O’Sullivan’s First Law and the Muslim invasion
Former National Review editor and Margaret Thatcher speechwriter John O’Sullivan famously taught us, “All organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left-wing.” Currently, one plank of the progressive platform is the re-engineering of the population of the United States. Mass immigration from the Middle East is an obvious part of this transformation.
An example of the power of O’Sullivan’s First Law is offered by the organization now known as HIAS. It was originally the Hebrew Immigrant and Aid Society, a Jewish charity founded to assist Jews arriving in the United States as immigrants. At the time, there were no welfare benefits for arrivals, a situation that has now turned on its head, as taxpayers lavish huge sums on arriving “refugees.”
Yesterday, Clarice Feldman wrote on these pages of how Catholic Charities has become a big contractor providing assistance to Muslim refugees from Syria. These days, HIAS (which seems to get along as an acronym dropping the “Hebrew” part) is such a helpmate to Muslims seeking to bring their way of life, including violent Jew-hatred, to the United States that it is garnering praise in the Syrian American media. Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch:
More than half of their $31 million dollar budget*** is from the federal government (you!) which pays them (BY THE HEAD) to resettle refugees.
They have every incentive to increase the number! HIAS doesn’t focus attention on persecuted Jews and Christians/other minorities as a first priority, they help bring Somali, Iraqi and soon Syrian Muslims to your towns and cities. (snip)
Here is the “news” about how happy Syrian Americans are that HIAS is helping get their people into America.
At the Washington Post:
LOS ANGELES — Advocates for Syrian refugee resettlement found unexpected allies as major Jewish groups have called on President Obama to open America’s gates to 100,000 asylum seekers from the war-torn Arab nation.
The American Jewish resettlement agency HIAS has launched a petition drive calling on Obama to resettle 100,000 Syrians in the U.S., and Reform rabbis pledged to make refugee assistance a key theme for High Holiday sermons and congregational activism.
Jewish American groups, saying they can’t be bystanders as the worst refugee crisis since World War II unfolds, are joining Arab-American leaders in a critique of existing policies, which have sharply limited the numbers of refugees settled in the United States. (snip)
“HIAS has consistently called for more resettlement and pushed back against discriminatory rhetoric opposing the opening of doors to Syrian refugees,” said Omar Hossino, public relations director for the Syrian American Council in Washington, D.C.
It took 5 seconds to find this linking the Syrian American Council to the Muslim Brotherhood.
And, btw, HIAS was a leading activist group pushing the ‘Gang of Eight’ amnesty bill in the Senate (we have many posts on their lobbying activities on these pages over the years).
*** Have a look at the most recent Form 990 for HIAS (which re-branded itself and dropped the word Hebrew from its name awhile back). It is a $31 million dollar a year supposed ‘non-profit’ group that receives 55% of its funding from the US taxpayer. Federal grants total just over $16 million and that is to resettle refugees! And they receive other funds related to their refugee resettlement efforts including over $500,000 in processing fees for loans (refugee air fare loan collections).
I think it is fair to say that an organization actively promoting the immigration of a population motivated to kill the founders and initial constituency of the group has been completely co-opted by the progressive forces operating through the state. If there were a trophy for "most completely coopted NGO," I would nominate HIAS for the award.
Hat tip: Clarice Feldman