public officials would have you think Syrian refugees are a national threat, the mayor of Dallas couldn’t disagree more. Saturday, Mayor Mike Rawlings told MSNBC that the United States should welcome refugees and also admitted there are bigger homegrown threats to be worried about. “I am more fearful of large gatherings of white men that come into schools, theaters and shoot people up, but we don’t isolate young white men on this issue,” Rawlings said responding to questions about the threat of terrorists sneaking into the country through refugee programs....
  • In America's Little Syria, a divide on accepting refugees (Syrian Americans don't want refugees)

    11/23/2015 9:04:48 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 13 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 20, 2015, 12:55 PM | AP
    AP November 20, 2015, 12:55 PM In America's Little Syria, a divide on accepting refugees ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- A few days ago, a pastor asked Syrian-born restaurant owner Marie Jarrah to donate food to a welcoming event for recently arrived Syrian refugees. Jarrah, who said she regularly helps people in need, declined. Like many of Allentown's establishment Syrians, she doesn't think it's a good idea to bring refugees to the city. She clung to that view even before last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. "Problems are going to happen," said Jarrah, co-owner of Damascus Restaurant in a heavily Syrian enclave....
  • Three more Syrian men with fake Greek passports arrested on Caribbean island

    11/21/2015 7:09:40 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 21 November 2015 | Martin Gould
    Three more Syrian men with fake Greek passports arrested on Caribbean island as the extraordinary lengths five others went to in a bid to enter US amid ISIS fears is revealed. [ Full title ] Earlier this week, five Syrians were arrested in Honduras with forged Greek passports . ... Three Syrians apparently attempting to sneak into the United States by traveling with fake Greek passports have been arrested on the Caribbean island of St Maarten.. ... the investigation is continuing to determine their identities and how they obtained the fake documents. They arrived on the island on an Insel...
  • What Ben Carson Really Said about Mad Dogs and Syrians

    11/20/2015 8:05:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/20/2015 | Quin Hillyer
    In a long day in Mobile, Ala., on Thursday, Dr. Ben Carson struck all the right grace notes, creating as vivid a contrast with Donald Trump's histrionic August visit as could be imagined. Whereas Trump was all about himself, exhaustingly and boringly so, Carson maintained a relaxed and humble presence throughout the seven-event day -- winning with winsomeness rather than with boasting and bombast. But the day was not without controversy -- even if it was entirely media-created. A midday press conference created a stir when Carson, discussing the Syrian refugee issue, stressed that Americans should first make sure...
  • UNDERCOVER: Syrians in Greece Using Fake Passports to get to Europe and US

    11/19/2015 8:19:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/19/15 | Project Veritas
    Published on Nov 19, 2015 Three Syrian refugees in Greece are caught on hidden camera talking about using fake passports to get to Europe and the US. They talk about using the same route as one of the terrorists who perpetrated the attack in Paris last week. When asked how to obtain a fake passport one of the Syrian refugees responded: "You need a person who the made the fake passport. And you need to pay for it. Maybe about three thousand Euro. ($3,189).” He also added that that is how a lot of Syrians come to the US and...
  • Syrian refugees in Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania raise concerns (Even Syrians are Worried!)

    11/19/2015 12:22:28 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    The leader of a Syrian-American community organization on Monday voiced concerns about political differences between refugees and families long established in and around Allentown. "I don't care if it's my brother," said Aziz Wehbey, president of the Catasauqua-based American Amarian Syrian Charity Society. "We have to keep our eyes open on anybody that comes from a tough neighborhood."
  • EXCLUSIVE — REPORT: 8 SYRIANS CAUGHT AT TEXAS BORDER IN LAREDO

    11/18/2015 5:52:53 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-18-2015 | BRANDON DARBY & ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Two federal agents operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are claiming that eight Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. The federal agents spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity, however, a local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) confirmed that Laredo Border Patrol agents have been officially contacting the organization with concerns over reports from other federal agents about Syrians illegally entering the country in the Laredo Sector. The reports have caused a stir among the sector’s Border Patrol agents. The sources claimed that...
  • Honduras detains 5 Syrians over fake passports

    11/18/2015 3:19:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | November 18, 2015 | Rafael Romo, Roxanne Garcia and Evan Perez
    (CNN)—Honduran police Wednesday said they detained five Syrian men who traveled with fake passports to the Central American country's capital. "These citizens will be taken away and will be investigated. We already have confirmation that they had passports that were stolen in Greece," said Aníbal Baca, a spokesman for Honduras' Police Investigation Unit. "We suppose that they were going to illegally travel by land all the way to the United States," Baca told reporters. He did not provide details on why police believe the group was planning to go to the United States but said that investigators would do more...
  • BREAKING: Honduras Arrests 5 Syrians W/ Fake Greek Passports Heading To U.S.A.

