December 21, 2009, - 11:12 am

Cambodia Does What We Don’t Have the Guts To; Predictably, US Condemns

By Debbie Schlussel

Say what you want about Cambodia and its government.  On some things, they have it right.


Smart Playbook: Cambodia Says No to Extremist Muslim Asylum Seekers

And one of them is the guts to deport those who would do them harm and have no right to be there.  While the Obama administration, just last week, removed more obstacles from frauds seeking asylum (by refusing to hold them in detention, deport them, etc. if they have a “credible fear” of persecution a/k/a do a minimal acting job), Cambodia isn’t taking a page from the Barack Book.

And, predictably, we condemn them.  But you know who’s gonna hold onto their country and culture longer?  Not America.  We’re ready to allow Uighurs–Chinese Muslims–to live in Washington, DC neighborhoods.

But the Cambodians are the ones with common sense on this.

The ethnic Uighurs sought asylum in Cambodia following deadly ethnic riots this summer in China’s far western region of Xinjiang. China says they are suspected criminals.

The group was deported back to China on Saturday despite protests from the U.S. and the U.N. Several members of the group told U.N. representatives in Cambodia they feared persecution if returned to China. . . .

The group of Uighurs had made the journey from their traditional homeland of Xinjiang in China’s far west through to Vietnam and on to Cambodia with the help of a network of missionary groups.

Before they were repatriated, several Uighurs had told the U.N. refugee agency in Cambodia that they feared lengthy imprisonment or even the death penalty if they were returned to China because of their involvement in the summer’s ethnic unrest. . . .

The U.S. State Department said Sunday it was “deeply disturbed” by the move, which may have violated Cambodia’s international obligations to asylum-seekers. The U.S. also says it is concerned about the welfare of the Uighurs.

State Department spokesman Gordon Duguid said the incident would affect Cambodia’s relationship with Washington and its international standing.

If only our country was more “deeply disturbed” by our own Nidal Malik Hasans, Naveed Haqs, and various other Muslims shooting up fellow Americans, instead of lecturing other countries that they need to accept more of those in their midst, too.

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Debbie, agreed. The Cambodians have seen what’s happen in neighboring Thailand where Muslims in southern provinces bordering Malaysia are conducting an insurgency against the central government in Bangkok. They don’t want the same thing happening in their own country. We haven’t had enough of Islamist jihadism here so we are lecturing to other countries to do what we do. Yup, America will survive just by doing more of the same.

The mythical Muslim moderate is out there, just like in the Avis car commercial, we have to try harder to find him.

NormanF on December 21, 2009 at 11:35 am

Right on, spot on Debbie. Amen.

Are there enough good men and women left in this nation to fight to take it back?–to restore the kind of country we were–that value liberty and responsibility and personal freedom?

The fabric of what we’ve allowed ourselves to tolerate and now become–makes this unlikely! Still, I pray more Americans will wake up and get in the fight.

Far better to go down fighting– even to the death, than to cower in slavery to tyranny and the ongoing destruction (by liberals who mock the Constitution) of our once great nation.

I witnessed Pelosi being asked such a question last week on a vid clip. She was asked:

“Where in the Constitution do you find the authority granted to Congress to invoke gov’t run health care like this?” She indignantly snorted and sputtered, “what? What? are you serious?” That is a snapshot of the contempt these Stalinists have for those of us who dare to say, “the emperors (and empresses) have no clothes!”

BB on December 21, 2009 at 11:46 am

That is gutsy we are gutless and that is why our culture will be gutted.

Wow Debbie don’t let Aaron Klein see this or he’ll post it on WND as a breaking exclusive by this afternoon!

Blessings and once again thanks for all your hard work.


jeannieology on December 21, 2009 at 11:48 am

Yes, lets punish Cambodia for not drinking the Kool-Aid. This is Jonestown World.

poetcomic1 on December 21, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Good for Cambodia. At least one country see’s Islam for what it is.

“Before they were repatriated, several Uighurs had told the U.N. refugee agency in Cambodia that they feared lengthy imprisonment or even the death penalty if they were returned to China because of their involvement in the summer’s ethnic unrest. . . .” I love this statement. It says it all. They were involved in the ethnic unrest, ie. the terrorist activities against the non-Muslims in China. Yeah they deserve asylum…Puh-leeze! Just so they can start their crap all over again in another country.
The rest of the countries in the world should be doing exactly what Cambodia is doing…Sending these barbarians back home, preferably in a body bag.

perception of truth on December 21, 2009 at 12:14 pm

It is a good example. The Uighers even admitted that that they had participated in insurgent activities in China. These people were never ordinary refugees.

Worry01 on December 21, 2009 at 12:23 pm

This administration, in than a year in office, has demonstrated a tendency to spurn long time allies and friends, and suck up to thugs and despots. (Outreach to the Muslim world has of course been Job One.)

Cambodia is at least in good company. Look what a botch the administration made in Honduras, standing with Chavez and Morales to support a tin-pot dictator (Zelaya) against those following the dictates of their democratic constitution. Consider also his siding with the Palestinians against Israel; with Russia against Poland and the Czech Republic; and with Gitmo’ terrorists and their defense lawyers against the people of New York.

Raymond in DC on December 21, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Sad to see you scoring points in what is obviously a very complicated case. A disturbing lack of humanity.

