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  • ALERT: 10,000 Syrian Immigrants Headed To THESE 180 US Cities [MAP]

    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,...
  • Trump: Bringing Syrian refugees to U.S. could result in military coup

    10/04/2015 6:18:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/04/2015 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Saturday that bringing Syrian refugees to the U.S. could result in "one of the great military coups of all time." "This could be one of the great military coups of all time if they send them to our country -- young, strong people and they turn out to be ISIS," he told Fox News' Eric Bolling. "Now, probably that won't happen, but some of them definitely in my opinion will be ISIS." Trump said later Saturday that bringing in more refugees could have long-term effects. "This could be the ultimate Trojan horse. This one could be...
  • 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 · 117 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...
  • Jordan’s Queen threatens Europe: Take more refugees or face more “extremism

    09/20/2015 9:02:15 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 43 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/19/2015 | Pamela Geller
    <p>Jordan’s Queen Rania has used a speech in Berlin today to call upon Europe to help more Syrian refugees – and not to ‘bolt the door for fear of the unknown’.”</p> <p>The threat – always the threat. It’s the Islamic way. Oppose the invasion or face the consequences. There it is. I submit that the consequences of the Muslim invasion of Europe are far greater than “the consequences of extremism.” What’s the difference?</p>
  • US to take in 85,000 refugees in 2016, 100,000 in 2017: Kerry

    09/20/2015 11:31:39 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 67 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-20-2015 | Yahoo News
    Berlin (AFP) - The United States will take in more refugees worldwide over the next two years, US Secretary of State John Kerry pledged Sunday, including 10,000 Syrian asylum-seekers in 2016. "We will now go up to 85,000 with at least 10,000 over the next year in Syria specifically. And in the next fiscal year we will target 100,000," he said. In the fiscal year ending September 2015, the world's biggest economy took in 70,000 refugees. With the figures being dwarfed by the up to 1 million Syrian refugees Germany is expecting to take in this year alone, Washington has...
  • Pope Francis puts up Syrian refugee family

    09/20/2015 2:50:55 PM PDT · by dennisw · 35 replies ^ | -18 Sep 2015 13-56 GMT+02-00
    The Christian family is the first of two that the Catholic leader has promised to find space for as part of a broader Church effort to help shape Europe's response to the ongoing migration crisis, partly caused by the conflict in Syria. The family arrived in Italy on September 6th, the day the pope called on every Catholic parish across Europe to find space for at least one family of refugees. The family being housed in the Vatican is to remain anonymous until Italian authorities have ruled on their asylum request. As Christians who have fled a Syria wracked by...
  • The American Refugee Resettlement Scam

    09/20/2015 11:58:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-15-2015 | James Simpson
    President Obama and his rancid leftist allies have subjected America to a blizzard of lies. Nothing that leaves his mouth even remotely parrots the truth, but typically stands truth on its head. The propaganda infrastructure spanning media, Hollywood, non-profit institutions and the halls of academia then erects a virtually impenetrable wall of disinformation to advance the lie. They have just foisted on us a “deal” with Iran that threatens to create a holocaust, the likes of which America, and perhaps the world, has never seen. As Iran chanted “death to America” and “death to Israel,” this “deal” somehow skirted the...
  • 80 percent of migrants NOT from Syria: EU figures expose the 'lie' that most are fleeing war zone

    09/21/2015 12:54:08 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2015 | By Ian Drury
    Only one in every five migrants claiming asylum in Europe is from Syria. The EU logged 213,000 arrivals in April, May and June but only 44,000 of them were fleeing the Syrian civil war. Campaigners and left-wing MPs have suggested the vast majority of migrants are from the war-torn state, accusing the Government of doing too little to help them. 'This exposes the lie peddled in some quarters that vast numbers of those reaching Europe are from Syria,' said David Davies, Tory MP for Monmouth. 'Most people who are escaping the war will go to camps in Lebanon or Jordan....
  • Four out of five migrants are NOT from Syria: EU figures expose the 'lie'

    09/20/2015 8:44:29 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    Only one in every five migrants claiming asylum in Europe is from Syria. The EU logged 213,000 arrivals in April, May and June but only 44,000 of them were fleeing the Syrian civil war. Campaigners and left-wing MPs have suggested the vast majority of migrants are from the war-torn state, accusing the Government of doing too little to help them. 'This exposes the lie peddled in some quarters that vast numbers of those reaching Europe are from Syria,' said David Davies, Tory MP for Monmouth. 'Most people who are escaping the war will go to camps in Lebanon or Jordan....
  • Pope Blames Refugee Crisis on 'God of Money,' 'Socio-Economic System That Is Bad, Unjust'

