Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Islam and the West

Bruce Bawer on the West's capitulation to Islam.

Crime and black incarceration

Heather Mac Donald shows why high black incarceration rates are not the result of discrimination.

She also comments on the Sean Bell case.

Genetic interests of ethnic groups

Professor Kevin MacDonald reviews Frank Salter's book On Genetic Interests: Family, Ethny and Humanity in an Age of Mass Migration

Afrocentric charlatans

Heather Mac Donald writes about race and education.

Phi Beta Cons comments on Mac Donald's piece.

Muslims and French prisons

About 60-70% of all inmates in France's prison system are Muslim though Muslims make up only about 12% of the country's population. In Britain, 11% of prisoners are Muslim in contrast to about 3% of all inhabitants. In the Netherlands, 20% of adult prisoners and 26% of all juvenile offenders are Muslim even though the country is about 5.5% Muslim. In Belgium, Muslims from Morocco and Turkey make up at least 16% of the prison population, compared with 2% of the general populace.

Black brains, white brains and Jeremiah Wright

James Fulford on racial differences in human brains.

Immigration in Houston, Texas

Patrick Cleburne writes about the growing anti-immigration sentiment in Houston, Texas.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Italy and Muslims

As a new Italian government that has vowed to be tougher on immigration prepares to take office, a new study shows that most Italians have negative views about having immigrants from Muslim countries.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Mississippi: According to the state Department of Health, nearly two-thirds of HIV/AIDS infections reported in 2007 were among African-Americans

Just under half of HIV/AIDS infections were reported in black women.

The situation is pretty bad in Iowa as well. Blacks are roughly 3% of Iowa's population, but accounted for 20% of new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in 2007. Overall, diagnoses among black persons were up 32% from 2006. African-Americans are 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS than are white, non-Hispanic persons in Iowa. Hispanics are also overrepresented among those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS - roughly three times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS than white, non-Hispanic Iowans. The group comprises roughly 4% of the state's population, yet accounts for 8% of the 2007 diagnoses.

The new apartheid

South Africans have replaced racial apartheid with class apartheid.

In Chicago, African-Americans have a near-monopoly on killing and being killed

When someone is murdered in Chicago, there is a 75% chance that he or she was black, a 77% chance that the killer was black, and a strong likelihood the murder took place in a poor community.

This type of violence is representative of a nationwide problem.

Grey squirrels in Scotland

Apparently, humans aren't the only creatures who have problems with immigrants.

Grey squirrels are now having problems with black mutants.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Crime in South Africa

United Nation statistics show that a South African child is six times more likely than the world average to die an unnatural death. South Africa women are five times more likely than the world average to die unnaturally, South African men, eight times. Rape is an especially awful problem in South Africa. While in most parts of the world, most rapes are non-violent (ie, no assault or torture involved) date rapes, in South Africa over 50% of rapes are violent. And more distressingly still, 40% of rapes involve girls under the age of 18. Guns are also often present when crimes are committed in South Africa. Sixty-two percent of murders in the county are gun murders, which is very high by global standards. In Australia, the percentage of gun murders is 16%, in the USA its 39%, in the UK its 8%, in Chile its 10%, and in India its 20%.

The origin of the Indo-Europeans

Did Indo-Europeans emerge from the Pontic Steppe region between the Dnieper and Volga around 3500 BC?

India and heart disease

India will account for 60% of heart disease cases worldwide within two years, according to new research.

Blacks and abortion

Black women account for 36% of those having abortions in the United States while black children make up 17% of live births.

Gore, biofuels and starvation

Al Gores support for ethanol has helped to create a global food crisis.

HIV/AIDS and unsafe sex in Africa

Thousands of people in Africa will be paid to avoid unsafe sex, under a groundbreaking World Bank-backed experiment aimed at halting the spread of HIV/AIDS. In spite of billions of dollars spent annually on treatment and prevention worldwide, there were over two million new HIV/AIDS infections in 2007, predominantly in Africa.

Friday, April 25, 2008

A new study has shown that people in India do not have natural or genetic protection against HIV/AIDS

A study by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has found that a known genetic marker against HIV-1 is virtually absent in Indians, implying lack of natural or genetic protection against HIV/AIDS.

Hostility between African immigrants and American blacks

It isn't just whites who are against immigration:

The small barren courtyard that separates the apartment buildings of Dwan Dillard and Mohamed Adin in Northwest Roanoke might as well be an ocean, so deep is the dislike that the American-born black woman and the Somali Bantu refugee have of each other.

"That out there is a war zone," said Dillard, whose four children live with her at Maple Grove Apartments, a blighted complex of four buildings with a total of 40 units on Pilot Street near Melrose Avenue. "The African children attack ours. They throw rocks."

Adin, who lives with his wife and nine children, blames "the Americans." Through an interpreter he said, "Day and night they throw rocks at our building. They yell at us. We are afraid. This isn't what we came to this country for."

Graffiti on the Maple Grove Apartments street sign read "Americans only," and "Africans not welcome."

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond's Refugee and Immigration Services office in Roanoke has been placing families from Africa and other countries in area apartments for years, with low rents being a key factor in settling them.

Maple Grove has been a favored destination for refugees from Somalia and other African nations since 2003, said Beth Lutjen, the agency's director. "They have become a community here," she said, walking around the complex Monday after receiving several complaints from her clients. "But now the tensions between the Africans and the American blacks have reached a crisis point."

Lutjen began searching for apartments elsewhere in Roanoke for the African refugees earlier this month, after Adin and other immigrants complained about the rock throwing and alleged that some of their children have been beaten by black American kids while waiting for the bus to nearby Westside Elementary School.

On Monday, the Africans kept 16 of their children home from Westside, Adin said. "We were afraid to let them go outside."

Is it still called racism when both sides are black?

What is Barack Obama's problem?

Pat Buchanan on Obama's problem with Middle America:

Though he has stitched together the McGovern wing of the party -- the anti-war crowd, the cause people, the professoriat -- with the Jesse Jackson wing -- 90 percent of the African-American vote -- he is being systematically pushed out of the heartland of the party, the white working and middle class. And reinforcing the impression in Middle America that Barack is "not one of us" is the core of both the Clinton and Republican strategies. And they are working.

In Ohio and Pennsylvania, resistance to the probable nominee hardened and calcified among Catholics, ethnics, union and blue-collar voters, even as Barack outspent Hillary two and three to one.