A: Like I always say, anytime they tell you it’s “complicated,” that’s elitist talk trying to dissuade us on something that’s actually quite simple. DS

Anon on December 21, 2009 at 1:05 pm

The only elitist here is you. You seem to have a strong agenda in exclusion and in analyzing any given situation through the lens of your elitist viewpoint. This seems simple enough to me.

A: I believe in inclusion, and, therefore, I volunteer your home and your neighborhood for these “displaced” Uighurs. I hope you enjoy studying the Koran. You’ll need it. Sadly, you probably live in our neighborhoods. Question: Can we deport you with them? Sadly not. DS

Anon on December 21, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    I am very friendly to the enemy muzzies. I often see muzzies everywhere now, and I approach asking, “Have you considered repatriation? I think it would be good for both of us.”

    goldenmike4393 on December 21, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Deport me? Wow. Are you having trouble with the concept of a democratic nation? Sadly yes.

A: We are a republic, not a democracy. Time for you to go back to high school government class. Even so, neither a democracy nor a republic has in its definition a requirement to accept Islamic terrorist illegal aliens into its midst or to denounce a sovereign nation that sends them packing. So, your whine about the concept of a democratic nation has nothing to do with the price of tea in China . . . or this issue. Clearly it’s you that has trouble with a lot of concepts. DS

Anon on December 21, 2009 at 1:42 pm

If I saw standing in front of me was a few ninja looking terrorists like the above picture, I think I would make sure that a few agents with automatic weapons were “profiling” their asses. Why can’t these camel jockeys conform to the rest of society? They just look way too suspicious to me to not be profiled. And for those of you that don’t like profiling, I hope your next flight is half full of these terrorist looking morons.

On the subject of the Uighur terrorists, let these PC libs take them in, just as long as they relocate with them as far away from the U.S. as possible. I hear Venezuela is nice this time of year.

Jarhead on December 21, 2009 at 3:41 pm

What is a camel jockey, Jarhead?

zigo on December 21, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Stop pretending to be an idiot, zigo. You know very well what a camel jockey is and there are too many of them in our country.

    lexi on December 21, 2009 at 7:52 pm

“The group of Uighurs had made the journey from their traditional homeland of Xinjiang in China’s far west through to Vietnam and on to Cambodia with the help of a network of missionary groups.”

Boo-hoo, what a pity. We are supposed to feel sorry for those practicing a barbaric, totalitarian religion/political system (Muslims) because they might be treated badly by the totalitarian Chinese? Sorry, not going to happen.

Buddhist Cambodia has had enough trouble with Muslims over the past several years. About 2% of the population in Cambodia has traditionally been Muslim, the Cham ethnic minority. Most of them were poor village dwellers in the countryside. There were only a few mosques in the early 90’s and by 2003, when I was visiting the country, there were about 150 because of a huge influx of money for the Middle East.

You would travel in the countryside, see a very poor village with a gigantic, wealthy gold-plated domed mosque with huge minarets towering over the countryside. With the money came foreign imams and madrassas, and Cambodia has had a real problem with the Muslims in recent years.

Here is an article about how Cambodia has had to crack down on the increasingly violent Muslims in Cambodia:

Question for the Muslims who comment on this site: Can you name a SINGLE country that has not had problems with you Muslims? As Cambodia and every other country demonstrates, all you Muslims do is cause trouble and violence whereever you are. At least Cambodia has sense enough to deport foreign Muslims “visiting” and seeking asylum there for jihad.

JM on December 21, 2009 at 7:12 pm

2010, 2012 will hopefully begin to end the insanity.

Joe on December 22, 2009 at 3:11 am

“PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (Reuters) — Cambodia signed 14 deals worth an estimated $850 million with China on Monday, two days after it defied international pressure by deporting 20 members of the Uighur minority who had sought asylum after fleeing a government crackdown in China”

The motivation for what has transpired must surely be obvious!

I came across this site by accident on googling “Cambodia”. I have never previously involved myself in blogging but in this instance feel compelled to comment on the extremism and sectarianism expressed by youself and many of those who have posted comments.

It is quite galling to see someone who is clearly of Jewish descent and a relative of a holocaust survivor expressing such views and the religious intolerance of some of the bloggers is unbelievable! Perhaps were they to substitute the word “Jew” foe “Muslim” or “Muzzies” they would see themselves for what they are – National Socialists (Nazis!) – only this time Judaism is not the religion under attack. Is there never a time when people learn from history?

Sectarianism is described in Wikipedia as ” bigotry, discrimination or hatred arising from attaching importance to perceived differences between subdivisions within a group, such as between different denominations of a religion or the factions of a political movement.”

I have never heard of you before today (being domiciled in Scotland) and am astounded to note that you are an attorney (in addition to your other money generating activities). I am also a lawyer and would have expected better from someone educated in jurisprudential principles. There is perhaps a cynical suspicion that your “extremism” is simply a pretext
for the purpose of generating publicity ( and presumably more money ).
I believe that Obama and his administration are to be applauded for the stance taken against wrong and injustice wherever it takes place in the world and I most sincerely hope that the views expressed by you and many of your bloggers do not represent anything but a prejudiced and extremist minority of the US population.

Bob on December 22, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Bob, thank you for your brave, well-said comments, and I totally agree with you that all this is a hatefull and publicity-seeking agenda on her part. DS, I dare you publish my reply!

    Decent Person, I think. on February 23, 2012 at 3:56 am

Hmm, what’s the proper tartan for a liberal? Wouldn’t be Black Watch…

Richard on December 22, 2009 at 10:22 pm

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