African Refugees Are Waging an Actual 'War on Women'

By Dave Gibson
Volume 28, Number 1 (Fall 2017)
Issue theme: "The Refugee Crisis And Its Impact on the West"

While the left and their so-called “leaders,” such as failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the oft-confused Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters, continuously complain that the Republican Party has been waging a “War on Women,” there is an actual, violent war being waged on much of this nation’s female population. However, it is not being directed from smoke-filled rooms at GOP headquarters, nor does it have anything to do with women’s salaries.

Unfortunately, since the 1990s, when then-president Bill Clinton began bringing so-called “Somali refugees” to this country, their numbers have continued to swell as these people not only place an undue burden upon this nation’s welfare system, but bring with them, their continent’s culture of extreme misogyny and violence towards women.

Despite the risk, the U.S. State Department contracts with nine voluntary agencies or “VOLAGS,” which are paid to provide initial housing, food, clothing, and counseling to so-called “refugees” upon arrival in the U.S.

Then, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contracts with these same VOLAGS to provide English language lessons, job placement, resettlement and assistance in obtaining a variety of social services (food stamps, WIC, Medicaid, Section 8 Housing, etc.).

The following is the current list of VOLAGS:1

• Church World Services

• Ethiopian Community Development Council

• Episcopal Migration Ministries

• International Rescue Committee

• Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

• Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services

• United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

• U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

• World Relief Corporation

According to the State Department, 97,385 Somali nationals were resettled in this country between 2002 and 2016. The total Somali population is estimated as high as 150,000. Most of them (25,000+) reportedly live in Minnesota, with the largest number living in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area.2

After Minnesota, Maine and North Dakota, respectively, are the next highest states in per capita Somali refugee resettlement numbers.

The problem of sexual assaults in Maine being committed by Somali refugees has become such a pressing issue that in September 2016, The Washington Times reported: “The federal Office on Violence Against Women is giving a Maine immigration resource center $300,000 for sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy in the immigrant community.”3

In fact, the amount of crime being committed by African refugees has become so intolerable in Maine, that in 2016, the state’s Gov. Paul Lepage, wrote a letter to then-president Barack Obama, informing him that Maine was withdrawing from the federal refugee resettlement program.

On October 17, 2016, Gov. LePage’s office released the following statement:

In letter to Pres. Obama, Governor writes he has ‘lost confidence’ in feds’ management of program

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage on Friday sent a letter to President Barack Obama informing him that Maine will no longer be participating in the federal refugee resettlement program. The Governor also notified the director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, as required by federal law.

“I have lost confidence in the federal government’s ability to safely and responsibly run the refugee program and no longer want the State of Maine associated with that shortcoming,” wrote Gov. LePage in his letter. “The federal government has proven to be an unwilling partner with states in ensuring that refugee resettlement does not unduly put American lives at risk,” he continued.

Maine will be joining Texas, Kansas, and New Jersey in severing ties with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement. States have voiced their concerns that the federal government cannot adequately screen refugees, many of whom are now coming to the United States from nations where terrorism is rampant.

Gov. LePage was one of 31 governors to sign a letter last November requesting unsuccessfully that the federal government cease resettlement of refugees from Syria until adequate vetting procedures can be established.

In a recent conference call with state officials, federal officials from the Departments of State, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services announced their goal of increasing the number of refugees they bring into the United States in the upcoming federal fiscal year. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has told Congress that the federal government cannot conduct thorough background checks on all refugees coming into the country.

Gov. LePage in his letter to Pres. Obama cited the case of Adnan Fazeli, the refugee who settled in Freeport, Maine and left to die fighting for ISIS as an example of the kind of danger invited by the current reckless refugee program.

“I sincerely hope that the federal government will re-evaluate its current refugee policy—both the quantity and nation of origin of refugees it resettles and the vetting process they are subjected to—in order to best protect the safety and interests of the American people,” wrote Gov. LePage, who added that he has directed Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services to work with their federal counterparts to implement Maine’s transition out of the program.4

Why do so many African refugees end up in Minnesota and Maine?

For one very simple reason...For decades, those states have continued to offer incredibly generous welfare benefits.

Of course, the influx of African refugees is not limited to only two or three states; they have been sent to locations all across this nation, and with their arrival, they rather quickly begin attacking the local women.

What follows is a sample of the horrendous sex crimes committed by these African refugees:

• In July 2017, after six hours of deliberation, a jury came back with a guilty verdict in the rape trial of 42-year-old Sudanese refugee Mohamed Mostafa.

He raped a young woman on the campus of the University of Missouri in May 2015, after gaining access to a dormitory.

The jury recommended a 25-year sentence for Mostafa.5

• In February 2017, on a Sunday morning in Westbrook, Maine, police arrested three males after a sexual assault on a teenage girl at the Super 8 Motel, at 208 Larrabee Road.