    09/14/2015 7:00:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 130 replies ^ | 09/14/2015 | Craig Bannister
    In an interview with Portugal-based Radio Renascença aired yesterday, Pope Francis declared that the current refugee crisis in Europe is being caused by a “bad, unjust” socio-economic system that worships “the god of money.” In the interview, where questions were posed in Portuguese and the responses were given by Pope Francis in Spanish, the pontiff said coveting money will bring about both human and ecological ruin: “This is the tip of the iceberg. We see these refugees, these poor people who are escaping from war, escaping from hunger, but that’s the tip of the iceberg. But underlying that is the...
  • Obama's Syrian Nightmare

    09/11/2015 6:20:18 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 10 Sep 15 | Roger Cohen
    Roger Cohen Continue reading the main story Share This Page Email Share Tweet Save more Syria will be the biggest blot on the Obama presidency, a debacle of staggering proportions. For more than four years now, the war has festered. A country has been destroyed, four million Syrians are refugees, Islamic State has moved into the vacuum and President Bashar al-Assad still drops barrel bombs whose shrapnel and chlorine rip women and children to shreds. For a long time, those who fled waited in the neighborhood. They wanted to go home. They filled camps in Turkey and Jordan and Lebanon....
  • Putting an End to the ‘Refugee Crisis’: Most Syrians are not fleeing war-torn Syria

    09/11/2015 7:51:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/11/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Most of the Syrians we see on the nightly news and on newspaper front pages are not fleeing war-torn Syria. The three-year-old Aylan Kurdi (his real name is Alan Shenu) whose heartrending death was broadcast around the world was not fleeing Syria. He’d lived his whole short life in Turkey, where his parents had been living in safety. The Shenu family, like so many of these refugees, left Turkey on a smugglers’ boat, ultimately trying to reach Canada in pursuit of better economic prospects and a better life. This distinction is often lost in the coverage of the European “refugee...
  • Why Isn't Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE, China, or Russia Taking Any of the Refugees?

    09/03/2015 3:14:01 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Why aren't any of the current migrant surge going to Russia and China instead of just the EU? Or any migrant surge? Don't the Russians have huge, sparsely-populated territories dotted with ghost towns in Siberia? Don't the Chinese have dozens of newly-constructed, completely unpopulated cities with 65M homes sitting empty? Ban Ki-Moon down at the UN thinks it's so damn important that Europe save/support/welcome the refugees. So how many migrants have been invited to come live in his South Korea? They seem to be doing pretty well these days, what with Europe and the US buying so much of their stuff- What about...

    09/10/2015 9:41:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/10/2015 | Ann Coulter
    For half a century, the U.S. has taken in the vast majority of the world's refugees. Isn't it somebody else's turn? Among the benefits of Donald Trump's proposed immigration moratorium is that we won't have to keep importing hordes of Third World "refugees," such as the ones currently swarming across Europe. For decades, the United States has taken in far more refugees than the entire rest of the world combined. Nearly half of the refugees we take in are Muslim. And it's worked out great! Fazliddin Kurbanov, or "Idaho man," as he is dutifully described in the American media, was...
  • Religious groups want U.S. to accept 100,000 Syrian refugees

    09/10/2015 9:36:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 85 replies
    reuters ^ | Sep. 8, 2015 | Curtis Skinner
    Religious groups in the United States have urged the White House to step up its response to the Syrian refugee crisis, with one on Tuesday calling Washington's efforts so far "disappointing."Church World Service, a global humanitarian organization that represents 37 Christian denominations, has called on the government to take in 100,000 Syrians over the next year, said Jen Smyers, who works on the group's immigration and refugee program.The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and the Jewish refugee assistance agency HIAS along with secular groups have also backed that figure.
  • Illinois is a leading state for Syrian (Muslim) refugee resettlement

