Nashville’s Mayor Celebrates Sharia Enclaves

Below is the latest newsletter from the Tennessee Council for Political Justice.

Newsletter #160 — Nashville’s Mayor Celebrates Sharia Enclaves

Is Nashville “Music City, USA” or “Little Kurdistan”? You decide.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said the needs of “new Americans” were a top priority, so he established the city’s Office of New Americans:

“The number of foreign-born residents in Nashville has more than doubled over the past decade. And today our city is the proud home of the nation’s largest Kurdish population, as well as growing enclaves of immigrants from Somalia, Sudan and all over the world.”

Mayor Dean refers to the two out of three groups that have brought political Islam and sharia law to Nashville; Kurds and Somalis. They have been brought to Nashville through the federal refugee resettlement program.

Immigrants-turned-advocates talk about “Nashville for all of us” but instead choose to live like the Mayor’s office said, in enclaves. They complain about being treated as “the other,” but through self-segregation, guard against assimilating into and adapting to the American culture.

When they self-segregate its called preserving their culture. When native-born Tennesseans self-segregate, it’s called racism.

Kurdish Islamist agitator Remziya Suleyman whines endlessly about being thought of as “the other.” However, she was quick to appropriate Nashville’s generous spirit for her community’s political purposes, calling it “Little Kurdistan.”

Drost Kokoye, an activist Nashville’s Kurdish activist community, is known for her Jew-hatred and pro-Hamas politics. She worked in Suleyman’s organization, TIRRC, the ACLU and helped establish and is a board member of the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC). She’s now at UTKnoxville where she agitates with the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and has led pro-Ferguson rallies.

Ironically, Drost’s mother is a Parent Ambassador to new immigrant families as part of Mayor Dean’s Office for New Americans, even while her daughter Drost doesn’t want to be called a “new American” or even an “American.”

Enclaves in Tennessee?

Early on, the federal policy for resettling refugees advised scattering them across the country as a way to disperse the impact on receiving communities. In 1981 the federal government reversed this practice and instead started placing refugees of similar ethnic groups in the same area. Today, migration patterns upon arrival in the U.S. either for jobs, welfare benefits or to join an established ethnic community, help fuel the growth of the enclaves described by Mayor Dean.

There are enclaves such as the Muslims of America (MoA) compound in Stewart County, Tennessee.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says Muslims of America (MoA) is linked to the Jamaat ul-Fuqra Pakistani militant group.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) describes MoA as “virulently anti-Semitic,” attributed to it also anti-Christian and anti-American rhetoric and tied it to “a terrorist organization that has carried out firebombings and murders in the United States.”

There is also evidence of enclaves in the U.S. governed by sharia law.

Importing sharia law and terrorism into the U.S. via Islamic enclaves

According to a Pew Research survey,, “the estimated share of legal Muslim immigrants entering the U.S. each year has roughly doubled, from about 5 percent of legal immigrants in 1992 to about 10 percent in 2012.” The Obama administration has helped accelerate this increase. Legal immigration in the form of refugee resettlement contributes to this growth.

A 2012 poll found that 40% of Muslims living in the U.S. want to be governed by sharia law and 32% want sharia to govern all Americans. Almost half surveyed said “Americans who offer criticism or parodies of Islam should face criminal charges,” while “one in eight” called instead for the death penalty.

Where will this take our nation?

Because of the U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum program, and Washington’s refusal to stop importing people from terror-sponsoring countries, we have experienced the Boston marathon bombing, the Portland Christmas tree bombing threat, and the New York Times Square bomb threat, to name a few.

How did two Iraqi refugees get to Kentucky when their fingerprints were on an IED that killed five soldiers in Iraq? Because our security screening is lax two jihadis and their radical Islamist ideology, were brought to the U.S. as refugees. Watch the video clip about the case.

In December 2013, liberal California Democrat Sen. Diane Feinstein spoke about the Islamic terrorist threat to the U.S. She acknowledged that there is a, “real displaced aggression in this very fundamentalist jihadist Islamic community, and that is that the West is responsible for everything that goes wrong and that the only thing that’s going to solve this is Islamic sharia law and the concept of the caliphate.”

Sen. Feinstein suggests a connection between jihadists and sharia law.

The Tie Between Minneapolis and Nashville — “Little Mogadishu”

The vast majority of Somalis living in the U.S. have been brought by federal contractors paid by the U.S. refugee resettlement program; 9,000 in 2014 and over 2,800 so far in 2015.

