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Middle Easterners Streaming Into Texas: Study Say Most Live In Houston
The HoustonChronicle.com ^ | August 14, 2002 | Edward Hegstrom

Posted on 08/20/2002 7:08:08 AM PDT by yankeedame

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1 posted on 08/20/2002 7:08:08 AM PDT by yankeedame
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Tameez, the political consultant, says newly arrived immigrants think only of surviving. But as some settle down, become citizens and prosper, they begin to think of things like participating in politics. "That's the pinnacle of success," he said. "Once you have money, you want influence, and that means political influence."

Not a chance

2 posted on 08/20/2002 7:13:55 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog
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Not a chance you say? Just let me open my local phone book here, btw, I'm in a much smaller city than Houston.

Right off the bat, here in A's the first pages are headed, Abushair-to-Adejokun, second page, Adekunle-to-Ahmed, third page, Ahmed-to-Alderson (how did that Englishman get in there?), fourth page, Aldiwan-to-Allen, fifth page, Allen-to-Almazan, sixth page, Almefeh-to-Amaro, seventh page, Anderson-to-Annen. Then we have Aziz, Balasubramaniam, Beshears.

Not to worry, they will never become political activist.

3 posted on 08/20/2002 7:26:49 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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I was visiting my Mom at the Methodist Hospital in Houston this past weekend. Arabs everywhere. The hospital's prayer room in the front lobby was dedicated for Muslim prayer. There are giant billboards along major corridors of Houston, including I-45 advertising Islam. Here's their site:

Why Islam

4 posted on 08/20/2002 7:36:58 AM PDT by TADSLOS
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Am I feeling just REEEEEAL comfortable right about now? Nope.
5 posted on 08/20/2002 7:44:02 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion
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I was visiting my Mom at the Methodist Hospital in Houston this past weekend. Arabs everywhere.(my emphasis)

Christians send a handfull of missionaries to other countries whereas Muslims flood other countries with millions of true believers/activists. Which approach do you think will get quicker results?

6 posted on 08/20/2002 7:53:49 AM PDT by varon
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It just seems unlikely that any of them would be able to advance beyond local politics, if they got elected at all.
7 posted on 08/20/2002 8:04:09 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog
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As a long time Houston resident, I have a few observations. Enron aside, the influx of Middle Easterners including yes Israelis (I'm not an anti Semite, just telling the truth), have lowered the standards of our business practices to an unprecedented level. They cheat on their business practices. They have out of date food in their stores. You can go into most any convenience store and the pin ball machines pay off with money. I think that is fine, but it is illegal. As far as this strict Islamic moral code goes, you can buy any kind of sexual material in any of their stores. Once again nothing wrong with that either. It's legal, but I thought it was against their code. I don't want to even get started on dealing with them on real estate matters. The fact is they have lowered our culture to a different level. BTW, I make it a point to keep an eve on the local Mosque, I drive by every chance I get.
8 posted on 08/20/2002 8:10:01 AM PDT by dix
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I've heard what you say about other "cultures" here in the Pacific NW......I think it has more to do with "values" than with race/religion.....Islam seems to be an opportunistic "religion".....that's stuck in the 12th century. (And, their values are under the microscope right now - but there's a few pockets of Asian culture here, that others would say need their day of reckoning, too.)
9 posted on 08/20/2002 8:23:43 AM PDT by goodnesswins
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My friend, this country WILL fall from within. ...and all because we lacked the cajones to stand up and tell our leaders "NO". Now, those same leaders must be either arrested for treason, or left to go about their destructive and corrupt devices.
10 posted on 08/20/2002 8:26:16 AM PDT by Ranger Drew
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Hey, I saw that billboard when I was in Houston a few months ago. It made me sick to my stomach. Don't forget the homosexual flags, too. They were visibly seen from the interstate, not to mention tons of strip bar advertisements. A modern day Tower of Babel, along with a Soddom & Gomorrah, COMBINED.
11 posted on 08/20/2002 9:15:34 AM PDT by FreedomFriend
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Christians send a handfull of missionaries to other countries whereas Muslims flood other countries with millions of true believers/activists.

Those countries are HOSTILE and/or closed to Christian missionaries. In many cases, they have to go in disguised as workers of some sort (like Heather and Dana in Afghanistan).

We, on the other hand, open our arms to just about anybody. The blessing and curse of being a democracy.

12 posted on 08/20/2002 9:21:57 AM PDT by mombonn
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There are giant billboards along major corridors of Houston, including I-45 advertising Islam. Here's their site:

HUH? I hope your joking....

13 posted on 08/20/2002 9:23:25 AM PDT by Joe Hadenuf
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HUH? I hope your joking....

I wish it were a joke, but it isn't.

14 posted on 08/20/2002 9:25:52 AM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: fivecatsandadog
It just seems unlikely that any of them would be able to advance beyond local politics, if they got elected at all.

Is that a line from "Ship of Fools" or does it just sound like it?

15 posted on 08/20/2002 9:29:56 AM PDT by Consort
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No joke, I saw it last week. Right on I-45.
16 posted on 08/20/2002 9:31:20 AM PDT by seeker41
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Now this is freaking scary...
17 posted on 08/20/2002 9:33:00 AM PDT by Joe Hadenuf
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I make it a point to keep an eye on the local Mosque, I drive by every chance I get.

Might not be a bad idea to start photographing autos & license numbers, too.

18 posted on 08/20/2002 9:39:14 AM PDT by Freebird Forever
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I saw it, too. Houston seemed very weird. Mexicans were all over the place (most illegal, I'm sure), Homosexual flags flying alongside the interstate, Muslim advertisments, strip bar advertisements everywhere you looked, Mexican food stores named, "Fiesta". The place is second only to Los Angeles in foreign occupation. I don't know how much longer it will remain an "American City". You've got to go up to Conroe or the Woodlands in the north, Katy in the west, or Clearlake in the south to get away from it.
19 posted on 08/20/2002 9:41:03 AM PDT by FreedomFriend
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Keep your head in the sand, it's exactly what the Jihadists want.

And, Bush is all for this. He can't get enough of our open borders.
20 posted on 08/20/2002 9:44:18 AM PDT by Guillermo
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