A few hundreds gathered at NW Islamic center ti welcome a few from Syrian Refugee families.. , great spirit and great hospitality…., the story of a young Syrian girl who lost her father in Al Assad prison.. “My father didnt want to leave Syria, he was arrested and tortured to death in Assad prison” she explained with a worried smile
Approximately 86,000 Syrian immigrants resided in the United States in 2014, accounting for 0.2 percent of the nation’s 42.4 million immigrants. Though the population remains a small one, its growth occurred largely after the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 abolished the national-origins quota system and opened the door to Syrians seeking safety from war and persecution, as well as education and employment opportunities and family reunification. Between 2010 and 2014, the population grew approximately, owing largely to the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011.
The majority of Syrian immigrants come to the United States through family reunification channels rather than as refugees or asylum seekers or through employment-based channels. Compared to the overall foreign and native-born populations, Syrian immigrants on average are significantly older, more highly educated, and less likely to participate in the labor force (because of lower workforce participation by women). However, employed Syrians are more likely to work in high-skilled occupations—particularly in the sectors of educational services, health care, and social assistance, and retail trade—and have higher earnings than the overall foreign or native-born populations.
Alexandra Halaby is a journalist and public speaker who has covered the occupation of Palestine for over a decade. Prepare yourself to be shocked and outraged at the dangerous and radical lengths that the Israeli Zionist propagandists go to in order to foment a positive image for Israel in the Western world while subjecting Palestinians to the harshest and most inhumane occupation of our time. In Alexandra’s lectures she exposes the subversive and psychological means in which the Zionists use language to cover up their crimes against the Palestinian people. As an example, the Israeli military spokesperson, Lt. Peter Lerner, has frequently been interviewed on English-language news channels explaining the tired phrase, “Israel has a right to defend itself.” The truth is that Israel is an occupying force and the occupied (Palestinians) have a legal right under international law to resist the occupation.
It is ironic that while Obama is sending drones to kill Muslims abroad, an Islamophobe like Ronald Trump calling just for banning them.
Obama Visit to the Mosque was more exciting than mine!
I’ve got the feeling that Obama’s recent visit to a mosque in Baltimore is kind of too little, too late. (“In mosque visit, Obama decries anti-Muslim bias,” Feb. 4). It is ironic that while Obama is sending drones to kill Muslims abroad, an Islamophobe like Ronald Trump is calling just for banning them. While Republicans think Muslims just don’t fit in the U.S., Obama, on the other hand, Obama thinks Muslims fit right in here in America–once they make it alive to enter this country.
“Let me say as clearly as I can as president of the United States: you fit right here,” Obama assured thousands of Muslim Americans at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, who came to listen to the first black president of the United States. This was probably not the first time Obama had visited a mosque His father was a Muslim, which has been a scar that has followed him all of his life.
According to a September CNN poll, 29% of Americans believe Obama was a Muslim, including 43% of Republicans. Obama joked about such notions in his mosque visit, saying the same rumors had stained Thomas Jefferson. “I am not the first,” he said. “I am in good company,” he added.
This business of visiting a mosque to talk to Muslims is in itself an indicator of a kind of Islamophobia. Besides Obama’s recent visit, Bush visited a mosque after 9/11 to talk to Muslims. However, a mosque is not the only place you can meet Muslims, and not everything a Muslim does is Islamic. Why couldn’t Obama meet Muslims in a non-religious context at a community center, at schools, shopping malls, restaurants, or even a sporting event? Continue reading Obama’s visit to the Mosque was more exciting than mine!→
FBI entrapment of young Somali Men , “We have a terror recruiting problem in Minnesota”
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ST. PAUL, Minn. – Authorities in Minnesota identified the six men arrested for what they say were their attempts to travel to Syria to join a fellow former Minnesota resident already with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS.)