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  • London’s Islamist-Linked Mayor Tells U.S. Audience: ‘Immigrants Shouldn’t Assimilate’

    09/19/2016 8:23:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies ^ | Sep. 16, 2016 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    London’s Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan has continued his pro-Hillary Clinton tour of the United States by declaring that immigrants into the West should not be forced to assimilate. His comments come hot on the heels of the Chicago press exposing his connections to radical Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Mr. Khan, who was elected to be London’s mayor in May 2016, has also used his trip to claim that Republican candidate Donald Trump is “playing into the hands” of the Islamic State. His trip runs contrary to the U.S. visit from former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, who...
  • Disturbing ISIS video shows niqab-wearing girl singing song before beheading doll

    08/08/2016 5:56:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Daily Express ^ | August 8, 2016 | Lizzie Stromme
    In the middle of the chant, the girl can be seen bending down to grab the doll before sawing the head off the children's toy. As the disturbing clip comes to an end, the girl proudly lifts the head up for the camera before she lets it topple to the floor. She then throws her fist in the air as she exclaims "Allahu Akbar"
  • Jeb Bush Attacks an American Patriotic Movement From the 1850s Created By a Patriotic Jew

    07/16/2016 10:43:13 AM PDT · by pinochet · 23 replies
    In his latest attacks on Trump, Jeb compared Trump to members of the American Party of the 1850s, who are referred to by their opponents as "Know-Nothings" Most of you who may be aware of the so-called Know-Nothings of the 1850s, have been brain-washed by liberal biased accounts, which slander a group of American patriots who are the fathers of the immigration reform movement. The members of this movement never called themselves Know Nothings. They called themselves the American Party. While they have been called anti-Catholic, we often read about them being critical of German and Irish Catholics. But...
  • Australian Arabic Council founder jailed for sex attack on boy

    07/12/2016 4:19:16 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    Australian Arabic Council founder Joseph Wakim has been jailed for less than two years for a brazen sex attack on a teenage boy on Christmas Day. The former Victorian multicultural affairs commissioner was told he had already suffered from the public humiliation after being ordered to hand back his Order of Australia medal and resign from his advisory position with the NSW police. The 53-year-old pleaded guilty to the rape of a 13-year-old boy on Christmas Day in 2015 after showering him with gifts and holidays.
  • Prince Charles Tells British Muslims: 'If You Live In Our Country, You Must Abide By Our Values'

    06/19/2016 4:23:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 93 replies
    The UK Sunday Express ^ | 12:09, Sun, Nov 15, 2015 | By NICK GUTTERIDGE
    PRINCE Charles issued an extraordinary rallying cry today calling on Muslims living in the UK to show more respect for British values.The heir to the throne railed against the radicalisation of young British men by Islamist extremists as he launched an impassioned defence of Britain's "Christian" heritage. Telling British muslims that they should show more respect for "the values we hold dear," the Prince revealed that he was terrified by the influence of radical preachers who spread their teachings on the internet. In an unprecedented outburst, he said: "The radicalisation of people in Britain is a great worry, and the...
  • Donald Trump wrong that 'there's no real assimilation' by U.S. Muslims

    06/18/2016 12:25:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 85 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | June 18, 2016 | Louis Jacobson
    After the mass shooting in Orlando by a man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic terrorist group ISIS, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reiterated his call for a temporary ban on Muslims coming to the United States ... Trump [to Sean Hannity], "Assimilation has been very hard. It's almost -- I won't say nonexistent, but it gets to be pretty close. And I'm talking about second and third generation. They come -- they don't -- for some reason, there's no real assimilation." ... We concluded that the implication of what Trump said -- that Muslims want to isolate themselves from...
  • Why Does an American Become a Terrorist?

