The Somali’s Only Documented Act of Assimilation – Voting

Originally posted by Maggie at Maggie’s Notebook

Tyson Foods’ cancellation of the Labor Day holiday for their employees in Tennessee – instead giving them a Muslim holiday – want it or not – on the day decreed by Islam, was the final nail for me.

A reader and great blogger Holger Awakens left the following story on one of my comment threads. Think about the significance of Holger’s last paragraph:

Many, many years ago, the State of Minnesota led the nation in extending an invitation to the people of South Vietnam to come to Minnesota and start a new life – much of that was coordinated by the churches in Minnesota. These Vietnamese refugees came to Minnesota and after a few growing pains, assimilated into American and Minnesota society and have been a truly miraculous contributing segment of society.

The same experiment was tried with Somalis coming to Minnesota, yet now after several years, the muslims of Somalia in Minnesota continue to fight assimilation and instead demand conforming to THEIR way of life. They have brought crime and divisiveness to Minnesota where the Vietnamese brought an ethic of hard work and honor.

P.S. the one documented act of assimilation into Minnesota society by the Somalis was in 2006 when they massed at the voting precincts in Minneapolis to cast their votes. And who did they help elect? The moutpiece for the Nation of Islam, Keith Ellison.

In a previous post, Tyson Foods Brings Latent Tuberculosis to Emporia, KS, I asked how hundreds of sick Somalis were allowed into the United States under the guise of working for Tyson Foods.

I don’t have the answer but the problem is far more convoluted than presented by the author of a Topeka Capital-Journal piece, who viewed a huge influx of Somali “humanitarian refugees” as “exotic.”

H/T to reader Bob for providing this link: On December 9, 2007 Tom Squitieri writing for NewsMax reported the death of a Somalia man inside the Emporia, KS Tyson plant in January 2007. After that death from tuberculosis, health officials reported 160 cases of latent TB among the “humanitarian refugees.”

Again, here’s the question? How did they make it into the U.S.? The Center for Disease Control says visas will not be issued to diseased individuals unless the Attorney General requests waives inadmissibility on health related issues. Is the U.S. Attorney General. I would assume so. Who requested that these men be allowed into the U.S.? It must be Tyson Foods, and why would that request be granted?

The Emporia, KS debacle is but a tip of the iceberg. From Newsmax:

Local officials say the case represents only a small part of the growing problem of foreign-born, unassimilated communities with high rates of communicable diseases such as TB and HIV. Many say they need help from Washington, which has been silent on the issue for too long.

We have not really gotten Congress to engage, which I would like to see occur, Peggy Mast, an 11-year Republican state representative from Kansas whose district includes Emporia, tells Newsmax. I have talked with some of the offices and they think it is more of a state issue . . .

Well, I assume it was not THE STATE that admitted these refugees to the U.S. in the first place. Oh, there’s so much to say about this one, but I’ll skip my rant for now, because there is more:

Take a look at this:

The U.S. government has agreed to resettle more than 12,000 Somalis who fled their war-torn country in the past decade. Many have been living in refugee camps in Kenya prior to coming to America.

So these 12,000 are already here – have been here for at least a year.

Mandatory health screenings are frequently put off for several months after the immigrants arrival. Those who blend into the secretive, tight-knit Somali community often do not resurface to be tested for communicable disease, officials complain.

Mast says that all levels of government need to be more pro-active in dealing with the issue of immigration workers, as it has opened up many additional areas of concerns including community safety, cultural clashes, and a long-term financial drain on communities where unskilled immigrants congregate for employment.

So at least someone is admitting that cultural clashes are a reality, and that communities suffer LONG-TERM financial harm – and these immigrants are “unskilled,” to boot, so why did we bring them over? Oh, of course, it was for humanitarian reasons. What about the humanity right here in the U.S. working and paying our taxes each and every day – for what, to pay the damage control for Tyson Foods ?

When the U.S. chooses to be benevolent, there are right ways and wrong ways to go about it. This is the wrong way. These “refugees,” were no doubt starving and living in unspeakable circumstances, but if we’re going to bring the sick and the hungry to America, bring the children. There will be no cultural clashes, they will not hole-up in patriarchial cults, their diseases can be cured or controlled, they will have a chance for honest freedom and will not be invested in changing ours. This may not be viable – probably for certain isn’t, but…

Back to Emporia:

Mast said the TB infections in the Somali community Emporia, a city of 28,000 people, the third highest TB rate in Kansas.

[The Somali community] is dealing with active cases now, she tells Newsmax. This population is extremely difficult to track and it is hard to treat them. You have to make sure they are compliant with the medication and make sure they finish it up.