There is almost no way that any Democrat can win the election without the support of the voters that Obama has failed to win over.

Did Homo sapiens almost become two separate species?

Dienekes blogs about evidence that humans might have almost evolved into two separate species.

Razib has also commented on this research over at his blog.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Obama and racism

If you don't support Barack Obama does that make you a racist?

Many colleges and universities are graduating their black students at rates that are significantly lower than those of their white students

Fewer than half of the black students who enroll in college graduate from four-year institutions within six years. Nationally, the average six-year graduation rate for all students is 57 percent. In 2000, of the roughly 120,000 black students attending four-year institutions as full-time freshmen, half were enrolled in an institution that graduated under 40 percent of its black students and 1 in 10 attended an institution with a black graduation rate below 20 percent.

The more diverse America becomes, the more homogeneous it becomes

Author claims that Americans lost their sense of a nation by accident in the sweeping economic and cultural shifts that took place after the mid-1960s. And by instinct they have sought out modern-day recreations of the 19th-century 'island communities' in where and how they live.

Mexican diplomat is a thief

Rafael Quintero Curiel, a Mexican press attaché, was caught on camera by Secret Service pocketing several White House BlackBerries during a recent meeting in New Orleans.

Hat tip, Rick Moran!

Are the English Germanic or Celtic?

Did the Anglo-Saxons assimilate or exterminate the native British population?

Hat tip, Dienekes!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Genes, race and athletics

A genetic variant common among East Asians masks the use of performance-enhancing testosterone prohibited in top-level sports competition, according to a new study.

Penis snatching in Africa

Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft.

Activists say politicians use blood and organs in black magic to increase success in gaining office in African nation

Black magic and gruesome child murders in African nation.

Jail fight between blacks and Latinos in Santa Ana

Inmates in Orange County's Central Men's Jail were locked in their cells as a result of a racially motivated melee.

Globalism and tuberculosis

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is being brought into the country by immigrants from Asia and Latin America.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Black pupils do worse than white students in Britain

Of course the government report showing this fact takes the politically correct course of action and blames racism instead of black intellectual inferiority.

Violence and race relations in Britain

60% of people polled in Britain said the country had too many immigrants and half wanted foreigners encouraged to leave.

A military engineer has been arrested on suspicion of giving secrets involving nuclear weapons, fighter jets and missiles to Israel

Looks like Jonathan Pollard wasn't alone.

Monday, April 21, 2008

The genetic basis for race and heart disease

Researchers have discovered a gene variant carried by about 40% of blacks that protects them after heart failure as much as widely used beta blocker drugs do.

Immigrants and jobs

Immigrants are well suited for yesterday's jobs and poorly suited for those of tomorrow.

Hispanic gang crime in Los Angeles

Hispanic immigrants - committing the crimes that Americans just won't do.

Immigration, extended crime families, tax fraud and hung juries

Steve Sailer blogs about his experience on a jury involving immigrant crime.

Norwegian government has given up on efforts to send Islamic terrorist leader Mullah Krekar back to Iraq

Even terrorists can find a home in Norway.

Some 25% of prisoners in Norwegian jails are foreigners

The list of nationalities in Norwegian jails is topped by Poland, Iraq, Lithuania, Sweden, and Somalia.

Ethnic middle classes join the white flight in Britain

Even ethnic minorities don't want to live with ethnic minorities in Britain.

Muslim scientists and clerics have called for the adoption of Mecca time to replace GMT, arguing that the Saudi city is the true center of the Earth

More silly demands from Muslims.

Friday, April 18, 2008

All blue-eyed people share a common ancestor who lived about 6,000 to 10,000 years ago

A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place about 6,000-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye color of all blue-eyed people.

More info:

BehindTheMedspeak: Behind Blue Eyes

Blue eyes result of ancient genetic 'mutation'

Human eye color news

Race and disease

African-Americans are far more likely than Europeans to die rapidly of end-stage, progressive renal failure due to kidney disease.

The crimes of Aborigines, Pacific Islanders and Lebanese Muslims in Australia

Just as Goulburn jail, home to the most violent offenders, is dominated by Aborigines, Pacific Islanders and Lebanese Muslims, so is racial hate-mongering in Australian society disproportionately represented by these same groups, even as the ideologically tainted human rights industry obsesses about white racism.

A majority of Canadians say their country bends too much in trying to make ethnic minorities feel at home

According to the poll, 61 per cent of those surveyed believe that Canada makes too many accommodations for visible minorities. In Quebec, 72 per cent of those surveyed feel that way.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Report shows that black pupils in England are three times more likely to be excluded from school

Instead of blaming the disruptive behavior of black students, the report takes the politically correct route and blames this situation on "systematic racial discrimination."

Around an eighth of the population of British jails are foreigners

According to British police, half of all organized gangs in London are from ethnic minorities, the most common nationalities being Indian, Pakistani and Jamaican.

Nigerian con men arrested in Spain

Spanish police have arrested 87 Nigerians suspected of defrauding at least 1,500 people in a postal and internet lottery scam:

The arrests were made in and around Madrid in an operation co-ordinated with the FBI.

Police said millions of euros were taken from the victims, most of them in the United States and European Union.

Those targeted were wrongly told they had won a lottery and asked to send a payment before prize money could sent.

Thousands of letters and e-mails, most in ungrammatical English, were sent out to prospective victims every day, police said.

The faked documents asked them to make an initial payment of 900 euros ($1,400, £720) in taxes or administrative costs.

The scam is estimated to have netted around 20 million euros, but the actual sum could be many times that, say police.

Do people still fall for these Nigerian scams?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Having a big brain can protect you from dementia

Having a large hippocampus - a part of the brain involved with memory - seems to provide protection against the symptoms of dementia:

A US team compared the brains of 35 people who had Alzheimer's "plaques", some of whom died with sharp minds and others who showed no dementia symptoms.

The hippocampus, an area at the base of the brain, was on average 20% larger in those with cognitive functions intact.

Brain size seems to also affect a person's intelligence and the benefits of having a large brain are not limited to humans.

Did Europeans only evolve light skin in the last 6,000 to 12,000 years?

Dienekes has an interesting post on the evolution of skin color.

European genetics

Razib has an interesting post on European population genetics. The data pretty much shows that Jews are not closely related to most Europeans.

