In June in Goofy in Greeley I noted that the editor of The Greeley Tribune, besides penning a smug editorial gloating about the Establishmentâ€™s success in sidetracking the immigration issue from the Presidential election, had apparently written a stunningly naĂŻve essay, entitled with great originality Give me your tired, your poor. This gushingly welcomed Somali â€śrefugeesâ€ť to the Colorado town:
The Somalisâ€¦have come to Greeley for the opportunities it offers. Their presence, however, is not just about opportunities for them, it is also an opportunity for all of us. It is an opportunity to grow and expand our worldâ€¦.While the customs that come from half a world away can seem scary, they willâ€¦enrich our lives
Now it appears the Somalis have enriched the lives of the town by forcing, with violence, the local Beef Packing firm to give them special privileges for Ramadan observance, provoking other workers to counter protests. The local media is said to be repressing the violence aspect, but more than a dozen Somalis were fired, which sounds suspicious.
The whole episode has been efficiently and thoroughly covered by Refugee Resettlement Watch (to whom a most impressed Hat-tip is proffered) with help from Jihad Watch and Always on Watch. Take that, MSM!
â€śThey have no respect for the Spanish or white people,â€ť said Brianna Castillo, a Swift employee of four years. â€śMany times we are forced to pull extra countâ€¦ I donâ€™t feel that is right.â€ť
Castillo, who is white, said every race was represented in the protest with the exception of Somalis. Castillo said employees are frustrated by what they feel is a double standard when it comes to other races and Somalis.
â€śSomalis are running our plant,â€ť Castillo said. â€śThey are telling us what to do.â€ť
Facing protests, Swift vows to `balance needs of all employeesâ€™ , By Chris Casey, The Greeley Tribune , September 6 2008
A Jihad Watch reader reported:
The Greeley P.D. SWAT Team and many police officers had to come into the plant to stop the destruction by approximately 200 angry Muslims of tables, equipment, and helmets inside the cafeteria at about 7:30 pm last night. My neighbor said that the medical department rendered treatment to one non-Muslim female worker who was assaulted during the melee.
Refugee Resettlement Watch comments
a commenter at the Tribune reported the same thing late yesterday, but that comment seems now to have been removed. Should have grabbed that comment when I first saw it.
So, if it was no big deal and they just walked off the line, then why were so many fired? Who is the paper covering for? Or, have they gone completely insane with political correctness in Greeley?
As far as The Greeley Tribune goes, the answer is definitely yes.
Refugee Resettlement Watch and Jihad Watch do a fine job discussing the stupidity of bringing in Somalis and the danger of accommodating Islamic particularism. Two further VDARE.com observations:
1) In many cases, these extremely alien imports are going to be encountering in the work place not placid guilt-indoctrinated native born Americans, but Hispanics. Hispanics will have no compunction about defending their (recently conquered )turf. Workplace confrontations will get more common.
Tell Tribune editor Bart Smith to be more professional.
Note: the Greeley story is still developing.