Remember Andrew Speaker and his bride, Sarah? They had a fairytale wedding in Greece, honeymoon in Italy. Got a phone call in their bridal suite from the CDC. He was told that the authorities would arrive in “hours,” to place him in quarantine. Well they found Andrew Speaker, from Atlanta, via Greece, in Italy, but they can’t rout-out the tuberculer Somalis in Emporia, KS.

The truth is, they don’t want to find them – it’s not politically correct to intrude on a the privacy of a Muslim community.

Officials admit:

…that latent TB and other infectious diseases are prevalent among Somali and other humanitarian refugees arriving in the U.S.

She [Mast] said there has been little family reunification among the male workers something that could occur in the future and further exacerbate the problem and stress the community financially and culturally.

I had to reread that one a couple of times. I can only assume that these male refugees have not yet brought their refugee families to the U.S. – and if and when they do, the problems multiply.

Peggy Mast, the Gazette says, is an “11 year Republican state representative from Kansas whose district includes Emporia…” We’ll I’m almost speechless:

[Mast says] There have already been several cultural clashes. This is a disservice to the population you are bringing in and you are inviting a cultural clash, Mast says. The fact there is such a cultural clash and where you have active TB cases, you only have to guess to imagine the fear that spreads through the community.

Here’s a Conservative warning of the disservice to the “population” brought to the U.S. under the guise of humane refugee status – and they are sick with a communicable disease, they are trouble makers and they have no interest in “communing” with Americans.

Obviously, Ms. Mast hasn’t lived in a Muslim country, because if she had, she would know all about unfair cultural clashes. Instead, she chides the people of Emporia for adding to the burden of the Somali refugees.

Here’s a snippet from Peggy Mast’s website:

I believe that Kansas families deserve leaders who are capable of implementing positive change…leaders who understand the unique character of our communities, the strength of our citizens, and the importance of our children’s future.

During challenging times, state government needs experienced leadership rooted in conservative values that can make a difference for our communities.

I pledge to continue to be a voice for the people I represent and not special interest groups. Putting the people of my district first has always been my top priority.

Mast’s website also says: “If you live in the city of Emporia, Peggy may or may not represent you,…”

The question is, is the Tyson Food plant in District 76 – Peggy’s District? Is she invested in cheap labor for Tyson? Can there be another reason that she would make such charges against her constituency? As I look through her website I see that she is quite conservative – supporting second amendment rights to “keep and bear arms,” including giving her vote for “conceal and carry” legislation.

Reading the comment thread in various Kansas newspapers, her constituents seem to think she is doing a good job.

Mast is calling on the Feds for thorough screenings “on refugees entering the U.S.”

In addition to health concerns, she said there should be mandatory cultural education to help refugees assimilate.

Mast says “they [the Somalis] do not understand the culture.”

It’s not only the Somalis. Americans have learned and are beginning to accept that most Muslims, not all, will never understand our culture, refuse to understand it – it is the culture of infidels:

[Mast again] Men tend not to show respect for women. They are very demanding and do not respect other peoples space, Mast says. Additionally, she said the limited language skills have caused communication issues beyond simple day-to-day contact.

For example, Mast says most of the Somalis in Emporia are single males who live in a cluster near Emporia State University. She said several female students complained of being extremely intimidated by the Somali men’s presence.

Islam knows no respect for women. God bless the women and children because the Muslim men have a plan and it’s not pretty. This is something that our Government cannot legislate.

We must keep these people out of the United States. As jaded as I am, I still believe in legal immigration from Arab countries for people who have jobs, can support themselves, want to be among Americans and most importantly, understand and co-operate with us as we surveil their every move, if and when necessary.

Here’s Mast worrying about the “sense of security” for the Somalis again:

We look down the road and see the problems they can create. Unemployed single males with nothing to do.

Mast says the inconsistency of some of the authorities does not help create any sense of security.

She notes that it is cultural for Somalis to marry up to four wives at one time.

Is this now legal in the U.S. – can they come here and do this, or has a local court conspired with the local back street iman to carry on business as usual – as is done routinely in Britain ?

My concern is multiple children: Is our society prepared to take responsibility for caring for that size of the family? [Sponsors] say it will be a major resettlement [in Emporia]. The community is not ready for this, Mast says.

Where in all this dialog from Ms. Mast is the culpability of Tyson Foods?

About 3/4ths of the way through this post, I found that Tyson “restructured” its Emporia plant. In January 2008 they announced the coming lay-off of 1500-2400 jobs. How many of those were Somalian refugees and where are they now? Where are the 12,000 Somalis that the U.S. agreed to resettle?

For more, search the archives of Refugee Resettlement Watch

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The Somali’s Only Documented Act of Assimilation – Voting

Originally posted by Maggie at Maggie’s Notebook

Tyson Foods’ cancellation of the Labor Day holiday for their employees in Tennessee – instead giving them a Muslim holiday – want it or not – on the day decreed by Islam, was the final nail for me.