    09/10/2015 7:01:43 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 6, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Illinois is a leading state for Syrian (Muslim) refugee resettlement Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 6, 2015 This is a longish article at the Chicago Tribune that anyone concerned with Illinois should have a look at. Any ‘pockets of resistance’ in Illinois? Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says Syrian Muslims figure low on the list of asylum seekers. Has he ever looked at the stats? Or is he helping promote a victim narrative for the Leftwing media? But, this whining bit (below) jumped out at me and I want to bring it to your attention. The article...
  • Is Obama testing the waters with latest—10,000 Syrians to US in FY2016

    09/10/2015 6:42:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch | September 10, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Is Obama testing the waters with latest—10,000 Syrians to US in FY2016 Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 10, 2015 The human rights industrial complex must be going nuts right now with the number being tossed out this afternoon from the White House of Syrian refugees that could be admitted to the US starting in 3 weeks (FY2016 starts October 1). Is your head starting to spin with all the numbers being thrown around? Join the club! Merkel angry Surely “mama Merkel” and papa Francis will not be happy. Assuming they will be mostly Muslim Syrians like those already...
  • Jindal: Obama Is Responsible For Syrian Refugee Crisis

    09/10/2015 6:39:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/10/15 | Neal Earley
    With the refugee crisis overwhelming European leaders, Republican presidential hopeful and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal blamed the ongoing problem on President Obama.After branding Donald Trump as a, “narcissist” and “an egomaniac” in prepared remarks, Thursday at the National Press Club, Jindal pivoted his attacks to the President when the topic turned to that of foreign policy.During the question and answer section of the event, the Louisiana governor said he would not support the Untied States taking in more refugees who are fleeing war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Libya.“The reason I say that we shouldn’t be taking in more people today… because...
  • Governor says, no thanks to Syrians, Georgia has enough refugees!

    09/10/2015 6:37:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 10, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Governor says, no thanks to Syrians, Georgia has enough refugees! Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 10, 2015 Back in 2013, when I attended an Office of Refugee Resettlement meeting in Lancaster, PA, government officials identified Georgia as having a ‘pocket of resistance’ because the Republican Governor, Nathan Deal, had asked the feds to stop sending so many, that Georgia was overloaded. So it is no surprise that Gov. Deal is saying the same thing today. (And, it looks like his appeal to the US State Department fell on deaf ears!) From the Atlanta Journal Constitution: Nikki Haley and Deal...
  • Aylan Kurdi: Drowned boy’s father accused of being people smuggler in charge of boat that crashed

    09/11/2015 5:10:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 11, 2015 | Daniel Meers and Ben McClellan
    The father of the three-year-old boy whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach, rocking the whole world to its core, has been accused of being a people smuggler who captained the fateful voyage. A woman, who claimed to have lost her two children on the vessel, made the stunning claims to Network Ten via her cousin who lives in Sydney on Friday night. The image of Aylan Kurdi’s dead body was the catalyst for Australia to accept 12,000 Syrian refugees who are fleeing persecution in their homeland. It was claimed last night that his ­father Abdullah was a...
  • Saudi Arabia says it has taken in 2.5 million Syrians since conflict began

    09/12/2015 7:46:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | September 12, 2015 | Associated Press
    It says they are free to move around the country and that several hundreds of thousands who have chosen to stay have been granted residency status, giving them access to work, schools and free medical care. There were no details on how many of the Syrians remain in the country.
  • Dems plan to use Pope’s visit to guilt-trip America into taking vast numbers of Syrian ‘refugees’

    09/13/2015 6:03:59 AM PDT · by dennisw · 27 replies
    refugeeresettlementwatch ^ | September 13, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    If you are a regular reader, you know about this already. The Pope arrives in America on September 22nd and there is already a growing, massive public relations campaign to use his visit to guilt-trip America into taking tens of thousands (100,000!) of Syrian, mostly Muslim, refugees into America for permanent resettlement. This article at US News and World Report, without saying it, implies that they all know these will be mostly Muslims and not the persecuted Christians (or other non-Muslim minorities). There really should be protests at the time of the Pope’s visit—in New York and in Washington—calling out...
  • Aylan Kurdi: Drowned boy’s father accused of being people smuggler in charge of boat that crashed

    09/12/2015 9:33:05 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 9/11/2015 | Daniel Meers and Ben McClellan
    THE father of the three-year-old boy whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach, rocking the whole world to its core, has been accused of being a people smuggler who captained the fateful voyage. A woman who lost two of her three children on the vessel made the stunning claims to Network Ten via her cousin, who lives in Sydney, on Friday night. The image of Aylan Kurdi’s dead body was the catalyst for Australia to accept 12,000 Syrian refugees who are fleeing persecution in their homeland.
  • Before Welcoming Thousands of Syrian Refugees, Consider What Somali Immigrants Have Brought