    06/17/2016 6:07:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | June 17, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    Superficially, I am sure there are lots of answers for why an American citizen might decide to affiliate with ISIS and become a terrorist. But I think deep down, at the foundational level, there is a common trait for Westerners who turn toward radical Islam. In a world that tells them nothing creates everything, no one has a purpose, and there is nothing after the grave save rot and worms, the tiny voice instilled in all mankind cries out that there is more and these Westerners have gone on a misguided search for what that more is. In the neo-pagan...
  • Orlando shooter’s wife may be charged as co-conspirator

    06/15/2016 8:18:45 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 15, 2016 | Emmett Berg, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), no relation, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that his committee had been briefed on the Florida massacre and that it appeared Salman had “some knowledge” of what her husband was planning. Meanwhile, a federal grand jury reportedly was investigating the early Sunday bloodbath at the Pulse nightclub, in which Mateen was killed by cops. Law-enforcement sources in West Palm Beach, Fla., said security was beefed up at the federal courthouse there Wednesday over the possibility Salman might be hauled in to face charges — and would be again Thursday.
  • Orlando shooter posted messages on Facebook pledging allegiance to ISIS and vowing more attacks

    06/15/2016 8:45:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 15, 2016 | Kevin Sullivan, Ellen Nakashima, Matt Zapotosky and Mark Berman
    On the day of his rampage at a gay nightclub, the Orlando shooter posted messages on Facebook pledging allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State and vowing that there would be more attacks in the coming days by the group in the United States, according to a letter sent to Facebook on Wednesday by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. “America and Russia stop bombing the Islamic state..I pledge my alliance to [Islamic State leader] abu bakr al Baghdadi ..may Allah accept me,” Omar Mateen wrote, according to the letter, which requested Facebook’s assistance...
  • [August 21, 2014]Frmr Deputy CIA Dir: Not Be Surprised If ISIS Shows Up @ Mall Tomorrow With AK47 (T

    06/14/2016 1:30:16 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 71 replies
    CBS DC ^ | August 21, 2014 (About 2 YEARS Ago!)
    The former deputy director of the CIA fears that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria could carry out attacks in the United States. CBS News national security analyst Mike Morell told “CBS This Morning” Thursday that this terror group poses both short- and long-term threats to the U.S. “The short-term concern is the Americans that have gone to fight with ISIS and the west Europeans that have gone to fight with ISIS could be trained and directed by ISIS to come to the United States to conduct small-scale attacks,” Morell stated. “If an ISIS member showed up at a...
  • Obama Administration Looks to Cement Ethnic Divides With Language Mandate

    06/09/2016 6:02:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 8, 2016 | Mike Gonzalez
    The Obama administration seems to live in a parallel reality, oblivious to the racial animus that has become the hallmark of late-stage Obama and to the ethnic strife that wreaks havoc on the rest of the world. Inside its own Platonic cave, the thinking is: Over half the world is polyglot, so why not us? Its latest policy statement, issued jointly late last week by the departments of Education and Health and Human Services, advises states to instruct early childhood students in home languages different from English, and to help them retain separate cultural attachments. The administration warns that “not...
  • Submission Thy Name is Islam

    01/28/2016 5:38:57 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-28-2016 | MOTUS
    What happens when America stops expecting its immigrants to assimilate to our culture and instead assimilates to theirs? Well, you begin by installing footbaths at universities so Muslims will stop washing their feet in the bathroom sinks and you take it from there. Eventually the rights and rituals of the minority Muslims take presedence over the rights and rituals of the country’s majority Christians.For a closer look at how the world’s most advanced civilization submits to the will of the world’s most retrograde civilization we need only look to Europe. In the past week two stories exemplify the death spiral the...
  • The Truth About Hanukkah

    12/11/2015 12:08:18 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 12 replies
    Israellycool ^ | 12/21/'14 | Varda Epstein
    It’s Hanukkah and I am in hiding. I don't want to see Facebook posts and news items about weird creative Hanukkah candelabras in which each flame stands for some new-fangled liberal cause. I don't want to see the significance of potato pancakes explained to senators or read that Obama is Jewish in his soul. I want to keep Hanukkah close to my heart, away from those who would tamper with its true meaning which is this: The Jews fought a war against assimilation and won. Those flickering Hanukkah lights have nothing to do with equality, integration, and multiculturalism. They have...
  • Brother of San Bernardino gunman is a decorated Navy veteran honored for his role in the war on [tr]

    12/04/2015 6:30:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 4, 2015 | Khaleda Rahman and Ruth Styles
    The brother of the San Bernardino gunman is a decorated Navy veteran who has been honored for his role in the war on terror. Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, was named as the suspect who stormed the Inland Regional Center and massacred 14 people during a holiday party for county health employees on Wednesday. But Farook’s older brother Syed Raheel Farook, a married father who goes by his middle name, has a number of ‘awards and decorations’ from his time in the Navy, Buzzfeed reported.
  • The End of Obamaworld