A reader and great blogger Holger Awakens left the following story on one of my comment threads. Think about the significance of Holger’s last paragraph:

Many, many years ago, the State of Minnesota led the nation in extending an invitation to the people of South Vietnam to come to Minnesota and start a new life – much of that was coordinated by the churches in Minnesota. These Vietnamese refugees came to Minnesota and after a few growing pains, assimilated into American and Minnesota society and have been a truly miraculous contributing segment of society.

The same experiment was tried with Somalis coming to Minnesota, yet now after several years, the muslims of Somalia in Minnesota continue to fight assimilation and instead demand conforming to THEIR way of life. They have brought crime and divisiveness to Minnesota where the Vietnamese brought an ethic of hard work and honor.

P.S. the one documented act of assimilation into Minnesota society by the Somalis was in 2006 when they massed at the voting precincts in Minneapolis to cast their votes. And who did they help elect? The moutpiece for the Nation of Islam, Keith Ellison.

In a previous post, Tyson Foods Brings Latent Tuberculosis to Emporia, KS, I asked how hundreds of sick Somalis were allowed into the United States under the guise of working for Tyson Foods.

I don’t have the answer but the problem is far more convoluted than presented by the author of a Topeka Capital-Journal piece, who viewed a huge influx of Somali “humanitarian refugees” as “exotic.”

H/T to reader Bob for providing this link: On December 9, 2007 Tom Squitieri writing for NewsMax reported the death of a Somalia man inside the Emporia, KS Tyson plant in January 2007. After that death from tuberculosis, health officials reported 160 cases of latent TB among the “humanitarian refugees.”

Again, here’s the question? How did they make it into the U.S.? The Center for Disease Control says visas will not be issued to diseased individuals unless the Attorney General requests waives inadmissibility on health related issues. Is the U.S. Attorney General. I would assume so. Who requested that these men be allowed into the U.S.? It must be Tyson Foods, and why would that request be granted?

The Emporia, KS debacle is but a tip of the iceberg. From Newsmax:

Local officials say the case represents only a small part of the growing problem of foreign-born, unassimilated communities with high rates of communicable diseases such as TB and HIV. Many say they need help from Washington, which has been silent on the issue for too long.

We have not really gotten Congress to engage, which I would like to see occur, Peggy Mast, an 11-year Republican state representative from Kansas whose district includes Emporia, tells Newsmax. I have talked with some of the offices and they think it is more of a state issue . . .

Well, I assume it was not THE STATE that admitted these refugees to the U.S. in the first place. Oh, there’s so much to say about this one, but I’ll skip my rant for now, because there is more:

Take a look at this:

The U.S. government has agreed to resettle more than 12,000 Somalis who fled their war-torn country in the past decade. Many have been living in refugee camps in Kenya prior to coming to America.

So these 12,000 are already here – have been here for at least a year.

Mandatory health screenings are frequently put off for several months after the immigrants arrival. Those who blend into the secretive, tight-knit Somali community often do not resurface to be tested for communicable disease, officials complain.

Mast says that all levels of government need to be more pro-active in dealing with the issue of immigration workers, as it has opened up many additional areas of concerns including community safety, cultural clashes, and a long-term financial drain on communities where unskilled immigrants congregate for employment.

So at least someone is admitting that cultural clashes are a reality, and that communities suffer LONG-TERM financial harm – and these immigrants are “unskilled,” to boot, so why did we bring them over? Oh, of course, it was for humanitarian reasons. What about the humanity right here in the U.S. working and paying our taxes each and every day – for what, to pay the damage control for Tyson Foods ?

When the U.S. chooses to be benevolent, there are right ways and wrong ways to go about it. This is the wrong way. These “refugees,” were no doubt starving and living in unspeakable circumstances, but if we’re going to bring the sick and the hungry to America, bring the children. There will be no cultural clashes, they will not hole-up in patriarchial cults, their diseases can be cured or controlled, they will have a chance for honest freedom and will not be invested in changing ours. This may not be viable – probably for certain isn’t, but…

Back to Emporia:

Mast said the TB infections in the Somali community Emporia, a city of 28,000 people, the third highest TB rate in Kansas.

[The Somali community] is dealing with active cases now, she tells Newsmax. This population is extremely difficult to track and it is hard to treat them. You have to make sure they are compliant with the medication and make sure they finish it up.

Remember Andrew Speaker and his bride, Sarah? They had a fairytale wedding in Greece, honeymoon in Italy. Got a phone call in their bridal suite from the CDC. He was told that the authorities would arrive in “hours,” to place him in quarantine. Well they found Andrew Speaker, from Atlanta, via Greece, in Italy, but they can’t rout-out the tuberculer Somalis in Emporia, KS.

The truth is, they don’t want to find them – it’s not politically correct to intrude on a the privacy of a Muslim community.

