VDARE.com: 03/22/05 – Blog Articles
Mayans in Massachusetts [Joe
Guzzardi] – 03/22/05
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.
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, who
Some special circumstance like a
long-ago war is always a good enough reason to forgive
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 to find freedom in the
Netherlands, starting as a menial hotel worker, then
going to college and later being elected to the Dutch
She has been absolutely fearless in denouncing
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.
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
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.