Pathogens and personality

Steve Sailer has some interesting posts on how diseases can affect our personalities.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Barack Obama's "civil rights" vision

Steve Sailer blogs about Obama's views concerning quotas, crime and socialism.

British universities are fostering extremism through Islamic study centers

The centers, funded by multi-million-pound donations from Saudi Arabia and Muslim organizations, have been earmarked by the British government as a key component in the drive to counter radicalization:

But according to a report by Professor Anthony Glees, the director of Brunel University's Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, some are proving to be counter-productive.

He said the centres peddled one-sided views of Islam and the Middle East, tantamount to anti-Western propaganda.

Professor Glees added: "The Government must reconsider its plan to use higher education in the fight against the radicalisation of young British Muslims.

"If it proceeds, it will create the very situation the Government wants to avoid: the development of self-imposed Muslim apartheid in the UK."

Last year ministers declared Islamic studies a "strategically important subject" and set aside £1million for its quango, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, to develop teaching of the subject.

According to Professor Glees, Oxford and Cambridge are among eight universities to have accepted more than £233.5million from Saudi and Muslim sources since 1995.

He said most of that total - which amounts to the largest source of external funding to UK universities - financed Islamic study centres.

Arab donors claim their financial gifts help academic institutions promote understanding between the West and Islamic worlds.

At a conference in London this Thursday the Government is expected to call for more of the centres at UK universities.

Durham, University College London, Exeter, Dundee, City and the London School of Economics are the other six institutions to have accepted donations from Saudi royals and other Arab sources.

Professor Glees called on the Government to ban universities from accepting money from Saudi or Islamic groups to fund Islamic studies and wants all university donations to be made public.

More bad news concerning "British" Muslims:

'Terror plot trio DNA at 7/7 bomb factory'

Ashkenazi Jewish genes

Greg Cochran blogs about the genetics of Ashkenazi Jews:

This SNP study (and others) also shows that Ashkenazim are genetically distinct from other Europeans, which allows fairly accurate identification of group membership. Almost perfectly distinct, if you look at Ashkenazim whose grandparents are all Ashkenazi (the violet dots).

Hat tip, Steve Sailer!

Of course an important reason why Ashkenazi Jews are genetically distinct from "other" Europeans is that they are not Europeans at all but Middle Easterners. This is why the bible is set in the Levant and not in Sweden!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Britain: Mother slams multiculturalism as cause of Asian bullying of her son

The British mother of a 15-year-old boy left with brain damage by an Asian gang is blaming multi-culturalism for the way ethnic minorities get away with violent bullying in schools:

Liz Webster, 43, from Swindon, whose son Henry nearly died in the attack, believes a “culture of timidity” among teachers is stopping them clamping down on ethnic minority bullies because they fear accusations of racism. She also accuses teachers of failing to recognise that ethnic minorities can exhibit racism against whites.

Her son, who was a pupil at Ridgeway comprehensive, near Swindon, was set upon by a 16-strong Asian gang, smashed on the skull by repeated blows from a claw hammer and left for dead. Last week 13 of the gang were convicted of charges relating to the attack.

Before the assault little action appears to have been taken against the gang, despite incidents of persistent aggressive be-haviour. In the immediate aftermath of the assault, neither the school’s headmaster, Steven Colledge, nor any of its 90 teachers visited the Webster family or even sent a get-well card.

After the court verdict last week Webster said: “We are devastated by what has happened and extremely upset and angry not only about the school’s failure to protect Henry, but about their attitude afterwards.”

Webster said she was anxious that teachers should learn how to manage racial integration successfully but added: “If they had once said they were sorry, or asked how he was, it would have made all the difference. It is as if they want to sweep us and everything to do with us, under the carpet. Whatever was going on, Henry had absolutely nothing to do with it. He seems to have been picked on just because he is big and has ginger hair.”

Police had been called to a similar incident involving members of the same gang eight months earlier. A white pupil was left with a broken jaw, but there was no prosecution.

“Everyone seems to think that racism starts with white people,” Webster said. “They can’t seem to get their heads round the fact that racism can come from the other side. I now know a lot more about the disciplinary problems with some of the Asian boys. If they had been white, I think they would have been kicked out.”

More convictions for hammer attack on Henry Webster

School let Henry down, mum says

Thousands of failed asylum seekers are entitled to free NHS care in Britain

The Daily Mail reports on pro-immigrant foolishness in Britain.

Is Barack Obama an elitist liberal?

Alan Stewart Carl on Obama's views of working class social conservatives:

Obama is displaying the elitist liberal tendency to see blue-collar and rural “red” voters as misled people who would surely vote Democratic if only they were better enlightened. Then they wouldn’t cling to such unnecessary matters as religion and guns.

I can’t use this one comment to brand Obama as undoubtedly elitist, but at the very least, it shows how, when going off-script, he’s likely to reach for the elitist liberal ideology to frame his opinions. His own experiences show he understands the value of religion and his opposition to NAFTA shows he doesn’t really think anti-free trade sentiments are merely something to cling to (unless he’s a hypocrite, which is possible), but this comment is nevertheless revealing.

As I’ve said many times before, this is the problem with Obama’s inexperience. He simply doesn’t have a deep enough public record for us to know who he truly is and where he truly stands. He’s highly scripted, so when he goes off-script we have to give those remarks real weight. Is he a liberal elitist at heart? I don’t know but I suspect he’s much closer to being one than his unity rhetoric leads some to believe.

Clinton Says Obama's 'Bitter' Remark Could Cost Party General Election

The sexuality of Barack Obama's mother

Steve Sailer blogs about Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetero and her preference in men.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Women from ethnic minorities are more likely to smoke or drink during pregnancy the longer they have lived in Britain

Immigration also causes health problems:

The British Medical Journal study also showed they were more likely to stop breastfeeding sooner.

The Institute of Child Health team said doctors should not assume ethnic minority women did not smoke or drink.

A maternal health expert said it was "sad" that unhealthy habits became normal among immigrant groups.

The research looked at women taking part in the Millennium Cohort Study who had babies between September 2000 and January 2002.

In 2001-02, 7.6% of the population was from an ethnic minority group - up 44% during the previous decade.

Women from ethnic minority groups are known to be less likely to smoke or consume alcohol than the general population, but the researchers looked at how living in a Westernised society affected their habits.

The researchers studied 6,478 mothers of white British or Irish origin and 2,110 mothers from ethnic minority groups who had either migrated to the UK themselves, or were first or second generation immigrants.

