Lutheran Social Services expanding Somali Muslim population of Minnesota

I think if I were Jodi Harpstead, LSS of Minnesota’s CEO I wouldn’t be going to St. Cloud and bragging about their role in creating the largest communities of Somalis outside of Africa and on top of that saying ‘no one is getting rich doing this work.’

Jodi Harpstead

A major goal of ‘American Resistance 2016!’ is to showcase those who are changing America by changing the people and Harpstead is one of those change agents.

Somalis have been resettled for decades in Minnesota thanks originally to three federal resettlement contractors (there are more now), but the original three working for the US State Department are Lutheran Social Services, Catholic Charities and World Relief.  See my 2011 report here at RRW.

Here is the story in the St. Cloud Times, yesterday.

Harpstead doesn’t understand why there should be resistance to changing the demographic make-up of small American cities and towns.

The state leader of a nonprofit organization that helps resettle refugees in Minnesota told a St. Cloud audience Tuesday that the recent negative response to Lutheran Social Service’s longstanding program was one of her biggest frustrations of the past year.


St. Cloud has added about 4,500 new foreign-born residents in the last 15 years, a 6 percent increase in the city’s population, Harpstead said.

Lutheran Social Service has resettled fewer than 1,000 of those; the rest have come on their own through secondary migration, she said. LSS plans to resettle about 215 refugees in St. Cloud this year.

She gives some other interesting bits of information such as the fact that they have their eyes on other towns in Minnesota (Worthington, Mankato, and Pelican Rapids), but maybe that isn’t new to those of you living there.

They are paid by the head, but this is a drop in the bucket in terms of the money they receive through government contracts.

But, I can’t believe she had the audacity to utter the last line below:

Lutheran Social Service works with refugees for the first eight months after their arrival, helping them find jobs and housing. Refugees receive a one-time grant of $1,125, plus a loan for travel expenses that must be repaid.

LSS of Minnesota receives $850 per individual. Less than $1 million of the $123 million in total revenue LSS will receive in 2016 is from refugee resettlement, she said.

“No one gets rich doing this work,” Harpstead said.

It would be one thing if Lutheran church-goers were shelling out the money to run this so-called ‘religious’ charity and pay her huge salary and benefits package, but they aren’t.  LSS of Minnesota is a quasi-government agency since the vast majority of its $89,384,263 income (reported on page 9 Form 990, 9/30/2014) comes from government fees and contracts.

They actually say on that tax return that their mission is: “Express the love of Christ for all people through service that changes lives and builds community.”  [Where is the ACLU on the separation of church and state this time?]

And, as for no one getting rich, Harpstead’s salary and benefits package (including related income) for that year was $387,360!  To put that in perspective that is a higher salary than US Supreme Court Justices and twice as much as US Senators and Members of Congress pull down.

LSS has nine other employees over 6-figures!

When you read the St. Cloud Times story be sure to take note of the “My neighbor is a Muslim” campaign that LSS is promoting  as well.

If I lived in Minnesota, knowing that your elected leaders are hopelessly supportive of changing the demographics of Minnesota, I think I would work on investigating LSS in 2016 and exposing them at every turn.

The first thing I would want to know is how are they going from an annual income of $89 million in 2014 to $123 million in 2016!

Al-Shabab wants American blacks to convert to Islam and migrate

While the media has focused on the Trump portion of al-Shabab’s latest propaganda video, it seems that there was much more in the film of interest to us.

By the way, they are no dummies.  When Hillary (wrongly) said Trump was in an ISIS recruitment video, they obviously decided to capitalize on that (help Hillary) and include him in their latest propaganda initiative.

Somalis to US in 2016
Unfortunately the number migrating in is still huge compared to those migrating out of America. In the first three months of FY2016 the UN/US State Department admitted 1,722 new Somalis. This is where they went. Map is hard to read, but most went to Minnesota. We admitted 8,858 in FY2015.

At RRW we followed the story with hundreds of posts since 2008 about the Somali refugee ‘youths’ who thumbed their noses at their ‘church’ resettlement contractors (including in MN, Catholic Charities, World Relief, and Lutheran Social Services) and the good life you gave them with your tax dollars and went to join the jihad in Africa and elsewhere.

See one of many posts about the ‘seeding’ of Somalis in Minnesota, here.