Officials admit:

…that latent TB and other infectious diseases are prevalent among Somali and other humanitarian refugees arriving in the U.S.

She [Mast] said there has been little family reunification among the male workers something that could occur in the future and further exacerbate the problem and stress the community financially and culturally.

I had to reread that one a couple of times. I can only assume that these male refugees have not yet brought their refugee families to the U.S. – and if and when they do, the problems multiply.

Peggy Mast, the Gazette says, is an “11 year Republican state representative from Kansas whose district includes Emporia…” We’ll I’m almost speechless:

[Mast says] There have already been several cultural clashes. This is a disservice to the population you are bringing in and you are inviting a cultural clash, Mast says. The fact there is such a cultural clash and where you have active TB cases, you only have to guess to imagine the fear that spreads through the community.

Here’s a Conservative warning of the disservice to the “population” brought to the U.S. under the guise of humane refugee status – and they are sick with a communicable disease, they are trouble makers and they have no interest in “communing” with Americans.

Obviously, Ms. Mast hasn’t lived in a Muslim country, because if she had, she would know all about unfair cultural clashes. Instead, she chides the people of Emporia for adding to the burden of the Somali refugees.

Here’s a snippet from Peggy Mast’s website:

I believe that Kansas families deserve leaders who are capable of implementing positive change…leaders who understand the unique character of our communities, the strength of our citizens, and the importance of our children’s future.

During challenging times, state government needs experienced leadership rooted in conservative values that can make a difference for our communities.

I pledge to continue to be a voice for the people I represent and not special interest groups. Putting the people of my district first has always been my top priority.

Mast’s website also says: “If you live in the city of Emporia, Peggy may or may not represent you,…”

The question is, is the Tyson Food plant in District 76 – Peggy’s District? Is she invested in cheap labor for Tyson? Can there be another reason that she would make such charges against her constituency? As I look through her website I see that she is quite conservative – supporting second amendment rights to “keep and bear arms,” including giving her vote for “conceal and carry” legislation.

Reading the comment thread in various Kansas newspapers, her constituents seem to think she is doing a good job.

Mast is calling on the Feds for thorough screenings “on refugees entering the U.S.”

In addition to health concerns, she said there should be mandatory cultural education to help refugees assimilate.

Mast says “they [the Somalis] do not understand the culture.”

It’s not only the Somalis. Americans have learned and are beginning to accept that most Muslims, not all, will never understand our culture, refuse to understand it – it is the culture of infidels:

[Mast again] Men tend not to show respect for women. They are very demanding and do not respect other peoples space, Mast says. Additionally, she said the limited language skills have caused communication issues beyond simple day-to-day contact.

For example, Mast says most of the Somalis in Emporia are single males who live in a cluster near Emporia State University. She said several female students complained of being extremely intimidated by the Somali men’s presence.

Islam knows no respect for women. God bless the women and children because the Muslim men have a plan and it’s not pretty. This is something that our Government cannot legislate.

We must keep these people out of the United States. As jaded as I am, I still believe in legal immigration from Arab countries for people who have jobs, can support themselves, want to be among Americans and most importantly, understand and co-operate with us as we surveil their every move, if and when necessary.

Here’s Mast worrying about the “sense of security” for the Somalis again:

We look down the road and see the problems they can create. Unemployed single males with nothing to do.

Mast says the inconsistency of some of the authorities does not help create any sense of security.

She notes that it is cultural for Somalis to marry up to four wives at one time.

Is this now legal in the U.S. – can they come here and do this, or has a local court conspired with the local back street iman to carry on business as usual – as is done routinely in Britain ?

My concern is multiple children: Is our society prepared to take responsibility for caring for that size of the family? [Sponsors] say it will be a major resettlement [in Emporia]. The community is not ready for this, Mast says.

Where in all this dialog from Ms. Mast is the culpability of Tyson Foods?

About 3/4ths of the way through this post, I found that Tyson “restructured” its Emporia plant. In January 2008 they announced the coming lay-off of 1500-2400 jobs. How many of those were Somalian refugees and where are they now? Where are the 12,000 Somalis that the U.S. agreed to resettle?

For more, search the archives of Refugee Resettlement Watch

Tyson Foods Brings Latent Tuberculosis to Emporia, Kansas

Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie’s Notebook

Photo from the Topeka Capital-Journal. Their caption reads:
Courtesy / Kansas Health Institute

An estimated 750 to 1,000 Somali refugees are living in Emporia, a magnet because of jobs at the Tyson Foods meatpacking plant. Many have latent tuberculosis.

H/T to Texas Fred and his comment thread.

Tyson Foods’ blatant disregard for the institutions of America is worse than we thought – and it stretches outside just the Shelbyville, TN plant.

