My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Monday, August 25, 2008

Can Somalians integrate into Canada....

This is a report from Norway...does the same hold true here???
A Somalian woman who came to Norway more than 10 years ago is harshly criticizing her fellow Somalian immigrants and Norwegian authorities. In a new book, she claims Somalians themselves don't want to integrate into Norwegian society, and that Norwegian welfare programs make it easy for them to remain isolated.

he book written by Amal Aden, a pseudonym for the Somalian author, is already creating an uproar. Amal Aden wouldn't use her own name because of fears for her own safety.

In an interview with newspaper Aftenposten, the author said she hopes to launch a new debate on immigration and what can be done to further integration.

"I wrote the book in the hopes that children will get better lives," she said. "I want to see more integration, and the responsibility for that lies with the Somalians themselves and with the authorities."

She claims that resistance to integration is widespread especially among Somalian men, who fear losing their culture and religion. Many are afraid of Norwegians and view them as infidels who can't be trusted.

In her book, entitled "See us!" (Se oss!), Amal Aden claims the Somalians also exploit the Norwegian welfare state and have many children in order to qualify for more welfare payments. Many couples also "divorce" under Norwegian law in order for the women to receive even more welfare payments as single mothers, only to continue to live under Somalian customs with their Somalian husbands and have more children, the author claims.

She writes that violence is a part of life in Somalian homes, that young girls are often molested and women and children are intentionally kept isolated. Many Somalian men, she claims, prefer to live on welfare than accept jobs seemingly below their social status.

"I'm tired of being patient with a situation where children aren't getting enough food at home, where women are beaten by their husbands, where welfare payments to the (Somalian) families are used by the men to buy (the narcotic) khat, where the willingness to simply obtain more welfare money is stronger than the ability to care for children," writes Amal Aden. She accuses many spokesmen for the Somalian community of hypocrisy, saying they say they support integration when in reality they don't.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have to say, from what I have seen in Toronto, that the Somali / Ethiopian individuals are by the most unsuccessful immigrants that Canada has likely ever taken in. They are a future demographic disaster in the making.

Of course this is totally unscientific and a personal observation, but in England there was a study on this very issue that confirms that this group were by far the most dependent on welfare, social housing, etc of all immigrant groups.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's be frank here, a certain percentage of immigrants are here to take advantage of our liberal welfare values at the detriment of the majority. That anyone would doubt this indicates they are either retarded in some fashion or part of some greater conspiracy to keep the rest of us 'down.' (real conservative)

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of the problem I find in Ottawa comes from the refugees... I mean, it's hard to be surprised given their upbringing in the middle of a war zone, but we definitely have crime problems as well as domestic issues in this city. Several times I or people I know have been harrassed, and several I know have actually been assualted by large groups of somali Youth (This almost happened to me just the other night while waiting for a bus). It's unfortunate, but none of the solutions seem to be working. Of course, there are some doing very well, but you can't exactly send those somalian people who won't integrate back to that dump right now... it's still a warzone :(

5:07 PM  
Blogger Peter L said...

It isn't their fault. They are simply doing what we as a society allow them to do. We have Pierre Trudeau and the Liberal Party to thank for our wonderfully utopian, multicultural Canada where laws are in place to ensure that Canadians must give up our country to middle eastern and religious (dare I say Muslim?)immigrants. I know of no other group that has as vehemently not integrated to Canadian morals and standards.

Canadians should note carefully what is happening in Britain, The Netherlands, Norway and other European countries, we are next and it will be our fault.

8:38 PM  

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