Around a third of British and Irish mothers smoke or drank alcohol during pregnancy, compared with a sixth of all the ethnic minority mothers.

And just 27% of British or Irish mothers breastfed for at least four months, compared with 40% of those from ethnic minorities.

But, among women from ethnic minorities, first and second generation mothers-to-be were more likely to smoke and drink during pregnancy than immigrants.

Professor Catherine Law, of the Institute of Child Health, said: "Health professionals should not underestimate the likelihood of women engaging in risky health behaviours because of their ethnicity."

She said smoking and alcohol consumption rates did vary between ethnic minorities, but that in all the groups studied, the rates were increasing.

BBC News.

Eight year old Muslim girl wants to divorce her 30 year old husband

Proof that all cultures are not equal:

An eight-year-old girl decided last week to go the Sana’a West Court to prosecute her father, who forced her to marry a 30-year-old man.

Nojoud Muhammed Nasser arrived at court by herself on Wednesday, April 2, looking for a judge to handle her case against her father, Muhammed Nasser, who forced her two months ago to marry Faez Ali Thamer, a man 22 years her senior. The child also asked for a divorce, accusing her husband of sexual and domestic abuse.

According to Yemeni law, Nojoud cannot prosecute, as she is underage. However, court judge Muhammed Al-Qathi heard her complaint and subsequently ordered the arrests of both her father and husband.

“My father beat me and told me that I must marry this man, and if I did not, I would be raped and no law and no sheikh in this country would help me. I refused but I couldn’t stop the marriage,” Nojoud Nasser told the Yemen Times. “I asked and begged my mother, father, and aunt to help me to get divorced. They answered, ‘We can do nothing. If you want you can go to court by yourself.’ So this is what I have done,” she said.

Nasser said that she was exposed to sexual abuse and domestic violence by her husband. “He used to do bad things to me, and I had no idea as to what a marriage is. I would run from one room to another in order to escape, but in the end he would catch me and beat me and then continued to do what he wanted. I cried so much but no one listened to me. One day I ran away from him and came to the court and talked to them.”

“Whenever I wanted to play in the yard he beat me and asked me to go to the bedroom with him. This lasted for two months," added Nasser. "He was too tough with me, and whenever I asked him for mercy, he beat me and slapped me and then used me. I just want to have a respectful life and divorce him.”

Nasser’s uncle, who does not want to reveal his name, is following the case now as her guardian. According to her uncle, after Muhammed Nasser, the girl's father, lost his job as a garbage truck driver in Hajjah, he became a beggar, and soon after suffered from mental problems.

Thamer is in jail now. “Yes I was intimate with her, but I have done nothing wrong, as she is my wife and I have the right and no one can stop me," he said. "But if the judge or other people insist that I divorce her, I will do it, it’s ok.”

So far, no accusations have been made against her father, who was later released due to health problems, or Nasser's husband, who will remain in jail for further investigation.

“So far there is no case and no charges, as Nojoud arrived by herself to court asking just for a divorce,“ said Shatha Ali Nasser, a lawyer in the Supreme Court who is following Nojoud Nasser’s story.

Shatha Ali Nasser confirmed that item number 15 in Yemeni civil law reads that “no girl or boy can get married before the age of 15." However, this item was amended in 1998 so parents could make a contract of marriage between their children even if they are under the age of 15. But the husband cannot be intimate with her until she is ready or mature,” said Nasser.“This law is highly dangerous because it brings an end to a young girl’s happiness and future fruitful life. Nojoud did not get married, but she was raped by a 30-year old man.”

Nasser confirmed that Nojoud Nasser’s case is not the first of its kind in Yemen, but it is the first time that a girl went to court by herself to ask for a divorce.

Hamed Thabet, Yemen Times.

Hispanic father and African-American mother argue over which gang their child should join

An interesting news story on interracial mating and gangs:

A couple fighting about which gang their 4-year-old toddler should join caused a public disturbance that resulted in the father's arrest, Commerce City police said Thursday.

On Saturday, Joseph Manzanares stormed into the Hollywood Video store where his girlfriend worked, threatened to kill her and knocked over several video displays and even a computer, Commerce City police Sgt. Joe Sandoval said.

After he ran out of the store, police were called and the 19-year-old was arrested at his home.

His girlfriend told police that they had been arguing about the upbringing of their son and which gang he should belong to. The teen mother, who is black, is a member of the Crips. Manzanares is Hispanic and belongs to the Westside Ballers gang, the woman said.

"They have different ideas on how the baby should be raised. Basically, she said they cannot agree on which gang the baby would 'claim,'" Sandoval said.

Manzanares was charged with disorderly conduct, harassment, and domestic violence. He was transported to the Adams County Detention Facility.

On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to a year of probation. The misdemeanor harassment charge was dropped.

Interracial mating produces idiot singers

Steve Sailer blogs about the biracial singer Alicia Keys.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Civil rights and incest

An organizer of the Million Man March has been convicted of molesting his daughter:

A five-woman, seven-man jury returned a guilty verdict yesterday evening in the incest case against James L. Bevel. The verdict came after less than half a day of jury deliberations. Throughout the weeklong proceedings Bevel maintained that he had not had sexual intercourse with his daughter at some point during the 1990s.

Loudoun Circuit Court Judge Burke F. McCahill handed the case over to the jury around 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning, following closing arguments from prosecutors and public defender Bonnie Hoffman.

Bevel is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court Monday, April 14, for sentencing scheduling.

Bevel was arrested in June 2007 on the charge that he had sexual intercourse with his daughter while the girl was between the ages of 13 and 15. The two were living in an apartment in Leesburg at the time. He later pleaded not guilty.

During the trial Bevel, who served as top lieutenant to Martin Luther King Jr. and held organize the Million Man March, also faced accusations of sexual abuse that occurred beginning when his daughter, now 29, was a young girl.

Erika Jacobson

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Islamic sex offenders in Britain

Even Islamic sex offenders want special treatment:

Muslim sex offenders could be allowed to opt out of a treatment programme being run by the Prison Service because it is against their religion.

The service's Muslim adviser, Ahtsham Ali, said there is a “legitimate Islamic position” that criminals should not discuss their crimes with others, as required in the Sex Offender Treatment Programme.