Here’s how the Topeka Capital-Journal under the heading “Somalis arrive in Emporia with tuberculosis” describes the “exotic, new arrivals:”

EMPORIA — When hundreds of Somali refugees began showing up to work at the meatpacking plant, nurses Lori Torres and Renee Hively were among the first to get to know the exotic, new arrivals.

“We got notified a day in advance that 70 Somalis were being transferred from a (Tyson Foods) plant in Nebraska,” Hively recalled. “That 70 soon grew into 400, seemingly overnight.”…Torres is the case manager for about 160 Somalis in Emporia who have been diagnosed with latent tuberculosis….

WHERE WAS the Center for Disease Control?
HOW DID THESE PEOPLE GET INTO THE U.S.?

I found the following at immigration.com:

Section 212(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act states that aliens with specific health-related conditions are ineligible to receive visas and ineligible for admission into the United States. The Attorney General may waive application of this inadmissibility on health-related grounds if an application for waiver is filed and approved by the consular office considering the application for a visa. The Division of Migration and Quarantine, NCID uses this application primarily to collect information to establish and maintain records of waiver applicants in order to notify the Immigration and Naturalization Service when terms, conditions and controls imposed by waiver are not met. NCID is requesting the extension of this data for 3 years. There total estimated annualize burden is 167 hours.

More from the Topeka Capital-Journal:

…each of the department’s [Tyson’s] nurses divided the case management responsibilities, but with the surge it was decided Torres would take them all, in essence creating a full-time tuberculosis nurse position. They also persuaded the clinic’s managers to hire a full-time Somali translator. [Your package of chicken fingers just went up a quarter.}

Here’s the EXOTIC word again:

The Somalis are the most recent and perhaps most exotic wave for this city of about 25,000 people. Not everyone in Emporia has been welcoming. There have been incidents of vandalism and an armed robbery attempt at the Ayan Restaurant, a Somali-owned eatery that also serves as an informal community center for the refugees.

An article posted Nov. 3 on the Emporia Gazette Web site about a state grant to Catholic Community Services to help the Somalis settling in Emporia drew scores of angry, anonymous reader reactions, including this one:

“Emporia is going to be its own 3rd world country before long because of all the damn, bleeding hearts.”

“They came post 9/11. They’re black and they’re Muslim,” Hively said, describing some of the hostility demonstrated toward the Somalis. “Emporia didn’t have many black people before. This is a small town.”

If you haven’t caught the latest news, Tyson contractually, with its Union, canceled Labor Day – no joking here – at their Shelbyville, TN plant and replaced it with a Muslim holiday sometime each Fall.

Let us put Tyson Foods out of business!
No extraordinary measures needed.
No time out of your day
Just don’t buy anything made by Tyson Foods

Tyson is not only about chicken. They sell beef and pork products, including bacon. One of my readers suggested that we query restaurants. Are they using Tyson for their chicken fingers, hot wings, etc.?

Don’t buy Tyson until Labor Day is acknowledged again at their Shelbyville plant and these refugees are sent back home.

Contact Information

Mail: Tyson Foods, Inc.
P.O. Box 2020
Springdale, AR 72764-6999
Telephone: 1-800-643-3410
Consumer Relations CP631
2210 West Oaklawn Drive
Springdale, AR 72764-6999

Tyson Foods Brings Latent Tuberculosis to Emporia, Kansas

Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie’s Notebook

Photo from the Topeka Capital-Journal. Their caption reads:
Courtesy / Kansas Health Institute

An estimated 750 to 1,000 Somali refugees are living in Emporia, a magnet because of jobs at the Tyson Foods meatpacking plant. Many have latent tuberculosis.

H/T to Texas Fred and his comment thread.

Tyson Foods’ blatant disregard for the institutions of America is worse than we thought – and it stretches outside just the Shelbyville, TN plant.

Here’s how the Topeka Capital-Journal under the heading “Somalis arrive in Emporia with tuberculosis” describes the “exotic, new arrivals:”

EMPORIA — When hundreds of Somali refugees began showing up to work at the meatpacking plant, nurses Lori Torres and Renee Hively were among the first to get to know the exotic, new arrivals.

“We got notified a day in advance that 70 Somalis were being transferred from a (Tyson Foods) plant in Nebraska,” Hively recalled. “That 70 soon grew into 400, seemingly overnight.”…Torres is the case manager for about 160 Somalis in Emporia who have been diagnosed with latent tuberculosis….

WHERE WAS the Center for Disease Control?
HOW DID THESE PEOPLE GET INTO THE U.S.?

I found the following at immigration.com:

Section 212(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act states that aliens with specific health-related conditions are ineligible to receive visas and ineligible for admission into the United States. The Attorney General may waive application of this inadmissibility on health-related grounds if an application for waiver is filed and approved by the consular office considering the application for a visa. The Division of Migration and Quarantine, NCID uses this application primarily to collect information to establish and maintain records of waiver applicants in order to notify the Immigration and Naturalization Service when terms, conditions and controls imposed by waiver are not met. NCID is requesting the extension of this data for 3 years. There total estimated annualize burden is 167 hours.