The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis is called “Little Mogadishu” because it has the largest concentration of Somali Muslims living in the U.S. In August 2014, mainstream media also referred to it as “fertile ground for Islamic terrorist groups recruiting new fighters.” The report cited at least 40 residents who went to fight with ISIS, a pattern similar to the Minneapolis Somalis who joined al-Shabaab in 2013.

The Somali community complained to the Secretary of Home Land Security that their young men had no jobs, nor training or economic opportunity or “an appropriate place to live.” This is why they became “disillusioned and influenced by terrorist organizations” and then leave to go fight with ISIS.

How does this explain the FBI’s newest “Most Wanted Terrorist” a Somali who became a naturalized U.S. citizen through the refugee resettlement program? He drove a taxicab in D.C. and Virginia while he was recruiting for terrorists.

So, the Obama administration agreed to spend millions of dollars for job training and after-school activities.

The Somali enclave Mayor Dean admires comes with a Somali gang problem. This also connects Minneapolis and Nashville in ways the Mayor likely never envisioned as the price his city would pay for its Somali enclave. Part of Somali gang activity includes human sex trafficking and prostitution. The largest Somali sex trafficking ring which operated out of Minneapolis, Nashville and few other cities, was prosecuted in the federal courthouse in Nashville.

“Little Kurdistan” — Another Nashville Islamist Enclave

Since 2007, federal contractors have been paid to bring approximately 200,000 Iraqis to the U.S. Catholic Charities brought the first Kurds to Nashville in 1976. They were joined by some Iranian Kurds and then Kurds fleeing Saddam Hussein’s regime.

Between refugee resettlement and “secondary migration” (resettling in one place and moving to another), Nashville has the largest Kurdish community in the U.S. The number is estimated at about 11,000. Their mosque is the Salahadeen Center.

Programs such Nashville Public Television’s series entitled “Next Door Neighbors,” just like the “Welcome to Shelbyville” detailing the arrival of Somalis to the town, go to great lengths to characterize these refugees as “hardworking and grateful” to be in this country.

In 2007, the Kurdish Pride Gang (KPG) which grew out of the Nashville refugee Kurdish enclave, shined a different spotlight on the Kurdish community. Police described gang members as “increasingly vicious and brazen.” Gang experts warn that gangs made up of people that come from war-torn countries pose a “unique problem” because they are desensitized to violence and dismissive of authority.

As of 2012, Metro police used a new tactic to break the KPG gang. A judge ruled the gang a public nuisance and issued an injunction that prevents the gang from gathering together in public places.

What the propaganda pieces don’t disclose is that most of the pro-Islamist activism has been initiated and led by members of the Nashville Kurdish community actively abetted by Nashville’s Somali community.

For example, shortly after launching the American Center for Outreach (ACO), Remziya Suleyman aligned her organization with Muslim Brotherhood CAIR. Suleyman brought CAIR to Nashville to train young Muslims in advocating for political Islam. She mentors them in leading a sharia-adherent lifestyle despite admitting “she never knew the concept of sharia.” She has ceded leadership of ACO to the former CAIR-Houston director, Paul “Iesa” Galloway.

ACO’s Civic Engagement Coordinator, Drost Kokoye, another member from the Kurdish community, helped start the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) and to organize and lead anti-Israel rallies in Nashville. Kurdish Islamist Jihan Abdullah worked for ACO, while her sister Kasar, serves on the AMAC board.

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Can Mayor Karl Dean explain again why we should be excited about these enclaves in Nashville?

13 thoughts on “Nashville’s Mayor Celebrates Sharia Enclaves

  1. They’re not even being disingenuous anymore. They’re just outright SAYING “We’re here to erase your culture, and to use your freedoms against you.”

    Don’t know about you, but I don’t like being called a sucker to my face.

    • This is just the beginning of what “democracy” is going to give birth to.

      Are we awake is still dreaming about democracy.
      Demolishing our own house by our own hands.

      Is there in the Bible somewhere that says: Don’t break my Commandments or else?
      To hell with those who don’t know the difference between just patriotism ( defending one’s country and honor, family) and being being invaded through surrendering one’s country to the enemy who tells us frankly what their intentions are.

    • They are saying this they sense abject weakness from the state and the populace. Muslims are predators given their culture and they see the weakness and indifference displayed by us.