    11/20/2015 7:29:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | November 20, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    In denouncing Republicans as "scared of widows and orphans," and castigating those who prefer Christian refugees to Muslims coming to America, Barack Obama has come off as petulant and unpresidential. Clearly, he is upset. And with good reason. He grossly, transparently underestimated the ability of ISIS, the "JV" team, to strike outside the caliphate into the heart of the West, and has egg all over his face. More critically, the liberal world order he has been preaching and predicting is receding before our eyes. Suddenly, his rhetoric is discordantly out of touch with reality. And, for his time on the...
  • Guest column: This is not the time to let up! (Refugee Resistance [taxpayers cost]

    11/18/2015 6:00:25 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 2 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | November 17, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Editor note: As we mentioned here just recently we do publish important comments and guest commentary from time to time. This is a message from one of our regular readers and an energetic researcher and advocate for our cause, Mr. Bob Enos of Willmar, MN. We have all been encouraged by the national media attention to the problem of refugee resettlement which we have known about for a long time. The abrupt turnaround by governors, many of whom hardly had any idea that refugees were being resettled in their states in the first place, is heartening. But, it isn’t time...
  • Margaret Carlson: Maybe Potential Terrorists Will Americanize and Not Carry Out Plots

    11/18/2015 6:45:22 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There's been a lot of arrant nonsense spoken since the Paris attacks, but Margaret Carlson's might just take the cake . . . On today's Morning Joe, Bloomberg columnist Carlson suggested that because the US is better than Europe at assimilation, potential terrorists sneaking into our country might not carry out their plots. Said Carlson: "maybe they become Americanized, maybe the anger goes away. Maybe what they snuck in to do they're not going to do because we do have an acceptance of these people." Great point, Margaret. If only we'd had a little longer to hug it out with...
  • Refugee pushback growing in multiple states

    10/21/2015 9:27:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 38 replies
    WND ^ | October 20, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Snip....... Dr. Mark Christian, a former child imam born into a prominent Muslim family in Egypt who later broke away from the Islamic faith and became a Christian, said the “key actors” driving the backlash against Muslim immigration are the Muslims themselves. “They are using their Twitter accounts on a daily basis to communicate their agenda of hatred against Jews and Christians, and by their actions in Europe, in Israel and throughout the Middle East where they are killing non-Muslims,” Christian said. “People are afraid when they see what Muslims are doing on a regular basis in their own countries...
  • Is America a Nation of Immigrants?

    10/09/2015 9:33:01 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 9, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Generations of students have been taught that we are a nation of immigrants but inquiring minds beg to differ. Well, actually, they don’t beg. “What we have never been is a nation of immigrants,” veteran journalist Ralph Kinney Bennett said last weekend at the regional meeting of the Philadelphia Society in Indianapolis. “We were put through the process, rough-edged though it may have been, to become Americans.” “We did not suggest that they shed their heritage but make it part of a larger heritage.” Bennett retired as senior editor in the Washington bureau of Reader’s Digest in 2001. William B....
  • Those Assimilating Immigrants: A new study finds they commit less crime and they learn English.

    10/08/2015 3:55:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Sorry to break the good news to some of our conservative friends, but it turns out that most immigrants to America are assimilating as their forebears did. That’s the gist of a new 400-page report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, which looks at everything from English proficiency, education levels and family structure to health, crime and employment. Here’s the money sentence: “Across all measurable outcomes, integration increases over time, with immigrants becoming more like the native-born with more time in the country, and with the second and third generations becoming more like other native-born Americans than...
  • 'It Is Time You Realize This Is Not Acceptable:' Doctor Shares Story to Stop 'Islamophobia'

    09/28/2015 9:53:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/28 | Jodi Hernandez
    A Bay Area doctor is sharing her painful story in hopes of stopping "Islamophobia." Dr. Suzanne Barakat's story made national headlines earlier this year when her 23-year-old brother and two other people were gunned down in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She believes they were killed because they are Muslims. On Monday, Barakat told her fellow doctors she sees signs of hate, even from patients, every day. "My hope is this kind of thing never happens again to anyone and we can realize at the end of the day we're all human with the same ambitions, dreams and goals," Barakat said...
  • Duke University Professor on Leave After Racist Online Comments Spark Outrage [Racist?]