Although Mr Ali has not yet called for changes to the rules, he told prisoners’ newspaper Inside Time: “I will be taking it forward as a matter of some urgency with colleagues, including those with policy responsibility for the Sex Offender Treatment programme, who I know are very willing to consider and discuss these issues.”

The possibility of an exemption for Muslims came to light after an unnamed prisoner wrote to the newspaper asking to clarify the position of Muslims on the programme.

"I have always insisted that it was against Islamic teachings to discuss your offence to anyone, let alone act it out within a peer group,” the prisoner wrote.

Mr Ali responded that the issue had been raised twice before, but there had not yet been a review of the rules relating to the treatment programme.

Hat tip, USS Neverdock!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

In Bangladesh, Pakistan and India, the number of acid attacks have been rising

Barbarism is alive and well in South Asia:

The largest numbers of victims come from the poorest backgrounds and are women who have rejected their husbands, employers or would-be boyfriends.

The attack is not committed in a fit of anger or "passion" as is popularly believed but is premeditated and intended to kill or maim.

The attacker's message in no uncertain terms is that if you can't be mine, you won't be any one else's either.

Mamata's story goes back 12 years, to when she was 14.

Her crime was that she refused to stay with a husband who had decided to marry again.

Over several months, while she stayed with her parents, he coaxed, threatened and tried to persuade her, but to no avail.

One day catching up with her as she headed for work, he suggested she come and sit for a while in the quiet, secluded park en route.

Then as she made to leave he grabbed her hands and threw acid over her face and arms, leaving her permanently scarred.

Twelve years on, she tries to live as normal a life as she can, though in a society where looks are everything, especially for women, getting a job, even as a domestic help, can be difficult.

Sunita Thakur

Stupidity and misfortune in India

India must be one of the few places in the world where a rare disability would be taken as a sign of divine intervention:

A baby with two faces was born in a northern Indian village, where she is doing well and is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess, her father said Tuesday.

The baby, Lali, apparently has an extremely rare condition known as craniofacial duplication, where a single head has two faces. Except for her ears, all of Lali's facial features are duplicated — she has two noses, two pairs of lips and two pairs of eyes.

"My daughter is fine — like any other child," said Vinod Singh, 23, a poor farm worker.

Lali has caused a sensation in the dusty village of Saini Sunpura, 25 miles east of New Delhi. When she left the hospital, eight hours after a normal delivery on March 11, she was swarmed by villagers, said Sabir Ali, the director of Saifi Hospital.

"She drinks milk from her two mouths and opens and shuts all the four eyes at one time," Ali said.

Rural India is deeply superstitious and the little girl is being hailed as a return of the Hindu goddess of valor, Durga, a fiery deity traditionally depicted with three eyes and many arms.

Up to 100 people have been visiting Lali at her home every day to touch her feet out of respect, offer money and receive blessings, Singh told The Associated Press.

"Lali is God's gift to us," said Jaipal Singh, a member of the local village council. "She has brought fame to our village."

Village chief Daulat Ram said he planned to build a temple to Durga in the village.

"I am writing to the state government to provide money to build the temple and help the parents look after their daughter," Ram said.

Lali's condition is often linked to serious health complications, but the doctor said she was doing well.

"She is leading a normal life with no breathing difficulties," said Ali, adding that he saw no need for surgery.

Lali's parents were married in February 2007. Lali is their first child.

Singh said he took his daughter to a hospital in New Delhi where doctors suggested a CT scan to determine whether her internal organs were normal, but Singh said he felt it was unnecessary.

"I don't feel the need of that at this stage as my daughter is behaving like a normal child, posing no problems," he said.


Barack Obama and socialism

Obama may be more left-wing than many of his supporters think:

If there is a mystery at the heart of Barack Obama's Dreams From My Father, one thing is not left a mystery, the fact that Barack Obama organized his life on the ideals given to him by his Kenyan father. Obama tells us, "All of my life, I carried a single image of my father, one that I .. tried to take as my own." (p. 220) And what was that image? It was "the father of my dreams, the man in my mother's stories, full of high-blown ideals .." (p. 278) What is more, Obama tells us that, "It was into my father's image .. that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself." And also that, "I did feel that there was something to prove .. to my father" in his efforts at political organizing. (p. 230)

So we know that his father's ideals were a driving force in his life, but the one thing that Obama does not give us are the contents of those ideals. The closest he comes is when he tells us that his father lost his position in the government when he came into conflict with Jomo Kenyatte, the President of Kenya sometime in the mid 1960s; when he tells us that his father was imprisoned for his political views by the government just prior to the end of colonial rule; and when he tells us that the attributes of W. E. B. DuBois, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela were the ones he associated with his father and also the ones that he sought to instill in himself. (p. 220) This last group is a hodge podge, perhaps concealing as much as it reveals, in that it contains a socialist black nationalist, a Muslim black nationalist, a civil rights leader, and (at the time indicated in the memoir) an imprisoned armed revolutionary.

A bit of research at the library reveals the answers about Barack Obama's father and his father's convictions which Obama withholds from his readers. A first hint comes from authors E. S. Atieno Odhiambo and David William Cohen in their book The Risks of Knowledge (Ohio U. Press, 2004). On page 182 of their book they describe how Barack Obama's father, a Harvard trained economist, attacked the economic proposals of pro-Western 'third way" leader Tom Mboya from the socialist left, siding with communist-allied leader Oginga Odinga, in a paper Barack Obama's father worte for the East Africa Journal. As Odhiambo and Cohen write, "The debates [over economic policy] pitted .. Mboya against .. Oginga Odinga and radical economists Dharam Ghai and Barrack Obama, who critiqued the document for being neither African nor socialist enough."

Hat tip, Steve Sailer!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Islam and free speech in Austria

You better not criticize Islam in Austria:

The Austrian authorities have indicted politician Susanne Winter on charges of incitement and degradation of religious symbols and religious agitation. This offence carries a maximum sentence of two years. Last January, Ms Winter said that the prophet Muhammad was “a child molester” because he had married a six-year-old girl. She also said he was “a warlord” who had written the Koran during “epileptic fits.”

The politician, a member of the Austrian Freedom Party FPÖ, an anti-immigration party which is in opposition, added that Islam is “a totalitarian system of domination that should be cast back to its birthplace on the other side of the Mediterranean.” She also warned for “a Muslim immigration tsunami,” saying that “in 20 or 30 years, half the population of Austria will be Muslim” if the present immigration policies continue.

