Child Sexual Assault Cover-Up in Idaho

The recent sexual assault of a five-year-old girl in Twin Falls, Idaho, and the reaction by public officials and the media amounting to a cover-up dramatically illustrate, yet again, how the West battles against the harsh reality of unlimited Islamic immigration.  The incident occurred June 2 at the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls where prosecutors allege a 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted. Two juvenile suspects, boys, ages 14 and 10, were detained, charged and released. A third, a 7-year-old boy involved in the incident, was not charged. The boys are from Iraqi and Sudanese families, but it’s unclear if they are refugees or how long they’ve been in the community.

Public officials released few details about the incident, stating that the suspects are juveniles about whom information is routinely withheld. This only caused outcry from locals who were incensed by the incident itself, failure of officials to provide information, lack of media attention and release of the boys from a juvenile detention center within six days of their arrest. Outraged residents reignited calls to close the Twin Falls refugee center, a drive that failed a year earlier.

Further outrage occurred when the Justice Department stepped in, allegedly to address the concerns of distressed residents. Obama-appointed U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson threatened the community and media with federal prosecution if they “spread false information or inflammatory statements about the perpetrators.”  Although Olson later explained that her comments were made because Twin Falls City Council members had received threats of violence against them, her statements convinced many critics that she was attempting to silence the community and not merely quell outrage or assuage the concerns of locals that the incident will be thoroughly investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice.    

The crisis in Twin Falls is understandable given its history of refugee immigration. The small city has only about 47,000 residents, yet is has became a beachhead for Muslim immigration as a result of the work of a refugee center there managed by the College of Southern Idaho. The CSI refugee center dates back to the 1980s and is one of four agencies in Idaho working with refugees over the years.

Together they have brought in refugees from countries spanning the globe, including Czechoslovakia, Vietnam, the Congo, Bhutan and more recently, Iraq and Afghanistan. Some put the total number of refugees in the state at 20,000 since 1970. Since September 2001 alone, the U.S. State Department has sent more than 11,000 refugees to Idaho, more than 96% Muslim, from Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan and Syria.

This wave of immigration raises questions as to why Idaho, and especially the self-proclaimed “ultraconservative” town of Twin Falls would become a harbor for such large numbers of refugees, especially, the more recent Muslim immigrants. The answer could be linked to one of the town’s major businesses, Greek yogurt producer, Chobani.

In 2012, Chobani, America's top selling yogurt brand, opened the world's largest yogurt manufacturing plant of 1 million square feet on 200 acres in Twin Falls. A sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Team since 2012, Chobani was founded in 2007, has over 2,000 employees and an estimated value of up to $5 billion. At the plant’s grand opening ceremony, Idaho Governor Butch Otter welcomed the “extended Chobani family” to the area.

Chobani's corporate policy includes support of local farmers, creation of local jobs and community outreach. Governor Otter affirmed the depth of Chobani's integration into the region by stating, “there's no question that the economic effect of Chobani's new site will run deep throughout Southern Idaho, benefiting family farms as well as our dairy and construction industries.” 

A major boost to Chobani’s bottom line was the USDA selection last year of Chobani Greek yogurt as the meat substitute in the nation’s schools, overhauled as part of Michelle Obama’s Healthy Schools Program.

This bright picture of Chobani extends to the firm’s founder and CEO, billionaire Hamdi Ulukaya, a Turkish-born Kurdish Muslim. From a dairy farming family living in a small village in Turkey, Ulukaya came to the United States in 1994. His business success earned him the World Entrepreneur of the Year award from Ernst & Young in 2013. Ulukaya has criticized the “red tape” involved in refugee resettlement and donated $2 million to the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees, which is a partner in the U.S. refugee resettlement program and identifies those refugees most in need of resettlement.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this year, Ulukaya called on CEOs everywhere to join him to help fund and lobby for the humanitarian efforts to employ refugees from Muslim countries.  So far, MasterCard, IKEA, LinkedIn, Western Union and UPS have agreed to support refugee employment, training and assistance.  This is happening at a time when Obama is increasing the number of refugees - 100,000 in 2017 - and lowering screening standards.  

Given the gloss of Ulukaya’s “humanitarian” activism and the economic boost to Idaho by his yogurt plant, it’s not surprising that local media have largely followed the “official” version of events and Snopes has rated the incident as “mostly false,” while the national media has remained largely silent on the issue.

Indeed, at last count, the State Department program has assisted few non-Muslims. According to a CNS News report less than 4% of those admitted were Christians. Despite widespread Christian persecution by Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa, the State Department has refused to prioritize their entry to the U.S. Meanwhile, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) – Muslim Brotherhood front and un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation/Hamas funding trial – continues to scream about “anti-Muslim” and “anti-refugee” bias in America.

The West continues to ignore the reality that this new wave of Muslim immigrants actually represents a modern-day Hijira, the Muslim flight to Medina led by Muhammad in 622 A.D., ostensibly to escape religious persecution, but ultimately to establish a base from which to launch the spread of Islam and dominate other cultures. The Twin Falls cover-up, coupled with the designs of influential Muslim-American Ulukaya, raise the specter of a modern-day Hijira, the doctrine of immigration modeled by Muhammad's migration from Mecca to Medina.  

Far from being a romanticized melting pot immigration wherein newcomers gratefully search for opportunities for a better life in liberty and freely offer their talents and loyalty to benefit their new homeland, Hijira is immigration for Islamic expansionism. It employs ethnic separatism to gain special status and privileges within the host country and is designed to subvert and subdue non-Muslim societies and pave the way for eventual, total Islamization.

The cover narrative is that Americans should feel sorry for poor Muslims leaving Islamic war torn areas of the Middle East and North Africa imposed by their coreligionists. But totally lacking is sympathy and willingness to provide succor for persecuted Christians and non-Muslim minorities of the region. To aid these equally beleaguered populations would be to sidetrack the Hijira and slow the forces of Islamization. Hence, Muslims do not raise their voices for these groups and the West willingly keeps silent and goes along with its own demise.

A previous version of this story contained inaccurate statements regarding Hamdi Ulukaya – the Chairman and CEO of Chobani, LLC.  Those statements have been corrected and American Thinker regrets the error.

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