More from the Topeka Capital-Journal:

…each of the department’s [Tyson’s] nurses divided the case management responsibilities, but with the surge it was decided Torres would take them all, in essence creating a full-time tuberculosis nurse position. They also persuaded the clinic’s managers to hire a full-time Somali translator. [Your package of chicken fingers just went up a quarter.}

Here’s the EXOTIC word again:

The Somalis are the most recent and perhaps most exotic wave for this city of about 25,000 people. Not everyone in Emporia has been welcoming. There have been incidents of vandalism and an armed robbery attempt at the Ayan Restaurant, a Somali-owned eatery that also serves as an informal community center for the refugees.

An article posted Nov. 3 on the Emporia Gazette Web site about a state grant to Catholic Community Services to help the Somalis settling in Emporia drew scores of angry, anonymous reader reactions, including this one:

“Emporia is going to be its own 3rd world country before long because of all the damn, bleeding hearts.”

“They came post 9/11. They’re black and they’re Muslim,” Hively said, describing some of the hostility demonstrated toward the Somalis. “Emporia didn’t have many black people before. This is a small town.”

If you haven’t caught the latest news, Tyson contractually, with its Union, canceled Labor Day – no joking here – at their Shelbyville, TN plant and replaced it with a Muslim holiday sometime each Fall.

Let us put Tyson Foods out of business!
No extraordinary measures needed.
No time out of your day
Just don’t buy anything made by Tyson Foods

Tyson is not only about chicken. They sell beef and pork products, including bacon. One of my readers suggested that we query restaurants. Are they using Tyson for their chicken fingers, hot wings, etc.?

Don’t buy Tyson until Labor Day is acknowledged again at their Shelbyville plant and these refugees are sent back home.

Contact Information

Mail: Tyson Foods, Inc.
P.O. Box 2020
Springdale, AR 72764-6999
Telephone: 1-800-643-3410
Consumer Relations CP631
2210 West Oaklawn Drive
Springdale, AR 72764-6999

Answering Nassem

HT to Ben at ANewtOne for the heads up on this article.

The grammar lacks perfection but the expose of Islam and Muhammad is undeniable.

By Ibn Misr

This was a comment by Nasseem, a muslima to boot, as she describes herself, on one of our postings that I figured to answer it on the front page for the benefit of all muslims, and our readers.


As we always say, no one exposes islam, better than muslims, and islam itself, of course.

Nasseem said (unedited): “Assalamau Laikum Hal, I am no christian….only a good human being and muslima to boot and there’s lot of good muslims in this world…but you peoples will never allow us to have this. For me christianity is childish. Throughout history who ever gets slapped on the cheek makes the instigator pay…one way or another…they don’t turn the other cheek….this is against human nature. Stay your hand if you want to…but then don’t worry or complain about repeatedly being slapped on both sides….if that’s your fate…and of course others love you for it….hey that’s your outlook, but it’s not going to be mine. Also I think it’s a hard enough concept to pray to a god….and christianity wants you to pray to a ghost as well…I mean how wierd is the concept of trinity. Thirdly…christianity is male domianted…there’s a male god who has a male son (only)…where’s the daughter(s) in this story? There’s virtually no femaninty in christianity…where as in Islam womens are given pride of place and proper respect. So…I simply could not be or convert to christianity…I cannot belong because of the lack of respect for us womens.”

Dear Nassem, I would like to thank you for your contribution with your comments, and also invite all muslims to our open forum, and un-moderated comments section to express freely their opinions. We are here to learn, and reach for the truth about islam. No one is better placed than muslims to teach us and answer our questions. Even when muslims don’t answer our questions, it proves to be the best answer that confirms the facts we expose..

As for stating that you’re not a Christian, you don’t need to say it. Your language and your state of mind exposes you. I mean your Islamic mind, which is apart from the normal human mind. It’s not me saying this, but your “most honorable” prophet, stating that muslim women are “deficient in religion and brain,” and the Koran puts your value at half a man. And I take it for granted that you agree. Otherwise you won’t be a “muslima to boot.”

Actually, your prophet also compared you with dogs and donkeys, and allowed your husband to beat you, So definitely, with all these attributes, you can’t fool anyone and pass for a Christian.

Christianity elevates every person, men and women. The God of the Bible said, “He created man on His own image, and created Eve to be “A helper comparable to him. Genesis 1:18.”

You see, God said “Comparable,” not half, but comparable to the man, not to dogs and donkeys that should be beaten. And how would you qualify this saying of your prophet, ” The woman advances and retires in the shape of a devil. From Sahih Muslim, the book of Nikah (intercourse), book 8 #3240,” in the pride of place, or proper respect section?