Following her remarks, Muslim extremists threatened to kill Susanne Winter and she was placed under police protection. Today, the Justice Department in Vienna announced that Ms Winter will be charged with “incitement and degradation of religious symbols” (Verhetzung und Herabwürdigung religiöser Symbole). If convicted she may have to serve up to two years in jail for her opinions.

However, Alfred Hrdlicka, the Austrian “artist” who depicted Jesus and his apostles engaging in homosexual acts of sodomy during the Last Supper, has not been indicted. Nor will he be. Depicting Jesus sodomizing his apostles is not considered to be a “degradation of religious symbols” in Austria, but referring to the historic fact that Muhammad married a six-year old girl is “incitement to racial hatred.”

Neither has Mr Hrdlicka been threatened by Christian assassins for his “opinions.” The difference between Christian and Muslim extremists is that the former do not aim to kill those who offend them, but the latter do – which is perhaps also why the European authorities fear the radical Muslims and persecute their opponents while they subsidize those who insult Christians.

Hat tip, Randall Parker!

The costs of immigration

An economist warns that immigration's costs are grossly underestimated:

Set for release Tuesday is a report published by Social Contract magazine, "The Fiscal Impact of Immigration: An Analysis of the Costs to 15 Federal Departments and Agencies."

The 70-page study was conducted by Manhattan Institute adjunct fellow Edwin S. Rubenstein. As senior economist at W.R. Grace & Co. in the 1980s, he directed in-depth studies of government waste for the Grace Commission that sparked much popular outrage against Washington's spendthrift habits.

Rubenstein found that each immigrant costs taxpayers more than $9,000, while every immigrant household of four costs $36,000 in taxes. That's far more than the $3,408 in 2007 dollars the National Research Council's 1997 "New Americans" study of federal, state and local government expenditures found immigrants to cost.

"The federal government has never produced a comprehensive study of this issue," Rubenstein noted. "Executive agencies are not required to do Fiscal Impact Statements for new immigration policies. Even the immigration reform legislation sent to Congress last year contained not one word on its potential budgetary consequences."

So Rubenstein looked across the government at departments and agencies that include Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Interior, Justice, Labor, HHS, HUD, Transportation, Treasury and the State Department, as well as Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration.

His purpose was "to increase awareness -- within the government and among citizens -- of the myriad ways by which immigration increases the cost of government and how government policies increase immigration."

Looking at education alone, Rubenstein found that about "3.8 million public school students -- 7.9% of total K to 12 enrollment -- are enrolled in classes for English language learners," according to Department of Education statistics. These classes are significantly more expensive than mainstream English classes.

Personnel costs include specialized teachers who supplement instruction provided by the mainstream English teacher and professional development to strengthen the skills of teachers working with English language learners.

Rand Corp. researchers discovered back in 1981 that added costs for language assistance instruction ranged from $100 to $500 per pupil. Added to that are program administration costs, staff development and functions such as student identification and assessment.

Rand found that "the total additional per pupil costs for language assistance instruction was estimated to be in the range of ... $460 to $1,600 in 2007 dollars," according to Rubenstein's extrapolations, making "the total cost of providing English Language Learning instruction to the 3.8 million students enrolled in those programs ... about $3.9 billion ($1,030 times 3.8 million)."

With more than 140 languages spoken in, for instance, Connecticut's schools, bilingual education requirements for immigrants are on track to becoming a crippling unfunded mandate imposed on states and school districts.

Turning to the Department of Justice, the study found criminal aliens to be "an increasing burden on U.S. prison systems." In 1980, federal and state facilities held fewer than 9,000 criminal aliens, Rubenstein said. But at the end of 2004, about 267,000 noncitizens were incarcerated in U.S. correctional facilities.

Of all prisoners in federal prisons, 27% are criminal aliens, he found, with a total cost of $1.5 billion. But that may be low-balling it. "A shortage of available prison capacity has forced federal authorities to release criminal aliens prematurely. Nationally an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes still walk the streets," he said.

On top of that are the private costs criminal aliens impose on their victims. Analyzing the rap sheets of 55,000 incarcerated illegal aliens in 2003, the Government Accountability Office found that the average criminal alien was arrested for 13 prior offenses, 12% of which were cases of murder, robbery, assault and sexually related crimes; only 21% were immigration offenses, the rest being felonies.

"The economic burden they impose on victims, including loss of income and property, uncompensated hospital bills, and emotional pain and suffering, has been estimated at $1.6 million per property and assault crime offender," Rubenstein found.

Washington has been paralyzed for many years on immigration policies because advocates of restricted immigration are routinely accused of nativism and racism.

Rubenstein's groundbreaking study, of which the facts above offer only a taste, suggests that Washington doesn't want to take a good look at the issue because the facts will spur the public to demand action to stop the hemorrhage of taxpayer money out-of-control immigration is causing.

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Monday, April 7, 2008

An Indian woman accused of being a witch was tied to a tree and beaten by a mob, with television footage of the incident aired in India

It looks like the Hindus are just as backward as their Islamic cousins:

Nishant Tiwari, a police official in northeastern India, said a journalist who filmed the beating called him Thursday to report the incident, which took place in the village of Dumaria in central eastern Bihar state.

He arrived to find the woman tied to a tree, her hair partially cut and her complexion ruddy from being slapped. She had no serious injuries.

"I was appalled at what I saw because people should be more socially responsible than to do this," Tiwari said.

Authorities arrested six people, including the man who admitted to hiring her services as a witch. They were due to appear before a magistrate on Friday.

Ram Ayodhya, who could face up to seven years in prison for his role in the attack, told police he was justified in beating the woman, Tiwari said.

Ayodhya said he paid her to use magic and prayer to improve his wife's health.

When his wife's condition deteriorated, Ayodhya accused her of performing black magic, Tiwari said, and a crowd soon gathered and tied her to the tree.

The woman seen being attacked is expected to testify when the suspects appear before the magistrate.

Tiwari said he was disturbed by the fact that a journalist filmed the incident before contacting authorities.

"The media filmed the incident, then called the police -- instead of the police first," Tiwari said.

More bad news about India:

Dogs, Frogs and Dalits: The Indian Model Minority Has A Dark Side

Indian villagers 'killed witch'

Over 80% of British people say the country is facing a crisis over immigration

Even the British seem to be waking up to the dangers of immigration:

Immigration is diluting our culture and leading to the breakdown of society, according to the vast majority of Britons.

