Thursday, 11 December 2008

Somalis In Canada Help To Bankroll Pirates In Somalia For A Cut Of The Action.

Somalis, like Sri Lankan Tamils and other post Singh Decision refugee communities, fully abused the most lax and gullible refugee system in the world to their advantage. That's why Canada has one of the largest Somali communities in the world outside of Somalia. And now members of this community, numbering at some 200,000 probably more, are complicitly funding Somali pirates for a cut of the take. Here is the Toronto Star article.

Somali pirates get help from expats in Canada

Cut of ransom ends up in North America via money-wiring services
Dec 11, 2008 04:30 AM

MOGADISHU–A dramatic spike in piracy in African waters this year is backed by an international network of mostly Somali expatriates stretching as far as Canada, say law enforcement officials, researchers and the pirates themselves.

The expatriates, including reputedly some among the 200,000 Somalis living in Canada, offer funds, equipment and information in exchange for a cut of the ransoms, according to those familiar with the phenomenon.

With help from the network, Somali pirates have brought in at least $30 million (U.S.) in ransom so far this year, they say.


Omar Jamal, executive director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Centre, an organization based in St. Paul, Minn., with ties to Toronto, says the network is "an open secret within the (Somali) community."

"We know the money flows through the east coast of the Gulf of Aden to Mogadishu, and eventually ends up in North America through money-wiring services," he told the Star's Nick Aveling.

The RCMP was unavailable for comment when contacted last night.

The deals with "investors" appear to be fairly informal, with family or clan networks stretching overseas.

Most refugees to Canada nowadays are the mobile middle and upper classes of the developing world because it costs money to travel to Canada to make a refugee claim and these people have access to the funds to do it. Somalis are no exception. When we thought we were providing refuge to a desperate and war weary people of the conflict stricken Somalia we were most likely providing a life line to the people and their relatives responsible for starting the civil war and for Somalia's inability to organize a stable government. It was no accident that Somali warlord Mohammed Farah Aideed's second wife, Khagida Gurhan, and four of his children were living in Canada and on welfare in London, Ontario. I deeply suspect that many of the Somalis that Canada granted refuge to and eventual citizenship have clan and family ties to warlord leaders in Somalia.

The above story only further cements my suspicions. Who else would have the contacts to the pirates to send them funds in exchange for a return on their "investment." What's more disconcerting is that the Canadian tax payer is unwittingly supporting the Somali pirates because the Somali community in Canada is still dependent on welfare payments to a certain extent. So it goes like this. Canadians give their money to support the families of Somali warlords living in Canada who then send this money to Somalia to not only fund the conflict but to support the operations of the Somali pirates. Now not all Somalis living in Canada are doing this but it has to be a significant number if Canada is singled out in the Associated Press release.

I don't know how the RCMP is going to approach this if the allegations in the story are true. If they are then charges should be laid and deportations ordered if a connection to the pirates can be established but that may be a lot harder then it sounds so I expect nothing will be done.


Anonymous said...

Some of us admonish other Canadians as being "gullible", but how do these foreign welfare recipients see us from their perspective? I've often heard the expression describing us as "these stupid Canadians" and I'm quite willing to agree with them.

For example, I've seen a noticeable increase in those shameless World Vision advertisements on Yahoo displaying sad-looking African children used as pawns to entice gullible Canadians to shake loose even more of their after-tax dollars. It would be an interesting survey in determining the percentile of "African-Canadians" themselves, who actually contribute any money to these suspect charitable organizations. Judging by public appeals for charitable work in and around "multicultural" cities, the vast majority of helpers always appear to be White Caucasians.

Anyhow, by just what reasoning is it our obligation to lift Africans out of their own squalor by sending our earnings to rescue them from the consequences of their own ineptitudes? It has been that way for thousands of years and despite billions of white-guilt money sent to African countries in the past 3 decades, nothing ever changes except more pleas for additional handouts. I don't have exact figures, but I would suspect that for every $10 sent to these organizations, that sad-looking child seen in the advertisements would be lucky to receive 10 cents by the time every level above them had taken their portion of the original ten dollars sent over.

Canada has more than enough of our own Canadian citizens living below the poverty line, young and old alike who deserve this misplaced charity.

Remaining on this theme of misplaced charity, our government, among, other western countries, has accepted hundreds of thousands of these Somali citizens and have generously fed, clothed and housed them at the expense of working Canadians, yet many appear to be addicted to entitlement$. After almost twenty years in Canada, how many of these people actually work at a real job to support themselves?? I suspect 80% are still collecting welfare benefits, yet this article implies not enough easy money is dropping into their pockets, so let's invest this money in some criminal enterprises "back home".

As usual, nothing will likely be done about these imported criminal investors, and "stupid Canadians" will just continue to extend their misplaced generosity .....and....we haven't even touched on the decades-old Nigerian scam artists that still ply their trade here in our sucker nation.

Andrew White said...

According to Kevin Myers, it's even worse than you suspect.

Anonymous said... is Lewiston, Maine
coping with their generous supply of unwanted, un-welcomed Somalis?

European workers
are required to jump through hoops by having a standard education, wade through piles of paperwork, produce health certificates, acquire police checks, have proof of personal funds, then wait years before being allowed to emigrate here at their own expense.

Yet, illiterate and unproductive goat-herders from a 3rd world country get a free pass and have a lifetime access to tax-payers monies from the get-go! Something is definitely amiss here.

Ben said...

haha, not surprising:

"The same pattern is found worldwide. Interpol Yearbooks show the rate of violent crime (murder, rape, and serious assault) is three times lower in East Asian and Pacific Rim countries than in African and Caribbean countries. Whites in European countries are intermediate. The 1996 Interpol violent crime rates were: East Asian countries, 35 per 100,000 people; European countries, 42; and African and Caribbean countries, 149. "

Anonymous said...

I work in the healthcare industry and am shocked by the disproportionate number of Somali patients we have, they come here and immediately have their dental work, medical tests and treatments covered by us, the taxpayer, in the form of OHIP. I work 2 jobs and haven't got medical benefits and would LOVE to have free care. How can it be that they arrive here without having contributed anything to the community, yet burden the system. Many patients cannot speak enough english to say THANK YOU, yet they know exactly how much money they are "entitled" to for a winter coat. Geez, we really are a bunch of suckers.