    09/12/2015 5:46:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/12/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    With apologies to Golden Gopher fans, Minneapolis, Minn., is probably not most people’s idea of a destination city. Unless, that is, the traveler in question is Somali, in which case Minneapolis is the closest thing this side of the Atlantic to home. Thanks to American refugee-resettlement and family-reunification policies, Minneapolis has the dubious distinction of hosting the largest concentration of Somalis in the United States — some 30,000, according to census records, though Somali leaders say that underestimates the population by tens of thousands. The influx began in the 1980s, as Somalia succumbed to internal violence, and continued through...
  • Socialist Corbyn wins UK Labour leadership in landslide

    09/12/2015 5:31:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/12/15 | Roland Jackson
    adical leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday won the crown of Britain's main opposition Labour party in a landslide victory, becoming the nation's most left-wing political leader for over 30 years. The 66-year-old socialist, whose policies have been compared to those of Greece's Syriza and Spain's Podemos, was named leader after clinching 59.5 percent of the 422,664 votes cast by Labour party members and supporters. The newly-elected leader condemned "grotesque levels of inequality" and "an unfair welfare system" in his victory speech to party members in central London. The veteran campaigner also called for Britain's Conservative government to show more "compassion"...
  • Homeland Security Chairman Warns U.S. Doesn't Have Proper Vetting System For 10,000 Syrian Refugees

    09/11/2015 9:59:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday the White House announced the United States will take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees under instruction from President Obama. "The United States, at the direction of the United States, has played a leading role in addressing the dire humanitarian crisis in the Middle East and North Africa," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday during the daily briefing. "One thing that the United States can do is to begin to let more Syrian refugees into the United States. This year, this fiscal year that will end this month, the United States is on track to take in...
  • FBI still maintains it has no means of vetting 10,000 ‘extensively screened’ Syrian refugees

    09/11/2015 8:48:32 AM PDT · by Torcert · 33 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 10, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today that the United States is prepared to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees beginning with the next fiscal year. Put those terrorism threats to rest, America; Earnest added that all refugees would be “extensively screened.” Who will be doing the screening is up for discussion, the FBI has been saying for a while now that it doesn’t have the means to vet 10,000 Syrians. Rep. Lou Barletta @RepLouBarletta FBI says we have no way to vet Syrian refugees. I'm reluctant to throw open our doors until we know who's coming...
  • U.S. to Accept 10,000 Syrian refugees: White House

    09/10/2015 3:08:35 PM PDT · by lbryce · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 10, 2015 | Staff
    President Barack Obama has directed his administration to prepare to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year, the White House said on Thursday. It is the first specific commitment the United States has made toward increasing its acceptance of refugees from the war-torn country. Since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, the United States has taken in 1,500 refugees, with 300 more expected to be cleared by October. But refugee advocates and some members of Congress said taking in an additional 10,000 refugees does not go far enough toward addressing the humanitarian crisis...
  • Germany to receive more than 800,000 refugees this year: state premier

    09/10/2015 4:55:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08 September 2015
    More than 800,000 refugees will come to Germany this year, the state premier of Germany's biggest state, North Rhine-Westphalia, said on Tuesday. "I think it's clear to all of us that the number won't stay at 800,000," Hannelore Kraft said, adding that this government forecast was three weeks old. She also pointed to an influx of 20,000 over the weekend. "So that the number will need to be revised upwards," she said.
  • Don't worry about those Syrians flooding Germany: Saudi Arabia offers to build 200 mosques there

    09/10/2015 8:33:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/10/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Saudi Arabia, which so far has refused to accept a single refuge from Syria (or Libya, or… well, you get the picture) has an offer on the table to build 200 mosques in Germany.  Daniel Greenfield notes the multiple infuriating ironies at Front Page Magazine: 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. (snip) Saudi mosques have played a key...
  • Story Begins To Unravel About Drowned Syrian Boy