83 per cent told pollsters the country had a "population crisis".

Strikingly, this view was held by 58 per cent of settled migrants and their British-born children.

Most of those interviewed felt that special treatment for newcomers was causing locals to "lose out."

The same views were shared across the social classes.

The survey for Immigration: The Inconvenient Truth, an investigation by Channel 4's Dispatches, was carried out by YouGov.

It found that 15 per cent of Britons would halt immigration altogether and 84 per cent would reduce it. 63 per cent of settled Commonwealth immigrants agreed with them.

Two-thirds of those polled believe that migrant workers are undercutting native workers and taking their jobs. Immigration is also considered by the British to be the biggest factor behind societal breakdown over the past decade.

Some 58 per cent think the nation's cultural fabric is being "damaged and diluted" by immigration.

Last night, the Government's critics said the case for a cap on migrant numbers - a move resisted by Gordon Brown - was overwhelming.

Damian Green, Tory immigration spokesman, said: "We have been saying for some years now that the rate of net immigration should be substantially lower.

"That's why we called for an explicit annual limit - and without that the Government will continue to have a crisis on their hands."

Sir Andrew Green, chairman of Migration Watch UK, a pressure group, said: "This is stunning confirmation that the public want to see firm and effective action to reduce the scale of immigration. It is a view shared by two-thirds of previous immigrants.

"The Government cannot remain in denial much longer."

The findings on community relations will be equally alarming for ministers who are finally moving away from the doctrine of multiculturalism.

James Slack in the Daily Mail

Anti-Chinese violence in Africa

Non-white on non-white violence African-style:

A Chinese manager at a copper smelter in northern Zambia has been admitted to hospital after being assaulted by workers demanding better conditions.

An estimated 500 workers at the Chinese-owned Chambishi mine site started throwing stones at the managers as they attempted to hold talks.

Police came in to restore order and rescue the Chinese who had taken refuge by locking themselves in their offices. Several buildings were burned in the violence and a protester was injured.

Last year, China's president cancelled a visit to Chambishi fearing protests.

A blast at the copper mine killed 50 people in 2005.

Chambishi Smelter, which is under construction, is part of a huge multi-million dollar Chinese investment in the area.

The BBC's Boyd Chibale in Kitwe says a kitchen for Chinese workers and a guard's house were set alight and hostel windows smashed in the violence.

Our correspondent says the workers have now gone home, and the Chinese management are in talks with the unions.

The protest was sparked by rumours that members of the Chinese management team were about to go on holiday, which workers feared would delay negotiations to improve their conditions of service.

"The Chinese are not respecting Zambian labour laws," workers' representative Teddy Chisala told the AFP news agency.

In recent years, China has emerged as one of the biggest buyers of Zambian copper.

But correspondents say Chinese investment in mining and manufacturing has not been without controversy - with constant industrial disputes amidst allegations of poor working conditions.

In elections in 2006, opposition candidate Michael Sata ran on an anti-China ticket, calling for "Zambia for Zambians".

BBC News

Some 80% of Muslims in Britain believe suicide bombings to be an acceptable form of Jihad against the West

Islam and immigration are destroying Britain:

The Archbishop of Canterbury, who leads the Church of England, said Britons will eventually accept some aspects of Muslim Shariah law — the same rules that cut off hands for stealing, heads for blasphemy, and force women behind the veil.

As practiced, it's the very system responsible for the stagnation and poverty of Arabic and Muslim cultures over a thousand years — which happens to be why many Muslims flee to Britain in the first place. If the Archbishop won't stand up for British values, who will?

Meanwhile, an unassimilated Muslim immigrant population attends radical madrassas and adopts radical views seen on satellite TV and seems to want Britain to assimilate — not vice versa. That's why some 80% of British Muslims in one poll said they believe suicide bombing to be an acceptable form of Jihad against the West.

The U.S. is constantly bombarded with news stories of Piglet mugs being banned to avoid offending Muslims, U.K. flags being taken down in prisons because their crosses offend Muslims, and mosque Minarets rising among the historically dreaming spires of Oxford.

All these are strikes against some of the strongest and most beloved symbols of Britain. If a culture doesn't want to defend itself, no one else will. But certainly, no one has to admire it.

I'm amazed that so many British people are willing to pander to Islamic barbarians.

The majority of the Dutch are negative on Islam and immigration

It seems that the Dutch are beginning to realize that Islam and immigration are a threat to their way of life:

According to 56 percent of the Dutch, Islam is a threat to the Dutch identity. As well, 57 percent named admitting large groups of immigrants as "the biggest mistake in Dutch history".

Good for the Dutch!

Ten years of record immigration to Britain has produced virtually no economic benefits

So much for the argument that immigration helps the economy:

A House of Lords committee, which is due to report next Tuesday, will call into question Government claims that foreign workers add £6 billion each year to the wealth of the nation.

It is expected to say this must be balanced against the increase in population and their use of local services such as health and education, resulting in little benefit per head of the population.

"Our overall conclusion is that the economic benefits of net immigration to the resident population are small and close to zero in the long run," the report will say.

The findings of the Lords economics committee threaten to demolish the key argument made by ministers to justify the highest levels of immigration in the country's history.

The inquiry by the committee, which includes two former chancellors and several former Cabinet ministers, is the first to try to balance the costs and benefits of large-scale immigration.

The population is increasing by more than 190,000 every year, largely as a result of immigration.

Foreign workers now make up 12.5 per cent of the labour force, compared with 7.4 per cent a decade ago. Critics say Labour lost control of the borders, issued too many work permits and should not have opened up the labour market to eastern Europe.

However, ministers say that without large-scale immigration there would have been slower economic growth.

A Whitehall paper produced for the committee said average output growth over the past five years was 2.7 per cent a year and migration contributed an estimated 15 to 20 per cent of this. The Government said this indicated a contribution of £6 billion - or £700,000 a day- from foreign workers.

However, the committee's final report is expected to say the Government should have focused on the impact of immigration on GDP per head, not the economy as a whole.

David Coleman, a professor of demography at Oxford University, said in his evidence to the committee that the Government had excluded costs from crime, security, the race relations process, health "tourism" and imported ailments such as TB.

Richard Pearson, a visiting professor at the University of Sussex's Centre for Migration Research, said: "While migrants have clearly helped alleviate often long-standing skill shortages, they have also filled many low-skilled jobs, often at very low wages.