      The Feds are eaten alive by 15 years of Saudi influence stemming from before 9/11 to now. Congress is controlled by monied interests and open borders advocates who care nothing for the country.

      It will only get more brazen from here on out.

      The people need have a Bundy Ranch moment in regards to Islam if people want to begin putting a stop to it. People have to show unity in the face of evil. Not just some ads on a bus that few care about. But a physical presence that isn’t intimidated by a bunch of Muzzies and that can stand toe to toe with the bullies and blowhards.

      Because Muslims only respect the strong. If we can’t demonstrate this we are doomed.

      It doesn’t matter if the MSM goes nuts(and they will) or if Obama blows his stack and tries to send the DoJ to bully folks. They all need to get the message. They aren’t the rulers of us, we are, they work for us and it’s high time they remembered this face.

      Perhaps that is asking too much of most Americans today. Perhaps they are content collecting guns, playing with their Ipods, doing facebook and watching DWTS. I don’t know anymore, I just can’t fathom the modern American mind.

  2. “placing refugees of similar ethnic groups in the same area” is a long-standing practice, as used by the Army in wartime. It is called concentration. If the accommodation is temporary, in camps, these are concentration camps. It is curious how meanings become loaded.

  3. This is pretty much vomit-making. I do not understand why our government is letting these people in, in the first place. It is cultural suicide.

  4. “Where will this take America?” Pretty much where many parts of Western Europe are today and it’s getting worse. Europe is full of enclaves and no-go zones even police stay away from, mostly in France and Germany, but it’s growing in The Netherlands and other countries with suicidal politically correct social policies. The dumbing down of Europe is accelerating. Try and discuss the problem with progressive “new”liberal Europhiles, who believe the EU and multiculturalism are the greatest things since sliced bread, and you will be seen as a kook and a racist. Several expats I know in Europe made the move to Old Europe twenty-five years ago. Now it’s time for us to move again, darn it. But they were very good years while they lasted. It may get messy here in the coming years.

  5. Refugee’s streaming into Lebanon after Islamic wars with Israel tipped the balance to make Muslims the majority of peoples in Lebanon. Now, Lebanon is the first modern conquered nation for Islam. Refugee’s are just one arm of the jihad against the non-muslim world. Our Muslim-in-Chief knows what he is doing. He is setting up the USA for the great Muslim influx looking for the day when Shariah is the Law of the Land.

    • Yes. But but we’re not following the argument to its logical conclusion.

      It’s less a matter of religion than it is one of race. Religion isn’t a thing in itself, detatched from those that created it – it is nothing less than a window into their soul.

      Religion is a manifestation of a people’s relationship with the unknowable. It’s about the people not the religion.

      We make a mistake when we view Islam out of context. Isn’t it obvious that it is being used as a vehicle for the advancement of the black/brown peoples’ genocidal war on white people.

      so much as those that for whom its scriptures the Islamic world view that Islam is to the exclusion of everything else, on the threat of Islam. Islam as it is today is more than a ‘religion/social system’ – has become an articulation of the black/brown peoples race war against white people

      • Yes. But but we’re not following the argument to its logical conclusion.

        It’s less a matter of religion than it is one of race. Religion isn’t a thing in itself, detatched from those that created it – it is nothing less than a window into their soul.

        Religion is a manifestation of a people’s relationship with the unknowable. It’s about the people not the religion.

        We make a mistake when we view Islam out of context. Isn’t it obvious that it is being used as a vehicle for the advancement of the black/brown peoples’ genocidal war on white people.

        Bad editing! Apologies.

  6. Drost has also called America a sewer and said U.S. imperialism forced her out of Iraq. She is blaming America for liberating the Kurds.

  7. Individual suicide is a decision concluded upon a private and personal basis. Cultural suicide is a gift from our government. They have not offered us the prerogative to decline.

    Will the environment change in 2016? Can we select from a choice of suitable troglodytes, or are we facing another dead end array of Pollyannas? I want every mosque closed before 2018 closes, and the conspirators against our Constitution sitting out half century sentences as the Islamic hoi polloi board jumbo jets for OIC destinations, $10,000 exit checks in hand.

  8. Why can’t people understand that islam is a religion not a race, and since it is a religion, it is just an idea to have its merits (or lack there of) openly debated. If the ideas and beliefs are found lacking then it is open to scorn and ridicule. Just believing in an idea does not make it ‘right’.

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