    11/18/2015 1:00:11 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 41 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | Nov.18, 2015 | Sundance
    Original title too long - BREAKING: Honduras Arrests Five Syrians With Fake Greek Passports Heading To U.S.A. – Three More Arrested In St. Maarten Two separate incidents with common attributes. Two independent groups of Syrian males traveling on fake Greek passports trying to gain entry into the U.S. The first group of three was identified/captured in Saint Maarten after a flight from Haiti. The second group of five were identified/captured in Honduras. Group #2 – Honduran authorities have detained five Syrian nationals who were trying to reach the United States using stolen Greek passports, but there are no signs of...
  • Texas won't accept Syrian refugees, governor says

    11/16/2015 7:53:13 AM PST · by MulberryDraw · 65 replies
    Market Watch ^ | November 16, 2015 | Robert Schroeder
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that his state will not accept any refugees from Syria after Friday's deadly attack in Paris. In a letter to President Barack Obama, Abbott, a Republican, said "neither you nor any federal official can guarantee that Syrian refugees will not be part of any terroristic activity."
  • Michigan governor puts refugee acceptance efforts on hold

    11/15/2015 10:47:06 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    AP via WTOP.com ^ | 11/15/2015 | JEFF KAROUB
    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s Republican governor, who has bucked many party leaders by welcoming Syrian refugees, is putting the efforts on hold following the deadly attacks in Paris. Gov. Rick Snyder said in a statement Sunday that the state is postponing efforts to accept refugees until federal officials fully review security clearances and procedures. He added that Michigan is “proud of our rich history of immigration” but that Michigan’s “first priority is protecting the safety of our residents.” “There will be difficult days ahead for the people of France and they remain in our thoughts and prayers,” he said. “It’s...
  • Governor Bentley Refuses Syrian Refugees Relocating to Alabama

    11/15/2015 7:50:32 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 107 replies
    Alabama.gov ^ | 11/15/15 | Alabama.gov
    Governor Robert Bentley on Sunday announced he is refusing Syrian refugees relocating to Alabama. "After full consideration of this weekend's attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way," Governor Robert Bentley said.
  • MUSLIM MIGRANTS INCREASE CRIME IN GERMANY BY 65%

    10/09/2015 1:14:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the huge number of Muslim migrants flooding Europe and Germany represent an "opportunity". Here's what that opportunity looks like now. A mass brawl occurred between refugees from Afghanistan and Albania. Some 60 refugees went after one another in the camp in the Wilhelmsburg district on Tuesday evening. Some were armed with iron bars, also witnesses had testified that a refugee had a firearm, a police spokesman said. In Lower Saxony in Braunschweig there was also an altercation between 300 to 400 refugees between Algerians and Syrians from a dispute over stolen goods. In the...
  • Trump and Carson's attacks on Muslims worry some GOP elders

    10/03/2015 1:57:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Independent Mail ^ | October 2, 2015 | Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
    The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost Republicans the White House in 2016. The aggressive words, in particular from front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have exacerbated a widening rift between the GOP's pragmatic and ideological wings as the party tries to avoid losing a third consecutive presidential election. His relationship with the nation's Hispanic community already strained, Trump vowed on Wednesday to deport any Syrian refugee taken in by the U.S. Most likely...
  • Japan says it must look after its own before allowing in Syrian refugees (11 refugees! LOL)

    09/30/2015 1:49:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 30, 2015 | Justin McCurry in Tokyo
    Prime minister Shinzo Abe rejects criticism of a policy that has seen only 11 people given asylum in the past year. Japan must improve the living standards of its own people before it can consider accepting Syrian refugees, the prime minister, Shinzo Abe said, as he announced $1.6bn in new assistance for Syrians and Iraqis caught up in conflicts in the Middle East. Abe’s consistent refusal to consider allowing even a modest number of refugees to relocate to Japan has prompted criticism of the country’s strict policy on asylum: last year, it received a record 5,000 applications but accepted just...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 118 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • 10,000 Syrians Are Headed For The Following 180 US "Refugee Processing Centers"