"These migrants are likely to be displacing, and reducing the incentive on employers to recruit and train low-skilled, indigenous workers.''

Philip Johnston and Robert Winnett in The Telegraph

Iraqis and Somalis are increasingly facing repatriation in Sweden

Looks like the politically-correct Swedes may be stumbling into sanity:

It is a policy that has seen Sodertalje alone take more Iraqi refugees than the UK and the US combined. But in Sweden's new political climate, it is no longer certain that Nina (not her real name) will be permitted to remain. A new court process for screening refugees has meant that while last year about 72 per cent of Iraqi asylum seekers - the largest group entering Sweden - were accepted, in the first few months of 2008 that figure was only 27 per cent.

Driving the asylum debate is the nature of places like Sodertalje, Rinkeby, Tensta - all on Stockholm's periphery - and the suburbs of cities like Malmo. All have substantial populations of refugees - Somalis, Iraqis and Assyrians. Most are largely segregated from Sweden's mainstream life.

The rethinking of Sweden's asylum policy is being pushed too by two years of record immigration and refugee arrivals. Last year this country of nine million received 18,599 asylum applications from fleeing Iraqis. And the question being asked is not only whether a country with the reputation for having one of the world's most generous policies towards refugees can continue to be so welcoming. It is also whether Sweden needs urgently to redraw its requirements for their integration. Whether, indeed, those being offered a safe haven should be required to be more 'Swedish' and be dispersed from the core communities where they have settled.

The reframing of Sweden's attitude towards refugees has followed the election of a centre-right government in 2006 and also the reshaping of its politics with the re-emergence of the far right in the shape of the Sweden Democrats. The result has been a toughening of asylum policies and a hardening of the political discourse towards refugees.

Peter Beaumont in The Observer

New census data just released shows visible minorities in Canada have grown at a staggering rate, surpassing the 5 million mark

White Canada is dying:

The data, released by Statistics Canada, shows surging immigration from Asia has resulted in visible minorities now comprising 16 per cent of Canada's population -- an increase of 27 per cent between 2001 and 2006.

Since 2001, three-quarters of Canada's new immigrants have been visible minorities, and the total now sits at 5,068,100, the census shows.

"We're seeing for the first time with this census that the Southeast Asians actually surpass Chinese as the largest minority group," Statistics Canada's Rosemary Bender told CTV News on Wednesday.

Immigration lawyer Ravi Jain told CTV's Canada AM Wednesday morning he's not surprised that the number of South Asian immigrants -- those hailing from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan -- is on the rise, with the highest number coming from India.

"There's a real explanation here that makes sense," he said.

"India of course is a former Commonwealth country. English is a dominant language and education is emphasized -- the same thing as China in terms of education."

South Asians now make up about one-quarter of the visible minority population in Canada, translating to about 4 per cent (nearly 1.3 million) of the country's population.

Those with Chinese roots make up about another quarter (some 1.2 million) of the total visible minority population.

Following those two ethnic groups are those identifying themselves as black, Filipino, Latin American, Arab, Southeast Asian, West Asian, Korean and Japanese, to make up the Top 10 visible minorities.

But Jain said most of Canada's new immigrants still end up clustered around Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal -- a trend that he suggests can be addressed through better workplace integration.

According to the census, 96 per cent of the visible minority population live in a metropolitan area. That's in sharp contrast to the 68 per cent of the total population that live in major cities.

Jain said there should be more of a push to attract immigrants to places like Alberta, where there is a dramatic shortfall of workers and jobs are readily available.

"That will send the message that the provinces that do that -- Alberta and others that aren't reflective of these major cities -- they will draw in the immigrants and then we'll see more diversity besides Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver," he said.

More than 200 different ethnic origins were reported in the 2006 census, StatsCan reports. That marks a steep increase over the past century. In the 1901 census, only 25 different ethnic groups were recorded. The largest share of the population at that time was people reporting Aboriginal, British and French origins.

Among the newer ethnic groups added to the list in 2006 were those from Montserrat in the Caribbean, and Chad, Gabon, Gambia and Zambia in Africa.

More bad news:

White is minority in this city

Visible minorities the new majority

Interracial marriages forming at unprecedented rates: census

Jeremiah Wright doesn't practice what he preaches

Jeremiah Wright isn't just a racist but a hypocrite:

What could be worse than an Afro-Marxist preacher exhorting thousands of blacks to hate whites and swear off their middle-class materialism? One who does the exact opposite.

Barack Obama had hoped the retirement of his fire-breathing pastor would put the controversy to rest. But the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is retiring in luxury — with all the trappings of the white "middleclassness" he warns his flock to avoid.

Wright is forsaking South Side Chicago and the black ghetto for a gated golf club community in Tinley Park, an affluent suburb. The area has seen a boom in growth from mostly non-Hispanic whites buying upscale homes in new subdivisions like Wright's adopted Odyssey Club neighborhood, which boasts some of Tinley Park's largest homes and a mix of townhomes. It adjoins the Odyssey Country Club and golf course.

"It's really suburban sprawl," said Michael Mertens, Tinley Park's economic development director. "It's a lot of people wanting their own homes and more space."

Nothing wrong with that; it's the American dream. Except that Wright has condemned that dream (along with America) in sermons he's delivered to the 8,000 mostly black congregants of Trinity United Church of Christ. He says it's all part of a white conspiracy to get blacks hooked on middle-class materialism and separate them from the inner-city and their African roots.

He also preaches the gospel of "Black Liberation Theology," a false Christian doctrine promulgated by Marxist-leaning black writers of the 1960s that espouses "economic parity" and other collectivist claptrap.

The concept of practicing what you preach is apparently lost on Wright.

After decades of lecturing blacks to remain loyal to the black ghetto and eschew the white suburbs, he's now building a 10,340-square-foot mansion in the white suburbs. Among its amenities: an elevator, a rubberized exercise room and room for a future theater and indoor swimming pool.

Wright has made a lucrative career of convincing other blacks they can't succeed on their own. For decades, he's collected their alms in exchange for a steady diet of bitterness and resentment.

Shouting "God damn America" for its treatment of blacks, Wright got his parishioners hooked on misplaced anger in the South Side so he could cash out in Tinley Park.

Perhaps this is "sharing in the prosperity," as Obama has so eloquently rephrased redistribution of income. Funny how those who demand economic parity end up taking the biggest share.