That should answer your “Christianity is male dominated.”

Continue reading here.

Answering Nassem

HT to Ben at ANewtOne for the heads up on this article.

The grammar lacks perfection but the expose of Islam and Muhammad is undeniable.

By Ibn Misr

This was a comment by Nasseem, a muslima to boot, as she describes herself, on one of our postings that I figured to answer it on the front page for the benefit of all muslims, and our readers.


As we always say, no one exposes islam, better than muslims, and islam itself, of course.

Nasseem said (unedited): “Assalamau Laikum Hal, I am no christian….only a good human being and muslima to boot and there’s lot of good muslims in this world…but you peoples will never allow us to have this. For me christianity is childish. Throughout history who ever gets slapped on the cheek makes the instigator pay…one way or another…they don’t turn the other cheek….this is against human nature. Stay your hand if you want to…but then don’t worry or complain about repeatedly being slapped on both sides….if that’s your fate…and of course others love you for it….hey that’s your outlook, but it’s not going to be mine. Also I think it’s a hard enough concept to pray to a god….and christianity wants you to pray to a ghost as well…I mean how wierd is the concept of trinity. Thirdly…christianity is male domianted…there’s a male god who has a male son (only)…where’s the daughter(s) in this story? There’s virtually no femaninty in christianity…where as in Islam womens are given pride of place and proper respect. So…I simply could not be or convert to christianity…I cannot belong because of the lack of respect for us womens.”

Dear Nassem, I would like to thank you for your contribution with your comments, and also invite all muslims to our open forum, and un-moderated comments section to express freely their opinions. We are here to learn, and reach for the truth about islam. No one is better placed than muslims to teach us and answer our questions. Even when muslims don’t answer our questions, it proves to be the best answer that confirms the facts we expose..

As for stating that you’re not a Christian, you don’t need to say it. Your language and your state of mind exposes you. I mean your Islamic mind, which is apart from the normal human mind. It’s not me saying this, but your “most honorable” prophet, stating that muslim women are “deficient in religion and brain,” and the Koran puts your value at half a man. And I take it for granted that you agree. Otherwise you won’t be a “muslima to boot.”

Actually, your prophet also compared you with dogs and donkeys, and allowed your husband to beat you, So definitely, with all these attributes, you can’t fool anyone and pass for a Christian.

Christianity elevates every person, men and women. The God of the Bible said, “He created man on His own image, and created Eve to be “A helper comparable to him. Genesis 1:18.”

You see, God said “Comparable,” not half, but comparable to the man, not to dogs and donkeys that should be beaten. And how would you qualify this saying of your prophet, ” The woman advances and retires in the shape of a devil. From Sahih Muslim, the book of Nikah (intercourse), book 8 #3240,” in the pride of place, or proper respect section?


That should answer your “Christianity is male dominated.”

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The Myths of Islam, Part 1

Islam Means ‘Peace’

The Myth:
Lesser educated Muslims sometimes claim that the root word of Islam is “al-Salaam,” which is “peace” in Arabic.

The Truth:
The root word for Islam is “al-Silm,” which means “submission” or “surrender.” There is no controversy about this among Islamic scholars.

Submission and peace can be very different concepts, even if a form of peace is often brought about through forcing others into submission.

In truth, the Qur’an not only calls Muslims to submit to Allah, it also commands them to subdue people of other religions until they are in a full state of submission to Islamic rule. This has inspired the aggressive history of Islam and its success in conquering other cultures.

Islam Respects Women as Equals

The Myth:
The Qur’an places men and women on equal foundation before Allah. Each person is judged according to his or her own deeds. Women have equal rights under Islamic law.

The Truth:
Merely stating that individuals will be judged as such by Allah does not mean that they have equal rights and roles, or that they are judged by the same standards. In fact, Sura 37:22-23 implies that women will be punished on Judgment Day for sins committed by their husbands.

There is no ambiguity in the Qur’an, the life of Muhammad, or Islamic law as to the inferiority of women to men, despite the efforts of modern-day apologists to salvage Western-style feminism from scraps and fragments of verses that have historically held no such progressive interpretation.

After military conquests, Muhammad would dole out captured women as war prizes to his men. In at least one case, he advocated that they be raped in front of their husbands. Captured women were made into sex slaves by the very men who killed their husbands and brothers.

There are at least three Qur’anic verses in which Allah makes it clear that a Muslim master has full sexual access to his female slaves, yet there is not one that prohibits rape.

The Qur’an gives Muslim men permission to beat their wives for disobedience. It plainly says that husbands are “a degree above” wives. The Hadith says that women are intellectually inferior, and that they comprise the majority of Hell’s occupants.