    05/17/2015 11:15:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    Slate ^ | May 17, 2015 | Daniel Politi
    A Duke University professor has reportedly been placed on leave after posting racist comments online that included talk of “the blacks” and “the Asians.” Jerry Hough commented on a New York Times editorial titled “How Racism Doomed Baltimore”...The key question,though,according to Hough, “is whether my comments were largely accurate. In writing me, no one has said I was wrong, just racist.”....full comments in the New York Times:This editorial is what is wrong. The Democrats are an alliance of Westchester and Harlem,of Montgomery County and intercity Baltimore. Westchester and Montgomery get a Citigroup asset stimulus policy that triples the market. The...
  • Exclusive — Richard Viguerie: Immigration Could Spark ‘Civil War’ Within GOP

    04/29/2015 10:15:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 29, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    Conservative activist Richard Viguerie says divisions over immigration could spark a “civil war” within the Republican Party, leading frustrated conservatives to abandon the party if the 2016 Presidential nominee is too liberal on this crucial issue. Viguerie began the exclusive interview with Breitbart News by citing one of his main concerns — and pet peeves — regarding immigration. The “root cause of the problem,” he says, is the desperate situations immigrants face in the countries they are leaving. “Has anyone looked beyond our border?” he asked. “At some point you have to do that, but no one seems to be...
  • The Strange Case of Modern Immigration - The West is too cowed by guilt to look at it honestly

    04/28/2015 7:29:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | April 28, 2015 | Victor Davis Hansen
    <p>Is immigrating from less-developed countries to the West a good or a bad thing, for host and guest? Is the immigrant angry at, or nostalgic for, the country he left? Is he thankful to or resentful of the country he has come to? Does the Westerner know why the other seeks him out or why he himself chooses not to emigrate to the non-West? These questions and dozens like them are not so much never answered as never even asked. The result is chaos.</p>
  • Bobby Jindal Warns of U.S. ‘No-Go Zones’ if We Don’t Force Muslims to Assimilate

    01/22/2015 8:03:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 01/22/2015 | by Matt Wilstein
    Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) doubled down on his controversial comments about so-called “no-go zones” for non-Muslims in a big way during a Fox News interview Wednesday afternoon. He even suggested that if the U.S. doesn’t take the threat of radical Islam seriously, we could have our own “no-go zones” in the near future. Jindal began by addressing comments made on MSNBC by human rights attorney Arsalan Iftikhar, who was banned from appearing on the network after suggesting the governor was trying to “scrub some of the brown off his skin” with his “no-go zone” talk. “It’s foolish that MSNBC even...
  • Jindal in London: Lack of Assimilation Has Led to Sharia, ‘No-Go Zones’ for Non-Muslims

    01/20/2015 7:45:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/20/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Potential 2016 presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal caused a stir across the pond with a Monday speech in London about the rise of radical Islam and “no-go” zones for non-Muslims in Birmingham. “How many Muslims in this world agree with these radicals? I have no idea, I hope it is a small minority,” the Louisiana governor told the Henry Jackson Society, according to prepared remarks. “But it is clear that far too many do, and it is clear that they must be stopped.” “In the West, non-assimilationist Muslims establish enclaves and carry out as much of Sharia law as they can...
  • Teddy Roosevelt knew what to do!


    10/22/2014 11:39:55 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 6 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | October 21, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Two stories currently in the news are, I think, illuminating. The first comes from Paris: The incident took place when a veiled woman was spotted on the front row of a performance of La Traviata at the Opera Bastille…. France brought in a law in 2011 banning anyone from wearing clothing that conceals the face in a public space, or face a 150 euro ($190) fine. The woman was sitting just behind the conductor, visible to monitors, wearing a scarf covering her hair and a veil over her mouth and nose during the performance on October 3. “I was alerted...
  • An eye-popping 20% of U.S. residents abandon English at home

    10/06/2014 11:29:18 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2014 | Stphen Dinan
    One-fifth of people in the U.S. speak a foreign language at home, according to a report being released Monday by the Center for Immigration Studies, which found Arabic and Urdu — the national language of Pakistan — among the fastest-growing. The report found that nearly half of all California school-age children speak a language other than English at home, as do a third of Texans and Nevadans, according to the report, which is based on Census Bureau numbers.
  • Somalis say: Show us the money