    09/07/2015 7:25:23 PM PDT · by paltz · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/7/15 | Kerry Picket
    Details about the Syrian family of the three-year old boy, who drowned as they made their way to Europe from Turkey on a small dingy, began to emerge recently and some things do not add up. According to The Wall Street Journal, Abdullah Kurdi, the little boy’s father, was living in a relatively safe area in a Turkish town for three years while working on construction sites for 50 Turkish lira (roughly $17) a day. However, Kurdi told a Syrian radio station it was not enough to support himself and his family and he relied on his sister Tima Kurdi,...
  • Opening Syrian refugee 'floodgates' too risky for Canada: Harper

    09/08/2015 8:33:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    CTV News ^ | September 8, 2015 | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press
    OTTAWA -- Conservative Leader Stephen Harper cited security concerns on Tuesday for his refusal to commit to doing more to help refugees from the Middle East. As provinces pledged their own funds to help alleviate the crisis, Harper deflected a question about whether he would send more staff to the region to help an already over-stretched bureaucracy. Security is paramount and every potential refugee needs careful screening, Harper said. "We cannot open the floodgates and airlift tens of thousands of refugees out of a terrorist war zone without proper process," Harper said in a Facebook question and answer session. "That...
  • OBAMA MULLS RESETTLING THOUSANDS OF SYRIAN 'REFUGEES' Terror-linked CAIR calls "bring them here"

    09/09/2015 7:16:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 48 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 9, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    Obama Mulls Resettling Thousands of Syrian 'Refugees' Terrorist-linked CAIR calls on the administration to "bring them here." September 9, 2015 Arnold Ahlert    The Obama administration is reportedly considering exacerbating a crisis largely of its own making. Following the immigration onslaught in Europe that has generated graphic images, including a 3-year-old Syrian boy washing up dead on a Turkish beach, thousands of migrants trapped in a Budapest train station, and 71 dead discovered in a truck abandoned on an Austrian roadway, Obama administration officials are considering the possibility of allowing more Syrian immigrants into the United States. "The administration is actively considering a range of approaches to...
  • Refugee Resettlement: A Clear and Present Danger to Our Nation

    09/09/2015 12:21:44 PM PDT · by · 13 replies ^ | June 15, 2015 | James Simpson
    Center for Security Policy published, The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America revealing malevolent component of our dysfunctional immigration system largely flown under the radar: refugee resettlement. This article highlights a few findings. Hatched by the U.N. and the American Left, the resettlement agenda is dedicated to erasing our culture, traditions, laws: creating a compliant, welfare-dependent multicultural society with no understanding of America’s constitutional framework or interest in assimilation. The ultimate target is a voting base large enough for the Left’s “permanent progressive majority.” Most would be shocked that America currently takes more refugees from the...
  • Jewish Groups Lead Push To Crack Open Doors to Syria Refugees

    09/09/2015 5:10:04 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 22 replies
    The Forward ^ | June 25, 2015 | Nathan Guttman
    Of the four million Syrians who have fled their war-torn country in recent years, at least 135,000 of them require immediate resettlement. But America has absorbed fewer than 1,000. For Jewish activists pushing the government to shift gears, that feeble number and the accompanying bottleneck in resettlement of Syrian refugees are troubling reminders of their community’s own experience during World War II. “Waiting two years for resettlement isn’t really rescue,” said Melanie Nezer, vice president for policy and advocacy at HIAS, the leading communal group dealing with the admission of refugees. “As a Jewish community, we understand what it means...
  • Greenfield: The Syrian Refugee Crisis is Not Our Problem

    09/05/2015 2:17:38 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    FRONTPAGE MAG ^ | September 4, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Syrian Refugee Crisis is Not Our Problem We didn’t cause it. We don’t have to solve it. September 4, 2015 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The Syrian refugee crisis that the media bleats about is not a crisis. And the Syrian refugees it champions are often neither Syrians nor refugees. Fake Syrian passports are cheaper than an EU politician’s virtue and easier to come by. Just about anyone who speaks enough Arabic to pass the scrutiny of a European bureaucrat...
  • Why Syrians are fleeing to Europe (and not to Arab countries)

    09/04/2015 1:57:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 9/4/15 | Carl in Jeruslaem
    A reminder to one and all that I am in Boston, and that's why I am posting after the Sabbath started in Israel. I'm sure all of you were touched by the picture of a Syrian boy being carried out of the water having drowned off the coast of Turkey (reproduced above). But many of you may be wondering why the Syrians are trying to flee by sea to Europe, rather than fleeing south via Jordan to Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf, where they would at least speak the language. The answer to that lies in the 'Palestinians.'...
  • Richest refugee contractor says 8,000 Syrians not enough, wants 65,000 admitted to US