Under Islamic law, a man may divorce his wife at the drop of a hat. If he wishes to remarry her, then she must first have sex with another man. Men are exempt from such degradations.Muslim women are not free to marry whomever they please, as are Muslim men. Their husband may bring other wives into the marriage bed. She must be sexually available to him at all times (as a field ready to be “tilled,” according to the holy book of Islam).

Muslim women do not inherit property in equal portions to males. Their testimony in court is considered to be worth only half that of a man’s. Unlike a man, she must cover her head and often her face.

If a woman wants to prove that she was raped, then there must be four male witnesses to corroborate her account. Otherwise she will be jailed or stoned to death for confessing to “adultery.”

Given all of this, it is quite a stretch to say that men and women have “equality under Islam” based on obscure theological analogies or comparisons. This is an entirely new stratagem that is designed to appeal to modern tastes, but is in sharp disagreement with the reality of Islamic law and history.

Jihad Means ‘Inner Struggle’

The Myth:
Islam’s Western apologists sometimes claim that since the Arabic word, Jihad, literally means “fight” or “struggle,” it refers to an “inner struggle” rather than holy war.

The Truth:
This is extremely difficult to reconcile with the Qur’an, which, for example, exempted the disabled and elderly from Jihad (4:95). This would make no sense if the word is being used merely within the context of spiritual struggle. It is also unclear why Muhammad would use graphic language, such as smiting fingers and heads from the hands and necks of unbelievers if he were speaking merely of personal development.

With this in mind, Muslims themselves usually admit that there are two meanings to the word, but insist that “inner struggle” is the “greater Jihad,” whereas “holy war” is the “lesser.” In fact, this misconception is based only on a tiny handful of extremely weak and unreliable Hadith.

By contrast, the most reliable of all Hadith is that of Bukhari. The word, Jihad, is mentioned over 200 times in reference to the words of Muhammad and each one is a clear connotation to holy war. By contrast, Bukhari does not contain a single reference to Jihad within the context of “personal struggle.”

Islam is a Religion of Peace

The Myth:
Muhammad was a peaceful man who taught his followers to be the same. Muslims lived peacefully for centuries, only fighting in self-defense when it was necessary. True Muslims would never act aggressively.

The Truth:
Muhammad organized 65 military campaigns in the last ten years of his life and personally led 27 of them. The more power that he attained, the smaller the excuse needed to go to battle, until finally he began attacking tribes merely because they were not part of his growing empire.

After Muhammad’s death, his most faithful followers and even his own family turned on each other almost immediately. There were four Caliphs (leaders) in the first twenty-five years. Three of the four were murdered. The third Caliph was murdered by the son of the first. The fourth Caliph was murdered by the fifth, who left a 100-year dynasty that was ended in a gruesome, widespread bloodbath by descendants of Muhammad’s uncle.

Muhammad’s own daughter, Fatima, and his son-in-law, Ali, who both survived the pagan hardship during the Meccan years safe and sound, did not survive Islam after the death of Muhammad. Fatima died of stress from persecution within three months, and Ali was later assassinated. Their son (Muhammad’s grandson) was killed in battle with the faction that became today’s Sunnis. His people became Shias. The relatives and personal friends of Muhammad were mixed into both warring groups, which then fractured further into hostile sub-divisions as Islam grew.

Muhammad left his men with instructions to take the battle against the Christians, Persians and Jews. For the next four centuries, Muslim armies steamrolled over unsuspecting neighbors, plundering them of loot and slaves, and forcing the survivors to either convert or pay tribute at the point of a sword.

Companions of Muhammad lived to see Islam declare war on every major religion in the world in just the first few decades following his death – pressing the Jihad against Hindus, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, and Buddhists.

By the time of the Crusades (when the Europeans began fighting back), Muslims had conquered two-thirds of the Christian world by the sword, from Spain to Syria, and across North Africa. The Arab slave-trading routes would stay open for another 1300 years, until pressure from Christian-based countries forced Islamic nations to declare the practice illegal (in theory).

Today, there is not another religion in the world that consistently produces terrorism in the name of religion as does Islam. The most dangerous Muslims are nearly always those who interpret the Qur’an most transparently. They are the fundamentalists or purists of the faith, and believe in Muhammad’s mandate to spread Islamic rule by the sword, putting to death those who will not submit.

The holy texts of Islam are saturated with verses of violence and hatred toward those outside the faith. In sharp contrast to the Bible, which generally moves from relatively violent passages to far more peaceful ones, the Qur’an travels the exact opposite path. The handful of earlier verses that speak of tolerance are overwhelmed by an avalanche of later ones that carry a much different message. While Old Testament verses of blood and guts are generally bound by historical context within the text itself, Qur’anic imperatives to violence usually appear open-ended.

By any objective measure, the “Religion of Peace” has been the harshest, bloodiest religion the world has ever known.