Thursday, February 23, 2012

Two Academic Communists Snub Afrikaner Family Seeking Refugee Status

(L) Dr Dennis Laumann, and (R) Professor Mark Behr

A white Afrikaner family is seeking refugee status in the United States, claiming they will be victims of racism if they return to South Africa.

When their lawyer tried to get academics in the US to give credence to their claim, one of the academics, Dr Dennis Laumann, of the University of Memphis, provided the following response:

"I am not interested in assisting Afrikaners claiming discrimination in a non-racial, democratic, post-apartheid South Africa." - Dr Dennis Laumann

Despite the fact that several similar applications for asylum have been successful in the past, Laumann’s outlook was supported by another academic, Professor Mark Behr, of Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tennessee.

According to latest statistics from the US Department of Homeland Security, about 129 South Africans were granted asylum between 2001 and 2010. 

The full timeslive news report can be read further down in this posting.

So who exactly are these so-called “academics”, who are refusing to assist this family, and who claim that South Africa is a non-racial democratic country?

Shall we start with Dr Dennis Laumann?

According to this source Dennis Laumann is an Associate Professor of African history at The University of Memphis. He was born and raised in New York to parents who emigrated from Germany. His interests in politics, history, journalism, and travel were nurtured through public education from elementary school on Long Island to graduate school at UCLA. He is a member of the Communist Party USA and Local 3865 of the United Campus Workers-Communication Workers of America.

Laumann’s name also pops up on Wikipedia’s page dealing with a book publishing company based in New York City called, “International Publishers”, specializing in Marxist works of economics, political science, and history. The company was established in 1924 by A.A. Heller and Alexander Trachtenberg, using funds earned through a lucrative trade concession granted during the New Economic Policy by the government of Soviet Russia. The publisher has continued to maintain an extremely close working relationship with the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) throughout its more than eight decades of existence. According to Wikipedia Dennis Laumann recently authored a document calling for a new edition of The Communist Manifesto targeted to the academic market… (Need I say more?)

Professor Mark Behr?

The easy searchable pages of Wikipedia reveal that this man was an Afrikaans traitor who turned double agent and spied on the South African government on behalf of the African National Congress. So - with that said, I believe there’s also no need to say anymore.

Here’s the full story as published in The Times newspaper:

 'We want out of SA'
NASHIRA DAVIDS | 22 February, 2012 00:31

 A South African family is desperate to remain in the US, its members claiming they cannot return home because, as Afrikaners, they will be subject to racial discrimination.

The family's legal representative has been contacting US academics in a bid to get a scholarly opinion that would bolster the asylum application.

The family, described by the law firm as "white Afrikaner farmers", is among dozens of South Africans who, over the past decade, have applied for asylum abroad for a range of reasons, including fear of persecution and violent crime. Some of the applications have been successful.

When contacted for comment, the family's lawyer, Rehim Babaoglu, said the family was too afraid to be identified.

"They were shocked to hear that a reporter was seeking information and they have no comment. They definitely don't want to participate because of privacy and safety concerns," said Babaoglu.

But Professor Mark Behr, of Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tennessee, and Dr Dennis Laumann, of the University of Memphis, have rejected requests that they help the family.

"I am not interested in assisting Afrikaners claiming discrimination in a non-racial, democratic, post-apartheid South Africa," wrote Laumann.

"In my scholarly opinion, there is absolutely no basis for their allegation - whatever evidence they may present."

Behr - who is an award-winning South African author - said he did not believe the law firm would find "any fair-minded scholar" to support the family.

"If the people your firm seeks to represent are in any way victims of racism, it is, sadly, only a racism of their own making, in their own minds.

"Let me add, too, that I speak as a white Afrikaner, from a family of farmers, people who themselves lost farms they owned in Africa, and with my own profound empathy for all people who live off the land in South Africa," replied Behr.

But the family is not alone in attempting to flee post-apartheid South Africa:

  • According to latest statistics from the US Department of Homeland Security, about 129 South Africans were granted asylum between 2001 and 2010;
  • Immigration New Zealand's general manager for settlement, protection and attraction, Stephen Dunstan, said 48 South Africans had applied for refugee status since 2006. All were rejected; and
  • Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees received nine applications for asylum between 2009 and 2011.
Russell Kaplan, the lawyer for South African Brandon Huntley, who is still fighting for refugee status in Canada, said the trend was growing.

"My office is involved in other South African claims - I prefer not to say how many - and I continue to speak to many white South Africans every month who report increasing fear for themselves and their families," Kaplan said.

Gary Eisenberg, who specialises in immigration law, said that, though the topic was complex, he believed that many applicants had a valid case.