A subsequent investigation determined that all three males had sexually assaulted the 16-year-old girl.

Two of the suspects were juveniles, ages 15 and 16. The third was identified as Garang Majok, 19, of Lewiston. All three were charged with gross sexual assault, a Class A felony.

All three were Somali refugees.

Majok was booked into the Cumberland County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond, while the juveniles were taken to the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

Westbrook police Capt. Steven Goldberg, who was roundly criticized for his failure to adequately brief the public on the crime, saying only “that they were investigating a suspicious incident at the motel,” issued a press release the next day.

“In a press release issued Monday, Goldberg said he had been unable to release any details about the incident earlier because of the ongoing investigation. He said the premature release of information could have jeopardized the department’s investigation,” reported The Portland Press-Herald.6

• In February 2017, Adeladilew A. Mekonen pleaded guilty in a Washington County, Oregon, courtroom to 28 separate sexual assault charges, all with female patients at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
The former nursing assistant received a 25-year prison sentence. In all, nine women accused Mekonen of sexual abuse, including two women aged 87 and 94, reported KATU.

Breitbart News confirmed with Washington County authorities that Adeladilew Mekonen told a detective that he came to the United States from Ethiopia in 2011.7

• In January 2017, Montgomery County (MD) police arrested 31-year-old Ethiopian refugee Tedros Ishetu, after he reportedly broke into a woman’s apartment and attempted to rape her.

The 36-year-old woman was cooking dinner when she heard a noise, and was quickly set upon by Ishetu.

WJLA reported:

Police say Ishetu attempted to cover the woman’s mouth, rip off her shirt and drag her to the bedroom. However, the five-foot-six, 150 pound attacker’s plans were foiled when the victim bit his palm, started to scream, and escaped into the hallway.

Fearful of being caught, Ishetu ran away, escaping down an elevator — coincidentally passing the victim’s husband and young child who had been playing outside at the time of the random attack.

Patrol officers caught Ishetu nearby. During an interview with a detective, the 31-year-old waived his rights and admitted to the entire incident...

When asked why he did such a terrible thing, Ishetu allegedly told officers that he “needed sex” and was, “trying to get some.” He also shared that he “didn’t want to hurt” the victim, but rather “just rape her.”

He was charged with attempted first-degree rape, home invasion, second-degree assault, and false imprisonment.8

• In December 2016, Mohamed Harir Ayanle, 22, a Somali refugee living in Minneapolis, was charged with criminal sexual conduct after raping a woman on a bus. He had only been in the country for three months at the time of the attack.

Breitbart reported:

According to the criminal complaint filed with the Minnesota 9th Judicial District Court in Polk County, the suspect “just moved to Minnesota on September 22, 2016 from Somalia.”

“According to the court complaint, the Crookston Police Department were dispatched to 2200 University Avenue — the location of the Crookston Inn & Convention Center — on a report of criminal sexual conduct on a Jefferson Lines bus traveling from Minneapolis to Grand Forks,” The Times reported:

The victim told dispatch that another passenger on the bus threatened her and made her have sex with him. She said that Ayanle said he “had something,” which she believed to be a knife...

The victim said Ayanle first approached her when she was sitting with her daughter and invited her to come watch a movie with him in the back of the bus when her daughter fell asleep shortly after a stop in Bemidji. Once she went to the back of the bus, the victim said Ayanle forcibly removed her clothes and raped her.

Catholic Charities and Lutheran Social Services of St. Paul are the two largest refugee resettlement agencies in Minnesota, but both as well as Somali Community Resettlement Services, located in Rochester, Minnesota, refused to comment on whether or not they had assisted Ayanle in relocating to Minneapolis.9

• In December 2016, Liban Mohamed, 39, was convicted of attempted sexual contact with a person incapable of consent. He tried to rape a special-needs woman while she was sitting outside of a home for the disabled in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

World Net Daily reported the following details of the assault:

The incident occurred on July 30, when a caregiver sat the victim on a bench outside so she could enjoy some fresh air, along with one other resident of the home. The caregiver then went back inside to get more residents, and when she returned found Mohamed allegedly with his hand placed between the woman’s legs, reaching for her private parts.

When caught in the act he claimed he wanted to marry the woman.

The worker saw what was happening and pulled the woman away from her assailant.

Mohamed allegedly claimed to authorities that if he were in his country, he’d done nothing wrong.

The victim is unable to speak, and only able to communicate to caregivers when she is hungry, according to a spokesman for the living facility.

The Somali refugee had only been in the country for one week when he committed the assault.10

• In November 2016, African refugee Ariath Mareng, 20, was arrested and booked into the Douglas County (NE) Corrections Center on charges of sexual assault and use of a gun to commit a felony.

He reportedly raped a 26-year-old woman in her Omaha home.