    09/30/2014 1:53:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9-30-14 | Scott Johnson
    We’ve got a problem in the Twin Cities that is based in our large and still growing population of Somali immigrants. Somalis have been immigrating to Minnesota for more than twenty years now. They have taken advantage of all the services that our state and local institutions offer. They have been welcomed with open arms, in Minnesota’s characteristic style. Yet Minnesota’s Somali community — a/k/a “Minnesotans” — is the most fertile ground in the United States for the recruitment of terrorists by foreign terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle East. We are concerned that they may choose to return...
  • English Proficiency Matters

    09/24/2014 4:17:55 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 1 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 24, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    According to the latest findings of the liberal-leaning Brookings Institute, nearly 10 percent of working-age adults in Americans have limited or no understanding of the English language. Their findings rebuke decades of rhetoric from the Progressive left insisting that multiculturalism and language diversity is of benefit to the nation as a whole and a more "compassionate" way to look at American assimilation. Brookings provided the data to justify what conservatives have known all along, the mastery of English proficiency matters greatly. It is the first key step to upward mobility and vital to becoming a "true" American. The concept of true...
  • Resisting Immigration Reform [identity politics]

    12/17/2013 2:02:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 17, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    "..........The incoherent message of far too many open-borders advocates distills down to little more than this: “Millions have fled Mexico to America — historically an insensitive, racist and unfair place. Yet it nonetheless must extend amnesty to millions of Mexican nationals who prefer the morally suspect United States over their native Latino culture in Mexico.” What the immigration debate is not about is ensuring that illegal immigration ends and that legal immigration becomes liberal, meritocratic, and ethnically blind. Remember that, and all the absurd rhetoric of the upcoming 2014 debate will make sense.
  • Circum-Decision

    06/14/2013 5:27:08 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 6/13/2013 | Rabbi Daniel Frank
    The mystique of Bris Milah is as old as Judaism itself. Throughout the generations, this mitzvah has been the pilot light, making sure that our spark would never be extinguished. For no matter how high the assimilation rate would rise, the importance of Bris, the seal of a covenant with God dating back to Abraham, was never questioned. Bris remained sacred to Jews of all stripes. But now, for the first time in our history, that reassuring flame has begun to flicker. "My husband and I are both Jewish, not practicing in the traditional sense, and we are debating whether...
  • DMV: Alleged Driver In OC Crash That Killed 5 Teens Didn’t Have A License

    05/29/2013 2:21:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    ( ^ | May 29, 2013 1:23 PM
    IRVINE ( — The teen identified by the Orange County Coroner as the driver in a single-car crash that killed five teens – including himself — on Memorial Day, was driving without a license, the California Department of Motor Vehicles told CBS2/KCAL9 Wednesday. According to records, 17-year-old Abdurlrahman M. Alyahyan, a senior at University High School in Irvine, did not have a valid California driver’s license when his car hit a tree and caught fire Monday evening on Jamboree Road and Island Lagoon Drive in Newport Beach. DMV officials tell CBS2/KCAL9 that Alyahyan was in the process of getting a...
  • One Question a Liberal Will NEVER Answer ~Vanity

    04/22/2013 9:55:46 PM PDT · by GraceG · 14 replies
    One Question I have never gotten a liberal to ever answer is this and it is a simple one: What is the Maximum percentage of Immigration per year that a country can allow and still maintain their dominant culture? They will Refuse to answer this question or they will weasel around it, it is a question like Kryptonite because it deal with hard numbers and they only deal with emotions...
  • Critical Considerations For Immigration Reform

    04/04/2013 5:16:52 PM PDT · by bcafrotc · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 2, 2013 | Andy Logar
    Commencing with the earliest settlements, America's eventual rise to superpower status was in no small measure due to the continual flow of gifted, venturesome immigrants coming to her shores with little more than their hopes, dreams, skills, and willingness to apply these to forge a new life for themselves and their families. They thirsted for liberty and economic opportunity while accepting the responsibilities of dealing with the risks and privations that lay ahead, collectively achieving their goals through hard work and perseverance. That was then; this is now. Current immigration policy is not only very costly to the taxpayers, who...
  • (Rino) George W. Bush pushes for more immigration