    09/03/2015 3:54:45 PM PDT · by robowombat · 29 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 3, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Richest refugee contractor says 8,000 Syrians not enough, wants 65,000 admitted to US Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 3, 2015 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) headed by a Brit—David Miliband the former British Foreign Secretary—restates its demand that Obama admit 65,000 mostly Muslim Syrians to the US ASAP. He also praises Germany, Iceland and Sweden for opening their nations to the hundreds of thousands of migrants swarming into Europe! David-Miliband-Hil_3425257b Hillary and David Miliband. She described him as cute! When he arrived in NYC to head up the IRC he was feted by George Soros, Bill Clinton and Samantha...

    08/21/2015 8:06:59 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18 2015 | CAROLINE MAY
    The State Department is anticipating that the U.S. will admit up to 8,000 Syrian refugees in Fiscal Year 2016. In written responses to the Senate Judiciary Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee Republicans obtained by Breitbart News, the State Department reveals that it is expecting the U.S. will accelerate its acceptance of Syrian refugees next year. “As of July 30, the United States has admitted 1,042 Syrian refugees in FY 2015 and anticipates admitting a total of 1,500-1,800 Syrians this fiscal year. We anticipate admitting 5,000-8,000 Syrian refugees in FY 2016,” the State Department wrote. The Obama administration’s effort to...
  • How many more can Kos take? Holidaymaker misery as thousands (snip) set up migrant camp (snip)

    05/28/2015 10:16:33 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 23 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/27/2015 | Hannah Roberts
    <p>Summer break a 'nightmare' for British holidaymakers, who 'won’t be coming back if it's a refugee camp next year'</p> <p>Boat people from Syria and Afghanistan and British holidaymakers have clashed on Kos – as migrants have turned the Greek island, popular with cheap package deals, into a 'disgusting' hellhole. As families – enjoying some summer sun with their kids during the half term break – relax on sun loungers on the beach, just a yards away scores of migrants have set up camp, sleeping on cardboard boxes with rubbish strewn everywhere. Anne Servante, a nurse from Manchester, had come to Kos expecting a relaxing break with her husband Tony, a retired plumber. Instead her summer break has turned into a nightmare as penniless migrants who are in Greece to claim asylum sit outside their restaurant and watch them eat.</p>

    05/24/2015 1:32:23 PM PDT · by unlearner · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 5/24/2015 | Joseph Farah
    Those attempting to conquer Syria and turn it into a jihadist, Shariah-compliant hellhole are all Sunni. So, first I have to ask myself why 93 percent of the “refugees” Democratic politicians in America are recruiting to the U.S. are Sunnis. It would be like recruiting Nazi “refugees” from Germany during World War II instead of Jews. The numbers of these so-called “refugees” from Syria are disproportionately Sunnis, even when considering the heavy percentage of the Sunni population there. What’s behind this madness? If we want to be a land of compassion to real refugees, I’m all for it. But that’s...
  • US Congress questions plan to admit Syrian refugees

    01/30/2015 6:35:34 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    reuters ^ | Jan. 30, 2015
    The Republican-led House Committee on Homeland Security is challenging an Obama administration plan to admit Syrian refugees to the United States, saying it could allow potential terrorists to sneak into the country. In a letter sent to the White House, Michael McCaul, who chairs the Homeland Security Committee and Peter King and Candice Miller, who chair subcommittees, said the administration's plan "raises serious national security concerns." The letter, dated Wednesday, said the United States lacks the resources to fully investigate the backgrounds of refugees from Syria, a base for Islamic State militants, before they are admitted to the country.
  • Secret planting of up to 75,000 Syrian Muslims begins in U.S. [Amerabia]

    01/28/2015 7:25:17 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 88 replies
    WND ^ | 1/28/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    Up to 10,000 Syrian refugees, most of them Muslims, will be resettled in cities throughout the U.S. in 2015, with that figure expected to surge to near 75,000 over the next five years. While some of the planned destinations for these refugees are starting to leak out, the big question is: where will they be going? The U.S. State Department does not announce where it plans to send foreign refugees for resettlement within the United States, although the locations do eventually show up in a government database some weeks after they arrive in their host cities. Word of their anticipated...
  • 14 Million Refugees Make the Levant Unmanageable

