A Reader Thanks VDARE.COM For Helping Save Her Town

November 03, 2003

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From: Daytona
Jarman,

Jarman3@bellsouth.net

I
felt compelled to write you. You see, our small
community (12,500) of Cayce, South Carolina has been in
a battle for its life. We had been

selected
by a

Resettlement Agency
(Lutheran Family Services of the
Carolinas/LIRS
sub unit) [Send them


email
] to be a

dumping ground
for 120 Somali Bantu refugees. We
have fought tooth and nail to stop this resettlement and
we finally won. [Cayce will not get Bantus; lack of local support cited
| State Department will re-examine plans for Columbia
settlement,
By Monique Angle, Oct. 08, 2003, The
State
, Columbia, SC]

I
would like to personally thank

www.vdare.com
for helping us by being there with
information.

We would not have known enough about what we were

up against
if it hadn`t been for VDARE. Everything
that you have published has

come true.
We have been labeled

racists, anti-Christian, xenophobic, etc
. The

media
eats this stuff up with a spoon. They have
always

sided
with the resettlement agency against our
community.

But we fought back and have won. It also helped that one
of the main advocates for the

resettlement
was an arrogant idiot. He currently is
fighting to keep his 120 Bantu "paychecks" still
coming to him. The State Department is reviewing the
entire project.

Columbia, S.C. is allegedly welcoming all of the Somalis
with

open arms.
Since they are a city with a population
of 118,000, 120 people may not seem too much of a burden
for them.

What they are in for, they

do not know
. I`m sure someone will be

cashing in
on the Bantus some way, also.

This whole thing is about

money and greed.

Thank you again!


Peter
Brimelow responds:

You`re
welcome! This, of course, is


why
VDARE.COM came into
existence.

The role of the internet is all the more vital  because
the story of Cayce is, once again, a story of the
betrayal of a community by its local media. Take this
hit job on one of the Cayce officials who resisted:


With
a kind face and grandfatherly tone, Cayce City
Co-Manager John Sharpe is a study in civility and charm.
He doesn`t seem the type to call someone `primitive.`
But that is precisely the term he uses to describe 120
Somali Bantu exiles scheduled to be resettled in Cayce
beginning in August.”  
["Not in My Town," By David
Axe


Columbia Free Times
, July
16, 2003]

Primitive? A VDARE.COM reader


sent us
this quote from one of the most prominent
advocates of importing the Somali Bantu into the U.S.: 


"`Do not
assume they can open a door just because it has a
doorknob,`

[refugee bureaucrat Sasha] Chanoff said.”

For more inadvertent enlightenment from Chanoff
(“
Many of these Bantus have never seen a two-story building, let
alone electricity, a paved road, or anything that
relates to a modern city”)
,
click

here
.


It`s not
as if the problems of importing unassimilable refugees
are not obvious. Compare these two stories. The first
was occasioned by the murder of an aid worker in Africa:


One
question we should ask in the aftermath of



Dr Tonelli`s murder
is:
why are there so many mentally disturbed people walking
on the streets of all our towns? We have as yet no
statistics on the extent of the problem, but it is
undeniably prevalent. Whether you live in Berbera,
Hargeisa, Burao or Borama, you come across them every
day. In fact you live in fear of them. They are mainly
men, many of them in the prime of life, and often armed
with knives, swords or heavy rocks.

[VDARE.COM
emphasis] Rakiya A. Omaar in the


Somaliland Times
, Oct 19,
2003


The
second was occasioned by the shooting of a Somali in
America:

“[Minneapolis Police Chief Robert] Olson said he
particularly wants more Somalis to join the Police
Department, adding that their presence would `help



diversify
the force`
further. Currently, there are no Somali police officers
in Minneapolis.


[Professional
Somali leader Omar] Jamal said the meeting followed
several discussions with Olson since the death of Abu
Kassim Jeilani, 28, who was killed March 10 near E.
Franklin Av. and Chicago Av. S. Police confronted him
after he was seen walking on

Franklin carrying a machete
and a crowbar. He had been hospitalized recently for
mental illness.

[VDARE.COM
emphasis]



Minneapolis police, Somalis seek truce
,
Terry Collins, Minneapolis
Star Tribune, Mar 21, 2002


It is at
least possible that Abu Kassim Jeilani would still be
alive if the U.S. had chosen to aid him in his native
continent. (Plus, of course, some native-born Americans
would be eligible for the police jobs that Chief Olson
is now earmarking for immigrants.) As VDARE.COM has


noted
before, by bringing
refugees here, the U.S. does no favors to them or to
itself.