Refugee Resettlement Watch
April 15, 2015
Let me be clear at the outset. We do not condone vandalism or criminal activity of any sort, but this case does demonstrate that some are going to extreme means to try to halt the continued expansion of the Muslim population in America when elected officials in Washington aren’t listening.
As the UN and the US State Department continue to send refugees to rural areas (seed your communities), the tension will only increase.
The headline in the Portland Press Herald yesterday is: Anti-Muslim graffiti spray-painted on Portland Halaal Market:
Police label the incident a hate crime and seek the public’s help in identifying the perpetrator, a white male wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt who was caught on surveillance video defacing the building.
The Portland Halaal Market on St. John Street was spray-painted Sunday morning with graffiti offensive to Muslims, and police and the market’s owner are calling it a hate crime.
Police, who said the incident occurred at 5 a.m., were on the scene at 269 St. John St. later Sunday morning reviewing videotape from a security camera and talking to Mahdi Ahmed, owner of the market.
The graffiti, spray-painted in red capital letters on the windows and brick on the side of the building, referred to Allah and included a sexual epithet. Allah was misspelled as “Alah.”
“This is a hate crime,” Ahmed said.
The market opened in 2002 and serves the Somali community and others. It sells halal foods that are allowed under Islamic dietary guidelines.
The store also serves as a hub for the Somali community.
Jalali [a Muslim author at the Univ. of Southern Maine] estimated that the Muslim population in Maine is about 6,000. There are seven or eight mosques, he said, half of them in the Portland area.
“Long live the West”
Jalali said the last anti-Muslim incident in Portland that he could recall was in 2011. In that case, someone spray-painted “Go home,” “Long live the West” and other words on a wall at the Maine Muslim Community Center on Anderson Street, the city’s largest mosque.
One thing frustrated Mainers can do is to demand that no more refugees be resettled in the state. You won’t be able to stop the influx of Somalis (or refugees generally) from other states, but you might be able to put a dent in the flow directly from Africa.
Don’t blame the refugees!
This is the agency directly responsible for the colonization of Maine towns (especially Portland and Lewiston):
I wasn’t planning to get too deeply into this branch of Catholic Charities, but wow, check out their most recent Form 990 here, they had a revenue stream of over $25 million and more than half comes from taxpayers in some form or another (page 9). They had over $9 million in “Medicaid fees” alone! What the heck is that?
Catholic Charities encouraged the first Somalis to come to Maine.
Don’t vandalize buildings! Tell Catholic Charities and your elected officials that you don’t want any more third worlders! You can’t afford it!
And, get behind your governor’s attempts to take away the welfare magnet!