    09/09/2014 11:02:02 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | David P. Goldman
    There are always lunatics lurking in the crevices of Muslim politics prepared to proclaim a new caliphate; there isn’t always a recruiting pool in the form of nearly 14 million displaced people (11 million Syrians, or half the country’s population, and 2.8 million Iraqis, or a tenth of the country’s population). When I wrote about the region’s refugee disaster at Tablet in July (“Between the Settlers and Unsettlers, the One State Solution is On Our Doorstep“) the going estimate was only 10 million. A new UN study, though, claims that half of Syrians are displaced. Many of them will have...
  • Number of Syrian Refugees Tops 3 Million (Obama's World)

    09/07/2014 6:55:53 AM PDT · by mgist · 9 replies
    The Scoop ^ | 9/4/2014 | UN Agency
    The parents and children of this Syrian family sleep on the streets of Istanbul in Turkey. They are among the 3 million refugees from Syria, many of whom live in desperate conditions. Photo: UNHCR/S. Baldwin 29 August 2014 – Three million Syrians will have registered as refugees outside of their country today, the UN refugee agency reported, amid accounts of increasingly horrifying conditions inside their homeland – cities where populations are surrounded, people are going hungry and civilians are being targeted or indiscriminately killed. A news release issued by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that a further...
  • Swedish government calls for ethnic cleansing of the native Swedes

    09/06/2013 3:56:10 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies ^ | september 4, 2013
    The extreme far-left Swedish Socialist regime took an unprecedented action, that can only be described as the planned eradication of the Swedish as a unique ethnic phenotype. The Swedish government is offering blanket asylum to any and all citizens of the nation of Syria. Sweden has a population that is less than 10 million, of which less than 8 million are Swedes. However, they have invited a nation of nearly 21 million Arabs to move in. That means Sweden is offering asylum to almost three Arabs for every one of it’s native Swedes. The action potentially places the Swedish in...
  • The Coming Flood of Syrian Refugees to Sweden

    09/06/2013 6:14:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/06/2013 | Bruce Bawer
    Another week, another jaw-dropping development in Sweden. A couple of weeks ago it was the cockamamie “hijab solidarity” campaign, in which non-Muslim women all over the country donned head coverings in tribute to a Muslim woman who claimed a man had yanked hers off. This week, the eyebrow-raising news is that Sweden is offering instant permanent residency to any and all Syrian refugees who apply. These newly minted residents, moreover, will be entitled to bring over their spouses and kids. The reasoning behind this new policy is that the situation in Syria is extremely dangerous right now and not likely...
  • 50,000 Syrian Christians Ask for Russian Citizenship

    10/17/2013 5:54:03 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/16/13
    Moscow, October 16, Interfax - A group of Syrian Christians have applied for Russian citizenship, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. "Since Syrian law allows dual citizenship, we have decided to seek citizenship of the Russian Federation if this is possible. Russian citizenship would be an honor for any Syrian Christian who wished to acquire it," the group said in a letter to the Russian Foreign Ministry. A Russian translation of the Arabic text of letter is posted on the ministry's website. "Our appeal does not mean that we have any mistrust in the Syrian army or government. However, we...
  • U.S. Military Is Sent to Jordan to Help With Crisis in Syria

    10/10/2012 6:12:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Michael R. Gordon and Elisabeth Bumiller
    The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners and other specialists to Jordan to help the armed forces there handle a flood of Syrian refugees, prepare for the possibility that Syria will lose control of its chemical weapons and be positioned should the turmoil in Syria expand into a wider conflict. The task force, which has been led by a senior American officer, is based at a Jordanian military training center built into an old rock quarry north of Amman. It is now largely focused on helping Jordanians handle the estimated 180,000 Syrian...
  • Turkey strikes back at Syria after Erdogan warning

    10/06/2012 5:04:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-6-12 | Shaimaa Fayed
    Turkey returned fire after Syrian mortar bombs landed in a field in southern Turkey on Saturday, the day after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned Syria that Turkey would not shy away from war if provoked. It was the fourth day of Turkish retaliation for firing by Syrian forces that killed five Turkish civilians on Wednesday. Turkey has nearly 100,000 Syrian refugees in camps on its territory, has allowed rebel leaders sanctuary and has led calls for Assad to quit. Its armed forces are far larger than Syria's.