    09/13/2015 6:00:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 9/13/15 | tyler durden
    For the past several weeks it seemed as if Germany had truly become the promised land for Mideast asylum seekers, primarily those seeking to escape the Syrian civil (and global proxy) war, but according to various media reports, also a material number of "ISIS-linked terrorists." Then it all came crashing down earlier today when Germany's beloved by all refugees "Mutti" said genug, and with one decision shut down the border with Austria in the process unraveling decades of customs-union progress (following promptly by the Czech Republic doing the same, with Italy expected to follow suit in the hours ahead). Ironically,...
  • Why The Saudis Won't Help Their Syrian Sunni Brothers...crisis pt 2

    For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for...
  • Austrian railways suspends Hungary-bound traffic due to overburdening

    09/10/2015 7:41:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    UK Daly Mail ^ | 9-10-2015 | Reuters
    Austrian railway company OeBB said on Thursday it had suspended all train traffic heading to Hungary due to "massive overburdening" after days during which thousands of migrants have transited the two countries on their way to Germany. "The OeBB must temporarily suspend trains heading to Hungary because of massive overburdening from trains arriving from Hungary,"
  • Saudi Arabia Offers to Build 200 Mosques for Syrians in Germany

    Why will the Saudis build 200 mosques for these "refugees", yet won't take a single one in? Saudi Arabia, which doesn't permit the construction of churches but finances a mosque construction spree in the land of the infidel, will not be taking in Syrian refugees. Even though they are fellow Muslims. It will however offer to build 200 mosques in Germany for their use. ... Saudi mosques have played a key role in the rise of Islamic terrorism in the West. Just think of the explosive wonders that something short of a million migrants and all the mosques they can...
  • Scott Walker: U.S. should not take in more Syrian refugees

    09/09/2015 5:36:06 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 34 replies
    Milwauee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9/9/2015 | Mary Spicuzza
    Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday the United States should not take in additional Syrian war refugees who are fleeing to Europe, adopting a firm stance on the issue two days after declining to answer what he called a hypothetical question. "No, we shouldn't be taking on any more Syrian refugees right now," the Republican presidential hopeful told reporters in Eau Claire, according to Wisconsin Public Radio. "In the last year ,America has received almost 70,000 refugees of which nearly 2,000 are from Syria. We've spent something like $4 billion in humanitarian relief in terms of helping the situation in Syria."
  • Syrian Refugees Granted Asylum In Uruguay Are Now Fighting To Leave

    09/07/2015 6:45:21 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 9-7-2015 | Reuters
    ReutersSeptember 7,2015 MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Five families of Syrian refugees granted asylum in Uruguay last year protested outside the president's offices on Monday, demanding they be allowed to leave the South American country in search of better jobs, even back in the Middle East. Uruguay accepted the 42 Syrians fleeing civil war in October 2014, but the families said they felt the leftist government had failed to deliver on a promise of good incomes. "I am not afraid to go back to Lebanon," said 36-year-old Aldees Maher, whose family had initially sought safety in a refugee camp across the border...
  • Syrian refugees are coming here, too, and aid groups are getting ready (Orange County, California)

    09/05/2015 2:10:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 5, 2015 | Deepa Bharath
    As hundreds of thousands of Syrians make their way across Europe, some by foot, local agencies are preparing for some of those people to land here. “We are expecting a wave of Syrian refugees in Orange County,” said Nahla Kayali, founder and executive director of Access California Services, an Anaheim nonprofit that provides services largely to Muslim refugees and immigrants. “We don’t know when they will come. But we are getting ready to receive them.” In the past month, Access California Services has helped at least 30 Syrian refugee families moving to Orange County, providing everything from financial aid and...
  • Germany expects record 800,000 asylum requests in 2015

    08/19/2015 10:35:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    afp ^ | 2015-08-19
    Germany expects to receive up to 800,000 asylum-seekers in 2015, a new record, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Wednesday, as he urged action from the European level on the crisis. "This development is a challenge for us all," de Maiziere told reporters as he announced the new official estimate. Berlin had previously expected 500,000 asylum-seekers to arrive this year. Germany, the EU's most populous country and top economy, has struggled to accommodate a flood of asylum-seekers from war zones such as Syria but also from countries without military conflict in southeastern Europe, including Albania, Serbia and Kosovo. ......
  • Fox: White House confirms meeting with deputy of banned Muslim Brotherhood cleric