    12/04/2012 1:03:32 PM PST · by Mozilla · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/12 | Neil Munro
    Former President George W. Bush ambled back into the spotlight Tuesday to laud legal immigration, a decade after he helped inflate the real-estate bubble to its 2007 peak while trying to boost homeownership among Hispanics. “America is a nation of immigrants. … Immigrants can help build a dynamic tomorrow. … They invigorate our soul,” Bush said at the keynote speech of a one-day symposium on immigration’s role in the economy at the Dallas-based George W. Bush Institute. “Growing up in Texas we have had the honor and privilege of meeting many of the newly arrived,” the former president said. “They...
  • Lewiston, Maine mayor under fire for comment (Somali Muslim immigrants)

    10/07/2012 12:55:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    NECN ^ | September 26, 2012 | Amy Sinclair
    Historically a city of French Canadian immigrants, Lewiston, Maine is now also home to some 6,000 Somalis, including shop owner and father of five Mohamed Heban, who moved to Lewiston in 2002. But in a recent BBC documentary, Lewiston's mayor, Boston native Bob Macdonald, sounded less than welcoming. "When you come here, you accept our culture and leave your culture at the door," he said in the documentary...
  • Why Are the Two Parties Still Celebrating Immigration

    09/17/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 15 replies
    Foster PC ^ | Sept. 6th, 2012 | Howard Foster
    One thing that the two political parties chose to showcase at the national conventions is the so-called American immigration success story. The Republican “keynote” speaker was Sen. Marco Rubio, who defines himself as the son of immigrants. To him the U.S. is a great country because he has thrived here. The implication is that immigration is good, and we need more of it. I found it interesting that he did not expressly say this. He is no doubt aware that immigration is a controversial political topic and that there is merit to the restrictionist point of view. Nevertheless, the Republican...
  • Assimilation, now more than ever

    05/22/2012 5:32:39 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 22, 2012 | Rich Lowry
    In the most predictable demographic revolution ever, the Census Bureau reported that nonwhite babies now make up a majority of all births. This shift was inevitable as long as the basic architecture of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act remained in place. It ended the old system of per-country quotas and -- together with subsequent liberalizations -- unleashed a flood of immigration from Latin America and Asia. So long as about a million new immigrants entered the country every year, a demographic transformation was assured as a matter of mathematics. By 2010, the immigrant population was 40 million, following the...
  • Texas senator calls man's Spanish-language testimony 'insulting,' tells him to 'speak English'

    06/17/2011 10:51:59 AM PDT · by Ballygrl · 92 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/17/11 | CHRISTINE ROBERTS
    A Texas state senator is under fire for telling a man that his Spanish-language testimony was "insulting" during a committee hearing earlier this week. Republican Chris Harris interrupted Antolin Aguirre of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition just minutes into his statement against the Lone Star State's new sanctuary cities bill. The legislation, which was passed by the Senate Wednesday, allows police officers to verify the immigration status of detained suspects. Harris told Aguirre that he "should be speaking in English." "Did I understand him correctly that he has been here since 1988?" Harris asked. "Why aren't you speaking in English...
  • English for Immigrants

    05/13/2011 8:35:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | May 13, 2011 | Linda Chavez
    President Obama invoked immigrant assimilation this week in a speech in El Paso, Texas, praising the notion embodied in the motto E pluribus unum: out of many, one. But it wasn't all that long ago when many liberals eschewed the idea of America as having one language, one culture, and one people. Ironically, it has taken an anti-immigrant backlash to awaken at least some liberals to the dangers of multiculturalism, which they pushed aggressively for decades. It was liberals -- not conservatives -- who originally claimed that today's immigrants couldn't assimilate, or, in their view, shouldn't even try. Liberals insisted...
  • Justice Served in an American-Islamic Honor Killing

    04/16/2011 7:39:09 PM PDT · by forty_years · 17 replies
    netWMD ^ | April 16, 2011 | Phyllis Chesler
    ... Arizona Judge Roland Steinle has just sentenced Faleh Almaleki to 34½ years in prison. According to live reporting from the courtroom, the judge noted that Almaleki showed no remorse after the murder, that he did not forgive his daughter, that he did what suited his own purpose. The judge also said this was the hardest case he had to face in his six years on the bench. He found no mitigating factors ... Almaleki followed [his] daughter, whom he had tormented all her life, to a shopping mall, lurked outside, then boldly ran over her precious, lovely body with...
  • Diversity fad is losing ground

