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Mayans in Massachusetts [Joe
Guzzardi
– 03/22/05

Boston Globe reporter Yvonne
Abraham [email
her
] wrote a puff
piece

Mayans` Invisible Struggle
[March 14, 2005]
about the roughly 2,000 Guatemalan Mayans living in New
Bedford, MA.

You`ve read it all before. The
Mayans, escaping the horrors of the

Guatemalan Civil War
in search of

“a better life”
are exploited at the seafood
processing plants where they are

illegally employed.

Even though they only make
minimum wage,
they always manage to send a few
hundred dollars home every month thus putting their own
finances at risk, etc ad nauseum.

But when I

visited Guatemala
last summer, I saw no signs of the
Civil War that ended  10
years
ago.

And even though the Mayans earn
only $2.00 a day in Guatemala, given the
cost of living
in Massachusetts, they are actually
economically better off at home than in the U.S.

The Mayans case reflects a big
problem with illegal immigration and those, like the
Boston Globe, w
ho

condone
it.

Some special circumstance like a
long-ago war is always a good enough reason to forgive
lawbreaking.


Somali Crusader [Brenda
Walker
– 03/22/05

I turned on

Sixty Minutes
recently in anticipation of seeing
the heroic ex-Muslim women`s rights advocate

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
, and I wasn`t disappointed. She had
been a refugee from Somalia who ran away from

an arranged marriage t
o find freedom in the

Netherlands
, starting as a menial hotel worker, then
going to college and later being elected to the Dutch
Parliament.

She has been absolutely fearless in denouncing
Islam`s

brutality toward women
and has called

Mohammed
a pervert for

m marrying third wifelette Aisha, aged 6
. Hirsi
Ali`s work among abused Muslim women in the Netherlands
led her to author the controversial film

Submission
, which apparently angered an Islamic
extremist enough to murder the director,

Theo van Gogh,
on an Amsterdam street.

Being an

outspoken ex-Muslim woman
is not the safest
lifestyle in today`s

Islamized Netherlands
. Yet Hirsi Ali exudes
courageous good cheer. Despite the stress of living with
24/7 police protection because of ongoing death threats,
she retains her upbeat demeanor and

radiant smile
. The Sixty Minutes

link
includes a brief clip of her speaking in
excellent English. (Another video with her

here
.) She is the sort of immigrant any democratic
country should welcome, someone who comes for the
opportunity to join the community of freedom-loving
individuals.

 She is seen as a traitor to Islam, the faith she
rejected as a very young woman. Hirsi Ali says her
rejection of Islam started at an early age: "From the
time I started reading novels of

Nancy Drew
and Hardy Boys, I wanted to be like

Nancy Drew
."
Her beliefs estranged her from her
parents, who remain devout believers.

How did she do it?

"The American dream,"
says Hirsi Ali. "I think it`s in every individual, if
you have the will to improve your life."

She is working on the

sequel
to Submission because anything less
would be rewarding terrorists for their violence.