Here is a report of interest to me from NPR.  Note the word ‘hijrah’ (migration) in the film.  Hijrah is an important tenant in political Islam—migration for the sake of Allah and the caliphate.  In this case, of course, it is migration out of America they are promoting and my view of that is —good bye and good riddance (and take away their passports with no return to the US permitted ever!).

From Minnesota Public Radio:

A new Minnesota-centered recruiting video from al-Shabab calls for African-Americans to convert to Islam, move to a Muslim country and flee “racial profiling and police brutality” in the United States.

Hoping to capitalize on recent high-profile police killings of African-American men, the terror group’s 51-minute video urges American blacks to seek better lives abroad. It also refers to anti-Islam sentiment in the West and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent call for the ban on Muslims immigrating to the U.S.


“The brothers from Minnesota have set an example for all the Muslims in the West,” Dhore tells his audience. “They have left everything behind and they made hijrah (migration) for the sake of Allah.”

Now that is a migration we can support!

We are told the film features dead Minnesota Somali youths, so you have to wonder why that would be an inducement to join them in Africa, but so be it.

Ft. Morgan, CO Somali problem presents Election 2016 opportunity

Editor:  This is cross-posted from Refugee Resettlement Watch. What I would like all of you (who have meatpacking companies responsible for luring immigrant labor to your towns) to do, is this:  Find out which of your elected officials are receiving campaign donations from these companies and expose them and then if they are up for re-election this year, work to defeat them.

Likewise expose the resettlement contractors, especially in this case Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service which is working closely with the meatpacking industry in Minnesota, Kansas and Colorado (others?).  That supposedly ‘Christian’ federal contractor is responsible for bringing shariah law to your town through the resettlement of large numbers of Muslim refugees. Call them on it!

Nearly 200 Somali workers fired at Ft. Morgan meatpacking plant, dispute over prayer breaks

Oh boy, I get to use that wonderful German word – schadenfreude!

I first wrote about “WELCOMING” Ft. Morgan in 2008, go here to see many pages of posts on how the town opened its arms to Somalis being brought there through a refugee contractor for employment at Cargill Meat Solutions.

Cargill, by seeking out immigrant labor (including cheap Somali refugee labor), is one of the corporations directly responsible for destroying the cultural cohesiveness of your towns and cities often followed by the introduction of shariah law.  Demanding special treatment in the workplace for Islamic prayer is bringing shariah law to your community!

Cargill President
At American Resistance 2016! we will be showing the faces of those responsible for changing American towns. This is John Keeting, President of Cargill Meat Solutions as of Aug. 2015

(Lutheran Social Services of Rocky Mountains is largely responsible along with Cargill. That is the same contractor that wants to seed Wyoming with Somalis).

See also, ‘Meatpackers changing small town America,’ here.

The Denver Post tells us the seeding of Ft. Morgan began in 2005.

Don’t miss one of my favorite posts of all time.  I reported on the Editor of the Ft. Morgan Times calling me out (I don’t know who else he could have meant at the time).

I’ve been waiting since 2008 to use this!

Editor (of Ft. Morgan Times):

Of course, if it were up to some people, Somali refugees would not have a chance to resettle anywhere in the U.S. There is even a Web site devoted to teaching Americans how to chase refugees of various sorts out of town.

This is a kind of insanity, since everyone except Native Americans are immigrants. Unfortunately, it shows the dark, ugly underside of our great country.

Now, here is the news yesterday from Reuters. Will there now be 200 unemployed Somalis hanging around Ft. Morgan?

Nearly 200 workers, mostly Somali immigrants, have been fired from a meat-packing plant in Colorado after staging a walkout to protest what they said were insufficient prayer accommodations, the company and Islamic advocacy groups said on Thursday.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the workers were treated in a “discriminatory manner” by managers at the Cargill Meat Solutions [CARGIL.UL] facility in Fort Morgan, about 75 miles northeast of Denver.

I’m not shedding any tears for Cargill, but I am for America!

Continue reading here and see that the ‘Somali Jesse Jackson’ (Omar Jamal) has inserted himself into the controversy.  I bet we have nearly 100 posts on Jamal who entered the US illegally more than a decade ago and was never deported!

Afterthought: Colorado is a must-win state if we are to assure Hillary doesn’t get to the White House.  The Left has been working on importing immigrant voters to the state for some time.   While companies like Cargill only care about their bottom line, the Left is happy to help them in order to acquire ‘new’ American voters.  The big loser is you—the middle class taxpaying American!