    03/09/2011 5:31:30 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 26 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | March 9, 2011 | Editorial
    How many times have you heard someone — typically, an educator whose brain has been switched off for the moment — say, "Diversity is our strength!" It's not. Belatedly, perhaps too late, Europeans are starting to figure this out. It's not to late for America, however. Leaders of Europe's Big Three powers, the United Kingdom, Germany and France, all have risen up against the multicultural claptrap that is teaming up with a native birth dearth to destroy their culture. Most recently, British Prime Minister David Cameron said: "Under the doctrine of state multiculturalism, we have encouraged different cultures to live...
  • Department of Very Bad Immigration Ideas: 'Every child in the United States should learn Spanish'

    01/08/2011 6:40:44 PM PST · by forty_years · 22 replies ^ | 11/8/2011 | Stanley Renshon
    Some ideas are so astoundingly bad that it is not only hard to take them seriously, but also to understand how they could be seriously made. Which brings us to Nicholas Kristof's recent column entitled "Primero Hay Que Aprender Espanol, Ranhou Zai Xue Zhongwen," which translates to "First, one must learn Spanish. Then Learn Chinese." ...
  • Barak slams 'wave of racism' in rabbi, rebbetzin letters

    12/30/2010 9:27:32 AM PST · by wmfights · 10 replies · 9+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | December 29, 2010 | Jonah Mandel
    “This letter,” the women rabbis, from the Israeli Council of Progressive Rabbis, wrote of the rebbetzin’s document, “is a call to exclude the Arab citizen in Israel from workplaces, the cities’ streets and the public sphere.” On the same day as the Reform rabbis’ letter, the Labor Party called to put an end to the “racist sentiments, recently aired in the media.” “The rabbi and rebbetzin letters are part of a wave of racism that is threatening to pull Israeli society into dark and dangerous places,” Labor Party chairman Ehud Barak said in an announcement. “The Labor Party under my...
  • Merkel urges Germans: stand up for Christian values

    11/17/2010 7:30:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2010 | Tom Heneghan
    (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans debating Muslim integration to stand up more for Christian values, saying Monday the country suffered not from "too much Islam" but "too little Christianity." Addressing her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, she said she took the current public debate in Germany on Islam and immigration very seriously. As part of this debate, she said last month that multiculturalism there had utterly failed. Some of her conservative allies have gone further, calling for an end to immigration from "foreign cultures" -- a reference to Muslim countries like Turkey -- and more pressure on immigrants...
  • Multiculturism

    10/18/2010 9:17:26 AM PDT · by phobia-dude · 20 replies
    WSJ Page A15 ^ | Oct 18, 2010 | Matt Karnitsching
    Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multiculturalism in Germany had been a total failure. She said the concept of multiculturalism, long championed by the German left had been discredited. She also said the notion that we would become multiculti, that we would live next to one another and be happy about one another, failed.
  • Kate Smith and Assimilation

    10/13/2010 6:34:07 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 31 replies
    Political Mavens ^ | Oct. 4, 2010
    A recent AP-Univision poll of Hispanics includes a troubling, even stunning, fact: Forty-six percent - a near majority - do NOT wish to change to assimilate into America, roughly defined as learning English, prizing American history and tradition, and respecting U.S. law. This finding should alarm, on every level. First, as Lincoln said, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Second, the polling percentage routs any other U.S. group. Third, it contradicts all American historical experience: every large immigrant group has YEARNED to assimilate - until now. Theodore Roosevelt said, "Anyone who calls himself a hyphenated American is not a...
  • Vivian is learning Spanish ... and about soccer

    06/11/2010 10:50:02 AM PDT · by deltaromeo11 · 14 replies · 349+ views ^ | June 10, 2010 | UMTV
    Vivian Cade remembers tension, even violence, when immigrants began settling in this agricultural region of central Florida a few decades ago. Trinity’s congregation was not easily integrated. But, now, Vivian is learning Spanish ... and about soccer.