In a press release, the Omaha Police Department stated:

Officers responded to a residence in the area of 36th and Laurel Ave regarding a sexual assault call. Victim stated the suspect knocked on the door to her residence wanting to use the telephone. Once the suspect entered the residence he displayed a handgun and then sexually assaulted the victim. The suspect then left the scene in a white 2-door vehicle.11

• In October 2016, Lesiba Simon Matsoake, 42, was convicted in a Virginia Beach courtroom of forcible sodomy. The South African migrant was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

On June 11, 2004, Matsoake abducted a 22-year-old woman, and forced her to perform oral sodomy on him, after dragging her to a dark, isolated oceanfront beach.

WAVY News 10 reported:

Matsoake forced the victim to the ground. Waves crashed over her head as she struggled against him. Fearing for her life, the victim begged Matsoake to move up the beach and out of the water. Matsoake sexually assaulted her and then ran away.

The victim got into her car right away and drove to the police station. On the way, she saw an officer on the side of the road and flagged him down. She told him she had been sexually assaulted. She was able to preserve seminal fluid left behind by her attacker and forensics technicians collected it. The DNA evidence was submitted to the Department of Forensic Science to see if a suspect could be identified. In 2012, Matsoake was determined to be a match.

Matsoake eventually fled back to his native South Africa, but not before committing a string of sexual assaults in North Carolina. In 2012, he was extradited back to the United States, and was convicted of several more rapes.12

• In July 2009, four Liberian boys in Phoenix lured an 8-year-old girl into a shed near her home where she was restrained and sexually assaulted. Her attackers reportedly tricked her into entering the shed with the offer of chewing gum.

Nearby residents called 911 when they heard the girl’s screams coming from the shed.

The boys, ages 14, 13, 10, and 9, were all taken into custody. All four admitted to having planned the attack. The 14-year-old, Steven Tuopeh, was to be tried as an adult. He has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of kidnapping.

The 13-year-old was charged with three counts of sexual assault, and one count of kidnapping. The 10-year-old was charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of kidnapping. The 9-year-old was charged with one count of sexual assault.

The girl, who is also Liberian, was remanded to the custody of Child Protective Services.

According to Phoenix police, the girl’s family blamed her for the attack. When asked by an ABC15 reporter as to what punishment he would like to see for the attackers, the girl’s father answered, “Nothing.”

The victim’s father got his wish.

The 14-year-old attacker eventually was eventually sent, instead, to juvenile court, where he pleaded guilty to a variety of sexual assault charges and kidnapping, and was sentenced to three years of probation, with no jail time.

No information on the sentences of his African brethren, if any, was ever released.13

If we do not end the practice of importing so-called “refugees” from Africa, most of whom are Muslim, the United States can look to Europe and see its future. Huge numbers of African men have been allowed to settle in, for example, countries such as England, France, Germany, and the Scandinavian countries and as a result, all of the aforementioned nations are now in the throes of a rape epidemic.

In Oslo, Norway, for instance, 100 percent of the rapes that are committed there are at the hands of “non-western males,” with 9 out of 10 attacks being against Norwegian women, according to Norwegian police.

In fact, the problem is so out of control in Norway that authorities in that one-time bastion of civility, have begun offering classes to newly arrived African migrants, reminding them that rape is illegal in the West.

In December 2015, The New York Times ran a story describing such a class being offered (on a voluntary basis) to Sudanese refugees.

The Times reported:

[With] more than a million asylum seekers arriving in Europe this year, an increasing number of politicians and also some migrant activists now favor offering coaching in European sexual norms and social codes.

Mr. Kelifa, 33, attended the education program at an asylum center in this town near the western Norwegian city of Stavanger. Like similar courses now under way in the village of Lunde and elsewhere in Norway, it was voluntary and was organized around weekly group discussions of rape and other violence.

The goal is that participants will “at least know the difference between right and wrong,” said Nina Machibya, the Sandnes center’s manager.

A course manual sets out a simple rule that all asylum seekers need to learn and follow: “To force someone into sex is not permitted in Norway, even when you are married to that person.”

In Denmark, lawmakers are pushing to have such sex education included in mandatory language classes for refugees. The German region of Bavaria, the main entry point to Germany for asylum seekers, is already experimenting with such classes at a shelter for teenage migrants in the town of Passau.

Norway, however, has been leading the way. Its immigration department mandated that such programs be offered nationwide in 2013, and hired a nonprofit foundation, Alternative to Violence, to train refugee center workers in how to organize and conduct classes on sexual and other forms of violence.14

Perhaps, it is simply this writer’s “white privilege” speaking, but it would seem that grown men who have to be taught “the difference between right and wrong,” or that forcing “someone into sex is not permitted,” can never be anything but a cancer on the countries which are now welcoming them into their once peaceful societies. ■
















About the author

Dave Gibson, a former legislative aide to a Virginia state senator, has been working as a freelance writer for many years. His work has been published in many newspapers and magazines, including The Washington Times.