    06/28/2013 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:41 am on June 28, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The White House confirmed to Fox News what the Investigative Project on Terrorism reported two days ago — that the administration met with the deputy of a radical cleric who is barred from entering the United States, and whose organization supports Hamas.  Sheik Abdullah bin Bayyah served as vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, a group headed by Egyptian cleric Yusuf Qaradawi, who has urged Muslim nations to acquire nuclear weapons, demanded the death of American soldiers in Iraq, and defended Hitler. So what did the White House want to discuss with bin Bayyah? Moderation: A senior...
  • The Toledo target area! We learn something new every day

    08/11/2015 5:29:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    RRW ^ | August 9, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Ms. Dehabey, resettlement coordinator for US Together in Toledo, is also the primary facilitator for their adjustment to the area. The organization has been quietly and steadily resettling refugees in the Toledo area for a little more than a year, the only agency in the Toledo area doing so. The refugee community is a small but growing regional population, Ms. Dehabey said. She has placed 11 families in the Toledo area, including two before US Together opened its Toledo office in May, 2014. ... Ms. Dehabey opens an average of one case a month, she said, though arrivals can be...
  • Computer hack reveals identity of Syrians in contact with Israel

    07/12/2015 10:16:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/12/15 | Elhanan Miller
    Computer hackers likely working for the Syrian regime and Hezbollah have managed to penetrate the computers of Israeli and American activists working with the Syrian opposition, exposing sensitive contacts between the sides. Al-Akhbar, a newspaper serving as Hezbollah’s mouthpiece in Lebanon, published a series of articles over the weekend purporting to divulge correspondence between Mendi Safadi, a Druze Israeli and former political adviser to Deputy Regional Cooperation Minister Ayoub Kara, with members of the Syrian opposition around the world, taken from taken from Safadi’s computer. The article also contains screenshots of word documents and text message exchanges saved on Safadi’s...
  • Idaho refugee center targeted by closure campaign over extremism fears

    07/01/2015 8:15:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    al Reuters ^ | July 1, 2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A long-standing refugee welcoming center in conservative Idaho has found itself at the center of a campaign by adversaries seeking to force it closed, citing fears that the immigrants it hosts could include Islamist extremists. The backlash comes amid an uptick in anti-Islamic protests and advertising campaigns in the United States, including a high profile May rally outside an Arizona mosque that saw more than 200 protesters, some armed, berate Islam and its Prophet Mohammad. The newly formed Idaho group, whose 100 members plan a door-to-door information drive in July to win support for closing the refugee center in Twin...
  • Senate Dems call on Obama to resettle 65,000 Syrian refugees

    05/24/2015 5:33:19 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/21/2015
    A group of Senate Democrats is urging the Obama administration to allow at least 65,000 Syrian refugees to settle inside the United States. “While the United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees, we must also dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees that we accept for resettlement,” the group of 14 lawmakers — led by Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) — said Thursday. The group letter noted the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) wants to resettle 130,000 Syrian refugees over the next two years and has thus...
  • CSI Refugee Center Expects Influx of Syrians

    04/29/2015 6:37:29 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    MV ^ | 4/29/2015 | Julie Wooten
    TWIN FALLS • The College of Southern Idaho’s Refugee Center is expecting an influx of Syrian refugees starting in October. Projections show the center will likely receive 300 refugees from around the world during the upcoming federal fiscal year. That’s the same number as this year. Refugee Center director Zeze Rwasama anticipates the biggest populations of newcomers will be from Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. “That can change at any time depending on what’s out there,” he said. The U.S. Department of State approves the number of refugees coming to Twin Falls. There aren’t any Syrians in...
  • First of thousands of Syrians Resettled in ….. North Texas

    04/11/2015 8:08:49 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 103 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/11/2015 | Pamela Geller
    The FBI admits that they cannot properly screen the Syrians, while the US State Department is telling the media that 10,000 Syrians will be here soon. Syria, home of the Islamic State. Al hijrah, jihad by immigration. And while the genocide of Christians is ongoing in Syria, over 90% of the Syrians who are being brought to America are Muslims. It’s a catastrophe. The top five states targeted for Syrian Muslim resettlement are California, Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas. Meanwhile, dozens of American jihadis who fought in the war in Iraq and Syria have returned to the United States,...