"There exist, for instance, entry quotas for whites at universities, and BEE policies restricting the hiring of white candidates in the private sector," said Eisenberg.

"If these measures could be interpreted to be state-sponsored or supported discrimination based on colour or race classification, for example, then a well-founded case of discrimination on those facts could be made in terms of the asylum rules of Western countries, such as the UK, Canada and the US."

But Eisenberg said it would be difficult for someone to apply for asylum on the basis that he felt that the state supported or sponsored the high levels of crime in the country.

Adriana Stuijt, a retired Dutch-born journalist who worked in South Africa, estimates that there are almost 800 South Africans living as refugees around the world.

Stuijt has a blog that monitors the number of refugees and is a member of the Afrikaner Rescue Action Fund, which was started in the Netherlands to help poor Afrikaner communities.

"The latest case, a South African Afrikaans-speaking man of German descent, is in north Germany. He applied three months ago. He fled because of many violent incidents and threats to his life," said Stuijt.

"The latest group of asylum-seekers, from 2011 and 2012, I find are often Afrikaner individuals or families, most of them from farming regions.

"Some are sponsored by US families and religious communities and are still in the asylum process in several states."

AfriForum's deputy CEO, Ernst Roets, said that though the organisation did not encourage South Africans to leave the country, the crisis on the farms has left many with no alternative.

Roets said San Pedro Sula, Honduras, has the highest murder rate in the world - 159 murders per 100000 inhabitants.

"In South Africa, to be a farmer, the murder rate is more than 300 per 100000, according to criminologists," said Roets.

"What encourages people to ask for refugee status is the fact that our government is not taking real steps to address the issue.''

Just this week, a dairy farmer was killed and his wife badly injured in Buffelshoek, North West.

Roets travelled to Geneva in December to address the UN Human Rights Council on the crisis on South African farms. He said the biggest concern was that a minority group was being targeted.

His intention, he said, was to create awareness and put pressure on the government to "take this more seriously".

But Lucy Holborn, research manager at the SA Institute of Race Relations, said statistics did not back up arguments that, by virtue of being a minority group, Afrikaners were more likely to be crime targets.

"The majority of victims of crime in South Africa are black . I often argue that crime is the one thing that cuts across all race groups," said Holborn.

She said there was not sufficient evidence to suggest that crime in farming communities was racially motivated.

Dave Steward, executive director of the FW de Klerk Foundation, said South Africa, despite "some threats" to basic human rights, such as the Protection of State Information Bill, was a long way from being in a situation where people should be seeking asylum.

"The situation on the farms [is] fairly critical but whether that is a result of government activity - often the requirement for political asylum - is another matter."

Yesterday, Home Affairs spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa said it was impossible to say how many South Africans made asylum or refugee applications.

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Most of you people on here should be ashamed of yourselves. You lot implying they are getting what they deserve and you lot of "Afrikaners" turning a blind eye. As for the Afrikaners I'm not sure if I should pity you for not having the backbone to stand up for your own (no race respects people who are not proud of what they are) or if I should worry that you think its okay to live the way people live in SA. You lot saying they are getting what they deserve kindly get your facts straight about history. No young adult or child had anything to do with Apartheid. It's now just become an excuse for bad behaviour and a complete lack of wanting to accept responsibility for one's own bugger ups. Being a white farmer in South Africa is statistically the most dangerous job in the world. More dangerous than for soldiers in the middle east. HELLO?? I dont live there, thank God, I live in another BLACK African country. I love it. I'm safe, we are all safe. All this rubbish being spewed about it being non racial murders on whites is getting old. You do not have to torture and kill a 78 year old woman with a hot iron, just to take her phone. You could just take it if you were there to rob her. You do not have to drown a 12 year old boy in his bathtub after you hacked to death his father and mother, just to take what little money they had on them. JUST STOP pussy footing around the real issue. The country I live in have the majority of people dirt poor, much poorer than SA. They also had racial segregation in their past. Yet they dont do what the hell is happening in SA. They never did. There is clearly something much bigger wrong than just racism with the types of crimes being committed in SA. If everyone stopped pretending and started looking at something like DNA defects causing an alarming amount of psycopaths you'd probably get somewhere. EVEN BLACK PEOPLE FROM OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES THINKS THERE IS SOMETHING VERY WRONG WITH BLACK SOUTH AFRICANS. Go ahead, ask one his opinion. They think those tribes down there are inhuman.

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The real motive is quite simple.

Dennis Laumann is in the same genetic category as Tim Wise, Noel Ignatov, Barbara Lerner Spectre etc.

Anti-White, Anti Christian Talmudic Jews.

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